Four Demonly Kings is a PPC spin-off written by KnShirayuki and is also the name for the group of four agents featured in it. The spin-off can be found on Blogspot, with mirror Wix and Dreamwidth versions.
Kaguya signs up for the PPC in hopes of dealing with badfic-induced craziness, with his loyal maid/housemate/fangirl Momoka tagging along. Together, they work as a pair of agents of the Video Games Division of DMS and eventually recruit Urato and Inasuke, with whom they form an unofficial agent quartet.
- Kaguya Hazama – RC 381, DMS - Video Games Division. Pretty-boy botchan with badfic-induced Jekyll-and-Hydism.
- Momoka Shigisawa – RC 381, DMS - Video Games Division. Die-hard loyal housemate and assistant to Kaguya, has a healthy interest in hot guys.
- Urato Tomiyama - RC 🤘, DF. Recruit from a particularly nasty Touken Ranbu badfic, Kansai-accented manly-man.
- Inasuke Akagashi – RC 🤘, DF. Recruit from a particularly nasty Touken Ranbu badfic, fan of cute and pretty Western things.
For a spin-off listing without summary, go here.
This article contains one or more spoilers. This is a potentially bad thing. Be careful reading on if you are not well-versed in the continuum or not caught up!
|Interlude (prelude)||RC 381's Not-So-Humble Beginnings||None||Late 2021 (part 2)||Oct 2021|
|Part 1: Momoka, who was orphaned at 15, was taken in by the wealthy Hazama family, where she spent the next 3 years being a maid out of gratitude and harboring a crush on handsome Kaguya.
Part 2: Kaguya and Momoka are now in PPC HQ and have been assigned an RC. The former reveals to the latter he has a kind of badfic-induced craziness that causes him to lose control over his body every time he reads badfics, thus he's signed up for the PPC to deal with it. Momoka, while being unwittingly inducted, decides to stay and become Kaguya's partner.
|Mission||Of Reader-Inserts and Space Travel||Touken Ranbu||Late 2021||Oct 2021|
|RC 381's first mission into a bad you-fic with too many superfluous spaces and abuse of image insert feature. Momoka's first time seeing Kaguya's "angry mode" in action.|
|Mission||Of Misandry and Falling Dividers||Touken Ranbu||Late 2021||Oct 2021|
|RC 381 take on a rather annoying Sue that turns all touken danshi into hormonal lust-puppets who've never seen a woman. Marks first appearance of TouRabu-verse minis.|
|Interlude||Like a Giant Doll||None||Late 2021 (part 1)||Oct 2021|
|Part 1: Kaguya applies makeup while Momoka watches.
Part 2: Kaguya was born to a family that runs a successful upscale hotel chain where he helped out at as a certified tea ceremonist.
|Mission||Of Trans-Dimensional Snatching and Poorly Done Metafiction||Onmyōji||Late 2021||Nov 2021|
|RC 381 take on a Sue that does a very poor job at metafictional humor and drags Ichimokuren into her world for a flimsy reason, and an OC is rescued. Marks first apoearance of Onmyōji-verse minis.|
|Interlude||Hotel Hell||None||Unclear/backstory||Nov 2021 (post 1)
Feb 2022 (post 2)
|Post 1: 17-year-old Kaguya was being accosted by a group of unruly customers at his family's hotel before his father Takeo intervened.
Post 2: When Momoka's father was alive, he often complained that she played too much games.
|Mission||Of Jumbled Storytelling Orders and Historical Aberrations||Touken Ranbu||Dec 2021||Nov 2021 - Feb 2022|
|Part 1: Momoka is afraid that Kaguya's "angry mode" will cause him to be lost in a fic. They then start a mission where Kaguya indeed ends up lost and is seemingly replaced by a mysterious stranger named Kōga Ishitani.
Part 2: Momoka and Ishitani carry on with the mission, and the Sue continues to be especially bad: an unrepentantly abusive and tyrannical leader as well as a temporally impossible relative of a (real-world) historical figure.
|Mission||Of Appearance Updates and an Abundance of Minis||Onmyōji||Jan 2022||Mar 2022|
|Kaguya has been changed fundamentally by the previous mission: SPOILER, highlight to view: his hair has suddenly grown longer, and his "angry mode" behaves differently from here on.|
|Interlude||Matryoshka Madhouse||None||Jan 2022||Mar 2022|
|Urato and Inasuke adjust to PPC life as they're assigned an RC nested inside RC 381.|
|Interlude||Four Demonly Kings||None||Jan 2022||Mar 2022|
|Part 1: Urato is homosexual and is attracted to Kaguya despite not getting along with him.
