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"Fetch me their souls!"
— The Demonic Announcer
Demonic Announcer

Samantha Maxis model BO

WWII Richtofen Laughing Closeup BO3

Maxis Revelations BOIII

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
Affiliations Zombies
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.
For a similar character in Exo Zombies, see An-G.

The Demonic Announcer is a title given to multiple characters in Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Call of Duty: Black Ops III.


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

Unknown Edit


Samantha MaxisEdit

Edward RichtofenEdit

  • 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)

Ludvig MaxisEdit

  • 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 Demonic Announcer is only present in the revamped World at War maps in the French version of Black Ops.
    • In the French, Portuguese and Spanish versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops III, the Demonic Announcer on both The Giant and Shadows of Evil is Edward Richtofen instead of Samantha Maxis.
  • 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, FacilityTemple and Overlook, yellow/orange under Samantha, blue under Richtofen and orange under Maxis.
    • The eyes are yellow in Shadows of Evil, Der Eisendrache, and Zetsubou No Shima, despite Samantha not controlling the zombies as of Origins.
  • Maxis remains silent when players pick up Power-Ups.

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