| Ulthane |
Also Known As: The Black Hammer
|Means of Travel||On Foot|
|Special Features||Inhuman Strength|
|Main Weapon||The Black Hammer|
|Type of Attack||Melee|
|Actor Name (en)||JB Blanc|
|“|| You plan on usin' them hands ever again... You'd best not go touchin'... that what ain't yers.|
– Ulthane to War
Ulthane, also known as the Black Hammer, is a character featured in Darksiders.
|“|| Ulthane is an Old One with a unique perspective on the endless machinations between Heaven and Hell – they don't concern him one bit. He greets Demons and Angels alike with a wink, a merry whistle, and the business end of his black hammer. Through the dark lens of his twisted humor, all is a lark.|
– Description of Ulthane in "The Art of Darksiders"
He is an Old One, a Maker, far older than Heaven or Hell, and a great craftsman of legendary weapons and armor. Like all Makers, he is from the Forge Lands. When he departed that realm he left behind a warrior brother named Thane. He is also a fearsome warrior. Upon meeting Ulthane the player gets the 'One Tough Cookie' Achievement & Trophy.
|“|| Oh Azrael... you old fool.|
– Ulthane to Azrael before the breaking of the seven seals
|“|| War: The Black Hammer... It's you.|
Ulthane: Do yer worst. But let me tell you a little secret, boy. The one in the dirt, is by far... the easier of the two.
During the dispute, however, Uriel and her soldiers arrived to punish War for his supposed crimes. Annoyed by their interference, Ulthane armed himself with his giant hammer and offered the Nephilim a wager over who could kill the most angels.
After War defeated Uriel and her soldiers were driven away, Ulthane opened a path to the Griever's lair. Ulthane told the Horseman that if he slew the Griever, then he may believe War was who he claimed to be.
After defeating the Griever, War returned to Ulthane and greeted him by using the Tremor Gauntlet to throw the Maker's hammer at him. They spoke and Ulthane gave War a handgun wielded by Strife, Mercy. War then threatened Ulthane with Mercy, demanding again to know why Ulthane was on Earth. Ulthane still refused to tell War anything and, after telling the Horseman that he did not fear death, War left him with a warning.
Later on, War discovered that it was Ulthane who forged the Armageddon Blade, which was used to break six of the Seven Seals and asked him to reforge it, which he did after the Horseman gathered all of its shards.
Karn mentioned to Death that Ulthane was a successful blacksmith who lived in the Forge Lands prior to the Corruption. When the Corruption struck, the Makers were unable to destroy it, and Ulthane, along with a few other Makers, made their way to the Tree of Life and fled the Forge Lands before the path leading to the Tree was sealed off by the Corruption.
Personality and TraitsEdit
|“|| Yer justice can wait till we finish our little scrap, missy. There ain't no sport in jumpin' into a tussle that don't concern you. Go'on. Fly away, pigeons! 'fore I pluck ya.|
– Ulthane, to Uriel and the Hellguard
During a fight, he treats the battle as if it were a competition, specifically who ever gets the most kills wins, and would prefer a battle that's one-on-one and uninterrupted. He is also fair in these "competitions" as he accepted War's victory should he gain more kills.
Despite his humor and skill, Ulthane has shown to carry a great deal of guilt for the part he played in the breaking of the Seven Seals with Azrael and Abaddon that resulted in mankind's destruction, Abaddon's transformation and Azrael's imprisonment. This in turn caused Ulthane to huddle in exile on the shattered Earth and becoming a hermit, but is willing to make amends by aiding War in his quest.
As a Maker and a particularily old one, Ulthane is an extremely powerful entity. He has immense physical strength, as he is the only one able to lift his gigantic hammer and throw objects such as cars with ease. He also is a master blacksmith who was able to forge the Armageddon Blade and also reforge it after its destruction (a task more complicated than the first one).
- If War kills more angels, Ulthane will give War the Combat Lore enhancement as a prize as well the "Who's Counting?" achievement/trophy.
- His overall design and accent shows he was somewhat based in a celtic warrior, complete with a Celtic Triad in his hammer and the typical blue tattoos in his body.