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''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' series



* [[Characters/DarkSoulsMainCharactersAndLords Main Characters and Bearers of the Lord Souls]]
* [[Characters/DarkSoulsCovenants Covenant Leaders and Affiliated Members]]
* [[Characters/DarkSoulsTrainersMerchantsAndBlacksmiths Trainers, Merchants and Blacksmiths]]
* [[Characters/DarkSoulsNeutralNPCsAndLore Neutral Non-Player Characters and Lore]]
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23rd Aug '15 12:00:46 AM DragonQuestZ
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''Videogame/DarkSouls'' has [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a very large cast]], so it was inevitable that we split the character page. Use the links below to find the page(s) you want. '''Please also note that there are unmarked spoilers on each page''', so read at your risk.

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''Videogame/DarkSouls'' has [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a very large cast]], so it was inevitable that we split the character page. Use the links below to find the page(s) you want:

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''Videogame/DarkSouls'' has [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a very large cast]], so it was inevitable that we split the character page. Use the links below to find the page(s) you want:
want. '''Please also note that there are unmarked spoilers on each page''', so read at your risk.
20th Jan '14 3:12:01 PM AnoBakaDesu
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[[folder: Main Characters]]

!!The Undead Hero/Chosen Undead[[spoiler:/Dark Lord]]

One of the Undead, those branded with the Darksign, locked into the Undead Asylum of Lordran. However, a chance encounter allows them to escape and change the fate of the world. [[spoiler:Defeating the Four Kings before bringing the Lordvessel to Frampt has Darkstalker Kaathe reveal that the Chosen Undead is a descendant of the Furtive Pygmy and the latest candidate for becoming the Dark Lord to usher in the Age of Dark.]]

[[spoiler:After obtaining all the Lord Souls and slaying Gwyn, the Chosen Undead can either rekindle the flame and continue the Age of Flame, or walk away and plunge the world into Darkness. Things aren't as clear cut as that, however...]]

* ActionSurvivor: In a land where even the weakest enemy can kill a heavily armed and armored knight without too much effort, you WILL have to use every underhanded, cheap tactic at your disposal to survive against monsters and gods that can kill you with the flick of a finger.
* {{Badass}}: [[TookALevelInBadass Goes from]] a mentally broken prisoner in an asylum with no option but to languish for eternity to a warrior who can take on dragons and ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu gods]]'', and even [[spoiler:[[TimeTravel go back in time]] to beat the crap out of an EldritchAbomination who tries to [[TheCorruption corrupt]] the world]].
** Any of the {{Badass}} appearance tropes may apply depending on how the PC is created.
* TheChosenOne: Played with, and possibly DoubleSubverted. At first it seems that the Undead Hero is Gwyn's successor according to Frampt, [[spoiler:except that's false according to Kaathe. Kaathe claims that the Undead Hero is instead supposed to be the next Dark Lord]]. Even then, there's an implication that the title of Chosen Undead [[TheUnchosenOne is granted to whatever Undead manages to earn it, rather than them actually being chosen.]] However, with Solaire, Lautrec, and Tarkus, who have their own world where they are the warriors with the most HeroicWillpower who are trying to become Gwyn's successor ([[spoiler: As well as the fact Solaire links the fire if he fights Gwyn with Chosen Undead]]) it seems that there might be a chosen one for every world, or with the success of the Chosen Undead, there is only one "true" chosen one among them all.
* TheChosenZero: How they are generally treated. It's not that much of a stretch given how many Undead journey through Lordran for whatever reason or another.
* CompetitiveBalance: Depends on how you start out.
** The Bandit: A GlassCannon, focusing on melee damage. Has decent armor, however, and an excellent shield.
** The Hunter: Another GlassCannon, this time relying on ranged weapons. The only class to start with a bow, but until a merchant is found ammo is limited.
** The Thief: A FragileSpeedster who relies on quick rolls, backstabs, and parries. Starts with a wicked dagger that causes bleed on hit, which also does immense critical damage. Excellent class for veterans.
** The Wanderer: More beefy than the Thief, but sacrifices the improved critical damage of the dagger for a more balanced scimitar. Also starts with a [[BadassLongcoat badass longcoat]].
** The Pyromancer: Using the pyromancy of the swamp, the Pyromancer is a MagicKnight with his decent starting weapon and the multi-purpose, powerful Fireball. Rather fragile, however. Also one of the most popular classes due to starting at level 1 with a decent spread of starting stats, which means that a Pyromancer can be developed towards almost any build.
** The Cleric: A decent melee combatant, the Cleric is a MagicKnight who starts with the Heal Miracle, making him last longer in the field, and the mace, which is unique amongst starting weapons save for the Deprived for being a blunt weapon.
** The Deprived: Starting with no items but a wooden board shield and a club, the Deprived is a JackOfAllStats slash LethalJokeCharacter that starts with 11 points across the board. He rapidly has to find armor and better weapons, but has immense potential; his weapon is also more potentially powerful than it looks.
** The Warrior: Using a longsword and heater shield, the Warrior is a MightyGlacier slash JackOfAllStats who is very friendly to beginners. His armor is fairly light yet also protecting, and the Heater Shield is an excellent starting item.
** The Sorcerer: With his Soul Magic, the Sorcerer is a SquishyWizard who favors the versatile Soul Arrow spell. With only a dagger to his name, however, and a subpar shield, the Sorcerer requires some quick thinking once he runs out of magic.
** The Knight: Of all the starting classes, the Knight is the StoneWall. With the heaviest armor, strongest shield, and HP that dwarfs all the others, the Knight's weakness is that he ''has'' to take hits; rolling or dodging is very hard.
*** Ultimately, however, the player character can become anything he wants. Stat progression is completely up to the player, along with equipment loadout.
* {{Determinator}}
* HeroKiller: It is perfectly possible to kill several heroic figures during the course of the game, though it does depend somewhat on how how noble you interpret certain characters to be and in some cases it can be justifiably considered self-defense. Most notably, with the release of the [[DownloadableContent Artorias of the Abyss DLC]], it is now possible to kill not only Orstein (which is necessary), but the other three of the four knights of Gwyn as well.
* HeroicMime: Aside from a whimper upon getting staggered ([[TheManyDeathsOfYou or dying]]), the player character [[TheSilentBob doesn't really say anything]], although talking to [=NPCs=] seems to imply he/she does speak.
** He/she does say yes or no occasionally, like many a HeroicMime.
* HyperspaceArsenal: You never have to put a single thing in your bottomless box. There is, however, a limit on the weapons & items that you can quick-switch to.
* [[spoiler:IAmWho: Darkstalker Kaathe reveals that the Undead hero is a direct descendant of the Pygmy and the next in line to give rise to the Age of Dark.]]
** [[spoiler:It's worth noting that what Kaathe says can also be interpreted another way. It could be that ALL Darksign bearers are descendants of the pygmy... or, taken a step further normal-sized humans are. Given the average size of the deities in Lordran, it's not too much of a stretch to believe humans could be thought of as pygmies to them.]]
* {{Immortality}}: Part type 4 and part type 5.
* LightningBruiser: While WeakButSkilled at the start, the player character will inevitably develop into this as they gain levels. Most high-level [[PlayerVersusPlayer PvP]] builds fall into this category, [[MagicKnight often with added magic spells]].
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: All the classes start out with some kind of shield; they're pretty much essential to survival.
* MessianicArchetype[=/=][[spoiler:DarkMessiah]]: The Chosen Undead ultimately has to choose which one to be at the very end.
* MultiMeleeMaster[=/=]MultiRangedMaster[=/=]BowAndSwordInAccord[=/=]MagicKnight[=/=]Etc: Any can apply depending on the player's choices.
* NotSoStoic[=/=]MyGodWhatHaveIDone: One of [[spoiler:Quelaag's sister's]] lines suggests that the player character is weeping as he/she talks to her.
* ProtagonistWithoutAPast: Aside from being stuck in the Undead Asylum and hints from your starting class, nothing about the protagonists history is explained.
* SilentSnarker: Although we never hear or see his/her dialogue, some NPC lines imply this.
* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn: Ultimately, the Chosen Undead is being tricked into sacrificing him/herself in order to prolong the Age of Fire. Possibly subverted should the player side with Kaathe, though he/she may be just as much of a pawn for him too.]]

!!Kingseeker Frampt
--> '''Voiced by:''' Peter Marinker

->''"Chosen Undead, who has rung the Bell of Awakening, I wish to elucidate your fate. Do you seek such enlightenment?"''

A primordial serpent and friend of Gwyn, who wishes to help the Undead Hero return the world to light. He is the only "merchant" in the game in which you can "sell" equipment to, and the only means of breaking down Titanite. [[spoiler:The ''Dark Lord'' ending implies that Kaathe was able to convince him to return to their brethren, although how he did so isn't stated.]]

* BigGood: He's ultimately guiding you on the path to undo the curse of Undeath and restore Fire to the world.
** [[spoiler:Ultimately or partially subverted, though. He's not so much guiding you, he's ''using'' you.]]
* BlatantLies: If the player should wake him up after lapsing into a deep sleep for the first time, he'll act like he was never asleep in the first place.
--> No, no, I'm fine, I'm fine. Well and wide awake!
** [[spoiler: Not to mention the whole "Chosen Undead" thing - not that his lies are obvious at first.]]
** Observant players will notice holes in a lot of things he says.
** [[spoiler: He claims that he was awoken by a single Bell of Awakening, but even the Crestfallen Warrior knows that there are actually two Bells of Awakening.]]
* ExactWords: [[spoiler:He tells the PlayerCharacter that it is their destiny to succeed Gwyn. Which they do, [[FateWorseThanDeath as fuel for the Fire]].]]
* ExtremeOmnivore: His means of "buying" your equipment is ''eating'' it and giving you souls in return. He'll even eat unique boss souls, most of the time outweighing the number of souls you gain from simply using them, with the exception of Smough's, for which he'll offer you a single measly soul.
** He seems rather disgusted with Seath, only offering a single soul for crystal weapons and Channeler armor.
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:He can be seen bowing before the Undead Hero in the Dark Lord ending, even if the PlayerCharacter disappointed him earlier by allying with Kaathe. But like all things with the Primordial Serpents, it's up for debate.]]
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard: He's actively deceiving the PlayerCharacter to a possible FateWorseThanDeath in order to prolong the Age of Fire.]]
* [[spoiler:MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Kaathe implies that Frampt is the only primordial serpent to side with Gwyn and help him in prolonging the Age of Fire, although the Dark Lord ending makes it [[MindScrew ambiguous]] since he invariably shows up along with other primordial serpents to serve the PlayerCharacter.]]
* SleepyHead: You'll often find him sleeping after bringing back the Lordvessel to him. Even earlier on, you'll hear a loud snore in Firelink Shrine after ringing one Bell of Awakening.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Says this is the case for the lords he sends you to kill, apart from the ones that have "fallen to wickedness."
* YouNeedABreathMint: He has ''terrible'' breath, at least according to the Crestfallen Warrior. Considering that he eats nearly anything you offer him, one such item being 'Dung Pies' which he pays you back a decent 200 souls for, this is fairly understandable.

!!Darkstalker Kaathe
--> '''Voiced by:''' Peter Marinker

->''"Undead Warrior, conqueror of the Four Kings, is this not your wish? To know the truth of men, and the Undead?"''

A primordial serpent and master of the Darkwraith Covenant. [[spoiler:He resides in the Abyss, and, when confronted by the player character after defeating the Four Kings, wishes that the Undead Hero would end the Age of Fire and begin the Age of Dark.]]

* [[spoiler:BigGood]]: Possibly, [[GreyAndGreyMorality for a given value anyway]]. [[spoiler:Should you side with him, he acts as your guide to becoming the Dark Lord and ushering in an age of man. It's unknown how honest he's being, though.]]
* [[spoiler:BiggerBad]]: This could well be the case, for Chester reveals that [[spoiler: Oolacile was tricked into awakening Manus by "that toothy serpent." He could've just as well been referring to Frampt, however. Then again, he's also the leader of the Darkwraiths and the one who taught them the art of Life Drain.]]
* [[spoiler:DarkIsNotEvil]]: Maybe... his claims [[spoiler:Frampt is a traitor]] gain a lot of credibility once [[spoiler:you notice the holes in the latter's claim of you being Gwyn's successor]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Frampt. However, [[spoiler: the "Evil" title is debatable]].
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: Has the same appearance as Frampt, [[spoiler:as well as the other primordial serpents who show up to greet the new [[PlayerCharacter Dark Lord]] in the alternate ending.]]
* MrExposition: [[spoiler:If you think he's honest, then he's pretty much the only one who actually explains what's really going on.]]
* RememberTheNewGuy: Can come across as this should you [[spoiler:give the Lordvessel to Frampt before attempting the Four Kings boss fight (which means you'll never even meet him at all) and then choosing the Dark Lord ending after defeating Gwyn, where he invariably appears alongside Frampt and several other primordial serpents.]]
* YouHaveFailedMe: Says this about the Darkwraith enemies found within the New Londo Ruins, having lost their way from the path to becoming the Dark Lord.

[[spoiler: It should be noted that the game is ambiguous about it all. One could consider linking the fire to be a heroic sacrifice or just playing into higher power's hands, especially since you have the option to kill some of said higher powers. And becoming the Dark Lord could be considered bringing the next age for the world for better, or for worse. And on top of that, it's quite possible that ''both'' primordial serpents are lying to the player for their own reasons- or even working together for an unknown cause.]]

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!!Griggs of Vinheim
--> '''Voiced by:''' Blake Ritson

->''"No, the reason I seek Logan is... Well, it's really my own conceit, now isn't it?"''

Big Hat Logan's apprentice, following his teacher through Lordran. [[spoiler:He eventually turns Hollow in Sen's Fortress while searching for his master yet again.]]

* BadassBookworm
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Given his nature as a spy, some fans speculate he might actually be this.
* DistressedDude: He somehow got himself locked in a house. He wasn't in any immediate danger, but he just got himself stuck.
* {{Expy}}: He’s similar to [[DemonsSouls Freke's apprentice]] in that he's the apprentice of the resident master wizard, of whom he got separated from and is currently looking for. The similarities end there, though, as Griggs is ''much'' friendlier than [[{{Jerkass}} Freke's apprentice]].
* NiceGuy: He's the polar opposite of his counterpart from ''DemonsSouls''.
* NiceHat
* StealthExpert: He's a spy of Vinheim, and thanks to the Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring and the Hush Miracle, he is most likely this.

!!Big Hat Logan
--> '''Voiced by:''' Ian Thompson

->''"This place is melting my mind. The inactivity is repressive."''

A powerful sorcerer with a insatiable thirst for knowledge, wandering Lordran for the Duke's Archives in Anor Londo. [[spoiler:After you repeatedly rescue him and buy all of his one-time inventory, he goes mad before attacking the player in the highest room of the Duke's Archives.]]

* BadassBookworm
* BlueBlood: Implied to be of high social status.
* EnlightenmentSuperpowers: What WordOfGod says about him being [[spoiler:naked in the Duke's Archives when he goes mad.]]
* {{Expy}}: He's essentialy a replacement for Sage Freke of ''Demon's Souls''.
* [[spoiler:FullFrontalAssault: Strips naked in The Duke's Archives. According to WordOfGod he's trying to emulate Seath's scalelessness. It could also make sense in that [[FridgeBrilliance you have to be naked to use the Dragon Stone items.]]]]
* [[spoiler:GoMadFromTheRevelation: Whatever Logan found in Seath's Archives, it wasn't good for his psychological state.]]
* [[spoiler:InsaneEqualsViolent: Following his SanitySlippage.]]
* LonersAreFreaks: The description of his Big Hat says that Logan was so antisocial that he wore the hat as a means of blocking out noise and people's stares to enhance his concentration.
* [[spoiler:MadScientist: Attempts to recreate Seath's crystal breath techniques through sorcery. The experimentation drives him insane.]]
* NiceHat: His namesake steeple hat with the rather ridiculously wide brim.
** The developers really think so, having chose said hat design as a representation of Logan being a venerable sage.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: At least 100 years old.
* RobeAndWizardHat: He is known for this.
* [[spoiler:SanitySlippage]]
* TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow: In the Duke's Archives after being rescued, he will develop and sell powerful crystal versions of sorceries, and after the player has bought them all and killed Seath [[spoiler: he gets completely lost in the knowledge, starts mumbling incoherently and doesn't even recognise the player anymore. After this, he'll disappear from his usual spot and show up nearly naked and completely insane in the room Seath is first fought in. Upon killing him, it's revealed he went so far as to try (and partially failed, thankfully) to replicate Seath's curse-inducing crystal breath.]]

!!Petrus of Thorolund
--> '''Voiced by:''' Sean Barrett

->''"Have you business with us? If not, I'd prefer to keep a distance, if possible."''

A cleric from Thorolund, accompanying the Princess Rhea on an Undead mission through Lordran. Allows the player to join the Way of White Covenant. [[spoiler:He shows his true colors as the story continues. He eventually abandons Rhea and her other two bodyguards in the Tomb of the Giants, knowing that she would potentially fail in her mission because she was inexperienced and of high-class. After rescuing Rhea from the Tomb, and given the opportunity, he will murder her.]]

* [[spoiler:BitchInSheepsClothing]]
* [[spoiler:BlondGuysAreEvil]]
* ChurchMilitant
* [[spoiler:EvilLaugh: Once you get him to reveal what he's done to Rhea, he starts to finish his statements with a sinister chuckle.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of the nameless Acolyte of God from ''DemonsSouls''. His appearance, story, and [[HolierThanThou personality]] are all eerily similar.
* HolierThanThou
* ItsAllMyFault: Interestingly, should the player not talk to Lautrec about Rhea, Petrus will start crying and blaming himself [[spoiler:should Rhea die/turn Hollow.]]
* [[spoiler:JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope]]
* [[spoiler:SinisterMinister]]
* WalkingSpoiler
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A dummied-out "side quest" had you rescuing him from the necromancers of the Catacombs to start his and Rhea's character arc, instead of being able to encounter him from the get-go and starting the arc via ringing the first Bell of Awakening. [[spoiler:Although it may have been cut to keep aware players from figuring out his intentions as easily.]]

!!Laurentius of the Great Swamp
--> '''Voiced by:''' Andy Gathergood

->''"[Pyromancy] meshes poorly with advanced culture, and pyromancers are considered rather unsavoury. Which is fine, as I never got along with anybody anyway."''

A pyromancer who is implied to be the former apprentice of Salaman the Master Pyromancer. He became ecstatic once he turned Undead, believing himself chosen to become more attuned to the arts. [[spoiler:Meets his end if you tell him about the Pyromancy of the Daughters of Chaos (have any Chaos-type pyromancy or Quelana's ascended Pyromancy Flame). He journeys to Blighttown to search for her, but he fails in his attempt and turns Hollow.]]

* ChromeChampion: Not himself, but he can teach the Iron Flesh pyromancy to the Chosen Undead.
* CursedWithAwesome: How he initially views being Undead. It gave him the chance to come to Lordran so he could possibly master his pyromancy the way the Witch of Izalith had.
* DistressedDude: He's trapped in a barrel when you first meet him.
* IOweYouMyLife
* InTheHood
* MundaneMadeAwesome: One of the pyromancies he teaches induces sweating to reduce fire damage.
* NiceGuy
* PermaStubble
* PlayingWithFire
* SpeechImpediment: He has a bit of a stutter. It probably fi-fits with his so-social impairment.
* VerbalTic: A slight one. He'll frequently pause mid-sentence.

!!Quelana of Izalith
--> '''Voiced by:''' Jenny Funnell

->''"Hmm... A mere Undead, yet you can see me? Fascinating..."''

One of the seven Daughters of Chaos and Mother of Pyromancy. [[spoiler:She is the only daughter of the Witch of Izalith to not become corrupted by the events that created the Bed of Chaos. If you accomplish the steps to encounter her, she will eventually request that you defeat the Bed of Chaos [[MercyKill to put an end to the Witch of Izalith's suffering]]. After you do this, she rewards you with the Fire Tempest spell and disappears.]]

* BrokenBird
* CynicalMentor: She doesn't really carry a whole lot of faith in the PlayerCharacter and even will believe him/her will have died after being absent for a long time. But she'll train them as long as the souls are good.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Quelana starts out pretty cold and dismissive of the PlayerCharacter. She gets ''much'' friendlier after [[spoiler:you MercyKill her mother.]]
* DirtyCoward: Sees herself as this.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Seems to be a thing with the Daughters of Chaos.
* TheFaceless: Her face is pretty hard to see clearly, given the hood she wears, but you ''can'' see the bottom of it.
* InTheHood
* PlayingWithFire: She teaches the most advanced and powerful pyromancy spells. In fact, she is the progenitor of modern pyromancy.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: She and her sisters have existed since before the First Age of Fire, helping their mother defeat the ancient dragons.
* {{Tsundere}}: Calls you a fool rather frequently. From the sounds of things, she thought much the same of Salaman.
** Amusingly, she actually seems to mean the [[TheChosenZero fool]] bit at first, but as she defrosts "fool" seems to become her [[AffectionateNickname pet name]] for you instead.

!!Dusk of Oolacile
--> '''Voiced by:''' Emma Pierson

->''"From my home I was taken, and banished to a plane of distortion. It was there that thou came to my rescue."''

The spirit of a princess from the long-dead magic kingdom of Oolacile, where they specialized in illusion magic.

* DeadAllAlong: She's been dead for centuries. From her perspective, you're speaking to her from the distant future.
* DistressedDamsel: Needs to be rescued twice. First from the Crystal Golem in the base game and then from [[spoiler:Manus]] in the new content.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* [[GirlInABox Girl In A Golem]]
* LastOfHerKind: Possibly. There don't appear to be any other living or sane humans living in Oolacile in the DLC content.
* PimpedOutDress
* PointyEars: Her concept art in the Design Works artbook. Not seen in-game due to the limitations of the character creation engine.
* [[RapunzelHair Rapunzel Braid]]: Again, her concept art in the artbook. And again, not seen in-game possibly due to the hairstyle meshes needing to be at the max shoulder-length.
* SilkHidingSteel: Definitely. Kind, submissive, eager to assist the player and implied to be a warrior before her death.
* SuspendedAnimation: Was inside that Golem for a very long time, considering Oolacile is no more.
** ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Possible, due to being trapped in the Crystal Golem. After you summon her, you find a female corpse with her unique armor set, implying she might have [[DeadAllAlong died long ago]] and you're summoning her before she passed away.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: She was originally supposed to summon you to rescue her instead of freeing her spirit from the Golem. The new content plays with and rebuilds this, [[spoiler:but you find out that ''Artorias'' was the one trying to rescue her. You just get dragged into it.]]
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe

!!Rhea of Thorolund
--> '''Voiced by:''' Charlie Cameron

->''"We must not let this curse overcome us."''

The Princess of Thorolund, an inexperienced cleric on an Undead mission through Lordran to learn the Rite of Kindling. Allows the player to join the Way of White Covenant if they didn't take Petrus's offer; she also shares some of the spells sold by Petrus, thankfully at a cheaper price. [[spoiler:Meets her end one of two ways. Either Petrus will assassinate her if you don't immediately talk to her in the Undead Parish after saving her in the Tomb of the Giants. Or once you buy all of her one-time inventory, she will be kidnapped for experimentation in the jail of the Duke's Archive and becomes a Hollow.]]

* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: [[spoiler: She's a lot friendlier towards the player after they save her.]]
* [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie: Eventually leading to KillTheCutie.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: Somewhat. She starts off uncomfortable around the PlayerCharacter, but warms up after [[spoiler:he/she saves her in the Tomb of Giants]].
* [[spoiler:DistressedDamsel]]
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* FragileFlower
* InTheHood
* ItsAllMyFault: She blames herself for [[spoiler:the hollowing of her two friends]], even though she also knows [[spoiler:Patches tricked them and Petrus betrayed her.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Dislikes strangers and only warms up to the player after [[spoiler:saving her in the Tomb of the Giants.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Her name is spelled "Reah" in the subtitles of the English (US/EU) versions of the game.
* WomanInWhite

!!Eingyi
--> '''Voiced by:''' Peter Marinker

->''"There is no time for idle chat. Think only of Our Fair Lady, and what she may need."''

An egg-burdened pyromancer who serves the Daughter of Chaos. He became dedicated to her after she sucked the blight pus from him, curing him of the Blight but leaving her gravely ill. He was originally a resident of the Great Swamp, but was cast out as a heretic for inventing the Poison and Toxic Cloud pyromancies. He is deeply distrustful of the player (unless the player is either egg-burdened themselves or is equipped with the Old Witch's Ring), but will tolerate them if they seek to ease the pain of his mistress.

* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: His loyalty and dedication to the Daughter of Chaos stems from the fact that she cured him of the Blight, at the cost of her own health.
* BodyHorror
* BrutalHonesty: Although he is pleased should the player become egg-burdened, he isn't afraid to inform them that their head looks "awful" as a result.
* LoveRedeems
* PlagueMaster: He invented the Poison and Toxic Cloud pyromancies, which lead to his banishment from the Great Swamp. The player can learn them from him should they earn his trust.
* YouMonster: He says this word-for-word should the player attack his mistress.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Merchants]]

!!Undead Merchant (Male)
--> '''Voiced by:''' Miles Richardson

->''"Ah, you can forget it. I'm all that she needs. Careful, she'll bite your little fingers off!"''

An Undead selling his wares in the main residential section of the Undead Burg.

* BodyHorror
* BrutalHonesty: He's very open about the fact that all his wares are stolen, and that, should the player die, he'll sell his/her belongings, too!
* CampStraight
* EvilLaugh: "Thank you kindly! Hee hee hee hee!"
* ICallItVera: Has an wooden basket that he calls Yulia, which he constantly talks to, and he believes that "she" is in love with him. It's played in a somewhat sad fashion if the player opts to kill him - he dies calling "her" name.
* IfYouDieICallYourStuff
* {{Jerkass}}: Don't buy anything from him, and he tells you to go jump off a cliff. Although he does eventually warm up to the player, should they purchase from him often.
** JerkassWoobie: If he warms up to the player, he will tell them of how he used to frequently have stones thrown at him for being Undead.
* RobbingTheDead: Most if not all of his wares are stolen from corpses.

!!Undead Merchant (Female)
--> '''Voiced by:''' Clare Corbett

->''"This is a wonderful place, don't you think? We have water, moss, moisture, these nice iron bars... I like it here, I really do."''

An Undead selling her wares in the Lower Section of the Undead Burg, near the shortcut between the main section of the Undead Burg and Firelink Shrine, across from the entrance to The Depths. Has a somewhat unhealthy obsession with moss.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Flirts with the player character occasionally. It comes off as a bit creepy.
* BiTheWay: She flirts with the player regardless of gender.
* BodyHorror
* CharacterFilibuster: Should the player decide to attack her, she goes off on a long and ''very'' psychotic rant.
* CloudCuckoolander

!!Crestfallen Merchant
--> '''Voiced by:''' Andy Gathergood

->''"Ahh, you think you're different? That you can handle it? Yes, I remember that feeling. For I was the same."''

A merchant wearing a suit of steel armor found in Sen's Fortress, trapped and depressed about his situation. He is the only merchant to sell Titanite before the 1.04 patch, so killing him is not advised.

* TheEeyore
* IfYouDieICallYourStuff
* {{Jerkass}}: Mentions [[BrutalHonesty looting off the player's corpse]] were they to die.
* LaughingMad: He'll let out a pretty disturbing giggle during the above-mentioned dialogue about looting the player's corpse.
* NotSoDifferent: He believes the player and himself to be no different to the denizens of Sen's Fortress.
* RobbingTheDead

!!Shiva of the East
--> '''Voiced by:''' Kuei Lin Hsu

->''"Fight and hunt as you like. Whoever's fastest gets the prey. That's the way we do it."''

A mysterious merchant from an unnamed country from the Far East, which is modeled on real-life Asia. Sells you his wares if you're a member of the Forest Hunter covenant. He has a ninja bodyguard.

* AxCrazy: Would have become this in his AbortedArc.
* {{BFS}}: Shiva wields a rather large katana-like sword called the Murakumo.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Implied, but not revealed outright. Both Alvina and Patches don't trust him one bit, [[AbortedArc but nothing ever really comes of it]].
* CollectorOfTheStrange:
--> I love collecting these things, but I can only keep so many.
* EnigmaticMinion
* {{Expy}}: As mentioned below, had Shiva not had his [[AbortedArc arc aborted]], he would have turned out as an {{Expy}} of Master Satsuki from ''DemonsSouls''.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Averted. Shiva's bodyguard is wearing a Ring of Fog.
* {{Samurai}}: Seems to look like one at least.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The aforementioned AbortedArc was supposed to be something similar to what happens with Lautrec. Shiva was supposed to attack you if you either showed him the Chaos Blade- in an attempt to take it from you - or gave it to him, in an attempt to test it on a worthy opponent. This would also serve as a CallBack to ''DemonsSouls'', in which Satsuki would attack the player if they showed him the Magic Sword "Makoto" (or would attack them if they voluntarily handed it over to him). In addition, he was also supposed to be invaded with a Black Eye Orb (as with Lautrec); but instead of retrieving a Fire Keeper's Soul, you were to retrieve the Chaos Blade.

!!Domhnall of Zena
--> '''Voiced by:''' Matt Morgan

->''"I have this funny feeling we'll meet again soon. And we'll make another fine trade, of course!"''

A mysterious and quirky merchant from the ancient land of Zena who sells unique armors. Originally found in The Depths near the entrance to Blighttown, he'll move shop to the lower platform of the sewer aqueduct leading to the Undead Burg.

* ActualPacifist: Although he will use a sword and shield against the player if they decide to attack him.
* CatchPhrase: "Ah, siwmae." [[note]]Siwmae is actually an informal greeting in the Welsh language, meaning "how goes it?"[[/note]]
* CollectorOfTheStrange: How he managed to get the armor of bosses you defeated (INCLUDING the Final Boss), we will never know.
--> I adore trinkets and oddities, so I trade for them.
* NiceGuy: The guy is very open and friendly. And while other merchants will berate you if you don't buy anything from them, Domhnall will happily state he knows you'll make a fine trade eventually.
* NiceHat: His unusual golden horned helmet. Which, interestingly, is actually based [[http://www.royalarmouries.org/visit-us/leeds/leeds-galleries/tournament-gallery/maximilian-i/the-horned-helmet-1-1 on a helmet from real life]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The triple crossbow Aveline was originally his before they moved it.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Blacksmiths]]

!!Andre of Astora
--> '''Voiced by:''' Sean Barrett

->''"As you've noticed, this land is flush with the mad and wicked. You won't make it through the night without employing my services!"''

An aging blacksmith from Astora who has set up shop in the old Parish chapel leading to both Sen's Fortress and Darkroot Garden. He initially upgrades standard weapons and armor up to rank +5, but can eventually upgrade up to rank +15 and gains Raw ascension, Divine ascension, and Occult ascension with the correct Embers (Large Ember, Very Large Ember, Divine Ember, Large Divine Ember, and Dark Ember).

* {{Badass}}: If the player decides to attack him, does Andre use his hammer or another weapon? Nope! He instead uses [[GoodOldFisticuffs punches]] and ''drop-kicks'', and all of them are ''really'' powerful.
** BadassBeard
** BadassGrandpa
* CoolOldGuy
* GentleGiant
* NiceGuy
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Andre was originally supposed to be a descendant of Gwyn, guard the entrance to the Firelink Shrine, and would guide the player down a secret passage hidden behind a statue to his forge.

!!Rickert of Vinheim
--> '''Voiced by:''' Adam Sopp

->''"There's nothing to talk about. We're both cursed; Undead. But what's there, ''really'', to moan about?"''

A magic-based blacksmith from Vinheim, and a self-proclaimed master of this work. He has secluded himself into a cell near the Firelink Shrine entrance to the New Londo Ruins, as to keep himself from attacking others should he finally Hollow. He starts with basic Magic ascension (rank +5), but can be given the Large Magic Ember and Enchanted Ember for advanced Magic ascension and Enchanted ascension respectively.

* BadassBoast: "I'll forge you a Rickert masterpiece; a weapon to make a legend out of you..."
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Hikikomori}}: Given how [[NintendoHard brutal]] the [[TheNecrocracy area]] he's in can be, even compared to the rest of Lordran, this is rather justified. Even the Hollows around him are only despairing.
* InsufferableGenius: He's a bit full of himself. He's boastful of his Vinheim origins, brags about being the best smith from there, and is especially scornful of "those uppity scholars" and of any Ember he can't work with.
* NiceHat
* ShoutOut: His name is a rather obvious one to ''{{Berserk}}'', as is his profession as a blacksmith.

!!Giant Blacksmith
--> '''Voiced by:''' Daniel Flynn

->''"You come, I forge, we talk. You good friend. I very happy."''

A literal giant, he performs his work in a room near Gwynevere's Chambers. Appropriately, he starts with Lightning weapon ascension and can gain Crystal ascension via the Crystal Ember. The Giant is the only blacksmith that can forge Boss Soul weapons.

* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' let him catch you trying to steal the Hawk Ring.
** He actually doesn't care if you take it. The only problem is that it's in a treasure box between him and the corner, and it can be hard to squeeze through to reach it.
* DarkIsNotEvil
* GentleGiant
* {{Hulkspeak}}
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: He uses it sparingly, but it is pretty noticable, given [[{{Hulkspeak}} the way he usually talks]].
--> I hath shiny-shiny.

!!Blacksmith Vamos
--> '''Voiced by:''' Daniel Flynn

->''"If that'll be all, then be gone with you! You'll spoil my focus!"''

