|Voiced by:||Patrick Seitz (English)|
Takashi Kondō (Japanese)
Samson is shown to be a brash and rowdy parasitic symbiote. Despite those qualities, he is shown to be quite protective and supportive of Filia, as he mentioned that nobody should lay a hand on her after attacking Riccardo in story mode when he tried to hit on her. It is implied that Samson could know some things that Filia doesn't as he seemed hesitant on the subject of Painwheel knowing Filia after their fight. When Parasoul is defeated against Filia when fighting her, she mutters "You're being...used." before falling out, hinting that Samson's intentions toward Filia might be considerably less than honorable and that he's only using Filia to get what he wants. This is further touched upon during Filia's meeting with Squigly and Leviathan as Leviathan states "I won't idly watch you bring doom to another host!", revealing that Samson has manipulated and even has gotten his previous hosts killed in order to gain what he wants. These claims however, are proven to be untrue ever since he bonded with Filia, as it was not for his benefit but to save Filia who had just got shot and was nearly dead.
Although he could be morally dubious at times, Samson once had a previous host that he cherished named Delilah. He seemed regretful that he could not prevent her death at Eliza's hands. He deeply loathes Eliza for her evil ways and being the reason why people could not trust Theons. He also may have a strong hate towards Vitale and Otomo for killing Marcus and Amelia, as well as nearly killing Filia.
This Samson walks a darker path than the one we know. Having chosen to serve himself and leave the rest of the world to its fate, he turned to the vilest method to overcome his reliance on hosts. Who knows if he is a trick by Double to mock the Parasite, or a relic from a lost timeline recovered by Aeon.
In this monstrous incarnation, Samson has no physical or emotional restraints and is free to deliver face punches... with his face. Or he can harden his fist into a five-horned ram to bludgeon his opponent. Aside from larger versions of Filia’s attacks, he can incorporate the forms of nature’s most fearsome creations including T-rexes, sharks, bears, mammoths, scorpions, and wombats to unleash a barrage of bestial fury. There will be hair, teeth, spikes, and screaming everywhere.
- Juggernaut (Marvel Versus series)
- Potemkin (Guilty Gear series)
- Kusaregedo (Samurai Shodown series)
- Troll (Dark Awake: The King Has No Name)
- Fernandeath (Waku Waku 7)
- Venom (Marvel vs. Capcom)
- Shuma-Gorath (Marvel Versus series)
- Riptor (Killer Instinct series)
- Eddie (Guilty Gear series)
- Colossus (Marvel Versus series)
- Climax attacks (Bayonetta series)
- Dracula’s second form (Castlevania: Rondo of Blood)
- Zappa (Guilty Gear series)
- Sonson (Marvel vs. Capcom 2)
- Sabrewulf (Killer Instinct)
- Blanka (Street Fighter series)
- Primal Rage
- Bloody Roar
- King of the Monsters
- Aggar (Altered Beast)
- Samson was the 32nd and final possible DLC character to be revealed in the Indiegogo campaign, at $600,000.
- Samson's previous host was named Delilah. Based on Samson and Leviathan's comments she is most likely dead. This is further proven by the fact that a parasite can only separate from a host if the host dies.
- According to a conversation with Eliza in her story mode, it is confirmed she was killed in some way relating to the hostility and mistrust people had for parasites and that he blames Eliza for it, though the exact circumstances are unknown.
- The alternate version of Samson is based on an early concept for Filia that had Samson in total control of their shared body; after devouring Filia's parents, the parasite consumed Filia's own brain and innards, reducing her to a mere meat puppet for him to hide behind and control. This plan was eventually dropped by the Skullgirls staff in favor of the current incarnation of Filia (having a reasonably-mutual symbiosis with Samson), before being revived as the DLC version of Samson.
- Samson's name and powers are a reference to both the biblical figure of the same name and the character, Gregor Samsa, from Franz Kafka's novel The Metamorphosis.
- Samson has many connections/informants in the city who he calls upon to give housing for him and Filia, one of which is Yu-Wan.
- In an unused alternate ending, it is suggested that Samson possessed Filia at her request.
- Skullgirls Art Director Alex Ahad drew a human version of Samson by fan request. This version of Samson appears to be very surly, with a prominent scowl, enlarged muscles and pompadour with sideburns. He also has pieces of Roman-style columns (like those found in the realm occupied by the Trinity) linked to his wrists by handcuffs, referencing the legend he is likely named after. This design however is regarded as non-canon unless future events indicate otherwise.
- In a piece of concept art featuring Delilah, Samson appears with longer tendrils that are hooked on each end.
- In one of Samson's Pre-Round Introduction Quotes, it is shown that he knows Vitale, and possibly holds a grudge to him as well. This is possibly a reference to Filia's Origin Story where Vitale and Ottomo shot Filia, her family, and Samson's previous host Dog. Samson was then forced to make Filia his new host in order to save her. This indicates that he holds a grudge on Vitale for stealing his new family from him.