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"I am no Jedi. Not anymore. I am a husband. As of today, a father. And, to protect the ones I love…your doom."
―Koth duels Darth Vader[3]

Eeth Koth was a Force-sensitive Iridonian Zabrak male native to the planet Iridonia, who also held the title of Jedi Master within the Jedi Order. Serving on the Jedi High Council in the final years of the Galactic Republic as one of its leading members, Koth participated in the Clone Wars against the Confederacy of Independent Systems as a Jedi General in the Republic Military. Following his survival of the war's opening battle on the planet Geonosis, in 21 BBY, Koth was assaulted and captured by Separatist General Grievous, who later used the captive Jedi to lure others into a trap. There, the Jedi Master narrowly evaded his death, after being rescued by Republic forces in a battle over the planet Saleucami, led by Jedi Generals Obi-Wan Kenobi, Adi Gallia, and Anakin Skywalker.

Sometime following his rescue, Koth relinquished his seat on the High Council, where it was subsequently presented to Jedi Master Agen Kolar, leading to the Iridonian's dismissal of the Jedi Order. Later, by the time of the Galactic Empire—the successor state to the Republic—the former Jedi devoted to being a priest in the Church of the Ganthic Enlightenment on a desert planet. Koth's retirement gave way to marriage to his wife Mira, who eventually gave birth to the former Jedi's infant daughter. However, shortly after her birth, the Sith Lord Darth Vader—formerly the Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker—located Koth on the desert planet during his eradication of the remaining Jedi. In their duel, Koth was killed by the Sith Lord, who then abducted his child, having selected her as a candidate for the Imperial Project Harvester.

Biography[]

Early life[]

Hailing from the Mid Rim[11] planet[12] of Iridonia,[1] Eeth Koth was a male Zabrak who discovered to be Force-sensitive and was brought to the Jedi Temple to be trained as a Jedi at the age of four. He soon became a Jedi Master and was appointed to the Jedi High Council[4] by 40 BBY,[13] with Koth eventually becoming regarded as a leading member of the council.[10]

Koth was on the Council when the outcome of a mission on Nameel was stated to the Council. Cere Junda explained how she was provoked during the mission and attacked some of the Trandoshans, and the Council decided to send them to Ontotho to oversee the excavation of an Ontothon temple.[14] Sometime later, Koth was present at a Council debate over the dispute between the Czerka Arms and the Pijali monarchy.[15]

Mission to Kwenn[]

By 33 BBY,[16] Koth had taken up the duty of evaluating materials from closed Jedi outposts to determine what belonged in the Jedi Archives on Coruscant, as this duty required a council member.[17] Later, Koth was present at a Council meeting in which Qui-Gon Jinn challenged the council to pay more attention to individuals in the galaxy and the living Force, stating that the Jedi Order was so focused on large-scale issues that they had lost sight of the smaller things in front of them. When it was suggested that the next closure would be the outpost on the planet Kwenn, which had been open for 200 years and was the result of significant Jedi effort, the Council determined to meet in person on Kwenn before making the decision. They would plan an anniversary celebration for the people of Kwenn, in an effort to meet Jinn's challenge.[17]

Library Mystery[]

Upon his arrival on Kwenn, Koth got a head start on an inventory of the Kwenn outpost's library so it would be complete in the case that the outpost was closed. Although Koth had expected the task to go quickly, as the caretaker Seneschal Voh was known for keeping meticulous records, Koth discovered several discrepancies between the records and the actual collection. Koth and Oppo Rancisis questioned Voh, who was quite embarrassed that items had gone missing on his watch. Voh's theory was that an exterminator, who had been left alone in the outpost to rid it of egralla mites a few years before, had stolen the missing items. Despite Rancisis' encouragement to let the matter rest and get to know the people of Kwenn, Koth was determined solve the mystery of the missing items.[17]

