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- "That's right, Obi-Wan. Bant is dying. I won't have to do a thing. I'll just make you watch."
- ―Chun talking to Kenobi
At the Temple academyEdit
- "I was always better than you. Now, I am even stronger."
- ―Bruck Chun, taunting Kenobi
A Force-sensitive Human male with ice-blue eyes and white hair, Bruck Chun, the brother of Kad Chun, was born to Vox Chun of Telos IV in 57 BBY. Given to the Jedi Order for training in the ways of the Force, Initiate Chun was enrolled in the academy at the Coruscant Jedi Temple. Befriending fellow Initiate Aalto, Chun and his friend often taunted their peer Obi-Wan Kenobi, whom they called "Oafy-Wan" after Kenobi had lost his balance on one occasion, colliding with Chun.
As both Chun and Kenobi reached their final years at the academy, both vied for the attention of a Jedi Master who would select them as a Padawan. During an unsupervised sparring session, Chun deliberately started to antagonize Kenobi and both students walked away with minor bruises. Chun, in an attempt to get Kenobi in trouble with academy instructors, went to the Halls of Healing to report an attack by Kenobi and receive treatment for his wounds. Instead of disciplining Kenobi as Chun had hoped, Grand Master Yoda set up a duel between the two Initiates to demonstrate their skills for visiting Master Qui-Gon Jinn. Completing the duel fairly, Master Jinn did not select either of the Initiates, much to Chun's chagrin. By this time, Chun was no longer using one of the Temple's training lightsabers; instead, he wielded a red-bladed weapon available to senior Initiates.
In the following months, Kenobi had been selected by Master Jinn after all, but the Master-apprentice bond was broken after the disastrous mission to Melida/Daan. There, Padawan Kenobi had forsworn his oath to the Order and joined a militant group called the Young and fought in the Melida/Daan Civil War. Returning to the Temple without his Padawan, Master Jinn could not be bothered by Initiate Chun's attempts to get him to accept him as his next student. Before Chun could further convince Jinn, Kenobi returned to the Temple and received forgiveness.
Betraying the OrderEdit
Crestfallen with Master Jinn's constant refusal to take him on as an apprentice, Chun was easy prey to the temptations offered by the Dark Jedi Xanatos, a business partner of Chun's father and fellow Telosian. Corrupted by Xanatos, Chun assisted the Dark Jedi as Xanatos infiltrated the Temple and began wreaking havoc. A pawn of the manipulative former Jedi, Chun stole many artifacts from within the Temple, including the precious Healing Crystals of Fire. After an assassination attempt on Grand Master Yoda, Masters Jinn and Tahl began searching for the culprits in earnest. Keeping close to the masters, Chun transmitted recordings of conversations with the Jedi via a transmitter installed secretly in his lightsaber hilt.
When Initiate Bant Eerin went missing, Chun was implicated in her disappearance. While Master Jinn attempted to halt Xanatos stealing the Temple's supply of valuable vertex, Kenobi chased Chun to the Room of a Thousand Fountains and engaged his opponent in a lightsaber duel. Making their way up the slippery slope of the chamber's central waterfall. As Kenobi struggled to break away from Chun in order to rescue Initiate Eerin, who was chained to the bottom of the room's lake, Chun lost his footing and toppled over the edge of the waterfall. Chun tried his best to hold on, but couldn't hold on for along, though Kenobi apologized for everything and attempted to save his life, which surprised Chun. Chun ignored him, and preferred to die for everything he had done, and that he wasn't truly a strong apprentice to begin with. Kenobi didn't want him to die and tried to reach him, but it was far too late for the young Padawan. Chun couldn't hold on and plummeted to the rocks below, breaking his neck.
Following his death, Chun's father initiated an investigation into his son's death. Employing Sano Sauro as prosecutor, Initiate Kenobi was implicated in the death of his peer. Appearing before the Senate's Inquiry committee, Kenobi was rescued from prosecution by Master Jinn. Entering Chun's recovered lightsaber into evidence, Jinn played the recording of Chun's final words for the committee: the evidence proved Kenobi innocent, although it would be many years before Chun's brother, Kad would forgive Kenobi and before Kenobi could forgive himself.
Behind the scenesEdit
Bruck Chun was created by the author Dave Wolverton for the first young readers novel Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force in the Jedi Apprentice series. He was used later by fellow author Jude Watson who wrote the rest of the series and he would appear in the novel The Uncertain Path before his death in The Captive Temple.
- Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force (First appearance)
- Jedi Apprentice: The Uncertain Path
- Jedi Apprentice: The Captive Temple
- Jedi Apprentice Special Edition: Deceptions (Voice recording)
- Jedi Quest: The Master of Disguise (Mentioned only)
- (Indirect mention only)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 10 (KEN3, Obi-Wan Kenobi)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I, p. 126 ("Chun, Bruck")
- The Essential Reader's Companion (First pictured)