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This page is for characters in the various Sith orders 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.

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Rule of Two Sith Lords

    Jacen Solo/Darth Caedus 

Darth Caedus (Jacen Solo)

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"All the answers fall short of the truth."

Species: Human

Homeworld: Coruscant

Appears in: The Thrawn Trilogy | Dark Empire | I, Jedi | Jedi Academy Trilogy | Talesnote  | The Callista Trilogy | Crimson Empire | The Crystal Star | The Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy | The New Rebellion | The Corellian Trilogy | Hand of Thrawn Duology | Union | Junior Jedi Knightsnote  | Young Jedi Knights | The Crystal | The New Jedi Order | Chewbacca | Invasion | The Dark Nest Trilogy | Legacy Of The Force | Fate of the Jedinote 

"Why do I have to be strong? Someday I'll be able to go anywhere I want, or get anything I want, just by thinking about it—like Uncle Luke."

The twin of Jaina, Jacen was born after his sister. As he grew older, he became concerned with the direction of the Jedi Order, fearing that any aggression or even violent defensive action could send the whole Order to the Dark Side. He eventually decided that some evil had to be fought, and after being captured by the Yuuzhan Vong and tutored by Vergere, he developed a new philosophy in which how the Force was used did not matter, but the intent behind it. After helping end the Yuuzhan Vong War, Jacen went on a five year odyssey across the galaxy, training with numerous Force using groups. During this time, he had a vision of his unborn daughter Allana standing side-by-side with a "Dark Man" and ruling the galaxy. He set out to stop it any way he could, eventually falling to the Dark Side and becoming Darth Caedus, taking over the Galactic Alliance in the process. He was killed by Jaina in a duel at the end of the Second Galactic Civil War, but had successfully altered the future of the galaxy, preventing Allana from falling to the Dark Side.


