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"Patience, both of you. A second look usually pays off."
―Kit Fisto[src]

Kit Fisto was a Nautolan Jedi Master during the last years of the Galactic Republic. He was among the Jedi who fought in the Battle of Geonosis and was one of the few survivors out of the 200 Jedi who traveled there.

He became a Jedi General of the Clone Army in the Clone Wars and took part in such conflicts as the Mission to Vassek 3 and the Battle of Mon Cala. He was also involved in a mission with his former Padawan Nahdar Vebb to capture the escaped prisoner, Nute Gunray—however, the two ended up facing the notorious Jedi hunter General Grievous inside his lair. While Vebb perished at the hands of the General, Fisto very nearly bested him in combat, and escaped with his life, but without Gunray, ultimately making the mission a failure. At some point during the Clone Wars, Fisto accepted a seat on the Jedi Council.

While he was at the Jedi Temple, Anakin Skywalker revealed to Mace Windu that Chancellor Sheev Palpatine was a Sith Lord. Windu took Fisto, alongside Jedi Masters Agen Kolar and Saesee Tiin to Palpatine's office to arrest him. In the following duel, after Kolar and Tiin had perished, Fisto was killed by the Chancellor.

BiographyEdit

At some point prior to the Clone Wars, Fisto accepted the young Force-sensitive Mon Calamari Nahdar Vebb as Padawan, and trained him in the ways of the Force. They went their separate ways after Vebb earned the title of Jedi Knight.[4]

Onset of the Clone WarsEdit

Battle of GeonosisEdit

"Oh dear! I'm terribly sorry about all this."
―C-3PO as he shoots at Kit Fisto[src]

By 22 BBY, tensions between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems were growing at an alarming rate. After senator Padmé Amidala of Naboo narrowly survived multiple assassination attempts, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi was sent out to track down and find the person behind it. He eventually discovered it was bounty hunter Jango Fett, and subsequently followed him to the barren world of Geonosis. There, he discovered that the Separatists had been developing their own droid army, and contacted the Jedi Temple about his findings moments before he was discovered, and captured. Mace Windu then made the decision to assemble a Jedi assault team, made up of the 200 available Jedi to crush the droid army the Separatists had been creating, and to rescue Obi Wan.[3]

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Kit Fisto and Pablo-Jill during the Battle of Geonosis.

Fisto was one of the many Jedi sent out to Geonosis, as part of the Jedi assault team. Upon arriving on Geonosis, Kit Fisto and the Jedi infiltrated the arena, and hid until the time was right. After Windu revealed himself to Count Dooku, the leader of the Separatists, they deployed their newfound droid army, and so the Jedi revealed themselves. With thousands of droids in front of them, Fisto and the other Jedi ignited their lightsabers, running toward them and began cutting them down one by one. At one point during the battle, Fisto encountered a malfunctioning droid with the head of C-3PO, Amidala's protocol droid. He grinned as he pinned the odd looking droid under the weight of a fallen Super Battle Droid.[3]

In the height of the battle, where it seemed that the Separatists had gotten the upper hand, having killed most of the 200 Jedi sent there in the first place, the remaining Jedi, including Fisto, were encircled by battle droids. Before they could be executed, they were rescued by the Republic's newly-acquired clone army, led into the arena by Yoda aboard gunships. Fisto survived the arena skirmish, escaping on board a gunship along with fellow Jedi Mace Windu and Ki-Adi-Mundi.[3]

Fisto continued to fight outside the arena, leading a special unit of the newly arrived clone troopers against the remaining droids.[5] The Nautolan Jedi ultimately survived the battle.[3]

Lair of General GrievousEdit

"Why don't you come out General; show us some of that Separatist hospitality!"
―Kit Fisto to General Grievous[src]

