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This is a character page for the Machinima series Shadow of Israphel. For other characters in the Yogscast Minecraft Series or the Yogscast themselves, go here.

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The first NPC the Simon and Lewis Brindley encounter other than Israphel. He started out as a kindly innkeeper, but eventually gets his own character arc.
  • Action Survivor: Old_Peculier before he Took a Level in Badass and became Knight_Peculier.
  • Big "NO!": When King_Finbar mentions Daisy will be an offering to the Sand God.
  • Catchphrase: "HEROES!"
  • Deadpan Snarker: Knight_Peculier has moments where he is this.
    "The signal tower doesn't need to be that bright..."
  • Distressed Dude mixed with Badass in Distress: Knight_Peculier in Shadow of Israphel episode 15, and again in episode 31.
  • Driven to Suicide: Was this until he met Simon and Lewis, who gave him hope for facing his nightmares again.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: He falls into a pool of radioactive lava after his minecart is derailed. Simon and Lewis are shocked.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: Knight_Peculier lends a hand in Lewis and Simon's adventures some times, then goes off to do his own thing.
    • He also helped the Yogscast explain the 1.2 Beta update.
  • I Am Your Father: Of Verigan_Antioch. Technically Great Grandfather.
  • It's Personal: After Israphel kidnaps Daisy_Duke, and he hears of his father's legacy, he becomes determined to stop him.
    • In episode 34, he personally kills King_Finbar after he threatens Daisy.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Knight_Peculier. He isn't as good with communication or a sword as Lewis, as skilled of a miner or bowman as Simon, or as smart as Skylord_Lysander, but is competent at all of these.
  • Killed Off for Real:Dies falling into a load of radioactive... stuff... after his minecart is derailed.
  • The Load: Old_Peculier when he suffers from the taint.
  • Meaningful Name: Old_Peculier is old, and a bit quirky. When he becomes Knight_Peculier, this is averted - he's a knight, but no longer peculiar.
    • In terms of his real name, he's named after his great grandfather, Verigan Antioch.
  • Take Up My Sword: Old_Peculier's father to Old_Peculier, to vanquish the evil spirit and destroy the Hellgates.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Old_Peculier, becoming Knight_Peculier.
  • Younger Than They Look: He's afflicted with a 'Weariness' that makes him age faster then normal.


Simon's first love interest; a blacksmith's daughter from Terrorvale who sends Lewis and Simon on their first Fetch Quest. Later kidnapped by Israphel. Played by Hannah Rutherford.

  • The Blacksmith: She learned blacksmithing from her parents.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Among Simon's love interests, she is the blonde, Granny_Bacon is the redhead (she had red hair when she was young), and Isabel is the brunette.
  • Damsel in Distress: So much so that she is still in distress after three seasons, and there is no sign that she'll be rescued any time soon.
  • Punny Name: Either a reference to the character from Dukes of Hazzard or to daisy dukes, a kind of clothing.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Her personality revolves around being attracted to Honeydew or Old_Peculiar.
  • Temporary Love Interest: The first of three love interests that Honeydew has over the series. He gets over her pretty quickly, even if he's still assisting in the search for her in the quest for the map fragments. Plus, Old_Peculier was intending to propose to her.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Is terrified of spiders.


The reverend whose son Israphel died as a result of creepers. Sends the pair on a quest.
  • Co-Dragons: Takes the role of this very briefly in Season 3.
  • Freak Out: Expects them not to return and tries killing them when they return. Predict the results.
  • Sinister Minister: He turns out to be a bad guy after all.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Charging two heavily armoured and armed warriors with nothing but a golden sword. It ends exactly as you'd expect. He even throws his sword at them eventually, leaving himself unarmed. Although this could be a Justified Trope considering that he's a zombie and so isn't exactly all there mentally.
  • The Undead: Briefly resurrected.
  • Wham Line: "His son Israphel was out hunting when he was killed by Creepers."
  • Zero-Effort Boss: Even after being resurrected as an undead warrior to aid Israphel, he is only carrying a golden sword and a piece of paper, going down relatively easily.


     Mistral City 


A priest in Mistral City who resembles Elvis. First ran the Church of the Holy Golden Apple, but later changed it to the Church of the Holy Record.

Grandma Bacon a.k.a. Granny_Bacon

Simon's second love interest.