A no-nonsense skeleton blacksmith found in the Catacombs who focuses solely on his work, meaning he doesn't sell weapons. He starts with basic Fire ascension (rank +5), and can gain advanced Fire ascension and Chaos ascension via the Large Flame Ember and Chaos Flame Ember respectively.

* BadassBeard: A skeleton with a beard. ''Made of chains''.
* CatchPhrase: "You'll spoil my focus."
* DarkIsNotEvil: He's a large, imposing-looking skeleton, and his opening cutscene makes it look as though he's going to be an enemy - up until he starts grumpily muttering to the player.
* DemBones
* {{Expy}}: He's essentially a giant skeletal version of Blacksmith Ed from ''DemonsSouls''.
* GrumpyOldMan: He has this personality most of the time, although he will lighten up a little should the player provide him with a specific ember.
* HatesSmallTalk / NoSocialSkills: In just about all of his lines, he mentions that he's not there to chitchat, has nothing helpful to talk about in the first place, and if the player doesn't have any business for him, they should buzz off...
** BlatantLies:...But if the player persists in pestering him, he'll clue the player in on the locations of several of the most advanced and valuable embers. [[HypocriticalHumor While prefacing these helpful facts with the irritable claim that he doesn't have anything to say, naturally.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Lords/Gods]]

The wielders of the Souls of Lords, who destroyed all the dragons, bringing an end to the Age of Ancients and starting the Age of Fire.

!!Gwyn, Lord of Sunlight[[spoiler:/Lord of Cinder]]

Leader of the Lords, King of Anor Londo, and father of the Gods of Light. He lead the Age of Fire, ruling over man from Anor Londo in Lordran. His Lord Soul granted him power over Sunlight and Lightning. [[spoiler:After the Witch of Izalith's failed attempt at recreating the First Flame, he gifted his power to the four kings of New Londo and Seath the Scaleless, and sacrificed himself to the Kiln of the First Flame to become the Cinder to give rise to the Second Age of Fire and prevent the Age of Dark.]]

* [[spoiler: AndIMustScream: He has been burning in the Kiln for a really long time, meaning his defeat at the hands of the player can be seen as a MercyKill.]]
* BadassBeard
* [[spoiler:BatmanGambit: With Kingseeker Frampt fabricating the myth of Chosen Undead, knowing that humans are {{Determinator}} and will do anything to solve the problem... thus it's just the matter of feeding them the desirable bits of facts so that the Chosen Undead will arrive at the solution he favors.]]
** [[spoiler:OutGambitted: His long-run attempt to keep preventing the Age of Dark ends up becoming this should you take the ''Dark Lord'' ending. You can almost hear Darkstalker Kaathe laughing somewhere.]]
* BigGood: He led the combined forces of his own army, Gravelord Nito, the Witches of Izalith, and Seath the Scaleless against the Dragons in the war.
* BoltOfDivineRetribution[=/=]ShockAndAwe: What he used against the ancient stone dragons to [[ArmorPiercingAttack pierce their scales]]. [[spoiler:While he doesn't use this in the boss fight against him, you can acquire up to three spells to use this yourself, the third version requiring Gwyn's Soul to obtain it.]]
* [[spoiler:BroughtDownToBadass: Somewhat. The Gwyn you meet in the game has only a small fraction of his godly power remaining, as he divided his soul, and power, among his subjects before he set off for the Kiln, becoming an EmptyShell in the process and losing what little sanity he had left. Even then, once the PlayerCharacter reaches him, he still gives one, final fight with his [[MasterSwordsman unparalleled swordmanship]] and [[LightningBruiser overall agility]].]]
* CoolCrown: [[spoiler:You can purchase this, along with Gwyn's entire outfit, from Domhall of Zena once you meet the merchant in NewGamePlus.]]
* DefiantToTheEnd:[[spoiler: Sacrificed everything he had to link the flame and prolong the Age of Fire a while longer, an act which the opening narration plainly states could only be delaying the inevitable.]]
* [[spoiler:EmptyShell: His thousand years of burning in the Kiln has left him hollowed.]]
* [[spoiler:FallenHero: You meet and fight him in a state where it's hard to even recognize him as the one who overthrew the dragons in the distant past.]]
* [[spoiler:FinalBoss: Defeating him leads you to start a [[NewGamePlus new gameplay cycle]].]]
* FlamingSword: Wields one [[spoiler:during his boss fight. Can be acquired through using Gwyn's Soul in a Weapon Ascension, but the crafted version isn't on fire.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: Gwyn knew he wouldn't be returning from [[spoiler:the Kiln of the First Flame]], although it's unknown if he was aware of exactly what would happen when he would [[spoiler:relink the fire]]. Even [[spoiler: Kaathe admits that what Gwyn did was a sacrifice, to burn in the Kiln for eternity, slowly going insane from the pain...]] Unfortunately, everything just gets even ''worse'' with him gone: [[spoiler: those he entrusted his Lord Soul to go mad and his children are all too selfish to even bother trying to keep the country together.]]
* LightIsGood[=/=][[spoiler:LightIsNotGood]]: Gwyn originally defeated the dragons, brought order to the world, and sacrificed himself to preserve the Age of Fire. [[spoiler:After burning for so long in the Kiln, [[AndIMustScream however]], he went [[EmptyShell Hollow]], [[CrushKillDestroy and the "good" sort of fell off]].]]
* LightningBruiser: Gwyn is unbelievably fast, unrelenting, powerful and deadly with his greatsword, [[spoiler:traits that are put on display in the player's [[FinalBoss final fight]] against him.]]
* TheLastDance: His decision to [[spoiler: attack you at the end]] could be interpreted as this.[[spoiler: He already sacrified everything he had to relink the flame and [[EmptyShell has nothing left by the time you meet him]].]] So, keeping [[DefiantToTheEnd in character]], he may [[spoiler: have realized what the Chosen Undead came to do, and decided to go out with one last defiant act.]]
* MasterSwordsman: The only one who can come even close to rivaling him is [[TheBerserker Artorias]]. [[spoiler:He shows you just how dangerous he can be with it when you fight him.]]
* PhysicalGod
* ThePowerOfTheSun: Althought it has less to do with [[PlayingWithFire fire]] and more with [[ShockAndAwe lightning]].

!!Gravelord Nito

The first of the dead, a literal mountain of corpses, and Leader of the Gravelord Servant Covenant. His Lord Soul granted him power over Death, and he functions as the Grim Reaper. [[spoiler:His powers have waned, however, due to a necromancer known only as "The Pinwheel" stealing a part of them for himself and his servants while Nito lays dormant. Nito himself resides in a massive coffin deep within the Tomb of the Giants.]]

* AndIMustScream: Quite literally. Screaming can be heard with no clear source through many of Nito's movements and attacks, some more numerous than others, implying that some of the corpses that make him up may at least be partially aware. If they are, there's no doubt that they're in a great deal of pain.
* AtopAMountainOfCorpses: He ''is'' a mountain of corpses. Specifically, he's a giant skeleton wearing a mountain of skeletons as ''armor''. Hell, the greatsword he uses and the replica swords he makes for his servants are ''also'' made of corpses!
* BadassCape: A non-corporeal one.
* TheChewToy: A non-comedic example, but reading his backstory, one gets the sense that Nito just can't catch a break.
* DemBones: Is a giant skeleton wearing armour made from other skeletons.
* [[spoiler:DramaPreservingHandicap: Considering he lost part of his power through Pinwheel's PowerParasite.]]
* [[spoiler:FlunkyBoss: He's flanked by several skeletons, all of which resurrect quickly unless [[DeaderThanDead you kill them with Divine-type weapons]]. If you take a few steps further into the boss area, a few giant skeletons will also assist Nito.]]
* TheGrimReaper
* PlagueMaster
* SinisterScimitar: Which is made of corpses and spreads plague! [[spoiler: By joining his covenant, you will receive one and, if done early in the game, becomes a long-lasting DiskOneNuke.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: During the ''Project Dark'' prototype, Nito was the original area boss for the Painted World of Ariamis.


!!The Witch of Izalith[[spoiler:/Bed of Chaos]]

The mother of the Daughters of Chaos and one of the greatest wielders of the Old Fire Arts. Her Lord Soul granted her power over Flame and Chaos. [[spoiler:When the First Flame started to wane and give rise to the Age of Dark, she attempted to use her power to recreate the First Flame with a soul, possibly on Gwyn's order. She succeeded at first, but lost control, which resulted in the Flame of Chaos completely taking over her. The resulting abomination became known as the Bed of Chaos: a font of life that became the source of all demons in Lordran. This event also spawned pyromancy, replacing the old fire arts.]]

* [[spoiler:EldritchAbomination: Was transformed into a tree-like monstrosity whose roots - provided they're not the roots of the Great Hollow - can be seen throughout the Demon Ruins and Lost Izalith, and is the source of all the Chaos Demons. Additionally, it seems the two orbs flanking the main body are actually her daughters, who also got caught in the Bed of Chaos's catastrophic birth.]]
* [[spoiler:FateWorseThanDeath]]
* [[spoiler:GoneHorriblyWrong: Her failure in recreating the First Flame turned her and most of her children into abominations and gave rise to demons all over Lordran.]]
* [[spoiler: PlantPerson: A large part of it is this. It's likely what was left of the Witch of Izalith.]]
* PlayingWithFire: She and her daughters weaved storms of fire in the war against the dragons, and she even created a unique form of pyromancy that has since been lost to history. [[spoiler:The Bed of Chaos itself casts some very powerful fire spells as well.]]
* [[spoiler:PuzzleBoss: Similar to the [[DemonsSouls Dragon God]], you do not fight the Bed of Chaos directly. Instead, you have to destroy two orbs at each extremities of the room in order to pave the way to her core, which you can kill in one hit. It's more complicated than it seems, because you will need to dodge increasingly difficult threats such as the monster's extremely powerful arms and crumbling floor.]]
* [[spoiler:SequentialBoss: As soon as you cut down one of the orbs, the Bed of Chaos will produce an additional arm made of fire that will try to dig its way to you, and some parts of the floor will start crumbling down to a BottomlessPit. Destroying the second orb will cause the boss to start unleashing fire storms as well, making the struggle to reach its core even harder.]]
* StatuesqueStunner: What is seen of her in the prologue cutscene, she's much taller than her daughters, who are more human-sized.
* WalkingSpoiler: Moreso than the other Lords in their present-day state.
* [[spoiler:WasOnceAMan: The monstrosity known by present day as the Bed of Chaos is what is left of the Witch of Izalith and some of her daughters after her attempt to recreate the First Flame went haywire.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[spoiler: WordOfGod says that the Bed of Chaos fight was supposed to have a stronger boss fight concept, but became the relatively simple-but-irritating PuzzleBoss due to time constraints that kept the concept from being properly polished. An alternate model is still in the game files, possibly from the earlier build.]]

!!The Furtive Pygmy

An unknown Lord, both figuratively and literally. [[spoiler:According to Darkstalker Kaathe, the Pygmy's Lord Soul was the Dark Soul: a Lord Soul that was completely unique, even compared to the other three. The Pygmy waited out the war against the Dragons and even the Age of Fire to give rise to the Age of Man/Dark. But the Pygmy's mission was lost to man due to Gwyn's efforts in preventing the Age of Dark. The Pygmy has been [[WordOfGod revealed]] to be the progenitor of humanity, and his descendants have received a piece of the Dark Soul through him.]]

* [[spoiler: TheChessmaster: More so than Gwyndolin.]]
* TheGhost: Only appears in the prologue cutscene as a silhouette, but not in the game proper.
* NonActionGuy: Unlike the other lords, he didn't take part in the war against the dragons. Given his only appearance in the prologue makes him look rather frail, he probably just wasn't fit to fight the dragons.
* [[spoiler: OneWingedAngel: Is implied to have become [[HumanoidAbomination Manus]] - who is referred to as "primeval man" - in the DLC content.]]
* [[spoiler:ThePlan: Waited out a whole war and the First Age of Fire to give rise to an age where humans ruled. While Gwyn took measures to prevent this, he was only delaying the inevitable, although whether this happens in the present is up to the player.]]

!!Seath the Scaleless

A primordial dragon who betrayed his brethren because he was born without scales. Lord Gwyn presented Seath a Dukedom and the archives of Anor Londo. He holds the title "Grandfather of Sorcery". [[spoiler:Gwyn gave Seath a fragment of his Lord Soul before journeying for the Kiln. Seath drove himself insane and blind while researching the Scales of Immortality he was born without. Ironically, he did gain immortality from the primordial crystal he took when he defected, becoming a true Undead.]]

* AtopAMountainOfCorpses: In the intro. A mountain made up of his own kind, no less.
* BreathWeapon: Uses "crystal breath" which takes the form of a powerful beam that grows crystals on the ground where it hits and can curse you. Later, you can "acquire" a reverse-engineered spell based on it from Big Hat Logan though it lacks the ability to curse.
* CombatTentacles: Has three tails that function as these. [[spoiler: You can cut the tip of the middle tail in order to obtain the powerful [[InfinityPlusOneSword Moonlight Greatsword]], which is ideal for most magic-oriented builds.]]
* CompleteImmortality
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: How do you fight people who just respawn a short distance away each time you kill them? [[spoiler: Just set up one of those respawn points in your dungeon, from which they can't escape. He even took the Lordvessel into account.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first time we see Seath in the opening movie, he's perched on top of a pile of dragon corpses, roaring triumphantly.
* EvilAlbino: Very much so. [[spoiler: He commands the Channelers, most of which are assigned to kidnap young women, before turning them into horrid tentacled creatures known as the Pisaca.]]
* EvilChancellor: Or evil duke, at any rate. It's implied that Seath used to be less insane during Gwyn's time, but whether or not he was any less malevolent is up for debate.
* EyelessFace: As if he wasn't weird enough already...
* GreenEyedMonster: Betrayed his kin just for being born ''different''.
** It's quite possible he has a FreudianExcuse for that.
* HandicappedBadass: He's completely blind. You can exploit this with the Slumbering Dragoncrest ring or the Hush sorcery.
* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard: You can make him accidentally destroy his own SoulJar by goading his attacks towards it. Making him destroy it himself [[OhCrap shocks him]] enough that he's left wide-open for attack for a couple of seconds.]]
* [[spoiler:HopelessBossFight: In the first encounter with him, his ArtifactOfDoom is nowhere to be seen, meaning he regenerates from any damage dealt to him.]]
* ImmortalityInducer: [[spoiler:The Primordial Crystal.]]
* LightIsNotGood: His skin is white and as the Grandfather of Sorcery, his power lies in the bending and manipulation of light. He's also one the cruelest beings in the entire game.
* MadScientist: While he is implied to have been quite sane initially, he went mad well before the game takes place.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: A Western-style dragon like the brethren he betrayed. But he has white flesh instead of scales, insectoid wings, no hind legs, and three tails instead of one, the lesser two on either side of him essentially functioning as legs. The lower half of his body is now covered in crystals due to the years spent in proximity to the primordial crystal.
** Not to mention that Gywn made him a [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Duke]]!
** To top it all off, he isn't naturally immortal unlike his brethren, all because he lacks scales. [[spoiler:His SoulJar functions as a very good substitute however.]]
* [[spoiler:OurLichesAreDifferent: Has essentially become a DracoLich due to the primordial crystal, which acts as his SoulJar. This leads to...]]
** [[spoiler:SlidingScaleOfUndeadRegeneration: Type IV due to the primordial crystal, but only so long as the crystal is intact. Destroying the crystal during the second boss fight in the Crystal Cave is the ''only'' way to damage and kill him.]]
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Averted. Gwyn did pretty well by him.
* {{Transplant}}: Originated in the ''VideoGame/KingsField'' series.

!!Velka

The Goddess of Sin. It is her duty to oversee those who have sinned and administer the proper punishment.

* AnimalMotifs: RavensAndCrows.
* AntiMagic: Linked to Occult enchantments (the kind that are specifically designed to destroy gods and divine servants).
* TheDreaded: Even the gods fear her, for not even they are above her judgment.
* TheGhost: She gets name-dropped a lot, but she doesn’t make any physical appearances as far as we can see.
** [[EpilepticTrees It's theorised that she may be the crow that brings you to Lordran, depicted in a number of statues around the game world, the mother of Priscilla... with very little evidence in many cases.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Covenant Leaders]]

!!Oswald of Carim
--> '''Voiced by:''' David Gant

->''"Thou art welcome anytime. It is only human to commit a sin."''

A mysterious pardoner and bishop of Velka, Goddess of Sin and Justice, found after ringing the first Bell of Awakening. While he does not belong to a join-able Covenant, he serves two functions: 1) allowing the player to leave their current Covenant without penalties; and 2) to pardon the player's sins, resetting any [=NPC=] you angered to become docile again and remove your name from the Book of the Guilty.

* BadassBoast: Only if the player makes him hostile.
--> I shall accept thy next confession, in the hereafter!
* BadassLongcoat
* BadassPreacher: While this isn't immediately obvious, the description of the sword he uses (Velka's Rapier) is a pretty good indication of what he's capable of. ([[NiceJobBreakingItHero Attacking him also confirms this, but it isn't advisable, should you accidentally attack another NPC]]...)
* CoolMask
* CoolSword: Velka's Rapier.
* DeadpanSnarker: Most everything that comes out of his mouth is dripping with sarcasm.
--> '''Oswald''': Stocking up on Indictments? How ''honorable'' of you!
* DualWielding: Wield's Velka's Rapier and a dagger.
* EvilLaugh: Well, not necessarily ''evil'' per se, but definitely a pretty creepy one.
* SinisterMinister: He's not necessarily evil, but he definitely casts an aura of ominousness and scorn. He doesn't say anything insulting to the player, at least until he/she sins, and even then he plays it off with a hearty laugh.
* SmugSmiler
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Content that was cut from the game reveals that entering into a Covenant with Velka would be possible. Said covenant was quite possibly either merged with or was turned into the Darkmoon Covenant.
** You were originally supposed to use an Affidavit item, similar to the Indictment item, to leave your current Covenant instead of being able to straight-up ask to.
** Oswald was apparently first designed as a 60 year old woman.
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe

!!Daughter of Chaos
--> '''Voiced by:''' Charlie Cameron

One of the seven Daughters of Chaos and sister of Quelaag the Chaos Witch and Quelana of Izalith. Found in a hidden room off of her sister's boss arena, alongside her servant Eingyi. Allows the player to join the Chaos Servant Covenant.

* BodyHorror
* CuteMonsterGirl
* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite being transformed into a half-demon by the Flames of Chaos and leader of the Chaos Covenant, is arguably the kindest and most selfless person in the game.
* FanNickname: Named "Quelaan" by some of the fan community. Other nicknames given to her are "The White Lady" or "The Fair Lady", [[InSeriesNickname the latter being what Eingyi refers to her as.]]
* GodivaHair
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:Became fused with a Chaos Spider from the waist down, alongside her sister Quelaag.]]
* [[spoiler:IllGirl: Sucked the blight pus from the residents of Blighttown and became deathly ill, blind, and lost most of her powers as a result. The eggs she lays can never bring life and she's in constant pain. She became a Fire Keeper to survive, but the damage was done.]]
** [[spoiler:If you feed her A LOT of humanity, she stops using the 'pained' dialogue when speaking to you and her legs begin to move with more strength, indicating you at least relieved the worst of it.]]
* MistakenIdentity: Equipping the Old Witch's Ring will enable the player character to communicate with her, but she will mistake him/her for her sister Quelaag.
* MoralityPet: For Quelaag.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* TheUnintelligible: Speaks the Chaos Language instead of English/Common. You can understand her if you equip the Old Witch's Ring you chose as your Gift or by trading with Sparkly the Crow. Then kick yourself once you can understand her.

!!Gwynevere
--> '''Voiced by:''' Clare Corbett

->''"Since the day Father his form did obscureth, I have await'd thee."''

Daughter of Gwyn, Queen of Sunlight, Princess of Anor Londo and Keeper of the Lord Vessel. Allows the player to join the Princess's Guard Covenant. [[spoiler:In actuality, she has long since left Anor Londo and Lordran to marry a foreign God of Fire. The version encountered is an avatar created by Gwyndolin as a means for him to guard Anor Londo, deceive and manipulate the Undead sent to Lordran into linking the fire, and eventually use her "beloved by all" reputation to rule man through her by proxy.]]

* AbsoluteCleavage: And HOW.
-->'''[[MemeticMutation traditional message outside her throne room]]:''' Amazing Chest Ahead.
* BigGood: [[spoiler: Subverted; she's the "face" that is intended to "legitimize" the plan by Frampt and Gwyndolin to get someone to link the fire.]]
* [[spoiler:DecoyLeader]]
* HotGoddess
* MsFanservice: Oh yeah...
** WordOfGod from the Japanese-only art book says that Miyazaki preferred a more elegant design. The artist who drew Gwynevere was so satisfied with his design that when Miyazaki looked at the artist's face, he couldn't say no to him.
* OurGiantsAreBigger: She takes up a portion of her chamber and the player character is toy sized compared to her.
* RecliningReigner
* ShesGotLegs
* {{Sideboob}}
* StatuesqueStunner: Justified, as she is a goddess.

!!Dark Sun Gwyndolin
--> '''Voiced by:''' Harry Lister Smith

->''"If thou art a true disciple of the Dark Sun, cast aside thine ire, hear the voice of mineself, Gwyndolin, and kneel before me."''

The lastborn son of Gwyn and guardian of Anor Londo. Born a Moon Sorcerer, he was raised like a daughter and has a feminine appearance as a result. Allows the player to join the Blade of the Darkmoon Covenant. [[spoiler:He uses his powers of illusion to make Anor Londo appear as if its still daylight, and all the enemies encountered within, save the Painting Guardians, are elaborate illusions created by him. Contrary to Gwynevere residing near the top of Anor Londo, he hides himself below the castle within his father's honorary tomb. Killing Gwynevere or entering his hideout will aggravate him greatly, causing him to attack.]]

* {{Bishonen}}
* BonusBoss
* TheChessmaster: Continuing his father's instructions to prevent the rise of the Dark Lord, [[spoiler:but manipulating the situation to his advantage.]]
* CoolCrown
* DoesNotLikeShoes: His armour appears this way when worn by the player. As for Gwyndolin himself, he can't exactly wear shoes, seeing as he has a writhing mass of snakes instead of legs...
* DudeLooksLikeALady: He even has tits.
* DyingCurse
-->''Oh Heretic, swathed in Dark. An eternal curse upon thee...''
* GenderBlenderName
* [[JerkassGods Jerkass God]]
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan]]
* ManInWhite
* RaisedAsTheOppositeGender
* [[spoiler:SissyVillain: Even if you agree that being set aflame forever is better then letting the world slips into darkness, you probably can't forgive him for his very underhanded means and his general unmanliness in a game RatedMForManly.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: Has shades of this. At the very least, it's obvious that Gwyndolin is deeply reverent of his father and is entirely devoted to prolonging the Age of Fire for as long as possible.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Gwyndolin was born with an affinity for the moon, and thus was raised as a woman rather than a man. This carries over into the Darkmoon Covenant, as it was designed to have a feminine image.

!!Everlasting Dragon

One of the few remaining descendants of the ancient stone dragons, a whelp stuck in the Ash Lake. Allows the player to join the Path of the Dragon Covenant.

* ExtremeDoormat: Takes no action if the player decides to ''cut off his tail'' for the Dragon Greatsword and still allows the player to join his Covenant afterwards. The cutting also does not break Covenant if the player has already joined.
** Granted, he's possibly [[IncrediblyLamePun rooted]] in place by the archtrees and therefore harmless.
*** [[WordOfGod It's been revealed]] that due to the Dragons being akin to elemental spirits inhabiting constructed bodies, it losing it's tail isn't exactly that big of a deal, as it can reconstruct it.
* GameplayAllyImmortality: Not an ally per se but is harmless and offers perks if the player joins his Covenant. More importantly, apart from his tail he is immune to all damage.
* SuperEmpowering: Grants covenant members the Dragon Head Stone and Dragon Torso Stone, which allow players to turn into [[ScaledUp anthropomorphic dragons]].

!!Alvina of the Darkroot Wood
--> '''Voiced by:''' Eve Karpf

->''"I command a clan of hunters who track down defilers of the forest graves. What dost thou say? Wilt thou not join us?"''

A large, grey-white, talking cat that resides in the Darkroot Woods. Allows the player to join the Forest Hunter Covenant. She is friends with the late Sir Artorias and his companion the Great Grey Wolf Sif, and considers the legend of Artotias's covenant with the Abyss naught but a fairy tale. She orders her Hunters to protect the forest and guard Artorias's gravesite. [[spoiler:She makes an appearance in the Chasm of the Abyss, leading the player to the trapped Sif.]]

* CatsAreMean: Although less so than her kin, the Great Felines who lurk near the gateway to Sif's boss fight.
* CivilizedAnimal
* FloweryElizabethanEnglish: She doth speaketh in theatrical tongue.
* GlasgowGrin[=/=]CheshireCatGrin
* MegaNeko: She's around the size of a grizzly bear.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily
* ShoutOut: To the [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Cheshire Cat]].
* TalkingAnimal
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Using [[SmokeOut mist]]. She can also [[SummonBiggerFish summon players equipped with the Cat Covenant Ring]] to attack those who intrude on the area between the Seal of Artorias and Sif's boss fight.
* VerbalTic: When she speaks, an undertone of deep yowling can be heard.

!!Sunlight Altar

A simple altar made in front of a broken statue for worshiping the sun and Gwyn's firstborn child, a god of war who's foolishness led to the annals of ancient history being lost, resulting in him being stripped of his deific status and his name stricken from the new annals of history. Kneeling at this altar will allow the player to join the Warrior of Sunlight Covenant if your Faith stat is 50 (pre-1.04 patch) or 25 (post-1.04 patch).

* UnPerson: Fucked up so bad he was stripped of his powers, sent into exile, and even his ''name'' was removed from the records. There are several empty statue alcoves that may have once contained statues of him. Apparently destroying the official library ''really'' pissed off Dad.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Non-hostile NPCs]]

!!Anastacia of Astora
--> '''Voiced by:''' Emma Pierson

The Fire Keeper of the Firelink Shrine. A martyr from an unnamed village in Astora, she was treated as a witch by the villagers, eventually leading to her tongue being cut out and either her legs broken or feet severed to prevent her from escaping from her fate. [[spoiler:Should you come across Knight Lautrec and leave him alive, he will eventually murder her for her Fire Keeper's Soul. You can obtain an item needed to go after Lautrec and retrieve her soul. She can then be restored to life, even regenerating her severed tongue.]]

* BrokenBird
* DyingAsYourself: What she wants more than anything.
* TheSpeechless: She gets better, but considers her restored ability to speak a sin.
* [[spoiler:UnwantedRescue: Of a sort. She's fine with being resurrected, its having her ''tongue'' back that she takes issue with. This is justified because, as a firekeeper, she was raised (possibly from birth) to ''never'' speak out against her FateWorseThanDeath.]]

!!Crestfallen Warrior/Heartbroken Soldier
--> '''Voiced by:''' Matt Morgan

->''"What's wrong? Have a bit of a scare out there? No problem. Have a seat and get comfortable. We'll both be Hollow before you know it."''

* CallBack: His opening dialogue is very similar to the Crestfallen Warrior's from ''DemonsSouls''.
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler: DeathByIrony: The Crestfallen Warrior's new found motivation to "do something" leads to him turning Hollow in New Londo.]]
* TheEeyore: Good lord, is he ever. The guy is apathetic to a fault, complaining about anyone and everyone who passes through Firelink Shrine. He finally gets fed up when Frampt arrives, leaving to "do something about" Frampt's apparent horrible breath. [[spoiler: It goes badly for him and he ends up going Hollow in the outskirts of New Londo.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of the Crestfallen Warrior from ''DemonsSouls''. He even has the same voice actor.
** LampshadeHanging: In one conversation he states, "I don't really care, I'm just simply crestfallen..."
* GoOutWithASmile: If the player kills him in Firelink Shrine, the Crestfallen Warrior compliments him and says that he thinks you've done him a favor.
* WorthyOpponent: "''Not too shabby.''"

!! Hawkeye Gough
--> ''Voiced by:'' Mike Carter

->''"Me? There's very little to be said. What good is a dog, with no hares to hunt? ...I am lucky to be alive, I suppose."''

One of the Four Knights of Anor Londo. He lead the great-archers during the war against the dragons. He and the Giant Blacksmith are well acquainted, and Gough left his Hawk Ring with the Blacksmith after he retired.

* AnimalMotifs: Hawks.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone: Same voice actor as Blacksmiths Boldwin and Ed from ''Demon's Souls''.
** BadassBoast:
-->''Now watch, and see how Gough hunts dragons.''
** HandicappedBadass: Turns out, the one with the nickname Hawkeye is now blind. Granted, the eye holes on his helm were covered with tree resin by some assholes who thought Gough was nothing but an utter brute.
** RetiredBadass: He spends his time whittling the vocal gesture carvings found in the new content. You know what he carved them from? The Archtrees.
* TheBigGuy: He's a freaking giant.
* FantasticRacism: If you choose to attack and kill him, he expresses mild annoyance at you, before turning into full-fledged disdain for humans.
--> '''Gough (after being provoked too many times)''': ''Ahh, so this is true human nature. [[spoiler:Artorias]] is in your debt, but thou leavest me little choice... May you perish, for the good of all!''
--> '''Gough (as he dies)''': ''Humans... hmph...''
* FixedForwardFacingWeapon: An unusual case to the usual examples. The longbows used by his Dragonslayer archers were built big enough to have them be required to be anchored to the ground in order to be fired. It doesn't help that the "arrows" it uses are cited as iron spears, and appear as such. Gough's own greatbow was a unique in-and-of itself, massive compared to the ones used by his archers. He even makes his own arrows, personally crafting the stone arrowheads and tightly wrapping the arrow shaft with tree bark.
* GentleGiant: The largest of the four knights, and possibly the friendliest.
* TheGhost: The only mention of Gough in the base game is his Hawk Ring and the hat of the archer Pharis of the Darkroot Garden.
** AscendedExtra: He, along with Artorias and Ciaran, appear in the additional expansion on the PC version of the game. Gough commissions the player to defeat the last of the ancient dragons, the Black Dragon Kalameet.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: He is blind, but is still a good enough shot [[spoiler: to snipe Kalameet.]]
* PyrrhicVictory: He tells as such to the player character concerning the war against the dragons.
--> ''The dragons shall never be forgotten… We knights fought valiantly, but for every one of them, we lost three score of our own. Exhiliration, pride, hatred, rage… The dragons teased out our dearest emotions …Thou will understand, one day.''
* WorthyOpponent: He consideres the ancient dragons this, and remarks upon the war with them by remembering how the dragons were an enemy who brought out the knights' "dearest emotions." He's also fully aware he's dipping into nostalgia about them as well.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Do not piss him off, or else you'll be on the business end of Gough's elbow drops and body slams.

!! Lord's Blade Ciaran
--> ''Voiced by:'' Hannah John Kamen

->''"Hmph, such conceit. How did you imagine that the Lord's Blade would not reach you?"''

One of the Four Knights of Anor Londo. She was a mistress at using daggers and worked as the group's subterfuge and assassination expert. A corpse carrying her Hornet Ring is found near Artorias' grave, indicating that she was the first to safeguard his grave.

* AmazonBrigade: Ciaran and the rest of the Lord's Blades.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Her dialogue hints that she is not human.
* AnimalMotifs: Hornets.
* BadassBoast: See the quote above, which triggers when the player tries to attack her and gets killed in the process.
* CoolMask: She wears a porcelain cyclops mask that's carved to resemble a feminine visage and has locks of white hair woven into it.
* TheFaceless: Her porcelain cyclops mask, which was common gear for the Lord's Blades.
* FantasticRacism: Just like Gough, she will express her disdain at humans if you choose to attack and kill her, as she thinks of them as nothing more than AllTakeAndNoGive.
* TheGhost: She made no appearance in the main game.
** AscendedExtra: She makes an appearance in the new content, mourning the loss of her friend, Artorias, after the player kills him. Her weapons and armour are also made available to the player.
* [[spoiler: ImpliedLoveInterest: Her combat dialogue strongly implies she had feelings for Artorias, and her last words should the player chose to kill her are "My dear... Artorias..."]]
* KnifeNut[=/=]DualWielding: Her Gold Tracer curved sword and Dark Silver Tracer poisoned dagger.
* LadyOfWar: She fights with grace and sophistication, twirling her weapons as if she is dancing.
* LostInTranslation: Ciaran is referred to as ''kanojo'', meaning ''she'' or ''her'', in the description of the Hornet Ring in the Japanese version of the game. However, the description in the English version forewent using pronouns completely.
* PosthumousCharacter: Is long-dead in the main game, regardless of whether or not the corpse behind Artorias' tomb is hers.

!!Giant Crow

[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A giant crow]] who can transport the player between Firelink Shrine and the Undead Asylum.

* RavensAndCrows

!!Sparkly the Crow/Snuggly the Crow/Hawk Girl

->''"Give warm! Give soft!"''

An unseen [=NPC=], who, should you happen upon her nest, will ask for items that are "warm and soft", and will leave something different in return.

* CanonWelding: Perhaps.
* {{Expy}}: Of the character of the same FanNickname from ''DemonsSouls''. It is also possible that they could be the same character.
* FanNickname: The official guide refers to her as Hawk Girl, but Sparkly and/or Snuggly are more popular.
* VerbalTic: She peppers her speech with crow-like cries.
* TheVoice
* YouNoTakeCandle

!!Oscar, Knight of Astora
--> '''Voiced by:''' Oliver Le Sueur

->''"Well, now you know...and I can die with hope in my heart."''

