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With Galeem, the Lord of Light, defeated, darkness takes hold. In the blink of an eye, the land is swallowed by shadow. Galeem's spirits and puppet fighters fall under its control. The Embodiment of Chaos and Darkness... Dharkon.
~ The narrator describing Dharkon's rise to power.
Dharkon (in Japanese: ダーズ, Darz) is one of the two main antagonists (the other being Galeem) in the story mode "World of Light" of the 2018 Nintendo video game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
It is the dark and destructive counterpart of Galeem. While Galeem wishes to cover the world in eternal light, Dharkon seeks to destroy all life, drowning it into pure darkness.
Dharkon appears to be a floating, disembodied cyan eyeball. He is surrounded by red and black tendrils that can change forms during his battle. When he hits half health, Dharkon's eye becomes bloodshot with his pupil turning gray.
Prior to the main events of the game, Dharkon has been in conflict with Galeem for many years, due to their conflicting natures. Eventually, Dharkon returns once more after Galeem is first defeated to settle scores, appearing from a crack in the sky as he is introduced. Leading an army of Crazy Hands and taking over most of Galeem's spirits, he continues to wage his war against both the fighters and Galeem, who happens to lead an army of Master Hands.
If the player fights and defeats Dharkon alone, Galeem will deliver the final blow on Dharkon, destroying the Lord of Darkness's entire body, then proceeds to cover the world with light once more. However, if Galeem is defeated instead, Dharkon will be the one to finish off Galeem (with chains) and proceed to destroy all life with darkness.
In the true ending of the game, both Dharkon and Galeem are defeated by the fighters as their bodies shatter and sink down into the ocean, erupting in a flash of light and ending their conflict once and for all as the spirits they once controlled fly free.
After their defeat, both Galeem and Dharkon then become primary legendary spirits themselves, being the two most powerful spirits in the entire game and granting fighters the abilities "Bane of Darkness" (for Galeem) and "Bane of Light" (for Dharkon), allowing fighters to deal massive amounts of damage to light spirits (for Dharkon) or dark spirits (for Galeem) at risk of receiving higher damage.
Dharkon emerges from the World of Darkness, ready to make his rise.
Dharkon's forces clashing against Galeem's forces.
Dharkon uses his Electric Serpent attack.
The world being devoured in Dharkon's darkness.
Dharkon's evil stare if he succeeded in drowning the world in darkness.