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Shaak Ti was a female Togruta Jedi Master in the fictional Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas. Shaak Ti replaced Yaddle as a member of the Jedi High Council and also served as a General in the Grand Army of the Republic. Shaak Ti served as one of the last members of the Jedi High Council before the Great Jedi Purge. Shaak Ti was later able to escape Order 66, despite being in the Jedi Temple at the time of Darth Vader's attack. She fled Coruscant and traveled from world to world until finally landing on Felucia.

Shaak Ti can be seen in Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones as she ignites her lightsaber before the big battle. She was also featured in the first Clone Wars animated TV series, protecting Palpatine and fighting General Grievous. In a scene deleted from Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, she is killed by General Grievous with a lightsaber through the throat. Also, in Lego Star Wars, she is shown in a hologram being cut to pieces by Anakin Skywalker after his switch to the dark side. In Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, she is discovered on Felucia by Vader, who dispatches his apprentice Starkiller to deal with her. She leads him to an ancient sacrificial site that also happens to be home to a giant Sarlaac. The two engage in an intense lightsaber duel, and after being mortally wounded by the young assassin she falls into the mouth of the Sarlaac, where her body disintegrates in an explosion of Force energy.

The assassination of Shaak Ti (voiced by Susan Eisenberg) as featured in the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game is considered the canonical death of Jedi Master Shaak Ti, with the scene personally approved by George Lucas. The deleted scene of Revenge Of The Sith, as well as her Lego Star Wars death are therefore made obsolete.

Mythology Associations

Links between George Lucas's Star Wars trilogy and mythological archetypes have been thoroughly documented, such as in the film, The Mythology of Star Wars with Bill Moyers and George Lucas. The name, Shaak Ti, is a homophone for the Hindu mythological concept of Shakti, meaning divine force or energy and the sacred feminine.

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