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"I would get rid of all diseases plaguing mankind, and replace them with worse ones. Ooh! and make Elfo die alone"


Lucille Lucifer Jr. DCLXVI, Son of Satan[2], better known as Luci is the deuteragonist in Disenchantment. He lives in Dreamland, is Princess Bean's "personal demon", and was the owner /bartender at Luci's Inferno. He was voiced by Eric Andre.

He ends the series as an ascended demon, living in Heaven.

History[]

Luci is a 9000 year old demon. He is the son of Satan and an unknown mother, but until the events of "Heads or Tails" he had no idea who his father was. He spent the first years of his life in Hell, torturing the souls sent there. He invented, among other things, the banjo and liver & onions as torture devices.[3] As a kid, he was a member of the Annoy Scouts, racking up a lot of badges.[4]

At the start of the series, Luci, was magically summoned to Maru by the Enchantress and Emperor Cloyd to act as their emissary. He was presented to Bean in the form of a wedding gift, and magically bound to her, becoming her personal demon.

As Bean's demon, Luci thus becomes one of her main companions along with Elfo. For the magority of season 1, Luci tries to corrupt Bean into doing bad things, but it slowly becomes clear he has a soft side for her. Big Jo makes an attempt to exorcise and kill him. However Bean saves him, proving she cares about Luci. A rivalry develops between Luci and Elfo, but when Elfo is shot and killed in "To Thine Own Elf Be True", Luci actually mourns him.

When Queen Dagmar is revived by Bean with the Eternity Pendant and reveals her true colors when she petrifies all of Dreamland, she also captures Luci in a bottle and takes him back to Maru as her prisoner. Bean finds him in the cellar of the Maru royal palace when she tries to escape Dagmar, and frees him. With Luci's help, Bean finds the stairway to Hell in the palace, and goes to Hell to get Elfo back. In Hell, Luci seemingly betrays his friends to impress Asmodium into promoting him to first Demon Level 2 and then even uber-demon level 4, but it is all an act since Luci just needed the powers that come with this promotion to help his friends escape Hell. As a punishment, Asmodium takes Luci's powers and immortality away. Luci hides this news from his friends.

After Dreamland is restored, Luci opens his own bar, Luci's Inferno, after winning it from the previous owner. While he now seems less obsessed with corrupting Bean, he is still a demon and still does the occasional bad thing, like swindling the Elves of Elf Alley out of their money with fake medical advice after they all get sick on Wash Day, or helping King Zøg develop gout.

In "Tiabeanie Falls", when Bean is accused of Witchcraft and sentenced to be burned at the stakes, Elfo and Luci are senteced to the same fate. While on the stakes, Luci finally admits the loss of his immortality, and that he will thus die along with his friends. However he, like Bean and Elfo, is saved when Queen Dagmar and the Trøgs bring them to Trøgtown. Together, they escape Dagmar and return to Dreamland.

In Season 2, part 1, when King Zøg begins to succumb to madness, he mistakes Luci for a cat and insists on Luci accompanying him everywhere. Luci eventually gets so sick of this he forces Scruffles to switch places with him. Along with Elfo, he tries to train more recruits for Dreamland's army in "Bad Moon Rising", but fails when all the recruits leave.

In "Bean Falls Down", after Elfo is captures by Ogres and Bean is abducted to Hell by Dagmar, he tries to save her, but gets his head stuck into the elevator door. As Bean tries to rescue him (and keep herself calm), she accidentally decapitates him, instantly killing him. His head remains with Bean while his body ends up in the Trøgs mines. Since Luci died trying to do something noble, his soul is send to Heaven, much to his dismay.

Following his death, the Trøgs reanimate Luci's decapitated corpse with their Sacred Goo, which gives the body wings and the ability to walk/fly on it's own. In Heaven, Luci's soul manages to escape by convincing God to give Jerry another chance at live, but secretly hitching a ride with Jerry's soul as the latter is returned to Earth. Back on Earth, Luci's soul rejoins his decapitated head. After Luci, Jerry and Bean all escape Hell and steal The Compensator, they run into Luci's body, which had joined a large flock of Demons. Head and body are reunited, fully restoring Luci.

In "Bean Falls Apart", after Bean has been tricked by her evil self to kill the latter in the dreamworld so she could take over Bean's body, leaving the real Bean trapped in the dreamworld, Luci manages to set Bean free since, as her personal demon, he too can enter dreams. Thanks to Luci freeing her, Bean was able to confront and decapitate Bad Bean.

