The Dark King was once the leader of the Dead World before it was consumed by the Darkness. Thousands of years before the birth of Susie, the Dark King was at war with the mysterious Xen. To ensure he and and his people won the war, he went deep below his planet, through the tombs that had been built by his ancestors to find a great power. It is believed he created the Darkness through an ancient script that was deep within the tomb. He used his new power to defeat the Xen, but at the same time he wiped out his own people as well as all life on the planet. After his body was entirely consumed, the spirit of the king was sealed in the tomb for the next two thousand years until Derek Stoden, an explorer from planet Earth found the tomb and opened the seal, unleashing the Darkness from it's prison.