The Fourth Overlord, formerly The Overlad and also called Witch-boy by Kelda (although it was originally a term used to mock him as a child) and the Demon Lord of Nordberg, was the fourth Overlord known to have existed. 


After his father, the Third Overlord, was trapped in the Infernal Abyss, his mother (Velvet or Rose)[1], left the Dark Tower, because she did not think it was the right place to raise a child, and left him outside the gates of Nordberg . Several years later, a group of brown minions found him near the outskirts of the town. The people there greatly disliked and feared him, except for Kelda, who already has a mild crush on him. After being found by the minions he was raised by Minion Master Gnarl. As he was raised in Netherworld Tower, the Glorious Empire rose to power.

Overlord II

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When he came of age he assumed his rightful place as Overlord. Shortly after proving he was Overlord, he conquered Nordberg. There he took his first mistress, Kelda. Then he proceeded to conquer the Empire held Everlight. There, he defeated the town's governess, another agent working for the Empire, and rescued Juno, another mistress, from Everlight. Next, he proceeded to the Wastelands, now a barren land destroyed by the Great Cataclysm, and found its sanctuary. Here, he joined the elves and drained Fay, their queen, to power the Tower Heart, then took Fay, dead or alive, as his third and final mistress. Then he made his final strike against the Empire, smashing through its anti-magic shield by catapulting the Tower Heart at the walls of the Imperial City. He conquered the Empire Heartlands and killed the power-hungry Emperor. A mysterious prophet (later revealed as the once-Third Overlord Mistress Rose) predicted he would share the same fate as his father (the Third Overlord) if he did like his father did (loving women, destruction, killing ect, hinting that the third overlord was 'truly evil' and probably dumped Rose) bringing him to have some exile or gory death, though. She eventually allies herself with him as he proceeds to conquer Empire City, stating that Solarius has become corrupt and that the Overlord's Darkness is necessary. After finding Solarius and discovering that he is actually Florian Greenheart (a servant of queen Fay), Rose informs him that he has gone mad with power and must be stopped before he can destroy all traces of good in him. After fighting the newly formed Devourer, the Overlord realizes that in order for there to be evil, there must be good, and the only thing that could destroy a great evil is an even greater evil. The Overlord is that greater evil. After killing the Devourer, the Overlord destroys the "Glorious Empire" and takes his rightful place as ruler of all the land as Overlord, with Gnarl hinting that he may be waiting the right moment to betray the overlord for unknown reasons, maybe the return for the Third or the Second overlord.

Netherworld Tower Upgrades

Even though the Overlord may pay for an abundance of decorative upgrades for the tower, concerning his mistresses, he only has one such addition.

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Personality and Traits

He seems to be interested in women more than his father; this may be due to his young age,or could be because his father liked them as well, but because the dark tower could not host 2 mistresses at once,he had to choose.

Unlike his father, his skin appears to be blue and covered in spiralling symbols. The reason is perhaps, he was contaminated from the Great Cataclysm when the Tower Heart exploded (considering Nordberg is the first safe area after the wasteland,but the villagers don't appear to have suffered the plague, since Kelda says that she heard that 'the cataclysm was horrible, thousands of corpses had to be thrown away' indicanding that Nordberg was never hit by the plague, or the overlord was contamined shortly after being born, and probably he still was in the tower lands shortly after the explosion), considering the plague victims have similar skin colour and markings as he does, but he developed resistance and was gifted with magic and he could control it freely, or could be that his parents could use magic, and the skin colour is a side effect, or for the cold environment of nordberg being 'unsuitable' to his race.

He seemed to be more evil than his father, who would either kill villagers or do good things for them. (This may be because of his unhappy childhood, as he was often teased or neglected by the people of Nordberg, or because of the "proper, evil upbringing" he was given, but is probably because he is the son of an Overlord — meaning evil is hereditary.) He also was more into dominating different villages than his father was.

He had the natural limited ability to control magic, unlike his father, who needed the spell stones of the Second Overlord. This is possibly due to the fact that he is the son of the Third Overlord  who possessed  magical ability of some description, or  it could be the tower heart's explosion infusing him with some of the original spell stone power (since the tower heart managed the spells). He seemed to be more attached to the minions, considering them to be close friends, since they were his only 'people' who didn't fear him and adorated him, considerated him like one of them in opposite of nordberg children despising him and running away from him, he grew up with them, this made him decide to bring some of his dead minions back to life thanks to Mortis,the old blue minion responsible with the life and death of the minions.

Witch Boy Nordberg

References and Notes

  1. Cutscene near end of Overlord II.


See also

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