Hair color: White
Eye color: Black, red (dark side), green
Skin color: Light
Brawling Parry: 4D
Melee Weapons: 4D+2
Melee Parry: 5D
Alien Species: 5D+1
Scholar; Sith Lore: 4D+2
Planetary Systems: 6D+2
Repulsorlift Operation: 4D
Computer Programming/Repair: 3D
First Aid: 7D
Force Sensitive: Yes
Force Points: 3
Dark Side Points: 7
Character Points: 10
Equipment: Vast Personal Riches
Expensive Robes, Commlink, Datapad, Holdout Blaster (3D)
Description: VaneĆ© (Quote-audio.png pronounced /vÉneÉŖ/) was a human male attendant who served Darth Vader in the Sith Lord's castle on the planet Mustafar. Created when an Imperial Inspector was driven mad by lava fumes, VaneĆ© since became an obsessive servant to the Sith Lord. He, along with his master, witnessed many attacks by the Mustafarian, one by Criakan and another by Mother Sssl. In 0 BBY VaneĆ© approached Vaderāwho was meditating in a rejuvenation chamberāto inform him that Director Orson Krennic had arrived to discuss the Death Star. Later, he was present when a group of Rebels, led by Lina Graf, infiltrated the fortress. They escaped, but Vader captured Thom Hudd, whom VaneĆ© ruthlessly tortured for months. Lina Graf returned and helped Hudd, and together they escaped Fortress Vader, with VaneĆ© punished by Vader by being attached to the torture web. Later, sometime between 3 and 4 ABY, VaneĆ© witnessed the Knights of Ren attack the castle, and informed Vader about the intruders. At some point, VaneĆ© greatly angered Vader, causing Vader to lock him in a pit, only to eventually escape after the Battle of Endor. Learning his master was dead, VaneĆ© got worried, only for Vader's voice to speak to him. Attempting to resurrect his master, VaneĆ© inflicted nightmares upon the galaxy. Eventually, all of VaneĆ©'s enemies arrived, and VaneĆ© tried to sacrifice and use Lina Graf as the new host for Vader's spirit. It all turned out to be a hallucination caused by lava fumes, and VaneĆ© was trapped by his enemies and had to live with his nightmares for the rest of his life, and eventually, disappeared.
According to a story told by Mustafarians, shortly after the construction of Fortress Vader, an Imperial inspector for Imperial Command was sent by Moff Seward to Mustafar with his droid, See-Seven, to determine why several of the garrison's stormtroopers had gone mad. He and See-Seven examined a trooper of the castle's garrison that had been exposed to the lava fumes and became a lunatic. During his questioning, the trooper attacked the Inspector and warned him not to go inside of the castle. He saw that the trooper was just weak-minded. The inspector entered the castle, looked around and searched for the Sith Lord Darth Vader. He found Lord Vader in a bacta tank.
He told Lord Vader that the castle was not safe, should be evacuated and have environmental filters installed. Although he stated filters could be installed eventually, Vader refused for the time being, and the old man argued against it until the fumes affected him. He saw hallucinations and Vader offered him a position as his attendant. The inspector heard the hallucinations telling him what Vader needed. The inspector tried to convince himself that the hallucinations were not real and tried to laugh at them. He laughed for days until his laughter became real, thus. VaneĆ© agreed to become Lord Vader's attendant at the castle and told him his name.
After taking his position as attendant for Lord Vader at Fortress Vader, VaneĆ© was captured by a horde of Mustafarians who had invaded the fortress in hopes of destroying it and its master. VaneĆ© began to say mercy but was interrupted by the Mustafarian leader, who grabbed him by his robe and mocked his pleas of mercy. However, with a dark smile, VaneĆ© informed the Mustafarian that he was not speaking to him as Darth Vader appeared behind the Mustafarians with his lightsaber drawn and proceeded to kill the invading Mustafarians.
