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Asajj Ventress
Asajj Ventress - By SirTiefling
Asajj Ventress - By SirTiefling
Vital statistics
Position Sith Acolyte of Darth Tyranus (Order of the Sith Lords)

Padawan of the (Jedi Order)

Commander of the Military (Separatist Alliance)

Last of the (Nightsisters)

Bounty Hunter

Age Unknown
Status Deceased
Physical attributes
Height 1.79 Meters
Weight 60 Kilograms

Asajj Ventress was a Dathomirian female who, at various points throughout her life, was a slave, a Jedi Padawan, an assassin of the Sith, a Nightsister and a bounty hunter. In the final decades of the Galactic Republic's reign, Ventress was born into a clan of Force-sensitive Nightsister witches led by Mother Talzin on the planet Dathomir. Early in her life, her coven was forced to surrender Ventress to the criminal Hal'Sted, who spirited Ventress away from her sisters to the war-torn world of Rattatak where she was raised as a slave in his service. She was orphaned when her master was killed by Weequay pirates, but was later discovered by the Jedi Knight Ky Narec, who was stranded on Rattatak and waging a battle against the pirate marauders. Narec raised Ventress and taught her to use the Force in the ways of the Jedi Order, and together they protected the people of Rattatak and fought back against the predatory attacks of pirates and warlords. After a decade of helping the local population, Ventress was orphaned

once more when Narec was killed by pirates seeking to end the Jedi's crusade on their world. Enraged by the loss and bereft of guidance, Ventress embraced the dark side of the Force, deposing the local warlords and ruling in their stead. She was eventually discovered by the Sith Lord Count Dooku and fell under his guidance and tutelage as a dark acolyte and aspiring apprentice.

An assassin trained in the ways of the dark side by Count Dooku, Asajj Ventress yearned to be considered a true Sith, but such status wasn't allowed under the Sith's Rule of Two. Ventress fought with twin red-bladed lightsabers, and clashed with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker many times. But her destiny would not lie with the Sith. After Dooku rejected her as his apprentice and tried to kill her, Ventress returned to her roots as a Nightsister, made a living as a bounty hunter, and in the strangest twist of all, rediscovered the way of the light that she’d rejected long ago as a Jedi Padawan.

Biography

Early Life

Asajj Ventress’ life took many sad turns, leading her from light to dark and places in-between. She was born on Dathomir, home of the Nightsisters -- a society of powerful female witches. But her clan was forced to give her up, and Ventress was taken by the pirate Hal’Sted. Upon Hal’Sted’s death, she was found by Jedi Knight Ky Narec. Ky sensed the Force in her, and trained her as a Jedi. But again she was orphaned when her Master was killed, a loss that sent her into a tailspin of rage and the waiting embrace of the dark side. She became Count Dooku’s apprentice, even though the Sith Rule of Two prohibited the existence of another Sith Lord.

Instrument of Darkness

Throughout the Clone Wars she acted as a Separatist assassin, always at the beck and call of Count Dooku. One of her first missions was the kidnapping of Rotta, Jabba the Hutt’s son, and framing the Jedi for the act. The Separatists were eventually exposed, however, by Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan Ahsoka Tano. Time and again she battled notable Force-wielders including Anakin, Ahsoka, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, proving to be adept at lightsaber combat and utterly ruthless. But finally, her value to the Sith expired, and Darth Sidious ordered Dooku to abandon her. Her dark Master instructed his troops to destroy Ventress, but she survived, orphaned yet again -- this time through a backstabbing betrayal, and she vowed revenge. After Ventress failed to assassinate her former Master, she and Mother Talzin found a Nightbrother called Savage Opress. The witch used dark magicks to turn the Zabrak into a brutish menace, meant to be Dooku’s new apprentice but loyal to the Nightsisters. Yet when the moment arose, Ventress and Opress were not powerful enough to destroy Dooku, and the monster turned against both. Ventress escaped and became something of a free-agent bounty hunter; when Ahsoka Tano was framed for murder and on the run, Ventress was the first to track the young Jedi. Despite their many previous battles, Ventress believed Ahsoka’s story and helped her, showing that good remained inside the wandering warrior.

Love and Loss

Ventress won renown as a Bounty Hunter, but her life changed when she teamed up with Quinlan Vos, a maverick Jedi who’d agreed to assassinate Count Dooku. Ventress joined Vos in hopes of destroying Dooku, but grew to love him, he helped her feel love and compassion again. Ventress taught Vos the ways of the Dark Side, but then rediscovered the light herself, giving her life to prevent Quinlan from being lost to evil.

