Peace is a lie, there is only passion. Through passion, I gain strength. Through strength, I gain power. Through power, I gain victory. Through victory, my chains will be broken. The Force shall free me. - The Sith Code
The Sith have always been an important part of the Star Wars Universe. Some are very accomplished duelists and warriors, others have been great manipulators and leaders. However, there are many Sith Lords that impress me more than others so here's my list of my favorite Sith in the galaxy. I will also do a list of Dark Side users that I think are more Dark Jedi rather then Sith.
10. Count Dooku (Darth Tyranus)
Count Dooku was a former Jedi Master and mentor of Qui-Gon Jinn before he left the Jedi Order due to his frustration with the Senate's corruption . Later, he became the Sith apprentice of Darth Sidious and was given the name Darth Tyranus. Dooku was very powerful in the Dark Side of the Force and was extremely precise in his lightsaber move sets. He was then defeated and slain by Anakin Skywalker on the Chancellor's command.
9. Darth Krayt
Darth Krayt was a Tusken Raider who became a Jedi Master and fought in the Clone Wars. After he survived the Great Jedi Purge, he returned to being a Tusken Raider and became a bounty hunter and finally THE Sith who created the Rule of One Sith, which meant there were more Sith in the galaxy but they all served him and his goals. He was extremely powerful in the Force and a great duelist and ruled the galaxy for 7 years after overthrowing his emperor, until he was slain by the Jedi, Cade Skywalker.
8. Darth Plagueis
Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith and master of Darth Sidious. He mastered the science of midi-chlorian manipulation and was even able to find way to cheat death and create life. He was also very powerful in the Force and he was really responsible for the Rise of the Empire and is even rumored to been responsible to the creation of Anakin Skywalker. He was killed by his apprentice, Darth Sidous 32 years before the Battle of Yavin 4.
7. Jacen Solo (Darth Caedus)
Jacen Solo was the son of Han Solo and Leia Organa and was a great Jedi Knight who even defeated Yuuzhan Vong and saved the galaxy. However, he turned to the Dark Side and betrayed his allies, becoming the Sith Lord, Darth Caedus. He was a dangerous and ruthless fighter, so much so that Luke Skywalker mentioned him being more powerful than Darth Vader, although, this I don't think is true. Still a very powerful Sith Lord but was eventually defeated and killed by his own sister, Jaina Solo.
6. Darth Bane
A Top 10 Sith Lord list is really incomplete without Darth Bane. Not only was he powerful, he created the Rule of Two. He also managed to really kill all other Sith that were left and gain all of the Dark Side energy for himself and another apprentice that he chose. He was so manipulative that he was able to pit the Jedi and Sith against each other. So the reason Darth Vader and Darth Sidious are the only Sith in the galaxy during the original trilogy is because they serve his goals and rules.
5. Sheev Palpatine (Darth Sidious)
Darth Sidious was one of the most powerful Sith Lords and Dark Side users to have ever lived. Not only was he an accomplished duelist, mainly due to his power in the Force but he was also responsible for the single greatest Jedi massacre ever while also turning Anakin Skywalker to the Dark Side and create the Galactic Empire. His reign of terror ended for two decade until with the help of Luke Skywalker, the Rebellion became more threatening to the Empire. He was finally destroyed by Darth Vader, now redeemed Anakin Skywalker when he tortured Luke after he refused to join the Dark Side.
4. Darth Malgus
Darth Malgus was one of the most brutal Jedi killers to have ever lived. A death of a Jedi was one of the most pleasurable things he could hope to experience and was almost unstoppable.Often, his opponents' only hope was simply delay the inevitable as his skills were unrivaled. Malgus also achieved one of the greatest feats of the Sith Order, storming the Jedi temple with many other Sith and taking it for himself. He is one of the most brutal Sith Lords of the Sith Order and that's why deserves the reputation he has.
3. Darth Maul
Darth Maul was an apprentice to Darth Sidious and was one of the most physically stunning fighters in the galaxy. He was Darth Sidious' servant and a true Sith Lord until he was defeated by Obi-Wan Kenobi on the planet of Naboo. Sidious then replaced him with another apprentice, Count Dooku. However, Maul survived and was filled with hatred and rage towards Obi-Wan. He was discovered by his younger brother, Savage Opress and was taken to his mother, Talzin. There he was given cybernetic legs, since his organic ones were cut from his body by Obi-Wan.
After Savage Opress was killed by Darth Sidious, Maul abandoned the Sith Order and became a Dark Jedi, using his skills and rage to destroy both the Jedi and Sith.
2. Darth Vader
I know many of you think Darth Vader should have been number 1 but I have a Sith I think tops Vader slightly. Darth Vader, born Anakin Skywalker was once a Jedi but not just any Jedi, a Jedi prodigy. He was the Chosen One and was one of the best the Jedi could offer. But Anakin was turned to the Dark Side by Palpatine and became the villain, Darth Vader. During Order 66, he and a legion of clones stormed the Jedi Temple and killed many of his former friends who trusted and adored him. On the volcanic planet of Mustafar Obi-Wan confronted Anakin and they landed in a duel with Obi-Wan eventually defeating Anakin, severing both his legs and his second hand and left him to die in the fire. However he survived, became more machine than man and one of the most deadly Sith the galaxy has ever seen.
1. Darth Revan
Revan was a Jedi Knight during the Old Republic era and was one of the most intelligent Force users of his time. He was able to go against the Jedi's wishes and rules to save innocents from dying. Revan with his friend, Alek were turned to the Dark Side by the Sith Emperor, becoming Darth Revan and Darth Malek. As Sith, they build their own fleet known as the Star Forge. They than attacked their former allies. But Revan was betrayed by Malek and believed to be dead but he was saved by Jedi Knight, Bastila Shan. When he recovered, he had no memory about his former self and was retrained by the Jedi Council and was assigned to stop Malek. After he figured out who he was, he confronted the path he was once on, defeated Malek and destroyed the Star Forge, saving the galaxy. Years later, he was captured by the Sith and was kept alive and was tortured for 300 years. When he was rescued, his mind had fractured into light and dark, with his light side as a spirit while his dark side remained alive. His light side was finally able to control his mind and he became one with the Force.
Here's my list of Dark Side users I think are more Dark Jedi than Sith.
Kylo Ren (I'm not sure what he is)
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Let me know who your favorite Sith or Dark Jedi is down below. :)