This page is for characters in the Star Wars Legends New Jedi Order, Dark Nest Trilogy, Legacy of the Force, and Fate of the Jedi book series, as well as the standalone novels Millennium Falcon, Crosscurrent, and Riptide, along with the comic series Invasion. The comic series Legacy has its own page.
Note that there is significant character overlap with the X-Wing Series, with the novel Mercy Kill taking place in this time period. For characters from that novel, please refer to that series character page.
Tenel Ka Chume Ta' Djo
Tenel Ka Djo was the daughter of the man who almost married Leia in The Courtship of Princess Leia. A hot-headed princess, she was attending the Jedi Academy by the time of the Young Jedi Knights series and was friends with the Solo children. An accident during a lightsaber training session against Jacen cost her an arm, that she refused to replace with a prosthetic. She eventually grew up to inherit the throne her mother and grandmother had held before her. She had a daughter with Jacen, but had to fake Allana's death to protect her from political opponents.
- Action Mom: She remains plenty active after giving birth to Allana, sometimes leading her security forces into battle against intruders.
- The Big Girl: Blunt as a brick and good in a scrap, even after losing an arm.
- Catchphrase: "This is a fact."
- Color-Coded Eyes: She has gray eyes, which is fitting, considering her stoic, analytical personality.
- Cool Sword: Her lightsaber's hilt is a rancor tooth.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: When she was younger, she was rather humorless. She became warmer around those close to her as she developed.
- Everything's Better with Rainbows: Her lightsaber crystals are rainbow gems from the Hapes' Royal Princess tiara, though rather than resulting in a rainbow-bladed lightsaber, the blade is turquoise.
- Handicapped Badass: Lost her left arm in a lightsaber accident. Still quite badass.
- Heroes Want Redheads: She has red hair and Jacen Solo takes after his uncle.
- Laser Blade: Used a turquoise bladed lightsaber with a hilt made out of a rancor's tooth.
- Love Epiphany: She finally realizes she loves Jacen after he's captured by the Vong in Star by Star and she mistakenly believes he's been killed. After he returns though, it takes seven more years for them to actually get together.
- No Sense of Humor: At first; she develops one later.
- Rebellious Princess: In the Young Jedi Knights series.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: She's a Queen who can kick ass, even minus an arm.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: No matter how much she loves Jacen, she just can't stand aside and do nothing when he turns to the dark side.
- Tomboy Princess: When she was younger.
- The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: She never wanted to be queen, preferring life as a Jedi. To be an effective one, she often had to make decisions which conflicted with her personal ideals.
Chume'da Allana Djo Solo/Amelia Solo
Species: Human (1/2), Hapan (1/2)
The young daughter of Jacen Solo and Tenel Ka Djo.
- Badass Adorable: She may be a little girl, but she's also an Action Survivor with serious Force potential and a lot of dirty tricks. Then again, when you're part of the Solo/Skywalker clan on your dad's side and descended from Dathomir witches on your mom's, that's not surpising.
- Badass and Child Duo: Briefly with Bazel Warv, though sadly he dies defending her.
- Big Good: If the multitude of visions about her future are to be believed.
- Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": The heir to the Hapes Consortium is referred to as the Chume'da.
- The Chosen One: Allana seems to be headed this way with the frequency of people having visions of her sitting on the Throne of Balance (i.e. having some big part to play in leading the galaxy).
- In Vortex, Taalon sees the vision of Allana and is scared out of his mind of the idea of the galaxy being ruled by a "Jedi Queen." Even Abeloth seems determined not to let this future come to pass. In Conviction, a Sith strike team attempts to assassinate Tenel Ka because they (correctly) fear that she is or will be the mother of the Jedi Queen.
- In Apocalypse it's revealed that The Throne of Balance is actually where the being in charge of the Force itself sits. It's not just stepping stone to get to godhood, it is godhood.
- Dead Guy Junior: Her name is a fusion of the founder of the Witches of Dathomir, Allya, and Jacen's late brother, Anakin.
- Faking the Dead: To hide her from the various groups trying to assassinate her, Tenel Ka pretended she perished in a nanovirus attack, then sent her to be adopted by her grandparents Han Solo and Leia Organa. Allana is now the war orphan Amelia Solo.
- Heroic Bastard: Jacen and Tenel Ka weren't married.
- Little Miss Badass: Is pressed into combat at nine years old.
- Morality Pet: Inverted. The need to protect her ended up pushing Caedus to further and further extremes. Played a bit more straight in the end when he chose to save her instead of protecting himself.
