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"A thousand Jedi died cursing Darth Desolous."
―Darth Desolous[src]

Darth Desolous was a Pau'an Sith.


He fought the Secret Apprentice inside the ruins of the Jedi Temple as part of a metaphysical test in the form of a Sith spirit.[2][3][4] [5] His Master was Darth Phobos, who trained him via her holocron.[1] Desolous fought with a single-bladed red lightsaber, and a shield able to resist a lightsaber. [2]

Behind the scenes

This character was first mentioned on Leland Chee's blog in 2006, where his name was said to be inspired by the word desolate.[6]

In March 2008, an advance review of the game The Force Unleashed described Desolous as a Sith Lord who the Secret Apprentice fights to earn Darth Vader's approval. This review also states that Desolous may also possibly be of the Pau'an species.[7] A second review, a few weeks later, announced that the character is the first-level Boss in the Wii version of the game, located in the decayed Jedi Temple on Coruscant, but spelled the character's name "Desolus".[4]

An image of Desolous, apparently from a German TV program,was posted online in March 2008.[8] This depiction of Desolous is likely to be broadly accurate, as the same image also includes a picture of Darth Phobos, whose appearance has now been confirmed from one of the advance reviews.[4]

According to a fan who has attempted to translate the dialogue, the same German TV clip also claims that Desolous is a former Jedi, and that he was trained as a Sith by the holocron of Darth Phobos.[1] This resembles the way that XoXaan trained Darth Krayt.


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "SithStarSlayer" (April 2, 2008). TheForce.Net message-board post. Retrieved on April 4, 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1
  3. Force Unleashed Web Documentary
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Dave Rudden (April 1, 2008). Preview: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. GamePro. Retrieved on April 2, 2008.
  5. The Force Unleashed promotional video, PS2 preview
  6. Leland Chee (October 6, 2006). Keeper of the Holocron's Blog. Retrieved on April 4, 2008.
  7. Guy "Yug" Blomberg (March, 2008). Australian Gamer Preview :: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Retrieved on April 4, 2008.
  8. "SithStarSlayer" (March 18, 2008). TheForce.Net message-board post. Retrieved on April 4, 2008.
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