Star Wars fans of all ages have a love-hate relationship with the Sith Lords. There are only a few of them, and fans hate them for their evil and love them for what they add to the saga.
A new milestone in the comic book saga of Star Wars has been reached: a new Sith Lord has been added, and this time, the sith is a female–Lady Shaa.
For the first time, a lady Sith Master has been added to the Star Wars canon. She makes her debut in Darth Vader #22, in which Vader is brought up close and personal with the spirit of the Sith Lord Momin, who was only recently added to the canon. Momin was referred to earlier in the comic story, but fans didn’t know how powerful his role had been. Instead of him merely being a very strong presence on the Dark Side, fans discovered that Momin actually helped Darth Vader build a castle in which he hoped to bring Padme back to life.
Sith Lord Momin was chosen as an apprentice by the very powerful Lady Shaa.
Master Shaa isn’t the first powerful female on the Dark Side. She joins the likes of Darth Traya, Darth Zannah, Darth Cognus, Darth Talon and others. Disney, however, made only the Star Wars movies and Star Wars shows canonical, which means that those female siths became only legends in the saga, instead of official parts of the overall Star Wars story.
The relationship between Momin and Lady Shaa is not one that blossoms into the tale of a powerful duo. Rather, after Master Shaa makes it clear to Momin that he ranks well beneath her, he begins his own mission of revenge and power-seeking. We know Shaa falls, but we aren’t sure just yet where that happens in the timeline of the comic canon. Stay tuned!