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Biographical information

Deralia (pre-programmed identity)[1]


c. 3994 BBY[2]

Physical description




Hair color

Dark brown[2]

Eye color

Dark brown;[2] yellow (dark side)[6]

Skin color


Chronological and political information

Old Republic era[3]

"I'm doing this to save lives, not for glory! I will mourn for the dead, and do what I must. As a young Jedi I went to war. I accepted violence, and darkness and the Emperor called to me from across the Galaxy. He made me a Sith Lord and named me Darth Revan. I killed for him, I turned on the Republic, but I have found redemption!"

Revan, renowned as "the Revanchist" and dreaded as Darth Revan, was a Human male Jedi Knight turned conquering Dark Lord of the Sith until, stripped of his true persona, he returned to the crumbling Jedi Order and helped defeat the Sith Empire. He was trained as a Padawan by the Jedi Master Kreia as well as a number of other Jedi Masters, both on Coruscant and at the Jedi Enclave on Dantooine. Acknowledged as a very gifted pupil, by 3,964 BBY he was a Jedi Knight respected enough to amass a notable following that argued for Jedi intervention in the Mandalorian Wars. The Jedi Council, though opposed to this course of action, ultimately sanctioned Revan and his movement when the horror of the Mandalorians' genocide of the Cathar came to light, allowing the charismatic Jedi and his closest friend, Malak, to recruit and lead a faction of the Jedi Order to war without fear of reprisal. A talented military tactician and strategist, Revan directed the Galactic Republic to victory after assuming command of its forces in 3,963 BBY, finally ending the conflict in 3,960 BBY with the defeat and execution of Mandalore the Ultimate, the destruction of Malachor V and the disarmament of the Mandalorian Neo-Crusaders. Yet in the wake of this triumph, Revan, his loyal Jedi followers, and the third of the Republic fleet that remained under his direct control ventured into the Unknown Regions and ceased all communications with the known galaxy.

Having embraced the seductive Sith teachings he encountered at the Trayus Academy on Malachor V, Revan and Malak tracked down ancient Rakatan Star Maps in pursuit of the Star Forge, a superweapon of the Infinite Empire. Succeeding in this, he returned to the civilization he had left behind openly as Darth Revan, Dark Lord of the Sith. Commanding the continued obedience of many veterans of the Mandalorian Wars, and alongside the man who was now his Sith apprentice, Darth Malak, Revan betrayed the Jedi, turned against the Republic, and plunged the known galaxy into the Jedi Civil War. Utilizing the Star Forge to spawn an immense armada, Revan cut a carefully calculated path of conquest through the Outer Rim, establishing a powerful Sith Empire to which new converts regularly flocked. Though the Republic staved off total defeat for two years, thanks to the extraordinary battle meditation of the gifted Jedi Bastila Shan, Revan's ultimate triumph seemed inevitable until he and Malak were ensnared by a Jedi trap. As a Republic fleet engaged that of the two ruling Sith, a strike team led by Shan boarded Revan's flagship and battled its way to the Dark Lord. Moments before the Jedi engaged Revan in combat, however, Malak—sensing an opportunity to be rid of both the Jedi and the Master whose power he coveted—had his own vessel open fire on the distracted Sith Lord's bridge. Caught by surprise, Revan was incapacitated by Malak's attack and then captured by Shan while his traitorous apprentice, believing his Master destroyed, seized control of the Sith Empire.

His mind shattered, his memories scattered, and soon thought dead by the galaxy-at-large, Revan's life was preserved by none other than Shan, an act that forged a Force bond between them. Either unable or unwilling to restore their prisoner's true self, but requiring the knowledge buried within his mind, the Jedi Council used the Force to rebuild Revan with a new identity loyal to the Republic. Nearly one year later, after Revan, still oblivious to his true past, rescued the captive Shan alongside Commander Carth Onasi and an eclectic band of allies on Taris, the Jedi Council on Dantooine opted to retrain him. Reawakening to his former skills and charged with unearthing the source of Malak's colossal fleet, Revan and his loyal comrades thwarted all obstacles and adversaries as he and Shan were guided by shared "visions"—in truth Revan's own memories—to the Star Maps on Tatooine, Kashyyyk, Manaan, and Korriban. In the midst of this odyssey, the group was ensnared by Admiral Saul Karath, commander of the Sith fleet, and imprisoned aboard the Leviathan. Though Revan and his friends escaped and killed Karath, Darth Malak confronted his former Master, revealed his true identity and ultimately recaptured Shan, the woman Revan had come to love. Continuing in the face of this loss, Revan and his allies successfully discovered the final Star Map and the location of the Star Forge. There, in the Rakata system, Revan rejected the darkness of his past, turned Shan, whom Malak had broken to his will, back to the light and vanquished the reigning Dark Lord, playing his part in the battle that brought the war he had instigated to a close. A year onward, having driven the warring Sith factions from Korriban, Revan, with more memories returning, left the known galaxy behind on a solitary quest against the "true" Sith. As of 3643 BBY, he was thought to have never returned.


Early life and Jedi trainingEdit

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Three of Revan's Jedi Masters.

"Revan had a mother and father, parents, ancestors, like all Jedi do. And when he awakened to his potential, I was there to see it. But where he was born, where he came from, I do not know… anymore than I know where he walks now. Some said that Revan was born in the Outer Regions, beyond the Rim, and that's what called to him during the Mandalorian Wars… and after. It was the call of home."

Much of the early life of the Human male known as Revan is undetermined. What is known is that he was born to a man and a woman in the Outer Rim Territories, and was eventually deemed suitable for instruction in the ways of the Force by the Jedi Order. Revan's initial instruction in the Jedi ways came from the Jedi Master Kreia.[8] Revan was trained at the Jedi academy on Dantooine, along with his closest friend, Alek.[9][10] Revan and Alek made occassional trips to Coruscant, the Galactic Republic's capital. They visited the Twi'lek Jedi Master Zhar Lestin there for additional training. The elder Jedi, though noting Revan's "insatiable" desire for knowledge, dismissed it as exuberance and eagerness, believing the youth to be a future champion of the Jedi Order.[6]

After Revan learned all he could from Kreia, he left her tutelage, going on to study beneath other Jedi Masters, including Lestin, Dorak, the Jedi chronicler of the Dantooine Jedi Enclave,[6] and Arren Kae. Eventually, Revan returned to Kreia when he realized there was nothing more to be learned from the Jedi, except how one could leave them forever.[8] Some time before the year 3,964 BBY, Revan, along with Alek, attained the rank of Jedi Knight.[11]

The Mandalorian WarsEdit

The RevanchistEdit

"Who I am is not important—my message is."
Hooded jedi

The Revanchist.

During the early Outer Rim skirmishes between the Republic and Mandalorian Neo-Crusaders, Revan, by this time a well known and charismatic Jedi Knight, moved throughout the Jedi Order, arguing his case for Jedi intervention. Though at first a lone voice among the Jedi, considered the "Jedi's own crusader" by the Republic media,[11] the first to be drawn to Revan's cause was his closest friend Alek, who then aided his friend in further recruitment.[12] Late into 3,964 BBY, Revan, whom Alek considered his honorary "Master",[11] made the decision to journey to the Mandalorian front against the Jedi Council's wishes, so as to scout out the enemy lines. On the way, he and his followers briefly stopped by the ecumenopolis of Taris. An acquaintance of the Jedi Master Lucien Draay, who was a member of a secret Jedi cabal known as the Covenant, Revan hoped to recruit more Jedi to his cause from the academy on the world, yet neither Draay or any of the other Jedi on the planet were willing, or allowed, to oblige.[13]

Sometime after leaving Taris, Revan left his followers on the planet Suurja while he investigated events on Onderon and its moon Dxun. Though he reported his findings to the Jedi High Council shortly after the onset of the Mandalorian Wars, the Council told Revan yet again that there was no place for the Jedi Order in the war, and sent him on a mission to rescue the Jedi followers that had been captured before the fourth battle of Suurja. As he departed the Council chambers, Revan encountered Draay once more and, after a brief conversation about an undefined truth, left to complete his task.[14] Ultimately, however, Revan's Jedi were saved from the experiments of the Mandalorian scientist Demagol by the fugitve Jedi Padawan Zayne Carrick—who was framed by Draay for the Padawan Massacre of Taris[15]—and the rogue Mandalorian Rohlan Dyre.[16] Once reunited with his followers, Revan's campaign for Jedi intervention in the war against the Mandalorians continued, albeit somewhat differently than before. Whereas his efforts had previously been considered a curiosity at best, in the context of a larger Mandalorian War he suddenly found himself a celebrity. As the Revanchist movement behind him grew, the Republic media cast Revan in the role of crusading savior, wrongfully ignored by the High Council. Though first referred to as the "Revanchist Leader" in reports, it was not long before the young Jedi Knight was given a new, "snappier" moniker: the Revanchist.[11]


Revan and Alek sense the Mandalorian's nuclear bombardment of Serroco.

The Jedi Council further urged patience and strictly forbade action as the war continued. As the Mandalorian atrocities continued to mount, Revan could not restrain himself any longer. He disobeyed the Jedi Council and joined the war, and, taking advantage of his reputation and growing popularity, convinced many other Jedi to join his cause. While on a mission to the world of Cathar, which had been devastated in the early skirmishes with the Mandalorians, Revan, Alek, and the Jedi accompanying them felt death in the Force as the Mandalorians unleashed a devastating nuclear attack on the planet Serroco. Doubled over in empathic pain, the most Revan could do was state that he felt the deaths in the Force.[17] A short time later, Revan was invited to bid on the exogorth superweapons that Arkoh Adasca, the Adascorp leader, was selling. Rather then attend the meeting, Revan sent Alek in his place. Several Jedi had visions concerning Adasca's exogorths and the role they could play in the war, so Revan instructed Alek to ensure that the danger they presented was taken "out of the mix."[18] He remained on Cathar to search for evidence pertaining to the massacre of the Cathar.[19]

Shortly after the Adasca affair, the siege of Taris, and the bombardment of Jebble, Lucien Draay was appointed to the Jedi Council. He reported to the Council concerning Republic intelligence reports indicating that there was a blow to the Mandalorian's plans of conquest, reportedly by an insurrection within their own ranks, and stated that the "interventionist path" sought by Revan was wrong for both the Republic and the Jedi. The Council approved his motion, which ordered the recall, or if necessary, detention, of the "prowar renegades."[20] After the Covenant co-founder and Sith Acolyte Haazen's failed insurrection against the Jedi Order, Alek, now going by "Malak",[21] testified to the Council against the Covenant on behalf of Zayne Carrick. After Malak's testimony, the Council sent him back to Revan and his followers with a final warning.[22]


"They were beaten! You didn't have to do it! One of you knew, but you didn't listen! I don't know your name—but I take up your cause. I will not remove your mask until there is justice—until the Mandalorians have been defeated once and for all. So swears…Revan!"
―Revan, after the vision of the Mandalorians slaughtering the Cathar[src]

Malak and his fellow Jedi look on as Revan vows to defeat the Mandalorians on Cathar.

After Malak left Coruscant and returned to Cathar, where Revan had been attempting to find proof of the Mandalorians' devastation of the Cathar people,[19] Vrook Lamar and a group of Jedi tracked Malak and Revan to the planet. Lamar and the Jedi met with Revan, Malak, and the Revanchists and told the group to abandon their efforts and disperse permanently. The Jedi Masters believed that the Mandalorians were not a threat and that nothing warranted the Jedi's involvement in the Mandalorian Wars. During the discussion, Revan noticed a Mandalorian mask underneath his own feet and picked it up. When the light struck it, all the Jedi experienced a vision of the past of Mandalorians driving hordes of the Cathar into the sea. A Mandalorian female, to whom the mask in Revan's hands belonged, tried to convince Cassus Fett—who had led the attack on the planet—that the Cathar were defeated and did not need to all be killed. Fett refused to stand down, saying that the Cathar left a stain of dishonor amongst the Mando'ade and that he intended to wash that stain clean by committing genocide. Fett then ordered the planet's devastation, killing the Cathar and the Mandalorian female.[23]

After the vision had ended, Revan became enraged, shouting that the Mandalorians did not have to kill all of the already-beaten Cathar. Recognizing that the lone Mandalorian female knew that the genocide had been wrong, Revan decided to take up her cause of protecting innocents from unnecessary destruction. Revan donned the Mandalorian female's mask, vowing not to remove it until there was justice against the Mandalorians—specifically, their defeat.[23] Although the truth of what happend on Cathar was known, the Jedi still did not give Revan and Malak their full support. However, Revan managed to organize the Revanchists under the banner of a Republic mercy corps. The Jedi Council allowed Revan, Malak, and the Revanchists to participate in the Mandalorian Wars.[24] Both Malak and Revan were promoted to the rank of general.[23]

The final battlesEdit

"The Republic fleets began to use more than just basic tactics. Feints, counterattacks, mass deceptions. Revan was a genius on the field. Revan abandoned worlds of their defenders so that others would be too fortified to strike, and was willing to make sacrifices in order to advance goals. And in the end, Revan proved too much for us."
―Canderous Ordo[src]

Revan leads his forces against the Mandalorians.

The entrance of Revan and his Jedi into the war marked its turning point. Revan's clever military strategies and tactics, coupled with Malak's courage and fiery determination, saw the pair becoming the foremost heroes of the conflict. Claiming victory time after time, they were propelled through the ranks of the Republic military and were eventually given full control the entire Republic fleet.[3] With his newfound authority, Revan spearheaded the Republic war effort and began to steadily push the Mandalorians back. Together, Revan and Malak liberated Taris, fought Cassus Fett at Jaga's Cluster, and defeated much of the Mandalorian army at Althir.[25]

Yet, despite such victories, the Jedi Masters they had left behind believed that Revan, Malak, and the Jedi that had joined them were only offering easy solutions to the galaxy's problems, fearing that much woe would result from their recklessness. As the war progressed, concerns were raised over Revan and Malak's behavior. They gradually changed from the idealistic men that had first rebelled against the Jedi Council and began to adopt characteristics similar to their Mandalorian adversaries. To Revan and Malak, ultimate victory became all that mattered, and in order to ensure it, the two Jedi met their enemies' brutal, merciless tactics with a ruthlessness of their own. Over the course of the war, Malak and Revan developed a cold, calculating disposition that was uncharacteristic of Jedi and grew to despise weakness and indecisiveness. "Moral shortcuts" became common practice under their leadership, along with a number of other unsavory acts. Though there were some who frowned upon such actions, the vast majority of the galaxy cared only that Revan and Malak were winning the war and hailed them as heroes.[6][8] Revan even began to adopt Mandalorian Crusader rhetoric, calling his cause a "Jedi crusade".[3]


Revan and Malak discover the Star Map on Dantooine.

At some point during the Mandalorian Wars, Revan found a Rakatan Star Map in the old ruins near the Jedi Enclave on Dantooine. The Star Map was necessary to uncover the secret location of the Star Forge, a relic of the Rakatan Infinite Empire that had ruled the galaxy approximately 20,000 standard years before. Revan and Malak delved into the ancient ruins, and after successfully passing the trials set for them by the guard droid that had been left behind by the so-called "Builders," they were given access to the Star Map. Moments before they crossed the threshold that would lead them to their prize, Malak warned Revan of the consequences, feeling that if they examined the Star Map, the Jedi Order would banish both he and Revan. However, such words did not dissuade Revan from continuing to the Star Map.[6] In the final year of the Mandalorian Wars, Revan found another Star Map on the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk. Shortly thereafter, Revan traveled to the Sith planet of Malachor V, where he discovered the Trayus Academy and delved deeply into the Sith secrets contained within.[3] On its surface, Revan was quickly assaulted by the destructive dark side energies that permeated the world, yet through the strength of his will, he was able to feed on the evil power without being consumed by it.[26] Soon thereafter, he stumbled upon the Trayus Academy, an abandoned training center built by the ancient Sith Empire. While unearthing the planet's buried secrets, Revan learned the location and significance of the planet Korriban, the homeworld of the ancient Sith species.[8]

Returning to the wars, Revan forced a final confrontation with the Mandalorians over Malachor V. His plan was to unleash the Mass Shadow Generator, a superweapon constructed by the Zabrak engineer Bao-Dur, on the planet, wiping out the majority of the Mandalorian fleet, as well as those Republic forces and Jedi who were not fervently loyal to him. Trusting the device's activation to a Jedi General who would later become known as the Jedi Exile,[8] Revan battled and killed Mandalore the Ultimate himself. The battle resulted in catastrophic losses on both sides. In the end, many Jedi were twisted to the dark side, and the once proud Mandalorian clans were crippled. After the battle, Revan denied the vanquished force their leader's ancestral mask, and with it their ability to choose a true successor. Ordering his forces to strip them of their weapons and armor, and to dismantle their Basilisk war droids, Revan condemned the Mandalorians to perpetual exile. Some returned to the planet Mandalore, others became bounty hunters, bodyguards, and mercenaries.[25] Such a total victory over their adversaries, despite the Republic casualties, saw Revan hailed as a savior. Yet unbeknownst to those praising him, the Sith teachings were already sweeping through the ranks of those who had followed him to war.[8]

Revan Malak Sith Emperor

Revan and Malak confront the Sith Emperor on Dromund Kaas.