Following Viceroy Nute Gunray's escape from the Tranquility, Kit Fisto was contacted by the two Jedi escorts that had been accompanying him, Luminara Unduli and Ahsoka Tano, who tasked him with tracking Gunray's stolen ship down, and bringing him back so that he should face trial after the attempted kidnapping of senator Padme Amidala on Rodia. Kit Fisto tracked the location of the stolen ship to the Vassek system. Upon arriving, he contacted the two female Jedi to let them know of his progress, to which they let him know that his former Padawan, Nahdar Vebb, had already trailed the stolen ship, and had landed on the surface of Vassek's third moon. Upon landing on the moon's surface, Fisto reunited with Vebb, congratulating him on his promotion to the rank of Jedi Knight, and expressed his sorrow that he could have not seen the last of his trials. Fisto, Vebb, and several clone troopers then continued to trace the tracking beacon to the entrance of a large fortress, which appeared to be sealed shut. Vebb suggested cutting open the door, while clone commander Fil expressed that they should blow it up. Assessing the situation, Master Fisto simply pressed a specific part of the door, and it opened, allowing them to walk inside.[4]

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Kit Fisto, Nahdar Vebb, Fil and the clone troopers as they arrive at the castle.

As the group roamed the dimly lit corridors of the fortress, Kit Fisto noted that he sensed something. Moments later, they heard a screeching noise before finally discovering a hall in which they could see and hear what they thought to be Gunray addressing orders to his battle droids. The two Jedi then simply strolled in, and with ease cut down the droids. Thinking they had caught the Vicroy, Nahdar Vebb used the force, to swerve his chair to face them, to which they saw him as a hologram. Gunray exclaimed that they were fools and welcomed them to their supposed doom. Moments later, a hologram of Count Dooku appeared, who apologized for the deception, and offered them an alternative prize, before flickering off, leaving the Jedi stumped. The group then continued walking through the familiar looking corridors in an attempt to find out why they had been lured there. They eventually stumbled upon an armory, which immediately led Fisto the conclusion that they were in the lair of General Grievous, as it contained several of his spare masks and body armor. Kit Fisto was left utterly confused as to why Count Dooku would lure them there as a trap for his own ally. While he discussed the matter with Nahdar, they received a transmission that there was an incoming ship, and that it matched that of Grievous' ship. Master Fisto, Vebb and Fil then debated what they should do. Nahdar Vebb noted that killing Grievous could turn the tide of the war, but Fisto warned him that they should not underestimate the cyborg warrior.[4]

As Grievous entered his lair, the Jedi and the clones quickly sprung to surprise attack him. Kit Fisto welcomed him back into his home, and requested he surrender so that the senate would be more merciful. The cyborg responded that Fisto would be the one begging for mercy, as he ignited his four lightsabers. They briefly dueled, while the clone troopers used the cables attached to their weapons to tug on his legs. Fisto was then able to slice off his legs, leaving him only able to crawl and climb using his upper limbs. The general still managed to kill several clone troopers, before escaping to his control room. Nahdar Vebb angrily claimed that he would have been able to finish him off, had the clones not gotten away, before Fisto suggested they take care of the wounded. Upon examining the dead, Vebb expressed that he could take Grievous, but Kit Fisto once again reminded him that he was not ready to. The group then attempted to leave the castle, but before they could, they were locked in. Grievous then ordered his magna guards to destroy their shuttle outside. Before they were able to also destroy Fisto's starfighter, his astromech droid, R6-H5 piloted it away, narrowly escaping.[4]

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Kit Fisto and the rest of the group surprise attack Grievous.

Grievous then appeared on a hologram, and proceeded to taunt the remaining group. Fisto fired back asking Grievous to come out of hiding, to which he replied that while they wait they should experience all his home had to offer. As his hologram flickered off, the floor beneath them disappeared. Fisto and Vebb were able to easily jump back onto the floor still remaining, however one clone trooper fell to his death. Clone commander Fil dispersed his cable, and was pulled back up by the Jedi. A short while after recovering, from what had just happened, Grievous deployed his pet roggwart Gor, in an attempt to finally finish them off. After Fil began firing his blaster at the beast, Gor grabbed him, then repeatedly smacking him against the ground using it's tail, ultimately leading to the clone commander's death. Master Fisto was then able to chop Gor's front limbs off, as Vebb stabbed it in the back. The beast then fell to the ground, as the Nautolan Jedi stabbed it in the neck, finishing it off. Fueled with anger and rage after the death of Fil, Vebb vowed that he would take revenge for what Grievous had done. Kit Fisto then reminded him that it was not the Jedi way, and that he must always remember his teachings.[4]

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Kit Fisto and Grievous duel on the landing platform of the castle.

