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Lore

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"Nobody devours all of existence on my watch! I live in there."
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In the vast darkness of space are born terrible, beautiful things—Cosmic creatures of sublime love, and the unknowable monstrosities of the Dark Star. These are the children of silent gods, and they are finally coming home.[1]

Corrupted Celestials
  • Dark Cosmic Jhin Dark Cosmic Jhin
    Jhin was an interstellar entity, consumed by the Dark Star and given new purpose. Now his ageless mind is infected by visions of omnipotence, and consumed by an insatiable hunger. He scours entire regions of space seemingly on a whim, using the remnants to create bizarre, silent objets d'art.
  • Dark Cosmic Lissandra Dark Cosmic Lissandra
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Citrine, Emerald, Obsidian, Pearl, Rainbow, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Turquoise
    Once a cosmic entity charged with identifying future threats to the cosmos, her hunger for ever greater knowledge drew her into conflict with the Dark Star, which consumed her. Transformed into a mad doomsayer who sees a “true” universe in the ashes of this one, she has become the very end she once feared.
  • Dark Cosmic Lux Dark Cosmic Lux
    Once the right hand of Queen Ashe, Lux embraced the darkness in her heart, answering the mad call of the Dark Star. Finally seeing the truth, she rejects the Cosmic Court, instead serving her own dark ambition to quiet the banal noise of creation. For she now knows her true fate—to reign as Queen of a Dark Court, and rightful master of the Dark Star.
  • Dark Star Mordekaiser Dark Star Mordekaiser
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Antimatter, Emerald, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire
    Once a member of the Cosmic Court, Mordekaiser vanished from known space for an epoch—until now. Reborn and returned from an unknown destruction, Mordekaiser seems bent on unmaking the kingdoms of stars and light he once built. Though he still bears his Cosmic armor, the mind and figure within has been twisted and reforged to know only hatred and destruction.
  • Dark Star Varus Dark Star Varus
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Antimatter
    An interstellar titan containing multitudes within his eldritch mind, Varus serves the all-consuming Dark Star, a dread singularity born in the darkness of deep space. His arrival is a cataclysmic extinction event, erasing entire planetary systems as if they were never there.
Cosmic Corruptants
  • Dark Star Cho'Gath Dark Star Cho'Gath
    Spawned from the remnants of a star system crippled by famine, Cho'Gath is driven to feed on any celestial body that crosses his path. These feasts swirl into the twin black holes at his heart—as endless and ageless as his hunger.
  • Dark Star Jarvan IV Dark Star Jarvan IV
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Antimatter
    A mortal emperor unbound by the destruction of his world, Jarvan's essence has since been reforged by the ageless energies of deep space. His humanity and his people now lost forever, he stands ready to welcome the Dark Star incursion, in the final subjugation of all existence.
  • Dark Star Karma Dark Star Karma
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Aquamarine, Meteorite, Pearl, Peridot, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Turquoise
    Karma was a galaxy-spanning civilization dedicated to pacifism and personal enlightenment, unceremoniously erased from reality and reborn as a star-consuming horror. Devouring entire galactic systems, she enforces a dread order upon the cosmos, meditating in the vast oceans of emptiness where once there were stars.
  • Dark Star Kha'Zix Dark Star Kha'Zix
    The hunger of the abyss, Kha'Zix is an alien horror whose ceaseless appetite feeds the Dark Star. Appearing before planets like a titanic locust, it devours all it encounters—the power of a hundred thousand stars fueling its evolution into an ever-greater threat.
  • Dark Star Malphite Dark Star Malphite
    The remnants of a once lush and enormous exo-planet, the Dark Star consumed and reformed the broken cluster of planetary debris into a twisted consciousness, ever pulling others into its orbit, and unleashing oblivion upon all who cross its path.
    • Dark Star Malphite Prestige Edition Dark Star Malphite Prestige Edition
      Gilded by the Dark Star's touch and empowered through its radiance, Malphite barrels across space, demolishing entire systems and consuming the broken remnants into his immense and twisted form.
  • Dark Star Orianna Dark Star Orianna
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Antimatter
    Born out of the remnants of a magnificently advanced system, Orianna serves the Dark Star with meticulous precision. She dances across galaxies in an endlessly horrifying performance, the only witness is the silent trail of destruction left in her wake.
  • Dark Star Rhaast Dark Star Rhaast
    Presenting himself as the “voice” of the ubiquitous organic fuel known as ora, Rhaast is a bloodthirsty monstrosity sealed inside an ancient, alien scythe. Unlike Kayn Kayn, he does not particularly care about spectacle or showmanship—he mainly just likes to kill things. In this way, the two share an uneasy alliance, with Kayn wanting to harvest as much ora as possible, and Rhaast wanting to snuff out as much life from the universe as he can. Bound for untold eons in various planetary backwaters, Rhaast has had plenty of time to consider his own masters' true plans for the universe, beyond all the indiscriminate murder, and he doesn't mind holding off on them for now...
  • Dark Star Shaco Dark Star Shaco
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Catseye, Emerald, Obsidian, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby
    Shaco was once a region of space known for raucous celebration, wiped clean by the Dark Star and reborn into the mocking visage of a jester. His twisted cackling reaches inhabited systems long before he does, provoking visions of destruction, and societal breakdowns that will soon feed his endless hunger.
  • Dark Star Thresh Dark Star Thresh
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Antimatter
    A cosmic nightmare who worships the all-consuming Dark Star, Thresh vows to feed the whole of existence to his “god” until all matter, time, and thought are erased. His work will be complete when nothing remains, freeing him to finally leap into the singularity and become one with the end of the universe.
  • Dark Star Xerath Dark Star Xerath
    Chromaskins.png Chromas: Antimatter, Emerald, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire
    As the Dark Star continued on its path across space, it passed through a vibrant system orbiting a supergiant star. Consuming all life and light as it passed , the Dark Star twisted the supergiant into a wrathful corruptant. Thus, Xerath was born—a dark being of malice and annihilation.

