- "Fetch me their souls!"
- — The Demonic Announcer
|Appears in||Call of Duty: World at War|
Call of Duty: Zombies
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops (Nintendo DS)
Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
|Nationality||German (Samantha Maxis, Edward Richtofen, Ludvig Maxis)|
|Status||Samantha Maxis: Freed from Agartha, Unknown (as of Revelations)|
Original Timeline Edward Richtofen: Soul trapped inside zombies/Inside Samuel Sthulinger's body (Before The Giant); K.I.A soul formerly preserved in the Summoning Key
Ludvig Maxis (Alive/Deceased) (player-determined, Original Timeline)
|Sex||Female (Samantha Maxis)|
Male (Edward Richtofen, Ludvig Maxis)
|Race||Caucasian (Samantha Maxis, Edward Richtofen, Ludvig Maxis)|
|Level||All Zombie maps except Dead Ops Arcade.|
The Demonic Announcer is the title given to the entity that is in control of the Aether's energy, which includes Power-Ups, the Mystery Box and the zombies. The Announcer has been (and can be) at least three different individuals, including Samantha Maxis, Edward Richtofen and Ludvig Maxis.
The Demonic Announcer is heard on every Zombies map except for Dead Ops Arcade and the Call of Duty: World at War version of Nacht der Untoten. Its voice seems to shift through different tones and pitch throughout the game mode.
Level appearances (by character)Edit
- Mob of the Dead (uses Samantha's voice clips)
- Shadows of Evil (uses Samantha's voice clips)
- Der Eisendrache (uses Samantha's voice clips)
- Zetsubou No Shima (uses Samantha's voice clips)
- Gorod Krovi (uses Samantha's voice clips)
- Revelations (uses Samantha's voice clips)
- Shi No Numa
- Der Riese
- Kino der Toten
- Call of the Dead
- Moon (replaced by Richtofen upon completion of Richtofen's Grand Scheme easter egg)
- Nuketown Zombies (replaced by Richtofen upon round 25)
- The Giant
- Moon (replaces Samantha upon completion of Richtofen's Grand Scheme easter egg)
- Nuketown Zombies (replaces Samantha upon round 25)
- Green Run
- Die Rise
- Buried (replaced by Maxis upon completion of Maxis' side of Mined Games easter egg)
- Buried (replaces Richtofen upon completion of Maxis' side of Mined Games easter egg)
- The Demonic Announcer is not fully included in the German or Austrian versions of Black Ops. However, upon completion of the Richtofen's Grand Scheme easter egg, he appears for the rest of the playtime on Moon.
- The zombies' eyes will change color depending on who the Demonic Announcer is. Their eyes are red under the entity from Mob of the Dead, the Apothicons, and the entity in House, Facility, Temple and Overlook, yellow/orange under Samantha, blue under Richtofen and orange under Maxis.
- Maxis remains silent when players pick up Power-Ups.