Does television and movies portrait the succubus and incubus in a fair trait? Does litterature portrait these beings according to the experience we have with these wonderful beings? Does comics of the succubus and the incubus portrait them “right”?
In fiction where myths and religions take place, there’s this fight with villains and heroes, “demons” and “angels” in a dogmatic style of “good vs evil” where the succubus and incubus is an ally of “Satan”. In the movie “The Entity“, the incubus is haunting a woman in the 1970’s, raping her in the most terrible way possible. That story is said to be based on “real events” and the rumour says she’s still haunted by that same “entity” to this day. In an episode of “The X-Files“, “Mulder” and “Scully’s” boss “Director Skinner” is haunted by a succubus he encountered during the Vietnam War. According to fiction, the succubus and incubus is “evil”, feeding on sex and fear and humans are the one to feed. But there’s one brilliant exception:
The tv-series “Lost Girl” is about a succubus named “Bo“, unawared about her own origin, killing several men when kissing them and this caused her on a constant run from state to state. When arriving to a new town, she finds out about her true origin as a succubus and also got to know about other beings with different powers. Mythical beings like “wolfshifters”, “fairies”, “ogres”, “mermaids”, “sirens” and “nymphs” divided in two fractions called “Light Fae” and “Dark Fae”, where the “light” is integrated in the human society as “regular good citizens”. The “Dark Fae” see the humans as a part of their “food chain” and is an enemy of the “Light Fae”. When the fractions of “Light” and “Dark” finds out about the succubus “Bo”, she have to choose which side she will be with. Her choice was no side at all, either “light” or “dark”. Mainly working for the “Light Fae” and sometimes for the “Dark”, she learns more about her succubus power, her origin and found a loving “weakness” for humans.
When watching “Lost Girl” I found some similarities with the character “Bo” and my two succubus wives. The similaraties is the love towards humans and how the character “Bo” use her powers. “Bo” have a power that “give and take life chi“, using her mouth. My first wife did the same to me in the beginning of our relationship, but more in a “give life chi”-manner, than taking it. There’s also many scenes where energies heals both during intimacy. The series shows these mythical beings as “humanoids”, probably to give the characters a more “human approach”, than the real spiritual beings most of them are based on. “Lost Girl” is a tv-show i really like, with fascinating characters and an interresting mythology. If you haven’t seen it yet, please do so.