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On the subject of non-typical “fallen” Jedi woman in SWTOR who gets treated unfairly by the fandom, I would also like to give a shout out to Ashara Zavros, who steadfastly follows her own philosophy and sense of morality without being bound by the extremes of both the Jedi and the Sith Orders, and deserves much better than being infantilised and dismissed as an immature brat who does not fit in the Sith Inquisitor’s crew by the fandom.

To be honest, I hate it when people call Light Side!Jaesa “boring” since it reminds me of how LS!Jaesa does not get enough credit as she deserves for the fact that she is not a typical “fallen” Jedi.

In all seriousness, throughout the entire Star Wars universe, from the movies to the EU to the Legends, how many times do you see a Jedi who disagrees with the Jedi Order, leaves the Order, while still remains a devoted follower of the Light Side and a good person through and through, and strives to Do the Right Thing, instead of embracing the Dark Side, becoming extremists, heartless monsters or misanthropic cynics (whether they later get a redemption arc or not is another matter)?

Not to mention LS!Jaesa has a great character arc and development after joining the Sith Warrior as a companion: she starts out as being insecure and unsure about herself, but by helping and protecting the Light Side Sith, she eventually find her place and purpose in life and in the galaxy.

The only reason I could think of calling LS!Jaesa “boring” is that she is genuinely nice and morally good person, and she is not one of those snarky or ”sassy” action girls type. Even so, I hate the idea that genuinely nice and morally good characters are boring. In the case of LS!Jaesa, the very concept of her character - a non-typical “fallen” Jedi - alone makes her a refreshing character.

Seriously, Light Side!Jaesa Willsaam is a criminally underrated and underappreciated character. Star Wars needs more characters like Light Side!Jaesa Willsaam.