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Dark Lord

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Dark Lord
Dark Lord AOM artwork.png
Dark Lord's artwork from Adventures of Mana
First appearance Final Fantasy Adventure (1991)
Latest appearance Adventures of Mana (2016)
Title(s) Dark Lord
Black KnightSwoM
Prince StroudSwoM
Homeland Granz Realm
Faction His own
Role Ally
Gender Male
Relatives Lord Granz (father)SwoM
Lady Medusa (mother)SwoM
Devius (brother)SwoM
Species HumanFFA/AoM
Status Dead
Counterpart(s) StroudDoM
Mana LordCoM
Ebon KnightEoM
Voice actor(s) Jpn: Kazuyuki OkitsuEoM
“You will tell my secrets to no one!”
Nintendo Power Official Guide

The Dark Lord is a recurring character and boss in the Mana series. His real name is revealed to be Stroud in Sword of Mana.


In Sword of Mana, Marley comments that many people think he's changed, but she still believes he's a man of strong conviction and kind heart. He is known to disdain the Granz administration.


Final Fantasy Adventure & Adventures of Mana[edit]

Sword of Mana[edit]

“The estranged son of Lord Granz, Dark Lord is determined to rule the land on his own terms. The masked man intends to destroy all remnants of the Mana myth.”
Nintendo Power Official Guide

Rise of Mana[edit]

Echoes of Mana[edit]

“Ruthless and cunning, it is rumored the Dark Lord slew his own father to hasten his rise to the throne. Now, seeking to tighten his deadly grip upon the realm, the tyrant has set in motion a grand scheme to locate the legendary Tree of Mana and tap its power.”
Nintendo Power Official Guide

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For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Dark Lord.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese シャドウナイト
Shadow Knight
Rabite icon EOM artwork.png Randi --"Whoa! What's a Rabite doing in a place like this?"
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