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Facts About The Sith

If you are a Star Wars fan you are familiar with the Sith. They are not just the antagonist of the series but has also some interesting facts.

The Sith are able to completely hide their presence and power. Force Stealth is the name of this ability. Sheev Palpatine (Darth Sidius) used this ability on Star Wars saga – Episodes I through III when he hid the fact that he had contact with the Force from all Jedi around him.

Despite being a Dark Jedi and an avid follower of the Sith Apprentice Darth Vader, Kylo Ren is not a Sith. This was confirmed during one of the interviews with Director J. J. Abrams.

They are able to peek into the future through the ability of Force Visions. This ability can be considered a blessing or a curse. This ability was used by Anakin when he saw Padme dying, which drove him to join the Sith.

Sith lightsabers are made from bleeding kyber crystals. Kyber crystals were natural crystals that each Jedi chooses when they build their lightsaber. The Sith only use kyber crystals that belonged to slain Jedi which gives it the bleeding red color.

The Sith are able to transfer their entire souls to someone else’s body and taking control of it. This is called Transfer Essence. This has been used by the Sith to cheat death many times.

Darth Maul is the only known Sith Apprentice to leave the Sith. Though it appeared that Darth Maul died in the Phantom Menace, he was able to survive his encounter with Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Since Darth Maul was considered to be dead, Darth Sidious took Count Dooku as his new Apprentice which makes Darth Maul the only known Sith Apprentice who survived.

The Sith are able to choke someone to death without having any physical contact. This ability is called Force Grip and was seen many times in the series being used by Darth Vader. Force Grip was seen being used by Count Dooku in Revenge of the Sith as he fought against Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Darth Maul is not the first user of a double-bladed lightsaber unlike what most people know. Exar Kun was actually the first person known to wield this insanely dangerous weapon. No other Jedi or Sith has been known to use a double-bladed lightsaber.

The Sith cannot become Force ghosts. This explains their obsession over becoming immortal and lengthening life.

The Death Star was modeled after ancient Sith superweapons. The Death Star’s laser utilized a giant kyber crystal which makes it very powerful.

Lastly, a Sith Shrine used to stand before where the Jedi Temple on Coruscant was built. It symbolizes the victory of the Jedi against the Sith.

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