What Would Your “His Dark Materials” Daemon Be?

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By: Ian Fortey

5 Min Quiz

Image: BBC One/HBO

About This Quiz

One of the coolest parts of HBO's "His Dark Materials" is being able to see all of those daemons come to life on screen — they're animal representations of each character's soul, companions that can speak and give advice to their human partners. It's a very cool and unique idea. The best part, though, is just seeing each new creature as more characters come into play. How did Asriel get a terrifying, yet cool and sleek snow leopard, while his wife, Mrs.Coulter, ended up with that super creepy and mischievous monkey? What form will Lyra's Pantalaimon take when he finally settles? And why the heck do some men have female daemons, and some women have ones that are male? 

Hopefully, the show will answer those questions in the long run if the books didn't already, but that's a concern for another time. What the show — nor the books they're based on — can't answer is: What daemon would you have if you lived in that world? If your soul was outside of your body as a beastly little friend running along at your side, would it be a pine marten? A hawk? A hamster? A scorpion? Grab your alethiometer and take the quiz to find out!

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