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The Lord of Darkness

The Lord of Darkness, Big D
Legend (1985)
Satanic Lord of the Underworld
Vast demonic powers. dark magic, great strength, manipulation, illusions
Tormenting his victims, decieving people, harnessing the power of darkness, ruling the underworld.
To kill the Unicorn, destroy the Sun and erase the power of light, to usher in an age of eternal darkness, to make Princess Lili his queen.
Type of Villain
Satan / Dark Lord
There shall never be another dawn!
~ The Lord of Darkness
I require the solace of the shadows and the dark of the night. Sunshine is my destroyer!
~ The Lord of Darkness
Hear me, ye powers of the night! We offer this sacrifice in honour of you! Sanctify with blood and with fire! I pray you, father. Accept my sacrifice. Let light be forever extinguished. Let the age of darkness begin!
~ The Lord of Darkness during the Dark Ceremony as he prepares to kill the unicorn.
Every wolf suffers fleas. 'Tis easy enough to scratch!
~ The Lord Of Darkness

The Lord of Darkness is the master of the underworld and the main antagonist of the 1985 movie classic, Legend.

He was portrayed by Tim Curry.


Little is known about the Lord of Darkness is that he is the most powerful and malicious entity that overs all over the fiery underworld filled with all types of strange beasts and nightmarish creatures including giants, demons and goblins. And he represents the power of darkness, hence his name. His weakness is sunlight and any object of light.


He orders his most evil goblin, to capture 2 unicorns, the source of light in the mortal world. Also he grows a love for Princess Lily, a mortal woman whose beauty has captivated him while she is trapped in the hoary netherworld. He prays to his father and asks what to do with her. A strange voice tells him to turn her to his side by saying "set her free".

As he lures her in his chamber within his domain, he charms her with an enchanted black dress, and as she dances, she puts on the dress, and changes into her dark side. At the same time, the Lord Of Darkness comes through a mirror to meet her, in his true form. During this, Lilli's beloved, Jack, Jack's friend Gump and their companions enter the Underworld, undetected, and overhear the brief "talk" between Lilli and Darkness as Darkness reveals that Sunshine is what can destroy him.

She tells him that she will be his, if she gets to kill the last unicorn herself.

During this "Dark Ceremony" that will signal an apocalyptic ice age with the sacrificed blood of the unicorn, She breaks the chain holding the unicorn and they manage to escape. Angrily he knocks her unconcious and Jack reveals himself and attacks Darkness before he attempts to kill her. The two warriors engage in a final battle as they sword duel each other.

As Darkness starts to overwhelm Jack, Jack ducks Darkness' fire and grabs the horn of a murdered unicorn and stabs Darkness with it in the stomach. As the sun rises, Jack's companions use the mirrors to reflect the sunshine, making the sunshine hit the Lord of Darkness, Jack then sends him hurling out into space.

At the very end, he does nothing but laugh while within the shadows.


The Lord of the Darkness was huge and his skin was all red as blood. He has 2 black horns, and hooves and wears a black cape and black pants.

Powers and Abilities

The Lord of Darkness possess all vast demonic abilities and black magic. He can manipulate fire, step through mirriors and create illusions. He also says he can influence people through dreams which makes it his "speciality".


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