Chances are you already know that Revan, the protagonist of the fan-favourite game Knights of the Old Republic is Canon again thanks to a reference in the Visual Dictionary for The Rise of Skywalker. And we know for sure that in the new Canon he was Darth Revan, Lord of the Sith.
So the Sith Troopers are divided into legions named after ancient Sith. Some of the names are new, but others like Andeddu and Tenebrous are returning from Legends and a few other references to ancient Sith and Jedi alike are made throughout the book. But Revan is a standout fan-favourite and it is exciting to hear the name in Canon again.
Now before I jump in with my speculation I’ll be clear that I believe this is just a chance to give a cool nod to fans and it is likely that we won’t hear anything more or Revan, at least for some time especially with the shift in focus to The High Republic (a good move in my opinion).
But with Revan being the name of a Legion of Sith loyalists comes a potential change to his story. The main revelation in the game is that your character was Darth Revan, leader of the Sith whose memory was erased by the Jedi. He embraced the light once more and vanquished his former ally Darth Malak, bringing an end to the Sith Wars…then fending off the True Sith Emperor for 300 years…then returning and going a bit weird (I haven’t played TOR much!)
The point is that the return to the light is the pivotal moment in Revan’s storyline but for him to be the name of an entire Legion of Sith soldiers, does that mean his story has changed? What is now Revan is truly a Sith who, at one time, conquered the galaxy with the aid of Rakatan technology (the Rakata, we know, are also Canon). This is very interesting to me and a story featuring Revan the conqueror would be exciting to watch or read!!
Of course another possibility is that the Sith never knew about his return to the light. He might have always been masked and therefore when an unmasked Revan turned on the Sith no one knew who he was and assumed he was just a powerful Jedi and therefore Revan’s legacy, to the Sith eyes, remained untarnished.
Perhaps that’s more likely but I’ve said before that if they do reintroduce the character I don’t want it to be in a KoTOR adaptation (see my opinion on that in the video linked below) but in something new. Perhaps in the way they brought Thrawn back, but in the Imperial era instead of harassing the New Republic, they could find a creative way to introduce the character into a new story.
What do you think? Will we see Revan anytime soon? Will he stay a Sith Lord or still return to the light?