Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Characters / DarkSoulsMainCharactersAndLords

Go To



* VillainousLegacy: While Seath himself remains dead, [[spoiler:his archives end up critical in King Ocerios' downfall to madness and the fall of the kingdom of Lothric in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'']].

to:

* VillainousLegacy: While Seath himself remains dead, [[spoiler:his [[spoiler: his spirit lives on and causes a whole host of problems all across ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', and his archives end up critical in King Ocerios' downfall to madness and the fall of the kingdom of Lothric in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'']].


* EverybodyLovesZeus: While many characters like to spin Gwyn as a righteous god-king and architect for a world of light and beauty, various other characters (many of which [[UnreliableNarrator who may or may not be trustworthy]]) claim that this is a case of WrittenByTheWinners. [=DarkStalker=] Kaath accuses him of being a liar and a schemer, the war he and the other gods declared on the Everlasting Dragons being an unprovoked declaration of supremacy. [[spoiler:He allowed the pygmies into his armies, but because of their association with the dark, he did everything he could to keep the undying primordial humans out of the way, giving them the Ringed City to be their prison and branding them with a circle of fire, which turned what was supposed to be TheSacredDarkness into the Abyss, the Undead curse and everything else that turned his kingdom into a CrapsackWorld it the first place.]]

to:

* EverybodyLovesZeus: While many characters like to spin Gwyn as a righteous god-king and architect for a world of light and beauty, various other characters (many of which [[UnreliableNarrator who may or may not be trustworthy]]) claim that this is a case of WrittenByTheWinners. [=DarkStalker=] Kaath [=Darkstalker=] Kaathe accuses him of being a liar and a schemer, the war he and the other gods declared on the Everlasting Dragons being an unprovoked declaration of supremacy. [[spoiler:He allowed the pygmies into his armies, but because of their association with the dark, he did everything he could to keep the undying primordial humans out of the way, giving them the Ringed City to be their prison and branding them with a circle of fire, which turned what was supposed to be TheSacredDarkness into the Abyss, the Undead curse and everything else that turned his kingdom into a CrapsackWorld it the first place.]]

Added DiffLines:

* DraconicAbomination: Unlike the other [[DragonsAreDivine Archdragons]] who had stone scales and four wings Seath the Scaleless has no eyes, pale slimy-looking skin, tentacles instead of legs, eight flexible dragonfly-like wings, and rather than breathing fire he fires beams of energy that create cursed crystals. Obsessed with immortality, Seath obtained a piece of Gwyn's Lord Soul and a mystical crystal that made him into a unique undead. [[spoiler:Even after death, his soul persisted to the time of ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', with Sweet Shalquoir indicating that he was reincarnated as the arachnid Animalistic Abomination Freja (which his soul is obtained from) and Manscorpion Tark commenting that his master cannot truly be killed and will simply be reborn so he can "seethe" for all eternity. By the time of ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' a secret cult worshipping Seath had formed in Lothric's Grand Archives, with King Oceiros going so far as to mutate into a DraconicHumanoid strongly resembling the Old Paledrake himself.]]


* RogueProtagonist: In a fashion; [[spoiler:the FinalBoss of ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' is heavily implied to be the corporeal manifestation of everyone that ever Linked the Fire, and it would appear that the Chosen Undead is among the souls manifested by it. The big hint you get about this is that the Soul can perform the backflip-dodge that only a wearer of the Dark Wood Grain Ring can, which was an item only available in [=DS1=].]]

to:

* RogueProtagonist: In a fashion; [[spoiler:the FinalBoss of ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' is heavily implied to be is the corporeal manifestation of everyone that ever Linked the Fire, and it would appear assuming that the player linked the First Flame at the game's conclusion, then that includes the Chosen Undead is among the souls manifested by it. The big hint you get about this is that the Soul can perform the backflip-dodge that only a wearer of the Dark Wood Grain Ring can, which was an item only available in [=DS1=].Undead.]]


!The Chosen Undead






[[folder:The Primordial Serpents]]

to:

[[folder:The !The Primordial Serpents]]
Serpents

[[folder:In General]]




to:

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kingseeker Frampt]]




to:

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Darkstalker Kaathe]]






[[folder:Bearers of the Lord Souls]]

to:

[[folder:Bearers !Bearers of the Lord Souls]]
Souls



[[folder:Gwyn, Lord of Sunlight]]




to:

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gravelord Nito]]




to:

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Witch of Izalith]]




to:

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Furtive Pygmy]]




to:

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Seath the Scaleless]]



* VillainousLegacy: While Seath himself remains dead, [[spoiler:his archives end up critical in King Ocerios' downfall to madness and the fall of the kingdom of Lothric in ''{{VideoGame/Dark Souls III}}'']].

to:

* VillainousLegacy: While Seath himself remains dead, [[spoiler:his archives end up critical in King Ocerios' downfall to madness and the fall of the kingdom of Lothric in ''{{VideoGame/Dark Souls III}}'']].
''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'']].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Four Kings]]



* YouHaveFailedMe: This is evidently how [[spoiler: Kaathe]] sees them.

to:

* YouHaveFailedMe: This is evidently how [[spoiler: Kaathe]] [[spoiler:Kaathe]] sees them.



to:

* UndeadAbomination: A god of death, he seemingly spawned from nowhere, having come into existence as the first undead shorty after the disparity between life and death came into existence.

