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"This is what hope is. It isn't pretending that nothing will go wrong if only we try hard enough. It's looking squarely at all the obstacles in the way, knowing the limits of our own power, and the possibility of failure, and moving ahead anyway. This is how we must proceed. With hope."
―Stellan Gios rallies the Jedi of Starlight Beacon[6]

Stellan Gios was a human male Jedi Master who was part of the Jedi Order during the High Republic Era. At one point, Vernestra Rwoh was his Jedi Padawan before she was promoted to Jedi Knight, and he was stationed at the Jedi outpost on the planet Caragon-Viner. Stellan had risen through the ranks of the Order along with Avar Kriss and when they worked together they were seen as immense powerhouses on missions for the Order and the Galactic Republic. Gios was formerly the Padawan of Master Rana Kant, and formed close bonds with Kriss and Elzar Mann during their time as apprentices, often serving as a voice of reason in the trio.


Stellan Gios trained a gifted Padawan named Vernestra Rwoh.

Stellan Gios, a Force-sensitive human male born during the High Republic Era, was recruited into the Jedi Order at a young age. He eventually became the Padawan of Jedi Master Rana Kant. During his time as a Padawan, he formed close bonds with two other apprentices, Avar Kriss and Elzar Mann.[3] Gios rose through the ranks of the Jedi alongside Kriss, and on the occasions they worked together they were seen as powerhouses for the Order and Galactic Republic.[2] Eventually attaining the rank of Master himself, Gios was stationed at the Hynestian Temple[7] on the Colonies planet[8] Hynestia, where he trained his own Padawan, the Mirialan Vernestra Rwoh.[7] Rwoh, a prodigy, attained the rank of Jedi Knight at only fifteen,[9] making her the youngest Knight in a generation.[10]

When the Great Hyperspace Disaster occurred and the Outer Rim's Hetzal system was threatened by large amounts of hyperspace debris, Gios received the star system's distress signal and set out in a starship to help. Kriss, coordinating the Jedi and Republic's rescue effort on Hetzal Prime, sensed his approach from afar. Gios later attended the dedication ceremony of the new Starlight Beacon space station.[11] Later, Gios was stationed at a Jedi outpost on the planet Caragon-Viner.[2] After the death of his Master, Rana Kant, he was appointed to the Jedi High Council, before working with Padawan Bell Zettifar and the Force-sensitive monster hunter Ty Yorrick against the Nihil,[5] a dangerous pirate group who had recently begun moving against the Jedi and Republic.[11]

Personality and traits[]

Stellan Gios wielded a crossguard lightsaber.

Stellan Gios was a human male with brown hair and light skin. He wore his hair slightly long, and had grown a beard. Considered optimistic and a natural teacher, Gios was well-respected by other Jedi.[2] In his long friendship with Avar Kriss and Elzar Mann, Gios was considered the voice of reason for the trio.[3]

Powers and abilities[]

Stellan Gios was considered strong with the Force among the Jedi Order.[2]


Stellan Gios wore cream-and-gold Jedi robes. He wielded a blue-bladed crossguard lightsaber with a collapsible physical crossguard that folded up when the weapon was turned off.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

Concept art of Stellan Gios

Stellan Gios was created for the Star Wars: The High Republic multimedia project, a narrative initiative to explore the state of the galaxy and the Jedi centuries before the events of the Skywalker saga. He was revealed to the public ahead of the initiative's release on April 2, 2020 in a StarWars.com article that provided an overview of some of the Jedi Knights and Masters that would be introduced in the upcoming project.[2] Gios first appeared in the initial release of High Republic media, debuting simultaneously in the novel The High Republic: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule[11] and the young-readers book The High Republic: The Great Jedi Rescue by Cavan Scott[12] on January 5, 2021.[13][14]



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