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Well, Simim, what IS a demon?
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Well, Simim, what IS a demon?
Because I love posting this everywhere. And this is all IMO, of course, but I've found others agree with me on it. So tada!

Quote:FAQ: What Defines A Demon?
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N. What is a Demon?
A demon is an entity that is mainly or entirely composed of chaos.

2.3 What do Demons look like?
Anything and everything you can possibly imagine, and most likely beyond that. Some Demons remain in a static form, while others can shapeshift but have a preferred form. Others still never maintain a constant form, changing on their whim.

3.2 Are Demons evil?
Not all of us are. Like virtually anything else, some Demons are evil, while some are not. Others may appear evil to one person, and good to the next. Mind you that "good" and "evil" are very relative terms. One man's trash is another's treasure, after all.

P.s Is it true that all Demons are dark, and all Angels are light?
This is far from the case. Darkness and light are irrelevant to chaos and order. One can be dark and chaotic, dark and ordered, light and chaotic, or light and ordered. Or possibly some in-between points. Demons are chaotic, but can resonate with dark or light, although some may prefer one to the other.

@. Are Demons ruled by Satan(or any other authority figure)?
Again, some may be. Some Demons may very well be the epitome of the Judeo-Christian mythos, while others may not. Many Demons do not believe in the concept of Satan. Others may believe so, but do not believe to be governed by such. Many demons do not consider ANYTHING to be capable of governing them, as that would be an imposition of order that they may not wish of partaking in.

B^3 Can I become a Demon?
The general consensus is NO.

#.!! Can I summon Demons?
Quite possibly, you could. However, many Demons would warn you against doing so, as the consequences of doing so could quite possibly turn against your favor.

F*. Are all the answers on this FAQ going to be so vague?
Most likely. Other than being entities of chaos, many Demons have absolutely nothing in common.

Z-w. How long do Demons live?
Some Demons are immortal, others are not. Some do not even have physical bodies, and may only be killed by means other than physical harm.

....|. How can one be a Demon if they are human now?
A Demon can choose to "incarnate" meaning they never actually die, rather place themselves in a physical body. Demons with physical bodies, though, can possibly die and "reincarnate" in a human body.

FtW. How do I know if I am a Demon?
If you feel a strong affinity for chaos or believe yourself to be composed of such, you might just be a Demon. No one can really tell you that but yourself, and if you are one, you'll know. Calling yourself anything else won't feel quite right.

.375- What abilities to Demons possess?
Demons can possess almost any array of abilities, including, but not limited to: shapeshifting, possession of physical bodies, elemental control, energy wielding, vampiric tendencies, telepathy, telekinesis, ESP, empathy, and so on. Demons incarnate or reincarnate, however, are not generally assumed to be capable of much more than empathy, energy manipulation, vampiric tendencies, and the occasional signs of ESP.

+/- I think I am a Demon. What do I do?
Whatever the hell you want to do. You can talk to people you know about it, or people you don't know, or other Demons, or other 'Kin, or other regular humans. You can research more to decide if it's true. You can try to recall memories and events that had happened before, or not. You can also try and act like you never Awakened, although that may be slightly detrimental to your mental health. In short, whatever you need to do to figure it out, do so. Just try not to get killed, maimed, or arrested.

What would REALLY be cool, however, is if you guys could post your own answers to the questions above.

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[quote][b]What is a Demon?[/b][/quote]
    [quote][b]What do Demons look like?[/b][/quote]
    [quote][b]Are Demons evil?[/b][/quote]
    [quote][b]Is it true that all Demons are dark, and all Angels are light?[/b][/quote]
    [quote][b]Are Demons ruled by Satan(or any other authority figure)?[/b][/quote]
    [quote][b]Can one become a Demon?[/b][/quote]
    [quote][b]Can one summon Demons?[/b][/quote]
    [quote][b]How long do Demons live?[/b][/quote]
    [quote][b]How can one be a Demon if they are human now?[/b][/quote]
    [quote][b]How does one know if they are a Demon?[/b][/quote]
    [quote][b]What abilities to Demons possess?[/b][/quote]
    [quote][b]What should one do if they suspect they are a Demon?[/b][/quote]

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Re: Well, Simim, what IS a demon?
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2008-02-28 6:42
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Re: Well, Simim, what IS a demon?
this will look very much like simim's, but okay...

