With such a huge part of the world at stake once more against the demonic horde, players are curious about who the Diablo 4 main villain is. From Mephisto, Lord of Hatred, to Malthael, the Reaper of Souls, our main antagonist this time has some big shoes to fill. We expect this scourge from hell to be the biggest threat until our heroes eventually take a stab at them.
So just who is the Diablo 4 main villain? And what are they planning to do? If you’re a fan of the Diablo franchise, you may have heard of Lilith, a powerful demon who plays a significant role in the world of Sanctuary.
Who is the Diablo 4 main villain?
The main villain of Diablo 4 is Lilith, the daughter of Mephisto and the queen of Succubi. She is also the mother of humanity whose affair with an archangel created the Sanctuary and Nephalem. According to Diablo lore, Lilith was the first demon created by the angel Inarius and his lover, the demoness-turned-angel, Lilith.
What’s interesting is that Lilith is one of the creators of Sanctuary. She and the archangel Inarius created the place to provide refuge for those seeking to escape the conflict between the High Heavens and Burning Hells. However after the inhabitants spoke of killing her children, Lilith destroyed them which caused Inarius to banish her to the void where she remained until the events of Diablo 4.
Lilith has spent several thousand years trapped in the void between the worlds. She is finally brought back to Sanctuary after a dark ritual involving blood sacrifices between three men entering a catacomb to steal treasure. After the ritual is completed, Lilith majestically descends from a petal of roses.
In Diablo 4, Lilith serves as the primary antagonist, leading a cult called the Cult of Rathma and seeking to unleash a great evil upon the world. As players explore the game’s world and storyline, they will encounter Lilith and learn more about her motivations and powers.
Diablo 4 takes place after Diablo III: Reaper of Souls where it turns out that the killing events of the previous games have left the angelic and demonic forces depleted. This gives Lilith a lot of room to grab power in the Sanctuary by taking advantage of her worn-out opposition.
Lilith more than likely seeks revenge against Inarius who threw her out to the void. In the official release date trailer, we see Lilith’s forces go up against Inarius in Hell itself.
Despite her exile, Lilith has continued to exert her influence over the world of Sanctuary and has remained incredibly powerful. She stands unfazed as Inarius throws a spear at her refusing to even move from her spot.
We don’t know just how powerful she is but she has to be at least as strong as her father, Mephisto. After being brought back from the void, she quickly takes over hell to command its demons. Her union with Inarius has given birth to Nephalem which are humanity’s forbearers. This race of creatures that could not be considered either angels or demons is being used by Lilith to take control of all of creation.
Make no mistake, despite Lilith’s hand in creating the Sanctuary she is not to be trusted. Her ultimate goals are to use her children, the Nephalem, to serve her in achieving her goals. And Lilith isn’t above using cunning manipulation to achieve her goals which she’ll no doubt use as the Diablo 4 main villain.
How powerful is Lilith?
Lilith is known to be able to change her form so that she can be more human or monstrous at will. She’s even capable of possessing other humans without harming them or them even being aware of it which she can also use to read people’s memories.
This makes Lilith a particularly effective deceiver as you’ll never know if your allies are still themselves. So far she seems to prefer letting others do her dirty work much like she did with her descendant and lover, Uldyssian. Keep an eye out for suspicious NPCs in the game as she could be leading you on as one of them.
Lilith can also seemingly teleport around and possesses healing abilities. She can even form duplicates of herself which further allows her to deceive others.
Interestingly enough, Lilith has been fought before in Diablo II where she re-uses Andariel’s model. We aren’t sure if Blizzard will go back to that as a reference. Overall, Lilith is a fascinating and complex character in the Diablo universe, and learning more about her and her role in the game’s lore is sure to be a highlight for many fans of the series.
That’s who the Diablo 4 main villain is. Think you’re ready to see through the queen of Succubi’s lies?