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Black Sun
Type: Star
Location: Wrarth Galaxy
Appearances: DWM: The Star Beast


The Black Sun was a star in the Wrarth Galaxy. When the orbit of the Meep homeworld shifted toward this star, a once peaceful race turned to wars of conquest under the banner of the Black Sun. (DWM: The Star Beast)

Note

It is never explicitly stated what about the rays of the Black Sun affected the Meeps. However, Meep starcruisers are powered by neutron piles, which are often referred to as miniature Black Suns. Exposure to a concentrated burst of neutron radiation from a starcruiser was able to temporarily render Humans violent but still susceptible to the will of the tyrannical Beep. (DWM: The Star Beast)


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Thomas Lightner (Earth-616)
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Real Name
Thomas Lightner
Current Alias

Aliases
Blacksun, Nth Man

Alignment

Affiliation
Former member of Nth Command (division of Roxxon Oil)

Relatives
Raymond Lightner, father (deceased); Lucinda Lightner, mother; Janice Lightner, sister

Universe

Base Of Operations

Characteristics
Gender

Height
6' 1"

Weight
190 lbs (86 kg)

Eyes

Hair

Status
Citizenship

Occupation
Sorcerer Supreme

Origin
Origin
Mutate


First appearance

Marvel Two-In-One #21
(November, 1976)

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History

Dr. Thomas Lightner was a scientist who rebuilt his father's Sky Cannon after his father Raymond disappeared during a mishap with the device. A similar mishap with the rebuilt device caused the energies from Raymond to merge with Thomas, giving Thomas giving him the powers of a black hole. Thomas' body could not contain these vast energies for long, and he collapsed and returned to his normal form.

Lightner was later contacted by the Nth Command to infilatrate and sabotage Project: Pegasus. Lightner hoped to use the project's Nth Projector to regain his previous powers. Lightner released Nuklo and allowed Thundra and the Grapplers in to cause destruction and distract the facility's staff. Lightner was supposed to use the Nth Projector to send the Project: Pegasus facility into another dimension, but instead used it on himself. Lightner was transformed into the Nth Man, a "living interdimensional vortex." Like a black hole, the Nth Man absorbs all nearby matter and energy into himself. All of the heroes at the facility were absorbed into him, and Wundarr the Aquarian was able to use his null field to shut off the Nth Man's powers.

Instead of being destroyed, the Nth Man entered the alternate Earth of Earth-S. There, he threatened to consume the sun, but the Squadron Supreme defeated him at great cost and were banished to Earth-616 for a time. Lightner became Sorcerer Supreme of Earth-712 by switching places with Benjamin Jones who restored the damage Lightner caused..

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Currently, he has magical powers, presumably on par with Dr. Strange.

As Blacksun, he could absorb all heat and light, and possessed a powerful gravity well, much like a black hole. He possessed great strength (@ Class 100) and durability. He could also bend matter and energy about his body to prevent them from striking him. Dr. Raymond Lightner's mind was dominant, although both were active.

As the Nth Man, he served as a living space warp, "a sentient singularity, drawing matter and energy into the nigh-infinite dimensions" of his own form. He could absorb all forms of matter and energy, growing larger and more powerful as he did so. There was no limit to this, and he would continue to enlarge until he absorbed an entire universe, at which point he would break through the dimensional barriers into another universe, and start the process all over again. He was vulnerable to nullifying his powers, such as via the null-field of the Aquarian. As he grew larger and more powerful, even this sort of attack, as well as attempts to shunt him into another dimension, would have limited effect.

Strength level

Class 100, at one point

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Black Sun
General information
Leader(s)
Notable members
Headquarters

Coruscant

Locations

Coruscant, Ord Mantell

Historical information
Fragmentation

33 BBY

Reorganization

c. 31 BBY

Dissolution

24 ABY

Restoration

c. 127 ABY

Other information
Era(s)
Affiliation

Underworld

"It is a vast criminal syndicate…its influence felt on every planet from the Core Worlds to the Outer Rim. Black Sun has existed for hundreds of years, and embedded itself in the very fiber of the galaxy. The resources at its disposal are almost limitless. The soldiers under its command number in the tens of thousands. The ignorant even call it the most powerful force in the known universe."
―Darth Sidious, and Darth Maul

Black Sun was the most powerful and infamous crime syndicate in the galaxy.

