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Jaden Korr
Biographical information
Homeworld

Coruscant[1]

Born

c. 1 ABY, Frozen moon[2]

Died

41 ABY, Mother, counsciousness and memories transferred in clone body.[1]

Physical description
Species

Human[2] (clone)[1]

Gender

Male[3]

Hair color

Brown[3]

Eye color

Gray[2]

Chronological and political information
Era(s)
Affiliation
Masters

Kyle Katarn[4]

Apprentices

Marr Idi-Shael[2]

"You're the best student I've ever trained and a terrific Jedi."
―Kyle Katarn[src]

Jaden Korr was a Human male and Jedi Knight from Coruscant. A former student and apprentice of Jedi Master Kyle Katarn, Korr was one of his best apprentices and a key figure in resolving the Disciples of Ragnos crisis in 14 ABY. After the Yuuzhan Vong War, he helped Jan Ors search for his old master. During the Second Galactic Civil War, Korr became disillusioned with the Order. He then made up his mind and commenced a temporary exile from the Order which gave him the opportunity to embark on a quest to find himself, traveling to a frozen moon in the Unknown Regions after experiencing a vision of several deceased Jedi.

Korr traveled to the planet Fhost, as indicated by Mara Jade Skywalker in his vision, where he enlisted the help of spacers Khedryn Faal and Marr Idi-Shael for his quest. Arriving on the moon that had appeared in his vision, Korr encountered a group of Sith and a lone Jedi Master, Relin Druur, who had unknowingly traveled five thousand years through time from the Great Hyperspace War. On the surface of the moon, Korr and his allies encountered an Imperial research station with mad Jedi-Sith hybrid clones. After Korr and his allies were able to defeat some of the clones and the Sith, Korr took Idi-Shael, who wanted to train as a Jedi, as his apprentice. As Korr, Faal, and Idi-Shael continued to hunt the remaining clones, they were pursued by agents of the One Sith, who wanted to use Korr and the clones for the purposes of their master, Darth Krayt.

While tracking the clones, Korr was killed by Iteration, a clone of his that was intended to replace Korr in the Jedi Order, his mind and consciousness transferred to a mindspear. He was revived in the clone when Idi-Shael used the mindspear to transfer his consciousness into the clone before the clone was ready to receive them. Korr later returned to the Jedi Order.[3]

Biography

Early Life and recruitment

Childhood on Coruscant

Jaden Korr was cloned in 1 ABY on the Frozen moon and was later given by Grand Admiral Thrawn to a Coruscanti couple.[1] A while later, his parents were killed in a shuttle accident, of no known cause, which left Korr with only an uncle, Orn, to care for him. As the years passed, Korr's Force-sensitivity was discovered when he constructed a purple-bladed lightsaber with no prior knowledge of the Force, or assistance, in his uncle's workshop and tested it in the presence of his uncle. Taken aback, Orn contacted Coruscant authorities and, in haste, enrolled his nephew at the Jedi Praxeum.[2]

Arrival on Yavin IV

"So, where did you get that lightsaber?"
"Well, it's kind of a long story; I found myself on…"
―Rosh Penin and Jaden Korr just moments before their shuttle was attacked[src]

Fourteen years after the Battle of Yavin, Jaden Korr was recruited from his homeworld of Coruscant and taken to the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4 by the Jedi. During the ride, he met Rosh Penin, who was very impressed with Korr's lightsaber and proceeded to ask him how he got it and the two developed a friendship. Before Korr could answer, their shuttle was shot down by members of the Disciples of Ragnos cult as it approached the surface. After the crash, Korr and Penin were separated from the rest of the students and proceeded to the nearby Massassi temple, but ran into some stormtroopers and a member of the cult. After Korr defeated the cultist, he investigated the temple. He saw three figures, one of which was holding a glowing scepter; they were later revealed to be the Kothos twins and Tavion Axmis using the Scepter of Ragnos to drain the Force from the temple. However, Korr's eavesdropping efforts were detected, and the mysterious figures turned on him, knocking him out.[4]

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Jaden Korr, Rosh Penin and their master, Kyle Katarn

Upon awakening, Korr met with Jedi Masters Kyle Katarn and Luke Skywalker, who welcomed their new student to the academy and questioned him about what he saw. Shortly thereafter, he and Penin were assigned to Katarn as pupils, and they passed their standard Force abilities course. On the way, Penin set loose a lightsaber practice droid upon Korr in the hope of slowing him down so he could finish the course first, but Korr defeated the droid. After the course, Katarn admonished Penin heavily for this careless decision, stating that it was not a competition and that if the droid had been set to Skywalker's training regimen, it would've killed Korr. Feeling guilty, Penin apologized for the incident. Korr was angry that Penin could do such a thing, but Katarn warned him not to feed his anger, and Korr accepted Penin's apology.[4]

Disciples of Ragnos Crisis

Apprentice of Katarn

"A Jedi, me? No, not yet, I'm one of Kyle Katarn's students."
―Jaden Korr to Chewbacca — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]
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Jaden Korr meets Chewbacca on Tatooine.

