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"They're a crime syndicate, hardly a force to rally with."
Pre Vizsla[src]

Black Sun was a criminal syndicate. At the time of the Clone Wars, the organization flourished as the Jedi Order focused more on military affairs and less on law enforcement. At this time, the syndicate was very influential throughout the galaxy and was run by a group of Falleen noblemen based on Mustafar.[4] During the war, they were coerced by Darth Maul into joining the Shadow Collective.[1]

After Palpatine transformed the Republic into his own Galactic Empire at the end of the Clone Wars, the Black Sun formed a durable relationship with the new autocratic government.[5] At the time of the New Republic's founding, the Black Sun was one of several major crime syndicates operating in the Outer Rim.[6]

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Black Sun members gather during the Clone Wars.

Behind the scenesEdit

Black Sun first appeared in the now-Star Wars Legends multimedia project Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, released in 1996 as a novel, comic book, video game, and more. During the development of "Eminence," the fourteenth episode of the fifth season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, it was decided that Darth Maul would be given a base of power within the criminal underworld. Dave Filoni, the show's supervising director, had remembered the Black Sun from Shadows of the Empire, and knew that the Expanded Universe showed Darth Maul as having fought against the Black Sun prior to the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. With that, Filoni and his team opted to bring Black Sun into the show.[7]

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