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The Non-Canon Expert explains what Darth Sidious saw as his Master Darth Plagueis's greatest strength, considering his lightsaber abilities, knowledge of the Force, midi-chlorian manipulation, and efforts to bring the Sith Grand Plan to completion.
This is a Legends story for Darth Sidious and Darth Plagueis with information taken from a number of Legends sources, including the novels "Darth Plagueis" by James Luceno, "Darth Bane: Rule of Two" by Drew Karpyshyn, and the Book of Sith.