A knight on pilgrimage to ring the Bells of Awakening. He is found on his last legs within the Undead Asylum [[spoiler:and will attack the player as a Hollow if/when you return there.]]

* AlmostDeadGuy
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Shortly after giving you the Estus flask and the key out, he turns his sword on himself. [[spoiler: Of course, since he's undead, he comes back as a Hollow if you return to the Asylum.]]
* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin
* {{Nice Guy}}
* NoNameGiven: He's unnamed within the game itself and in the Elite Knight armor set and Family Crest Shield descriptions. The name he is given in all the meta information is taken from cut subtitle text found within the game data files.
* PassingTheTorch: Implores that the player to ring the Bells of Awakening in his stead.
* {{Sacrificial Lamb}}: Provides the player character with the Estus Flask and key out of the Asylum, all at the cost of his life.
* TheObiwan: To a degree. He was the one who dropped the corpse with a key into your cell at the game's beginning, and all the tutorial messages were left by him. As of patch 1.05, the fandom has even found hidden messages left by him throughout a majority of the game areas, which can only be seen via the Seek Guidance miracle.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was originally supposed to be your [[TheRival rival]] and ending up becoming your [[EvilCounterpart good/evil counterpart]]. Instead of Oscar dying at the beginning of the game, you were to encounter him as you progressed through it, eventually ending with a fight against him depending on whether you sided with either Frampt or Kaathe. Should you have sided with Kaathe, he was to kill you to prevent you from becoming the Dark Lord. Siding with Frampt would result in Oscar trying to become the Dark Lord himself and he would attack you to keep from stopping him. The name used in the strategy guide is the only holdover from this incarnation.

!!Solaire of Astora
--> '''Voiced by:''' Daniel Flynn

->''"Use this to summon one another as spirits, cross the gaps between the worlds, and engage in jolly co-operation!"''

A knight from Astora who journeyed to Lordran on a personal quest to find his own inner Sun.

* AmbiguouslyBi: He comes out with this in Anor Londo:
--> If I didn't know better, I'd think you have feelings for me! Oh, no, dear me. Pretend you didn't hear that!
* BadassNormal: The descriptions for all his equipment summarizes that all his combat prowess is from good, old-fashion, rigorous training. No magical enchantment here!
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: His journey is all about finding his own personal Sun. [[spoiler:He "gets" it when he's infected and possessed by a Sunlight Maggot. Alternatively, he links the Fire in his own world and becomes grossly incandescent.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: It often takes invading as a Darkwraith and running into a host with Solaire in tow for players to realize just how ''strong'' he can be, when he's not suffering from a bout of temporary stupidity. [[spoiler:Also, unaware players who run into him in Lost Izalith are in for a nasty surprise.]]
* [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy: One of the possible conclusions to his sidequest has him possessed by a Chaos Bug, leaving the player little choice but to kill him in self-defense.]]
* BreakTheBadass: Solaire begins the game as a jolly knight with impressive combat capabilities, but as the game goes on he becomes deeply depressed at his inability to find himself a Sun, [[spoiler: and lets his guard down just long enough to get possessed and become murderous as a result. ([[GuideDangIt Unless the player manages to find out how to save him.]])]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: His obsession with and innocent, wholehearted devotion to the sun is just as bizarre to everyone else he's met as to the player character, he's quick to reassure you.
* [[spoiler:DeathByIrony: Is possessed by a Sunlight Maggot. At least he dies happy.]]
* [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding: If you destroy the chaos bug in time, Solaire only suffers a temporary HeroicBSOD and recovers in time to team up with you one last time against Gwyn, then links the flame in his own world to become as grossly incandescent as the sun.]]
* {{Expy}}: Much like Siegmeyer, he is very similar to [[DemonsSouls Ostrava]] in spirit and Biorr in character. He inherits his attitude and affinity for combat from Biorr, while his side story is very reminiscent of Ostrava's in that [[spoiler:it leads to a downward spiral into depression and unfortunate death. Although his death can be averted.]]
* TheFaceless: [[spoiler:Subverted if he gets possessed.]]
* [[spoiler:FateWorseThanDeath: It's up for debate which of his fates his worse - getting possessed or linking the fire.]]
* FanNickname: Sunbro or Brolaire. The term 'sunbro' can actually be applied to any member of the Warrior of Sunlight covenant.
* GoodIsDumb and DumbMuscle: Patches' opinion on Solaire - it's more than a little hard to disagree with him. His in-combat AI is remarkably spotty, proving to be a bona fide {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, standing cluelessly directly underneath a falling dragon or in a pit of boiling lava, slowly backing off just when the enemy's vulnerable, and deciding to stop and throw a lightning bolt at perhaps the worst possible time. On the other hand, the damage output he gets from that straightsword - with just one hand! - is impossible for a player of ''any'' soul level (only getting stronger in subsequent playthroughs), and he can have his face blasted with gargoyle fire breath, be chewed up and spat out by the Gaping Dragon, or stabbed and turned into a human lightning rod several times over by Ornstein, and often still remain standing with a little health left over.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: [[spoiler:Although you won't know it if you manage to save him.]]
* HeroicBSOD: As the game goes on. As he becomes depressed, he can be found slumped on the floor and barely responsive.
* [[spoiler:HesBack: His summon sign appears for the final battle if you managed to save him.]]
* HeroOfAnotherStory: [[spoiler:He is the ''only'' other NPC you meet who, if you manage to keep him alive by going through the shortcut into Lost Izalith and killing all the chaos bugs within, makes it to the endgame. His summon sign can be found right outside the fog gate leading to Gwyn.]]
* HiddenDepths: Has a good deal of knowledge about the time distortions that permeate Lordran. There are hints that he may even be [[spoiler: Gwyn's firstborn]].
* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: [[spoiler:Solaire was the sun he was looking for the whole time.]]
* KnightInShiningArmor: His armor might not be that shiny, but he otherwise has the honorable and virtuous attitude that goes with it.
* TheLancer: Solaire is about as close as it gets in terms of a true companion for the protagonist, especially considering the solitary nature of the game. He is the NPC with the most summon signs, being available for 5 boss fights, the last of which is [[spoiler: [[FinalBoss Gwyn.]]]] The final example will only be available if you [[spoiler:save him from the maggots in Lost Izalith.]]
* NiceGuy: "But, use this [summon stone], to summon one another as spirits, cross the gaps between the worlds, and engage in ''jolly co-operation''!"
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion: In a way, Solaire's death serves as an extremely somber reminder that nobody is safe from death in Dark Souls.]]
* SenseFreak: "I will stay behind, to gaze at the sun. The sun is a wondrous body. Like a magnificent father! [[MemeticMutation If only I could be so ''grossly incandescent''!]]"
* ShockAndAwe: As a Warrior of Sunlight, Solaire is able to fling lightning bolts at foes.
* WideEyedIdealist: He stands out as the only character in the game who believes in a higher calling, as well as helping others on their journeys just for the sake of helping them.

!! Witch Beatrice

Not a character whom you speak with ''per se'', Beatrice can still be of great help to you because you can find her summon sign near two bosses, but her assistance in the first is just overkill, [[StopHelpingMe and a borderline liability]] in the second. During your initial travels, you just can't seem to find her, though...

[[spoiler:It turns out that, in linear time, Beatrice first came to Lordran ''centuries'' ago, so long ago that New Londo wasn't even flooded. She was a self-taught sorceress and on finding she had the Darksign, seemingly decided to go to Lordran to do something about it, since dealing with her own problems was something she did habitually. Given where you find her equipment, though, it's likely she tried fighting the Four Kings by herself, possibly after helping ''you'' fight them... and it cost her her life, permanently. You can find her body and gear in the Valley of Drakes just after beating the Kings.]]

* BlackMagicianGirl: Oh yeah. She's devastatingly powerful and makes fighting both the Moonlight Butterfly and the Four Kings ''massively'' easier. [[spoiler:Too bad it wasn't enough to defeat the Kings by herself...]]
* CrutchCharacter: When she's summoned for the Moonlight Butterfly fight, Beatrice is very powerful and can easily solo the boss for you. But against the Four Kings later in the game, she doesn't fare nearly as well.
* CuteWitch: Almost surprisingly so. Compared to most other characters and what we see of her phantom and whatnot, she's practically ''twee''.
* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong: Her corpse can be found outside the shortcut between the Valley of Drakes and New Londo Ruins.]]
* OptionalPartyMember: After a fashion. While you never ''have'' to take a phantom in to a bossfight, her signs can be a little hard to see. Missing her first summon makes her second unavailable.
* RobeAndWizardHat
* ShoutOut: Very likely a double: firstly, to a certain [[UminekoNoNakuKoroNi other witch named Beatrice]], and secondly, her armor and appearance, straight down to color, [[{{Berserk}} hugely resemble that of Schierke the witch]] from ''Berserk''.
* [[SquishyWizard Squishy Witch]]: Her magic is nothing to be sneezed at in a ranged battle, but in an up-close melee fight - such as the Four Kings' - she's utterly useless.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://imgur.com/a/P16WN She originally had a unique model]], [[http://www.reddit.com/r/darksouls/comments/1978yr/video_and_screenshots_of_unused_bosses_and/ according to someone who has unlocked the debug menu]].

!!Siegmeyer of Catarina
--> '''Voiced by:''' Miles Richardson

->''"No worries! Adventuring is my life; I'm prepared for the worst."''

A knight from Catarina with no sense of self-preservation, who decided to venture to Lordran on a whim for one last adventure.

* BadassMustache: Visible only when using the camera to see into his helmet.
* TheBerserker: Definitely comes across this way in Lost Izalith.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: "I am Siegmeyer of Catarina, and ''you shall feel my'' '''wrath!!'''"
* BoisterousBruiser
* CatchPhrase: "Mhmmm... Mhmmm... Oh-Hoh!" and "Here I sit, in quite a pickle..."
* DespairEventHorizon: It's been [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdliu3JOSYQ theorized]] that the Chosen Undead's constant rescuing and unintentional one-upping of Siegmeyer drove him to this.
* {{Expy}}: He has elements of both [[BoisterousBruiser Biorr]] and [[DistressedDude Ostrava]] from ''DemonsSouls''.
* FanNickname: Onionbro, due to his onion-shaped helmet.
* HeavySleeper: Is often found asleep. While standing up. In full armour. And, on one occasion, while stranded in the middle of a poison swamp.
* HotBlooded
* InHarmsWay
* LordErrorProne
* NiceGuy
* PluckyComicRelief
* ScreamingWarrior: If he aids the player in battle against the Chaos Eaters in Lost Izalith, he lets out a pretty epic battle cry.

!!Sieglinde of Catarina
--> '''Voiced by:''' Charlie Cameron

->''"Now if he'll just stay put, and keep out of trouble!"''

Daughter of Siegmeyer of Catarina. She searches diligently for her father with the player's assistance.

* ActionGirl
* BadassNormal: Travels through Lordran just like yourself, her father, and numerous others but with one key difference: She's ''not undead.'' Everyone else journeys with the knowledge that they at least will be resurrected at their previous bonfire, but Sieglinde went through her entire mission knowing that a single death would be the end of her.
* DaddysGirl: Has shades of this. Even though she's restlessly searching throughout Lordran for her father so he wouldn't [[LordErrorProne wander off on his foolish adventures]], it's clear she's genuinely worried about his well-being. [[spoiler:[[TearJerker It becomes heartbreaking when she is forced to kill her father after he turns hollow]]. Right after silently thanking the player character for helping her find Siegmeyer, she breaks down in tears before her father's lifeless body.]]
* [[spoiler:KillTheOnesYouLove: She is forced to kill Siegmeyer after he turns Hollow.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Her mother died a before the events of the game. [[spoiler:Siegmeyer later turns Hollow and dies again at her hands.]]
* ShoutOut: She apparently looks like [[Literature/HarryPotter Hermione]] under that helmet.
* SpiritedYoungLady

!! Vince & Nico

* ElectiveUnintelligible: Nico could probably be understood by the player if he chose not to mumble under his breath all the time.
* {{Jerkass}}: Subverted with Vince who initially acts rude towards the player the first time they talk. If the player talks to him again, he starts responding more politely.
* ThoseTwoGuys
* TheUnintelligible: Nico, who just seems to mumble whenever the player speaks to him.
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe]]

!!Lady of the Darkling/Darkmoon Knightess
--> '''Voiced by:''' Jenny Funnell

->''"Welcome to the lost city of Anor Londo, Chosen Undead."''

Servant of Gwyndolin, a member of the Blade of the Darkmoon, and the Fire Keeper for the first bonfire found in Anor Londo. [[spoiler:She will hunt the player down should they fell either Gwynevere or Gwyndolin.]]

* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Serves Gwyndolin because he accepted her as a follower despite her hideous appearance and gave her a suit of armor to hide her Undead form.
* BerserkButton: She won't like it one bit if you choose to [[spoiler:kill Gwynevere and/or Gwyndolin.]]
* BodyHorror: Mentioned, but never seen by the player.
* BlingOfWar: Her jewel-encrusted brass armor, which was at one point going to be one of the starter armor sets.
* TheFaceless
* TheStoic

!!Ingward
--> '''Voiced by:''' Sean Barrett

->''"Well, this is a surprise. I get few visitors, save for ghosts."''

The Guardian of the Seal, and the last remaining of the three New Londo healer-sorcerers who long ago undertook the task of guarding the seal keeping the Four Kings and the Darkwraiths locked away, in order to pay atonement for all who were sacrificed when they sealed away the darkness. He will give the Chosen Undead the Key to the Seal after he/she obtains the Lordvessel, and is the only character in the game with the ability to cure curses without the use of a Purging Stone.

* TheAtoner
* BadassGrandpa
* CoolOldGuy
* TheDeterminator: He's the only one of the sealers who remained in New Londo. Yulva left to help the infected people of Blighttown with her Remedy sorcery. The unnamed third sealer's fate is unknown, [[spoiler:but either he or someone in his robes, without the hood, is seen assisting Lautrec in Anor Londo.]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* TheFaceless: Not only does he wear a hood, but he also wears a mask.
* GodzillaThreshold: Along with his two fellow sealers, Ingward had New Londo flooded to stop the Darkwraiths from spreading to other areas of Lordran. New Londo was once a civil place, teeming with life, but this incident had wiped out the townsfolk. [[spoiler: [[FromBadToWorse These people now roam the ruins as ghosts, and the Darkwraiths are very much alive and kicking.]]]]
* NiceGuy

!!Priscilla the Crossbreed
--> '''Voiced by:''' Clare Corbett

->''"Who art thou? One of us, thou art not."''

A half-dragon being residing within the Painted World of Ariamis. [[spoiler:She was apparently condemned there by the Gods for her power of the "Lifehunter", which they feared could defeat them. Her old doll, found on a new corpse dropped into your former cell in the Undead Asylum, is required to enter the painting. Defeating her is completely optional, as she is docile when you enter the boss arena. She even points you towards the exit, wishing to be left alone.]]

* BadPowersGoodPeople: Harmless, anyway. If you cut off her tail (or craft her signature scythe) the resulting weapon bears her Lifehunter ability and demonstrates that the Gods had every reason to be afraid.
* BonusBoss
* CuteMonsterGirl
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Goes barefoot. [[spoiler:This helps track her if she turns invisible during the fight against her.]]
* {{Expy}}: One of Maiden Astraea from ''DemonsSouls''. She even has the same voice actress. She even calls you out on [[YouBastard your offensive dickery.]]
* HalfHumanHybrid: The daughter of [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction a dragon and possibly a human]]. The fandom generally agrees that Seath is in some way her creator/father. The mother, if there is one, is up to debate.
* NonMaliciousMonster
* TheNotLoveInterest: Her statement of "If thou seekest I, thine desires shall be requited not." can be interpreted this way. She more than likely meant it for the sake of malicious intent. It could also be a fancy method of saying "stop bothering me."
* PrettyInMink: Wears a floor-length white fur robe, if it even ''is'' a robe.
* SinisterScythe: Wields one appropriate for her size. [[spoiler:Her soul can be used in Weapon Ascension to remake it for the player to use.]]
* StatuesqueStunner: She towers over the player, who comes up to about her knees.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Developer interviews state that Priscilla was originally going to be a major heroine in the game akin to the [[VideoGame/DemonsSouls Maiden in Black]], which is why she looks so different compared to any of the other bosses.
** What her original role was is a point of contention as well. However, Miyazaki is keeping very quiet about what it is/was.
* WomanInWhite
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: How she speaks.

!! Iron Knight Tarkus

A fearsome knight of Berenike clad in Black Iron armor. He can be summoned to help in the fight against the Iron Golem atop Sen's Fortress. [[spoiler:Summoned or not, a corpse holding his gear is found within the Anor Londo cathedral where the Painted World entrance is located.]]

* {{Badass}}: Earns the title because he doesn't need your help to slay the Iron Golem.
** BadassBystander
** BadassNormal: Most knights of Berenike are ~15 feet tall. Tarkus is the same height as the player, and his armor is even heavier than the other knights' Steel sets.
* {{BFS}}: His greatsword, naturally.
* BlackKnight: [[HeroicMime A heroic and silent example.]]
* DiscOneNuke: Provided the AI is having a good day, Tarkus has the ability to solo the Iron Golem; sometimes by knocking him off the boss arena.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: It is [[{{Fanon}} speculated by fans]] that Tarkus died after falling from the rafters in the painting hall of Anor Londo, as the player finds a corpse carrying his armor set and weapons right next to the painting. The Crestfallen Merchant also strongly implies that Tarkus, along with other known Undeads like Logan, attempted to take on Anor Londo, only to fail utterly.]]
* MightyGlacier
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Knights of Berenike were stoic giants who wielded extremely heavy weapons and armor. Tarkus is presumably a knight of the same order, although he is much smaller than the other Hollow Berenike knights encountered throughout the game.
* ShoutOut [=/=] NamesTheSame: Shares many similarities to another [[JojosBizarreAdventure Tarkus]], mostly in that they have inhuman strength and wield a massive sword.
* SuperStrength: Almost every description of him, or at least his equipment, makes mention of his powerful strength, praised even among the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Berenike Knights]], and how his armor is so heavy it becomes unwieldy to all but Tarkus himself.
* TheVoiceless: Never speaks, and is never encountered as a regular NPC.
* TookAThirdOption: [[spoiler:It is hinted that he was the one who shattered the glass in the painting hall of Anor Londo, paving the way for the player character as the rotating bridge that would normally grant access to the main cathedral is initially unaccessible.]]
* WorldsStrongestMan: World's strongest ''human'' anyway. Never specifically stated, though his background alludes to this. It's presumed Tarkus comes from Berenike, the knights of which were renowned for their strength. Even among them, Tarkus was one of the, if not ''the'', strongest.

!!Elizabeth
--> ''Voiced by:'' Joanna Wake

->''"Indeed, the Abyss may be unstoppable. Still I have faith that Princess Dusk may be rescued yet."''

The first new [=NPC=] found in the ''Prepare to Die Edition''/''Artorias of the Abyss [=DLC=]''. She's the keeper of the Oolacile Sanctuary Garden and the Royal Wood (aka the Darkroot Forest).

* MushroomMan: Or woman, to be exact. Though she can see and talk, she is appears to be rooted and stationary.
* OldRetainer: Describes herself as something of a godmother to Dusk.

!!Marvelous Chester
--> ''Voiced by:'' William Houston

->''"So, what did that giant mushroom make you do?"''

A new [=NPC=] found in the new content. Like the player, he was grabbed by the black hand and dragged into past Oolacile. He acts as a merchant [[spoiler:and will invade you in the Oolacile Township while you're human. He can still act as a merchant after this, but will be insulted over being beaten.]]

* BadassLongcoat
* EarlyBirdCameo: Not an in-game appearance, but he was included in the original artbook released with the console editions, which means he was probably removed from the final game.
* {{Expy}}: Somewhat. His top hat and cursed smirk can be seen as a CallBack to the Fat Ministers of ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls''.
* SharpDressedMan: His extremely exquisite long coat and top hat.
* SlasherSmile: According to his hat's description, it appears to be some kind of curse. The player gains this if they wear his top hat as well.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Almost every instance of his name has "Marvelous" spelled as "Marvellous". The only time it is spelled right is [[spoiler:when he invades you as a Black Phantom.]]
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: A mild version. [[spoiler: When he invades you, he is equipped with nothing but a Sniper Crossbow, which is often lauded by players as CoolButInefficient, making him an easy target for melee attacks. Once you're out of arm's reach, however, you'll find out that he can throw daggers that cause ''bleed'', and his crossbow fires in bursts of three at an impossibly long distance.]]

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[[folder: Misc. Beings]]

!! Dragon Slayer Ornstein

One of Gwyn's top knights and a member of the Four Knights. Guards the Cathedral of Anor Londo along with Executioner Smough.

* AnimalMotifs: Lions.
* AssKicksYou: [[spoiler:After absorbing Smough's power, his moveset includes one which also send [[ShockAndAwe lightning shockwaves]] as he lands.]]
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Has an impressive trophy room full of dragon heads, adding to his credibility as [[MeaningfulName Dragonslayer]], and is implied to be the current captain of Gwyn's Four Knights.
* {{Badass}}
* BladeOnAStick: The [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dragonslayer Spear]], which is imbued with [[ShockAndAwe lightning]], is one of the more ornate weapons in the game. [[spoiler:You can forge one for yourself should you defeat Ornstein last.]]
* TheDragon: Although he'd object to the trope name, he is believed to be the Captain of the Four Knights and is thus one of Gwyn's top lieutenants. Also a minor subversion, in that you kill him about halfway though the game.
* DueToTheDead: [[spoiler:Should you kill Smough first. Not that the latter would return the favor...]]
* DualBoss: With Smough.
* EarlyBirdCameo: A statue of him is found in one hall of Anor Londo's beginning area.
* FlashStep[=/=]VideogameDashing: Ornstein's hyper fast attack in which he glides across the ground. If you're helping fight him as a phantom, even a little bit of latency tends to make it look a FlashStep.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: His most dangerous attack [[spoiler:in the second stage]], and it will most likely kill you in one hit.
* {{Irony}}: His signature ring, the Leo Ring, is poorly suited for his signature weapon, the Dragonslayer Spear, since the ring only boosts the [[{{Technobabble}} physical damage of counter-hits from a thrusting attack]], and the spear's damage is split between physical and lightning, so the ring's better of paired with a purely physical thrusting weapon.
* LightningBruiser: Most of the time, his first move is to charge the player ''very'' fast with his spear.
** [[IncrediblyLamePun Lightning Lightning Bruiser]] in fact, as many of his attacks are imbued with this element.
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel: If you kill Smough first, Ornstein absorbs his power and turns into a giant, gaining several new abilities.]]
* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead: As soon as you defeat Ornstein first, he falls to the ground, but in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, one of his fingers is still twitching. Of course, Smough, [[FatBastard being the asshole he is]], promptly crushes him with his hammer.]]
* ScaryImpracticalArmor[=/=]BlingOfWar: Some of the coolest armor in the game, making him look like a blinged-out Dragoon. He presumably sees through his lion-head helm's open mouth, though his field of vision would be ridiculously limited.
* ShockAndAwe
* TheSlowWalk: When he's not jumping around or attacking, he tends to swagger slowly towards the player.

!! Executioner Smough

The Executioner of Anor Londo, seeking the approval of Gwyn. Guards the Cathedral of Anor Londo alongside Dragon Slayer Ornstein.

* {{Acrofatic}}: He's very agile for someone his size. Justified as he's a minor God, and he may not actually be that bulky under his armor.
** Confirmed by the [[http://marioshinobi.tumblr.com/image/31955808089 official artbook]].
* AssKicksYou: One of his attacks involves jumping the air and slamming down rear-end first. [[spoiler:Ornstein will also start using it should you kill Smough first]].
* DropTheHammer: Undisputably ''the'' heaviest weapon in the game. It's accordingly powerful and slow.
* DualBoss: With Ornstein.
* DueToTheDead: Averted, both in his day job and boss battle. [[spoiler:Ornstein is respectful of Smough if he his killed first. Smough just smashes Ornstein flat if the Dragonslayer falls first, [[EvilLaugh letting out a chuckle as he does so]].]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: Not him, but his armor. The max-stat Black Phantoms released into the games of players who broke the street date wore his armor. Also, a statue of him is displayed in the hall opposite of Ornstein's statue in the beginning area of Anor Londo.
* EvilLaugh
* FanNickname: [[IncrediblyLamePun Tons.]]
* FatBastard: His armour gives this impression, though the artbook shows that he's just big and well-muscled underneath it, not fat.
* ImAHumanitarian: Used the remains of criminals he executed as ''food seasoning.'' This naturally ''horrified'' those around him.
* JigglePhysics: Definitely present. Just watch his chest.
* {{Kevlard}}: [[AvertedTrope Surprisingly averted]]. Yes, Smough appears very fat, and yes, he can take a high amount of punishment. However, both of these aspects come exclusively from his armor. It hides the fact that he's actually just as well built as Ornstein, and protects him even more.
* NoPronunciationGuide: Smoh? Smuh? Smuff? Smug? Smoo? Smoff?
** Considering the other giant in the game with a similar name, Gough, pronounces his name like it rhymes with cough, it [[WildMassGuessing could be assumed]] that Smough's is intended to be pronounced similarly.
* ScaryImpracticalArmor: Not really scary, but pretty intimidating and definitely impractical - there are no visible eye holes (his "face" is actually part of his helm and judging by the player version, sits above where his actual head is) and he can't even walk normally in it. Not that it really slows him down.
** The above link shows that the eye holes of the helmet sit just below the chin of his "face".
* ShockAndAwe: [[spoiler:If Ornstein is defeated first, [[KickTheDog Smough will crush him with his hammer]], powering his attacks with lightning for the second phase.]]
* TurnsRed: [[spoiler:If you kill Ornstein first, Smough charges his hammer with Ornstein's lightning.]]
* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Executioner Guy]]: Desperately seeks the approval of Gwyn and the Four Knights by doing the above, presumably to show how ruthless he is. This backfires spectacularly: [[spoiler:Kingseeker Frampt, a personal friend of Gwyn, thinks so little of him that he'll only pay ''one soul'' for Smough's, and it's implied the Four Knights, including Ornstein, don't like him much more than that.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: When Smough was first conceived, he was originally supposed to be one of the Four Knights, but Miyazaki liked the design too much. Smough's backstory was changed to that of an outsider wishing to join the Four Knights.

!! Knight Artorias/Artorias the Abysswalker/[[TitleDrop Artorias of the Abyss]]
--> ''Voiced by:'' Freddie A'Brassard

One of the Four Knights of Anor Londo and friends with Gough and Ciaran. Artorias was a holy warrior and master swordsman. [[spoiler:He was present during the fall of New Londo, being awarded a blessed pendant for his role in helping stave off the Darkwraiths. Artorias ultimately met his end in Oolacile, falling to the Abyss Father Manus, who corrupted the knight. His honor was preserved when he fell in battle to an unknown hero, but there are those who believe he willingly made a covenant with the Abyss.]]

* AnimalMotifs: Wolves.
* [[spoiler:AxCrazy: After being tainted by the Abyss, he becomes completely unstable, recklessly and relentlessly charging at the player, as well as howling and screaming like a maddened beast.]]
* {{Badass}}: In spades. His fight in the DLC is one of the most brutal you will have, [[spoiler: [[BigBad Manus]] notwithstanding]].
* TheBerserker: During his boss fight, full stop. He roars wildly like an animal multiple times, often times gaining a power boost as he does it. He uses [[InASingleBound wild, insane leaping attacks]], both vertical and horizontal [[SpinAttack spin attacks.]] He recklessly and relentlessly charges at the player. It makes sense considering his [[Manga/{{Berserk}} inspiration]] and [[spoiler: [[TheCorruption the state you find him in]].]]
* {{BFS}}: All three versions of his greatsword.
* BlackKnight: His dark armor speaks for itself, although the plating is actually worn-out silver with several patches of tattered blue cloth.
* CallBack: His opening boss cutscene is not unlike that of [[DemonsSouls the Penetrator's entrance from the spiritual precursor]], wherein an enemy is quickly disposed of in a [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice rather gruesome fashion]] by the boss character.
* [[spoiler:CastingAShadow: Following his corruption.]]
* [[spoiler:TheCorruption: By attempting to save Dusk from a creature of the Abyss, he became tainted by the darkness. His greatsword was also tainted. Artorias was so deeply corrupted by the Abyss he literally seeps darkness from his being when you encounter him.]]
* [[spoiler:DeathCryEcho: Lets out a cringeworthy death wail when he's defeated.]]
* {{Determinator}}: The Wolf Ring described him as having "an unbendable will of steel," which is translated gameplay-wise into a significant boost of Poise, usually enough to avoid getting stunned by most light attacks.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[{{Berserk}} Guts]]. The wolf is his AnimalMotif, he has a lame left arm, and he uses a {{BFS}} that became specialized in killing ethereal ghosts after it became cursed. His stance on the cover of the ''Prepare to Die'' edition strongly resembles Guts' on the cover of Volume 28 of the manga. His combat style in the boss fight against him is even full-on Berserker-Guts, although some may make allusions to [[VideoGame/DemonsSouls False King Allant]].
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning[=/=]SpinAttack: Artorias has two attacks like this. One is a standard horizontal spin attack he does on the ground. The other one has him doing a front flip through the air and bringing down his sword in a vertical slash.
* TheFaceless: His helmet bears a heavy resemblance to the [[LordoftheRings Nazgul.]]
* TheGhost: Artorias' legend permeates the deeper layers of Dark Souls lore, tying with several significant weapons, the history of an ancient area and a plot regarding the Abyss.
* [[spoiler:FallenHero: He's been described by Elizabeth as having "nary a murmur of Dark". He didn't willingly make the Covenant: Manus corrupted him after kicking his ass. Artorias' greatsword was corrupted twice over. During his time in New Londo, he turned his holy sword into a cursed sword capable of harming the ghosts of New Londo. The second time Manus tainted his sword, making it into the Abyss Greatsword.]]
* HandicappedBadass: His left arm is completely limp, leaving him unable to use his greatshield. [[spoiler:Granted, he used his greatshield to erect a protective barrier around a young Sif. He still gives you one of the fiercest fights in the content as well.]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: His greatest exploits involved fighting the spread of the Dark, in New Londo and Oolacile. That is, until he is confronted by [[spoiler: Manus, who corrupts him into the type of twisted creatures that he had been fighting the entire time. By the time you find him and put him down, he's so tainted by the dark that a cloud of it seems to emanate from him.]]
** The game actually nearly references this trope by name. Right before you fight [[spoiler: Manus, you can actually look into the abyss in front of the fog gate and see him staring up at you]], exactly like in the [[FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche]] quote on the HeWhoFightsMonsters page.
* [[spoiler:HumanoidAbomination: His inhuman screams, [[BattleAura supernatural aura]] fueled by the Abyss's [[TheCorruption tainting]], otherworldly speed and ferocity imply that even if he hasn't been turned into a monster ([[EpilepticTrees which is likely]]) by [[BigBad Manus]], there's nothing human about him left besides his broken, soulless body, which the Abyss uses as its puppet. Cut dialogue confirms he's basically become the physical embodiment of the Abyss confined into a suit of armor, accentuated even further with his PowerEchoes[=/=]VoiceOfTheLegion.]]
* LightningBruiser: Despite wearing a suit of armor ''and'' wielding a large sword with one hand, he can still move around with frightening speed.
* LuckyNumberSeven: Not for himself per se, but wearing his armor, coupled with his signature Wolf Ring, grants the player a respectable Poise of ''77''.
* MasterSwordsman: His Wolf Ring mentions him as being unmatched with a greatsword. It's hard to argue, given that even in [[spoiler:his corrupted state]] and having a mangled left arm, he can be compared to [[PhysicalGod Gwyn]].
* MementoMacGuffin: A couple of odd cases. In the main game, his Crest can be purchased to unlock the Forest Hunter Covenant. His ring, the Covenant of Artorias, is used to allow the player to traverse the Abyss in New Londo. Not to mention the soul of his friend Sif can be used to forge two versions of his great sword and his shield. [[spoiler: In the ''Prepare To Die'' Edition/''Artorias of the Abyss'' DLC, his Soul can be given to Ciaran for her personal weapons or used to forge the Darkness-corrupted version of his sword, and his Silver Pendant is can be acquired to make the fight against Manus a bit easier.]]
* [[spoiler:MercyKill]]: [[spoiler:Given his state when the player finds him in the past, Ciaran and Gough regards defeating Artorias as this.]]
* OneHandedZweihander: Artorias wields his massive greatsword with one hand, and wields it with terrifying speed.
** Even more ridiculous once you think of the size difference between Artorias and the Player. The player's height (male) is assumed to be around 6 feet tall, Dragonslayer Ornstein is around the same height as the Black Knights (appear around 7 to 8 feet tall). Artorias makes both of them look small in comparison. This means Artorias' sword is at the ''minimum'' '''ten feet''' long or [[{{BFS}} bigger]].
* PosthumousCharacter: Is only mentioned in the main game, and his weapon and shield can be obtained. The DLC reveals [[spoiler: the PlayerCharacter was the one who killed him.]]
* [[spoiler: PowerEchoes[=/=]VoiceOfTheLegion: In his cut dialogue.]]
* SwordPlant: One of his attacks has him hurling himself through the air and doing this attack.
* TheUnseen: In the base game, he is mentioned by a few [=NPCs=] and his sword (two versions), shield, and ring can all be used by the player, but he does not physically appear in any shape or form.
** [[spoiler:AscendedExtra: He is the second of the new bosses the player faces in the expansion, and the circumstances surrounding his demise are greatly expanded upon.]]
* VaderBreath
* WalkingSpoiler: What was initially an unseen knight briefly mentioned in several items of the main game suddenly gets much more importance in the DownloadableContent, [[spoiler:with [[TheCorruption disastrous]] [[FallenHero circumstances]] and terrifying [[CosmicHorrorStory implications]] about [[CrapsackWorld Lordran's]] [[TimeTravel past]].]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Data mining in the PC version reveals that he originally had dialogue during the fight against him. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_99HBLHz_k Prepare to]] [[TearJerker Cry indeed]].
* WorfHadTheFlu: Artorias' limping left hand suggests that it's broken and not strong enough to wield his signature Greatshield during your fight with him. One shudders to think what happens if the player has to fight him with both hands intact, [[spoiler: untainted by the Dark]], with both his Greatsword and Greatshield at his arsenal, considering he handily beats most players with one arm broken...

