"Master Skywalker, I hope you won't think I don't value what I have learned with the Jedi because I came to this decision quickly, but I was never a true member of the order, and my future lies with Zonama Sekot."
―Danni Quee, resigning from the New Jedi Order at the Conclave on Ossus[6]

Danni Quee was a female Human New Republic scientist active during the Yuuzhan Vong War. She was present at the very first Yuuzhan Vong incursions into the galaxy, experiencing the horrors of war and the ferocity of the invaders at Helska IV, a planet she was taken to after being captured. Though the Yuuzhan Vong intended to sacrifice her to their gods, Quee was rescued by Jacen Solo, though another prisoner, the Jedi Miko Reglia, perished in a futile escape attempt.

Quee, though originally an astrophysicist, soon became an expert on the Yuuzhan Vong's biots and biotechnology, searching for ways to counter their weaponry. She was constantly near the front lines on the war, seeking to decipher the alien organisms while honing her latent Force abilities. Her efforts led to the development of yammosk war coordinator detection and jamming equipment, a valuable contribution to the war effort. The weaponry first saw use in the Battle of Coruscant and later in numerous battles throughout the Yuuzhan Vong War. Quee was present at the Battle of Borleias and journeyed to occupied Coruscant to investigate the effects of its Vongforming.

Later, Quee accompanied Jedi Master Luke Skywalker and Jacen Solo to the living planet Zonama Sekot, and she was fascinated by that world. When Zonama Sekot returned to known space to help in the final battle of the Yuuzhan Vong War, Quee accompanied it. At the war's end, Quee remained on Zonama Sekot, resigning from the New Jedi Order during the Dark Nest Crisis, as she felt her place was on the living planet.


Early life[]

The Human female[3] Danni Quee, a native of the planet Commenor,[1] was born in 4 ABY[2] as the daughter of an astrophysicist mother and a bureaucrat father. Her parents divorced when she was still a child, and Quee opted to stay with her mother, who started Quee on her career in astronomy.[1] A prodigy herself, Quee decided to leave the crowded Core Worlds at the age of fifteen, joining the Extragalactic Society, an organization that searched for signs of life beyond the known galaxy. Quee was then stationed at the ExGal observatory on the planet Belkadan[3] in 22 ABY.[7]

Discovery of the Yuuzhan Vong[]

"Take heed of the woman called Danni Quee. She is formidable."
"One to convert?"
"A worthy sacrifice, then. She will be killed honorably and at the proper time."
―Yomin Carr and Da'Gara discuss Quee's fate[7]

By 25 ABY,[8] Quee was in charge of one of the research stations on the planet, ExGal-4. Quee was enjoying the world and her work there, and the fifteen other members of the station looked up to her as their nominal leader. She had already shown initiative, killing a redcrested cougar and repairing a damaged orbiting telescope.[3] She was the leader of the station, keeping it running well through measures such as forbidding excessive ryll spice use, though she did allow the other crewmembers some small vices.[9] However, Quee was unaware that one of her crewmembers was Yomin Carr, an advance scout for the Yuuzhan Vong, an extra-galactic species, who were preparing to launch an invasion of Quee's galaxy.[3]

Quee works in the field.

Quee was delighted when the equipment scanning the edges of the galaxy discovered that what appeared to be an asteroid had breached the galactic edges. Tracking the "asteroid," Quee and her crew determined that it was on a collision course with the planet Helska IV. Despite their communications to ExGal headquarters going offline, Quee did not realize that it was an invasion or suspect a threat from the anomaly. After reclassifying the "asteroid" as a "comet" because they had discovered a tail on it, Quee rounded up two members of her team, Bensin Tomri and Cho Badeleg. The three then took the station's Spacecaster to further investigate why the "comet"'s collision had not caused Helska IV to explode.[3]

While traveling to Helska IV, the three discovered that the "comet" was actually a worldship of the Praetorite Vong, and their attempts to contact ExGal-4 or escape the system were in vain. The Spacecaster was captured and Tomri and Badeleg were killed by the invaders, while Quee's life was spared at the request of Carr. Considered worthy enough to be a sacrifice to their gods, Quee was held captive on Helska IV in preparation for that ceremony.[3]

Meanwhile, Carr destroyed the outpost on Belkadan, leaving no survivors. On Helska IV, Quee was soon joined by another captive, the Jedi Miko Reglia, who had responded to her distress call, and she witnessed his torture as the yammosk war coordinator tried to break his will after the Jedi and the scientist had tried to escape.[3]

