Lord of Darkness (Icons Writeup)

Lord of Darkness
aka The Darkness, The Dark Lord, Big D, and Satan

Prowess 6
Coordination 5
Strength 7
Intellect 5
Awareness 5
Willpower 5

Stamina 12

*Horns 8
*Flame Blast 6
*Illusion 5
*Immortality 1
*Teleportation 6 (travels via mirrors)
*Transformation – Humanoid 4
*Dream Control 8
*Damage Resistance 5 (Limit: Damage Resistance does not function against sun-based attacks. Sun-based attacks do double damage)
*Emotion Control 5

Occult (Master +3 bonus), Weapons – Edged (+1 bonus)

“I require the solace of the shadows and the dark of the night. Sunshine is my destroyer!”
” Every wolf suffers fleas. ‘Tis easy enough to scratch!”
He’s eeeeeeeeeevil.


Little is known about the Lord of Darkness. What is known is that the world was once a place of perpetual night, ruled over by him but when Light was born, he and his minions retreated beneath the earth. At some point during Darkness’ rule, wicked men came to his lair to make sacrifices to him. The Lord of Darkness resides in the Great Tree which is filled with all types of strange beasts and nightmarish horrors including giants, demons and goblins. As the ruler of darkness, his weakness is sunlight and any object of light.

The Lord of Darkness is evil yet charismatic and charming. He shows a strangely human side in his attraction to Princess Lili. He is captivated by her purity and innocence which stand in stark contrast to his own dark soul yet he is also greatly amused by the idea of corrupting her innocence. A cruel sadist, he seems almost aroused by the prospect of watching Lili sacrifice the unicorn. Despite the fact that he is a master villain, a close examination of his actions and abilities in the film Legend shows that he is not the equal of other ‘master villains’ like Trigon, the Anti-Monitor, and Darkseid.

Although Darkness believes himself to be in love with Lili, in all likelihood, he merely lusts after her. Nevertheless, he offers her his heart and states that he wishes to spend eternity with her. Darkness’ true passionate nature is alluded to by the terrifying rages that he will fly into whenever he is defied or thwarted, though he usually conducts himself with an aura of amused indifference and cold calculation.

He presents Lili with a magnificent, if somewhat disturbing feast of fine food and wine and gives her beautiful jewelry along with a magnificent gown, showing a cultured and sophisticated side to his personality. Like most archetypal villains, his pride and arrogance lead to his downfall. He is contemptuous of most people and things, describing goodness as “disgusting”, referring to Jack as a “little boy” and holding his minions in disdain. When Lili flatters his ego, pretending to be charmed by him and offering to kill the unicorn, he readily believes her.

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