- "A thousand Jedi died cursing Darth Desolous. Now, you too shall scream my name!"
- ―Darth Desolous[src]
Desolous was born nearly 3,500 years before the Clone Wars. His lust for battle led him to the dark side and in search of Sith teachings. He was expelled from the Jedi Order, took on his Sith name and vowed to have his revenge.
After returning to his homeworld of Utapau, Desolous began training an army of Pau'ans in his own style, using cortosis alloy shields and melee weapons. He eventually rallied his army against the Jedi, ambushing Jedi Knights across the galaxy, leading to the slaughter of nearly two thousand Jedi. With each victory, he grew more reckless and bold, his hatred against the Jedi eclipsing all his other emotions. He was lured into a trap at Yaga Minor, his army engaging a small force of Jedi Knights. A large Jedi fleet emerged from hyperspace, preventing his retreat, and, outnumbered and outmatched, Desolous' army was destroyed and the Sith himself killed by, as he claimed, the entire Jedi Council.
Likely due to his skill in battle, a holographic simulation of Desolous was created by the Jedi as a training program. The program was ultimately incorporated into the formal Jedi Trials, with Jedi battling it within the specialized Trials chamber. The program managed to survive the Great Jedi Purge, as the Trials Chamber systems continued to project it despite the ruined state of the chamber.
Duel against StarkillerEdit
- "Join us, Jedi!"
"I am no Jedi, dead man!"
- ―Darth Desolous and Starkiller[src]
As Marek was walking along a corridor of the Jedi Temple, Desolous leapt at Marek and attacked him with Force Lightning. The program told the aspiring boy that a thousand Jedi died cursing him, and asserted that Marek would do the same before swiftly attacking. After a brief lightsaber duel, Marek used the Force to slam Desolous into a large statue of Emperor Palpatine installed in the room, pulling the monument down onto the long forgotten Sith Lord, crushing the Pau'an and ending the program.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
Darth Desolous was able to conjure a set of red Force Lightning.
Desolous fought with a single-bladed red lightsaber and a shield, similar in design to those his people used, which was able to resist a lightsaber.
Behind the scenesEdit
This character was first mentioned on Leland Chee's blog in 2006, where his name was said to be inspired by the word desolate. In the video game, entering PAUAN as a cheat code, enables Darth Desolous as a playable character.
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game (PS2, PSP and Wii versions only) (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: Prima Official Game Guide
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia