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How much does a light sith accept the jedi?

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How much does a light sith accept the jedi?

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Deshiel
01.06.2012 , 10:53 AM | #1
Just like any other sith,or with more understanding and less prejudice?

They both follow the light path, but I can imagine that if a light sith warrior had to cross paths with a jedi, they would fight sooner or later.

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Raiellyn
01.06.2012 , 11:05 AM | #2
I'd imagine the Light-Sith would "accept" the Jedi, but still see them as an opponent. Although, an opponent they respect rather than hate.

Sort of like how a soldier would view his enemy. You may not hate him personally, but they are still on the other side of a war. Even if you do agree with their ideas, you still fight for what you know.

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_Scattered_
01.06.2012 , 11:08 AM | #3
Or maybe the whole thing doesn't make any sense.

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Sasao
01.06.2012 , 11:12 AM | #4
Light Sith and evil Jedi don't make sense to me. Light Sith = liable to wind up dead by friendly 'accident' back at Korriban itself. Dark Jedi.. would never have been trained, they scorned 2 people for being in love and refused to train 1 guy simply because he got someone else to lift a boulder for him.

Now beyond that I can't fathom how either actually survived there training phases.

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Lividcalm
01.06.2012 , 11:26 AM | #5
I personally don't think that Sith/Jedi should be given an option.

Dark for Sith and Light for Jedi.

The other non-force classes should be given Dark/Light options.

Just my opinion.
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Deshiel
01.06.2012 , 11:28 AM | #6
Dunno about evil jedi.

But you'll find out in the game that light siths are hunted down by the standart sith.
if your character is light, your actions will trigger some rude comments and fights.

How did a light sith survive his training? He doesn't think twice before killing, but he'll show mercy if you surrender.

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Unununun
01.06.2012 , 11:34 AM | #7
A light side sith and a Jedi are completely diffrent.
A sith wants to bend the force to his will while the jedi wants to become one with the force, the trooper metaphor is good but I'd rather name them followers of diffrent ideologies.

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Bahn
01.06.2012 , 11:48 AM | #8
contrary to popular belief the sith are not "evil"

The sith code is not Kill everyone and be a homicidal maniac.

The sith code is based around strength. it can even be very honorable.

Peace is a lie, there is only passion. (strife and conflict are crucibles through which a sith is forged. It is not peace is a lie there is only murder...)
Through passion, I gain strength. (this is very similar to many other games/books. Off the top of my head Drizzt and entreri. Drizzt was passionate in his fighting, entreri was passionless. Both were amazing)
Through Strength, I gain power (again, does not say through murder and being a homicidal maniac. This states that passion gives them the strength to take power.)
Through power, I gain victory(the strong prosper, the weak fail.)
Through Victory, my chains are broken (these are not literal chains. These are the chains of the psyche)

At no points within the sith code does it state that you have to murder everyone you come across, ****, pillage, and be a jerk.

Someone who follows this code can be quite honorable, noble, and even compassionate. As a matter of fact, I would expect Sith to be MORE compassionate than jedi.. Jedi do not feel compassion, or they shouldn't, as they should not FEEL at all. They should act upon what is logical. I.e. If it will serve the peace better to annihilate a colony of twi'leks, than they should do it without a thought. They do not Love, or Care, or Hate... They have no passion, and therefore, no soul.

This is why a light side Sith does not accept a dark side jedi. At their core, they are still Jedi. The tenants of their order are in diametric opposition to ours. However, due to our code, and our passions, you will be more apt to find acceptance among the sith for your dark side Jedi. Through strong conflict, and great strength you will gain respect. Respect garnishes friendship. Which is passionate!

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ClayPeopleCry
01.06.2012 , 11:53 AM | #9
At some point in the game you meet a hologram of an ancient light side Sith now long dead. He was still for the empire but thought the teachings of the Sith were wrong. You can choose to bring his teachings back to the Sith in hopes of changing them to take on a more light side path or destroy the hologram because you see it as blasphemy.

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Deejon_Loy
01.06.2012 , 12:05 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Lividcalm View Post
I personally don't think that Sith/Jedi should be given an option.

Dark for Sith and Light for Jedi.

The other non-force classes should be given Dark/Light options.

Just my opinion.
I agree for at least the Prologue of the story, so that you can "go through training then see how the real world works, and respond to it as you see fit." In training, Jedi and Sith Masters would be able to immediately sense your intentions when you lie (Jedi) or confess (Sith), but once you get out into the Galaxy, how many common folk are supposed to sense your emotions? On both sides, they all just naturally assume you will follow your Order's reputation, so they won't question you one way or the other. I also think that if you do develop down the opposite path, that you should be given 1-3 opportunities somewhere around Lvl 45-50 to switch sides.

Also, I can see how you could have a Light Sith in this time period, but Dark Jedi doesn't exactly make sense. In-Universe, Dark Jedi are just fallen Jedi that embrace the Dark Side when there is no current organized Sith faction in the galaxy at the time of their fall (e.g. Exar Kun, Kyp Durron, Jacen Solo, and Revan-Malak before they found the Emperor), but since there is an organized Sith faction, as soon as the Jedi who doesn't want to follow the strict Code graduates from Tython, he would make contact with the Sith, officially join them, but act as a spy in the Jedi ranks, reporting back to the Sith.

SPOILERS: A Light Sith on the other hand would be an individual that was born from the Sith Empire, forced to train at Korriban, but doesn't desire needless bloodshed, and may show mercy when severe punishment isn't absolutely necessary. JK encounters such a Sith (Pureblood) and has the option of convincing him to join the Jedi Order.