Whats the difference between a sith and a dark jedi? -1 reply

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Jetty

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#1 12 years ago

I was wondering what the difference between the sith and a dark jedi is? You look at Jerec, Desann, Tavion, and Xanatos and none of those guys were sith (probably why they didn't have the "darth" in front of their name). I know that there are cultural differences, but is that all?




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#2 12 years ago

Sith generally pertain to the Lords of the Dark Jedi, but can also be the entire order. I personally think of Sith as the equivalent of a Jedi Master. Jedi and Dark Jedi are led by Jedi Masters and Sith. The title 'Darth' is the dark jedi equivalent of the title 'Master'. Tavion was a powerful Dark Jedi, but she was not a lord of the order, so she was not a Sith. Of course, that's only my personal take on it: the EU has used those terms so much that Sith and Dark Jedi have become practically synonymous.




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#3 12 years ago

That's how I think it is also. The EU has mixed it up a lot though. Let's just beleive it how it should be. lol




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#4 12 years ago

A Sith is a follower of ancient Sith teachings.

Dark Jedi are simply Jedi that use the dark side of the Force. They do not necessarily need to be following Sith teachings.

The terms "Sith" and "dark Jedi" are often used to mean the same thing, but they don't. They can be used interchangably in some instances, because in general Sith are dark Jedi, and many dark Jedi are Sith, but they do not always go hand in hand.

The Sith is kind of like a religion, if you think about it. Think of it like this: You can be evil without being a Satan worshipper. But if you're a Satan worshipper you're probably evil.




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#5 12 years ago

Yeah that makes sense. I think i get it now. Good analogy Inyri




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#6 12 years ago

Exactly Inyri's got it. I would have posted rougly the same thing although I wouldn't have had the analogy. Also I think Dark Jedi can also just be ones that abandoned the Jedi ways. I'll expand on this later with a quote from KotOR 2.




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#7 12 years ago

Actually, the Sith are an ancient species, now extinct, that was powerful in the dark side of the force.




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#8 12 years ago

Not "actually", "in addition." I swear I already explained that though somewhere.

The "ancient Sith" were supposedly a species native to Korriban, though this has never been verified. They were the inspiration for the Sith culture/religion/whatever you want to call it that we now know as "Sith". Hence the term "Sith teachings".