Addressing Misconceptions #1: Darth Nihilus

"Addressing Misconceptions" is a series where I'll write about specific characters, debunking popular opinions about some and shining new light on unappreciated or unknown performances. Each blog is completed within one hour, so everything should be (relatively) concise and easy to read in ten minutes.

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And the one hour starts... now!

I. Indefensible Drain

The classic pro-Darth Nihilus argument is that virtually no one can defend against his Force drain. There's varying levels of absurdity to this argument: some argue only those that specifically know Ulic Qel-Droma's Dark Ravager technique can resist, some argue that outright no one besides the Jedi Exile can resist it (meaning Nihilus can defeat any character), etc. Chris Avellone, who wrote The Sith Lords and Kreia's "There are techniques within the Force against which there is no defense" line, says this:

Question: "Would what Revan learned on Malachor V allow him to defend himself against Nihilus' otherwise indefensible drain technique?"

Answer: "Well, Kreia says there's no defense against it, but she doesn't know everything. She wasn't expecting to be attacked nor in that manner, or she would never have left herself vulnerable - I see Revan as being more tactically sound than Kreia ever was (and Revan could beat Kreia, no doubt about it - the student far surpassed the master)."

Source: @darthbane77 and Chris Avellone, lead writer of Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2 - The Sith Lords

Those two sentences are packed with new information, so I figured we'd break it down.

"Well, Kreia says there's no defense against it, but she doesn't know everything."

Source: Chris Avellone, lead writer of Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2 - The Sith Lords

Note the context. The question already assumes Kreia's "no defense" statement is accurate (i.e. "otherwise indefensible drain technique"). Avellone goes out of his way to interject and note that Kreia isn't necessarily write, explaining Kreia "doesn't know everything." The blatant implication is that there are certainly ways to defend against Nihilus' drain that she's unaware of (or, as shown in the next line, perhaps just never tried). Otherwise, Avellone wouldn't have disputed Kreia's credibility. Avellone's suggestion that there are methods to defend against Force drain completely dismantles most arguments using Kreia's line in debates, particularly against Force-users with vast collections of knowledge like the Valkorion, the Banite Sith, etc.

"She wasn't expecting to be attacked nor in that manner, or she would never have left herself vulnerable."

Source: Chris Avellone, lead writer of Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2 - The Sith Lords

Rather than answer the question pertaining to Revan, Avellone continues his tangent by suggesting even Kreia could resist Nihilus! Apparently, Kreia never expected Nihilus to Force drain her, so she "left herself vulnerable" to the attack. Therefore, it holds that if Kreia had expected the attack, she would have resisted it to at least some degree of success - it would be odd for Avellone to emphasize Kreia was ambushed, only to then believe Nihilus could have still done it anyway. It's not completely explicit what Kreia being "vulnerable" means, but given the context and the line below, it seems to simply mean she wasn't combat-ready, not that she didn't have up some specific Force technique or whatever. Of course, if Kreia could resist Nihilus, it opens the question if Maul, Dooku, and friends could.

Probably.

"I see Revan as being more tactically sound than Kreia ever was (and Revan could beat Kreia, no doubt about it - the student far surpassed the master)."

Source: Chris Avellone, lead writer of Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2 - The Sith Lords

Finally, we get a quasi-answer to: can Revan use his knowledge from Malachor V to resist Nihilus? However, Avellone doesn't even bother to answer the Malachor-aspect of the question; rather,Avellone seems to think that Revan could resist it simply because, unlike Kreia, he'd be expecting the attack and wouldn't leave himself vulnerable (i.e. "more tactically sound than Kreia ever was"). If that's the case, it seems to resist Nihilus' drain you simply have to be focused, combat ready, and somewhat powerful.

Overall, what does that leave us with? Deserved ridicule toward anyone suggesting Nihilus could drain Sidious, for one. That's not to say Nihilus' Force drain won't have any effect - I imagine it will take a significant amount of energy and concentration to resist. Still, if someone like Kreia apparently could, I doubt it's a significant threat to the higher tiers. It's not a trump card - it's just another power out of many.

II. Benching Fleets

Rumor has it Darth Nihilus telekinetically lifted a fleet of capital ships out of Malachor V.

Rumor has it wrong.

Let's look at the basis of the rumor -

"He tore it from the mass shadows of Malachor, along with his fleet, that is a measure of his power."

Source: Visas Marr, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords

The Ravager was hauled from the gravity well at Malachor V by its new master. He used it to escape imprisonment on Malachor V.

Source: Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords

If you're new to this and are wondering why I didn't post any quotes with the word "telekinesis," it's because none exist. Those two quotes are, as far as I'm aware (and it's sort of my thing to be aware of these sorts of things), the only statements used to argue Nihilus lifted it with telekinesis. Obviously, then, it leaves a lot of room for interpretation, namely: is it possible that Nihilus "hauled" or "tore it" by means other than monstrous telekinesis? Let's see what Avellone has to say about it.

Question: "Also, why was Darth Nihilus's ship intact after he died, even though Tobin said he holds the ship together by his power?"

Answer: "Nihilus: Some poetic license was taken with the Ravager – I mostly wanted Nihilus to have a ghost ship in keeping with his personality. It wouldn’t immediately fall apart without Nihilus, but his presence there and his ties to it make minor changes and upkeeps to its function and hull that keep it intact – if barely. When killed, the ship would slowly begin to fall apart into wreckage, although it’s not held together by any sort of super Telekinesis."

Source: Myself and Chris Avellone, lead writer of Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2 - The Sith Lords

According to Avellone, Nihilus formed a deep, non-telekinetic connection with the Ravager that passively repaired and maintained its functions, which, as seen in the battle of Telos, included the engines (https://comicvine.gamespot.com/api/image/scale_super/6478659-telos+engines.png). Now, to pose a quick question, what is more outlandish: that Nihilus simply repaired the Ravager's engines and flew off Malachor V, or Nihilus outright raised the fleet from the ground into space with unprecedented telekinesis (then repaired the engines). Both are impressive, but Nihilus flying out of Malachor V is infinitely more plausible, especially since Nihilus' powers aren't even draining populations yet. The only reason you'd say otherwise is because it's contrary to what you've believed for years. At the very least, it's too ambiguous to ever argue in a debate Nihilus lifted anything, so that's the end of that in debates.

III. Consuming Worlds

That's the end of part one of this blog; my time is up. I'll add to this another day, but that's all I wanted to say for now. I look forward to your comments below and discussions on other websites. Cheers.

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I'll make this quick. Refer here: http://e16i.imgup.net/revand7f1.png

In particular, let's look at this quote, located in the second paragraph, here:

"The Star Wars universe has created some truly vile dark side villains. Have you ever wondered what would happen if the most powerful Sith Lords duked it out for supremacy of the galaxy?"

Source: Wizards of the Coast: Sith Showdown

"The most powerful Sith Lords" in question are Darth Sidious, Darth Revan, and Darth Caedus, as established further. While later works (this source is from 2008) exempt Darth Plagueis and Emperor Vitiate from the toll, all other Sith Lords would apply (such as those mentioned in the title, obviously). Just to clarify, it does not state "among the most powerful" or "some of the most powerful." It explicitly states "the most powerful." Thus, it is referring to the foremost most powerful Sith Lords.

This article is officially listed under C-Canon, as established here:

”Continuity (C) canon which is pretty much everything else. By everything else I mean EVERYthing else. Novels, comics, junior novels, videogames, trading card games, roleplaying games, toys, websites, television. As I've mentioned earlier, any contradictions that arise are dealt on a case-by-case.

Source: Leland Chee (Keeper of the Holocron)

Further, this quote states that "general background information" to games are considered canonical:

"C-canon is primarily composed of elements from the Expanded Universe including books, comics, and games bearing the label of Star Wars. Games and RPG sourcebooks are a special case; the stories and general background information are themselves fully C-canon."

Source: Leland Chee (Keeper of the Holocron)

The game in question here is the Star Wars Miniatures: Sith Showdown game. The background information is that the most powerful Sith are being pitted against each other, as stated in the second paragraph of the introductory part of the blog. While the statistics of the blog are game-mechanics and thus non-canon, the earlier parts are a part of canon. There's really no getting around it.

Take it as you want. If you want to put Darth Revan above these characters, with Revan in his prime obviously far more powerful, then all the power to you. After all, it is technically canonical policy. Personally, If you don't want to, then whatever, I don't blame you, but keep that standard in mind the next time a quote comes up with the tables flipped so no double-standards are employed.

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NOTE: It is generally accepted that "the Outlander" playable class from the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic is canonically the Hero of Tython (i.e. the Jedi Knight class).

The Outlander: (To be completed...)

Emperor Valkorion: (To be completed...)

Heskal: (To be completed...)

Senya: (To be completed...)

Force Accolades:

The Outlander once admitted that Arcann was almost invincible compared to him.

"He's overconfident, but almost as invincible as he believes he is."

―The Outlander (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Lana Beniko claimed Arcann only ever feared confronting his father, Emperor Valkorion, even after witnessing Vaylin's power in the Force. Senya also believed that Arcann may humble the Outlander.

"No offense, but I'm willing to bet the only person Arcann ever feared was his father."

―Lana Beniko (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"I think that's fine, but expect your sense of self to be tested if you confront Arcann."

―Senya Tirall (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Satele Shan and Darth Marr believed that much of Arcann's power was due to his approach at handling, mastering, and using the Force. They believed that, because of this, no Jedi or Sith could defeat him, and rather the Outlander would have to expand his horizon's to truly topple the Eternal Throne.

"Arcann and his Knights learned to use the Force in a different way from Jedi and Sith. It's why we couldn't truly defeat them."

"I've defeated many."

"Don't confuse them with Arcann... All we ask is that you listen with an open mind - and learn from our failures."

―The Outlander and Satele Shan (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

The Outlander sensed and praised Arcann's strong connection the Force.

"I sense your connection to the Force. You have great strength..."

―The Outlander (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Senya was far weaker than Arcann, Vaylin, and Thexan combined, even when they were children.

"Even as children - even with Vaylin's power restrained - the three of them together were still far more powerful than me. I couldn't force them to go."

―Senya (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Emperor Valkorion has constantly praised Arcann's power. The authenticity of these statements, however, are in question, since they may have been said to trick the Outlander into becoming his pawn.

"We must deal with my errant son and daughter before they ruin everything."

"I knew you wanted something. You can't stop them alone."

"They are deadly - and worse, lack discipline. do not underestimate their threat. It will take both of us to undo the damage they can inflict."

―Valkorion and the Outlander (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"This was a fraction of the pain my children can inflict. If you do not finish your training - become something greater - you will feel the full weight of their rage."

―Valkorion (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"My son is too strong. You need my power. Only together can we strike him down."

―Valkorion (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Combat Abilities:

NOTE: The battles below are showcased in reverse chronological order. Thank you for reading.

In the third confrontation between Arcann and the Outlander, the Commander showcased a slight edge over his adversary. Following his last defeat, the Outlander had grown in power considerably, now being imbued with a portion of Emperor Valkorion's power. The Outlander also wielded a lightsaber that contained the joint ideals of Darth Marr and Satele Shan. The fight began with Arcann forcing the Outlander on his knees with telekinesis, but the Commander used his newfound power to fend off Arcann's lightsaber strikes with his bare hands. A duel ensured and they fought as relative equals, but the capital ship they fought on began to suffer heavy bombardment. With Arcann being thrown off balance by the swaying ship, the Commander seized the advantage, injured Arcann, and considered his next move.

In the situation where the Outlander decided to kill his opponent, Arcann hurled broken machinery at the Commander. The Outlander managed to pull through it and then proceeded to best Arcann in a quick and brutal exchange of lightsaber combat. If the Outlander extended his hand and offered surrender, Arcann would attack the Commander, resulting in a fierce duel that also ended in Arcann's defeat.

NOTE: The alternate endings to the battle can be found at 17m:25s and 17m:37s respectively.

In the second confrontation between Arcann and the Outlander, Arcann showcased his complete superiority over his adversary. The fight began with Arcann dominating the Outlander with telekinesis, but a duel ensured and they fought as relative equals. Arcann managed to get the upper hand by a swift push with the Force, and then summoned his power to destroy his bested foe. The assassin droid HK-55, the Commander's companion, jumped in front of the blast, sacrificing his life in the process. Visibly enraged, the Commander resumed the fight, but Emperor Valkorion appeared before the Outlander and claimed that he was outmatched, and thus must use the entity's power if he wished to defeat Arcann.

In the situation where the Outlander accepts the offer of power, the weakened Emperor Valkorion temporarily took control over his body and overpowered Arcann after a fierce standoff. If the Commander refused, Arcann then immediately impaled him with his lightsaber and left him for dead. Either way, the injures sustained in the battle left the Outlander unconscious for two days before finally recovering.

"My son is too strong. You need my power. Only together can we strike him down."

―Valkorion (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"You have released the docking clamps and survived the fight with Arcann, but at great cost."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

NOTE: The alternate endings to the battle can be found at 23m:20s and 21m:26s respectively.

In the first confrontation between Arcann and the Outlander, Arcann showcased a slight edge over his adversary. The fight began with Arcann dominating the Outlander with telekinesis, but a duel ensured and they fought as relative equals. The fight may have continued if not for a massive pillar collapsing on Arcann due to a nearby explosion. Arcann was believed killed, but managed to pull himself from the rubble.

Arcann defeated the powerful Heskal and four Force-sensitive Scions. Heskal was capable of easily dismissing Senya and challenged the Outlander to a difficult battle.

"Although gravely wounded, Heskal has survived his encounter with Arcann."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

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Arcann slew his twin brother Thexan in a fit of rage after a short duel in an act that was considered "murder" by many, including his sister Vaylin and mother Senya. Nevertheless, Emperor Valkorion was seemingly impressed by Arcann's actions, extending his hand after the fight.

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Arcann dominated and vanquished Darth Atroxa, the most powerful Sith on Korriban, and four or more of her Sith Warriors. This was after him and his forces successfully defeated armies of other Sith.

"My quarters - a glorified tent - provided a false sense of security. It drowned out the wind and the screams of our injured, but I knew the fighting continued. Darth Atroxa would not die easily. Her forces were loyal and ambitious, with a strong will to live. But she would fall. Arcann would see to that."

―Thexan (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Brothers)

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Arcann and his twin brother Thexan led Zakuul forces to countless victories over Republic and Imperial border worlds. Dozens to hundreds of planets were captured and many Sith and Jedi were slain.

"It is a time of chaos. A mysterious army led by twin conquerors has carved a path of destruction across the worlds of the warring Galactic Republic and Sith Empire, then disappeared into uncharted space."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

"Son of Emperor Valkorion, Arcann dreamed of a grander, more exciting future than the privileged life his father gave him. With his older twin brother, Thexan, he joined the Zakuul Knights at a young age, eager to prove himself. In an attempt to gain their father's respect, the brothers proposed a plan to test the strength of the border worlds between Zakuul and the holdings of the Republic and Sith Empire. Valkorion sanctioned the assault, but allowed only Thexan to lead the Eternal Fleet. Defying his father's orders to remain on Zakuul, Arcann joined his brother at the front. Together, they were victorious, but Arcann suffered a serious injury in battle. Valkorion's indifference to their accomplishments pushed him over the edge--he attacked his father, only to be stopped by Thexan. Despite his deep love for his brother, Arcann turned on him and murdered him. Then he set his sights on the Eternal Throne itself."

―Arcann Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Arcann and his twin brother Thexan had a childhood dedicated to war and pain. They fought the likes of Zakuul Knights, the Eternal Empire's equivalent to Sith Lords or Jedi Knights, and bested them.

"With your birth comes a solemn vow: You will have nothing. Your privilege is the dirt. In the darkness, only ambition will guide you."

―Emperor Valkorion (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

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Telekinesis (Alter):

(KotFE:VIII) Arcann telekineticaly dominated the Outlander.

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(KotFE:VIII) Arcann plastered the Outlander against a wall.

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(KotFE:VIII:LS) Arcann telekinetically pulled and stabbed the Outlander.

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(KotFE:XVI) Arcann brought an empowered Outlander to his knees.

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(KotFE:XVI) Arcann, while immensely injured, pushed back Vaylin.

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(KotFE:VIII) Arcann frequently released bursts of energy that threw back the Outlander.

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(KotFE:VIII) Arcann casually disarmed the Outkander with the Force.

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(KotFE:VIII) Arcann telekinetically dominated the powerful Scion Heskal.

"Although gravely wounded, Heskal has survived his encounter with Arcann."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

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(KotFE:VIII) Arcann is able to channel Force energy through the ground against his foe.

"Channel force energy through the ground at your target, causing energy to erupt upwards under your target's feet. "

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

(KotFE:VIII) Arcann temporarily incapacitated HK-55 through the power of the Force.

"Arcann has stunned your companion [HK-55] with a blast of energy."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

Force Barrier (Alter):

The content in the next section reflects a Force Barrier also known as Force Protection Bubble.

(KotFE:VIII:DS) Arcann managed to temporarily defend himself from the lightning of the weakened Emperor Valkorion. The lightning proved so powerful that its residue disabled dozens of nearby ships.

"Incredible... life signs abord all ships in the Spar's proximity have been neutralized [by Valkorion's lightning]."

―SCOPRIO (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

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(KotFE:I:DS) Arcann defended himself from a storm of vast Force energy that completely incapacitated the Outlander - bringing him to his knees before throwing him across the throne room unconscious.

"After he died, there was a storm of energy... I barely even remember being thrown into the carbon freezing chamber."

―The Outlander (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

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(KotFE:VIII) Arcann's Force defenses were virtually impenetrable to the Outlander.

"Arcann's prodigious skill with the Force and training with both the Knights and Scions of Zakuul gives him a nearly unbeatable defense."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

Force Lightning (Alter):

(KotFE:VIII) Arcann unleashed a burst of lightning that completely destroyed HK-55. It can be assumed that such a blast would have killed the Outlander as well. This may also be a display of Pyrokinesis.

"Arcann destroyed his body. Completely."

―The Outlander (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"HK-55 sacrificed himself to save your life during the confrontation with Arcann on Asylum. There seems to be no hope of rebuilding him."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

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(KotFE:XVI) Arcann is capable of creating and throwing Force Manifestations, balls of pure Force power, and use them to course energy into his opponents. This is also a display of Sith Sorcery.

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(KotFE:VIII) Arcann can unleash powerful blasts of Force Lightning or call them down from above.

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Telepathy (Alter):

(KotFE:S) Arcann and his twin brother Thexan could have entire conversations without speaking.

"Time slowed and yet the world spun around us as I felt my brother slip away from me. On Zakuul, Arcann and I had conversations without words. We moved in tandem, flowed like water with one mind and purpose."

―Thexan (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Brothers)

Force Concealment (Control):

The content in the next section reflects the power(s) of Force Concealment, also known as Force Cloak, Force Stealth, Buried Presence, Force Camouflage, Force Fad)e, and Force Haze.

(KotFE:VIII) Arcann managed to sneak up behind the likes of the Outlander.

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(KotFE:VIII) Arcann hid his presence from the Outlander despite being only meters away.

"Heskal... you wanted to meet?"

―The Outlander (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

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Force Jump (Control):

(KotFE:S) Arcann leapt a great distance when he went to attack Emperor Valkorion.

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Pain Resistance:

The content in the next section reflects the umbrella title of Pain Resistance, including Control Pain, Endurance, Stamina, Pain Tolerance, and Durability.

(KotFE:VIII) Arcann survived a massive pillar falling and crushing on him with no visible injures or medical attention. The Outlander believed Arcann to be dead, not knowing he could survive such force.

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(KotFE:XVI) Arcann survived machinery on his command deck falling on him after suffering many lightsaber wounds. And yet without healing, he still stand and use the Force shortly thereafter.

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(KotFE:XVI) Arcann can survive multiple lightsaber wounds, yet still stand.

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(KotFE:XVI) Arcann can survive point-blank shots from a blaster, yet still stand.

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(KotFE:VIII) Arcann survived a fall thousands of feet down to the surface.

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(KotFE:S) Arcann lost his arm and severely burned the side of his face after a massive explosion on the battlefield. After receiving harsh medical attention, Arcann coped with the pain with Force Rage.

"Today, I watched my face burn. The skin cracked and curled as fire seared away the moisture. Charred flesh retreated from the heat and shriveled into a huddled black mass. One blue eye, identical to my own, held me in place--made me watch. In an instant, it was the face of a stranger. And we were no longer twins.

The memory tugged at my hand, pulled it to my cheek. I was startled by the smoothness that met the pads of my fingertips. My brother’s phantom grip still clutched my arm. I felt the bones beneath his skin reach out, try to escape the pain, and fail. Arcann had writhed for hours before sleep granted him mercy....

Our healers tried to save Arcann’s arm, but were unsuccessful. He was fitted with a cybernetic replacement in the field. As for the burns on his face...

My brother’s presence pulled at my attention. I hurried to the adjoining tent. Three droids and two healers stood over Arcann. I winced at the shrill sound of drilling. Arcann’s remaining fist clenched the sheets as they fitted him with a durasteel mask...

My brother stared at the ceiling. The mask covered more than half of his face and wrapped around the back of his skull. There was nothing human about its design - it was meant to intimidate as Arcann demanded. Scorched skin peeked from the edges, a testament to the ruined visage beneath.

Alone, Arcann relaxed. His exposed left brow knotted in pain as he looked down at the cybernetic arm. My stomach churned, as we both assessed the day’s losses...

I could feel the rage building inside of him. A rage I did not share."

―Thexan (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Brothers)

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Physical Attributes:

(KotFE:S) Arcann completely overpowered five Sith Lords through sheer strength.

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(KotFE:VIII) Arcann demonstrated a physical edge over the Outlander.

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Empire's Wrath Respect Thread (Updated 2017)

"Let the enemies of the Empire tremble. The Emperor's Wrath shall consume them all." ―Darth Vowrawn

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Force Accolades:

NOTE: This accolades section is structured in chronological order from Act One to Act Three and beyond of the Sith Warrior's class story line. This was intentional to show the rapid improvement of power in the Empire's Wrath from a mere acolyte to one of the most powerful Sith in the entire galaxy - and history.

PROLOGUE: "Fueled by rage, strength, and the destructive power of the dark side, Sith warriors lead the devastating charge against all who oppose the Empire. A powerful Sith warrior rises amidst the ruins of peace to achieve a destiny that will rally the Empire to war and devastate the Republic. As peace crumbles between the Empire and the Republic, mighty new Sith are needed to lead the charge in the coming war. One such Force-sensitive is fated to rise rapidly to power and become one of the most powerful Sith in the galaxy. Under the instruction of Overseer Tremel, this privileged acolyte begins an accelerated training regime in the Sith Academy on Korriban. The acolyte conquers the Sith trials, dominates the other students, and displays unrivaled strength in battle to become the Sith Lord Darth Baras' apprentice and the Empire's newest, most promising Sith warrior." ―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"Today, one of the Empire's most promising young warriors have been secretly summoned by an influential overseer to face the dark side trials much sooner than expected...."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

"He thinks you're the next coming of Exar Kun."

―Jailer Knash (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"You face your trials, you serve me, and I will make you the most powerful acolyte here."

―Overseer Tremel (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"You're strong, acolyte, as strong as any I've seen come through the Academy."

―Overseer Tremel (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"No. I'm... amazed. I knew you were strong in the Force, but not... like this."

―Overseer Tremel (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Bravo. I see you may indeed become one of the strongest Sith in the galaxy. Your trials are over. You are now my apprentice."

―Darth Baras (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Millions strive to become Sith, but many prove too weak to earn the honor. Among the powerful survivors, only the most stalwart and aggressive warriors possess the relentless tenacity to lead the forefront of the Empire's war. Charging into the fray with fearsome battle cries and deadly lightsabers, Sith warriors break their enemies with sheer dominating will and crush any foe who doesn't flee from their unforgiving march. The most triumphant warriors inspire legions of allies with fear and reverence. Under Sith command, bolstered armies fight with roused passion and pride, often decimating superior numbers with their indomitable assaults. Whether striking for the Empire's glory or for personal renown, there is no more dominating force than that of the Sith warrior."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

ACT ONE: "The Sith warrior bows to Darth Baras, a cunning and cruel Sith spymaster whose vast network of agents has infiltrated every level of the Republic. When an unknown force begins exposing Baras' agents, he directs his Sith apprentice to root out and destroy this menace to his spy network. Together, Master and apprentice discover the threat: a young Padawan with the ability to discern the true nature of any being. Guided by Jedi Master Nomen Karr, an old rival of Darth Baras, this Padawan uses the Force to sense the embedded spies and single-handely tears down decades of Baras' work. When the Sith warrior finally discovers the identity of the Padawan - Jaesa Willsaam - Darth Baras orchestrates a plot to utterly destroy Nomen Karr and lure Jaesa out of hiding. The Sith warrior ultimately strikes down Nomen Karr and holds the Jedi Master captive to draw Jaesa from her seclusion. Jaesa fights valiantly to save her Master, but the Sith's strength in the dark side overpowers the fledgling Padawan. The Sith warrior then breaks Jaesa and takes her as his apprentice, saving Darth Baras' spy network and dealing the final devastating blow to the Jedi Master Nomen Karr." ―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"After conquering the Sith trials and becoming apprentice to Darth Baras, a powerful Sith fights for glory and victory against the Republic. This warrior's unstoppable might and raw potency attracts allies from across the galaxy."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"You're the one yes. Not like the scabs that exited the shuttle with you. You radiate power, lord. I bow before you."

―Sunder Ghettz (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"You are the epitome of everything the Empire stands for."

―Malavai Quinn (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"I yield! Never have I witnessed such raw power..."

―Lord Rathari (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"The world is weeping. And the tears evaporate in the heat of ours sins."

"I think you mean from the heat of our suns, Izzebowe."

"No, child. There is a dark presence newly arrived on Tatooine."

―Izzebowe Jeef and Sharack Breev (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"It seems Darth Baras found himself a singularly vicious weapon in you."

―Nomen Karr (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"I hope Lord Baras knows how fortunate he is to have such a fine champion shepherding his cause. I shall never forget you."

―Sharack Breev (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Ahh! The Force is very strong with you. I must dig deeper."

―Nomen Karr (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"There's no denying you are a master of the dark arts now. Only the most accomplished among us are named as lords among the Sith. You have more than earned the distinctions. I hereby confer the title of Sith Lord upon you. As lethal as you must be to become a lord, a Darth is the embodiment of death. Don't forget that."

―Darth Baras (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

ACT TWO: "With his spy network saved, Darth Baras rewards his apprentice with the rank of Sith Lord, and bids the warrior to carry out Plan Zero. This new task is key to Darth Baras' master strategy designed to decapitate the upper echelon of the Republic's military leadership and goad the Republic into war. Acting on intelligence from Darth Baras' spy network, the Sith warrior wages a devastating campaign to hunt down and destroy the Republic's top military leaders. The warrior completes Plan Zero and pushes the Republic to the brink of war - just as Darth Baras' Master, the powerful Dark Councilor Vengean, desires. But when Darth Baras secretly betrays his Master and leads Vengean's flagship into a Republic ambush, Vengean loses face in the Empire. On Darth Baras' bidding, the warrior defeats Darth Vengean in a ferocious duel in the Citadel of Dromund Kaas. When Vengean falls, Darth Baras claims his former Master's Dark Council seat and the galaxy erupts once more into open warfare." ―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"You're a super powerful Sith Lord who can have anything he wants."

―Vette (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"I find myself nostalgic, sending my most prized apprentice off to war. This is to culmination of everything we've done."

―Darth Baras (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"You're the most incredible, powerful, awe-inspiring Sith I've ever known."

―Jaesa Willsaam (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

ACT THREE: "Fearful of the apprentice's growing power, Darth Baras enacts a plot to kill the mighty Sith warrior. A subterranean cave-in nearly crushes the Sith, until the wounded Sith Lord is saved from the rubble by a secretive and mysterious group known as the Emperor's Hand. They anoint the Sith warrior as the Emperor's personal executioner - the Emperor's Wrath. The Hand then reveals that Darth Baras intends to usurp the Emperor's power, an act of treason only made possible because the absent Emperor is preparing for a greater calling. Baras plots to rule by falsely claiming to speak the Emperor's will. Fueled by revenge and guided by the Emperor's Hand, the Sith warrior sets out to destroy Darth Baras before he seizes control of the Empire. The Emperor's Wrath joins forces with Darth Vowran, a charming member of the Dark Council, to weaken Baras and support the challenge against the Wrath's former Master. When all the pieces are in place, the Wrath prepares for the final crushing assault against Darth Baras.The Emperor's Wrath ultimately marches into the Dark Council chambers to expose Darth Baras as a fraud and a traitor who lies about speaking the Emperor's will. But to prove such a bold claim to the Dark Council, the Wrath battles Darth Baras in a fierce duel. The Wrath emerges triumphant, striking down the ruined and seething Darth Baras. With vengeance delivered and the Emperor's will satisfied, the Dark Council bows to the unquestionable might of the Emperor's Wrath." ―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"After Lord Scourge shed the mantle of the Wrath under mysterious circumstances, the Emperor's Hand set out to find a replacement. Millions of the galaxy's most powerful Sith were considered, but ultimately only one would prove worthy to serve the Emperor."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"For those who displeased him, the Emperor shaped the Wrath - the ultimate executioner, who lived only to strike down enemies of the Emperor and humble the galaxy."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"So you better propose or something, because our offspring will be the most powerful creatures in the galaxy."

