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Sith Emperor
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Chronological and political information

Old Republic era


Sith Empire

Known apprentices

The Sith Emperor was a mysterious male Dark Lord of the Sith.



"When the Emperor planned on the Republic's destruction, he did not foresee the need for alliances. The Sith would sweep across the galaxy, systematically exterminating their age old Jedi enemies and dismantling the proud Republic."
―The Holocron of Jedi Master Gnost-Dural on the Great Galactic War. — (audio)Listen (file info)
The Sith Emperor on his throne

The Emperor survived the ancient Sith Empire's defeat during the Great Hyperspace War, and fled to Dromund Kaas with his most trusted Sith Lords. Here, he began rebuilding the Empire, vowing to return and defeat the Republic.

Using dark rituals, the Emperor prolonged his life and his undisputed rule.

In the time after the Mandalorian Wars eminent Jedi Knights Revan and Malak traveled into the unknown regions in search of the Star Forge which lead them into contact with the Sith Emperor. He supposedly corrupted them and gave them a mission to return to the Republic and serve as a vanguard for a Sith invasion, which ultimately failed after Malak betrayed Revan, his Sith Master, and took the mantel of the Dark Lord of the Sith for himself.[1]

The Sith Emperor led the Sith Empire during the Great Galactic War and after its conclusion withdrew, deferring control to his Dark Council, in order to pursue his own mysterious goals. By the time of the Great War, he was well over 1,400 years old.[2]

Behind the scenes

There are many speculations as to who the identity of this Sith Lord could be. The secret of immortality has been commented upon to have belonged to the ancient Sith, who were known to prolong and extend their lives in such a manner. IGN has reported that the Sith Emperor is Naga Sadow,[3] but since other sites, including the official website,[4] remain vague on the matter, the identity of the Sith Emperor remains uncertain. It should be noted that the Tales of the Jedi comic books that established Naga Sadow also established that he died at the hands of Freedon Nadd about seven hundred years before the events of the game, while later sources, such as Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force, have been very vague on the subject of Naga Sadow's eventual fate.

Due to a misunderstanding in a recent interview many have taken the words of Daniel Erickson, lead writer for Star Wars: The Old Republic, to mean the Sith Emperor was indeed the Emperor during the Great Hyperspace War. He has since posted a message saying this was not his intention and that the Sith Emperor was not the Emperor during that era, and therefore not Naga Sadow.[5]

It should also be noted that the recent Essential Atlas shows that both an un-named Sith Lord and Naga Sadow fled Sith space in separate directions, with Naga Sadow going to Yavin as in previously established canon and the unnamed Sith Lord fleeing to the unknown regions. This same source also implies that Shar Dakhan was the last acting Dark Lord.


  • Timeline 1: Treaty of Coruscant (Mentioned only)
  • Timeline 4: The Empire Changes Strategy
  • Timeline 5: The Battle of Bothawui
  • Timeline 6: Onslaught of the Sith Empire (Appears in hologram)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic, Threat of Peace Act 1: Treaty of Coruscant (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic


Notes and references

  1. "Star Wars: The Old Republic - Video Interview with Daniel Erickson"
  2. IGN
  3. [1]
  4. [2]
  5. [3]

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