sidious. hes the only sith powerful enough to actually return the sith to power. he followed the rule of two by killing his master, and by chosing an apprentice that will eventually become more powerful than him (too bad he got hacked up by obi wan). hes the most secrative and shadowy. he forsees almost evrything. he has no concience at all. im sure hed unleash a torrent of force lightning on his own mother is she mentioned the word jedi. if hed actaully refrained from killing her the second he learned how to walk well enough to find a knife or blaster.
he is massively powerful, unlike tyranus he doesnt have any ideals or desire to end curruption. unlike vader he has no ties to the light side at all. he is pure sith. nothing but darkness. no redeming qualitys at all. and hes the only sith lord i know of that has totally ruled the entire galaxy for any length of time. in the end it too the chosen one to join him and then betray him to put an end to his rule. and i think he was the most powerful sentient in the galaxy for the majority of his life
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Sidious, he had personal power in mind, along with the Sith in general ( becoming the ruler of the galaxy and choosing an apprentice who would become more poweful then himself). He was also so elaborate and tedious with his planning, that he could, and did, become ruler of the galaxy right in front of the Jedi's eyes.
A few Sith Lords only became it simply to practice and amass the power of the Dark Side, such as Kun or Revan or Dooku, and were not very loyal to the cause. Sidious is the epitomy of evil. While he is not the most powerful Sith, he is the most effective one we've seen. He is extremely ambitious and very cunning, and he is a mastermind of an unparalleled degree, with only Marka Ragnos and Traya being his potential rivals. He also was so skilled at the Sith ideals of manipulation that he conquered and controlled the entire galaxy due to his skills in this area. He is, in my opinion, the most evil Force User or Sith we've seen.
Darth Sidious, the only Sith to actually destroy the Jedi Order. The others just brought it to its knees but never actually managed to wipe it out. Plus hes a political genious, his rise to power oblivious to everyone around him as well as manipulating the galaxy around him so that the stage was perfectly right for the time he would seize power and wipe out the Jedi was brilliantly executed.
Sidious = Devious Bastard who rapes little boys.
Vader = Imbicle
Bane = Pshyco who kills children (trust me he did)
Exar Kun = Overpowered Genius and somewhat insane.
Darth Revan = Badass and coolist Sith Lord around.
Marka Ragnos = Uber God
Naga Sadow = Lesser God
Freedon Nadd = Konan in disguise.
Darth Tyrannus = Elgegant nobleman with a lightsaber.
Overall my ideal Sith would have to be Revan. Revan was cold calculating and ruthless and never let his emotions cloud his choices. Plus he was a brilliant stragtegist and very powerful.
I personally don't see how Revan is the ideal Sith practitioner. He may have been very powerful, but he only joined the Dark Side to unite the Republic and destroy the Ancient Sith. Not only that, but he eventually defected. He's a brilliant tactition, but is that really enough to warrant him the title of ideal Sith practitioner? He's not really evil... Nor does he do it for selfish reasons... I dunno. I just don't see him as a Sith. Nor do I see Traya. She simply used the Dark Side to try and obliterate the Force.
Those don't make a Sith, any non-Sith can have those too.
I pick Sidious.
I mean, power-wise he may not even stand up against Kun or maybe even Malak. But he actually used his knowledge and power to do what all Sith, right from their origin, have desired to do: Destroy the Republic and the Jedi, and conquer the galaxy.
If that's not the ultimate Sith Ideal I don't know what is.
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Still, no Sith displayed these characterisitics. Sidious is great and all with the deception and power, but I don't think Sith should move in silence. Revan announced himself and still managed to nearly beat the Republic, had it not been for Bastila.