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"The Council will act as they deem necessary."
―Mace Windu[src]

The Jedi High Council, simply known as the Jedi Council, was the ruling body of the Jedi Order in the Republic Era. As one of the four Jedi Councils of the Order, the High Council convened in one of the Council Towers—the High Council Tower—of the Jedi Grand Temple on the Core World Coruscant. The High Council was composed of twelve Jedi Masters, one of whom served as Master of the Order, and was responsible for governing the Order. Although the Order's allegiance was to the Galactic Republic, the High Council had the autonomy to manage Jedi affairs without the direct oversight of the Galactic Senate. They had the authority to accept or reject prospective students, and they alone determined when a Padawan was ready to undergo the Jedi Trials and advance to the rank of Jedi Knight. The High Council was also responsible for enforcing the principles of the Jedi Code, which forbade personal attachment and masters instructing more than one apprentice at any given time. In the case of Anakin Skywalker, Chosen One, the High Council allowed him to be trained in the Jedi arts despite his advanced age.

The High Council worked closely with the office of Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine during the Separatist Crisis, and during the Clone Wars they accepted a leadership role as Jedi Generals in the Grand Army of the Republic. Using his wartime powers, Palpatine appointed Skywalker to represent his interests on the High Council who, in turn, accepted the chancellor's representative while denying him the status of Jedi Master. Regardless, it was unprecedented for a Jedi as young as Skywalker to serve on the Order's governing board. When Skywalker learned that Palpatine was the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, the High Council confronted the chancellor in an attempt to save the Order from destruction. The incident, which saw the deaths of Council members Kit Fisto and Mace Windu, was used by Sidious to charge all Jedi with treason against the Republic. The clone troopers executed Order 66 at the chancellor's command, killing most of the Jedi across the galaxy while Darth Vader, Sidious' Sith apprentice, slaughtered a group of Jedi younglings in the Jedi Council Chamber during the siege of the Jedi Temple.

Organization[edit | edit source]

"How can you be on the Council and not be a Master?"
"Take a seat, young Skywalker."
―Anakin Skywalker and Mace Windu[src]

One of the Jedi Grand Temple's spires was reserved for the Jedi High Council.

The Jedi High Council was the governing body of the Jedi Order. Its composition consisted of twelve Jedi Masters who were tasked with the responsibility of guiding the Order,[4] largely by convening as a council to discuss matters of importance to the Jedi.[5] Headquartered in the Jedi Grand Temple on Coruscant,[4] the capital world of the Galactic Republic,[6] the Council's chamber was located at the top of the Temple's High Council Tower—one of four Council Towers that surrounded the central Temple Spire,[7] which also contained its own High Council chamber at the Spire's peak.[8] Members could leave the Council at their discretion.[9][10]

As head of the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy, the Council's tasks included the deliberation of galactic events while also pondering the will of the Force.[11] In the waning years of the Republic, the Council's ranks included two notable positions: the Grand Master, an honorific bestowed on the oldest and wisest living Jedi,[12] presided over the Council;[13] and Master of the Order—the elected leader of the Jedi Order. During the crisis on Naboo in 32 BBY, Yoda held the title of Grand Master while Mace Windu served as Master of the Order. By the time of the Clone Wars, Yoda chaired the Council and led the Order as both Grand Master and Master of the Order.[2]

The High Council was the governing body of the Jedi Order.

The Council held the Jedi Code in the highest regard and required all Jedi to adhere to its principles. Members of the Council such as Yoda[7] and Windu staunchly adhered to the Order's ancient traditions.[14]. While the Council tolerated unconventional Jedi to an extent, there were tenets in the Code that they enforced without exception. When Qui-Gon Jinn offered to train Anakin Skywalker, the Council sternly reminded him that he already had a Padawan, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and that to train more than one apprentice at a time was forbidden by the Code. It was also the Council's prerogative to decide when a Padawan was fit to undergo the Jedi Trials, a fact which Yoda reminded Jinn when the latter attempted to circumvent the Code by promoting Kenobi in order to take Skywalker as his next apprentice.[7]

Although it was known that some wayward Jedi used blasters, their use was never condoned by the Council.[9] Kenobi, one of the last members of the Council, held a lifelong view that blasters were unreliable and uncivilized, especially in comparison to the Jedi lightsaber.[3][15]

History[edit | edit source]

Ancient past[edit | edit source]

