- "Oh, how I've waited for you, Jedi. Hundreds and hundreds of years trapped here, waiting for another Jedi."
"Let me loose and I'll bring my Jedi friends. We can have a party."
- ―Rajine and Mace Windu
Rajine was a countess and Jedi who lived during the final centuries of the Galactic Republic. Additionally, she was an energy vampire and was capable of draining an individual's life-force. Eventually, the Jedi Knight Samuro recognized the threat that Rajine posed and imprisoned her in a city on a remote planet. After Samuro died while erecting a Force barrier over the world, rendering Rajine unable to leave the city, she took Samuro's protocol droid, Z-18, for herself.
Over a span of hundreds of years, Rajine used her ability of draining her victims' life-forces to turn them into mindless zombies under her service. During the Clone Wars, Jedi Master Mace Windu visited Rajine's city in search of the Alpha-2 Squad of clone troopers, which had gone missing there. When Windu entered the city, she began to slowly drain the Jedi's life-force, and imprisoned him. However, Z-18 freed Windu and gave him Samuro's holocron. Windu confronted Rajine and used the holocron to recite an incantation that freed the life-forces of the zombies under the Countess's control. The zombies turned against Rajine, killing her and ending her threat to the Jedi.
Biography[edit | edit source]
- Rajine: "What is that?"
- Windu: "A message from the past."
- Samuro's holocron: "Hello, Rajine. If you are listening to this, it means a Jedi has found you. I alone was not strong enough to destroy the evil that you are. I could only contain you. I was only able to trap you here, but not only you—all of the victims whose life-forces you have drained. All of their life-forces are trapped here with you. As a Jedi I cannot seek revenge, but all of these lives are quite vengeful. They are lost. Alone I could only trap you, but with another Jedi to speak the words of banishment your doom is sealed…the words to awaken the lost…"
- ―Rajine, Mace Windu, and Samuro's holocron[src]
Countess Rajine was a female Jedi who served the Jedi Order during the final centuries of the Galactic Republic. As an energy vampire, she was capable of draining the life-forces of individuals. The Jedi Knight Samuro eventually recognized the threat that Rajine posed and imprisoned the Countess and her victims in a city on a remote world. Samuro died using the Force to raise a barrier that ensured that Rajine and her victims would never be able to leave the city. The deceased Jedi Knight's Force powers kept Rajine and her victims confined in the city over a span of several centuries. During her confinement, Rajine kept Samuro's lightsaber and Jedi holocron, and additionally claimed Samuro's protocol droid, Z-18, for herself. Over the years, Rajine continued to drain the life-forces out of sentients, turning them into mindless zombies to do her bidding.
Hundreds of years later, during the Clone Wars, the Jedi Master Mace Windu arrived at Rajine's planet in search of the Alpha-2 Squad of clone troopers, whose last transmission had come from the city in which Rajine was imprisoned. When Windu was escorted into the city by Z-18, Rajine began to drain his life-force. While investigating the city, Windu found that the clones were dead and was subsequently captured by Rajine's zombies. After imprisoning him, the Countess confronted Windu and informed him that she had waited centuries for another Jedi to arrive on her world. The Jedi Master found that he was unable to summon his lightsaber to him with the Force, and Rajine informed him that it was because she had been draining his life-force from the instant that he crossed the city's front gate. She revealed that she intended to gather all of Windu's life-force and use it to escape the planet. Rajine tried to convince Windu to succumb to her life-draining abilities, but the Jedi recognized that she was an energy vampire and insulted her. Rajine remarked that she would live longer than he would and took Windu's lightsaber, leaving and ordering Z-18 to follow her.
When she later discovered that Windu had escaped, Rajine sent her zombies to look for him throughout the city. After finding him, Rajine punched Windu, knocking the Jedi to the ground. She also destroyed Z-18—who had freed the Jedi—using Windu's lightsaber, remarking that she should not have kept the droid after Samuro died. Windu then activated Samuro's holocron, which had been given to him by Z-18. The holocron's image of Samuro spoke to the Countess and revealed that she would be defeated when the image and Windu spoke the "words of banishment." After Samuro's image and Windu recited the incantation, the zombies' wills were restored to them. When she ordered them to kill Windu, Rajine's victims turned against her and killed her.
Personality and traits[edit | edit source]
- "And you, Z-18! I should never have let you stick around after Samuro died!"
"Never disobey me!"
- ―Rajine destroys Z-18
The energy vampire Rajine once served the Jedi Order as a Jedi. However, the Jedi Knight Samuro recognized the threat she posed. After she and her victims were imprisoned on the remote world by Samuro, Rajine was determined to escape. She eagerly awaited the day when another Jedi would come to her world. When she spoke with Mace Windu, she taunted the Jedi Master and his abilities with the Force, referring to the Force powers as "Jedi magic." Rajine treated the droid Z-18 as an irritant and frequently talked down to him. After she discovered that Z-18 had freed Windu, Rajine destroyed the droid.
Powers and abilities[edit | edit source]
- "As soon as you crossed the front gate, I began to drain your life-force. And once I have absorbed it all, I will have the power to escape this prison! You look tired. Don't fight it. Just give in…you can't win."
"An energy vampire. I should have guessed. Nothing more than a parasite."
- ―Rajine and Mace Windu
Before being imprisoned on a remote world by Jedi Knight Samuro, Rajine served as a Jedi. As an energy vampire, she was capable of draining the life-forces of individuals. She turned her victims into zombies and managed to retain control of them for several hundred centuries. She also used Mace Windu's lightsaber to destroy the droid Z-18.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Rajine was introduced in the short comic No Way Out, which was one of four stories compiled in the ninth volume of the Clone Wars Adventures trade paperback. The character was drawn by brothers Matthew and Shawn Fillbach, who also scripted No Way Out. Rajine later received an entry in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia.