|“||Heaven, Hell, the Charred Council... they wish to see them annihilated. You know this, but perhaps you don't know the reason... Even before the Apocalypse, why were your lives so hard? Because you were created for a great purpose... and left unprotected. So those who fear you have set out to destroy you with false promises and wars and "sin" that they blame on you! They all fear you. That fear can be used against them. Humanity can win this war.
— Fury to humanity
Fury is the protagonist of Darksiders III.
She is one of the last of the Nephilim and a Horseman of The Apocalypse. She was the Rider of the Black Horse known as Rampage. Fury wields a blade whip as her weapon, and can also use her magic against her enemies.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Origin[edit | edit source]
Born to the Nephilim race, Fury took part in their genocidal crusade against many worlds like the rest of the Horsemen. However, unlike her siblings (who saw the Nephilim's rampage as a threat to the Balance), Fury only saw an opportunity for her own gain when her siblings went to The Charred Council.
Whereas the other three immediately swore their loyalty to the Charred Council, Fury snapped at her would-be masters by demanding that they get things moving along. Once Fury calmed down, the pact was completed and the four Horsemen were granted unimaginable power.
Before they could fully take up their mantles, the four Nephilim were sent to The Far Fields and the mysterious being known only as The Horsemaster, who demanded that they discard their weapons as the ancient beasts they sought to tame would bow only to their will. War proposed a wager as to who would tame their horse first. Fury and Strife proceeded to needle War about his tendency to boast, but the Horsemaster criticized them for bickering like children. Shortly after Death tamed Despair, the others follow suit and Fury attained her steed, Rampage, who became her only companion for many years and came to be one of the few things that she truly loves.
The Horsemen's first task was to purge their kind from creation, which Fury and her brothers (except for Death) carried out without any remorse.
The Graphic Adventure[edit | edit source]
Fury was sent to the Kingdom of Man alongside Death and Strife to stop an out-of-control War and bring him before the Council. When the trio confronted their brother, she was pushed back by War and watched on as he impaled Death with his sword, Chaoseater. Death was unharmed, however.
After War had been reigned in, Fury and the other Horsemen had an audience with the Council and given another mission. While the Horsemen were in Hell, Fury noticed that it was too quiet and suspected a trap. They were stopped by Samael, but he later let them pass.
"You aren't even a shadow of your former self."
Fury was present with her siblings in front of the Council as Death explained the history of the Grand Abominations and was sickened after learning the Abominations were created from the remains of Ravaiim themselves.
Fury is shown lamenting the boredom of the world she now lives in to Rampage, and claims that had she known that being one of the Charred Council's chief enforcers meant she would be doing next to nothing for the rest of eternity she would have let War kill her.
Hearing the call of the Horsemen, Fury reported to the Council chambers, and to her surprise she saw an imprisoned War and accused of unleashing a premature Apocalypse on Humanity, and was informed that an unknown faction unleashed the Seven Deadly Sins on Earth. With War in chains and both Strife and Death unavailable, Fury was the only one who could deal with them. Though Fury agreed to hunt the Sins, she denanded that, in exchange, the Council make her leader of the Four Horsemen when she succeeded. The Council consented to her terms, but one of their Watchers asked to join her and flattered Fury into allowing it. According to the Watcher, the first of the Seven Sins is in a place called Haven, Humanity's attempt to build a safe place for themselves during the end of the world. As Fury departed, War warned her that there was more going on than there appeared, but she disregarded her sibling's foreboding words.
Envy made her presence known soon enough, ranting and raving about how the Humans living there are her property, and ordered Fury to leave lest she become hers as well. Uninterested in humanity and deeming them tragically overrated, Fury proceeds to fight Envy as the shelter collapses around them. At the battle's climax Fury steals the Talisman of Sin from Envy: a clever contraption that Envy used to steal power from the other sins. After killing Envy's physical form Fury trapped her essence inside of the Talisman, which she also learned serves as a locator for the other Sins. Fury soon encountered the demon merchant Vulgrim, who offered Fury items that would help her in her quest in exchange for the souls of her enemies. He also offered Fury free use of his Serpent Holes, which allowed for instantaneous transportation around the ruined city.
Fury then came across Ulthane and his fellow Makers. Having been stranded on Earth, they went about building a shelter to protect whatever remaining humans they could find. Ulthane inquired if Fury came to help with the effort, but she coldly laughed at the notion, dismissing them as useless hairless simians who could suffer forever or die tomorrow and she wouldn't give a damn. This angered one resident by the name of Jones, who branded her and the rest of the cosmic entities as destructive idiots who fight for no real purpose other than belligerence and pointless ego. Though initially angered at his impertinence, Fury was somewhat impressed by his willful spirit and opted to spare him nonetheless. Ulthane implored Fury that humanity would not survive the conflict happening outside Haven's walls, but the Horseman still rebutted his pleas as her primary objective did not require them. Ulthane then offered to upgrade her utilities as compensation for every human she rescued; he suggested she use the Bridge to send any humans that she found to him and in exchange he would upgrade her weaponry using whatever scraps from the armies of Heaven and Hell that she acquired. Fury accepted his proposal and promised to shepherd the 'Wee Ones' into his care, although she still saw it as pointless in the long run. In response, Ulthane gave Fury a helpful tip on where to find one of the Sins situated near an area of Hell stretched beneath the city.
