Characters / Star Wars Rise of the Empire Era: Separatists
aka: Star Wars Rise Of The Empire Era Seperatists

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Members of the Seperatist movement during the Rise of the Empire Era.

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     Dooku's Dark Acolytes 

Asajj Ventress

Species: Rattatak

A Dark Jedi in service to Count Dooku, Ventress initially appears as Durge's partner in crime. She goes onto become one of the most feared Separatist commanders of the war, and a constant enemy of Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Contains examples of her before her depiction in The Clone Wars.
  • Bash Brothers: With Durge.
  • Broken Bird: To the point where fixing her is not an option.
  • Characterisation Marches On: Initially Ventress was portrayed exactly the same way that Durge was—as a madwoman who got off on killing everything she met. Later authors gave her more sympathetic traits, resulting in her becoming a more identifiable (if still evil) character.
  • The Dragon: As the leader of the Dark Jedi and one of the war's most prominent Separatist commanders, Ventress was Dooku's single most important agent following the death of Jango Fett and prior to the rise of General Grievous.
  • Dual Wielding: She dualwields lightsabers.
  • Hero Killer: To the point where no single Jedi is allowed to engage her alone.
  • The Power of Hate: Fuelled by rage towards the Jedi Order for abandoning her master.

Sora Bulq

  • Fallen Hero: A Jedi who fell to the Dark Side and even plotted the death of other Jedi

Tol Skorr

Kadrian Sey

     Separatist Commanders 


A brutal Gen'Dai bounty hunter in the employ of the Separatists, Durge has a hard-on for murder and no compunctions about who he does it to. He takes a particular delight in killing clones, due to Jango Fett's reputation as the best bounty hunter in the galaxy, a title that Durge believes he himself deserves. His Gen'Dai physiology, coupled with his cybernetic enhancements makes him nearly impossible to kill.
  • Ax-Crazy: Happily acknowledges his own insanity and bloodlust. His Healing Factor only adds to this, since it only brings back his brain tissue instead of healing it.
  • Armor Is Useless: Double subverted; Durge's armor contains most of his weapons and tools, but he is perhaps more lethal without it.
  • Badass Biker: In his first battle in Clone Wars, he rides a swoop bike.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: His torture at the hands of the Mandalorians after killing the then Mandalore only worsened his psychosis.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Durge has a spread nervous system instead of a centralised one, making it impossible to cripple him via any means other than total dismemberment.
  • Blood Knight: Very much like Grievous's hate towards Jedi, Durge's only reason to join the CSI was to kill Mandalorians, although they were clones. Before then he took part in the New Sith Wars to kill as many Mandalorians (who were allied with the Jedi at the time) as he could.
  • Body Horror: He is a literal mass of muscle.
  • Bounty Hunter: Aspired to become one after seeing a group of them in action.
  • The Brute: Acts as the muscle for Dooku and Ventress.
  • Cool Helmet: Wears it even after losing his armor and becoming a walking tentacled mass.
  • Cyborg: His armor is cybernetically fused with his body, but unlike most of examples, he can perfectly live without it thanks to his Gen'Dai abilities.
  • Deadly Gas: He and Ventress gas an entire Gungan colony in his first appearance.
  • Evil Is Not Pacifist: Durge's entire species, excepting himself, is made up of pacifists. He, conversely, feels an intense need for bloodshed.
  • The Faceless: His face is rarely seen, but when you see it, you know shit is about to hit the fan.
  • Front Line General: Despite San Hill's doubts, Durge is not afraid to battle in first line, and when he comes to the battlefield, he can easily change the tide.
  • Genius Bruiser: A feared, if uncaring military commander, as well as an eight foot killing machine.
  • Guns Akimbo: Uses a blaster in each hand.
  • Handicapped Badass: Due to facing lightsaber-wielding Jedi too often, he sometimes ends with his arms amputated, but the handicap does not long last as his regenerative abilities allows him to reconnect them to his body.
  • Healing Factor: If you do manage to injure Durge, this kicks in. He can regenerate from most injuries, and while decapitation will slow him down, his head can be reattached.
  • Hero Killer: The single most prolific slaughterer of Jedi until Grievous appeared.
  • Hypocrite: He hates Mandalorians for killing his master Jaing, who casually was also a Mandalorian.
  • Hurl It into the Sun: How Anakin finally deals with him.
  • Implacable Man: Verging on The Juggernaut at points.
  • Irony: Wants revenge against Mandalorians for killing his mentor. His mentor? A Mandalorian named Jaing.
  • Made Of Titanium: Both Durge's armour and the Gen'Dai himself. He can survive being submerged in lava, shot through the head, and disembowlment without any negative side effects.
  • Malevolent Masked Man: And his face is not pretty.
  • Off with His Head!: Happened to him a time or two. It doesn't kill him.
  • One-Man Army: Is a walking arsenal, to the extent that his own body is a weapon.
  • Psycho for Hire: Durge likes money, but he's really in it for the kicks.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Pushing two thousand actually.
  • Revenge: Against the Mandalorians for killing his mentor, Jaing (who was one of their own, mind you).
  • Silent Antagonist: For some reason, he has not lines in Clone Wars, apart from a brief Evil Laugh. On the other hand, in the comics he never shuts up.
  • Walking Armory: He's got twin blasters, energy shields, machine gun gauntlets, flamethrowers, spiked flails, dart launcher and his signature energized bolas.
  • We Have Reserves: To the point of using his own troops as suicide bombers at once point.
  • The Worf Effect: He and Ventress are worfed in Trenchant courtesy of Grievous.

Alto Stratus

Leader of the Jabiim Nationalist Army, which allied itself with the Separatists. Stratus was an angry, brutal man, who hated the Jedi Order and the Republic alike, and wanted to see them burn for perceived wrongdoings against Jabiim.
  • The Coup: Launched one against Jabiim's parliament in order to kill any Republic supporters.
  • Freudian Excuse: Blames the Republic for being absent during any number of tragedies that have afflicted primitive Jabiim.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Beheads the already wounded Jedi Master Norcuna in his most notable Kick the Dog moment.
  • Mutual Kill: With Jedi Padawan Aubrie Wyn, who plunges a pair of lightsabres into Stratus' chest after he shoots her.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Regards the Padawans as children. Is willing to slaughter them all anyway.

Alternative Title(s): Star Wars Rise Of The Empire Era Seperatists