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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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Did Emperor Palpatine break the Rule of Two? [duplicate]

Palpatine trained Darth Maul from a young age in the dark of the force and he was called Darth but Darth Plagueis was still alive while he was being trained and during episode 1 so there were 3 Sith, ...
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If the Emperor and Vader agree to recruit Luke, doesn't that violate the Rule of Two?

I understand the Rule of Two, there's always a master and an apprentice. But if that's true, then there should be exactly two Sith at any given time. In The Empire Strikes Back, Vader and the Emperor ...
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Is Darth Plagueis seen on screen in The Phantom Menace?

I've recently read the Darth Plagueis novel and was intrigued to learn exactly how involved he was behind the scenes during The Phantom Menace and when/how he died. Given his involvement in the story ...
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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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Did Vader deflect, absorb or block Solo's blaster?

This question has come up in the comments of Why don't the Jedi use tutaminis instead of using their lightsabers? Here's the relevant clip: Han Solo vs Darth Vader encounter on Cloud City Some ...
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How did the dark side come back?

In the end of Return of the Jedi, all of the known Sith are dead and utterly defeated. So how did Snoke, who looks very old, manage to turn Kylo Ren to the dark side? And Snoke couldn't be alive at ...
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Does the "Rule of Two" actually exist in G or T Canon?

"When your power eclipses mine I will become expendable. This is the Rule of Two: one Master and one apprentice. When you are ready to claim the mantle of Dark Lord as your own, you must do so by ...
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Anakin Tried to convince or get Obi-Wan to join the dark side. What happened to the "Rule of Two"?

"If you're not with me then you're my enemy" "Only a sith deals absolutes, I will do what I must" What happened to the Rule of Two? Let's say Obi-Wan accepted, there would be 3 Sith then.
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What does the Rule of Two actually mean? [duplicate]

Does it mean "A master has only one apprentice, if he becomes a master we part and search for new apprentices each" or always "enter random number here" masters with apprentice, or even "There can ...