After the final battle of Malachor V, Revan constructed HK-47, an assassin droid. When the Exile—who disconnected herself from the Force during the cataclysmic final battle—left Revan and Malak's fleet to answer for her actions before the Jedi Council, Malak wanted Revan to order HK-47 to kill her. However, Revan, who saw the woman as a Jedi "who was already dead" would not allow her assassination.[8] Having defeated the Mandalorians, the two now-legendary Jedi Knights did not return to the Republic. Instead, they led the remainder of their forces into the Unknown Regions, intent on hunting down surviving Mandalorians. For a year afterward, nothing was heard from them, and the Republic feared its heroes to be lost.[6]

However, during their pursuit of the Mandalorians, Revan and Malak discovered the true Sith Empire on the world of Dromund Kaas. The two confronted the Sith Emperor, but were themselves corrupted, and became Sith Lords under their new Sith Master's influence. The two former Jedi added the "Darth" title to their names, and the Emperor ordered Revan and Malak to recover the remaining Rakatan Star Maps and locate the Star Forge. He intended to use the Star Forge to accelerate the construction of his Sith armada, which would enable the Sith to defeat the Jedi and Republic. After meeting with the Emperor,[7] Revan and Malak began to search for the Star Forge, using the maps they had found on Dantooine[6] and Kashyyyk.[3] The two Sith Lords located and uncovered three more Star Maps on the desert world Tatooine, the Selkath's oceanic homeworld Manaan, and the ancient Sith tombworld Korriban.[6]

Quest for the Star ForgeEdit

"Is this wise? The ancient Jedi sealed this archway. If we pass beyond this door, we can never go back. The Order will surely banish us."

With the information obtained from the Star Maps, Revan and Malak began their search for the Star Forge. After this, Revan and Malak were able to travel to the previously unknown Rakata system; upon their arrival, the pair immediately crashed on Rakata Prime. Shortly after, they were attacked by a primitive tribe known as the Black Rakata, who attempted to take them prisoner. The Dark Lord and his apprentice bested them easily, and though Revan could not understand the Rakata, he was able to use a Force technique to rip it from their minds, and "teaching" Basic to them in turn. Having been cowed into submission by the Sith Lords' Force powers, the Black Rakata took them to meet their leader, The One. After using the Force to teach Basic to The One, Revan explained that he was pursuing the power of the Star Forge, and that he would require access to the local temple known as the Temple of the Ancients. Yet from the superstitious, primitive ramblings Revan received in response, it soon became clear that neither The One or his followers had any true comprehension of their species' past, nor the technological might the Rakata had once commanded. Nevertheless, the One promised to help Revan enter the Temple, providing Revan used his "strange magics" to slaughter the Elder Rakata, a competing Rakatan tribe that had resisted The One's might. Revan swore he would do so.[6]


The Star Forge.

Revan realized that these "Elders" were in possession of the answers he sought. Revan approached the Elders peacefully, learning much of the Rakata and their old empire, and of the disruptor field that had caused his and Malak's ship to crash. Sensing the Elders' abhorrence for their species' violent past, Revan proclaimed himself to be a servant of the light side, searching for a way to destroy the Star Forge. Trusting them, the Elders gave Revan and Malak access to the temple, and thanking them, the pair promised to destroy the Star Forge and return.[6] Instead, Revan and Malak declared themselves the new Dark Lords of the Sith.[3] Leading his forces to the Rakata system, Revan began to realize his plans. Though the Star Forge was capable of granting vast power to those who fully embraced its dark nature, Revan minimized his exposure to the ancient space station, using it purely to construct an enormous fleet with which to conquer the Republic. Revan, unlike his apprentice, understood the dangerous consequences of drawing upon the Star Forge too heavily. The artifact had led the Infinite Empire of the Rakata to its doom, fueling the Rakatan species' hate, and driving them to civil war. Revan had no intention of letting over-reliance on the Star Forge disrupt the order he planned to bring to the galaxy. Having finally found the Star Forge, Revan decided to disobey the orders of the Sith Emperor, and instead of reporting the location of the Star Forge, Revan planned to use the superweapon to form his own Sith Empire in preparation to fight off the eventual Sith invasion.[7][6]

The Jedi Civil WarEdit

"Revan understood one thing—the real battle was going to be fought between the Jedi on both sides. That was the only battle that mattered. […] Whoever had the most, the strongest Jedi were going to win the Civil War. If Revan couldn't convert Jedi, then Revan would kill them."
―Atton Rand[src]
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The Sith Lords Darth Revan and Darth Malak.

In 3,959 BBY, Revan and Malak returned to Korriban and seized control of the planet. They established a new Sith Academy,[3] in order to ensure that Dark Jedi training there would be ready to defend the Sith Empire.[27] A year after their apparent disappearance, Revan and Malak returned to known space at the head of a massive invasion fleet. Openly revealing themselves as Sith Lords, they and all those that followed them declared war on the Republic and the Jedi Order.[6] This marked the beginning a twenty-year campaign to end the "tyranny" of the Jedi Council once and for all,[28] initiating the Jedi Civil War.[3]

The war, while bloody, was orchestrated to topple the Republic while doing little damage to its underlying industrial infrastructure. Under Revan's leadership, Sith forces bypassed militarily vital planets that would be required for the defense of the galaxy against the threat of the "True Sith." Revan's plan was to keep the Republic largely intact for the purposes of post-war rebuilding. He even took out a number of political figureheads, such as Senator Yusanis of the Echani, who had served with him in the Mandalorian Wars,[6] Mimas Yoon of Corellia, and Lelin-Dor of Serroco. As such, he could begin his rule with a functional military and economy rather than starting from scratch. Also, had he failed in conquering the galaxy, he believed the end result would be much the same: a stronger Republic, more capable of defending itself. Revan knew that, with Jedi in the war, this contest would come down to whoever had the most and strongest Jedi. He used tactics that relied on secrecy rather than brute force. Revan's Sith assassins quietly flooded into the Republic to kill or abduct Jedi throughout known space. Revan also kidnapped some of his own Force-sensitive troops and converted them into Dark Jedi. Utilizing his assassin droid HK-47, Revan eliminated threats to the stability of his Sith Empire.[8]

In the year 3,958 BBY, Revan and his Sith carried out a successful attack on the shipyard world of Foerost, capturing the majority of the Republic's fleet.[27] The Republic Admiral Saul Karath, who had served under Revan and Malak in the Mandalorian Wars, declared the Republic unworthy of his loyalty and transferred his services and his flagship Leviathan to Revan's service.[3] Karath also gave the Sith codes that enabled them to bypass a Republic Navy docking bay's scanners. This allowed the Sith forces to sweep in and destroy over half of the docked ships before they had time to react.[6] Later, Revan promoted Karath as the commander of the entire Sith fleet.[27] Later that year, the Sith carried out a successful attack on the planet Telos IV. Revan had intended for Telos to be conquered, but his apprentice Darth Malak ordered Karath to prove his loyalty to the Sith by destroying Telos. Karath complied, earning the wrath of surviving Telosians such as the Republic commander Carth Onasi, whose wife died after the attack.[6] The Sith also carried out an attack on the Zabrak homeworld Iridonia,[29][30] and an attack on the Rodian homeworld Rodia.[3]

With Revan at the helm and Malak as his head general, the Sith forged vital alliances to expedite the support and deployment of their forces. They conspired with Czerka Corporation to amass resources, and they secured diplomatic relations with Manaan so that they were able to export the healing agent kolto.[6] At some point during the war, Malak saw Revan as being soft, resulting in a tension that culminated in a lightsaber duel, in which Revan removed Malak's entire jaw with a single stroke from his lightsaber. Malak's injury necessitated a cybernetic jaw guard,[3] which allowed Malak to speak, albeit with an electronic tone which created an intimidating effect.[31]

The apprentice betrays the MasterEdit

"I betrayed you when I realized my own strength was greater than yours…"
―Darth Malak[src]

The reinvigorated Sith won battle after battle, until a Jedi Knight named Bastila Shan entered the fray with her skill with a Force power known as Battle meditation, a powerful Force ability that increased the combat effectiveness of the Republic's forces and sapped the will of enemy combatants. Yet, even with Shan's aid, the Republic forces knew that they could not hold out forever against the Sith. In a desperate attempt to end the war, the Jedi and Republic forces set a trap for Revan and Malak in 3,957 BBY.[32][31] After a group of Republic agents obtained the sensor command codes for Revan's flagship on the planet Sernpidal,[33] the Republic lured the Sith into battle against a small fleet. During the space battle, Shan led a team of Jedi that boarded Revan's flagship, and managed to corner the Dark Lord on the bridge. Revan quickly eliminated all the Republic soldiers while the Jedi took down the Sith Lord's Dark Jedi.[6]


Bastila Shan and other Jedi confront Darth Revan just prior to his apparent death.

As the Dark Lord prepared to fight the Jedi, Darth Malak—in the hopes of destroying Revan, Shan, and the Jedi—betrayed Revan by ordering his flagship, the Leviathan, to fire on the bridge of Revan's vessel. Though Malak believed himself to have been successful in killing the man who had been his best friend, Revan managed to survive, although he was knocked into a coma. After surviving the turbolaser blasts that had rocked through the bridge, Shan was faced with a choice. Upon regaining her wits, she was confronted with the broken, comatose body of Darth Revan. The Dark Lord was nearly dead, just a tiny spark of the Force remained alive within him. Shan made the decision to grab a hold of that waning spark and keep Revan alive. Through that act, she tied Revan's life to her own, forging a powerful Force bond. Shan took Revan[6] and attempted to escape from the cruiser while carrying his unconscious body, but her path was blocked by a group of Sith troopers. A group of Republic agents, who had obtained the sensor codes for Shan on Sernpidal, attacked the troopers, allowing Shan to carry Revan to the flagship's hangar bay and make her escape.[33] The Sith retreated from the battle, believing Revan had died. Shan had stabilized Revan, but the Sith Lord was still in critical condition and his mind remained heavily damaged. Shan brought him to the Jedi; eventually, the Jedi Council decided that in order to find out how Revan had made near-unstoppable fleet, they had to rely on Shan's bond with the former Jedi Knight to draw out Revan's memories and find the answers. To do this, Revan's broken mind was reprogrammed by the Council to conceal the Dark Lord's old identity. Shan was charged with keeping Revan's identity hidden and drawing out the former Dark Lord's memories.[6]

Destruction of TarisEdit

"Maybe I misjudged you. Carth wouldn't have sent you if he wasn't confident in your… abilities. Forgive me—despite my Jedi training, I still tend to act a bit rashly sometimes. Please, take me to Carth right away. Between the three of us I'm sure we can figure out some way to get off this planet before the Sith realize we're here."
―Bastila Shan[src]

Revan and Carth Onasi flee the Endar Spire in an escape pod.

A year later, Revan—who was under an implanted name and with no recollection of his real history or of his former mastery of the Force—was enlisted as a common soldier in the Republic army,[9][34] and placed under Shan's command on the Republic warship Endar Spire. Darth Malak, thinking his Master dead, had devoted all his forces to the hunt for Shan, and in orbit above the world of Taris, his fleet ambushed and boarded the Endar Spire. Revan awoke in the middle of the battle and proceeded to fight his way off the ship with the aid of the Republic ensign Trask Ulgo, who sacrificed himself to save Revan from a "Dark Jedi"—none other than Darth Malak's Shadow Hand, a former Jedi named Darth Bandon. Along with the Republic commander Carth Onasi, who assisted Shan in fleeing the ship aboard her escape pod, Revan managed to escape in the last pod on the Endar Spire just moments before it exploded.[6]

After crash-landing on the surface of Taris, Revan was knocked unconscious. Onasi dragged Revan from the crash site, where Revan began experiencing flashbacks through the Force of his buried past. The two men discovered that Shan had been captured by the Black Vulkars swoop gang and was being offered as a prize to the winner of a swoop race tournament called the Tarisian Season Opener. With help from the Vulkars' rival, the Hidden Beks, as well as a young Twi'lek female by the name of Mission Vao and her Wookiee friend Zaalbar—who swore a life debt to Revan after he helped Vao rescue Zaalbar—Revan entered the tournament himself and was able to win Shan's freedom. These accomplishments were enough to attract the attention of the Mandalorian mercenary Canderous Ordo, who gave Revan an offer to escape Taris. He and his companions would steal the Ebon Hawk, the Exchange criminal syndicate boss Davik Kang's flagship[6]

After Revan and his companions were able to steal the bypass codes for the Sith blockade from the Sith base, with the help of their new droid companion T3-M4, Ordo introduced Revan to Kang as someone wanting to join the Exchange. While Kang ran a background check, Revan, Shan, Onasi, and Ordo[35] broke into the hangar in an attempt to steal the Ebon Hawk. They were confronted by Kang and the bounty hunter Calo Nord. During the short firefight that ensued, Malak ordered the Sith Admiral Saul Karath to destroy the planet. The resulting bombardment resulted in Kang's death and Nord's apparent death, and allowed Revan and his crew to make their getaway after they picked up the rest of their companions.[6]

Return to the Jedi EnclaveEdit

"I have not heard of any new apprentices being accepted for training recently. What brings you to this place, may I ask?"
―Deesra Luur Jada, to Revan upon arrival on Dantooine[src]

Deciding that they needed to regroup, Revan and his companions fled to the Jedi Enclave on Dantooine. Shan spoke to the Jedi Council of "recent developments", and once being informed of Revan, the Council requested an audience with him. Onasi found that the invitation was unusual for someone who was not even a Jedi yet, and the Twi'lek Jedi Deesra Luur Jada remarked that he had not seen anyone accepted for training recently. Shan presented Revan to the Jedi Council on Dantooine. Master Zhar Lestin, a member of the Council, told Revan that they had been discussing his "special case", and that Shan had told them that he was strong in the Force. However, contrary to the other Masters, Vrook Lamar said that they needed proof of his strong connection to the Force before they could even consider training him. Shan argued that surely all of them could feel the strength of the Force within Revan. Lestin said that they could indeed, though the power was wild and untamed, and that they could not ignore it. Knowing Revan’s former identity, Lamar further argued that if they trained him, perhaps the Dark Lord would return. Not wanting to reveal Revan’s identity to him, Master Vandar Tokare declared that they would discuss the matter in private.[6]


The Jedi Enclave.

While the Council debated, Shan and Revan shared a vision of himself and Malak, as Jedi, visiting Dantooine's ruins when they found the first Star Map. After Shan and Revan told the Council of the event, Master Dorak claimed that the ruins had long been known to them, but they believed them to be merely burial mounds. Revan learned from the Masters that he and Shan shared a Force bond, and the Council believed that together, they would both be able to defeat Malak. The Council decided to send them to the ruins in their vision, where they believed they would find some clue as to why he and Malak had been corrupted by the dark side.[6]

Jedi training on DantooineEdit

"What greater weapon is there than to turn an enemy to your cause? To use their own knowledge against them."
―Bastila Shan — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

Before Revan was to be sent, he was trained in the ways of the Force—unknown to him to be the second time. Revan’s progress was amazing, and Zhar Lestin, his teacher, said that he had never seen anyone who had mastered the initial training so quickly. Within weeks, he was soon welcomed fully into the Jedi Order. Before ending his apprenticeship and becoming a Padawan, he was to complete three tests. His first test was his knowledge of the Jedi Code. After he passed, his next test was to build a lightsaber. After Revan successfully built his lightsaber, he was told by Lestin of his third trial: to cleanse a meditation grove of its dark taint. He proceeded to the grove, and found the source of the dark taint: a Cathar female Dark Jedi named Juhani, who, before his mind was destroyed, he had encouraged to become a Jedi after rescuing her from the Exchange slavers on Taris. After Revan fought and defeated her, Juhani realized that he was stronger, and explained who she was. Revan spared her life and persuaded her ask the Jedi Council for mercy. The Jedi Council was pleased with his success, and his decision to redeem her. He had passed the final test, and therefore became a Padawan. Meanwhile, during his stay at the Enclave, he learned of the history of the Mandalorian Wars and of his turn to the dark side, as well as Malak's.[6]


Bastila Shan and the Dantooine Jedi Council.