―Jaesa Willsaam (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Imagine, their prized Padawan is now wife to the most powerful Sith in the galaxy."

―Jaesa Willsaam (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"I hesitate - you cause my insides to scream."

―Vana-Xo (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"I will not stand in the path of the Emperor's Wrath."

―Darth Ravage (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"You are of singular importance to our future. The Emperor may have abandoned you, but in my eyes you are ever the Empire's Wrath."

―Darth Marr (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"The Emperor's Wrath's deadly skills and command of the dark of the Force have become legendary."

―The Sith Warrior Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Combat Abilities:

NOTE: This combat abilities section is structured differently from my other respect threads, and virtually all other respect threads created by other members to date. It is structured in chronological order from the Sith Warrior's first feats and achievements in the Prologue stage to his final boss battle in Act 3. Before each description will feature a ★. The ★'s are placed there for easy recognition of his greatest feats - a ★★★ signifies that the feat you are reading is highly impressive and definitely something worth remembering. Additionally, the quotes provided for each description is also ordered in chronological order - not importance. Please read all the quotes (and watch the videos) for maximum learning experience.

(★★ - Prologue) The Sith Warrior is one of the most promising Sith Warriors in the galaxy, being a powerful opponent through his lightsaber prowess, powerful Force abilities, and physical strength.

"Driving at his enemies with strong, crushing blows, the Warrior quickly beats his foes into submission or death. Though the lightsaber is the Warrior’s primary method of attack, he also uses his dark command of the Force to paralyze, terrify, and kill. Protected by heavy armor and his powers of intimidation, the Warrior wades into the thick of the fight and unleashes pure hatred and fury to eliminate all who would stand against him."

―Sith Warrior Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Born for battle, few opponents can withstand the rage-fueled blows from a warrior's lightsaber or penetrate a warrior's armor. If dual wielded lightsabers can't finish the job, there is always Force Choke to bring an opponent to his knees."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

"A Sith Warrior’s skills with a lightsaber are unrivaled. Driving at their enemies with strong, crushing blows, the Warrior quickly beats his foes into submission or death."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Official Website

"Today, one of the Empire's most promising young warriors have been secretly summoned by an influential overseer to face the dark side trials much sooner than expected...."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

(★★★ - Prologue) The Sith Warrior slays the beast of Marka Ragnos - an enormous Terentatek enhanced by the ancient Dark Lord himself. Despite no Sith ever surviving an encounter with it, and that the monster was a great nexus of energy for Korriban, the Sith Warrior defeated the creature with a training lightsaber.

"Left to guard the tomb serving as the resting place for its master, Marka Ragnos, the beast has dwelled in darkness for centuries. Legend tells that Ragnos beat his pet nightly, warping it with the Force until it was a creature of pure hate and anguish. Starved for unthinkable periods of time and then fed only blood, it is said to be filled with an unquenchable thirst for more. Since the death of its master and its seclusion in the tomb, no one has seen the beast and lived to tell the tale. But the strongest Sith can feel its unnerving presence."

―The Beast of Marka Ragnos Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"In the caverns of Marka Ragnos is the beast he left to guard his legacy. Go there, sit among the flames, and wait for the beast to come to you."

―Overseer Tremel (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"The beast of Marka Ragnos was a great source of dark energy here on Korriban. When it was slain, there was a tremor in the Force. Darth Baras felt that termor and has become aware of you. He demands an audience."

―Overseer Tremel (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★ - Prologue) The Sith Warrior kills Overseer Tremel, one of the most infamous instructors in history.

"No. I'm... amazed. I knew you were strong in the Force, but not... like this."

―Overseer Tremel (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Desperate to block Vemrin's ascension to power, Overseer Tremel recruited a powerful new acolyte to destroy Vemrin and replace him as Baras' apprentice. Though Tremel's plan ultimately work, he suddenly and mysteriously disappeared soon after bringing the new acolyte to Korriban. Rumors spread that Darth Baras himself masterminded Tremel's downfall, but the truth remains a mystery. Whatever the terms of his departure, Overseer Tremel remains one of the most highly regarded instructors in the history of the Sith Academy."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

(★ - Prologue) The Sith Warrior fights through the Tomb of Naga Sadow - infested with deadly shyracks.

"Now, there are sacred ruins in the tomb of Tulak Hord. The ancient inscriptions that once adorned the walls of each ruin lie in pieces. You will venture through the entire tomb, search all the ruins, and bring me a shard from each of these inscriptions. Vemrin and my other acolytes have already been sent. There are no rules regarding how they secure the shards, and they will stop at nothing. Fight your way through the tomb of Tulak Hord in the Valley of the Dark Lords, and bring me the shards from each of the ruined shrines."

―Darth Baras (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"I tried to get through the tomb, but there was too many shyrack. I barely escaped, nearly all the other acolytes died."

―Klemral (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★ - Prologue) The Sith Warrior kills Vemrin, a powerful Sith acolyte capable of dominating groups of others acolytes. He was additionally constantly praised by even the likes of Darth Baras - a Sith Lord.

"He has been hardened into a lethal machine. Vemrin has paid his dues. He's fought a deck stacked against him to get here."

―Darth Baras (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"I've failed you, friend. The acolytes and I promised we'd eliminate Vemrin, but he proved too strong. Poor Teeno died instantly. I still hear his screams. Vemrin got to me too. I only woke from my coma, and the doctors say I won't walk for months. Lying here, I've learned to own my agony. I realize why you sent us after Vemrin. You knew he'd kill us or make us stronger. Teeno was weak, but I survived. And though I may be crippled for now, my hate gives me strength. For that, I thank you."

―Phyne (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Desperate to block Vemrin's ascension to power, Overseer Tremel recruited a powerful new acolyte to destroy Vemrin and replace him as Baras' apprentice. Though Tremel's plan ultimately work, he suddenly and mysteriously disappeared soon after bringing the new acolyte to Korriban. Rumors spread that Darth Baras himself masterminded Tremel's downfall, but the truth remains a mystery. Whatever the terms of his departure, Overseer Tremel remains one of the most highly regarded instructors in the history of the Sith Academy."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

(★ - Prologue) The Sith Warrior kills many ancient, entombed Sith protectors of the tomb of Naga Sadow.

(★★ - Act 1) The Sith Warrior kills the combined strength of Beelzlit and Cellvanta Grathan - Sith Lords.

"Grathan's kid is nearly twenty, and strong with the Force. He's been trained in the ways of the Sith since birth."

―Driki Ba'al (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Stop! You are more than a match for us! Mother, if I am the target, save yourself. I don't want to see you die."

―Beelzlit Grathan (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★ - Act 1) The Sith Warrior kills the other apprentice of Darth Baras, Driki Ba'al, and his solider allies.

(★ - Act 1) The Sith Warrior kills Lord Vacuus - a famed Sith Lord with his impressive accomplishments.

"I am Lord Vacuus. The conqueror of Begeren. The killer of Garatak the Singed."

―Lord Vacuus (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★ - Act 1) The Sith Warrior kills the infamous assassin Ralesk, renowned for killing many Sith Lords.

"You have guts, I'll give you that. I'm Lord Grathan's top assassin - he sends me to eliminate those he wants to suffer the most."

―Ralesk (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★ - Act 1) The Sith Warrior kills two squads of the Republic's finest - a feat nearly impossible for most.

"Take a look behind you, Sith. That's what two squads of the Republic's finest looks like."

"You're about to see what two squads of the Republic's deadest look like."

―Jailer Zixx and the Sith Warrior (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"I computed the likelihood of success as nearly negligible. In my assessment, however, I only considered the capabilities of a typical Sith. Clearly, you are not a typical Sith. I will adjust the future calibrations to account for your unprecedented abilities."

―Malavai Quinn (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★★★ - Act 1) The Sith Warrior slaughters through a thousand of the Republic's best trained soldiers including an elite, legendary squadron led by the famous General Rylon himself.

"It must look like anything but a targeted execution - annihilate everyone there."

―Darth Baras (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"An incursion into the Arms Factory will be a monumental feat. I'm excited by the prospect of you laying waste to that place. The Republic command center is deep inside the Arms Factory, the most heavily protected installation on the planet. In order to reach Commander Rylon, you will have to make your way past all of the factory's defenses - which are considerable. Stationed inside are an estimated one thousand of the Republic's best trained soldiers. Specifically, Rylon's elite squadron is responsible for some of the most precise, improbable resistance victories on Balmorra. They're legendary. It will be a bright day on Balmorra when they are eliminated."

―Malavai Quinn (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"...the factory is under attack. Headquarters has been breached and casualties are severe. Target is carving a bloody path to this direction. Unconfirmed reports suggest it's Sith."

―Captian Eligyn (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★★ - Act 1) The Sith Warrior kills Mashallon, who is capable of fighting through an Imperial spaceport.

"My men report that she's wielding a lightsaber, my lord. This investigator is a full Jedi Knight. Unless you stop her, she's more than capable of fighting her way through the spaceport and commandeering a ship."

―Malavai Quinn (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★ - Act 1) The Sith Warrior kills a Sith, numerous Hutt bodyguards, and two infamous Hutt crime-lords.

(★★ - Act 1) The Sith Warrior kills Lord Rathari, a powerful Sith Lord, after fighting through all his forces. The Sith Lord was held in high regards by the Dark Council and was able to make the Hutt's cow.

"A young and ambitious Sith Lord, Rathari has been placed in charge of Sith interests on Nar Shaddaa by order of the Dark Council. Quiet and confident, Lord Rathari prefers the direct approach to dealing with opposition, using strength over finesse and subtly. Darth Baras and Lord Rathari share a bitter hatred of one another. Baras considers the young Sith a disrespectful upstart, while Rathari openly criticizes Baras’s methods and sees him as an overrated meddler. Fed up with Rathari’s interference, Baras has at last called for the lord’s death."

―Lord Rathari Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"I yield! Never have I witnessed such raw power..."

―Lord Rathari (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★★★ - Act 1) The Sith Warrior overcomes and kills the combined might of Jedi Master Yonlach, one of the greatest Jedi in the entire Order, and the greatest master of lightsaber combat he had ever trained - Yul-Li. The Sith Warrior fought the pair after fighting through the most hostile areas of Tatooine.

"The Jedi Master Yonlach was considered the greatest teacher of his time, a valuable asset to the Jedi Order. He has long been the very model of the Jedi Code, a master of his emotions and unafraid of death. Older now, the Force is still strong with him, and he has many years of wisdom and experience behind him. It was when Nomen Karr brought his Padawan to Master Yonlach that her mysterious gift first manifested. Through Yonlach’s training, he developed a strong bond with the Padawan and believes she will use her abilities to someday lead the Jedi to greatness."

―Master Yonlach Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"I am certain Nomen Karr brought his gifted Padawan to Tatooine to train with a legendary Master named Yonlach."

―Darth Baras (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"I am chilled to the bone. The desert beyond the Forbidden Pass is an area that no one can survive. No one. Even the Sand People dare not go. You mustn't go."

―Sharack Breev (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"In me you face a full Jedi Master. And Yul-Li has greater command of lightsaber combat than any Jedi Knight I've ever trained."

―Master Yonlach (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"You put on quite a show. I knew you were good, but..."

"I have yet to meet a challenge I can't conqueror."

―Vette and the Sith Warrior (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★ - Act 1) The Sith Warrior kills a Windredd, a unrivaled champion of the House of Alde.

"I'd had questioned her already, but Renata is protected by House Alde's greatest champion. The man has never met his match in melee."

―Duke Kendoh (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★★ - Act 1) The Sith Warrior fights through General Organa's forces, kills her generals and her, then goes on and annihilates all of the House of Organa's defenses - including a Jedi Knight.

"You'll have to fight your way in, set the charge, then fight you way out before the boom. It won't be easy. Once you've detonated the generator, you'll still have to wade through Gesselle's surrounding army and invader her headquarters before her forcefield is reset."

―Duke Kendoh (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"General, our standing army outside is being wiped out! Someone or something is on its way here."

―Kan'grell (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"You have decimated my forces outside."

―Gesselle Organa (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"I didn't think a single assailant could make it through Castle Organa's defenses all the way here to us."

―Gregor Willsaam (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"You crushed Alderaan under your boot, apprentice. I am incredibly impressed; the planet will feel the sting for years to come."

―Darth Baras (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★★ - Act 1) The Sith Warrior kills two fully trained Jedi Knights - Ulldin and Zylixx.

"I'm Ulldin, this is Zylixx. We are fully trained Jedi Knights and more than your match. You should submit."

―Ulldin (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★★★ - Act 1) The Sith Warrior defeats Nomen Karr, one of the most powerful Jedi in the galaxy who personally defeated Darth Baras and Darth Ekkage in a duel many years before. Nomen Karr then tries to embrace the dark side to defeat the Sith, but he is stricken down two more times and taken into custody.

"The Jedi Nomen Karr is one of the order’s most veteran Masters, and the personal nemesis of Darth Baras. Although valued for his experience, he is known to challenge the order’s rigid precepts in his crusade against evil in the galaxy; the determined Nomen Karr even dared to touch the dark side during his time behind the Imperial border, but emerged a valiant champion of the light. Nomen Karr is driven to expel the Imperial infiltrators he believes are hidden throughout the Republic."

―Nomen Karr Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Nomen Karr. That's a name I grow tired of hearing. My oldest and most hatred enemy. An old would that continues to fester. Nomen Karr is a Jedi Master who infiltrated the Sith. I rooted him out, then he nearly destroyed me and fled."

―Darth Baras (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Baras' old nemesis, Nomen Karr, destroyed Darth Ekkage and ended the infiltrators' reign of terror. Or so it was thought."

―Servant One (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Ahh! The Force is very strong with you. I must dig deeper."

―Nomen Karr (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"You cut my Master down with your lightsaber. I turn, horrified but in awe of your incredible power. You command me to bow, and I obey."

―Jaesa Willsaam (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"The Sith warrior ultimately strikes down Nomen Karr and holds the Jedi Master captive to draw Jaesa from her seclusion."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

(★★ - Act 1) The Sith Warrior defeats Jaesa Willsaam, a prodigal Jedi who later killed countless Sith Lords.

"I have felt a disturbance in the Force. It leaves doom imprinted on my dreams - a grave and mysterious threat that could bring down my entire power base."

―Darth Baras (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"So frustrating! I cannot defeat you! It was, was it all lies? Everything? He told me the light side was stronger - that it was why I could see through the facade of those who were dark. But it's not true. I am no match for you. The dark side is clearly stronger."

―Jaesa Willsaam (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Jaesa fights valiantly to save her Master, but the Sith's strength in the dark side overpowers the fledgling Padawan. The Sith warrior then breaks Jaesa and takes her as his apprentice, saving Darth Baras' spy network and dealing the final devastating blow to the Jedi Master Nomen Karr."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

(★ - Act 2) The Sith Warrior kills Karastace Gonn - one of the Republic's greatest military commanders.

"Most think our inability to find and defeat one man - General Karastace Gonn - kept us from outright victory and forced the negotitated peace. General Gonn operates in the shadows, a phantom single-handely preventing the fringe systems from falling to us."

―Darth Baras (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"This is my most accomplished apprentice, my lord. And the killer of Gonn."

"Your destruction of General Gonn earns you my favor, young one."

―Darth Vengean and Darth Baras (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★ - Act 2) The Sith Warrior cuts through some dozen of the Republic's finest, then kills General Frellka.

"Apprentice, your targets are the Republic's six most important military leaders. They are the Empire's most accomplished adversaries. And not to be taken lightly. Your mission on Taris is to take down the Republic's entire Strategic High Command. The War Trust - the four generals who implement the bulk of the Republic's military force's strategic planning - are all on Taris as we speak. "General's Faraire, Minst, Durant, and Frellka should not be taken lightly. Each will likely be protected by his own elite squadron, and they have all the Republic forces on Taris at their disposal."

―Darth Baras (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"I'm easily the match of a couple dozen foot soldiers."

―The Emperor's Wrath (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★★ - Act 2) The Sith Warrior cuts through a battalion of the Republic's finest, which consists of over five-hundred soldiers. He then goes on a kills General Durant, a famed War Trust member.

"Apprentice, your targets are the Republic's six most important military leaders. They are the Empire's most accomplished adversaries. And not to be taken lightly. Your mission on Taris is to take down the Republic's entire Strategic High Command. The War Trust - the four generals who implement the bulk of the Republic's military force's strategic planning - are all on Taris as we speak. "General's Faraire, Minst, Durant, and Frellka should not be taken lightly. Each will likely be protected by his own elite squadron, and they have all the Republic forces on Taris at their disposal."

―Darth Baras (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Tracked General Durant's battalion, led my black ops troopers on a recon run. Found Durant's hideout. He's got a full battalion guarding the compound. They're establishing a perimeter of electronic defenses around the general."

―Lieutenant Pierce (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★★★ - Act 2) The Sith Warrior slaughters all of the Galactic Republic's forces on Taris, which should be in the hundreds or thousands. He then defeats a massive Siantide droid and General Fararie.

"Apprentice, your targets are the Republic's six most important military leaders. They are the Empire's most accomplished adversaries. And not to be taken lightly. Your mission on Taris is to take down the Republic's entire Strategic High Command. The War Trust - the four generals who implement the bulk of the Republic's military force's strategic planning - are all on Taris as we speak. "General's Faraire, Minst, Durant, and Frellka should not be taken lightly. Each will likely be protected by his own elite squadron, and they have all the Republic forces on Taris at their disposal."

―Darth Baras (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Moff Hurdenn informs me that Faraire has relocated all of the Republic's forces on Taris to protect his command center at the Republic's stronghold."

―Darth Baras (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Once you've cleared the way on the front, invade General Faraire's command center at will."

―Malavai Quinn (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Sith, you are massively outnumbered. You will not invade General Faraire's headquarters."

―Major Khourlet (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Still, the general's elite guard clogs the way to the command center. They are quite formidable."

―Malavai Quinn (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★★ - Act 2) The Sith Warrior fights through Darth Vengean's Flagship, which is infested by forty Republic soldiers. He then slaughters three skilled Jedi Masters, and later defeats the infamous Admiral Monk.

"Fly to the space battle immediately, board his ship, and stop Admiral Monk's siege."

―Darth Baras (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★★ - Act 2) The Sith Warrior defeats the Jedi Xerender, who once contended with Darth Baras.

"I'm not here for a reunion, Baras. The last time we met, you were left drained and weaponless. This time you won't be so lucky."

―Xerender (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"During the war, Xerender was Master Wyellett's Padawan. We battled. Wyellet took my lightsaber and used it from then on."

―Darth Baras (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★★★ - Act 2) The Sith Warrior defeats the legendary Master Wyellett - one of the most powerful Jedi in the galaxy hyped to be a human superweapon, and defeated Darth Baras and the the Starweird Queen. However, the Sith Warrior defeated him faster than a cave that was destined to collapse soon relented.

"Jedi Master Wyellett was one of the great Jedi heroes of the last war. Deeply concerned with the preservation of life and more interested in communing with the Force than in using his power as a weapon, he nonetheless proved himself in combat time and again. When his apprentice Xerender battled Darth Baras, Wyellett joined Xerender and sought to redeem the Sith; failing, Wyellett seized Baras’s lightsaber and chose to use it as his own, a symbol of darkness brought into the light. Wyellett’s final heroic act was an act of self-sacrifice committed to save his Padawan Xerender and much of the Jedi Council from the legendary Starweird Queen; this resulted in his capture by the Empire. The Imperial starship that was transporting Wyellett was destroyed in the Battle of Hoth, and Master Wyellett has been believed dead all these years. In fact, Wyellett has been in a trance beneath the rubble of the fallen ship, psychically trying to reach out to his former pupil. Now, Wyellett has transcended the concerns of this galaxy and his powers are more realized than ever before."

―Master Wyellett Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Intelligence reports suggest that he has brought his troop of elite special ops to seek a secret superweapon."

―Darth Baras (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"I can tell you this - if Xerender's been given command of the Talz, this weapon he's after must be supremely important."

―Commander Lanklyn (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"The lost super weapon Xerender seeks is actually a Jedi Master named Wyellett. Before his capture during the war, Wyellett was among the Jedi's most powerful Masters."

―Darth Baras (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Here, I communed with the Force to the extent of all else. It has been a great privilege and quite mind-expanding. The Force is with me, greater than ever now. I suspect that I could defeat you quite handely."

―Master Wyellett (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★★ - Act 2) The Sith Warrior fights through Darth Vengean's Compound, consisting of the greatest Imperial soldiers and powerful Sith Lords - Lord Ovakar, Lord Ganarog, and Lord Korst.

"Darth Vengean oversees the Imperial military during times of war. He's cherry-picked the very best to serve him. You run the gauntlet of Darth Vengean's security."

―Lord Draahg (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★★★ - Act 2) The Sith Warrior kills Darth Vengean, one of the most powerful Sith Lords in the galaxy and a member of the Dark Council, after fighting through his entire compound of skilled enemies.

"All Sith have their masters. The one commanding Darth Baras is the Dark Council’s feared military leader, Darth Vengean–a warmonger seeking to reignite conflict with the Republic and finally exterminate the foe that drove the Sith into exile a millennium ago. Vengean was openly outraged when the Treaty of Coruscant was signed into law, criticizing all who supported the peace accord and even quietly disparaging the Emperor. That he survived such insolence is a testament to his power. Darth Vengean and Baras have spent years carrying out deft political manipulations and quiet assassinations in tandem, both against the Republic and within the Empire. Now that their schemes are finally coming to fruition, Vengean’s public speeches are openly bellicose. The final war is coming."

―Darth Vengean (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"In the Emperor's absence, the galaxy's most domineering, powerful, brilliant, and cunning Sith lead the Empire's path to glory."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"While the undying Emperor serves as the unquestioned leader of the Empire, the twelve members of the Dark Council oversee the daily workings of their vast civilization and speak in the Emperor’s name. Each is among the most powerful Sith in the galaxy; to hold a seat on the council is the highest honor and the greatest position of influence a Sith can attain."

―The Dark Council Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"The Dark Council are the galaxy's most powerful Sith."

―Moff Valion Pyron (Star Wars The Old Republic)

"How would you like to face off against one of the twelve most powerful Sith Lords?"

―Darth Baras (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"He's in his inner sanctum, communing with the dark side, channeling his rage and power."

―Lord Draahg (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"I have no delusions I would have survived this battle if it wasn't for you. This is your victory."

―Lord Draahg (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★★ - Act 3) The Emperor's Wrath hunts down and kills many Jedi over his career.

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(★★★ - Act 3) The Emperor's Wrath kills Darth Ekkage, one of the greatest Sith Assassins in history and as powerful as any weapon the Sith possess. She also killed Lord Melicoste with Lightning in seconds.

"The sister of Darth Baras, Darth Ekkage is one of the greatest Sith assassins to ever live. She and her network of killers were imprisoned on Belsavis after she was betrayed and handed over to the Jedi by one of her own–a Sith assassin who renounced the dark side and sought refuge among the Jedi. Many believe Darth Ekkage was as powerful a weapon as the Sith have ever had, and that their victory over the Republic would have been completed long ago if Ekkage had not been captured. But there are also many within the Sith who fear her - realizing that they could just as easily be her next target."

―Darth Ekkage Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"The galaxy's deadliest assassins [are the Sith Infiltrators led by Darth Ekkage.]"

―Servant One (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"I just destroyed a lord with a mere flick of my wrist. Don't blink, I'm about to do it again!"

―Darth Ekkage (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★★ - Act 3) The Emperor's Wrath defeats Lord Draahg - a mighty Sith Lord who is capable of defeating the warrior's entire companion crew (which consists of the likes of Jaesa Willsaam and Lieutenant Pierce). It was also said he had great knowledge on Force lore, and perhaps knew of arts even Darth Baras didn't.

"Draahg is not to be underestimated. As the chosen apprentice of both Baras and Vengean, he possesses a breadth of knowledge and a depth of power few others can claim."

―Lord Draahg Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Baras held back when training you, but he taught me everything. And Darth Vengean showed me dark side secrets even Baras doesn't know."

―Lord Draahg (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★★ - Act 3) The Emperor's Wrath kills the Gormak chieftains and their warriros in minutes - a feat that would take the Voss commandos months to campaign and make war against to achieve.

"Biddeck-Va wars against Gormak. He won't return until their fiercest chieftains are slain. This campaign takes months. You will have to wait."

"What takes Voss commandos months, I will do in minutes. I will wipe out Biddeck-Va's enemies myself. Then he will meet with me."

"Delusion. The Gormak chieftains are fierce, well protected."

―Ono-Mi and the Emperor's Wrath (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"You killed the Gormak chieftains."

―Biddeck-Va (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★ - Act 3) The Emperor's Wrath kills Biddeck-Va and his warriors - the leader of the Voss commandos.

(★★★ - Act 3) The Emperor's Wrath defeats Emperor Vitiate, the most powerful Sith Lord in history, possessed by Sel-Makor - an all-powerful entity capable of corrupting planets and matching the Emperor in a battle of wills. He also corrupted and twisted Gormaks and other monsters to attack beforehand.

"Sel-Makor was born from the sundering of my people. He is the darkness that devours this world."

―Nemok-Ta (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Once I ascend, all will be tranquil in this galaxy. It is my promise to you. Now, strike!"

"No! Forever bound! Sel-Makor takes this body! Such… power!"

―Emperor Vitiate and Sel-Makor (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"You felt Sel-Makor's power. In his domain, he is all-power. Able to trap even your Emperor."

―Madaga-Ru (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★★ - Act 3) The Emperor's Wrath defeats Malavai Quinn and two Imperial war-droids specifically calculated and programmed to defend against his strengths and exploit his greatest weaknesses.

"After all this time observing you in battle, I have exhaustively noted your strengths and weaknesses. These war droids have been programmed specifically to combat you. I calculate a near zero percent chance of failure. If anything, I'm underestimating my droid's chances. You'll find they are virtually immune to you."

―Malavai Quinn (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"I should have known. I thought I'd programmed the perfect killing machine for you. I was painstakingly precise."

"After all our time together, have you not realized I am unbeatable?"

―Malavai Quinn and the Emperor's Wrath (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★ - Act 3) The Emperor's Wrath kills three assassins hired by Darth Baras to assassinate Darth Vowrawn.

"I heard of you when you killed Lord Grathar's son on Dromund Kaas. Three different Sith hired me to do that. You took out Nomen Karr and Admiral Monk and the War Trust and countless Jedi. Good good stuff."

―SIS Assassin (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★ - Act 3) The Emperor's Wrath kills Lord Harseh - a powerful Sith who served under Darth Vowrawn.

(★★★ - Act 3) Darth Vowrawn concedes that the Emperor's Wrath is powerful enough to defeat ten Sith Lords, and that even he, a member of the Dark Council and therefore one of the most powerful Sith Lords, would be no match to him. He had such confidence in this he didn't even bother trying to fight.

"Stop. Lord Qet, stand down."

"My lord, retreat into the shadows. We will stop this assassin."

"There could be ten of you and you would fail. Leave us."

―Lord Qet and Darth Vowrawn (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"At least I die at Sith Blood hands. I'll ask only that I not suffer the indignity of decapitation."

―Darth Vowrawn (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★★ - Act 3) The Emperor's Wrath cuts through the front-line of the Republic forces on Corellia.

"The park is a front-line battlefield, where the heaviest fighting is taking place."

"I'll carve a path through the fight and rendezvous with your man."

―Darth Vowrawn and the Emperor's Wrath (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Strong enough to demolish my forces and smart enough to take out my tech."

―Colonel Senks (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★★★ - Act 3) The Emperor's Wrath slaughters through a Republic strategic bunker infested with Republic special forces and skilled Jedi Knights. He then confronts three Jedi Masters - one of which he kills instantly before they can even react. The two other Jedi Masters soon suffer the same fate.

"The Jedi are gearing up in a Republic strategic bunker. Enemy special forces deploy there, so it will be a high-risk invasion."

"I'm clear out that bunker."

"I never heard of anyone taking on so many enemies at once, especially with a room full of Jedi waiting at the end."

―Shadow and the Emperor's Wrath (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★★ - Act 3) The Emperor's Wrath single-handely fights through Darth Baras' defenses guarding Darth Traya's spirit, a feat that even Darth Vowrawn and his forces failed to complete successfully.

"You don't think I tried [getting in]? It's the true reason I was warring here. Baras' defenses have repelled my every attempt. Only you have the power to break into his lair."

―Darth Vowrawn (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

(★★★ - Act 3) The Emperor's Wrath kills Lord Draahg - a mighty Sith Lord capable of defeating his entire companion crew, surviving a plummet into an inferno of flames, and telekinetically throwing Darth Vowrawn. He then casually placed a death field around him, slowly disintegrating the Dark Council member. He would have been successful had the Sith Warrior not of defeated him quickly in battle.

"Draahg is not to be underestimated. As the chosen apprentice of both Baras and Vengean, he possesses a breadth of knowledge and a depth of power few others can claim."

