Misschien interessant om te lezen als je een roleplay char wil gaan maken die afwijkt van de standaard (light side Sith bijv.). Het is wellicht wat complex als je niet bekend bent met de Star Wars universe:
Sith & Empire, Republic & JediIn many ways, you have to seperate the term 'Sith' with the term 'Imperial' because in actuality, they mean very different things. In fact, the two ideologies are almost polar opposites.
The Sith believe in giving into your passions and doing what you want to do. If your strong enough to do it, you deserve to do it. If your not, your die and make way for someone else. That doesn't necessarily mean Evil, though. Some people genuinely enjoy helping others, and if you, as a Sith, say that helping people is the right thing to do, and your strong enough to back that up, then your actually still following the Sith code. Its a bit paradoxical though, since Sith believe in personal strength, and helping others undermines this idea.
When Revan went to war to save the Republic he wanted to help people, and he put what he wanted above the council's wishes. He acted like a Sith, despite doing what was morally right. This is why the Jedi are so reserved and stuck up. They are afraid of the idea of giving into what you want to do, even if those things are good. Of course, you could argue by making things like Love forbidden fruit, they are only encouraging rebellion, but that's a debate for another time.
The Empire, on the other hand, is different from Sith. The idea of the Empire is common people coming together to support each other and build something greater then themselves. Its a noble idea, but that means people who step out of line or can't keep up end up being grinded into the machine. You can think of that as evil, or you can think of it as pragmatic. Ultimately, the idea of serving others to create a stable society isn't inherently evil, in fact many would see it as good, the problem is the extremes the Empire goes to to achieve that goal.
Ironically, the Republic is much like the Sith. Individual senators bickering because they each have their own motivations. Most don't care about the Republic as a whole, only themselves or at best the people they represent.
So, a Good Imperial is very much what you described there. A Patriot, who believes in the idea of the empire and is willing to sacrifice himself for that idea. A Good Sith would be more like someone who says "Screw society, I'm doing what right. Try to stop me."
This brings us to an interesting Paradox. How can an Empire dedicated to people setting aside its personal wishes and conforming to an ideal be run by people who believe they are allowed to do whatever the hell they like, provided they have the strength to do it?
This paradox is an interesting thing to explore, but its important to remember terms like 'Sith' and 'Imperial' are just terms. Not everyone born into the Empire is the same.
Hier lees je meer: http://www.reddit.com/r/s...for_a_light_side_sith_if/
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