Revan (/ˈrɛvən/) is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. They were created for BioWare’s 2003 role-playing video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, in which they are the playable protagonist. Players may choose Revan’s gender, physical appearance, and what path they follow throughout the game; in Legends continuity, the character is male and follows the light side of the Force, while their gender is unconfirmed in Star Wars canon. Within the game’s narrative, Revan is a former Jedi hero who lived during the Old Republic Era (roughly 4,000 years before the original Star Wars film trilogy). After turning to the dark side and becoming a Sith Lord, they took on the name Darth Revan and formed a Sith Empire to conquer the galaxy, contending with the Republic’s armies. During a battle, Revan was betrayed by their friend and Sith Apprentice Darth Malak, left with amnesia, and captured by the Jedi. Taking advantage of their condition, the Jedi gave Revan a false identity and persuaded them to rejoin their ranks so that they could help bring down their own former Empire, now led by Malak. Revan’s true identity isn’t revealed to the player until later in the game, prior to which their custom character lacks any predefined identity and “Darth Revan” is believed to be dead.