VaneĆ© stood on the lower level of an audience chamber within Fortress Vader near Imperial advisor Rersey as his master stood on the upper level looking out the room's window with two Imperial Royal Guards standing below. Rersey was demanding an explanation from Vader, which angered VaneĆ© due to the advisor's lack of respect towards his master. VaneĆ© reminded Rersey that he was a guest in his master's residence and would act accordingly, which Rersey rebuffed. Vader halted the pair's squabbling as he felt a disturbance in the Force moments before a chilling scream echoed in the chamber, startling all but Vader.
VaneĆ© and Rersey followed Vader and the two guards as they went to investigate the source of the scream. Rersey remarked how the fortress was supposed to be secured, to which VaneĆ© quietly suggested that Rersey secure his own mouth. A loud heavy booming sound echoed through the corridor. Arriving at the fortress' entrance, Rersey demanded to know what was going on. VaneĆ© answered that the castle was under attack as a horde of plague-infested Mustafarians and a lava flea broke through the doors. VaneĆ© looked on in shock as his master and the guards engaged the rampaging horde, which included an infected Lava Trooper. After Vader was bitten by the infected trooper, VaneĆ© cried out in horror to Rersey that they had to escape, only to look on in horror as the horde and Vader slowly advanced on them until he was halted by Mother Sssl of Clan Rrrt.
As Rersey confronted Sssl, VaneĆ© cautiously advised him to be careful, as she controlled the infected. After the advisor snidely asked Sssl what secrets she was protecting, VaneĆ© pointed out to Rersey that Sssl would not tell them. VaneĆ© and Rersey recoiled in fear as Sssl commanded Vader to kill the both of them as VaneĆ© cried out in fear. Rersey shoved VaneĆ© to the floor between him and Vader as he told the Dark Lord he needed to resist Sssl's power over him. As Vader advanced towards them, VaneĆ© cowered in fear on the floor until the Dark Lord revealed he was not under Sssl's power by levitating her off the ground.
Getting up off the ground, VaneĆ© revealed to Sssl that it had all been a trap to lure her into attacking the castle. As Sssl struggled in Vader's grip, VaneĆ© gleefully told her that she was no match for his master's ingenuity and power. VaneĆ© watched as Vader willed Sssl to order her horde to drag her into the lava and followed his master and Rersey outside as they watched Sssl and her infected horde burn in the lava. Once the ordeal was over, VaneĆ© congratulated his master, stating how all Mustafarians would tremble at the very mention of his name. Vader informed VaneĆ© that it was of no importance before telling Advisor Rersey that his shuttle was waiting for him to take him back to the Emperor. VaneĆ© looked on Rersey with an expression of exasperation as the traumatized advisor continually recounted the sight of Mother Sssl being dragged into the lava.
VaneĆ© was present on the landing pad of the castle when Director Orson Krennic disembarked his shuttle after arriving on Mustafar in 0 BBY. Without a word, VaneĆ© led Krennic into the castle and took him deep into the facility until they had arrived in a rotunda that looked out onto Mustafar's landscape. He motioned for the Director to wait, which irritated Krennic, before he proceeded to leave via a door on the other side of the chamber.
VaneĆ© made his way to Vader's private rejuvenation chamber and entered, passing through the chamber's two sets of security doors. Approaching the bacta tank centered in the middle of the chamber, VaneĆ© knelt with his head bowed. As he stated that Krennic had arrived at the castle, VaneĆ© looked up directly to the tank to see Vader's form emerge from within the bacta. VaneĆ© bowed his head as the tank started to drain.
Moments later, VaneĆ© returned to the rotunda and made his way past Krennic without speaking to him, which Krennic barely noticed. He then disappeared into the corridor. After Vader's meeting with Krennic, VaneĆ© met Krennic as the man stumbled out from the rotunda. Silently tipping his head, he motioned for the Director to follow him as he led Krennic back down the same path they had taken before. After a few moments as they walked, VaneĆ© spoke for the first time, telling Krennic that he was one of the few individuals who had had the honor of seeing Vader in his sanctum. Upon reaching the door of the landing pad, VaneĆ© advised that the Director tell nobody about what he saw.
