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The Addiction Demon is a mysterious creature who haunts the Hotel Cortez. It is a character in Hotel portrayed by Alexander Ward.

Background

The Addiction Demon is a strange figure that appears randomly at the hotel. According to James March, it was brought into existence by Sally and various other drug addicts that patronized the hotel and used it to shoot up drugs. It was further revealed that the demon needs to feed on various victims in order to survive.

Personality and Appearance

The demon is sexually violent and aggressive. It doesn't have eyes or a mouth. Its skin is pale white and greasy, as if it is made of wax. It has a strapped on conical drill-bit dildo that it uses to assault its victims. 

Story

The Addiction Demon first appears in Room 64 after Gabriel takes drugs. At first, it appears to him from the shadows as a blurry vision that he assumes is a result of his high, but it quickly becomes apparent that this is not the case. As the demon gets closer to him, reaching out its bony fingers, Gabriel is disturbed and attempts to leave, only for it to appear in front of him and violently throw him against the mattress, pulling his pants down and raping him with its metal cone dildo. Sally slowly enters the room while Gabriel is screaming. She sits on a chair next to the bed and tells Gabriel to say "I love you, Sally" if he wants the demon to go away. After saying it, the Addiction Demon stops and disappears[1], causing Gabriel's eyes to dilate and body to remain motionless.

After a long day at work, John Lowe comes back to the hotel and tries to sleep on his bed. However, the alarm clock turns on and starts playing jazz music, shortly after followed by the TV, which turns on by itself and emits nothing but white static. After turning the alarm clock off, he attempts to go back to sleep, only to open his eyes and see the demon watching over him, its long fingers twisting and body hemorrhaging as its metal cone dildo whirls above his head[2]. John jumps from the mattress, scared of the sight, but sees that nothing is there.

Claudia arrives at her room while talking on the phone with a friend. After hanging up, she goes to the bathroom to wash her face before going to bed, dressed in her nightgown. While there, she hears strange, gurgling-ike noises and witnesses the demon watching her from the reflection of the mirror, which causes her to drop her back against the wall and drop to the floor in fear. While Sally tries to seduce John in the elevator in order to prevent him from trying to arrest her, she massages his penis, during which the blurry demon can be seen surrounding them while the lights go on and off[3].

While John is having sex with Sally in the bathroom of his room, the demon appears for a moment in the mirror reflection and disappears before John has the chance to notice it[4].

While James March argues with Sally for not trying to save John Lowe during his attempt to hang himself, the demon appears all around them at different intervals, causing the hallway lights to flicker [5].

The demon appears around Sally after she tries to kill John with a knife after being rebuffed by him.

The demon was at one point used (or unleashed) by March to punish Sally for disobeying him.

Quotes

  • James March (to Sally): "This demon that you and your kind have conjured with your diseased acts must feed. If not on others, then on you, dear Sally."

Trivia

  • The Addiction Demon (or something bearing resemblance to it) appears in the Hotel teaser "Do Not Disturb". 

Gallery

References

  1. Episode: Checking In
  2. Episode: Chutes and Ladders
  3. Episode: Mommy
  4. Episode: Room Service
  5. Episode: The Ten Commandments Killer

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