Day 45 – Yaddle


Yaddle was a Jedi Master who served on the Jedi High Council in The Phantom Menace. Yaddle is the same unnamed species as Yoda. She has also been referred to as “The One Below”. Although 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 in the film.

The screenshot below is from the Databank. Perhaps there were originally going to be some cloeup shots or even lines of dialogue including Yaddle in The Phantom Menace but they ended up on the cutting room floor.

Yaddle didn’t make another canon appearance after The Phantom Menace until the 2018 comic Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 25 where she appeared in a vision. It’s a bit unclear if Yaddle survived the Jedi Purge after Order 66.

Yaddle in Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 25. Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli.

You can also find an image of Yaddle in the the book The Secrets of the Jedi by Mark Sumerak.

Art by Sergio Gómez Silvan.

Yaddle is also a great reason to dive into some Legends materials.

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 (trust me). 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 (lots of Legends material in here!) that talk about her special powers and how she trained fellow High Council Member Oppo Rancisis.

Check out the entire list of women in 365 Days of Star Wars Women in the Women in Star Wars Index. It includes highlights from each post plus notes which posts include new 365 interviews with actresses, writers, artists, and more.

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