- Asskicking Equals Authority: It seems that Hell society is this kind of brutal feudal meritocracy.
- Evil Is Bigger: Most demons are typically bigger than the angels, and some of them are even bigger than Makers.
- Fantastic Racism: Towards angels.
- Fantastic Slur: "Bats" in Darksiders III.
- Giant Mook: Some varieties of the non-boss demons are as big as Makers.
- The Legions of Hell: Literally.
- Light Is Not Good: They are associated with bright flames which contrast them and the Angels against The Corruption.
- Our Demons Are Different: In contrast to 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. It isn't currently known if the opposite can happen.
- The Unfettered: In contrast to the First Kingdom, they have fewer qualms, even using such methods as necromancy.
- Winged Humanoid: 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 them for flight.
Lucifer, The Dark Prince
Voiced by: Keith Ferguson (Darksiders II), Darin De Paul (Darksiders III)
The ruler of Hell and demonkind.
- Bad Boss: Based on how he tortures Lillith for failing, it's safe to assume he's this.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Has a low, smooth voice and is basically Satan.
- Faux Affably Evil: His voice is actually quite pleasant and reasonable, speaking politely to Lillith whilst deciding to torture her horribly for failing.
- Greater-Scope Villain: 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. His appearance in The Stinger of Darksiders III seems to imply his goal is to let his rivals within Heaven and Hell, as well as the Charred Council's forces, destroy each other so no more checks on his power remain.Lucifer: So, the young one plays nursemaid to Mankind...it is of no concern. Abaddon rules over the Earth, Heaven and Hell scramble to take their place at the table, and the Council? The Council works against the very Balance they profess to uphold. Soon, corruption will overtake them all...and only I shall remain.
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: 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. The one time he does show up is in the post-credits scene of Darksiders 2. But even then, we never actually see his appearance, only hear his voice.
- No Name Given: 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 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: Although here, he's referred to solely as Lucifer.
- Smug Snake: He sounds confident enough in his plans during his monologue during The Stinger in Darksiders III but players who have played the series and payed attention to the elements of what he revealed will know that Foregone Conclusion is in full effect here namely, that by the end of the first Darksiders all of the elements of his monologue have turned into a disaster thanks to the Horsemen, thanks to Fury the Seven Deadly Sins are no more and Heaven, Hell and the Council can no longer reach Humanity, thanks to Death the human race shall be reborn, undoing everything Abaddon, Lucifer and Lilith tried to achieve, the Nephilim army he was promised will never come, and the corruption he was expecting to consume all sides has been destroyed, and thanks to War, the Council no longer has any control over the Horsemen, releasing them and allowing them to fight the ones behind the war, and most important of all Abaddon no longer controls the Earth, effectively ensuring that Humanity at least has a fighting chance
- Unholy Matrimony: With Lilith.
- The Voice: As of Darksiders II.
- Tranquil Fury: Hardly raises his voice while chastising Lilith about how she failed to convince Death to revive the nephilim.
- You Have Failed Me: 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.
- Your Days Are Numbered: Hinted in the promotional comic to the first game. War mentions that the time of Lucifer's reign is almost over, which is why he was delivering the Charred Council's message to Samael and not the former, since the latter is next in line for the throne. However, we don't exactly know why it's ending. But considering Hell's form of government, it probably won't end well for him.
Voiced by: Jessica Straus
Mother of all demons, Lilith is the Queen of Hell and Lucifer's bride. Lilith appears in Darksiders II.
- Ascended Extra: 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.
- A God Am I: 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.
- Anything That Moves: 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.
- Chained by Fashion: She has a golden chain wrapped around her body.
- The Corrupter: To Abbadon, and attempts this to Death.
- The Dragon: She appears to be one to Lucifer.
- Gainaxing: In her introductory scene, viewers can easily spot it.
- Greater-Scope Villain: She's responsible for Abbadon becoming the Destroyer, making her this in the first game. She's also helping to facilitate whatever grand scheme Lucifer is plotting.
- Horny Devil: Has the appearance, and she indicates she'll sleep with nearly anybody if she can find a reason.