!!Havel the Rock

One of Lord Gwyn's followers, Havel is actually a Bishop, thought if he belongs to the Way of White is not known. He is also the sworn enemy of Seath the Scaleless.

* AntiMagic: Invented the Great Magic Barrier miracle to combat the sorcery he hated.
* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: He's either smart enough to realize he's being lured into a trap or scared to fight outside the confined space of the tower when he runs back into the tower after going through the entrance.
* AxCrazy: After going Hollow. Locked up for his own and everyone else's safety by Gwyn. Although the item description when it says "For his own good, of course" can be taken as sarcastically toned, since it was more likely done, not to protect him from others, but to protect ''others'' from ''him''.
* BadassPreacher: As one of Gwyn's followers, there's no doubt he faced several dangers and came out on top.
* BeefGate: Acts as this for one entrance into Darkroot Basin should the player use the Master Key to unlock the door in the Undead Burg's watchtower.
* CarryABigStick: His Dragon's Tooth, which is speculated to be made from one of Seath's teeth.
* ChurchMilitant: [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Bishop, even]].
* FantasticRacism: Was known to hate sorcery. This was also one of the reasons he hated Seath.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: He wields a huge ''tooth''. As a ''club''.
* LaResistance: [[WildMassGuessing Speculated]] to be the reason his loot stash notably includes an Occult Club, a weapon designed to attack gods. What strengthens this connection is a possible MeaningfulName; [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A1clav_Havel Vaclav Havel]] was an instrumental figure in the Chekoslovakian Velvet Revolution.
* MightyGlacier: Wears ''the'' heaviest armor in the game, ''the'' heaviest shield, as well as one of the heaviest weapons. Is he slow? Definitely. Can he one-shot a bitch? Oh yeah.
* TinTyrant: Although not really metal. His armor is actually ''carved out of solid rock''.

!!Knight Lautrec of Carim/Knight Lautrec the Embraced/[[spoiler:Knight Lautrec the Guilty]]
--> '''Voiced by:''' Daniel Roberts/William Vanderpuye

->''"Our futures are murky. Let's not be too friendly, now."''

A knight from the kingdom of Carim, a land of religious justice, and a follower of the Goddess Fina.

* AxCrazy
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: If the player chooses to rescue him from his cell, his summon signs can be seen available for the Belfry Gargoyles and Gaping Dragon boss fights. [[spoiler:It doesn't stop him from fucking us over by disabling the Firelink bonfire though.]]
* BlingOfWar: Wears one of the fancier suits of armor, with additional symbolism alluding to his devotion of the goddess Fina. [[spoiler:You can obtain the set from a corpse in the upper floor of Ornstein and Smough's boss room, but only after invading and killing Lautrec as revenge for Anastacia.]]
* CoolHelmet
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Let's see. He convinces the player to rescue him by way of promising rewards. [[VillainsNeverLie He warns you about a certain other notorious NPC.]] He [[spoiler: kills Anastacia, the firekeeper of Firelink Shrine, for her soul.]] This would greatly help in preventing the loss of [[ItMakesSenseInContext humanity, keeping him from going Hollow.]] If you use the Black Eye Orb found on [[spoiler: Anastacia's corpse,]] you can [[spoiler: invade Lautrec in the halls of Anor Londo, who has gathered some allies on his journey. It also makes him more difficult to kill than if you attacked him in his cell or at Firelink Shrine.]]
* [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Even Bad Men Love Their Goddesses]]: Lautrec's item descriptions show that, in spite of his monstrous nature, he wears armor symbolizing the loving embrace of his goddess, Fina.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Lautrec may be a cold-hearted sadistic killer, but Patches gives him the creeps (or so he says), and he warns the player to stay away from him. This is played with, because Patches warns the same thing about Lautrec. Which one of the two is more evil is up for debate, but since Patches retires as a merchant and [[spoiler: Lautrec dies by the player's hands]] it doesn't matter anyway.
* EvilLaugh: Often.
* {{Expy}}: Of Yurt the Silent Chief from ''DemonsSouls''. He even uses the same type of weapon as Yurt... [[DualWielding two of them]], in fact.
* TheFaceless
* GlassCannon: Sort of. Lautrec doesn't use a shield, and his armor doesn't offer him that much protection, but he can still dish out lots of damage with his shotels, whose heavy attacks bypass shields. Furthermore, he wears the [[DesperationAttack Red Tearstone Ring]] as well, making his attack power skyrocket when he's on the verge of death.
* HiddenAgendaVillain: Attentive players will notice that he planned his actions at Firelink ''and'' Anor Londo from the very start. What purpose did he do it all for? It's never said in any fashion whatsoever. [[spoiler: And you'll never find out, because you either hunt him down and kill him, or don't bother, never hearing from him again.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: His extremely ambiguous actions aside, he's the one NPC summon who the player has to directly help in some way before he considers helping them - He helps you once for freeing him from his cell in the parish by aiding in the Belfry Gargoyles fight, and helps you once for paying for his little tip later at the Firelink Shrine, at the Gaping Dragon fight. A favor for a favor, and that's ''it''.
* LadyAndKnight: A villainous example. He serves as the knight to his [[TheGhost unseen]] goddess, Fina.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:In the end, killing the Firekeeper for her soul turns the player character against him, and you ultimately have to visit justice upon him in Anor Londo.]]
* LightIsNotGood: Unlike his counterpart from ''DemonsSouls'', his armor is a bright yellow color, and is designed in a way to show his devotion to the goddess, Fina.
* LonersAreFreaks: Considers the love of the Goddess Fina all that he needs, leading to his sociopathic behavior. Although how much of a loner he really is can be questioned. When he is fought in Anor Londo, he has two unidentified, silent cohorts who aid him in battle. His dialogue and the situation suggest that he [[spoiler:might have some ulterior motive for stealing Anastacia's soul, and has been herding people into his world and killing them for some unexplained purpose. The two men are apparently in league with this scheme.]]
* MeaningfulName: One of his monikers, Lautrec the Embraced, becomes significant once you observe that his golden armor has what appears to be arms wrapped around it, symbolizing the goddess Fina's protection over the wearer as well as Lautrec's own devotion to said goddess.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Combined with NiceJobBreakingItHero. [[spoiler: Letting the ObviouslyEvil religious zealot with paranoia about all other people out of his cell (or not killing him on the spot at Firelink Shrine) results in him murdering Anastacia and disabling the bonfire at Firelink. Giving him a KarmicDeath results in Anastacia being resurrected with a restored body and more rewards for you than if the situation hadn't happened at all.]]
* ObviouslyEvil: Lautrec has the tendency to end his conversations with ominous laughter. Then there's his sinister voice...
* SinisterScythe: His signature sickle-swords.
* TokenEvilTeammate
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: Averted. If you fight him at Firelink or Undead Parish, he is encumbered by his armor and his roll is slow. When you fight him at Anor Londo, however, he is no longer encumbered by his equipment and is able to do a standard mid-roll.
* VillainsNeverLie: Never once is he actually dishonest towards the Player. He does give you a reward after you free him and return to Firelink Shrine, plus he straight out tells you that he has no more use for the maiden before you go off to ring the second bell.

!!"Trusty" Patches
--> '''Voiced by:''' William Vanderpuye

->''"This is what I do, my friend!"''

A vagabond with a burning hatred for clerics. Sets up shop as a merchant if you play your cards right.

* AffablyEvil
* AnnoyingLaugh
* BaldOfEvil
* BerserkButton: He ''despises'' clerics. He wasn't exactly fond of them in ''DemonsSouls'', either. Although given the [[CrapsackWorld bleak]] [[DarkFantasy setting]] in both games, this can be [[CorruptChurch easily explained]] in each game's backstory.
* BladeOnAStick
* BlatantLies: Of course.
--> ''(after attempting to kill the player character by rotating a bridge)'' …I slipped and flipped that lever, you see…
--> ''(after kicking the player into the pit)'' These... temptations, they can, well, overcome me...
* CanonWelding
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Although, unlike the previous game, he doesn't try to kill the player after becoming a merchant.
* DirtyCoward
* EasilyForgiven: Depending on the player character's answer to him when he asks if they're friends after his second murder attempt.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He warns the player to watch out for and to stay away from [[AxCrazy Lautrec]]. (This is a CallBack to ''DemonsSouls'', where he says much the same thing about Yurt the Silent Chief.) He also refers to [[spoiler:Petrus]] as "scum" - while this could simply be down to his [[spoiler:hatred of clerics]], it turns out that [[spoiler:Petrus]] is [[BitchInSheepsClothing indeed]] ''[[BitchInSheepsClothing not]]'' [[BitchInSheepsClothing a nice guy]]. [[spoiler:(Perhaps he witnessed Petrus' abandonment of Rhea...)]] He equally tells them to be wary of Shiva, [[AbortedArc but Shiva himself never does much in the game proper]].
* EvilLaugh: He's fond of the odd evil chuckle, but he lets out a spectacular one after he kicks the player character into the pit in the Tomb of Giants (and an even ''eviler'' one if he believes the player to be a cleric).
* FantasticRacism: Towards clerics, to the extent that he'll try to kill the player if he believes them to be one.
* HalfTruth: Technically, there ''is'' treasure in that hole...
* HeelFaceTurn: Becomes a merchant and remains at Firelink Shrine after the player character defeats Nito and proceeds not to bother them from that point on - much like in ''DemonsSouls''.
* HiddenDepths: If the player should have him back at Firelink Shrine and then proceed to make him hostile, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75OIXL7SxrE he seems to be genuinely saddened should he manage to kill them]].
* IronicNickname: "Trusty" Patches.
* ItsAllAboutMe
* {{Jerkass}}
* LaughablyEvil
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Unlike Lautrec and the Heartbroken Soldier, who are simply callbacks to characters from ''DemonsSouls'', Patches reappears here as "Trusty Patches", with the same voice actor and SchmuckBait tactics. While the game refers to him as Trusty Patches, the strategy guide uses the name (Patches the Hyena) from ''DemonsSouls''.
* LegacyCharacter: He first appeared in ''Armored Core: For Answer''. ''Demon's Souls'' and ''Dark Souls'' are his second and third appearances, respectively.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe
* ObviouslyEvil: His upcoming murder attempts are amusingly transparent just from talking to him.
* OhCrap: His (non-hostile) reaction to the player emerging from the pit is priceless.
* PluckyComicRelief
* ProgressivelyPrettier: To an extent - compare [[http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6040/6295737838_9a66f4d8ba_o.jpg his appearance in this game]] to [[http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/1480/1064053-patches.jpg his previous appearance]] in ''DemonsSouls''.
** Most likely due to better character customization. In ''Demon's Souls'' a lot of the [=NPC=]s didn't look like their character pictures during the loading screens because of it.
* RobbingTheDead: His main motivation behind tricking people into traps is so he can rob their corpses afterwards.
* SchmuckBait: A big fan of this.
* SinisterSchnoz
* TokenEvilTeammate

!! The Pinwheel

A necromancer residing in the Catacombs below Lordran.

* DoppelgangerAttack
* CameBackWrong: Whatever Pinwheel was before becoming... it, it now is an abomination.
* CoolMask: He has three of them.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[DemonsSouls Fool's Idol]]; similar attacks, same teleportation, same doppelgangers. The only difference being that you can't usually stomp Fool's Idol in ten seconds flat.
* HumanoidAbomination: Whatever he looks like under those robes, he's got three heads and six arms.
* MaskOfPower: Three of them.
* {{Necromancer}}
* PowerParasite: [[spoiler: He siphons off Gravelord Nito's abilities while Nito lies dormant.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Implied. The current [[{{Fanon}} fan theory]] is that Pinwheel was a necromancer who tried to resurrect his family. [[FateWorseThanDeath The result...]]

!!Chaos Witch Quelaag

One of the seven Daughters of Chaos and guardian of the second Bell of Awakening. [[spoiler:She and her sister were fused with Chaos Spiders when the Bed of Chaos came into existence. The two found their way to Blighttown, taking on the blight-infected Undead as servants. While Quelaag wanted to leave them to their fate, her sister took pity on them. After her sister fell deathly ill from the blight pus she sucked from their infected followers, Quelaag became her sole caretaker, and began using the Bell of Awakening as an excuse to kill any Undead who journeyed into her Domain as a source of harvesting humanity to alleviate her sister's constant pain.]]

* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Turns out she was collecting humanity in order to alleviate her sister's illness.]]
* BodyHorror: A naked woman's upper body on top of a demonic fire spider. [[spoiler:That said, she's better off than her [[IllGirl sister]].]]
* CuteMonsterGirl
* FemmeFatalons
* FlamingSword: Has her own personal sword, [[SwordLines with the unique effect of producing fire with each swing]]. [[spoiler: Like so many other boss weapons, you can forge one by infusing a curved sword with her soul.]]
* GodivaHair
* HalfHumanHybrid
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: She originally had a rather long intro speech which ran from when you entered her domain to when you entered the fog gate for the boss battle. But Miyazaki felt that the script for it was of poor quality and that it took something from her character.

!!Great Grey Wolf Sif

Guardian of a FieldOfBlades graveyard found within the Darkroot Basin, which pay honor to Knight Artorias the Abysswalker. He wields a now powerless version of her old master's greatsword, which he holds in his mouth. Defeating Sif grants the player a ring called the Covenant of Artorias, allowing them to traverse the Abyss and slay the Four Kings. [[spoiler: Sif is encountered in the new content as a wolf cub. The player has the option to save Sif from the Abyss, allowing the player to summon him during the fight against Manus. Completing the new content before gaining the Covenant of Artorias will cause a new boss intro video to play.]]

* BadassInDistress: [[spoiler:In the Prepare to Die edition, the player can find him separated from her dead master, weak and surrounded by Humanity phantoms with only Artorias' shield keeping them away from him. Should the player choose to rescue him, he can be summoned for the Manus boss fight.]]
* BigBadassWolf
* [[spoiler: BigDamnHeroes: If you actually rescued him in the Chasm of the Abyss, his summon sign will appear during the fight against Manus, [[SubvertedTrope although he's not going to do much beside distracting the boss]].]]
* CutlassBetweenTheTeeth
* FragileSpeedster: Sif is this in comparison to other bosses. Sif has fairly high damage, but for the most part, he isn't capable of one shotting you like the Stray Demon and the Gaping Dragon. Sif is also extremely fast and agile, but comparatively low in defense and armor.
* GenderBlenderName: Sif is a [[NorseMythology Norse goddess]]'s name. [[WordOfGod Only Miyazaki can tell Sif's gender as it stands now.]]
* [[spoiler: HeartbrokenBadass: Should you manage to save him prior to the mandatory boss fight against him, Sif will recognize the player and whimper softly at their approach. The player reaches out to pet him, but Sif pulls away and howls mournfully, before sadly grabbing Astorias's greatsword]].
* PunchClockVillain: He's the one of the few bosses in the game to be utterly non-antagonistic. He's only defending his master's grave, which the player needs access to in order to traverse the Abyss.
* UndyingLoyalty: Defends the tomb of his friend to the death, even when he is [[PlayerPunch too weak to stand.]] [[spoiler:The PlayerPunch is even greater if the player saves Sif in the new content before entering Artorias' grave. Sif actually ''recognizes'' the player, before reluctantly drawing Artorias' greatsword for the boss fight.]]
** {{Hachiko}}

!!The Four Kings

Rulers of former New Londo whom Gwyn granted their positions and a piece of his Lord's Soul for their council. [[spoiler:However, they fell prey to the beasts of the Abyss that appeared under New Londo, and the knights of the city were corrupted into Darkwraiths. This event led to the whole of New Londo being flooded and magically sealed. They now reside within the Abyss itself: a pitch black void in which nothing can survive, save those who have made a covenant with the beasts that dwell within it.]]

* EvilMakesYouUgly: [[spoiler:It's implied that prolonged use of Life Drain corrupted their form even further than the mindless Darkwraiths that wander the New Londo Ruins.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of the [[LordOfTheRings Nazgul.]]
* [[FallenHero Fallen Heroes]]: Were once noble and just rulers [[spoiler:until Kaathe tempted them with the Art of Lifedrain.]]
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: According to the ''Dark Souls'' lore, there are only four kings of New Londo and they can all spawn during the fight against them if you drag it out for too long. If all four are killed and there is still life left in the overall boss health bar, more kings can spawn. Possibly intentional from a programming stand point, but almost impossible inside the lore. The ''only'' way it can be HandWaved in-universe is the [[TimeyWimeyBall convoluted to hell flow of time]] allowing the slain kings to fade back into existence.
* NothingIsScarier:[[spoiler: As soon as you fall down to the Abyss and land on a pitch-black, horizonless void, you are greeted with... ''nothing''. Cue the first of the Four Kings emerging from the shadows and engaging you in battle, which more kings spawning every subsequent minute.]]
* OurGhostsAreDifferent
* {{Synchronization}}: Hurting one of them hurts all of them. See below for details.
* WolfPackBoss: Each King's health equates to about one-fourth of the boss health meter but this is played with in a few ways: the total boss health is actually ''less'' than four individual kings' health added up, the kings respawn when slain, and inflicting enough damage to empty the boss health, however distributed between the individual kings, will win the fight, even if some of them are still alive. This can lead to such shenanigans as beating the Four Kings by fighting a total of five kings, killing two and only wounding the other three.

!!Ceaseless Discharge

This massive fire creature is the source of all the lava that fills the Demon Ruins and restricts access to Lost Izalith. This creature watches over an altar, on which is placed the body of one of the Daughters of Chaos. Picking the Gold Hemmed Black armor set up will aggro the beast, leading to a boss battle. [[spoiler: WordOfGod states that this is the brother mentioned in the Orange Charred Ring description, according to the recently released Japanese official artbook.]]

* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: The largest enemy in the entire game bar none, although you wouldn't guess it since you'll usually be seeing nothing but his head and some tentacles.
* BeefGate: As the source of the lava covering the Demon Ruins, you'll have to defeat him before setting foot in yourself.
* BerserkButton: He seems content to ignore you (or otherwise doesn't even notice you) up until you desecrate the tomb of his sister and take her Gold-Hemmed Black robes. Then he shows no mercy.
* BodyHorror: He was originally born with inflamed sores that oozed lava. That is horrifying enough, but after he lost the ring his sisters made to ease his pain, his sores eventually turned him into the abomination you see now.
* EldritchAbomination
* FateWorseThanDeath: Perpetually being burned by lava certainly counts.
* MagmaMan
* MightyGlacier: Moves and attacks incredibly slow, but will put an end to even the toughest character if he hits them.
* TragicMonster
* UnfortunateName

!!Bed of Chaos Guardian

The eldest of the seven Daughters of Chaos, she protects the Bed of Chaos from any invaders that wish to harm it. While she shares the same model as Quelana, they are not the same character. Creator of the Chaos Fire Whip pyromancy spell, which was her signature spell.

* BlackCloak: The same robe that Quelana wears.
* TheFaceless
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* PlayingWithFire: Fittingly, given she created the Chaos Fire Whip pyromancy, although she's more likely to cast Chaos Fireballs and Chaos Firestorms if you drag out the fight for too long.

!!Kirk, Knight of Thorns

A notorious Darkwraith who attacks the protagonist several times over the course of the journey. [[spoiler:After defeating him all three times, a corpse carrying his armor is found in the dead-end hall near the Daughter of Chaos. His sword and shield are dropped after defeating him the first and second times respectively.]]

* [[spoiler:AntiVillain]]: Possibly. [[spoiler:Not only are the Darkwraiths more morally ambiguous than outright evil, but WordOfGod confirms that he's actually a Chaos Servant. Indeed, you even find his armor near the Daughter of Chaos. If that's the case, he was never attacking you ForTheEvulz, he was gathering humanity to ''help'' soothe the IllGirl's pain!]]
* BlackKnight
* [[spoiler:DidYouJustScamCthulhu]]: [[spoiler:He's a Chaos Servant posing as a Darkwraith]].
* RecurringBoss: He’s notable for being the only invading NPC who attacks you more than once. [[spoiler: He invades you a total of three times, once in the Depths should you head towards the [[DemonicSpiders Basilisks]], next in the Demon Ruins, and finally at the very end of Lost Izalith, with added assistance of the Bed of Chaos Guardian if you haven't killed her already.]]
* SpikesOfVillainy: He's called the [[RedBaron Knight of Thorns]], and his sword, shield, and armor are all appropriately covered with spikes. Rolling into or kicking an opponent with the armor equipped [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration actually deals some damage]], [[ScratchDamage however small]], and both the sword and shield have bleeding effect.

!!Gaping Dragon

A mutant dragon trapped within the Depths. Killing it gives you the key to Blighttown.

* BigEater: According to WordOfGod, it was originally a normal dragon that became so obsessed with eating it's body mutated into a giant maw. Now it can only think about eating.
* BodyHorror: It was originally a normal stone dragon.
* BreathWeapon: Sort of. Unlike nearly every other dragon in the game, the Gaping Dragon does not possess any sort of elemental/magic breath attack but instead unleashes a massive amount of corrosive vomit that can eat away at your equipment's durability.
* EatenAlive: Not the Gaping Dragon, but you.
* ExtremeOmnivore
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: [[http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o312/oracrest/Dark%20Souls/05-noscale.jpg Its most obvious physical feature.]]
* ObsessedWithFood: So obsessed with eating that it became corrupted by this desire.
* WasOnceAMan: Well, dragon.

!!The Iron Golem

A massive, humanoid suit of armor standing atop Sen's Fortress. Defeating it is the final trial before the Chosen Undead can access to Anor Londo and obtain the Lordvessel.

* AnAxeToGrind: [[{{BFS}} One befitting its size, no less!]] It also fires [[RazorWind streams of air that explode upon impact.]] [[spoiler: You can forge one for yourself by using the golem's core, with the ability to fire those streams as well, [[AwesomeButImpractical although it's the heaviest weapon of its category]].]]
* AnimatedArmor: Its core, which you obtain after defeating it, is actually the power source of that humongous giant, and without it, it's nothing more than a useless suit of armor, as evidenced by the core and the armor set's descriptions.
* BeefGate: It is the final obstacle you'll meet before reaching Anor Londo.
* MightyGlacier: Slow and cumbersome, but each of its swings and punches are likely to knock off most of your health.
* OurGiantsAreBigger: Definitely the largest humanoid opponent you will face in Sen's Fortress, [[AnimatedArmor although it turns out to be just a suit of armor]]. It also falls short of the [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Ceaseless Discharge.]]
* TinTyrant

!!Xanthous King Jeremiah

A legendary exile from unknown parts. Invades you in the Painted World of Ariamis. [[spoiler:His armor is found on a corpse sitting near the exit of the Painted World.]]

* BodyHorror: The concept art of Jeremiah strongly hints that, yes, his head ''is'' shaped like a giant bloody pus-weeping lightbulb.
* {{Expy}}: Of the Old Monk from ''DemonsSouls''. Both were legendary exiles who wore golden robes. The Xanthous crown is almost identical to the one worn by the Black Phantom summoned by the Old Monk for his boss fight.
* FanNickname: In Japan, Xanthous King Jeremiah's infamous turban is nicknamed "Borraginol", after a brand of suppositories sold in Japan. Some Let's Players even go so far to include the Borraginol jingle (cheerfully saying "Borraginol for your hemorrhoids!") when they use the armor.
* MeaningfulName: Xanthous means yellow. And what color is his armor again...?
* PlayingWithFire: He uses Chaos pyromancies when he invades you, and he seems to resist fire damage far more than the average NPC.
* WhipItGood: Wields and drops the Notched Whip.

!!Maneater Mildred

A mysterious woman wearing a sack on her head who invades you in the swamps of Blighttown. Defeating her allows you to summon her for help against Quelaag.

* {{BFS}}: She wields a giant butcher's knife of sorts.
* BrawnHilda
* DefeatEqualsFriendship: Soon after you defeat her, her summon sign becomes available in front of Quelaag's boss gate.
* TheFaceless
* ImAHumanitarian: Possibly. Dialogue from Laurentius suggests that if he remained stuck in the Depths, someone would've come to feast upon him. He may have been referring to the [[BigEater Gaping Dragon]], but considering he specifically mentions it being a female, and given Mildred's nickname, one gets the sense her moniker isn't just for catchy alliteration.
** The Japanese name, "Mildred the human-eater", confirms it.
* KarmaHoudini: Has apparently cannibalized several people, yet unlike pretty much every other NPC summon or invader her fate following her final appearance is unknown. In ''Dark Souls'', this pretty much means you get away scot-free.
* ThrowItIn: Surprisingly. WordOfGod says that one of the developers invaded during debugging and surprised the rest of the development team. They liked it enough that they got the data and quickly wrote up a background for her.

!!Paladin Leeroy

A paladin knight available for summoning against the Pinwheel boss in the Catacombs. He later invades the player deep into the Tomb of the Giants. [[spoiler: His gear is found within Nito's chamber, where he likely failed against the Gravelord.]]

* {{Badass}}: You summon him in an area where you must navigate through [[DemonicSpiders Bonewheel Skeletons]], and he can easily oneshot them with his [[DropTheHammer gargantuan mace Grant]], or simply cast the [[BlownAcrossTheRoom Wrath of the Gods miracle]] for good measure.
* DropTheHammer: His Grant is one of the three treasures of the Way of White covenant, and, just like other divine weapons, [[DeaderThanDead permanently kills skeletons]]. [[spoiler:Defeating him when he invades you causes him to drop it as well as his shield, Sanctus.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: Will invade you even if you summoned him for the Pinwheel battle. Most other [=NPCs=] attack you because they've gone [[AxCrazy Hollow]], but Leeroy is most likely aware of his actions ([[FridgeBrilliance given that red phantom invaders must be in human form]]).
* LightIsNotGood: He's a {{Paladin}} and a member of the Way of White covenant (its first Undead member, in fact) and he's blessed with two of the covenant's holy treasures ([[DropTheHammer Grant]] and [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Sanctus]]). He also tries to kill you for unknown reasons ''without'' having gone hollow.
* MightyGlacier: He's just as slow as Tarkus, but his armor set and overall health is slightly lower, and he has a few more offensive options besides his weapon, which leans him more towards a GlassCannon.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: As the first Undead of the Way of White, it's likely that Leeroy has been around for longer than even Logan.
* ShoutOut: To LeeroyJenkins of [[MemeticMutation Internet]] and WorldOfWarcraft fame.
* YouShallNotPass: He invades you right before you can enter the tunnel leading to [[spoiler:Nito's chamber]], although it's unclear whether or not he intended to block your path. He can easily send unsuspecting players to their deaths should he use his [[BlownAcrossTheRoom Grant's special ability or Wrath of the Gods]], which is made all the more easier since he spawns near a cliff overlooking the Ash Lake.

!!Manus[[spoiler:, Father of the Abyss]]

[[spoiler: The main antagonist of the new content, Manus is described as being a primeval human and an abyssal creature. He was the one responsible for dragging the Undead Hero into past Oolacile, as well as spreading the Abyss across the land.]]

* [[spoiler:AnAxeToGrind: His catalyst, which is somewhat shaped like a greataxe. It can even be used as a melee weapon.]]
* [[spoiler:{{Badass}}: He might be the BigBad, but he utterly trounced Artorias, and his boss fight is tied with the latter's for one of the most brutal battles in the entire content and possibly the entire game.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad]]: He is the [[spoiler: FinalBoss]] of the Artorias of the Abyss content. [[spoiler:He's also responsible for spreading the darkness of the Abyss over the land of Oolacile, defeated and corrupted Artorias, and he kidnapped Dusk of Oolacile.]]
* [[spoiler:CastingAShadow: He is the creator of Dark sorcery, and he ''will'' use those spells against you.]]
* [[spoiler: TheCorrupter: To Artorias and the citizens of Oolacile.]]
* [[spoiler:EldritchAbomination: A giant monkey-like monster with curved spikes lined with glowing red eyes and a massive [[RedRightHand hand lined with octopus-like suckers]].]]
* [[spoiler:EvilSorcerer]]: [[spoiler:He wields the Abyss magic expertly.]]
* [[spoiler: ExtraEyes[=/=]GlowingEyesOfDoom[=/=]RedEyesTakeWarning: Has numerous glowing red eyes.]]
* [[spoiler: HumanoidAbomination: He was once a primeval man.]]
* [[spoiler:ManiacMonkeys: He resembles a giant demonic ape.]]
* [[spoiler:MeaningfulName: "Manus" is Latin for "hand", similar to the abnormally large one he uses to drag you into the new content.]]
** [[spoiler:Alternatively, the name Mannus belonged to a figure in Germanic mythology who was supposed to be the progenitor of the earliest Germanic tribes. The name Mannus itself is believed to be derived from the name of the Hindu deity Manu, who was believed to be the progenitor of all humanity. In fact, the word Mannus is thought to be the linguistic root of the word English word "Man." Makes sense considering the speculation that Manus is actually what became of the Furtive Pygmy.]]
* [[spoiler:TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow: A Primordial Serpent tricked the people of Oolacile into awakening him, [[AndIMustScream and they paid dearly for it]]...]]
* WalkingSpoiler
* [[spoiler:WasOnceAMan: Is implied to have once been the Furtive Pygmy.]]

!!Black Dragon Kalameet

An optional boss in the new content, Kalameet is said to be the last of the ancient dragons (excluding Seath, who abandoned their ranks during the great war).

* BonusBoss: You wouldn't know that you could even fight him at all unless you go down the valley leading to a waterfall. [[spoiler: Triggering his proper boss fight also requires you to speak to Gough, who locks himself up in a tower.]]
* BreathWeapon: As a dragon, this is to be expected but is also notable in that Kalameet breathes black flames.
* TheDreaded: Even after emerging as victorious during the war against the dragons, Hawkeye Gough says that the whole of Anor Londo wouldn't dare provoke Kalameet's ire.
* GlassCannon: [[InvokedTrope Invokes this]] on ''you''. Specifically, he has an unique spell that doubles the damage taken by you if you were unlucky enough to be caught in the attack. The same effect is present on the Calamity Ring he drops.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Well, [[{{Cyclops}} one eye]] to be exact.
* HopelessBossfight: He can't be properly fought until [[spoiler:you ask Hawkeye Gough to snipe him out of the sky for you]].
** LordBritishPostulate: 45 minutes with hiding in a corner with arrows on the other hand...
* MeaningfulName[=/=]NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His is a play on the word "calamity", as evidenced by the Calamity Ring he drops.

!!Sanctuary Guardian

The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin guardian]] of the Oolacile Sanctuary Garden and the very first thing the Chosen Undead encounters in the new content.

* BeefGate: If you want to experience the new content, you have to get past him first.
* BewareMyStingerTail: It has the tail of a scorpion that can poison you if struck. Luckily, you ''can'' cut it off.
* ConfusionFu: It has a lot of attacks on hand that make reading it more difficult than usual. It can blast several variants of lightning, charge forward, unleash a flurry of attacks with its claws and teeth, strike with its tail, and it can launch attacks from both the ground and the air.
* [[spoiler:DualBoss]]: After you progress far enough through the ''Artorias of the Abyss'' content, [[spoiler:you can return to the boss arena and fight two more...''at the same time''!]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: Along with Marvelous Chester, it first appeared in the original art book.
* HybridMonster: It's a manticore with wings.
* LightningBruiser: It moves fast, it hits hard, and it can even fly. And with its use of lightning, it's a ''literal'' lightning bruiser.
* PantheraAwesome
* ShockAndAwe

!!Sir Arstor

The Earl of Carim. He is responsible for the creation of many items and weapons in the game and as far as anyone can tell, no price is too high for him if it will mean progress.

* AristocratsAreEvil: Possibly.
* TheGhost: He gets mentioned a lot in a number of item descriptions, but otherwise makes no known appearance.
* MadScientist: He’s the one credited for creating the Purging Stones and Bite rings. It’s just best not to think about what needed to be done to make them.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Possibly. All of the atrocities he has implicitly committed were done for a purpose and there’s little argument with how useful the results are.

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!!The Undead Hero/Chosen Undead[[spoiler:/Dark Lord]]

One of the Undead, those branded with the Darksign, locked into the Undead Asylum of Lordran. However, a chance encounter allows them to escape
Characters and change the fate of the world. [[spoiler:Defeating the Four Kings before bringing the Lordvessel to Frampt has Darkstalker Kaathe reveal that the Chosen Undead is a descendant of the Furtive Pygmy and the latest candidate for becoming the Dark Lord to usher in the Age of Dark.]]

