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"To walk the path of the Jedi, one's spirit must be strong. That requires discipline."
―Oppo Rancisis[src]

Oppo Rancisis was a Thisspiasian male Jedi Master who served on the Jedi Council during the Invasion of Naboo and the Clone Wars.

BiographyEdit

Born on Thisspias,[1] Oppo Rancisis joined the Jedi Order as an infant, and he came to train under the Jedi Master Yaddle. At some point, Rancisis was offered the throne of his homeworld, but he declined it to continue to serve the galaxy as a Jedi. Eventually, Rancisis was made a Jedi Master, and he took a seat in the High Council, the governing body of the Jedi Order.[3]

Rancisis was present in the Council Chamber when Master Qui-Gon Jinn revealed that the Sith had returned and that he believed Anakin Skywalker was the Chosen One destined to bring balance to the Force. Jinn requested that the boy be tested for Jedi training and admitted into the Jedi Order. The Council, at first, refused the request, due to the boy's age and his emotional attachments to his mother, but, after Jinn's death during the Battle of Naboo, they granted his dying wish: that Jinn's Padawan, Obi-Wan Kenobi, be allowed to train Skywalker.[4]

Ten years later,[5] during the Separatist Crisis, Rancisis continued to serve on the Jedi Council.[6] He served on the Council throughout the Clone Wars, watching the conflict between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems unfold. He was present when Grand Master Yoda claimed to hear a voice of a long-dead friend—Qui-Gon Jinn, though Yoda did not reveal this—and that he believed it was a spirit who had managed to retain their identity after death. He participated in a meditation between the Council members in order to see if the Masters could sense Jinn's presence.[7]

Towards the end of the war, Rancisis was present when Kenobi told the Council that Sugi arms dealers were attempting to sell an enormous kyber crystal to General Grievous on Utapau.[8]

Behind the scenesEdit

Oppo Rancisis lightsaber design

Designs for Oppo Rancisis's lightsaber

Rancis was set to make another appearance in Star Wars: The Clone Wars where his lightsaber would be visible; however, the show was canceled before the blade made an appearance. Designs for the lightsaber were based on Count Dooku's lightsaber and were revealed by Dave Filoni and Pablo Hidalgo in their The Untold Clone Wars panel at Celebration Anaheim in 2015.[9]

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