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Asajj Ventress
Biographical information
Homeworld

Rattatak

Physical description
Species

Rattataki

Gender

Female

Height

1.8 meters[1]

Hair color

None

Eye color

Blue

Cybernetics
  • Rage amplification
  • Life-support implants
  • Cybernetic eye
Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

Affiliation
Known masters

I am fear. I am the queen of a blood-soaked planet and an architect of genocide. I have helped to crack the galaxy in half with this war and conquered every enemy I have ever faced—including death. All except for you.

Asajj Ventress, to Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: Obsession

Asajj Ventress was a female Rattataki Dark Jedi and arguably the most dangerous of Count Dooku's Dark Acolytes. In actual fact, Ventress was trained as a Jedi, while a child on her home world of Rattatak, under the tutelage of Jedi Knight Ky Narec. However, after Narec was slain, Ventress gave into her anger and began walking the path of the dark side; taking up the lightsaber of her dead master, she trained herself in the Niman/Jar'Kai style of lightsaber combat, before slaying all the warlords on Rattatak and installing herself as its ruler.

Eventually, Ventress's actions came to the attention of Count Dooku, and after a test of her abilities, she became a commander in the Confederacy of Independent Systems. During the Clone Wars, Ventress became one of the most feared beings in the galaxy, notorious for her defeat of several Jedi. As the war continued, Ventress became the bitter enemy of both Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and his former mentor, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, the latter of which was convinced that she could be redeemed. During Kenobi's mission to return Ventress to the light, she received a life-threatening wound from Skywalker, faked her death and disappeared into the unknown; wishing to be free of the Jedi, the war and Count Dooku.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

You are no Jedi, girl. You are simply hatred and bile given form.

Jedi Master Fay, Star Wars Republic 53: Blast Radius
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Asajj Ventress hailed from the barbaric planet of Rattatak. Her parents were local warlords who had been assembling a large army on Rattatak's southern hemisphere to challenge another warlord, Osika Kirske, when Ventress was a child. They were defeated and killed by a coalition of other warlords under Kirske. Ventress, alone on a harsh, unforgiving world, would have died had it not been for the timely arrival of a Jedi Knight named Ky Narec. Narec had become stranded upon Rattatak, and sensed Ventress's connection to the Force. Although Narec was cut off from the rest of the Jedi Order, he decided to train Ventress as his Padawan.[2]

The two Jedi quickly became favored by the people, except for those who feared the power the two Jedi wielded. Tragically, Narec was killed by Osika Kirske before Ventress could learn mastery over her emotions. Ventress soon became a force of authority on her lawless home world, defeating most of the remaining twelve Rattataki warlords and getting her revenge on Kirske.

When Narec died, she had tattooed her hairless head and left her girlhood behind. Her skull was striped with twelve marks, one for each of the twelve warlords she had killed after swearing their deaths.[3] Ventress, now in control of the land once held by the warlords who had murdered her Master, had a castle built on Rattatak, from where she controlled her new kingdom. Ventress kept Narec's lightsaber as a memento of the good times with her mentor, and developed a hatred of the Jedi, who she believed had abandoned Narec. Her bitterness and lust for revenge sent Ventress spiraling down the path of the dark side.

Clone Wars (22 BBY19 BBY)Edit

Initiation on RattatakEdit

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Impressive. You mask your presence well. Flawless timing, perfect control, you have great skill in infiltration. My host would applaud your abilities, posthumously. However, I'm not looking for a spy.

