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The sith always betray one another. This is what I mean, why does the appreantice always kill their master. Like Palpatine killing Plagueis or Visas Marr killed Nihilus. Why do the sith always kill their masters?—Unsigned comment byCool Tiga (talk • contribs).
To show that the student has surpassed the master. The student has learned everything he/she needs to know and has no further use of the master. Also the master is probably the closest the student has to a friend or consistent relationship, and the Sith have NO FRIENDS, so they must get rid of this impediment to unlocking their full power and to break their chains so the force can free them.Darth Pickle 2 (talk) 07:11, December 29, 2013 (UTC)
Actually the student does not always kill the master, that's more of a function under the rule of two system and Visas turning on Nihilus was nothing like Plaqueis being defeated by Sidious.....but that's beside point. Really what it comes down to is that the Sith are willing to take what they want from whomever they want. In Sith tradition respect and titles are gained through shows of strength, disputes are often settled through battles to the death. Another relevant aspect of Sith culture is their view of the natural society hierarchy: the strong are served by weak. If one is stronger than another than they are to be served by that weaker individual thus if a student becomes stronger than the master than it is the student who should hold a superior position. --22.214.171.124 13:41, December 30, 2013 (UTC)
Both very good points, but there is one thing to remember, the Sith also seek to gain greater power, and will kill, betray, or cheat anyone to do so, an example of this, is Darth Vader, when he tempted Luke to join him to overthrow Palpatine and, in his words, "...rule the galaxy together as father and son!" So also remember that.--MadMarek (Force Box) - "We speak, we learn, thats what we're for" 13:59, December 30, 2013 (UTC)