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- "The lightsaber is a Jedi's only true ally."
Professor Huyang was a masculine-programmed architect droid who served the Jedi Order, assisting countless Jedi Initiates in constructing their lightsabers once they had passed The Gathering as Jedi Initiates.
Teacher of Jedi InitiatesEdit
- "But he's a droid! You expect us to learn from a droid?"
"Many years I have been on this ship teaching many a Jedi before you, and I will continue teaching many a Jedi after you. Call me what you want, but inside my memory banks I contain a record of every lightsaber ever made, and the Jedi who fashioned it."
- ―Ganodi and Huyang
Huyang was an archaic architect droid who served the Jedi Order since its earliest days, a thousand generations before the outbreak of the Clone Wars, the last millennium of which was served aboard the Jedi training vessel the Crucible.
As the sole being assigned to the Crucible, Huyang maintained his own database of lightsaber designs and their designers, spanning the entire tenure of his considerable teaching career. It was aboard the Crucible that Huyang taught countless Jedi the means of constructing their own lightsabers in the last thousand years of their order. Sometime during this period, he assisted then-Initiate Yoda in the construction of his first lightsaber.
Attack on the CrucibleEdit
- "You must trust that the components that form your lightsaber are meant to be together; there is no other way. It is the Force that binds them."
- ―Huyang guides Katooni in assembling her lightsaber
During the Clone Wars, a group of Initiates consisting of Byph, Ganodi, Gungi, Katooni, Petro, and Zatt—having recently completed their Gathering trial—arrived on the Crucible to be instructed by Huyang in the construction of their lightsabers.
Some of the Intiates, Ganodi in particular, were skeptical of the droid due to his extreme age, but were quickly won over by his wisdom and anecdotes from the annals of Jedi history. Patiently, Huyang guided the Initiates in the construction and personalization of their respective blades.
Before the younglings could complete their task, Huyang's vessel was assaulted by Hondo Ohnaka and his pirate gang, who were intent on stealing any lightsaber crystals aboard due to their high market value. To safeguard the Initiates' unique crystals, Huyang gathered and stored them inside his chest. Unbeknownst to him at the time, however, Petro had surreptitiously palmed his crystal and handed Huyang a droid component.
Huyang, Padawan Tano, and the group of Initiates chose to hide in the ship's ventilation system when the pirates boarded the Crucible and began searching for their prize. In executing a plan of Tano's devising, Huyang had the misfortune to encounter the pirate leader and engaged him in combat. The droid professor proved little challenge to the Weequay pirate and soon found his head and two of his arms severed.
As Tano arrived and began to hold Ohnaka off, Huyang remotely controlled the remaining two limbs on his back of his torso to subdue several pirates. The tactic allowed sufficient stalling time for the Initiates to collect his body and take shelter in the Crucible's hold. Unfortunately for Tano, the plan to liberate the ship did not go exactly as planned, and she was captured by the pirates even as she drove them from the ship.
Misadventures on FlorrumEdit
Still significantly damaged from his battle with Hondo Ohnaka, Huyang was able to offer little in the way of assistance when the group of Initiates decided to pursue the pirates back to their base on Florrum in order to rescue Padawan Tano. With the Crucible landed on the planet surface to effect repairs, Huyang remained aboard with Initiate Ganodi and fellow droid R2-D2, while the remaining Initiates set out to rescue Tano.
With the others gone, Ganodi began to repair Huyang, beginning with re-attaching his head to his body. He had only just completed this task when the other Initiates—having managed to rescue Tano from the pirates—made contact to ask for help in escaping their pirate pursuers.
Huyang, the young Rodian Initiate, and R2-D2 immediately launched the Crucible and flew to rescue their companions. The effort was a near-success, almost managing to secure the Jedi, until one of the pirates scored a blaster hit on one of the ship's engines, causing the ancient Jedi vessel to crash and the entire group to be recaptured by the pirates.
As the captors and captives began making their way back to the pirate outpost, they stumbled upon something unexpected: Separatist General Grievous and an army of battle droids had landed and claimed the system for the Confederacy.
Faced with no alternative, the pirates chose to release their Jedi captives in order to work together to rescue Ohnaka so that they could all escape the planet. The combined group achieved their goal without taking any casualties, and together escaped back to a Republic fleet commanded by Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. Huyang was finally repaired once they found themselves back in friendly territory.
- "How dare you? I've been on this ship for a thousand years and never lost a fight. I'm not about to start today!"
Huyang was many millennia old during the Clone Wars, having instructed Jedi in their training for over a thousand generations. Befitting his age, Huyang had developed a personality possessed of great knowledge and wisdom, paired with quirks such as a dry sense of humour and indignant responses when his usefulness was questioned due to his age.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Test of Strength" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bound for Rescue"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Necessary Bond"
- (Picture only)
- Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures – "Shop" (Set: Padawan Lightsaber Pack II)
- "Launch Pad"—Star Wars Insider 138
- "100 and Counting"—Star Wars Insider 139
- "Unexpected Journeys"—Star Wars Insider 140
- (First mentioned)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Test of Strength"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Necessary Bond"
- ↑ "Design an Alien" — Star Wars Galaxy 9
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Gathering"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bound for Rescue"