Thousands of years before the time of Darth Sidious, a rogue Jedi came to believe that the true power of the Force did not lay through contemplation and passivity. Instead, this Jedi believed that the only way to gain the true potential of the Force was to tap into the dark side. The Jedi Council, however, balked at the idea, and cast out the rogue Jedi. Eventually, the Jedi gained followers, leading to the creation of the Sith Order[16] during the Hundred-Year Darkness.[17]

Age of the Jedi[edit | edit source]

"Agree with you, the Council does. Your apprentice, Skywalker will be."
―Yoda, to Obi-Wan Kenobi[src]

In the latter days of the Galactic Republic,[13] the upper tier[18] of the Jedi High Council consisted of legendary Jedi Masters[13] such as Ki-Adi-Mundi, a Cerean alien with a binary brain;[19] Mace Windu, the staunch traditionalist and champion of the Jedi Order;[14] and Yoda,[18] the oldest and wisest of the Jedi.[8] By around 40 BBY, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn was offered a seat on the High Council, an offer that was agreed upon by all of the Council members at the time but Yoda. Jinn's views had long been considered controversial and Jinn took the offer as a sign that perhaps the Council was becoming more open to new ideas. Following Jinn's rogue actions in regards to the coronation of Queen Fanry, the Council considered withdrawing its offer, but decided that the offer would stand. Jinn, however, felt that the Force was leading him along a different path and chose to reject the offer, something which he suspected had not happened for hundreds of years.[20]

Anakin Skywalker, the Chosen One, was taken to the Temple to be evaluated by the High Council.

In 32 BBY, thirteen years before the Age of the Empire, Jinn reported two revelations to the Council: the return of the Sith, who the Jedi had not encountered for over a millennium; and the discovery of Anakin Skywalker, a prodigy of the Force whom Jinn deemed the Chosen One of Jedi prophecy.[7] The Council was skeptical of the maverick Jedi's claims, however.[13] Nevertheless, they decided to commit their resources to discovering the identity of the dark warrior who attacked Jinn on Tatooine. Moreover, they agreed to meet with Skywalker in order to gauge his abilities in the Force. Though the former slave proved exceptionally powerful with the Force, Yoda sensed a considerable degree of fear within him, noting that fear was a path to the dark side of the Force.[7] Windu also felt that Skywalker was too old to commit himself to the ways of the Jedi and the Force without being distracted by his emotional attachments.[14] As a result, the Council turned down Jinn's request to train Skywalker.[7]

The Council ultimately reversed their decision after Jinn perished in a duel against Darth Maul, the Sith Lord who attacked him on Tatooine. In addition, Skywalker's heroic actions at the Battle of Naboo convinced the Council to accept him into their ranks as the Padawan of the newly-promoted Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jinn's former apprentice.[7] Despite this, Windu[14] remained wary of Skywalker, as did Yoda who feared that Skywalker's training posed great danger to the future of the Jedi Order.[7]

Clone Wars[edit | edit source]

Road to war[edit | edit source]

"You must realize there aren't enough Jedi to protect the Republic. We're keepers of the peace, not soldiers."
―Mace Windu, to Sheev Palpatine[src]

The High Council advised Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine during the Separatist Crisis.

In the aftermath of the Battle of Naboo, the galaxy was cast into an era of political turmoil and instability as thousands of star systems joined a growing secessionist movement in opposition to the rule of the Galactic Republic. As both sides drew inexorably towards war, the Jedi Council consulted with Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine. Owing allegiance to the Galactic Senate,[3] the Jedi were duty-bound to protect the citizens of the Republic.[21] However, Windu noted that the Jedi did not possess the adequate manpower to defend the entire Republic in a pan-galactic war. Around the same time, the life of Naboo Senator Padmé Amidala was threatened by an assassination plot, leading the Council to assign Kenobi and Skywalker to her protection detail at the chancellor's request.[22]

This action ultimately set off a chain of events that led Kenobi to discover the clone army, which had been developed in secret on Kamino at the request of the late Sifo-Dyas, a former leading member of the Jedi Council. After reporting his findings to Yoda and Windu, Kenobi pursued the clone template Jango Fett to the Separatist world of Geonosis where he then discovered the creation of the Confederacy of Independent Systems—led by the former Jedi and now-Separatist Head of State Count Dooku—and its droid army. As a result, the Senate granted emergency powers to the chancellor, who used his new authority to approve the Republic's adoption of the Kamino clone troopers.[22] The newly-formed Grand Army of the Republic launched a pre-emptive strike on the Separatist forces of Geonosis, where the clones achieved air and ground supremacy against formidable odds under the skillful leadership of the Jedi Council.[23] Although the Republic succeeded in driving the Separatists into a full retreat, the First Battle of Geonosis only marked the beginning of the Clone Wars.[22]

The High Council led the Grand Army of the Republic throughout the Clone Wars.

