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The new Legends Clone Wars timeline was never established by Lucasfilm. The exact chronology of the events described in this article is currently unknown.

Jocasta Nu
Jocasta Nu
Biographical information
Homeworld

Coruscant[1]

Died

19 BBY (16:5:22), Jedi Temple, Coruscant[2]

Physical description
Species

Human[2]

Gender

Female[2]

Height

1.67 meters[2]

Hair color

White[2]

Eye color

Blue[2]

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era[2]

Affiliation
Apprentices
"The Archives. The library. The first hall—history of the Republic, chronicles of the Jedi going back over thousands of years. Their protector—Master Jocasta Nu."
Sha Koon[src]

Jocasta Nu was a female Human who served as the Chief Librarian of the Jedi Archives during the final days of the Galactic Republic, with a penchant for being a bit overconfident in the completeness of her Archives. Her patterned robes bore the symbols of the Ansata, representing her devotion to knowledge and learning.[3]

During her career, Nu served as a member of the Jedi High Council and trained many Padawans, including the future Emperor's Hand, Jerec, Olee Starstone, whom she tutored in the years prior to the Clone Wars, and Jin-Lo Rayce, founder of the Agents of Ossus. Jocasta Nu died when the 501st Legion ransacked the Jedi Temple at the end of the Clone Wars.

BiographyEdit

"There is more knowledge here than anywhere else in the galaxy."
―Jocasta Nu, boasting about the Jedi Archives[src]
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Jocasta Nu with Kai Justiss

Brought into the Jedi Order during the final decades of the Galactic Republic, it is likely Jocasta Nu was discovered by a recruiter of the Acquisition Division to be Force-sensitive around infancy before being brought to the Coruscant Jedi Temple for training. Raised in a youngling clan, she passed the trials of the Jedi academy and was eventually selected by a Master for one-on-one training. Passing the Jedi Trials, Nu pursued the path of the Consular and became a researcher specializing in the field of archaeology. Attaching herself to the Exploration Corps after consulting the Council of Reassignment, Nu traveled the galaxy gathering information for the Jedi Archives. During her journeys Nu discovered the Force-sensitive Miraluka, Jerec, and delivered him to the Temple for entrance into the academy there. Eventually Nu returned to the Temple and selected Jerec as her Padawan, passing along her own desires to learn all there was to know in the galaxy, which eventually drove him to Knighthood himself. Completing the training of a Padawan, Nu was made a Jedi Master and began to perform the duties of an archivist in the Archives. Eventually, Nu was appointed Chief Librarian of the Archives and Library and made a member of the Librarian's Assembly.[2] Part of her responsibility as Chief Librarian was oversight of the Educational Corps; she reported directly to the Reassignment Council on all matters concerning this branch of the Jedi Service Corps.[4]

During her tenure as Chief Librarian, Nu was appointed to the Jedi High Council, serving ten years on the august body before stepping down in 52 BBY. Foregoing the traditional brown robes of the Order, Nu began wearing a tunic and dress imprinted with ancient Ansata patterns, a type of dress worn by some of the most famed Jedi historians including the ancient Master Atris. Over the years, Nu came to know most of the Jedi in the Temple, becoming especially fond of Master Dooku; she personally mourned the loss of his great idealism when he left the Order shortly following the Invasion of Naboo. Using the extensive knowledge gained in the field with the ExplorCorps, Nu continued to gather a very precise and extensive knowledge of the galaxy.[2] Working in cooperation with the Jedi Councils, Nu was always advised of upcoming missions so that she could help prep a report for all Jedi about to depart the Temple.[5]

In 52 BBY, Nu undertook a diplomatic mission to the world of Serenno with Jedi Masters Dooku, Qui-Gon Jinn and Sifo-Dyas. At the meeting, the Jedi team met Damask Holdings Magister Hego Damask, in reality the Sith Lord Darth Plagueis.[6] Nu took on her last Padawan, Jin-Lo Rayce sometime after the Stark Hyperspace War around 44 BBY, teaching him all of the secret passage ways in and out of the Temple. In 39 BBY, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi were sent on a mission to Vorzyd IV. Nu provided the two Jedi with the information needed for them to complete their assignment.

Over the course of her time as director of the Archives her confidence in the data stored in the stacks was whole; claiming that if something was not in the Archives, then it did not exist. This statement was belied when Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi was unable to find the aquatic world Kamino in the Archives. Discovering that the files had been purged from the Archives' data banks, the integrity of the Archives came into question much to Nu's embarrassment.[7]

Clone WarsEdit

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Jocasta Nu familiarizes Ahsoka Tano with the Archives.

