Villains Wiki

Hi. This is Thesecret1070. I am an admin of this site. Edit as much as you wish, but one little thing... If you are going to edit a lot, then make yourself a user and login. Other than that, enjoy Villains Wiki!!!

READ MORE

Villains Wiki
Advertisement
Villains Wiki

The Darkseekers, also called Hemocytes or the Infected, are savage infected vampire-like creatures that serve as the main antagonists of the 2007 film adaptation of I Am Legend. They are the human susceptible to a genetically re-engineered measles virus originally designed to cure cancer.

History

In 2009, a genetically re-engineered measles virus, originally created as a cure for cancer, turns lethal. The virus mutates into a highly contagious strain, killing 90% (5.4 billion out of six billion) of the world's population and turns 9.8% (five-hundred and eight-eight million) into vampiric albino zombie-like cannibalistic mutants called Darkseekers, who are extremely vulnerable to the ultraviolet rays in sunlight. The remaining 0.2% (twelve million) of the surviving population are immune to the virus and are the prey of the mutant Darkseekers.

Over the course of a few months, humanity was driven to the brink of extinction. A small cluster of survivors had established a colony in Alaska free of the infection, leaving almost no one left in the ravaged cities. However, one survivor, a scientist known as Robert Neville, remained in the desolate city of New York and had fortified his home to protect himself while he researched a cure for the virus. Turning his basement into a laboratory, he experimented on small infected animals such as rats and later moved on to testing on a human Darkseeker he managed to capture.

Little did Neville suspect that the Darkseekers were not as mindless as they seemed; the creatures had developed a pack or tribal social system and were aware that Neville was watching them, but they in turn were watching him as well. One night, a tribe of Darkseekers were able to breach the defences of Neville's house and they captured him. They tied him to a lamp post and left him there for a full day before coming out at sunset to kill him. Neville managed to escape with the aid of his pet dog Sam, but as they made their getaway, the Darkseekers released a pair of their own dogs which pursued them. Sam was bitten by one of the Darkseeker hounds and infected with the virus, forcing Neville to kill Sam before he turned completely.

Robert then went on a self-destructive rampage to kill himself and as many Darkseekers he could. Running several of the infected down with his vehicle before it was flipped over, his life was saved by the arrival of two other immune survivors; Anna and Ethan, both looking to make it to a survivors colony at a higher altitude where the virus couldn’t reach.

Later that night, it was discovered that the Darkseeker tribe from the previous night had followed them back to Robert’s house, and now an all out war had started. Overwhelming them in numbers, the creatures broke into Robert’s house, forcing the three into his basement where, just at the last second, Robert realized the cure was in the blood of his last test subject.

Getting a sample of it and giving it to Anna, he pushed the two into a secret hiding spot and readied himself to die. Pulling out a grenade, he pulled the pin and rushed the creatures just as the leader broke the glass separating the two. The grenade exploded, destroying the many monsters inside. The next morning, Anna and Ethan emerged and once again started their voyage, and soon ending it when delivering the cure to the colony.

In an alternate ending, the Alpha Male retained some parts of his humanity, where he instead listens to Neville and shows that he came to rescue his captured mate by making the shape of a butterfly, a tatoo the female Darkseeker has. Neville understands and gives her back, the Alpha picking her up and nuzzling her with joy. He then starts roaring in anger at the sight of all the photos showing other Darkseekers killed by Neville's experiments. Filled with shame, Neville states he is sorry, the Alpha acknowledging this before leaving peacefully.

Trivia

  • The film is based on the 1954 Richard Matheson novel of the same name, the monsters are Vampires which started off as a deadly virus released into the world by scientists.
  • The similarities between the monsters in the novel and in the film is that they both only come out at night to hunt and they both feed on blood.
  • Originally the Darkseekers were supposed to be intelligent and caring creatures such as found with the alternate ending of I Am Legend where the female is rescued by the Alpha Darkseeker. There are even hints of this in the movie as Neville got caught in a trap that was originally going to be passed off as Darkseekers' handiwork but this was evidently scrapped.