[[spoiler:After obtaining all the Lord Souls and slaying Gwyn, the Chosen Undead can either rekindle the flame and continue the Age of Flame, or walk away and plunge the world into Darkness. Things aren't as clear cut as that, however...]]

* ActionSurvivor: In a land where even the weakest enemy can kill a heavily armed and armored knight without too much effort, you WILL have to use every underhanded, cheap tactic at your disposal to survive against monsters and gods that can kill you with the flick of a finger.
* {{Badass}}: [[TookALevelInBadass Goes from]] a mentally broken prisoner in an asylum with no option but to languish for eternity to a warrior who can take on dragons and ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu gods]]'', and even [[spoiler:[[TimeTravel go back in time]] to beat the crap out of an EldritchAbomination who tries to [[TheCorruption corrupt]] the world]].
** Any of the {{Badass}} appearance tropes may apply depending on how the PC is created.
* TheChosenOne: Played with, and possibly DoubleSubverted. At first it seems that the Undead Hero is Gwyn's successor according to Frampt, [[spoiler:except that's false according to Kaathe. Kaathe claims that the Undead Hero is instead supposed to be the next Dark Lord]]. Even then, there's an implication that the title of Chosen Undead [[TheUnchosenOne is granted to whatever Undead manages to earn it, rather than them actually being chosen.]] However, with Solaire, Lautrec, and Tarkus, who have their own world where they are the warriors with the most HeroicWillpower who are trying to become Gwyn's successor ([[spoiler: As well as the fact Solaire links the fire if he fights Gwyn with Chosen Undead]]) it seems that there might be a chosen one for every world, or with the success of the Chosen Undead, there is only one "true" chosen one among them all.
* TheChosenZero: How they are generally treated. It's not that much of a stretch given how many Undead journey through Lordran for whatever reason or another.
* CompetitiveBalance: Depends on how you start out.
** The Bandit: A GlassCannon, focusing on melee damage. Has decent armor, however, and an excellent shield.
** The Hunter: Another GlassCannon, this time relying on ranged weapons. The only class to start with a bow, but until a merchant is found ammo is limited.
** The Thief: A FragileSpeedster who relies on quick rolls, backstabs, and parries. Starts with a wicked dagger that causes bleed on hit, which also does immense critical damage. Excellent class for veterans.
** The Wanderer: More beefy than the Thief, but sacrifices the improved critical damage of the dagger for a more balanced scimitar. Also starts with a [[BadassLongcoat badass longcoat]].
** The Pyromancer: Using the pyromancy of the swamp, the Pyromancer is a MagicKnight with his decent starting weapon and the multi-purpose, powerful Fireball. Rather fragile, however. Also one of the most popular classes due to starting at level 1 with a decent spread of starting stats, which means that a Pyromancer can be developed towards almost any build.
** The Cleric: A decent melee combatant, the Cleric is a MagicKnight who starts with the Heal Miracle, making him last longer in the field, and the mace, which is unique amongst starting weapons save for the Deprived for being a blunt weapon.
** The Deprived: Starting with no items but a wooden board shield and a club, the Deprived is a JackOfAllStats slash LethalJokeCharacter that starts with 11 points across the board. He rapidly has to find armor and better weapons, but has immense potential; his weapon is also more potentially powerful than it looks.
** The Warrior: Using a longsword and heater shield, the Warrior is a MightyGlacier slash JackOfAllStats who is very friendly to beginners. His armor is fairly light yet also protecting, and the Heater Shield is an excellent starting item.
** The Sorcerer: With his Soul Magic, the Sorcerer is a SquishyWizard who favors the versatile Soul Arrow spell. With only a dagger to his name, however, and a subpar shield, the Sorcerer requires some quick thinking once he runs out of magic.
** The Knight: Of all the starting classes, the Knight is the StoneWall. With the heaviest armor, strongest shield, and HP that dwarfs all the others, the Knight's weakness is that he ''has'' to take hits; rolling or dodging is very hard.
*** Ultimately, however, the player character can become anything he wants. Stat progression is completely up to the player, along with equipment loadout.
* {{Determinator}}
* HeroKiller: It is perfectly possible to kill several heroic figures during the course of the game, though it does depend somewhat on how how noble you interpret certain characters to be and in some cases it can be justifiably considered self-defense. Most notably, with the release of the [[DownloadableContent Artorias of the Abyss DLC]], it is now possible to kill not only Orstein (which is necessary), but the other three of the four knights of Gwyn as well.
* HeroicMime: Aside from a whimper upon getting staggered ([[TheManyDeathsOfYou or dying]]), the player character [[TheSilentBob doesn't really say anything]], although talking to [=NPCs=] seems to imply he/she does speak.
** He/she does say yes or no occasionally, like many a HeroicMime.
* HyperspaceArsenal: You never have to put a single thing in your bottomless box. There is, however, a limit on the weapons & items that you can quick-switch to.
* [[spoiler:IAmWho: Darkstalker Kaathe reveals that the Undead hero is a direct descendant of the Pygmy and the next in line to give rise to the Age of Dark.]]
** [[spoiler:It's worth noting that what Kaathe says can also be interpreted another way. It could be that ALL Darksign bearers are descendants of the pygmy... or, taken a step further normal-sized humans are. Given the average size of the deities in Lordran, it's not too much of a stretch to believe humans could be thought of as pygmies to them.]]
* {{Immortality}}: Part type 4 and part type 5.
* LightningBruiser: While WeakButSkilled at the start, the player character will inevitably develop into this as they gain levels. Most high-level [[PlayerVersusPlayer PvP]] builds fall into this category, [[MagicKnight often with added magic spells]].
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: All the classes start out with some kind of shield; they're pretty much essential to survival.
* MessianicArchetype[=/=][[spoiler:DarkMessiah]]: The Chosen Undead ultimately has to choose which one to be at the very end.
* MultiMeleeMaster[=/=]MultiRangedMaster[=/=]BowAndSwordInAccord[=/=]MagicKnight[=/=]Etc: Any can apply depending on the player's choices.
* NotSoStoic[=/=]MyGodWhatHaveIDone: One of [[spoiler:Quelaag's sister's]] lines suggests that the player character is weeping as he/she talks to her.
* ProtagonistWithoutAPast: Aside from being stuck in the Undead Asylum and hints from your starting class, nothing about the protagonists history is explained.
* SilentSnarker: Although we never hear or see his/her dialogue, some NPC lines imply this.
* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn: Ultimately, the Chosen Undead is being tricked into sacrificing him/herself in order to prolong the Age of Fire. Possibly subverted should the player side with Kaathe, though he/she may be just as much of a pawn for him too.]]

!!Kingseeker Frampt
--> '''Voiced by:''' Peter Marinker

->''"Chosen Undead, who has rung the Bell of Awakening, I wish to elucidate your fate. Do you seek such enlightenment?"''

A primordial serpent and friend of Gwyn, who wishes to help the Undead Hero return the world to light. He is the only "merchant" in the game in which you can "sell" equipment to, and the only means of breaking down Titanite. [[spoiler:The ''Dark Lord'' ending implies that Kaathe was able to convince him to return to their brethren, although how he did so isn't stated.]]

* BigGood: He's ultimately guiding you on the path to undo the curse of Undeath and restore Fire to the world.
** [[spoiler:Ultimately or partially subverted, though. He's not so much guiding you, he's ''using'' you.]]
* BlatantLies: If the player should wake him up after lapsing into a deep sleep for the first time, he'll act like he was never asleep in the first place.
--> No, no, I'm fine, I'm fine. Well and wide awake!
** [[spoiler: Not to mention the whole "Chosen Undead" thing - not that his lies are obvious at first.]]
** Observant players will notice holes in a lot of things he says.
** [[spoiler: He claims that he was awoken by a single Bell of Awakening, but even the Crestfallen Warrior knows that there are actually two Bells of Awakening.]]
* ExactWords: [[spoiler:He tells the PlayerCharacter that it is their destiny to succeed Gwyn. Which they do, [[FateWorseThanDeath as fuel for the Fire]].]]
* ExtremeOmnivore: His means of "buying" your equipment is ''eating'' it and giving you souls in return. He'll even eat unique boss souls, most of the time outweighing the number of souls you gain from simply using them, with the exception of Smough's, for which he'll offer you a single measly soul.
** He seems rather disgusted with Seath, only offering a single soul for crystal weapons and Channeler armor.
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:He can be seen bowing before the Undead Hero in the Dark Lord ending, even if the PlayerCharacter disappointed him earlier by allying with Kaathe. But like all things with the Primordial Serpents, it's up for debate.]]
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard: He's actively deceiving the PlayerCharacter to a possible FateWorseThanDeath in order to prolong the Age of Fire.]]
* [[spoiler:MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Kaathe implies that Frampt is the only primordial serpent to side with Gwyn and help him in prolonging the Age of Fire, although the Dark Lord ending makes it [[MindScrew ambiguous]] since he invariably shows up along with other primordial serpents to serve the PlayerCharacter.]]
* SleepyHead: You'll often find him sleeping after bringing back the Lordvessel to him. Even earlier on, you'll hear a loud snore in Firelink Shrine after ringing one Bell of Awakening.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Says this is the case for the lords he sends you to kill, apart from the ones that have "fallen to wickedness."
* YouNeedABreathMint: He has ''terrible'' breath, at least according to the Crestfallen Warrior. Considering that he eats nearly anything you offer him, one such item being 'Dung Pies' which he pays you back a decent 200 souls for, this is fairly understandable.

!!Darkstalker Kaathe
--> '''Voiced by:''' Peter Marinker

->''"Undead Warrior, conqueror of the Four Kings, is this not your wish? To know the truth of men, and the Undead?"''

A primordial serpent and master of the Darkwraith Covenant. [[spoiler:He resides in the Abyss, and, when confronted by the player character after defeating the Four Kings, wishes that the Undead Hero would end the Age of Fire and begin the Age of Dark.]]

* [[spoiler:BigGood]]: Possibly, [[GreyAndGreyMorality for a given value anyway]]. [[spoiler:Should you side with him, he acts as your guide to becoming the Dark Lord and ushering in an age of man. It's unknown how honest he's being, though.]]
* [[spoiler:BiggerBad]]: This could well be the case, for Chester reveals that [[spoiler: Oolacile was tricked into awakening Manus by "that toothy serpent." He could've just as well been referring to Frampt, however. Then again, he's also the leader of the Darkwraiths and the one who taught them the art of Life Drain.]]
* [[spoiler:DarkIsNotEvil]]: Maybe... his claims [[spoiler:Frampt is a traitor]] gain a lot of credibility once [[spoiler:you notice the holes in the latter's claim of you being Gwyn's successor]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Frampt. However, [[spoiler: the "Evil" title is debatable]].
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: Has the same appearance as Frampt, [[spoiler:as well as the other primordial serpents who show up to greet the new [[PlayerCharacter Dark Lord]] in the alternate ending.]]
* MrExposition: [[spoiler:If you think he's honest, then he's pretty much the only one who actually explains what's really going on.]]
* RememberTheNewGuy: Can come across as this should you [[spoiler:give the Lordvessel to Frampt before attempting the Four Kings boss fight (which means you'll never even meet him at all) and then choosing the Dark Lord ending after defeating Gwyn, where he invariably appears alongside Frampt and several other primordial serpents.]]
* YouHaveFailedMe: Says this about the Darkwraith enemies found within the New Londo Ruins, having lost their way from the path to becoming the Dark Lord.

[[spoiler: It should be noted that the game is ambiguous about it all. One could consider linking the fire to be a heroic sacrifice or just playing into higher power's hands, especially since you have the option to kill some of said higher powers. And becoming the Dark Lord could be considered bringing the next age for the world for better, or for worse. And on top of that, it's quite possible that ''both'' primordial serpents are lying to the player for their own reasons- or even working together for an unknown cause.]]

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[[folder: Trainers]]

!!Griggs of Vinheim
--> '''Voiced by:''' Blake Ritson

->''"No, the reason I seek Logan is... Well, it's really my own conceit, now isn't it?"''

Big Hat Logan's apprentice, following his teacher through Lordran. [[spoiler:He eventually turns Hollow in Sen's Fortress while searching for his master yet again.]]

* BadassBookworm
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Given his nature as a spy, some fans speculate he might actually be this.
* DistressedDude: He somehow got himself locked in a house. He wasn't in any immediate danger, but he just got himself stuck.
* {{Expy}}: He’s similar to [[DemonsSouls Freke's apprentice]] in that he's the apprentice of the resident master wizard, of whom he got separated from and is currently looking for. The similarities end there, though, as Griggs is ''much'' friendlier than [[{{Jerkass}} Freke's apprentice]].
* NiceGuy: He's the polar opposite of his counterpart from ''DemonsSouls''.
* NiceHat
* StealthExpert: He's a spy of Vinheim, and thanks to the Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring and the Hush Miracle, he is most likely this.

!!Big Hat Logan
--> '''Voiced by:''' Ian Thompson

->''"This place is melting my mind. The inactivity is repressive."''

A powerful sorcerer with a insatiable thirst for knowledge, wandering Lordran for the Duke's Archives in Anor Londo. [[spoiler:After you repeatedly rescue him and buy all of his one-time inventory, he goes mad before attacking the player in the highest room of the Duke's Archives.]]

* BadassBookworm
* BlueBlood: Implied to be of high social status.
* EnlightenmentSuperpowers: What WordOfGod says about him being [[spoiler:naked in the Duke's Archives when he goes mad.]]
* {{Expy}}: He's essentialy a replacement for Sage Freke of ''Demon's Souls''.
* [[spoiler:FullFrontalAssault: Strips naked in The Duke's Archives. According to WordOfGod he's trying to emulate Seath's scalelessness. It could also make sense in that [[FridgeBrilliance you have to be naked to use the Dragon Stone items.]]]]
* [[spoiler:GoMadFromTheRevelation: Whatever Logan found in Seath's Archives, it wasn't good for his psychological state.]]
* [[spoiler:InsaneEqualsViolent: Following his SanitySlippage.]]
* LonersAreFreaks: The description of his Big Hat says that Logan was so antisocial that he wore the hat as a means of blocking out noise and people's stares to enhance his concentration.
* [[spoiler:MadScientist: Attempts to recreate Seath's crystal breath techniques through sorcery. The experimentation drives him insane.]]
* NiceHat: His namesake steeple hat with the rather ridiculously wide brim.
** The developers really think so, having chose said hat design as a representation of Logan being a venerable sage.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: At least 100 years old.
* RobeAndWizardHat: He is known for this.
* [[spoiler:SanitySlippage]]
* TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow: In the Duke's Archives after being rescued, he will develop and sell powerful crystal versions of sorceries, and after the player has bought them all and killed Seath [[spoiler: he gets completely lost in the knowledge, starts mumbling incoherently and doesn't even recognise the player anymore. After this, he'll disappear from his usual spot and show up nearly naked and completely insane in the room Seath is first fought in. Upon killing him, it's revealed he went so far as to try (and partially failed, thankfully) to replicate Seath's curse-inducing crystal breath.]]

!!Petrus of Thorolund
--> '''Voiced by:''' Sean Barrett

->''"Have you business with us? If not, I'd prefer to keep a distance, if possible."''

A cleric from Thorolund, accompanying the Princess Rhea on an Undead mission through Lordran. Allows the player to join the Way of White Covenant. [[spoiler:He shows his true colors as the story continues. He eventually abandons Rhea and her other two bodyguards in the Tomb of the Giants, knowing that she would potentially fail in her mission because she was inexperienced and of high-class. After rescuing Rhea from the Tomb, and given the opportunity, he will murder her.]]

* [[spoiler:BitchInSheepsClothing]]
* [[spoiler:BlondGuysAreEvil]]
* ChurchMilitant
* [[spoiler:EvilLaugh: Once you get him to reveal what he's done to Rhea, he starts to finish his statements with a sinister chuckle.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of the nameless Acolyte of God from ''DemonsSouls''. His appearance, story, and [[HolierThanThou personality]] are all eerily similar.
* HolierThanThou
* ItsAllMyFault: Interestingly, should the player not talk to Lautrec about Rhea, Petrus will start crying and blaming himself [[spoiler:should Rhea die/turn Hollow.]]
* [[spoiler:JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope]]
* [[spoiler:SinisterMinister]]
* WalkingSpoiler
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A dummied-out "side quest" had you rescuing him from the necromancers of the Catacombs to start his and Rhea's character arc, instead of being able to encounter him from the get-go and starting the arc via ringing the first Bell of Awakening. [[spoiler:Although it may have been cut to keep aware players from figuring out his intentions as easily.]]

!!Laurentius of the Great Swamp
--> '''Voiced by:''' Andy Gathergood

->''"[Pyromancy] meshes poorly with advanced culture, and pyromancers are considered rather unsavoury. Which is fine, as I never got along with anybody anyway."''

A pyromancer who is implied to be the former apprentice of Salaman the Master Pyromancer. He became ecstatic once he turned Undead, believing himself chosen to become more attuned to the arts. [[spoiler:Meets his end if you tell him about the Pyromancy of the Daughters of Chaos (have any Chaos-type pyromancy or Quelana's ascended Pyromancy Flame). He journeys to Blighttown to search for her, but he fails in his attempt and turns Hollow.]]

* ChromeChampion: Not himself, but he can teach the Iron Flesh pyromancy to the Chosen Undead.
* CursedWithAwesome: How he initially views being Undead. It gave him the chance to come to Lordran so he could possibly master his pyromancy the way the Witch of Izalith had.
* DistressedDude: He's trapped in a barrel when you first meet him.
* IOweYouMyLife
* InTheHood
* MundaneMadeAwesome: One of the pyromancies he teaches induces sweating to reduce fire damage.
* NiceGuy
* PermaStubble
* PlayingWithFire
* SpeechImpediment: He has a bit of a stutter. It probably fi-fits with his so-social impairment.
* VerbalTic: A slight one. He'll frequently pause mid-sentence.

!!Quelana of Izalith
--> '''Voiced by:''' Jenny Funnell

->''"Hmm... A mere Undead, yet you can see me? Fascinating..."''

One of the seven Daughters of Chaos and Mother of Pyromancy. [[spoiler:She is the only daughter of the Witch of Izalith to not become corrupted by the events that created the Bed of Chaos. If you accomplish the steps to encounter her, she will eventually request that you defeat the Bed of Chaos [[MercyKill to put an end to the Witch of Izalith's suffering]]. After you do this, she rewards you with the Fire Tempest spell and disappears.]]

* BrokenBird
* CynicalMentor: She doesn't really carry a whole lot of faith in the PlayerCharacter and even will believe him/her will have died after being absent for a long time. But she'll train them as long as the souls are good.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Quelana starts out pretty cold and dismissive of the PlayerCharacter. She gets ''much'' friendlier after [[spoiler:you MercyKill her mother.]]
* DirtyCoward: Sees herself as this.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Seems to be a thing with the Daughters of Chaos.
* TheFaceless: Her face is pretty hard to see clearly, given the hood she wears, but you ''can'' see the bottom of it.
* InTheHood
* PlayingWithFire: She teaches the most advanced and powerful pyromancy spells. In fact, she is the progenitor of modern pyromancy.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: She and her sisters have existed since before the First Age of Fire, helping their mother defeat the ancient dragons.
* {{Tsundere}}: Calls you a fool rather frequently. From the sounds of things, she thought much the same of Salaman.
** Amusingly, she actually seems to mean the [[TheChosenZero fool]] bit at first, but as she defrosts "fool" seems to become her [[AffectionateNickname pet name]] for you instead.

!!Dusk of Oolacile
--> '''Voiced by:''' Emma Pierson

->''"From my home I was taken, and banished to a plane of distortion. It was there that thou came to my rescue."''

The spirit of a princess from the long-dead magic kingdom of Oolacile, where they specialized in illusion magic.

* DeadAllAlong: She's been dead for centuries. From her perspective, you're speaking to her from the distant future.
* DistressedDamsel: Needs to be rescued twice. First from the Crystal Golem in the base game and then from [[spoiler:Manus]] in the new content.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* [[GirlInABox Girl In A Golem]]
* LastOfHerKind: Possibly. There don't appear to be any other living or sane humans living in Oolacile in the DLC content.
* PimpedOutDress
* PointyEars: Her concept art in the Design Works artbook. Not seen in-game due to the limitations of the character creation engine.
* [[RapunzelHair Rapunzel Braid]]: Again, her concept art in the artbook. And again, not seen in-game possibly due to the hairstyle meshes needing to be at the max shoulder-length.
* SilkHidingSteel: Definitely. Kind, submissive, eager to assist the player and implied to be a warrior before her death.
* SuspendedAnimation: Was inside that Golem for a very long time, considering Oolacile is no more.
** ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Possible, due to being trapped in the Crystal Golem. After you summon her, you find a female corpse with her unique armor set, implying she might have [[DeadAllAlong died long ago]] and you're summoning her before she passed away.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: She was originally supposed to summon you to rescue her instead of freeing her spirit from the Golem. The new content plays with and rebuilds this, [[spoiler:but you find out that ''Artorias'' was the one trying to rescue her. You just get dragged into it.]]
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe

!!Rhea of Thorolund
--> '''Voiced by:''' Charlie Cameron

->''"We must not let this curse overcome us."''

The Princess of Thorolund, an inexperienced cleric on an Undead mission through Lordran to learn the Rite of Kindling. Allows the player to join the Way of White Covenant if they didn't take Petrus's offer; she also shares some of the spells sold by Petrus, thankfully at a cheaper price. [[spoiler:Meets her end one of two ways. Either Petrus will assassinate her if you don't immediately talk to her in the Undead Parish after saving her in the Tomb of the Giants. Or once you buy all of her one-time inventory, she will be kidnapped for experimentation in the jail of the Duke's Archive and becomes a Hollow.]]

* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: [[spoiler: She's a lot friendlier towards the player after they save her.]]
* [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie: Eventually leading to KillTheCutie.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: Somewhat. She starts off uncomfortable around the PlayerCharacter, but warms up after [[spoiler:he/she saves her in the Tomb of Giants]].
* [[spoiler:DistressedDamsel]]
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* FragileFlower
* InTheHood
* ItsAllMyFault: She blames herself for [[spoiler:the hollowing of her two friends]], even though she also knows [[spoiler:Patches tricked them and Petrus betrayed her.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Dislikes strangers and only warms up to the player after [[spoiler:saving her in the Tomb of the Giants.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Her name is spelled "Reah" in the subtitles of the English (US/EU) versions of the game.
* WomanInWhite

!!Eingyi
--> '''Voiced by:''' Peter Marinker

->''"There is no time for idle chat. Think only of Our Fair Lady, and what she may need."''

An egg-burdened pyromancer who serves the Daughter of Chaos. He became dedicated to her after she sucked the blight pus from him, curing him of the Blight but leaving her gravely ill. He was originally a resident of the Great Swamp, but was cast out as a heretic for inventing the Poison and Toxic Cloud pyromancies. He is deeply distrustful of the player (unless the player is either egg-burdened themselves or is equipped with the Old Witch's Ring), but will tolerate them if they seek to ease the pain of his mistress.

* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: His loyalty and dedication to the Daughter of Chaos stems from the fact that she cured him of the Blight, at the cost of her own health.
* BodyHorror
* BrutalHonesty: Although he is pleased should the player become egg-burdened, he isn't afraid to inform them that their head looks "awful" as a result.
* LoveRedeems
* PlagueMaster: He invented the Poison and Toxic Cloud pyromancies, which lead to his banishment from the Great Swamp. The player can learn them from him should they earn his trust.
* YouMonster: He says this word-for-word should the player attack his mistress.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Merchants]]

!!Undead Merchant (Male)
--> '''Voiced by:''' Miles Richardson

->''"Ah, you can forget it. I'm all that she needs. Careful, she'll bite your little fingers off!"''

An Undead selling his wares in the main residential section of the Undead Burg.

* BodyHorror
* BrutalHonesty: He's very open about the fact that all his wares are stolen, and that, should the player die, he'll sell his/her belongings, too!
* CampStraight
* EvilLaugh: "Thank you kindly! Hee hee hee hee!"
* ICallItVera: Has an wooden basket that he calls Yulia, which he constantly talks to, and he believes that "she" is in love with him. It's played in a somewhat sad fashion if the player opts to kill him - he dies calling "her" name.
* IfYouDieICallYourStuff
* {{Jerkass}}: Don't buy anything from him, and he tells you to go jump off a cliff. Although he does eventually warm up to the player, should they purchase from him often.
** JerkassWoobie: If he warms up to the player, he will tell them of how he used to frequently have stones thrown at him for being Undead.
* RobbingTheDead: Most if not all of his wares are stolen from corpses.

!!Undead Merchant (Female)
--> '''Voiced by:''' Clare Corbett

->''"This is a wonderful place, don't you think? We have water, moss, moisture, these nice iron bars... I like it here, I really do."''

An Undead selling her wares in the Lower Section of the Undead Burg, near the shortcut between the main section of the Undead Burg and Firelink Shrine, across from the entrance to The Depths. Has a somewhat unhealthy obsession with moss.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Flirts with the player character occasionally. It comes off as a bit creepy.
* BiTheWay: She flirts with the player regardless of gender.
* BodyHorror
* CharacterFilibuster: Should the player decide to attack her, she goes off on a long and ''very'' psychotic rant.
* CloudCuckoolander

!!Crestfallen Merchant
--> '''Voiced by:''' Andy Gathergood

->''"Ahh, you think you're different? That you can handle it? Yes, I remember that feeling. For I was the same."''

A merchant wearing a suit of steel armor found in Sen's Fortress, trapped and depressed about his situation. He is the only merchant to sell Titanite before the 1.04 patch, so killing him is not advised.

* TheEeyore
* IfYouDieICallYourStuff
* {{Jerkass}}: Mentions [[BrutalHonesty looting off the player's corpse]] were they to die.
* LaughingMad: He'll let out a pretty disturbing giggle during the above-mentioned dialogue about looting the player's corpse.
* NotSoDifferent: He believes the player and himself to be no different to the denizens of Sen's Fortress.
* RobbingTheDead

!!Shiva of the East
--> '''Voiced by:''' Kuei Lin Hsu

->''"Fight and hunt as you like. Whoever's fastest gets the prey. That's the way we do it."''

A mysterious merchant from an unnamed country from the Far East, which is modeled on real-life Asia. Sells you his wares if you're a member of the Forest Hunter covenant. He has a ninja bodyguard.

* AxCrazy: Would have become this in his AbortedArc.
* {{BFS}}: Shiva wields a rather large katana-like sword called the Murakumo.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Implied, but not revealed outright. Both Alvina and Patches don't trust him one bit, [[AbortedArc but nothing ever really comes of it]].
* CollectorOfTheStrange:
--> I love collecting these things, but I can only keep so many.
* EnigmaticMinion
* {{Expy}}: As mentioned below, had Shiva not had his [[AbortedArc arc aborted]], he would have turned out as an {{Expy}} of Master Satsuki from ''DemonsSouls''.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Averted. Shiva's bodyguard is wearing a Ring of Fog.
* {{Samurai}}: Seems to look like one at least.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The aforementioned AbortedArc was supposed to be something similar to what happens with Lautrec. Shiva was supposed to attack you if you either showed him the Chaos Blade- in an attempt to take it from you - or gave it to him, in an attempt to test it on a worthy opponent. This would also serve as a CallBack to ''DemonsSouls'', in which Satsuki would attack the player if they showed him the Magic Sword "Makoto" (or would attack them if they voluntarily handed it over to him). In addition, he was also supposed to be invaded with a Black Eye Orb (as with Lautrec); but instead of retrieving a Fire Keeper's Soul, you were to retrieve the Chaos Blade.

!!Domhnall of Zena
--> '''Voiced by:''' Matt Morgan

->''"I have this funny feeling we'll meet again soon. And we'll make another fine trade, of course!"''

A mysterious and quirky merchant from the ancient land of Zena who sells unique armors. Originally found in The Depths near the entrance to Blighttown, he'll move shop to the lower platform of the sewer aqueduct leading to the Undead Burg.

* ActualPacifist: Although he will use a sword and shield against the player if they decide to attack him.
* CatchPhrase: "Ah, siwmae." [[note]]Siwmae is actually an informal greeting in the Welsh language, meaning "how goes it?"[[/note]]
* CollectorOfTheStrange: How he managed to get the armor of bosses you defeated (INCLUDING the Final Boss), we will never know.
--> I adore trinkets and oddities, so I trade for them.
* NiceGuy: The guy is very open and friendly. And while other merchants will berate you if you don't buy anything from them, Domhnall will happily state he knows you'll make a fine trade eventually.
* NiceHat: His unusual golden horned helmet. Which, interestingly, is actually based [[http://www.royalarmouries.org/visit-us/leeds/leeds-galleries/tournament-gallery/maximilian-i/the-horned-helmet-1-1 on a helmet from real life]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The triple crossbow Aveline was originally his before they moved it.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Blacksmiths]]

!!Andre of Astora
--> '''Voiced by:''' Sean Barrett

->''"As you've noticed, this land is flush with the mad and wicked. You won't make it through the night without employing my services!"''

An aging blacksmith from Astora who has set up shop in the old Parish chapel leading to both Sen's Fortress and Darkroot Garden. He initially upgrades standard weapons and armor up to rank +5, but can eventually upgrade up to rank +15 and gains Raw ascension, Divine ascension, and Occult ascension with the correct Embers (Large Ember, Very Large Ember, Divine Ember, Large Divine Ember, and Dark Ember).

* {{Badass}}: If the player decides to attack him, does Andre use his hammer or another weapon? Nope! He instead uses [[GoodOldFisticuffs punches]] and ''drop-kicks'', and all of them are ''really'' powerful.
** BadassBeard
** BadassGrandpa
* CoolOldGuy
* GentleGiant
* NiceGuy
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Andre was originally supposed to be a descendant of Gwyn, guard the entrance to the Firelink Shrine, and would guide the player down a secret passage hidden behind a statue to his forge.

!!Rickert of Vinheim
--> '''Voiced by:''' Adam Sopp

->''"There's nothing to talk about. We're both cursed; Undead. But what's there, ''really'', to moan about?"''

A magic-based blacksmith from Vinheim, and a self-proclaimed master of this work. He has secluded himself into a cell near the Firelink Shrine entrance to the New Londo Ruins, as to keep himself from attacking others should he finally Hollow. He starts with basic Magic ascension (rank +5), but can be given the Large Magic Ember and Enchanted Ember for advanced Magic ascension and Enchanted ascension respectively.

* BadassBoast: "I'll forge you a Rickert masterpiece; a weapon to make a legend out of you..."
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Hikikomori}}: Given how [[NintendoHard brutal]] the [[TheNecrocracy area]] he's in can be, even compared to the rest of Lordran, this is rather justified. Even the Hollows around him are only despairing.
* InsufferableGenius: He's a bit full of himself. He's boastful of his Vinheim origins, brags about being the best smith from there, and is especially scornful of "those uppity scholars" and of any Ember he can't work with.
* NiceHat
* ShoutOut: His name is a rather obvious one to ''{{Berserk}}'', as is his profession as a blacksmith.

!!Giant Blacksmith
--> '''Voiced by:''' Daniel Flynn

->''"You come, I forge, we talk. You good friend. I very happy."''

A literal giant, he performs his work in a room near Gwynevere's Chambers. Appropriately, he starts with Lightning weapon ascension and can gain Crystal ascension via the Crystal Ember. The Giant is the only blacksmith that can forge Boss Soul weapons.

* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' let him catch you trying to steal the Hawk Ring.
** He actually doesn't care if you take it. The only problem is that it's in a treasure box between him and the corner, and it can be hard to squeeze through to reach it.
* DarkIsNotEvil
* GentleGiant
* {{Hulkspeak}}
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: He uses it sparingly, but it is pretty noticable, given [[{{Hulkspeak}} the way he usually talks]].
--> I hath shiny-shiny.

!!Blacksmith Vamos
--> '''Voiced by:''' Daniel Flynn

->''"If that'll be all, then be gone with you! You'll spoil my focus!"''

A no-nonsense skeleton blacksmith found in the Catacombs who focuses solely on his work, meaning he doesn't sell weapons. He starts with basic Fire ascension (rank +5), and can gain advanced Fire ascension and Chaos ascension via the Large Flame Ember and Chaos Flame Ember respectively.

* BadassBeard: A skeleton with a beard. ''Made of chains''.
* CatchPhrase: "You'll spoil my focus."
* DarkIsNotEvil: He's a large, imposing-looking skeleton, and his opening cutscene makes it look as though he's going to be an enemy - up until he starts grumpily muttering to the player.
* DemBones
* {{Expy}}: He's essentially a giant skeletal version of Blacksmith Ed from ''DemonsSouls''.
* GrumpyOldMan: He has this personality most of the time, although he will lighten up a little should the player provide him with a specific ember.
* HatesSmallTalk / NoSocialSkills: In just about all of his lines, he mentions that he's not there to chitchat, has nothing helpful to talk about in the first place, and if the player doesn't have any business for him, they should buzz off...
** BlatantLies:...But if the player persists in pestering him, he'll clue the player in on the locations of several of the most advanced and valuable embers. [[HypocriticalHumor While prefacing these helpful facts with the irritable claim that he doesn't have anything to say, naturally.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Lords/Gods]]

The wielders of the Souls of Lords, who destroyed all the dragons, bringing an end to the Age of Ancients and starting the Age of Fire.

!!Gwyn, Lord of Sunlight[[spoiler:/Lord of Cinder]]

Leader of the Lords, King of Anor Londo, and father of the Gods of Light. He lead the Age of Fire, ruling over man from Anor Londo in Lordran. His Lord Soul granted him power over Sunlight and Lightning. [[spoiler:After the Witch of Izalith's failed attempt at recreating the First Flame, he gifted his power to the four kings of New Londo and Seath the Scaleless, and sacrificed himself to the Kiln of the First Flame to become the Cinder to give rise to the Second Age of Fire and prevent the Age of Dark.]]