Revan also helped the farmers and settlers of Dantooine. He met a farmer named Jon, who demanded justice for the Mandalorian’s murder of his daughter. Although he was not one for wanton violence, Revan agreed to protect Jon and his fellow settlers. Revan was forced to kill several Mandalorians in combat, due to their ambushing him on the fields around the Enclave. Returning to Jon with the news, Revan inquired deeper into the situation. Jon told him that the carnage would not stop until their leader, Sherruk, had been killed. Despite Revan's constant avoidance of the lure of the dark side, he set out after Sherruk, with the justification that he would be helping the farmers. He confronted Sherruk in a grove on Dantooine, and killed him and his cronies in combat. Revan returned to Jon with the news, which calmed the farmer down. Jon insisted that Revan take his reward of a hundred Republic credits, but Revan refused. Jon begged him to take the credits, saying that no amount would ever be enough for what Revan had done for him, and told Revan he would tell the Council of Revan's compassion.[6]

Another situation Revan influenced involved the Matale and Sandral families. The Matales had a long running feud with the Sandrals, and even with assistance from the Jedi Enclave, no compromise could be reached to settle the arguing. Later, Ahlan Matale's son Shen was kidnapped by Nurik Sandral, who believed his son Casus was killed by the Matales. When Revan arrived at the Sandral estate to inform Nurik that Casus had been killed by kath hounds, Nurik's daughter Rahasia told Revan about Shen's kidnapping. Due to Revan's interference, Shen escaped with Rahasia, but both were ambushed by their parents outside the estate. Revan was able to convince the fathers to allow their children to live their own lives, and the two agreed to purchase a new house for their children. After this, he and Shan went to investigate the ruins that they had seen in their vision of Revan and Malak. Once inside, they were confronted by a droid speaking the Rakatan language, who were, at this time, unknown to the rest of the galaxy. It switched to a language resembling that spoken by the Tusken Raiders, but finally changed to something Revan understood. The language happened to be an archaic and ancient dialect of the Selkath language. The droid said that it had been programmed to serve the “builders” if they sought knowledge of the "Star Forge". When asked whether he knew of Revan and Malak, the droid replied that they were neither builders nor slaves, like him, but they had proven themselves worthy, and that they themselves must now do the same.[6]

After passing the tests, they gained access to the room which contained a Star Map, which would help lead them to the Star Forge. Though the Map was not complete, it pointed the way to the worlds of Tatooine, Kashyyyk, Manaan, and Korriban, on which it was suspected more Star Maps could be found. Only with the combined information of these five worlds would Revan be able to rediscover the location of the mysterious Rakatan artifact. Revan and Shan reported their findings to the Council immediately after, and the Jedi Masters agreed that the Star Forge must be found. The Council still wanted Shan to continue drawing out Revan's memories to find the Star Maps. They were also curious to see if Revan could complete this mission without falling prey to the dark side, and reclaiming his former title as Dark Lord. Juhani requested that she join Revan’s party in their search for the Star Forge, while Onasi expressed confusion over the Council's choice of sending Revan on an assignment that could be the deciding point of the war.[6]

The second search for the Star ForgeEdit


"Tatooine is known for little but blowing sand. I find it surprising that there would be a Star Map somewhere in its desolate wastes."
―Bastila Shan[src]

The Anchorhead settlement on Tatooine during the Jedi Civil War

Revan, Shan, and their companions journeyed to these worlds, tracing the steps that Darth Revan and Darth Malak had taken years before. They traveled to the desert world of Tatooine, landing in the docking bays of the Anchorhead settlement. When Revan tried to leave the city to go into the Dune Sea to search for the Star Map, he was stopped by the gate guard Billan, who told Revan that he needed a hunting license in order to exit the city. He was told it was possible to buy one in at the Czerka Offices in town but when he talked to the protocol officer there, she denied him a license unless he agreed to stop the attacks on Czerka's miners by the Sand People, offering him credits in exchange for each of their gafii sticks, with a bonus for the Sand People chieftain's stick. Revan reluctantly accepted and left the building.[6]

Upon exiting the Czerka office, Revan was approached by the Duro Dayso Cooh. During Cooh and Revan's conversation about the Sand People, the Duro suggested using communication to , telling him that the Ithorian Yuka Laka, who owned a droid repair shop in Anchorhead, had a protocol droid that Laka said could speak the Sand People dialect. Cooh also suggested that one could survive their attacks if they were disguised as a Sand Person. Revan went to Laka's shop and purchased the droid, who turned out to be the assassin droid HK-47, whom Revan had created during his time as the Dark Lord; however with Revan's amnesia and HK-47 having a damaged memory, neither recognized the other. Revan then went back to the gate and showed his license to Billan, because it required forms in triplicate for his superiors, the guard let him out without verifying the license. Before leaving, Revan encountered a Jawa named Iziz, who claimed to know the Star Map's location. However, Iziz first wanted Revan to rescue his comrades, who had been taken prisoner by the Sand People. Despite HK-47's objections, Revan agreed look into it, rationalizing that the Dune Sea was to vast to search without any leads.[6]

Venturing into the Dune Sea, Revan and his companions eventually came across a Czerka mining captain and his crew along with their broken sandcrawler. The miners were fighting off hordes of Sand People, and Revan assisted in defending the miners, killing four groups of the raiders. The leader warned them that the Sand People's enclave was guarded by turrets and virtually impregnable. After encountering another group of Sand People near the entrance to their territory, Revan took their robes in order to disguise himself, and proceeded to their enclave, infiltrating it without having to deal with the outer defenses. However, the disguises proved to be insufficient to fool the Sand People in close proximity and Revan was soon discovered. Attempting to avoid open hostilities Revan, quickly had HK-47 translate and was able to arrange a meeting with the Chieftain. Revan attempted to negotiate with the Chieftain to cease hostilities against Czerka and release the Jawa prisoners, but the Chieftain remained suspicious and distrustful of Revan and demanded he prove his good intentions. The Chieftain asked that Revan obtain a moisture vaporator in order to gain his trust and enable the settlement to move further from Anchorhead.[6]

When Revan returned after obtaining a vaporator in Anchorhead, the Chieftain was greatly surprised presented Revan with his personal gaffi stick in gratitude and as a sign of Revan's friendship with the Sand People. In addition, he agreed to release the tribe's prisoners and cease their raids on Czerka operations. Revan escorted the freed Jawas back to Anchorhead, where Iziz kept his end of the deal and presented Revan with a map to the Star Map's location. Upon following the map deep into the Dune Sea, Revan discovered that the Star Map was located inside the lair of a Krayt dragon. Revan also met Komad Fortuna, a hunter attempting to obtain Krayt dragon pearls. Komad informed Revan of his plan to lure the dragon into a minefield and Revan agreed to help. Revan lured a group of banthas to the cave entrance, which in turn drew the krayt dragon into the minefield, killing it with minimal effort. Komad thanked Revan for his help and presented him with one of the pearls. With the dragon gone, Revan was free to enter its cave and access the Star Map.[6]

After recovering the Star Map from the krayt dragon's lair, Revan and his companions were ambushed by the bounty hunter Calo Nord, who had survived Taris' bombardment, and informed Darth Malak of his, Carth Onasi's and Shan's survival. Nord, who was hired by Malak to capture Shan and kill her companions, was determined not to let Revan and Shan escape him twice. However, Nord was overconfident, and Revan and his companions killed the bounty hunter, slaying his thugs in the process. They returned to Anchorhead, and set a course for the next planet. [6]


"Kashyyyk is a lush but simple and undeveloped world. I would not have expected to find the alien technology of a Star Map here."
―Bastila Shan[src]

The Star Map and Rakatan computer on Kashyyyk.

Revan then touched down on the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk, in a Czerka Landing Port, and was approached by an Ithorian named Janos Wertka, the administrator for the outpost. Wertka informed him of the situation of the planet, which they had renamed "Edean." Zaalbar objected to coming to Kashyyyk, refusing to tell Revan why; but, as Revan and Shan shared a vision of the Star Map in a lush forest, they decided to make their way to the Wookiee village of Rwookrrorro, Zaalbar's birthplace, despite his attempts to stop them. When they reached the town, the party was arrested at the gate for bringing Zaalbar there after he had been banished from the planet and branded a madclaw for attacking his brother, Chuundar—whom Zaalbar caught dealing with Wookiee slavers—with his claws more than twenty years before. Chuundar had since taken control of the village from their father, Freyyr. He jailed his brother for not honoring his exile and told Revan the only way his companion would be released was if the Jedi tracked down another madclaw that had fled into the Shadowlands far below the lofty villages where the Wookiees lived. As the Shadowlands were a likely location for the Star Map, Revan agreed and made his way down via a Wookiee basket elevator manned by Gorwooken. After arriving in the Shadowlands, Revan began his search for the madclaw and Star Map, fighting off the numerous beasts which inhabited the area.[6]

Revan soon encountered an elderly hermit named Jolee Bindo—a former Padawan that fought during the Great Sith War. While eccentric, Bindo was still skilled with both the Force and his lightsaber and was able to single-handedly defeat an entire pack of katarns. Bindo told Revan to follow him to his hut, and upon learning of Revan's goal claimed he could lead him to the Star Map, but demanded a favor in return. Bindo asked Revan to find a way to force a group of Czerka poachers to leave. After successfully removing the poachers, Bindo joined Revan's group, and led them into lower areas of the Shadowlands. While down in the Shadowlands, Revan and Bindo came across a group of three Mandalorians assaulting the Wookiee Grrrwahrr. After defeating the Mandalorians, Grrrwahrr asked Revan to track down the Mandalorians and avenge his companions, who had been killed by the troops. He also wanted the Mandalorian leader's head. After Revan successfully defeated all the Mandalorians, Grrrwahrr thanked Revan by giving the Jedi his hunting clan's symbol. After some more searching, Revan managed to locate the Star Map. However, in order to access it, he was required to answer a set of questions which were asked by the Star Map's interface. Because the correct answers did not align with the Jedi code, Revan answered the interface's questions incorrectly, which caused two droids to attack them. After Revan and Bindo defeated the droids, the interface allowed Revan access to the Star Map, stating that its secondary scans during Revan's skirmish with the droids made his emotions easier to read. With one objective completed, Revan continued his search for the madclaw.[6]


The Wookiees turn against the Czerka slavers.

Revan eventually found the "madclaw" whom Chuundar wanted killed. However, the madclaw turned out to be Chuundar's father, the former Chieftan Freyyr. Bindo, who helped Freyyr evade the Czerka slavers twenty years before, attempted to calm the former chieftan down, but he was nearly feral after all the years spent down in the Shadowlands. Freyyr attacked both Jedi, but after Revan defeated him, Freyyr begged the Jedi to kill him and end his guilt-driven suffering over Zaalbar's banishment, thinking him dead. Revan refused, and revealed to him that his son had survived, and had sworn a life-debt to him. Freyyr told Revan that he had discovered Chuundar's dealings with the slavers some time after he banished Zaalbar. After Revan convinced Freyyr to help his group dethrone Chuundar, Freyyr asked for Revan's help in finding the blade of a ceremonial sword known as Bacca's Ceremonial Blade, which was the lost piece of the symbol of the Rwookrrorro chieftan's authority. Revan located and killed a terentatek, a monster mutated by Sith alchemy, and found the blade in its hide. He brought the blade back to Freyrr, who expressed his thanks, and told Revan he would climb to the surface and gather as much support from the Wookiees as he could. As Revan left the Shadowlands, he was confronted by Gorwooken, who attacked him for turning against Chuundar's wishes. Revan was forced to kill Gorwooken and the two Wookiees assisting him.[6]

Revan then returned to Rwookrrorro and arrived at the throne room in the middle of a confrontation between Freyyr and Chuundar and his Czerka supporters. Despite his father's return, Zaalbar expressed his uncertainty, as during Revan's absence, Chuundar had convinced him of the logic of siding with Czerka. Revan reminded Zaalbar of his convictions and the two joined Freyyr in slaying Chuundar and inciting a rebellion against Czerka. With Freyyr restored as the rightful leader of the village, Zaalbar's shame was cleared and he was once again free to accompany Revan on his search for the Star Forge. As Revan made his way back to the Ebon Hawk, the Wookiee rebellion was in full swing, and Revan aided them in routing the remaining Czerka personnel. Bindo decided it was time he left Kashyyyk and decided to join Revan and offer his aid. Revan returned to the Hawk and set his course for the next planet.[6]


"It is strange that anyone would have built a Star Map here; the entire surface of Manaan is covered by nothing but vast oceans."
―Bastila Shan[src]
Ahto City

Ahto City, where Revan began the search for the Star Map.

Revan and Shan, upon journeying to the water world of Manaan, experienced a vision of a Star Map on the ocean floor. They decided to dock in Ahto City, Manaan's capital, to begin searching for a means to travel to the ocean floor so they could begin their search. Manaan was a routinely practiced neutrality during galactic conflicts and sold the healing agent kolto, their only economic export, to whoever would buy it, favoring neither the warring Republic or the Sith. Both factions established opposing embassies in the city to organize the purchase of the kolto, as well as try to make the other group break a rule which prohibited violence on Manaan. The Republic and Sith forces in the city antagonized each other with these attempts. Violators of the rule would be expelled from the planet or suffer consequences for their actions, such as fines or detention. As Revan disembarked the Ebon Hawk, he encountered a Sith trooper and a Republic trooper arguing. As the Sith trooper left, the Republic officer began to berate Revan, but realized that Revan was a Jedi, and apologized to him. The officer directed Revan to the Republic's embassy for any aid.[6]

At the Embassy, Revan met the Republic's ambassador to Manaan, Roland Wann, whom the Jedi asked for any knowledge regarding the Star Maps. Though he denied it at first, Wann admitted that he had some information, but would only reveal it if Revan did a favor for him. Wann asked the Jedi to infiltrate the Sith's Embassy and retrieve a Republic probe droid that the Sith had captured which contained a data module with Republic secrets. Revan found his way into the Embassy and was confronted by waves of Sith troopers, assault droids, and some Dark Jedi. When they found the droid, it was being dismantled and analyzed by Sith. Revan's group attacked these individuals and retrieved the data module from the droid's husk. In addition, Revan discovered a group of Selkath youths who had been reported missing inside the Embassy. The group had bought into Sith propaganda and were training to join the Sith forces. While they initially greeted Revan with hostility, he was able to convince them to abandon the Sith after providing evidence of Sith cruelty, and they left to inform the authorities. Before leaving, Revan confronted the commander of the Embassy, a Dark Jedi Master, and after slaying him recovered evidence detailing Sith plans for a hostile takeover of Manaan.[6]

Upon exiting the facility, Revan was immediately accosted by officials from the Ahto City Civil Authority and a number of war droids that placed the group under arrest for "the grievous murder of many Sith, and extensive property damage to their Embassy." Revan was chosen as the key defendant of the case appointed an arbiter, Bwa'lass, though Revan dismissed him and chose to represent himself. At the trial, Revan presented both the evidence of the Sith recruitment of Selkath youth as well as the takeover plans and all charges were subsequently dropped. Upon returning the probe droid module to the Republic Embassy, Wann finally explained the situation. The Republic had secretly set up a kolto mining facility deep underwater on Hrakert Rift. The Republic had decided that obtaining their own kolto supply outweighed the risks of political fallout and were harvesting kolto without the knowledge of the Manaan government. Unfortunately, the Republic recently lost contact with the station, and hoped to learn what happened from the recovered probe droid module. Wann also informed Revan that the Star Map had been discovered during the mining, and Revan immediately volunteered to travel to the station to assess the situation and retrieve the Map.[6]

Revan then took a submersible supplies by the Embassy and traveled to Hrakert Station. Upon his arrival, Revan found the station in great disrepair, with water leaking in and evidence of mass destruction. He was almost immediately greeted by a traumatized mercenary who desperately asked if Revan was part of a rescue mission. With further questioning, the mercenary revealed that all the Selkath who had been helping on the base, as well as the Firaxan sharks in the surrounding waters had simultaneously gone insane and begun attacking everyone else. Revan ventured further into the station and was assaulted by both insane Selkath and haywire battle droids. Moving deeper into the station, Revan discovered that the only way to access the part of the station he needed to reach was to use an envirosuit and walk through the Firaxan-infested waters. Fortunately he discovered a sonic emitter which would repel the sharks. Eventually Revan discovered a pair of scientists who survived the Selkath by locking themselves in a room with force fields. In a fit of paranoia, the two nearly vented the atmosphere from the room when Revan entered, but he was able to talk them down and they lowered the force fields.[6]

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Revan locates the Star Map on Manaan.

