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A Dark King is the title by which Bo's Dark Fae biological father was identified in the series for four seasons. In Like Hell Pt.2, the second episode of the fifth season, he was revealed to be Hades.

Dark King

Name:

The Dark King

Aliases:

Hades
Lord of Darkness
Pyrripus

Status:

Alive

Species:

(Unknown)

Affiliation:

Dark Fae

Occupation

(Unknown) (Imprisoned in Tartarus)

Known Relatives:

Bo (Daughter)

Powers:

  • Resurrection

Portrayed by:

(TBA)

Character arcEdit

In Season 1, it was established that Bo's Light Fae birth mother, Aife, was sentenced to death and handed over to the Dark Fae for execution after rebelling against the truce that ended The Great War between the Light Fae and Dark Fae clans, and killing a leader of the Dark. However, instead of capital punishment she was imprisoned for several centuries by an unidentified Dark King and subjected to torture. During her imprisonment she was raped by him and became pregnant with Bo. Aife managed to escape from her cell after giving birth to Bo and thereafter Lou Ann, her midwife and a Dark Fae rebel, fled from his kingdom with Bo in her arms, leaving her with a human family to be raised in secret.

Bo Father (309)

Bo cradled by father

Since learning that her father was a cruel and monstrous Dark King, Bo has feared that she, too, could be a monster just like him.

Aife takes Bo (309)

Aife takes infant Bo

While inside The Temple, Bo saw a vision of her father sitting in a chair and holding her in his arms while singing to her. Bo only saw him from his back. He then proceeded to leave the room and left Bo in the care of a nurse maid, who was then killed by Aife and the infant Bo snatched away. This vision of a loving, tender father changed some of the perception Bo had about him.

When Bo found herself in the middle of a coven of human witches a powerful entity intervened, possessed one of them, spoke to Bo through her, and told her that her power was beyond her own comprehension, and that soon the two of them would rule together. (The assumption made was that it was Bo’s father.) (Adventures in Fae-bysitting)

While Aife was in her cell she said in a crazed state that if Bo's father knew about Dr. Isaac Taft and his laboratory he would kill and resurrect the humans over and over again as retribution for capturing, torturing, and experimenting on Fae (Those Who Wander).

In the finale episode of Season 3, Tamsin and Dyson are en route to The Dal and a figure appeared in the middle of the road with his back turned towards them. "The Wanderer"  song then began to play on the car radio. The allegation that he was Bo’s father was made by Tamsin at that moment, but it was not confirmed.

In Destiny’s Child, we find out that Rainer is not The Wanderer and, therefore, not The Dark King and Bo's father. Additionally, in Waves, Rainer tells Bo that he was not the one who had captured her in black smoke and transported her to the Death Train. In End Of A Line, when Rainer's face materializes on a blank page of a book, Tamsin doesn't recognize it and Bo tells her that it's the face of her "boss"; to which Tamsin responds that the face in the book is not him (removing all possibility that Rainer is The Wanderer that hired Tamsin to find Bo).

When the gateway to Hel was opened after the handfasting ceremony between Bo and Rainer in Origin/It Begins, the Lord of Darkness was released from his prison. As Bo was feeling his attempt to cross the bridge and surface, she asked Trick to tell her all he knew about her blood and Trick swore that the true identity of her father remained shrouded from him. (Dark Horse)

The Lord of Darkness is stopped from coming through the gateway by Kenzi, who sacrificed her life to save Bo from death by walking through the portal. Kenzi was Bo's "heart" and her death fulfilled the prophecy.

Bo's father continues to remain a mystery at the end of Season 4.

Personality Edit

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Trick unravels painting of the Pyrripus

Little is known about Bo's father, other than he is a Dark King who held Aife prisoner. When Trick finally suspected who he might be, he became greatly concerned. However, his name, status, species, and powers have not been established.

From what Aife said about him while she was a prisoner of Dr. Isaac Taft, he is vengeful and punishing.

He has the power of resurrection (mentioned by Aife in Those Who Wander).

He seemed able to possess Bo whenever she was in great peril, which indicates he could be telepathic.

In Origin/It Begins, the image of the Pyrripus represents the Lord of Darkness. In Dark Horse, the Lord of Darkness is established to be Bo's father.

RelationshipsEdit

Bo (Dark Bo) The Ceremony (309) (1)

"I will reign as he did, for I am his daughter."
Episode 3.09 "The Ceremony"

Bo: His daughter. Conceived while Aife was imprisoned under him.

QuotesEdit

  • "My father was most certainly dark, but what if he was a monster? What does that make me?" – Bo to Trick (Caged Fae)
  • "I will reign as he did, for I am his daughter. Together, we will bridle the masses and ride into victory. Even death will fear us. Only I will choose who lives." – Bo (The Ceremony)
  • "You know not your true strength my child but soon you will and the world will bow down before us." – Voice (Adventures in Fae-bysitting)
  • "If your father was here, he would kill them all! And then resurrect them and then kill them again!" – Aife to Bo (Those Who Wander)

TriviaEdit

  • In the painting Trick unrolls there is a figure of a giant Pyrripus hovering over a group of people and bearing down on them with what appear to be flames, or drawing energy from all of them as Dark Bo has done. The Pyrripus is a mythical beast also called the "Devil's Horse" and "Demon Steed of Hades".
  • Some fans of Lost Girl believe that if The Wanderer is Bo's father he may be the god Odin of Norse mythology, because Odin is also known as "The Wanderer".[1] This suspicion is supported by the use of Tamsin, a Valkyrie, as the mercenary sent to ensnare Bo. In Norse mythology, Valkyries[2] are maidens of Odin and they decide which soldiers die in battle and which live. They then transport the souls of brave warriors to Valhalla. (In Season 4, the identity of The Wanderer was confused with that of Rainer because the latter was also referred to as a "wanderer" for being cursed to ride the Death Train infinitely.)

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