Having heard that members of the mysterious cult were trying to recruit mercenaries and smugglers on Tatooine to transport a special cargo, Skywalker sent Katarn and Korr to investigate in order to find the coordinates of the Cult base. Reaching Mos Eisley aboard Katarn's personal ship, Korr and his master discovered the empty Millennium Falcon in one of the city's hangars. Katarn then left to seek out information from his contacts in the Krayt Cantina while Jaden guarded the door of the ships hangar. Later, having heard gunshots, Korr lit his lightsaber to face the attackers, but it was Chewbacca who walked through the door. The famous Wookiee, who was on the planet for a mission in connection with Leia Organa Solo, helped Jaden to get rid of the members of the Tatooine underworld that assailed them both and together they eliminated a lot of the thugs. During the confrontation, Jaden and Chewbacca parted, and while the Jedi handled the deactivation of the tractor beams that prevented the Jedi ship and the Falcon from taking off, the Wookiee took care of the mercenaries. Jaden then reached the tractor beam room where he was confronted by a Dark Jedi, whom he managed to overcome. After having deactivated the tractor beam, the young Jedi and Chewbacca rejoined and then eliminated the last mercenaries, who had prepared an ambush around the Falcon. It was at this moment that Katarn came back to the hangar and disclosed the information he had gathered, the mercenaries were expensive which is why the Imperials were probably financing the Cult. Before the Jedi left, Chewbacca showed his affection for Jaden Korr and Master Katarn instructed the Wookiee to inform Leia of his discoveries.

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Jaden Korr brings a droid containing vital information on the Disciples of Ragnos to his master while on Tatooine.

Thereafter, Katarn and Korr were informed by Skywalker that a Tatooinian farmer had overheard a conversation of smugglers about the Cult in a cantina and had ordered his R5 droid to record it. Having taken flight, the farmer had sold his droid to Jawas and left the planet. Arriving at the desert of Tatooine, the apprentice and his master then attempted to retrieve the droid before the Jawas could erase its memory and sell it. Master Katarn ordered his apprentice to try to locate the Sandcrawler of the Jawas in a canyon while he was collecting information from local farmers. Unfortunately there was a Tusken attack on the Jawas and Korr was forced to eliminate the Tusken warriors and snipers placed in the canyon before reaching a deserted village, inhabited only by a few droids and marauding Tuskens. After passing through a tunnel network infested with Tuskens, Korr eventually reach the Jawa's Sandcrawler then under the control of the Sand People. Having successfully unlocked the entrance, Korr managed to penetrate the hold in search of the droid. Faced by many Tuskens and explosions in the vehicle, Korr succeeded anyway to retrieve the droid, which he brought to Katarn. Back at the Academy, Korr overheard a conversation between Rosh Penin and another apprentice. Rosh believed that the missions on which he was sent were too easy because the masters wanted to prevent their apprentices from becoming too powerful. As Korr was preparing to speak, their common master arrived, asking them to prepare for new missions.

Indeed, the authorities of Bakura enlisted the aid of the New Jedi Order, when one of their team sent in a power plant to investigate on the intrusion of strangers didn't came back. Skywalker assigned the Padawan Korr to the mission, asking him to wait for the arrival of Katarn to dislodge the unknown forces from the powerplant and ensure that the station built on the crater of a dormant volcano, remains intact, because the awakening of the volcano could destroy a crowded city. Tired of waiting Katarn, Jaden decided after several hours to explore alone the vicinity and finding many corpses, he infiltrated the security system of the plant and discovered that the infiltrators had placed five bombs in the structure. But his intrusion was discovered and Korr was attacked by stormtroopers that he eliminated. The young Jedi then overwhelmed the defenses of the Imperial saboteurs, recovering on the way a magnetic card allowing him to access the locked parts of the plant and ultimately defuse the bombs placed by the saboteurs equipped with fields of invisibility. Fleeing the power plant after having removed the Imperial threat, Korr was attacked by their reinforcements that he eliminated here again before heading to his starfighter and leaving Bakura. Contacted by Luke and Kyle Katarn, who had been unable to come, Korr made ​​his report to Skywalker, who was worried about the rapid expansion of the Cult into the Galaxy, and returned to the Academy.

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On Blenjeel, Korr was confronted by Sand burrowers

After Bakura, the Jedi Academy, which had detected a distress call from a merchant ship, attacked by an Imperial interdictor and crashed on Blenjeel, sent Korr on the uninhabited planet to succor the survivors. But once on site, Jaden was caught in a storm and several essential pieces of his rescue vessel were damaged by lightning. Having managed to land without too much damage next to the wreck of the merchant ship, the Padawan strove at first in finding the survivors. But as his companions, the only crew member who survived were devoured before his eyes by the huge worms living in the sands of Blenjeel. With nothing to do on Blenjeel, Korr began to recover parts of the merchant vessel to repair his own ship and return on Yavin IV. The task turned out to be perilous as the sand creatures tried to eat the Jedi on numerous occasions, but Jaden finally managed to find new power converter, energy cell, power coupling and damper. He left the planet and the Jedi Order signaled the dangerousness of Blenjeel to the authorities of Coruscant.

