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Please only include characters that have played a substantial role in at least one storyline. Thanks. Movie characters that are far more prominent in the Expanded Universe should be placed here, as well.

Index of EU works or series that have their own character pages

Knights of the Old Republic

See Knights of the Old Republic for game characters.

Exar Kun

Ulic Qel-Droma

Nomi Sunrider

Zayne Carrick

Zayne is nicknamed "the worst padawan in Jedi history" due to his terrible luck and lack of anything resembling combat ability. Framed for the murder of his fellow students (which was really comitted by his Knight Templar master), Zayne winds up on the run, trying to clear his name and expose the mysterious Jedi Covenant, while crossing paths with various significant figures of his era.

 The Force wants me alive — it doesn't want me happy, but it wants me alive.

Marn "Gryph" Hierogryph

Gryph is a Snivvian conman who was Zayne's special nemesis, until the Padawan Massacre made him an outlaw as well. Labelled an accomplice, Gryph aided and protected Zayne at first to save his own skin, but he grew to care for the boy as a true friend. He is quite clever, and is known for coming up with wild schemes that either go well, or spectacularly awry.


Jarael is an Arkanian offshoot who helped Zayne and Gryph escape Taris. Though at first she didn't trust either of them, she gradually came to like and respect both fugitives from justice. She herself has a shadowed past with a gang of slavers called The Crucible. Jarael's main flaw is her hotheadeness, which tends to get her into situations that she can't fight her way out of, leading to an OOU reputation as a Faux Action Girl.

Rohlan Dyre

"Camper" / Gorman Vandrayk


T1-LB "Elbee"

Lucien Draay

Lucien is the son of the great Jedi masters Barrison and Krynda Draay, and is determined to live up to their legacy and prevent the return of the Sith — at any cost. Guided by apocalyptic visions of the future, Lucien has killed or otherwise wronged hundreds in his quest to vanquish the darkness exactly as his Treacherous Advisor Haazen intended. Above all else, though, he desires something he can never have — the approval of his dead father and reclusive mother.


Raana Tey

One of the masters of Taris. She suffers nightmares due to a lack of friends to help her and her own guilt. She believes that killing Zayne is the only way to stop her nightmares, so she tries to kill him. She hires mercenaries to kill his family and then manipulates his ex-girlfriend to try and do the deed. Her plans go to hell during her battle with Zayne, and when she finally realizes her mistake, Tey's killed in an explosion.




Haazen is Lucien's mentor and aide-de-camp, the ultimate mastermind behind the Jedi Covenant. A dark mirror of Zayne Carrick, he was kicked out of the Jedi Order because of his ineptitude and has been consumed with bitterness and the desire for revenge. As a result, he dabbled in Sith sorcery and manipulated Lucien into bringing about the events necessary for the destruction of the Jedi order and Haazen's ascent to the highest reaches of power.

  • Butt Monkey: An interesting contrast to Zayne. He officially failed as a Jedi padawan, yet immediately thereafter served alongside Barrison in Exar Kun's Jedi Civil War, taking all of the same risks (and with far less ability to protect him) yet reaping none of the glory. It is easy to feel sorry for him, right up to the moment he betrays Barrison.

Krynda Draay


Chantique is the Magister Impressor of the Crucible, a slaving guild that uses training methods to turn people into amoral killing machines. She has a nihilistic view of the world due to being sold into slavery by her own father, as well as getting stabbed in the back both figuratively and literaly by Jarael. Now she is determined to make Jarael suffer in anyway possible, mainly through torturing Zayne Carrick.


Demagol, aka Antos Wyrick, is a mandalorian mad scientist who is obsessed with finding the secrets of the force so that he can replicate it or neutralize it. He also trained Jarael, and several other Force-sensitive children as part of a super soldier project, but lost everything when the Crucible abducted his charges and burned his lab to the ground. He is a psychopath with no moral qualms, yet is a good manipulator, passing himself off as Zayne's friend Rohlan for many months.

