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This is the character page for the Darksiders series of videogames. At present, all characters are listed by faction.

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!!Horsemen of the Apocalypse

[[folder:Horsemen]]
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The Charred Council's most feared enforcers, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are the central protagonists to ''Darksiders''. They are Nephilim: half-angel, half-demon.

Long ago, the nephilim were cast out of the Garden of Eden, which was then given to Mankind. Outraged, Absalom led the Nephilim in a bloody war against Heaven and Hell in an attempt to retake their piece of paradise. Four Nephilim, fearing the war would greatly upset the balance, made a truce with the Council: they offered to serve them in exchange for untold power. The Council's first task for them? Annihilate their own race. All the Nephilim's souls were then placed in an amulet, where they suffer eternal torment.

!General
* ActionPet: Fittingly enough, their steeds.
** BeastOfBattle: In both ''Darksiders'' and ''Darksiders II'', you can use Ruin and Despair (respectively) to charge through your enemies.
** BondCreature: Played with. In the ''Death's Door'' comics, the Horsemaster mentions that the only way to truly "bond" with a phantom horse is to tame it by [[{{Determinator}} sheer force of will alone]].
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. The Horsemen's names are ultimately just names.
* BritishAccents: For some reason, the Nephilim speak with a psuedo-British accent. [[spoiler:This includes Absalom]].
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: In case you forget which color horse they have, here's a list:
** Death: Pale (or green, according to the Greek translation of the Bible)
** War: Red
** Fury: Black
** Strife: White
* DefectorFromDecadence: From the Nephilim,
* DisplacedOrigin: In the first game, lore stated that the Nephilim were beings older than angels and demons. ''Darksiders II'', however, reiterates this by saying they were born ''from'' angels and demons. This means the Nephilim's origins have been {{retcon}}ned, as Lilith flat out states in the sequel she is responsible for their birth.
* DualWielding: Both Death and Strife do this, Death with his scythes and Strife with his pistols.
* FourIsDeath: Or at least, death to those who would threaten the Balance. Played straight with the rest of the Nephilim, considering they died by their hand (with help from the Hellguard). Sort of [[PunnyName punny]] when you think about it, since the oldest and leader of the Horsemen's name is ''Death''.
* GoodIsNotNice: They're the protectors of the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil and yet, they're feared and hated by many... [[OneManArmy with good reason]].
* HellishHorse: Standard for any portrayal of the Horsemen, but these are summoned to them once they are acquired.
* HorsemenOfTheApocalypse: Of note is the developers did away the traditional Horsemen of "famine" and "conquest" in place of Strife and Fury, due to being too archaic and unsuited for an action game.
* LastOfTheirKind: Sort of. [[spoiler:[[TheLeader Absalom]] [[CameBackWrong comes back]] in ''Darksiders II'', but the trope is enforced in the ending, when Death kills him, then dooms the majority of the Nephilim eternally in exchange for reviving humanity with his HeroicSacrifice]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Death, Fury, Strife, War... [[SarcasmMode Truly, some comforting monikers.]]
* NeverBareheaded: War, Death, and Strife are always wearing a hood, mask, or helmet respectively. Averted with Fury.
* NonhumanHumanoidHybrid: The Four (and the Nephilim in general) are hybrids of angels and demons a la their "dust".
* OneManArmy: The Horsemen are considered an equal side to the forces of Heaven, Hell and the Kingdom of Man.
** OhCrap: A common reaction to seeing any of the Four when they enter the scene, due to the above trope (coupled with GoodIsNotNice).
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The nephilim apparently had this as a hat, if the behavior of War and Death are anything to go by. The lore (as told by the Crowfather in the second game) notes that the Nephilim also rampaged across entire worlds, slaughtering entire species before they were finally stopped at the Gates of Eden by the angels and the Horsemen.
* RestrainingBolt: The Seven Seals seem to act as this for them. As long as they are intact, the Horsemen are under the control of the Council. [[spoiler:Averted in the ending of ''Darksiders'', as the Horsemen are no longer bound to their former masters]].
* SiblingTeam
* SuperMode: War's Chaos Form and Death's Reaper Form. These are in fact stated to be the true forms of Nephilim, at least in the descriptions for Death's abilities, so it is likely that all of them had something like this.
* TrueNeutral: They serve the Charred Council, to which they enforce and maintain balance between good and evil; order and chaos mean next to nothing, except in terms of the balance.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Death seems to have this with his younger siblings. Goes UpToEleven when they actually start maiming each other (as in the case of War, whose left arm was lopped off by Death when he wouldn't listen and go back to the Charred Council). They still care for each other... in their own unique way.
* WeaponOfChoice: Also NamedWeapons
** War: [[{{BFS}} Chaoseater]]
** Death: [[SinisterScythe Harvester]]
** Strife: [[GunsAkimbo Mercy and Redemption]]
** Fury: [[WhipItGood A yet-unnamed glowing whip]]

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[[folder:War]]
!War, Rider of the Red Horse (Voiced by LiamOBrien)
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-> ''I choose what once... a [[BigBad coward]] [[ShutUpHannibal did not]].''

The protagonist of the first game, War was tricked into starting the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt End War]] prematurely. For this, the Charred Council stripped him of his powers and sentenced him to death. However, he was able to convince them to give him the chance to prove his innocence. Under the eye of the Watcher, War is sent back to the desolated Earth to uncover who was really responsible for starting the Apocalypse, killing anyone who stands in his or die in the attempt.
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* ABoyAndHisX: Seems to be really close to Ruin, if the book and the cutscene [[spoiler: where Ruin is freed from enslavement by his hand]] is any indication. Even when Ruin was BrainwashedAndCrazy, War refused to attack him.
* ArtificialLimbs: Prior to ''Darksiders'', his left arm was sliced off by Death and replaced by an over-sized prosthetic.
* AwesomeYetPractical: Chaos Form is a SuperMode that's very useful unless in a situation where it's lack of speed will be issue, which is very rare.
* BackFromTheDead: Doesn't have this happen to him once, but ''thrice''. Chronologically, the first (known) time War has died and come back was during the Abomination Crisis when he was killed by the BigBad in an attempt to get the key to the Abomination Vault to the Charred Council for safekeeping ([[spoiler:although, it turned out that the key he had was a fake and Death had the real key all along, but nobody ever found that out]]). Death managed to bring him back to life when that happened. The second time was on Earth when he lost all of his power and was killed by Straga (only to be brought back to life by the Council so they could wrongly punish him for setting off the Apocalypse too early). The third, and most well-known, time was [[spoiler:during the finale of the first game. He killed [[BigBad Abbadon/the Destroyer]] but was betrayed by the Watcher who told him of the Charred Council's betrayal which bought Uriel enough time to complete the Nex Sacramentum, stabbing War from behind and killing him. However, Uriel quickly turned on the Watcher and broke the seventh seal, which restored both War's life and his powers. ...The guy's been through some stuff.]]
* BackToBackBadasses: With Death in ''The Abomination Vault'' novel. Could be counted with the rest of the Horsemen and Ruin too.
* {{Badass}}: Almost single handedly fights a war against the armies of The Destroyer, and does more damage to them then the entire Hellgaurd, even with the constructs the Makers sent to help them.
** BadassBaritone: He is voiced by LiamOBrien.
** BadassBoast: Including, but not limited to:
--> '''War''': [[PreAsskickingOneLiner You can look me in the eye when I kill you]].
* BashBrothers: With Ruin. Death also applies to this in the novel.
* {{BFS}}, OneHandedZweihander: Chaoseater, which counting the handle is almost as long as he is tall. [[spoiler: Later the Armageddon Blade]]
* BigLittleBrother: He's actually the youngest of the Horsemen, but by far the biggest, and his siblings aren't small by any means.
* BloodKnight: The book shows that War loves a good fight.
* ClearMyName: His motivation for ''Darksiders''
* DeadpanSnarker: Though not at his brother's level, he does deliver this gem:
--> '''Straga''': Straga is the mightiest of the Destroyer's chosen!\\
'''War''': And the last. Your master chose poorly.
* {{Determinator}}: NOTHING will keep this guy from slaughtering those who framed him.
* GeniusBruiser: While it may seem like he only uses brute force, War is actually confirmed to be more skilled in battlefield tactics than Death (something which the latter openly admits in the novel). His [[spoiler:ThanatosGambit]] in the first game definitely shows that just because he uses brute force, it certainly doesn't mean he's careless.
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: Briefly engages in this with the Phantom General guarding Samael's prison.
--> '''Phantom General''': Drum heim gol straga bor. [You have killed many of my warriors.]\\
'''War''': Non straga sindora. [[[PracticalTaunt I have yet to find a warrior among you.]]]
* HandCannon: Mercy, one of Strife's two revolvers, which in game is mostly good for killing weak stuff that can't be bothered to kill in melee, despite what one might guess from the gun being downright huge even compared to War.
* HonorBeforeReason: Death even calls him the most honor-bound of the Four Horsemen.
** There are several instances where said honor does occur. One of these is when War is in the Ashlands and he is fighting against the Abyssal Gladiator. When the latter is [[spoiler:knocked off of an enslaved Ruin]], War actually kicks a sword towards him to make it a more even fight.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Chaos Eater he keeps on his back when he's not using it. Everything else he more or less pulls out of thing air, including the optional scythe weapon, the handle of which is longer than he is tall.
* InTheHood: And nothing ever knocks if off.
* TheJuggernaut: Exemplified in his [[SuperMode Chaos Form]]; also counts as a rare PlayerCharacter example.
* LightningBruiser: Type 1; the big guy is faster than he looks. Especially in cutscenes
** MightyGlacier: In his Chaos Form, War gives up his speed and most of his move list for raw power. Even the most durable enemies die a five hits at the most and he can't be damaged.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Inverted. In the novel he ends up risking his life and standing up for Death on multiple occasions.
* MasterSwordsman: He is quite capable of surprisingly delicate moves with that metal surfboard he calls a sword.
%%* OneManArmy
* PowerFist: Tremor Gauntlet. Also has one for his left hand after Death cut it off.
* ProphetEyes: For the most part, he has these, but they seem to have a blue-ish tint to them.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Everyone in the game expects his quest to turn into a bloodbath. They aren't wrong, [[spoiler:but they aren't [[HonorBeforeReason quite as right as they think]]]].
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: His killing of the Destroyer's Chosen is brutal by the nature of him tearing their hearts out, but the Griever he goes an extra mile with by killing it by bashing its face in with a flat bed train car.
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: The Crossblade, which basically works as a ShoutOut to the boomerang in ''LegendOfZelda''.
* SimpleYetAwesome: He Chaos Form has no attacks besides swings with his swinging his sword, and for the most part, that's all he needs.
* SuperMode: Chaos Form, turning him into a demon about the size of a [[GiantMook trauma]].
* SuperStrength: Mostly displayed by crushing head, but really shines with feats as:
** Punching Tiamat across the arena he fights her in.
** Ripping Tiamat's wings off.
** Beating The Griever to death with a train car.
* TheBigGuy: The biggest and physically the strongest of the 4 horsemen and relies on brute strength the most.
* TheStoic: War isn't big on that whole "emotions" thing.
** PerpetualFrowner: He stops frowning exactly once in the game, though it isn't a [[EvilLaugh comforting change]]. He is a bit more expressive around his brethren in the book.
** HairTriggerTemper: However, he also has a nasty temper, and is quick to anger whenever someone provokes him.
* ThanatosGambit: The Tree of Knowledge reveals he will die with the Armageddon Blade pierced through him. [[spoiler:Although War does not know who the perpetrator is, he deduces it is Uriel, when she challenges him to "[[DuelToTheDeath Nex Sacramentum]]". When she fulfills the death oath after War kills Abaddon, she destroys the Seventh Seal, resurrecting War and freeing him from the Council's hold on him]].
* UndyingLoyalty: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with Ruin. After [[spoiler:War dies in the book]], Ruin still remained by his side and would not let anyone, even ''Death'', go near him.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Earlier art suggested that he would have a minigun as one of his weapons. Presumably due to balance issues, they scrapped it.
* WingsDoNothing: His Chaos Form has wings, and they serve no purpose.
* WouldHitAGirl: Especially if said girl is trying to kill him. And boy, does he ''not'' hold back on [[spoiler:Uriel during their nex sacramentum duel]].
* WouldntHurtAChild: Subverted in ''The Abomination Vault''. While he's not above at least knocking them unconscious, this is what War says [[spoiler:to a younger Uriel from the early days of her Hellguard career]] when he [[spoiler:tries to get her to stand down as she stubbornly tries to defend a WeaponOfMassDestruction that only kills demons]]:
--> '''War''': Well, [[spoiler:Uriel]], I've no interest in killing children, and you have to know you've no chance.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Death]]
!Death, Rider of the Pale Horse (Voiced by Michael Wincott)
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->''My brother War stands falsely accused of unleashing Armageddon on the human race. [[BigBrotherInstinct His fate concerns me]]; yours, does not.''

