[2] His initial attempts to create a holocron ended in failure, which Bane came to believe was due to his orbalisk armor; it provided him with great power in battle, but he believed that it robbed him of the ability to use his powers for more subtle tasks. Sith Empire[1]Vitiate's Sith Empire[2]Darth Revan's Sith Empire[3]Sith Triumvirate[4]New Empire[5]New Sith Empire[6]Galactic Empire[7]Galactic Federation of Free Alliances[8]Darth Krayt's Galactic Empire[9] [14], The lightsaber crystal Bane's Heart, which had been created by Bane and given to Zannah, fell into the possession of the cyborg warrior General Grievous almost a millennium after the Dark Lord's death. He was given a previously unseen design and voiced in the episode by Mark Hamill, the actor who played Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy. [1], Now healed, Bane headed for Ruusan, where he planned to initiate his plot to destroy Kaan's Brotherhood. [2], The woman then explained that she sensed his power, and wanted to become his apprentice. Bane believed that the Brotherhood was flawed, and that Kaan placed the greater good of the order over the dark side as a whole, preventing the Sith from defeating the Jedi Order. [5] Bane was highly resistant to poison, and escaped death by its means on several occasions. Darth Plagueis is the posthumous overarching antagonist of the Star Wars franchise and the titular villainous main protagonist of the 2012 novel Darth Plagueis. One of the best attributes of the Sith came from Darth Bane: The Rule of Two. When Darth Sidious and Darth Maul were revealed in The Phantom Menace, the title took on its distinct association with the Sith, and it has appeared throughout of all eras of the Star Wars saga. In a drunken stupor, Gerd attacked Dessel and attempted to gouge out one of his eyes. Nonetheless, Bane found himself pleased to see her when they met on Ambria a short time later, with her as Kaan's emissary. That same year, the Jedi learned that the Sith were not extinct[12] and were later the cause behind the Clone Wars in 22 BBY. Becoming a Force spirit: Qui-Gon Jinn > Yoda > Obi-Wan Kenobi > Luke Skywalker (implied in the movie, spelled out in the novelization) Kaan believed he had tricked Bane, and was also convinced that he and the other Sith could survive the thought bomb. Groshik also ordered everyone but Dessel out, and explained to the Human that he was worried; Dessel had somehow played the soldiers, twisting them to his advantage and never relenting. The Rule of Two is his legacy, and that by itself is enough to warrant a spot on this list. [5], Bane traveled to Tython, sending his apprentice in disguise to the Jedi Temple in the meantime. The dark side spirits call him a coward for running, and Bane defends himself by saying that the Sith must survive. Darth Bane, born under the name of Dessel, was the Sith'ari and the Dark Lord of the Sith responsible for creating the Rule of Two.Born in 1026 BBY, he was raised as a poor miner on the Outer Rim planet Apatros.After killing a Galactic Republic ensign in a fight in 1003 BBY, Dessel was in danger of being arrested and imprisoned by the Republic. [5], After leaving Ruusan, Bane headed for Dxun in the Valcyn. Darth Bane was able … Ultimately, he discovered that the orbalisks did not cause nearly as great an issue with his abilities as he had feared, and resolved to keep them. Darth Bane, born under the name of Dessel, was the Sith'ari and the Dark Lord of the Sith responsible for creating the Rule of Two. Bane's cunning and vision made him a transformative figure in Sith history. Darth Bane Traya was cast out by her pupils and came to be Kreia, the teacher of the Jedi Exile who led the true Jedi despite Sion and Nihilus' Jedi purge, which brought the Jedi Order's leader, Atris, to betray herself in her lust for power and made her the new Darth Traya. Species Initially serving as a foot soldier in the Gloom Walkers unit, he was recognized as a Force-sensitive, and taken to the Sith Academy on Korriban. [1], As Githany proclaimed that the two were now Dark Lords bound for Ruusan, Bane explained to her that he planned to go elsewhere. In A New Hope, Obi-Wan Kenobi addresses Darth Vader simply as Darth, which is the only instance in the films where the word is used isolated. Panicked, the other Republic soldiers fled to alert their superiors. She killed Llokay and Yevra while Bane disarmed his rival. Though Bane expected to be punished for killing a fellow student, Qordis instead was impressed by Bane, and began urging the Blademaster Kas'im to pay special attention to Bane. Furthermore, Bane believed that the use of rumors of the Sith's continued existence could prove useful by confusing the Jedi Order and spreading fear and chaos. However, two Jedi had mistakenly killed her friend, causing her to lash out in anger and kill them. [1] He also possessed remarkable willpower and determination. The fight ended in a draw, with Bane escaping and heading to Ambria with Darth Cognus, an Iktotchi assassin skilled in use of the dark side whom Bane planned to take as his apprentice if Zannah proved herself weak and unworthy. Because she showed no desire to claim the mantle of Dark Lord of the Sith, he had begun to believe that she was