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Description

Black Sun held a massive amount of reach and influence, extending its tendrils of corruption deep in the various galactic governments of each era. It was infamous for its involvement in piracy and smuggling. But smuggling was just the tip of the iceberg of the galaxy-wide organization.[1] It was involved in every know type of illegal activity; its information networks rivaled the accuracy and scope of Imperial Intelligence.[2] The resources available to Black Sun rivaled those belonging to a large planetary army, including footsoldiers.[3]

Below the leader of Black Sun were nine Vigos (Old Tionese for "nephew"). Each Vigo ruled over his or her own territory and sector.

History

Late Republic Era

Alexi Garyn, head of Black Sun in 33 BBY.
"Do you wish Black Sun destroyed utterly?"
"No. One day it might prove useful to me, For now it must be thrown into disarray so it cannot threaten our designs.
"
―Darth Maul and Darth Sidious

Black Sun existed in some form or another for centuries, possibly originating from remnants of the Exchange. It was known to have existed as early as 3,623 BBY, where it controlled a large district of Coruscant at the time.[4] Although headquartered on Coruscant, its influence stretched the length of the galaxy. Around 33 BBY, Black Sun was headed by Alexi Garyn, who was killed by Darth Maul on his master's orders, as well as the other Vigos, severely damaging the organization.

During the Clone Wars, Black Sun dealt extensively with the plant Bota, which was found on the planet Drongar. Originally, Admiral Tarnese Bleyd was the main contact with Filba the Hutt for the smuggling. He was later assassinated by Kaird, a Nediji, following the death of the former operative Mathal. Another partnership was later established with Thula and Squa Tront to secure the bota. Upon learning that the bota was losing its potency, Kaird escaped from Drongar with a supply as a gift for his Vigos; it was subsequently discovered that the case was filled with explosives, in attempt at betrayal by Thula and Tront.

Humiliation at Tansarii Point Station

Black Sun had an interest in Tansarii Point Station. In 1 ABY, they had placed three bases of operations near Ord Mantell, from which they would commit acts of piracy against traders and civilians. A team of Black Sun slicers even managed to infiltrate the station.[5]

Black Sun's dominance in the system changed with the arrival of an unknown spacer, brought there by Han Solo and Chewbacca. The spacer ended up in the employ of Car'das, who were responsible for law enforcement in and around the station; this proved to have serious consequences for Black Sun.[5]

The spacer was involved in an operation that successfully removed the threat from the slicers and would also fight against the local Black Sun pirates in the Battle of Tansarii Point Station, in which all of the Black Sun commanders in the system were killed and most of the local Black Sun wing destroyed. As a result of the battle, the Black Sun presence in the system diminished drastically and their influence disappeared totally.[5]

Shortly after, the Black Sun tried to regain some influence in the Bright Jewel system, by attempting to purchase the Imperial-class Star Destroyer Blackguard off a rogue Imperial Captain, called Andal Sait.

Galactic Civil War

Darth Maul attacks a Black Sun stronghold.

During the early days of the Galactic Empire, Black Sun was led by Dal Perhi, though his mantle was soon usurped by a Black Sun captain named Xizor. The Falleen crimelord would lead Black Sun to unparalleled prestige by the onset of the Galactic Civil War. Assisting Prince Xizor was the feminine Human Replica Droid, Guri. Guri acted as bodyguard and assassin for the Falleen Prince. Under Xizor's leadership, Black Sun became so powerful that the Prince was considered by some Coruscant courtiers to be surpassed in power only by Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader. Black Sun's influence was tremendous. They had a practically limitless amount of credits; more than enough to finance any operation they wished to complete. They ruled the underworld and few individuals or organizations dared to cross them or pose a threat to them.[6]

The Zann Consortium

Xizor also dealt with a rival criminal organization, the Zann Consortium. In 3 ABY, Xizor hired Tyber Zann, leader of the Consortium, to steal tibanna gas from a mining facility on Bespin. In actuality, Xizor had laid a trap to dispose of Zann. Knowing Vader had recently subjugated the planet and Cloud City, he hoped the Dark Lord would intercede and eliminate his competitor. Instead, the move backfired on Xizor. Zann betrayed Xizor by planting evidence that pointed responsibility for the theft towards Black Sun. Vader quickly learned of this, furthering the rift between he and Xizor.[7]

