Gorath was a loyal executioner for the Dark Emperor Dakkon. But when Dakkon ordered him to execute innocent women and children, Gorath refused. In his rage, Dakkon plunged his hand into Gorath's chest and ripped out his heart. Just as he died, Dakkon replaced his heart with a solid mass of Dark Essence, which began to beat like a heart. This caused Gorath to become a soulless abomination who will follow any orders given to him by the Dark Emperor. After Kristof defeated Dakkon, everyone thought that Gorath would die, but he did not. His loyalty then transferred to Kristof, who hopes to one day find a way to release this poor creature from his torment.