Darth Malak, who notably bore the title of Magnus

"Well, facts are facts. Here's another one: Magnus is a Sith title."
―Halagad Ventor, to Anakin Skywalker[src]

Magnus was a title claimed by self-anointed rulers of the most ancient Sith. It could be translated as "All-Powerful," "Lord of Lords," or "Emperor."[1] Darth Malak, who reigned as a Dark Lord of the Sith during the Jedi Civil War, was referred to as a "Sith Magnus."[2]

During the Clone Wars, a genetic terrorist unaffiliated with the Sith took the alias of "Zeta Magnus"[1] to throw the Jedi Order off the scent and to subtly mock Darth Sidious, the legitimate Dark Lord of the Sith.[3] It worked to an extent, as the Jedi Apprentice Halagad Ventor mistakenly suspected that the genetic terrorist might have ties with the Sith of old.[1]

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The title of Magnus was created by Abel G. Peña for the Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide in 2008. However, the guide did not elaborate on its meaning.[2] Upon being asked about it in 2009, Peña himself stated that he could not yet give a precise answer to that question.[4] In 2015, however, the title reappeared in the eNovella SkyeWalkers: A Clone Wars Story, in which Peña finally explained the origin and meaning of Magnus.[1]

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