Type: Jedi Master
Gender : Male
Height :0.66 meters
melee combat 5D
melee parry 7D
vehicle blasters 3D
Alien species 9D+2
scholar: Jedi lore 11D
planetary systems 5D+1
planetary systems: Coruscant 7D
beast riding 5D+2
Starfighter Piloting 5D
First aid 3D+2
lightsaber repair 4D+2
Force Skills: Control 12D+2, Sense 12D+2, Alter 9D
Control: Absorb/dissipate energy, accelerate healing, concentrate, control pain, detoxify poison, emptiness, enhance attribute, force of will, hibernation trance, reduce injury, remain conscious, resist stun, short term memory enhancement
Sense: Combat sense, danger sense, instinctive astrogation, life detection, life sense, magnify senses, receptive telepathy, Sense Force, sense Force potential, sense path
Control and Sense: Farseeing, lightsaber combat, projective telepathy
Control and Alter: Accelerate anotherâ€™s healing, control anotherâ€™s pain, enhance anotherâ€™s attribute, return another to consciousness
Control, Sense and Alter: Affect mind, control mind
Force Points: 21
Character Points: 19
Equipment: Shoto lightsaber (5D), gimer stick cane, Jedi robes
Description: Yoda was one of the most renowned and powerful Jedi Masters in galactic history. He was known for his legendary wisdom, mastery of the Force and skills in lightsaber combat. Yoda served as a member of the Jedi High Council in the last centuries of the Galactic Republic and as Grand Master oversaw the Jedi Order before, during, and after the devastating Clone Wars. Following the First Battle of Geonosis, Yoda held the title of Master of the Order in addition to that of Grand Master. In his centuries of service to the galaxy and the Force, Grand Master Yoda had a hand in the training of nearly all the Jedi in the Order, including such luminaries as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ki-Adi-Mundi and Oppo Rancisis; all of whom would come to serve on the Jedi Council along with him.
Standing at about 66 cm tall, Yoda was a male member of a mysterious species, details of which he did not reveal. Yoda served as a member of the Jedi Order for centuries, eventually gaining a seat on the Jedi High Council, before reigning as the Grand Master of the Jedi. He had exceptional skills in lightsaber combat, having mastered and was knowledgeable in all form and stance of lightsaber combat, except the Vaapad subset of Form VII (he had mastered the original Form VII variant known as Juyo), but known for being particularly accomplished in Form IV/Legends often employing the acrobatic techniques of the form. He was considered by many as a swordmaster and the greatest duelist in the Jedi Order, even surpassing Mace Windu and Count Dooku.
Though arguably the Order's greatest master of the Force and most skilled warrior, Yoda believed most firmly in the importance of instructing younger generations and never missed an opportunity to ensure his students learn from their experiences. At heart, the diminutive Jedi Master was a teacher; indeed, he instructed nearly all the Jedi in the order, to some extent, during his reign as Grand Master.
Though Yoda was, arguably, the most highly Force-attuned member of the Order, he was not flawless. It was partially due to his failure to recognize that Supreme Chancellor Palpatine was actually responsible for the outbreak of the Clone Wars, and was in fact the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, which led to the Republic being overthrown and the Jedi Order being decimated. The Grand Master was among the few Jedi to survive Emperor Palpatine's Great Jedi Purge, after the beginning of which, he went into exile on the swamp planet of Dagobah.
Later, before dying and becoming one with the Force in 4 ABY, the exiled Jedi Master was responsible for the instruction of Luke Skywalker who would use Yoda's training as a basis for the creation of a New Jedi Order, after defeating the Sith. Following his death, Master Yoda retained his identity within the Force and was revered as among the most legendary Jedi Masters of all time by Skywalker's reconstituted Order.
Personality and traits
To his students, the elfin luminary Yoda could appear as either very strict or like a grandfatherly figure, testing them to mental and physical extremes one moment and showing warmth the next. Students often strongly disagreed with him at first, but gradually came to understand his attitudes. Among his colleagues on the Jedi High Council, he was known to have a penchant for mischief and practical jokes. To all of the young Jedi, he was the humble Yoda, who offered enlightened leadership and epitomized the ideals of the Jedi Order; a grandmaster of that august body, he was widely known as a sage instructor.
Despite a body of evidence to the contrary, which included famous names such as Ulic Qel-Droma, Oss Wilum, and Revan, Yoda was largely a traditionalist in his belief that a Jedi who was seduced by the dark side of the Force would be forever condemned to walk in darkness. During the Clone Wars, however, he originally believed that no Jedi was beyond redemption and forgiveness. Even after Count Dooku betrayed the Republic and the Jedi by committing numerous atrocities as the Sith Lord Darth Tyranus, Yoda once tried to persuade his former student to let go of the dark side and return to the ways of the Jedi—and very nearly succeeded in redeeming Dooku. Even as Quinlan Vos slipped further into the dark side's embrace, Yoda had faith that the disturbed young Jedi Master would find his way back to the light side of the Force; unlike Dooku, Vos vindicated Yoda's belief in redemption.
However, Yoda's failure to redeem Dooku, as well as his inability to prevent the rise of the Galactic Empire, left the Grand Master more jaded than ever. In addition to the fall of the Republic, the Jedi Order was pushed to the brink of extinction by the fallen Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, whose fall to the dark side turned him into the Sith Lord Darth Vader. Having failed to protect all that he cared for, Yoda was disillusioned in many ways and sought to kill the two Sith Lords at first; the chance at redemption for those who embraced the dark side was no longer an option as far as Yoda was concerned.
Throughout his exile on Dagobah, the tyranny of the Empire and the Sith hunt for the Jedi during the Great Jedi Purge embittered Yoda to the point where he lost all faith in the idea of redemption. In his exile, Yoda held no interest in being involved with the rest of the Galaxy as the Republic, seeing himself as more of a watcher of the events which unfolded during the Empire's rule. Before his death, he warned Vader's son, Luke Skywalker, that "when a person falls to the dark side, their destiny would forever be dominated by darkness".
Yoda spoke an unusual version of Basic. He usually tended to place verbs (especially auxiliaries) after the object and subject (an object-subject-verb format). An example of Yoda's speech pattern; "When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good you will not" Most agreed that this pattern of speech was convoluted, and while it seems as though others of his species (e.g. Yaddle) had the same penchant for rearranging sentences, not all of them did (e.g. Vandar Tokare).
Yoda walked with the aid of a cane later in life, although he was capable of throwing it aside and moving nimbly while using the Force. One of his canes was a gift from the Wookiees. His rare gimer stick cane contained nutrients that could sustain him were he to chew on it. He also used a hoverchair for moving around the Temple quickly and more efficiently.
Another item unique to Master Yoda was a blissl, an instrument similar to a pan flute, which he wore around his neck while on Dagobah. During the Clone Wars, he would often make use of a kybuck given to him by a Woolwarricca princess from Kashyyyk as a gift. Yoda also had a unique crest that adorned his quarters.
Yoda's origins were secretive and he never revealed his homeworld to anyone.
Powers and abilities
Considered by many to be the greatest Jedi Master of the era, Yoda was one of the most skilled lightsaber duelists and users of the Force in the history of the galaxy. Yoda's powers awestruck even the Dark Jedi Beldorion, who grouped him among three elite Jedi Masters, along with Thon and Nomi Sunrider who had lived several millennia earlier than him. Beldorion considered the trio to be truly great as they were prodigiously talented in the Force, specifically in the directing of pure light side energies.
In addition to his immense connection to the Force, Yoda was amazingly skilled in lightsaber combat, one of the greatest duelists in history, and was widely acknowledged as being perhaps the greatest Jedi duelist and Swordmaster of his time despite being trained as a Jedi Consular. He was known to be the only Jedi who could best Mace Windu and Count Dooku. He was capable of gaining the upper hand over Dooku, who had became Darth Tyranus and improved his skill even further, and almost defeated him, forcing Dooku to flee. Another testament to Yoda's immense dueling skill was that not only was he able to fight on equal footing with Darth Sidious, but he was also even able to defeat and disarm the Dark Lord, a feat that only Luke Skywalker and Mace Windu was ever able to replicate. Overall, Yoda's mastery of lightsaber combat marks him as perhaps the greatest duelist of his time.
