Character page for characters appearing mainly in Jude Watson's Jedi Apprentice, Jedi Quest, and The Last Of The Jedi, as well the Legacy of the Jedi & Secrets of the Jedi standalone novels; the trilogy's Creator-Driven Successor, Rebel Force; Prequel comic miniseries, Jedi The Dark Side; and the Interquel short story, Ghosts of the Sith. This page contains spoilers identifying several Hidden Villains. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
The Jedi Order
Jedi Initiate/Knight/Master Qui-Gon Jinn
Jedi Initiate/Padawan/Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi
Jedi Padawan Anakin Skywalker
Jedi Master Adi Gallia
Jedi Master Thame Cerulian
Species: Human (Corellian)
A famed Jedi Master, he was the master of Count Dooku.
- The Ghost: The only work where we aren't told about him secondhand is The Jedi Path, where we see his commentary on various topics about the Jedi.
Jedi Initiate Lorian Nod
Homeworld: Junction V
A fellow Initiate of Dooku. Though the two were friends, their relationship began to falter when Lorian became jealous of Dooku being assigned to be Master Thame Cerulian's Padawan. After being discovered for falsely accusing Dooku of stealing the Dark Holocron, Nod was removed from the Jedi Order and placed in AgriCorps, though he would go rogue and cause trouble elsewhere.
- The Atoner: It takes him being expelled for the Jedi Order and 20 years in prison, but he turns into an honest, decent leader who looks out for his people and is willing to genuinely help Obi-Wan and the Republic.
- The Cameo: He is briefly mentioned in a flashback in the Legends novelization of Revenge of the Sith.
- Et Tu, Brute?: Both inflicted this and Dooku and was on the receiving end of it at various points.
- Jerkass: Takes criticism and the success of his rivals poorly.
- Pirate: He became a space pirate in the years after being expelled from the Jedi Order.
- We Used to Be Friends: He and Dooku were friends until jealousy got between them.
Jedi Initiate/Master Tahl
Homeworld: Noori (birthworld), Coruscant
A close friend of Qui-Gon.
Jedi Knight Feemor
The son of a farmer, he was Qui-Gon's first Padawan. Though he was successfully trained to knighthood, when Xanatos left the Jedi Order and turned to the dark side, Qui-Gon overlooked his success with Feemor out of guilt for inadequately mentoring Xanatos.
- Nice Guy: Seems pleasant and grateful towards Qui-Gon in his brief comic appearance.
- Remember the New Guy?: Many books act as if Xanatos was Qui-Gon's only previous apprentice. One exception is the Visual Dictionary, which states that Qui-Gon trained his first apprentice to knighthood, his second (unnamed, but implied to be Xanatos) failed to become a knight, and that Obi-Wan is Qui-Gons third apprentice.
Jedi Initiate/Padawan/Knight Siri Tachi
She used to be the Padawan of Adi Gallia and was the Master of Ferus Olin.
- Boyish Short Hair: As an adult.
- The Cameo: In Jedi.
- Character Death: She gets fatally shot by Magus on Azure early on in the Clone Wars in "Secrets of the Jedi", the conclusion to Jedi Apprentice and Jedi Quest.
- Lady in Red: One of her outfits as an adult.
- Laser Blade: Her lightsaber color is violet.
- Lost Lenore: To Obi-Wan.
- The Rival: Was this to Obi-Wan in Jedi Apprentice.
Jedi Padawan Ferus Olin
Homeworld: Bellassa (adopted)
The Padawan of Siri Tachi.
He is the main character of The Last Of The Jedi book series.
- 100% Adoration Rating: Anakin is probably the only character who isn't an enemy of the Jedi who doesn't like him.
- The Ace: Frequently stated to be gifted and popular, excelling at everything he tried. He was popular with the Jedi Council and admired by other students.
- Badass in Distress: During the School of Fear, and a few times when he's an Imperial prisoner in The Last of the Jedi.Ferus: I am sorry for needing rescue, Master.
- Formerly Fit: He's put on some weight by the time of the Death Star's Destruction.
- My Greatest Failure: Leaves the Jedi Order in disgrace due to feeling that his overconfidence on a mission got a fellow Padawan killed.
- Private Investigator: He served as one after leaving the Jedi Order, as well as a spy in the Clone Wars.
- The Rival: To Anakin.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: Frequently described this way while he's a Padawan, which perhaps is why he and Anakin don't get along that well.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin has a silver hue.
- The Cameo: He is briefly mentioned as having escaped the Jedi Temple and being pursued by clones in the Republic Commando series.
- Rubber Man: He's a Teevan, a species with high flexibility that's good at bending their bodies in ways humans can't.
- Sweet Tooth: Tru carries around candy that he shares with his friends.
- Uncertain Doom: He is presumed dead in the immediate aftermath of Order 66, as Ferus finds his lightsaber stacked up in a pile at the Jedi Temple taken from slain Jedi.
- We Used to Be Friends: One of Anakin's closest friends throughout the series, he turns his back on him out of anger at Anakin having known that Ferus's lightsaber was defective but having failed to warn him in the hopes of seeing him humiliated, something which inadvertently got Darra killed.
