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'Force Channeling Mask'?Edit

Is there more info on this?Tocneppil 21:58, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Uncertainty concerning events on the ravager Edit

In the Jedi Vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force it is said that either Nihilus killed/was killed by Visas or was killed by Brianna. I don't understand why exactly this point is not clear. As far as I know the book is "In-Universe", but why would the real authors describe the event so vaguely? Nanook 00:01, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

  • Remember that the passage of the book describing the encounter is written "in character" as if by another ficticious character, who does not know the exact details. The authors probably decided to keep these details vague, because they refer to how a single player plays a computer game and so the particulars may vary greatly. This is probably also why the authors mention Brianna, even though there is no possibility of her killing Nihilus, as the group confronting Nihilus is fixed as the exile, Visas and Mandalore in the game. Jediphile 10:06, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Also remember that canonically, Brianna can't even join the Exile due to the fact that she is canonically female, and the Disciple is the one who joins her. Linkstarwars 06:04, 24 September 2008 (UTC)


I was browsing the Rebelscum forums, and in the thread for the 'Sith Legacy' Evolutions pack, there are pictures showing that Nihilus' hood is removable, and he seems to have dreadlocks! Sith Alchemy 101 15:29, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

  • Dude, sweet! Presumed final words translated, "Exile mon! Rasta!" MarxismIsLove 00:23, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Haha, I always thought more along the lines of, "Exile mon! You straight wicked broda, one love mon. Respect." =P Linkstarwars 06:05, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Data Problem Edit

We have a confict here. According to the article:

"Although his role in the wars is a mystery, it is very likely that he may have been among the faction of Jedi that defied the Jedi Council and followed Revan to war."

However, according to the side-bar he was affiliated with the Jedi, the Revanchists, etc.

Thoughts? Holokin 06:22, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

  • "Jedi" and "The Revanchists" should be removed unless he's revealed to have been one. Grand Moff Tranner Imperial Department of Military Research (Comlink) 11:16, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Thank God, somebody finally removed that! I removed those two organizations from the infobox quite a few times, and somebody kept putting them back up there.--Jedi Kasra 04:30, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Probably Human Edit

File:DarthNihilusarm.jpg|thumb|left|Fig.1: A clearly bare, unrobed arm File:Nihilusnose.jpg|thumb|Fig.2: Darth Nihilus's nose

