|Demon of Lust|
|Romaji||Shikiyoku no Akuma|
The Demon of Lust was one of the demons residing in the vessels of sin. Taking a katana as its vessel, the demon caused numerous incidents over the centuries. After being acquired by I.R., the demon forged a contract with Cherubim to allow him to take on the persona of Duke "Sateriasis Venomania" and acquire any woman he desired for his harem. He was Gilles' reincarnation.
Sometime after being sealed in Sin, Gilles escaped the ark along with his fellow kin and reincarnated as a demon. 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 Lust" inhabiting a katana. 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.
Transforming the DukeEdit
When the mage I.R. offered the sword to Cherubim at the Venomania Mansion in December of EC 135, the Demon of Lust recognized the heartbroken man as a suitable host and telepathically spoke to him, repeatedly asking that he leave everything to him. After Cherubim conceded and stabbed himself in the chest with the katana to forge a contract, the Demon of Lust filled his blood with his magic, turning it purple, while reassuring the duke that it was proof of their contract. Afterward, the demon asked if they shall dance.
Cherubim then changed his face to that of his brother, rechristening himself as "Sateriasis Venomania" and the demon increased his sex drive while granting him access to his powers. Shortly after, Sateriasis attempted to use the sword in a ritual to wipe out any witness' memories. While successfully performing the ceremony, the young man unintentionally wiped his own memories completely and the demon was forced into a half-sleep as a result.
In late January of EC 136, Sateriasis regained some of his memories while attempting to seduce Lukana Octo and the demon awoke, answering the new Duke's call. When asked what he'd been doing since they last met, the Demon of Lust explained the slumber he was forced into, recalling the tedium. Sateriasis promptly dismissed the demon's claims and asked for his assistance. Noting the man's impatient heart, the Demon acquiesced and admitted it would have an enjoyable time later.
The Demon then induced the duke to undergo a demonic transformation, declaring that he would grant him wings before commanding him to dance freely in the sky. Armed with his wings, Sateriasis pursued Lukana and successfully tracked her down and brainwashed her. Afterwards, Duke Venomania invoked his power on Mikulia Greeonio and failed due to the Demon of Sloth already using her as her host. Sateriasis then continued to use his powers throughout the following month to enchant and abduct women from all across Asmodean and build up his harem.
After the Duke deduced his fiancee Gumina Glassred rejected "him" for Cherubim during one night in March, the furious Venomania called out to the demon and related his intention to rage once again. The Demon of Lust told him to maximize the demon's entertainment and allowed Sateriasis to undergo another demonic transformation. While the demon watched him slaughter every servant and guard he came across at the Glassred Mansion, Venomania soon invoked his Lust spell to brainwash Gumina's bodyguard, Carol Shields.
The Duke then used Carol to capture and brainwash Gumina, wiping all her memories of Cherubim. As the year progressed, Sateriasis continued using the demon's power to enthrall more and more women into joining his harem. Over time, the Demon of Lust's brainwashing began to weaken in several women.
In EC 137, the Duke was stabbed by a disguised Karchess Crim using Grim the End. After the duke called out to the Demon, it explained how he had been defeated with another vessel of sin. As the Duke pleaded for it to do something before they both died, the Demon corrected him that only he would die and that the Demon of Lust would merely return to its vessel. Bidding him farewell, the demon told the dying man to give the Master of the Hellish Yard its regards and then left the man to his fate. Its vessel was later dubbed the "Venom Sword" by I.R. as a tribute to Duke Venomania.
In EC 325, the mage AB-CIR utilized the Demon's powers to transform the face of Carlos Marlon. Centuries later, Zenon used the demon's power to wield the sword with ease for mugging. In EC 473, the mage Abyss I.R. defeated Zenon while he was crossing the Elphegort-Asmodean border and took the sword. At the Misty Mountains in EC 477, after Gast Venom told Yvette that General Shalgham had learned he was a descendant of Venomania, the Demon of Lust possessed the man.
Clouding his judgment as it rooted himself in his mind, the demon whispered to Gast as he struggled to decide what he'd do if the general destroyed the altar that allowed him to see his dead sister "Sarah", telling him to leave everything to him. Once the soldier impulsively decided he would kill Shalgham to protect his sister and conceded to the demon's wish, the deserting soldier took the Venom Sword from Yvette and awaited Shalgham the following night. Abyss I.R. then defeated Gast and took back the sword and the Demon of Lust left his host.
Story of EvilEdit
In EC 482, Queen Prim Marlon used the demon's power from the sword to seduce King Arth Lucifen d'Autriche, entering an affair with the monarch. Later on, in EC 500, Abyss I.R. had the Demon of Lust set up to possess King Kyle Marlon after he touched the sword. When Keel Freezis showed the katana to Kyle, the demon possessed the king while he examined the weapon, telling him to leave everything to him.
With his love for Michaela perverted by lust, the Marlon king impulsively rejected his engagement to Princess Riliane Lucifen d'Autriche. After Michaela was killed in Riliane's ensuing war to exterminate all green-haired women, Kyle joined the Lucifenian Resistance and aided the revolutionaries in overthrowing the tyrant princess. As time progressed, the demon grew bored with Kyle's behavior.
During Kyle's meeting with the imprisoned Allen Avadonia disguised as his twin sister Riliane at the end of the revolution, the demon recognized the twins' resemblance to Hänsel and Gretel. Later that year, Abyss I.R. exorcised the Demon of Lust from Kyle and placed him inside one of the Four Mirrors of Lucifenia while the Venom Sword was sealed by Elluka Clockworker.
