36 Facts About Sith


Sith are the main antagonists of many works in the fictional universe of the Star Wars franchise.

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The Sith Order are depicted as an ancient monastic and kraterocratic cultist organization of supernaturally gifted Force-wielders driven by a machiavellian-imperialist agenda of galactic domination and revenge against the Jedi Order.

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Sith are ruthless and totalitarian by design, in which a supreme autocratic authority is concentrated in a single individual granted the honorific Dark Lord of the Sith.

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Sith culture is of perpetual self-destruction and reinvention; transfer of power is conducted through state-sanctioned assassinations: when a Sith Lord grows complacent and exhibits weakness, they are eventually killed, wherein their property and authority transferred to the apprentice who killed them.

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Sith teach their apprentices to revere the dark side of the Force and to believe that the galaxy was theirs to rule by cosmic right.

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Sith characters had been portrayed as such in some Star Wars Legends works prior to the release of The Phantom Menace, and in deleted footage from the original film.

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The ongoing struggle of the humanistic "light side"-affiliated Jedi to permanently defeat the egoistic "dark side"-affiliated Sith is framed not only as a contest of values, but as a deep metaphysical conflict: The dark side of the Force is viewed by the Jedi, and generally represented within Star Wars media, as not only a dangerous expedient but as a form of existential corruption which must be purged for the universe, or a person, to attain spiritual balance.

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The goal of the Sith is tangible greatness: the ability to shape and destroy the world according to one's will alone.

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However, the Sith consider the Jedi's aspirations to be either hopeless or pathetic.

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Sith academies were structured with rules, lectures, and classes, with an underlying "kill or be killed" mentality amongst the apprentices.

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Sith emphasize "survival of the fittest" and view restraint as a weakness.

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The Sith cultivate a connection to the dark side of the Force, which provides them with easy access to superhuman power and arcane knowledge; however, the trade-off is the severe cost of adopting a dark triad personality that corrodes their basic capacity for empathy, kindness, and love.

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Sith are dedicated to the "Sith Code" and to mastering the dark side of the Force.

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The Sith Code identifies conflict as the fundamental dynamic of reality, and holds that the search for lasting peace, within or without, is both quixotic and misguided.

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Accordingly, the Sith reject altruism, self-abnegation and kindness, as they regard such attitudes as founded on delusions that fetter one's perceptions and power.

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In connection with their philosophy, the Sith draw on the dark side of the Force through severe negative emotions, a technique antipodal to that of their archenemies, the Jedi, who rely on the Force's "light side, " i e, the Force as experienced through disciplined states of quietude and compassion.

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Dark side of the Force is stigmatized as seductive, corruptive, and addictive by the Jedi, who view it as evil, whereas the Sith consider the dark side of the Force to be its most powerful manifestation, and regard the abstemious Jedi as blinded by false virtue.

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Vitiate had them seek out the Star Forge, an ancient, alien weapons plant that the Sith hoped to use to speed up their return to the galaxy.

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The war briefly fell in favor of the Republic and the Jedi, with the Sith gradually losing ground, until both factions were forced to join together in an alliance against a third faction of Force-users known as the Eternal Empire.

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Occasionally, a Dark Lord such as Darth Rivan or Darth Ruin would rise and fall, but the Sith did not become a major threat again until around 2,500 years later.

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Schemes of the Sith are key to the overarching plot of the Star Wars films and much other fictional material in the franchise.

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The Sith were first mentioned in A New Hope in a scene ultimately cut from the film.

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The Sith were formally introduced on-screen with the release of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace in 1999 as a shadowy martial order manipulating the movie's political factions into a galaxy-spanning civil war.

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Origin, agenda, abilities and philosophy of the Sith are intertwined with their relationship to the Force.

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The Sith originated in a species of Force-sensitive warriors who discovered the efficacy of passion as a tool to draw on the Force at least 5,000 years prior to the events of the first Star Wars film.

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Succession of Sith-led regimes would arise to challenge the Jedi and the Galactic Republic.

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Darth Sidious was a human Dark Lord of the Sith who appeared in each trilogy of the Skywalker Saga.

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In Legends continuity, Darth Sidious would return using clones and ancient Sith powers, returning in several clone bodies over the course of several novels and comics.

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Darth Momin was a humanoid Dark Lord of Sith who appeared in the comic book Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith and briefly in Lando.

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Momin was eventually rescued by a Sith Lady named Shaa, who trained him in the dark side of the Force until he became more powerful than her and killed her.

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The EU describes the exploits of Sith characters following the collapse of Emperor Palpatine's Galactic Empire and the restoration of the Republic, such as the attempt by “Darth Krayt” to establish a New Sith Order on Korriban.

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Shadow Hunter provided insight into the Sith while detailing how Darth Sidious brought his plan of usurpation into action.

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The Sith appear as major antagonists throughout this story's plot.

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Darth Caedus was a Dark Lord of the Sith born as the oldest son of Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo.

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Several thousands of years after that, in the video game Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, a cult dedicated to Ragnos, led by the Dark Jedi Tavion Axmis, intended to resurrect the Sith Lord using an old artifact called the Scepter of Ragnos.

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Malgus was placed in charge of orbital security, but the Sith Lord defied his orders and traveled back to Coruscant's surface to strike against the renegade Jedi Aryn Leneer, who wanted to avenge her master Ven Zallow, killed by Malgus during the attack on the Jedi Temple.

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