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daemonology ([personal profile] daemonology) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2014-08-12 01:01 pm

the daemon AU meme

In the universe of the His Dark Materials trilogy (or the movie The Golden Compass), every person has a creature called a dæmon that accompanies them all their lives, and is emotionally and metaphysically a part of them. Dæmons are often described as sort of external souls (while the part of the personality in a human's body is the spirit).



Basic Dæmon Facts:

- They take the shape of animals.
- They can talk, no matter what their shape.
- Children's dæmons can change form at will; around puberty they 'settle' and become one animal permanently.
- Neither the person or the dæmon chooses the final settled form, but it always reflects their personality (although not necessarily in obvious or simple ways).
- They are almost always the opposite sex as their human.
- If a dæmon feels pain, so will their person, and vice versa.
- Being physically apart from one's dæmon causes horrible emotional and physical pain.
- Dæmons frequently talk to and touch each other, in ways that reflect or complement their persons' interactions, but dæmons talking to humans other than their own is considered strange, and touching humans not their own is extremely taboo; it generally occurs only between long-time lovers. Touching someone else's dæmon without permission is a terrible violation.

How it works:

Just design a dæmon for your muse and put as little or as much information as you like about them (shape, name, link to a picture or species wiki if you are so inclined) in a comment, with your muse's name and series in the subject. Check out other people's dæmons and let your dæmons interact too.

Need a few prompts?
1. Congratulations, your daemon's just settled. Granted, this might require you to be young, but what else can you do? Are you happy? Disappointed? Surprised?

2. But I knew him! You've gone away, and someone can recognize you - or at least your daemon. It's hard to be sneaky with daemons. How do you disguise yourself?

3. Everyone does terrible things. You have to do something terrible, kill, maim, hurt, torture, something else awful. But there's daemons now.

4. Sex with daemons in it. Navigate it, there are very specific rules for sexual relations - and souls and all that jazz. This is the smutty option.

5. WILDCARD! Make up a thing. Put daemons in it.

If you have fun here, come check out [community profile] daemonism, a new panfandom structured sandbox/dressing room based loosely in and around the world of His Dark Materials, opening tomorrow!



credit for this format goes to [personal profile] omggirlonthenet, taken from here, prompts and picture are from here.
lurkerwolf: (Default)

Derek Hale | Teen Wolf

[personal profile] lurkerwolf 2014-08-12 07:45 pm (UTC)(link)
[Derek's daemon's a black wolf. Just like Derek it's easily irritated and broody.]
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Rogue : X-Men Evolution

[personal profile] tactilelearner 2014-08-12 08:29 pm (UTC)(link)
[Rogue has a cheetah as a protector and ally. He's a quiet creature, a silent support when others are around and a confidant when alone with Rogue or in select company.]
ushas: (are you srs)

Ushas | Doctor Who (Academy-era)

[personal profile] ushas 2014-08-12 08:31 pm (UTC)(link)
[Nishant's fur is just as brightly coloured as Ushas's hair. Both girl and daemon are cold and curt, and he rarely hesitates to snap at those who annoy the pair of them, just as Ushas doesn't spare anyone the edge of her tongue.]
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girlkoschei: (attitude/arms folded : thecoysmile)

i hope this is okay. :*

[personal profile] girlkoschei 2014-08-12 11:37 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Tiberius and Koschei are both well aware and share a very similar bond with one another. Tiberius, at least, is calmer than Koschei, who can occasionally be prone to biting words born from drum-induced anxiety and her compulsive need for perfection in every area of her life. Failure is never an option, after all - but Ushas knows that ambitious drive just as well.

She's small in this body, petite with a round face and big doe-eyes, but her daemon counteracts her vulnerable appearance, as does her manner of dress.

So her and Ushas share a bit in common, maybe an unwilling respect - but there has always been hairpulling on the metaphorical Academy playground.

Which is why it's just so unfortunate they're being forced to work together now, tearing apart the idiotic theories of time and space amongst their peers (most notably, the sheer stupidity of Magnus and Theta, whose work theirs will be compared to when everything's finished: 'healthy competition'.) Then again, her and Theta never seem to get anything done when they've partnered, not with Theta's impressive lack of an attention span - so Koschei supposes she counts herself lucky it is, at least, Ushas' mind that'll be working alongside hers.

She's left behind the robes of class, opting instead for long skirts and high-heels, fabric that covers her leggings as she crosses her knees and leans over the specimens scattered across their lab's table. Tiberius has perched himself watchfully at the far corner of the room to keep a full scope of the area, occasionally cleaning his paws or eyeing Nishant with dark-eyed suspicion. ]


If this works, it's going to be remarkable. If it doesn't - well, once we've finished regenerating from the explosion, we'll simply pin it on the boys again. But everything seems to be precisely where it needs to be.

