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"He was killed early on in the war. It was hard to suppress my emotions—the rage I felt at his passing. And I understand your guilt, too. I was supposed to be his partner that day. But instead, the Council sent me on a separate mission. I always felt that if I had been there, I could have saved Master Tholme."
―Quinlan Vos[src]

Tholme was a male Jedi Master who trained Quinlan Vos.

Biography[]

Tholme was a member of the Jedi Order and became a Jedi Master prior to the First Battle of Geonosis, taking on Quinlan Vos as his Padawan learner.[2]

According to one conspiracy theory, during the Clone Wars, Tholme sent a contingent of ARC troopers to investigate a Separatist base on Ossus. The unit allegdly infiltrated the base and recovered numerous artifacts before calling in an airstrike.[3]

At some point during the war, Tholme fought in a military engagement between the Grand Army of the Republic and Confederacy of Independent Systems, having been assigned to partake in the battle by the Jedi High Council. His apprentice wished to accompany him, but the Council had assigned him to another mission. During the battle, Tholme engaged in a duel with the Sith apprentice Asajj Ventress, an agent of the Confederate leader Count Dooku. Though a close match, it was Ventress who prevailed, and Tholme was killed. Vos became enraged after learning of his master's demise.[2]

In 19 BBY, Vos fell in love with Ventress after she had been expelled from her service to Dooku, whom the pair had been ordered to assassinate by the Jedi Council. Unaware that Ventress had killed Tholme, Vos would later uncover the truth after being captured by Dooku who claimed that Ventress acted against his orders to kill Tholme in an attempt to lure Vos to the dark side.[2]

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Equipment[]

Tholme wielded a green-bladed lightsaber.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

In official Star Wars canon, the character of Tholme was first referenced in the 2015 novel Dark Disciple.[2] He originated in the Star Wars Legends continuity, being created by noted author John Ostrander for the Star Wars: Republic comic book series; the character first appeared in a 2001 story arc entitled Darkness. In the Legends continuity, Tholme survived the Clone Wars and did not die until later, with his funeral pyre being erected on the planet Anzat.

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Notes and references[]

  1. The battle between Tholme and Asajj Ventress seen in Dark Disciple occurs during the Clone Wars, meaning the battle takes place some time after the First Battle of Geonosis seen in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, which the Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 22 BBY. Furthermore, AltayaCite.svg "Boba Fett and Other Characters of the Underworld" – Star Wars Encyclopedia establishes that the engagement was fought before the Battle of Christophsis, which is also dated to 22 BBY by Galactic Atlas. Therefore, the battle between Tholme and Ventress, including Tholme's death, must take place in 22 BBY.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 Dark Disciple
  3. Nexus of Power
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