- "How did you come to the Temple, Si?"
"The same as you. A Seeker found me. Master Maota"
- ―Dooku and Sifo-Dyas
Cherff Maota was a male Jedi Master who lived long before the conflict between the First Order and the Resistance. 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. Maz Kanata owned a bust in Maota's image, which she kept in her castle on the planet Takodana.
Behind the scenesEdit
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). In the movie's novelization, the private collection of Kanata notably includes what is described as "a bust of some unknown bearded human." Maota's bust, however, clearly has non-human features.
- Dooku: Jedi Lost (Mentioned only) (Appears in flashback(s))
- Dooku: Jedi Lost script (Mentioned only) (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars Battlefront II (Bust) (DLC)
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (First appearance) (Bust)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary (First identified as Cherff Maota)
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded
- (Picture only)