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Location: Japrael System, Japrael Sector, Inner Rim
Native Species: Human (Onderonian), Twi'lek, Togruta, Ithorian
Native Animals: Dalgo, Fambaa, Ruping, Tee-muss
Capital: Iziz

A jungle world ruled by a monarchy, Onderon is famous for its great walled cities, including the great capital of Iziz.

  • Canon Immigrant: The planet first appeared in Tales of the Jedi, with the planet then being most prominent in Old Republic era-set works in Legends.
  • Citadel City: The cities of Onderon have great walls built around them, which originated in ancient times when primitive Onderonians had to defend against aggressive predators.
  • Civil War: They engaged in one during the Clone Wars between the usurper Sanjay Rash and the deposed former king Ramsis Dendup.
  • Fantasy Counterpart Culture: Having a king named "Sanjay Rash" gives Onderon a vaguely Indian air.
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  • Heel–Face Turn: During the Clone Wars, Onderon went from a supporter of the Confederacy to a loyal member of the Republic following the conclusion of its civil war.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Anakin personally trained the Onderon rebels against the Separatists, and later the Empire had to deal with them. In fact, they're one of the most notorious and controversial rebel cells in the Alliance, especially known for their brutality.
  • Single-Biome Planet: Most of Onderon appears to be jungle.


Onderon Royal House

    Ramsis Dendup 

King Ramsis Dendup

Species: Human

Voiced by: Barry Dennen
Appearances: The Clone Wars

The deposed king of Onderon, he kept the planet neutral during the Clone Wars, believing both sides to be equally corrupt. He was overthrown and imprisoned by the Separatist-backed Sanjay Rash.

  • Distressed Dude: He is held captive for most of the Onderon arc, and was rescued mere moments before his public execution.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: He looks like his voice actor, but older and racelifted, obviously. They resemble each other a lot more if you look at the picture of when Dendup was younger.
  • Man in White: He wears a clean light-brown/almost white suit, in contrast to everyone else wearing black, grey, and other dark colors.
  • Neutral No Longer: When he reclaims his throne, he works to bring Onderon back into the Republic, having decided to no longer remain neutral in the Clone Wars.
  • Off with His Head!: King Rash attempted to have him publicly executed via laser guillotine. It didn't happen thanks to the intervention of the rebel movement and then a second time due to General Tandin's Heel–Face Turn.
  • Rightful King Returns: After Rash is defeated and killed, Dendup reclaims the throne of Onderon.
  • Tuckerization: His last name comes from his voice actor's last name.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It is unknown what happened to him and his rule over Onderon when the Empire came around, especially with Saw's Partisan activities.

    Sanjay Rash 

King Sanjay Rash

Species: Human

Voiced by: Kirk Thornton
Appearances: The Clone Wars

King of Onderon after ousting King Dendup, Rash was little more than a puppet for the Separatists.

