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Rosh Penin
Rosh Penin
Physical description
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Hair color

Black

Eye color

Brown

Cybernetics

Prosthetic left arm

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

New Republic era

Affiliation
Known masters
"So, did I win?"
―Rosh Penin — (audio)Listen (file info)

Rosh Penin was a Human male Jedi student at the Jedi Praxeum located on Yavin 4 after the fall of the Galactic Empire. He was trained in the ways of the Force by Kyle Katarn.

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Biography

In 14 ABY, Penin was heading to the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4. On the way to the Praxeum, he met Jaden Korr, and the two eventually developed a friendship. While heading to the Praxeum on Yavin 4, the shuttle was attacked by the Disciples of Ragnos, though the attack was merely a distraction so they could access Luke Skywalker's personal records.

After recovering from the shuttle crash, Penin and Korr teamed up in order to reach the Massassi Temple. Korr went on ahead after witnessing stormtroopers patrolling the perimeter of the Temple and quickly dispatched them, along with a Sith cultist. Korr was then knocked unconscious with the Scepter of Ragnos by Tavion Axmis. Penin then went for help and brought Luke Skywalker and Kyle Katarn back with him, who afterward took Penin and Korr back to the Praxeum. After arriving, Penin and Korr were assigned Katarn as their Master. During a training exercise, Penin set a lightsaber training droid on Korr in order to provide a distraction so he would be able to complete the course before Korr. When Korr reached the end of the course, Katarn chastised Penin, saying the droid would have killed Korr had it been set to Luke's training regiment. Penin apologized to Korr, an apology which Korr hesitantly accepted.

Penin often felt that Katarn was holding him back, and as a result grew arrogant and impatient. Eventually, Penin was assigned to investigate Byss, where he was captured by the Disciples of Ragnos. At first, he was afraid he would be killed, but instead of killing him, they took advantage of his fear to convert him to the dark side. Penin's naiveté and lust for power made it easy for the Cult to turn him, and he became an apprentice to Axmis, leader of the Disciples of Ragnos.

Rosh, fallen to the dark side.

On Vjun, Penin, Axmis, and the Kothos Twins led the Cult's operations in Bast Castle in order to siphon the Force energies that were stored there. Katarn and Korr arrived on Vjun, intent on stopping the cultists, but were separated. Korr later located and confronted Penin in Vader's throne room, where Penin, with the aid of the Twins, dueled Korr. Penin and Korr were evenly matched until Korr managed to kill the Twins. He soon after disarmed Penin just as Katarn arrived. Before they were able to apprehend Penin, Axmis intervened. She disabled Katarn and Korr with Force lightning, and afterward revealed that she had taken Penin as her new apprentice. Axmis ripped Korr's lightsaber from him with the Force, threw it at the ceiling and brought the weakened structure down on the Jedi with the Scepter of Ragnos. She then used the ensuing chaos to escape with Penin in tow. Katarn used the Force to prevent the ceiling from crashing down on top of them while Korr used Katarn's lightsaber to create an exit.

Kyle Katarn meets up with Penin after Korr defeated Alora.

Some time later, Penin repented and tried to turn from the dark side while on Taspir III with Alora, Tavion's other apprentice. He sent a distress signal to the Jedi Praxeum. Katarn and Korr arrived on Taspir III and began searching for Penin. Korr eventually located Penin, who begged for forgiveness for attacking Korr on Vjun. Korr's anger at Penin revealed itself once again, and he came close to striking down his friend. Katarn communicated with Korr through the Force and pleaded with Korr to deactivate his lightsaber. Korr relented, though Alora, who had been watching from a distance, attacked Korr. During the battle, Alora managed to sever Penin's arm due to his disloyalty, after which Korr struck her down. Katarn arrived soon after and brought Penin back to the Praxeum. While there, Penin is depicted to be testing his new prosthetic left arm which looks identical to his original. When he moves it mechanical sounds are heard which confirms that it was a prosthetic.

Behind the scenes

Rosh Penin was portrayed by Jason Marsden. In the beginning of the game, Rosh wields a yellow-bladed training lightsaber; after he turned to the Dark side, he was given a red-bladed lightsaber by Tavion.

Rosh's character has been the subject of intense criticism and hatred, most of the Jedi Knight community feels he is an annoying, unnecessary character. In many Jedi Academy fan videos he is constantly antagonized and often killed by the other characters.

