discover Darth Tenebrous, the powerful Sith who precedes Darth Plagueis

Before Darth Sidious, there was Darth Plagueis. But before Darth Plagueis, there was Darth Tenebrous. Find out everything there is to know about Darth Tenebrous, the Master of Darth Plagueis, never before appeared in the cinematic universe Star Wars.

After Dark Tenebrous

Today, the most demonic, the most famous, the most calculating Sith is Darth Sidious. Also called Palpatine, the latter succeeded in overthrowing the Republic and taking control of the Galaxy. He created a whole Empire in his image and remains, without doubt, the most powerful Sith in creation.


Before Palpatine, there was Darth Plagueis, a powerful Sith who taught Palpatine the secrets of the dark side of the Force. The latter quotes his former Master during a sequence that has become cult in Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith. We don’t know much about Darth Plagueis, other than that he had succeeded in taming death, and that he was assassinated by Palpatine. If we know a few things about Darth Plagueis, we know even less about his own master: Darth Tenebrous.

Who is dark tenebrous?

Dark Tenebrous is a character from the universe Star Wars Legends. He made his first appearance in 2011. He was then readjusted in the canon universe in 2015 in Star Wars: Millennium Falcon #44. Subsequently, he was identified only as Tenebrous in the reference book Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Guide written by Pablo Hidalgo. Originally from the species of Bith, Darth Tenebrous has a more developed brain than average, which makes him a renowned scientist. He notably worked on the study of Midi-chlorians and on how to transfer one’s consciousness into the body of another.

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Born Rugess Nomethe character quickly took the nickname of Darth Tenebrous when he was trained in the Sith arts by an unknown Master. Like many other Sith after him, Darth Tenebrous decides to assassinate his Master to elevate himself to the status of Sith. Thereafter, Darth Tenebrous spread his influence throughout the political and social spheres of the Republic. Over time, he took many apprentices under his wing, including Darth Venamis And Darth Plagueis. Darth Tenebrous was also very adept at designing weapons, vehicles, and ships. And, there’s a good chance he’s the engineer behind the Scimitar, Darth Maul’s ship.

The story of Darth Tenebrous

Tenebrous also had an incredible gift for seeing the future, and he also predicted the future arrival of a Unique Sith which would put an end to the Rule of Two of Darth Bane which he considered absurd. He was also very interested in the prophecy of the chosenhaving the ambition to possess the body of this ultimate being of the Force.

He chooses Darth Plagueis as an apprentice with the aim of possessing him after his death. Darth Plagueis indeed possessed incredible abilities to act with Midi-chlorians. He hoped that Darth Plagueis becomes the Chosen One.

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Tenebrous then foresaw his apprentice’s betrayal. He then injected himself with a large dose of retrovirus of its design, which would transform part of its Midi-chlorians into organisms capable of maintaining consciousness even after death. He called them Maxi-chlorians.

When Darth Plagueis killed his master, Darth Tenebrous took refuge in Darth Plagueis’ consciousness. His goal was then to infiltrate the body of the future Chosen One. But he noticed that Darth Plagueis would not be the Chosen One, nor even his own apprentice: Darth Sidious. Darth Tenebrous quickly understood that Darth Plagueis was going to be assassinated by his own apprentice. Darth Tenebrous also understood that by having infiltrated Darth Plagueis, he deprived him of his ability to see the future and therefore to anticipate his assassination. Wanting to undo this, Tenebrous freed his apprentice. His consciousness then returned to his mummified remains. And since then, it has been rumored that Darth Tenebrous relives his own death over and over again…



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