- "We just can't sit here any longer."
Jinx was a Twi'lek male Jedi Initiate from the planet Ryloth. During his Jedi training, he and two other Jedi younglings—Kalifa and O-Mer—went on a mission that saw them captured by hunters and taken to the Trandoshan moon Wasskah to be hunted for sport. However, the trio evaded their captors by hiding on an island located on the moon's surface, establishing a hideout inside a hollow tree. After Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano was also abducted and dropped off on the island around 21 BBY, during the Clone Wars, her aggressive stance and urging to engage the hunters boosted the confidence of both Jinx and O-Mer, and they decided to seek out the hunters' base. With the help of Tano, the team engaged the hunters, freeing the captive Wookiee Chewbacca, and eventually assaulting the Trandoshan floating fortress. There, Jinx engaged the Trandoshans on an external landing pad but was soon cornered along with his companions. Eventually, however, Jinx and the others were saved by a Wookiee rescue team led by General Tarfful, who killed the remaining hunters.
Early life and captureEdit
- Jinx: "We never stood a chance. They abducted us on a training mission."
- Kalifa: "We were captured and brought here."
- Tano: "Why would they take younglings?"
- Jinx: "Because Jedi Knights are too powerful for them."
- ―Jinx, Kalifa, and Ahsoka Tano discuss their history[src]
Jinx, a male Twi'lek, was born on the Outer Rim Territories planet Ryloth. He became a Jedi Initiate sometime before the start of the Clone Wars. During the course of his Jedi training, Jinx, along with fellow Jedi younglings Kalifa and O-Mer—a Human female and a Cerean male, respectively—went on a training mission, during which Jinx and the other younglings were abducted and brought to the Trandoshan moon Wasskah, where they were hunted for sport by Trandoshans. The three Jedi, however, evaded their captors by hiding in the overgrown flora of Island Four, an island on the moon. Kalifa, who had assumed the position of leading Jinx and O-Mer, chose a strategy of inactivity—hiding from the hunters to avoid being revealed—even if this would cost the lives of other captives, who had been brought to the moon by the Trandoshans for the same purpose. The Jedi made a hideout inside a hollow tree, but during the day they remained on the move to prevent the hunters from picking up their scent. During their time on the moon, a Padawan also arrived on the moon and wished to take more action against the Trandoshans but was killed.
Engaging the huntersEdit
- "Right. Time to call your friends."
- ―Jinx orders a captured Trandoshan to call a speeder
Around 21 BBY, during the Clone Wars, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker's Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, was captured in the Second Battle of Felucia by the Trandoshans. She was brought to Island Four, where she encountered Jinx, Kalifa, and O-Mer. Tano joined Jinx and the team, and began advocating that they needed to take more action against the Trandoshans—a viewpoint her companions were initially hesitant to accept due to Kalifa's strong opposition and the preceding death of the Padawan who acted similarly to Tano. Kalifa, however, eventually noted that they had been lacking strength and force, and Tano supplied them with it, so she began to accept Tano's point. After a discussion in their hideout, Jinx and the group decided that they would have to seek out the Trandoshan base as their first action. The next morning, O-Mer noticed the Trandoshans' floating fortress appear out of the clouds. However, an attack by two of the hunters' hover pods forced the Jedi to split up, and, though Jinx and O-Mer escaped from their pursuer, Kalifa lost balance and fell down among the branches. Garnac, the hunters' leader, sent down his son, Dar, to finish her.
Following the loss of Kalifa, Jinx and O-Mer began to rely on Tano and became more confident. The trio raided and destroyed an arriving Trandoshan slave ship—with Jinx and O-Mer engaging one of the crewmembers in unarmed combat—and freed its sole captive, the Wookiee Chewbacca. The Wookiee explained that he was capable of constructing a transmitter, which they could use to send a signal to his homeworld, the forested world of Kashyyyk, which was located in the same system as Wasskah, to call for help. To acquire vital machine parts necessary for Chewbacca's makeshift communications device, Jinx and the team scavenged parts from the downed Trandoshan starship, capturing a sniper named Smug in the process. Jinx opposed the Wookiee's plan, and, after the transmitter appeared to malfunction while it was under construction in the hideout, he and O-Mer persuaded Tano and Chewbacca into making use of their prisoner and attacking the Trandoshan base.
The next morning, Jinx used the Force to persuade the prisoner to call a transport. When the transport pod arrived, the Jedi and Chewbacca assaulted the vehicle, and O-Mer piloted it to the Trandoshan floating fortress that the hunters used as a base. They landed on an outside platform and a firefight ensued between them and the Trandoshans present there. Despite their initial successes, Jinx and the team were soon forced to go on the defensive due to the arrival of more hunters from the fortress's interior and sought cover behind overturned hover pods. After the speeder O-Mer had commandeered was downed, the Trandoshans cornered them. However, the transmitter Chewbacca had built managed to send a signal, which resulted in the arrival of a rescue team led by Wookiee General Tarfful. Consisting of the General's most trusted Wookiee warriors and hired bounty hunters—Sugi and Seripas—the unit turned the tide of the battle, killing the remaining Trandoshans and securing the base.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "He thinks he can contact his home planet if we find a way to transmit a signal."
"Right, and how would we do that? Send smoke signals? We don't exactly have a transmitter lying around here, as you've noticed."
- ―Ahsoka Tano and Jinx, upon Chewbacca's offer to make a transmitter
Jinx was a hairless, green-skinned Twi'lek with brown eyes, standing 1.76 meters tall. He was originally optimistic, but he lost that outlook due to the harsh conditions on Wasskah. Although he longed to return to the Jedi Temple, Jinx feared that he would have to spend the rest of his life hiding from the Trandoshan hunters.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
Behind the scenesEdit
Jinx first appeared in "Padawan Lost," the twenty-first episode of the third season of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, and also appeared in the following episode, "Wookiee Hunt." Both episodes aired on April 1, 2011. He also received a card in the online supplement "Clone Cards" on StarWars.com, which gave a brief description of his biography and contained data pertaining to his physical appearance. Jinx was voiced by Sunil Malhotra in both "Padawan Lost" and "Wookiee Hunt." In September 2011, Jinx was given an entry in the new StarWars.com Encyclopedia.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Padawan Lost" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Wookiee Hunt"
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- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Comic UK 6.21
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Magazine 5
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Incredible Vehicles (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Three
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Annual 2012
- Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide: Updated and Expanded
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