Questions tagged [sith]

The Sith Order was a sect of Force-sensitives who used the Dark Side of the Force. In the 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 questions that relate directly to the Sith Order or the Sith religion in general, and with the [star-wars] tag.

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Why does Darth Sidious need bodyguards?

Darth Sidious had red-robed bodyguards on his shuttle and in his throne room. Why would a Sith Lord need bodyguards? He is an evil space wizard who can read minds, choke the life out of somebody ...
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Are Sith Lords celibate like the Jedi?

The Sith are disciplined Force-wielders, but I’m not sure if this means that they are sexually abstinent.
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How did Palpatine get the name “Sidious”?

Based on this question about Palpatine's first name being Sheev, I have a follow up question about Sidious being his Sith name. When he gave the Sith name to his apprentices Dooku and Anakin he ...
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Why did Chancellor Palpatine reveal to Obi-Wan that Count Dooku was a Sith Lord?

When Count Dooku enters the room in The Revenge of the Sith, Palpatine tries to dissuade his rescuers, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, by revealing Count Dooku's true allegiance. Chancellor ...
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To what extent can Emperor Palpatine actually see into the future?

In Star Wars, Episode VI, Luke surrenders to the Empire and is brought before the Emperor. The Emperor taunts Luke, telling him that he has specifically foreseen the doom of the Rebel Alliance. At one ...
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Does being a cold killer make one a Sith? How does it fit into the Rule of Two?

A quote from The Book of Sith, page 66: The Force is venom. If it is poured into many cups, it loses its potency until it becomes so diluted it is merely an irritant. Yet pour those cups back into ...
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Are Sith Lord names based on menacing words?

Menacing Word -> Sith Lord Name: Bane -> Bane Plague -> Plagueis Insidious -> Sidious Tyrant -> Tyranus Maul -> Maul Invader -> Vader Snake -> Snoke Was wondering if there were any canon and real ...
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Did Sidious have both Maul and Dooku as apprentices at one time?

We know that Dooku paid the Pyke syndicate to kill Sifo-Dyas sometime during the chancellorship of Finis Valorum. We know that because Valorum personally sent Sifo-Dyas to negotiate with the Pykes. ...
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Did Palpatine actually weaken the Dark Side by creating the Empire? [closed]

The Dark Side is the part of the Force fueled by emotions and passion. It is described as destructive, toppling existing laws, societal structure and hierarchy in order to strengthen its practitioner ...
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What makes Sith Lords' eyes change color?

Chancellor Palpatine with normal eye color in Revenge of the Sith when he reveals his true self to Anakin Skywalker. Chancellor Palpatine a little later in the same movie with yellow eyes, right ...
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Was Maul Still a Sith after his fall

In the Disney Cannon was Maul a Sith? Looking at some of the discussion around this question. there seems to be some confusion as to the status of Maul's sithhood in his later years. Wookiepedia ...
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Difference between Sith and practices of Kylo and Snoke?

Supposedly Snoke and Kylo are not Sith this being so that the prophecy of Anakin Skywalker ending the Sith could be maintained while still allowing the sequel trilogy to happen. But what are the ...
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Did any Sith switch for the first time to the Jedi? [duplicate]

Several Sith, including Tyranus and Vader, were former Jedi who became Sith after a fall/conversion to the Dark Side. Did any Sith turn to the light side for the first time and become Jedi, having ...
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What are the Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Sith Overlords? [closed]

In a comment on this answer someone noted that Darth Vader is the very embodiment of The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Sith Overlords, and another comment notes that he did well through #6 ("Throw ...
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How did the different ranks of sith compare to their jedi counterparts? [closed]

In Legends there are a number of different Sith ranks before Darth Bane's Rule of Two and I was curious as to how the different Sith ranks would compare to their counterparts. For example, how would a ...
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Do the Inquisitors break the Rule Of Two?

In the Phantom Menace, we learn about the Sith Rule Of Two. Always two there are, no more, no less. This has been further expanded in various canon and non-canon works. But in Star Wars Rebels we ...
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Do Sith also feel a disturbance in the Force like Jedi?

