Demons are powerful, malevolent entities inhabiting Hell. There is only one known demon currently residing on Earth, Mazikeen. Demons generally reside in Hell, alongside the souls of deceased unrighteous mortals. Though powerful, they are known to be weaker to angels.
It is unknown exactly when demons were created, although some were the offspring of Lilith, Adam's first wife. Their purpose, however, was torturing the souls of the mortals that weren't worthy of Heaven, and some had the extra task of assisting Lucifer in his goals. Mazikeen is the only known demon to have continued to assist Lucifer after his departure from Hell.
After Lucifer's abdication, demons continued to serve their purposes in Hell, even without Lucifer there to rule over them. It is implied by Amenadiel that it was he himself who restored order after Lucifer decided to abandon Hell, which further implies that he was the ruler of the demons that reside in Hell. After his fall, it is unknown who controls the demons in Hell. In the Season 4 finale, Lucifer returned to Hell to keep the demons contained, and he resumed his position as King of Hell. However, he returns from hell in ¡Diablo!
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Immortality: Demons are immune to aging and decaying, they cannot ever die from old age, disease or sickness, and they have an eternal lifespan. However, demons do not have souls, thus would be eradicated from existence if ever killed. Unlike Lucifer and all other angels, they can be killed through ordinary means, as revealed in "Who's da New King of Hell?", "it just takes a little extra oomph." In other words, demons can be killed by mundane means, however, this is much more difficult than it is to kill a human. As an example, while a single bullet to the head can kill a human, it would take ten bullets to the head to kill a demon. So although demons are immortal, and have very durable bodies, they are not quite invulnerable. This may differ between different demons, as Mazikeen, a powerful demon, has shown little to no fear of any mundane weaponry, indicating that she is more durable than the common demon.
- Superhuman Durability: Demons have durable bodies, and a degree of invulnerability. They can be killed by conventional means, but not easily. Demons can be harmed and killed by Demon Daggers forged in Hell, the Flaming Sword, Angels, God, Goddess.
- Superhuman Speed: Demons can appear and disappear with a blink of an eye, they are very fast. Demons are able to move across a room in a second or two.
- Superhuman Strength: Demons are supernaturally strong, and possess superior strength to human beings. However, Demons are not as strong as Angels.
- Superhuman Reflexes: Demons possess supernatural reflexes and reactions, and are able to duck and dodge many things flying at them. Demons have greater reflexes than human beings.
- Superhuman Agility: Demons are very agile, and are able to move supernaturally quick. They are able to move quicker than humans.
- Superhuman Stamina: Demons can survive and function without much sleep, rest, food, water and oxygen.
- Possession: Demons are able to possess the body of a recently deceased human, but can only do so for the bodies of doomed souls that were sent to Hell, otherwise they will not know where or when a vacant body is available. They also only have access to this ability while they themselves are in Hell. Any body they possess will obtain the traits that they have such as superhuman strength and durability. However, Mazikeen claims that Lucifer banned possession centuries ago. There are however limits to this ability as when the demon Gromos entered the body of Vernon Gill after he was hit by a car in order to deliver a message to the Detective he was only able to remain there for a short time because according to him Vernon's body was "too jacked up to keep working."
- Pain Resistance: Only while possessing a human body, demons will be immune to pain as they are only renting their bodies. Mazikeen still feels pain because she came to Earth in her own body when Lucifer flew her to Earth from hell.
- Sonic Growling/Roaring: Demons have the supernatural ability to growl and roar loudly, similarly to animals such as lions, bears, dogs and wolves.
- Shapeshifting: It is unknown in which extent they posses this power, nor if they possess it outside of hell, but demon inside hell-loop demonstrate the ability to take form of another people depending of the tortured person.
- Unlike angels and humans, demons don't have souls. Maze said that if she ever dies, there is no coming back for her from the dead. However, this might not be true, as it was implied that they do have an essence of sorts that can be eradicated by Azrael's Blade.
- Unlike angels, demons don't have any specific weaknesses to kill them. In "Who's da New King of Hell?", Lucifer tells Chloe that demons are killable "it just takes a little extra oomph." During the fight with the demons brought to Earth by Eve, several are killed by powerful blows alone and one is killed by Eve shoving a high heel through her eye. However, it might vary between different demons, as Mazikeen, a particularly powerful demon, has never shown any fear of mundane weapons, and generally refers to the idea humans can harm her in amusement.
- As the hell loops need demons in them, it's possible the Lilim are uncountable in numbers to accomidate the tons of souls being tortured.
- In Really Sad Devil Guy, It is revealed that if a soul in hell does not know how a person looks, the demon representing that person will literally be faceless.
- In Jewish mythology, the Mazikeen are the Prodigeny of the Lilim. This I as canonized in Season 5.