The duo eventually witnessed Grievous leaving his control room and watched him as he entered a sequence to lock the security door. After Grievous had gone, Fisto went to re-enter the sequence, but as he did, they heard his medical droid alert him that they were trying to enter. The door then opened, and Fisto walked in, but Nahdar did not and protested that they should make an attempt to finish off the cyborg warrior instead. The medical droid then shut the door from his control panel, separating them. With no other options, Fisto made his way up to the control room, and killed the medical droid. Through the security cameras, he watched helplessly as Grievous mercilessly killed his old Padawan. With the chance of killing Grievous gone, Fisto instructed R6 to meet him at the castle's landing platform, so that he may finally leave. Just as he was about to board his starfighter, Grievous suddenly appeared, and the two engaged in a lightsaber duel. Clearly the better swordsman, Fisto was able to sever one of the cyborg's hands, and reclaimed Vebb's lightsaber. He then made use of the force to push Grievous over, but was then met with several of his magna guards. Fisto briefly fought with them, but was outnumbered. In the nick of time, R6 flew the starfighter directly behind the Jedi Master, allowing him to jump back into the cockpit, flying away.[4]

Upon arriving back on Coruscant, Fisto reported to the Jedi council on the events that had occurred.[4]

The Holocron heistEdit

"Good morning, Master Fisto."
―Jocasta Nu greeting Fisto as he entered the Holocron Vault.[src]

After a mission on Felucia, in which Padawan Ahsoka Tano repeatedly disobeyed direct orders from both her master Anakin Skywalker, and Obi Wan Kenobi; upon returning to the Jedi Temple, as a punishment she was given the task of becoming a guard for Jedi Archives for a short time, under the wing of Jocasta Nu. After arriving and meeting the librarian Jedi, she began lecturing the young Padawan on the Jedi Archives. They eventually reached the Holocron Vault, where they witnessed Kit Fisto, about to enter. Jocasta Nu greeted him to which he smiled and then proceeded to unlock the door through use of the force, walking in. Tano then asked if they could go inside, to which Nu told her that they could not, and that only members of the High Jedi Council had access, such as Master Fisto.[6]

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Aayla Secura, Yoda, Mace Windu and Kit Fisto are stunned to witness a techno service droid scutter through the access hatch.

Coincidentally, it was on this same day that the notorious bounty hunter, Cad Bane, as well as the shapeshifting Cato Parasitti were tasked with stealing a holocron from that very same vault. After breaking into the Jedi Archives, with Parasitti taking the body of Jocastu Nu, while Bane attempted to unlock one of the entrances to the Holocron Vault; he sent his droid, Todo 360 to go to the Communications center of the Jedi Temple. The droid crawled through the ventilation shaft until he an access hatch, where he accidentally revealed himself to a group of Jedi, consisting of Kit Fisto, Aayla Secura, Mace Windu and Yoda. The Jedi were all stunned, until they realized that he had a bomb planted in him. Mace Windu swiftly and without hesitation, force pushed the droid back into the access hatch where he exploded.[6]

The conflict thickensEdit

Rescuing the PadawansEdit

"You have been through quite an ordeal, little one."
―Kit Fisto to a recovering Ahsoka Tano[src]
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Fisto on the Ord Cestus Medical Station.

Shortly after the Second Battle of Geonosis, Mace Windu's forces on the planet of Dantooine were in great need of medical supplies after withstanding an enemy attack. Instead of returning to Coruscant, he two padawan learners, Ahsoka Tano and Barris Offee were sent out to the Ord Cestus Medical Station, where Kit Fisto was stationed in order to obtain said supplies. After being on Geonosis, the clone unit accompanying them, Tango Company became infected with Geonosian brain worms. Under the influence of the worms, the clones became aggressive to any individual not infected, and were able to seize control of the entire ship.[7]