Part 2: Inasuke doesn't like Kaguya, whom he perceives as enslaving Momoka.
|Mission||Of Pastel Colours and Ridiculously Cute Critters||Pusheen the Cat||Early 2022||Mar 2022|
|Urato and Inasuke have their first mission in a continuum least expected to have badfics. Marks first appearance of Pusheen and Neko Atsume minis.|
|Mission||Of Misgendering and Character Possession
Of Desserts and Dragon Sickness
|Touken Ranbu (post 1)
Strawberry Shortcake (2003) (post 2)
|Early 2022||Mar 2022 (post 1)
Apr 2022 (post 2)
|Post 1: Momoka thinks she has become useless after the changes that have happened to Kaguya.|
|Mission||Of Arch-Enemies and an OOC Demon King||Onmyōji (post 1)
Touken Ranbu (post 2)
|Early 2022||Mar 2022 (post 1)
Apr 2022 (post 2)
|Kaguya is stuck in RC 🤘 and reluctantly missions with arch-enemy Urato, while Inasuke is stuck in RC 381 and missions with Momoka.|
|Interlude||The Wonderful Woe of Being an Online Gamer||None||Apr 2022||Apr 2022|
|The Four Demonly Kings have been stuck together in RC 🤘 for days. Three of them discuss a strange development in one of their games.|
|Interlude||In the Hall of the Lipstick Prince||None||Unclear/backstory||Apr 2022|
|Snippets from when Kaguya and Momoka were in high school.|
|Mission||Of Ballet Slippers, Orchestras and Hideously Long Paragraphs||The Nutcracker||Apr 2022||Apr 2022|
|The Four Demonly Kings' first mission together, taken while they're still stuck. As the fic is based on a ballet, its Word World stages the mission like a ballet, much to the agents' dismay. Marks first appearance of Nutcracker minis.|
|Mission||Of Gourmet and Boredom||Shíwùyǔ / The Tale of Food||Mid-2022||May 2022|
|Momoka is bored by the cookie-cutter Suefic missions she and Kaguya are constantly getting.|
|Mission||Of Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust||Disney Fairies / Tinker Bell||Mid-2022||May - Jun 2022|
|Part 1: Urato and Inasuke take on an annoyingly wangsty Sue in the Tinker Bell fandom, but things turns out to not be as simple as they seem. Marks first appearance of mini-sprinting thistles.
Part 2: SPOILER, highlight to view: They run into Momoka, who's missioning another fic. Turns out, RC 🤘's fic has "merged" with another Suefic which Kaguya and Momoka are missioning.
|Mission||Of Canon-Copying and Human Snowboards||Gintama||Mid-2022||Jun 2022|
|The Four Demonly Kings mission a boring Gintama Suefic that liberally copies from the manga/anime SPOILER, highlight to view: with Kaguya still unconscious from the previous mission. Marks first appearance of mini-Justaways.|
|Interlude||Danses des Bonbons et Chansons des Pâtisseries||None (heavily referencing Dessert Shop ROSE)||Mid-2022||Jul 2022|
|Momoka hosts a party full of Kaguya's favorite desserts SPOILER, highlight to view: in order to break him out of catatonic state.|
|Mission||Of Boys' Days Out and Implausible Divine Parentage
Of Girls' Days Out and Ludicrous Gary Stus
|Disney Twisted Wonderland||Mid-2022||Jul 2022|
|Post 1.1: Kaguya, Urato and Inasuke take on two God-mode Sues. Momoka's absence proves to be a problem, as only she can understand Kaguya's "angry mode" speech. Luckily, the group meets a background character capable of the same thing. Marks first appearance of mini-Overblots.
Post 1.2: The group accidentally comes in direct confrontation with the Sues despite being unprepared. The stranger, Fáelán Portavius, reveals that SPOILER, highlight to view: the agents have alternate universe counterparts in this continuum.
|Interlude, AU||Through a Mirror, Not Quite Darkly||Disney Twisted Wonderland||In-universe time||Aug 2022|
|SPOILER, highlight to view: The alts of the Four Demonly Kings resume school life after the mission.|
|Mission||Of Extra Dorms and a Sense of Belonging||Disney Twisted Wonderland||Mid-2022||Aug 2022|
|After the previous mission, Inasuke has decided to get into the continuum in order to feel like he belongs in his group of friends.|
Additions to continuity
- Mini types for the following continua:
- Touken Ranbu: mini-Revisionists
- Onmyōji (2016 mobile game): mini-daruma
- Pusheen the Cat: mini-These Things (singular mini-This Thing)
- Neko Atsume: mini-Ritzy Bitz
- Strawberry Shortcake (2003): mini-Gold Sand Dollars
- The Nutcracker: Mice of Misspelling
- Disney Fairies | Tinker Bell: mini-sprinting thistles
- Gintama: mini-Justaways
- Twisted Wonderland: mini-Overblots
- The name "Four Demonly Kings" (四夜叉王 Shiyashaō) is a reference to the Four Heavenly Kings (四天王 Shitennō) and the Four Yakṣas (四夜叉 Yon'yasha) in Buddhist mythology, as well as the fact the four agents are surnamed after characters from the novel The Golden Demon (金色夜叉 Konjiki Yasha).
- The agents have their last names taken from the novel The Golden Demon by Meiji author Kōyō Ozaki, while their first names reference characters from Japanese folklore.