Revan was created in the 2003 RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game as the main playable character. His story was expanded upon in the 2005 sequel Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords and the 2011 novelization Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan. He also appeared as the primary antagonist in the 2014 Shadow of Revan expansion of BioWare’s Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO. The character has become a fan favorite in the Star Wars expanded universe, sporting cameos and mentions in various other works such as the 2006 novelization Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction and the 2006 to 2010 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic comic series.
Early Years and Training
“Revan had many Masters, Zhar, Dorak, Master Kae before Kae left for the Wars. Toward the end of his training, he sought out many to learn techniques. It is said that he returned to his first Master at the end of his training, in order to learn how he might best leave the Order.”
―Jedi Scholar Mical
Revan was believed to have been born 3,994 years before the Battle of Yavin somewhere in the Outer Rim Territories. He was taken to be a Jedi at an early age and was apprenticed to Kreia, who would eventually go on to become Darth Traya. She soon discovered his immense command of the Force and he quickly learned everything she had to offer. However, her teaching methods and content raised concern by fellow Jedi Masters. Revan went on to study under many others alongside his friend Alek, and mastered everything the other masters had to offer as well. He quickly became the Jedi Order’s most promising pupil, much to the caution of the Jedi Council who sensed something deeper. In the end, he returned back to his first master, wishing for knowledge on how to best leave the Jedi Order.