Mazoku (魔族 literally meaning 魔(demon/devil) 族(race/tribe/group) ) is a species in Kyou Kara Maou that is born with unusual powers. They are closet what is known as "Demons" in English. The Mazoku in Kyou Kara Maou look completely human aside from their unusual beauty.
The Other WorldEdit
Mazoku in the other world are much older than they appear. It is said that are 5 times the age they look.
Half mazoku age differently, there is a chance they will age the same as humans or that they will grow in spurts or possibly even age like a mazoku. Many half mazoku children age like a normal human until around age 12 and then seem to stop aging for long periods of time.
Maryoku (magical ability) is an a trait mazoku have that allows them to use Majutsu (magic). Mazoku must make a pact with an elemental power in order to use Majutsu. The elements are earth, water, air, and fire. Most mazoku only make a pact with one element but there are a few, such as Günter, who make pacts with all of the elements. There is also healing Majutsu which seems to be innate and does not require a pact.
- In human territories where humans worship god the elements that obey them are few, so they are unable to use their powers.
- Should a Mazoku be exposed to Houseki, their bodies will become weak and they will not be able to use their magic.
- Main article: Shin Makoku#Government
Earth Mazoku are very similar to humans. Unlike the Mazoku in the other world they do not have exceptionally longer lives or magical powers. Earth mazoku have fairly normal human lives though some live well into their one hundreds.
In the anime there are exceptions to this rule though. In episode 42 Bob used magic to protect the Shibuya brothers and in one episode Wolfram (while possessed by Shinou) helps Shouri make a pact with the elements.