Throughout the conflict, the Council led the war effort in their capacity as Jedi Generals of the Republic's new military.[24] Members of the Council, such as Windu, spent much of their time on Coruscant, directing the Jedi in their new role as military leaders[14] while simultaneously coordinating strategy with the Office of the Chancellor. At times they also participated more directly by leading clone troopers into battle on various planets across the galaxy, including Christophsis,[24] Ryloth,[25] and again on Geonosis.[26] Despite committing to their wartime responsibilities, the Council continued to serve as emissaries of the Republic;[24] from bringing neutral worlds such as Toydaria into the Republic's fold,[27] to healing the ancient rift between Bardotta and the Jedi Order, the Council served as both diplomats and generals in their efforts to protect and preserve the Republic.[28]

Trial of Ahsoka Tano[edit | edit source]

"You have our most humble apologies, little 'Soka. The Council was wrong to accuse you."
"You have shown such great strength and resilience in your struggle to prove your innocence."
"This is the true sign of a Jedi Knight."
"This was actually your great trial. Now we see that. We understand that the Force works in mysterious ways, and because of this trial you have become a greater Jedi than you would have otherwise."
"Back into the Order, you may come."
―Plo Koon, Saesee Tiin, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Mace Windu and Yoda, commending Ahsoka Tano[src]

The High Council expelled Ahsoka Tano, who was accused of treason against the Galactic Republic.

At the height of the Clone Wars, the Jedi Temple on Coruscant became the target of a terrorist attack that resulted in the bombing of the Temple hangar—an act which killed several Jedi, as well as civilians and clones. Alarmed by the assault on a sacred site of the Jedi Order, the Council assigned Skywalker and his apprentice, Ahsoka Tano, to investigate the incident.[29] However, Tano was soon framed for the death of Letta Turmond,[30] a terrorist whom she captured during the initial investigation.[29] After Tano was apprehended and brought back to the Temple,[31] the Council was requested by the Senate to expel her from the Order, believing that an internal Jedi trial would lack impartiality. In addition to revoking her Jedi status, the Senate insisted on having Tano transferred to military custody so that she could be made to stand trial for acts of treason against the Republic.[32]

After the trial, Tano rejected the High Council's offer to rejoin the Order.

Following a debate, the Council concluded that there was sufficient evidence to convict Tano as a traitor to the Republic. Additionally, Windu asserted that protecting Tano could be regarded as an act of opposition to the Senate. Though it was not a unanimous decision, the Council chose to comply with the Senate and expelled Tano from the Order, turning her over to a Republic military tribunal. During the trial, Tano was defended by Senator Padmé Amidala and prosecuted by Admiral Wilhuff Tarkin, who advocated the death penalty for Tano. Ultimately, Tano was cleared of all charges after Skywalker discovered the real traitor: Barriss Offee, a fallen Jedi Padawan who believed that the Council was violent and the Republic on the verge of becoming a failed state. In light of Tano's innocence, the Council apologized, with Plo Koon admitting that they were wrong to accuse her of disloyalty. Mundi, Tiin and Windu observed that she had passed a great trial in her training, making her a greater Jedi in the process. The Council offered to welcome her back into the Jedi Order, but to their surprise and Skywalker's dismay, Tano rejected the offer and instead chose to search for a new path in life.[32]

Sith conspiracy[edit | edit source]

"Cover up this discovery we must. No one, not even the Chancellor, may know."
―Yoda, to the Jedi High Council and Anakin Skywalker[src]

Later, the Council was disturbed by the revelation that the Sith participated in the creation of Sifo-Dyas' clone army. While the Council did not understand why their enemy provided the Jedi with the means to defend the Republic, Windu noted with caution that such a revelation would undermine public confidence in the Jedi, the Republic, and the war effort. Citing the valiant service and loyalty of their clone soldiers, as well as the need to bring a swift and decisive end to the war, Yoda declared that the Council would not inform anyone, even the chancellor, of the Sith's involvement in the origin of the clone army.[33]

Voices from beyond[edit | edit source]

"Master Yoda, you are older and wiser than any living Jedi, but this does not mean you are beyond the corruption of the dark side."
―Mace Windu, to Yoda[src]

Puzzled by a great mystery, Yoda sought the aid of his fellow Masters on the High Council.