Searching Kwenn's governmental records, Koth found that the exterminator had emigrated off of Kwenn, likely having sold any items she had stolen before leaving. He was referred to the Lamplighter Boutique on Kinnawah Key, the one place on Kwenn that was likely to buy printed works. The Lamplighter was owned by Hadden Shrag, but as Shrag was recuperating from an injury on one of Kwenn's moons, Koth dealt with his wife Pogee. She was more than happy to let him look through the boutique, which was so full of ephemera that the door would barely open. Koth nearly gave up on finding anything there, until he happened to spot a datapad authored by a Jedi Master. Although it was only a treatise on fishing, it had a symbol indicating it had come from the Jedi library at the Kwenn outpost. This was enough proof for Koth that more items stolen from the outpost might be inside, and Pogee was more than happy to let him straighten up and search through the overstuffed boutique. Realizing that he needed help, he contacted other members of the council who were already on Kwenn, but found that they had tasks of their own. He then turned to Qui-Gon Jinn, asking him and his Padawan Kenobi to come to Kwenn and help out in the library matter.[17]

Exploring Kinnawah Key[]

Jinn and Kenobi were redirected en route to Kwenn, so Koth worked alone until Masters Yaddle and Even Piell arrived. Sensing Koth's disappointment that he had spent his entire time on Kwenn searching through libraries, they took over the work and urged him to go out and explore Kinnawah Key. Koth wandered around the city for some time, grateful for the opportunity, before finding food at an open-air hotel bar near the docked casino barge Pelagic. There, he was approached by a Faleen woman, who introduced herself as Inisa while attempting to pickpocket Koth. He calmly told her that Jedi don't often carry money, but offered to buy her a drink, and sat to talk with her for over an hour. She asked him to prove that he was a Jedi, and did so by using the Force to knock over a drink that her associate had just drugged. Koth explained the nature of the Jedi Order, and learned that Inisa worked for the Poisoned Blades, one of the pirate gangs active on Kwenn and the surrounding sectors. Before parting ways, Koth gave Inisa his personal comm channel, offering her a way out of her criminal lifestyle.[17]

The Bicentennial Celebration[]

The evening before the celebration, while the Council members were in the Gala Key Arena preparing, Inisa contacted Koth, who requested Piell's assistance in dealing with the matter. She alerted Koth to several of the various allied pirate gangs' schemes, allowing the Jedi to head them off. Koth and Piell dealt with a plot in which members of the Staved Skulls gang posed as vendors for the Tasty Comet Frozen Confection Company, a shell corporation owned by the Filthy Creds gang. They intended to use the Tasty Comet vendor carts to smuggle weapons to the arena's plaza during the celebration. Thanks to Inisa's intel, Koth and Piell had raided the Tasty Comet warehouse the night before and removed the weapons from the carts, and had evacuated all the attendees from the plaza area on the premise of incoming storms. Koth and Piell fought the pirates on the plaza, joined later by Yoda and Yaddle.[17]

After the fighting on Kwenn was over and the pirates had been defeated, Koth revisited the Lamplighter Boutique, determining that there was too much to sort through and that they were unlikely to find any of the more valuable missing items there. He took his leave of Pogee Shrag, and opted for a commercial flight back to Coruscant. While waiting at the spaceport bar, he was joined by Inisa, who was also leaving Kwenn after the breakup of the Poisoned Blades. Koth asked why she had warned the Jedi of the pirates' plans, and she admitted that she didn't want to see him get hurt. At Koth's surprise, she asked whether people were allowed to care about individual Jedi. When he said he supposed that was allowed, she asked whether he was allowed to care back. He replied that Jedi cared for all life, and Inisa teased that when he was making the rounds, caring for all life, she'd be happy to tell him how she was doing. She gave Koth her contact information before they headed to their respective boarding bays.[17]

A new threat[]

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Koth on the Jedi High Council

Koth served as a member of the Jedi High Council around the time of the Battle of Naboo in 32 BBY, when the Sith revealed their survival in the form of Darth Sidious and his apprentice, Darth Maul. Koth was present when a nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker was presented to the council and tested by Mace Windu for his force abilities and midi-chlorian count.[8] Because Koth had started his own training at an unusually late age, he was more receptive than his fellow councilors to Jinn's appeal to train Skywalker.[4] After Jinn's death, his last words were for Skywalker to be trained so Koth and the rest of the Council consented. Later, he went to Jinn's funeral.[8]

