- Dark God
- Dark Lord of the Sith (Star Wars only)
- Dark Master
- Dark Lordship
- Dark Prince
- Lord of Shadows
- Demon Lord/King
- Evil/Dark Emperor
- Evil/Dark King
- Evil Lord
- Evil Overlord
- Lord/Prince/King/Emperor of Darkness
Dark Lords are powerful evil beings who viciously rule over lesser evil beings and desire to rule their respective existences and corrupt as well as destroy everything they touch. They possess malevolent abilities and often command fiendish minions. These individuals also love to seduce others to join their side and then use them for their own hellish purposes. Anyone can be a Dark Lord; some are human, many have demonic natures and certain holders of the title are actually manifestations of the Prince of Darkness himself.
- Transcendent Demon Physiology: Some users have a demonic nature and divinely powerful abilities.
- Devil Soul: Some may have become dark lords via satanic possession, thus becoming either vessels or literal manifestations of the original Dark Lord: Satan
- Hypercompetence: Some users have unsurpassed talents and skills
- Immortality: Some users gain eternal life
- Invulnerability: Users are impervious to conventional attacks and weaponry
- Resurrection: Even if destroyed, users can return to life
- Supernatural Condition: Many Dark Lords possess supernatural traits
- Magic: Wield all forms of magic
- Nigh Omnipotence: Dark Lords tend to posses god-like powers
- Corruption Manipulation: Cause and control corruption
- Darkness Manipulation: Many users wield vast dark powers
- Elemental Manipulation: Control and manipulate the elements: Water, Fire, Earth, Air, Quintessence
- Energy Manipulation: Manipulate and control pure energy.
- Psionics: Dark Lords are known to have many mental abilities
- Nothingness Manipulation: Eliminate almost any form of existence
- Personal Domain: Rule a malignant kingdom or empire.
- Subordination Manipulation: Gain many followers (usually Assailants)
- Will be opposed by benevolent forces.
- May be equal or in servitude to a more powerful being (namely another Dark Lord, a Transcendent Demon or a Satanic Figure).
- Redemption voids the power.
- Satan/Lucifer (Religion)
- Dark Lords of the Sith (Star Wars)
- Megatron (Transformers)
- Morgoth (The Simarillion)
- Sauron (Lord of the Rings)
- Dormammu (Marvel)
- Dracula (Castlevania)
- Lords of Shadow (Castlevania: Lords of Shadow)
- Seven Princes of Hell (Religion)
- The Lord of Darkness (Legend)
- Malefor (The Legend of Spyro )
- The Source of All Evil (Charmed)
- Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
- Chaos (Dissidia: Final Fantasy)
- The Emperor (Final Fantasy II)
- Zorc, The Dark One (Yu-Gi-Oh!: Dawn of the Duel)
- The Wicked Witch of the West (The Wizard of Oz)
- The White Witch (The Chronicles of Narnia)
- Evil Queen (Snow White)
- Morgana Pendragon (Merlin)
- Chernobog (Slavic Mythology)