The Yuuzhan Vong are an alien race from the non-canon "Legends" timeline of the Star Wars franchise. Their most prominent role is in the New Jedi Order series of novels, of which they are the main antagonists. However, they also make minor appearances in later novels and the Legacy comic book series.

Much of their early history is unclear, but it is believed that many thousands of years before their invasion of the Star Wars galaxy, the Vong were a peaceful race that lived in symbiosis with their homeworld Yuuzhan'tar, which itself was a living entity. Invaded by a race that was more machine that organic, Yuuzhan'tar showed the Vong how to defend themselves, and provided bio-technological tools to do so. While they were able to do so this had the unfortunate effect of awakening their war like tendencies. The Vong went on to enslave or destroy many of the speicies in the home galaxy before turning on each other. One of the casualties of their civil war was Yuuzhan'tar - which was destroyed in the war. Before that was done Yuuzhan'tar dispatched a seed towards the Star Wars galaxy in the hopes that it would take root and become another living world.

Stripped of their symbiosis and their connection to the Force, the Vong experienced intolerable pain. Pain to them became the only way to experience what they had lost, and became central to Yuuzhan Vong society.

The Vong were soon forced to leave their home galaxy and journey for greener pastures, a journey that would take several thousand years. As early as about 4,000 years before the Battle of Yavin Vong scouts reached the galaxy. Revan's colleague Canderous Ordo once referred to encounter he had with this scout. During the long journey the worldship fleet nearly destroyed itself with the domains of the Vong fighting against each other, and was in bad shape by the time of the invasion.

By the second decade after Yavin, the main force reached the galaxy, and were determined to cleanse the galaxy of all machine technology, conquer all living species in the galaxy, and exterminate the Jedi. When Supreme Overlord Quoreal began having second thoughts about invading the galaxy when scouts reported the existence of a living world, a coup lead by Shimrra Jamaane toppled Quoreal's rule and allowed the invasion to proceed.

With the Vong unaffected by most Force powers, the Jedi were suddenly uncertain how to face this new enemy. Worse, many in the galaxy turned against them - and groups such as the Peace Brigade tried their best to help the Vong rid the galaxy of the Jedi.

Over the next five years the Yuuzhan Vong War proved to be one of the most destructive conflicts ever visited on the denizens of the Star Wars galaxy. Over 365,000,000,000,000 sentient beings died in the war. Countless worlds were ravaged, most notably Ithor, a lush jungle paradise planet with inhabitants that vowed to keep unspoiled. The vong unleashed toxic chemicles on Ithor, and in less then five minuts, Ithor was uninhabitable. Even Coruscant itself fell to the Vong for a period of time during which Shimrra took up residence on the planet, which the Vong tried to reshape into a copy of their original homeworld. Many were enslaved and forced by surge coral to go fight for the Vong.

When a Jedi strike team was finally able to kill Shimrra - who turned out to be a puppet of the Shamed One Onimi, and Onimi killed a short time later by Jacen Solo a large number of Vong committed suicide. The remaining Vong realized that continued fighting would be useless, and surrendered themselves to the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances.

Post War Era

The Yuuzhan Vong were allowed to settle on Zonoma Sekot - the seed that the original Yuuzhan'tar had dispatched all those years ago. Sekot then left known space for a star system where the Vong would be able to rebuild their society, safe from reprisals from some in the galaxy who wanted to take revenge on and exterminate the Yuuzhan Vong.

About 100 years later the New Jedi Order became involved in an effort to improve relations between the Vong and the citizens of the galaxy. Using the Jedi world of Ossus as a test bed, the Jedi allowed the Vong to reshape part of the world to see if the Vong could help rehabilitate devastated worlds. When the results were showed off to the galaxy worlds vied for the chance to allow the Vong to rebuild their worlds as well.

Unfortunately Darth Krayt and his Sith order sabotaged the project, causing people on worlds being reshaped to grow bony growths and plants became deformed. Millions died as a result of the Sith sabotage. The galaxy turned against the Vong again, and the Jedi who supported them as well. This set the stage for the Empire to declare war on the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances, and defeated them after a brief conflict. The Sith then turned on the Empire, and took control of the galaxy once again.

Star Wars Villains

Bounty Hunters
Aurra Sing | Bazine Netal | Boba Fett | Bossk | Cad Bane | Dengar | Embo | Gault Rennow | The Great Hunt Champion | Greedo | Hanharr | IG-88 | Jango Fett | Montross | Tarro Blood | Zam Wesell | Highsinger

Confederacy of Independent Systems
Leaders: Darth Sidious | Count Dooku | Nute Gunray | Passel Argente | Poggle the Lesser | San Hill | Shu Mai | Wat Tambor | Po Nudo | Tikkes
Military Leaders: Admiral Trench | General Grievous | General Kalani | Lok Durd
Other Officials: Asajj Ventress | Durge | EV-A4-D | Gizor Dellso | Jenna Zan Arbor | Keeper Agruss | Miraj Scintel | Osi Sobeck | Sora Bulq
Footsoldiers: Battle Droids | Super Battle Droids

Clone Army
501st Legion | Commander Bacara | Commander Cody

Eternal Empire
Leader: Arcann | Valkorion | Vaylin
Soldiers: Knights of Zakuul

First Order
Leader: Supreme Leader Snoke
Officials: Captain Phasma | General Hux | Kylo Ren
Soldiers: Stormtroopers | FN-2199
Other Officials: Carise Sindian

