The Demon is the main antagonist of the Paranormal Activity film series. The demon haunts the families of two sisters, Katie and Kristi. The Demon is then revealed to be called Toby (though he may have just said it, to not be recognized).
The demon's appearance is a blackened figure with long hair. The demon can be seen in the trailer after Katie and Kristi perform Bloody Mary, in Paranormal Activity 3 on several occasions:
- Dust falls on the demon during an earthquake, the demon moves and the dust falls to the ground.
- Under a white bedsheet which is thought to be either Katie or Kristi but is revealed not to be when the sheet collapses revealing no-one beneath.
- Behind Dennis whilst at Katie and Krisit's grandmothers house, the demon is in the background for a few seconds and then dissappears when Dennis picks up the camera.
- Present as a shadow on a window, Dennis goes into the room from which the shadow is being cast and finds nothing there.
The demon also possesses Kristi and Katie's grandmother, Katie as an adult and as a child, and Kristi as an adult and as a child.
In Paranormal Activity 4, some instances can show the demon as an invisible child figure, though some blackened figures are also been seen.
He is also seen in the 'What Really Happened' trailer, behind the unknown girl. She appears to not notice it, but it seems like the unknown male on the video chat sees him and tries to warn her before the door slams.