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Within the Star Wars universe, the term Sith is used to describe two separate but related groups[citation needed]. The most common use of the word applies to a cult of warrior priests devoted to the dark side of the Force, serving as the counterparts of the Jedi Knights[citation needed]. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the series. ... A fictional universe is an imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction or translatable non-fiction. ... This article does not discuss cult in its original meaning. ... For other uses, see Warrior (disambiguation). ... This article is about religious workers. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “May The Force Be With You” redirects here. ... Jedi Knights and Jedi Knight redirect here. ...

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Etymology

The first use of the word Sith (in the Star Wars Universe) was in the script and novelization for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, as a title for Darth Vader, the "Dark Lord of the Sith". George Lucas did not explain exactly what this meant, however. This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... Darth Vader is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ...


Revenge of the Sith

Bane's reformed Sith Order went into hiding, though they were soon discovered by the Jedi and believed to be destroyed. They survived, but would not resurface for almost one thousand years, with the depredations of Darth Sidious and Darth Maul that occurred shortly before the Battle of Naboo. Palpatine is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Darth Maul is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Combatants Naboo Royal Security Forces Gungan Grand Army Galactic Republic Trade Federation Droid Army Commanders Queen Padmé Amidala (Ruler of the Naboo) Captain Tarpals (Gungan Captain) Captain Panaka (Royal Security Captain) Qui-Gon Jinn† (Jedi Master) Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Apprentice/Knight) Jar Jar Binks (Gungan General) Ric Olie (Bravo...


Though Darth Maul was slain in that battle at the hands of Jedi Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi, the day proved an unparalleled victory for the Sith; Darth Sidious, generally known to the public as Senator Palpatine of Naboo, was elected to the office of Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic, and set his sights on making Anakin Skywalker, newly discovered by the Jedi and rumored to be the prophesied "The One," his new apprentice. Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Naboo is a fictitious planet in the fictional Star Wars universe with a mostly green terrain and which is the homeworld of two societies: the Gungans who dwell in underwater cities and the humans who live in colonies on the surface. ...


More than a decade passed, and former Jedi Master Count Dooku (renamed Darth Tyranus in the Sith tradition) started the Confederacy of Independent Systems (CIS or the Separatists), which threatened the unstable Republic. A motion made in the Senate by Representative Jar Jar Binks, who was easily manipulated by Palpatine, granted him more and more emergency powers. When the Jedi discovered the threat the Clone Wars began with the battle to rescue captured Jedi on Geonosis. Count Dooku (also known as Darth Tyranus) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... Look up Darth in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Confederacy of Independent Systems (CIS) is an organization that existed in the latter years of the Republic. ... The ability to speak does not make you intelligent. ... A scene from Attack of the Clones depicting the Battle of Geonosis, the first battle of the Clone Wars The Clone Wars (also known as the Clone War) are a series of fictional intragalactic battles in George Lucass science fiction saga Star Wars. ...


During the Clone Wars, many Jedi lost their lives at the hands of the Separatists and their Kaleesh cyborg military leader, General Grievous. The Clone Wars eventually reached even Coruscant, where the cunning general captured Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. A great battle erupted above the planet-city. In that battle, Anakin Skywalker brutally executed Count Dooku, as he was goaded by Palpatine. Kalee is the homeworld of the Kaleesh, such as the cyborg General Grievous, a warlord who hailed from this planet. ... For other uses, see Cyborg (disambiguation). ... General Grievous is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... Coruscant Coruscant (pronounced //) is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ...


The Chancellor then started to use his emergency powers to control the Jedi Order. The Jedi were instantly suspicious of Palpatine's motives, and suspected that Darth Sidious was a part of Palpatine's inner circle and was controlling him. Palpatine appointed Anakin to the Jedi Council as the Chancellor's representative, and convinced him that the Jedi were trying to take over the Republic. Later evidence proved this true, but not in the sense in which Palpatine had brainwashed Anakin into believing. Since Palpatine had control of the Senate and the Courts, without the Jedi stepping in to do something, Palpatine would have still destroyed the Jedi and Palpatine would had even more firm control of the situation. A state of emergency is a governmental declaration that may suspend certain normal functions of government, may work to alert citizens to alter their normal behaviors, or may order government agencies to implement emergency preparedness plans. ...


It was also during this time that Anakin began to be plagued with visions of the death of his pregnant wife, Senator Padmé Amidala, in childbirth. Haunted by the murder of his mother three years earlier by Tusken Raiders on Tatooine, Anakin had been determined to find a way to prevent death using the Force. Palpatine, having learned all about the secret wedding from Captain Panaka used this as an opportune moment for Anakin to become his new successor. This article is about human pregnancy in biological females. ... Padmé Amidala is a fictional character in George Lucas science fiction saga Star Wars. ... Parturition redirects here. ... For the northwest hiphop crew Sandpeople see Sandpeople (music) A Tusken Raider. ... In George Lucass Star Wars saga, Tatooine is the home planet of the Skywalker family and Ben Kenobi, the setting for much of the action in the sagas films (as well as several of the novels and other pieces of written fiction) and one of the most iconic... The following is a list of characters from the Old Republic era of the Star Wars fictional universe, dating from 5,000 BBY to the end of the events depicted in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, approximately 19 BBY. Jedi are not included in this list. ...