The protagonist of the second game, Death is the leader of the Four Horsemen. In contrast to War, Death is very level-handed and mature. Although he is harsh on his siblings, such as cutting off War's left arm in order to teach him a lesson, he cares deeply for them. As the Horseman of Death, he often appears somewhat morbid and ominous towards those who speak to him. He also possesses a dark sense of humor and sees killing as an art rather than a duty as War does.

After learning that War is imprisoned and awaiting his sentence for his part in the End War, Death acts to save his life. Knowing that he won't be able to prove War's innocence, he instead acts to absolve his brother by seeking a way to resurrect humanity.
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The Leader of the Four, and the mightiest among them.
* AntiHero: Death is described as an arrogant, sarcastic, cold and calculating individual, alongside being resourceful and opportunistic. Despite having done things that can be called "evil", ranging from genocide, destroying worlds and creating weapons of world-ending power, Death doesn't wait for things to happen; rather, he causes them to happen. Death bears much burden and guilt for some of his past actions, such as the creation of the Grand Abominations.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: The in-story explanation developers have explained for his lack of a block maneuver relates to Death being too arrogant to believe someone could ever strike him. The only time he'll block in gameplay is he's using a buckler, and actual shield.
* TheAtoner: Feels guilt over his part in the genocide of the nephilim, the creation of the Grand Abominations and other crimes. [[spoiler:This does not, however, mean he is willing to ''revive the nephilim'' if he needs to choose between them and humanity]].
** "The Abomination Vault" also shows he has guilt over creation of the Grand Abominations, especially since he played a part in it, and hid them away to cope with it.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Dies to revive humanity]], but comes back from the Seventh Seal being broken.
* {{Badass}}: His name is Death, and that's happens to most anybody who tries to fight him.
%%* BadassBaritone
%%** GutturalGrowler
%%* BadassInCharge: Of the Horsemen
* BadassBoast: ''"All who live know my name. All who oppose me shall know death."''
* BareYourMidriff: Or at least the pecs. See WalkingShirtlessScene.
* BerserkButton: Apparently people referring to Lilith as his "mother" is not something he's fond of. Especially when the person referring to her as such is Lilith herself.
** Bringing up War's crime strikes a nerve with him whenever anybody does it.
** Let's just say that ''even the Creator Himself'' will not be able to save you should you harm any of his brothers.
--> '''Death''': [[BigBrotherInstinct An attack on my brothers is an attack on me]].
* BigBrotherInstinct: Nothing will keep him from aiding his family in the second game. [[spoiler:This includes dooming most of the rest of his race to oblivion if necessary]]
* BloodKnight: Death is always eager for a fight.
--->'''Thane''': This blade is more ancient than you, rider. And taller to boot!
--->'''Death''': I shall break both it, and ''you'', down to size.
** There's even a counter in the game for tracking how much blood he spills.
* TheBerserker: ''Unstoppable'' is Death's take on this trope, especially when upgraded with higher chances of dealing critical hits, absorbing health/wrath and inflicting high counts of increasing damage from various abilities.
* CombatParkour: A vital combat mechanic in ''Darksiders II''. Instead of blocking like War could do in the first game, Death dodges instead, which is crucial in surviving all of his battles.
* ComicallySerious: Thinking Death has been sent by the Dead King's Chancellor to kill him, Draven's first words to him are a BadassBoast that he's beaten death once before and can do so again. Death has the rather deadpan response of:
-->'''Death:''' I have no idea what you are talking about.
* DeadpanSnarker: '''AND HOW''' (no pun intended, of course). Although much more conspicuous in the novel, Death has a habit of making some sarcastic one-liners to... well, almost everyone. No one is safe from his sarcasm... not even his brothers and sister.
** InsultBackfire: Sometimes this happens when someone disapproves of Death's snarky comments (especially in the book).
* {{Determinator}}: In a similar vein to War, Death shows himself to be rather persistent.
* TheDreaded: The most feared of the Four Horsemen.
* ExpositionFairy: Dust serves as Death's familiar and guide. However, it only helps find paths and important things in the environment (including NoticeThis style glowing) and cannot speak.
* TheFaceless: [[spoiler:Even when he takes off his mask in the ending of ''Darksiders II'', his face is never shown]]. It's possible to maneuver the camera in such a way to reveal that his in-game model does not have a face under the mask, just an empty hole.
* FlashStep: Teleport Slash is this [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin coupled with an extra strong slash]].
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: In the novel, Death possesses a regenerative healing factor that enables him to heal even lethal wounds. However, this was not applied to Darksiders II, most likely for reasons involving that it would make the game too easy for players.
** OnlyAFleshWound
** In several cutscenes, he displays the ability to use his Reaper Form regardless of whether or not the player has the energy for it, and in a number of times actually flies while transformed, something impossible during gameplay.
** Despite the creative team saying that Death doesn't block because he's arrogant to the point where he believes that nobody can hit him, he can be seen blocking in the cutscenes.
* GrimReaper: Looks even more like the traditional version in his [[SuperMode Reaper Form]].
* HeroicNeutral: Has shades of this. All he really cares about is keeping his family safe and doing his job of maintaining the Balance. Then events gets War involved, and the Balance part goes out the window- if it gets his brother cleared, he'll end the war himself.
* HowlOfSorrow: After he slaughtered the nephilim.
** SkywardScream
* HyperspaceArsenal: Not as much as War with the weapons he directly equips, but he is still capable of pulling out weapons bigger than he is mid combo.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: His justification for killing his people, though there are some subtle hints that he sometimes has trouble believing that.
* IHaveManyNames: Including [[TheGrimReaper the Reaper]], Pale Rider, Kinslayer, and Executioner among others.
* InTheHood: In his Reaper Form, his face is never seen.
* IRegretNothing: See IDidWhatIHadToDo. When he's confronted about his guilt over betraying and wiping out his people, those exact words are his response.
** BlatantLies: Apparently, a lot of the other characters can see that he does have remorse over said betrayal. It's definitely more obvious in the novel (The Abomination Vault) when it's in his point of view. That, and they seem to see that although he's an [[{{Jerkass}} asshole]], he's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold not as much of an asshole as he tries to make himself out to be]].
* {{Irony}}: Despite saving the whole of creation from TheCorruption along with most of the sane individuals he comes across, [[spoiler:he ends up failing in his main goal of saving War, and in fact the opposite occurs, he dies, and War is the one who saves him.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Makes himself ''out'' to be this as a JerkassFacade.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Is ''actually'' this. While snide, he's still an honorable warrior, he shows concern for those under him and who he aids (his brothers and the Makers/Hellguard, respectively), he offers his aid to the Makers in overcoming corruption almost unconditionally, and Uriel even admits he has honor when he does the same for her. Oh, and he stood up for us when his kinsmen wanted to slaughter us and take our world over. That was nice of him. As Karn puts it:
-->'''Karn''': You're a good man! Much more than your name would imply.
* LightningBruiser: Subverted; in contrast to War, Death's a GlassCannon. However, with the appropriate gear, he can be made very resilient.
* HandCannon: Redemption, which unlike Mercy can actually deal some damage to enemies.
* MagikarpPower: His offensive Necromancer tree abilities, mainly Exhume and Murder, start off less powerful than his Harbinger tree abilities, but catch up later in the game once the upgrades for them start getting purchased, since the damage for them comes from inflicting repeated hits, therefor increasing damage and effects of them will start to pay off later.
** Could be related to the fact that those could be considered "instruments of death," which would tie-in with Death's view on killing.
* MadArtist: Unlike War, who sees killing as a duty, Death sees it as an art.
* MagicKnight: Contrasting with War relying on brute strength, Death relies almost equally on his Wrath abilities and weapons.
* MaskPower: He is never seen without his executioner's mask. [[spoiler: Averted with his HeroicSacrifice in the finale of the sequel]].
** WhiteMaskOfDoom
* MultiMeleeMaster: Axes, hammers, bucklers, armblades, scythes... You know, despite being the Rider of War, War doesn't seem to know that much about weapons in comparison to his brother.
** Not necessarily true about that last bit. War has been seen using enemies' weapons against them and is skilled in using a scythe, a buckler and a pistol; he just prefers using Chaoseater.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Outside of his loyalty to his siblings coming before his loyalty to the Charred Council, "The Abomination Vault" showed that he decided the Grand Abominations, superweapons the Nephilim created that far exceed anything the Horsemen use, should not be used by anybody ever, and as such refused to tell anybody where he the titular Abomination Vault he hid them in was located, even the Charred Council. They didn't take well to this and only let him off because War vouched for him.
* {{Necromancer}}: One of his abilities involves this.
* TheStoic: Although no where near as much as War, as Death has bit more humor in him, for the most part Death keeps his feelings well under control, even when The Crowfather refused his request to open a portal to the tree he sounded more 'annoyed' than angry. [[NotSoStoic Although he DOES have his limits.]]
** NotSoStoic: After the fight against [[FatBastard The Scribe]], when he demands to know where the angel key is he sounds very much ''pissed'' for the first time in the game, though considering this comes ''after'' a VERY long run around of not only the White Citadel but Earth as well, his anger is a bit justified.
---> ''Death'': [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Where...Is...The key!?]] WHERE IS IT!?
** He also becomes absolutely livid when Lilith calls herself his "mother".
* {{Omniglot}}: Played with in the ''Death's Door'' promotional comics and ''The Abomination Vault'' novel. He breaks into what is described as a "dead" language (no pun intended) at least twice in the book, and seems to have a pretty good understanding of [[SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage Greek and French]] in the comics.
* OneManArmy: Even without all his powers the Council granted him he still cuts quite the path of destruction across hordes of enemies of all sorts.
* PetTheDog: See BigBrotherInstinct and JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* TheRedBaron: "Kin-slayer," "the Reaper," and "Executioner."
* SummonMagic: The Necromancy tree is based of this, primarily.
** TheMinionMaster: His most basic spell is to summon a pack of ghouls who attack the closest enemy they see.
*** IncendiaryExponent: One skill sets them on fire.
*** ActionBomb: Another makes them explode when killed.
** AnIcePerson: One of his other spells that summons crows can be upgraded with ice damage than can freeze enemies.
* SuperStrength: Doesn't display as much as War, but still present.
* SuperToughness: Being stabbed in the chest by War barely made him blink.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: More than a few characters he bumps into assume without his powers as Horsemen they can take him. [[{{Understatement}} He proves them wrong]].
* WalkingShirtlessScene: The equipment system allows the player to cover his chest, but with muscles that good, why would you?
* WeaponOfChoice: Typically the SinisterScythe known as the Harvester, which can be split into two smaller scythes as a MorphWeapon, and becomes more sinister in Reaper Form, but he has other, secondary weapons he can add to his arsenal.
** AnAxeToGrind: Big ones, in fact.
** BladeOnAStick: Specifically glaives.
** BladeBelowTheShoulder: Tonfas give him the removable variety.
** CarryABigStick: Maces.
** DropTheHammer
** EvilWeapon: "Possessed Weapons" grow in strength when "fed" inventory. Unlike most other examples of this trope, there aren't any consequences. And with the right build on him and the possessed weapons properly leveled, he's pretty much invincible.
** PowerFist: Gauntlets and Bucklers.
** WolverineClaws: Claws.
* WorthyOpponent: To [[spoiler:Samael, after Death kicks his ass. Bear in mind this is when Samael is at his full power, Death beat the absolute second most powerful demon of Hell in a fight]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Strife]]
!Strife, Rider of the White Horse

