This page is for characters in the Jedi Order from the Star Wars Expanded Universe series 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, Riptide, and Crucible. The comic series Legacy has its own page.
- Star Wars New Jedi Order and Legacy Eras
Founded by Luke Skywalker after the final death of Darth Sidious, the New Jedi Order filled the void left from the Old Jedi Order's destruction during Order 66. Unlike the Jedi of yesteryear, the New Jedi were more relaxed on certain policies such as recruitment and family ties, with several changes being either deliberate or due to Skywalker's lack of reference. Despite being heavily weakened during the Yuuzhan Vong War, they would continue to grow stronger and remain in power for a whole century, until the One Sith took over the revived Galactic Empire. But even then, several Jedi remained, and the order would once again return a few years later.
Homeworld: Polis Massa (born), Tatooine (adopted)
The Grand Master of the reformed Jedi Order, Luke began rebuilding the Order in 11 ABY, establishing a Jedi Academy in the Grand Temple on Yavin 4, with an initial class of twelve students. From there, the Order grew into more than a thousand Jedi by 44 ABY, with Luke as the head of the Jedi Council, having led the Jedi through the turmoil of the Yuuzhan Vong War, Swarm War, Second Galactic Civil War, the emergence of the Lost Tribe of the Sith, and the attacks of the Dark Side entity known as Abeloth.
Through the turmoil, Luke has gained and lost much: he married former Emperor's Hand Mara Jade and had a son named Ben, but also lost his nephew Anakin Solo and close friend Chewbacca in the Yuuzhan Vong War, and his other nephew Jacen fell to the Dark Side, becoming Darth Caedus, and was killed by his twin sister Jaina, but not before murdering Mara to secure his place as the new Dark Lord of the Sith. He continued to lead the Jedi Order against Abeloth and the Lost Tribe, before eventually retiring in Crucible.
- The Ace: Jedi, General, Pilot, Teacher, etc. Just about whatever Luke Skywalker sets his mind to, he ends up being good at. Destroying the First Death Star, leading an army, and rebuilding the Jedi Order from scratch are just a few of his achievements. His accomplishments as a Jedi are probably the most impressive, since he only received around a few weeks of formal training at the hands of Obi-Wan and Yoda during the original trilogy. This training was enough to allow him to, for a time, fight evenly with Darth Vader on Cloud City. While Luke eventually lost that duel, he goes on to defeat Vader just a year later on the Second Death Star. Afterwards, his skills continue to increase, with Luke defeating the Cloned Emperor a few years later, a fight which featured waves of power emanating from his body. During the assault on Supreme Overlord Shimrra's Citadel at the conclusion of the Yuuzhan Vong War, Luke's bladework was so fast that he appeared to be standing at the center of a hurricane to his niece and nephew, defeating some of the Vong's best warriors, along with the Supreme Overlord shortly after.
- In terms of the Force, Luke seems to be the perfect counterpart to the Emperor, in that there doesn't seem to be an ability that he can't master if he puts his mind to it. While George Lucas stated that Anakin never managed to fulfill his own vast potential, he also stated that Luke had the potential to do so, and by all counts he did. The Courtship of Princess Leia sees Luke instinctively healing himself from the brink of death, and Shadows of the Empire features the Jedi instinctively learning to enhance his reflexes with The Force, which he goes on to master to the point that he can use it during combat at any time. His skill with Telekinesis is such that he can knock down AT-AT's with ease, rebuild one of Darth Vader's castles, and later tear the same castle down. He can also do more basic things, like absorb laser blasts and cast Jedi Mind Tricks.
- By the time Luke is Grand Master of the New Jedi Order, he also possesses a number of rare Force abilities as well. These include the ability to walk on lava, become a Force Ghost, create copies of objects with The Force, cloak himself from detection by other Force Users, and attain a state known as Oneness, during which time a Force User achieves an advanced connection to The Force that allows them to almost become a part of it, with luminous energy flowing from Luke's body when he does this. By the end of the Star Wars Legends continuity, Luke is easily the most powerful Jedi in the galaxy, if not the most powerful Force User in general; with him being seen as a Living Legend and a necessary presence in solving the galaxy's problems.
- Ace Pilot: He inherited it from his father, and is considered to be one of the best in the galaxy, alongside Han and Wedge.
- All-Loving Hero: He'll offer second chances to almost anyone, unless they're absolutely steeped in the Dark Side.
- Being a strong believer in a redemption, Luke didnt hold a strict view of destroying Dark Side artifacts and killing its users on the spot, instead urging his students to help those taken by it and help them return to the Light.
- Artificial Limbs: Has an artificial hand.
- The Atoner: Has shades of this at times. Part of the reason he left the New Republic Military after the events of Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor is because of the tremendous loss of life that resulted from the battle, which Luke felt personally responsible for not being able to stop, especially since part of the reason for so much death came about as a result of a decision he'd knowingly made. His resulting decision to finally focus on restoring the Jedi Order could be seen as him attempting to atone by ensuring that there will be more Jedi in the future to keep the peace and help prevent such situations. Luke also falls into this mentality whenever one of his students falls to the Dark Side, as seen in the aftermath of Jacen becoming Darth Caedus being Luke willingly travelling the galaxy to learn why Jacen fell.Skywalker lifted his face from his hands, and his eyes were dark. Wounded. Haunted by shadows. "My best trick is to do one thing - to make one small move, even a simple choice - and kill thousands of people. Thousands."
- Badass in Charge: Grand Master of the Jedi Order.
- Badass Teacher: Luke is the new generation's Yoda. This means that not only has he personally trained the majority of active Jedi in his era at one time or another, he's also capable of thoroughly trouncing anyone who threatens his students. Be warned though, Luke doesn't let his students slack on their training, so any threats you make against them could very easily lead to them beating you up instead, as the entire Shadow Academy learned during the Young Jedi Knights series.
- Beware the Nice Ones: One of the most polite guys you'll ever meet and his upbringing on Tatooine can even make it so that others find him to be a little bit of a dork at times, especially in his early years. However, underneath his politeness is a man who defeated Darth Vader, looked Emperor Palpatine in the face and didn't blink, and who has fought a literally Dark Side Eldritch Abomination and lived to tell the tale; he will be more than happy to show you just how dangerous he can be if you become his enemy.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: Luke isn't exactly talkative, but only a fool underestimates him.
- Big Good: As leader of the Jedi, he's widely seen as the go-to guy for problems. Even when there's anti-Jedi sentiment, it's often not focused on him.
- Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: Besides the fact that the Final Battle against Abeloth left Luke near-death and comatose for several weeks, it is repeatedly implied that they have only temporarily dealt with her.
- Brought Down to Badass: Being exposed to Ysalamiri means that he is a veteran soldier with a laser sword who can still kick your ass.
- The Chessmaster: He manipulates Darth Caedus towards the end of Legacy of the Force and pulls off a huge Batman Gambit on the Lost Tribe of Sith in Fate of the Jedi. In the former series, he also pulls a Batman Gambit on Boba Fett.
- Chick Magnet: The number of love interests he had before the authors settled on Mara is a tad ridiculous. To put it another way, it says quite a bit when Luke Skywalker ends up with more love interests than Han Solo or Lando Calrissian, who are respectively the Loveable Rogue and The Charmer.
- Code Name: His call sign in a fighter is "Farm Boy". Before this, he was the original "Rogue Leader" after he founded Rogue Squadron with Wedge Antilles and Arhul Narra.
- Contemplate Our Navels: Like many other Jedi Masters throughout the series, Luke seems to fall into this naturally when thinking about the deeper mysteries of the Force and how everyone is connected to or affected by it.
- Deadpan Snarker: Oh so very, very much, especially towards members of his family. Also gets in some priceless Snark-to-Snark Combat with the Lost Tribe.Sarasu Taalon: I'm aware that you Jedi don't place the same value on discipline as we Sith do, but surely when a father gives a command, he expects his son to obey.Luke Skywalker: That works for you? With teenagers? I hope you don't expect me to believe that.
- Determinator: When it comes to redeeming others in most situations. The obvious example is his father, who Luke refused to strike down in a moment of anger and who he never stopped believing in, even when he was being shocked with Force Lightning by Palpatine. While he doesn't make an attempt to redeem every single Darksider that he comes across, Luke's belief in and commitment to redeeming people remains with him throughout the series. After a lifetime of working against the governments that Luke had fought to found and support, he still believed that Lumiya could be redeemed during the events of Legacy of the Force. Despite falling to the Dark Side and abandoning Luke's Academy, Luke never stopped trying to redeem Brakiss whenever they met during the events of The New Rebellion and the Young Jedi Knights series respectively, even taking it as a personal failure that he couldn't help the other man.
- He spends most of Children of the Jedi weak, wounded, and starving, but consistently pushes himself beyond any reasonable limits.
- Enlightenment Super Powers: Standard for any Force User attempting to draw on the Light Side of the Force. Many of the more subtle Force abilities that Luke attains fall under this, such as the ability to heal others, emit actual light, form force fields, and to calm himself and others. Jedi are typically portrayed as being at their most powerful when they are calm, as it means that can be properly attuned to The Force. For Luke, this leads to him being able to attain Oneness, during which time he completely joins with The Force and becomes a focus for its energy.
- Good Is Not Soft: Especially towards the Lost Tribe of Sith.
- Happily Married: To Mara Jade until Caedus killed her in Sacrifice.
- Heartbroken Badass: After Mara's death.
- Hot for Student: A non-creepy example since both were adults around the same age group, but Luke ended up marrying Mara Jade, who was both a formal student as his Jedi Praxeum and an informal student during the events of The Thrawn Trilogy and Hand of Thrawn respectively.
- The Idealist: Standard for Luke, dating back to his belief of there being good still inside Darth Vader. He almost always believes that there is a chance to redeem people who have fallen to the Dark Side, is willing to work with and accept people regardless of their backgrounds, and spends his entire life attempting to undo the damage to the galaxy that his father die and to make a better future for the next generation. As seen in Star Wars: Legacy, even dying isn't enough to stop Luke from doing this, as he constantly shows up as a Force Ghost to help his descendant, Cade Skywalker, regain faith in the galaxy and the Jedi way. The climax of the series even see's Luke talking Cade out of committing suicide and helping Cade to put aside his fear and to accept hope.
- The Idealist Was Right: In regards to Darth Vader. Despite Obi-Wan and Yoda's assurances that Vader and Palpatine both had to be killed, it ended up being Luke's faith in his father that proved them wrong and subsequently led to the Emperor being killed at Vader's hands. This is played with regarding Kyp Durron. Luke suffers criticism at the hands of Corran Horn during the Jedi Academy Trilogy, when Kyp is basically let off scott free for killing millions. However, Kyp goes on to become one of the New Jedi Order's most powerful and skilled members and even earns a seat on the Jedi Council alongside Luke AND Corran. But, Kyp also proves to still be a source of grief for Luke in later years, specifically during the New Jedi Order series, in which Kyp leads a splinter faction of Jedi committed to fighting the Yuuzhan Vong even though Luke has ordered the Jedi not to do so.
- If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him!: The major lesson Luke learns from his first journey into the cave on Dagobah and what he has to face again on the Second Death Star. This is also the reason he decides not to kill Darth Caedus on the Anakin Solo during the events of Legacy of the Force; he's afraid that him killing Caedus will cause his son Ben to fall to the Dark Side and become another Caedus. Luke later goes out of his way to avoid fighting and killing Caedus for the same reason, only in regards to himself instead.
- Implacable Man: He does not stop.
- Living Legend: Throughout the Expanded Universe, he is widely known and respected by everyone, even his enemies.
