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The Force

"Well, the Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together."
Obi-Wan Kenobi

The Force was an energy field that connects all living beings. Those who were sensitive to the Force had the ability of using its power as a result of being tapped through Midi-chlorians.

    In General 
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Those who pass away will become one with the Force and can even become a Force Ghost.
  • Background Magic Field: As Obi-Wan so eloquently put it, The Force exist in all living things and has an effect in everyone's lives whether they realize it or not. Some planets or specific places have a much stronger connection to the force than others as well as alignment specific connections. Though Force-users are more in tune with the Force it should be noted that technically everyone can use it, the Lovable Rogue who always manages to get out of scraps is using it just as much as a Jedi just on a subtle level they themselves are unaware of. Master Yoda and Luke in his old age both openly scoff at the idea that the Force is an exclusive power.
  • Combat Clairvoyance: How Force-sensitives can perform seemingly impossible feats of Super-Reflexes — they're already reacting to things before they actually happen. At least when the Force is feeling like giving them a heads-up...
  • Crystal Dragon Jesus: The Force. Although it's the Crystal Dragon Tao (or Dao, depending on which transliteration you prefer). The Force, the Jedi, and the Sith are space-Taoism. The Jedi become one with the Force, and live in Harmony with the nature of the universe. The Sith reject this and disrupt the harmony of the Force. Thus, Anakin was to restore balance by restoring harmony, by eliminating the disruption of the dark side.
  • Full-Contact Magic: While it is possible to use the Force without moving, such as when a user is tied up, most Jedi, Sith, and assorted Force users use hand motions to control the energy field that binds us all. It helps the audience understand what they're trying to do and can end up looking pretty sick.
  • Functional Magic: While the films generally depict the Force in a manner analogous to Psychic Powers, the Expanded Universe frequently diversifies Force powers into more explicitly magical forms, such as "Sith Sorcery", which involves actual spellcasting and the creation of unusual effects not normally available to conventional Force wielders such as the Jedi. There are also many examples of magical items and Magitek. As a rule of thumb, Force traditions originating from pre-industrial societies, such as Dathomir and the ancient Sith, tend to have the "magic" look and feel, and the "ultra-modern" ones tend to be Psychic Powers.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Played With at times as there are people like Anakin and Luke who are naturally good at using the Force. The Jedi during the Republic era had a prerequisite of a certain amount of natural skill also known as Force Sensitivity to be shown before they would even consider allowing you into their ranks. That said there is also a lot of importance placed on both training with the Force and remaining disciplined. Training usually takes years of hard work with most not considered a Jedi until well into adulthood. Ahsoka takes on Sabine Wren as an apprentice despite the latter's complete lack of Force abilities because she believes that training can overcome a lack of innate talent.
  • Harmony Versus Discipline: The Force = The Way of Harmony and The Dark Side = The Path of Discipline, in theory with Jedi trying to be one with the Force and the Sith trying to control it by channeling their desires. In practice, the Jedi believe in only using the Force with a focus on self-control, while the Sith seek domination through discipline.
  • Healing Magic Is the Hardest: While it is possible to use the Force to heal, it is apparently a very specialized skill, possibly requiring innate aptitude on the part of the healer. Most Force users, light or dark side, never seem to exhibit this ability to any significant degree. Anakin goes over to the dark side specifically because he thinks that he will need such a power to save Padmé from dying in childbirth, and yet despite his extraordinary potential, he does not believe that he can learn the necessary technique from the Jedi Order.
  • Karma Meter: While any trained force user can ustilize a darkside or lightside ability, using one or the other pushes the user away from the alignment they are currently on. In general there are only 3 paths in the force with users being fully aligned with the light, the dark or some that walk to precarious path down the middle. However, simply using a lightside or darkside ability isn't in itself enough to make someone pull a Heel–Face Turn or a Face–Heel Turn. Likewise, the intent and how a force ability is used usually dictates if it's aligned to the light, dark or neutral aside from lightside or darkside exclusive abilities. For example, using telekinesis to directly harm a person or even an animal would push the user towards the darkside as doing such a thing is usually fueled by the desire to do harm. On the otherhand using telekinesis to damage or break and inimate object or non-sentient machine is no more morally ambiguous than crushing a tin can with your own hand and so wouldn't affect your alignment in the slightest. Using the force offensively could even move you toward the light side if using it harms no one and actaully helps or saves someone. (like using telekinesis to crush a blaster that is pointed at someone before the wielder can fire)
  • Magic by Any Other Name: This is one of the most famous examples.
  • Monochrome Apparition: Force ghosts are blue.
  • Psychic Powers: The Force contains many of these, most notably telekinesis, empathy, precognition, and mind control. It also includes telepathy (as when Vader is able to talk to Luke telepathically, or when Luke is able to call for help to Leia on Bespin).
  • Randomly Gifted: Force sensitivity can run in families but is essentially random.
  • Sentient Cosmic Force: It's an energy field, it gives powers. It has a Chosen One (and in-universe was believed to have caused his virgin birth, though it was revealed out-of-universe that he might have been the product of Sith meddling with life). It has a will of its own, but nobody fully understands it (and it might be impossible to do so). The Jedi and their evil counterparts the Sith, along with a variety of lesser groups from the Canon and Legends, each have their own belief systems about the true nature of the Force, but out-of-universe it's generally presumed that the Jedi are closest to the truth. The Sith believe that the Force is something that can, and should be, controlled and exploited for all its worth. Given the horrible fates that befall nearly every Sith, the Force apparently disapproves.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: The powers granted by the Force can be rather vague and ambiguous in their use. Sometimes it can allow someone read a person's mind and other times people can lie straight to their face without them realizing it. Sometimes they can sense people who are planets away and other times people can hide from Force users in the same room as them. It can allow Jedi and Sith to move around spaceships, but they still have to fight their opponents with lightsabers and blasters instead of just lobbing them into a wall (though this is mostly due to a lack of Combat Pragmatists).
  • Super-Reflexes: Force Users have powerful reflexes such as deflecting blaster shots with their lightsabers all the time or sense a few seconds into the future, meaning they're beginning to react before the danger is even present, which allows them to react so quickly.

    The Dark Side

"The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural."
Sheev Palpatine

  • Agony Beam: One of the most powerful abilities someone can gain from using the dark side of the Force is Force Lightning, a continuous lightning bolt used for extreme torture and painful executions.
  • Balance Between Good and Evil: Both in and out of universe, there is an ongoing disagreement over whether the Dark Side is a destabilizing perversion of the Force, or the Light's equal and opposite, and thus an inseparable part of the Force's overall balance. While the pre-Empire Jedi, and George Lucas for that matter, believe the former, numerous characters and authors seem to see the dark side as the latter: Snoke, for instance, sees Rey as the Light's answer to his apprentice Kylo Ren. A third school of thought states that the Dark is fundamentally the same as the Light, only deeper and more extreme.
  • Black Magic: The Dark Side is the Star Wars equivalent of black magic as it's destructive and causes harm, takes a toll on the users, tends to corrupt those who use it and often (indirectly) demands a steep price of its wielders. The black magic aspect is even more pronounced when its exercised in more ancient and arcane practises like the magicks of the Nightsisters of Dathomir or with Sith alchemy which created monstrosities like secret Project: Blackwing that turns people into shambling, flesh eating undead linked to a Hive Mind so the walking corpses can learn and plan while hunting their food and more creatures to infect.
  • The Corruption: The dark side of the Force has shown itself to be a corrupting influence. Giving in to the dark side makes for easy short-term victories but relying on the dark side too much can eventually corrupt a Force-user into evil, upon which there's no turning back.
  • The Dark Side: The Trope Namer.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: It's part and parcel of a Sith's power in the first place — as opposed to the Jedi, who control the Force through serenity and self-discipline, a Sith unleashes it through raw, destructive emotion — and as such, even a normally self-controlled Sith like the Emperor will go straight to Large Ham mode when using his powers. Add to this the chronic justified paranoia about everyone around you due to their Chronic Backstabbing Disorder and Klingon Promotion as standard operating procedure. This also explains a lot as to why almost every Sith in the Canon acts (and looks) like they snorted a mountain of cocaine (or, in-universe, spice). It is even considered a legitimate strategy among the Sith as a whole.
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: It's shown to be physically destructive to those who use it past a certain point. Using Force Lightning caused Palpatine to be disfigured into the familiar, warped condition of the Emperor from the original trilogy, and Anakin's skin and eyes were severely discolored before his final duel with Obi-Wan. It was speculated to have had something to do with Snoke's deformities, however they were revealed to be deliberate in design by Palpatine, his creator.
  • Eye Color Change: There's the phenomenon of "Sith eyes", related to the dark side of the Force. They usually aren't permanent and usually manifest when the dark Force-user is enraged (Count Dooku, always calm and collected, never manifests them). Only Darth Maul, who is more or less always belligerent, sports permanent Sith eyes.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: The Dark Side is a textbook example; it is the ultimate source of evil in the Galaxy, but is an impersonal, metaphysical power rather than an actual character.
  • More than Mind Control: While the Dark Side can corrupt people, ultimately, it's nothing more than a mirror/focus of the negative qualities that already exist within a user. If the dark side was something that flat out controlled the user, then breaking free as Vader did would be impossible. Ultimately, the dark side only amplifies the user's negative qualities but it's up to the user to choose the path of light or dark.
    The Bendu: The temptation of power, forbidden knowledge, even the desire to do good can lead some down that path. But only you can change yourself.
  • Passion Is Evil: Not Quite. The dark side of the Force embodies negative emotions like rage, lust, and similarly destructive desires. But according to Lucas, contrary to how some writers portray it, the light side does not embody stoicism and cold logic. Jedi can feel positive emotions like love, duty, honor, and joy, but must be careful not to let them overcome them and twist them into the darker emotions that lead to the dark side. What leads people to the darkside is becoming The Unfettered with their negative emotions that corrupts the force user. This only makes sense, as an order of protectors so superior as to somehow never go through the same feelings, motivations, temptations, etc. as the people they're meant to protect would make them too detached and unrelatable to be very uplifting as heroes either in-universe or out.
  • Psychic Strangle: The Force Choke is a slow, unpleasant, unstoppable choke from a distance that uses the telekinetic power of the dark side of the Force.

