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Baron Samedi

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Actor: Reg E. Cathey
Gender: Male
Type: Cracher-Mortel
Service of: House of Kronenberg
Relationships: Dead Eric Renard, co-belligerent
Status: Deceased
Cause of death: Plane crash after hijacking by zombie Nick Burkhardt
Languages known: English
Haitian Creole

Baron Samedi was a Cracher-Mortel that first appeared in "The Waking Dead".


Season 2Edit

"The Waking Dead"Edit

He was first observed by Nick in the crowd at the crime scene where Wu and Franco were attacked while investigating a disturbance in a house. He had apparently spat on both Richard Mulpus and Lilly O'Hara. He was later seen in the hospital, taking Lilly away from the ICU.

On a solitary road, Baron Samedi had called someone to fix his car. He stated that he "cannot bring her back to life, she just died." The repairman took a look inside and simply turned the key to start the engine. The Baron then woged into his Cracher-Mortel form and spat on the repairman.

Later on, he entered a bus, looked around at the passengers, and proceeded to spit on them, making all of the passengers members of his zombie army.

He kept his victims in a storage container, where he would come with a new batch of zombies and place them in the container, telling them that their time would come soon.

In the hotel room of Eric Renard, the Baron entered and bowed, welcoming the prince to Portland.

"Goodnight, Sweet Grimm"Edit

Baron Samedi and Eric Renard were having dinner together at Eric's hotel room. Over the meal, Eric asked about the Baron's progress. Baron Samedi replied by saying that everything would be ready the following night. Eric approved and then told Baron Samedi that he was interested in his abilities and that he would like to watch him do what he does. The Baron obliged, and Eric summoned one of his bodyguards, whom the Baron proceeded to spit on after he woged. The bodyguard collapsed, and Eric was impressed. The Baron laughed, and then he and Eric turned their backs on the motionless lackey and returned to their dinner.

Later that evening, the Baron was leading a voodoo-style ritual involving several of his victims, including Al and Lilly O'Hara. Upon completion of the ritual, the Baron led the participants out of the container yard and released them onto the streets of Portland.

The next evening, once Nick, Juliette, Monroe, and Rosalee were in the yard, the Baron unleashed more of his victims. When Nick told the others to leave while he provided a diversion, the Baron made his presence known to Nick, and the two fought. The fight ended with the Baron spitting in Nick's face and Nick falling unconscious. The Baron then put Nick in a coffin and waited for Eric to arrive.

Season 3Edit

"The Ungrateful Dead"Edit

Baron Samedi delivered Nick Burkhardt to a private aircraft. He was interrupted by two police officers and spat at both, immobilizing them. While the aircraft was in flight, Nick awoke and broke out of the coffin. The Baron spat in Nick's face and turned away, thinking Nick was incapacitated once again. To the Baron's shock, Nick had become immune to the spit and attacked him. The fight eventually spilled into the cabin. Consequently, the pilots lost control of the airplane, causing it to crash, killing the Baron.


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  • "Samedi" means "Saturday" in French.
  • Baron Samedi is the Guédé Loa and ruler of death. His favorite colors are purple and black, and he is notorious for his playful noisiness. While his job traditionally is to dig graves for the dead and greet them to the afterlife once buried, he is also capable of suspending the animation of life and zombifying those he suspends the lives of.
  • He enjoys singing in French and does so when performing the stages of his plan, singing the songs "Bon Soir Dame" and "Au clair de la lune."
  • The character is a popular one onscreen, with versions in the James Bond film Live and Let Die and Disney's The Princess and the Frog, among many others.

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