Offee and Tano were then forced to go into hiding, and for a short time sought refuge in the ventilation shaft at the top of the ship. Tano contacted Master Fisto and informed him of their situation. She explained that she did not want to dock with the medical station as long as the brain worms were still on board so that they could not infect anybody else. Fisto sternly replied that she must bring the ship in, so that they may be able to contain and analyse them. Fisto reassured her that they would take precautions. The Togruta still expressed that she had a bad feeling about it, but agreed to follow his instructions. Briefly after speaking with Master Fisto, Barriss Offee was surprise attacked by the clones, and was subsequently infected with the parasites too. Upon learning of the situation, Anakin Skywalker interrogated their prisoner from Geonosis, Poggle the Lesser on how they could kill the worms, and was eventually told that the worms were heavily effected by the cold. Ahsoka then ruptured the coolant system on the ship, causing the temperature to plummet. [7]

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Kit Fisto finds a freezing Ahsoka Tano.

The ship eventually came out of hyperspace in front of the medical station. Kit Fisto immediately sent out tugs to help guide the ship into docking. He ordered the clones to warn the hazard crew that he did not want anybody to board the ship until the worms had been contained. He told them to sound the alarms, and to prepare the sub-zero conduits. After extreme difficulties slowing the ship down, it eventually docked with the medical station. Once the temperature was below freezing point, Kit Fisto led a team to board the ship. He entered the control room to find a freezing Tano, cuddled up to Offee who no longer looked to be infected. She greeted Fisto, to which he replied that she should rest.[7]

Some time later, Ahsoka awoke in a medical bay aboard the station. She immediately asked Anakin, who was by her bedside what the worms were, to which Fisto stormed in, claiming that he could answer her question. He explained that they had the parasites analysed and explained to the young padawan that they were the same worms they had encountered on Geonosis. Fisto then remarked that she had been through quite an ordeal, smiling, before leaving to allow Ahsoka and her master to speak in private.[7]

Battle of Lola SayuEdit

"Wing commanders, form up. We're going in!"
―Saesee Tiin signalling Kit Fisto and Adi Gallia[src]

The following year, Anakin Skywalker, Obi Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano and various clones were dispatched to rescue Jedi Master Even Piell and Captain Wilhuff Tarkin from a Separatist prison known as the Citadel on the planet of Lola Sayu. During their escape, their ship was destroyed in a skirmish, which was the only way they were able to get off of the planet, leaving them trapped on the planet. After contacting the Jedi Council about their situation, a meeting was called. Plo Koon and Adi Gallia were present, while Saesee Tiin and Kit Fisto attended through holograms. Plo Koon assigned Tiin as the leader of the fighter attack, with Gallia and Fisto accompanying him, and debriefed them that it was their job to punch through the defenses, so that he might lead the gunships to the surface and extract the team.[8]

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Plo Koon, Kit Fisto and Mace Windu discuss the events that had transpired at the Citadel.

As the team on the surface drew closer to the rendezvous point, the Republic fleet came out of hyperspace into the Lola Sayu system. Battle soon commenced, but the three Jedi were initially having difficulties taking on the vast droid fighters. Under immense pressure from Master Plo Koon, Tiin called for Kit Fisto and Adi Gallia to form up, and managed to break through enemy lines. The trio then led Plo's gunship to the surface, where they picked up the surviving rescue team, and then accompanied it back into space. They then cleared the way to the Jedi cruiser, destroying many droid fighters before eventually docking. The cruiser then jumped into hyperspace, en route to Coruscant.[8]

After arriving on Coruscant the group met with Yoda and Mace Windu, and conversed on the events that had transpired on the Citadel and during the battle.[8]

Mon Cala CampaignEdit

"What you see prince, is the future of all these people on this world, Mon Cala and Quarren, all slaves for Count Dooku."
―Kit Fisto on the Separatist's invasion of Mon Cala.[src]

Sometime later on into the Clone Wars, the once peaceful underwater planet of Mon Cala was on the brink of civil war between the two species that had formerly lived on the planet together in harmony, the Mon Calamari and the Quarren. After the king of Mon Cala, Yos Kolina was mysteriously murdered, his young and inexperienced son, Lee-Char was left alone to reunite his people. In an attempt to avoid civil war, the Republic dispatched Senator Padme Amidala and a Jedi escort, Anakin Skywalker to resolve the matter. After a debate turned stale, the Quarren—led by the Karkarodon Riff Tamson—refused to support the coronation of Lee-Char as the new Mon Cala king, leading Padme, Anakin and the Mon Calamari captain Gial Ackbar to come to the conclusion that a civil war was inevitable. The trio then contacted Mace Windu and Yoda, who thought it best to deploy Master Kit Fisto, as well as padawan Ahsoka Tano with a battalion of clone troopers. Windu then informed Ackbar that he should assemble the Mon Cala troops and prepare for an attack from the Quarren.[9]

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Kit Fisto mans a mini-sub upon arriving on Mon Cala.

