Chaos, referred to as Hell in Corellian mythology and also known as The Void, was the region of the Netherworld of the Force inhabited by the spirits of deceased Dark Lords of the Sith, Dark Jedi, and the spirits of all evil sentient beings who had died.[source?] In Naboo mythology, Chaos was envisioned as a dark pit kept closed by six impenetrable gates.
- "Similarly, Chaos is where dead Sith Lords are believed to dwell in torment."
- ―Darth Plagueis
The Dark Underlord was said to have been summoned from the realm of Chaos by a Sith Acolyte during the New Sith Wars. Palpatine's soul fell into this realm following his final death, where he would be a wandering, disembodied spirit residing in perpetual madness. Marka Ragnos's spirit was summoned from Chaos by Tavion Axmis and the Disciples of Ragnos, though Ragnos was summarily defeated and returned to the netherworld by Jaden Korr. It was believed that if a Force user's body perished after a failed attempt at transferring essence, the user's life energy was lost and dispersed in Chaos. Darth Plagueis once reported that, according to legend, those who failed to punish their enemies during their lifetime would be forced to harbor their ill feelings in Chaos forever. Plagueis, however, didn't believe Chaos was a real place, but only the perception of imminent dissolution some beings felt when they died. In his opinion, only stronger minds who refused the loss of their identity would perceive this pain. Chaos was also briefly referenced by House Palpatine Patriarch Cosinga Palpatine, citing that House Palpatine was one of the six gates separating Chaos.
Chaos in languageEdit
- "Then I'll see you in hell!"
- ―Han Solo
"Chaos take me" was also sometimes used as a mild expletive, when the speaker decided to do something they knew was not very wise. Saying "Go to Hell" or "See you in Hell" were similarly used as expletives meant to insult or threaten whoever the speaker was saying them to. Another use was in the phrase, "There will be Hell to pay." They can also be used when either startled or if expressing disbelief regarding someone's story, evidenced by the phrases "What the hell is that?" and "Like hell you did!", respectively. A similar phrase, "Where the hell are you going?!", can also be used in the context of the former.
Behind the scenesEdit
In Traitor, Jacen Solo asks where in the Nine Corellian Hells he is. This is a clear reference to Dante's Inferno, with its nine levels of Hell. Also, the Naboo thinking of a dark pit with seven gates could make an indirect reference to Tartarus in Greek Mythology.
Hell was used twice as an expletive in the Clone Wars episode Rookies during its initial airings, although it ended up censored in subsequent reairings.
- Dark Empire Sourcebook (As "the void")
- The Essential Guide to Characters (First mentioned as a realm)
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Hoth Limited (Card: Frostbite)
- Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire trading cards (Card: ) (as "heck," used as expletive)
- The Emperor's Pawns"—Star Wars Gamer 5 "
- (as "hell," used as expletive)
- The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels (as part of a ship's name)
- (Picture only)
- TIE Fighter: The Official Strategy Guide (as "Hell", used as expletive.)
- TIE Fighter Collector's CD-ROM: The Official Strategy Guide (as "Hell", used as expletive.)
- Inside the Worlds of Star Wars Episode I
- Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Dark Empire Sourcebook
- ↑ The Essential Guide to Characters
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: Darth Plagueis
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side
- ↑ Empire's End 2: Rage of the Emperor
- ↑ Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
- ↑ The Dark Side Sourcebook
- ↑ Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu
- ↑ Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rookies"
- ↑ Star Wars 6: Is This the Final Chapter?
- ↑ Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
- ↑ Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
- ↑ Star Wars 10: Behemoth from the World Below