The scientists explained that the kolto harvesting equipment had disturbed something in the Rift, a massive Firaxan shark known as the Progenitor, which held significant spiritual importance in Selkath culture. The Progenitor, enraged by the presence of Republic equipment emitted a strong call which summoned the many Firaxan sharks and drove the Selkath into their current madness. Unfortunately for Revan, the Progenitor had settled over the Star Map and he could not approach it without being killed. The lead scientist, Kono Nolan provided Revan with an experimental poison to kill the Progenitor, but his assistant protested that the poison could have unforeseen effects on the ecosystem of Manaan and pleaded with Revan to destroy the kolto harvester instead. With the equipment destroyed, she hoped the Progenitor would calm down and allow Revan to approach the Star Map without resorting to poison. Revan refused to take the risk of using the poison and chose to destroy the harvester, calming the giant Firaxa. He then was able to reach the Star Map and retrieve the information he needed.[6]

Upon returning to his submersible, Revan was confronted by Malak's apprentice Darth Bandon, who had taken over for Calo Nord in hunting Revan. Accompanied by two Dark Jedi, Bandon attempted to kill Revan, but was unable to overcome the Jedi and was slain in turn. Revan then returned to the surface and informed Waan of the events which transpired on the station. Despite hearing that some of the research team had survived, Waan was dismayed that the harvesting equipment had been destroyed, and berated Revan for setting back the Republic war effort. His business concluded, Revan attempted to leave Manaan, but was arrested once again for his involvement with Hrakert Station. While angered by the Republic's secret operation, the judges were appeased when Revan explained the presence of the Progenitor and that he had destroyed the equipment rather than kill the spiritually important figure. The Selkath commended Revan's actions and allowed him to continue his journey.[6]

Revelation on the LeviathanEdit

"You cannot hide from what you once were, Revan! Recognize that you were once the Dark Lord—and know that I have taken your place!"
―Darth Malak[src]

As the crew was en route to Korriban to search for the final Star Map, Revan and his allies were captured by the Leviathan, which was under the command of Admiral Saul Karath. As the Ebon Hawk was being brought in via tractor beam, its crew discussed their escape, and Revan chose a member of his party to escape the Sith and save them from capture. Revan, Shan, and Onasi were put into force cages and questioned by Admiral Karath. After Onasi argued with him about the deaths on Telos, Karath said that he was insignificant, and that Darth Malak was far more interested in the two Jedi, who both said that they would never turn to the dark side. From Revan's words, Karath found that he did not know of his former identity. Karath, however, said that he would not be the one to deprive Malak of the pleasure of telling Revan himself. Karath suspected that he would not succeed in the interrogation, and said that the Dark Lord would no doubt torture them for the information. Karath knew, however, that at the time Malak was in another sector, and that it would be a while before he arrived. Karath proceeded to torture Revan, Shan, and Onasi himself.[6]


Revan's mind flashes back to his reign as the Dark Lord.

Knowing that Revan cared for Shan, Karath made her suffer each time when Revan refused to answer his questions. He used this to test Revan's loyalty when he asked him where the Jedi base was. Despite her screams, Revan remained firm, and refused to betray the Jedi. Karath revealed that the question was only a test, for Malak knew the location of the Jedi Enclave and had destroyed it. Karath then left the three alone until Malak would arrive, leaving Shan upset about the Academy's destruction, and hoping that the Jedi had managed to escape. Both she and Revan soon felt a disturbance in the Force, and they knew that Karath had sent a message to the Dark Lord of their current location. Meanwhile, the Ebon Hawk crew member that Revan had chosen to free the rest of the crew successfully freed them from the detention area. Feeling Malak's dark presence approaching, the Jedi devised a plan to escape; they would go to the bridge and disable the tractor beam. Onasi was also included in the plan, for he wanted to kill Karath, who would be on the bridge, in revenge. Revan also sent Canderous Ordo and the rest of his crew to the docking bay so that they could deal with the guards.[6]

Revan, Shan, and Onasi fought their way to the bridge and confronted Karath and his guards. The Admiral stated that if they surrendered, he would ask Darth Malak to be merciful when he arrived. After the two Jedi and Onasi refused, Karath and his troops attacked, but Revan, Shan, and Onasi defeated them and mortally wounded Karath. The Admiral's dying words to Onasi was the revelation of Revan's identity. Furious, Onasi accused Shan of keeping the secret from him, and Shan pleaded with Onasi to not let Revan know at that time, promising to explain everything to Revan and Onasi when they had escaped the Leviathan. Just before Revan, Shan, and Onasi arrived in the docking bay which held the Ebon Hawk, they were confronted by Darth Malak. After discovering that Revan still had no knowledge of his time as the Dark Lord, Malak was amused and told him his true identity, which had been wiped by the Jedi. Revan refused to believe that he was the former Dark Lord of the Sith, until Malak's assertion was reluctantly confirmed by Shan, who said that she had been part of the Jedi strike team sent to capture him. Darth Malak took advantage of Revan's shock, making every effort to sow discord between his former Master and the Jedi who had manipulated him. However, Revan refused to turn on Shan and the Jedi.[6]

Leviathan Ebon Hawk

The Ebon Hawk escaping the Leviathan.

Following their brief discussion, Malak used the Force to create a stasis field around Shan and Onasi, and prepared to kill Revan. Revan fought Malak, and proved himself a capable swordsman. Malak had always regretted betraying his Master from afar, for because of it others claimed that he was a coward, but now he had been given a second chance to prove himself. Shan distracted Malak so that Revan and Onasi could escape, resulting in her capture. Reluctantly, Revan and Onasi fled to the hangar bay, and the Ebon Hawk escaped the Leviathan. Revan was forced to deal with Malak's revelation and the loss of Shan. When he told his companions of her sacrifice, Jolee Bindo suspected that Malak was planning to turn her to the dark side and use her battle meditation against the Republic. Revan then revealed his former identity to the crew. Onasi was furious, but said he would try to accept it. This made no different to Mission Vao, who said that he was different person than he was before, and Zaalbar said that he was bound by his life-debt. Bindo claimed that had known Revan's true identity all along, and Canderous Ordo was simply glad to battle alongside his people's conqueror. HK-47's deleted memory core was restored, and he revealed that Revan was his creator. The party journeyed to where the final Star Map could be located: the Sith world of Korriban.[6]

Skirmish on KorribanEdit

"Who do you bring before me, Yuthura? A young human, bristling with the Force?"
―Uthar Wynn[src]

When the crew of the Ebon Hawk journeyed to Korriban, they landed in the Dreshdae settlement. After Revan disembarked, he made his way to Dreshdae, and encountered the Sith student Shaardan, who wanted to kill three Sith hopefuls. When Shaardan inquired Revan as to what he should do, the former Dark Lord convinced Shaardan to let them go. Revan made his way to the Sith Academy, and asked the three prospecive Sith why they were standing out the entrance; the hopefuls replied that the Sith student Mekel, who was monitoring the prospect's actions outside the entrance, told them that the Sith would let them join if they stood outside long enough. When Revan tried to offer them food, the prospects refused, maintaining they had to be strong. Revan then talked to Mekel, and tried to convince him to do something about the dying prospects. After talking to Mekel, Revan managed to convince two of the three prospects that Mekel was tricking them; one of them died, and the other went back home. Revan then asked the guard at the entrance how one would gain entrance in the Academy. The guard told him that a Sith had to have a medallion that was given to him by a Sith student, and then be accepted by the Twi'lek Sith Yuthura Ban, who was the Academy's headmaster Uthar Wynn's apprentice. After Revan went back to Dreshdae, he was threatened by a group of four Sith apprentices, but he managed to persuade them not to attack him. Revan then defended a Twi'lek female who was being attacked by a Sith apprentice, killing the Sith and acquiring his medallion. With the recently acquired medallion, Revan managed to convince Ban to admit him in the Academy, deceiving Ban about wanting to become Sith.[6]


The Ebon Hawk lands in the Dreshdae settlement on Korriban

Revan was then introduced to Headmaster Wynn, who assigned Ban as Revan and the other Sith apprentice's head instructor. Revan befriended Ban, eventually learning of her past as both a slave and a Jedi Padawan. He also conspired with the Twi'lek to murder Wynn. In order to gain prestige, Revan recited the Sith code to Wynn, and answered a question Wynn asked him regarding the code. While at the Academy, Revan helped convince Carth Onasi's son Dustil to leave the Sith Academy. Revan broke into Wynn's room, and found a datapad containing orders to murder Dustil's friend Selene, who had accompanied him to the Sith Academy. This convinced Dustil to leave the Academy and abandon the Sith ways. He offered his assistance to fellow student Lashowe, who was searching for an ancient holocron in the Valley of the Dark Lords. She accepted his offer, and when they battled three tukata outside the entrance to Sith Lord Tulak Hord's tomb, she recovered the holocron. Lashowe lied to Revan, telling him that she would give Wynn the holocron and tell her of Revan's contribution. When Revan asked Wynn, he told him that contribution could not be shared. After this, Revan managed to successfully free an imprisoned Mandalorian who was being interrogated by a Sith, who was trying to find out where his weapon's cache was. In gratitude, the Mandalorian told Revan where his weapons cache was, before he went into a catatonic state, which would allow him to wake up eventually and flee the planet. Revan told Wynn where the weapons cache was in order to gain more prestige.[6]

Revan then explored the tomb of Sith Lord Ajunta Pall. After making his way to Pall's sarcophagus and acquiring three different swords from the coffin, he encountered Pall's spirit. Pall tasked Revan with putting the correct sword in the hand on his statue. Revan placed the notched-steel double-bladed sword in the statue, and Pall confirmed that the sword was the one he had used during his life. Pall begged Revan to take it and the other swords with him, advising Revan not to keep the sword, as it had destroyed Pall. Revan asked Pall if there was any need for the Sith to remain in his sorrow, when asked by Pall if he had any choice, Revan suggested returning to the light side and ending his torment. Pall accepted, stating it had been so long and he regretted so much. Before Revan left the tomb he was confronted by Shaardan, who wanted Revan to give him Pall's sword. After the Jedi refused, Shaardan attacked, forcing Revan to kill him.[36] He then gave the sword to Wynn.[6]

Revan then made his way back to Tulak Hord's tomb, while exploring the tomb, he was caught in a trap, and breathed in toxins which incapacitated him. Jorak Uln, the former Academy Headmaster and Wynn's former Sith Master, then took the unconscious Revan to the room where Hord's sarcophagus was. When Revan awoke, Uln proceeded to tell him the instructions for his "game", which tested his knowledge of the Sith ways. If he answered Uln's questions correctly, Uln would use Force lightning to torture the Sith student Mekel, whom Uln managed to capture earlier. If Revan answered a question incorrectly, or refused to answer, Uln would torture him. When Uln began, Revan answered all the questions incorrectly, prompting Uln to torture him. After the game was over, Uln was surprised that both Revan and Mekel were still alive, and he told Mekel to go while he figured out what to do with Revan. However, Mekel attacked the former Headmaster, angering Uln and forcing him on the attack. Revan and Mekel managed to kill Uln, and when Revan asked Mekel to consider his own path, Mekel replied that while he did not think the light side was for him, he would not stay with the Sith, and wished Revan well. After this, Revan collected Uln's ancient Sith tablet, giving this to Wynn and earning prestige.[6]


The Valley of the Dark Lords

Revan entered the Sith Lord Marka Ragnos's tomb and fought his way through a horde of battle droids, which were protecting the rogue assassin droid that Wynn wanted destroyed. Revan encountered the assassin droid, who told him that he was a Mark VII prototype assassin droid built by the Sith, which specialized in hunting and killing Jedi. However, they made the droid's cognitive systems more independent then they wanted, and the droid learned to appreciate the value of all life. He asked Revan to remove the assassination protocols from his systems, and Revan agreed, disabling the protocols. The droid thanked Revan, and managed to flee the tomb. Revan then lied to Wynn about the droid's fate. Shortly after this, Revan explored the shyrack caves near the Academy, and located the renegade Sith student Thalia May and her comrades. Revan offered to help them escape, and May asked him to kill a terentratek that they tried but failed to defeat. The creature was blocking a passage to the surface, preventing the renegades from escaping the planet. Revan agreed, and when he killed the terentatek, he told May and the renegades, May, who did not expect Revan to actually help her and the students, thanked the former Sith Lord, and said that they would probably join the Jedi. During his explorations of the cave, he found and took the datapad[6] and the robes of the Jedi Knight Duron Qel-Droma, who had been killed in the cave by the terentatek approximately thirty years before.[37] He then lied to Wynn about killing the renegade students, and Wynn decided that Revan had earned enough prestige to take the final test that would determine whether Revan became a Sith in full.[6]

Wynn and Ban took Revan to the tomb of the ancient Dark Lord Naga Sadow. Wynn tasked Revan with locating the room with the Star Map and a Sith lightsaber, ordering him to return with the lightsaber in hand. During his explorations of the tomb, he killed two terentatek and located the remains of the Jedi Knight Shaela Nuur, who was killed by the terentatek after falling to the dark side when her love, Duron Qel-Droma, was killed in the shyrack caves. He acquired her personal datapad and her lightsaber focusing crystal, called the Solari. After reaching the room with the Star Map, he recorded the coordinates to the Star Forge and acquired the Sith lightsaber. Ban and Wynn met Revan outside the room on the frozen pool of acid that Revan managed to get by using a ice grenade, freezing it. Wynn knew of Ban's intentions to betray him, and ordered Revan to kill Ban. However, Revan sided with Ban, and the two struck down the attacking Wynn, who was not at his full strength due to Ban and Revan's machinations at the Academy. Ban turned against Revan, but the Jedi managed to defeat her. Revan then convinced Ban to return to the light side and seek out the Jedi. When Revan returned to the Academy, the Sith troops, instructors, and apprentices attacked Revan and his companions, but they managed to defeat all the Sith. Revan and his companions returned to the Ebon Hawk and left Korriban.[6]

Trapped on Rakata PrimeEdit

"The Dark Lord Revan is dead. I am a servant of the light now."
―Revan, to Bastila Shan[src]
Unknown world

Rakata Prime near the end of the Jedi Civil War

After finding the fifth and final Star Map on Korriban, Revan and the crew discovered the Star Forge in the home system of the ancient Rakata. Upon arriving, the Ebon Hawk was forced to crash on the unknown planet because of its disruptor field. Revan was assaulted by warriors of the Rakatan tribe, but after seeing Revan's power, he and his crew were granted an audience with The One. The One told Revan about his original promise to kill the Elders and gain their secrets to enter the Temple of the Ancients, so Revan sought out the Elder tribe. When the Elder Council revealed how brutal and warlike the One and his tribe were, Revan and his crew decided to help the Elders. The Elder Council was reluctant to trust Revan again due to his betrayal the last time they had met.[6]

They tasked Revan with rescuing an Elder scout from the One's enclave in order to regain their trust. Upon arriving at The One's enclave, the Rakatan leader and his tribe turned on Revan and his crew. The entire tribe fell under Revan and his companion's strength, and Revan freed the scout. After gaining the support of the Elders, Revan, Jolee Bindo, and Juhani entered the Temple of the Ancients defeating the hordes of Dark Jedi that Malak had left in the temple. At the top of the temple, Revan was forced to confront a fallen Shan. Following a week of torture at Malak's hand,[38] she had embraced the dark side. Shan was now the Dark Lord's new apprentice, replacing the slain Bandon. After a short duel, Shan realized Revan was still powerful in the Force, despite what the Council had done. She attempted to entice Revan to reclaim his former identity as the Dark Lord of the Sith with her as his apprentice. However, Revan chose the path of a Jedi, rejecting Shan's temptations and choosing the light side. Enraged, Shan retreated to the Star Forge. Revan and his crew repaired the Ebon Hawk and pursued Shan as the Republic fleet that had arrived commenced an assault on the Star Forge.[6]

Confronting Darth MalakEdit

"I… I cannot help but wonder, Revan. What would have happened had our positions been reversed? What if fate had decreed I would be captured by the Jedi? Could I have returned to the light, as you did? [cough] If you had not led me down the dark path in the first place, what destiny would I have found?"
"I am sorry I started you on this path. But you chose to continue down it."
"I suppose… I suppose you speak the truth. I alone must accept responsibility for my fate. I wanted to be Master of the Sith and ruler of the galaxy. But that destiny was not mine, Revan. [cough] It might have been yours, perhaps… but never mine. And in the end, as the darkness takes me, I am nothing."
―Darth Malak and Revan[src]

Surviving Jedi from Dantooine's destroyed enclave boarded the Star Forge in hopes of disrupting Shan's battle meditation so the Republic capital ships could close in to destroy the Star Forge. Revan displayed his restored affinity for the Force and mastery of lightsaber combat aboard the Star Forge by nearly single-handedly confronting and defeating Malak's army of Star Forge battle droids and Dark Jedi. In the Star Forge's war room, Revan faced off against Shan by himself. Though Shan was able to draw on the Star Forge's power to renew her strength, Revan still bested Shan. She begged Revan to kill her after all she had done, but Revan successfully convinced her to return to the light side. Shan used her battle meditation to aid the Republic, turning the tide of the climactic battle.[6]

Shadows and Light

A redeemed Revan defeats Darth Malak aboard the Star Forge, as seen in Duron Qel-Droma's vision.