However, help was on the way, as the Solo twinsJacen and Jaina Solo—arrived in-system in an iceborer craft with a New Republic fleet following them not long afterward. After sensing her in the Force and receiving her mental distress call, Jacen Solo arrived on Helska IV to rescue both Quee and Miko while Jaina remained in orbit. Quee watched in horror as Miko sacrificed himself along with two Yuuzhan Vong warriors in an attempt to cover their escape. The two blasted off the planet in Jacen's stylus ship, which he had used to get into the icy world, and met up with Jaina in the main iceborer, who docked with their ship and launched them into hyperspace, flanked by the starships Millennium Falcon and Jade Sabre. In the close quarters of the stylus ship, Quee's grief for Reglia and her co-workers on Belkadan overcame her resolve and hardened exterior, and Jacen comforted her as she wept, both ignoring their bedraggled appearances, injuries, and scanty Yuuzhan Vong garb. Later, she provided the information she had gleaned from her captivity to Luke and Mara Jade Skywalker and the Solos, leading to the successful resolution of the Battle of Helska IV. Quee rode out the battle in the Jade Sabre, helping with the piloting of the ship as best as she could.[3]

The Yuuzhan Vong invasion[]

"They had me once, and I don't want to be their prisoner again. I couldn't stand it, I just couldn't."
―Danni, on Yuuzhan Vong captivity[1]

Danni Quee, shortly after her rescue

Two months after her escape from Helska IV, Quee accompanied Leia Organa Solo to the galactic capital planet Coruscant to inform the Senate of the threat the Yuuzhan Vong posed to the galaxy. After the Senate dismissed Organa Solo's claims as a power grab on her part, Quee returned to Commenor to spend some time with her family and recover from her ordeal on Helska IV.[1]

Quee then spent some time developing her latent Force talents under the instruction of Jaina Solo, and accompanied both Jaina and Leia to a conference on the planet Agamar in order to persuade the Agamarians to house refugees from the planets the Yuuzhan Vong had conquered. Due to Leia's status as a hero and Quee's report on the threat of the Yuuzhan Vong, the Agamarians agreed to house the refugees.[1]

After the conference, Jaina and Quee accompanied Leia to the planet Dubrillion, where Quee fully experienced the pain and despair of the people, who had been attacked by the Yuuzhan Vong. Jaina helped her develop control over some of what she sensed in the Force, and Quee helped Jaina with her struggle to develop her own identity. As Leia and the entrepreneur Lando Calrissian prepared to evacuate Dubrillion, Quee was ferried out on the Bothan Assault Cruiser Ralroost to the planet Dantooine, where Jacen, Luke, Mara, and Anakin Solo, the youngest Solo child, were waiting, along with many refugees. However, Quee's tutelage under Jaina was cut short when Jaina transferred into Rogue Squadron. Instead, Quee spent some time with Jacen Solo, and though she felt some feelings for him, especially after his rescuing her from the Yuuzhan Vong, she told him that she thought he was better for her as a friend.[1]

Quee later utilized her fledgling Force skills to help Leia ferret out disguised Yuuzhan Vong infiltrators in the Dantooine refugee camp via use of the Force, at the same time as the raging Battle of Dantooine. While doing so, she helped defend Calrissian from an attack by the Yuuzhan Vong spies. One of the Yuuzhan Vong attempted to use a child as a hostage, holding a purloined blaster to the child's head, but Quee used telekinesis to slip the power pack out of the blaster and Leia killed the Vong warrior.[1]

Leia and Quee then journeyed to the planet Bastion to meet with Grand Admiral Gilad Pellaeon regarding Imperial support against the Yuuzhan Vong. Quee was nervous about the meeting, but Pellaeon agreed to look over the material Leia sent him. As a result, he pledged limited aid to the New Republic, most of which took place at the Battle of Ithor.[10]

Aiding the war effort[]

"We must train you to fly an A-wing, Danni Quee. The Wild Knightz could use someone as crazy as you."
―Saba Sebatyne, to Danni Quee[11]