History

Nothing Escapes

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Nothing Escapes

By Numerous creators

Submit to Infinity

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Short Story

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The Lure

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The Lure

By Dan Abnett

Ordinal Shieda Kayn slings out to the unremarkable edgeworld of Ionan, hot on the trail of a band of millitant Templars. These enemies of the state were clearly looking for something important...but what?

Light's End

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Light's End

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A cruel light. A flickering dark.

Ambition's Embrace

Trivia

  • Dark Star Cho'Gath Dark Star Cho'Gath was a skin made by Riot in collaboration with an individual known as Bryan and the Make-A-Wish foundation.[2]
    • The charity campaign raised over $6.1 million for 21 different nonprofits around the world, giving Riot Games Inc. the Golden Halo Award.[3]
  • This skin line is primarily inspired by the concept of a Black hole.
  • Datamined files showed that Dark Star Thresh Dark Star Thresh has special interactions with Black Star Kalista Kalista which was canceled. [4].
  • The Dark Star was there from the beginning of the universe and looks forward to unmaking every creation in order to return the universe to its originally empty state.
    • This skin line is a thematic opposite to the Cosmic skin line, where Dark Star Corruptants destroy cosmic creations, Cosmic entities create them.
    • The Dark Star (and by extension Dark Cosmic Lux Dark Cosmic Lux) may be the most powerful entity in the multiverse, being able to mindlessly erases existence just by being there, while creating powerful eldritch like entities, most often from destroyed galaxies and star systems.[5]
  • When the Dark Star destroys an inhabited pocket of space, the emotional energies of that region are twisted into a being known as a corruptant.[6] Each Dark Star corruptant has their characteristics defined by the entity that was destroyed to create them.The corruptants then begin destroying the wider universe at will, hoping to erase every last mote of existence before leaping into the Dark Star and being destroyed themselves, leaving nothing but eternal oblivion.
    • Dark Stars are pure Corruptants, Dark Cosmics were Cosmic Entities which have been consumed by the Dark Star.[7]
      • Mordekaiser Mordekaiser is classified as a pure Dark Star Corruptant rather than a corrupted Cosmic Entity, despite his Celestial origin, as he was destroyed in an unknown event after Jhin Jhin's corruption before being resurrected by Lux Lux.
        • According to former narrative Rioter Michael 'Pls' Yichao, Mordekaiser Mordekaiser would likely have been known as Cosmic Conqueror Mordekaiser before his disappearance and resurrection.
  • Lux Lux is a Cosmic entity who is secretly a vessel of the Dark Star and was kept close by other celestials for fear of her true potentials. She was later assigned the task of binding the Dark Star and Thresh Thresh in a fixed point, but was pulled into the Dark Star by Thresh.
    • Her fate was determined by winning choice of Duty and Ambition based on the player base's votes in the Galaxies 2020 event.
