George Lucas Explains Shaak Ti’s Death

George Lucas Explains Shaak Ti's Death 1

Shaak Ti was a Togruta Jedi Master and member of the Jedi High Council in the waning years of the Galactic Republic. During the Clone Wars, a galaxy-wide conflict between the Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems, Ti took part in the pivotal battles of Geonosis, Kamino, and Coruscant.

In addition to her role as a general for the Grand Army of the Republic, she was chosen to represent the Republic on Kamino, where she personally oversaw the training and development of clone forces. While in this role, she became entangled in a conspiracy surrounding the origins of the organic inhibitor chips placed in every clone, and the secrets being kept from the Jedi about them. As she attempted to root out the conspiracy from ARC Trooper Fives, she clashed with Kaminoan Chief Medical Scientist Nala Se, who was attempting to dispel his claims. Despite her efforts to the contrary, Ti was unable to help Fives as he suffered a breakdown, and upon his death, his secrets passed on to only a few. During the Battle of Coruscant in the late stages of the Clone Wars, Ti was sent to protect Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine but was knocked unconscious in a duel with Separatist General Grievous. Sometime later, as she meditated during the Siege of the Jedi Temple, she was murdered by Darth Vader, the fallen Jedi Anakin Skywalker.