From BloodChosen. He is recognized as the most intelligent of the four and specializes in the dark arts, eschewing conventional weapons. He and Ophelia are the only ones with the magic capacity to use The Orb's alt-fire. He was voiced by Mike Shapiro.
 Early Years
Little is known of Ishmael's early life, except that he played "Jo-Jo, the Idiot Circus Boy". He mentions previous cult work beforehand, though which cult is unknown, however after losing such employment he was forced into the circus. He originally took pride in his job until its abuse and general humiliation turned him in a emotional wreck. This was before receiving a message from Tchernobog through a picture in his dressing room. Tchernobog commanded him to "kill these mortals and come to my side. There is much work to be do". Ishmael escaped the circus, killing many of its inhabitants and workers, and became one of the Chosen, the elite generals of the dark god Tchernobog and the evil cult Cabal.
 Betrayal and Death
Sometime between 1871 and 1928, Tchernobog summoned the four Chosen to the Hall of Epiphany, Tchernobog's chamber. Instead of being giving them orders, as the Chosen thought, Tchernobog told them that have failed him and that he disavows them all. The four were stunned as Tchernobog sent his lieutenants to take the Chosen one by one. Ishmael was set on fire and then eaten by Cerberus. Caleb later avenged his friend's death by slaying Cerberus, and blowing his carcass into pieces with remote-control detonators.
 Resurrection and the Ancient One Invasion
Ishmael is resurrected in another faulty attempt to kill Caleb using the Singularity Generator by Gideon and his companions. Ishmael seems to be the only one that understands what's going on. He tells Caleb that another reality is forcing it's way into ours, and that he is the only one that can stop it, since he has the power of "The One that Binds". Ishmael pops up a few more times to tell Caleb that it is his responsibility to seal the rifts, and tells him that Ophelia is being held at Gideon's Temple.
He and the other Chosen eventually reunite on the other side of the rift after the defeat of the the Ancient One.
 The Nightmare
During their journey back home, the four Chosen stop at a campfire and tell ghost stories. Ishmael tells of the time he escaped from the circus. He also likes weenies and marshmallows.