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Sunday, May 25, So, demons in fantasy? You get the picture. But of course, whilst Satan might be a demon, not all demons are Satan.
It would be plain boring and present a very one-dimensional bad guy, which creates all kinds of problems in any good story. What if we mess with those steadfast concepts of good and evil? You see white, you see black.
See that space between both colours, between both concepts?
Start playing in that grey area, and as if by magic, characters and villains alike become just like real people—and all the more readable for it.
We might end up with the aforementioned barrage of supernatural romance—the same happened with vampires when they took to the grey—or we might end up with more humanised demons or half-demons a similar treatment to the fae with their changelings that feature on the sidelines of stories, or in the roles of villains.
What is rare, is to see demons treated as a regular race, as elves or dwarves might be.
The Japanese are somewhat better at this, but then, anime is a whole different world of fantasy that adheres to its own rules and garners a whole new set of expectations.
Some demons in anime and manga are still quintessentially evil, but others are not. Sebastian Michaelis, from Kuroshitsuji Black Butler is a demon who enters into a contract with a noble human in exchange for his soul, however, they develop a closer bond than that of servant and master.
Ao no Exorcist Blue Exorcist sees Rin Okumura and his twin brother, Yukio, as the sons of Satan, living in the mortal world and entirely unaware of his parentage at the beginning of the story. Basically a high-school anime with fantasy and adventure themes, Ao no Exorcist is a brilliant example of how demons can be envisaged very differently.
The nature of Japanese mythology better allows it to take concepts and turn them around; oni, akuma, tenshi—all these mythological creatures have a myriad of differing interpretations and roles in different and contrasting stories, whilst Western mythology is all the more rigid.
Dragon Age presents demons in a very textbook fashion: The bottom line is generally accepted that demons—spirits from the Fade—want a shiny human body in which to waltz about. Deeper than that, is that they want to experience life. There are several points throughout Dragon Age both I, Awakening, and II, but more so in the second game where demons are presented in not so damning lights—at least for a while.
In Dragon Age sprits live in the Fade. In point of fact: Awakening, we meet a spirit called Justice. Whether this man is dead or not, is beside the point. This spirit of Justice possesses a man. It does bad things through Anders. Demons do that, too.
Merrill is a main party member. Understandable, though, in such tight time confines as a video game.
Instead of having an army of fell demons, bent on the destruction and enslavement of man, these Fallen Angels all have personalities and schemes of their own that do not necessarily relate to any grander plan. Dresden has dealings with one such demon, one who actually demonstrates many personality aspects that he had not expected.
Good and evil will always be a chewy subject and Butcher definitely gives us gum by the bucket load. It is absolute genius to have a character who is unsure of the difference himself:Unprovable peculation like this, that there is a “dark side” of Asperger’s, might get you some notice on the Internet, but it will cause actual Autistic people more problems.
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