Originally Posted by EagerWeasel
If the character is a former Sith Lord, why does he have to "grow" in power? Shouldn't he already be powerful?
That's a good point, I hadn't thought about that. Being away from any conflict can weaken a Force user as Kreia said. Look at ANH Obi-Wan, he was weak perhaps because of his age but I doubt it (it didn't stop Yoda, or Count Dooku).
The only alternative is either someone street wise or a young Padawan, personally I don't want to be some guy from the street, a Jedi Padawan reminds me too much of Jedi Academy.
And yes Topsite the character does seem like Revan and the Exile mixed together but I couldn't see any other way to go. Like I said I don't like the Padawan or the guy from the street ideas, so the only thing left was a Sith and personally I find the idea interesting.