Quee eventually relocated with the other Jedi to the planet Eclipse, a Jedi safe haven created after the public began turning on them. While there, she began working with the Mon Calamari Cilghal on a way to track and identify the yammosk war coordinators in the hope of also finding means to counter them. Just before the Yuuzhan Vong attack on Coruscant, Quee was stationed with Jedi Master Saba Sebatyne and her Wild Knights squadron and assisted them in their skirmishes against the Yuuzhan Vong. During a battle over the world of Arkania, Quee determined the gravitic frequencies that the yammosks used to communicate, and she also helped the Wild Knights shoot down coralskippers and avoid enemy fire as they flew through the enemy fleet, gathering valuable sensor data on the way. A significant aid to her work came at the Battle of Talfaglio when they were able to capture an intact, albeit frozen, yammosk.[11]

However, Quee was angry upon learning of the Mission to Myrkr, both at the foolhardy nature of the mission and that she had not been asked to go along by Luke Skywalker. In response, Quee buried herself in her gravitic research, and she and Cilghal took the starship Jade Shadow on a trip to the planet Borleias to ferry equipment there. The pair returned to Eclipse just as the Battle of Eclipse started when the Yuuzhan Vong chased the Star Destroyer Errant Venture through the system. By this time, Quee had developed methods for detecting the yammosks, though not how to disrupt their gravitic communications. Quee flew on the Wild Knights' blastboat again but was disappointed when they failed to capture a live yammosk, which she felt was vital to any future breakthroughs they would have on countering the yammosks. Thankfully though, Luke Skywalker was later able to retrieve one for her and her team at the Battle of the Black Bantha, ferrying it back to Eclipse for research and examination.[11]

Danni Quee, around the time of the Battle of Coruscant

Quee was again thrust into action with the Wild Knights at the Battle of Coruscant, flying once more with the Wild Knights in the massive engagement. In the midst of the battle, Quee helped coordinate attacks on the Yuuzhan Vong yammosks and a transmission from Cilghal completed the puzzle of the gravitic communications. As the capital burned, Quee activated her yammosk jamming for the first time, effecting the escape of the Millennium Falcon from Coruscant in the process, and finally providing a countermeasure for the Yuuzhan Vong's coordinators. The jamming, which disrupted the communications paths from the yammosks to the ships they controlled, threw the Yuuzhan Vong forces into disarray when used, depriving them of the eerie synchronization they had used to great effect throughout the war. Skywalker congratulated her on her achievement, saying that although her success had come too late for Coruscant it gave him hope for the future.[11]

When Coruscant fell, Danni Quee accompanied the Wild Knights and General Wedge Antilles's Fleet Group Three to Borleias, where she participated in the defense of the planet, with Wedge placing her in charge of all captured Yuuzhan Vong biotechnology. During that battle, Quee continued to work with the Wild Knights and also created a sensing device to determine if the Yuuzhan Vong were tracking refugee ships via one of their creatures. Her life was placed in danger when Tam Elgrin, a holocam operator forcibly controlled by the Yuuzhan Vong, was assigned to spy on her as she was working on the Starlancer Project. Her efforts convinced the Yuuzhan Vong of the dangerous nature of the weapon, as planned. Elgrin was ordered to kill her, but he resisted the order, feeling that she did not deserve to die and because he was smitten with her. Eventually, Elgrin resisted his controllers, overcame his conditioning, and confessed his spying to Jaina Solo, ending the threat to Quee's life for the time being.[12]

The tide turns[]

"It's Danni Quee's doing. It has to be. She's the only one who could integrate Yuuzhan Vong and New Republic technology this way."
―Viqi Shesh, on the Starlancer Project[12]

However, Quee did not stay on Borleias for the duration of the battle. Instead, she accompanied Luke, Mara, Jedi trainee Tahiri Veila, and Wraith Squadron to occupied Coruscant.[12] Disguised as a Yuuzhan Vong warrior, Quee and the others explored the planet, examining what the Vong had done during their occupation. The studies of Quee and Baljos Arnjak, a member of Wraith Squadron, revealed that Coruscant was a thoroughly changed world and that it would not be the same for many years. Another part of their mission was learning the origins of the deranged Dark Jedi Lord Nyax after they stumbled into a secret chamber where he had been augmented to make him more lethal. Though she was Force-sensitive, Quee did not join the three other Jedi in hunting down Nyax, as she was scarcely trained and did not have a lightsaber. Her Jedi training, which had never really been a main focus for her, was sporadic, and she was not considered a full-fledged knight. Instead, she focused on her studies until the team evacuated in the starship Ugly Truth. Her Force-sensitivity did allow her to experience the disturbances and influences that Nyax generated, distressing her as she felt the commands, negative emotions, and pain he released. Returning to Borleias, she once again served the garrison there with her array of gravitic sensors and jamming devices in the concluding stages of the battle.[13]

