|“||Raphael, a war is coming! You might not know it yet, but a war is coming, and I'm getting out of here before it happens. I knew that this day was coming, I knew it was going to happen, and when it happens, you're going to have to watch out, cause a lot of people and a lot of things are going to die.||”|
Asmodeus is a Dekn Lord who appears in MedBoy789. A former Arkn warrior and Watcher, he was the son of Abaddon, the brother of Raphael, and the father of Elias Exodus. Asmodeus is known as the Dekn Lord of Desire, Deceit, and Nightmares, and the creator of The Vale of Nightmares.
Asmodeus was brought into existence by Abaddon solely for the purpose of keeping his elder brother, Raphael, from disobeying. As children, the two would often sneak out, only for Asmodeus to be punished by his father soon afterwards. On one of these occasions, when the brothers were very young, Abaddon backhanded Asmodeus so hard that he knocked him to the ground, telling him that he was worthless to him if he failed at his purpose.
Throughout Asmodeus's childhood, Abaddon always favored Raphael, putting most of his focus on training and educating Raphael and taking him to meet the other Arkn Lords before Asmodeus did. However, an Arkn Lord named Del'Phar met with Asmodeus beforehand, and told him that he had great spirit within him that his father failed to see.
Asmodeus became an Arkn warrior, and was grouped with 200 other Arkn known as The Watchers, whose job it was to watch over humanity. Eventually, Asmodeus began to realize that the Arkn cause never benefited him and was not worth fighting for; with this thought, he became reckless, and broke the rule against interacting with humans firsthand. Finding human women beautiful, Asmodeus (along with Azazel and others) went among humans and mated with them. As a result, these women gave birth to half-human children, known as the Nephilim; these beings wandered the Earth such as normal humans would, becoming numerous and spreading throughout the world.
It was then that the Dekn Emperor of the time, The Carver, informed the Arkn aristocracy of the events unfolding in humanity’s reality. The Carver informed the Arkn that if the information gathering party of Arkn were not returned to The Golden City, and the Nephilim destroyed, war would ensue. As 176 Watchers were executed, Azazel and Asmodeus managed to hide out within the brinks of humanity and watch the events of the mass execution ensue.
Risking capture, Asmodeus went to Raziel in hopes that he would help him to conceal his son and the other Nephilim children. Raziel did this, and a number of the children were put in an artificial reality, where they would undergo a repetitive time-loop. However, this resulted in Asmodeus and Azazel being captured. Asmodeus underwent the Bastard's Decay, and was banished to the outskirts of reality. Despite this, Asmodeus managed to keep some of his Arkn abilities, such as his wings. He set forth to become a prestigious Dekn Lord, as well as an enemy to Raphael in the wars. Asmodeus would manipulate Raphael's soldiers into keeping Raphael busy (through slaughtering them).
Asmodeus first appears in the episode Another Window. After Tobias and Raphael burn the deceased Aqua Skethe, a storm happens and Asmodeus appears to Tobias, possessing his drug dealer, Matt. He introduces himself as the Dekn Lord of Desire, and tries to convince Tobias to join the Dekn and not to listen to Raphael. He departs by teleporting Tobias to the future.
After Tobias listens to Raphael about staying away from the Skethe, Asmodeus teleports Tobias to The Vale of Nightmares, where he threatens him into joining the Dekn. Asmodeus returns shortly after and makes up for his temper by showing Tobias his true desires. After briefly threatening him, he decides to leave again. Raphael then possesses Tobias, and calls Asmodeus an imbecile on his way out. Asmodeus hears this and returns to taunt Raphael, bringing up his past as an Arkn and pointing out various ways he has manipulated him. This causes Raphael to go into a rage and threaten him to leave.
Tobias kept having recurring nightmares after this, to the point where he took it upon himself to contact Asmodeus himself. Before meeting up with him, Raphael and Tobias meet Asmodeus' son, Elius. Raphael explains to Asmodeus the things Elias claimed to have done. Upon hearing this, Asmodeus makes a phone call to someone to search for Persophelus Vine. Raphael and Asmodeus get into an argument, bringing up their past as brothers and why they both left the Arkn cause. In the midst of this argument, Raphael and Asmodeus notice that Tobias is missing. Asmodeus decides to leave afterwards, presumably to look further into matters with his son.
After Elias' attack and the reparations Azrael and Raphael made from it, Raphael summons Asmodeus to inform him of matters dealing with Elias. Asmodeus (while wearing a paper Burger King crown) tauntingly informs him that The Carver is his father. Raphael asks whether his conception happened when The Carver was an Arkn; Asmodeus confirms this, and Raphael demands to know what The Carver is. Asmodeus replies that Raphael already knows, and is just afraid to admit it (hinting that The Carver is a Hethe like Malek). They talk about Elias, and Asmodeus tells Raphael that his son kills and causes suffering for the fun of it.
Personality & Appearance
Despite being defected (and a Dekn), Asmodeus has retained his ties to being an Arkn somehow, and still possesses his wings and genitals: a fact he talks about and mentions frequently in conversation. Asmodeus generally appears to people as either foolish, menacing, or needlessly inappropriate, but this merely masks the fact that he is one of the wisest and most powerful Dekn Lords. Growing up a neglected and overshadowed Arkn showed him how beings can act at times, making him socially adept and able to trick and/or deceive nearly anyone (including his elder brother at times). A good example of this is his menacing characteristics upon meeting Tobias, and later revealing his true intentions that he had been contrasting Raphael by doing this.
Despite his trickster nature, Asmodeus knows his limits; when there is an individual he knows he cannot best, he refuses to cross paths with them. The Carver is seemingly the one exception, as the two have a friendly rivalry; this is shown at various times: whereas The Carver is subtle with his competitiveness to Asmodeus (comparing his genitalia to that of an "Epsilion Quasar", claiming to have been the Lord of Deceit, mimicking large Elk antlers), Asmodeus will retort with phrases such as "My dick is bigger". However, despite this ambiguous rivalry, Asmodeus recognizes the Carver's power and somewhat fears him (though without showing it).
Asmodeus's feelings for his son, Elias, were always ambiguous. He claimed he did not remember Elias's mother, hinting that he thought little of the union. However, Asmodeus later tried convincing Raphael not to kill Elias, insisting that Elias's ties with The Carver makes him too dangerous to cross (claiming that he would personally kill Elias if necessary); it's unknown whether this was the truth, or an attempt by Asmodeus to postpone Elias's death (or possibly both). In the end, however, Asmodeus revealed that he had little emotional attachment to his son, brutally killing him by exploding his head and then admitting that he had only created Elias to distract people from how clever and powerful he truly was himself.
A remarkable character trait of Asmodeus is that you can never tell when he's telling the truth or not (making the viewers distrust him as much as the characters around him). Regardless, Asmodeus brings entertainment to every scene he enters, keeping the viewers guessing whether what he's doing is turning characters against each other or bringing them closer together (or if he's just doing it for laughs).
|“||Me a disgrace! I am a fucking idol! Okay!? I am not a fucking disgrace! I saved the world, you should be fucking thankful for that!||”|
— Asmodeus to Raphael.