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"Master Fisto, in these matters, trust your insight we do."
Yoda, briefing Kit Fisto before the Battle of Mon Calamari[src]

Kit Fisto was a renowned male Nautolan Jedi Master in the waning years of the Galactic Republic. In 41 BBY he took Bant Eerin as his Padawan. He later had Nahdar Vebb as his Padawan. During the Clone Wars, he served as a Jedi General in the Grand Army of the Republic, as well as a member of the Jedi High Council.

Fisto participated in and survived the Battle of Geonosis and led a team in the assault during the Battle of Mon Calamari (Clone Wars). Fisto was also present at Kamino, where he pushed the limits of the Jedi Code with his relationship with fellow Jedi Aayla Secura, whose life he saved during the battle.

On a mission to recapture Trade Federation Viceroy Nute Gunray, Fisto came face to face with General Grievous, nearly defeating the Jedi killer. However, the tide of the battle changed when Grievous activated his personal droid bodyguards and then slew Fisto's newly Knighted former Padawan, Nahdar Vebb.

At the height of the Clone Wars, he assisted Obi-Wan Kenobi on Ord Cestus and subsequently dueled with Asajj Ventress in order to stop the manufacturing of the Jedi Killer droids. Finally, after years of being considered for a seat on the Jedi Council, Fisto was appointed to the august body due to his exemplary achievements during the Clone Wars.

After being appointed to the Council, Fisto was dispatched with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker to Cato Neimoidia on a mission to capture Nute Gunray. Gunray barely escaped the encounter with the three famous Jedi.

During the Battle of Coruscant, Fisto aided in the aerial battle against the Separatist invasion forces.

Upon Anakin Skywalker’s revelation that Palpatine was in fact Darth Sidious, Fisto, along with Mace Windu, Agen Kolar, and Saesee Tiin, attempted to arrest the Supreme Chancellor, but failed. In that final confrontation with the scheming Sith Lord, Fisto perished at the hands of Darth Sidious.


Early life

Fisto was born on the planet Glee Anselm, in the Sabilon region.[6]

He was trained by the Grand Master of the Jedi Order, Master Yoda.

His distinctive head tentacles contained highly sensitive olfactory receptors that allowed him to detect pheromonal expressions of emotion and other changes in body chemistry. This was indeed a unique attribute not afforded to any other Jedi, either naturally or through the Force. As such, he had hoped to be assigned to the Council of Reconciliation, but was instead elected to the Jedi High Council.

In 41 BBY, Fisto took Bant Eerin as his Padawan when her original master, Tahl, was killed.

Clone Wars

Battle of Geonosis


Soon after dispatching the Pirates of Iridium in early 22 BBY, Fisto was chosen as one of the two hundred Jedi that accompanied Mace Windu to rescue Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Senator Padmé Amidala from the Separatist leaders at the Geonosian execution arena. Amidst hundreds of droids, he came across one with the head of C-3PO; he pinned him underneath a B2 super battle droid before giving his signature grin.[7]

Fisto survived the arena, escaping in the same LAAT/i gunship as Jedi Masters Yoda, Mace Windu, and Ki-Adi-Mundi. Then, along with the other survivors, he led the new Grand Army of the Republic in the Battle of Geonosis at the start of the Clone Wars.[7]

Battle of Mon Calamari

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Fisto fighting in the Battle of Mon Calamari.

In one of his first Clone Wars campaigns, Fisto led a team of clone SCUBA troopers in Battle of Mon Calamari against the Separatist-allied Quarren Isolation League, destroying a Quarren crab cannon in the process.[8]

Fisto later journeyed back to Dac upon discovering that the Isolation League had come back into being, under the leadership of strange jellyfish-like creatures known as Moappa. These beings grouped together to become one great beast, possessing superlative intelligence and the power of telepathy. Fisto defeated this being by scattering the individual creatures throughout the waters. Kit later forged a new accord on the world that led to joint Quarren-Mon Calamari representation in the Galactic Senate.[9]

During this battle Fisto had a fish like Yin Yang symbol on his belt.

Skirmish on Kamino


Fisto during the Clone Wars.