Alternate ending

The following is from the non-canonical ending of the game.

After Jaden found Rosh on Taspir III, Jaden gave into his hatred and anger, and decided to kill Rosh. Rosh begged Jaden to let go of his anger before he attacks him. Jaden ignored his request and plunged a lightsaber through his torso, mortally wounding him. Jaden then killed Alora and fled to Korriban. Kyle arrived just as Rosh was dying and told him that in turning back to the light, he became a full Jedi.

Appearances

  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

Sources


This article uses material from the "Rosh Penin" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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Rosh Penin
Rosh Penin
Homeworld

Corellia

Born

9 BBY (26), Naboo

Died

40 ABY

Physical description
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Height

1.79 meters

Hair color

Black

Eye color

Brown

Cybernetics

Prosthetic left arm

Chronological and political information
Era(s)
Affiliation
Known masters
"The one thing that I have learned is that cheating hurts those whom have been cheated."
—Rosh Penin talking to fellow students at the Jedi Academy

Rosh Penin was a Human male Jedi Knight born on the unspoiled planet Naboo in 9 BBY. Rosh spent most of his life on the Capital planet Corellia which was the Capital planet of the Corellian system. Rosh Penin was trained in the ways of the Force at the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin IV. Rosh’s career as a Jedi was not what his former master Kyle Katarn had foreseen. Rosh always wanted to have his way, even if it meant cheating as seen when he set loose an ASP-19 battle droid on Jaden Korr. Rosh traveled on missions that were assigned to him by Luke Skywalker. However, while on a mission to Byss, Rosh was seduced to the dark side by Tavion Axmis and sent to the acidic planet Vjun to drain the dark force energy that resided there after the occupation of Darth Vader. After Rosh was defeated by his old friend Jaden, Tavion took her former apprentice Rosh and ordered her other apprentice Alora to take Rosh to the planet Taspir III which was covered with mountainous crags divided by lava as a captive in order to seduce Jaden. When Rosh saw his old friend Jaden, Rosh started to convince Jaden that he was telling the truth. However, Rosh was unable to convince Jaden because of the anger that was clouding Jaden's mind. It was then that their master Kyle Katarn was able to convince Jaden that Rosh was telling the truth. Alora, looking with disgust, attacked Jaden, leaving Rosh minus a left arm. After Alora was slayed, Rosh was taken to the medical facility at the Jedi Academy on Yavin IV. Immediately after Luke Skywalker had talked with Rosh, Jaden got permission from Luke Skywalker to train Rosh, not only through lightsaber training and retuning his Force Powers, but also through discipline. Rosh Penin’s training ended the year prior to the Yuuzhan Vong War. However, Rosh decided to fight along side his friend during the war with the Yuuzhan Vong. The only notable battle against the Yuuzhan Vong that Rosh fought in was the first battle of Coruscant. However, Rosh fought against the Yuuzhan Vong until the end of the war.

Rosh Penin later attended in Mara Jade Skywalker's funeral when he was later slayed by Darth Caedus in 40 ABY during Mara Jade Skywalker's funeral on Coruscant.

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Biography

Rough road to Adulthood

Rosh's childhood is not clearly known, not even to the New Jedi Order. In 9 BBY, Rosh Penin was born on the unspoiled planet of Naboo. Rosh grew up to be a person that was considered by people who knew him to be too self-centered. However, Rosh was too late to fix the problem of being self-centered until in 14 ABY when Rosh was picked up by the shuttle that was bound for the Jedi Academy on Yavin IV. Rosh's problem changed when he befriended fellow Jedi initiate Jaden Korr aboard a transport shuttle that was carrying not only Rosh and Jaden but also other fellow Jedi initiates.

First Encounter with the Disciples of Ragnos

Broken friendship

Fourteen years after the battle of Yavin, Rosh and Jaden were sitting patiently, Rosh introduced himself to Jaden, and the two eventually developed a friendship. While heading to the Praxeum on Yavin 4, the shuttle was attacked by the Disciples of Ragnos, though the attack was merely a distraction so they could access Luke Skywalker's personal records. After recovering from the shuttle crash, Rosh and Jaden teamed up in order to reach the Massassi Temple. Jaden went on ahead after spotting stormtroopers patrolling the area of the Temple and quickly slayed them, along with a Force-sensitive Sith cultist. Jaden was then knocked unconscious with the Scepter of Ragnos by Tavion Axmis. Rosh saw Jaden fall to the ground, and then he went for help and came back with Luke Skywalker and Kyle Katarn, who afterward took Rosh and Jaden back to the Praxeum. After arriving, Rosh and Jaden were assigned to Kyle as his students. During a training exercise, Rosh set loose a lightsaber training droid on Jaden in order to slow him down so that he would be able to complete the course before Jaden. When Jaden reached the end of the course, Kyle chastised Rosh, saying the droid would have killed Korr had it been set to Luke's training regiment. Rosh apologized to Jaden, an apology which Jaden paused before accepting it.