      • Dark Cosmic Lux Dark Cosmic Lux is her canon appearance in the Event Horizon universe after she embraced her ambition and fell to the corruption, becoming one with the Dark Star. Now, she wants to form a Court of Darkness of the Dark Star corruptants similar to the Celestial Court and become their rightful queen.
      • Cosmic Lux Cosmic Lux is what she would have been if she had stayed true to her duty and successfully saved herself from the corruption.
        • Lux Lux's title was supposed to be Cosmic Beacon; however, due to the players' familiarity with its PBE title of Cosmic the latter remains being used instead.
      • Jhin Jhin is a Celestial that has been corrupted by the Dark Star and now has delusions of grandeur, much like Lux Lux.
      • While not being directly corrupted by the Dark Star, Cosmic Devourer Vladimir's Cosmic Devourer Vladimir's actions have resulted in him becoming similar to a Dark Cosmic.
  • Dark Star Thresh Dark Star Thresh is the Dark Star's most devoted worshipper and possibly the first Corruptant as well as being his brethrens' leader prior to Lux Lux.
  • Cho'Gath Cho'Gath, Jarvan IV Jarvan IV, Karma Karma, Kha'Zix Kha'Zix, Malphite MalphiteOrianna Orianna, Varus Varus, Xerath Xerath and Rhaast Rhaast are pure Corruptants born from remnants of star systems consumed by the Dark Star.
    • Jarvan IV Jarvan IV was a mortal emperor who got consumed with his world and had his essence twisted to become a Corruptant.
    • Rhaast Rhaast was an outcast among the corruptants.
    • Malphite Malphite and Xerath Xerath were created alongside Mordekaiser Mordekaiser's resurrection after Lux Lux became one with the Dark Star.
    • Varus Varus contains multitudes within his eldritch mind, but deep inside it is light.
  • Cosmic Hunter Varus Cosmic Hunter Varus was created in the image of Dark Star Varus Dark Star Varus to hunt the latter down, so they are not the same entity.
  • Odyssey Veteran profileicon.png Odyssey universe is connected to the Event Horizon universe at the Ora Gate.[8]
    • Rhaast Rhaast entered the Odyssey universe through the Ora gate. Millenium later, Odyssey Kayn Odyssey Kayn obtained a scythe which Rhaast was trapped inside.
      • Rhaast Rhaast is bent on destroying the Odyssey Universe and opening the Ora Gate to allow other Dark Star corruptants to enter it.
    • After killing Odyssey Sona Odyssey Sona in-game, Dark Cosmic Jhin Dark Cosmic Jhin says  
      "I liked your forebears, Sona. They're all dead, but they had excellent taste.". This implies he may have interacted with the Templar Order in the past. Their clothes also bear similar details, likely for this reason.
    • As noted by Jhin Jhin in-game quote when killing an Odyssey skin  
      "You opened that gate? Excellent. I could use a change of scenery you know.", the gate may have been opened again, likely by the crew of the Morning Star.
  • The power that corrupted the fallen Star Guardians may be from the Galaxies 2020 profileicon.png Event Horizon universe, specifically some corrupted Cosmic entity.[9] Similarly, the First Star, which is the sources of power for the Star Guardians, may have also originated from Event Horizon.

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