The title Son of Suns was referred to in an old Force prophecy that foresaw a galactic savior. Around a century prior to the Clone Wars, this prophecy became the focal point for the people of Thyrsus, in particular the Sun Guard military order. This fixation was encouraged by the clandestine Sith Order of that time, which usurped the savior role in order to further their agenda. By Palpatine's time, the Guard were loyal Sith soldiers.
Behind the scenesEdit
"Son of Suns" is a reference to a prophecy that was included in an earlier draft of the script that eventually became Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.
- "…And in the time of greatest despair, there shall come a savior, and he shall be known as THE SON OF THE SUNS."
- ―Journal of the Whills, 3:127