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Know your lore: Darth Nihilus

Darth Nihilus was a Human male who reigned as a Dark Lord of the Sith during the era of strife following the Jedi Civil War. Before becoming a Sith, he lost everything during the Galactic Republic’s war against the Mandalorian Neo Crusaders. He survived the activation of the Mass Shadow Generator superweapon during the war’s final battle at the planet Malachor V, which surrounded the planet with a destructive spacial phenomenon known as a mass shadow that obliterated almost everything and everyone on and around the planet. The experience of the shadows made him “hunger” for Force energy, and the affliction began to ravage his body. In his pain he became a wound in the Force and was found by a seeker of such things, the Sith Lord Darth Traya. She told him that she could teach him to feed his hunger. He accepted her offer, becoming Traya’s apprentice at the Trayus Academy on Malachor V. Over time, he became one of three concurrent Dark Lords of the Sith.

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poppinslops1274d ago

I was pleasantly suprised to see the KOTOR games referenced after the extended-universe's 'reboot' - in 'Rebels' and in the lore surrounding 'The Force Awakens'... they're still my favourite Star Wars games, so it was especially nice to hear Bioware are working on a new SW project.

TacticAce1274d ago

The Darth of All Darths!!!

darx1274d ago

"Whoa whoa whoa stop the clock"

syama4201274d ago

"I'm a big turtle. And I'm pregnant. "

gangsta_red1274d ago

Is this considered canon?

poppinslops1274d ago

Yes and no - if you look up the extended-universe's new canon, you won't see either of KOTORs listed, but Star Wars: Rebels' 2nd season finale went to the Sith temple on Malachor, where Ahsoka & co spoke about the game's events and found some Kylo Ren style lightsabers lying around... and The Force Awaken's visual dictionary confirms Ren's saber is from Malachor - which means Snoke and Ren probably went there at some point.

MasterD9191274d ago

There are more Star Wars stories to follow than there are in the films. It's damn near impossible to keep track of all these big bads.