- Logical Weakness: One of the precepts of his New Jedi Order is that Jedi can get married and form attachments. This comes back to bite him. His attachment to Jacen is what blinds him to the fact that the latter is falling to the Dark Side (and even by the time Jacen's gone full-on Sith Lord, it takes Luke a while to realize just how far his nephew has fallen), and his attachment to Mara leads him to kill Lumiya in a state of Tranquil Fury. A combination of guilt and grief takes the Jedi Grand Master out of action in the middle of a galaxy-wide civil war, and means that he can't go after Jacen himself, because he knows he'll fall to the Dark Side.
- Meanwhile, the whole reason that Jacen fell to the Dark Side in the first place were his attachments to Allana and to Vergere's teachings.
- Master Swordsman: He beat Palpatine in a straight-up duel at the age of 29 (though admittedly, he was being boosted by Leia's battle meditation), and continued against a string of high-level opponents, including Shmirra, Caedus, and too many Sith to count.
- Mind over Matter: As is standard for most users of The Force.
- The Mentor: Personally trained many of the Jedi who now sit beside him on the Jedi Council, as well as his nephews and niece.
- Old Master: In Legacy of the Force, he's in his sixties, and still as powerful and skilled as ever-more so, even. Over the course of Legends, he also grows from a rash young man into an adult who is almost always calm, serene, and completely centered in The Force.
- Older and Wiser: His adventures throughout the Star Wars Legends continuity covers over 40 years between A New Hope and Star Wars: Crucible. This means that Luke had reached the age of 64 by the time his story arc concludes. Even afterwards, he shows up as a Force ghost in Star Wars: Legacy, at the age of 157. Naturally, since he's a main character in the majority of works in the series, he develops into this by the end.
- One-Man Army: Luke is very much this.
- Papa Wolf: Threatening Ben is one of the few ways to actually make him mad.
- Physical God: Pretty much nothing can touch him that isn't an ancient Dark Side Eldritch Abomination.
- Psychic Powers: Since this is basically what the abilities of the Force come down to, Luke naturally has access to many of them. These include telekinesis, empathy, precognition, telepathy, and even mind control and teleportation.
- Shock and Awe: He learned how to use a variant on Force lightning called "Electric Judgment" that does not rely on The Dark Side, and taught it to many in the Order.
- Stronger with Age: As of Fate of the Jedi, he's in his sixties and still getting more powerful.
- Superpowerful Genetics: As the son of the Chosen One, Luke was born with an amazing amount of Force potential, which resulted in him achieving the heights of power that Anakin's fall never allowed him to.
- Taught by Experience: Played with. Luke actually has a number of teachers, formal and informal, over the course of his life: Obi-Wan, Yoda, Joruus C'Baoth, Darth Sidious, etc. However, the majority of what he learned about both the Force and being a Jedi, he learned through trial and error over the events of his life.
- Teleporters and Transporters: Learns the Force technique "fold space," which amounts to this.
- Undying Loyalty: To his friends and family. It was his love and loyalty to his friends that caused Palpatine's plans to fail.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: Constantly praised as being this in his younger days.Kar Vastor: I have known Jedi. Many, many years ago. That knowing was not a gladness for me. I believed I would never know another, and I rejoiced in that belief. But it is a gladness for me to be proven wrong. I am happy to have known you, Jedi Luke Skywalker. You are more than they were.Luke: That'sI mean, thanks, but I barely know anything.Kar Vastor: So you believe. But I say to you: you are greater than the Jedi of former days.Luke: What makes you say that?Kar Vastor: Because unlike the Knights of old, Jedi Luke Skywalker you are not afraid of the dark.
- World's Strongest Man: Hes been stated in various novels to be the most powerful Jedi of all time and his power surpasses that of even Yoda and other Jedi from different eras. He was about to fight on par with a resurrected Palpatine who could create force storms to destroy space and time, defeat multiple Yuuzhan Vong and even its leader and even use the force to move an artificial black hole. The only being he faced thats stronger than him is Abeloth.
Jaina Solo Fel
The daughter of Han and Leia Solo, older twin sister of Jacen, and older sister of Anakin. And now the wife of Jagged Fel. Jaina is one of the most powerful Jedi in the Order, and named the Sword of the Jedi by the Force through Luke during her Knighting ceremony. She is notable for her serious and sometimes abrasive demeanor, along with her amazing piloting and mechanical skills.
- Ace Pilot: Mandatory for being part of Rogue Squadron.
- Faux Action Girl: Has several unfortunate moments of this. She gets better in Fate of the Jedi.
- Boxing Lessons for Superman: She has been trained in Mandalorian fighting techniques by Boba Fett himself.
- BrotherSister Team: With Jacen, until the Dark Nest Trilogy.
- Brutal Honesty: Jaina inherited a lot of things from her mom, but diplomatic skills are not one of them.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Jacen's Cain.
- The Chosen One: As the Sword of the Jedi.
- Code Name: Her callsign in a fighter is "Sticks", due to having two sticks: her lightsaber and the flight control stick.
- Colonel Badass: In the New Jedi Order while leading Twins Suns Squadron.
- Dead Guy Junior: She's named after Han's mother, Jaina, who had gone missing with his father when he was still a child.
- Deadpan Snarker: It's genetic, apparently.
- Distressed Damsel: All too often, mostly in New Jedi Order. She manages to make it out of Fate of the Jedi without this happening to her.
- God Guise: She was mistaken by some Yuuzhan Vong for Yun-Harla, the Trickster Goddess. She took advantage of this for a bit of psychological warfare, which wrecked havoc among the more devout Yuuzhan Vong who fought her.
- Good Is Not Soft: She killed her own brother, and trained with the Mandalorians.
- Has a Type: She's usually attracted to badass men with dark hair and green eyes.
- Heroic BSoD: When Anakin died. Later gets another one after being forced to kill Jacen.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Zekk.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She can come across as very abrasive, but she's also a committed Jedi Master through and through.
- The Lancer: Inheriting her father's position in Young Jedi Knights.
- Laser Blade: Uses a purple bladed lightsaber.
- Love Triangle: With Zekk and Jagged. She ends up with Jag at the end of Legacy of the Force, and marries him at the end of Apocalypse.
- Master Swordswoman: Good enough to beat Darth Caedus, who himself is just a couple tiers below Luke.
- The Paladin: Her "Sword of the Jedi" title is basically this, the ultimate upholder of the Jedi and their virtues.
- Strong Family Resemblance: She's basically a female Han — an amazing pilot, awesome mechanic, and Deadpan Snarker, with her own Wookiee sidekick in Lowie.
- Temporary Blindness: In Balance Point, when she's forced to eject from her fighter and stares into a nearby ship exploding.
- Waif-Fu: Not especially large or muscular but one of the Jedi's greatest warriors.
- What the Hell, Hero?: A number of characters criticize Jaina for her use of Force lightning after her brother's death, spending too much time with Ta'a Chume, providing a test subject for a Mad Scientist, abusing a life debt, and sending pilots on suicide runs, to name a few in Dark Journey.
- When You Coming Home, Mom?: Towards Leia in the beginning of New Jedi Order. She's bitter that her mother's work kept both her and Han from their kids. Both her parents are at fault, but Jaina's more irritated with Leia because they share little in common beyond their force-sensitivity, which Leia also neglects, while Jaina closely resembles Han.
- Wrench Wench: She enjoys tinkering with machinery.
Mara Jade Skywalker
Mara Jade was once the Emperor's deadliest assassin, but was cut adrift in the galaxy when her master died. Fixating on Luke Skywalker as the reason her life was ruined, she became obsessed with killing him - only to save (and be saved by) him on several occasions, ultimately marrying him and becoming a member of the Jedi Council. They had one son, Ben Skywalker, born in the middle of the Yuuzhan Vong War. Dies in Sacrifice at the hands of her nephew Jacen Solo after she discovered he had fallen to the Dark Side and was trying to corrupt Ben, causing her to try to assassinate him.
- Action Mom: Depending on the time period.
- Ambiguously Evil: She use to be a personal assassin for Emperor Palpatine, but a lot of her targets were genuinely corrupt people, and she would occasionally even bend the rules of her occupation to help others.
- Anti-Hero: During the Thrawn Trilogy, she originally only worked with Luke because she had to in order to survive and was still planning to kill him later on. Even after her Heel-Face Turn, she still occasionally falls back into her assassin mindset.
- Anti-Villain: At the same time, the only thing that ever made her an antagonist at all was Palpatine's curse over her. Her personal vendetta against Luke is out of a desire to end a vision that has been haunting her for five years.
- The Apprentice: She was originally an apprentice for Emperor Palpatine. In her early years in the Jedi Order, she was in a reciprocal apprenticeship with Kyle Katarn.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: When she fights alongside Luke.
- Betty and Veronica: She's the Veronica to Callista's Betty.
- Brainwash Residue: Left when Palpatine died.
- Broken Bird: Hoo boy. Taken from her family by the Emperor, who probably had them killed, and indoctrinated and turned her into his personal assassin. The one mission she fails, killing Luke Skywalker, comes back to bite her hard when Luke subsequently triggers Vader's HeelFace Turn and killing of the Emperor to protect his son. Oh, and the Emperor was in telepathic contact with Mara at the time and showed her a false vision of what happened (Vader and Luke turning on the Emperor together) to say "This is all your fault," with the vision tormenting her practically nightly for five years to ensure that eventually she kills Luke as vengeance on Vader from beyond the grave. She loses her power and prestige, her home and sense of purpose, and spends five years bouncing from meaningless job to meaningless job, often having to take off when her latent Force abilities awaken and the visions of the Emperor return, and she fears to let anyone get close. Then she meets Luke Skywalker and discovers that her existence has been a lie, and everything she ever believed was wrong. Timothy Zahn picked her name for a reason.
- Combat Pragmatist: As much as Kyle Katarn. Uses a lightsaber, blasters, flechette cannons, and explosives to dispatch enemies. Also has Light and Dark Side powers.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She starts out very cold towards Luke, actually wanting to kill him, but gradually warmed up to him, and along the way, they fell in love.
- Deadpan Snarker: She also uses snark as a tactic to keep her foes off-balance.
- Deuteragonist: Played with, as she often switched with Leia or Han for the role, but for a good chunk of the post-ROTJ stories she has almost as much focus as Luke does. This can most clearly be seen in The Thrawn Trilogy where her actions lead directly to the defeat of the Big Bad Ensemble.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Mara doesn't like people thinking she needs help, especially not when she's dying horribly.
- Fiery Redhead: Her red hair is her most striking feature and she's got a bit of a temper when push comes to shove.
- Good Counterpart: To Lumiya. Both served as the Emperor's Hand(s), but Mara became a Jedi Master while Lumiya became a Sith Lord.
- Happily Married: To Luke, for many years.
- HeelFace Turn: Used to be the Emperor's Hand.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Ironically, he earlier stated that he didn't like Fiery Redheads.
- The Immune: Downplayed, but when she is infected with a virus that killed everyone else who received it, her force powers are able to keep it at bay.
- In Harm's Way: In her own words she enjoys fights and challenges, the few times when her life has been at leisure, she's been miserable.
- Jade-Colored Glasses: Large part of her backstory.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: It's difficult to show her as gentle and motherly, almost angelic, as opposed to temperamental, but when it works, it's absolutely adorable.
- Killed Off for Real: By Jacen Solo in Sacrifice.
- Mama Bear: Please, don't try to hurt Ben if you value your life; she will go into an Unstoppable Rage the moment she finds out.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Depending on the Writer, Mara Jade is the masculine girl to Luke Skywalker's feminine boy. When Timothy Zahn writes them, Luke is the sweeter, gentler one who prefers to avoid violence when possible, is always giving second and third chances, and is very open emotionally. Mara is more hostile to the world, blunt and direct and not about to let herself be jerked around, much more fiercely independent, and untrusting.
- Meaningful Appearance: In Sacrifice we get the line " green and icy like a river frozen in its flood "
- Meaningful Name: Mara is Aramaic for "bitter", which is one of her primary characteristics in The Thrawn Trilogy; also see Jade-Colored Glasses above. Jade is also a precious stone that's best known for being used to decorate the palaces of Emperors in Ancient China, which is appropriate for a woman who started her career posing as a courtesan in the Emperor's palace on Coruscant. "Jade" is also archaic English slang for a woman, or specifically a bitter, cast-aside woman.
- Opposites Attract: Luke leans towards The Quiet One and Martial Pacifist, while Mara's a Fiery Redhead.
- Player Character: In the Dark Forces Saga game Mysteries of the Sith, she takes over as the main protagonist starting with level 5.
- Professional Killer: What she was under the Emperor.
- Punch-Clock Villain: As the Emperor's Hand she was like this. Despite working for him the books make very clear she had no real malice or joy in killing people.
- Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Allegiance and Choices of One have Mara bend the Empire's laws to help those who are not truly enemies of the Empire. She reflects that sometimes, it's nice to be a law unto herself.
- Secret Character: She can be unlocked in Masters of Teräs Käsi by defeating all opponents in team mode after holding a specific button combination, or in the Wii port of The Force Unleashed just by entering her name as a password.
- Significant Green Eyed Red Head: Mara is one of the most prominent characters in Legends, figuring heavily into multiple story arcs, having her own spin-off comic, and eventually becoming Luke's other half from New Jedi Order forward. Her most distincting physical features are her red-gold hair and green eyes.
- Spy Catsuit: Her signature costume.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Mara can come across as cold and abrupt, and can be a very difficult woman to be close to. Those she does allow in find that she can actually be very loving and compassionate.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Has this with Vader whenever she has to work with him—there's absolutely no love lost between them.
- Troll: She's not above messing with her niece by giving her the wrong coordinates to a meet-up, when Jaina's flying on auto-pilot in a trance (though Jaine did have R2 with her, and he knew the proper coordinates, so she's only delayed for a short time).
- Undying Loyalty: There are very few people she allows past her barrier of indifference, but she will protect those she deems worthy of such with her life.
- Tsundere: Type A; it mostly balances out once's she married, but in no way does she ever become a type B.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: Once she truly lets her guard down around Luke, she will do just about anything to protect him.
- What Is This Feeling?: When Mara starts interacting with Luke and experiences his kindness she becomes confused by how she feels hesitant to kill him and begins to wonder if he's using some sort of Jedi mind control.
The main character of the Dark Forces Saga, Kyle started as an Imperial soldier before finding out that the Empire was behind the death of his father, after which he defected and became a mercenary serving the Rebellion and later the New Republic against the Empire, especially when it came to tasks of infiltration and sabotage, as his inside knowledge of the layout of Imperial ships and bases gave him an advantage. Kyle eventually became a Jedi and was charged with the task of defending the legendary Valley of the Jedi on Rusaan and trained several Jedi Knights. Following the formation of the Jedi Council, Kyle became one of the main leaders of the Jedi Order, fighting in the Yuuzhan Vong War, Second Galactic Civil War, and the war against the Lost Tribe of Sith.
See the Dark Forces Saga page for an entry containing game tropes.
- The Ace: Just like Luke Skywalker before him, Kyle is primarily self trained. However, that didn't stop him from defeating a total of seven Dark Jedi in a relatively short span of time, one of whom was a Jedi Master in the original Jedi Order. At one point, shortly after beginning training at the Academy on Yavin IV, Kyle left the life of a Jedi behind, which resulted in his skills atrophying over time. However, when the next crisis with Desann arose, Kyle took up the blade again, quickly regained his lost skills, and defeated him. His skills with the blade were such that Luke ended up making him the Order's Battlemaster. Kyle is one of the few Force Users in the series who displays the ability to easily utilize abilities from both the Light and Dark Sides of The Force, resulting in him being one of the most skilled Masters in the New Jedi Order, with Luke trusting him to lead a team to defeat Darth Caedus and Caedus himself acknowledging Kyle's skills.
- Badass Normal: In the first title, he managed to stop the Dark Trooper project without Force powers. And this is when he wasn't punching a Kell Dragon◊ to death.
- Bad Powers, Good People: He can use Dark Side powers like Grip and Force Lightning, but is still on the side of good.
- Breakout Character: One of the few video game characters to appear in the main expanded universe and easily one of the most prominent of them.
- Combat Pragmatist: Being a Jedi doesn't stop him from carrying blasters, disruptor rifles and thermal detonators along with his lightsaber. Not to mention that he makes use of both Light and Dark Side powers.
- Cool Old Guy: By Legacy of the Force.
- The Gunslinger: Before becoming a Jedi, he mainly used guns.
- HeelFace Turn: Brought about by learning of his father's death at the hands of the Empire, although he had been having doubts about it even before then.
- Laser Blade: Started out with a green lightsaber in Jedi Knight, then a yellow one (courtesy of Yun), and finally a blue one in Outcast and Academy.
- Made of Iron: Kyle survived being impaled by a lightsaber through the chest (and then having an infection get a hold of that wound) during the Legacy of the Force saga.
- Master Swordsman: To the point that he holds the title Jedi Battlemaster. It's the most obvious in Jedi Academy when he fights alongside Jaden.
- The Mentor: To Jaden Korr and Rosh Penin.
- Mook Horror Show: A New Republic Intelligence operative named Hantor Loftus once recommended that Kyle not be sent on any more missions, since a raid on an Imperial base he carried out had only left one terrified survivor that was too traumatized by witnessing Kyle in action to provide any information.
- My God, What Have I Done?: After killing Maw in anger.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In Outcast, he returns to the Valley of the Jedi in order to regain his powers to fight Desann. By doing so, he allowed Desann to follow him, reach the Valley and use the Force Nexus to power him up and create the Reborn.
- One-Man Army: Can tear through legions of stormtroopers and Dark Jedi effortlessly.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: When Desann and Tavion apparently kill Jan.
- Superpowered Evil Side: During the events in Mysteries of the Sith, he falls victim to the Dark Force Nexus in the Temple on Dromund Kaas. Mara manages to pull him out of it.
- Weapon of Choice: His lightsaber and Bryar Blaster.
- The Worf Effect: Suffers from this in Fury when Darth Caedus defeats him in battle. Although getting struck from behind by a large speeder and flung into a lightsaber would give anyone this.
The most powerful of Luke's original students, Kyp briefly fell to the dark side during his training due to the influence of Exar Kun's ghost. He ended up destroying a entire system, accidentally murdering his brother in the process, before being redeemed by Han. He continued to be aggressive in his duties as a Jedi, often conflicting with Luke on the best way for Jedi to operate, before eventually coming around to Luke's point of view halfway throughout the Yuuzhan Vong War. Now he is a respected member of the Jedi Council, albeit one who often favors more direct and aggressive solutions.
- The Atoner: Getting possessed by a Sith Lord and murdering millions will do that to you.
- Call Sign: His call sign in a fighter is "Headhunter".
- Character Development: Although he's still a bit of a rogue, after his Heel Realization he grows up a fair bit and throws his support behind Luke.
- Cool Old Guy: Has become this by Legacy of the Force.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Like Luke, he likes to wear black outfits that often look Sithly in nature, but he isn't evil. Well, most of the time he isn't.
- Deadpan Snarker: He can almost keep up with Luke and Corran Horn.
- Deal with the Devil: Made one with Exar Kun.
- Heel Realization: During the New Jedi Order, he watches as Jaina embraces his philosophy of taking the fight to the Yuuzhan Vong, but in the most destructive way possible, leading to her nearly falling to the Dark Side. He realizes what a disaster it would be if the Jedi acted like that and changed his mind, throwing all of his support behind Luke and doing his best to stop Jaina from falling any deeper into the dark.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Until about half-way through the New Jedi Order. He's mellowed out a lot since then.
- Karma Houdini: Considered this by many people in-universe, especially in the Imperial Remnant. It ultimately ends up not to be true, though, as he becomes The Atoner.
- Laser Blade: Uses a purple bladed lightsaber, though sources have been inconsistent as to whether it's gold, silver, or red.
- The Mentor: To Miko Reglia, the first Jedi casualty of the Yuuzhan Vong War, and to Jaina.
- Mind Rape: Does this to Qwi Xux in the Jedi Academy Trilogy to prevent her from making more superweapons.
- Pragmatic Hero: During the Yuuzhan Vong War.
- Redemption Equals Death: Subverted, but it looked like he was going to die for a second at the end of the Jedi Academy Trilogy.
- Remember When You Blew Up a Sun?: Yes, he does, and boy does he feel bad about it.
- Sarcastic Devotee: Evolves into this for Luke.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Fulfills all three qualities exceptionally well.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: At several points in his life on many issues.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: A literal example: as a child his parents were killed for speaking out against the Empire and he was thrown into Kessel for life. After he escapes, he manages to steal the Sun Crusher (a starship that can cause stars to go supernova) and uses it to blow up the sun of the Carida system and destroy all the planets there.
- Your Soul Is Mine!: Does this to Luke while under Exar Kun's influence.
Former CorSec officer on Corellia, Corran became a member of Rogue Squadron after joining the Rebel Alliance, taking part in many important events during the war. He eventually learned of his Jedi heritage, and became a full time Jedi once peace with the Imperial Remnant was established. Married to Mirax Terrik Horn, with whom he has two children, Valin and Jysella, who also become Jedi Knights.
- Ace Pilot: He flew with Rogue Squadron, and managed to stay alive against Wedge and Gavin Darklighter when they were unaware of his identity.
- Ancestral Weapon: His first lightsaber, which belonged to his grandfather.
- Bash Brothers: With Luke a few times, once they work out their issues.
- Best Friend: One of his is the Badass Pacifist Caamasi Elegos A'Kla. When Elegos is killed by the Yuuzhan Vong, Corran kills Shedao Shai in a duel.
- Cold Sniper: He plays one very well during an undercover mission in Isard's Revenge, and also has a tendency to be depicted this way at least a little bit in the Allston novels.
- Combat Pragmatist: He asks Luke if he will be teaching combat training to Jedi at the academy, to which Luke answers that he would be teaching lightsaber combat. Corran notes that this isn't what he asked and adds that there are other techniques that can be used to less lethally subdue and opponent. He also demonstrates this trope by winning his duel with Luke by going Sword and Fist on it.
- Dating Catwoman: His relationship with Mirax can be seen as this, given how he's an ex-cop and she's a smuggler, especially seeing as how their respective fathers were on opposite sides of the law as well.
- Deadpan Snarker: Corran is pretty equal to Luke in this regard.
- Energy Absorption: He is one of the few Jedi to have a natural talent for this, and can use the energy he absorbs to do things he normally can't, like telekinesis.
- Failed a Spot Check: A big one in "I, Jedi". As part of their plan to get rid of Exar Kun, he turns up at one of Kun's temples to taunt him and get him angry enough to rush into the recruits' trap. Trouble is, as Kun's a Dark Side spirit Corran's sure he can't affect the physical world. But Kun can, as he demonstrates when he uses the Force to destroy all Corran's explosives. Corran has a split second to realise he'd unknowingly seen the Dark Lord do this to the Jedi Holocron previously before Kun telekinetically kicks the crap out of him.
- Happily Married: To Mirax. His reason for becoming a Jedi, at first, was to find her when she was kidnapped.
- Heroic BSoD: He spends most of Fate of the Jedi in this state after both his children go insane.
- Hyper-Awareness: He's an ex-detective and a Jedi Master. Kinda comes with the territory.
- It's Personal: With Shedao Shai, come Dark Tide: Ruin. So personal, he fears he's going to the Dark Side and leaves the Jedi.
- Just a Machine: Averted, he's one of the few Rogue pilots to treat his astromech droid Whistler as a person (even Wedge casually wiped the memory of his droid at one point) and half the crazy piloting stunts he pulls off in the X-Wing books are because he's got Whistler helping him in ways other pilots would never think to use their droids for.
- Laser Blade: Uses a dual-phased lightsaber, allowing him too switch his blade length between a normal sized 1.3 meter silver blade and a 3 meter purple blade.
- Like Brother and Sister: With Iella, his former partner back when he was a detective. They constantly snark at each other, but are also very close, and aside from one instance which both recognize was just hormones under pressure, are very happily married to others.
- Master of Illusion: Another one of his natural skills, Corran is very good at Jedi Mind Tricks, which extends to making his target think they see things that aren't there. Also to help Tionne see how shed look with different hair.
- Master Swordsman: Definitely not to the same level as Luke (not that that's saying much), but he proves against countless Yuuzhan Vong and later Sith that he's certainly no slouch with the blade.
- The Mentor: He has trained at least one Jedi, Raltharan, to Knighthood, and helped train Tahiri Veila.
- Never Tell Me the Odds!: He's a Corellian Rogue Squadron pilot and Jedi. Odds are for other people.
- Nonuniform Uniform: Rather than the normal brown robes that other Jedi wear, Corran wears green ones in keeping with the Corellian Jedi tradition.
- Also true in his Rogue Squadron days. While most of the unit was painted in Rogue Squadron red, his fighter was CorSec green. This is because he never officially signed over his fighter to the New Republic. Same goes for the green flightsuit he wears compared to the traditional orange one.
- Papa Wolf: So much so that when his children are imprisoned by Daala, he is very, very careful not to go to the Dark Side.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Corran is only 5'4". Pilots tend to be short to fit better into the cockpit.
- Sarcastic Devotee: He's this to Wedge and Luke. He has enormous respect for them, but will still constantly question them if he thinks they're wrong, and take any opportunity to snark at them.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: As a Corellian Rogue Squadron pilot and Jedi, Corran couldn't epitomize this trope more if he tried. That being said, he certainly does respect the law...he's just very willing to dance in the grey areas once in a while.
- Selective Squeamishness Suppression: In I, Jedi, Corran (a former detective) is able to look at a man who had been burned to death and calmly point out what's strange about the body, while Luke winces and the other Jedi-in-training are starkly horrified. Corran later is extremely shaken up when he's hit by the "disturbance in the Force" caused by Kyp destroying Carida, even running outside and throwing up. Given that said disturbance in the Force was caused by the destruction of a planet, and that said disturbance caused Corran to witness the horrifying deaths of the people there pretty much firsthand, it's actually understandable.
- To Be Lawful or Good: An interesting example, since he firmly believes that the law is usually right...but when it comes down to it, he'll choose Good every time.
- Undying Loyalty: To Luke, once they work out their issues; Corran is always one of Luke's biggest supporters, and more than once gets riled up at Kyp's lack of respect for him.
- Weaksauce Weakness: He comes from a line of Jedi somewhat infamous for being unable to use telekinesis. He'll whine about it when other Jedi use telekinesis against him in lightsaber sparring sessions since he can neither sense the attack coming nor counter it.
- Zero-Approval Gambit: Does this after the Battle of Ithor, taking the blame for the planets destruction in order to spare the Jedi Order any more damage in public opinion.
A former member of the New Republic military, Kenth served as the liaison between the military and Jedi Order during the Yuuzhan Vong Invasion, and became a key member of the Jedi Council after it was reformed. Kenth was appointed acting Grand Master after Luke's exile, but faced serious opposition to his policies from the rest of the Jedi Council. He was eventually removed from his post after opposing the launch of a wing of Stealth-X's to support Luke against the Lost Tribe of Sith, fearing that current Galactic Alliance Chief of State Natasi Daala would view it as a prelude to an attack on her. He was killed in a duel with Saba Sebatyne attempting to stop the launch.
- Colonel Badass: When he was in the military.
- Blue Blood: He comes from a long line of aristocrats from Corellia.
- Conflicting Loyalty: During Fate of the Jedi, between the Jedi Order and the Galactic Alliance.
- Honor Before Reason: See Knight Templar.
- Fatal Flaw: His inability to discern that he can't remain loyal to both the Jedi Order and the Galactic Alliance while Daala is in charge of the latter.
- Knight Templar: Falls into this territory after being removed from the position of Grand Master, coming to believe that the only way to save the relationship between the Jedi Order and the Galactic Alliance is to kill Saba in order to make the other Masters fall back in line.
- Laser Blade: Uses a green bladed lightsaber.
- Old Soldier: Shows this most clearly in Legacy of the Force.
- To Be Lawful or Good: He chooses lawful and snaps, attempting to kill Saba.
- We Used to Be Friends: Feels this way about the Council, especially Saba, after they all turn against him and his efforts to lead the Order.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: With tragic results. As a former military officer, it's implied he still thinks of himself as this. However, the Council is not an autocracy, and he is not the Commander-in-Chief of the Jedi.
Homeworld: Barab I
A Barabel Jedi Master who was trained outside of the Order by Master Eelysa. She served with distinction during the Yuuzhan Vong War, and trained Leia following the Swarm War. She continued to serve as a major voice on the Jedi Council, often favoring more aggressive solutions to problems, which led her into direct conflict with acting Grand Master Kenth Hamner following Luke's exile by Chief of State Natasi Daala.
- Ace Pilot: During the Yuuzhan Vong War, Saba commanded a squadron of Barabel Jedi known as the Wild Knights which turned the tide of several battles.
- Alliterative Name: Saba Sebatyne.
- Animal Eyes: They look like Hellish Pupils, but she isn't evil.
- The Atoner: After arriving at her home planet and finding it destroyed by the Yuuzhan Vong, she began attacking the nearest Vong ship she could find. It was a slave ship filled with thousands of her people, whom she doomed to death by spacing when she blew open a hole in the ship. Luke managed to convince her to join the hunt for Zonama Sekot as a way to make up for her mistake.
- Bizarre Alien Senses: Can see in infrared.
- Blood Knight: As a Jedi, she struggles to keep this in check.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: She doesn't really have super strength, but she's strong enough even without Force enhancement that you couldn't tell.
- Code Name: Her call sign in a fighter is "Hisser".
- Determinator: She continued to fight even after taking Force-thrown rocks and a lightsaber blow to the head as well as several other wounds during her duel with Welk in the Dark Nest Trilogy.
- Hates Being Touched: It's a Barabel thing: only those who have permission or are close friends can touch them. Anyone else will get bitten. Saba works hard to overcome this instinct, as it's not very Jedi-like.
- It's All My Fault: Hamner's death.
- Laser Blade: Used a red bladed lightsaber during the Yuuzhan Vong War, but at some point switched to a purple bladed one by the time the Lost Tribe emerged.
- The Mentor: Trained Leia to Jedi Knighthood—Leia already had some skills, but Saba really honed them.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Her reaction to inadvertently killing hundreds of her fellow Barabels by destroying a Yuuzhan Vong slave transport in anger in Remnant. She is troubled by what she had done, which leads her to attempt a daring capture of a similar slave ship later on in the book.
- In Vortex, she has undergoes this again when her actions led to Kenth dying in a duel against her when she was forced to chose between saving him or stopping his lightsaber from cutting the hanger doors power lines and trapping the Jedi starfighters inside.
- The Mentor: She trained her children, as well as another dozen Barabel Jedi Knights. And Leia.
- Strange-Syntax Speaker: To a minor degree, like most Barabels.
Species: Mon Calamari
Former Mon Calamari ambassador turned Jedi, Cilghal is the head Jedi Healer of the New Jedi Order. She is also the Orders foremost expert on biology and often functions as a voice of reason and calmness on the Jedi Council.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She may be the most serene member of the Jedi Council and a renowned healer, but Cilghal is also a master of the Force and quite skilled with a lightsaber. The handful of times she engages in combat, she absolutely dominates her opponents.
- Before Backlash, we had never seen Cilghal in a fight. When she's confronted by Jedi Knight Sothias Saar, who had just succumbed to Force Psychosis, she defeats him in about five seconds. Chief of State Daala is surprised when she sees the footage, but realizes that Cilghal is a Jedi Master for a reason.
- Deadpan Snarker: She has her moments, especially when dealing with a rude security officer:Harfard: Now get out of my way, fish-head.Cilghal: Two things. First, my name is not Fish-Head. It is Master Cilghal. Second, I am not in your way. That is a logistical impossibility. I am less than a meter wide. The entryway where we stand and the doorway behind me are several meters wide. I now leave it as an exercise of your alleged intelligence to find a way into the Temple. If you do a very good job, perhaps we will name the test after you.
- Healing Hands: The Order's best Healer.
- Laser Blade: Uses a silver bladed lightsaber.
- The Medic: Serves as the Chief Healer of the Jedi.
- The Mentor: To Tekli, who was Cilghal's apprentice during the first half of the Yuuzhan Vong War.
- Omnidisciplinary Scientist: In addition to her medical knowledge, Cilghal is an expert in several biological and technological fields. This made her very useful during the Yuuzhan Vong War, as she studied every captured Yuuzhan Vong biot to find a weakness to exploit.
A former Dark Jedi who served Palpatine, he was redeemed by Luke and became the first recruit into the reformed Jedi Order. He met and married Tionne, a fellow Jedi, and together they run the Jedi Academy.
- Happily Married: He and Tionne are always portrayed as being happy together.
- HeelFace Turn: He's a former Dark Jedi who served Darth Sidious, but Luke managed to redeem him.
- Laser Blade: Used a silver-blue bladed lightsaber.
- Made of Iron: In Fury, he survives being shot by a sniper several times, although it takes a while for him to recover and he never regains all of his strength.
- The Mentor: To the students of the Jedi Academy.
- Out of Focus: Doesn't get a whole lot of character focus in the last few series.
The foremost scholar of the Jedi Order, and co-head of the Jedi Academy with her husband Kam. While not that powerful in the Force, she makes up for it in her dedication to her research and training of the academy students. Tionne is also noted for musical ability, and she often writes ballads about Jedi heroes and history.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: Justified as many of the locations she explored while looking for Jedi artifacts were guarded by dangerous creatures or Dark Jedi.
- Artificial Limbs: One of her legs and an arm were shot off by an insane Gallactic Alliance Security officer during Darth Caedus' siege of the Jedi Academy on Ossus.
A human Jedi Master from Chandrila, she served with distinction during the Yuuzhan Vong War, during which she favored aggressive tactics. Octa became a Jedi Master after the war, and began training Seha Dorvald after the Second Galactic Civil War.
- Big Sister Mentor: To Seha Dorvald.
- Character Development: When first introduced, Octa is one of Kyp's biggest supporters in the Order for advocacy of Jedi being more aggressive in pursuing justice and in taking the fight to the Yuuzhan Vong. She eventually comes to realize that he's wrong, and calms down considerably.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: A minor case: Octa has a had a tendency to go unmentioned or unseen for long periods. She only appeared once in Legacy of the Force despite being a member of the Council. Fate of the Jedi stopped this trend, although she is strangely absent from Abyss.
- The Lancer: To Kyp Durron during the Yuuzhan Vong War, until his orders during the Battle of Coruscant resulted in them being the only two survivors of his squadron and she realized how dangerous a path his philosophy was leading the Jedi on.
- The Slicer: She's pretty good at slicing into computer systems, most notably when she helped her friend and fellow Jedi Daeshara'cor search for information on superweapons to use against the Yuuzhan Vong.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Miko Reglia, who was the first Jedi casualty of the Yuuzhan Vong War.
- StudentMaster Team: With Seha Dorvald.
A Chev Jedi Master who served on the Advisory Council during the Yuuzhan Vong War. Killed fighting Lumiya and Alema Rar after discovering the plot to turn Jacen Solo and Ben Skywalker to the Dark Side.
- Human Aliens: Due to being a Chev, she looks very similar to a human without being one.
- Killed Off for Real: By Lumiya and Alema, mostly the latter.