  • 0% Approval Rating: Even before King Dendup was liberated by the Onderon Rebels, the people of Iziz didn't seem very fond of Rash if the fear in the streets and the protests at Dendup's public execution are any indication. Once Dendup was liberated and he labeled the rebels as patriots and not terrorists, the people of Iziz most certainly didn't like him anymore (if they ever did) as indicated by the street riots towards the droid patrols.
  • Beard of Evil: Sports a typical lower jaw-framing bad guy beard.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: He looks like a racelifted version of his voice actor, also with facial hair.
  • Insane Troll Logic: When the rebellion starts stirring up trouble, Rash's first thought is that the former King Dendup is responsible. Dendup had been imprisoned since Rash came into power, with no means of communicating with anyone in the outside world.
  • Puppet King: While even the Republic recognized him as the King of Onderon, in truth he was nothing but a figure-head for Dooku, kept in power only by the droid army stationed on the planet.
  • The Quisling: As a native Onderonian, he believed that the only way the neutral world could prosper and stay strong in a shifting galaxy during the Clone Wars was to side with the Separatists, which he did as soon as he deposed Dendup.
  • Slouch of Villainy: His Establishing Character Moment is a cameo in the Opening Narration of "A War On Two Fronts". All he does is sit on the throne in a very antagonistic pose.
  • Smug Snake: He is hilariously oblivious as to who holds the real power on Onderon between himself and Count Dooku. In fact, when he claims he can use the rebels' attack on the city power grid to his advantage, he merely comes calling to Dooku for help. He's also inept enough that Dooku sent a tactical droid (which have a history of being Smug Snakes themselves, but the difference being that Kalani is a newer but more competent model) to compensate for his ineptitude.
  • Tautological Templar: He seems to genuinely believe that any action taken against him is morally wrong, despite his status as a usurper and puppet for Count Dooku. For instance, when the initial attempt the rebels made to free Dendup failed, Rash tried to assure his people that "the danger" was over, despite the fact that the crowd openly cheered for the rebels, and booed the droids capturing them.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Quite frankly, Rash is an idiot. Despite the public disturbance caused by the rebels, the only solution he can think of is to blame his predecessor and try to kill the rebels. Anyone with half a brain could have used propaganda to portray the rebels as terrorists fighting to destabilize a lawful regime, but Rash completely ignores this and acts like the people will support him no matter what happens. The fact that he tries to present a confident demeanor only makes him come across as even more of an idiot; he initially acts as though he has a plan to deal with the rebels following their successful attack on a power station... then runs to Dooku to ask for help.
  • The Usurper: The official database suggests he took the throne from Dendup through rather underhanded means before officially allying Onderon with the Confederacy.
  • Villainous Glutton: He's by no means a Fat Bastard (in fact he seems to be quite fit), but the way he takes a bite from a fruit, and then tosses it into fire, really plays up his villany. In fact he does this Once an Episode.
  • You Have Out Lived Your Usefulness: A mixed case. After the Separatists army's defeat in "Tipping Points", General Kalani shoots him, without even waiting for Dooku's order to do it.



Advisor Okalin

Species: Bivall

Voiced by: Matt Lanter
Appearances: The Clone Wars

A male Bivall that was the royal advisor to the reigning king of Onderon.

Onderon Royal Militia


General Tandin

Species: Human

Voiced by: David Kaye
Appearances: The Clone Wars

A general in service to Onderon's king, Sanjay Rash (who is really a Separatist puppet). After helping to save several resistance fighters, as well as preventing the execution of Onderon's true king, Tandin joins the rebellion himself.

Onderon Politicians

     Mina Bonteri 

Senator Mina Bonteri

See her entry on the Separatist Alliance page.

     Lux Bonteri 

Senator Lux Bonteri

Species: Human

Voiced by: Jason Spisak

Son of Separatist senator Mina Bonteri, Lux was originally a member of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. However, when his mother was murdered on Count Dooku's command, Lux abandoned the Separatists and sought revenge, briefly becoming aligned with the Death Watch in the process. After forsaking Vizsla and his terrorists, Lux returned to his homeworld of Onderon, joining a resistance movement that would become the Partisans against the Separatist regime that had claimed the planet. Following the end of the occupation, Lux took a position as Onderon's senator and sought to aid his world in rejoining the Republic. Though his service was carried over to the Empire, he developed rebel sympathy and became an ally of the Rebel Alliance.