―Lord Draahg Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Baras held back when training you, but he taught me everything. And Darth Vengean showed me dark side secrets even Baras doesn't know."

―Lord Draahg (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Apologies, my lord. The attack was sudden. Unknown assailant, very powerful. Way out of our league, my lord. Lucky we got out of there in on piece."

―Lieutenant Pierce (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"In minutes, the great Darth Vowrawn will disintegrate."

―Lord Draahg (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

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(★★★ - Act 3) The Emperor's Wrath confronts, defeats, and kills Darth Baras - one of the most powerful Sith Lords in the galaxy. Despite Darth Baras being praised as nearly indestructible, the Sith Warrior even allowed Darth Baras to make the first move against him. Ultimately, the master's combat skills and Force Lightning assaults could not overcome his former apprentice, leading to his death.

"In the Emperor's absence, the galaxy's most domineering, powerful, brilliant, and cunning Sith lead the Empire's path to glory."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"While the undying Emperor serves as the unquestioned leader of the Empire, the twelve members of the Dark Council oversee the daily workings of their vast civilization and speak in the Emperor’s name. Each is among the most powerful Sith in the galaxy; to hold a seat on the council is the highest honor and the greatest position of influence a Sith can attain."

―The Dark Council Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"The Dark Council are the galaxy's most powerful Sith."

―Moff Valion Pyron (Star Wars The Old Republic)

"It is time for you to confront Darth Baras. Even now, Baras is near-indestructible."

―Darth Vowrawn (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Your former master and the most powerful Darths in the galaxy await. The play is yours."

―Darth Vowrawn (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Baras claims to be the Voice; this lord claims to be the Wrath. I will not provoke the Emperor. The one who lives speaks truth."

―Darth Marr (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"I grant you the first shot, pretender. The Dark Council will see I can withstand whatever you dish out."

―The Emperor's Wrath (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"The Emperor's Wrath ultimately marches into the Dark Council chambers to expose Darth Baras as a fraud and a traitor who lies about speaking the Emperor's will. But to prove such a bold claim to the Dark Council, the Wrath battles Darth Baras in a fierce duel. The Wrath emerges triumphant, striking down the ruined and seething Darth Baras. With vengeance delivered and the Emperor's will satisfied, the Dark Council bows to the unquestionable might of the Emperor's Wrath."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

(★★★ - Epilogue) Following the death of Darth Baras, the Emperor's Wrath would go on to confront some of the most powerful beings in history alongside the Hero of Tython, Barsen'thor, Voidhound, Meteor, Darth Nox, Cipher Nine, and Scree. Alongside them, he was dubbed as among the most powerful, elite, and experienced fighters in the galaxy. Together, they would slay legends such as Darth Malgus the Betrayer, a twenty-thousand year old Rakata entity named Soa, the sinister Dread Masters, and Revan himself.

"The Empire and Republic call on their most powerful heroes to board the Sith’s stolen battlestation and bring an end to their march across the galaxy. But the rogue Sith was prepared, and has readied the battlestation in preparation for the confrontation that lies ahead. Now the most elite heroes in the galaxy must battle their way through a seemingly endless army of droids and soldiers before facing off with the rogue Sith to crush their new Empire once and for all."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Official Website

"Operations in Star Wars: The Old Republic are large-scale multi-group missions where you will join your Republic or Imperial allies to confront the most dangerous threats in the galaxy."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Official Website

"Both the Republic and the Empire understand the threat that the prison poses, and both sides now send their most powerful heroes to confront and eliminate this powerful foe once and for all."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Official Website

"Now both the Empire and the Republic call on their strongest champions to head to Denova and take the planet from the warlord and his army."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Official Website

"The Emperor's Wrath's deadly skills and command of the dark of the Force have become legendary. Lightsaber in hand, the Emperor's Wrath has carved a path of destruction through Republic foes and scheming Sith adversaries alike, eventually becoming the favored enforcer of the Sith Emperor himself."

―The Sith Warrior Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Telekinesis (Alter):

The Emperor's Wrath completely disintegrates a massive, fused door to dust with the aid of Timmns. However, the Jedi was beaten by mere commandos, so the Wrath likely does most of the work.

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The Sith Warrior telekinetically chokes a weakened Voice of Emperor Vitiate.

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The Sith Warrior telekinetically pushes the legendary Nomen Karr numerous times in battle.

"Ahh! The Force is very strong with you. I must dig deeper."

―Nomen Karr (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

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The Sith Warrior snaps the neck of Darth Ekkage - one of the greatest Sith in history.

"The sister of Darth Baras, Darth Ekkage is one of the greatest Sith assassins to ever live. She and her network of killers were imprisoned on Belsavis after she was betrayed and handed over to the Jedi by one of her own–a Sith assassin who renounced the dark side and sought refuge among the Jedi. Many believe Darth Ekkage was as powerful a weapon as the Sith have ever had, and that their victory over the Republic would have been completed long ago if Ekkage had not been captured. But there are also many within the Sith who fear her–realizing that they could just as easily be her next target."

―Darth Ekkage Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

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The Sith Warrior drops an enormous crate on an Imperial solider.

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The Sith Warrior quickly pushes back a Jedi and chokes to death two Alderaani servants.

"No...! I never seen a Sith kill that way so quickly. I... had no time to intervene."

―Master Volryder (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

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The Sith Warrior telekinetically hurls the Sith wife of Darth Grathan - Cellvanta Grathan.

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The Sith Warrior quickly chokes the trained Jedi Knight Ulldin to death.

"We are fully trained Jedi Knights..."

―Ulldin (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

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The Sith Warrior telekinetically pushes Lord Draahg off a platform.

"Draahg is not to be underestimated. As the chosen apprentice of both Baras and Vengean, he possesses a breadth of knowledge and a depth of power few others can claim."

―Lord Draahg Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

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The Sith Warrior telekinetically chokes Servant One - the most powerful of the twelve.

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The Sith Warrior incapacitates a Lord with a gesture, than later hurls him backwards.

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The Sith Warrior choks a Mandalorian and unleashs energy that killed another.

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The Sith Warrior telekinetically dominates two Republic soldiers with a gesture.

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The Sith Warrior telekinetically dominates numerous opponents with the Force.

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The Sith Warrior unleashes a powerful push that hurls back Republic soldiers.

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The Sith Warrior, early in training, chokes to death a famed Sith champion.

"Once a valued Sith champion until he botched an important mission and caused a thousand Imperial deaths."

―Jailer Knash (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

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The Sith Warrior chokes to death countless enemies, from famed generals to droids.

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The Sith Warrior opens the tomb lid of Naga Sadow with a mere gesture.

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The Sith Warrior telekinetically guides a lightsaber to kill a Jedi Knight on multiple occasions.

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The Sith Warrior telekinetically disarmed Republic, Imperial, and Hutt soldiers alike.

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Telepathy (Alter):

The content in the next section reflects the umbrella title of Telepathy, also known as Force Fear, Mind Trick, Mind Control, Dominate Mind, Force Illusions, Force Persuasion, Affect Mind, and Alter Mind.

The Sith Warrior temporarily incapacitates a Jedi Knight by attacking his mind.

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The Sith Warrior can paralyze and terrify his opponents with the dark side.

"Though the lightsaber is the Warriors primary method of attack, he also uses his dark command of the Force to paralyze, terrify, and kill."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

Beast Control (Alter):

The content in the next section reflects the umbrella title of Beast Control, also known as

Animal friendship.

The Sith Warrior forces the Sand Demon, a creature that feeds on Krayt Dragons, into submission.

"That beastly predator is the only thing that hunts krayt dragons—and those are massive."

―Hare'en (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"The sand demon is the fiercest creature on this planet. You don't just walk into its lair and return without a scratch."

―Sharack Breev (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"If not for the tall tales of desert nomads and a few grainy satellite reconnaissance images, Tatooine’s so-called “Sand Demon” would be considered a myth. Jawas say the Sand Demon is feared by all other life on the planet, including the mighty krayt dragon–for the Sand Demon is the krayt’s only predator. Some stories report that the beast is capable of “sand swimming,” gliding underneath the surface of the desert as if it were water. Others claim it bores through rock using its hardened, talon-like legs. Cave paintings suggest the Sand People believe the Sand Demon devours the life essence of its victims, growing stronger and tougher with each kill. They depict stories of centuries-old demons that have become immune to injury, a warning heeded by even the most skeptical outsiders."

―Sand Demon Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Force Drain (Alter):

The content in the next section reflects the umbrella title of Force Drain, also known as Drain Force.

The Sith Juggernaut drains the energy from his opponents to strengthen his abilities.

"Protecting their allies and punishing their adversaries, they charge into the thick of any fray, and take the brunt of the assault and are even able to drain the energy of their enemies to further strengthen their resolve."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

Force Rage (Alter):

The Sith Warrior uses his anger and hatred to purge weakness and become far more powerful.

"The Warrior channels the destructive emotions of fear, anger, and hatred to purge weakness from body and mind and become a being of pure, brutal efficiency."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Official Website

The Sith Juggernaut can use his hatred to booster his power at a moments notice.

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Force Speed (Control):

The content in the next section reflects the power(s) of Force Speed, also known as Force Sprint.

The Sith Warrior throws his lightsaber faster than a Jedi Master and Republic soldiers can react.

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The Sith Warrior telekinetically kills two servants before a Jedi can react.

"No...! I never seen a Sith kill that way so quickly. I... had no time to intervene."

―Master Volryder (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

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The Sith Warrior kills three famed Republic generals before they can react.

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Force Jump (Control):

The content in the next section reflects the power(s) of Force Jump, also known as Force Leap.

The Sith Warrior uses the Force to augment his jumps to enormous distances.

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Breath Control (Control):

The content in the next section reflects the power(s) of Breath Control, also known as Detoxify Poison.

The Sith Warrior can walk on the planet Quesh, a toxic planet where it required all other sentient live to use breath masks in order to survive. He can do this without any struggle.

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Force Concealment (Control):

The content in the next section reflects the power(s) of Force Concealment, also known as Force Cloak, Force Stealth, Buried Presence, Force Camouflage, Force Fade, or Force Haze.

The Sith Marauder cloaks himself suddenly even in the blunt presence of a Jedi Knight.

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Shatterpoint (Sense):

The Sith Marauder's combat style revolves on pinpointing the precise weaknesses of his enemies, whether it being squads of soldiers of powerful Jedi, and then proceeding to quickly exploit such flaws.The speed of his victories are said to be unrivaled in all of the galaxy, which is also a display of Force Speed.

"Wielding two sabers and unmatched aggression, Sith trained as Marauders slice through enemy ranks, dealing death with merciless efficiency. Able to intuit precisely how to attack in order to maximize every strike, their adversaries become victims in the blink of an eye. Whether annihilating a squad of Republic troops or cutting down a single Jedi, the Marauder sees and exploits every weakness to exact the greatest toll. Never hesitating, never faltering, there is no swifter bringer of pain and damage in the galaxy."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Official Website

Force Sense (Sense):

The Sith Warrior senses Vemrin creeping from the shadows to attack him.

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The Sith Warrior senses the presence and hostility of mercenaries.

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Force Visions (Sense):

The Sith Warrior has a vision of the Emperor's destruction of the galaxy - a fate that would have came true if the Wrath had not gone to Rishi and Yavin IV to confront and stop the reborn Revan.

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Mental Resistance:

The content in the next section reflects the power(s) of Mental Resistance, also known as Telepathic Resistance, Force Resistance, Willpower, Mental Fortitude, and Psychological Resilience.

The Emperor's Wrath, far before his prime, resists the telepathic assault of none other than the Dread Masters. Later on, the Warrior resists their corruptive energies on the planet of Oricon when he, alongside seven other champions of the galaxy, launch an assault that ultimately kills them for good.

"The Dread Masters possess incredible, unprecedented power over the dark side of the Force."

―Dread Master Styrak Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

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The Sith Warrior resists the telepathic mind assaults and wipes to where Yonlach, one of the greatest Jedi Masters who erased the memories of another famed Jedi, feels he shouldn't even bother to try.

"Her name is Jaesa Willsaam, and Nomen Karr has taken her to -

"Yul-li, you have no recollection of the Padawan this Sith speaks."

"I have no recollection of the Padawan this Sith speaks."

"Now, sleep. I do not relish wiping Yul-li's mind like that. But his feelings for me got the better of him."

"Don't try that sorcerer's nonsense on me, Jedi."

"Believe me, I would, if I didn't sense it would be futile."

―Master Yul-Li, Yonlach, Master and the Sith Warrior (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

The Sith Warrior resists a device that incapacitates Jaesa Willsaam.

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Pain Resistance:

The content in the next section reflects the umbrella title of Pain Resistance, including Control Pain, Endurance, Stamina, Pain Tolerance, and Durability.

The Sith Warrior survives an enormous explosion blast and rubble debris that was intended to destroy the Imperial center on Quesh - disrupting all communication and military operations on the planet. Despite being expected to die, the warrior pulls himself from the rubble back to the command center.

"Interest justified. Shall I revive?"

"Offer no help. We must be sure. His worth will be established by surviving the trek to safety. We will wait at the command center exactly one day for our proof."

―Servant Two and Servant One (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"We are impressed. You are worthy to be the Emperor's Wrath. The trap was masterful. But the consequences were averted."

―Servant One (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

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The Sith Juggernaut was virtually indestructible - capable of charging into the fray of any battle with immense rage and unrivaled Stamina, even withstanding assaults that would kill nearly any other.

"Sith who train in the stalwart arts of the Juggernaut boast unrivaled stamina in battle. Through diligence and clarity, the Juggernaut shapes the Force to his will to become nearly invulnerable. Damage that would destroy others is shrugged off, and futility fills the Juggernaut's foes with doubt and despair. Protecting their allies and punishing their adversaries, they charge into the thick of any fray, and take the brunt of the assault and are even able to drain the energy of their enemies to further strengthen their resolve."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

The Sith Juggernaut resists a Jedi Counsular's telekinetic assault with rocks.

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The Sith Warrior was outfitted in heavy armor that can withstand much damage.

"Despite their reliance on their strength in the Force, Warriors have no compunction about donning heavy and intimidating suits and armors. Unthreatened by the use of technology for biological augmentation, Warriors’ vestments often make use of dangerous and experimental components which imbue the wearer with immense strength and fortitude."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

"Born for battle, few opponents can withstand the rage-fueled blows from the warrior's lightsaber or penetrate a warrior's armor. If dual wielded lightsabers can't finish the job, there is always Force Choke to bring an opponent to his knees."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

Physical Attributes:

The Sith Warrior's raw strength dominated numerous Jedi Knights.

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The Sith Warrior's strength was so great that very few can withstand his crushing blows.

"Born for battle, few opponents can withstand the rage-fueled blows from the warrior's lightsaber or penetrate a warrior's armor. If dual wielded lightsabers can't finish the job, there is always Force Choke to bring an opponent to his knees."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

"The Sith Warrior’s skills with a lightsaber are unrivaled. Driving at their enemies with strong, crushing blows, the Warrior quickly beats his foes into submission or death."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Official Website

The Sith Warrior physically dominated Vemrin, a powerful Sith acolyte.

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Tulak Hord Respect Thread (Updated 2017)

"Lord of Hate, Master of the Gathering Darkness and Dark Lord of the Sith." ―Star Wars: The Old Republic

This is the largest collection of Tulak Hord feats and accolades. Respect the Lord of Hate.

NOTE: For optimal experience, view this respect thread in its blog format. Additionally, please do not view this thread on a mobile or tablet device - use a laptop or personal computer. May the Force be with you.

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Force Accolades:

"Centuries ago, Khem Val was the proud servant of Tulak Hord, one of the greatest Dark Lords of the Sith to ever live."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Official Website

"In his time as Dark Lord of the Sith, Tulak Hord was known as a master of the mystical dark arts of the Force, using his powers to plumb the depths of life and death."

―The Ritual of Tulak Hord Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Sith acolytes spill blood and prove their strength in the mausoleums of history's most powerful and legendary Sith Lords."

―Star Wars The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"The Valley of the Dark Lords is a long, winding canyon where the most powerful of Sith kings are entombed, allegedly dating back to King Adas, an ancient Sith ruler who helped his people colonize Sith Space. Each king and Dark Lord of the Sith created a vast crypt, following a Sith belief in a Force-powered immortal afterlife."

―Star Wars: Force and Destiny Core Rulebook

"His command of the dark side and mastery of lightsaber techniques won Hord many battles, and each victory earned him enemies abroad and within the Sith ranks."

―Tomb of Tulak Hord Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"The secrets behind Tulak Hord’s great power were many, and they all but vanished from the galaxy with the Dark Lord’s death. Generations of Sith have obsessed over unearthing his ancient teachings and artifacts, but Tulak Hord hid them well."

―Legacy of Tulak Hord Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Combat Abilities:

Tulak Hord was the greatest lightsaber duelist of all the ancient Sith Lords - even greater than the likes of Marka Ragnos, Freedon Nadd, and Naga Sadow. It was said that many of these Sith were exceptional masters in comba, and that for a Jedi during the "prime of the Jedi" to fight one in combat would be an hilariously humiliating experience for them. Chris Avellone confirmed the validity of these statements.

"This was the tomb of Tulak Hord, known as the greatest lightsaber duelist of the Sith Lords. His skill was considered remarkable even in his time, when many true lightsaber masters lived. If you were to face an ancient Sith Lord in combat, you would learn that we are as children playing with toys compared to the prowess of the old Masters."

―Kreia (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords)

"Kreia is setting the stage for what we imagined KOTOR3 to be, and as we had a sense for the power that we wanted those Sith Lords to reveal, her predictions are accurate. And yes, she had a number of Sith holocrons that she had read (the ones on Telos)."

―Chris Avellone (Knights of the Old Republic 2 Head Writer)

Tulak Hord single-handely broke the siege of Yn which consisted of armies of Jedi, then went on to conqueror an army of Jedi a thousand strong with the aid of his forces and Khem Val.

"On Yn, the Jedi had laid siege to an Imperial stronghold. Tulak Hord broke the siege single-handely! And then he pressed forward to Jedi-held Chabosh, leaving nothing but Jedi blood in his wake. I never lacked Force to feed on in those days."

―Khem Val (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"One of Khem Val's proudest victories came during the Battle of Chabosh, where he fought by Tulak Hord's side to conqueror an army of Jedi 1,000 strong."

―Star Wars The Old Republic Encyclopedia

Tulak Hord defeated the immensely powerful Khem Val, the finest Dashade who was later capable of consuming the life-force of thousands of Jedi in combat and killing some of the strongest Force users.

"Khem Val loyally served the Sith Lord Tulak Hord after the powerful Sith proved his superiority over Khem by defeating him in battle. This was the first time any Force user had bested Khem Val."

―Star Wars The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"You are still nothing to Tulak Hord. I was the greatest shadow assassin on Urkupp when Tulak Hord challenged me to honorable combat and claimed his victory."

―Khem Val (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Powerful, cunning and ruthless enough to slay even the strongest Force users, Khem Val was trained as an elite assassin. After emerging from his long slumber, the Dashade is the very embodiment of death and destruction; a reminder that there are things even Sith and Jedi must fear."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Official Website

Tulak Hord waged an infamous Kaggath against another Sith Lord where he not only bested his opponent in single-combat, but went as far as eliminating his opponents entire legacy from the face of history. It was later revealed that the Sith Lord's name was Aloysius Kallig, the second greatest Sith Lord of his age with immense telekinetic powers. Centuries later, his heir would become the supremely powerful Darth Nox.

"A typical Kaggath is fought upon a single world, but some of the most historic clashes have encompassed several star systems. Sith Lord Tulak Hord's infamous crusade was fought beyond the furthest edge of the galaxy, where there are no stars or light."

―Star Wars The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"When the Dark Lord of the Sith Tulak Hord fought and won his one and only Kaggath, he declared that the name of his opponent would be stricken from history – and his command was fulfilled. The Kaggath has the power not only to destroy an individual Sith, but to obliterate his entire legacy."

―The Kaggath Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Tulak Hord was an ultimate master of lightsaber combat, killing any enemy who dared challenge him.

"His command of the dark side and mastery of lightsaber techniques won Hord many battles, and each victory earned him enemies abroad and within the Sith ranks. Of the many who challenged his might, none were successful."

―Tomb of Tulak Hord Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Tulak Hord - a mighty Sith Lord with legendary lightsaber skills..."

―Star Wars The Old Republic Encyclopedia

Tulak Hord conquered hundreds of worlds during his conquest - including Dromaund Kaas.

"[Tulak Hord] went on to conquer the Dromund system–setting the stage for Dromund Kaas to eventually become capital of the Empire. Imperial historians believe the worlds conquered by Hord number in the hundreds, but any records from his bygone era were lost in the Great Hyperspace War."

―Tomb of Tulak Hord Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Telekinesis (Alter):

Tulak Hord telekinetically pulled a massive ship the size of an Hammerhead-class cruise from the sky. Those caliber ships weighed and supported thousands of ton and are over three-hundred meters in length.

"The great Tulak Hord once pulled a ship this size from the sky."

―Khem Val (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

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Tulak Hord's spirit telekinetically hurls back the likes of Darth Nox or the Hero of Tython.

"You have been touched by the Force and an echo of that power remains within you."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

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Sith Sorcery (Alter):

The content in the next section reflects the power(s) of Sith Sorcery, also known as Sith Magic or Rituals.

Tulak Hord was a master at Sith Sorcery to such degrees it that was said he discovered the secret of Immortality. Using the Force, he could devour the spirits of his enemies, allowing him to grow in power and vitality. He did this to dozens to thousands of Jedi. This power can possibly be described as a variation of Force Drain, Transfer Essence, Consume Essence, or a completely different power entirely.

"In his time as Dark Lord of the Sith, Tulak Hord was known as a master of the mystical dark arts of the Force, using his powers to plumb the depths of life and death. In the battles of Yn and Chabosh, Tulak Hord is believed to have used a ritual to draw the strength of his enemies to himself, growing his power and vitality. One ritual of Tulak Hord’s gets only a scant mention in the histories, but is the subject of myth and legend–a ritual rumored to grant eternal life. No one has ever managed to uncover this mythical ritual, let alone perform it."

―The Ritual of Tulak Hord Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Three hundred years after Tulak Hord, the Sith Ergast tried to recreate the ritual the Dark Lord used to devour the spirits of his enemies at Yn and Chabosh. In its place, he discovered what he called the ritual of Force-walking. Requiring a Sith of great strength of will, the ritual of Force-walking allows the user to bind the restless ghosts of dead Sith to himself. Once the ghosts are bound, the ritualist may draw from their power, channeling it into a powerful exertion of Force energy against his enemies."

―Force-Walking Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Tulak Hord's artifact described a ritual was said to grant Darth Nox and Darth Zash untold power. It was later revealed the ritual was an early method of Essence Transfer, where Darth Zash would have moved her spirit into that of Darth Nox's if not for the intervention of Khem Val. Instead, Darth Zash's spirit became trapped inside of the Dashade's body until a Rakata device freed him later.

"At last you have gathered the fragments of Tulak Hord’s artifact and are ready to undergo the ritual. Darth Zash has promised that this ritual will give you great power, and that soon, the galaxy will kneel before you. "

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

"These artifacts will change everything, apprentice--you, especially. They will make you more powerful than you could imagine. I have foreseen it."

―Darth Zash (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"This artifact is one of five that together describe a peculiar ritual used by the great Tulak Hord when he conquered the Dromund system."

―Darth Zash (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Tulak Hord created an ancient machine called the Red Engine, which possessed his ancient teachings and was powered by the hate and blood of the dark side. Even many of the most powerful of Sith failed to break its lock until the man who would become Darth Nox came and used powerful Force Lightning on it.

"Created by the ancient Sith Lord Tulak Hord, the Red Engine was an infernal machine powered by hate and blood. Located deep in its creator’s tomb, legend holds that those who unlock the secrets of the terrible device will gain access to the hidden teachings of Tulak Hord himself. Despite this potential prize, most scholars who have studied the Red Machine Engine have eventually given up in frustration, thwarted by the complexities of the sinister invention."

―The Red Engine Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Sith Lords such as Tulak Hord and Marka Ragnos were entombed within, along with their powerful dark artifacts - protected by vicious traps and deadly guardians."

―Star Wars The Old Republic Encyclopedia

Tulak Hord was believed to know of many great rituals that Emperor Vitiate knew - such as consuming the life energy of entire planets, as well as being able to use Force Drain and Force Lightning.

"Through their focus on these elements of the Force, the Sith have developed terrifying powers, such as the ability to drain a being of its life force, or unleash their hatred as crackling bolts of energy. The Sith Emperor, history's most powerful dark side master, performed a ritual of incredible scope to consume the life energy of every being on his homeworld. Ancient Sith were also masters of these arts."

―Star Wars The Old Republic Encyclopedia

Telepathy (Alter):

The content in the next section reflects the umbrella title of Telepathy, also known as Force Fear, Mind Trick, Mind Control, Dominate Mind, Force Illusions, Force Persuasion, Affect Mind, and Alter Mind.

Tulak Hord's talisman was powerful enough that it nearly mentally dominates the likes of Darth Nox or the Hero of Tython. The talisman then releases a pulse of energy that slams the powerful champion far back.

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Tulak Hord was a master at the art of Force Corruption, imbuing his power into Sith artifacts through Sith Alchemy. He took this power to heights where those who encountered his relics went insane.

"Incidents of Sith Lords imbuing their most precious possessions with some fragment of their dark power appear throughout Sith history. Such ritual imbuement can be used to inflict all manner of trouble on those who would steal these terrible treasures. The Dark Lord of the Sith Tulak Hord was especially known for this practice, and many possessions of Tulak Hord’s have driven their discoverers to madness throughout the years. Tulak’s madness is unique in who it affects, however; ignoring whether a person’s spirit is dark or light, it afflicts only the weak-willed, driving them to delusions of grandeur and eventual self-destruction."

―Tulak Hord's Madness Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Now Sith, your artifact. I don't have it, and I'm glad. Thing drew my crew insane; they mutinied."

―Andronikos Revel (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"I sent a cruiser to recover the artifact, but all they found was Andronikos in an escape pod, half-mad."

―Darth Zash (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Tulak Hord modified his ancient Sith mask, allowing it to be used as a form of Force Concealment.

"This ancient mask, blackened with age, has an eerie glow and seems uncomfortably claustrophobic."

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Force Stasis (Alter):

The content in the next section reflects the power(s) of Stasis Field also known as Force Stun.

Tulak Hord used the Force to put the highly Force-resistant Dashade Khem Val to sleep, then put him in stasis for thousands of years with the aid of technological equipment until the arrival of Darth Nox.

"The sarcophagus that holds Tulak Hord's bones is trapped with the same dark energies that bound me in Naga Sadow's tomb. I feel them."

―Khem Val (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"I was only with him a very short time before he put me to sleep."

―Khem Val (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"The Dashade have all but disappeared from the galaxy, and the details of Khem Val’s legend have faded to formless, creeping fear. Deep in the tomb of Naga Sadow on Korriban, Khem Val sleeps, suspended in a stasis field guarded by crackling electric energy. No one knows how he got there, or how to wake him. Even the greatest Sith Lords do not dare try. For when he wakes, he is sure to be hungry…."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Official Website

Force Ghost (Control):

Tulak Hord has mastered the Force to where he has become a very powerful Force Spirit.

"The Emperor knew the spirits of the ancient Sith Lords could be a threat to his power when he returned to the known galaxy a century later."

―Gnost-Dural (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Timeline 7: Peace for the Republic)

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Force Sight (Sense):

Tulak Hord fought his entire Kaggath against Aloysius Kallig where there were no light or stars.

"A typical Kaggath is fought upon a single world, but some of the most historic clashes have encompassed several star systems. Sith Lord Tulak Hord's infamous crusade was fought beyond the furthest edge of the galaxy, where there are no stars or light."

―Star Wars The Old Republic Encyclopedia

Precognition (Sense):

Tulak Hord exploits of power of Farseeing and Force Sense to discover the treachery of his enemies.

"As Tulak Hord's enemies plotted his downfall, he sensed their treachery and took measures to guard against them."

―Star Wars The Old Republic Encyclopedia

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"The difference between a fall and a sacrifice is sometimes difficult, but I feel that Revan understood that difference, more than anyone knew. The galaxy would have fallen if Revan had not gone to war. Perhaps he became the Dark Lord out of necessity, to prevent a greater evil." Darth Traya

This thread is the largest summary of the power and influence of Darth Revan, and a companion to my Revan Respect Thread. "Twice he has come to our world. One day he will return again."

NOTE: For optimal experience, view this respect thread in its blog format. Additionally, please do not view this thread on a mobile or tablet device - use a laptop or personal computer. May the Force be with you.

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Section I: Introduction

Oh look, that @DarthAnt66 guy is making another Revan thr-

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Shut up Meg. If you haven't yet, you should checkout my Revan Respect Thread!

It has come to my attention that the general Star Wars debating community lacks knowledge on Darth Revan, one of the most influential and powerful Sith Lords in galactic history. Please take note that when I say "Darth Revan", I am referring to the times from his approximate birth in 3994 BBY to his betrayal at the hands of Darth Malak in 3957 BBY. All content in this thread will reflect from that thirty-seven year span unless specified otherwise. After several suggestions and encouragements from numerous friends of mine, I have decided to spend some time out of my "incredibly busy" schedule to educate you fellow readers on him. I hope you enjoy the thread and learn something new about Revan. Thank you for reading!