Dooku, Clone Wars Chapter 6

Ventress was still in command on Rattatak when the Clone Wars began with the Battle of Geonosis. After Echuu Shen-Jon killed Sev'rance Tann on Krant, Count Dooku went in search of a new acolyte to serve as a commander in the Confederacy of Independent Systems. He traveled to Rattatak, where he was met by a waiting humanoid co-conspirator. As he sat beside the Count in a nearby observation chamber, this robed individual was silently and swiftly dispatched by a dark, cloaked figure who then took his seat.[citation needed] Dooku noted the presence of the killer, but initially voiced doubt about her combat abilities—until Ventress threw herself into a gladiatorial pit fight in the Cauldron and easily annihilated such foes as Blorga, Granda Dolma, Nilo, L8-L9, Flalios, Jasper McKnives, Krutch, Anchor Blue, Swyy'm-Ee, and Giant Flog.[4]

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The dark side is strong in me, for I am Sith."
"
A bold claim, but you are not Sith. You wear the trappings of the Sith, you fight like the Sith, but this can be imitated, however. You lack a vital quality found in all Sith. Sith have no fear, and I sense much fear in you.

Asajj Ventress and Count Dooku, Clone Wars Chapter 7

Dooku applauded Ventress's talents, but she then went too far by declaring herself a Sith, and claimed that Dooku knew nothing of the dark side. Dooku decided to "enlighten" her. After rendering her unconscious with a blast of Force lightning and later defeating her in a duel, Dooku presented her to Darth Sidious, who approved his choice, and ordered her to kill a certain Jedi—Anakin Skywalker. After her departure, Sidious told Dooku that it was irrelevant whether or not Ventress succeeded. Either way, Palpatine won. In fact, events turned out better than even he had planned. Not only did Skywalker draw on his rage, but Ventress survived and the Sith gained a valuable assassin.

Consider this a gift.

Dooku presenting Komari Vosa's lightsabers to Ventress., Clone Wars Chapter 7
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Before sending her on her way, Dooku gifted Ventress with the twin red blades of his former Padawan, Komari Vosa. The twin blades could be wielded separately or joined together to form a saberstaff, one more difficult to handle than the traditional design, given the curved nature of the handles. Dooku, having taken the blades from Vosa after her fatal fight with bounty hunter Jango Fett, now intended that Ventress should use them—much as Komari Vosa had—to be a bane to the forces of the light.

Ohma-D'unEdit

She will be more than a match for young Skywalker."
-"It matters not. She is merely an instrument to bring forth the eradication of the Jedi.

Dooku and Sidious, Clone Wars Chapter 7

Kenobi and Skywalker were completely unprepared for this new enemy's swift attack on the Gungan colony on Ohma-D'un. Ventress released swamp gas on the Naboo moon, decimating the settlement, then waited with the bounty hunter Durge for Jedi to arrive. She and Durge ambushed Kenobi's team; during the fight, Ventress decapitated Glaive, cut his Padawan's left arm, and nearly killed Kenobi. However, the arrival of Skywalker and Alpha-17 forced the Separatists to retreat—though now the Jedi would undoubtedly remember the new face of war.[5]

RuulEdit

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Ventress trained at Dooku's fortress. Three months after the Battle of Geonosis,[6] she was sent to Ruul, where Mace Windu was to meet with the Jedi dissidents led by Sora Bulq. Bulq had been converted to the dark side by Dooku on Bakura following the Battle of Geonosis, and was part of Dooku's plan. Ventress was sent in as an assassin, whom the dissidents were led to believe she had been hired by Windu. The Korun Master eventually uncovered the truth, though not before Ventress killed Mira and wounded K'Kruhk. Though Ventress briefly dueled Mace Windu, she realized she was no match for his skill—even using her deadly saberstaff—and fled Ruul in a solar sailer.[7]

QueytaEdit

Kenobi and Ventress met again a standard month after the Mission to Ruul,[6] on Queyta, where Ventress and Durge fought Kenobi, Nico Diath, Fay, Jon Antilles, and Knol Ven'nari for the antidote to the swamp gas chemical weapon. After wiping out the strike force, Ventress trapped Kenobi on a cliff face, but did not kill him as Dooku had forbidden her from doing so. She promised to kill him at their next meeting. Kenobi eventually escaped with the antidote.[8]

Duel with JehtEdit

Some time after that, Ventress battled the Jedi Master Darrus Jeht in a jungle locale. Jeht was already verging on the dark side, and after she stabbed him in the chest with her lightsabers, he attacked her with Force lightning before being rescued by clone troopers. She contacted Dooku after the fight, who told her she had done well in her "exercise" and that he would reward her with one day to recover before she was to move on to her primary target after that.[9]

Yavin IVEdit

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I'm going to make you pay for what you've done."
"
Come, Padawan. Your fall will be my ascension to the Sith.

