Jackal with the original Zodiac Demons.
|Name origin||Named after the fact that each member represents an animal in the Chinese Zodiac.|
|Alias|| "The Demons"|
|Number of members||Eleven|
|Current members|| Ryu, Oniken, Kozel (generals)|
Ketek, Hest, Haan, Diviak, Ushi, Zec, Mishka (regular members)
|Former members||Kobura, Tiikeri|
|First appearance||Chapter Three, page ninety-three|
The Zodiac Demons, more commonly the Demons, is a group of twelve wolves trained to fight. They are Jackal's minions and obey his orders. Each of the Demons bears a resemblance to the corresponding animal of the Chinese Zodiac. Similarly, each Demon has a Chinese ideogram tattooed on their left hind leg, which stands for the zodiac animal they represent. Among the team of twelve, we find three Generals, Ryu, Kozel and Oniken, among which Ryu is the Head General and boss of the Zodiac Demons, a position lower only to Jackal's one.
These are the wolves that are currently part of the group of Zodiac Demons.
RyuEditJackal's. He always does anything to please his master, but Jackal would act cold toward him if Ryu does not. Ryu thinks of himself as powerful and superior, but often fails to show these characteristics with facts. He has a younger brother named Kobura.
His zodiac sign on his left hip signifies Dragon.
Creepy and sadistic, Kozel is one of the generals of the group along with Ryu and Oniken. Despite her gender, she is all but feminine, and acts very harshly toward her subordinates. She has the weird habit of chasing Orca around because she wants to eat her. Kozel has a distinctive Russian accent and speaks with bad grammar.
Her zodiac sign on her left hip signifies Sheep.
His zodiac sign on his purple orb hanged with a blue ribbon signifies Dog.
MishkaEditZec, even though this one hardly ever opens her mouth. Mishka gets really angry if someone contradicts him on this matter.
His zodiac sign on his left hip signifies Mouse.
His zodiac sign on his left hip signifies Ox.
Her zodiac sign on her left hip signifies Rabbit.
HestEditJackal's orders, and looks up to him. Hest has a hidden grudge for Diviak. His kicks can twist an iron bar and halt any earthquakes.
His zodiac sign on his left hip signifies Horse.
KetekEditKobura. Despite his apparent hatred for the young wolf, he is actually fond of him. Before Kobura, in fact, Ketek was the youngest Zodiac Demon, and, like Kobura, he was picked on by the others. This made him grow affectionate for the younger companion. Ketek can uses his tail to trip enemies, and he has the unique feature of having opposable thumbs: this gives him the advantage of being able to handle objects and use them as weapons. His name is a palyndrome, it can be read the same either forward or backwards.
His zodiac sign on his left hip signifies Monkey.
HaanEditHest's: the two get along very well together. More wayward, ambitious and egocentric than his companion, Haan likes teasing whoever is weaker or just 'uglier' than him (to his eyes, everyone is uglier than him). He does not approve of how Ryu is commanding the Zodiac Demons, and would like to be Head General instead. His feathers only grow once, so, if he looses a feather, he goes all the way back to look for it. He is extremely fond of his feathers, and does anything to prevent them from getting dusty or ruined.
His zodiac sign on hid left hip signifies Rooster.
His zodiac sign on his left hip signifies Boar.
These are wolves who used to be part of the Zodiac Demons, but left the group.
KoburaEditRyu. Despite his soft shape, he hates to be called cute. He tries to impress Ryu, and show him that he is a true Demon, but due to his inexperience, he often ends up failing. He looks up to Ryu as his role model, and he asks his friend Ketek for help on how to impress him.
His zodiac sign once present on his left hip signified Snake.
TiikeriEditKobura, whom she considers her best friend. Her body shape recalls of a big cat, and she is orange and white with tiger-like stripes. She has a long, fluffy tail that reminds of a snow leopard's one.
Her zodiac sign that was once present on her left hip signified Tiger.
- Among all the Demons, Oniken is the only one not to have his ideogram tattooed on his hind leg. Instead, the ideogram is placed on the orb hanging from his neck.
- Both the lightest and heaviest characters in the comic belong to the Zodiac Demons: Mishka and Ushi, respectively.
|Generals||Ryu • Kozel • Oniken|
|Ryu's subordinates||Ketek • Hest • Ushi|
|Kozel's subordinates||Tiikeri • Diviak • Zec|
|Oniken's subordinates||Haan • Mishka • Kobura|
|Deities||Shiranui • Ajna|