Mandalore the Ultimate

Mandalore is the ruler of the ferocious Mandalorian clans, and he dreams of nothing less than complete domination of the galaxy. A proud, savage warrior who follows only his own code of honor, he is one of the most deadly hand-to-hand combatants in the galaxy, surpassing even many Jedi. Sectarian conflicts between the Jedi and the Sith matter little to him: so far as he is concerned, all sorcerers with lightsabers are fair game.

Cassus Fett

Field Marshal of the Mandalorian Neo-Crusaders, Cassus' brilliant tactical mind has proven one of Mandalore's biggest assets, earning him his high rank and position as Mandalore's aide-de-camp. Cassus is a bit of a cipher even to his fellow warriors (even the notoriously inscrutable Demagol noted in his journal he had no idea how Fett's mind worked), but everyone knows this man is a force to be reckoned with.

  • Badass: KOTOR author John Jackson Miller has admitted to writing him precisely to be this type of character. And it WORKS.
  • Badass Cape
  • The Dragon
  • Even Evil Has Standards: As ruthless as he was even he found Demagol repulsive.
  • The Faceless: Like his boss, all we've ever seen of him is his bucket's visor.
  • Four-Star Badass: Seriously, the man can be badass even when standing behind a hologram directing traffic.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Mandalore's aide-de-camp and general right-hand-man, seems to be the brains of the Mandalorian Empire- it's heavily implied that his eye for tactics and logistics is what has enabled most of their victories so far.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: He's a Mandalorian, of course he's one.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: When Zayne warns him of the Rakghoul outbreak on Jebble, he nukes the site from orbit rather than evacuating surviving uninfected warriors. Zayne is not happy.

Lord Arkoh Adasca

Lord Adasca is the ruler of Arkania and head of Adascorp, and his pleasant exterior masks the soul of a snake. He desires two things: to "purify" the Arkanian race of "corrupt" offshoots like Jarael, and to raise his homeworld's glory beyond anything his ancestors could have dreamed of. A power unto himself, Adasca offers his services to the Republic and Mandalorians alike, so long as he comes out ahead in the bargain.

Shel Jelavan

Shel is Zayne's ex-girlfriend. Their relationship hits a massive snag when Zayne is accused of murder (her brother was one of the victims.) She is manipulated by Raana into trying to kill Zayne but after two failed attempts (the first due to a combination of Del Moomo's stupidity and Gryph's quick thinking, and the second due to Zayne having an emotional breakdown about her brother's death causing her to loose the will to do it), she learns that Zayne is actually innocent and saves his life. Later on they patch things up and are co-running an organization to help fugitives.

  • Axe Crazy: To Zayne Carrick (she get's better).
  • Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Zayne.
  • Break the Cutie: When she first appears she's apparently quite happy. Flash forward 22 issues later and she's practically homicidal.
  • Cool Big Sis: Is a senatorial aide, and knows how to set up an organization. Is also rather… attractive.
  • Faux Action Girl: She fails to kill Zayne twice when she has near perfect opportunities.
    • To be fair, this is about what you'd expect, as there's no indication she has any serious training for combat, much less assassination against the guy she still nurses feelings for.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She fails to realize that Raana is insane, a liar, and a murderer despite rather obvious evidence (advocating murder, inconsistent behavior, her reaction to Zayne's accusations). Even though she starts to have doubts she isn't fully convinced until after she hears Raana confess to the crime in a moment of insanity.
  • Took a Level In Badass: When she saves Zayne by stabbing Raana through the back.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Raana Tey.
  • Villainous BSOD: When she learns that Zayne actually is innocent she just breaks down crying while hugging him.

Celeste Morne

Jedi Apprentice


Qui-Gon Jinn's second Padawan, Xanatos was a bright student who was frequently praised for his technical ability. On a mission to his homeworld of Telos, Xanatos betrayed Qui-Gon to his father, Telosian Governor Crion; when Qui-Gon cut down Crion in front of him, Xanatos swore revenge. He went on to fund Offworld, a mining corporation with a hand in numerous illegal concerns galaxy wide, and made several attempts to get his revenge on Qui-Gon, including trying to blow up the Jedi Temple and steal the treasury. Cornerned on Telos, Xanatos ultimately committed suicide rather than be captured.

