Characters / Star Wars – New Jedi Order and Legacy Eras: Sith and Dark Jedi

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This page is for characters in the various Sith orders from the Star Wars Expanded Universe series 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. The comic series Legacy has its own page.

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    Rule of Two Sith Lords 

Jacen Solo/Darth Caedus

The twin of Jaina, Jacen was born after his sister. As he grew older, he became concerned with the direction of the Jedi Order, fearing that any aggression or even violent defensive action could send the whole Order to the Dark Side. He eventually decided that some evil had to be fought, and after being captured by the Yuuzhan Vong and tutored by Veregre, he developed a new philosophy in which how the Force was used did not matter, but the intent behind it. After helping end the Yuuzhan Vong War, Jacen went on a five year odyssey across the galaxy, training with numerous Force using groups. During this time, he had a vision of his unborn daughter Allana standing side-by-side with a "Dark Man" and ruling the galaxy. He set out to stop it any way he could, eventually falling to the Dark Side and becoming Darth Caedus, taking over the Galactic Alliance in the process. He was killed by Jaina in a duel at the end of the Second Galactic Civil War, but had successfully altered the future of the galaxy, preventing Allana from falling to the Dark Side.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Jaina's Abel.
  • Canon Immigrant: Kylo Ren, an Expy of Caedus, serves as The Heavy of The Force Awakens.
  • Chick Magnet: Tenel Ka, Danni Quee, Seha Darvold, and Nelani Dinn have all found Jacen to be very attractive. It seems to be a main trait of Solos and Skywalkers.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: The death of his brother Anakin Solo, torture in the Embrace of Pain, the widespread destruction from the Yuuzhan Vong War, the Dark Nest incident, his own failures to achieve lasting peace to save innocent lives, and constant visions of multiple bad futures made Jacen lose most of his original idealism.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Inherited from his father Han Solo. Quickly veers towards black comedy after he becomes a Sith Lord.
  • Dying as Yourself: He seems to revert to his pre-Sith personality and call out through the Force to his wife... in the second before Jaina kills him.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Caedus completely despises Palpatine's methods.
  • Evil Mentor: To Ben Skywalker, Nelani Dinn, and Tahiri.
  • Friend to All Living Things: At least when he was younger before the Yuuzhan Vong War. Jacen admits he began his journey to the Dark Side after losing this trait.
  • Generation Xerox: With Darth Vader. Many characters comment on his mannerisms, leadership style, and even dress patterns as being very much like his grandfather's Sith incarnation, and interestingly enough there's a fair balance between positive and negative traits. As he falls further to the Dark Side, he also inherits Vader's Hair-Trigger Temper and You Have Failed Me tendencies.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: From the Dark Nest books on.
  • The Hero: In Young Jedi Knights.
  • Hypocrite: Despite calling out others about valuing their family above the galaxy, he values his daughter above everything.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: To the core. Even admitting that his actions were evil, he refuses to apologize for them.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Does this to Ta'a Chume, who had a list of crimes a mile wide.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Dies in the middle of sending a warning to Tenel Ka.
  • Knight Templar: As Darth Caedus.
  • Laser Blade: Used a green bladed lightsaber for most of his life, until Luke and Ben took it from him after the duel on the Anakin Solo. He then forged a red bladed lightsaber to replace it.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Part of the reason he became a Sith was to protect his daughter Allana against future threats.
  • Master Swordsman: When you can take on Jedi Battlemaster Kyle Katarn and survive against Grandmaster Luke Skywalker, you definitely qualify.
  • A Million Is a Statistic: Interestingly, he's completely against this mindset, noting that it's pure arrogance to value one above many.
  • Mind Rape: Does this to Ta'a Chume and later Ben.
  • Papa Wolf: Jacen's reason for turning to the Dark Side dealt with this trope: He was trying to prevent a future where his daughter Allana would either be enslaved or act as the right-hand woman to the Dark Man (strongly implied to be Darth Krayt) in the event that he succeeded in gaining the Throne of Balance instead of Allana.

Lumiya / Shira Brie

Considered by some to be the "proto-Mara Jade" (ie. redheaded/green-eyed Imperial assassin). Of course, her path didn't lead to as nearly a fulfilling life as Mara's.
  • Dragon Ascendant: In the Marvel series, post-Return of the Jedi.
  • Evil Counterpart: If circumstances had been a little different, she could have been the one who was redeemed by love and married Luke Skywalker instead of Mara Jade. She was even an Emperor's Hand like Mara.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: When Lumiya was getting Jacen Solo to become her apprentice, she explained that Palpatine was "nothing more than a psychopath consumed with power", strongly implying that although she was a Sith, even she was disgusted with some of Palpatine's actions.