Fury soon traveled into the area below Haven, The Nether. Along the way she conversed with her Watcher about their opinions regarding The Maker. The Watcher stated both his faults and their shared similarities, something that Fury took offense to. While there she briefly spots Sloth sat atop his throne, while her overseer looked on in disgust. Eventually Fury made her way to Wrath, who she found in the midst of slaying a group of angels. Fury interrupted the spat and fought the sin herself. Before delivering the finishing blow, she called in Rampage for aid, only to discover him bleeding to death with an angel's weapon lodged in his side. With Fury distracted by her dying companion, Wrath gained the upper hand and ran her through, having been empowered during their battle as he fed off of rage. However, she made use of the Angel's weapon to deal a fatal blow to Wrath's physical form, realizing in her fading consciousness that War's account of hidden treachery rang true.
Before Wrath's essence could be collected, Fury was spirited away by forces beyond her control. When she awoke she saw the Lord of the Hollows in the midst of removing the souls of an Angel and a Demon from the cycle of war between Heaven and Hell. Though the Lord mocked the Balance that Fury championed, he offered her a test to prove herself: a small horde of his minions. Though Fury instantly took up arms and easily dispatched many of her targets, she realized that they do not want to fight. Though the Lord stated that Fury had failed the test due to immediately entering into battle, he nonetheless rewarded her for realizing the test's purpose on her own by gifting her the Flame Hollow, granting her the power of fire. He also asked a favor of her: he bade her kill Abraxis, a demon who meant to threaten the balance and needed to be brought to heel for his actions.
Vulgrim later came to Fury asking for her aid in dealing with the inhabitants of the Serpent Holes, who had turned hostile. Diving into the Serpent Holes, she encountered the first of the many leaders of the 'Invasion', Aganosh, the Keeper of Flame. Interpreting the construct's silence as disrespect, Fury attacked and destroyed it, taking its power for herself before moving back to her original mission.
As Fury made her way out of the Nether, she entered a museum populated by undead children. The Watcher praised the humans' taste in art, commenting that it earned them the Envy of the Angels; as usual Fury dismissed the humans. However, while the two bickered about humanity's talent for art, they encountered their next Sin: Avarice, who had made the museum his own personal 'Treasure Vault'. Fury did battle with the greedy hoarder, who pelted her with the various junk of his collection. Fury gradually wore him down before sealing his essence inside of the Talisman. The Lord of Hollows then resummoned Fury and rewarded her for not falling to Avarice's tempations by granting her a second Hollow, the Storm Hollow. Fury, however, questioned why the Lord of Hollows held back on her if he intended to give her his power anyway, to which he simply sent her back into the Museum.
With a second Hollow in hand, more of the Void opened up for Fury, and she returned to Vulgrim to complete more of his task. Fury claimed she was feeling merciful when she encountered the second of the keepers, Zyon the Keeper of Storms, and thus offered the electrified construct the chance to simply leave where it did not belong, and upon receiving only silence in return destroyed the second Keeper and claimed its power.
Fury resumed her hunt for the Sins and started by returning to the site of her battle with Wrath. Predictably seeing that the essence of the Sin has escaped, she found her horse's corpse and swore bloody revenge. Fury settled for dispatching the laziest of the Sins, Sloth, who barely mustered the will to fight and was killed and sealed away by Fury. When Fury made her way to the surface again, she encountered Pride, who dismissed her as the weakest Horseman and felt insulted by her presence. Pride then retreated into her pocket dimension and instructed Fury to come looking for her when she had captured the other Sins. While lamenting humanity's obsession with demons and angels and wondering what the Creator saw in humanity, Fury and her Watcher made their way to where the Angels had made their base to seek revenge for Rampage.
Fury arrived at the outpost, an abandoned shipping yard overrun by swamplands and populated mostly by undead Angels and Demons. Tearing her way into the Angel's base, she eventually encountered their leader Usiel, who rebuked Fury's accusations of slaying her horse by stating that they didn't have the resources to pick fights with the Charred Council. However, he believed that he might be able to help Fury in her revenge-seeking, provided that she help them. Usiel informed Fury that Lust was attempting to raise an army of undead from the corpses of Angels and Demon, and if her antics were halted then their resources would be freed up to investigate the source of the angelic weaponry used to slay Rampage. As a sign of good faith, Fury was given a Cross Blade known as Salvation, an Angelic boomerang of the highest quality.