  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Jaina's Abel.
  • Canon Immigrant: Kylo Ren, an Expy of Caedus, serves as The Heavy of The Force Awakens.
  • Chick Magnet: Tenel Ka, Danni Quee, Seha Dorvald, and Nelani Dinn have all found Jacen to be very attractive. It seems to be a main trait of Solos and Skywalkers.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: The death of his brother Anakin Solo, torture in the Embrace of Pain, the widespread destruction from the Yuuzhan Vong War, the Dark Nest incident, his own failures to achieve lasting peace to save innocent lives, and constant visions of multiple bad futures made Jacen lose most of his original idealism.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Inherited from his father Han Solo. Quickly veers towards black comedy after he becomes a Sith Lord.
  • Dying as Yourself: He seems to revert to his pre-Sith personality and call out through the Force to his wife... in the second before Jaina kills him.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Caedus completely despises Palpatine's methods.
  • Evil Mentor: To Ben Skywalker, Nelani Dinn, and Tahiri.
  • Face–Heel Turn: After being the hero for years and a load of build-up, Jacen became the Big Bad of the Legacy of the Force series.
  • Fallen Hero: Like his grandfather before him, Jacen becomes a Sith Lord.
  • Friend to All Living Things: At least when he was younger before the Yuuzhan Vong War. Jacen admits he began his journey to the Dark Side after losing this trait.
  • Generation Xerox: With Darth Vader. Many characters comment on his mannerisms, leadership style, and even dress patterns as being very much like his grandfather's Sith incarnation, and interestingly enough there's a fair balance between positive and negative traits. As he falls further to the Dark Side, he also inherits Vader's Hair-Trigger Temper and You Have Failed Me tendencies.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: From the Dark Nest books on.
  • The Hero: In Young Jedi Knights.
  • Hypocrite: Despite calling out others about valuing their family above the galaxy, he values his daughter above everything. Furthermore, he thinks that Luke is too confined and narrow with his old-fashioned, Light Side ideals, and attempts to become the Red Mage-but ends up as just another Sith.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: To the core. Even admitting that his actions were evil, he refuses to apologize for them.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Does this to Ta'a Chume, who had a list of crimes a mile wide.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Dies in the middle of sending a warning to Tenel Ka.
  • Knight Templar: As Darth Caedus.
  • Laser Blade: Used a green bladed lightsaber for most of his life, until Luke and Ben took it from him after the duel on the Anakin Solo. He then forged a red bladed lightsaber to replace it.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Part of the reason he became a Sith was to protect his daughter Allana against future threats.
  • Made of Iron: After having been through the Embrace of Pain, any other physical pain is pretty secondary.
  • Master Swordsman: When you can take on Jedi Battlemaster Kyle Katarn and survive against Grandmaster Luke Skywalker, you definitely qualify.
  • A Million Is a Statistic: Interestingly, he's completely against this mindset, noting that it's pure arrogance to value one above many (though see Hypocrite, above.
  • Mind Rape: Does this to Ta'a Chume and later Ben.
  • Papa Wolf: Jacen's reason for turning to the Dark Side dealt with this trope: he was trying to prevent a future where his daughter Allana would either be enslaved or act as the right-hand woman to the Dark Man (strongly implied to be Darth Krayt) in the event that he succeeded in gaining the Throne of Balance instead of Allana.
  • The Paragon Always Rebels: The son of Han and Leia, a protege student of Luke, and one the Jedi's greatest heroes in the Vong war. What did you expect? A happy ending?
  • Protagonist Journey to Villain: A number of factors lead Jacen to slip into evil and once he does go full-Sith, it becomes a ticking clock to how fast he can go from reasonable Well-Intentioned Extremist to utter bastard.
  • Pungeon Master: In Young Jedi Knights.
  • Pride: A Master Swordsman, he thinks of himself as possibly the best (aside from Luke) there's ever been. Darth Sidious, Mace Windu, Dooku, Yoda, and others would probably disagree.
    • It's also heavily implied that the reason Lumiya was able to pull the wool over his eyes was due to his disbelief that she would be able to do so.
  • Red Mage: Studied Force techniques from other groups, such as the Fallanassi, Aing-Tii, and Dathomir witches.
  • Rogue Protagonist: By Legacy of the Force.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Tenal Ka.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: With his father Han Solo in appearance. Later as Darth Caedus, he shares features with his grandfather Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, which is noted by several characters.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: After falling to the Dark Side.
  • Thanatos Gambit / Zero-Approval Gambit: As Darth Caedus.
  • Treacherous Advisor / Broken Pedestal: To Ben Skywalker in Legacy of the Force.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Jacen suffers an extreme case of this after killing Mara and becoming Darth Caedus.
  • Übermensch: Completely rejects the Jedi and Sith codes, attempting to form his own unique combination of the two as Darth Caedus. However, he ends up grasping the Villain Ball so tightly that he may as well have become a standard Sith.
  • The Usurper: Of the Chief of State's office.
  • Villain Ball: Not long after he becomes a full Sith, he grabs this with both hands. It significantly contributes to the collapse of his partnership with Cha Niathal, the decay of his military competence, and his eventual death.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: What Jacen began as during his apprenticeship to his uncle Luke. Sadly turns to...
    • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Became one after the death of Anakin Solo and Jacen's own repeated failures to save lives by preventing war.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: To himself, during Invincible, as he berates himself for having fallen into the same trap of pride that the other Sith did.

    Lumiya/Shira Brie 

Dark Lady of the Sith Lumiya / Shira Elan Colla Brie

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Species: Human

Homeworld: Coruscant

Considered by some to be the "proto-Mara Jade" (ie. redheaded/green-eyed Imperial assassin). Of course, her path didn't lead to as nearly a fulfilling life as Mara's. Eventually, she became an Evil Mentor for Jacen, before being killed by Luke in a Roaring Rampage of Revenge.


    Vergere 

Vergere


  • Affably Evil: One of the more morally grey Sith, being both a sincere mentor and motherly figure while also torturing and manipulating Jacen.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Her spirit appears to Jacen following her death, showing she has become one with the Force.
  • Catchphrase: "Everything I tell you is a lie."
  • Enigmatic Minion: Helps Jacen while being openly honest about how she also hinders him.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Her goals are extremely unclear, due to her tendency of lying to others in order to manipulate them. All that has really been made clear was that it involved corrupting Jacen Solo. Being confirmed as a Sith has not made it any easier to guess what she wanted to accomplish.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: She teaches Jacen some very valuable lessons and then sacrifices herself.
  • Trickster Mentor: She's incredibly manipulative and loves teaching with riddles, to the extent that this trope could be called "The Vergere."
  • Villain Takes an Interest: In Jacen.
  • Wild Card: Her status as a Sith or Jedi (or something new) is still a hotly debated topic among the fandom, despite her current canon status being a Sith.
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One Sith

    Lomi Plo 

Lomi Plo

A Sith Master, Lomi Plo and her apprentice Welk were captured by the Yuuzhan Vong early in the Yuuzhan Vong War. They were used to train Voxyn on the worldship over Myrkr, where a Jedi strike team found and freed them. They cooperated to destroy the Voxyn Queen, but Lomi and Welk took advantage of the team to steal a ship they found to escape, accidentally taking wounded Jedi Knight Raynar Thul with them. After crashing in the Unknown Regions, they were saved by the Killiks, and Lomi took over the species as the head of Gorog, the Dark Nest, and instituted a war of expansion against the Chiss and Galactic Alliance.


    Welk 

Welk

Lomi Plo's apprentice, Welk used to be a member of the Shadow Academy until its destruction. Joining the One Sith, he was captured alongside his master by the Yuuzhan Vong. After escaping Myrkr and crashing in the Unknown Regions, Welk became the Night Herald of the Dark Nest.


  • Took a Level in Badass: With the power of the Killiks behind him, Welk was able to duel and almost kill Saba Sebatyne.

    Darth Wyyrlok I 

Darth Wyyrlok I

Species: Chagrian

A Chagrian Sith Lord, Darth Wyyrlok served as Darth Krayt's intermediary while his master lay in stasis. Through their mental link, Wyyrlok would carry out Krayt's wishes and direct the actions of the One Sith and their agents throughout the galaxy.


    Kell Douro 

Kell Douro

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Species: Anzat

A Force-sensitive Anzat assassin who serves the One Sith, Kell is searching for a Jedi to drink their "soup", believing that it will unlock the secrets of fate to him. He is dispatched by Darth Wyyrlok to investigate a Force vision Krayt had, leading him into a conflict with Jedi Knight Jaden Korr.


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    Nyss & Syll Nenn 

Nyss and Syll Nenn

Species: Umbaran

Twin Umbaran assassins for the One Sith, they have the unique ability to negate other beings connection to the Force and shut down lightsabers. They are sent by Darth Wyyrlok to kill Jedi Knight Jaden Korr and use a Rakatan mind spear to place his memories in a One Sith controlled clone in order to create a sleeper agent in the Jedi Order.


Lost Tribe of The Sith

    Vestara Khai 

Sith Lady Vestara Khai

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Species: Human

A Sith apprentice in the Lost Tribe, Vestara was identified as one of the most gifted apprentices of the Tribe by Ship when it arrived on Kesh, causing her to be taken as an apprentice by High Lady Olaris Rhea. She eventually was sent on a strike team to kill Luke and Ben Skywalker, but was captured by them and forced into an alliance to defeat Abeloth while also dealing with her attraction to Ben.


  • Affably Evil: She's really quite nice for a Sith. She'd still gut you without a second thought if she thought it would advance her goals, but at least she'd have the decency to feel bad about it.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Of the dark side, possibly.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: To her father, Gavar.
  • Dark Action Girl: As a female Sith, she definitely qualifies.
  • Dating Catwoman: With Ben.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Almost certainly one of the reasons Ben likes her so much.
  • The Dog Bites Back: In Vortex, Lord Taalon beats her up and after she sees that he is turning into an Eldritch Abomination, she kills him.
  • Dual Wielding: She tends to hold a lightsaber in one hand and a sword or dagger in the other. She is ambidextrous.
  • Enemy Mine: With Luke and Ben against Abeloth.
  • Good Feels Good: In Ascension, Vestara says this is one of the reasons she wants to become a Jedi.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: She ultimately settles on Heel.
  • Moral Event Horizon: In an interesting twist, she passes her own by killing a Mauve Shirt to save Ben. Whether or not this is one for the reader is up for debate.
  • Motive Decay: By Star Wars: Crucible, she's lost her more nuanced motivations and become a textbook Chronic Backstabbing Disorder Sith.
  • Out-Gambitted: When she steals a ship to flee to Dathomir, Luke uses her blood to follow.
  • Self-Made Orphan: She's forced to kill her father after Abeloth corrupted him, and her mother dies shortly before this.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: Part of the reason why she chooses to remain a Sith.
  • Tragic Villain: She sees herself as this after she commits murder to save Ben from toxic fumes.
  • Villain Respect: After her first encounter with the Skywalkers, in which her Master and every other member of the Sith strike team end up dead at their hands, she salutes Luke as she flees out of respect for his fighting skills.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: At the end of Vortex, after she kills Taalon, who was "too high above her station", Vestara can't risk going back to the Lost Tribe, and willingly stays with Luke and Ben.
  • Well Done Daughter Girl: Ben, in one of his more Jerkass moments, mocks her for this:
    "Yes, dear Papa." "No, dear Papa." "You are amazing, dear Papa."

