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|Portrayed by||Demetrius Grosse|
|First appearance||The Butterfly Effect|
|Known ability||Impenetrable skin|
|Place of birth||Haiti|
|Home||a village in Haiti|
Nathan and Peter Petrelli travel to Haiti, seeking help from The Haitian. When they arrive, the Eclipse occurs, rendering their powers unusable. After walking through the rain forest, The Haitian appears and tells them that he is trying to stop his brother, Baron Samedi. Samedi used his power to make people believe he is a Vodou god, and then built an army ruled with fear. It was stated by Peter that he was involved in drug trafficking, kidnapping and slavery.
Suddenly, Baron Samedi and his militia start firing on Peter, Nathan and The Haitian. Peter and The Haitian escape, but Nathan gets caught by Samedi's militia. Nathan starts speaking in French to Samedi telling him that he is an American named Nathan Petrelli, but Samedi interrupts Nathan calling him "Senator Petrelli" and tells him that Arthur had warned him that they were coming. Nathan asks Samedi what his father told him, and he responds by hitting Nathan across the face with the butt of his gun, knocking him out. Samedi then says that Arthur told him to "be [him]self."
Samedi had Nathan chained up and locked in a prison, with two sisters who will be sold as slaves, or otherwise serve Samedi. He pays Nathan a visit in his cell, and tells him he can't stop him, as he is just a man. He then takes one of the girls into a hut with the intention of raping her, but is stopped by his brother who knocks him down. After Peter, Nathan and The Haitian have taken down all his men, Samedi comes to them and tells them he is a god, and they can't kill him. Nathan flies into him and crushes him into a car, but he stands up, unharmed due to his impenetrable skin. The Haitian comes to him, and clamps his hand on Samedi's head. Samedi tries to reason with his brother, but The Haitian renders him unconscious.
The case file also include a psychological profile:
Baron Samedi has impenetrable skin, which grants him a greater resistance to physical injury than an average human. His skin is a virtually indestructible armor, impenetrable by bullets, blades, or any other known weapon. When flown into a car by Nathan, Samedi is able to stand up unscathed. According to his assignment tracker profile, Samedi's control index is 82%. His data analysis show his biological level at 80, cerebral at 45, elemental at 15 and temporal/spatial at 25.
It should be noted that after Samedi recovered from being thrown into a car, he moved stiffly at first. (The Eclipse, Part 2)
"His followers think he's a god."
"Then I say we make him bleed."
"Others believe that names grant great strength."
"Is that why you call yourself Baron Samedi? So people will worship you like a god?"
"Is that why you took the title "Senator"?"
- The Haitian says that he is his father's only son (It Takes a Village, Part 4), though later he says that Baron Samedi is his brother (The Eclipse, Part 1). Writers Joe Pokaski and Aron Coleite explained that this issue was actually addressed in a line that was cut. "The Haitian only discovered his brother after he was recruited into the Company. Seems that Voodoo priest father liked to use his ability to sleep around". The line was cut because it was deemed 'confusing'.
- According to his assignment tracker, Samedi is 6' 2" and weights 185 pounds.
- Samedi holds the rank of captain in his militia.
- Baron Samedi (French for "Baron Saturday") is a figure in the Haitian Vodou religion. As Peter says in The Eclipse, Part 1, the original Baron Samedi is one of the aspects of Baron, the Loa of the dead. He is a sexual Loa, noted for disruption, obscenity, debauchery, and having a particular fondness for tobacco and rum.
- Several pop culture figures go by the name "Baron Samedi", including a Marvel Comics character, a James Bond villain, and a British rapper.