Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

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Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
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Game(s) Darksiders
Darksiders II
Notable Member(s) War
Death
Fury
Strife
Similar Characters Old One

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, also more simply known as the Four Horsemen, are the last remaining of the Nephilim race in the Darksiders Series. They have existed long before Angels and Demons and they known are Old Ones, along with The Charred Council, Makers, Tormented Gates, and Sprites. The original Nephilim were made by the Creator in order to protect Mankind and fight against darkness. However, the primitive Nephilim were flawed and corruptable, and thus, were exiled from the light.


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[edit] Four Horsemen

When Man was given Eden, the Nephilim were outraged and battled the Archangels on the Fields of Paradise. During this battle, nearly the entire Nephilim race was destroyed, with only four of them surviving. The four surviving Nephilim were War, Death, Fury, and Strife. These four became agents of The Charred Council and were given godlike powers. With their powers, they became known as the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse".

[edit] War

Main article: War

War is the rider of the Red Horse, Ruin. He is the main protagonist in Darksiders and his primary weapon is the Chaoseater.

[edit] Death

Main article: Death

Death is Rider of the Pale Horse, Despair. He is the main protagonist in Darksiders II and his primary weapon is the The Harvester. His weapon can be split in two dual-wielder Scythes.

[edit] Fury

Main article: Fury

Fury is the rider of the Black Horse and the only female of the Four Horsemen. Fury wields a Fiery Whip as her weapon of choice, and can also use her claws to tear her enemies into worthless shreds. Fury makes an appearance in Darksiders II.

[edit] Strife

Main article: Strife

Strife is the rider of the White Horse. Strife's primary weapons are two dual-wielding two pistols, one is named Mercy and the other is currently unknown. Strife makes an appearance in Darksiders II.

[edit] Biblical Comparisons

Main article: Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Biblical)

There are two interpretations of the Biblical Four Horsemen, both of which differ from the Darksiders Series. War and Death are in both interpretations, as well as within the Darksiders Universe. The most common interpretation of the Horsemen has them named Conquest, War, Famine, and Death. However, in pop-culture, Conquest is replaced with Pestilence.

Strife does share some resemblance to Conquest, as he depicts internal conflict, which by definition, is in close relation with Strife. Fury however, bears very little in common with her corresponding Horseman, Famine.

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