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Donna Noble | Doctor Who

[personal profile] supertemp 2014-08-12 08:38 pm (UTC)(link)
[Cyril can usually be found sitting on Donna's shoulder, his tail wrapped around her neck like a mantle - except for when his curiosity gets the better of him and he has to pry into things. He and Donna tend to banter regularly, occasionally drawing others into their sarcastic repartee. They're both quite chatty and inquisitive, after all - though someone unkind might go so far as to call them nosy.]
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Owen Harper | Torchwood

[personal profile] doctorweevil 2014-08-12 08:42 pm (UTC)(link)
[Anyone who knows Owen well isn't surprised by Ophelia's shape; though small, jackals are known for being fierce and quarrelsome and difficult to get along with. In fact, she's the kinder of the two, though that's relative. Neither of them suffer fools lightly - or anyone else, for that matter.]
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the Master | Doctor Who

[personal profile] taptaptaptap 2014-08-12 08:47 pm (UTC)(link)
[Morena, like the Master, is looking a bit ragged around the edges these days; she's missing a chunk out of one ear, and the fine white tracery of scars can be seen under her fur in places. But it's a minor miracle that he still even has a daemon, considering how many times he's died and come back to life. While he can control his behaviour (more or less), Morena is more unstable and unpredictable, and there's a dangerous glint to her eyes that hints at just that.]
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changedalife: (Yeah sure)

[personal profile] changedalife 2014-08-13 12:57 am (UTC)(link)
((Jackson's Daemon Lyra is a curious creature whom likes to poke her nose in new things. She's very kind but also polite which means she stays close to Jackson. When she isn't exploring, that's said.))
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alex lannon • dominion

[personal profile] degravare 2014-08-13 01:48 am (UTC)(link)
(ooc: m/m for shipping. alex's daemon jesenia is a fierce, protective marten.)

james t. kirk • star trek (aos)

[personal profile] expetens 2014-08-13 01:53 am (UTC)(link)
(ooc: jim's daemon taryn is a bold, unprectible lioness.)

lydia martin • teen wolf

[personal profile] lamentae 2014-08-13 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
(ooc: lydia's daemon cordell is a quiet, mysterious owl.)

spock • star trek (aos)

[personal profile] dialectice 2014-08-13 02:00 am (UTC)(link)
(ooc: spock's daemon t'pera is a curious, inquisitive caracal.)
originallutece: (Default)

[personal profile] originallutece 2014-08-14 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
[She's always interested in anyone who has a fellow feline as their daemon. It usually means they're intelligent. Add to the fact she's heard of this fellow time and again in her research on multiverses and quantum physics, and she's quite interested.

Gustav is a sleek, slender panther, with black fur and bright yellow eyes. He stares imperiously over at t'pera as Rosalind does the same to Spock.]

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Freddie Lounds | NBC's Hannibal

[personal profile] redhairring 2014-08-13 02:46 am (UTC)(link)
[ Freddie's daemon, Murdoch is goddamn obnoxious and is the sort of loud, annoying goose who will nip at your heels if Freddie doesn't like you. ]
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Rachel Caustello | HoC

[personal profile] theunpressuredclub 2014-08-13 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
No #4; her daemon is a lion named Ares who is only as bloodthirsty as his namesake when Rachel's in trouble.
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ofthecubs: (like no king was before)

1, amazingly enough :|a

[personal profile] ofthecubs 2014-08-13 03:50 am (UTC)(link)
It's an odd feeling, mostly. He's been getting toward the older side to not be Settled. It's been a while since Bellatrix had been able to shift with the genuine ease she used to be able to. It's been a long time almost-coming.

It's still an odd feeling, the certainty.

There had been the tiniest bit of panic, of course, when they had first had the impulse and found she couldn't shift. There had been a little bit of a struggle against the finality of it all (and, in some ways, the simple impracticality of her size). But now, finally back in the hotel room he's staying in until the end of his current assignment, Bella's head resting comfortably on his knee, he's starting to feel less odd and more... proud.

It's pride in his voice as Rachel picks up the phone. "Hey. Guess what happened today."

I am so surprised :|a

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As you should be.

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<333

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incensus: (➤ I hear in my mind all of these voices)

Wolfram von Bielefeld | Kyo Kara Maoh! | ota

[personal profile] incensus 2014-08-13 07:24 am (UTC)(link)
[Wolfram has a German Shepherd named Edelmera. She's not easily trusting, except with the daemons of children, particularly those who haven't settled yet. For those who gain her trust, she will be loyal to them just as Wolfram is. She and Wolfram get along quite well and may, in fact, judge you from afar. For being as suspicious and standoffish as she is with strangers, Edelmera is surprisingly affectionate with Wolfram and with the daemons of Wolfram's friends, almost to the point of seeming like a personality shift. Cuddling is common for her, even in public, with those she cares about. She's also very protective of those friends, but she still angers easily just as Wolfram does. If neither of them like you, expect your daemon to get snapped at.]
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seestheman: (Hey baby)

Clara Murphy | Robocop (2014)

[personal profile] seestheman 2014-08-13 07:28 am (UTC)(link)
(Clara's daemon is an ocelot named Teddy who has a terrible tendency to say the things Clara refuses to say outloud and can be fairly confrontational.)
antiseptic: (Yes quite.)

