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What kind of Sith is Darth Bane?

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What kind of Sith is Darth Bane?

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Ductor
02.10.2012 , 10:54 PM | #1
So I've been reading the Darth Bane trilogy written by Drew Karpyshyn, and it mentions marauders, assassins, sorcerers, etc, but it doesn't mention what Darth Bane was.

I'm guessing he's more of a Sorcerer or Marauder? What do you guys think?

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tausra
02.10.2012 , 10:59 PM | #2
The title Sorcerer, Marauder, Juggernaut or assassin are all game play mechanics. But with a little work we can make most characters "fit" in to them. Bane is a warrior. He lacks advanced skill with Sith powers, outside of a few plot contrived ones, and his focus is almost solely on the combat aspect. Skill with a lightsaber, domination of his enemies and a refusal to play Sith politics (Instead he just kills everyone) are the hallmarks of the warrior class.
"Sith, children of Sith, warriors everywhere, I declare a new Empire, open to all who long for conquest, freedom from inhibition and the right to follow their passions." -Emperor Malgus

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Maaruin
02.10.2012 , 11:18 PM | #3
He also uses heavy armor (the Orbalisks) and seems to be more tankish in general, so I would say he would be AC Juggernaut.

(Zannah is a Sorcerer, even if she uses a doublebladed lightsaber, iirc Bane himself says she is.)
"I was one of many. We were servants of the dark side… Sith Lords, we called ourselves. So proud. In the end we were not so proud. We hid… hid from those we had betrayed. We fell… and I knew it would be so."
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Ductor
02.10.2012 , 11:46 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Maaruin View Post

(Zannah is a Sorcerer, even if she uses a doublebladed lightsaber, iirc Bane himself says she is.)
Yeah, I just got past that part.

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RyomaNagare
02.11.2012 , 04:47 AM | #5
Bane is everything. It was directly stated in the novels that those that would become juggernauts, marauders or assassins are sent to other academies than the one on Korriban.

He's a Sith Lord. He's practically good at everything except the higher delicacies of Sith sorcery. Yet he still managed to learn advanced Sith Rituals such as Essence Transfer.

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GeckoOBac
02.11.2012 , 05:01 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by RyomaNagare View Post
Bane is everything. It was directly stated in the novels that those that would become juggernauts, marauders or assassins are sent to other academies than the one on Korriban.

He's a Sith Lord. He's practically good at everything except the higher delicacies of Sith sorcery. Yet he still managed to learn advanced Sith Rituals such as Essence Transfer.
Yeah, I'd say that stronger the force user, more the definitions get blurred... You basically become good with everything, though of course knowledge of certain rituals isn't necessary tied to prowess with the force but with study, mostly.

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Deviss
02.11.2012 , 05:07 AM | #7
I I had to chose then I would say that he is more of warrior for sure... probably juggernaut.
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ActionJim
02.11.2012 , 06:48 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by GeckoOBac View Post
Yeah, I'd say that stronger the force user, more the definitions get blurred... You basically become good with everything, though of course knowledge of certain rituals isn't necessary tied to prowess with the force but with study, mostly.
Exactly this, for a inverse example, look at Yoda. He was extremely skilled with the lightsaber, yet powerful enough in force use to block/absorb the Emperor's Sith Lightning with his hand.
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ErebusRex
02.11.2012 , 08:56 AM | #9
The Order of Two requires sith to be jack-of-all trades. I'd say Bane was the combination of most of the sith classes in this game, as all succeeding Sith were.

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tausra
02.11.2012 , 08:58 AM | #10
The lines blur when the power comes up to 11, but never completely. Yoda is a sage with 900 years worth of talents in other areas too. Bane is a warrior with some devastating Force skills. Luke is a Guardian with EU godhood.
"Sith, children of Sith, warriors everywhere, I declare a new Empire, open to all who long for conquest, freedom from inhibition and the right to follow their passions." -Emperor Malgus