Succubus (Sucubi) are powerful female Demons who use their sexuality to appear through the dreams of victims, usually young men. They then seduce and prey on these victims, slowly draining their souls with each encounter. Their male counterpart is called an Incubus. They are often associated with Baobhan Sith, a vampire with deer feet that seduces men and is afraid of iron.
The word is derived from Late Latin succuba "strumpet" (from succubare "to lie under", from sub- "under" and cubare "to lie").
Succubi in traditional fantasy comprise various sexually appealing forms, from long-haired to lithe and winged. Though they can appear in the form they believe most pleasing to their intended victim, they tend to default to a scantily clad, shapely, bat-winged demon. Previously, Succubi were noted as being horribly disfigured monsters, with monstrous of rows of teeth, 3 sets of breasts and talon-like nails. The descriptions vary from legend to legend.
The origins of Succubi lay steeped in occult mysteries and various sleep disturbances. Victims of 'Succubi' described their visits to the men as 'a feeling of someone sitting on my chest or pelvic area'. When they awoke, they would feel drained, unable to move and petrified, though having had a wonderful and erotic dream the night before.
Succubus encounters have also been theorized as an attempt to explain birth defects or sometimes adultery. Succubi would use supernatural powers to seduce a man and steal his semen. Then, the Succubus would transform into an Incubus and seduce a woman. The resulting baby might have deformities or other supposed marks of malign influence.
Characteristically, a Succubus is a psychic, or 'manipulative' demon. It uses manipulation and compelling psychic abilities to overcome and seduce its prey, feeding from the victim's soul and returning night after night until it is consumed entirely.
Powers and Abilities
- Super Speed - They can move faster than the eye can see, able to appear and disappear in an instant.
- Super Strength - A succubus has greater strength than a human and is able to lift a grown man with one hand.
- Kiss of Death - A succubus has the ability to steal life force energy from victims via a kiss. This action usually results in the death of normal humans if the succubus is a novice, but overtime, it can be controlled.
- Super Stamina - They can fight and make love vigorously without tire.
- Healing Factor - They can fully heal from most wounds, including stabs and gunshots.
- Lust Empowerment - By having sexual intercourse, a succubus is able to grow stronger and heal faster due to stealing life force energy.
- Dream Walking - Throughout lore, succubi have been able to appear in the dreams of men in order to seduce them.
- Supernatural Beauty - The succubus will be beyond the beauty of a normal human woman and is completely irresistible to men.
- Sexual Inducement: Succubi have the ability to elicit sexual arousal within males to make them instantly crave sexual interaction, most likely through touch.
- Immortality - As demons, Succubi are immortal.
- Shapeshifting - Since they are seducers, they can change shape to match an individual's view of beauty, making it easier to tempt.