A Skylord of Mistral City, Lysander usually provides quick transportation for the heroes. He usually manages to keep a level head even when Xephos and Honeydew are panicking or goofing off. The only character in the Israphel series voiced by Lewis (other than Xephos, obviously), though on Survival Island and in Shadow of Israphel Part 8, he was voiced by Simon.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Episode 26 hints that he might be in a relationship with Skylord_Jasper.
  • Cool Airship: The Celaeno before it crashed.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Shows signs of this, usually when Xephos and Honeydew are being particularly inept or insane.
    "Yes, it's broken. Well done."
  • The Mole: Subverted. Simon and Lewis catch him seemingly worshipping Israphel after burning down Mistral City, but in reality he was framed.
  • Only Sane Man: When alone with the two main heroes he is this.
  • The Smart Guy: He is quite smart, and is a clever tactician.


One of the Skylords from Mistral City, who Lewis and Simon first meet after trying to loot his stuff. Lewis and Simon are somewhat confused as to whether he's "the good one" or "the bad one".
  • Camp Gay: More so in Episode 26 than in his initial appearance.
  • Characterization Marches On: Skylord_Jasper started out as extremely loud and extremely angry all the time. He even threatens to murder Lysander for stealing his towels. The only hint that he might have homosexual tendencies is his preference for pink in his home. When he reappears in Episode 26 he is no longer aggressive toward the heroes, he is flamboyantly gay, and he's calling Lysander "lover". And has locked him in a dungeon and stuck a ball gag in his mouth...
  • Cool Airship: He seemed to have had at least two of these. One was apparently destroyed with the burning of Mistral City. The other is at his summer retreat.
  • No Indoor Voice: He yells almost every line he has when he first appears in Mistral City.
  • The Rival: He first appears to be a rival to Lysander. Again, Episode 26 suggests otherwise.


An incompetent wizard from Mistral City. Often blows things up, including his own home. Played by Duncan Jones.
  • The Ace: The reason he is taken along on adventure maps. He can use magic to fly and explode obstacles, very useful in the Canopy Carnage map. It was practically made for him.
  • Butt-Monkey: "Damnit, Fumblemore!"
  • Emo Teen: What he looked like when he was younger.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: He appears in the first livestream event and helped with the Canopy Carnage map.
  • Inept Mage: Almost codifies this trope.
  • Lethal Joke Character: His younger self in the Legend of Verigan Charity livestream. His combat skills are subpar, he constantly destroys his fellow adventurers by mistake with his spells, and can't gather resources without making a mess. However, he is incredibly good at blowing up spawners, and can deal with dense clusters of enemies with a blast of TNT.
  • Magic Misfire: Happens nearly every time he casts a spell.
  • Older Than They Look: Was part of Verigan's Five-Man Band over 100 years ago.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Has this with Swampy during the Canopy Carnage map.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: His usual method of dealing with anything. He doesn't always do this intentionally though.


Fumblemore's nature-loving brother, who detests humanity "defiling the land". Voiced by Simon as a stereotypical hippy.

Mr. Astley

A reformed Creeper who lives in Mistral City.
  • Heel–Face Turn: But does blow up when Lewis tries killing him for some sulphur.

     Carnivale de Banjo 


A voodoo fortune teller working for the Carnivale de Banjo. Voiced by Simon in an extremely low and croaky voice. Painfully.
  • Black Magic: She's heavily involved in voodoo.
  • Demonic Possession: Sort of. In a rare harmless example, she allows herself to be possesed by "Da voodoo spirits" in order to make her predictions.
  • Fortune Teller: Her job with the carnival
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Averted. Her supposed smoking (which caused her strange voice) does not say anything about her alignment, and is simply used as a gag.
  • Token Minority: The only black person in the main cast.


The carnival's resident strongman.

  • Cheaters Never Prosper: He's not really that strong- he's tough, but in reality he has an invisible pickaxe. Simon grows a tree around him with bone meal, making him choke. He survives, but is still puking leaves.
  • Dumb Muscle: He's strong, but he's very stupid. He keeps saying baby as "babby".
  • Unexplained Recovery: Somehow survives choking inside a tree. Granted he's still puking leaves afterwards.

Mr. Banjo

The carnival's shady, overly-cheerful manager. Likes disguises.
  • Monster Clown: Sort of. He's not really evil per se, but he's definitely shady.

     Verigan's Hold 


  • Really 700 Years Old: He's Old_Peculier's uncle. Even though Peculier is younger than he looks, that's still pretty old.

