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Tai was a Force-sensitive human male who joined the Jedi Order during the New Republic Era. A student of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, Tai learned the ways of the Force alongside other students, including Skywalker's nephew Ben Solo. He was returning from an off-world mission with fellow Jedi Hennix and Voe when the Jedi training temple was destroyed. Finding the temple ablaze, they confronted Solo who overpowered the trio before retreating to Snoke. The three Jedi pursued him, believing he was responsible for the death of their master, although Tai remained adamant that Solo was not a murderer.

BiographyEdit

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Tai confronted Ben Solo and tried to understand his actions.

During the New Republic Era, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker tried to restore the Jedi Order by training a new generation in the ways of the Force.[2] Tai was one of Skywalker's apprentices, along with Hennix, Voe, and Ben Solo.[1] In 28 ABY[3] Tai was on an off-world mission[4] with Voe and Hennix. By the time they returned, the the Jedi temple where they trained was destroyed. They confronted Solo amidst the burning ruins of the temple, having sensed only his presence in the Force. Solo, who believed their master tried to murder him in his sleep, told the students that he killed Skywalker in self-defense. Tai cautioned restraint, hoping to learn more about what had transpired from Solo's perspective, but the others drew their lightsabers and attempted to subdue Solo by force.[1]

After Solo used the Force to overpower them, including Tai, the three Jedi returned to their starship Verity to prevent Solo's escape. Tai warned Voe against pursuing Solo, knowing that he came from a family that boasted some of the most renown pilots in the galaxy. Solo ultimately escaped and found sanctuary with Snoke, having disabled the Verity with his own vessel, the Grimtaash. Although the three Jedi agreed to continue pursuing Solo, Tai proposed informing Solo's mother, Leia Organa, about the situation. He was overruled by his colleagues, who believed they needed to learn the full story before involving anyone else.[1] They traveled to the Jedi outpost on Elphrona where they found Solo with a mask that once belonged to Ren, the leader of the Knights of Ren. Tai, Voe and Hennix approached him with lightsabers drawn and warned him that there was nowhere left to go.[5]

Personality and traitsEdit

Tai was a human male with pale skin and blue eyes. He had dark colored eyebrows, but no hair on his head. He wore the brown Jedi robes typical of members of the Jedi Order.[1]

Tai trusted Ben Solo and did not believe he would willingly kill his uncle or their fellow Jedi. Even when the others sought to subdue Solo through physical force, he attempted to speak with him to understand what happened and was sympathetic to his struggles.[1]

Powers and abilitiesEdit

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Tai could sense Ben Solo through the Force.

As a Jedi, Tai was sensitive to the Force,[1] though not as gifted as Ben Solo.[2] Through the Force, he had the ability to sense the presence of other sentient beings on the surface of a planet from space.[1]

He was also knew how to use a type of Force healing where he would take on the pain of an injured being so that they would not feel it themselves, although he could not do it successfully when emotionally distracted.[1]

EquipmentEdit

Tai possessed a blue colored lightsaber with a silver hilt[1] that, like all Jedi lightsabers, had a kyber crystal at its core as a power source.[6]

Behind the scenesEdit

Tai first appeared in the 2019 comic The Rise of Kylo Ren 1 written by Charles Soule, the first issue of Marvel's Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren mini-series.[1]

Although Tai had blue eyes throughout The Rise of Kylo Ren 1, in one panel they appeared brown.[1]

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