The Sith Order was a sect of Force-sensitives who used the Dark Side of the Force. In the six Star Wars films, the Sith are the primary antagonists, in opposition to the Jedi Order (Episodes I, II and III) and the Alliance to Restore the Republic (Episodes IV, V and VI). Use this tag only for ...

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Is there a special term for Sith apprentices? [duplicate]

Jedi apprentices are referred to as "padawans" but is there an equivalent term for the Sith? Darth Vader, the only Sith whose initiation we see, appears to be immediately granted the title of "Darth" ...
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Would the Rule of Two eventually make the Sith vulnerable to extinction?

When a Sith apprentice defeats the Sith Master, there would be for a while just one Sith Lord. While there is only one Sith, the Order is vulnerable. That one Sith could later die of wounds sustained ...
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What was Darth Maul's birth name?

When a person becomes a Sith, he changes his name. For example: Palpatine took (or was given) the name Sidious Count Dooku took (or was given) the name Tyranus Anakin Skywalker was given the name ...
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Did Darth Bane have a plan for after the Republic was destroyed?

Did Darth Bane have a plan for after his plan was finished? Would there be a rule of one? Or still a Rule of Two? Or even more than two Sith?
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What did Darth Vader mean when he said he was the master?

In A New Hope, Darth Vader says this to Obi-Wan: When I left you, I was but the learner; now I am the master. However, Darth Vader was still an apprentice, and therefore a "learner" to Darth ...
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Why Don't the Sith use sex to fuel their power?

The Sith code says: Peace is a lie, there is only passion. And yet, they only use anger, hatred and fear to power their strength. Now, sex is considered a "bad" thing for force users, seeing ...
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Can a Force-user's natural ability develop over time? Is it better for a Jedi or Sith to begin training later? [duplicate]

Although most examples here come from or are potentially from the Skywalker line (which may or may not make their offspring more powerful),I want to ask, why is it that the Jedi order (before the ...
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Is Snoke associated with the Sith?

Are there any existing in/out-of-universe evidence that suggests whether Snoke is a Sith or not? It seems that it is generally agreed he is not a Sith Lord from the Banite order of the Rule of Two, ...
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How do two Sith fight one thousand Jedi?

In the Star Wars Rebels finale, Twilight of the Apprentice, we learn that long ago a Sith Temple was attacked by one thousand Jedi. We know that this was after the rule of two, as the whole temple was ...
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How do we know that Darth Plagueis was Sidious' master?

I do not know much about the Expanded Universe. I've only seen the first six movies and played some Star Wars computer games, and to me the question arises you see in the title. Was Darth Plagueis ...
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How did Maul get off of Naboo? [duplicate]

I was re-watching the Star Wars The Clone Wars Episodes about Darth Maul and Savage Opress and I realized that it was never explained how Maul actually got off of Naboo. I am not asking how he ...
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Is the Sith Rule of Two based on Darwin's Natural Selection?

The Rule of Two was developed as a way for the Sith Order to Survive Weed out the weak The whole mechanic of the Apprentice killing the Master allows for only the strongest to survive and advance ...
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Did the Rebellion know that the Emperor was the Sith Lord Darth Sidious?

While it seems pretty obvious from the Original Trilogy that the Imperial commanders and officers were well aware of Vader and Palpatine's Sith affiliations, I never saw much (if anything) to indicate ...
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How did Grand Moff Tarkin Feel About Darth Sidious?

I just watched the ending of Revenge of the Sith, and was curious specifically: How does Tarkin feel about Darth Sidious? My (long) thoughts and speculation about this: I always had the impression ...
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When did this retconning of the rationale behind the Rule of Two happen?

There are two rationales for the Rule of Two at different points in the past. When did this retconning happen, and why? The initial rationale for the Rule of Two is: The strength of the Force ...
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Are young Jedi more in tune with the Force than Sith and older Jedi?