Following their evacuation from Borleias to Mon Calamari after the Domain Hul worldship was destroyed, Quee continued to conduct her research on Yuuzhan Vong biotechnology. However, the formation of the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances caused her team to be transferred from the Jedi to the government. Her part of the theoretical work was deemed complete, and she was given little else to do, despite her prior achievements. Instead of scientific research, she began training in setting up resistance cells and communications, determined to remain involved in the war effort. The lapse in activity also gave her some spare time to spend with friends such as fellow astrophysicist Thespar Trode and Jacen Solo, who had just escaped from Yuuzhan Vong torture and captivity. While out on a diving trip with Jacen, Quee told him about a group of geneticist friends of hers who were working with the Chiss on the Yuuzhan Vong genome. Quee would also later attend a reception thrown in honor of the young Jedi Knights, including Jacen, many of whom had just been knighted. Many of the Knights soon left for the planet Kashyyyk to join Admiral Traest Kre'fey's fleet though, and she continued her work and training on the provisional capital of Mon Calamari.[14]

Into the Unknown[]

"Why do I keep allowing myself to get talked into these things, Jacen?"
―Danni Quee, to Jacen Solo[15]

Danni Quee with her scientific equipment

In the final months of the war, she accompanied Jacen, Mara Jade Skywalker, Luke Skywalker, Saba Sebatyne,—whom Quee persuaded to join them—the astromech droid R2-D2, and Jedi healer Tekli to the Unknown Regions in an attempt to locate the living planet, Zonama Sekot. Boarding the Jade Shadow, the group set their course for the Unknown Regions.[15]

Their first layover was over Bastion, the Imperial capital, but they arrived in the midst of the Battle of Bastion. The Jade Shadow avoided most of the combat, retreating to Yaga Minor with the rest of the Imperial fleet, although their reception by the Empire was somewhat frosty prior to the return of Pellaeon from Bastion. After Pellaeon and Jacen planned a trap for the Yuuzhan Vong at Borosk, Quee's yammosk detecting and jamming equipment was given to the Empire, and she flew in the Jade Shadow with Mara in the Battle of Borosk. However, when Saba Sebatyne proposed using a ship as bait for the Vong in order to free the slaves imprisoned inside a Yuuzhan Vong vessel, Pellaeon provided the Dreadnaught-class heavy cruiser Braxant Bonecrusher as a sacrificial vessel to get them close to the slave-carrier.[15]

Quee, armored in a combat jumpsuit, huddled in the Jade Shadow, which was docked inside the Bonecrusher's hangar bay, until Jacen and the droid brains flew the ship past the slave carrier. Once the slave ship extended tentacles into the dreadnaught to search for victims to capture, Quee and Sebatyne were pulled through them into the Yuuzhan Vong vessel. Once inside, Quee launched miniature assassin droids to attack the Yuuzhan Vong crew. With the crew defeated, she and Sebatyne got the prisoners out and back into the Bonecrusher using a mass of blorash jelly, where they were cut out and the ship then jumped to safety. The Empire went on to win the battle, and the Yuuzhan Vong retreated. The stunt of Quee, Jacen, and Sebatyne also earned them the esteem of the Empire, and the frigate Widowmaker joined their mission as an escort as they left the Empire.[15]

The expedition journeyed from planet to planet, looking for hints and traces of Zonama Sekot. Over Munlali Mafir, after Jacen, Luke, and a small team of Imperials narrowly escaped the natives, they were met by a group of Chiss, who instructed them to arrive at the capital world of Csilla to request authorization to pass through Chiss space. In spite of their compliance, the Chiss initially denied their request to pass through, but gave them access to their massive library of written books of data and surveys. Quee was aided in her search for the living planet through the records, which gave them some information about Zonama Sekot's movements. Quee's knowledge of astronomy also was valuable in narrowing the data search; she suggested they focus on surveys of stars that had captured planets.[5]

