Star Wars comics history-Redemption of the Jedi

 

“Redemption” is the final Star Wars “Tales of the Jedi” series featuring the Jedi-turned Sith Lord Ulic Quel Droma, who was stripped of his powers at the end of that arc and went into exile (Much like a certain other Jedi Master who we’ll revisit this next Winter in The Last jedi). However, like Vader, he gets a chance at a partial redemption in this comic series. Writer Kevin J Anderson-who had crafted much of the “ancient Star Wars” stuff

It’s been a decade since the last Sith War, and Vima Sunrider-daughter of Nomi Sunrider, one of the heroes of the past arc-is now in her teens and wants to begin her Jedi training.

 

However, her mother is busy with Jedi politics and is unable to train her. Following clues from a spacer who dropped Ulic off, Vima decides to go to be trained by Ulic instead. However, someone else wants Ulic-A female Jedi named Slyvar, whose mate joined the dark side along with Ulic and died during the Sith war.

 

Vima gets to Ulic first, although Nomi arrives soon after and lets Ulic train her daughter as a form of redemtpion for his past crimes. However Slyvar arrives and tries to kill Ulic, who although he has no more force powers, can still use a lightsaber well. However, like Luke later on, Ulic eventually decides to lower his arms, and in doing so helps free Sylar of her own conflict.

However, Ulic is still shot and killed by the spacer, who believed it would bring him fame for killing a war criminal and sith Lord. Although mortally wounded, he is able to fade and become a “force ghost” (This is before the force ghost ‘rules’ showed up in Revenge of the Sith and Clone Wars).

 

However, Dark Horse-and the Star Wars Expanded Universe in general-were not done with the ancient Star Wars universe quite yet-it would come back in a big way in 2003’s Knights of the Old Republic video game….

 

 

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