Villainess Overview

The dark side is strong in me, for I am Sith!
~ Asajj Ventress.
Jedi. Their Order is a fading light in the dark. Corrupt and arrogant. They must be punished! The Jedi shall fall!
~ Asajj Ventress declaring her intentions.

Asajj Ventress is a Dark Jedi assassin and a major antagonist in both the Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series and comics. She is a recurring antagonist in the Star Wars franchise, appearing as a prominent antagonist in both the Canon and Legends continuities. In both continuities, Ventress is a Dark Jedi who's the apprentice and assassin of Count Dooku, and a commander of the Droid Army of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. She is also the (former) arch-enemy of Ahsoka Tano.

Asajj Ventress serves as the secondary antagonist of both the 2008 film, Star Wars The Clone Wars, and Season 1 of the TV series; as an anti-heroine in Seasons 3-5, and as one of the two main protagonists (alongside Quinlan Vos) of the novel Dark Disciple. Ventress also serves as a major antagonist in Star Wars Legends, where she is a member of the Dark Acolytes, and is a recurring antagonist in Star Wars: Republic.

In the animated micro-series Star Wars: Clone Wars, she was voiced by Grey DeLisle, who also voiced Gramma Stuffum in Codename: Kids Next Door and Azula in Avatar: The Last Airbender. In the film and TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, she was voiced by Nika Futterman, who also voiced Silhouette in Destroy All Humans!, Zira in Disney's The Lion Guard, Catwoman and Lashina in Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

Personality

Asajj Ventress had a tragic life, she started out as a caring, kind person but hardened her heart when her first master Ky Narec died. She fell into darkness giving into her emotions of resentment and rage. Ventress had a short temper quick to be angered or infuriated during battles and lightsaber duels. As opposed to her recklessness, she was known to be cunning and swift in the long run. Asajj was known to be vindictive and when she was betrayed by her master, she desired nothing more then vengeance against him. Ventress returned to her kin, the Nightsisters, and with their help recruited Savage Opress and treated him like a slave which ultimately caused him to turn against her and thwarted her plans. After her people were massacred, Ventress was once again alone without a family and wandered the galaxy. Overall Ventress is highly cunning, mysterious, and even sophisticated.

Ventress became a bounty hunter wanting to take on dangerous missions with big payouts. Her attitude towards missions involving people were softened as she freed the Kage hostage Pluma Sodi. She no longer wished to kill anyone anymore and rescued Obi-Wan from the returned Sith Lord Darth Maul but was really interested in the bounty that was on them. She encountered Ahsoka Tano when she was on the run from the Republic and sympathized with her when her master abandoned her as well and tried to help her clear her name.

Near the end of the war, she encountered Quinlan Vos who asked for her help to assassinate her former master Count Dooku that strengthened her compassionate and trusting side leading to romantic feelings for the maverick Jedi. Vos later gave into the dark side and in the end, Asajj told him not to give into hate and experienced the light that embraced her before sacrificing herself to save Quinlan. Asajj Ventress fully redeemed herself over everything she had done and been through and gave her life for love that she finally received.

Killed Victims

  • Several Weequay pirates (Including Ky Narec's killer)
  • Rattatak's pirates and warlords
  • Several Clone Troopers on the Tranquility
  • Faro Argyus
  • Arc Trooper Colt
  • Most of the crew on the Resolute
  • Ratch and his crew
  • 4 Nightbrothers
  • Feral (Ordered by Ventress)
  • Many Battle Droids during the Battle of Dathomir
  • Oked

Episode Appearances

Appearances on The Show

Season One

  • The Hidden Enemy
  • Ambush
  • Rookies (Appears in hologram)
  • Cloak of Darkness
  • Lair of Grievous (Indirect mention only)

Season Two

  • Brain Invaders (Mentioned only)

Season Three

  • ARC Troopers
  • Heroes on Both Sides (Mentioned only)
  • Nightsisters
  • Monster
  • Witches of the Mist

Season Four

  • Massacre
  • Bounty
  • Brothers
  • Revenge

Season Five

  • To Catch a Jedi
  • The Wrong Jedi

Legacy

  • Dark Disciple
  • Sisters - Age of Republic

Trivia

  • Her design originated as concept art by Dermot Power for a potential female Sith Lord during the development of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. However her character was abandoned in favour of Count Dooku. Power wanted her earlier designs to look almost as if she was a samurai.
    • In addition, Asajj Ventress had served as an early concept to Kit Fisto.

