Character Profile: Sam

Name: Samson Arkhewer of Clan Netzer, Samson Arkhewer nee Netzer (Modern AU)

Aliases/AKAs: Sam, Sammy

Title(s): Sorcerer King and Lord-Consort to Ech’kent, Sorcerer-Patriarch of Clan Netzer

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Brown

Height: 169 cm

Weight: 63 kg

Build: Long and broad

Distinguishing Marks: N/A

Dick Size: Average

Relationships (Romantic and/or Sexual): Henry Arkhewer (husband), Todd Beckt and Derek Ubyll (servants), Darius DiFueure (cockwarmer, former), Tobias Fellendart (cockwarmer, current)

Family Relationships: Solomon of Clan Netzer (father, deceased), Hadrina Nekit Ze’Milla (mother), Sylvia, Sarah and Saul of Clan Netzer (siblings), Shem, Selma, Sabrina, Stephen, Seamus, Simone and Sidney of Clan Netzer (siblings, deceased), Daisy H’boll (father’s concubine), Delilah of Clan Netzer (baby sister)

Sexuality: Gay

Preferred Positions: In his chair, on his back, standing

Kinks: Rape, power, pain, blood, cutting, begging, humiliation, dehumanization, torture, overstimulation, helplessness, violent sex

Orgies Attended: N/A

Bio: The youngest surviving son of Solomon of Clan Netzer, the self-styled Sorcerer King, Sam was raised with violence and pain. Though Solomon took his blindness to be a sign of Sam’s uselessness, Sam was allowed to explore his interests in torture and harm as he grew up, learning what he could of magic from his father and siblings, and figuring the rest out for himself. Sam had a complicated relationship with his surviving siblings, and when they were all sent away, he found himself alone with his father and rapidly realized that the two of them couldn’t coexist for long. With the help of a prisoner, Sam usurped his father and became the Sorcerer King himself, binding himself to a magical stone that amplifies his power in the process. Now he’s inherited an empire of schemes and plots, not to mention a world where roads and taxes matter more than he thought, and he’d really rather just go back to skinning people alive and feeding them to bears.


  • Sam has lived in Ech’kent since he was three years old, but doesn’t consider himself as being from there, and nor does he speak the native language of Chez’n
  • Sam knows that other families don’t work like his did, but he believes that’s because he and his family are the only ones who were honest about what they were like
  • Sam never knew his mother; the closet referent he has to that is his oldest sister Sylvia
  • Sam is aware of the possibility—likelihood—that Solomon had other children in his sojourns out of the castle, but won’t seriously consider the potential ramifications of it
  • Sam’s past relationship with his siblings wasn’t as negative as he remembers; they fought and hurt each other, but they also loved each other. But Sam’s memory is dominated by negatives
  • Sam has never intentionally hurt an animal. He doesn’t believe animals have feelings or feel pain like humans do, and doesn’t see the point of hurting something that can’t understand it is being hurt
  • Sam cannot conceive of the way Solomon treated him as abuse, because abuse happens to people who are weak. Similarly, he won’t think of himself as the recipient of sexual abuse or assault, because his father only ever threatened to have him raped by guards (but did not follow through), and because the girls he was expected to have sex with were servants and prisoners, weaker than Sam
  • Sam believes that people are lying to him, mocking him or plotting against him by default
  • Sam is easily overwhelmed by crowds of people, noise, new information and sudden changes in his life, and often needs to take breaks to process information
  • Sam doesn’t believe himself to be capable of emotions like joy or love


  • “I’m not going to hurt you, if that makes it less frightening.”
  • “I break everything I touch, Henry. I will destroy you. I will take everything that you are and I will grind it into nothing, until you are nothing but what I want you to be. I was planning to do that anyway, but you’ve made it easier. You can use me and it won’t hurt me, but me using you will be the end of you, because I will use you until you fall to pieces.”
  • “I raped him, if you want to be pedantic.”
  • “Go without? I’m not…there’s nothing wrong with me.”
  • “It’s a day for celebration. You know what they say. The king is dead. Long live the king.
  • “If I torture and maim all my subjects in the first week of my reign, who am I going to torture and maim next week?”
  • “Being a god sounds boring.”
  • “Maybe I’m hurting you to make myself less afraid. Maybe that’s why I’ve always hurt people.”
  • “No!”
  • “A knife? Why?”
  • “I remember when you used to think I was a monster.”
  • “Can you…will you take the collar off? Please?”
  • “What’s her name?”
  • “If you’re going to make idle threats, at least don’t make stupid ones.”
  • “Some people like gardening. I like hurting people.”


