Darth Bane as the Christ of the Sith, and Other Messianic Figures in Star Wars

The title says it all. Darth Bane doesn’t share the morality of Christ, but he acts as a Christ Figure within Star Wars mythology.

The Sith have a prophecy about a messianic figure called the Sith’ari. There is some debate about which Sith Lord, if any, fills this role. I discuss the prophecy and why Bane is the best fit.

I also look at a few other messianic prophecies within Star Wars as well as some of the forms that religion takes in that universe.

This talk was presented at Ithacon 2023.

See the presentation in PDF format here.

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