A fate placed on those who are known to destroy, steal, capture or conquer a certain item, place, person, or concept, as well as spread terror in an effort to control whatever they see fit. Opposite to Guardianship. Possible fate of Destiny Chosen.

Also Called/Alternate Names

  • Corrupted Ones
  • Chaos Bringers
  • Dark Ones
  • Destroyers
  • Evil Agent
  • Legacy Villains
  • Villain/Villainess


Assailants are those who wish to rule whatever they choose as well as seek total domination over domains. On occasions, they also plan to steal objects of great power. Due to their dark nature and evil intentions, assailants have an undying thirst for destruction and despair upon the innocent, they'll kill anyone who stands in their way of conquest. Unlike guardians, they're not chosen, but more or less, they're often corrupted by power and seek to gain more, even if it means destroying everything they know. Much like guardians, they are capable of possessing supernatural abilities.

Universal Differences

  • Most agents are only servants to a greater evil.
  • Some become evil due to a curse or corruption.
  • Some may already be an entity of pure evil.
  • Some may have been guardians who fell from grace, been manipulated by evil influences, or gone insane by their own power.

Associated Powers



  • The Assailant's evil nature is often their downfall.
  • Oftentimes, the assailant thinks of nothing but destruction, leaving them narrow minded.
  • May become permanently insane by their power.
  • Stopping to act like one will likely remove all their powers.

Known Assailants/Examples Characters


  • Black Adam (DC Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics)
  • Trigon (DC Comics)
  • Anti-Pops (Regular Show)
  • Aku (Samurai Jack)
  • Nightmare Moon (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Discord (My Little Pony Series)
  • Skeleton King (Super Robot Monkey Hyper Force Go!)

Video Games

  • Demons (Devil May Cry)
  • Mundus (Devil May Cry)
  • Argosax The Chaos (Devil May Cry)
  • Metal Kor (Jak and Daxter series)
  • Dark Makers (Jak and Daxter series)
  • Medusa (Kid Icarus Uprising)
  • Hades (Kid Icarus Uprising)
  • Ganondorf (Legend of Zelda series)
  • Ghirahim (Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Demise (Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Bowser (Mario series)
  • Fiends and Greater Fiends (Ninja Gaiden series)
  • Riku (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Xemnas (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Emperor Doviculus (Brütal Legend)
  • The Tainted Coil (Brütal Legend)
  • Sigma (Mega Man X series)
  • Artix (AQWorlds); as the Champion of Darkness
  • Dark Fact (Ys)

Live television/Movies

  • Caleb (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • The Beast (Angel)
  • Dark Ones (Once Upon a Time)
    • Nimue
    • Zoso
    • Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold
    • Emma Swan; formerly
    • Killian Jones; formerly
  • Unicron (Transformers)
  • Megatron (Transformers)
  • Various Villains (Power Rangers franchise)
  • Sith (Star Wars)
    • Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious
    • Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader
    • Count Dooku/Darth Tyrannus
    • Darth Maul
  • Agent Smith (Matrix series)
  • Many Villians (Heroes)


  • Frieza (Dragon Ball)
  • Keiro (Hero Tales)
  • DIO Brando (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Ancient Dragon (Seiken Tsukai no World Break)
  • Dark Signers (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's)


  • Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
  • Salem (RWBY)
  • Lucifer/Satan (Religion)


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