The Dark Devil
The Dark Devil
DarkDevil.png
Portrayed by Nem S.
Statistics
Full Name Azalea Lee Kingston
Age 21
Height 5'5"
Build Athletic
Eyes Blue
Hair Black
Skin Caucasian
Factions None

Claim to Fame

One of Gotham's newest vigilantes. A Devil in the Dark.

Reputation

Small in frame but big of heart, it's unknown if this vigilante runs with the Batling crowd or not, but she fights with a fury and vigor that contradicts her size.

Biography

The Dark Devil is a creature of myth and shadow, a symbiotic spirit that has lurked in the minds of humanity's worst throughout the ages. What it began as, it does not even know. Perhaps once it did, but the ages have inflicted as much madness on it as it has on the hosts it chooses to carry it. Vile and aggressive, it stokes the fire humanity's worst instincts, reveling in debauchery and violence and the unique sensation of conquering one's enemies and making them plea for mercy.

Warlords, Generals, Thugs, and Serial Killers have all been home to it, and it might have continued it's reign of reaping the rewards of other's actions if not for the Order of Almeus. Witch Hunters and pious Knights, they survived through the ages and killed a great many monsters, but only tracked this 'Dark Devil of the mind' through rumor, innuendo, and whisper, at least until the late 80's, when Theodore Morris, Knight of Almeus, encountered it first hand.

Theodore struck a killing blow against the creature, after hunting it down with a number of men. Though all of his companions had died and he had been wounded, he revelled as he choked the life from the creature, and never imagined his victory would turn to bitter defeat.

The Dark Devil grappled in his mind, and tried to take him as it had taken others in the past, but Theodore has the mystical power of the Order of Almeus on his side, and held the creature in a cage in his mind. But it was not an action without consequence. Madness followed in the Devil's thrashing, for Theodore and the creature both. Their memories jumbled, and Theodore became a raving madman who gibbered his way along the streets of Gotham for more than twenty five years.

Until the night he ran into Azalea Kingston - or more specifically, she ran into him. While Theodore's sacrifice was a noble one in the end, and he kept the Dark Devil's vile urges from inflicting another warmongering super-psychopath upon the world, it could not last forever.

Azalea had been waiting tables when the men had first hounded her, and though the manager threw them out, they waited in the rain for her as she walked to her bus stop. Her walk became a run when they started after her, and when she ran into the vile smelling old man in ragged, fetid clothes, she barely noticed his wild eyes or gibbering words.

Theodore faltered in the vulnerability he saw before him, in the devil's desire to violate her, and his desire to help her. His palm pressed to her hand, and Theodore's watch ended.

Azalea's began the moment the The Dark Devil poured into her mind. The men fell upon her, and she showed them what twenty five years of withheld violence looked like. She was a slip of a creature, and the Dark Devil had never inhabited a body so very small or weak, but it used every ounce of her frame to show these would be predators who the lion was to their hyena, and left them a broken but breathing heap in the rain.

Covered in blood and triumph she staggered home and watched the beginning of the end of her life as she knew it. Once she had aspirations to write music, to sing, maybe compose. She had finals to prepare for and a break to look forward to with her boyfriend, Tommy, who might have been the one.

She was just barely nineteen when The Dark Devil became part of her. By twenty, the late nights had long ruined her relationship. Grades seemed meaningless against the thrill of the hunt, and what was Gotham, but a jungle of all flavors? Liquor, tail, and a good fist fight. Soon she'd graduated from working out her frustrations with hours in the gym to haunting rooftops and looking for victims in the form of would-be predators. The Devil screamed for more, but it had never encountered a mind so lacking in the natural tendencies that let it thrive throughout history, and after years of maddening containment, it lacked the ingenuity or patience to bend Azalea to it's will, or even the strength to find a more suitable host.

Stuck in her mind, it was a waxing and waning tide of violence and debauchery that tested her limits of self control, but she found that letting the devil have it's due somehow let her survive. Now, at twenty, she is a creature in crisis. While she's done her best to survive, to use Gotham's petty criminals as her release for her most violent frustrations, she lacks true direction, and risks becoming yet another extended visitor of Arkham every day she ignores the untenable nature of her situation.

