Emil Cruikshank
Biographical Information




Character Information

Wyrmwood (Denizen/Sheriff)



Real World Information
First Appearance:

Vol. 1 Issue 22

"Should I put another hole in her pretty head?"
Emil asking Jackie [src]

Emil Cruikshank is the sheriff of Wyrmwood appearing in The Darkness comic series.

Biography Edit

Early Life Edit

When Antonio Estacado built a settlement on Wyrmwood in order to release The Darkness, Emil became the towns sheriff. Differently from other hosts, Antonio didn't learned how to control his power and once released, The Darkness slaughtered everyone in Wyrmwood. Antonio then left the town, but The Darkness left a small part in Wyrmwood, causing all the denizens, including Emil to be immortal, but also bind them to the town, never able to leave its premise.

Capturing Jenny Edit

Decades later, Jenny Romano got trapped in the Wyrmwood and the towns mayor, Jedidiah McMahon used her in order to attract the new Darkness host, Jackie Estacado. With the help of Mandolin, Jackie manages to track down and enter the town.

Jackie and Mandolin are then attacked by the denizens of Wyrmwood. Mandolin regrets not staying in the car as Jackie fights with the denizens. One of the Wyrmwood denizens grabs Mandolin and tries to kill him, but Jackie's Darklings save him. The fight is interrupted by Emill Cruikshank, the sheriff of Wyrmwood and Jedidiah who reveal to have taken Jenny as hostage and threaten to kill her.

After telling what Antonio did to them, Jedidiah reveals that Jackie could free them so they could remake the world in the image of Wyrmwood. Jackie refuses to do that and instead kills Emill, freeing Jenny from their grasps.

Personality Edit

Emil is a cold and lacks empathy for others. He's loyal only to Jedidiah and blindly follows his orders.

Powers & Abilities Edit

Powers Edit

  • Immortality: Being the denizen of Wyrmwood, Emil is virtually immortal. Although his body can be destroyed for short time.

Abilities Edit

  • Marksman: According to Jedidiah, Emil is a skilled marksman.

Gallery Edit

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