"But the truth cannot be imprisoned. My name echoed out into the galaxy, and one heard and understood and came for me. Her name was Shaa."
―Lord Momin, to Darth Vader[src]

Shaa was a female humanoid dark side adept. After hearing of a Force-sensitive sculptor named Momin who had been imprisoned by his people, Lady Shaa went to free him, and made him her apprentice. Eventually, she was slain by her apprentice. She carried two red lightsabers.


Training MominEdit

"From the beginning, Lady Shaa called herself my master and considered me her apprentice. I never understood this."
―Momin, to Darth Vader[src]

Shaa's death at the hands of her apprentice, Momin

Shaa was a female humanoid dark side adept who lived prior to the rise of the Galactic Empire. She eventually became a Lady and acquired two red lightsabers. During her time, she heard tales of Momin, a Force-sensitive individual who was imprisoned for his creations. Shaa freed Momin, killing the guards and cutting through to his cell, taking him as her apprentice. Over time, she trained Momin, who was able to learn much from her, constructing his own lightsabers. During Momin's apprenticeship, he created the Mask of Lord Momin and mutilated his own face.[1]

Although under Lady Shaa's tutelage, Momin was never able to understand why Shaa called herself Momin's master while he was her apprentice. Momin knew that he would never be bold enough to call himself a master, but believed that being called an apprentice was reprehensible. Shaa disagreed, and during a lightsaber duel, Momin proved to Shaa that she was wrong by killing her by impaling her mid-air in the abdomen with one of his lightsabers.[1]


"I never took an apprentice of my own. I had no time to teach. There was too much to learn."
―Momin, to Darth Vader[src]

After Shaa's death, Momin studied the lore of the dark side of the Force by visiting its many great sites. Through his studies, Momin realized that his audience was not the people of the galaxy, but rather the Force itself. Although Momin swore never to take an apprentice, he maintained a group of acolytes who helped him in his goals. Eventually, using resources he had inherited from Shaa, Momin created a superweapon to destroy a city, but was stopped by the Jedi Order. Momin's physical body was destroyed during the events, but his spirit remained in the mask.[1]

Personality and traitsEdit

"Momin is second to none. Lady Shaa disagreed, and I saw only one way to prove it to her."
―Momin, to Darth Vader[src]
Momin and Shaa

Shaa took Momin as her apprentice

Shaa was a female humanoid who eventually rose to become a lady. She had brown hair, black eyes, and grey skin. After hearing of Momin's abilities, she decided to seek him out and believed she could take him as her apprentice. But Shaa's faith in Momin ultimately proved to be her undoing: finding the role of apprentice distasteful, Momin killed Shaa by impaling her with one of his lightsabers.[1]

Skills and abilitiesEdit

"The Lady Shaa freed me and told me I was now her apprentice. I learned much from her. About the Force, and its dark side."
―Momin, to Darth Vader[src]

Shaa was able to effectively use a pair of lightsabers in combat, using a reverse grip on one hand while using a standard grip on the other at times. Shaa was able to duel with Momin for a time, but was not able to foresee that he would take the opportunity to murder her during the duel. Shaa had a great knowledge of the Force and its dark side, and was able to pass on that knowledge to Momin.[1]


Shaa utilized a pair of red lightsabers and a type of helmet that covered her upper head and mouth, but not her cheeks and nose. She also used an outfit that donned spikes and a cape.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Lady Shaa debuted in the 2018 canon comic Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 22 in a flashback. The comic was written by Charles Soule and illustrated by Giuseppe Camuncoli.[1]


Notes and referencesEdit

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