After reuniting with his master at the Academy, Jaden left with Katarn for Corellia, to investigate reports indicating the presence of members of the Cult in Coronet City. As they flew over the city aboard the Raven's Claw, the Jedi received a distress call from a maglev train attacked by the cultists and their mercenaries. Katarn dropped off Jaden on the train, while himself was in charge of maintaining the ships of the Cult at large. Korr began to jump from wagon to wagon, eliminating the mercenaries and even a Dark Jedi who barred his way. As he reached the middle of the train, he had to deactivate a bomb protected by another Dark Jedi. The bomb being disabled, the saboteurs did accelerate the train in order to collide with the station. To prevent the catastrophic damages of this terrorist act, Korr hurried to the front of the train to prevent the cultists from accomplishing their plan. Korr eliminated the third Dark Jedi of his mission and succeeded to take over the controls of the train, avoiding the death of thousands of Corellians.

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Korr engaging snowtroopers on Hoth.

Later, Master Skywalker summoned all available Jedi to inform them that—during the downed shuttle crisis—someone had sliced into his records and stolen his journal containing names of places where he had found a very strong connection to the Force. Worried of what the slicer could be planning, he sent the Jedi to various places mentioned in his journal. Korr went to Hoth, where Master Skywalker had had a vision of Obi-Wan Kenobi shortly before the Battle of Hoth. Upon landing on the planet, Korr couldn't sense anything out of place there, but as soon as he started investigating, he found that the Imperials were patrolling in the area. Encountering tauntauns, Korr climbed on the back of one of the creatures and cut his path to a cave, where he found himself confronted by a wampa. Having gotten rid of the monster, Korr followed the flashing beacons placed there by the Imperials and reached an outpost abandoned by the Rebels. Before penetrating into the base, the young apprentice had to get rid of the AT-ST, probe droids and Imperial troopers guarding it and then again he had to eliminate the I Imperial soldiers who were patrolling in the outpost. Upon arriving at the exit, Korr was assaulted by a squad of snowtroopers that he killed with an abandoned turret and eliminated the stormtroopers stationed in the wreckage of the Battle of Hoth before reaching the Echo Base, whose entrance was blocked. Managing to find the breach taken by the Imperials to get into the structure, he entered the former base of the Rebellion.[4]

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Korr confronts Alora in Echo Base

Korr infiltrated the Echo Base and passing through the storage room and the infirmary of the base, the Jedi went through corridors infested with troopers, until he got to the old computer room of the Rebels. Unnoticed, the Jedi apprentice overheard a Sith Cultist talking on a comlink to another Dark Jedi named Alora, about Skywalker having traveled to Dagobah after the battle. Korr then defeated the Cultist and proceeded to go after Alora before witnessing a wampa attacking a tauntaun. After killing the wampa, Korr confronted the Twi'lek Alora, who was talking to her Master, the mysterious leader of the Cult, on a comlink. The two engaged in a lightsaber duel, and were at first evenly matched. After Korr began to gain the upper hand, Alora escaped through a caved-in section of Echo Base, taunting Korr as she fled. Back on Yavin IV, Jaden made his report to Skywalker and Katarn, whom informed Korr that the Force had not only been taken on Hoth, but everywhere Jedi were sent. The accounts of this mission on Hoth were later documented in Korr and Katarn's datacard report entitled Tauntaun Feathers A1.[6]

The Fall of Rosh Penin

Penin was captured during his mission to Byss, and Katarn spent time looking for him. Korr, now a formal Apprentice of the New Jedi Order, worked on more missions, until Master Skywalker assigned the Jedi to investigate other strong Force sensitive places that weren't mentioned in his journals. The Jedi students were instructed to work in pairs because of Penin's capture. Katarn and Korr were assigned to investigate Darth Vader's Bast Castle on Vjun.[4]

Katarn and Korr infiltrated the fortress, but soon after became separated. Alone and ahead of Katarn, Korr fought his way through the fortress, finally confronting none other than Rosh Penin in Vader's throne room. Penin had turned to the dark side following his capture. He boasted of the power of the dark side to Korr, and—along with the Kothos twins—engaged him in battle. The battle seemed impossible to win, as the twins kept empowering Penin with life energy. However, Korr killed the Twins, hoping that Penin would stand down without their influence. Nevertheless, Penin kept on fighting, causing Korr's anger towards him to build again. After Korr defeated Penin, Katarn reached the room. As Penin lay disarmed on the floor, Axmis chose that moment to appear, declaring her part in the Cult. After rebuking Katarn, Axmis ripped Korr's lightsaber from him with the Force, threw it at the heavy ceiling and brought the weakened ceiling down on the Jedi with the Scepter of Ragnos. Thanks to Katarn's quick thinking, Korr was able to use Katarn's lightsaber to cut a hole in the floor for both to escape while Katarn held up the tremendously heavy rubble with the Force. Unfortunately, Axmis and Penin fled. Katarn and Korr returned to the Academy and reported what they discovered and about Axmis. Korr came up with the theory that Axmis might be using the scepter's power to not only absorb Force energy, but to also discharge the energy to empower and corrupt her followers, which Katarn and Skywalker found highly possible. Skywalker, impressed with Korr's actions, promoted the young student to the status of Jedi Knight. Nevertheless, Katarn warned Korr that he felt Korr's anger towards Penin, and despite being a Jedi Knight, he must still beware of giving in to the dark side.[4]

Destruction of the Cult

"Jaden, you handled yourself exceptionally well on Vjun. To confront three Dark Jedi and defeat them took both bravery and skill. For your efforts, I feel that you are ready to join our ranks as a Jedi Knight."
―Luke Skywalker to Korr — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]
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Jaden Korr fights Boba Fett on Ord Mantell.

Korr built a new green-bladed lightsaber and became even stronger within the Force. He continued to work at thwarting the cult's operations on Chandrila, Taanab, and other planets. When Luke Skywalker discovered the cult's intentions, Korr was recalled to the Academy to serve as part of a Jedi strike team that would stop the Cult of Ragnos from attempting to restore Marka Ragnos to life. However, Katarn pulled Korr aside and informed him that he had received a message from Penin, who had repented of his actions and wished to rejoin the Jedi Order. Katarn and Korr detoured to Taspir III to rescue Penin from the cult. [4]

Korr finally reached Penin, but at the sight of him seemingly unharmed, his anger rose, believing that his former friend - who was always trying to beat Korr - had lured him into a trap. Alora, who stood on a balcony above them and watched, thought Korr's feelings could drive him to the dark side, and tried to amplify his rage to gain a new ally which would have meant certain death for the redeemed Penin. Penin became afraid of Korr's growing anger, but admitted to him that that he had fallen due to his fear. He also reminded Korr that anger was also a path to the dark side. This, along with the help of Katarn's mental warnings, allowed Korr to let go of his anger, realizing he had let it control him, and did not attack Penin. At this point, Alora attacked, slicing off Penin's left arm, but Korr was able to defeat her in a hard-fought battle. When Katarn caught up with his students, he commended Korr for not giving into the dark side, but Korr gave the credit to Penin for having reminded him.[4]

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Alora tries to corrupt Korr by his struggle with the dark side.

Leaving Penin in the care of Katarn, Korr flew to the Sith world of Korriban, where he joined up with the Jedi strike force to stop the cult once and for all. He reached Ragnos's Tomb and confronted Axmis before she could resurrect Ragnos. Axmis fought with fury and hatred, using the Scepter of Ragnos to boost her advantage. However, Korr's skill outmatched and defeated her, but Axmis refused to surrender. She managed to somewhat resurrect the Dark Lord of the Sith, but he came out only as a spirit, who possessed her. After a duel with the possessed Axmis, Korr destroyed the scepter and Ragnos left Axmis's body. Her body could not withstand the corruption and died shortly thereafter. Korr left the tomb and sealed it. He joined Skywalker and Katarn on the steps of the mausoleum. There they proclaimed him to be a true Jedi Knight.[4]

Knight of the New Jedi Order

During the Yuuzhan Vong War, Korr was on a mission when his homeworld of Coruscant fell to the extragalactic invaders in 27 ABY. He later learned that his uncle Orn had been killed in the battle.[1]

Following the Yuuzhan Vong War, Korr assisted Jan Ors in her hunt to locate his former master, Kyle Katarn, who had vanished while searching for missing Jedi Daye Azur-Jamin. They spent every spare moment searching for any clues indicating where Katarn could have been. He later found and freed him from Daye Azur-Jamin who had become a Dark Jedi.[7]

The success of Korr brought him the trust of the masters of the Jedi Council, whom at some point offered him the rank of Jedi Master, a promotion that the Knight, filled with doubts, refused because he did not feel himself ready.[1]

Korr was stationed at the New Jedi Temple as of 40 ABY. He assisted Jedi Master Kyp Durron, Valin Horn, Doctor Toval Seyah, and several other Jedi on a mission to destroy Centerpoint Station during the Second Galactic Civil War.[5] During the mission, Korr and his team encountered stiff resistance from the Confederation and Corellian sympathizers. After a short battle, the soldiers and several members of the station's crew retreated into a cargo hold, blocking off the Jedi's way. Left without the time to force them out or negotiate a surrender, Korr opened the hold to space, killing the soldiers and engineers alike. He would later reflect on this decision with doubt and remorse, despite having followed the orders of a fellow Jedi.[2]

Discovery of the clones

Quest for certainty

"There be dragons…"
―Jaden Korr on his doubts in himself, the Jedi and the Force[src]

Six months later, Korr had exiled himself from his friends and fellow Jedi, living in a Coruscant apartment outside the Jedi Temple, when he received a vision from the Force. In the vision, Korr found himself on the surface of a frozen moon in the Unknown Regions surrounded by the voices of dead Jedi and Sith calling his name. One of the voices, belonging to Mara Jade Skywalker, told him to travel to the Black Hole on Fhost. The vision ended with a explosion in the sky that rained down dark side energy, leaving Korr sickened and someone calling for help. Hoping to find answers that would bring him peace of mind, Korr left for Fhost without informing the Jedi Order. Upon his arrival, Korr learned that the crew of the salvage vessel Junker had stumbled on a automated distress beacon in the Unknown Regions. Convinced that it would lead him to his quest, Korr approached the Junker's captain, Khedryn Faal, in the Black Hole Cantina on Fhost. [2]

Obsessed with finding an answer to his moral confusion, he even used a mind trick on Faal, but was interrupted by Faal's first mate, Marr Idi-Shael, who urged Faal to partake in a sabacc game, during which they lost the moon's coordinates to a local criminal named Earsh. Sensing that the game was rigged, Korr used the Force to help Faal win it back during a double-or-nothing round, and then helped Junker's crew to escape the following firefight. The spacers then agreed to bring him to the frozen moon of his vision, but just after arriving in the system, they witnessed the arrival of the Sith starship Harbinger that had misjumped five thousand years through time. Rescuing Jedi Master Relin Druur, who had caused the misjump five thousand years ago, Korr learned that the dark side energy he felt in his vision and from Harbinger was caused by the cargo of Lignan crystals. Even though Korr felt Druur falling to the dark side in his anger over the death of his Padawan, Saes Rrogon, who had now become a Sith, Druur in turn felt Korr lost in doubt. Both agreed that they had to go their own way.[2]