A few months after the Battle of Geonosis, Fisto and Aayla Secura took residence on Kamino. One day the Jedi found several dead clone troopers. After examination by the Kaminoan scientists, they concluded that the troopers were infected by a nano-virus. After visiting the master cloner Sayn Ta, they stated that there was a Kaminoan traitor in the facility. Fisto and Secura traced the traitor and faced off against a group of super battle droids, which were given to the traitor by the Separatists. In the resulting skirmish, Secura was thrown off the platform and dragged down into the water by one of the battle droids. Kit quickly jumped after her and, being amphibious, breathed for the both of them, although it was more than "breathing for both of them" to Aayla and Fisto. Aayla then climbed up the platform and was grabbed by the traitor, with the nano-virus injector pointed to her arm. Aayla saved herself with great timing and pushed the injector into the traitor's own arm. The Kaminoan died instantly.[10]

Fisto's saving of Aayla started a brief relationship between the two that pushed the limits of the Jedi Code, similar to the relationship of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Siri Tachi.[1]

Skirmish on Devaron

Some months later, he would travel to Devaron with fellow Jedi Tholme, Aayla Secura, Tr'a Saa, and An'ya Kuro. Their mission was to locate and decimate a Separatist foundry launching raids on Republic supply convoys. While Tholme and Kuro lay injured and Secura was holding off Aurra Sing, Fisto and Saa assaulted and captured the base.[11]

Mission on Ord Cestus

"My life does not revolve around comfort. Still… it was, as I've heard humans say, a 'close shave'."
―Kit Fisto[src]

During the height of the Clone Wars, Fisto became the first to fight and defeat a new type of droid that was given the name "Jedi Killer." These droids were known for their unmatched combat abilities after demonstrating their power on an ARC trooper, designated CT-36/732, and nicknamed Sirty. Accompanying Fisto was Obi-Wan Kenobi, ARC trooper "Nate," four clone troopers, and barrister Doolb Snoil, who was a representative of the Galactic Senate. They traveled to the planet Ord Cestus in order to negotiate an agreement that would sell the "bio-droids" to the Republic; however, the plan soon became to recruit guerrillas to fight in a possible coup against the government. Fisto went by the false name of "Nemonus", a Dark Jedi, to trick the Five Families, whom the Jedi discovered to have complete control over the planet.[12]

Near the end of the operation, he dueled with Dark Acolyte Asajj Ventress. She studied his moves while he took out her X'Ting minions with ease; when he came to her, he was ready. Kit accelerated into a blur of motion complex and rapid enough to baffle even Obi-Wan's experienced gaze. However, he was no match for Ventress's skill in Makashi and was wounded in the arm. He was saved from death by Obi-Wan, who arrived seconds before Ventress would have finished him. Obi-Wan, however, would have been beheaded if the near-unconscious Fisto had not quickly returned the favor.[12]

Fisto arrives in the Vassek system

Duel with a cyborg


After Nute Gunray escaped from Luminara Unduli and Ahsoka Tano, the Jedi Council tracked him to a moon of Vassek and sent Kit Fisto to capture him. There Kit landed his Delta-7B in the fog and was reunited with his former Padawan and newly made Jedi Knight, Nahdar Vebb, who brought along a small squad of clones.[4]

The group then entered a castle where Gunray was thought to be hiding, however, the lead was a ruse. The beacon led only to a hologram of Gunray laughing derisively. Gunray's image was replaced by that of Count Dooku's, informing them of a trap, but not indicating whether it was for them or for someone else. They soon realized that they had entered the sanctuary of General Grievous, who happened to be approaching the citadel they were infiltrating. Grievous was caught by surprise when the Jedi and their squad of clones engaged him, and suffered the loss of his legs before he escaped and retreated to the control room of his castle, where he directed efforts to eliminate the intruders.

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After numerous traps and fighting roggwart, which had finished off the clone escort accompanying the Jedi, Fisto and Vebb witnessed from a hiding place the General exiting his control room. When the area was clear, Fisto entered the sequence on the security door that he remembered by watching Grievous. Fisto went to get inside of the control room however, Vebb, feeling a strong urge to defeat the Jedi killer once and for all, disputed with Fisto from the other side of the threshold. Vebb's fate was decided when a Ubrikkian Steamworks medical unit remotely sealed the door between the two Jedi and alerted Grievous. Grievous defeated Fisto's colleague while dueling him by using a blaster with one of his free appendages. Kit then destroyed the console and exited the castle to a cliff precipice to wait for R6-H5 to bring his ship. Grievous then climbed the side of the cliff to trap Kit. The Jedi quickly overpowered him, only to be surrounded by Grievous' MagnaGuards, forcing him to retreat in his starship.[4]

Mission to Rodia

Skirmish on Rodia

Kit Fisto in the Rodian waters.