Section II: A Necessary Fall

You may find the way this blog is structured as quite peculiar, but it is intentional. It is written recounting the story of Darth Revan in a way geared heavily towards his philosophy, intentions, and underlying passions. Why did Revan go to war? Why did Revan fall? These questions will be answered. Frequent mentions and education on Revan's power and abilities will also be within these sentences, forcing you to actually read the entire thing (sorry Sasukedc). Nevertheless, Revan's mastery over the Force will be re-summarized in "Section IV". Please keep this in mind and have an open opinion while reading everything. Thanks!

"Revan was power. It was like staring into the heart of the Force. Even then, you could see the Jedi he would slay etched on his soul."

―Kreia (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords)

Born in the Outer Rims in 3994 BBY, Revan was taken into the Jedi Order at an early age. In early concept for Revan's backstory, some claim that the makers originally planned for Revan to have killed his parents because they tried to keep him out of the Jedi Order, and thus stopping his growth as a Force user. The Jedi then assumed he was simply a boy who had lost his parents and took him in. While not official or canonical, and may quite frankly be simply fabricated, it's an interesting thing to note. For the sake of the rest of the thread, however, we will assume this is non-canon.

Once a member of the Order, he quickly rose to prominence as the most promising Jedi alongside fellow Jedi Malak. They trained on both Dantooine's Jedi Enclave and Coruscant's Jedi Temple under many Masters. I will highlight what Revan would have learned from his three most prominent masters below.

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Kreia: This cryptic yet immensely powerful Force-user was Revan's first Jedi Master. Kreia has extensive knowledge on all forms of lightsaber combat, and likewise demonstrably taught Meetra Surik the advanced fundamentals of each form. She also had great knowledge in Beast Control, Breath Control, and the Force Forms. She explains to Meetra Surik that Revan learned everything he could from her, which would logically include all the content listed above. Any argument saying Kreia's knowledge on these powers were discovered on Malachor V is a fallacious argument since she merely studied the remains of what Revan already mastered.

"He came to me, yes. Both before and after, before Revan knew herself. And after, in the times when Revan was coming into his own and learning he was more than he had been told. At one time, Revan was my Padawan. In times past, long ago. But Revan, when he had learned all he could, had other masters."

―Kreia (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords)

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Master Dorak and Zhar Lestin: Regarded by Bastila Shan and The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia as two of "the most powerful Jedi" in the entire galaxy, these two Jedi were also among the most respected on the Jedi Council. Master Dorak served as the head Jedi Historian, having total authority and knowledge of the ancient Jedi's secrets and lore. While on Coruscant, Revan and Malak also studied extensively under Zhar Lestin "for additional [combat] training." Revan's "hunger to learn seemed insatiable," and he learned all he could from them. Eventually "there was nothing more to be learned from the Jedi," and he returned back to his first master. Kreia, to see how to best leave the Order.

Revan's knowledge was not limited to the three masters above, however. The complete list of Jedi who took Revan under their guidance is unknown, though it is known to be more than what is listed above. Like he did with the other masters, he learned everything he could from them as well. One concept Revan took particular interest in was Force Bonds. Zez-Kai Ell, a master on understanding the concept, praised Revan's extensive knowledge on it. Little did he know Revan would later use this knowledge for unthinkable acts of corruption. This is a central theme of the blog and will be thoroughly examined later on. Merely make a mental note of this fact now. Hopefully I have you intrigued, let's continue.

"She is strong in the Force, but she is also impulsive, willful and proud - as you once were, Revan."

―Jolee Bindo (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

One can argue Revan's fall to the dark side is partially to blame at the Jedi Council themselves. Their failure to take notice of Revan's behaviors as a Jedi Padawan and a young Jedi Knight cost them their lives. This pre-Mandalorian Wars incarnation of Revan has had many adjectives attributed to his name, but some contradict one another if you don't fully grasp what was happening. It is only logical that a star pupil and the champion of the Jedi Order would hold a great arrogance to the Jedi Council, much like Bastila Shan or Anakin Skywalker. This arrogance was a key factor in Revan going into the Mandalorian Wars. He learned all he could from the greatest Jedi of the era, so why would they deny him from the ancient secrets of Sith magic that he thirsted for? Despite the tension between Revan and the Jedi Council, his power and charisma was renowned throughout the younger generations of the Order. The first known recorded piece of Revan's fall was by Zez-Kai Ell. He explained that Revan intentionally targeted the passions, not the senses, of the young Jedi in the Order to help rally them to his Jedi Crusader cause. Revan exploiting and twisting the emotions of these Jedi away from their Jedi values was the start of Revan's infamous psychological campaign toward the later years of the war and beyond.

"We started by conquering worlds just outside the Republic. We did it quietly so the Republic wouldn't really know what was going on until too late. When we finally did hit the Republic worlds, they had no idea we were coming."

―Canderous Ordo (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

The Mandalorian Wars was a galactic conflict spanning from 3976 BBY to 3960 BBY. For twelve years the Mandalorian fleet tested the Republic's defenses decades after the Great Sith Wars, fighting in small skirmishes along the Outer Rim. Eventually the Mandalorians amassed large enough resources and numbers from their conquered lands and launched an all-out invasion on Republic worlds. Under the direction of Mandalore the Ultimate, with the aid of Cassus Fett, the Mandalorians proved to be successful in seizing countless worlds before any real defense could begin to form.

As I described above, Revan assembled a large collection of young Jedi Knights under the banner of the Jedi Crusaders. They advocated revanchism, or the retaking of territories lost to the Mandalorian, and defied the Jedi Council's wishes when they began scouting missions to the battlefront in hopes of understanding more about their enemy. They stopped on Taris in hopes of recruiting some of the Jedi who were stationed there, but later departed for the planet Suurja. However, Revan left his followers on Suurja shortly afterward to investigate Mandalorian activity on Onderon and Dxun, and the Revanchists were unprepared for an ambush by Mandalorians led by Rohlan Dyre. Malak and the other Revanchists were taken to Flashpoint, where Demagol tortured and experimented on them in hopes of determining the source of their powers. Not long afterward, Revan reunited with his followers and continued his campaign for Jedi intervention but soon found himself to be a celebrity in the eyes of the Republic. Revan continued to travel the galaxy and bring his message to all who would listen. I like to picture it sort of like the Star Wars version of what Jesus Christ did, or maybe that's just me. Probably not though.

"...you must realize that Revan was as great as a Jedi could be."

―Juhani (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

Everything changed for the Jedi Crusaders upon investigating the planet of Cathar in hopes of understanding how the species had vanished. The Jedi Council soon came to Cathar to confront Revan and his followers proclaiming there was nothing special about the Mandalorians. They decreed they must abandon their efforts and disperse - forever. As all seemed lost, Revan noticed something underfoot - a Mandalorian mask. As he picked it up, all of the Jedi present were suddenly enveloped in a shared Force vision of the past: They witnessed Cassus Fett herd the defenseless Cathar into the ocean and massacre them, despite the protests of the woman who originally donned the infamous mask of Revan. Disgusted by the genocide, Revan put on the mask and vowed to wear it until all of the Mandalorians were brought to justice. This was the beginning of the end for everyone.

Soon after, Revan and Malak helped prevent the Battle of Duro from becoming an even larger disaster, arriving with a fleet of warships to prevent the Mandalorians from escaping with massive stocks of material from Duro's orbital shipyards. Bowing to the feelings of Republic citizens and eager to register his displeasure with the Jedi Council, the Supreme Chancellor named Revan the Supreme Commander of the Republic's military forces following the battle.

"There is a place in the galaxy where the dark side of the Force runs strong. It is something of the Sith, but it was fueled by war. It corrupts all that walks on its surface, drowns them in the power of the dark side - it corrupts all life. And it feeds on death. Revan knew the power of such places, and the power in making them."

―Kreia (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords)

During the war, Revan and his Jedi Crusaders continued to fall down the dark path as they sacrificed their morals for victory. Eventually, Revan and Malak discovered an ancient ruin of the Rakata species on Dantooine, where they found a Star Map - a relic of the Rakata that showed part of the location of the Rakatan space station known as the Star Forge. After much consideration, Revan consciously opened the door to the map in pursuit of the immense dark power it was radiating, despite knowing the consequence that the Jedi Order would surely banish them if they knew the truth. This was Revan's first major leap to become a full-fledged dark-sider. The map directed them to Tatooine, Manaan, and Korriban in order to find their ultimate prize - the mythical Star Forge.

During this time, Revan stumbled across Malachor V while searching for potential strongholds to withstand the Mandalorian attacks. Malachor V was a place of cultural taboo for the Mandalorians, and it was forbidden to any to step foot on it. The reason became clear when the immensely powerful dark side energies of the planet went to corrupt Revan. While the planet would later take even the likes of Darth Traya and thousands of Jedi as its own, Revan's Force and telepathic resistance were impenetrable. He allowed himself to feed on, but not be consumed by, the power of the dark side. Experiencing the true power of the planet for himself, he searched the surface for more treasure.

He found the Trayus Academy and discovered numerous Sith artifacts and holocrons, all stored in great tomb-like cities buried beneath Malachor V's surface. As Revan plundered these tombs and relics, he fell deeper into the dark side. He learned of the true nature of Korriban, he learned of the location of other Sith artifacts, and he learned how those strong in the light side of the Force could be seduced and made to see the strength inherent in the Sith teachings. Using his newfound knowledge, Revan developed a brilliant, yet evil, plan: he will push back the Mandalorian fleet to Malachor V alongside his Jedi Crusaders so he can simultaneously turn the planet's power against the Mandalorian army in battle and seduce his army of Jed to be completely loyal to him alone. Even as the Republic hailed him as a hero, every action he took during the war was to make this plan a reality. The corruption of Revan was complete.

"It was not your ships or your men or your vaunted 'fight for freedom' that won this, the final battle of the war. It was by the actions of one person–the Jedi Revan–that you prevailed. Revan's strategies and tactics defeated the best of us. Even Mandalore himself was taken aback by the ferocity, the tenacity, and the subtlety of Revan's plans."

―Canderous Ordo (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

Revan lead the charge against the Mandalorians, pushing them back and reclaiming countless worlds in the battles of the Vorzyd, Stenos, Elom, Taris, and Lianna sectors. He did more than simply bully the Mandalorian fleet into submission with raw firepower however. Canderous Ordo accounts Revan's mastery at feints, counterattacks, and mass deceptions. It is said only Revan could have done what he did, and if he hadn't intervened the galaxy would have fell to Mandalore. The actions in those battles have been long lost from the pages of history. Their only relevance for most is that it demonstrates Revan's peerless tactical prowess. It was more than that though... far more. Revan used these battles to slowly break his own forces. He didn't break them physically however, but mentally. By the time of the heart of the Mandalorian crusade that was the Battle of Dxun, Revan's forces had a deep, intense devotion and commitment to his cause. This was the plan of course - they were all unknowing pawns. Dxun served as the pinnacle of Revan's ingenious plan, and set the scene for the massacre of Malachor V.

The Battle of Dxun was arguably the bloodiest battle of the Mandalorian Wars. It was said that for every Mandalorian who died, ten Republic soldiers shared the same fate. Little does history, or the fan-base, know that this was indeed intentional. HK-47 and Meetra Surik note that the battle could have easily been won without the amount of casualties they suffered. Under the command of Meetra Surik, Revan forced her forces through "a hundred feints" during the battle, dwindling her numbers down to a quarter of their full strength. The majority of her remaining soldiers were lost during a desperate charge across a minefield as they attempted to strike at the Mandalorian emplacements, as Revan ordered. This entire charge however was completely unnecessary for victory, and there were far easier choices for a more decisive victory.

"When faced with a continuous series of hard-fought battles, I detected a significant statistical increase in Jedi following Revan over the Jedi Code - a compromise in principles brought about by battlefield conditions.The emotional weight of war changed Jedi morale, power, and eventually, their allegiance. I believe the Mandalorian Wars were to beat the Mandalorians and also to allow Revan to build the foundation of his army. But I am surprised you have not already arrived at this conclusion. Surely the loss of your troops and the Jedi who served under you at Malachor V, had a detrimental effect upon you and your ties to the Force - and I suspect, your desire to be around others ever again."

―HK-47 (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords)

HK-47 accounts that Revan saw Dxun as a way to break Jedi psychologically in the heat of conflict. Like I mentioned a while back, Revan will use this tactic many times. Take note that the forces of Dxun were under Meetra Surik's command. Revan eliminated a large bulk of her forces and defeated the Mandalorians together in a glorious victory for himself. It is no coincidence that after this battle, the remnants of Meetra Surik's forces saw Revan single-handily annihilate a huge number of Mandalorian ground forces on Althir with casual ease. And it makes perfect sense too: Revan wanted the soldiers not loyal to the Republic or to the Jedi Exile, but rather to him. He secretly orchestrated the entire battle in order to gain the loyalty of Surik's forces. Who would they be more loyal to: the general who, in their mind, lead thousands of them to their death in an unavailingly futile ground incursion on Dxun, or the one who expeditiously obliterated Mandalorian forces on Althir and showed superior leadership abilities? The answer is obvious.

"The Mandalorian Wars were a series of massacres that masked another war, a war of conversion. Culminating in a final atrocity that no Jedi could walk away from..."

―Kreia (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords)

The Battle of Malachor V was one of the deadliest and influential battles in galactic history. It marked the end of the Mandalorians as a galactic threat for the rest of time, and set the scene for the Jedi Civil Wars and First Jedi Purge. The entire battle was manipulated by Revan alone to...

  1. Eradicate the Mandalorian armada from the face of the galaxy for history.
  2. Gain an army of Jedi and Republic followers with unyielding loyalty to him.

The plan itself was highly complex and was planned by Revan since his first encounter with Malachor V.

"Master, I do not believe that the Mandalorians were the true target at Malachor. I believe that the intention was to destroy the Jedi, break their will, and make them loyal to Revan. I do not know if you examined the records of the deaths on Malachor, but you cannot escape that many of the Jedi and Republic soldiers who died were not Revan's strongest supporters. I believe that Revan was "cleaning house" at Malachor V. What ones did not die became Revan's allies against the Republic."

―HK-47 (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords)

As the game canonically says, "It is no coincidence that the Republic fleet at Malachor was composed of soldiers and Jedi whose loyalties to Revan were in doubt." Before the Battle of Malachor V, Revan split his fleet in two. He gave Meetra Surik the "tattered remains" of a portion of his armada, whose soldiers' loyalties were in doubt through the horrors of war and loss. The soldiers that remained with him were the ones he had molded into unwavering loyalty. Upon seeing the "damaged, weakened and vulnerable" armada led by Meetra Surik, the Mandalorians quickly followed them. As Revan planned, she lured them to Malachor V. Malachor V was a forbidden world to the Mandalorians - a cultural taboo that Revan used against them. If you recall, Malachor V was also a planet that contained immense dark side energies Revan planned to use against both fleets.

The battle began with Revan's fleet conveniently delayed by a mere Mandalorian scouting party. This setback was however Revan's intentions. He needed to join the battle with the Republic on the losing end of the spectrum for the next phase of the plan to effectively work. Bao-Dur, the creator of the Mass Shadow Generator, describes that, before Revan arrived, the Mandalorian forces "tore into us like beasts, shredding our ships to scrap as we fought back."

"Revan used the Trayus Academy to influence the battle above Malachor V, using its power to affect the tide of battle and corrupt others to the Sith. "

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

When Revan arrived with the bulk of the Republic fleet at his back, the Mandalorians realized they have been tricked. Revan used the Force to call upon the dark side energies of Malachor V and the Trayus Academy, and then released the energies against both fleets. The dark side power turned the side of the conflict while also corrupting hundreds of Jedi into his Sith minions. I will highlight the full scale of this feat later on, but please take note of its badassery. While doing this, Revan single-handily challenged Mandalore the Ultimate to a duel in single-combat. Mandalore was the greatest and deadliest Mandalorian of his time. His greatest combat feat was perhaps on the Arkanian Legacy where he defeated Malak in a single-stroke with his "infused cortosis" battle-axe, which had an installed energy cell that enabled the axe to deliver a strong electric charge "to achieve double the damage." He was ultimately insignificant to Revan's power, being deemed as "no match."

What Revan did next though was the biggest insult ever directed at the Mandalorians. Denying Mandalore his honor, he stripped him of his mask. In Mandalorian tradition, the wearer of Mandalore's mask was therefore the Mandalore. Revan however, denied them of the mask and took it with him when he left. He went and hid the mask in an isolated, long-forgotten planet in the Outer Rim (as you will later learn). This gross humiliation of their most sacred possession spoke volumes of Revan's disgust for them. As he would later say, "Honor is a fool's prize. Glory is of no use to the dead."

As the tide of the battle turned, Revan positioned his fleet outside the range of the Mass Shadow Generator, and then ordered Meetra Surik to activate the secret weapon. Moments later, a significant portion of both fleets were suddenly drawn from orbit into a vast gravity vortex that was powerful enough to crush the countless ships into the planet's crust and fracture Malachor V to its very core. During the event, Malachor V was turned into a broken cluster of planetoids that were only tenuously fused together by the gravitational anomalies present in the system. Orbiting the broken remains of the planet was the wreckage of countless Mandalorian and Republic warships. All that remained on the surface of the planet was a desolate graveyard echoing with the deaths of thousands of Jedi, Republic soldiers, and Mandalorians.

Section III: The Psychological War

"I think Revan pitied you, master. It was very insulting, if I may say so."

―HK-47 (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords)

Directly following the destruction of Malachor V, Malak felt the wound of the Force that surrounded Meetra Surik and wanted Revan to use his assassin droid HK-47 to eliminate Surik, but Revan, who referred to her as a Jedi "who was already dead," wanted her to face the Council and show them the hypocrisy of their teachings, and so he let her leave. This was a very tactical move by Revan, for showing the Jedi Council how far a Jedi could fall under him echoed a message far greater than any word could.

"They tricked me. We were never meant to win this war. They used me and my people to test the Republic's strength."

―Mandalore the Ultimate (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

In the aftermath of his duel with Mandalore, the Ultimate spoke that he was manipulated by the ancient Sith to go into war with the Republic. Revan and Malak went to Rekkiad following the battle, where they followed Mandalore's directions to discover the truth behind his tragic tale. There, they discovered the tomb of an ancient Sith Lord and a datacron within his sarcophagus that confirmed Mandalore's account of manipulation. The datacron spoke of a planet named Nathema, and the two Jedi decided to travel there in order to seek out the Sith who had manipulated Mandalore. Before departing, Revan left Mandalore's Mask in Dramath's sarcophagus to ensure that the Mandalorians did not rediscover it. Revan and Malak traveled to Nathema and were astonished to discover that the planet was completely barren of the Force. However, Revan and Malak resisted the sensation that they were splitting into trillions of subatomic particles that would scatter across the entire surface of Nathema. Overcoming the feeling of the void, the two learned the story of the Sith Lord Vitiate, who had lived around the time of the Great Hyperspace War between the Republic and the Sith Empire a thousand years earlier. They found out Vitiate had convinced many of the remaining Sith to join him in a ritual of Sith magic, but the Ritual of Nathema had resulted in the extinction of all life on the surface of Nathema and the immortality of Vitiate, who took on the name of Sith Emperor and gathered the younger generations of Sith before departing the remains of the shattered Sith Empire.

Determined to locate the Sith threat, Revan and Malak followed the Sith survivors' trail to the dark side world of Dromund Kaas, which they discovered to be the capital of an ancient Sith Empire. Posing as mercenaries, the pair spent months learning everything they could about the Empire and its ruler, and they soon uncovered the Emperor's plans for an invasion of the Republic. But instead of warning the known Jedi, the two fallen Jedi—proud and overconfident—believed that they could defeat the Emperor alone, and they looked for a way to infiltrate the Imperial Citadel so that they could confront the Sith ruler. The pair received aid from Yarri, a member of the Imperial Guard who protected the Emperor, but the Jedi were unaware that all Guardsmen were bound to the Emperor's will and that she was leading them into a trap. They went and confronted the Emperor, but he was waiting for them. Instead of fighting them, he overpowered their wills and corrupted them to the dark side, proclaiming them Darth Revan and Darth Malak. Jedi scholars attribute their fall to the dark side at the hands of the Emperor, but this is far from the truth. As you read in "Section II", Revan was already deeply immersed in the dark side.

"But this young one, like the other Jedi brethren, is unaware of the tremendous dark side power wielded by Revan..."

―Star Wars: Chronicles of the Old Republic

Revan was described as being a master of the dark side of the Force as far back as the Mandalorian Wars, as evidenced by his corruption of his Republic fleet on Malachor V. Revan had already deeply embraced the dark side by this point, so attributing his fall to the Emperor is laughable. Instead, all the Emperor merely did was proclaim them Sith Lords and Darths, which makes sense: Revan was merely an immensely corrupted fallen Jedi - not a Sith. It also makes logical sense that the Emperor would be able to corrupt them to his personal servants since they were already carrying a tremendous dark side taint, as Bastila Shan explains in Knights of the Old Republic. I would also like to point out that Vitiate proclaimed Revan and Malak as Darths immediately following their encounter. This has never been done in the history of Vitiate's empire, even to the likes of Darth Malgus, Darth Nox, or Darth Thanaton. It was unheard of that the Emperor would appoint two mere people that don't even have ranks within the Sith Empire to one of the highest positions possible. Not only this, but the Emperor proclaimed Revan and Malak as the "vanguard" of the entire Sith Order! This is a testament to the great dark side power the two wielded. The Emperor overestimated the willpower of Darth Revan and Darth Malak however, and they shortly broke free of his mental domination following the encounter. The Emperor, knowing that the pair already had knowledge on the Star Forge, sent them out to retrieve the device for his Sith Empire.

Revan himself has a different version saying, "Our minds twisted and perverted his instructions until we thought we were acting of our own accord... partially freeing us from his control.” This however, is far from the truth. Not only did Revan and Malak fully break themselves from his control, but they triggered the Jedi Civil War in hopes to stopping the Emperor. But, who cares what I think? I concede that my personal opinion on what happened is meaningless if Revan said otherwise, but I am supported by something far greater than mere words - actions. Virtually every source in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords, from in-universe characters to the game creators themselves, confirm Revan's actions in the Jedi Civil War was to "unify the galaxy against" a threat in the Unknown Regions - the true Sith Empire. The game describes it better than I can with the quote, "There was a pattern to Revan's attacks during the Jedi Civil War. He sought to convert Jedi, not kill them. But that is not all. In fact, he fought to keep the infrastructure intact, killed certain political leaders that would lead to destabilization - first patriarch Lelin-Dor of Serroco, the Corellian diplomat Mimas Yoon, and Yusanis of Echani." In fact, the game notes that Revan intentionally left worlds like Onderon unaffected by the Jedi Civil War. Why? "Its resources and position on the Rim make it a vital supply line and a guard post against Outer Rim attacks."

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"The sect of assassins that chase you feed on the Force... Those Sith assassins can sense their prey through the Force—it is like a hunger. They feed, and grow stronger, when they are near Force Sensitives. The stronger their prey is in the Force, the deadlier they become."

―Kreia (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords

While Revan was in the Unknown Regions building his fleet, he established a Sith Academy on the long lost world of Korriban. The bulk of his corrupted Jedi followers became Dark Jedi - the dark side equivalent to Jedi Knights. He established another sect however, the elite Sith Assassins. However, Instead of bringing them to Korriban, he brought them to Malachor V. There he used the power of Malachor V to break those Jedi, turning them into mindless followers with the sole purpose to hunt down and covert Jedi to join their cause. Experiencing the wound of Malachor V, they too became a wound, forever feeding on other Force-sensitives to try to sustain their forever growing appetite.For a comparison, they were basically miniature versions of Darth Nihilus, but extremely deadly nevertheless. Unlike the Lord of Hunger however, the closer they are to powerful Jedi, the more powerful they became. Meetra Surik shared this same trait as a wound in the Force too.

Revan taught the Sith Assassins many unorthodox techniques. One of the most notable was Force Concealment, in which he taught them how to "hide their minds" when facing Jedi in combat. "Generally, this was done by broadcasting strong emotions while thinking about something else. It was a curious technique, but it seemed to be effective in blinding Jedi. Whether guilt, lust, fear - they act as mental interference, making finding the true intentions of the broadcasting meatbag difficult." These Sith Assassins additionally used Force Concealment as they navigated throughout the galaxy in shadows, with no Jedi being able to sense their presence until it was too late. Their prowess in Force Drain also comes from Revan since he trained them personally, as I will highlight intensely in "Section IV". Their most interesting technique however was to sever a Jedi's connection to the Force through psychological manipulation. Revan, of course, was a master at this art and ensured all the Sith Assassins were trained extensively in it.

If you recall in "Section I", Revan studied the art of Force Bonds to mastery level. Now it is time for the explanation on why. "Revan said that many Jedi have the capability to form connections to life around them, although few of them realized the extent to which this is possible. He speculated that many Jedi did not fully form such connections because of their discipline, because they never opened their lives to the passions around them." This technique was confirmed in the dialogue files of the game to be identical to what Meetra Surik did to her crew. While Revan can use Force Bonds to gain power, he could also use it to take power away. As we saw all throughout the Mandalorian Wars, Revan was an utter master at psychological warfare. Through the tense conflicts on Dxun and Malachor, he discovered a unique variation of Sever Force. Revan knew much of a Jedi's power comes from their state of mind, so he targeted this. Through his skill in telepathy and foresight, Revan would make his "opponents doubt themselves, their believes, or their intentions. Such things disrupt connections to the Force - and death soon follows." While this technique was only employed by Darth Revan and his Sith Assassin followers, its effectiveness is indisputable. The random disappearance of hundreds of Jedi during the Jedi Civil War and Dark Wars is a testament to this fact. It took the Jedi Order decades to recover from the loss.

"And when my scouts told me of a great warrior from the sky slaughtering our raiding parties with mysterious powers and magics, I knew you had at last returned!"

―The One (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

Following the path the Star Maps had given them and their lust for an empire ever stronger after their encounter with the Emperor, Darth Revan and Darth Malak eventually located Rakata Prime. However, their ship crashed on the planet upon arrival due to the disruptor field. Rakata scouting parties and rancors went to salvage the wreckage, but Revan and Malak turned their power on them. Seeing the power of the two Sith Lords, they bowed before them and took them before The One - the infamous leader of the Black Rakata, which was the largest existing tribe of the Rakata species. Unable to understand the primitives' language, Revan tore the knowledge from the Rakata leader with the Force and implanted Basic into their skulls. Then, he manipulated the Black Rakata and another tribe named the Elders to open the doors to the Temple of Ancients in order to disable the disruptor field of the planet and obtain his precious Star Forge. To do this, he persuaded the Council of the Elders that he would destroy the Star Forge, for it had been responsible for destroying the infamous Rakata Empire thousands of years prior. As you already know if you played Knights of the Old Republic, this was far from his actual intentions.

Now in possession of the Star Forge, Revan used the great Rakata factory to build him an "Infinite Army" of warships to battle the Republic and Jedi with, because please remember that "in their hearts, they never forgot the Jedi. The hatred for the Jedi Order burns in their veins like fire, and echoes in their teachings. Revan tasted it, as Malak did." Revan used the Star Forge to create himself a pair of dark robes immersed in dark side energies. The garment allowed Revan to channel his dark side energies to unleash even more destructive power than ever before. The robes were so tainted with " terrible power" that the Jedi Council declared the robes to be an "abomination" and "destroyed" it upon capturing Revan years later. However, it should be noted that not anyone has the power to control the Star Forge. In the course of galactic history, even the infamous masters of the Rakata Empire failed to resist its corruption. It was said that "only one who is immensely strong in mind can harness the power of the Star Forge without suffering a similar fate."

Upon realizing the Star Forge was capable of far more than just the creation of weapons, he took fragment of the Star Forge, no bigger than a fingertip, and experimented with it and discovered that the device fed on whatever it was given - whether it be the Force or simply basic mass - and returned the basic building blocks of the universe. He left the fragment in the depths of the moon Nar Shaddaa in the care of a number of Ongree servants in a large complex. The slaves, whose descendants came to know Revan only as a godlike figure known as "The Revan", remained loyal to his instructions and cared for the "Infinite Engine." These aliens documented once that, "The Revan was here yesterday. It is a gift to be in the presence. I felt the Force - it travels below your skin, strait to the heart, lungs, the gut. A warmth and a chill."

"Revan and Malak. Once Jedi heroes, their fall to the dark side would ignite the Jedi Civil War and nearly obliterate the Republic."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

Revan kicked off the Jedi Civil War by using his knowledge of the Republic Military's inner workings and attacked the shipyards of Foerost in 3958 BBY. In the Battle of Foerost, Revan's forces seized most of the Republic warships there and destroyed the rest, delivering a crippling blow. Revan already had one-third of the Republic's armada from his time as the Supreme Commander, so adding on his Infinite Army of the Star Forge and the armada of Foerost tilted the chances in Revan's favor from the very beginning. Darth Revan went on to conqueror Randon, Telos, Axxila, Roche, Daalang, Gizer, Ithor, Fondor, Yag'Dhul, Duro, Belassa, Allanteen, and countless other worlds, winning "victory after victory." During the war, Darth Malak began to see "Lord Revan as soft, resulting in a tension that culminates in a lightsaber duel; Malak loses his lower jaw to Revan's blade, necessitating a metallic jaw guard."

