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Boba Fat
08-03-2001, 05:19 AM
So many questions about yoda like: Who was his master or mentor? his first padawan? Why does he talk the weird but cool way he does? Why does he have a triangular lightsaber(probably cause of his weird hands)? Why did he move to Degobar(dont know how to spell it)from the Jedi Council on Coruscant? :confused: Confusing it is!

BeastMaster
08-03-2001, 07:06 PM
You posted this same topic twice. Delete one of them.

Originally posted by Boba Fat:
<STRONG>Who was his master or mentor? his first padawan?</STRONG>

Both of these are thus far unknown, but you have to remember that, at the time of TPM, Yoda had been teaching Jedi for about 800 years (give or take about 30; 800 was the figure he gave to Luke).

This would seem to indicate that Yoda took his first Padawan when he was near 100.

No idea who his Master was, but he seemed to have been on his own when the Chu-unthor went down on Dathomir (Yoda led the rescue party). He was quite a flirt in those days, according to at least one source.

I doubt it was his first Padawan, but one of Yoda's apprentices was Ki-Adi-Mundi, the cerean who sits next to him in the Council. Ki was a young man when they trained, but since I don't know how cereans age, I can't give you an exact timeframe.

Much more recently (as in, probably after TPM), he also taught a young human named Qu Rahn, who eventually became Kyle Katarn's spirit guide.

<STRONG>Why does he talk the weird but cool way he does?</STRONG>

Well, I doubt Basic (the Star Wars equivalent of English) is Yoda's native language. I get the impression that he's mixing Basic terms and expressions with the grammatical structure of whatever his first language is.

Trivia: George Lucas used English words and Latin grammar to write Yoda's lines.

<STRONG> Why does he have a triangular lightsaber(probably cause of his weird hands)?</STRONG>

Huh?

Yoda's saber was the one used by Pic in JK (long story; you'll hear it later). It was round-handled, but the grip was much shorter and thinner than usual to accomodate Yoda's hands.

Lightsabers aren't exactly mass-produced. A student recieves their first lightsaber from one of the Temple Masters, then recieves another from their master when they become a Padawan. As a sort of "final exam," the Jedi must build his/her/its own saber.

Each saber is custom built, and is a reflection of the Jedi who created it. Presumably, Yoda's saber looks the way it does because that's the way he wants it to look.

<STRONG>Why did he move to Degobar(dont know how to spell it)from the Jedi Council on Coruscant?</STRONG>

Yoda fled to Dagobah because of Palpatine's Jedi Purges, the same reason Obi-wan moved into a little shack out in the desert and stopped using his real name. Think of it as a relocation program for Holocaust survivors; call it "getting the Hell out of Nazi Germany." It all comes down to the fact that the Emperor was on Coruscant, and Yoda was (apparently) the only member of the Jedi Council to escape.

Dagobah was an uninhabited backwater world in the middle of nowhere and (because of a Dark Jedi dying there years ago, possibly at Yoda's hands), there's a Dark Side Nexus there (the haunted tree). Yoda could use the "psychic stain" from the tree to mask his own presence.