After a hostage crisis in the senate, Kit Fisto was sent to Rodia when the Rodian wildlife began dying. Senator Onaconda Farr was afraid the separatist had returned. Kit searched the waters, while his Commander stayed on the surface. While in the water, Master Fisto and his troops found the droid generator. It turned on the clones and fired at them, killing them. Master Fisto witnessed Robonino leaving the scene and pursued him. The bounty hunter threw several thermal detonators at the Jedi, but Kit Fisto redirected them in the generator, deactivating all droids on the planet. Unfortunately for the Jedi, Robonino was able to escape while Kit was distracted. Kit Fisto and the commander later reported to Senator Farr and told him that all droids were eliminated and the wildlife would turn back to form, but that the bounty hunter escaped. A Kwazel Maw then spit out Robonino on the shore next to them, and he was arrested.


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Kit Fisto during the Clone Wars.

"We all take risks."
―Kit Fisto[src]

For years, Fisto's name had been suggested as a candidate for the Jedi High Council. Humble, and feeling that he had not the skills for such an appointment, he would repeatedly decline such offers. Eventually, however, Fisto's exploits in the Clone Wars answered any lingering doubts about his suitability, and he ascended to a seat on the august body.[source?]

At some point during the war, Fisto traveled with Jedi Master Plo Koon to quell an uprising of the inmates of an underwater prison. Here they encountered the infamous Gen'Dai bounty hunter Durge, whom they trapped in the catacombs beneath the prison. Kit remained alert, thinking that Durge would escape before reinforcements arrived. Plo Koon was confident they had subdued the seemingly invincible bounty hunter, but as Kit predicted, the bounty hunter escaped.[13]

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Fisto battling Separatist forces on Rishi.

Crimson Nova

Eventually, the Jedi learned of a bounty that had been placed on all Jedi. To end this threat, Fisto traveled with fellow Jedi Masters Mace Windu, Agen Kolar, and Saesee Tiin to the Rig—the base of operations for the Crimson Nova chapter of the Bounty Hunters' Guild. While the other three Jedi were wreaking havoc on the bounty hunters, Kit made his way to the prison cells. Upon freeing the prisoners, Kit incited an uprising of the inmates by reminding them of the wrong done to them by the bounty hunters before joining his fellow Jedi. The four soon made quick work of the bounty hunters, forcing them to drop the price on Jedi.[14]

First Battle of Cato Neimoidia

"Send more droids against the Jedi Knight! Their bodies are making a pile so high that he will never be able to cross it!"
Sentepeth Findos, speaking of Kit Fisto[src]

With a large Republic counterattack against the Core Worlds, General Grievous had ordered all members of the Council to retreat to a rendezvous point in the Outer Rim Territories. However, Republic Intelligence obtained information that Nute Gunray fled back to his stronghold on Cato Neimoidia.[source?]

Kit Fisto, accompanied by General Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, led an assault on the Neimoidian homeworld of Cato Neimoidia. After a large aerial bombardment, the main clone force, led by General Fisto, landed and began to hammer the city's energy shields. After heavy fighting Kit and his clones finally broke through to the citadel where Nute Gunray was hiding. However, Gunray escaped before any of the Jedi could stop him.[source?]

Battle of Coruscant

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Fisto's Delta-7 starfighter.

During the Battle of Coruscant, Fisto, along with Mace Windu, initially provided protection of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, valiantly fighting against General Grievous's attempts to capture the Chancellor. When General Grievous tried to take the Chancellor by boarding the mag-lev train he was being evacuated in, Fisto and Windu pitted themselves against Grievous's strike force, saving the Chancellor and the countless civilians on board.[15]

In one attempt, Grievous was so bold that he jumped onto the train and tried to pry open the roof of the car in which the Chancellor was in. Kit was the first to realize this danger and shot through the hole Grievous had made, followed by Mace Windu. While Mace was fighting Grievous, Kit took down two IG-100 MagnaGuards with ease, repulsing Grievous's attempt to take the Chancellor. However, their efforts proved to be in vain. When they heard of Shaak Ti's failure to protect Palpatine, they pursued Grievous's shuttle in a final, unsuccessful attempt.[15]


"Sleep, all life is a dream."
―Kit Fisto[src]

Soon after Anakin Skywalker had revealed Chancellor Palpatine to be the Dark Lord of the Sith that the Jedi had been seeking for some time, Kit Fisto would accompany Mace Windu, Agen Kolar, and Saesee Tiin to confront him.

