Seven Great Demon Lords

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The Seven Great Demon Lords (七大魔王 Nanadaimaou) are a group of Demon Lord Digimon who each represent one of the Seven Deadly Sins and are based on seven demons from Judeo-Christian mythology, a reference to Peter Binsfeld's classification of demons, as well as incorporating elements from and references to the epic poem Paradise Lost by John Milton, and The Lesser Key of Solomon (Clavicula Salomonis Regis).

Although the members of this group have appeared individually as antagonists throughout various series, there have been few occasions where a pivotal story plot has involved the entire group as a whole. For example, they are mentioned in Digimon Savers[1] and have been prominently portrayed together in later Digimon TCG media. They have been the main antagonists in Digimon Savers: Another Mission and Digimon Story. They are also referred to in a storyline promoting the Digimon Twin, whereby they secretly release a crack program (Tempest), causing rampage as a consequence into the Digital World that affect the Four Holy Beasts, among other Digimon.[2]

Crests[edit]

The Seven Seals of the Seven Olympian Spirits, also depicted alongside the seals of the Seven Archangels

Each of the Seven Great Demon Lords has their own crest 「紋章 Monshou」 displayed in one of the seven colors of the visible spectrum of light.

The center of each crest depicts a sigil of one of the Seven Olympian Spirits, a group of seven mythological entities who, under God, ruled over the 196 provinces of Heaven and presided over the natural world for 490 years each[3]. They are mentioned in works such as Arbatel de magia veterum and are each associated with a celestial body, which is also displayed on the crest directly above the Olympian Spirit seal, and corresponds to a particular sin.

Within the space between the two concentric circles is text stating a designated Level; this is "666" for all the crests where "666" is the "Number of the Beast", a concept mentioned in the Book of Revelation, System; the demon that traditionally represents the respective sin, and Code which identifies a sin associated with the aforementioned demon. At the bottom of the inner circle is text which specifies a caution for a Purgatory Level ranging between 1 and 7.

The structure of the text is in the following format:


LEVEL:___ SYSTEM:___ CODE:___ (repeated twice)
CAUTION! PURGATORY LEVEL ___


Member Crest Color Crest Template
Lucemon Falldown Mode
Red Sgdl crest template.png
Leviamon
Light blue
Demon
Orange
Belphemon
Dark blue
Barbamon
Purple
Beelzebumon
Yellow
Lilithmon
Green


In Digimon Savers: Another Mission, the crests are displayed on card keys in the following format:

Digimon Name
Sgdl crest template.png
Digimon Name: Sin

Special Move 1
Special Move 2
Special Move 3

Connections[edit]

Lucemon satan2.jpg

Lucemon: Satan Mode[edit]

Having the appearance of the dragon of Revelation, it is Lucemon's final form. As was told in the Revelation, it carries the Crowns of the Seven Deadly Sins upon its head, and it holds the globe of darkness, "Gehenna", which absorbs all attacks. Before the Gehenna all attacks are nullified, and it is said that the world will perish when Lucemon takes this form. However, Lucemon's true form (Lucemon Larva) exists within the Gehenna, and Satan Mode is no more than Lucemon's reflection. Therefore, no matter how many times Satan Mode is attacked, those attacks will not reach the true form, Lucemon Larva. Its Special Moves are a flame of destruction which purifies everything (Purgatorial Flame), and a light of annihilation fired from the seven Crowns (Divine Atonement).

The Gate of Deadly Sins

Ogudomon[edit]

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Ogudomon, also known as the Super Demon Lord of Atonement (贖罪の超魔王, Shokuzai no Chō Maō)[4], is a grotesque Super Demon Lord who has seven legs and eyes, as well as an eighth eye. As it includes the whole of the Digital World's sins, and is a mysterious personification with the ability to atone for them all, the power of a Digimon with even a small amount of malice is counterbalanced, and it is impossible for it to defeat Ogudomon. Its Special Moves are running wild while lustful (Oratio Grandiloqua {Lat: Rhapsody}), and a shock-wave which is played from its oral-area (Catedral {Esp: Cathedral}). Also, it pulverizes its opponent with its enormous legs (Gradus {Lat: Step}).