  • Action Duo: In "A Friend in Need", he was the Action Survivor to Ahsoka's Action Girl.
  • Character Development: Lux grows considerably across his appearances, evolving from a naïve boy questioning the values he'd always held to a strong, principled young man who is devoted to helping his people.
  • Chick Magnet: He had mutual attractions with Ahsoka and Steela, which became a Love Triangle. And he later would marry an unnamed woman, becoming the stepfather of said woman's daughter.
  • Dating Catwoman: Subverted. At first, he and Ahsoka were standing on the opposite sites and they showed interest in each other. However, the death of her mother made him go rogue from the Separatists. After the rebels freed Onderon, he was appointed as the planet's new Senator and he decided to try realigning his people with the Republic.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father was killed fighting clone troopers in self-defense a year before his first appearance.
  • Doom Magnet: An interesting case, as it seem this effect is active only whenever he and Ahsoka are together:
    • The two of them met in "Heroes on Both Sides" and shortly afterwards his mother was killed.
    • In "A Friend in Need", he seeks Death Watch's assistance to kill Dooku. Coincidentally, the locals decide to "stand up" for themselves against Vizsla's gang right then, which leads to their village getting burnt down and Ahsoka almost getting killed.
    • In "A War on Two Fronts", Ahsoka arrives to Onderon to aid the Rebels, and shortly after the droid army finds out their location.
    • In "Tipping Points", he was with Ahsoka when Steela and King Dendup almost fell to their deaths from a cliff. In his attempt to save Steela, he himself almost fell, and Ahsoka had to spend time saving him. This was just enough for a damaged, but still operating droid to reactivate and shoot at Ahsoka, causing her to drop Steela.
  • Freudian Trio: With Steela and Saw; he's the Superego.
  • Genre Blindness: He thought Vizsla and Death Watch were honorable and just, despite knowing their reputation and witnessing their remorseless use of droids for target practice. Even when he learns they've kidnapped local women for use as servants, he still refuses to see the truth. It takes them burning down the native village to knock some sense into him.
  • Hands-On Approach: He tried to teach Steela the method of throwing the grenade in a way to bypass energy-shields this way. Interestingly, while Steela seemed to outright enjoy it, she still couldn't get it right.
  • Interspecies Romance: He's a human and has a love interest in Ahsoka Tano, who is a Togruta.
  • La Résistance: In Season 5, he joined the rebels of his homeworld Onderon.
  • Love Triangle: He was caught in one with Ahsoka and Steela, an Onderon freedom fighter, during the Onderon arc. Steela looks to have won, but she died.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Killing his mother had a large effect on Lux's loyalty to the Separatists.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Subverted in the first act of "A Friend in Need". He disrupts peace talks between the Republic and Separatists by calling out Count Dooku for the death of his mother, Mina, and a battle between both sides' security breaks out, ending the negotiations not long after. However, it has been established that the Clone War is a Monster Protection Racket on the Sith's part and Dooku will do anything to keep the war going as long as necessary (such as the assassination of Mina), so it's incredibly dubious that Lux being silent would have allowed for a major step towards peace.
  • Non-Action Guy: Ahsoka even pointed out that he's no warrior and after joining the rebels, it earns him Saw's ire. Although, he's definitely trying his best to take a level in badass along with his comrades when the Jedi arrive to train them.
  • Not So Different: Vizsla gave him a speech on this in response to being called a murderer just like Dooku.
  • Only Sane Man: When he joins the Dreamers, he's not happy with Staven leading them to do violent things that he believes make the group no better than the Empire, though Iden calls him out for not doing anything about it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He is the blue to Saw’s (and to a lesser extent Steela's) red.
  • Revenge Before Reason: He was deaf to Ahsoka's warnings about Death Watch because he wanted to avenge his mother's death so badly.
  • Second Love: After being rejected by Ahsoka and losing Steela, he does move on, evidenced by the fact that he has a stepdaughter a significant amount of years later after The Clone Wars. As such, he and his unseen wife are this trope to each other.
  • Took a Level in Badass: During the Onderon arc, Lux is shown fighting side by side with the other rebels. Although, it is acknowledged that his truth strengths lie in the political arena.
  • Undercover as Lovers: Sort of. In "A Friend in Need", Ahsoka needed an excuse for why she was with Lux, when he went to make a deal with Death Watch and she got involved. She claimed she was his betrothed.
  • You Killed My Father: Towards Dooku for killing his mother, Mina.