On their way back to the Jade Shadow for a rest, Quee, Mara, Luke, and Soontir Fel—a Human member of the Chiss Ascendancy—were attacked by a group of Fel's Chiss rivals. The group pretended to surrender, but before they disembarked from their ice barge, Fel's wife Syal Antilles Fel programmed its cannons to fire at their adversaries, and the distraction was enough to allow the Jedi to quickly overwhelm their would-be captors. The result was that the Chiss became much more amicable towards them and gave them permission to pass through their space, but they still had yet to find a trace of Zonama Sekot. While Quee was talking with Jacen in the library about their relationship, her use of the phrase "wandering satellites" gave him an epiphany, and he realized that Zonama Sekot might have been acting as a moon in its journeys, going into orbit around another planet instead of around a star, as they had previously thought and based their search on.[5]

Their new search yielded results and they deduced that Zonama Sekot was hiding in the Klasse Ephemora system, though hyperspace disturbances kept blocking them from reaching the system. The Force-sensitives, including Quee, joined together in a Force meld to guide them through the disturbances, and they reached the system, the Widowmaker behind them, to find Zonama Sekot beating off a Yuuzhan Vong attack.[16]

As it beat off the invaders, Zonama Sekot also unleashed a psychic wave that knocked out the crew of the Jade Shadow, which Quee was onboard. She did not awake until a few hours after they landed on the planet, but was very impressed by the sentient world once she did. Luke, Jacen, Quee, Imperial scientist Soron Hegerty, and Mara were escorted to a dwelling in one of the native Ferroan settlements some distance away, though they had to leave their ship behind. Quee, along with the others, tried to convince the planet's consciousness to join the war efforts, but the consciousness, known as Sekot, was not eager to do so.[16]

Jacen Solo rescues Quee on Zonama Sekot.

During the night, an angry group of Ferroans collapsed the roof of their dwelling and seized the unconscious Quee as a prisoner. They were pursued by Jacen and Sebatyne as they tried to escape with their prisoner. Once the two Jedi caught up with the kidnappers, Jacen realized that they were not hardened criminals and agreed to let himself and Saba be taken as hostages also so he could talk with their leader.[16]

The Magister of Zonama had also been taken by the same group, whose leader was a Ferroan named Senshi who resented the presence of outsiders. Quee was still knocked out by the evening, having been carried by stretcher to Senshi's compound, and Jacen attempted to use the Force to heal her, as he was worried about her condition. Quee's life was particularly threatened by an angry boras plant cluster, but Jacen convinced the plant to retreat while Sebatyne stood guard over her. Later, they realized that the whole kidnapping had been a test of them by Sekot and Quee awoke once the test was complete, none the worse for wear. Sekot agreed to return to known space and aid the war effort.[16]

The war's end and beyond[]

"Danni Quee. Sekot wishes to speak with you."
―Jabitha, to Quee[17]

Quee remained on Sekot during its turbulent trip back to known space, with the other members of their party, the newly arrived Jedi Master Corran Horn and Tahiri Veila, and the apostate Yuuzhan Vong priest Harrar, who had realized that the Yuuzhan Vong war and culture were a sham after experiencing Zonama Sekot. As the world prepared to arrive in Vong-occupied space, Quee explained the discoveries she had pioneered such as yammosk jamming and decoy dovin basals to the world at its request, so it could prepare for a final confrontation with the Yuuzhan Vong. The world ultimately arrived near Coruscant and Quee had a chance to see old friends such as Han, Leia, and Jaina Solo, and other members of the Jedi Order before they launched the final battle of the Yuuzhan Vong War.[17]

Sekot requested Tekli, Quee, and Cilghal to remain on the planet throughout the battle. Though Quee had originally planned to go with Luke and Mara to Coruscant, she acceded to Sekot's wishes, for neither she, Cilghal, nor Tekli were warriors anyway. It was while sitting in a Sekotan airship during the battle that Quee realized that she could never have a future as a Jedi, nor with Jacen Solo.[17]

Shortly afterward, Sekot wished to speak to the Human scientist and revealed to her that Sekot did not wish to destroy the Yuuzhan Vong, even if they wished to destroy it. Instead, as Quee informed the others, the living world wanted to welcome the Vong to their new home, as the two species were closely related. Zonama Sekot revealed that it was a seed of the long-destroyed Yuuzhan Vong homeworld from antiquity and that it wished to bring the Yuuzhan Vong to it for the purpose of re-shaping their culture from conquest and savagery. Those Yuuzhan Vong vessels not destroyed by the Galactic Alliance armada attacking Coruscant were drawn to Zonama Sekot or were withdrawn and later surrendered by Warmaster Nas Choka, and the Yuuzhan Vong War ended after five destructive years. After the battle, Quee stayed on Zonama Sekot—along with Tahiri Veila and Tekli—to study the planet's flora and fauna, while Jacen left to follow his own path.[17]

