Progenitors「原初の悪魔, Gensho no Akuma」also known as Primordials or Progenitor Daemons, are the oldest and extraordinarily powerful Daemons. According to Leon Cromwell, each of them is referred to by their signature colors, in place of an actual name.
However, each one appears to have a "substitute name" based on their color that doesn't count as their "Name" in the truest sense:
- Purple Progenitor Violet (Ultima)
- White Progenitor Blanc (Testarossa)
- Yellow Progenitor Jaune (Carrera)
- Black Progenitor Noir (Diablo)
- Green Progenitor Vert (Mizari)
- Blue Progenitor Bleu (Rhein (Hirari in Web Novel))
- Red Progenitor Rouge (Guy Crimson)
Black: Wears a full butler attire with white gloves. He has black hair with a strand of red in the front.
White: Has silver hair, snow-white skin, and red eyes. She is very beautiful.
Red: Has crimson red hair and is very beautiful.
According to Leon Cromwell, they are heretical and often troublesome because they fight using Technique and wits instead of Raw and Sheer Power like usual Daemons. They continue to jockey for power in all its forms in the hopes of becoming the Prime Demon.
The term first appeared in Extra: Black and a Mask, although the term Primordial was used in the side novel story The Lake Shore Dyed Scarlet Incident.
Guy Crimson's color was Red/Rouge. He was summoned as a demon by a weak-willed human to destroy an opposing country. He carried out the summons contract but also chose to destroy the country of the one who summoned him. He summoned two demons to rampage and destroy the country who were also members of the Progenitors, Green/Mizari and Blue/Hirari. Due to the numbers killed, he satisfied the requirements to become a True Demon Lord. He eventually became aware of the strongest being there was by the name of Veldanava. He challenged him and lost handily. Veldanava took a liking to him and gave him a purpose, to challenge mankind.
Black was summoned by a woman one of two members of Silver Wings, who begged him to do something to 'them'. "If you grant my wish, I don't care if you're a demon! You can have my soul! So, please... Make them... Make them..." Black agreed to her wish, and in exchange, devoured her emotions. Black then hunted down an Archdemon, supposedly fulfilling his contract.
Testarossa's color was White/Blanc. She was the demon of note in The Lake Shore Dyed Scarlet Incident. She possessed a young woman by the name of Blanche whom she befriended. Her kingdom had a pact with the demon to one day sacrifice the princess' body to the demon as a physical body as long as she kept them safe from other warring nations. This pact was cemented by the crimson eyes of every woman birth to the royal family.
At first the strength of Progenitor were similar with Archdemon since they no longer could Evolve and Increase their Magic Amount which led them to develop their own respective Technique and Skill which led the difference power between Normal, Named Archdemon and Progenitor in term of fighting skill despite having the same amount of Magic and being categorized as Archdemon.
Fire: The ability to summon fire.
Claws: Black can produce very long, sharp claws on either hand.
Speed: Black is extremely fast, even to the point where it seems he is teleporting.
- The nickname of each Progenitor is from the French language of their respective color.
- Progenitors were introduced with the Light Novel. This terminology didn't exist in the Web Novel version.