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Tropes that most people and creatures affiliated with the Shadowscythe have in common:

  • Anti-Villain: In spite of being "evil", they are fighting along the same side as "good" in order to defeat Chaos.
  • Avenging the Villain: Pretty much their main purpose since Sepulchure's defeat.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Most members treat evil not as a means to an end, but almost religiously as an end itself. "Good" is viewed as "weak".
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  • Evil Is Petty
  • Evil Versus Oblivion: Their opposition to Chaos counts as this.
  • Kick the Dog: Literally. They prove how evil they are by killing puppies and raising them as undead.
  • The Necrocracy: Almost their entire army and staff is comprised of undead.
  • Noble Demon: Aside from enslaving the dead, they haven't done anything truly evil since Sepulchure's defeat and have in fact even done many heroic deeds, if a little roughly.
  • Obviously Evil
  • Ominous Floating Castle: Their headquarters is a castle on the back of a giant Dracolich. It doesn't really float anymore though since Drakath damaged it.
    • Until the Chaos Finale, anyway, when Gravelyn and all her forces work together (with the assistance of a Not Quite Dead Hero) to raise the fortress for battle against Drakath.
    • It gets raised again in the Infernal Invasion Saga, with the help of the Hero, to fight against the infernal invaders sent by the Queen of Monsters.

Leader of The Shadowscythe


Empress Gravelyn

Daughter of Sepulchure who runs the Shadowscythe Empire after her father's death. It is revealed in Doomwood Part 2 that she is the Champion of Light.

Associated tropes:

  • Affably Evil: While she is Evil, she is also the easiest to get along with, least compared with Sepulchure, Dage, and Nulgath.
  • Anti-Hero: She prides herself on being aligned with Evil, but is scarcely ever shown doing anything villainous, and her heroics far outweigh her evil deeds. In some respects, she's evil in name only, and is otherwise a hero.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Drakath, for killing her father.
    • In the "Cathedral of Time" 2017 New Year event, history got rewritten so it was Alteon who killed Sepulchure, leading Gravelyn to have him as her nemesis instead.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: When it comes to fighting Chaos, Gravelyn's watchword is "Good defends, Evil attacks." When your forces are numerically superior and your enemy is weak, attacking with overwhelming force is a good way to utterly wreck your enemy. But when, like Drakath, your enemy is powerful and vastly outmatches you in numbers and strength, trying to use the same tactics will only get you wrecked yourself, as both Gravelyn and her Shadowscythe forces learn.
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  • Authority Equals Asskicking: She once was a princess, but ends up becoming empress after her father's death. Either way she's very powerful, especially in AQW Zombies after unleashing her Champion of Light powers.
  • Bad with the Bone: Gravelyn's weapon of choice is the Doom Weapon that once belonged to her father. In the Doomwood finale, she finishes off Vordred with the weapon that she had created from Noxus' skull. And in the finale of the second Doomwood saga, she's purified the blade and made it a weapon of Destiny!
  • Bastard Bastard: While never outright said, she is heavily implied to be the illegitimate child of King Alteon's wife.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She shows up to the fight against Vordred at the final moment, to stab him in the back and finish him off, using a staff made from Noxus' head.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Contrasts her father in this regard. Sepulchure never calls himself evil, preferring to associate himself with Darkness, but Gravelyn explicitly refers to herself as an evil empress and rebrands Shadowscythe as a force of evil rather than Darkness.
  • Chain Mail Bikini:
    • Her Slave Bikini she is dressed in during the Doomwood Saga.
    • She also dresses in one at the end of the Alliance questchain in Shadowfall, where she dares Drakath to come to her.
  • The Champion: She is The Champion of Light
  • Color Motif: Red, all over.
  • The Comically Serious: When asking the Hero's allegiance, if the Hero says "Chaos", she will declare the Hero a trailer and have them executed, before a message pops up saying Gravelyn does not approve of jokes, and the player is given a second chance to answer correctly.
  • Creepy Child: Had shades of this when she was younger, believing she was an undead, being fascinated by dark things, and awaiting the day where she would have powers to match her father.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Though nominally on the side of Evil, Gravelyn is nowhere near as antagonistic as her father was.
    • Light Is Not Good: Then its revealed in Doomwood Part II that she is The Champion of Light — and she's still as evil as she ever was.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: She was this throughout her childhood, looking up to her father as the greatest villain, awaiting the day when she would be as great as him, and always making her father proud.
  • Depower: She gives up her power as Champion of Light in order to ensure The Hero has enough power to fight Drakath on the other side of the Chaos Portal.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: In AQW Zombies, she takes out Dark Sepulchure, the guy capable of one-shotting Chaos Vordred.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • To Artix, who is the polar opposite of her being the Champion of Darkness and a hero.
    • She's also one to Robina, as both are princesses of the Good and Evil factions, with their fathers being the former leaders, before they each met their demise and the daughters were forced to take charge.
  • Evil Redhead: Even though she's Affably Evil.
  • Expy: Of Jessica Rabbit, sans the large breasts.
  • Freaky Is Cool: When she was a child, she would decorate her room with skulls and got excited by the prospect of undeadifying others.
  • Friendly Enemy: If you're a Good Hero, she'll have more or less this with you. During the Zombie Apocalypse caused by Drakath messing with the time stream, she'll even call you her closest friend and best ally. During a side-quest (which is different depending on Good and Evil), if you're Good, she does express a form of lament at you being Good (due to the fact that when the Alliance ends, you'll be enemies once more.)
  • Fountain of Youth: During the "Paradox Portal" event, her NPC in Shadowfall was reverted to an infant.
