|Pre Vizsla - By: KONAMI|
|Position||Mand'alor of the Mandalorians|
Pre Vizsla was a Human Mandalorian warrior from their home planet of Mandalore and during the Clone War he had worked to resurrect the ancient warrior ways of his people. Vizsla then at the time served as the Governor of Concordia, a Mandalore moon, did appear to be a ally to Duchess Satine Kryze. But in truth, he'd led another, secret life as an leader of Death Watch group, the hidden gathering for Mandalorian commandos who sought to control of their home. In truth, he'd despised Satine Kryze’s pacifist beliefs and longed to restore their Mandalore’s warrior heritage. To accomplish this goal, he'd formed several alliances with nefarious parties that'd ultimately led to the end of the Mandalorian warrior resurrection. Pre was most famous for his wielding of an infamous Darksaber. He briefly achieved his goal and became Mand'alor before dying at Maul's hands.
Crusade of Death Watch
Pre Vizsla was a Mandalorian from the world Mandalore, who lived during the Clone Wars. During this time, he'd become an leader of the Death Watch to oppose Duchess Kryze and their peaceful New Mandalorian's political dominance, government that he did believe dishonored their Mandalorian generations-old warrior traditions. While secretly leading the faction Death Watch, Vizsla publicly supported Kryze, seemingly renouncing his clan connections, and became a trusted ally of Satine. Pre rose to the position of an Governor of the moon Concordia—a separate province that did operate independently of their New Mandalorians' government—Governor Pre Vizsla transformed numerous abandoned miner camps to a secret staging areas.
Plotting Against Satine Kryze
Vizsla eventually came into the possession of the Darksaber, the black-bladed Lightsaber his ancestors did steal from a Jedi Temple during the fall of the Old Republic. Many Jedi subsequently died to its blade. Pre did desire to reignite feud between Jedi and the Mandalorians, for these factions had previously been enemies in their pasts. In order to overthrow Duchess Kryze and her New Mandalorians, Vizsla sought the allegiance of Separatist Count Dooku and his Confederacy of Independent Systems, which promised their support to Vizsla in his fight to undermine the Kryze's rule and then take over Mandalore. Death Watch faction then had began to engage in numerous acts of terrorism on Mandalore in the New Mandalorian capital city, Sundari, and on the neighboring world of Kalevala to undermine Kryze's rule and breed discord among the people. Vizsla himself maintained Kryze's trust by appearing to spearhead the search for the Death Watch so that the warriors could be captured. While governing Mandalore's moon, Concordia, and maintaining loyalty to Satine in public, as Governor Pre Vizsla then led the Death Watch group in secret from several of Concordian mining camp bases. When rumors reached the Senate of an amassing army to fight for the Confederacy, Jedi Order sought to learn the truth.
Satine Assassination Attempt
Death Watch's attack on a Republic cruiser and terrorist attacks on Mandalore came to a head when a Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi arrived on Concordia with Kryze to follow leads on Death Watch group. When Obi-Wan discovered a Death Watch's secret base, Pre Vizsla revealed himself as the renegades leader. Pre Vizsla had used the ancient Darksaber to duel with Kenobi, but Kenobi and Satine escaped Concordia, both surviving to fight another day. Despite the revelations of his true intentions, Vizsla continued to toil towards his goal. Vizsla conspired with Senator Tal Merrik to capture Satine Kryze during her journey to Coruscant, where she did intend to make an case directly to the Galactic Republic's Senate, but Merrik was defeated before he could complete his assignment. Amassing a army of troops on Concordia to prepare to take over Mandalore, Vizsla was forced to wait until his and Dooku's plot to turn Mandalore against the Republic was completed. Vizsla dispatched a assassin to Coruscant to kill Kryze, as her death would remove opposition to Republic's Senate upcoming vote to have troops occupy Mandalore—an occupation which would allow their Death Watch group to gain the support of their home of Mandalore's populace and "liberate" them from the Republic's military troop presence.
Murder Plans of Death Watch
However, their assassin failed to kill her, and the plot itself fell through, with Senate voting against occupying Mandalore. With this turn of events, Vizsla was forced to postpone his attack on Mandalore, as his forces would be unable to hold a planet without its people's support. Following the aborted takeover of Mandalore, Pre met Dooku. During there meeting, he was betrayed then scarred across his cheek by Dooku's Lightsaber. Pre broke ties with the Separatists and vowed to kill Dooku. Death Watch under Pre maintain an small base on the world Carlac, where they committed dishonorable acts against it's native populace, the Ming Po, forcing their women to work for them. Eventually Lux Bonteri then had tried to attempt to take revenge against Count Dooku for death of his mother, Mina Bonteri, had allied himself with Pre Vizla and he was used try find and kill Count Dooku but failed. Pre Vizla was then confronted by the Ming Po elders who then had demanded the return of their women. At first they complied but Lux's was shown true colors of the Death Watch as they began burning down the Ming Po village. Bonteri's Jedi companion Ahsoka Tano attempted stop this, but was captured by their warriors. Pre attempted to execute Tano, but with help of R2-D2 and reactivated droids, both Lux and Tano fled.
