- "And those who've been spared... Take one last look at your poor little friends... In despair!"
- — Dark Lord, Miitopia
The Dark Lord is a character appearing in Miitopia, as the main antagonist of the game. As a custom character, the Dark Lord does not have a determined facial appearance, but, like other pre-established characters, has his own appearance and personality.
The Dark Lord appears as an arrogant troublemaker, responsible for stealing the faces of various Miis accross Miitopia and giving these faces to monsters. It is not until a hero steps up that his plans go noticed.
Prior to the events of Miitopia, the Dark Lord was an ordinary man that lived in Miitopia, blending in with the rest of his people. This later took a toll on the man, as he began to feel lonely and left out. After seeing his face in a mirror, he finally realized that it was his face that made him so average-looking, and decided to be rid of his face. Without a face however, he could not live, and before long faded out of existance, leaving behind his hateful envious soul. This soul later became known as the Dark Curse, withe the ability to possess any Mii he chose, inheriting that Mii's face.
A Factory Worker
Although it is unknown how many people the Dark Curse possessed, at some point it ended up in a factory that produces HP Bananas, knowing it could exploit the weak-minded people working there. Sure enough, the Dark Curse managed to speak to one of the factory's employees, promising great power and wealth. Tempted by this offer, the employee agreed, and was promptly possessed by the Dark Curse, allowing for the Dark Lord to be born.
Attack on Greenhorne VillageWith his plans in motion, the Dark Lord began his face-stealing campaign, beginning with the Town of Greenhorne. A total of five were captured in this attack: a Sassy Child, a female member of the Lovey-Dovey Couple, a Sarcastic Guy, a Carefree Guide, and a Cheery Granny. After giving one last warning to the remainder of Greenhorne, he dissapeared, taking the faces with him.
A Big Hero
After making off with the faces of Greenhorne, the Dark Lord met an unexpected adversary outside of the village: A traveler, wishing to rescue the face of the Sassy Child. He tells the hero that he might give it back, but soon decides against it, attatching the face to a Mini Slime, mockingly asking the hero how good they are in a fight. He then leaves, having the slime finish off the hero.
However, this proved to be suitable enough for the hero, and they defeated the slime with ease. To his surprise, he encounters the hero once more, saying he keeps turning up like a bad penny. His surprise turns to laughter, however, as the hero attempts to challenge the Dark Lord. Having the upper hand, he accepts, and prepares to blast the Hero with a bolt of dark energy. Before he can attack, however, he is stopped by the Great Sage, who tells him he won't have his way much longer with him in charge. Bitter and annoyed, the Dark Lord retreats again.Some time later, the Dark Lord realizes the hero has rescued 4 of the five faces he took from Greenhorne, and is now headed to take back the face of the Cheery Granny. He greets the hero upon their arrival, but soon decides its not worth his time attacking the hero at this moment. Instead, he takes the face of the granny and attatches it to an Imp, hoping it will be enough to finish him. As he leaves the hero behind, he threatens that he has a special thing planned for the King within Greenhorne Castle, vainishing to enact his plan.
Attacking Greenhorne CastleThe Dark Lord keeps to his word on what he plans to happen for the King, appearing and taking the face of the King, and, much to the dismay of the King, attatches it to a Golem. This only lasts a short time, however, and the hero he encountered earilier manages to defeat the Golem and restore the King's face. Now even angrier, the Dark Lord retaliates by stealing the face of the King's own daughter, the Princess, and attatching it to a General within Nightmare Tower. After seeing the hero arive at the tower, the Dark Lord decides to watch the General destroy the hero, only to see them defeat it as well. This defeat causes him to loose his good mood, and vows to the protagonist that they will avenge this defeat.
Attack on the Protagonist and Neksdoor
After the general's defeat, the Dark Lord decides the best way to avenge his fallen minion is by kidnapping the hero's friends and sealing away his powers. Thus, he follows through, and keeps the hero's friends in a dark space until he can do something with them.
The Dark Lord is a Mii that is dressed in a dark magician's robe, with golden wristbands around his hands. Around his neck is a medalian displaying an open eye that is used when stealing faces, as well as being where his soul is kept later in the game. He also noticably has dark, pale skin with a dracula-esque hairstyle. The face of the dark lord varies, as the player can customize the character at any time.
The personality of the Dark Lord varies between versions of the game. In the Japanese version, he is much more foreboding and down to earth, purly stealing people's faces out of hatred and the neglect he was shown. The American version adds a more humorus side to his personality, frequently mocking the protagonist when they do something seemingly pathetic.