The Rule Of Two.

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  1. Jedi_Rap Jedi Padawan

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    It makes perfect sense if you take it in the context of there being only one Sith master and his apprentice. The apprentice succeeds the master when he becomes powerful enough to destroy him. He chooses a new apprentice and the cycle repeats itself. There would still be other Sith lords and Sith academies built to teach students the ways of the darkside. Expanded Universe material supports this view. But if George Lucas means there are only two Sith in the whole galaxy well that is just plain unbelievable.
  2. RobertHuntingdon Jedi Knight

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    Lots of things about the Sith are stupid. For that matter, lots of things about every fiction work in the history of mankind can be seen as stupid by various people and various viewpoints.

    It's distinctly possible that there are only two Sith around. With treachery and selfishness such an integral part of the Sith mentality they can't exactly have lots of them hanging around with them trying to climb over the corpses of each other to get to be top dog.

    There often were other evil, fallen Jedi. But they weren't Sith Lords.

    RH
  3. Lord_Morningstar Jedi Knight

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    Why is it stupid that there should be only two Sith Lords? If there is one master passing skills on to one apprentice, and the skills that they pass down are known only to them, then it makes perfect sense.
  4. Jedi_Rap Jedi Padawan

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    It doesn't make sense because if both of them are killed, there is nobody left to carry on the teachings. The rule of two could only apply to the leader of all Sith or could apply to many master and apprentice pairings.
  5. raniE Jedi Knight

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    "Your self confidence is your weakness"

    Yes, only having two Sith in the entire galaxy might be a stupid move, because what if they were all wiped out? But the Sith believed they wouldn't be, because they thought they were too powerful for that. Arrogance like that fits with the dark side. Only two Sith in the galaxy also makes sense since they were in hiding, biding their time until they could have their revenge, bring down the Jedi and take over the galaxy.
  6. cylleneius Jedi Padawan

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    May 23, 2005
    The rule of 2 makes perfect sense. if ypu had a group of sith similar to the jedi council how long would it be before disagreements led to lightsaber fights.and you would be left with only a few. in pretty much all fiction there is always an all powerful bad guy against a myriad of heros anyway.
  7. Jedi_Rap Jedi Padawan

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    I agree with you, the Sith would not equally share power on a council. In that case, the rule of two just means that the Sith agree to appoint one all powerful bad guy to be their leader, and will not assassinate him, since only his apprentice has that right. This stops conflicts within the ranks and allows the Sith to spread their influence throughout the galaxy.
  8. Erulin9 Jedi Padawan

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    It is just a little interesting how two permeates ROTS, at least. You have two surviving Jedi, two Sith, two babies. Two death stars while you're at it, but I don't think that really counts.

    I think that the Rule of Two that this is actually about is kind of common sense, as stated. There is no way Sith would work together like that if there were than three.
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