Soul Reaver: Characters

The following characters appeared in Soul Reaver.


Raziel Raziel was the first-born of Kain's lieutenants and his second-in-command. When Raziel grew wings, surpassing Kain's own evolution, Kain had him executed. However, Raziel returned from the Abyss for vengeance as a devourer of souls.

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Kain Kain ruled Nosgoth; his throne was at the base of the eternally corrupted Pillar of Balance. When Raziel presented his newly-grown wings to Kain, Kain ordered Raziel's execution, apparently because of jealousy.

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The Elder God

The Elder God Raziel wasn't destroyed by the Abyss, and the Elder God was the being who claimed to have spared him from total dissolution. It instructed Raziel, introducing him to his new role as an 'Angel of Death', the Elder's assassin of the vampires.

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Ariel When Raziel returned to the Pillars as a Reaver of Souls, intent on killing Kain, Ariel offered her wisdom to him. She gave him enigmatic clues to help him find Kain and his mutated vampire brethren.

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Melchiah Of Kain's six lieutenants, Melchiah "was made last, and therefore received the poorest portion of Kain's gift". Although Melchiah was immortal, "his soul could not sustain the flesh, which retained much of its previous human frailty".

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Zephon All of the lieutenants had evolved into monstrous forms since Raziel's execution. Zephon's form was the largest, and he towered over Raziel. Zephon's lower body was a bulging egg-sac. He had long, thin forelimbs and a crested skull.

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Rahab Rahab was one of Kain's six vampire lieutenants. Since Raziel's execution, Rahab had turned into a shark-like creature. He was largely confined to the water, but in the water, he had no equal.

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Dumah Dumah was one of Kain's six vampire lieutenants. He was present at the meeting where Raziel revealed his newly-grown wings. When Kain ordered Raziel's execution, it was Dumah (along with Turel) who carried him to the Abyss and threw him in.

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The Tomb Guardian

The Tomb Guardian The Tomb Guardian was an adult member of the Turelim clan, charged with guarding part of the Tomb of the Sarafan. After the Guardian had been destroyed, Raziel claimed an artefact that granted him the Telekinetic Force Projectile ability.

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Moebius the Time Streamer

Moebius the Time Streamer When Raziel pursued Kain through the Chronoplast portal, he met the Time Streamer on the other side.

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Turel Turel was Kain's second-born vampire 'son'. He and Dumah carried Raziel to the Abyss and threw him in on Kain's command.

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