Star Wars has given us some of the most iconic villains in pop culture, but few have the same level of intrigue as the Sith Lords. Here are our top 5 Sith Lords in the Star Wars universe:

Not in the mood to read? Watch the video here.

Check out some great merchandise here.

Darth Vader

The most iconic Sith Lord, Darth Vader is the primary antagonist of the original trilogy. Formerly known as Anakin Skywalker, he is a tragic figure whose descent into darkness is one of the most compelling stories in the Star Wars saga.

Darth Sidious

Also known as Emperor Palpatine, Darth Sidious is the mastermind behind the rise of the Empire and the ultimate villain of the Star Wars saga. He is a master of manipulation and possesses incredible Force powers that make him one of the most formidable villains in the galaxy.

Darth Maul

Introduced in Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Darth Maul is a powerful Sith apprentice with a unique appearance and fighting style. He is known for his double-bladed lightsaber and acrobatic fighting skills, which make him a formidable opponent.

Darth Tyranus

Also known as Darth Tyranus, Count Dooku is a former Jedi Master turned Sith Lord who plays a major role in the Clone Wars. He is a skilled swordsman and is known for his elegant fighting style and use of Force lightning.

Darth Plagueis

Darth Plagueis was a Sith Lord with the ability to prevent death and create life. He is the mentor of Sheev Palpatine/Darth Sidious and is known for his incredible power and influence. However, he is ultimately betrayed by his own apprentice and murdered in his sleep.


These Sith Lords have left an indelible mark on the Star Wars universe, and their stories continue to captivate fans to this day. Whether it’s the tragic story of Darth Vader or the scheming manipulations of Darth Sidious, the Sith Lords are some of the most compelling characters in Star Wars.