A taciturn gunfighter.
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* AllThereInTheManual: Prior to the release of ''Darksiders II'', Strife has only appeared in the promotional comic book and the novel ''The Abomination Vault''.
* BlackSheep: Is described as this in the novel.
* CanonForeigner: Compared to Literature/TheBible.
* TheFaceless: He is yet to be seen without his helmet. Although, the novel does describe him without it, specifically as a sort of PerpetualFrowner like his brother, War.
* TheGunslinger: If his use of guns is anything to go by. One of his pistols ends up in Death's hands while Ulthane makes a replica of Mercy for War.
* HandCannon: Uses a couple of huge ones.
* {{Jerkass}}: Is portrayed as this in the novel. He makes frequent rude remarks toward Death when the latter explains to the Charred Council and the rest of the Horsemen about the Abomination Vault (although, he shuts him up eventually).
* NoodleIncident: The Makers had one of his guns by the time Death meets them. How this happened, they refused to say.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fury]]
!Fury, Rider of the Black Horse

The only female Horseman.
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* ActionGirl
* AllThereInTheManual: Prior to the release of ''Darksiders II'', Fury has only appeared in the promotional comic book and the novel ''The Abomination Vault''.
* CanonForeigner: Compared to Literature/TheBible.
* NeverBareheaded: Inverted. She's the only horseman who doesn't wear some kind of face concealing headdress.
* NonindicativeName: Despite her name being "Fury" she's quite level-headed in the book compared to her brothers.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Not only the sole female Horseman, but is also the last Nephilim female.
* TheSpock: In the novel. While she doesn't necessarily approve of Death's decision to [[spoiler: go stop the BigBad on his own and have his brothers and sister stay behind (which the latter instantly accuses Death of his intentions being to "protect them")]], she decides to obey him anyway, not letting her emotions get in the way and to respect her eldest brother's wishes.
* {{Stripperiffic}}
* WhipItGood: She fights with a glowing whip.

[[/folder]]

!!Charred Council

[[folder:Charred Council]]
The Charred Council and their agents are charged with keeping the balance between Heaven and Hell. Appointed by the Creator, they claim neutrality, thus send their servants to wreak terrible vengeance upon any that defy them and their creed.

!The Charred Council (Voiced collectively by FredTatasciore)

The Council appears as a group of three stone statues amidst a sea of fire. Having neither mercy nor pity, the Council will destroy anyone or anything that has dared to meddle with the balance that has existed since time immemorial. After an agent of theirs, War, seemingly begins the End War without their leave, they are... displeased.
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* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil: It is their job to uphold this, whatever the means necessary...
* BiggerBad: It turns out [[spoiler:they knew the whole time what caused the End War triggering too soon, they just put War through everything to make sure he would hunt down those responsible and planned to re-imprison him after he was done.]]
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The whole first game was essentially a BatmanGambit by them to [[spoiler:manipulate War, the only it failed was because he saw a vision from the Tree of Knowledge, which The Watcher didn't stop since it was to allow him to defeat The Destroyer.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Towards War.]]
* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: Their mission statement isn't vague, but they aren't big on explaining themselves, or using straightforward means.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: The Council aren't particularly concerned about the legality of their actions, especially when they're the strongest party. Of course, being appointed by the Creator is likely one of the reasons.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: If you're a Council agent, don't expect much of a retirement plan.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Watcher]]
!The Watcher (Voiced by MarkHamill)
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An agent assigned by the Council to monitor War on his quest, the Watcher is vicious and vile, only slightly more of a help than a hindrance, and if the Council hadn't granted him the ability to kill War on a whim, he wouldn't have lasted five minutes past their first meeting.
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:When his arm is chopped off by Uriel and his head crushed by a newly restored War]], you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who thinks he didn't deserve it.
** Ended as one even earlier when Samael gets War to unlock his Chaos Form, where he renders the Watcher powerless and lets War land a big punch on him.
* AxCrazy: He delights in seeing killing, and Silithia's death as not painful enough (despite her getting impaled on a giant spike before War tore her heat out), at least for his taste.
* DarkIsEvil: He may be working for the council but there's little doubt he's an evil creature.
* DirtyCoward: Likes to act tough, but when Samael, [[spoiler: and later War when the Seventh Seal is broken]] actually raise a hand against him, he's quick to beg for Mercy.
* ExpositionFairy: Can guide War on where he should go next.
* {{Jerkass}}: Almost every time the Watcher opens his mouth, he does it for the sole purpose of pissing someone off. He doesn't seem to care as much about the Charred Council's law as he does getting the chance to see harm inflicted on others, even seeing humanity wiped out doesn't phase him.
* LargeHam: He is voiced by MarkHammill, after all.
* KarmicDeath: After spending the entire game treating War like trash, [[spoiler:the Horseman finally gets to kill him by crushing his head after Uriel breaks the seventh seal.]]
* KickTheDog: One of his favorite activities; bonus points for literally calling War his dog.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler: Him provoking Uriel while holding onto the Seventh Seal causes her to break it, reviving War and Death.]]
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: He's got a bad habit of hurling misogynist slurs at Uriel. Given that [[spoiler:she helps kill him at the end]], this probably wasn't the best idea.
* RestrainingBolt: He is one for War, his mere existence weakening him, and can restrain him whenever he chooses. The exceptions occur when Sameal is exerting power over the Watcher [[spoiler: and when the Seventh Seal is broken, leaving free to do whatever he wants]].
* SmugSnake: Bordering on TooDumbToLive, he's so smug he'll throw insults at almost anybody he sees not expecting it to come back to bite him.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Plans to do this after War kills The Destroyer. [[spoiler:He ends up failing due to War having been prepared via a vision given from the Tree of Knowledge]].

[[/folder]]

!!Heaven

[[folder:Angels in general]]
Those of the First Kingdom. They combat the legions of Hell.
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* AlwaysLawfulGood: Aside from those who have been corrupted in one way or another.
* CouncilOfAngels: Subverted; while it appears there's an angel hierarchy, the Creator is the one who sired them.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Well, the "blond" bit is more of a "silvery-white", but a lot of the angels we meet in the series have this.
* FantasticRacism: Towards demons and anyone/anything associated with them.
* TheFettered: There are some methods they refuse to use, such as necromancy, setting them apart from demons.
* HeavenAndHell: The former half.
* IHaveManyNames: According to "The Lost Soul" side quest in ''Darksiders II'', the "elder" angels [[note]] Most likely archangels or just angels of high authority[[/note]] actually take on more than one name [[spoiler:such as Abaddon, who is also called "Vovin"]].
* KnightTemplar: Probably due to their set of laws that apparently are so strict, that non-angels, no matter how wise, cannot understand them.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: In contrast to other fictional examples, the angels of ''Darksiders'' are a technologically advanced race with futuristic armor and energy-based weapons. Despite this, they still use magic whenever it's necessary.
* ProphetEyes: A seemingly common physical trait.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Further shown in that their law book is called the "Codex Bellum" [[note]]"War Book" or "Book of War" in Latin.[[/note]]
* StrawVulcan: In ''The Abomination Vault'', it turns out that the angels' idea of a "hero" is someone who puts duty before their emotions.
--> '''Azrael''': But we are angels. We are warriors. Mind, law, ''discipline...'' these are our heroic ideals. For us, a soldier worthy of respect tends to his or her duties, obeys the scriptures of the Codex. Emotions, satisfaction of one's desires -- these must come second.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: See OurAngelsAreDifferent.
* WarriorMonk: Most (if not, all) angels seem to worship the Creator, as they constantly allude to him. Bonus points as they are a warrior race.
* WingedHumanoid: As is common with most interpretations.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Abaddon]]