* [[spoiler: AndIMustScream: He has been burning in the Kiln for a really long time, meaning his defeat at the hands of the player can be seen as a MercyKill.]]
* BadassBeard
* [[spoiler:BatmanGambit: With Kingseeker Frampt fabricating the myth of Chosen Undead, knowing that humans are {{Determinator}} and will do anything to solve the problem... thus it's just the matter of feeding them the desirable bits of facts so that the Chosen Undead will arrive at the solution he favors.]]
** [[spoiler:OutGambitted: His long-run attempt to keep preventing the Age of Dark ends up becoming this should you take the ''Dark Lord'' ending. You can almost hear Darkstalker Kaathe laughing somewhere.]]
* BigGood: He led the combined forces of his own army, Gravelord Nito, the Witches of Izalith, and Seath the Scaleless against the Dragons in the war.
* BoltOfDivineRetribution[=/=]ShockAndAwe: What he used against the ancient stone dragons to [[ArmorPiercingAttack pierce their scales]]. [[spoiler:While he doesn't use this in the boss fight against him, you can acquire up to three spells to use this yourself, the third version requiring Gwyn's Soul to obtain it.]]
* [[spoiler:BroughtDownToBadass: Somewhat. The Gwyn you meet in the game has only a small fraction of his godly power remaining, as he divided his soul, and power, among his subjects before he set off for the Kiln, becoming an EmptyShell in the process and losing what little sanity he had left. Even then, once the PlayerCharacter reaches him, he still gives one, final fight with his [[MasterSwordsman unparalleled swordmanship]] and [[LightningBruiser overall agility]].]]
* CoolCrown: [[spoiler:You can purchase this, along with Gwyn's entire outfit, from Domhall of Zena once you meet the merchant in NewGamePlus.]]
* DefiantToTheEnd:[[spoiler: Sacrificed everything he had to link the flame and prolong the Age of Fire a while longer, an act which the opening narration plainly states could only be delaying the inevitable.]]
* [[spoiler:EmptyShell: His thousand years of burning in the Kiln has left him hollowed.]]
* [[spoiler:FallenHero: You meet and fight him in a state where it's hard to even recognize him as the one who overthrew the dragons in the distant past.]]
* [[spoiler:FinalBoss: Defeating him leads you to start a [[NewGamePlus new gameplay cycle]].]]
* FlamingSword: Wields one [[spoiler:during his boss fight. Can be acquired through using Gwyn's Soul in a Weapon Ascension, but the crafted version isn't on fire.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: Gwyn knew he wouldn't be returning from [[spoiler:the Kiln of the First Flame]], although it's unknown if he was aware of exactly what would happen when he would [[spoiler:relink the fire]]. Even [[spoiler: Kaathe admits that what Gwyn did was a sacrifice, to burn in the Kiln for eternity, slowly going insane from the pain...]] Unfortunately, everything just gets even ''worse'' with him gone: [[spoiler: those he entrusted his Lord Soul to go mad and his children are all too selfish to even bother trying to keep the country together.]]
* LightIsGood[=/=][[spoiler:LightIsNotGood]]: Gwyn originally defeated the dragons, brought order to the world, and sacrificed himself to preserve the Age of Fire. [[spoiler:After burning for so long in the Kiln, [[AndIMustScream however]], he went [[EmptyShell Hollow]], [[CrushKillDestroy and the "good" sort of fell off]].]]
* LightningBruiser: Gwyn is unbelievably fast, unrelenting, powerful and deadly with his greatsword, [[spoiler:traits that are put on display in the player's [[FinalBoss final fight]] against him.]]
* TheLastDance: His decision to [[spoiler: attack you at the end]] could be interpreted as this.[[spoiler: He already sacrified everything he had to relink the flame and [[EmptyShell has nothing left by the time you meet him]].]] So, keeping [[DefiantToTheEnd in character]], he may [[spoiler: have realized what the Chosen Undead came to do, and decided to go out with one last defiant act.]]
* MasterSwordsman: The only one who can come even close to rivaling him is [[TheBerserker Artorias]]. [[spoiler:He shows you just how dangerous he can be with it when you fight him.]]
* PhysicalGod
* ThePowerOfTheSun: Althought it has less to do with [[PlayingWithFire fire]] and more with [[ShockAndAwe lightning]].

!!Gravelord Nito

The first of the dead, a literal mountain of corpses, and Leader of the Gravelord Servant Covenant. His Lord Soul granted him power over Death, and he functions as the Grim Reaper. [[spoiler:His powers have waned, however, due to a necromancer known only as "The Pinwheel" stealing a part of them for himself and his servants while Nito lays dormant. Nito himself resides in a massive coffin deep within the Tomb of the Giants.]]

* AndIMustScream: Quite literally. Screaming can be heard with no clear source through many of Nito's movements and attacks, some more numerous than others, implying that some of the corpses that make him up may at least be partially aware. If they are, there's no doubt that they're in a great deal of pain.
* AtopAMountainOfCorpses: He ''is'' a mountain of corpses. Specifically, he's a giant skeleton wearing a mountain of skeletons as ''armor''. Hell, the greatsword he uses and the replica swords he makes for his servants are ''also'' made of corpses!
* BadassCape: A non-corporeal one.
* TheChewToy: A non-comedic example, but reading his backstory, one gets the sense that Nito just can't catch a break.
* DemBones: Is a giant skeleton wearing armour made from other skeletons.
* [[spoiler:DramaPreservingHandicap: Considering he lost part of his power through Pinwheel's PowerParasite.]]
* [[spoiler:FlunkyBoss: He's flanked by several skeletons, all of which resurrect quickly unless [[DeaderThanDead you kill them with Divine-type weapons]]. If you take a few steps further into the boss area, a few giant skeletons will also assist Nito.]]
* TheGrimReaper
* PlagueMaster
* SinisterScimitar: Which is made of corpses and spreads plague! [[spoiler: By joining his covenant, you will receive one and, if done early in the game, becomes a long-lasting DiskOneNuke.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: During the ''Project Dark'' prototype, Nito was the original area boss for the Painted World of Ariamis.


!!The Witch of Izalith[[spoiler:/Bed of Chaos]]

The mother of the Daughters of Chaos and one of the greatest wielders of the Old Fire Arts. Her Lord Soul granted her power over Flame and Chaos. [[spoiler:When the First Flame started to wane and give rise to the Age of Dark, she attempted to use her power to recreate the First Flame with a soul, possibly on Gwyn's order. She succeeded at first, but lost control, which resulted in the Flame of Chaos completely taking over her. The resulting abomination became known as the Bed of Chaos: a font of life that became the source of all demons in Lordran. This event also spawned pyromancy, replacing the old fire arts.]]

* [[spoiler:EldritchAbomination: Was transformed into a tree-like monstrosity whose roots - provided they're not the roots of the Great Hollow - can be seen throughout the Demon Ruins and Lost Izalith, and is the source of all the Chaos Demons. Additionally, it seems the two orbs flanking the main body are actually her daughters, who also got caught in the Bed of Chaos's catastrophic birth.]]
* [[spoiler:FateWorseThanDeath]]
* [[spoiler:GoneHorriblyWrong: Her failure in recreating the First Flame turned her and most of her children into abominations and gave rise to demons all over Lordran.]]
* [[spoiler: PlantPerson: A large part of it is this. It's likely what was left of the Witch of Izalith.]]
* PlayingWithFire: She and her daughters weaved storms of fire in the war against the dragons, and she even created a unique form of pyromancy that has since been lost to history. [[spoiler:The Bed of Chaos itself casts some very powerful fire spells as well.]]
* [[spoiler:PuzzleBoss: Similar to the [[DemonsSouls Dragon God]], you do not fight the Bed of Chaos directly. Instead, you have to destroy two orbs at each extremities of the room in order to pave the way to her core, which you can kill in one hit. It's more complicated than it seems, because you will need to dodge increasingly difficult threats such as the monster's extremely powerful arms and crumbling floor.]]
* [[spoiler:SequentialBoss: As soon as you cut down one of the orbs, the Bed of Chaos will produce an additional arm made of fire that will try to dig its way to you, and some parts of the floor will start crumbling down to a BottomlessPit. Destroying the second orb will cause the boss to start unleashing fire storms as well, making the struggle to reach its core even harder.]]
* StatuesqueStunner: What is seen of her in the prologue cutscene, she's much taller than her daughters, who are more human-sized.
* WalkingSpoiler: Moreso than the other Lords in their present-day state.
* [[spoiler:WasOnceAMan: The monstrosity known by present day as the Bed of Chaos is what is left of the Witch of Izalith and some of her daughters after her attempt to recreate the First Flame went haywire.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[spoiler: WordOfGod says that the Bed of Chaos fight was supposed to have a stronger boss fight concept, but became the relatively simple-but-irritating PuzzleBoss due to time constraints that kept the concept from being properly polished. An alternate model is still in the game files, possibly from the earlier build.]]

!!The Furtive Pygmy

An unknown Lord, both figuratively and literally. [[spoiler:According to Darkstalker Kaathe, the Pygmy's Lord Soul was the Dark Soul: a Lord Soul that was completely unique, even compared to the other three. The Pygmy waited out the war against the Dragons and even the Age of Fire to give rise to the Age of Man/Dark. But the Pygmy's mission was lost to man due to Gwyn's efforts in preventing the Age of Dark. The Pygmy has been [[WordOfGod revealed]] to be the progenitor of humanity, and his descendants have received a piece of the Dark Soul through him.]]

* [[spoiler: TheChessmaster: More so than Gwyndolin.]]
* TheGhost: Only appears in the prologue cutscene as a silhouette, but not in the game proper.
* NonActionGuy: Unlike the other lords, he didn't take part in the war against the dragons. Given his only appearance in the prologue makes him look rather frail, he probably just wasn't fit to fight the dragons.
* [[spoiler: OneWingedAngel: Is implied to have become [[HumanoidAbomination Manus]] - who is referred to as "primeval man" - in the DLC content.]]
* [[spoiler:ThePlan: Waited out a whole war and the First Age of Fire to give rise to an age where humans ruled. While Gwyn took measures to prevent this, he was only delaying the inevitable, although whether this happens in the present is up to the player.]]

!!Seath the Scaleless

A primordial dragon who betrayed his brethren because he was born without scales. Lord Gwyn presented Seath a Dukedom and the archives of Anor Londo. He holds the title "Grandfather of Sorcery". [[spoiler:Gwyn gave Seath a fragment of his Lord Soul before journeying for the Kiln. Seath drove himself insane and blind while researching the Scales of Immortality he was born without. Ironically, he did gain immortality from the primordial crystal he took when he defected, becoming a true Undead.]]

* AtopAMountainOfCorpses: In the intro. A mountain made up of his own kind, no less.
* BreathWeapon: Uses "crystal breath" which takes the form of a powerful beam that grows crystals on the ground where it hits and can curse you. Later, you can "acquire" a reverse-engineered spell based on it from Big Hat Logan though it lacks the ability to curse.
* CombatTentacles: Has three tails that function as these. [[spoiler: You can cut the tip of the middle tail in order to obtain the powerful [[InfinityPlusOneSword Moonlight Greatsword]], which is ideal for most magic-oriented builds.]]
* CompleteImmortality
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: How do you fight people who just respawn a short distance away each time you kill them? [[spoiler: Just set up one of those respawn points in your dungeon, from which they can't escape. He even took the Lordvessel into account.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first time we see Seath in the opening movie, he's perched on top of a pile of dragon corpses, roaring triumphantly.
* EvilAlbino: Very much so. [[spoiler: He commands the Channelers, most of which are assigned to kidnap young women, before turning them into horrid tentacled creatures known as the Pisaca.]]
* EvilChancellor: Or evil duke, at any rate. It's implied that Seath used to be less insane during Gwyn's time, but whether or not he was any less malevolent is up for debate.
* EyelessFace: As if he wasn't weird enough already...
* GreenEyedMonster: Betrayed his kin just for being born ''different''.
** It's quite possible he has a FreudianExcuse for that.
* HandicappedBadass: He's completely blind. You can exploit this with the Slumbering Dragoncrest ring or the Hush sorcery.
* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard: You can make him accidentally destroy his own SoulJar by goading his attacks towards it. Making him destroy it himself [[OhCrap shocks him]] enough that he's left wide-open for attack for a couple of seconds.]]
* [[spoiler:HopelessBossFight: In the first encounter with him, his ArtifactOfDoom is nowhere to be seen, meaning he regenerates from any damage dealt to him.]]
* ImmortalityInducer: [[spoiler:The Primordial Crystal.]]
* LightIsNotGood: His skin is white and as the Grandfather of Sorcery, his power lies in the bending and manipulation of light. He's also one the cruelest beings in the entire game.
* MadScientist: While he is implied to have been quite sane initially, he went mad well before the game takes place.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: A Western-style dragon like the brethren he betrayed. But he has white flesh instead of scales, insectoid wings, no hind legs, and three tails instead of one, the lesser two on either side of him essentially functioning as legs. The lower half of his body is now covered in crystals due to the years spent in proximity to the primordial crystal.
** Not to mention that Gywn made him a [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Duke]]!
** To top it all off, he isn't naturally immortal unlike his brethren, all because he lacks scales. [[spoiler:His SoulJar functions as a very good substitute however.]]
* [[spoiler:OurLichesAreDifferent: Has essentially become a DracoLich due to the primordial crystal, which acts as his SoulJar. This leads to...]]
** [[spoiler:SlidingScaleOfUndeadRegeneration: Type IV due to the primordial crystal, but only so long as the crystal is intact. Destroying the crystal during the second boss fight in the Crystal Cave is the ''only'' way to damage and kill him.]]
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Averted. Gwyn did pretty well by him.
* {{Transplant}}: Originated in the ''VideoGame/KingsField'' series.

!!Velka

The Goddess of Sin. It is her duty to oversee those who have sinned and administer the proper punishment.

* AnimalMotifs: RavensAndCrows.
* AntiMagic: Linked to Occult enchantments (the kind that are specifically designed to destroy gods and divine servants).
* TheDreaded: Even the gods fear her, for not even they are above her judgment.
* TheGhost: She gets name-dropped a lot, but she doesn’t make any physical appearances as far as we can see.
** [[EpilepticTrees It's theorised that she may be the crow that brings you to Lordran, depicted in a number of statues around the game world, the mother of Priscilla... with very little evidence in many cases.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Covenant Leaders]]

!!Oswald of Carim
--> '''Voiced by:''' David Gant

->''"Thou art welcome anytime. It is only human to commit a sin."''

A mysterious pardoner and bishop of Velka, Goddess of Sin and Justice, found after ringing the first Bell of Awakening. While he does not belong to a join-able Covenant, he serves two functions: 1) allowing the player to leave their current Covenant without penalties; and 2) to pardon the player's sins, resetting any [=NPC=] you angered to become docile again and remove your name from the Book of the Guilty.

* BadassBoast: Only if the player makes him hostile.
--> I shall accept thy next confession, in the hereafter!
* BadassLongcoat
* BadassPreacher: While this isn't immediately obvious, the description of the sword he uses (Velka's Rapier) is a pretty good indication of what he's capable of. ([[NiceJobBreakingItHero Attacking him also confirms this, but it isn't advisable, should you accidentally attack another NPC]]...)
* CoolMask
* CoolSword: Velka's Rapier.
* DeadpanSnarker: Most everything that comes out of his mouth is dripping with sarcasm.
--> '''Oswald''': Stocking up on Indictments? How ''honorable'' of you!
* DualWielding: Wield's Velka's Rapier and a dagger.
* EvilLaugh: Well, not necessarily ''evil'' per se, but definitely a pretty creepy one.
* SinisterMinister: He's not necessarily evil, but he definitely casts an aura of ominousness and scorn. He doesn't say anything insulting to the player, at least until he/she sins, and even then he plays it off with a hearty laugh.
* SmugSmiler
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Content that was cut from the game reveals that entering into a Covenant with Velka would be possible. Said covenant was quite possibly either merged with or was turned into the Darkmoon Covenant.
** You were originally supposed to use an Affidavit item, similar to the Indictment item, to leave your current Covenant instead of being able to straight-up ask to.
** Oswald was apparently first designed as a 60 year old woman.
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe

!!Daughter of Chaos
--> '''Voiced by:''' Charlie Cameron

One of the seven Daughters of Chaos and sister of Quelaag the Chaos Witch and Quelana of Izalith. Found in a hidden room off of her sister's boss arena, alongside her servant Eingyi. Allows the player to join the Chaos Servant Covenant.

* BodyHorror
* CuteMonsterGirl
* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite being transformed into a half-demon by the Flames of Chaos and leader of the Chaos Covenant, is arguably the kindest and most selfless person in the game.
* FanNickname: Named "Quelaan" by some of the fan community. Other nicknames given to her are "The White Lady" or "The Fair Lady", [[InSeriesNickname the latter being what Eingyi refers to her as.]]
* GodivaHair
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:Became fused with a Chaos Spider from the waist down, alongside her sister Quelaag.]]
* [[spoiler:IllGirl: Sucked the blight pus from the residents of Blighttown and became deathly ill, blind, and lost most of her powers as a result. The eggs she lays can never bring life and she's in constant pain. She became a Fire Keeper to survive, but the damage was done.]]
** [[spoiler:If you feed her A LOT of humanity, she stops using the 'pained' dialogue when speaking to you and her legs begin to move with more strength, indicating you at least relieved the worst of it.]]
* MistakenIdentity: Equipping the Old Witch's Ring will enable the player character to communicate with her, but she will mistake him/her for her sister Quelaag.
* MoralityPet: For Quelaag.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* TheUnintelligible: Speaks the Chaos Language instead of English/Common. You can understand her if you equip the Old Witch's Ring you chose as your Gift or by trading with Sparkly the Crow. Then kick yourself once you can understand her.

!!Gwynevere
--> '''Voiced by:''' Clare Corbett

->''"Since the day Father his form did obscureth, I have await'd thee."''

Daughter of Gwyn, Queen of Sunlight, Princess of Anor Londo and Keeper
Bearers of the Lord Vessel. Allows the player to join the Princess's Guard Covenant. [[spoiler:In actuality, she has long since left Anor Londo and Lordran to marry a foreign God of Fire. The version encountered is an avatar created by Gwyndolin as a means for him to guard Anor Londo, deceive and manipulate the Undead sent to Lordran into linking the fire, and eventually use her "beloved by all" reputation to rule man through her by proxy.]]

Souls]]
* AbsoluteCleavage: And HOW.
-->'''[[MemeticMutation traditional message outside her throne room]]:''' Amazing Chest Ahead.
* BigGood: [[spoiler: Subverted; she's the "face" that is intended to "legitimize" the plan by Frampt and Gwyndolin to get someone to link the fire.]]
* [[spoiler:DecoyLeader]]
* HotGoddess
* MsFanservice: Oh yeah...
** WordOfGod from the Japanese-only art book says that Miyazaki preferred a more elegant design. The artist who drew Gwynevere was so satisfied with his design that when Miyazaki looked at the artist's face, he couldn't say no to him.
* OurGiantsAreBigger: She takes up a portion of her chamber and the player character is toy sized compared to her.
* RecliningReigner
* ShesGotLegs
* {{Sideboob}}
* StatuesqueStunner: Justified, as she is a goddess.

!!Dark Sun Gwyndolin
--> '''Voiced by:''' Harry Lister Smith

->''"If thou art a true disciple of the Dark Sun, cast aside thine ire, hear the voice of mineself, Gwyndolin, and kneel before me."''

The lastborn son of Gwyn and guardian of Anor Londo. Born a Moon Sorcerer, he was raised like a daughter and has a feminine appearance as a result. Allows the player to join the Blade of the Darkmoon Covenant. [[spoiler:He uses his powers of illusion to make Anor Londo appear as if its still daylight, and all the enemies encountered within, save the Painting Guardians, are elaborate illusions created by him. Contrary to Gwynevere residing near the top of Anor Londo, he hides himself below the castle within his father's honorary tomb. Killing Gwynevere or entering his hideout will aggravate him greatly, causing him to attack.]]

* {{Bishonen}}
* BonusBoss
* TheChessmaster: Continuing his father's instructions to prevent the rise of the Dark Lord, [[spoiler:but manipulating the situation to his advantage.]]
* CoolCrown
* DoesNotLikeShoes: His armour appears this way when worn by the player. As for Gwyndolin himself, he can't exactly wear shoes, seeing as he has a writhing mass of snakes instead of legs...
* DudeLooksLikeALady: He even has tits.
* DyingCurse
-->''Oh Heretic, swathed in Dark. An eternal curse upon thee...''
* GenderBlenderName
* [[JerkassGods Jerkass God]]
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan]]
* ManInWhite
* RaisedAsTheOppositeGender
* [[spoiler:SissyVillain: Even if you agree that being set aflame forever is better then letting the world slips into darkness, you probably can't forgive him for his very underhanded means and his general unmanliness in a game RatedMForManly.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: Has shades of this. At the very least, it's obvious that Gwyndolin is deeply reverent of his father and is entirely devoted to prolonging the Age of Fire for as long as possible.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Gwyndolin was born with an affinity for the moon, and thus was raised as a woman rather than a man. This carries over into the Darkmoon Covenant, as it was designed to have a feminine image.

!!Everlasting Dragon

One of the few remaining descendants of the ancient stone dragons, a whelp stuck in the Ash Lake. Allows the player to join the Path of the Dragon Covenant.

* ExtremeDoormat: Takes no action if the player decides to ''cut off his tail'' for the Dragon Greatsword and still allows the player to join his
[[Characters/DarkSoulsCovenants Covenant afterwards. The cutting also does not break Covenant if the player has already joined.
** Granted, he's possibly [[IncrediblyLamePun rooted]] in place by the archtrees
Leaders and therefore harmless.
*** [[WordOfGod It's been revealed]] that due to the Dragons being akin to elemental spirits inhabiting constructed bodies, it losing it's tail isn't exactly that big of a deal, as it can reconstruct it.
Affiliated Members]]
* GameplayAllyImmortality: Not an ally per se but is harmless [[Characters/DarkSoulsTrainersMerchantsAndBlacksmiths Trainers, Merchants and offers perks if the player joins his Covenant. More importantly, apart Blacksmiths]]
* [[Characters/DarkSoulsNeutralNPCsAndLore Neutral Non-Player Characters and Lore]]
* [[Characters/DarkSoulsEnemyNPCsAndBosses Enemy Non-Player Characters and Bosses]]
* [[Characters/DarkSoulsArtoriasOfTheAbyss Characters
from his tail he is immune to all damage.
* SuperEmpowering: Grants covenant members the Dragon Head Stone and Dragon Torso Stone, which allow players to turn into [[ScaledUp anthropomorphic dragons]].

!!Alvina of the Darkroot Wood
--> '''Voiced by:''' Eve Karpf

->''"I command a clan of hunters who track down defilers of the forest graves. What dost thou say? Wilt thou not join us?"''

A large, grey-white, talking cat that resides in the Darkroot Woods. Allows the player to join the Forest Hunter Covenant. She is friends with the late Sir Artorias and his companion the Great Grey Wolf Sif, and considers the legend of Artotias's covenant with the Abyss naught but a fairy tale. She orders her Hunters to protect the forest and guard Artorias's gravesite. [[spoiler:She makes an appearance in the Chasm of the Abyss, leading the player to the trapped Sif.]]

* CatsAreMean: Although less so than her kin, the Great Felines who lurk near the gateway to Sif's boss fight.
* CivilizedAnimal
* FloweryElizabethanEnglish: She doth speaketh in theatrical tongue.
* GlasgowGrin[=/=]CheshireCatGrin
* MegaNeko: She's around the size of a grizzly bear.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily
* ShoutOut: To the [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Cheshire Cat]].
* TalkingAnimal
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Using [[SmokeOut mist]]. She can also [[SummonBiggerFish summon players equipped with the Cat Covenant Ring]] to attack those who intrude on the area between the Seal of Artorias and Sif's boss fight.
* VerbalTic: When she speaks, an undertone of deep yowling can be heard.

!!Sunlight Altar

A simple altar made in front of a broken statue for worshiping the sun and Gwyn's firstborn child, a god of war who's foolishness led to the annals of ancient history being lost, resulting in him being stripped of his deific status and his name stricken from the new annals of history. Kneeling at this altar will allow the player to join the Warrior of Sunlight Covenant if your Faith stat is 50 (pre-1.04 patch) or 25 (post-1.04 patch).

* UnPerson: Fucked up so bad he was stripped of his powers, sent into exile, and even his ''name'' was removed from the records. There are several empty statue alcoves that may have once contained statues of him. Apparently destroying the official library ''really'' pissed off Dad.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Non-hostile NPCs]]

!!Anastacia of Astora
--> '''Voiced by:''' Emma Pierson

The Fire Keeper of the Firelink Shrine. A martyr from an unnamed village in Astora, she was treated as a witch by the villagers, eventually leading to her tongue being cut out and either her legs broken or feet severed to prevent her from escaping from her fate. [[spoiler:Should you come across Knight Lautrec and leave him alive, he will eventually murder her for her Fire Keeper's Soul. You can obtain an item needed to go after Lautrec and retrieve her soul. She can then be restored to life, even regenerating her severed tongue.]]

* BrokenBird
* DyingAsYourself: What she wants more than anything.
* TheSpeechless: She gets better, but considers her restored ability to speak a sin.
* [[spoiler:UnwantedRescue: Of a sort. She's fine with being resurrected, its having her ''tongue'' back that she takes issue with. This is justified because, as a firekeeper, she was raised (possibly from birth) to ''never'' speak out against her FateWorseThanDeath.]]

!!Crestfallen Warrior/Heartbroken Soldier
--> '''Voiced by:''' Matt Morgan

->''"What's wrong? Have a bit of a scare out there? No problem. Have a seat and get comfortable. We'll both be Hollow before you know it."''

* CallBack: His opening dialogue is very similar to the Crestfallen Warrior's from ''DemonsSouls''.
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler: DeathByIrony: The Crestfallen Warrior's new found motivation to "do something" leads to him turning Hollow in New Londo.]]
* TheEeyore: Good lord, is he ever. The guy is apathetic to a fault, complaining about anyone and everyone who passes through Firelink Shrine. He finally gets fed up when Frampt arrives, leaving to "do something about" Frampt's apparent horrible breath. [[spoiler: It goes badly for him and he ends up going Hollow in the outskirts of New Londo.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of the Crestfallen Warrior from ''DemonsSouls''. He even has the same voice actor.
** LampshadeHanging: In one conversation he states, "I don't really care, I'm just simply crestfallen..."
* GoOutWithASmile: If the player kills him in Firelink Shrine, the Crestfallen Warrior compliments him and says that he thinks you've done him a favor.
* WorthyOpponent: "''Not too shabby.''"

!! Hawkeye Gough
--> ''Voiced by:'' Mike Carter

->''"Me? There's very little to be said. What good is a dog, with no hares to hunt? ...I am lucky to be alive, I suppose."''

One of the Four Knights of Anor Londo. He lead the great-archers during the war against the dragons. He and the Giant Blacksmith are well acquainted, and Gough left his Hawk Ring with the Blacksmith after he retired.

* AnimalMotifs: Hawks.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone: Same voice actor as Blacksmiths Boldwin and Ed from ''Demon's Souls''.
** BadassBoast:
-->''Now watch, and see how Gough hunts dragons.''
** HandicappedBadass: Turns out, the one with the nickname Hawkeye is now blind. Granted, the eye holes on his helm were covered with tree resin by some assholes who thought Gough was nothing but an utter brute.
** RetiredBadass: He spends his time whittling the vocal gesture carvings found in the new content. You know what he carved them from? The Archtrees.
* TheBigGuy: He's a freaking giant.
* FantasticRacism: If you choose to attack and kill him, he expresses mild annoyance at you, before turning into full-fledged disdain for humans.
--> '''Gough (after being provoked too many times)''': ''Ahh, so this is true human nature. [[spoiler:Artorias]] is in your debt, but thou leavest me little choice... May you perish, for the good of all!''
--> '''Gough (as he dies)''': ''Humans... hmph...''
* FixedForwardFacingWeapon: An unusual case to the usual examples. The longbows used by his Dragonslayer archers were built big enough to have them be required to be anchored to the ground in order to be fired. It doesn't help that the "arrows" it uses are cited as iron spears, and appear as such. Gough's own greatbow was a unique in-and-of itself, massive compared to the ones used by his archers. He even makes his own arrows, personally crafting the stone arrowheads and tightly wrapping the arrow shaft with tree bark.
* GentleGiant: The largest of the four knights, and possibly the friendliest.
* TheGhost: The only mention of Gough in the base game is his Hawk Ring and the hat of the archer Pharis of the Darkroot Garden.
** AscendedExtra: He, along with Artorias and Ciaran, appear in the additional expansion on the PC version of the game. Gough commissions the player to defeat the last of the ancient dragons, the Black Dragon Kalameet.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: He is blind, but is still a good enough shot [[spoiler: to snipe Kalameet.]]
* PyrrhicVictory: He tells as such to the player character concerning the war against the dragons.
--> ''The dragons shall never be forgotten… We knights fought valiantly, but for every one of them, we lost three score of our own. Exhiliration, pride, hatred, rage… The dragons teased out our dearest emotions …Thou will understand, one day.''
* WorthyOpponent: He consideres the ancient dragons this, and remarks upon the war with them by remembering how the dragons were an enemy who brought out the knights' "dearest emotions." He's also fully aware he's dipping into nostalgia about them as well.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Do not piss him off, or else you'll be on the business end of Gough's elbow drops and body slams.

!! Lord's Blade Ciaran
--> ''Voiced by:'' Hannah John Kamen

->''"Hmph, such conceit. How did you imagine that the Lord's Blade would not reach you?"''

One of the Four Knights of Anor Londo. She was a mistress at using daggers and worked as the group's subterfuge and assassination expert. A corpse carrying her Hornet Ring is found near Artorias' grave, indicating that she was the first to safeguard his grave.

* AmazonBrigade: Ciaran and the rest of the Lord's Blades.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Her dialogue hints that she is not human.
* AnimalMotifs: Hornets.
* BadassBoast: See the quote above, which triggers when the player tries to attack her and gets killed in the process.
* CoolMask: She wears a porcelain cyclops mask that's carved to resemble a feminine visage and has locks of white hair woven into it.
* TheFaceless: Her porcelain cyclops mask, which was common gear for the Lord's Blades.
* FantasticRacism: Just like Gough, she will express her disdain at humans if you choose to attack and kill her, as she thinks of them as nothing more than AllTakeAndNoGive.
* TheGhost: She made no appearance in the main game.
** AscendedExtra: She makes an appearance in the new content, mourning the loss of her friend, Artorias, after the player kills him. Her weapons and armour are also made available to the player.
* [[spoiler: ImpliedLoveInterest: Her combat dialogue strongly implies she had feelings for Artorias, and her last words should the player chose to kill her are "My dear... Artorias..."]]
* KnifeNut[=/=]DualWielding: Her Gold Tracer curved sword and Dark Silver Tracer poisoned dagger.
* LadyOfWar: She fights with grace and sophistication, twirling her weapons as if she is dancing.
* LostInTranslation: Ciaran is referred to as ''kanojo'', meaning ''she'' or ''her'', in the description of the Hornet Ring in the Japanese version of the game. However, the description in the English version forewent using pronouns completely.
* PosthumousCharacter: Is long-dead in the main game, regardless of whether or not the corpse behind Artorias' tomb is hers.

!!Giant Crow

[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A giant crow]] who can transport the player between Firelink Shrine and the Undead Asylum.

* RavensAndCrows

!!Sparkly the Crow/Snuggly the Crow/Hawk Girl

->''"Give warm! Give soft!"''

An unseen [=NPC=], who, should you happen upon her nest, will ask for items that are "warm and soft", and will leave something different in return.

* CanonWelding: Perhaps.
* {{Expy}}: Of the character of the same FanNickname from ''DemonsSouls''. It is also possible that they could be the same character.
* FanNickname: The official guide refers to her as Hawk Girl, but Sparkly and/or Snuggly are more popular.
* VerbalTic: She peppers her speech with crow-like cries.
* TheVoice
* YouNoTakeCandle

!!Oscar, Knight of Astora
--> '''Voiced by:''' Oliver Le Sueur

->''"Well, now you know...and I can die with hope in my heart."''

A knight on pilgrimage to ring the Bells of Awakening. He is found on his last legs within the Undead Asylum [[spoiler:and will attack the player as a Hollow if/when you return there.]]

* AlmostDeadGuy
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Shortly after giving you the Estus flask and the key out, he turns his sword on himself. [[spoiler: Of course, since he's undead, he comes back as a Hollow if you return to the Asylum.]]
* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin
* {{Nice Guy}}
* NoNameGiven: He's unnamed within the game itself and in the Elite Knight armor set and Family Crest Shield descriptions. The name he is given in all the meta information is taken from cut subtitle text found within the game data files.
* PassingTheTorch: Implores that the player to ring the Bells of Awakening in his stead.
* {{Sacrificial Lamb}}: Provides the player character with the Estus Flask and key out of the Asylum, all at the cost of his life.
* TheObiwan: To a degree. He was the one who dropped the corpse with a key into your cell at the game's beginning, and all the tutorial messages were left by him. As of patch 1.05, the fandom has even found hidden messages left by him throughout a majority of the game areas, which can only be seen via the Seek Guidance miracle.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was originally supposed to be your [[TheRival rival]] and ending up becoming your [[EvilCounterpart good/evil counterpart]]. Instead of Oscar dying at the beginning of the game, you were to encounter him as you progressed through it, eventually ending with a fight against him depending on whether you sided with either Frampt or Kaathe. Should you have sided with Kaathe, he was to kill you to prevent you from becoming the Dark Lord. Siding with Frampt would result in Oscar trying to become the Dark Lord himself and he would attack you to keep from stopping him. The name used in the strategy guide is the only holdover from this incarnation.