  • Gold and White Are Divine: When she has white energy, white wings and wields the Destiny Blade which is gold except she is evil.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: During the Shadowfall War, Noxus and Vordred put her into such an attire. See Whole Costume Reference below.
  • High Collar of Doom: In her early appearances, she wore a cape with a very large collar that went over her head.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: In her early appearance. Despite being "evil", she's still innocent compared to other villains and has no ill-will to others.
  • Lady of War: The Empress is not someone to mess with, especially with the command of an entire legion of undead. The main reason that Noxus was able to take her prisoner was because he had a hand in the creation of that legion (as well as having super-badass Vordred with him, whose armor is immune to light-based magic), and once her personal creation, Chuckles, knocks Noxus off his throne and frees her, she wastes no time in taking back control of the legion so that Noxus can be defeated.
    • And that's small compared to the Doomwood Part 2 Finale when she activates the power of the Champion of Light and goes head to head with Drakath himself over the skies of Battleon.
  • Little Miss Badass: She's a young adult at the very oldest, but is a formidable opponent and one of the most powerful beings in Lore.
  • The Lady Behind The Monsters: Despite being the commander of a legion of the undead, Gravelyn is still one-hundred-percent human.
  • Morality Pet: It's explicitly stated that Sepulchure's love for his daughter is the only shred of humanity left in him.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her slave outfit after she gets captured by Noxus, and the her new outfit based on this.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In her zealous quest to get revenge on Drakath, she distracts the Hero at a crucial moment, forcing Gravelyn to make a Sadistic Choice between saving the world in one strike or saving the Hero.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Gravelyn does not waste time with gloating and speeches, and will Attack! Attack! Attack!.
  • Oblivious Adoption: Implied. In missing pages of Sepulchure's whole life's book, there are incomplete extracts which mention "Lynaria", "Gravelyn" and "adopted" in the same passage. If this is the case, it would explain why Gravelyn could be the Champion of Light when she's the daughter of the ultimate evil being on Lore.
  • Only Friend: She views the Hero as her greatest ally and closest friend, and the only one she had other than Chuckles.
  • Pet the Dog: As revealed in the Song of Ice Frostval event, she decides that for one day of the year, she decides to not be evil and celebrate Frostval. And it is adorable.
  • Please Put Some Clothes On: A minor example. When Noxus holds Gravelyn hostage, he makes her wear Chain Mail Bikini. Once the Hero takes down Noxus, s/he seems surprised and asks if she wants help finding her armor, though Gravelyn doesn't seem to care and insists there are more pressing issues.
  • Power Gives You Wings: In Gravelyn's case, shining white angelic ones.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: She has a black cape and red armor
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: It's rare for Gravelyn to get truly pissed, but when she does (such as during the start of the Lionfang War), her eyes will start glowing red.
  • The Reveal: Gravelyn has never been able to cast a single Darkness spell, because she is the Champion of Light.
  • Screw Destiny: Much like Artix, Gravelyn comes to realize her origin and upbringing does not define who she is, and it is what she chooses to do herself. Even as the Champion of Light, she continues to align with Evil and lead the Shadowscythe.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Compared to her appearance in DragonFable when she was an infant.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: When Noxus states his status as an immortal lich, she punches him in the face and says "Hush up."
  • Spikes of Villainy
  • The Stoic: Gravelyn is usually quite serious and doesn't tolerate witty humor.
  • The Tease: There are shades of this of her and the Hero (even if the Hero is a girl), during the Infernal Invasion Saga, where Gravelyn tells the Hero s/he is sweet and even called him/her "Sweetie".
  • Took a Level in Badass: Say hello to the Champion of Light!
  • Unstoppable Rage: When her father sacrifices himself to save her from Drakath, Gravelyn goes berserk, unleashing the full power of the Champion of Light and going one-on-one against Drakath himself!
  • Villain Protagonist: She is one of the most focused characters in the game and usually has a protagonistic role, but it's made very clear she is aligned with evil.
  • Whole Costume Reference: When she is taken prisoner by Noxus and Vordred during the Shadowfall War, Gravelyn gets put into a Slave Bikini which looks quite similar to the one that Leia wore in Return of the Jedi.


