- "Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering."
Sith are the users of the Dark Side of the Force. In most Star Wars games, the Sith are considered "the enemy". Commonly, Jedi often battle with them. They often seem more powerful than their enemy. The Jedi, due to a more aggressive aproach, a wider range of force powers and the fact that they generaly rule by fear.
Rule of TwoEdit
As the Sith were constantly fighing each other as well as the Jedi it was decided that that there should only be two Sith at a time, a master and an apprentice. This was decided by Darth Bane. During Emperor Palpatine's rule the rule of two was generaly kept as the only true sith were Darth Vader and Darth Sidious (Palpatine) however the rule was broken when Darth Vader trained a Secret Apprentice, meaning that at one point there were three Sith. However Darth Vader was training his apprentice so that he could overthrow Palpatine and replace him, which is the Sith way.
Titles and RankingEdit
Most sith are given a new Sith name with the title of Darth at the begining of their acceptance into the sith order.
During Darth Bane's rule of two the following 'ranks' were used:
- Dark Lord Of The Sith - Both the master and the apprentice held this title.
- Sith Master - A Sith who had an apprentice
- Sith Apprentice - A Sith in training from a Sith Master.
- Dark Side Adept - A gifted Dark Side Force user who is often trained by an experinced Sith Apprentice or a Sith Master. As they do not fit into the rule of two they are technically just Force Users who fight under the rule of the Sith. When an Apprentice becomes a Master an Adept often takes the role of apprentice.
- Dark Jedi - A Jedi who fell to the Dark Side. (Desann, Galen Marek, and Asajj Ventress are all examples of Dark Jedi)
In many games Sith characters are not playable as they are often a main enemy, however is some games, such as Jedi Power Battles playable Sith characters can be unlocked after completion of the game or by completing certain objectives. Certain games such as Star Wars: Demolition has a cheat code entry screen which allows you to play as locked characters, this often includes Sith. Many newer games such as Star Wars: Battlefront II have a more equal balance between playable Jedi and Sith characters, and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed has a playable Sith as the main character.
Sith are often considered 'special' in comparison to other characters due to their force powers, an example of this is LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game where Sith characters can use the Force on black bricks whereas jedi can't. Sith have much more aggressive moves than jedi and there are usally two types of Sith that are used in games; sith that mainly fight with their Lightsabers e.g.Darth Maul, and Sith that mainly fight with the Force. However some Sith fit into both of these catogories such as Darth Sidious.
In Game AbilitiesEdit
This is a list of force abilities used by Sith in any authentic, licensed Star Wars video game:
- Force Jump
- Saber Throw (The force is used to return the lightsaber to the user)
- Force assisted sprint
- Force Heal
- Force Crush (The ultimate form of Force Choke in Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, gained by being a Sith Lord and killing all the Jedi Masters and being confronted by Kreia in the enclave. It lifts up your enemy and crushes their throat, can kill most enemies in one use.
NOTE: Please use the this page's talk page to check the reference of any Force Power before removing it from this list
Notable Sith CharactersEdit
- Darth Sidious (Emperor Palpatine)
- Darth Tyranus (Count Dooku)
- Darth Plageius
Notable Sith AdeptsEdit
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes
- Star Wars: Battlefront
- Star Wars: Battlefront II
- Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (Mentioned Only)
- LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (Non-canonical appearance)
- LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (Non-canonical appearance)
- Star Wars: Battlefront: Renegade Squadron
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars
- Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (Mentioned Only)
- Star Wars: Bounty Hunter