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Darth Bandon
Biographical information

3,956 BBY,[1] in the Hrakert Station on Manaan[2]

Physical description




Hair color


Eye color

Dark brown[2]

Skin color


Chronological and political information

Old Republic era[1]

Known masters
"I have studied at the foot of the Dark Lord himself!"
―Darth Bandon, to Revan

Darth Bandon was a Human male Jedi Padawan who defected to the Sith Empire during the Jedi Civil War, a conflict initiated by the Sith Lords Darth Revan and Darth Malak. Sometime after Malak betrayed his Master, Revan, during an ambush by the Jedi and Republic forces attempting to capture them, Bandon became the new Dark Lord's first Shadow Hand, elevating him to second-in-command of the Sith Empire. When the Sith attacked the Republic warship Endar Spire above the planet Taris, Bandon boarded the ship along with the Sith troopers and Dark Jedi under his command and tried to capture the Jedi Knight Bastila Shan. He killed the Republic ensign Trask Ulgo, who sacrificed himself to save the former Sith Lord Revan, who had been mentally reprogrammed to be loyal to the Republic and to serve as a common soldier by the Jedi Council.

Shortly after the destruction of Taris, the bounty hunter Calo Nord was hired by Malak to follow in pursuit of Shan, who escaped the bombardment with the help of Revan and his companions. After Nord was slain by Revan, Malak dispatched Bandon to find and capture the Jedi. Bandon located Revan in the Republic's underwater kolto harvesting base known as Hrakert Station, on the Selkath homeworld Manaan. The Sith apprentice confronted Revan and his allies after they found a fourth Star Map that would give them the location of the Star Forge—the ancient Rakatan space station under Malak's control. Bandon underestimated the former Dark Lord and his companions, assuming that they would be no match for him. This proved to be his downfall, as Revan and his team vanquished Malak's Shadow Hand, along with the two Dark Jedi accompanying him.




Early life

Darth Bandon, Sith apprentice

The Human male who would be known as Darth Bandon was a Jedi Padawan, though he never fully accepted the teachings of the Jedi Code. Even though the Force flowed through him, Bandon's powerful emotions, such as anger and hatred, raged within and fueled his strength.[3] His Jedi Master tried to curb these strong emotions, but the brash Padawan chafed under his Master's guidance.[1]

In the year 3,959 BBY, the former Jedi Knights Revan and Malak, the heroes of the Mandalorian Wars, found the ancient space station known as the Star Forge—a relic of the Rakatan Infinite Empire that had ruled the galaxy nearly 20,000 years before—and named themselves the new Dark Lords of the Sith.[1] Revan and Malak declared war on the Jedi Council[4] and the Galactic Republic, initiating the Jedi Civil War. Bandon rejected his old Master and the Jedi Order, fleeing to the revitalized academy on the ancient Sith homeworld of Korriban.[3]

Jedi Civil War

As a student in the new Korriban academy, Bandon fully embraced the teachings of the dark side and the Sith Code. This—along with Bandon's strength with the Force, his natural cruelty, and his utter ruthlessness in his quest for power—soon set Bandon apart from his fellow students and brought the attention of Darth Malak, Revan's Sith apprentice.[3] Bandon eventually won Malak's admiration.[1][5] Two years into the Jedi Civil War,[1] the Jedi and Republic forces set a trap for Revan and Malak in an attempt to capture both Sith Lords.[6][7] During the battle, Malak betrayed his Sith Master by ordering his flagship Leviathan to open fire on Revan's vessel. After Malak thought he successfully eliminated Revan, he seized his former Master's mantle of Dark Lord of the Sith.[2]

In the tradition of the Sith Order, Malak sought a single learner among his followers to become his official apprentice, someone that could learn the Sith secrets and use them to effectively destroy the Jedi and the Republic.[8] Malak took the promising Bandon as his Shadow Hand, which made him second only to his Master in the Sith Empire.[1] The Dark Lord taught much of his knowledge of the Sith to Bandon. Malak was not disappointed with his choice of taking Bandon as his apprentice, because Bandon killed many Jedi during the war. In a short time, rumors began to surface that Bandon would challenge Malak for the right to rule the Sith;[3] Bandon eventually began to set his sights on his Sith Master's throne.[1]

Raiding the Endar Spire

"Damn – another Dark Jedi! I'll try to hold him off, you get to the escape pods! Go!"
―Trask Ulgo sacrifices himself against Bandon
Darth Bandon prepares to face the Republic soldier Trask Ulgo.