Character Details

The combined personalities of the kind-hearted, driven girl and angry, debauched spirit that now inhabit the Dark Devil are a confusing mix of solemn determination and naked aggression. While often projecting stoic, sometimes grim exterior, the fury of her demons are not far below the surface. She is quick to take subtle mirth in the comical, though always with a sadistic bent, more inclined to laugh at someone's harmless misfortune than someone's witty pun. In a crowd shes's the long stare across the room that can melt steel or someone's insides, in a party she's the vibrant, violent life, and if she's got the money then drinks are on the house.

Relationships

Image Name Relation Information
S4cKFU3.jpg Batman BatPrime An ideal to strive for.
jqq6dji.jpg Nightwing Batling Batman's son? You fight like him. I like you.
cd4HoCD.jpg The Winter Soldier Kindred Spirit When I touched your mind I found someone else who had a nightmare that rivaled. I thought I could never break free of my darkness, but now that I have I will walk the path of redemption with you.
oBye2PE.jpg Zatanna Zatara Sun Through my nightmare you were the light, even when I was a danger to you. I exist because you didn't give up on me, and I promise I'll make sure I was worth it.
KH7XnDk.jpg Jessica Jones Big Sister I basically did everything wrong when we first met, but you still don't hold it against me. When I'm a volcano, you're cool as ice. You'll probably never know how much it means to me to be taken under your wing.
iRgAJOL.jpg John Constantine Moon I threatened that which was most precious to you and you still risked it all to help me. I will not waste it.
D4jDXP6.jpg Peter Parker (Spider-Man) Spider-Horse We didn't get off to the best start. I /know/ my code name sucks. I /know/ my costume is garbage. THANKS FOR HURTING MY ONE FEELING SPIDERGUY. Despite it all, I respect your morality.
h0sh3xk.jpg Tim Drake (Red Robin) Batling You seem like a cool dude. I only recently met you, but you 'loaned' me some gear when the stakes were high and my spirits were low. I hope you can help teach me the rest of the trade.
elJASis.jpg Stephanie Brown Batling You're showing me the ropes, and giving me hope that you don't have to be grim as fuck to work this beat.
WnEWgga.png Trish Walker Ticking Timebomb You're the thrill seeker, and I'm the ultimate thrill. Thank God for your sister, or I'd have burned you already.

RP Logs & Journals

September 15, 2017: Deluxe Briefing

Zatanna Zatara, John Constantine and Azalea Kingston seek out one Jessica Jones in Wakanda. They get an update on the case so far and develop a starting point for their own efforts in the attempts to free Bucky Barnes once and for all.

(permalink: log:6258 | tags: jessica_jones john_constantine mizizi_na_nyasi the_dark_devil zatanna_zatara | posted: 19 Sep 2017 08:11)

September 14, 2017: The Resurrection of a Murdered God

To save Azalea's life and to find a resolution to her God-problem, John Constantine, Tony Stark and Zatanna Zatara conduct a highly experimental ritual that takes them into the Astral Realm, which results in the rebirth of a new world and the resurrection of a more malleable Xiuhnel. The costs for tampering with the will of the gods may be dire, and the consequences staggeringly high, but there is no time to reflect or regret when a changed Azalea informs the three that they need to go to Wakanda right away to assist Bucky Barnes.

(permalink: log:6245 | tags: iron_man john_constantine the_dark_devil vexed zatanna_zatara | posted: 14 Sep 2017 22:13)

August 29, 2017: Bones of the Forgotten King

Jessica Jones calls Azalea Kingston to explain why she won't be at the final battle in Tamoachan. The detective gets considerably more than she bargained for.

(permalink: log:6222 | tags: jessica_jones mizizi_na_nyasi the_dark_devil vexed | posted: 07 Sep 2017 03:21)

August 24, 2017: The Lies We Tell Ourselves

John Constantine and Zatanna Zatara finally have a face-to-face with Xiuhnel the Sky Serpent, and arrangements are made in an attempt to fix Azalea Kingston's problem once and for all.

