November 17, 2004

Darth Freaky Mask guy has a name.

If you poke around Obsidian Entertainment's website enough, you find that this creepy fellow has a name. Say Hello to Darth Nihilus. How that is pronounced or what it means I haven't a clue. Obviously it's a twisting of nihilism, but not a particularly good one.

The consensus amongst teenage boys geeky enough to speculate about such things is that Darth Nihilus is actually a Darthette, and should be the first female Sith Lord anywhere in Star Wars history.

Posted by Frinklin at November 17, 2004 10:33 PM

"Ni-hill-us"? Like "Nicholas"? Seriously?

Posted by: ensie at November 18, 2004 06:59 PM

What about the girls who played KoToR I? That would make Revan a female Sith Lord.

Posted by: Bill McCabe at November 18, 2004 07:05 PM

The canon ending to KOTOR seems that Revan was a girl and she turned to the dark side. Also, Nihilus is not a woman. There is a female Sith Lord in this game...

Posted by: XÆQ at December 13, 2004 02:02 PM

um... why would we need to poke around a website, just play the game, when you fight him you learn his nameand for those of you who havnt beaten the game, when you fight him you will have a little conversation in the middle, get the blind girl to sacrifice herself, it makes nihilus alot weaker

Posted by: wee...d at December 21, 2004 05:00 PM

Darth nihilus is nothing but a force eater his purpose is to learn the force more then he knows and use it to kill it he feeds from destruction

Posted by: Darth Owned at December 28, 2004 08:02 PM

Also darth nihilus is a man and it depends on wich storyline you follow in KOTOR1 wich effects KOTOR2 from Revan being man or woman, and kreia/Darth traya is the first female sith a way

Posted by: Darth Owned at December 28, 2004 08:03 PM

Nihilus is pronounced "nee-hill-us" and is Latin meaning a great emptiness. While I think the pronounciation doesn't sound too intimidating, it's fitting for the character as he is the shell of a man. He's empty until he can feed on an entire world.

Posted by: Darth Texas at January 21, 2005 03:18 PM

Revan is a male .....Nihilus is a male.......thats all folks

Posted by: Wolfman at February 13, 2005 04:56 AM

Nihilus is something else. I don't really understand his significance in this game. Maybe if he had a little bit more of a back story, he would be a bit more intimidating. The same with Sion.

Posted by: English at February 20, 2005 07:28 PM

The canon ending in both KotORs is the light one. And in canon, both the Exile and Revan is male.
And what about Darth Xio Jade? She was a sith lord too!


Posted by: Zexion at February 27, 2005 02:10 PM

did kreia come before xio jade? does visas actually reveal nihilus' identity in any the endings- i didnt get to see who it was.

sion's significance (and nihilus) is to show that living solely with the Force leaves a person empty and lifeless. In a way, the council show this too, as they would've let the republic die in order to lie in the Force.

Kreia says you are strong because you gave up the Force after Malachor V, and continued on as a Jedi/Sith afterward.

Anyone got any idea what Revan went to face after he went to Malachor? I'm after more specifics than 'the true sith'.

Posted by: ashman at March 4, 2005 01:25 AM

The game was rushed, and consequently ended up sucking. I loved 1, but this follow-up (especially the ending) is a joke. If I saw any of the hosers from obsidian, I would beat them with a pair of fag sticks I borrowed from their parents. Then, I would suffocate them by covering their face 4 times over in stupid bumper stickers.

Posted by: themanwhowouldwaitforabettergame at April 4, 2005 11:47 PM

For all you people asking about Star wars KOTOR2
answers.Listen, Revan went to the outer reigns
of space to fight the true Sith in hiding
waiting for a great war of something.And
for the guy who said he would beat up the
obsidian, YOU RULE!!!!!!!!!!!The game's ending
suck totally Ass!And the Exile iis most likely
a guy.

