Sure, “Fiend” is not a direct equivalent because “Baby Eater” is far too specific. Fiend is more of an umbrella catch-all for half and quarter demon/devil mixes, plus assorted other miscellaneous Infernals.

Demons, even during their wardeathdoom phase, are sociologically hierarchical, and have a need to fight their way as high as they can. It’s a critical survival skill for them to assess their chances of taking on the next higher guy though. Now that demons are coming out of this live and die by tooth claw and giant-metal-vaguely-sword-shaped-thing era into a more civilized society, there’s still an urge to establish your place in whatever hierarchy is prevalent. Of course, this is being twisted into trendy consumer… uh, trends. Like instead of a girl wearing her boyfriend’s letterman jacket or his class ring, a lot of demon girls like being collared. Or the other way around. An Erinyes isn’t going to let herself be seen in a Draegloth’s collar, after all. (Unless the Draegloth is like some nerd who is really good at Cthonic Lore and she needs a tutor and he’s like “Okay, but you have to go on a date with me in my collar… yes, to a different layer of the Abyss where no one will know us. I don’t know, I was thinking the Layer of the Flayed? Yeah, it’s all skin. Like, the ground, the clouds, street lights, rivers. I don’t know how it works. I thought it would be interesting… really? Willikers, that’s great! Hmm? Oh, I don’t know if I can afford a collar that nice… No no! I’ll figure something out!” And Devil Roger Ebert gave the movie a thumbs up.)

Dabbler’s face looks just a little too excited in that last panel. I wasn’t quite sure what I was going for when I started drawing it, maybe like she was trying to bite back a smile, but then just went with the full sadistic grin. She obviously knew what Maxima’s reaction was likely to be.

Tamer: Enhancer 2 – Progress Update:

About 3/4 done with my editing pass. The more recently written chapters need a bit more editing as I haven’t already gone through them a dozen times when I was reading instead of writing.

October’s vote incentive is up! This is a redraw of a comic I did in 2011 I think, but never published. I had originally pictured the comic going through an establishment phase, and then taking occasional breaks from the storylines for little one-off moments like these. Which I guess I could still do. I just got wrapped up in the story telling and forgot.

So Dabbler and Sydney are up late one evening on night watch but Dabbler has just discovered Cinemax…

Nude version is up at Patreon, as is the original version of this page.

Double res version will be posted over at Patreon. Feel free to contribute as much as you like.