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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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?

So the new Star Wars film has Hope I'm not spoiling this for anyone, but it's pretty obvious from the trailers that he's a Sith Lord of some kind, with his menacing red light saber and scary mask. ...
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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 ...
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Why wasn't Master Yoda able to beat Palpatine?

Master Yoda was supposed to be this badass Jedi yet he loses against Palpatine. Meanwhile Master Mace Windu almost beats Palpatine, and would have done had it not been for Anakin's intervention. So ...
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Why did Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon Jinn attack Darth Maul unfairly instead of one-on-one?

In the Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace movie there is an episode, where Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon Jinn encounter Darth Maul. Darth Maul came out to them alone, drew a weapon and than froze - it was ...
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What is the Emperor's logic when taunting Luke Skywalker?

EMPEROR: Good. I can feel your anger. I am defenseless. Take your weapon! Strike me down with all your hatred, and your journey towards the dark side will be complete. If the Emperor just wants ...
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Did Dooku plan to kill Sidious and rule himself?

We see numerous times over the course of Star Wars that a Sith will kill his master and take a new apprentice for himself with a plan to control the galaxy. We never see this behavior from Count ...
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What had Darth Sidious planned for Darth Maul?

In "The Clone Wars" Series 5, Episode 16 (The Lawless), Darth Sidious defeats Darth Maul in battle and tells him he has "other plans" for him. What were these plans?
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How old was Emperor Palpatine, and did the dark side keep him alive?

Does anyone know how old Emperor Palpatine was? He seems about 60 in Episode 1 and about 70 in 2 and 3 (I'd guess) so pretty old in the original trilogy - 90 ish? And, I think this counts as the same ...
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Is the title “Dark Lord of the Sith” reserved for the Sith Master?

For the Sith Order under the Rule of Two (i.e. from Darth Bane to Palpatine), does the Sith Apprentice hold the title "Dark Lord of the Sith"? Or is the title reserved for only the Sith Master? In ...
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Why did the Empire need Force-wielding inquisitors and agents?

The Galactic Empire upheld the Sith tradition of the Rule of Two meaning that there could ever be one Sith master and one Sith apprentice. However, at the same time, the Empire made use of other dark ...
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If Palpatine had foreseen his destruction at the hands of Luke, why risk trying to turn him?

This tells us that the Emperor was overconfident in the Dark Side in regards to Vader turning against him. However, at one point Vader tells Luke that he can destroy the Emperor and that he (the ...
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What is a Sith's ultimate goal?

Let's say that a Sith Lord achieves all of his goals and becomes the ruler of the galaxy (similarly to, for instance, what Palpatine managed to). Also let's assume that the Sith has killed all the ...
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Could several Jedi peacefully overpower one Sith opponent through nonviolent Force techniques?

This question, and the answers it produced, got me thinking - could a group of Jedi working together confront a single Sith opponent and peacefully subdue him/her by using nonviolent Force techniques, ...
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Why can Darth Maul successfully combat Qui-gon and Obi-Wan simultaneously, but struggle to face them one on one?

In the scene between Darth Maul and the two jedi, multiple times he's faced with fighting just one while the other isn't relevant to the fight: (a) first when Obi-Wan falls down several levels, and ...
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Canon: Dark Jedi/Sith Identity Crisis

Although the distinction between Dark Jedi and Sith is clear in Legends, the new canon version has redefined some critical underlying points. In Legends, the Sith are considered to be the order of ...
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Does the Sith Apprentice have any prerequisite before he is permitted to kill his Master?

The Rule of Two: A master to wield the power of the dark side, and an apprentice to crave that power, both Dark Lords of the Sith. Only by killing his master does an apprentice prove that he is the ...
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What happens if the Sith Master dies by some means other than at the Apprentice's hand?

The Rule of Two holds that there are only ever two Sith Lords; one master and one apprentice. When the apprentice becomes powerful enough to defeat the master, the apprentice slays the master and ...
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Why was converting Luke to the dark side worth the Emperor's life?

The Emperor and Vader try to convert Luke to the dark side. The Emperor keeps taunting Luke and it seems like he wants Luke to kill him. How is that a good thing for the Emperor? I know of the Rule ...
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Why did nobody know about the Sith Empire?

This is a question about The Old Republic and Legends. In Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, Kreia (Darth Traya) tells Meetra Surik (or the player character) that Revan had left known ...
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Can Force Lightning be projected from a distant source (e.g. the sky)?

Can Force Lightning be projected from a distant source (such as the sky or a charged object) rather than from a Sith's body? If possible, this could potentially (EE pun intended) make it more ...
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Why didn't the Emperor realize that torturing Luke to death in front of Vader might be a bad idea?

I know he's supposed to be an evil super-genius, but the Emperor seems to lack common sense here. He sensed that Vader's feelings about Luke weren't clear pretty early on, and while he was using ...
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Was it a crime in the Republic to be a Sith?

If the Jedi Order had arrested Palpatine, would the court have declared Palpatine guilty quickly based on proof that he was a Sith? Is there any rule stating that? Notes: The word quickly is ...
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What's the correct plural of Jedi and Sith?

