As you can see, being Overlord
to such a band of minions requires a kind and gentle touch.
Once again, it's time to put on your (evil-looking
) villain-hat... as might be suggested from the name, Overlord
is a series that lets you step into the flower-stomping, minion-kicking, heavily-armored shoes of an Evil Overlord
. With such a premise, it can hardly come as a surprise that the games use or subvert half the entries in the Evil Tropes
Written by Rhianna Pratchett
, daughter of Terry Pratchett
Due to the series' playstyle, it's often seen as a Darker and Edgier
, though they don't clash
as much as you would think.
Games in the series include:
- Overlord: The Overlord goes after the heroes that defeated his predecessor, who have each since been corrupted by one of the Seven Deadly Sins.
- Overlord II: Follows the son of the first game's Overlord. The Glorious Empire is on the march in its quest to stomp out everything magical - pfft, like an Overlord is gonna let that happen.
- Overlord Dark Legend: A Wii prequel centered upon teenager Lord Gromgard (pictured above), a previous Overlord in a Fairy Tale setting.
- Overlord Minions: A spinoff for the Nintendo DS. A cult called the Kindred is trying to raise the Dragon Kin so they can rule the world. Obviously, the Overlord won't stand for any competition, so he sends a squad of Elite Minions to stop them.
A character sheet
is under construction and needs entries.
The entire Overlord series contains examples of: