This article is an extended version of a comment I made to a fan pick question on the same topic that I posted some time ago on the Inuyasha spot. My views on human-demon love affairs, here it goes. Human-Demon affairs what does it mean to me, I’ll tell you I HATE IT, yes, yes, yes, I am much to strait laced with this, but I can't help that it's what I feel. Human-demon relationships make me angry, I mean its complex, but where's the morality? By Morality I mean how can two people from completely different worlds truly belong together? Like the Inu no Taisho for instance (Inuyasha’s and Sesshomaru’s father from the anime Inuyasha)is supposed to be a Great Demon who is praised and honored by other demons, how can he be a demon who is truly honorable in the Demon World if he spends his time concerning himself over the welfare of Humans? Don't most demons usually eat humans or at least hate them? In this case would that sooner make him their enemy, should he turn against his own people and or even his own family in order to protect a mere human? I believe that Demons hold their own brand of morality that’s truly theirs, and they have a right to it! Demon perspective isn’t necessary going to match up with human perspective. Demons may see killing humans as a sign of greatness and virtue in the demon world, like the man who kills the *evil demon* is the hero of the village, for demon’s it’s kill the right human, and it doesn’t necessarily make them evil either, because humans aren’t the only creatures that uphold value in our existence, we only think we are, Demons have their right of place in the world to.
It betrays demon integrity, demon dignity and honor; especially should the demon lover turn out to value a human’s existence over his own kind. The only right way is the correct way to stick with your own kind. (How can cross breeding between species that live worlds apart be a viewed as a good thing?) More over should the human convince the demon that only her view (human views) are the only correct view and all other ways are Wrong, therefore turning his whole head around leading him astray from his rightful place in the world where he would otherwise belong, wouldn’t that make her a satan to demons?
Also I think that love affairs between humans and demons can only amount to tragedy. I mean how cruel is it when a demon, a living semi or partial-immortal being who will most likely live on for centuries, falls head over heels in love with a human, a living mortal being, she lives for about 50 years, they have some good times, generate some fond memories, then she grows old and dies. Well I suppose it’s safe to say she had a good life with the demon-man she loved, and possibly got the chance to die in his arms, but what about him. Humans fall in love, marry and grow old together and this is correct because as mortals they will both die soon enough, a Demon won’t. He’ll live. Yes, I find it a most romantic vision of a heartbroken demon, who fell in love only to watch helplessly as she aged, her beauty faded turned old, fell ill then expired all while things were still just getting warmed up for him. All he’ll end up with is a tombstone and a head full of memories he probably would have been better off without. Would he be able to forget about her and move on, or will he be dragging his feet over some miserable depression that could last for centuries and lose his spirit because she’s GONE! She died and there was NOTHING he could have done about it, no matter how great a hero he was.
This is why I disapprove of Human and Demon love affairs. No to HumanxDemon! (to be continued)