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"Perhaps your way lies with the Sith... and the heart of their darkness. To recognize what strength is, and bring that strength to those that follow you... and those that defy you. The way of a Sith Lord."

Sith Lord was a title that was conferred on members of various Sith Orders who had both considerable knowledge of and strength in the dark side of the Force.


Darth Revan's Sith Empire granted this title to its high-ranking members, with Dark Lord of the Sith as the most powerful and their leader. However, the majority of the dark-side users were known as Dark Jedi, which was the same with the Sith Triumvirate.[4]

Vitiate's Sith Empire granted this title to mid-ranking Sith members, usually those who had passed their apprenticeships and were not officially controlled by other Lords. Lords of the Sith ranked above Overseers and below Darths.

In both Darth Revan's and Vitiate's Sith Empires, those who aspired to become Sith Lords had to train at Korriban's Sith Academy and pass several brutal trials that tested their prowess and strength in the dark side. If they succeeded, they were admitted to the Order as new Sith Lords.

The New Sith under Darth Ruin were in power during the Dark Ages of the Jedi. Sith Lords then stalked the galaxy, until the organization eventually fell to infighting, and broke into individual Sith Lords.

Lord Kaan's Brotherhood of Darkness gave all Sith Lords nominal equal status among the Sith. This strategy was created to prevent the Sith from killing each other, which had been the natural order of the dark side until the formation of the Brotherhood.

At the end of the first war between the Jedi and Sith, Bane saw this as a violation of the natural order of the Sith and cleansed the Order by destroying Lord Kaan's Brotherhood and supplanting it with his own Rule of Two; two Sith, one master to embody the power and one to crave it. In most cases, the apprentice was trained until he or she was strong enough in the Force to kill his or her master, which usually took decades.

Sith Lord Darth Sidious, who desired to be the sole ruling Sith, formed his own Rule. To ensure he remained the sole ruler, he would betray and replace his apprentices.

After the Galactic Civil War, Darth Krayt abandoned the Rule of Two to rebuild the Sith, thus multiplying the population of the Sith Lords hugely, all under the rule of Darth Krayt. They then attacked the Empire after the Sith–Imperial War and ruled the galaxy.

Some female Sith such as Lumiya, Tahiri Veila, Olaris Rhea, and Vestara Khai were styled Sith Lady rather than "Sith Lord."

Originally, "Sith Lord" referred to a high-ranking member of the Sith Order's society. As the Sith civilization progressed, many claimed the title and battled against each other to earn the superior title of Sith'ari: the Sith Overlord; Adas and Dathka Graush were such Overlords.

Behind the scenes[]

In Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, the Sith Lord is one of the six prestige character classes which the player character can select after reaching Level 15, if he or she is leaning toward the dark side, serving as the Force-centered specialization.

A Sith Lord named Darth Homiiz was to appear in Dark Horse's comic Jedi: Yoda but was cut from the final version.


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