Sometime after the hunt on Chandar's Folly, Darth Vader took three Inquisitors to hunt the former Jedi Master Eeth Koth, who had left the Jedi Order. Darth Vader and his Inquisitors arrived just as Koth's wife, Mira, was giving birth. Koth distracted Vader while Mira escaped and the two engaged in a lightsaber duel. After knocking Koth down briefly, Vader sent the Inquisitors to secure the child as a part of Project Harvester.
Koth continued to fight Vader, but was badly beaten in the process. One Inquisitor was able to locate Mira and her daughter before she could escape, and apprehended the baby. She then presented it before Vader and the injured Koth, who were still fighting. While Koth was distracted by his daughter's capture, Vader slashed his back, killing him.
- "I'm not him anymore. I'm no one. No threat to anyone."
- ―Koth dismisses his past
Following the destruction of the Jedi Order, the Emperor sent his Sith apprentice, Darth Vader and the Inquisitorius to hunt down the surviving Jedi. Among these survivors was the Zabrak Eeth Koth. He cut all ties with his former life, changing his name, and joined the Church of the Ganthic Enlightenment as a priest, hosting weddings and funerals. He also fell in love with another Zabrak named Mira, who eventually became pregnant.
- "I told you, Sith. 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 Vader
Sometime after the hunt on Chandar's Folly, Vader was able to locate Koth and, with three Inquisitors, he traveled to his planet to kill him. Vader interrupted Koth shortly after his daughter was born. Koth tried to deny he was a threat to the with anymore and claimed he could help him track down other surviving Jedi. Vader did not care for this, so Koth threw his medical droid at him, covering Mira's escape with his daughter. He then grabbed his lightsaber with the Force and faced Vader alone.
Koth lunged at Vader, resulting in a lightsaber duel. As they fought, Vader sensed fear, anger, and resentment in Koth. Something Koth thought was sourced from the fact he now had something to lose. Vader then Force pushed him away and told his Inquisitors to find Koth's daughter, who was Force-sensitive. Koth got up again and attacked him. As this happened, the Inquisitors split up into the city to find his daughter. The red-skinned Inquisitor reached out with the Force and was able to locate it before the other two could. She confronted Mira and her baby as they were about to board her father's shuttle. Mira pleaded with the Inquisitor, hoping to form a relation as they were both women. The red-skinned Inquisitor let her pass, much to the surprise of the other two Inquisitors as they arrived. However, she then pulled the baby from Mira's hands with the Force as the shuttle departed. The Twi'lek Inquisitor asked why she did this and she claimed it was so the Zabrak could no longer trust another woman again.
Meanwhile Koth and Vader were still fighting. While Koth had made aggressive moves to try and kill him, Vader Force choked him and injured him greatly. Koth swore to protect his family. But Vader pointed him to the red-skinned Inquisitor with his daughter. In his moment of shock, Vader struck him down with his lightsaber, killing him.
- "To one less Jedi in the galaxy."
- ―The Twi'lek Inquisitor, toasting to the death of Eeth Koth
After Koth's death, his daughter was taken back to the Inquisitorius Headquarters to be put into Project Harvester. Shortly after this, the female and Twi'lek Inquisitors toasted to Koth's death with a drink from the planet he was on, dust Juice. The other Inquisitor on the mission, the Fifth Brother, reported what the red-skinned Inquisitor had done before capturing the baby to Vader. Vader suspected this as an act of defiance and went to kill the Inquisitor. The Twi'lek Inquisitor defended her, but after a short chase, they were both killed.
Behind the scenes
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 79 (Databank A-Z: Zabrak–Zillo Beast)
- (Indirect mention only)
Notes and references
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- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the events of "Landing at Point Rain" in 21 BBY, and Star Wars Helmet Collection 76 (Highlights of the Saga: The End of Endurance) dates the death of CT-411 "Ponds," as depicted in "Lethal Trackdown," to the same year. Since places "Brain Invaders" between "Landing at Point Rain" and "Lethal Trackdown," it must also be set in 21 BBY. As the second occupation of Geonosis begins in "Brain Invaders," it must have started in 21 BBY, and Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel establishes that the Galactic Empire carried on the occupation after the end of the Clone Wars. Dawn of Rebellion specifies that the Empire continued to hold its presence on Geonosis until the sterilization of Geonosis and that, within months of the genocide, Project Stardust had been entirely relocated to Scarif. As Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide states that the DS-1 Death Star Mobile Battle Station was moved to that planet nine years before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which occurred in 0 BBY according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas, the Death Star was moved over Scarif in 9 BBY. Based on what Dawn of Rebellion notes about how the sterilization occurred months before the project was situated over Scarif, the sterilization and Imperial withdrawal from Geonosis must have occurred around 9 BBY. Therefore, the second occupation of Geonosis lasted from 21 BBY to around 9 BBY.
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- "A Seat on the Council" – Star Wars Insider 199 states that Eeth Koth was killed approximately five years after Order 66, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 19 BBY. Therefore, Koth must have died around 14 BBY.
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