- "Tell Captain Kagi to prepare my shuttle for immediate takeoff."
- ―Emperor Palpatine, to Mas Amedda
Kagi was an individual who worked for Emperor Sheev Palpatine soon after he proclaimed the Galactic Empire, holding the rank of captain. Shortly after the conclusion of his duel with Jedi Master Yoda in the Galactic Senate Chamber, Palpatine ordered Mas Amedda to inform Kagi to prepare his Theta-class T-2c shuttle for immediate takeoff to the Outer Rim planet Mustafar, where his newly appointed Sith apprentice–Darth Vader–was dueling with Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. Captain Kagi continued to serve the Galactic Empire as Emperor Palpatine's shuttle pilot, and at one point flew a Lambda-class T-4a shuttle in a hangar.
Behind the scenes
Captain Kagi was first mentioned in the 2005 film Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. The only reference to the captain was a single line of dialogue spoken by Palpatine prior to his departure for Mustafar. Although Kagi did not appear in any other canonical material, the 2008 Legends trivia book Obsessed With Star Wars revealed additional information on Kagi; one question asked for the name of the clone captain who was tasked with preparing Palpatine's shuttle, revealing Kagi to be a clone trooper and not an ordinary crewman.
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (First mentioned)