Sith Lord Challenge

Introduction

The Sith Lord Challenge is going strong. Get your drawing featured alongside 20+ others in the gallery! All you have to do is:

  1. Draw your own conception of a Sith Lord. For our purposes, this is an evil space alien, of any species, which usually fights with a laser sword and psychic powers.
  2. Name your Sith Lord.
  3. Send me your entry over email, by text, or by Webmentioning this page. Most submitters have requested anonymity, so that will be the default: let me know if you want credit/attribution on this page.

(See Background for an explanation of how the Challenge came to be. To learn how I’ve been running the SLC, and get a better idea of my conceptions behind it, see this section.)

Acknowledgements

To each of you courageous people who have answered the Challenge: well done. I sincerely thank you for using your time and imagination at my prompting, and I congratulate you on having the mojo to participate in a public art exercise. This would have been nothing but a pipe dream without you.

Special praise is due to the creator of Darth Prius, MU. Thanks. You called the Sith Lord Challenge a movement, which makes you the first follower1.

Sith Lords

  1. Prengubi Cjiiiifgh [pronounced “prehng-GOO-bee kyee-ee-ee-eef” or /pɹεᶇ’gubi kji’i:i:if/]

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  2. Darth Prius [created by MU. The name is pronounced “PRY-us” or /’pɹaɪǝs/, not “PREE-us” like the car]

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  3. Darth Moba the Hutt™

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  4. Duglim Hohmschiz (MS-48)

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  5. Korgoth the World Destroyer [the creator notes that Korgoth is wearing socks and sandals]

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  6. Darth Vegtablor, Sith Lord by association of color and taste only

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  7. Sahr Eh Kolpa

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  8. Veex

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  9. Darth Asshole [created by Jaime]

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  10. Spins the Hypnotist

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  11. Darth “Big Boi” Maxwell [created by Ruby, and a recipient of the Prize for Benighted Dingusry]

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  12. Darth Alley [created by LB]

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  13. Darth Patrick Flat-Nuts [created by Larry]

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  14. Running Cat-Mask Ski-Sith [created by Mary]

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  15. Dominus Pectus [created by Fedora]

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  16. Darth Lord Kraetertorius [note that Kraetertorius “has an S rank in every stat”]

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  17. Darth Dick [“his ability to drink all the beer before you arrive is the ultimate evil,” declares the creator]

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  18. Darth Chef Cat

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  19. Darth Pthaaargh [the creator reminds would-be foes that Darth Pthaaargh’s two beefy arms can be used “for punching and strangling”]

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  20. Khz’zithr Mai’Tzo-Kol [created by E-16Man]

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  21. Unnamed Sith [created by Maddy; name forthcoming, along with final inked and colored version]

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  22. Darth Obliti [obliti is a conjugated form of the Latin participle “forgotten”]

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  23. Darth Preta [“an ancient revenant of a dead Jedi, who feeds off fallen Sith and Jedi to increase his power”; created by JW]

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  24. Saber-Tooth Lion

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  25. Zim Pi [created by Nicole. “She’s a Kaminoan and she’s angry.” Don’t be fooled: what appears to be a human nose is actually two Kaminoan nose slits, pierced with a nose ring.]

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The principal burst of activity is over, but participants continue to join in the fun. Give it a shot!

Background

On 2019-08-21, I discovered a crude cartoon of a fox-headed humanoid which I doodled a long time ago. I named the creature Prengubi Cjiiiifgh, and decided he was an original Star Wars character. Fan creations like Prengubi are labeled with the catchall abbrevation “OC” – “Original Content.”

Thereafter came inspiration.

I’ve been asking one person after another, “Would you like to see my Sith Lord OC?” If the other person answers in the affirmative, I follow these steps:

This has turned into a spectacular idea.

My Duties

As of 2019-09-03, the Sith Lord Challenge (SLC) has received 20 entries. Ryan Quest has been played by 25-30 people, which means the SLC is now a success on par with that project. Hitting this milestone gave me cause to reflect on the duties I’ve performed so far as the facilitator of the Sith Lord Challenge.

Examples from Star Wars

Well-known example Sith Lords from the Star Wars canon include Darth Vader, Darth Sidious AKA Emperor Palpatine, and Darth Maul. Others include Dooku AKA Darth Tyrannus, Darth Caldoth, Darth Plagueis, and Darth Revan.


  1. This is a video lecture by Derek Sivers on the importance of “first followers.” See https://sivers.org/dancingguy for more info.