Revan confronted Malak who, upon his arrival, used the Force to choke two Jedi prisoners, and threw his lightsaber into one and blasted the other with Force lightning, killing both. The former Dark Lord told Malak that if he surrendered the Jedi might show him mercy, but Malak replied that the wiping one of one’s identity was no act of mercy, and that he would rather die. He then unleashed the unlimited army of Star Forge battle droids upon Revan and escaped to the Star Forge's observation tower. Revan, however, managed to stop the droids from attacking and followed Malak to the observation tower. Realizing that Revan had become stronger than he ever was as the Dark Lord, Malak stated that he could break his former Master's will, and make Revan his apprentice. However, Malak came to the conclusion that Revan was too powerful to be his apprentice, expressing his belief that Revan would betray Malak as he himself had betrayed Revan. Revan said that he would never turn to the dark side again, which Malak said were "foolish words."[6]

Revan and Malak began a lightsaber duel, whose victor, unlike in their previous duels, would decide the fate of the galaxy.[39] Revan proved himself to be a better lightsaber duelist, nearly defeating Malak, but the Dark Lord withdrew from battle, explaining to Revan that he could not be defeated. He told Revan that he had brought the bodies of Jedi from the Dantooine Jedi Academy to the Star Forge, but instead of letting them become one with the Force, he drained the life force from them, transferring it to himself. Revan freed as many of the Jedi as he could, allowing them to become one with the Force and successfully shortening Malak's supply of energy.[6]

Malak was eventually brought to his knees, mortally wounded. Before he died, Malak asked Revan what would have happened had their roles been reversed, or if Revan had never led him down the dark path. Revan apologized for starting him down the dark path, but reminded Malak that he had continued down it willingly. Malak accepted his apology, realizing that he had no one to blame for his fate save himself. Thus, the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Malak's life ended in darkness and regret immediately prior to the Star Forge's destruction. After escaping the Star Forge, Revan and his crew were given a hero's escort back to Rakata Prime. Revan and his crew were each rewarded with the Cross of Glory, the Republic's highest award. Vandar Tokare also thanked Revan, re-bestowing his rank of Jedi Knight, and proclaiming him the "Prodigal Knight". Tokare proclaimed Revan and his allies the heroes of the era and galaxy.[6]

Into the unknownEdit

"He left a lot of people who cared about him behind. But I think he did it because he thought it was the right thing to do. But whatever he set out to do, I… I don't think he succeeded."
―Carth Onasi[src]

After defeating Malak, Revan regained more of his memories, including his knowledge of the Trayus Academy on Malachor V, and the Sith teachings he had harnessed there. Revan also rediscovered the threat posed by the ancient Sith faction known only as the "True Sith" that lurked within the Unknown Regions and resolved to battle against the Republic.[40] Revan entrusted Carth Onasi with the Republic's safety, and left instructions to Canderous Ordo to unite the scattered clans of the Mandalorians by reclaiming Mandalore's helmet, which Revan took for his own after he executed Mandalore the Ultimate. He bid farewell to Bastila Shan, and traveled to the shattered remains of Malachor V with T3-M4 and HK-47. Revan then left the Ebon Hawk and his droid companions behind, and disappeared from the known galaxy. Unknown to Revan, however, T3-M4 was ordered by Shan to return to the Republic and find her or anyone who could help if something went wrong. In time, the astromech droid set out to find assistance aboard the Ebon Hawk. T3-M4 eventually located the last known Jedi Knight in 3,951 BBY, the Jedi Exile, who also happened to be sought by Revan's first Jedi Master Kreia,[8] who was hiding her true identity of Darth Traya.[3]

The Exile came under Kreia's tutelage, and took ownership of T3-M4 and the freighter. Canderous Ordo, known by now as "Mandalore the Preserver", later joined the Exile against the Sith. During her search for the Lost Jedi, when the Exile asked T3-M4 if he had gotten to the Ebon Hawk with Kreia, the droid had little to say on the matter, and since T3-M4 had the only means of accessing the Ebon Hawk's voice-locked navicomputer, the Exile had no way of knowing where the ship came from.[41] After the Exile vanquished the Dark Lord Darth Nihilus during the Battle of Telos IV, she met with Carth Onasi, now an admiral, who told her about his adventures with Revan during the Jedi Civil War. The Exile defeated Darth Traya and her Sith Triumvirate in the Trayus Academy on Malachor V, and destroyed the planet a final time by reactivating the Mass Shadow Generator, which had destroyed Malachor a decade before. She then left the known galaxy to join Revan in his quest to defeat these "True Sith".[8] About 300 years later, at the end of the Great Galactic War ignited by the Sith Empire, the majority of the galaxy believed that Revan never returned from unknown space.[42]

A New Journey BeginsEdit

"He left a lot of people who cared about him behind. But I think he did it because he thought it was the right thing to do. But whatever he set out to do, I… I don't think he succeeded."
Admiral Carth Onasi[src]

Following the Battle of Rakata Prime, it was rumored that Revan intended to return to the warring Korriban so as to subdue the threat of any potential Sith insurgents.[8] Thousands of years later, Revan was indeed credited with having "driven the Sith from Korriban".[43]

After the Jedi Civil War, Revan settled on Coruscant and married Bastila Shan. By this time, Revan had almost fully recovered from his amnesia, although he was aware of certain gapes in his fragile mind. He experienced numerous visions of a great darkness in the form of a planet covered in never-ending storms. But without the full recovery of his mind, he was unable to recognize the dark world in his dreams.[44] Beyond his troubled personal life, Revan became a household name throughout the Galactic Republic. But despite his galaxy-wide reputation, Revan preferred anonymity, and thus chose to avoid the attention that resulted because of his celebrity status. His decision to reside on Coruscant was influenced by the planet's enormous population, which made it even easier to disappear within the common masses.[44]

At this point, relations between Revan and the Jedi Council became increasingly strained. The Council offered to fully retrain Revan in the ways of the Jedi, but the Prodigal Knight refused to be reduced to the rank of Padawan once again, especially given all that he learned about the Force. The situation had been further complicated by Revan's marriage to Bastila Shan, who opted to follow in her husband's lead by defying the will of the Council. Previously, both Revan and Bastila had been rising stars within the Jedi Order, only to fall to the dark side of the Force. When Bastila refused to be retrained, the Council saw a similar pattern that resulted from Revan.

The marriage itself only made reconcilation between Revan and the Jedi Council even more difficult to achieve. The Jedi Order rejected emotional attachments because of their tendency to corrupt Jedi. The Jedi taught that love ultimately begat jealousy and other negative emotions that inevitably led to the dark side of the Force. But Revan objected to the Council's position on love, primarily because of his attachment to Shan and love's redemptive effect on her. Revan further antagonized the Council with his proposal to spread his idealist views to other members of the Jedi Order.[44]

The Jedi Council was offended by Revan's audacity to propose alterations to the Jedi Way at the expense of the Order's beliefs and traditions. They not only unanimously rejected Revan's offer, but a few members even proposed to exile the former Sith Lord because of his heretical ideas. However, the other Masters on the Council felt that banishment was too extreme in Revan's case. Revan had already been hailed as a hero for his efforts in preventing the annihilation of the Republic; the stories of his redemption and ultimate victory over his former Sith followers had spread throughout the galaxy. In spite of their estrangement with him, the Council knew that the "legend" of Revan was far too valuable to be simply discarded. Instead, a compromise was reached. The Council granted special dispensation to Revan and Bastila, and thus allowed them to remain in the Jedi Order, in spite of their marriage and unorthodox ways. Officially, Revan and Bastila were still recognized as Jedi in good standing, with all corresponding rights and privileges. In exchange, Revan agreed to never spread his heresy to other members of the Order.[44]

As time wore on, Revan became even more troubled by his vision of the stormy planet. As a result, he was determined to uncover the mystery behind his forgotten past. He visited the Galactic Market where he rendezvoused with Canderous Ordo in the Dealer's Den cantina. He hoped that his former Mandalorian ally would be able to provide clues that could help uncover more details regarding his checkered past. On the subject of the Mandalorian Wars, all that Ordo knew was that the attack on the Republic was the idea of Mandalore the Ultimate, though no one apparently knew what his exact reasons were for doing so. Revan asked Ordo to investigate the matter, to which Ordo agreed, albeit reluctantly since he had avoided contact with other Mandalorians for over five years.[44]

The search for the truth about the Jedi ExileEdit

"Still trying to recapture your lost memories?"
―Atris to Revan[src]

After meeting with Ordo, Revan travelled to the Jedi Temple, hoping to find information on Meetra Surik. One of Revan's most trusted generals during the Mandalorian Wars, Surik was the only Jedi who returned to Coruscant after the war in order to face the judgement of the Jedi High Council. Though aware of the fact that Surik had been exiled from the Jedi Order, Revan knew nothing else of her fate, nor even her whereabouts. According to rumors, she left Republic space and simply disappeared into obscurity. Yet Revan believed that there was more to her story than what was generally known. He even tried to reach out to her through the Force. Due to his own ability to sense beings across the breadth of the galaxy, Revan believed that—at the very least—he should have felt a vague sense of Surik's presence. Instead, he felt nothing. The simplest explanation was that Meetra Surik had become one with the Force, but Revan believed that she was still alive.[44]

As Revan emerged from the entrance, he noticed a familiar view; a mixture of Jedi Padawans, Knights, and Masters filled the area. Some made their way quickly through the garden paths on business. Others lounged on benches or by fountains, taking a break from chores or training exercises. Revan concealed his identity with the brown hood of his traditional Jedi cloak in order to avoid being recognized. He simply wanted to discern any information on Meetra Surik without spending any further time inside the Temple.[44]

Within the Temple Archives, Revan accessed the file on Surik and found it lacking in information about her whereabouts. Behind him, a voice spoke out, and he turned to face Atris, a Jedi historian and a former friend of Surik. During their conversation, Atris revealed that Surik had disconnected herself from the Force because of the guilt she carried over her actions during the Mandalorian Wars. Revan then understood why he had not felt Surik's presence in the galaxy; she was, for all intents and purposes, dead to the Force.[44]

Although Revan felt responsible for Surik's fate, he refused to give Atris the satisfaction of seeing his guilt and grief. As soon as she left, however, the emotions came flooding to the surface. Most of his specific memories of Meetra Surik were gone; he recalled only disjointed bits and pieces. But she had once been one of his closest friends, and in spite of his inability to fully remember her, Revan still felt a powerful emotional connection to her.[44]

Departure to RekkiadEdit

"I have to do this. It's the only way I'm ever going to find out what that vision actually means."
―Revan to Bastila Shan[src]
Revan departure

Revan departs for the Unknown Regions in the Ebon Hawk.

Not long afterwards, Revan returned to the Dealer's Den to meet with Canderous, who insisted upon meeting Revan in person. Despite this, it took a good deal of persuasion for Ordo to reveal his news. Eventually, he said that the Mandalorians were gathering again on the planet Rekkiad, where they believe the Mandalore's Mask to be hidden. Revan experienced a sudden vision of himself and Malak standing on top of a mountain in a pair of mountains on a snow-covered planet resembling Rekkiad, examining a hidden door buried in the peak. He told Ordo that he thought the Mandalorians were right, and asked if it would be possible for Ordo to head to Rekkiad with him and join the hunt for the mask.[44]

After some thought, Ordo decided to accompany him, and they discussed who else should go with them out of Revan's previous companions. Juhani and Jolee Bindo were rejected for being too close to the Jedi Order, which was likely to greatly dislike a united Mandalorian nation again, Zaalbar and Mission Vao were left out due to Revan not wishing to disrupt Mission's life again or break up the unbreakable team, Carth Onasi was too busy with his time serving the Republic, and HK-47 was dismissed for being too likely to cause an uproar over the Mandalorians and to start slaughtering people, leaving Revan, Ordo, T3-M4 (who remained in Revan's possession), and Bastila Shan. With plans to start the next morning, Revan took his leave of Ordo and the Dealer's Den and headed for home.[44]

Later that night, Revan returned home to Bastila Shan to announce his future plans, only to be met with Bastila's own news that she was pregnant. Revan sensed the presence of their child through the Force. After the two discussed both sets of news for a while, Revan established that it wasn't safe for Bastila or their child to head to Rekkiad, or to the Unknown Regions, where Revan expected to head afterwards, and determined that the best choice would be for Bastila to remain on Coruscant. The next morning, Revan, Ordo, and T3-M4 took off in the Ebon Hawk for Rekkiad, leaving a fairly mournful Bastila Shan behind.[44]

Retrieving the Mask of MandaloreEdit

Revan and Canderous arrived at Rekkiad and walked to the Ordo camp, with Canderous asking Revan to let him do all the talking while everyone greeted their old brother. Revan decided to hide the fact that he was a Jedi due to the Mandalorians' general dislike of Jedi after the war between them and the Republic, and his Mandalorian friend thought up the name "Avner" for him on the spot, rearranging the letters of "Revan". In the camp Canderous met his wife Veela Ordo as the Ordo clan's leader, and she told him that their clan was attempting to find Mandalore's mask to reunite their people under one leader again. During his stay at the Mandalorian camp, Revan again thought of the vision of himself and Malak on top of the mountain finding a secret entrance, and brought it up with T3-M4, who had remained at the Ebon Hawk, and asked the droid to scout the area to locate twin mountains. T3 soon responding with a positive. Revan asked Canderous about it, and the Mando asked Veela about twin mountains, which she mentioned to be the Twin Spears in clan Jendri's territorial claim. After a bit of persuasion, she was convinced to move the camp, and they spent an hour packing up before starting the daylong journey to the mountain twins, fully expecting an attack by clan Jendri.[44]

The night of the move, they were attacked as expected, and the pilots were cut off from their Basilisk war droids by the Jendri's own war droids. In order to distract clan Jendri's own Basilisks, Revan felt forced to draw his lightsaber, which met with the expected immediate draw of fire by the enemy pilots. Revan managed to destroy one of the Basilisks, and the distraction allowed the Ordo pilots, including Canderous and Veela, to reach their own ships and take to the skies. Outnumbering the Jendri Basalisks two to one, the Ordo side managed to obtain victory, and claim the territory for their own. Revan pocketed his lightsaber, but it was noticed by Veela, who voiced displeasure with her husband over his friend being a Jedi.[44]

The next morning, they began to climb the nearest spear, Veela having split the climbing team (which consisted of Revan, Canderous, Veela, and the other five Basilisk pilots) into two teams of four. The team with Revan and Canderous reached the top first, and the pair found a hidden ladder, they told the others to wait for Veela and went inside alone. Revan recovered more memories of the last time he was there, to the point where he couldn't tell past from present and fell to the floor overwhelmed. It only lasted a moment, and he got up somewhat more oriented. They continued onward, with Revan soon feeling a fairly faint, though not malevolent, aura of the Dark Side, and they soon located a crypt. Upon opening it they discovered no body, but did find the mask, and the datacron, still in it. Revan then had yet another vision, this time of his final moments in the battle with Mandalore the Ultimate, where the Mandalorian revealed that it was a Sith who'd led him to attack the Republic. Revan started to tell this to Canderous, but Veela and the other pilots entered. They saw the mask, and Veela decided that Revan (whose identity she had ascertained from the moment she learned he was a Jedi) needed to die, as well as her husband when he refused to aid in his friend's death. Canderous tried to convince Veela otherwise, but she refused, and a fight ensued, that ended with Veela and the pilots dead, and Revan and Canderous slightly battered themselves.[44]

Feeling too weary to attempt to climb down during the night, the pair spent the night in the crypt (next to the pile of the dead). Before they laid down, Revan explained to Canderous that the datacron was a chronicle of Lord Dramath, one-time ruler of Nathema and enemy of the Sith who'd spoken with Mandalore the Ultimate. The next day, Revan more fully explained to Canderous the history of how the Sith tricked the then-Mandalore into going to war and how he found the crypt, and the datacron contained coordinates for Nathema. Revan decided to go alone, giving Canderous the helmet and telling him he needed to help the Mandalorians rebuild themselves as a nation for the times ahead. Canderous wished to help his friend into his certainly dangerous quest into the unknown regions, but he followed Revan's request. He took and wore the helmet and declared himself Mandalore the Preserver.[44]

On Nathema and prisonerEdit

"Watch him closely. He is powerful and extremely dangerous."
―Nyriss to Scourge on Revan[src]

At that point, having entrusted Carth Onasi with the Republic's safety and said goodbye to Bastila Shan, Revan left the instructions for Canderous Ordo to unite the scattered clans of the Neo-Crusaders and departed alone of all his companions except T3-M4 to head to Nathema. He traveled to this mysterious planet, totally devoid of life and even Force, but as he approached the planet, his ship was noticed by Dark Councilor Darth Nyriss and Lord Scourge, that had just left the planet at the same time, and Nyriss fired with the Ion cannon of her ship at the Ebon Hawk. The shot disabled the ship, leading the Ebon Hawk to crash on the planet, into the side of a skyscraper. Scourge and Nyriss took as their prisoner the shocked Revan from the wreckage and left the rest of the ship as it was, not noticing T3-M4. They proceeded to torture him for several months until, after much pressure, he revealed all that he knew, which wasn't anything that interested the power-hungry Nyriss in the end, but was enough to tantalize Scourge, who was growing attached to Revan. Being placed in solitary confinement for the next three years, Revan spoke to only Scourge, and was the only person to whom Scourge could say anything he desired without fear.[44] Revan's decision to leave behind everyone he cared about haunted his wife, Bastila Shan, who never truly understood why he left, even as she gave birth to and cared for their child. Kreia believed that Shan would have been better off if Revan had made her understand his reasons, especially since she was strong-willed and did not comprehend war as Revan did.[8]

Unknown to Revan, however, T3 was ordered by Shan, who had learned how to sense Revan's mind to a certain extent through their bond, to return to the Republic and contact her, or anyone else who could help, in case anything happened to Revan. Alone on Nathema the small astromech droid slowly repaired the starship and after set out to find assistance aboard the Ebon Hawk, and found one of the last known Jedi Knights in 3,951 BBY,[45] Meetra Surik, who also happened to be sought by another of Revan's acquaintances, his first Jedi Master, Kreia. Surik came under Kreia's tutelage and took ownership of T3 and the freighter.[8]

Mandalore the Preserver later joined her against the remnants of Revan's former Sith Empire. She also met Admiral Carth Onasi following the Battle of Telos IV and eventually learned of Revan's ties to her companions.[8] When the former Jedi General asked T3 if he had acquired the Ebon Hawk with Kreia, the droid had little to say on the matter, and since T3 had the only means of accessing the ship's voice-locked navicomputer,[46] Surik had no way of knowing where the ship came from either.[8]

During Surik's search for Master Lonna Vash, she discovered the ancient tomb of the Sith Lord Ludo Kressh, hidden deep in the Shyrack cave. Upon entering the tomb and facing several trials, including encounters with apparitions from her past, Surik entered a room containing the resting place of Ludo Kressh. In front of the sarcophagus, however, stood an apparition of Darth Revan and a version of herself who was immersed in the dark side of the Force. When Surik's dark half disappeared, the former Sith Lord silently approached Surik, who was shocked to see her former comrade once more. When Revan attacked her, Surik was forced to defend herself against the dual lightsaber-wielding apparition. Ultimately, she triumphed over the final test, causing the vision of Revan to disappear.[8]

After Surik defeated and mortally wounded Darth Traya, the true identity of Kreia, her former master offered knowledge of Revan's whereabouts before succumbing to her injuries. It was Traya's hope that Surik would leave the dead world of Malachor V to its final destruction and pursue the same path that Revan took in his quest to destroy the Sith Empire. Following the destruction of Malachor V and the Sith Triumvirate, Surik left to join Revan again as she did in the Mandalorian Wars. Like Revan, she also left behind her companions (excluding T3), knowing that such attachments would be a weakness and that her new journey would be a solitary one.

