The last thing you will ever see is my power over His.
~ Nicolae Carpathia to Gerald Fitzhugh, claiming he will defeat Jesus Christ.

Nicolae Jetty Carpathia, also known as the Antichrist, is a fictional character and the main antagonist of the Left Behind book series.

In the live action films, he was portrayed by Gordon Currie and Randy LaHaye.


Being born as a result of the genetically engineered Project People's Victory, Carpathia possessed many desirable traits, and was extremely handsome and dashing; piercingly blue eyes and blonde, like the original Romanians. He was extremely tall, with broad shoulders, as well as a thick, muscular chest.


He was the dictatorial leader of the so-called "Global Community", and was an adversary to Jesus Christ and his followers. He was born in the town of Cluj somewhere in the European country of Romania. His creation was the result of a genetic engineering and artificial insemination. The followers of Satan later convince a woman that her baby would change the world. Carpathia later went out in the wilderness, but in a reverse of Christ's temptation, he goes with the temptations. He was later assassinated, and Satan takes over his body, thus making it appear that Nicolae was arisen. He later established his own religion called "Carpathianism". In his final appearance, he is defeated, and is thrown into the Lake of Fire. As Satan was being thrown into the Lake, Carpathia could be heard repeatedly shouting: "JESUS IS LORD!" in anguish.