The Clone Wars[]

Early war activities[]

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Koth sat on the Council during the Separatist Crisis

Master Koth continued to sit on the Jedi Council during the Separatist Crisis, in 22 BBY. When Padmé Amidala had several attempts on her life, Koth approved Obi Wan Kenobi to investigate and Skywalker to serve as her bodyguard.[9]

To rescue Kenobi, Skywalker and Amidala, Koth followed Master Windu and his assault team to the planet Geonosis.[9] During the battle, Koth was believed to have been killed when his gunship took a direct hit. However, Koth survived and soon returned to active duty.[7]

Shortly after the battle, Master Windu was sent on a team of other Jedi, Kit Fisto, Prosset Dibs, and Rissa Mano, to the Outer Rim Territories planet Hissrich to discern the threat level of a Separatist occupation.[18] Koth was present on the Council meeting in which the outcome of the mission was reported and treasonous charges were placed against Dibs. Windu convinced the other Masters to show mercy and Dibs was confined in the library.[19]

Kidnapped by Grievous[]

"It would seem once again one of your Order has lost his way. And even better, a leading member of your Jedi Council."
―General Grievous, to Eeth Koth[10]
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Koth battles Grievous and his MagnaGuards

While on a mission to find those who had launched attacks on hyperspace routes with his fleet,[20] Koth's flagship, the Steadfast,[7] was engaged near the planet Arda in the Outer Rim[21] by Separatist forces under the command of General Grievous. Clone Captain Lock and the clone troopers of General Koth's unit held off the super battle droids for as long as possible, until Master Koth ordered them to get to the escape pods. As the droid General boarded Koth's ship, the Zabrak Jedi was forced to confront the cyborg inside the bridge. Though he managed to be a worthy opponent for Grievous[10] and possibly could have beat him,[21] he was eventually overpowered by Grievous's IG-100 MagnaGuards.[10] But instead of being killed, as Grievous normally would have done,[20] Koth was taken hostage[10] after Grievous claimed his lightsaber.[22] Grievous, having bested the Jedi Master, intended to torture him to death. Grievous sent a transmission to the Jedi Temple, gloating over the Jedi's capture and torturing him with his MagnaGuards. However, Koth was able to communicate with his fingers via a secret message his location, allowing a Jedi task force to be sent to rescue him.[10]

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Grievous flaunts his capture of Master Koth.

Recognizing the coordinates as those of the Saleucami system, the council dispatched Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Adi Gallia to rescue Koth. Boarding Grievous's ship secretly, Gallia and Skywalker rescued the Jedi Master while Kenobi engaged Grievous in battle. Fighting their way through numerous droids, they managed to get Koth to safety. After Grievous' escaped via escape pod to Saleucami below, Skywalker and Kenobi followed him while Gallia brought an injured Koth to a medical frigate.[10] Although the Jedi were relieved that they had saved Eeth Koth, they were displeasure at not having won a significant victory.[20]

Council deliberations[]

Master Koth continued to serve as a member of the Jedi council throughout the early years of the Clone Wars following the First Battle of Geonosis.[10] Shortly after the Senate hostage crisis,[23] Koth was present in which Skywalker and Senator Amidala reported to the Council that Risha Synata had turned to the Separatists. After stating their report, Synata was found guilty of treason and put into custody.[24]

In 20 BBY, he was present through holographic form in the Jedi High Council when they discussed about an ancient Jedi Code that was sent to them. They decided to send Kenobi, Skywalker and Skywalker's Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, to see what was going on.[25]

Later that year, the Festival of Light, a festival that celebrated Naboo's 847th anniversary for joining the Galactic Republic, he was present at the Jedi Temple communication center when the Council discussed about Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine's safety. Jedi Masters Windu and Yoda told everyone that Kenobi (who was presumed dead by the hands of bounty hunter Rako Hardeen), was still alive and undercover as Hardeen. Skywalker, determined, said that he wanted the mission completed.[26]

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Eeth Koth present on the Jedi Council when the Onderon rebels contacted the Council asking for support.