  • Sam’s earliest memory is Sylvia singing to him
  • Sam first killed someone when he was five years old and throwing a tantrum. He threw his maid out a window without realizing it
  • Sam used to be quite close with some of his no-longer-living siblings. He barely remembers them now
  • Sam’s sexual education outside of dry details about procreation from his tutor came entirely from his brother Saul and a few things he was told by the girls his father sent to have sex with him. He therefore trusts very little of what he knows
  • The only trait Solomon ever really encouraged in Sam was his propensity for violence, which is now one of the only things Sam genuinely enjoys
  • Sam started torturing people seriously at the age of eight, beginning with a servant boy named Riley
  • The first time Sam masturbated to completion was a full-day event of touching himself for a few minutes at a time, culminating in him eventually making a mess on his own face and accidentally breaking his window
  • Sam used to enjoy having Sarah read him books as a child
  • When he had nightmares as a boy, Sam would often sleep in Saul’s bed. Neither of them ever spoke about it after
  • Sam used to steal the castle guards’ swords and hide them in his room. He still has a few lying around

Modern AU: Modern Sam is the son of a mob boss who has recently inherited both the mob and the pharmaceutical company that fronts it, and has discovered that though he thought he hated his tutors, he hates his board of directors more. Despite having also inherited a series of conflicts and plans that he previously knew nothing about, Sam is doing quite well at running the city’s organized crime, thanks in no small measure to his surprisingly competent partner. When he’s not dealing with company crap, having people quietly murdered, appearing on TV to salvage his family’s good name, raping or torturing someone for fun and/or profit or complaining to Henry about how hard his day was, Sam is usually either asleep, having an unnecessary bath, or plotting ways to make the people around him miserable.

26 thoughts on “Character Profile: Sam

  1. I wonder how Sam would react to the knowledge that no, his family wasn’t more honest about their nature, just more fucked up, and yes, he was abused repeatedly while growing up.


    1. I feel like if Sam were able to have that explained to him and actually believe it (which would take some time), he’d probably be very, very angry, and still deny it. Sam couldn’t have been abused, that only happens to weak people!


      1. That’s victim-blaming, that is. Abuse is the fault of the abuser, not the abused.

        Which is why abusers encourage victim-blaming. It absolves them of responsibility.

        Do you really want to let Solomon off the hook, Sam? Do you really want to take the blame for what HE did to YOU?


        1. Of course he doesn’t…but he has to, because if Sam admits that it was Solomon’s fault, then he has to admit that most of his personality was shaped by Solomon, and we can’t have that, now can we? 😀


          1. Denying the truth is the act of a weak man. Are you weak, Sam? Or are you strong enough to accept the truth of your past abuse—-and perhaps, to rise above it?


              1. I imagine that you’re ignorant, tragically deprived, and ill-treated to the point of actively expecting abuse from anyone strong enough to get away with it.

                But a fool? Never.


    1. A lot. First of all, he’d have to meet more people who are neither, which is hard since he turns most people he meets into one or the other or both.

      Time spent with James might help, but I suspect it would take a lot of that. Sam’s a bit slow on the uptake.


  2. How much of Sam’s sadism is sadism, and how much is him being screwed up enough to think that the only way to protect himself from suffering is to inflict it?


    1. It’s about 50/50. He genuinely enjoys hurting people, both sexually and non-sexually. But he also believes that in any human interaction someone is going to get hurt, and there’s an easy way to make sure it’s not him.


  3. People joke about how [insert villain here] didn’t get enough hugs as a child, but in this case that’s almost exactly the problem.


    1. Quite literally! It’s a really interesting thing to think about what Sam might have been like if he’d been raised by someone who wasn’t an evil asshole rapist serial murdering demon contracting psychopath with delusions of godhood. 😀


  4. Would a Sam with a better childhood be strong enough to kill Solomon, bind Scott and attune to the stone?

    Assuming a still evil Solomon just one who was less evil to his children.


    1. Sam’s power doesn’t come from his upbringing, so probably. It would depend on what was better about his childhood–a lot of Sam’s success currently (if we want to call it that) is stemming from his intense need to prove himself to someone. If Solomon had been a better parent, Sam might not feel the need to prove himself so desperately, so maybe he wouldn’t have had the werewithal to do it.


      1. I meant mental strength, not magical.

        I think, in a better childhood, he’s still going to feel ostracised on account of being blind. That he may be excluded by well meaning family members who’re more concerned for his own safety and protecting him. Which is patronising. He’d still be left out. He’d still be seen as weak. He’s still going to have his siblings playing pranks on him like moving furniture around.

        He’d still need to stand out amongst a large number of siblings and having a competitive streak.

        Would he still have had issues reading people and assume they meant the worst? Sometimes that’s upbringing, sometimes it’s personality.

        I wonder would he still have been so lonely that he’d have sought Henry out in the dark cell, where Henry couldn’t tell that he was blind and speak to him. With less rape and torture.


        1. I do think Sam might be a bit more stable if he’d had an upbringing more like that, but his anxiety, paranoia and his tendency to anger and violence would have been there anyway. I guess the thing is that despite what Sam chooses to remember now, he did have somewhat positive relationships with the siblings he grew up with, and in an environment that was a little more caring, he might still have had those, which would have helped. I do think his drive to stand out from them–and be better than them–would have been there, though.

          Probably he still would have ended up seeking out Henry. Someone who didn’t know him or know anything about him–and who didn’t pity him or constantly show him up–would have been something he always wanted, I think. Maybe less rape and torture, but they would have ended up together anyway, I suspect.


  5. i’ll be honest i started reading villains from the bottom up because it had been years since i read the ron/james story and usurper and wanted to know what the hell was up with this sorcerer king/geoffrey’s cousin , and just now, almost half a day later, i realized that sam was blind


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