Rebels in the fortress
VaneĆ©, who protected Fortress Vader from prying eyes, was in an upper floor control room informing Vader via comlink that spy droids had detected rebel forces within the castle when Gee-Three and Skritt came upon him. Fearful when he saw Gee-Three aiming at him, VaneĆ© quickly alerted his master that the rebels had found him. After Gee-Three demanded to know what the Empire was doing on Mustafar, VaneĆ© merely chuckled and replied he would like to see him try to shoot him just before the droid was lifted off the floor. VaneĆ© laughed after Gee-Three asked he was lifting him and responded that it was his master's doing. With a sadistic smile, VaneĆ© watched as Gee-Three was ripped apart and fell to the floor in pieces.
Moments later, VaneĆ©, wielding an ax, confronted rebel Commander Lina Graf and Skritt in one of the castle's corridors after the pair had been surrounded by the castle's security droids. He asked Graf if she was sure ghosts did not exist as he ominously claimed that the lost souls of his master's victims roam the castle's hallways included that of their comrade, the thief. After Graf identified the supposed thief as their colleague Thom Hudd, VaneĆ© revealed that Hudd had paid the price for trying to take something that was not his and he had not been the first to meet that fate. VaneĆ© then told Graf and Skritt the story of the first Mustafarian raid on the fortress and how the forces were eventually slaughtered by his master. Even after VaneĆ© told the rebels such would be their fate, Graf replied that he did not frighten them as she pulled her blaster on him, stating she had faced real monsters. VaneĆ© informed Graf that she would know fear as he introduced her to his master, Darth Vader, who had appeared behind her. VaneĆ© smiled as he watched Vader deflect Graf's blaster shot and hurl the bisected torso of her droid Crater at her.
The Sith Lord approached VaneĆ© and voiced his disappointment in his attendant by chiding his fear of the rebels. Cowering, VaneĆ© replied how the rebels had tried to steal Vader's treasures after breaking into the castle. VaneĆ© watched as his master used the Force to lift Graf but was suddenly shoved by Crater, knocking him against Vader, giving the rebels a chance to escape. A short time later, VaneĆ© informed Vader that the castle was under attack by an AT-ST Skritt had commandeered.
Torturous storyteller and imprisonment
VaneĆ© leered before Lieutenant Hudd, who was restrained by shackles upright. Holding an ax, the servant expressed his glee that Hudd had regained conscious and remarked on his stamina to resist pain unlike previous prisoners. Asking Hudd if he knew why he was restrained, VaneĆ© stated how he was looking forward to what was in store for the captured rebel. VaneĆ© went on to explain that he knew how others thought of him but that he did not care; he lived to serve his master and he had his stories. Pressing a button on a nearby control panel, VaneĆ© projected five distorted holograms of frightening figures including one of his master and stated that he knew stories that were true nightmares. With dark glee, the servant asked Hudd if he would like to hear one of his stories and proceeded to tell him the tale of the horned devil on the planet of Lotho Minor. As he finished his tale, VaneĆ© commented on the nature of greed as he deactivated the hologram and concluded how it never ended well before pointing an accusing figure at the restrained Lieutenant Hudd, who knew this as he tried to steal from his master.
With sadistic joy, VaneĆ© watched as Hudd continued to be shocked within the torture web. Turning the device off, VaneĆ© thanked the captured rebel for being able to inform his master that the torture web was still operational before subjecting Hudd to another round of electric torture. VaneĆ©'s habit of telling nightmarish stories made Hudd recall a story told to him by Commander Cremp. Hearing Hudd speak quietly to himself after recalling the tale, VaneĆ© asked him if he had anything to say. Receiving no answer, VaneĆ© activated the torture web but heard no reaction from the captured rebel. Turing, VaneĆ© was shocked to see Hudd had escaped from his shackles. VaneĆ© pursued Hudd, promising the lieutenant that he could not hide from him and would experience new levels of pain.