Koth was present at the Jedi High Council when they were contacted by the Onderon rebels who asks them to help them defeat the Confederacy of Independent Systems. The Council began deliberating about whether or not they should send help, but after listening to Skywalker's argument in favor of sending a team to help train the rebels, they agreed to send Skywalker, Tano, Kenobi, and Captain Rex to help them.[27]

Bombing of the Jedi Temple hangar[]

In 19 BBY,[28] the Jedi Temple hangar was bombed and Letta Turmond was put into custody for the incident. She asked to bring Tano in for her to tell something to her, but before she could, she was Force-choked to death. Tano was arrested as she was the only one in the room with Turmond, but she soon escaped.[29]

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Koth attended the funeral of the victims of the Temple bombing

Koth and the Council discussed about how they should catch Tano. Everyone present believed that she was guilty except for Skywalker, Kenobi, and Plo Koon. Because of this, Yoda decided to send them to catch Tano, though with some resistance from Mace Windu, who worried that Skywalker's emotional connection to Tano would further complicate the situation. Tano was ultimately captured.[30]

Koth was later present when Wilhuff Tarkin told the Council that he and the Galactic Senate wanted the Council to expel Tano and bring her to a military trial, even though the Council wanted for her to have a standard Jedi trial. After a brief debate, the Council agreed, believing that if they stood by Tano, it would appear that they were defying the Senate. Tano was expelled from the Order after her trial at the Chamber of Judgment. However, during her trial, it was revealed that Tano was innocent and the actual traitor was fellow Padawan Barriss Offee, who believed that the Order had lost their way from the light side of the Force.[31]

Conspiracies[]

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Eeth Koth and the Jedi Council listen to Shaak Ti's report

Later, clone trooper Tup shot a Jedi General, Tiplar, and killed her and was sent for examination. Jedi Master Shaak Ti went to the Jedi High Council to talk about a tumor while Nala Se wanting to terminate him went with Prime Minister Lama Su. Koth was present while Ti was reporting the situation.[32] Later, Tup's fellow clone trooper, Fives, secretly treated him and found a chip in his brain for Order 66, with Tup dying shortly afterward. Fives stuck with his beliefs, resulting in his death. Koth and his fellow Jedi had no idea that Fives' beliefs were the truth.[33]

Queen Julia of Bardotta contacted the Senate and told them of the disappearance of the Dagoyan Masters. Palpatine was about to send Senators Amidala and Organa, but she specifically requested Junior Representative Jar Jar Binks, a request that confused everyone. He was present when Palpatine reported this to the Council. The Council agreed to send Windu to supervise Binks.[34]

Koth was with the Jedi Council when Koon said he found the lightsaber of Sifo-Dyas during on the Oba Diah moon. Yoda confirmed this and decided to investigate. Later, Koth was present when it was revealed that Dooku was responsible for the purchase of the clones and were forced to keep it a secret so that the citizens would not lose faith in the Republic.[35]

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Yoda witnessed many Jedi in his vision, including Eeth Koth

Late war service[]

Later that year, Koth was present when Yoda became distracted and said that he kept hearing the voice of the deceased Jinn. The Council decided to test if this was true, but Yoda didn't hear it. He decided to go to the hospital, but nothing was wrong with him. The voice of Jinn told him to go to Dagobah to find the secrets of immortality.[36] On Dagobah, Yoda had a vision in which the Clone Wars never happened. However, he realized it was a vision when he saw Gallia and Jinn. After this, the vision of Koth vanished.[37] Yoda left Dagobah, succeeding his task.[38]

At some point, Kenobi and Skywalker were sent to Utapau after the death of Jedi Master Tu-Anh. Koth was present when Kenobi reported that the Sugi arm dealers were about to sell a giant kyber crystal. He later reported back when the crystal was destroyed, causing Yoda to talk about stories where the Jedi and Sith fought each other with weapons made of kyber crystals.[39]

