Characters / Star Wars – New Jedi Order and Legacy Eras

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This page is for characters in the Star Wars Expanded Universe New Jedi Order, Dark Nest Trilogy, Legacy of the Force, and Fate of the Jedi book series, as well as the standalone novels Millennium Falcon, Crosscurrent, and Riptide, along with the comic series Invasion. The comic series Legacy has its own page.

Note that there is significant character overlap with the X-Wing Series, with the novel Mercy Kill taking place in this time period. For characters from that novel, please refer to that series character page.

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Hapans/Hapes Consortium

    Tenel Ka Djo 

Tenel Ka Chume Ta' Djo

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Species: Hapan

Homeworld: Dathomir

Tenel Ka Djo was the daughter of the man who almost married Leia in The Courtship of Princess Leia. A hot-headed princess, she was attending the Jedi Academy by the time of the Young Jedi Knights series and was friends with the Solo children. An accident during a lightsaber training session against Jacen cost her an arm, that she refused to replace with a prosthetic. She eventually grew up to inherit the throne her mother and grandmother had held before her. She had a daughter with Jacen, but had to fake Allana's death to protect her from political opponents.
  • Action Mom: She remains plenty active after giving birth to Allana, sometimes leading her security forces into battle against intruders.
  • Everything's Better with Rainbows: Her lightsaber crystals are rainbow gems from the Hapes' Royal Princess tiara, though rather than resulting in a rainbow-bladed lightsaber, the blade is turquoise.

    Allana Solo 

Chume'da Allana Djo Solo/Amelia Solo

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Young Allana (the human) & Young Anji (the nexu).

Species: Human (1/2), Hapan (1/2)

Homeworld: Hapes

Appears in: The Dark Nest Trilogy | Legacy of the Force | Fate of the Jedi | Good Hunting | Sword of the Jedi Trilogy

"Jedi are supposed to be strong!"

The young daughter of Jacen Solo and Tenel Ka Djo.
  • Badass Adorable: She may be a little girl, but she's also an Action Survivor with serious Force potential and a lot of dirty tricks. Then again, when you're part of the Solo/Skywalker clan on your dad's side and descended from Dathomir witches on your mom's, that's not surpising.
  • Badass and Child Duo: Briefly with Bazel Warv, though sadly he dies defending her.
  • Big Good: If the multitude of visions about her future are to be believed.
  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": The heir to the Hapes Consortium is referred to as the Chume'da.
  • The Chosen One: Allana seems to be headed this way with the frequency of people having visions of her sitting on the Throne of Balance (i.e. having some big part to play in leading the galaxy).
    • In Vortex, Taalon sees the vision of Allana and is scared out of his mind of the idea of the galaxy being ruled by a "Jedi Queen." Even Abeloth seems determined not to let this future come to pass. In Conviction, a Sith strike team attempts to assassinate Tenel Ka because they (correctly) fear that she is or will be the mother of the Jedi Queen.
    • In Apocalypse it's revealed that The Throne of Balance is actually where the being in charge of the Force itself sits. It's not just stepping stone to get to godhood, it is godhood.
  • Dead Guy Junior: Her name is a fusion of the founder of the Witches of Dathomir, Allya, and Jacen's late brother, Anakin.
  • Faking the Dead: To hide her from the various groups trying to assassinate her, Tenel Ka pretended she perished in a nanovirus attack, then sent her to be adopted by her grandparents Han Solo and Leia Organa. Allana is now the war orphan Amelia Solo.
  • Little Miss Badass: Is pressed into combat at nine years old.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: For her first combat experience, in Apocalypse. She gets a smaller weapon later on.
  • What Could Have Been: An Invoked Trope by virtue of the Continuity Reboot. Presumably, her destiny would've been further addressed in the Sword of the Jedi trilogy, but it was cancelled with Crucible being the finale.

    Taryn Zel 

Taryn Zel

Species: Hapan

A cousin of Tenal Ka, Taryn Zel and her twin sister Trista are part of a secret Hapan organization that protects and serves the Queen Mother. After meeting Jedi Knight Zekk near the end of the Second Galactic Civil war, they entered into a relationship and became engaged after a secret mission together.

    Trisdin Gheer 

Trisdin Gheer


Chiss Ascendancy

    Formbi 

Aristocra Chaf'orm'bintrano, "Formbi"

Species: Chiss


    Shawnkyr Nuruodo 

Shawnkyr Nuruodo

Species: Chiss

Appears in: Red Sky, Blue Flame | The New Jedi Order

  • Number Two: To Jag in Vanguard Squadron during the Yuuzhan Vong War.
  • Odd Name Out: Her name doesn't follow standard Chiss naming conventions, possibly because her author wasn't aware of it. Her name should probably be something like Shawn'kyr'nuruodo.