- Small Girl, Big Gun: For her first combat experience, in Apocalypse. She gets a smaller weapon later on.
- What Could Have Been: An Invoked Trope by virtue of the Continuity Reboot. Presumably, her destiny would've been further addressed in the Sword of the Jedi trilogy, but it was cancelled with Crucible being the finale.
A cousin of Tenal Ka, Taryn Zel and her twin sister Trista are part of a secret Hapan organization that protects and serves the Queen Mother. After meeting Jedi Knight Zekk near the end of the Second Galactic Civil war, they entered into a relationship and became engaged after a secret mission together.
- Badass Normal: She's a bodyguard for her Jedi cousin despite having no special abilities of her own.
- Battle Couple: With Zekk.
- Fiery Redhead: Like her cousin though she's a good deal more playful.
- The Lancer: To Tenel Ka.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to her sister Trista's blue.
- Trickster Twins: Of the teasing variety.
- Twin Banter: She and Trista frequently share banter.
Aristocra Chaf'orm'bintrano, "Formbi"
Chief Navigator Peita Aabe
- The Starscream: To Soonter Fel.
Commander Hess'irolia'nuruodo, "Irolia"
A young Chiss officer of the Expansionary Defense Force, Irolia is an ally of Soontir Fel.
Close associates of Boba Fett and co.
Wife to Boba Fett, Sintas experienced a break up with him, and was frozen in carbonite for 40 years.
- Ascended Extra: At the time she was shown in Tales, her canon status was ambiguous, but it wasn't until All There in the Manual first identified her and confirmed her story as canon, followed up by Blood Ties. She also gets further developed in Legacy of the Force.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Of sorts. Though by the time she is revived, Ailyn is gone and had lived an unhappy life angry at Boba, on the other hand, Sintas and Boba make peace with each other, Boba gives her his stuff so that she doesn't have to bounty-hunt for a living ever again, Sintas gets to meet her own granddaughter and explains to her that the tension with Boba wasn't everything Ailyn cracked it up to be, and Sintas attends Mirta & Ghes' wedding, with Boba offering for her to stay on Mandalore at any time.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: Her arc is basically culminates in this, having come into the story frozen in carbonite, then getting thawed and having to live with her unfortunate repercussions.
- Human Popsicle: She was frozen in carbonite for 40 years.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Outlives her daughter Ailyn due to being frozen in carbonite.
- Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe: Boba accuses Sintas over whether or not Ailyn is actually his daughter when they get into an argument about Sintas's rape. Of course, Sintas didn't take it well.
- Rape as Drama: She gets raped by Boba's boss, Lenovar. Boba kills him, but he ends up losing his job as a Protector, gets exiled from Concord Dawn, and was followed up by Sintas & Boba's relationship falling apart and their eventual divorce.
Species: Human (Mandalorian, 1/2), Kiffar (1/2)
The daughter of Boba and Sintas, following their footsteps in becoming a bounty hunter. Being raised by Sintas without Boba's influence, she came to resent her absent father and sought revenge against him after her mother's presumed death. After seemingly killing him, she stole his identity.
- All There in the Manual: What happened to Ailyn between Blood Ties and Young Jedi Knights is told only in side material. The Insider article History of the Mandalorians explains that when Sintas mysteriously disappeared on a bounty hunting mission, she blamed this tragedy on Boba for abandoning them and became a bounty hunter to cast her revenge on him. Though she briefly stopped after learning he supposedly eaten by a sarlacc pit, she continued her quest for vengeance when she heard otherwise and killed Spar because she thought he was Boba. She then stole his armor and pretended to be Boba to get higher bounty rates.
- Ascended Extra: She and Sintas originated from Star Wars Tales Issue #7, which was non-canon until they were brought into canon by All There in the Manual (Ailyn wasn't even named until then). Ailyn would be retconned as "Boba" in the Young Jedi Knights books, would be The Ghost for Boba and her own daughter Mirta in Legacy of the Force, and appear in Blood Ties.
- Back for the Dead: She has a brief appearance in Legacy of the Force, only to be killed by Jacen.
- Becoming the Mask: When she met Makin, she only got close to the Mandalorians because she wanted to use that knowledge to help her in her quest to hunt down Boba. However, she fell in love with Makin and had a kid together, even if it ended in a divorce.
- A Birthday, Not a Break: Sintas went missing right before Ailyn's sixteenth birthday.
- Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Apparently, according to Wookieepedia, Ailyn's appearance is based on model Anastasia Heonis.
- Generation Xerox: Like her mother, she fell in love with a Mandalorian warrior and had a daughter with him, then divorced him.
- Early Installment Weirdness: Ailyn was introduced a year before Attack of the Clones casted Maori actors for Jango and Boba, making her look rather Space-Caucasian for someone who should look at least half-Caucasian and half-Maori. Unlike other characters without official live-action actors like Jaina whose depictions keep changing, post-Attack of the Clones content is consistent about keeping Ailyn's look.
- Missed Him by That Much: Played with. She dies in the second book of Legacy of the Force, still trying to avenge her mother by killing Boba, only for Sintas to come back alive in the eighth book.
- Mistaken Identity: According to All There in the Manual, she murdered Spar, having mistaken him for Boba. The mix-up has her fooled for a while.
- Posthumous Character: Though she's dead by the time of Legacy of the Force, she's mentioned repeatedly by Boba and Mirta.
- Retcon: Boba's appearance in the Young Jedi Knights books was later retconned to have been Ailyn disguising herself as Boba to explain why he was acting Out of Character in that series.
- Revenge: She wants revenge against her father for ditching her and her mother, especially after Sintas went MIA.
- "Shaggy Dog" Story: Sintas was alive this whole time; she's been in imprisoned in carbonite for the last few decades.
- Vengeance Feels Empty: When Boba asks Mirta if she ever saw Ailyn happy, she answers no. Considering she dedicated a major part of her life to blaming Boba for Sintas' death and going after him for it...
Species: Human (Mandalorian, 3/4), Kiffar (1/4)
The granddaughter of Boba Fett, Mirta was born to Fett's daughter Ailyn Vel and Mandalorian warrior Makin Marec, she became her mothers partner in bounty hunting, joining with her in their search to kill her grandfather. She eventually joins Fett after her mothers death and learning that he was nothing like she and her mother had thought.
- Anti-Hero: Type III most of the time, but can be a Type IV on a bad day, like when she kills three unarmed GAG soldiers after being tortured by Darth Caedus.
- Badass Normal: In Legacy of the Force, she is able to go up against a Sith Lord and live to tell about it without any powers of her own.
- Bounty Hunter: Becomes one, not unlike her grandfather and great-grandfather before her.
- Chickification: By Crucible, she's shown as being barely competent enough to be a chief of security for the Qrephs.
- Depending on the Artist: She's depicted as looking rather Caucasian despite having a Space-Maori grandfather (in fairness, she would only be 1/4 Space-Maori, depending on whatever her father's space-ethnicity was), though Tom Hodges depicts her in Karen Traviss's Mandalorian article as being Ambiguously Brown. This is most likely a result of her mother's physical appearance stemming from when it was assumed Boba was white before the release of Attack of the Clones.
- Disappeared Dad: Her father was killed when a starship he was on had a hull breach.
- Generation Xerox: She was raised Mandalorian by her father, and is a Mandalorian warrior like her father and grandfather.
- Happily Married: To Ghes.
- Odd Friendship: With Jaina Solo, considering she's a Jedi and her brother Jacen killed Mirta's mother Ailyn.
- Parental Abandonment: Both her parents end up dead: Marec dies in a hull breach accident and Ailyn is murdered by Jacen Solo.
- You Can't Go Home Again: Caedus had Mandalore seeded with a nanovirus that will kill any member of the Fett family who steps foot on the planet. Mirta has scientists work on a cure, but with the end of Legends, we never see if it works.
A Mandalorian commando and bounty hunter, Beviin serves a Mandalore Boba Fett's chief advisor and lieutenant. He runs a small farm on Mandalore alongside his husband Medrit Vasur and their adopted daughter Dinua Jeban.
- Anti-Hero: Type II: while he sometimes does political assassinations, he only accepts bounties on criminals and the corrupt.
- The Berserker: He can clear his mind of anything else and have a singleminded focus on killing whatever is in front of him without mercy. The one time this is shown is when he is sparring with Jaina Solo, who gets freaked out by it since Goran is so nice and laid back the rest of the time.
- Bounty Hunter: In addition to his time as a soldier, he's also been a contract killer.
- The Creon: He has had multiple opportunites to become Mandalore, something which Boba Fett would probably welcome, but Goran doesn't want the title anymore than Fett does.
