|BELPHEGOR (slothhs) wrote,|
@ 2020-07-08 20:31:00
general apathy and major boredom.
FULL NAME: Belphegor
NICKNAMES: Bel; Lord of the Gap, Baal-Peor
DOB: No one knows
ROLE: Demon (Hell Knight)
GENDER: Identifies as female in this form, and typically takes the form of women so her/she pronouns are fairly common
MARITAL STATUS: Single
SIBLINGS: Other Hell Knights
• Sabrina Medina, thirty-years-old, originally from Florida. Was raised and grew up in Miami. Left when she was twenty-three.
• Father is from Puerto Rico. Sabrina is fluent in English and Spanish.
• Has three sisters; Nadine Medina, Lydia Medina, and Rachael Medina. The only one Sabrina is close to is Nadine, the eldest, who happens to be a werewolf. Nadine also has a trio of daughters, all of whom are also werewolves.
• Switched majors four times at university before giving up and dropping out.
• Has a drinking problem that she has never taken seriously.
• The longest she's ever held down an "official" job is a year. Everyone was totally stunned. However, she has made most of her money consistently since a teenager by selling pot.
• Lived in New York City from age 25 to 28, when she was possessed by Belphegor.
• Closet Justin Bieber fan.
• Would rather be smoking a bowl and playing Mario Party right now.
oh well, maybe not try again
As a member of one of Lucifer's Hell Knights -- powerful demons who embody the seven deadly sins -- Belphegor represents a powerful and old resident of Hell, imbued with some of the darkest, evilest power known to mankind, demons and angels alike. The demon of sloth, it became Belphegor's role to sew discord and tempt them towards evil through the appointment of wealth. Quick, easy, no-muss wealth which helped mortals turn away from their religious and spiritual duties to focus on more worldly, transient matters.
Despite being the demonic incarnate of laziness, it was Belphegor who was sent from Hell to Earth above to discover if there was such a thing as "martial happiness." Rumour had come to the demons of Hell that humans were not designed to live harmoniously with one another, and it became Belphegor's task to investigate and report back. Belphegor took possession of a young woman -- her first host -- about to be married to a man several years her senior. Although the demon portrayed the role of meek woman for several months to fulfill her study, she could not tolerate the abuse heaped upon the woman and eventually killed the husband and his family in brutal, cold blood. She remained within the host for several more years before finally moving on, carrying her little "study" through several other marriages -- each one as volatile, or worse, than the last. Infidelity, abuse, hatred, and so on; Belphegor inevitably concluded, quite cynically, that humans would fool themselves with tales of love rather than endure a life spent alone.
Of all the Hell Knights, Belphegor became an incredibly difficult one for witches and mortals to conjure. Those who did were either greeted with a certain amount of respect and the bestowing (or cursing, depending on how one looked at it) of favour and quick-and-easy wealth. Those who incurred her wrath tended to have the demon stick around for a long, long time, draining the individual's will and spiritual fortitude, often driving them to self-harm and suicide. Perhaps one of her sliest, most malevolent practices is providing them with a life far too easy, making it difficult to grow spiritually, and draining all that was once good of them and leaving a somewhat empty shell of a human.
When it comes to the war and struggle between Heaven and Hell, Belphegor is largely indifferent -- as she is with most things. She will do as commanded, but often with a large amount of complaining and while taking a spitefully long time to get things done. She has little regard for mortals or humanity, as she has witnessed centuries of them being easily corrupted by her presence. Now, especially, in the 21st century, Belphegor seems to thrive, as apathy and indifference have become the norm, replacing the iron will of mortals from the past who strove to forge spiritual fortitude out of altruistic deeds. Somewhat ironically, one of Belphegor's methods of corruption -- making things effortlessly easy -- has become the way of the world for this particular demon. Her job doesn't take nearly as much effort as it once did.
‘Belphegor’, one of the seven Demon princes of Hell, is perhaps the most cunning Demon of all, and the most prolific, in its efforts to corrupt the souls of Mankind. Associated with the deadly sin of ‘Sloth’ (laziness), Belphegor, provides those who feel his touch with ‘the easy option’. Suggesting to those who receive his seductive attentions, ingenious inventions that will make them rich, with minimal effort. Seemingly offering much for little, while taking with the other hand, virtues ultimately worth far more than money. Appearing either in the form of a young beautiful woman, or as a huge bearded demon, Belphegor, seeks to spread discord among men, by sowing seeds of evil intention, in exchange for earthly material wealth.
every day you wake up late.
→ As the demonic personification of sloth, Belphegor has the ability to sense laziness, indifference (especially religious indifference), the affect-less, boredom, indolence. licentiousness and apathy. Being around her for too long also has the effect of drawing these characteristics out of people who might not usually exhibit these traits, or exacerbating the traits in those who already demonstrate them.
→ Belphegor feeds off these traits in human beings and can influence humans to indulge in them to extremes. Although her abilities do not tend towards the same types of destruction common among her brethren, Belphegor's influence tends to result in people turning violence on themselves through depression and suicide.
→ When summoned, or tied to witches, Belphegor can whisper inspiration to mortals for ingenious inventions, quick and easy, to amass a great deal of wealth.
→ Known for sewing and inciting discord among mortals by granting wealth and inspiring mortals to ignore strict rules and social norms.
→ Demonic speed, strength, healing, regeneration, and so on and so forth.
→ Demonic possession. Belphegor has the ability to take possession of a human host. She tends to wear her hosts for as long as she can and does not hop bodies very frequently. Most written records have documented her wearing the visage of a young, beautiful women, and that's been quite true over the years.
→ Not affected by damage done to her host.
→ Immunity to churches, the demon-killing knife, and Devil's Traps can only hold her for a short duration. Not immune to exorcism, but it is likely that the exorcist will die of exhaustion during the rites.
→ Sensitive to salt, iron and can be killed by the First Blade and wounded by the Spear of Destiny.
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