To learn about Darth Bandon, we have to rewind back into the history of Star Wars. The times of the Old Republic when Old Jedi Order was in control thousands of years before the Palpatine’s Empire.
Indeed, Sith Lords never got control over Galaxy after the Jedi-Sith War, but that does not mean Sith never tried to take control. History tells us that Sith lords kept trying and challenging the old Jedi Order one after another following the Sith’s “rule of the two.”
One such character who worked for the Sith’s cause was Darth Bandon. We do not learn more about him in the Star Wars Tv series or their movie counterparts but can be found in Novels “the Old Republic.” However, he got fame among Star Wars fans through the Video games that cover all the Old Republic knights.
Darth Bandon Lightsaber and his amazing Force abilities made him a favorite among the fans. So, who he really was, and what was so cool about Darth Bandon lightsaber? Let’s learn quickly.
Darth Bandon as Jedi Padawan
Bandon was a human Jedi Padawan when the Jedi Civil War happened. Bandon was strong with the Force. However, his negative emotions, like anger, hatred, or rage, were always stronger. In his heart, he never accepted the Jedi code.
In one battle, the Jedi Order successfully ambushed the two Sith lords of that time, Darth Revan and his apprentice Darth Malak. Instead of saving his master, Darth Malak finds the opportunity and escapes leaving his master to die. After Darth Revan was captured, Darth Malak became the new Lord of the Sith.
Bandon, who was Jedi Padawan, defected to the Sith lord. He became the apprentice of the new Sith Lord Darth Malak and was called Darth Bandon. He got the rest of his training from Malak and learned many dark ways of Force.
Darth Bandon’s Force Abilities
Force Barrier: One force ability Darth Bandon was an expert at is Force Barrier. Using the Force, he could make a barrier on himself or anyone else. The barrier could withstand many attacks before breaking down.
Force Drain: The ability to drain others’ energy and add it to their own was an amazing ability used by Darth Bandon.
Force Lightning: Yes! You are thinking correctly. The same Force power Palpatine used. Darth Bandon also used Force lightning through his fingers. This ability was extremely useful due to its speed. Most people did not have the time to react, and they were caught in the electrocution.
Telekinesis: This one is a very common ability among the Force-users, be it a Jedi or a Sith. Darth Bandon was also quite proficient in using the Force to move, push, or stop any physical objects.
Telepathy: Just like the above ability, this one was pretty common among the Jedis. Darth Bandon was skilled in using Force to manipulate people’s thoughts.
Darth Bandon Lightsaber
Darth Bandon wielded a double-bladed lightsaber also called Saberstaff. A double-bladed lightsaber has a hilt in the center with blades emerging from both sides. One double-bladed lightsaber we can remember is Darth Maul’s lightsaber. Maul Darth Bandon also used a red Kyber crystal to craft his red lightsaber.
The Hilt of Darth Bandon’s lightsaber was unique. You can say the Crystal was the Hilt. We do not see any proper Hilt covering on the Crystal. The Crystal was exposed fixed in between the center of the Hilt. The only person to have used this type of double-bladed lightsaber is Exar Kun.
Well, Darth Bandon’s lightsaber was very cool, and he was proficient as a Force user, but what about these skills with his lightsabers.
Bandon was highly skilled in both the Double-bladed and Single bladed lightsaber Combats. He was able to mix up the Lightsaber and Force abilities to complement each other during the Combats.
Darth Bandon as Sith Lord
After becoming the Sith Lord, he boarded with his Master Darth Malak and killed many Jedis during his lifetime. In his attempt to free Darth Revan, he even killed the Ensign of the Navy, known as Trask Ulgo.
Ironically, Darth Revan, a former Sith Lord, turned to the Dark side. He faced off Darth Bandon in a duel. Darth Bandon failed against Revan and was killed by the very person he wanted to break free.
I personally believe Darth Bandon’s lightsaber was one of the coolest lightsabers in Star Wars History. What do you think?
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