Anakin Skywalker and Asajj Ventress, Star Wars: Clone Wars

Four standard months after the Battle of Geonosis, Ventress traveled to Muunilinst to carry out her first command; kill Anakin Skywalker. Flying her Fanblade starfighter, Ventress attacked Skywalker over Muunilinst and then lured him to the jungle moon of Yavin 4.

There, she destroyed his starfighter and the clone squad sent by Obi-Wan Kenobi to assist him, then battled the young Jedi through the moon's jungles and one of the ancient temples. The duel ended when Anakin gave in to his rage, and knocked Ventress from the pinnacle of the temple. Skywalker escaped in Ventress's fighter, leaving Ventress wounded but alive on the planet..

At some point, Ventress became worshiped as a goddess on the planet Mauk.[10]

Growing obsessionEdit

All she has ever known is violence! We'll never reach her through a lightsaber! I still think there's a part of her Dooku hasn't corrupted!

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: Obsession

Although she had been tasked with eliminating Skywalker, Ventress slowly became obsessed not only with the boy, but also with his master—Kenobi. She and Kenobi squared off at Ord Cestus after she incapacitated Kit Fisto, but she was defeated by the Jedi Master when Fisto turned the tide of the battle in Kenobi's favor.[11] However, during the Battle of Jabiim, Ventress finally managed to capture Kenobi, and transported him to her castle on Rattatak for interrogation and torture, to show the Count how worthless the Jedi Knight was. However, Kenobi escaped with Alpha-17, and again fought Ventress before leaving. Kenobi stole both Ky Narec's lightsaber and Ventress's own starfighter, using the latter to reach Riflor, and leaving Ventress broken and tearful on the landing platform.

Ventress later unsuccessfully ambushed Yoda on Phindar Station. Recalled to the planet Vjun on Dooku's orders, she attempted to kill the Padawans Whie Malreaux and Scout. Wounded, she met up with both Skywalker and Kenobi, but turned tail when faced with the prospect of fighting them both at once.[3]

RendiliEdit

During the initial stages of the Battle of Rendili, Obi-Wan discovered the renegade Quinlan Vos aboard the exploration vessel Titavian IV. He had betrayed Dooku's trust, and the Count had sent Ventress and Dark Jedi Tol Skorr to eliminate him. Ventress and Kenobi battled yet again, though this time Ventress felt assured of victory and rode a ferocious rancor in pursuit of her nemesis. Kenobi and Vos escaped, but Ventress put a Homing beacon on their ship's hull and followed them back to Coruscant, but had a little argument with General Grievous while on the way.[12]

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Asajj being shocked during her encounter with Anakin Skywalker on Coruscant.

Upon her arrival, Ventress was unable to get at either Kenobi or Vos, as both were within the Jedi Temple. Instead she tracked down Anakin Skywalker, ambushing and engaging him in a duel in the upper underlevels of one of Galactic City's industrial sectors. Ventress dueled Skywalker and preyed upon the young Jedi's fears, leaving a scar down the side of Skywalker's face, though she claimed she could have taken his head. When she taunted Skywalker with threats to kill his wife, Skywalker again used his anger to defeat her. He entwined her body in thick electric cables, then sent her plummeting down into the murky lower levels. As on Yavin IV, Ventress barely survived her fall, but was this time too weak to continue fighting without assistance.[12]

ChristophsisEdit

Ventress! And here I thought this mission would be unpleasant."
"
The pleasures all mine, my dear Obi-Wan. I've missed you.

Obi-Wan Kenobi and Asajj Ventress, The Hidden Enemy

On the planet of Christophsis, Ventress lead Separatist efforts to claim the important planet for the Confederacy. The Dark Jedi recruited the clone sergeant, Slick, to the Separatist cause and through him learned vital information regarding the Republic's defense of the planet. Asajj used this information and had her forces conduct a surprise attack on the secret location of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his troops; however, the timely intervention of Anakin Skywalker ensured that Kenobi and a portion of the clones with him escaped.[13]

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Ventress dueling Skywalker and Kenobi on Christophsis.

Realizing that there was a traitor amongst their men, Kenobi and Skywalker traveled to the Separatist headquarters on the planet to learn if they could discover the spies identity. En route, the Jedi became aware of numerous droids noting their position, and doing nothing to stop them. Their fears that they were falling into a trap were confirmed when they arrived at the Separatist stronghold; there being no guards or resistance. Within, Ventress confronted the pair and engaged them in a violent duel.[13]

The two Jedi constantly kept her on the defensive, forcing her to retreat. However, Asajj's main goal had truly been to delay the Jedi, so that Slick could safely destroy the weapons depot at their base; and while he succeeded at this, he was captured. Following the duel, Ventress ordered General Whorm Loathsom to march on the Republic forces, before leaving the planet to involve herself in Dooku's plan to ally with the Hutt clans.[13]

TethEdit

Where is Skywalker?

Asajj demands Anakin's whereabouts from Captain Rex, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (film)
Main article: Battle of Teth
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Ventress took part in Dooku's plot to gain Jabba the Hutt's support against the Republic. She took custody of Jabba's son, Rotta from agents of Ziro the Hutt, and held the Huttlet in an old B'omarr Monastery on the planet Teth. When Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan Ahsoka Tano arrived to rescue Rotta, Ventress arranged for the espionage droid 4A-7 to edit a recording of Skywalker and Tano to show that they were kidnapping the child. She sent the footage to Dooku so that Dooku might use the footage to convince Jabba of the Republic's treachery.[14]

Skywalker, Tano and Rotta made their way through the monastery to reach a landing pad, and then escaped from Ventress on a flying Can-cell and headed towards another mesa in the distance. As Skywalker, Tano, and R2-D2 escaped the planet with Rotta on a stolen ship, Ventress confronted Obi-Wan Kenobi, who had arrived with reinforcements. She dueled with him but fled the battle on a Vulture droid after she was disarmed of one of her sabers.[14]

As the Battle of Teth comes close to Republic victory, Ventress contacted Dooku that Skywalker was on his way to Tatooine. Knowing that Jabba was watching, she also lied that the Jedi had killed Rotta. Dooku knew right away Skywalker was bringing the Huttlet back to his father, so he told Ventress that he would deal with her later.[14]

Immediately following her escape from Teth, Ventress visited the Kashyyyk system to meet with the Wookiee traitor Quaagan and take possession of Bitt Panith's secret Krossen project. Here she may have crossed paths—and blades—with Jedi Master Bant Eerin and her Padawan.[15]

RugosaEdit

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Some time after the Battle of Teth, Asajj Ventress challenged Grand Master Yoda on the coral moon, Rugosa, for the allegiance of Toydaria. It was decided that if her best troops could defeat Yoda, then King Katuunko would join the Separatists, if not he would join the Republic. After Yoda destroyed her droid army and Katuunko swore allegiance to the Republic, Dooku ordered Ventress to slay the Toydarian King. As loyal as she was, she was unsuccessful. Yoda showed up just in time to stop Ventress by force gripping both of her lightsabers in mid-swing and implored her to surrender. She, however, activated an explosive which sent a hill of boulders crashing down towards Yoda and Katuunko. While Yoda was occupied using the Force to stop the rocks from crushing them, Ventress was able to escape and fled the moon in Dooku's Solar Sailer, which the Sith lord had loaned to her.