After convincing the crew of the Junker that the Force had brought them to the moon, they decided that Idi-Shael would fly Druur in Harbinger's landing bay to destroy the ship while Faal would land Korr on the moon. There, they discovered a secret Imperial research station where a group of scientists had combined Jedi and Sith DNA to create clones. Later, the clones had killed all the scientists and stormtroopers. Faal voted for leaving the moon at once, but Korr was too obsessed to turn around now and continued alone to the lower levels. Hoping that clones who could use the dark and light side like himself would provide him with answers to his dilemma, Korr advanced through the carnage till he reached the Spaarti cloning cylinder "Mother", which the clones had filled with the remains of the scientists and stormtroopers. There, he encountered Alpha, a clone of Kam Solusar who informed him the clones would use Korr's ship to leave the moon. They fought until Alpha took three fingers off Korr's right hand with his lightsaber and tried to drown him in the cloning cylinder. Faced with his fear of death, Korr briefly unleashed Force lightning, but realized just in time that he had let the dark side swell in him. Right when Alpha was about to deliver the killing blow, Korr pulled out his purple-bladed lightsaber and killed the clone by executing Shiak.[2]

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Kell Douro attempts to feed on Jaden Korr.

Exhausted, Korr left the cloning cylinder just to run into Kell Douro, an Anzat assassin who had been hunting Korr since Fhost, believing that he would find revelation by consuming a Jedi's brain material. Too weak to fight back, Korr was saved by Faal, who had returned to help his new friend and killed Douro. Leaving the station, they witnessed the remaining clones and their children leaving in the assassin's ship, as well as the destruction of the Harbinger. Idi-Shael related Relin Druur’s last words to Korr, that there was no certainty, just the search for it and the danger is if one thought that he had found it. Korr realized that he would not rid himself of doubt but rather embrace it. He accepted that his role as a Jedi personally involved the acceptance of doubt. He suspected that his Master had known this all along and that his ordeal with his new friends was designed to teach him this lesson. Korr, Faal and Idi-Shael then decided to hunt the remaining clones together.[2] During his search, however, Korr encountered severe danger, being pursued by a group of Sith who wanted to use the clones to achieve their own ends and capture Korr.[1]

Tracking the clones

After a long hard pursuit for the clones, Korr pondered on the memories of his uncle, Orn; and, then his mind moved on to the faint memories of his mother whom he had barely known. A minute later, Faal interrupted Korr’s thoughts with an invitation to the ship’s galley for a cup of caf. On the way to the galley, Faal asked what they were to do about the clones. Korr assured Faal that he would privately contact Grand Master Skywalker and get further instructions. Once their conversation was over, Korr made his way to the auxiliary communications room which had a working transceiver. The moment that Korr made contact with the Grand Master, he informed him of his whereabouts and that he was pursuing a group of clones. Master Skywalker, though concerned of Korr’s action in not leaving a flight schedule, told him to destroy the clones if they prove to be beyond the hope of saving. He also brought up the subject of Korr’s promotion to the rank of Jedi Master. Korr told the Grand Master that he, at the time of the refusal of the promotion, felt that he was not ready; however, the Grand Master responded to Korr’s doubt by mentioning Marr. Grand Master Skywalker told Korr that Marr was his answer to his own doubt as a Jedi, and he then gave Korr approval to train Marr in the ways of the Force. As Korr turned off the transceiver, he made his way to the cockpit and informed Marr of their course at hand, the Fhost system.

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Jaden Korr wielding his new lightsaber.

A few minutes later, Korr and Marr proceeded into the cargo hold of the ship, Junker which had plenty of room for Korr to train his young apprentice. After Korr trained his apprentice, Marr, he made his way into one of the passenger cabins in order to cleanse Alpha's lightsaber crystal of any impurities. In his cabin, Korr took the impure crystal in both hands and used the Force to not only cleanse the crystal, but also to let the Force choose what color matched Korr's position within both the Force and the New Jedi Order. After the crystal was purified into a yellow crystal, Korr used the Force to put the crystal back into the lightsaber hilt; and, he then presented anew before Faal and Marr what Faal had identified to him as a "Sith weapon".[1]

As they reached the planet Fhost, Korr received a distress call from R6 who informed him that a medical facility on Fhost was under attack. Taken briefly aback, Korr had R6 repeat the message so that he could translate it so that Faal and Marr would understand. R6 repeated the message, and Korr knew that he and his apprentice should act on the situation with great haste. On Korr's orders, Faal landed Junker on the roof of the medical facility, while Marr did a schematic of the facility. Once Junker made contact with the roof, Korr and Marr separated in order to block off any means of escape via the roof. As Korr made his way down the west stairwell, he went down the flight of stairs until he heard a disturbance three floors below him on the third floor. Korr informed his apprentice, and then used the Force to jump to the third floor from the sixth floor. Korr then, despite what he told his apprentice, engaged the clones alone. Korr was strong with the Force, but not enough to stop the clones from escaping. A few minutes later, Marr discovered his master lying unconscious and helped him to the roof of the facility only to find out that Faal was missing. As Korr became conscious, he and his apprentice made their way aboard Junker and departed Fhost. [1]