In the year 3,956 BBY,[1] Darth Malak was searching for a Jedi Knight named Bastila Shan, fearing her strength in Battle meditation, a Force power that boosted the Republic forces's morale during battle while sapping the Sith's will to fight. When Malak learned of Shan's location aboard the Republic warship Endar Spire, he sent a Sith battle fleet to ambush the ship. Above the planet Taris, Bandon led the boarding party that stormed the Endar Spire, in an attempt to capture or kill Shan.[2] An amnesiac Revan—who had been rescued by Shan after Malak betrayed him and later mind-wiped by the Jedi Council—was placed under the Shan's command as a common Republic soldier.[9][10] Bandon confronted Revan and the Republic ensign Trask Ulgo during their attempt to reach the ship's escape pods, also hoping to ensure that Shan fled the ship alive.[2]

Bandon was given a chance to kill both Republic soldiers. However, before he could do so, Ulgo made a desperate charge, sacrificing himself so that Revan could get to the escape pods and flee the ship with the Republic commander Carth Onasi. After Bandon killed Ulgo, he departed the Endar Spire before Sith interceptors destroyed the ship. Shan had successfully fled the ship aboard one of the escape pods and crash-landed on Taris. Revan and Onasi also crashed onto the Tarisian surface. In response, Malak captured Taris ordered a blockade of the planet so that the Sith could search for missing Jedi.[2]

Search for Bastila and downfall

"My apprentice, Darth Bandon, shall take care of our young Jedi friend. […] Find Bastila and bring her to me. Alive if possible."
"As you command, Master."
―Darth Malak and Darth Bandon

After Malak ordered the destruction of Taris in an attempt to kill Bastila Shan, Malak was informed by the bounty hunter Calo Nord, who survived Taris' destruction, that Shan had successfully escaped Taris; although, Nord was unaware that it was Revan, Malak's former master, who assisted in her escape. Malak hired the bounty hunter to find and capture Shan, however, Nord was killed by Revan during the Jedi's search for the Star Forge. The Sith Admiral Saul Karath informed Malak of Nord's failure on Malak's flagship Leviathan, and asked if he should hire another bounty hunter to send after Shan. The Dark Lord determined, however, that no mere bounty hunter could stand against a Jedi. Bandon was summoned to the ship's bridge immediately; when Bandon arrived on the bridge, he killed a Sith trooper that walked in his way. Malak sent Bandon after Revan, Shan, and their companions, and Malak ordered his apprentice to bring Shan to him alive, if at all possible.[2]

Bandon and his Dark Jedi confront Revan in the Hrakert Station on Manaan.

Bandon located Revan at the Republic's kolto harvesting base known as Hrakert Station, which was named for the Hrakert Rift in which the base was located, on the Selkath homeworld Manaan.[2] The Shadow Hand confronted Revan and his allies in the station after Revan located a fourth Rakatan Star Map, which was necessary to learn the location the Star Forge. Accompanied by two Dark Jedi,[1] Bandon presumed that Revan and his team would be no match for him. He expressed his fear that someone else had killed Revan, thereby depriving him the "pleasure" of slaying Revan. When Bandon was asked by Revan how he managed to make it to Hrakert Station, Bandon replied he acquired a underwater vessel and used the same route that Darth Revan and Darth Malak used underwater, leading him to the station. Bandon also told Revan that he was no match for the Sith apprentice, although Revan had defeated Calo Nord, whom Bandon thought was pathetic. Revan recognized Bandon, stating that he would pay for killing Trask Ulgo. Bandon told Revan that his words meant nothing to him, unless he wished to beg for his life, and added that he would try to make Revan's death both quick and painful. Bandon and his Dark Jedi then engaged Revan and his companions in a duel. Despite Bandon's skill, he and the two Dark Jedi assisting him were killed by Revan and his team.[2]