On their way to find Lust, Fury encountered a swamp monster that she dispatched with Salvation before tracking Lust to her lair in an abandoned cargo ship. Though Lust attempted to sway Fury by offering her the chance to join her in trying to take Creation for themselves, Fury refused just as Lust was seemingly shot to death. Lust's executioner turned out to be Strife, who was joined by Death and War. They explained that Strife had already dispatched the remaining Sins and Death found the evidence clearing War's name. In the process they discovered a conspiracy between the leadership of Heaven and Hell leadership to start the Apocalypse early and divide the Earth between them. As such, the Four were being sent to unseat Heaven and Hell's leaders and as per her deal with the council Fury had been made the leader of the Horsemen, prompting her brothers to bow to her. Knowing that they would never do this, Fury was enraged beyond measure and struck them all down with her whip, revealing that they were nothing more than Lust's illusion. Incensed by the Sin's disrespectful behavior with her brothers' images, Fury attacked the Sin with everything she had. Halfway through the battle, Usiel arrived to back Fury up, but Lust tempted the Angel by promising to rebuild the Seventh Legion, causing him to side with the Sin.
Once Usiel had been subdued and Lust beaten, Fury demanded to know who had been helping the Sin; as an alternative, Lust offered Fury the location of one of her fellow Sins, Envy. Fury questioned Lust on why she would betray her fellow Sin, to which Lust claimed that Envy was so weak and pathetic that they could only be made stronger by her passing. Having had enough, Fury ripped her throat out with Salvation and took her essence to rot with her brethren. As he regained his senses, Usiel realized that he was about to betray his people to she who defiled them and threw himself at Fury's mercy. Surprisingly, Fury spared the Angel, knowing how intoxicating Lust's call is, and forgave Usiel's transgressions this one time. Fury had an understanding of what's going on, but she would need allies to deal with the matter; as long as Usiel proved his worth than an alliance was a viable option. Once the angel left, Fury commented to the Watcher about Lust's illusion showing her what she wanted to be and she didn't like it, and that Lust was right about Fury: she didn't know what she wanted.
After her fight with Lust, Fury was snatched for a third time by the Lord of the Hollows, who was quite pleased to witness Fury's growth since few can pursue a goal for a millennium only to turn their back on it. Fury was slowly gaining an understanding of what was holding back her true potential, and as a reward, he gifted her the Force Hollow, before forcibly sending her back to where she came from. With a third Hollow under her belt, Fury delved into the Serpent Hole once more and encounters the third keeper, Roarakk the Keeper of Might. Under the claim of restoring order, she once more destroyed the keeper, took its power and returned to her hunt for the Sins.
As Fury made her way out of the swamp, she encountered the swamp creature and once again prodded it out of her way, before realizing it was one of the Seven Sins and gave chase. Fury eventually recognized the creature from the odor that it produces: Gluttony, and tracked it to its lair. There Fury narrowly escaped from its illusions and conversed with Gluttony, a conversation that ended when the beastly Sin coughed up Rampage's severed head. Using the Force Hollow, Fury traveled into the depths of Gluttony's aquatic lair and defeated him. With Gluttony dead and Rampage avenged, Fury sucked up his essence and was called for a penultimate meeting with the Lord of Hollows. The Lord's health had taken a turn for the worst, so he gifted Fury one final Hollow: the Stasis Hollow, before informing Fury that the next time that they met will be their last.
Left with that cryptic warning and a new Hollow, Fury returned to Vulgrim intent on finishing his mission. Likewise the fourth keeper, Dovox the Keeper of Time, was intent on avenging his fallen comrades, coming after Fury instead. Still, Dovox fell like the others and Fury received his power as well before moving on to confront one final Keeper, Ionos. The Keeper explained that Vulgrim had deceived her: they were not invaders but in fact the rightful inhabitants of the realm. Vulgrim had long overstayed his welcome and thus was evicted; Fury, on the other hand, had committed genocide on his people, and he was quite intent on avenging them. Humbled by her mistake, a remorseful Fury fought and slayed Ionos before returning to Vulgrim intent on avenging the construct's people.
Under threat of death at Fury's hands, Vulgrim ultimately bought his life by granting unfettered access to the Serpent Holes that she had cleared to all of the Horsemen as well as returning Fury's Abyssal Armor that it is implied he stole before Fury stated that if the two of them ever met again it would be Vulgrim's last. Fury then returned to Gluttony's lair and she sets about the task of settling the score with Wrath. Her search led her to a demonic construction site, with its architect revealed to be Abraxis, the demon the Lord of Hollows warned her about. Abraxis explained to Fury that he built the tower not for his own glory, but for a demon known as The Destroyer, who possesses the power to stop the Endwar, and that he himself intended to claim the position of his right hand. Abraxis warned Fury that the Lord of Hollows was a far greater threat to the balance, and if allowed to continue on his path he would remake the Earth into his image: Hollow. At this point Fury is given the choice of dispatching Abraxis or playing assassin for him and killing the Lord of the Hollows before continuing on her way to Wrath.