Palpatine and Vader have said they felt a disturbance in the Force when Luke started using it and there has been other times when Sith Lords said they felt a disturbance, but do they also feel a ...
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Why do Kylo and Snoke follow the Rule of Two?

In The Last Jedi, Snoke says “Finish your training... and fulfil your destiny.” If they are not Sith, why do they obey the Rule of Two?
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If Snoke could read minds, how could this have happened? [duplicate]

Snoke even mentions that Kylo's intentions were clear to him. Is it possible that Kylo has acquired such a power as to deceive his master?
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Who originated the terminology “Dark Lord of the Sith”? [duplicate]

The Sith were not mentioned in the theatrical versions of the original Star Wars trilogy. However, Darth Vader was identified as "a Dark Lord of the Sith" as he made his first appearance in the ...
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Why did Dooku attempt to kidnap Palpatine on Naboo?

In Clone Wars Season 4, episodes 15-18, there is a whole plot about Count Dooku selecting bounty hunters for a mission to kidnap Palpatine from Naboo's Festival of Light. One of the bounty hunters is ...
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Which Jedi/Sith has proficiency in the most combat Forms? [closed]

The answer here ends with this opinion of Obi-Wan Kenobi: "Ultimately, what we see is a true dueling master. One able to hybridize the forms and adjust as necessary..." The whole answer shows that ...
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If there are only 2 Sith at a time, what about all the other guys?

I realize Darth Bane's philosophy mandated there being two Sith at a time; "A master and an apprentice". But what about all the other guys? I mean, the Dark Side is tempting - what about everyone ...
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Are the Jedi and Sith “special” compared to other similar groups?

In the Star Wars saga, the Jedi and Sith are by far the most prominent light and dark side organizations, respectively. However, many other groups of Force-users existed. There are only a few ...
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Can all Jedi/Sith learn the same Force powers?

Are all Force powers available to all Force users, regardless of if they're light or dark side? Or, are some powers only accessible to those who exclusively associate (and practice) with a given side ...
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Was the ancient Sith Order as secretive as the Banite Sith Order?

Darth Bane implemented the Rule of Two to limit the number of Sith to just a master and an apprentice. The two Sith would often keep their identities as Sith Lords secret. Were the ancient Sith (...
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Was Tyranus just a placeholder for Anakin?

During the events of The Phantom Menace, Count Dooku was influenced by Palpatine. At that time he knew that his former padawan had died. He became disillusioned at the Jedi Order. Then, he was ...
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What did the Jedi do with regards to the Sith in the decade before the Clone Wars?

After the events of Episode I, the Jedi are now aware that the Sith have survived. In the decade after, the Jedi were not yet fully preoccupied by the galaxy-wide Clone Wars, and life was largely as ...
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Is there a connection between Sith and Naboo?

I've recently seen some stuff written about a connection between Naboo and the Sith. Overall, the guy said that Naboo has a lot of Sith history. In particular, here are some of the things he wrote: ...
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Mustafar Sith Holocron

Talking about the Mustafar Sith Holocron... we know only a fragment of the data: ...was going according to plans until yesterday. The weakling Jedi has some sort of secret weapon and I can feel ...
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Did Maul find a way to prevent death using the dark side of the Force? [duplicate]

By and large, the Sith had always sought to overcome death itself, believing the dark side to hold the ultimate secret of immortality. Darth Vader was not the first Sith Lord who wished to stop death, ...
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Why didn't Palpatine wait until after he learned the secret of cheating death before killing his master?

This question on whether Darth Sidious knew the secret of cheating death inspired me to ask. The consensus on that question is that Darth Sidious did not know how to cheat death, and that his master's ...
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Why didn't the Emperor deploy the Sith superweapon on Malachor?