    Peita Aabe 

Chief Navigator Peita Aabe

Species: Human


    Irolia 

Commander Hess'irolia'nuruodo, "Irolia"

Species: Chiss

Appears in: The New Jedi Order

A young Chiss officer of the Expansionary Defense Force, Irolia is an ally of Soontir Fel.

Mandalorians

Close associates of Boba Fett and co.

    Sintas Vel 

Sintas Vel

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Species: Kiffar

Homeworld: Kiffu

Appears in: Tales | Blood Ties: Boba Fett Is Dead | Legacy of the Force

"Never miss me with the first shot. 'Cause you'll never get a second one."

Wife to Boba Fett, Sintas experienced a break up with him, and was frozen in carbonite for 40 years.
  • Ascended Extra: At the time she was shown in Tales, her canon status was ambiguous, but it wasn't until All There in the Manual first identified her and confirmed her story as canon, followed up by Blood Ties. She also gets further developed in Legacy of the Force.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Of sorts. Though by the time she is revived, Ailyn is gone and had lived an unhappy life angry at Boba, on the other hand, Sintas and Boba make peace with each other, Boba gives her his stuff so that she doesn't have to bounty-hunt for a living ever again, Sintas gets to meet her own granddaughter and explains to her that the tension with Boba wasn't everything Ailyn cracked it up to be, and Sintas attends Mirta & Ghes' wedding, with Boba offering for her to stay on Mandalore at any time.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Her arc is basically this, having come into the story frozen in carbonite, then getting thawed and having to live with her unfortunate repercussions.
  • Human Popsicle: She was frozen in carbonite for 40 years.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Outlives her daughter Ailyn due to being frozen in carbonite.
  • Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe: Boba accuses Sintas over whether or not Ailyn is actually his daughter when they get into an argument about Sintas's rape. Of course, Sintas didn't take it well.
  • Rape as Drama: She gets raped by Boba's boss, Lenovar. Boba kills him, but he ends up losing his job as a Protector, gets exiled from Concord Dawn, and was followed up by Sintas & Boba's relationship falling apart and their eventual divorce.

    Ailyn Vel 

Ailyn Vel

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Species: Human (Mandalorian, 1/2), Kiffar (1/2)

Appears in: Tales | Blood Ties | Young Jedi Knights | Legacy of the Force

"It's not illegal to be a bounty hunter."

The daughter of Boba and Sintas, following their footsteps in becoming a bounty hunter. Being raised by Sintas without Boba's influence, she came to resent her absent father and sought revenge against him after her mother's presumed death. After seemingly killing him, she stole his identity.
  • A Birthday, Not a Break: Sintas went missing right before Ailyn's sixteenth birthday.
  • Mistaken Identity: She murders Spar, mistaking him for Boba. The mix-up has her fooled for a while.
  • Revenge: She wants revenge against her father for ditching her and her mother.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Sintas was alive this whole time; she's been in imprisoned in carbonite for the last few decades.
  • Vengeance Feels Empty: When Boba asks Mirta if she ever saw Ailyn happy, she answers no. Considering she dedicated a major part of her life to blaming Boba for Sintas' death and going after him for it...

    Mirta Gev 

Mirta Gev

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Species: Human (Mandalorian, 3/4), Kiffar (1/4)

Homeworld: Mandalore

Appears in: Legacy of the Force | Crucible

"I'm just trying to get by in a tough galaxy."

The grandaughter of Boba Fett, Mirta was born to Fett's daughter Ailyn Vel and Mandalorian warrior Makin Marec, she became her mothers partner in bounty hunting, joining with her in their search to kill her grandfather. She eventually joins Fett after her mothers death and learning that he was nothing like she and her mother had thought.
  • Anti-Hero: Type III most of the time, but can be a Type IV on a bad day, like when she kills three unarmed GAG soldiers after being tortured by Darth Caedus.
  • Badass Normal: In Legacy of the Force, she is able to go up against a Sith Lord and live to tell about it without any powers of her own.
  • Bounty Hunter: Becomes one, not unlike her grandfather and great-grandfather before her.
  • Chickification: By Crucible, she's shown as being barely competent enough to be a chief of security for the Qrephs.
  • Happily Married: To Ghes.
  • Odd Friendship: With Jaina Solo, because she is a Jedi and her brother killed Mirta's mother.
  • Parental Abandonment: Both her parents end up dead: Marec dies in a hull breach accident and Ailyn is murdered by Jacen Solo.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Caedus had Mandalore seeded with a nano-virus that will kill any member of the Fett family who steps foot on the planet.