With the Clone Wars underway in 22 BBY, the High Council became increasingly concerned with protecting the Archives as more and more Jedi were called away from Coruscant to fight on the front lines. As reprimand for failing to follow orders during the First Battle of Felucia, the High Council assigned Padawan Ahsoka Tano to guard duty within the Archives. Meeting Tano in the Archives' Rotunda, Nu familiarized the Togruta with security protocols in the Archives and around the Holocron Vaults. Putting Tano to the test, bounty hunter Cad Bane had sent Cato Parasitti into the Temple to assist in his infiltration mission. As a Clawdite, Parasitti was able to slip pass both Tano and Nu under the guise of the recently deceased Master Ord Enisence. Suspicious of Enisence's oddly curt behavior, Nu offered the Skrilling a gentle hand, only to be struck by the bounty hunter and rendered unconscious. Stealing Nu's identity, Parasitti broke through Temple security and allowed Bane to enter the Temple without much trouble. While distracting the Jedi monitoring Temple security, Parasitti was discovered by Tano to be an impostor. After a brief scuffle, Parasitti was defeated and placed under arrest, yet Bane had already successfully completed his mission to infiltrate the Vaults and escape unnoticed. Nu recovered shortly after and returned immediately to her work.[8]

Order 66 and DeathEdit

Nu remained at the Temple throughout the conflict with the Confederacy of Independent Systems, one of the highest ranking Masters to remain constantly on Coruscant. At the end of the war, she was diligently at work in the Archives when Operation: Knightfall was initiated in 19 BBY. Shortly prior, she finally expressed doubt to Knight Sha Koon in the completeness of her Archives. As fighting erupted in the Temple's lower levels, Nu summoned her Padawan, Rayce, to the Archives and handed him several datachips with information from the Stacks uploaded to them. Ordering him to flee, she watched as Rayce departed the Temple through the secret passageways she had detailed to him over his apprenticeship.[9]

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Jocasta Nu is impaled by Darth Vader

Remaining behind, she waited in the Archives until Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader marched through the great wooden doors flanked by several clone assassins. Vader demanded that Nu unlock the secured Temple beacon, a demand she denied by igniting her blue lightsaber. Casually, Vader lifted the esteemed Jedi with the Force and impaled her through the chest with his own saber, killing her instantly. Ironically, during her conversation with Koon earlier that day, Nu had praised Skywalker as a hero.[9] Flinging her body carelessly amongst the Stacks, the Sith continued to ransack the Archives while Nu's loyal librarians attempted to destroy all of the knowledge stored there so that it would not fall into the hands of their mortal enemies. After the fighting died down, Nu's body was discovered by Grand Master Yoda and Master Kenobi as they made their ways through the halls of the Temple.[10] Her body would eventually be gathered up and her name checked off against Archives records of all active Jedi.[11] After she was confirmed dead, her body was most likely dragged out onto the steps of the public entrance of the Temple and thrown on the makeshift pyre with all of her fallen comrades.[12]

When the Galactic Empire emerged from the ashes of the Republic, Sate Pestage compiled a statement that was to be issued to the citizens of the Empire as proof of the Jedi's crimes. In his fabricated report, Pestage stated that Jocasta Nu was executed for harboring information that threatened the Empire and its citizens.[13]

Personality and traitsEdit

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Jedi Master Jocasta Nu

"If an item does not appear in our records, it does not exist."
―Jocasta Nu[src]

If Jocasta Nu had allowed herself to have an attachment it would have been to her library. She had a trait for being a little overconfident about the amount of information in the Archives and often got affronted if someone suggested that the Stacks were incomplete. This trait was shown when Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi noted the supposed disappearance of the planet Kamino. To this she indignantly replied that if something didn't appear in her records it didn't exist.[7] By the end of the Clone Wars, however, Jocasta Nu came to accept the fact that her Archives did not contain everything.[9]

Although a little too proud of the Archives, Nu was friendly and helpful, but most people knew better than to get on the wrong side of her. She would become quite severe if she thought a student was trying to get her to do all of their research for them.[2]

Powers and abilitiesEdit

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Nu was still skilled with her lightsaber

"You may have Madame Jocasta's shape, but not her skills."
―Ahsoka Tano, to Cato Parasitti — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

Achieving all of the basic Force skills at the academy during her younger years, Nu had pursued the studies of the Consular, perfecting her researching skills through her studies as an archaeologist of the ExplorCorps. While retired from combat missions in her later years, she still wore her lightsaber proudly as a reminder of her active years, during which she had received a thin vertical scar along her cheek. When ignited her saber would emit a shimmering blue blade, used sparingly but with skill.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

The character of Jocasta Nu was created for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, where she was played by Alethea McGrath,[14] an actress who also voiced her in the Revenge of the Sith video game,[14] in which she is killed in a cut-scene by Darth Vader.

Jocasta Nu is voiced by Flo DiRe in Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series.[2][15] Among Flo Di Re's other roles was the voice of the Elder in Fallout 2's opening CGI sequence.[15]

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