In the Star Wars Rebels episode Twilight of the Apprentice, a massive temple built by the ancient Sith was discovered on the planet Malachor. The temple held a colossal Kyber crystal and was in fact a ...
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Why do Sith even acquire apprentices if they know the apprentice will kill them? [duplicate]

So why do Sith even seek and acquire apprentices if the Rule Of Two necessitates that the apprentice must crave his master's power and eventually kill him. Do the Sith know this will happen and just ...
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Why didn't Darth Sidious have Darth Tyranus destroy the Jedi?

Why didn't Darth Sidious have Darth Tyranus lead Order 66 in the Jedi Temple, since Palpatine knew that Dooku ordered the clones? Darth Tyranus is one of the best swordsman in the galaxy and he is a ...
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Was dual symmetric form especially significant to the Sith?

In Rogue One, we saw Vader's castle on Mustafar. It was a Sith shrine of two high towers, symmetrical to each other. In Star Wars Rebels season 2 episode 21, "Twilight of the Apprentice", Ezra and ...
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Is it always necessary for the Sith to commit murder?

It seems that most of the characters who have turned to the dark side have committed murders around the same time i. e. Count Dooku killed Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas around the time he became Darth Tyranus,...
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Can a Sith/Jedi use the force to physically keep someone alive?

It could be argued that this is a similar question, Did Darth Sidious and Vader ever discover how to cheat death?, but this seems to be more in line with spirit and conscious transference etc. What I ...
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Could the Republic survive without Sith?

     We know that Sith orchestrated Clone Wars, and in secret controlled both sides. Their ultimate goal was gaining power over galaxy and destruction of Jedi Order. Yet, books ...
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How did Palpatine learn Yoda was on Moraband?

At the end of Clone Wars TV show, Yoda is sent to Moraband by Force Priestesses, as part of his trials for learning Force ghost ability. There he encounters ghosts of ancient Sith, and they tell him: ...
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What would happen to a Sith/Dark Jedi seeking redemption?

Perhaps spoiler alert even 14 years after release : the Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy 2003 video game. I finished the game Jedi Academy once more yesterday, opting for the Dark Side when ...
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Are there any instances of Sith getting in a romantic relationship with each other or someone else?

Since one of the famous rules of Star Wars universe that led to major plot points is that Jedi are forbidden to form attachments (especially love relationships), one would expect the Sith would be the ...
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Can Maul use Force Lightning?

Maul (formerly Darth, now just Maul) was once a Dark Lord of the Sith, apprenticed to Darth Sidious. He was trained in the ways of the dark side since childhood, many years before Sidious discovered ...
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Is it possible to purge dark side energies from a person?

In both canon and Legends, Force users who channelled their dark side energies into a kyber crystal form the basis for such corrupted crystals and the subsequent blades acquiring their signature ...
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Why did the Sith need the Clone Army at all?

During the Clone Wars, the Sith (i.e., Palpatine) essentially controlled both sides and both armies, the Droid Army and the Clone Army. The basic premise was that the Droid Army would weaken the Jedi ...
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Did any Sith Lord before Palpatine have political or legal power over the Jedi Order?

As Supreme Chancellor, Palpatine was the head of state of the Galactic Republic. Since the Jedi functioned as a peacekeepers for the Republic, they were bound by its laws. Palpatine could exercise ...
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What would Luke's Sith name have been if he turned to the Dark Side? [closed]

At the end of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Luke comes very close to turning to the Dark Side. If he had killed Darth Vader and became Darth Sidious's apprentice, what would his Sith name ...
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Did the Sith die out with Sidious' death? [duplicate]

It's evident that Sidious was confident in that he would be an eternal emperor and that there was no need for a successor but when his death came, did the Sith die out? I don't think Snoke and Kylo ...
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Have the Mandalorians ever fought the Sith?

The Mandalorian warriors are one of the few non-Force-sensitive entities with the prestige of ever emerging victorious against Force users, namely the Jedi Order, in a formal battle. The successful ...
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Were the Prophets of the Dark Side Sith Lords?

In the Jedi Prince series, we see the prophets use some Force techniques, but were they Sith Lords, or just dark Force users?