- The Consigliere / Honest Advisor: For Fett: he never holds back on his opinion or criticism of how Fett is handling being Mandalore.
- Deadpan Snarker: Rarely loses an opportunity to sharpen his wit (as sharp as his sword) at Jaina's expense.
- Happily Married: He and his husband share a healthy relationship and have an adopted child.
- Master Swordsman: He uses a beskad (a sword made out of Mandalorian iron) as his main weapon. He killed dozens of Yuuzhan Vong with it in hand-to-hand combat during the war.
- Meaningful Name: In Mando'a, "goran" means "smith" and "beviin" means "lance".
- Number Two: To Fett, often being placed in charge of any potential crises that might come up when Fett isn't on Mandalore, which is very often.
- Straight Gay: He ha no real stereotypical traits and is a well-respected Mandalorian. Boba Fett treats them no different than he would a straight couple and if anything, seems to envy their familial stability compared to his own.
A blacksmith and the husband of Beviin.
- The Blacksmith: His job. He's personally responsible for making Boba Fett's customized beskar armor that he wears as Mandalore.
- Properly Paranoid: Designed Boba's armor with the goal of preventing specifically decapitation from being possible. Seeing how Jango died, this was a good precaution.
- Straight Gay: Like his husband, his interest in men is not considered strange by anyone and his marriage is healthy and stable.
Having lost his parents at a young age, he was taken in by Novoc, a family friend. He would later serve Mand'alor Boba Fett during the Second Galactic Civil War. During the war, he fell in love with and married Boba's granddaughter, Mirta.
A warrior of Clan Vevut, he took in Ghes after he lost his parents.
- Meaningful Name: In Mando'a, "ve'vut" means "gold", referencing the gold clips he uses to braid his hair.
Other allies of Boba
- Tuckerization: His name is an anagram of Raymond Ramirez, a sniper friend of Karen Traviss.
Venku "Kad" Skirata
The son of Clone Commando Darman and Jedi Knight Etain Tur-Murkan. After Order 66, he was adopted by Kal and raised in Mandalorian culture.
- Dual Wielding: He uses both of his mother's lightsabers.
- Meaningful Name:
- The Reveal: It wasn't revealed until later in the Republic Commando books that Venku from the Legacy of the Force books is the son of Darman & Etain.
Citizens of Artorias
King Caled Galfridian
- Rebel Leader: Against the Yuuzhan Vong as the head of the Artorias resistance.
Queen Nina Galfridian
Species: Yuuzhan Vong
Nina Galfridian was a Yuuzhan Vong Shamed One female and Queen of Artorias living with her Human husband Caled and his two children Finn and Kaye
Princess Kaye Galfridian
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Arbeloa, as a non-romantic example. In one issue, she asks him to relay orders to an army, only for him to tell her that she is their leader. She then points out that the height difference isn't very helpful for shouting commands to the rest of the army.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: A princess fighting to defend her home planet.
- Youthful Freckles: Has freckles, which go with her youth.
A close friend of King Caled, and a Yuuzhan Vong agent in disguise.
Arbeloa, also referred to as Arb, was a male member and sole survivor of the Cilare, a species of warriors whom the extra-galactic Yuuzhan Vong exterminated around 25 ABY at the start of the Yuuzhan Vong War.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: His species have yellow skin and he's no exception.
- Badass Mustache: Has a full mustache and is a warrior, like most of his people were.
- The Big Guy: To Kaye Galfridian.
- Delinquent Hair: His hair is styled in a mohawk.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Kaye.
- Last of His Kind: Sole survivor of the Cilare.
- Number Two: To Caled in the Artorias Resistance.
A human Mandalorian commando who commands a small army of Mandalorians, Rhal was hired by Chief of State Natasi Daala to lay siege to the Jedi Temple and eliminate anyone who stood in her way. He proved to be a complete psychopath when he murdered Jedi Apprentice Kani Asari when she came out to negotiate on behalf of the Jedi, When he began to put down a peaceful slave protest by massacring everyone involved, including a reporter filming the event, two Jedi Knights dispatched to negotiate a solution captured him and turned him over to the authorities to be prosecuted.
- The Brute: To Daala.
Borga Besadii Diori
Randa Besadii Diori
Supreme Commander Turr Phennir
- Smug Snake: He loves getting compromising pictures of famous people, and doesn't care what he has to do in order to achieve that end.
- Killed Off for Real: Courtesy of Belok Rhal.
- Consummate Professional: He's not particularly stoic, but he and his show are bywords for integrity and professionalism.