Lots of times, I see people using "Jedis" and "Siths" (I also use that), but it doesn't feel right. Or, maybe, it's correct. Is there official word on this? What's the correct plural of Jedi and ...
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If there are only two Sith, why aren't they easily defeated?

If there are so many Jedi that there's even a Jedi Order, how hard would it be to hunt down two Sith lords? Once they found those two, wouldn't that be the end of the Sith?
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Why haven't the Sith tried to harvest midichlorian? [duplicate]

Seeing as midichlorians are found in all life in varying levels, it's conceivable that a Sith Lord could harness their resources to discover a way to do this and subsequently add it to their bodies. ...
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Can there really be Sith motivated by happiness or “joie de vivre”?

A friend of mine said that Sith aren't necessarily motivated by hate and anger, but rather that they draw their power from volatile emotions in general, while the Jedi focus on a zen-like inner calm. ...
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What age was Darth Vader when he finally died?

What was the exact age Darth Vader was when he finally dies at the end of Return of the Jedi?
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How did Anakin posess the ability to have dreams that tell the future?

As the title says; How did Anakin posess the ability to have dreams that tell the future? Also, do any other Jedi (or Sith) have this ability or is it rare?
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How did Palpatine become a Sith Lord?

We know from the movies that Palpatine was a senator from Naboo when he began his rapid rise to power in the Republic, but what's his back story? How did Palpatine become an apprentice of the Dark ...
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Did Emperor Palpatine Know Darth Maul Survived?

Canonical sources say that Darth Maul actually survived after being defeated by Obi-Wan despite being cut in half. How did half of Darth Maul survive? Since Darth Maul survived, and Palpatine took ...
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What Sith Lords were turned to the Light Side?

I have heard of a ton of Jedi that have turned to the Dark Side and became a Sith. (Exar Kun, Darth Malak) I've even heard of a few Jedi that have turned to the Dark Side and then found their way back ...
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Is “Sith Witch” a title, or a general term for female Sith? [duplicate]

In the story of Star Wars there have been instances where the specific Sith female was considered a "Sith Witch." However there have also been instances where the Sith female was just a Sith. Now my ...
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Do Jedi take an oath to destroy the Sith?

In the dialog that preceeds the Anakin vs Obi-Wan's fight Anakin: You turned her against me! Obi-Wan: You have done that yourself! Anakin: You will not take her from me! Obi-Wan: Your anger ...
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What are the ways used by Sith to dramatically extend their lifetimes?

One of the point brought up in the debate about Dark Side vs Light Side power is Dark Side users being able to use the Force to dramatically extend their lifetimes. One of the ways, EU says, Sith ...
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Did the Sith play any part in the Yuuzhan Vong war, for either side?

I've read the Yuuzhan Vong wookiepedia page and it makes no mention at all of any Sith until after the war was over. Did the Sith have absolutely no involvement with the war on either side? The ...
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Did Sidious intend to kill Vader? [duplicate]

I don't assume the Rule of Two was followed so strictly, since Sith are the bad guys, they would not always play by the rules... But it seems that it was Sidious's way to have only one apprentice at a ...
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Are Sith stronger than Jedi? [closed]

It always seems that the Sith have the upper hand against the Jedi, even though since the 'Rule of Two', there are only two Sith and countless Jedi. So is the dark side of the Force stronger than the ...
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How did Darth Bane die?

I tried to find when and how Darth Bane died, but without luck. I guessed he was killed by his apprentice Darth Zannah. A friend of mine told that he was killed by Yoda. Are any of these true? How ...
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Do the Sith identify young potentials?

The Jedi Council identifies young potentials in the Republic systems, and recruit them for training... Qui-Gon: Had he been born in the Republic, we would have identified him early... How about ...
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Do Sith experience fear?

In the Clone Wars when Count Dooku first encounters Asajj Ventress and she claims to be Sith, he rebuffs her claiming that Sith do not feel fear and he senses fear in her. However when Yoda is ...
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Was Count Dooku masking his true Sith nature (yellow eyes and decrepit look) with the Force?

Some fans believe Palpatine was using Force enhancement to cover up his Sith disfigurements (due to decades of using the dark-side) and yellow eyes before his fight with Mace Windu. Is it possible he ...
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Why did Dooku join the Sith?

While it is understandable why he left the Jedi Order (mainly that he lost his faith in the Order and the Republic), is there any information on what led him to joining the Sith - agents of chaos and ...
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Are there any known Jedi or Sith Ewoks?

Are there any known Jedi or Sith from the Ewok species? It seems to me that any species with enough intelligence is capable of becoming Force sensitive.
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Did Darth Plagueis know about Darth Maul?

During the events of Episode 1, Darth Plagueis is still alive, although he is never mentioned or seen on screen (Plagueis wasn't killed until Palpatine was Chancellor). The Sith Lord we do see is of ...
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Female terms for Jedi/Sith

Would a female Jedi be referred to as Jedi Mistress instead of Jedi Master? Likewise would a Sith female be referred to as a Sith Lady instead of a Sith Lord?
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Are there any known Sith from Yoda's species?

I have been doing some reading and researching about Yoda's species. It seems that, even if their species name and homeworld remain a mystery (and are wanted to remain a mystery), there is evidence ...