- "What's your name?"
"Honi. I'm almost three."
"Well, Honi-who-is-almost-three, hang on to me."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi and Honi
Honi was a Force-sensitive Human female who lived during the last decades of the Galactic Republic. Recruited into the Jedi Order before the age of three, she trained as an Initiate at the Jedi Temple on the Republic capital of Coruscant in 44 BBY. That year, Honi and her Initiate clan got into a turbolift accident arranged by the Dark Jedi Xanatos as a part of his plot to destroy the Temple. Honi and her peers were saved thanks to the timely actions of the Jedi Bant Eerin and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
- "You did well, children. The Force was with you."
"And Ali-Alann was there, too. He told us stories."
- ―Mace Windu and Honi, following Honi's rescue from the turbolift
Born around 47 BBY, Honi was a female Human whose Force-sensitivity was detected at an early age, which led to her acceptance into the Jedi Order as an Initiate. She began training in the ways of the Force at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, the capital planet of the Galactic Republic. Honi was sorted into a clan with nine other Initiates under the stewardship of Jedi Master Ali-Alann. In 44 BBY, when Honi was nearly three years old, her clan got into an accident as Ali-Alann was escorting them in a turbolift that connected the nursery to the dining halls. During the ride, all save one of the turbolift car's repulsorlifts failed and the horizontal shaft collapsed, leaving the car teetering over the Lake Level several hundred meters below. In order to keep the children calm while waiting for rescue, Ali-Alann told them stories.
The accident was witnessed by Jedi Initiate Bant Eerin and Obi-Wan Kenobi, a former Padawan hoping to re-enter the Jedi Order. Recognizing the danger the students were in, Eerin rushed to call for help. Meanwhile, Kenobi climbed up to the shattered shaft and assisted Ali-Alann in removing the Initiates from the car, Honi being the first to be taken out. By then, members of the Jedi High Council had arrived to the scene, as had Master Qui-Gon Jinn. The Council members used the Force to hold the car steady while Kenobi took out the younglings one by one and handed them to Jinn. When all of the children were safe, Master Mace Windu commended them on doing well in the scary situation, saying that the Force had been with them—to which Honi earnestly replied that Ali-Alann had been there as well. The Jedi later found out that the accident had been arranged by the Dark Jedi Xanatos, the failed former apprentice of Jinn who had planned to bring down the Jedi Temple.
Personality and traits
Honi had brown eyes and red hair that she wore in braids coiled around her head at the time of the accident. Having been trained in the use of the Force and to control her emotions, Honi—though serious—showed no fear when Obi-Wan Kenobi came to rescue her from the broken turbolift car, trustingly allowing him to carry her on a narrow catwalk hundreds of meters above the Lake Level. Like the other members of her clan, Honi had a great admiration for their caretaker Ali-Alann.
Behind the scenes
Honi was created by author Jude Watson and first appeared in The Captive Temple (2000), the seventh installment in the Jedi Apprentice series. The young reader novel remains the character's only in-universe appearance to date. The 2003 Star Wars Roleplaying Game supplement Galactic Campaign Guide mentions Honi as an example of a Human female name in its random name generator table. Honi received an entry in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, a three-volume reference book published in 2008.
- Jedi Apprentice: The Captive Temple (First appearance)
Notes and references
- Honi is said to be nearly three years old in Jedi Apprentice: The Captive Temple, which is set in 44 BBY according to The Essential Reader's Companion; therefore her birth year can be placed around 47 BBY.
- Jedi Apprentice: The Captive Temple
- Galactic Campaign Guide
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 55 ("Honi")