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Fisto briefly chatted with Kolar and Tiin before their gunship departed to the Chancellor's office. He said he would have been much calmer if Yoda or Obi-Wan Kenobi had been with them. Master Tiin scolded him at this; he maintained that they should be capable of subduing Palpatine, and that they were sufficient for the task.[16]

Although his prowess allowed him to survive longer than Tiin and Kolar, Fisto's Shii-Cho mastery was no match for Sidious's superior skill. He met his end when Sidious, the very man he had "protected" a few days before, cleaved into his stomach.

Fisto met an ignominious end with a smile on his face, much to the surprise of Anakin Skywalker when he arrived.[16]

Personality and traits


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Kit Fisto's famous smile.

Kit was a green Nautolan and looked like most other Nautolans. He often wore his tail whips like a ponytail. He wore standard Jedi robes and carried a green lightsaber.

With a laid-back and accepting outlook on life[6], Fisto took to his duties with enthusiasm, often sporting a wide smile when events went his way.[7] With a well-developed sense of humility to go with that sense of humor, Fisto mostly kept a low profile, initially uninterested in the idea of appointment to the Jedi Council.[5] Instead, he believed he would be better suited for the Council of Reconciliation[5], in line with his view that it was the role of the Jedi to use the power they had been given to ensure the social betterment of those less fortunate.[6]

Fisto was for Obi-Wan's motion of Anakin Skywalker's promotion to Jedi Knight, even saying the famous line, "He is our best pilot and a cunning warrior."

Despite his radical combat style, and easy-going nature, Fisto was surprisingly conservative on the matter of galactic politics.[1]

Even though he considered himself well suited to the job of training Bant Eerin, Fisto still harbored doubts about his competence as a teacher and a role model.


Aayla Secura


Fisto saves Aayla Secura's life.

Fisto shared a close relationship with the Jedi Knight Aayla Secura, one which, had they both not dedicated their life to the Jedi, likely would have gone even further.[1]

Powers and abilities


Kit Fisto's lightsaber.

Kit Fisto was trained as a Consular[17], leading him to focus more on his Force powers. For instance, he was capable of creating and manipulating water currents through use of the Force for both offensive and defensive purposes. Fisto devised his own Force technique from this ability, aptly named the Force water orb. He possessed an acute olfactory sense, allowing him to read the emotions of other sentients.[6]

However, he was by no means lacking in the physical aspect of the Force. He was a master of Shii-Cho, the first form of lightsaber combat, which he mastered to a degree that made him one of the finest swordsmen in the Order. His skill was such that he easily applied it to Jar'Kai dual-saber combat, as he demonstrated against Grievous during his mission to the third moon of Vassek,[4] and lightwhip combat, as shown during the Bio-Droid Crisis.[12]

His lightsaber contained two crystals employing a bifurcating cyclical-ignition pulse that allowed the blade to operate underwater. This proved helpful on Mon Calamari during the Clone Wars. He utilized a green blade, the traditional color of Consulars.

He was also an extremely skilled swimmer and honed his Jedi abilities to take advantage of his amphibious origins, making him an absolutely lethal foe underwater as well as on land. A determined and resourceful Jedi, Kit Fisto was dedicated to the goal of maintaining peace throughout the galaxy and defending the honor of the Jedi code.

Behind the scenes

Kit Fisto first appeared in Attack of the Clones during the Battle of Geonosis. Originally, his character was designed as a Sith, but since the movie did not call for a Sith of a species other than Human, this was changed[1]. Zac Jensen and ILMer Daniel Zizmor played Fisto in Attack of the Clones, but did not replay Fisto in Revenge of the Sith. The role went to stuntman Ben Cooke.

In the novelization of Revenge of the Sith, Kit was beheaded by Palpatine, not cleaved into the waist. His death was not described firsthand—instead, Anakin found Fisto's head on the Chancellor's table with the Nautolan's typical smile on it.

In the novel Labyrinth of Evil, James Luceno incorrectly states that Fisto carries a blue lightsaber.

Nick Gillard, the lightsaber stuntman who played Cin Drallig in Revenge of the Sith, personally liked Fisto's lightsaber hilt so much that he made it his own for his character.

In Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series Kit Fisto has been voiced by Phil LaMarr. His voice was inspired by the voice of "the 7-UP guy" from its television commercials.[18] LaMarr voices the character with a Jamaican accent, even though in Clone Wars Chapter 21, the first source in which Fisto speaks, the character has an American accent.

Kit Fisto is shown with eyelids in the episode of The Clone Wars Lair of Grievous, despite statements in published works stating Nautolans have no eyelids.


Non-canon appearances


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