    Gavar Khai 

Sith Saber Gavar Khai

Species: Human

Vestara's father and a high ranking Sith Saber of the Lost Tribe.


  • Artificial Limbs: He lost one of his forearms in a duel with Luke and had it replaced with a cybernetic arm. He was worried that with the Lost Tribe's obsession for perfection, it would get looked down upon, but decided that it was too strong and powerful not to have.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: By Abeloth, causing him to turn on the Lost Tribe.
  • The Dragon: To High Lord Sarasu Taalon and Abeloth.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Which surprises Luke. Gavar married his wife because he loved her, despite her not having any ability with the Force. Once Abeloth corrupts him, he no longer cares for his family, taunting Vestara with her mother's death.
  • Happily Married: He married his wife, Lahka, because he loved her, even though she wasn't Force sensitive. However, after Abeloth starts messing with Gavar's head, he allies with her even after she destroys most of Tahv, killing Lahka.

    Darish Vol 

Grand Lord Darish Vol

The current Grand Lord of the Lost Tribe of Sith, Darish Vol presides over the Tribe as it returns to the galaxy after being trapped on Kesh for 5000 years, directing the formation of a massive fleet to launch a surprise attack on the galaxy.


  • Big-Bad Ensemble: With Abeloth. Unfortunately for him, Abeloth doesn't like sharing anything.
  • Decapitation Presentation: Abeloth shows Vol's head to Workan to announce her takeover of the Lost Tribe.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In Ascension, he comes face to face with Abeloth's true form, recognizing her for what she is and the evil that she represents. Far from trying to take control of it or enslave it like the Sith had planned up until that point, he roundly rejects any chance of alliance in horror at how evil she truly is, culminating in a mental duel that results in Abeloth being wounded almost as badly as she was in her encounters with Luke Skywalker.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Luke Skywalker.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's in his eighties and still manages to hold onto the title of Grand Lord. He even manages to Mind Rape Abeloth in a mental duel.
  • Oh, Crap!: When he realized how powerful Abeloth was and how much of a fool he was to think he could exploit her.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Looks down on younger Sith who prize power over self-preservation
  • Sorcerous Overlord: To the Sith of Kesh

    Sarasu Taalon 

High Lord Sarasu Taalon

Species: Keshiri

A Keshiri Sith Lord, and one of the seven High Lords of the Lost Tribe. Taalon was the commander of the fleet dispatched to deal with Abeloth and Luke Skywalker.


    Ivaar Workan 

High Lord Ivaar Workan


    Viun Gaalan 

High Lord Viun Gaalan

Species: Keshiri

A Keshiri Sith Lord who was dispatched to Dathomir to capture the Nightsisters and learn all he could from them. Luke Skywalker attempted to stop him, but Gaalan managed to hold him off long enough to board a shuttle and escape.


    Olaris Rhea 

Sith Lady Olaris Rhea

A powerful Sith Lady who took Vestara Khai as her apprentice. Rhea was selected to command the initial strike team dispatched to track Ship and kill the Skywalkers. She died dueling against Luke Skywalker on Sinkhole Station in the Maw.


    Yuvar Xal 

Sith Master Yuvar Xal


    Querdan Dei 

Sith Saber Querdan Dei

A Lost Tribe assassin, Dei has no ambition other than to serve the Tribe and advance its interests. He is assigned to kill Tenal Ka Djo and determine the identity of the "Jedi Queen". He is killed by Leia while trying to kill Tenal Ka and Allana.


  • Apologetic Attacker: Tells Allana that he's sorry before trying to kill her, since he has no grudge against her and is simply doing his job.
  • Off with His Head!: Leia ends up decapitating him in a duel.

    Tola Annax 

Sith Saber Tola Annax

Species: Keshiri

A female Keshiri, Tola Annax served in the Sith fleet as one of its leading commanders. She battled against the Skywalkers on Nam Chorios and later split from the Lost Tribe to join Abeloth, who sacrifices her in a trap for the Jedi.


