I see. I'm not sure if I worded it wrong, but the quote and explaination meant that Plagueis was the most powerful Sith Lord ever before the rise of Sidious. I'm not trying to claim that Plagueis is the most powerful sith ever, just that he should be 4-B seeing he's as good or better than vitiate
It's late where I live so I couldn't read through the whole thing. Still, I could see how someone might think one statment not enough to qualify in a world with so many feats (Where it might in, say, Lord of the Rings).
For some reason I can't comment, so I will put it here:
"I'm still reading this; it seems god so far; never knew Hera was so strong. The only complaint I have is with the format: It's all over the place. You should make it consistent. For instance: Quotes=Bold and italic; headings=bold, and source is the same is quotes."
Kindly refer this thread. Also, Force Lightning in Legends has repeatedly been shown to transform a victim's physical appearance (as noted by Plagueis) and Palpatine has used it on a couple of occasions to outright reduce someone to ash.
It is a basic skill taught to all younglings at the temples. Anyone on Windu's level should be highly proficient with it. Depa Billaba (Windu's former Padawan) has showcased the ability (in Canon) as has Windu's own master (in Legends).
You know how Morgoth is stated on his page to possess the powers of the Balrogs due to them deriving their powers from him. This piqued my curiosity as wouldn't Sauron have, Fear manip, Status Inducement or poison manip for the same reasoning? I look forward to you opinion on this when conveniant.