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Asajj Ventress
Ventress
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
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 Edit

Early Life Edit

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 Edit

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 Edit

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.

Powers and Abilities Edit

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.

Abilities Edit

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."]

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.

Weapons and Equipment Edit

Ventress's valued weapon and possession were her red lightsabers.