After Dagmar and Satan take over Dreamland, Luci joins Elfo and Miri to keep the body and head of Bad Bean out of Dagmar's hands so Dagmar cannot revive her. When Satan interrogates Luci about the body, he reveals Luci is his son. Luci is thrilled to learn this, but stays loyal to his friends and does not give Satan the body. Alas, the attempts of his and his friends are ultimately futile as Dagmar reunites the body and head, restoring Bad Bean to live.

Luci then helps Miri organize a rebellion against Dagmar, and in "The Battle of Falling Water" joins the fight with Dagmars army outside the Crystal Cavern. In the fight, Bad Bean is killed, but so is Mora, Bean's lover. Her death leaves Bean unable to continue the fight. Luci, Miri and Elfo thus try to stop Dagmar on their own, but she is too strong for them after she gets her hands on Dreamland's magic, and kills Luci by throwing him into a lava pit.

Luci is again send to Heaven, and since he no longer has a body on Earth, his death is permanent now. When Jerry, who also died again due to Bad Bean, gets mad at God for not stopping the evil on Earth, Luci encourages Jerry to hit God with a brick. This act ends up destroying God's lightbulb head, killing him and plunging the whole universe into darkness. Luci is at first thrilled by this development; he tells all of Heaven about God's demise to send the Angels into despair, and plans to take over as the new God. However, he soon realizes the impending end of the universe does not give him the satisfaction he thought it would. When he and Jerry investigate God's throne and find a room full of spare lightbulbs, Luci is tempted to smash them all and continue his plan to replace God, but ultimately decides to do the right thing and revives God with a new Lightbulb. Out of gratitude for Luci's goodness, God allows Luci a single wish. Luci decides to use this wish to restore Mora to live, since he has come to love Bean and wants her to be happy.

Luci is last seen in Heaven, being given Angel wings by God, thus solidifying his status as an ascended demon. In Hell, Satan scratches Luci's name from the Book of the Dead, meaning Luci can never return to Hell.

Appearance[]

Luci looks similar to a shadow in that he is a flat, two dimensional creature. As such, he can always only be seen from either his right or his left, but never front or back. It was shown that he can cast a shadow of his own, which seems to mirror the direction he was facing.

Like many demons, he has a spearhead tail. However, when compared to the demons released in "The Princess of Darkness", which all have wings instead of limbs, Luci has arms and legs. Luci's figure has very little form or depth, and was accompanied with a large singular eye (that was shown), horns on his head, and fangs. His form often causes people to confuse him for a cat. While he, Bean, and Elfo are in Hell, Luci was temporarily changed into a Level 2 demon (bigger and with wings) and then into a Level 4 (even bigger and with larger wings).

Being a demon, Luci doesn't have a biological form. As such, there was no way of knowing whether his smoking, drinking, or drug-taking has any effect on his "health". Being an infernal creature, drugs may not harm him, although they clearly have an effect on him. Luci was immune to fire and was able to manipulate shadows at whim. His shadow abilities are shown in "Castle Party Massacre", when he makes out with a girl's shadow, but not the girl herself.

After dying in "Bean Falls Down" and having his body revived by the Trøgs with their Sacred Goo, he gains the ability to sprout wings whenever he wants to fly. However, due to having been decapitated, his head now tends to fall of his body.

After his final death and acceptance into heaven, God gave Luci angel wings and a halo.

Personality[]

Throughout the majority of the first season, Luci's nature was apparently of the traditional demon: he was pure evil and not capable of love or compassion, while acting as a puppet for Cloyd and Becky in their plot. Luci's role was to guide Bean towards her destiny, which he does by generally encouraging her towards mischief and leading her astray. His actions are usually subtle, sometimes seemingly trivial and often significantly advance the plot. It was unclear whether he knows precisely in what way to guide Bean, but it was clear that he expresses no personal agenda throughout Season 1.

In Season 2, more of Luci's character was shown, and it reveals that he truly cares about Bean and Elfo, despite his constant deprecation of them, especially Elfo. As said in Season 2, Episode 10, he gave up his dream job and immortality for them without a second thought. This shows his loyalty and empathy. Eventually, he does so many good things for his friends that he is allowed entrance to Heaven.

