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"How did you come to the Temple, Si?"
"The same as you. A Seeker found me. Master Maota."
Dooku and Sifo-Dyas[src]

Cherff Maota was a male Jedi Master who lived long before the conflict between the First Order and the Resistance.[1] During the High Republic Era, he trained Avar Kriss as his Padawan.[2] He served as a seeker in the Jedi Order and encountered the Force-sensitive infant Sifo-Dyas, and brought him to the Jedi Temple to become a Jedi Knight.[3] Maz Kanata owned a bust in Maota's image, which she kept in her castle on the planet Takodana.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The bust of Cherff Maota was one of the props created for the castle of Maz Kanata in Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (December 18, 2015).[1] In the movie's novelization, the private collection of Kanata notably includes what is described as "a bust of some unknown bearded human."[4] Maota's bust, however, clearly has non-human features.[1]



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