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"The dark side is strong in me, for I am Sith! " ― Asajj Ventress' first and most famous line

Asajj Ventress is an antagonist in the Star Wars franchise, first appearing in the animated microseries Star Wars: Clone Wars. She is a "Dark Jedi", a warrior powerful in the Force who sides with the Sith, but is not a full-fledged member of the Order. A henchwoman to Count Dooku, she is a recurring nemesis of protagonists Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

In Star Wars: Clone Wars, she is voiced by Grey DeLisle. In the later animated film and series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, she is voiced by Nika Futterman.

Why She Rocks

  1. She is the perfect balance of antagonist and sympathetic villain
  2. She is the perfect foil for Obi-Wan Kenobi, exchanging mock-flirtatious banter with him during lightsaber battles
  3. Her introduction to the Star Wars universe is a ferocious lightsaber duel with Anakin Skywalker that brings out his aggression, foreshadowing his fall to the dark side
  4. She has a sympathetic, even tragic, backstory
  5. She fears no one, even standing up to the monstrous General Grievous
  6. She eventually turns against Dooku
  7. She has an ill-fated romance with disgraced Jedi Quinlan Vos that ends with her sacrificing her life to save his

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