Agent of Chaos[]

Luci's behavior was chaotic, and seemingly random in places, yet in others, it was pivotal to moving things forward. Luci's actions vary from encouraging worse-than-normal behavior and actively disrupting events to being helpful in a crisis. Even though he was meant to steer Bean's destiny, he does so by influencing the actions of Zog and Elfo. For example:

  • Getting Bean drunk before her wedding in S01E01 results in her being free to pursue her own destiny, free from that which had been determined by Zog.
    • pivotal; without it, she would have married Guysbert and moved to Bentwood, and the story as we know it would not have occurred.
  • bizarrely; encouraging Bean to take the easy way out in S01E02, as well as hatching murder plans to kill Merkimer.
    • Luci's influence corrupts Elfo who encourages Merkimer to drink his (Elfo's) impure (half-elf) blood and thus turn into a pig.
    • Getting Bean intoxicated in S01E6 and soon afterward encouraging her to hang upside-down from a chandelier thus insulting the Dankmirians.
  • Leading Bean to a sleep-deprived day of snake root intoxication resulting in the desecration of the family crypt in S01E03.
    • He was Discovered to be the cause of her behavior and summarily exorcised.
  • Encouraging Bean to have a party in S01E04.
  • Helping Bean to track Elfo in S01E05.
  • Helping the Royal Delegation to flee from the Dankmirians by continuously bowing at them in S01E06.
  • After antagonizing Elfo about his made-up girlfriend, he helps him find an eye for her in S01E07.
    • Her eye happens to the crystal ball which becomes an important plot point later on.
  • Obtaining the Eternity Pendant in S01E08.
    • pivotal; plus he was the only one small enough to do so.
  • Snatching the Pendant from King Zog in S01E09.
    • pivotal; it allows Bean to unfreeze her mother, Queen Dagmar, and to begin to learn about her destiny, which was Luci's purpose.
  • Re-acquires the crystal ball from Tess and, after replacing it, Discovers the truth about Dagmar in S01E10.
    • Important for Zog (and by extension, the audience) to realize Dagmar's true nature - not so perfect after all - at least from his perspective.

It was implied that the mischief-making antics of demons act as a catalyst for destiny, which was why the Maruvians chose to use him for such purposes.

Loyalty[]

Despite his chaotic nature, Luci is shown to be a loyal friend to Bean, as seen when he comforts her in times of pain, fights beside her, and even saves her life on one occasion. Luci does seem to have a good side, though he refuses to ever give in to it. On one instance, he saves Bean from fire during an exorcism and feels genuinely sad during Elfo's funeral. In the episode Stairway to Hell, Luci and Bean travel to hell in order to try and find Elfo. When they arrive, Bean and Luci then travel to the Infernal Stronghold to find the Book of the Dead so they can pinpoint Elfo's location. While in the Stronghold, the pair are confronted by Asmodium, Lord of Darkness, who was also Luci's superior. Luci then exposes Bean as a human and tells Asmodium that he got "a dumb elf" to come down from heaven. Impressed, Asmodium promotes Luci to demon level two, which causes Luci to grow slightly bigger and earn his wings. Bean was dragged away appalled, realizing Luci's sinister plan all along. However, Luci later then breaks Bean and Elfo out of their bonds and attempts to fly them out of Hell. They are confronted by Asmodium again, and Luci drops Elfo and Bean to fall into a river of lava. Asmodium then promotes him to uber-demon level four, which causes Luci to grow larger. Luci then again betrays his boss and kicks Asmodium into a cliffside. Asmodium warns Luci Leave now and you'll lose your powers, your immortality, your parking space, everything!. Luci responds with It's a price I'm willing to pay! He then swoops down and catches Bean and Elfo, exiting through a volcano, Luci shrinking and losing his wings once they reach the surface. In the next episode The Very Thing, when the trio was rowing back to Dreamland, Elfo expresses indignation at the fact that Bean chose to save her mother over him. Luci, upset with the fact that Elfo was not appreciating their sacrifice, angrily exclaims "I gave up so much for you…" but then sulks and says ...I gave up a lot. Ending on a more somber note.

Intoxication[]

Luci frequently imbibes drugs. He was seen smoking (Twinkletown Gigglebud/Dreamland Ditchweed) and drinking (beer and wine), as well as partaking in Bliss in Love's Tender Rampage. His claim to be pretty high at the end of Castle Party Massacre and his hallucinations whilst on Bliss indicate that drugs have an effect on him.

Powers and abilities[]

Luci has several fire-related powers; he can set the tip of his tail on fire, and can spit fireballs if someone else is holding him and wielding him like a gun. In the comic "Bean There, Done That", he is shown throwing fireballs from his hands.

Since he is two-dimensional, Luci can easily slip through small cracks and passages.

The comic "Disenchantment: Untold Tales Vol. 1" reveals Luci's tail is basically a swiss army knife with multiple functions. The same comic also reveals he is multilingual, being able to speak the language of the Quelfolitos. In "Bean There, Done That", he reveals he can possess people.

Cultural References[]

  • Hellraiser reference

    The similarity of Luci's box and the Lament Configuration from Hellraiser.