  • Bad Boss: She sacrifices her minions to study the Skywalkers' lightsaber skills and styles, and to wear them down for when she leads a large ambush against them.
  • The Dragon: To Gavar Khai.
  • Karmic Death: Just as she sacrificed her minions against the Skywalkers, Abeloth sacrifices her in a plot against the Jedi.
  • Why Am I Ticking?: Abeloth imbues her with explosive amounts of Dark Side power and leaves her stranded on Upekzar, knowing the Jedi were investigating Sith worlds. When they arrived, Annax exploded, causing groundquakes and a volcano to erupt.

    Ahri Raas 

Appentice Ahri Raas


The Community

    Soldier 

Soldier

A clone of Jedi Knight Jaden Korr, and the only clone created at the Imperial cloning facility on the Frozen Moon that does not suffer from madness and genetic defects.


  • Gray Eyes: One of the ways that Jaden and Kheydan realize that he's a clone of Jaden.
  • Only Sane Man: Much less Ax-Crazy than the others, and doesn't have the same connection to Mother driving him
  • Sole Survivor: He's the only clone to survive, alongside Grace.
  • Token Good Teammate: Besides the children and Wry, who had been murdered years before the events of Riptide. A few of the other clones like Hunter are more neutral however.

    Seer 

Seer

A clone of Lumiya, Seer became the leader of the Community due to her ability to sense and communicate with Mother.


  • Body Horror: After getting possessed by Mother, she becomes a giant bloated monstrosity.

    Alpha 

Alpha

A clone of Kam Solusar and the first clone created by the Imperials on the Frozen Moon. After slaughtering the Imperial staff at the facility, Alpha became the mate of Hunter and had two children, Blessing and Grace. When Jaden Korr arrived on the moon, Alpha fought him while the other clones captured Kell Douro's ship and escaped the moon.


    Runner 

Runner


    Hunter 

Hunter


    Two-Blade 

Two-Blade


    Grace 

Grace


Dark Jedi

    Alema Rar 

Alema Rar

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Species: Twi'lek (Rutian)

Homeworld: Ryloth

"Perhaps I want to be cruel."

A female Twi'lek, Alema and her twin sister Numa were supporters of Jedi Master Kyp Durron during the Yuuzhan Vong War, leading a resistance movement on the planet of New Plympto that eventually resulted in the planet being destroyed. While attempting to escape on a refugee vessel, Numa became the first victim of the Voxyn, and her death planted a seed of darkness inside Alema that would grow throughout the war and beyond. During the Swarm War, Alema fell under the sway of the Dark Nest and betrayed the Jedi Order, becoming the Night Herald of Lomi Plo. Over the course of the war final battles, she became maimed by Luke and Leia, losing usage of her left arm, half her right lekku, half of one of her feet, and numerous scars when a beast tried to eat her on Tenupe. After escaping Tenupe, Alema became obsessed with punishing Leia for her wounds and the destruction of the Dark Nest, mostly by attempting to kill Han and assisting Lumiya in turning Jacen to the Dark Side. The Jedi formed a task force consisting of Jagged Fel and her former comrades Jaina Solo and Zekk to hunt her down, culminating in her death at the hands of Jag in the hidden asteroid base of Darth Vectivus.


    Lord Nyax/Irek Ismaren 

Lord Nyax / Irek Ismaren

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  • Emotion Bomb: He can overwhelm anyone who comes near him with negative emotions. It's enough to break the wills of most muggles and force them to serve him, and can seriously give pause even to a Jedi Master.
  • A God Am I: Well, abstract concepts like "god" are probably beyond him, but he certainly considers himself the most superior being in the universe.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Or in a stasis chamber on Coruscant. When the Vong took the planet and cut the power, it set him loose.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Killed his own mother. Of course, he didn't exactly recognize her anyone when he did it...
  • That Man Is Dead: Described in the narration as "The thing with Irek Ismaren's face."
  • Took a Level in Badass: As Irek, he was a supporting villain in Children of the Jedi. Then in Enemy Lines he came back as this thing...
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His higher brain functions are pretty much nil, but even on pure instinct he's a monstrously powerful Force-user and a capable of annhilating approx. twenty Yuuzhan Vong warriors with minimal effort.
  • The Voiceless: Again, with next to no higher brain functions, he's completel non-vocal. He communicates through crude Force-based telepathy.

    Dray 

Dray

A former member of the Old Jedi Order, Dray fell to the Dark Side at some point and suffered brain damage after being shot in the head. After having visions of the coming Yuuzhan Vong invasion, Dray came to beleive that Jedi Apprentice Finn Galfridian would play a key role in the war and attempted to make him his apprentice, until Finn discovered that Dray had fallen to the Dark Side.



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