I'm not sure if anyone else has commented on this before, but I've noticed that in one image - the one in which Nihilus is fighting Atris - that Nihilus has bare arms (Fig. 1). Since it's concept art it may not have a great influence on anything at all, as it may be considered non-canon, but nevertheless I think it shows that Nihilus may be a bit more Human than some people have been speculating (and I admit that I previously made a suggestion that he may be Sith). As the image only shows the underside of his hand clearly - which has the same pigmentation for all Humans regardless of ethnicity - it's difficult to come to any further conclusions on this. However, by looking at his nose in another picture (Fig.2); which has a clearly brown coloring, and taking into consideration the dreadlocks on the Hasbro toy, I'd say it's fairly likely that Nihilus either is - or was planned to be - a dark skinned Human. --Kessel 21:30, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Very interesting about Fig 1...for Fig 2, I've always assumed that he had a black cloth covering his face. BTW, I've sourced the images. Drewton 22:08, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
      • Could someone post a pic here of the action figure with its hood removed. - –K.A.JTCE 22:10, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
        • Link to Drewton 22:13, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
          • It seems like he's a Kiffar. It's just speculation, but his dreadlocks remind me of Quinlan Vos's dreadlocks. Grand Moff Tranner Imperial Department of Military Research (Comlink) 23:30, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
            • We cannot deduce that he's a Kiffar because of his dreadlocks. First of all, if we knew his canon face we would see the yellow marking, but even that wouldn't be enough. Maybe some evident telemetric ability would help us more. Coming to think of it, that's all just speculation that do not belong to a Wook talk page. Nanook 00:08, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
              • Also, Jariah Syn has dreadlocks, though he's not Kiffar. Drewton 01:51, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
                • I know we can't just say he's a Kiffar. I was just making an observation. My phrasing was not the best. Grand Moff Tranner Imperial Department of Military Research (Comlink) 02:27, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
                  • I understand what you meant; I was just saying that having dreadlocks doesn't mean he was necessarily Kiffar. The darker skin in the first picture could be just the lighting. Drewton Era-old (Drewton's Holocron) 02:30, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
Actually, I've reconsidered. I believe it unlikely that he's a Kiffar (or any other subrace to be frank), as so far Nihilus has shown no cultural links or any evidence of psychometry. Thus, designating him as such would only really detract from his character without adding anything worthwhile: for a start it would have to be explained why a) the designers had made him a Kiffar yet made little use of this obscure detail, and b) made use of a species which does not enter into Republic history for another 961 years.
Nihilus does not seem to be a Kiffu before his time (all the ones we have heard of are from the Rise of the Empire era). Thus, I can only assume that Nihilus is, like Sion and Kreia, "just a man - nothing more". --Kessel 10:25, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
At least this is the end of the Zayne/Nihilus fanshit. - –K.A.JTCE 11:37, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Oops, didn't know that the Kiffar didn't appear in galactic society around 3000 BBY. Grand Moff Tranner Imperial Department of Military Research (Comlink) 14:05, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Also, does anyone know if "a man, nothing more" is confirmed to be canon, instead of "a thousand graveyard planets and an eternity of hate and hunger"? Drewton Era-old (Drewton's Holocron) 14:23, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Since the Exile is officially light side, we generally consider the light-side option to be canon. Edit: Really? Well, I must have assumed wrong. In which case, I have frankly no idea which is the canon quote. --Kessel 13:47, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • I've played as a light-sider, and it's dependant on what you ask, not what side of the Force you are on. I've gotten both answers from Visas.--Jedi Kasra 00:39, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Again, this is like the silly argument that Revan was canonically a white bald guy because his action figure is a white bald man. It's just a figure, and they needed to make something to fill the quota, instead of just putting nothing there for a head. Hasbro makes a toy, and it may be canon? Guys... seriously? I suppose Darth Vader had a pink lightsaber and Malak had yellow on his armor? Information on the back of figure boxes is generally canon, but the figures themselves? Not necessarily so.--Jedi Kasra 00:39, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
The Hasbro toy is only supporting evidence, not the base for my argument. Nevertheless, I understand and agree with your point of view that it is not particularly strong evidence at all. Still, even with only the other evidence we have standing alone, I think we have a pretty strong case for his being human. --Kessel 11:12, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
  • I disagree. They most likely made Revan bald and completely white-skinned so his true appearance wouldn't be established; there also isn't really any evidence against it. We don't know what Revan looked like as the Dark Lord (under the mask). In TSL, the Exile's skin turns white/grey on the dark side, and Darth Malak's skin was almost white. Vader having a pink lightsaber was a factory error and not intentional. Drewton Era-old (Drewton's Holocron) 20:50, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Personality and traits, second last line. Nihilus, however, was still Human enough to have feelings. It hasn't been proven that nihilus was human, so the line needs to be changed.Soresumakashi 10:41, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

The Campaign Guide describes his specy as "Human (Dark Side Aberration)", explaining that "As his useless body disintegrates, he becomes living primitive intention". Whatever the latter means, the first quote should be proving that he was human, right? Kadoudal 16:17, 22 August 2008 (UTC)


Apparently Darth Nihilus is Female. --AnakinSkywalker101011 19:19, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

  • Evidently not. -- I need a name (Complain here) 19:22, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
    • Nudes of Nihilus or gtfo. MarxismIsLove 00:29, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
      • Nihilus is - at least physically - male, since Visas calls him a man, if the Exile asks her to take his mask. Jediphile 23:57, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Apprentices Edit

Do you know there is a cut-content where the exile can became the new apprentice of Nihilus by killing Visas? It's going to be restored by Team Gizka,but,do you think Nihilus would later kill the exile? Tatesz 16:17, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

  • This isn't a place for speculation - Kingpin13 16:25, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Please talk about speculation on; talk pages are for discussing changes to the article. And in the dialogue files, I remember the Exile only becoming Nihilus's apprentice so that she could trick him, so she wouldn't really be his apprentice anyway, even in cut content. Drewton Era-old (Drewton's Holocron) 16:26, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

In the information of the Sith Lord of Freedon Nadd's tomb, it is said that his master was Darth Nihilus. So, he must be his former apprentice if we trust this information. I have played the game and I don't remember a direct mention of Nihilus being his master. But if this is confirmed, then he must be in apprentices section on Darth Nihilus article.

