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Vater Orlaag
Background Information
Gender Male
Status Alive
Occupation Expert on Theology and Politics (substitute for Cardinal Ravenwood in the Tribunal)
Family -
Appearances Recurring character (since Season II)
Voiced by Malcolm McDowell
It's not about right or wrong general, at this point it simply is.
Vater Orlaag

Vater Orlaag is a member of the Tribunal introduced in the second episode of the second season, presumably having been hired to replace Ravenwood. Orlaag is described by Stampingston as "a political and spiritual specialist." Orlaag appears to play a strong role in the Tribunal, often giving his input during meetings and being present in the main chamber of Salacia during a conference with Crozier. He is also deeply loyal to Salacia to the point of him referring to his as master. Furthermore, he seems to hold a high rank in the military as seen in Dethcarraldo, when he commands a number of personnel to accompany General Crozier on his mission following Dethklok in the Amazon. Orlaag has also shown himself to be fiercely loyal to Salacia, more so than any other Tribunal member. In Dethrelease, he appears at Mordhaus after Crozier hits the Teenager with his rifle, with a grin on his face and his eyes glowing white. Salacia then appears and shows Crozier a vision involving Dethklok and Salacia, which presumably puts him under mind control. Orlaag and Salacia disappear by the time the vision ends.


  • His appearance may be a reference to the Russian itinerant preacher Grigori Rasputin, who was also a mystic with very few facts about him known.
  • His character appearance is based on the Romanian exorcist Daniel Corogeanu.
  • The honorific Vater is the German word for "father", sometimes similarly used to address certain clereics as the English "Father".