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Emperor Jagged Fel
Species: Human (Corellian)
Appears in: The New Jedi Order | The Dark Nest Trilogy | Legacy of the Force | Fate of the Jedi | Getaway | Crucible | Sword of the Jedi TrilogyThe son of famed Imperial fighter ace Baron Soonter Fel, Jag is an excellent pilot in his own right, and is sent along with his squadron by the Chiss to fight alongside the New Republic against the Yuuzhan Vong Invasion, during which he falls in love with Jaina Solo. However, their relationship had various ups-and-downs due to the events of the Swarm War and the Second Galactic Civil War, as well as Jag being forced into becoming the Head of Sate for the Imperial Remnant. They finally married after Abeloth's defeat and Jag's resignation from the Head of State office after manipulating Vitor Reige into the position. He eventually becomes the first Emperor of the Fel line.
- Ace Pilot: Not quite as good as Wedge or his father, but very, very good.
- Artistic License Biology: Scars (including his Skunk Stripe, in this case) aren't genetically passed down, but his descendants naturally have skunk stripes.
- Badass Normal: Doesn't have Force powers, but Luke explicitly calls him one of the Order's best commando fighters and tacticians.
- The Chessmaster: He has to become one to deal with the Moffs after becoming Head of State for the Imperial Remnant, and does it quite well.
- Colonel Badass: His rank in the Chiss navy, which he had to work extra hard to get since he was a human.
- Dead Guy Junior: Named after Jagged Antilles, his mother's father.
- Deadpan Snarker: More or less able to keep up with Jaina in this regard.Jag: " Tahiri Veila, I hereby take custody of you. You will obey my orders to the letter, and not go haring off as if your last name were Solo."
- Defrosting Ice King: Thanks to Jaina.
- Foregone Conclusion: He will become Emperor and found the Fel Dynasty at some point, according to Legacy.
- Founder of the Kingdom: The Felpire.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has one going down his forehead to his right eye, giving him a Skunk Stripe in his hair. Which somehow gets passed down to his descendants.
- Loophole Abuse: Not above using this, especially while running the Empire.
- Noodle Incident: At some point, he becomes the first Emperor of the Fel Empire, though due to the Continuity Reboot, we never get to see how this happens. Presumably, this would've been addressed in Sword of the Jedi and subsequent books after that.
- Officer and a Gentleman: Always polite to just about everyone, even his opponents.
- Refused the Call: He tries to at first when Luke appoints him Emperor, though he reluctantly accepts given that he's the best choice. Then, when he calls the Empire's first election, he steps down at a crucial moment and backs Vitor Reige, allowing him to be the new Emperor.
- Skunk Stripe: Due to a slash on his face. His descendants somehow have one too.
- Snark-to-Snark Combat: Gets into this with Zekk, Jaina, and occasionally Han.
- The Stoic: He becomes less of one over time.
- Underestimating Badassery: The second half of Fate of the Jedi is rife with Moffs trying to unseat him. All of them fail.
- Will They or Won't They?: With Jaina throughout each of the series. They get married at the end of Fate of the Jedi.
- Xanatos Speed Chess: Becomes rather adept at this, as Daala discovers to her dismay.
- You Can't Go Home Again: He gets exiled from Chiss society following the events of the Dark Nest Trilogy.
Grand Admiral Gilad Pellaeon
Species: Human (Corellian)
Homeworld: Corellia (birthworld), Coruscant
Appears in: The Clone Wars: No Prisoners | Republic | Choices of One | Galaxies | The Thrawn Trilogy | The Callista Trilogy | Crimson Empire | Hand of Thrawn Duology | The New Jedi Order | The Dark Nest Trilogy | Legacy of the ForceGilad 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 made the Remnant a full member of the Galactic Alliance). He resigned his commission in protest of Jacen Solo's power-grabbing, and was later assassinated by Tahiri Veila.
- Anti-Villain: Even the Imperials have Nice Guys. Pellaeon fights for them out of patriotism and professionalism, not evil.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: By Hand of Thrawn, he gets to show just how much he learned from Thrawn's tutelage.
- Badass Boast: A cracking one in Force Heretic I: RemnantYou may win the occasional battle against us, Vorrik, but the Empire will always strike back.
- Badass Normal: 90 years old by the time of Legacy of the Force, and he's still able to outgambit the Moffs and be a thorn in the side of his enemies.
- Badass Mustache: See this picture.◊
- Beware the Nice Ones: With the exception of Thrawn he's probably the most competent commander the Imps ever had. A few months after taking over from Daala he launched an offensive against the New Republic that actually took back some territory and kept hold of it.