Like Lucemon: Satan Mode, it carries the Crowns of the Seven Deadly Sins upon its head.

Belphemon: Sleep Mode[edit]

Lucemon Larva[edit]

Beelzebumon X-Antibody[edit]

Belial Vamdemon[edit]

Gate of Deadly Sins[edit]

Although very little is known about it, the seven crests are also engraved on the Gate of Deadly Sins 「大罪の門 Daizai no Mon」.

Tower of the Seven Deadly Sins[edit]

The Towers of the Seven Deadly Sins 「七大罪の塔 Nanadaizai no Tou」 are mysterious buildings that appear in Digimon Collectors. Once they begin appearing across the Digital World, they attract Digimon exhibiting their respective sin, as well as the Protagonist, who is sent to investigate them by the Royal Knights. Although the protagonist defeats the Great Demon Lords lurking within each tower, this only serves to bring about the manifestation of Ogudomon's tower, as well as the Super Demon Lord itself.

Tower of the Seven Deadly Sins (Lilithmon) dco.jpg Tower of the Seven Deadly Sins (Barbamon) dco.jpg Tower of the Seven Deadly Sins (Belphemon) dco.jpg Tower of the Seven Deadly Sins (Lucemon) dco.jpg
Lilithmon's Tower Barbamon's Tower Belphemon's Tower Lucemon's Tower
Tower of the Seven Deadly Sins (Leviamon) dco.jpg Tower of the Seven Deadly Sins (Demon) dco.jpg Tower of the Seven Deadly Sins (Beelzebumon) dco.jpg Tower of the Seven Deadly Sins (Ogudomon) dco.jpg
Leviamon's Tower Demon's Tower Beelzebumon's Tower Ogudomon's Tower


Appearances[edit]

Digimon Savers[edit]

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Belphemon, along with the other great demon lords, almost brought ruin to the Digital World long time ago. However, he was sealed deep inside an ancient ruin in the Digital World. Professor Akihiro Kurata found his Digitama and brought it to the real world at some point of time. He nurtured the Digitama that eventually hatched into Belphemon Sleep Mode. Kurata's plan was to use Belphemon as his ultimate weapon for both Digital World and Human World domination.

Digimon Story[edit]

Digimon Savers: Another Mission[edit]

Digimon Xros Wars (Manga)[edit]

The group is mentioned by Ulforce V-dramon as a powerful Demon Lord-class group of Digimon. In his story, Ulforce V-dramon explains that the Royal Knights confused Homeostasis prophecy of the "Red and Blue Dragon" that will destroy the world with Leviamon and Belphemon. Ulforce V-dramon also mentions that the rest of the Demon Lords, except for Lilithmon, didn't wanted to get involved in the war and maintain a neutral position.[5]

Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode[edit]

Digimon Collectors[edit]

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth[edit]

Digimon World -next 0rder-[edit]

Members[edit]

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The Seven Great Demon Lords are listed here in order of ascending Purgatory Level. This ordering is a reference to "the levels/terraces of purgatory" mentioned in the epic poem, La Divina Commedia by Dante Alighieri. In the poem, each level represented a different one of the seven deadly sins and presented ways to atone for each sin. As a person progressed, they would eventually make it to the top of the "Mountain of Purgatory", reaching Paradise. The structure of the "Mountain of Purgatory" analogous to the Seven Great Demon Lords' Purgatory Levels is the following:

PARADISE
PURGATORY LEVEL 7: THE LUSTFUL
PURGATORY LEVEL 6: THE GLUTTONOUS
PURGATORY LEVEL 5: THE AVARICIOUS
PURGATORY LEVEL 4: THE SLOTHFUL
PURGATORY LEVEL 3: THE WRATHFUL
PURGATORY LEVEL 2: THE ENVIOUS
PURGATORY LEVEL 1: THE PROUD


Lucemon: Falldown Mode[edit]