     BBQ Bay 


A pirate at Barbecue Bay who enlists the heroes to repair the bay and defeat Grimjaw_Slugface.
  • Ax-Crazy: He enjoys burning down Mistral City and BBQ bay a lot! When caught doing the latter, he shouts"Hahahahaha! BURN!!!" This sentence seems to reflect his mental state rather well.
  • Defrosting Ice King: He's initially rather rude to Lewis and Simon, but after they help save the town he warms up to them.
  • Evil Laugh: Gives a good one when burning down BBQ Bay. Although at bits it overlaps with Laughing Mad.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He is killed in the same fire he started when Simon and Lewis push him in and manage to block him from jumping off the bay.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A bit abrasive, but he genuinely cares for BBQ Bay. Or not.
  • Kill It with Fire: He burns down Barbecue Bay (partially), as well as Mistral City.
  • The Mole: He's working for Israphel.
  • Near-Villain Victory: He nearly burnt down the whole of Barbecue Bay before the heroes stopped and killed him. The townsfolk may have to rebuild their damaged homes almost from scratch, but they're all still alive.
  • Side Quest: Makes Simon and Lewis help him in defeating Grimmjaw before they can gain his trust.
  • Verbal Tic: "Down there just be hard tack, aaarrrr, ha haarrrrr, and bilging gear, harrrr harrr."




One of the heroes that destroyed a great evil 100 years ago, before becoming a zombie. This makes him a zombie-pirate-dwarf-in-a-boat.
  • Drunken Master: Sort of. He is able to heal himself with beer after he is injured by the zombies in Stoneholm.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: He's a zombie, but he acts more or less the same as he did in life.
  • Ninja Pirate Robot Zombie: A zombified dwarf who also happens to be a pirate.
  • Noodle Incident: He got hit in the gut by a cannonball. We don't know anything else about why he's a zombie.
  • Old Soldier: Old pirate but in any case he destroyed a great evil 100 years old, and he is still kicking as a zombie pirate.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: He's a zombie, but appears to have the same mobility as he did in life. He also isn't a ravenously hungry monster.


Old_Peculier's sister, a feared pirate who works under the alias "Dread Pirate Norris".


Isabel's accomplice; a lone robot pirate that Lewis and Simon quickly ditch.



Skylord_Jaspar's manservant, though he apparently hates his job. He constantly requests the heroes to take him with them, despite being of little help to them.
  • Broken Record: Take me with you!
  • Butt-Monkey: He constantly hopes that his life will get better, but he's stuck in a humiliating position, captured somehow and falls to his "death".
  • Dumb Muscle: He isn't very bright, although he's sensible enough to try and get away from Jaspar.
    • Too Dumb to Live: Falls to his "death" after failing to jump over a simple platform (despite claiming he could jump well and basically refusing Lewis's offer of bridging the area). Despite Simon and Lewis "regretfully lamenting his passing" note , he somehow survived, appearing in later custom maps and mods (but not the actual series) with nothing more than a couple of sly remarks made by the duo about his fate.
  • Epic Fail: Whoever was playing him didn't do a good job at that jump.


Lysander's grandfather.


One of the Skylords at Skyhold.



A female dwarf that lives in Stoneholm. She bears a striking resemblance to Daisy. She might be the wife/girlfriend of Rory.


A male dwarf who is the nephew of Spacker.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: King_Finbar turns him into a zombie.
  • The Undead: He gets turned into a zombie by his king.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Invoked by Simon, who comically gives him a rather nasal voice which doesn't fit a dwarf.


King Finbar's dragon.


The corrupted king of Stoneholm.
  • Bad Boss: He kills workers even if they have helped him.
  • Evil Overlord: Played with. Apparently he was normal enough before, but then he came back and things really went to hell.
  • Karmic Death: He taunts Knight_Peculier that Daisy will be a sacrifice to the Sand God. Peculier kills him in a fit of rage.
  • Our Dwarves Are All the Same: This dwarf is a zombie and has some basic knowledge of magic.
  • Playing with Fire: He seemingly has this power.
  • The Undead: He died from something beforehand, then came back.

     The Hand and the Sands 


A young man found imprisoned in the cloning facility. Is the descendant of one Horatio Grizwold.

  • Famous Ancestor: He's the descendant of Horatio Grizwold.
  • The Load: Due to having been trapped in the cloning machine for several weeks, Webley is both dehydrated and starving, unable to fight or even move far distances, getting him out of the Sentinel took Simon and Lewis quite a bit.