Bandon's role in the Jedi Civil War was remembered for millennia to come. In an entry on the Jedi Civil War from the Twi'lek Jedi Deesra Luur Jada's holocron, when Revan and Bastila Shan were captured by the Leviathan, Bandon was killed after Revan managed to escape.[10] In 40 ABY, the investigatory agent Gannod Chant, who worked for the Council on Security and Intelligence, translated a manuscript written by suspected Sith sympathizer Ingo Wavlud. Wavlud's manuscript, however, stated that Bandon died in the year 3,951 BBY along with Darth Traya, Darth Sion, and Darth Nihilus.[11]

Personality and traits

Bandon dueling the Cathar Jedi Juhani

During his time as a Sith, the Human male known as Darth Bandon was known for his ruthless behavior.[3] He was willing to take the lives of people and damage equipment to enforce his position, even for a perceived transgression as minor as walking in his way.[12] He was also focused on the destruction of the Republic, and the slaughter and extinction of the Jedi Order.[8] Bandon thought that his skills were more than adequate to defeat Revan and his companions, telling the former Dark Lord that he was no match for him.[2] Some in the Sith hierarchy felt that Bandon would eventually rise to challenge Malak for his mantle of Dark Lord, because of the Sith belief that the strongest must rule; and, it was also believed, that when the apprentice surpassed in ability the Master, the Master must fall.[3] As time went by, Bandon grew arrogant, and he began plotting to overthrow Malak.[1]

After Bandon joined the Sith ranks, he constructed a double-bladed lightsaber containing a red crystal. His lightsaber resembled the one used by the Sith Lord Exar Kun,[1] who initiated the Great Sith War forty years before the end of the Jedi Civil War.[13] Bandon also wore a customized set of light fiber armor which he fitted to his robes.[2]

Powers and abilities

"You may have defeated the pathetic bounty hunter my Master sent after you, but you are no match for me!"
―Darth Bandon, to Revan

Darth Bandon spoke and comprehended the Basic and Sith languages. Bandon was proficient in the use of his double-bladed lightsaber, killing many of his former Jedi brethren.[1] He also displayed his proficiency in using a single lightsaber when he dueled the Cathar Jedi Juhani.[14] Before Bandon fought Revan, he had yet to meet his equal in combat.[8]

Because of his strength in the Force,[15] Bandon was capable of using many Force powers. He could use the Force to push his opponents to the ground and could use it to alter the air currents around his opponent, turning it into a maelstrom. This swirling vortex of Force energy would lift an opponent into the air, spin them around, and completely immobilize them. Bandon was also able to use the Force to render himself virtually invulnerable to most offensive Force powers for a limited time, demonstrating this against Revan.[2]

Bandon's strength with the dark side of the Force enabled him to use dark-sided powers such as Force lightning, and he also used the dark side to tap into his rage and direct it against his opponents.[1] He could use the Force to instill fear in his opponents, driving them temporarily insane. Bandon was capable of using the dark side to drain his enemies' life-forces, and to strangle his opponents. He could also use it to debilitate his victims, having it work as a fast-acting toxin.[2]

