Darth Bane
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Darth Bane


Destroy the Jedi Order and have the Sith rule the Galaxy


Killed by his former apprentice, Darth Zannah

Darth Bane is an antagonist in the Star Wars franchise. He is a Sith Lord who lived a thousand years prior to the rise of the Empire. Bane was the sole survivor of the destruction of the Sith, and created the Rule of Two in order to reform the Sith. 


Born Dessel, Bane was raised as a miner on the Outer Rim planet Apatros. After killing a Galactic Republic ensign, Dessel fled Apatros and joined the Sith Brotherhood of Darkness, where he served as a soldier for the Gloom Walkers. After it was discovered that he was Force-sensitive, Dessel was taken to the Sith Academy on Korriban, where he excelled as a student. However, Bane became disillusioned with the Brotherhood, believing its leader, Skere Kaan, to be a cowardly individual. Bane turned on the Brotherhood and helped destroy it, allowing him to create a new Sith Order. Bane then instituted the Rule of Two, which stated that there could only be two Sith at a time, a master and an apprentice. Taking the title of Darth, Bane took an apprentice, Darth Zannah, to serve as his pupil.

A decade later, Bane planned to create a holocron to pass down the knowledge of the Sith to future Sith Lords. While he and Zannah were on the planet Tython, they were attacked by the Jedi, and Bane was grievously injured. The two Sith traveled to Ambria, where they forced a healer named Caleb to hep Bane. When Caleb notified the Jedi, Zannah killed him and tricked the Jedi into thinking his assistant, Darovit, was the Sith Lord, resulting in his death.

Ten years afterwards, Bane began to research ways to prolong his life by transferring his essence into another body, concerned that Zannah would eventually grow powerful enough to overthrow him. However, he was captured by assassins hired by Caleb's daughter Serra, and he was imprisoned. After being freed, Bane dueled Zannah on the planet Doan, with the fight ending in a draw. Bane escaped with Darth Cognus, whom he planned to train as his new apprentice if Zannah proved unworthy. There, Bane engaged in a final battle with Zannah, resulting in his death.

Despite Bane's death, nearly a milleniun later, Bane's Sith Order overthrew the Republic and took over the Galaxy.


Darth Bane was a devout follower of the Sith, and sought for the annihilation of the Jedi Order and the rise of the Sith in its place. Bane was also a social darwinist, believing that the strong should rule, and the weak should serve them. In Bane's mind, equality was a lie perpetuated by the Jedi.

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