  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Her goals are extremely unclear, due to her tendency of lying to others in order to manipulate them. All that has really been made clear was that it involved corrupting Jacen Solo. Being confirmed as a Sith has not made it any easier to guess what she wanted to accomplish.

    One Sith 

Lomi Plo

A Sith Master, Lomi Plo and her apprentice Welk were captured by the Yuuzhan Vong early in the Yuuzhan Vong War. They were used to train Voxyn on the worldship over Myrkr, where a Jedi strike team found and freed them. They cooperated to destroy the Voxyn Queen, but Lomi and Welk took advantage of the team to steal a ship they found to escape, accidentally taking wounded Jedi Knight Raynar Thul with them. After crashing in the Unknown Regions, they were saved by the Killiks, and Lomi took over the species as the head of Gorog, the Dark Nest, and instituted a war of expansion against the Chiss and Galactic Alliance.


Lomi Plo's apprentice, Welk used to be a member of the Shadow Academy until its destruction. Joining the One Sith, he was captured alongside his master by the Yuuzhan Vong. After escaping Myrkr and crashing in the Unknown Regions, Welk became the Night Herald of the Dark Nest.
  • Took a Level in Badass: With the power of the Killiks behind him, Welk was able to duel and almost kill Saba Sebatyne.

Darth Wyyrlok I

A Chagrian Sith Lord, Darth Wyyrlok served as Darth Krayt's intermediary while his master lay in stasis. Through their mental link, Wyyrlok would carry out Krayt's wishes and direct the actions of the One Sith and their agents throughout the galaxy.

Kell Douro

A Force-sensitive Anzat assassin who serves the One Sith, Kell is searching for a Jedi to drink their "soup", believing that it will unlock the secrets of fate to him. He is dispatched by Darth Wyyrlok to investigate a Force vision Krayt had, leading him into a conflict with Jedi Knight Jaden Korr.

Nyss and Syll Nenn

Twin Umbaran assassins for the One Sith, they have the unique ability to negate other beings connection to the Force and shut down lightsabers. They are sent by Darth Wyyrlok to kill Jedi Knight Jaden Korr and use a Rakatan mind spear to place his memories in a One Sith controlled clone in order to create a sleeper agent in the Jedi Order.

    Lost Tribe of The Sith 

Sith Lady Vestara Khai

A Sith apprentice in the Lost Tribe, Vestara was identified as one of the most gifted apprentices of the Tribe by Ship when it arrived on Kesh, causing her to be taken as an apprentice by High Lady Olaris Rhea. She eventually was sent on a strike team to kill Luke and Ben Skywalker, but was captured by them and forced into an alliance to defeat Abeloth while also dealing with her attraction to Ben.
  • Affably Evil: She's really quite nice for a Sith. She'd still gut you without a second thought if she thought it would advance her goals, but at least she'd have the decency to feel bad about it.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Of the dark side, possibly.
  • Dating Catwoman: With Ben.
  • The Dog Bites Back: In Vortex, Lord Taalon beats her up and after she sees that he is turning into an Eldritch Abomination, she kills him.
  • Dual Wielding: She tends to hold a lightsaber in one hand and a sword or dagger in the other. She is ambidextrous.
  • Enemy Mine: With Luke and Ben against Abeloth.
  • Good Feels Good: In Ascension, Vestara says this is one of the reasons she wants to become a Jedi.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: She ultimately settles on Heel.
  • Moral Event Horizon: In an interesting twist, she passes her own by killing a Mauve Shirt to save Ben. Whether or not this is one for the reader is up for debate.
  • Self-Made Orphan: She's forced to kill her father after Abeloth corrupted him, and her mother dies shortly before this.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: Part of the reason why she chooses to remain a Sith.
  • Tragic Villain: She sees herself as this after she commits murder to save Ben from toxic fumes.
  • Villain Respect: After her first encounter with the Skywalkers, in which her Master and every other member of the Sith strike team end up dead at their hands, she salutes Luke as she flees out of respect for his fighting skills.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: At the end of Vortex, after she kills Taalon, who was "too high above her station", Vestara can't risk going back to the Lost Tribe, and willingly stays with Luke and Ben.
  • Well Done Daughter Girl: Ben, in one of his more Jerkass moments, mocks her for this:
    "Yes, dear Papa." "No, dear Papa." "You are amazing, dear Papa."

