Nov. 01, 2008
60 min.
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Legend of the Seeker

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, a mysterious Kahlan, appears in Richard Cypher's forest sanctuary seeking help. In their darkest hour, hunted relentlessly, neither of them knows that the rules of battle have just changed...or that their time has run out. This is the beginning. One story. One Rule. Witness the birth of a legend.

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Darken Rahl

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Character Bio

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This is the embodiment of pure evil, in the face and golden form of a handsome young man. Darken Rahl wants nothing less than total dominion over all of the free world. He has expanded his empire of tyranny far beyond his homeland of D’Hara and into the Midlands, town by town, person by person. In the words of the wizard Zedd: "Rahl’s cruelty, his joy in the agonizing pain of others, is equaled only by the mask of gentleness he wears to draw his victims into his spell, and then enslave them forever."

Through the use of dark magic and sorcery, evil wizards, duplicitous collaborators and legions of soldiers, Rahl has stopped at nothing to achieve his ultimate goal. And nothing stands in his way, except the prophecy of the Seeker. This is the one man who can take down Darken Rahl, free the people enslaved under his rule and restore peace to the world. Now that Richard Cypher is revealed to be the true Seeker, Rahl has targeted him for death. Two men on a collision course with destiny. Only one will survive.

Darken Rahl is the main antagonist of the first and second seasons. In the first season, he was a ruthless tyrant who saught to take over the Midlands. There was a prophecy that a Seeker, who was born in Brennaden, would kill him. To stop this he orderd all newborn boys in Brennidon to be killed. But the Seeker escaped to Westland Beyond the Magical Boundary, with the help of Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander. Darken Rahl eventually found that the Seeker lived and sent his armies to take the Book of Counted Shadows and kill the Seeker. The Seeker threw the book into the fire. Later, Darken Rahl's main plot was to gather the Three Boxes of Orden. The Seeker eventually captured all three boxes with the help of his sister Jennsen. Then a copy of the Book of Counted Shadows was found, which the Seeker also gained. He used the Boxes of Orden to kill Darken Rahl, who became a servant of The Keeper of the Underworld. Later, Rahl defected to help Richard Cypher, who had brought him back to life, only to trick him, and have to find the last Nightwisp, in order to read the scroll which has the instructions on how to use the Stone of Tears. In the final episode of Season 2, when Nicci went looking for Richard, to make him serve her own ends, she snuck into Rahl's castle, and asked where Richard was going. He refused to tell, so she boiled his bath and he relented to say that he was going to the Pillars of Creation. He ordered his Mord-Sith to join forces with the Seeker and his friends , to kill Nicci. Nicci had died, killed by an arrow sent by Cara, and once Richard saved the world, he brought her back to life, so he could torture her.

Magical Abilities

As the Lord Rahl of D'Hara Darken Rahl is very powerful, he has shown a few Wizard powers as shown when he could teleport, but despite that it is heavily mentioned that he has hired sorcerers to aid him with his magic.

Immunity to Confession: After drinking a potion created by his sorcerer Giller he is immune to a touch of the Confessor.

Enhanced Strength: He is physically strong as he was withstanding the pain of the Agiel.

Flash Step: He demonstrated the ability to instantly appear in another nearby location in a matter of seconds. He shown this ability twice and often appears behind his opponents.

Swordsmanship: Darken Rahl was very skilled in wielding a sword. He was capable of fighting on par with the Seeker and almost killed him.

Chief Agent of the Keeper

As the Keeper's chief agent, He was granted several supernatural abilities. He was stronger than he was when he was still alive.

Can appear through any place by his own will. He often manifests in his destination through flames.

Spatial Manipulation:
He was capable opening and closing rifts to the Underworld.

Intangibility: as he is a spirit, Darken Rahl cannot be affected by physical objects.

Fire Manipulation:
he can manipulate the flames of the Underworld to torment the souls in the Underworld.

Dreamwalking: The ability to invade and even alter a person's dreams.

Episode Screenshots

02x13 - Princess
Season 2, Episode 13
01x16 - Bloodline
Season 1, Episode 16
01x09 - Puppeteer
Season 1, Episode 09
01x15 - Conversion
Season 1, Episode 15
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