Navigation

           WBLogo.png Villains

Animated Features
Meowrice | Meowrice's Henchmen | Mouse King | Mouse Queen | Smaug | Gollum | Saruman | Witch-King of Angmar | Sauron | Joker | Phantasm | Salvatore Valestra | Arthur Reeves | Chuckie Sol | Buzz Bronski | Grundel Toad | Berkeley Beetle | Mr. Mole | Mrs. Toad | Ms. Fieldmouse | Queen Gnorga | King Llort | Darla Dimple | Max | Mrs. Prysselius | Thunder Karlsson and Bloom | Ruber | Griffin | Ruber's Minions | Bladebeak | Eric Cartman | Saddam Hussein | Sheila Broflovski | Satan | Mr. Garrison | Chef | Randy Marsh | Shelly Marsh | Gerald Broflovski | Kent Mansley | Kralahome | Master Little | The Jokerz (Dee Dee Twins, Chucko & Woof) | Count Grisham | Cheswick | Mojo Jojo | Gangreen Gang | Anubis | Seto Kaiba | Dark Yugi | Pegasus J. Crawford | Mokuba Kaiba | Marik Ishtar | Ebenezer Scrooge Puppet | Barkis Bittern | Maudeline Everglot | Stan Beals | Wasps | Noah the Elder | Leopard Seal | Aguila | Stone Generals (Gato & Mono) | Karai | Foot Clan | Eddy's Brother | Kanker Sisters | Kevin | Sarah | Surtr | Nyra | Kludd | Allomere | Jatt and Jutt | Pure Ones | Lord Business | Super Secret Police (Bad Cop & Sheriff Not-A-Robot) | Duplo Aliens | Mr. Ross | Future Mordecai | Rigby | Benson Dunwoody | Muscle Man | Hunter | Pigeon Toady | Wolf Pack | Penguins | Joker (Lego) | Harley Quinn (Lego) | Phantom Zone Criminals | Catwoman (Lego) | Poison Ivy (Lego) | Two-Face (Lego) | Lord Garmadon | Slade (Teen Titans Go!) | Balloon Man (Teen Titans Go!) | Lex Luthor (Teen Titans Go!) | Stonekeeper | Rex Dangervest | Velociraptors (Lego) | Foot Clan (Shredder) | League of Assassins (Ra's al Ghul (Batman vs. TMNT), Ubu (Batman vs. TMNT) & Talia al Ghul (Batman vs. TMNT)) | Joker (Batman vs. TMNT) | Harley Quinn (Batman vs. TMNT) | Scarecrow (Batman vs. TMNT) | Mr. Freeze (Batman vs. TMNT) | Poison Ivy (Batman vs. TMNT) | Bane (Batman vs. TMNT) | Two-Face (Batman vs. TMNT) | Penguin (Batman vs. TMNT) | Hexagon (Trigon (TTG) & Trigon (Original)) | Spinel | Pink Diamond | Scorpion | Quan Chi | Shang Tsung | Goro | Shao Kahn | Kano | Baraka | Reptile | Moloch | Motaro | Dick Dastardly (2020) | Muttley (2020) | Rotten Robots | Dusty | Cerberus | Katz | Le Quack | Eustace Bagge