The Master of Tru Veld.
- Ace Pilot: Often flies the ship containing himself, his apprentice and their fellow Jedi.
- Laser Blade: He uses a silver-bladed lightsaber.
- Late to the Tragedy: He survives Order 66 due to being off on an investigate mission without any clones, and remains unaware of Order 66 for some time afterwards.
- Lightning Bruiser: A tall and imposing Jedi, but one capable of moving with great speed in combat.
- The Quiet One: He doesn't talk accept when he feels the need to. As Solace puts it;She was no chatterbox, but Ry-Gaul was the most silent being she'd ever met.
- Communications Officer: She is an expert at jamming and intercepting signals.
- Fragile Speedster: She's a fast, and skillful combatant, but is prone to getting badly injured.
- Heroic Ambidexterity: She can use her lightsaber equally well with either hand
- Only Sane Man: She's constantly stuck trying to mediate the rivalry between Ferus and Anakin and isn't afraid to snark about how unprecedented their rare bouts of cooperation are.
- The Pollyanna: Gives off so much positive energy in the earlier books that her fellow Jedi can literally feel it.
- Redheaded Hero: A noble Jedi with ginger-colored hair.
- Stay with Me Until I Die: Asks this of Anakin after being wounded at Haariden, although she survived that wound.Darra: Stay with me until I fall asleep. It's lonely here.
- Signature Headgear: She often braids her hair with ribbons.
- Ace Pilot: An accomplished straighter pilot.
- Beneath the Earth: He spends a year hiding from the Empire in the caves of Illium.
- Decoy Getaway: While it didn't get him killed, he once impersonates Obi-Wan as a decoy during the conflict with Xanatos and Bruck Chun.
- Enemy Mine: Ends up escaping Order 66 with the help of the separatist forces he'd been fighting a while earlier.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: He and Obi-Wan playfully snip at each other sometimes.
- Boyish Short Hair: According to the cover of one book.
- Breakout Character: One of the more iconic and frequently appearing characters introduced in The Last of the Jedi.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: She's driven to help others and beats herself up over any failures.
- Defrosting the Ice Queen: The fall of the Jedi, and the time she spends with Ferus and the others has a positive effect on her personality.
- Laser Blade: Carries a green lightsaber.
- Lightning Bruiser: Renowned for her speed in combat.
- Meaningful Rename: Now calls herself Solace to signify the mission and purpose of the Erased, as well as her attempt to leave behind her Jedi roots.
- No-One Could Have Survived That: Escapes an attack on her community by diving off a cliff, into the water. It fools the stormtroopers, although Inquisitor Malorum quickly realizes otherwise.
- Renowned Selective Mentor: She was a respected combat trainer at the temple, but never deigned to take a padawan of her own.
- The Un-Reveal: Exactly how she survived Order 66 is never revealed.
Species: Mon Calamari
- Brutal Honesty: Tends to be blunt and to the point, although it has less to do with hard truths and more with focusing on the task at hand.
- Lightning Bruiser: She moves faster than both Obi-Wan and Siri in combat.
- Mentor Archetype: Has a close, guiding relationship with her Padawan.
- Only a Flesh Wound: The climax of her first appearance has her fighting even with a bad wound to her side, dismissing it as nothing once Darra points it out.
- Badass in Distress: A capable warrior and survivalist whose nonetheless held hostage briefly by Granta Omega.
Ferus's business partner, friend, and husband. After the rise of the Empire, he and Ferus joined the Eleven rebels on Bellassa.
- Death by Origin Story: He dies early in the series, giving Ferus much to angst about.
- The Lost Lenore: A rare male same-sex example of this trope.
- Happily Married: Him and Ferus were not only married, but best friends and the memory of Roan is one of Ferus' major driving influences.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Not him but his parents who have to learn about his death from their fugitive son-in-law.
- Together in Death: Either his spirit or a hallucination of him appears before Ferus as he lays dying from fatal wounds.
- Dark and Troubled Past: His mother died in the Clone Wars, and his father and brother were murdered for protesting against the Empire.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: He's wiped of his past memories in order to live in peace and make it less likely that the Empire can find him.
- Street Urchin: Lived on the streets after his family died, controlling part of the black market, and frequently implying his skills while running from the Empire.
- Two Aliases, One Character: He might have also been the potentially brainwashed Imperial Agent X-7 in the Rebel Force series.
- Badass Longcoat: His manner of dress resembles a noir character.
- Face of a Thug: He's initially mistaken for a criminal by Ferus.
- Intrepid Reporter: He tried to expose Palpatine's corrupt ties to the Seperatist during the Clone Wars, causing a bounty to be placed on his head after the Emprie was established.
- Made of Iron: He's shot and believed dead when the Empire attacks the Erased, but was only wounded and manages to keep up with the others as they flee.
- Motor Mouth: He can be fairly chatty about subjects he's knowledgable towards, like the Coruscant Underworld.
- Prison Break: He's captured by the Empire but escapes from jail thanks to Ferus and Dex's waitress droid.
- Arch Nemesis Dad: Her father is the leader of one of the warring governments she opposes.
- First Love: To Obi-Wan.
