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I hope to see her soon.”
Aldark is the main villain of Drawn to Life: Two Realms, and is Wilfre's successor as leader of the Shadow. Unlike Wilfre, Aldark is a pure manifestation of Shadow after it was expelled from the Raposa realm. Also unlike Wilfre, who relied on his cunning to manipulate others, Aldark uses his powers to directly alter the minds of his victims, bringing out their worst emotions. His motives are not idealistic, believing firmly in the domination of the Shadow and the separation of the two realms, a stark contrast from his predecessor. He spends most of his time attempting to manipulate Mike into forgetting about the Raposa forever.
Aldark is a towering Shadow being with no eyes and a toothy smile. He wears a massive, dark green cloak with white and gold trimmings. He also wears a large, gold key around his neck. It is known that he has at least two hands and two feet, but it is unknown what his torso and lower body looks like. In his official artwork, his cloak is purple instead of dark green.
After the Shadow is expelled from the Raposa realm at the end of Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter, it enters the Human realm. This event coincides with Mike awakens from his coma, and Aldark wastes no time and begins to corrupt the townsfolk of Belleview. This is done in order to depress Mike, making him completely forget about the Raposa realm and completely severing the connection between realms. In the four years between Drawn to Life: Two Realms and Drawn to Life: Two Realms, Aldark and the Shadow continue to corrupt the Humans, leaving only a few untouched.
At the beginning of the game, Aldark's plans are nearly complete, but somehow, Mari and a revived, Shadow-less Wilfre catch wind of his plan, sending a Hero with the Book of Imagination to the Human realm to stop him. The first time the Hero encounters Aldark, they have already rid Tony, Heather, and Mr. Esow of Shadow. Aldark taunts the Hero, sending multiple Minimus to attack. He tells the Hero that if they survive, to tell Mari that he hopes to see her soon.
By the next time Aldark is seen, the Hero has already dispatched more Shadow beings, including a Maximus, and has rid Bruce of his Shadow. After Mike tries to protect Aly, his friend, from a Shadow being that she can't see, Aldark enters her home and summons a Minimus to possess her. Aldark then travels to the School to meet Mike and the Hero as they return from Rapoville. The Hero and Aldark refuse to fight head on, but Aldark sends a Desperate to attack them before leaving.
Aldark, next seen inside the school, goes on to possess more people, and Mike demands him to undo what he did to Aly. Aldark tells Mike that his plans are bigger than Belleview, and that he would release Aly if Mike did something for him. Before Mike can respond, Tony tells him that they need to go, so they leave. Aldark calls out to the Hero, who had been eavesdropping on the conversation, and sends an Arrogance to fight him. The Hero dispatches it, and Aldark commends the Hero for being so strong. He also tells the Hero that only he could give Mike what he truly wants.
Aldark is next seen before Mike confronts Deputy Snyder, stopping the Hero and asking if Mari had told them all her secrets. Aldark then reveals that the connection between realms, Mike's memories. The only reason travel between realms was possible was because Mike still had memories of the Hero and the Raposa realm, stating that Mike had the power to cut of the Raposa realm altogether. As a final test, Aldark sends a Furious after the Hero, which the Hero must defeat.
After the Hero helps Mike and Deputy Snyder overcome their trauma, Mike and the Hero go off to face Aldark directly. Aldark mocks the Hero and tells them that their efforts have been for naught, and summons many different Shadow beings to terrorize the Humans. The Hero then uses the Book of Imagination to challenge Aldark to an Imagination Battle, which the Hero wins. Aldark is surprised that the Hero won, but vows to always lurk in the shadows.
Aldark's Imagination Battle in Drawn to Life: Two Realms is named Font of Darkness. It is the twenty-seventh and final story level in the game, and has five segments. After dealing with Mike and Deputy Snyder, the Hero and Mike go to Mike's House, finding Aldark. Aldark reveals the Shadow beings to the villagers, and finally challenges the Hero to an Imagination Battle, adamant to be rid of them forever.
- Fire Baki
- Boom Baki
- Acorn Baki
- Wood Baki
- Heavy Twins
- Spiky Stan
- Cactus Baki
Font of Darkness is notable for having three Build Mode segments instead of one.
In the first Build Mode segment, the player is given an E'Squire, a Grabber, Heavy Twins, and a Spiky Stan. One possible solution is for the player to place the Spiky Stan over the first set of bramble, the E'Squire on the bramble near the yellow button, the Heavy Twins over the over the bottomless pit, right of the three coins, and the Grabber above the Heavy Twins.
In the second Build Mode segment, the player is given a Cactus Baki, an Octoshot, and a Boom Baki. One possible solution is for the player to place the Cactus Baki next to the yellow button, the Boom Baki with the red button, and the Octoshot one block in front of the platform with the red button.
In the third and final Build Mode segment, the player is given a Boom Baki, two E'Squire, a Bounce, and an Octoshot. One possible solution is for the player to place an E'Squire behind the red gate, the Boom Baki next to the blocks with a gap in the top left, the Octoshot in the hole in the top right, the other E'Squire near the dark blue button, and the Bounce on the platform right of the purple button.
- Aldark's name seems to follow the same naming convention as Wilfre.
- Wilfre's name is based on "free will" while Aldark's name is based on "all dark".
- Aldark's angry sprite seems to have an error, as a strange, red substance appears above his closed mouth.
- This may be a layering issue, and this could be the inside of his mouth used in other sprites or an earlier version of this sprite, but this is merely conjecture.
- Aldark is the second canonical main villain in the series, following Wilfre.
- Aldark is one of two main villains to never be battled in a traditional sense, the other being Circi.
- Aldark's various Shadow creatures appear noticeably different from Wilfre's. This may be due to his more aggressive and malicious nature.
- It is unknown if Aldark had any effect on Rapoville, as many of the Raposa seem to be effected in the same way the Humans were.
- It is also unknown if Aldark existed before the Shadow was expelled from he Raposa realm, or if he was only created afterwards.
- If the second Creative Pack has been installed, completing Font of Darkness will unlock Optional Imagination Battles for Heather, Tony, Miney, and Miles.
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