As predicted, shortly later the Quarren plunged into an attack on the Mon Calamari, fully backed by the Separatist droid army. Luckily, the Republic reinforcements had arrived in time, with Master Fisto, Ahsoka Tano and their clone battalion diving into the oceanic planet from Republic gunships. Due to being Nautolan, a race from the aquatic planet of Glee Anselm, Fisto was able to swim through the deep sea with ease and shot down many battle droids and hostile Quarren alike. He then met up with Anakin and Ackbar, and used electrobinoculars to watch the enemy return to their ships. He remarked that it had seemed that they had won this round of the battle, to which Ackbar responded that they were lucky to have survived. Fisto then reported that the droids were taking position in the coral, and it looked that they were amassing for another assault.[9]

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Kit Fisto smiling upon destroying one of the Hydroid Medusa.

Ahsoka Tano and Lee-Char who had been separated from the group previously then met up with the main group, but almost immediately afterwards they found themselves surrounded by Hydroid Medusae which were gigantic cyborg jellyfish with electrified tentacles which meant they were immune to the Mon Calamari's close quarters weapons. Kit Fisto then commanded all troops to their battle stations, to which Ackbar added that they should not fire until Lee-Char gave the command. The group waited in silence until the prince finally gave the orders, to which the clones and the Mon Calamari began concentrating their fire on the robotic menace. As they fought off the jellyfish, Separatist droids came in from behind, and so their forces were left fighting on both sides. Thinking of the safety of the prince, Captain Ackbar decided it was best for them to retreat to the caves, and so the Mon Calamari forces with Anakin and Ahsoka retreated, while Kit Fisto fought off the remaining cyborgs. Fisto then drove his mini sub into one of them, causing it to explode to which he grinned with a great sense of achievement. The Nautolan Jedi then followed in suit with the rest of the Republic forces that were heading towards the cave.[9]

A short while after regrouping with the other Republic forces, Kit Fisto contacted Mace Windu and Yoda to inform them of the dire circumstances they were in. He explained how they had lost contact with all other remaining clone and Mon Cala forces, of how the Quarren had ambushed them. Yoda then mentioned clone reinforcements, but the transmission began to break up before he was able to say anything else. Despite Fisto's best efforts to regain communication, it was no use, with the hologram crackling away. With no idea whether reinforcements were to be sent or not, the group decided they should travel to the surface, and attempt to escape the planet that way. Before they were able to get there however, they were faced with the problem of getting there undetected by the enemy. In order to get past them, Kit Fisto offered to create a diversion to which the rest of the group agreed. He swam upwards towards three Quarren who were taking two clone troopers as prisoners, and surprised them from behind. The Nautolan grabbed one from behind, and in the confusion was able to force push another away. He was then able to snatch their mini-sub, and then, through use of the force, pushed it down towards his friends. He then freed the clone troopers, and ignited his lightsaber, ready to fight off any incoming enemies.[10]

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Kit Fisto fights off enemy quarren.

