1 hour ago
when night expires across the town / I'll light a fire and burn it down
aaa wow it's been a while since i've drawn Beleth ;w;! i've still been working on the project that she's been in quietly in the background, but she's been a bit absent from the spotlight.
Bel is one of my oldest and most developed characters, the earliest concepts for her story started when I was literally just out of middle school lol. She's a shapeshifting demon almost as old as human civilization itself and immensely powerful with it. In terms of being measured against her peers, she's what's known in her story as a demon king, the highest rank achievable. It means nothing politically, and is a measure of physical and magical power alone. As far as Beleth is concerned, this means that she's ideal, unreachable, and there is nothing that can be improved upon. She's very wrong.
Demons have very explosive tempers in general, but demon kings are especially brutal. Their reactions can seem overdrawn and theatrical from a human perspective. When it comes Beleth, her temper is also her worst enemy. It couples with her ego in an incredibly inconvenient and self-destructive way. Any opponent with a scrap of sense can immediately clock it as a very exploitable weakness that needs only be pushed in the right direction for all of Bel's tactics to blow up in her face. If you can run fast enough and dodge quick enough, you just need to play cat and mouse until she exhausts herself.
Humans are still very much drawn to Bel's label of "most powerful" and have summoned her time and time again over the centuries. Her contracts begin as successful conquests and empires, and then end in horrible disaster and devastation. Step up to the plate, ye mortals, if you dare.
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