Associated tropes:

  • Badass Boast: Gets one immediately before Drakath kills him.
  • Bad with the Bone: His Necrotic Blade of Doom.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He'd be a Villain Sue, except the spot of Big Bad is already occupied by Drakath, who is a lot more powerful than even he is, and manages to dispose of him pretty quickly. In the original timeline of Adventure Quest Worlds, he actually was the Big Bad, but when Galanoth meddled with the timelines of 3 alternate universes to create a version of The Hero for their world, he also ended up empowering Drakath with the attributes of his own alternate counterparts.
    • He acts as the Big Bad during the Alpha and Beta stages of the game but cannot be fought. even in the finished game he has no boss battle unless you count the Chaorrupted Armor and Doom Blade possessing Sepulchure's Body.
  • Black Knight: The black version of his action figure has black armor and in Gravelyn's Dream he dressed in black armor and in AdventureQuest Worlds Zombies The Necrotic Blade of Doom takes over his dead body and the armor change from red to black
  • Back from the Dead: Sepulchure was killed by Drakath in the very first Saga. Despite numerous references made to him, his soul exerting minor influence from beyond the grave, and having fake copies of him show up occasionally, he never makes true return. The end of the Throne of Darkness Saga shows, he's coming back for real. Then in the Infernal Invasion Saga, it's revealed that a Mysterious Stranger is going to bring back Sepulchure's soul from the clutches of the Queen of Darkness.
  • Blunt "Yes": In AQW Zombies, Death shows up to escort King Alteon and meets Sepulchure the following exchange occurs.
    Death: I will be taking King Alteon now. Until the next time we meet Doomknight... and know this, there WILL be a day I come for you.
    Sepulchure: I THINK NOT
    Death: Hah! That was a first. What are you going to do? Kill DEATH?
    Sepulchure: YES
    (Attacks and kills Death)
  • Chronic Villainy: Sepulchure goes to great lengths to convince himself that his daughter is just one of his undead and not the Champion of Light, who he needs to kill. But when he is finally faced with the truth, he gives in and tries to kill her anyways. Averted, in that he can't bring himself to go through with the final blow, and actually ends up saving her life in a Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivers an awesome one of these against Chaos Vordred upon being resurrected, first shearing off both of his arms with the Necrotic Blade of Doom and then unleashing a mega-attack on him that he'd previously used against King Alteon during their duel — but unlike His Majesty, Chaos Vordred didn't have anything to block it with.
    • Except that is not Sepulchure as Gravelyn stated but rather a clone of him.
  • Darth Vader Clone: Wears armor and a helm that covers his face, wields a sword, has a Badass Cape, is a Fallen Hero who was once the greatest knight, serves as an Arch Nemesis Dad to Gravelyn during "Adventure Quest Worlds Zombies" as he hunts down the Champion of Light, and ends up sacrificing himself to save his daughter's life from a greater evil.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?:
    • A Sepulchure duplicate was able to one-shot Chaos-empowered Vordred, the Nigh Invulnerable monster who handily stomps both the Hero and Artix for the majority of their fight.
    • Sepulchure's godlike power gets stressed time and time again, but his murder of Death is still unexpected.
    The Hero: OMG! Did Sepulchure just kill... DEATH?!
  • Evil Laugh: As per norm with villains, but you actually hear one in the "Artix Vs. Sepulchure" Stop Motion video.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Audio for his voice is scarcely heard, but when it is, it sounds demonically deep.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: When his armor got chaorrupted by Drakath this happened.
  • Fallen Hero: Sepulchure was once one of King Alteon's greatest knights, who went by the name of Valen. Valen and Alteon were both in love with a healer of Swordhaven by the name of Lynaria, and the two dueled for her hand. It is implied that Alteon defeated him, because Alteon would marry her. But when then-Champion of Darkness Dethrix kidnapped her, Valen traveled to the deepest depths of the Necropolis and threw down with him for Lynaria's fate. He lost. Valen's fatal flaw was his inability to accept defeat, and he made a deal with Darkness in the form of the Mysterious Stranger in order to gain enough power to defeat Dethrix and rescue Lynaria, and received the armor that would transform him into the Doom Knight known as Sepulchure. Soon after Valen returned with Lynaria, he turned against Alteon in an event that is largely omitted from the history, but that would begin the war between Good and Evil. Lynaria, who still sensed good in Valen, tried to free him from the cursed armor, only for the armor to strike her down.
  • Flash Step: Or, Shadow Step, rather.
  • Finishing Move: He has an attack that launches a blast of pure darkness consisting of a wave of skulls. He uses this on King Alteon, Vordred, Artix, and the Hero.
  • Hero Killer: Most of the time, he seems to be a case of Orcus on His Throne. But when he is active, a lot of people tend to die. In the AQW Zombies timeline, he kills off every person and hero on Lore except for Artix, Gravelyn, and the Hero.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: A rare villain example. As Drakath is preparing to take out Gravelyn, Sepulchure throws himself in front of her and suffers the fate he suffered in the original storyline again. And this causes Gravelyn to go berserk on Drakath.
  • Kick the Dog: To the Necrotic Blade of Doom
  • Killed Off for Real: Courtesy of Drakath during his introduction scene.
    • He comes back briefly during the AQW Zombies storyline, but is quickly killed off again.
  • Love Triangle: Between himself and the King for Lynaria long ago.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Sepulchure is impervious to nearly all attacks. The only things that have ever been seen to hurt him include his own Doom weapon and Drakath's chaos magic.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Sepulchure doesn't waste time with bragging and revealing his plans, he goes straight for the kill.
  • Not Quite Dead: He was slain by Drakath within the first chapter of the game, having his soul torn out and shattered by the Champion of Chaos. Turns out shattered as it may be, his soul is still out there, with each piece retaining sentience. Various pieces of Sepulchure turn up here and there, one of which gets bound to Akriloth, another in the Queen of Monster's possession, and one in the Necrotic Blade of Doom where it can communicate with Gravelyn.
  • Orcus on His Throne: In spite of his incredible power, he doesn't seem to be very active most of the time.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Seeks to draw Lore into the Plane of Darkness (or at least his Doomblade does), which will destroy everything in it in the process. In order to do this, he needs to kill the Champion of Light. To find the champion, he launches a crusade to wipe out all life on Lore.
  • Pet the Dog: His ultimate goal is to slay the Champion of Light so that the Plane of Darkness can consume Lore. Even though deep down, he knew all along that it was his daughter, Gravelyn, he chose to believe that his former friend, King Alteon, was the Champion of Light, and convinced himself that Gravelyn was just a special undead. It is this final spark of love that drives him to spare her at the last — and to sacrifice himself when Drakath moves to finish her off.
  • Screw Destiny: The Necrotic Blade of Doom insists that killing the Champion of Light is his destiny and goads him into killing his daughter. But when push finally comes to shove, he breaks down and yields.
  • Sharing a Body: Sepulchure's spirit is placed inside Akriloth, who is not happy with the foreign presence.
  • Spikes of Villainy
  • Tragic Flaw: Valen's tragic flaw was his inability to accept defeat. He was defeated by then-Champion of Darkness Dethrix when he tried to rescue Lynaria for the King, which drove him to make the pact with the Mysterious Stranger that led to his transformation into the Doom Knight known as Sepulchure. It's implied he was also defeated by Alteon for the hand of Lynaria, the woman they both loved, which may have influenced the Face–Heel Turn that led to the start of the war between Good and Evil.
  • The Undead: He himself is an undead creature, once the DoomKnight armor was bound to him.
  • The Worf Effect: Remember back in DragonFable, he was the Nigh Invulnerable Big Bad who nearly brought the world down to his knees? Here he gets killed in a Curbstomp Battle by Drakath within the first chapter of the game.
  • Was Once a Man: By the name of Valen.
  • Villain of Another Story: He was the Big Bad for the majority of DragonFable. Here he was set up as a threat, only to be removed in the first chapter.
    • Doomwood II sees him returning to the spot of Big Bad for the AQW Zombies storyline, but gets killed by Drakath again in the end.

