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"Yaddle is known for being very kind and quiet, but on the other hand possesses some of the deadliest Force powers."
An artist, in his journal[src]

Yaddle, a Force-sensitive female being of the same species as Grand Master Yoda and Grogu, was a Jedi Master and member of the Jedi High Council during the last years of the Galactic Republic. She trained a Thisspiasian Padawan, Oppo Rancisis, who eventually joined Yaddle on the High Council by the time of the Invasion of Naboo.

In 32 BBY, Qui-Gon Jinn brought the Chosen One Anakin Skywalker to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant where he met Yaddle and the Jedi elders. After the Battle of Naboo, Yaddle took a less active role in the Jedi Order's affairs and was no longer on the High Council by the time of the Clone Wars.

In 14 BBY, Yaddle was remembered and mentioned by name by the Latero pilot Greez Dritus, who speculated on her fate during the Great Jedi Purge with his Jedi associates. In 12 BBY, the Sith Lord Darth Vader encountered apparitions of several Jedi, including Yaddle, while experiencing a series of Force visions.

Biography[]

Yaddle was born in 509 BBY.[1] A member of the same species as the legendary Jedi Yoda and Grogu, she was found to be Force-sensitive and was taken to the Jedi Temple to be trained in the ways of the Jedi. Eventually, she was promoted to the rank of Jedi Master and was given a seat on the Jedi High Council on which she remained for some time. Yaddle trained many Padawans, including the Thisspiasian Oppo Rancisis, who eventually took up a seat alongside her in the High Council.[4] Yaddle devoted a large amount of her time on scholarly endeavors, spending a lot of time studying in the Jedi Archives. Despite this, she was also an active Jedi in the field as well.[5]

By the time of the High Republic Era, Yaddle was in charge of Jedi Initiates at the Jedi Temple. At some point, she took a sabbatical on Kronk, but ended up returning to her duties earlier than expected upon realizing that she missed her time with the younglings. Back at the Temple, Yaddle stumbled upon the Jedi Knight Vernestra Rwoh, whom she had once taught as an initiate. Rwoh, who had just experienced a troubling vision on Tiikae, appeared to be lost both physically and spiritually, so the old master instructed her to trust her instincts, and pointed her in the direction of Stellan Gios's office, where she was expected.[6]

On the eve of his becoming Master Dooku's newest Padawan,[7] in 68 BBY,[8] Yaddle caught a twelve-year-old Qui-Gon Jinn practicing with his lightsaber in the Temple's sparring room late at night and ordered him to go to bed.[7]

Naboo Crisis[]

Yaddle served on the Jedi High Council during the fall of the Galactic Republic.

During the Invasion of Naboo[3] in 32 BBY,[9] Yaddle was present in the Jedi Council Chamber inside the Temple on Coruscant, when fellow Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn presented himself to the High Council with daunting news that the Sith, the ancient enemies of the Jedi had returned to the galaxy. She was also present during the evaluation of Anakin Skywalker, a 9-year-old Force-sensitive child, who Jinn believed was the Chosen One that was prophesied to bring balance to the Force. The High Council initially agreed that they would not accept him into the Jedi Order, however, they reversed their decision as Jinn's dying wish was for Skywalker to be trained.[3] Following the Battle of Naboo, Yaddle decided to take a less active role in Jedi affairs[10] and she had stepped down from the Council by the time of the Clone Wars.[11] Her seat on the Council was taken by Jedi Master Shaak Ti.[12]

Legacy[]

"Growing up we heard tales of a green, pointy eared, legendary Jedi Master and…"
"Are you talking about Master Yoda? Yes, he is very legendary."
"Wait? What? Who? No, no, I'm talking about Master Yaddle."
―Greez Dritus and Cere Junda[src]

In 19 BBY,[9] the Order was destroyed when Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine, secretly the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Sidious, activated Order 66, forcing clone troopers of the Grand Army of the Republic to turn on the Jedi and kill them. Whilst the Order was destroyed, a small number of Jedi were able to survive.[13]

In 14 BBY,[14] while traveling in hyperspace, Greez Dritus asked if Jedi would come out of hiding if the Order was rebuilt. When Cere Junda questioned if he meant anyone specific, Dritus told her that whilst growing up on Lateron he had heard tales of a legendary green, pointy-eared Jedi Master. When Junda asked if he was speaking about Yoda, Dritus responded that he was talking about Yaddle.[15]

Along with other Jedi of his past, Vader kills Yaddle in a vision on Mustafar.

Shortly after the Battle of Fortress Vader, Darth Vader entered a portal constructed by Darth Momin to resurrect his wife Padmé Amidala. While walking through visions, he encountered Yaddle along with several Jedi with their lightsabers ready to battle him. However, Vader defeated all of the illusions with Yaddle being amongst the last to fall, slashed through the chest as the words "Let the past die" resounded in Vader's mind.[16]

At some point after the war between the First Order and the Resistance, an unknown traveller included a portrait of Yaddle in his journal of stories and sketches. When the archivists of the Graf Archive restored said journal for publication, they added their own facts and stats to its entries, including a brief, if laudatory mention of Yaddle.[17]

Personality and traits[]

Yaddle was highly sought after for her great wisdom,[18] and was also known for her quietness,[2] patience and kindness.[19] She looked up to Grand Master Yoda, who belonged to the same species as her but was nearly twice her age.[5] Yaddle had auburn hair that she wore in a pair of long plaits, green-gold eyes, green skin[3] and a height of 0.61 meters.[2] She was greatly revered in the Jedi Temple,[17] and was regarded as legendary by some of the population of the planet Lateron.[15]

Powers and abilities[]

Yaddle was skilled in little-known[18] and deadly Jedi powers[17] such as morichro, an ancient art that enabled the user to slow the opponent's bodily functions to the point of death.[4]

Equipment[]

Yaddle wore Jedi robes[3]and wielded a green-tipped lightsaber. [16]

Behind the scenes[]

The concept sketch of Yoda which eventually became Yaddle.

Yaddle was created for the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. Although she is not addressed by name in the film, she is identified in the credits. Her puppet was operated by Phil Eason.[3] The model for Yaddle was originally created by concept artist Iain McCaig as a sketch for a young Yoda, but was later put in the movies as Yaddle, a female member of Yoda's species.[20]

Appearances[]

Yaddle in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.

Non-canon appearances[]

Sources[]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded states that Yaddle was 477 years old at the time of the Invasion of Naboo, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 32 BBY. Therefore, Yaddle was born in 509 BBY.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 StarWars-DatabankII.png Yaddle in the Databank (backup link)
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
  5. 5.0 5.1 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, New Edition
  6. The High Republic: Out of the Shadows
  7. 7.0 7.1 Master & Apprentice
  8. Qui-Gon Jinn was twelve years old when he became apprentice to Dooku. Since his birth year can be approximated to 80 BBY, Jinn would have been twelve around 68 BBY.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  10. Ultimate Star Wars
  11. Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
  12. 12.0 12.1 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  14. The events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order occur five years after the proclamation of the New Order, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 19 BBY. Therefore, the events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order must take place in 14 BBY.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  16. 16.0 16.1 Darth Vader (2017) 25
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Star Wars: Alien Archive
  18. 18.0 18.1 Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
  19. Journey Through Space
  20. Databank title.png Yaddle in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link)
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