With no general near his equal in tactical brilliance, Revan was canonically deemed as "one of the most ambitious Sith in history" and it was said that "he certainly would have succeeded [in defeating the Republic] were it not for the betrayal of his apprentice" (as I will now describe). In desperation, the Jedi Council sent a small fleet lead by Jedi Knight Bastila Shan to ambush the Dark Lord. Using her Battle Meditation, Bastila Shan and a group of Jedi Knights boarded Revan's ship and confronted him. It can be assumed that these Jedi's were among the finest in the Order, for the Jedi Council would obviously not send stock-and-file Jedi to battle such a threat. Unfazed, Darth Revan prepared for combat against the entire strike team. Just then however, Darth Malak capitalized on the diversion and fired upon Revan's flagship. The fire from Malak's ship killed nearly all the Jedi present and left Revan unconscious. The only survivor of the strike team, Bastilla Shan, saved Revan's life with the Force and took him to safety - forming a powerful Force bond between them in the process. She brought the comatose Sith Lord with her to Dantooine before the Jedi Council, who temporarily erased Revan's memories and turned him into an instrument of the Jedi. The Dark Lord of the Sith was no more.

Section IV: Heart of the Force

"You, Revan, are the single greatest warrior of this age, and any battle we fight will bring me honor."

―Canderous Ordo (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

I will not go in detail on Revan's lightsaber abilities since my respect thread on the character covers all those shenanigans under "Combat Abilities". However, before we delve into his Force powers, I would like to briefly summarize his skills. Revan was regarded by the Mandalorians as the greatest warrior the Republic has ever seen (which includes Exar Kun), and the greatest warrior of the age. Revan was also canonically stated by numerous sources to be the most powerful Jedi of the era. His prowess was such that he killed armies of Mandalorians during the Mandalorian Wars, even frequently combating and destroying Basilisk war droids. During the Jedi Civil War, it was said that only a few individuals were capable of facing Revan on the battlefield and even surviving the encounter. Among the greats of the era included Darth Malak ( the second most powerful Jedi of the era), Yusanis (one of the greatest Echani warriors in history), Mandalore the Ultimate (the most powerful Mandalorian during their prime). Revan beat all three of these opponents, and countless more, in single-combat. None were even a "match" to the Dark Lord's prowess.

"Yet with Revan, there was the same commitment, but it was a subtle thing, like weaving threads in a tapestry, or strokes upon a canvas. He spoke through battle and tactics in a way one could never do in words. He showed his heart at Malachor V, and finally at the end of the Jedi Civil War. I believe he was speaking to Malak in that final battle, though few knew it."

―Brianna (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: The Sith Lords)

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Telekinesis: Arguably the most famous Force power, the ability to move objects at your will is impressive indeed. While Revan's character has many extremely impressive telekinetic feats, his Darth Revan incarnation doesn't exactly hold a majority of them. We see Revan in the picture on the left telekinetically choking a Sith Officer, and we later see Darth Revan killing a Republic Solider through the force during the ambush by Bastila Shan's Jedi Strike Team. Besides this, Revan has also shown the ability to manipulate objects to a subatomic level, as demonstrated by the creation of his Sith Holocron as I elaborated on above. He is also said to be skilled in Force Whirlwind, Force Wound, and Force Scream. Additionally, as you will learn below later, Revan is "far more powerful" than a Force-user capable of telekinetically moving Star Destroyer fleets.

Force Drain*: Darth Revan was an extensive master in the art of draining the life from other beings on a massive scale. Darth Traya learned all her Sith techniques from the ancient knowledge of Malachor V - knowledge Revan already studied extensively beforehand. Because of this, it is highly likely Revan knows Force Drain on the type of scale she has displayed, if not greater, for Revan established and trained the Sith Assassins, a sect that uses the Force in the same way Darth Nihilus did, and tracked individuals by feeding on their connection to the Force (as I covered extensively in earlier Sections). It should also be noted that Revan experienced the traumas of Malachor V, and even regularly walked among the halls of the Trayus Academy on the world during the Jedi Civil War.

Additionally, upon arriving to the planet of Malachor V for the first time, "Revan's will allowed him to feed on (and not be consumed by) the power of the dark side." Darth Bane also learned of Force Drain and how to use the ability from the Holocron of Darth Revan. Darth Bane would later use this knowledge to create an immensely powerful Death Field that utterly destroyed his victims. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide credits Revan to be able to amplify his Force Drain's powers to be effective as far as a star system's distance. (For Revan's greatest Force Drain feat, please continue reading.)

"Drain Life: A delicate procedure that saps the life energy of another and funnels it directly into your own essence. It is extremely difficult to employ in combat and is derived from the teachings of Zelashiel the Blasphemer in the Holocron of Darth Revan."

―Darth Bane (Star Wars: Book of the Sith)

Force Corruption*: Revan was an expert in the practice of corrupting Jedi to the dark side of the Force. On Malachor V he learned how to corrupt even some of the strongest of Jedi to the dark side through Telepathy and Mind Control. His corruption abilities were renowned to such a degree that Darth Traya believed that Revan had the capability of creating nexus' with such powerful dark side energies that it would break the will's of Jedi. This is supported by the fact that Darth Revan left a taint of darkness everywhere he went due to the sheer power emitting from him. (For Revan's greatest Force Corruption feat, please continue reading.)

"He learned of the location and the true nature of Korriban, he learned of the location of other Sith artifacts, and he learned how those strong in the light side of the Force could be seduced and made to see the strength inherent in the Sith teachings."

―Star Wars: Chronicles of the Old Republic

"I sense that Revan once passed through here, leaving a strong impression behind in the crystals."

―Kreia (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords)

Force Concealment: Revan had great knowledge over this ability, and taught his elite Sith Assassins how to use and master it to a grand scale. "Revan had many of them trained to "hide their minds," as it were. Again, once these techniques were learned, the percentage of living Jedi began to decrease accordingly." This ability of hiding your mind is also a demonstration of Force Resistance, since they did it from other Jedi Knights. Darth Revan also taught the Sith Assassins to hide their entire presences in the Force from the Jedi Order, forever striking from the shadows without being seen. They were able to eliminate hundreds of Jedi during the Jedi Civil Wars and First Jedi Purge.

"It is a different war these Sith wage, a thing of silence and shadow. They strike from the darkness, hiding from the face of the galaxy, until all Jedi are exterminated. After all the Jedi are gone, then the galaxy is theirs, no matter whether the Sith or the Republic rules… it is the dark side that shall reign, unchecked. I believe them to be the result of special teachings. Or is it the ways of darkness and shadow you seek, the power that comes from striking unseen and sensing weaknesses in your enemy? The ways of the assassins of the Sith. Those Sith assassins can sense their prey through the Force—it is like a hunger. They feed… and grow stronger… when they are near Force Sensitives. The stronger their prey is in the Force, the deadlier they become."

―Kreia (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords)

Force Sense: Darth Revan's greatest ability is generally accepted to be his utterly peerless mastery over Battle Precognition. Battle Precognition, a variant of Precognition, allowed one to sense the flows of the Force. It allowed Revan to know where an attack is going to strike or hit him before it happened, allowing him to anticipate and strike or defend against it. Revan skill in this ability was so great he "said to be able to predict the path of wars, of battles, years in advance." The Echani credited this ability of Revan over how he was so successful in warfare, being among the greatest military leaders in galactic history and all. Kreia would later comment, "He did nothing lightly, and his plans often could not been felt for months, or even years after he did them." Additionally, he was able to expand his senses to at least a planetary scale, demonstrated when he was able to able to pinpoint the location of an ancient dark side crypt to its location, the First Spear, across all of the planet Rekkiad. Besides this, he also demonstrated advanced skill in Force Visions - being able to foresee "galaxy wide chaos and sorrow" during the Mandalorian Wars.

"It is the way of the Echani to be able to read their opponents - to know where an opponent is going to strike before it connects, anticipate it, and then strike against them. Echani battles are fought several minutes in advance - in many ways, it is much like the game of dejarik played in the core systems. The most advanced among the Echani are able to predict the course of battles by months, and the most revered are said to be able to predict the path of wars. Only Revan ever demonstrated such a skill in war. And even as he slaughtered us, the Echani still respected him."

―Brianna (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: The Sith Lords)

"The Echani rely heavily on hand-to-hand combat and personal shield technology, and they had their asses handed to them by Revan during the Jedi Civil War, because, not surprisingly, there weren't many people able to face Revan across a battlefield and survive the encounter. The greatest among the Echani are said to be able to read their opponent's moves so ell they can predict the path of a battle several seconds, sometimes even minues in advance, by gauging their opponent's fighting style, heart rate, and ther movements in combat. In many ways, the Echani see combat as a rapid dejarik game, calculating feints, attacks, and dodges with a speed that few can surpass."

―Chris Avellone (Knights of the Old Republic 2 Head Writer)

Force Resistance: Revan was arguably among the greatest practicers of all Force and mental resistance. Not only was Revan's will capable of resisting Malachor V, but he was capable of drawing on its power to such a degree that it affected entire fleets. This caliber of resistance has never been replicated in the mythos, especially considering Malachor V was specifically used as a world to break Jedi's will's. It even broke the likes of Darth Traya, who was one of the most famed telepaths ever. Revan later resisted the void of Nathema - which created a sensation that he was splitting into trillions of subatomic particles that would scatter across the entire surface. Revan was also one of the two beings in history capable of controlling the Star Forge - something the ancient Rakata masters and supposedly even the ancient Dark Jedi of the time of Ajunta Pall could not do. To control the Star Forge requires one to be "immensely strong in mind," and the consequences for failure is described as being drained and devoured by the stations' dark energies. His prowess reached such a level that it took the "combined might" of the entire Jedi Council to merely temporarily brainwash Revan.

"We were not the first to fall to the dark side. But we had more power than those before us. It came from elsewhere - our oldest secret. Only we would know, we lords. Only we would know where our power came from. It is a secret of so long ago. I no longer remember. So much power, it is blinding. You must find this place, or have you? Or did you? Or will you? Oh, so many images. I see your heart, human Jedi. I see your power, your pride. You, you will find the old place, the dark place,and you will regret it."

―Ajunta Pall (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"Even the combined power of the Jedi Council couldn't keep your true identity buried forever, could it?"

―Darth Malak (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

The knowledge of lore that Revan wielded was unrivaled during his day, and still stood thousands of years later as among the most legendary. While Revan's greatest accomplishments with the Force itself would come after his rebirth in Darth Nyriss' citadel, he was still an ultimate master of the ancient arts as early back as the Mandalorian Wars. During his brief visit on Rakata Prime before the Jedi Civil War, Revan created a Sith Holocron that Darth Bane would later find. Despite Darth Revan not even being in his prime for that incarnation alone, the knowledge contained within this mere device surpassed those of the Academy's entire archives. Revan knew of rituals so dangerous and deadly that Darth Bane could hardly even comprehend their potential - and doubted that he would ever dare to use some of what Revan knew.

"To Bane it seemed the teachings contained within the single holocron surpassed those of the Academy's entire archives. Revan had discovered many of the rituals of the ancient sith, and as the holocron's avatar explained their nature and purpose, Bane could barely wrap his mind around their awesome potential. Some of the rituals were so terrible, so dangerous to attempt, even for a true Sith master, that he doubted he would ever dare to use them."

―Darth Bane (Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction)

"In only a few short weeks he'd learned more about the true nature of the dark side than he had in all his time on Korriban. Revan had been a true Sith Lord, unlike the simpering Masters who bowed to Kaan and his Brotherhood."

―Darth Bane (Darth Bane: Path of Destruction)

Darth Bane would go on to use one of Revan's rituals to devastate the entire surface of Ruusan with massive fires that turned nearly everything to ash. A more famous ritual Darth Bane would use by Revan's teachings, however, was none other than Thought Bomb itself. The Thought Bomb was the result of an ancient ritual that, through the focused willpower of many unified Sith Lords, unleashed the full volatility of the dark side of the Force. When detonated, the Thought Bomb annihilated the entirety—corporeal and beyond—of every Force-sensitive being caught within its blast radius and absorbed their fragmented souls into a swirling vortex of perpetual torment that resolved into an orb of silver iridescence.

"[The ritual] united the minds of the Sith through a single vessel so their power can be unleashed upon the physical world. The storm rolled down from the plateau and rumbled across the forest. Hundreds of forks of searing lightning shot down from the sky-and the forest erupted. Trees and spreading out in all directions. The underbrush smoldered, smoked, and ignited; and a wall of fire swept across the planet's surface. The inferno consumed everything in its path."

―Darth Bane (Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction)

"[The Thought Bomb is] a weapon so powerful that when it is detonated, the victors shall become the vanquished and be swept from the pages of history."

―Kaan (Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction)

As I told you about in countless paragraphs above, Revan's knowledge came from many different sources. Some came from his masters, where he learned all he could from each of them. Others came from the ancient Sith homeworld of Korriban. I would argue, however, that most of Revan's knowledge derived from Malachor V itself. Revan plundered and learned from an entire "planet-sized Sith storehouse of knowledge!" It was said that entire cities were buried beneath Malachor V before its destruction, and Revan went through them all. Please take note that, because of this, Revan's grasp on the Force is far greater than even the likes of Darth Traya. Much of Malachor V's ancient secrets were destroyed during the Battle of the Malachor V, with the only notable structure left remaining being the Trayus Academy. It was said that all Kreia learned from the Academy had already been looked over by Revan and Malak personally. Just imagine the knowledge Revan wielded!

"Unbeknownst to the Jedi Order, Darth Revan has discovered numerous Sith artifacts and holocrons, all stored in great tomb-like cities buried beneath Malachor V's surface. As Revan plundered these tombs and relics, he fell deeper into the Dark Side. He learned of the location and the true nature of Korriban, he learned of the location of other Sith artifacts, and he learned how those strong in the light side of the Force could be seduced and made to see the strength inherent in the Sith teachings. Revan knew he had discovered more than a staging area for the Mandalorian War - he had discovered an ancient, planet-sized Sith storehouse of knowledge."

―Star Wars: Chronicles of the Old Republic

"Led by a woman named Kreia, the rogue Jedi turned to the dark side teachings uncovered by Malak and Revan. Kreia took the name Darth Traya, and her followers called themselves the Sith after the long-lost species that had invaded the Republic a millennium before."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Besides the ancient arts of the Sith, Revan had knowledge on other powers that we should certainly cover again briefly. Darth Revan used the art of Drain Knowledge to rip the language of the ancient Rakata out of The One's and Elder Rakata Council's minds, and implanted Galactic Basic into their skulls. Do not forget he did this to a species that is extremely resistant to all telepathic based Force assaults. Darth Revan was also a master at the art of Detoxify Poison, as evidenced by teaching Darth Bane on how to use the Force to ward off the likes of poisons, toxins, and even diseases. As explained above, he also had knowledge in the powers of forming Force Bonds or stripping the power of someone in the act of Force Sever. He is also confirmed to be knowledgeable in the areas of Force Fear, Force Slow, Force Stun, Force Rage, and Force Healing. For more information, checkout my Revan Respect Thread.

"You used the Force to draw the Rakata language for our minds, even as you planted Basic into our skulls so we could help you in your quest to escape the world."

―Elder Rakata Council (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"Revan had shown him how to use the Force to ward off poison and disease. No simple toxin should be able to affect anyone strong enough in the dark side to be a Lord of the Sith."

―Darth Bane (Darth Bane: Path of Destruction)

I promised you I would elaborate on his greatest feat, so here you go! During the Battle of Malachor V, Revan called upon the power of the planet from orbit. Despite the distance, Revan was able to draw on the power and unleash it onto both the Republic and Mandalorian fleets. In this act, the Mandalorian fleets turned to disarray and the battle itself was completely turned. For the Republic fleet, thousands of Jedi and Republic soldiers became corrupted and mindlessly loyal to Revan's cause. For Revan to have achieved such results, the amount of energies he would have harnessed through the processes of Force Drain and Tutaminis is extraordinary.

"Revan used the Trayus Academy to influence the battle above Malachor V, using its power to affect the tide of battle and corrupt others to the Sith. "

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

However, Revan didn't simply use the energies of Malachor V - he combined it with his own. As the quote supplied above said, Revan turned his followers to Sith. The energies of a planet cannot simply covert alliances to factions, that would of had to been influenced by an actual being. Luckily, you are already educated that Revan can indeed corrupt Jedi using the Force to his own cause. Besides everything else going on here, Revan would have had to of been using some variation of Telepathy as well. Like Sasukedc said, "a rock cannot engage in a telepathic war" (inside joke, move along). However, a common rebuttal of this feat is the argument that the Jedi simply got corrupted from the planet without Revan's interference. This has three critical flaws.

  1. The Mandalorians were winning the battle before Revan arrived, completely decimating Meetra Surik's forces. This demonstrates that the Trayus Academy and Malachor V had no hinderment on them until Revan used its power to "affect the tide of the battle."
  2. Revan was unable to truly feel the corrupt, dark side presence of Malachor V until he arrived on the surface. While he would later call upon the power from orbit, he already knew the energies were there. The Jedi then should not be able to sense something that is clouded by the dark side.
  3. The below statement elaborates on the feat, specifically stating Revan drew on Malachor V's power.

"Revan is able to draw upon the dark side energies of the planet below and use it during the battle."

―Star Wars: Chronicles of the Old Republic

"Many of the most powerful, terrifying, and notorious Sith Lords through history have been Human or near-Human, including Exar Kun, Darth Malak, Darth Bane, Darth Sidious, Darth Vader, and Darth Krayt."

―Behind the Threat: The Sith

Darth Malak is canonically one of the most powerful Sith Lords in galactic history, as shown by the quote above. Despite this, he is said by Vandar Tokare and the official Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game to be inferior to Darth Revan, which means Revan is also among the most powerful ever. Malak would definitely like to disagree, but Darth Revan even defeated him in combat on his flagship, forcing Malak to wear his infamous metallic jaw guard.

"Of the two traitorous Sith, Revan was the stronger. Malak grudgingly assumed the role of apprentice."

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Darth Revan was also stated to be the "the most powerful Sith Lord" alongside the Darth Sidious and Darth Caedus in Wizards of the Coast: Sith Showdown. Surely the names of Palpatine and Jacen Solo are infamous enough that I need not to explain why this is such a testament to Revan's power.

"The Star Wars universe has created some truly vile dark side villains. Have you ever wondered what would happen if the most powerful Sith Lords [Darth Sidious, Darth Caedus, and Darth Revan] duked it out for supremacy of the galaxy?"

―Wizards of the Coast: Sith Showdown

This little snippet will be short, but since we were just talking about Darth Malak, I would like to clarify something. Many people feel the need to lowball Darth Revan since Darth Malak hypes that he is inferior to his Knights of the Old Republic incarnation. While I will not publicly take sides on my belief on who would win between the two Revan's, using Malak's quote as the basis of your argument is pathetic. And yes, I am referring to this:

"You are stronger than I thought; stronger than you ever were during your reign as the Dark Lord. I did not think that was possible."

―Darth Malak (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

People fail to understand that, despite Darth Revan's power (as I highlighted above and will continue to extensively cover below), Darth Malak saw him as "weak." Before you jump to baseless conclusions, allow me to elaborate why. Darth Revan knew the Star Forge was both a blessing and a curse. While Darth Malak wanted use the Star Forge's power to its fullest extent, Revan knew better. Darth Revan tried to limit his exposure to the Star Forge as much as possible, and only harnessed its power when needed. Why? Corruption of the Star Forge was eventually inevitable - which was made clear by the combined cautions of the Rakata and Ancient Sith Lords. Malak saw this logical decision by Revan as a weakness.

"You were a fool. All you saw was an enormous factory, all you ever imagined was an infinite fleet rolling forth to crush the Republic. You were blind, Revan - blind and stupid! The Star Forge is more than just a space station. In some ways, it is like a living creature. It hungers. And it can feed on the dark side that is within all of us!"

―Darth Malak (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

Darth Malak also loathed Revan for his approach during the Jedi Civil War. Despite Revan's intentions to specifically keep infrastructures and worlds intact in preparation for the Sith Emperor's army, Malak preferred absolute destruction and chaos. Darth Revan sparing several key worlds that Darth Malak felt should have been destroyed did not sit nicely. Eventually, Malak's comments sparked a duel between the two that ended when Revan delivered a lightsaber strike to his apprentice that removed Malak's jaw. It is only logical that a man would hate the one who injured him the most. Also, please do not derail the thread by posting your rebuttals or feelings on this match in the comments below.

"The Republic conquest initially goes well, but in time, Malak ses Lord Revan as soft, resulting in a tension that culminates in a lightsaber duel; Malak loses his lower jaw to Revan's blade, necessitating a metallic jaw guard. Returning the favor, Malak fires on Revan's flagship. Unaware that the Jedi have captured the traitor, Malak assumes the crown of ruling Dark Lord, inheriting the empire."

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

It has long been debated who is more powerful: Revan or the Jedi Exile. Little do the supporters of the Exile know that not only is Revan canonically "far more powerful" than her, but Darth Traya and Darth Nihilus as well. Allow me to support this heavy claim with credible sources.

1.) Revan is the most powerful Jedi in the Jedi Order as of the Mandalorian Wars, automatically making him superior to Kreia, Meetra Surik, Malak, Atris, Vandar Tokare, Vrook Lamar, Zhar Lestin, Dorak, Nomi Sunrider, Kavar, and Zez-Kai Ell, Lucien Draay, and all other living Jedi:

"In battle after battle, Revan had led the Jedi and Republic forces to victory. Realizing defeat was inevitable, Mandalore the Ultimate had challenge Revan to single combat, and Revan had accepted. Though the Mandalorian fought valiantly, in the end he was no match for the Jedi Order's most powerful champion."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

2.) Revan, as of the Battle of Malachor V since that was the last time Meetra Surik has ever seen Revan, was more powerful than anyone else she had ever met, automatically making him superior to the likes of the Sith Triumvirate: Darth Nihilus, Darth Traya, and Darth Sion:

"It was easy to understand how Scourge could be drawn to him; Revan's command of the Force was greater then that of anyone else she had ever met."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

3.) Darth Traya was more powerful than the Jedi Exile, but Revan was more powerful then Darth Traya, which therefore means Revan is more powerful than the Jedi Exile as of the end of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords as far back as the Mandalorian Wars:

"Although Traya was more powerful, the Exile managed to defeat her in combat.."

―The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

4.) Revan had grown "far more powerful" since the Battle of Malachor V according to canon, which means then that Revan is logically "far more powerful" than any member of the Sith Triumvirate and Meetra Surik during his Revan Reborn incarnation in Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan:

"Revan had grown since then. He was far more powerful now.."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

5.) Chris Avellone, head writer of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords and creator of the characters of Darth Traya and Meetra Surik states that Revan would be able to defeat the combined force of Darth Traya AND the Jedi Exile combined:

"If the Exile could defeat Kreia, Revan would have an easier time of it. ;) United with the Exile, Kreia and the Exile vs. Revan? My money’s still on Revan, since in my mind, Revan was a master strategist as well as an extremely powerful Force wielder. Granted, it depends on the circumstances, but everything else being equal, Revan’s just... Revan."

―Chris Avellone (Knights of the Old Republic 2 Head Writer)

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Meetra Surik: Also known as the Jedi Exile, this legendary Jedi is regarded by Lord Scourge as one of the greatest Jedi ever. Her most notable feat was single-handily ending the First Jedi Purge by defeating Darth Traya, Darth Nihilus, Darth Sion, and an entire Sith academy on Malachor V composed of legions of Sith Assassins. The Jedi Exile was also said to have bested the master lightsaber combatant Atris through sheer "lightsaber prowess." She was also skilled in all lightsaber and Force forms. Despite this, Chris Avellone, the creator of her character, stated that Revan would... well... read it for yourself:

"Revan could kick the Exile’s ass..."

―Chris Avellone (Knights of the Old Republic 2 Head Writer)

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Darth Traya: Also known as Kreia, this shadowy Sith Lord should easily be recognized as among the most powerful. Using the power of telekinesis, Kreia is able to instantly kill over half-a-dozen Sith Assassins and throw back the combined might of Vrook Lamar, Zez-Kai-Ell, and Kavar backwards. These three Jedi are said to be masters in lightsaber combat and "possesses extremely potent Force powers" respectively. Following this, she used Force Drain to sap the life force of the three Jedi Masters to the point where it is described as their "bodies are worse than lifeless, it's like an absence in the Force." She was also a master at Precognition, Shatterpoint, and Telepathy. Despite this, it is said that even the combined power of Kreia and Meetra Surik would pale in comparison to Revan's might, as shown by the quotes above. Please remember that not only is Mandalorian Wars Revan more powerful than Darth Traya, but he is more powerful than her incarnation in the heart of Malachor V when her powers were amplified by "a colossal geyser of dark side energy."

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Darth Sion: Only a few Sith Lords have been able to achieve immortality, but even less have been said to be literally "invincible." As the literal Lord of Pain, Darth Sion is able to hold himself together after death by his immense hatred and unyielding will. His prowess was such that he said, "I can die a hundred times, Exile, and still I will rise again, as strong as before." Being described as an "a perversion of the dark side," Lord Sion was a skilled lightsaber combatant who had killed scores of Jedi. The Dark Lord also possessed great physical strength and knowledge in the rare art of Force Drain.

"Average beings stand no chance of stopping these ultra-powerful monsters of the dark side. Only the greatest heroes may ultimately defeat them."

―Power Beyond Belief: Using Ultra-Powerful Sith Lords in Saga Edition

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Darth Nihilus: Few words can describe the power wielded by this abomination of the dark side. "Darth Nihilus is literally a destroyer of worlds, powered by an insatiable hunger that drives him to consume greater and greater populations." He "obliterated" the planet of Katarr, which contained most of "the most powerful Jedi" in the galaxy, "with a thought." Eventually, his power was believed to be able to consume the entire galaxy if he was not stopped. In terms of Telekinesis, he telekinetically tore a fleet of Star Destroyer sized vessels from the extreme gravity vortex of Malachor V, and then held and moved the ship through space with his raw power. He was also able capable of "disintegrating" Sith soldiers with the power of the Force, and his "very speech causes pain and death to all who hear it." Many make the argument that, since both Meetra Surik and Darth Nihilus are wounds in the Force, the Exile could not accurately feel the power of Darth Nihilus (hence why she said Revan is the most powerful being she ever met). This is far from the truth. The official game files of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords states "the player should realize that Nihilus is FAR more powerful than they had believed." Please note that even before this, Meetra Surik could not even comprehend his devastation of Katarr saying, "To kill on such a scale... it's impossible. I don't understand, it would have taken several Republic cruisers to destroy the surface of Katarr."

“One cannot have power of that magnitude and still think and perceive the universe as we do."

―Darth Traya (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: The Sith Lords)

Section V: Conclusion

"I am Darth Revan, Dark Lord of the Sith. Those who use the dark side are also bound to serve it. To understand this is to understand the underlying philosophy of the Sith.

The dark side offers power for power's sake. You must crave it. Covet it. You must seek power above all else, with no reservation or hesitation. The Force will change you. It will transform you. Some fear this change. The teachings of the Jedi are focused on fighting and controlling this transformation. That is why those who serve the light are limited in what they accomplish.

True power can come only to those who embrace the transformation. There can be no compromise. Mercy, compassion, loyalty: all these things will prevent you from claiming what is rightfully yours. Those who follow the dark side must cast aside these conceits. Those who do not—those who try to walk the path of moderation—will fail, dragged down by their own weakness.

Those who accept the power of the dark side must also accept the challenge of holding on to it. By its very nature the dark side invites rivalry and strife. This is the greatest strength of the Sith: it culls the weak from our order. Yet this rivalry can also be our greatest weakness. The strong must be careful lest they be overwhelmed by the ambitions of those working beneath them in concert. Any master who instructs more than one apprentice in the ways of the dark side is a fool. In time, the apprentices will unite their strengths and overthrow the master. It is inevitable; axiomatic. That is why each Master must have only one student.

This is also the reason there can only be one Dark Lord. The Sith must be ruled by a single leader: the very embodiment of the strength and power of the dark side. If the leader grows weak another must rise to seize the mantle. The strong rule; the weak are meant to serve. This is the way it must be.

My time here is ended. Take what I have taught you and use it well."