Lucemon Falldown Mode
Lucemon falldown.jpg
Title Paradise of Loss
Level
Perfect
Attribute
Virus
Type
Demon Lord
Demon Lucifer
Sin Pride
Crest of Pride
Crest of Pride
Planet Olympian Spirit Seal
Sun Reference sun.png Och Reference ochseal.png
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LEVEL:666 SYSTEM:LUCIFER CODE:PRIDE CAUTION! PURGATORY LEVEL 1
傲慢の紋章
傲慢の紋章
惑星 オリンピアの精霊の封印
太陽 Reference sun.png オク Reference ochseal.png
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LEVEL:666 SYSTEM:LUCIFER CODE:PRIDE CAUTION! PURGATORY LEVEL 1

The strongest of the "Seven Great Demon Lords", it is an ultimate Demon Lord Digimon which possesses both the divine and the diabolic. It instigated a rebellion in the far-flung past, and so it was sealed in the Dark Area along with many other Demon Lord Digimon. Its power exceeds that of Ultimates, and is said to rival that of the existence called "God" as well. It has a contradictory existence, in that one side of it loves all things, as God does, while the other is trying to destroy the whole world, as the Devil does. Hence, once it destroys this world, it intends to create a fresh new world. Its Special Moves are, after launching the opponent high into the sky with a wild dance of blows, holding their limbs fixed as it drives them back into the ground (Paradise Lost), and producing a three-dimensional magic square, as a glowing orb of holiness and evilness, which it traps the opponent within (Dead or Alive). When shut within this magic square, it is a 50/50 decision whether the opponent is either completely annihilated or suffers great damage.


Leviamon[edit]

Leviamon
Leviamon.jpg
Title Abyss of Despair
Level
Ultimate
Attribute
Virus
Type
Demon Lord
Demon Leviathan
Sin Envy
リヴァイアモン
Leviamon.jpg
タイトル 絶望の深淵
レベル
究極体
属性
ウィルス
型(タイプ)
魔王型
悪魔 リヴァイアサン
嫉妬
Crest of Envy
Crest of Envy
Planet Olympian Spirit Seal
Mercury Reference mercury.png Ophiel Reference ophielseal4.png
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LEVEL:666 SYSTEM:LEVIATHAN CODE:ENVY CAUTION! PURGATORY LEVEL 2
嫉妬の紋章
嫉妬の紋章
惑星 オリンピアの精霊の封印
水星 Reference mercury.png オフィエル Reference ophielseal4.png
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LEVEL:666 SYSTEM:LEVIATHAN CODE:ENVY CAUTION! PURGATORY LEVEL 2

Called the "Devil Beast" out of terror of the exceedingly mighty power that this monster possesses, it is counted as one of the "Seven Great Demon Lords" and is the strongest monster existing in the Digital World. This extensive monster, said to possess gigantic jaws which could guzzle even the Digital World, is reported to sleep in the depths of the Net Ocean nearest to the Dark Area, and if it is awakened, it will despise any Digimon at the top, and will flee even Angel Digimon, much less other Demon Lord Digimon. However, as the existence of the limits on Digimon are decoded, its own appears similar to nothingness, and it is said that it builds the foundation for the existence of wickedness in the Digital World. Its Special Moves are destroying everything with its gigantic jaws (Rostrum), and mowing everything down with its long tail (Cauda).


Demon[edit]

Demon
Demon beast2.jpg
Title Hellfire of Chaos
Level
Ultimate
Attribute
Virus
Type
Demon Lord
Demon Satan
Sin Wrath
デーモン
Demon beast2.jpg
タイトル 混沌の業火
レベル
究極体
属性
ウィルス
型(タイプ)
魔王型
悪魔 サタン
憤怒
Crest of Wrath
Crest of Wrath
Planet Olympian Spirit Seal
Juptier Reference jupiter.png Bethor Reference bethorseal2.png
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LEVEL:666 SYSTEM:SATAN CODE:WRATH CAUTION! PURGATORY LEVEL 3
憤怒の紋章
憤怒の紋章
惑星 オリンピアの精霊の封印
木星 Reference jupiter.png ベトール Reference bethorseal2.png
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LEVEL:666 SYSTEM:SATAN CODE:WRATH CAUTION! PURGATORY LEVEL 3

A Demon Lord Digimon that leads the many Demon and Fallen Angel Digimon. Like Devimon, Demon was originally an Angel Digimon, and a particularly high-ranked one. However, in response to a being of goodness in the Digital World (possibly the creator of the Digital World), it raged in fury and rebellion, and so was deleted to the Dark Area (the graveyard of erased data). It has vowed to one day conquer the Digital World, in revenge against the being of goodness. Also, while it led the rebellion, and was the strongest among the Ultimates, it plotted to secretly revive the "Super-Ultimate Digimon". Its Special Move is extremely high-temperature hellfire (Flame Inferno). Those who incur this technique burn up without a trace.


