|Demon of Gluttony|
|Romaji||Akujiki no Akuma|
|Died||August, EC 325|
The Demon of Gluttony was one of the demons residing in the vessels of sin. Taking a red wine glass as its vessel, the demon caused numerous incidents over the centuries. After its vessel was acquired by Arte and Pollo, the demon forged a contract with Banica Conchita to save the ailing human from certain death and show her the world of evil food.
Since time immemorial, the gods and their kin enjoyed paradise in their world. When their world suddenly collapsed, they boarded the ark Sin and traversed the black sea until finding a new place. There, they created the Second Period and prospered in the new paradise for a thousand years. When the Second Period faced destruction, the gods dubbed the cause "Malice". As HERs contaminated the world, for of the gods and 68 of the kin boarded Sin and successfully escaped the world's destruction.
They then sailed to another new place. With the sun god heading the creation of the Third Period, other gods and kin were tasked with helping create the individual aspects of the third paradise. During the process, 62 of their kin died and the god Held had them reincarnate as forest spirits on the ground world. The surviving four gods and six kin then completed their creation by BT 528.
When the sun god shared his plans to leave their new paradise in the hands of the humans they created, the six kin opposed the decision along with the twin gods Levia and Behemo. At some point, the six kin swore their allegiance to the twin gods. After the sun god transformed the twins into a twin-headed dragon and tasked "Levia-Behemo" as the "temporary gods" for the humans of the new world, the six kin joined the wrathful twin gods in breaking the sun god's rules and attempting to destroy the Third Period. The sun god then sealed Levia-Behemo and the kin in Sin and buried the ark in the world's north.
Mantle of GluttonyEdit
Sometime after, the kin escaped Sin and reincarnated as demons. When Hänsel and Gretel split Eve Moonlit's Original Sin into seven fragments in EC 014, the demons slipped in while they created the vessels of sin, one becoming the "Demon of Gluttony". Afterwards, the demons and their vessels of sin were scattered across the world. Armed with the knowledge of the sun god's rules for demons, the Demon of Gluttony eventually inhabited a red wine glass as its vessel.
Some time during the first century EC, the demon invoked its powers to resurrect the dead. Around the turn of the third century EC, the glass ended up in ended up in the stomach of a baemu pig and the Demon of Gluttony infused the beast with its pathogen. After the pig was captured and eaten in the village of Gula, the demon unleashed its deadly epidemic upon the afflicted and the villagers began to die off at an increasing rate each day over the course of ten years until only a single villager survived.
Around a hundred years later, the glass ended up in the stomach of another baemu and the demon similarly infused it with its magical disease. After the pig arrived at the Conchita Mansion and was eaten by Duke Muzuri Conchita and his entire household in November of EC 296, the demon unleashed the plague again, killing off one person from the staff per day. Less than a week later, the mage AB-CIR removed the glass from the premises, leaving the demon helpless to empower its plague any further.
Some time afterward, the mage was forced to relinquish the glass. As the years progressed, the demon allowed its disease to flourish. Towards the end of its pathogen's ten year period at the Conchita household, the Demon of Gluttony witnessed Duke Muzuri kill his beloved wife, Megour, as she attempted to eat the corpses of their staff in March of EC 306.
Evil Food Eater ConchitaEdit
The vessel and its demon eventually ended up in the possession of Arte and Pollo. Noticing the two were reincarnations of Hänsel and Gretel, the demon's glass was stored in the twins' room at the Conchita Mansion. In EC 323, the Demon learned that Muzuri's daughter Banica was dying due to her eating obsession and decided to offer a contract to the dying Duke. Descending a manifestation of itself from the ceiling, the demon introduced itself.
When Banica asked if it was taking her to the afterlife, the Demon of Gluttony explained that she would be dying in roughly six months in her current condition; the noble responded that she was satisfied with her life, having tasted nearly all the foods in the world. After questioning her sentiments, the Demon learned that she only regretted not tasting the Tasan territory's baemu.
The Demon insisted that she had only tasted half of the world's foods and that the Duke was ignorant of the world of ultimate foods. Banica noted how she would die in six months regardless and the Demon offered her a contract to avoid her death and be able to partake in that unknown world. As the Duke remarked about the simplicity of the matter, the Demon continued to goad her despite Banica's prompt refusal on account of how her mother and the entire staff had previously been killed by a Demon.
The Demon then argued that her father was her mother's actual murderer before Banica silenced it and demanded it leave her presence. The Demon complied before stating it'd leave something for her; once it vanished, the entity's vessel was left by the Gourmet Noble's bed and filled with Blood Grave. The next morning, Banica drank the wine, confirming the contract with the Demon.
After possessing her, the Demon of Gluttony slimmed Banica's figure and cured her of her sickness, allowing her to make a full recovery and be able to eat anything she desired. Over the next three years, the demon observed its host gorge herself on the most disgusting of foods, eventually deserting her duties to further indulge in her obsession. At some point, she used the demon's power from the glass to reanimate the mansion's dead staff to guard the estate.
Weakening and DeathEdit
In EC 325, Banica completely descended into cannibalizing her servants before unleashing the undead across her territory. After Banica was poisoned by her cook Carlos Marlon, the Demon of Gluttony realized the poisonous soup was infused with magic from the Demon of Wrath and paid it no mind. When she later ate the cook, the demon realized Carlos had been regularly ingesting the Wrath magic for years and was infused with a dangerous amount of it, slowly weakening it.
In August of EC 325, the Demon watched as the starving Banica approached her baby she had with Carlos and hesitated to eat the boy. Feeling its strength ebb and recognizing the baby was a vaccine, the demon asked Banica why she wasn't eating her child and insisted she do so, manifesting itself as a red mist around the Duke. The Demon then explained its situation and that she soon wouldn't be able to hear its voice at all.
