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Oblivion Video 1

Oblivion Video 1

"For some things, there is no rational explanation. There is no way out. There is no happy ending to the story. Welcome to the unknown; welcome to eternal darkness; welcome...to Oblivion."
―Lord of Darkness

The Lord of Darkness (played by Renny Krupinski) is a sinister man who appears in a series of videos shown to people queuing for the Oblivion ride.

Ride experience Edit

While riders queue they are shown three briefing videos featuring actor Renny Krupinski as a sinister man surrounded in darkness, who explains at length the physical and psychological effects of riding on Oblivion.

Oblivion Video 2

Oblivion Video 2

Although based on true scientific facts, his speeches are deliberately exaggerated with hyperbole and dark humour to give riders a sense of intimidation while preparing for Oblivion. The man remains unnamed throughout the videos, although the character was originally referred to as the Lord of Darkness during production.

Oblivion - Rehydrator

Oblivion - Rehydrator

The final preshow video features a second character whose image appears inverted and therefore glowing white, who argues with the Lord of Darkness as to whether Oblivion is really safe for riders to experience; to which he is repeatedly ignored. The Lord of Darkness maintains that the ride is safe, before the video ends with the sound of his ominous laughter