Characters: Star Wars Rise Of The Empire Era Jedi Order
For the main Star Wars Expanded Universe character index, click here.Members of the Jedi Order during the Rise of the Empire Era.
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- Ace Pilot: She is one of the best pilots in the Jedi Order.Her response time was amazingly fast, and her feel for her craft was instinctive. If anyone could lose four starfighters without risking damage to their craft, it was Adi.
Coleman TreborA Vurk Jedi chosen to join the Council in-between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. Famed for his diplomatic skill, Trebor was present at the Battle of Genosis where he tried to kill Count Dooku. Catching the Sith Lord by surprise, Trebor was himself ambushed by Jango Fett, who killed the Jedi Master.
- Ambadassador: All Jedi are this to one degree or another, but Trebor was notable even for a Jedi, with his main talents lying in the diplomatic arena.
- In the Back: Tried to take Dooku from behind and was himself shot in the back by Jango.
- Stone Wall: Like Obi-Wan Kenobi, Trebor was a master of Soresu, the defensive style, though his talents ultimately failed him against Jango Fett's Quick Draw.
Depa BillabaOnce one of Mace Windu's most accomplished students, Depa Billaba was the daughter that the Jedi Master never had. Unfortunately, following her deployment to Haruun Kal early in the Clone Wars, Depa snapped and went mad. Falling under the influence of tribal leader Kar Vastor, Depa butchered civilians as part of her plan to drive the Separatists out, railing about how in order to defeat their enemies and save the Republic, the Jedi would have to descend to the level of their enemies.
- Axe Crazy: Violently and dangerously insane.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With Kar Vastor she serves as one for Shatterpoint.
- Captain Ersatz: She's a Distaff Counterpart to Heart of Darkness' Kurtz.
- Dark Action Girl: Like any fallen female Jedi, Depa is one of these by default.
- Death Seeker: Tries to force Mace to kill her during their duel in Shatterpoint.
- Driven to Suicide: Tries to kill herself in a moment of lucidity at the end of the novel, but is stopped by Mace's aide, Nick.
- Final Solution: She and Vastor attempt a genocide against the Balawai capital, aiming to kill all four hundred thousand people who live their as part of their campaign of ethnic cleansing.
- Going Native: What she thinks she's done, though in the end she's more vicious than any of the Korun or Balawai of Haruun Kal.
- He Who Fights Monsters: A particularly horrible example.
- Lady of War: She used to be one, but by the time of Shatterpoint her insanity has robbed her of her grace and femininity, though not her ferocity.
- The Mentally Ill: Depa is very, very sick, and Kar Vastor's influence is not helping. By the end of the novel she's fallen into a coma as her ability to deal with reality totally collapses.
- A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: She was Mace's Padawan.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Depa is beyond help, driven completely mad by war trauma and guilt over her own actions.
- Sociopathic Soldier: A Type IV who sees no difference between civilians and soldiers.
- Nice Hat: He wears a wide brimmed hat to disguise his tall head in Outlander.
- "Sometimes a trick is just a trick. Trust me, Padawans. You will grow in the Force. But in the meantime, don't let your infatuation with its power dull your other senses."
- Deadpan Snarker
- Dual Wielding: Uses two yellow bladed lightsabers.
- Famous Last Words: During his Heroic Sacrifice:"I'll tell you the most important thing you need to know about the Jedi... we're not afraid to die for a worthy cause."
- Fun Personified
- Heroic Sacrifice: During the Yinchorri Uprising, he gets mortally wounded and stays behind to buy the rest of the Jedi strike team time to escape by destroying a Yinchorri army by using his lightsaber to blow up a fuel tank.
- The Trickster: Enjoys playing tricks on Padawans, usually to get them to stop using the Force to think about things and trust their other senses as well.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Plo Koon.
- Action Girl
- Alien Hair: Her lekku/head-tails.
- Canon Immigrant: She's one of the few Expanded Universe characters who made it into the movies.
- Blue-Skinned Spacebabe
- Fanservice Extra: In the Movies, she's just a well-endowed Stripperific female Jedi, with very brief scenes. She got a larger role in the Expanded Universe.
An'ya Kuro (AKA "The Dark Woman")
- Cool Old Lady
- Dark Is Not Evil
- Deadpan Snarker
- Do Not Call Me Paul: She dislikes being called by her real name, believing that a Jedi having no attachments should extend to their name.
- Green Thumb: She can use the Force to control plants.
- My Greatest Failure: Failing to rescue Aurra Sing.
- Training from Hell: Has a reputation for inflicting this on her students.
- Dual Wielding: Uses both his lightsaber and his father's.
