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15 Fan Theories About The Sith That Expose Their Unlimited Power

Updated February 11, 2021 473 votes 74 voters 2.2k views16 items

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The Sith are some of the most powerful villains depicted throughout the Star Wars franchise, but it appears that people are coming up with their own ideas about these popular antagonists. These plausible fan theories about the Sith may surprise even the most seasoned fans.

While the Sith's agenda is fairly well-known, these theories suggest that not everything the Sith appeared to do was as we perceived. Check out these Sith fan theories below, and don't forget to vote!

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    Why Darth Vader Was So Angry In ‘A New Hope’

    Photo: Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope / 20th Century Fox

    Darth Vader is never a typically happy-go-lucky character, but he appears to be angrier than usual at the beginning of A New Hope. Redditor u/stormtrooper1701 believes this is not a random occurrence, and there is an actual reason for Vader's visibly perturbed demeanor:

    The Rebels just openly [besieged] Scarif, [wiped out] several Imperial starships, stole valuable military intelligence, and handed it off to the Tantive IV. Tantive IV was at the battle. Vader saw with his own two eyes Rebel troops running into the Tantive with the plans in their hands, giving it off to them before they flee the battle. No ambiguity at all; Vader saw everything himself.

    This was ten minutes ago.

    And now the captain of the ship - the very Rebel ship Vader just watched break off from a military vessel [going after] his fleet - this guy has the audacity to try to weasel his way out of it - to Darth Vader - saying it's a councilor ship on a diplomatic mission to a planet on the other side of the f**king galaxy from where they are now, with no ties to the rebellion whatsoever.

    Interesting theory?
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    How Palpatine Wiped Out Three Jedi Masters In 10 Seconds

    Photo: Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge of the Sith / 20th Century Fox

    A major mystery within the Star Wars franchise is how Palpatine was able to defeat three Jedi Masters in such a short amount of time. Redditor u/-SpaceCommunist- has decided that fans that question the scene are not giving Palpatine the credit he deserves: 

    While observing the fight, you have to remember two key factors:

    Palpatine is a master of manipulation, and as such, was hiding his intentions. He was able to keep his religion - as well as his plot - a highly kept secret from nearly everybody in the entire galaxy, including the Jedi, despite the fact that they were literally within walking distance of his office and talked to him on a regular basis.

    Palpatine has been training for practically his entire adult life for a confrontation with the Jedi. Meanwhile, the Jedi have trained more for dealing with a galaxy where only they exist as lightsaber wielders, and they have absolutely no experience with Sith and never intended to even confront one.

    Interesting theory?
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    Palpatine Used A Force Mask To Hide His True Age

    Photo: Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith / 20th Century Fox

    Many Star Wars fans wonder why Palpatine can change form during battle. Redditor u/mybustersword theorizes that this is because Palpatine is using a Force mask:

    What always bothered me about the prequels (heh) was when Mace Windu used his lightsaber to redirect the Force lightning towards Palpatine, the dude aged like 80 years and went from a charming elderly man to the Michelin Man's dad. He was still old, but now he was floppy and wrinkly. What happened?

    Well, with his use of the Force, he probably learned to extend his life-force being pulled thin. And also, the use of the Force had created a Force Mask to hide his true face (figurative and literal). Once he was being assaulted by his own powerful [maneuver], it disrupted his ability to hold the mask, and his real image was shown.

    Interesting theory?
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    Darth Plagueis Created Anakin Skywalker

    Photo: Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith / 20th Century Fox

    Many fans of Star Wars believe that Anakin Skywalker's origins are cut and dry. Redditor u/HawkeyeHero thinks quite the contrary and believes that Anakin was created by Darth Plagueis:

    The way Sheev looks at Anakin while telling the story of Darth P makes it seem like it's exactly what happened - Plagueis created Anakin (or Sheev himself did it?). The odd thing, at least to me, is that I think this would be more common knowledge, and as much as I love SW and am on this sub a ton, I've never actually ran across that information being the truth?

    Interesting theory?