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The Abomination Vault Novel Characters

    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".


  • Berserk Button: Does not take kindly to Death using him as a punching bag for his sarcasm. Or disobedience. Mainly Death's sarcasm though.
  • 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.
  • The Mole: Heavily implied. 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.
  • Monster Progenitor: Of the Watcher race.

    Hadrimon 

Hadrimon

An angel who, after a series of unfortunate circumstances, defected from Heaven.


  • Ax-Crazy: Apparently having one of the Grand Abominations on your person can make you this.
  • Big Bad: Of the novel.
  • Butt-Monkey: After Raciel's exile, Hadrimon made so many futile half-planned attacks that Heaven actually thought of him as a joke. ...Until the Abomination Crisis began.
  • Driven to Suicide: When Black Mercy, one of the Grand Abominations, briefly takes control of him and kills Raciel. He attempts to kill himself, but it doesn't work as Black Mercy wouldn't allow the chambers to collapse.
  • Evil Plan: Awakening the Grand Abominations and then unleashing them on both Heaven and Hell.
  • Light Is Not Good: He may be an angel, but he's definitely not a good guy.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: The reason behind said revenge.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Basically, a summary of why he wanted the Grand Abominations in the first place. Subverted since said cause of revenge was technically his own fault.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Used to be this with Raciel, due to Heaven's strict courtship laws. Subverted since he was the one that betrayed her and indirectly got her sentenced to being exiled to Hell.
  • Two Aliases, One Character: Until Lilith reveals his name to Death, he went under the alias of "Semyaza" note , who turned out to be a second lieutenant at an outpost in an area called the Empty Sea.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has a few of these, but most notably during the final battle where he has a huge one when he sees 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.

    Belisatra 

Belisatra

A female Maker, formerly an apprentice of Gulbannan.


  • The Dragon: To Hadrimon.
  • Mad Scientist: Her motivations basically boil down to curiosity; she wants to know how everything and everyone works, and will have said knowledge regardless of who gets hurt. In the case of allying with Hadrimon, she wants to know how the Grand Abominations function.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Hadrimon's red.
  • Wrench Wench: Belisatra supplies Hadrimon with his army of constructs.

    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.


  • Faux Affably Evil: Implied. The affable part, at least, is played straight, but Death thinks it's just a ruse.
  • The Dreaded: Considering that the Keeper holds the worst of all fates in the palm of his hands, he's one of the most feared beings in Creation.
  • The Faceless: Like Death, the Keeper is never seen without his mask, only said mask is made of iron as opposed to bone.
  • Warrior Therapist: 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.

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    Berrarris 

Berrarris

The Keeper of Oblivion's young Maker apprentice.


  • Shrinking Violet: Possibly subverted, as we've only seen this behavior when Death is around.

    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.


  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Used to be this with Hadrimon, given that they were widely different ranks in Heaven's military, which, according to the angels' very strict laws, was considered illegal. Subverted because she now hates him due to his role in her exile.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Does not hesitate to give Hadrimon one when she reunites with him.

    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.


  • Death by Origin Story: He taught Lilith how to create life, which she used to create the Nephilim, and by extension, the Four Horsemen. However, he was killed after she learned everything she could from him.
  • Posthumous Character: Offed by Belisatra before the series began so she could find out what Lilith would do with his secrets.

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Downloadable Content Characters

    The Hunter 

The Hunter

Voiced by: Steve Blum

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.


  • Action Survivor: Yep. Despite his failings, he's a paragon of humanity's potential, despite how most supernatural beings dismiss humans as being weak. This guy managed to survive with just a sniper rifle, his own survival skills, and a makeshift prosthesis.
  • The Atoner: Suffers from extreme guilt of serving Belial by revealing the locations of the other survivors in exchange for his own soul back.
  • Badass Normal: No special powers whatsoever. Even the 'deal' with Belial got him no powers whatsoever.
  • Cold Sniper: Uses a sniper rifle as his main weapon.
  • Handicapped Badass: He replaced his missing leg with a makeshift prosthesis.
  • Heroic BSoD: Suffers from one upon learning that his soul was never taken and that the humans he helped locate died for nothing.
  • Last of Their Kind: 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". The second game renders this trope moot since Death restores mankind back to life and the third game reveals other humans have survived as well.
  • Redemption Equals Death: When it turned out 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. Death complies.
  • What Could Have Been: 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.

    Belial 

Belial

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

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.


  • Butt-Monkey: 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.
  • Fat Bastard: He's a grotesquely obese demon with the personality to match.
  • I Am A Humanitarian: Shown eating a dead human right before his fight with Death.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Death finishes him off by skewering him with his own trident.
  • Large and in Charge: 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 the Destroyer or if he was off doing his own thing.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He fooled the Hunter into ratting out his fellow human survivors by claiming to be in possession of the man's soul... despite not having any power to do so.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: Uses a trident as his Weapon of Choice.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: The Hunter believed Belial had his soul. It turns out it was just an empty threat meant to keep him from rebelling and that his soul was never taken in the first place.

    The Mad Smith 

The Mad Smith

Voiced by: Keith Szarabajka

A Maker who was imprisoned in the Shadow Lands by his kin for his creation of the Abyssal Forge.


  • Ax-Crazy: When meeting Death for the first time.
  • Hypocritical Humor: 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.
  • Mad Scientist: Even if he is a talented smith, it's clear he has a few screws loose.
  • Mercy Kill: Asks this of Death after the destruction of the Abyssal Forge. 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...
  • Oh, Crap!: 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.

    Frostbane 

Frostbane

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

An ice dragon created by Argul, who summoned a soul of the Abyss to serve him. It serves as the final boss in the Argul's Tomb DLC.


  • Evil Is Deathly Cold: Much like its master Argul, Frostbane also has domains over cold.
  • Expy: It resembles the Destroyer in the first game, only being covered in ice instead of wreathed in flames.
  • The Dragon: To Argul, both figuratively and literally.
  • Dragon Their Feet: Frostbane is confronted long after its master has been dethroned, and likely can be faced after his defeat in Death's hands.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: When Argul was deposed, Frostbane was trapped inside its sanctuary and throw away into a pocket realm by the Lord of Bones away frmo anyone's reach.

Death's Door Graphic Novel Characters

    The Horsemaster 

The Horsemaster

The protector of a place called the Far Fields. It is from him that the Horsemen got their steeds.


  • Beware the Nice Ones: 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... Save for me.
  • Cool Old Guy: 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.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": The Horsemaster is simply known to those who know him as... the Horsemaster.
  • Never Given a Name: From what Death knows, if the Horsemaster actually has a given name, he has yet to tell anyone.
  • Whip It Good: Like Fury, his main weapon is a whip.

    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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