The Deathless

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The Deathless are immortal beings that inhabit the world of Infinity Blade. A Deathless can be biologically or physically humanoid, as with Siris, or a large beast, as with Gortoel. Deathless individuals possess the ability to transfer their QIPs, or souls, into new bodies upon "death". Some Deathless are known to maintain Rebirth Chambers in which they can be reborn after death. However, ways to kill Deathless permanently have been revealed, such as a fatal strike from the activated Infinity Blade or "QIP deactivation", an example of which is shown by the Worker of Secrets in Infinity Blade II.

There are several Deathless factions. Thane, for example, is a part of House Ix, one of the Deathless Houses. Raidriar operates another affiliation known as the Pantheon.

History[edit | edit source]

Not much is known about the history of the Deathless, though it is evident through the use of holographic projectors and "deadmind" computer systems that the Deathless come from a time or place with very advanced technology. In Infinity Blade: Awakening, it is noted that, thousands of years ago, the Deathless used "armor that worked like a machine". The Deathless now use simpler armor so that battles are based on skill rather than technology.[1]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

They are immortal—truly immortal. They need neither food nor water to live. They do not age, and their bodies heal if wounded. Chop them to pieces, and their soul will seek out a new receptacle to be reborn.
Kuuth, Infinity Blade: Awakening

Deathless individuals do not age, possess greatly enhanced healing capabilities, and can survive without typically life-sustaining air or water.[1] The only confirmed ways of killing Deathless are through the use of the activated Infinity Blade or the use of the technique used by the Worker of Secrets to kill Thane.

Despite the supported claim that Deathless do not age, it is stated in Awakening that Ausar was reborn into a child's body multiple times, eventually to reach manhood and fighting the God King. It is also stated by TEL that Ausar once grew old and had children, one of which was Archarin. Either this is an inconsistency in the novel or the Deathless must take extra unmentioned measures to avoid aging.[1]

It seems that Deathless individuals possess greatly enhanced agility and prowess. One ability unique to Deathless is the practice of "the patterns of true swordsmanship", designed to eliminate multiple opponents in a short amount of time.[1] In Infinity Blade I and II, Raidriar can be seen leaping great distances. Also, Siris can safely drop from the bridge leading to the Stone Demon, a height that would kill or severely disable a normal human.

It is known that a mortal can become Deathless, though it is not known if all Deathless were once mortals. The child of a Deathless can steal his or her immortality, which makes many Deathless wary of reproduction.[1]

Notable Deathless[edit | edit source]

  • Siris or Ausar: The protagonist of the series and the player's character. Ausar wiped his own memory, making him unaware of his state as a Deathless. He now aims to free the world from the grip of other Deathless.
  • Raidriar: The main antagonist of the series, encountered as the final boss of both Infinity Blade I and II. He is also known as the God King.
  • Archarin: A son of Ausar. In one of Ausar's Rebirths, instead of taking on the role of the Sacrifice, Ausar married and had a child. The child reached manhood and fought his way to the God King, but decided to join him instead of fighting him. In return, he was granted immortality by the God King. Archarin was eventually killed by Siris in the temple of Lantimor, activating the Infinity Blade.
  • Worker of Secrets: The creator of the Infinity Blade. He appears to have profound knowledge of the Deathless. He was once trapped in a prison called the Vault of Tears, but he tricked Siris into taking his place there.
  • Thane: A Deathless featured in Infinity Blade II which resides at the top of the Tower. He claims to uphold the Great Pact by guarding the Vault of Tears. Thane is a member of House Ix, one of the four Deathless Houses.
  • Saydhi: A Deathless information dealer in Infinity Blade II, encountered in her estate.
  • Ryth: A powerful Deathless known as the Deathless Blademaster.

Deathless Kings[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Sanderson, Brandon. Infinity Blade: Awakening. 1st edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Chair Entertainment Group, LLC, 2011. eBook.