Darnizhaan was the only named Dead God from Elric's World. The Dead Gods "killed" themselves (removed their physical forms and joined Eternity) in fear of the Black Swords. Darnizhaan returned to life and kidnapped Zarozinia to ransom her freedom to Elric for the twin blades Stormbringer and Mournblade. Darnizhaan appeared as a human with an ape's head. Elric used the runic spell supplied to him by Sepiriz to summon Stormbringer and Mournblade's fraternal legion of Black Swords to slay Darnizhaan.