The Darkside – John Roberts

The Darkside

Darth Vader with red lightsaber, Lord of the Darkside
“You don’t know the POWER of the Darkside!”

Hello everyone and welcome to the Darkside of SocialSEO! My name is John Roberts and I am happy to share my geekiness and love of a galaxy far, far away with you all. I have been a gigantic Star Wars fan ever since I was a kid and carried my obsession with me into adulthood. I used to pretend to be one of the noble Jedi, fighting for the freedom of the galaxy, but as time went on, I realized I identified much more with the Sith.

The Sith choose to use their passion and emotion to better themselves and improve, instead of repressing those feelings like the Jedi. The Sith aren’t afraid of power, but instead welcome it with open arms and always seek to learn new ways the Force can improve their lives. For the living embodiment of the Sith philosophy, check out Darth Trainorious the Adventurous over on Doug’s Page. If he isn’t the living embodiment of perseverance, than I don’t know what is!

The Sith code embodies their core philosophy:

“Peace is a lie. There is only PASSION.
Through passion, I gain STRENGTH.
Through strength, I gain POWER.
Through power, I gain VICTORY.
Through victory, my chains are BROKEN.
The Force shall free me.”

Some of the most notable Sith is Star Wars lore include:

Darth Sidious, AKA Emperor Palpatine

Emperor Palpatine, Master of the Darkside

     Emperor Palpatine was the leader of the Galactic Empire, and former Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic. He was the architect of the Clone Wars, which allowed him to gain more and more power while the galaxy was in turmoil. He used this to completely take over in order to create a united galaxy. He always feared there was a bigger threat out in the unknown regions of space.

Darth Vader, Palpatine’s Apprentice

Darth Vader, Lord of the Sith & User of the Darkside

Darth Vader was the father to Luke Skywalker (spoilers) and the biggest asthmatic baddie in the known universe. Known for his brutal efficiency and his cyborg body, Vader was the enforcer of Palpatine and spread fear throughout the galaxy. No real introduction is needed for this beast.

Darth Maul, Palpatine’s 1st Apprentice

Darth Maul, Darkside Apprentice

Darth Maul just SCREAMS bad guy, but this surprisingly nuanced semi-Sith had insights into the Darkside that others lacked. He was taken as a child by Palpatine and raised for the singular purpose of killing Jedi. Once cast aside (and cut in half), his Darkside power was the reason he was able to survive and eventually regain his strength. Another fan of cybernetic body parts, this Zabrak is as masterful with a blade as he is powerful in the Darkside.

Darth Bane, Creator of the Rule of Two

Darth Bane, Darkside Master & Creator of the Sith Rule of Two

Darth Bane lived 1,000s of years before the time of Skywalkers, but was instrumental to the long term success of the Sith. He alone realized that the Sith should always number only 2 in order to prevent infighting and always ensure their power as a whole increases. He can be pointed to as the origin of the Sith line that culminated with Emperor Palpatine.

To see adorable puppies that look like Sith, check out the Dog Lover’s Fan Page. 

Thank you for coming to my Darkside TED Talk! EMBRACE THE DARKSIDE!