The Black God (also called Amgoddenmad (am-GAW-den-MAD) and Godden) is an antagonistic character in Metal Shadow Prelude. He was an unrivaled elemancer and tyrant who terrorized Purgia in its earliest days. He possessed Dr. Dragon while Dr. Dragon was alive, giving Dr. Dragon his trademark feature of golden eyes. Since Dragon's death, the golden eyes have passed on to a mysterious red-haired man.
- Godden replaced another elemancer for the role of Ende's tyrant after the author scrapped the story he was originally featured in: Children of Enigma. His and Gineden's various names originate from that story.