With ax in hand, VaneĆ© made his way down a corridor where Hudd was hiding behind a curtain. Hearing the man behind the curtain, VaneĆ© sliced through it, driving Hudd from hiding. Hudd the threw the curtain at VaneĆ© as a distraction, giving him time to make a run for it. After pulling the curtain off, VaneĆ© stood motionless and informed Hudd that he was fooling himself trying to escape and how he would never give up hunting him. Stalking down the hall, VaneĆ© told Hudd that the lieutenant's suggestions of hobbies made him laugh but that one's nature did not allow them to change. This prompted VaneĆ© to ask Hudd if he had told him the tale of the assassin who became a bounty hunter as he continued his hunt. As he finished his tale, VaneĆ© concluded that the dark side always wins in the end just as he came upon Hudd in a control room trying to find a way out of the castle, who accidentally activated two Imperial training droids.
VaneĆ© commanded that the droids stop attacking Hudd, as VaneĆ© considered it his job to hurt Hudd. While VaneĆ© brought Hudd back to the torture web, Hudd told VaneĆ© about the story of the Hutt Crakka. VaneĆ© expressed boredom upon hearing the story, and said that he wanted to hear Hudd scream. While Hudd pleaded, VaneĆ© was interrupted by Lina Graf, who was impersonating the inquisitor the Fourth Sister, who claimed that the Emperor wanted Hudd transported to Coruscant.
VaneĆ© shouted that the Inquisitorius had no authority over Fortress Vader, attacking Graf with his axe. Graf defended herself with her force pike, claiming that the Emperor's elite have authority everywhere. Graf easily disarmed VaneĆ©, referring to him as a mere servant. He responded by suggesting that they were all servants of the Galactic Empire, and told Graf about Rersey's visit years prior. He then knocked Graf into the torture web with his axe, electrifying her and revealing who she really was. Graf asked how VaneĆ© knew she was a fake, to which VaneĆ© responded by pointing out that Graf didn't have a lightsaber. As the two of them dueled, Hudd reactivated VaneĆ©'s distorted holograms, distracting VaneĆ© long enough for them to escape in a Sentinel-class landing craft. Despite not wanting his master to find out what happened, Vader was angered by VaneĆ©'s failure and attached him to the torture web.
The Night of Ren
Sometime later, Fortress Vader was infiltrated by Ren and his knights, who were there to steal a device called the Screaming Key for Crimson Dawn. VaneĆ© confronted the knights and informed them that his master would learn of their visit. When the knights fired upon him, he was protected by a shield, allowing him to sound an alarm which summoned the castle's security. VaneĆ© then retreated as the knights were chased from the fortress by Vader and his troops.
At some point before Darth Vader's death and redemption in 4 ABY, VaneĆ© again angered Vader, although the servant insisted the incident was not his fault. As punishment, Vader locked him in a pit in the bowels of the castle, where VaneĆ© remained with only spark-roaches for company and food for some time. Still trapped even after Vader's death, he was finally freed when two young Mustafarians named Tuttel and Giggek arrived at the castle and planned to blow up the fortress. VaneĆ©, pretending to be a poor old man, convinced Giggek to help him. He expressed surprise upon finding out that Vader had died, and told the Mustafarians about Restin's attempted assassination of Vader.
As the Mustafarian reached down for his hand, VaneĆ© pulled him down the pit and climbed up to take care of Tuttel. Giggek, however, was still alive and told his friend to run away as far as possible and tell everybody of what they did before detonating the bombs, blowing up the bottom of the castle. VaneĆ© escaped the explosion, and as he limped from the fire, a voice came to him that sounded like Vader's. Asking who he was, the apparent ghost of Vader told VaneĆ© that he knew him and was the same voice who was speaking to him at the bottom of the pit. The voice told VaneĆ© that Vader would come back to life out of the lava river and become more powerful than ever. In truth, the supposed voice of Vader was merely VaneĆ© again going mad from the unfiltered lava flumes.
