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Executioner Smough
This article is about the character. For the boss, see Dragon Slayer Ornstein and Executioner Smough.


Smough relished his title as executioner, so much so that he ground the bones of his victims into his feed.[1] He desired to be a part of Gwyn's Knights, but was rejected due to his apparent gleeful love of his work as an executioner as well as his cannibalistic behavior.

Smough was one of the few living beings left who was present in Anor Londo, fighting alongside Dragon Slayer Ornstein.

When Ornstein left in search of the Nameless King, Smough was one of the few knights left to guard the forsaken city.[2] How this happens in relation to the events of Dark Souls is unknown.


  • In the code for the Japanese version of the game, Smough's name is displayed as '処刑者スモウ', which translates to read as 'Executioner Sumou'.
  • Concept art of Smough's armor depicts a rather muscular man wearing it. Whether this depiction is of Smough himself, or a male Chosen Undead wearing his armor, is unknown.
    • The armor is described as being able to be worn by humans "but not without great difficulty". This may imply that some aspects of the armor are adapted to Smough's body
  • When worn by the player, the visor in Smough's helm is shown located at the neck of the helm, and a small wooden construction holds the upper part of the helm in place.
    • Whether Smough also wears the helm like this or not is unknown.
      • While the idea is often supported, it's also possible that Smough, unlike the Chosen Undead and other humans, could have an elongated neck.



  1. Smough's Hammer description.
  2. Smough's Set (Dark Souls III) description.

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