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Dec 1, 2013

Four commonly asked questions about the Sith. Answered questions, of course.

Lord Vader and Emperor Palpatine

Star Wars featured one of the baddest bad guys in the history of bad ass bad guys. Darth Vader was one of the greatest Sith Lords – but what is a Sith Lord? 

These four questions (answered of course) may help you…





What or who are the Sith?

One could argue they are the opposites of the Jedi. They stand against them in the shadow of the dark side of the Force. Sith Lords were considered powerful practitioners of the dark side.

What does ‘Darth’ mean?

Darth is the title given to certain Sith Lords. Darth is the embodiment of death and has become synonymous with the dark side of the Force. Those choosing to become a part of the Sith also use the term to symbolise they are giving up their old life. Classic examples of this are Anakin Skywalker becoming Darth Vader and Count Dooku being a fallen Jedi taking up the Sith Mantle.

In terms of the legacy of Star Wars – Darth Vader was the first and only Sith Lord to be known with the title of Darth. When Darth Sidious and Darth Maul were revealed in The Phantom Menace the popularity of the title was assured and is used widely in the expanded universe novels and video games.

What is the so called “Rule of Two”?

It is a pairing of Sith. One Sith Lord acts as the master to embody the power and one is lead to crave it. The apprentice was trained by the Master until he or she was strong enough in the Force to kill his or her master.

Sidious actually went threw 3 apprentices - Darth Maul until he died at the hands of Obi Wan, Count Dooku who was a 'pretend' apprentice designed to be more of a puppet as part of Sidious' plans and of course Anakin Skywalker. 

Who was Darth Plagueis that was mentioned by Palpatine in Revenge of the Sith?

Plagueis was the master of Darth Sidious (known to many as Emperor Palpatine) and was said to be so powerful that he has able to create life itself. Shame he didn’t foresee his death when Sidious killed him in his sleep. 

Palpatine used this story of Plagueis to suggest to Anakin Skywalker that he might be able to use this power to save Padme. 

1 comment:

  1. I know this was written 3 years ago, but Darth Maul didn't die to Obi Wan, he ended up surviving and lived on the outer rim.

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