Wrath had reconstituted into an even more powerful form, having drawn energy from gladiator battles between demons and captured angels with their wings hacked off. Wrath welcomed Fury into his arena and even went so far as to declare his love for her and her bottomless rage. To his shock, Fury, who had gone through quite the dramatic growth since their last clash, tempered her rage and instead fought without a single drop of anger. Fury finished off and sealed away the confused Sin within the Talisman, leaving Pride as the last Sin on the loose.
Before all of this, however, if Fury chose to dispatch Abraxis, she harvested his soul, requested as proof of their pact by the Hollow Lord. The now matured Horsemen returned to his lair by her own power and demanded answers as to his involvement in recent events thus far in their final meeting. The outcome of their conversation depends on her prior consultation with the demon the Lord pushed her to dispose of. The Lord of Hollows revealed his reasons along with his past as a member of the Council that Fury is servile to, a notion that the Black Rider adamantly rebuked. The Lord of Hollows went on to say that he too once aided in maintaining the balance the Charred Council once held dear, and that he truly believed in upholding the tenuous equilibrium that kept the universe together while counting himself among their number. But after an eternity's worth of what he felt was complacency, the Lord became jaded by the unflinching obsession of his brethren's moderation of the First and Second kingdoms, while all but ignoring the third kingdom of Earth. Having grown disgusted with the stagnancy of the Council's world views, he left their slowly degrading Illuminati to better care for the Human Race. Fury initially rebuffed such a notion due to holding to the opinion shared by many about humans whom she, the council and everyone else either ignored, feared and/or viewed only with scorn & mockery.
The Lord revealed that it was Man who were always meant to represent the truest form of Balance that many claimed to uphold. This was due to the fact that they were beings born from the dust by their own power and therefore were able to grow and evolve over time, in contrast to entities wrought by the hand of The Creator, who cannot be much more than what they already are and are thus unable to ever truly change. His own Becoming as he calls it, the gathering and hollowing of Angel, Demon and Human souls before transferring them into himself, would have laid the groundwork to help Man reach the true potential denied them by the other kingdoms. The Hollow Lord finished with the revelation that someone, somehow, somewhere was purposefully manipulating everything from behind the scenes to ensure such a destiny never came to pass, hence the premature Endwar which resulted in humanity's extinction. He also revealed that the Charred Council were aware of this and deliberately allowed it to come to pass; though he admitted to his guest he could not prove it, he did see the writing on the wall of events to come before departing their care.
Fury stood skeptical of all of this, thinking that the Lord of Hollows gave them too much credit. In truth, however, he reveals that he does not renounce humanity as the forgotten class like some many others have in the past, nor does he fear them as they all do. He answered Fury's prior question to their first meeting, that everybody must choose a side and that he has chosen her. When asked by the Hollower what her choice is, Fury can either kill him and prevent his grand plans, or spare him and opt to allow his Becoming to initiate so she can later enforce its intent. After this the Old One dissipated into a bright luminous particle mist, acknowledging the Horseman's growth and choice to find new purpose with high spirits and leaving behind the Mysterious Stone Sigil, which represented all the fruits of his labors entrusted to Fury and the seed from which his machinations for humanity's benefit will spring from.
Shortly afterward, Fury was welcomed into Pride's lair, who commented that with Fury's growth in power, abilities, and skill she was no longer insulted by the idea of Fury hunting her. On the contrary, she proposed an alliance with Fury in the interest of eliminating their shared enemy, elaborating that Fury is smart enough to know someone has lied to her; someone who speaks of grand designs and balance yet has only locked Heaven and Hell in an endless state of war, someone who sent her on a monotonous task that would have killed her had she not had help, someone who was the only one who could have slain Rampage and placated heavens involvement, thus depriving Fury of one of her most valuable resources and her dearest companion: The Charred Council. Pride finished on the note that the plan, the very Balance itself, was all based upon lies and deception but then asked what if it wasn't all a farce. Pride offered Fury the chance to join her and bring low Heaven and Hell together. Fury commented that Pride's offer would have appealed to her once, but now she knew how ugly Pride really was; neither Fury or Pride were fit to enforce any kind of order or balance. Once Pride was beaten, the Sin asked if her assailant had spoken with the Lord of Hollows, who also knew of the betrayals made from behind the scenes; Fury demanded Pride tell her what she knew of the Charred Council. The vice incarnate revealed that it was the Council themselves who released the Sins onto the shattered Earth and gave them new power to dispatch their would-be captor since they no longer had a purpose without humanity to corrupt. The Watcher then revealed herself to be a disguised Envy and used the Talisman to not only seal away Pride but also steal a chunk of Fury's power.
