- "Through victory my chains are broken. The chains. The chains are the easy part. It's what goes on in here that's hard."
- ―Darth Maul, reciting part of the Sith Code
The Code of the Sith, also known as Qotsisajak, was a mantra that expressed the core beliefs of the Sith. It was an inversion of the Jedi Code, a set of rules for members of the Jedi Order. It notably taught its followers that it is for the strong to destroy the weak.
Peace is a lie. There is only Passion.
Through Passion, I gain Strength.
Through Strength, I gain Power.
Through Power, I gain Victory.
Through Victory my chains are Broken.
The Force shall free me.
In some versions of the Code, the initial line "Peace is a lie" was repeated after "The Force shall free me."
Behind the scenes
The Code of the Sith first appeared in Star Wars canon in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode "Altar of Mortis." The Code of the Sith was originally created by David Gaider, who wrote the Korriban segment of the Star Wars Legends 2003 video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Initially, Gaider had asked Lucasfilm Ltd. whether the Sith had a written creed like the Jedi did. When he was told to write one specifically for the game, Gaider reversed the existing Jedi Code and complemented it with a Sith philosophy partly inspired by Mein Kampf, the 1925 infamous autobiographical manifesto written by the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
- Darth Maul (2017) 1 (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Altar of Mortis" (First appearance) (Fragment only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Brothers" (Fragment only)
- Star Wars Rebels – "Twilight of the Apprentice" (Fragment only)
- Guardians of the Whills (First identified as Code of the Sith) (First identified as Qotsisajak)
- Darth Vader: Sith Lord (First identified as Sith Code)
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: The Secrets of the Sith