I heard Yoda killed a Sith but I know Yoda is not about killing. I've researched it, but can't find any actual proof. Has Yoda ever killed a Sith Lord or Dark Jedi Master and, if so, who?

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    I am 99% sure he hasnt. The only time i can think of he might have is after he fled to Dagobah. Someone might have tracked him there.
    – Tdmut
    Commented Sep 14, 2015 at 21:20

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Yoda never killed a Sith Lord, either in canon or in Legends. This is mainly due to the fact that there are so few Sith Lords due to the Rule of Two. The following is the complete canon list of known Sith Lords alive during Yoda's lifetime:

  1. Darth Plagueis (murdered by his apprentice, Darth Sidious)
  2. Darth Maul (thought to be killed by Obi-Wan Kenobi, ultimate fate unknown)
  3. Darth Tyranus (murdered by Anakin Skywalker)
  4. Darth Sidious (killed by Anakin Skywalker)
  5. Darth Vader (fatally wounded by Darth Sidious' Force Lightning)

There are of course Sith Lords who came before these and were alive during Yoda's long (900 year) life, but Yoda did not even know of their existence because the Jedi thought the Sith were extinct until the reign of Darth Plagueis. Yoda did try to kill Tyranus (Count Dooku) and Sidious (Palpatine), but failed. (Oh, the irony.)

An archived character profile of Yoda on starwars.com mentions that he killed a Bpfasshi Dark Jedi on Dagobah. Wookieepedia's article on the Bpfasshi confirms this. However, this incident is in Legends and therefore non-canon. I cannot find any other example of Yoda killing a Dark Jedi, either in canon or in Legends.

In summary: Yoda never killed a Sith Lord either in canon or Legends, he never killed a Dark Jedi in canon, and he only killed one Dark Jedi in Legends.

That said, it's not true that "Yoda is not about killing". He has killed other people, including clones:

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    Does killing a clone count as long as there are still some clones left?
    – Xantec
    Commented Sep 14, 2015 at 22:51
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    They aren't a hive mind. That instance had some, small, degree of individuality which Yoda snuffed out.
    – Politank-Z
    Commented Sep 15, 2015 at 0:14
  • It always seemed to me that Yoda was not trying very hard to kill Darth Tyranus. It seemed more like he was trying to make a point about the light side (while not being defeated)--his tactics during the battle were very light-sidey, but not really designed for maximum effectiveness. For example, rocks thrown aside instead of back towards Tyranus (when Yoda clearly had superior control); allowing Tyranus to choose the nature of the engagement (when he has a huge height/reach advantage in lightsaber combat), etc..
    – Rex Kerr
    Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 1:18
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    @DVK No need to be so vague about it; tell us how you really feel. ;-) Commented Sep 19, 2015 at 1:06
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    @Matt Do you have a source to back that up? Seemed to me that Vader was just acting with the last ounce of strength he could muster at the sight of his son being tortured by the Emperor. There are many documented cases in reality of parents performing practically superhuman feats in order to save their child. When adrenaline really kicks in, you can do some crazy stuff. Vader was half cyborg/robot after his ill-fated fight with Obi-Wan; it probably wasn't difficult physically for him to lift a ~90-year-old, ~100-pound-looking man and toss him into a hole.
    – TylerH
    Commented Dec 13, 2016 at 19:05

In the Thrawn Trilogy, it's mentioned that Yoda killed a Bpfasshi Dark Jedi on Dagobah. This death created the dark side cave.

Somehow, Mon Mothma learned the story, and told Han and Leia. The Falcon went to see the Bpfasshi, to bring them into the New Republic, and were attacked by the Noghri.

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