As Envy assumed a new form, a fusion of the Four Horsemen, she gloated about how she manipulated Fury from the very beginning, turning her into her own personal sword and shield in her quest for power. Envy was quite honest with her constant praise of Fury and her vast power as one of the Four Horsemen, power that now belonged to her. The entire plot was little more than a scheme by the Council to eliminate the Sins and the Horsemen, starting with the least of their number, knowing well enough that the Council meticulously coveted their power and wanted to eliminate everyone who threatened it. But the last sin jested that jealousy knows jealousy and Envy had been secretly working their scheme against them to conquer all of Creation.
Ejected from Pride's floating palace, a badly wounded Fury was rescued by the humans that she'd saved. One of the humans, Jones, gave her a pep talk: between her injuries and her stolen power she was less than a shadow of her former self, much like the humans who had their world drawn and quartered by half of creation, and if they were still able to fight despite being purposefully disregarded in the face of disastrous happenstance by those who were supposed to protect them, then Fury certainly could. Fury made many mistakes along the course of her journey: she has been wrathful, prideful, lazy, jealous and much worse, in the process embodying everything that the Seven Sins stand for and everything that the Horsemen stood against. All of which, according to Jones, meant that Fury is alive, that she has truly lived and that with life comes hope. Jones instructed Fury to meet with Ulthane when she was ready. She was greeted by a host of Makers and the various human refugees she'd ferried to Haven, who all looked up at her with renewed hope a vigor in their eyes. Fury asked the Old One who oversaw the last human outpost why the humans helped her. He responded that it was what they do, particularly when they feel a sense of gratefulness to one who has done so much for them. The two conversed about current events and it was made painfully clear that Envy now held the power of all her kin within the Talisman, and that the Council had been scheming and plotting behind everyone's backs from the start. Ulthane assured her that this was far from over despite her evident signs of disheartened melancholy after everything that had happened to her thus far. To that end she presented him with the final memento left behind by the Lord of Hollows, feeling it needed more deserving hands than hers. The Maker found himself astonished both by the prized treasure and the fact that she was just giving it away without serious thought. When Fury wondered why he won't take it, the Old One sullenly commented it was not meant for him, and that the fellow ancient knew who he was choosing when he gave the item to her. The befuddled horsemen is later met with greater praise from the Maker just before he escorts her to what he's been working on all this time: a Reflecting Pool, tailor-made just for her, designed to send the rider wherever she wanted to go the most. In fact, where Fury went was the Council's Chamber, where Envy was making use of her power as well as twisted parodies of her brothers' weapons to slay the Council members, planning to wait out the resulting chaos between Heaven and Hell, kill whoever was left and take over. Fury arrived on the scene, silenced the Council when they barked demands at her and did final battle with Envy.
After a grueling battle Fury defeated Envy and reclaimed her stolen power; the now revealed to be corrupt Council moved to incapacitate her, but she stymies their assault using the Stone Sigil received from the Lord of Hollows. They demand she deliver it unto them but Fury refuses, boasting that not only does the truth feel good, but of the revelation that what she holds in her hand can potentially destroy them. When they continued their assault, the beleaguered Horseman managed to cover her escape while shattering Envy's amulet in an explosion, fleeing from the Council, who now knew what she knew. She soon arrived back at Haven, where a Council-sponsored attack by the Destroyer's army was on its way. While Haven was under assault by the forces of the Second Kingdom, the Black Rider finally understood why Heaven, Hell and the Charred Council (among others) all wish to see mankind eradicated. Fury then professed to all the humans present that they were created for a great purpose and were left defenseless because of it, that throughout the cosmos celestial beings feared them and used every underhanded method they could to deride them at every opportunity. However, she also said that this fear could be used against them, and through which humanity could beat them all. Ulthane then interjected that, given what was left of mankind, they were in no real shape to fight anybody, much less everybody. To that, the Horseman stated they needed to hide, something which Ulthane agreed with just as the Destroyer's forces drew closer to the Makers' outpost. While the other Makers went to buy time for shuttling the remains of the Third Kingdom away, Ulthane explained to Fury that they could evacuate the humans to Fury's heart's desire using the Reflecting Pool to someplace safe from the council and everyone who wishes them harm. As the fighting outside intensified, it was made clear that they would be overrun in minutes.
Looking at the human wards then back to the Maker in question, Fury declared that she would serve as guardian to the last remnants of humankind, and protect them until the day they could set things right again. With most to all of the human survivors safely ported away, Fury requested that Ulthane assist her brother War should they meet, seeing now that he was innocent all along, to which Ulthane agreed. While exiting via the Reflecting Pool, she looked back to see the sanctuary's main forces fighting off the Destroyer's armies one final time. She saw Jones helping the Makers fight off the Demons, and it is revealed that Jones was really her brother and fellow Horseman, Strife, who had been motivating her all along. Though surprised, she gave out a thankful smile after calling out his name to herself while departing to parts unknown.
