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"The Empire sent out powerful Force-users, dark side adepts, to hunt down any Jedi survivors. They were called the Inquisitorius."
Verla, to Luke Skywalker[src]

A dark side adept was someone with the power to use the dark side of the Force. They were often steeped in the lore of the dark side and opposed to those who used the light side, such as Jedi.[2] While all Sith were dark side adepts, the term was not exclusive to them, as non-Sith individuals, such as the Inquisitorius and Snoke, were considered dark side adepts as well.[1][3]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

In the continuity of Star Wars Legends, a Dark Side Adept was anyone using the dark side of the Force outside of the traditions of the Jedi or the Sith. Dark side adepts were referenced in passing in James Luceno's 2014 canon novel Tarkin.[2] Lucasfilm Story Group member Matt Martin later clarified on Twitter that the book, which had spelled the term as "Dark Side Adept," had made a mistake,[4] and that it shouldn't be capitalized.[5][6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 6
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tarkin
  3. StarWars-DatabankII.png The Force in the Databank (backup link)
  4. TwitterLogo.svg Matt Martin (@missingwords) on Twitter: "@WookOfficial and @EvanSchultheis I think you may have found an error in that book!" (screenshot)
  5. TwitterLogo.svg Matt Martin (@missingwords) on Twitter: "@WookOfficial I say this because I know you guys will appreciate it, not because I want to be a pedantic jerk (at this moment): "dark side" should not be capitalized." (screenshot)
  6. TwitterLogo.svg Matt Martin (@missingwords) on Twitter: "@WookOfficial I guess technically "adept" probably wouldn't be capitalized either. Or well, as an official title it could be but in the case of the Inquisitors it’s just a description so..." (screenshot)
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