* FanNickname: "Blood Reaver" is the LOK fans' name given to the Reaver sword that doesn't yet have Raziel's soul inside of it.
* FranchiseKiller: After the first three games did very strong, ''Blood Omen 2'' got average reviews, and to fans of the series its story and design aesthetic were a complete departure from the rest of the franchise. The series stumbled on to ''Defiance'', which got a bit better reception on both fronts, but it wasn't enough to save the series.
* HeyItsThatVoice: That's right, people. [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Minister Claude Frollo]] is the Elder God. Unless you know him better as [[ReBoot Megabyte]].
** And [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpacenine Constable Odo]] is Janos Audron.
** Simon Templeman is getting around the videogame scene as of late; even when ''Defiance'' was new, he wasn't in many other titles, and was usually just a random bit part when he ''was'' in something else. It can be ''jarring'' for anyone who played this series to hear him these days, particularly as Loghain in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', where he's doing the "Kain Voice" on a character with a lot of screen time.[[note]]Simon Templeman is primarily a theatre actor.[[/note]]
** Let's not forget [[{{Rugrats}} Chaz Finster/Drew Pickles]], [[VideoGame/{{Diablo}} Nihlathak]], and [[VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} The Prophet]] as Raziel.
*** For the German version of Soul Reaver 2, we have Udo Schenk as Raziel... who also voiced [[Film/HarryPotter Voldemort]] from HP4's movie version onwards
** For Turel, we have [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX the]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 voice]] of [[DissidiaFinalFantasy Jecht]].
** In the Italian dub of Defiance, Kain is [[EvilIsHammy hammly voiced]] by [[DragonBall Piccolo's]] voice actor, while the even [[LargeHam hammier]] Raziel is [[{{Naruto}} Deidara]]. Furthermore, the Elder God is [[OnePiece Sir Crocodile]], Mortanius is [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Barbossa]] and one of the female vampire hunter mooks is voiced by [[{{Naruto}} Sakura]]/[[DragonBall Bulma]]/[[OnePiece Nami]]'s voice actress.
** In the French dub, Kain is MorganFreeman and Raziel is Creator/KevinCostner. For real.
** Their voices aren't particularly alike, but if you're aware of it you can hear the similarities: Ariel is voiced by [[Series/BreakingBad Skylar White]], of all people.
* OneOfUs: Hilariously inverted; in the behind-the-scenes feature for Soul Reaver 2, Creator/MichaelBell tells of how he had to actually buy a Playstation when Crystal Dynamics sent him a free copy of Soul Reaver. He was eager to see the entire game because of how he imagined it would turn out from the script, and because he used his talent for multiple voices to cover several characters. Being a non-gamer, he couldn't handle the platforming at all and spent two hours trying (and failing) to pass the platforming portion of the tutorial, only for his daughter to be so far beyond it the scene was unrecognizable when he came back from getting a beer out of the fridge.
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: [[http://www.gog.com/forum/general/release_legacy_of_kain_blood_omen_2/post24 Don't expect]] ''Blood Omen I'' to be rereleased on GOG.com any time soon, due to a spectacular case of ExecutiveMeddling-induced legal bridge-burning between SiliconKnights and Crystal Dynamics (with {{Activision}} as an involved sideline third party), [[http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=503761 which is best left explained in details by NeoGAF user Mama Robotnik]].
* TalkingToHimself - Michael Bell, Raziel's voice actor, also played Melchiah and various antagonists. Taken to its logical extreme when [[spoiler: Raziel confronts his past self.]]