Day 47 – Shaak Ti
Shaak Ti was a Jedi Master who served on the Jedi High Council in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Two scenes of her death were filmed for Revenge of the Sith but they both ended up on the cutting room floor.
Shaak Ti took Yaddle’s seat on the Jedi High Council after Yaddle’s death and fought in the Battle of Geonosis. During the Clone Wars, Shaak Tii was promoted to the rank of General and oversaw the training of the Clone Troopers on Kamino. Like so many Jedi from the prequels, Shaak Ti was seen but not heard. But Shaak Ti gets a lot more screen time and is a strong, interesting, and fully developed character in her appearances in several episodes of The Clones Wars television series.
Here’s a clip of Shaak Ti from the Season 6 episode “Conspiracy.”
Shaak Ti also appeared in the comic Jedi of the Republic—Mace Windu, Part I and the novel Dark Disciple. In Legends productions Shaak Tii had even more appearances including The Force Unleased video game (that includes yet another version of her death), LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, and the novel Labyrinth of Evil.
Here is Shaak Ti in the 2003-2005 Clone Wars TV series.
Below is a video that describes the confusion around how Shaak Ti died (a lot of this can be described as confusion around what is Canon and what is Legends, especially when it comes to deleted scenes from Canon films).
Here’s another montage of Shaak Ti death scenes that includes a vision Yoda has of her death.
How did Shaak Ti really die? I don’t think that has been truly established. But that shouldn’t overshadow what a great character she was in The Clone Wars TV series.
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