Posted by: Regtor at May 3, 2005 03:13 PM

my game keeps locking up when i defeat darth nhilus. any idea why and if so how can i stop it?
please contact my e mail adress if you have any ideas.

Posted by: abdab316 at May 11, 2005 03:36 AM

So much imagination here! Now, let us seperate fact from fiction.

Nihilus - Is a male Miraluka. A creature that lives and breathes according to the force. Nihilus is NOT Kreia, and is not Revan. A being of pure force thats only purpose in life is to harness and feed off of the force, this is important to discovering what will drive a Miraluka (those that are left after their world was destroyed) to the Dark Side.

Revan - (according to the game's history) was a female, who saved the republic but reverted to the dark side once again. (After all, we know who the evil member of the species is after all, right?). Revan continued on to the reaches of uncharted space to look for the True Sith. Someone wanted to know what he was looking for? Well that is it, there is no particular species or race she was looking for, she was simply looking for the strongest manifestation of the force that she could find. This is important in that you can see WHY Revan would've encountered the Miraluka, possibly leaving her influence on them... Not that they weren't capable in the first place, but still.

Kreia - The only documented female Sith Lord. The Sith Lords are akin to the Jedi Masters - There isn't just 1 unless you're watching the movies. The Sith in itself is an ideal after all, not a followed code. Remember, the Jedi Masters and Sith Lords are both masters of the mind (as opposed to combat or detection). That should sound a big alarm as to what Kreia was / is.

If you're going to use the word "canonized/canonised" please use it properly. Since we're talking about a literary canon, no, the script for KOTOR2 is not, and will never be canonized.

GL with finding information about KOTOR2, I found this site randomly via google and I will never be returning.

Posted by: Good lord at May 16, 2005 07:55 AM

Darth Xio Jade doesn't exist!!!!

Posted by: Bla at May 21, 2005 11:46 AM

Darth Nihilus is neither a man nor a woman. And it is pronounces Ni-hul-us I know about these things trust me I am a expert in Star Wars. Revan is male the story plays out more if it a male so it must be male as Revan HAHAHA

Posted by: Scoot at May 22, 2005 10:38 PM

I know of the True Sith if u wish to know MSN me at :P

Posted by: Scoot at May 22, 2005 10:40 PM

why sacrifice the blind girl to make him weaker? hes easy as heck....

Posted by: Styx at May 23, 2005 07:29 PM

Everybody nihilus and revan are males,and nihilus comes from the latin word nihil which means nothing,b/c he has no face.

Posted by: Elliott at May 28, 2005 08:03 AM

have a look at starwars- union .de(i know it is german but maybe one of you guys is half german or something like that ) there it says and that is confirmed by GL that revan was/is a man and the good story ending is the right one

Posted by: jomo at May 29, 2005 06:53 AM

umm... revans a chick... they say "She" and "her" when they are talking about her in the 2nd game... my ogd, dont make claims if you havnt played the 2nd game people... and Obsidian sucks, bring back Bioware!!!

Posted by: infamy at May 30, 2005 04:17 AM

Okay, people look, Revan is a dude... No arguments k? YOU get to choose if he was a male or female in the second game in one of the first conversations you have. But in the Canon Revan is a DUDE!!!

Posted by: Lord_Revan at May 30, 2005 04:08 PM

Canon states that both Revan and Exile are Male/Lightside. This isn't a guess, it's fact. Kotor 2 let's you choose how the first ended, whether Male or Female, and Light or Dark. But the Canon is Male Light for both games.

Posted by: Me at June 18, 2005 02:54 AM

Shut up Me, Revan is a guy simple as that, true as that.

Posted by: Leader of the great empire Sushi X (Regtor) at June 21, 2005 06:22 PM

Can anyone tell me if you get that mask that darth Nihilus wears in the game??

