Raziel is the main protagonist in the Soul Reaver games which are a part of the Legacy of Kain series. He made his debut in 1999 on the Playstation in Soul Reaver which got mostly high praise from the press as well as individual gamers who wrote about and reviewed the game. He returned in Soul Reaver 2 as well as in Legacy of Kain: Defiance and as a guest DLC character in Lara Croft: And the  Guardian of Light.

Raziel was once a human and fighting against the vampires in Nosgoth but was transformed into one of them which changed his personality…he evolves and gets wings which causes Lord Kain to throw him into the abyss where he gets revived as a wratih who can consume the souls of other beings.

Through his adventures he has to fight Lord Kain among many other vampires and other monsters.

He is a damn cool and different video game character and while there is small hope that the Legacy of Kain series will ever return to its old glory, let’s not give up yet…

Raziel gallery Profile

Raziel from the Legacy of Kain Games: an Overview

Charactername: Raziel   Developed /Created by Crystal Dynamics
Gameseries:  Legacy of Kain   First seen on: Sony Playstation
First Game:  Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver   Year first seen in: 1999
Last Game: Legacy of Kain: Defiance (2004)   Birthplace: Nosgoth
Role(s) and Characteristics:  Main Progagonist   Weapons or Martial Arts Style:  
Additional Tags:  Undead Video Game Characters   Similar Characters:  
Has Relations to: Kain (Rival, Enemy)   See also:  


Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Raziel

Raziel Soul Reaver 2 Official Art 

Soul Reaver 2 (2001)

Raziel Soul Reaver Concept Art 1 

Soul Reaver (1999)

 Raziel Soul Reaver Concept Art 2

Soul Reaver (1999)






Raziel from the Legacy of Kain series in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Raziel is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration but there will be at least one Soul Reaver art tribute in the upcoming 20th Anniversary of the PSX Project

Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Raziel the Soul Reaver

Raziel Legacy of Kain Fan Art by_tealskullgon


by TealSkullgon

Raziel the Soul Reaver Fan Art by_CrescentDebris


by CrescentDebris

Raziel the Soul Reaver from Legacy of Kain

Raziel gets a small Spotlight

by Bariarti