!!Solaire of Astora
--> '''Voiced by:''' Daniel Flynn

->''"Use this to summon one another as spirits, cross the gaps between the worlds, and engage in jolly co-operation!"''

A knight from Astora who journeyed to Lordran on a personal quest to find his own inner Sun.

* AmbiguouslyBi: He comes out with this in Anor Londo:
--> If I didn't know better, I'd think you have feelings for me! Oh, no, dear me. Pretend you didn't hear that!
* BadassNormal: The descriptions for all his equipment summarizes that all his combat prowess is from good, old-fashion, rigorous training. No magical enchantment here!
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: His journey is all about finding his own personal Sun. [[spoiler:He "gets" it when he's infected and possessed by a Sunlight Maggot. Alternatively, he links the Fire in his own world and becomes grossly incandescent.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: It often takes invading as a Darkwraith and running into a host with Solaire in tow for players to realize just how ''strong'' he can be, when he's not suffering from a bout of temporary stupidity. [[spoiler:Also, unaware players who run into him in Lost Izalith are in for a nasty surprise.]]
* [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy: One of the possible conclusions to his sidequest has him possessed by a Chaos Bug, leaving the player little choice but to kill him in self-defense.]]
* BreakTheBadass: Solaire begins the game as a jolly knight with impressive combat capabilities, but as the game goes on he becomes deeply depressed at his inability to find himself a Sun, [[spoiler: and lets his guard down just long enough to get possessed and become murderous as a result. ([[GuideDangIt Unless the player manages to find out how to save him.]])]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: His obsession with and innocent, wholehearted devotion to the sun is just as bizarre to everyone else he's met as to the player character, he's quick to reassure you.
* [[spoiler:DeathByIrony: Is possessed by a Sunlight Maggot. At least he dies happy.]]
* [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding: If you destroy the chaos bug in time, Solaire only suffers a temporary HeroicBSOD and recovers in time to team up with you one last time against Gwyn, then links the flame in his own world to become as grossly incandescent as the sun.]]
* {{Expy}}: Much like Siegmeyer, he is very similar to [[DemonsSouls Ostrava]] in spirit and Biorr in character. He inherits his attitude and affinity for combat from Biorr, while his side story is very reminiscent of Ostrava's in that [[spoiler:it leads to a downward spiral into depression and unfortunate death. Although his death can be averted.]]
* TheFaceless: [[spoiler:Subverted if he gets possessed.]]
* [[spoiler:FateWorseThanDeath: It's up for debate which of his fates his worse - getting possessed or linking the fire.]]
* FanNickname: Sunbro or Brolaire. The term 'sunbro' can actually be applied to any member of the Warrior of Sunlight covenant.
* GoodIsDumb and DumbMuscle: Patches' opinion on Solaire - it's more than a little hard to disagree with him. His in-combat AI is remarkably spotty, proving to be a bona fide {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, standing cluelessly directly underneath a falling dragon or in a pit of boiling lava, slowly backing off just when the enemy's vulnerable, and deciding to stop and throw a lightning bolt at perhaps the worst possible time. On the other hand, the damage output he gets from that straightsword - with just one hand! - is impossible for a player of ''any'' soul level (only getting stronger in subsequent playthroughs), and he can have his face blasted with gargoyle fire breath, be chewed up and spat out by the Gaping Dragon, or stabbed and turned into a human lightning rod several times over by Ornstein, and often still remain standing with a little health left over.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: [[spoiler:Although you won't know it if you manage to save him.]]
* HeroicBSOD: As the game goes on. As he becomes depressed, he can be found slumped on the floor and barely responsive.
* [[spoiler:HesBack: His summon sign appears for the final battle if you managed to save him.]]
* HeroOfAnotherStory: [[spoiler:He is the ''only'' other NPC you meet who, if you manage to keep him alive by going through the shortcut into Lost Izalith and killing all the chaos bugs within, makes it to the endgame. His summon sign can be found right outside the fog gate leading to Gwyn.]]
* HiddenDepths: Has a good deal of knowledge about the time distortions that permeate Lordran. There are hints that he may even be [[spoiler: Gwyn's firstborn]].
* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: [[spoiler:Solaire was the sun he was looking for the whole time.]]
* KnightInShiningArmor: His armor might not be that shiny, but he otherwise has the honorable and virtuous attitude that goes with it.
* TheLancer: Solaire is about as close as it gets in terms of a true companion for the protagonist, especially considering the solitary nature of the game. He is the NPC with the most summon signs, being available for 5 boss fights, the last of which is [[spoiler: [[FinalBoss Gwyn.]]]] The final example will only be available if you [[spoiler:save him from the maggots in Lost Izalith.]]
* NiceGuy: "But, use this [summon stone], to summon one another as spirits, cross the gaps between the worlds, and engage in ''jolly co-operation''!"
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion: In a way, Solaire's death serves as an extremely somber reminder that nobody is safe from death in Dark Souls.]]
* SenseFreak: "I will stay behind, to gaze at the sun. The sun is a wondrous body. Like a magnificent father! [[MemeticMutation If only I could be so ''grossly incandescent''!]]"
* ShockAndAwe: As a Warrior of Sunlight, Solaire is able to fling lightning bolts at foes.
* WideEyedIdealist: He stands out as the only character in the game who believes in a higher calling, as well as helping others on their journeys just for the sake of helping them.

!! Witch Beatrice

Not a character whom you speak with ''per se'', Beatrice can still be of great help to you because you can find her summon sign near two bosses, but her assistance in the first is just overkill, [[StopHelpingMe and a borderline liability]] in the second. During your initial travels, you just can't seem to find her, though...

[[spoiler:It turns out that, in linear time, Beatrice first came to Lordran ''centuries'' ago, so long ago that New Londo wasn't even flooded. She was a self-taught sorceress and on finding she had the Darksign, seemingly decided to go to Lordran to do something about it, since dealing with her own problems was something she did habitually. Given where you find her equipment, though, it's likely she tried fighting the Four Kings by herself, possibly after helping ''you'' fight them... and it cost her her life, permanently. You can find her body and gear in the Valley of Drakes just after beating the Kings.]]

* BlackMagicianGirl: Oh yeah. She's devastatingly powerful and makes fighting both the Moonlight Butterfly and the Four Kings ''massively'' easier. [[spoiler:Too bad it wasn't enough to defeat the Kings by herself...]]
* CrutchCharacter: When she's summoned for the Moonlight Butterfly fight, Beatrice is very powerful and can easily solo the boss for you. But against the Four Kings later in the game, she doesn't fare nearly as well.
* CuteWitch: Almost surprisingly so. Compared to most other characters and what we see of her phantom and whatnot, she's practically ''twee''.
* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong: Her corpse can be found outside the shortcut between the Valley of Drakes and New Londo Ruins.]]
* OptionalPartyMember: After a fashion. While you never ''have'' to take a phantom in to a bossfight, her signs can be a little hard to see. Missing her first summon makes her second unavailable.
* RobeAndWizardHat
* ShoutOut: Very likely a double: firstly, to a certain [[UminekoNoNakuKoroNi other witch named Beatrice]], and secondly, her armor and appearance, straight down to color, [[{{Berserk}} hugely resemble that of Schierke the witch]] from ''Berserk''.
* [[SquishyWizard Squishy Witch]]: Her magic is nothing to be sneezed at in a ranged battle, but in an up-close melee fight - such as the Four Kings' - she's utterly useless.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://imgur.com/a/P16WN She originally had a unique model]], [[http://www.reddit.com/r/darksouls/comments/1978yr/video_and_screenshots_of_unused_bosses_and/ according to someone who has unlocked the debug menu]].

!!Siegmeyer of Catarina
--> '''Voiced by:''' Miles Richardson

->''"No worries! Adventuring is my life; I'm prepared for the worst."''

A knight from Catarina with no sense of self-preservation, who decided to venture to Lordran on a whim for one last adventure.

* BadassMustache: Visible only when using the camera to see into his helmet.
* TheBerserker: Definitely comes across this way in Lost Izalith.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: "I am Siegmeyer of Catarina, and ''you shall feel my'' '''wrath!!'''"
* BoisterousBruiser
* CatchPhrase: "Mhmmm... Mhmmm... Oh-Hoh!" and "Here I sit, in quite a pickle..."
* DespairEventHorizon: It's been [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdliu3JOSYQ theorized]] that the Chosen Undead's constant rescuing and unintentional one-upping of Siegmeyer drove him to this.
* {{Expy}}: He has elements of both [[BoisterousBruiser Biorr]] and [[DistressedDude Ostrava]] from ''DemonsSouls''.
* FanNickname: Onionbro, due to his onion-shaped helmet.
* HeavySleeper: Is often found asleep. While standing up. In full armour. And, on one occasion, while stranded in the middle of a poison swamp.
* HotBlooded
* InHarmsWay
* LordErrorProne
* NiceGuy
* PluckyComicRelief
* ScreamingWarrior: If he aids the player in battle against the Chaos Eaters in Lost Izalith, he lets out a pretty epic battle cry.

!!Sieglinde of Catarina
--> '''Voiced by:''' Charlie Cameron

->''"Now if he'll just stay put, and keep out of trouble!"''

Daughter of Siegmeyer of Catarina. She searches diligently for her father with the player's assistance.

* ActionGirl
* BadassNormal: Travels through Lordran just like yourself, her father, and numerous others but with one key difference: She's ''not undead.'' Everyone else journeys with the knowledge that they at least will be resurrected at their previous bonfire, but Sieglinde went through her entire mission knowing that a single death would be the end of her.
* DaddysGirl: Has shades of this. Even though she's restlessly searching throughout Lordran for her father so he wouldn't [[LordErrorProne wander off on his foolish adventures]], it's clear she's genuinely worried about his well-being. [[spoiler:[[TearJerker It becomes heartbreaking when she is forced to kill her father after he turns hollow]]. Right after silently thanking the player character for helping her find Siegmeyer, she breaks down in tears before her father's lifeless body.]]
* [[spoiler:KillTheOnesYouLove: She is forced to kill Siegmeyer after he turns Hollow.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Her mother died a before the events of the game. [[spoiler:Siegmeyer later turns Hollow and dies again at her hands.]]
* ShoutOut: She apparently looks like [[Literature/HarryPotter Hermione]] under that helmet.
* SpiritedYoungLady

!! Vince & Nico

* ElectiveUnintelligible: Nico could probably be understood by the player if he chose not to mumble under his breath all the time.
* {{Jerkass}}: Subverted with Vince who initially acts rude towards the player the first time they talk. If the player talks to him again, he starts responding more politely.
* ThoseTwoGuys
* TheUnintelligible: Nico, who just seems to mumble whenever the player speaks to him.
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe]]

!!Lady of the Darkling/Darkmoon Knightess
--> '''Voiced by:''' Jenny Funnell

->''"Welcome to the lost city of Anor Londo, Chosen Undead."''

Servant of Gwyndolin, a member of the Blade of the Darkmoon, and the Fire Keeper for the first bonfire found in Anor Londo. [[spoiler:She will hunt the player down should they fell either Gwynevere or Gwyndolin.]]

* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Serves Gwyndolin because he accepted her as a follower despite her hideous appearance and gave her a suit of armor to hide her Undead form.
* BerserkButton: She won't like it one bit if you choose to [[spoiler:kill Gwynevere and/or Gwyndolin.]]
* BodyHorror: Mentioned, but never seen by the player.
* BlingOfWar: Her jewel-encrusted brass armor, which was at one point going to be one of the starter armor sets.
* TheFaceless
* TheStoic

!!Ingward
--> '''Voiced by:''' Sean Barrett

->''"Well, this is a surprise. I get few visitors, save for ghosts."''

The Guardian of the Seal, and the last remaining of the three New Londo healer-sorcerers who long ago undertook the task of guarding the seal keeping the Four Kings and the Darkwraiths locked away, in order to pay atonement for all who were sacrificed when they sealed away the darkness. He will give the Chosen Undead the Key to the Seal after he/she obtains the Lordvessel, and is the only character in the game with the ability to cure curses without the use of a Purging Stone.

* TheAtoner
* BadassGrandpa
* CoolOldGuy
* TheDeterminator: He's the only one of the sealers who remained in New Londo. Yulva left to help the infected people of Blighttown with her Remedy sorcery. The unnamed third sealer's fate is unknown, [[spoiler:but either he or someone in his robes, without the hood, is seen assisting Lautrec in Anor Londo.]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* TheFaceless: Not only does he wear a hood, but he also wears a mask.
* GodzillaThreshold: Along with his two fellow sealers, Ingward had New Londo flooded to stop the Darkwraiths from spreading to other areas of Lordran. New Londo was once a civil place, teeming with life, but this incident had wiped out the townsfolk. [[spoiler: [[FromBadToWorse These people now roam the ruins as ghosts, and the Darkwraiths are very much alive and kicking.]]]]
* NiceGuy

!!Priscilla the Crossbreed
--> '''Voiced by:''' Clare Corbett

->''"Who art thou? One of us, thou art not."''

A half-dragon being residing within the Painted World of Ariamis. [[spoiler:She was apparently condemned there by the Gods for her power of the "Lifehunter", which they feared could defeat them. Her old doll, found on a new corpse dropped into your former cell in the Undead Asylum, is required to enter the painting. Defeating her is completely optional, as she is docile when you enter the boss arena. She even points you towards the exit, wishing to be left alone.]]

* BadPowersGoodPeople: Harmless, anyway. If you cut off her tail (or craft her signature scythe) the resulting weapon bears her Lifehunter ability and demonstrates that the Gods had every reason to be afraid.
* BonusBoss
* CuteMonsterGirl
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Goes barefoot. [[spoiler:This helps track her if she turns invisible during the fight against her.]]
* {{Expy}}: One of Maiden Astraea from ''DemonsSouls''. She even has the same voice actress. She even calls you out on [[YouBastard your offensive dickery.]]
* HalfHumanHybrid: The daughter of [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction a dragon and possibly a human]]. The fandom generally agrees that Seath is in some way her creator/father. The mother, if there is one, is up to debate.
* NonMaliciousMonster
* TheNotLoveInterest: Her statement of "If thou seekest I, thine desires shall be requited not." can be interpreted this way. She more than likely meant it for the sake of malicious intent. It could also be a fancy method of saying "stop bothering me."
* PrettyInMink: Wears a floor-length white fur robe, if it even ''is'' a robe.
* SinisterScythe: Wields one appropriate for her size. [[spoiler:Her soul can be used in Weapon Ascension to remake it for the player to use.]]
* StatuesqueStunner: She towers over the player, who comes up to about her knees.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Developer interviews state that Priscilla was originally going to be a major heroine in the game akin to the [[VideoGame/DemonsSouls Maiden in Black]], which is why she looks so different compared to any of the other bosses.
** What her original role was is a point of contention as well. However, Miyazaki is keeping very quiet about what it is/was.
* WomanInWhite
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: How she speaks.

!! Iron Knight Tarkus

A fearsome knight of Berenike clad in Black Iron armor. He can be summoned to help in the fight against the Iron Golem atop Sen's Fortress. [[spoiler:Summoned or not, a corpse holding his gear is found within the Anor Londo cathedral where the Painted World entrance is located.]]

* {{Badass}}: Earns the title because he doesn't need your help to slay the Iron Golem.
** BadassBystander
** BadassNormal: Most knights of Berenike are ~15 feet tall. Tarkus is the same height as the player, and his armor is even heavier than the other knights' Steel sets.
* {{BFS}}: His greatsword, naturally.
* BlackKnight: [[HeroicMime A heroic and silent example.]]
* DiscOneNuke: Provided the AI is having a good day, Tarkus has the ability to solo the Iron Golem; sometimes by knocking him off the boss arena.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: It is [[{{Fanon}} speculated by fans]] that Tarkus died after falling from the rafters in the painting hall of Anor Londo, as the player finds a corpse carrying his armor set and weapons right next to the painting. The Crestfallen Merchant also strongly implies that Tarkus, along with other known Undeads like Logan, attempted to take on Anor Londo, only to fail utterly.]]
* MightyGlacier
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Knights of Berenike were stoic giants who wielded extremely heavy weapons and armor. Tarkus is presumably a knight of the same order, although he is much smaller than the other Hollow Berenike knights encountered throughout the game.
* ShoutOut [=/=] NamesTheSame: Shares many similarities to another [[JojosBizarreAdventure Tarkus]], mostly in that they have inhuman strength and wield a massive sword.
* SuperStrength: Almost every description of him, or at least his equipment, makes mention of his powerful strength, praised even among the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Berenike Knights]], and how his armor is so heavy it becomes unwieldy to all but Tarkus himself.
* TheVoiceless: Never speaks, and is never encountered as a regular NPC.
* TookAThirdOption: [[spoiler:It is hinted that he was the one who shattered the glass in the painting hall of Anor Londo, paving the way for the player character as the rotating bridge that would normally grant access to the main cathedral is initially unaccessible.]]
* WorldsStrongestMan: World's strongest ''human'' anyway. Never specifically stated, though his background alludes to this. It's presumed Tarkus comes from Berenike, the knights of which were renowned for their strength. Even among them, Tarkus was one of the, if not ''the'', strongest.

!!Elizabeth
--> ''Voiced by:'' Joanna Wake

->''"Indeed, the Abyss may be unstoppable. Still I have faith that Princess Dusk may be rescued yet."''

The first new [=NPC=] found in the ''Prepare to Die Edition''/''Artorias of the Abyss [=DLC=]''. She's the keeper of the Oolacile Sanctuary Garden and the Royal Wood (aka the Darkroot Forest).

* MushroomMan: Or woman, to be exact. Though she can see and talk, she is appears to be rooted and stationary.
* OldRetainer: Describes herself as something of a godmother to Dusk.

!!Marvelous Chester
--> ''Voiced by:'' William Houston

->''"So, what did that giant mushroom make you do?"''

A new [=NPC=] found in the new content. Like the player, he was grabbed by the black hand and dragged into past Oolacile. He acts as a merchant [[spoiler:and will invade you in the Oolacile Township while you're human. He can still act as a merchant after this, but will be insulted over being beaten.]]

* BadassLongcoat
* EarlyBirdCameo: Not an in-game appearance, but he was included in the original artbook released with the console editions, which means he was probably removed from the final game.
* {{Expy}}: Somewhat. His top hat and cursed smirk can be seen as a CallBack to the Fat Ministers of ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls''.
* SharpDressedMan: His extremely exquisite long coat and top hat.
* SlasherSmile: According to his hat's description, it appears to be some kind of curse. The player gains this if they wear his top hat as well.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Almost every instance of his name has "Marvelous" spelled as "Marvellous". The only time it is spelled right is [[spoiler:when he invades you as a Black Phantom.]]
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: A mild version. [[spoiler: When he invades you, he is equipped with nothing but a Sniper Crossbow, which is often lauded by players as CoolButInefficient, making him an easy target for melee attacks. Once you're out of arm's reach, however, you'll find out that he can throw daggers that cause ''bleed'', and his crossbow fires in bursts of three at an impossibly long distance.]]

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[[folder: Misc. Beings]]

!! Dragon Slayer Ornstein

One of Gwyn's top knights and a member of the Four Knights. Guards the Cathedral of Anor Londo along with Executioner Smough.

* AnimalMotifs: Lions.
* AssKicksYou: [[spoiler:After absorbing Smough's power, his moveset includes one which also send [[ShockAndAwe lightning shockwaves]] as he lands.]]
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Has an impressive trophy room full of dragon heads, adding to his credibility as [[MeaningfulName Dragonslayer]], and is implied to be the current captain of Gwyn's Four Knights.
* {{Badass}}
* BladeOnAStick: The [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dragonslayer Spear]], which is imbued with [[ShockAndAwe lightning]], is one of the more ornate weapons in the game. [[spoiler:You can forge one for yourself should you defeat Ornstein last.]]
* TheDragon: Although he'd object to the trope name, he is believed to be the Captain of the Four Knights and is thus one of Gwyn's top lieutenants. Also a minor subversion, in that you kill him about halfway though the game.
* DueToTheDead: [[spoiler:Should you kill Smough first. Not that the latter would return the favor...]]
* DualBoss: With Smough.
* EarlyBirdCameo: A statue of him is found in one hall of Anor Londo's beginning area.
* FlashStep[=/=]VideogameDashing: Ornstein's hyper fast attack in which he glides across the ground. If you're helping fight him as a phantom, even a little bit of latency tends to make it look a FlashStep.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: His most dangerous attack [[spoiler:in the second stage]], and it will most likely kill you in one hit.
* {{Irony}}: His signature ring, the Leo Ring, is poorly suited for his signature weapon, the Dragonslayer Spear, since the ring only boosts the [[{{Technobabble}} physical damage of counter-hits from a thrusting attack]], and the spear's damage is split between physical and lightning, so the ring's better of paired with a purely physical thrusting weapon.
* LightningBruiser: Most of the time, his first move is to charge the player ''very'' fast with his spear.
** [[IncrediblyLamePun Lightning Lightning Bruiser]] in fact, as many of his attacks are imbued with this element.
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel: If you kill Smough first, Ornstein absorbs his power and turns into a giant, gaining several new abilities.]]
* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead: As soon as you defeat Ornstein first, he falls to the ground, but in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, one of his fingers is still twitching. Of course, Smough, [[FatBastard being the asshole he is]], promptly crushes him with his hammer.]]
* ScaryImpracticalArmor[=/=]BlingOfWar: Some of the coolest armor in the game, making him look like a blinged-out Dragoon. He presumably sees through his lion-head helm's open mouth, though his field of vision would be ridiculously limited.
* ShockAndAwe
* TheSlowWalk: When he's not jumping around or attacking, he tends to swagger slowly towards the player.

!! Executioner Smough

The Executioner of Anor Londo, seeking the approval of Gwyn. Guards the Cathedral of Anor Londo alongside Dragon Slayer Ornstein.

* {{Acrofatic}}: He's very agile for someone his size. Justified as he's a minor God, and he may not actually be that bulky under his armor.
** Confirmed by the [[http://marioshinobi.tumblr.com/image/31955808089 official artbook]].
* AssKicksYou: One of his attacks involves jumping the air and slamming down rear-end first. [[spoiler:Ornstein will also start using it should you kill Smough first]].
* DropTheHammer: Undisputably ''the'' heaviest weapon in the game. It's accordingly powerful and slow.
* DualBoss: With Ornstein.
* DueToTheDead: Averted, both in his day job and boss battle. [[spoiler:Ornstein is respectful of Smough if he his killed first. Smough just smashes Ornstein flat if the Dragonslayer falls first, [[EvilLaugh letting out a chuckle as he does so]].]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: Not him, but his armor. The max-stat Black Phantoms released into the games of players who broke the street date wore his armor. Also, a statue of him is displayed in the hall opposite of Ornstein's statue in the beginning area of Anor Londo.
* EvilLaugh
* FanNickname: [[IncrediblyLamePun Tons.]]
* FatBastard: His armour gives this impression, though the artbook shows that he's just big and well-muscled underneath it, not fat.
* ImAHumanitarian: Used the remains of criminals he executed as ''food seasoning.'' This naturally ''horrified'' those around him.
* JigglePhysics: Definitely present. Just watch his chest.
* {{Kevlard}}: [[AvertedTrope Surprisingly averted]]. Yes, Smough appears very fat, and yes, he can take a high amount of punishment. However, both of these aspects come exclusively from his armor. It hides the fact that he's actually just as well built as Ornstein, and protects him even more.
* NoPronunciationGuide: Smoh? Smuh? Smuff? Smug? Smoo? Smoff?
** Considering the other giant in the game with a similar name, Gough, pronounces his name like it rhymes with cough, it [[WildMassGuessing could be assumed]] that Smough's is intended to be pronounced similarly.
* ScaryImpracticalArmor: Not really scary, but pretty intimidating and definitely impractical - there are no visible eye holes (his "face" is actually part of his helm and judging by the player version, sits above where his actual head is) and he can't even walk normally in it. Not that it really slows him down.
** The above link shows that the eye holes of the helmet sit just below the chin of his "face".
* ShockAndAwe: [[spoiler:If Ornstein is defeated first, [[KickTheDog Smough will crush him with his hammer]], powering his attacks with lightning for the second phase.]]
* TurnsRed: [[spoiler:If you kill Ornstein first, Smough charges his hammer with Ornstein's lightning.]]
* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Executioner Guy]]: Desperately seeks the approval of Gwyn and the Four Knights by doing the above, presumably to show how ruthless he is. This backfires spectacularly: [[spoiler:Kingseeker Frampt, a personal friend of Gwyn, thinks so little of him that he'll only pay ''one soul'' for Smough's, and it's implied the Four Knights, including Ornstein, don't like him much more than that.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: When Smough was first conceived, he was originally supposed to be one of the Four Knights, but Miyazaki liked the design too much. Smough's backstory was changed to that of an outsider wishing to join the Four Knights.

!! Knight Artorias/Artorias the Abysswalker/[[TitleDrop
Artorias of the Abyss]]
--> ''Voiced by:'' Freddie A'Brassard

One of the Four Knights of Anor Londo and friends with Gough and Ciaran. Artorias was a holy warrior and master swordsman. [[spoiler:He was present during the fall of New Londo, being awarded a blessed pendant for his role in helping stave off the Darkwraiths. Artorias ultimately met his end in Oolacile, falling to the Abyss Father Manus, who corrupted the knight. His honor was preserved when he fell in battle to an unknown hero, but there are those who believe he willingly made a covenant with the Abyss.]]

* AnimalMotifs: Wolves.
* [[spoiler:AxCrazy: After being tainted by the Abyss, he becomes completely unstable, recklessly and relentlessly charging at the player, as well as howling and screaming like a maddened beast.]]
* {{Badass}}: In spades. His fight in the DLC is one of the most brutal you will have, [[spoiler: [[BigBad Manus]] notwithstanding]].
* TheBerserker: During his boss fight, full stop. He roars wildly like an animal multiple times, often times gaining a power boost as he does it. He uses [[InASingleBound wild, insane leaping attacks]], both vertical and horizontal [[SpinAttack spin attacks.]] He recklessly and relentlessly charges at the player. It makes sense considering his [[Manga/{{Berserk}} inspiration]] and [[spoiler: [[TheCorruption the state you find him in]].]]
* {{BFS}}: All three versions of his greatsword.
* BlackKnight: His dark armor speaks for itself, although the plating is actually worn-out silver with several patches of tattered blue cloth.
* CallBack: His opening boss cutscene is not unlike that of [[DemonsSouls the Penetrator's entrance from the spiritual precursor]], wherein an enemy is quickly disposed of in a [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice rather gruesome fashion]] by the boss character.
* [[spoiler:CastingAShadow: Following his corruption.]]
* [[spoiler:TheCorruption: By attempting to save Dusk from a creature of the Abyss, he became tainted by the darkness. His greatsword was also tainted. Artorias was so deeply corrupted by the Abyss he literally seeps darkness from his being when you encounter him.]]
* [[spoiler:DeathCryEcho: Lets out a cringeworthy death wail when he's defeated.]]
* {{Determinator}}: The Wolf Ring described him as having "an unbendable will of steel," which is translated gameplay-wise into a significant boost of Poise, usually enough to avoid getting stunned by most light attacks.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[{{Berserk}} Guts]]. The wolf is his AnimalMotif, he has a lame left arm, and he uses a {{BFS}} that became specialized in killing ethereal ghosts after it became cursed. His stance on the cover of the ''Prepare to Die'' edition strongly resembles Guts' on the cover of Volume 28 of the manga. His combat style in the boss fight against him is even full-on Berserker-Guts, although some may make allusions to [[VideoGame/DemonsSouls False King Allant]].
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning[=/=]SpinAttack: Artorias has two attacks like this. One is a standard horizontal spin attack he does on the ground. The other one has him doing a front flip through the air and bringing down his sword in a vertical slash.
* TheFaceless: His helmet bears a heavy resemblance to the [[LordoftheRings Nazgul.]]
* TheGhost: Artorias' legend permeates the deeper layers of Dark Souls lore, tying with several significant weapons, the history of an ancient area and a plot regarding the Abyss.
* [[spoiler:FallenHero: He's been described by Elizabeth as having "nary a murmur of Dark". He didn't willingly make the Covenant: Manus corrupted him after kicking his ass. Artorias' greatsword was corrupted twice over. During his time in New Londo, he turned his holy sword into a cursed sword capable of harming the ghosts of New Londo. The second time Manus tainted his sword, making it into the Abyss Greatsword.]]
* HandicappedBadass: His left arm is completely limp, leaving him unable to use his greatshield. [[spoiler:Granted, he used his greatshield to erect a protective barrier around a young Sif. He still gives you one of the fiercest fights in the content as well.]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: His greatest exploits involved fighting the spread of the Dark, in New Londo and Oolacile. That is, until he is confronted by [[spoiler: Manus, who corrupts him into the type of twisted creatures that he had been fighting the entire time. By the time you find him and put him down, he's so tainted by the dark that a cloud of it seems to emanate from him.]]
** The game actually nearly references this trope by name. Right before you fight [[spoiler: Manus, you can actually look into the abyss in front of the fog gate and see him staring up at you]], exactly like in the [[FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche]] quote on the HeWhoFightsMonsters page.
* [[spoiler:HumanoidAbomination: His inhuman screams, [[BattleAura supernatural aura]] fueled by the Abyss's [[TheCorruption tainting]], otherworldly speed and ferocity imply that even if he hasn't been turned into a monster ([[EpilepticTrees which is likely]]) by [[BigBad Manus]], there's nothing human about him left besides his broken, soulless body, which the Abyss uses as its puppet. Cut dialogue confirms he's basically become the physical embodiment of the Abyss confined into a suit of armor, accentuated even further with his PowerEchoes[=/=]VoiceOfTheLegion.]]
* LightningBruiser: Despite wearing a suit of armor ''and'' wielding a large sword with one hand, he can still move around with frightening speed.
* LuckyNumberSeven: Not for himself per se, but wearing his armor, coupled with his signature Wolf Ring, grants the player a respectable Poise of ''77''.
* MasterSwordsman: His Wolf Ring mentions him as being unmatched with a greatsword. It's hard to argue, given that even in [[spoiler:his corrupted state]] and having a mangled left arm, he can be compared to [[PhysicalGod Gwyn]].
* MementoMacGuffin: A couple of odd cases. In the main game, his Crest can be purchased to unlock the Forest Hunter Covenant. His ring, the Covenant of Artorias, is used to allow the player to traverse the Abyss in New Londo. Not to mention the soul of his friend Sif can be used to forge two versions of his great sword and his shield. [[spoiler: In the ''Prepare To Die'' Edition/''Artorias of the Abyss'' DLC, his Soul can be given to Ciaran for her personal weapons or used to forge the Darkness-corrupted version of his sword, and his Silver Pendant is can be acquired to make the fight against Manus a bit easier.]]
* [[spoiler:MercyKill]]: [[spoiler:Given his state when the player finds him in the past, Ciaran and Gough regards defeating Artorias as this.]]
* OneHandedZweihander: Artorias wields his massive greatsword with one hand, and wields it with terrifying speed.
** Even more ridiculous once you think of the size difference between Artorias and the Player. The player's height (male) is assumed to be around 6 feet tall, Dragonslayer Ornstein is around the same height as the Black Knights (appear around 7 to 8 feet tall). Artorias makes both of them look small in comparison. This means Artorias' sword is at the ''minimum'' '''ten feet''' long or [[{{BFS}} bigger]].
* PosthumousCharacter: Is only mentioned in the main game, and his weapon and shield can be obtained. The DLC reveals [[spoiler: the PlayerCharacter was the one who killed him.]]
* [[spoiler: PowerEchoes[=/=]VoiceOfTheLegion: In his cut dialogue.]]
* SwordPlant: One of his attacks has him hurling himself through the air and doing this attack.
* TheUnseen: In the base game, he is mentioned by a few [=NPCs=] and his sword (two versions), shield, and ring can all be used by the player, but he does not physically appear in any shape or form.
** [[spoiler:AscendedExtra: He is the second of the new bosses the player faces in the expansion, and the circumstances surrounding his demise are greatly expanded upon.]]
* VaderBreath
* WalkingSpoiler: What was initially an unseen knight briefly mentioned in several items of the main game suddenly gets much more importance in the DownloadableContent, [[spoiler:with [[TheCorruption disastrous]] [[FallenHero circumstances]] and terrifying [[CosmicHorrorStory implications]] about [[CrapsackWorld Lordran's]] [[TimeTravel past]].]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Data mining in the PC version reveals that he originally had dialogue during the fight against him. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_99HBLHz_k Prepare to]] [[TearJerker Cry indeed]].
* WorfHadTheFlu: Artorias' limping left hand suggests that it's broken and not strong enough to wield his signature Greatshield during your fight with him. One shudders to think what happens if the player has to fight him with both hands intact, [[spoiler: untainted by the Dark]], with both his Greatsword and Greatshield at his arsenal, considering he handily beats most players with one arm broken...

!!Havel the Rock

One of Lord Gwyn's followers, Havel is actually a Bishop, thought if he belongs to the Way of White is not known. He is also the sworn enemy of Seath the Scaleless.

