The higher defenition of a Dark Knight. A Dark Lord is a villain of near-omnipotence in his or her realm, who seeks to utterly dominate everything he or she gazes upon. They are often depicted as a diabolical force, and may indeed be more a force than a personality as they often personify evil itself. The effects of their rule often assert malign effects on the land as well as their subjects. Besides their usual magical abilities, they often control great armies. Most Dark Lords are male while Dark Lords that are female, are referred to as Dark Ladies.