When Banica asked what that had to do with the child, the Demon described its nature as a vaccine. Hearing the Duke ask what a vaccine was and if it was delicious, the Demon continued to explain how the child produced a vaccine that would counteract the Wrath magic. Banica then remarked that the Demon seemed to know everything, asking if Arte and Pollo were its minions before the Demon replied that they were actually reincarnations of the two it knew.
Strongly encouraging the Duke to eat the baby, the Demon exerted more and more power over her. Arguing with the noble, the Demon reminded her that she was nothing without food, to which the Duke replied that she refused to be spurred by a Demon. As the demon desperately tried to make her eat it, saying it was the only thing left to save them both, Banica smiled and told it there was something else. Horrified at the realization, the demon protested Banica's intentions to eat herself as the duke ignored it before gleefully devouring herself and the demon with it.
After consuming the demon, Banica replaced it as the new Demon of Gluttony and began inhabiting the wine glass. When Allen Avadonia asked where the original Demon was centuries later, Hänsel replied that the original Demon was unable to act as his guide due to being trapped in Banica's stomach since long ago. When Allen later asked Banica why she ate herself, the Duke answered that she was curious what a demon would taste like, claiming she refused to be its servant.
Personality and TraitsEdit
At the time of taking its role as one of the demons for the vessels of sin, the Demon of Gluttony existed as a blank slate, having no aspirations or goals save for sating its own boredom, the same as its fellow demons. However, unlike the other Demons of Sin, the Demon of Gluttony was unwilling to take its hosts by force or without their knowledge and appeared contemptuous of some of the other Demons of Sin for doing so.
Despite this, the demon remained forceful and persistent in trying to obtain a potential contractor's consent. Likewise, although it didn't often speak to a contractor during the course of its possession, the demon exerted a palpable influence over its host and drove them to eat for its own gain. It would also interfere in its host's actions and become argumentative when pressed, even resorting to juvenile insults when unable to get its way or afraid.
Skills and AbilitiesEdit
As a Demon of Sin, the Demon of Gluttony was able to possess those who wielded its vessel. While possessing a host, the Demon of Gluttony was able to influence their personality and actions, fueling their hunger and appetite. If a contract was forged between an individual and the Demon, the Demon's host would have access to powers provided by the Demon. The Demon could also communicate with its host using telepathy.
Among the Demon's powers were conjuring the Gula pathogen and reanimating those killed by it. The Gula disease would distort the infected individual's appetite over time and were required to satisfy their hunger for ten years in order to survive. The individual's appetite would eventually become so distorted that they would crave the inedible, such as household objects or stones. Those who did not eat enough or ate the inedible eventually died. When the Demon's vessel was in the area of the afflicted, it could amplify the effects of the plague. However, even without the glass in the vicinity, the disease was capable of killing an average of one person per day. The Demon could also infuse the flesh of the baemu pig with its pathogen, causing those who ate it to be infected.
Those killed by the Gula disease were capable of being reanimated by the Demon. The reanimation ritual involved pouring wine from the glass on the corpses of the deceased or the ground near them. Those reanimated were puppets to the vessel's wielder and could only be defeated by completely hacking up the body. The reanimation ritual also required large amounts of magic to maintain.
The Demon's host also had the ability to heal at an advanced rate, recovering from small cuts in a matter of seconds. Things usually deadly to normal humans, such as poison, could be resisted by the host, although poison made from the Golden Key's powder could make the host feel numb. If the host gave birth while possessed by the Demon, it was possible to pass the healing ability to their descendants.
Although inhabiting the body of its host while possessing them, the Demon of Gluttony's true essence remained in the Glass of Conchita. Because of this, the Demon's powers could be inhibited by a sealing spell; similarly, the demon was forced to abide by the "rules" put in place by Sickle until the end of the Third Period. The Demon of Wrath's magic was also harmful to the Demon.
Banica Conchita: A woman the Demon possessed. Seeing the gluttonous Duke as a suitable contractor, the demon was persistent with obtaining her consent to becoming possessed and was satisfied with the Duke sating her appetite while under its power. After becoming weakened by the Golden Key and seeing the Duke refuse to eat its one hope of survival, the demon became antagonistic and aggressive towards Banica and panicked at the realization she planned to devour it.
Eve Moonlit: The Demon's creator and, later, fellow Demon. Although born from Eve's body, the Demon made little mention of its connection to Eve. The Demon looked down on her for not bothering to possess or forge contracts with potential hosts.
Hänsel: An individual that interacted with the Demon of Gluttony. Due to Hänsel being one of the causes of its creation, the Demon held knowledge of the boy and knew the true nature his reincarnations, such as Pollo.
Gretel: An individual that interacted with the Demon of Gluttony. Due to Gretel being one of the causes of its creation, the Demon held knowledge of the girl and knew the true nature her reincarnations, such as Arte.
Demon of Wrath: A fellow Demon. The Demon of Gluttony had knowledge of the Demon of Wrath and the effects of its magic on it; it also knew methods to reverse the effects if the possibility presented itself.
Demon of Pride: A fellow Demon. The Demon of Gluttony looked down on it for taking hosts by force and possessing anyone it wanted to.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- The vessel's representative sin is derived from Gluttony of the Seven Deadly Sins.
- The Demon of Gluttony manifests itself as a baemu pig; fittingly, pigs are often the representative animal of Gluttony in Western symbolism.
- The Demon also manifests itself with fly wings; Beelzebub, the patron demon of Gluttony, is sometimes described as a demonic fly and possesses the title "Lord of the Flies".
- Although the Japanese word for the sin of gluttony in the Seven Deadly Sins is 暴食 (boushoku), mothy used the word 悪食 (akujiki) by mistake.