- Healing Factor: Her unique Force connection gives her one, though she loses it at the worst time when she transfers her Force reserves to Obi-Wan after being stabbed through the chest by Ventress. If not for having to aid Obi-Wan's escape that way, Fay would have been able to recover from even the wounds Ventress dealt her.
- Space Elves
GlaiveA male human and Jedi Master of Padawan Zule Xiss. Glaive is a huge and brutish man with little tact or patience, although he is a fierce warrior. During the Clone Wars, he and Zule went with Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan Anakin Skywalker on a mission to investigate a Gungan colony on the moon of Ohma-D'un.
- Badass Mustache
- Bald of Awesome
- The Big Guy: He is probably one of the most physically imposing Jedi in the order, and relies on brute strength to solve problems.
- Jerkass: He is not very well liked amongst the Jedi due his brutish nature. Even Zule admits to hating him after his death.
- Off with His Head!: He is decapitated by Asajj Ventress during the mission to Ohma-D'un.
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Quinlan VosA Jedi Master who quickly became one of the most popular characters in the series.
- Batman Gambit: Heto locate the unknown Sith Lord controlling the senate by testing every senator for midichlorians. Unfortunately, he explains this plan to Palpatine, who arranges for his death.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: As a Jedi Master, his title is Master Bayts. Randy Stradley inserted him as a joke character in the Acts of War miniseries which preceded Republic and was surprised when the editor didn't seem to pick up on the pun.
TholmeA male human, Tholme was a powerful Jedi who was skilled at manipulation, spying, and combat. His skills at subterfuge made him a vital part of secret Jedi missions, and key player in the Clone Wars. He trained both Quinlan Vos and Aalya Secura and had a close relationship with fellow Jedi Master T'ra Saa.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He wears dark robes, has a rather sinister appearance at times, and often takes actions that flirt with breaking the Jedi Code and the dark side, but he is a dedicated Jedi who seeks to uphold the values of the Republic.
- Eye Scream: He lost his left eye dueling Count Dooku on Bakura shortly after the Battle of Geonosis.
- Faking the Dead: A specialty of his: he can enter an Anzati Death Trance, which can fool his enemies into thinking him dead, only for him to emerge from it and wreck havoc on them when they least expect it.
- Guile Hero: He specializes in creating complex plots, overseeing spies, and manipulating enemies of the Jedi.
- Handicapped Badass: Averted: his right leg was crushed by rocks in his duel with Dooku, leaving him with a severe limp. Tholme refused to get a artificial replacement, instead using a cane, and ceased going on missions for most of the Clone Wars. When he does take the field again, he gets his leg replaced, realizing that his own dislike of cybernetics had clouded his judgment and prevented him from getting involved in several conflicts where his presence would have been very beneficial.
- Life Will Kill You: He avoided Order 66 due to being on Nar Shaddaa with T'ra Saa and Khaleen Hentz at the time, but eventually passed away from old age on Anzat.
- Master Swordsman: Even Count Dooku acknowledges his skills with a lightsaber, believing him to be one of the few Jedi who truly understands how to use one.
- Meaningful Name: His name is a reference to Sherlock Holmes.
- Only One Name: He has no last name.
- The Spymaster: He runs the Jedi Order's spy network and handles the assignments of any Jedi undercover.
- Worthy Opponent: Count Dooku regards him as one, and has a lot of respect for Tholme.Dooku: I really must compliment you, Master Tholme. You've kept up your dueling skills better than most Jedi. Too many use it merely to deflect blaster bolts. Inelegant. We share a respect for the old ways, you and I - and more. You have seen the corruption as I have. There must be change. Embrace it! Join me!
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- Always Someone Better: How she feels when she saw her master praising Anakin. Also how her brother Dean her, since her parents always had nothing but praise for her, even though they never actually saw her after sending her to the Jedi.
- The Greatest Story Never Told: Never one ever learned that she and Thrass sacrificed their lives to save some of the members of Outbound Flight.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Gave her life to safely crash the remains of Outbound Flight and save those who remained aboard.
- It Has Been an Honor: With Thrass before they die.
- The Ace: He is treated as the greatest Jedi knight of his generation in the backstory. However, Hett resents this status because it conflicts with Jedi ideals, and he is only as zealous as he is because it distracts him from the feelings of depression caused by his separation from his family.
- I Have Many Names: He gathered a collection of heroic titles during his time as a Jedi.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: As the leader of the Sand People in the Outlander story arc.Hett: I'm a war leader, my friend, not a king.
- You Can't Go Home Again: His duty as a Jedi prevents him from visiting his homeworld. He considers leaving the Jedi Order so he can go back to his family only to discover that they were all killed by revolutionaries when he was away..