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General information
Alias: The Blurry Man[1]
The Demon
Species: Demon
Profession: Demon
Bringer of the Apocalypse
Physical description
Gender: Male
Eye color: White
Personal information
Allies: Order of the Blood Moon, The Shadow Warriors, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Andy Brooks, Serilda of Abaddon, Hellfire Club, Ro'kenhronteys, Tree Monster, Banastre Tarleton, Ancitif
Enemies: Ichabod Crane, Katrina Crane, Abbie Mills, Jenny Mills, Frank Irving, August Corbin, Alfred Knapp, Sisterhood of the Radiant Heart, Lachlan Fredericks
Further information
First appearance: Pilot
Portrayed by: D.J. Mifflin
Grant Springate (Boy Moloch)
Austin Filson (Teenage Moloch)

Moloch, "the God Demon of Child Sacrifice", is the main antagonist of the series of Sleepy Hollow, with the goal to bring forward the Apocalypse. As such, he was responsible for the raising of the Headless Horseman.

Moloch's appearance is blurred out, but he appears as a humanoid, with claws, horns, and demonic voice, speaking Greek. He has demonstrated invisibility, knowledge in magic spells, telekinesis, teleportation, and massive strength. He resides in the parallel dimension known as "Purgatory".



Moloch is an ancient demon, spoken of in several theological and religious books, including 17th-century poem Paradise Lost by John Milton.

In 1774, he approached the dying Abraham Van Brunt and made a deal with him: Abraham would sell his soul to Moloch and become Death, one of the Four Horsemen. In exchange, Abraham would receive Katrina once the Apocalypse began.

In the 1800's, he managed to imprison the powerful witch Katrina Crane of the Sisterhood of the Radiant Heart in Purgatory, as per his agreement with Van Brunt.

The first recorded Sleepy Hollow sighting of Moloch was by a farmer who spotted him in 1882, when he appeared near four white trees in Pocantico Grove. He would return centuries later, when he was seen by Abbie and Jenny Mills

Season OneEdit

Following Moloch's awakening of the Headless Horseman, he has also killed and resurrected police officer Andy Brooks, and instructing him to bring back Serilda of Abaddon to life. He also used Ro'kenhronteys to get to Abbie, and The Shadow Warriors to regain The Lesser Key of Solomon, in order to open the gates to Hell. He had also sent his minions to retrieve Death from his imprisonment yet had his minions stop Death from killing Ichabod.


Moloch is pure, deliberate evil. He seeks to corrupt, to destroy, to bring about the End of Days.

Moloch's minions are all but expendable pawns to him, whoever they are and does not suffer fools, being very unforgiving to failure, and any promises he makes mean nothing as he will break any if it suits him.

He will make use of any and every method possible to meet his ends, no matter how deceitful and underhanded, and cares not how many lives are suffered to achieve his goals.




The General of Four HorsemenEdit

As the one behind the creation of the Horsemen of Death and War, Moloch is considered to be the master of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. He requires a pact between himself and the person that would become of his horsemen in the process.


As Abraham lay dying, Moloch approached him and offered him Katrina in exchange for becoming the Horseman of Death, which Abraham accepted without question.


During the time he was buried alive in his coffin, Jeremy developed a great hatred and desired vengeance toward the world. Moloch came to him and offered him the chance to obtain revenge as the Horseman of War, and Jeremy accepted the pact and viewed Moloch as his true father, resenting his real parents.

However, Moloch does not return any sentiments to Jeremy, seeing him only as a soldier to follow his commands, as well as an expendable pawn. His cruelty towards Jeremy however leads to his demise when Jeremy finally sees Moloch for what he is, and stabs the demon with the Sword of Methuselah.


It is unsure when Moloch came to this man that became the Horseman of Conquest/Pestilence, but it is possible that this occurred sometime before or after the Civil War. It is possible that this horseman was acting under Moloch to spread his plague in order to enter the mortal realm to join up with Death, but was defeated by the Witnesses. He hasn't been seen since.


"First Moloch, horrid King besmear'd with blood of human sacrifice, and parents tears..." - Abbie Mills, quoting Paradise Lost

"Not Katrina..." - Moloch letting Ichabod know that Katrina didn't summon him

"Come out and face me Moloch...or are you afraid?" - Ichabod attempting to taunt Moloch

"I offer this warning: 'The Saint's name is a sign. When you know my meaning, War will take form. Then, the end of days begins." - Moloch prophesying the Apocalypse

"Your death is assured, you and the Second Witness." - Moloch prophesying Ichabod's death

"I touched her soul once. Soon, it will be mine forever, then you will give it to me." - Moloch prophesying Abbie's soul

Image GalleryEdit

Behind the ScenesEdit


Season 1
Pilot Blood Moon For the Triumph of Evil... The Lesser Key of Solomon John Doe
The Sin Eater The Midnight Ride Necromancer Sanctuary The Golem
The Vessel The Indispensable Man Bad Blood
Season 2
This Is War The Kindred Root of All Evil Go Where I Send Thee... The Weeping Lady
And the Abyss Gazes Back Deliverance Heartless Mama Magnum Opus
The Akeda Paradise Lost Pittura Infamante


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