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Dark Jedi is the name given in the Star Wars universe to fictional characters attuned to the Force and adept in its dark side. They exist by that name only in the Expanded Universe and the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic; the term is never used in any of the six Star Wars films. Opening logo to the Star Wars films Star Wars, an epic science fiction-fantasy, started as an outer space saga and fictional universe created by writer/producer/director George Lucas, behind the story during the late 1970s. ... A fictional universe is a cohesive imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction. ... The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ... The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR) is an RPG video game originally for the Microsoft Xbox and later for PCs running Microsoft Windows. ...

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A Dark Jedi

Dark Jedi is a label to a specific archetype of characters in the Star Wars Expanded Universe defined as Force-attuned beings that meet two requirements. They do not hold themselves to the dogma of either the Jedi or the Sith, and they use their Force abilities for less than virtuous acts that would normally be looked down upon by the Jedi Order. As it has been mentioned, the concept of Dark Jedi is not endorsed anywhere within the movie trilogy. Dark Jedi in the Expanded Universe typically refer to students of Luke Skywalker's Jedi Academy who have fallen to the dark side. Dark Jedi are also extremely common in the Jedi Knight series of Star Wars video games, where Kyle Katarn uncovers Imperial plots linked to Dark Jedi. In Jedi Outcast, Katarn faces an entire army of Dark Jedi, cloned and lightly trained force users who follow the main antagonist. Image File history File links Dark_jedi. ... Image File history File links Dark_jedi. ... For other senses of this word, see archetype (disambiguation). ... For the film Dogma, see Dogma (film) Dogma (the plural is either dogmata or dogmas, Greek , plural ) is the established belief or doctrine held by a religion, ideology or any kind of organization, thought to be authoritative and not to be disputed or doubted. ... Jedi Masters (left to right) Saesee Tiin, Agen Kolar, Mace Windu, and Kit Fisto Jedi Knights and Jedi Knight redirect here. ... This article is about the Force-using organization in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Because the term Sith was never spoken in the original trilogy (although Darth Vader was described as "Lord of the Sith" in the published screenplay), early Expanded Universe products usually considered the "evil Jedi," those who joined the dark side of the Force, as "Dark Jedi." In his novel series The Thrawn Trilogy, author Timothy Zahn labeled Sith Lord Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine as Dark Jedi, and the term "Sith" was never mentioned in the series until later reprints of the novels. The cover to the first book of the trilogy, Heir to the Empire. ... Timothy Zahn (born September 1, 1951) is a science fiction novelist. ... Darth Vader is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Palpatine is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ...


Common usage

Dark Jedi use the Force for their own ends while attempting to utilize other powers of the Force, owing no allegiance. They rarely display the discipline in their strengths and abilities so valued by both Jedi and Sith; while a Dark Jedi can use Jedi and Sith Force arts, only a true Jedi or Sith can master the nuances. Therefore, a Jedi Master or Sith Lord could usually beat a Dark Jedi with relative ease. True Sith and Jedi must be ordained and approved by their respective masters in order to gain access to the true powers of their respective organizations. Palpatine trained many Force-sensitive beings in the ways of the dark side of the Force, but most were never initiated into the rites and secrets of the Sith. Force-sensitive individuals seem to arise spontaneously and may become adept at the Force without Jedi or Sith involvement. It is true, however, that many notable Dark Jedi have received at least some Jedi training.


Palpatine did not consider himself completely bound by Sith tradition (he had begun training his first apprentice, Darth Maul, prior to the death of his own Master, Darth Plagueis, which was a major violation of Darth Bane's Rule of Two). It was believed by some (including his second apprentice, Darth Tyranus) that he planned to eventually do away with the Rule of Two entirely in order to have legions of Sith at his disposal.[citation needed] image= Darth Maul, Sith Apprentice| color=Sith| bgcolor=#B22222| fgcolor=#fff| name=Darth Maul| species=Iridonian Zabrak| gender=Male| position=Sith Apprentice| status= Deceased| hair=None| height=1. ... Spoiler warning: Darth Plagueis (the Wise) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, who is mentioned in passing during Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. ... Darth Bane is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... -Darth Bane The Rule of Two is a principle in the fictional Star Wars universe used to describe the Sith practice of allowing only two Sith Lords to exist at a time: a Master and an apprentice. ... Count Dooku (also known as Darth Tyranus) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ...


