The first trailer for Star Wars: The Bad Batch season 3 appears to show that Asajj Ventress’ death during the Clone Wars has been retconned.
Asajj Ventress was a Rattataki rising Sith who served Count Dooku and led CIS forces in the Star Wars Legends universe.
The modern Star Wars canon significantly altered Asajj Ventress’s origins, establishing her as a Nightsister of Dathomir from a reimagined version of the planet Dathomir.
Ventress’ story also had a definitive ending, at least until the Star Wars: The Bad Batch season 3 trailer.
The Bad Batch, set immediately after Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and during the early years of the Galactic Empire, has helped to tie up loose ends from the Clone Wars era.
Not only do beloved characters like Captain Rex and Commander Cody return, but the show also explains how the heroic (if brainwashed) clone troopers are quickly replaced by recruited TK Troopers, who are precursors to Imperial Stormtroopers.
The series concludes with season 3, whose trailer, shockingly, depicts a living Asajj Ventress, seemingly contradicting her established death.
Who is Asajj Ventress?
Asajj Ventress is a character in the Star Wars franchise. Originally intended to appear as an antagonist in the 2002 film Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, she was introduced in the 2003 micro-series Star Wars: Clone Wars (voiced by Grey DeLisle) and is a member of the Star Wars Legends universe.
A different version of Ventress appeared in the 2008 animated film The Clone Wars and the subsequent television series of the same name.
The character has also appeared in Star Wars-related media such as books, comics, and video games and is a fan favorite.
Ventress, a former member of the Nightsisters, a mysterious matriarchal cult of witches from the red planet Dathomir, was sold into slavery as a child before being adopted as a Jedi Padawan by the Jedi Master.
Following her master’s death in battle, Ventress turns to the dark side of the Force, becoming Count Dooku’s informal Sith apprentice and personal assassin.
In the Clone Wars microseries in 2003, Grey DeLisle voiced Asajj Ventress. Likewise, Nika Futterman in the 2008 animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars and its subsequent TV series, as well as the majority of her video game and animated appearances.
What happened to Asajj Ventress?
Ventress sacrifices her life to save Vos at the end of the novel, only to be killed by Count Dooku’s lethal barrage of Force lightning.
Despite the numerous atrocities committed by Asajj Ventress during the Clone Wars, her body was returned to her homeworld of Dathomir and buried respectfully.
Who is responsible for killing Asajj Ventress?
The Ventress falls in love with Vos. After Dooku turns Vos to the dark side, Ventress eventually redeems him, but Dooku kills her. Vos eventually returns Ventress’ body to Dathomir so that she can join her fallen sisters in spirit.