(permalink: log:6176 | tags: john_constantine the_dark_devil vexed zatanna_zatara | posted: 25 Aug 2017 04:52)

July 22, 2017: Secrets of a Murdered God

Jessica Jones finally pays Azalea Kingston a visit. She comes expecting only to provide comfort. She leaves with answers— big answers.

(permalink: log:6099 | tags: jessica_jones the_dark_devil vexed | posted: 23 Jul 2017 04:17)

July 06, 2017: The Prison of a Murdered God

Zatanna Zatara visits Azalea Kingston's prison in the basement of Stark Tower, both as a friend and as a paranormal detective, of sorts. Azalea regales her of her origin story and the encounter leads Zatanna to a few unexpected plot twists.

(permalink: log:6045 | tags: the_dark_devil zatanna_zatara | posted: 07 Jul 2017 04:56)

May 16, 2017: Sympathy for the Butterfly

Jessica Jones goes to see Azalea Kingston at last. Her attempts to carefully gather some information lead to another tense encounter with the Obsidian Butterfly.

(permalink: log:5809 | tags: jessica_jones starkrevelations the_dark_devil | posted: 19 May 2017 04:06)

May 01, 2017: A Visitor's Revelation

Trish Walker visits Azalea in the unbreakable cell beneath Stark Tower.

(permalink: log:5749 | tags: the_dark_devil trish-walker | posted: 02 May 2017 18:18)

April 28, 2017: Fate of the Lost King

T'Challa senses The Dark Devil in her prison beneath Stark Tower, and the Tower's owner takes exception to the intrusion

(permalink: log:5764 | tags: black_panther iron_man the_dark_devil | posted: 04 May 2017 16:12)

April 17, 2017: Keeping the Murdered God

Unable to simply return Azalea Kingston to her apartment, Jessica Jones enlists the help of Tony Stark and Trish Walker to ensure that she won't be a danger to herself or others while a solution is found.

(permalink: log:5696 | tags: iron_man jessica_jones starkrevelations the_dark_devil trish-walker vexed | posted: 20 Apr 2017 05:04)

April 17, 2017: Unleashing the Murdered God

Itzpapalotl decides to drive home her point to one Jessica Jones by chaining Azalea Kingston inside her own body and unleashing the full might of Xihunel upon the world. Xihunel begins his reign of terror by choosing to challenge the Daredevil, resulting in an epic confrontation on the rooftops of Hell's Kitchen that comes perilously close to bringing doom upon the world.

(permalink: log:5691 | tags: daredevil jessica_jones the_dark_devil vexed zatanna_zatara | posted: 18 Apr 2017 05:28)

April 17, 2017: Keeper Of a Murdered God

The goddess Itzpapalotl herself corners Jessica Jones for an involuntary chat. She makes an offer and, in the course of trying to sell it, reveals something that hits Jessica right where it hurts. Things go downhill from there.

(permalink: log:5675 | tags: jessica_jones the_dark_devil vexed | posted: 14 Apr 2017 05:58)

April 01, 2017: Fate of a Murdered God

A forgotten souvenir from Limbo creates a potential crisis for one Azalea Kingston. John Constantine arrives on the scene to do what he does best, getting the situation under control. Jessica Jones grapples with her emotions as she attempts to help where she can.

(permalink: log:5623 | tags: jessica_jones john_constantine the_dark_devil vexed | posted: 02 Apr 2017 03:05)

March 28, 2017: The Nature of Reflection

Batman checks up on The Dark Devil on one of her short visits back to Gotham after moving to NYC.

(permalink: log:5620 | tags: batman the_dark_devil | posted: 01 Apr 2017 15:35)

March 27, 2017: AKA Grace Was a Wonderful Woman

Azalea Kingston has announced her decision to move to New York permanently. To celebrate, Jessica Jones gathers her, Trish, and Cindy for a "family dinner" night featuring tacos, blackmail material, emotional moments and a healthy dose of TMI.