    Goran Beviin 

Goran Beviin

Species: Human

Homeworld: Mandalore

Appears in: Boba Fett: A Practical Man | Legacy of the Force

"I exercise... prudence."

A Mandalorian commando and bounty hunter, Beviin serves a Mandalore Boba Fett's chief advisor and lieutenant. He runs a small farm on Mandalore alongside his husband Medrit Vasur and their adopted daughter Dinua Jeban.
  • Anti-Hero: Type II: while he sometimes does political assassinations, he only accepts bounties on criminals and the corrupt.
  • Badass Gay: He's a Mandalorian warrior and he has a husband.
  • The Berserker: He can clear his mind of anything else and have a singleminded focus on killing whatever is in front of him without mercy. The one time this is shown is when he is sparring with Jaina Solo, who gets freaked out by it since Goran is so nice and laid back the rest of the time.
  • The Creon: He has had multiple opportunites to become Mandalore, something which Boba Fett would probably welcome, but Goran doesn't want the title anymore than Fett does.
  • The Consigliere / Honest Advisor: For Fett: he never holds back on his opinion or criticism of how Fett is handling being Mandalore.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Rarely loses an opportunity to sharpen his wit (as sharp as his sword) at Jaina's expense.
  • Master Swordsman: He uses a beskad (a sword made out of Mandalorian iron) as his main weapon. He killed dozens of Yuuzhan Vong with it in hand-to-hand combat during the war.
  • Meaningful Name: In Mando'a, "goran" means "smith" and "beviin" means "lance".
  • Number Two: To Fett, often being placed in charge of any potential crises that might come up when Fett isn't on Madalore, which is very often.

    Medrit Vasur 

Medrit Vasur

Species: Human

Homeworld: Mandalore

A blacksmith and the husband of Beviin.

    Ghes Orade 

Ghes Orade

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Species: Human

Having lost his parents at a young age, he was taken in by Novoc, a family friend. He would later serve Mand'alor Boba Fett during the Second Galactic Civil War. During the war, he fell in love with and married Boba's granddaughter, Mirta.
  • Meaningful Name: His last name/clan name, Orade, is derived from the Mando'a word, orar, meaning "thunder". Fitting for a brave and bold Mandalorian warrior.
  • Twerp Sweating: Gets a fairly minor case of this from Boba.

    Novoc Vevut 

Novoc Vevut

Species: Human

A warrior of Clan Vevut, he took in Ghes after he lost his parents.
  • Meaningful Name: In Mando'a, "ve'vut" means "gold", referencing the gold clips he uses to braid his hair.

Other allies of Boba

    Ram Zerimar 

Ram Zerimar


  • Tuckerization: His name is an anagram of Raymond Ramirez, a sniper friend of Karen Traviss.

    Baltan Carid 

Baltan Carid


    Isko Talgal 

Isko Talgal


    Venku Skirata 

Venku "Kad" Skirata

Species: Human

Homeworld: Mandalore

The son of Clone Commando Darman and Jedi Knight Etain Tur-Murkan. After Order 66, he was adopted by Kal and raised in Mandalorian culture.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • "Venku" is derived from the Mando'a word, vencuyot, meaning "future", specifically, "positive future". Considering he was born after Order 66 and the rise of The Empire...
    • Kad is the Mando'a word for "saber". Since he's the son of a Jedi...
  • The Reveal: It wasn't revealed until later in the Republic Commando books that Venku from the Legacy of the Force books is the son of Darman & Etain.

Citizens of Artorias

    Caled Galfridian 

King Caled Galfridian


  • Rebel Leader: Against the Yuuzhan Vong as the head of the Artorias resistance.

    Nina Galfridian 

Queen Nina Galfridian


    Kaye Galfridian 

Princess Kaye Galfridian


  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Arbeloa, as a non-romantic example. In one issue, she asks him to relay orders to an army, only for him to tell her that she is their leader. She then points out that the height difference isn't very helpful for shouting commands to the rest of the army.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something

    Dulac 

Dulac

A close friend of King Caled, and a Yuuzhan Vong agent in disguise.

    Arbeloa 

Arbeloa


    Sparky 

Sparky


Others

    Belok Rhal 

Belok Rhal

Species: Human

A human Mandalorian commando who commands a small army of Mandalorians, Rhal was hired by Chief of State Natasi Daala to lay siege to the Jedi Temple and eliminate anyone who stood in her way. He proved to be a complete psychopath when he murdered Jedi Apprentice Kani Asari when she came out to negotiate on behalf of the Jedi, When he began to put down a peaceful slave protest by massacring everyone involved, including a reporter filming the event, two Jedi Knights dispatched to negotiate a solution captured him and turned him over to the authorities to be prosecuted.
  • Kick the Dog: His cold-blooded murder of Kani Asari certainly qualifies.
  • Psycho for Hire: He'll do pretty much anything for money. Morals don't seem to enter the equation.