- Missing Mom: Her mother died in the war, and her brother has spent several years working at a munitions plant.
- Redheaded Hero: A red-haired girl trying to bring peace to a planet that's been fighting a war for too long to remember the reason.
- Ace Pilot: She's introduced leading a starfighter wing against the Empire and is later able to outfly some of their pursuers.
- Broken Pedestal: When she finds out that her friend and commander, Toma is The Mole for Vader.
- Combat Medic: She was training as a doctor when the Clone Wars started.
- Enemy Mine: Helped save the life of her former enemy Garen Muln.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: She'd been discussing surrendering Acherin to the Jedi when Order 66 broke out.
- Honor Before Reason: She didn't agree with the Separatist ideals but fought for them due to believing that they had the inherent right to secede from the Republic.
- The Remnant: Her faction goes from fighting the Republic to fighting the Empire, although with fairly heroic goals.
- Deadly Deferred Conversation: Happens on Obi-Wan's part when Tyro wants to warn him about his discoveries about Palpatine while Obi-Wan is busy trying to thwart Omega's senate attacks.
- He Knows Too Much: He was killed for getting an inkling of Palpatine's secrets.
- Verbal Tic: Due to a superstition of his culture he's always going to great lengths to avoid saying the word "goodbye", seeing it as a jinx.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: He recognizes that there is corruption in the Republic but believes it can be defeated.
- The Baby of the Bunch: The youngest of the Erased.
- Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: He manages to escape the attack on the Erased based but was briefly believed dead by the others.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Fled into the Underworld rather than serve the Empire.
- Strong Family Resemblance: He looks like his cousin.
Homeworld: CoruscantA member of the Erased who assists Ferus throughout the series.
- Action Politician: A former Senator willing to take part in attacks on Imperial databanks.
- Mauve Shirt: She's a decent promincine in the book where she appears but is killed at the end of it.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here: She refused to serve the Imperial Senate and went into hiding before they could kill her in retaliation.
- HeelFace Turn: They go from trying to trap Obi-Wan and Anakin to helping them.
- Maligned Mixed Marriage: Their parents (who came from neighboring tribes) and sister were eventually killed for getting married, leaving Dane and Floria orphaned.
- Non-Action Guy: They aren't fighters or killers, but are good at "tricking" people into going to whomever has the bounty on them.
- Reformed Criminal: They reappear in the Clone Wars, now working as bodyguards.
- Fire-Forged Friends: He and Obi-Wan develop a friendship while working together.
- Guile Hero: Pretends to betray Obi-Wan as part of a scheme to help him escape (while also making himself seem more trustworthy to the guards) and later uses the Jedi to ensure the collapse of the syndicate controlling his homeworld by getting the Jedi stranded there.
- Lovable Rogue: He's a self-described "freedom fighter who steals." and whose trustworthiness is occasionally thrown into question.
- Made a Slave: By Offworld mining, three years before the book, prior to escaping with Obi-Wan.
- Slave Revolt: Leads one after Obi-Wan destroys their collars.
- Lovable Rogue: Just like his brother.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Andra, a local Wide-Eyed Idealist and one-woman reformer . A later book reveals they get married.
- Big Damn Heroes: Disrupts Xanatos's turning the crowd against the Jedi by announcing he's won the lottery, then revealing that this was because he rigged it, and using this to show the crowd that Xanatos has also been rigging it the whole time.
- Catchphrase: Den often says "Jokes" after making a crack about something like selling the Jedi out.
- Lovable Rogue: One of many petty criminals who proves to be a reliable guide and fiend to the two Jedi.
- Playful Hacker: A gifted slicer, a skill he uses to exposes Xanatos's corrupt lottery.
- Never Tell Me the Odds!: Generally he's the one telling a chagrined Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon the poor odds.
- Never Win the Lottery: He plays it, but restricts himself to small bets.
- Rousing Speech: Gives one to the crowd to make them turn on Xanatos.
Homeworld: New Apsolon
The governor of New Apsolon.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: He's the responsible one compared to Manex.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Many wrongly suspect him of having murdered his predecessor.
- Non-Idle Rich: A wealthy and privileged man who supported the workers revolution, and takes a hands on role in trying to save lives and maintain order.
- Number Two: To Ewane, a fellow rebel and later the previous planetary governor, with Manex noting that they were like brothers themselves.
- One-Steve Limit: A Roan Lands appears in The Last of the Jedi
- Senseless Sacrifice: Dies trying to save Alani and Eritha, who were in no danger and had rigged this as a trap to kill him.
Homeworld: New Apsolon
- Color Motif: He enjoys having his possessions painted green.
- Conspicuous Consumption: He doesn't bother hiding his wealth.
- Due to the Dead: Sits by his brothers body for the rest of the night and later personally lights a torch to commemorate Tahl.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Zigzagged. While by no means foolish and irresponsible (it could be argued that Manex is the smarter of the two brothers), he's more focused on his business and his luxuries at first than he is on reforming the government like Roan, something he freely acknowledges.Manex: My brother is the Hero, I am the businessman.
