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Justyn Ma'Ning was a male Human Jedi Master who served the Jedi Order during the final decades of the Republic Classic era. Ma'Ning was middle-aged, balding, and had a deep voice; he was most noted for taking part in the Outbound Flight Project. Under the command of Master Jorus C'baoth, whom he often clashed with, he was charged to oversee the Jedi aboard D-Four. During his participation with the Outbound Flight, Master Ma'Ning was killed by the Chiss Captain Mitth'raw'nuruodo's starfighters.
A Force-sensitive Human, Justyn Ma'Ning was trained in the ways of the Force by the Jedi Order. Achieving the rank of Jedi Master, Jedi Ma'Ning would be one of five Masters selected to accompany Master Jorus C'baoth aboard the Outbound Flight. The project would see a large group of Jedi and colonists travel aboard a massive colony ship to the edge of the galaxy and beyond, cataloging new discoveries and hopefully locating the lost Jedi Vergere.
Placed in command of Dreadnaught Four, Master Ma'Ning outwardly supported the commands of the lord-like Master C'baoth, while all the time questioning the need for the Jedi to cultivate more power for themselves over the non-Jedi colonists aboard the flight. Master Ma'Ning grew increasingly concerned for Master C'baoth when the obsessive man began to separate families based on their connection to the Force. However, Master Ma'Ning agreed that the Jedi needed to maintain their numbers by training new recruits, and only voiced his concerns to Jedi Knight Lorana Jinzler. Jedi Knight Jinzler agreed to try and speak with her master about Ma'Ning's concerns, but the Master eventually confronted C'baoth himself. Accusing him of becoming more of a ruler then a sage, Master Ma'Ning's accusations were met with incredulous disdain, ordering him to convene a Judgement Circle.
As Ma'Ning moved to remove C'baoth from command, the Outbound Flight was attacked by a Chiss task force under the command of Force Commander Mitth'raw'nuruodo. Unable to convene the Judgement Circle, the Jedi rushed to battle stations but were severely overwhelmed by the precision of the Chiss. During the initial attack, Master Ma'Ning was caught up in an explosion and buried beneath the molten bulkhead. As he lay dying, Master Ma'Ning summoned Padawan Jinzler to his side and warned her that C'baoth had fallen to the dark side of the Force. Encouraging the girl to take as many passengers she could muster to the central portion of the massive ship, he predicted that they would have the best chance of survival there. With his final breaths, Master Justyn Ma'Ning reminded Jinzler of her duty as a Jedi to serve others before he succumbed to his injuries and became one with the Force.
- Outbound Flight (First appearance)