Serving Ghost Vader
In 5 ABY, VaneĆ© was preparing a ritual. Before he started, he told Vader that all in the galaxy believe that he was dead. Vader replied that the Sith could never be defeated because it was the will of the dark side. VaneĆ© then called upon the Immortal Gods of the Sith to summon vengeance on everyone in and imprinted illusion nightmares on everyone across the galaxy. A dream was planted on the mind of Milo Graf, of a bunch of zombified droids. After explaining the dream to Crater, he told him he would never think of him the same way. Crater, who was somehow controlled by VaneĆ©, stunned Milo, explaining that it indeed was a dream and that he wouldn't hurt anybody, but would do so if his master commanded it. A controlled Crater took an unconscious Milo to Mustafar. Upon arriving on the fiery planet, Crater handed Milo to VaneĆ©, who said that soon all of the people who wronged him would come and experience real fear.
Trapped in a nightmare
Finally, the people whom VaneĆ© wanted to come arrived. As they went through the castle, Crater, who was still controlled by VaneĆ© and dressed as Vader, attacked them. They toppled his head off, turning him back to normal. He led them down the chamber, in which they found Milo in a bacta tank. Jaxxon, who followed Lina on the journey, tried to let Milo out of the bacta tank. They instead got zapped, and VaneĆ© had Lina strapped to a chair. When she asked where she was and what he was doing, VaneĆ© said it was her destiny and his master's revenge.
Lina demanded to be released, but VaneĆ© replied not until after the ritual is done, with all of Lina's crew behind him, trapped. Milo apologized that it was his fault, with Lina replying it was VaneĆ©'s, that he was controlling Crater and using Milo as bait. VaneĆ© cackled, saying to his master that they thought he only controlled the droid, while in truth they were all puppets whom he use to draw back to the castle. As VaneĆ© conducted the ritual, Lina told him that Darth Vader was dead, with VaneĆ© replying that as they were there when he perished, so they would be there when he rose again. VaneĆ© expressed out loud that he could hear his master's voice. He then said to his master that he would release the vapors just as he taught him.
Lava fumes rose out of the pit in front of the crew. Lina said it was just pure madness. VaneĆ© said to his master that she doubted him, but that she would know his true power as the fumes went up through her. VaneĆ© then proclaimed that Vader was reborn. VaneĆ© heard Vader's voice, saying that he could hear him and that he lived as illusions upon the minds of the prisoners. VaneĆ©, in excitement, celebrated that Vader had returned. Lina tried to tell him that Vader was not coming back before she breathed the lava fumes. Acting out as Vader, Lina demanded for him to be released. A nervous VaneĆ© released Lina, and VaneĆ© asked what terror they would unleash upon the galaxy. Lina, still acting out as Vader, told him that they would need to take care of the prisoners first.
Lina freed all her companions, and told VaneĆ© that he has been driven mad over the years, and that his master that has seemingly risen from the dead was nothing more than an illusion. Milo pushed VaneĆ© onto the chair, trapping him as the rest escaped the castle. Left behind, VaneĆ© said he wanted to be released, with the illusion of Vader saying that they would be together for all eternity, with VaneĆ© crying in horror. Unknown to the servant, his master, having been redeemed to the light side of the Force before his death, then appeared as a Force spirit to guide the visitors out of the castle once and for all.
Personality and traits
VaneĆ© was a male human with white hair and light skin. His eyes were originally black, but later turned red and then green. Afterwards, VaneĆ©'s eyes returned to red. He was insane due to breathing in the lava fumes. He was rather sadistic, taking delight in the pain of others. He claimed he was quite content with being Vader's servant.