Top Ten Most Popular Dark Side Sith Lords from Star Wars

Who are the Sith Lords with the most following and popularity from the Star Wars universe? We will be including both Canon, Legends, Expanded Universe, and the games. This list is not to depict who is the strongest or who can beat whom, but who we find to have the most popular fan base.

The Top Ten

1 Darth Maul Darth Maul Darth Maul is a fictional character in the science fiction franchise Star Wars. Trained as Darth Sidious's first apprentice, he serves as a Sith Lord and a master of wielding a double-bladed lightsaber. Darth Maul first appeared in Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace, and has also appeared in The more.

Aside from the beautiful design of Maul's character (and the fact that he's my favorite in all Star Wars history), he becomes further developed in the episode "Revenge." This can be a good thing and a bad thing, however. Due to the fact that his overall awesomeness greatly sprouted from his less appearance and more devious nature enshrouded by his presence, it remains to be seen if his return will add to his pre-existing ferocity or negate from his already established greatness. The reason behind this is that Maul's defeat was such a brilliantly orchestrated scene in terms of his actual combat maneuvers and fighting ability when it comes to martial arts, that his end in "The Phantom Menace" may not be able to be topped. - PrinceZarbon

I enormously enjoyed the character of Darth Maul, performed by expert martial artist Ray Park, who had the best fight scene in all Star Wars history with his exquisite back-flips and astonishingly awesome posture as a gallant warrior, ruthless, yet elegant. He was the lone powerhouse in this flick. I also enjoyed the honorable Qui-Gon's eventual brilliant demise at the hands of the awesome Darth Maul, who slayed him with unflinching nerve, turning to take down his next opponent in a fierce thunderous rage, striking like lightning, yet remaining collected and calm as the flow of water; maintaining his physical composure as an expert martial artist. - PrinceZarbon

The deepest part of Maul's development is the fact that, in essence, he knew no greater joy than to see his enemy suffer, making this a morally complex venture, be it a dark one indeed. Although I did prefer when Maul appeared onscreen less as it added great deadly influence to the character in terms of his mysterious factor and overall impression of his evil as a lesser appearing character, I did find the final ending at the arms of Obi-Wan highly predictable in a good satisfying and conclusive manner. And what would have been more fitting than to see him come full circle and meet his end where it all began; on the planet of Tatooine; the great desert planet of twin suns, and Lord Maul's final resting ground! Even in his final moments, he wishes to seek vengeance on the Sith and asks Obi-Wan if the chosen one would complete the task in his place and bring balance to the force! Maul is the best! - PrinceZarbon

Lord Maul quickly became my favorite Star Wars character and had one of the all-time greatest fight scenes and entrances in movie history. I always did prefer actual combat skills in a villain as opposed to screen time, so this was a great example of portraying that actions do indeed speak louder than words. Maul is by far the greatest villain in the history of the series and movies in terms of actual design, mannerism, mystery, and overall enigma (the only other villain who even comes close to this sinister behavior is Sidious himself, whom I also enjoyed greatly). - PrinceZarbon

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2 Darth Vader Darth Vader Darth Vader was the original dark lord for Star Wars. Darth Vader ruled with both fear and aggression. Originally Anakin Skywalker a young Jedi who was then seduced by the dark side of the force by Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious. Vader had his limbs cut off by his jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi leaving more.

Barely anyone contests this guy is better than Darth Maul - iliekpiez

I contest that as he betrayed the one true Sith Lord & master Darth Sidious where Maul was a very loyal follower until he was removed by Sidious himself. Additionally, Vader is not as evil or as sinister as Maul, Sidious, Dooku, or the majority of other Sith and true evil goes a long way if you are to be an effective Sith Lord. The truly evil almost always make for better villains than those who start out light side and return to the light one way or another. - PrinceZarbon

3 Darth Sidious Darth Sidious Sheev Palpatine (also known by his Sith identity Darth Sidious and publicly as Senator Palpatine, then Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, and later Emperor Palpatine) is a fictional character and one of the primary antagonists of the Star Wars franchise, mainly portrayed by Ian McDiarmid.
4 Kylo Ren Kylo Ren Kyle Ren is a fictional Sith lord, who is strong with the Force. Kylo Ren commands the First Order with a temper as fiery as his unconventional lightsaber. His debut was in 2015's Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. Ren's real identity is Ben Solo, the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia. He was trained more.
5 Darth Revan Darth Revan Revan is a fictional character in BioWare's Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game. The character may be either male or female, though Revan is canonically male and follows the game's light-side path. He also has his own Old Republic book in which he is a male human, turned Jedi, and turned more.
6 Darth Nihilus Darth Nihilus
7 Darth Bane Darth Bane Darth Bane is a legendary Sith from Star Wars. Darth Bane was one of the greatest Sith lords who ever lived in the Star Wars universe. Darth Bane's greatest accomplishment was creating the Rule of Two, making the Sith am secretive order with one master and one apprentice. The apprentice would learn more.
8 Darth Malgus Darth Malgus
9 Count Dooku Count Dooku Count Dooku of Serenno, from the House of Dooku is a fictional character from the Star Wars franchise, appearing in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith as a primary and minor antagonist respectively. He was portrayed by Christopher Lee and more.
10 Darth Plagueis Darth Plagueis Darth Plagueis is a fictional character from Star Wars. Originally a Muun named Hego Demask, Plagueis trained under Darth Tenebrous. After he murdered Tenebrous, Plagueis, disguised as businessman Hego Demask, mentored a young Palpatine. Palpatine eventually joined Plagueis as his Sith apprentice. Plagueis more.

The Contenders

11 Darth Malak Darth Malak Darth Malak is a Star Wars character. Malak is a Sith from the time of The Old Repbulic. He is the apprentice of Revan, and appears in Knights of the Old Republic
12 Darth Talon Darth Talon
13 Darth Atrius Darth Atrius
14 Darth Caedus
15 Darth Krayt Darth Krayt
16 Darth Nihl Darth Nihl
17 Darth Sion Darth Sion
18 Darth Baras
19 Darth Ekkage
20 Darth Gravid
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Top Remixes

1. Darth Maul
2. Darth Vader
3. Darth Sidious
1. Darth Vader
2. Kylo Ren
3. Darth Sidious


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