- Gut Feeling: The reason that he's Properly Paranoid, even though there's so little evidence that he isn't confident enough to act on that suspicion.Manex: I know nothing for sure, it's all instinct.Obi-Wan: I believe in instinct.
- Hidden Depths: He seems like just a careless hedonist at first, but is a shrewd man who does care about his brother, and has a good number of Pet the Dog moments.
- Honest Corporate Executive: He doesn't feel a need to win at any cost in his business dealings, or trample over the Workers, and notes that the more peaceful and prosperous his homeworld is, the more success his businesses will enjoy after suffering under the dictatorship of the past
- Honesty Is the Best Policy: He's very forthright in discussing his motivations and opinions, as well as the fact that he himself is a potential suspect for the sinister happenings on the planet.
- Properly Paranoid: He is the first person to suspect the true villains of the arc and is careful to keep himself from being vulnerable to them.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He's ultimately accommodating and sympathetic towards the Jedi in his tenure as governor.
- Self-Made Man: Qui-Gon points out to Obi-Wan that while he may choose to spend his fortune on luxutries, it is a fortune that he did work to get.
- Successful Sibling Syndrome: Discussed. He agrees that Roan is more successful than him, and many expect him to be jealous in that position, but he is content with his own affairs and points out that Roan and his governments successes benefit him as well.
- Uncle Pennybags: Downplayed, but he is quick to volunteer his personal medical team in an attempt to save Tahl's life, and eventually lets the Jedi stay at his mansion.
- Underdressed for the Occasion: When he gets the news of Roan's death he arrives in a corpulent, undignified outfit he'd been wearing at an informal party. Obi-Wan finds it a bit distasteful but Qui-Gon points out how the fact that Manex raced over immediately and didn't take the time to change is a greater indication that his surprise and grief are genuine.
- Took a Level in Badass: Due to his association with Obi-Wan, who points this out when Treemba shows some doubt in himself.Obi-Wan: What about your courage? Think about it, Si Treemba. You were dying, and you still would not betray me. You just faced down a Hutt!
- Cain and Abel: His brother does love him, but is willing to try and discredit him in order to usurp him due to being The Unfavorite.
- Family of Choice: Prefers the family he was raised in to his birth family.
- Rebellious Princess: Gender Flipped, he refuses to return home to his father, nearly starting a war.
Homeworld: FregoWhite Sheep to a gang family, who tries to expose her husbands killers and end the corruption on her homeworld, while being targeted for death.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Absolutely trusts both her mother-in-law and her cousin, but both are trying to stop her, the mother-in-law due to being the actual leader of the criminal organization and her cousin due to wanting to protect Lena and feeling that she has no chance of success.
- Cruel to Be Kind: She tries to scare Lena out tof testifying, but only because she's convinced it will get her killed for no reason and doesn't want to lose the last relative she has left, and comes around after a talk with the Jedi.
- Orphan's Ordeal: Her parents where killed by the Cobral syndicate.
- Taking the Bullet: Leaps between Lena and a blaster bolt.
- Good Samaritan: Risk their lives to help the Jedi out of a desire to improve things.
- The Infiltration: They help the Jedi infiltrate Decca The Hutt's headquarters by having them pretend to be members of Swanny's band.
- Native Guide: Serve as the urban version of this for Obi-Wan, Ankin and Master Yaddle.
- Those Two Guys: Tend to appear together and have some nice banter, also making them the books Plucky Comic Relief.
- Tunnel King: They work in the tunnels and guide the Jedi through them.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: Gets himself sent to the medical wing, despite no one ever coming back from there, after Ferus ends up enemies with the prison gang leader due to feeling that whatever waits him there is probably better.
- The Cynic: He's given up any hope of escape, release, or seeing the prison bullies defeated.
- Doomed Fellow Prisoner: Although it's by his own choice.
- Happy Flashback: Likes to remember picnics with his wife and is annoyed at Ferus interrupting it.
- No Name Given: He's only known by his cell number.
- The Old Convict: Describes the prison and its nature to Ferus and gives some advice about life there. Scarily, he's only been in there for a year at most, as it's a new prison, but a very crushing one.
- The Quiet One: He gets some lengthy monologues, but according to Ferus, remains silent for long periods of time and rarely says anything to Ferus besides asking him to move his boots.
- What Are You in For?: Averted, he refuses to talk about his past and says that guilty or innocent, no one there got a trial so it doesn't really matter anyway.
- Opt Out: As The Young themselves experience friction she initially attempts to lay low until the trouble is over, but does tell Obi-Wan the truth about who is behind what.
- Lovable Rogue: A band of petty criminals who nonetheless end up helping the Jedi.
- Opportunistic Bastard: They initially tag along hoping the heroes will lead them to some valuable medicines a dead fine of there's had, so they can sell them.
- Reformed Criminal: Take jobs as waiters at the end of the series.
- Took a Level in Kindness: They soften a bit and have some heroic moments over the two books they appear in.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: It's unclear what becomes of them after Dex takes over the diner they'd settled down at.
Homeworld: New Apsolon
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has some good scars, as a result of being tortured by the secret police.
- Honorary Uncle: Helped raise Eritha and Alani while their father was a political prisoner.
