In game, this ability was first shown in Rance III/Rance 03 when Dark Lord Satella deflected an attack by use of an invisible orb around her. This original orb concept of the invincibility field has changed a lot since Rance III and has since become a skin tight aura around the dark lords. As stated earlier, this aura around them makes them invincible to all attacks, with a handful few exceptions.
The invincibility field doesn't block attacks that come from other Dark Lords(which means they can hurt each other), neither it works against beings that are outsiders of the Planner Scenario, more specifically, Gods and Devils.
Also, notice that the definition of "attack" used to define what the invincibility field will block or not does not seem to perfectly match today's current definition of attack. For example, it is actually entirely possible to sexually assault a Dark Lord because the invincibility field does not consider a sexual assault an "attack"; though this is normally a terrible idea because Dark Lords are generally extremely powerful entities with either extreme physical or magical prowess.
Counters of the Invincibility FieldEdit
As stated earlier, Gods (including Angels) and Devils can ignore the Dark Lord's invincibility field. The hero of the era can also acquire the ability to pierce through the IF using the Sword of Heroes Escude, but at least 30% of humanity needs to be dead for him to acquire said power.
The only way for regular humans to shatter the invincibility field is by using one of the two existent "anti-demon" swords. The Corrupted Blade Chaos and the Holy Katana Nikkou. These two weapons can not only harm the Dark Lords but also shatter the invincibility field, leaving them exposed and vulnerable to attacks from other sources for a short while. Those that wield these swords against Dark Lords typically use them to break the Inviniciblity Field and grants his/her allies an opportunity to wound the Dark Lord. Despite this, the protecting field has to be destroyed consecutively over the course of the fight, since its only broken for a short time before it comes back up. If the fighter that is wielding one of these two swords were to go down, the remaining members would be left vulnerable and helpless, incapable of breaking the field of the Dark Lord.
Other Attempts to Break the Invincibility FieldEdit
While humans cannot normally pass through the invincibility field, a few technologies have been created to attempt to do so with mixed results.
The Toushin were powerful mages turned into machines by M.M Rune in order to fight the Dark Lords during Demon King Gi's reign. These machines fought on par with the Dark Lords, but did not have the ability to pass through their invincibility fields, making them only able to fatigue the Dark Lords.
A successful story comes from a technology invented by a human named Pi-R. He managed to get pass the invincibility field and extract the source of the Dark Lord's power, the Demonic Blood Soul. However, instead of using this incredible technology to allow humans to battle Dark Lords on equal footing, he decided to consume the Blood Soul himself, overcoming the will of the previous dark lord, Pi-R becoming one himself.
Another technology was created to defeat dark lords: the RedEye. Before it could be tested on a Dark Lord, Demon King Nighcisa caught wind of it, found it and gave it his blood, turning it into an insane Dark Lord. It is not certain if the Red Eye would have been able to break through the invincibility field before turning into a Dark Lord, but it should have been quite powerful, considering it is one of the few beings in history to have a Level 3 Magic skill.
One successful case was the one of Fletcher Modell, notorious for being the most skilled martial artist in history of humanity. During his encounter with Dark Lord Kite, he was able to wound the Dark Lord by using a complicated style of martial arts that consists of redirecting energy back to his opponents. Thanks to this, he was able to reflect Kite's attacks and hit him through the Invincibility Field, since attacks that come from Dark Lords ignore the Invincibility Field. Fletcher is the only human in history capable of wounding a Dark Lord in combat without using the two anti-demon swords.