Onderon Rebels

     Steela Gerrera 

Steela Gerrera

Species: Human

Voiced by: Dawn-Lyen Gardner
Appearances: The Clone Wars | Rebelsnote 

An Onderonian resistance fighter who eventually becomes the rebellion's leader. She was killed in the battle that ultimately liberated Onderon from Separatist occupation.

  • Action Girl: She is a capable soldier and very skilled shooter, destroying numerous battle droids during the rebellion.
  • Badass in Charge: Of the Onderonian rebellion.
  • Badass Normal: No special powers or even formal combat training, but Steela is still one of the best resistance fighters on Onderon.
  • Bloodless Carnage: Her body was in remarkably good shape for someone who fell several stories to her death.
  • Boom, Headshot!: It's her signature move against droids.
  • Cutting the Knot: In "A War on Two Fronts", she was unable to throw a grenade in such a way that it would bypass a destroyer droid's shield. In "Front Runners", she opts to simply run up the the droid while it's distracted and put the grenade in by hand.
  • Death of the Hypotenuse: She had a mutual attraction with Lux, who previously was shown to be interested in Ahsoka. Steela got killed after their first kiss.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Though considering the circumstances we see Saw or other Partisans in, they're not really appropriate to bring her up, so it’s justified (Lux has yet to be brought up as well), and Saw keeps a hologram of her as a Tragic Keepsake. But in advertising out-of-universe, more emphasis is placed on Saw, who is called the "original rebel" even though their arc in The Clone Wars was about Steela being the true leader of the Partisans, not Saw.
  • For Want of a Nail: The Onderon arc shows that it is Steela who's meant to be a Rebel Leader, not Saw, but since she is killed in battle Saw is the one who leads the rebellion in the time of the Empire. As a result, the Onderon rebels become the face of brutal rebellion and are unable to free themselves.
  • Freudian Trio: With Lux and Saw; she's the Ego.
  • Friendly Sniper: Her fist appearance stresses her skill with a sniper rifle, which Anakin finds impressive. Most impressive.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: She is not shown hitting the ground after falling.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Despite wearing goggles on her head, she never actually uses them.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Has some moments of it towards Ahsoka, but as they both have eyes on Lux, this is to be expected.
  • Hope Spot: Ahsoka was centimeters away from saving Steela... before being shot in the shoulder, losing her concentration, and causing Steela to fall to her death.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: She scored a Boom, Headshot! at a moving Battle Droid with a pistol held in one hand. She's also hit numerous B2 super battle droids in their photoreceptors with ease using her rifle.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: She resembles her voice actor.
  • The Lad-ette: Steela is every bit as much of a tough soldier as her brother.
  • La Résistance: Fights in the Onderon resistance.
  • The Leader: Type IV with some elements of Type I.
  • Love Triangle: She has feelings for Lux, who has previously shown an interest in Ahsoka.
  • Meaningful Name: Gerrera is derived from "guerra", meaning "war", and is where the term "guerilla warfare" comes from.
  • Morality Pet: Even beyond death, it's the memory of her that keeps Saw from harming a Geonosian queen egg at Rex's insistence.
  • Now or Never Kiss: With Lux, telling him "just in case". And indeed, she dies later.
  • Rebel Leader: She cemented as one in "The Soft War".
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: While Steela is the blue to Saw's red, she's also the red to Lux's blue.
  • Vague Age: She seems to have feelings for Lux (and the reverse also seems to be true), yet she looks at least a few years older than him.

    Saw Gerrera 

Saw Gerrera

See his entry on the Partisans page.

Other Onderonians

    Lux Bonteri's stepdaughter 

Lux Bonteri's stepdaughter

Appearances: Inferno Squad (mentioned only)

The stepdaughter of Lux Bonteri. Though her stepfather developed rebel sympathies and joined the Rebel Alliance, she was a loyal Imperial and was forced to change her name to protect herself.

  • The Ghost: She's mentioned by Lux in Inferno Squad.

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