- Man Behind the Man: To Abbadon
- Mother of a Thousand Young: Granted, a less eldritch version of this, but she is the "mother" to all demons and the nephilim (in a sense).
- Ms. Fanservice: Her design is quite blatantly sexualized, having her dress very open in the front and prone to Gainaxing, she is introduced making a Sexy Walk and she doesn't miss an opportunity to strike poses to better show off her curves. In fact, it's invoked in-universe that she can near effortlessly seduce whoever she wants.
- Stripperiffic: Her outfit is... not very conservative.
- Smug Snake: When she meets Death she acts very condescendingly, complete with touching his face and going off in a whole A God Am I speech about how she made the nephilim. She's also arrogantly sure of her assumption that Death will abandon his brother and revive the nephilim. Long story short; Nope. And she's horrifically tortured by Lucifer for that.
- Statuesque Stunner: While standing next to Death, its shown that she is slightly taller than him, which is impressive given that Nephilim are quite big next to humans.
- Too Kinky to Torture: 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.
- Unholy Matrimony: With Lucifer
- Winged Humanoid: Upside-down wings, like Samael.
- The Vamp: 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.
- The Voice: In the original Darksiders when tempting Abbadon.
- Your Cheating Heart: 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.
- Interestingly enough, Judaism portrays Lilith as the consort of Samael.
Voiced by: Dave Fennoy
A powerful demon lord in service to the Destroyer.
- Affably Evil: Surprisingly polite and businesslike in his mannerisms to the point where battling him is optional.
- Badass Boast: He has two in the same scene. The first:Fury: Someone wants you dead.
Abraxis: Ah, they can get in line. The meek always envy the strong.
Fury: You are quite the silver-tongued demon, aren't you?
- And then if you choose choose to kill Abraxis:
Abraxis: The original.
- Dual Wield: Wields two massive swords in battle.
- Manipulative Bastard: He attempts to persuade Fury to kill the Lord of Hollows by telling her that he's going to hollow Earth. Should you select "Kill Abraxis", Fury will not only call him out on it, Abraxis won't even deny it.
- Nothing Personal: He has nothing against Fury personally, even when she comes with potential to strike him down, and thus sees no reason to antagonize her. He even calmly explains why it's likely she's been hired to kill him and gives her his side of the story and the option to just walk away without a fuss, only fighting if she chooses to go through with the Lord of Hollows' mission.
- Third-Person Person: Abraxis sometimes refers to himself by his name.
A demon lord empowered by Lucifer for an unknown purpose. In Darksiders Genesis, he is hunted by War and Strife to uncover Lucifer's plans.
- Greed: Judging from his boss arena — which is filled with gold and other treasures — this seems to be a prominent trait of his. He even tries to kill War and Strife with some of his goodies.
- I Surrender, Suckers: When War and Strife first meet him, Mammon immediately starts panicking and tries to buy them, seemingly not wanting to fight them. Strife then shoots him but it's revealed that it was only an illusion and he fully intends on fighting...
- Angels, Devils and Squid: While they are in service of Hell, according to Uriel in Darksiders II they are not actually demons themselves, but abyssal creatures - a generic term for any monster native from the Abyss that are older than angels and demons.
- Animalistic Abomination: With the exception of Straga, all other Chosen bosses in the first game are monstrous beings of titanic proportions and with the shape of earthly creatures.
- Beat Still, My Heart: War is tasked with retrieving four of the Chosen's hearts and offer them to Samael so he can open a portal to the last one, Straga.
- Final-Exam Boss: Whatever artifact that War previously acquired before facing them will be essential in their defeat.
Voiced by: Troy Baker
An enormous creature 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.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Tied with a boss the second game for largest enemy in the series aside from the Wailing Host in the second game, which as a big as him.
- Carry a Big Stick: His weapon in his second and final encounter is a large mace, which even in proportion to him is massive.
- The Dragon: To The Destroyer as the strongest of The Chosen.
- Dumb Muscle: Despite being amazingly dim for a demon that bested a Horseman.
- Eye Scream: His right eye was stabbed by War during the prologue of the first game.
