NOTE | The instructions for removing a sucker demon from your skin are limited to those that are sticking straight up from its surface—not ones that have crawled below the surface, or ones that may be intertangled with body parts inside your ears, nose, mouth or other orifice. The sucker demons that these instructions pertain to or usually 3 inches or less in length, and a #2 pencil's lead at the base in circumference. They generally succumb to gravity if larger than that, like those attached to my back in a now-stolen video made last year, which were 2 feet or more in length, with the circumference of a silver-dollar at the base; otherwise, they usually follow the line of a hair on your body.Typically, to remove a sucker demon from my skin body, my sheets, or even my clothes, I choose among three homegrown methods.
The less effective, and always temporary, method is to pinch very hard where the sucker demon is attached to the skin or hair, using your thumb and forefinger, with the tips of both in constant contact with the surface of the skin as you bring them together. Without lifting your fingers from the skin's surface, and as soon as you feel the slight pressure caused by the presence of a sucker demon between your fingers (you will not feel them until you pinch hard enough), pull fast and hard along the surface of the skin until an audible pop is heard. The sound is akin to a light shock of static electricity, and is usually followed by an immediate cessation in the tension in the area where the sucker demon was attached. It takes pressure, which you get from the pinch and the speed of the pulling motion, and friction, which must come from both the ridges on the skin of your fingers and when you slide across the surface of the skin to which the sucker demon is attached when pulling on it.
Regrettably, this does not kill or in any way inhibit or discourage a sucker demon; it will return almost immediately every time it is removed unless you remove yourself from the location where you were attacked.
NOTE | An attacking sucker demon is not to be confused with a sucker demon that has been covertly placed on your skin by a demon for purposes other than immediate, pronounced attack, such as a clandestine operation of some kind (or, maybe, for fostering nascent sucker demons—think wasp eggs on a caterpillar). They nearly always attach to the longest and thickest hairs on your body in the most out-of-reach places, such as your back, and in typically out-of-sight places, such as your groin, intergluteal cleft, and popliteal fossa. Because they anchor at the follicle, removing them usually means pulling a hair, which incidentally provides the necessary friction in order to permanently detaching the sucker demon.The second method provides a longer period of time until the sucker demon resurfaces, and, in some rare cases, discourages a second attack; it involves the same pinch-and-pull technique described in the first method, but at the surface of the material the sucker demon has passed through. The differences are that you cannot feel the portion of the sucker demon that has passed through the surface of the material, only the portion that is underneath; but, you can feel it with the tips of your fingers—no hard pinching required. Also, most times you can feel the length of the sucker demon, if it is running along (and just under) the surface of the material. The trick is to locate the point where the sucker demon has passed through the surface of the material, grab it before it moves away, while, at the same time, gathering enough fabric between your fingertips so that, when you pull, the fabric doesn't hinder your movement. That's right: you have to grab the sucker demon along with the fabric in order to whip-snap it in two.
NOTE | The reason why you can feel a sucker demon through fabric, but cannot otherwise, is because fabric adds the necessary friction to overcome the 'untouchable' benefit of a demon cloak.Let me repeat that, if you do not grab enough fabric, you will not be able to cover the distance needed to break the sucker demon; but, when you do, the reward is a loud snap, which sounds similar to the sound of ripping the threads in your sheets, but is still different enough to discern the difference. The other difference from ripping your sheets apart is the sensation and amount of effort required. You will feel the sucker demon dissolve between your fingers when it breaks, whereas you would still feel a thread between your fingers (or, at least you will feel it slide out of your fingers, if you couldn't feel it). Also, it is usually easier to rip apart a sucker demon caught in fabric than it is to tear up your sheets, unless your sheets are old and cheap. Finally, pulling a thread will pull your sheet up with it, whereas, if you pull with the requisite jerk/snap motion as for removing from skin, the sheet may slightly move, but will otherwise remain generally where it is, as a sucker demon is not as flexible as thread.
NOTE | Sometimes, you can feel a cloaked sucker demon without the benefit of fabric. If the sucker demon is thick enough, you can feel your hand passing through a strand of soft static electricity that offers less resistance with each pass through it.The third method is almost always permanent, and can result in the death of the sucker demon (read What it looks like when a demon dies). Basically, you pinch the material where the sucker demon has surfaced through it, making sure to feel the bump of the sucker demon, and hold onto it, instead of pulling. Then, with your other hand, find the length of the sucker demon, and trace it as far as the length of your arms and the topography of your bed will allow. At that point, pinch the sucker demon in the same way as just described. Remove your first grip, and relocate it to a point back along the path of the sucker demon, about shoulder's width apart, making absolutely sure that you have left enough slack in the material so that you can pull it in opposite directions. Then, with enough slack to build up speed and momentum for snapping the sucker demon in two, pull your hands in opposite directions. The motion and speed is sort of like cracking a belt that has been folded in half. At least six inches of slack should do; but, in any case, you must allow enough slack so that the speed of the movement and the resulting force are sufficient to break the sucker demon. The sound of a sucker demon snapping in this way is loud, primarily, because you are holding it closer to its base, where it is thicker.
The reason why a sucker demon is usually thicker at its base when attacking is a self-preservation maneuver, in that, in the event of a retreat due to an imminent snapping in two, it wants to have as little of its body to move away from the source of danger.
In order to understand what that means, you must know how a sucker demon snakes through material, and otherwise extends itself from its point of origin. Sucker demons don't slither like snakes; rather, their cellular(?) structure being comparable to granules of sand, they place parts of themselves one in front of the other, and the use the parts left behind to pull themselves forward using the recently placed front part. That's because these parts, like granules of sand, can be moves individually, although they cannot be separated from the others.
This may sound like a lot of work, as well as very time-consuming; but, if you think of how sucker demons are used, specifically, to slide through material that can be used to trap them in a pinch, stack-and-pull motility is the only means that provides a chance of escape, as the parts of sucker demon can be moved inside it, just like dirt moves through the stomach tunnel of an earthworm. Therefore, when pinched, a sucker demon will harden its outer shell to create a tunnel that can withstand the pressure, and then safely move its parts through it, starting with the back parts, and then moving them to the front to get moving in the direction of escape.
Because of the time it takes to tunnel its own parts through itself in order to move, time which it may not be able to afford in a life-saving retreat—a sucker demon on the attack must limit itself to only the parts necessary to perform the task at hand so that it has a few parts as possible to move when retreating. (That would take some fancy guesswork, in that a sucker demon must estimate the number of its parts needed to stick to the type of surface, and how many parts are needed to produce the force necessary to pull the object it attaches to, which would be based on momentum and direction, size, weight, and, in where people are the target, their strength).
It must also reasonably estimate the number of its parts needed to reach the target through the twists and turns of multiple layers of fabric; if it overestimates, it will have parts blocking the tunnel when its time to retreat, forcing the parts nearest the target—and, therefore, at most risk—to wait until the tunnel has been cleared, which can only happen once the sucker demon has placed the unneeded parts already in the tunnel back to its base.
WARNING | Breaking a sucker demon at or near its base can (and likely will) result in a mild-to-severe electric-like shock, which feels like hitting your funny bone. Not only will it hurt, but it can cause temporary and partial paralysis in your fingers and hands.
NOTE | For miscellaneous information on the electrical properties of sucker demons, read Electrical conductivity of electronic device affects cloaked demon's ability to maintain contact with human skin, Objects', persons' electrical conductivity limits demonic power, and Sucker Demons Interfere with Electronics on Contact, Spark when crushed.