The Dark King was a male Darkian and once 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 into an ancient forest of his ancestors, to find a great power. It is believed he was given the power of the Darkness by an ancient entity called the Witch. 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 within the forest for the next two thousand years, until Derek Stoden, an explorer from planet Earth found the forest, unleashing the Darkness from it's prison.