|“||Now you fall. As all Jedi must.||„|
|~ Asajj Ventress to Luminara Unduli.|
|“||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 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 Fallen 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.
In the canon continuity she appeared as the secondary antagonist of the 2008 film Star Wars The Clone Wars, as major antagonist in Season 1 of the TV series of the same name; and later as an anti-heroine in Seasons 3-5, and also served as one of the two main protagonists (alongside Quinlan Vos) of the novel Dark Disciple.
She is also a major antagonist in the Legends continuity, making her original debut in the 2003 micro-series Star Wars: Clone Wars where she served as the secondary antagonist of season one and the main antagonist of season two and is a recurring antagonist in Star Wars: Republic. In this continuity, she is also a member of the Dark Acolytes.
In the micro-series, 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.
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 than 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.
- 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
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- 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.