“All who live know my name, all who oppose me shall know Death.”
Death is the main protagonist of Darksiders II.
He is the most powerful of the Four Horsemen and their leader. He is the eldest of the surviving Nephilim ever since he carried out the extermination of the rest of their kind on the orders of the Charred Council. He is feared throughout the Darksiders universe, more so than any of the other Horsemen.
Death’s past is mysterious and by all indications he prefers it that way. What is known is that he is one of the oldest of his kind, the nephilim, one of the Firstborn. When the nephilim went on their world destroying crusade under Absalom, it was he, as the closest thing they had to a crafter, that suggested the creation of the lesser andGrand Abominations from the bodies of the ravaiim, the race that inhabited the first world the nephilim attacked. This was, indeed, the very reason they targeted the ravaiim’s world. These were terrible weapons made of metal meshed with sinew, organs, and flesh, far more powerful than the nephilim’s other efforts, such as the sword Affliction and Death’s own scythe, Harvester. They were eventually sealed away by the Firstborn in the Abomination Vault, though not before many were lost or destroyed on battlefields like Kothysos.