|Type of Creature||Human|
|Mode of Travel||On foot|
|Genders||Male and Female|
|Noticable Members||Draven, The Hunter, Jones|
Humans are one of the races featured in the Darksiders Series. They were the inhabitants of the Third Kingdom, Earth. Though they were nowhere near as fearsome as either Angels or Demons, they were equally as cunning and far more industrious, having adapted their environment to suit them and tamed the Earth by the time of their destruction. They were to grow in power until the time when they were on equal terms with the two other races.
|“|| To preserve the Balance, the Charred Council forbade all travel to the Third Kingdom... and destroyed those means that already existed. Even the Tree of Life was burnt, like so much kindling.|
— The Archon, speaking of the little paths to the Third Kingdom
Originally humans were given the realm of Eden as their home. However, Absalom believed that the Nephilim deserved Eden since they had no realm of their own and sought to conquer it. The resulting clash between the armies of Heaven with the Four Horsemen at their side and the Nephilim resulted in the destruction of Eden and the annihilation of the Nephilim. Humanity was then relocated to the Earth, where the Charred Council ordered that the Tree on that world destroyed to prevent unsanctioned entrance to the realm by the other kingdoms. Yet it seems that there are other means to travel to Earth, such as the pool in Lostlight.
|“|| There's nothing left to lose, it's easier to keep your head. Most people panicked or tried to fight the demons... can't blame them, we were slaughtered like cattle. But nothing they did mattered in the end.|
— The Hunter, speaking of the survivors.
All mankind was wiped out over the course of the Apocalypse and the following century. The humans left a legacy on the Earth; their monolithic structures dotted the realm in various states of disrepair. For a time there were lingering survivors, but after a hundred years all that remained of the humans themselves were their corpses, either in the form of the Wicked, the Undead, or burnt to ashes creating the colossal Ashlands region in the Destroyed City. The Horseman War was charged with the crime of their destruction and beginning the End War too early.
|“|| Billions of souls crowd my Kingdom. All of humanity, wailing for vengeance.|
— Lord of Bones, speaking of the souls of humanity.
After their extinction, the Horseman Death embarked to resurrect them so that his brother's supposed crime would be erased. Death learned from the Lord of Bones that all the souls of humanity that now crowded his kingdom wail for vengeance. Over the course of his journey, Death found one survivor but he asked the Horseman to end his life for his crimes against his fellows. Eventually, Death was able to restore mankind by sacrificing himself and the souls of the Nephilim. The state of mankind after their resurrection is unknown.
|“|| I vow to use all the power in my possession to protect humanity. And one day, we will set things right... together.|
— Fury to Ulthane.
However, during Fury's journey to hunt down & recapture the Seven Deadly Sins on Earth, she encountered human survivors that were under the protection of Ulthane. Even during her travels through the various territories of the Sins on Earth, she encountered & saved many more human survivors, scattered on many locations across the region. They were typically found in locations that are somewhat hidden from the many dangers present in the now hostile world. Later, Fury would learn from the Lord of the Hollows that humanity were meant to change and evolve to represent the balance which caused both heaven and hell to fear them and there is someone who is trying to stop that from happening by triggering the premature Apocalypse leading to their extinction. After defeating Envy, standing up to and escaping the Council who sponsored an attack on the last survivors of the humans, Fury decides to protect humanity so that one day justice can be fulfilled. Fury and the surviving humans left the shelter through the reflection pool to a safe yet unknown place that lies beyond the eyes of Heaven, Hell and the Council as all three sides want to see the elimination of humanity.
During the opening Apocalypse section of the game, humans may be killed. They will generally run away from you screaming. Humans cannot hurt War, including police officers who vainly shoot at him with their pistols.
Before their fall, humans were divided between many differing ideologies, nationalities, and societies all of which had little if any knowledge of Creation beyond their own realm. It is unknown what form human society will take after their resurrection, though it is unlikely to return exactly as it was before.
According to Ulthane, helping those who helped them regardless of who they are is what humans do after Fury asked him why would the humans have helped her after being left for dead by Envy.
Notable Human CharactersEdit
- Draven - Formerly a human warrior, Draven died centuries ago and serves as the Dead King's Master of Blades as an Undead.
- The Hunter - One of the last human survivors, the Hunter survived years alone thanks to a bargain with a demon lord named Belial.
- Jones - One of the last human survivors, he was protected by the Makers , led by Ulthane . Later revealed to be Strife of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse .
- The live-action Darksiders II trailer "The Last Sermon" focuses on a parish of surviving humans taking refuge during the End-War from a horde of Legion Soldiers as Death prepares to face them alone, however, Death never encountered this variety of Demon on Earth during the events of the game itself.
- Humans are cruelly called "Apes" and "Hairless simians" by other beings in the Darksiders universe. This include Envy and Fury before coming to understand humanity.
- Ulthane tend to call the humans "wee ones" due to their small height compared to his and other makers height.