A new Star Wars trilogy: 4 characters we’d like to see from the Old Republic

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2. Darth Bane

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One of the most important Sith Lords of the Old Republic definitely deserves some time in the spotlight. The more you learn about his historical significance, the more you’ll want to see him — and his story — on the big screen.

Bane is best known for creating the infamous Rule of Two — the Sith “law” that states there can only be one master and one apprentice at a time. This is the same law that prompted Darth Sidious to eliminate all his red-sabered enemies before creating Darth Vader thousands of years later.

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Following the epic war between the Jedi and the Sith — of which Bane was the only Sith survivor — he realized a major power imbalance was likely the cause of his dark Order’s defeat.

Thus, the Rule of Two was born. It established that a Master was responsible for manifesting the full power of the Sith, while his Apprentice existed only to crave that power. As you can probably guess, Sith legend stated that Bane’s apprentice eventually murdered him and carried on his legacy, the same way Palpatine would one day execute his master Darth Plagueis.

Outside legends books, we’ve never fully explored the history of the Sith in story form. Films and shows have always been told from the “light side” point of view, good always eventually triumphing over evil. The Sith have always been an important part of these stories, but they’ve never been the ones to tell the story.

This would be an interesting direction to take a Star Wars trilogy. Tell some story’s from the “bad guy”‘s perspective. Show us more about what it truly means to be a Sith.