Some time after,[40] Koth was present at a meeting during which the Council heard Yoda's report of a devastating weapon known as Operation Titan that would turn the tide of war in favor of the Confederacy. However, the available information on the enemy project was insufficient and Obi-Wan Kenobi mentioned that Anakin Skywalker's forces had recently captured a Separatist frigate, suggesting that they sweep the vessel's databanks. Yoda agreed, deciding to go join Skywalker himself. Yoda and Skywalker followed their leads and learned that Operation: Titan involved the construction of a new droid army containing "megadroids."[41]

Ex-Jedi[]

Forced into exile[]

Shortly after this,[42] Koth was forced to step down from the Jedi Council and decided to leave the Order. He was replaced by Jedi Master Agen Kolar.[43] Eventually, Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine, the public persona of Darth Sidious, destroyed the Jedi Order by issuing the execution of Order 66, forcing the clone troopers to kill the Jedi due to a behavioral modification biochip implanted in their heads. Aided by Anakin Skywalker, who became the Sith Lord Darth Vader, Palpatine established the Galactic Empire of which he became its Emperor.[44] By the Emperor's order, the Jedi were hunted down and killed by Darth Vader and the Inquisitorius.[45]

Hunted by Vader[]

"How was he attempting to hide?"
"He became a priest."
"Ha! He could have been anything, and he picked the closest thing to a Jedi he could find."
―Darth Sidious and Darth Vader on Eeth Koth[46]
Vader finds the Koth family

Eeth Koth settled with Mira and had a daughter after the fall of the Jedi.

By 14 BBY,[2] Koth had no allegiance to the Jedi Order, and was a priest in the Church of the Ganthic Enlightenment.[3] He eventually married[1] a fellow Zabrak, a woman named Mira, and had a child with her.[3] Like himself, Koth's daughter was force-sensitive, and so had the ability to connect to the Force.[47] Mere minutes after his child's birth, however, Darth Vader arrived at their home with three Inquisitors, Thirteenth Sister, Fifth Brother, and Tualon Yaluna, and confronted Koth. He pleaded with Vader to allow him and his family to remain in peace, and told Vader that he was no longer a Jedi and had no loyalty to his former Order. He then attempted to bargain with Vader, offering him ways to find other survivors of the Purge. Vader ignored him, and a lightsaber duel ensued.[3]

Koth quickly flung a medical droid at Vader and blasted a hole in the wall of the room in order to facilitate the escape of his child and wife. He then engaged Vader, who sensed emotions in Koth that had not been present when the Zabrak had been a Jedi; fear, anger, and resentment. He told Koth that these emotions gave him more power than he could have ever had as a Jedi, and Koth quipped that it was either his Zabrak nature shining through, or the fact that he now had something to lose. Vader replied that it was too late regardless and blasted Koth away with the Force.[3]

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Darth Vader hunts and kills Eeth Koth

Vader ordered the three Inquisitors to steal the baby, but remarked that the mother's fate was irrelevant to him. Koth regained his feet and attacked again, rebuffing Vader's label of Jedi with the remark that he was now a husband and a father, willing to kill Vader in order to protect his family. In an intense swordfight, Vader was able to grab Koth with the Force at one point, but Koth in turn scored several successful strikes with his lightsaber. While Koth and Vader battled one another, the Inquisitors overtook Koth's wife, ultimately capturing the infant, though her despairing mother escaped. Returning to their master, the Inquisitors found Vader and Koth battered from the fighting. Unaware of what had transpired, Koth reiterated that he would save his family, and Vader pointed out the child in the grasp of[3] the Thirteenth Sister.[48] The sight of his child distracted Koth, and Vader ruthlessly used the opportunity to impale the Zabrak through the back, killing him. The Jedi's lightsaber fell out of his hand as he died, and his child was brought to Coruscant and given to the Nursemaids to be used for Project Harvester.[3]

Legacy[]

"The death of Eeth Koth should have served as a lesson to you about such things."
Darth Vader, to Tualon Yaluna[46]

