|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.
Sometime after being trapped in Sin, the earthling Vlad Tuberci escaped along with his fellow earthlings and reincarnated as a demon, losing all memories of his former life. When Hänsel and Gretel split Eve Moonlit's Original Sin into seven fragments in EC 014, the demon slipped in with the others while they created the vessels of sin, 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.
Sometime 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 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.
Evil Food Eater ConchitaEdit
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 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.
At the end of its pathogen's ten year period at the Conchita household, it had killed off everyone in the mansion save for Banica Conchita, Muzuri, and Ron Grapple, with Duke Muzuri having killed Megour Conchita after she attempted to eat the corpses of their staff in March of EC 306. Some time during this, AB-CIR was caught and forced to relinquish the glass in Marlon. When Banica went to Marlon following her engagement to Prince Carlos Marlon, the glass was shown during the banquet and triggered an attack in the traumatized Banica, ruining the engagement.
Sometime after, the vessel ended up in the possession of Arte and Pollo, the demon 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 approached her, manifesting itself to offer her a contract. As Banica made clear she was at peace with dying, having tasted nearly all the world's foods, he tempted her to contract so that she could taste the "ultimate food" as well.
Although Banica was reluctant in memory of what he had done to her household, the demon goaded her until she sent it away, leaving behind its vessel filled with Blood Grave wine. The next morning, Banica drank the wine, confirming the contract with the Demon; possessing her, the Demon of Gluttony slimmed her figure and cured her of her illness, as well as making her 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. Banica also 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 she was poisoned by her cook Carlos Marlon, the Demon of Gluttony was affected only a little by the Demon of Wrath's magic infusing the soup; when she ate her cook outright, however, the demon was slowly weakened by the Wrath magic in Carlos' body, as Carlos had regularly been ingesting it for years.
In August of EC 325, the demon watched as the starving Banica approached her baby she had with Carlos, which the demon realized he could use to cure himself. As Banica hesitated to eat the baby, the demon manifested itself as a red mist and began insisting she eat the boy, explaining the situation and how the boy produced a "vaccine" that would counteract the Wrath magic.
Questioned by Banica, the demon also explained Arte and Pollo's true nature as reincarnations before continuing to encourage Banica to eat the baby. As Banica refused to eat her own child, the demon began to argue with her and exert more power over her, becoming increasingly desperate. In the end, to the demon's horror, Banica devoured her own body instead, eating the demon along 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. When Allen later asked Banica why she ate herself, the Duke answered that she was curious what a demon would taste like and claimed that 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.
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, it was able to influence their personality and actions, fueling their appetite. If a contract was forged, it would also grant them access to its powers, including being able to heal at an advanced rate, consume and enjoy anything no matter how inedible or poisonous, and conjure the Gula pathogen and reanimate those killed by it. If the host gave birth while possessed by the Demon, it was possible to pass the healing ability to their descendants.
The Gula disease summoned by the glass would distort the infected individual's appetite over time, requiring them to satisfy their hunger for ten years in order to survive. This distortion also included craving the inedible, such as household objects, bugs, or stones; those who who did not eat enough or ate the inedible eventually died. Those When the Demon's vessel was in the area of the afflicted, it could amplify the effects of the plague. However, even without it, 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 required large amounts of magic to maintain.
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. While in the vessel, the Demon could communicate with its host using telepathy.
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.