!Abaddon/[[spoiler:The Destroyer]] (Voiced by TroyBaker)
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The commander of the Hellguard, the archangel Abaddon was dedicated to exterminating the forces of Hell. Unfortunately, he wound up as one of the first major casualties of the End War.
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Was the leader of the Hellguard. [[spoiler:But as the Destroyer, he was put in charge of the demons that conquered Earth.]]
* BackFromTheDead: As [[spoiler:the Destroyer]] (see DealWithTheDevil).
** CameBackWrong: [[spoiler: Came back a demon, not much more '''WRONG''' than that.]]
* BigBad: Of ''Darksiders''.
* BishonenLine: [[spoiler:His dragon form as the Destroyer]], while fast, is mostly a warm-up for the much harder fight when he shifts in his Fallen Angel form, where outside of his attacks being a lot harder to dodge due to the smaller arena, [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard he'll cancel out Chaos Form if it's ever used]].
* {{BFS}}: [[spoiler: His Fallen Angel form carries one that's longer than he is tall, pretty significant as he towers over War.]]
* DealWithTheDevil: Abaddon agreed to [[spoiler:become the Destroyer out of fear of the punishment that would befall on him for attempting to trigger the End War prematurely. He later tries the same offer with War during the final battle]]:
-->'''Abaddon:''' Would you serve in Heaven or rule in Hell?\\
'''War:''' I choose what once a coward did not.
* DragonInChief: Despite being the BigBad of the first game, [[spoiler:the Destroyer is under orders from another, but his superior never makes an appearance. Bonus points for being a literal dragon.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Abaddon was implied to have loved Uriel [[spoiler: as mentioned when he's the Destroyer (see quote below)]], whom she had loved in return. [[spoiler:It's implied that he still had affections for her despite becoming the Destroyer]].
--> '''Abaddon''': She loved him. And I believe he loved her.
* EvilIsBigger: [[spoiler: As an angel, he's human sized. His fallen angel form, however, is as tall as a Maker.]]
* EvilPlan: [[spoiler:Abaddon planned on starting the Apocalypse early by breaking six of the Seven Seals (except for the seventh to prevent the Horsemen from interfering), so that when Hell's generals would appear, he would have them assassinated. When the Council would investigate, the blame would fall on Hell, therefore, automatically giving victory to Heaven. To hide evidence of this act, he ordered the Maker Ulthane to duplicate six of the Seals so they would appear intact. Unfortunately, the Council already knew of this conspiracy. Worse, not only was Abaddon killed in battle, but he was dragged into Hell where an entity, possibly Lilith, stated he would have nowhere left to run once Heaven and the Council got their hands on him]].
** [[spoiler: Worse, the forces of Hell were already set to go to war. Neither Kingdom gathered to declare battle rights: Hell simply erupted out guns blazing and ready to fight, so instead of Heaven getting a sneak attack against Hell, the latter did this against the former]].
%%* EyepatchOfPower
* FantasticRacism: As applied to most, if not, all angels, Abaddon has a ''huuuuge'' hatred for demons. But let's just say he's a little more passionate about it than others.
* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler:After becoming The Destroyer]], he has the Armageddon Blade broken into pieces to make sure it can't be used against him.
* TheHeavy: The whole events of the first game happen because of his plan to [[spoiler:launch a preemptive strike against Hell, and War being set to take the for fall sets off Death's quest in the second game.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:War kills him by impaling him with the Armageddon Blade]]
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: [[spoiler: As the Destroyer (first form).]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Technically, it's a [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth-esque]] O-dachi. [[spoiler:[[BigBad How appropriate]] following TheReveal]].
* TheMenFirst: Heavily implied in the novel [[spoiler: before his fall from grace in the first game]]. When War [[spoiler: speculates that Abaddon might have interest in the Grand Abominations due to the BigBad of the story being an angel and that the former was constructing a WeaponOfMassDestruction that could only harm demons (which the Council ordered destroyed by War's hand)]], Azrael immediately defends him, saying that even if he ''did'' have interest, he wouldn't be willing to sacrifice any of those under his command to reach a certain goal.
* NighInvulnerable: [[spoiler:Both of his forms as the Destroyer]] can only be damaged by the Armageddon Blade.
* SwordBeam: [[spoiler: One of his main attacks in his fallen angel form.]]
* ThisCannotBe: Says this when he sees War in the battle of the End War, [[spoiler:believing it could not be possible for the Horsemen to be summoned since he did not destroy the Seventh Seal]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Azrael]]

!Azrael (Voiced by KeithSzarabajka)
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The Archangel of Death and overseer of the Well of Souls, Azrael is found by War imprisoned inside the Black Throne.
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* TheArchmage: Illusions? Check. Serpent Holes? Check. Being able to "hide away" entire realms? Check. [[FantasticNuke Spells that can nuke demons]]? Check.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:He greatly regrets his part in starting the Apocalypse and would willingly accept whatever punishment he would receive]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Is a high-ranking official in Heaven (as well as a well-respected one) and knows his way around a battlefield despite not being a warrior.
* BadassBookworm: In ''The Abomination Vault''. Although he's technically a scholar, [[{{Irony}} he's seen a lot more combat than most of his people]] and even partakes in a battle or two in the novel. [[spoiler: Said partaking involves [[FantasticNuke nuking demons]]]].
** CulturedBadass
** BewareTheNiceOnes: One of the most benign figures in the setting, one of the worst to get on the bad side of.
* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler:Abaddon as the Destroyer]] is this to him.
* DeadpanSnarker: In the book, he actually ends up doing this to ''Death'' of all people twice in the same chapter.
--> '''Azrael''': ''[observing Dust]'' Interesting.\\
'''Death''': Not really. Crows make poor conversationalists.\\
'''Azrael''': A good thing you've never had any interest in conversation then.\\
''[later]''\\
'''Azrael''': ''[on the Constructs that attacked the Hellguard]'' ...Constructs usually mean a Maker but--\\
'''Death''': But plenty of others have been hired, purchased, or even usurped mastery of constructs before. Meaning that, for all your deliberations and all the soldiers you lost, you have nothing of any substance.\\
'''Azrael''': Your tact, as always, is overwhelmingly appreciated.
* HonorBeforeReason: Aids the horseman War in his quest [[spoiler: despite knowing full well he'll likely be killed for his transgressions,]] because it's the right thing to do.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: See TheAtoner.
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler: Helping Abaddon. Considering this lead to the destruction of the Third Kingdom, the extermination of mankind and the decimation of of much of Heavens forces, it's easier to see why he believes he deserves death.]]
* OldFriend: Abaddon specifically addresses him as this [[spoiler:while discussing the plan to break six of the seven seals early and ambush the leaders of Hell]].
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Played with. [[spoiler:In helping War he's knowingly adhering to this trope but wither War will kill him for his crimes is still up in the air.]]
* NervesOfSteel: From receiving the brunt of Death's sarcasm to putting up with [[{{Jerkass}} the Watcher]], Azrael doesn't really seem to explode with emotion. Sure, he'll probably express irritation but he doesn't seem to let his emotions get the better of him.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Aside from the first game, he seems to be one of the only angels who was willing to cooperate with the Horsemen in the novel (although the reason for this was because they were allies and they had a common enemy).
* SealedGoodInACan: For most of the first game.
* UncertainDoom: His fate is left ambiguous after the final battle, [[spoiler:since War stated that he would be killed for his part in the conspiracy]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: His part in the starting the End War ahead of time marks him as this.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Uriel]]
!Uriel (Voiced by Moon Bloodgood; voiced by MaryElizabethMcGlynn in the second game)
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Abaddon's second-in-command who bore an implied one-sided crush towards him, Uriel commands what remains of the Hellguard stranded on Earth after Heaven closed its gates following their loss in the End War. Blaming War for Abaddon's death, she has spent a century searching for the Horseman with the intent of bringing vengeance upon him.

Uriel reappears in ''Darksiders II'', aiding Death during the time he explores the devastated Earth for the rod of Arafel.
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* ActionGirl: A notable departure from her biblical counterpart, who is described either as male or asexual.
* AngelicBeauty: In a stern, scary sort of way.
* ArchangelUriel: A female version thereof.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Fights War three times and survives.
* {{Badass}}: She spent a century battling endless waves of demons, with no hope of escape, and she's still kicking. Also, she managed to keep a sizable portion of the Hellguard alive and continuing to battle Hells forces.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde
* {{Determinator}}: Revealed in the second game, she and the rest of the Hellgaurd were stuck on Earth for the hundred years War was dead thanks the Charred Council cutting most the paths into Earth off, and she still refuse to give up despite fight being hopeless until War showed up.
* DuelToTheDeath: Challenges War to "Nex Sacramentum", a sacred death oath. Although she loses, War declares her death will be at a time and place of his choosing. [[spoiler:Subverted after Abaddon dies when Uriel kills War by completing the death oath; double-subverted as War [[ThanatosGambit planned this to happen from his vision by the Tree of Knowledge]]]].
* GenderBlenderName
* HeelFaceTurn: She was already a HeroAntagonist, but after War reveals to her who really started the Apocalypse, she joins him in taking [[spoiler:Abbadon]] down.
* HeroAntagonist: To War, for most of the game, since she blames him for the early start of the Apocalypse and Abbadon's death.
* HeroicBSOD: She suffers a brief one when War reveals to her that [[spoiler:Abaddon is the Destroyer]].
* KnightTemplar: A bit of a problem for angels in general. [[spoiler:She gets over it.]]
* PluckyGirl: Was this in ''The Abomination Vault'' when she was shown as a new recruit.
* SubordinateExcuse: Towards Abbadon.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: In a marked contrast to the blank white ProphetEyes that most other angels have.
* UndyingLoyalty: So loyal to Abaddon that she would follow him into Hell. [[spoiler:Subverted when she finds out that Abaddon is the Destroyer. Once the archangel is at War's mercy, he begs Uriel to save him; she doesn't]].
* WorthyOpponent: To War. He explicitly states the the reason he didn't kill her after he beat her was because he thought she was the last honourable angel, and he didn't want the last of Heaven's honour to disappear.
** {{Futureshadowing}}: In ''The Abomination Vault'', which portrays her in her early Hellguard days, War, having quickly taken a shine to her, actually states that he would be willing to fight her for real once she had more experience... after knocking her unconscious.
* YouAreACreditToYourRace: To Death. She says he is honorable, which few nephilim are. To be fair, she isn't quite wrong, from what you hear of the majority of them.
** Also gets this from War, when he refused to kill her due to "not wanting the last of Heaven's honor" to die with her.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lucien]]
!The Archon Lucien (Voiced by RobinAtkinDownes)
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A powerful archangel of the Crystal Spire, the Archon employs Death to stop an unknown corruption that is spreading within the angelic outpost of Lostlight.
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* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler: After falling to TheCorruption, his rampage alone made the Ivory Citadel more vulnerable to corruption. Also actually manages to land some hits on Death during cutscenes]]
* CastingAShadow: [[spoiler:Thanks to TheCorruption.]]
* GlowingEyes: One of the few features visible under his hood.
* GoodWingsEvilWings: Subverted, then played straight. [[spoiler:After Death cuts off his two pairs of white angel wings, typically Good Wings, he grows black and yellow wings of Corruption, decidedly Evil Wings.]]
* HolierThanThou: A lot of what he says can be read like this. [[spoiler:[[DramaticIrony Ironically enough, that's the Corruption talking.]]]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: His justification for [[spoiler:driving everyone in the Ivory Citadel insane and keeping the Angel Key away from Death, though this is all just because of his Corruption.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: He is impaled by Death before falling to his doom.]]
%%* InTheHood
* LargeHam: [[spoiler: Especially when Death starts fighting him.]]
* KnightTemplar: [[spoiler: An outright insane variety.]]
* LightEmup: When teleporting and [[spoiler:[[CastingAShadow not much else.]]]]
* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler:He's fallen pray to TheCorruption, making a danger to everyone around him. Though the effects of TheCorruption have visually made him into...]]
** DarkIsEvil: When [[spoiler:the visual signs of TheCorruption appear he takes on a darkened appearence and uses Dark attacks despite his proclamations of using Light.]]
* MindOverMatter: [[spoiler:Displays some skill with telekinesis when he levitates and tries to throw a part of the battle arena at Death in their battle, though this may be due to the Rod of Arafel.]]
* PowerGlows: His head inside of his hood is glowing yellow with holy light. It [[spoiler:turns into dark and twisted light when he decides to fight Death.]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:The Archon is also corrupted; in fact, it was he who had opened the Well of Souls, allowing the Destroyer to fuel his armies with countless souls. It was also he who caused the death and destruction in the Ivory Citadel.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nathaniel]]
!Nathaniel (Voiced by Creator/JamiesonPrice)
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An angel formerly of the Hellguard who guards the Archon and the Crystal Spire.
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* {{Badass}}: Managed to survive on his own when everyone else fell to corruption.
%%* BadassBaritone
%%* BadassBeard
%%* BaldOfAwesome
* BigBadFriend: See OldFriend.
* BodyguardingABadass: The Archon doesn't really need the protection that Nathaniel gives, [[spoiler:as the fight against him shows]].
* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler: Abaddon becomes this to him once it's revealed not only did he not pass on but he became the Destroyer.]]
%%* GlowingEyes
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a few prominent scars on his face, no doubt from countless battles against demons.
* IOweYouMyLife: Death actually saved him during the battle to defend Eden from the Nephilim, in the backstory.
* LightIsGood: [[spoiler:The last un-Corrupted angel of the Crystal Spire.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The "authority" part being that angels without helmets seem to hold some sort of leader position in the military. The "reasonable" part being he's seems to be the only angel that doesn't greet Death with disdain or grudging respect.
* OhMyGods: "By Abbadon's [[EyepatchOfPower eye]]", but close enough.
* OldFriend: To an angel named "Vovin" (the angelic word for "dragon"). [[spoiler:Turns out this is another name for Abaddon.]]
* OnlySaneMan: [[spoiler:Is literally the only uncorrupted angel in Lostlight. [[TheReveal Including the Archon]].]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jamaerah]]
!Jamaerah the Scribe
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An angel meant to protect the records of the Ivory Citadel, he was infused with the Corruption that harmed it.
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* BaldOfEvil: [[spoiler:Subverted.]]
* BeatTheCurseOutOfHim: [[spoiler:Isn't actually a bad guy. He comes to his senses after fighting Death and helps him out, so Death spares him.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: By the Corruption.
* BodyHorror: One of his attacks is spewing what could be assumed to be his intestines out of his stomach, covered in Corruption.
* EnergyBall: Can launch ones made of books.
* EnemySummoner: Summons lesser Corrupted Angels.
* FatBastard: [[spoiler:Subverted.]]
* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler:He gets better.]]
%%* {{Loincloth}}
* MindOverMatter: All of his attacks involve some form of telekinesis with Corruption.
* MrExposition: Explains what ''really'' happened [[spoiler:to the Archon.]]
* {{Seer}}: He mentions in his dialogue with Death that, in addition to being a scribe, he has the gift of future sight, which is frowned upon by most angels.
* YouWillBeSpared: With [[BigRedDevil Samael]], who never really cared that much about the fight itself, [[spoiler:he is the only boss character in ''Darksiders II'' who is not killed by Death, due to saying what he knew and being helpful.]]