- Working-Class Hero: A laborer and proponent of reform who resisted being tortured by the Secret Police (although they framed him as a collaborator anyway).
- Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: Teda is in definite need of being overthrown, and he's happy to oblige.
Homeworld: New Apsolon
- Every Scar Has a Story: Bini has several scars on her hands, showing "how hard the work conditions were at the quarries better than words could."
- Killed Offscreen: Their camp is attacked, and while the Jedi race to help them, all they find are the corpses of Ketva, Bini, and everyone with them.
- The Pig-Pen: Their skin is coated with gray rock dust.
Homeworld: New Apsolon
A leader of The Eleven, Bellassa's Resistance movement.
A member of the Eleven.
- The Bus Came Back: Has a supporting role in the first book, then spends most of the first half of the series off-screen before becoming a mainstay for the second half of the series.
Homeworld: New Apsolon
A Worker of New Apsolon, former political prisoner, and tour guide.
- I Did What I Had to Do: She's willing to go to dangerous lengths to hide the fact that Lenz is -falsely- on a list of collaborators for the old regime.
- Torture Always Works: Averted, she refused to crack due to her loved ones being made to watch her torture, and making her determined not to fail in front of them.
Homeworld: New Apsolon
An Arms Dealer on New Apsolon and associate of the Workers faction.
Rebels who briefly work with Trever and Ferus to try and prevent a corrupt prime ministers ascension under the empire.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Nek is a smiling, idealistic young woman whose code name is derived from a brutal fighting beast.
- No Name Given: They are only known by codenames (those of various animals) due to the nature of their work.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Dinko is arrested by the empire, the other two go into hiding, and none of the three are ever mentioned again.
Queen of Gala and mother of Prince Beju.
- Abdicate the Throne: Her intention is to abolish the monarchy and set up a governorship in its place. The Jedi came to supervise the elections.
- Arranged Marriage: Mentions that her marriage to King Cana was this and that they had never met before their wedding.
- The High Queen: A well-respected, powerful woman, whose also seeking to end the monarchy.
- My Greatest Failure: Views her son Beju as this for how he turned out.
- You See, I'm Dying: Outright says this to Qui-Gon when he meets with her. This is actually due to poisoning though and she recovers once it stops.
- Heroic Bastard: She was born illegitimately and is a respected leader of her people.
- Rightful King Returns: Although she doesn't intend to rule, merely to prevent sinister forces from ruling over the well-meaning Wila Prammi.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: She initially thinks the claims about her birth are a trick to lure her out of the hills and into a trap.
- Boring, but Practical: Her proposed political platform is solid, but not dynamic.
- Brutal Honesty: She is described as not mincing her words, which costs her support in the polls.
- The Good Chancellor: She was this in the past, but those ties to the monarchy cost her some public support.
- Landslide Election: She wins an overwhelming majority of the votes after one of her opponents drops out of the race and the other turns out to be corrupt.
Homeworld: Vorzyd IV
The leader of the Freelies, a group of activists/vandals trying to convince their society to value human emotion in addition to job productiveness.
Jedi Padawan Xanatos
Homeworld: Telos IV
Qui-Gon Jinn's second Padawan, Xanatos was a bright student who was frequently praised for his technical ability. On a mission to his homeworld, Xanatos betrayed Qui-Gon to his father, Governor Crion. When Qui-Gon cut down Crion in front of him, Xanatos swore revenge. He went on to fund Offworld, a mining corporation with a hand in numerous illegal concerns galaxywide, and made several attempts to get his revenge on Qui-Gon, including trying to blow up the Jedi Temple and steal the treasury. Cornered on Telos, Xanatos ultimately committed suicide rather than be captured.
- Arch-Enemy: To Qui-Gon.
- Avenging the Villain: Seeks vengeance for his equally corrupt father.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: Leaps into acid instead of letting himself be captured.
- Big Bad: Of Books 1-8.
- The Chessmaster: With such a name, how could he not be? At one point, he spends thousands if not millions of credits to help people, just as part of a greater scheme to hurt Qui-Gon.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Offworld trafficks in slaves, kills those who get in its way, buys out governments, and does more environmental damage in one day than most Captain Planet villains did in the show's entire run.
- The Corrupter: To Bruck Chun in "The Captive Temple", and later, to the entire planet of Telos in "The Day of Reckoning".
- Create Your Own Villain: Xanatos became a dark jedi after seeing Qui-Gan kill his father (although there was a lot more to it than that).
- Disney Villain Death: Jumping into a pool of acid? Yeah, definitely counts.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: He's a pale, dark-haired man with an aura of menace and long list of crimes.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His family's deaths are one of the many factors that made Xanatos leave the order.
- FaceHeel Turn: He really did have the potential and the desire to be good, before the death of his sister and confusion about who was wrong in the conflict caused him to side with is rather over Obi-Wan, with his father's death sealing their enmity.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Used his dead father's signet ring to burn a pair of crescent scars into his face. A likeness of them serves as the Offworld logo.
- Greed: A driving motivation with him. When it's not Revenge, that is.
- It's Personal: With Qui-Gon.
