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This article is about the Yuuzhan Vong leader. You may be looking for another use of the title overlord.

The Supreme Overlord was the grand leader of the Yuuzhan Vong and the Head of State of their Empire.

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Overview

Essentially a god-king, the Supreme Overlord was the Yuuzhan Vong's link to their Gods, and the only one capable of addressing Yun-Yuuzhan. Succession was not hereditary, and future Overlords were chosen from a pool of candidates whose births were signified by omens, prophecy, and noble lineage. The birth of twins was very rare among the Yuuzhan Vong; in each case, the twins would fight to the death at age seven, with the victor later becoming Supreme Overlord.

All of the candidates were trained in all aspects of Yuuzhan Vong society, and each treated as if he was the heir apparent. The Supreme Overlord often assumed power through the murder of the current Overlord. The Overlords wore ceremonial robes made from the flayed and preserved flesh of Steng, the first Warmaster, and Yo'gand, the first Supreme Overlord, who battled each other in the Cremlevian War which united the Yuuzhan Vong. On their ascension, the Supreme Overlord was ritually scarred and modified, sacrificing several external organs and limbs to make him resemble Yun-Yuuzhan.

Politically, the Overlord held authority and power as Head of State/Government (Intendant caste), Commander-in-Chief (Warrior caste), and supreme religious leader (Priest caste), standing higher than the High Prefect, Warmaster, and Most High Priest.

Shimrra Jamaane was thought to be the final Supreme Overlord—it was he who instigated the invasion of the galaxy a millennium after the Yuuzhan Vong left their primordial homeworld in ruins to seek out a new home. It transpired, however, that Shimrra was but a puppet, controlled by the true power behind the throne, Onimi. The true Supreme Overlord was killed by Jacen Solo onboard Onimi's escape capsule over Coruscant. Following the deaths of Onimi and Shimrra, the Yuuzhan Vong were without a Supreme Overlord for the first time in their history.

Alternate styles of address

  • Supreme One
  • God-Chosen
  • Most Potent and Powerful One
  • Great Lord
  • August Lord
  • Dread Lord

List of known Supreme Overlords

Appearances

  • Boba Fett: A Practical Man (Mentioned only)
  • Dark Tide II: Ruin (First mentioned)
  • Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial (Mentioned only)
  • Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse (Mentioned only)
  • Balance Point (Mentioned only)
  • Edge of Victory I: Conquest (Mentioned only)
  • Edge of Victory II: Rebirth (First appearance)
  • Star by Star
  • Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand (Mentioned only)
  • Destiny's Way
  • Ylesia
  • Force Heretic I: Remnant (Mentioned only)
  • Force Heretic II: Refugee
  • Or Die Trying
  • Force Heretic III: Reunion
  • The Final Prophecy
  • The Unifying Force

Sources

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