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|Profession||Captain (of the Skaa Rebellion), Preacher (of the Church of the Survivor), General (in the New Empire)|
|Groups||Kelsier's crew, Venture army, Seventeenth Shard|
|Featured In||Mistborn Era 1, The Stormlight Archive|
Appearance and Personality
Demoux is in his early twenties during the events leading up to the Catacendre. He is a youthful man with military decorum at first, growing into a grizzled, callused man after a stint leading Elend's army. He has light tan skin, and a distinctive scar across a balding scalp after he is wounded in battle against the koloss. Whether he is actually balding or the bald spot is the healed wound, is unclear due to the nature of his original injury.
Attributes and Abilities
Demoux is a atium Misting, although he is more of a leader than a warrior. He was a general in Elend's army and commanded it quite capably.
Demoux further has some method of slowing his age, which proves quite useful in his activities with the Seventeenth Shard.
The Skaa Rebellion
Demoux was loyal to Kelsier and a terrific leader. Among the first recruits of Kelsier's rebellion, Ham quickly promoted him to the rank of captain after Ham assumed leadership in light of Kelsier's absence. When Kelsier came to inspect the caves, it was Demoux who led him around. Immediately stepping forward to answer Kelsier's call for a man who would defend the honor of the rebellion, Demoux was singled out by Kelsier to fight the dissenter Bilg.
Before the fight, Hammond confided to Kelsier that while he was a trustworthy man, Demoux's fighting abilities were not great; Ham thought he was no match for Bilg in a fair fight. Assisted by Kelsier's Allomancy, which he used to Push and Pull on Demoux's weapon, Demoux won the fight, and Kelsier seized the moment to invigorate his troops by proclaiming that Demoux had the arcane arts the Lord Ruler possessed - arts that they all might possess. Though Kelsier attempted to use him to kill Bilg, Demoux resisted, and Kelsier soon changed his mind and allowed Bilg to live.
The Siege of Luthadel
Demoux is suspect to the investigation of an imposter conducted by Vin. Believing he is a kandra disguised as Demoux, she follows him through the streets of Luthadel when he sneaks out of Keep Venture. Demoux is revealed to be a preacher for the Church of the Survivor.
The New Empire
When he ventured into the mists for the first time, he was stricken down by them, becoming one of the mistfallen. The mistfallen were sorted into their own company due to the superstition and hatred directed towards them by the other soldiers, resulting in a brawl where a man named Bilg punched the general and was executed for it.
Demoux and his troops of mistfallen arrived at the Pits of Hathsin where the Terris survivors had settled. They restored order and lent organization to the Terris people, who had been flooded with refugees. Demoux and his soldiers maintained law and order and essentially took command, though he showed a respect for the Terris elders; he became romantically involved with Aslydin, the daughter of one of the elders, who fell in love with him for his honor and respectability.
When Elend arrived, he discovered that the mistfallen had not been stricken down by the mists for nothing - they had been Snapped, awakening the Allomantic powers of a Seer (an atium misting) in all of them, including Demoux. Demoux and his men then charged the incoming koloss forces with Elend, fighting with the power and determination of an army of Allomancers ablaze with atium. Although many Seers fell in the Battle of Hathsin, Demoux survived the Final Ascension.
Search for Hoid
Demoux was searching for Hoid in the Purelake region on Roshar in the company of Galladon and Baon. Ishikk referred to him as Thinker for his contemplative and reserved manner, and noted that he spoke the Selay language more poorly than his associates. When his companions began to argue, he noticed Ishikk listening in and directed the others to move their discussion to another language. Two years later, the group had given up on finding Hoid and left Roshar.
- Demoux was named for a personal friend of Brandon Sanderson's, Micah DeMoux, who also took the photographs of Brandon for the book jackets. Brandon promised him that the character would survive and get a girl.
- Shadows of Self release party
— Arcanum - 2015-10-05#
- The Final Empire chapter 21#
- The Well of Ascension chapter 41#
- The Hero of Ages chapter 8#
- The Hero of Ages chapter 36#
- The Way of Kings interlude I-1#
- The Hero of Ages chapter 17#
- The Final Empire chapter 25#
- The Well of Ascension chapter 36#
- The Hero of Ages chapter 47#
- The Hero of Ages Annotations
— Arcanum - 2010-05-25#
- The Hero of Ages chapter 81#
- The Hero of Ages Annotations
— Arcanum - 2010-06-15#
- West Jordan signing
— Arcanum - 2011-12-15#
- JordanCon 2021
— Arcanum - 2021-07-17#
- The Well of Ascension Annotations
— Arcanum - 2008-06-07#
- The Hero of Ages Annotations
— Arcanum - 2009-09-01#
|Mistborn Era 1|
The Final Empire · The Well of Ascension · The Hero of Ages
|Characters||Vin · Kelsier · Sazed · Elend Venture · Marsh · Spook · Breeze · Ham · Clubs · Dockson · Straff Venture · Zane · Ashweather Cett · Tindwyl · Allrianne Cett · TenSoon · Yomen · Quellion · The Lord Ruler · Alendi · Kwaan|
|Places||Final Empire · The Dominances · Luthadel · Kredik Shaw · Pits of Hathsin · Kandra Homeland · Urteau · Fadrex City · Tathingdwen|
|Ethnicities and Species||Skaa · Nobles · Terrismen · Inquisitors · Koloss · Kandra · Mistwraiths · Southern Scadrians|
|Organizations||Skaa rebellion · Steel Ministry · Keepers (the Synod) · Worldbringers|
|Mythology||The Deepness · Terris Prophecies · Well of Ascension|
|Era 1 books||Mistborn: The Final Empire · The Well of Ascension · The Hero of Ages |
(The Eleventh Metal · Mistborn: Secret History)
|Era 2 books||The Alloy of Law · Shadows of Self · The Bands of Mourning · The Lost Metal |
(Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania)
|Shards||Preservation · Ruin · Harmony|
|History||Classical Scadrial · Final Empire · Catacendre · Elendel · Southern Scadrian|
|Magic||Metallic Arts (Allomancy, Feruchemy, Hemalurgy) · Metalborn · Mistborn · Misting · Savant · Ferring · Twinborn · Compounding · Atium · Lerasium · Ettmetal|
|Other Media||Mistborn Adventure Game · Mistborn: Birthright · Mistborn film · Mistborn: House War|
|Shards||Ambition · Autonomy · Cultivation · Devotion · Dominion · Endowment · Harmony · Honor · Invention · Mercy · Odium · Preservation · Ruin · Valor · Whimsy · Survival Shard|
|Planets||Ashyn · Braize · First of the Sun · Nalthis · Obrodai · Roshar · Scadrial · Sel · Taldain · Threnody · Vax · Yolen|
|Terms||Adonalsium · Sliver · Splinter · Realmatic Theory · Investiture · Connection · Identity · Fortune · Intention · Initiation · Perpendicularity · Worldhopper · Spiritweb · Resonance · Axon|
|Other||Hoid · Khriss · Seventeenth Shard · Ire · Shattering · Letters · Silverlight|