Live Action Movies
Rhedosaurus | Giant Carpenter Ants | Jack Torrance | Hotel Caretaker | Lorraine Massey | Overlook Hotel | Roy Batty | Pris Stratton | Leon Kowalski | Zhora Salome | Socs (Bob Sheldon, Randy Adderson, Paul Hoden & David) | Mrs. Cade | Scut Farkus | Grover Dill | Stripe | Ruby Deagle | Gremlins | Mama Fratelli | Jake Fratelli | Francis Fratelli | Mr. Perkins | Troy Perkins | Francis Buxton | Albert | Audrey II | Orin Scrivello | Mr. Igoe | Max | David | Sergeant Nagata | Beetlejuice | Sandworms | Joker | Bob the Goon | Alicia Hunt | Carl Grissom | Max Eckhardt | Vinnie Ricorso | Joe Chill | Witches (Grand High Witch, Susan Irvine, Nicola Cuttle, Pamela, Lois Leffour, Mildred, Elizabeth, Henrietta, Jacqueline & Beatrice) | Brain Gremlin | Daffy | George | Lenny | Secretary Gremlin | Bat Gremlin | Electric Gremlin | Cushing Catheter | Funekei Yoshida | Sato | Tanaka | Muto | Ito | Hardboy | Hagata | Penguin | Max Shreck | Catwoman | Red Triangle Circus Gang | Charles "Chip" Shreck | Charles Rane | Sabrina Ritchie | Forget | Vincent | Matthew | William Foster | Nick the Neo-Nazi | Switchblade Sam | Dial | Wade | Dr. Charles Nichols | Frederick Sykes | Ray Finkle | Vinnie and Roc | Lawrence Van Dough | Ferguson | HAL 9000 | Lestat | Armand | Santiago | John Milner | Bill Wilcox | Ilya Pavel Kazak | Rosa | Leonid Volkov | Zhukov | Stefan | Emilio Juantorena | Navigator | Codebreaker | Baker | Clarice Kensington | Miss Minchin | Riddler | Two-Face | Sugar | Spice | NygmaTech (Frogmen) | Neon Gang | Salvatore Maroni | Jonas Miller | Mr. Swackhammer | Monstars | Martians (Martian Leader, Martian Ambassador & Martian Girl) | John Wesley | Wesley's Whalers | Poison Ivy | Mr. Freeze | Bane | Grant Frost | Agent Smith | Cypher | Agents (Agent Jones, Agent Brown & Agent Johnson) | Susan McCallister | Jim Whitlock | Mako Sharks | William Wharton | Percy Wetmore | Jeremy Melton | Mr. Tinkles | Thrax | Mayor Phlegmming | Bruiser | Joe Cramp | Thrax's Henchmen | Lord Voldemort | Quirinus Quirrell | Draco Malfoy | Severus Snape | Mountain Troll | Burke Bennett | Frank Stokes | Merv Green | Buggy Ding Dong | Parade of Hope | Rainbow Randolph | Scrappy-Doo | N' Goo Tuana | Zarkos | Demons | Luna Ghost | Akasha | Spiders (Consuela & Tank) | Mayor Wade | Lucius Malfoy | Basilisk | Gilderoy Lockhart | Acromantula (Aragog & Acromantula Colony) | Mr. Gray | Mr. Chairman | Bob Smith | Robo Dog | Jonathan Jacobo | Peter Pettigrew | Dementors | Marge Dursley | Clara Dalrymple | Sir Trenton | Trenton's Pride | Ra's al Ghul | Scarecrow | Carmine Falcone | League of Shadows (Decoy of Ra's al Ghul) | Victor Zsasz | Joe Chill | Arthur Slugworth | V | Barty Crouch Jr. | Nagini | Bellatrix Lestrange | Adam Sutler | Lewis Prothero | Norsefire | Peter Creedy | Colonel Coetzee | Captain Poison | Zodiac Killer | Arthur Leigh Allen | Xerxes | Dolores Umbridge | Sam | Steven Wilkins | Mr. Kreeg | Laurie | Macy | Alpha Male | Darkseekers | Sweeney Todd | Nellie Lovett | Judge Turpin | Beadle Bamford | Jonas Fogg | Adolfo Pirelli | Agent 23 | Siegfried | Dalip | Joker | Two-Face | Sal Maroni | Gambol | Joker's Thugs | Principal Deedle | Ezekial Gallows | Prudence Prufrock | Lord Henry Blackwood | Lord Coward | Esther Coleman | Decoy Queen | Rolf Woods | Kitty Galore | Paws | Mayor Brown | Chief of Staff | Wanda Grubwort | Lake Monster | Mal Cobb | Blue Jones | Angelique Bouchard | Dr. Julia Hoffman | Bane | Talia al Ghul | Barsad | Catwoman | John Daggett | Smaug | Azog | Witch-King of Angmar | Sauron | Gollum | Tom Buchanan | Jay Gatsby | Myrtle Wilson | George Wilson | Daisy Buchanan | Precursors | Kaiju (Trespasser, Knifehead, Mutavore, Otachi, Leatherback, Raiju, Scunner & Slattern) | Artemisia | General Fallon | M.U.T.O. | Dr. Mann | Victoria Vinciguerra | Léon Rom | Skullcrawlers (Skull Devil) | Preston Packard | Niander Wallace | Luv | It | Bowers Gang (Henry Bowers, Patrick Hockstetter, Belch Huggins & Vic Criss) | Alvin Marsh | Butch Bowers | Mathias Vogel | Ana Miller | Nolan Sorrento | Innovative Online Industries (I-R0k, F’Nale Zandor & Sixers) | Claire Wyden | Brett Wyden | George, Ralph and Lizzie | The Meg | Jack Morris | Shere Khan | Tabaqui | Howard Clifford | Ditto | Sebastian | Ann Laurent | King Ghidorah | Rodan | Alan Jonah | Asher Jonah | Emma Russell | The Banana Splits (Fleegle, Drooper, Snorky & Bingo) | Poppy | Karl | Leo | Cry Baby | Kelly | The Principal | The Biology Teacher | Webby Garton | Steven Dubay | Chris Unwin | Tom Rogan | Arthur Fleck | Penny Fleck | Randall | Clowns (Clown & Ambulance Clown) | Wall Street Three | Penny Fleck's Boyfriend | Rose the Hat | The True Knot | Andrei Sator | Priya Singh | Witches (Grand High Witch, Zelda, Consuella, Esmerelda & Saoirse) | Terrance Mendoza | Butch | Mechagodzilla | Apex Cybernetics (Walter Simmons, Ren Serizawa & Maia Simmons) | Warbats | Shang Tsung | Sub-Zero | Mileena | Reiko | Kano | Kabal | Goro | Reptile | Nitara | Shao Kahn | Al-G Rhythm | Pete | Goon Squad (White Mamba, Wet-Fire, Arachnneka, The Brow & Chronos)