- Lightning Bruiser: As a Chev, Lobi was much larger than an average human and had powerfull thickly built limbs, but as shown in her duel with Alema and Lumiya she could move extremely quickly and a simple kick from her could send opponents flying.
- Master Swordsman: She took on Alema and Lumiya simultaneously, and did very well against both. Until they teamed up and got serious, she actually had both on the ropes (though, admittedly, she was trying to flee rather than continue the fight).
- The Mentor: To Thrynni Vae, who was killed by the Peace Brigade during the Yuuzhan Vong War.
- Minor Major Character: She was the least developed of any of the Jedi Council members, which is likely why she got killed off in Legacy of the Force.
A female Yuzzem, Barratk'l joins the Jedi Council in 44 ABY.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has one across her throat. She had her vocal cords thinned while the wound was healing so other species could understand her better.
A female human, Eelysa was born on Coruscant after the death of Emperor Palpatine. She became one of Luke's earliest students, and ascended to the rank of Jedi Master at a very young age, often going on long term undercover missions for the Order. During that time, she found and trained several Jedi, including Saba Sebatyne. During the Yuuzhan Vong War, she became one of the first Jedi victims of the voxyn.
- Deep Cover Agent: She specialized in going undercover in various criminal organizations.
- Improbable Age: A Jedi Master at 23 years old.
- Killed Off for Real: By a voxyn during the Yuuzhan Vong War.
- The Mentor: To Saba Sebatyne and Izal Waz, the latter of whom she found addicted to spice and helped him overcome it.
- Only One Name: If she has a last name, it's never revealed.
Species: Human (Dathomirian)
A female Dathomirian human, Kirana Ti was a member of the Singing Mountain Clan and one of Luke's original twelve students.
- Ascended Extra: In Courtship of Princess Leia, Kirana appeared in one battle scene, but got turned into an important character in the Jedi Academy Trilogy.
- Demoted to Extra: Wasn't seen after The Unifying Force, with only a few mentions since then.
- Name's the Same: No relation to Shaak Ti, a Togruta Jedi Master before the Jedi Purge.
A male Pau'an, Lar Le'ung was one of several Jedi who were uncomfortable with the Order taking aggressive action during the Yuuzhan Vong War. Despite this, he participated in the evacuation of Rychel, where he was killed at the hands of Commander Tsalok.
- Alliterative Name: Lar Le'ung
- Laser Blade: Uses a yellow bladed lightsaber, which was recovered by Finn Galfridian after Le'ung's death.
- Technical Pacifist: While uneasy with the Jedi being aggressors against the Yuuzhan Vong, he has no problem taking part in the evacuation of a planet under attack by the invaders.
A male human, Markre was a Jedi scholar during the Yuuzhan Vong War. By 44 ABY, he had become the Master of the Archives for the Jedi Temple.
- Ace Pilot: Participated in the defense of Zonama Sekot after bonding with seed-partners and having a living ship made for him.
One of Luke's twelve original students, Streen was an elderly gas miner on Bespin who sought isolation due to his inability to stop reading other peoples minds. He became one of the first Masters of the newly reformed Jedi Order.
Homeworld: Nespis VIII (born), Coruscant
Callsign: Little Brother
Youngest child of Han and Leia, Anakin was viewed as the most powerful Knight in the New Jedi Order, and Luke considered him his most likely successor. He was a confident and cocky Jedi, but had the skills to survive in nearly any situation. He was killed halfway through the war against the Yuuzhan Vong while leading a strike team to destroy the Voxyn Queen.
- The Ace: To such a ridiculous extent that everyone had high expectations for him and was expecting him to grow up to become a major player in the New Jedi Order. Even both of his siblings considered him to have been different from them, to have been special. As the grandson of The Chosen One, Anakin's connection to The Force was strong from the start and numerous older Jedi and Sith, such as Luke and Palpatine, acknowledged this. He inherited his grandfathers' skills with both machines and piloting. His skill allowed him to naturally use advanced Force techniques, such as Battle Meditation, which had been lost for years. He's a skilled enough duelist to wield two blades at once an he was the first Jedi to discover a way to sense the Yuuzhan Vong through the Force. His final moments feature him, still just a teenager, achieving a state of Oneness with The Force, during which others viewed him as a blinding pillar of pure light.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Like all great Jedi, he becomes one with the Force in his final moments.
- BrotherSister Team: He, Jacen and Jaina form a trio of one.
- Chick Magnet: Near the end of his life, he had several women that were interested in him. He was only ever aware of Tahiri's interest and was confused why she seemed to dislike all the other female Jedi around their age.
- The Chosen One: Subverted: everyone In-Universe and the readers thought he had a special destiny, but in the end, he was just a powerful Jedi who died saving others.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: A good and noble person who always strived to do the right thing even to his grave.
- Code Name: His callsign in a fighter is "Little Brother".
- A Day in the Limelight: The Edge of Victory duology.
- Dead Guy Junior: Leia named him after her father hoping to redeem the name, but she later regretted it because she thought it placed a burden on Anakin to live up to that hope.
- Decoy Protagonist: He's set up as the protagonist of New Jedi Order but ultimately becomes the Sacrificial Lion for Jacen. Interestingly, it was originally the opposite but George Lucas requested Anakin be killed off resulting in this trope being played straight.
- Heroic RRoD: How he died. He gave it his all against the Vong until he had no energy left to give.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Gave his life to end the voxyn threat.
- Icy Blue Eyes: He has them but unlike many other holders of this, Anakin is a Nice Guy.
- Killed Off for Real: In Star by Star.
- Laser Blade: Used a purple bladed lightsaber, which he rebuilt with a lambent crystal while on Yavin 4 as a Yuuzhan Vong captive, which enabled him to sense the Yuuzhan Vong. It was taken by the Yuuzhan Vong as a trophy after his death, with Supreme Overlord Shimmra trying to use it against Luke during their duel in The Unifying Force. It was recovered after the battle and placed inside a tree in Chewbacca's home village on Kashyyyk, to be withdrawn by someone worthy when it was needed.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Tahiri.
- The Stoic: He's generally unemotional before the New Jedi Order.
- Superpowerful Genetics: Just like his uncle Luke, as the descendant of The Chosen One, Anakin's Force potential is massive.
- Technopath: As a child, his talents with the Force were for intuitively understanding machinery.
- Teen Genius: Despite being the youngest Solo child, he's no less apt when it comes to ships and mechanics.
- Useless Spleen: Averted: the initial wound he sustains on the Myrkr mission that ends up killing him is to his spleen.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: Played with, in that it's only after dying that he gains this in regards to how the Jedi Order has to function.Anakin Solo to Luke and Ben :The Order can't wait for a great Jedi Knight to lead it. That's what everyone thought I was, and when I died, too much died with me. Don't make the same mistake I did, don't let anyone push you into that. Every Jedi has to be his own light, because the light shouldn't go out when one Jedi dies.
- Youngest Child Wins: He's the brightest and has the most potential out of his siblings. Then Subverted when he is the first to die. Then played straight when Jacen falls to the dark side and Jaina comes dangerously close at times, while he is remembered as a paragon of morality and ideal for the Jedi to strive towards.
A Ramoan Jedi Knight who is best friends with the Horn siblings and Bothan Jedi Knight Yaqeel Saav'etu. He often serves as a guardian for Allana Solo until he is killed during the retaking of the Jedi Temple from the Lost Tribe.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Yaqeel and Allana.
- Laser Blade: Uses a green bladed lightsaber.
- Undying Loyalty: To his friends and the Jedi Order.
Homeworld: Coruscant (born on the Errant Venture)
The only child of Luke and Mara. Formerly apprenticed to his cousin Jacen Solo, until he discovered that he had turned to the Dark Side. He finished his training under his father, and became the youngest Jedi Knight in the Order at fourteen years of age. After the Lost Tribe of the Sith emerged, Ben fell for Vestera Khai, a Sith apprentice, and sought to bring her to the light side of the Force.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Of the light side, possibly. See Balance Between Good and Evil below.
- Balance Between Good and Evil: According to a vision received by several Jedi in Apocalypse, it's his destiny to become the immortal "One", representing the Light Side in the galaxy, fighting a Forever War with Vestara, who would eternally represent The Dark Side. He pulls of a Screw Destiny instead, even convincing Vestara not to drink from the Fountain of Power and defeating Abeloth without it.
- Berserk Button: Insulting his parents will anger him greatly.
- Black Cloak: He wears black a lot though thankfully, Dark Is Not Evil.
- Chick Magnet:Luke: And when someone asks you to talk to her among the Trees of Imminent Doom?
Ben: I say yes, and close my eyes and pucker up for a big kiss.
Luke: There, that's the Skywalker survival instinct at work.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Just like his father, he wears with an all-black costume.
- Dating Catwoman: With Vestara.
- Dead Guy Junior: He was named after Obi-Wan Kenobi, whom Luke knew as Ben.
- Deadpan Snarker: Most of his conversations with his father and/or Vestara involve snark.
- Fiery Redhead: He got it from his mother.
- Genius Bruiser: He's both a Jedi Knight and highly intelligent.
- Holy Hand Grenade: Uses an attack described like this, to punch a hole in Abeloth, in Apocalypse.
- Oedipus Complex: Several fans see shades of this in his relationship with Vestara.
- Off-Model: Various illustrations had him look much like his father, particularly during Legacy of the Force, even though the text made it clear that he took after his mother.
- Professional Killer: For one book, anyway; he has the skill, but not the temperament.
- Screw Destiny: He has torn down at least one prophecy about his future. Only time will tell.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Nearly all of his mannerisms and physical traits are inherited from Mara.
- Super Mode: He does this just long enough to launch a Kamehame Hadoken that is explicitly stated to be capable of destroying a capital ship. Except unlike what Jacen did, this form isn't described as 'impossible to achieve again'.
- Teen Genius: He was the youngest knight in the Order at fourteen...something not even his talented dead cousin could achieve.
A female Twi'lek, Daeshara'cor was raised by her mother, traveling the galaxy and learning tricks from fringe elements in dozens of spaceports. She was eventually discovered by Luke Skywalker, who brought her to the Jedi Academy on Yavin 4. After becoming a Jedi Knight, Daeshara'cor rescued two Force sensitive Twi'lek sisters, Numa and Alema Rar, from Ryloth. During the Yuuzhan Vong invasion, she briefly fell to the Dark Side when she learned of the Yuuzhan Vong's enslavement of captives, and she attempted to find and use a superweapon to destroy them. She perished during the Battle of Ithor.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Her skin is said to be green, though one of the roleplaying sourcebooks depict her as having light-pink skin, but that's assumed to be an error.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: When she dies, she disappears into the Force.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: That she's a Twi'lek plays a part in her death. The poison that kills her had previously nearly done Corran in, but as she notes, he's human, she's not, and that makes enough of a difference.
- Fallen Hero: Briefly, but Luke and Anakin manage to redeem her.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: As a Twi'lek, this is kinda a given.
- Insane Troll Logic: During an argument about the Jedi's past, she insists that since there's no proof any more the Jedi were warriors, no-one can prove they weren't warriors, QED. It should be noted that this is when she's gone nuts from grief.
- Laser Blade: Uses a scarlet-bladed lightsaber.
- The Mentor: To Numa and Alema Rar.
- Parental Abandonment: Her father died in an accident and her mother died after being forced into slavery.
- Remember the New Guy?: First appears in Dark Tide: Ruin, as a member of the Jedi who's been around a while.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Sort of. She dies in the very same book she first appears in, but later on is established to have brought the Rar sisters into the Order, and one of them becomes very important in following series.
- Trauma Button: Slavery. Learning the Vong keep slaves makes her nearly go full Dark Side, transferring her hatred of slavers to them.
