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The Main Three
The hero of the story, but hero may be a loose term to describe him. Cade was a Jedi Padawan who was separated from his fellow jedi and family when the Sith attacked the Jedi Temple on Ossus. After being rescued by a pirate crew, he became a pirate himself.Despite his obvious inheritance, Cade doesn't want to know anything about either Jedi or Sith; he just want to be left alone. But as he's about to discover, sometimes things aren't the way one wishes, and that we must take what is given.
- Anti-Hero: Unscrupulous Hero through the main series. By Legacy — War, he's more of a Pragmatic Hero
- Dating Catwoman: He and Darth Talon have a... history together.
- Gun And Sword: His most used weapon is a lightsaber, but unlike the Jedi (or the Sith) he isn't above using blasters, sometimes at the same time.
- Healing Hands: Force Resuscitation. To wit; it can heal normally fatal wounds, and also kill much more efficiently than any known weapon. Two big drawbacks; it's fueled by the dark side (the Jedi on Ossus were trying to figure out how to fix this), and the recipient must accept it, or at least not actively reject it, or it won't work. It was made compatible with the light side later, though.
- The Hero: He's forced to take this role by virtue of his bloodline only. If he had his own way, he'd still be smuggling and racking up bounties in the Outer Rim with no worries.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: After he comes into conflict with the Empire, Imperial media portrays him as a terrorist.
- Screw Destiny: To the point that his father and Luke appear to him to get him back on track.
- Superpowerful Genetics: Comes with the name Skywalker.
Jariah SynCade's best friend and fellow pirate, Jariah would do anything for Cade. He's an expert in any kind of weapons, especially the rare ones, such as Yuuzan Vong bioweapons, and explosives.
- Mage Killer: Hates Jedi after seeing one kill his father. Specializes in Yuuzhan Vong weaponry, over which the Force has no control. This caused some friction between him and Cade when he reveals he's a Jedi, but they got over it.
- Troubled Sympathetic Bigot: Towards Jedi because one killed his father.
Deliah BlueThe third member of Cade's crew, Deliah is a Zeltron woman with a knack for mechanics. Has an obvious crush on Cade, given the amount of flirtration she does around him.
- Bare Your Midriff: 90% of her costumes leaves a good chunk of her middriff exposed.
- Follow the Leader: Zeltron characters in other Star Wars titles became popular for a while after her introduction.
- Expy: Of Dani, the original Zeltron character from Marvel Star Wars.
- Ms. Fanservice: Part of the Zeltrons' Hat, though she subverts the Zeltron hat by pursuing a committed, long-term relationship with Cade.
- Woman Scorned: After Cade fooled around with Talon. They patched things up fairly quick, though.
R2-D2The trusty droid that has served the Skywalker line for generations, and is given to Cade partway through the series. Apparently he was owned by K'Kruhk in the meantime. He doesn't receive the usual attention he usually does though, but does get a few gags and plot-important moments.
The One Sith
Darth KraytThe main villain of the series, Darth Krayt is a powerful Sith Lord who abolished Bane's Rule of Two to instal the Rule of One. Unlike the other Sith Lords, rather than just gaining power for his own sake, Krayt seeks to bring order to the Galaxy, even if that means to commit genocide. Ruthless and unforgiving, Krayt rules the Galaxy with an iron fist. He used to be a Jedi named A'Sharad Hett, who upon seeing the Republic and the Jedi order fall under Palpatine, plus the Yuuzan Vong invasion, decided to turn to the Dark Side and create a powerful New Sith Order that would keep the galaxy safe and united.
- Becoming the Mask: Pretended to be a Sith Acolyte so the Force ghost of XoXaaan would train him.
- Being Tortured Makes You Evil: He was already on his way, but torture at the hands of the Yuuzhan Vong sealed his fall to the Dark Side.
- Big Bad: Of the entire series until the end of War, save for the interim period while he's dead, during which time Wyyrlok handled the role.
- Body Horror: His Vong infection threatens to do this to him.