As the Council investigated the Sith's role in the clone army's creation, Yoda revealed to his colleagues that the spirit of Qui-Gon Jinn communicated with him from beyond death. However, everything the Jedi knew about the Force suggested that the ability to retain one's own identity after death was impossible. As such, their reactions ranged from concern to skepticism and suspicion. Kenobi believed that Yoda was simply under duress due to the war, but Mundi opined that the ancient Jedi Master was possibly falling to the influence of the dark side. With the Council unable to reach a consensus on Yoda's mental well-being, Windu ordered the Jedi Temple Guard to monitor his activities as a precaution. With Skywalker's assistance, Yoda escaped from the Jedi Temple,[8] embarking on a quest that ultimately led to his discovery of the ability to preserve his identity after becoming one with the Force.[34]

Assassinate Dooku[edit | edit source]

"Isn't protecting the innocent the very definition of what it means to be a Jedi? We are failing the Republic and its citizens. We must stop this—now."
―Mace Windu, to the Jedi High Council[src]

The Mahranee massacre pushed the High Council to adopt a plan to assassinate Count Dooku.

By 19 BBY, almost three standard years after the first battle of the Clone Wars, the Republic loyalist world of Mahranee was conquered by a Separatist invasion force. After claiming the planet and its resources for the Confederacy, Count Dooku ordered the deaths of all Mahran refugees before they could be evacuated from their fallen homeworld. Dismayed by the recent Mahran genocide, the Jedi Council resolved to the end the conflict once and for all by assassinating Dooku. Though Kenobi initially objected to the method of assassination, Windu stressed that it was the Council's obligation to utilize every option at their disposal for the sake of the Republic and its citizens. Windu's argument, combined with the Jedi's duty to the Republic, convinced the Council to sanction the mission. On Kenobi's recommendation, they assigned the task to the maverick Jedi Master Quinlan Vos due to his experience with covert assignments.[21]

In addition to Vos, the Council determined that Dooku's former apprentice, Asajj Ventress, was also critical to the success of the mission. To that end, Kenobi tasked Vos with gaining Ventress' trust in order to ultimately secure her support against Dooku. However, despite earning her respect, Vos' relationship with Ventress became increasingly personal, leading the former to break his Jedi vows and move closer to the dark side of the Force.[21]

After losing contact with Vos for a time, the Council learned from Ventress that not only had the mission failed, but Vos was also taken as a prisoner of Dooku. Though she was regarded with suspicion by the Jedi, particularly Windu and Skywalker, who blamed her for the failure of the mission, the Council offered to grant her amnesty in return for her cooperation in the rescue of Vos. Together with Dooku's former acolyte, the Jedi successfully retrieved Vos, although Ventress was convinced that he had fallen to the dark side by becoming the count's new disciple. The Council initially did not share Ventress' suspicions, but nonetheless pardoned her in accordance with their arrangement.[21]

The High Council's agent, Quinlan Vos, recruited Asajj Ventress for the mission to kill Dooku.

Vos's deception did not last long, however. Yoda, who began to suspect that Vos had indeed become a traitor, came to sense the dark side within him. At Windu's suggestion, the Council considered having him executed, but after pleas from Kenobi, they dispatched Vos to make a second attempt on Dooku's life as a test of loyalty. They also reluctantly agreed to allow Ventress to participate in the mission after she revealed that the count was scheduled to travel to the planet Christophsis. At the same time, Kenobi was instructed to execute Vos if he revealed himself as a traitor to the Jedi and the Republic.[21]

While Dooku ultimately survived the Jedi's second assassination attempt, the Council learned that Vos had embraced the dark side and committed several acts of treason, including the murder of two Jedi—Akar-Deshu and Kav Bayons. However, Vos renounced the dark side and took responsibility for his actions after Ventress saved his life by sacrificing her own. With some persuasion from Kenobi, who argued that the decision to assassinate Dooku was morally wrong and the cause of Vos' fall, the Council forgave Vos by welcoming him back into the fold of the Jedi Order.[21]

Fall of the Republic[edit | edit source]