  • Do not ressurect dead topics. You may start a new topic at the bottom of the page with quotes and preferably screenshots from the game to prove your assertion. NaruHina Talk Anakinsolo 22:44, January 30, 2012 (UTC)

Consciousness Stored In ArmorEdit

Krayt asked Nihilus how he stored his consciousness in his armor, and later in the article it mentions that it's unknown where this armor was. I think it's fair to assume that Krayt is referring to the 'armor' Nihilus is wearing. Due to the way the question was worded, the fact that nothing's ever been mentioned about any armor, etc. Not sure personally, but I'm leaning towards pulling the last snippet of that section out. MarxismIsLove 00:34, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

  • It's likely, but it's still speculation. Drewton Era-old (Drewton's Holocron) 01:38, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
  • I would wonder about this considering in any ending of the confrontation with Nihilus, his body dissipates into the Force. Linkstarwars 06:11, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Sith successor Edit

It says that Nihilus was succeeded as Dark Lord by an unknown sith, but isn't that wrong? When the Exile goes to Malachor V after Nihilus' death, Darth Traya/Kreia is the new Dark Lord with Sion as her apprentice. Shouldn't Darth Traya be there as the next Dark Lord after Nihilus? Jediphile 00:05, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

  • Kreia merely reclaimed her role as a Sith (which is actually debatable), so she wasn't actually a successor. Sion was also not her apprentice at that time. - Drewton Era-old (Drewton's Holocron) 01:16, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
  • I think Kreia refers to Sion as her "apprentice" on Malachor during a cutscene with Mira. Anyway the Exile during her confrontation with Sion makes him realize that was merely another test, for her, not him. Sion wanted the Exile gone, however, so that Kreia would have no choice but to take him back as her apprentice. Also I believe cut content on Dantooine shows Kreia calling herself one of the Sith, yet on Telos as she speaks to Atris she says that even though she is Sith, that is but a title, and not really what she believes. That fits with her claim of holding both of what Jedi and Sith actually are: pieces of a whole; and I hardly think we can call that a dark lord of the Sith. She is, as she always was, just Kreia.--Jinger 12:01, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
    • Yes, but whatever her beliefs and goals, she is still in charge of the Trayus Academy on Korriban V and commands the Sith legions there at the end of the game. Doesn't that make her the new ruling Sith Lord by definition? Jediphile 10:09, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Concept Art Edit

I found This Image of concept Art: I'm sure it's not good enough to be put in the Article bit but it's a nice image JediNTT307 21:26, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Are you Serious? Edit

The Exile: "What did you see when you looked at him?" Visas: "A man, nothing more." Does Anyone think that's allitle odd that The Exile would ask VISAS that question? She can't see. She can see through the force but it's not like she can give a description of his face and what species. JediNTT307 00:51, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

  • (chuckles) Though this is indeed a good point, Visas and most Miraluka can indeed "see", though not in the sense we do. They use the Force. For example, if you ever select her and hit the left stick to enter first person mode, you can see, though it is colored in terms of Light, Dark, and neutral. So you're definitely correct in that she might now be able to discern certain details of his face/person but she is the most logical choice of who to ask since she is the person who knew him best, both as a master, and as a person. Linkstarwars 06:56, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
  • I do see truth in what both of you say, JediNTT307, Linkstarwars is definitely about the Miraluka being able to see the Force of a person, though, Nihilus doesn't have a body at all, he transferred the, as they call it, Living Force, from his own body into armor since the dark side was destroying his body. So, in truth, when Kreia said that he is already dead, it is not false, for example

Distortion Edit

Since we now know that Nihilus no longer had a physical form of some sort, what do you think happened to him? The poor guy must've suffered something with the dark side during the battle at Malachor. DarthWill3 19:28, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

That thing about Nihilus having black dreadlocks should be erased. Edit

I think that "Hair Color: Black" should be erased from Darth Nihilus's profile. Just because it was on a toy doesn't make it canon.