Behind the scenes

Concept art of Darth Bandon, which was later used as art of an armored Dark Jedi

Darth Bandon was created by the developers at BioWare as a villain for the 2003 Xbox and PC video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.[3] Bandon's name was derived from the word "abandon."[16] In the article "The 100 Greatest Things About Star Wars… Ever!", which was published in Star Wars Insider 100, Bandon came in the twenty-second place, beating his Sith Master Darth Malak, who came in at twenty-third place.[15] A picture of Darth Bandon in the Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide depicts him dueling the female Cathar Jedi Juhani.[14] When Abel G. Peña, who was one of the authors of the campaign guide, was asked on his official thread on whether or not Juhani was present when Darth Bandon confronted Revan, Peña stated that it was up in the air for the moment.[17] Darth Bandon was featured as a miniature in the Jedi Academy wave of Star Wars Miniatures, released on June 30, 2009. However, his figure was listed as "Sith Apprentice".[18] Bandon received an entry in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia.[5]

Darth Bandon is referred to as a Sith Lord in the section detailing the Sith Order in the Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide. However, both his entries in the campaign guide[1] and the Databank[3] refer to him as a Sith apprentice. The guide Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force states that Revan killed Darth Bandon after escaping the Leviathan.[10] However, Bandon was defeated by Revan after he found the fourth Star Map, shortly before Revan and the crew of the Ebon Hawk were captured by the Leviathan.[2] The guide also states that Bandon died in the year 3,951 BBY, along with Darth Traya, Darth Sion, and Darth Nihilus.[11] However, Bandon was killed by Revan five years before in 3,956 BBY.[1]

The planet on which Revan battles Bandon is determined by the order in which the Star Maps, which lead to the location of the Star Forge, are obtained. Bandon appears on the planet where the fourth Star Map of the journey is found. If Revan has already found three Star Maps, and for any reason returns to the site of one of the previous ones, Bandon will confront Revan. Bandon is accompanied by two hooded Dark Jedi on Manaan or the desert world Tatooine. If Revan encountered Bandon on the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk, he is accompanied by two Dark Jedi wearing armor. On Korriban, Bandon is accompanied by two students from the Sith Academy,[2] the place where he was trained.[3]


  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (First appearance)


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Notes and references

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11  Darth Bandon in the Databank
  4. "Heritage of the Sith" - Star Wars Insider 88''
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Entry on Darth Bandon
  6.  Darth Malak in the Databank
  7. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Entry on Darth Malak
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Knights of the Old Republic: Prima's Official Strategy Guide, Entry on Darth Bandon
  9. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Revan's position in the Republic army is revealed in his second conversation with Carth Onasi regarding his background
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force, Entry from Deesra Luur Jada's holocron
  11. 11.0 11.1 Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force
  12. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic; When Darth Malak tells Admiral Saul Karath that he would send Bandon after Bastila Shan, Bandon walks on the bridge of the Leviathan, and kills a Sith soldier for walking in front of him.
  13. Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War
  14. 14.0 14.1 Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide, Image of Darth Bandon dueling Juhani
  15. 15.0 15.1 "The 100 Greatest Things About Star Wars... Ever!" - Star Wars Insider 100
  16.  "Darth Names and the Darth Who winner revealed." - "Keeper of the Holocron's Blog", Leland Chee's Blog
  17. Abel G. Pena (May 09, 2009). The Official Abel G. Peña Thread (Halagad Approved) (HTML). Retrieved on May 9, 2009.
  18. Star Wars Miniatures: Jedi Academy

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Darth Bandon was a human male that was Darth Malak's apprentice during the Jedi Civil War. He was thought to be killed by Revan, but somehow survived. He created his empire in 3,950 BBY and had Darth Transel as his apprentice. After leading the empire for two years, he was betrayed and killed by his apprentice.

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Darth Bandon
English: Darth Bandon
Attribute: DARK Image:Dark.png
Type: Sith
Level: 4 Image:Star.pngImage:Star.pngImage:Star.pngImage:Star.png
ATK/DEF: 1600/1800
Card Lore: Darth Malak's apprentice. Rumors fly about his ambition to challenge his master for rule of the Sith Empire.
Sets with this Card: Way of the Sith - WOS - EN064 (C)
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