- Kick the Dog: Spends most of The Day of Reckoning doing this to Obi-Wan over Bruck's death.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: His death in Jedi Apprentice becomes important for Jedi Quest, because his son succeeds him as the Big Bad.
- Manipulative Bastard: He ends up being this, as he loses or at least draws every direct fight he gets into with Qui-Gon.
- The Man Behind the Man: To Deca Brun (Book 4), Bruck Chun (Book 7), and Telosian security (Book 8).
- My Greatest Failure: Tries to force Qui-Gon to accept that he is his.
- A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: Qui-Gon's Padawan who turned traitor.
- Revenge: Wants some on Qui-Gon.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!/Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Indulges in a little bit of both.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: When he ws a kid, prior to turning to the dark side, he was a stiff, somewhat arrogant presence at times, but with a playful, decent streak he sometimes showed to Obi-Wan or his sister.
- Villain with Good Publicity: In Day of Reckoning, Xanatos is loved by the people of his planet (he earns sincere cheers whenever he enters a public area) for financing a lucrative lottery that can make them rich while using the proceeds to preserve the planet's natural resources. The lottery is rigged, and he's using it to distract them while he loots the natural resources.
- Would Hit a Girl
- Would Hurt a Child
- You Killed My Father: One of the many reasons he wants Qui-Gon's head on a plate.
Jedi Initiate Bruck Chun
Homeworld: Telos IV
- Big Brother Worship: He had a younger brother who retained some contact with him, and who saw him as infallible.
- Commonality Connection: Both Bruck and Xanatos are from Telos IV.
- Disney Villain Death: Falls off a waterfall in the Room of a Thousand Fountains. However, that isn't what kills him; it's hitting the rocks hard enough to break his neck.
- Expy: Averted. If you think there's a resemblance between him and Draco Malfoy, it's a coincidence. Jedi Apprentice actually predates the Harry Potter films by two years, and the first Harry Potter book was only two years old by the time Jedi Apprentice began, so Harry Potter wasn't well-known yet at the time for there to be a Shout-Out.
- FaceHeel Turn: He becomes Xanatos's Padawan.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: His father is a politician.
- The Rival: To Obi-Wan. Siri replaces Bruck in this role later on.
- White Hair, Black Heart: A vicious ex-padawan with white-blond hair.
A fallen Jedi who worked with Xanatos's father, Crion.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: A scarred figure working to start a civil war and install a corrupt regime.
- Karma Houdini: Escapes at end of the story and is never seen or mentioned again, but lost what he cared about and has come to regret his actions.
- My God, What Have I Done?: He's upset by Nason's death and tries to stop the Civil War from breaking out.
- The Un-Reveal: Why he left the Jedi Order is never revealed.
Jenna Zan Arbor
A renegade Mad Scientist with a passion for discovery, Jenna Zan Arbor arranged for Qui-Gon Jinn's kidnapping at the hands of Bounty Hunter, Ona Nobis, so that she might gain a better understanding of the Force. Qui-Gon's apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi rescued him and captured Arbor, though not before the scientist had both tortured Qui-Gon, and attempted to wipe out the entire world of Belasco with a genetically engineered bacterium. Escaping custody, Arbor had several run-ins with Obi-Wan and his apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, before allying herself with Granta Omega in a bid to brainwash the Senate. Omega was killed, but Arbor escaped and went on to manufacture numerous weapons for first the Confederacy of Independent Systems, and then the new Galactic Empire. She was eventually mindwiped by a kidnapped scientist named Linna Naltree, and finally killed by Darth Vader for her failure.
- And I Must Scream: She was assigned to create a serum that would wipe away specific unpleasant memories, which Vader wished to use so he could forget about Padmé. When the heroes barge into her lab, during the struggle, she gets injected with the serum and ends up forgetting everything, including her identity. By the time Vader finds her, she can only vaguely remember that she used to be a brilliant scientist, once.
- Big Bad: Of Books 11-13 of Jedi Apprentice.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With Granta Omega in Jedi Quest.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Wow, so her company saved a low-tech world from a viral outbreak? She bio-engineered food for a planet that was starving from famine? She sounds like a great gal... except she started those problems in the first place so she could be featured in the spotlight.
- Depending on the Artist: Essential Reader's Guide depicts her as blonde rather than redheaded. Everything else depicts her as the latter.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Feels bad about accidentally causing the death of Uta's son with her experiments.
- Evil Redhead: Or in Essential Reader's Guide, an evil blonde, but that's not a trope here anymore.
- Evilutionary Biologist: Bacteria, viruses, chemical weaponry...
- Fate Worse than Death: Her memory is wiped, and she loses knowledge of all her experiments, and the fact that she was once a brilliant scientist. Perhaps fortunately for her, Vader executes her soon afterwards for failing to provide him the serum that was meant for him.
- It's All About Me: She expects to be rewarded and hailed as a hero for helping others.
- Jerkass Victim: No one else is too upset about her fate.
- Penal Colony: After she is arrested by the end of A Dangerous Rescue and her crimes had been revealed to the public, she is sentenced to life on a prison world. Nobody really feels bad for her.
- Mad Scientist: She doesn't care who she has to kill to market or test her various weapons.
