Anyone know the meaning of Darth? It seems it was started by Darth Revan after returning from the outer rim and the title stuck, however I'm not 100% on what it means. I dont think it's 'Dark' but who knows it might be... any ideas?
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15th March 2005
A lot of people think it's "dark", but it's probably a little bit deeper than a couple of changed letters. Besides, the Sith probably didn't think of themselves as "dark", but rather "correct" when compared with the Jedi ;)
Then again Lucas did make up the words, so maybe it does mean something obvious like "dark".
It couldnt have been started by Revan. When he and Malak show up the sith are already doing the 1 master 1 apprentice thing. Darth Bane was the person to come up with that.
one master and one apprentice thing? not in KOTOR... I mean they had a Sith academy! anyway... I think Darth may be a mix of the words Dark and Death, seeing although I do agree with Inyri about the Sith seeing themselves as the good guy Palpatine himself used the title of "Dark Lord" so seeing the Sith see the advantage in inspiring fear they pick these titles... which is what led me to the 'Dark Death' thing :D
I don't think they mind being refered to as evil...They probably believe it is there purpose. They do call it the dark side that the only balance to the force can be an equality of good and bad. Maybe like a forrest fire they belive they are a vital function to the universe.
I do think it to mean Dark and Death bringer like harbringer. My weakest area of star wars is the Sith...so I'm no attority.
Sith_Pilotone master and one apprentice thing? not in KOTOR...
It had to have been started by then. The Sith war started when the Dark Jedi returned to the galaxy as Sith. Now I may have KotoR's place in the timeline wrong. But I thought that the sith wars were way before it.
Darth Bane was about 3000 years after KotOR, so unless the KotOR designers made a mistake, he didn't invent the title. I always assumed it just meant something like "Lord".
The KOTOR designers did make a mistake, Darth Bane was the first darth in star wars history, he was created in a Expanded Universe novel after the original trilogy was released. So many star wars fans read it and started coming up with darth names that it actualy became a title in the films rather than it's original purpose, which was as a first name for vader. Obi wan doesn't reffer to darth vader as vader, he reffers to him as Darth. Darth was probaly something he came up with for a first name to go with the dark nature of vader's suit.
So even in the EU, the darth title and master and apprentice theme didn't come until Bane.
Actually the first book A New Hope refers to Vader to being Darth Vader Dark Lord of the Sith. Darth can't mean Lord in wouldv'e been redundant.
and even if Bane was the first time the name was used as a sect demonmination and Obi wan used it as a name of familarity, I prefer to belive it is a division of the sith.
Darth means "him"