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"The truth is written in blood! How can none of you see this?" ―Revan
This thread serves as a companion to my comprehensive Revan Respect Thread.
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.
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 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, , 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.