―Revan (Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction)

Section VI: Sources

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (LucasArts / BioWare, 2003)

LucasArts. Chronicles of the Old Republic (Web.: LucasArts, 2004)

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (LucasArts / Obsidian, 2004)

D. Wallace. Star Wars The New Essential Chronology (New York, NY: Del Rey, 2005)

D. Karpyshyn. Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction (New York, NY: Del Rey, 2006)

A. Peña. Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide (Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2008)

J. Irons. Sith Showdown (Web.: Wizards of the Coast, 2008)

M. Graul. Behind the Threat: The Sith (Web.: Wizards of the Coast, 2008)

D. Karpyshyn. Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan (New York, NY: Del Rey, 2011)

Star Wars: The Old Republic (LucasArts / Electronic Arts, 2011)

D. Wallace. Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side (San Francisco, CA: becker&mayer!, 2012)

J. Fry. Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare (New York, NY: Del Rey, 2012)

C. Boyd. Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia (New York, NY: DK Publishing, 2012)

J. Little. Star Wars: Force and Destiny Core Rulebook (Roseville, MN: Fantasy Flight Games, 2015)

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Scourge Respect Thread (Updated 2017)

"When you have lived centuries, you see that everything is a pattern that grows out of itself. Sometimes you can no longer see the trees, only the roots. It is the smallest part of the price of immortality." ―Scourge

This is the largest collection of the Emperor's Wrath feats and accolades. Respect hate incarnate.

NOTE: For optimal experience, view this respect thread in its blog format. Additionally, please do not view this thread on a mobile or tablet device - use a laptop or personal computer. May the Force be with you.

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Force Accolades:

"Revan had sensed the Force in him; he had incredible potential."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

"You are strong in the Force. Intelligent. Perceptive. You have incredible potential."

―Darth Nyriss (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

"He's sending his personal executioner for me. His wrath incarnate. I'll be punished for my crimes."

"Who is the Emperor's Wrath? A Sith Lord?"

"A ghost. Older than anyone except the Emperor himself. Even the Dark Council fears him."

―Sajar and the Hero of Tython (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Even the most powerful members of the Dark Council avoid offending the man bearing the title, “the Emperor’s Wrath.”

―Lord Scourge Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"After Lord Scourge shed the mantle of the Wrath under mysterious circumstances, the Emperor's Hand set out to find a replacement. Millions of the galaxy's most powerful Sith were considered, but ultimately only one would prove worthy to serve the Emperor."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"He had been one of the top students, marked by his superiors for his strength in the Force and his fanatic devotion to the ways of the Sith."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Combat Abilities:

NOTE: Scourge's power drastically increased over time due to experience and raw potential. His prowess shown under Darth Nyriss and Revan dull in comparison to his mastery as the Emperor's Wrath himself. Keep this in mind when reading the remainder of the thread and future debating or discussion.

Scourge, as the Emperor's Wrath, personally killed more than a thousand Sith and Jedi during his career. The opponents he faced were among the most powerful and ambitious in the galaxy―being threats to possibly the Emperor himself. His prowess reached such levels that even the Dark Council feared him.

"As the Sith Emperor’s personal executioner, the grimly fatalistic Lord Scourge has personally killed more than a hundred Jedi–and ten times as many Sith. Even the most powerful members of the Dark Council avoid offending the man bearing the title “the Emperor’s Wrath.”

―Lord Scourge Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"In his service, Scourge has struck down dozens of Jedi while climbing over the bodies of numerous Sith who dared to stand against him."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Official Website

"Entire generations of the Sith Dark Council have passed under the watchful eyes of the Emperor's personal executioner, the grim Lord Scourge. As the feared "Emperor's Wrath," Scourge enforced his Master's will for more than three centuries. When a Jedi grew too powerful or a Sith too ambitious, Scourge eliminated the threat. Conspiracy theories held that Scourge was a title rather than a man, for even pureblooded Sith are mortal... However, the Dark Council knew the truth. There was only one Scourge, his life prolonged by Sith alchemy, and his battle prowess enhance by the Emperor."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

Scourge, as the Emperor's Wrath, fought the Hero of Tython to a standstill before breaking off the battle. When asked about why, he explained that he obviously had no intention to kill him given that he needed the Hero of Tython to go on and defeat Emperor Vitiate. Even as of the time of the battle, the Hero of Tython was regarded as the most powerful Jedi alive on many occasions by numerous individuals.

"You fought Lord Scourge to a standstill until he broke off the battle for some reason. See what he has to say in the throne room of the Emperor's fortress."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

Scourge, while serving under Darth Nyriss, was believed to be a peer to the infamous Meetra Surik. Meetra Surik, also known as the Jedi Exile, was renowned for single-handily defeating Darth Traya, Darth Nihilus, Darth Sion, and an entire Sith academy on Malachor V that consisted of legions of Sith Assassins.

"Part of him wanted to leap into the fray: battling this Jedi would be a true test of his skills. He didn’t know which of them would prove the stronger, but he was intrigued by the challenge."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

“You’re lying,” she said with a disbelieving shake of her head. “You’re afraid to face me. You’ll say anything to avoid a fight.”

“Do I seem afraid to you?”

“No,” she admitted. “You seem strangely calm.”

―Meetra Surik and Scourge (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

Scourge, while serving under Darth Nyriss, defeats the Dark Councillor Darth Xedris and his two Sith Acolytes. Members of the Dark Council were said to be the most powerful Sith Lords in the galaxy.

"Scourge had been waiting inside the cave on Bosthirda for nearly an hour when he finally heard the faint sound of a speeder landing outside. A few minutes later he heard footsteps coming down the passage. He smiled. Unlike his previous missions for Nyriss, this time he was not plagued with doubts and uncertainties. The anticipation of the coming kill kept him well focused on the task at hand.

As expected, Darth Xedrix hadn’t come alone. A pair of Sith acolytes—humans, one male, one female—preceded him, striding into the cave, lightsabers drawn. They wore light armor under robes of blue and gold, the colors of their liege.

The circular cavern was only ten meters in diameter and dark. The only illumination came from their blades and the glowing fungus that clung to the rough rock walls. Scourge crouched in the shadows, wrapped in a cloak of the dark side that both made him invisible to the Force and helped to ward off the chill of the subterranean air. He remained motionless as the pair passed within a few meters of his hiding place, patiently waiting.

Darth Xedrix trailed his escort by several paces. Unlike his acolytes, he had not drawn his weapon, and he wore no visible armor beneath his robes. He was several centimeters taller than Scourge, but much thinner. He had thick, shoulder-length white hair, but no beard. His face was lined, though not as extensively or deeply as Nyriss’s, and there was a hint of a stoop to his shoulders and a cautious frailty about the way he moved.

His appearance recalled Nyriss’s words: He is human—they are a lesser species. Over the decades, the dark side has exacted too great a toll on his body. He is a hollow shell of what he once was.

Yet Scourge could sense the Councilor’s enormous power. Darth Xedrix was still a member of the Dark Council, and underestimating him would be a fatal mistake.

The moment the tall human passed Scourge’s hiding place, Scourge leapt, igniting his lightsaber as he flew through the air. For a moment he thought his first strike would find its mark, and he was almost disappointed at the thought of ending Xedrix’s life so easily. But at the last instant the human’s own blade materialized seemingly out of nowhere to intercept the blow.

They exchanged a quick flurry of thrusts and parries. Scourge tried and failed to draw on his foe’s fear and anger—Xedrix was too controlled, and it felt more like fighting a droid. Scourge forcibly thrust his own fears away and reached deep inside himself to find the fury he needed.

He had maneuvered himself so that he was behind Xedrix, blocking the passage that was the only route into and out of the cave. The two acolytes had already spun around and rushed in to join the fray, and he prepared himself to deal with them, too.

But suddenly he had only those two to deal with as Xedrix backed away. He seemed to be more obsessed with preserving his own life than killing his enemy—a weakness that left him content to let his two underlings face this unknown foe while he stayed at a safe distance.

The two apprentices launched themselves at Scourge, unleashing their rage as they drew on the power of the dark side, unaware that their anger was feeding their opponent, as well.

The female came in high, her lightsaber slashing at Scourge’s head. At the same time the human male came in low, looking to chop at his enemy’s legs.

Scourge ducked under the woman’s blows, spinning to the side as he parried the lightsaber at his knees. The pair came at him again, once more coordinating their attacks, this time trying to flank him on either side. Scourge lunged forward, splitting the attack by diving into a forward roll that took him between his two opponents.

For an instant he was vulnerable; one quick cut from either foe could have ended his life. But they were inexperienced, and they hadn’t expected him to move toward them. By the time the woman reacted with a backhand swipe of her weapon, the moment had been lost. The lightsaber hummed by his cheek as he tumbled between them, but he emerged unscathed.

The man was slower to react. By the time Scourge was back on his feet, the acolyte was only just starting to turn around. The Sith Lord delivered a quick kick to the back of the man’s knee; the man pin-wheeled his arms as he fought to regain his balance.

Scourge saw the opening and delivered what would have been a lethal blow had the woman not thrown herself between them and parried the blow. Her move was reckless and foolhardy, but Scourge hadn’t been expecting it, and her impulsive reaction saved her companion. It also exposed her weakness.

The female was the more dangerous opponent, but she obviously cared for her partner. She was willing to put herself in harm’s way to defend him—a flaw Scourge could easily exploit.

He abruptly changed tactics, shifting from the conventional defensive positions of the Soresu form to the acrobatic attack sequences of Ataru. Taking two quick steps to gain speed, Scourge leapt at the nearby cavern wall, planted both feet on its vertical surface, then pushed off hard to launch himself in a spinning flip over the man’s head.

His opponent tried to turn and pivot to keep Scourge in front of him, but the furious burst of action was too fast for his lightsaber to track. He was late bringing his blade up to protect his head, once again exposing himself to a lethal strike.

This time when the woman moved in to protect her partner, Scourge was ready. He had purposefully directed his leap so that he came in at a sharper angle than necessary, leaving barely enough room for the female to come between him and his supposed target. When Scourge suddenly redirected his blade mid-leap to strike at her instead, she instinctively stepped back to absorb the impact with her own weapon. But with her partner crowded directly behind her, there was no room. Their bodies collided and their feet tangled together, sending both of them crashing awkwardly to the ground.

Scourge landed beside their prone forms. He brought his heavy boot crashing down on his fallen foe’s face, relishing the wet crunch of cartilage and bone beneath his heel. Her body spasmed, the muscles locked in the seizures of her death throes.

The man had scrambled to his feet, but instead of throwing himself at Scourge, he only stared at the woman’s twitching corpse. Scourge could taste his horror and fear; they gave him a fresh burst of energy. He lashed out with the Force, striking the man in the chest hard enough to send him stumbling back several steps into the cavern wall.

The man struck the rough-hewn rock hard enough to knock the lightsaber from his hand, leaving him unarmed. With a casual flick of his wrist, Scourge sent his own lightsaber spiraling toward his defenseless foe. At the last second, the man threw up his hands in a vain effort to protect himself, but the glowing blade easily sliced through his palms and throat before ricocheting back to Scourge’s waiting grasp.

As the human’s corpse crumpled to the ground, Scourge was already turning to face his last remaining foe. Darth Xedrix was standing motionless in the center of the cavern, watching the action with a cool, detached reserve. His lightsaber was still drawn, but he held it casually at his side, the blade pointed toward the floor.

“I know you,” he said, his voice echoing off the chamber’s stone walls. “Nyriss’s new pet. Lord Scourge.” He wrinkled his features in distaste. “Why do you purebloods always choose such ludicrous names for yourselves? Do you think it’s intimidating?”

Scourge didn’t reply. Instead he raised his blade and began a slow, cautious advance.

Xedrix laughed. “Are you really that stupid, Scourge? Has Nyriss actually convinced you that you have the strength to stand against a member of the Dark Council? Has she promised you riches and power if you defeat me?”

“She didn’t need to promise me anything,” Scourge answered. “You are a traitor to the Empire. It is my honor and duty to kill you.”

“Ah, now I understand,” Xedrix said with a smile, twirling his lightsaber at his side. “She played on your loyalty to our glorious Emperor. How quaint.”

Scourge stopped, suddenly aware that he didn’t feel any fear emanating from his foe. There was no anger, either. He didn’t get any sense of emotion coming from Darth Xedrix at all, and he realized the old man was consciously shielding himself from Scourge’s awareness.

Scourge concentrated his focus, reaching out with the Force to pierce the veil Xedrix had wrapped around himself, only to find nothing but a swirling maelstrom of dark side energy.

Scourge broke into a run, charging at his enemy the instant he understood the nature of the trap. Xedrix had kept him talking while he gathered his power for a single, lethal attack.

Xedrix raised his left hand and unleashed his power in a storm of purple lightning. Scourge instinctively used the Force to throw up an invisible barrier to shield himself. The bolts arced through the air, ripping through the shield to engulf Scourge in electric agony.

He screamed, his voice rising above the hiss and crackle of the fiery energy coursing through his veins. Every nerve in his body exploded in excruciating pain as the lightning seared his flesh, cooking him in his own armor. He fell to the floor, curled into himself, his skin blistered and burned. The whole thing had taken only a few seconds.

“You didn’t realize Nyriss sent you here to die, did you?” Xedrix mocked. “She never expected you to kill me. You were nothing but a message, a warning.”

Ignoring the terrible pain, Scourge somehow forced himself to his feet. Xedrix raised an eyebrow in mild surprise.

“Is that what you call the attempts on her life?” Scourge gasped. “A warning?”

Xedrix laughed again. “You think I’m the one who hired those inept assassins? Nyriss has you twisted in knots. She’s using you for a game far beyond anything you can imagine.”

Scourge shook his head, trying as much to shake off the residual effects of the lightning as to deny Xedrix’s words.

“You feel your strength returning, do you?” Xedrix observed. “Think carefully before you challenge me again. I might not let you live next time.”

“Why did you let me live?” Scourge wanted to know.

“You have potential,” Xedrix said. “And thanks to you, I have need of some new apprentices. I could find a use for someone with your talents.”

“You want me to betray Nyriss?”

“What do you owe her?” Xedrix demanded. “She used you. She sent you here to die just to make a point.”

Scourge didn’t answer. Instead, he was thinking back on everything that had happened since he’d first entered Nyriss’s service. Nyriss had admitted to hiring the mercenaries to test him, but even after that, he’d still suspected Sechel of plotting to kill him. Had the conniving adviser merely been following Nyriss’s orders all along?

“Nyriss betrayed you. Swear loyalty to me and I promise you the chance for revenge.”

Everything Xedrix said made perfect sense, but on some deep, primal level Scourge felt he was being twisted and manipulated. The old human’s words seemed to slither into the cracks and crevices of Scourge’s mind, burrowing into his thoughts.

No! his mind screamed in silent protest. It’s a trick!

But was it? Nyriss had convinced him he could kill Darth Xedrix, but a single burst of dark side lightning had nearly killed him instead. The only reason he was still alive was because Darth Xedrix was toying with him.

What if he’s not toying with me? Scourge suddenly wondered. What if he tried to kill me but failed?

Nyriss had said that Xedrix was old and frail. She’d claimed the Force had ravaged his body; she’d said he only held on to his power through reputation and cunning. What if he was relying on those same tools right now?

Scourge reached out with the Force again, trying once more to catch a glimpse beneath Xedrix’s veil. To his surprise he sensed something this time. Fear. Desperation. And almost no trace of the dark side burning inside his enemy.

All the pieces clicked into place. Nyriss was right: Xedrix was a shell of what he had once been. The entire time Scourge had been battling the two apprentices, Xedrix had been gathering his strength for a single surprise attack. When his apprentices fell, he’d stalled for even more time by taunting Scourge. And he still hadn’t been able to gather enough power to kill his enemy.

The blast of lightning had taken everything the old man had in reserve. In Xedrix the flame of the dark side had become the faintest flicker. When he saw that Scourge had survived, he’d realized his only chance of survival was to trick him into switching sides. He’d tried to use the faint echo of the Force to dominate Scourge’s mind, augmenting it with persuasive words in a form of temporary hypnosis. But he lacked the strength even for that desperate gambit.

The brilliant bluff had almost worked.

“Your words are hollow, Xedrix. Just like your power.”

Scourge marched forward with grim determination. Xedrix brought his lightsaber up, but Scourge used his own blade to slap it aside with ease. The strength of the blow sent the weapon tumbling from the old man’s frail grasp, the blade extinguishing as the hilt clattered onto the stone at their feet.

Xedrix staggered backward. He no longer pretended power: he looked desperate and afraid. “Please, Lord Scourge, I’ll give you anything you want. Slaves. Wealth. Power.”

“Power?” Scourge snorted in contempt. “You can’t give what isn’t yours.”

He slashed his blade diagonally across Xedrix’s chest, slicing him from shoulder to hip.

The old man gasped once before falling over backward, his eyes frozen wide in horror, seeming to stare up at the stalactites growing from the cavern ceiling.

Knowing that Nyriss would want proof of his death, Scourge reached down and grasped a fistful of the old man’s hair with his free hand. Then he slowly drew his lightsaber across the Dark Councilor’s throat, the glowing blade cauterizing the wound as he neatly severed the head.

He left the rest of the body—along with the corpses of the two apprentices—in the caves as he trudged back up the passage leading to the surface. As he walked, he couldn’t help dwelling on Xedrix’s warnings about Nyriss."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge, under the guidance of Revan, was an expert swordsman. Captian Yarri of the Imperial Guard was ultimately "no match" for Scourge, even with the aid of another Imperial Guard companion. The Imperial Guard were a force of elite warriors who served the Sith Emperor, being specifically trained to match and kill Jedi and Sith Lords. They were molded into "physical perfection", being said that "merely one is worth a hundred ordinary troops." Darth Marr credited them as "among the most dangerous in the galaxy." Additionally, Scourge's prowess, even during his training in the Sith Academy, was such that even the Sith Instructors of Dromund Kaas were unwilling to face him in the training ring for combat.

"Scourge was an expert swordsman; at the Academy even the instructors had been reluctant to face him in the training ring. When the dark side flowed through him, his blade was more than a weapon. It became an extension of his will.

Captain Yarri’s skill with her electrostaff was impressive, but ultimately she was no match for a Sith Lord. Knowing this, she had wisely adopted a defensive style to hold off the first few flurries of Scourge’s attack, her focus on stalling him long enough for one of her companions to join the fray before switching to a more aggressive form.

Now Scourge was forced to defend himself on two fronts as he backed into the throne room. In his peripheral vision he saw that Meetra was in a similar situation, retreating while battling a pair of enemies.

The fact that Revan hadn’t come to their aid told Scourge that the Jedi had gone to confront the Emperor, conjuring up images from Scourge’s vision of him lying broken and beaten on the floor at the Emperor’s feet.

Yarri’s staff slipped through his defenses and clipped him on his right shoulder. Scourge’s armor absorbed the worst of the blow, though he felt a painful jolt from the electrostaff’s charge that made his hand and arm tingle.

Even as Scourge cursed himself for allowing thoughts of his vision to distract him, he deftly switched his blade from his temporarily numb right hand to his left. The move was dangerous; it left him momentarily vulnerable as he made the switch. Fortunately his opponents were unprepared for the unorthodox tactic, and neither was able to take advantage.

While he and Meetra fought the quartet of guards, T3-M4 was busy sealing the doors. The droid was spraying black foam along the edge where the double doors came together. Scourge recognized the foam as a powerful contact adhesive commonly used to repair starships; seconds after being exposed to air it would harden into a substance that could be cut only with a plasma torch.

Yarri’s blade nearly caught him again, narrowly missing his cheek, and Scourge swore out loud. If he didn’t stay focused on the fight, his vision of the Emperor killing him wouldn’t even have a chance to come true....

Scourge pressed his attack, calling on the dark side to transform his uncertainty and fear into white-hot rage. He felt the power coursing through him, the spark of fury deep inside him igniting into a firestorm of death and destruction.

Left-handed, Scourge unleashed a pair of savage chops at Yarri’s partner, using raw brute strength to overpower his physically weaker opponent. The guard parried the blows, but the first knocked him off balance and the second sent him stumbling backward.

While the guard struggled to recover, Scourge focused his assault on the captain. Yarri sensed the shift in her opponent too late to switch back to a more defensive form, and the Sith Lord was quick to exploit the tactical flaw.

A four-move sequence overwhelmed Yarri, causing her to leave her right flank unprotected. Scourge seized the opportunity, his blade biting deep into her hip. Yarri screamed, dropped her blade, and fell to the ground. The other guard leapt to her defense, recklessly throwing himself between his fallen captain and Scourge. The only reward for his effort was a quick death, delivered by a diagonal lightsaber slash across his chest.

At Scourge’s feet, Yarri fumbled to reclaim her weapon. The agony of her wound made her desperate and clumsy, giving Scourge time to relish her suffering. As her fingers wrapped around the hilt of her electrostaff, he brought his boot down on top of her hand, crushing the bones.

He stared into the captain’s eyes one last time, savoring her terror before decapitating her with a single stroke."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge, while serving under Darth Nyriss, slaughtered dozens of Human separatists on Jerunga

"Scourge’s thoughts jumped back to the slaughter at the separatist warehouse; he remembered the energy and exhilaration he’d felt. He could sense his power was growing. His connection to the dark side had never been stronger."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

"He pulled his knees up and tucked into a forward roll as he landed, then sprang to his feet, lightsaber drawn and ready. There were four cams on the roof, mounted on poles at each corner. In rapid succession he reached out with the Force and snapped them off one by one, sending them tumbling from their perches to shatter on the street below.

Moving quickly but calmly, Scourge crossed the rooftop to the hatch built into the center. A few seconds later it swung open and a pair of separatists emerged—snipers coming to the roof to take a position on the attackers below.

Scourge hacked down the first with his lightsaber, then grabbed the second by the scruff of his collar and yanked him off his feet. The young human looked at him with abject horror, his panic so great that he never even thought to raise his weapon.

The Sith Lord fed on the man’s fear, savoring it as the heat of the dark side rushed through him. Effortlessly toting the sniper along, he took three quick steps toward the rooftop’s edge, then hurled the man over. The sniper’s terrified scream was cut short a second later by his fatal impact with the ground below.

Scourge leapt through the hatch leading into the warehouse’s upper floor. There were no interior walls; it consisted of a single massive room. In the far corner a staircase led down to the lower level. A row of mattresses ran along one wall, but the primary purpose of the space seemed to be storage. Crates and footlockers were scattered about, along with a haphazard collection of armor, weapons, and other military equipment. A computer terminal had been set up near the mattresses, along with four blank monitors that would once have shown the images from the security cams on the roof.

Scourge registered all this without conscious thought; his primary focus was on the twenty-odd humans struggling into their combat gear to join the battle downstairs. Unfortunately for them, that was never going to happen.

Like a red wind, Scourge swept through their ranks, slashing left and right, hewing off limbs and decapitating bodies. Violent bursts of the Force picked his victims up and tossed them around like rag dolls, breaking bones and shattering skulls.

The separatists offered virtually no resistance. They had been caught off guard; they hadn’t expected an ambush from the roof. These were not soldiers. They were ordinary men and women who had received only the most basic training when they’d joined the cause. Scourge’s savage and sudden assault, and the bloody carnage he left in his wake, sent them into a panic. He fed on their primal fears. Some he killed, others he left mortally wounded and writhing on the floor, their lives enduring for thirty or forty agonizing seconds while their high-pitched cries of pain fueled his bloodlust.

Had the separatists coordinated their efforts into a focused and organized counterattack they might have been able to challenge him. But they just scattered, running for their lives. Scourge drank in their terror and confusion, and felt the growing power of the dark side. He channeled that power and refocused it, sending it out in waves that rippled across the room, further inciting the panicked retreat of his enemies.

When two women managed to resist the onslaught of fear and fight back, he was on them in an instant, cutting them down with a few quick slashes of his lightsaber. Everyone else was running. Some fled downstairs. Scourge let them go; they wouldn’t get past Murtog’s team. Others tried to hide, cowering behind crates and footlockers. But Scourge didn’t need to see them to hunt them down. He could sense them through the Force, trembling and sobbing silently, their minds numb with shock, and he stalked them one by one, breathing hard not with exertion but excitement.

It was over in minutes. Only then, standing alone amid the bodies, did Scourge notice that the sounds of battle from below had ended."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge, while serving under Darth Nyriss, killed two handpicked, wealthy mercenaries with ease.

"...you dispatched my mercenaries with ease.”

―Darth Nyriss (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

“I’m well aware of what transpired in the courtyard,” Nyriss said, tilting her wizened head in the direction of the monitor. A still image of Scourge in the first few seconds after the battle was frozen on the screen, captured by one of the stronghold’s security cams. “You dealt with the assassins quite efficiently.”

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

"He was still pondering this new information when he heard a speeder approaching through the storm. The sound was innocuous, but it instantly put his senses on high alert. His heart began beating rapidly and his breathing quickened. A rush of adrenaline caused his cheek tendrils to twitch and his muscles to tense.

He drew his lightsaber and glanced up at the sky. At his feet, Sechel cried out and covered his face, assuming the lightsaber was meant for him. Scourge ignored him.

In the darkness of the storm, he could just make out the speeder’s silhouette heading straight for them. He reached out with the Force, probing the vehicle and its passengers. He felt a bolt of anger rip through him as his suspicions were confirmed: Whoever was in the speeder was coming to kill him.

All of this, from Scourge’s first awareness of the speeder to confirmation of its hostile intent, took less than two seconds. Time enough for the speeder to close the distance and come bearing down on him.

Scourge leapt to the side as a barrage of blasterfire was unleashed from the vehicle. He hit the ground in a roll that brought him to his feet just in time to spring clear of a second series of bolts. Moving with the blinding speed of the Force, he raced across the courtyard, bolts ricocheting off the ground just behind him every step of the way. He dived behind the cover of the Emperor’s statue, his mind assessing the situation.

The speeder had to be equipped with an autotargeting blaster cannon; there was no other way the shots could have tracked him so closely on his desperate run for cover. Even a Sith Lord couldn’t evade that kind of firepower forever. He had to disable the vehicle.

The speeder was heading away from him, circling around for another strafing run. Before it could complete its turn, Scourge stepped out from behind the statue and launched his lightsaber across the courtyard. The crimson blade went spiraling through the night, tracing a wide, looping arc. It clipped the back end of the speeder, sending up a shower of spark and flame, and continued on its trajectory to return to Scourge’s outstretched hand.

The hum of the speeder’s engine pitched into a screaming whine as it completed its turn. Black smoke, barely visible against the dark clouds, billowed out from the rear engine. The vehicle began to lurch and wobble, losing altitude rapidly even as it opened fire yet again.

Scourge ducked back behind the Emperor’s statue, pressing his back firmly against it as a shower of bolts rained down on him. A second later the speeder flew overhead, its angle of attack dropping so steeply it actually decapitated the statue he was hiding behind.

The heavy stone head toppled down toward him, forcing Scourge to break cover to avoid being crushed. At the same time, he saw the speeder slam into the ground. Emergency repulsor fields absorbed the impact, saving the vehicle from being smashed to bits, but it still hit hard enough to send a piece of the damaged engine flying.

Holding his lightsaber high above his head with both hands, Scourge charged the downed speeder. Two passengers scrambled from the wreckage, shaken but unharmed. Scourge was only mildly surprised to recognize the two red-clothed mercenaries he’d encountered on the speeder pad back near the spaceport.

The male was on the far side of the speeder, struggling to get his blaster rifle out of the wreckage. The female was on the near side, her blaster pistols already drawn. Scourge was less than five meters away when she opened fire.

He didn’t bother trying to block the bolts. Instead, he launched himself upward, his forward momentum carrying him in a high, somersaulting leap that arced over both the woman and the damaged speeder. The sudden move caught her off guard, and though she fired several hurried shots, none hit him.

Twisting 180 degrees as he flew through the air, he landed on the other side of the speeder, right beside the male mercenary just as the man was bringing his own weapon to bear. Before he could fire, Scourge slashed his lightsaber diagonally across his enemy’s torso.

As the man’s corpse toppled to the ground, Scourge turned his attention back to the first mercenary. By this time she had spun to face him, and as her partner went down she unloaded another series of shots, forcing Scourge to duck behind the speeder for cover.

This time several of her blasts found their mark. Scourge’s armor absorbed the worst of the attack, but he felt a searing pain in his shoulder as a small amount of the particle beam energy found its way through a joint in his armor to scorch his flesh.

He focused on the pain, transforming it into anger to fuel the Force for a savage counterattack. At the same time, instinctively, he drew upon his opponent’s fear, adding it to his own passion and further amplifying the power he was gathering.

Channeling his rage, he unleashed a concentrated wave of energy that struck the woman square in the chest. The impact lifted her off her feet and sent her flying backward through the air. Her journey was cut short when she slammed against the base of one of the abstract statues. The sudden stop jarred the pistols from her hands, leaving her momentarily defenseless.

Scourge placed one hand on the hood of the speeder and vaulted over it, rushing to close in on his prone foe before she could regain her footing. But the mercenary was quick: She scrambled to her feet and pulled out a short electrorod, its tip crackling with a charge potent enough to knock an opponent unconscious with even a grazing blow.

Scourge pulled up short. The mercenary dropped into a fighting crouch, and the two combatants circled each other warily.

Had he wanted to, Scourge could have ended the encounter right then and there. Without her pistols, electrorod or not, the mercenary had no chance against a Sith Lord with a lightsaber. But killing her wouldn’t get him what he really wanted.

“Tell me who hired you and I’ll let you live,” he said.

“Do I look that stupid?” she countered, feinting and making a quick lunge that Scourge easily sidestepped.

“You’re obviously skilled,” he told her. “I can use someone like you. Tell me who hired you, and I’ll let you work for me. That, or throw your life away.”