It is also worthy of note that, though a Dark Jedi may believe him- or herself to be acting for a "greater good," the dark side of the Force is a path that proves ultimately self-destructive (as was the case when Ulic Qel-Droma, Revan, and Anakin Skywalker fell to the dark side), regardless of the motives or misguided morals of those who walk it. Mara Jade is another primary example of a Dark Jedi who served evil, but still mistakenly believed her actions to be just. Eventually, she turned from the dark side, but still carried the teachings of the Emperor with her, such as her lightsaber techniques. Contrary to the Jedi method of purging emotion and gaining power via meditation and training, Dark Jedi, like Sith, allow their emotions to empower them. Ulic Qel-Droma was an ancient Jedi who lived 4000 years before Star Wars Episode IV. He was born on Alderaan. ... Revan (pronounced //) is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Anakin Skywalker is the central character in the Star Wars fictional universe. ... Mara Jade Skywalker (b. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A large statue in Bangalore depicting Shiva meditating Meditation describes a state of concentrated attention on some object of thought or awareness. ...


Some of the more notable Dark Jedi (besides the Sith Lords) include Asajj Ventress, Joruus C'Baoth, and Mara Jade. Asajj Ventress is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Joruus CBaoth (70 BBY-9 ABY this is disputed though, as he was cloned after 27 BBY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Mara Jade Skywalker (b. ...


Palpatine's Dark Side Elite

Following Emperor Palpatine's death at the Battle of Endor and his subsequent resurrection in a clone body six years later, a new organization of Imperial Dark Jedi appeared. A cadre of seven darksiders (who were in actuality little more than an extension of the Emperor's will) did most of Palpatine's bidding during this time. These seven Dark Jedi were known as the Dark Side Elite. Two of their number were killed and replaced during the early events of the reborn Palpatine's Operation Shadow Hand. These ten included Sedriss, Vill Goir, Zasm Katth, Baddon Fass, Krdys Mordi, Kvag Gthull, Tedryn-Sha, Xecr Nist, T'iaz, and Kam Solusar. All were eventually killed or captured, with the exception of Solusar, who was redeemed by Luke Skywalker and became an integral member of the New Jedi Order. The Battle of Endor was the climactic battle depicted in the 1983 film, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... Sedriss was an Imperial character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Kam Solusar was one of the first three Jedi to apprentice under Luke Skywalker at the new Jedi Academy established on Yavin 4--with the other two being Corran Horn (under the pseudonym Keiran Halcyon) and Brakiss. ... The New Jedi Order, also known as New Jedi Order or by its acronym, NJO, is a series of science fiction novels set in the Star Wars universe 25-30 years ABY. Its primary plotline involves an invasion of the Star Wars galaxy by the Yuuzhan Vong, but over the...


Grey Jedi

Grey Jedi, although having completed the teachings of either the Jedi Order or the Sith, are Jedi/Sith that had either been exiled or had disassociated themselves from the path of either side. Consequently, they operate independently outside of both. Their former allies typically see them as misguided, though they have not necessarily succumbed to the either side of the Force. They are the mavericks of the universe, and often stray closer to the dark side than most. Jolee Bindo, Count Dooku, Revan, the Jedi Exile, Kreia, Jon Antilles, the Dark Woman, Kyle Katarn, and Vergere are commonly identified as Grey Jedi, although Katarn returned to the Light Side. In Knights of the Old Republic II, it is possible to acquire a Grey Jedi Robe. Grey Jedi usually carry silver or greyish-white lightsabers. Exile (band) may refer to: Exile - The American country music band Exile - The Japanese pop music band Category: ... This article is about Ancient Jedi from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe, which existed roughly 4000 BBY. Spoiler warning: // Atris appeared in the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. ... Count Dooku (also known as Darth Tyranus) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... Revan (pronounced //) is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... The Jedi Exile (canonical name unknown) (also called General by Bao-Dur) is the main character and silent protagonist in the PC/Xbox videogame title Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. ... This soft redirect exists to avoid revealing a critical plot twist without warning. ... Bold textJon Antilles A student of the Dark Woman who removed himself from direct contact with the Jedi Order after infiltrating the Bounty Hunters Guild and bring many vile characters to justice. ... The Dark Woman is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Vergere is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (KOTOR II) is an RPG video game for the PC and the Microsoft Xbox. ...


The Grey Jedi were founded hundreds of years before the major timeline of the Star Wars films. They joined together in a rebellion against the strict, moralistic dogmas of the Jedi and Sith, and made a home on the uncharted world of Dellen, and remained largely hidden from the rest of the galaxy.


Like the Jedi and the Sith, Grey Jedi live by a code of ethics. Unlike the Jedi and Sith codes, however, the "Code of the Line" eschews moral absolutes in favor of situational ethics. This article is about a Christian Rock band. ... Moral absolutism is the belief or theory that there are absolute standards against which moral questions can be judged and suggests that morals are not determined by societal or situational influences. ... Situational ethics (also known as Situationism) refers to a particular view of ethics,faggot that states: (J. Fletcher, Situation Ethics (Westminster, Philadelphia, 1966). ...


