I would really like to applaud you for your contribution to this discussion. Your comments have really progressed the discussion!
You're just distracting from the debate but yes, there is a very clear difference from a statement and a theme. I would recommend you consider retaking middle school English.
You... You do
understand that a theme is VERY different from a philosophy, yes? And that both
can be incorrect or inconsistent, especially when established by a character who is not omniscient?
2. That's game mechanics
, last time I checked this was a lore
3. I personally struggled with this decision myself, but not for the reason you think. Firstly, I wouldn't classify letting him live as a light side option. It is purely the machiavellian thing to do. And by the jedi standards, machiavellian choices are darkside choices. But even so, I would classify that as neutral choice and if this game was meant to accurately reflect the lore it should have been a neutral choice. I killed him because I have no mercy for the associates of baras, but thats purely a personal decision. Again, i have already conceded that ls sith have their purposes, but they are still not as powerful as ds sith.
Demonstrating that you lack basic inferrence skills is a joke at my expense? Okey dokey.
4. And with that comment you completely summarize your complete misunderstanding of the darkside and star wars lore in general. Explain the Rule of Two's failure to the thousands of jedi that died as a result of Order 66.
5. a&b) The Bane series states in BLACK AND WHITE that the dark side is weak in the healing arts. Bane, recognizing this, uses the grief and misery of the father of the children he killed to sustain himself. This is a dark side choice in every sense of the word. A light sith would not have access to the healing powers of the jedi and would not have been able to sustain himself with the dark side choice.
But it goes so much farther than that in all aspects of the force. Refer to my game mechanics allusion, the light sith fundamentally is inferior to the dark sith in every way imaginable. Culling them from the order is counter productive, as you pointed out, because they serve a purpose. The best choice would be to eliminate the light sith who attempt to reform the system. Now Bane saw this whole system to be insufficient. When creating the role of two he sought to establish an order that would both protect against the damaging infighting of the sith and yet maintain the strength of life and death competition. Some agree with this, some dont. I have my own philosophy, but the bottom line is that light sith have no place in the rule of two because they will never be able to overcome their masters. It is so obvious I'm not sure why you're even trying to argue against it.
Yes, that represents the fundamental problem of the dark side and forms the center of all jedi's arguments against the darkside. Using the darkside to its maximum potential drains your strength.
2. Yep, it's game mechanics. But it's also LORE that Baras and Thanaton were still defeated
by the Warrior and Inquisitor, regardless of alignment.
Apparently, whatever power differential that exists between LS and DS Sith is so small as to be a non-issue.
3. If we're classifying LS DS options in that manor, then it's not even a matter as to which Side of the Force the chooser is leaning to anymore. It's a matter of smart vs. stupid.
4. Notice that Banes Order was destroyed because the Emperor was too evil for his own good.
If he hadn't felt the need to cackle manically and urge Luke to the Dark Side, Vader would've died and Luke would have fell. Because of that one choice to be too bloody evil,
the death of the Republic and the destruction of the Jedi became a hollow, temporary victory.
A LS choice there would have led the Empire into a new golden age.
5. Again, notice that Bane was a DARK SIDED SITH. He didn't even try
any alternative, and cut down the family because it was quicker and easier.
And again, LS Sith in this game
seem to have no problem usurping their masters, when push comes to shove.