Five years later, Prim summoned the demon from the hand mirror at Castle Hedgehog to possess Kyle before she was killed by her daughter, Ney. Noticing Ney draw power from the Demon of Gluttony to undergo a demon transformation, the demon telepathically spoke to Kyle during his battle with the frenzied assassin, telling him again to leave everything to him.
Laughing, the demon mockingly questioned if he forgot about it and Kyle responded that he remembered. The demon then repeated his offer to help. Dissatisfied with Kyle's refusal, the demon said he was boring as always and ended their mental conversation. The mirror was then sealed by Elluka and Gumillia shortly before Abyss I.R. took the vessesl and removed the seals.
Sometime during the late EC 590s, Julia Abelard gave the sword to Yuzette Ora after recruiting her into Père Noël and the fake fortune teller stabbed herself in the chest, forging a contract with the demon. Over the following decade, Yuzette used the demon's power to change the faces of criminals for money.
After she fled from her shop in Rollam in December of EC 608, she changed her face and identity to "Isabel Ismael". Becoming a prostitute in Rolled, Isabel continued using the demon's power to seduce men for her profit. Once Yuzette was fatally stabbed by the Demon of Gluttony's servant Gretel while she possessed Lemy Abelard on February 11, EC 609, the demon relinquished his possession of the prostitute.
At some point, the Demon's vessel was successfully located by Anan Octo. After the man died, his descendants began guarding the sword, with the sword eventually being passed to the current head Nyoze Octo. Following Nyoze's conviction in court, the sword was collected by Judge Gallerian Marlon, stored within his home. In EC 978, the Demon was called out to by awakened Clockworker's Doll, remaining silent. Sometime after, the Demon of Lust regained his memories of his original life as Gilles.
The humans influenced by the Demon of Lust spread varying amounts of chaos throughout, Duke Venomania becoming infamous for his abductions and rumored demonic nature; his victims and their descendants linked to him faced persecution for hundreds of years. His original incarnation continued to accept the demonic moniker, though abandoning the Demon of Lust's ideal to possess humans to kill boredom given humanity's extinction. While vaguely recalling his reincarnation, Gilles deduced his behavior was out of a desire for revenge upon the sun god, though later questioning the theory.
Personality and TraitsEdit
At the time of taking its role as one of the demons for the vessels of sin, the Demon of Lust existed as a blank slate, having no aspirations or goals save for sating its own boredom, the same as its fellow demons. Not usually possessing individuals without their permission unless made to do so, the Demon of Lust was only willing to speak to those who were susceptible it and use persuasion to entice them to contract in their moment of need. After contracting, the demon would continue to have a role in the possessed host's actions and would readily speak to them if spoken to.
While sometimes finding humor in the inconveniences of others, the Demon was easily bored when its host was not acting out its respective sin and would dismiss individuals not willing to contract with it. Similarly, the Demon showed an apparent indifference to the deaths of its hosts as they no longer could fulfill the requirements of the contract; it also had little motivation to exposit on the nature of the world and would give up if its audience didn't understand right away.
Despite this apparent coldness, the Demon of Lust had a notable attention to the individuals it possessed and the people its hosts encountered, remembering them quickly and even able to feel nostalgia when returning to its old locations. It also showed a willingness to cooperate with the sun god in saving the souls in the Hellish Yard, though appearing agitated about doing so and disapproving of Allen's rushed departure from Sateriasis' mansion.
Skills and AbilitiesEdit
As a Demon of Sin, the Demon of Lust was able to possess those who wielded its vessel. While possessing a host, the Demon of Lust was able to influence their personality and actions, fueling their desires and passions. 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 their host through telepathy, speaking in a voice described as androgynous and eerie by some and comforting by others.
Among the host's powers were undergoing a physical transformation. as well as mind manipulation magic. Those undergoing the Demon of Lust's transformation would grow goat ears and horns, birdlike legs and sprout batlike wings, allowing them to fly. Although having less strength than those transformed by other Demons, the hosts' claws would be strong enough to cut through steel with ease. The Demon also had the ability to change the faces of other individuals, which involved slashing the target's face with the sword.
Aside from the transformation power, the Demon of Lust's host also had the ability to brainwash members of the opposite sex, causing them to be attracted to said host regardless of their sexual orientation. The host could also manipulate the memories of other people and cause them to forget past experiences, but also risked wiping their own memories in the process. The Demon's host was also required to take the life force of others via sexual intercourse in order to maintain the Demon's power.
Although inhabiting the body of its host while possessing them, the Demon of Lust's true essence remained in the Venom Sword. 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.
Sateriasis Venomania: One of the demon's contractors. The Demon of Lust believed Sateriasis to be a good candidate for contracting and found amusement in his activities while possessing him, though remarking on the man's impatience. Although seemingly disinterested by the Duke's death, he later expressed nostalgia when revisiting the mansion in the Hellish Yard and appeared uneasy with Allen's meeting with Sateriasis.
Kyle Marlon: One of the demon's hosts. The Demon of Lust believed Kyle to be a more boring host, although nonetheless seeing fit to reach out to him in his time of need. After his offer of aid was rejected, the Demon expressed no further interest in the king.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- The demon's representative sin is derived from Lust of the Seven Deadly Sins.
- Swords symbolize virility and have phallic associations in some cultures; fittingly, the Demon inhabits a katana as its vessel.
- The Demon of Lust's form as a goat with chicken legs and six bat wings may be a reference to the satyrs, half-goat, half-man creatures in Greek mythology known for their hedonism and lustfulness; goats are also often the representative animal of Lust in Western symbolism.