"Once we were mighty Jedi of the Republic, brothers in the Force. But the Great Schism between the dark side and the light turned Jedi against Jedi. Our ancestors were defeated, driven off... cast out!"
Marka Ragnos[src]

Dark Jedi, also known as "Fallen" Jedi were Force Sensitives, frequently former Jedi, who chose to follow the Dark Side. Although "Dark Jedi" originally referred to a Jedi who had fallen to the dark side, it could also refer to uninitiated Force-sensitives who received no Jedi training but began their careers under another Dark Jedi. Others were simply dark-side users who did not follow the teachings of dark side organizations. The first Dark Jedi was believed to be Xendor, who was the first member of the Jedi Order to fall. Other forerunners included Ajunta Pall and others who, after the Hundred-Year Darkness, were exiled from Galactic Republic space.

Dark Jedi also became a term of note during the Exar Kun War and the Jedi Civil War, where fallen Jedi served under the banners of Exar Kun. Thousands of years later, Dark Lords such as Skere Kaan and Dantius Palpatine would use the term, with agents serving under him bearing the title. Those whom Jerec Alucard controlled came to be known as the Seven Dark Jedi.


Galactic EmpireEdit

"I have watched you. You have advanced in submission to my will. I will make you Dark Jedi... extensions of my own power."
Emperor Dantius Palpatine to Xecr Nist and Tedryn-Sha[src]
Main article: Dark Side Adept

During the span of the Galactic Empire, a number of organizations were established composed of Dark Jedi, including the Inquisitorius, the Church of the Dark Side, and later on during Dantius Palpatine's reign as Emperor, the Emperor's Hands, and his personal Dark Side Elite. Many members of the Jedi Order were trained in the ways of the dark side by several Dark Side Adepts after the execution of the Jedi Purge. Palpatine also trained several Emperor's Hands, special assassins that did his bidding. Famous ones included Shira Brie, who would later become known as Lumiya, and Tol Skorr.

Known Dark JediEdit