[[/folder]]

!!Hell

[[folder:Demons in general]]
Those of the Second Kingdom. They wage war with the forces of Heaven.
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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: It seems that Hell society is this kind of brutal feudal meritocracy.
* EvilIsBigger: Most demons are typically bigger than the angels, and some of them are even bigger than Makers.
* FantasticRacism: Towards angels.
* GiantMook: Some varieties of the non-boss demons are as big as Makers.
* HeavenAndHell: The latter half.
* TheLegionsOfHell: Literally.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: In contrast to [[TheBible traditional biblical descriptions]] which mention that Hell was made after a rebellion in Heaven led by Lucifer, the demons seem to be their own race as they have existed just as long as angels have. However, as the novel has made clear, some angels can become demons.
* TheUnfettered: In contrast to the First Kingdom, they have fewer qualms, even using such methods as {{necromancy}}.
* WingedHumanoid: [[SubvertedTrope Some demons have wings, but not all of them.]] They're usually either shrunken and virtually unusable or full-sized like an angel's, but they're all upside down. Those who have the latter have yet to be seen using for flight.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lucifer]]
!Lucifer, The Dark Prince (Voiced by: Keith Ferguson)

The ruler of Hell and demonkind.
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* AffablyEvil: His voice is actually quite pleasant and reasonable, speaking politely to Lillith [[spoiler: whilst deciding to torture her horribly for failing]].
* BiggerBad: A major part of the reason for the early Apocalypse, making him this for both War's quest of vengeance and Death's quest for absolution of his brother.
* EvilSoundsDeep
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: So far, while he's been talked about, he hasn't actually been seen in person in the games are any of the promotional material.
* NoNameGiven: He's only been called Lucifer in promotional materials, in the games he's always called the "Dark Prince" or "Dark One", and it took some [[WordOfGod clarification by the game's creators]] to clear up and state that Lucifer and the demon talked about as the ruler of Hell in the games are the same demon.
* {{Satan}}
* UnholyMatrimony: With Lilith.
* TheVoice: As of ''Darksiders II''.
* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler:To Lilith at the end of the second game after her failure mentioned above. However, it does not seem like he will be killing her.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lilith]]
!Lilith (Voiced by Jessica Straus)
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Mother of all demons, Lilith is the Queen of Hell and Lucifer's bride. Lilith appears in ''Darksiders II''.
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* AscendedExtra: Began with a very minor role in the prequel comic, in the original game only appears in voice, but has a larger role in the second game when Death reaches Shadow's Edge.
* AGodAmI: Her choice of words when lecturing Death on how she created the nephilim is somewhat reminiscent of how the All Mighty speaks in religious scriptures. However, it's more or less downplayed in practice.
* AnythingThatMoves: In the book, she's been confirmed to have a variety of lovers residing in her palace (referred to as her "pets") that are male, female, both and neither.
* BiggerBad: [[spoiler: She's responsible for Abbadon becoming the Destroyer, making her this in the first game.]]
* TheCorrupter: To [[spoiler:Abbadon]], and attempts this to Death.
* GlowingEyes and GreenEyes
* HornyDevil: Has the appearance, and she indicates she'll sleep with nearly anybody if she can find a reason.
* ManBehindTheMan: To [[spoiler:Abbadon]]
* MotherOfAThousandYoung: Granted, a less eldritch version of this, but she is the mother to all demons ''and'' the nephilim (in a sense).
* {{Stripperiffic}}
* SmugSnake: When she meets Death she acts very condescendingly, complete with touching his face and going off in a whole AGodAmI speech about how she made the nephilim. She's also arrogantly sure of her assumption that Death will abandon his brother and [[spoiler:revive the nephilim. Long story short; ''Nope''. And she's horrifically tortured by Lucifer for that]].
* TooKinkyToTorture: [[spoiler:When she is confronted by the Dark Prince following the second game, displeased of her failure to bring him the Nephilim into his side for the coming End War, she told him that she awaited her punishment, smiling... It is then subverted when she is told that she will receive no pleasure from her punishment this time, and she is last heard screaming.]]
* UnholyMatrimony: With Lucifer
* TheVamp: Is known to have slept with many people even outside of her marriage, including, but likely not limited to Samael and the Maker Gulbannan, generally trying to get something in return.
* WingedHumanoid: Upside-down wings, like Samael.
* TheVoice: In the original ''Darksiders'' when tempting [[spoiler:Abbadon]].
* YourCheatingHeart: Sleeps with Samael while married to Lucifer. However, it doesn't seem like the Dark Prince has much of a problem with this arrangement.
** The book suggests that this isn't something new as she's been known to take on many lovers.

[[/folder]]

!The Chosen

[[folder:Straga]]
!Straga (Voiced by TroyBaker)

An enormous demon and mightiest of the Destroyer's Chosen, Straga was the one who killed Abaddon and defeated War in their initial encounter. After Earth is conquered by Hell, Straga guards the Black Throne, where Azrael lies imprisoned.
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* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Tied with a boss the second game for largest enemy in the series aside from the Wailing Host int he second game, which as a big as him.
* CarryABigStick: His weapon in his second and final encounter is a large mace, which even in proportion to him is massive.
* TheDragon: To The Destroyer as the strongest of The Chosen.
* DumbMuscle: Despite being amazingly dim for a demon that bested a Horseman.
* EyeScream: His right eye was stabbed by War during the prologue of the first game.
* HeroKiller: Defeats War in their first encounter during the Battle of Apocalypse.
* LargeAndInCharge: Appears to be the leader of the demons invading the Third Kingdom before [[spoiler: Addabon becomes the Destroyer]] and is by far the largest boss in the first game even without considering that his whole body is never seen.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Done to indicate how dumb he is.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Straga's initial design was similar to Cthulhu. This was dropped, but the prototype concept would be remade into another character called the Wailing Host, who appears in ''Darksiders II''.
* YourHeadAsplode: [[spoiler:War teleports inside his head and destroys a large portion of his face.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Silitha]]
!!Silitha (Voiced by Lani Minella)

A spider-like demon and the fourth of the Destroyer's Chosen. Notable for taking many victims and prying whatever information she can from them.
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* FateWorseThanDeath: Silitha imprisons those she finds interesting in cocoons for an... indefinite amount of time.
* GiantSpider
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Despite being a spider. Her whole mouth is lined with rows and rows of teeth.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:The Chosen weren't charged to guard the entrance to the Black Throne, but to prevent Samael from returning to threaten the Destroyer's power]]
* TeleportSpam: Her primary way of attack. An example being that she would teleport above War and attempt to crush him. Does this so much that Chaos Form isn't much help against her since she doesn't stay in one place enough for it to get many hits.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tiamat]]
!!Tiamat (Voiced by Lani Minella)

Mother of the bat-demons.
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* BatOutOfHell: A very big one
* DealWithTheDevil: Attempts this twice with War in their battle. [[spoiler:It doesn't work.]]
* FanDisservice: Breasts on a bat-dragon-thing.
* PlayingWithFire: Can shoot {{fireballs}}.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Stygian]]
!!The Stygian

King of the Ashworms and one of the Destroyer's Chosen.
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* EvilIsNotAToy: Some demons managed to catch it and planned to tame it to use in their GladiatorGames, not aware it was one the Chosen. When it notices War, it breaks free and kills most of them before War even gets the chance to.
* LargeAndInCharge: The normal Ashworms are big, but the Stygian makes them look puny by comparison.
* LightningBruiser: Is the largest of the Chosen next to Straga, and it can move almost as fast as Ruin.
* MookMaker: Can spawn smaller Ashworms
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: It's mouth is lined with them.
* SandWorm
* TheVoiceless: Outside of not talking it doesn't appear to the intelligence of anything more than an animal.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Griever]]
!!The Griever

A gargantuan insect that serves as one of the Destroyer's Chosen.
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* BigCreepyCrawlies
* FrickinLaserBeams: It's main attack.
* MookMaker: Spawns Swarms to attack.
* TheVoiceless: Like the Stygian, doesn't appear to more than an animal.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Wicked K]]
!Wicked K

A [[WasOnceAMan Wicked]] in a top hat with a cane, Wicked K is a source of much comedy in the first game. In the second game, he serves as the Master of the Crucible, a boss if one hundred rounds are completed in a row.
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* BewareTheSillyOnes: This humorous undead guy is the strongest enemy in the second game.
* BonusBoss: In the second game.
%%* BritishAccents
* CaneFu: In a fencing style.
* DevelopmentGag: According to the development team, he only exists as an InJoke reference to Vigil Games's British contingent, and wasn't added until the final months of the game development.
* NiceHat: His top hat.
%%* TheUndead
* WasOnceAMan: Wicked are made from the remnants of humanity who have been resurrected and corrupted by demonic energies.

