Yaddle was a Jedi Master who served on the Jedi High Council in The Phantom Menace. Yaddle is the same unnamed species that Yoda is. She is also known as “The One Below” – to find out why you’ll need to check out some Legends comics.
You can barely see Yaddle in The Phantom Menace. The screenshot below is all you really see of her.
This photo is from the StarWars.com Databank. It makes me wonder if there was supposed to more Yaddle in The Phantom Menace but these scenes ended up on the cutting room floor.
The only canon appearance for Yaddle was sadly in The Phantom Menace and a few accompanying books. If ever you needed an excuse to dive into some Legends materials, Yaddle is that reason.
Yaddle appeared in several Jedi Quest young reader novels that took place in between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. She also appeared in several Star Wars: Republic comics series, most notably the Emissaries to Malastare issues (#13-16).
Yaddle’s backstory can be found in “Yaddle’s Tale: The One Below” which was a part of Star Wars Tales 5. And you should read it (I just did). It turns out Yaddle never completed her Jedi training because she was imprisoned for about 100 years. Once she finally gets out she helps the people who confined her and saves them from a would-be conqueror. Because she’s Yaddle, and she’s awesome.
Even Yoda – who really likes to follow Jedi rules – thinks that she has earned the title Jedi Master by the end of this story.
Learn more about Yaddle from these videos below that talk about her special powers, her death, how she trained fellow High Council Member Oppo Rancisis.
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