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Makers

    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.
  • Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism: Male Makers tend to have disproportionately small heads whereas females, while still massive have more balanced proportions.
  • Dying Race: Their world is on the verge of the Abyss, much of it consumed by Corruption that has killed most of their race. Its implied that all its left of the Makers are the ones met in the Sanctuary in Darksiders II, Ulthane (who is stranded on Earth) and the Mad Smith (who is implied to be undead/turned into a construct). The third game reveals that a few other accompanied Ulthane, but hardly enough to save their people.
  • Mighty Glacier: They're not known for their running speed, but when you're as big as them, you don't need much.
  • Older Than They Look: How long they live isn't stated, but Kharn talks about 500 years as though it were young. To emphasize that, if you speak to Thane right after the Tears of the Mountain quest, he'll imply that a two thousand year old is the maker equivalent of a small child.
  • Our Dwarves Are All the Same: They fit almost every single Dwarf stereotype, except...
  • Our Giants Are Bigger: They are at least twice the height of human-sized beings. Most enemies in both games are considerably smaller than them.
  • Stout Strength: Justified given their size and that they are extremely muscular in addition to being big.
  • Time Abyss: They're so old, that their souls can't be drawn into the Well of Souls.

    Ulthane 

Ulthane

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Voiced by: JB 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.


  • Berserk Button: He does not like people touching his things without permission, uninvited people on his property and strangers in general. One or all of those will most likely result in an ass-whooping, as the Hellguard (and almost War) learned the hard way.
  • Blood Knight: 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.
  • Body-Count Competition: Sparks one with War over who can kill the most "pigeons", and will reward you if you win.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: You know someone is one when they straight up turn a battle against angels into a contest to see who can kill the most.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Calls the angels showing up "pigeons" and likens killing them to removing pests from his yard. Samael found this amusing. Ironically, it's hinted he's friends with Azrael, an angel. Both of which were two of the three instigators of the premature End War.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: With War, and he got away with it.
  • Drop the Hammer: His main weapon is an enormous warhammer that makes the Chaos Eater look tiny by comparison. For that matter, makes War look puny. Judging by his personality, tastes in building design and location, skills and hammer, he's the inspiration for Thor amongst humanity.
  • Fiery Redhead: Red hair? Check. Fiery? Check.
  • Graceful Loser: If you win the contest to see who can kill the most angels, he won't be mad about it.
  • Hidden Depths: War is pretty quick to realize to he's hiding something.
  • Not Afraid to Die: 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?
  • The Red Baron: "The Black Hammer"
  • The Reveal: 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.
  • Super Strength: 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.
  • Violent Glaswegian: Loves a good brawl and has a thick Scottish accent.
  • Ultimate Blacksmith: He created the Armageddon Blade, the one weapon that can kill the Destroyer and break the seals.

    Eideard 

Elder Eideard

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Voiced by: James Cosmo

The oldest Maker, and the leader of the survivors.


  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the leader of the last Makers in the Forge Lands and can shrug off a massive blow from the Guardian as if it was just a regular punch to the face.
  • Badass Beard: Sports a long white one.
  • Despair Event Horizon: 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 Hope Spot 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...
  • Major Injury Under Reaction: Getting crushed under the Guardian's hammer, leaving him highly bloodied, merely gets him to respond "Makers' bones, that hurt."
  • Nice Guy: Is very personable and polite to Death in spite of being... well... Death.
  • Staff of Authority: Carries around a big one and is the leader of the surviving Makers.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He gives up his life force to purify the Guardian from the Corruption that drove it mad and resurrect it.
  • Horny Vikings: His appearance is much evocative of theirs. Bonus points as Makers are giant dwarves.

    Karn 

Karn

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Voiced by: Andre Sogliuzzo

The youngest Maker, treated as an impetuous whelp by the others.


  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He may not be the brightest (for instance, his "tip the construct" idea), but Karn is very strong and adept at combat.

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    Thane 

Thane

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Voiced by: JB 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.

  • An Ax To Grind: A huge one even in proportion to his size.
  • Blood Knight: Eagerly accepts Death's challenge to a duel and even says that he imagines dying on the field of battle.
  • Deadpan Snarker: 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.
  • Mighty Glacier: In his duel, he is quite slow with highly-telegraphed attacks, but if you fight him when you first meet him, he can and will one-shot you. His health is quite a bit higher than any boss faced up to that point as well.

    Alya 

Alya

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Voiced by: Elle Newlands

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.


  • Ultimate Blacksmith: Not to the extent of her brother, but she still has impressive skills even for a Maker.

    Valus 

Valus

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Voiced by: JB Blanc

Alya's brother and fellow blacksmith.


  • I Call Her "Vera": One sidequest has Death looking for Valus' personal weapon (which Alya describes as a "friend") named Splinter-Bone.
  • The Quiet One: He hardly says a word, and merely grunts to communicate.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Sometimes, if you're walking away from the Forge, you can hear him speak up and say "Good luck, Horseman".
  • Ultimate Blacksmith: Just like his sister.

    Muria 

Muria

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Voiced by: Claudia Christian

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.


  • Blind Seer: She wears a blindfold around her eyes.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Many of her conversations with Death seem to have an almost nihilistic tone to them.
  • Green Thumb: If you approach her and not hit talk, you can see her using magic to grow plants.
  • My Greatest Failure: 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. She requests that Death destroy her creation, to both put it out of its misery and prevent it from hurting others.
  • Mystical White Hair: Has long silver-hair and has magical powers, including visions and growing plants.

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