    Hutts 

Borga Besadii Diori


Randa Besadii Diori


    The Confederation 

Supreme Commander Turr Phennir


Dur Gejjen


Denjax Teppler


Sadras Koya


Genna Delpin


    Reporters 

Wolam Tser


Tam Elgrin


Javis Tyrr


  • Paparazzi
  • Smug Snake: He loves getting compromising pictures of famous people, and doesn't care what he has to do in order to achieve that end.

Madhi Vaandt


Perre Needmo

Homeworld: Vinsoth

Appears in: Fate of the Jedi

  • Consummate Professional: He's not particularly stoic, but he and his show are bywords for integrity and professionalism.
  • Foil: Like Javis Tyrr, he's an enthusiastic journalist. Unlike Javis, he cares far more about honesty than sensationalism.
  • Nice Guy: Dedicated to journalistic honesty, and seems to be a genuinely nice person.

    Miscellaneous 

Droma

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Dab Hantaq


Eramuth Bwua'tu


    Abeloth 

Abeloth

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Appears in: Fate of the Jedi

Abeloth is a Force entity that is discovered living in the Maw by Luke and Ben in 43 ABY. She causes a group of Jedi Knights who stayed in the Shelter space station located in the Maw during the Yuuzhan Vong War to go crazy and try to seek her out, in an attempt to gather an army of Force users to take over the galaxy as the "Beloved Queen of the Stars", and to take their bodies as her own. When that fails, she co-opts portions of the Lost Tribe of Sith to serve her. She is somehow related to The Ones, a group of Force entities encountered during The Clone Wars. At the end of Fate of the Jedi, her bodies have been destroyed along with a manifestation of herself in Beyond Shadows, but she will eventually reform, causing the Jedi Order to take steps to stop her for good when she returns.
  • A God Am I: Abeloth wants to take over the galaxy because she craves adoration.
  • Assimilation Plot: She takes bodies as her own and absorbs minds in order to make herself stronger.
  • Belated Backstory: She was the "Mother" to the Ones from The Clone Wars.
  • Big Bad: Of Fate of the Jedi.
  • Combat Tentacles: Her hands have long, writhing tentacles for fingers with suction cup tips, and she can use them to attack.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She used to be the Servant to the Ones, but eventually, they accepted her as one of their own, becoming the Mother. But as she was still mortal, she feared that she would lose her family one day, so she basically took some Forbidden Fruit to be like them, but the process instead turned her into the monster that she is now, causing her family to have to seal her away every now and then.
  • Dramatic Irony: She took the Forbidden Fruits in hopes that it would mean she would never lose her family. It ultimately results in her in not only losing her family, but they have to go through the process of confronting her and sealing her away on a timely basis until they're killed during the Clone Wars.
  • Eldritch Abomination: She's this kind of entity, even if she was once a mortal.
  • Emotion Eater: Abeloth gains her power by feeding off peoples' negative emotions.
  • Enemy to All Living Things: Death follows her everywhere.
  • Face–Monster Turn: Upon drinking from the Font of Power and bathing in the Pool of Knowledge.
  • Face Stealer: She can look like anyone she absorbs.
  • Fighting a Shadow: The reason she's so hard to kill. The real Abeloth seems to exist almost totally within the Force and she can take over physical bodies- sometimes more than one at a time to interact with the physical universe. Killing them weakens her, but doesn't hurt her much in the long run.
  • Glamor Failure: Both Luke and Vestara can see through her illusions.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Her real motivation stemming from her past as the Mother. In fact, love is the very reason why she turned into an abomination: she wanted to be inmortal in order to stay with the Ones forever.
  • More Than Mind Control: This is how she ends up controlling every person in the Maw.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Following the title of the last book in the series, not to mention the Thuruht queen's statement about the end times arriving as soon as she learns about Abeloth's unsealment, it is implied that she's pretty much going to attempt to destroy existence.
  • Physical God: She has divine levels of power.
  • Replacement Goldfish: She tried to force Ben Skywalker and Vestara Khai to take the place of her children, though they instead fought back.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: She was sealed in the Maw, which was made to imprison her.
  • Was Once A Woman: She didn't become an Eldritch Abomination until she tampered with the Fountain of Power and Pool of Knowledge.
  • Yandere: She inherited her interest in Luke from assimilating Callista.

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