Necrotic Blade of Doom

Associated tropes:

  • Big Bad: of AdvcentureQuest Worlds Zombies
  • Black Knight: When it takes over Sepulchure's Body the armor change from red to black
  • Final Boss: After Sepulchure gets killed by Drakath again it became the final enemy of the event by taking over Sepulchure's body
  • Talking Weapon
  • Villainous Breakdown / Big "NO!": When Sepulchure lowers it out of refusal to kill his own daughter because of his promise to Lynaria, and again when Gravelyn purifies it into the Blade of Destiny.



Last seen in DragonFable where she had become the new owner of the Necropolis. Sally returns as the Necromantress in the Tower of Necromancy. She raised Noxus from the dead and together with him created Vordred. As of the Doomwood Finale, she's planning on making Vordred even more powerful...

Associated tropes:

  • Adaptational Badass: In DragonFable she was a little girl who played around with the nercomantic equipment lying around the Necropolis and was Obliviously Evil, while this version is capable of some of the greatest necromantic feats such as resurrecting Noxus and creating Vordred.
  • Adaptational Villainy: This version of Sally is substantially more evil than her DragonFable counterpart. Their backstories were initially identical with both Sallys being a girl from Moonridge who stumbled upon the Necropolis. However while the DragonFable Sally remained a mischievous girl who viewed the Necropolis as a dollhouse and was more of an annoyance to the Hero, the AQW Sally embraces the art of necromancy under the guidance of Noxus and becomes a fully qualified necromancer, responsible for countless deaths and has direct involvement in plans to end the world.
  • Affably Evil: She's a little girl who likes flowers and dresses in pink, acts nice to you, and was the reason Vordred exists!
  • Creepy Child
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes
  • Cute Witch: A necromancer who wears pink. Aww...
  • Dark Magical Girl
  • Dissonant Serenity: Can somehow explain that Vordred making everyone in the world undead like it was a a slumber party.
  • Eviler Than Thou: She states she is more evil than Vayle was when the latter was in charge of the Necropolis. She isn't lying.
  • Evil Laugh: She does a fair few of these. When she was voiced by Kimberely, it actually sounds comical.
  • Freudian Excuse: She's just really lonely and is sad that she doesn't have any friends/any that she makes dies....
  • Genki Girl: Extremely cheerful in situations that most would be horrified by. Of course this is largely due to her being a Creepy Child who is an Affably Evil sadist.
  • Girl in the Tower: You find her at the top of the Tower of Necromancy.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Has a pink teddy bear.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Gravelyn has made her part of the Shadowscythe faction, instructing her to infuse Vordred with more doom.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: That's really all she wants... unless she's thinking about destroying the world and making everyone undead.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Subverted. She actually thinks pink is evil.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Is voiced by Kimberly (yes, that Kimberly) in the Tower of Necromancy and in the Arc Attack Live Event.