With the tracker aboard the medical supply ship, Korr and Marr were able catch up to the medical ship only to be hailed by an Umbaran who identified himself as Nyss Nenn. Korr, forced to play his hand, offered himself up in trade for Faal. However, once Korr and Faal were at the midpoint of the ships, the Umbaran's sister fired at Faal's pod from her ship. In a spit second, Korr reached his hand out and used the Force to pull Faal's pod out of harm's way. A second shot was fired, but this time Korr grabbed onto the pod's antennae and used the Force to guide his lightsaber as it met with the projectile and redirected it back to the ship's cockpit. Angered about his sister's death, Nyss vowed to kill Korr and his friends. As for Korr, he was close to blacking out due to the loss of oxygen in his hardsuit because of the stress he applied with the Force. However, Korr survived because of Marr's action aboard Junker after the near-fatal confrontation. As Korr, Faal, and Marr made their way to the cockpit, Faal sent Junker into hyperspace in order to increase the time of their pursuit for the clones. [1]

The moment Junker came out of hyperspace, Korr felt a disturbance in the Force; and he denied Faal's guess that the disturbance was caused by the clones. Korr knew it had something to do with what he thought was a Celestials' station, which he only knew little about as an apprentice. Within meters of the station, Korr and Marr used Junkers boat Flotsam in order for them to dock with the station while Faal flew Junker to a safe distance.[1]

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Jaden Korr during the clones hunt

Once Flotsam docked with the the station, Korr and Marr continued their pursuit of the clones. Along the way, the station seemed to have sensed the presence of the Jedi, because corpses of various sentient beings were appearing before them ready to kill them. Korr and Marr ignited their lightsabers and took their stand against the impending danger. Unbeknownst to them, Nyss and the Iteration of Korr had followed suit and docked with the station soon after; however, Faal was too late to warn Korr and Marr. With luck, the Umbaran and the Jedi did not meet for a while. After the confrontation, Korr and Marr used separate kilometer long shafts, and then they proceeded on even as the aura of the Dark Side grew. With little warning, Nyss attacked Marr and Korr with a vibroblade. Marr was attacked first, then Korr; however, Korr gained the upper hand and strangled Nyss till the Umbaran was dead. After the scuffle, Korr passed out due to loss of blood. Marr woke to see a clone of Jaden standing over his master's body. The clone stuck a device, immediately identified as Rakatan, and filled it with Korr's memories. Marr, refusing to believe that his master was dead, stood his ground against the clone, but was soon disarmed. Marr used the Force and was able to knock out the clone. Realizing that his master's body had no pulse, Marr transferred Korr's memories into the clone. After about a few minutes, Korr woke up from his unconscious state and pulled himself up off the ground.

He, Marr, Soldier, and Grace entered the large room only to be confronted by Seer who had been consumed by Mother. Korr took the opportunity and charged at Mother, but was met with Force lightning which exfiltrated from her fingers. Briefly knocked aside, Korr noticed that his apprentice was being gripped with the Force by Mother. Korr used the Force to distract Mother's attention from Marr. As Korr charged again, Mother used the Force to lift Korr and pin him on the ceiling of the room. Korr tried to warn his apprentice, but Korr knew he had to use the Force to protect his body from being crushed with the Force. Korr's only hope of survival came when Marr and Soldier distracted Mother which caused her to release her grip on Korr. Korr, once released, somersaulted once he fell and lunged at Mother, putting a gash in her chest. Realizing that they were no match for Mother, Korr, Marr, Grace, and Soldier hurried from the station without haste and later went on their separate ways. Marr and Korr one tunnel, and Soldier and Grace another. As Faal fired up Junker, Korr and Marr made their way on board; and with the destruction of the Rakatan station, they set their course for the planet Fhost. As Korr made his way to the confines of Junker, he presented his report to the Order and then cleaned himself up. However, as he was about to shave, Korr noticed that a facial scar, one he had gotten when he was a young child, had vanished. Korr looked at himself in the mirror, at where his scar once was; and he then wondered why Marr was acting strange since their departure from the station.[1]

Rising tensions and Sith return

Corran Horn: "Now, Jedi Korr, perhaps you'd be good enough to tell us why you ignored orders and allowed the Solos to interrupt us?"
Jaden Korr: "I'm sorry, Master Horn. I didn't have a choice."
―Corran Horn and Jaden Korr[src]

Later, Korr was stationed outside the High Council Chambers alongside a male Human and a female Mon Calamari apprentice by order of acting Grand Master Kenth Hamner while the High Council discussed how to proceed with the arrest warrants against Jedi Bazel Warv and Yaqeel Saav'etu. When Jedi Knight Leia Organa Solo and her husband arrived in the foyer to the chambers, Korr initially upheld his mandate to bar entrance to everyone. However, the Solos soon convinced Korr that they had evidence of an attack by Mandalorian mercenaries on the Temple, and he let them pass. Jedi Master Corran Horn and acting Grand Master Kenth Hamner expressed their displeasure with Korr's decision to let the Solos interrupt the Masters, but Kyle Katarn insisted that the arrests should have been carried out in another location. Korr later assisted in moving the Jedi affected by Force psychosis and along with Avinoam Arelis, helped the Solos defend against the Mandalorian Supercommandos in a lower level hangar in the Temple Precinct.