A human from Druckenwell, Daye served the Rebel Alliance after an Imperial Moff betrayed him and the weapons manufacturing plant he worked for, suffering grievous injuries that resulted in a cybernetic left eye, arm, and leg. Daye joined the reformed Jedi Order and married his lover, Tinian I'att, after the war against the Empire ended. He was briefly turned to the Dark Side by a mysterious Force-sensitive Yuuzhan Vong woman during the Yuuzhan Vong War, but he was redeemed by a group of Jedi and Galactic Alliance agents.
A male human, Doran is the son of Wraith Squadron members Kell Tainer and Tyria Sarkin.
A human female Jedi Knight, Eryl grew up traveling the space lanes with her father, learning how to tell where in the galaxy she was with the Force. During the Yuuzhan Vong War, she joined the Jedi strike team that traveled to Myrkr. She was killed during the mission when a razor bug sliced her face in half.
A human male, Finn was the prince of Artorias when it came under attack by the Yuuzhan Vong in 25 ABY. He was rescued by Master Luke Skywalker, who discovered his Force sensitivity and recruited him into the Jedi Order.
- "Before I got this scratch, it was easy to believe in my own invincibility. I was arrogant enough to think of myself as perfect. That's a trap Kyp, Wurth, Octa, and others in his cabal are falling into. They think that because they've not been hurt, they can't be hurt. That's not an illusion I harbor anymore."
An arrogant young Jedi Knight who was part of Kyp Durron's aggressive faction very early in the Yuuzhan Vong war. His own failures and battles against the Vong humbled him, and he turned away from Durron and began supporting Luke's faction. After the Mission to Myrkr, he began investigating rumors that Jacen Solo was alive. He found him seemingly serving the Yuuzhan Vong and was captured, but discovered it was a trick so Jacen could convince the World Brain of the Vong shaped Coruscant to switch sides. Ganner held off the Yuuzhan Vong long enough for Jacen to do so and escape, in a Heroic Sacrifice that is regarded as one of the greatest moments in the Star Wars Legends canon.
- Badass Boast: One that has yet to be equaled in the EU:Nom Anor: There are thousands of warriors out here. You are only one man!Ganner: I am only one Jedi.Nom Anor: You're Insane!Ganner: No. I am Ganner. This threshold is mine. I claim it for my own. Bring on your thousands, one at a time or all in a rush. I don't give a damn. None shall pass.
- Becoming the Mask: For most of his life, Ganner was a conflicted Glory Seeker, trying to fight his own "glory sickness" and being fearful of not living up to what he thinks he is supposed to be a hero. It is not until the events of Traitor that he finally learns his lesson, with Jacen's help, and makes his choice: he accepts his role as a sidekick, buying time for what Jacen has to do. His You Shall Not Pass! Dying Moment of Awesome is the direct result, earning his title of hero among the everyone in the galaxy. Even the Yuuzhan Vong, who killed him, start worshiping him as the guardian of the underworld.
- Character Development: Goes from an arrogant glory seeker to a humble Jedi who sacrificed his life to save someone he didn't even like because he knew Jacen's survival would restore hope to the New Republic.
- Danger Sense: Averted, unlike most Jedi. According to Jacen, Ganner has the Danger Sense of a mynock and he walks into several traps during the series.
- Dissonant Laughter: During his Heroic Sacrifice.
- Do Not Go Gentle: His Dying Moment of Awesome elevates him to Memetic Badass status in-universe.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: Regarded so by everyone in universe: the Yuuzhan Vong eventually elevate him to their pantheon of gods as the gatekeeper of the dead due to it, and the Jedi regard him as one of their greatest heroes.
- Glory Seeker: He got over it following his failure on Garqi against one Yuuzhan Vong warrior. He still struggled with the urge to try be a hero, but kept it in check for the most part.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Received a nasty one on the left side of his face when fighting a Yuuzhan Vong for the first time. He kept it to remind himself what his arrogance could cost him.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Perhaps the most famous and badass sacrifices in Legends, if not Star Wars.
- Heroic Wannabe: He struggled to resist this, but before his Heroic Sacrifice, he realized that his need to play the hero could be one of his greatest strengths, and used it against the Yuuzhan Vong by tempting them into coming at him one at a time in honorable combat.
- Laser Blade: Used a yellow bladed lightsaber, which was destroyed by the Yuuzhan Vong when he was captured. During his Last Stand, he used Anakin's lightsaber, which Vergere had managed to get to Jacen, who passed it onto Ganner.
- Last Stand: Holds off legions of Yuuzhan Vong before finally killing them and himself.
- Mind over Matter: He was an expert in using telekinesis.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Before he gets a reality check during his first duel with a Yuuzhan Vong.
- Took a Level in Kindness: After ridding himself of his arrogance.
- You Shall Not Pass!: "I am Ganner. This threshold is mine. I claim it for my own. Bring on your thousands, one at a time or all in a rush. I don't give a damn. None shall pass."
A male Arcona, Izal was originally the apprentice of Kenth Hamner, but fell prey to his species easy addiction to salt dropping out of the Order. He was eventually found by Master Eelysa, who helped him learn to live with his addiction and continue his training as a Jedi.
- Cool Starship: The Sureshot, a YT-1300 like the Millennium Falcon, which he sacrificed during the Yuuzhan Vong War to help Han and Leia sneak onto Coruscant to trick assassins hired by Viqi Sheesh.
- Mr. Vice Guy: Sure, he may be an expert pilot and powerful Jedi Knight, but he's also a drug addict.
The main character of Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, a youth full of talent from Coruscant who managed to build a lightsaber by himself. He's sent to Luke's Jedi Academy on Yavin 4 in order to learn the ways of the Force. The player could choose different races and genders for Jaden, but officially, he's a male human with a purple (later green) standard lightsaber. Jaden has since starred in two EU novels, Crosscurrent and Riptide, set nearly 30 years after the game.
- The Atoner: Following his actions during the Battle of Centerpoint, in which he ordered a deck be spaced to quickly clear his strike team a path even though there were civilians inside. He takes a leave of absence from the Jedi Order to sort everything out.
- Back from the Dead: He gets killed by a One Sith agent at the end of Riptide, but his mind is taken in a Ratakan mind spear. Marr uses the mind spear to transfer Jaden's conscience into a clone of Jaden made by the One Sith that was to be used to infiltrate the Jedi Order. Marr does not tell him what happened, but Jaden can sense something is wrong with him once he wakes up and notices that several scars are missing.
- Bad Powers, Good People: In the game, the player can choose to use Dark Side powers, but still play a Lightsided character. In the novels, Force Lightning comes to him unbidden when he gets angry or scared, much to his concern.
- Classical Anti-Hero: Assailed by self-doubt and uncertainty, Jaden in Crosscurrent.
- Cloning Blues: Twice over, even - in addition to the above under Back From The Dead, he started out as a clone created by Grand Admiral Thrawn. Who he was cloned from and for what purpose aren't explained.
- Dual Wielding: Averted: he has two lightsabers, but never uses them together.
- Fingore: He loses three fingers in a lightsaber duel during Crosscurrent.
- Laser Blade: He uses three different lightsabers: the first was a purple bladed one that he built in a dream-like state as a teenager on Coruscant and later gave to Marr. The second was a green bladed lightsaber he built to replace the purple one after losing it on Vjun, although he later recovered it. The third was the blade of a insane clone known as Alpha, who destroyed Jaden's second lightsaber. Jaden took the clone's unstable red bladed lightsaber and cleansed the crystal, turning the blade yellow.
- Parental Abandonment: Both his parents were killed in a speeder accident when he was a child, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Orn, who died when the Yuuzhan Vong invaded Coruscant.
- The Protagonist: Of Crosscurrent and Riptide.
- Sword and Gun: He uses both lightsabers and blasters in combat.
- Thousand-Yard Stare: Both Kheydan and Marr note he has one soon after they meet him in Crosscurrent, due to the trauma of his actions during the assault on Centerpoint Station.
A male Rodian, Drark joined the Jedi strike team to Myrkr during the Yuuzhan Vong War, serving as the team's sniper. He was killed when a Yuuzhan Vong warrior sliced his chest open with an amphistaff.
The second child of Corran and Mirax Horn. In 43 ABY, she was one of several Jedi who fell under the mental control of Abeloth, but was eventually freed.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: By Abeloth from Omen until Conviction.
- BrotherSister Team: With Valin at several points in Fate of the Jedi.
- Dead Girl Junior: Named after Mirax's mother.
- Laser Blade: Uses a blue bladed lightsaber.
- Sealed Good in a Can: She was frozen in carbonite after going insane, but freed in Conviction.
A female human, Kani became acting Grand Master Kenth Hamner's apprentice shortly after he took office. She was murdered after she volunteered to try and negotiate with the Mandalorians laying siege to the Jedi Temple.
- The Apprentice: To Kenth Hamner.
- Girl Friday: To Hamner.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A young sweet Jedi who doesn't even carry a lightsaber (though this was intentional in order to show that she's not a threat) when negotiating with a Mandalorian. Which was a mistake.
- Hidden Depths: A lot of other Jedi see her as just Hamner's perky assistant, but she's quite intelligent, quick-witted, and very brave.
The player character of the X-Wing video game. A male human, Keyan was a fighter pilot in the Rebellion during the Galactic Civil War. He eventually became a Jedi Knight, but continued to serve as a fleet commander in the New Republic navy.
- Ace Pilot: He piloted one of the four ships that survived the battle of Yavin.
- Been There, Shaped History: Downplayed. He survived the Battle of Yavin in his Y-Wing, but he wasn't directly involved with it being destroyed.
- Four-Star Badass: During the Yuuzhan Vong War.
- Luke Nounverber: Far lander, as in, from a distant land.
A female Bothan, Kolir participated in several missions during the Second Galactic Civil War, usually alongside fellow Jedi Knight Thann Mithric.
The nephew of Chewbacca, Lowbacca was discovered to be Force-sensitive and sent to train at Luke Skywalker's Jedi Acadamy on Yavin 4, where he quickly became friends with the Solo children. Since then, he has proven to be one of the Jedi Order's best pilots and mechanics, serving on the frontlines of every galactic conflict alongside his friends.
- The Big Guy: As expected from a Wookiee, this is his main role, just like his uncle before him.
- Code Name: His call sign in a fighter is "Streak", after his black streak of hair.
- Demoted to Extra: His importance has decreased significantly since the Dark Nest Trilogy ended, with most of his appearances being very brief or mere mentions of him doing something offscreen.
- Genius Bruiser: A Wookiee computer genius.
- In-Series Nickname: Lowie.
- Laser Blade: Uses a bronze-bladed lightsaber.
- Meaningful Name: In the Wookiee language in Shyriiwook, lowbacca means "dutiful friend".
- The Unintelligible: Like most Wookiees, he can't speak Basic.
A female Anx, Madurrin was one of Luke's original twelve students. She is extremely skilled with Battle Meditation, and served in the New Republic and Galactic Alliance fleets during the Yuuzhan Vong War to utilize her talents.
- Advantage Ball: Her skill with Battle Meditation.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She hasn't appeared since The Unifying Force.
- "Life does not follow a predictable path. There is no way to capture the infinite variables involved."
A Cerean math savant, which is linked to his Force sensitivity. He is a salvager who works with Kheydan Faal and is hired by Jaden Korr to help investigate a mysterious signal in Crosscurrent. He becomes Jaden's apprentice at the end of the novel, and their story is continued in Riptide.
- The Apprentice: To Jaden.
- Badass Bookworm: He manages to defeat the Iteration, a Sith trained clone of Jaden, with very little training.
- Good with Numbers: He is capable of calculating perfect hyperspace jumps with minimal aid from the nav-computer.
- I Did What I Had to Do: Putting Jaden's memories into the Iteration after they were absorbed into a Rakatan mind spear, as it was the only way he could think of to save Jaden's life.
- The Lancer: To Kheydan.
- Laser Blade: Uses a purple bladed lightsaber, which was Jaden's original lightsaber which he presented as a gift to his new apprentice.