Posted by: Zambya at June 22, 2005 04:31 PM

Zambye u can get it on ebay and reavan IS A GIRL!it says so in swkotor

Posted by: Darth Guy at July 4, 2005 08:32 AM

first off its pronounced ni-ill-lus as in annihilate

he's a man

and he does have a face, he's wearing a mask.

Posted by: yes at July 8, 2005 02:59 PM

LS Male Revan
LS Male Exile

(Although I wished it were a Female Exile)

Nihili was a man. Well, before he became nothing.
You can choose Revan and the Exile's gender, but who ever says Revan was a woman in Canon and keeps repeating it when its not true is an idiot.
Check the Star Wars Databank on the Starforge/ KOTOR Characters.

Posted by: Burn at July 19, 2005 06:52 AM

Hello! Haiyo! Canon Revan is a guy!

Posted by: Leader of the great empire Sushi X (Regtor) at July 21, 2005 05:58 PM

That's funny. Revan was mentioned as female throughout the entirety of the game. You think KOTOR2 maybe pulling from KOTOR1's game saves??

Posted by: Hey you at July 22, 2005 06:46 AM

If Revan and the exile are light i am going to kill obsidian and bioware!

Posted by: Hey! at August 3, 2005 11:17 AM

Nihilus was obviously a man before he underwent some kind of hidious tranformation(s). Kreia says so.

"He, if he can be called a man any longer..."

And I think, by default, Revan's a guy too. Just play KOTOR 2 and say to Atton Revan is a woman, and sometimes throughout the game a few people such as G0-T0 still refer Revan as a he.

The Exile, I'm not too sure of.

'If Revan and the exile are light i am going to kill obsidian and bioware!'

And why is that? I think it's pretty apparant (spl?) that the Light Side endings for both games are the true endings and the Dark Side endings are just alternate reality's. It's tradition. Good ultimately triumphs over evil in the end.

Posted by: Zero at September 3, 2005 03:03 AM

"I'm after more specifics than 'the true sith'"

The 'true Sith', are what remains of the ancient Sith that built the tombs and temples on Korriban and Malachor V. It seems that, after Naga Sadow's defeat, the surviving Sith retreated into the Unknown Regions to rebuild their numbers, and decided to strike at the Jedi and the Republic when the time is right. That was 1000 years ago. They've already striken the Republic and Jedi. They manipulated the Mandalorians to go fight the Mandalorian wars. Wether Mandalore (Canderous' predocessor) was being controlled or doing it out of his own free will is unknown for now.

Obviously, they had no idea that starting this war to weaken the ranks of the Jedi would propell events that would grow out of their control (such the 'birth' of Darth Nihilus).

Mind you, this is pure speculation. But it does seem to be the only possible, and sensible, explanation.

Posted by: Zero at September 3, 2005 05:46 AM

Well, this is an old thread...

But, look at this.

Revan, was a male. Kreia says so. And to the noob who says he's female because of KotOR2, you're wrong. Atton thought Reven was a female, but heh, I'd rather trust the Master who taught Revan for many years...

Nihilus, was also a man, until he turned to the art of 'hunger'.

Canonologically (SP?), Revan was a Male, ending with Light Side, and Exile was Male, ending with Light Side.

One thing bugs me to hell though, why is there a female on the KotOR1 box?

Posted by: Darth Solus at October 10, 2005 10:49 AM

Darth Nihilus was a man fighting on M. 5!
He was crushed into the planet along with everyone else cought in the ithorians ShadowCaster.

He and Sion both were the only ones strong enough to remove themselves from the planet.

Also the old ship Nihilus camands was his ship back in the war, which he removed with himself when he became THE VOID!

Posted by: THE TRUTH at October 12, 2005 03:21 PM

HEY Darth solus, smart one, you were like

'One thing bugs me to hell though, why is there a female on the KotOR1 box?'

stupid, thats bastilla, obviously you just got the box and are probably still in upper city taris even after a whole month....your a noob

Posted by: Spelf at November 6, 2005 06:13 PM
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