- Foil: Like Javis Tyrr, he's an enthusiastic journalist. Unlike Javis, he cares far more about honesty than sensationalism.
- Nice Guy: Dedicated to journalistic honesty, and seems to be a genuinely nice person.
- Badass Mustache: Has a pretty impressive white mustache.
Abeloth is a Force entity that is discovered living in the Maw by Luke and Ben in 43 ABY. She causes a group of Jedi Knights who stayed in the Shelter space station located in the Maw during the Yuuzhan Vong War to go crazy and try to seek her out, in an attempt to gather an army of Force users to take over the galaxy as the "Beloved Queen of the Stars", and to take their bodies as her own. When that fails, she co-opts portions of the Lost Tribe of Sith to serve her. She is eventually revealed to be related to The Ones, a group of Force entities encountered during The Clone Wars. At the end of Fate of the Jedi, her bodies have been destroyed along with a manifestation of herself in Beyond Shadows, but she will eventually reform, causing the Jedi Order to take steps to stop her for good when she returns.
- Assimilation Plot: She takes bodies as her own and absorbs minds in order to make herself stronger.
- Belated Backstory: She was the "Mother" to the Ones from The Clone Wars.
- Big Bad: Of Fate of the Jedi.
- Combat Tentacles: Her hands have long, writhing tentacles for fingers with suction cup tips, and she can use them to attack.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She used to be the Servant to the Ones, but eventually, they accepted her as one of their own, becoming the Mother. But as she was still mortal, she feared that she would lose her family one day, so she drank from the Fountain of Power and bathed in the Pool of Knowledge to be like them, but the process instead turned her into the monster that she is now, causing her family to have to seal her away every now and then.
- Dramatic Irony: She drank from the Font of Power and bathed in the waters of the Pool of Knowledge in hopes that it would mean she would never lose her family. It ultimately results in her in not only losing her family, but they have to go through the process of confronting her and sealing her away on a timely basis until they're killed during the Clone Wars.
- Eldritch Abomination: She has become an unfathomable being that is extremely powerful in both sides of the Force, even if she was once a mortal.
- Humanoid Abomination: When she's disguised as someone.
- Emotion Eater: Abeloth gains her power by feeding off peoples' negative emotions.
- Enemy to All Living Things: Death follows her everywhere.
- FaceMonster Turn: Upon drinking from the Font of Power and bathing in the Pool of Knowledge.
- Face Stealer: She can look like anyone she absorbs.
- Fighting a Shadow: The reason she's so hard to kill. The real Abeloth seems to exist almost totally within the Force and she can take over physical bodies- sometimes more than one at a time to interact with the physical universe. Killing them weakens her, but doesn't hurt her much in the long run.
- Final Boss: She's the Big Bad of the last major story arc in the Legends continuity, as well as likely the single most powerful malevolent being faced by Luke's generation of heroes. The Qreph brothers serve as a Post-Final Boss of sorts in Crucible, and Darth Krayt will survive for a few more eras to serve as the Big Bad to a much later generation of heroes.
- Galactic Conqueror: Abeloth wants to take over the galaxy because she craves adoration.
- Glamor Failure: Both Luke and Vestara can see through her illusions.
- I Just Want to Be Loved: Her real motivation stemming from her past as the Mother. In fact, love is the very reason why she turned into an abomination: she wanted to be inmortal in order to stay with the Ones forever.
- More Than Mind Control: This is how she ends up controlling every person in the Maw.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Following the title of the last book in the series, not to mention the Thuruht queen's statement about the end times arriving as soon as she learns about Abeloth's unsealment, it's basically spelled out that her main goal is to spread as much death and destruction to the universe as possible.
- Physical God: She has divine levels of power. Even Luke at the height of his power is barely able to hold out against her in the ethereal realm, and it takes an Enemy Mine between him and Darth Krayt for her ethereal realm aspect to be defeated.
- Replacement Goldfish: She tried to force Ben Skywalker and Vestara Khai to take the place of her children, though they instead fought back.
- Scary Teeth: Her mouth is filled with sharp, needle-like fangs.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: She was sealed in the Maw, which was made to imprison her.
- Was Once A Woman: She didn't become an Eldritch Abomination until she tampered with the Fountain of Power and Pool of Knowledge.
- Yandere: She inherited her interest in Luke from assimilating Callista. Notably, after Callista's spirit is expelled from her, Abeloth never again shows much personal interest in Luke.