Korr later attended a Jedi meeting via hologram, and reported to Grand Master Hamner and other members of the Order about a rise in Black Sun activity. He also reported on rumors and evidence of a cult that venerated Prince Xizor. Grand Master Hamner asked if it was possible that Xizor might be alive, but Korr told him that he had yet to find any evidence indicating that. Korr suggested that if a member of Black Sun had managed to acquire a tissue sample of Xizor he could have been cloned, and Grand Master Hamner ordered him to follow up on the issue.

Later, in 44 ABY, he was tasked with investigating pirate activity, and Jaina Solo referred to his reports in her briefings to the Jedi Council. To the Council's dismay, many pirate raids had been performed by members of the Lost Tribe of Sith, who were stealing ships for their fleet for an upcoming invasion of the galaxy.

Powers and abilities

"The Force is a tool, Jaden. Sometimes a weapon, sometimes a salve. Dark Side, Light Side, these are distinctions of insignificant difference. Do not fall into the trap of classification. Sentience curses us with a desire to categorize and draw lines, to fear that after this be dragons. But that is illusion. After this is not dragons but more knowledge, deeper understanding. Be at peace with that."
―Kyle Katarn to Korr[src]
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Korr using Force lightning

Korr was a powerful Force user, mastering his entire core Force abilities, as well as other Force powers. He demonstrated a remarkable level of telekinesis when he used the Force to push down a large pillar in order to make a bridge during the Battle of Korriban, and showed strong abilities in the areas of Force speed. But perhaps the most incredible of his abilities was his capacity for mastering both light and dark-side oriented Force powers. This can be in part attributed to the teachings of his master, Kyle Katarn, who also displayed similar feats through his use of Force lightning and Force choke. Unlike Katarn, Korr was plagued with doubt over his ability to utilize dark side techniques, questioning his identity as a Jedi. Throughout his lifetime, Korr may have learned Force powers ranging from Force protection, Force healing, Mind trick, and Force absorb to Force drain, Force rage, and Force choke. Korr displayed a sort of natural affinity for Force lightning, though he struggled with the implications of its use. He was also able to perform, to a high degree, an uncommon application of the Force called Cleanse.

Korr was highly skilled with a lightsaber, echoing his master's swordsmanship. He utilized the medium style, and perhaps even the fast and strong styles. Although he commonly carried two lightsabers, Korr tended to favor using only one lightsaber in combat. He demonstrated masterful use of the lightsaber when defeating Alora, Axmis, and the Sith Spirit of Marka Ragnos. Korr was adept in fighting multiple lightsaber/Force-wielding enemies, even up to a three-on-one match, as demonstrated by his duel with Rosh Penin. He was also able to hold his own against famed bounty hunter Boba Fett, an experienced Jedi killer. He was also skilled with a wide variety of blasters and other weapons, as evidenced by his encounter with Rax Joris.

Korr was a pilot, and frequently flew the Far Wanderer, his Z-95 Headhunter. When the Raven's Claw wastowed into an Imperial Dreadnaught by a tractor beam, he also was shown to be at least a moderately skilled gunner, as he had to destroy some flying TIE Fighters. During his mission to Zonju V, he proved to be an adept swoop rider and demonstrated his mastery of mounted lightsaber combat techniques.

He was also able to understand Shyriiwook to at least a minimal extent as demonstrated when he met Chewbacca.

Equipment

Jaden Korr commonly carried two lightsabers. The first was purple-bladed and was constructed by Korr prior to his Force training—which was what brought him to the attention of Luke Skywalker. It featured a short, one-handed hilt, similar to a lightfoil. This lightsaber was assumed destroyed on Vjun by a blast from the Scepter of Ragnos, but was later recovered.[8] Korr's second lightsaber was green-bladed and constructed when he became a Jedi Knight. This was his primary lightsaber, even after recovering the purple-bladed one from Vjun, but was lost in combat on a frozen moon. He replaced the lost lightsaber with an unstable, red-bladed lightsaber taken from a mad clone of Kam Solusar, which he rebuilt into a yellow-bladed lightsaber aboard Junker, giving his original lightsaber to his apprentice, Marr Idi-Shael.[1] Korr also carried a DL-44 heavy blaster pistol.[2]

Occasionally, Korr would arm himself with a number of other projectile, explosive, and energy weapons, including a DXR-6 disruptor rifle, a Wookiee Bowcaster, an Imperial Heavy Repeater, Destructive Electromagnetic Pulse 2 ion carbine, FC-1 flechette launcher, Stouker concussion rifle, PLX-2M portable missile launcher, thermal detonators, laser trip mines and detonation packs. He also employed personal energy shields while out on missions.[4]

Korr utilized a hyperdrive-equipped Z-95 Headhunter named Far Wanderer to get from planet to planet when not flying with Katarn aboard the Raven's Claw or employing other transport, like on Zonju V, where Korr purchased a Flare-S swoop bike.[2][4]

Behind the scenes

"I was actually slated for a spin-off to Jedi Knight, but I don't want to talk about what happened there."
―Atton Rand (non-canonical quote)[src]
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Concept art of Jaden Korr fending off a rancor.