Quee remained a part of the New Jedi Order even as she studied Zonama Sekot. Following Luke Skywalker's Jedi convocation on the planet Ossus[6] in 36 ABY,[18] however, she resigned from the organization, as both she and Luke knew her destiny was on Zonama Sekot.[6]

Personality and traits[]

"This one is a scientist. This one didn't use to know how to kill."
―Danni Quee, to Saba Sebatyne[12]

Quee was a dedicated scientist with a passion for exploring and learning new things. That led her to the ExGal society, full of many other idealistic university students. Though she did not mind the sparse company the work required, she had begun to wonder whether she was wasting her life just prior to the Yuuzhan Vong War.[9] Quee was also known for her initiative and resilience, earning the respect of Yomin Carr, a Yuuzhan Vong infiltrator. While she was the subject of much male attention at ExGal-4, Quee ignored it, deferring romance for later in life,[3] though she hoped to one day be married and have children.[1]

She was horrified by the Yuuzhan Vong and their penchant for cruelty, though innately curious about their biotechnology. Her captivity and witnessing the death of the Jedi apprentice Miko Reglia shocked her,[3] but she again displayed her inner strength by returning to the front lines of the war in the Outer Rim Territories.[11]

As the war progressed, Quee continued to display her characteristic resourcefulness, endurance, and intelligence by providing the New Republic with valuable techniques to counter the Yuuzhan Vong, even risking her life several times to further the war effort.[12] Quee was devoted to learning throughout her life, even giving up her place in the Jedi Order for the sake of learning, as she felt her future was on Zonama Sekot. Quee had never fully embraced the Jedi Order as others had, having never constructed a lightsaber or had an official master. As she had done throughout her short life, Quee did not shy away from making such hard choices. For the sake of learning and doing what she thought was her destiny, Quee gave up life on Commenor,[3] the Jedi Order, and Jacen Solo, whom she had some attraction to.[6] Quee stood at a height of 1.6 meters,[4] and had blonde hair green eyes[3] and light skin.[5]


Jacen Solo[]

"Liquids under pressure don't boil when they should, and emotions tend to act the opposite way. I think you are wonderful, and I treasure you as a friend. Anything else, well, as you said, the future is constantly in motion."
―Danni Quee, to Jacen Solo[1]

Jacen Solo, whom Quee felt attracted to

Prior to her first encounter with the Yuuzhan Vong, Quee displayed little interest in pursuing romantic relationships. After being rescued by Jacen Solo, Quee felt some attraction to him as he was there for her, comforting her after her capture and bringing her mementos and holos from her ruined station on Belkadan. For his part, Jacen saw Quee as the first woman he had been attracted to outside the Jedi Academy, and his seeing her as a "damsel in distress," as well as the level of physical contact necessitated by the confines of the stylus ship they had blasted off Helska IV in, imparted a different dynamic to their relationship.[1]

On Dantooine, when she saw him next, Quee realized that he would be better as a friend for her, though, saying that under different circumstances something might have developed between them.[1] On their expedition to the Unknown Regions, Quee again found herself attracted to Jacen, making efforts to spend time with him and worrying about his safety when he was in danger.[15] While they were on Csilla, she told him that she considered him a man that she was proud to call a friend, though Jacen felt she was talking about more than just friendship.[5] However, her time on Zonama Sekot opened her eyes and she knew her destiny was with the living planet, and not Jacen Solo. They parted ways at the end of the war.[17]

Tam Elgrin[]

Tam Elgrin was a holocam operator for holojournalist Wolam Tser, but was also a mind-controlled Yuuzhan Vong operative. While on Borleias, Quee obtained records and holos he had taken while on occupied Coruscant, and he was smitten with her. His attraction to the pretty young scientist was encouraged by his controller, Viqi Shesh, who wanted him to use a relationship with Quee as a key to get more information. For her part, Quee realized that he was attracted to her, but did not reciprocate the attention, seeing it as an obstacle to her work. She would later deduce that he was working for the Yuuzhan Vong, and placed herself at personal danger to feed him misinformation, as Elgrin had been ordered to kill her by Shesh. However, in his admiration for Quee, he found the strength to resist his conditioning and was rescued and healed by Cilghal. His attraction ended after that, as Quee had left for Coruscant by that time.[12]