Sith Lord 012 14:37, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

  • We should delete the entire article. Just because he was in a game doesn't make him canon. -- I need a name (Complain here) 15:31, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
    • The reference link is wrong though, no Nihilus there. Someone who know their way around Rebelscum better than me might want to fix that. Charlii 18:45, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
      • Fixed. Drewton Era-old (Drewton's Holocron) 19:08, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
        • Well I think that just because Hasbro made an action figure of Nihilus with black hair doesn't mean that he canonically has black hair! Sith Lord 012 21:50, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
          • Is Hasbro not a source? If not then you will have to give us better reason. --RedemptionRedemptionusersymbol(Talk) 21:54, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Toys and collectibles are considered canon. The hair stays. --Buttbutt 06:11, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Does anybody have a problem if this is commented on in the BTS section? Xicer9Atgar(Rawr) 22:31, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
    • Good idea, and it doesn't matter, its canon. I'll write it. NaruHina Talk Anakinsolo 00:43, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

I guess I'm kind of late to this discussion but has there been any other mention or example that his hair is black and in dreadlocks besides the action figure? Andreou 15:02, August 19, 2010 (UTC)


should the Article Have a Pic of His Face(no Mask)???? Master Gresh 12:07, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Wrong Way RoundEdit

It claims that Visas says she saw "a man nothing more" in the light side option and the "graveyard" speech for the dark side. I'm sure it was actually the other way round in the game. User talk:1705jallen

  • The version in the article is the correct version. Why do you think it is incorrect? Cylka-talk- 15:32, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
  • if you go on to Youtube and look for a video of a dark side Nihilus defeat, look at what the response is, or play that part on both sides, see if its different

Or alternatively, look at Darth Nihilus with increased vitality, which is light side and you'll hear the graveyard speech User talk:1705jallen

  • I have played both light and dark sides of the game. Visas says "I saw a graveyard world, surrounded by a fleet of dead ships. I felt it through him... as I feel it through you." if you play DS. She is comparing Nihilus to a DS Exile. In the LS, Visas says "A man, nothing more." since she has resolved her issues with the destruction of her planet, which is only possible with the LS path. I have to say, I don't consider Youtube reliable evidence when it comes to the games since there are a great number of mods out there, and many people film the modded versions. Cylka-talk- 17:28, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
  • oh well. the game was so bugged, I may have a faulty version.
  • I got "I saw a graveyard world" with absolutely no mods and as a LS female when I first played. Odd. Drewton Era-old (Drewton's Holocron) 20:06, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
    • AFAIK, the response changes depending on what you ask Visas to do when she goes to the dead body. -- I need a name (Complain here) 20:08, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
      • Did a quick look through the dialog file itself and this seems to be the case. The first option ("Tell me what you saw.") leads to Graveyard world. Second ("What did you see when you looked at him?") leads to a man and nothing more. Don't ask which one is canon though. --RedemptionRedemptionusersymbol(Talk) 04:50, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
        • Thanks for checking that out, Redemption. I didn't have that happen to me in my game. This may end up being a bit problematic. I'm guessing that whole bit will have to be taken out of the article, as well as Visas Marr's article. Oh, well. Thanks again. Cylka-talk- 08:08, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

meaning of nameEdit

i belive it is derived from Nihilism or a belief that argues that life is without meaning, purpose or intrinsic value. Moral nihilists assert that morality does not exist, and subsequently there are no moral values with which to uphold a rule or to logically prefer one action over another which sounds acurate for this character

  • "Like many Sith Lords, Nihilus's name has a second meaning (nihil is Latin for "nothing").[15] This may be a reference to the fact that he has no physical body, only his consciousness in his armor. Nihilus is also derived from the term "nihilism," or "belief in nothing," most notably the denial of concepts of truth and purpose.[16] Another Latin-derived term from nihil is the English word, "annihilation" which means "to destroy completely" or "reduce to nonexistence."" To quote the article. It is already stated in the article that it is related to the word "Nihilism" but the definition and practice of Nihilism are actually quite different much of the time which is why it does not go into detail about the belief as it would become too convoluted. NaruHina Talk Anakinsolo 04:25, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

thats what i just said

  • In that case, I suggest you read the article. This page is for discussing changes to the article, not reflecting on the character or inspirations for it if such info is already present. NaruHina Talk Anakinsolo 01:51, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Nihil actually means "will to nothing". It is the desire, if you will, to see everything cease to exist. 16:18, November 18, 2009 (UTC)

Darkside Energy Edit

Darth Nihilus became living darkside energies after the Mass Shadows tore him apart, so why whenever I put living darkside energies into his infobox does it get deleted? Unsigned comment by Darth Nihilus the Lord of Hunger (talk • contribs).