As Fisto continued fighting attacking Quarren, he looked up to see debris of the ship they had planned to use for escape sinking to the bottom of the ocean. He swam over to Anakin and humorously commented that he was back so soon, to which Anakin explained that they had run into a few problems. Fisto then remarked that he could quite obviously see that all around them, referring to the submerging debris of the ship. The survivors then split up, with Kit Fisto, Ahsoka, Lee-Char and the remaining clones going together in one group, while Anakin, Ackbar and Padme went together in another. Fisto's group eventually reached a cave, in which they took refuge in. Fisto noted that he did not think they had been followed and so asked his clone commander, Monnk, to post a lookout. In total despair, Lee-Char pondered on what their options would be on what to do. Ahsoka replied that they simply had to stay in the cave, as there was nothing else they could do. Commander Monnk then signaled Fisto; and upon swimming over, the nautolan Jedi witnessed the Separatist's enslavement of the Mon Calamari people. Fisto warned Lee-Char that this could be the future of his world, should they not be able to do anything.[10]

Later, while Kit Fisto was on the lookout, with Monnk, Ahsoka and Lee-Char conversed on the matter of bringing hope to his people. The Mon Calamari prince doubted this was possible, since his subjects believed that he had perished. Lee-Char sneaked away, whilst Ahsoka and Fisto were not looking, and blew his shell horn to get the attention of his people, so that they could see he was alive. Upon releasing, Fisto and Ahsoka speedily swam over, to warn him that the guards would hear him. Before Ahsoka could finish her warning, a Separatist aqua droid began propelling blaster fire towards the prince. As Kit Fisto fought it off, they looked upwards to see hundreds of Gungan warriors swimming towards them. Knowing that they had been sent by the Jedi Council, Kit Fisto rejoiced, and exclaimed that the tide of the battle had changed. Lee-Char then called for the group to attack, and so they joined with the gungans. Together, Kit Fisto, Ahsoka and Lee Char fought off the droid forces with relative ease, until Riff Tamson deployed the Separatist reinforcements.[10]

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Kit Fisto and Riff Tamson fight.

Within moments, several trident assault ships entered the battle, which began to spin around, creating whirlpools. Kit Fisto, Ahsoka and Lee-Char were all suddenly sucked into it, and during the confusion, Riff Tamson seized the opportunity to attack the prince. Ahsoka fended the Karkarodon off for a short while, before Fisto was able to find them. With great force, Fisto immediately knocked him away, before the two briefly wrestled. Tamson knocked Kit Fisto's lightsaber away from him, and so the two began to engage in hand to hand combat; throwing heavy punches both ways. Fisto then shouted to Ahsoka, and told her to escape with Lee-Char, while he continued to fight off Tamson. As Ahsoka and Lee-Char swam away, they watched as Kit Fisto was completely outnumbered by Riff Tamson and his droids and witnessed their friend's capture.[10]

Unknown the Republic forces on Mon Cala, the Jedi High Council had enlisted the help of the Gungan Grand Army, allowing for much needed reinforcements on the Republic side. However, they were once again ambushed by Tamson, who confronted the young prince Lee-Char. Fisto engaged in melee combat with the Karkaradon, allowing Ahsoka and the prince to escape.[10] Fisto was ultimately subdued by the Tamson and imprisoned along with Amidala, Skywalker, and Jar Jar Binks. Brought before Tamson himself, the three prisoners were subjected to electric eel torture and shackle droids. After Tamson savagely shattered Amidala's helmet with his jaws, Fisto and Skywalker saved her by creating a force bubble around her head, thus allowing her to breathe. They were then brought to watch Lee-Char's execution, and Fisto witnessed the young prince being saved at the last moment by Nossor Ri. The Nautolan Jedi participated in the final battle of newly rekindled Mon Calamari and Quarren forces against Tamson and the Separatists. After the Republic victory, he witnessed Prince Lee-Char's coronation as the new King of Mon Cala.[11]

An unrelenting warEdit

Serving the Jedi CouncilEdit

"I'll dispatch Master Fisto and your Padawan, Tano, along with a company of clones. They'll be at your side by day's end."
―Master Windu of the Jedi Council, dispatching Fisto for a mission.[src]

As the war continued to rage on with no clear end in sight, Jedi Master Kit Fisto took a more active role on the Jedi Council. At some point during 20 BBY, after security concerns over Chancellor Palpatine's life became of paramount importance for his appearance at the annual Festival of Light on Naboo; Fisto along with several other Jedi attended a meeting in the Jedi Temple, discussing how they planned to stop any chance of an assassination happening.[12] Some time later, Fisto was present during a Jedi Council meeting in which they were contacted by the Onderonian freedom fighter Saw Gerrera and his sister Steela Gerrera. The duo had contacted the Jedi in order to request assistance in fighting against the Separatist rule over the planet. The council eventually came to the decision to secretly send over Anakin Skywalker and his padawan, Ahsoka Tano to train the resistance group without getting directly involved themselves.[13]

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Kit Fisto, seated on the Jedi Council.

