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What would groups of specific Demons be called?

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Was watching decino's BTSX map24 run yesterday, and when all the Caco's came in "A cackle of Cacodemons" popped into my head.

 

Post ideas for other demon group names :D

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I've heard that many Mancubus are (kinda officialy) Mancubi. But I guess it refers to the species rather than a certain group of Mancubus.

 

For some reason, for flying monsters such as the Cacodemons, Pain Elementals and Lost Souls, I'd coin the term "a shoal of <such monster>" as if they were fishes. Obviously, they aren't, but as they are floating, the could look kind of as if they are swimming through air. (Such as those old kind of joke/philosophical questions like: "Do crabs think fish can fly?")

 

And as for Pinkies/Demons, or demons in general (Baron/Knight, Revenant), I think of Daemonea for some reason.

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4 minutes ago, SirJuicyLemon said:

I've heard that many Mancubus are (kinda officialy) Mancubi. But I guess it refers to the species rather than a certain group of Mancubus.

 

Mancubi is literally the plural of Mancubus. It follows the same principle as succubus - succubi, and incubus - incubi...

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A shriek of revenants.

A boredom of barons.

A chew of pinkies.

An abuse of archviles

An excess of lost souls

A fold of mancubi

A booty of cyberdemons

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My interpretation of a few demons:

 

A rapage of Archviles.

A group-hug of Cacodemons. <3

A litter of Arachnotrons.

A field of Potatoes Pain Elementals.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA of Revenants.

A reject of the zombies from Michael Jackson's Thriller of Former Humans.

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They're simply called "A group of <monster type>". There's no need to get into this stupid English "flock", "murder", "gaggle", etc. nonsense that doesn't make any sense.

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10 minutes ago, Li'l devil said:

They're simply called "A group of <monster type>". There's no need to get into this stupid English "flock", "murder", "gaggle", etc. nonsense that doesn't make any sense.

 

The tradition of using collective nouns that are specific to certain kinds of animals stems from an English Medieval hunting tradition, dating back to at least the fifteenth century. Terms of venery or nouns of assembly were used by gentlemen to distinguish themselves from yeomen and others and formed part of their education.

So by saying flock of seagulls it basically means you're not a noob

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Well, most of us here aren't hunters, so I don't think we need to know these specific group names, some of which, again, sound ridiculous to me.

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there's a city in France called Brest.

 

Spoiler

 

I CARE NOT FOR YOUR FANCY GROUP NAMING WAYS. I STAND ALONE, PEASANT.


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27 minutes ago, Li'l devil said:

Well, most of us here aren't hunters, so I don't think we need to know these specific group names, some of which, again, sound ridiculous to me.

 

I don't know about you, but I am a hunter of demons.

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  • A load of mancubi.
  • A troop of imps.
  • A swarm of pinkies.
  • A zambble of zombies.
  • A ball of pain elementals.
  • A nightmare of arch-viles.

 

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2 hours ago, Li'l devil said:

Well, most of us here aren't hunters, so I don't think we need to know these specific group names, some of which, again, sound ridiculous to me.

You must be fun at parties

 

1 hour ago, BBQgiraffe said:

a flock of lost souls

This one's pretty good!

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A mischief of Imps.

A sty of pinkie demons.

An ossuary of Revenants.

A suffering of Pain Elementals.

A rage-quit of Archviles.

 

The term is 'collective noun' by the way.

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9 hours ago, Li'l devil said:

They're simply called "A group of <monster type>". There's no need to get into this stupid English "flock", "murder", "gaggle", etc. nonsense that doesn't make any sense.

Agreed. I don't see any reason to come up with names for groups of specific demon types. Just call the group what it is.

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19 hours ago, reflex17 said:

there's a city in France called Brest.

 

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I CARE NOT FOR YOUR FANCY GROUP NAMING WAYS. I STAND ALONE, PEASANT.


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And there is a village in The Netherlands called Monster.

 

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Just now, Redneckerz said:

And there is a village in The Netherlands called Monster.

 

Well they should obviously get some kind of trade/marketing deal established, then

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23 hours ago, holaareola said:

A shriek of revenants.

A boredom of barons.

A chew of pinkies.

An abuse of archviles

An excess of lost souls

A fold of mancubi

A booty of cyberdemons

 

22 hours ago, Solmyr said:
  • A ball of pain elementals.
  • A nightmare of arch-viles.

 

15 hours ago, Gradius said:

A mischief of Imps.

An ossuary of Revenants.

A suffering of Pain Elementals.

A rage-quit of Archviles.

 

These SO made my day, loving them 1.0 .

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Filth of zombies

Scorch of imps

Globule of cacodemons

Pork of demons

Skree of lost souls

Bulge of mancubi

Casali of revenants

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A wail of lost souls

A larder of mancubi

A blur of spectres

A court of barons

A tourney of knights

A cult of arch-viles

An ossuary of revenants

A SNAFU of former humans

A sunder of cyberdemons

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18 hours ago, Nevander said:

Agreed. I don't see any reason to come up with names for groups of specific demon types. Just call the group what it is.

 

Because it's fun?  Or is fun not allowed either?

 

If we went on the inspirations of the names themselves, you could have:

  • A congregation of Arch Viles
  • A table of Pain Elementals
  • A spectrum of Pinkies
  • A chivalry of Hell Knights
  • A clutter of Arachnotrons
  • An intelligentsia of Spider Masterminds
  • A boner of Revenants

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