- "Tell Captain Kagi to prepare my shuttle for immediate takeoff."
- ―Emperor Palpatine to Mas Amedda
Kagi was a Human male clone trooper in the service of the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars, holding the rank of captain. In 19 BBY, following the formation of the Galactic Empire, Kagi was tasked with preparing Emperor Palpatine's Theta-class shuttle for departure to the Outer Rim world of Mustafar, where the Emperor recovered his injured apprentice Darth Vader.
Kagi was the nickname of a clone trooper captain serving the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars. By the conclusion of the war in 19 BBY, Kagi was charged with preparing Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's private Theta-class shuttle for takeoff.
In 19 BBY, Palpatine formally dissolved the Republic, replacing it with a Galactic Empire with himself as Emperor. Palpatine, secretly the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Sidious, attempted to wipe out the Jedi Order to secure his power; in response, Jedi Masters Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi set out to kill the two Sith—Yoda confronted Palpatine in the Senate rotunda, and Kenobi fought Darth Vader on the Outer Rim world of Mustafar. Once Palpatine forced Yoda to flee, he felt that Vader was in danger; the Emperor turned to his assistant Mas Amedda and had him inform Kagi to prepare his shuttle for immediate departure for Mustafar.
Behind the scenes
Captain Kagi was first mentioned in 2005's 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. In 2008, the trivia book Obsessed With Star Wars was the first source to reveal any 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 (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith junior novel (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith 4 (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith: Illustrated Screenplay
- "Q&A" – Star Wars Insider 95
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Obsessed With Star Wars
- Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – Lambda-class Shuttle Expansion Pack (Card: Captain Kagi—Lambda-Class Shuttle)