Personality and Traits[edit | edit source]
|“||Fury, your role in this story is yet to be written. I wonder? Will you light the flame of creation anew?... Or stomp out the embers for good?
— Lord of the Hollows
Fury is described as the most unpredictable and enigmatic of the Four Horsemen. She is confident and driven, taking great pride in her abilities. She is also loyal to The Charred Council. More so than either War or Death, despite not having any real reverence of them, and wants the Horsemen as a whole to be well-respected and renowned. As with a great many throughout creation, unlike her Brothers, it is inferred that while Fury fights to maintain the Balance and its functional norm. She herself was never truly adamant about maintaining universal stability much less in believing in such a concept; despite her taking great offense when seeing Angels and Demons willingly depart the endless cycle of life, death and rebirth via Hollowing, spiting them as cowards for abandoning their duty to uphold the cosmic order.
Fury only really followed orders from the council as a means of securing power and prestige more for herself than for anything or anyone else, as well as to save herself from extinction, a fate which befell the rest of the Nephilim race. Fury desired to be the leader of the Four Horseman and believes that the position of leader is rightfully hers. After experiencing Lust's Illusions however, this desire seems to have faded. Fury is well aware that she is the least favored among the Horsemen, towards enemy and ally alike. This is evident in her interactions with her enemies, as almost all of them have displayed acute antipathy and talked down towards her. Wrath once stating that his brothers mentioned her as the dumb one.
While searching for the Abomination Vault, she appeared to be calmer than her brothers; she released a hiss of breath when Strife held Death at gunpoint and tried to reason with Death about his plan to catch Belisatra and Hadrimon. Like Death, Fury also cares deeply about her siblings as is shown when she put her arm around Death's arm and was worried about him when he was gone for half a century.
Fury seems to possess a bit of blood-lust as when she was asked if she accepts the task of destroying the Seven Deadly Sins, she accepted with pleasure all while giving a faint smile. Fury seems to possess a sadistic side as she enjoyed hearing the sound of the dismemberment of angels at the hand of one of the Seven Deadly Sins, Wrath, calling it music to her ears, and admired "the handiwork" of War in starting the Apocalypse and destroying mankind. Also, Fury hates boredom and would do anything for something to do, even hoping that she would kill an entire planet full of demons. This is likely a primary trait of hers: her lack of patience. Even towards the Charred Council, Fury's patience is always on a short fuse and it takes a lot of effort from her to maintain a level of calm.
However, despite her rather brusque attitude, Fury displayed considerable affection and kindness towards her steed, Rampage, calling him her closest companion throughout her years as a Horseman. As such, she was horrified to witness her steed impaled and bleeding to death, driving her into a wrathful rage that left her unbalanced in the face of Wrath's attacks. She was further enraged to see Rampage's corpse chewed and defiled by Gluttony. Despite this, she made peace with what has happened and avenged her steed, though Fury remains saddened over Rampage's death.
According to Lust, Fury seems to hold a certain antagonism towards her brethren and displays some indifference towards them, as was shown by her behavior towards War. It's possible her resentments stem from being the least favored among the Four. Fury was convinced that War had triggered the premature apocalypse and by the time she met her brother after the accusation against him of starting the untimely end of the world had been placed, she didn't seem to care about him at all. Despite any friction, Fury does care about her siblings, as shown by her furious reaction to Lust's illusion of the other of the Four kneeling to her which, in Fury's eyes, was disrespecting their dignity. After discovering the Charred Council's corruption, Fury realizes War's innocence and asked the Ulthane to aid him if War were to come to Earth, and was happy to see Strife before departing from the planet.
During her hunt for the Sins, Fury generally possessed a vain and arrogant side as well, while annoyed with the Watcher tasked to guide her in her hunt for the Sins, she grows accustomed to her sycophantic words. She also refuses to believe that she is being used by the Charred Council in their grand machinations and scorns the wisdom of others. Often refusing their aid outright when offered, haughtily believing that she could complete any mission on her own without anyone's help, likely finding it a sign of weakness. Slowly but surely, Fury comes to realize that she ended up embodying each of the sins; being lazy, wrathful, lusting for power and prestige, being prideful in that she believes she is entitled to something or seeing herself as superior to others and jealous of others for having what she desires most; hence the antagonism born towards her three brothers. In this, over the course of her journey and after being used and bested by Envy, Fury is left humbled and wizened. Though she remains rather overtly confident and sadistic, she has become considerably calmer. This is shown in considerable fashion as she played The Crucible, where she seemingly shared her having similar enmities and council with the brother of Kargon.