The Force-wielders
A family of three incredibly powerful, ancient Force-users who lived on the planet Mortis. During the Clone Wars, the elderly Father contacted the Jedi in hopes of meeting the Chosen One, needing a successor to keep the balance between his Daughter and Son.

    In General 

The Force-wielders
  • All Powerful Bystanders: They are the most powerful Force-users ever, such that their very presence in the galaxy would be devastating. The Father thus keeps them trapped on Mortis, where they can do no harm.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: They represent the three major Force disciplines: light (the Daughter), dark (the Son), and balance (the Father).
  • Badass Family: Their powers in the Force are above and beyond anything previously shown in the canon.
  • Balance Between Good and Evil: The Father keeps the Daughter and the Son from fighting each other, as such a confrontation could tear the fabric of the universe.
  • Divine–Infernal Family: The Son and the Daughter are living manifestations of the Dark and Light Side, and also the children of the Father who represents balance.
  • Flight: The Son and the Daughter are able to fly by transforming into a gargoyle and griffin, respectively, while the Father is a Winged Humanoid.
  • The Hermits: Although the Son isn't happy about it, they live in complete isolation on Mortis.
  • Humanoid Abomination: They are manifestations of the Force in a humanoid form.
  • Mind over Matter: As is to be expected of Force-users, they are all telekinetic.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: The only thing capable of hurting one is the Dagger of Mortis, or another one of them.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: All three of them are capable of just appearing without warning. In "Altar of Mortis", the Son appears on a Jedi shuttle in mid-flight to abduct Ahsoka.
  • Outside-Context Villain: Well, only one of them is outright villainous, but nonetheless, their very existence means that the Jedi don't know as much about the Force as anyone thought they did.
  • Physical Gods: They're embodiments of different aspects of the Force. Or so they claim. It's more likely they're just exceptionally powerful aliens, especially since they clearly treat the Force as something far greater than them.
  • Power Trio: The Daughter is the Superego, the Father is the Ego, and the Son is the Id.
  • Schrödinger's Canon:
    • They are the only known members of or are related to an ancient civilization known as Celestials/Architects. The Celestials came long before the other civilizations of the Galaxy came to be, and are said to have shaped the Galaxy and perhaps even guide the Force. The only way people know about them today is because of xenoarchaelogical studies and some of the constructions (such as space stations and artifacts) they left behind.
    • In Fate of the Jedi, the Mother did exist. Originally their Servant, she was accepted into their family, but out of fear that she'd lose her family due to being the only one that aged, she drank from The Font of Power and bathed in The Pool of Knowledge, which instead turned her into an unholy monster named Abeloth. Since the Ones were supposed to make sure she stayed as a Sealed Evil in a Can, she broke free decades after the end of the Galactic Civil War and became the antagonist of Fate of the Jedi. Though considering that ordeal ended up becoming a whole 'nother story on its own, it's possible that at least this part of her story is viable in canon.
  • Time Abyss: They are all extremely old, and had lived in isolation on Mortis for so long that the newest Jedi distress code the Father knew was over two thousand years old.
  • Voice of the Legion: They all have supernatural echoes to their voices, although the Father's reverberation is deeper than those of his children.


The Father

Voiced by: Lloyd Sherr
Appearances: The Clone Wars | Rebelsnote 

"It is only here that I can control them. A family in balance. Day with night. Destruction, replaced by creation."

The embodiment of the Balance in the Force.

  • Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence: Apparently, it's possible even for the anthropomorphic personification of balance: upon death he fades and becomes one with the Force- much like Yoda and Obi-Wan do in the Original Trilogy- where by contrast his children's bodies remain. This was very, very likely intentional.
  • Badass Longrobe: Befitting his wizard-like appearance.
  • Bare-Handed Blade Block: Pulls this off against a lightsaber. Anakin is justifiably shocked and in awe.
  • Deadpan Snarker: His reaction to Anakin threatening him with a lightsaber in the middle of the night?
    Father: Cannot sleep?
  • Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu?: The Father, the embodiment of the Balance of the Force, lets Anakin sleep over at his house on a stormy night and generally wants nothing more than to protect people from his children.
  • Face Death with Dignity: He calmly accepts the fact that he's going to become one with the Force.
  • Fisher King: After he dies, Mortis itself seems to destabilize and collapse.
  • Grandpa God: The cosmic authority over the essence of the Universe is an old man with a white beard. To a culture familiar with the Sistine Chapel, the Father's look immediately makes the audience associate him with the authority and power of the other "Father".
  • Handicapped Badass: Despite being near-death (though the details aren't really explained), the Father is still powerful enough to separate his battling children, as well as perform the aforementioned feat of gripping a lightsaber blade with his bare hand.
  • Heartbroken Badass: After the Daughter's death, and compounded by the Son's death.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He stabs himself through the chest with the Dagger of Mortis. He is also impaled when Anakin ignites his lightsaber through the Son's back, but this doesn't seem to bother the Father.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He is torn up when his actions in bringing Anakin to Mortis result in the Daughter's death.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: He brings Anakin to Mortis in the hope that Anakin would take his place after his death. Anakin refuses, however, and the Son sees his chance at escape, ultimately resulting in the deaths of all three Force-wielders.
  • No Body Left Behind: The Father becomes one with the Force as he dies, his body disappearing.
  • No-Sell: His earliest demonstration of power is grabbing the tip of the blade of Anakin's lightsaber, and then pushing it back into the hilt.
  • Offing the Offspring: He reluctantly commits himself to killing the Son after the Daughter's death. With Anakin's help, he succeeds.
  • Our Angels Are Different: He is a Physical God taking the form of a Winged Humanoid.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: First, he watches his daughter die when she sacrifices herself to save him, then his son dies at Anakin's hand, a few minutes before the Father himself dies.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: His attire is very reminiscent of classic wizards like Gandalf or Dumbledore.
  • Sadistic Choice: He orders his children to kill Obi-Wan and Ahsoka, and tells Anakin to choose which of them to save. However, the point of the test was to see if Anakin has what it takes to Take a Third Option.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Albeit by choice; the Father willingly exiled himself and his children to prevent the conflict between the Son and the Daughter from tearing apart the fabric of the universe.
  • Taking You with Me: He mortally wounds himself to weaken the Son, thus allowing Anakin to finish the job.
  • Technicolor Eyes: He has green irises with black sclera.
  • Thanatos Gambit: He mortally wounded himself to weaken and distract the Son long enough for Anakin to kill him.
  • Winged Humanoid: Unlike his children, the Father does not have a beast form (that we see, in any case) but instead simply gains wings.
  • Wizard Beard: A braided beard that falls to the middle of his torso.
  • Wizard Classic: His appearance and attire are clearly inspired by the trope.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: The Father is dying by the time the Jedi arrive on Mortis (presumably of old age, although the exact details of his condition are unclear).
    • You See, I'm Dying: His forthcoming death isn't described until late in his debut episode.


The Daughter

Appearances: The Clone Wars | Rebelsnote 

"We are the Ones who guard the power. We are the beginning, the middle, and the end."

The embodiment of the light side of the Force.

