Having read through the first page and a half of DarthShadowSpawn's post on Yoda being a Sith, I feel duty bound to make this observation. I have made it a seperate as 1) I can't be bothered to read through the rest of that clap-trap 2) I think it important for people to remember this point independently of everything else that is tied into that thread. We all know what is meant when people use the term 'Rule of the Sith' (or similar): it is in reference to Yoda's statement in TPM at the funeral. It is also mentioned in EU but TPM is the only airing it gets within the saga. My point (question) is this: At what point does it emerge that it is the exclusive 'Rule of the Sith'? Yoda never calls it this. It is my belief that he is theorising as to the origins of the mysterious warrior who demonstrated powers of the Sith, Darth Maul, and suggesting that there is likely to be someone else ie. he is commenting on a likely pattern - he doesn't think Maul was working alone. "Always two there are, a master and an apprentice" - this is Yoda making a generalisation in my opinion, not specifically referring to the Sith. Now because of that line in TPM, and what people have read in the EU, they have jumped to the conclusion that Yoda knows the 'Rule of the Sith'. Based on this they have decided that this is either a continuity error because Yoda is not old enough to have experienced the previous lifetime of the Sith, or that Yoda himself is a Sith, 'because durrr, how else would he know the Rule?'. And if people want to harp on about logic, then logically, if Yoda is secretly a Sith and knows the rule, WHY THE HELL WOULD HE TELL MACE? Kinda blows his cover a bit, doesn't it - or let me guess, this in itself is part of the master plan? I would also like to add that it is unlikely that the ghost-figures of the jedi are about redemption. It is a power - how else would Obi-wan become 'more powerful than you could possibly imagine' if he is not redeemed until the end of ROTJ? I too like to see people thinking a bit left of field when it comes to EPIII and the entire saga, but to argue their theory is right unless it is explicitly disproved in EPIII is stretching the bounds of debate - DarthShadowSPawn. George Lucas has written a saga that is deeper than one dimension, but some people are taking this idea to the nth degree and taking the saga to a complexity that will not be realised when EPIII is released and they are going to end up disappointed and end up bashing GL all over again for his short-sightedness, when it is they that are mistaken.... about a great many things.