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Ever since the game Knights of the Old Republic came out from Bioware. The characters that stood out was Darth Malak and of course Revan. Revan was a unique character who was a jedi. However, during the Mandalore Wars he became a sith. Eventually he redeemed himself to being a jedi again.


Revan and Malak, who were both strong in the Force, confronted the invading Mandalorians against the Jedi Council's wishes. Joined by other rebellious Jedi Knights, Revan's leadership allowed the Republic to drive off the Mandalorians. During that conflict, Revan learned of the hidden Sith Empire's influence on the Mandalorians and realized that only a military offensive led by someone who understood the Sith would be able to repel them.

Revan with the Jedi Council.

To end the Mandalorian wars, one of Revan's generals (who became known as the Jedi Exile) ordered the use of devastating mass shadow generators to destroy the remnants of the Mandalorian fleet, which allowed Revan to concentrate on the Sith threat.

Revan (left) and Malak prepare for war.

Revan took his forces beyond the known galaxy, claiming to be searching for the remnants of the Mandalorian fleet but in truth searching for the ancient Sith Empire. Revan eventually succeeds in locating the capital of the Sith Empire and upon encountering the Sith Emperor, his fall to the dark side was complete. Inducted into the Sith by the Emperor, Revan and Malak added the Darth title to their names, becoming Darth Revan and Darth Malak. The Sith Emperor then ordered Revan and Malak to search for the ancient Star Forge. Built by the Rakatan Infinite Empire nearly 30,000 years prior, the Star Forge siphoned matter from a nearby star and could create an almost limitless number of ships. The Emperor wanted to use the Star Forge to accelerate his plans of invading the Republic centuries ahead of schedule. He intended to have Revan and Malak act as the vanguard for the invasion of the True Sith.

Darth Revan and Darth Malak.

After finding information stored inside ancient Star Maps, Revan and Malak found the Star Forge, itself imbued with the dark side of the Force. Revan and Malak created a massive fleet to overthrow the Republic. But despite the orders given to them by their new dark master, the two harbored dreams of their own empire. From the command deck of the Star Forge, Darth Revan declared himself Dark Lord of the Sith and took Malak as his apprentice. And thus with the newly created fleet and the numerous former Republic military members with him, he created his own Sith Empire in direct opposition to the Sith Emperor and his Empire.

One year after the end of the Mandalorian Wars, Darth Revan returned to Republic space at the head of a massive invasion fleet. Calling themselves the Sith, they declared war on the Republic. However his intention was to unite the galaxy under one ruler so he could attack the ancient Sith Empire, he avoided attacking key places such as Corucant, Onderon, and Dantooine. The Sith won the battle and as the Dark Lord prepared to battle with the Jedi who boarded his flagship, Darth Malak, in the hopes of destroying both Revan and Bastila Shan (as well as the Jedi accompanying her), betrayed his Master, ordering the ships under his command to fire on Revan's flagship's bridge. Though Malak believed himself to have been successful in killing Revan, chance, or perhaps the Force, kept Revan alive. Revan was severely injured from the turbolaser blasts. He was then taken by Bastila Shan and her Jedi strike team to the Jedi Enclave on Dantooine where the Jedi Council members chose to wipe Revan's memory, and imprint him with a false identity. However, Darth Malak kidnaps Shan and converts her to the Dark side. With his memories wiped out of his earlier times. Revan does remember Shan from before the MandalorIan Wars. Revan goes to rescue Shan and destroy Darth Malak in the process. Revan confronts Shan but is successful in getting through to her. He then goes against his former Padawan Darth Malak. The two face off and Revan is victorious.

The Redemption of Revan.

There is so much depth for a Revan movie that could honestly be made into a trilogy. Even after the Mandalorian Wars. Revan had another story to tell. After he lost his memories, Revan travelled to find out more of what happened to him. The Emperor is still in control of the Sith Empire.

The Emperor.

Eventually after a tense battle the Emperor was defeated by Revan who in turn realises his past actions as a Sith. However, he never succumbed to the Dark Side again. Revan (would communicate with the new Emperor) by mind controlling him. Leaving his wife Shan and son safe.

Revan looking at his wife and son through a hologram.
Revan and sith Scourge confront the Emperor.

A Revan movie is a must.

Now we all know that Disney own Star Wars. The news that the Expanded Universe is now voided has left millions of fans disappointed to say the least. But events before The Phantom Menace are included. Which leaves Revan a possibility. Revan has more depth in his story than most of the other characters of the Republic era. What makes Revan unique is that he is a Sith who becomes a Jedi. We always know of Jedi turned Sith like Annakin Skywalker, Jacen Solo etc but not the other way around. But it's the magnitude of his story. We have the Mandalorian Wars. We have the Sith presence with the all powerful Emperor. We have the the Republic and Jedi armies in battle against the Sith. Also you have a iconic ship in the Ebon Hawk.

The Ebon Hawk.

All of these traits are involved in Revan's story. We all know about the Knight of the Old Republic game. Hypothetically, the movie would be excellent.


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