Added DiffLines:

* EverybodyLovesZeus: While many characters like to spin Gwyn as a righteous god-king and architect for a world of light and beauty, various other characters (many of which [[UnreliableNarrator who may or may not be trustworthy]]) claim that this is a case of WrittenByTheWinners. [=DarkStalker=] Kaath accuses him of being a liar and a schemer, the war he and the other gods declared on the Everlasting Dragons being an unprovoked declaration of supremacy. [[spoiler:He allowed the pygmies into his armies, but because of their association with the dark, he did everything he could to keep the undying primordial humans out of the way, giving them the Ringed City to be their prison and branding them with a circle of fire, which turned what was supposed to be TheSacredDarkness into the Abyss, the Undead curse and everything else that turned his kingdom into a CrapsackWorld it the first place.]]


* {{Expy}}: Of the [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Nazgul]]; they're former rulers of men who fell prey to [[TheCorruption a form of temptation]] and became [[EvilMakesYouUgly deformed]], [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghastly]] shadows of their former selves. They also wield magic[=/=]cursed swords, and, if given the chance, they will also attack you [[WolfPackBoss together]].

to:

* {{Expy}}: Of the [[Literature/LordOfTheRings [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Nazgul]]; they're former rulers of men who fell prey to [[TheCorruption a form of temptation]] and became [[EvilMakesYouUgly deformed]], [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghastly]] shadows of their former selves. They also wield magic[=/=]cursed swords, and, if given the chance, they will also attack you [[WolfPackBoss together]].


* TheHeavy: He's the most active, prevalent, and dangerous of the Lord Soul bearers, as his experiments are loose all across Lordran. The sidequests of [[spoiler: Rhea and Logan]] end in some way because of him, and he is the only boss who is [[spoiler: fought twice]].

to:

* TheHeavy: He's the most active, prevalent, and dangerous of the Lord Soul bearers, as his experiments are loose all across Lordran. The sidequests of [[spoiler: Rhea and Logan]] end in some way because of him, and he is the only boss who is [[spoiler: fought twice]]. Nor does dying stop him from causing problems; his spirit shows up in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' [[spoiler:in the form of [[GiantSpider the Duke's Dear Freja]]]], and Manscorpion Tark and Scorpioness Najka are the results of his experiments, and in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' Oceiros is turned into a blind part-dragon monster by digging into Seath's work.

Added DiffLines:

** The Flip side of this is that he's surprisingly compassionate with undead, if his creation of the Milfanito is any indication.


* HeroicSacrifice: After the Witch of Izalith [[spoiler:failed in her attempt to re-create the First Flame]], he gifted shards of his Lord Soul to the four kings of New Londo and Seath the Scaleless, and immediately set out for [[spoiler:the Kiln of the First Flame]]. He knew he wouldn't be returning from it, although it's unknown if he was aware of exactly what would happen when he would [[spoiler:relink the fire]]. Even Kaathe admits that what Gwyn did was a sacrifice, [[spoiler:to burn in the Kiln for eternity, slowly going insane from the pain...]] Unfortunately, everything just gets even ''worse'' with him gone: [[spoiler:those he entrusted his Lord Soul to go mad and his children are all too selfish to even bother trying to keep the country together]].

to:

* HeroicSacrifice: After the Witch of Izalith [[spoiler:failed in her attempt to re-create the First Flame]], he gifted shards of his Lord Soul to the four kings of New Londo and Seath the Scaleless, and immediately set out for [[spoiler:the Kiln of the First Flame]]. He knew he wouldn't be returning from it, although it's unknown if he was aware of exactly what would happen when he would [[spoiler:relink the fire]]. Even Kaathe admits that what Gwyn did was a sacrifice, [[spoiler:to burn in the Kiln for eternity, slowly going insane from the pain...]] Unfortunately, everything just gets even ''worse'' with him gone: [[spoiler:those he entrusted his Lord Soul to go mad and all of his children besides Gwyndolin are all too selfish to even bother trying to keep the country together]].


