Before the rise of the Galactic Empire, Revan, praised as the Prodigal Knight was born a human male around the year 3,994 BBY in the Outer Rim Territories. He was a vocal and charismatic Jedi Knight who left the Order following his disagreement with the Jedi Council’s decision to not intervene in the Mandalorian Wars. This dissident knight turned rogue before he ultimately returned to the crumbling Jedi Order to help defeat the Sith Empire that he had created. He is famous for his military exploits and also as a powerful Force user.
1. Jedi Knight to Jedi Order Rebel
Ever a keen learner, Revan sought to learn and gather as much knowledge as he could about the Force. Mical, diplomat for the Galactic Empire and a knowledgeable historian, recorded that “Revan had many Masters –Zhar, Dorak, Master Kaeia before Kaeia left for the Wars. Toward the end of his training, he sought out many to learn techniques.”While serving as a knight, his leadership and personality endeared him to many and he was able to convince his friend and fellow Jedi, Alek that the Order’s inactivity in the on-going war is wrong. The Jedi Order thought it was best to abstain from the conflict, between the Mandalorian clans and the Galactic Republic, which came to be later referred to as the Mandalorian Wars.
2. Revanchists –Rebel Knights faction and The End of the Mandalorian War
Following this conflict in opinions, Revan was able to convince and rally many members of the Jedi order to his cause and these defectors are called the Revanchists. Here after, Revan went from strength to strength owing to his tactical genius and military prowess. His participation on the side of the Republic led to several key victories for the latter and the Prodigal Knight was promoted to the position of Supreme Commander. Being at the height of his power, he single-handedly defeated Mandalore the Ultimate. This was the victory which led to the activation of the Mass Shadow Generator at Malachor V. The result was that the said Mass Shadow Generator decimated many Mandalorian and Republic ships effectively ending the 16 year conflict.