  • Accidental Murder: The Son certainly didn't mean to kill her.
  • Action Girl: She fights her brother to a standstill while he is boosted by being on the dark side of Mortis and drawing extra strength from Anakin and Obi-Wan's struggle against a Brainwashed and Crazy Ahsoka.
  • All-Loving Hero: It is made abundantly clear with her last acts: throwing herself in front of a dagger to save her father, begging the Father not to hate the Son (who had fatally stabbed her not one full minute prior), and sacrificing what little strength she had left to save Ahsoka.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Rebels suggests that she has something to do with Ahsoka's fate after fighting Vader on Malachor, namely because Ahsoka is seen multiple times with a convor that has the exact same color scheme as the Daughter and a similar convor appears in artwork depicting the Daughter. That the same convor is encountered above the portal in the World Between Worlds through which Ezra is able to save Ahsoka from Vader suggests this further. Whatever this means currently remains up in the air.
  • Angelic Beauty: She's the embodiment of the light side of the Force, who usually takes the form of a beautiful, young woman who visibly glows.
  • Animorphism: She can turn into a griffin at will.
  • Cain and Abel: With the Son. They continually oppose one another, although when the Son mortally wounded her, the Daughter bore him no grudge, even asking the Father not to hate her brother.
  • Curtains Match the Window: She has green eyes and green hair.
  • The Dutiful Child: Unlike the Son, the Daughter is very loyal to the Father and adheres to his wishes.
  • Female Angel, Male Demon: The female angel to the Son's male demon.
  • Gold and White Are Divine: Her dress is white with gold around the shoulders and neck.
  • Hates Being Touched: By Anakin, if no one else.
  • Healing Hands: She tends to the Father after the Son injured him. She also revives and cures Ahsoka with her last strength.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: First by taking a dagger to the back to save the Father and again by sacrificing what little power she has left to save Ahsoka.
  • Holy Halo: She visibly glows in both her humanoid and griffin forms. Fitting, considering that she's the light side incarnate. The glow disappears after her death.
  • Humanoid Abomination: An arguably heroic example; the Daughter is the light side given form and substance, but she usually appears in a humanoid form.
  • In the Back: The Son plunged the Dagger of Mortis into her back.
  • Informed Flaw: According to the Father, letting the Daughter loose without him or her brother to restrain her, she would pose a calamitous threat to the entire galaxy. That said, the Daughter is shown to have nothing but Undying Loyalty towards her Father, and never shows any indication that she wishes to leave Mortis, unlike her brother.
  • Light Is Good / Light Is Not Good: Zigzagged between the two. She claims she's selfless by nature, a claim her actions tend to support. However, she is perfectly willing to kill Obi-Wan on the orders of the Father. Moreover, the Father implies that if the Balance between her and the Son is broken in her favor, it will be just as catastrophic as the opposite.
  • Light 'em Up: She's the embodiment of the light side.
  • Mythology Gag: She's voiced by Adrienne Wilkinson, who also voiced Maris Brood in The Force Unleashed—a Fallen Hero who tried to defeat Starkiller (who shares his voice actor with the Son) to avenge her master, whom he had killed.
  • Navel-Deep Neckline: Her dress is open down to the middle of her stomach.
  • Our Griffins Are Different: She can transform into a griffin.
  • Phosphor-Essence: She's so in tune with the light side of the Force that she innately glows. In fact, when she dies, one sign is that she stops glowing.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: She is kept on Mortis to prevent her conflict with the Son from having disastrous consequences on the galaxy at large.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With the Son. She even lampshades the contrast between them.
    The Daughter: It is my nature to do what is selfless. My brother's will always be to do what is selfish.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's much taller than Anakin and about as tall as the Son himself.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: To the point where even the Son mourned her death.
  • Undying Loyalty: Unlike her brother, the Daughter is completely subservient to her Father, and only ever disobeys him once so as to give Obi-Wan Kenobi a way to stop the Son's treacherous plans.
  • Worf Had the Flu: She is visibly exhausted by her battle with the Son, so when he tries to stab the Father, all she can do is throw herself between them.
  • Yin-Yang Clash: Her battle with the Son was a total draw, until the Father interfered.


The Son

Voiced by: Sam Witwer
Appearances: The Clone Wars | Rebelsnote 

"Sith? Yes... and no."

The embodiment of the Dark Side of the Force.

  • Affably Evil: When he's not trying to kill someone, he's rather soft-spoken and well-mannered.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Despite being the villain of the Mortis arc, his death is treated with a surprising amount of pathos.
  • Animorphism: He can turn into a winged demon at will.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: To the Father.
  • Arc Villain: He becomes this in the second part of the Mortis arc ("Altar of Mortis").
  • Badass Longcoat: His attire resembles one.
  • Bald of Evil: He has no hair.
  • Bare-Handed Blade Block: He blocks two lightsaber strikes from Anakin using just his arm.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: He has black sclera and glowing red pupils with no irises.
  • Brought Down to Normal: The Father's suicide had this effect on him, allowing Anakin to kill him.
  • Cain and Abel: With the Daughter, although he's clearly torn up when he kills her by accident.
  • The Corrupter: He brainwashes Ahsoka into serving him, and turns Anakin to the dark side by showing him the future he would help to create.
  • Dark Is Evil: He claims to invoke Dark Is Not Evil, but in the end his actions prove the former.
  • Dark Messiah: Implied by his comments towards Anakin. Whether or not he was being truthful is unknown.
    The Son: Join me, and together we will destroy this Emperor you see in your visions. Then, we shall end war, corruption, and suffering throughout the galaxy.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He quips at his sister when she arrives at his tower to confront him.
    The Son: Sister. What a pleasant surprise. And you brought a friend.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: He dies in the Father's arms after Anakin stabs him.
  • Emotion Eater: He feeds on the conflict between Anakin, Obi-Wan, and the brainwashed Ahsoka.
  • Even Evil Can Be Loved: Despite his actions, Father and Daughter both clearly love him. His sister forgives him when he accidentally kills her, and asks Father to do the same. The Father is also devastated when he is forced to help kill his son to save the galaxy, and wishes there could have been another way.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He is clearly distraught when he accidentally kills the Daughter, and later admits she was the only one he ever loved when retrieving the Dagger of Mortis from her tomb. Also, despite claiming that he wishes the Father to die so he can escape, seeing the Father's suicide appears to drive him to despair. This is especially notable when later Loose Canon works reveal that Palpatine utterly relished being able to kill his family, making it a bizarre mixture of Fridge Horror and Fridge Heartwarming when you realize that Palpatine is more evil than The Dark Side.
  • Evil Laugh: Lets out a particularly hammy one after rubbing his victory in Obi-Wan's face in "Ghosts of Mortis".
  • Face–Heel Turn: It's implied that the Son was not always so corrupt as he appears in the Mortis trilogy; the Father refers to him as having "chosen" the dark side, and claims that pride has gotten the better of him.
  • Facial Markings: Red markings under his eyes that resemble tear tracks, and two slash-like red markings on his scalp and dipping into his forehead.
  • The Fatalist: As a contrast to his father, he is a big proponent of destiny (which may not be the same thing as fate). For example, he shows Anakin a future where he's a slave to the dark side and promises to help him avert it... by enslaving him with dark side powers. He does so because he's certain that these events are destined to bring about world peace. There's also this gem:
    "I'm sorry, Father. But [staying imprisoned on] this planet is not my destiny."
  • Female Angel, Male Demon: The male demon to the Daughter's female angel.
  • The Gloves Come Off: When he makes his move to take over instead of participating in his father's test he defeats and corrupts Anakin handily, charging himself on the dark side and using his powers in a more underhanded way.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: His eyes glow red.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Until he met with Anakin, he was a much bigger evil than the Sith, but never tried to influence the events of the galaxy, lived in isolation on Mortis, and Father even mentioned that the Sith were only one of many who sought to exploit his power. However, after Anakin defeats him and his sister, he gives in to his true nature, becomes the Arc Villain, and actively seeks to become the Big Bad by trying to escape Mortis. Naturally, and thankfully, it doesn't work. A Legends comic featured a "What If?" story in which the Son successfully escaped Mortis with Anakin, and the end result that he completely cowed and outclassed an Enemy Mine between Yoda and Palpatine, further hammering home just how dangerous this guy was.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: The Son's rages come out of nowhere. He completely lost it in Anakin's dream when Skywalker refused to join him. When the Father reminded him that while the old man was dying, he was not yet dead, the Son flew into a homicidal rage, screaming hatred for his father.
  • Humanoid Abomination: He is The Dark Side given form and substance. Were it not for his (usually) humanoid shape, he'd be an Eldritch Abomination.
  • I Didn't Mean to Kill Him: The Son absolutely loses it when he ends up killing his own sister by accident.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Anakin mortally wounds the Son by stabbing him In the Back with his lightsaber.
  • It's All About Me: According to the Daughter, he's selfish by nature. It even seems that this selfishness also applies to not wanting to lose his family despite his attempts to kill his father.
  • Lack of Empathy: He considers the Father "selfish" for "taking too long to die". However, this only applies until he sees his family members actually die.
  • Large Ham: He can be quite bombastic at times.
  • Lean and Mean: The Force-wielders are all taller than the average human, but the Son is the most devious of the three.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: Compared to Palpatine or the other Sith. While the Son is dark and the evil of the dark side flows through him, he still has redeeming qualities such as his love for his family and a genuine desire to do the right things even though he does it the wrong way. Contrast that to someone like Palpatine who has no heart or soul and seems utterly incapable of any positive emotions while devoid of any redeeming qualities and The Son seems like a saint or at least an Anti-Villain.
  • Made of Evil: He's the dark side incarnate.
  • Manipulative Bastard:
    • The reason he kidnapped Ahsoka and injured the Father? So he could A) make Anakin drift closer to the dark side by forcing him to fight her, B) force his sister to lead Obi-Wan to the Dagger of Mortis, and C) use Ahsoka to steal the Dagger for him, so he could kill the Father with it.
    • He also showed Anakin his future, fully expecting that the vision would traumatize Anakin enough to join him in an attempt to change it.
  • Metaphorically True: He has a tendency to not give straight answers:
    Obi-Wan: You are Sith!
    Son: Sith? (chuckles) Yes. And no.
  • Mind Rape: Showing Anakin visions of his future as Darth Vader certainly qualifies.
  • Mood-Swinger: Constantly. In "Overlords", he even changes tone between two words in the same sentence.
    The Son: (angrily) Not... (calm) yet.
  • More than Mind Control: How he manages to turn Anakin to the Dark Side.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After he accidentally stabs the Daughter, and again, after the Father stabs himself.
  • Mythology Gag: He's voiced by Sam Witwer, and his humanoid appearance bears a striking resemblance to the Sith Assassin alternate appearance for Starkiller.
  • Obviously Evil: He has gray skin, red tattoos, black sclera, and glowing red pupils with no irises. And he's the personification of the dark side of the Force.
  • Our Gargoyles Rock: He can transform into a bat-dragon-demon creature that's referred to as a gargoyle by the writers.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: He turns into a strange-looking alien to bite Ahsoka, temporarily turning her into a kind of Dark Side vampire.
  • Power Nullifier: He's able to deactivate the Jedi's lightsabers with a wave of his hand.
  • Pride: According to the Father, the Son lost his self-control because of his vanity.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Type C. His actions often come off as those of an angry child throwing a temper tantrum at his parents, only to be instantly regretful once he sees the damage he's done. For instance, he spends the Mortis arc trying to kill his father and calling him "selfish" for "taking too long to die", but outright begs the Father not to die when he takes his own life.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: The only part of his appearance that isn't red or black is his skin (a deathly light gray).
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: He has glowing red pupils with no irises.
  • Satanic Archetype: Possibly, considering that he's the manifestation of the dark side and tries to overthrow the only authority over him.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He is trapped on Mortis.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With the Daughter. They are as different as night and day; he represents the dark side, she represents the Light; he hates the Father, she is devoted to the Father; he is selfish, she is selfless.
  • Shock and Awe: And his Force lightning also happens to be red.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Red eyes with no discernible pupils, and black sclera.
  • Token Evil Teammate: To his father and sister.
  • Touch of Death: He kills Ahsoka with a simple tap on the forehead, though she is brought back not long after.
  • Tragic Monster: He is the personification of all of the dark side, which not only includes the willful destructiveness and selfishness of its actions but also the perverted good intentions underlying them. Son genuinely desires to do good, but his nature causes him to do evil.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He undergoes three, two in "Altar of Mortis" and one in "Ghosts of Mortis":
    • After Anakin refuses to join him when first asked (specifically, he rejected the notion of becoming a Sith) the Son loses his temper and screams that they would destroy the Sith and the Jedi.
    • After accidentally stabbing the Daughter, he screams in horror and fury before fleeing the scene.
    • When the Father stabs himself, the Son breaks down and begs his father not to die.
    • Ironically, at his own death, his reaction is very downplayed and somber.
  • Voice of the Legion: Sam Witwer even said that if the Son really is the personification of the dark side, then they should be hearing the voices of every major Sith character, and when he speaks the Son does indeed sometimes channel the vocal inflections of Palpatine, Vader, Maul, and others.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He is shown taking the form of the aforementioned gargoyle, Shmi Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker, and a strange little creature.
  • We Can Rule Together: He repeatedly makes this offer to Anakin, finally succeeding by Mind Raping him into compliance. The Father undoes the Son's efforts by wiping away Anakin's memories of the torture.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He claims that he wants to end suffering and conflict in the galaxy, but he's willing to brainwash (and then kill) Ahsoka, Mind Rape Anakin, and attempt to murder his own father to get a chance to do it.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Turns into one near the end of the Mortis arc.
  • Yin-Yang Clash: His battle with the Daughter was a total draw, until the Father interfered.