It's from the campaign guide. He used to be Human but was so absored by the dark side his boady dissolved. Also isnt Nihilus the first person to use the "seperate the spirit and boady technice". {{SUBST:User:Jayce Carver/sig}} 07:52, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

  • Yes that is from the campaign guide that he no longer had a physical form. Nowhere does it say he bbecame living dark side energies. Also, even though he isn't "physical" anymore, he is still Human. NaruHina Talk Anakinsolo 00:26, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Im sticking with my beleif and even though its not canon as of now I'll likely email George Lucas and confirm it, but until than none of us can prove he is an average human or darside energies. Unsigned comment by Darth Nihilus the Lord of Hunger (talk • contribs).

  • Actually, the CG says "Before it devours him totally, Nihilus uses its power to displace his persona into his robes and armor. As his useless body disintegrates, he becomes living primitive intention; at last, the whole of the galaxy becomes food-for Nihilus has become the hunger." It makes no mention of him becoming living dark side energies and actually states that his own spirit went into the armor, not that he became anything different. You have no source for your theory and the one you're trying to pass off does not affirm what you want it to. NaruHina Talk Anakinsolo 13:56, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
  • This is very confusing. If his body disintegrated when he became the "hunger itself", then what did disintegrate after the Exile defeated Nihilus? In all the art he is shown as a figure of a man wrapped in robes. 23:59, February 1, 2010 (UTC)
    • Art where he has skin shown is pretty much retconned as there is nothing under his robes after he changes. What disintegrated when he was defeated by the Exile was the armor and his spirit in the armor. NaruHina Talk Anakinsolo 21:39, April 16, 2010 (UTC)

Re:distortion Edit

Hmm,good point DarthWill.That could explain why he doesn't speak any known language.Explanation:The dark side energies could of deformed him somehow.Was he mute before he became a sith?Alpha957 21:53, 11 May 2009 (UTC)Alpha957

He speaks the same language that Atris' Sith holocrons speak (from the sound of it). Therefore, your claim that "he doesn't speak any known language" is totally false, and in the end, your claim is pure speculation anyway. --Michaeldsuarez (Talk) (Deeds) 14:33, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
PS: If he doesn't have "any physical form" as DarthWill claims, then how do we explain this action figure. --Michaeldsuarez (Talk) (Deeds) 14:37, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Gap in Nihilus' Past Edit

While I was reading this article, I found a gap in the story of his past.- "He lost everything during the Mandalorian Wars, surviving the activation of the Mass Shadow Generator at the Battle of 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." And the next explanation of his past is-"Nihilus was alive at the conclusion of the Mandalorian Wars, a galaxy-wide conflict between the Mandalorian and the Galactic Republic government, during which he was said to have lost everything, including his friends, family, and his will to live."

So how did he end up on Malachor V? Was he a Revanchist, was he a Mandalorian, a Republic Soldier? If it says he lost his family, friends, and will to live, one would assume that his homeworld was conquered by the Mandalorians.--Darth Dan 012 14:56, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

  • Unknown, hence why it's not in the article. -- I need a name (Complain here) 14:57, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
    • We do not assume anything. If it's not told, it is unknown. MauserComlink 14:58, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
      • Sorry to restart an old issue, but I always got the impression Malachor V was his homeworld. Thus, he lost everything at the Battle of Malachor, but survived the Mass Shadow Generator and started hungering for Force energy. Makashi Flourish 20:43, November 15, 2009 (UTC)

Confusing speculation Edit

A while ago, I read on this article and others a few speculative bits that really confused me. One statement was that Nihilus' mask was rumored to have been made from Revan's skull. Another was that Revan's flagship was rumored to be the Ravager, later to be acquired by Nihilus. I know that these "rumors" do not make sense, but this site (or maybe it was another encyclopedia, I could be mistaken) at one point said them to be actual rumors. I have no idea where they came from and why no site makes a note of them now. I'm stumped. Anyone have any input on that? --Mateo22 03:26, October 11, 2009 (UTC)

  • I believe this all originated here with some ancient revision and then IGN saw it at one point and assumed it correct.--RedemptionRedemptionusersymbol(Talk) 04:47, October 11, 2009 (UTC)
    • IIRC, the rumor about Nihilus' mask being made from Revan's skull was one that was considered and rejected early in the plot sessions Obsidian had, when they were planning the game's plot. I wish I could provide a source for that, but then it really doesn't matter, since it didn't end up in the game anyway for whatever reason, and thus certainly is not canon. Basically these aren't the droids you're looking for, so move along Jediphile 11:26, November 21, 2009 (UTC)

Sith Power Edit

Is Darth Nihilus the most powerful sith ever?--Master Nihilus 21:13, January 9, 2010 (UTC)Master Nihilus