- Darth Vader Clone: Shares many traits with Vader, down to being a fallen Jedi, though with the twist that he's the Big Bad rather than The Dragon (and his Dragon, Wyyrlok, more strongly resembles Vader's master, Palpatine).
- Early-Bird Cameo: His appearances before Legacy as Darth Krayt, including the Portent of Doom that led to Jacen Solo's Face–Heel Turn, and his Enemy Mine with Luke in Fate of the Jedi against Abeloth.
- My Death Is Just the Beginning: His first death, anyway. His final one ends the war.
- Knight Templar / Well-Intentioned Extremist: His intention is to bring order to the Galaxy more than power for power's sake, which is why the holocron of Darth Bane refuses to help him.
- Omnicidal Maniac / Straw Nihilist: After rising from the dead and becoming convinced that all life needs to experience death as he did.
- Order vs. Chaos: He thinks to be the order to the Jedi's chaos.
- Our Liches Are Different: Becomes a Star Wars version of one after learning how to cheat death.
- Really 700 Years Old: He was born in 47 BBY, and was friends with Anakin Skywalker when he was a young boy. He lived until 138 ABY, and fought Anakin's descendant far down the line, Cade. He accomplishes this by hibernating in order to prevent his Vong infection from killing him.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Due to his infection with Vong biots, he must hibernate to extend his life and prevent the infection from killing him.
- Start of Darkness: Becoming a bounty hunter after having his arm cut off by Obi-Wan.
- Secret Identity: A'Sharad Hett
- Spikes of Villainy: Though the spikes aren't part of his armor.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill/Hurl It into the Sun: Cade makes sure he doesn't come back to life by sending his remains into Coruscant's sun.
- Villainous Breakdown: Over several issues after Cade escapes him.
Darth Wyyrlok (III)The third of his name, Wyyrlok is a male Chagrian who serves as Krayt's most trusted advisor. until he thinks that Krayt isn't fit to rule anymore, and betrays him.
- Legacy Character: He is the third Darth Wyyrlok and his daughter is meant to take on his role and Sith name.
- Meaningful Name: His name sounds like "Warlock", and he's proficient in Sith magic.
- Mouth of Sauron: Like his mother and grandfather, one of his tasks is to serve as the Voice of Krayt when the latter goes into hibernation.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Like most members of The One Sith, Wyyrlok has completely tattooed himself red and black.
- The Starscream: An interesting variation- he betrays Krayt only because he believes Krayt himself has already betrayed his own vision.
Darth NihlA male Nagai warlord turned Sith, who became Krayt's military commander. He lead the attack on Ossus' Jedi Temple, and killed Kol Skywalker.
- Co-Dragons: With Talon in Legacy: War.
- The Dragon: As a 'Hand'. He also becomes one to Wyyrlok, briefly.
- Dragon Ascendant: Becomes the new leader of the One Sith after the final death of Emperor Krayt.
- Evil Albino: Looks like one because of his white Nagai skin and his red Sith eyes.
- Karma Houdini: Survives the war and leads the Sith into hiding, though he did lose his sword arm to Cade in a duel along the way.
Darth TalonA female Twi'lek recently promoted to Sith Lady. Cold and dispassionate, she only seeks to do her master's bidding.
- Karma Houdini: She survives with Nihl and Maladi.
Darth MaladiA Devaronian female Sith Lady expert in toxins, poisons, and chemicals as well as torture, interrogation and spying. Still, she's as good with a lightsaber as any other Sith.
- Karma Houdini: Survives with Nihl, Havok, and Talon.
- Raised by Orcs: Her father was a Jedi. Krayt killed him and took Malincha into the Sith.
- The Starscream:Except she was faking it.
- Torture Technician: Part of her job description.
Darth HavokA male Iktotchi Sith Lord, who serves as Inquisitor. His real name is Eshkar Niin, and used to be an Imperial Knight, until he betrayed the Empire, killed Empress Elliah Fel and joined the Sith.
- Break Them by Talking: His attempt to goad Antares into the dark side.
- Torture Technician: As Sith Inquisitor
- Turn Coat: He used to be an Imperial Knight called Eshkar Niin.
