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The '''Horsemen of the Apocalypse''' are represented by four individuals who have been originally recruited by the [[The Man|Devil]] to make a choice and break each one of the [[seven seals]], depending on the choice they make: if they choose dark, their respective seal is opened. If they choose light, they must continue to do so or yet again, their seal will be broken.
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However, the new Horsemen have turned against the Devil and decided to use [[Genesis|his meteorite]] as their ultimate weapon to extinguish the human race.
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== Members ==
 
{| class="article-table sortable"
 
!Horseman
 
!Designation
 
!Debut appearence
 
|-
 
|[[Rose Arvale]]
 
|Death
 
|"[[Awakening]]"
 
|-
 
|[[Cindy Richards]]
 
|War
 
|"[[Strange Magic]]"
 
|-
 
|[[Leland Schiller]]
 
|Pestilence
 
|"[[Eye in the Sky]]"
 
|-
 
|[[Mark Plowman]]
 
|Famine
 
|"[[Deus Ex Machina]]"
 
|}
 
 
==Background==
 
[[Image:four_horsemen.jpg|thumb|right|800px|The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse]]
 
The '''Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse''' are mentioned in chapter six of the ''Book of Revelation''. The chapter tells of a scroll in God's right hand that is sealed with [[Seven Seals|seven seals]]. When the first seal is opened the four horsemen of the apocalypse are summoned. The four riders are said to represent Pestilence, War, Famine and Death.
 
 
===Book of Revelation===
 
"They were given authority over a quarter of the earth, to kill by means of war, famine, disease, and wild animals." <ref name=":0">Bible, Book of Revelation, Chapter Six [Good News Edition, 1976]</ref>
 
 
==== '''First: a white horse''' ====
 
 
===== Passage =====
 
"Then I saw the Lamb break open the first of seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice that sounded like thunder 'Come!' I looked, and there was a white horse. Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown. He rode out as a conquerer to conquer." <ref name=":0" />
 
 
=====Summary=====
 
The first horseman, described as riding a white horse and wielding a bow is thought represents conquest. The color of the horse indicates victory in war and the crown worn by the rider signifies their service in battle.
 
 
===='''Second: a red horse'''====
 
=====Passage=====
 
"Then the Lamb broke open the second seal; and I heard the second living creature say, 'Come!' Another horse came out, a red one. Its rider was given the power to bring war on the earth, so that men should kill each other. He was given a large sword." <ref name=":0" />
 
 
=====Summary=====
 
The second horseman, described as riding a red horse and wielding a sword represents war. The color of the horse indicates blood from battle and the sword held by the rider signifies violence in battle.
 
 
===='''Third: a black horse'''====
 
=====Passage=====
 
"Then the Lamb broke open the third seal; and I heard the third living creature say, 'Come!' I looked, and there was a black horse. Its rider held a pair of scales in his hand. 'I heard what sounded like a voice coming from among the four living creatures, which said 'A litre of wheat for a day's wages, and three liters of barley for a day's wages. But do not damage the olive-trees and the vine-yards!'" <ref name=":0" />
 
 
=====Summary=====
 
The third horseman, described as riding a black horse and wielding a set of scales represents famine. The color of the horse indicates death and disease and the scales held by the rider signify the scarcity of food and the coming famine.
 
 
===='''Fourth: a pale horse'''====
 
=====Passage=====
 
"Then the Lamb broke open the fourth seal; and I heard the fourth living creature say, 'Come!' I looked, and there was a pale-coloured horse. Its rider was named Death, and Hades followed close behind." <ref name=":0" />
 
 
=====Summary=====
 
The first horseman, described as riding a white horse and wielding a bow is thought to represent the false prophet. The color of the horse indicates victory in war and the crown worn by the rider signifies their service in war.
 
 
===Additional sources===
 
The four horsemen are described as Satan's army, Conquest, War, Famine and Death. One of the horsemen, Famine, deceives Satan with the intention of working for the side of good. <ref>A is for Armageddon, Richard Horne [2009]</ref>
 
 
The four horsemen are traditionally named War, Famine, Pestilence and Death. However, the Bible only names one: Death.
 
 
Alternate interpretations suggest the first horseman, War represents the Antichrist. The second, Pestilence, is often called Plague or Conquest.
 
 
==References==
 
<references />
 
[[Category:Horseman]]
 
[[Category:Group]]
 
[[Category:Terminology]]
 
[[Category:Biblical figures]]
 

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