General Dark Onward

General Dark Onward

Portrayed by
Stephen Mendel
Military general
First Appearance

General Dark Onward is a fictional character and the central antagonist of Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie and as a boss in The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures 2: ASSimilation.

Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie

He drives around in a wheelchair-tank. He also seems to be losing both his arms in the film. Dark Onward has an assistant in the Movie named Sergeant McButter. Dark Onward is portrayed in the movie by Stephen Mendel, best known for portraying the first class steward in the Steven Spielberg film The Terminal, Detective Freddie Carson in the TV series Night Heat (1985-1989), Agent Manners in Jack Frost (1997) and Colonel Greg Finn in Provocateur (1998). Mendel have also appeared on Mad Men as Morris Ginsberg on the TV series Mad Men (2012-2013), and he voiced Splinter on Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation (1997-1998).

The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures 2: ASSimilation

Dark Onward appears as the main boss of Area 52 in Area 52 4 Onwards and Backwards with his first form as he appeared in the movie and his second form being a giant mechanical scorpion being a nod to the Star Wars Games (episode) in which Darth Vader in the Namco Famicom Star Wars game becomes a scorpion in the Jawa Sandcrawler.


  • General Dark Onward is named after a grammatical error in a cutscene from the Capcom video game Legendary Wings. [1]


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