- The Brigadier: After the Empire and the New Republic stop fighting each other.
- Chick Magnet / The Charmer: Surprisingly enough. He has at least two illegitimate children who serve in the Imperial navy: Mynar Devis, who died in the Yuuzhan Vong War, and Vitor Reige.
- Cool Old Guy: One of the coolest in Star Wars.
- Cultured Badass: He and Thrawn were aficionados of art, and even discussed various sculptures and paintings before he was told to retrieve Killik Twilight.
- Determinator: Spends his entire life fighting for the Empire, through massive failures (Daala, Thrawn's asassination) and stunning resurgence (thanks to his leadership). After Thrawn's death, it's his determination, virtually alone, that sustains the Empire long enough for it to re-emerge as the preeminent power in the galaxy, due to the New Republic's collapse in the Yuuzhan Vong wars and the Galactic Alliance's takeover by the Sith and subsequent fall. Notably, he once commanded a great victory from inside a bacta tank.Captain Ardiff: It's been a long road, sir. Long and hard and discouraging. For all of us, but mostly for you.
- The Dragon: To Thrawn, Warlod Treuten Teradoc, and then Daala. After Daala placed him in command of Imperial forces, he stops searching for someone to serve and decides to save what he can of the Empire himself.
- Hero-Worshipper: To Thrawn. He broke out of this after a while, when he decided to assume Thrawn's legacy himself, instead of trying to get the morons above him to act like Thrawn.Pellaeon: I was overjoyed when he returned and I finally found a commander I could follow with a genuine hope of victory, rather than an endless string of defeats.
- Hidden Depths / Took a Level in Badass: While he was never incompetent, the atrocious leadership of the likes of Admiral Daala and Treuten Teradoc (not to mention the other warlords, who probably did as much damage to the Empire as the New Republic) forced him to take several levels in Badass and step up to lead the Empire into the future, tapping into reserves of toughness, determination, character, and sheer military brilliance few thought an Imperial leader could possess. In the end, he far exceeded even Thrawn, and it was on his example that Jagged Fel and his successors built the new Empire.
- A Father to His Men: Always.
- Four-Star Badass
- Meaningful Name: He is named after Pelleas, a young idealistic knight of the Round Table in King Arthur mythos.
- Older Sidekick: Although Thrawn's actual age was unknown, Pelleon was in his sixties while serving under him, and physical older if not chronologically older.
- One Degree of Separation: He was friends with Captain Rex and worked alongside him, Ahsoka, Anakin, and also Callista.
- Killed Off for Real: Assassinated by Tahiri during Legacy of the Force.
- Rank Up: After graduating the Imperial Academy, he was an ensign. During the Clone Wars, he was the captain of the Leveler and was later the captain of the Chimaera during the reign of the Empire, and during the Yuuzhan Vong War, he became a Grand Admiral himself.
- Token Good Teammate: While some Imperials are shown to have complex motivations and morals, he's the only truly good person to achieve high rank in the Empire.
- The Watson: In The Thrawn Trilogy, to Thrawn.
Admiral Vitor Reige
- Chekhov's Gunman: First introduced as a shuttle pilot who saved Pellaeon's life, he becomes one of the leading military officers in the Imperial Remnant and is possibly Pellaeon's illegitimate son.
Captain Arien Yage
Appears in: New Jedi Order
- Ambiguous Situation: It is unknown if she has any relation to Legacy-era Imperials, Moff Rulf Yage and his daughter Gunn Yage.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: It is never revealed what happened to Yage and her crew after Zonama Sekot fled into hyperspace and left them behind on the Widowmaker.
Kthira'shi'ktarloo, "Ashik"A Chiss male who serves as bodyguard and advisor to Jagged Fel.
Lieutenant Lydea Pagorski
- And I Must Scream: She gets taken over by Abeloth to serve as a host body for the Dark Side entity.
Moff Drikl Lecersen
- Big Bad Wannabe: Unfortunately for him, he started making his moves when the Lost Tribe of Sith and Abeloth emerged. Once they entered the picture, he was out of his league.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Unlike other Moffs, he has no problem with women in power and respects several non-humans. When one member of the Imperial-Alliance conspiracy mocked Nek Bwua'tu after their assassination attempt put him in a coma, Lecersen was offended since he thought Bwua'tu was a Worthy Opponent.
Moff Ephin Sarreti
- Only Sane Man: One of the few Moffs seen who isn't constantly trying to gain more power and actually cares about the wellbeing of the beings in his sector.
Moff Tol Getelles