Dark Fury the animated movie takes place between Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick. It explains why Riddick decides to go into hiding and deliver Jack and Imam at New Mecca.
Shortly after escaping M6-117, Riddick, Jack, and Imam are found by a Merc ship, the Kublai Khan. Riddick attempts to conceal his identity from the mercenaries by pretending to be William J. Johns over the intercom, but he is voice ID’d as Riddick and they are picked up by the ship.
After a brief but bloody battle, Riddick is subdued when Jack is captured and held at gun point. He soon discovers that the ship’s owner, Antonia Chillingsworth, is a collector of criminals, whom she freezes and keeps as statues that are, in her view, art.
Although the criminals are frozen, they are still alive and conscious. To her, Riddick is the ultimate “masterpiece” for her collection. However, before she freezes Riddick, she desires to watch him kill. He is forced to fight against a pair of Shrill, a strange alien species, and suffers several wounds before escaping with Jack and Imam.
As they flee, they are chased after by a group of Mercs, including Toombs, and the Brax, a strange biomechanical horror that follows the smell of his blood.
Riddick duels Chillingsworth’s right hand man, Junner, and kills him in the docking bay. As they get on a ship, Riddick is shot by Chillingsworth who had apparently hidden on board. Before Chillingsworth can kill Riddick, Jack shoots her. Both Imam and Riddick are disturbed by how easily Jack turned to murder. Concerned that Jack will continue to become more brutal in her attempts to emulate him, Riddick decides to leave her and Imam at New Mecca while he sets off on his own.