- Hero Killer: Defeats War in their first encounter during the Battle of Apocalypse.
- It's Personal with the Dragon: While War has no idea who is responsible for his predicament, he certainly got unfinished business with Straga for killing him in the prologue and sets out to finding him at the start of the game.
- Large and in Charge: Appears to be the leader of the demons invading the Third Kingdom before 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.
- Meaningful Name: "Straga" means "warrior" in the demon language.
- No Ontological Inertia: He's bound to the Destroyer's tower and is strongest there, and after he's slain it begins to crumble to the ground. You can still return to the tower through Serpent Holes afterward, so collectables you overlook aren't Permanently Missable Content.
- Stationary Boss: Both times he is faced by War, Straga is stuck in place and unable to leave his position.
- Third-Person Person: Done to indicate how dumb he is.
- Villain Forgot to Level Grind: War was crippled by the Council when they first fought, to the point that Straga beats him no matter how well you perform. By the time you encounter him again, War's strength and arsenal have grown far greater.
- What Could Have Been: 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.
- Your Head Asplode: War teleports inside his head and destroys a large portion of his face.
Voiced by: Lani Minella
A spider-like monster and the fourth of the Destroyer's Chosen. Notable for taking many victims and prying whatever information she can from them.
- Fate Worse than Death: Silitha imprisons those she finds interesting in cocoons for an... indefinite amount of time.Samael: The Broodmother is a collector of sorts. Most who enter her lair, she feeds to her young. The ones she takes an interest in...ah, those are the unlucky ones. Those she keeps alive, and they can last for a very long time, long enough to tell her things.
- Giant Spider
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: War kills her by punching her down from the ceiling, sending her dropping through the floor and having her abdomen skewered on a huge stalagmite.
- Keeper of Forbidden Knowledge: Is considered one, capturing unfortunate victims and keeping the ones with stories and information alive long enough to pry it out of them. She's also the one who drops The Reveal of what the Chosen actually do.
- Lightning Bruiser: You wouldn't think this big beast that hits very strong would be this fast?
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Despite being a spider. Her whole mouth is lined with rows and rows of teeth.
- The Reveal: 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
- Teleport Spam: 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.
Voiced by: Lani Minella
Mother of the bat-demons.
King of the Ashworms and one of the Destroyer's Chosen.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: Some demons managed to catch it and planned to tame it to use in their Gladiator Games, 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.
- Large and in Charge: The normal Ashworms are big, but the Stygian makes them look puny by comparison.
- Lightning Bruiser: Is the largest of the Chosen next to Straga, and it can move almost as fast as Ruin.
- Mook Maker: Can spawn smaller Ashworms
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: It's mouth is lined with them.
- Sand Worm
- The Voiceless: Doesn't seem capable of speech, and furthermore doesn't appear to have the intelligence of anything more than an animal.
A gargantuan insect that serves as one of the Destroyer's Chosen.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Not only is she one, she spawns them.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: Her main attack.
- Mook Maker: Spawns Swarms to attack.
- Tunnel King: Has made her home in the ruined remains of a subway station, and attacks War as he travels through them long before the actual fight.
- The Voiceless: Like the Stygian, she doesn't appear to be much more than an animal.
Voiced by: Keith Szarabajka
A 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.
- Beware the Silly Ones: This humorous undead guy is the strongest enemy in the second game.
- Bonus Boss: In the second and third games.
- Busman's Vocabulary: Almost everything he says is rooted in theater terms.
- Cane Fu: In a fencing style.
- Confusion Fu: If anything can be said about his fighting style, it's that it's... unusual.
- Development Gag: According to the development team, he only exists as an In-Joke reference to Vigil Games's British contingent, and wasn't added until the final months of the game development.
- Mysterious Middle Initial: Or last initial, as it happens. The third game reveals it to be "Killington".
- Nice Hat: His top hat. In the third game, he can fly around on it or jump into it and emerge as three clones of himself.
- Teleport Spam: A frequent tactic of his.
- Was Once a Man: Wicked are made from the remnants of humanity who have been resurrected and corrupted by demonic energies.