Membership: Adversary, Asmodeus, Asmodiar, Asteroth, Avarrish, Basilisk, Big Mother, Blackheart, "Brood Satan", Chaos, Chthon, Cyttorak, Russell Daboia, Dagon, Damballah, Darklove, Demogorge, demons of Muspelheim, Dormammu, D'Spayre, Kazann, Malonch, Marduk Kurios, Mephisto, Natohk's emissary, Nykonn, Olivier, Pythias, Satannish, Shuma-Gorath, Sligguth, Stonecold, many other demons
Purpose: To discuss matters of importance to demons and their affiliations. The name and empty throne of Satan was venerated, with none present taking up that mantle or seat in the chamber.
Affiliations: None directly
Enemies: None directly, possibly the Serpent
Base of Operations: The true Satan's empty throne, section of Hell
First Appearance: Journey Into Mystery I#627 (November, 2011)
(Journey Into Mystery I#627 (fb) - BTS) - Thousands of demons and affiliates gathered in the neutral domain of the Devil's Advocacy to discuss the impact of the rise of the Asgardian fear god, the Serpent, and what the potential outcomes would mean for them.
(Journey Into Mystery I#627 (fb)) - After visiting the Infinite Embassy, Mephisto entered the massive hall and took a seat nearby, hearing Cyttorak rant about vengeance against the Serpent for stealing his avatar, the Juggernaut (Cain Marko). Dormammu remained silent while the demons of Muspelheim would not speak of Surtur's impending release. Marduk Kurios mocked Mephisto, who tolerated it as he was fond of the demon's children. The rest of the meeting was long and seemed to achieve no united resolution.
Comments: Created by Kieron Gillen (writer) and Richard Elson (art).
The Devil's Advocacy was the darker counterpart to the Infinite Embassy, which is a neutral dimensional nexus created by the Living Tribunal where gods can discuss matters of concerns, and other supernatural beings/demons can gain general entrance, but not join in the formal discussions. Presumably the opposite is true of the Devil's Advocacy.
The sheer volume of demons in attendance indicates that many other prominent characters, while not seen, were likely still there. Check out the Marvel Zombies Handbook (2007) and the Official Handbooks demons entry for likely candidates!
Richard Elson identified most of the demons seen at the meeting for the demon update in OHotMU Softcover#3 (2012).
Profile by Grendel Prime.
The Devil's Advocacy has no known connections to:
Journey Into Mystery I#627, p8, pan1 (main image)
p11, pan3 (headshots)
Journey Into Mystery I#627 (November, 2011) - Kieron Gillen (writer), Richard Elson (art), Ralph Macchio (senior editor)
Last updated: 08/05/12.
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