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As his name implies, the Lord of Hollows presides over a realm called "The Hollow" -- a place said to be worse than Hell itself. He assists Fury in ''Darksiders III'' by giving her Hollows, as well as asking her to kill a powerful demon named Abraxis.

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As his name implies, the Lord of Hollows presides over a realm called "The Hollow" -- a place said it can be reached by traveling beneath Earth, and is considered by some to be worse than Hell itself. Those that reach the Hollow of their own free will have a literal death wish, as he will 'hollow' out their souls, erasing their existences while preventing them from reincarnating. The Hollow has stayed Neutral by his command - until the apocalypse began early. He assists Fury in ''Darksiders III'' by giving her Hollows, special orbs empowering her with the forces of nature[[note]]Flame, Storm (wind and electricity), Force (gravity), and Stasis(ice and time)[[/note]], as well as asking her to kill a powerful demon named Abraxis.



* NeutralNoLonger: In his words, "Even [he] knows that during the Apocalypse, one must choose sides". He chooses [[spoiler:Fury's. In a fit of surprise, she chooses Life]].



* {{Seppuku}}: He offers a supernatural version of this; Angels, Demons, and Humans who are sick of war come to him to ensure they are not reincarnated back into a life of endless, hopeless war by having their souls hollowed out. [[spoiler:He does this to ''himself'' if Fury deals with Abraxis, giving her his souls' powers in the hopes of using them to uplift humanity.]]

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* {{Seppuku}}: He offers a supernatural version of this; Angels, Demons, and Humans who are sick of war come to him to ensure they are not reincarnated back into a life of endless, hopeless war by having their souls hollowed out. [[spoiler:He does this to ''himself'' if Fury deals with Abraxis, giving her his souls' powers in the hopes of her using them to uplift humanity.]]


* EquivalentExchange: To keep the factions from accusing him of favoritism, he demands that any angel/demon who submits to him must bring a demon/angel who also wishes to be made hollow, effectively ensuring that both sides are equally weakened.



* {{Seppuku}}: He offers a supernatural version of this; Angels, Demons, and Humans who are sick of war come to him to ensure they are not reincarnated back into a life of endless, hopeless war by having their souls hollowed out. [[spoiler:He does this to ''himself'' if Fury deals with Abraxis, giving her his souls' powers in the hopes of using them to uplift humanity.]]




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* YourSoulIsMine: In the introductory cutscene he hollows out an angel and demon who are so sick of war they have agreed to a suicide pact.

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* EquivalentExchange: To keep the factions from accusing him of favoritism, he demands that any angel/demon who submits to him must bring a demon/angel who also wishes to be made hollow, effectively ensuring that both sides are equally weakened.


* DefensiveFeintTrap: During his boss fight in ''Darksiders II'', there's a moment when he abruptly teleports away from Death back to his throne where he slumps as if he was badly wounded. This gives Death the opportunity to wail on him. However, after a few swings in, Samael suddenly blocks him, flashes a SlasherSmile and initiates the second phase of the boss fight. The kicker? [[ButThouMust You have to attack him in order to proceed.]]

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* DefensiveFeintTrap: During his boss fight in ''Darksiders II'', there's a moment when he abruptly teleports away from Death back to his throne where he slumps as if he was is badly wounded. This gives Death the opportunity to wail on him. However, after a few swings in, Samael suddenly blocks him, flashes a SlasherSmile and initiates the second phase of the boss fight. The kicker? [[ButThouMust You have to attack him in order to proceed.]]


* 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.

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* OrcusOnHisThrone: Heavily downplayed. Some of his boss battle involves him sitting on his throne casting spells at Death, though he does get off of it to face him in melee combat.
* 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. He's also called "The Blood Prince".


* 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.

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* WildCard: He'll help the horsemen 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.

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** In ''Darksiders II'', he's this to the Archon. Different races aside, [[spoiler:it's revealed that the Archon is corrupted, and manipulating Death]]. Not only does Samael just skip to the boss fight without manipulating Death, he isn't shown to be corrupted. Then again, said boss fight takes place a century prior, when Corruption had not yet reached Shadow's Edge.


* DefensiveFeintTrap: During his boss fight in ''Darksiders II'', there's a moment where he abruptly teleports away from Death back to his throne where he slumps as if he was badly wounded. This gives Death the opportunity to wail on him. However, after a few swings in, Samael suddenly blocks him, flashes a SlasherSmile and initiates the second phase of the boss fight. The kicker? [[ButThouMust You have to attack him in order to proceed.]]

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* DefensiveFeintTrap: During his boss fight in ''Darksiders II'', there's a moment where when he abruptly teleports away from Death back to his throne where he slumps as if he was badly wounded. This gives Death the opportunity to wail on him. However, after a few swings in, Samael suddenly blocks him, flashes a SlasherSmile and initiates the second phase of the boss fight. The kicker? [[ButThouMust You have to attack him in order to proceed.]]

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* DefensiveFeintTrap: During his boss fight in ''Darksiders II'', there's a moment where he abruptly teleports away from Death back to his throne where he slumps as if he was badly wounded. This gives Death the opportunity to wail on him. However, after a few swings in, Samael suddenly blocks him, flashes a SlasherSmile and initiates the second phase of the boss fight. The kicker? [[ButThouMust You have to attack him in order to proceed.]]


->''Feed my hunger, and I will feed your curiosity.''

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->''Feed ->''"Feed my hunger, and I will feed your curiosity.''
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->''Remember... sometimes, the hero ''dies'' in the end.''

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->''Remember... sometimes, ->''"Remember... Sometimes, the hero ''dies'' in the end.''
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* BadassGrandpa: The ''oldest'' known Old One.


* UsefulNotes/AustralianAccent: Courtesy of his voice actor, who is from Melbourne, Australia.


* BigRedDevil: Although he isn't in charge anymore.

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* BigRedDevil: Although he isn't in charge anymore.He looks very similar to modern depictions of {{Satan}}.


* AGodAmI: See BadassBoast for the quote and context.



-->'''Samael''': War. Are you here to play executioner? They should have sent all four of you.

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-->'''Samael''': -->'''Samael:''' War. Are you here to play executioner? They should have sent all four of you.you.
** He has another one [[spoiler:after the revelation of the Chosens' actual purpose and him consuming the final heart.]]
-->'''Samael:''' With [[spoiler:my powers restored,]] I am like unto a ''god''! I could suck the marrow from your bones before you even drew another breath!
* BerserkButton: He has no tolerance for people who try to barge in on any deal or conversation that doesn't concern them. He also doesn't care for being called a coward.



* 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]].

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* 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]]. Either way, he refused to elaborate.

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