Sith Saber Gavar Khai

Vestara's father and a high ranking Sith Saber of the Lost Tribe.
  • Artificial Limbs: He lost one of his forearms in a duel with Luke and had it replaced with a cybernetic arm. He was worried that with the Lost Tribe's obsession for perfection, it would get looked down upon, but decided that it was too strong and powerful not to have.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: By Abeloth, causing him to turn on the Lost Tribe.
  • The Dragon: To High Lord Sarasu Taalon and Abeloth.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Which surprises Luke. Gavar married his wife because he loved her, despite her not having any ability with the Force. Once Abeloth corrupts him, he no longer cares for his family, taunting Vestara with her mother's death.
  • Happily Married: He married his wife, Lahka, because he loved her, even though she wasn't Force sensitive. However, after Abeloth starts messing with Gavar's head, he allies with her even after she destroys most of Tahv, killing Lahka.
  • Killed Off for Real

Grand Lord Darish Vol

The current Grand Lord of the Lost Tribe of Sith, Darish Vol presides over the Tribe as it returns to the galaxy after being trapped on Kesh for 5000 years, directing the formation of a massive fleet to launch a surprise attack on the galaxy.
  • Badass Grandpa: He's in his eighties and still manages to hold onto the title of Grand Lord. He even manages to Mind Rape Abeloth in a mental duel.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Abeloth. Unfortunately for him, Abeloth doesn't like sharing anything.
  • Decapitation Presentation: Abeloth shows Vol's head to Workan to announce her takeover of the Lost Tribe.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In Ascension, he comes face to face with Abeloth's true form, recognizing her for what she is and the evil that she represents. Far from trying to take control of it or enslave it like the Sith had planned up until that point, he roundly rejects any chance of alliance in horror at how evil she truly is, culminating in a mental duel that results in Abeloth being wounded almost as badly as she was in her encounters with Luke Skywalker.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Luke Skywalker.

High Lord Sarasu Taalon

A Keshiri Sith Lord, and one of the seven High Lords of the Lost Tribe. Taalon was the commander of the fleet dispatched to deal with Abeloth and Luke Skywalker.

High Lord Ivaar Workan

High Lord Viun Gaalan

A Keshiri Sith Lord who was dispatched to Dathomir to capture the Nightsisters and learn all he could from them. Luke Skywalker attempted to stop him, but Gaalan managed to hold him off long enough to board a shuttle and escape.

Sith Lady Olaris Rhea

A powerful Sith Lady who took Vestara Khai as her apprentice. Rhea was selected to command the initial strike team dispatched to track Ship and kill the Skywalkers. She died dueling against Luke Skywalker on Sinkhole Station in the Maw.

Sith Master Yuvar Xal

Sith Saber Querdan Dei

A Lost Tribe assassin, Dei has no ambition other than to serve the Tribe and advance its interests. He is assigned to kill Tenal Ka Djo and determine the identity of the "Jedi Queen". He is killed by Leia while trying to kill Tenal Ka and Allana.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Tells Allana that he's sorry before trying to kill her, since he has no grudge against her and is simply doing his job.
  • Off with His Head!: Leia ends up decapitating him in a duel.

Sith Saber Tola Annax

A female Keshiri, Tola Annax served in the Sith fleet as one of its leading commanders. She battled against the Skywalkers on Nam Chorios and later split from the Lost Tribe to join Abeloth, who sacrifices her in a trap for the Jedi.
  • Bad Boss: She sacrifices her minions to study the Skywalkers' lightsaber skills and styles, and to wear them down for when she leads a large ambush against them.
  • The Dragon: To Gavar Khai.
  • Karmic Death: Just as she sacrificed her minions against the Skywalkers, Abeloth sacrifices her in a plot against the Jedi.
  • Why Am I Ticking?: Abeloth imbues her with explosive amounts of Dark Side power and leaves her stranded on Upekzar, knowing the Jedi were investigating Sith worlds. When they arrived, Annax exploded, causing groundquakes and a volcano to erupt.

