Ven Zallow Respect Thread

"May the Force be with you all."

Ven Zallow was a Human male Jedi Master alive during the Great Galactic War, a conflict begun in 3681 BBY when the forgotten Sith Empire emerged from hiding to combat the Galactic Republic. It was around this time that Zallow trained his apprentice, Aryn Leneer, to Knighthood. In 3653 BBY, twenty-eight years after the war's beginning, the Sith forces contacted the Republic with their wish to negotiate an end to the conflict. The Jedi Order were skeptical of the Sith's intentions, but they realized that they had little chance of winning the war and decided to see if peace was really possible. Leneer had been selected as one of the Republic's delegates to the peace conference on the Core World of Alderaan, and Zallow saw her off as she departed Coruscant, capital planet of the Republic. Unknown to the Republic, the Sith planned to use the talks as a diversion as their forces moved in on the Republic capital. When a pair of intruders—Darth Malgus and Eleena Daru—entered the Jedi Temple, Zallow, accompanied by his colleagues, was quick to confront the two. Before anything could be done, a captured Republic shuttle full of Sith warriors and Sith Inquisitors crashed through the Temple's main entrance. Its passengers quickly disembarked, immediately attacking the group of Jedi. Zallow fought against Malgus in a display of Force powers and lightsaber skills, but he was soon impaled by the Sith Lord, killed as the Sith Empire's assault on Coruscant began. (From the Wiki)

This thread will be divided into the following categories:

  • Speed
  • Strength
  • Durability
  • Force Powers
  • Combat Ability

Credit to my good friend WollfMyth for the "Notable Jedi Knight" quotes.

Speed

Zallow fights Sith warriors and his blade is described as "whirling" and a "blur of precision and speed". He also dodges Lord Adraas's attack and sends him back with a Force push:

Malgus finally spotted Master Zallow ten paces away, whirling, spinning, his green blade a blur of precision and speed. One Sith warrior fell to him, another. Lord Adraas landed before him, trying to take Malgus's kill for himself. Adrass ducked low and slashed at Zallow's knees. Zallow leapt over the blow and unleashed a blast of energy that sent Adraas skidding on his backside across the hall.

Source: The Old Republic: Deceived

Zallow deflects blaster bolts from Eleena while keeping his attention on Darth Malgus:

Zallow must have heard Malgus, for he turned, met his eyes. Eleena, too, must have heard Malgus's shouting. She emerged from behind the column, deduced Malgus's intent, and fired several shots at Zallow.

Zallow, his eyes on Malgus throughout, deflected the bolts with his blade and sent them back at Eleena.

Source: The Old Republic: Deceived

Zallow jumps over a Saber Throw from Darth Malgus:

Malgus, burning with hate, flung his lightsaber at Zallow. He guided its trajectory with the Force, and it spun a sizzling path through the air at Zallow's neck. But Zallow, riding the momentum of his attack on the second Sith, leapt into the air and over the blade.

Source: The Old Republic: Deceived
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Strength

Zallow matches Darth Malgus's blows and doesn't shy away from blocking his Force strengthened strikes:

Feeding off the anger from Eleena, Malgus shoved Zallow away and unleashed an onslaught of overhand slashes and crosscuts. Zallow backed off, parrying, unable to respond with blows of his own. Malgus tried to split Zallow's head but Zallow blocked again and again.

Source: The Old Republic: Deceived

Zallow matches Darth Malgus in a blade lock:

A human male Jedi Knight separated from the swirl of battle and stabbed at Malgus. Malgus sidestepped the blue line of the blade, punched the man in the stomach, doubling him over, and raised his own blade for a killing blow.

Zallow bounded forward and intercepted the downstroke. Zallow and Malgus stared into each other's faces and the rest of the battle fell away.

There was only Malgus and his rage, and Zallow and his calm.

Their blades sizzling in opposition, each used the Force to press against the strength of the other, but neither had an obvious advantage. Malgus shouted rage into Zallow's face. Only a furrowed brow and the tight line of his mouth betrayed the tension behind Zallow's otherwise tranquil expression.

Source: The Old Republic: Deceived

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Zallow breaks loose a tooth and knocks away Darth Malgus's respirator with a hit from his lightsaber's hilt:

Lunging forward, Zallow slashed crosswise, Malgus parried, and Zallow slammed the hilt of his saber into the side of Malgus's jaw.

A tooth dislodged and his respirator was knocked askew.

Source: The Old Republic: Deceived

Durability

Zallow is kicked by Darth Malgus ten meters away by a Force-enhanced kick and recovers immediately:

Malgus spun into a high, Force-augmented kick that hit Zallow in the chest and sent him flying backward ten meters. Zallow flipped and landed upright in a crouch near two of Malgus's Sith warriors.

