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Demoko
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Name

Demoko

Titles

Sage of Time, The Empty One, Sky Emperor

Race

Elemental

Gender

None

Family

Golden Goddesses (creators)
Solahrasin (sibling)
Maphaeus (sibling)
Malkorbagia (sibling)
Sulkaris (sibling)
Evaleen (sibling)
Kovaloo (sibling)

Birth

Dawn of Hyrule

Death

129 AG
City in the Sky

Weaponry

Dominion Rod

Music Themes

Demoko is the first of seven Sages of the Goddesses, created at the dawn of Hyrule to defend the Triforce.

EtymologyEdit

Demoko's name predates most Hyrulean languages. It is possible that the Ancient Hylian word demok (time) originated from his name and that his name likewise means something related to time.

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Stained glass depiction of Demoko in Hyrule Castle.

Physical AppearanceEdit

In the Book of Mudora, Demoko is described as "inanimate but alive, his form is that not of life but of material. He is cloaked in sky and the day and the night, the stars wrapped inside". It is assumed Demoko is likely an artificial being made of the same constructs that the Oocca eventually use to create their statue bodies and Dominion Rods.

Demoko is a large humanoid robot or cyborg made of blue-grey metal, with three-fingered metal claws capable of 360-degree rotation, while his body under his robe is an androgynous, flexible form with his feet either wearing or shaped as high-backed shoes, similar to those worn by Sulkaris. He walks in a hunched position, leaning on his Dominion Rod as a walking stick. His face is a largely blank metallic mask with two glowing blue triangular eyes. Demoko is associated with male pronouns despite lacking an actual gender.

Demoko is continuously accompanied by a metallic ticking noise, it is unknown this is the sound of mechanisms within his body or mechanical error.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Demoko is assumed to have been given the ability to control and manipulate the passage of time. It is often claimed that he is capable of accelerating and reversing the flow of time, though the extent of his powers are never explained in any historical document or scripture. His abilities are all assumptions as he is only listed as a Sage of Time once in the Book of Mudora.

Demoko's primary ability was the gift of seeing across time, including the past and future. As of The Return of Sulkaris he has lost this ability of prophecy, with his powers being transferred to Tetralyna Zelda V without his consent or knowledge by "that which created Hyrule." Both he and his chosen successor Liyer interpret this as Tetralyna being his true successor as Sage of Time.

PersonalityEdit

Demoko displays a calculating, judgemental and paranoid personality, regarding mortals as ungrateful children who avoid responsibility for their own problems. He has no regard for the lives of mortals whatsoever, considering them no better than ants.

Despite his power and ego, Demoko displays a fear of Sulkaris, a trait noticed by his successor Liyer. Sulkaris later acknowledges this by noting that Demoko refuses to confront her himself.

HistoryEdit

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Creation of HyruleEdit

Demoko was the first Sage to be created by the Golden Goddesses. He was created as a prototype and template for their future endeavors, and was ordered to operate and control their other inanimate creations. Demoko participated in battle against the Druthulidi during the creation of the Triforce.

Post CreationEdit

With Hyrule in its infancy Demoko returned to the Sacred Realm and watched over the Triforce, awaiting for the Trilith so that it may be passed on to mortals.

When the Trilith awoke into Hyrule, Demoko, five of the other Sages, and the three Oracles passed the Triforce unto them and placed it in their care. Demoko explained the passage of time and taught them to use tools and construct cities. He gave the Dominion Rod to the Trilith should they need to call upon the Triforce. His work complete, Demoko ascended to the skies far above Hyrule and remained asleep for ages. In later ages Demoko is largely forgotten and worshiped by none in Hyrule, except for a stained glass depiction of him in Hyrule Castle.

During this period, the First Sages were in conflict with one another, waging war with their armies of servitors over the Triforce. For reasons unknown, Sulkaris was stripped of her powers by the others and cast down to the surface of Hyrule. Demoko and the rest then proceeded to forge a myth according to which Sulkaris attempted to take the Triforce for herself and was stopped by Solahrasin.

Ancient AgeEdit

When the Wind Tribe ascended to the heavens after their war with the Darknut Legion, Demoko then offered to help them ascend further as instructed by the Goddesses, transforming them into Oocca after several centuries. Unfortunately the Triforce that was left in their care had been passed unto the Hylians, and thus Demoko and the Oocca would work to guide them in their development so that they may ascend to the Heavens as well.

The Return of SulkarisEdit

Dominion

Demoko addressing Liyer

In 127 AG, Demoko's mouth on the surface of Hyrule Liyer discovers and reports to him the existence of a hidden cult of Hylian Wizards that has somehow evaded his sight - at the same time the traitor Sulkaris is leading her Gohma on a rampage across Hyrule. Deeply concerned by how the Hylian mages could conceal themselves from him, Demoko summons Liyer to the City in the Sky and tasks her with uncovering the leader of the cult. Liyer suggests military intervention instead, but Demoko refuses, partly due to his fear of Sulkaris and partly due to his disregard of Hylians as no more than a group of spoiled, entitled children.

In 128 AG, after Malkorbagia is killed by the traitor Sulkaris, Demoko orders an army of Oocca to land on Hyrule near Malkorbagia's residence at Greshou and charges up the Sky City's Aura WMD. Hellbent to kill Sulkaris, Demoko orders the activation of the Aura without any concern for the Hylians or Zora still fighting the Gohma in the city, as he views them as no more than ants anyway. However, he only manages to kill the minor expendable Gohma, and a significant number of Hylians and Zora. Sulkaris herself invokes the power of Malkorbagia's Sage Medallion to shield herself from the Aura, then taunts Demoko about how he's earning the enmity of the people of Hyrule by massacring them in his mad quest to kill her. Desperate, Demoko has the Aura charged again and orders Mediator Ooccoo to continue the search for Sulkaris.

Ooccoo later finds Sulkaris on Death Mountain, fighting the Gorons, the incumbent Sages, as well as the First Sages Solahrasin, Evaleen, Kovaloo and their armies. Ooccoo is concerned that the Aura might kill Sages other than Sulkaris, but Demoko refuses to halt the Aura. After the Aura fires, killing the other First Sages including seemingly Sulkaris, Demoko orders a perimeter of bases to be established around the Death Mountain range until he's sure Sulkaris is dead, again disregarding Ooccoo's concerns that the people of Hyrule will not take kindly to the Oocca presence.

The threat of complete annihilation of the surface causes the Hylians, led by Link, to briefly ally with the Gohma against the Oocca and strike against the Oocca Mustering Base. From the base, the Gohma are able to secure portals leading into the City in the Sky and invade it. Demoko is subsequently slain by Sulkaris.

Demoko is succeeded by Liyer, though this is not largely recorded by history.

QuotesEdit

  • Those of Hyrule demand my intervention? I decline. In their pride, they have lost their way. In their arrogance, they have forgotten the face of that which made them and brought them upright out of the dust. They are still but juvenile, bravely but foolishly thinking themselves elder. They sin and break the laws set in place only to label us evil. Us, moral monsters? Nothing more than spoiled, rotten children taking no responsibility for their sin, their evil, and their mess! Those of Hyrule believe that they are owed, nay, entitled the aid of us most high. The gifts we have given them are seen as rights, though in truth there are mere privileges! I deny my Dominion and aide to those below. They think of themselves so highly, now is their chance to prove their belief is not mere ego. Leave now, and do not speak on their behalf again, my Sage.
Preceded by:
Title Established
Position:
Sage of Time
Dawn of Hyrule - 129 AG
Succeeded by:
Liyer

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