Grazz'zt is one of the most iconic Demon Princes from Dungeons & Dragons. Having appeared in every single edition, he is amongst the most powerful of the Demon Princes, and one of the few legitimate contenders for the throne of Demogorgon.
Graz'zt appears as a towering, surprisingly handsome human male with ebony-black skin, tiny horns on his head, yellow eyes, six fingers on each hand, and goat-like legs. He is known for his incredible lust, having a vast harem of humanoids and monsters - including, but not limited to, succubi, harpies, mariliths, and lamias, and being father of an enormous and sprawling family tree of cambions and tieflings.
His most infamous relationship is with the Witch-Queen Iggwilv, which editions have ultimately admitted is a case of both being genuinely in love with each other, but too fucked up to admit it or show it in any way that's healthy. Through her, he is the father of Iuz.
Graz'zt is also known for being the most patient, cunning and subtle of all Demon Princes - in fact, many would argue that he acts more like an Archdevil than a Demon Prince. 4e actually took this to the logical conclusion and stated that's exactly what he is, asserting that he used to be a Duke of Baator who was sent to wage war on the Abyss, but who betrayed Asmodeus by deciding he'd rather carve out a kingdom of his own than keep working for somebody else.
This Demon Prince's domain actually spans three distinct planar layers, the most of any of them, with his capital city of Zelatar capable of existing on all three layers simultaneously. In an example of his sheer cunning, Zelatar is considered one of the safest (although still dangerous to the unprepared) and most civilized spots in all the Abyss, which makes it incredibly popular for those wanting to deal in all the illegal goodies one can only hope to find in the Abyss.
He has a massive, iconic greatsword, the Wave of Sorrow, which he wields one-handed like a boss. It deals acid damage. He also has a pile of spells to rely on.
Something not a lot of people know is that Graz'zt is actually based on Satan - specifically, on stories from the British witch trials, where witches would often claim to copulate with Satan (or at least one of his demons) in the guise of a handsome black-skinned man.
|The Demon Princes of Dungeons & Dragons|
|Tanar'ri:|| Baphomet - Demogorgon - Doresain - Fraz-Urb'luu - Graz'zt |
Juiblex - Kostchtchie - Lolth - Malcanthet - Miska the Wolf-Spider
Orcus - Sess'innek - Shaktari - Yeenoghu - Zuggtmoy
|Obyrith:||Dagon - Obox-ob - Pale Night - Pazuzu - The Queen of Chaos|