In many Star Wars films the Jedi are involved in a fight with a more skilled/experienced Sith and just before the Jedi is killed/defeated they suddenly remember the Force and use it to improve their ...
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Why was Darth Vader more of a Jedi than Anakin?

Let's compare 2 people, both named Anakin. The first one is a slave boy from Tatooine. He is extremely talented, and uses his intense passion to get victory over his enemies, which is very symbolic of ...
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What did the Sith withhold from Dark Jedi?

The Sith consider the Dark Jedi in their employ to be of a lower status. They trained the Dark Jedi in the dark side of the Force, but only just enough to be useful. Clearly, they wouldn't teach the ...
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Are there any blue Sith?

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, I wanted to make a Star Wars version of the famous phrase: One fish Two fish Red fish Blue fish "Sith" kind of sounds like "fish", so I've got One ...
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Why are the Sith even an issue? [duplicate]

Apparently there are only 2 at any given time. A Sith and his apprentice. There are numerous Jedi Masters, thousands of Jedi Knights and apprentices and countless younglings. A veritable assembly line ...
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Did Palpatine have an alternate plan had he not been elected chancellor?

Palpatine's plan to become emperor started when he ordered the Trade Federation to blockade Naboo etc., and he therefore started the Clone Wars. The extent of his plans, however, seem to rely on him ...
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What qualifies an order to be Sith?

Darth Bane's order of Sith Lords are the last true Sith. After Anakin Skywalker brought an end to the order, it can be said that there are no more Sith in the galaxy to carry on the line. When ...
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What happens to a Sith Lord's midi-chlorians after a transfer essence?

When a Sith essence transfers, do they lose their ability to use the Force? I would assume so, because their midi-chlorians would be left behind, wouldn't they? If a Sith Lord used clones, as many ...
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What are the statistics on conflicts between Sith masters and apprentices?

We know that Sith masters were frequently challenged by their apprentices at some point. For example, Palpatine killed his master, Darth Plagueis, in his sleep. Vader killed Palpatine too, of course,...
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Is Sidious more powerful than Plagueis? [duplicate]

The Rule of Two dictates that when the Apprentice surpasses the Master in power, becoming the greater of the two Lords of the Sith, the Master has served his purpose. The Apprentice must challenge the ...
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Did Vader ever face another Force user in aerial/space combat, aside from Luke in Ep. IV?

The formerly canonical book Shadows of the Empire (set between the end of The Empire Strikes Back and the beginning of Return of the Jedi) contains the following passage: Vader had forgotten how ...
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Why aren't Sith affected by light side power?

I was reading 'The Clone Wars-Wild Space' the other day and the book depicts how hard it was for Obi Wan to even go near a Sith temple which contained ancient Sith artifacts including a holocron, and ...
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According to the Rule of Two, what happens if the Master defeats the Apprentice in a challenge?

By the Rule of Two, the Sith Order is strengthened when the Master has taught all he can and the Apprentice has surpassed the Master. It is the Apprentice's duty, then, to challenge the Master in a ...
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Because of the Rule of Two, is/was Sidious the strongest Sith ever?

The Sith Rule of Two says: One to embody power, one to crave it. It's like a survival of the fittest. If the apprentice must kill the master to be the master, that usually means the apprentice is ...
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Why can't the Jedi detect Palpatine's Force sensitivity?

In Disney canon, the Sith use dark side energy emanating from the Sith shrine beneath the Jedi Temple to cloud the senses of the Jedi, allowing them to hide in plain sight. No particular Force power ...
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Can you “Force Choke” yourself to death?

Whether or not you can actually choke yourself to death has been gone over many times, and the general consensus is that you are unable to kill yourself this way. Fast forward to a galaxy far, far ...
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Why does Palpatine consider Vader as a part of the Sith?

If Palpatine intended to replace the Rule of Two with the Rule of One, where he will rule forever with many dark acolytes, then why isn't Vader just one of them, but is considered instead as a true ...
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Are the Sith always trained in lightsaber combat?

