|The Greater Devil Darksol|
|Appearance||Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention, Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon|
|Stats (Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention)|
|Special Attacks||Demon Blaze|
|Stats (Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon)|
|Stats (Shining Force III: Premium Disc)|
Darksol is one of the three "Devil Kings" and appears in the games Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention, Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon, Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict, Shining Soul, and Shining Force III: Premium Disc.
Background[edit | edit source]
The War of the Devil Kings[edit | edit source]
Twenty years later, Mishaela revived Darksol by sacrificing her life. However, the Devil King Zeon, who was sealed in Arc Valley as well, kept most of Darksol's power sealed away, leaving him weak and immobile. He was easily defeated by a band of heroes led by Kane's son, Ian, and aided by Max and Odd-Eye. Around this time Mishaela gave birth to Darksol's son, Mephisto, the main antagonist of Shining in the Darkness.
Shining Force III: Premium Disc[edit | edit source]
In this alternate universe version of the original Shining Force story, Darksol is one of the Ancients, a race with greater knowledge and wisdom. The Ancients were said to be responsible for creating other races, including human, elf, centaur, birdmen and dwarf. The Ancients feared that someday these races would become more powerful than themselves and rebel against them. To protect themselves, they created a terribly powerful monster called Dark Dragon. But this monster was without a soul. Darksol was chosen to become Dark Dragon's soul and all his past memories were erased, in order to eliminate all purpose on his life except to be Dark Dragon's soul. Darksol became angry with the Ancients for this and after he became Dark Dragon's soul, he rebelled, using Dark Dragon's power to destroy the Ancients' civilization. To stop Dark Dragon, the Ancients created another monster, White Dragon. It wasn't as powerful as Dark Dragon and was defeated. Unable to defeat Dark Dragon, White Dragon weakened Dark Dragon enough so the Ancients could seal him.
Darksol couldn't escape Dark Dragon's body before the seal was completed, so he used the Ancient's technology to travel to the future to when the seal could be destroyed. Darksol needed help to destroy the seal. He appeared before the King of Runefaust, Ramladu, and gained control of the Runefaust kingdom and army by promising Ramladu that he would rule all of Rune forever. Commanded by Darksol, the Runefaust Army invaded cities, villages and towns so that he could obtain the ancient artifacts necessary to break the seal. Darksol knew that two Ancients would come from the past in order the protect the seal. They were the brothers, Max and Kane, aided by a robot army, but Darksol defeated all of them easily. Max and one of the robots, Adam, escaped, but Kane and the robot leader, Chaos, were captured by Darksol. Darksol used a mask to control Kane and reprogrammed Chaos to follow his orders. Nothing seemed to be able to stop Darksol until the Shining Force appeared. Max and the Shining Force defeated the Runefaust horde battle after battle. When Max finally broke Kane's mask, he became himself again but when Kane tried to stop Darksol from getting the Book of the Ancients, he was killed. When Darksol was about to unseal Dark Dragon, the Shining Force defeated him, but were unable to stop the ritual, and Darksol and Dark Dragon became one again. The Shining Force fought Dark Dragon and Max used the Chaos Breaker to defeat Dark Dragon.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
After Balbazak's defeat: "Leave you in peace? I will leave you in pieces!"
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Darksol is stationary on the battle field, and attacks with Demon Blaze when an opponent is within 3 squares of him. This attack can do heavy damage in a cross pattern, so be sure to keep your allies from standing next to each other. Occasionally, Darksol may use a weak standard attack against an adjacent opponent, but don't count on it. Defeating Darksol is easiest when all surrounding enemies have been cleared out. Max has a high chance of landing 2 hits against Darksol, so be sure to involve him. Keep your magic users and archers out of range unless you are confident they can deal the final blow, as Demon Blaze can take out characters with less than 40 HP. All MP is restored before facing Dark Dragon, so don't hold back on using Blaze, Freeze and Bolt 4.