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Despereaux was a was a spider-like demon that served a very minor role in the original 'Devilman' manga. He never makes a physical appearance in the story, though his Devilman counterpart has a short look in.


Despereaux resembled a humanoid spider, he had a seemingly normal face with three long spider like legs at the side of his head, and a large spike in the centre. His body was covered in shell like armour and had several other spider legs acting like a rib cage. Tufts of shaggy grey fur sprouted across various areas of his body and he had large yellow eyes.


Despereaux had long, talon-like fingers he could slash with, and some degree of psychic energy, though its never said how strong.


Presumably, the arachnid demon Despereaux was one of the many demons sent on a suicide run of mass forced merging with incompatible humans, engineered as a scare tactic to cause hysteria among humanity.

However, unlike so many of his counterparts, Despereaux instead seemed to unintentionally merge with his intended victim, who in turn became a Devilman.


  •  Despereaux was never named in the original manga, instead his name comes from other materials such as the source book 'The Demon Bible'.