She hesitated, and for an instant Scourge thought she might drop her weapon. And then the night was shattered by the sound of multiple blaster carbines. The bolts hammered the mercenary in the back, sending her stumbling toward Scourge. He saw a look of total bewilderment on her face as she sank to her knees. Her mouth moved, but no words came out. Then she fell facedown in the gravel, dead.

Turning, Scourge saw half a dozen guards standing in the courtyard near the door leading into the stronghold. Among them was a human wearing a commander’s uniform. He was short, broad-shouldered, and barrel-chested, with close-cropped blond hair and a neatly trimmed blond beard that contrasted sharply with his dark brown skin. Scourge recognized him from the holo: Murtog, Darth Nyriss’s head of security."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge, even before meeting Darth Nyriss, had silenced countless lives on various worlds.

"Yet even exiled to the uncivilized sectors on the farthest borders of the Empire, he had still managed to forge his reputation. His martial skills and ruthless pursuit of the rebel leaders caught the notice of several prominent military leaders. Now, two years after leaving the Academy, he had returned to Dromund Kaas as a newly anointed Lord of the Sith."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

“Think of how many lives you have ended. How many assassinations you’ve performed."

―Sechel (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

"[Scourge is a] heavy-armored close combat assassin."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

Scourge was an expert in at least Juyo, Soresu, and Ataru. His skill was such that he can change his forms at random, which allowed him to be highly unpredictable even for skilled opponents.

"He was desperate to find some way to vent his frustrations, and today he had finally felt well enough to visit the stronghold’s exercise yard for a much-needed workout. He rarely went more than two or three days without practicing his drills, knowing that his continued survival would often depend on his martial expertise.

Though there were others in the yard, none was a worthy sparring partner. He would gain little from testing himself against any of Murtog’s soldiers. Even the guard captain himself wouldn’t present any real challenge to a fully trained Sith Lord.

Instead he performed a complex routine of drills designed to hone his reflexes, all while wearing his heavy armor. His crimson blade hummed as he cycled through the aggressive thrusts and cuts of Juyo, the seventh form of lightsaber combat. The weapon moved so fast that it was nothing but a blur, but each strike was precise and controlled."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

"He abruptly changed tactics, shifting from the conventional defensive positions of the Soresu form to the acrobatic attack sequences of Ataru. Taking two quick steps to gain speed, Scourge leapt at the nearby cavern wall, planted both feet on its vertical surface, then pushed off hard to launch himself in a spinning flip over the man’s head."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

"Only high-level masters of multiple forms can achieve and control the ultimate discipline known as Form VII."

―Star Wars Insider 62: Fightsaber

Telekinesis (Alter):

Scourge, while serving under Darth Nyriss, casually threw around many separatists fighters with extreme force - breaking bones and shattering skulls. Most of them were killed in the carnage.

"Violent bursts of the Force picked his victims up and tossed them around like rag dolls, breaking bones and shattering skulls."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge telekinetically killed a dozen Imperial Soldiers and Sith without raising a mere finger.

"If I wished to fight I would not have freed your crew or killed these guards."

―Scourge (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Sith = telling truth // Sith = freed us + secured hangar."

―T7-01 (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

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Scourge, while serving under Darth Nyriss, telekinetically pushed a Sith Acolyte far back into a hard rock.

"He lashed out with the Force, striking the man in the chest hard enough to send him stumbling back several steps into the cavern wall.

The man struck the rough-hewn rock hard enough to knock the lightsaber from his hand, leaving him unarmed."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge, while serving under Darth Nyriss, telekinetically pushed a mercenary far back into a statue.

"Channeling his rage, he unleashed a concentrated wave of energy that struck the woman square in the chest. The impact lifted her off her feet and sent her flying backward through the air. Her journey was cut short when she slammed against the base of one of the abstract statues"

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge, under the guidance of Revan, was capable of throwing an ordinary foe far across a room. While the burst unleashed was insignificant to Darth Nyriss' Force Barrier, it was still capable of knocking the immensely powerful Sith Lord off balance - allowing Meetra Surik to scramble away to safety..

"At the same time, Scourge lashed out with the Force, catching Nyriss flush in the center of her chest. An ordinary foe would have been thrown clear across the room, but Nyriss instinctively threw up a Force barrier to protect herself, absorbing and redirecting the brunt of the impact. Even so, Scourge’s attack knocked her off balance just enough to send her lightsaber wide of the mark, giving Meetra the opportunity she needed to scramble away to safety."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge, while serving under Darth Nyriss, slamed a Patrol Droid down so hard it shatters.

"The second took evasive action, dropping down behind the conveyor belt and a line of assembly droids. It skimmed along the ground, closing the gap until it popped up from behind its cover so it could fire at point-blank range. Scourge made sure it never got the chance.

Reaching out to grab the drone with the invisible hand of the Force, he slammed it back down to the ground. Its legs snapped off and went flying; its exterior hull cracked in multiple places; several of the welded plates tore loose. All the lights on its body went dim."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge, while serving under Darth Nyriss, telekinetically choked the Imperial Intelligence member Sechel.

"Scourge raised his hand toward Sechel and reached out to the Force. The servant began to gasp and clutch at his throat as his body was lifted slowly up into the air by an invisible hand.

“You will tell me what is going on,” Scourge said, his voice devoid of all emotion. “You will tell me everything, or you will die. Do you understand?”

Sechel tried to speak but could only cough and sputter. Instead he nodded frantically. Satisfied, Scourge released his hold. Abruptly Sechel dropped the full meter to the ground, where he landed in a heap, grunting in pain before scrambling to his knees."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge, while serving under Darth Nyriss, telekinetically choked the Imperial Intelligence member Sechel.

“On second thought, I think I’ll stay out here,” the other Sith replied. “I get the feeling you don’t like the answers I’m giving you.”

“Do you think I need to get you alone to inflict pain?” Scourge asked, casually reaching out with the Force to give Sechel’s windpipe a quick squeeze.

Sechel gasped and threw his hands up to his throat, his eyes wide with fear. “Nyriss will have your head if you harm me again!” he blustered."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge, while serving under Darth Nyriss, riped off the separatists' cameras mounted onto poles.

"There were four cams on the roof, mounted on poles at each corner. In rapid succession he reached out with the Force and snapped them off one by one, sending them tumbling from their perches to shatter on the street below."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge frequently used lightsaber throws in combat, in which it spanned great distances and killed even Sith.

"The speeder was heading away from him, circling around for another strafing run. Before it could complete its turn, Scourge stepped out from behind the statue and launched his lightsaber across the courtyard. The crimson blade went spiraling through the night, tracing a wide, looping arc. It clipped the back end of the speeder, sending up a shower of spark and flame, and continued on its trajectory to return to Scourge’s outstretched hand."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

"With a casual flick of his wrist, Scourge sent his own lightsaber spiraling toward his defenseless foe. At the last second, the man threw up his hands in a vain effort to protect himself, but the glowing blade easily sliced through his palms and throat before ricocheting back to Scourge’s waiting grasp."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

"The patrol drone’s sensors were focused on the gate, not on the Sith warrior bearing down on it from behind. Once he closed to within ten meters, Scourge ignited his lightsaber and launched it with a quick flick of the wrist. The spinning blade easily sliced through the unreinforced plating of the droid’s hull and into its control circuits, sending up a shower of sparks before returning to Scourge’s hand.

The hovering drone dropped to the ground, its repulsors rendered nonfunctional. Two of its three legs were pinned beneath the conical body; the third jutted out at a strange angle, mangled by the fall. The row of blinking lights flashed erratically, internal sensors overwhelmed by the catastrophic damage."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

"Scourge turned his attention to the next two patrol drones. He dispatched the first by hurling his lightsaber at it, knocking it from the air with a single well-placed throw before it even got close enough to use its internally mounted blaster."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Consume Essence (Alter):

Scourge had a rare and unique ability in the Force where he feasts upon the raw emotions of his enemy, amplifying his own strength and power. The more powerful his opponent was, the more powerful he becomes. The ability itself resembles some of the core elements of Vaapad and Force Drain.

“You have a special gift. You do not just feed on the raw emotions of your foe; you gorge yourself on them. You feast on their primal fear. It amplifies your hate and anger. It fuels the power of the Force. It transforms you into an instrument of death and destruction.”

―Darth Nyriss (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

“Xedrix surrounds himself with acolytes of the dark side. Your talent will let you feed on their power and turn it against them. The greater your opponent’s connection to the Force, the stronger you become.”

―Darth Nyriss (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

"Scourge’s savage and sudden assault, and the bloody carnage he left in his wake, sent them into a panic. He fed on their primal fears. Some he killed, others he left mortally wounded and writhing on the floor, their lives enduring for thirty or forty agonizing seconds while their high-pitched cries of pain fueled his bloodlust. Scourge drank in their terror and confusion, and felt the growing power of the dark side"

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

"He focused on the pain, transforming it into anger to fuel the Force for a savage counterattack. At the same time, instinctively, he drew upon his opponent’s fear, adding it to his own passion and further amplifying the power he was gathering."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

"The two apprentices launched themselves at Scourge, unleashing their rage as they drew on the power of the dark side, unaware that their anger was feeding their opponent, as well."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

The Sith Lord fed on the man’s fear, savoring it as the heat of the dark side rushed through him

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

"During his time at the Academy, Scourge had discovered that there were many ways to draw upon the power of the Force. His natural talents had led him down the path of the warrior: learning to channel his emotions into strength and raw outbursts of lethal energy. But other students had trained with the Inquisitors, studying a very different curriculum."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Telepathy (Alter):

The content in the next section reflects the umbrella title of Telepathy, also known as Force Fear, Mind Trick, Mind Control, Dominate Mind, Force Illusions, Force Persuasion, Affect Mind, and Alter Mind.

Scourge sent ripples of fear into the minds of the surviving separatists.

"He channeled that power and refocused it, sending it out in waves that rippled across the room, further inciting the panicked retreat of his enemies."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Force Concealment (Control):

The content in the next section reflects the power(s) of Force Concealment, also known as Force Cloak, Force Stealth, Buried Presence, Force Camouflage, Force Fade, or Force Haze.

Scourge was able to conceal his presence from Dark Council member Darth Xedris and two Sith Acolytes from a few meters away. He was also able to ward himself off from the chill of the subterranean air.

"As expected, Darth Xedrix hadn’t come alone. A pair of Sith acolytes—humans, one male, one female—preceded him, striding into the cave, lightsabers drawn. They wore light armor under robes of blue and gold, the colors of their liege.

The circular cavern was only ten meters in diameter and dark. The only illumination came from their blades and the glowing fungus that clung to the rough rock walls. Scourge crouched in the shadows, wrapped in a cloak of the dark side that both made him invisible to the Force and helped to ward off the chill of the subterranean air. He remained motionless as the pair passed within a few meters of his hiding place, patiently waiting."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

“No, Xedrix would sense it coming. Whoever we send will have to hide his presence through the Force until Xedrix walks into the trap.”

―Darth Nyriss (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

Force Speed (Control):

The content in the next section reflects the power(s) of Force Speed, also known as Force Sprint.

Scourge ran faster than an auto-targeting blaster cannon could track.

"Scourge leapt to the side as a barrage of blasterfire was unleashed from the vehicle. He hit the ground in a roll that brought him to his feet just in time to spring clear of a second series of bolts. Moving with the blinding speed of the Force, he raced across the courtyard, bolts ricocheting off the ground just behind him every step of the way... The speeder had to be equipped with an autotargeting blaster cannon"

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge moved his lightsaber in precise blurs under heavy armor.

"Instead he performed a complex routine of drills designed to hone his reflexes, all while wearing his heavy armor. His crimson blade hummed as he cycled through the aggressive thrusts and cuts of Juyo, the seventh form of lightsaber combat. The weapon moved so fast that it was nothing but a blur, but each strike was precise and controlled."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge moved faster than programmed Patrol Droids could react.

"The Force had sustained him so far: protecting him from the worst of the heat and allowing him to move faster than his enemies could react. "

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge moved his hand faster than Imperial Intelligence member Sechel could react.

"Before he could react, Scourge jabbed out with his hand, driving his fingers into Sechel’s throat."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge augmented himself to supernatural speeds with the Force.

"Two hovering patrol drones similar to the one he had dispatched earlier were the first to arrive on the scene, swooping down to floor level from one of the catwalks near the eastern wall. Scourge charged, moving with the supernatural speed of the Force."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

An exhausted and injured Scourge drew on the Force for speed.

"Jumping the security fence wasn’t an option in his current state, so he headed for the gate he’d unlocked for Sechel at the start of the mission. He was slowing down, the weight of his armor sapping the last of his strength; he drew on the Force to give himself a last burst of speed."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Force Jump (Control):

The content in the next section reflects the power(s) of Force Jump, also known as Force Leap.

Scourge used the Force to jump above a nine foot tall security fence.

“Meet me at the gate,” Scourge said. Not bothering to wait for a reply, he broke from his cover, sprinting toward the three-meter-high security fence. Building speed with a dozen quick steps, he launched himself into the air, his cape billowing out behind him. He cleared the fence by only a few centimeters, close enough that he could feel a tingle in the soles of his boots from the lethal current coursing through it.

At the apex of his leap he hung suspended in the air for just an instant; then gravity reasserted its hold and he plummeted to the ground. He landed in a three-point stance, using his free hand to help absorb the impact."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge jumped far above and behind two skilled mercenaries with great speed.

"The male was on the far side of the speeder, struggling to get his blaster rifle out of the wreckage. The female was on the near side, her blaster pistols already drawn. Scourge was less than five meters away when she opened fire.

He didn’t bother trying to block the bolts. Instead, he launched himself upward, his forward momentum carrying him in a high, somersaulting leap that arced over both the woman and the damaged speeder. The sudden move caught her off guard, and though she fired several hurried shots, none hit him."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Force Sense (Sense):

Scourge had the rare gift of Shatterpoint, being able to sense the flaws and weakness of another with a mere observation. The origins of this ability seemingly go back to his expertise in interrogation (see "Physical Attributes"), where he was able to distinguish fact from fiction. However, with centuries of experience battling countless warriors, he has mastered such gift to greater heights.

"Centuries spent watching his fellow Sith Lords rise and fall has given Lord Scourge a unique perspective on people. He can analyze someone’s flaws after only brief observation, and freely shares his perceptions (whether they’re wanted or not)."

―Lord Scourge Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"In his many decades as the Emperor's personal executioner, Scourge has developed a unique view of people, and a fatalistic view of the galaxy at large. He possesses an uncanny ability to analyze those around him to discover their weaknesses, and use that knowledge to his advantage."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Official Website

"Effective interrogation was an art, and Scourge had an innate ability to parse fact from fiction."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge expanded his senses to an enormous manufacturing plant to scan for life.

"Reaching out with the Force, he could sense no other living beings in the vicinity."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge registered an immense amount of details without even conscious thought.

"Scourge leapt through the hatch leading into the warehouse’s upper floor. There were no interior walls; it consisted of a single massive room. In the far corner a staircase led down to the lower level. A row of mattresses ran along one wall, but the primary purpose of the space seemed to be storage. Crates and footlockers were scattered about, along with a haphazard collection of armor, weapons, and other military equipment. A computer terminal had been set up near the mattresses, along with four blank monitors that would once have shown the images from the security cams on the roof.

Scourge registered all this without conscious thought; his primary focus was on the twenty-odd humans struggling into their combat gear to join the battle downstairs."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge sensed fear in Darth Xedrix despite the Dark Council member trying to conceal himself.

"Scourge reached out with the Force again, trying once more to catch a glimpse beneath Xedrix’s veil. To his surprise he sensed something this time. Fear. Desperation. And almost no trace of the dark side burning inside his enemy."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge sensed the presence and emotions of the occupants of a speeder from afar as hostile in seconds.

"All of this, from Scourge’s first awareness of the speeder to confirmation of its hostile intent, took less than two seconds."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

"In the darkness of the storm, he could just make out the speeder’s silhouette heading straight for them. He reached out with the Force, probing the vehicle and its passengers. He felt a bolt of anger rip through him as his suspicions were confirmed: Whoever was in the speeder was coming to kill him."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge sensed the presence of Revan across the vast distance of space around Nathema.

"As they broke the atmosphere of the cursed world, some semblance of normalcy returned. Scourge felt the Force rushing in to fill the emptiness inside him; he felt its power invigorating him and restoring his strength. At the same time, he also felt something else: the presence of someone strong in the Force—someone who was neither Nyriss nor him.

Nyriss suddenly began punching away at the shuttle’s controls, scanning the system for another vessel, and Scourge knew she felt it, too."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge sensed the lack of Force-sensitivity of the Imperial Intelligence member Sechel.

"Reaching out, Scourge sensed only the faintest hint of the Force in the other, and his features twisted into a sneer of revulsion."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge used the Force to probe his surroundings to ensure there is no threat around him.

"As he drew near the offices, he saw both Sechel and Murtog huddled at a comm terminal. Surprisingly, there were no other members of Murtog’s team nearby. Scourge approached cautiously, probing with the Force to see if he could detect any immediate threat."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Force Visions (Sense):

Scourge had a Force Vision that showed him millions of possible scenarios of Revan's fight with the Emperor. Then, in absolute clarity, he saw the future of the Hero of Tython's triumph over the Emperor - a future that would later come true. During this experience, time itself froze in place.

"For Scourge, the universe suddenly seemed frozen in place, as if time itself had stopped. He realized he was at a crux in history; fate and destiny would be forever altered in the next few moments.

The Force washed over him in a wave, and a million possible futures flickered through his mind simultaneously. In some the Emperor was no more; in others he had transformed the entire galaxy into an empty wasteland. He saw both Revan’s triumph and defeat in the throne room; he saw variations of his own life and death played out over and over in every conceivable way, shape, and form.

He had to choose, but there was no way to know which was the most likely outcome, or what actions of his would lead to which results. Revan had said visions could guide the Jedi, but for Scourge they brought nothing but confusion.

The moment passed and the universe began to move again, though everything seemed to be happening in slow motion. Revan and Meetra stepped forward, ready to initiate the final confrontation. Scourge knew he had to act now; he had to make his choice.

In a sudden moment of clarity he saw the Emperor lying defeated at the feet of a powerful Jedi, but that Jedi was neither Revan nor Meetra. And the Sith Lord knew what he had to do."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge saw a Force Vision of the Emperor consuming the entire galaxy.

"Jedi are not alone in seeing the future. Centuries ago I had a vision of the Emperor destroying the galaxy. Republic, Empire, everything gone."

―Scourge (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Scourge saw a Force Vision of Revan and the Jedi Exile's defeat by the Emperor.

"He propped himself into a sitting position and closed his eyes, trying to open himself up to the Force. Taking slow, deep breaths, he focused on letting his mind open itself to the infinite possibilities swirling through time and space. After several minutes he managed to drift into a state of semiconsciousness.

Revan lay motionless on the floor of the Citadel’s throne room. Meetra and Scourge lay beside him, their bodies twisted and broken, clinging to the last moments of life.

The Emperor approached the trio, regarding them with a cold and casual contempt as he loomed above his fallen adversaries. Scourge tried to stand and flee, but his crippled limbs wouldn’t support his weight. All he could do was crawl on his belly like a worm.

His efforts drew the attention of the Emperor, who didn’t speak but came over and lowered himself to one knee. He grabbed Scourge by the shoulder and rolled him over so he was staring up into the twin voids of the Emperor’s eyes.

As he reached out a hand and placed it on Scourge’s forehead, the Sith began to scream.

Scourge’s eyes popped open as his mind snapped to a fully alert state of consciousness. His heart was pounding, and he could still hear the sound of his own scream ringing in his ears...

Scourge shook his head, trying to push away the remnants of his dream. But the memory stayed with him, and he began to realize that what he had seen was something more than a mere nightmare.

The experience lacked the hazy, surreal feel of a dream. It had been too vivid, the details too sharp and precise to be a figment manifested by his subconscious. There was only one possible explanation for what had happened: the Force had given Scourge a vision."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Precognition (Sense):

Scourge's instincts or Farsight were known to rarely be wrong.

“My instincts are seldom wrong. My reputation is well earned.”

―Scourge (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

Scourge commonly had premonitions of danger through the Force.

“Have you ever felt a premonition of danger through the Force? Sensed a threat before it was revealed?”

“Of course.”

―Revan and Scourge (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan)

Force Listening (Sense):

Scourge heard the sound of a faint speeder from afar through a storm on Dromund Kaas.

"He was still pondering this new information when he heard a speeder approaching through the storm. The sound was innocuous, but it instantly put his senses on high alert. His heart began beating rapidly and his breathing quickened. A rush of adrenaline caused his cheek tendrils to twitch and his muscles to tense."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Pain Resistance:

The content in the next section reflects the umbrella title of Pain Resistance, including Control Pain, Endurance, Stamina, Pain Tolerance, and Durability.

Scourge received Immortality at the hands of the Empire in a process that bound Scourge to eternal pain and suffering. The agony was unbearable, described as feeling like invisible claws ripping his insides. Over centuries, Scourge eventually became unable to feel pain itself anymore. All the quotes below, with the exception of the quotes linked to this feat, reflect to a time before Scourge received such gift.

“Feel your mortality as it is stripped away.”

Scourge screamed as invisible claws tore at his insides, seemingly shredding his vital organs.

The heat in his chest had spread to the rest of his body; it felt as if his blood were made of fire. The agony became unbearable, and he shrieked and collapsed to the floor.

“The ritual cannot be undone,” the Emperor said as Scourge writhed and wept at his feet.

Through his torment, Scourge realized with dawning horror what the Emperor was saying. The ritual was over, but the searing heat and the rending of his insides continued unabated.

Focusing his will, he managed to still the convulsions racking his body. He forced himself to his knees, though every movement seemed to amplify the pain. Trembling, he rose to his feet and addressed the Emperor.

“How long will this anguish last?” he asked, his jaw clenched.

“As time passes you will learn to accept and endure your suffering,” the Emperor answered. “Your mind and body will find ways to deal with the pain. After many months you will become accustomed enough to it to function in your role as the Emperor’s Wrath. Eventually you will simply become numb, unable to feel anything at all.”

“Why?” Scourge asked, his voice something between a sob and a moan.

“Everything has a cost,” the Emperor explained. “This is the price of immortality.”

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

"Lord Scourge was rewarded the title of the Emperor's Wrath and an eternally agonizing immortality."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

Lord Scourge has dutifully served the Empire for over three hundred years, his life unnaturally prolonged by perverse technology and his master’s dark side powers."

―Lord Scourge Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Despite the terrible pain of excruciating Force Lightning, Scourge still managed to rise to his feet.

"Scourge broke into a run, charging at his enemy the instant he understood the nature of the trap. Xedrix had kept him talking while he gathered his power for a single, lethal attack.

Xedrix raised his left hand and unleashed his power in a storm of purple lightning. Scourge instinctively used the Force to throw up an invisible barrier to shield himself. The bolts arced through the air, ripping through the shield to engulf Scourge in electric agony.

He screamed, his voice rising above the hiss and crackle of the fiery energy coursing through his veins. Every nerve in his body exploded in excruciating pain as the lightning seared his flesh, cooking him in his own armor. He fell to the floor, curled into himself, his skin blistered and burned. The whole thing had taken only a few seconds...

Ignoring the terrible pain, Scourge somehow forced himself to his feet. Xedrix raised an eyebrow in mild surprise."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge rose to his feet after having several broken ribs, cuts in dozens of places, bleeding on the head and neck, thrown onto the ground by a massive explosion, and immense exhaustion.

"Fortunately, most of the explosion was contained within the plant, preventing them from being pulverized by the concussive force. As it was, they were swept off their feet and sent tumbling through the security gate by a wall of air, sound, and shards of glass. Scourge hit the ground, rolled onto his stomach, and instinctively covered the back of his head as debris rained down around them. He lay there for about thirty seconds, dazed, ears still ringing.

He forced himself to his feet, triggering a coughing fit. The broken ribs made it feel like his chest was being stabbed as he hacked up bloodflecked phlegm. The back of his head and neck were also bleeding: flying glass had cut him in at least a dozen places, though his armor had shielded most of his body."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

"Forcing his weary legs into a run, he raced across the pitch-black manufacturing floor. His broken ribs made it almost impossible to catch his breath, and his thighs and calves were on fire."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Even after suffering extreme pain, Scourge refused to show any sign of weakness.

"This time several of her blasts found their mark. Scourge’s armor absorbed the worst of the attack, but he felt a searing pain in his shoulder as a small amount of the particle beam energy found its way through a joint in his armor to scorch his flesh."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

"As Murtog led the way through the halls of the stronghold, Lord Scourge did his best to ignore the pain radiating from his wounded shoulder... The pain in Scourge’s shoulder was becoming more intense as his armor rubbed against the wounded flesh. Yet he kept pace with the stocky human, refusing to show any sign of weakness."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge felt unbearable pain and heat but continued to press himself onward.

"With the five hovering patrol drones closing in on him, Scourge raced toward the vats of molten metal in the center of the room. The catwalk he was on passed right beside the nearest vat. As he drew closer, the heat became almost unbearable. He felt his skin blistering, but he ignored the pain and continued onward."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Physical Attributes:

Scourge's armor absorbed direct blaster fire into his chest and shoulders. This is a display of Durability.

"The drones opened fire, but Scourge never changed course, relying on his armor to absorb their blaster bolts. One of the bolts narrowly missed his ear; two more slammed into his chest. He felt the impact, but it wasn’t enough even to knock him off-stride."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

"One of the bolts struck Scourge squarely between the shoulder blades, but luckily it didn’t penetrate his armor."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge crushed the face of a Sith Acolyte with his boot, shattering cartilage and bone.

"Scourge landed beside their prone forms. He brought his heavy boot crashing down on his fallen foe’s face, relishing the wet crunch of cartilage and bone beneath his heel. Her body spasmed, the muscles locked in the seizures of her death throes."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge injured then later breaks the neck of Imperial Intelligence member Sechel, killing him.

"Before he could react, Scourge jabbed out with his hand, driving his fingers into Sechel’s throat.

The other Sith dropped to his knees, gasping for air. Scourge stepped inside the apartment and closed the door behind him.

Sechel struggled to speak, but all that came out was a rasping cough...

He brought his left arm up and under Sechel’s chin, the forearm pressing hard on his windpipe. At the same time his right hand reached around and gripped the top of Sechel’s head.

Sechel had become a liability. Scourge couldn’t leave him behind, and taking him with him was far more trouble than it was worth.

The smaller Sith struggled to break the hold as Scourge began to apply pressure to the vertebrae in his neck. There were literally hundreds of ways he could have killed Sechel, but given their history he wanted their final moments to be up close and personal.

Sechel tried to kick him, but Scourge had positioned himself so that the flailing foot of the other Sith only struck feebly against his thigh. He took a deep breath, braced his left arm, and yanked hard with his right hand. There was a surprisingly loud pop, and Sechel’s body spasmed once before going completely limp."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge backhanded the famed Jedi Revan's cheek, causing him to bleed and swell.

"The tall male Sith beside her reached out with a hand and casually delivered a backhanded slap across Revan’s cheek. “We don’t have time to play games,” he said. His voice wasn’t angry or threatening; it was calm and completely matter-of-fact.

Revan tasted blood; the smack had cut the inside of his mouth. He could feel the sting of the wound and the swelling of his lip. Apparently the drugs used to dull his mind had been carefully selected so they would not interfere with the sensation of physical pain."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Scourge was a master at interrogation and dominated the minds of strong-willed subjects.

"Effective interrogation was an art, and Scourge had an innate ability to parse fact from fiction... His advanced techniques, combined with his ability to draw upon the dark side, allowed him to quickly dominate weak minds. Strong-willed subjects were more of a challenge, yet in the end he always got results."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

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Satele Shan Respect Thread (Updated 2017)

"These are the moments we strive for, when the hope of victory becomes real." ―Satele Shan

This is the largest collection of Satele Shan feats and accolades. Respect the Grand Master.

NOTE: For optimal experience, view this respect thread in its blog format. Additionally, please do not view this thread on a mobile or tablet device - use a laptop or personal computer. May the Force be with you.

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Force Accolades:

Satele Shan and Darth Marr, leader of the Dark Council, believed themselves to be equals. Following his death, his understanding and knowledge in the Force grew as they studied together on Odessen. They were both considered to be among the greatest Force users in the galaxy following the Galactic War.

"After my defeat, I sought an ally to make things right again. But only one in all the galaxy was my equal. We met on this world. We argued, explored... and found an understanding."

―Darth Marr (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"As the Outlander, unravel dangerous truths about your destiny that bind you to your dark enemy and get ready to wield a powerful new weapon inspired by some of the greatest Force users in the galaxy."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Official Website

Satele Shan was an immensely powerful Jedi, especially due to her connection with Revan and Bastila Shan. Due to her accomplishments in the Galactic War, Satele Shan was looked upon as the quintessential Jedi. Her mastery over the Force eventually allowed her to become Grand Master of the Jedi Order.

