Darth Sidious, was born in 82 BBY on the planet Naboo as Palpatine, to the aristocrat house of said name. In 65 B.B.Y, he meets Hego Damask, whom he reveals to be the Sith Lord, Darth Plagueis. After Palpatine killed his parents, he began his sith training under the identity of Darth Sidious. For a great deal of time, Sidious and Plagueis began to orchestrate the plan to destroy the Jedi and The Republic. In the mean time, Palpatine was living a double life, as both Senator of the Galactic Republic and as well as a Sith Lord under Palgueis' tutelage. At some point, Sidious adopted the young zabrak named Maul and trained him as a Sith Assassin to complete certain tasks for him. In 32 B.B.Y, Lord Sidious, along with the Trade Federation orchestrated the Crisis On Naboo, which ended with Palpatine becoming the new Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic. As the events were taking place, Sidious killed Darth Plagueis and took the mantle of Dark Lord of the Sith for himself. After Maul's demise on Naboo, Sidious took on former Jedi Dooku and proclaimed as his new Sith Apprentice, under the name of Darth Tyranus and so the two of them orchestrated the galactic conflict, known as the Clone Wars. Sidious controlled the two sides of the war on his whim during that time until 19 B.B.Y when he takes the Jedi Anakin Skywalker, as his 3rd sith apprentice Darth Vader. By then, Sidious triggers Order 66 after defeating Mace Windu and his other 3 Jedi partners (Agen Kolar, Kit Fisto and Saeese Tiin) and with that The Jedi Order is decimated and the Republic is changed into the First Galactic Empire becoming the ultimate ruler of his New Order. He will not appear publicly until 4 A.B.Y, in the Battle Of Endor, where his schemes will be failed due to both Luke Skywalker's actions, followed by Vader's redemption and in the end, Darth Sidious met his end in the Death Star II after falling to his death in the battle station's reactor. Darth Sidious left a very marked legacy in the galactic history ad he will be remembered by being the mastermind of the events in the saga so far as well as one of the most powerful Sith in history.
"Once more, the Sith will rule the galaxy… And we shall have peace."
Born in the Sith world of Dromund Kaas as Veradun, in 3701 B.B.Y and after killing one of his father's servants, h was immediately taken to the Sith Academy on the Imperial Capital of said planet. By then, he became a relentless Sith Warrior and commanded many battles against the Galactic Republic in the Great Galactic War. During the time of the war he will self-appoint to the Sith name of Darth Malgus. In the earlier days of the war, Malgus fought alonside his Sith Master named Vindican. During the Battle Of Korriban, Malgus and Vindican had a lightsaber battle against Jedi Master Kao Cen Darach and her padawan Satele Shan. The fight ends with Shan escaping the grasp of the Sith and Malgus killing Cen Darach and later his injured master. After that, he will lead an assault on Alderaan, which will end with Malgus himself being defeated by Staele Shan herfself. Fortunately Malgus survived the confrontation, but he was forced to wear a respirator, due to the injuries he suffered in said battle. Later, in 3653 B.B.Y, Malgus was assigned to attack the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, where he kills Jedi Master Ven Zallow and by then the Sith Fleet destroyed the Jedi Temple. Later, in the Cold War, which took place after the peace negotiations between The Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic. Malgus began to take territories for the Empire. Unfortunately, Malgus meets his end during the end of the Cold War, when we was tracked down to his base and there he was finally vanquished. Malgus will be rememberd as the "Butcher" in the Sith Legacy and one of the greatest powerhouses in his time.
"He hurts even those he himself loves. These men and their wars. His name is Veradun, Jedi. And he would kill me if he knew I told you. But names are important."
―Eleena Daru, to Aryn Leneer
I first want to thank you all for your commentaries on my "Darth Zannah vs. Darth Vader" Vs. one even though it took me time to do it properly and by then I can keep on doing more Vs. Series in the future. Now that is out of the way let's begin.
Round 1: Physical Attributes.
I will take these characters in their respective primes in regard to their abilities. Darth Sidious' prime will take place from Episode III until the Battle of Endor, despite that he didn't exhibited the fullage of his powers in that time, but I still believe they were much improvised than when he was young. As for Malgus, his prime will be from the Great Galactic War until some point of the Cold War, prior to his final defeat.
