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Druthulidi, sometimes collectively called Demons, is a name devised by the Ancient Hylians for a race of powerful and destructive godlike beings that originated on other worlds.

Etymology

Druthulidi is likely derived from the Ancient Hylian words druthu (not of, unlike, different) and Lidi (Goddesses). The name likely means not of the Goddesses or those not made by the Goddesses in reference to the fact that the Druthulidi existed prior to the creation of Hyrule. The word is coined by Vaati and is later used by Hylia.

Characteristics

Druthulidi appearances vary, however there are some common traits they all share. All Druthulidi have chaotically positioned tentacles on their bodies and are generally black, dark violet, or dark blue in coloration. Their eyes are almost always red with yellow and green pupils, though the shape of their pupils tend to vary. All Druthulidi are physically genderless as the races of Hyrule understand, though many adopt genders or are assigned genders by their followers. Their appearance greatly betrays their true nature, a mistake made by the First Sages, who attempted to control the Druthulidi as weapons.

Powers and Abilities

The abilities of Druthulidi vary between individuals. Common powers that are shared amongst them are the ability to change size and form, as well as possessing other people through infection, physical force, or remotely through overpowering will. All Druthulidi are capable of breaking themselves down into smaller organisms and entities. Some Druthulidi like Majora are able to create entire armies via this method, while others like Vaati prefer to exist almost entirely in a disconnected state. The Druthulidi Iemanis created the entire race of Gohma by giving the entities he made some level of autonomy, allowing them to continue after he was destroyed. Druthulidi also have the ability to travel between worlds and planets, with certain beings like Demise being able to transport others alongside himself.

History

Very little is known about the Druthulidi's history prior to their arrival to Hyrule, it known that however that they attacked numerous other worlds across the cosmos including the Realm of Twilight.

Early in Hyrule's history, the First Sages, except Sulkaris, summoned the Druthulidi to the world to wage war against each other. The Druthulidi initially allied with the First Sages against Sulkaris, but proved uncontrollable and turned on the First Sages, forcing them to resort to the aid of Majora, an even darker power. With Majora's help, the Druthulidi were defeated and driven into hiding.

In the aftermath of the war the First Sage Demoko fabricates a lie that it was in fact Majora who brought the other Druthulidi to Hyrule, in revenge for being sealed away in Termina. This lie was spread and believed by the people of Hyrule for millenia, until Sulkaris reveals the truth to the rest of Hyrule.

Notable Druthulidi

Druthulidi spawn

Druthulidi spawn are monsters spawned, voluntarily or not, by the Druthulidi. Druthulidi spawn are still powerful and also serve as avatars and extensions of their progenitor's will, allowing the Druthulidi to essentially escape death should their main body be destroyed.

Spawn of Iemanis

Spawn of Vaati

Spawn of Dethl

Spawn of Bellum

Spawn of Majora

Trivia

The Anouki deity Kholdstare share many characteristics with the Druthulidi, though it is native to Hyrule and was born long after its creation instead of originating from other planets.