31 Facts About Darth Bane


Darth Bane is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise.

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Darth Bane was created by George Lucas, within the Star Wars canon where he is first mentioned in the novelization of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, where Bane is an ancient Sith Lord who lived a thousand years before the films, and is known for being the originator of the "Rule of Two" that the Sith Lords follow, which establishes: "One master and one apprentice can be the only Sith in the galaxy at a time", which still remains as his backstory.

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Darth Bane is voiced by Mark Hamill, who portrayed Luke Skywalker in the films.

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Previous to that appearance, the developers of the show had considered and rejected for Darth Bane to appear during the third season's Mortis Trilogy arc alongside Darth Revan, acting as an influence on the Son .

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Darth Bane's backstory is established in Darth Bane: Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn.

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Darth Bane is born as Dessel on the planet Apatros, the son of a miner named Hurst.

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Darth Bane's father takes him into the mines at a young age where the boy is bullied and abused well into adulthood.

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Darth Bane falls out of favor in the Academy, and is eventually refused any personalized training.

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Darth Bane soon realizes that the Brotherhood's teachings are incomplete.

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Darth Bane completes his training, learning numerous Sith techniques, including the "thought bomb" designed to kill all Force-sensitive beings in reach.

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Darth Bane sends a staged message to Kaan asking to join the Brotherhood; Githany volunteers to kill Darth Bane.

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Unknown to Githany, Darth Bane had sent the thought bomb, supposedly as a token of goodwill.

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Githany finds Darth Bane, and pretends to accept his offer to join the Brotherhood.

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Barely alive, Darth Bane eventually finds a healer named Caleb and extorts his help by threatening his daughter.

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In both Jedi vs Sith and the end of Path of Destruction, Darth Bane meets a Force-sensitive young girl named Rain, who had been brought to Ruusan by the Jedi.

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Darth Bane uses the holocron to gain further knowledge of the dark side, as well as information on the orbalisks.

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Darth Bane learns that Nadd faced the same problem with the orbalisks, so the Dark Lord before him created a suit that would stop them growing on his face, hands and feet.

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Darth Bane is growing older and weaker, but Zannah has not yet made any attempt to confront him.

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When Darth Bane discovers that a clue to the secret can be found on the planet Prakith, he distracts Zannah by sending her to Doan to investigate the death of a Jedi Knight.

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Zannah knows that, despite his frail appearance, Darth Bane is tremendously powerful and that his frailty might be a trap to lure her into attacking him.

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Zannah knows that, if she was to defeat Darth Bane and take on the mantle of the Dark Lord of the Sith, she would need an apprentice of her own.

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Meanwhile, Darth Bane arrives on Prakith through a series of hazardous micro-jumps into the Deep Core.

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On Ciutric IV, the Huntress and a group of mercenaries ambushes Darth Bane, and manages to incapacitate him by a potent nerve poison supplied by Serra's healer knowledge.

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Darth Bane manages to escape from Zannah, and each attempt to escape on different shuttles.

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Bane and the Huntress, now renamed Darth Cognus, follows Serra back to Ambria near Caleb's cottage.

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Darth Bane then sends a message to Zannah directing her to Ambria to finish their duel.

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Darth Bane's body is destroyed and reduced to ash as a side effect of the technique and the two fight a battle of wills within Zannah's body.

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Darth Bane's essence remains dead, but a part of his influence lives on in Zannah.

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Darth Bane is featured in Star Wars: Legacy and Legacy: Shards, set 130 years after Return of the Jedi.

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In "Shards", Darth Bane appears with two other long-dead Sith Lords, Darth Nihilus and Darth Andeddu, in a vision to the series' chief villain, Darth Krayt.

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Darth Bane condemns Krayt for taking more than one apprentice, and prophesies that Krayt's new Sith Empire will collapse when his followers turn on themselves, since his "One Sith" philosophy isn't an improvement on the Rule of Two.

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