The code is as follows[citation needed]:


1 - Emotions are acceptable, but they don't control you.


2 - You are who and what you choose to be as the maker of your own path.


3 - Law is necessary to maintain order, and all must live by it.


4 - The law must be broken in the name of a greater good.


5 - Those who cannot defend themselves must be protected.


6 - Those who use others must be stopped.


7 - Peace cannot exist without war.


8 - War must be prevented if at all possible; if a war is necessary, however, it must be ended quickly.


9 - The quest for knowledge is the best focus of one's time and mind.


10 - One must never neglect Jedi training of the body and The Force.


11 - Anyone may hold any position if chosen or elected, including Jedi.


12 - Rulers must be removed if they abuse those they rule.


13 - Expansion of empire by any means is sometimes necessary and for the best.


14 - Expansion of empire for purely material reasons must be stopped.


15 - Those unable to rule themselves must be ruled.


16 - Those unable to rule themselves must be taught to do so.


17 - Trust The Force.


18 - Trust your instincts, for they have learned from experience.


19 - Trust your heart, for it will always be true to you.


20 - Trust your mind, for it will draw on all your knowledge.


21 - Do not trust your eyes, they may be deceived.


22 - Do not trust your ears, they can be deceived.


23 - Do not trust a Jedi, for they will always believe they are right.


24 - Do not trust a Sith, for they will convince you are right.


25 - Do not trust a Grey, for they only trust themselves.


26 - Life must be preserved at all costs.


27 - Survival of the fittest is the way of life. Herbert Spencer coined the phrase survival of the fittest Survival of the fittest is a phrase which is a shorthand for a concept relating to competition for survival or predominance. ...


28 - The light will always chase away the dark.


29 - The dark will always encroach the light.


30 - So long as the grey line exists there will always be balance.


The Grey Jedi Code

Several versions exist and The Grey Jedi believe that they somehow hold a key to balance what they consider as otherwise extreme views of the Force[citation needed]. The Force in George Lucas Star Wars films is a (fictional) mystical power which is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders. ...

There are times for peace.
There are times for passion.
Through peace we gain balance.
Through passion we gain strength.
Through strength we gain power .
Through power our chains are broken.
The Force shall set us free.[citation needed]

The most prominent Grey Jedi character in the Expanded Universe is Vergere, introduced in the New Jedi Order series as a former Jedi who had spent decades with the warlike Yuuzhan Vong. Vergere believed that the Force had no completely "light" or "dark" side, and should be viewed outside the scope of conventional morality. Beginning in the New Jedi Order series, she took young Jedi Jacen Solo on as her pupil. Later, her teachings help to develop a rift between Jacen and his uncle, Luke Skywalker. The Force in George Lucas Star Wars films is a (fictional) mystical power which is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders. ... Vergere is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... The New Jedi Order, also known as New Jedi Order or by its acronym, NJO, is a series of science fiction novels set in the Star Wars universe 25-30 years ABY. Its primary plotline involves an invasion of the Star Wars galaxy by the Yuuzhan Vong, but over the... The Yuuzhan Vong are a race of sentient beings from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe that rise as a threat to the New Republic in the New Jedi Order series of novels. ... Jacen Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ...


The Grey Jedi will not intervene on either side, choosing instead to watch and follow their own code, defending themselves and maintaining the line. As a result, Luke Skwalker will see many Jedi leave to join the Grey and the ranks of darkness will as well.


A three-book series is currently being planned and outlined to reveal the beginnings and founders of the Grey, the ensuing years through the rise of the Galactic Empire, and up to the time of Jacen's joining, training, and naming as a Grey Master. The tentative release date is scheduled for late 2008-early 2009. Galactic empires are a fairly common theme in science fiction. ...


Notable Dark Jedi

Darth Bane is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Asajj Ventress is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Joruus CBaoth (70 BBY-9 ABY this is disputed though, as he was cloned after 27 BBY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Komari Vosa is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, appearing in the video game Star Wars: Bounty Hunter. ... Xanatos is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the villain of the Jedi Apprentice series of books by Jude Watson. ... Count Dooku (also known as Darth Tyranus) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... Jerec is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, appearing in the computer game Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II. Jerec is the leader of the seven Dark Jedi that the player must face in the game. ...

See also

This article is about the Force-using organization in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... This article is about the Force-using organization in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Dark Side devotees are, in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, those who use the Force for evil ends. ...

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