Although Darth Maul is arguably the most famous Force user of the Zabrak species, quite a few prominent Zabrak Jedi exist as well. In fact, one of the founders of the Jedi Order is a Zabrak. Several Jedi Council Members and other powerful Jedi are members of the species as well!
A Zabrak is a carnivorous near-human species divided into two subspecies: Iridonian and Dathomirian. A series of small horns crown the head of most Zabrak individuals except for Dathomirian females. Unlike most Zabrak individuals, Dathomirian females lack horns. Since Zabraks are born with two hearts, they are known for exhibiting explosive power and endurance.
Let’s explore all of the Zabrak Jedi in Star Wars.
1. Tyzen Xebec, Clone Wars Jedi Padawan
Tyzen Xebec, a Zabrak male individual, serves the Jedi Order during the waning years of the Galactic Republic. Rodian Jedi Master Bolla Ropal takes on Xebec as his Padawan prior to the outbreak of the Clone Wars.
During one Clone Wars mission, Ropal and Xebec oversee the construction of Jedi Temple of Eedit on the planet Devaron. When Confederate forces swiftly and unexpectedly invade the planet, bounty hunter Cad Bane takes Ropal captive. Bane tortures the Jedi Master for information before killing him. Xebec returns to the Jedi Temple and mourns the loss of his Master.
Eventually, Jedi Keelyvine Reus becomes Xebec’s new Master. When the pair fight in the battle of Battle of Ukio, Xebec uses the Force to throw his lightsaber through the air, slicing through several battle droids in the process. Tyzen Xebec appears in the webcomic The Clone Wars: Act on Instinct (2009).
2. Jedi Zubain Ankonori, Order 66 Fugitive
Jedi Zubain Ankonori, a Zabrak male individual, serves the Jedi Order during the Clone Wars and waning years of the Galactic Republic. After Palpatine enacts Order 66, a clone command to destroy all Jedi, Ankonori manages to escape to the Outer Rim Territories plant Anoat. He, along with three other Jedi, find refuge at the Jedi shrine on the planet.
The Galactic Empire eventually finds the Jedi, however, forcing them to flee. One of the other Jedi remains behind to buy time for Ankonori and the other two Jedi. A Jedi hunting Inquisitor locates and destroys the fugitive Jedi, including Ankonori. Ankonori appears in the mobile game Star Wars: Uprising (2015).
3. Maris Brood, Order 66 Fugitive and Fallen Jedi
Jedi Padawan Maris Brood, a female Zabrak individual, trains as a Jedi around the time of the Clone Wars. Brood’s Master trains her aboard a ship far from Coruscant. Sensing a ripple in the Force due to the simultaneous death of many Jedi, her master leaves to investigate. Although he manages to warn Brood of the Great Jedi Purge, he is never seen again.
Brood vows to enact revenge and destroy the Sith. She crosses paths with Jedi Master Shaak Ti who continues her Jedi training on Felucia. On the planet the pair befriend the native Felucians and attempt to stay hidden away from the Sith and the Empire. Starkiller, Darth Vader’s secret apprentice, tracks down and kills Shaak Ti.
Brood falls into the further despair, turning to the dark side. Starkiller returns to the planet looking for Senator Bail Organa. Organa had come to Felucia to ask Shaak Ti, who he thought was still alive, to help rescue Leia. Brood instead had captured him intended to present him to Vader in exchange for her life. Starkiller defeats Brood in battle. She begs him to let her live, promising to turn away from the dark side. He indeed spares her life. Her ultimate fate is unknown.
Brood wields a signature pair of two red-bladed guard shoto lightsabers, featuring a tonfa style hilt.
4. Agen Kolar, Clone Wars Jedi Council Member
Jedi Master Agen Kolar, a Zabrak male individual, ascends to the rank of Jedi Master during the waning years of the Galactic Republic. After fellow Zabrak Jedi Eeth Koth steps down the Jedi Council, Kolar fills the vacant seat.
Kolar and his apprentice Tan Yuster participate in Mace Windu’s Jedi assault team tasked with rescuing Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Senator Padme Amidala from capture on Geonosis. Although the Jedi and Republic win the battle, Padawan Yuster and many other Jedi perish during the assault. Kolar survives the skirmish.