KaminoEdit

After her mission on Rugosa, Ventress acted as a spy on Kamino and reported to Grievous, who was preparing to take over a scout base to prevent the alert of the Clone homeworld. Their ultimate goal was to capture Kamino and destroy the cloning facilities to halt the Republic's army production for good. Strangely, Ventress acted completely respectful toward Grievous, bowing slightly before him and even calling him "my lord". It is unknown why this is, as Grievous is not an official Sith nor a Force adept, though it could be explained that since Ventress is Dooku's Apprentice and not a fully fledged Sith lord herself, this puts her in a lower rank to Grievous, Dooku's right hand. The plan eventually failed as the rookie Clones protecting the station managed to destroy it and all the droids assaulting it, alerting the Republic. Ventress was left with no option but to leave Kamino.

GworiEdit

Ventress also accompanied Dooku to Gwori where she slew Juhm for his failure.

Rescuing GunrayEdit

Now you fall... as all Jedi must.

Asajj Ventress to Luminara Unduli., Cloak of Darkness

After being captured on Rodia by Senator Padmé Amidala, Trade Federation Viceroy Nute Gunray was escorted by Jedi Master Luminara Unduli and Ahsoka Tano, to be delivered into the custody of Captain Argyus of the Senate Commandos so he can be taken to Coruscant for trial.

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Ventress facing Luminara Unduli and Ahsoka Tano.

Upon being informed by Darth Sidious of the matter, Dooku decided to dispatch Ventress to rescue the Viceroy or eliminate him before he was to be interrogated by the Jedi. Though Sidious doubted Ventress's ability after having failed before, Dooku assured his master that Ventress would succeed and told her to prove her worth of being his apprentice. Thus, she took a group of boarding ships that ambushed the Jedi cruiser Tranquility. Super battle droids were deployed to deal with the Clone troopers on the ship allowing Ventress to sneak aboard and plant explosives in the engine room.

With her plans set, she made her way to the detention block of the ship where she encountered Ahsoka Tano and the guards who were protecting Gunray. She managed to kill a number of clones while dueling with Skywalker's Padawan until Luminara Unduli arrived. Trapped, she used her explosives to disable the ship and put her enemies off balance before escaping into the engine room. She was quickly followed by Luminara Unduli and using stealth, she managed to rupture a coolant pipe which temporarily blinded one of the Jedi general's eyes. Eventually, she managed to defeat Luminara and drop a series of pipes on her thus trapping her allowing Ventress to deal the killing blow. However, before she could accomplish this, she was Force pushed away by Ahsoka Tano. Ventress then dueled with the two Jedi until she received a signal from Separatist spy Argyus who had managed to escape with Gunray into the Consular-class vessel.

Her task complete, she used the Force to escape into the ventilation system and threw a remote bomb before her which knocked Ahsoka Tano for a loop. Ahsoka and Luminara attempted to follow the Dark Jedi. Ventress then managed to make her way into an escape pod and rendezvous with Argyus's ship. Once aboard, she killed the Senate commando by impaling him when he claimed that he would note Ventress as a "contribution" to the mission. Seeing the Senate guardsmen killed, Gunray stated that he always had a good feeling about Ventress.[16]

DisappearanceEdit

Just far away. Far from the Jedi, from this war, from Count Dooku. Just fly as far away as you can.

Asajj Ventress, Star Wars: Obsession

Throughout their battles, Kenobi had learned more and more of Ventress's past. He concluded that Ventress was misled, not evil, and took it upon himself to find her and bring her back to the light. Skywalker was convinced that he had killed Ventress on Coruscant, and that Kenobi was not thinking clearly, but the two uncovered a trail of clues that confirmed her survival and location, battling and killing Durge on the way.

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Ventress had been sent to the planet Boz Pity, where she was placed in a bacta tank by Count Dooku and given cybernetic modifications to amplify her rage. When Republic forces attacked Boz Pity, Kenobi came upon the chamber in which Ventress was contained within a Separatist facility, and was subsequently attacked by her when she detected him in her trance. She fought against both Kenobi and Skywalker, only to be unexpectedly abandoned by Dooku, who did not want her to delay his escape with an exhausted and malfunctioned Grievous. He ordered an IG-100 MagnaGuard to kill her as she desperately tried to reach Dooku's shuttle. Using a blaster rifle, the droid shot Ventress down as she approached the shuttle.

Enraged and wounded, Ventress attempted to kill Kenobi, who was trying to help her, only to be dealt a mortal wound by Anakin. As she lay dying, Ventress told Kenobi to protect the Galactic Core from Dooku, and finally let go of her anger and rage. Perhaps, she mused, Kenobi had been right about her. With that, Ventress appeared to die, and Obi-Wan ordered her corpse to be placed aboard a medical shuttle.

Despite appearances to the contrary, Ventress did not die, instead placing herself in a Sith trance on Boz Pity using her Sith healing techniques to heal the wounds she suffered. She was loaded aboard the med runner Bright Flight, and, while on board, emerged from her trance and ordered the pilots to alter their course; to take her as far away as possible from the war, Dooku, and the Jedi. The pilots complied.[10]

LegacyEdit

I have collected a small number of seeds from my desert walks. I think I will plant them and see what they will grow, in memory of Asajj Ventress.

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force

A rumor existed that Ventress was seen fighting in the Second Battle of Xagobah roughly a month after Asajj had apparently disowned the Separatist cause.[6] Anakin Skywalker and a young Boba Fett engaged in a dogfight with the Ginivex-class starfighter similiar to one used by Ventress over Xagobah. Its pilot was fighting on the Confederacy's side and protecting the Techno Union Foreman Wat Tambor.[17] However, as Geonosis had more available Ginivex fighters than Asajj's own personal one,[18] the rumor that Ventress still fought in the war was nothing but a rumor, as she had not been seen since Boz Pity.[19]

In 16 BBY, Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote in his journal that he was reminded of Ventress by a desert plant during his exile on Tatooine. He then planted seeds in memory of her, under the mistaken impression that she had died at Boz Pity.[20]

Personality and traitsEdit

She is a gifted assassin. You have my word, she will complete her mission to the letter.

Darth Tyranus, speaking of Ventress to his master Darth Sidious, Cloak of Darkness
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Ventress's pale blue eyes, described by some as obsessed.

As a child, Asajj Ventress was likely a very caring, compassionate individual, but the slaughter of her parents left her grief-stricken and angry. While her apprenticeship under Ky Narec allowed her to at least partially recover, his death caused her to spiral into darkness.[14]

Left vengeful and angry, Ventress developed into a vicious warlord. Taking over her homeworld in a flurry of bloodshed and left with no further enemies to slake her bloodlust, Ventress focused her hatred outward, coming to blame the Jedi to the point of obsession for abandoning her master.[14]

Recruited by Dooku, Ventress became a Sith aspirant and embarked on a vicious killing spree against the Jedi as a Separatist commander during the Clone Wars. However, her obsession over the Jedi eventually developed into a puzzling obsession over Obi-Wan Kenobi specifically. It is unknown why she focused on Kenobi to the point of monomania, but his frequent escapes from death at her hands likely had something to do with it.

Despite the number of Jedi Ventress slew, she remained angry and pained, coming to resent Dooku for not allowing her to join the Sith.[14]

In addition to being an extremely angered and pained individual, Ventress was very prideful. She had a great deal of faith in her own abilities and accomplishments, such that whenever they understated or criticized, Ventress would often viciously punish whomever did so, with examples including the unfortunate Captain Argyus. Most of her pride was in her lightsaber skills, which while formidable, were described as those of an amateur, to Ventress's immense chagrin.[16]

AppearanceEdit

You wear the trappings of the Sith, you fight like the Sith, but this can be imitated, however.

Dooku, Clone Wars Chapter 7

PhysicalEdit

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Ventress was a deadly adversary.