Yoda was known to have received intensive training in the use of all the seven forms of lightsaber combat and had achieved full mastery and knowledge of them all and all of their stances and techniques but his preferred style was Form IV, which he particularly specialised at, as it allowed him to compensate for his limited reach and stature. Known to be the Order's greatest master of Ataru, mastering the form to it's highest levels, His technique was said to consist of the pure basics of Ataru taken to their highest possible levels. Despite his advanced age and short stature, Yoda was still an exceptionally formidable duelist, displaying amazing speed and dexterity, leaping through the air and twirling as he battered at an opponent's defenses. Much of his lightsaber combat style relied on jumps and acrobatics, augmented by his mastery of Force valor. Despite the fact that Yoda's primary combat specialization was Ataru, he demonstrated an extreme level of skill with regard to deflecting blaster bolts and could easily handle many opponents at once, evidenced by his easy victory over many Clone Troopers in the Clone Wars and when he returned to the Jedi Temple during Order 66, something which is presumably attributed to his skill with Soresu, as the form particularly emphasizes on defensive.
However, in his later years, Yoda lost a great deal of his mobility, demonstrating a pronounced limp and depending on a cane to aid him in his everyday movements. This loss of mobility was due to the fact that, in his old age, Yoda suffered from debilitating arthritis. When possible, Yoda preferred to use a hoverchair rather than walk at all. His mastery of Force valor allowed him to overcome these physical infirmities, but due to the extremely taxing nature of the ability, he was only able to utilize it for a short time before tiring.
Master Yoda carried a green-bladed shoto which, unlike most other lightsabers, possessed an ignition button that also acted as a clip. Yoda was one of the few Force-users, Jedi and Sith alike, who kept his trademark homespun robe on during combat, possibly because it was small enough not to hinder his movements.
Yoda, as befitting a centuries-old Jedi Grand Master, was extraordinarily powerful and skilled in the Force, one of the most powerful and skilled force-users in history and the greatest and strongest master of the Force among the Jedi of his time, rivaling Darth Sidious and being more powerful and skilled than any jedi of his time, surpassing even the more potentially powerful Anakin Skywalker due to having far more experience in using the Force and being much more focused and dedicated in his study of the Force. His midi-chlorian count was also known to be the second highest in the history of the Jedi, surpassed only by the Chosen One Anakin Skywalker. His strength and mastery of the Force was great enough that he could easily defend himself against and dominate other powerful masters of the Force, as shown when he casually repelled all of Dooku's Force assault despite the increase in power and skill he acquired from turning to the Dark Side and receiving training from Darth Sidious, and he was even so powerful and skilled that he could effortlessly overpower powerful and armed adversaries using nothing but the Force, as evidenced with Asaji Ventress. His power and skill in the Force remained tremendous even as he continued to age and lost his former great mobillity. Even the Dark Lords of the Sith Darth Tyrannus and Darth Sidious acknowledged his power and mastery of the Force, with Darth Tyrannus holding his former master's strength in the Force at a high enough regard that he believed that should Yoda fall to the Dark Side, he would be so powerful that not even Darth Sidious would be able to stand against him.
Master Yoda was extremely skilled in the use of mind-related powers. He could cast mind tricks that were easily strong enough to effectively manipulate strong-willed individuals, such as Captain Typho, and could easily delve deep into the minds of others to decipher their thoughts with great precision. Yoda's telepathic capabilities also allowed him to manipulate the memories of his targets.
Yoda was also extraordinarily skilled and powerful in telekinesis. He demonstrated on one occasion the ability to easily telekinetically lift and carry a X-Wing, and during the Battle of Coruscant, he caused a pair of C-9979 landing craft to collide with each other on two occasions. In their duel on Geonosis, Yoda easily deflected every telekinetic assault from Darth Tyranus, who was a former Temple instructor of telekinesis. Despite the sheer power that the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Sidious possessed, Yoda was able to catch him off guard with a Force-push just before their duel began and later managed to stop a Senate Hoverpod Sidious hurled at him and deflect it back. He even could effortlessly toy with the very powerful Asajj Ventress, who was known to have defeated Kit Fisto and could hold her own against the likes of Mace Windu and Anakin Skywalker, using only Telekinesis, able to easily send her flying, stop her strike in mid air and even go as far as to casually disarm her of her lightsabers with a simple gesture. A master practitioner of the Force Push and Force Wave powers, Yoda used these abilities in conjunction with Mace Windu to blast away dozens of battle droids simultaneously during the Battle of Coruscant. Master Yoda was also adept at the saber throw, as demonstrated in his return to the Jedi Temple during the Great Jedi Purge.
