Not all Forced Sith Lords are created equal: Find out how Darth Mawmin outranks Vader
The fabric of the Star Wars cosmos is made of light and dark, and out of the shadows emerges one man to challenge the establishment: the dark artist Darth Mawmin, with his single-minded focus, even Darth Vader becomes a Sith. See Askance. Beyond seeking power and control, Momin saw the dark side as an entity that could shape reality itself, and saw itself as a chisel rather than a sculptor.
This Lord of Darkness was not only able to impress with his art, but his legacy continued beyond his own death, defying the cycle of existence. Join me on this journey through the mini-history of the Sith, who left an indelible mark on Force canon even in his physical absence.
The mastermind behind Mustafa Palace
Darth Mawmin was not only a follower of the ancient teachings of the Sith, but also an innovator. In the hilarious Star Wars: Darth Vader #21, we learn about his story with the mask, an artifact that resonates with his spirit and reveals a disturbing truth: his understanding of the Force was vastly different from that of the Sith Lord. Momin arranges for Vader’s fortress to be built on Mustafa, a genius design that channels the dark forces until doors to unknown possibilities open.
While Vader saw the dark side as a tool, he saw Momma as a teacher to be admired for his creation. His perspective allowed him to use the Force in ways unimaginable to any other Sith, and through his artwork and inventions such as the Fermata Cage that could slow down time, he showed that his understanding of the dark side of the Force continued. Over rule.
Vader’s Discord: A force beyond destruction
With his personal connection to the Force, Vader believed in its superiority, without fully understanding its nature. In Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, he underestimated the power of technology over the Force, not realizing that it could be a conduit for the Force, a lesson that Moomin understood perfectly.
Immortality, that which many Sith longed for and which even Darth Plagueis the sage could not prove, was attained by Moomin. Unlike the Jedi, who retained their consciousness after death, Moomin preserved his spirit from physical destruction not once, but twice. His presence is felt again when the Knights of Ren confront the remnants of the Spirit in Star Wars: The Crimson Realm #4.
The Moomin Paradox: Sith or Jedi?
Lord Moomin achieved what no other Sith could with an approach closer to Jedi philosophy than traditional Sith. Rather than seeking to bend it to his will, he earned his eternal reward by serving the dark side with his art.
Darth Moomin’s story challenges established stereotypes and suggests a potentially transformative interpretation of the nature of his powers. It’s a myth that the Jedi and Sith prefer to keep in the shadows, but now in the Star Wars universe, it stands as proof that understanding the dark side and its power is a canvas upon which even a Sith can leave the wise. Make a mark.