Prison BreakEdit

Along with T3-M4, Surik headed to the home of Bastila Shan, where the part-time Jedi was taking care of her young son and laying low in the aftermath of the recent battle with the Sith Triumvirate for her son's sake. After conferring with Shan for a while on the last known status of Revan, Surik took off for the planet Nathema as Revan had done before her. Upon arriving she found it precisely as T3 had left it, including the remains of the crash of the Ebon Hawk into a skyscraper. T3 had shown her a holographic video of Revan being taken by two red-skinned Sith earlier, but she found no trace of the Sith or Revan in the Force, as it was as non-existent in the Force for her as for anyone else. She did locate information on the planet Dromund Kaas via archives in a governmental building in a major city, and decided it was likely that that was where Revan had been taken, or that it would at least lead her to the current Sith Empire. She and T3 returned to the Ebon Hawk and flew to Dromund Kaas.[44]

After much searching and information brokering with the Sith Sechel, Surik was able to find the Sith Lord Scourge, who had been keeping Revan captive the past three years under the orders of the Sith Council Member Darth Nyriss. Seeing an opportunity no one else in the Sith Empire would take, Scourge personally demanded to speak to the Sith Emperor, even at the cost of his life. Pleased with his boldness, the Emperor allowed an audience with Scourge, and accepted his (modified) evidence of the dealings of Nyriss and her conspiracy to overthrow the Emperor as valid, declaring that he would have Nyriss and her followers destroyed. Scourge, expecting an assault soon, returned to Surik and led her into the palace under the guise of his slave, only to realize that the Emperor's Guards were moving far faster than he expected, and already attacking not just Nyriss, but the Entire Sith Council.[44]

In his cell, where Revan had spent much time conferring on the matters of Jedi philosophy with Scourge, Revan was speaking with two guards who were nervous about the incoming invaders, and planned to kill Revan, but feared his power. Revan convinced them that if they'd not attack him and would instead free them, he would spare their life, and they let him out. At that moment, Scourge, Surik and T3 rushed in, and Scourge prepared to slay the guards, but Revan halted him, saying he had sworn to protect them. Scourge relented. Surik, recalling something Shan had given to her shortly before leaving, returned to Revan his mask, and upon seeing it, Revan had a sudden rush of memories, every last one returning to him. In his weakened state (after three years in the cell) he couldn't stand them all, and fainted.[44]

Confrontation with Darth NyrissEdit

"I am Revan reborn, And before me you are nothing."
―Revan to Nyriss[src]

Shortly after Revan temporarily fainted, T3-M4 raised alarm about the arrival of a potential enemy. Surik recognized the sign and alerted Scourge, who ordered the two guards to get ready to help them. Suddenly a blast of power sent T3-M4 tumbling down the stairs and the droid landed in an awkward position in a corner. With consent of Scourge, Surik then dragged Revan into his cell to keep him out of the danger.[44]

Then upon the nod of Scourge, the two guards headed to the entrance to check on the potential enemy, only to be blasted by a powerful burst of purple lightning. The deadly bolts reduced those unfortunate guards to charred smoking husks in an instant. Scourge now recognized the culprit as Darth Nyriss. As she approached the cell of Revan, she noticed the presence of another Jedi in the room. Nyriss questioned Scourge about his motives but upon receiving no response from him, she realized his betrayal, and attacked him and the Jedi simultaneously. Neither Scourge and nor Surik could withstand the might of Nyriss. With combination of her impressive speed, skills with the lightsaber, and power of the dark side, Nyriss subdued both of her powerful opponents simultaneously.[44]

Nyriss then paused to prepare for the killing blow as the air around her began to crackle and grow hot. While she gloated about her past accomplishments, Revan emerged from his cell, with his Jedi robe pulled over his head and his mask on his face. Nyriss unleashed a swirling storm of pure dark side energy to incinerate her opponents. Revan stretched out his hands, and absorbed the deadly power of the dark side. Revan mocked Nyriss and redirected her power back at her. Nyriss got engufled by her own power and failed to prevent the deadly bolts from ripping her apart, reducing her into a pile of ash.[44]

Revan then inspected his surroundings and felt sad for the guards. The four remaining figures then prepared to leave, with Scourge returning to Revan his lightsaber as they exited. Revan's victory over Nyriss convinced Scourge that only this man possessed the power to stand up to the Sith Emperor, Lord Vitiate.[44]


Revan and his companions exited Nyriss's compound via Scourge's landspeeder, which the Emperor's Guard kindly left in one piece for them when they destroyed every other one. They exited the city to the caves where Surik and Scourge had met earlier, and Scourge decided to leave again for Kaas City, to check out the situation and see about the possibility of overthrowing the Emperor as he threw all his resources into eradicating the Sith Council. Revan asked him to bring supplies back as well, he wasn't in too great of condition after three years in prison wearing the same clothes. Scourge answered an affirmative and left.[44]

Upon looking at Revan, Surik feared for Revan as Shan did, that recovering his memories might bring back the Sith influence upon him, and even make him a servant of the Emperor again. Instead, he seemed strangely calm, wishing to view a holorecording of his wife and son that Surik gave to him over and over. To Surik's relief, Revan removed his mask again as he watched. Surik took the chance to change from a slave's uniform to her Jedi robes, and realized that she was following Revan's lead again, and wasn't sure how that made her feel. She spoke to Revan again, and he thanked her for finding him, as he felt no one else could have done it, though she underplayed her own role in it. He then asked her to watch the holo with her, and she complied.[44]

Scourge returned with the supplies and saw the holo of Shan and Revan's son, but T3 quickly turned it off upon seeing him. Scourge asked who the two were in the holo, and Revan revealed to him that they were his wife and son, but had no desire to further discuss his personal life with a Sith, which Scourge agreed was wise, as he felt a Sith had no friends. He began to explain that all twelve members of the Dark Council were wiped out by the Emperor and his guards to let the Sith know who really did rule them all. He had also imposed martial law and a curfew on the planet, as well as forbidding the lift-off or touchdown of any ship on Dromund Kaas. Surik wondered if the man was insane, and Revan explained that he had peered into the Emperor's mind on his last visit. He saw his greatest fear, that despite his vast power and ability to keep himself alive long after his time, that he could still be killed, and had the desire to kill every last threat in the universe, which potentially meant killing everyone in the universe. Surik asked if it weren't possible that he was using the current crisis as a chance to make Dromund Kaas into a repeat of Nathema, which frightened Scourge, but Revan countered by explaining how much the Emperor had on the planet in the way of resources, not to mention how it would expose the secret he had tried to hide on Nathema if he killed his capital planet. But it was certain he would do it, someday. The three then decided the only course was to kill the Emperor, and determined to do it at dawn, though dawn had little meaning on a planet of eternal storms.[44]

Final confrontation with the Sith EmperorEdit

"The Force always strives for balance. The Emperor is an agent of darkness and destruction. It is inevitable that a champion of the light will one day rise to oppose him. I may be that champion."
―Revan to Scourge[src]

At dawn the four left the cave, and all of them prepared in their own way for what lay ahead, as they rode in the speeder in silence. Revan silently observed his companions to analyze their philosophies.

Surik meditated, as she would try to center her emotions, cleansing herself of all fear and hatred lest the imminent violence draw her toward the dark side. She believed she could transform herself into a perfect conduit for the Force, an incorruptible weapon of light. Revan perceived this act of Surik as her warrior's trance which she always performed before every major battle. While witnessing Surik in her act, Revan recalled his past during the Mandalorian Wars when he also used to assume that he would be impervious to the lure of the dark side of the Force. However, Revan knew he didn't have to worry about Surik or T3-M4. Scourge was another matter though. The concept of self-sacrifice came easily to those who walked the path of the light.[44]

For the Sith, there was no such thing as a noble death. Scourge understood the concept of sacrifice, but only when it came to sacrificing others. He had been taught to value survival above all else. Even his willingness to join with Revan and Meetra was driven by his desire for self-preservation; ultimately he wanted victory only for his sake, and not for the sake of others. Revan knew that Scourge was troubled.[44]

After the Jedi Civil War, Revan was wiser and understood the Force in a vastly different manner than any Jedi or Sith. He understood that both the light and dark sides of the Force were more closely intertwined with each other than either the Jedi or the Sith would ever admit. He had learned to balance on the knife-edge between them, drawing on both the light and dark sides for strength. However, Revan still embraced the nobility of the idea of self-sacrifice.[44]

Confrontation with the Imperial GuardEdit

"Assassins! Kill them all!"
―Yarri to other elite soldiers[src]

Upon approaching the outskirts of Kaas City, Scourge decided to land his speeder, in case the ion cannons were set up to take out approaching vehicles. Scourge and his allies continued on foot to the Sith Emperor's Citadel. When they finally reached the citadel, there were no sentries standing by the entrance at the top of the stairs. They were only a few meters away from the entrance when the door flew open and six red-uniformed elite soldiers (i.e. members of the Imperial Guard) came out, armed with blasters and electrostaffs and intercepted the four visitors. Scourge revealed his identity to the elite soldiers and demanded another meeting with the Sith Emperor. The elite soldiers initially decided to let only Scourge in, but the Sith Lord demanded that his allies should be let in as well. The elite soldiers reluctantly accepted his demands but on one condition that the Captain of the Imperial Guard will determine who could meet the Sith Emperor.[44]

Revan understood the nature of the Imperial Guard of the Sith Emperor. During his previous visit to Dromund Kaas, several years ago, he learned everything about the Imperial Guard. Though not attuned to the Force in the classical sense, the members of the Imperial Guard had a special connection with the Sith Emperor, allowing them to draw strength from him and were nearly immune to Force powers when close to him. They were formidable opponents, even for a Jedi.[44]

The members of the Imperial Guard led the four visitors to the entrance of the throne room of the Sith Emperor which was comprised of two enormous and heavy durasteel doors. Scourge pressured the elite soldiers to let them in without waiting for the captain of the Imperial Guard to arrive. According to the plan, the instant the sealed doors would be opened, all four visitors would charge inside. While Revan would engage the Sith Emperor, Surik and Scourge would hang back and hold off the Imperial Guard long enough for T3-M4 to close and seal the doors and join him afterwards.[44]

However, the Captain arrived just on time as the sealed doors were about to be opened—bringing the escort up to a total of seven members of the Imperial Guard at that place. When the Captain's name Yarri was spoken by one of the elite soldiers, Revan recognized her as she had led him and Malak to the Sith Emperor's trap during their previous visit, several years ago, but Revan was not looking at her. Captain Yarri ordered Scourge to go in alone and signaled the other three visitors to step aside from the entrance. One member of the Imperial Guard attempted to shove Revan aside, but he slapped his hand away and turned to face his old nemesis. When Captain Yarri caught sight of Revan' mask, she was shocked and ordered the elite soldiers to kill all four visitors after assuming them as assassins.[44]

Revan lashed out with his foot, delivering a side kick to the chest of the elite soldier who had grabbed his shoulder earlier, sending the man stumbling back. T3-M4 then sprang in to action by firing off his built-in blaster; the beam struck the soldier square in the chest. At the same time, Surik engaged two members of the Imperial Guard blocking the entrance to the throne room with her lightsaber. Ordinary soldiers would have been chopped down before they could even draw their weapons, but the Imperial Guard were not so easily felled. The first soldier met her charge and parried the first strike with his electrostaff, the resilient metal of his weapon deflecting the energy blade of the Jedi off to the side so that it carved a deep scar in the wall. The second soldier leapt into the fray, forcing Meetra to fall back a step to absorb their coordinated attack. Slightly farther away, Scourge and Captain Yarri were also already engaged in close-quarters combat, his lightsaber clashing against her electrostaff as they battled in the narrow confines of the entrance hall.[44]

An alarm began to ring out in the hall, triggered by one of the other three remaining members of the Imperial Guard. Before they could join in the fight, Revan gestured in the direction of the two enormous, heavy, and sealed durasteel doors and blasting them wide open with the power of the Force simultaneously. He ordered his allies into the throne room, and charged towards one of the opened doors. From the two members of the Imperial Guard who were dueling Surik, one broke off and intercepted Revan.[44]

Revan performed an acrobatic move, tucking his knees in tight to somersault over his opponent. The elite soldier attempted to counter the unexpected move by using his electrostaff but missing Revan by only a few centimeters. Revan landed on the ground and wheeled around to face his opponent. He thrust out with the Force to overwhelm his opponent but instead of sending his opponent flying, it only staggered him back half a step—at such close proximity to the Sith Emperor, the Imperial guard was able to draw on his power to protect themselves from the Force powers. Still, the slight stumble gave Revan enough time to draw out his lightsaber and go on the offensive. He came in with a high, overhand chop—an obvious feint meant to draw the defenses of his opponent upward, leaving his legs exposed to a quick follow-up strike. The elite soldier recognized the familiar ploy, countering it by parrying the overhand chop then quickly dropping his blade low to intercept the inevitable slash at his legs. But Revan didn't go for his legs. Anticipating that his opponent's defenses would go low, he kept his blade up high, allowing him to end the battle with a horizontal cut across the opponent's suddenly exposed throat.[44]

Revan then entered the throne room and T3-M4 followed him, but Surik and Scourge were still locked in combat with the Imperial guard in the hall outside. They were waging a fighting retreat; they had maneuvered themselves so they could back into the throne room while keeping the Imperial guard at bay. Revan witnessed the arrival of six additional members of the Imperial Guard at the far end of the hall outside. He used the Force to rip apart the vaulted stone archway free from its setting in the ceiling above them. A shower of dust and debris rained down in front of the reinforcements, sending them into temporary retreat. This move paved way for Surik and Scourge to break free of the fight and rush into the throne room, followed by Yarri and the three surviving members of the Imperial guard excluding the reinforcements. Revan then used the Force to slam the two enormous and heavy doors of the throne room shut and ordered T3 to seal them.[44]

The Sith EmperorEdit

"I did not expect you to return."
―Vitiate to Revan[src]

Revan now turned his attention to the other end of the throne room where the Sith Emperor was seated on his throne, watching the events unfolding before him with cold detachment. The Jedi Knight felt the physical manifestation of his opponent's malevolent power, but charged towards him nonetheless.[44]

While Scourge and Surik battled the Imperial guard, T3-M4 was busy sealing the two enormous and heavy doors. At the same time, as Revan charged towards the Sith Emperor, the latter unleashed a wave of energy that swept Revan off his feet and sent him flying backward. Revan twisted in midair so that he was able to roll with the impact when he landed. He quickly sprang back to his feet and again advanced towards his opponent.[44]

This time, Revan began to sense the oppressive presence of the dark side weighing down on him. The Emperor was trying to crush his will—to dominate and enslave his mind as he had before. However, Revan was prepared. Instead of charging forward, he opened himself up to the Force, letting both the light and the dark side flow through him like twin rushing rivers. Revan then released the Force in its purest form. There was brilliant flash as the air between the two combatants lit up. The energy unleashed was powerful enough to send the Emperor flying in the air in the backward direction.[44]