Belphemon Rage Mode[edit]

Belphemon Rage Mode
Belphemon rage.jpg
Title Roar of Awakening
Level
Ultimate
Attribute
Virus
Type
Demon Lord
Demon Belphegor
Sin Sloth
ベルフェモンレイジモード
Belphemon rage.jpg
タイトル 目覚めの咆哮
レベル
究極体
属性
ウィルス
型(タイプ)
魔王型
悪魔 ベルフェゴール
怠惰
Crest of Sloth
Crest of Sloth
Planet Olympian Spirit Seal
Mars Reference mars.png Phaleg Reference phalegseal.png
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LEVEL:666 SYSTEM:BELPHEGOR CODE:SLOTH CAUTION! PURGATORY LEVEL 4
怠惰の紋章
怠惰の紋章
惑星 オリンピアの精霊の封印
火星 Reference mars.png ファレグ Reference phalegseal.png
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LEVEL:666 SYSTEM:BELPHEGOR CODE:SLOTH CAUTION! PURGATORY LEVEL 4
It is said that Belphemon awakens from its eternal slumber once in a thousand years, and regains its natural shape. When Belphemon awakens from its slumber it changes into an incarnation of rage, and anything that enters its field of vision becomes a target for destruction. It is said that just by suffering Belphemon Rage Mode's roar, Perfect Digimon and below will have their data disintegrated and instantly die, and not even Ultimate Digimon can escape unharmed. Its Special Moves are black flames cast from the chains coiled around its body (Lampranthus), and a slash attack which is unleashed from its claws, clad in the flames of hell (Gift of Darkness). Furthermore, the data of Digimon consigned to oblivion by the Digimon crowned as the Seven Great Demon Lords is not reincarnated, but is sent to the center of the Dark Area, and becomes the flesh and blood of the Demon Lords.[N 1]


Barbamon[edit]

Barbamon
Barbamon2.jpg
Title Schemer of Gold
Level
Ultimate
Attribute
Virus
Type
Demon Lord
Demon Mammon
Sin Greed
バルバモン
Barbamon2.jpg
タイトル 黄金の古狐
レベル
究極体
属性
ウィルス
型(タイプ)
魔王型
悪魔 マンモン
強欲
Crest of Greed
Crest of Greed
Planet Olympian Spirit Seal
Saturn Reference saturn.png Aratron Reference aratronseal2.png
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LEVEL:666 SYSTEM:MAMMON CODE:GREED CAUTION! PURGATORY LEVEL 5
強欲の紋章
強欲の紋章
惑星 オリンピアの精霊の封印
土星 Reference saturn.png アラトロン Reference aratronseal2.png
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LEVEL:666 SYSTEM:MAMMON CODE:GREED CAUTION! PURGATORY LEVEL 5
One of the "Seven Great Demon Lords", it is a Demon Lord Digimon which has the appearance of a long-bearded old man. Residing within the central part of the Dark Area, the den of demons, it manipulates Fallen Angel Digimon to carry out evil to its limit. It is obsessed with all of the treasure which exists within the Network, so out of avarice, and regardless of the means, it has a cruel personality with a greed that would kill Digimon just for a piece of treasure. It is the foremost and most cunning schemer of the Seven Great Demon Lords, and can easily manipulate the Ultimate Deathmon in addition to Fallen Angel Digimon. Its Special Moves are using its demonic staff "Death Lure" to tempt Digimon into an inescapable living hell, converting them to wickedness, and unleashing all of the Dark Area's evil energies at once as an extremely high-temperature explosion that burns up everything without a trace (Pandemonium Lost). Furthermore, even Belial Vamdemon's Special Move "Pandemonium Flame" only releases a small fraction of these energies.


