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Johann Weyer
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The real-life Johann Weyer.
Title Johann Weyer
Gender Male
Race Human
Status Alive
Location Brennenburg Castle
Johann Weyer was the apprentice of Agrippa, and a real-life figure. He does not appear in the game, but is mentioned several times by Agrippa and Alexander.


Johann Weyer is a former pupil of Agrippa. He turned out exceptional and outgrew Agrippa in many ways, becoming more powerful than his mentor. From what is said in-game by Agrippa himself and in his letter to Weyer, it seems that they are very loyal to each other, and that Agrippa is very proud of his pupil. Since Weyer is heavily based off of the real-life character Johann Weyer, it can be assumed that he was born some time during 1515.

With the Blessing of a KingEdit

Johann Weyer, while in Calais, retrieves an orb from a church’s catacombs with the help of three French soldiers. The Shadow awaken, and kill two of the men, but Weyer manages to escape with the orb.[1] After he obtained this orb, he somehow learned to harness and control the orb's powers, and during his lifetime, he amassed an entire collection of orbs.[2] It is possible that he used the powers of his orbs to prolong his, and Agrippa's, lives.

Amnesia: The Dark DecentEdit

Some time during the 16th or 17th century, Alexander got hold of an orb.[2] Agrippa and Weyer found out about this, and the three started to work together on a Traveller's Locket in Brennenburg.[3][4] When it was finished, Weyer performed a ritual to open the portal created with the Traveller's Locket, the Orb, and Vitae, and traveled to The Other World,[5] from which Alexander hails.[6] This enraged Alexander, as he wanted to return to The Other World, from which he was banished.[5] Alexander trapped Agrippa, who was too afraid to follow Weyer to The Other World, inside the body of a dead husk, so that he could not do the same.[2]

Later, Agrippa channels Weyer who tells Alexander that he is trying to repeal his banishment from The Other World, but that he needs him to release Agrippa so that he too can help. He then provides Alexander with a recipe to a tonic which would allow Agrippa's head to be cut off and brought to The Other World without killing him. Weyer even provided Alexander with several Kaernk's, so that Alexander could get hold of one of the ingredients for the tonic, Tampter.[5] Fearing that Weyer is trying to deceive him, he does not go through with this, but keeps Agrippa as a hostage in the case that Weyer would show up again.[2]

A while later, Alexander tried to perform the ritual since he was fearing he would soon run out of prisoners. The ritual is a failure, and Agrippa's orb is split into six pieces. Having to now get hold of another orb, Alexander turns his attention to Daniel and his orb.[7]

In the end of the game, if Daniel gets the good ending by throwing Agrippa's head through Alexander's portal, the game ends with Daniel walking towards a group of hovering blue lights while Agrippa appears to be talking to Johann and assuring Daniel that he'll be safe.[8]


  • Johann Weyer was a real-life figure, just like Agrippa. Just like in the game, the real-life Weyer was a disciple of the real-life Agrippa. They studied physics, witchcraft, demonology, the occult, theology, astrology, and alchemy.


Characters (The Dark Descent)
Main characters DanielAgrippaAlexander
Monsters The ShadowKaernkGruntBrute
Supporting characters HerbertHazelJohann WeyerWilhelm
Background characters AbdullahSir William SmithProfessor TaylorDoctor TateHenry BedloeGabriel

Characters (Remember - Amnesia: The Dark Descent)
House of Gerich Klaas GottschallWilhelmAnna KochEmil
Old Friends HerbertFarajBakiCaptain AmbroiseDaniel
With the Blessing of a King Johann WeyerSokalThe Shadow
Waiting for the Rain Elise ZimmermannGustaf ZimmermannJacob
The Outrider GabrielDanielJacobTinkerServant Grunt

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