After the mission, Thirteenth Sister and Tualon Yaluna toasted to Koth's death and each drank a shot of dust juice, the best drink the planet had to offer back at the Inquisitorius Headquarters.[3] Shortly afterward, Vader came and reprimanded them for sensing a connection between them, something he believed as a weakness, assuring that Koth's death should have served as a lesson about attachments.[46]

Following the deaths of the Thirteenth Sister and Yaluna, after Vader reported of the Inquisitors' actions and was reprimanded by the Emperor due to the death of Senator Maklooq, Vader's master congratulated him for Koth's death, stating that as a former member of the Jedi Council, he could have caused trouble for them. The Emperor then laughed at hearing Koth became a priest, stating that Koth was a fool who could not help himself and for such reason the Jedi deserved extinction.[46]

Shortly after the Battle of Fortress Vader, Vader entered a portal constructed by Darth Momin to resurrect his wife Padmé Amidala. While walking through visions, he encountered Koth along with many Jedi with their lightsabers ready to battle him. However, Vader killed all the illusions, impaling Koth through the chest along with Ferren Barr as the words "Let the past die" resounded in his mind.[49]

Personality and traits[]

"I will save my family."
―Eeth Koth to Darth Vader[3]
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Eeth Koth's face bore Iridonian tattoos

A esteemed Zabrak male Jedi Master,[1] Koth had black hair, brown eyes, and tan skin,[4] and stood at 1.87 meters, or 6 feet, 2 inches.[6] He wore Iridonian facial tattoos.[50] Eeth Koth served as a Jedi Master in the Jedi Order.[4]

During his time on the Jedi High Council, Koth took on oversight of a round of Jedi outpost closures, due to his good mind for spatial information and familiarity with the locations of the outposts. He specialized in rarities, and evaluated materials coming in from the closed outposts to determine what should be kept for the Jedi Archives on Coruscant. When Master Jinn challenged the council to be more involved in the everyday lives of galactic citizens, Koth agreed that they had been too tied to Coruscant lately, and supported Jinn's call for more personal interactions. In the matter of closing the outpost on Kwenn, Koth considered its impact on the outpost's caretaker, and questioned whether the proposed bicentennial celebration of the outpost's opening would be deceptive to the people of Kwenn if it was to be closed immediately afterward.[17]

Koth supported Qui-Gon Jinn's petition to train the young Anakin Skywalker as a Jedi despite being too old for training,[8] as he felt identified with Skywalker given that he started his training at an unusually late age.[4]

As a Jedi, Eeth Koth maintained a firm control over his emotions. His feelings were sufficiently tempered for him to sit for many years upon the Jedi High Council, the Order's governing body.[3] Koth had a strong sense of duty; Rancisis joked that he was "stuck in his ways" when Koth decided to search for missing library materials rather than get to know the people of Kwenn. He had to be directly urged to let others take over that duty before he would allow himself to take a break. Despite much of his work being in archives, Koth was capable of forming meaningful connections with other beings, such as the Poisoned Blades member Inisa. He was level-headed and gracious, calmly rebuking Inisa's attempt at pickpocketing him, buying her a drink instead, speaking to her for over an hour, and offering her his contact information in case she wanted to leave her criminal lifestyle. Koth's efforts paid off later, when Inisa provided intel that allowed the Jedi to foil several pirate schemes on Kwenn. Koth also had a sense of humor, playing along with Master Piell's jokes as they sabotaged a scheme to smuggle weapons inside frozen dessert carts.[17]

At some point after his removal from the Council, Koth became disillusioned with the Jedi Order and turned his back on it. After his marriage, his priorities shifted to his family. Koth resolved to settle into a quiet life as a priest, officiating weddings and funerals for the Church of the Ganthic Enlightenment.[3]

Following the Clone Wars, Koth became less concerned with controlling his feelings. During their confrontation, Vader recognized Koth's strong emotions - most notably, his fear, anger, and resentment. Koth insinuated that this was because he had "something to lose." In desperation, Koth even attempted to leverage the locations of his former comrades in exchange for his family's safety, demonstrating a complete lack of any partiality toward the Jedi Order and its teachings.[3]