Beelzebumon[edit]

Beelzebumon
Beelzebumon2.jpg
Title Duelist of Finality
Level
Ultimate
Attribute
Virus
Type
Demon Lord
Demon Beelzebub
Sin Gluttony
ベルゼブモン
Beelzebumon2.jpg
タイトル 最後の決闘者
レベル
究極体
属性
ウィルス
型(タイプ)
魔王型
悪魔 ベルゼブブ
暴食
Crest of Gluttony
Crest of Gluttony
Planet Olympian Spirit Seal
Venus Reference venus.png Hagith Reference hagithseal2.png
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LEVEL:666 SYSTEM:BELZEBUB CODE:GLUTTONY CAUTION! PURGATORY LEVEL 6
暴食の紋章
暴食の紋章
惑星 オリンピアの精霊の封印
金星 Reference venus.png ハギト Reference hagithseal2.png
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LEVEL:666 SYSTEM:BELZEBUB CODE:GLUTTONY CAUTION! PURGATORY LEVEL 6
While it possesses the power to command the many Demon Digimon, it is a Demon Lord Digimon that dares to observe a solitary existence. As one of the "Seven Great Demon Lords", it is said that it could stand at the peak of the dark army, "Nightmare Soldiers", if it cared to, although it is also said that there exists a Demon Lord Digimon which surpasses even Beelzebumon. It possesses its favorite shotgun "Berenjena" , and rides on the gigantic motorcycle-type machine, "Behemoth". Although its personality is cruel and merciless, it is also exceedingly prideful, so it would never attack the weak. Its Signature Move is raising a claw overhead and then tearing the opponent to pieces (Darkness Claw). Its Special Move is rapidly firing its two shotguns (Double Impact).



Lilithmon[edit]

Lilithmon
Lilithmon.jpg
Title Goddess of Darkness
Level
Ultimate
Attribute
Virus
Type
Demon Lord
Demon Asmodeus
Sin Lust
リリスモン
Lilithmon.jpg
タイトル 暗黒の女神
レベル
究極体
属性
ウィルス
型(タイプ)
魔王型
悪魔 アスモデウス
色欲
Crest of Lust
Crest of Lust
Planet Olympian Spirit Seal
Moon Reference moon2.png Phul Reference phulseal.png
Reference moon2.png
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LEVEL:666 SYSTEM:ASMODEUS CODE:LUST CAUTION! PURGATORY LEVEL 7
色欲の紋章
色欲の紋章
惑星 オリンピアの精霊の封印
Reference moon2.png フル Reference phulseal.png
Reference moon2.png
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LEVEL:666 SYSTEM:ASMODEUS CODE:LUST CAUTION! PURGATORY LEVEL 7

One of the "Seven Great Demon Lords", it is a Demon Lord Digimon which has the appearance of a woman. It is thought that it was originally the same kind as Ofanimon, but it fell from heaven and eventually became known as the "Goddess of Darkness". It confounds its opponents with its bewitchingly lovely appearance, and it is said that those who are taken in by its temptations are invariably granted death. Its reputation as the "Goddess of Darkness" is appropriate, as it is tolerant in regards to wickedness, but offers only cold-hearted inhumanity in regards to goodness. The demonic "Nazar Nail" on its right arm corrodes everything it touches. Its Special Move is rotting the opponent's body with a sigh of darkness (Phantom Pain). It is said that when you receive this curse your data dissipates from the tips of your body, and dying you suffer from that pain.


References[edit]

References Notes
  1. In most media, Belphemon Sleep Mode is not considered a member, however, in its Digimon Savers Analyzer profile it mentions that it is counted as one:

    ベルフェモン スリープモード:七大魔王の一つに数えられる究極体のデジモンだ。その愛くるしい寝顔からは想像できないほど強大な力を秘めているぞ。
    Belphemon Sleep Mode: An Ultimate Digimon who is counted as one of the Seven Great Demon Lords. It hides an enormous unimaginable amount of power behind its cute sleeping face!

    Digimon Savers: "Destructive Power, Shine Greymon Runs Wild"