War is the youngest Horseman of the Apocalypse and the main protagonist of Darksiders. As Nephilim, he is feared by both the legions of Heaven and Hell, keeping the balance between of the eternal war in check. Eventually, a truce was forged and the pact bound by the Seven Seals, to be broken at the appointed time when the Four Horsemen would ride across Earth and punish the guilty.
At the start of Darksiders, War is called to the Endwar by the breaking of the seals and finds the Kingdom of Heaven and Hell already at battle. Killing anything in his path, he realizes that his brethren are missing and he has been tricked. Blamed for being about the apocalypse too soon, as the Seven Seals were not broke, War rides out to find the one responsible and punish them.