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Pong Krell
Pong Krell - By: KONAMI
Pong Krell - By: KONAMI
Vital statistics
Position Jedi Master of the (Jedi Order) General in the Republic's Army
Age Unknown
Status Deceased
Physical attributes
Height 2.36 Meters
Weight Unknown

Pong Krell was a Besalisk Jedi Master who served as a Jedi General in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. A very powerful Jedi and a recognized war hero, he was relentless in his tactics on the battlefield, seeking success at all costs. As a combatant, he was a ferocious Lightsaber duelist, in part of his four arms which allowed him to wield double-bladed Lightsabers at the same time. As a General, Krell found disobedience intolerable and required strict adherence to command from all of his soldiers. During the war, he saw the truth of how the Republic would be destroyed from within, thus paving the way for a New Order. This vision, coupled with his lust for power, caused Krell to abandon the Jedi way. Outwardly, he maintained the appearance of his ties to the Jedi and Republic. In secret, Pong Krell had turned to the Dark Side.

During the Clone Wars, when the shadow planet Umbara seceded from the Republic, Pong Krell was given command of the 501st Legion, serving as an temporary replacement General during Anakin Skywalker's absence. Krell deliberately crafted incompetent battle strategies in order to sabotage the Republic's campaign to retake the planet. By covertly assisting the Separatists efforts to retain Umbara, Krell hoped to join the Sith ranks as a disciple of the Sith-Lord Darth Tyranus, thus securing a place for himself in the future Empire. Krell's plans were ultimately thwarted by the troopers under his own command. When his deception was revealed, Krell was confronted by troopers from the 501st Legion and the 212th Attack Battalion. After being captured and detained, Krell was fatally shot in the back by Dogma, his most loyal soldier, thus ending the fallen Jedi's life.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

The Force: Pong Krell was an incredibly powerful Force user and warrior. In addition to being a deadly combatant, Krell was also skilled in use of the Force, using his arms to unleash a Force repulse on the first group of clone troopers that attempted to arrest him. He was also trained in Force Jump, which he used to escape from the airbase's watchtower. Additionally, he was capable of using telepathyto taunt the clones while stealthily hiding in the jungles of Umbara. Aside from mocking the troopers, he also used this ability to confuse them by making his voice echo in every direction. He was also able to sense emotions through the Force, such as Captain Rex's fear and uncertainty. In addition to these abilities, Krell possessed a powerful ability to foresee future events. This ability was paramount to his conversion to the Dark Side, for he prophesied the near destruction of the Jedi, the fall of the Republic, and the rise of an Empire.

Abilities

Lightsaber Training: His Besalisk physiology allowed him to wield two double-bladed Lightsabers at once with proficiency. These lightsabers both folded in the middle, making them easier to carry on his person. He wielded his dual double-bladed Lightsabers with deadly precision, spinning them like buzz saws for devastating effect and was capable of easily defending himself against the joint clone forces of the 501st Legionand the 212th Attack Battalion. Although he was undermined by his own overconfidence and the ingenuity of Trooper Tup, Krell easily massacred scores of clones with a combination of deadly lightsaber techniques and powerful Force skills. He was also highly skilled in unarmed combat, which he displayed while fighting clones with his bare hands. Despite his size, Krell proved himself to be an agile fighter as well.

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