(permalink: log:5609 | tags: jessica_jones silk the_dark_devil trish-walker | posted: 28 Mar 2017 06:11)

March 26, 2017: Stay

Azalea shows up with the files Trish recruited her to collect from Dorothy's apartment. After sorting through the information, things get really interesting…

(permalink: log:5618 | tags: the_dark_devil tigers_flies trish-walker | posted: 01 Apr 2017 03:33)

March 08, 2017: The Meaning of Family

Takes place after AKA Get That Girl Some Netflix. Jessica Jones and Azalea Kingston get into a confrontation when Jess asks her ward to stay home from Hell.

(permalink: log:5506 | tags: himmel jessica_jones the_dark_devil vexed | posted: 13 Mar 2017 02:26)

March 04, 2017: Into the Lair of the Fanged Children

The Devil of Hell's Kitchen leads Red Robin, Bucky Barnes, Jessica Jones, The Dark Devil, Elinor Ravensdale and Silk into the hideout of the gang known as Hell's Vipers, a gang with plenty of man power and meta-human leadership. Elinor discovers she gives a shit about someone alive, Azalea fights the good fight through the power of death metal, Red engages in the art and science of herding cats, Bucky Barnes is ready to turn this whole battle around right now, Jessica Jones has a bad day, Silk does something stupid and gets away with it, and Matt? Matt's just tired of these motherf'in' snakes in his motherf'in' neighborhood.

(permalink: log:5462 | tags: daredevil himmel jessica_jones morella red_robin silk the_dark_devil the_winter_soldier vexed | posted: 04 Mar 2017 07:59)

February 28, 2017: The Devil's Favor

Trish Walker asks The Dark Devil for a favor.

(permalink: log:5446 | tags: the_dark_devil tigers_flies trish-walker | posted: 01 Mar 2017 21:38)

February 21, 2017: Don't Cross the Streams

Back scene, takes place before Singular Choices. Jessica Jones invites Bucky Barnes, Jane Foster, Trish Walker, Captain America and Peggy Carter over for 80s Movie Night. Azalea Kingston and Cindy Moon come together to help her host. Tony Stark happily crashes the party.

(permalink: log:5411 | tags: agent_carter captain_america dr._jane_foster himmel iron_man jessica_jones silk the_dark_devil the_winter_soldier trish-walker vexed | posted: 23 Feb 2017 07:54)

February 18, 2017: A Good Start

Azalea meets Bucky Barnes on a park bench to reconcile her mistakes.

(permalink: log:5379 | tags: the_dark_devil the_winter_soldier | posted: 19 Feb 2017 18:07)

February 18, 2017: Trish Walker, World's Newest Vigilante

The Dark Devil recruits Trish Walker as her sidekick, and together they stop a liquor store robbery, infuriating one Jessica Jones.

(permalink: log:5377 | tags: jessica_jones the_dark_devil trish-walker | posted: 19 Feb 2017 17:39)

February 15, 2017: The Next Step

The Dark Devil asks Batman for help.

(permalink: log:5347 | tags: batman the_dark_devil | posted: 16 Feb 2017 00:02)

February 10, 2017: Memory and Guilt

Azalea comes to see Bucky and Jane in the aftermath, bearing a mission and a gift.

(permalink: log:5332 | tags: dr._jane_foster nadryv the_dark_devil the_winter_soldier | posted: 13 Feb 2017 06:51)

February 09, 2017: The Dangerous Path of Synthesis

When Azalea Kingston tells Jessica Jones she fears she is losing her fight to hold on to her humanity, Jessica Jones sets her on the perilous path which may in fact be her only salvation.

(permalink: log:5314 | tags: jessica_jones the_dark_devil vexed | posted: 10 Feb 2017 23:24)

February 08, 2017: Walk The Line

Trish Walker goes to visit her sister, but finds someone even less stable instead.

(permalink: log:5301 | tags: the_dark_devil trish-walker | posted: 08 Feb 2017 21:37)

February 07, 2017: Red Devil Ruckus

Red Robin saves The Dark Devil when an errand of justice goes wrong.

(permalink: log:5303 | tags: red_robin the_dark_devil | posted: 09 Feb 2017 02:32)

February 06, 2017: Cindy Meets the Devil!

Examining the mysterious web of her new roommate's life in the private bedroom of Alias Investigations, Azalea Kingston meets the spider-heroine, Silk… and furniture pays the price.