    Hellraiser (1987): When Luci says Open the gates of...I mean, the ribbon., he was parodying the Lemarchand's Box in the classic horror movie by Clive Barker. (S01E01)
    • He stops himself from saying Open the gates of Hell!, which the box in Hellraiser was famous for doing.
    • The present box he was in looked similar to the Lament Configuration.
  • Paradise Lost: (1667): The title of the 2nd episode was a reference to "The Prince of Darkness", the name John Milton gave to Satan. Luci was a demon from the underworld.
  • The Exorcist (1973): Bean's possession by Luci and revolving head are references to this classic supernatural horror movie.[5]
  • Lucifer: the name given to the planet Venus when it was still the morning star (heralding the break of day) and linked, somewhat confusingly, to Satan in Christian, Jewish and Islamic theology. (Consult the wiki for more detail.)
  • How to Train Your Dragon franchise (2010-2019): While not a direct reference, the running joke of Luci being mistaken for a cat by others (more notably Zog) and at one point sleeps like a cat was similar to the cat-like behaviors of some of the dragon characters (particularly Toothless) in the franchise.
  • Number of the beast: The Roman numeral in Luci's name is 666, commonly known as the "Number of the Beast" in the Book of Revelation.

Trivia[]

  • He likes to ride people's back like horses.
  • He constantly gets kicked and thrown around.
  • Many think he is just a weird talking cat, Luci himself even shows off cat like tendencies.
  • Some girls find him attractive. They think he was ugly-sexy.
  • He once went on a date with Stacianne LeBlatt, which he ended up regretting.
  • Luci once said he wasn't comfortable in churches: although he had no physical reaction to it, perhaps being a demon alters just his state of mind.
  • Luci's sole purpose was to steer Bean towards the path of darkness. Once he has wrecked her wedding, meaning she doesn't relocate to Bentwood (which was where she would have ended up moving to) he had pretty much served this purpose. It wasn't until later on when he accidentally discovers the record-keeping nature of the crystal ball, that he becomes useful again.
  • Luci makes a cameo appearance in a version in Matt Groening's hit show The Simpsons, during the episode Treehouse of Horror XXIX.
  • He appears to be a good tracker as he was accurately able to deduce that Elfo ran into a tree, cried, stubbed his toe on a rock, stomped away and got his shoe stolen by a demented squirrel - the last being ironically based on the fact a demented squirrel stood nearby holding Elfo's shoe in mouth.
  • In part 4, Luci is revealed to be illiterate.
  • A running gag in the show is that Lucci is being called a cat and another is he gets kicked by anyone he annoys.
  • The name Luci was evocative of Lucifer, meaning light-bearer which was one of the name's associated with the Devil. Whilst an apparent contraction of Lucifer, the name Luci could derive from Lucius, which itself comes from the Latin lux meaning light. His name was ambiguous and paradoxical much like Satan's: it was perhaps a nod to his shadow-like visage, or his role in guiding Bean to her destiny.
    • In "Swamp and Circumstance", Elfo refers to Luci as "Lucille". This may mave been a small-minded way to undermine him due to jealousy of his easy friendship with Bean.
    • In "Goodbye Bean", it refers to the significance of Lucifer's name in bringing light back to the universe by reviving God. He thus accomplishes the reverse of the biblical Lucifer, who was an angel who fell for rebelling against God and was cast into hell.
  • Disenchantment: Untold Tales Vol. 1 has a page long list of all things that make him uncomfortable.

Quotes[]

"You know that little voice in your head that tells you to do the right thing? I'm the guy yelling over it. Yeah. I'm the guy that makes you feel good about doing bad things"
"Do it! Do it! Do it!"
"Some might say her cries for help were a cry for help, but I think she was just being an attention hog."
"You know, if there's one thing I've learned, it's when you're stuck in a cave with a psycho mom, the best thing to do is to play along."

“Queen Bean is Back from the dead, And orders you to spend your money at Luci’s pub!”


"Do it! Do-it-do-it-do-it!"

“I want to get rid of all the diseases plaguing mankind — and replace them with worse ones."

"I'm gonna drink flaming grog from a baby's skull!"

"Shut up! Silenzio! First up: not a ghost. Ghosts are losers that got murdered. I am a demon."

"Yeah! Work those scrawny nerd arms! Jiggle that demon back to Hell! Noice!"

"I saved your life, now I can go back to ruining it."

"Hey, I'm still naked! I'm naked all the time, and you just didn't know! And now you can never UN-know it!"

"I'm not a bad influence, I'm an enabler."


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