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The Demon of Cruelty is a female demon that hardens the heart and corrodes the soul leaving her victims susceptible to all movement of evil. Hardening the heart causes the demon's victim to become cold, angry and infuriated, it also will possibly result in the person becoming violent and confrontational.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse[]

In 2000, Piper and Phoebe Halliwell mistakenly thought a demon they encountered creating violence in San Francisco was the Demon of Cruelty, until they continued reading an entry in the Book of Shadows and discovered Cruelty was a female, the demon they were looking for was a male, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Book of Shadows[]

The Halliwell's Book of Shadows contained a full page entry about Cruelty; however no illustration was included. The entry also stated how to banish the cruelty within the demon; this may hint that the Demon becomes mortal or good after purified of the cruelty.

Demon of Cruelty
The work of this demon
is particularly insidious,
this demon hardens the heart
and corrodes the soul,
leaving the soul vulnerable
to all manner of evil.

The demon of cruelty
is a vicious opponent
and she must be approached
with great caution.
She can be disarmed
only by one pure in heart.

That one must place
a garland containing
three pearls around
her neck then invoke
hope joy and love
to use the pearls to cleanse
the demon of her cruelty

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