While Darth Sidious is basically an old person, who suffered severe degratations, due to his deep immersion in the Dark Side, he still demonstrated in his time to outmanuever opponents who had been phsyically superior to him and keeping up in battle. For that, Sidious used frequently Force Augmentation to increase his stamina, endurance and as well as his strength. He was capable to fight against many opponents and even against groups of renegade stormtroopers and also an entire legion of Bothan Spies by himself. Sidious was also trained in Teräs Käsi, which is a basic unarmed combat against Force Sensitives, under Darth Plagueis' tutelage. The bottom line, is that Sidious defines "Appearances can be decieving".
"The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural."
Darth Malgus, on the other hand, was a human tank and an incredible pain treshold. There are many examples of Malgus' superior physical power. One would be using his bare hands to kill Lord Adraas or when he was capable to defeat two Jedi while he was breathing hard or surviving an avalanche of rocks. Quoting a Youtube user known as Silentbat, Malgus was like a "rhino" in this area. However, Malgus' weakness would be his cibernetic, especially his respirator, cause once it is damaged, he will have a problem that Sidious can exploit.
"I think you'll be a great warrior, Veradun. A tremendous asset to the Empire."
―Veradun's adoptive father
So without beating the bush around, I will simply give Darth Malgus the edge in terms of physical abilities, despite his cibernetic. Sure Sidious can outmanuever but outlast Malgus regarding this area.
Winner: Darth Malgus.
"You were deceived. And now, your Republic shall fall."
―Darth Malgus to Ven Zallow
Round 2: Force Abilities:
Darth Sidious was considered one of the most powerful force users in his time and considered the most powerful Sith in galactic history, including himself stating it. Darth Tyranus and Darth Vader, who were his apprentices in their time, were able to both recognize and describe the way is power was depicted. Tyranus described Sidious as a "Black Hole in the Force". While Vader considered him the greatest expression of the Dark Side, something that the Jedi Luke Skywalker will agree as well. Sidious was an excellent of many force powers such as Force Choke, Force Speed, Force Scream, Force Push, Telekenisis, Force Pull, Force Storm and as well as Force Concealment, which allowed him to hide his true colors from the Jedi and the Senate. As crucifying this description sounds, Palpatine, in his chancellor persona was kind of like Hannibal Lecter, playing with the people around him being a sophisticated and respected person, but in the end being complete monsters, who are willing to break people apart, both physically and mentally. He also had a unique maestry of Force Lightning, which was powerful on many levels. He used it as both lethal attack and also torture his enemies to death. If there were other Sith Lords, who could match him in this level would likely be Darth Bane and the same Darth Malgus. In adittion, he could even use the Force Lightning to light up the surface of an entire planet. Sidious was also a well adept in the Force Foresight, which gave him a good advantage over his enemies. To add more Sidious had a great knowledge of Sith Alchemy and also many dark side rituals. On the whole, Sidious was a master of the Force in his own right, which was also the reason why he was able to turn the Dark Side into his personal posession.
"I've played along with your Jedi dueling games long enough! Now you will experience my full potency… I live as energy… I am the dark side!"
Darth Malgus was a great powerhouse in his own era. He was capable of producing the same force abilities. He was capable of using Force Push, Force Choke, Force Speed and Telekenisis. However, his Force Lightning was kind of inconsistent. Evidence of that, was the fact that his lightning wasn't powerful enough to kill a Republic Trooper, sure the armor may have been one thing or his lack of enough practice with such power. But later on, during the Sacking of Coruscant, Malgus' lightning became powerful enough to kill 3 jedi with it. His immersion in the Dark Side, was enough impressive to even achieve his physical accomplisments, which are featured in the previous round. He was a great master of Force Sense, which allowed him to even detect a force sensitive trying to hide his signature from it's sight. An example would be when Malgus managed to sense the fainting presence of a Jedi, who was hiding in the ruins and trying to hide his presence. Once the Sith Malgus detected the Jedi Vorin, he unleashed a barrage of powerful strikes until he managed to kill him by crushing his windpipe. Other abilities in thr Force that Darth Malgus was capabel were: Force Scream, to boost his hatred, Force Stealth, to hide his presence in the Force from his enemies and also Force Wave, when he attempted to disperse a large crowd gathered outside a Medical Facility in Coruscant to check on Daru. The blast shoved everything away from him in all directions, and bodies slammed in to each other, walls, and windows. The nearby Transport lurched, and all the doors of the Medical Facility broke loose and fell to the ground. In adittion, Malgus could even a powerful force of energy, to the point that he could create Force Malestorm, which is a deadly combo of Force Lightning, Telekenisis and Bubble Protection. Other abilities to tell is the fact that Darth Malgus was a great user of the Saber Throw and also to use the Force to apply in both lightsaber and physical sequences. Bottom line, Darth Malgus was a powerhouse on it's own right.
