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- Action Girl: Kerra is just as badass as any male Jedi, and far more so than many.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Somewhat deconstructed, as she can't stop fighting the Sith.
- Determinator: Feeds into her epic-sized Chronic Hero Syndrome.
- The Fettered: She grows more exhausted as the mission rages on and she can't save everyone.
- The Hero: She's the titular Knight Errant and the protagonist
- The Lancer: To her former Master, Vanner, in the first issue.
- Knight Errant: Well, duh. Kerra travels between the stars, fighting Sith and saving innocents. It's even given a Lampshade Hanging.
Some kind of Knight errant, running around in Sith space alone, is that it? Saving student bodies here and there. Kerra Holt:
No, this is new. Usually I save whole planets.
- Meaningful Name: Knight Errant.
- Super Not-Drowning Skills: A literal example. Since she grew up on a planet where the primary industry is based around underwater agriculture, she's really good at holding her breath, which comes in handy when she's on a ship suddenly exposed to vacuum.
- Tuckerization: Her last name is a reference to Andy Holt Apartments, where John Jackson Miller lived in for a while.
- Retired Badass: When the Jedi pulled back from Sith space, Palladane stayed behind to care for the people anyway he could while avoiding direct confrontation with the Sith.
- Bald of Evil: He's got no hair, and no redeeming qualities
- Blood Knight: Killing is about the only thing close to enjoyable in Odion's world.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Even by Sith standards this guy is a monster.
- General Ripper: The enemy, his own people, and everbody in the general vicinity; they're all fair game as far as Odion is concerned.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Kerra and Yulan turn the joy of the children he had captive on him while he was wearing the Helm of Ieldis, incinerating him.
- Lack of Empathy: His disdain for others goes beyond typical Sith megalomania.
- Omnicidal Maniac: The existence of other people actually causes him physical and mental pain, which is only relieved by killing others. He figures if he kills enough people (or all of them) the pain will stop and he can rule over whatever's left.
- The Unfavorite: His mother ignored him for Daimian and he is very bitter about it.
- The Consigliere: One of the few Odion subordinates who could be said to reach the level of advisor.
- Death Seeker: Like most of the Odion follows he cherishes the idea of dying.
- The Atoner: He eventually realizes the error of his ways and turns on Odion.
- Death Seeker: As an Odionite, he worships and longs for death.
- Despair Event Horizon: After his wife and children died in a plague, Yulan saw no point in life any longer and joined Odion's death cult. Kerra's actions, and the sacrifice of her parents, manages to get him to uncross it to save the Odionate's children.
- The Dragon: To Odion.
- General Ripper: Par for the course in the Odionate, where any death is a positive.
- Affably Evil: He's not as openly fanatical and spends his time rescuing would be suicide in other sith terrotories and urging them to consider what he sees as Odion''s wisdom.
- A God Am I: Daiman thinks he's the only being in the universe that's real and that everyone else was created by his own mind. Although he seems to think that someone else may exist and be his "true opponent".
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: Daiman is essentially a very malignant Cloudcuckoolander; since every indication is that he legitimately belives himself the only real being in the whole universe, he has literally no recognizable framework for morality or relating to other lifeforms.
- The Caligula: A delusional tyrant ruling over a despotic slave empire.
- Evil Is Hammy: The man can put on a show for the masses, if nothing else.
- Lack of Empathy: Why bother when nobody else is real?
- Manipulative Bastard: Not above using Kerra for his own purposes.
- Red Right Hand: His different colored eyes as well as a Sith artifact he wears on one arm.
- Thrown from the Zeppelin: In the novel he gathers several mercenary leaders to hire for his next campaign against Odion and kills one who defies him.
Species: WoostoidShe served as an aide to the Sith Lord Daiman and was a high-ranking government official in his principality which was known as the Daimanate. While she was not Force-sensitive, her strategic position enabled her to serve as a confidant to her Sith master.
Dromika & Quillan
Dromika and Quillan
- Assimilation Plot: The Dyarchy's Celegian telepaths keep the people of their capital world enthralled to their will, and their ultimate goal is to extend this control to other worlds.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: Like Daiman they have trouble understanding the sentience and independence of others due to their sith upbringing and the nature of their powers.
- BrotherSister Team: The twin rulers of the Dyarchy.
- Cain and Abel: Their older sister Arkadia is more than willing to harm them to advance her interests.
- Creepy Child: They're teen Sith Lords whose only means of interaction with the world is Mind Rape.
- Hive Queen: It's more accurate to say that rather than ruling it, they are the Dyarchy.
- Jedi Mind Trick: It's their default method of communication. Unlike Daiman, who is at least capable of dealing with people as individuals (even if he doesn't really believe it), the twins cannot conceive of minds that are not extensions of their own, and refer to everyone else as "aspects."
- Keystone Army: Dromika is the only person Quillan can communicate with, and his commands are the only thing keeping her (and through her, the Dyarchy) functional. When the two of them are separated, Dromika quickly falls into a coma, and their state immediately dissolves as the residents of Bylurra regain their free will and rebel.
- Single-Minded Twins: Literally; Quillan's mental domination means that his sister never really developed a will of her own.
- Twin Telepathy: An extreme case. It's all they know how to do.
- Evil Chancellor: Played straight and subverted: he's a Sith, so he really is evil, but he can't even control his own actions or have a thought of his own due to Dromika and Quillan's powers, although Arkadia claims that he originally tried to use them as puppets for his own goals before being taken over.
- Fighting from the Inside: His attempts to regain control over his mind and body from Dromika and Quillan so he can kill Kerra Holt himself.
- Mind Rape: His Sith powers weren't enough to let him retain his free will.
- The Baroness: She's cold and aloof, with a thin veneer of affability.
- Dual Wielding: She has two red lightsabers that can be combined into a double bladed weapon.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Subverted; she claims that she loves her brother and sister, but she is still willing to sacrifice Quillan in an attempt to kill her grandmother.
- Faux Affably Evil: Despite her talk of "enlightenment", Arkadia is a ruthless tyrant who's quick to lose her temper when things don't go her way.
- Self-Made Orphan: It's suggested that she may have killed her father, Lord Chagras.
- Totalitarian Utilitarian: The Arkadianate runs on the principle of versatility. All citizens are expected to be competent at a wide range of jobs, through which they are shuffled at random. This also ensures that nobody is ever in a stable position to challenge her.
- Utopia Justifies the Means: That's her sales pitch. This is a self-serving delusion at best; Arkadia's subjects still lead uncertain lives at the whims of a tyrant, even they are a bit safer than under Daiman or Odion.
- Wicked Cultured: She tries to be.
- We Have Reserves: He throws his followers into battle with little in the way of strategy as long as he can spare them.
- The Brigadier: The strategist and commander of a mercenary army.
- Deadpan Snarker: He's constantly snacking about the nature of the various sith they encounter.
- Ace Pilot: She leads a fighter squadron behind enemy lines.
- Sole Survivor: Of Devil Squadron, after Zodoh executes the others.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She wants to destroy the sith, and to do so she Distributes a malignant drug amongst their population to make them too sick to serve as laborers for the war machine, at the cost of making innocent prisoners subject to the side effects of a very nasty narcotic.
Zodoh the Hutt