Asajj Ventress was a slim, angular woman with a well muscled body. Her features were severe and somewhat pointed, with pale blue eyes.

Her bald head was adorned with several black slash-mark shaped tattoos, one for each Rattataki warlord she slew. The main purpose of these was to intimidate her opponents.

At some point during the Clone Wars, Ventress apparently added tattoos to her jaw, which were absent by the time of her disappearance.[21]

WardrobeEdit

Ventress often garbed herself in a tight fitting robe with wrappings along her arms and legs, and a long skirt, often wearing a floor-length hooded cape over top. For footwear, she often wore knee-high combat boots, though she occasionally went without, with only her leg-wrappings covering her feet.

On occasion, Ventress instead wore tight shirt that exposed her back and her cleavage, and either a set of shorts or a short skirt over her leg wrappings.

All in all, Ventress's various wardrobes were extremely nonrestrictive, geared towards allowing her as much speed and agility as possible.

Powers and abilitiesEdit

Lightsaber skillsEdit

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Ventress demonstrating her skills in lightsaber combat against Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The child's skills with a lightsaber are most impressive. You have found a promising disciple, my apprentice. She shall serve us well.

Darth Sidious to Dooku, Clone Wars Chapter 7

As a Jedi Padawan under Ky Narec, Ventress was trained as a Jedi Guardian. Ventress has been shown to use a Jar'Kai version of Makashi in combat.[16] Luminara Unduli claimed that Ventress' technique was "sloppy" and "unrefined."[16]

Ventress's expertise at lightsaber combat was such that she easily slaughtered many Jedi and nearly defeated Anakin Skywalker on two occasions. Utilizing the paired function of the weapons, she demonstrated impressive skill with the saberstaff, but not enough to defeat seasoned Jedi such as Obi-Wan Kenobi or Mace Windu. In addition to this, Ventress occasionally joined the weapons together with a fibercord, flailing them about. However, Ventress appeared to be at a great disadvantage when deprived of one of her sabers.

Force powersEdit

Master, all due respect, but Ventress is too powerful for any one Jedi to fight alone.

Ahsoka Tano to Luminara Unduli, Cloak of Darkness
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Though noted for her skill in physical combat, Ventress was in no means lacking Force strength; she was able to use telekinesis to a very high degree, as evidenced when she caused large sections of a roof to collapse during her initiation on Rattatak. In that same instance she demonstrated a mastery of Force speed. Ventress also displayed a great deal of aptitude with the Force Jump, performing it frequently during her duels.

Ventress was able to use the iconic dark side power of Force Grip, as witnessed when she telekinetically lifted Captain Rex, while simultaneously choking him. Shortly after this, Ventress demonstrated an aptitude for using the Affect Mind ability, when she used the Force to make Rex do her bidding. It is also possible that Ventress was capable of using the power Force Crush, as she attempted to use it to crush the heart of Jedi Master Fay during their confrontation.

Behind the scenesEdit

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Asajj Ventress was voiced by Grey DeLisle in Star Wars: Clone Wars and Nika Futterman in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars film and TV series. The design for Asajj Ventress comes from early Attack of the Clones brainstorming sketches by Dermot Power for the design of Palpatine's apprentice that would later become Dooku. The concept art can be seen in The Art of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. However, the character itself was created specifically for the Clone Wars multimedia project. Note that the concept art was later converted into comic content of the character in Star Wars Republic: The New Face of War.

Leland Chee suggested to use "Asajj" as the first name for Ventress, naming her after the character Asaji from Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood.[22] She originally was to be named Juno Eclipse.[23]

Through the Star Wars: Battlefront II Xbox Live content, Asajj Ventress is available to download to the game. In the game, her lightsabers are connected together by a fibercord at the hilt. She also threw starblades.

In the Wii, PS2, and PSP versions of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game, if you enter ACOLYTE as a cheat code, you can play as Asajj Ventress. [24]

AppearancesEdit

Non-canon appearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

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