Over 50% of the body, right eye
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Darth Skotia was a male human Dark Lord cyborg who served as a subordinate to Darth Thanaton during the Cold War between the Galactic Republic and the resurgent Sith Empire. One of the more influential Sith on Dromund Kaas, he was a bitter rival of his subordinate, Lord Zash.
In 3,643 BBY, Skotia learned of Zash's attempts to unlock the secrets of an artifact of Tulak Hord. He sent one of his apprentices, Ortosin, and two agents to assassinate her new apprentice on Korriban but they failed. When the apprentice arrived on Dromund Kaas, Skotia intercepted the Inquisitor at the spaceport and attempted to intimidate them. News of this infuriated Zash. Knowing that she couldn't kill Skotia, for a power play would make the Dark Council nervous, she decided to dispatch her apprentice, Kallig, instead to infiltrate Skotia's base, which was guarded by a Skotia's army-sized force.
Gathering a tablet that would force Skotia's Trandoshan bodyguards, Skeesk and Skarsk, to abandon him and a cyborg prototype disruptor that could disable someone who is 50% or more cyborg, the Apprentice confronted Skotia in his chambers with Khem Val and the Sith Lord. He killed the bodyguards when they turned on him, but the cyborg disruptor greatly weakened him enough to be killed. The cyborg was defeated, and his cybernetics weakened him from the dark side, and he was no match against the powerful Inquisitor. With his last breath, Skotia realized that Zash must have spent years plotting his demise, and realized that the Sith would always betray one another. He warned her apprentice that she would turn on her/him before he died.
News of Skotia's death didn't go unnoticed. Darth Thanaton accused Zash of murdering Skotia but couldn't prove it as many could claim that she was in the Nexus Room Cantina the whole time. Zash was then elevated to Darth and gained access to Skotia's position and assets.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
To receive the title of "Darth", Skotia must have had considerable power, enough to outmatch a Sith Lord at least. Even Zash recognized that he'd be near impossible to defeat without the mechanisms/weapons her apprentice gathered. When his bodyguards turned against him, he showed his incredible abilities with telekinesis discarding of them rather easily. He was also proficient with Force rage, enacting it during his duel with the apprentice. Even though he was weakened considerably by Zash's apprentice's weaponry, he still presented a challenge in the lightsaber duel that ensued when he attacked the apprentice but was ultimately defeated.
Personality and traitsEdit
Skotia to many Sith, especially Darth Zash was seen as a brutal, malevolent cyborg .
However when Skotia was killed and Zash was given his chambers and assets, she was surprised that Skotia had vast amounts of research and knowledge in his chambers never knowing he was that intellectual and admitted that she didn't want him dead for his impeccable curiosity to gain knowledge.
Behind the scenesEdit
"Skotia" is likely derived from the ancient Greek σκοτία (skah-tee-uh) meaning "darkness."
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)