Sword of ManaEdit
In the backstory, Vandole used power from the Mana Tree to create an unbeatable empire. Three Gemma Knights brought him down, using the Sword of Mana. In Sword of Mana, Vandole is mentioned as being slain by the Gemma Knights. It is rumored that Julius is his descendant. After Dark Lord's death, it is revealed that he is a survivor of the Vandole Empire. While it is not entirely clear, it is implied that he is either Vandole's successor or Vandole himself (as Cibba believes, suggesting that Julius's Shadow is the Vandole slain by the Gemma Knights years ago).
He desires Mana power, yet isn't completely sure what to do with it. However, he has shown a desire during both of his appearances to make the current candidate for the Mana Goddess into his slave or bride.
Secret of ManaEdit
Another person under the name of Vandole appears in Secret of Mana. It is not clear if this Vandole is a reincarnation of the Vandole from Sword of Mana, or a completely different person altogether. He seeks to unseal the 8 mana seeds to obtain the Mana Fortress. Unbeknownst to him and his henchmen, he is being manipulated by the ancient lich Thanatos, who also wanted to unseal the 8 mana seeds and obtain the Mana Fortress. Once the empire succeeded in its goals, Thanatos killed Vandole and while his two colleagues fought Randi, Primm, and Popoi, he ditched them with the Mana Fortress. The diary cut from the finished game reveals that Vandole was a dark force posing as human.
|Randi · Primm · Popoi|
|Fanha · Geshtar · Sheex · Thanatos · Emperor Vandole · Scorpion Gang|
|Dyluck · Flammie · Jema · Luka · Phanna · Sage Joch · Serin · Watts|
|The Empire · Ice Country · Kakkara · Upper Land · Turtle Island|
|Dwarf Village · Gold City · Kakkara (Town) · Kippo · Mandala· Matango · Northtown · Pandora · Potos · Southtown · Tasnica · Todo|
|Fire Palace · Light Palace · Moon Palace · Palace of Darkness · Tree Palace · Underground Palace · Water Palace · Wind Palace|
|Mana Fortress · Gaia's Navel · Haunted Forest · Lost Continent · Pure Land · Witch's Castle|
|Bosses · Weapons · Armor · Items · Mana Beast · Mana Sword · Mana Tree|