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===Characteristics===
 
===Characteristics===
 
{{Quote|Who can say what drives a demon?|[[Abd al-Hazir]]|Defiled Doll}}
 
{{Quote|Who can say what drives a demon?|[[Abd al-Hazir]]|Defiled Doll}}
[[File:Wing Demon.png|thumb|A winged demon]]
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[[File:SerpentMagus.png|thumb|A Serpent Magus, a type of demon]]
 
Demon physiology differs greatly. Thick hides and claws may be possessed by demons, but that aside, demons of the same dimensions may still have dramatically different weaknesses, depending on their master.<ref name = "D1M"/> [[Megademon]]s are considered to be archetypal demons.<ref>[http://classic.battle.net/diablo2exp/monsters/act4-megademon.shtml Megademon], ''The Arreat Summit''. Accessed on 2014-08-12</ref> Some demons possess wings.<ref name = "Diablerie">''[[Diablerie]]''</ref>
 
Demon physiology differs greatly. Thick hides and claws may be possessed by demons, but that aside, demons of the same dimensions may still have dramatically different weaknesses, depending on their master.<ref name = "D1M"/> [[Megademon]]s are considered to be archetypal demons.<ref>[http://classic.battle.net/diablo2exp/monsters/act4-megademon.shtml Megademon], ''The Arreat Summit''. Accessed on 2014-08-12</ref> Some demons possess wings.<ref name = "Diablerie">''[[Diablerie]]''</ref>
   
 
Demons, unlike angels, are physical beings, and their bodies remain after death.<ref name = "TVP">''[[The Veiled Prophet]]''</ref> The souls of deceased demons are always reborn in Hell.<ref>''[[Diablo III]]'', ''[[Enraged Phantasm]] Lore''</ref> Demons are apparently spawned from the [[Black Abyss]],<ref name = "D2A4">''[[Diablo II]]'', ''[[The Harrowing]]''</ref> though examples exist of breeds of demon being created through artificial means.<ref name = "D1M"/><ref name = "Awakening"/> Demons do not age, or at least not in a manner recognisable to mortals.<ref name = "BoC"/>
 
Demons, unlike angels, are physical beings, and their bodies remain after death.<ref name = "TVP">''[[The Veiled Prophet]]''</ref> The souls of deceased demons are always reborn in Hell.<ref>''[[Diablo III]]'', ''[[Enraged Phantasm]] Lore''</ref> Demons are apparently spawned from the [[Black Abyss]],<ref name = "D2A4">''[[Diablo II]]'', ''[[The Harrowing]]''</ref> though examples exist of breeds of demon being created through artificial means.<ref name = "D1M"/><ref name = "Awakening"/> Demons do not age, or at least not in a manner recognisable to mortals.<ref name = "BoC"/>
   
[[File:SerpentMagus.png|thumb|left|A Serpent Magus, a type of demon]]
 
 
Demons are wont to breed with each other.<ref name = "Awakening"/> They have demonstrated the ability to crossbreed with [[angel]]s (the results being [[nephalem]]),<ref name = "BoC">''[[Book of Cain]]''</ref> and with humans, usually to the horror of the latter. Few children of such couplings survive childbirth, and fewer still survive into adulthood, as they are generally killed by those who know them for what they are.<ref name = "MotS"/> [[Deckard Cain]] also suspected that [[Barbed Lurker]]s (a type of [[Ancient Beast]]) are partially demonic as well.<ref>''[[Diablo III]]'', ''[[Ancient Beast]] Lore''</ref> Encounters with demons by humans can result in psychological scarring that lasts potentially indefinitely, though measures can be taken to minimize harm.<ref name = "TO">''[[The Order]]''</ref>
 
Demons are wont to breed with each other.<ref name = "Awakening"/> They have demonstrated the ability to crossbreed with [[angel]]s (the results being [[nephalem]]),<ref name = "BoC">''[[Book of Cain]]''</ref> and with humans, usually to the horror of the latter. Few children of such couplings survive childbirth, and fewer still survive into adulthood, as they are generally killed by those who know them for what they are.<ref name = "MotS"/> [[Deckard Cain]] also suspected that [[Barbed Lurker]]s (a type of [[Ancient Beast]]) are partially demonic as well.<ref>''[[Diablo III]]'', ''[[Ancient Beast]] Lore''</ref> Encounters with demons by humans can result in psychological scarring that lasts potentially indefinitely, though measures can be taken to minimize harm.<ref name = "TO">''[[The Order]]''</ref>
   
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