Resurrecting the Warrior Past
A new opportunity arose for Death Watch later in the Clone Wars with the discovery of a shuttle in deep space. Inside of the craft were a severely injured Darth Maul and Savage Opress, these Sith brothers, reeling from recent battle with Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Weequay pirates. Harboring common hatred of Obi-Wan Kenobi for his actions against them, they planned on having their revenge after their planned conquest of Mandalore. Gathering an army of an criminal syndicates including the Hutts, the Pykes, and the Black Sun, their criminal alliance attacked the capital, allowing Death Watch to act as heroes to a desperate population after the Duchess Satine's forces failed to stop the criminals. With the support of the Mandalorian people, Vizsla ousted Satine and appointed himself Prime Minister, also assuming the title of Mand'alor. He also betrayed his Sith allies who were imprisoned but who managed to escape. Maul challenged Vizsla to a duel to determine the true ruler of the Mandalorians. After the long and difficult duel, Maul defeated Pre and beheaded him for his failures, before claiming his position as leader of the Death Watch. But because Dark Lord Maul was not truly Mandalorian, Bo-Katan Kryze and other Nite Owls refused to follow him and eventually ignited another civil war conflict.
Expert Combatant: As an Mandalorian warrior, he'd advanced training in many combat forms from ranged weaponry to hand-to-hand combat. Pre was a highly skilled fighter, possessing enough combat skills to hold out against Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi for a short amount of time in the Lightsaber duel. In close combat, Vizsla used his Darksaber blade and attempted to use both the brute force and great height with his jetpack to the advantage. Although he acquitted himself well for a warrior without the benefit of the Force, he was ultimately unable to defeat Kenobi and was bested by the Jedi Master. Vizsla's skill with his Darksaber improved significantly as time went on, and he fought Ahsoka Tano to a draw on Carlac. His talents even advanced to the point where he was able to hold his own against Maul. Using his Darksaber, his flamethrower, jetpack, blasters and bare hands Vizsla put up a fierce fight, but was ultimately slain by a Sith-Lord. Vizsla was also a highly capable marksman, even able to shoot the lightsaber out of Maul's hand in their bout. Pre was also an skilled diplomat and, as Death Watch's leader, his orders were carried out promptly. Furthermore, his troops were willing to sacrifice themselves in pursuit of missions, Demanding the best, he was not above executing those who'd failed him.
Mandalorian Armor: Pre Vizsla wore a suit of black and blue wore the traditional combat armor of Manalorian warriors with blue and black colors and complete with a T-Visor helmet that was painted with a distinctive cream-colored trident symbol above his visor. He also wore a striped light gray cape that displayed his clan marking, the symbol of the Death Watch. His shoulder pads were adorned with a red-and-white rank insignia. Pre Vizsla did use a variety of equipment in combat; among his tools were a pair of WESTAR-35 blaster pistols and a JT-12 jetpack, as well as the flat-edged, black-bladed Darksaber that his ancestors had stolen from the Jedi Temple long before the Clone Wars and had been created long ago by his ancestor Tarre Vizsla that had been used by his clan and House to rule all of Mandalore long ago. Pre's armor set was equipped with dual antennas, a jetpack variant, magnetized boots and a pair of Mandalorian vambraces. Vizsla's vambraces were equipped with at least paired blaster barrels, a flamethrower, whipcord thrower and a launcher that fired disc-shaped buzzsaws. Vizsla was also in possession of the Kom'rk-Class transport which he called Gauntlet, and made use of it as his personal ship while he worked to accomplish the goal of the Mandalorian warrior resurrection.
Darksaber: The Darksaber was an ancient black-bladed Lightsaber. It had a unique blade that was shorter than that of most Lightsabers, and shaped like a traditional sword. During the Clone Wars, the Darksaber came into the possession of Pre Vizsla, Governor of Concordia and leader of Death Watch. he'd kept it on his back when he wore his armor. Early in the war, the Darksaber was brought against Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a duel on Mandalore's moon, Concordia. Vizsla's skill with the blade was such that he could fight evenly with Kenobi for a time. After Death Watch was banished from the Mandalore system, Vizsla led his people to the planet Carlac. There, the Death Watch came into conflict with a Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano whom Vizsla attempted to kill with Darksaber. After a short but heated bout, the young Jedi fled from Vizsla, and escaped the world with her life. Vizsla later led Death Watch into an alliance with Maul and Savage Opress, assembling criminal army with which they were able to bring down leaders of their pacifistic New Mandalorians. When Vizsla betrayed the Sith in the wake of their victory, Maul challenged the Mandalorian soldier to single combat for leadership, and upon killing Vizsla after a fierce struggle, Maul claimed the Darksaber, and leadership over Death Watch.