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TOME: Demonking by Kirbopher15 TOME: Demonking by Kirbopher15
Username: Demonking
Location: Drumheller, Canada
Class: Spellcaster
Power: Hellfire
Special Techniques:
Demon Flame - A long-range fire attack that can spread across the battlefield.
Devil Dive - A swooping-charge attack performed by the user in mid-air with sharp talons.
Angry Burst - A short-range but forceful attack made of concentrated flames.
Heatwave - A chargeable defensive attack in which the user temporarily raises their surrounding temperature to 6000 degrees.

Demonking was a big favorite to fans of the original in a similar way to Nylocke. He's based on a childhood friend of mine and his, at the time, laziness in typing. I reflected this in the text in his first appearance, but later retconned it in subsequent appearances by replacing it with him just not having any sense of "drama". He had a decent role in Season 1, but after a while had less and less of a direct impact on the story.

This version ended up being one of my favorites in terms of the hackers' re-imagining. He's a lot of fun to draw, with his design being simply an update to his old look, but I really enjoyed animating him in his Episode 03 appearance. I was also pretty clear on what I wanted to do with him in terms of his personality, which was not so much an update or even an exaggeration to how he was in TvTome Adventures, but a more solid direction of his portrayal. I wanted him to be a funny villain, so I really played up his laziness, his impressionability and more than anything: his pathetic demeanor. Having "Sorry..." be his first words spoken, especially after such a commanding entrance, I thought would set the stage and get across my overall idea for him. If there's one thing I wish I could go back and change about Episode 03, in retrospect, I would've shortened the conversation between Flamegirl and her friends and spent more time with Nylocke and Demonking. Reason being, while I intended for Nylocke to just be so influential and weirdly inspiring to Demonking and ultimately changes him for the better, there wasn't enough time spent in that scene to really get it across. People still generally bought it, but I definitely would've readjusted or even entirely rewritten that scene to make Demonking's sudden "transformation" go a bit smoother. Either way, he was a fun ride and I DO wanna bring him back, where appropriate.
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PlayerZed Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was always little details like how he was lazy at typing that made TTA and tome stand out despite it's crude display. As cringy or generic as the writing got at times it still had that realish feeling to it like these people were believable. Probably because you based them off people you knew.
Sword-wielding-gamer Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Drumheller. Ha ha...I get it! =P (Razz) 
SuperMarioMaster170 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He reminds me of Devil Jin
Bobb11881 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
So, he's Canadian and his first line is "Sorry..."
cheyennetheprower Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
This guy's my fav side character. I just love how he was all none villany much when he was first a hacker
ProtoManDelta Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Y0shisRelic Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Respect from Canada again!
Raythedeku Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
considering the fact that ( for the few seconds he had, after turning good) thta he Nye and Why seemed to get along, you could probably make him someone who hangs out with Why and Saturn.
MyRynoRunsHot Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
I swear this guy is in YGO abridged, season 0, episode 2. It's crazy.
arcticfox8 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
It's the only card game endorsed by Satan!
SSBFreak Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
I actually thought the whole Nylocke speech was handled at a decent pace, because DK's reaction to it was basically the same as everyone watching. :P

I like DK's "tragic villain" character and you definitely gave him more character here than he did back in the day.
Viper-X27 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
I remember back in TTA how Demonking and Nailock were with DK's lack of drama and Nai's positive outlook.

I liked how DK wised up back then when he quit the hackers, especially in the special edition episode where the text didn't look like it was typed badly.

I look forward to see how DK gets along with Nylocke, who has a completely different personality than Nailock.
Ninjahamster5 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Still funny in ep 3 when DK still lacked drama and easily realized his mistakes shocking everyone that he was turned good *snap* just like that. Then in Nylocke's day-off he pushed one of his buttons, even though he doesn't wear a shirt :D, seems he might be off and on sort of villian
Viper-X27 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
DK doesn't seem like the villain type. He just got in with a wrong crowd, and he wanted to go back to school, so that's something.

As for "Nylocke's Day Off", they might battle again. I kinda wanna see that fight, and watch Nylocke apologize.
AlanES Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I loved how sinister and WHOOA THIS GUY MEANS BUSINESS he looks, but really, he's just some sorry fella. It's a clever way to re-imagine his lack of drama from back in TTA.
Junkyard-lurker Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Aww, poor Demonking. All he wanted was to go back to school! Is that too much to ask?

I really think his laziness came across well. I spent a good time laughing during his scenes :D
tiljix Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Definitely one of my favourite characters in the series, partly because his lazy attitude reflects mine... I always found his lack of drama really amusing.
Gigacannon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Artist
He always look bummed.
foolyguy Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:iconshikamaruplz: Man, what a drag...

Poor guy doesn't even have the will to stand up straight.
Ekoi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Those wings....

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