Jon Salwen wrote:Oh, and another thing, what the hell were the Sith seeking revenge for?!
I hate this in movies when they don't even bother to give a reason. 3 movies and there is absolutely no reason given for why the Sith are seeking revenge. Maul has that one line, at last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. Finally we will have our revenge...
I get that they are evil bitches and so they do evil things, but really? 3 movies and there wasn't time to give us a little backstory as to why Palpatine is so bent on destroying the Republic and the Jedi. Not even a, "they hunted us to the brink of extinction" or some shit? Glad we got all that characterization on Jar Jar instead.
Lucas is a self-described "writer who doesn't like to write", so his fool ass never went into that in the movies. And that's unfortunate, because it forces anyone who's interested into looking outside the source material for the answer.
That's a bad story.
The answer exists in Expanded Universe material and is fairly easy to find. But like I say, if the writer fails to answer it within his own story, then he hasn't done his job.
Basically, the answer exists in the whole Rule of Two concept. "Always there are two," Yoda and Mace say in Phantom Menace. Remember that at the end?
Well the reason for that is because at one point, the Sith were far more numerous. The Jedi hunted and hounded the shit out of the Sith. Wherever the Sith went, the Jedi tracked them down and assfucked them.
The Sith hated this. Hated the fact the Jedi had basically run their order into the ground. To survive, they went into hiding, and a cat named Darth Bane institituted the Rule of Two. In order to hide from the Jedi, there would only ever be a master and an apprentice. No more would they have vast armies roaming the spacelanes. No more would they have their Sith Academy on the planet of Korriban.
So, the revenge is for that act.
And yeah, it sucks that you have to look outside the story for that explanation. But Lucas is a lazy writer.