(permalink: log:5293 | tags: silk the_dark_devil | posted: 07 Feb 2017 05:26)

February 03, 2017: The Heart of a Murdered God

Zatanna Zatara calls on Azalea Kingston next. Now that her soul-related problems have been mostly settled, she intends to get back to the serious business of keeping Xiuhnel the Cloud Serpent in check, but a distraught Azalea confronts her about her absence and the reasons why Zatanna elected to leave her out of the problems that nearly killed her.

(permalink: log:5267 | tags: himmel nadryv the_dark_devil vexed zatanna_zatara | posted: 03 Feb 2017 08:42)

February 01, 2017: A Few New Missions

The Dark Devil meets up with Captain America after Operation: Save Bucky

(permalink: log:5256 | tags: captain_america the_dark_devil | posted: 02 Feb 2017 05:02)

January 28, 2017: Moksha, Pt 1

Nadryv finale scene, part 1. A team finally descends into the heart of a Hydra(?) base to free James Buchanan Barnes and Jane Foster from their captivity, and to prevent a terrible idealized reality from overtaking the world.

(permalink: log:5224 | tags: agent_carter captain_america dr._jane_foster jessica_jones john_constantine nadryv red_robin spider-man starlord the_dark_devil the_winter_soldier thor zatanna_zatara | posted: 29 Jan 2017 12:24)

January 28, 2017: Mountains to Climb

Takes place directly after Pamyat' o Padenii. Jessica Jones reaches out to Azalea after her outburst.

(permalink: log:5220 | tags: jessica_jones nadryv the_dark_devil | posted: 28 Jan 2017 20:13)

January 28, 2017: Pamyat' o Padenii

In Russian: a memory of a fall. Peggy Carter brings Captain America to Alias Investigations in order to introduce him to Azalea Kingston, a meeting which grows emotional and awkward by turns. All the same, information is shared and plans are made.

(permalink: log:5219 | tags: agent_carter captain_america jessica_jones nadryv the_dark_devil | posted: 28 Jan 2017 19:58)

January 23, 2017: What's on the Inside

John stumbles across Azalea Kingston by chance, and his professional curiosity gets the better of him.

(permalink: log:5180 | tags: john_constantine the_dark_devil vexed | posted: 23 Jan 2017 08:38)

January 21, 2017: Fields of Broken Glass

Takes place directly after The Hunt. After asking Azalea a few probing questions, Jessica Jones makes her decision to take the girl under her own wing.

(permalink: log:5190 | tags: jessica_jones nadryv the_dark_devil | posted: 25 Jan 2017 03:21)

January 21, 2017: The Hunt

Takes place directly before Napasti and shortly after Saudade. A new job puts Jessica Jones on the trail of one Azalea Kingston.

(permalink: log:5184 | tags: jessica_jones nadryv the_dark_devil vexed | posted: 24 Jan 2017 00:32)

January 21, 2017: Napasti

NPC assistance from Jane Foster. The Guardians of the Galaxy and their errant friends find the Milano abruptly under assault by the Winter Soldier and his forces. But for what reason—!

(permalink: log:5168 | tags: groot jessica_jones nadryv ribbon rocket spider-man starlord the_dark_devil the_winter_soldier | posted: 22 Jan 2017 07:19)

January 12, 2017: Her Only Sin

Azalea Kingston does something very stupid in an act of desperation, and in turn shows Peggy Carter her only sin.

(permalink: log:5110 | tags: agent_carter the_dark_devil | posted: 12 Jan 2017 07:05)

January 04, 2017: A Devil Reborn

The Dark Devil is well enough to train, and the Spoiler takes her into the ring for some light sparring.

(permalink: log:5047 | tags: spoiler the_dark_devil | posted: 04 Jan 2017 07:47)

January 02, 2017: Just Bat Things

After helping to confront a Nazi Sorcerer bent on unleashing Hell on Earth, The Dark Devil, Batman, and Spoiler discuss next steps in Azalea's training.

(permalink: log:5041 | tags: batman spoiler the_dark_devil | posted: 03 Jan 2017 04:55)


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