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All canon tropes up to The Phantom Menace apply unless otherwise noted.


     Obi-Wan Kenobi 

  • The Ace: All-round excellent at everything (except obeying orders).
  • Adaptational Badass: While canon Obi-Wan was impressive enough by himself, this one's a One-Man Army and absolute Master Swordsman by his early twenties.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Qui-Gon likes to call him "brat." Siri occasionally calls him ben'ke, which is Twi'leki, though never translated.
  • Amazon Chaser: Though he'd never admit it, Siri's combat skill in the dojo turns him on a bit.
  • Badass Bookworm: Loves his history and philosophy, a high-ranking student, and an expert combatant.
  • Berserk Button: As a young man, someone else insulting Qui-Gon could get a rise out of him like almost nothing else could.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Has this towards Bant.
  • Big Eater: As a teenager, he believes in moderation in all things. So he makes sure to eat moderately...which is to say, a little of everything.
  • Blood Knight: Downplayed. While he doesn't enjoy combat, as such, he loves sparring.
  • Character Development: Goes from a naieve, though snarky, boy to a great Jedi Knight.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Possibly the snarkiest character in the entire series. Which is saying something.
  • Exact Words: Loves using this, such as in Lineage I, when he promises Qui-Gon that he "won't stop him from doing what he needs to do."
  • The Gadfly: He can veer into this territory with friends, such as Garen, Siri, Bant, and, occasionally, Qui-Gon.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Especially after his tutelage from Dooku. Obi-Wan is quite kind, but he is definitely not to be messed with.
  • Good Is Old-Fashioned: Very big on tradition, which occasionally gets him into arguments with Qui-Gon.
  • The Hero: The main character of all of the stories.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Has a fairly low sense of self-esteem.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Obi-Wan has his moments, usually when dealing with non-Jedi.
    • During Lineage VII, he makes a few mistakes when helping Siri which clearly upset her, such as trying to grapple her. It wouldn't be such a big deal if she hadn't been raped.
  • Master Swordsman: As well as his expertise in Ataru, he's got Makashi, Jar'Kai, and "informal zombie-slaying" techniques under his belt.
  • Not So Different: Though he starts out being very Lawful Good, a decade or so of Qui-Gon's influence has him occasionally disobeying orders to follow the Force's guidance. This has his mentor proud as punch (and, when it's his authority being disobeyed, irritated).
  • The Mentor: Plays this to Zhoa and to Anakin.
  • One-Man Army: Capable of carving through enemies like a lightsaber through butter. See Legacy, where he defeats a dozen tanks single-handed, or Lineage XI, which has him demonstrate what even Mace Windu calls "impressive zombie-slaying techniques."
  • Sarcastic Devotee: He would follow Qui-Gon off a cliff. And spend the entire way down complaining.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: Zig-zagged as a young man. While he's a polished diplomat, his misunderstandings of common non-Jedi life customs can make him this.
  • UST: Has loads of this with Siri Tachi. It's eventually resolved (sort of), and they move into Star-Crossed Lovers territory.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Constantly involved in snarking matches with Garen, Feld, and Siri, but cares deeply for them as well.

     Qui-Gon Jinn 


     Yan Dooku 

  • Chessmaster: Plays dejarik and is an absolute Manipulative Bastard (see below).
  • Cultured Badass: Drinks tea, enjoys philosophy and history, and is a master of what he calls the most "disciplined" lightsaber form.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has a very, very dry wit.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Dooku has his compassionate moments. Just not very many.
  • Knight Templar: He will stop at nothing to defeat the Darkness.
  • Master Swordsman: One of the best in the Order, which is saying something.
  • Manipulative Bastard: There are many examples, but one of the most chilling is in Legacy V, when he used torture to cover slipping a tracking device into Darth Maul's body, then let him escape from the Temple, killing two Knights along the way, to trace him back to Sidious.
  • The Mentor: Taught Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan for a while.
  • Mind Probe: Capable of doing this with Telepathy. It's nasty.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: He's been fighting the Dark Side for a very long time, and done and seen plenty of things.
  • Pet the Dog: Occasionally has a moment of kindness towards Obi-Wan, such as comforting him after Qui-Gon's joining the Whills. It's clear that, despite his impeccably stoic demeanor, he really does care about the young man. In his own way.
  • Pride: His greatest flaw, which Yoda calls him out on.

     Siri Tachi 

     Mace Windu 





     Xanatos DuCrion  


     Darth Maul 

  • The Apprentice: To Sidious.
  • Foil: In-universe. He and Obi-Wan see each other as this.
  • Hot-Blooded: Actually becomes something of a plot point: One thing which reassures Obi-Wan is that he's not fighting a Dark Lord of the Sith, but rather a young buck like him.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Doesn't appear until the very end of Book 9, and isn't seen until the following book. Nevertheless, he makes quite an impact.
  • Living Weapon: Forged into one by Darth Sidious.
  • Master Swordsman: Anyone who can go toe-to-toe with Adaptational Badass Obi-Wan is definitely this.
  • The Quiet One: As per canon, he doesn't have much to say, but that doesn't make him stupid or any less dangerous.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: As per canon.

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