Appentice Ahri Raas

    The Community 


A clone of Jedi Knight Jaden Korr, and the only clone created at the Imperial cloning facility on the Frozen Moon that does not suffer from madness and genetic defects.
  • Gray Eyes: One of the ways that Jaden and Kheydan realize that he's a clone of Jaden.
  • Sole Survivor: He's the only clone to survive, alongside Grace.
  • Token Good Teammate: Besides the children and Wry, who had been murdered years before the events of Riptide. A few of the other clones like Hunter are more neutral however.


A clone of Lumiya, Seer became the leader of the Community due to her ability to sense and communicate with Mother.
  • Body Horror: After getting possessed by Mother, she becomes a giant bloated monstrosity.


A clone of Kam Solusar and the first clone created by the Imperials on the Frozen Moon. After slaughtering the Imperial staff at the facility, Alpha became the mate of Hunter and had two children, Blessing and Grace. When Jaden Korr arrived on the moon, Alpha fought him while the other clones captured Kell Douro's ship and escaped the moon.





    Dark Jedi 

Alema Rar

A female Twi'lek, Alema and her twin sister Numa were supporters of Jedi Master Kyp Durron during the Yuuzhan Vong War, leading a resistance movement on the planet of New Plympto that eventually resulted in the planet being destroyed. While attempting to escape on a refugee vessel, Numa became the first victim of the Voxyn, and her death planted a seed of darkness inside Alema that would grow throughout the war and beyond. During the Swarm War, Alema fell under the sway of the Dark Nest and betrayed the Jedi Order, becoming the Night Herald of Lomi Plo. Over the course of the war final battles, she became maimed by Luke and Leia, losing usage of her left arm, half her right lekku, half of one of her feet, and numerous scars when a beast tried to eat her on Tenupe. After escaping Tenupe, Alema became obsessed with punishing Leia for her wounds and the destruction of the Dark Nest, mostly by attempting to kill Han and assisting Lumiya in turning Jacen to the Dark Side. The Jedi formed a task force consisting of Jagged Fel and her former comrades Jaina Solo and Zekk to hunt her down, culminating in her death at the hands of Jag in the hidden asteroid base of Darth Vectivus.
  • Born into Slavery: She and her sister were rescued by Jedi Knight Daeshara'cor. Her death at the Battle of Ithor is what began Alema's descent into the Dark Side.
  • Famous Last Words: Not "words" so much, as she sent them telepathicly to Jag.
    "Remember. Remember us as we used to be, before the universe turned against us. Young, beautiful, strong, brave, admirable, loved, loving..."
  • Insane Troll Logic: She still thinks like a Killik in Legacy of the Force, so this comes into play a lot.
  • Killed Off for Real: By Jag in Fury.
  • Laser Blade: Used a silver bladed lightsaber as her original weapon. Luke took it from after she fell to the Dark Side, and she crafted a new one that had a blade that was so blue that it looked black.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She always wore clothes two sizes too small for her. Even after she got maimed.
  • Mutilation Conga: Played for Drama. Her reasons for vengence against Leia actually invoke sympathy from Lumiya.
    "She took our lekku, and so we can't communicate fully with others. She caused the destruction of our nest, too. And she took what attracted others to us, our beauty. We're lonely, and we can never touch the world properly again."

Lord Nyax / Irek Ismaren

  • Emotion Bomb: He can overwhelm anyone who comes near him with negative emotions. It's enough to break the wills of most muggles and force them to serve him, and can seriously give pause even to a Jedi Master.
  • A God Am I: Well, abstract concepts like "god" are probably beyond him, but he certainly considers himself the most superior being in the universe.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Or in a stasis chamber on Coruscant. When the Vong took the planet and cut the power, it set him loose.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Killed his own mother. Of course, he didn't exactly recognize her anyone when he did it...
  • That Man Is Dead: Described in the narration as "The thing with Irek Ismaren's face."
  • Took a Level in Badass: As Irek, he was a supporting villain in Children of the Jedi. Then in Enemy Lines he came back as this thing...
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His higher brain functions are pretty much nil, but even on pure instinct he's a monstrously powerful Force-user and a capable of annhilating approx. twenty Yuuzhan Vong warriors with minimal effort.
  • The Voiceless: Again, with next to no higher brain functions, he's completel non-vocal. He communicates through crude Force-based telepathy.


A former member of the Old Jedi Order, Dray fell to the Dark Side at some point and suffered brain damage after being shot in the head. After having visions of the coming Yuuzhan Vong invasion, Dray came to beleive that Jedi Apprentice Finn Galfridian would play a key role in the war and attempted to make him his apprentice, until Finn discovered that Dray had fallen to the Dark Side.