[[/folder]]

!!Makers

[[folder:Makers in general]]
An eons old race, the Makers dwell in a Realm called the Forge Lands. The Makers are one of the Old Ones, surviving races which the Creator brought into being. They are charged with the creation of countless universes, where in each one the Creator tried to bring balance.
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* AmazonianBeauty: The females of their race are a lot less stout than the males, but are still just as muscular when it comes to their arms.
%%* MightyGlacier: They're not known for their running speed, but when you're as big as them, you don't need much.
* OlderThanTheyLook: How long they live isn't stated, but Kharn talks about 500 years as though it were young.
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: They fit almost every single Dwarf stereotype, except...
* OurGiantsAreBigger: They are at least twice the height of human-sized beings. Most enemies in both games a considerably smaller than them.
* StoutStrength: Justified given their size and that they are extremely muscular in addition to being big.
* TimeAbyss: They're so old that they're souls can't be drawn into the Kingdom of the Dead.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ulthane]]
!Ulthane (Voiced by J. B. Blanc)

A member of the Makers, Ulthane is encountered by War while searching for the Griever. He fights with War until Uriel and her Hellguard appear. They join forces and beat Uriel and the Hellguard, and after which he directs War to the Griever's Lair.
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* BloodKnight: He seemed to be enjoying himself during his duel with War (when you use his chaos form to attack him) and when they're competing against each other to see who can kill the most angels.
* BodyCountCompetition: Sparks one with War over who can kill the most "pigeons", and will reward you if you win.
%%* BoisterousBruiser
* DeadpanSnarker: Calls the angels showing up "pigeons" and likens killing them to removing pests from his yard. Samael found this amusing.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: With War, and he got away with it.
* DropTheHammer: His main weapon is an enormous warhammer that makes the Chaos Eater look tiny by comparison. For that matter, makes War look puny.
* HiddenDepths: War is pretty quick to realize to he's hiding something.
* NotAfraidToDie: Even when War points his handgun Mercy directly at his face, he simply says...
-->'''Ulthane:''' Do I look like I'm afraid of death, boy?
* TheRedBaron: "The Black Hammer"
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Ulthane also co-conspired with Azrael and Abaddon into triggering the End War early. He was the one who forged the Armageddon Blade, which was used to break six of the Seven Seals]].
* SuperStrength: Ulthane has so much raw power that he can easily tote around a warhammer so heavy even War initially couldn't hope to pick it up.
* ViolentGlaswegian
* UltimateBlacksmith: [[spoiler: He created the Armageddon Blade, the one weapon that can kill the Destroyer and break the seals.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Eideard]]
!Elder Eideard (Voiced by James Cosmo)

The oldest Maker, and the leader of the survivors.
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* {{Badass}}: Not even getting crushed by the [[HumongousMecha Guardian]]'s hammer kills him!
** BadassGrandpa: The oldest of the Makers, by the look of his name and appearance.
** BadassBeard
* CoolOldGuy: See NiceGuy.
* DespairEventHorizon: His monologue during his first meeting with Death is rather... ''depressing''.
--> '''Eideard''': Life? (laughs) This world is dying, lad. Choking on chaos and Corruption. We can do little to stop it. Soon, the great tree too shall perish, and with it, the last of my people.
** However, thanks to Death's arrival, he has a HopeSpot in the form of the Guardian, which was built to destroy the Corruption blocking the Makers' way to the Tree of Life. Cue the next four main questline dungeons...
* MajorInjuryUnderReaction: Getting [[spoiler:crushed under the Guardian's hammer, leaving him highly bloodied, merely gets him to respond "Makers' bones, that hurt."]]
* MadeOfIron: See above.
* NiceGuy: Is very personable and polite to Death in spite of being... well... [[GoodIsNotNice Death]].
* StaffOfAuthority
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He gives up his life force to purify the Guardian from the Corruption that drove it mad and resurrect it.]]
* HornyVikings: His appearance is much evocative of theirs. Bonus points as Makers are Giant Dwarves.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Karn]]
!Karn

The youngest Maker, treated as an impetuous whelp by the others.
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He may not be the brightest (for instance, his "tip the construct" idea), but Karn is very strong and adept at combat.
%%* TheDitz
* DropTheHammer: Carries a very huge one.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: He's bald and somewhat ugly. Death even lampshades the difference.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:His reaction to he and Death accidentally corrupting the Guardian and sending it on a rampage.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Thane]]
!Thane (voiced by J.B. Blanc)

A warrior Maker who (according to the description of the helmet you find in the side quest "Lost and Found") is also Ulthane's brother. His function in the game is to sell you abilities.

* AnAxToGrind: A huge one even in proportion to his size.
* BloodKnight: Eagerly accepts Death's challenge to a duel and even says that he imagines dying on the field of battle.
* DeadpanSnarker: Maybe it's just him being bitter about his whole realm being corrupted and a large portion of his race wiped out, but he's pretty sarcastic towards Death.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Alya]]
!Alya

One of only two female Makers that appear in ''Darksiders II''. Alya and her brother Valus run their own small forge, and later the Maker's Forge. Valus isn't that talkative, so his sister is in charge with selling his works.
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* UltimateBlacksmith: Not to the extent of her brother, but she still has impressive skills even for a Maker.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Muria]]
!Muria

A shaman of the Makers. Muria sell talismans and potions. She even tasks Death with collecting three special items needed for her to make him the Grim Talisman.
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* BlindSeer: She wears a blindfold around her eyes.
* DespairEventHorizon: Many of her conversations with Death seem to have an almost nihilistic tone to them.
* GreenThumb: If you approach her and ''not'' hit talk, you can see her using magic to grow plants.
* MyGreatestFailure: According to one of the side quests, Muria once tried to make a construct without a Maker's soul. It... didn't go so well.

[[/folder]]

!!Kingdom of the Dead

[[folder:The Dead King]]
!The Dead King

The Lord of Bones, the Dead King is the ruler of the Kingdom of the Dead, where all of the dead from the various kingdoms go.
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* BadBoss: His response for Death returning the Dead Lords to him? [[spoiler:Killing all of them immediately. Death questions if doing all this wasn't just to mess with him.]]
* BadassBeard
* InformedAttribute: Boasts that Death in the state he sees him in is "beneath him", but for the most part isn't seen fighting.
* OldMaster
* {{Psychopomp}}
* RedBaron: The Lord of Bones.
* SuperEmpowering: Splits up Death's soul, giving him the Soul Splitter ability.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Chancellor]]
!Chancellor (Voiced by Barry Dennen)

A very rude and abrasive figure, the Chancellor to the Dead King has great dislike for Death, and tries his hardest to make his path forward difficult.
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* DeadpanSnarker: Rivals Death in terms of wit.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Most his interaction with Death. Though as the Chancellor points out, he's already dead, hard to scare a dead guy.
* EvilChancellor: Though not actually evil, the Chancellor is very rude to Death, even trying to get him killed rather than have him go to his boss. In response, Death is extra surly towards him.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Barry Dennen uses the exact same voice he did for [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Dean Domino]].
* IGaveMyWord: When Death returns from defeating Gnashor, after recovering from the shock that he actually did it, the Chancellor bitterly states that he can't deny him and lets him through.
* InTheHood
* {{Jerkass}}: The Chancellor runs Death through all those trials because he just doesn't like him.
* NumberTwo: To the Dead King.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: For seemingly no reason other than to anger Death.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Draven]]
!Draven (Voiced by TroyBaker)

The Master of Blades and a widely-known warrior from the Kingdom of Man. Won the right to live again after he murdered everything in the Gilded Arena, only to be betrayed by the Dead King and made his slave. Draven offers advanced move training.
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* BadassArmy: If you talk to Draven again to get the Bloodless side quest, there's a dialogue option which reveals that shortly before his death, he was organizing an army that would have conquered Earth. [[AvertedTrope Sadly, he never got the chance to finish it.]]
* BadassBoast: ''"Well, Horseman, I've beaten death once, and I can do it again."''
* BerserkButton: The Chancellor.
* BigEgoHiddenDepths: Despite hostile first encounter, Draven ultimately respects Death, and vice versa. Quest reward-wise, Draven is comparatively the most generous person in the game by a fair margin. Its entirely possible that, given his reasons for being the Master of Blades, he is just putting up a JerkassFacade.
* ContinuityNod: In the Forge Lands, Draven's buckler is picked up. He also appears on the door to the Well of Souls alongside [[spoiler:Lilith]], though the story behind this is unknown.
* FateWorseThanDeath: What he considers his servitude under the Dead King.
* HumanPincushion: Has a bunch of swords sticking through him.
* LikeABadassOutOfHell: A mixture of "fought his way out" and "got a job". He was offered his life if he could survive the Gilded Arena... but then was betrayed and forced into a job.
* MadeASlave: To the Eternal Throne.
* MasterSwordsman: He is the master trainer of combat moves in the game.
* MisterExposition: Concerning the Kingdom of the Dead.
* TheUndead
* PayEvilUntoEvil: His response to having his second chance at life taken away? Either [[spoiler:kill the Lord of Bones]] or [[spoiler:take his crown]].
* PowerFist: The "Dark Avenger" bucklers were once his.
* ShoutOut: His name may be referencing Eric Draven, the protagonist of The Crow. Incidentally, Michael Wincott (Death) plays the antagonist, Top Dollar.
* WasOnceAMan: Formerly a human.

[[/folder]]


!The Dead Lords

[[folder:Dead Lords as a group]]
A group of three spirits/undead who serve as assistants to their liege lord, the Dead King, but have not been present for some time to the aforementioned Lord of Bones, Death is sent out to collect them one by one in the second game as a series of dungeons.
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* KilledOffForReal: By the Dead King for failing to return to him in a timely manner.
%%** YouHaveFailedMe
%%* {{Psychopomp}}
* SummoningArtifact: Of a sort, in that the Dead King passes on a skill known as "Interdiction" to Death to allow him to summon the Lords once he gains their allegiance.
%%* TheUndead[=/=]OurGhostsAreDifferent

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Phariseer]]
!!Phariseer

The Phariseer sealed himself in his tomb when the Corruption hit, refusing to return to the Dead King.
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* CoolSword: Wields a large sword.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Sealed himself in his own tomb when the Corruption came, refusing to go back to the Dead King. Death defeating him in combat changes his mind.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Judicator]]
!!Judicator

The Judicator is the only one among them who is still trying to do his job.
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's perfectly willing to go with Death to the Dead King. He just needs to finish up his job where he is first.
* GuiltByAssociationGag: Very much PlayedForDrama. He is still loyal to the Lord of Bones, yet [[spoiler: he is killed like the other two lords]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Basileus]]
!!Basileus

Basileus refuses to go with Death only because he doesn't find him worthy, and forces him to go through the gauntlet of the Psychameron first.
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* DualWielding: Wields dual swords.
* HorseOfADifferentColor: Sometimes rides Achidna, a GiantSpider, in his boss fight.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's pretty rude to Death when you first meet him. See SmugSuper for further details.
* ShouldersOfDoom
* SmugSuper: He refuses to go with Death because he doesn't feel that Death is "worthy" for him to come along, so he forces him to go through the punishment of the Psychameron to even see him.

