Vindican was a male Pureblood Sith Lord and Darth Malgus's Sith master during the time of the Old Republic. He and the Sith have been believed to be long extinct. Until the Sith revealed themselves when they attacked the Jedi on a space station nearby Korriban. Vindican and Malgus landed inside the station, and fought against Satele Shan and her Jedi Master, Kao Cen Darach. Satele fled with her allies, while Kao stayed in order to hold off the Sith. Vindican used all his rage and fury, but was defeated. With him defeated, his Sith Apprentice, Malgus, took his own master's lightsaber, fought against Kao Cen, and killed the Jedi master. Despite the escape of their enemies, the Sith have reclaimed Korriban after a thousand years. Still weakened and wounded, Vindican was struck down by his own Sith apprentice, and Malgus became the new master of the Sith.
- His attire resembles that of Darth Revan, which may suggest that Revan first got or made his Sith Robes while in Sith Space being corrupted by Emperor Vitiate (the same Sith Emperor Vindican served).
- All of the characters in the Return Cinematic trailer are meant to be analogues to the character classes in the game. In the case of Darth Vindican, he serves as an analogue to the Sith Inquisitor class.
- As a red-skinned Sith with a double-bladed lightsaber, he could be likened to Darth Maul, though here in the role of master instead of apprentice. However, Vindican is not a Zabrak but rather a Sith Pureblood.
- Given that the attack on Korriban was one of the early conflicts of the Great Galactic War, Darth Vindican is thus one of the first Sith to die during the whole war.