Darth StryfeA male Sith Lord who serves as a military commander.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Darth Maleval: both are bloodthirsty, short-tempered Quarren prone to kill officers because of You Have Failed Me.
- You Have Failed Me: All There in the Manual establishes that he studied the history of Darth Vader and his military command style.
- The Butcher: Known as "The Butcher of Dac."
- Even Evil Has Standards: Not him, but even the Hutts, who aren't exactly pinnacles of virtue, are disgusted by his cruelty.
- Mad Scientist: Isen has provided the One Sith with more than a few horrible things from his experiments. Some notable examples include an aquatic version of the Leviathan and a plague that killed uncountable billions on at least two worlds.
- Bad Boss: This eventually got her killed by one of her subordinates after she ordered them to kill civilians.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Killed in a single issue.
SaaraiDarth Wyyrlok's daughter.
- Little Miss Badass: Being nothing more than an acolyte and defeats Darth Stryfe, a full-fledged Sith, using nothing more than telekinesis.
- Evil Mentor: He trained Darth Talon.
- If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten: Talon's final exam to join the Sith? Killing him.
The Sith Empire
High Moff/Grand Moff/Grand Admiral Morlish Veed
- Casanova Wannabe: Tries to seduce Morrigan Corde unaware that "Corde" is actually Nyna's cover identity.
- Surrounded by Idiots: His reaction to the Council.
Moff Nyna Calixte/Morrigan Corde
- Badass Normal: Survives being poisoned and shot at long enough to escape and seek her son's help. Also, as Corde, she manages to defeat a Sith Acolyte all by herself.
- The Baroness: Older than usual, but has the personality.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Interesting variant in that Cade's already figured it out long before she tells him directly. He's still not happy about it.
Moff Rulf Yage
- Red Baron: The "Hero of Ossus," though among the Jedi, he's "The Butcher of Ossus". He has come to resent the nickname.
- The Stoic: His demeanor compared to the rest of the Moff Council
Moff Konrad Rus
Admiral Krion Grail
Admiral Peto Kelsan
- My Country, Right or Wrong: Subverted in that he surrenders to Fenel.
Admiral Dru Valan
Admiral Sha Dun
- Token Nonhuman: The only nonhuman Admiral seen
Captain Vaclen Tor
- Anti-Mutiny: Leads one when Kelsan agrees to surrender to Stazi.
Captain Gunn Yage
Sergeant Ran Harkas
Corporal Anson Trask
The Empire-In-Exile/Fel Empire
Emperor Roan Fel
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He's a fully-trained Imperial Knight and not someone to be taken lightly.
- The Emperor: He has the strength of personality, but his authority is pretty much limited to the select few who follow him out of genuine loyalty. He allowed the military and his moffs to take the controversy surrounding the Ossus Project and run with it to start a war that ended with the galaxy being handed back to the Sith on a platter, and his tenure as emperor on Coruscant lasts only a few days.
- Evil Overlord: Subverted; he's a ruthless but fair ruler, by all accounts.
- This is epitomized in one scene from War in which he subverts the dickery of previous Emperors by choosing not to use chemical weapons on the Sith homeworld. Why? Because he's better than that.
- Then played straight in the last issue, when he goes full Fallen Hero, as he gets so desperate to win, he's willing to use the aforementioned chemical weapon on Coruscant.
- Head-in-the-Sand Management: He really should have known better than to trust Veed and Calixte, or to ally with the Sith during the Sith-Imperial War.
- It's All About Me: As long as he's Emperor when the Sith are finished, he doesn't really give a damn what he has to do to accomplish that goal.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Subverted. His intentions are to secure his own power, rather than to free the Galaxy. It's what separates him from Gar Stazi.
Empress Elliah Fel
Princess Marasiah Fel
- Everything's Better with Princesses: She starts out as the fleeing damsel. But it doesn't take long for her to armor up and prove she's an Imperial Knight.
Master Hogrum Chalk
- Praetorian Guard: All Imperial Knights are sworn to protect Emperor Roan Fel.
- The Smart Guy: Master Armorer of the Imperial Knights.