[[/folder]]

!!Independents

[[folder:Vulgrim]]
!Vulgrim (Voiced by PhilLamarr)

A demon merchant who aids War by selling him items and upgrades in exchange for souls, Vulgrim also provides the Horseman access throughout the ruined Earth with Serpent Holes. He returns in ''Darksiders II'' in the same merchant role for Death.
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* CollectionSidequest: War can collect relics that can be exchanged to Vulgrim for souls and Death can collect pages of the Book of the Dead for him.
* IntrepidMerchant: More impressively, he's dealing with both War and Death in roughly the same timeframe.
* SmugSnake
* YourSoulIsMine: Souls are his food source.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Samael]]
!Samael (Voiced by Vernon Wells)
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A demon formerly under the service of the Dark Prince, Samael rejected his rule, which had led to his eternal imprisonment by the Destroyer. He is set free by War, who is searching for a way to enter the Black Throne. Samael bargains with War entry in exchange for the hearts of the Destroyer's Chosen.
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* AffablyEvil: From what has been seen of him so far, he states he has [[IGaveMyWord a code by how he makes deals]] and is surprisingly polite compared to other demons. How much this is genuine remains to be seen.
* AustralianAccent: Courtesy of his voice actor, who is Melbourne, Australia.
* BadassBoast: Upon seeing War.
-->'''Samael''': War. Are you here to play executioner? They should have sent all four of you.
* BigRedDevil: Although he isn't in charge anymore.
* CallBack: In the first game, he says to War that "Sometimes, the Hero dies in the end". In ''Darksiders II'', Samael states the same thing to Death [[spoiler:while fighting him]].
* TheChessmaster: Implied. It's hard to say at the moment how much control he has over current events, but whether he means to actually take over Hell or pursue a goal much greater, he's definitely up to something. Lampshaded by Ostegoth in the second game.
--> '''Ostegoth''': The demon Samael plays a game of his own devising. And we are his pawns.
* DeadpanSnarker: Not to the degree of Death, but he has his moments.
* EvilLaugh: Lets out when War slugs the Watcher, and does them during the boss fight with him in the second game. Extremely [[LargeHam hammy]], contrasting with how restrained he usually is.
%%* EvilSoundsDeep
* GracefulLoser: Seems to handle being beaten by Death rather well. In fact, he seemed impressed and expresses interest in the final outcome between Death and Absalom. [[spoiler:After that, he just tosses the Demon Key to Death.]]
** Although, given how it's implied that he's scheming something, it could be he was just holding back to "test/tease" Death.
* IGaveMyWord: [[spoiler:Samael deliberately lies to War about the Chosen preventing access to the Black Throne, and after he regains his full power, claims he could just easily kill the Horseman. Nonetheless, Samael honors his promise, stating he respects War's desire for vengeance.]]
* ItsPersonal: Implied. Though vague, his response to War's question as to [[spoiler:why he challenged the Destroyer]] seems to have something to do with this. It may specifically [[spoiler:have something to do with the Destroyer's true identity]].
-->'''Samael''': As for the terms of my "[[SealedEvilInACan resignation]]"... (chuckles) well... I do not approve of the company my master keeps.
* IHaveManyNames: Even stated by others when Death visits Shadow's Edge.
* ItAmusedMe: He didn't seem to make Death fight for the Demon Key for any reason other than he was bored, considering that he was asleep when Death walked into his throne room.
* LargeHam: Depending on his mood.
* ManipulativeBastard: Turns out that he lied to War about [[spoiler:the Destroyer's Chosen guarding the tower -- they were preventing Samael from getting his powers back. See IGaveMyWord for the result of War finding out.]]
* MisterExposition: He gives War a lot of information regarding the current events on Earth, from the location of the Destroyer's Chosen to Uriel's feelings towards Abaddon.
* NobleDemon: See IGaveMyWord.
* OffhandBackhand: Does this the Watcher when he complains about him adding conditions to the deal for butting in on his talk with War. Samael apparently doesn't like be interrupted.
* TheOmniscient: He states very little escapes his attention when notes he observed War's meeting with Ulthane despite not having moved from the spot he stayed in the whole time.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: He displays some vampiric characteristics, such as [[spoiler:consuming the blood from the hearts of the Chosen]]. Every time he displays use of his powers, particularly when teleporting, flying or opening portals, bats are seen hovering in the area.
* PlayingWithFire: Likely mixed with EvilIsBurningHot.
* RedBaron: "The Blood Prince" or "the Red Wanderer", among others.
* ShipperOnDeck: A rather subtle version that is only brought up once in ''Darksiders''. After War [[spoiler:meets Ulthane and kills the Griever]], he asks Samael about Uriel, to which the Demon Prince teases him with this quote:
-->'''Samael''': ''[chuckles]'' Oh, I thought the Horsemen were above such ''earthly'' pursuits.
* ShockAndAwe: Also has this in addition to PlayingWithFire. In fact, he uses both of them [[spoiler:during his boss fight]] at the same time.
* RestrainingBolt: [[spoiler:The Chosen's hearts seal away his power, ''not'' prevent access to the Black Throne.]]
* TeleportSpam: His method of fighting Death in the second game.
* TheUnreveal: He never outright says why he rebelled against the Dark Prince, the most he said being that he [[EvenEvilHasStandards doesn't approve the company he currently keeps]].
* WildCard: He'll help the horsemen when it suits him, but his true goal is mystery. Lilith has claimed he could have taken over Hell if he wanted to, but he hasn't made clear if he's even interested in that.
* WingedHumanoid: Upside-down wings.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Crowfather]]
!Crowfather (Voiced by KeithSzarabajka)
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The "Keeper of Secrets", the Crowfather knows everything that happens in existence and guards this knowledge well. From his throne on the summit of a bone-chilling mountain peak in the Icy Veil, the Crowfather rules his realm alongside his many crow familiars (of which Dust is rumored to have been stolen from by Death). While appearing sagely, the Crowfather lacks patience and humor, having been tormented endlessly by the crying souls of the nephilim inhabiting the amulet around this neck.
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* AnimalMotif: You get one guess and the hints in his MeaningfulName.
* BackFromTheDead: ...Kinda. [[spoiler:Subverted in that he really is dead, but he's more of a "ghost" now.]]
* {{Badass}}: You must admit, it does take ''cojones'' to stand up to Death like he did.
* BadassGrandpa: The ''oldest'' Old One.
%%** BadassBeard
* TheChessmaster: Lightly implied. Shortly before going to face Absalom/the Avatar of Chaos, Death asks the Crowfather if he's been "testing" him from the beginning. If that was really the case, then he may have also pulled a ThanatosGambit.
--> '''Death''': The tree, the keys, the well -- why do I get the sense you are testing me?\\
'''Crowfather''': You test yourself, old friend.
* CoolOldGuy: [[spoiler:After you meet him in the Dead Lands, as his only reason for resenting Death (the amulet) is a thing of the past.]]
* HearingVoices: The souls of the crying nephilim are locked within his amulet.
* KnowledgeBroker: Subverted. He has all of the secrets of the universe, knows everything that happens, but is willing to die rather than help Death if he doesn't free him of the amulet with the imprisoned souls of the nephilim within. [[spoiler:He's more personable and helpful after death, however.]]
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Granted, given this is [[GoodIsNotNice Death]], he sort of has a reason.
%%* StealthMentor
* TookALevelInKindness: Much nicer to Death after dying and being sent to the Dead Lands, even helping him in his quest.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Shapeshifts into [[PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo War]] to fight Death.
* WarmupBoss: The last boss of the tutorial level, so it's inevitable.
%%* WizardBeard

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ostegoth]]
!Ostegoth

The last member of a race whose name has long been forgotten, Ostegoth serves as a merchant in both the Dead Lands and Shadow's Edge.
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* FaunsAndSatyrs: He's some kind of goat-man-thing. No word on if he has cloven feet as his robe covers them all the time.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Neutral Smoking in this case. Ostegoth constantly smokes a pipe; no word on ''what'' he is actually smoking, be it tobacco or otherwise.
* HandWave: How does he manage to keep getting to places before Death? He just says he has his ways, and he's not going to reveal them.
* IntrepidMerchant: He even goes to Shadow's Edge, the domain of [[BigRedDevil Samael]], to sell his goods, regardless of the fact that he mostly stays to the relative safety of the Kingdom of the Dead.
* LastOfHisKind: The last member of a race so ancient, Death doesn't even know what he is.
* MisterExposition: Of a sort, giving certain information about the Kingdom of the Dead.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Avatar of Chaos]]
!The Avatar of Chaos[[spoiler:/Absalom]] (Voiced by Simon Templeman)

A corruption that has spread throughout the various Kingdoms, this substance and its creator serve as the primary antagonist of ''Darksiders II''.

[[spoiler: Was originally Absalom, the leader and oldest of the Nephilim, who led his race to annihilate the populace of entire worlds. Upon seeing Eden being given to humanity, he felt the Nephilim were cheated out a world of their own and tried to take it by force, but four of the Nephilim turned on him and became the four Horsemen and wiped out the rest of the Nephilim, with Death personally finishing him off. His death, however, led to him become TheCorruption.]]

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* AnAxeToGrind: [[spoiler:Absolution, the personal weapon of Absalom even before his death. Acquired by Death after the FinalBoss.]]
* AntiVillain: He's only antagonistic because [[spoiler:the majority of his kind was killed, and he wants to revive them and seek vengeance on the Council for their brand of "balance".]]
* AxCrazy: He led to the nephilim to wipe out entire worlds.
* BigBad[=/=]TheHeavy: Of the second game.
%%* {{Badass}}
%%* BadassBeard
* BadassInCharge: Of the entire race of nephilim. [[spoiler:Until the Horsemen defected and slaughtered him and his]].
%%* BackFromTheDead
* CameBackWrong: MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil variety.
* CastingAShadow: As the source of TheCorruption.
** PurpleIsTheNewBlack / PurpleIsPowerful: Rather than use yellow tinged darkness like those influenced by his [[TheCorruption Corruption]] he mostly uses purple darkness attacks with only one yellow darkness attack.
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: [[spoiler:He plays this off against Death when they first meet, claiming that had he joined the nephilim in their conquest, War would be fine and there'd be no Corruption. However, the Crowfather mentions that Corruption was created as a ''result'' of the nephilim's conquest and that said conquest would have destroyed all of Creation.]]
* CombatTentacles: Uses these aggressively in his final boss fight, including being able to whip around his axe like a flail.
* TheCorruption: Even called as such.
* DarkIsEvil
* EldritchAbomination: He ''is'' the corruption spreading throughout the various Kingdoms.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: And he survives. It takes another cut to his neck to kill him.]]
* LargeAndInCharge:
** [[spoiler:While it could be the Corruption, Absalom looks to be roughly on par with a Maker when it comes to size.]]
** [[spoiler: The flashback to when Death turned on the nephilim showed he was much smaller then, closer in size to War.]]
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: The second phase of the fight with him, he grows to several times his normal size before taking damage knocks down to normal.
* OmnicidalManiac: See SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum. [[spoiler:He wiped out an unspecified number of worlds.]]
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Spends most of the game waiting behind the gate at the Well of Souls. When he is the Corruption, he doesn't need to move from there, his mere existence is a threat.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler:He gives more than a few to Death, the main theme of which being Death's betrayal and annihilation of his kinsmen, the Nephilim.]]
* SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum: The game is essentially this to him. [[spoiler:He couldn't get the Nephilim back into Eden after the Council gave it to the Kingdom of Man, so Absalom wants to destroy the "balance" with his Corruption, essentially destroying the entire universe.]]
* TragicVillain: When you get right down to it, he's more or less a victim of the Council. Lilith as well, possibly.
* TakeMyHand: Asks this of Death after the final battle, to hold his brother one last time, as he had when Death first killed him. [[spoiler:However, subverted in that Death simply takes his scythe back instead.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Absalom only went on his crusade because he wanted the nephilim to have a homeland of their own. Which isn't really that poor of a motivation. The ''bad'' thing, however, was the indiscriminate genocide he and his army unleashed upon countless other races in this pursuit.]]
* VillainHasAPoint: Tells Death that reviving humanity would only put them in a spot to get killed by the demons again, which Death doesn't argue against. [[spoiler:But going by the first game, Death's actions instead gave them access to the Well of Souls.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Creator]]
!The Creator