Unlike the Jedi, who systematically train multiple padawans in lightsaber combat at the Jedi Temple, the Sith are only two in number at any given moment: the master and the apprentice. Dooku and ...
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Who is the Leader of the Sith?

the Jedi (used to) have a Jedi Council, do the Sith also have similar organization? If so, who's the grand master/leader/president?
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Was ruling the galaxy a necessary objective for the Sith?

Two parts: The Sith, like the Jedi, are a branch from the original monastic practitioners of the Force seeking mastery over it. The Sith simply believed mastery can only be achieved through the dark ...
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When did Anakin truly start believing in the power of the dark side? [duplicate]

Up until Mustafar, it can argued that Anakin sided with the dark side because he felt he had no choice. When Palpatine offered him apprenticeship after killing Mace Windu, he was afraid and horrified ...
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Is Force lightning electricity?

This question is based on the presumption that Force Lightning, like regular lightning, is composed of electricity. I'm not sure about that. Every written description I've seen of the phenomenon ...
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What's the difference between “Sith” and “Sith Lord” in period in which the Star Wars movies take place?

In Star Wars books, Darth Vader is frequently described as a "Sith Lord". So is Palpatine. So is Dooku, and Maul, and Plagueis. But most of the time, in the period in which the movies (and most ...
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Why did Palpatine trust so many people with his plan for the Jedi?

In canon, the Kaminoans are aware the Sith are in charge of the GAR cloning program. They are aware of the request for inhibitor chips in every single clone, and what these chips will be programmed to ...
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How did the Jedi learn of the Rule of Two in canon? [duplicate]

Referring to When & How did Yoda come to know about the Rule of Two? which is focused on the Legends answer, how did the Jedi come to learn of Darth Bane's Rule of Two if they are believed to be ...
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What is the history of the Sith according to new Disney canon?

With the proverbial death of the EU, what are we to make of the history of the Sith? All of us who have been readers and followers of Star Wars have known now of the Sith for years, and the history ...
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Is Maul still Darth?

Darth is a title for Sith Lords. If Palpatine/Sidious no longer accepts him as his apprentice, does he still bear the title of Darth?
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Does Kylo Ren want to be a sith?

Kylo Ren clearly has an obsession with emulating Darth Vader. He also wants to "finish what [Darth Vader] started". Darth Vader was a sith, so then wouldn't Kylo Ren wish to become one? To complete ...
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Can the Sith become Force Ghosts?

In Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi we see Yoda, Obi Wan and Anakin reappear as a Force Ghost/Spirit. The overall objective of the Sith was the achieve immortality, this was one of the ...
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Did Palpatine or anyone in the Galactic Empire know about Dromund Kaas and the Sith Empire?

The question is pretty straightforward. But to expand on that, did anybody in the Galactic Empire know of those regions and if so, did anything of significance happen there?
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Did Darth Maul love (or like) Sidious?

By the Rule of Two, the Sith apprentice should strive to become better than and kill his Master. However, I don't feel like Maul and Sidious's relationship was like this in their time together. Is ...
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Are the Knights of Ren Sith? [duplicate]

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens we learn that Kylo Ren is >! a member of "Knight of Ren". We also learn that this is the team that So we have a group of fighters, and one of them(Kylo Ren) is a ...
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Other than better PR, what is the difference between the Jedi and the Sith?

I am talking about actions, not propaganda. They both exert undue influence on the ruling classes, outside the democratic process. They are both full of themselves. They are both dynastic, based on ...
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When do a Jedi and a Sith become ready?

Warning: There are spoilers from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Wikipedia says: Jedi Knights become so only when they have completed "the trials" (final tests) and may continue to pursue a third-...
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How is Force Lightning possible?

I don't understand how a Sith's Force Lightning can be possible. I understand that the other Force abilities such as Force Choke, Force Push, and telekinesis are possible through influencing the midi-...