- ―Sarrissa Jeng cuts down a Geonosian
Sarissa Jeng was a human female member of the Jedi Order during the Separatist Crisis. In 22 BBY, Jeng was one of the 212 Jedi who traveled to the planet Geonosis to rescue the Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi. During the battle she cut down a Geonosian with her lightsaber before the Galactic Republic and Jedi ultimately emerged victorious over the Confederacy of Independent Systems.
- "I will take what Jedi we have left and go to Geonosis and help Obi-Wan."
- ―Mace Windu
Sarissa Jeng was a human female who served as a member of the Jedi Order, guardians of the Galactic Republic, during the Separatist Crisis. In 22 BBY, she was one of 212 Jedi that made up an assault team led by Jedi Master Mace Windu to the planet Geonosis in order to rescue the Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, who had been captured while spying on the heads of the newly formed Confederacy of Independent Systems. Kenobi, along with his Padawan, Anakin Skywalker, and Senator Padmé Amidala, had been sentenced to death and faced execution in the Petranaki Arena.
While the trio of prisoners freed themselves and fought off the beasts meant to kill them, Jeng and the other Jedi infiltrated the arena and revealed themselves as Windu confronted Count Dooku, head of the Confederacy. An army of battle droids then entered the arena and attacked the Jedi, supported by the native Geonosians, who had joined the Confederacy. While fighting on the floor of the arena, Jeng gave a battle cry as she used her lightsaber to cut down a Geonosian warrior. The Jedi were eventually overwhelmed by the droids, who surrounded a group of surviving Jedi, although Jeng was not among them. Grand Master Yoda then arrived with the new Grand Army of the Republic and rescued the Jedi, before ultimately claiming victory over the Separatists.
Personality and traits
Behind the scenes
Sarissa Jeng was created for the 2002 prequel trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, in which she was portrayed uncredited by Karen Wilson according to fan site Aveleyman. Jeng's body is shown among the dead in an unfinished alternate cut of the Battle of Geonosis in which the Jedi raid a Droid Control Ship in an attempt to shut down the battle droids.
In the new Star Wars canon, Jeng was first named on a card added to the Star Wars: Card Trader app in 2021. The name originated in the Star Wars Legends continuity as Sarrissa Jeng, appearing prior to the release of Attack of the Clones in HoloNet News Vol. 531 52, a 2002 issue published on the HoloNet News website as part of the marketing for the film. The article was written by Pablo Hidalgo and Paul Ens.
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
- (First identified as Sarissa Jeng)
Notes and references
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, which includes Sarissa Jeng's appearance on Geonosis, to 22 BBY.
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
- Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga: Raid on the Droid Control Ship Deleted Scene