Koth's newfound attachment to his family ultimately proved to be his downfall. Vader used the abduction of Koth's newborn daughter to divert his attention, allowing Vader to impale the distracted Zabrak with no resistance. Even before that, Koth showed Vader that he was willing to do whatever he need to save his family, even launching the very same medical droid who brought his daughter to the world against Vader to save her and his wife.[3]

Powers and abilities[]

"Perhaps it's the Zabrak in me."
―Eeth Koth[3]
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Eeth Koth attacks Darth Vader

Koth was able to defend himself against General Grievous despite having been shot in the arm moments before, and though he overpowered the General through the use of the Force rather than through swordplay, defeating him required the intervention of Grievous's MagnaGuards.[10] He had also effectively held his own against Darth Vader, appearing to be only somewhat battered from Force based attacks at the conclusion of the duel proper. His power in the Force was also quite substantial, as he was able to blast a large hole in a thick stone wall while simultaneously hurling a medical droid at Vader.[3] He was also able to blast Grievous into a window with enough power to stun the General.[10] However, Koth was able to fight armed or unarmed and had exceptional agility.[6]

Equipment[]

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Eeth Koth's lightsaber

Eeth Koth wielded a green lightsaber and used to wear Jedi robes. During the Imperial Era, he wore priest attire.[10]

Behind the scenes[]

Eeth Koth first appeared in the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, where he was originally intended to serve as the leader of the Jedi Council. Concept Artist Iain McCaig based early sketches of the character on Doug Chiang, the leader of the Art Department.[51]

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Concept art of Eeth Koth by Iain McCaig

Koth was portrayed by actor Hassani Shapi in Episode I, and archival footage of Shapi was reused for the Jedi Council scenes in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. In his appearances during the mission to Geonosis, he was played by local performer Tux Akindoyeni, as the scenes were shot in Australia. Visual differences between the two portrayals eventually prompted Lucasfilm Ltd. to establish Akindoyeni's character as Agen Kolar, a new Jedi Master, although production paperwork such as scripts and call sheets continued to refer to both of them as Eeth Koth.[51]

When "Grievous Intrigue," a 2010 episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars was being written, series supervising director Dave Filoni wanted to use Koth, but was told by both Leland Chee, keeper of the Holocron continuity database, and Pablo Hidalgo, Internet Content Manager for Lucas Online, that the character was dead. Filoni then received permission from George Lucas to resurrect the character. Koth had been slated to die at the beginning of "Grievous Intrigue," but Filoni decided that he was an interesting enough character to use in future episodes of the series.[52] In the episode, Koth was voiced by actor Chris Edgerly,[10] who gave the character a soft Indian accent that he identified as tricky to do, yet gracious and noble.[53]

Although Ultimate Star Wars gave Koth's homeworld as the moon of Nar Shaddaa,[7] the same as his homeworld in Star Wars Legends,[54] Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition,[1] Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded,[4] and Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, New Edition later gave it as Iridonia, making the information from Ultimate Star Wars obsolete.[55] In addition to this, the Star Wars Encyclopedia, Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Character Encyclopedia - Join the Battle!, and the Databank say that Eeth Koth's height is 1.87 meters, while Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded says that his height is 1.71 meters.[4]

Star Wars Helmet Collection 33 stated that Koth was killed during Order 66.[56] Koth was later established in Darth Vader (2017) 19 to have survived Order 66 before being killed by Darth Vader in a duel.[3]

