Carly visits Martin and tells him about her experience. He shows her his theories about demonic possession, showing Carly a sketch of the creature she saw in the simulation. Martin claims to have suffered similar nightmares to Carly's and explains how the demon manipulates its target through their family and friends. He also tells Carly of his theory that the Vatican is funding special black ops groups consisting of priests. The Vatican buys companies like Therapol to detect genuinely possessed people who seemingly suffer from medical conditions before the squad eliminates the demon by bringing it to its entry point from hell. In the case of the supposed demon taking over Angela, this is the sanatorium. A bewildered Carly refuses to believe this theory; Martin begins to suspect the demon has latched onto Carly.
\"That's the most demonic thing imaginable. Everything is as it is, and it should be. If I was meant to jam with Duke Ellington, we would have lived in the same age. That whole virtual reality thing... it really is demonic. And I am not a demon,\" he said. \"Also, what they did with that Beatles song [\"Free As a Bird\"], manipulating John Lennon's voice to have him singing from across the grave... that'll never happen to me. To prevent that kind of thing from happening is another reason why I want artistic control.\"
In this ambitious book, Kirk Wetters traces the genealogy of the demonic in German literature from its imbrications in Goethe to its varying legacies in the work of essential authors, both canonical and less well known, such as Gundolf, Spengler, Benjamin, Lukács, and Doderer. Wetters focuses especially on the philological and metaphorological resonances of the demonic from its core formations through its appropriations in the tumultuous twentieth century.
Propelled by equal parts theoretical and historical acumen, Wetters explores the ways in which the question of the demonic has been employed to multiple theoretical, literary, and historico-political ends. He thereby produces an intellectual history that will be consequential both to scholars of German literature and to comparatists.
Despite losing his grace, he still retained portions of angelic appearance but with some demonic features added and his bright and pristine wings were burned off from the fall and were mutated into blackish red and fiery bat-like wings thought would occasionally have the appearance of a smoldering black smoke. His once pristine ethereal hair became a blood red color and while his face remained beautiful, it held a fierce and proud gaze that never faltered.
However, before he could conquer this new Hell, he was also met with resistance in the form of the Three Great Evils, also known as the Prime Evils, ancient demonic beings that sprang forth from the Abyss and awakened upon the full birth of the universe. Lucifer, alongside Satan and Beelzebub, fought the Prime Evils with Lucifer personally battling Diablo, the First of the Evils. He defeated the Lord of Terror and banished him and his two brothers out beyond Hell's borders and further into what came to be known as Tartarus. With the Evils out of the way, he conquered Hell alongside the original Princes of Hell and made it his domain. Since conquering Hell, he not only rules over the fallen angels, but also the demons that were native to the Abyss. He soon commissioned a grand and glorious palace known as Pandemonium to be built within the center of Hell in order to fully establish his power and splendor if he was not going to rule Heaven.
However, Heaven was alerted by humanity's attempt at arrogantly taking their place next to the Almighty which of course did not sit well for God. As a result, God sent forth an irresistible wave of power that tore the Tower of Babel down to its very foundations, and in the midst of the chaos, God changed the dialects of humanity's tongue, making them speak in different languages, but this did not impede Lucifer in the slightest as his 'experiment' was a success. After the tower's destruction and the scattering of a confused humanity, who now all speak in different languages instead of one universal language, Lucifer took this opportunity to have these scattered humans build their own towers but across the four corners of the globe. The four towers would act as gateways for the roots of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil after its inevitable resurrection from Limbo through the Beast. Lucifer ordered both Mammon and Mulciber, the architects of Hell, to guide the humans into building the four towers. Using the Secret Fire that he took from Hyperborea, and compounding it with dark alchemy, Lucifer created the Knights of Hell, among the most elite and powerful demonic soldiers in the Inferno. Five of these knights stood among them for their unrivaled power, strength, and skill and were elevated in status among the knights by Lucifer himself, becoming the Vassals of the Morning Star or the Five Knights of Lucifer.
Aside from his ability to create carefully-woven plans to achieve his goals, Lucifer is an extremely persuasive orator and is known to be a very powerful speaker. Clever and composed, he had a phenomenal command of the art of public speaking, allowing him to mystify and terrify his audiences, allies and enemies alike, inspiring fanatical loyalty with each word, and gaining widespread following for his cause, followers whom he affectionately referred to as his as \"brothers and sisters\" for his fallen cohorts and called his human followers \"friends\". Indeed, this skill is such that he was able to convince one-third of the angelic host to join his cause before the impending war in Heaven. When appearing in front of an audience at a rally, Lucifer was treated as a revered celebrity, as was expected of someone with his charisma and wisdom. The demonic inhabitants of Hell even revere Lucifer as a god-like figure. He is loyal to those who are loyal to him and treats them with respect should they prove worthy of themselves. This shows that in a sense, similarly to Vergil, Lucifer would acknowledge those who are strong in both the physical and mental sense. He would test his followers by having them partake in missions that would ensure the progress of plans and see how capable they are when they are faced with obstacles and see if their own personal gains would outweigh his cause. 59ce067264