|Demon of Greed|
|Romaji||Gouyoku no Akuma|
Sometime after being trapped in Sin, the earthling Salem Dunbar 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 Greed." 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 Greed eventually inhabited a blue spoon as its vessel.
Story of EvilEdit
After Queen Prim Marlon gave the spoon to Mikina Freezis in EC 492, the Demon of Greed invoked his power to attract wealth to the merchant's wife, bringing her and her husband massive success with their shop in Aceid, Elphegort. Two years later, Mikina unwittingly forged a contract with the Demon of Greed to save her son, Shaw.
In EC 505, Abyss I.R. possessed Mikina and used the demon's power from the spoon to fight off the guards at Lioness Castle in Marlon. Several weeks later, Abyss I.R. used the demon's power to battle Germaine Avadonia. After Mikina's consciousness resurged in Lucifenia, Abyss used the Demon of Greed's connection to Mikina to regain control of her body. She then used its flames to trap Yukina Freezis before being interrupted by Rin. After Abyss was defeated, Elluka Clockworker and Gumillia collected the spoon from Mikina and subsequently sealed it. Later on, Ma absorbed the demon into her soul, only to be expelled when Ma was killed.
Defying the EndEdit
After the Third Period's destruction and subsequent merging with the Hellish Yard in EC 998, the demons were approached by the sun god, tasking each of them with helping Allen Avadonia meet with previous sin contractors. The demon later manifested and traveled to Enbizaka, Jakoku. Observing Allen's attempt to climb up the steep city slope to meet Kayo Sudou, the demon noticed that space-time distortions were preventing him from reaching the top and offered to lend his power to help him in return for future compensation.
Allen agreed to the deal, although pointing out he had no currency and that it would be pointless in the ended world. Invoking his power, the demon used a flash to cast a shadow leading out of the spatial loop. The boy followed the shadow out of the loop and the demon disappeared.
Personality and TraitsEdit
- "Honestly, as usual, the guy's as greedy as his namesake."
- ―The Master of the Hellish Yard regarding the demon[src]
At the time of taking his role as one of the demons for the vessels of sin, the Demon of Greed existed as a blank slate, having no aspirations or goals save for sating his own boredom, the same as his fellow demons. Holding a businesslike demeanor, the Demon of Greed was unwilling to do anything unless given appropriate compensation, save for special cases.
While appearing to value material wealth above all, this behavior also manifested in his method of forging contracts with humans, possessing them in exchange for fulfilling their heartfelt desire even if lacking their knowledge or consent beforehand. As a result, the demon was more than willing to take advantage of any profitable opportunity given to him. Despite his deceptive and greedy nature, the Demon ordinarily appeared truthful.
Skills and AbilitiesEdit
As a Demon of Sin, the Demon of Greed was able to possess those who wielded his vessel. While possessing a host, the Demon of Greed was able to influence their personality and actions, fueling their greed and avarice. If a contract was forged between an individual and the Demon, the Demon's host would have access to powers provided by the Demon.
Among the Demon's powers were attracting wealth and conjuring blue fire. Those who wielded the Demon's vessel were blessed with success in business, allowing them to amass a great amount of wealth. The Demon was also, while in the Third Period merged with the Hellish Yard, capable of emitting light that allowed the target to move through the spatial distortions caused by the merge, although the effect was temporary.
Although inhabiting the body of his host while possessing them, the Demon of Greed's true essence remained in the Marlon Spoon. 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.
Allen Avadonia: One of the demon's temporary charges. While ordinarily not willing to help unless given a compensation, the Demon was persuaded by the former chamberlain to help him reach Kayo Sudou, although expressing no interest in helping him find Gallerian or even observing his progress.
Mikina Freezis: One of the demon's hosts. The Demon of Greed saw Mikina's desperate need to reclaim her child as an opportunity to forge a contract without her knowledge, giving her the power of the spoon in exchange for possessing her.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- The demon's representative sin is derived from Greed of the Seven Deadly Sins.
- The Demon of Greed manifests itself as an owl; fittingly, the Ancient Greeks used images of owls on their coins and associated owls with wealth.
- Owls are also the mounts of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth in Hindu mythology.
- The Daughter of Evil: Praefacio of Blue (first mentioned)
- Epic of Evil: The Daughter of Evil Fanbook (mentioned only)
- Seven Crimes and Punishments (story)
- Seven Crimes and Punishments! (non-canon appearance)
- Seven Crimes and Punishments (album) (first appearance)