"If he does not give up his emergency powers after the destruction of Grievous, then he should be removed from office."
"The Jedi Council would have to take control of the Senate in order to secure a peaceful transition."
"To a dark place, this line of thought will carry us. Great care we must take."
―Ki-Adi-Mundi, Mace Windu and Yoda, on the possibility of removing Sheev Palpatine from power[src]

During the Battle of Coruscant, Count Dooku was killed by Anakin Skywalker. With the death of the Confederate head of state, the remaining Separatist leaders fled into hiding while command of the battle droid army passed to General Grievous, making him the next high-profile target of both the Republic and the Jedi Order. Palpatine assured Windu that the Senate would vote to continue the war as long as the general remained alive and free, to which the Jedi Council responded by prioritizing the hunt for Grievous. By now, the relationship between the Council and the chancellor had grown increasingly strained; Palpatine's gradual accumulation of wartime powers only raised their suspicions.[3] Though they initially accepted the chancellor's empowerment in order to quickly mobilize the clone army for war,[22] the gradual expansion of his control over the Republic caused the Council to become wary of Palpatine's motives.[3]

The High Council was disturbed by Chancellor Palpatine's decision to appoint Skywalker to their ranks.

In addition to the supplementary powers given to the chancellor by the Senate, the Council was even more disturbed by Palpatine's decision to appoint Skywalker as his liaison to the ruling body of the Jedi Order. Skywalker's appointment to the Council's ranks at his age was unprecedented; he would be the youngest Jedi to serve on the Council, and although he was counted among the finest warriors of the Order, he had not yet achieved the rank of Jedi Master. Despite their disdain at this move by Palpatine, the Council grudgingly accepted his decision, but on a condition—Skywalker would have a seat on the Council, but not the rank of Master, making him the only Jedi to hold this distinction throughout the history of the Order. In truth, the Council only cooperated with the chancellor so that Skywalker would be in the ideal position to monitor Palpatine's activities. Skywalker, however, felt insulted at not being granted the rank of Master, and was unenthusiastic about his unofficial assignment, regarding espionage against the chancellor as an act of treason. Kenobi disagreed and asserted that the Council's loyalty was to the Senate rather than its leader, who managed to stay in office far beyond what his constitutional term limit would allow.[3]

After Clone Intelligence traced Grievous' position to Utapau, Skywalker informed the Council that the chancellor wished to place him in command of the mission to kill Grievous. Windu sternly informed him that the Council would decide who among their ranks would confront Grievous, regardless of Palpatine's opinion. Believing that a more experienced Jedi was required to bring the war to a decisive conclusion, the Council dispatched Kenobi and the 212th Attack Battalion. Yet even as the end of the war drew near, the Council remained skeptical about Palpatine's post-war intentions. Windu could also feel the dark side surrounding the chancellor, which caused him to suspect that a plot to destroy the Jedi Order was close to fruition. Frustrated by the chancellor's accumulation of power and the consequent erosion of the democracy that the Republic stood far, the Council began to regard him as a threat to the Republic. It was at this time that the Council started contemplating the possible necessity of forcibly removing Palpatine from office, an act which would necessitate a Jedi takeover of the Senate in order to maintain political stability during the transition to a new government.[3]

The fate of the galaxy was decided in a battle between the High Council and Darth Sidious.

In the end, the Council's distrust of Palpatine was vindicated when Skywalker learned of his true identity—the chancellor of the Republic was the Dark Lord of the Sith; Darth Sidious, master of the Sith apprentices Maul and Dooku, in turn, had orchestrated the entire war in an effort to gain absolute power over the galaxy. Faced with the truth, Windu moved with haste to confront Sidious in a final effort to save the Jedi Order. With the support of fellow Council members Kit Fisto, Agen Kolar and Saesee Tiin, he marched into the chancellor's office and declared his intention to arrest Sidious in the name of the Senate, leading to a fierce lightsaber duel between the Dark Lord and the four members of the Jedi Council. Despite their own skills in lightsaber combat, the Jedi Masters Tiin, Kolar, and Fisto were slain by Sidious in quick succession. However, Windu was able to hold his own before ultimately emerging as the victor in the duel. By then, he believed that a trial would be useless as Sidious had gained control of the government, and therefore decided to put an end to his life in order to prevent the return of Sith oppression over the galaxy. Before he could deliver the killing strike, Skywalker, who had just arrived at the Senate Office Building, disarmed Windu, leaving him defenseless against the torrent of Force lightning that Sidious unleashed on him.[3]

With the death of the Jedi Order's champion and the subsequent fall of Anakin Skywalker, who became Darth Vader, Sidious issued Order 66—a secret protocol that compelled the clone troopers to betray and murder their Jedi leaders. Aside from Yoda, Coleman Kcaj, Oppo Rancisis, and Kenobi, the remaining members of the Council perished along with the majority of the Order during the initial phase of the purge. Having eliminated the Jedi Order and its leadership, Sidious was free to declare an end to the Republic, allowing for the Galactic Empire to rise in its place.[3]

Legacy[edit | edit source]

"Luke, when gone am I… The last of the Jedi will you be."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker[src]

The last members of the High Council became one with the Force.

