Darkspawn are a super-organism from Dragon Age and a demonic force made from the corruption of many other species working together under a single dark purpose.

Darkspawn are brutal, murderous and insidious beasts that are arguably the single most dangerous threat to their setting - willing to kill and corrupt without mercy in order to lay waste to all other races.

Darkspawn appear in almost all Dragon Age novels, video-games and other setting - being a very important part of the Dragon Age mythos.

Several of Dragon Age's higher-tiered antagonists are either Darkspawn or have a connection to them, sometimes efforts to stop the corruption of the Darkspawn can create intolerance and oppression almost as bad as the demons themselves (as witnessed in Dragon Age II).