As Revan again charged towards his opponent, the Sith Emperor got up on his feet and countered with a powerful blast of Force lightning, which Revan intercepted with his lightsaber but the impact stopped his advance. The Sith Emperor unleashed another powerful blast of Force lightning, which was comprised of three deadly bolts. Revan batted the first aside with his lightsaber, ducked the second, and deflected the third back in the direction of its source. It struck the Emperor in the chest, sending him sliding several meters further backwards on the floor. For the first time the Sith's emotionless veneer cracked as he let out a primal hiss of hate. The sound sent shivers down Revan's spine.[44]

By this time, T3-M4 had finished the job of sealing the two enormous and heavy doors with a powerful contact adhesive to keep them shut, and Surik ordered him to help Revan.[44]

The Emperor rose to his feet, his robes smoking and singed where the Force lightning had struck him. His black eyes flashed red, and he raised both hands high above his head. Revan understood that he was gathering his power to unleash a swirling storm of pure dark side energy, just as Nyriss had done before. Revan quickly calculated his options. Realizing he couldn't close the gap between them quickly enough to stop the assault, he gathered his own energy and spread his hands before him, ready to catch and absorb the Emperor's attack. A dozen devastating bolts of purple lightning arced from the Emperor toward Revan. He attempted to draw them in and contain them, but the Sith Emperor was far more powerful than Darth Nyriss. Revan felt his skin begin to boil and blister, and his mask began to melt and stick to his face as the Sith Emperor poured more and more power into him. Unnoticed by the Sith Emperor, T3-M4 closed in and unleashed his flamethrower at him, engulfing him in fire. The Sith Emperor cocooned himself in the Force to save himself from getting incinerated, breaking his focus on Revan in the process. Revan was badly injured by the extremely lethal swirling storm of pure dark side energy unleashed by the Sith Emperor, and was too weak to move. He managed to raise his head just in time to see the Sith Emperor turn on the brave little astromech droid. A tremor rippled through the air as the Sith Emperor unleashed the full power of the dark side on T3-M4, shattering him into an untold number of pieces in an instant, several of which rained down on Revan as superheated shrapnel.[44]

Revan then instinctively, called on the Force to give him strength and heal his wounds. The healing properties of the Force were powerful, but Revan's wounds were severe and he needed more time to restore his strength. The Sith Emperor decided to take advantage of the vulnerable state of his opponent, came close to him, grabbed his lightsaber, activated it, and prepared to strike.[44]

By this time, both Surik and Scourge had managed to cut down the members of the Imperial Guard including Captain Yarri. Surik then called to Scourge to help Revan, as she rushed forward towards the far end of the throne room to do so herself. But Scourge hesitated to do so, as he was confused by his earlier vision of their failure against the Sith Emperor. Surik was moving fast, but she was too far away to stop the Sith Emperor from killing the injured Jedi at his feet. In desperation, she hurled her lightsaber towards the Sith Emperor, guiding it with the Force so that it spiraled end-over-end to intercept the descending blade from the hand of her target, knocking it from the Sith Emperor's grasp, and sending it skittering across the floor. The Sith Emperor was taken by surprise by her assault. Scourge realized that she could have killed the Sith Emperor with her assault instead of choosing to save Revan's life but she wasted the golden opportunity. Surik was still rushing forward, using the Force to recall her lightsaber to her waiting hand. Scourge then sensed hesitation and uncertainty in the Sith Emperor as he tried to evaluate the strength and weaknesses of his new foe, and rushed forward to join Surik and Revan. Surik positioned herself between the Sith Emperor and Revan, valiantly protecting her wounded friend. As Scourge reached them, Revan managed to stand up again after healing his wounds with the Force. He then reached out with the Force and his lightsaber sprang from the floor and into his waiting grasp.[44]

The Sith Emperor expressed his displeasure at inaction of Scourge, which led him to wonder if the Sith Emperor was stalling for time for his Imperial Guard to break through the sealed doors. Revan reminded the Sith Emperor that Scourge had come to his senses by realizing the true depth of his twisted nature. In response, the Sith Emperor made it clear that Scourge will also meet the same fate as his Jedi allies, if he has sided with them. Revan pointed out to the Sith Emperor that he cannot defeat all three of them but the Sith Emperor remained optimistic. For Scourge, the universe suddenly seemed frozen in place, as if time itself had stopped. He realized he was at a crux in history; fate and destiny would be forever altered in the next few moments. The Force washed over him in a wave, and many possible outcomes flickered through his mind simultaneously. In some, Revan triumphed and the Sith Emperor was no more. In others, the Sith Emperor defeated Revan and proceeded to reduce the entire galaxy into an empty wasteland. Scourge also saw variations of his own life and death played out over and over in every conceivable way, shape, and form. He had to choose, but there was no way to know which was the most likely outcome, or what actions of his would lead to which results. Revan had said that visions could guide the Jedi, but for Scourge, they brought nothing but confusion. The moment passed and the universe began to move again, though everything seemed to be happening in slow motion.[44]

Betrayal of ScourgeEdit

As Revan and Surik stepped forward to initiate the final confrontation, Scourge realized that he had to act now. In a sudden moment of clarity, Scourge saw a vision of the Sith Emperor lying defeated at the feet of a powerful Jedi but that Jedi was neither Revan and nor Surik. The Sith Lord had made up his mind. Instead of advancing with his current Jedi allies, Scourge positioned himself directly behind Surik. There was a flicker in his consciousness as the universe snapped back to full speed, and he slid the blade of his lightsaber between her shoulders. Surik gasped and toppled forward, dead before she hit the floor. Revan's attention got diverted by this move and he was shocked. The distraction gave the Sith Emperor the opportunity he needed, and he unleashed another powerful blast of Force lightning into Revan's chest. The Jedi Knight was caught unprepared and lost consciousness.[44]

The Sith Emperor demanded Scourge to explain his position, who, in order to save his skin, lied that the Jedi were in league with Nyriss, and that he led them to him so they could be killed. The Sith Emperor asked Scourge to prove his loyalty by killing Revan. Scourge walked over to the position of the unconscious Jedi Knight and raised his lightsaber to do so, but the Sith Emperor telepathically prevented Scourge from doing so, and stated that he believed him. The Sith Emperor wanted Revan alive, as he still had one more use for him. The Sith Emperor also promised Scourge a worthy reward in return of his services to him.[44]


Revan was trapped in a room that was part laboratory, part prison cell, and held in stasis in a special product of Sith sorcery; he couldn't feel his body or the passage of time, but was still conscious. He could sense a mysterious 'powerful presence' near him, but was unaware of its identity. The 'presence' Revan felt was actually the Force ghost of Meetra Surik, dwelling in the same room to help him in any way possible.

During his imprisonment, Revan was subjected to continuous telepathic assault by the Sith Emperor, who attempted to probe his mind and gain useful information, regarding the Republic, to plan his invasion accordingly. He also fed on Revan's Force energy to satiate his hunger. Unbeknownst to the Sith Emperor, Revan used the Dark Lord's telepathic assault against him by probing his mind, and manipulate it by planting seeds of doubt in it in an attempt to delay his plans as long as possible. In addition, Revan was replenishing his Force energy by feeding on the powerful presence near him (i.e. the Force ghost of Meetra Surik) to remain strong in his struggle against the Sith Emperor. He also used the Force to instill comfort and hope in the minds of his family members across the span of the galaxy. Apparently, he was able to hold Lord Vitiate off for centuries, as the Sith Emperor didn't attack the Republic for at least 300 years, more than long enough for Revan's son to grow up and never face the fear of total annihilation.[44]

300 Years LaterEdit

"Only I have been both Jedi and Sith and found clarity in the Force. Only I understand him and his death is my responsibility."
―Revan, regarding the Sith Emperor[src]
Revan Free

Revan, after being freed from stasis.

After 300 years, the Sith finally invaded the Republic, resulting in the Great Galactic War. Revan, however, managed to stop the war by manipulating the Emperor into believing that peace was in his best interest, resulting in the Treaty of Coruscant. However, the peace was fragile, and broke down after a decade. During this time, Meetra appeared to a Jedi named Oteg and informed him of Revan's imprisonment. The Jedi Master assembled a strike force that raided the planet Taral V before attacking the prison itself. A strike team infiltrated the prison and managed to bring down the defenses, which included Grand Moff Rycus Kilran, and finally freed Revan.

When he was freed, Revan was horrified at first, believing that the Emperor could now continue his plans without any hindrance. However, after Meetra appeared to him and explained that the peace was already broken, Revan decided to go with the Republic forces. Revan traveled to Tython, where he told the Jedi Council everything he knew about the Emperor and the Empire. After this, Revan made his way to a place known as the Foundry. Here, he started to build an army of battle droids, whom he placed under HK-47's command, to destroy the Emperor and the Sith once and for all.

Revan's Second Disappearance Edit

"And in the end, as the darkness takes me, I am nothing. Now I know how you felt, old friend."
―Revan reciting Darth Malak's final words[src]

Revan prepares to fight

However, the Emperor knew how great a threat Revan posed, and assembled a team of his own to destroy him. This team came to the Foundry and, after fighting their way through the defenses (including HK-47), managed to reach Revan. Revan tried to persuade the members of the strike team to fight the Emperor and the strike team tried to make him back down, neither side listened and a fight ensued. Revan's powers proved formidable, but in the end, the strike team managed to weaken him. As they closed in, Revan quoted the last words of Malak, saying that he now understood how he had felt back on the Star Forge. Before the final blow struck, Revan's body disappeared in a flash of light.


"My time here is ended. Take what I have taught you and use it well."
―Darth Revan's holocron to Darth Bane[src]

Darth Revan on Lehon, the planet that hid his Sith legacy for nearly three millennia.

Shortly after he defeated Darth Malak, Revan returned to the warring Korriban to subdue any potential Sith insurgents.[8] Three thousand years after the death of Darth Malak, Revan was credited with having driven the Sith from Korriban.[47] During the New Sith Wars, the Zelosian Sith Lord Darth Rivan chose his name from a corrupted Sith manuscript that misidentified Revan as "Darth Rivan, the most powerful Dark Lord of the Jedi Civil War."[48]

Though he eventually rejected the mantle of Dark Lord of the Sith and returned to the light side, Revan's legacy as a powerful Sith Master would live on thousands of years after his death in a holocron that he had constructed during his reign. Hidden away on Rakata Prime, within the Temple of the Ancients, it would remain undisturbed for nearly three thousand years. In the year 1000 BBY, the Sith Lord Darth Bane—having become obsessed with the knowledge and prowess of the ancient Sith, including Revan—traveled to Rakata Prime, which at this point was renamed Lehon, in search of enough power to topple the existing Sith regime, the Brotherhood of Darkness. Once there, Bane discovered Revan's holocron, and from it received training and instruction that, Bane felt, surpassed the entirety of the Korriban Academy's archives. After obtaining all the trainings from Darth Revan's holocron, Bane destroyed it, as was the way of the Sith to eliminate things that were of no further use. Partially through the wisdom and Sith philosophy imparted to him by Revan, Bane would acquire the strength, power, and knowledge necessary to reshape the Sith as he saw fit, destroying the Brotherhood of Darkness and establishing the Rule of Two—which limited the Sith Order to one Master and one apprentice—thus birthing a new incarnation of the Sith Order.[49] Bane's Order of Sith would go on to topple the Galactic Republic and all but destroy the Jedi Order.[50]

Personality and traitsEdit

Revan saber

Revan's first lightsaber

The Human male known as Revan was often credited as an exceptional strategist and tactician. Certain individuals, such as Canderous Ordo, went as far as to place almost the entirety of the Republic's success during the Mandalorian Wars on his shoulders.[6] Likewise, before his capture during the Jedi Civil War, there were those that believed that it was only a matter of time before he conquered the entire galaxy. To the Mandalorians, Revan represented a worthy foe—one that both embodied their philosophies and showed them their weaknesses. The Echani, on the other hand, believed that Revan represented the epitome of what one could achieve in the arts of war, and that his skill was born out of a highly advanced battle precognition.[8]

Revan was widely regarded as a charismatic leader. At a young age, he managed to persuade a significant portion of the Jedi Order to rebel against the High Council by joining the Revanchist movement into battle against the Mandalorians.[6] He was also known to have been an adept negotiator.[3] Likewise, at the end of the war, all but one of the Jedi that had followed Revan were converted to the dark side of the Force. Given his studying and understanding of Force bonding techniques, Revan likely utilized a similar process to that unconsciously carried out by the Jedi Exile. This theory was supported by Kreia, who told the Jedi Exile that manipulating and using his followers through the Force had been "Revan's way." Kreia suggested to the Jedi Exile that the reason for Revan's success in converting so many Jedi to the dark side was because he understood how to take advantage of wounds in the Force.[8]

During the Mandalorian Wars, Revan used a self-built[3] lightsaber containing a violet crystal.[23] During the Mandalorian Wars, he also used a lightsaber containing a blue crystal.[7] After becoming the Dark Lord of the Sith, he replaced the crystals with a red one.[48] His first lightsaber was lost when Malak betrayed him during the Jedi's attempt to capture both Sith Lords. During his retraining in the Jedi ways, Revan built a new lightsaber;[6] during the final year of the Jedi Civil War, he was known to have used both blue and violet crystals in the lightsaber.[7]

Relationship with Bastila ShanEdit

"I love you too, with all my heart."
"You aren't afraid to love anymore?"
"After this? No. Nothing could make me feel safer than to be loved by you."
―Bastila Shan and Revan[src]

During their search for the Star Forge, Revan shared a mutual attraction with Bastila Shan, often flirting with and teasing her, much to her chagrin. Shan often berated Revan for his advances, citing the Jedi Code, which forbade such relationships. Shan eventually opened up to Revan after he aided her in retrieving her late father's holocron and helping her reconnect with her estranged mother. Grateful for his help and impressed by his compassion, Shan began to reciprocate Revan's feelings despite her earlier misgivings, eventually culminating in the two sharing a kiss. However, Shan requested that they put their feelings aside until after their mission was accomplished, as stopping Malak was too important for them to be sidetracked by such distractions. Their bond was what enabled Revan to redeem her and turn her from the dark side after Malak captured Shan and made her his Sith apprentice. When Shan asked Revan to strike her down after he defeated her on the Star Forge, he refused and told her that he loved her. She replied by saying that there was a time when she had yearned for, yet also dreaded to hear those words. Because she loved him too, but she could never face who he was. In the end however, Shan told Revan that she loved him too, and was no longer afraid to love. Afterward, Revan went off to face Malak, and having been redeemed, Shan used her battle meditation to aid the Republic fleet against the Sith fleet. Both of them played a key role in the destruction of the Star Forge, and the victory of the Republic.[6]

Powers and abilitiesEdit

"Revan was power. It was like staring into the heart of the Force."
Revan chokes officer

Darth Revan using the Force to choke a female Sith officer.

As one of the few individuals in galactic history to reach the heights of Sith power and return to the Jedi, Revan proved himself skilled in the use of both the light and dark sides of the Force. Before his and Revan's final duel, Darth Malak told Revan that he felt Revan was stronger in the Force than he ever was as the Dark Lord.[6] Five years after the end of the Jedi Civil War, Revan's first Jedi Master Kreia told the Jedi Exile that Revan was "power".[8] As a Sith Lord, Darth Revan used a variety of Force powers. He could use the Force to create a whirlwind of Force energy that would encircle his opponent. He also used the Force to grip and choke his enemies, and was proficient in the use of Force lightning. Revan was able to use the dark side of the Force to tap into his innermost fears, pain and hate, and convert them into intense anger, channeling it to increase his speed, strength, and ferocity. Revan also used powers that were able to afflict his opponents, and was capable of using the Mind trick.[3] He also used the Jedi healing technique.[12]

Aside from his proficiency with both the light and dark sides of the Force, Revan was also a skilled warrior. He defeated a number of accomplished fighters during the Mandalorian Wars and the subsequent Jedi Civil War, including Mandalore the Ultimate, the former Echani general Yusanis, Calo Nord, Darth Bandon,[6] and Darth Malak, who was counted among the skilled swordsmen of the era.[51] He was a practitioner of the lightsaber form Juyo.[52] While he and Carth Onasi were searching for Bastila Shan on Taris, Revan participated in the local dueling ring to earn credits. Under the alias of "The Mysterious Stranger", Revan defeated Deadeye Duncan, Gerlon Two-Fingers, Marl, Ice, and Twitch, to become the champion. His dueling sparked the interest of the former Mandalorian Bendak Starkiller, who only fought in death matches. During his second search for the Star Forge, Revan single-handedly slew a pair of terentatek in the depths of Naga Sadow's tomb on Korriban.[6] He also decimated the secret bounty hunter guild known as the GenoHaradan.[53][54]

Revan spoke and comprehended a variety of languages, including Basic, Mando'a,[55] Binary, Huttese,[3] Shyriiwook, and the Selkath and Rakatan languages. The leader of the Black Rakata, known as The One, stated that Revan used the Force to rip the Rakatan language from the mind of a Rakata. However, Revan was unable to understand the language of the Sand People, requiring the use of HK-47 as an interpreter.[6] During his reign as the Dark Lord, Revan wrote a book entitled The Rakata and the Unknown World. Approximately 3,000 years later, the book was still in the Korriban Sith Academy's archives.[49]


Revan races his swoop.

