|“||Eons ago when the galaxy was young and worlds were just coming into being, a vile cosmic force desired to destroy all of reality. It implanted offsprings, the Dark Ones within the core of countless worlds. Knowing that one day, far into the future, they would be free to spread their evil like a plague.||„|
|~ Antauri about the origin of the Dark Ones.|
The Dark Ones are a group of monstrous cosmic entities from the Netherworld and a group of major antagonists in Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go!. They are the masters of the Skeleton King.
According to Antauri, long ago in the distant past when the universe was young, a vile, nameless cosmic force of pure dark energy that came into being and sought to bring chaos to all of reality, split into and "implanted" demonic entities into the core of each world within the cosmos, the Dark Ones.
Many centuries later, with the aid of their greatest acolyte, The Skeleton King, they once again seek to walk on the universe, intending to undo all life forms. But there is one problem standing in their way: Hyperforce.
Known Dark Ones
While many were confined in the Netherworld, some of the Dark Ones are dormant in their planets' cores. They have so much evil that any organic life is painfully weakened in the Netherworld. Three of them had been revealed so far:
Dark One Worm/Skeleton King Worm
It was a member of the The Dark Ones that was sealed within the core of Shuggazoom, waiting to be awakened to begin its mission to destroy the universe. Skeleton King, a devoted disciple to The Dark Ones, created the Pit of Doom outside Shuggazoom City as a conduit to connect the Citadel of Bone and the corrupted Power Primate to awaken the Worm from its slumber before merging with it. It was later destroyed by the Hyperforce before it could destroy Earth.
Dark One Beast/Demon Beast
This is a member of The Dark Ones that was sealed along with some of the other Dark Ones in the Netherworld until the Alchemist built a trans-dimensional portal connecting the Netherworld to Shuggazoom, and Mandarin damaged the Containment Grid keeping it and its fellow Dark Ones in, resulting its release. Forced to ditch his alien date to lure the Beast away from the city, Captain Shuggazoom put it to sleep with the Alchemist's sleep cannon, but was caught in the blast and went to sleep with the Beast as they both fell into a deep gorge below them. 60 years later, Captain Shuggazoom was found and awakened by the Hyperforce when they set the sleep cannon into reverse polarity, but forgot to shut it down due to its one-mile radius, waking the Demon Beast in the process. It then flew back to Shuggazoom City to open a portal to the Netherworld in the sky, but was defeated when Captain Shuggazoom put it back to sleep so that the Hyperforce could blast it into the portal and seal it back up.
Dark One Corruptor/Corruption Zombie
This member of The Dark Ones was that sealed along with some of the other Dark Ones in the Netherworld until the Alchemist constructed a trans-dimensional portal connecting the Netherworld to Shuggazoom only a window to monitor their activity, and Mandarin damaged the Containment Grid keeping it and its fellow Dark Ones in, resulting its hand in grabbing the Alchemist and corrupting his soul at direct contact, thus transforming him into the Skeleton King.