Daimon

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Daimon
Daimon in Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare
Subtitle(s) Bloodsucking Yokai
(吸血妖怪,   Kyūketsu Yōkai)[1]
Species Ancient Babylonian demon
Height 1.87 meters,[1]
~18.7 meters (giant)[2][note 1]
Weight 70 kilograms,[1]
~700 kilograms (giant)[2][note 1]
Forms Human size, giant size
Place(s) of emergence Ur, Babylonia
Enemies Japan's yokai, humans
Played by Chikara Hashimoto
First appearance Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare
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Daimon (ダイモン,   Daimon) is a demonic Babylonian yokai who appears in the 1968 Daiei film Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare.

Design[edit | edit source]

Daimon is a creature from ancient Babylonia that has brown feathers on its body, a raised skeleton, legs, and limbs, and resembles a bird of prey. He also wears a dark brown belt around his waist decorated with human skull motifs.

Origins[edit | edit source]

Daimon was entombed for four thousand years after destroying the city of Ur in Babylonia, until two treasure hunters unintentionally awoke him.

History[edit | edit source]

Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare[edit | edit source]

The demonic Daimon was awoken in Babylonia when his tomb was disturbed by treasure hunters. After killing them, he took to the sky and flew towards Japan. After capsizing a ship, he fought a samurai leader. However, the samurai lost and Daimon possessed his body. After drinking the blood of many humans, Daimon decided to drink the blood of children. It was at this point that Aogappa attempted to lay claim as the 'local yokai' and fought the demon, retreating when Daimon vigorously rubbed its head dish against a wooden post. The Kappa returned later with a few of its yokai friends, but Daimon once again proved to be too powerful in the dark arts. One of the yokai whistled, and summoned all the local yokai to battle. It was then found out that its weakness was its eyes, and was stabbed in the left eye, thus ending the demon's life.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Size changing[edit | edit source]

Daimon can grow up to 10 times his normal height at will,[2] allowing him to take on the combined forces of the Yokai Army, Navy and Air Force.

Flight[edit | edit source]

Daimon is equipped with a set of wings that allow it to take flight. He used this ability in order to fly from his tomb in Babylonia to Japan.

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

Daimon's only clear weakness is his eyes. While dueling with the disguised Daimon, Shinpachiro shot out his right eye with an arrow, causing it to bleed and close over. Later, when Japan's yokai gathered to confront Daimon, Aburasumashi stabbed his left eye with his cane, but it did little more than irritate the Babylonian demon. This eye proved to be his undoing in his giant form, however, as Dorotabo and Ikkaku Daio managed to stab it out for good, causing him to revert to his normal size and stumble into a nearby lake.

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: Daimon/Gallery.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 According to Revive! Great Yokai Movies Assembly (p. 69), Daimon becomes ten times his regular size when growing giant. His normal height and weight of 1.87 meters and 70 kilograms multiplied by 10 results in 18.7 meters and 700 kilograms, respectively.

References[edit | edit source]

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Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Tsutsumi, Tetsuya; Okubo, Kazumitsu; Abe, Nomaru; Kagami, Toshiharu; Kano, Keisuke; Suzuki, Mitsunobu; Nakamura, Satoshi; Matsui, Etsuko; Ozawa, Ryoko (30 August 2005). Revive! Great Yokai Movies Assembly. Takeshobo. ISBN 4-8124-2265-5.

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