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By Wolfdragon89
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#16302658
I'm familiar with pretty much every boss in the series, but this one I find particularly creepy. He's humanoid, but he seems to be a twisted mockery thereof. His head scares the hell outta me- teeny tiny with nightcrawler lips, a bizarre bird nestled on his crown, and a tongue that's he uses to violate and kill you.
Brrrrrrrrr.....
By Anonymous
#16303378
So just so we're clear on the lore, the Adjudicator's Shield mentions that "eating of birds" is forbidden to become "Hero of the Storm." It also explains that this "Golden Crow" is the Adjudicator's "master," and that displeasing it prompts the Adjudicator to devour the person in question.

That much is offered by the game, but if I may speak subjectively, the fact that the Golden Crow is not THE Adjudicator, and that the two beings are connected so symbiotically that killing the Golden Crow kills the Adjudicator, suggests they are one and the same entity anyway. Perhaps this Golden Crow is the Adjudicator's consciousness (as Freke explains, souls are how beings observe the world around them, the loss of which results in the perception of a colorless fog blanketing the world), whereas the body of the Adjudicator is controlled solely by its gluttony, being a colossal stomach in and of itself. The Golden Crow is the last, fragile semblance of reason that holds it back from devouring all in its path It's also worth mentioning that the crow is apparently in soul form, like the Old Hero later on. This furthers the dichotomy between the Adjudicator's body and its soul.

Considering the Shadowmen's evident worship of the storm and sky, the Golden Crow and its judgement could have to do with the real world ritual of sky burial, in which corpses (or sometimes punished individuals) are laid out on a high scaffold or tethered to a wooden beam to be pecked at and devoured by carrion birds. Since the demons are formed from the spiritual speculations and superstitions of the living, it could be that the Golden Crow and the Storm King are each formed of the souls of those buried by air—or at least that is what the Shadowmen believed they were. This would also explain why the consumption of birds is forbidden: it would be the equivalent of devouring the souls of those who had been returned to the skies.

In that sense, to be swallowed by the Adjudicator was merely the preferable outcome to these Shadowmen. If they failed to please the Golden Crow, death was preferable to lingering on earth without purpose. The Old Hero exemplifies this concept, having been totally mummified, his soul remaining within his body beyond death, dutifully defending the shrine of the Storm King. (Curious, however, is his apparent lack of eyes, perhaps suggesting they were plucked by crows, or that maybe he wears the blindfold to prevent them from being plucked, turning his "search" to a place within. This would later become a recurring concept in Miyazaki's works.)

Of course, the demons had not presented themselves until King Allant had unleashed the Old One once again. To the Shadowmen, the Adjudicator, the Golden Crow, and the Storm King were all merely legends. Hence, the island is littered with skeletons, their flesh having been stripped from their frame by the swirling cloud of crows long before the Slayer of Demon's arrival. When the colorless fog swept across the world, draining the living of their souls and obscuring reality, the demons were given form at last, some out of fear, others out of veneration, and sometimes, perhaps they were born from the confusion of the two.
By Anonymous
#16317128
Ya I was mad bored lol. Writing is fun tho, u should try it
By Anonymous
#16321933
May I ask would you like to work on more lore theories? I really enjoy these reads and it has been really informative.
By Anonymous
#16343588
Sir this is a Wendy's
By Anonymous
#16456436
Cool story bro
By Anonymous
#16311119
Lmao someone put a summon sign down before the boss fog like no soul lvl 90 is gonna summon you to fight this fat bastard
By Anonymous
#16320979
Dude usually id disagree with comments like this but i literally waled in with soul ray as a sl 45 and **** him it made me feel bad for him honestly
By Anonymous
#16402940
@Anonymous20Mar2021 what the ####, why the ####
By Anonymous
#16334056
idk who he is but he look like CHEESE ha ha ha
By Anonymous
#16344043
I really like the redesign version, I always thought the original was a bit goofy like the **** around his lips looked more like jam or tubby custard than blood or viscera, good job bluepoint
By Wolfdragon89
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#16350886
Same with the Vanguard Demon. Definitely more grotesque and disturbing. Remijds me of a Mancubus from Doom.
By Anonymous
#16357582
It’s literally his pink flesh underneath the skin. The remake ruined the bosses design, all he is now is a saggy mess with no additional details. One of the worst redesigns in the game but some others are better than the original.
By Anonymous
#16362415
redesign is hot
By Anonymous
#16391940
average american
By Anonymous
#16393507
why the **** did they give this guy nipples in the remake
By Anonymous
#16484484
Because humanoids have nipples.
By Anonymous
#16672175
I wonder if he was originally meant to be fought in a wider area, like the space depicted on his shield. It's strange that the demon equivalent of St. Peter is just stuck in a random staircase
By Anonymous
#16748245
Believe it or not, it is actually possible to die to this boss if you're a complete moron like me.
By Anonymous
#16766396
Took me 10 minutes to figure this guy out, you're not alone.

Sorry, actually 11 minutes, 10 minutes running around, figuring if you can do plunging attack in DmS, wondering if I can make him cause a cave-in, trying every weapon in equipment, trying to ****ing parry his 20000 pound cleaver. One minute to type in "adjudicator demons souls" in google.
By Anonymous
#16796018
You can’t f***ing kill this boss with melee!! The morons at Bluepoint Games f***ed it up again!!
By Anonymous
#16799197
Yes you can and it is very, very easy....
By Anonymous
#16801677
You definitely can
By Anonymous
#16805194
You're a perfect example of a mentally challenged person who pins all his problems on the developers.
By Anonymous
#16820086
Weird take. This boss is really slow. If you're getting hit, you're doing something wrong.