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anonymous asked:

Okay but what is sebastian? We call him a he because he took the form of male butler (just like grelle lol) to disguise himself and serve his master. But in some chapters he looks like black goo and says he is nobody but can become anybody. Does that mean he can shapeshift into anything?

Dear Anon,

The short answer I personally would like to give is: “within his current contract Sebas is a ‘he’, because his identity right now is Sebastian Michaelis, the male butler. Outside this contract he is anything else.”


The long answer is long. It’s important to ask this question indeed, because I personally think it unwise to assume that demons would have genders. And if they did have genders, then how should that take shape? Is it still ‘gender’ then if it is not the same thing humans have defined as ‘gender’? Is it not just ‘identity’ to demons then?

First, let us look at what gender is.

What is gender?

Gender as we know it is an incredibly human construct; no organisms of which we know conduct gender the way we do - as an invented tradition artificially maintained for social order. Could this human-defined concept even apply to demons? When it comes to animals, we really mostly talk about ‘sex’. Humans usually only use the word ‘gender’ for animals (and humans…) as an ‘euphemism’ for sex.

The gender norms in human society were established and maintained, partially because us humans are very limited in our abilities, so we first had to set up a way to divide labour. When doing labour, ‘the male’ was proven to be superiour in terms of physical abilities, and hence came the hierarchy of men above women.

“Why stop there?” our far ancestors asked, and started a tradition of suppressing and segregating ‘sub men’ that lasts until even today. “But what if the ‘sub men’ revolt?” they also asked. “Don’t worry, let’s just TELL these ‘sub men’ that they like being subordinate to us and protect our male arses!” Someone answered.

This perfectly explains why masculinity can be so fragile, because it is guarded with paranoia, as its strength stems from an ‘invented tradition’.

Now we wonder, do demons have genders? If they do have genders, it must also be something that is socially constructed with the intent to sustain life through order, based on acknowledged superiour strength.

Let us first consider how demon society functions on its most basic level, and how strength comes into play here.

Demon Sociology:  Hierarchy and Sebastian

We only have Sebas as our single reference to what a demon hierarchy might look like, so before we can use him as a measure instrument, we gotta unpack him thoroughly first.


Social Order Established Through Raw Strength

We don’t know exactly where Sebas is in the strength hierarchy of demons, but he is certainly no small fry judging by the sheer power he wields even limited by his current form. Sebas’ power is great enough to sustain himself on an empty stomach for at least three human years, and he can afford to not only be picky with his food, but also ‘season’ his food.

However, he is probably not high tiered either, because he functions/functioned a bit like a scavenger.


Given the way in which William is so set in his anti-demon-sentiments and his parallel to the robotic Japanese salary man, it is very likely he underwent considerable reaper indoctrination. This information about demons must be based on what reapers usually deal with: demons that of a group that is large enough to no longer be a scarcity, but also strong enough to pose a threat which calls for this level of aggression. In short, reapers probably usually deal with the third category of demons in this ⇊ pyramid.


Though it was Williams racist presumption that ALL demons are scavenger beasts that eat anything available, Sebas does confirm that he was once something at least similar to what William describes.

We don’t know how demon social mobility works, so let us assume that Sebastian represents a middle-ranked demon, somewhere between category 2 and 3.

If the amount of power Sebas shows is a luxury that he can ‘afford to do’, then we can safely assume this level of power is far above the minimum needed to get by for demons.

This brings us to hypothesis 1: “A lower level of power than Sebastian’s is enough for a demon to fill their stomach and sustain themselves.”

What Grants Power?

Now the follow-up question is: “how is the power of a demon determined?” Is it the body of a demon, e.g. Sebas’ black miasma? If it is, then what determines what makes a demon’s miasma big/powerful? Is it their sex??? Probably not.

The source of a demon’s power is more likely grounded in something grander, like cosmic energy or something.

The Sexed Miasma?

Do demon miasmas have a sex? This can be answered by asking the question: “do demons reproduce?”

We don’t know how long a common demon’s life-span is, but Sebastian for one is CENTURIES old and is still as powerful as probably ever before. Judging from Sebas, demons probably don’t have the need to get children in order to guarantee food on the table for when they’re too old to do so themselves. (I know, it’s very cold and clinical, but that’s one of the two main reasons why humans reproduce in the basic sense).

Then, do demons need to reproduce, and if so, do they need to have a sexed body to reproduce? Why don’t they reproduce like slugs, or asexually like plants? But slugs and plants reproduce just to not go extinct, so do demons have to do so considering their ridiculous life spans?


In conclusion

In short, there does not seem to be any necessity for demons to have sexed bodies to sustain their society. Neither does an X, Y or Z sexed ‘miasma’ seem necessary make a demon stronger than another.

Demon social order must be structured on something else that determines what type of demon should be superiour over the other in a way that is supposed to benefit their society. And that is unlikely to be sex.

If there is no sex, then there is probably also nothing that would have led to a social distinction called ‘gender’ for demons.

My conclusion is that demons don’t have genders, because:

  • It is entirely arbitrary to a hypothetical demon society which does not classify strength based on potential sexed miasmas.
  • Sexed miasmas do not seem likely.
  • The very definition of gender is that it is something constructed and defined by humans. So the moment this is not applied to a human(like) society, it might not even be ‘gender’ anymore.

In a nutshell: In Sebastian’s current contract we can address him by the pronoun that matches his current stage-role: the male butler, Sebastian Michaelis. Outside this contract he is “nothing, and can become anything”.

I hope this provided some interesting stuff to further build on! (*´▽`*)ノ