Yoda also displayed considerable proficiency in the use of the defensive power of Tutaminis, using it during his duel with Darth Tyranus to effortlessly absorb and redirect the Sith Lord's Force lightning with no effort. Yoda was even skillful enough to be capable of replicating the feat with the lightning of the terrifyingly powerful Darth Sidious as well, though Sidious's power was such that Yoda had a great deal of difficulty handling Sidious's lightning, and proved unable to effectively redirect it. However, despite his great power and skill as a warrior, Yoda was known to strongly dislike combat in general, and was even a bit disdainful of the idea that "greatness" could be achieved through martial prowess.
Master Yoda was able to foresee events with a great clarity, rivaling even that of Darth Sidious. In addition, Yoda had extremely strong force senses, as he was able to quickly sense the deaths of almost all members of the Jedi Order and identify their identity while also sensing that Anakin Skywalker had turned to the Dark Side even all the way from other planets in the galaxy while in Kashyyyk. Due to his training with Qui-Gon Jinn, Yoda acquired the power to retain his identity after becoming one with the Force. He was also known to be able to ponder matters of the dark and light sides of the Force with unparalleled clarity that surpassed all other Jedi of his time, even Mace Windu. He was also the most skilled user of Force Empathy among the Jedi, exceeding even the renowned empathic abilities of Depa Billaba. He could sense intense feelings coming from others even from other planets, as he was able to sense the immense pain Anakin felt from the death of his mother while the latter was in Tatooine even though Yoda was in Coruscant and meditating. He also easily sensed the tension between Kenobi and Anakin when they pursued Dooku and was also able to identify the cause as being Padme's fall from an LAAT gunship.
Yoda was also quite proficient in the use of the valued force technique Battle Meditation, having even been able to determine the outcome of battles by lifting the morale of thousands of companions while simultaneously dampening the spirits of thousands of his opponents. He was also capable of using it to inspire great amounts of hope while simultaneously eliminating feelings of doubt and despair from the spirit of others with a single touch, as he did to saturate Palleus Chuff with feelings of hope and potential mission success while also completely dispersing his feelings of doubt and despair. However, despite his advanced skill and power in the Force, he was only able to lift five of the seven Muntuur stones while in meditation once he passed his seven hundredth year.
Unlike most other Jedi of his era, Master Yoda possessed the knowledge of how to create Jedi holocrons. The diminutive Jedi Master was known to have created at least one holocron through which he discussed various aspects of the Jedi Code. This particular holocron was rescued by Jax Pavan during Vader's attack on the Jedi Temple.
Yoda was also known for being the wisest and smartest Jedi of his time. He was an exceptional strategist, being a great contributor to the highest level of Jedi strategy, and was also an exceptional diplomat comparable with the likes of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Mace Windu. As such, many of the sage's missions during the Clone Wars were diplomatic in nature and he successfully managed to prevent many battles from occuring; though some, as in the case of his missions to Vjun and Rugosa, ultimately descended into battle. Yoda was also a very capable leader, as Mace Windu passed on the mantle of the Master of the Order to him and he also at times lead many attacks during the Clone Wars to victory.
Although Yoda usually had his soldiers handle the piloting, when the situation requires him to personally pilot a ship, he proved to be surprisingly adequately capable, as evidenced when he was forced to travel alone to Dagobah, Yoda was able to single-handedly fly a starfighter without fail, avoiding any damage while piloting it. He even displayed the ability to enhance his piloting skills using the Force to guide him, allowing him to safely reach the planet where the Force Priestesses were when Artoo and the instruments on the ship malfunctioned while in a small, glowing, golden nebula.
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