Master Antares Draco
- Bodyguarding a Badass: Comes with being an Imperial Knight under Emperor Roan Fel.
- The Hero: Ironically much more so than Cade, the actual protagonist. Antares is very much Lawful Good and wants to serve his emperor, protect Marasiah and stop the One Sith. Despite being sorely tested, he doesn't slide anywhere near as close to the Dark Side as Cade, nor does he allow Emperor Fel to do so.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: After revealing to the Sith vital information, under the false belief that they had Marshia Fel captured.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Whenether Roan Fel takes some morally questionable decisions, he's torn between loyaltly to him and to do what is right. When Fel, in order to extreminate the Sith, planned to use a lethal virus in order to wipe out all life on Coruscant (not knowing that it'll kill everything except the Sith), Antares fights and kills him.
Master Treis Sinde
Master Ganner Krieg
Master Sigel Dare
Master Azlyn Rae
- A Fate Worse Than Death: The life-support armor Cade makes Bantha place her in. Subverted when she's given a new armor that doesn't require her to wear a Darth Vader-esque mask and helmet.
- Heroes Want Redheads: She was Cade's girlfriend when the two were young and he's still attracted to her. And then there's Ganner.
Master Mohrgan Fel
General Oron Jaeger
Admiral Tohri Challon
Captain Edouard Fenel
- Token Evil Teammate: He targets defenseless escape pods.
The Galactic Alliance Remnant
Admiral Gar Stazi
- Berserk Button: Never tell him about surrender. Unless it's the enemy's surrender.
- Breakout Character: John Ostrander, the creator behind Stazi, only meant to include him on Trust Issues as a way to explain what had happened to the remnants of the Galactic Alliance. However, due to positive fan reaction and his own enjoyment in writing the character, Ostrander decided to expand the character further and create an arc that revolved around him.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Imperial media portrays him as nothing more than a pirate.
Captain Jaius Yorub
- Famous Last Words: "Though battles have been lost, the Alliance still lives. We have not surrendered, we do not concede the stars. We will win back our birthright. Freedom."
Captain Jhoram Bey
- Ace Pilot: Starts off as the commander of Rogue Squadron.
- Shrouded in Myth: His Mandalorian background is a rumor among Rogue Squadron.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: His quest to hunt down Yaga Auchs wasn't explored because of Legacy's cancellation.
- Ace Pilot: Exaggerated. He's reckless to the point of being suicidal. He thinks that this makes him the best Rogue Squadron pilot.
- Blood Knight: He enjoys fighting a bit too much.
The New Jedi Order
Master Kol Skywalker
- Posthumous Character: All right, so he's alive in one issue, but dies maybe halfway through that. Quite impressive, though. Every other appearance is as a Force ghost.
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Given his position. It was this combination that convinced everyone that the Jade bloodline still exists.
Master Wolf Sazen
Master Shado Vao
- Double Weapon: Carries a double-bladed lightsaber.
"Bantha" Rawk/Nat Skywalker
- Made of Iron: Has survived several near-death experiences, including Order 66.
Master T'ra Saa
Karness MuurOne of the ancient fallen Jedi exiled from the Republic after the Hundred-Year Darkness, and an original-generation Sith Lord. His consciousness survived his body's death preserved within his talisman, and he would seek out any powerful force-sensitive to take as a host. By the time of Legacy, he's spent the last 160 years locked in a battle of wills with his current host, Celeste Morne.
- Evil Sorcerer: His knowledge of Sith alchemy created the rakghouls.
- Predecessor Villain: He helped found the Sith Empire alongside the other exiles, making him this to almost every other villain in the franchise.
Celeste MorneA Jedi Knight from the time of the Mandalorian Wars. Imprisoned in stasis for 4000 years, she will stop at nothing to safeguard the ancient Muur Talisman, and prevent it's creator, Karness Muur, from being unleashed upon the galaxy again.
- Action Girl: Par for the course for a Jedi Knight.
- And I Must Scream: Four thousand years in what amounts to a Sith torture coffin, twenty stranded on a barren moon, and another 140 on an empty ship in deep space, with an evil ghost fighting her for control every minute.
