Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==Characteristics== [[Image:Crossroads.jpg|250px|left|thumb|The Crossroad demons' eyes are red]] Generally, red-eyed demons are stationed as crossroad demons, as they have the ability to teleport. Named as they create their pacts at a crossroads, they are [[Hell]]'s deal-making demons. They answer to the [[King of the Crossroads]]; previously, this was [[Crowley]]. After Crowley's ascension to [[Ruler of Hell|King of Hell]], [[Barthamus]] became the King of the Crossroads for the next several years until his own death in 2017. While the deals are typically beneficial to [[humans]], the benefits are almost always temporary as the deals are usually made at the price of the person's soul. Crossroad Demons are master manipulators and love to play with people's emotions, particularly negative emotions such as greed, guilt, and fear. All Crossroads Demons sign their contracts with a kiss. A Crossroad Demon can be summoned by digging a hole in the dead center of a [[Crossroad|set of crossroads]] and burying a box containing a picture of the mortal wishing to make the deal, some graveyard dirt, and a bone from a black cat. The demon most often featured in the series prefers to possess the bodies of strikingly attractive brunette women who appeal to the men making the deals. Exceptions to this include the one shown in the body of an adolescent teenage girl making a deal with a 14-year old [[Bela Talbot]] and three shown as men - the most significant of which is Crowley. While their true form is black smoke like other demons, Crowley's was red. Some Crossroad Demons have shown the ability to modify the deals they have made for their own purposes. For example, both [[Duke]] and [[Barthamus]] have used their deals with [[Gunner Lawless]] and [[Alice (The Scorpion and The Frog)|Alice]] respectively to force them to work for the demon in question in exchange for keeping the [[hellhounds]] from dragging their [[soul]]s to Hell. In the case of Duke, killing him broke the deal and resulted in Gunner being immediately dragged to Hell. In Alice's case, killing Barthamus broke her deal completely with no sign of the hellhounds ever coming after her. Sometimes Crossroad Demons are shown to hold power over their contracts. [[Dean's Crossroad Demon]] possessed the authority to break [[Evan Hudson]]'s deal, but later could not break [[Dean Winchester]]'s as [[Lilith]] held all the contracts at that time. After capturing the rogue Crossroad Demon [[Guy]], the Winchesters appeared to believe they could force him to break all of the deals he had made but were interrupted by [[Crowley]] who took care of it instead. [[Duke]] held control over Gunner's contract and his death immediately broke Duke's hold on the hellhounds that were meant to come for Gunner. [[Luther Shrike]] was able to use Barthamus' [[Humans|human]] [[Barthamus' bones|bones]] as leverage to force Barthamus to "renegotiate" his deal and [[resurrection|resurrect Luther]] after he had been dragged to [[Hell]]. The recipient of a deal suffering an accident is a technicality that allows a Crossroad Demon to collect their soul early as long as the demon did not personally kill the person. However, this is considered bad practice by Crowley and was forbidden under his rule. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Supernatural Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://supernatural.fandom.com/wiki/Crossroad_Demon"