Jenna Zan Arbor

A renegade Mad Scientist with a passion for discovery, Jenna Zan Arbor arranged for Qui-Gon Jinn's kidnapping at the hands of the Bounty Hunter, Ona Nobis so that she might gain a better understanding of the Force. Qui-Gon's apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi rescued him and captured Arbor, though not before the scientist had both tortured Qui-Gon, and attempted to wipe out the entire world of Belasco with a genetically engineered bacterium. Escaping custody, Arbor had several run-ins with Obi-Wan and his apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, before allying herself with Granta Omega in a bid to brainwash the Senate. Omega was killed, but Arbor escaped and went on to manufacture numerous weapons for first the Confederacy of Independent Systems, and then the new Galactic Empire. She was eventually mindwiped by Lina Naltree, and finally killed by Darth Vader for her failure.

Granta Omega

Xanatos' illegitimate son, Granta Omega is a Force Blank: a being with no connection whatsover to the living Force. Having inherited his father's wealth, and his hatred for the Jedi, Omega embarks on a campaign against the Jedi Order and the Old Republic. He makes several attempts to kill Obi-Wan and Anakin, arranges massacres and flare-ups across the galaxy, and takes down several other Jedi along the way, before meeting his end at Obi-Wan's hands.

Classic Era

Mara Jade Skywalker

Mara Jade was once the Emperor's deadliest assassin, but was cut adrift in the galaxy when her Master died. Fixating on Luke Skywalker as the reason her life was ruined, she became obsessed with killing him - only to save (and be saved by) him on several occasions, ultimately marrying him. They had one son, Ben Skywalker.

Her death in Sacrifice has caused a LOT of fans to cry Fanon Discontinuity on everything post-New Jedi Order, or even before that.

Grand Admiral Thrawn

Mitth'raw'nuruodo (aka Thrawn) was perhaps the greatest military mind the Galactic Empire ever knew. Promoted to the rank of Grand Admiral (the only nonhuman to hold that title), he was sent to the edge of the galaxy to bring new territories under Imperial rule, only to return to find the Emperor dead and the Empire shattered. Taking command of the Imperial Starfleet, Thrawn devoted himself to rebuilding the galactic order, and though he was still evil, he was notable for leading through respect, rather than fear. He was assassinated by his own bodyguard in mid-battle, but it is possible that a clone of him survives…

 But…it was so artistically done.

Gilad Pellaeon

Gilad Pellaeon was a loyal and highly competent officer of the Imperial Starfleet, (formerly the captain of the ship on which Anakin Skywalker served during the Clone Wars) who served as Thrawn's dependable right-hand-man. Following the Grand Admiral's defeat, he served for a time under Admiral Daala until finally taking command of the Empire himself. Realizing he had been defeated, he sued for peace and became a staunch ally of the New Republic (and later the Galactic Alliance). He resigned his commission in protest of Jacen Solo's power-grabbing, and was later assassinated by Tahiri Veila.

  • Anti-Villain
  • Badass Mustache: See this picture.
  • The Brigadier: After the Empire and the New Republic stop fighting each other.
  • The Cassandra: He's pretty sure from the start that teaming up with C'baoth is a bad idea. Thrawn thinks everything's under control.
  • Chick Magnet / The Charmer: Surprisignly (or not) enough...
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Not the actual death as such, which isn't too bad, but the subsequent reaction: the only person who seems to care at all about his murder is Daala and her trying to put (the admittedly somewhat redeemed) Tahiri on trial is being portrayed as a villainous act to stamp on the Jedi.
  • Hidden Depths / Took a Level In Badass: While he was presented as fairly capable character from the beginning he really started to show his competence and strength of character in later books.
  • The Ishmael: Never in the entire Thrawn Trilogy do we have Thrawn's viewpoint, just Pellaeon's.
  • The Watson

Joruus C'baoth

Jorus C'baoth was one of the greatest Jedi Masters of the Old Republic, and a raging egomaniac. Joruus C'baoth, his clone, possessed both traits, and was spectacularly insane to boot. Recruited by Thrawn to perform battle meditation for his forces, it quickly became apparent that C'baoth would be satisfied with no less than complete galactic domination. He also desired to turn Luke, Leia, and Leia's children into his soulless puppets, and foresaw that Mara Jade would kneel before him. She did… in order to strike him dead.

