Nihilus is the secondary antagonist of the animated Christian video series The Story Keepers.
The Story Keepers
Nihilus functions as a centurion of the Praetorian guard for the antagonist of the series Nero. Nihilus views all of the other centurions under him as rivals rather than fellow soldiers, and is reviled for his viciousness when it came to dealing with the Christians. As one of his plans of purging Christians from the city, Nihilus constructs a catapult specifically designed to launch burning debris into areas where Christians were hiding in to flush them out. The plan, however, runs into some bumps, and is sabotaged. Shortly after this, Nihilus began to suspect that Tacticus - one of his fellow centurions - was a Christian in secrecy, and he vows to see him executed.
Nihilus makes himself a recurring enemy towards the baker Ben, his wife, and the children that they had under their care. In one of his most vile acts, Nihilus tries to convince the children that Ben was a liar and was intending on keeping them as slaves instead of returning them to their parents as promised. When they decline his offer of turning Ben in, Nihilus sets the house on fire, fully intent on killing all of them. When Ben was imprisoned, he taught Nihilus' student about the death and resurrection of Christ. Nihilus arrives, taking Ben to the Coliseum revealing that Nero desires to see Ben crucified for his treachery. Unfortunately for him, the aforementioned student rebels against him, sabotaging the crucifixion. Nihilus angrily stabs his student, and the student dies, hopeful of waking up in Paradise. Nero - angered at Nihilus' constant failures, intends on executing Nihilus himself, but he escapes.
Nihilus reappears again, his desire for revenge being tenfold. He tracks Tacticus and Ben to the deserts of Shem Hadar and takes the two men hostage. His plan of selling them off to bounty hunters is foiled by Helena and the children, and in anger, Nihilus engages in one final battle with Tacticus. The two clash towards a cliff; Nihilus loses his footing, and hangs onto the cliff. He rejects Tacticus' hand, and falls to his death