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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Did Palpatine have contingency plans for the death of the Sith Order?

In new canon novels, it is shown that Palpatine has contingency plans in the event of his own premature death at the hands of his enemies. In the case of the Rebel Alliance it comes in the form of ...
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What are dark side practitioners referring to when they say “you do not understand the power of the dark side”?

I heard it in the dialogue in Star Wars movies. It goes something like "you do not understand the power of the dark side" or "do not underestimate the power of the dark side". What is so powerful ...
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Do the Sith know they are evil?

As a follow up to my question about whether low-ranking imperials realize they're on the side of evil... I was wondering whether Sith know they are evil. I mean, they themselves call it the "Dark ...
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More than two Sith in the prequel trilogy despite the Rule of Two? [duplicate]

According to the Sith "Rule of Two", established by Darth Bane circa 1000 BBY, there can only be two Sith at a time. If the Sith Lords followed this rule, how is it that Palpatine, Darth Maul, and ...
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Why did Vader and Maul abandon their name while the other Sith Lords in the Movie didn't?

Like, in Episode VI, from imsdb: LUKE: I've accepted the truth that you were once Anakin Skywalker, my father. VADER (turning to face him): That name no longer has any meaning for me. ...
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Does Sith Mind Control exist in the Disney canon?

@Richard commented here that @SS-3.1415926535897932384626433 - Although there's some evidence that the Sith can control minds, that doesn't seem to stretch to creating meatpuppet soldiers in ...
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Did Sidious know the secret of cheating death? [duplicate]

In Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Chancellor Palpatine tells Anakin the tale of Darth Plagueis the Wise. He told Anakin that if he joined the dark side he could save the people he loved from death by ...
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What specifically were the Sith getting “revenge” for?

In Lucas canon (e.g. no EU/Legends, no new Disney content), what exactly did the Sith want revenge for? What was the specific thing that they tried to avenge?
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Did Palpatine have long term plans for the future of the Sith Order?

After the victory of the Jedi and the near destruction of the Sith, Darth Bane took charge, implemented the Rule of Two, and basically directed how the Sith Order should go about preparing to achieve ...
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Is there evidence for the Emperor's opinion on Vader's casual killing of the Imperial brass?

Obviously, Emperor Palpatine isn't likely to send Darth Vader on sensitivity training for his casual killing of several Imperial military leaders, and he is deeply feared himself (see Moff Jerjerrod's ...
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How many apprentices did the Emperor have?

Pretty straight forward question: How many total apprentices did the Emperor have? Bonus if which apprentices overlapped and broke the Rule of 2 is listed. I can think of Darth Maul Count Dooku ...
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What is the term for baptizing a person as a Sith? Or (officially) converting a Jedi to a Sith?

I've checked out some sources but I don't know, Christening kind of sounds like it's out of place. Doesn't Christen mean baptizing a person as a Roman Catholic or maybe any Christian denomination in ...
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Does the Jedi Council wield higher military authority than the Supreme Chancellor?

When General Grievous' location was discovered in Episode III (0:50 of this video), Anakin relays Palpatine's request for him to lead the campaign to capture General Grievous on Utapau. Mace Windu ...
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What is the difference between the Unifying and Cosmic Force?

Back in 1999, I thought that the Unifying Force meant the Force in it's entirety, while the Living Force was part of the whole. But the introduction of the Cosmic Force confused the issue for me.
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Were there Sith wielding non-red lightsabers?

So, did some Sith wield a non-red (non-synthetic) lightsaber? And the other way around, were there some Jedi wielding red ones?
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What was Vader and Starkiller's relationship?

I haven't played the Force Unleashed games, but I watched few cutscenes and some gameplay on Youtube. One particular scene picked my interest: Vader standing over Starkiller's dead body. Is he sad? ...
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Why not Jedi Lords and Sith Knights?

Why are the Jedi referred to as 'knights', while the Sith are 'lords'? Was there any significance to the terms from their relationship in the past? I used to imagine that it might be revealed that ...
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Was the Emperor always a Sith Lord?

The Emperor was briefly mentioned in Star Wars: A New Hope. Was he at that point intended to be a Sith (or general Dark Side user, if the term "Sith" didn't exist then)? Or did that only emerge in The ...
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Why are so many Sith cyborgs?

I notice that many of the Sith have some form of mechanical support: not just Darth Vader, but also Malgus, Plagueis and Malak. While this may well just be a trope (Ooh! Bad person! Bit cyborg-y!), ...
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Why was Palpatine concerned about hiding his powers?

In Lords of the Sith: “You’ll have to do this yourself, my friend,” the Emperor said to Vader. “I can’t be seen using the Force before so many witnesses.” Vader openly uses his Force ability ...
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Are there Star Wars medical doctors and can/do they scan for midichlorians?

So JJ Abrams announced a few days ago that I kinda don't believe him, because this is the same guy who said Cumberbatch wasn't playing Khan, even after filming on that one had already begun.... ...
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Has there been a Sith who didn't learn from a more senior Sith?

I want to know if there's any evidence in books etc. of any Sith who became Sith without having a Sith master to train them.
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Who is the most influential Sith? (Canon and EU acceptable) [closed]

This question is something of a companion to this one. I am interested in finding out who the most influential Sith (or other Force entity) was in the Star Wars universe? Influence is not the same ...
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Jedi/Sith using force in combat with other Jedi/Sith? [duplicate]

Before reading this, bear in mind my knowledge of the Star Wars universe is solely from the films, so apologies if I say things that are incorrect. So this has been bugging me lately -- Could ...
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Could Darth Vader Control the Empire [duplicate]

With Darth Vader's famous line "join me, and together we can defeat the Emperor". Even if he did end up defeating the Emperor, could he control the Empire? Does he have enough political power? or ...