Wedge Antilles

Wedge Antilles is a starfighter pilot, and one of the few characters on this page to actually appear in any of the films. The fact that he is the only man to survive both the Ep.4 and Ep.6 Trench Runs is generally why other characters describe him as the greatest starfighter pilots in the galaxy, though he cares more about keeping his people alive. Traditionally leader of the elite Rogue Squadron, he later was promoted to general and led the New Republic/Galactic Alliance fleet against the Yuuzhan Vong. Wedge is currently retired, but his daughter Syal continues the family tradition.

Borsk Fey'lya

Borks Fey'lya is a Bothan, a species known for its cunning and vicious politics. He has made it quite clear on numerous occassions that he feels that he would be the best choice for running the Republic, and often resorts to less-than-legal means to achieve this. Ultimately he was legally voted Chief of State, only to have the Yuuzhan Vong War dropped in his lap. During the fall of Coruscant, he sacrificed himself to destroy an entire Vong battle group.


Cronal, alias Blackhole, alias Lord Shadowspawn, was a dark side sorcerer who rose high in the Emperor's favor, earning the elite title Emperor's Hand. Following the Emperor's defeat, he concocted an elaborate Batman Gambit that would have allowed him to seize control of Luke Skywalker's body, and through him, the galaxy. A true nihilist, Cronal was largely uninterested in ruling a peaceful galaxy, preferring to devote his efforts to speeding the end of all things. During a telepathic battle with Luke, his body was disintegrated, though other sources indicate that some part of Cronal yet survives…

  • The Chessmaster
  • Continuity Snarl: RPG supplements initially established Cronal as surviving to at least the time of the New Jedi Order (somehow, despite his advanced age). Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor takes place a year after Return of the Jedi and kills off Cronal at the end, albeit with a note of ambiguity. Word of God hasn't announced if this is a Retcon or not (and probably never will).
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Luke severs Cronal's connection to his Shadow Crown, and then…liquid metal seeps out of his pores, essentially turning him and his entire ship to stone, after which he is literally ripped apart, atom-to-atom, by hyperspace. And is conscious for all of this. Holy shit.
  • Evil Sorcerer
  • I Have Many Names: Cronal, Blackhole, Lord Shadowspawn…
  • Nietzsche Wannabe
  • The Man Behind the Curtain: He's really a frail old man hiding behind body doubles and holograms, but half-subverted by the fact that he's still a scarily powerful Darksider.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Decides to go this route at the end of Mindor…then he gets killed.
  • Punny Name: See if you can spot the double meaning in 'Lord Shadowspawn'.
  • Squishy Wizard: See above

Admiral Natasi Daala

Daala was once the lover of the infamous Grand Moff Tarkin, and through him acquired command of an elite Star Destroyer armada dedicated to protecting Maw Installation, storehouse and producer of superweapons. Resurfacing two years after the Thrawn crisis, she led her warships on a crusade of vengeance against the New Republic, notable for inflcing massive casualties on her own side. After hovering around the edges for a few years and causing minor havoc, Daala vanished. She resurfaced several years after the Yuuzhan Vong invasion in command of a rag-tag fleet of ships equipped with prototype superweapons. She then somehow become Galactic Alliance Chief of State, but became so bad at her job that nobody so much as batted an eye when the Jedi overthrew her..

Warlord Zsinj

Admiral Zsinj was once one of the Empire's most dangerous soldiers, and when the Emperor died he became one of the galaxy's greatest warlords. Introduced in The Courtship of Princess Leia, Zsinj was conceived as a buffoonish Harmless Villain who only presented a threat because he possessed a Super Star Destroyer and had access to an experimental superweapon called a Nightcloak. He then died uncerimoniously at the end of the book. He and his forces were reimagined via Cerebus Retcon in the X Wing Series as a master of misdirection and enough firepower to fight the New Republic and the Empire at the same time.

Callista Mansana/Ming

A Jedi ghost Luke meets in a computer on an old ship, Callista and Luke fall in love immediately. But when she finds a body, she loses her connection to the Force. She sees how powerful Luke is, and can't be around him because it hurts too much.


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