The Three Wise Monkeys are demons that possess beings that preach the wisdom of "see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil". As such, anyone in close proximity to them is put into a mindset where they doggedly pursue the truth, speaking honestly of their own and other people's motivations.
Their influence can be nullified with the chant:
|“|| If you do not bow, (|
you need not see, hear, nor speak. (
Retake control of yourself, recover from your bow and attain virtue. (
Powers and Abilities
Truth Coercion: While they seem otherwise nonthreatening, the Three Wise Monkeys can cause people nearby to blurt out their secret desires and motivations. Not only could this leak of information be potentially devastating to the people involved, those affected can come to blows if their hidden desires happen to conflict.
- The Three Wise Monkeys are a popular pictorial maxim from Japan that has spread far and wide around the world, featuring three monkeys or apes, one each covering their ears, eyes, and mouth.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ao no Exorcist Manga: Volume 17, Illustrated Guide to Demons
- ↑ Ao no Exorcist Manga: Chapter 68, Pages 28-29