The King of Bel is a title given to one with the Bel power accumulated through slaying the other competitors then proving themselves worthy to Babel, the King of Bel has power and command of all demons to do as the winner wills.
Bel is an Akkadian word for "Lord" or "Master". The "Bel" title became associated with the Babylonian patron god Marduk, first as "Bel Marduk", but eventually being commonly used by itself, "Bel". When Bel is found in Assyrian and Babylonian personal names or mentioned in inscriptions it can usually be taken as referring to Bel Marduk and no other god. After Bel gained prominence, other local gods called "Lord" were often identified totally or partially with Bel by various civilizations, even if they had little in common with the original Marduk. The Greek and Roman identified Bel with their chief deities, using the names "Zeus Belus" or "Jupiter Belus" when referencing Bel Marduk in Classic Greek and Latin texts.
Just before the battle with Belial, Loki explains the history of the war. In 2500 BC, a powerful demon named Bel ruled the world. However, Yehowah defeated Bel in 600 BC. Bel broke into pieces, and these pieces became the Bel demons. The Bel demons fought against each other to absorb Bel's fragments and recover his powers, attempting to become a new demon lord, the King of Bel.
A human called Abel, the first murder victim, had Bel's power within him too, and, after he was killed, his essence was eventually inherited by many humans. A human with Abel's essence who kills one of the Bel demons absorbs the power of Bel to himself, becoming another candidate to King of Bel.
Contenders for the King of Bel
It is worth noting that all contenders have Bel- or -bel as part of their name and all of them are given the unique race title "Bel" (ベル神, Beru Kami) in-game.
Other contenders for the King of Bel
These are the demons that have appeared on Belberith's body and are assumed to once be part of the war for the King of Bel.
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