CHARACTER NAME : Barriss Offee
SPECIES: Mirialan (Near-Human)
GENDER - Female
HEIGHT: 1.66 meters / 1.68 meters
Planetary Systems: 3D+1
Scholar (Jedi Lore): 4D
Computer Programming/Repair: 3D
Lightsaber Repair: 3D+2
Absorb/Dissipate Energy, Accelerate Healing, Control Pain, Enhance Attribute, Hibernation Trance, Resist Stun
Combat Sense, Danger Sense, Life Detection, Life Sense, Magnify Senses, Receptive Telepathy, Sense Force
Control and Sense
Control and Alter
Accelerate Anothers Healing, Control Anothers Pain
Control Sense and Alter
These are the known powers Barriss Offee possessed and it is believed that she had access to other powers.
CREDITS - 1,000
Blue Lightsaber, Mirialan-Style Jedi Robes,
FORCE SENSITIVE : Y
FORCE POINTS: 3
DARK SIDE POINTS: 2
CHARACTER POINTS 6
Description: Barriss Offee, a Mirialan female, was a talented Jedi healer who ascended to Jedi Knighthood during the Clone Wars. Born in 40 BBY to parents she would never again see, Offee was discovered by the Jedi Order during infancy and was brought to the Jedi Temple on the galactic capital of Coruscant. When it came time for her to commence training as a Jedi Padawan, she embarked under the tutelage of Jedi Master Luminara Unduli, who not only instructed her in the ways of the Force but also in the traditions of their shared Mirialan heritage. Specializing in the art of Force healing, Offee gained a reputation for discipline and dependability over the years, particularly as a student of her strict Master. Nevertheless, she at times exhibited overconfidence and recklessness as a Padawan. In 22 BBY, during the escalating Separatist Crisis, Offee joined Unduli in helping Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan, Anakin Skywalker, settle a border dispute on Ansion. Their efforts resulted in an accord between the Unity of Community and the native Alwari tribes, preventing the key backwater world from seceding from the Galactic Republic.
Offee was thereafter part of the 200-strong Jedi task force that went to rescue Kenobi, Skywalker, and Senator PadmÃ© Amidala from Geonosis, where the Confederacy of Independent Systems had sentenced them to execution. The ensuing Battle of Geonosis sparked the Clone Wars, in which Offee became a Jedi Commander, leading clone troopers of the Grand Army of the Republic alongside her Master. Besides defending the Jedi Order's sacred Crystal Caves of Ilum and employing her healing skills on New Holstice and Null, Offee formed a friendship with fellow Padawan Ahsoka Tano, the student of the newly Knighted Skywalker, during the Second Battle of Geonosis. That campaign saw Offee and Tano obliterate a major Geonosian battle droid foundry nearly at the cost of their own lives, and they quelled a following outbreak of mind-controlling Geonosian brain worms. 20 BBY, the third year of conflict, saw Offee assigned to the crew of Republic Mobile Surgical Unit 7 on the battle-torn world of Drongar. Despite the growing temptation of the dark side, manifested in her brief addiction to bota, Offee passed the trial and graduated to Knighthood.
Everything was to soon change for Offee, as her faith in the Jedi Order and the Republic ultimately eroded. Believing that the Jedi had fallen from the light as a result of their heightened militancy in fighting the Clone Wars, she worked with like-minded activist Letta Turmond to orchestrate a bombing of the Jedi Temple as a demonstration of her misgivings. Offee then framed her friend Tano for the bombing, as well as for her subsequent murder of Turmond. Although Offee posed as ex-Separatist bounty hunter Asajj Ventress to further manipulate Tano and ensure her friend's arrest, Skywalker discovered the truth. After Skywalker defeated her, Offee confessed to her crimes at Tano's trial before being taken into Republic custody.
Personality and traits
Barriss Offee was a thoughtful and observant person. She was generally reserved by nature but couldn't be intimidated easily. As a Padawan, she had a slightly impulsive streak which was frowned upon by some elder Jedi. She had also mentioned once that she would prefer negotiations with a lightsaber over diplomacy to settle differences as she felt it was much more straightforward.