Galactic Empire
Leader: Emperor Palpatine
Dark Assassins: Darth Vader | Eighth Brother | Fifth Brother | Galen Marek | The Inquisitor | Jerec | Joruus C'baoth | Luuke Skywalker | Mara Jade | Sarcev Quest | Seventh Sister | X1
Inquisitorius: The Grand Inquisitor | Fifth Brother | Seventh Sister | Sixth Brother | Eighth Brother
Imperial Officers: Admiral Ozzel | Admiral Piett | Arihnda Pryce | Commander Jerjerrod | General Veers | Grand Moff Tarkin | C.A. Motti | Merillion Tarko | Natasi Daala | Ozzik Sturn | Rom Mohc | Grand Admiral Thrawn | Trioculus | Ysanne Isard | Admiral Kassius Konstantine
Other Officials: Agent Kallus | Armand Isard | Carnor Jax | Mas Amedda | Orson Krennic | Sate Pestage
Soldiers: Death Troopers | Emperor's Royal Guard | Stormtroopers

One Sith
Leader: Darth Krayt
Sith Lords: Darth Azard | Darth Havok | Darth Luft | Darth Maladi | Darth Nihl | Darth Rauder | Darth Reave | Darth Ruyn | Darth Stryfe | Darth Talon | Darth Wyyrlok (I) | Darth Wyyrlok (II) | Darth Wyyrlok (III) | Darth Vurik | Darth Wredd | Saarai | Vul Isen
Soldiers: Darth Krayt's Sith Troopers | Morlish Veed

Sith Empire
Leader: Sith Emperor Vitiate
Dark Council: Darth Acharon | Darth Arctis | Darth Arho | Darth Arkous | Darth Azamin | Darth Baras | Darth Charnus | Darth Decimus | Darth Drear | Darth Ekkage | Darth Gean | Darth Hadra | Darth Howl | Darth Igrol | Darth Jadus | Darth Karrid | Darth Marr | Darth Mekhis | Darth Mortis | Darth Nox | Darth Nyriss | Darth Ravage | Darth Thanaton | Darth Vengean | Darth Vowrawn | Darth Zhorrid
The Emperor's Wrath: Scourge
Sith Lords: Aloysius Kallig | Darth Andru | Darth Angral | Darth Atroph | Darth Cendence | Darth Chratis | Darth Fastus | Darth Glovoc | Darth Gravus | Darth Ikoral | Darth Jaga | Darth Kallous | Darth Lachris | Darth Malgus | Darth Nurin | Darth Ouzal | Darth Sajar | Darth Serevin | Darth Silthaar | Darth Skotia | Darth Sorranos | Darth Tormen | Darth Venemal | Darth Vich | Darth Viktus | Darth Vilus | Darth Xedrix | Darth Zash | Lord Draahg | Lord Nefarid | Lord Praven | Lord Sadic | Lord Tarnis | Lord Vivicar | Vindican |
Military: Lieutenant Pierce | Malavai Quinn | Moff Broysc | Sith Trooper

Other Sith and Fallen Jedi
Abeloth | Ajunta Pall | Aleema Keto | Alema Rar | Ashara Zavros | Atris | Azrakel | Barriss Offee | Bengel Morr | Dark Apprentice | The Dark Underlord | Darth Andeddu | Darth Bane | Darth Bandon | Darth Cognus | Darth Desolous | Darth Gravid | Darth Guile | Darth Homiiz | Darth Karnage | Darth Malak | Darth Maul | Darth Minax | Darth Morias | Darth Nihilus | Darth Phobos | Darth Plagueis | Darth Revan | Darth Ramage | Darth Rivan | Darth Ruin | Darth Simi | Darth Sion | Darth Scabrous | Darth Tenebrous | Darth Traya | Darth Vectivus | Darth Venamis | Darth Voren | Darth Zannah | Desann | Exar Kun | Freedon Nadd | Haazen | Jaesa Willsaam | Kazdan Paratus | Khem Val | Ludo Kressh | Lumiya | Maris Brood | Marka Ragnos | Naga Sadow | Pong Krell | Reborn | Savage Opress | Sith Master (Dxun) | Son | Tavion | Ulic Qel-Droma | Vemrin | Xalek | Xanatos | XoXaan

King Adas | Almec | Andronikos Revel | Burbakker Teep | Cornelius Evazan | Chop'aa Notimo | Durga the Hutt | The Eagle | Gardulla the Elder | Garnac | General Vaklu | Gorog | Granta Omega | Hondo Ohnaka | Jabba the Hutt | Kleef | Maketh Tua | Meeko Ghintee | Moralo Eval | Ponda Baba | Rakghouls | Saul Karath | Sebulba | Slick | Thrackan Sal-Solo | Todo 360 | Unkar Plutt | Visquis | Zillo Beast | Ziro the Hutt | Zorba the Hutt

Other Small Organizations
Bando Gora: Komari Vosa | Groff Haugg
Black Sun: Prince Xizor
Brotherhood of Darkness: Skere Kaan
Death Watch: Pre Vizsla | Bo-Katan | Tor Vizsla
Galactic Alliance Guard: Darth Caedus | Tahiri Veila
Nightsisters: Asajj Ventress | Mother Talzin | Old Daka | Zalem
Prophets of the Dark Side: Cronal | Darth Millennial | Jedgar | Kadann
Star Cabal: Hunter
Trade Federation: Daultay Dofine | Lott Dod | Nute Gunray | Rune Haako
Yuuzhan Vong: Onimi | Peace Brigade | Shimrra Jamaane