Drakken Joe, also known as the Dark Alchemist, is a major antagonist in the manga series Edens Zero. He serves as an unseen antagonist of the Guilst and Digitalis arcs, a minor antagonist of the Sun Jewel arc, and the main antagonist of the Belial Gore arc.
He is the most notorious crime lord in the Sakura Cosmos underworld and is also one of the six members of the Oración Seis Galáctica, a group of warriors with the ability to destroy entire planets. He is also the one responsible for turning the former tourist planet, Guilst, into the lawless world it became notorious for.
Drakken Joe is a tall bearded man.
Unlike his preceding main villains Illega, Jamilov and Kurenai Kougetsu, Drakken Joe has a calmer attitude and doesn't kill people just like that. But he's still as much as a threat as they are, as he steals other people's lifes by draining their lifespans with his machine and tortures people rather than killing them. He's also greedy, seeing money as the most valuable thing. He also displayed sadistic behavior, after destroying Weisz's medicine and cutting off Weisz's arm. Ultimately, he has shown to be willing to kill people if they don't stop resisting him, as shown when he killed Shiki in timeline 29.
He became far more crazy after being weakened by his own machine, being less calm and becoming more obsessed with his goals as well as randomly killing his allies.
Drakken Joe grew up in a planet where people life for only 15 years, which wasn't enough for him, so Drakken built a machine to make himself immortal and make friends. As time went on, Drakken became obsessed with keeping his immortality, rather than making friends.
Drakken Joe first appears after Jamilov's defeat torturing a man with a heavy bottle and then breaking the man's jaw. After this, Drakken talks to Jamilov but has Jamilov executed for failing and dropping his name. During the Edens Zero's fight with Sun Jewel, he sabotaged Kurenai's machine, not because of his goodness, but due to his grudge with her.
Later, he has his first elite set to infiltrate the ship, but they fail, with the two robots self-destructing themselves and the other member being captured. He later has his other elite sent. First being Laguna, who almost manages to capture Shiki's team, but is defeated by Weisz. Second being Fie, who seriously injures Weisz, but is avoided by Shiki's team. The third being Sylph, who manages to capture Rebecca, but is confronted by Shiki only to be saved by her brother Jinn who decides to fight Shiki. Meanwhile, Sylph fights Homura. Drakken meanwhile has Rebecca captured and reveals he tortured Labilia. Then, Rebecca is greeted by the fourth and last elite member Daichi, who proceeds to torture Rebecca until Laguna arrives and captures Rebecca himself. Meanwhile, Sylph defeats Homura, while Shiki and Jinn fought to a draw until Drakken arrives, who defeats Shiki himself. During that time, Fie arrives, takes out Sibir, and captures Weisz. With the entire team captured, Drakken destroys the medicine for Weisz before proceeding to cut off one of Weisz' arms despite Rebecca's pleas. When Shiki starts to resist him, Drakken shoots Shiki in the head and then imprisons Shiki's three allies. Then, he proceeds to extract Rebecca's Cat Leaper, but Cat Leaper proves to be too strong and rewinds time to go back short before Drakken's group arrived. In timeline 30, Drakken informs the Element 4, who fight off the Four Shining Stars and are ultimately defeated by them. He later tries to capture Rebecca but ends up confronting Shiki. He almost defeats Shiki but is confronted by Weisz. After Weisz is about to get his arm cut off for the third time, Shiki saves Weisz, and they both team up. Shortly after, Drakken's machine was turned against him and Drakken lost control about his powers, turning into a big kraken monster. It was also revealed Drakken stole Kurenai's laser to wipe out Blue Garden. Drakken then proceeds to kill his henchmen on a control room that would fire the laser and almost kills Shiki until Shiki gets his superform, ready to fight Drakken. Shiki manages to overpower Drakken, reads Drakken's past, which distracts Drakken for a short time. Shortly after, Shiki finishes Drakken off.
Defeated, Drakken grows old, but makes an attempt to drain Weisz of his youth, but is too weak to stand up and is at Weisz' mercy. Weisz attempts to shoot Drakken despite Shiki's protest, but Weisz is unable to bring himself to actually kill him as Sibir explains that Weisz appreciates the value of life, and Drakken is then taken into custody and has not many time left to life.
- Before "DJ Zombie" was revealed to be Drakken Joe, there were some clues to "DJ Zombie" being Drakken Joe.
- "DJ" are Drakken's initials.
- One of Drakken Joe's nicknames is "Undead Joe".
- DJ Zombie cut off old Weisz' arm in the past, like Drakken Joe did to Timeline 29's Weisz. He also did it because Weisz stole DJ Zombie's money, something Drakken values.
- DJ Zombie turned Guilst into a criminal organization.