The Shadow Lord is the primary villain of the book series Deltora Quest and its
The Shadow Lord
anime TV show adaption of the same name.

He is the evil ruler of the Shadowlands beyond the Barrier Mountains, north of Deltora and the supreme leader of the Shadow Army. He is the main antagonist of the Deltora Quest series and is shown to be a very powerful sorcerer. He resided in the Shadowlands and made attempts to rule Deltora throughout the series. He is shown to be a very clever planner and creates many plans to foil even those who appear to defeat him at first. His most loyal servants are the seven Ak-Baba, huge, monstrous vulture-like birds that are very strong, and lives a thousand years. He is, in short, a megalomaniac, being convinced that all creatures should obey him. The Shadow Lord apparently goes by a policy that if he can't have something, he will simply destroy it, evident by deciding to just destroy Deltora with the Grey Tide when the Four Sisters failed. He is also very sadistic, deriving pleasure from tormenting Lief mentally. The Shadow Lord cares nothing about his subordinates, viewing them as simple pawns. An exception to this may be the Ak-Baba, if for their strength and loyalty if no other reason.

TV Appearance Edit

While the Shadow Lord appears human in the books, as in the illustration drawn
Anime Shadow Lord
and painted by Marc McBride in Tales of Deltora (in the three series he is, however, mentioned repeatedly, and during the last battle in Return to Del, he appears, but floating in the air, surrounded by dark red clouds), the anime series Deltora Quest depicts him as a massive, demonic entity with glowing red eyes, and a body made out of darkness.