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In ancient times, on Corellia, Lord Nyax was what parents threatened their children with if they didn't eat their stewfruit or go to bed on time.
~ Luke Skywalker, on Lord Nyax.

Lord Nyax is a minor antagonist in the Star Wars Legends continuity. He is a demon in Corellian folklore.

Biography

The Nightmare Legend

In times that were considered ancient by 27 ABY, the evil spirit known as Lord Nyax took the form of a scary old man in a reaper's clothing. Nyax was used by Corellian parents to frighten children into compliant behavior. Adults typically used phrases such as "If you keep on being a bad boy, Lord Nyax will come for you." He was described either as a monstrous pale ghost or as a man shrouded in a dark cloak, with sickly yellow eyes, a hooked nose, sharp teeth and long nails. The latter depiction shared many similarities with the appearance of the Galactic Emperor Palpatine. and, more generally speaking, with the cosmetic effects of dark side corruption. Though not real, Nyax was believed by a cult to be real, and was worshipped as a god from them. Leader`s of the cult would take up the name of their deity. During the Galactic Civil War, the Lord Nyax story became associated with Darth Vader, who also appeared, appearing randomly, to kidnap and exterminate Force-sensitive children in the dead of night before they could grow to become Jedi and a threat to the New Order. Following this assimilation, the Lord Nyax legend spread from Corellia all over the galaxy during the early years of the New Order. During the time of the Galactic Civil War, by 1 ABY, a group called the Cult of Lord Nyax had formed, that worshiped Nyax. The cultists donned dark cloaks in honor of their god and ruthlessly caused a number of terrorist attacks in his name. Their leader himself took up the name Lord Nyax, but was eventually killed by a spacer. The Followers of Nyax, another organization, also adored the evil ghost and promoted radical anti-Jediism. When Darth Vader traveled to Corellia to hunt down remaining Jedi, the Followers saw him as the reincarnation of their god, given that he was acting like Nyax by kidnapping children in night. In 27 ABY, Irek Ismaren, son of Sarvec Quest, got his mind snapped. After hearing the name "Nyax" in the minds of his victims, he adopted the identity of Lord Nyax, after the mythological one. He, however, bears no resemblance to the folklore Nyax. Irek continued to terrorize the world of Coruscant, and eventually was crushed to death under piles of rubble. However, rumors reported that Irek may have survived, though this is debatable.

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Not much is known about Nyax's personality, but folklore seems to heavily imply that he is a really sadistic demon who takes delight in torturing and harming others, espically children.

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