|“||Long ago, our father Gwyn, lamenting the waning of the fire, became cinder of his own will. Now, the fire is linked by the champions who have come in his stead. Such is the will of father, and the gods. And so the Darkmoon knights took arms, to watch over those who link the fire.||„|
|~ Company Captain Yorshka|
Gwyn, Lord of Cinder is the final boss in Dark Souls and one of the original lords who vanquished the Dragons. At the dawn of the Age of Fire, Gwyn discovered a Lord Soul along with Gravelord Nito and the Witch of Izalith, and thus became Lord of Sunlight. They allied with Seath the Scaleless and amassed an army, and with their power, challenged the Everlasting Dragons for dominion of the World. His mighty bolts peeled apart their ancient scales and they were ultimately vanquished. When the flames began to fade, Gwyn left Anor Londo and traveled to the Kiln of the First Flame, to link the First Flame, thus prolonging the Age of Fire. When he left, he divided his power among his children, and granted parts of his Lord Soul to both the Four Kings and Seath. Much of Gwyn's army of Silver Knights accompanied him to link the Fire. When the flame was kindled it transformed those present into Black Knights, the disembodied spirits that roam Lordran. The remaining Silver Knights guard Anor Londo.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 5-A | Low 4-C
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Immortality (Type 1 and 2), Weapon Mastery (He's an extremely skilled swordsman), Martial Arts, Flight, Magic, Fire Manipulation and Electricity Manipulation (He has many attacks that are these elements such as lighting bolts or fire balls), Soul Manipulation (Gwyn separated his soul and gifted the pieces of his own soul to multiple other characters), Power Bestowal, Damage Reduction, Light Manipulation (His soul allows him to manipulate light), Resistance to Magic, Fire Manipulation, Electricity Manipulation, Poison Manipulation, Blood Manipulation.
Attack Potency: Large Planet level (Gwyn was able to keep the First Flame burning for a 1,000+ years which is connected and keeps the sun lit) | Dwarf Star level (Gwyn split his soul into 4 separate piece before using it to keep the First Flame lit and each individual piece gave them enough power to match the Chosen Undead)
Speed: At least Transonic+, FTL combat and reaction speed (He can keep up with the Chosen Undead) | At least Transonic+, likely Supersonic, FTL combat and reaction speed (He was one of the supreme beings of the Dark Souls universe)
Durability: Large Planet level (He could survive being inside the First Flame while it burned him and could survive attacks from the Chosen Undead) | Dwarf Star level (Gwyn split his soul into 4 separate piece before using it to keep the First Flame lit and each individual piece gave them enough power to match the Chosen Undead)
Stamina: Extremely High (He fueled the First Flame in the Kiln for thousands of years with the power of a fraction of his soul and can continually fight the Chosen Undead) | Extremely High (He's vastly superior to his weakened state)
Range: Standard melee range, Extended melee range with Great Lord Greatsword, Hundred of meters with Miracles
Standard Equipment: Great Lord Greatsword
Intelligence: Average | Above Average
Weaknesses: Insane | None notable
Key: Post-Linking First Flame | Pre-Linking First Flame