For other uses, see Yavin (disambiguation).
"Excuse me, but according to the Yavin Code, all prisoners are required to be blindfolded prior to execution."
―Obi-Wan Kenobi cites the Yavin Code to a group of battle droids, attempting to delay his scheduled execution[1]

The Yavin Code was a protocol established at the Yavin Convention[1] approximately a millennium prior to 19 BBY[2] that dictated prisoners be blindfolded before their execution. The Code shared its name with[1] the gas giant planet Yavin.[3]

According to Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi was known to cite the Yavin Code, which he did prior to his own scheduled execution after being captured aboard a Separatist supply ship while on a mission to Utapau[1] in 19 BBY.[3] As Separatist battle droids escorted him to the ship's execution room, Kenobi noted the Yavin Code's stipulation about blindfolded prisoners—much to the droids' confusion—in order to stall them long enough for Skywalker to come free him. After Skywalker arrived and dispatched the droids, Kenobi stated that no one seemed to recall the Code, which Skywalker believed to be due to its old age.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The Yavin Code was mentioned in "The Big Bang," an unfinished episode of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars[1] that was released for free on StarWars.com on September 25, 2014.[4]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Big Bang"
  2. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of "The Big Bang" to 19 BBY. In the episode, it is stated that the Yavin Code is about a thousand years old. Therefore, the Code must have been established about a millennium prior to 19 BBY.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  4. Nicholson, Max: Unfinished Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episodes Released Online (2014-09-25). IGN. Archived from the original on December 30, 2020.