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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. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. The images in the question doesn't have a scale on it, but I found another ...


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It is a skill named tutaminis (sometimes called Force Absorption or something similar). Satele's mastery of the Force allowed her to dissipate the lightsaber's energy. It is the same skill Yoda used to absorb Force Lightning:


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I think the confusion comes from the difference between the Sith Empire as an establishment and Sith as a practice. In the main Star Wars universe (that is seen in the movies), Sith is the opposite of Jedi. Jedi = good, Sith = bad. But you must remember that originally the Sith was an empire, an institution that existed with formal structure. This ...


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Typically, Sith would marry/breed with the pure goal of powerful offspring. As Wookieepedia explains, while Darth Malgus took a freed Twi'lek slave as his wife, most marriages or unions were with powerful Force users. Darth Malgus took a Twi'lek, Eleena Daru, to be his wife, which was considered to be unusual amongst the Sith. This move echoed the past ...


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It was a choice they made early in the development, as explained by Daniel Erickson, the head writer for Star Wars: The Old Republic, in this 2008 interview: Like other MMOs, The Old Republic will have two factions--the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Though led by respectively benevolent and malevolent leaders, the two sides will be home to ...


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This is hard to say based on the Knights of the Old Republic games alone; those games had a lot of speculation about Revan's intentions, but not very many verifiable facts. The 2011 novel The Old Republic: Revan1, which is technically a pre-TOR work and shows Revan's travels directly, clears up a lot of this speculation. In particular, it validates a ...


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According to Wookieepedia, the time period between Knights of The Old Republic and The Phantom Menace overlaps with four broad periods of Galactic History: Old Sith Wars: 4000 BBY1 - 3950 BBY This period is dominated by conflicts with various Sith Lords (hence the name), and opens with the events of the Tales of the Jedi comic series. Knights of the Old ...


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I asked my good friends Paul S. Kemp (author of TOR: Deceived), Sean Williams (Author of TOR: Fatal Alliance) and Drew Karpyshyn (author of TOR: Revan and TOR: Annihiliation) , what their thoughts were on reading order. Some answers were more useful than others :-) Q. There are 4 "Old Republic" novels now. Any thoughts on reading order (e.g published vs,...


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While I'm sure there have been extensive discussions, the latest information is that there have been no formal talks regarding the production of a KOTOR film or a film set in the distant past of the Star Wars universe. There were some unsubstantiated rumours in 2013 about Drew Karpyshyn writing a screenplay for LucasFilm but this was point-blank denied by ...


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Look at it in the sense that good people can do bad things and bad people can do good things. That doesn't mean that they automatically change designation between good/bad. In a more specific Star Wars reference, consider when or These are some pretty evil acts, but Anakin is still a Jedi after each. He's definitely on the path to the Dark Side, but he'...


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I think your premise in the first is wrong. Thrawn gained the high Imperial rank not because of where he originated but because he was so good. Whether only a Chiss could have been Thrawn is a different postulation. If it had been any other race that originally came into contact with Palpatine (or rather, his representative Kinman Doriana, during Outbound ...


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The greater enemy that Revan foresaw was the Sith Emperor. Much of the initial focus in SW:TOR (which can be considered in a way to be KoToR 3) is given to the sudden re-emergence of the Sith Empire, and their blitzkrieg attack on Republic planets. An easy interpretation of Revan's warning was that this mighty empire was hiding in the shadows and ready to ...


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Nothing is mentioned in-game, but during the promotion of the sequel KotoR II, Lucasarts wrote a series of articles giving background info on the era & setting. Among it was mention of the Endar Spire's original mission: to link up with a larger Jedi battle fleet set to engage the Sith's fleet over Taris, but an interdiction field dropped them out of ...


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There aren't much information on this in canon, but the articles on Wookieepedia states only few elements like Stygium and Hibridium as sources for stealth tech. Again canon hasn't really addressed Cloaking much, but the legends entries for the aforementioned says that they are very rare elements and each only found on a few or even only a single planet. ...


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From the book: Lost Tribe of the Sith-Book 1-The Collected Stories During the reign of Naga Sadow Yaru Korsin marries a woman, Seelah (Devore Korsin’s woman before he dies at the hand of his brother Yaru) Excerpt: “What had happened to Ravilan’s people was partially due to Korsin’s failure at managing that, though he didn’t mind the result. Unlike his wife,...


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From wookiepedia: The Dread Masters were six powerful human Sith Lords who served the Sith Emperor for centuries as prophets, generals and advisors. Their name was earned when they studied the power of the Phobis devices, artifacts that had driven even the most depraved Sith mad with terror. This power allowed the Dread Masters to destroy entire Galactic ...


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Think of it like this: I can be evil for good reasons, or I can be good for evil reasons. A light side Sith Warrior may be honorable and not kill people just to kill them. A Dark side Jedi Knight may not show mercy when it comes to empire opponents. Not everything is black and white. If you look at Darth Vader in EP VI, he was a Sith who threw Palpatine ...


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It was speculated as early as 2012 on The Old Republic community forum that Graata was voiced by Tom Kane: If you're talking about the Kaleesh Grataa from Hutta, that's Tom Kane. This was recently confirmed on The Old Republic's IMDB page (emphasis mine): Tom Kane: M1-4X / Commander Narlock / A-4P0 / AR-G0 / CB-08-4 / Captain Trezin / Commander Vorten ...


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The greater enemy as revealed in the online game The Old Republic was the Sith emperor (and in extension the Sith empire). This was a bit further expanded upon in the Revan book and then again in the MMO where it was told how Revan got to know the enemy, why Revan fell and what happened after Kotor 2.


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After the two other answers were posted (and they are good ones), I found more information while looking into something else. The original source is this podcast: I found it because of this post: https://www.reddit.com/r/kotor/comments/58zcn2/obsidians_story_for_kotor_3/ The summary of Chris Avellone (Kotor 2 writer) about ...


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Even if they did know there were planets in this area, that doesn't mean those planets are logical places to search. I don't know what it's like in the Star Wars galaxy, but here in the Milky Way, less than 5% of planets are habitable under the best cases. Even if it was known that there were planets in that area, everyone probably knew that those planets ...


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The only thing that I can think of is Pre Vizsla (its a weak connection). In his his fight with Obi-Wan Kenobi with the Darksaber, he makes a reference to his ancestor fighting against the Jedi (Mandalorian Wars perhaps) and one of his anscestors taking the Darksaber from the Jedi Temple. "For generations my ancestors fought proudly as warriors against ...


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Sidious mentioned Malgus in Book of Sith Meebur Gascon mentions Malachor as an expletive. Malachor V was the planet devastated by Revan's Mass Shadow Generator, which was also responsible for Darth Nihilus's birth.


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The Sith and Jedi aren't Good vs Evil, they are merely two opposing philosophies. Jedi value control while Sith value power. Neither are evil in moderation but Sith often seek power and the dark side grants more power than the light, at least in the short term. A Sith does not have to be ruthless to get what he wants. He could just as easily gain power ...


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