Yo! I tried to avoid posting this because I feel like I ask too many questions... lol But I need help. My WIP has a demon as the villain. But, since I haven't read many stories containing demons, I don't really know what's cliched and what's not. I've done a lot of looking (damn those people who have black backgrounds with white text... makes my eyes go all buggy), but all I could find are demon/angel relationships, not demons themselves. So! What do you think is the most annoying demon cliches? Horns? Wearing black? Being a super sexy man or a hideously ugly beast? Being purely evil? I'm going to try to take all of your suggestions and make something as original as possible. Extra credit question: Do demons have to have a "leader?" I've seen a lot of TV shows in which demons are always working for someone more evil than them. They band together and work for the common evil, doing bad things as a group instead of individuals. I find that incredibly annoying (why should demons have any more every day structure than humans?). Am I the only one? Is a hierarchy system necessary or is it okay if I just exclude it? Extra credit question #2: There are three demons in my story, and I wanted to make each one different. I came up with one character, and her name is Liridona. She's a snake demon. She has grey skin, long stringy grey hair, and one completely red eye and one silver eye. She can shift into a snake and smell people's fear, so she's good at telling when people are lying. Does that sound too cliched? I'm not stuck on this idea, so if I have to change it, I will. Thanks all!