You both shall learn. When you face one Nightsister of Dathomir - you face us all!
~ Merrin to Taron Malicos and Cal Kestis.

Merrin is a supporting antagonist-turned-major character in the 2019 action-adventure video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. She was a Dathomirian Nightsister who lived on her homeworld of Dathomir before and during the Imperial Era. Merrin survived the massacre of her people during the Clone Wars but was left alone. She initially appears as an antagonist on Dathomir, harboring an understandable resentment for the Jedi, who she believes slaughtered her family, (whereas it was General Grievous who was responsible).

Merrin turned from enemy to ally forming an uneasy alliance with the Jedi Cal Kestis as they took on their mutual foe, Taron Malicos.

Later, Merrin joins Mantis crew and saves Cal after he escaped from Darth Vader. She wins new friends and family and seems attracted by Cal and reciprocally.

In Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, she was voiced by Tina Ivlev.

Personality

Merrin was one of the many Nightsisters of Dathomir, a society of witches who use a form of Force magic. Her clan was massacred by General Grievous during the Clone Wars, but she managed to survive. This past trauma has caused Merrin to be very wary of lightsaber-wielding outsiders coming to Dathomir. Fearing all who wielded the lightsabers that massacred her people, she feared the day another soldier wielding one would cross her path. Taron Malicos ended up being that someone, who crashed near Merrin's home. Malicos, a former Jedi turned evil, hoped to use Merrin's knowledge of magic to his advantage.

One such interloper, a fallen Jedi named Taron Malicos, had already forced his way into Dathomir’s culture when Cal and the Mantis crew arrive on the planet. While Cal explored the area in search of an important tomb, Merrin appears as a villainous presence, reanimating the corpses of her sisters to try and wipe Cal out (or at least scare him off). Her powers are more magical than that of a traditional Jedi, and her zombie-like army is a unique threat, which made Merrin a standout foe in the Jedi's campaign.

Merrin also had a character arc that forces her to confront her past and forge new connections. She eventually decides to help Cal take out Malicos, and is inspired by Cal’s heroism to leave Dathomir for the first time. Merrin leaves her sisters to lie, unburdening herself of the emotional baggage of survivor’s guilt, and she joins Cal on his mission to find the Jedi Holocron. Ultimately, it's thanks to Cal Kestis that Merrin ends up emerging from her shell and into the world as a true hero of the early Rebellion.

Merrin has a wry sense of humor, especially when she bluntly tells a beeping BD-1, "I don't know what you're saying" and tells the ship's pilot Greez Dritus that she takes her scazz steak rare. She jokingly told Greez that she would require one of his arms as a sacrifice for a ritual, although she reassured him that she was jesting. Merrin had a tendency to teleport around rather than walking anywhere or helping Cal out. She was also heroic when she dived into the water to help the gang escape Vader and she gives Cal an unexpected hug afterwards, proving that there are positive emotions hiding under Merrin’s tough exterior.

Powers and Abilities

The full extent of Merrin's powers and knowledge of Magick is unknown. She used unique abilities only seen by the likes of characters such as Mother Talzin and Old Daka. This is substantial because these were the two most powerful Nightsisters, one even a direct rival to Sidious. Merrin could manipulate massive objects via telekinesis, such as subduing Malicos with some sort of pressure when she had the ground beneath Malicos absorb him. Merrin used her abilities when she had control the Nightbrothers that she enhanced them in combat with magic, teleport from one place to another at will, launch Magick projectiles by hand cloak herself and others by using a ritual. Merrin's most powerful act of magic was resurrecting the dead using the Chant of Resurrection, a most potent magic that could only be wielded by the Nightsister elder Old Daka.

Merrin hasn't shown the use of Mother Talzin abilities such as: shield, beams, lightning, ability to conjure objects out of thin air, create physical mass, restore sanity and power, use Voodoo to nearly kill a Sith Lord, put beings to sleep by tapping their forehead, and create a sword that can clash against lightsabers. The fact that Merrin has the abilities she does at such a young age, and even many Talzin doesn't, speaks volumes to her potential.

