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Never one to let such a perfect apprentice as Starkiller go to waste, it was revealed in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II that Vader took the remains of his pupil to the cloners of Kamino shortly after the first game’s ending. The result was a long line of failed copies, but only ‘Subject 1138′ (a nice nod to George Lucas’ student film THX 1138) proved viable enough to be trained by Vader to nearly identical levels as the original Starkiller. And to be the star of the video game, of course.

Darth Vader took more than one Sith Apprentice in the larger Star Wars canon and legends – but how many do even his biggest fans know?
So as the comic books set the stage for Darth Vader to return in future movies, there’s never been a better time to brush up on the Apprentices who may also be coming back into the Star Wars universe. Some will be more iconic than others, but one fact is clear: Ahsoka Tano was the only Jedi to call Anakin Skywalker “Master”. but young Sith were a different story.

If Starkiller is the truest successor of Anakin Skywalker, then Lumiya would probably be the truest successor of Darth Vader – the half-machine, fascist soldier of the Empire. Those Star Wars fans who are familiar with the novels side of the Expanded Universe will already know Lumiya, and those who don’t – learn quick. In no uncertain terms, this Lady of the Sith is one of the most pivotal figures in the legacy of the original legacy of the Skywalker family. And even before she learned The Force, Darth Vader was guiding her on her path.
If you consider yourself a Star Wars fan, but think Darth Vader never took a Sith Apprentice of his own, then you’re in for a surprise. As the future of the franchise far, far away is making Darth Vader a more pivotal character in movies, books, comics, and video games, it’s time fans did some homework on just how many men, women, aliens, and killers Darth Vader has called his “apprentice.”
As they soon learned, the planet had been in dire need of assistance when three Jedi – Obi-Wan Kenobi, Halagad Ventor, and Anakin Skywalker – arrived to free them from tyranny. When Anakin sensed the Force sensitivity of Kharys, but her years disqualifying her from training (as he had almost been, years earlier) he promised to return. He did so as Darth Vader, training her in the creation and use of a lightsaber, and placing her as the Majestrix of the planet. Sadly, she was vanquished by Luke Skywalker, so no hope of a winged Sith any time soon.
The hero of the hugely successful Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game is likely to be the best known apprentice of Darth Vader’s, given the honor of being personally blessed by George Lucas himself. He deserves the fame, too, since his story is one of the best ones not to be told in the movies. The child of two runaway Jedi Knights, Galen Marek was spared a similar slaughter by Vader once he had tracked them down, with his strength in The Force too powerful for Vader to ignore. And so, the Sith Apprentice took his own student to one day help him overthrow his own master, Emperor Palpatine.
The Kaminoan process of memory and training/programming and accelerated aging mean Subject 1138 was a less ‘true’ apprentice compared to Starkiller’s years of study at Vader’s side. That said, Vader did see him as having the potential to be just as powerful. Subject 1138’s shift towards the light, and not the Dark Side was a flaw to Vader, but may also show he had more of Galen Marek’s true nature in him than his Sith Master desired. A problem Vader would address later. because why stop cloning when perfection may be around the corner?

The first non-human apprentice of Darth Vader was actually revealed to Luke, Lei, and Han long after the training had taken place. When the group of heroes wound up on the planet Skye in Marvel’s Star Wars Annual: The Long Hunt (1979), they came to learn of the planet and its people’s terrifying ruler. She was a winged, female S’kytri who turned out to be a powerful Force user. and personally trained by Darth Vader after the end of the Clone Wars.

Darth Vader took more than one Sith Apprentice in the larger Star Wars canon and legends – but how many do even his biggest fans know?

Female starkiller

Maris can be selected as a playable skin in The Force Unleashed video game through the cheat code MARISBROOD. When selected, however, cutscenes are disabled. In the N-Gage/iPhone versions of the game, Brood holds Organa inside a downed Munificent-class star frigate. When Starkiller defeats her there, she does not beg for her life. Instead, the Sith apprentice decides to spare her by himself. [5]

When Starkiller, Vader’s secret apprentice, visited the planet for the first time, hunting Shaak Ti, Brood requested the chance to confront the assassin at her Master’s side; a request that Shaak Ti denied due to her certainty that Brood would be killed by the Sith adept. Ti instead sent her to the rancor graveyard, despite Brood’s protestations that she was strong enough to stand alongside her Master. [5] After Ti was defeated and killed by Starkiller, Brood was left without a master once more, stranded and alone on Felucia. When Starkiller visited the planet for a second time, in a mission to rescue Senator Bail Organa, he discovered Brood waiting for him. [7]
Maris Brood ready to fight

Shaak Ti befriended the native Felucian tribes and continued to train Maris Brood in the Jedi arts on Felucia for years while also hiding from the Sith Lords and their Galactic Empire. Despite Brood’s loyalty to Ti, she continued to harbor much anger and resentment over the persecution of the Jedi, a trait which Ti tried and failed to eliminate. [2] By the year 3 BBY, [7] both the Jedi Master and her Felucian shamans sensed that the young Padawan was gradually falling to the dark side of the Force. [5]
Maris Brood was a female Zabrak Jedi Padawan, who survived the initial stages of the Great Jedi Purge. She spent many years in hiding with Jedi Master Shaak Ti on the planet Felucia. After her master’s death, she was corrupted by the dark side of the Force, along with the entire planet and its native population. After Brood captured Senator Bail Prestor Organa, she was confronted by Darth Vader’s Sith apprentice, Starkiller, who defeated her in combat. Initially tempted to kill her, the apprentice ultimately spared Brood’s life and allowed her to disappear into hiding once more.
Maris Brood was found as an infant by the Jedi Order, and taken into training due to her connection with the Force. Trained by her Master on the starship Gray Pilgrim, she was distanced from the rest of the Order during the Clone Wars. Due to their isolation, Brood and her Master did not fall victim to the execution of Order 66. Still, the effects of the killings were felt even in seclusion; sensing the near-simultaneous deaths of so many Jedi, Brood’s Master set out to recover evidence of their fate. [2]
Maris Brood asks Starkiller to spare her life after their duel.
Maris Brood, voiced by Adrienne Wilkinson

After Ti’s death, Maris Brood’s sense of abandonment and betrayal at having been left alone on Felucia resulted in her immersion in the dark side of the Force, though she would later claim that this was because of the dark nature of the planet itself. [2] Her fear of death at Darth Vader’s hands made her more than willing to place her own survival above all else, taking hostages and potentially trading them to the Empire in exchange for her life. [5]

Maris Brood was a female Zabrak Jedi Padawan, who survived the initial stages of the Great Jedi Purge. She spent many years in hiding with Jedi Master Shaak Ti on the planet Felucia. After her master’s death, she was corrupted by the dark side of the Force, along with the entire planet and its…