Fisto was present at the Jedi Temple at the same time as the bombing that occurred at the Temple's hangar. The Nautolan Jedi attended a Jedi High Council meeting in which they assigned Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano to personally investigate the assault as they felt they were the most trustworthy as they were out on a mission when it happened. Fisto remained with the Council, and was there to see the two Jedi report on their progress, to which they proclaimed that they had a lead. Kit Fisto attended the funeral for the Jedi that had fallen in the bombing, and mourned the loss of them with the other Jedi assembled. After being framed for the bombing, Admiral Tarkin contacted the Jedi Council to inform them of her supposed act of murder. Kit Fisto was present through the use of a hologram. After eventually being captured, Ahsoka was brought back to the Jedi Temple to be given a Jedi trial. Kit Fisto was seated on the Council when they were again contacted by Tarkin, who suggested that instead of a traditional Jedi trial, they hand her over to the Republic military to be given a trial he thought to be unbiased. Along with the rest of the Council, Master Fisto was in attendance of the military trial, and watched as it was eventually revealed that Ahsoka was infact not behind the bombing, and that instead it was her friend and fellow padawan, Barriss Offee.[14]

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Kit Fisto during a meeting on the Jedi Council.

The following year, in 19 BBY, after clone trooper CT-5385, "Tup" executed Jedi Knight Tiplar in the middle of battle, without knowingly doing so, he was taken to Kamino to be tested upon. Kit Fisto was seated on the council at the time that Jedi Master Shaak Ti contacted them, informing them that the Kaminoans wished to terminate him, and perform a vigorous molecular autopsy to discover the cause. She expressed that she did not think it was necessary, and believed that Tup had been brainwashed by the Separatists. Instead, she proposed they carry out a level 5 atomic brain scan. The council instructed her to bring the clone back to the Jedi Temple.[15] Some time later, Chancellor Palpatine contacted the Jedi Council to inform them that the Queen of Bardotta had requested for Senator Jar Jar Binks to come to her planet's aid after several of the ancient mystics had disappeared. Kit Fisto was present on the council at the time. Thinking it unwise to let Binks go alone, the Council decided that Mace Windu also be sent to accompany him.[16] Later, Master Plo Koon was dispatched to investigate a distress call coming from the ship of the long dead Jedi Master, Sifo-Dyas. Upon finishing his investigation, he contacted the Jedi Council to which Kit Fisto was seated on at the time. Plo Koon showed the Jedi his discovery of Sifo-Dyas' lightsaber, which led the council to start a discussion on the Jedi Master who was so shrouded in mystery.[17]

A bleak vision of the futureEdit

Shortly after the Jedi Council's investigation on Sifo-Dyas, the revered Jedi Master Yoda began hearing the voice of the also long dead Jedi, Qui-Gon Jinn during meditation. The severed voice explained to the elder Jedi that he was speaking to him through the living force before swiftly disappearing. At a Jedi Council meeting, subsequently after in which Master Fisto was present, the Jedi discussed about the revelation that Count Dooku was not actually the Sith Lord they had been looking for, and was in fact merely the apprentice. During the meeting, Yoda was unusually quiet, and when asked on his opinion, Yoda had been in deep thought, and had not been listening. Confused as to what could be troubling him, the Jedi looked around and glanced at each other, with Kit Fisto turning to look at fellow Jedi Shaak Ti.[18]

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Kit Fisto and the other Jedi High Council members after meditation.