- Noble Male, Roguish Male: The noble to Kheydan's roguish.
- Ace Pilot: He was the second-best of Kyp's Dozen-and-one Avengers
- The Apprentice: To Kyp Durron.
- Break the Badass: He's taken captive by the Vong during Vector Prime, and they regard him as an inferior captive, subjecting him to Mind Rape over and over.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He dies toward the end of Vector Prime, taking out two Vong guards to allow Danni and Jacen to escape.
A female Falleen, Natua was one of several Jedi afflicted by a madness created by the Dark Side Force being Abeloth. After recovering, she assisted Grand Master Luke Skywalker in researching ancient Sith worlds to find some trace of where Abeloth or her Lost Tribe of Sith allies might be hiding. She died on Upekzar at the hands of Vestera Khai, who wounded her to save Ben Skywalker from Rhak-skuri, which attacked and killed Natua when she became an easier target.
A Human Jedi Knight from Lorrd, where she was stationed in 40 ABY. Having been trained in lightsaber dueling by Jacen Solo, she developed a crush on him and was eager to assist him and his apprentice Ben Skywalker when they arrived on Lorrd to investigate a mysterious artifact. Their investigation led to the Sith Lady Lumiya, who turned Jacen to the Dark Side of the Force, causing him to strike Nelani down.
- The Conscience: Tries to be one for Jacen when she notices how ruthless he can be when solving situations. She doesn't succeed.
- Defiant to the End: She makes it very clear it's not the "her dying" part that bothers her about Jacen's execution of her.
- Hopeless Suitor: To Jacen.
- Kill the Cutie: She's an idealistic young Jedi and Jacen sees some very happy potential futures for her. She gets killed by him, naturally.
- The Idealist: To contrast the increasingly cynical Jacen. She's a loyal Jedi to the end.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: How Jacen kills her.
- Laser Blade: Uses a yellow-white bladed lightsaber.
- Mauve Shirt: Betrayal gives her some decent characterization as a formerly shy idealist with a crush on Jacen, making it seem like she could become a supporting character or Morality Pet. Instead, she's Jacen's first victim.
- Nice Girl: Genuinely kind to Ben when they meet.
- Sacrificial Lamb: One of Jacen's first straight-up murders.
- What You Are in the Dark: She succeeds admirably in her refusal to violate her values by killing an innocent to save thousands and by trying to help Jacen pass his own What You Are in the Dark test. Too bad it gets her killed by him.
Species: Human (Alderaanian parents)
A human Jedi Knight descended from a family of Alderaanian merchants who attended the Jedi Acadamy alongside the Solo children. During the Yuuzhan Vong War, Raynar ended up stranded in Killik space after two Sith hijacked his ship on a mission, becoming Unu Thul, the head of the Killik hive mind. The Sith manipulated him into starting a war of expansion and drawing his Jedi friends into the war, but he was eventually captured and redeemed by Grand Master Luke Skywalker, rejoining the Jedi Order during the fight against Abeloth and the Lost Tribe of Sith.
- Achievements in Ignorance: By Abyss Raynar has recovered enough from his joining with the Killiks to the point that he doesn't need to stay in the Jedi Temple's asylum anymore. He just didn't realize it without a little prodding.
- The Atoner: Feels immense guilt for his time amongst the Killiks.
- Badass Boast: In Backlash, towards a group of Mandalorians:"I am Jedi Thul. I have not fought for real in many years. I should be a push-over. Come get me."
- Brainwashed and Crazy: During the Dark Nest Trilogy.
- Break the Haughty: When introduced, he was an arrogant rich kid. Then he got embarrassed and mentally broken several times, and once he fully recovers, he becomes one of the humblest Jedi in the Order.
- Butt-Monkey: In Young Jedi Knights, and to a lesser extent in the New Jedi Order.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Has some elements of being one after recovering from being part of a Killik hive mind.
- Code Name: His callsign in a fighter is "Merchantman".
- Facial Horror: The burns he suffered after crashing during the Yuuzhan Vong War are eventually repaired by plastic surgery, but his face is now scarred and looks like it's plastic.
- Laser Blade: Used a silver bladed lightsaber, which was lost when he crash landed in the Unknown Regions. As UnuThul, he used a golden bladed lightsaber, which Luke took from him after defeating him at the end of the Swarm War. It was returned to him after he recovered.
- Man on Fire: After crash landing on the Killik's planet, he caught on fire while rescuing Lomi and Welk from the crashed ship.
- Odd Friendship: With Wynn Dovan, Daala's Chief of Staff in Fate of the Jedi.
- Sheltered Aristocrat: In the Young Jedi Knights series.
- Took a Level in Badass: Several over the course of the saga. He even kept the ones he took while crazy.
A orphan who lived in Coruscant's Vongformed lower levels until Jacen Solo discovered her Force-sensitivity and helped her enter the Jedi Order. In thanks, she supplied him information about things that happened in the Jedi Temple and carried out several tasks for him. When he fell to the Dark Side, Seha ceased assisting him and played a part in trying to bring about his downfall. After the war, she became the apprentice of Council Master Octa Ramis, and became a full Jedi Knight while participating in operations against the Lost Tribe of Sith.
- The Atoner: During the Second Galactic Civil War, due to the help she had given Jacen.
- The Apprentice: Octa Ramis' until she was promoted in Conviction.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She grew up in the Vongformed underworld of Coruscant as an orphan until Jacen rescued her.
- Heel Realization: When she discovered Jacen had gone to the Dark Side.
- The Mole: Served as Jacen's in the Jedi Order. Once she found out he had gone to the Dark Side, she stopped helping him and offered all the information she had to the Masters.
- Parental Abandonment: Both of them are dead: her mother died when Coruscant fell to the Yuuzhan Vong, and her father died during the occupation.
- Significant Anagram: "Seha Dorvald" is an anagram for "Sad Hard Love", fitting with what she goes through.
- StudentMaster Team: With Octa Ramis.
- Unwitting Pawn: To Jacen.
A Chev Jedi Knight who champions anti-slavery activity. He was one of several Jedi Knights who suffered from the Force Psychosis inflicted by Abeloth.
- Alliterative Name: Sothais Saar.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: By Abeloth in Backlash and Allies.
- Born into Slavery: It's hinted that he was a slave at some point in his life, which is why he is so dedicated to anti-slavery activities.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Saar almost immediately runs into Cilghal after he contracts Force psychosis. The duel lasted about five seconds before he gets knocked out.
- Good Is Boring: His reports almost put lifelong bureaucrats and the Jedi Council to sleep.
- Human Alien: As a Chev, he looks like a tall Human, but isn't.
The descendant of a Jedi Knight from the Old Order, Tahiri was born to two Force-sensitive moisture farmers on Tatooine who were killed when she was three during a misunderstanding by a group of Tusken Raiders who thought they were attacking the leader of their tribe, Silven, who was actually friends with the couple. Tahiri was raised by Silven as a Tusken until Luke and Tionne discovered her on a trip to Tatooine and received permission to take her to become a Jedi. She befriended Anakin Solo at the Jedi Academy, and the two eventually fell in love. However, their happiness was cut short as Tahiri was physically and psychologically scarred by torture at the hands of Yuuzhan Vong Shapers and Anakin died on the mission to destroy the Voxyn Queen. Tahiri ended up broken by these events, never able to fully recover from her mental torture and the loss of Anakin, leading to a brief stint as the Sith apprentice of Darth Caedus before being redeemed by Ben Skywalker.
- Aborted Arc: Anakin has a vision in Conquest of her as a half-Yuuzhan Vong Dark Messiah, and following the events of that book she pretty much has the "half-Yuuzhan Vong" part down, and it's pretty heavily hinted in The Final Prophecy that this is still a possible future. It never comes up again after that book, even when she goes dark, and her Yuuzhan Vong nature gets a few cursory mentions in Dark Nest before being dropped nearly altogether in Legacy of the Force and Fate of the Jedi, despite being a very prominent aspect of her personality before that.
- Ambiguous Situation: Fate of the Jedi implied Tahiri & Jacen were in some sort of relationship, though Allston said "Didn't happen in my book." and Denning said it was up to interpretation.
- The Atoner: She becomes this by Fate of the Jedi: Ascension.
- Broken Bird: She lost her boyfriend, numerous friends, was corrupted by Jacen and had a Yuuzhan-Vong personality inserted into her brain causing her intense suffering as the two personas battled for control. Not exactly going to leave someone nice and stable...
- Code Name: Her callsign in a fighter is "Toes".
- Corrupt the Cutie: Everyone tries to corrupt her for some purpose. The Yuuzhan Vong, the Killiks, Darth Caedus...
- Does Not Like Shoes: She is so well-known for this that her squadron adopted the name "Barefoot Squadron." Fittingly, her callsign is "Toes."
- The Dragon: To Darth Caedus.
- Enemy Within: Riina Kwaad during the late The New Jedi Order.
- FaceHeel Revolving Door: She was a Jedi, but then joined Jacen as his Sith apprentice before switching back to the Jedi.
- "Get Out of Jail Free" Card: Technically, she's still under trial for the murder of Pellaeon.
- Laser Blade: Uses a blue bladed lightsaber.
- Love Makes You Evil: She joins Jacen because of Anakin's death. Specifically, because Jacen claims that he can bring Anakin back.
- Necromantic: See Love Makes You Evil.
- Odd Friendship: With Nen Yim in The Final Prophecy, made particularly odd because Nen was the assistant to the Mad Scientist who tried to turn Tahiri into a Yuuzhan Vong in the first place. Of course, since Tahiri's Vong personality was based on Nen Yim's own memories, there's a reason why they would connect with each other...
- Raised by Natives: She was raised by Tusken Raiders.
- Scars are Forever: Numerous ones, including three prominent scars going in straight lines down her forehead, left behind by the process the Shapers used to install the Riina Kwaad personality.
- Split Personality: After the failed brainwashing in Conquest, leading to:
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Anakin.
- Too Kinky to Torture: After becoming half-Yuuzhan Vong mentally.
A human from Duro, Tam is the son of Daye and Tinian Azur-Jamin.
- Badass Bookworm: After the Yuuzhan Vong War, he wrote a detailed study entitled Droids, Technology and the Force: A Clash of Phenomena.
- Code Name: His call sign in a fighter is "Quiet".
- The Quiet One: So much so that his call sign in a fighter is "Quiet".
- Telepathy: Very skilled at reading others minds, although on the downside he has trouble keeping other peoples thoughts out of his head. This causes some uncomfortable moments when he flies alongside Luke and Mara and he overhears some thoughts he rather would not have.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Last mentioned in The Unseen Queen.
A Chadra-Fan Jedi Knight who served as Cilghal's apprentice. During the Yuuzhan Vong War, Tekli was a member of the Myrkr strike team, and helped in the search for Zonama Sekot. Afterwards she has primarily assisted Cilghal in running the Jedi Temple's medical facilities or providing medical support on missions.
- Laser Blade: Uses a green bladed lightsaber.
Homeworld: Barab I
A Barabel Jedi Knight, Tesar is the son of Saba and the hatchmate of Bela and Krasov. In Fate of the Jedi, he became the leader of a pack of Barabels who started a nest under the Jedi Temple.
- Animal Eyes: Like the other Barabel, his eyes are reptile-like.
- The Big Guy: Just like his mother, this is his role.
- Blood Knight: As a Jedi, he struggles to keep this in check.
- Bizarre Alien Senses: Can see in infrared.
- Code Name: His callsign in a fighter is "Tail One". His hatchmates Bela and Krasov were "Tail Two" and "Tail Three".
- Hates Being Touched: Like his mom, it's a Barabel thing, but he hasn't gotten past it as much as she has.
- I Am A Sithitarian: Barabels have some odd eating habits, and have no taboo about eating the bodies of fallen enemies. When the Lost Tribe occupy the Jedi Temple, Tesar and his fellow Barabels kill and eat any of them who enter the underlevels.