Other Force Users and species

    The Bendu 

The Bendu

Voiced by: Tom Baker
Appearances: Rebels

"Jedi and Sith serve the Ashla and Bogan, the light and the dark... I'm the one in the middle. The Bendu."'

A very strange being on Atollon who is between the light and dark sides of the Force.

  • Actor Allusion: Tom Baker as an impossibly ancient, impossibly intelligent, incredibly powerful space alien with a detached understanding of the workings of the universe, who is capable of kindness and warmth but is also very playful and at times selfish... The character even has a sort of 'long floppy hat over wide staring eyes with a long scarf draped over both shoulders' look resembling the Doctor who Tom played.
  • Above Good and Evil: He's utterly uninterested in the conflict between the Jedi and Sith, or between the Rebellion and the Empire. The only reason he helps at all is because Kanan accidentally woke him up and he'd like to stay asleep. He does have enough benevolence to mentor Kanan and Ezra for no other reason than they needed his help, however.
  • Berserk Button: When Kanan calls him a coward for not wanting to fight against the Empire, the Bendu turns into a giant storm cloud with glowing eyes and lightning shooting everything and everyone, Rebel and Imperial alike, unlucky enough to get hit.
  • Blind Seer: He's apparently blind, but able to see through the Force. He later teaches Kanan the same skill.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Zigzagged. He's more of a servant of nature than of either side of the Force, and casually states that Ezra and Kanan will either discover their true balance or will be eaten. But given he frowns when Kanan's fear nearly provokes the krykna and smiles when he and Ezra reconcile, it's clear which outcome he would prefer. That said, he's vulnerable to emotional outbursts, as seen under Berserk Button.
  • Cryptically Unhelpful Answer:
    • In "Visions and Voices", when Kanan and Ezra go to him for help on Ezra's hallucinations of Maul, he says that cutting off midway while fusing the holocrons is even worse of a thing to do than just seeing the whole thing (but he never gets to explain it), then asks what Ezra wants to do (which is to stop seeing Maul), simply telling the duo to not turn around before disappearing.
    • Double subverted when he met Ahsoka. He told her that much would change after her encounter with Vader, then said by change he meant death, but when she asked if she would die he admitted that he hadn't seen that and refused to elaborate on what he meant by "death".
  • Deadpan Snarker: He sometimes has a wry response to things that are quite funny. He waxes about how Kanan and Ezra must work out their differences... and notes that otherwise they'll be eaten, and that's that, like he's speaking about a weather forecast. Later, when Ezra says he wants to stop seeing Maul, Bendu wryly says he shouldn't turn around.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Is on the receiving end of this in the final episode of season 3. Whilst just how effectively Thrawn punched him out is debatable note , it's undebatable that Thrawn shot the Bendu out of the sky with his AT-ATs.
  • Disney Death: Implied. Whilst he (offscreen) dissolves away before Thrawn's shot hits him in the season 3 finale, it's left ambiguous as to whether this is a case of conventional teleportation, Fighting a Shadow, or the Bendu dissolving into the Force in voluntary death, as Obi-Wan Kenobi did in A New Hope.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He introduces himself as "the Bendu" as though it were a title, but people call him "Bendu" like it's his name.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Defied. He takes the Sith holocron and messes around with it, calling Kanan out on how a simple object cannot make a person be evil. Kanan leaves the holocron in his care for this reason.
  • Fighting a Shadow: Possibly. While he disappears right before Thrawn shoots him at point-blank range, it's unclear whether he actually became one with the Force like when Vader slew Obi-Wan, or whether his form on the ground was merely a Force projection like Luke Skywalker on Crait. The fact that we hear his mocking laughter echo after he vanishes implies the latter.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: One aspect of his design.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: He refers to this when he warns Kanan and Ezra that once a secret is known, it cannot become unknown, mostly in reference to what happens if you fuse two Jedi and Sith holocrons together.
  • Hypocrite: He claims to be Above Good and Evil, and either Lawful Neutral or True Neutral, but is clearly susceptible to emotional impulses. Notably, he claims that he is serving the will of the Force by driving everyone off Atollon, but it seems to be mostly motivated by Kanan calling him a coward.
  • I Shall Taunt You: He mocks Thrawn for thinking he could be so easily defeated and foretells Thrawn's own defeat, unnerving him. When Thrawn tries to kill him, he vanishes and then laughs at him, seemingly just to unnerve him more.
  • Kaiju: While intellectual and not immediately malevolent, he's giant, powerful and a force of nature that is not truly on anyone's side.
  • King of All Cosmos: A large, wise, yet eccentric being who represents the center of the Force — although it's not clear if he is the embodiment of the Force, like The Family were in Clone Wars, or if he's instead just a very old and very powerful being who is neither on the light nor dark sides.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Has a moose-like face and horns, a vaguely pangolin or turtle-like body, and a gorilla-like posture.
  • Mysterious Past: There are several hints that he used to be far more involved in galactic affairs, such as him remembering the devastation a holocron fusion can unleash, and detailing what exactly can make a person evil or good suggests he wasn't always neutral. Where he came from, how and why he became a neutral Force-user, and what made him decide to settle on Atollon and stay away from the galaxy is deliberately ambiguous.
  • Mysterious Watcher: In "Trials of the Darksaber" he decides to come to life to take a look at Sabine with an intrigued smile after she kicks him, thinking he was a normal rock. Given how he's inevitably had countless things touch him without knowing he was alive, it's quite intriguing that he chooses to come to life for this.
  • Mythology Gag: His name is a reference to the name of the Jedi in the original Star Wars scripts, the Jedi-Bendu. Likewise, his opinion that you cannot truly unlearn something is reminiscent of how Yoda wanted Luke to unlearn what he had learned in order to grasp the Force. His huge, hulking size may also be a nod to the fact that early ideas for The Empire Strikes Back would have had Yoda as a large alien instead of the cute little critter he ended up as. His final scene in the season 3 finale also mirrors the confrontation between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader in A New Hope, with the Bendu being defiant despite his wounds, mocking the impotency of his "vanquisher", and then vanishing into thin air seconds before being struck by what should have been a killing blow.
  • Neutral No Longer: Subverted. When Kanan goads him into action, the storm that the Bendu creates strikes down Rebels and Imperials alike. He makes it clear to Kanan that he is not interested in the Galactic Civil War, and orders both Kanan and Thrawn to leave the planet. Thrawn objects.
  • No Name Given: Introduces himself as simply "the Bendu", which is not so much a name as a title for those who are neither Sith or Jedi.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • He is completely neutral to the conflict and only gets involved so he can go back to sleep, but he still helps Kanan and Ezra with their problems and smiles when they reconcile.
    • He doesn't hold it against Sabine for kicking him after thinking he's just a normal rock, and has a bemused smile as she leaves.
    • Though he isn't getting involved in the war, he doesn't go out of his way to shoot down the fleeing Rebels. He turns most of his attention to the Imperials who think it's a good idea to attack the sentient thunderstorm, though the Rebels don't escape unscathed either.
  • Prophecy Twist: He tells Thrawn after being shot down that he foresees Thrawn's defeat, "like many arms holding you in a cold embrace." As it turns out, this refers to the tentacles of the Purrgil wrapping around Thrawn as they drag his wrecked flagship away into hypersapce.
  • Schmuck Bait: When Ezra asks him how he can avoid seeing Darth Maul again, the Bendu tells him to not turn around. You can guess what Ezra does next.
  • Shock and Awe: The Bendu can generate a thunderstorm, ride it, and shoot down lightning bolts powerful enough to One-Hit Kill AT-AT walkers.
  • Shout-Out:
    • His design screams Miyazaki and also the Lion Turtles, especially given its bestial appearance and beard (as well as the character being an ancient, wise and giant being). Another cited influence is the work of Brian Froud, specifically his projects with Jim Henson, with Pablo Hidalgo describing him as something the Jim Henson's Creature Shop would have built in the 80s.
    • As for personality, he's got traces of Tom Bombadil as a powerful, ancient being with a connection to nature who's above the conflict. He casually handles the Sith Holocron in much the same way that Tom casually handled the One Ring, even reprimanding Kanan when he calls the Sith holocron dangerous.
    • His name might also be a reference to the Dai Bendu of the Legends continuity, precursors to the Je'Daii Order, who in turn were the predecessors of the Jedi. Bendu was also the name the Je'Daii used to refer to balance in the Force, which fits the character as he identified himself as neither Jedi or Sith, preferring to stay out of such conflicts and return to his slumber. His decision to help Kanan and Ezra could be argued as merely being the Will of the Force, something held in high regard by the Je'Daii Order.
  • Sink or Swim Mentor: To an extent. He breaks the sensor beacon and guides Kanan into a hoard of krykna to teach him how to manage without his sight, and later sends Kanan and Ezra down into a krykna nest where they would either reform their bond or be eaten. In both cases, the danger was much less than it appeared at first, but death was still an option if they didn't learn.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: It appears that he may not be a physical entity. First hinted in "The Holocrons of Fate", where he takes a while to introduce himself to Ezra (who was panicking and disregarding Kanan's instructions to calm down when the krykna show up first), but seems to disappear when Maul shows up in "Visions and Voices". "Zero Hour" implies that he is operating under Fighting a Shadow — he does have a physical form, and one that can be hurt by mundane Imperial weapons, but he isn't going to die if it is destroyed.
  • Time Abyss: Refers to the light and the dark as "Ashla" and "Bogan", terms also previously used from a comic book series in Legends, Dawn of the Jedi, and the term was used by the predecessor of the Jedi Order, the Je'daii. The time period for the Je'daii Order is 36,500 years ago to 25,800 years ago. How much of this is canon is unclear, but what is clear is that he is older than both the Jedi and the Sith, and possibly older than the very idea of choosing between light and dark. And for however long he's been around, he's been around for as long as the Lasat have (who also share a version of his beliefs), perhaps even longer.
  • Wild Card: Describes himself as "the one in the middle", for the Force, and in his giant cloud form, he blasts down Imperial and Rebellion shuttles alike.



