These enemies are the remains of soldiers who fought for their "holy" beliefs, led astray by Dante and the Bishop. They acted with violence against God and as punishment, they are condemned to wander the Abominable Sands for eternity. The flesh has been stripped from large portions of their body, their shields and armor and fragmented, and their blades have long since become rusted. They are also often seen being accompanied by similar fiends known as Damned Captains. The leader of these fallen warriors is Dante's old friend, Francesco.