Jade Curtiss | Tales of the Abyss

[personal profile] antiseptic 2014-08-13 10:33 am (UTC)(link)
[Jade's daemon is Linnea, a sleek blue-black raven. Linnea, in stark contrast to Jade's nonchalant manner, is cold and unemotional, extremely terse on the rare occasion that she speaks.]
antiseptic: (Tch.)

for flemming

[personal profile] antiseptic 2014-08-13 12:15 pm (UTC)(link)
[They're at Jade's flat again, Jade having had invited Flemming over for another afternoon of comparing theories. The tea had long since cooled, the table stacked high with notes, and the conversation is beginning to wind down.

It's during a moment of silence that Jade makes his move, voice as pleasant and casual as ever as he broaches a new topic.]


This may be an odd question, but have you ever touched someone else's daemon before?

[Linnea's head jerks up. The raven had been listening quietly from her perch, her head ducked low, but now she stares at Jade with an intense, unblinking gaze.]

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Auron | Final Fantasy X

[personal profile] sinfulpast 2014-08-13 11:19 am (UTC)(link)
[Auron has no daemon. if he bothers to answer at all when pressed about the issue, he simply says that she's off somewhere (but not too far, of course). however, considering no one's been able to ever recall a time when they've been seen together it's getting a bit difficult to believe that...]
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Bruce Banner l MCU l ota

[personal profile] wearebothangry 2014-08-13 01:15 pm (UTC)(link)
[Bruce's daemon is a blue jay named Marcus. He is chatty and charming acting as Bruce's sounding board and using the words Bruce can't. He also gets angry for Bruce when Bruce knows he can't.]
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Captain Jack Harkness l Doctor Who/Torchwood l ota

[personal profile] captainspain 2014-08-13 01:18 pm (UTC)(link)
[Jack's daemon is a lioness named Sarah, a calming gentle influence on her immortal master. She is fierce and protective but easily annoyed when she thinks her master is pushing it.]
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Twelfth Doctor l Doctor Who l ota

[personal profile] sonicseverything 2014-08-13 01:22 pm (UTC)(link)
[The Doctor's daemon is a mouse named Rory who changes fur color every time his Time Lord regenerates. Right now his fur color is black and he enjoys riding around in the Doctor's pockets and commenting on companions and locations in his tiny squeaky voice. He's sassy and smart and he may be small but he can run just as fast as any companion.]
kingofheaven: (Default)

[personal profile] kingofheaven 2014-08-13 01:26 pm (UTC)(link)
[Cas inherited Jimmy Novak's daemon when he took his vessel, a sassy easily annoyed Scottish terrier named Willie. While Willie often is driven mental by Castiel he loves him as deeply as he loved Jimmy often trying to rip apart demons to protect his new master.]
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George Smiley | John le Carré's Karla trilogy

[personal profile] likeaswift 2014-08-13 02:45 pm (UTC)(link)
[Smiley's daemon is a raven named Gullveig. She's as keen an observer as he is, but even more taciturn. When she does speak (to anyone who's not him), it's usually to laugh, or be witheringly sarcastic; part of her role is to say the things that he cannot.]
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Dean Winchester | Supernatural | OTA

[personal profile] riversideblues 2014-08-13 05:25 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Dean's daemon is a Pitbull named Brandy. Much like Dean she's fairly laid back and clownish. But can be seriously determined once she sets her mind to it. She's close to friends and family, and she's got a wonderful touch when it comes to children. She's hasty and possessive of friends and family whom she will defend without any hesitation.
alittleshit: (B - Side smile)

[personal profile] alittleshit 2014-08-13 10:36 pm (UTC)(link)
[Fast daemons seems to be a thing today. Scout's blaze ferret Lady is currently running, as they are playing a chasing game.

Scout always wins, but when it comes to climbing high places she always has the upper hand. None of them care much for who they run over on the way of their game and thus Lady ends scurrying between people's legs, not caring if she makes them trip or fall.]

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Jack Harkness | Torchwood

[personal profile] iwasforgiven 2014-08-13 05:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Jack's daemon is a deamon is a Siberian Tigress named Jae. She's brave and heroic, but has a ruthless side that will allow him take on a hefty burden for the sake of all. She's also gorgeous and not one to stick around for long.
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Owen Harper | Torchwood

[personal profile] wanker4life 2014-08-13 06:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Owen's daemon is a black vulture named Dalili. And much like Owen, she has a love for poking at the dead and other gross jobs. She puts off an appearance of being lazy and can appear to be quite prickly to come near. But despite all of this, she much like Owen is very selective about those whom she is loyal to.

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