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Come. Stand before me, and revel in the power of the Dark Council. Allow your body to betray you. Allow your blood to boil, and your heart to slow. Everything that is not of the dark side will be purged—or it will be tainted.
~ Darth Jadus

Darth Jadus was a powerful, enigmatic, and dangerous Sith Lord who sought to plunge the Galaxy into chaos and from that rise up to rule. He appears several times in the Imperial Agent's story and serves as one of the Agent's greatest enemies, or possibly master. He is the main antagonist of the first act of the Imperial Agent Storyline in Star Wars: The Old Republic.

History

Little is known of Darth Jadus or who he is, with the Sith Lord being an enigma even to his peers. What is known is that he was second in power to only the Sith Emperor himself and also came to control Imperial Intelligence, exerting his influence over the organization. He also fathered a child who he turned into an apprentice, Darth Zhorrid, but was left disappointed with her and thus came to view her as an expendable failure that he felt nothing for. In fact, Jadus later planned to have her killed so he could reclaim his seat on the Dark Council.

Typically presenting himself as completely dispassionate, Jadus concerned himself little with the petty squabbles of his fellow Dark Councilors and instead pursued his own personal agenda. In truth Jadus planned to plunge the entire galaxy into chaos that would be devastating to both the Republic and the Sith, and from this Jadus would rise up to seize power for himself, in his own words uniting all of the Empire's citizens with fear. He also faked his death so as to better pursue his goals without intervention from the other Dark Councilors, he manipulated a terrorist network led by the Eagle to cover his plans. 

The Imperial Agent known as Cipher-9 eventually came into conflict with Darth Jadus, who revealed that he had orchestrated his plans in such a way that no matter what choice the Imperial Agent made he would be victorious. Specifically, he had half the codes to his superwoman and Cipher-9 had the other half. If Cipher-9 refused to enter the codes, the weapons would fire randomly and kill millions. If Cipher-9 gave in and entered the codes, Jadus would have what he wanted at which point he would slay the Imperial Agent, who had no chance of besting Darth Jadus in a straight up fight. Jadus offered the Agent a place at his side in exchange for their cooperation, but whether or not Cipher-9 chose to join Jadus or try and stop him is up to the player. And though his plan was seemingly airtight, it was possible for Cipher-9 to convince Darth Jadus that his plan was doomed to failure, at which point he willingly surrendered, also making it clear to the Imperial Agent that he now both respected and despised him/her. Darth Jadus was then forced to flee.

Alternatively, Cipher-9 took Darth Jadus up on his offer and aided him in his plans, culminating in him allowing Darth Jadus to re-seize control of Imperial Intelligence and mold it in his image once again.

Trivia

  • His nickname "Jadus" is an anagram of "Judas", an archetype of traitor in Bible.
  • He shares some similarities with Isaac Ray Peram Westcott, both of them want to plunge a universe and the galaxy in chaos and despair and one of the most remarkable facts about their name is that both had their names are based on characters from the Bible, the name "Isaac" means "He Who Laughs" in Hebrew from the Hebrew Bible.

Gallery

           Star Wars: The Old Republic Villains

Sith Empire
Leader: Sith Emperor Vitiate
Dark Council: Darth Acharon | Darth Arctis | Darth Arho | Darth Arkous | Darth Azamin | Darth Baras | Darth Charnus | Darth Decimus | Darth Drear | Darth Ekkage | Darth Hadra | Darth Howl | Darth Igrol | Darth Jadus | Darth Karrid | Darth Marr | Darth Mekhis | Darth Mortis | Darth Nox | Darth Nyriss | Darth Ravage | Darth Thanaton | Darth Vengean | Darth Vowrawn | Darth Zhorrid
The Empire's Wrath: Scourge
Sith Lords: Aloysius Kallig | Ashara Zavros | Darth Andru | Darth Angral | Darth Atroph | Darth Cendence | Darth Chratis | Darth Fastus | Darth Glovoc | Darth Gravus | Darth Ikoral | Darth Jaga | Darth Kallous | Darth Lachris | Darth Malgus | Darth Minax | Darth Nurin | Darth Ouzal | Darth Sajar | Darth Serevin | Darth Silthaar | Darth Skotia | Darth Sorranos | Darth Tormen | Darth Venemal | Darth Vich | Darth Viktus | Darth Vilus | Darth Xedrix | Darth Zash | Jaesa Willsaam | Khem Val | Lord Draahg | Lord Nefarid | Lord Praven | Lord Sadic | Lord Tarnis | Lord Vivicar | Vemrin | Vindican | Xalek
Military: Lieutenant Pierce | Malavai Quinn | Moff Broysc | Sith Trooper

Revan and Malak's Sith Empire
Bastila Shan | Calo Nord | Darth Bandon | Darth Malak | Darth Revan | Darth Voren | Saul Karath

Sith Triumvirate
Darth Traya | Darth Sion | Darth Nihilus

Eternal Empire
Leader: Arcann | Valkorion | Vaylin
Soldiers: Knights of Zakuul

Other Sith and Dark Jedi
Atris | Bengel Morr | Haazen | Ludo Kressh | Marka Ragnos | Naga Sadow | Simus

Other
Andronikos Revel | Eagle | General Vaklu | The Great Hunt Champion | Hunter | Rakghouls | Star Cabal | Tarro Blood | Visquis