See their entry on the Planets and Races page under Mulita.

    The Eye 

The Eye of Webbish Bog

Appearances: Darth Vader (2020) | The Rise of Skywalkernote 

An enigmatic spidery creature perched on the head of a larger being that dwells in the caverns of Mustafar.

  • The Dividual: Perhaps. It's unclear whether the Eye is the spidery creature on top of the larger one, or if it's both of them.
  • The Dreaded: Apparently no one ever returns from its caverns and Vader's pursuers don't follow when he decides to make the trip.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Whatever it actually is, the Eye is a powerful creature that defies understanding and demonstrates the ability to overwhelm even the strongest Force users like Darth Vader and Kylo Ren.
  • Empathic Shapeshifter: The giant creature the Eye is perched on shifts in appearance as it converses with Vader, taking the form of Anakin as a Jedi knight and as a young slave, as well as Palpatine.
  • No-Sell: Kylo attempts to use a mind-trick on it, but the Eye merely laughs and asserts that it immune to such things.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: It is greatly amused by Vader's demands of it and rips into him for his lack of conviction, his uncertainty as to his own purpose and desires, and his nature as a tool to be controlled by others.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Pulls this off on Kylo at the end of their meeting, disappearing back beneath the lava without him noticing while examining the Wayfinder.

    Force Priestesses 

The Force Priestesses (Serenity, Anger, Confusion, Joy, and Sadness)

Voiced by: Jaime King
Appearances: The Clone Wars | Rebels (image only)

A group of beings which Yoda seeks out to learn the secrets of retaining consciousness after death.

  • Dark Is Not Evil: Notably, their number includes Anger and Sadness, both of which traditionally considered 'Dark Side' emotions, but they themselves are benevolent and helpful.
  • Dead All Along: When the Serene Priestess takes off her mask for Yoda, she reveals this to Yoda.
  • The Dividual: According to Dave Filoni, the Priestesses were all originally one being in life, but since becoming one with the Force she somehow split into five distinct aspects or "cousins".
  • Expressive Mask: Subverted. All five of them wear a mask showing only a single expression and only slightly move, but their individual emotions match their masks.
  • Fertile Feet: Though it only happens once, since they float everywhere, one touching the ground causes plants to spring up.
  • Literal Split Personality: The five each embody an emotion.
  • Master-Apprentice Chain: When Yoda arrives, they outright wish to invoke this due to foreseeing the events of the Original Trilogy, so they tutor the Grand Master in everything they know about attaining life after death so that he may pass on their teachings to "the one who will save the universe from the great imbalance."
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: They exist in a state between the living Force and the cosmic Force, and can manifest themselves to the living at will.
  • Power Floats: They are almost always seen levitating, but occasionally bound across the ground to sprout plants from the soil. Force levitation is very rarely seen in Star Wars media, so this emphasises their otherworldly power.
  • Pure Magic Beings: They're manifestations of the living Force, existing between the realms. They usually take the form of masked, cloaked female beings.
  • Touch of Death: Another one-off power. With one touch, the living Force within a plant is released into the cosmic Force, killing the plant.



Species: Human

Appearances: Dark Lord of the Sith | Star Wars (Marvel 2015)

"I'm no Jedi, boy. And in my book, anyone who wants to be…is a fool."

Shortly after the rise of the Empire, Verla was discovered by Ferren Barr, a surviving padawan who was gathering acolytes to instigate rebellion against the Empire. Around the time of the Battle of Hoth, Vera lived in hiding on Serelia.

  • The Apprentice: Of the acolytes Ferren gathered, Verla was the only Force-sensitive amongst them and began to receive Jedi training from him.
  • Sole Survivor: Barr and the rest of the acolytes are all killed during the rebellion on Mon Cala, but Verla is sent away by Barr and ordered to survive and find another Jedi to continue her training.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: She tried to honor Barr's request to continue her Jedi training, but was unable to find another Jedi and spent years being hunted and hounded by Vader and the Inquisitors. After more than two decades of this, Verla is bitter and regrets ever even trying to to walk that path.



A higher order of beings who are responsible for recording important events in the galaxy. They are said to have scribed the entire Skywalker Saga from R2-D2's recollections at some distant point in the future.

  • Aborted Arc: One of George Lucas's pitches for a potential sequel trilogy under his direction would have seen the Whills play a large role. They were to be portrayed as a crucial aspect of the Force itself, being microbiotic beings similar to the midi-chlorians. However, ever since Disney bought Star Wars, they've been (indirectly) mentioned in canon entries such as Guardians of the Whills and Rogue One.
  • Expy: In their chapter in From a Certain Point of View, the portrayal of their culture is suspiciously similar to that of the Watchers.
  • The Ghost: The concept of the Whills originates as far back as George Lucas's very earliest scrap notes and script drafts for what was to become Star Wars but have yet to be seen in any official visual media.
  • Not-So-Omniscient Council of Bickering: The comedic, self-satirical chapter dedicated to them in From a Certain Point of View portrays them in a decidedly less inscrutable light than Lucas likely envisioned and has a pair of them bicker about what they should or shouldn't include in their recordings of Galactic history.
  • Punny Name: They are the "w(h)ills" of the Force.
  • Take That, Audience!: In the From a Certain Point of View series, they are a thinly-veiled reflection of the Star Wars fandom, constantly bickering about the canonicity of events from the franchise.

    Independent Force-users on other pages 

Asajj Ventress

See her entry on her individual page.

Maz Kanata

See her entry on the Criminals page.

Dhara Leonis

See her entry on the Lothal Sector page.

Hedala Fardi

See her entry on the Outer Rim Territories page under Thabeska.


See his entry on the Outer Rim Territories page under Hosra.


See her entry on the Outer Rim Territories page under Jhas Krill.


See her entry on the Mid Rim page under Aleen.

Grogu ("The Child" / Din Grogu)

Force-using creatures

    The Nameless 

"Nameless" / "Shrii-ka-rai" / "Force-Eater" / "Leveler"

Homeworld: Planet X

Enigmatic creatures from an even more enigmatic world that feed on the Force and those who are strongly-attuned to it, capable of overwhelming their senses and severing their connection to the Force. During the High Republic era, a few powerful groups with connections to the Ro family weaponized them against the Jedi to devastating effect.

For the Great Leveler, see its entry on the Nihil page.