Source: The Old Republic: Deceived
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Zallow is blasted through stone rubble by Darth Malgus and is able to immediately recover to dodge another attack:

While Zallow was still in the air, Malgus unleashed a blast of energy that caught the Jedi unprepared and sent him crashing downward into a pile of rubble. He lay there, prone.

Malgus did not hesitate. He mounted the column of anger, shouting with hate, and leapt twenty meters into the air toward Zallow. Mid-jump, he used the Force to recall his blade to his hand, took a reverse two-handed grip, and prepared to pin Zallow to the Temple floor.

But Zallow rolled out of the way at the last moment and Malgus's blade sank to the hilt in the stone of the Temple's floor. Zallow leapt up and over Malgus, landed in a crouch, reactivated his lightsaber, and pelted across the floor back at Malgus.

Source: The Old Republic: Deceived
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Force Powers

Accolades

Being a notable Jedi Knight, Ven Zallow is formidable even without his lightsaber thanks to his mastery of the Force:

Even Knights who lose their lightsabers remain significant threats on the battlefield thanks to their mastery of the Force.

Source: Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

As a notable Jedi Knight, Ven Zallow spent his entire life mastering his use of the Force:

These brave champions of the light spend their entire lives mastering the Force and testing themselves against all manner of challenges and opponents.

Source: Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

The bond between a Jedi Knight and the Force is ever-strengthening:

All Knights train to excel in combat, but each discovers a personal path to victory through deep meditation and an ever-strengthening bond to the Force.

Source: Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

Malgus senses Zallow approaching him and feels that his Force signature radiates power:

Motion above and to his right, then to the left, drew his eyes. Curious Padawans looked down from the ledges above.

Ahead, half a dozen robed and hooded Jedi dropped from the balconies and took station in the hall. Another Jedi descended the grand staircase at the end of the hall. His Force signature radiated power, confidence----a Master.

Source: The Old Republic: Deceived

While locked in a blade lock with Darth Malgus, both he and Zallow try to empower their strength with the Force to overpower the other, but neither can do so, suggesting a level of parity between the two men:

A human male Jedi Knight separated from the swirl of battle and stabbed at Malgus. Malgus sidestepped the blue line of the blade, punched the man in the stomach, doubling him over, and raised his own blade for a killing blow.

Zallow bounded forward and intercepted the downstroke. Zallow and Malgus stared into each other's faces and the rest of the battle fell away.

There was only Malgus and his rage, and Zallow and his calm.

Their blades sizzling in opposition, each used the Force to press against the strength of the other, but neither had an obvious advantage. Malgus shouted rage into Zallow's face. Only a furrowed brow and the tight line of his mouth betrayed the tension behind Zallow's otherwise tranquil expression.

Source: The Old Republic: Deceived
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Telekinesis

Telekinesis is a common Force ability that affords the user the ability to alter and distort the environment and reality around them.

Zallow uses the Force to send Lord Adraas flying away:

Malgus finally spotted Master Zallow ten paces away, whirling, spinning, his green blade a blur of precision and speed. One Sith warrior fell to him, another. Lord Adraas landed before him, trying to take Malgus's kill for himself. Adrass ducked low and slashed at Zallow's knees. Zallow leapt over the blow and unleashed a blast of energy that sent Adraas skidding on his backside across the hall.

Source: The Old Republic: Deceived

Zallow Force pushes Eleena Daru against a pillar:

Zallow, his eyes on Malgus throughout, deflected the bolts with his blade and sent them back at Eleena. Two struck her, and as she collapsed Zallow used a Force blast to drive her body against a column.

Source: The Old Republic: Deceived
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Force Jump

Force Jump or Leap is the usage of the Force to augment one's jumping ability.

Zallow leaps twenty meters away:

Master Zallow and the six other Jedi Knights near Malgus leapt back and up, flipping at the top of the arc of their leaps, and landed in a crouch twenty meters away.

Source: The Old Republic: Deceived

Zallow leaps away from Darth Malgus's attack:

While Zallow was still in the air, Malgus unleashed a blast of energy that caught the Jedi unprepared and sent him crashing downward into a pile of rubble. He lay there, prone.

Malgus did not hesitate. He mounted the column of anger, shouting with hate, and leapt twenty meters into the air toward Zallow. Mid-jump, he used the Force to recall his blade to his hand, took a reverse two-handed grip, and prepared to pin Zallow to the Temple floor.

But Zallow rolled out of the way at the last moment and Malgus's blade sank to the hilt in the stone of the Temple's floor. Zallow leapt up and over Malgus, landed in a crouch, reactivated his lightsaber, and pelted across the floor back at Malgus.

