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Mara Jade and Kogo Vess, two Emperor's Hands

The Emperor's Hands, in the Extended Universe of the fictional Star Wars galaxy, were Emperor Palpatine's secret, private Force-sensitive agents and assassins throughout his reign. Along with the Prophets of the Dark Side, they were considered to be among the "dark side elite" (not to be confused with the Dark Jedi of the Dark Side Elite who carried out the Emperor's will during the events of the Dark Empire trilogy). Image File history File links Information. ... Image File history File links Emperor's_Hands. ... Image File history File links Emperor's_Hands. ... Mara Jade Skywalker (b. ... This article is about the series. ... Star Wars Galaxy may mean: Star Wars Galaxies (often abbreviated SWG or Galaxies by fans) is a Star Wars themed MMORPG platform for Microsoft Windows PCs, developed by Sony Online Entertainment and published by LucasArts. ... Palpatine is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Force-sensitivity is a condition in the fictional Star Wars universe where a life form possesses a natural connection to the Force. ... In the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the Prophets of the Dark Side (also known as the Emperors Secret Order, though in fact forming a distinct sub-section of this organization, or the Emperors Mages) was a coterie of dark side Force-users originally founded as a splinter cult... Dark Empire was a comic series produced by Dark Horse Comics set in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ...


Since the Emperor's Sith apprentice, Darth Vader, was a very public agent of the Empire, some missions (the likes of which Palpatine had been accustomed to assign to Darth Maul) that required a stealthier touch were assigned to these elite operatives, who answered only to the Emperor himself. They assassinated the Emperor's enemies, typically high-level politicians, despots who were a threat to the public in some way (and thus to Palpatine), rulers of rebellious worlds, or Rebel Alliance leaders. The Emperor's Hands could be viewed as a type of Dark Jedi, though it should be noted that the Force powers of most of them paled in comparison to the Imperial Inquisitors or Prophets of the Dark Side, and that motivation varied considerably from Hand to Hand (some served out of altruistic motivations, other simply enjoyed it, and still others hungered for power, either political or in the Force). This article is about the Force-using organization in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Darth Vader is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... The Galactic Empire is the main antagonist in the Star Wars universe. ... Darth Maul is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, is an interstellar terrorist force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ... The Inquisitorius was a secret division of Imperial Intelligence instituted after the Clone wars and the rise of the Empire which consisted of dark side Force-sensitive agents known as Inquisitors. ... In the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the Prophets of the Dark Side (also known as the Emperors Secret Order, though in fact forming a distinct sub-section of this organization, or the Emperors Mages) was a coterie of dark side Force-users originally founded as a splinter cult...


Hands were recruited and personally trained by the Emperor himself. They were inculcated into a mystique of the "Emperor's Hand." All Hands were misled to believe that he or she was the only Emperor's Hand; this solo belief led to a wide variation in technique—some would strike stealthily, with a well-placed blaster shot or a knife, another would simply pack an area full of powerful explosives to kill his target. As far as the Emperor was concerned, the means was irrelevant, as long as the goal was achieved. To this end they were trained in the ways of the dark side of the Force and were kept a secret institution even from Imperial high command (though they had access to extremely high priorities/clearances within the systems, to speed them on their way). It is unknown precisely how many of these special agents there were. One of the best known Emperor's Hands, Mara Jade, went on to become a member of the New Jedi Order, while another, Shira Brie, eventually succeeded the Emperor and became Dark Lady of the Sith. Each of the hands tended to have a deep resentment and jealousy of Lord Vader,and Vader disliked them in turn. In various theories of magic and religion, the Dark Side describes the less benevolent approaches to use of the magical forces. ... The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ... Mara Jade Skywalker (b. ... Jedi Masters (left to right) Saesee Tiin, Agen Kolar, Mace Windu, and Kit Fisto Jedi Knights and Jedi Knight redirect here. ... In the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe, Shira Elan Colla Brie (a. ... Dark Lord of the Sith is a fictional title created by George Lucas for his Star Wars universe. ...


