"Apprentice — do you know why your Master had to die?"
"Because you ordered it, Master."
― Darth Krayt and Darth Talon
Star Wars as a whole is ripe with lore. Whether it is the movies, which are canonical to the franchise's lore, the books, or even the comics that serve as the "Extended Universe," where various Sith Lords, Jedi Knights, and even soldiers served throughout the history of the universe. This includes names such as Darth Talon and Darth Nihl, who served as two of the most powerful Sith Lords of their time under the servitude of Darth Krayt.
While she seems unknown to many, Darth Talon is one of the fiercest of the Sith Lords to have ever existed in the #StarWars Extended universe. It doesn't matter whether or not she actually existed or what she did, but who she is served a bit more important within the franchise's long run. This isn't limited to, however, her involvement with Cade Skywalker and her time with him as both his lover and Sith apprentice.
Darth Talon's Want to Serve the Sith Knows No Bounds
While many know the tenacity of Sith Lords such as Darth Bane, Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vander, and now Kylo Ren, there are others that heavily served within the shadows of the Extended Universe, which would perfectly serve the series, and could even further invest into the new series of movies where they are now.
Among them comes a member of the One Sith under the name of Darth Talon. In the One Sith, Darth Talon served as a personal assassin for the Emperor and Sith Lord Darth Krayt. Trained as a child to be a Sith Lord, Darth Talon finished her training after many years, and slew her former mentor in cold blood under Darth Krayt. With her dedication at hand, Talon was anointed as a Sith Lord of the One Sith.
Not only did her power arise from a lifetime of training, it was furthered by her desire to serve under Darth Krayt alongside Darth Nihilus and Darth Maladi, among many other.
She Never Gives Up On The Hunt
As a member of the One Sith, Darth Talon was not one to give up on her hunt. Due to her failure to capture Princess Marasiah Fel because of Cade Skywalker, Darth Talon went to every way possible to ensure she would find her mark. Through her hunt to take down Emperor Roan Fel, Darth Talon went to every means necessary, including killing Princess Fel's personal mentor and guardian by the name of Elke Vetter. That, of course, didn't happen till after cutting off Vetter's arm and leg to obtain what information she needed about the princess' whereabouts.
She even attempted sabotage of a Jedi ship after sending the planet Vendaxo's wild life after them. Due to her failure to kill Princess Fel, Darth Talon's life was spared, and ultimately, her orders were to hunt down Cade Skywalker. The ultimate goal would be to turn the last scion of the Skywalker bloodline into a Sith Lord due to his ability to control the Force.
Her Uniqueness As A Powerful Female Figure
While Star Wars has a fair share of strong female characters, Darth Talon is among the top of them due to her formidable abilities as a Sith Lord. Darth Talon displayed her prowess as a warrior, an assassin, and even opened herself up to Cade Skywalker, which showed a possible light side to her.
While her appeal to many can be as sexual, Darth Talon stands proud of who she is and displays her loyalty to her cause. While the same can be said about renowned characters such as #Rey, Princess Leia, Ashoka Tano, Aayla Secura, and many others, Darth Talon is one of the lesser-known characters who could potentially stand as a strong figure within the Star Wars universe thanks to the Galactic Empire in the new trilogy.
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While she sticks out for many Sith fans, do you see her being possible within the new universes, or do you think she's too unique for the canonical universe?