The rise of the Empire forced Yoda and Kenobi into hiding on Dagobah and Tatooine, respectively.[3] By 0 BBY, roughly two decades after the fall of the Jedi Order, Kenobi began instructing a new apprentice—Luke Skywalker, son of Anakin Skywalker, endeavored to become a Jedi Knight like his father before him. Following the death of Kenobi in a final duel with his one-time Padawan, Darth Vader,[15] Luke was guided by the spirit of his master to seek out Yoda on Dagobah. Though critical of his temperament and impatience, the former Grand Master took to guiding Luke in honing his nascent powers in the Force.[35] On his deathbed, Yoda deemed his final student's training complete, but stipulated that he would have to confront Vader before becoming a full-fledged Jedi. With his passing, and Anakin Skywalker's subsequent redemption and death, the last two members of the Jedi High Council became one with the Force. In the aftermath of the Battle of Endor, the spirits of Yoda, Kenobi and Anakin watched over Luke and his allies as they celebrated the Rebel victory on Endor.[36]

Members[edit | edit source]

High Council Member Succeeded Tenure
Yula Braylon[37] - c. 68 BBY[37]
Jor Aerith[37] - -
Poli Dapatian.jpg Poli Dapatian[20] - 40 BBY[20]
Jocasta Nu.jpg Jocasta Nu[38]
(—19 BBY)[39]
- Prior to c. 68 BBY–prior to 32 BBY[40][7]
Tera Sinube HS.png Tera Sinube[41]
(Prior to 104 BBY—)[37]
- Prior to 85 BBY–prior to 32 BBY[42][7]
Dooku closeup.png Dooku[37]
(102 BBY19 BBY)
- -
Gretz Droom[37]
(84 BBY—)[45]
- c. 40 BBY[37]
Alxa Kress[46] - -
Sifo-Dyas Voices.png Sifo-Dyas[47]
(102 BBY32 BBY)
- Prior to 32 BBY[33]
Yaddle-SWE.jpg Yaddle[7]
(509 BBY—)[49]
- —between 32 BBY and 22 BBY[22]
YaraelPoof-SWCT.png Yarael Poof[9]
(—between 32 BBY and 22 BBY)[50]
- —between 32 BBY and 22 BBY[50]
ColemanTrebor-DB.png Coleman Trebor[9]
(—22 BBY)[44]
Yarael Poof[9] Yarael Poof's death–22 BBY[44]
Piell infobox.jpg Even Piell[7]
(—20 BBY)[51]
- 20 BBY[52]
AdiGallia.jpg Adi Gallia[7]
(—20 BBY)[53]
- 20 BBY[53]
Eeth Koth profile.png Eeth Koth[7]
(—14 BBY)[54]
- 19 BBY[55]
Oppo rancisis2.jpg Oppo Rancisis[56] - 19 BBY[57]
Depa-32BBY.jpg Depa Billaba[58]
(—19 BBY)[59]

Even Piell

21 BBY
20 BBY19 BBY
MP-Yoda.png Yoda[7]
(896 BBY4 ABY)
- 19 BBY[64]
KiAdiMundi.jpg Ki-Adi-Mundi[7]
(—19 BBY)[3]
- 19 BBY[64]
Mace Windu.jpg Mace Windu[7]
(c. 72 BBY19 BBY)[65][3]
- 19 BBY[64]
PloKoonCardTrader.png Plo Koon[7]
(—19 BBY)[3]
- 19 BBY[64]
Saesee Tiin Card Trader.jpg Saesee Tiin[7]
(—19 BBY)[3]
- 19 BBY[64]
Shaak Ti Big Headshot.jpg Shaak Ti[22]
(—19 BBY)[44]
Yaddle[22] 19 BBY[64]
KitFisto-SithSnapshot.jpg Kit Fisto[3]
(—19 BBY)[3]
Coleman Trebor[22] 22 BBY19 BBY
[22] [64]
MP-ObiWan.png Obi-Wan Kenobi[3]
(57 BBY0 BBY)
Depa Billaba[3] 21 BBY19 BBY
Stass Allie Headshot.jpg Stass Allie[3]
(—19 BBY)[3]
Depa Billaba 19 BBY
Coleman Kcaj.png Coleman Kcaj[32] Adi Gallia [8] 20 BBY19 BBY[67]
Agen Kolar SWCT.png Agen Kolar[3]
(—19 BBY)[3]
Eeth Koth[3] 19 BBY[68]
Anakin Skywalker RotS.png Anakin Skywalker[3]
(41 BBY4 ABY)
Oppo Rancisis [3] 19 BBY[70]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