Padawan Offee also demonstrated, however, in her growing gift as a healer, a very compassionate sideâ€”especially towards the galaxy's disenfranchized, such as the clanless Ansonians Kyakhta and Bulgan, both of whom she healed from mental infirmities, and the derrided Gwurran Tooqui, whom she befriended.
Offee was also selfless and was willing to sacrifice her own life to save other lives. This was proven when she and Ahsoka Tano blew up a droid factory from the inside in the Second Battle of Geonosis, even with the full knowledge that they would probably be destroyed along with it. Fortunately, they both survived because they were inside a heavily armored tank. Offee became friends with Tano during the mission. Shortly after this incident, while escorting a medical frigate, Offee was infected by one of the Geonosian brain worms which had taken over the ship. While dueling Tano, she managed to resist the worm's influence for a momentâ€”only to plead with Tano to kill her as she believed that was the only way to stop the parasites. This showed that she had a strong will.
Offee was originally loyal to her master Luminara Unduli and was almost always by Unduli's side while apprenticed to her. After being made a Jedi Knight, Offee was still uncertain if she deserved to be granted this rank, but after resisting the lure of the dark side during a mission on Drongar, she became more confident about her promotion. Offee was known to have an somewhat unorthodox view of the Force as she believed that the light side and the dark side were only words and the Force was neither good nor evil, whereas most Jedi believed the light side was good and the dark side was evil.
However, she began to doubt the Jedi Order's role as peacekeepers and eventually came to the conclusion that the Jedi Council only believed in violence. Offee decided that the Council were nothing more than arrogant, violent tyrants, and was determined to bring down the Order since she became convinced that it had become corrupt. However, Offee's change of heart shaped her into a zealot who was prepared to allow her friend Ahsoka Tano to almost be executed, and to kill innocents such as Letta Turmond as well as many clone troopers.
Offee also manipulated and lied to the Order, allowing Tano to be blamed for the bombing. Nevertheless, Offee did confess eventually. When placed on trial, Offee stated defiantly that the Jedi Order were pawns of the dark side. However, the aggression she displayed in her duels with Tano and Skywalker proved that Barriss had ultimately become the very thing she intended to destroy, in attempting to fight against the corruption of the Jedi, she herself had become corrupted.
Powers and abilities
Barriss Offee had the ability to use Floating Meditation and was a skilled Jedi Healer which came in handy during the Clone Wars. On Ilum, she displayed the ability to use telekinesis to a high degree and along with her master she was able to hold up the roof of the cave they were trapped in until Yoda arrived to rescue them. She also used this ability to transfer explosive charges onto the chameleon droid intruders and crush a few more by bringing the roof down on them.
After turning against the Jedi Order, Offee became considerably more powerful, being able to Force Choke Letta Turmond to death without being in the same room, or even needing a live feed to focus. She also showed an impressive talent for stealth being able to evade the Force senses of both Ahsoka Tano and Asajj Ventress, both of whom had considerable Force senses. Offee was able to stun Ventress, a well known Jedi killer who had previously slain even Jedi Masters, effortlessly by ambushing her and telekinetically hurling debris at her before slamming her over the head with a pipe.
Like her Master, Offee practiced the Soresu fighting style and her ability with her lightsaber was great enough for her to survive the ferocious battle of Geonosis, even though she wasn't on the gunships that rescued the Jedi. She was skilled in tandem fighting where her movements would be in sync with her partners in battle. This could be seen clearly when fighting alongside her Masterâ€”together she and Unduli were a formidable team in combat.
After turning to the dark side, Offee's fighting style grew more ferocious and she seemed to mirror Asajj Ventress' aggressive technique as noted by Ahsoka Tano who thought she was dueling Ventress when Offee attacked her, although this was more because of the fact that Offee was using Ventress' lightsabers rather than her fighting style. However, having dueled Ventress several times, Tano would probably have noticed if Offee was using a different style, so it is heavily implied that Offee was trained in the use of Makashi as well as Soresu. Offee showed skill in Jar'Kai, being able to overwhelm Tano and even hold her own against Anakin Skywalker, slicing her own lightsaber which Skywalker was using against her in half, despite the fact that she was wielding unfamiliar lightsabers.
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