- The Leader: Of the pack he starts in Fate of the Jedi.
- Papa Wolf: After he starts a nest in Fate of the Jedi.
- Prehensile Tail: His lizard-like tail can be used this way.
- "I am an ethical Jedi. I only twist people's minds in the line of duty."
A male Falleen, Thann participated in several Jedi missions during the Second Galactic Civil War, often working alongside Bothan Jedi Knight Kolir Hu'lya. He was killed dueling Darth Caedus.
- Jedi Mind Trick: He has very powerful ones, since he can augment them with his Falleen pheromones.
- Off with His Head!: Courtesy of Darth Caedus.
- Rubber-Forehead Alien: He passes for a human in Betrayal by making his skin tone tan instead of green and wearing a cloak.
- Those Two Guys: With Kolir Hu'lya.
A female Bith, Ulaha was a gifted musician and strategist. She was a member of the Myrkr strike team, but was the first one to die after suffering a wound during the teams initial capture.
- Determinator: Even injured and facing repeated bouts of torture, Ulaha never broke and in fact killed the Voxyn being used to torture her after Anakin ordered her to admit that a hidden Jedi base existed.
- Good with Numbers: So good that she can determine the chances of success for a battle plan almost perfectly while taking into account multiple variables.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Having already been injured, Ulaha realized that she would just slow the strike team down and offered to pilot their captured Yuuzhan Vong ship away so the rest of the team could sneak onto the Yuuzhan Vong worldship. She nearly escaped, but several enemy ships caught up with her, so she blew up her vessel rather then get taken captive again.
- Sacrificial Lion: Her death established that no member of the Myrkr strike team was safe.
The eldest child of Corran and Mirax Horn. In 43 ABY, he was one of several Jedi who fell under the mental control of Abeloth, but was eventually freed.
- The Beastmaster: He's extremely good at using the Force to control and influence animals.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: By Abeloth from Outcast until Conviction.
- BrotherSister Team: With Jysella at several points in Fate of the Jedi.
- Deadpan Snarker: Like father, like son.
- Dead Guy Junior: Named after Corran's father.
- Friend to All Living Things
- Sealed Good in a Can: He was frozen in carbonite after going insane, but was freed in Conviction.
A male Brubb, Wonetun was trained by Saba Sebatyne and joined her Wild Knights Squadron during the Yuuzhan Vong War.
- Flies Like Crazy: He flies a blastboat like its a starfighter and sets its inertia compensator to 92%. This makes Danni Quee have to close her eyes during some maneuvers to keep them in their sockets.
A male human, Wurth was one of several Jedi to be a part of Kyp Durron's radical faction during the Yuuzhan Vong War. He died in Yuuzhan Vong captivity after deliberately being taken captive to try and disrupt Yuuzhan Vong slave operations.
- Big Ego, Hidden Depths: Gets broken down and shows his Hidden Depths in Hero's Trial, but unfortunately he doesn't survive to learn from his experiences.
- A Day in the Limelight: In Agents of Chaos II: Hero's Trial.
- Glory Seeker: Charges in to "rescue" Leia and Mara from an attack they didn't want rescuing from, since they'd almost gotten away anyhow, making the situation they'd come to deal with worse.
- Laser Blade: Used a red bladed lightsaber.
- Leeroy Jenkins: He had a tendency to act without thinking, charging into situations without looking at what could result from them. In Vector Prime, this involved him shooting down fighters and causing a major diplomatic incident that set back negotiations between two planets, and this same impulsiveness led to his death aboard a Yuuzhan Vong slave ship.
A female Bothan, Yaqeel is best friends with the Horn siblings and Ramoan Jedi Knight Bazel Warv, and one of several victims of Abeloth's mind control.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: By Abeloth from Abyss until Allies.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: During the retaking of Coruscant from the Lost Tribe, Yaqeel spotted a man with a dark Force aura watching a battle between Jedi and Sith in a plaza. When she tried to take him into custody, he effortsly disarmed her and told her "not yet". Considering the heavy implication that the man was Darth Krayt, Yaqeel was lucky to survive.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Bazel.
- Laser Blade: Uses an amber-bladed lightsaber.
Species: Unknown blue-skinned species
A blue-skinned Jedi, Yuledan was captured by the Yuuzhan Vong early in their invasion of the galaxy and experimented on by the Master Shaper Ngame.
- Killed Off for Real: Ngame's experiments eventually kill him.
A orphan who befriended the Solo children on Coruscant, he was kidnapped by the Shadow Acadamy and trained to be a Dark Jedi. He eventually turned to the Lightside and briefly became a bounty hunter before joining the Jedi Order, and entered into a Love Triangle for Jaina's affections with Jagged Fel, which he eventually lost. He is now engaged to one of Tenal Ka's cousins, Taryn Zel, and continues to serve the Jedi Order as one of its most capable Jedi Knights.
- The Atoner: For his actions during his time at the Shadow Academy.
- Battle Couple: With Taryn Zel.
- The Big Guy: He's 6'5 and a skilled fighter.
- Code Name: His callsign in a fighter is "Bounty Hunter".
- Conveniently an Orphan: His parents died when he was nine.
- Deadpan Snarker: He, Jaina, and Jag exchange plenty of snark throughout the series.
- Expy: See Sixth Ranger below.
- Good Counterpart: To Welk: both are former students of the Shadow Academy and have Only One Name, but Zekk becomes a Jedi while Welk joins the One Sith.
- HeelFace Turn: Was trained as a Dark Jedi but redeemed himself to the light.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Jaina.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: As a Jedi, he is noted for his incredible will to resist temptation, and his refusal to consider any action that is even the tiniest bit morally grey.
- Laser Blade: Used a red bladed lightsaber when he was part of the Shadow Academy. After becoming a Jedi, he used a yellow-orange one.
- Only One Name: Lampshaded by Han once or twice.
- The Paragon Always Rebels: Against the Shadow Academy.
- Parental Abandonment: He came from the groundquake prone planet Ennth, and was evacuated from the planet when the groundquake season started, but his parents died after trying to save some of their possessions.
- The Power of Friendship: What Jaina uses to turn him back from the darkside.
- The Scrounger: As an orphan in Coruscant's undercity, he had to scavenge a lot of supplies and machinery to survive. According to Star By Star, he actually has a Force enhanced sense to determine the best way to find and use scraps to make repairs.
- Sixth Ranger: In many ways, he's an expy of Tommy Oliver. Orphan, check. The bad guys' champion, check. HeelFace Turn, check. They even look similar.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: Implied with Jaina in Young Jedi Knights, they actually do date later.
- Stupid Sexy Flanders: When he and Jaina are part of the Killik hive mind in the Dark Nest Trilogy, Zekk shares her leftover feelings for Jag. Everyone is Squicked out by this.
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: To Jaina, but he ends up engaged to a Hapan royal instead.
Mirax Terrik Horn
Corran Horn's wife, and a (former) smuggler who specialized in antiques.
- Ace Pilot: She is a crack shot and capable fighter.
- Betty and Veronica: played with in the Rogue Squadron quadrilogy with the love triangle between her, Erisi Dlarit, and Corran Horn.
- Initially, Mirax is set up as the Veronica to Erisi's Betty. She's the kind of outlaw Corran used to jail for a living, her father is someone his father did jail, and her knee-jerk reaction upon learning his identity is that she should've left him to die out in space. Erisi, meanwhile, is a law-abiding fellow pilot in Corran's squadron who at this point hasn't been shown to be anything but friendly and supportive. However;
- Mirax and Corran get over their initial hostility fairly quickly (with a little help from Wedge Antilles). The fact that like Corran, Mirax is a Corellian who Can't Go Home Again, that she's a sister in all but name to Wedge and has been an ally to Rogue Squadron since before most of its pilots were in it, and that her social class isn't far from his, all end up making her an unlikely Girl Next Door of sorts to him. Meanwhile, Erisi, as time goes by, shows more and more or a Rich Bitch side to her, as well as a nasty possessive streak that leads her to bribe and threaten Mirax to stay away from Corran. And then she turns out to be an Imperial spy who very nearly gets Corran killed and does get him jailed and tortured for weeks.
- Cool Star Ship: The Pulsar Skate.
- Daddy's Girl: Has a very close relationship with her father, despite their occasional differences (the biggest one being her choice of husband). Probably due in part to her mother dying when she was very young.
- Deadpan Snarker: Oh yes. A trait she shares with Mara Jade, which quickly leads Luke Skywalker and Corran Horn to agree that the two should never meet.
- Determinator: Corran wants to postpone having kids until the campaign he's currently engaged in against the elusive Invid pirates has finished. Mirax agrees. She then promptly offers her services and her extensive underworld contacts to New Republic Intelligence in the hopes of finding the Invids and ending the campaign as quickly as possible. She gets captured in the process, but since this is what drives Corran to finally put serious effort into developing his Jedi abilities, then using them to infiltrate and bring down the Invids and free Mirax, it all works out in the end.
- Happily Married: With Corran Horn. As of the Legacy of the Force era, they have been for about forty years.
- Like Brother and Sister: With Wedge, since Booster pretty much adopted him after his parents died.
- Lovable Rogue: Her basic character type, much like many others in Star Wars. She's a criminal (a second generation one at least), but not a particularly violent one. She's also a patriot who maintains a lifelong relationship with the Rebel Alliance/New Republic. Her ship often smuggles supplies for them or their allies, and her criminal connections frequently help them in moments of difficulty.
- Mafia Princess: Downplayed. She avoids both stereotypical versions of this trope - she was never sheltered or kept unaware from what her father was doing, but she wasn't groomed to take over his organization either (except temporarily when he went to prison). In the end she carves out a separate place for herself as a smuggler in a more niche market than his, specializing in high-end antiquities. That said, she was still doted on by her father and all his crewmen while growing up, and remains perfectly willing to invoke his name as a quick way to send potential troublemakers running for cover.
- Mama Bear: She manages to knock out a Yaka captain, who's several feet taller than her and much more physically imposing, after finding he had hung her children who had been frozen in carbonite on his office wall.
- Reformed Criminal: Only officially. After the New Republic takes Coruscant and becomes the official government of the galaxy, she opens up a legitimate shipping line. She still returns to smuggling periodically to assist the New Republic when it comes under attack. She also offers Corran a glimpse of a second, far more profitable set of books for her shipping business, just in case you thought she was operating entirely out of the goodness of her heart.
- Hot Scientist: She's a brilliant scientist who is noted to be very beautiful, and it gets Jacen's attention.
- How Do I Shot Web?: She didn't even know she had Force powers to begin with. It wasn't until she's taken captive by the Vong that they even start showing up at all.
- Kidnapped Scientist: In Vector Prime.
- Put on a Bus: To Zonama Sekot.
- Romantic False Lead: For Jacen.
- Worthy Opponent: The Praetorite Vong take this attitude about her. This isn't a good thing for her, since they get pretty irritated when she's not taken with the thought of being sacrificed to their gods.
Homeworld: Outbound Flight (born)
Khedryn, a Human, was born aboard the remains of the Outbound Flight, and he became a smuggler and salvager after the survivors were discovered and rescued. He operated on the planet Fhost along the borders of the Unknown Regions with his partner Marr Idi-Shael, where they encountered Jedi Knight Jaden Korr and helped him on his mission to investigate a strange distress signal.
- Noble Male, Roguish Male: The roguish to Marr's noble.
A human male, Dyon is a failed Jedi apprentice with a weak connection to the Force. He became a guide on Dathmori, and assisted Grand Master Luke Skywalke and his son Ben when they arrived on the planet chasing Sith Apprentice Vastari Khai. He fell prey to the Force madness spread by Abeloth, who took over his body, forcing Luke to kill him.
- Deadpan Snarker: Snarks at Jaina all the time. All the time.