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Confederacy of Independent Systems
Leaders: Darth Sidious | Count Dooku
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Soldiers: Emperor's Royal Guard | Stormtroopers | 501st Legion | Purge Troopers | Death Troopers | Dark Troopers
Affiliates: The Client | Doctor Pershing | Morgan Elsbeth | Imperial Navy | COMPNOR | Naare

First Order
Benefactor: Darth Sidious
Leaders: Supreme Leader Snoke | Supreme Leader Kylo Ren | Allegiant General Pryde
Officers: Captain Canady | Captain Peavey | Captain Phasma | Colonel Datoo | Colonel Kaplan | Commander Hask | Commander Pyre | Grand Admiral Sloane | General Hux | Major Baron Vonreg
Other Officials and Operatives: Agent Terex | Agent Tierny | BB-9E | Carise Sindian | FN-2199
Soldiers: Elite Praetorian Guards | Stormtroopers
Affiliates: Sith Eternal | Captain Sabrond | Sith Troopers | Knights of Ren

Nightsisters
Leaders: Mother Talzin
Members: Asajj Ventress | Merrin | Old Daka

Shadow Collective
Leaders: Maul | Prime Minister Almec | Savage Opress | Pre Vizsla
Members: Bo-Katan Kryze | Gar Saxon | Rook Kast | Ziton Moj | Jabba the Hutt | Mother Talzin | Dryden Vos
Sub-groups: Death Watch | Mandalorian Super Commandos | Black Sun | Pyke Syndicate | Hutt Clan | Crimson Dawn | Nightbrothers

Sith and Other Dark Force-Users
Barriss Offee | Darth Bane | Darth Plagueis | Pong Krell | Son | Taron Malicos

Hutt Clan
Jabba the Hutt | Ziro the Hutt

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See Also
Star Wars Legends Villains | Star Wars The Old Republic Villains

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Galactic Alliance Guard
Darth Caedus | Tahiri Veila

Galactic Empire
Armand Isard | Baron Merillion Tarko | Crispin Hoedaack | Carnor Jax | COMPNOR | Ennix Devian | Faie | Gilad Pellaeon | Lord Hethrir | Imperial Navy | Juno Eclipse | Kir Kanos | Roan Fel | Natasi Daala | Ozzik Sturn | PROXY | Rom Mohc | Rukh | Sarkli | Sate Pestage | Stafuv Rahz | Thrawn | Tenn Graneet | Trioculus | Warlord Zsinj | Ysanne Izzard

New Galactic Empire
Cos Dashit | Crispin Hoedaack | Darth Vader | Valorum | Vantos Coll

One Sith
Leader: Darth Krayt
Sith Lords: Darth Azard | Darth Havok | Darth Kruhl | Darth Luft | Darth Maladi | Darth Nihl | Darth Rauder | Darth Reave | Darth Ruyn | Darth Stryfe | Darth Talon | Darth Vurik | Darth Wredd | Darth Wyyrlok I | Darth Wyyrlok II | Darth Wyyrlok III | Saarai | Vul Isen
Soldiers: Darth Krayt's Sith Troopers | Morlish Veed

Prophets of the Dark Side
Cronal | Darth Millennial | Jedgar | Kadann | Sariss

Sith and Dark Jedi
Abeloth | Adas | Ajunta Pall | Aleema Keto | Alema Rar | Alora | Azrakel | Black Knights | Brakiss | Brotherhood of Darkness | Crado | The Dark Apprentice | The Dark Underlord | Darth Andeddu | Darth Bane | Darth Cognus | Darth Desolous | Darth Gean | Darth Gravid | Darth Guile | Darth Homiiz | Darth Karnage | Darth Morias | Darth Phobos | Darth Plagueis | Darth Ramage | Darth Rivan | Darth Ruin | Darth Scabrous | Darth Simi | Darth Vectivus | Darth Venamis | Darth Zannah | Desann | Exar Kun | Freedom Nadd | Galen Marek | Jerec | Jorrus C'baoth | Karness Muur | Kazdan Paratus | Komari Vosa | Kueller | Lomi Plo | Lumiya | Luuke Skywalker | Mara Jade | Maris Brood | Reborn | Rugess Nome | Sarcev Quest | Skere Kaan | Sora Bulq | Sorzus Syn | Tamith Kai | Tavion Axmis | Tol Skorr | Ulic Qel-Droma | Unidentified Sith Master (Dxun) | Vergere | Welk | X1 | Xanatos | Xendor | XoXann | Zekk | Zona Luka

Yuuzhan Vong
Czulkang Lah | Drathul | Elan | Harrar | Mezhan Kwaad | Nas Choka | Nen Yim | Nom Anor | Onimi | Peace Brigade | Shimmra Jamaane | Tsavong Lah

Confederacy of Independent Systems
Soldiers: Alto Stratus | Cavik Toth | Cydon Prax | Durge | Gizor Dellso | Kul Teska | Oro Dassyne | Sun Fac
Dark Acolytes: Sev'rance Tann | Sora Bulq | Asajj Ventress | Tol Skorr | Kadrian Sey

Nightsisters
Mighella | Sai Sircu | Zalem

Glitteryll Conspiracy
Asanté Vos | Chom Frey Kaa | Pol Secura

Other
Amanoa | Ban Papeega | Beilert Valance | Borsk Fey'lya | Burbakker Teep | Chop'aa Notimo | Connus Treli | Drexl Roosh | Dur Gejjen | Durga the Hutt | Erisi Dlarit | Gardulla the Elder | Gault Rennow | Gorog | Granta Omega | Grappa the Hutt | Groff Haugg | Hanharr | Jenna Zan Arbor | Kleef | Krayt Dragons | Longo Two-Guns | Lord Starkiller | Meeko Ghintee | Montross | Niles Ferrier | Prince Xizor | Sebolto | Sun Guard | Talon Karrde | Thrackan Sal-Solo | Tor Vizsla | Tyber Zann | Zorba the Hutt

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