3 ABY

Xizor had a personal reason to hate Vader: after an accident at a biological weapons laboratory on Xizor's homeworld Falleen in 7 BBY, the Sith Lord ordered the area and all of the contaminated Falleen to be "sterilized." The entire area and all living within—some 200,000 Falleen, including Xizor's family—were obliterated to prevent the spread of the deadly disease. It was a small price to pay for what could potentially have been, according to Vader, a planet-killing outbreak. Xizor deleted all records of his family's deaths to hide any apparent motives for a grudge against Vader. When Xizor learned that Luke Skywalker was the son of Vader, he planned to kill Skywalker, hoping to permanently discredit Vader in the eyes of the Emperor.[6]

Prince Xizor, galactic crimelord, with his bodyguard Guri.

By the Battle of Hoth, Xizor had found himself and his organization in close dealings with the Emperor. As part of a grand scheme to ultimately destroy the Rebellion and corrupt Luke Skywalker, Palpatine made good use of Xizor's legitimate enterprise, Xizor Transport Systems. XTS would contract 300 ships to the Empire to help transport construction material to the Death Star II construction site over the Sanctuary Moon of Endor. Palpatine's desire to involve Black Sun in his most personal orchestrations was to use the organization as a pawn to plant the secret construction plans to the second Death Star into the hands of the Alliance. Trusting Black Sun, the Alliance would believe that the plans they acquired were legitimate.[6]

Shortly before the Battle of Endor, Ororo Transportation tried to usurp control of spice operations in the Baji Sector, controlled by the Tenloss Crime Syndicate, an organization in league with Black Sun. In a move both to cripple Ororo and improve his stock with the Emperor, Xizor informed the Empire of an Ororo owned shipyard in the Vergesso Asteroids being used by the Rebellion as a repair dock. The Empire, under the personal command of Vader, quickly destroyed the shipyard and the majority of Rebel forces there; simultaneously, Xizor personally dispatched Guri to assassinate the leaders of Ororo.[6][8]

When Vader finally had evidence of Xizor's attempt to kill Skywalker, he confronted him in orbit over Coruscant. In his personal flagship Executor, Vader destroyed Xizor's personal skyhook, Falleen's Fist, with Xizor aboard. Additionally, Xizor's castle had been destroyed by Skywalker, Leia Organa, Chewbacca, Dash Rendar, and Lando Calrissian. The loss of its leader and so much of its infrastructure crippled Black Sun to an extent from which it would never recover.[6]

New Republic and beyond

Savan, Xizor's niece.

Several attempts to restore the power of the syndicate were made, including one by Xizor's niece Savan and one by the Jeodu Dequc, who termed his enterprise "Black Nebula."

In 6 ABY, as part of the New Republic's attempt to liberate Coruscant, sixteen of the galaxy's most notorious criminals were released from the prison colony on Kessel in order to cause disruptions that were intended to allow infiltration by New Republic agents, including the members of Rogue Squadron. This tactic backfired, as the released prisoners (including Zekka Thyne and former Moff Fliry Vorru) went on to successfully resurrect Black Sun.

By the time of the Thrawn crisis and the return of Palpatine, Black Sun was headed by Y'ull Acib. Working with Grappa the Hutt, he attempted to take control of the Imperial Interim Ruling Council, to no avail.

In 24 ABY, Czethros attempted to bring back the criminal syndicate to its former glory and to dominate the galaxy. He planned to take over by sending spies and operatives in the most key points in it, and sending them out all at once. He sent them in many places including Cloud City, Ord Mantell, Anobis, Kessel, and Crystal Reef. In their failed Kessel uprising, the New Jedi Order retrieved Czethros and the signal he planned to send. The New Republic, then one at a time, warned the locals, sent the signal to a planet, and arrested thousands of Black Sun agents across the galaxy and effectively destroyed the organization.

Darth Krayt's Galactic Empire

By the time of the Sith-Imperial War and the Second Imperial Civil War, Black Sun was active again, with its structure unchanged over the centuries. However, the organization had abandoned its former secrecy and now openly displayed its symbol on ships and stations to intimidate rivals and victims.[9] It was dealing in illegal Yuuzhan Vong weapons,[10], extortion [11] and was particularly active in the Outer Rim, where it was responsible for attacks on Imperial convoys[12].