Fall to the Dark Side

Rosh Penin as a Dark Jed.

Rosh was often frustrated that Kyle was delaying his training, and as a result he became arrogant and impatient. Eventually, Rosh was given orders to investigate Byss, where he was later captured by the Disciples of Ragnos. At first, he was scared he would be slayed by the cult, but instead of slaying him, they took advantage of his fear to seduce him to the dark side. Rosh's naiveté attitude and crave for power made it easy for the Cult to turn him, and he became an apprentice to Tavion, leader of the Disciples of Ragnos. On the lava planet of Vjun, Rosh, Tavion, and the Kothos Twins led the cult into Bast Castle in order to drain the Force energies that were stored there. Kyle and Jaden arrived on Vjun, with the intent to stop the cultists, but were separated when Kyle landed unharmed after he had lost his footing but unable to catch up to Jaden. Jaden later located and confronted Rosh in Vader's throne room, where Rosh, with the aid of the Twins, attempted to slay Jaden. Rosh and Jaden were on par with each other until Jaden found a way to defeat his old friend and killed the Twins. He overpowered and disarmed Rosh just as Kyle arrived. Before they were able to capture Rosh, Tavion intervened. She stunned Kyle and Jaden with Force lightning, and afterward proclaimed that she had taken Rosh as her new apprentice. Tavion pulled Jaden's lightsaber from him with the Force, threw it at the ceiling and brought the weakened structure down on the Jedi with the Scepter of Ragnos. She then escaped with Rosh in her arm. Kyle used the Force to prevent the ceiling from crashing down on top of them while Jaden used his master's lightsaber to create a hole as a means for escape.

Redemption

Some time later, Rosh regretted what he had done and tried to turn from the dark side while on Taspir III with Alora, Tavion's other apprentice. He sent a distress signal to the Jedi Praxeum. Once Kyle and Jaden received the distress signal, they diparted to Taspir III. Once there, Kyle decided that it was better for them to separate to make the search for Rosh quicker than originally planned. Jaden eventually located Rosh, who begged for forgiveness for attacking Jaden on Vjun. Jaden's anger at Rosh returned once again, and he came close to slaying his old friend. Kyle telepathically communicated with Jaden and pleaded with him to deactivate his lightsaber. Jaden released the stress that was burning in him, though Alora, who had been watching from a distance, attacked Jaden. During the battle, Alora managed to incapacitate Rosh by cutting off his left arm due to his disloyalty to the cult, after which Jaden struck her down. Kyle arrived soon after and brought Rosh back to a medical facility where he was given a prosthetic arm to replace the one that Alora severed on Taspir III.

Yuuzhan Vong War

Attack of the Peace Brigade

After the Disciple of Ragnos crisis, Rosh completed his training a year prior to the most devastating war which was the Yuuzhan Vong War. In 26 ABY, Jaden and Rosh were assigned to help defend the Jedi children as they were being evacuated off of Yavin IV. Jaden and Rosh ignited there lightsabers and helped fend off the ominous Peace Brigade which was an elite Yuuzhan Vong force, but as they saw that the Peace Brigade was overrunning the Jedi Praxeum, they were told by fellow Jedi, that were escaping the eminent doom, that there was no hope in defeating the huge and ominous presence. Rosh and Jaden departed from Yavin iV and flew to Ossus where they listened to Luke Skywalker as he briefed them on their new assignment; their new assignment was to defend Coruscant at all costs.