Source: The Old Republic: Deceived

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Sense

Force Sense is a basic power allowing Force sensitives to sense their surroundings, feel and determine the thoughts or feelings of others, feel ripples in the Force signifying important events, the presence of the dark side, or even sense the future

Zallow knows the techniques "Magnify senses", "merge senses", "sense Force", "and "weather sense":

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-- Star Wars: The Old Republic Galaxy Guide

Zallow can also dim another person's senses:

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-- Star Wars: The Old Republic Galaxy Guide

Battle Meditation

Battle Meditation is a power enabling a Force user to amplify the wills and physical performance of his allies, whilst weakening the wills and physical performance of his enemies.

Zallow knows the technique Battle Meditation:

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-- Star Wars: The Old Republic Galaxy Guide

Tutaminis

Absorption, or Tutaminis, or Negate/Absorb/Dissipate Energy, is a Force ability enabling one to absorb various forms of energy and channel it for personal use.

Zallow knows the technique Tutaminis, dubbed "absorb/dissipate energy":

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-- Star Wars: The Old Republic Galaxy Guide

Heal

Force Healing is a light-sided Force technique that can heal wounds and ease pains.

Zallow knows the healing techniques "accelerate healing", "control disease", "control pain", "accelerate another's healing", "control another's disease", "control another's pain", "remove another's fatigue", "return another to consciousness":

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-- Star Wars: The Old Republic Galaxy Guide

Breath Control

Breath Control is a Force ability that allows a Jedi to numb their body’s instinct to shut down from oxygen deprivation, allowing them to hold their breath for prolonged periods of time by using the Force to reserve the air that’s in the lungs. They can also use this to survive while underwater, where the air is thin, or in a room of poisonous gas. This power can also allow a user to survive in the vacuum of space for a very brief time.

Zallow knows the ability Breath Control:

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-- Star Wars: The Old Republic Galaxy Guide

Instinctive Astrogation

Instinctive Astrogation is a Force ability that allows a Force user to calculate astrogation routes without the use of a nav computer, using the Force to feel through the myriad of hyperspace routes to determine the safest path.

Zallow knows the technique Instinctive Astrogation:

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-- Star Wars: The Old Republic Galaxy Guide

Remain Conscious

Remain Conscious is a Force ability that allows a Force user to remain conscious after receiving injuries that should have rendered them unconscious.

Zallow knows the technique Remain Conscious:

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-- Star Wars: The Old Republic Galaxy Guide

Stun

Force Stun is an ability that allows a Force user to encase a target in a sort of stasis field and prevent them from moving.

Zallow knows how to resist the technique Force Stun:

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-- Star Wars: The Old Republic Galaxy Guide

Combat Ability

Ven Zallow was a notable Jedi Knight, alongside Kao Cen Darach and Revan:

Credit to WollfMyth.
Credit to WollfMyth.

-- Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

As a notable Jedi Knight, few enemies can match Ven Zallow:

Few enemies can match the raw power of a trained Jedi Knight in combat.

Source: Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

As a notable Jedi Knight, by the time he was ready to pass the trials Zallow was more experienced in battle than veteran soldiers:

By the time they are ready to pass their final trials to become Jedi Knights, young Jedi Padawans have already spent more time in battle than the average veteran soldier.

Source: Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

All Jedi Knights train to excel in combat:

All Knights train to excel in combat, but each discovers a personal path to victory through deep meditation and an ever-strengthening bond to the Force.

Source: Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

As a notable Jedi Knight, Zallow has honed his body and mind into perfect harmony and made combat an art form:

Through years of disciplined training and meditation, the Jedi Knight hones body and mind into perfect harmony. Combining the foresight of the Force with unrivaled reflexes and practiced physical precision, the Knight turns combat into an art form, gracefully executing acrobatic feats in tandem with elegant lightsaber tactics.

Source: Star Wars: The Old Republic Galaxy Guide

Zallow is quite possibly a Jedi Guardian, and as such, can move smoothly in armor, is a leader on and off the battlefield, and inspires allies:

A wall between the Republic and its enemies, the Jedi Guardian stands firm in the face of overwhelming odds and dares opponents to attack. Perfect concentration and use of the Force allows smooth movement even in heavy armor–making the Guardian a hard target to take down. Leaders on and off the battlefield, Guardians also inspire allies to amazing feats, making them invaluable for conflicts of any size. All Jedi Guardians learn to move in heavy armor and build extra energy to perform spectacular feats.

Source: Star Wars: The Old Republic Galaxy Guide

As a notable Jedi Knight and Guardian, Zallow has powerful lightsaber techniques designed to render any enemy defenseless while preparing to fight an additional enemy:

Focusing body and mind, the Knight is capable of blasting opponents with a powerful wave of Force energy, knocking them off their feet. More powerful Jedi Knights have even been known to practice this technique against large groups. The Jedi Knight’s lightsaber techniques include powerful, synergistic combinations designed to render any enemy defenseless against a decisive finishing move. While completing this maneuver, the Knight is preparing to take on an additional enemy.

