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"Once we were brothers in the Force. But from the Hundred-Year Darkness were born the Sith."
―A Jedi[src]

Thousands of years before the Clone Wars, a rogue Jedi studied the forbidden arts of the dark side of the Force and was exiled from the Jedi Order. He and his followers sparked the period of time known as the Hundred-Year Darkness, from which the Sith were born.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Thousands of years before the Clone Wars,[2] this Force-sensitive male was a member of the Jedi Order. At some point, he began studying the forbidden teachings of the dark side of the Force and believed that the true potential of a Jedi involved tapping into the dark side, as opposed to embracing the contemplation and passivity of the light side. The Jedi High Council, upset by the beliefs of this Jedi, exiled him from the Jedi Order. The fallen Jedi gained a number of followers, and their actions led to formation of the Sith,[1] an order born during the Hundred-Year Darkness. The Sith became the mortal enemies of the Jedi Order.[3]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The rogue Jedi was first mentioned in the Encyclopedua entry for the Sith on StarWars.com.[1] In Star Wars Legends, the exiled Jedi who started the Sith was identified as Ajunta Pall.[4]

Sources[edit | edit source]

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 StarWars.com Encyclopedia Sith in the Encyclopedia (content now obsolete; backup link)
  2. The novel Tarkin established that the Sith were in existence at least six thousand years before the Clone Wars.
  3. Star Wars 9
  4. Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force
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