|“||Welcome to the power of darkness!||„|
|~ The Dark King's famous quote.|
The Dark King is an undead green-skinned monarch in regal robes and he is both primary antagonist and final boss of Final Fantasy Mystic Quest.
A sinister menace monitoring the world from his perch at the Doom Castle situated above the Focus Tower, the Dark King is the one who ordered the Vile Four to begin their assault on the world. He was met with resistance by Benjamin and Phoebe. He revealed to them the Prophecy was a rumor spread by him centuries ago, and attacked them in a myriad of forms: a human form, a multiple-armed form, a spider-like form, and a squid-like form. He was ultimately brought down, as his fake prophecy foretold.
- In his second form, the Dark King takes on the appearance of a six-armed man wielding six weapons, and bears a slight similarity to Gilgamesh. The Gilgamesh of mythology was also once the King of Uruk and became a dark character who quested for immortality.