Gallery

Trivia

  • It's hinted that Merrin may be bisexual. Aside her apparent romantic feelings towards Cal Kestis, one of her dialogues aboard the Stinger Mantis have her mentioning a Nightsister named Ilyana, whom she was very close with and hoped to be with her once she grew up.

Navigation

           StarTheForce.png Villains

Bounty Hunters
4-LOM | Aurra Sing | Bazine Netal | Beilert Valance | Black Krrsantan | Boba Fett | Bossk | Cad Bane | Dengar | Embo | Greedo | Highsinger | IG-11 | IG-88 | Jango Fett | Moralo Eval | Rako Hardeen | Robonino | Sy Snootles | Toro Calican | Zam Wesell | Zuckuss

Confederacy of Independent Systems
Leaders: Darth Sidious | Count Dooku
Separatist Council: Nute Gunray | Passel Argente | Po Nudo | Poggle the Lesser | Rune Haako | San Hill | Shu Mai | Tikkes | Wat Tambor | Daultay Dofine | Lott Dod
Military Leaders: Admiral Trench | General Grievous | General Kalani | Lok Durd | Mar Tuuk | Sun Face | Riff Tamson | TA-175 | TF-1726 | TJ 55 | TJ-912 | TV-94 | TV-94B | TX-20 | TX-21 | TZ-33 | Whorm Loathsom
Other Officials: 4A-7 | AD-W4 | Asajj Ventress | Bec Lawise | Darts D'nar | EV-A4-D | Faro Argyus | K2-B4 | Keeper Agruss | Miraj Scintel | Nix Card | Osi Sobeck | R3-S6 | Sanjay Rash | Slick | Voe Atell | Ziro the Hutt
Soldiers: Battle Droids | Droidekas | Geonosians | MagnaGuards | Super Battle Droids | Tactical Droids
Affiliates: Trade Federation | Techno Union | InterGalactic Banking Clan | Commerce Guild | Corporate Alliance

Galactic Empire
Leaders: Emperor Palpatine | Darth Vader
Inquisitorius: The Grand Inquisitor | Second Sister | Fifth Brother | Sixth Brother | Seventh Sister | Eighth Brother | Ninth Sister | Tenth Brother
Imperial Officers: Arihnda Pryce | Cassio Tagge | Conan Antonio Motti | Cumberlayne Aresko | Admiral Piett | Garrick Versio | Grand Moff Tarkin | Kassius Konstantine | Kendal Ozzel | General Veers | Moff Jerjerrod | Myles Grint | Thrawn
Other Officials and Operatives: Alexsandr Kallus | Commander Cody | Gar Saxon | Gideon Hask | Iden Versio | Maketh Tua | Mas Amedda | [ Naare | Orson Krennic | Tiber Saxon
Soldiers: Emperor's Royal Guard | Stormtroopers | 501st Legion | Purge Troopers | Death Troopers)
Affiliates: Imperial Navy | COMPNOR

First Order
Benefactor: Darth Sidious
Leaders: Supreme Leader Snoke | Kylo Ren
Imperial Officers: General Hux | General Pryde | Captain Canady | Captain Phasma | Gideon Hask | Datoo | Kaplan | Chesille Sabrond | Elrik Vonreg | Commander Pyre
Knights of Ren: Ren | Kylo Ren
Other Officials and Operatives: Agent Tierny | Agent Terex | BB-9E | Carise Sindian | FN-2199 | Bala-Tik | Tasu Leech | Razoo Qin-Fee
Soldiers: Stormtroopers | Elite Praetorian Guards | Sith Troopers
Affiliates: Sith Eternal | Guavian Death Gang

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

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

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

Other
0-0-0 | Acklays | Azmorigan | Barada | Bib Fortuna | Cassie Cryar | Chi Cho | Cornelius Evazan | DJ | Garnac | Graxol Kelvyyn | Hondo Ohnaka | Kithaba | Klaatu | Morley | Nexu | Ochi | Ponda Baba | Rancors | Reeks | Salacious B. Crumb | Sarlacc | Saw Gerrera | Sebulba | Teedo | The Client | Tusken Raiders | Unkar Plutt | Vedain | Velken Tezeri | Vizam | Wooof | Zillo Beast

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

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.