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Olana Chion[2] was a human[1] Jedi Knight who was a member of the Jedi Order during the Clone Wars. Shortly after the beginning of the war between the Galactic Republic and Confederacy of Independent Systems[2] in 22 BBY,[3] Chion was promoted to the rank of Jedi Knight in a ceremony in the Jedi Temple's training ground alongside several others, including Anakin Skywalker, Keer Stenwyt, Cyruss Okent, and D'urban Wen-Hurd, all of whom had had their advancement to the rank rushed due to the needs of the war. The end of the ceremony was interrupted by news from Republic Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine of an attack on the neutral planet Cato Neimoidia, and the new Jedi Knights were invited to stay alongside the older Knights and Jedi Masters for a discussion of the situation. A few days later, most of the new Knights, including Chion, attended a reception in Palpatine's office in their honor.[2]

In 19 BBY,[3] near the end of the Clone Wars, Chion attended a briefing in the Jedi Temple led by Master Obi-Wan Kenobi regarding the status of the ongoing Outer Rim Sieges on worlds such as Boz Pity and Saleucami. Chion departed the briefing room at the same time as Skywalker entered it, the two Jedi Knights passing each other in the corridor. At the time, Chion wore brown Jedi robes. Chion had brown hair and light skin.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Olana Chion first canonically appeared in the 2005 film Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith,[1] as a Jedi extra played by Dominique Chionchio.[4] Chion was first canonically identified in the 2022 novel Brotherhood, written by Mike Chen.[2] In the Star Wars Legends continuity, O-Lana first appeared in The Fight for Truth, the ninth novel in the Jedi Apprentice junior novel series, written by Jude Watson and published in 2000.[5] She was first identified as Olana Chion and retconned as the extra from the film in a What's The Story? entry[6] primarily written by Ian Tapley, who derived Chion's surname from that of Chionchio.[4]

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