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I shall not be denied! A mere Jedi child will NOT undo my return! You will kneel before me, Jedi!
~ Marka Ragnos to Jaden Korr
The chains of a grave cannot hold a Dark Lord of the Sith, not when all the forces of the dark side demand that I speak!
~ Marka Ragnos

Marka Ragnos is a major antagonist of the Star Wars franchise, appearing as the posthumous overarching antagonist of the Star Wars Old Republic era, and the overarching antagonist of the 2003 video game Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy.

He was a male half-breed Dark Lord of the Sith who lived during the time of the first Sith Empire, long before 5,100 BBY, and, around that same year, dueled Sith Lord Simus for the title of Dark Lord of the Sith and control of the Sith Empire.


Ragnos held power for over a century, using his cunning to turn his enemies against each other. His death left a great vacuum of power.
~ Darth Traya on Marka Ragnos' ancient history.

Ragnos defeated Simus, who was beheaded in the battle with the other aspiring Dark Lord. He then became the Dark Lord of the Sith, and the ruler of the Sith Empire. He lived for at the very least 100 years, ruling the Sith Empire with an iron fist. His Sith Empire had conquered all of the star systems near Korriban under Marka's orders.

In the year 5100 BBY, Ragnos was approached by a 13-year-old Sith Pureblood named Tenebrae. Impressed by the boy's skill in the Force, he took him in as a full member of the Sith Empire and named him Lord Vitiate. Vitiate would later go on to become the Dark Lord himself, reforming the Sith Empire and manipulating galactic affairs for over a thousand years.

After a century of rulership, Ragnos passed away, and the Golden Age of the Sith was near devastated without him. He was buried in the Valley of the Dark Lords along with his predecessors and forefathers

During the Dark Lord's funeral, two Sith Lords named Naga Sadow and Ludo Kressh became arch rivals of each other and battled each other to occupy Ragnos' throne. Their struggle nearly resulted in a civil war that would have torn the Sith apart before they ever even threatened the Jedi and the Republic, which is why Ragnos' spirit appeared before the two and ended their battle and ordered them to band together if the Sith Empire was to remain in balance before returning to his grave. Sadow eventually killed Simus and Kressh and became Ragnos' successor and the new Dark Lord.

Centuries after Naga Sadow's defeat at the hands of the Republic, Lord Ragnos christened and marked Exar Kun and Ulic Qel-Droma as the new Sith Lords through a vision of him in 2 powerful Sith amulets and then dissappeared. The spirit of Marka Ragnos still lived haunting his tomb long past his days.

More than five millenia after Marka Ragnos' death, a Sith cult arose lead by the Dark Jedi Tavion Axmis. Feeling the desperate need of the return of a powerful Dark Lord to rule the Galaxy after the vacuum of power that Darth Sidious' death left behind, the cult called themselves the "Disciples of Ragnos" and sought to revive the ancient Sith by draining power from Force nexuses across the Galaxy and would then be delivered to his tomb where his ghost slumbered to awaken and revive him. Their plans nearly succeeded when the ancient Dark Lord took possession of Aximis' body, but ultimately failed when the Jedi Knight Jaden Korr defeated Ragnos in single combat, forcing his spirit back into slumber.



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Sith Empire
Ajunta Pall | Tulak Hord | Marka Ragnos | Naga Sadow | Sith Emperor Vitiate | Sith Empress Acina | Sith Emperor Vowrawn

Dark Council
Darth Acharon | Darth Arctis | Darth Arho | Darth Arkous | Darth Aruk | Darth Asamin | Darth Baras | Darth Charnus | Darth Decimus | Darth Drear | Darth Ekkage | Darth Hadra | Darth Howl | Darth Igrol | Darth Jadus | Darth Karrid | Darth Lokess | Darth Marr | Darth Mekhis | Darth Mortis | Darth Nox | Darth Nyriss | Darth Ravage | Darth Rictus | Darth Thanaton | Darth Vengean | Darth Zhorrid

The Emperor's Wrath

Sith Lords
Aloysius Kallig | Darth Andru | Darth Angral | Darth Atroph | Darth Cendence | Darth Chratis | Darth Enraj | Darth Fastus | Darth Gravus | Darth Hexid | Darth Ikoral | Darth Jaga | Darth Kallous | Darth Lachris | Darth Malgus | Darth Minax | Darth Nurin | Darth Ouzal | Darth Sajar | Darth Serevin | Darth Silthaar | Darth Skotia | Darth Sorranos | Darth Tormen | Darth Venemal | Darth Vich | Darth Viktus | Darth Vilus | Darth Xedrix | Darth Zash | Lord Draahg | Lord Grathan | Lord Nefarid | Lord Praven | Lord Razer | Lord Sadic | Lord Tarnis | Lord Vivicar | Vindican | Xalek

Sith Apprentices and Acolytes
Vemrin | Ashara Zavros | Jaesa Willsaam

Rycus Kilran | Arkos Rakton | Bex Kotos | Cipher Nine | Harron Tavus | Imperial Guard | Lieutenant Pierce | Malavai Quinn | Moff Broysc | Ryler Dorant | Vanto Bazren | Zora

Revan and Malak's Sith Empire
Dark Lord of the Sith
Darth Revan | Darth Malak

Shadow Hand
Darth Bandon | Bastila Shan

Saul Karath

Sith Troopers

Calo Nord | Darth Voren | Darth Glovoc

Sith Triumvirate
Darth Nihilus | Darth Sion | Darth Traya

Eternal Empire
Valkorion | Arcann | Vaylin

Knights of Zakuul

Other Sith and Dark Jedi
Atris | Bengel Morr | Dorjander Kace | Dread Masters | Haazen | Order of Revan | Simus

Andronikos Revel | Black Sun | Black Vulkars (Brejik) | Broonmark | Cassus Fett | Chantique | Chuundar | Colonel Tobin | Czerka Corporation | Demagol | Eagle | Exchange (Davik Kang | Ukabi) | General Vaklu | Great Hunt Champion | Heta Kol | Hunter | Kaliyo Djannis | Kephess | Khem Val | Mandalore the Ultimate | Migrant Merchants' Guild | Nem'ro the Hutt | Rakghouls | Sel-Makor | Shae Vizla | The Shroud | Skavak | Soa | Star Cabal | Tarro Blood | Terror from Beyond | Visquis | Xor