WWE: Every version of The Undertaker ranked from weakest to strongest

The Undertaker was unstoppable throughout his 30-year WWE career but which version of the character was the most invincible?
The Undertaker at WWE Cyber Sunday 2007 (Courtesy of WWE.com)
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The Undertaker at WWE In Your House: Unforgiven 1998. (Courtesy of WWE.com) /

3. The Lord of Darkness (1996 - 1998)

That evolution of The Undertaker really hit its stride in the mid '90s when he dropped the mortician gimmick and evolved into the Lord of Darkness. This change saw him dress in all-black ring attire, long black entrance robes, and humanize his gimmick a bit more in the process. In the early years of this persona he was the most beloved he had ever been by WWE fans, but by the end of it, he was more evil than ever.

From a kayfabe standpoint, an undead zombielike figure determined to take your soul is one thing, but an inherently evil fighting machine who sought to destroy you is another. This was an Undertaker motivated like no other and it worked well for his character journey as it saw him quickly dispose of long-time rival Mankind and win his second WWE Championship (which he held for five months).

During his Lord of Darkness stint, The Undertaker could defeat people on the microphone too as it saw him speak so much more than before. He also survived Hell In A Cell with Mankind and Shawn Michaels, an Inferno match with Kane, and who-knows-how-many battles with Stone Cold Steve Austin. That, and his lengthy WWE Championship reign, ensured that this more human Undertaker only strengthened the character.