"I've always felt that one of Anakin's downfalls, like it's never that Anakin was innately going to be evil, but the people around him, the Jedi, in their lack of compassion, in being so selfless that they almost forgot to care."
―Dave Filoni[src]

According to Dave Filoni, supervising director of both Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels animated television series, one of the reasons for Anakin Skywalker's turn to the dark side was the lack of compassion and care of the Jedi. Ezra Bridger, the central character of Star Wars Rebels, however, had a very strong family support system by the people around him even though he could be tempted by the dark side.[71]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Non-canon appearances[edit | edit source]

Sources[edit | edit source]

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Encyclopedia Jedi Order in the Encyclopedia (content now obsolete; backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
  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 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  4. 4.0 4.1 StarWars-DatabankII.png Eeth Koth in the Databank (backup link)
  5. StarWars-DatabankII.png Adi Gallia in the Databank (backup link)
  6. StarWars-DatabankII.png Coruscant in the Databank (backup link)
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Voices"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Ultimate Star Wars
  10. StarWars-DatabankII.png Yaddle in the Databank (backup link)
  11. StarWars-DatabankII.png Jedi Temple in the Databank (backup link)
  12. Ultimate Factivity Collection: Star Wars
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 StarWars-DatabankII.png Yoda in the Databank (backup link)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 StarWars-DatabankII.png Mace Windu in the Databank (backup link)
  15. 15.0 15.1 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
  16. Encyclopedia Sith in the Encyclopedia (content now obsolete; backup link)
  17. Star Wars 9
  18. 18.0 18.1 StarWars-DatabankII.png Ki-Adi-Mundi Biography Gallery in the Databank (backup link)
  19. StarWars-DatabankII.png Ki-Adi-Mundi in the Databank (backup link)
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Master & Apprentice
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 Dark Disciple
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  23. Star Wars: Complete Locations
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars film
  25. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Liberty on Ryloth"
  26. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Landing at Point Rain"
  27. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Ambush"
  28. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Disappeared, Part II"
  29. 29.0 29.1 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Sabotage"
  30. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Jedi Who Knew Too Much"
  31. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "To Catch a Jedi"
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Wrong Jedi"
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Lost One"
  34. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Sacrifice"
  35. Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
  36. Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 Dooku: Jedi Lost
  38. Jedi Fallen Order - Dark Temple 1
  39. Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 10
  40. Master & Apprentice establishes Obi-Wan Kenobi as being 17 years old. According to Star Wars: Card Trader, Kenobi was born in 57 BBY, therefore placing the events of the novel in 40 BBY. Master & Apprentice also establishes that Qui-Gon Jinn is forty years old. From this it can be deduced that Jinn was born in 80 BBY. As Jinn became the Padawan of Jedi Master Dooku when he was twelve, it can be deduced that Jinn became Dooku's Padawan in 68 BBY, when Jocasta Nu was the newly appointed librarian.
  41. Jedi Fallen Order - Dark Temple 5
  42. Tera Sinube appears on the High Council when Dooku is 17 years old, making the year 85 BBY. Sinube was on the council prior to this, meaning he was on the council before 85 BBY.
  43. According to Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Dooku was 80 years old at the time of the First Battle of Geonosis. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the Battle of Geonosis in 22 BBY, placing Dooku's birth year in 102 BBY.
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  45. The script of Dooku: Jedi Lost gives Gretz Droom's age as sixteen years when he is chosen as the Padawan of Jor Aerith. Qui-Gon Jinn, who is made the Padawan of Dooku at the same time, is stated to have been twelve years old in Master & Apprentice. Jinn is forty years old during the time of the novel, while his own Padawan, Obi-Wan Kenobi, is seventeen. Star Wars: Card Trader establishes that Kenobi was born fifty-seven years before the Battle of Yavin, which is placed in 0 BBY by Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. As such, Master & Apprentice is set in 40 BBY, meaning that both Jinn and Droom became Padawans in 68 BBY. Therefore, Droom was born sixteen years earlier, in 84 BBY.