"Your instructors tell me that they've seen few with your potential in the Force."
―Veradun's adoptive father
This is a very hard call on this one. Because these two beings became powerhouses to the point that they were nearly unstoppable. It would be very likely for them to use their abilities to destroy the other with all costs. They do have magnitude and variety in the power set, but in my opinion, I would likely give Darth Sidious the edge as a Force User, for a closer margin then Malgus on this category, mostly for controlling the Dark Side rather then being dominated the other way around.
Winner: Darth Sidious
"Power! Unlimited power!"
―Darth Sidious as he lashes out Force Lightning at Mace Windu.
Round 3: Lightsaber Abilities.
Darth Sidious was arguably considered one of the best duelists of his time, only to be matched by individuals of the likes of Mace Windu, Yoda and possibly Count Dooku. Vader would have been closer but not enough for him. Sidious mastered almost all of 7 seven lightsaber forms and he had a good knowledge of it. After careful observations Sidious' preferred form were very likely Niman (Form VI of Lightsaber combat), Juyo (Form VII of lightsaber combat), Ataru (Form IV of lightsaber combat), Makashi (Form II of lightsaber combat) and Shii-Cho (Form I of lightsaber combat). He was also a master of Jar Kai (Dual Lightsaber Fighting Style). In all of the duels Sidious had in his lifetime only the 2 Jedi I said earlier (Mace and Yoda) were enough to rival him and one of them come out alive of that situation, while the other one could have potentially killed him, if it wasn't for a certainly unexpected twist that favored the Dark Lord himself, that is. However, Sidious shown a disliking towards lightsaber dueling and says that the lightsaber was only to make a mockery against the Jedi, you can bash that, while myself I find it kind of trollish and amusing. Smackdown intended. But aside from that, Sidious was still unpreditctable in his fighting set.
"The Sith grew past the use of lightsabers. But we continue to use them, if only to humiliate the Jedi."
Darth Malgus was also a powerhouse duelist in his era. he faced and defeated many Jedi over the course of his lifetime. Among his kills they were from Jedi Battlemaster Cao Cen Darach until the jedi Council Master Ven Zallow. If it is well observed, it is likely that Malgus could perform Shien and as well Djem So (Form V of lightsaber combat), Ataru (Form IV of lightsaber combat) and possibly Niman (Form VI of lightsaber combat). He rarely used Jar Kai (The dual lightsaber combat style), but he did it with enough efficency against Cen Darach to defeat him. On the offensive, Malgus was like a juggernaut and also fast enough to make difficult to his opponents to keep up with him. He had a good defense as well as a good balance, followed by his tactical inegnuity in the battlefield and the incorporation of physical strikes in the process. But on the whole, he was very straight foward.
"I fight because that is what I was made to do and the Empire is the instrument through which I realize my purpose. The Empire is war made manifest. That is why it is perfect."
Once again it's very tricky to determine in this area who would come on top. On one side, we have someone who can master all forms and is also capable on mixing and matching. The other is a straight foward one with great strength in his offensive, but balances well his defense in short terms. Given this take and as disagreeing it sounds, I personally declare both Darth Sidious and Darth Malgus equals, in regard to their lightsaber skills.
Winner: Tie-in between Sidious and Malgus.
Alright, now we are in the moment of truth, which is the outcome and how theorically this fight can be displayed. Well here is what I personally believe it's going to happen in this battle. It will be from long and exhausting. The fight will begin with Malgus using his own lightsaber and Sidious with his two lightsabers. They will match each other blow for blow, though Malgus will attempt to unbalance Sidious with strong kicks, one of them is enough to break the latter's nose. Despite this, Sidious remains undeterred. He will then resort to his Force powers to take down Malgus. However, Malgus will attempt to use Saber Throw to unbalance Sidious and find the right opening and use it to his own victory. Unfortunately, Sidious Force Pushes Malgus while he dodges the Saber Throw in the process. Malgus will attempt to use Force Lightning against Sidious, but it's definetly matched to even surpassed by Sidious' in time. Once it happens, Sidious will keep hitting with lightning and by then, Malgus' resistance will begin to fade out. And thus, I personally declare Darth Sidious, The Manipulative Mastermind, the winner of this battle.
Ultimtate Winner: Darth Sidious
Now remember people, everything is personal opinion. I hope you enjoyed this one and look foward for more VS. Series in the future. Feel free to comment, discuss and remember: KEEP IT CIVIL.
Thank you very much and tune yourselves for the next VS. Series...
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