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Maris Brood was a young, rash Zabrak Jedi, who came dangerously close to the Dark Side. She and her master were on the outer rim, away from the fighting of the Clone Wars when Palpatine gave Order 66. When her master could not contact any other Jedi, he set out for Coruscant to learn the truth of the matter, leaving Maris to fend for herself. When her master never returned, she returned to known space and learned of the extinction of the Jedi. She set out to kill Darth Vader in revenge for the Jedi, but was intercepted by Jedi Master Shaak Ti, one of the few remaining Jedi, who took Maris under her wing and hid the angry young woman on Felucia.
Sheltered by the Felucian's natural Force-sensitivity, Shaak Ti and Maris were safe for a time. However, eventually Vader's spies located them, and he sent his apprentice Starkiller to eliminate Shaak Ti. Maris, who Starkiller did not know about, was told to hide while her master confronted the assassin. Starkiller hunted down Shaak Ti, and after a fierce duel near a Sarlacc, killed her. His mission complete, Starkiller departed the planet, leaving a rage-stricken Maris alone.
Maris assumed leadership of the Felucians after Shaak Ti's death, and began twisting the planet and the natives to the dark side. Consumed by her rage, the young Jedi became that which she had sworn to oppose. Eventually Starkiller returned to Felucia, this time in search of senator Bail Organa. He arrived at the senator, but was confronted by Maris Brood, who revealed her affiliation with the Dark Side and set her Bull Rancor on Starkiller. After the defeated that, she engaged in a lightsaber duel with him, although she was quickly defeated. Starkiller threatened to kill her, but she begged him for mercy, and he relented. Starkiller let Maris Brood escape, and her fate is unknown past that point.
Maris wields a pair of distinctive Lightsaber tonfas with red blades.