weak, and planned to wait for him to age before she challenged him, rather than seizing power from the Dark Lord when he was strong, as the Rule of Two demanded. However, as Bane moved to claim it, he was attacked by a number of beetle-like creatures in the chamber where the holocron was. Remove this notice when finished. The mercenaries had fought for the Sith, only to abandon the cause after Kaan led his troops into the cave. [5], The Jedi soon came ready to arrest the Sith, but Zannah had hidden herself and her master under the hut. Besides being impenetrable to lightsabers, the orbalisks also provided Bane with chemical enhancements to his senses, stamina, strength, and speed. Bane was unable to keep them away, and two of them attached to his skin (square in the chest and the back of his left shoulder). Impressed, Bane informed the girl that she would become his apprentice.[1][5]. Neither teacher was aware of the other, ensuring that Bane had an edge over both. With Bane as the conduit, the Sith Lords released an inferno upon the forest. A giant, smoldering specter of Bane then emerged from a sarcophagus and tried to tempt the Jedi Master into becoming his apprentice. This article needs appropriate citations. Bane suspected that his apprentice was waiting until he was old and weak to challenge him, at which point she could easily defeat him. As Bane charged forward, ready to attack, Zannah played her trump card, creating deadly dark side tendrils. Bane was able to hold her off with the Force, though he was aware that he could not defeat Zannah without a lightsaber, and was merely delaying the end. Masters In 2000, The Essential Chronology collated these events with the Battle of Ruusan mentioned in Dark Forces: Jedi Knight, creating a backstory further developed in Jedi vs Sith by Darko Macan and Bane of the Sith by Kevin J. Anderson. You're my only hope. Sheev Palpatine (Sith identity – Darth Sidious; eventually, Emperor Palpatine) is a character from the Star Wars franchise, commonly known as the Dark Lord of the Sith, who had to establish the Galactic Empire having toppled the Galactic Republic. [10] There is still the possibility that one of the Rakatan theories could be correct, since the ancient Sith homeworld of Korriban had once been occupied by the Rakata (circa 28,000 BBY), which is one way either the Daritha or darr tah term could have entered the ancient Sith language. The Gloom Walkers soon became one of the most skilled of the Sith's infantry units, and they were sent on the most critical missions. Star Wars creator George Lucas has collectively referred to the first six episodic films of the franchise as "the tragedy of Darth Vader".. With the Sith of late suffering from constant infighting, Darth Bane believed that the concept of multiple Sith Lords diluted Sith power, and thought that the reason for prohibiting the use of the Darth title as merely the result of their fear of usurpation. Darth Bane imparted his beliefs, particularly his theory of rule of the strong, to Zannah. Additionally, he believed that the power of the dark side was finite, and that the existence of many Sith spread the power of the dark side thin. [1], Nearly dead from exhaustion and hunger, Bane returned to the Academy two weeks later to learn that the students were to be raised to the level of Dark Lords of the Sith on the orders of Lord Kaan, and were to be sent to the planet Ruusan to participate in battle against the Jedi Army of Light. On the fifth anniversary of Hurst's death, a man named Gerd—who had been friends with Hurst—decided that he would put Dessel in his place. He was also able to sense poisons in himself and could often cure himself by purging the toxins from his body. Still, Bane was willing to kill without a second thought, and did so on many occasions. However, before Bane could kill him, Zannah used the dark side to cause his hand to explode. [1], When he believed himself to be ready, Bane once again challenged Sirak to a duel. To ensure the Sith's survival, Bane undertook his search for the fabled Darth Andeddu. Arriving back in the deserted camp, Bane was confronted by Qordis, who offered his allegiance, claiming that he saw Bane's real purpose for coming to Ruusan. From Darth Maul's return to the complex saga of Ahsoka Tano, these are the episodes that made The Clone Wars such a worthy addition to the Star Wars franchise. However, the Blademaster split his double-bladed lightsaber, wielding it as two separate blades. Githany in turn saw Bane as a tool she could use against Sirak, her only real rival at the Academy. Eye color [5] Bane possessed an extremely strong will. Darth Bane in Freedon Nadd's tomb on the moon Dxun. At long last, the Jedi thought they had finally eliminated the Sith. However, the Jedi were unable to stop Kaan from detonating the thought bomb, which killed all the Force-sensitives in the cave. [5], When he was no longer afforded the protection of orbalisk armor, Bane adapted a more complex and unpredictable style that incorporated feints and defensive maneuvers. Bane bore a vitriolic hatred for beings like Argel Tenn, who considered themselves masters of the dark side but in fact were unable to use the Force. 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