Succubi, at least in my eyes, are more than simply beings of sexuality, passion, and seduction. When I find characters that are described as being Succubi, but then be something more than that, it brings up all sorts of thoughts about what they are like, what they see in themselves, and, most importantly, what made them decide to do something… more.
This art is called Succubus Mage and is by an artist on DeviantArt called Darantha. You can find the original page on DeviantArt where I found this art here and this artist’s site on DeviantArt can be found here.
The thing that I particularly like in this art is that she doesn’t look stereotypically evil in any way. That’s important to me and I think in being so that adds a lot to her character. She’s not flaunting what she is as well. She could have been wearing very little, looked more sexy and so on, but really that’s not what maters most to her.
What matters, at least as I see things, is that she is more. She is a mage, a magic user, and in that comes the realization that she need not be what others expect her to be.
That sounds, in so many ways, so very familiar…