  • Animalistic Abomination: These supposedly non-sapient creatures are quadrupedal with desiccated and elongated limbs, have claws, sharp teeth, and facial tentacles, and are about the size of a large canine, a combination, which while already terrifying on its own, isn't too out there for an animal in the Star Wars universe, but there is something unsettling and eldritch about them that's apparent even to non-Force users. Past these surface traits, however, they are notable for the fact that one of them was dangerous enough to warrant being locked away under high security by the Ro family after using it as a weapon against the Jedi, can cause nightmarish hallucinations in Force users just by being around them, heightening the fears of even the most unflappable Jedi, and cut Jedi off from the Force while calcifying them to death. Some of the unofficial names given to these creatures highlight just how terrifying and otherworldly they are.
  • Anti-Magic: They somehow have the ability to sever a Jedi's connection to the Force, which causes them a rapid mental breakdown.
  • Artifact of Doom: The Nameless can be commanded with three control rods known as the Rods of Seasons, Ages and Daybreak, which are so powerful they can override their insatiable hunger. Without them, they are little more than hungry animals that will feed on the living Force in any living being other than themselves. The Quest of the Jedi one-shot comic reveals that the crystals inside of the rods are actually shards of the Echo Stone, a potentially-addictive Force amplifier that - a little over a century before the Great Hyperspace Rush - nearly brought the planet Angcord to ruin before being shattered by Jedi Master Barnabas Vim and Padawan Vix Fonnick. How the Echo Stone is related to the Nameless has yet to be revealed.
  • Attack Animal: With the Nameless control rods, both the Path of the Open Hand and the Nihil have used Nameless this way against Jedi.
  • Bioweapon Beast: By Phase III, Baron Boolan and the Ministry of Advancement have cybernetically modified a number of Nameless in the Nihil's possession to make them even more terrifying and deadly, with two of the early successes serving as bodyguards for Boolan's lab.
  • Body Horror: The Nameless in the Nihil's captivity have been starved of the Force for over a year, causing them to look emaciated like the Great Leveler. The ones that have been incubated, born in captivity and survived (such as Niv Drendow Apruk's experiment/pet, Grendrek) also suffer from severe birth defects, such as having rotting flesh. As Niv Drendow discovered, Nameless eggs usually have difficulty hatching in a healthy state away from Planet X (which would explain why the Leveler looks the way it does compared to the pictured Nameless) and one way he noticed to increase their survival rate is through use of mycopram - a fungus-derived antiaging cream only found in Republic space - but even then, Grendrek was still rotting.
  • Brown Note Being: They are capable of causing psychological anguish and possibly death to Jedi just by being around them, making everyone around the Jedi appear as nightmarish abominations to them. However, it seems to exclusively affect Force users, or at least those who aren't already losing their connection to the Force like Sskeer. It's also implied that tapping into the Dark Side of the Force is the only way to overcome this effect, as a few Jedi in Phase II (namely Vildar Mac and Creighton Sun) have shown by briefly giving into anger, and Azlin Rell outright embraced the Dark Side as a way to fight them.
  • Composite Character: They seem to borrow elements from a few creatures that posed a threat to Jedi and other Force users in some way in Legends. Their ability to cut Jedi off from the Force is similar to the Ysalamiri's passive Force negation. Their applications as predators of Jedi is similar to the Vornskr, Voxyn and Terentatek, and their perpetual craving for the Force is similar to that of Darth Nihilus. And their ability to cause psychosis in Force users while feeding on the Force within them is similar to Abeloth's.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: To put it succinctly, death by the Nameless is a terrible way to go, especially if you are a Force user. First, they attack Jedi through the Force with their mere presence alone, impairing their ability to think at best or causing nightmarish hallucinations that can put even them in a heightened state of fear at worst. While going through hallucinations, the Nameless approach their prey and drain the living Force from them, leaving behind a calcified husk with a look of terror on their face. In the worst case scenarios, some Force users calcify much slower after a close encounter, struggling to move and speak while being consciously aware of what's happening to them (and sometimes watching themselves break apart) while also being cut from a sixth-sense that they've known their whole lives. Jedi also don't sense the Nameless' victims becoming one with the Force, which has other horrifying implications.
  • Cthulhumanoid: They are quadrupedal, but with an ape-like build and have face tentacles.
  • The Dreaded: Given what they can do to Force users just by being around them, they are one of the only things that scare the Jedi. After the fall of Starlight Beacon (and the role Nameless played in it), the Jedi that are accounted for pull out of the Outer Rim and regroup because of how dangerous they are and how little they know about them. For example, when Velko Jahen gets a report of just one Nameless being on Ballum when Keeve Trennis's team are trying to prevent a Nihil-Hutt alliance, she realizes the mission is already compromised and orders the Jedi to disengage immediately. Jedi behind the Stormwall also fear the Children of the Storm by extension because they are always accompanied by a Nameless.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: While they don't show up in person, their existence was alluded to prior to the High Republic multimedia project as part of a prophecy pertaining to the Chosen One in Master and Apprentice, as well as tales about them in Dooku: Jedi Lost and the "Vader's Castle" comics of Star Wars Adventures. The authors for those stories are also part of Project Luminous.
  • Emotion Eater: They heighten fear in Force users so it can feed on them.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Inverted for Force users. While the true form of the Nameless isn't exactly pleasing to the human eye, they passively cause hallucinations in Force users that make them (and everyone around them) look even more horrifying on a personal level. It took Emerick getting assistance from Sian (who isn't Force sensitive and thus immune to the hallucinations) to get any idea of what they actually look like, and collect a severed claw to study. The whole Jedi Order gets a good look of what the Nameless actually look like outside the hallucinations in The Eye of Darkness via Jedi Grand Master Pra-Tre Veter's publicly broadcast execution.
    Sian Holt: It's long, sort of desiccated. With sharp claws. Twitching very slightly. Why - What do you see?
    Emerick Caphtor: Well, not that. (The Nameless's claws appear to Emerick as elongated, blood-soaked fingers)
  • Heavenly Blue: Many of the Nameless are blue and some like the Great Leveler have an ethereal glow to them, and the Path of the Open Hand treats them like they are a gift from the Force to help them in their quest to liberate the Force (i.e. by punishing those they claim to be abusing the Force).
  • Hero Killer: The Nameless as a species are behind the deaths of several major Jedi characters throughout The High Republic. In Phase I, these casualties include Loden Greatstorm, Orla Jareni and Nib Assek, and while they weren't what ultimately killed him, they indirectly had a role in Stellan Gios's death through their deployment on Starlight Beacon. In Phase II, the Great Leveler's first victims include Zallah Macri and Kevmo Zink, the latter being one of the deuteragonists of Path of Deceit, and later killing Char-Ryl-Roy during the Battle of Dalna. Phase III even begins with Marchion using the Leveler to publicly execute Jedi Grandmaster Pra-Tre Veter. Those they didn't kill have either been severely traumatized, forced into a state of hibernation to stall the petrification, or driven insane.
  • Horror Hunger: The Jedi that have been around them can sense a constant hunger from the Nameless. Eye of the Storm 2 suggests this hunger was born as a result of their homeworld being highly concentrated with the Force, and being pulled out of their natural ecosystem causes them to starve and try to seek out nourishment from other Force-rich sources. The control rods seem to be the only thing that can keep this hunger in check.
  • I Have Many Names: Aside from "the Nameless", other names this species goes by include "Shrii-Ka-Rai" (which translates to "Eater of the Force").
  • Immune to Bullets: While they are an even bigger threat to those who are Force-sensitive, that doesn't mean they are a pushover to those who aren't. The Nameless Terror shows they are unaffected by blasters, the go-to weapon of many non-Force users.
  • It Can Think: Despite their insatiable hunger outweighing their sense of self-preservation, Nameless can be surprisingly adaptable and prioritize their choice of Force-sensitive prey, even when they aren't a day old. In The Nameless Terror, when two Jedi (their usual prey of choice) try to distract one while the rest of their allies try to escape from a downed ship, the Nameless charges for the breach in the ship instead, also having learned from when Pako electrified the hull.
  • Logical Weakness: To Jedi and other Force-sensitive beings, the Nameless are one of the most horrifying and dangerous entities they have come across. To those not as highly-attuned, they are just a really creepy but dangerous animal at worst, and feel little (if any) of the psychological damage that being Force-sensitive would cause in their presence alone. Among the Jedi who have survived close encounters with the Nameless, they have had a non-Force sensitive being (or in Sskeer's case, a Jedi who was already losing his connection to the Force from fighting off a brain disease) around to bail them out or fend off the Nameless (one Jedi who did survive and wounded one without a non-Force user around - Qort - almost got himself killed). However, that doesn't mean they are pushovers to non-Force users, as they are very resistant to blaster fire, are much smarter than they seem, and can kill most beings with a single swipe. Marda Ro easily kills one using Kevmo's lightsaber since she isn't Force-sensitive like the weapon's original owner.
  • Mage-Hunting Monster: They can sense Force users and are used by the Nihil to hunt and destroy Jedi. The Path of the Open Hand was less discriminatory, and unleashed the Leveler in Jedha City to kill any Force-sensitives it encountered, and even fed members of their own cult who showed signs of Force sensitivity to it. Appropriately, one of the names given to the species means "Eater of the Force".
  • Magic Eater: On their homeworld of Planet X, they just fed on the Force itself, and because the Force was very strong on the planet, they practically had an endless food source that didn't necessarily require to feed on other beings. Outside of Planet X, the Force is a lot less concentrated, which is what turns a lot of Nameless in Nihil or Path captivity into Mage Hunting Monsters.
  • Mama Bear: Adult Nameless, such as "the protector", are very protective of their eggs. When an expedition team lead by Sunshine Dobbs comes to Planet X to gather some Nameless eggs for the Path, the protector chases after them, even holding on to the escaping Silverstreak while in flight.
  • Mind Rape: One of their most notable abilities is to psychically overwhelm Force users, enough to even shatter a Jedi's faith in the Force or drive them irreparably insane.
  • Miracle-Gro Monster: Upon hatching from their jewel-like eggs, Nameless can go from being about the size of a kitten to the size of a mountain lion in a matter of minutes after feeding on one Force user. Path of Vengeance reveals that even then, they aren't fully matured. True adult Nameless are even more monstrous.
  • Mix-and-Match Critter: They have the physique of a large cat, but have an ape-like build and squid eyes and face-tentacles. And despite their mammalian traits, they apparently lay eggs.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The species' real name is unknown, but the name "Leveler" is enough to tell one these things are bad news. The other names this species has been called, "Eater of the Force" and "Nameless", are just as much of red flags.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: These creatures were conceptualized to answer the question of "What scares the Jedi?"
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Despite their terrifying nature and the threat they pose to Jedi, Eye of the Storm 2,Yoda's testimony at the end of Cataclysm, and Marda's thoughts in "A Closed Fist Has No Claws" suggests they are merely animals that are constantly starving as a result of being displaced from Planet X, where their food source is much more concentrated. Marchion Ro, the Nihil and the Path of the Open Hand decided to take advantage of that, with the former deliberately starving them over the course of a year to make them even more feral. There's also the fact that the Nameless weaponized by both factions are still infants by the species' standards.
  • Scary Teeth: Their teeth are normally obscured by their mouth tendrils, but when they do show them, they are absolutely monstrous.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Prior to the Nameless being weaponized by the Nihil, the only well-known reference to the creatures' existence was a nursery rhyme that began with the line "shrii ka rai ka rai" (which could also be found carved in the walls of the Kharvashark Ruins on Vrant Tarnum). They are also mentioned in a prophecy pertaining to the Chosen One, particularly how the sacrifices of many Jedi will repay an unspecified sin committed against the Nameless. Part of this is because Jedi Masters Creighton Sun and Yoda decided to keep details regarding the Battle of Dalna — where the Nameless were weaponized in numbers by the Path of the Open Hand — under wraps because of the panic that the idea of such a creature could generate, and because they didn't know how to deal with them at the time. Sure enough, this decision came back to bite the Jedi Order 150 years later.
  • Super-Persistent Predator: Their hunger for the Force is so great that they will let nothing get between them and their meals. Not even being severely wounded or radiation will stop them.
  • Taken for Granite: Those killed by the Nameless end up being left as brittle, petrified husks that will crumble to dust upon being touched, if not Reduced to Dust right away from prolonged exposure alone. To keep this from becoming fatal, however, Terec and Ceret go into a hibernative trance to stall the petrification, and after waking up from their coma, replace the calcified parts with cybernetics.
  • Vampiric Draining: They feed on the living Force itself, which can be found in just about any living creature in the galaxy. Force users are especially appetizing targets for them, and will otherwise ignore those who aren't strong in the Force.
  • Xenomorph Xerox: They are relentless, semi-quadrupedal monsters that have a unique killing method, prefer ambush tactics, and reproduce through eggs despite their mammalian traits. Appropriately, some of the stories prominently featuring them take place on a crashed starship and a damaged space station, and some villainous factions (namely the Path of the Open Hand and the Nihil) decide to weaponize them against the Jedi.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Because of their unusual diet and being transplanted out of their natural environment, many of the Nameless raised in Nihil captivity have very low life-expectancy if they aren't euthanized immediately because of severe birth defects. Niv Drendow Apruk has been going to great pains to circumvent this, having seen a mild degree of success with Grendrek after coating their egg in mycopram (which to elaborate, is an anti-aging cream made from a fungus), and seeks to repeat this success by getting more mycopram. Emphasis on the "mild" part, as Grendrek and Niv Drendow's other baby Nameless are still visibly decaying.



