Revan was a Sith Lord and the namesake of the Sith Eternal army's 3rd Legion. Since the history of the Sith was kept hidden from the galaxy, only Sith cultists knew the significance of Revan's name.
Sith trooper legions were numerically identified, yet also named after an ancient Sith Lord. The Revan Legion was activated in 35 ABY along with the rest of the Sith Eternal's forces during the war between the First Order and the Resistance.
Behind the scenesEdit
The character of Revan was reestablished in the current Star Wars canon continuity when they were mentioned in the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary, a 2019 reference book written by Lucasfilm Story Group member Pablo Hidalgo. The visual dictionary accompanied the film Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker, which were both released on December 20th.
Stories in LegendsEdit
Revan was originally introduced in the Star Wars Legends continuity in BioWare and LucasArts's 2003 video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. There, Revan was the playable character of the game, with his physical characteristics and gender being customizable by the player. Revan's male gender was then confirmed in The New Essential Chronology and his appearance in Star Wars: The Old Republic.
In Legends, Revan was a Jedi who served in the Mandalorian Wars as the Supreme Commander of Jedi and Galactic Republic forces and fell to the dark side of the Force. He was reborn as Darth Revan and, along with his Padawan-turned-Sith apprentice Darth Malak, wreaked havoc on the Republic. Eventually, Revan was captured by a Jedi strike team and was severely injured in the battle. Taking advantage of this, the Jedi Order wiped Revan's memory and gave him a new identity.
- "One of the very interesting things about the final episode of Mortis, that I know fans would have found very interesting, was that George was looking for two ancient Sith Lords that could bring some meaning that would be kind of like an uber evil influence guiding the Son… and this was Darth Bane and Darth Revan, both of who existed in the EU."
- ―Dave Filoni, on the cut scene
In 2011, Revan was slated to appear in "Ghosts of Mortis," an episode of the third season of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series. Revan would have appeared as a Sith Lord alongside Darth Bane as advisors to the powerful Force wielder known as the Son, but they were ultimately cut from the episode in late production. The show's director, Dave Filoni, was apprehensive of using the scene, and the scene was removed at George Lucas's request because it conflicted with Lucas's view on the Force. Filoni stated the removal of the scene was because Sith Lords existing beyond death or outside of the Force contradicted the established aspects and meaning of it, though the idea was acknowledged and it went far into development. Filoni also thought it was cool for Revan to potentially appear in the TV series, along with Bane in some sort of capacity. The scene made it to the animatics stage and can be viewed in the bonus content on the Blu-ray edition of Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Three. In this cut scene, Revan was modelled after his Legends appearance.
- "We are those who have come before. Those who were betrayed. Those who hate. We are the wielders of the dark side."
"What do you want from me?"
"We stand before you, disciples of the dark side, intent on its supremacy. It has been foreseen that one lives who will control the universe."
- ―Darth Bane and Darth Revan, to the Son
The cut scene of Revan is set in the Well of the Dark Side on the planet Mortis, where the Son confronts dark side spirits about the recent death of his sister, the Daughter, at his hands. The spirit voices tell the Son to embrace his pain and resentment, and when he questions their identities, giant apparitions of Darth Bane and Darth Revan appear to the Son, proclaiming their intent to ensure the dark side's supremacy. Speaking of another's existence who will control the galaxy, Revan and Bane warn the Son that control over Anakin Skywalker, the Chosen One, is the key to the Son's success.
- (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Three
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the Hosnian Cataclysm to 34 ABY. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary establishes that the events of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker, including the revelation of the Sith Eternal and their Sith troopers, takes place one standard year after the Hosnian Cataclysm. Therefore, since the events of the film must take place in 35 ABY.
- ↑ Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- ↑ The New Essential Chronology
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Star Wars: The Old Republic
- ↑ Knights of the Old Republic 9: Flashpoint Interlude: Homecoming
- ↑ Knight Errant
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Three — Jedi Temple Archives: "Ghosts of Mortis"