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Encyclopedia > The Dark Woman
Star Wars character
The Dark Woman
Position Jedi Master
Homeworld Unknown
Species Human
Gender Female
Height Unknown
Affiliation Jedi, Galactic Republic
Portrayer N/A

An’ya Kuro, is a Jedi Master in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Upon becoming a Jedi Knight, she renamed herself the Dark Woman (c. 110 BBY – 1 BBY). She was a controversial figure who served the Jedi Order in the final years of the Galactic Republic. Secretive and mysterious, Kuro abandoned her name as a sign of selflessness. Kuro was a human female who wore dark Jedi robes that contrasted her silver hair and used a purple-bladed lightsaber. The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the modified original Star Wars Trilogy. ... This article or section should include material from Jedi Sentinel —The Jedi Code — Obi-Wan Kenobi The Jedi Knights are a fictional brotherhood and organization from the Star Wars series of films by George Lucas. ... This article is about modern humans. ... The mirror of the Roman Goddess Venus is often used to represent the female sex. ... Two examples of Jedi, Master Qui-Gon Jinn & his padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi. ... - Senator Palpatine Form of Government Federal Republic Official language Basic Capital Coruscant Head of Government Chancellor Establishment c. ... Two examples of Jedi, Master Qui-Gon Jinn & his padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi. ... The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the modified original Star Wars Trilogy. ... Splinter of the Minds Eye, 1978 The Expanded Universe (also known as the EU) encompasses all of the officially licensed, fictional background of the Star Wars universe, outside of the six feature films produced by George Lucas. ... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) reckoned at the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... The Jedi are a fictional monastic peacekeeping organization from the Star Wars saga. ... - Senator Palpatine Form of Government Federal Republic Official language Basic Capital Coruscant Head of Government Chancellor Establishment c. ... Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader duel on Mustafar in Episode III with blue lightsabers. ...

She was known to possess many Force powers uncommon among the Jedi, such as the ability to control plant matter, pass through solid objects and bend light around her to render herself invisible as a form of cloaking. Her lightsaber was particuarly ornate, modified or perhaps built with artificial plant vines wrapping around it. The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ...


She trained the infamous bounty hunter Aurra Sing, as well as Ki-Adi-Mundi before Yoda took over his training. She later aided Mundi in the tutoring of Tusken Jedi A'Sharad Hett. This article is about minor characters in the fictional Star Wars universe who are bounty hunters. ... Ki-Adi-Mundi (?? - 19 BBY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... Jedi Master Yoda (896 BBY–4 ABY), voiced by Frank Oz, is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... A Tusken Raider Tusken Raiders (or Sand People) are fictional creatures in the Star Wars saga. ... The following is a list of fictional Star Wars Jedi characters who attained a rank of Jedi Master before their demise. ...

While on a mission for the Jedi Council, Aurra Sing was abducted by slavers. The Dark Woman took this to be the will of the Force, and left her apprentice to her fate. Sing was destroyed by this betrayal, and eventually fell to the dark side and became a dangerous enemy of the Jedi Order. The Dark Woman's failure with Sing made her unpopular with many members of the Jedi Council, Ki-Adi-Mundi not among them. Image File history File links Dark_woman4. ... Image File history File links Dark_woman4. ... This article is about aspects of magical theory. ... The Jedi Council is a fictional institution from the Star Wars series of films. ...


After attaining the level of Knight, Kuro began to travel the galaxy to find Force sensitive children that the Republic’s screening process missed. An early success of Kuro’s travels was her discovery of Ki-Adi-Mundi on Cerea. On Coruscant, Kuro convinced the Jedi Council to allow Ki-Adi-Mundi to begin training despite being older than most accepted younglings. When he was old enough, the Jedi Council chose to assign Ki-Adi-Mundi to Master Yoda for his Jedi training, lest an emotional relationship develop between Kuro and the young Cerean. Force sensitivity is a condition in the fictional Star Wars Universe where a life form possess a natural connection to The Force. ... Coruscant (pronounced //) is the name of a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ...


Kuro utilized unconventionally harsh but effective training methods that encouraged the Jedi Council to assign her difficult trainees. Her training methods produced strong Jedi that inherited a hint of Kuro’s darkness, as visible in her former Padawan Jon Antilles, but her record was not without failure. 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. ...


