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Questions tagged [demons]

A malevolent supernatural being.

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Manga about a guy about to suicide making a deal with a demon, he gets rich but one of the demon's daughters will eat his heart after a year

I'm trying to find a short manga I read some time ago but I can't remember the title. It's about 20 chapters long. There is this boy who is bullied and is about to commit suicide jumping from a ...
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Book series with humans vs. Demons and dragon bone ships [duplicate]

I'm looking for a series of books about a war between humans and demons who traveled to floating chunks of shattered worlds via boats made of dragon skin and bones? I remember a couple of wizards, a ...
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Short story in White Dwarf magazine about a travelling wizard and a village being terrorised by some kind of demon

I'm trying to remember the title and author of a short story in White Dwarf magazine from the eighties. All I can remember is a travelling wizard type arriving at a small village which is being ...
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Short story fantasy elections in Hell

A short story, genre fantasy, read during the 1960s in English, I think in an anthology instead of a magazine. A human and a devil interacted, possibly the human sold his soul but I don't remember. ...
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Book: main character is a half-blood working as a mage's servant, eventually becomes the leader of a werewolf pack

All I can remember is, the protagonist is a half-demon or devil who works as a servant for a mage. The mage is a sword master that graduated from an academy where everyone receives a scar on their ...
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Book about a dinosaur loving boy accidentally summoning a cat-fearing devil

I've read this book maybe a year ago in German and it wasn't much older than a few years at that point. The protagonist is a boy in high-school who is fascinated by dinosaurs. He is always trying to ...
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A cynical demon writing annotations into the book for puny human readers

One of the first series I've ever read was about a young boy who was learning to become a mage. In this world it was possible to summon demons of different categories, ranging from small and not very ...
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Young Adult novel, young man fights with spear, becomes a gladiator at some point in a demon arena [duplicate]

I read it sometime around 2010, it involved a young man, possibly a teenager that fought using a spear, and at some point the modern world was taken over by demons, and the nations of the world ...
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What qualifies as a demon?

In Buffy, you see hundreds of things referred to as "demons" or "demonic", and many other things (Trolls, Werewolves, Witches, etc) are not. But what actually counts as a demon in the Buffyverse?
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How are supernatural traits inherited in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”?

All demons in Buffy are part human, and therefore capable of interbreeding. So what happens when they do? For instance, would the child of a bracken demon and a polgara have face spikes and big arm ...
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Why do demons in Supernatural show the true colour of their eyes?

As established in the question Why did Yellow Eyes have yellow eyes? demons have different eye colours in Supernatural, based on the type of demon they are. However, most of the time they walk ...
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Boy has to defeat supernatural demon, modern setting

I read this book in the 1980s. A contemporary dark fantasy book set in modern times. The supernatural villain is some kind of demon that has been around forever. He might be called Lord Umbra? Or ...
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Movie circa 2005? Involves cops, gangsters, demons?

There's a movie I watched a few years ago. It's crap, but it's really bugging me that I can't think of its name. I think it was released around 2005 (possibly earlier, but no earlier than 2003 or ...
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Mid 90s fantasy novel. Main character is similar to a brownie, has a skeleton companion

I'm looking for a book where the main character is a little person. Maybe 2- 3 inches tall. Part of a Brownie race, but I don't think they were brownies. One of the characters was an animate ...
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Time-travelling demonslayers?

A friend mentioned a film they'd seen a few years ago about people who travelled through time to fight demons (live action, in English, probably since the mid-2000s). Does anyone recognise this ...
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What other demon types exist in The Lord of the Rings canon?

When we first meet the Balrog in Moria during The Fellowship of the Ring, Gandalf explains that the creature is "a demon of the ancient world." The way that he phrased that gave me the impression ...
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I need the name of a horror movie about a winged demon/boy hybrid

The hybrid, along with his normal sister who has the ability to control and restrain him are being moved to a more secure location. They have both been in custody for a hundred years or so. The demon ...
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Multi-part graphic magazine story, sorcerors combatting to choose the next leader, RC priest as one sorceror

I'm remembering a comic book/graphic novel/magazine such as Eerie or Creepy from the mid 70s to mid 80s. The drawings for at least one issue are all black and white, the story is told in several ...
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Series: Female half-demon/half-angel paranormal P.I. sends demons back to hell

Almost five years ago, I downloaded a free book onto my Kindle. It was about a female half-demon, half-angel protagonist who was like a paranormal P.I., sending demons back to hell. She had a demon ...
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How old is Tarkin?

Although he doesn't appear so much, Tarkin was a significant antagonist before he died. He was a member of Brotherhood of the Thorn. Is his age ever specified? How old is Tarkin in the TV series ...
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Short story schoolgirl suspects other girls is a witch

Many years ago I remember reading a short story about (high?) schoolgirl who suspects someone from her school is witch/demon. I remember after the story escalates there is a confrontation between the ...
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Does a Devil's Trap stop demons getting into things like the Impala's trunk?

The Impala has a Devil's Trap drawn on the inside of the trunk. I know it has been used to transport demons from place to place when they have been captured and that it stops them from getting away. ...
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What is the tilte of Fantasy Genre Novel with 2 brothers (the sons of satan), female author?

The question is asking for the title of a novel, however this was also a series of novels. I remember many details of the plot, but am not certain if those details are from different books in the ...
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Main character is a cyborg mercenary, possibly fights demons

Looking for a book that may have been part of a series, possibly based on an RPG, where the main character is a cyborg mercenary, who has been significantly reduced in height because of his cyborg ...
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How do the demon traps work when there is a demon inside of them?

How do the demon traps keep a demon from escaping them? If a demon is such a bad creature why can't they destroy them inside the trap?
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Fantasy trilogy with dragons

Back in 2008 I read a trilogy of fantasy books. The series was about a man who had slain the last dragon that had been seen in the land and his wife, who was a low powered witch. The first book starts ...
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Children's book about a boy making a deal with a demonic piece of software

I have been having tremendous luck with story identification queries, so I figured I'd ask one more while I was at it. It was a pasteboard book cover, showed a set of foreboding gates — I want to say ...
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Name of a book with a world being overrun by demonic creatures

I read it in the nineties. The main character is a man who may not be royal but has been named king as no one can fight the demonic hordes. His girlfriend/wife(?) gives him a scarf with either a sun ...
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Which of Blake's allies did the abstract demon 'kill'?

Spoilers for Conviction 5.6 Who is/was this most likely?
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Cartoon with a young unicorn and a demon

In the late 80s or early 90s I remember watching an animated series that followed a young unicorn and a demon. In one episode the unicorn gave the demon his horn, and the unicorn almost died. In ...
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Are there any stories of demons gone good? [closed]

Just like Lucifer (the angel gone bad), are there any demons who turned good?
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When and why was Regan possessed in The Exorcist?

In the classic film The Exorcist (1973), when exactly did Regan become possessed by the demon? What event triggered the possession, and what was the demon's motivation for possessing her? Was it the ...
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When did Sam and Dean stop saving possessed people and started killing?

This has been bothering me for a while. In early encounters with demons, Sam and Dean (and Bobby) would capture a demon and perform an exorcism to try to save the person who was possessed. (Although, ...
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Is Crowley a normal demon?

Most demons in Supernatural appear in two ways, either the dark smokey form, or by possessing someone. A demon can leave a body at will and has no trouble possessing someone else almost instantly. As ...
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Why did Yellow Eyes have yellow eyes?

Powerful demons have white eyes when they go all demonic, demons such as Lilith, and Alastair. Lesser but powerful demons still only have black eyes, such as Meg and Ruby. But there is only one ...