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Lord Vanquish is the main villain within Super Adventure Box. He is first seen in the World 1 Zone 1 introductory cut scene where he swoops in, gloats, then proceeds to kidnap Princess Miya.
- Lord Vanquish, and the kidnapping of the princess, is a reference to Bowser in the Mario series.
- During the cut scene where he kidnaps the princess he can be seen wielding Flaming Swordchucks. This might be a reference to 8-Bit Theater by nuklearpower. 
- Lord Vanquish's name may be a reference to the "hard mode" version of Guild Wars - vanquishing.