Go to Darth Sidious, and you can find some sources that he is the most powerful Sith in galactic history. I don't know how close Nihilus is considered to be in comparison. --Mateo22 Seperatist leadershipContact 15:52, January 18, 2010 (UTC)
Palpatine is described as "the most powerful Sith Lord the galaxy had ever known." But what is the nature of his power? Is it a reference to his degree of influence over galactic affairs? In that sense, he certainly would be the undisputed "most powerful Sith Lord." In terms of individual Force potency and strength, Nihilus seemed to be more powerful, however. Alexander the Great exerted tremendous military influence, but I wouldn't expect him to win an MMA match or weightlifting contest. Agnapostate 05:47, April 16, 2010 (UTC)
This page is for discussion of changes to the page, not discussion of the character. Please stop. NaruHina Talk Anakinsolo 16:57, April 16, 2010 (UTC)
Not general discussion of the character, but discussion pertinent to his description on the page. Establishment of his nature as the "most powerful Sith Lord" would certainly merit inclusion in the article. Agnapostate 17:41, April 16, 2010 (UTC)
No, you're wrong. If it isn't stated inn a book, an official source, or someone like Leland Chee, it is only your speculation and that can't be included in the article. So please stop. NaruHina Talk Anakinsolo 21:37, April 16, 2010 (UTC)
Settle down. We all realize that an unsourced statement of such magnitude certainly can't be added into the article and are merely interested in finding legitimate sources to affirm what has been speculation up to this point. Agnapostate 03:19, April 17, 2010 (UTC)
I've been completely calm. The fact is there is no source like that. If there is, find it on youre own and then discuss it here. In case you hadn't noticed, there is a place called the Knowledge Bank where this kind of thing can be asked. As it stands this isn't a connversation about changes to the article so, for the last time, please stop posting here about it. I'd much rather not involve someone of the Administration. NaruHina Talk Anakinsolo 18:08, April 18, 2010 (UTC)
You're quite right. We need to wait for a reliable source before insertion of such content into the article, as it cannot be based on speculation, and that was the topic of our discussion. Thanks, and let's leave it at that. Agnapostate 21:46, April 19, 2010 (UTC)

Theory Edit

The way that I see it, Nihilus is nothing but the Force. Ever since seeing him for the first time, I have been thinking what he looks like under his robes. Since he is nothing but the Force, glows red though Force sight, and disintegrates into a red cloud when he “died,” I think that he really does not have an actual body. Rather, he is just a red cloud hidden under a black cloak. This would certainly explain the mask, and the fact that he appears to not have eyes.

Darth Shan’s TSL Story Mod posed the surprising theory of Nihilus and the Exile being the two sides of the same person. The thought that they could be the same person brought me to a surprising realization.

When The Exile fought in the Mandalorian Wars, she slowly strayed closer to the dark side with each battle, not really realizing it at the time. By the final showdown at Malachor V, the dark side energy has a significant pull on her emotions, and tries to pull her to Dark side as a channel for its energy.

When the war ends, The Exile rejects the force and the Dark side Energy from her body, causing the Wound in the Force. This could conceivably cause a Force Specter, which would draw energy from the other beings to sustain its form and tangibility within the universe. This would have created the being now known as Darth Nihilus.

Darth Traya could have found the specter wandering the outlying region of Malachor and would have taken it in as a pupil to teach it everything about the dark side of the force. She would have also taught the specter to feed off of other beings and to use the force to give it a shape. Then, donning the black robes and the white mask, it could travel unhindered.

That would also explain why the Exile and Kreia have the bond, due to the fact that Darth Nihilus is another part of her. This would also explain why Visas is able to sense The Exile and latches onto him. She has a bond with Nihilus, and thus, she also has a bond to The Exile. As Visas looked on the "face" of Nihilus, maybe she saw the Exile's face and decided that she didn't want her to know.

Perhaps the "wound" in the force refers to the Exile being split in two, creating two beings that are like two sides of the same coin, and would naturally seek each other out. When Darth Nihilus "dies" , she asks Visas to bring her the mask, opening her to the force again as the "body" of Darth Nihilus vaporizes.

