Acid demons

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Acid demons
Soul Reaver 2 enemy
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Acid demons as they appear in Soul Reaver 2.
Introduced in Wiki-Icon-SR2.png Soul Reaver 2 (2002)
Race Demons
Aliases • "demonba" (debug name)
• Blade demons
Eras • The post-Blood Omen era
Nosgoth's early history
Territories • The Sarafan Stronghold
• The Subterranean Ruins
• The Swamp
Uschtenheim
Affiliation • The post-banishment Hylden
Temperament • Hostile to demon hunters
• Hostile to the Sarafan
• Loyal to demons
Weapons • None
Abilities • Acid stream attack
• Double chop attack
Shifting
Vulnerabilities • None
Soul? • Yes (inhuman)
Plane SR2-Icon-RingMenu-Shift.png Material Realm
SR2-Icon-RingMenu-Shift.png Spectral Realm
Appearances Wiki-Icon-SR2.png

Acid Demons, sometimes known as Blade Demons, were a Demon variant encountered by Raziel as an enemy in the Post-Blood Omen and Early History eras in Soul Reaver 2.

Role[edit | edit source]

Acid demons were green skinned, hunchbacked demons with muscular bodies. They were shorter than other demons and possessed bladed arms that they used as offensive weapons[SR2].

Acid demons were formidable as close-range opponents, utilizing a range of powerful chops and a devastating Double Chop attack, while at long ranges they expelled a powerful stream of acid. Acid demons were proficient at blocking attacks and defensive manoeuvres but were vulnerable to sidestepping counters and mixed combinations and low strikes[1][2]. Like all the demons Raziel fought in Soul Reaver 2, Acid demons could follow him into the spectral realm and could also create combat barriers to prevent Raziel from escaping[3][1][2].

Raziel first encountered Acid demons in the Demon-infested Sarafan Stronghold shortly after he emerged from its Time-streaming chamber in the Post-Blood Omen era. They would frequently be encountered throughout that era, particularly in the Swamp, Subterranean Pillars chambers and Mountains[SR2]. When Raziel continued his quest into Nosgoth's early history, Acid demons were among the Demon enemies that appeared (apparently 'transported' from the Post-Blood Omen era) and confronted Raziel as he attempted to return to the Sarafan Stronghold; again they confronted him in the Mountains and Subterranean Pillars Chambers[SR2].

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Acid Demons are referred to as "demonba" in game files[SR2].
  • Many demons variants in Soul Reaver 2 share similarities with their Blood Omen counterparts; Acid demons notably have a similar color and similar toxic attack to the Ogres seen in Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain[BO1]; though it is unclear if the Soul Reaver 2 demons were intended as re-interpretations of Blood Omen's demons or simply different demon races. Acid Demons also share a similar attack to the green Lesser demons of Blood Omen 2 and have blade arms like the Hylden warriors and Shield guardian of Blood Omen 2[BO2].
  • Acid demons are the only Demon variant in Soul Reaver 2 that does not openly taunt Raziel upon their appearance in Nosgoth's early history[SR2].
  • Acid demons, like other demon enemies, are presumably native to the Demon Realm and affiliated with the Hylden.

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Appearances[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Icon-Prima.png Prima Games / Demian Linn and David Hodgson. Prima's Official Soul Reaver 2 Guide. (2001)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bestiary: GameFAQs. Soul Reaver 2 FAQ/Walkthrough/Soul Reaver 2|Online (by Celtic Wolf).
  3. Wiki-Icon-SR2.png Soul Reaver 2 manual. Crystal Dynamics. (Eidos Interactive). (October 31, 2001) Download.