In 19 BBY, Agen Kolar along with fellow Jedi Council Members Mace Windu, Saesee Tiin and Kit Fisto are tasked with arresting Chancellor Palpatine. Palpatine, a secret Sith Lord, swiftly dispatches Kolar and Tiin with his red bladed lightsaber as the group confronts him.
5. Ters Sendon, Founding Member of the Jedi Order
In the wake of the ancient Force Wars, Zabrak Jedi Master Tes Sendon along with Garon Jard, Rajivari, and Cala Brin found the Jedi Order. Well traveled throughout the galaxy, Sendon believes a Jedi must be willing to both share knowledge with others while being open to learning from other individuals and cultures as well. He becomes a chronicler of the newly established Jedi Order, viewing the thoughtful collection of knowledge and wisdom as a vital role for newly established Order.
Millennia later after the Great Galactic War, Padawans train on the Jedi Temple on Tython with the holograms of Sendon and the other founding members of the Order.
6. Kao Cen Darach, Old Republic Jedi Battlemaster
Jedi Master Kao Cen Darach, a Zabrak male individual, earns the title of Jedi Battlemaster during the Old Republic era. The Jedi Order entrusts Darach with overseeing lightsaber training at the Jedi Order. He also takes on Satele Shan as a Padawan.
In 3681 BBY, Sith Lord Vindican and his apprentice Malgus launch a surprise attach on a Republic space station. Darach and Shan are aboard the station at the time of attack. The space station is orbiting the ancestral Sith homeworld Korriban. The two Sith Lords confront and attack the two Jedi.
During the contentious battle, Darach instructs his Padawan to leave. Before she boards a departing ship, Shan tosses her blue lightsaber to Darach. He wields the weapon alongside his own against the two Sith. After Darach wounds Vindican, his apprentice becomes reinvigorated with rage. Malgus eventually strikes down Darach before turning to his injured master Vindican and striking him down as well.
7. Eeth Koth, Clone Wars Jedi Council Member Who Leaves the Order and Gets Married
Jedi Master Eeth Koth, a Zabrak male individual, serves on the Jedi Council during the early years of the Clone Wars. Although Koth survives the First Battle of Geonisis, the deadly inaugural battle of the Clone Wars, Separatist General Grievious captures the Jedi Master in 21 BBY. He eventually escapes with help of Jedi Generals Obi-Wan Kenobi, Adi Gallia, and Anakin Skywalker along along with Republic forces.
He is later forced to give up his seat on the Jedi Council. Fellow Zabrak Jedi Master fills the vacant seat on the Council. Meanwhile, Koth decides to to leave the Jedi Order and eventually marries a Zabrak woman named Mira and they have a child together.
Due to leaving the Jedi Order, Koth escapes death during the initial stages of Order 66 and the Great Jedi Purge. Darth Vader and a group of Jedi hunting Inquisitors hunt him down, however. Vader defeats Koth in a lightsaber duel and the Inquisitors take the baby from Mira. Although Mira manages to escape, her husband dies and baby is kidnapped in the assault.
8. Jedi Wolf Sazen, Legacy Era Jedi Master and Mentor to Cade Skywalker
A Legacy era Jedi Master in Star Wars Legends, Wolf Sazen is a skilled lightsaber duelist and member of the New Jedi Order. Strong and determined, Sazen trusts in the Force fully and spends a lot of time meditating. A skilled warrior, Sazen maintains a calm composure even during heated battle. He trains Cade Skywalker and Shado Vao as Jedi.
In his early years Sazen trains as a Jedi under Kol Skywalker, Cade Skywalker’s father. When Darth Krayt’s forces attack the Jedi Academy, Sazen becomes severely injured, but manages to escape and go into hiding for several years. He battles Darth Krayt and the One Sith Empire for many years. Ultimately, he dies in a battle against Darth Stryfe where both individuals manage to land simultaneous deadly strike against each other. Sazen becomes one with the Force shortly afterwards.
SEE ALSO List of All Jedi by Species