"Master Satele is heir to a line of powerful Jedi. She claims to be a descendant of the once-fallen hero Revan, and Bastila Shan, whose battle meditation skills were peerless. Though there is immense power in the Shan bloodline, there is also a streak of unorthodoxy."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"The Grand Master possessed prodigious Force powers."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance

"Satele Shan, hero of the Republic, paragon of the Jedi Order. Strong in the Force. She was a champion of the light; a symbol; an icon."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Annihilation

"Renowned for her wisdom and powerful connection to the Force, Master Satele Shan is the voice and conscience of the Jedi Order. She is a direct descendant of Bastila Shan, the legendary Jedi who battled Darth Revan centuries ago."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Official Website

"You're better than this, Satele. I sense your strength. You know what's right. If Darth Revan's blood flows through your veins, you belong with us."

―Darth Baras (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Threat of Peace)

"The secret son of Jace Malcom and Satele Shan, two of the Republic's greatest military and Jedi champions, Theron was destined for greatness."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Official Website

"Satele Shan, guardian of the Republic, whose words inspired armies. They had fought separately, on the Ash Plains of Lenico and in the asteroid-hives of Gelpog the Tyrant. Together (Satele Shan, Jaric Kaedan, Bela Kiwiiks, and Syo Bakarn) were invincible! They fought twenty thousand years of evil, incarnate in the Sith Emperor and his servants. They never faltered. Of them all, it was Satele who made me the most proud."

―Ngani Zho (Star Wars: The Old Republic: The Lost Suns)

Combat Abilities:

Satele Shan defeated Darth Malgus, an immensely powerful Sith Lord and one of the greatest warriors in the Sith Empire, in an intense engagement on Alderaan. During the battle she contended with Darth Malgus in lightsaber combat before having to resort to the Force to overpower the legendary Sith.

"To this day, Jace Malcom's face is etched with scars earned in the Battle of Alderaan. Darth Malgus, however, suffered far worse injuries. The traumas he earned at the hands of Malcom and Satele Shan forced Malgus to wear a respirator mask if he hoped to survive."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"Malgus' brutal campaign nearly ended forever when he suffered a crushing defeat battling Jace Malcom, commander of the elite Havoc Squad, and Satele Shan on Alderaan."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

Satele Shan killed numerous Sith warriors and Sith war-droids before they could react.

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Satele Shan and Kao Cen Darach held their own against the Sith Lords Vindican and Darth Malgus above Korriban. During the battle, she contended with Darth Malgus before kicking him far away.

"Miraculously, a Jedi Padawan managed to survive the attack and returned to Coruscant to inform the Jedi Council of what happened―that Korriban was back in the enemy's hands."

―Gnost-Dural (The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural)

Satele Shan briefly dueled Darth Baras, who would later be a Dark Council member, to a stalemate.

"I encountered the infamous Darth Angral and witnessed firsthand his continued rage against the Republic."

―Satele Shan (The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural)

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Satele Shan fought through many Sith and Imperial Troopers before she confronted and defeated Darth Mekhis, a Dark Council member, which forced her to flee grievously injured. The victory won the battle.

"Send my Sith Knights. My creations will hurt him, as his apprentice hurt me."

―Darth Mekhis (Star Wars: The Old Republic: The Lost Suns)

"The Dark Council member Darth Mehkis led Imperial forces in a crushing invasion against the Outer Rim planet of Rhen Var. The Empire annihilated the Republic to claim the planet, until a Republic counter-attack rallied by Jedi Knights Satele Shan and Jaric Kaedan drove the Sith off Rhen Var."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

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Satele Shan was a gifted Jedi warrior who turned the tide of the entire Great Galactic War.

"Master Satele is a veteran warrior who has repeatedly confronted the power of the dark side and survived. Master Satele bravely fought the resurgent Sith Empire when she was a Padawan, playing a key role in several major battles during the last war."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Official Website

"The Republic suffered heavy losses at the Sith Emperor's genius strategy brought the galaxy to its knees. But while politicians argued, Republic heroes such as Jedi Knight Satele Shan emerged on the battlefield and forced a stalemate."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"Both a gifted warrior and wise teacher, Satele was personally responsible for rediscovering Tython and its hyperspace route"

―Satele Shan (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Satele Shan cut through dozens of deadly hex droids as Eldon Ax watched in awe.

"Master Satele unexpectedly dropped down into a ravine, and Ax followed. There she stopped dead. The Jedi was standing on the ground with one finger to her lips. She counted down three fingers with her other hand, and then leapt straight up into the air with lightsaber flashing. The first of the pursuing hexes fell in two equal pieces. The rest shrieked and rushed in to fight...

The Grand Master possessed prodigious Force powers. A gesture crushed hexes into balls or blew them apart from the inside. A look stilled them in mid-lunge while Ax rushed in to finish them off. In a matter of moments, the dozen were dealt with and Ax was looking around for more."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance

"The Grand Master had impressed with more than her telekinetic and telepathic skills. Her speed and decisiveness in combat were unbelievable-but she never once made a sound. Her face was calm, almost serene, as she slashed and hacked through the hexes. There was a tranquility about her, almost a blissfulness, that spoke of an intimacy with violence Ax had not expected. To the Sith, violence was an art form. To Master Satele, it seemed like life itself."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance

Satele Shan was trained extensively, engaging in hundreds of duels under various Jedi Masters. She took her training to such levels that she became a master with a lightsaber staff as the Grand Master. Following the Eternal Empire invasion, Satele Shan went into exile and studied a plethora of new combat and Force-based techniques, gaining considerable wisdom alongside her partner Darth Marr. Some titles include...

  • Combat Techniques of a Jedi Battlemaster (Author: Kao Cen Darach)
  • Tython Training Grounds: Techniques to Achieve Jedi Enlightenment
  • Studies of the Force (Author: Ngani Zho)
  • Korriban Training Facility: Exercises in Harnessing Sith Power
  • Aspects of the Force, The Light and the Dark (Author: Tasiele Shan)

"I had engaged in hundreds of practice duels with my fellow Padawans..."

―Satele Shan (The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural)

"Master Satele studied under several different Masters in her youth... As an adolescent, Satele trained with Battlemaster Kao Cen Darach. It was he who taught Satele to fight with a double-bladed lightsaber and guided her through the final trials to become a full-fledged Jedi Knight."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"Wielding double bladed lightsabers is incredibly dangerous, and unskilled Sith have ended their own lives - and the lives of those around them when attempting to use such a weapon before their training is complete."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

Telekinesis (Alter):

Satele Shan telekinetically blasted Darth Malgus backwards after absorbing his lightsaber energy with Tutaminis. With Darth Malgus unable to move, Satele Shan gathered more energy to unleash a Force Burst that was strong enough to obliterate an entire mountain side, turning it into rubble.

“You dropped a mountain on him,” Jace grunted in disbelief."

―Jace Malcom (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Annihilation)

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Satele Shan reduced a large door into rubble with the power of the Force.

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Satele Shan unleashed a burst in the ground that sent three Sith Warriors flying in the air.

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Satele Shan destroys deadly hex droids with telekinetic gestures and stares.

"The Grand Master possessed prodigious Force powers. A gesture crushed hexes into balls or blew them apart from the inside. A look stilled them in mid-lunge while Ax rushed in to finish them off. In a matter of moments, the dozen were dealt with and Ax was looking around for more."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance

Satele Shan telekinetically shattered the bark of a large tree, forcing it to fall.

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Satele Shan telekinetically slamed two Imperial Commandos against a door, incapacitating them.

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On the powerful world of Odessen, Satele Shan moved large trees across a landscape.

"These heavy logs were clearly cut from the surrounding forest, but there are no drag marks to show how they could have been brought to camp."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

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Satele Shan telekinetically grabed her lightsaber into her grasp.

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Teleportation (Alter):

Satele Shan appeared to Force Fold the instant before the Outlander's blade struck down upon her, sparing her from a dangerous confrontation and momentarily blinding her powerful opponent.

"It's not my time to die. Not yet."

―Satele Shan( Star Wars: The Old Republic)

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Battle Meditation (Alter):

Satele Shan's Battle Meditation greatly amplified the strike team in battle against Revan. During this, she also used Force Healing to revive or heal incapacitated or injured allies during the battle.

"[The team's] combat effectiveness is greatly increased."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

"[Satele Shan] is increasing the combat effectiveness of all friendly characters within range."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

"[Satele Shan is] reviving an incapacitated ally. [The ally is] being healed."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

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Like the famous Bastila Shan, Satele Shan had the rare gift of Battle Meditation.

"She does have the gift, Master Zym, just like Bastila did. I'm sure of it."

―Dar'nala (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Threat of Peace)

Tutaminis (Control):

The content in the next section reflects the power(s) of Tutaminis, also known as Force Absorption .

Satele Shan was able to catch and absorb Darth Malgus' lightsaber with her hands.

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Force Barrier (Control):

The content in the next section reflects the power(s) of Force Barriers, also known as Force Shield.

Satele Shan's Force Barrier was more powerful than any attack powerful hex droids can unleash. While under the protection of the barrier she created, she shielded her team while performing Levitation.

"Master Satele floated in a ball in the center of the room, her Force shield shimmering around her, a milky luminescence maintained barely a finger-span from her body... Master Satele's shield was undoubtedly strong enough to deflect anything the hex could throw at them, so he kept her ahead of him. His job was simply to move both of them-fast."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance

Satele Shan's Force Barrier produced a calming influence that left the hex droids non-hostile.

"You're influencing them?"

"As much as I can, which isn't very much. They only attack when either obstructed or threatened. I'm doing neither, so they're letting me be. They won't go away, but at least they're not aggressive. I think I can hold them back while you come to the door..."

He pushed the button. The gale tried to blow him away but he was firmly braced against the opposite wall. The hexes flailed in surprise, suddenly released from Master Satele's calming influence and blinded by the frozen air coating their sensory pods. Shigar was partly blind, too-he could see only blurrily through the mist stuck to his visor- but he had the advantage of not having to see. His Master's presence was like a beacon to him.

He lunged into the tiny chamber and hit the switch to seal the door behind him. The hexes scrabbled to get in. It wouldn't be long before they cut their way through. He had maybe seconds to find another way out."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance

Satele Shan could survive in the vacuum of space while protected by her Force Barrier.

"I have a suit for you-"

"I won't have a chance to put it on. There's no air lock. I'll keep a bubble of air around me using a Force shield. That'll give me a couple of minutes.

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance

Satele Shan handled a lightning attack from Lord Vindican, who has shown the ability to scorch starfighter hulls with his power, without suffering any visible injury and only being left momentarily dazed.

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Satele Shan casted a Force Barrier in her battle with Revan, leaving her greatly protected.

"[Satele Shan's] Force Barrier [is] immune to all damage, control, and negative effects."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

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Force Speed (Control):

The content in the next section reflects the power(s) of Force Speed, also known as Force Sprint.

Satele Shan killed numerous Sith warriors and Sith war-droids before they can react or hit the ground.

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Satele Shan ran at a speed deemed unbelievable by even the Sith Eldon Ax.

"The Grand Master had impressed with more than her telekinetic and telepathic skills. Her speed and decisiveness in combat were unbelievable-but she never once made a sound. Her face was calm, almost serene, as she slashed and hacked through the hexes. There was a tranquility about her, almost a blissfulness, that spoke of an intimacy with violence Ax had not expected. To the Sith, violence was an art form. To Master Satele, it seemed like life itself."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance

Satele Shan ran at great speed, forcing Eldon Ax to work harder to merely keep up.

"Satele Shan moved from a standing start with surprising speed. Ax was taken by surprise, and had to hustle to keep up."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance

Satele Shan moved at a pace that was compared to a cannonball.

"The corridor blurred. Master Satele preceded him like a cannonball, blowing the hex backward, out of the wreckage and into space."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance

Satele Shan moved with such speed and precision it appeared she vanished.

"When he turned back, Satele Shan was gone, vanished into the night as though she had never been there at all."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance

Force Jump (Control):

The content in the next section reflects the power(s) of Force Jump, also known as Force Leap.

Satele Shan and Eldon Ax leapt incredibly high, far above an alleged volcanic eruption.

"They ran and leapt together. For a moment, they were high above the drowning maze, held aloft by the Force and momentum, and nothing could touch them. Ax wished she could stay there forever, in that peaceful place where contradictory forces canceled out and all was still."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance

During her exile, Satele Shan established elaborate paths that required the use of the Force.

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Satele Shan performed several acrobatic leaps before jumping a great distance to the Redshifter.

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Force Concealment (Control):

The content in the next section reflects the power(s) of Force Concealment, also known as Force Cloak, Force Stealth, Buried Presence, Force Camouflage, Force Fade, or Force Haze.

Satele Shan followed Eldon Ax around soundlessly without the latter sensing her presence.

"Something dropped soundlessly behind her. She was up with lightsaber lit in an instant.

"Impressive reflexes, " said Master Satele, to all appearances unconcerned by the possibility that Ax might have cut her in half. She hadn't even activated her own lightsaber. "Your peripheral vision could use some work, though. I've been on your tail ever since you landed."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance

Satele Shan was able to run and engage in combat without making any sound.

"The Grand Master had impressed with more than her telekinetic and telepathic skills. Her speed and decisiveness in combat were unbelievable-but she never once made a sound. Her face was calm, almost serene, as she slashed and hacked through the hexes. There was a tranquility about her, almost a blissfulness, that spoke of an intimacy with violence Ax had not expected. To the Sith, violence was an art form. To Master Satele, it seemed like life itself."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance

"Still, Ax's pace increased until she was almost running from room to room, seeking something she couldn't put a name to. Master Satele followed, moving lightly and silently in her wake."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance

Precognition (Sense):

Satele Shan's precognition was legendary and quintessential.

"The foresight of Grand Master Satele Shan was legendary, and never wrong."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance

Praise of Satele Shan's Farseeing prowess reached the ears of even Republic soldiers.

"She didn't believe in omens-or any kind of future-telling at all, really, despite talk of Master Satele's abilities in that regard-but she decided to take it as a good sign. Everything was lined up. Everything was perfect."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance

Satele Shan's Farsight abilities were greater than that of Shigar Konshi's.

"He lacked the foresight ability of Master Satele, but every cell in his body screamed in alarm."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance

Satele Shan deflected blaster fire from behind her back, anticipating their placements

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Force Sense (Sense):

Satele Shan, with her powers amplified on a world of power and in meditation, can expand her senses across the galaxy and beyond, seeing the presence, personality, and actions of Emperor Valkorion. She also saw the Hero of Tython's victories and defeats as well. This is also a display of Force Vision.

"Valkorion lives. He is not himself, nor has he taken a new body. It is difficult to see, and yet it is unmistakable."

―Satele Shan (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"We sensed your awakening on Zakuul. Felt the presence of our old enemy guiding you. We witnessed the victories and defeats leading you here."

―Satele Shan (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Satele Shan sensed the presence of Revan's Spirit on Yavin IV, even though Darth Marr could not.

"There can be no mistaking it: the Emperor is on this moon. Revan is here as well. And another presence, if you wish to believe the Grand Master."

"You sense it too. Not the ancient Sith, or the Emperor. Not Revan. Another presence... different from the rest."

―Darth Marr and Satele Shan (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Satele Shan sensed the growing powers of Revan as a disturbance in the Force across the galaxy.

"I have to go now. There is a faint yet growing disturbance in the Force I need to look into. If you happen to sense anything out of the ordinary, I hope you'll let me know."

―Satele Shan (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Satele Shan's senses as a padawan were greater than even the famed Jedi Kao Cen Darach, being capable of sensing the threat of the Sith approaching as they traveled through hyperspace. Her senses proved correct, and the Sith Empire launched their attack on Korriban only moments later.

"I sense a great darkness."

―Satele Shan (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Return)

"I was overcome with the deepest sense of pain and dread I had ever experienced."

―Satele Shan (The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural)

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Satele Shan sensed the death of her master, the famous Kao Cen Darach, from far away.

"In the moments before we jumped to hyperspace, I sensed Master Kao's defeat."

―Satele Shan (The Journal of Master Gnost-Dvural)

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Satele Shan had a Force Vision, showing her that Jace Malcom would need her assistance on Alderaan.

“I had a vision,” she told him. “The Force showed me that you would need my help on Alderaan, and I petitioned the Council to send reinforcements.”

―Satele Shan (Star Wars: The Old Republic: Annihilation)

Satele Shan sensed the presence of Theron Shan even when he was merely days old.

"She’d only sensed the days-old life growing inside her because of her powerful connection with the Force; it would be months before her body began to show any physical signs of her condition."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Annihilation

"In the early stages of her pregnancy, she’d struggled against her maternal feelings as she’d felt the life growing inside her. "

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Annihilation

Satele Shan sensed the emotions of Jace Malcom to be full of hatred and darkness.

"She had sensed the hate and darkness inside Jace before, though it had taken the impending birth of their child to make her confront him about it."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Annihilation

Physical Attributes:

Satele Shan sent the incredibly strong Darth Malgus flying with a hard kick.

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Satele Shan held her own against Darth Malgus' immense brute strength in combat.

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Satele Shan's kick incapacitated a skilled Sith warrior.

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Satele Shan's grip on Eldon Ax, a powerful Sith, nearly shattered her bones.

"Thick red currents pulled Ax irresistibly downward, tumbling her like a red blood cell in a heart attack. Master Satele gripped her wrist so tightly she feared her bones might break, and she gripped the Jedi back just as hard."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance

Satele Shan restrained the Republic Senator Paran Am-Ris from attacking Darth Baras.

"He seemed almost about to burst out laughing. Am-ris whirled on him. Satele grabbed the Senator’s cloak, as she might a leash, to keep him from getting too close to Baras."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: Deceived

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Darth Marr Respect Thread (Updated 2017)

"Life is the enemy. Death is our solace... Everyone has limits. You must transcend your own." ―Darth Marr

This is the largest collection of Darth Marr feats and accolades. Respect the Dark Councillor.

NOTE: For optimal experience, view this respect thread in its blog format. Additionally, please do not view this thread on a mobile or tablet device - use a laptop or personal computer. May the Force be with you.

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Force Accolades:

Darth Marr and Satele Shan, Grand Master of the Jedi Order, believed themselves to be equals. Following his death, his understanding and knowledge in the Force grew as they studied together on Odessen. They were both considered to be among the greatest Force users in the galaxy following the Galactic War.

"After my defeat, I sought an ally to make things right again. But only one in all the galaxy was my equal. We met on this world. We argued, explored... and found an understanding."

―Darth Marr (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"As the Outlander, unravel dangerous truths about your destiny that bind you to your dark enemy and get ready to wield a powerful new weapon inspired by some of the greatest Force users in the galaxy."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Official Website

Darth Marr was the leader of the Dark Council, which consisted of the most knowledgeable, powerful, and respected Sith Lords in a galaxy of thousands upon thousands of dark side warriors under the Sith Empire.

"Warlord and master of the dark side, Darth Marr is the most senior member of the Dark Council."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"One of the longest-serving members of the Dark Council, Darth Marr is a terrifying warrior and a true believer in the Sith Code. In the early days of the war, he seized world after world for the expanding Empire and gained a reputation for personally leading charges against Republic defenders."

―Darth Marr Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"In the Emperor's absence, the galaxy's most domineering, powerful, brilliant, and cunning Sith lead the Empire's path to glory."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"While the undying Emperor serves as the unquestioned leader of the Empire, the twelve members of the Dark Council oversee the daily workings of their vast civilization and speak in the Emperor’s name. Each is among the most powerful Sith in the galaxy; to hold a seat on the council is the highest honor and the greatest position of influence a Sith can attain."

―The Dark Council Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"The Dark Council are the galaxy's most powerful Sith."

―Moff Valion Pyron (Star Wars The Old Republic)

"When Marr speaks, he commands the attention of the entire Dark Council with intimidating authority and stern wisdom."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

Combat Abilities:

Darth Marr's abilities were second to none in the Sith Empire following the Battle of Ilum.

"With his humanity long forgotten and his face unseen, Marr's inner thoughts are impossible to determine. But his desire to leave a strong Empire behind him is unquestioned, and his abilities are second to none."

―Darth Marr Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Darth Marr has routed entire armies and deflected assaults more thoroughly than any planetary shield.

"Tales spread through the Republic of the masked Dark Council member who routed whole armies and deflected assaults more thoroughly than any planetary shield."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"Darth Marr embodied these principles in the Great War against the Republic as he fearlessly battled on the front lines, fortified Imperial defenses, and held conquered worlds in his unforgiving fist."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

Darth Marr soundly defeated Darth Lachris, a powerful Sith Lord who has never failed in war.

"Darth Marr lowered his hood. His right hand detached the lightsaber from his hip. 'I will push you to the brink of death. You will tell me what you see. If you lie, I will know, and I shall no longer need an apprentice.'

'So be it,' she said and unsheathed her own lightsaber.

The rage, always waiting in the pit of her stomach, stirred. Heat washed over her limbs and heart, loosening them for battle. Darth Lachris did not hesitate. Lightning danced through the muscles in her arm to burst from her fingertips. Marr tilted his head to miss the purple bolts. The sight of him fueled her hatred.

She charged, lightsaber cutting the air above her. Lachris’s roar swallowed all sound in the chamber. Darth Marr held his ground, stalwart against her attacks. Circling her master, she dashed in and out, slashing, searching for an opening. He gave her none.

Lachris prepared for another assault. Arms outstretched, electricity rained down on Marr. One bolt struck his leg, causing a momentary twitch. Immeasurable joy drummed within her. The Dark Council member held out his left hand. Lachris heard the sound of her skull crack against the wall before she felt it.

The blow threatened to quell her rage, cut off her power. Lachris refused to give him the satisfaction. She grimaced and pushed herself to stand. 'This isn’t over,' she snarled through clenched teeth. 'No.'

Searing, white pain shot through her and melded with the hatred within, twisting it into something else. The life seeped from Lachris’s pores, cracks of lightning loud in her ears. Blood bubbled in scorched veins. Her vision went black."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: The Price of Power

Darth Marr cut a swath through Zakuul war droids using his Force powers and lightsaber. Later, after being captured by the Eternal Empire, Darth Marr battled and killed many Zakuul Knights.

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Wielding an augmented lightsaber and powerful battle armor, Darth Marr used Soresu in combat to become one of the most famous Sith Warriors of the Sith Empire, which consisted of thousands of Sith.

"Advantages in combat: Augmented lightsaber, customized battle armor, no fear of death."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"Notable Sith Warriors: Darth Malgus, Darth Marr, Darth Decimus."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"Millions strive to become Sith, but many prove too weak to earn the honor. Among the powerful survivors, only the most stalwart and aggressive warriors possess the relentless tenacity to lead the forefront of the Empire's war. Charging into the fray with fearsome battle cries and deadly lightsabers, Sith warriors break their enemies with sheer dominating will and crush any foe who doesn't flee from their unforgiving march. The most triumphant warriors inspire legions of allies with fear and reverence. Under Sith command, bolstered armies fight with roused passion and pride, often decimating superior numbers with their indomitable assaults. Whether striking for the Empire's glory or for personal renown, there is no more dominating force than that of the Sith warrior."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

Telekinesis (Alter):

Darth Marr telekinetically slamed Darth Lachris into a wall, cracking her skull.

"The Dark Council member held out his left hand. Lachris heard the sound of her skull crack against the wall before she felt it."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: The Price of Power

Darth Marr telekinetically choked Darth Lachris as she struggled to free herself.

"Darth Marr raised his right hand, bringing Lachris to her feet by her throat. She clawed at the Force tightening around her windpipe. Did I fail? She wondered, retracing her steps through the vision. The memory was already hazy.

'You cannot escape death. Consider this my final lesson.' Darth Marr released his grip and she fell, gasping. 'Only a coward runs from the inevitable. You are not a coward, my apprentice.' It was the only compliment she had ever received from him."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: The Price of Power

Darth Marr telekinetically ragdolled Zakuul Knights, powerful Force-users that could resist mental persuasion from the likes of Darth Nox or the Hero of Tython. He also grabbed a spear with the Force.

"Before Zakuulans served the Immortal Emperor, they lived in nomadic tribes, each led by three Force sensitives: Matriarch, Champion and High Shaman. After Valkorion had united the tribes, he repurposed these roles to form the Knights of Zakuul. Officially considered protectors of the people, Knights hunt down corruption in the Eternal Empire. In actuality, they are enforcers of the Emperor's will and fanatical in their adoration for Valkorion and his family.

Zakuul Knights don't limit themselves to studying one side of the Force, instead teaching balance and exploration. Knights have their own relationships with the Force, but are encouraged to share their findings with the rest of the order. No area is deemed "weak" or "a dangerous path" - they are all parts of a larger, limitless power. Ultimately, every action a Knight takes is to honor the Immortal Emperor. Sacrifices, whether material or a life, are essential to show one's commitment to the Emperor."

―Knights of Zakuul Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

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Darth Marr blasted away and destroyed Zakuul war-droids, ripping them to literally pieces with the Force. He also used the Force to guide his lightsaber in a pattern that killed some more of them.

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Force Lightning (Alter):

Producing white Force Lightning, Darth Marr blasted Darth Lachris with indescribable pain and effects.

"Searing, white pain shot through her and melded with the hatred within, twisting it into something else. The life seeped from Lachris’s pores, cracks of lightning loud in her ears. Blood bubbled in scorched veins. Her vision went black."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: The Price of Power

Darth Marr instantly created a swirling vortex of Force Lightning capable of killing Teneb Kel.

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Darth Marr used Force Lightning to blast back a Zakuul war-droid onto the ground.

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Force Rage (Alter):

Darth Marr increased his strength in his fight with Revan with his fury.

"[Darth Marr is] building fury."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic

Darth Marr completed his tasks of the Sith Empire with unyielding rage.

"Marr carries out his duties with unresigned fury and determination.'

―Darth Marr Codex Entry (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Force Speed (Control):

Darth Marr moved so fast it appeared he teleported in the eyes of a powerful Sith Lord.

"Marr approached her with slow, deliberate steps, hands resting on the small of his back. Her master never rushed, always maintained an appearance of control. 'I sense a similar hunger for power in you. Do not bother denying it.'

'I see no reason to.'

In an instant, he was gone. Her nostrils flared slightly as she tried to sense his presence.

'You believe you have earned that power, but you are mistaken,' his voice thundered behind her."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: The Price of Power

Darth Marr casually dodged a lightning attack from Darth Lachris.

"Lightning danced through the muscles in her arm to burst from her fingertips. Marr tilted his head to miss the purple bolts."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: The Price of Power

Force Ghost (Control):

Darth Marr has mastered the Force to where he has become a Force Spirit after his death.

"Denying the void's embrace taxes me. But I will not leave our Empire undefended."

―Darth Marr (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Darth Marr has proven he's stronger than death itself. That's the kind of power I need."

―The Outlander (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

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Force Sense (Sense):

Darth Marr sensed the presence of the Emperor across the vast distance of Wild Space.

"I can sense him, even now. We grow closer every moment. Our former Emperor is out there."

―Darth Marr (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Darth Marr sensed the presence of the Emperor and Revan on Yavin IV.

"There can be no mistaking it: the Emperor is on this moon. Revan is here as well."

―Darth Marr (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Darth Marr sensed the manifestation of Revan's ghost from a large distance away.

"The Jedi and I, we both felt it--a ripple in the Force. You had a visitor. A manifestation."

―Darth Marr (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Darth Marr recognized the presence of Emperor Valkorion as Emperor Vitiate.

"A new name, a new face... these are not enought to hide from us."

"The Sith Emperor... your presence is unmistakable."

―Darth Marr and the Outlander (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Pain Resistance:

The content in the next section reflects the umbrella title of Pain Resistance, including Control Pain, Endurance, Stamina, Pain Tolerance, Force Resistance and Durability.

Darth Marr only twitched upon being blasted by Force Lightning.

"Lachris prepared for another assault. Arms outstretched, electricity rained down on Marr. One bolt struck his leg, causing a momentary twitch."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic: The Price of Power

Darth Marr's body was immersed in wounds and physical decay from years of mastery over the darkness to a disturbing degree. He concealed this by his enhanced battle armor, covered in deadly spikes and cords.

"But beneath Marr's armor lies a mind and body transformed by decades of immersion in the dark side."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"Darth Marr's impressive armored battle suit suggests the nightmarish appearance of a Sithspawn creature. The Sith are notorious for wearing elaborate armored robes and intimidating masks to hide their true faces. These majestic guises are inspired by ancient Sith legends and mythology, projecting a terrifying image of dark omnipotence. The regal Darth Marr hides his face behind such as mask. Rumors surround Moff Xerxian's private audience with Marr, after the Moff failed to quell a violent uprising on Sullust. Supposedly Marr removed his mask and Moff Xerxian gazed upon the Dark Lord's ruined visage. Afterward, the Moff dictated a letter of resignation, and then shot himself."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

Physical Attributes:

Darth Marr restrained the powerful Sith Lord Calypho.

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Darth Marr slaped an Imperial Guard, who has been trained to physical perfection, with immense force.

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Darth Marr's interrogation techniques were extremely brutal, yet efficient.

"I thought the interrogation we faced on Manaan was severe... Darth Marr made that little session seem like a picnic!"

―C2-D4 (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

"Enough. I will wrench the information we need from this... man. The rest can be settled later."

―Darth Marr (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

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