Species: Convor

A mysterious convor seen accompanying Ahsoka throughout her adult life, later revealed to have a unspecified relation to the Force and the Daughter.

  • Ambiguous Situation: The extent of her relation to the Daughter is currently unknown, but characters in-universe conclude that either she is the Daughter in another form or she is the Daughter's Familiar.
  • Meaningful Name: "Morai" is another name for the Fates.
  • Mysterious Watcher: Serves this role for her brief cameo in The Clone Wars as well as most of Rebels, where she is shown watching Vader/Ahsoka from a distance. Notably, Morai is somehow present on the unnamed moon where Vader finds Ahsoka's lightsaber in the last scene of the finale of Clone Wars, "Victory and Death." The only time she takes an active role in the story is allowing Ezra to access the Malachor portal in the World Between Worlds.
  • Noodle Incident: Ahsoka says that she owes Morai her life for a currently unspecified incident. Though if Morai and the Daughter are one & the same and Ahsoka is aware of it, it's possible Ahsoka is referring to how the Daughter resurrected her after the Son killed her on Mortis.

    Dume (SPOILERS FOR Rebels Season 4) 


Species: Lothwolf

Voiced by: The Forcenote 
Appearances: Rebels

"I... am... Dume."

A giant lothwolf. After the destruction of the TIE Defender factory on Lothal, he urges Ezra to move on and warns him that the Lothal Jedi Temple is in danger.

  • Ambiguous Situation:
    • Either he is Kanan in another form, or he's just related to Kanan somehow. According Word of God, this won't be revealed anytime soon, but Dume can't exist at the same time with Kanan. When discussed in-universe, the characters conclude that he must be a manifestation of Kanan's will through the Cosmic Force.
    • At the end of "A World Between Worlds", Ezra and Dume part ways and he disappears into the fog of the fallen Jedi Temple. Whether he still exists in some form and simply left Ezra, or if he moved on completely once his work was done, is unclear.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: He comes off as rather callous about Ezra's grief, since what's going on at the Jedi temple is far more important. Then again, being given a mission and told to stop isolating himself was exactly what Ezra needed to recover, so maybe it was a case of Cruel to Be Kind. Word of God describes him as a selfish character who ordered Ahsoka's rescue not because it was the will of the Force but out of a need to undo his own mistake.
  • Canis Major: He makes the other loth-wolves, already pretty huge themselves, look like puppies and he's big enough to swallow an adult human.
  • Iconic Item: His forehead has the same symbol from Kanan’s pauldron.
  • Mysterious Past: Almost nothing is known about him other than he conveniently debuts after Kanan dies.
  • The Nose Knows: He can smell Ezra's fear.
  • Reincarnation: Word of God says he's closest to this for Kanan, being a part of Kanan but not the whole, who would not react to Ezra when they met.



See their entry on the Creatures page.


Appearances: The Phantom Menace | The Clone Wars | Revenge of the Sith note 

"Without the midi-chlorians, life could not exist, and we would have no knowledge of the Force."

Microscopic creatures that live inside living cells, the midi-chlorians provide the connection between the Force and those who wield it.

  • Doing In the Wizard: Played with. Midi-chlorians provide a bit of scientific explanation to why some people are more receptive to the Force than others, and why it can be passed down in a family, but they do not explain what the Force is. In fact, when Qui-Gon explains them to Anakin, he specifically states that the midi-chlorians only communicate the will of the Force, making it clear that the Force is a higher consciousness, and not the midi-chlorians themselves, nor is it generated by them. It is also not explained if they cause force sensitivity or if they gather in individuals that are force sensitive. Since Anakin was born from force powers (de facto immaculate conception), he definitely didn't inherit them from his mother.
  • Expy: Of the Real Life organelles mitochondria. It's also come full circle, as a genus of mitochondria got named after them.
  • Power Levels: The higher the midi-chlorian count in one's cells, the stronger their natural connection to the Force is. In Ahsoka it’s shown that it’s possible, through intense training, to use the Force without such a strong natural connection.
  • Super Powerful Genetics: Played with. Every living cell contains midi-chlorians, but only those who have high counts usually learn to use the Force, as doing so without a high midi-chlorian count requires intense training and does not happen naturally.
  • The Symbiote: They live inside living cells, and life is impossible without them. In sufficient number they also make it possible for one to naturally connect to the Force.

Force Nexuses and Vergences

    The World Between Worlds 

The World Between Worlds

Location: Outside of the space-time continuum
Appearances: Rebels | Ahsoka

"This place is ancient. Like a world between worlds."
Ahsoka Tano

A cosmic plane that exists outside of the space-time continuum. It contains numerous gateways to different points in space and time. At least a couple gateways exist on Lothal, Malachor, and Coruscant.

