Discussion To Sith or not to Sith? -NSA Edition

Discussion in 'Star Wars: New Films - No Spoilers Allowed' started by Legacy Jedi Endordude, Aug 10, 2013.

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Should the Sith return in Episode VII

YES! Once more the Sith will rule the Galaxy! 25 vote(s) 52.1%
NO! He is the chosen one. He will bring balance. 23 vote(s) 47.9%
  1. Loupgarou Jedi Grand Master

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    First, force ghosts are like Buddha to me;putting off enlightenment to guide others to the same. You can't be afraid of death to be one, and all Sith are afraid of death in some capacity. A Sith is much more likely to keep their body alive unnaturally for thousands of years than be able to be a force ghost.

    And on the main matter, I'm certain they'll use the term Sith again, but I highly doubt they'll mention the prophecy. Sith just means dark side user to most movie-goers, and since for the most part the jedi are ignorant of Sith ways, it's unlikely greater knowledge would reach Luke before episode 7. Due to this, if he calls a new dark side user a Sith, it'd make sense, because to him that's all they are.
    The prophecy did destroy the Sith in my opinion, but not evil itself, and new people will be tempted to the dark side. They may even attempt to follow old Sith traditions, but since all Sith at the time were destroyed, I don't think this invalidates the prophecy.
  2. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Chosen One

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    Jun 8, 2002
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    I would rather have Maul than Sidious...at least he wasn't incinerated.
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  3. Phoenix267 Jedi Padawan

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    Feb 8, 2014
    I would love to see the Sith return to the big screen. Or at least some version of dark Jedi. That would be cool to see both the light and dark side competing against each other. Destined to be rivals for eternity.
  4. TheOneX_Eleazar Jedi Master

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    Oct 24, 2013
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    depending on the time frame of the films it could make sense for there to be new "Sith", "Neo-Sith" if you will. They wouldn't be true Sith in the sense that they could trace their lineage back to the original Sith order, but as time passes it becomes more and more likely that a force sensitive person will stumble upon Sith artifacts and teachings, and will try to revive the order. In such a case it isn't likely that such persons would reveal themselves within the lifetimes of anyone alive during or immediately after Episode 6 as people would easily spot them for who they are. It, although, wouldn't be unlikely for impostures to pop-up. The problem with them though is that they would tend to be more the type that just thinks it would be cool to be a Sith, but don't really know anything substantial about the order and most likely would not be very adept as a force user or with a lightsaber.
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  5. Julius Vernon Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 7, 2012
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    I have to say I am surprised at how close the voting is on this.

    I think Sith rise again. The dark side of the Force cannot be removed from existence. The Sith are merely a dogmatic order of dark side Force users. I think once a dark side Force user revisits the rites, behaviors, and oaths of the Sith we see Sith again.

    I don't see this as a contradiction to the Chosen One philosophy. I don't think the philosophy said that the Chosen One would bring balance to the Force and that that balance would never be disturbed again.
  6. That Bad Huh Jedi Master

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    Nov 4, 2012
    I really hope we don't see Sith in the ST. The whole Sith storyline was wrapped up, with a bow, when Darth Vader tossed the Emperor down the shaft. He killed both Sith in the process, thereby breaking the cycle. I really, really hope they don't go with any kind of "Vader had a secret apprentice" stuff or "what you didn't know was that aaaaactually..."

    I'd like to see the sequels deal with more plausible threats to the New Republic -- remnants of the Empire, rogue planets, crime syndicates in the Outer Rim and other uncontrolled areas; maybe even some internal strife between the political architects of the new government and the military leaders -- and the upstart Jedi Order, perhaps.
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  7. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Chosen One

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    Then, if it isn't a Sith, then I hope Von Sydow is one of the Order 66 survivors long thought dead. And sort of like Dooku before him, this old Jedi Master has returned from hiding in hopes of restoring a new Jedi Order in his own image — an image that would instill fear into any new government that wants to control it.

    If the film is to be called [removed] (which I love, by the way), then perhaps a strict and controlling Jedi Order, that hopes to govern the Galaxy this time, is what this title implies. Maybe this would also be reminiscent of how another Force using sect (the Sith, or other evil Force using groups) had once controlled and instilled fear in the core systems before. And maybe this is something that has repeated so many times in the past that the beings of the Galaxy had always remembered and feared that it again would return.

    Mod edit: Removed rumored title. This is the No Spoilers forum.
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  8. EHT New Films Manager

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    @DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR : Sorry for the delay, but please note that I edited your post above for putting the rumored title in it. That's something for the SA forum, not here... that could be considered a spoiler. Please be more careful going forward.

    All: Please keep in mind that posting of spoilers in the NSA forum can result in loss of posting privileges in the NSA forum (for a week for starters, and possibly permanently for major or repeat infractions, which could also result in temporary bans too).
  9. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Chosen One

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    The title is considered a spoiler? Wow.
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  10. EHT New Films Manager

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    The rumored title could be considered a potential spoiler. Once a title has been officially announced, that's different.
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  11. Lord Miggler Jedi Master

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    Feb 6, 2013
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    I think its possible that the galaxy will be split in to 3 or 4 different factions, the Empire remnants being one of them, the Alliance etc as others, lets not forget that the galaxy was in a state of civil war before Palpatines Empire seized control from the inside, there will be a lot of systems not so keen on the idea of a new republic and possibly some still loyal to the Empire hence why they survived. The galaxy as a whole struggling to keep an uneasy peace, due to this I think the lines between dark and light, good and evil will be more blurred and Luke and his few Jedi are either willingly or forcefully made to operate in the Outer-rim.

    As far as the baddie it's hard to say they could go in numerous different directions but it would be very hard to bring the Sith back into play without it feeling a bit contrived, the Sith died with Palpatine and Vader.
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  12. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Chosen One

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    Ever since Revenge of the Sith came out and knowing what that title implies, the average moviegoer won't think there's a difference, now. If they see a Force user with a lightsaber doing good, they'll think Jedi. If they see an evil dude, with black robes and a red lightsaber, I can't imagine anyone would think he or she is not a Sith. At least not the average moviegoer, that is.
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  13. DarthWilliams Force Ghost

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    May 29, 2008
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    Yes, Sith. I'm still clinging to my theory that Luke is actually the chosen one so still has some work to do on that front.

    But, at the end of the day, "Sith" always felt really arbitrary to me, just a name. If there's a Dark Side user who's just pure evil, what really separates that being from a Sith anyway?
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  14. Big Bad Yoda Daddy Force Ghost

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    I never took "bring balance to the Force" to mean "eradicate the Sith." That's what the Jedi were hoping for, but that's not very balanced, is it? I always took it to mean that Anakin fulfilled his destiny by giving both sides a clean start. The Sith were mired in all kinds of secrecy and backstabbing rules, and the Jedi had become arrogant and couldn't smell the head Darth when three Jedi Council members sat across the table from him.
  15. El Jedi Colombiano Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 24, 2013
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    I've been one of the strongest proponents against the Sith. Whether or not that happens remains to be seen, but I sincerely hope that if our villain has to fight with a lightsaber, that he does so but has other distinguishing qualities from those of the Sith. Different force powers, and such.