Circa 53 BBY, Kuro discovered a Force-sensitive baby in the slums of Nar Shaddaa. Kuro brought the child to Coruscant like the other children Kuro had discovered in her wandering years and began her training. The child took the name Aurra Sing and was assigned by the Jedi Council to Kuro in the hopes that her harsh methods would break the aggressive streak of the youngling. Their efforts were in vain, however, and by age nine, Sing had still not attained the level of Padawan. While on assignment on Ord Namurt in 44 BBY, Sing was kidnapped by space pirates who convinced the young Jedi that she was sold off by her master. Sing, who had never been close to Kuro, believed the lie and began a lifelong grudge against the Jedi. A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows his find. ... Nar Shaddaa is the largest moon that orbits the planet of Nal Hutta in the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... The Jedi Knights are a fictional monastic organization from the Star Wars series of films by George Lucas. ... Look up pirate and piracy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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Exile and Return

An'ya Kuro during the hunt for Aurra Sing
An'ya Kuro during the hunt for Aurra Sing

Demoralized by the loss of Sing, Kuro retreated to Cophrigin 5 to meditate on her role as a Jedi, her training techniques and the future. In 32 BBY, after 12 years of solitude, Kuro returned to Coruscant just as Ki-Adi-Mundi, now a famed Jedi Knight, was preparing for a mission to Tatooine. Before his departure, Kuro warned her former Padawan to take considerable care on Tatooine, as she had foreseen a great darkness approaching in her dreams. Image File history File links DarkWomancomic. ... Image File history File links DarkWomancomic. ... Aurra Sing is fictional a bounty hunter that made a brief appearance in Star Wars Episode I. The character, or at least the appearance of model Michonne Bourriague, was so popular with fans that the character was expanded into the Star Wars comics. ... In George Lucass Star Wars saga, Tatooine is the home planet of the Skywalker family and the setting for much of the action in the sagas films (as well as several of the novels and other pieces of written fiction). ...


Shortly thereafter, the assassination of two Jedi verified the rumors of Sing’s return as a Jedi-hunting assassin and bounty hunter. Kuro requested that the Jedi Council place her in charge of the hunt for her former Padawan, but she was denied on the grounds of her connection to Sing. Instead, Ki-Adi-Mundi, his new Padawan A'Sharad Hett, and Adi Gallia were dispatched to track Sing and bring her to justice. Kuro returned to Cophrigim 5, unaware that Sing had been hired to assassinate her. The Jedi task force converged on Kuro’s retreat just as Sing prepared to strike. Hett engaged Sing in battle and subdued the bounty hunter, but was forced to tap into his anger to ensure victory. Discouraged by the darkness he had seen in himself, Hett wished to give up on his Jedi training until Kuro offered to train him to control his anger. As the Jedi prepared to depart with Sing in tow, a meteor shower struck their landing site, forcing a hasty departure leaving the Anzati-trained assassin behind. ASharad Hett was a Jedi and Sharad Hetts son in the fictional Star Wars Universe. ... This article is about minor Jedi characters in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... This article contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ...


Clone Wars

Darth Vader fighting the Dark Woman
Darth Vader fighting the Dark Woman

Kuro accompanied Master Mace Windu to Geonosis where she aided in the starfighter battle. During the Clone Wars, Kuro chose to aid the Republic as a spy rather than a general. Together with Tholme and Aayla Secura, Kuro infiltrated Devaron to verify rumors of a Separatist base. During their mission, Kuro was observed by Sing, who was on the planet to assassinate the Devaronian senator. Sing sprung a trap that pinned Tholme and Kuro under cavern rocks, but the young Secura was able to subdue Sing. The injured Jedi Masters recovered with bacta treatments and returned to Coruscant. Kuro’s participation during the remainder of the Clone Wars is unknown. Image File history File links Vader_VS_Dark_Woman. ... Image File history File links Vader_VS_Dark_Woman. ... Darth Vader (41 BBY – 4 ABY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Mace Windu (72 BBY - 19 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars Universe. ... Geonosis is a fictional planet from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. ... The initial battle of the Clone Wars: The Battle of Geonosis In the Star Wars saga, the Clone Wars, (also known as the Clone War) were a series of intragalactic battles in the Star Wars galaxy that took place from 22 BBY to 19 BBY. The Clone Wars were featured... -1... Aayla Secura is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Political separatism is a movement to obtain sovereignty and split a territory or group of people (usually a people with a distinctive national consciousness) from one another (or one nation from another; a colony from the metropolis). ... This is a list of sentient races from the fictional universe of Star Wars. ... A senate is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature. ...


With the onset of the Great Jedi Purge and the establishment of the Galactic Empire, Kuro sought safety on Cophrigim 5. When Kuro’s hiding place was discovered, Darth Vader arrived to personally kill the maverick Jedi Master. Kuro told Vader that she already accepted her fate, but nonetheless put up a fight. Eventually Vader brought down a huge tree on top of Kuro, trapping her. With a slash of his lightsaber, he ended her life. She appeared as a spirit to him immediately after her death. She told him that he still had the power to release Anakin Skywalker from the grip of the dark side. Then she disappeared and became one with the Force. The Great Jedi Purge was the extermination of the Jedi by the Sith-led Galactic Empire in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Galactic Empire was the regime established by Palpatine to replace the Galactic Republic. ... Darth Vader (41 BBY – 4 ABY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... For the philosophical and religious concept, see destiny. ... Anakin Skywalker (41 BBY – 4 ABY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ...


Trivia

  • In Japanese, An'ya means "dark night" (暗夜, 闇夜) and Kuro means "black" (黒).

References

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