Personality

Asajj was very sophisticated and often taunted Anakin Skywalker whenever they encounter. Her voice actress Nika Futterman describes her as "a bad guy with heart".

Asajj was shaped by a tragic history, of being taken from her mother, enslaved, saved by her Jedi Master, who died, and shifting the blame of his death onto the Jedi Order itself. Her many tragedies and hardships instilled into her a darkness that not even her master, Ky Narec, could fully heal.

Asajj took great pride in her skills, reacting viciously when Luminara Unduli insulted her lightsaber skills as being "unrefined, amateurish; sloppy", and she developed an obsession with Obi-Wan Kenobi, partly for his stealing her master's lightsaber (her one keepsake of her master).

Asajj had a lack of rationality, for blaming her mentor, Ky Narec's death on the Jedi, believing them to have abandoned him.

Asajj believed her path was to follow the dark side of the Force and even side with the Sith Order, only to experience true betrayal from them when Dooku, at the behest of Sheev Palpatine, ordered her death.

Taking to being a bounty hunter wasn't much of an improvement as Asajj didn't like the lack of morals that came with the job.

However, upon meeting Quinlan Vos, Asajj began to change, gaining strong romantic feelings for and eventually falling in love with the Jedi. Her love for Quinlan was strong enough that when Dooku tried to kill Quinlan, she willingly sacrificed herself and died for him.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • The Force: Though noted for her skill in physical combat, Ventress was by no means lacking in Force strength. Darth Sidious himself noted that she was powerful, and feared that Count Dooku would use her to help overthrow him as Dark Lord of the Sith. Ventress displayed a great deal of aptitude with Force-enhanced jumps, frequently doing so during her duels. She was also skilled with telekinesis, as witnessed when she lifted Captain Rex in the air, while simultaneously chokinghim. Later, the Dark Jedi proved herself capable of Force choking and telekinetically levitating Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, both of whom were very powerful Jedi, at the same time. Ventress demonstrated an aptitude for using mind tricks, though Rex was able to avoid her influence when contacting Skywalker.
    • Telekinesis: She was also skilled with telekinesis, as witnessed when she lifted Captain Rex in the air, while simultaneously choking him.
      • Force Push: Asajj utilized Force Push to repel her opponents, potentially sending them flying through the air, causing them serious injury or temporarily incapacitating them/knocked them unconscious.
      • Force Pull: Asajj utilized Force Pull to pull her opponents or objects towards her.
      • Force Choke: Later, the assassin proved herself capable of Force-choking and telekinetically levitating Skywalker and Kenobi simultaneously, when fueled by her rage, pain and desperation. Shortly after, she used that same power on Ratch and his three men, this time achieving a lethal result.
      • Force Grip: Ahsoka utilized Force Grip to lift her opponents off the ground and into the air, sometimes by the neck, to immobilize them.
    • Mind Trick: Ventress demonstrated an aptitude for using mind tricks, though Rex was able to avoid her influence when contacting Skywalker.
    • Force Dash: Asajj utilized Force Dash to move at amazing speeds.
    • Force Jump: Ventress displayed a great aptitude for Force-enhanced jumps, frequently employing them during her duels.
    • Force Stealth: Asajj utilizes Force Stealth to conceal her presence from other Force-users.

Abilities

  • Lightsaber Skiils: Under the tutelage of Count Dooku, Ventress developed a fighting style very similar to that of her master. However, her technique still was not without its flaws; notably her version was criticized by a temporarily-blinded Luminara Unduli as being "unrefined," "amateurish," and "sloppy.
    • Form II: Ventress is highly skilled in Makashi
    • Form IV: Asajj was extremely skilled in Ataru.
    • Jar'Kai: Asajj Ventress was a master of Jar'Kai
  • Hand-To-Hand Combatant: Ventress also displayed considerable skill in unarmed combat, notably being able to easily fight a group of Nightbrothers when she was looking for a suitable servant on Dathomir. Her hand-to-hand combat skills were later displayed when she fought Savage Opress and Darth Maul alongside Obi-Wan Kenobi, dodging Opress's aggressive blows and striking back with a flurry of punches and kicks until Kenobi returned her lightsaber to her.
  • Expert Pilot: Asajj was extremely skilled in piloting various speeders, and most types of flying crafts.
  • High-Level Intellect/Expert Tactician/Leader: Asajj was highly intelligent and wise. As a former Sith Commander, Asajj was a highly skilled tactician and a very capable leader.

Weapons and Equipment 

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