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What's the correct plural of Jedi and Sith?

Jedi: Mace Windu: ...you must realize there aren't enough Jedi to protect the Republic. We are keepers of the peace, not soldiers. -- Episode II Sith: It's difficult to find conclusive proof that ...
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What is a Sith's ultimate goal?

As with most of my answers on here, I'm going to lean fairly heavily on Legends, as the philosophy of the Sith isn't built out very well in the new canon. According to the Sith Code, the ultimate ...
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Why was converting Luke to the dark side worth the Emperor's life?

The Emperor never intended to die: I'm looking forward to completing your training. In time you will call me Master. He taunts Luke in order to get Luke to give in to his anger and turn to the ...
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Are there any known Sith from Yoda's species?

Within the Star Wars canon, there are remarkably few members of Yoda's species that we can point at. Of the six that have appeared in any officially licensed media (Minch, Oteg, Vandar, Yaddle, Yoda ...
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If there are only two Sith, why aren't they easily defeated?

I'm not versed with the Star Wars canon outside of the movies, so I'll answer using that as a basis. Firstly, the Sith had the power to conceal themselves from the Jedi. No one knew about Darth ...
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Why not Jedi Lords and Sith Knights?

Jedi Knights have been using that title since before the creation of the Old Republic 25,000 years BBY. The title presumably reflects their role in the galaxy as protectors & guardians. To ...
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Why did Darth Maul attack Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan?

If I had to pick one word to describe the Jedi in Episodes I-III, it would be complacent. They do not notice Sidious' plot as it develops under their very noses. In Episode II, Mace Windu confidently ...
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If Palpatine had foreseen his destruction at the hands of Luke, why risk trying to turn him?

It is never made clear how Luke's ability to destroy the Emperor has been foreseen (if in fact Vader did not simply make this up in order to persuade Luke to join the dark side). It is, however, ...
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What was Darth Maul's birth name?

As far as we know, Maul is Darth Maul's pre-Sith name. He was born a Nightbrother and has brothers with similarly evil-sounding names: Savage Opress and Feral. Maul's last name may be considered "...
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Why did nobody know about the Sith Empire?

As far as I know, this has never been adequately explained beyond "rule of drama." However, there are a couple of factors that make this a little more plausible than it at first appears: Space is big....
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Was the Emperor always a Sith Lord?

As Wookieepedia's article on Palpatine notes, the original conception of the Emperor was that he was not a Force-user (and thus not a Sith) and that he was weak-willed and controlled by the Imperial ...
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To what extent can Emperor Palpatine actually see into the future?

What the Emperor tells Luke is actually: Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design. The difference may seem irrelevant (especially since the Emperor does tell Vader, ...
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Are there any blue Sith?

You can always go with Sidious' hologram. It's canon. You could also use Maul's hologram. That would be even funnier since the red and blue Sith would be the same person.
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Has there been a Sith who didn't learn from a more senior Sith?

There was an unbroken line of Sith Masters from Darth Bane until Darth Sidious under Bane's Rule of Two, so none of these Sith Masters trained themselves (this direct transfer of knowledge was one of ...
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What age was Darth Vader when he finally died?

The best info available suggests that he was 45 when he died. To determine this, we need to use a few sources. Note that some of these are no longer considered fully canon. According to this post by ...
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If there are only two Sith, why aren't they easily defeated?

Three primary reasons: First: Until the events of The Phantom Menace, everyone assumes the Sith don't even exist anymore. It's not until Attack of the Clones that everyone is finally convinced. ...
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Why was Count Dooku not given the title "Darth"?

He was addressed as "Darth Tyranus" by Darth Sidious in the Clone Wars episode "The Rise of Clovis".
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Female terms for Jedi/Sith

Jedi Master and Sith Lord are formal titles which are generally used by both sexes. In current canon there are no female Sith Lords (Asajj Ventress was affiliated with the Sith as an apprentice of ...
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Did Sidious not believe that Anakin would destroy the Sith and bring balance to the Force?

The prophecy of the Chosen One is a Jedi prophecy. As a Sith, Sidious has no reason to believe that it would come true in a way that favored the Jedi. He would regard it as no more than wishful ...
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Why did Palpatine trust so many people with his plan for the Jedi?

Order 66 was never planned by anyone other than Palpatine. There were 150 contingency orders, including one to arrest/kill the Supreme Chancellor. I would assume that their inhibitor chip would ...
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Are there any blue Sith?

In Legends, Darth Ruin is blue. Picture from Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side Picture from Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force And of course, Anakin was a Sith, and when he ...
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Why was Darth Vader more of a Jedi than Anakin?

I think there is evidence that for the Sith, passionate fiery anger initially leads them to fall to the dark side, but this eventually tends to solidify into more of a cold contempt for others, a kind ...
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Why didn't the Emperor realize that torturing Luke to death in front of Vader might be a bad idea?

Luke gives us the answer when he tells the Emperor: Your overconfidence is your weakness. The Emperor was overconfident that the Rebel fleet would fail and that he could turn Luke to the dark side....
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Other than better PR, what is the difference between the Jedi and the Sith?

The main differences are: How they access the Force. Jedi's access to the Force is more passive. They let the Force guide them. Sith's access is far more active. They make the Force do their ...
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Would fewer Jedi be more powerful?

That's not how the force works! or why the Rule of Two works. The Rule of two was created by Darth Bane to allow the Sith Order to operate in secret, because greed and fighting amongst many Sith Lords ...
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What's the correct plural of Jedi and Sith?

The correct answer is “Jedi” and “Sith”. Obi-Wan: But he still has much to learn, Master. His abilities have made him... well arrogant. Yoda: Yes. Yes. A flaw more and more common among Jedi. Too ...
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Why wasn't Master Yoda able to beat Palpatine?

As Null points out, your question is probably flawed, in that Windu didn't actually beat Palpatine, and it is likely that Palpatine allowed Windu to disarm him. However, I'm willing to answer the ...
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Why did Vader and Maul abandon their name while the other Sith Lords in the Movie didn't?

The main difference between Sheev Palpatine and Count Dooku as a set, and Anakin and Maul as another set, is circumstances: The former pair were politicians with their "muggle" personas being their ...
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Can Sith crystals be "bled" by Jedi?

They can be unbled, as done by Ahsoka Tano The crystals that had powered his lightsaber were no longer contained by metal, but their song had not dimmed. She held them in one hand, almost shaking as ...
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