The Doom Knight Trainer,

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Associated tropes:

  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: Got Noxus's body for his own.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He saved Gravelyn and turned the tide of the war. Never saw this coming, did you?
  • Brick Joke: Remember how Chuckles's head was the only thing revived by Death? 2 years later, the players finally save him when Gravelyn places his head on Noxus's body!
  • Dem Bones
  • Our Liches Are Different: Well he only has Noxus's Lich Body
  • The Hyena: Why he has the name.
  • Use Your Head: He's only a skull since that was the only thing Death could revive. and that's what he used to save Gravelyn from Noxus.


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Vordred is one of the most powerful undead beings that Lore has ever seen. He is immune to light-based magic and has the ability to turn people undead using his dreaded Voiduminance Necrot-Morph spell, and has become known as the Paladin Slayer. He was created by Sally and Noxus with one simple goal: to become the Champion of the Elemental Plane of Darkness. But in order to do this, only one obstacle stands in his way: Artix, perhaps the most powerful paladin in all of Lore.

As it turns out, Vordred seeks to kill Artix because Artix is the original Champion of Darkness, and by slaying him, Vordred hopes to gain all his powers. During the final showdown, it is revealed that while Vordred's armor of skulls is indeed immune to light-based magic, his main body is not, and when Artix blasts away the armor of skulls using the spirit orbs of all of Vordred's victims, defeating him becomes possible by pinning down his Shadow form using Artix's own Shadow so that he can no longer regenerate. When Vordred finally falls, Drakath gives his skull to Sally, who vows to rebuild him and make him more powerful than he was before — and in the second part of Doomwood II, she's done just that, using Drakath's Chaos power in order to resurrect him! Unfortunately, before he can finish off Artix, the Hero and Gravelyn, Gravelyn makes a final wish that brings her father, Sepulchure, back to unlife (or so she thinks) and he wastes no time in utterly annihilating the chaotic undead abomination. After the finale of Doomwood II, after Gravelyn destroys her father's remains and rallies every one of the Doomwood villains under her banner, she announces her plans to have Vordred rebuilt as one of her most powerful warriors.

Associated tropes:

