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== Synopsis ==
== Synopsis ==
There is not currently enough information available to further investigate
There is not currently enough information available to further investigate possible between the Seraphim, the Night Sentinels, the Wraiths, the angelic figure Doom Eternal's trailer . will have to wait until the release of Doom Eternal.
Revision as of 09:47, 18 November 2019
The Seraphim is an entity or a group of entities mentioned in the lore of Doom (2016) about which little is currently known. One detail known for certain is that it or they are opposed to the forces of Hell: they are said to have gifted the Doom Slayer with super-human powers of speed and strength. Seraphim are described as a high ranking and powerful caste of angels in the mythologies of Abrahamic religions, naturally opposing demons.
Little information can be extracted from a few entries in the codex. Among these is a picture (an etching from the "Book of Daeva") that is speculated to contain an image of a Seraph in the upper left corner. This mysterious figure, or one much like it, appears again in the box art for Doom Eternal.
If this picture is indeed of the Seraphim, then it is depicted as some kind of heavenly figure watching over a battle of the Doom Slayer and some Night Sentinels. It is unclear if this battle took place still in defense of Argent D'Nur or was part of the early stages of the Doom Slayer's campaign in Hell. It has been noted that the ramparts in the background of the scene bear an architectural similarity to structures found in Sentinel Prime.
Cited from the Slayer's Testament III
This might indicate that the Seraphim have the ability to cross dimensions, as the Doom Slayer is blessed while apparently already in Hell. There is no current indicator of where the Seraphim naturally reside. In theory it or they could also be held captive in some place in Hell, but with their power not completely restrained. It is nowhere seen or indicated that the Seraphim use their powers directly against the demons. It is also significant that the Seraphim did not bestow this power on the Doom Slayer in the beginning as Argent D'Nur remained unconquered.
Written in the Slayer's Testament I
It is stated that the Slayer's soul was "beyond ascension." Later in the Testament it is also written that "[the Doom Slayer] wore the crown of the Night Sentinels..." This offers a few distinct possibilities:
- There was some sort of ascension possible for a Night Sentinel
- The Seraphim may recruit special powerful beings that made a stand against the forces of Hell, thus proving their worth. As demons bolster their ranks by corruption, so it may also be that an opposing force has some way to "recruit" new members into their ranks.
There is not currently enough information available to further investigate possible connections between the Seraphim, the Night Sentinels, the Wraiths, and the angelic figure from Doom Eternal's trailer known as Khan Maykr. Further research will have to wait until the release of Doom Eternal.