Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
Minor villains in Star Wars
Desann was a lizard-like humanoid of the Chistori species. He was once a Jedi apprentice of Luke Skywalker, but killed one of the Jedi teachers and turned to the dark side of the Force. Desann became one of the two leaders (the other was Admiral Galak Fyyar ) of an Imperial Remnant faction and searched for the Valley of the Jedi. Only two known people knew the location of the Valley of the Jedi: Kyle Katarn and his partner Jan Ors. Desann and his student Tavion captured Jan Ors on Artus Prime, a mine for unique crystals. Kyle tried to rescue his friend, but Desann commanded Tavion to kill Jan Ors.This was, however, a ruse to motivate Kyle to go to the Valley, and Jan remained alive on the Remnant flagship, Doomgiver. Kyle, thinking that Jan was dead, went to the Valley of the Jedi to increase his power and control of the force in order to avenge her death. Kyle was followed and thus unwittingly played right into Desann's trap by revealing the location of The Valley of the Jedi. Desann created a army of Dark Jedi warriors, called "Reborns" and "Shadowtroopers" by infusing the force into Artusian crystals and using them on stormtroopers, giving them the ability to use the Force. He attacked the Jedi Academy of Luke Skywalker, but Kyle stopped him by destroying his capital ship Doomgiver, thereby destroying most of his army. On Yavin 4 Jedi Knights and troopers of New Republic killed his remaining Reborns and stormtroopers. Desann escaped to the tunnels under the Massassi Temple , where he was confronted by Katarn. Each tried to convert the other to their side of the force, both unsuccessfully. A battle ensued, with Katarn emerging the victor.
|Star Wars character|
Admiral Motti was one of the high ranking officers aboard the first Death Star. He was one of many officers who were overconfident of the station's invulnerability. He thought that, even if the Rebels did obtain the complete schematics of the station, any assault would be completely futile. Motti even didn't believe in the true power of the Force, thinking the Death Star was far more powerful. Darth Vader personally changed his opinion by using a brief Force chokehold on him. Motti was later killed when the Death Star was destroyed by a Rebel attack.
|Star Wars character|
Captain Lorth Needa was the commander of the Imperial Star Destroyer Avenger during the Battle of Hoth. He informed Darth Vader that the Millennium Falcon had not appeared on their sensors for hours and told him to consider the damage the Imperial fleet had sustained. Earlier, the Avenger pursued the Falcon from Hoth. However, it outmaneuvered the Star Destroyer and caused it to collide with another ship.
While pursing the Millennium Falcon out of the asteroid field, the Rebel ship vanished (Han Solo actually cut power and landed on a blind spot on the Imperial ship's conning tower). Seconds later, Vader demanded an update on the pursuit. Needa ordered his ship to rendezvous with the Executor.
On the bridge of the Executor, Vader accepted Needa's apology and swiftly killed him. Needa was survived by his first cousin Virar Needa, despite the fact many of his relatives were purged from the Imperial military following Needa's execution.
|Star Wars character|
Naga Sadow was a Sith Lord 5000 years BBY. He was the mastermind that lead the Great Hyperspace War that attempted to expand the borders of the Sith Empire at the expense of the Old Republic only to oversee the destruction of the Sith by the Republic and the Jedi. Naga Sadow had pure Sith blood, and was a member of a priesthood that practiced Sith magic, drawing from the dark side of the Force. Labeled a criminal by the Old Republic due to his part in the war, he fled to Yavin 4, the moon of a gas giant where he conducted experiments on his Massassi warriors causing them to mutate from red-skinned humanoids into fearsome, savage, hunchbacked predators. Despite this, his Massassi slaves treated him like a god, building huge temples to honour their Sith Lord. His tomb is seen in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic on Xbox & PC on Korriban, a Sith planet. He was also the master of Freedon Nadd who became the next Dark Lord of the Sith after him.
|Star Wars character|
In the time of the Old Republic, Seerdon was a military officer. When the Galactic Empire formed, Palpatine made Seerdon governor of the Taloraan. During the Galactic Civil War, Seerdon was one of the most dangerous enemies of Rogue Squadron. When Rogue Squadron attacked the snow planet Fest and destroyed his Imperial weapons research facility, Seerdon attacked Chandrila, homeworld of Mon Mothma. Rogue Squadron stopped his attack, but Seerdon invaded Thyferra and took control of bacta. Without bacta fluid, the Rebel Alliance couldn't heal wounded troops. Rogue Squadron attacked Thyferra and destroyed Imperial forces of Seerdon. Seerdon attacked Luke Skywalker with his Sentinel-class shuttle, but Luke destroyed the shuttle and killed Seerdon.
|Star Wars character|
|Affiliation||Loyal to Joruus C'baoth|
The clone of Luke Skywalker, created by Joruus C'baoth to turn Skywalker to the dark side, instead provided the means by which Mara Jade could finally let go of her anger, and join the light side.
During their duel on Bespin, Darth Vader sliced off Luke Skywalker's right hand, sending it, and his lightsaber, falling into the depths of Cloud City. Believed lost by Skywalker, the hand and its weapon were eventually found. The hand was stored along with the lightsaber in the Emperor's private storehouse in Mt. Tantiss. When Joruus C'baoth became the Guardian of Wayland, he found the storehouse, and Luke's hand. Cell sample B-2332-54 was taken from the hand, and became the basis for the clone of Luke Skywalker.