Appearances[]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Timelines
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 Darth Vader (2017) 19
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
  5. 5.0 5.1 StarWars-DatabankII Eeth Koth in the Databank (backup link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Character Encyclopedia - Join the Battle!
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Ultimate Star Wars
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Grievous Intrigue"
  11. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
  12. Ultimate Factivity Collection: Star Wars
  13. Koth was on the Jedi High Council during the events of Master & Apprentice, which Star Wars: Timelines dates to 40 BBY.
  14. Jedi Fallen Order - Dark Temple 1
  15. Master & Apprentice
  16. SWInsider "Launchpad" — Star Wars Insider 224 dates the events of The Living Force to a year prior to Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, which equates to 33 BBY per Star Wars: Timelines.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 The Living Force
  18. Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu 1
  19. Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu 5
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 AltayaCite "The Clone Wars Begin" — Star Wars Encyclopedia
  21. 21.0 21.1 AltayaCite "Ezra Bridger and Other Users of the Force" — Star Wars Encyclopedia
  22. Star Wars Lightsabers: A Guide to Weapons of the Force
  23. IDWStarWarsAdventuresLogoSmaller "Intermission, Part I" — Star Wars Adventures (2017) 12
  24. IDWStarWarsAdventuresLogoSmaller "Intermission, Part II" — Star Wars Adventures (2017) 13
  25. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Overlords"
  26. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Crisis on Naboo"
  27. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "A War on Two Fronts"
  28. Star Wars: Timelines dates the events of "Sabotage" to 19 BBY.
  29. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "The Jedi Who Knew Too Much"
  30. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "To Catch a Jedi"
  31. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "The Wrong Jedi"
  32. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Conspiracy"
  33. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Orders"
  34. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "The Disappeared, Part I"
  35. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "The Lost One"
  36. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Voices"
  37. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Destiny"
  38. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Sacrifice"
  39. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "The Big Bang"
  40. The third arc of Star Wars: Yoda features Agen Kolar on the Jedi High Council. "A Seat on the Council" establishes that Kolar replaced Eeth Koth, who served on the Council during The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of "The Wrong Jedi" to 19 BBY. Galactic Atlas also dates the beginning of Great Jedi Purge, which includes the events of "Victory and Death," to 19 BBY. StarWars Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order on StarWars.com (backup link) places The Lost Missions between "The Wrong Jedi" and "Victory and Death", dating the events of The Lost Missions to 19 BBY. Kolar was later seen on the Council during Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, the events of which Galactic Atlas also dates to 19 BBY, including the destruction of the Jedi Order, limiting Kolar's tenure, and Star Wars: Yoda: Size Matters Not, to that year.
  41. Yoda 7
  42. Yoda 8
  43. 43.0 43.1 SWInsider "A Seat on the Council" — Star Wars Insider 199
  44. Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  45. Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 46.3 Darth Vader (2017) 20
  47. The Star Wars Book
  48. Inquisitor: Rise of the Red Blade
  49. Darth Vader (2017) 25
  50. Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
  51. 51.0 51.1 Databank title Koth, Eeth in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link)
  52. StarWars "Grievous Intrigue" Episode Featurette on StarWars.com (backup link)
  53. StarWars Chris Edgerly: From Potamus to Koth on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link)
  54. Databank title Koth, Eeth in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link)
  55. Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, New Edition
  56. Helmet Collection logo small Star Wars Helmet Collection 33 (Databank A-Z: Admiral Kilian–Kowakian)
  57. 57.0 57.1 "A Seat on the Council" establishes that Agen Kolar replaced Eeth Koth on the Jedi High Council. Koth was present on the Council during the events of "Voices," which Star Wars: Timelines dates to 19 BBY, and Kolar was on the Council during the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, which are dated to the same year by Timelines. Therefore, Kolar must have joined the Council in 19 BBY.


The Jedi High Council (32 BBY)
Yoda Mace Windu Ki-Adi-Mundi
Plo Koon Saesee Tiin Even Piell
Yarael Poof Oppo Rancisis Yaddle
Eeth Koth Adi Gallia Depa Billaba
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The Jedi High Council (22 BBY)
Yoda Mace Windu Ki-Adi-Mundi
Plo Koon Saesee Tiin Even Piell
Coleman Trebor
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Oppo Rancisis Shaak Ti
Eeth Koth Adi Gallia Depa Billaba and Kit Fisto
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The Jedi High Council (20 BBY)
Yoda Mace Windu Ki-Adi-Mundi
Plo Koon Saesee Tiin Even Piell
Kit Fisto Oppo Rancisis Shaak Ti
Eeth Koth Adi Gallia Obi-Wan Kenobi
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