Eventually Palpatine revealed to Anakin that he was, in fact, Darth Sidious. In doing so, he offered him the secret he had been looking for (claiming it had been discovered by his former master, Darth Plagueis[1]), so long as he joined him as his new apprentice. Instead, Anakin went to the Jedi Council and told Jedi Master Mace Windu of Palpatine's true identity. Windu, along with the Jedi Agen Kolar, Saesee Tiin, and Kit Fisto, moved to arrest the Chancellor. However, Sidious quickly cut down the latter three and was battling with Windu when Anakin arrived. Skywalker demanded that Palpatine be arrested and stand trial, but the Jedi master argued that Sidious was far too dangerous to be allowed to live any longer. As Windu moved to kill the Sith Lord, Anakin severed Windu's right hand, allowing Palpatine to strike him down. Darth Plagueis (the Wise) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, who is mentioned in passing during Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. ... “Windu” redirects here. ... The following is a list of fictional Star Wars Jedi characters who attained a rank of Jedi Master. ... Saesee Tiin is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... Kit Fisto is a Jedi master from the Star Wars universe, who was portrayed in the films Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, as well as the Animated series Clone Wars. ...


Anakin became Sidious's new apprentice, assuming the Sith title Darth Vader. Sidious quickly instructed Lord Vader to move against the Jedi Temple, imploring him to dispose of all the remaining Jedi, including younglings. Most surviving Jedi not present at the temple were disposed of by "Order 66," which instructed all clone troopers to execute their Jedi commanders. Very few Jedi survived this treachery, the most notable among them Yoda and Obi-Wan. Darth Vader is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Yoda is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, who appears in all of the franchises films except for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi (57 - 0 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, a Jedi Master of legendary status. ...


When it was over, the Jedi ranks had been thinned considerably. At last, the moment had come for the Sith to reclaim their former glory. Sidious/Palpatine replaced the ancient Republic with the Empire, an oppressive, galaxy-spanning dictatorship the likes of which had not been seen for a millennium. The Galactic Empire is the main antagonist in the Star Wars universe. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A dictatorship is an autocratic form of government in which the government is ruled by a dictator. ...


The Great Jedi Purge continued, led by Vader and other Force-sensitive servants of the Emperor, such as the Inquisitorius and the Emperor's Hands, until only a handful of Jedi were left alive. It was a dark time for the galaxy, in which the Force became thought of throughout the Empire (except in the cases of Vader, Palpatine, and their Dark Jedi servants) as an arcane philosophy, almost like a fairy tale. (This was used as an explanation for absence of the term "Sith" in the original trilogy.) This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Mara Jade and Kogo Vess, two Emperors Hands The Emperors Hands, in the Extended Universe of the fictional Star Wars galaxy, were Emperor Palpatines secret, private Force-sensitive agents and assassins throughout his reign. ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ...


Fall of the Galactic Empire and Return of the Jedi

Eventually, however, the Rebel Alliance arose to threaten the Empire's unchallenged sovereignty. The Galactic Civil War drew many into its fold, perhaps the most notable of whom was Luke Skywalker, the son of Anakin. Shortly after the Rebels destroyed the Empire's terrifying Death Star superweapon, the Emperor and Vader became aware of the young man's identity. Both Sith Lords hoped to corrupt Luke to the dark side, but each had a different motive. Vader desired to kill the Emperor and rule the galaxy with his son, but Palpatine wished to replace Vader with the boy. During the Battle of Endor, Skywalker refused to join the Emperor, who then began torturing him with Force lightning. His son's suffering and pleas for help freed Anakin Skywalker from the Emperor's service, and he threw his former master down the newly constructed second Death Star's reactor shaft, in the process subjecting himself to the full force of the Emperor's lightning. Severely injured by the Emperor's assault and with his life-sustaining armor non-functional, the former Sith Lord died a few minutes later, finally fulfilling the Jedi prophecy of the Chosen One. Luke escaped with his father's body (still wearing the trademark armor) shortly before the new Death Star was destroyed. Luke later burned his father's body on a funeral pyre on Endor, marking the end of the Emperor's reign. In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, is an interstellar terrorist force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ... “Sovereign” redirects here. ... The Galactic Civil War is a fictional war from the Star Wars galaxy. ... The Death Star is a fictional planet-destroying superweapon as well as an enormous mobile military garrison in the Star Wars universe. ... The Battle of Endor was the climactic battle depicted in the 1983 film, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... Torture, according to international law, is any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has... Force lightning is an offensive technique in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


Weapons of the Sith

The Sith's traditional weapon was the lightsaber. It is usually red. For Star Wars characters and their lightsaber colors, see Lightsaber users. ... For Star Wars characters and their lightsaber colors, see Lightsaber users. ...


Sources

References

  1. ^ Although it is never stated in the movie that Sidious was Plagueis's apprentice, it is included in the novelization of Revenge of the Sith and implied in the film, as well as mentioned in "Labyrinth of Evil." See Darth Plagueis.

Darth Plagueis (the Wise) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, who is mentioned in passing during Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. ...

External links


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