Of course, this is only a theory. LordDeathRay (The Sith Archives) 19:37, May 12, 2010 (UTC)

  • And that's exactly what this talk page is not for. Grand Moff Tranner Imperial Department of Military Research (Comlink) 19:43, May 12, 2010 (UTC)
  • This page is for discussing changes to the article, not fan theories. Read the above section. NaruHina Talk Anakinsolo 22:47, May 12, 2010 (UTC)

Then where should I put this theory so that people could discuss about it and agree or disagree with it? LordDeathRay (The Sith Archives) {{SUBST:Sbrredd}} 21:40, May 22, 2010 (UTC)

after death possibility Edit

If Nihilus was the force when he evaporated into the force then he would still be around to seek vengeance on the jedi later this would have not already happened because it would have been told before. so it must have happened if it happened after krayt or possibly during krayt knowing of darth nihl using some the letters of the name nihilus he could have possibly waited to possess a worthy weak minded individual, a nagai. also nihilus being the lord of hunger and nihl as a gaping mouth tattooed around his own mouth is another similarity. darth maladi once told nihl that he was not born sith so he could have been possessed by nihilus to follow the sith. this is completely my thought i did not find this anywhere and is probably not true. -- 15:55, January 3, 2014 (UTC)

  • That is complete speculation and fanon, and this is not the place to discuss fan theories. Cade StupidRepublicEmblem-Traced-TORkit Calrayn 15:58, January 3, 2014 (UTC)

Hasbro is NOT canon! Edit

I deleted everything about Nihilus' "dreadlocks" because it was a creation by Hasbro and I know that Hasbro is NOT a canon source.--Darth Dan 012 02:20, June 27, 2010 (UTC)

  • Never delete from Talk Pages. NaruHina Talk Anakinsolo 03:42, June 27, 2010 (UTC)

Darth Nihilus Name Meaning Edit

I noticed how Sion and Traya have the meaning to there names in the Behind The Scenes Section and Nihilus doesn't. Shouldn't it be mentioned that nihil means nothing? He devours planets and leaves them void of life to appease his eternal hunger while also saps the energy of all around him. Just saying that it should be noted. 23:44, July 1, 2010 (UTC)BB

  • Good idea, give me some time to put it up there...--Jedi Kasra (comlink) 23:45, July 1, 2010 (UTC)
    • We can't unless it's been stated by an official from LFL or Obsidian. Unless it's meaning is made clear here (I can't read it), the meaning shouldn't be added. If it is, I can just ressurect the old mention of the meaning from the page's history. NaruHina Talk Anakinsolo 02:28, July 2, 2010 (UTC)
      • It finally came up and he's in there. Readding. NaruHina Talk Anakinsolo 02:58, July 2, 2010 (UTC)

Alliance with Vaklu Edit

How could Nihilus have made an alliance with General Vaklu if he can't even speak? Maybe he used an interpreter, but that also raises the question of why Nihilus would even try to use Vaklu to take over Onderon when Nihilus' army could easily do it themselves? --Darth Dan 012 05:59, August 13, 2010 (UTC)

2.8 Updated references Edit

Someone please make a link to Meetra Surik in there...She DOES have a page, yet she keeps being mentioned without it.

It is annoying not to have it linked in when it exists and she is so important to his story.

  • Her article is linked to as many times as is required. nayayen★talk 13:04, April 11, 2012 (UTC)
    • It should be pointed out, for record, that linking more than that is construed as against the rules. NaruHina Talk Anakinsolo 22:31, April 11, 2012 (UTC)

Nihilus Name?Edit

I have played Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords several times and I have a question. Is the name Darth Nihilus mentioned ever in the game? Visas Marr just refers to him as her master, and Kreia simply refers to him in an indirect fashion. So once again is his name mentioned at all? sith1 14:26, 30 Aug 2012 (UTC)

  • This is answered in the second paragraph of the Behind the Scenes section. For the future, this page is for questions related to changing the article, not talking about the subject. Questions that don't deal with the articles should be taken to the Knowledge Bank. NaruHina Talk Anakinsolo 19:07, August 30, 2012 (UTC)

5.1 Corrected spelling/grammar Edit

Spelling correction requested:

In the first paragraph, the article reads "He survived the activation of the Mass Shadow Generator superweapon during the war's final battle at the planet of Malachor V, which surrounded the planet with a destructive spacial phenomenon known as a mass shadow."

It should be "spatial", not "spacial".

  • Good catch, mate. :) NaruHina Talk Anakinsolo 21:43, October 13, 2013 (UTC)

Darth nihlus can never die even if in this game he did darth nihlus is living darkside and his sole manifests his mask so there for if his body dies his mask,would still be and someone would later be compelled to put it on and become nihlus

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