A French shiplord found in the Sands.—-

     Flashback characters/The Legend of Verigan 


Professor Horatio Grizwold (alternately spelt Grizwald and Griswold) was an archaeologist from Chronobasher's Minecraft adventure map Prof. Grizwald and the Curse of the Pyramid.

In the map's story, he left notes and maps for Simon and Lewis that led to a cursed pyramid containing an equally cursed diamond. He had seemingly died in an orc attack on his cabin, but Simon later made him the go-to voice for adventure maps, writing FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE TO HAUNT YOU, YOU SON OF A BITCH.

He has since appeared in the Israphel canon as one of the heroes that destroyed a great evil 100 years ago.

  • Accent On The Wrong Syllable: Pronunciation of his name seems to vary.
  • Ascended Extra: He only appeared in writing in an adventure map, but the memorable voice acting done by Simon made him into a One-Episode Wonder that made him become a part of the Shadow of Israphel backstory (spelled "Grizwold") in the Legend of Verigan special.
  • Large Ham: And it is glorious.
  • Mr. Exposition: Provided all the exposition in the adventure maps he appeared in and the Legend of Verigan.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: While he did help destroy a great evil 100 years ago, he was also the one who set it loose in the first place by activating a portal he found.
  • No Indoor Voice: Almost everything he says is a loud proclamation.
  • Only Sane Man: The only one in Enoch's expedition who believes that the metal hand is best feared due to its suddenly growing. He flees before he can share the fate of his comrades.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Leaves the desert expedition when it becomes clear that staying is tantamount to suicide.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": "Grizwold," "Grizwald," and "Griswold" are the most common variations.

Verigan Antioch

  • Big Good: In a sense, as he founded the templars.

Karpath Antioch


A templar who explores the metal structure with Grizwold.—-
  • Axe-Crazy: After the Sand and Sentinels drive him nuts, he kills the two remaining members of his party.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Good god is it ever. Thankfully we don't see it onscreen.
  • Demonic Possession:Corrupted by the Sand, and through them the Sentinels.
  • Driven to Suicide: He supposedly tears himself to pieces.
  • Genre Blind: Probably the worst example in the show. Grizwold decides to jump ship because he realises what's wrong. Enoch stupidly chooses to stay.
  • Heel Realisation: The last log shows he finally realised what he had done, and how Grizwold was right. Of course, by this point he realises this, Israphel is taunting him far too much and he rips himself to pieces because his bones are itchy.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Initially he was rather sane, if also a bit stupid. He gradually goes completely insane.
  • Pride Before a Fall: He was fairly arrogant before the incident.

    SOI Villains 


The undead head of the Cult of Israphel, apparently hailing from the Nether. Played, at least early on in the series, by Hannah Rutherford.
  • Adaptational Comic Relief: His animated series persona (presumably non canon) is considerably funnier, as opposed to the canon Knight of Cerebus depiction.
  • Adaptational Wimp: His animated series persona is also considerably stupider.
  • Back from the Dead: He was apparently dead at one point, but was resurrected through unknown means.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Seemingly.
  • Badass Longcoat: Part of his skin.
  • Bald of Evil: He seemingly has no hair, often depicted as having a head like a creeper.
  • Big Bad: He seems to be.
  • The Chessmaster: Very good at manipulation.
  • Cult: Has one named after himself.
  • Disk-One Final Boss: The Battle of the Breach.
  • The Dragon: Possibly to the Sand God.
    • Dragon-in-Chief: If so, he is doing most of the work at the moment, as his probable master is resting.
  • The Dreaded: For good reason.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: In life, he was one.
  • Evil Only Has to Win Once: If he wins, he will take over Minecraftia, and spread his evil throughout the world.
  • Evil Overlord: What he will apparently become if the duo fails, resulting in the Bad Future seen in their vision.
  • Faux Affably Evil: The signs he leaves to message people may come across as this.
  • Hero Killer: Whenever he appears, expect the stakes to go up and Lewis and Simon to have some serious obstacles to overcome. He's killed Honeydew and Xephos at least once, but given that Death Is Cheap for them, they ultimately come back anyway. He's killed Karpath as well, and was indirectly responsible for the death of Knight_Peculier.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Whatever happened to him, he's likely no longer human per say.
  • It Amused Me / For the Evulz: At first, he was just a prankster and a troll annoying Lewis and Simon. As Cerebus Syndrome kicked in, this trope was phased out... then reintroduced in a much darker way.
  • Kick the Dog: Kidnapped and presumably killed Old_Peculier's mother. Not to mention his indirect burning down of Mistral City and BBQ Bay; he did not do these personally but ordered Jock_Fireblast to.
  • Kill It with Fire: He usually has his minions burn enemy cities and fortresses. He himself also gains the ability to shoot fireballs some time between episodes 16 and 31.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Turned the lighthearted "Let's Play" into a somewhat more serious show. At the same time, his more horrifying traits have been highlighted more, with his funny ones being phased out of anything canon.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Alternate spelling of "Israfel", an apocryphal Abrahamic angel often referred to as the trumpeter on Judgement Day.
  • Rain of Arrows: His favorite tactic, at least earlier on when it was possible to spam with a bow.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His red eyes are quite noticeable.
  • Religion of Evil: Well, he does follow the Sand God.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Against the Antioch bloodline.
  • Sdrawkcab Alias: In the temple that Xephos and Honeydew take shelter in, a sign in front of an obsidian barrier says not to open, or else a beast of sorts named Lehparsi will be unleashed. They don't realize it's backwards for Israphel.
  • The Voiceless: He never speaks in any episode of the story arc.
    • To get around this, he opts to often leave signs where he's been. For example, at Granny_Bacon's funeral, he leaves a taunting sign with his name at the bottom.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Would kidnap and likely kill them, too.


