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"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[src]
Sith Code scroll

The Sith Code in Aurebesh

The Code of the Sith, also known as Qotsisajak,[1] 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.[2]

The codeEdit

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.

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In some versions of the Code, the initial line "Peace is a lie" was repeated after "The Force shall free me."[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Code of the Sith first appeared in Star Wars canon in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode "Altar of Mortis".[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

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