Revan was a skilled mechanic. According to his first Jedi Master Kreia, Revan exhibited an interest in machinery, particularly droids. While Kreia held a great deal of pride for her Padawan's abilities with the Force, she was confounded by Revan's preference of droids as she herself could find little to no interest in things that were dead to the Force. Kreia believed Revan's talent for building droids stemmed from his desire for followers that obey orders without question. Shortly after the Battle of Malachor V, Revan built the assassin droid HK-47.[8] Revan displayed his skill with repairing droids during his second search for the Star Forge, after he purchased HK-47 from Yuka Laka on Tatooine, he was able to repair the assassin droid enough to regain many of his old memories and combat programs. However, HK-47's memories of his previous service with Revan would remain locked deep in his memory core and untouchable until Malak revealed to the reprogrammed Revan his true identity. Revan also proved adept at repairing abandoned, decommissioned, or rusted droids encountered on his journey, and could program them to fight for him. Revan also proved himself adept at racing swoop bikes. His first known taste of the sport was on Taris, where he defeated the veteran Black Vulkar racer Redros, taking the sector championship to win Bastila Shan's freedom. He continued to compete professionally, eventually winning both the Tatooine and Manaan sector championships.[6]

Behind the scenesEdit

Possible Revan

A possible unmasked Revan from a television commercial for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.[56]

Revan was created by the developers at BioWare as the primary protagonist of the 2003 Xbox and PC video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.[6] Revan was voiced by actor Rino Romano;[57] while Revan's main dialogue is never voiced, when his game sprite is selected, poisoned, achieving a critical hit, etc., his voice can be heard.[6] Revan was featured in a vision to the Jedi Knight Duron Qel-Droma in the story Shadows and Light. The story was featured in Star Wars Tales 23, and was written by Joshua Ortega.[37] Revan was also featured as a minor character in the Knights of the Old Republic comic series, written by John Jackson Miller and published by Dark Horse Comics. In the comic series, Revan was drawn by Brian Ching, Dustin Weaver, and Ron Chan.

Though there are numerous possibilities to change on the details of the events above and Revan may end up as a redeemed Jedi or a renewed Sith Lord, the canonical ending features his return to the light side.[3] While Revan's gender is specified by the player, the canonical Revan is confirmed by Lucasfilm official Leland Chee to be male.[58] Also, The New Essential Chronology and the Chronicles of the Old Republic, published prior to the release of Knights of the Old Republic's sequel, The Sith Lords, both refer to Revan as male.[25][27][26] There had been ambiguity concerning whether or not "Revan" was the character's original name or merely an alias. Abel G. Peña commented on his blog on that he believed that Revan and Malak used their true names.[59] The writer of the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic comics, John Jackson Miller, hinted that Revan might not have been his original name, although the comics had not yet taken a stance on Revan's identity.[60] In the questions and answers section of the twenty-ninth issue of the comic series, Miller promised that the comics would "speak to the matter of Revan and Malak—perhaps sooner than you may think."[61] The forty-second issue of the comic series established that Revan was not the character's original name.[23]


Male appearance selection of Revan.

According to Deesra Luur Jada's account of the Jedi Civil War, Revan killed Malak's Sith apprentice, Darth Bandon, after escaping the Leviathan.[9] This is impossible, since Revan defeated Bandon after he found the fourth Star Map, shortly before Revan and the Ebon Hawk's crew were captured by the Leviathan.[6] In the novel Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, written by Drew Karpyshyn, Revan was said to be a Jedi Master when he defeated Darth Malak.[49] However, in Knights of the Old Republic, Revan is a Padawan.[6]

As second place runner-up in the ToyFare magazine Fan's Choice Figure Poll, an action figure of Darth Revan was released in the third quarter of 2007 as part of the Expanded Universe wave of the 30th Anniversary basic figure collection.[62] A miniature of Darth Revan was featured in the The Force Unleashed set of Star Wars Miniatures, released in November 16, 2007.[63] In 2009, a Mighty Muggs figure of Darth Revan was released in Hasbro's seventh wave of the figures.[64]



"Even the combined power of the Jedi Council couldn't keep your identity buried forever, could it?"
―Darth Malak[src]

Some uncertainties remain concerning the sequence of events that caused Revan's amnesia. Within the primary source material, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, two contradictory explanations are provided. Bastila Shan told Revan, "When Malak fired on the ship you were badly injured. We thought you were dead. Your mind was destroyed"; however, all other sources in the game and all later sources, including The New Essential Chronology, the Chronicles of the Old Republic, and the Databank, report that the Jedi Council erased Revan's memory.[27][26][31][65]

The New Essential Chronology states that "the Jedi Council chose not to imprison or execute Revan. Instead they Force-scoured the memories from the fallen Jedi's brain, placing Shan in charge of a powerful warrior who was now little more than a blank slate." The book also states, "Aided by the full Republic fleet, Revan—now in possession of the memories the Council had erased—killed Darth Malak and destroyed the Star Forge above Rakata Prime."[27] However, according to Shan, Revan's full memory could never be restored to him.[66]

Fall to the dark sideEdit

"The dark side offers power for power's sake. You must crave it. Covet it. You must seek power above all else, with no reservation or hesitation."
―Darth Revan, in his holocron[src]

Little is known about exactly when Revan fell to the dark side. During a conversation in Knights of the Old Republic, Vrook Lamar stated that "Revan was once a promising Padawan. But ever eager to learn more about the Force, Revan sought knowledge of Sith magics, foolishly ignoring the dangerous lure of the dark side." Lamar also expressed the opinion that Revan and Malak had fallen under the sway of the dark side even before the Mandalorian Wars. Later in the game, Bastila Shan and members of the Enclave Council opined that Revan and Malak took their first steps towards the dark side when they investigated a complex of ruins on Dantooine. Inside, they found the first of five Star Maps which, when combined, would ultimately lead them to the Star Forge. Shan stated that, "this must be what Revan and Malak found when they entered this temple. This must be where their journey down the dark side began."[6]

The Chronicles of the Old Republic state that, in the year 3,963 BBY, Revan was already influenced by the dark side when he began to develop "an evil but brilliant plan: Using the dark power of Malachor V, he will seduce an army of Jedi, completely loyal to him alone." In the years following that event, the Chronicles assert that Revan was further corrupted while studying Sith artifacts, relics, and holocrons which he had discovered within vast tombs and cities buried beneath the surface of Malachor V.[26] According to Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force, Revan became the Dark Lord of the Sith two years after discovering Malachor, in the year 3,961 BBY.[48] However, the Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide states that Revan assumed the position of the Dark Lord of the Sith after he and Malak found the Star Forge in the year 3,960 BBY.[3]

The available evidence concerning Revan's motivations for embracing the dark side is equally conjectural. In The Sith Lords Kreia stated that, "perhaps Revan never fell. The difference between a fall and a sacrifice is sometimes difficult, but I feel that Revan understood that difference, more than anyone knew. The galaxy would have fallen if Revan had not gone to war. Perhaps he became the dark lord out of necessity, to prevent a greater evil."[8] Yet, whatever his original intentions may have been, Revan eventually embraced the dark side completely. His holocron would later advise Darth Bane in the ways of the dark side.[49]

Alternate endingsEdit

Sith LordEdit

"Malak is dead—all hail the return of Darth Revan, the true Lord of the Sith!"
―Bastila Shan[src]

Bastila Shan declares Revan to be the "true" Lord of the Sith.

Accepting Bastila Shan's offer, Revan struck down the Jedi Jolee Bindo and Juhani, the stain of their blood on the temple stone symbolizing Revan's return to power. He returned to the Ebon Hawk and explained the absence of Bindo and Juhani to his stunned party. Shocked by his return to the dark side, Carth Onasi fled, leaving Mission Vao and Zaalbar to be struck down by Revan. The droids T3-M4 and HK-47 remained loyal to Revan, because ut was written in their programming. Canderous Ordo Flying to the Star Forge, Shan used her battle meditation to thwart the Republic fleet, allowing Revan to penetrate the depths of the Star Forge to fight Darth Malak. Striking Malak down, Revan regained his mantle of Dark Lord of the Sith.[67]

Using the Star Forge's resources, Revan created an infinite fleet that rolled forth to crush the Republic.[67] However, Revan soon halted his offensive. It was noted as odd that Revan deliberately avoided striking the Republic's manufacturing facilities in his previous war, and again that he seemingly ended the Star Forge's production of vessels early. Shan, in a holocron discovered on Korriban, reported that Revan mysteriously vanished one day and told her to wait for him. Bereft of a strong dark side user to guide it, the Star Forge atrophied and was destroyed by the Republic. It is assumed that Darth Revan visited all his former strongholds searching for something that is not yet readily apparent. It is known, however, that he headed for the Unknown Regions with the intent of stopping something menacingly powerful, something that was apparently responsible for initially coercing the Mandalorians to invade. Revan's former Master, Kreia, suggested that Revan was searching for the original Sith Empire.[68]

Cut endingEdit

"No, it's too late for that. And it's too late for you to turn back… but you can end this here. There's still time for one final act of redemption."
―Carth Onasi, from cut non-canon ending[src]

Love or power?

Should the player have chosen to play as a female Revan and successfully completed the romance sub-plot with Carth Onasi, if they then choose to join the dark side on Rakata Prime, Onasi fled, declaring that she is not the woman he loves. After Revan defeated Darth Malak on the Star Forge, she was confronted by Onasi again. At this point, Revan was forced to either kill him or have Shan murder him.[69] Five years later, the Exile would discover a message in T3-M4 from Onasi, which he left as a back up plan in case the increasingly dark-sided Revan eventually betrayed them.[70] In a cut ending for the first game, it is possible for a dark-sided female Revan to change her mind, kill Shan, and die with Onasi as the Republic destroys the Star Forge. However, the final game only includes the options for Revan or Shan to kill Onasi, due to time constraints in making the final movie.[71]


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Star Wars Miniature figure of Darth Revan.


Databank sourcesEdit

The companions of Revan
Jolee Bindo · HK-47 · Juhani · Carth Onasi · Canderous Ordo
Bastila Shan · T3-M4 · Mission Vao · Zaalbar

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Memories created for Revan through the Force by the Jedi Council
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Old Republic: Revan
  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 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
  4. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 20: Daze of Hate, Part 2 (letter section)
  5. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III, p. 97 ("Revan, Darth")
  6. 6.000 6.001 6.002 6.003 6.004 6.005 6.006 6.007 6.008 6.009 6.010 6.011 6.012 6.013 6.014 6.015 6.016 6.017 6.018 6.019 6.020 6.021 6.022 6.023 6.024 6.025 6.026 6.027 6.028 6.029 6.030 6.031 6.032 6.033 6.034 6.035 6.036 6.037 6.038 6.039 6.040 6.041 6.042 6.043 6.044 6.045 6.046 6.047 6.048 6.049 6.050 6.051 6.052 6.053 6.054 6.055 6.056 6.057 6.058 6.059 6.060 6.061 6.062 6.063 6.064 6.065 6.066 6.067 6.068 6.069 6.070 6.071 6.072 6.073 6.074 6.075 6.076 6.077 6.078 6.079 6.080 6.081 6.082 6.083 6.084 6.085 6.086 6.087 6.088 6.089 6.090 6.091 6.092 6.093 6.094 6.095 6.096 6.097 6.098 6.099 6.100 6.101 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Timeline 8: The Jedi Civil War
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force, Entry from Deesra Luur Jada's holocron
  10. Jedi Academy Training Manual
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Handbook
  12. 12.0 12.1 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, The Jedi Exile's vision of Malak in Ludo Kressh's tomb.
  13. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 0: Crossroads
  14. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 9: Flashpoint Interlude: Homecoming
  15. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 1: Commencement, Part 1
  16. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 10: Flashpoint, Part 3
  17. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 15: Days of Fear, Part 3
  18. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 19: Daze of Hate, Part 1
  19. 19.0 19.1 Star Wars Insider 110, In the "Comics" section of the magazine, John Jackson Miller says that Revan had been on Cathar since the fifteenth issue
  20. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 29: Exalted, Part 1
  21. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 31: Turnabout
  22. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 35: Vindication, Part 4
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 42: Masks
  24. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 49: Demon, Part 3
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 The New Essential Chronology (The Mandalorian Wars)
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 Chronicles of the Old Republic
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 The New Essential Chronology (The Second Sith War)
  28. SWInsider small "Heritage of the Sith"—Star Wars Insider 88
  29. Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide
  30. WizardsoftheCoast Iridonian Darkness on (original article link, backup links on
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 Databank title Darth Malak in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link on
  32. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia (Under Malak, Darth)
  33. 33.0 33.1 The Betrayal of Darth Revan
  34. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Revan's position in the Republic army is revealed in the second conversation with Carth Onasi regarding his background.
  35. In the Knights of the Old Republic video game only Revan and Canderous Ordo are required to be present at this moment, they can be accompanied by any one of the other companions player has in the party at the moment: Bastila Shan, Carth Onasi, Mission Vao, Zaalbar, T3-M4 or none of the above. Later, when Admiral Saul Karath talks to Darth Malak aboard the Leviathan shortly after Taris' destruction, he mentions that Nord witnessed Bastila Shan and Carth Onasi beside Revan, establishing that those two were also canonically present during the confrontation with Nord and Davik Kang.
  36. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia (Under Shaardan)
  37. 37.0 37.1 "Shadows and Light"—Star Wars Tales 23
  38. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, When Revan confronts Bastila Shan on top of the Temple of the Ancients, she states, "I endured the Sith torments with the passionless serenity of a true Jedi, emptying my mind. But after a week of endless tortures I finally saw the truth."
  39. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Malak tells Revan, "Once again we shall face each other in single combat… and the victor will decide the fate of the galaxy!".
  40. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, Final conversation with Darth Traya.
  41. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, Conversation with Kreia after the arrival of Darth Sion on Peragus II.
  42. Star Wars: The Old Republic website FAQ (HTML). Retrieved on May 27, 2009.
  43. Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, "Nearly three thousand years had passed between the time the Sith had been driven from Korriban by Revan"
  44. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named TOR_Revan
  45. The Sith Lords, Opening crawl.
  46. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, Conversation with Kreia after the arrival of Darth Sion on Peragus.
  47. Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, "Nearly three thousand years had passed between the time the Sith had been driven from Korriban by Revan…"
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force
  49. 49.0 49.1 49.2 49.3 Darth Bane: Path of Destruction
  50. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  51. Darth Malak: An Expanded Universe Character From Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  52. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, When Bastila Shan and three other Jedi attempted to capture Revan aboard his flagship, he performed a Form VII ready stance, making him a practioner of the lightsaber form Juyo
  53. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, According to Rulaan Prolik's entry, he was killed on Kashyyyk, which can only happen if Revan accepts Hulas' offer to join the GenoHaradan.
  54. Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide, The guide states that there were unconfirmed reports that Revan decimated the guild.
  55. WizardsoftheCoast The Force Unleashed Preview 3 on (backup links 1 2 on
  56. Knights of the Old Republic television commercial (HTML). Retrieved on May 21, 2009.
  57. IMDb favicon Rino Romano at the Internet Movie Database
  58. Leland Chee (July 13, 2005). forums post by Leland Chee (HTML). Retrieved on May 21, 2009.
  59. StarWarsDotComBlogsLogoStacked "comments" – Only Sith Deal In Absloutes - "I am Zannah": or, A Darth By Any Other Name, Part 3, Abel G. Pena's Blog (content now obsolete; backup link on
  60. Revanchist? - Thread on the Dark Horse forums (May 10, 2007). Retrieved on May 21, 2009.
  61. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 29: Exalted, Part 1 (letters section)
  62. Darth Revan 30th Anniversary Collection (HTML). Retrieved on September 23, 2009.
  63. Star Wars Miniatures: The Force Unleashed
  64. Jeffrey A. Gouse (Jaunary 13, 2009). Darth Revan Mighty Muggs Review at (HTML). Retrieved on July 2, 2009.
  65. Databank title Bastila Shan in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link on
  66. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Shan tells Revan, "Your mind was too badly damaged to ever fully restore your memories, Revan. But your power, your strength of will, the essence of who and what you are: these things remain!"
  67. 67.0 67.1 Knights of the Old Republic: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
  68. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, Revan's allegiance can be determined in the Exile's first conversation with Atton Rand
  69. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Non-canon dark-side female ending
  70. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, Only happens if the Exile sets Revan's gender as a woman, and if she sets Revan's allegiance to the dark side in her first conversation with Atton Rand.
  71. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Dialogue files
  72. Star Wars: The Old Republic
  73. Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith 6: Jedi Assault
  74. Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption

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