Ships

Behind the scenes

The name of Black Sun came from an earlier Steve Perry book where it was the name of a mafia-type organization.[13]

Appearances

Sources

Notes and references

  1. Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card GameSquadrons Over Corellia (Card: Black Sun Smuggler)
  2. Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card GameSquadrons Over Corellia (Card: Black Sun Thug)
  3. Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card GameSquadrons Over Corellia (Card: Black Sun Minion)
  4. The Making of Coruscant
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Star Wars: Galaxies
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Shadows of the Empire (novel)
  7. Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
  8. Star Wars: X-wing Alliance
  9. Legacy Era Campaign Guide
  10. Star Wars Legacy 16: Claws of the Dragon, Part 3
  11. Star Wars Legacy 23: Loyalties, Part 1
  12. Star Wars Legacy 37: Tatooine, Part 1
  13. Steve Perry Interview

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Star Wars Fanon

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The Black Sun was a massive interplanetary crime syndicate that prospered under the rule of Prince Xizor. It was rivalled only by the Steel Legion.

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SWG Wiki

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Black Sun

The Black Sun thugs, assassins etc. are very good Soldiers placed on Yavin IV, Endor, and sometimes found on Dantooine.
Their level ranges from 81 elite to 88 elite. Approachable with a group of 1 - 2 CL 90 players.
The loot may be very good, like the Jetpack base or even Bounty Hunter armor items.

The Death Watch Bunker is filled with the Black Suns. The more Black Suns there are, the more difficult they are. Only enter the Death Watch Bunker with a high-end group.

As they wear Bounty Hunter armor, they may drop it. This is not the wearable version but a required component to craft Mandalorian armor. These pieces are mostly treated as "containers" at the bazaar terminal.

The Jetpack Base can no longer be obtained from dead Black Suns on any other planet than Yavin IV.

very large and common spawn of black sun mobs is wp 4245 -4296 on yavin

Star Wars Lore

Black Sun was a major crime syndicate with galactic reach and influence.

Black Sun existed in some form or another for centuries. Although headquartered on Coruscant, its influence stretched the breadth of the Galaxy. Around 32 BBY the Black Sun was headed by Alexi Garyn, who was killed by Darth Maul on his master's orders. Under the Black Sun leader were nine Vigos (Old Tionese for "nephew"). Each Vigo ruled over their own territory and sector.

During the Galactic Civil War, Black Sun was led by Prince Xizor, a reptilian Falleen. Under Xizor's leadership, Black Sun became so powerful that the Prince was considered by some Coruscant courtiers to be surpassed in power by only Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader.

Rivalry between Vader and Xizor was especially strong due to the fact that, after an accident at a biological weapons laboratory on Xizor's homeworld Falleen, Vader ordered all the Falleens who had been contaminated to be "sterilized" (i.e. they were killed). When Xizor learned that Luke Skywalker was Vader's son, he decided to kill Skywalker so as to foil Vader's plan to turn Luke to the dark side of the Force and embarass him in the eyes of the Emperor. However, when Vader learned of the scheme, he made sure Xizor paid with his life.

Black Sun's influence was tremendous indeed. They ruled the underworld and few individuals or organizations dared to cross them. The Tenloss Syndicate were hit particularly hard when they failed to pay the proper tribute to Black Sun as Xizor knew they were hiding a Rebel Shipyard in the Vergesso Asteroids. He leaked the information to Vader who then destroyed the shipyard and ruined Tenloss.

Black Sun never achieved its former glory after Xizor's death. Several attempts to bring the syndicate were made, including one by Xizor's niece, Savan, and one by Jeodu Dequc, who termed his enterprise "Black Nebula."

During the time of the Thrawn crisis and the return of Palpatine, Black Sun was headed by Y'ull Acib. Working with Grappa the Hutt, he attempted to take control of the Imperial Interim Ruling Council, to no avail. In 24 ABY, Czethros attempted to bring back the criminal syndicate to its former glory and to dominate the Galaxy though his attempts were thwarted by the New Jedi Order.


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