The Darth Stryfe lightsaber is a single-bladed red lightsaber wielded by the Sith Lord Darth Stryfe. Darth Stryfe is a Legacy era human male Sith Lord who serves Darth Krayt’s One Sith Order. Although many members of the One Site Order wield lightsabers with craggy, coral-like hilts, the Darth Stryfe lightsaber is metallic and smooth in texture.
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Darth Stryfe Lightsaber in Star Wars Legends
The Sith Lord Darth Stryfe serves the Darth Krayt’s One Sith Empire during the Second Imperial Civil War. Stryfe is selected a Krayt’s Fist, the leader of the military, during the conflict. Stryfe orchestrates the Imperial search for Jedi on the planet Ossus. Despite Stryfe hearing whispers in the Force, the group does not find anyone. Stryfe orders them destroy the seemingly abandoned Jedi Temple. The Jedi, who had been hiding, escape to the Hidden Temple.
After the captured Cade Skywalker escapes from Krayt’s Hands Darth Talon and Darth Nihl, Krayt promotes Darth Stryfe to Hand, replacing Darth Nihl. Darth Reave meets with Darth Krayt in order to warn the Sith Lord about Cade Skywalker’s plan to kill Darth Krayt. Reave, who had unknowingly been infected by a rakghoul plague, transforms into a rakghoul mutant and lunges to attack Darth Krayt. Darth Stryfe intercepts the creature, striking him down.
Krayt along with Darth Stryfe, Darth Talon, and Darth Maladi meet with the ancient Sith Lord Muur, who proposes an alliance. Meanwhile, Cade Skywalker and Celeste Morne attack the group of Sith Lords. During the battle, Morne commands rakghoul to attack Darth Krayt. Stryfe lashes out at the creatures, defending Krayt from attack until Darth Krayt unleashes Force lightning on the rakghoul. Next, Darth Stryfe engages in a lightsaber duel with Cade Skywalker. Stryfe is severely injured in the skirmish. The One Sith are defeated in the battle.
Darth Krayt’s trusted advisor, Darth Wyyrlok, recovers the severely injured Darth Stryfe, Darth Talon, and Darth Maladi. In order to seize power, Wyyrlok decides to use Force lightning to kill the badly injured Darth Krayt.
As Darth Stryfe begins recovering from his injuries, the Sith Lord demands to see his master Darth Krayt. Wyyrlok deceives Stryfe, explaining that Krayt is in stasis and that Wyyrlok represents the will of Krayt and must take control of the One Sith Empire. Stryfe believes the lie and swears allegiance to Darth Wyyrlok.
Duel with Wolf Sazen and Death
When Darth Krayt unexpectedly emerges alive, the Sith Lord kills the deceitful Darth Wyylok. Stryfe again swears his allegiance Krayt. Stryfe oversees an attack on the Hidden Temple of the Jedi. The Sith struggle to break through the defenses. The Jedi and their allies attack the Sith Empire’s capital shortly thereafter. During the battle, Wolf Sazen and Darth Stryfe attack each other simultaneously resulting in mutual destruction. Skywalker kills Darth Krayt. Darth Nihl orders the surviving Sith to go into hiding.
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