Shorts
Daffy Duck | Sylvester | Tasmanian Devil | Wile E. Coyote | Elmer Fudd | Yosemite Sam | Marvin the Martian | Instant Martians | Gossamer | Tom | Jerry | Spike | Butch

Television
The Grinch | Cousin Mel | I.M. Slime | Snow Miser | Heat Miser | North Wind | Hervnick Z. Snerz | Goat

See Also
Adventure Time Villains | Batman Villains | Ben 10 Villains | Catwoman Villains | Cats & Dogs Villains | Cartoon Network Villains | DC Animated Movie Universe Villains | DC Extended Universe Villains | DC's Legends of Tomorrow Villains | Eraser Villains | Game of Thrones Villains | Gremlins Villains | Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe Villains | Harry Potter Villains | Lethal Weapons Villains | Loonatics Unleashed Villains | Looney Tunes Villains | Melanie Martinez Villains | Middle-Earth Villains | MonsterVerse Villains | Mortal Kombat Villains | New Line Cinema Villains | Pacific Rim Villains | Pokémon Villains | Powerpuff Girls Villains | Primal Villains | Regular Show Villains | Rick and Morty Villains | Robot Chicken Villains | Rush Hour Villains | Samurai Jack Villains | Sesame Street Villains | Scooby-Doo Villains | South Park Villains | Space Jam Villains | Steven Universe Villains | Superman Villains | The Banana Splits Movie Villains | The Conjuring Villains | The LEGO Movie Villains | The Matrix Villains | Tiny Toon Adventures Villains | Tom and Jerry Villains | TMNT Villains | Wild Wild West Villains | Xiaolin Showdown Villains | Yu-Gi-Oh! Villains

Advertisement