- Mercy Kill: Arguably, since the worst way for her to go out is forgetting everything she learned, Vader killing her in rage was probably something her old self would've wanted.
Homeworld: Telos IV
Xanatos' illegitimate son, Granta Omega is a Force Blank: a being with no connection whatsover to the living Force. Having inherited his father's wealth, and his hatred for the Jedi, Omega embarks on a campaign against the Jedi Order and the Old Republic. He makes several attempts to kill Obi-Wan and Anakin, arranges massacres and flare-ups across the galaxy, and takes down several other Jedi along the way, before meeting his end at Obi-Wan's hands.
- Avenging the Villain: Wants revenge for his father's death, which he refuses to accept as a suicide.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With Jenna Zan Arbor
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Inherited his father's controlling interest in Offworld.
- Diabolical Mastermind: A very well-connected crimelord, with multiple identities, and links to the Hutts, various Bounty Hunter organisations, a number of renegade Mad Scientists, and the Confederacy of Independent Systems, in addition to his ownership of Offworld. A firm believer in spending money to make money, he's more than willing to put contracts on the Jedi, attack the Senate with a mind-control weapon, and plot the destruction of an entire planet through civil war, and biological weaponry.
- Icy Blue Eyes: As cold and icy as his father's.
- The Man Behind the Man: To the Bounty Hunters on Ragoon VI, the civil war on Mawan, and the eventual attack on the Senate.
- Manipulative Bastard: He got it from his father.
- The Nondescript: Omega' lack of connection to the Force enables him to go unnoticed with ease, and people tend to forget him once he leaves the area.
- Revenge by Proxy: Why he targets Anakin and his friends.
- Would Hurt a Child: His plans (and on occasion his blaster bolts) don't shy away from trying to harm Anakin and his fellow padawans.
- You Killed My Father: He is also trying to avenge his father against the Jedi (or in Omega's case, apprentice of the Jedi) involved in their death.
- Amoral Attorney: He's introduced trying to prosecute Obi-Wan for Bruck Chun's death, and is doing so for money.
- Corrupt Politician: Later in life, working first with Granta Omega, then with Palpatine.
- Evil Is Petty: Constantly, such as when he tires to send Lune Divian to an Academy of Evil just to spite his father.
- Hate Sink: It would be difficult to attribute a single redeeming quality to him.
- Karma Houdini: He never suffers any punishment beyond demotion for his crimes.
- Suit with Vested Interests: He expects his career or finances to benefit any time he does an act which could be considered driven by a misguided sense of justice, or generosity.
- Death by Secret Identity: He's killed shortly after finding out Padme's children survived. He was also aware that Vader was Anakin Skywalker.
- Disc-One Final Boss: The primary threat for the first four Last of the Jedi books, then dies fighting Ferus.
- Shame If Something Happened: He discusses Amie Atim's son's school schedule while trying to get her to rat out Ferus.
- The Starscream: He hopes to discredit and replace Vader as Palpatine's apprentice.
- State Sec: He has this level of power, and is a somewhat deductive character, sniffing out secrets.
- Cain and Abel: He loves his brother, but wants to frame him for various crimes to get him disowned and become heir himself.
- The Chessmaster: Plays everyone like a fiddle as part of his schemes to become heir.
- Easily Forgiven: Although it's justified, given that he did work to stop things from going too far, his brother does love him some, and their father is actually impressed by Taroon's actions and wants someone who can be ruthless and machiavellian as his heir.
- The Evil Prince: Downplayed, but he is trying to usurp his kind-hearted brother.
- Fantastic Racism: Is fairly disdainful and hostile towards the Senali at first, but does develop some appreciation for their customs after a while.
- Never Hurt an Innocent: His plans did not call for anyone being killed and when he realizes a building he's set to be destroyed has someone inside, he joins the Jedi in trying to save her.
- The Unfavorite: His father does not treat him with any decency or respect, which motivates his plan in the first place.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Acts very sweet and welcoming, but is complicit in her father's plans, although not without regret and hesitation.
- Cool Big Sis: Plays this role to Xanatos when he's visiting. Some of this is due to Crion wanting her to manipulate his loyalties, but it's partially genuine.
- Sacrificial Lion: Becomes a casualty of the Civil War once Crion and Dairoki lose control of it.
- Affectionate Pickpocket: Introduces herself to Anakin this way.
- Anti-Villain: Barely counts as a villain at all, but is in the thrall of one for most of her sole appearance,
- HeelFace Turn: Ultimately accepts that the group has been misled and gets most of them to surrender to the Jedi.
- Minion with an F in Evil: She's not at all onboard with a lot of Gilam's criminal plans.
- The Smart Guy: She researches proposals for the groups jobs.
- These Hands Have Killed: She accidentally killed someone during one of the groups previous missions and is torn up over it.
- You're Insane!: She tells Gilam this after hearing his final plan.
Homeworld: New Apsolon
- Always Identical Twins: They look alike, although their personalities are distinct.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Do a good job pretending to befriend the Jedi they are fully willing to kidnap and use as hostages.