  • All There in the Manual: The guide book for The Rise of Skywalker shows that one of the books from the ancient Jedi temple on Ahch-To has a picture of the World Between Worlds relating to a theory of its existence known as the Chain Worlds Theorem. It is also known as the place between places, the Netherworld of Unbeing and the Vergence Scatter. The part where is it written about in the Sacred Texts described the Force as a ribbon across all reality, and it could be traversed through this place.
  • Ambiguous Situation:
    • As to whether or not a portal to Kanan's death actually existed. After Ezra and Ahsoka reject using it, Palpatine appears in the same portal, suggesting that he was trying to bait them in. In addition, it seems strange as to why there would be a portal in the middle of a city rather than a temple or another Force-centric area like the other known portal locations.
    • In Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith, the ambiguity is raised with regards to whether or not the Sith Lord Momin used it to revive himself by having his past self come to the future was by done by opening a rift in time within this realm or if the realm Vader entered to bring back Padmé to life was this place as well.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: The portal at the Lothal Jedi Temple is destroyed via activating the mural of the Son. Given the circumstances at the time, it wasn't an act of evil.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: It isn't properly introduced until Rebels episode "A World Between Worlds", but it sneakily made some early appearances throughout the series beforehand.
    • This is where Ezra received his kyber crystal in "Path of the Jedi", though he never wondered about what was going on presumably because he thought it was just for aesthetic.
    • This is also where Yoda and Ezra have their conversation in "Shroud of Darkness".
    • As seen in "Kindred", the lothwolves use the World Between Worlds to travel halfway across Lothal in a short span of time.
    • The Topps cards in regards to Ahsoka's fate revealed that she entered this realm after the end of "Twilight of the Apprentice". This wasn't explained until "A World Between Worlds".
  • Eldritch Location: It looks like a giant star map that you could walk into. However its been stated that it appears differently depending on who enters it.
  • Narnia Time: Zigzagged. When Ezra discovers it for the first time, at best, he spent an hour or so inside and about the same amount of time passed in his timeline. When he pulls Ahsoka inside, she also spent about an hour inside, but it is implied a couple of hours passed in her timeline. Also worth noting that the World Between Worlds was inspired by a different aspect from The Chronicles of Narnia, that being the Wood Between the Worlds.
  • No Man Should Have This Power: Ezra and Ahsoka decide that its space-time manipulation is too dangerous to use, especially if it gets into the wrong hands, leading to Ezra destroying one of the Lothal portals before the Empire can find a way to access it.
  • No Name Given: It is never given a proper name, but the closest we have is Ahsoka calling it "a world between worlds".
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: Implied. Ezra can access it, but Stormtroopers can't. However, anyone inside the World Between Worlds can pull in others, like how Ezra pulled in Ahsoka. It is implied that Palpatine has to use Sith alchemy to force a portal open, and he can only stick his hand in, which is why he attempts to capture either Ezra or Ahsoka so that he can force them to help him enter the realm. The Force seems to only choose people that it trusts to use the realm wisely. On the other hand, the Sith Lord Momin may have used this realm to restore himself to life using Sith magic which may have not been intended by the Force (but then given he died at Vader's hands not long after, it may well have been the Force's intent all along). Also Vader may have entered this realm also using Sith magic to revive Padmé (which failed), but this too may have been the Force's intent.
  • Place Beyond Time: And space for that matter.
  • Portal Crossroad World: This realm contains many portals to various times and locations.
  • Shout-Out: Dave Filoni has stated that the Wood Between the Worlds from The Chronicles of Narnia was an inspiration for the World Between Worlds.
  • You Already Changed the Past: Based on what happens with Ahsoka, who was taken from Malachor by Ezra and returned there unharmed — and was previously depicted as having survived the encounter, rather than explicitly dying — the World Between Worlds operates on causality loops. It's also explicitly mentioned that Ezra trying to save Kanan would retroactively cause Ezra to die, which would therefore mean that he wouldn't be able to use the World Between Worlds to save Kanan, which would mean that Kanan couldn't be extracted into the World Between Worlds.

    The Cave of Evil 

The Cave of Evil

A cave at the foot of a large gnarltree on Dagobah that acts as a vergence for the Dark Side of the Force. Those who dare to go inside will encounter their greatest fears.

  • Foreshadowing: The only foreshadowing in The Empire Strikes Back — prior to later revisions — that hints that Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father is in the cave itself, showing Luke a vision of himself underneath the helmet.
  • Genius Loci: To a limited extent, since the Force is unusually strong in the area and it knows the psychological weaknesses of whoever enters.
  • Psychological Torment Zone: The cave creates vivid manifestations of explorer's fears and anxieties. Yoda entered into the cave and saw visions of the destruction of the Jedi Order and Darth Sidious. When Luke went inside, it mainfested an image of Darth Vader with Luke's face beneath the helmet. Kylo Ren also ventured inside and encountered visions of Luke, Han and Leia.
  • Schrödinger's Canon:
    • In the Legends continuity, the cave was the final resting place of a Dark Jedi who was killed by a member of Yoda's species named Minch. The Dark Jedi's spirit forever tainted the cave into the domain of evil that it is.
    • Yoda discovered the cave's darkness when he battled a vision of Darth Sidious inside.


    Dark Yoda 

Dark Yoda

Voiced by: Tom Kane
Appearances: The Clone Wars

One of the tests Yoda had to face to be deemed worthy of being taught the secrets of immortality: he had to face his own hubris.

  • At Least I Admit It: He mocks Yoda for denying his evil existence, and considers himself the more honest version because he does accept the fact he is a part of Yoda. This ends up backfiring when Yoda finally accepts his dark side... and then regains control over Dark Yoda.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The more Yoda denies that Dark Yoda is a part of himself, the harder Dark Yoda kicks his little green butt.
  • Dark Is Evil: He's a demonic, shadowy monstrosity that ressembles Yoda covered in black smoke.
  • Enemy Without: Is the manifestation of Yoda's hubris, which puts even him at risk of succumbing to the dark side.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Like Yoda, he has a mouth full of pointy teeth. Unlike Yoda, he's not a good guy.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Has glowing red eyes.
  • The Heartless: He is the embodiment of Yoda’s suppressed hubris and dark side.
  • Humanoid Abomination: He's a twisted Dark Side construct created from Yoda's own pride that resembles a deranged bastardization of everybody's favorite elderly, green little Jedi Master.
  • Laughing Mad: Takes Yoda's giggling and makes it sound very menacing.
  • Living Shadow: Has jet black skin and is wreathed in black smoke.
  • Made of Evil: It's not simply just an evil Yoda. It's a dark entity made of smoke and decay that happens to look like Yoda.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Yoda finally acknowledges Dark Yoda as being a part of himself, one that he suppresses through rigorous training and meditation, Dark Yoda tries to flee.
  • Shout-Out: He looks like Gollum, which fits with being Yoda's evil personality, and also bears a strong resemblance to a Gremlin.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: When the real Yoda refuses to acknowledge the dark one as a part of himself, Dark Yoda laughingly taunts the real Yoda about how he "spends his days in the decadence of war".

    Rey's vision 

Empress Palpatine
Portrayed by: Daisy Ridley
Appearances: The Rise of Skywalker

"Don't be afraid of who you are..."

A sinister doppelgänger of Rey who appears to her in a vision, showing her what she could potentially become if she falls to the Dark Side and becomes a Sith Lady and a vessel to Darth Sidious.

  • Advertised Extra: She appeared prominently at the end of the second trailer for The Rise of Skywalker, but she gets less than a minute of screentime in the film.
  • Animal Motifs: Snakes. She hisses like one, moves in a slithering-like way during her fight with Rey and her sharp fangs are also evocative of vipers.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: Her "true form" has these.
  • Cool Sword: She wields a doubled-bladed red lightsaber that folds in the middle.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Well, granddaddy's little villain. She's a Sith Lord just like her grandfather, Palpatine.
  • Dark Action Girl: She has all of Rey's combat skills and strength in the Force, but unlike Rey she embraces the Dark Side.
  • Dark Is Evil: She wears a black cloak with a hood reminiscent of Palpatine's.
  • A Darker Me: She represents what Rey fears that she has always been, or has the potential to be.
  • Double Weapon: She a double-bladed lightsaber with hinges on it that can be used to "trap" an opponent's lightsaber blade between both blades.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: She's a brunette with fair skin, emphasized more by the dark clothes and makeup she wears, and there's something clearly not right about her.
  • Emerging from the Shadows: After igniting her lightsaber, she steps out from the shadows, revealing she looks almost identical to Rey.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Subverted. She has the real Rey's beautiful, innocent looking face, then she reveals her fangs.
  • Fangs Are Evil: She's got a mouthful of pointy, predatory teeth, much to Rey's horror.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She sounds almost pleasant to Rey, telling her in nearly soothing tones not to be afraid of "who you are", while simultaneously dueling with her and baring her fanged teeth to frighten her.
  • Humanoid Abomination: She's a Dark Side construct that physically resembles Rey in almost everything, but her pointy, horrifying teeth and the unnatural way she moves when clashing against Rey show something is very off with her. Her gaunt, almost skeletal frame accentuates this. And considering she's the possible result of Palpatine possessing Rey's body with a Sith ritual, who already claims to have all of the Sith dwelling within him, well, you get the picture.
  • In the Hood: Her Sith robes have a hood that initially conceals her face, in a similar fashion to the robes worn by her grandfather Darth Sidious. Interestingly enough, it also resembles a feminine version of Kylo Ren's outfit minus the helmet.
  • Ironic Echo: Much earlier in the film, Leia had told Rey to "never be afraid of who you are" — specifically referring to commitment to fight for what she believes in. Rey's dark vision says much the same thing to her, but the context turns it from a comforting and encouraging line into something much more sinister, implying that Rey's powers have a capacity for evil.
  • Makeup Is Evil: Unlike Rey, who has a natural face, her Dark Side counterpart has quite a bit of makeup on that accentuates her Villainous Cheekbones and Excessive Evil Eyeshadow.
  • Prophet Eyes: Seen with these in a Freeze-Frame Bonus while seated upon the Throne of the Sith on Exegol, much like Darth Sidious for most of The Rise of Skywalker.
  • Scary Teeth: She hisses and flashes a mouthful of fangs at Rey in a Jump Scare, sending her tumbling backwards in fright.
  • Villainous Lineage: She claims to Rey that, as the granddaughter of Emperor Palpatine, succumbing to the Dark Side is in her nature.