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Savior of Demons Story Cover by RyunoOhi Savior of Demons Story Cover by RyunoOhi
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This artwork is both the Story Cover, and the accompanying artwork to Chapter 8 of Savior of Demons.  Make sure you read that chapter before commenting on this artwork. 

Credit for the amazing lineart goes to :iconkrowzivitch: krowzivitch, so go visit her page, and give her some love, or request a commission and give her some business!
As for the symbolism…
There is, of course, the underlying "hidden" message in the story that Goku will pick out - that Frieza himself is, as he deduced, all of the evil beings described. However, from Frieza's perspective, it breaks down a bit differently.
The beast is just that, a simple-minded beast that is easily swayed, has little self-control, & can be controlled by others against the forces of good.  It initially does not speak to the farmer, emphasizing that it is a "lower" life-form.  From Frieza's perspective, all of the other races in the Galaxy may as well be Beasts - they're not as smart as he is, not as strong-willed, & can be easily conquered & controlled, unless they attack as a mob or are otherwise goaded into disobedience.
The monster is a Saiyan.  The monster can speak, but behaves more like the beast than the farmer, assured of its own superiority despite being in a compromising position.  Visually, the description of a "horrid, hairy monster" conjures up the same feelings of revulsion in an Arcosian that slimy animals & reptiles evoke in humans.  So, this is the being we are supposed to dislike the most.  The thing about it dying in sunlight is my attempt to make a connection with Saiyans turning into Oozaru with the moon.
Finally, the demon is a representation of a transformed Arcosian, something that was once a "person", but now is something twisted & unnatural, without a soul of its own.  It is the most intelligent, & therefore, the most dangerous.  The farmer is beguiled by it because he empathizes with the demon, even to the point of pity.  The emphasis on this being is that, in the story, it cannot be reformed or reasoned with - it is very nearly pure evil.  From Frieza's perspective, this is what he has become - a being of god-like power, something no living thing can defy & live.  He is revered & reviled at the same time, a living legendary creature, something to behold with awe & fear.  Ergo, in his own subconscious, he believes himself to be beyond redemption, the inevitability of his nature choosing his fate as a destroyer & conqueror.

You can read Savior of Demons here on DeviantArt:
Savior of Demons
Plus here on FF.net:

Savior of Demons
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I encourage you to subscribe to the story on FF.net if you want to get updates faster - I have to tinker with coding before I can launch chapters here.

Also, check out the TVTropes page!

Thank you for continuing to read!
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The Team:
Author: :iconryunoohi:
Editors: :iconsaucemonkey1: :iconamericanvigor: :iconbringerofdeathdbz:

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Zgredos87 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  New member
This story is brilliant, I love this show Frieza and his family from the other parties.
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Sinju-Stormbringer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! The latest chapter was absolutely fantastic, and I cannot help but greatly anticipate further ones to come. I know it takes you roughly a month or so to pump them out, but the greedy Beast in me can't help but wish they could come faster. Well done!
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RyunoOhi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the words of encouragement!  I wish I could write faster, but alas, real-world responsibilities take precedence. 
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Sinju-Stormbringer Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Darn those real-world responsibilities! If only we could just throw enough money at you to make those responsibilities less important...! ;O Of course, not all responsibilities can be fixed with money, and while I suspect your fanbase is larger than I could guess at, personally I could only donate a small amount if such a thing were to ever occur.
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RyunoOhi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...I wish my fans would throw money at me, too.  :iconimsorryplz:  As it is, I'm only really able to write like I do because I have a part-time job, but I desperately need a full-time one...
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Sinju-Stormbringer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe you should consider posting up a Donation link, or something of that nature with your next chapter? Assuming that sort of thing is allowed over on the other website! There's bound to be some people out there who'd be able and willing to throw a few bucks your way.
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RyunoOhi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wouldn't know how, & frankly, I'd be too embarrassed to try. v_vo  I'm not even brave enough to ask for fanart outright.
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Sinju-Stormbringer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What's that? You need fanart? I must spam DBM and tell all available artists...!
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RyunoOhi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY.
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RyuuAkamatsu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Two things.

1. Why does Frieza still have a mechanical arm? If it's a future thing though, don't comment. (Also it's totally bad ass and super cool looking)

2. American Vigor edited for you? Good to see you two are still working together!
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