  46. Choose Your Destiny: An Obi-Wan & Anakin Adventure
  47. Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  48. The script of Dooku: Jedi Lost states that Sifo-Dyas is the same age as Dooku. Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know places Dooku's birth in 102 BBY, meaning that Sifo-Dyas must have been born in the same year.
  49. According to Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded, Yaddle was 477 years old at the time of the invasion of Naboo. Since Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates that to 32 BBY, Yaddle was born in 509 BBY.
  50. 50.0 50.1 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
  51. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates both "Ghosts of Mortis" and "Water War" to 20 BBY. Since Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order on (backup link) places "Citadel Rescue" between those two episodes, it can be concluded that "Citadel Rescue" also takes place in 20 BBY.
  52. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Citadel Rescue"
  53. 53.0 53.1 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Revival"
  54. The events of Tarkin take place five years after the rise of the Galactic Empire, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 19 BBY. Therefore, Tarkin must be set in 14 BBY. As Darth Vader knows about Wilhuff Tarkin's past on Eriadu in Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 18, which he only learned about in Tarkin, issue 18 must take place after the novel. The later issue Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 19 featured the Second Sister, who was killed in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Fallen Order takes place five years after the Great Jedi Purge, which is dated to 19 BBY by Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Therefore, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is also set in 14 BBY. As Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 18 is between both Tarkin and Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 19, the events of the issue must take place in 14 BBY. Therefore, the events of issue 19 must also occur in that year, as the issue is after issue 18 and before the Second Sister's death.
  55. Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 19
  56. StarWars-DatabankII.png Oppo Rancisis in the Databank (backup link)
  57. According to Leland Chee, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith takes place in 19 BBY. According to the episode guide of the unfinished Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode, TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Big Bang", the episode takes place in 19 BBY as well. Since Oppo Rancisis appears on the High Council in "The Big Bang", but not Revenge of the Sith, it can be assumed that he left the High Council in 19 BBY.
  58. StarWars-DatabankII.png Depa Billaba in the Databank (backup link)
  59. A New Dawn
  60. Kanan 7
  61. At the time of getting put into a coma, Obi-Wan Kenobi was not on the Jedi High Council. Upon returning to the Council after coming out of the coma, Kenobi was on the council, and Kenobi was appointed in 21 BBY. The Council was full after Kenobi took Billaba's spot, however after Even Piell's death in 20 BBY, there was an open spot for her to return to.
  62. In Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, which takes place in 19 BBY, Billaba is not on the High Council. She is presumably replaced by Coleman Kcaj.
  63. In Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, Yoda states that he is 900 years old. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi to 4 ABY. Therefore, Yoda must have been born in 896 BBY.
  64. 64.0 64.1 64.2 64.3 64.4 64.5 64.6 64.7 According to Leland Chee, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith takes place in 19 BBY. Within the movie, the Jedi Order, including the Jedi High Council, was dissolved entirely, meaning any member present on the Council at the time could not serve past 19 BBY.
  65. Star Wars Journeys: Beginnings
  66. ToppsDigitalLogo.pngStar Wars: Card Trader (Card: Obi-Wan Kenobi - Padawan - Base Series 1)
  67. Coleman Kcaj replaced Adi Gallia on the High Council. He and Rancicis were in The Clone Wars episode "Voices" and they and Billaba were on the Council during Dark Disiple. Billaba left the Council around 19 BBY to train Caleb Dume in Kanan 8, which takes place after Dark Disciple, meaning Kcaj could only have served in that year.
  68. Kolar replaced Eeth Koth on the High Council. Koth left the Council in 19 BBY, meaning Kolar could only have served in that year.
  69. Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide states that Anakin Skywalker was born 41 years before the mission to steal the Death Star plans. Since Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates that mission to 0 BBY, Skywalker was born in 41 BBY.
  70. Anakin Skywalker was made a member of the High Council a very short amount of time before the dissolving of the Council according to Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, meaning he only served in 19 BBY.
  71. Rebels Recon: Inside "The Holocrons of Fate" on (backup link)
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