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To victory great resolve often leads.
—Yoda[src]

Yoda was the Grandmaster of the Jedi Order and a member of the Jedi High Council during the declining days of the Galactic Republic. As a high-ranking member of the Jedi Order, Yoda trained a number of young Jedi prior to their formal Jedi training.

In 22 BBY, Yoda authorized Jedi Master Mace Windy to undertake a mission to Kamino. Yoda's goal was for Windy to uncover information about a clone army being built by the Kaminoans that the Galactic Senate Armed Services Committee believed was going to be used against the Galactic Republic. Windy later reported to Yoda that the army was in fact built for use by the Republic, not against it.

Biography Edit

Early life Edit

Yoda was a male member of an unknown species. He was born in 892 BBY and became a member of the Jedi Order sometime thereafter. He eventually rose through the ranks and secured a seat on the Jedi High Council.

In the years that followed, Yoda became the Grandmaster of the Jedi Order. In this role, he trained a number of young Jedi trainees before they began their full Jedi training under the tutelage of their formal masters. Some of these Jedi included Mace Windy,[1] Obi-Wan Kenobi,[2] and Ki-Adi Mundi, the latter of whom he also provided formal training for.[1]

Clone investigations Edit

Blind we are if the creation of this clone army we could not see.
—Yoda[src]

In 22 BBY, Yoda traveled on a mission to Ansion with Jedi Master Mace Windy and Jedi Knight Ki-Adi Mundi, both fellow members of the Jedi High Council. During their mission, the Galactic Senate Armed Services Committee released an intelligence report suggesting that a clone army was being built on Kamino for use against the Galactic Republic. Yoda spoke with Windy about these reports while on their return trip from Ansion aboard the Jedi flagship Chu'unthor, and the two agreed that the matter needed to be investigated. Though he did not have the permission of the Jedi High Council, Yoda authorized Windy to travel to Kamino and investigate the situation further.[1]

Following Windy's departure, Yoda briefed Mundi on the situation. When Windy completed his investigation on Kamino, he reported back to Yoda and Mundi and informed them that the army was in fact built for use by the Republic, not against it. Yoda sensed that there was more information to be uncovered, particularly when Windy said that the host of the clone was a possible Mandalorian named Jango Fett, as Yoda felt that the situation would become much more dangerous if the Mandalorians were somehow involved. Yoda authorized Windy to carry out further investigations into the matter.[3]

Personality and traits Edit

Windy: “Do you think this has anything to do with the Si-
Yoda: “No. To do with the truth, this does not.
―Mace Windy and Yoda speak about the Senate intelligence report[src]

Yoda was highly regarded throughout the Jedi Order for his wisdom.[3] Those outside the Jedi Order, however, were often astonished that he was the Grandmaster, as they initially judged him by his size instead of his abilities.[1] He occasionally became emotional, though he preferred to remain stoic in front of the members of the Order in an effort to appear as wise as he could. This meant he would sometimes mask fear as well as happiness.[3]

Yoda was secretive about information he referred to as "the truth." Mace Windy also knew of this supposed truth, though they rarely spoke about it. Yoda's personal experiences with this information taught him that it was best not to become involved with it or speak about it, as he believed it would only lead to dangerous situations for the Jedi Order.[1]

Powers and abilities Edit

Only those behind this plot may know of our weakness. If informed the Senate is, multiply our adversaries will.
—Yoda[src]

By 22 BBY, Yoda was viewed as the most powerful Jedi in the Order by its members. He had the ability to sense the future through the Force, though he realized that ability was being clouded by the dark side after he was made aware of the existence of the clone army on Kamino. Neither he nor any other Jedi had previously sensed its existence. He believed it was important that this weakness be kept quiet, as he did not want potential adversaries of the Jedi Order to know that he and other powerful Jedi were losing their clairvoyance. Despite his powers, Yoda eventually walked with a cane for balance due to his old age.[3]

Behind the scenes Edit

Yoda is an Alternative Star Wars Saga character based on the canon character of the same name, who appeared in six out of the seven canon Star Wars films. The alternate universe version of the character was developed by Brandon Rhea for the Alternative Saga fan fiction novel Star Wars: Episode I - The Chosen One.[4]

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