Quote:What is a Demon?

a demon is an entity of chaos.

Quote:What do Demons look like?

generally, demons have no bodies but most of them are able to shapeshift. so they can actually look like anything out there.

Quote:Are Demons evil?

define "evil". generally no, but you shouldn't annoy them.

Quote:Is it true that all Demons are dark, and all Angels are light?

not necessarily, although there seems to be a strong tendency to darkness within demons, and to light within angels. (where darkness and light are not the same as good and evil.)

Quote:Are Demons ruled by Satan(or any other authority figure)?

perhaps satan rules a number of demons. in some planes, there are powerful demons who may have a number of underlings. but demons are not organized as a whole.

Quote:Can one become a Demon?

through a soul merge perhaps, or through a soul-changing experience, like a fallen angel.

Quote:Can one summon Demons?

yes. i wouldn't try it though, the results can be quite painful. in many cases, asking politely will work better.

Quote:How long do Demons live?

until they dissolve? no, seriously... there's no given lifespan.

Quote:How can one be a Demon if they are human now?

either possession, or incarnation.

Quote:How does one know if they are a Demon?

if they have a tendency towards chaos and an aversion to order, if they feel like any kind of body is an obstacle, if they can mentally shapeshift, and last but not least, if they think "demon" feels right, they might be one. as always, a lot of soul searching must be done.

Quote:What abilities to Demons possess?

depends on the demon. but as they are generally made out of energy, all kinds of energy manipulation come natural to them.

Quote:What should one do if they suspect they are a Demon?

...take antidemonica?

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Re: Well, Simim, what IS a demon?
What is "chaos"? How is it crafted into an entity? I'm curious about the definition and reasoning for this term.

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Re: Well, Simim, what IS a demon?
Seems to me that 'crafting' chaos is a basal contradiction. I'm not sure demons are so much crafted as just 'spawned' by chaos.

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Re: Well, Simim, what IS a demon?
Xanthus Wrote:Seems to me that 'crafting' chaos is a basal contradiction. I'm not sure demons are so much crafted as just 'spawned' by chaos.

you can form one out of chaotic energy, but most of us just "happen". see my article about the chaos realm for details.
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Re: Well, Simim, what IS a demon?
Just wondering, if a "demon" is considered an entity of chaos, what do you tell the general Christian who believes the fallen angels are demons?

And also, how did you (in general) decide on the term "demon" for this group of beings. Is it a word that feels "right" to you like the word "angel" to describe an angel, or was it an attempt to give demons or the word "demon" a better light or definition?

These are things...I've been wondering for years. And I hope it's okay that I ask them here. If not, it probably fits into the hot seat thread, and I could meander over there.

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Re: Well, Simim, what IS a demon?
Shade Wrote:Just wondering, if a "demon" is considered an entity of chaos, what do you tell the general Christian who believes the fallen angels are demons?

as far as i know, not even christianity defines demons as fallen angels only. however, they put a lot of beings into the demonic category. basically everything that's not totally with their god. which applies for fallen angels, right?

Quote:And also, how did you (in general) decide on the term "demon" for this group of beings. Is it a word that feels "right" to you like the word "angel" to describe an angel, or was it an attempt to give demons or the word "demon" a better light or definition?

both... i always knew i was a demon, and i also knew we weren't all evil. so yes, it feels right to call myself a demon, and i'm trying to show people that we don't follow the common stereotypes.

Quote:These are things...I've been wondering for years. And I hope it's okay that I ask them here. If not, it probably fits into the hot seat thread, and I could meander over there.

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Re: Well, Simim, what IS a demon?
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Xanthus Wrote:Seems to me that 'crafting' chaos is a basal contradiction. I'm not sure demons are so much crafted as just 'spawned' by chaos.

you can form one out of chaotic energy, but most of us just "happen". see my article about the chaos realm for details.
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Chaos that's been formed is an oxymoron.

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Re: Well, Simim, what IS a demon?
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kahoku Wrote:
Xanthus Wrote:Seems to me that 'crafting' chaos is a basal contradiction. I'm not sure demons are so much crafted as just 'spawned' by chaos.

you can form one out of chaotic energy, but most of us just "happen". see my article about the chaos realm for details.
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Chaos that's been formed is an oxymoron.

not if you're using chaos magic.

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