Defending Coruscant

In 27 ABY, Rosh and Jaden arrived on Jaden's home planet Coruscant in order to prevent the Yuuzhan Vong from capturing and terraforming, which was what happened. Rosh and his master Jaden Korr ignited their lightsabers and fought against groups of Yuuzhan Vong warriors. Rosh realized as he fought with the warriors, that the staff that the warriors utilized could not be damaged by a single lightsaber blade. He decided to try to outmaneuver the warriors with the skills that Jaden had taught him. Hours passed, Rosh and Jaden, realizing that the planet was doomed, made their escape by utilized Force Repulse and Force Speed in order to get to their personal transportation and fly away from what could have been their death. Two years later, Rosh and Jaden returned to Coruscant to recapture the planet.

Recapturing Coruscant

Two years after the first battle of Coruscant, Jaden and Rosh, along with their landing party, arrived at the gate of the Yuuzhan Vong Citadel which was the gate to the palace that had the capability of returning to space if need arose. Once they stood in front of the gate, they were confronted by Slayers who then showed them into the Citadel, not knowing what the Slayers were actually used for. As the Slayers charged toward the landing party, the Jedi ignited their lightsabers and held their ground. Minutes later, Rosh saw his master being apprehended by a small group of Slayers, and he attempted to rescue Jaden, but he found himself lying on his back. After Rosh was rescued by his master Jaden Korr, Rosh and his master continued to fight against the Yuuzhan Vong until the peace between the Yuuzhan Vong and the galaxy was announced.

Jedi Knight

The war with the Yuuzhan Vong was indeed the most devastating war that the New Republic had seen, and the cost of lives were high, it also had cost a few of the Jedi the opportunity to protect the New Republic as Jedi Knights of the New Jedi Order. As for the friendship between Rosh and his friend and master Jaden, their friendship held fast against the tides of the war with the Yuuzhan Vong. Rosh achieve the rank of Jedi Knight, and he also received new Jedi attire.

Fate met at the hands of Darth Caedus

Eleven years after the war with the Yuuzhan Vong, as the funeral for Luke Skywalker's wife Mara Jade Skywalker proceeded, the funeral was interrupted as Darth Caedus, formally known as Jacen Solo, was battling a small group of Jedi including Kyle Katarn, Rosh rushed and helped fend Caedus off, but Caedus' blade met its mark. Rosh passed on into the Force after watching for a few brief seconds of his old friend Jaden confronting Caedus.

Legacy

Even though Rosh Penin had a brush with the dark side, Rosh's peers saw how he had matured into a wise Jedi. The story of Rosh's life was later written down by the Jedi historian of the New Jedi Order Tionne Solusar which was then read by Jedi initiates decades after Rosh's death. Rosh left behind his lightsaber which was later destroyed during the attack of the Jedi Academy on Ossus in 66 ABY.

Personality and traits

Rosh Penin was at first considered by his peers to be a person that had too much pride. However, years after his brief alliance with the Disciples of Ragnos and his rough road to redemption, Rosh was once again considered by his peers to be understanding and less full of pride.

Powers and abilities

Throughout the years of training, Rosh was considered by his friends and his peers to be a moderate Force user. Under Jaden Korr's teaching, Rosh mastered most of his core Force abilities and some of the other Force powers that would be useful to him. He demonstrated a remarkable level of telekinesis when he used the Force to repel Yuuzhan Vong warriors during the first battle of Coruscant, and showed strong abilities in the areas of Force speed when he and Jaden ran to their personal transports. But perhaps the most incredible of Rosh's abilities was maturing into a wise Jedi after he learned his lesson in controlling his emotions. Throughout his lifetime, Rosh learned the Force powers that he knew; ranging from Force Protection, Force Healing, Mind trick, and Force Absorb to Force drain, Force Rage, Force choke, and Force lightning.

Rosh was moderately skilled with a lightsaber, echoing the medium, the fast and strong styles that his master Jaden Korr had learned at the start of his training.

Behind the scenes

In the game Star Wars Jedi Knight:Jedi Academy, Rosh Penin's voice is provided by Jason Marsden. Rosh starts out in the beginning of the game with a yellow-bladed training lightsaber. But later on in the game, Tavion seduces Rosh and gives him a red-bladed lightsaber. After the Disciples of Ragnos crisis, Rosh decided to stick with a yellow-bladed lightsaber because he had yet to show the confidence needed that both the New Jedi Order and Luke Skywalker were wanting.

Appearances

Rosh Penin during the Disciples of Ragnos Crisis in 14 ABY
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight:Jedi Academy (First appearance)

This article uses material from the "Rosh Penin" article on the Star Wars Fanon wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.







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