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Huhm. (Guest), June 27th, 2015, 8:45 am     Reply

I'm pretty sure succubi entice men to have sex with them, and then drain their age until they become merely a foetus. And then they absorb them into their womb and devours their soul. The end.

Though that may just be some interpretations.

Mindsword2 (Guest), June 27th, 2015, 10:15 am     Reply

@Huhm.: The interpretation I know says entice men, take the sperm, become an incubi, then impregnate a human woman.

However, this is WoD. More likely than not its an energy they absorb.

burningtyger, June 27th, 2015, 9:06 pm     Reply

@Mindsword2: That's the usual interpretation I'm aware of- sexual energy as food.

Arukoir (Guest), June 27th, 2015, 11:16 am     Reply

I'm surprised. Laura seems like a pretty nice person so far.

Don Quixotes, June 27th, 2015, 4:34 pm     Reply

Demon Fuel can't melt steel mages.

ChibiSilverWings, June 27th, 2015, 7:49 pm     Reply

@Don Quixotes: *continued X-Files music*

shylarah, June 28th, 2015, 7:29 pm     Reply

AHAHAH! *dying*

It varies by canon whether succubi and incubi feed on souls, energy, or just plain sex. Or a combination thereof. And Amical with his "just because she might kill people to eat doesn't make her evil". Oh my gosh, I laughed so very hard.

I actually have a character that's contending with something similar right now. My doctor, Maxwell Thomas, has always disliked hurting people, and has now taken a vow of pacifism. It's not a stupid vow -- he can let others defend him -- but he himself is not allowed to cause harm.

He is bound to a demon, Malie, who derives her sustenance by consuming souls. And this is where it gets interesting. He can't forbid her to eat souls because then she'd die, and it'd be his doing. He does understand this intellectually -- that telling her not to harm people is essentially asking her to starve herself. And he tries to see past this, because it's not like she chose to be born this way. He'd probably be alright, if it wasn't for the fact that she's bound to him: they literally cannot be more than a few meters apart at any time. So not only does she eat souls, but he has to be there while she does.

Poor Maxwell is extremely uncomfortable with this setup, as you might imagine. Malie has at least agreed not to take the souls of random innocents, but instead to feed off bad people and at times the people trying to kill the group these two are in.

Oh, and last month she confessed that she loves him. *laughter*

Also, I love Laura's dress.

burningtyger, June 28th, 2015, 11:58 pm     Reply

@shylarah: If Laura's comments on Amical "filling her up" are any indication, it sounds mostly sexual. Of course, the line between sexual energy, life energy, and soul can be mighty thin. One of my semi-demonic characters can subsist on food, but has to consume energy directly at least once a month or suffer a kind of withdrawal called "The Hunger." By now he's learned how to skim off the excess energy living things create, so that's not as much of a problem, though he's been known to munch on office power sometimes. One of his mentors used to send him Soul Pops, a sort of soul ice cream, but his friends disapproved.

As for Doctor Thomas, he must often note the grim irony of preserving Malie's life by allowing her to take the souls of others. "First, Do no Harm" isn't literally in the Hippocratic Oath, BTW, but these lines are, among others: "Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty."

shylarah, June 29th, 2015, 10:08 pm     Reply

@burningtyger Yes, I am aware. His order, the Hospitallers, aren't stupid, and in fact he /is/ allowed to make triage decisions, or not stick around to help if it's dangerous to do so. He also made the (very hard) choice to not treat an advanced lung cancer patient as per her original wishes after she turned the decision over to him, since treatment would not greatly increase her life expectancy and would severely decrease her quality of life. Oh and at the end he helped her pass peacefully with an anesthetic. Tears were shed. But he's not allowed to fight, that being the main concern. And deliberate harm is pretty much the same, if the intent isn't to help. The Hospitaller oath includes a strict code of nonviolence. Oh and the goddess associated with their order doesn't like undead, so helping them is kind of a gray area.

Yeah, Maxwell struggles with Malie. And there's been occasions where he's been seriously upset with someone -- like the guy that kidnapped his little sister -- and Malie goes "If I get a chance, I'm going to kill him" and Max grimaces about it but admits that he won't /stop/ her. Ah, it's fun.

Caswin, July 7th, 2015, 3:09 pm     Reply

I was watching the first-aired episode of the original Star Trek with a mutual friend and he brought up, okay, a lot of characters will claim our sentient predator who feeds on equally sentient prey has a right to live just like everyone else...

...but so does their prey.

Guest, March 5th, 2016, 4:18 pm     Reply

ChibiSilverWings, March 5th, 2016, 4:47 pm     Reply

@Guest: Happen to be getting a 404 on that one~

ArrN, August 15th, 2016, 8:48 pm     Reply

@ChibiSilverWings: You have to add .gif to the end of the URL.
In any case, it's a stock "THAT'S RACIST!" reaction gif.