* GameplayAndStorySegregation: According to the ''Dark Souls'' lore, there are only four kings of New Londo and they can all spawn during the fight against them if you drag it out for too long. If all four are killed and there is still life left in the overall boss health bar, more kings can spawn. Possibly intentional from a programming standpoint, but almost impossible inside the lore. The ''only'' way it can be HandWaved in-universe is the [[TimeyWimeyBall convoluted to hell flow of time]] allowing the slain kings to fade back into existence. That, or the Kings are such EldritchAbominations that they can pull a DoppelgangerAttack.

to:

* GameplayAndStorySegregation: According to the ''Dark Souls'' lore, there are only four kings of New Londo and they can all spawn during the fight against them if you drag it out for too long. If all four are killed and there is still life left in the overall boss health bar, more kings can spawn. Possibly intentional from a programming standpoint, but almost impossible inside the lore. The ''only'' way it can be HandWaved in-universe is the [[TimeyWimeyBall convoluted to hell flow of time]] allowing the slain kings to fade back into existence. That, or the Kings are such EldritchAbominations {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that they can pull a DoppelgangerAttack.


Added DiffLines:

* RushBoss: Welcome to the official ''Dark Souls'' DPS test. Do you have enough DPS to down a King before the next one spawns (or at worst, quickly after it does)? Congratulations, this shouldn't be too difficult. Do you ''not'' have sufficient DPS, forcing you to [[WolfPackBoss deal with two or even three or more Kings at a time]]? ThisIsGonnaSuck.


* GreaterScopeVillain: This could well be the case, [[spoiler:for [[Characters/DarkSoulsArtoriasOfTheAbyss Chester]] reveals that Oolacile was tricked into awakening Manus by "that toothy serpent", and there's only one serpent in this game who is in any way associated with the Abyss]]. Even then, he's still the leader of the Darkwraiths, a covenant dedicated to [[spoiler:preserving its members' humanity through the art of Lifedrain, which corrupted the Four Kings and the knights under their command, though that likely wasn't Kaathe's intent]].

to:

* GreaterScopeVillain: GreaterScopeVillain:
**
This could well be the case, [[spoiler:for [[Characters/DarkSoulsArtoriasOfTheAbyss Chester]] reveals that Oolacile was tricked into awakening Manus by "that toothy serpent", and there's only one serpent in this game who is in any way associated with the Abyss]]. Even then, he's still the leader of the Darkwraiths, a covenant dedicated to [[spoiler:preserving its members' humanity through the art of Lifedrain, which corrupted the Four Kings and the knights under their command, though that likely wasn't Kaathe's intent]].intent]].
** [[spoiler:Even long after his apparent demise he casts a shadow in ''III''. The Sable Church and the sinister kingdom of Hollows, Londor, was founded by three sisters who were loyal to him.]]


* GodIsFlawed: While Gywn did many heroic things, and was by all accounts a good Lord, he was [[UnderStatement a rather bad father]], and was quite paranoid about ''all'' things related to the dark.

to:

* GodIsFlawed: While Gywn did many heroic things, and was by all accounts a good Lord, he was [[UnderStatement a rather bad father]], father, and was quite paranoid about ''all'' things related to the dark.


* MagicKnight: Uses a wide array of Gravelord-related magic spells during his boss fight, on top of his trusty sword and grab attacks.
* MightyGlacier: Slow, limping, and telegraphs his attacks a lot, but he's got the standard late-game boss health pool, and his attacks are devastating to low-stamina players.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: It doesn't get more intimidating than having the moniker ''Gravelord''.
** FluffyTheTerrible: ...Although this is blunted somewhat by the fact that his name is pronounced just like "neat-o", or "{{NEET}}-o" for the Website/{{Pixiv}} community.
* TheOmniscient: Of a sort; the flavour texts repeatedly state that he's able to oversee from his tomb all matters of death, as well as members of his covenant.



* MagicKnight: Uses a wide array of Gravelord-related magic spells during his boss fight, on top of his trusty sword and grab attacks.
* MightyGlacier: Slow, limping, and telegraphs his attacks a lot, but he's got the standard late-game boss health pool, and his attacks are devastating to low-stamina players.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: It doesn't get more intimidating than having the moniker ''Gravelord''.
** FluffyTheTerrible: ...Although this is blunted somewhat by the fact that his name is pronounced just like "neat-o", or "{{NEET}}-o" for the Website/{{Pixiv}} community.
* TheOmniscient: Of a sort; the flavour texts repeatedly state that he's able to oversee from his tomb all matters of death, as well as members of his covenant.


to:

* MagicKnight: Uses a wide array of Gravelord-related magic spells during his boss fight, on top of his trusty sword and grab attacks.
* MightyGlacier: Slow, limping, and telegraphs his attacks a lot, but he's got the standard late-game boss health pool, and his attacks are devastating to low-stamina players.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: It doesn't get more intimidating than having the moniker ''Gravelord''.
** FluffyTheTerrible: ...Although this is blunted somewhat by the fact that his name is pronounced just like "neat-o", or "{{NEET}}-o" for the Website/{{Pixiv}} community.
* TheOmniscient: Of a sort; the flavour texts repeatedly state that he's able to oversee from his tomb all matters of death, as well as members of his covenant.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 220

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report