* AntiMagic: Invented the Great Magic Barrier miracle to combat the sorcery he hated.
* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: He's either smart enough to realize he's being lured into a trap or scared to fight outside the confined space of the tower when he runs back into the tower after going through the entrance.
* AxCrazy: After going Hollow. Locked up for his own and everyone else's safety by Gwyn. Although the item description when it says "For his own good, of course" can be taken as sarcastically toned, since it was more likely done, not to protect him from others, but to protect ''others'' from ''him''.
* BadassPreacher: As one of Gwyn's followers, there's no doubt he faced several dangers and came out on top.
* BeefGate: Acts as this for one entrance into Darkroot Basin should the player use the Master Key to unlock the door in the Undead Burg's watchtower.
* CarryABigStick: His Dragon's Tooth, which is speculated to be made from one of Seath's teeth.
* ChurchMilitant: [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Bishop, even]].
* FantasticRacism: Was known to hate sorcery. This was also one of the reasons he hated Seath.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: He wields a huge ''tooth''. As a ''club''.
* LaResistance: [[WildMassGuessing Speculated]] to be the reason his loot stash notably includes an Occult Club, a weapon designed to attack gods. What strengthens this connection is a possible MeaningfulName; [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A1clav_Havel Vaclav Havel]] was an instrumental figure in the Chekoslovakian Velvet Revolution.
* MightyGlacier: Wears ''the'' heaviest armor in the game, ''the'' heaviest shield, as well as one of the heaviest weapons. Is he slow? Definitely. Can he one-shot a bitch? Oh yeah.
* TinTyrant: Although not really metal. His armor is actually ''carved out of solid rock''.

!!Knight Lautrec of Carim/Knight Lautrec the Embraced/[[spoiler:Knight Lautrec the Guilty]]
--> '''Voiced by:''' Daniel Roberts/William Vanderpuye

->''"Our futures are murky. Let's not be too friendly, now."''

A knight from the kingdom of Carim, a land of religious justice, and a follower of the Goddess Fina.

* AxCrazy
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: If the player chooses to rescue him from his cell, his summon signs can be seen available for the Belfry Gargoyles and Gaping Dragon boss fights. [[spoiler:It doesn't stop him from fucking us over by disabling the Firelink bonfire though.]]
* BlingOfWar: Wears one of the fancier suits of armor, with additional symbolism alluding to his devotion of the goddess Fina. [[spoiler:You can obtain the set from a corpse in the upper floor of Ornstein and Smough's boss room, but only after invading and killing Lautrec as revenge for Anastacia.]]
* CoolHelmet
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Let's see. He convinces the player to rescue him by way of promising rewards. [[VillainsNeverLie He warns you about a certain other notorious NPC.]] He [[spoiler: kills Anastacia, the firekeeper of Firelink Shrine, for her soul.]] This would greatly help in preventing the loss of [[ItMakesSenseInContext humanity, keeping him from going Hollow.]] If you use the Black Eye Orb found on [[spoiler: Anastacia's corpse,]] you can [[spoiler: invade Lautrec in the halls of Anor Londo, who has gathered some allies on his journey. It also makes him more difficult to kill than if you attacked him in his cell or at Firelink Shrine.]]
* [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Even Bad Men Love Their Goddesses]]: Lautrec's item descriptions show that, in spite of his monstrous nature, he wears armor symbolizing the loving embrace of his goddess, Fina.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Lautrec may be a cold-hearted sadistic killer, but Patches gives him the creeps (or so he says), and he warns the player to stay away from him. This is played with, because Patches warns the same thing about Lautrec. Which one of the two is more evil is up for debate, but since Patches retires as a merchant and [[spoiler: Lautrec dies by the player's hands]] it doesn't matter anyway.
* EvilLaugh: Often.
* {{Expy}}: Of Yurt the Silent Chief from ''DemonsSouls''. He even uses the same type of weapon as Yurt... [[DualWielding two of them]], in fact.
* TheFaceless
* GlassCannon: Sort of. Lautrec doesn't use a shield, and his armor doesn't offer him that much protection, but he can still dish out lots of damage with his shotels, whose heavy attacks bypass shields. Furthermore, he wears the [[DesperationAttack Red Tearstone Ring]] as well, making his attack power skyrocket when he's on the verge of death.
* HiddenAgendaVillain: Attentive players will notice that he planned his actions at Firelink ''and'' Anor Londo from the very start. What purpose did he do it all for? It's never said in any fashion whatsoever. [[spoiler: And you'll never find out, because you either hunt him down and kill him, or don't bother, never hearing from him again.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: His extremely ambiguous actions aside, he's the one NPC summon who the player has to directly help in some way before he considers helping them - He helps you once for freeing him from his cell in the parish by aiding in the Belfry Gargoyles fight, and helps you once for paying for his little tip later at the Firelink Shrine, at the Gaping Dragon fight. A favor for a favor, and that's ''it''.
* LadyAndKnight: A villainous example. He serves as the knight to his [[TheGhost unseen]] goddess, Fina.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:In the end, killing the Firekeeper for her soul turns the player character against him, and you ultimately have to visit justice upon him in Anor Londo.]]
* LightIsNotGood: Unlike his counterpart from ''DemonsSouls'', his armor is a bright yellow color, and is designed in a way to show his devotion to the goddess, Fina.
* LonersAreFreaks: Considers the love of the Goddess Fina all that he needs, leading to his sociopathic behavior. Although how much of a loner he really is can be questioned. When he is fought in Anor Londo, he has two unidentified, silent cohorts who aid him in battle. His dialogue and the situation suggest that he [[spoiler:might have some ulterior motive for stealing Anastacia's soul, and has been herding people into his world and killing them for some unexplained purpose. The two men are apparently in league with this scheme.]]
* MeaningfulName: One of his monikers, Lautrec the Embraced, becomes significant once you observe that his golden armor has what appears to be arms wrapped around it, symbolizing the goddess Fina's protection over the wearer as well as Lautrec's own devotion to said goddess.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Combined with NiceJobBreakingItHero. [[spoiler: Letting the ObviouslyEvil religious zealot with paranoia about all other people out of his cell (or not killing him on the spot at Firelink Shrine) results in him murdering Anastacia and disabling the bonfire at Firelink. Giving him a KarmicDeath results in Anastacia being resurrected with a restored body and more rewards for you than if the situation hadn't happened at all.]]
* ObviouslyEvil: Lautrec has the tendency to end his conversations with ominous laughter. Then there's his sinister voice...
* SinisterScythe: His signature sickle-swords.
* TokenEvilTeammate
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: Averted. If you fight him at Firelink or Undead Parish, he is encumbered by his armor and his roll is slow. When you fight him at Anor Londo, however, he is no longer encumbered by his equipment and is able to do a standard mid-roll.
* VillainsNeverLie: Never once is he actually dishonest towards the Player. He does give you a reward after you free him and return to Firelink Shrine, plus he straight out tells you that he has no more use for the maiden before you go off to ring the second bell.

!!"Trusty" Patches
--> '''Voiced by:''' William Vanderpuye

->''"This is what I do, my friend!"''

A vagabond with a burning hatred for clerics. Sets up shop as a merchant if you play your cards right.

* AffablyEvil
* AnnoyingLaugh
* BaldOfEvil
* BerserkButton: He ''despises'' clerics. He wasn't exactly fond of them in ''DemonsSouls'', either. Although given the [[CrapsackWorld bleak]] [[DarkFantasy setting]] in both games, this can be [[CorruptChurch easily explained]] in each game's backstory.
* BladeOnAStick
* BlatantLies: Of course.
--> ''(after attempting to kill the player character by rotating a bridge)'' …I slipped and flipped that lever, you see…
--> ''(after kicking the player into the pit)'' These... temptations, they can, well, overcome me...
* CanonWelding
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Although, unlike the previous game, he doesn't try to kill the player after becoming a merchant.
* DirtyCoward
* EasilyForgiven: Depending on the player character's answer to him when he asks if they're friends after his second murder attempt.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He warns the player to watch out for and to stay away from [[AxCrazy Lautrec]]. (This is a CallBack to ''DemonsSouls'', where he says much the same thing about Yurt the Silent Chief.) He also refers to [[spoiler:Petrus]] as "scum" - while this could simply be down to his [[spoiler:hatred of clerics]], it turns out that [[spoiler:Petrus]] is [[BitchInSheepsClothing indeed]] ''[[BitchInSheepsClothing not]]'' [[BitchInSheepsClothing a nice guy]]. [[spoiler:(Perhaps he witnessed Petrus' abandonment of Rhea...)]] He equally tells them to be wary of Shiva, [[AbortedArc but Shiva himself never does much in the game proper]].
* EvilLaugh: He's fond of the odd evil chuckle, but he lets out a spectacular one after he kicks the player character into the pit in the Tomb of Giants (and an even ''eviler'' one if he believes the player to be a cleric).
* FantasticRacism: Towards clerics, to the extent that he'll try to kill the player if he believes them to be one.
* HalfTruth: Technically, there ''is'' treasure in that hole...
* HeelFaceTurn: Becomes a merchant and remains at Firelink Shrine after the player character defeats Nito and proceeds not to bother them from that point on - much like in ''DemonsSouls''.
* HiddenDepths: If the player should have him back at Firelink Shrine and then proceed to make him hostile, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75OIXL7SxrE he seems to be genuinely saddened should he manage to kill them]].
* IronicNickname: "Trusty" Patches.
* ItsAllAboutMe
* {{Jerkass}}
* LaughablyEvil
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Unlike Lautrec and the Heartbroken Soldier, who are simply callbacks to characters from ''DemonsSouls'', Patches reappears here as "Trusty Patches", with the same voice actor and SchmuckBait tactics. While the game refers to him as Trusty Patches, the strategy guide uses the name (Patches the Hyena) from ''DemonsSouls''.
* LegacyCharacter: He first appeared in ''Armored Core: For Answer''. ''Demon's Souls'' and ''Dark Souls'' are his second and third appearances, respectively.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe
* ObviouslyEvil: His upcoming murder attempts are amusingly transparent just from talking to him.
* OhCrap: His (non-hostile) reaction to the player emerging from the pit is priceless.
* PluckyComicRelief
* ProgressivelyPrettier: To an extent - compare [[http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6040/6295737838_9a66f4d8ba_o.jpg his appearance in this game]] to [[http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/1480/1064053-patches.jpg his previous appearance]] in ''DemonsSouls''.
** Most likely due to better character customization. In ''Demon's Souls'' a lot of the [=NPC=]s didn't look like their character pictures during the loading screens because of it.
* RobbingTheDead: His main motivation behind tricking people into traps is so he can rob their corpses afterwards.
* SchmuckBait: A big fan of this.
* SinisterSchnoz
* TokenEvilTeammate

!! The Pinwheel

A necromancer residing in the Catacombs below Lordran.

* DoppelgangerAttack
* CameBackWrong: Whatever Pinwheel was before becoming... it, it now is an abomination.
* CoolMask: He has three of them.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[DemonsSouls Fool's Idol]]; similar attacks, same teleportation, same doppelgangers. The only difference being that you can't usually stomp Fool's Idol in ten seconds flat.
* HumanoidAbomination: Whatever he looks like under those robes, he's got three heads and six arms.
* MaskOfPower: Three of them.
* {{Necromancer}}
* PowerParasite: [[spoiler: He siphons off Gravelord Nito's abilities while Nito lies dormant.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Implied. The current [[{{Fanon}} fan theory]] is that Pinwheel was a necromancer who tried to resurrect his family. [[FateWorseThanDeath The result...]]

!!Chaos Witch Quelaag

One of the seven Daughters of Chaos and guardian of the second Bell of Awakening. [[spoiler:She and her sister were fused with Chaos Spiders when the Bed of Chaos came into existence. The two found their way to Blighttown, taking on the blight-infected Undead as servants. While Quelaag wanted to leave them to their fate, her sister took pity on them. After her sister fell deathly ill from the blight pus she sucked from their infected followers, Quelaag became her sole caretaker, and began using the Bell of Awakening as an excuse to kill any Undead who journeyed into her Domain as a source of harvesting humanity to alleviate her sister's constant pain.]]

* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Turns out she was collecting humanity in order to alleviate her sister's illness.]]
* BodyHorror: A naked woman's upper body on top of a demonic fire spider. [[spoiler:That said, she's better off than her [[IllGirl sister]].]]
* CuteMonsterGirl
* FemmeFatalons
* FlamingSword: Has her own personal sword, [[SwordLines with the unique effect of producing fire with each swing]]. [[spoiler: Like so many other boss weapons, you can forge one by infusing a curved sword with her soul.]]
* GodivaHair
* HalfHumanHybrid
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: She originally had a rather long intro speech which ran from when you entered her domain to when you entered the fog gate for the boss battle. But Miyazaki felt that the script for it was of poor quality and that it took something from her character.

!!Great Grey Wolf Sif

Guardian of a FieldOfBlades graveyard found within the Darkroot Basin, which pay honor to Knight Artorias the Abysswalker. He wields a now powerless version of her old master's greatsword, which he holds in his mouth. Defeating Sif grants the player a ring called the Covenant of Artorias, allowing them to traverse the Abyss and slay the Four Kings. [[spoiler: Sif is encountered in the new content as a wolf cub. The player has the option to save Sif from the Abyss, allowing the player to summon him during the fight against Manus. Completing the new content before gaining the Covenant of Artorias will cause a new boss intro video to play.]]

* BadassInDistress: [[spoiler:In the Prepare to Die edition, the player can find him separated from her dead master, weak and surrounded by Humanity phantoms with only Artorias' shield keeping them away from him. Should the player choose to rescue him, he can be summoned for the Manus boss fight.]]
* BigBadassWolf
* [[spoiler: BigDamnHeroes: If you actually rescued him in the Chasm of the Abyss, his summon sign will appear during the fight against Manus, [[SubvertedTrope although he's not going to do much beside distracting the boss]].]]
* CutlassBetweenTheTeeth
* FragileSpeedster: Sif is this in comparison to other bosses. Sif has fairly high damage, but for the most part, he isn't capable of one shotting you like the Stray Demon and the Gaping Dragon. Sif is also extremely fast and agile, but comparatively low in defense and armor.
* GenderBlenderName: Sif is a [[NorseMythology Norse goddess]]'s name. [[WordOfGod Only Miyazaki can tell Sif's gender as it stands now.]]
* [[spoiler: HeartbrokenBadass: Should you manage to save him prior to the mandatory boss fight against him, Sif will recognize the player and whimper softly at their approach. The player reaches out to pet him, but Sif pulls away and howls mournfully, before sadly grabbing Astorias's greatsword]].
* PunchClockVillain: He's the one of the few bosses in the game to be utterly non-antagonistic. He's only defending his master's grave, which the player needs access to in order to traverse the Abyss.
* UndyingLoyalty: Defends the tomb of his friend to the death, even when he is [[PlayerPunch too weak to stand.]] [[spoiler:The PlayerPunch is even greater if the player saves Sif in the new content before entering Artorias' grave. Sif actually ''recognizes'' the player, before reluctantly drawing Artorias' greatsword for the boss fight.]]
** {{Hachiko}}

!!The Four Kings

Rulers of former New Londo whom Gwyn granted their positions and a piece of his Lord's Soul for their council. [[spoiler:However, they fell prey to the beasts of the Abyss that appeared under New Londo, and the knights of the city were corrupted into Darkwraiths. This event led to the whole of New Londo being flooded and magically sealed. They now reside within the Abyss itself: a pitch black void in which nothing can survive, save those who have made a covenant with the beasts that dwell within it.]]

* EvilMakesYouUgly: [[spoiler:It's implied that prolonged use of Life Drain corrupted their form even further than the mindless Darkwraiths that wander the New Londo Ruins.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of the [[LordOfTheRings Nazgul.]]
* [[FallenHero Fallen Heroes]]: Were once noble and just rulers [[spoiler:until Kaathe tempted them with the Art of Lifedrain.]]
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: According to the ''Dark Souls'' lore, there are only four kings of New Londo and they can all spawn during the fight against them if you drag it out for too long. If all four are killed and there is still life left in the overall boss health bar, more kings can spawn. Possibly intentional from a programming stand point, but almost impossible inside the lore. The ''only'' way it can be HandWaved in-universe is the [[TimeyWimeyBall convoluted to hell flow of time]] allowing the slain kings to fade back into existence.
* NothingIsScarier:[[spoiler: As soon as you fall down to the Abyss and land on a pitch-black, horizonless void, you are greeted with... ''nothing''. Cue the first of the Four Kings emerging from the shadows and engaging you in battle, which more kings spawning every subsequent minute.]]
* OurGhostsAreDifferent
* {{Synchronization}}: Hurting one of them hurts all of them. See below for details.
* WolfPackBoss: Each King's health equates to about one-fourth of the boss health meter but this is played with in a few ways: the total boss health is actually ''less'' than four individual kings' health added up, the kings respawn when slain, and inflicting enough damage to empty the boss health, however distributed between the individual kings, will win the fight, even if some of them are still alive. This can lead to such shenanigans as beating the Four Kings by fighting a total of five kings, killing two and only wounding the other three.

!!Ceaseless Discharge

This massive fire creature is the source of all the lava that fills the Demon Ruins and restricts access to Lost Izalith. This creature watches over an altar, on which is placed the body of one of the Daughters of Chaos. Picking the Gold Hemmed Black armor set up will aggro the beast, leading to a boss battle. [[spoiler: WordOfGod states that this is the brother mentioned in the Orange Charred Ring description, according to the recently released Japanese official artbook.]]

* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: The largest enemy in the entire game bar none, although you wouldn't guess it since you'll usually be seeing nothing but his head and some tentacles.
* BeefGate: As the source of the lava covering the Demon Ruins, you'll have to defeat him before setting foot in yourself.
* BerserkButton: He seems content to ignore you (or otherwise doesn't even notice you) up until you desecrate the tomb of his sister and take her Gold-Hemmed Black robes. Then he shows no mercy.
* BodyHorror: He was originally born with inflamed sores that oozed lava. That is horrifying enough, but after he lost the ring his sisters made to ease his pain, his sores eventually turned him into the abomination you see now.
* EldritchAbomination
* FateWorseThanDeath: Perpetually being burned by lava certainly counts.
* MagmaMan
* MightyGlacier: Moves and attacks incredibly slow, but will put an end to even the toughest character if he hits them.
* TragicMonster
* UnfortunateName

!!Bed of Chaos Guardian

The eldest of the seven Daughters of Chaos, she protects the Bed of Chaos from any invaders that wish to harm it. While she shares the same model as Quelana, they are not the same character. Creator of the Chaos Fire Whip pyromancy spell, which was her signature spell.

* BlackCloak: The same robe that Quelana wears.
* TheFaceless
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* PlayingWithFire: Fittingly, given she created the Chaos Fire Whip pyromancy, although she's more likely to cast Chaos Fireballs and Chaos Firestorms if you drag out the fight for too long.

!!Kirk, Knight of Thorns

A notorious Darkwraith who attacks the protagonist several times over the course of the journey. [[spoiler:After defeating him all three times, a corpse carrying his armor is found in the dead-end hall near the Daughter of Chaos. His sword and shield are dropped after defeating him the first and second times respectively.]]

* [[spoiler:AntiVillain]]: Possibly. [[spoiler:Not only are the Darkwraiths more morally ambiguous than outright evil, but WordOfGod confirms that he's actually a Chaos Servant. Indeed, you even find his armor near the Daughter of Chaos. If that's the case, he was never attacking you ForTheEvulz, he was gathering humanity to ''help'' soothe the IllGirl's pain!]]
* BlackKnight
* [[spoiler:DidYouJustScamCthulhu]]: [[spoiler:He's a Chaos Servant posing as a Darkwraith]].
* RecurringBoss: He’s notable for being the only invading NPC who attacks you more than once. [[spoiler: He invades you a total of three times, once in the Depths should you head towards the [[DemonicSpiders Basilisks]], next in the Demon Ruins, and finally at the very end of Lost Izalith, with added assistance of the Bed of Chaos Guardian if you haven't killed her already.]]
* SpikesOfVillainy: He's called the [[RedBaron Knight of Thorns]], and his sword, shield, and armor are all appropriately covered with spikes. Rolling into or kicking an opponent with the armor equipped [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration actually deals some damage]], [[ScratchDamage however small]], and both the sword and shield have bleeding effect.

!!Gaping Dragon

A mutant dragon trapped within the Depths. Killing it gives you the key to Blighttown.

* BigEater: According to WordOfGod, it was originally a normal dragon that became so obsessed with eating it's body mutated into a giant maw. Now it can only think about eating.
* BodyHorror: It was originally a normal stone dragon.
* BreathWeapon: Sort of. Unlike nearly every other dragon in the game, the Gaping Dragon does not possess any sort of elemental/magic breath attack but instead unleashes a massive amount of corrosive vomit that can eat away at your equipment's durability.
* EatenAlive: Not the Gaping Dragon, but you.
* ExtremeOmnivore
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: [[http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o312/oracrest/Dark%20Souls/05-noscale.jpg Its most obvious physical feature.]]
* ObsessedWithFood: So obsessed with eating that it became corrupted by this desire.
* WasOnceAMan: Well, dragon.

!!The Iron Golem

A massive, humanoid suit of armor standing atop Sen's Fortress. Defeating it is the final trial before the Chosen Undead can access to Anor Londo and obtain the Lordvessel.

* AnAxeToGrind: [[{{BFS}} One befitting its size, no less!]] It also fires [[RazorWind streams of air that explode upon impact.]] [[spoiler: You can forge one for yourself by using the golem's core, with the ability to fire those streams as well, [[AwesomeButImpractical although it's the heaviest weapon of its category]].]]
* AnimatedArmor: Its core, which you obtain after defeating it, is actually the power source of that humongous giant, and without it, it's nothing more than a useless suit of armor, as evidenced by the core and the armor set's descriptions.
* BeefGate: It is the final obstacle you'll meet before reaching Anor Londo.
* MightyGlacier: Slow and cumbersome, but each of its swings and punches are likely to knock off most of your health.
* OurGiantsAreBigger: Definitely the largest humanoid opponent you will face in Sen's Fortress, [[AnimatedArmor although it turns out to be just a suit of armor]]. It also falls short of the [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Ceaseless Discharge.]]
* TinTyrant

!!Xanthous King Jeremiah

A legendary exile from unknown parts. Invades you in the Painted World of Ariamis. [[spoiler:His armor is found on a corpse sitting near the exit of the Painted World.]]

* BodyHorror: The concept art of Jeremiah strongly hints that, yes, his head ''is'' shaped like a giant bloody pus-weeping lightbulb.
* {{Expy}}: Of the Old Monk from ''DemonsSouls''. Both were legendary exiles who wore golden robes. The Xanthous crown is almost identical to the one worn by the Black Phantom summoned by the Old Monk for his boss fight.
* FanNickname: In Japan, Xanthous King Jeremiah's infamous turban is nicknamed "Borraginol", after a brand of suppositories sold in Japan. Some Let's Players even go so far to include the Borraginol jingle (cheerfully saying "Borraginol for your hemorrhoids!") when they use the armor.
* MeaningfulName: Xanthous means yellow. And what color is his armor again...?
* PlayingWithFire: He uses Chaos pyromancies when he invades you, and he seems to resist fire damage far more than the average NPC.
* WhipItGood: Wields and drops the Notched Whip.

!!Maneater Mildred

A mysterious woman wearing a sack on her head who invades you in the swamps of Blighttown. Defeating her allows you to summon her for help against Quelaag.

* {{BFS}}: She wields a giant butcher's knife of sorts.
* BrawnHilda
* DefeatEqualsFriendship: Soon after you defeat her, her summon sign becomes available in front of Quelaag's boss gate.
* TheFaceless
* ImAHumanitarian: Possibly. Dialogue from Laurentius suggests that if he remained stuck in the Depths, someone would've come to feast upon him. He may have been referring to the [[BigEater Gaping Dragon]], but considering he specifically mentions it being a female, and given Mildred's nickname, one gets the sense her moniker isn't just for catchy alliteration.
** The Japanese name, "Mildred the human-eater", confirms it.
* KarmaHoudini: Has apparently cannibalized several people, yet unlike pretty much every other NPC summon or invader her fate following her final appearance is unknown. In ''Dark Souls'', this pretty much means you get away scot-free.
* ThrowItIn: Surprisingly. WordOfGod says that one of the developers invaded during debugging and surprised the rest of the development team. They liked it enough that they got the data and quickly wrote up a background for her.

!!Paladin Leeroy

A paladin knight available for summoning against the Pinwheel boss in the Catacombs. He later invades the player deep into the Tomb of the Giants. [[spoiler: His gear is found within Nito's chamber, where he likely failed against the Gravelord.]]

* {{Badass}}: You summon him in an area where you must navigate through [[DemonicSpiders Bonewheel Skeletons]], and he can easily oneshot them with his [[DropTheHammer gargantuan mace Grant]], or simply cast the [[BlownAcrossTheRoom Wrath of the Gods miracle]] for good measure.
* DropTheHammer: His Grant is one of the three treasures of the Way of White covenant, and, just like other divine weapons, [[DeaderThanDead permanently kills skeletons]]. [[spoiler:Defeating him when he invades you causes him to drop it as well as his shield, Sanctus.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: Will invade you even if you summoned him for the Pinwheel battle. Most other [=NPCs=] attack you because they've gone [[AxCrazy Hollow]], but Leeroy is most likely aware of his actions ([[FridgeBrilliance given that red phantom invaders must be in human form]]).
* LightIsNotGood: He's a {{Paladin}} and a member of the Way of White covenant (its first Undead member, in fact) and he's blessed with two of the covenant's holy treasures ([[DropTheHammer Grant]] and [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Sanctus]]). He also tries to kill you for unknown reasons ''without'' having gone hollow.
* MightyGlacier: He's just as slow as Tarkus, but his armor set and overall health is slightly lower, and he has a few more offensive options besides his weapon, which leans him more towards a GlassCannon.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: As the first Undead of the Way of White, it's likely that Leeroy has been around for longer than even Logan.
* ShoutOut: To LeeroyJenkins of [[MemeticMutation Internet]] and WorldOfWarcraft fame.
* YouShallNotPass: He invades you right before you can enter the tunnel leading to [[spoiler:Nito's chamber]], although it's unclear whether or not he intended to block your path. He can easily send unsuspecting players to their deaths should he use his [[BlownAcrossTheRoom Grant's special ability or Wrath of the Gods]], which is made all the more easier since he spawns near a cliff overlooking the Ash Lake.

!!Manus[[spoiler:, Father of the Abyss]]

[[spoiler: The main antagonist of the new content, Manus is described as being a primeval human and an abyssal creature. He was the one responsible for dragging the Undead Hero into past Oolacile, as well as spreading the Abyss across the land.]]

* [[spoiler:AnAxeToGrind: His catalyst, which is somewhat shaped like a greataxe. It can even be used as a melee weapon.]]
* [[spoiler:{{Badass}}: He might be the BigBad, but he utterly trounced Artorias, and his boss fight is tied with the latter's for one of the most brutal battles in the entire content and possibly the entire game.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad]]: He is the [[spoiler: FinalBoss]] of the Artorias of the Abyss content. [[spoiler:He's also responsible for spreading the darkness of the Abyss over the land of Oolacile, defeated and corrupted Artorias, and he kidnapped Dusk of Oolacile.]]
* [[spoiler:CastingAShadow: He is the creator of Dark sorcery, and he ''will'' use those spells against you.]]
* [[spoiler: TheCorrupter: To Artorias and the citizens of Oolacile.]]
* [[spoiler:EldritchAbomination: A giant monkey-like monster with curved spikes lined with glowing red eyes and a massive [[RedRightHand hand lined with octopus-like suckers]].]]
* [[spoiler:EvilSorcerer]]: [[spoiler:He wields the Abyss magic expertly.]]
* [[spoiler: ExtraEyes[=/=]GlowingEyesOfDoom[=/=]RedEyesTakeWarning: Has numerous glowing red eyes.]]
* [[spoiler: HumanoidAbomination: He was once a primeval man.]]
* [[spoiler:ManiacMonkeys: He resembles a giant demonic ape.]]
* [[spoiler:MeaningfulName: "Manus" is Latin for "hand", similar to the abnormally large one he uses to drag you into the new content.]]
** [[spoiler:Alternatively, the name Mannus belonged to a figure in Germanic mythology who was supposed to be the progenitor of the earliest Germanic tribes. The name Mannus itself is believed to be derived from the name of the Hindu deity Manu, who was believed to be the progenitor of all humanity. In fact, the word Mannus is thought to be the linguistic root of the word English word "Man." Makes sense considering the speculation that Manus is actually what became of the Furtive Pygmy.]]
* [[spoiler:TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow: A Primordial Serpent tricked the people of Oolacile into awakening him, [[AndIMustScream and they paid dearly for it]]...]]
* WalkingSpoiler
* [[spoiler:WasOnceAMan: Is implied to have once been the Furtive Pygmy.]]

!!Black Dragon Kalameet

An optional boss in the new content, Kalameet is said to be the last of the ancient dragons (excluding Seath, who abandoned their ranks during the great war).

* BonusBoss: You wouldn't know that you could even fight him at all unless you go down the valley leading to a waterfall. [[spoiler: Triggering his proper boss fight also requires you to speak to Gough, who locks himself up in a tower.]]
* BreathWeapon: As a dragon, this is to be expected but is also notable in that Kalameet breathes black flames.
* TheDreaded: Even after emerging as victorious during the war against the dragons, Hawkeye Gough says that the whole of Anor Londo wouldn't dare provoke Kalameet's ire.
* GlassCannon: [[InvokedTrope Invokes this]] on ''you''. Specifically, he has an unique spell that doubles the damage taken by you if you were unlucky enough to be caught in the attack. The same effect is present on the Calamity Ring he drops.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Well, [[{{Cyclops}} one eye]] to be exact.
* HopelessBossfight: He can't be properly fought until [[spoiler:you ask Hawkeye Gough to snipe him out of the sky for you]].
** LordBritishPostulate: 45 minutes with hiding in a corner with arrows on the other hand...
* MeaningfulName[=/=]NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His is a play on the word "calamity", as evidenced by the Calamity Ring he drops.

!!Sanctuary Guardian

The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin guardian]] of the Oolacile Sanctuary Garden and the very first thing the Chosen Undead encounters in the new content.

* BeefGate: If you want to experience the new content, you have to get past him first.
* BewareMyStingerTail: It has the tail of a scorpion that can poison you if struck. Luckily, you ''can'' cut it off.
* ConfusionFu: It has a lot of attacks on hand that make reading it more difficult than usual. It can blast several variants of lightning, charge forward, unleash a flurry of attacks with its claws and teeth, strike with its tail, and it can launch attacks from both the ground and the air.
* [[spoiler:DualBoss]]: After you progress far enough through the ''Artorias of the Abyss'' content, [[spoiler:you can return to the boss arena and fight two more...''at the same time''!]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: Along with Marvelous Chester, it first appeared in the original art book.
* HybridMonster: It's a manticore with wings.
* LightningBruiser: It moves fast, it hits hard, and it can even fly. And with its use of lightning, it's a ''literal'' lightning bruiser.
* PantheraAwesome
* ShockAndAwe

!!Sir Arstor

The Earl of Carim. He is responsible for the creation of many items and weapons in the game and as far as anyone can tell, no price is too high for him if it will mean progress.

* AristocratsAreEvil: Possibly.
* TheGhost: He gets mentioned a lot in a number of item descriptions, but otherwise makes no known appearance.
* MadScientist: He’s the one credited for creating the Purging Stones and Bite rings. It’s just best not to think about what needed to be done to make them.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Possibly. All of the atrocities he has implicitly committed were done for a purpose and there’s little argument with how useful the results are.

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* {{Kevlard}}: [[AvertedTrope Surprisingly averted]]. Yes, Smough appears very fat, and yes, he can take a high amount of punishment. However, both of these aspects come exclusively from his armor. It hides the fact that he's actually just as well built as Ornstein, and protects him even more.
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* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead: As soon as you defeat Ornstein first, he falls to the ground, but in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, one of his fingers is still twitching. Of course, Smough, [[FatBastard being the asshole he is]], promptly crushes him with his hammer.]]



* ShockAndAwe: In his second form.

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* ShockAndAwe: In [[spoiler:If Ornstein is defeated first, [[KickTheDog Smough will crush him with his hammer]], powering his attacks with lightning for the second form.phase.]]



* LuckyNumberSeven: Not for himself per se, but wearing his armor, coupled with his signaure Wolf Ring, grants the player a respectable Poise of ''77''.

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* LuckyNumberSeven: Not for himself per se, but wearing his armor, coupled with his signaure signature Wolf Ring, grants the player a respectable Poise of ''77''.
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* {{Badass}}: Going from a mentally broken prisoner in an asylum with no option but to languish for eternity to a warrior who can take on dragons and guns for killing the HumanoidAbominiation keeping the fate of the world in its hands.

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* {{Badass}}: Going from [[TookALevelInBadass Goes from]] a mentally broken prisoner in an asylum with no option but to languish for eternity to a warrior who can take on dragons and guns for killing ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu gods]]'', and even [[spoiler:[[TimeTravel go back in time]] to beat the HumanoidAbominiation keeping crap out of an EldritchAbomination who tries to [[TheCorruption corrupt]] the fate of the world in its hands.world]].


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* LuckyNumberSeven: Not for himself per se, but wearing his armor, coupled with his signaure Wolf Ring, grants the player a respectable Poise of ''77''.
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