God, the Creator of All Things, who made Heaven, Hell, and Earth.
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* TheGhost: Unlike [[BiggerBad Lucifer]], the Creator is only alluded to throughout the series.
* {{God}}: Heavily implied. Unusual for such a figure, even [[OurDemonsAreDifferent the denizens]] of [[{{Hell}} the Second Kingdom]] seem to revere him, considering he created them as well.
* IHaveManyNames: For the angels, he's also known as "The Light" or "Father".
* TheMaker: Whatever his allegiance, he doesn't seem to think it necessary to interfere in the order of things directly.
* PowersThatBe
[[/folder]]

!!Book characters

[[folder:Panoptos]]
!Panoptos

A servant of the Charred Council who's cruel as he is loyal. He is the first Watcher and the "father" of the race. The Watcher of the first game is one of said "children".
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* BerserkButton: Does not take kindly to Death using him as a punching bag for his sarcasm. Or disobedience. Mainly Death's sarcasm though.
%%** HairTriggerTemper
* {{Jerkass}}: And how! Much like the one Watcher from the first game, Panoptos is simply vile to everyone he meets, excluding the Charred Council. As they say, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
* TheMole: Heavily implied. [[spoiler:It's hinted that it was Panoptos who told Raciel and her band of mercenaries about the existence of the Abomination Vault in the first place. At the very end of the book, Death confronts him about it, masking his accusations, but making it fairly clear that he believes Panoptos wanted the Grand Abominations to break from the chains of slavery using his "children" as his army.]]
* MonsterProgenitor: Of the Watcher race.
%%* SmugSnake

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hadrimon]]
!Hadrimon

An angel who, after a series of unfortunate circumstances, defected from Heaven.
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* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Apparently having one of the Grand Abominations on your person can do this to you.]]
* BigBad: Of the novel.
* ButtMonkey: After Raciel's exile, Hadrimon made so many futile half-planned attacks that Heaven actually thought of him as a joke. [[spoiler:...Until the Abomination Crisis began.]]
* EvilPlan: [[spoiler:Awakening the Grand Abominations and then unleashing them on both Heaven and Hell.]]
* LightIsNotGood: He may be an angel, but he's definitely not a good guy.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: The reason behind said revenge.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Basically, a summary of why he [[spoiler:wanted the Grand Abominations in the first place. Subverted since said cause of revenge was technically his own fault.]]
* StarCrossedLovers: Used to be this with Raciel. [[spoiler:Subverted since he was the one that betrayed her and got her sentenced to being exiled to Hell.]]
%%** MyGodWhatHaveIDone
* TwoAliasesOneCharacter: Until [[spoiler: Lilith reveals his name to Death]], he went under the alias of "Semyaza" [[note]]The leader of the Grigori, who descended to Earth and took human women as wives[[/note]], [[spoiler: who turned out to be a second lieutenant at an outpost in an area called the Empty Sea]].
* VillainousBreakdown: Has a few of these, but most notably during the final battle where he has a ''huge'' one when he sees [[spoiler:Raciel alive again after so many years, having previously thought that she had died during her exile to Hell. And another one when Black Mercy (one of the Grand Abominations that's in his possessions throughout the story) controls him and makes him kill her.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Belisatra]]
!Belisatra

A female Maker, formerly an apprentice of Gulbannan.
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* TheDragon: [[spoiler:To Hadrimon.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Hadrimon's red.
* WrenchWench

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Keeper of Oblivion]]
!The Keeper of Oblivion

The Charred Council's executioner and one of the very few people outside his brothers that Death considers a friend, also serving as the latter's confidant. True to his title, the Keeper holds the power to open a portal to Oblivion -- a realm where literally nothing exists; not even light and darkness. If someone or something is thrown in, they cease to exist, which is considered one of the most terrible of fates... which is where the Keeper comes in.
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* FauxAffablyEvil: Implied. The affable part, at least, is played straight, but Death thinks it's just a ruse.
* TheFaceless: Like Death, the Keeper is never seen without his mask, only said mask is made of iron as opposed to bone.
* WarriorTherapist: To Death. It's mentioned several times that the Keeper has committed atrocities on a similar level to Death's, which is probably why he's trusted with knowledge that not even the rest of the Horsemen knows.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Berrarris]]
!Berrarris

The Keeper of Oblivion's young Maker apprentice.
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* ShrinkingViolet: Possibly subverted, as we've only seen this behavior when Death is around.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''Spoiler''' character]]
!Raciel

A fallen-angel-now-demon and Hadrimon's former lover. Since Heaven's laws are extremely strict to a degree where even who they love is dictated (in Raciel and Hadrimon's case, only angels that are much closer in military rank (ex. a general and their second-in-command) are actually allowed to have a relationship), Raciel was betrayed and ratted out by Hadrimon (who was having second thoughts about their relationship) and was exiled to Hell where she eventually transformed into a demon and became the leader of a band of mercenaries.
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* ActionGirl: Leads a band of demon mercenaries.
%%* FallenAngel
* StarCrossedLovers: Used to be this with Hadrimon. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] because she now hates him due to his role in her exile.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Does not hesitate to give [[spoiler:Hadrimon one when she reunites with him.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gulbannan]]
!Gulbannan

A once well-respected member of the Makers, until he took Lilith as a lover. However, Lilith was using him to learn his secrets about creating life (which she succeeded in doing), and after he had finished sharing all he knew, Gulbannan became worried of what Lilith might do with those secrets. Before he could do anything about it, his former apprentice, Belisatra, killed him out of interest in what Lilith would create. It's heavily implied that Lilith used her newfound abilities to create the Nephilim and, subsequently, the Four Horsemen.
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* DeathByOriginStory: He taught Lilith how to create life, which she used to create the {{Nephilim}}.
* PosthumousCharacter: Offed by Belisatra so she could find out what Lilith would do with his secrets.

[[/folder]]

!!DLC-only characters

[[folder:The Hunter]]
!The Hunter (voiced by Creator/SteveBlum)

From the Belial DLC. A human who roamed around the ruins of Earth, whom Death eventually bumped into after hearing rumors of survivors from Uriel.
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* TheAtoner: Suffers from extreme guilt of serving Belial by revealing the locations of the other survivors in exchange for his own soul back.
* {{Badass}}: He probably doesn't think of himself as one, but if a guy like him could survive in the apocalypse, who knows how many survivors may have endured? This guy managed to survive with just a sniper rifle, his own survival skills, and a makeshift prosthesis.
** ActionSurvivor: Yep. Despite his failings, he's a paragon of humanity's potential, despite how most supernatural beings dismiss humans as being weak.
** BadassNormal: No special powers whatsoever. Even the 'deal' with Belial got him no powers whatsoever.
** HandicappedBadass: He replaced his missing leg with a makeshift prosthesis.
* ColdSniper: Uses a sniper rifle as his main weapon.
* HeroicBSOD: Suffers from one upon learning that [[spoiler:his soul was never taken and that the humans he helped locate died for nothing.]]
* LastOfTheirKind: Implied. When asked by Death if there were others, the Hunter merely answers that he doesn't know and that if there were he "hoped that their end was quick".
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: When it turned out [[spoiler:his soul was never taken from him and that he was merely fooled into ratting out the other humans]], the Hunter asks to be killed as penance. [[spoiler:Death complies.]]
%%* UnwittingPawn
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The Hunter was originally meant to appear as a character in the first Darksiders as an ally to War, but was scrapped for unknown reasons.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Belial]]
!Belial (voiced by FredTatasciore)

From the Belial DLC. A demon who recently became a "Lord" in Hell's legions. The Hunter claimed that he had his soul and, in exchange for getting it back, he had to reveal the locations of the other human survivors.
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* ButtMonkey: If Death's first line to him is anything to go by, Belial didn't seem all that well-respected before his ascension (probably in part of Hell's meritocratic form of government).
--> '''Death''': Belial. The Legions of Hell must be in a sorry state to make you a Lord.
* FatBastard: Yup.
* IAmAHumanitarian: Is shown eating a dead human before the fight with Death.
* LargeAndInCharge: He had ascended to the title of "Demon Lord" as of the Apocalypse. However, since he was stationed on Earth, it's unknown whether or not he took orders from [[TheHeavy the Destroyer]] or if he was off doing his own thing.
* ManipulativeBastard: Towards the Hunter.
* ProngsOfPoseidon: Uses a trident as his WeaponOfChoice.
* YourSoulIsMine: The Hunter believed Belial had his soul. [[spoiler:It turns out it was just a threat to keep him from rebelling and that his soul wasn't taken in the first place.]]


[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Mad Smith]]
!The Mad Smith (voiced by KeithSzarabajka)

A Maker who was imprisoned in the Shadow Lands by his kin for his creation of the Abyssal Forge.
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* AxCrazy: When meeting Death for the first time.
* HypocriticalHumor: He pulls this off when describing the Abyssal Forge. He's called the "Mad" Smith for a reason.
-->'''Mad Smith''': And unlike myself, the Abyssal Forge is utterly insane.
* MadScientist: Even if he is a talented smith, it's clear he has a few screws loose.
* MercyKill: Asks this of Death after the destruction of the Abyssal Forge. [[spoiler:The request didn't seem all that important to him, given how aloof he was when Death decided to spare him, even stating he wanted to make a new masterpiece.]] Although, this is probably another sign of his madness...
* OhCrap: When Death tells him the seal to the Shadow Lands has been broken, the smith starts to freak out about the potential invasion of the Abyssal Forge and its armies and begs him to destroy it.

[[/folder]]

!!Death's Door characters

[[folder:The Horsemaster]]
!The Horsemaster

The protector of a place called the Far Fields. It is from him that the Horsemen got their steeds.
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: To quote Death...
-->'''Death''': When he is at rest, no being has known greater serenity. And when he is called to arms, no being is swifter at bringing everlasting darkness... [[GrimReaper Save for me]].
* CoolOldGuy: He acts very respectful towards Death and even helps him gets to Earth, saying that the latter's cause has always been just.
* {{Cowboy}}: Possibly a lone cowboy variation. Aside from dressing the part (save for what appear to be two tanto-like weapons strapped to his back), he hasn't been seen to be living with anyone else and he takes care of the horses that live in his realm.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Horsemaster is simply known to those who know him as... ''the Horsemaster''.
* TheNameless: From what Death knows, if the Horsemaster actually has a given name, he has yet to tell anyone.
* WhipItGood: Like Fury, his main weapon is a whip.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''Spoiler''' character]]
!Makhala

A former angel soldier from the Hellguard that was present at the Battle of Eden where the Nephilim were wiped out by the temporary alliance between the Four Horsemen and the Hellguard. However, after Absalom died and Corruption was born, Makhala became one of the first people to fall under its influence. She traveled to Earth and started a cult among the humans while spreading Corruption's influence, claiming that she's "saving" them. It wasn't until the events of Death's Door (specifically, in 18th century France) that Death hunted her down (as requested by Abaddon, when she killed several of his best soldiers (but he thought she was a demon)) and killed her.
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%%* ActionGirl
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Thanks to Corruption. Also applies to her followers.
%%* EvilRedhead
%%* LightIsNotGood
%%* ReligionOfEvil: Started one of these.

[[/folder]]