Sometimes unaware or unconvinced of the Emperor's malicious intentions, the Hands performed their missions because of their loyalty to Palpatine. Many viewed their killing as a way of defending the citizens of the Empire from its most dangerous enemies, although in most cases their targets were political enemies, rather than rogue commanders or governors. As a result of their extreme loyalty and mental connection established through the Force, the minds of many Hands were deeply affected by his death.


Appearances

The position was first mentioned in Timothy Zahn's novel Heir to the Empire, though they were retconned to have appeared in the 1980s Marvel Star Wars series. While there was no indication in Heir to the Empire that there were multiple Hands, it was hinted by Grand Admiral Thrawn that there were others in the Zahn's second Star Wars novel, Dark Force Rising. Much of the history of the Emperor's Hands has been developed through RPG sources. Timothy Zahn (born September 1, 1951) is a science fiction novelist. ... Heir to the Empire is the first book in a trilogy of novels known as The Thrawn Trilogy, all written by renowned Star Wars author, Timothy Zahn. ... Retroactive continuity – commonly contracted to the portmanteau word retcon – refers to the act of changing previously established details of a fictional setting, often without providing an explanation for the changes within the context of that setting. ... Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Publishing, Inc. ... Grand Admiral Thrawn (full name: Mitthrawnuruodo) is a fictional character from the Star Wars galaxy. ... Dark Force Rising is the second book in the popular Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn. ...


Emperor's Hands

High Inquisitor Tremayne was rumored to number among the Emperor's Hands, but this, while plausible, remains unverified. In the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe, Shira Elan Colla Brie (a. ... In the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe, Shira Elan Colla Brie (a. ... 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. ... Agent Blackhole Lord Cronal, a male human and former Prophet of the Dark Side, was the true identity of Agent Blackhole, a mysterious Imperial Intelligence agent who collaborated with Darth Vader after the Battle of Yavin to locate Rebel Alliance bases. ... In the Star Wars Expanded Universe, Jeng Droga (—23 ABY) was an Emperors Hand. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In the Star Wars Expanded Universe, Roganda Ismaren (—27 ABY) was a Dark Jedi, native to Alderaan. ... Irek Ismaren (3 BBY – 27 ABY) is a character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Mara Jade Skywalker (b. ... 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. ... Jacen Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded 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. ... Arden Lyn is a Star Wars character who appears in the video game Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi. ... In the Star Wars Expanded Universe, Sarcev Quest was one of the Emperors Hands, a elite cadre of Force-using agents answerable only to Palpatine. ... Maarek Stele is the protagonist and player character of the Star Wars computer game TIE Fighter. ... In the Star Wars universe, the Imperial Remnant is a New Republic nickname for the Galactic Empire that came about following the Bastion Accords that ended the Galactic Civil War. ... 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. ... Tremayne is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe novels. ...


A previously unknown Emperor's Hand, Aralina Silk, appears in Star Wars Galaxies following the destruction of the Rori city of Restuss. For other uses, see Star Wars Galaxy. ... Rori - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


References

  • In His Image
  • The Emperor's Pawns (Star Wars Gamer #5)
  • Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim
  • The Dark Forces Saga
  • The Dark Empire sourcebook, West End Games, 1st edition, 1993. Horne, Michael, ISBN 0-87431-194-2
  • Children of the Jedi, 1st edition paperback, 1995. Barbara Hambly. ISBN 0-553-57293-8
  • Star Wars Fact Files #124
  • The Dark Side sourcebook, Wizards of the Coast, 1st printing, 2001. Bill Slavicsek, J. D. Wiker, ISBN 0-7869-1849-7
  • The New Essential Guide to Characters, 1st edition, 2002. Daniel Wallace, Michael Sutfin, ISBN 0-345-44900-2

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