Source: Star Wars: The Old Republic Galaxy Guide

Ven Zallow was a Jedi Commander:

Zallow was a Jedi commander of Republic forces against the Empire during the course of the Great Galactic War, a conflict that he used as an opportunity to train a Padawan, Aryn Leneer.

Source: Star Wars: The Old Republic Galaxy Guide

Zallow was the leader of the defense of the Jedi Temple:

The war was called to a cease-fire when the Empire seemed on the retreat, and Zallow was sent to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant to recover from the fatigue of the war; he would later become leader and assistant to bolster the Temple's defenses, while Leneer was sent to Alderaan as part of a Jedi peace delegation to meet with Imperial representatives in hopes of ending the war.

Source: Star Wars: The Old Republic Galaxy Guide

Zallow easily cuts through Sith troopers on Coruscant:

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Darth Malgus considers Zallow the only opponent worthy of his attention during the sacking of Coruscant:

Malgus knew the battle had turned, that it soon would be over. He glanced around, still seeking Zallow, the only opponent in the field worthy of his attention.

Source: The Old Republic: Deceived

Zallow defeats a Sith warrior in a few quick moves:

Zallow, for his part, moved toward Malgus. A Sith warrior bounded at Zallow from his left, but Zallow leapt over the Sith's blade, spun, slashed, and cut down the Sith.

Source: The Old Republic: Deceived

Zallow cuts down two Sith warriors after being sent flying by a kick from Darth Malgus:

Malgus spun into a high, Force-augmented kick that hit Zallow in the chest and sent him flying backward ten meters. Zallow flipped and landed upright in a crouch near two of Malgus's Sith warriors.

They lunged for him and Zallow parried one blow, leapt over the second, and spun a rapid circle, cutting down both Sith.

Source: The Old Republic: Deceived
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Zallow duels Darth Malgus after fighting through "hordes of forces" and prevents him from counterattacking with a series of rapid strikes. Zallow would lose the duel by being outsmarted by Malgus but pushing one of the Empire's greatest warriors onto the defensive is a pretty good showing of skill. Here'a a few links that detail Malgus's power and and skill:

Darth Malgus: An Examination of Power

Darth Malgus Respect Thread

Zallow and a group of Jedi were the first to meet an unidentified Sith Lord and his Twi'lek companion who had killed a company of guards outside the Temple entrance. All Jedi in the group were witness to a sabotaged Republic gunship crashing through the walls of the Temple entrance and revealing dozens of Sith hidden inside. The following battle marked the beginning of the Sacking of Coruscant, as Sith and Imperial forces battles the shocked Jedi and Republic troops inside the Temple, with Zallow and the first Sith, later identified by Aryn Laneer as Darth Malgus, fighting through the hordes of forces to reach each other. When they did, Malgus fought with brute strength and vicious melees, while Zallow kept controlled and slipping in a blow when he could past the Sith's red wave of hate.

The fight escalated toward the now-destroyed Temple entrance, where Zallow could see that Imperial forces were laying waste to Coruscant's cityscape. Hoping to draw Malgus in, Zallow hoped to end the fight quickly, but Malgus anticipated Zallow's final killing blow and gutted Zallow above the abdomen. Malgus retracted his blade, leaving Zallow to die from his wound.

Source: Star Wars: The Old Republic

Eschewing speed and grace for power, Zallow loosed a flurry of rapid strikes, slashes, and lunges. Malgus parried one blow after another but could not find an opening to mount his own counterattack. Lunging forward, Zallow slashed crosswise, Malgus parried, and Zallow slammed the hilt of his saber into the side of Malgus's jaw.

A tooth dislodged and his respirator was knocked askew. Malgus tasted blood, but he was too deep in the Force for the blow to do real damage. He staggered backward a step, as if the blow had stunned him.

Seeing an opening, Zallow stepped forward and crosscut for Malgus's throat.

As Malgus knew he would do.

Malgus turned his blade vertical to parry the blow and spun out of the blade lock. Reversing his lightsaber during the spin, he rode it into a stab that pierced Zallow's abdomen and came out the other side.

Source: The Old Republic: Deceived
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Darth Malgus wanted to treat Zallow and the fallen Jedi honorably because they had fought well, especially Zallow according to Malgus:

"What of the Jedi bodies?" Adraas asked.

Malgus considered. The Jedi had fought well, especially Zallow. They misunderstood the Force, but he nevertheless wished to treat them honorably. "Make the Temple their tomb. Bring the whole thing down."

Source: The Old Republic: Deceived

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