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As the general rule in Star Wars, all Sith will carry the title of "Darth", but Snoke and Ben never have such a title. Are they not Sith?

It is technically possible for someone simply turning to the dark side and not declaring himself/herself as a Sith, but the entire Star Wars plot line is based on the eternal conflict between Jedi and Sith.

It is not really logical for them to not be Sith.

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    Maybe they can come up with a new term like Jedi and Sith. ;) – A J Dec 15 '17 at 12:56
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    @yeah, Disney can call them Donald and Mickey. :-D – Yu Zhang Dec 15 '17 at 12:57
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    You can note that there were no more Sith in the galaxy after Ep. VI. But it's canon now. – A J Dec 15 '17 at 13:00
  • I wouldn't say that the entire plot line is based on Jedi vs. Sith, but more broadly on Good vs. Evil. – Lars Mekes Dec 15 '17 at 15:18
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No, JJ Abrams & Andy Serkis confirmed that neither are Sith.

"Kylo Ren is not a Sith. He works under Supreme Leader Snoke, who is a powerful figure on the Dark Side of the Force." - JJ Abrams https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/jj-abrams-spills-details-kylo-ren/

Speaking with EMPIRE, The Last Jedi star said: “He’s definitely not a Sith, but he’s certainly at the darker end of the Force. Without giving too much away, that begins to unfold a little in this one." - Andy Serkis https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/886261/Star-Wars-8-The-Last-Jedi-Snoke-sith-Andy-Serkis

Now there are not a lot of instances of dark-side force-sensative users whom are not Sith, although Asajj Ventress might fit the bill being a Jedi padawan turned assasin who just comes to work for the Sith, but there are light-sided ones such as Maz Kanata (New Trilogy), and an ancient Jedi splinter group: Ordu Aspectu (Doctor Aphra), but there is also The Bendu, a representation of the center of the Force (Rebels).

It makes sense that there can be the same thing for the Dark Side,--granted I'm not sure if The Last Jedi makes either Snoke's or Kylo Ren's "end game(s)" and overall philosophy perfectly clear, as much as it makes one question what everything is.

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    It is good to hear from a true Sith. :-) – Yu Zhang Dec 15 '17 at 19:28

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