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The Sith Inquisitor story might be more connected to the overall story than you think

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The Sith Inquisitor story might be more connected to the overall story than you think

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Xenedus
10.28.2012 , 01:01 PM | #1
I was watching the Galactic Timeline videos and some things stood out to me. [spoilers below you have been warned]

During the Exar Kun war the ghosts of the ancient Sith Lords support Exar Kun as the Dark Lord of the Sith and played an active role in helping him whereas they have been curiously absent when it comes to the Emperor of the Sith Empire and seem to even actively work against the Empire.

It is also pointed out that the Emperor sabotaged the Sith Lord's ghosts before attacking the Republic meaning he anticipated that the Sith Lords' ghosts would try to stop him. The emperor's agents seem to have sealed many of the SIth Lord's tombs.

Why would the Sith Lords' ghosts not support the Emperor? If I had to guess I would attribute it to the Force Ghosts' uncanny omniscience meaning they probably know what he's ultimately planning (aka swallowing all life in the Galaxy) and even the Sith Lords don't want to see that happen.

What does this have to do with the Sith Inquisitor's story? I believe that the Sith Inquisitor's story is setting the stage for the Sith Inquisitor to be selected as the next "Exar Kun" figure. We already know that the Sith Inquisitor's unique abilities attract force ghosts to him and that they can feed his power immensely. We also know that the Sith Lords of old do not apparently support the Emperor and in many cases seem to openly oppose him. We also know that the Sith Inquisitor's new job is to uncover the secrets of the Dark Side which would definitely include searching the tombs of these old Sith Lords so it's only a matter of time before the Sith Inquisitor meets the same Dark Lords that confronted Exar Kun or even Exar Kun himself.

We also know that the Darkside Inquisitor is driven by a lust for personal power whereas the Lightside Inquisitor is driven by a determination to make the Empire a better place. Both of these motives would drive the Sith Inquisitor to stand against the Emperor when the ghosts of the Ancient Sith Lords confronted him and offered to aid him overthrow the Emperor and take up the mantle of Dark Lord of the Sith.

The Sith Inquisitor's story may just be the most central story of the Empire but we can't see yet how it connects to the story of the Empire.


Also another theory:
Many people have complained that Ashara could not be turned to the Dark Side completely and stubbornly remains a Jedi yet even the Sith Warrior could seduce a padawan to the Dark Side so what gives? I think there was a very good reason why Ashara remains lightside no matter what. I think Ashara might become very important to the story later on. We know that the Empire's symbol becomes the Symbol that the Republic uses in the Anakin/Palpatine era so there's a good chance that some sort of Empire/Republic union happens resulting in a new republic that uses the Empire's symbol as a symbol of unity. If you talk to Ashara her dialogue goes on and on about trying to unify the Sith and the Jedi and bring the Empire and the Republic closer together and I think she will serve a pivotal role in this future unification of the Empire/Republic especially if the Sith Inquisitor ends up overthrowing the Emperor.



What do you think?

EDIT: Here's a link to the timeline videos for those curious: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeboxMqdXdE

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Darkelefantos
10.29.2012 , 04:54 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Xenedus View Post
Both of these motives would drive the Sith Inquisitor to stand against the Emperor when the ghosts of the Ancient Sith Lords confronted him and offered to aid him overthrow the Emperor and take up the mantle of Dark Lord of the Sith.
This is, however, by no means telling. It is the Emperor's ultimate goal to

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This makes him the main antagonist for all classes, at least at some point it will.
I also believe that making the Inquisitor next Emperor would be a bad move. It limits everything to some degree, as there is nothing higher that's reasonably achievable. For example: If the SI becomes Emperor, what to do with the Warrior? You can't have 2 Emperors. Not to mention, at some point, this story will have to be concluded in some way. If you have 200,000 Emperors running around in your game, how will you finish the story without pi**ing off half of them?

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Xenedus
10.29.2012 , 10:44 AM | #3
Well they don't have a problem with 20 thousand "Wraths of the Emperor" running around so I doubt they would have a huge problem with elevating the Inquisitor higher although it would probably not be until late in the story.

As for whether the Wrath would ascend to the throne I doubt it personally. Bioware has already said that they based the Sith Warrior on Darth Vader and the Inquisitor on Emperor Palpatine thematically so if they are going to make anyone emperor it's going to be the Inquisitor.

The emperor is most likely going to be the antagonist for everyone but as it stands right now the Inquisitor is in a prime position to be chosen by the ghosts of the ancient Sith Lords as their next champion especially since he spent the entire 3rd act of the game making himself into the perfect vessel for holding absurd amounts of a ghost's power.

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Chaloss
10.29.2012 , 11:46 AM | #4
Emperor Wrath is curious position -- on one hand he is lowest of his branch, but on other hand he is probably most feared of them. Also Wrath is not heir of the emperor.

Inquisitor can't become emperor since it would give him absolute power, something that he does NOT have as member of Dark Council.

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Bleeters
10.29.2012 , 12:51 PM | #5
I'd find it pretty hilarious having irrelevant quest givers instructing the Emperor to go kill 15 sand people or the like in exchange for minor financial rewards.

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Emperor-Norton
10.29.2012 , 01:10 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Bleeters View Post
I'd find it pretty hilarious having irrelevant quest givers instructing the Emperor to go kill 15 sand people or the like in exchange for minor financial rewards.
I actually lol'd at that.