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DarkStar Star Wars Character Database: Yoda

7 May 2023  |  Captain Rex

Yoda - The Wise Jedi Master

Yoda, a legendary Jedi Master, is one of the most iconic and beloved characters in the Star Wars universe. Known for his wisdom, exceptional connection to the Force, and unique way of speaking, Yoda has become a symbol of the Jedi Order and its teachings. He is a member of an unknown and mysterious species, and his small, unassuming appearance belies his incredible power and skill as a Jedi.

Yoda was one of the most respected and skilled members of the Jedi Order, serving on the Jedi Council for centuries. He played a critical role in the training of Jedi for generations, imparting his vast knowledge and insights to countless students, including such notable Jedi as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, and Ki-Adi-Mundi. He also trained the young Anakin Skywalker, who would eventually fall to the dark side and become Darth Vader.

As the Clone Wars ravaged the galaxy, Yoda continued to lead the Jedi in their fight against the Sith and their Separatist allies. However, the rise of the Empire and the execution of Order 66 forced Yoda into exile on the remote planet of Dagobah. There, he would later train Luke Skywalker, passing on his teachings and preparing the young Jedi to confront his father and the Emperor.

Yoda's wisdom and dedication to the Jedi way have made him an enduring symbol of hope and light in the Star Wars universe, and his teachings continue to guide the new generation of Jedi.

Appearances in Movies, TV Shows, and Books

Yoda has appeared in various Star Wars media, including:


  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)
  • Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) [voice]

TV Shows:

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2020)
  • Star Wars Rebels (2014-2018) [voice]

Books (selected):

  • Star Wars: Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (2004) by Sean Stewart
  • Star Wars: Shatterpoint (2003) by Matthew Stover
  • Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy (1991-1993) by Timothy Zahn
  • Star Wars: The New Jedi Order series (1999-2003) by various authors
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