|A Pair of Wicked|
|Type of Creature||Wicked|
|Mode of Travel||By foot|
|Genders||Male and Female|
The Wicked are the most common remnants of Humanity left on Earth after the premature start of the Apocalypse. Re-animated by the demonic energy left in the wake of Hell's forces, they are essentially all that is left of the Third Kingdom.
The aftermath of the Apocalypse left Hell as the victor on Earth, and Humanity doomed. Approximately 100 years after the first battle of the Apocalypse, Humanity had been destroyed, the demons leaving dark energy in the wake of their conquest. This energy twisted and corrupted the inhabitants of Earth, animals and plant life as well. This darkness gave birth to the Wicked, twisted shadows of their former selves. Unlike the Undead hordes that are part of the armies of hell, the Wicked are seen by the demons as little more than a side effect of their conquest, and are often ignored or killed if one gets in a demon's way. Wicked only serve as fodder for the armies of Hell, with some being used as walking bombs at the most.
Wicked are classified by the holes in their heads and chest, where the demonic energy glows red, replacing where their heart should be. Most are mindless and stupid, serving the very bringers of their death, and will attack on sight. Despite this, Wicked are not a part of Hell's army, and are often ignored or killed if one should get in a demon's way. They are the first enemies War encounters, and can be found around the Ruined City laying on the floor as if they were still lifeless corpses. Some have been twisted and deformed into walking bombs, these Wicked are large and gluttonous, using whatever magic they were granted by the demons, such as fire, and explode instead of dying. They always appear in groups, unless it is an AoE Wicked, in which case it may appear by itself.
They are not to be confused with the Undead, who are dead spirits and bodies returned from death rather than husks filled with dark power. They are however apparently capable of showing some form of intellect as evidenced by Wicked K. The Bestiary classifies the larger, deformed Wickeds as an AoE Wicked, (Area of Effect) due to its ability to spit fire/poison/demonic energy in a cone-like area and because they explode when close to death, letting out whatever ability it had on the nearby area.