- Guilt-Ridden Accomplice: "guilt ridden" might be putting it too strongly, but Alani is less cold-blooded than her sister, and not as cavalier about their actions when confronted with the truth.
- Saying Too Much: Alani's talking about how they've already succeeded when confronted is used as evidence against them.
- The Sociopath: Eritha doesn't care at all for the people they hurt and cruelly taunts Qui-Gon about what happened to Tahl.
- When You Coming Home, Dad?: Their implied to have gone through this a lot growing up.
- Yes-Man: By her own admission, Alani does whatever her sister tells her to.
Homeworld: New Apsolon
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Subjects Tahl to this.
- Crocodile Tears: When Governor Roan is killed Balog goes over to his body and makes a sad expression while calling Roan "old friend" and saying he can finally rest now. Since Balog organized Roan's assassination and hates everything Roan stands for, it's obviously fake sentiment.
- The Dragon: To the twins, being their only named co-conspirator and the one doing the real dirty work.
- Former Regime Personnel: Although he's carefully hidden it from everyone (and even gotten a job working for the new reform government) Balog worked the old State Sec, torturing and murdeirng opponents of the authoritarian government. He and get hired by the new government. And his conduct and dialogue show him to be without regrets for his past actions.
- Hero Killer: Kills Tahl.
- Mole in Charge: He's the security chief, but is behind most of the security disturbances.
- Taking You with Me: Upon realizing that Omega and Abor plan for him to die as well during their attack on the senate he spends the last moments of his life trying to gun down Palpatine before the assassin droid reaches him.
- Unwitting Pawn: He's not very bright, and easily manipulated.
- Cain and Abel: Is briefly the Cain to his older half-sister, although he isn't entirely convinced of her legitimacy and ultimately makes peace with her.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He cares for his mother's safety, although he is upset by her attempts to start a democracy.
- Graceful Loser: Beju ultimately accepts that he isn't the rightful heir to the monarchy and would make a bad President, supporting more deserving candidates.
- HeelFace Turn: In the end, he accepts that he was wrong and that it is time to change.
- Royal Brat: A selfish, indulged Jerkass for his first appearance and part of his second.
- The Wrongful Heir to the Throne: A fairly selfish person who would abuse the monarchy, as well as not being his father's firstborn.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Subverted. He initially appears to be casual and even helpful to the Jedi after being found incapacitated and unable to participate in the hunt, but that was really Granta Omega disguised as him and the actual Pereg is a tougher nut.
- Technicolor Eyes: Has violet eyes.
- Throw Down the Bomblet: Thermal detonators are his weapon of choice.
Homeworld: Nal Hutta
- Bad Boss: Jemba abuses everyone (including Grelb), and Grelb acts this way towards the workers.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: They have no qualms about enslaving and exploiting people.
- I Just Shot Marvin in the Face: As Grelb is being attacked by a local predator he gets off a wild shot which accidentally kills Jemba.
- Starter Villain: They serve as the first enemies Obi-Wan faces after leaving the Jedi Temple.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: He subjects just about everyone he gets his hands on to brainwashing.
Homeworld: FregoEvil Matriarch of a crime family, who pretends to merely be the distraught, sheltered mother.
Homeworld: Nal Hutta
- Bald of Evil: He's an Evil Chancellor who's described as being bald.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: When he's found out, Giba attempts to attack Qui-Gon with Obi-Wan's lightsaber. Qui-Gon dodges the clumsy attempt and disarms Giba with ease.
- Evil Chancellor: He serves as this to Beju and his mother and is working for Xanatos and trying to kill the queen.
- Final Solution: Attempts to have the Hill People slaughtered so they cannot interfere in his plans.
- Lean and Mean: Described as being very thin.
- Playing Both Sides: More like playing two of three sides in the gubernatorial race.
- Ambition Is Evil: It makes him sell out just about anything and everyone.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Bog goes from an Unwitting Pawn and Obstructive Bureaucrat, to a Sleazy Politician, to a Corrupt Politician to an Antagonistic Governor for the Empire.
- Karma Houdini: He is still in a position of power, and fairly unrepentant the last time he's seen.
Head of the Separatist Military on Archerin.
- The Mole: He seemingly spends the whole series helping Ferus but is really a spy for Darth Vader.
- Mutual Kill: With Raina when he's caught summoning the Empire to the hideout of the resistance leaders.
- The Remnant: Leads one against the Empire, but after their defeat, is willing to betray his cause.
A supposed Rebel Leader working with Trever Flume, who is in fact an Imperial spy.
A servant on the Galacian Royal Palace.
- Big Bad Friend: He's a villain who honestly befriends Obi-Wan, who spends a long time refusing to suspect him.
- The Butler Did It: He's been trying to poison the Queen so she won't abolish the monarchy, due to wanting to keep his life as a prestigious palace servant.
- Everyone Has Standards: He ultimately comes clean in order to prevent Giba's takeover plan from succeeding.
- Villainous Rescue: When Obi-Wan is trapped in a freezer, Jono rescues him from the freezer by pretending to be a delivery boy and shoving a heavy cart at the guard, stunning him long enough for Obi-Wan to free himself. Downplayed in that he genuinely wants to help Obi-Wan.