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- "Thank you for believing in me, General."
"It is not a matter of belief, Fives. It is simply the right thing to do."
- ―Fives and Shaak Ti
Shaak Ti was a female Togruta Jedi Master and member of the Jedi Council who served the Jedi Order in the waning years of the Galactic Republic. During the three-year conflict of the Clone Wars, she took the rank of Jedi General and supervised the training of the Republic's Clone troopers on Kamino. Ti was killed whilst meditating during the attack on the Jedi Temple by Darth Vader.
The Clone WarsEdit
Shaak Ti gained a seat on the Jedi Council at some point following the blockade of Naboo. The Galactic Republic was in a state of turmoil during this time, as the Secessionist Movement, led by the former Jedi Count Dooku, threatened the stability of the Republic. The Secessionist Movement led to debate over the creation of a military force to combat an impending war. After the attempted assassination of Naboo's senator Padmé Amidala, Ti and the other members of the Jedi Council assigned Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi to investigate the assassin behind the attacks on the senator while his Padawan Anakin Skywalker protected the senator.
Battle of GeonosisEdit
Shaak Ti participated in the Battle of Geonosis, the conflict that sparked the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Separatist Alliance. As a participant, she was a member of the Jedi strike team assembled by fellow Jedi Council member Mace Windu to rescue Kenobi, Skywalker, and Amidala from being executed by the Separatists. The Jedi strike team along with the help of the Republic's new clone troopers would successfully rescue the trio and win the battle.
Overseeing clone trainingEdit
- "I am a Jedi, where the individual and the group are one and the same—much like you clones."
"Which is why Fives and I are looking out for each other."
"As individuals, but not as a group. You are where you need to be. Solve your problems as a whole, not as individuals. I have decided to allow you and the rest of your squad to take the test again tomorrow."
- ―Shaak Ti and Echo
Battle of KaminoEdit
- "The droids are spread thin. We must press our offensive now!"
- ―Shaak Ti
After the Republic intercepted a message between General Grievous and Asajj Ventress discussing a planned attack on Kamino, Ti and Prime Minister Lama Su greeted Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Knight Anakin Skywalker when they arrived in Tipoca City with reinforcements. A Separatist fleet soon arrived and engaged the Republic blockade that defended Kamino. Ti monitored the progress of the battle from Tipoca City's control room alongside Kenobi, Lama Su, Captain Rex and Commander Cody. She noted that the Separatist fleet was not large enough to defeat the blockade, and ordered Skywalker to lead the Republic's fighters in assaulting the enemy. Several Munificent-class star frigates were destroyed protecting Grievous' flagship, with their debris crashing in the ocean near Tipoca City. Kenobi became concerned that the battle was too easy, and left Ti and the others to investigate the wreckage. He discovered Aqua droids assembling Trident-class assault ships underwater, but was unable to warn the city before the droids began their assault, which was led personally by both Grievous and Ventress.
When the control room came under assault by several Aqua droids, Ti quickly dispatched them and contacted the other Jedi, noting the attacking droids were spread thin throughout the city and that the Republic needed to press their counterattack quickly. While Kenobi engaged Grievous and Skywalker hunted down Ventress, who attempted to steal a genetic sample of the clone's DNA, Ti led the clone troopers in pushing the droids back to Tipoca City's main hanger, contacting Cody to inform him on the progress of the battle. The remaining droids were soon destroyed and the Separatist fleet retreated, although both Grievous and Ventress managed to escape from Kamino.
A troubled cloneEdit
Toward the end of the war, Master Ti oversaw the testing and investigation of the clone trooper known as "Tup," who had seemingly gone rogue and killed the Jedi Master Tiplar. She attempted to assert the authority of the Jedi Council to analyze a tumor that had been found in Tup's brain, but was overruled by the Kaminoans. Instead, the body of the trooper, now dead, was sent to the Grand Republic Medical Facility on Coruscant.
Tup's actions were investigated independently by another clone trooper called "Fives." Fives, assisted by the droid AZ-345211896246498721347, discovered that the tumour had been bio-engineered and suspected a larger plot to be the cause of Tup's traitorous actions. The duo also discovered that Fives and all troopers had been implanted with the same biotechnology tumor and attempted to bring the revelations to Shaak Ti, despite interference from the Kaminoans.
Master Ti again invoked Jedi authority, insisting that both Fives and the chips be sent to Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine for investigation, rather than let the troopers be terminated by the Kaminoans.
A painful visionEdit
End of the warEdit
At the end of the Clone Wars, Shaak Ti failed to prevent General Grievous from slipping onto Coruscant and kidnapping Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. On the night the temple was attacked by Darth Vader, Ti recorded a message urging whoever found the holocron to continue the legacy of the Force, and to not let the Purge be the end of the Jedi. As she meditated during the attack, Ti was killed by Darth Vader.
- "Whoever is seeing this… it's up to you now. Don't let our deaths have been in vain. Don't let this be the end of the Jedi."
- ―A holocron of Shaak Ti
Powers and abilitiesEdit
Shaak Ti was skilled in using telekinesis during battle. During the Battle of Kamino, she used telekinesis to lift two Aqua droids and slam them into two other droids hard enough to destroy all four.
Behind the scenesEdit
Shaak Ti was created by concept artists Dermot Power and Iain McCaig, who designed her as a Jedi for use in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. She was eventually played by Orli Shoshan in Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. In the final edit of Episode III, most of the footage featuring her was cut, including two possible death scenes. In one, she is impaled by General Grievous in front of Obi-Wan and Anakin aboard the General's command ship. In another, she is impaled by Darth Vader during Order 66.[source?] Her canonical death was confirmed, as being killed by Darth Vader during Order 66, in the 2016 reference book Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. She was voiced by Tasia Valenza in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ Star Wars: Card Trader
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Clone Cadets"
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "ARC Troopers"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Conspiracy"
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Fugitive"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Destiny"
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 . “@Darth_Hardy She recorded that the night the temple was under siege. We know she wasn't fighting because of the deleted scene.”
- ↑ Star Wars 9: Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon, Part II