|“||I see now that your greatest weakness is not the hate you have for that game, but the love you have for your fans.||„|
|~ General Dark Onward after capturing the Angry Video Game Nerd.|
General Dark Onward is the main antagonist of Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie. He was played by Stephen Mendel.
Dark Onward is a general that is after the Nerd because he believes he is searching for Area 51 and knew the location of the scientist Dr. Zandor, a former scientist for Area 51 and is also responsible for recalling the E.T. cartridges because they contained a map to Area 51. During the movie, there is a running joke in which he continues to lose his he lost his limbs due to his incompetence (the first time was because he tried to grab a grenade he fumbled and the second time occurred when a metallic door closed on his other arm).
He admits the Angry Video Game Nerd was funny after watching his videos and sought a truce with the Nerd in hopes of getting rid of E.T. This makes the Nerd lose his phobia of E.T. and rejects Onward's offer. In anger he shoots a missile to blow up Mount Fuji in rage, but this releases Death Mwauthzyx, the secondary antagonist (though much more dangerous) of the film.
The alien the Nerd frees then summons all the E.T. cartridges that contained a special metal that formed the spaceship that crashed into Roswell and rebuild his spaceship. General Dark Onward tries to destroy the spacecraft in a tank but in his arrogance, he falls into a pit that causes the tank to catch fire and kill him.
In AVGN Adventures 2: Assimilation
In the video game AVGN Adventures 2: Assimilation, Dark Onward serves as one of the six bosses in the game, serving as the boss of the Area 52 level. After the Nerd beats the area, he encounters General Dark Onward, who fights him by shooting missiles and trying to ram into him. When he takes enough damage, Dark Onward reveals that he is actually "a fucking scorpion" (an obvious reference to how, in the Famicom Star Wars game, Darth Vader randomly turned into a scorpion) and turns his bottom half into a scorpion mech, although he is still defeated.
- While not the most powerful enemy the Angry Video Game Nerd has ever faced, he is one of the most evil as he was willing to kill innocent gamers just to punish the Nerd.