Agen Kolar was a member of the Jedi Order in the Galactic Republic. In addition to being a member of the Order, Kolar was a Zabrak Jedi Master, a notable duelist, and also sat on the Jedi High Council. He was killed by Darth Sidious in a lightsaber duel.
Agen Kolar was born on Coruscant prior to the Separatist Crisis. He was found to be Force-sensitive and brought to the Jedi Temple to be trained as a Jedi. He eventually rose up to the rank of Jedi Master. He soon gained a Padawan called Tan Yuster.
Battle of Geonosis
Agen Kolar participated in the Battle of Geonosis, the conflict that sparked the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Separatist Alliance. As a participant, he was a member of the Jedi assault team assembled by fellow Jedi High Council member Mace Windu to rescue Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Padmé Amidala from being executed by the Separatists. During the battle, Kolar's Padawan Tan Yuster was overwhelmed by B2 super battle droids and killed. The Jedi Master recovered the blue kyber crystal from his fallen apprentice's lightsaber and later added it to his own as an homage.
Discussions on the Jedi Council
In 19 BBY, Kolar replaced Eeth Koth on the Jedi High Council after Koth was kicked off it. He took part in many important discussions such as when Supreme Chancellor Palpatine requested that Skywalker be appointed to be on the Jedi Council after the death of Dooku. He was also present when Palpatine reported that General Grievous was hiding on Utapau and suggested that they dispatch Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker. The Council instead dispatched Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi.
During the final days of the war, Kolar was part of another team assembled by Windu, this time to arrest Palpatine—who, up until that point, had secretly been Darth Sidious, the Dark Lord of the Sith. Of the four Jedi Masters sent to arrest the Dark Lord, Kolar and Tiin were near effortlessly killed. The other two Masters also perished, and Sidious transformed the Republic into the Galactic Empire and destroyed the Jedi Order.
Personality and traits
Agen Kolar was known to strike first and ask questions later. He was also considered a valuable member of the Jedi Council. Mace Windu had a high opinion of Kolar's combat skills, which led to Windu recruiting him to attempt to arrest Supreme Chancellor Palpatine.
Powers and abilities
He was a master swordsman of the Jedi Order, and his lightsaber skills were widely celebrated and renowned. Despite Kolar's reputation, however, Darth Sidious was able to slay the Zabrak Jedi with a single blow.
Behind the scenes
Agen Kolar was first created by Star Wars creator George Lucas, who originally intended for Kolar to be the character Eeth Koth in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.[source?]However, there are several differences between the characters' physical characteristics that Koth had that Kolar lacked. Lucasfilm soon decided to create a new character: Agen Kolar. Kolar was created as a new character for Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.[source?] He went on to appear in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, and he appeared in a vision in "Voices," an episode of the animated television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It is however the model of Eeth Koth that is used during the brief scene.[source?]
- 5-Minute Star Wars Stories Strike Back
- Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy – A Graphic Novel
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Voices" (Vision to Yoda)
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- Tarkin (Indirect mention only)
- Tarkin audiobook (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures – "Luke vs. Emperor Palpatine - Rise to Evil" (Appears in flashback(s))
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Star Wars Lightsabers: A Guide to Weapons of the Force
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Voices"
- ↑ Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 19: Fortress Vader, Part I
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Big Bang"