Some time later, Yoda called a Jedi Council meeting again, to inform his fellow Jedi about what had been so troubling him. Standing in the center of the Jedi Council Chamber, he questioned them if he was alone in hearing the voice of Qui-Gon Jinn, or if any of them had began hearing it too. In order to see if they were able to hear it too, all the Jedi present in the meeting, including Kit Fisto, joined Yoda in the center of the room in meditation, which they carried on doing for an entire day. Unfortunately, upon finishing, none of the Jedi could hear any kind of voice.[18]

Baffled, Grand Master Yoda then traveled to the swamp planet of Dagobah, in order to seek out the answers that he so yearned to find out. Upon arriving, he immediately made contact with the voice of Qui-Gon Jinn. The green Jedi asked him if he knew who the Sith Lord was, to which he told him of a place where all would be revealed to him. Yoda then ventured into a cave where he began receiving a vision of a dark and twisted future for the Jedi. He watched in pure horror as he saw countless of his Jedi comrades being cut down by gunfire and slain by lightsabers. Among them, he envisioned Kit Fisto's death at the hands of the malevolent Darth Sidious, with him being stabbed through the chest.[18]

Fall of the RepublicEdit

Fisto's Death

Fisto is killed by Sidious on Coruscant

As the Clone Wars drew to a close, the force and the Jedi order itself began to grow more and more clouded by the dark side. Shortly after the Battle of Coruscant, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine revealed to Anakin Skywalker his true identity as a Sith Lord, prompting the young knight to inform Master Mace Windu. Windu, aiming to imprison and sentence the newly revealed Sith Lord for his crimes, traveled to the Chancellor's office in order to arrest him. He was accompanied by Masters Fisto, Agen Kolar, and Saesee Tiin.

Confronting Palpatine in his office, the four Jedi ignited their lightsabers, while Windu demanded that the Chancellor come with them to be detained. In a surprise attack, Palpatine ignited his own crimson saber, leaping across the room and felling Kolar with one strike. He proceeded to cut down Tiin with impressive speed, catching both Fisto and Windu by surprise. The Nautolan Jedi managed to hold off the Sith for a few seconds, before he was killed by a slice to the abdomen,[2] as Master Yoda had foreseen.[18] By the time Skywalker arrived, Kolar, Tiin, and Fisto lay dead on the floor. Windu later became Palpatine's fourth victim, falling to his death through the window after being hit with Force lightning.[2]

LegacyEdit

Fisto's lightsaber was among those that former Jedi Padawan Kanan Jarrus saw in the Jedi Temple's dojo during his vision on his second trip to the Jedi Temple on Lothal.[19]

Personality and traitsEdit

"Revenge is not the Jedi way."
―Kit Fisto to his padawan, Nahdar Vebb[src]

Powers and abilitiesEdit

Kit Fisto was a Jedi Master who had an intense focus, particularly in combat.[20] A notable example of his dueling skills was shown in his fight with infamous Jedi hunter General Grievous, whom Fisto held his own very well against.[4]

Despite Fisto's skills, Darth Sidious was able to slay the Nautolan Jedi Master in mere seconds, though Fisto did manage to last longer than fellow Masters Kolar and Tiin, as he was able to block several of Sidious's vicious blows before falling.[2] He was also one of the few jedi to use form 1 of lightsaber combat.

Behind the scenesEdit

Kit Fisto first appeared in Attack of the Clones, though he was originally designed as a new Sith Lord. One of these designs was of a white-skinned male alien with dreadlocks that wielded a curved lightsaber. The artist, Dermot Power, was never quite satisfied with the outcome and the Sith Lord concept was eventually modified to be a bald-headed female. This design was discarded after Christopher Lee was cast as Count Dooku, though it would later be re-used as the character design for Asajj Ventress. George Lucas asked Power to remodel the original dreadlocked concept into a Jedi, who made the face softer and changed the skin color to green. After a Jedi tunic was added to the character, the design of Kit Fisto was finalized.[21][22] Zac Jensen and ILMer Daniel Zizmor played Fisto in Attack of the Clones, but did not replay Fisto in Revenge of the Sith. The role went to stuntman Ben Cooke.

In the Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series Kit Fisto was voiced by Phil LaMarr. His voice was inspired by the voice of "the 7-UP guy" from its television commercials.[23] LaMarr voices the character with a Jamaican accent, similar to the one he used for Hermes Conrad in the television series Futurama. In an early draft of Revenge of the Sith, Kit Fisto was originally supposed to die on Saleucami during Order 66 (Mace Windu had faced Palpatine alone in this draft).[21]

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