Fury originally did not possess a fond view on humanity, believing them to be "tragically overrated" and wasn't bothered in the least by the destruction wrought upon them during the premature apocalypse. Another view that used to be radically different compared to that of her brothers, all of whom at least possessed some respect for man's potential and importance to the Balance; Strife in particular, who took up residence with the Haven refugees disguised as one of them to ensure their safety. Throughout her journey, she would continually look down upon them and their dismal fate along her journey for the Sins on Earth, calling them derogatory terms like useless, apes or hairless simians and often brushing off anything concerning the safety of any survivors.
Demonstrated when either cruelly jesting at how hideously outclassed they were when the false final battle took place as she gazed upon the human city's decimated remains, questioning their intelligence as she walks through a man-made cathedral sitting in disrepair; given the way they wasted so much time fighting over symbolism, ideologies or differing faiths when they had the jewel of creation all to themselves, as well as pitying their hubris while looking at more ruins of the Human Race's shattered towers while trekking through demon occupied territories. Stating they were a pathetic species whose worthlessness was superseded by the shared misguided belief that they controlled the destiny of their world. Her inadvertence towards mankind bordering outright fascist denial, even after her long journey had already laid bare a great many of the hidden truths behind the conspiracy surrounding early happenstance before and during her final encounter with the Lord of Hollows. Going so far as to call it flattery while he addresses their true significance within the story.
However, The Blackhammer convinces her to spare and direct any lingering humans towards Haven in exchange for his craftsmanship and information. Even then, she does not hide her contempt; as she mostly did it so the Blackhammer would owe her in the long run instead of the other way around. Despite this egotistic enmity, however, she did develop a morsel of respect for Jones when he speaks to her unafraid. This also entails a side of hypocrisy and ignorance on her part, given how easily she is duped into playing into the schemes of others around her due to pride and belligerence clouding her judgment. Thusly giving credence to others writing her off as the least of her four brethren. Fury's high handed condescending tone either shows incredible indifference or blatant tunnel vision as to her own and others of the cosmic scopes actions. Of the fact that despite all of humanities' numerous faults, members of the other two kingdoms and beyond are infinitely worse. The Horsemen herself standing as a stark representation of the reckless, narcissistic nature seen on end from other cosmic entities and their perpetual forever war would entail, a long-standing conflict stemming from egotism, persecution, hatred and convoluted manipulations both from heaven and hell. On top of the outright wild, irresponsible and pointlessly destructive if not borderline omnicidal antics of the Nephilim. Something that Jones pointed out to her in their initial meeting in regards to how said contention which destroyed the Earth made them all look so completely and utterly idiotic.
To it, her lack of insight has enabled a great many to take advantage of her to further their own agenda. The Charred Council; who likened her to a petulant child while planning her destruction, allowing humanity to burn and having angels spear her horse, Envy; pointing out she was no better than the "human apes", given how the sin played the horsemen against her other siblings then stole part of said rider's power for herself, even the wildly known conniver Vulgrim suckered her into wiping out the Keepers of the Serpent Holes for him without realizing it till too late.
Ultimately, though she wouldn't admit it aloud, Fury developed a better understanding and respect for humanity after being betrayed and cast aside by the Charred Council, which is much like how they were when the apocalypse started. She also learns from the Lord of the Hollows that while Angels and Demons were made what they are from the Creator and will likely never truly change, humanity's purpose was to grow and evolve, to become something that would embody the Balance, something that the other major cosmic forces greatly fear. Thus this fear of humanity led to the conspiracy that Fury and her brothers learn of later on. Resolving to protect humanity as her new purpose, Fury vowed to use all her power to defend and teach the humans until the time comes to exact justice.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
As one of the four remaining Nephilim and one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Fury is an extremely powerful entity with abilities of preternatural strength and power similar to her brothers. However, unlike her two brothers, War and Death, she is not strictly a warrior, but rather a blade mage; relying on using a combination of magic and her bladed whip to slaughter her enemies and restore the balance of good and evil.
Weapons[edit | edit source]
- Scorn: Scorn is a shape-changing weapon that was created by The Mad Smith which alters its form to suit Fury's needs although her preferred form is that of a whip.
- Barbs of Scorn: The primary form of Fury's weapon. In addition to attacking enemies, she can also use it to climb and swing from place to place.
- Chains of Scorn: When Fury makes use of her Flame Hollow, Scorn transforms into a pair of flails that Fury uses for close-quarters combat.
- Claws of Scorn: When Fury claimed the power of Aganosh the Keeper triggered a reaction with the Flame Hollow, thus Scorn may now assume the form of ripping claws to tear it's mistress's enemies to shreds.
- Mallet of Scorn: When Fury uses her Force Hollow, Scorn takes on the form of a giant hammer which can be used by Fury to deliver tremendous damage while also shattering an enemy's defense.