The male Korr is voiced by Philip Tanzini. The female Korr is voiced by Jennifer Hale, the same actress who voiced Bastila Shan in both Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic games and Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Korr was originally going to be called Atton Rand, and that name was later used in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords.[9][10]

In the mission to Tatooine, which involves finding a droid, Korr finds a black droid and says "This is not the droid we're looking for", obviously a reference to A New Hope when Obi-Wan Kenobi uses the Force to trick a patrol of stormtroopers. In the mission to Ord Mantell, Korr encounters Boba Fett; this is the second time Fett appears in the series: Kyle Katarn had fought him in his mission to Coruscant. In the Mission To Hoth, the player can save a tauntaun from a wampa with Force Speed or by using mind trick on it. But due to the difficulty involved, this is likely non-canon.

There is a glitch in Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy when playing on the dark side. If the player has a blaster equipped when fighting Axmis, the cut scene shows Korr bashing Axmis with the blaster but it makes saber sounds.

On Sep 29, 2008, Sue Rostoni announced in her blog a new paperback novel titled Crosscurrent said to involve Jaden Korr was in development by Paul Kemp and is said to "sort of" take place during the Great Hyperspace War.[11] The book was released January 26, 2010.

Character customization

"Two apprentices were always assigned to guard the entrance, but today they were being overseen by a tall, brown-haired Jedi Knight with a slender face and dark, piercing eyes."
―Narrator (Troy Denning)[src]

Originally, Korr's true nature was ambiguous: The in-game avatar for Jedi Academy is customized by the player, and so can be a male or female Human, female Twi'lek, male Rodian, female Zabrak or male Kel Dor. However, Korr is referred to as a "he" in The New Essential Chronology, and is often portrayed in promotional art as a male Human with reddish-brown hair. The author Paul Kemp of the new novel Crosscurrent confirmed on his LiveJournal that Korr will be Human.[12] Jaden Korr's subsequent portrayal in Crosscurrent describes him as bearded, tall, and with piercing gray eyes.[2]

The Galactic Campaign Guide specifies that Korr is one of the most common surnames amongst Kel Dorians, translating into Basic as "male ruler" or "king." However, this information is still inconclusive, since both Vani Korr and Drama Korr had this surname and were both Human. Korr was also portrayed as a Twi'lek female in the Planet HoppersHoth: Under the Ice, but this representation is non-canonical considering the above.

A single sentence in the novel Fate of the Jedi: Abyss eliminates Kel Dor, Twi'lek, and Rodian from consideration, as Jaden Korr is described as having brown hair, and later in the same chapter is described as male, eliminating the possibility of the brown-haired Zabrak female. The Rodian and Kel Dor males are naturally hairless, and there is only one brown-haired Human male model available in the game.

In light of the information released in the years subsequent to Jedi Academy's release, and the final confirmation of Korr's species, gender, and appearance, it is interesting to note the surprising foresight demonstrated both on the case and on the disc of the game, where Korr is depicted correctly and canonically, years before such decisions would be locked into canon.

Lightsaber customization

In Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy the player can choose the hilt and the blade color of Korr's Lightsaber at the beginning of the game, and can build two new lightsabers or a double-bladed one after the Mission to Vjun, with in-game dialogue stating that Korr's first lightsaber was lost on Vjun. Paul S. Kemp, author of Crosscurrent, stated that he assumed the lightsaber was later recovered from Vjun, and may consider portraying this event in a short story.[8]

Alternative ending

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A female Jaden Korr takes over the Imperial Star Destroyer.

"No Rosh, you were weak."
―Jaden Korr to Rosh[src]

Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy presents two possible endings for Korr: the light side ending, detailed above for the sake of reference, and the dark side ending, as follows:

When Korr meets Rosh Penin at Taspir III, he gives in to his anger and strikes down his former friend in cold blood. After that, Axmis's apprentice Alora offers Korr the possibility of switching masters with Axmis. Korr confidently turns down the offer arguing that changing masters would be foolish, immediately defeating and killing Alora. Soon afterwards, Korr travels to Korriban to take down Axmis and with that become a true Sith Lord. On Korriban, Korr faces both Axmis's forces as well as his old fellow Jedi. He has to simultaneously fight Jedi and Dark Jedi alike, as well as stormtrooper forces, before dueling and defeating Axmis herself in the Tomb of the Sith Lord Marka Ragnos.

At that point, his now former master Kyle Katarn, who is after Korr, arrives to try and bring Korr back to the light side. Nonetheless, Katarn fails in persuading Korr to change his mind. Master and apprentice duel in a final fight, which results in Korr vanquishing Katarn to a hole in the floor with the use of the Scepter of Ragnos after the heated battle. Korr escaped through a hole in the wall made with the Scepter, and escapes with his ship to a Star Destroyer orbiting Korriban. Meanwhile, Katarn pursues Korr to fix his mistake in anguish for losing both of his apprentices. Finally, in the nose of the capital ship and with the Scepter of Ragnos in hand, Korr sets a course for an unknown destination.

The light side ending of the game is canonical, as referenced in subsequent works. However, as a result of the amount of enemies faced on the dark side path, fighting both Reborn and Jedi, it is noteworthy that the dark path is much more difficult to complete.

Family ties

Paul S. Kemp has said that in his mind, Zeerid Korr is an ancestor of Jaden, however no canon source has confirmed that they are indeed related.[13]

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