One of Israphel's henchmen. His only role seems be dying easily and providing pork for the heroes.
  • Ring-Out Boss: In their first encounter with Zombie_Boss, Xephos kills him by knocking him into a ring of lava around Israphel's castle, which is just as dangerous for them.


One of Israphel's henchmen. He is considerably more dangerous than Zombie_Boss thanks to his use of dynamite.
  • Co-Dragons: Shares this with Zombie_Boss.
  • Mad Bomber: Almost exclusively uses TNT.
  • Ring-Out Boss: In the first encounter with him he blew himself up without seriously damaging the heroes.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: He is the Creeper_Boss after all.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He's much more dangerous in the non-canon Sunshine of Israpony, growing wings and coming close to bombing the heroes to death. It takes a lucky shot from Fumblemore to down him, at which point he crash lands and explodes.

    Unmarked SOI spoilers 

Here, we have a series of villains that, owing to spoiler guidelines, have been moved to a different location. Read on further at your own risk.

The Sand God

The Sentinels

The Sand

  • Face–Heel Turn: In Episode 38, it is revealed that the sand had been trying to hold back the evil powers but was corrupted by Israphel.
  • The Virus: Turned Enoch into a being of sandstone who killed himself by ripping out his own bones.

The Evil_Honeydew clones

A pair of evil clones of Simon Lane, the pair are created with a cloning machine that malfunctioned and left all future projects insane. They go absolutely crazy while forcing the duo to give chase to them. One gets killed by Simon later, while the other is presently missing.
  • Axe-Crazy: They didn't come out quite right, it has to be said.
  • Cloning Blues: Sort of. They cause Simon a bit of trouble, and he feels a bit uncomfortable about seeing another version of himself being shot, but they personally don't seem bothered in the least.
  • Clone Degeneration: The machine that created them was noted as being particularly bad, creating dozens of mindless drones with nothing but the desire to kill. They came out slightly better, but they were still kind of crazy.
  • Doppelgangers: Both to Simon.
  • Evil Counterpart: They take all of Simon's traits while being notably antagonistic.
  • Evil Knockoff: Of Simon, justified as they were made with an odd cloning machine which caused degeneration.
  • Killed Off for Real: The first one.
  • Laughably Evil: They're both so mad that they go back into funny territory, causing Mood Whiplash from beforehand.
  • Mad Bomber: Both of them have a love for TNT, much like their "father".
  • Mangled Catchphrase: They take Simon's catchphrases and butcher them, often with hilarious results.
  • Naked People Are Funny: We first see them naked, and they don't seem to bother to get dressed for most of their appearance.
  • Other Me Annoys Me: Simon is really annoyed by them, as they start trying to kill him repeatedly, while making bad jokes.
  • Pet the Dog: They do seem to still like Lewis enough to not deliberately try to kill him. This causes one to be killed when he is distracted eating a Jaffa cake that he gets as a present.
  • Send in the Clones: Of Honeydew.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: They both appear together in their introduction, though the first of them is presently dead.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Jaffa Cakes, which they call "joffo" cakes.



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