- The Beastmaster: She controls Rakghouls via the talisman.
- Death Seeker: Centuries of captivity with a Sith Lord in her head have left her longing for the end.
- Heroic Willpower: Almost 160 years pass between being woken up by Vader and her encounter with Cade. She's been resisting Muur's attempts to control her body for all that time
- No Immortal Inertia: Her body crumbles into dust immediately after she dies.
- Really 700 Years Old: She comes out of stasis a few months after the end of the Clone Wars. She looks exactly the same when she dies, a century-and-a-half later; the talisman having kept her young.
- Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence: He's a force ghost. His time and nature of his death remained a mystery, but it's obvious that, after 130 years, even if he wasn't killed he would have died of old age.
Legacy Volume 2
Ania and friends
Ania SoloThe descendant of Han and Leia Organa Solo. Unlike some of her more famous relatives, she lives on the lower end of galactic society and operates a junkyard.
- Action Girl: She's descended from the same family as Leia and Jaina, after all.
- Badass Normal: Seems to have gotten this from Han.
- Continuity Nod: She has the same belt as Cade.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: The design on her signature hoodie.
- Goggles Do Nothing: She seems to think they're a necklace. Preview art shows her using them, though.
- Hime Cut: Her hairstyle is only slightly off from this, indicating her heritage.
- Jumped at the Call: Although she thought she was jumping at something else entirely.
- Quick Draw: Something she obviously got from Han. She even does this to someone behind her.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Her reaction to being told the government wants to let Darth Wredd kill his fellow Sith free of interference.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: She occasionally puts it up.
SaukA survivor and refugee from the Destruction of Dac, Sauk is a friend of Ania's who gets dragged along as she gets in trouble with the local law.
- Asteroid Miners: He worked on an asteroid mining ice, a job he considers relatively comfortable considering his situation.
- Only Sane Man: Wants to get a slightly better job as an engineer on a starship versus vast wealth.
AG-37A centuries-old droid and a regular customer of Ania's.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Appeared on the Hardman variant cover for issue 1, despite not being seen until issue 2.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: His coat has one sleeve.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Gets cut in half by Wredd, but since he's a droid, it just leaves him griping about how inconveniencing it is to Ania.
- Mundane Made Awesome: He's a high-end assassin droid who pilots a water freighter.
- Really 700 Years Old: He's old enough to remember the golden years of the Jedi, although he didn't specify if it was the old Jedi or Luke's Jedi.
- Ridiculously Human Robot: He behaves quite humanly, engages Ania in casual conversation, worries about the state of the galaxy, and wears a coat. Of course, he still looks very much like a droid.
- Sixth Ranger: Joins Ania's group, and travels with her alone after they decide to go after Wredd.
- Companion Cube: It clearly has more self-awareness then droids of its type usually show, but is nowhere near AG-37 or R2-D2 in sentience.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Its never given a name, and gets referred to as Little Droid, Comm Droid, Little Comm Droid...
SDAnia's droid that worked with her at her junk yard.
- Cool Old Guy: Although he's young enough to have black hair still, he's old enough to have trained Jao Assam.
- Cool Mask: Though he was forced to wear it by his master, so he doesn't think it was very cool.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: How the galaxy views him. He's a self-proclaimed Darth, for instance. Which, admittedly, is how it should be.
- General Ripper: While impersonating Yalta Val.
- Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: Wore a helmet-like mask while an apprentice and puts it on Val after stealing his identity.
- Last of His Kind: Due to miscalculating how far Jao was willing to go, he is ultimately the last chronological Sith in the Legends timeline when Ania shoots him instead of the Jedi killing him, finally ending the Sith once and for all.
- Rule of Two: It's unknown if he and his master are One Sith or another bunch, but it was clearly just the two of them on that planet.
- The Starscream: As with all Sith to his master. He was also successful.
- Student and Master Team: Was the student to his master. It doesn't last long once he saw his opening, though. Also, from what was seen of it, the dynamic was reversed.
- We Can Rule Together: The ultimatum he gives Val, who refuses.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Has white hair to differentiate him from the real Val, who has black hair.