The Empire maintained a series of working spaarti cloning cylinders in Mt. Tantiss, and it was within one of these that Luuke Skywalker was grown. Though cloning technology had advanced since the days of the Clone Wars, the process was not perfected. The creation and growth acceleration of Luuke was rushed, meaning the clone became mentally unstable. Luuke was given little independence, and was largely controlled by the mental influence Joruus C'baoth himself. That Joruus was also insane did not improve Luuke's chances.
Luuke was created as nothing more than a mindless killer, and he was tasked with the destruction of Luke Skywalker, should the Jedi refuse to join C'baoth. Then, Joruus would at least have one version of Skywalker as his apprentice. Luke faced the clone in the Mt. Tantiss throne room, when he, Mara Jade and the heroes of the Alliance staged an attack on Wayland. Using the lightsaber that was once Anakin Skywalker's, Luuke fought his 'parent' in a vicious battle across the throne room. C'baoth was able to control Luuke and battle his other enemies - a testament to his dark powers.
However, C'baoth could not stop the intervention of luck. Though C'baoth was able to disarm Han and Leia Organa Solo, Mara Jade managed to grab Leia's lightsaber. Confused, C'baoth let his guard down, and Mara launched into action. Luke had led his clone towards a panel of viewscreens, and baited Luuke into slicing one with his sabre. Sparks flew into the clone's face, causing him to cry out - the first sound he made during the entire battle. Turning in confusion, Luuke was killed by Mara. With the Emperor's last command now fulfilled, in a fashion - to kill Luke Skywalker - Mara was free to kill C'baoth himself. Luuke's lightsaber was recovered by Luke and presented to Mara as a gift.
|Star Wars character|
Asajj Ventress is a Dark Jedi, and one of Darth Tyranus's (Count Dooku) Force-sensitive operatives. Asajj wielded twin lightsabers given to her by Count Dooku himself, lightsabers which were specially modified to connect into a double-bladed lightsaber. Asajj Ventress was voiced by Grey DeLisle in the Clone Wars micro series.
Asajj hailed from the barbaric planet of Rattatak. She became cold-hearted and merciless from a lifetime of enduring cruel hardships that began when Osika Kirske murdered her parents while she was young. She would later come under the teaching of a Jedi named Ky Narec. The two quickly became favored by the people, until Narec was killed by Osika Kirske before Asajj could become a full-fledged Jedi. Because of this, Asajj was as skilled as any Jedi but was unable to control her rage, developing a hatred for the Jedi that had abandoned her mentor and had ignored the bloodshed on Rattatak. Asajj soon became a force of authority on her lawless homeworld, defeating most of the remaining warlords and getting her revenge on Osika Kirske. She kept Ky Narec's lightsaber as a momento of the good times with her mentor.
During the Clone Wars, Asajj appeared before Count Dooku when he arrived on Rattatak to add it to the Separatist movement. Impressed with Asajj's talents, Dooku recruited her by appealing to her disgust with the Jedi. After beating her in a sparring duel, Dooku made Asajj commander of his Separatist forces. She was sent to kill Anakin Skywalker, only to be nearly killed by him.
She would capture Obi-Wan Kenobi in a later battle and transport him to Rattatak for interrogation in hopes to give the broken-down Jedi to Count Dooku. However, Kenobi escaped with ARC Trooper Alpha. Before leaving, Kenobi stole Ky Narec's lightsaber from Asajj, making this more personal to her.
Prince Xizor (Shee-zor) is a major villain in the novel Shadows Of The Empire. He is a Falleen, and leader of the powerful criminal organization Black Sun in the time between the Battle of Hoth and the end of the Galactic Civil War. The book portrayed Xizor as a rival of Darth Vader, largely the result of a mixture of ambition and hatred. The latter arose when Vader obliterated much of Xizor's homeworld from orbit to halt the spread of a plague, killing most of Xizor's family in the process. Learning of Vader's quest for Luke, Xizor attempted to have the young Skywalker killed to humiliate his adversary. Xizor also persuaded Palpatine to let the plans for the second Death Star fall into rebel hands.
Prince Xizor was portrayed as a cold and ruthless risk-taker - indeed, his species has a reptillian semblance. Unlike the grotesque Jabba, Xizor had a refined and charismatic appearance, with a taste for "the finer things in life" that was strikingly juxtaposed with his merciless ambition. Similarly, while he was certainly "cold" in some respects, he behaved quite irrationally at times, most dramatically in choosing to pursue his dangerous machinations against Vader. He was assisted by Guri, an enigmatic and brutal "human replica droid" (HRD) assassin. (Guri survived her master's death, and was subsequently featured in a comic book mini-series titled "Evolution.")
Xizor also became enamored of Leia Organa, and attempted to seduce her. As with his other schemes, this backfired dramatically. This example of startling risk-taking coincided with the disintegration of Xizor's bold attempts on Luke's life. A slip of the tongue in a high-pressure situation reveals these plots against Luke, and Xizor is killed when he refuses to surrender to Vader.
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details