Skills and abilities[]

Even from a young age, Quee was considered a genius and a prodigy, particularly in the area of astronomy.[3] Quee was also skilled in the use of droids and computers,[17] as well as being mechanically adept. Her time at Belkadan also gave her a decent knowledge of survival skills and practical knowledge, in addition to her extensive education in the physical sciences. She spoke at least two languages, Basic and Ryl.[9]

Despite her killing of a redcrested cougar and her courage,[3] she was never a warrior and was unskilled with conventional weapons or lightsabers.[1] Quee had some piloting skills,[3] but was not an accomplished pilot. When it was discovered that she was Force-sensitive, Quee received some training in the use of the Force from Jaina Solo. She was a quick study, learning basic telekinesis easily and saved Lando Calrissian's life with the skill.[1] While she was held prisoner by the Yuuzhan Vong, she was able to unconsciously send out a telepathic call for help through the Force, despite having had no training in the use of the Force or even knowing at the time that she was Force-sensitive, whereas Miko Reglia, who was a trained Jedi, failed to do so.[3]

As the war progressed, Quee became one of the New Republic's leading experts on Yuuzhan Vong biotechnology, delving into the field of biology to understand how their creatures and biots worked.[12] Later, after the primary breakthroughs such as yammosk jamming had been developed, she turned to other areas, being trained in infiltration and communications in preparation for setting up resistance cells.[14]

Behind the scenes[]

A portrait of Danni Quee from the canceled Knightfall trilogy

Danni Quee first appeared in the first installment of the New Jedi Order series, the 1999 novel The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime, written by R. A. Salvatore. Quee's character appeared numerous times throughout the New Jedi Order series, though her main appearances were in Vector Prime,[3] The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide I: Onslaught,[1] The New Jedi Order: Star by Star,[11] the Enemy Lines duology,[12][13] the Force Heretic trilogy,[5][15][16] and the The New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force,[17] published between the years 2000[1] and 2003.[17]

Quee was originally going to be the main character of the canceled Knightfall trilogy, which was to be written by Michael Jan Friedman and to be published in 2001. However, after the first novel was completed, the trilogy was canceled due to the dissatisfaction of Lucasfilm Ltd. and Del Rey regarding how the story was advancing.[19]

In Dark Tide II: Ruin, Danni Quee journeys with Leia Organa Solo to Bastion, where she meets Gilad Pellaeon.[10] However, in Force Heretic I: Remnant, Quee states that she has never met any Imperials.[15] No clarification has been given on this issue. Neither has the discrepancy between Vector Prime and most other New Jedi Order books, which state that Quee's eyes are green,[3] and Dark Nest III: The Swarm War, which states that her eyes are blue, been addressed by Lucasfilm.[6]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide I: Onslaught
  2. 2.0 2.1 Danni Quee is said to be twenty one years old in The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide I: Onslaught, which takes place in 25 ABY, according to The Essential Reader's Companion. Based on this information, Quee's birth date can be placed in 4 ABY.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 Vector Prime
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Official Star Wars Fact File 84
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic II: Refugee
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Dark Nest III: The Swarm War
  7. 7.0 7.1 According to The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime, Danni Quee has already been on Belkadan for three years by the time the events of the novel take place. Vector Prime is set in 25 ABY, according to The Essential Reader's Companion
  8. The Essential Reader's Companion places the events of The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime in 25 ABY.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 WizardsoftheCoast.png "Staring at the Stars" on Wizards.com (original article link, content now obsolete; backup link)
  10. 10.0 10.1 The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide II: Ruin
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 The New Jedi Order: Star by Star
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream
  13. 13.0 13.1 The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand
  14. 14.0 14.1 The New Jedi Order: Destiny's Way
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic I: Remnant
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic III: Reunion
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 The New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force
  18. Dark Nest III: The Swarm War is set in 36 ABY, according to The Essential Reader's Companion
  19. In 2002, Shelly Shapiro revealed that the Knightfall Trilogy had been canceled via a letter to a poster on the JediNet website. The news was posted on numerous fansites, including TheForce.net