  • The Anti-Christ: Exists for the sole purpose of ending the world.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In the Nonstandard Game Over, should the Hero choose to betray Artix.
  • Bad with the Bone / BFS: His sword
  • Catchphrase: "MORE SKULLS!" After he is revived in Doomwood Saga Part 2, this is the only thing he's able to say.
  • The Cameo: Vordred's head makes a cameo in the Castle of Bone, where he says "MORE SKULLS... MORE SKULLS... OK... MAYBE TOO MANY SKULLS."
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Vordred does this to Artix and the Hero during the cutscenes and bats them around like rag dolls. Up until he gets Hoist by His Own Petard when Artix uses the Spirit Orbs he absorbed against him, where he finally becomes vulnerable.
  • Dark Is Evil: A DeathKnight composed of Living Shadow who exists solely end the world.
  • The Dragon: To Sally and Noxus.
  • The Dreaded: Those in the Lightguard Keep flee in terror at the sight of Vordred. Who can blame them when he's the Paladin Slayer who turned all of the High Paladins undead.
  • Dual Wielding: During the final showdown, Vordred wields both his big-ass sword and the Shadowreaper of Doom.
  • Eldritch Abomination: He is a near Nigh Invulnerable being made of pure shadow, who is immune to light, can turn anyone undead, and wears skull armor that regenerates.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: When he was Suddenly Voiced, he has an extremely deep, grave, demonic voice.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: In the last round of the Doomwood Finale, his armor is destroyed leaving his shadow-form completely revealed.
  • Going to Give It More Energy: Tried against Vordred in the Arc Attack event in hopes of giving him too much power to handle and destroying him. It doesn't work.
  • The Heavy: He is the biggest threat in the Doomwood Saga, even though he is under the command of Sally and Noxus.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: Prior to the final cutscene, a version of Vordred could be found at "/join vordred" who was truly unbeatable, as anyone who tries to attack him will keep doing 0 damage.
  • Implacable Man: He's pretty much Nigh Invulnerable, and nothing can stop him from pursuing the Champion of Darkness until they have been slain. Up until the Hero and Artix finally took him down with a Deus Est Machina Super-Powered Evil Side, he ploughed through everything in his path.
  • Mage Killer: He is the first PaladinSlayer.
  • Make My Monster Grow: He can unleash a giant shadow manifestation of himself, while his body remains as well, creating two opponents for the heroes to fight.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Paladin Magic is useless against him, and there doesn't seem to be a way to defeat him.
    • And thanks to the Hero in the ArcAttack live event, he's even MORE POWERFUL. Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!.
    • As it turns out, his Nigh Invulnerability is powered by his armor of skulls and his shadow. Only by destroying the armor with the spirit orbs of every undead Artix has slain and pinning down Vordred's shadow with Artix's shadow (a huge black dragon) are Artix and the Hero able to finally destroy him.
  • No Indoor Voice: All of his dialogue is in capitals.
  • No-Sell: Vordred's main schtick is being immune to light-based magic. But as it turns out only his armor of skulls is immune — his main body is still as vulnerable as ever.
  • Nothing but Skulls: His Armor it later goes to extremes in The Doom Wood Final
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Vordred's ultimate goal is to become the Champion of Darkness and turn everyone in Lore undead.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: He's not exactly a person per say, but he can wipe out humanity with ease.
  • Psycho Serum: Gets significant upgrades from Sally, getting infused with chaos and having more skulls added to his armor. But his intelligence seems to be significantly downgraded as a result, being unable to say anything other than "More Skulls".
  • The End... Or Is It?:After he is defeated, Drakath gives his skull to Sally, who promises to make him more powerful than ever.
  • Shoulders of Doom
  • Spikes of Villainy
  • Suddenly Voiced: In the July 2011 ArcAttack event.
  • The Undead: And quite possibly the most powerful undead ever.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He gets even worse in Doomwood Saga Part 2, and in said saga is only able to say "MORE SKULLS!" He gets even crazier when he is fully rebuilt as Chaos Vordred.
  • Villainous Crush: In Hero's Hearts Day 2018, Vordred falls in love with Beleen of all people and recruits the Hero to help him out
  • We Can Rebuild Him: Said word for word by Sally in Doomwood Saga Part 2, while she is remaking him on the wall.
  • What Is This Feeling?: He has trouble understanding the emotion of love when he develops feelings for Beleen.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: He can absorb spirit orbs into himself.


A powerful necromancer who was taken down by Artix and the heroes of Lore back in DragonFable, but was brought back as an Undead Lich thanks to Sally. She and Noxus created Vordred so he can become the Champion of Darkness. He was defeated in the Shadowfall War after briefly taking over Gravelyn's Shadowscythe Empire. His skull has been made into a weapon for Gravelyn by Cysero, and the rest of him is now the new body of Gravelyn's first undead minion Chuckles.

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