|“||Where you are born does not define who you are. Your actions do. I am, always have been, and always will be… a 100% GOOD GUY! But you did get that part about me slaying you right... Your reign of evil and terror ends now, DoomKnight!||„|
|~ Artix to Sepulchure|
Artix von Krieger is a Paladin who is noted to be hell-bent on eliminating any individual who can be deemed as "undead" due to his "parents" being killed by a horde of undead while he was a child. In truth, while also unbeknownst of him prior to his encounter with Vordred, he is the Champion of Darkness and was sent by the Plane of Darkness to eliminate the Hero and destroy the world but was instead influenced by Lady Celestia and trained to become a paladin. His parents who fostered him were revealed to have been killed because the Plane of Darkness wanted to reclaim him.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 7-C, higher as a Shadow Dragon
Name: Artix von Krieger
Age: As old as Lore
Classification: Human, High Paladin, Champion of Darkness
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Axe Mastery, Magic, Soul Manipulation and Sealing (Can convert souls into spirit orbs and trap them within his battleaxe), Non-Physical Interaction, Extrasensory Perception, Holy Manipulation and Light Manipulation with Spirit Orbs, Explosion Manipulation, Darkness Manipulation, Life Manipulation (Possesses an ability similar to Vordred that allows him to transfer his life-force to his shadow), can gain Elemental Intangibility, Immortality (Type 8. Similarly to Vordred, Artix can transfer his life-force to his shadow and is supposedly unable to die unless both him and his shadow are defeated simultaneously), possibly Acausality (Types 1 and 3. There are numerous versions of Artix throughout the timelines). Minor Resistance to Mind Manipulation (Can perform minor actions on his own will despite being under control. Can grant this resistance to souls that he has freed), Death Manipulation (Was unable to be transformed into an undead by Vordred. Unaffected by the "death" of Death)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman
Striking Strength: At least Town Class, higher as a Shadow Dragon
Durability: At least Town level
Range: Standard melee range, higher with magic
Intelligence: Kind of ditzy, but is a skilled Paladin and one of the strongest heroes of Lore. He is well-versed in a wide variety of Paladin techniques and can wield both swords and axes deftly. He is less acquainted with his abilities as the Champion of Darkness due to being ignorant of his status for much of his life but nevertheless, can make effective use of this them.
Weaknesses: Extremely fearful of the color pink.