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Ulic Qel-Droma was a male Jedi Knight whose life was recounted in the quasi-historical Qel-Droma Epics. According to the myths, after Qel-Droma's Master was killed by the Krath, Qel-Droma volunteered to infiltrate and destroy the Krath. However, he was corrupted, turning to the dark side of the Force on Empress Teta, and took over the Krath alongside fellow fallen Jedi Exar Kun. Qel-Droma eventually turned away from the dark side and was redeemed by being cut off from the Force. During his time as a Jedi, he wielded a lightsaber with a powerful yellow-green blade.[2]

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Behind the scenes[]

Conception and development[]

"There's somewhat of a connection to Luke. As a matter of fact, Ulic is sort of an anagram of Luke. This guy ends up going totally over to the dark side. So the idea is, we take the young, idealistic hero, don't make him look like Skywalker, make him a different person, but the definite type—the impulsive, young warrior who's very sure of himself."
―Tom Veitch, to interviewer Ilene Rosenberg[src]

Ulic Qel-Droma in the Star Wars Legends continuity

Ulic Qel-Droma was first mentioned in the new Star Wars canon in the Nexus of Power, a sourcebook for Fantasy Flight Games' Star Wars: Force and Destiny roleplaying game published in March 17, 2016.[2]

The character Ulic Qel-Droma originally appeared in the Star Wars Legends continuity in the first issue of the comic series Tales of the Jedi, written by Tom Veitch, penciled by Chris Gossett, and published by Dark Horse Comics[3] on October 1, 1993.[4] Although that comic issue was Qel-Droma's first actual appearance, he was first mentioned in Lost for Over 300 Years, an endnotes by Tom Veitch printed in the back of Dark Empire 5.[5]

Star Wars: The Clone Wars[]

Concept sketches of Ulic Qel-Droma, Odan-Urr, and Nomi Sunrider

Ulic Qel-Droma appeared in the unused concept sketch by Wayne Lo titled "Jedi Temple stained glass art sketches" for the second season of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series. It was included in the The Art of Star Wars: The Clone Wars booklet, released with the Star Wars: The Clone Wars Seasons 1-5 Collector's Edition. The sketch also depicted Odan-Urr and Nomi Sunrider.[6]

Jedi Temple stained glass concept art

The complete artwork of Ulic Qel-Droma and Nomi Sunrider was included in the production journal of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Two.[7] The art depicted Nomi Sunrider severing Ulic Qel-Droma's connection to the Force from the sixth issue of the comic book miniseries Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi — The Sith War.[8] Part of this specific stained glass window can be seen in the episode of second season "Lightsaber Lost," with most of the composition being off-screen.[9]

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Notes and references[]

  1. According to Nexus of Power, the Qel-Droma Epics dates the destruction of Ossus to approximately 4000 years before the Imperial Era. As the Epics also say that Ossus's destruction took place one thousand years after the Great Hyperspace War, it could be calculated that the war occurred approximately 5000 years before the Imperial Era. Nexus of Power also establishes that Ulic Qel-Droma and Exar Kun were active in the millennium following the Great Hyperspace War. Therefore, Ulic Qel-Droma must have been active approximately 4000 years before the Imperial Era.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Nexus of Power
  3. Tales of the Jedi 1
  4. HorselessHeadman.svg Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi #1 (of 5) on Dark Horse Comics' official website (backup link)
  5. "Lost for Over 300 Years"—Dark Empire 5
  6. The Art of Star Wars: The Clone WarsStar Wars: The Clone Wars Seasons 1-5 Collector's Edition
  7. Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Two
  8. Tales of the Jedi – The Sith War 6
  9. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lightsaber Lost"
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