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Dark Reaper
Production information
Type

Superweapon

Creators

Sith

Created

Around 5,000 BBY[1]

Destroyed

22 BBY

Discovered
Usage and history
Era(s)
Affiliation
"If Dooku restores the Reaper, it will mean the end of the Republic."
Mace Windu

The Dark Reaper was a superweapon created during the Great Hyperspace War (5,000 BBY).[1]

Contents

Characteristics

The Dark Reaper worked by harvesting the Force using the Force Harvester, a device that killed anything within range by draining its Force energy and focusing it into beams that dealt massive damage to any object. However, the Reaper could not harvest a wound in the Force.

The Reaper was also equipped with dark side-powered turbolasers. In order to defeat the Dark Reaper, an ancient Jedi Knight named Ulic Qel-Droma taught the Jedi Knights how to withstand the Dark Reaper's effects.

History

Great Sith War

During the Great Sith War, the Krath rediscovered a weapon of mass destruction created by the Sith during the Great Hyperspace War and used it against the Galactic Republic.[1] As it needed massive amounts of energy to function, the Krath had it target the Living Force to provide power. When fallen Jedi Ulic Qel-Droma returned from the Krath he taught the Jedi how to defeat the Reaper. After the war, the Jedi Order scattered the Reaper's pieces to the far corners of the galaxy.

Clone Wars

Anakin Skywalker enters Ulic Qel-Droma's tomb to learn how to stop the Dark Reaper.

Four thousand years later, during the Clone Wars, Count Dooku and his mercenary Cydon Prax scoured Raxus Prime for the Force Harvester. It was a vital part in reconstructing the Dark Reaper to destroy the Galactic Republic. He used Cydon Prax to activate the Force Harvester destroying the forest on a Kashyyyk moon as a test of its power. To test its power, he planned to use it on captured Wookiees, Bera Kazan and Anakin Skywalker, whom he'd captured on Raxus Prime. The wave of energy given off killed half of the thriving forest on the moon. Anakin and Bera barely escaped the wave, and then contacted the Republic to warn them of what Dooku had uncovered. Dooku then used the Harvester to collect energy on Mon Calamari, Agamar, and Bakura.

Dooku searched the galaxy and found the pieces of the Dark Reaper. The exact locations are unknown, but Mace Windu stated that it was separated into the furthest reaches of the galaxy, making Outer Rim systems likely choices. Dooku then went to Thule and activated the Dark Reaper in an ancient Sith city on the planet. On Rhen Var, Anakin Skywalker went to the tomb of Ulic Qel-Droma for information on how to withstand the effects of Dark Reaper and the Harvester. Shortly after the Dark Reaper was revived, Anakin led an attack on the city and destroyed the Reaper using his TX-130 fighter tank, disobeying an order from Obi-Wan Kenobi to wait for backup. Although Anakin did manage to destroy the Reaper, the knowledge he gained from Qel-Droma caused him to act more arrogantly towards Obi-Wan, and indirectly led him to take a step towards the path to the dark side of the Force.

Appearances

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars video game (First appearance)

Sources

Notes and references


This article uses material from the "Dark Reaper" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.







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