- "Son, I wouldn't be so hasty if I were you."
- ―Cad Bane, to Captain Jayfon
Captain Jayfon was a Human male who led a group of Senate Commandos against a team of bounty hunters led by the Duros Cad Bane when the bounty hunters attempted to raid the Republic Executive Building on Coruscant in 21 BBY.
After Bane landed at the Executive Building's restricted landing platform without permission, Jayfon and a squad of guards ordered Bane to surrender. When the captain ordered one of his subordinates to handcuff Bane, the bounty hunter Aurra Sing opened fire on the guards. Bane himself attacked Jayfon, snapping his neck and killing him. The rest of the guards were also eliminated.
- "Put up your hands."
"I've got business with the Senate. How 'bout you fellas step aside?"
- ―Jayfon and Cad Bane
The Human male Jayfon was a captain of the Senate Commandos, a special unit of the Galactic Republic Senate Guard, in 21 BBY. After the Hutt crime lord Ziro Desilijic Tiure was arrested by the Republic for his participation in a plot to seize control of the criminal empire of his nephew, Jabba Desilijic Tiure, the bounty hunter Cad Bane was hired to free Ziro from the Republic Judiciary Central Detention Center on Coruscant. Along with a team of hunters, Bane set down on a restricted landing platform of Coruscant's Republic Executive Building without permission in order to capture senators and force Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to release Ziro.
As Bane disembarked his vehicle, Jayfon and several other Senate Commandos confronted the bounty hunter, and the captain ordered Bane to surrender. After Bane replied that he had business with the Galactic Senate and ordered the guards to step aside, Jayfon told the bounty hunter to drop to his knees, and one of the guards was sent to handcuff Bane.
However, the bounty hunter Aurra Sing opened fire on the guards with her sniper rifle, and Bane attacked the captain—although Jayfon and his men had been prepared for a fight, they were taken by surprise. Pressing the guard against a vehicle, Bane grabbed Jayfon's head and snapped his neck, killing him. The other Senate Commandos were dispatched by the other bounty hunters, and Bane ordered the BX-series droid commandos of his team to put on the uniforms of the deceased soldiers to make it look as though the commandos were still at their post.
Personality and traits
- "On your knees! Raise your hands. Slowly."
- ―Jayfon orders Bane to surrender
Although the no-nonsense Jayfon was a well-trained Senate Commando, his underestimation of Cad Bane's abilities ultimately cost him his life. Despite being prepared for a fight if necessary, he and his guards were taken by surprise by Bane and his accomplices. He was equipped with standard blue Senate Commando armor.
Behind the scenes
Captain Jayfon first appeared in "Hostage Crisis," the first season finale of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, which aired on March 20, 2009. His name was revealed in the 2009 The Art of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The character was voiced by Tom Kane, who also voices Jedi Master Yoda and Admiral Wullf Yularen in the series.
Jayfon also appeared in the non-canonical 2011 video game LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars as a non-playable character in the "Hostage Crisis" level. After completing the level, he is available for purchase as "Senate Commando (Captain)" for use in the game's Free Play mode.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Hostage Crisis" (First appearance)
- The Clone Wars: Planets in Peril (Picture only)
- "Season One Episode Guide (Part Two)"—Star Wars Insider 110
- The Art of Star Wars: The Clone Wars (First identified as Jayfon)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Official Episode Guide: Season 1 (Picture only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Official Episode Guide Series 1 & 2 (Picture only)
- LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars: Prima Official Game Guide
Notes and references
- The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 62 (21 BBY 17–18, Defense of Kamino) dates "ARC Troopers" to 21 BBY, while The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 7 (KAT2, King Katuunko) dates "Pursuit of Peace" to 21 BBY. Since places "Hostage Crisis" between those two episodes, it can be concluded that "Hostage Crisis" also takes place in 21 BBY.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Hostage Crisis"
- The Art of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars novelization
- LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars