Charonist is a disparaging term for a supporter of Emperor Charon. The term emerged after the merger between the Dark Empire and Galactic Empire; supporters of the Emperor Charon were referred to has Charonists while those who backed Vodo were dubbed Vodoists. After the fall of Charon most of his supporters left the Galactic Empire and dispersed; the largest group became part of the Jedi Praxium but drifted away. Unlike the equivalent term Vodoist, Charonist remained in common usage.
A number of high ranking Charonists such as Seele, Cyrus Cloudwalker and Martel Bryden subsequently returned to the Galactic Empire; however most subsequently left again as part of the New Imperial Order schism