The Clone Wars

Prominent Dark Acolyte, Asajj Ventress, dueling Luminara Unduli and Ahsoka Tano.

Dark Side Acolytes were the apprentices of the Sith Lords who fought for the Confederacy of Independent Systems. It became clear to the two Sith Lords, Tyrannus and Sidious, that the force of droids alone would be no match for the Republic Army with the assistance of the force wielding Jedi Order. To counter this, the two Lords manipulated several force-sensitive warriors and placed them in command of the droid army.

Count Dooku trained several Acolytes during the Clone Wars, but until late 21 BBY, only truly cared for Asajj Ventress. His Master, however, did not trust her, suspecting Dooku planned to train her to overthrow him. Though it was his true intention, Dooku denied the claim, but Sidious ordered her execution during the Battle of Sullust. However, after the attempt narrowly failed, Ventress returned to her homeworld of Dathomir to Mother Talzin, who, in part of Ventress's revenge, prepared Savage Opress as Dooku's primary apprentice.

Pong Krell, a traitorous Jedi who had fallen to the Dark Side, wanted to be an Acolyte and new apprentice to Dooku because he foresaw the rise of a New Order and plotted to rule as part of it. However, he never achieved his goal because he was shot dead by Dogma when he was going to be executed by the for his treachery to the Republic and Jedi Order, preventing any possibilities of his escape and potential threats of him striking a crippling blow to the Republic.

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