- Ax of Scorn: After Roarakk was destroyed the Keepers' power reacted to the Force Hollow and birthed a new weapon in the form of a pitiless battle ax able to be swung faster to chop Fury's enemies in sweeping arcs.
- Lance of Scorn: When Fury uses her Storm Hollow, Scorn turns into a spear that can be used for fast strikes at mid-range as well as deliver lightning damage.
- Pole Arm of Scorn: After Zyon lies dead at her feet the Construct's power combines with the Storm Hollow to create a double-ended Pole Arm, able to strike faster and more often than the Lance.
- Edge of Scorn: When Fury channels the Stasis Hollow, Scorn turns into a broadsword that can split into a pair of short swords that allow her to strike fast and slow down the enemy.
- Scythes of Scorn: After the fourth Keeper Dovox lays dead his power takes a form most appropriate for the slayer of his kind, twin scythes not unlike those preferred by Fury's Brother Death to reap the lives of her victims.
- Salvation: A cross blade of angelic origins, the angel Usiel gifted Fury the long-range weapon which is capable of being imbued with the hollow powers for a variety of devastating elemental effects.
- Key Blade: Fury can temporarily wield Key-type blades.
Magic[edit | edit source]
- Flame Hollow: While in the Flame Hollow, Fury encounters the Lord of the Hollows who gifts her with fire magic. Using fire magic, Fury can wade through the lava, acquire a double jump ability, and burn down both enemies as well as obstacles.
- Force Hollow: Through this Hollow, Fury can both collect and precisely focus energy into concentrated attacks. Using the Force Hollow, Fury forms a ball around her of stony crystal-like shards providing both defense, offense and the ability to scale crystalline walls.
- Storm Hollow: A hollow that grants Fury command of wind and electricity, allowing her to hover through the air or catch an updraft to fly to places unreachable by normal means.
- Stasis Hollow: A hollow that gifts Fury the power of ice, making it possible to walk on water and scale waterfalls.
Like her brothers, Fury also has access to a form where she unleashes the majority of her power. While using Havoc Form, Fury doubles in height, turns crimson, and acquires a second whip with which to strike. Using a Hollow when Havoc form activates will imbue the temporary giant with elemental powers.
Other Equipment[edit | edit source]
- Talisman of Sin - After defeating the first of the Seven Deadly Sins, Envy, Fury acquires her amulet which she used to steal power from the other sins. The amulet glows when one of the Seven Deadly Sins is close by and Fury is capable of using it as a prison to contain them once they have been defeated.
- The Bridge Stone - A creation of Ulthane, designed to transport any humans, and only humans, who touch it directly to Haven.
- Rider's Mercy - A gift from Ulthane, it is an amulet that will convert the gratitude of humans that Fury has rescued into more power for the Horsemen.
- Mysterious Stone Sigil - A final gift from the Lord of the Hollows, his physical form and all the souls of Angel, Demon, and Human contained therein have been transformed into a trinket that will one day serve as the seed for humanity renewed.
- Nephilim's Respite - A flask created by Death and gifted by him to Fury. It has the power to heal its owner.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Fury is the only Horseman that does not lend a weapon to War. War can, however, obtain Fury's Embrace, a Legendary Enhancement.
- Fury is also the only horseman without an obvious correlation (other than horse color) to the traditional Four Horsemen; she replaces Famine who only wields weighing scales.
- Fury is also the only horseman who doesn't have her face at least partially hidden, War's face is sometimes hidden under his hood and obtains the Mask of Shadows in Darksiders, Strife often wears a helmet on his face (except for a scene in the novel Darksiders: The Abomination Vault and Death is wearing his signature mask at all times (except for the final scene of Darksiders II).
- In her concept art, Fury has a symbol on her left shoulder that bears a striking resemblance to the one's Death and Absalom have.
- With the death of her steed, Rampage, Fury is the only Horseman so far that players control and do not have access to their horse.
- This stands in contrast to Darksiders II, where players are given instant access to Death's horse, Despair.
- However, the environment of Darksiders III is much smaller and enclosed in comparison to Darksiders and Darksiders II, which makes Rampage largely unneeded or useless in such spaces.
- Fury possesses similarities with the Dark Prince from Prince of Persia. One example is how the whip she uses is similar to the Dagger Tail the Dark Prince uses. Also, both their hair moves in a way mirroring smoke.
- According to Fury, she and Death shared a room one millennia before the events of Darksiders III and he smelled like the air vents on Earth after the Apocalypse.
- Starfire from the Teen Titans comic series bears a significant resemblance to Fury.
Notes[edit | edit source]
Theological: "When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, 'Come!' I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded to be a voice among the four living creatures, saying, 'Two pounds of wheat for a day's wages, and six pounds of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the olive oil and the wine!" -Rev 6:5-6 (NIV)
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