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Adi Gallia
Biographical information
Homeworld

Coruscant[1]

Died

20 BBY (15)[2], Boz Pity

Physical description
Species

Human[1]

Gender

Female[1]

Height

1.84 meters[1]

Eye color

Blue

Skin color

Brown

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

Affiliation
Known apprentices

Siri Tachi

"Adi Gallia of Corellia—Jedi Master and Chief Negotiator for this treaty. My parents longed for a settlement between your government and the rebels. I've come to finish their work."
―Adi Gallia

Adi Gallia was a female Human Jedi Master during the twilight years of the Galactic Republic. Gallia was a respected member of the Jedi High Council, who served on that august body in the years leading up to the Clone Wars, as well as some time into that devastating conflict. Though the daughter of Corellian parents, Master Gallia was notable for wearing a traditional Tholoth headdress, suggesting she had ancestors from the planet Tholoth.

As a revered Jedi Master of the High Council, Gallia was naturally an exceptionally skilled member of the Order, who completed several notable assignments during her service to the galaxy. Adi was a key player in the Stark Hyperspace War and served as the chief negotiator during talks aimed at mending ties between warring factions on Malastare. Gallia also participated in the opening battle of the Clone Wars, where her actions saved countless lives.

Despite her undoubted skill, Master Gallia eventually fell to the blade of the feared Separatist General Grievous, during the Battle of Boz Pity, after the treacherous cyborg surprised the Jedi Master by revealing an extra pair of hidden limbs, using the shock it caused Gallia to stab her through the torso with his lightsabers.

Contents

Biography

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Early life

"Better a few faithful supporters than a wealth of false friends."
―Adi Gallia
Adi and her apprentice, Siri Tachi

Born more than six decades before the Battle of Yavin, on Coruscant, to diplomats from Corellia, Gallia first had experience with the Jedi when her parents went to negotiations at Lannik. While there, the Red Iaro launched an attack. Adi's life was saved by Lannik Jedi Even Piell. Gallia felt a debt of gratitude to the diminutive Jedi, and it inspired her to become a Jedi herself, after it was discovered she was Force-sensitive.

Eventually, Adi earned a seat on the Jedi Council by 42 BBY. She was the first to hear of the Trade Federation's suspicious movements in the outlying regions through her carefully cultivated network of contacts. Having close ties to Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum, she informed him of her findings, and Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi were sent to deal with the blockade around Naboo.

Jedi missions

As a Council member, Adi Gallia succeeded in many assignments, including those undertaken during the Stark Hyperspace War. Adi and her Padawan Siri Tachi went on many missions with Adi's close friend Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi. On their first mission together, the two pairs of Jedi traveled to the world of Kegan where they were tasked to recover a Force-sensitive baby girl. Though they initially received difficulty, Adi and Qui-Gon, along with their apprentices, managed to pull off the mission. Gallia and Siri would then team up with Obi-Wan to rescue Qui-Gon when the Jedi Master was captured by the insane scientist Jenna Zan Arbor.

Adi Gallia, prior to the start of the Clone Wars

On one of their last missions together before Qui-Gon's death, they had to protect a boy named Talesan Fry who had overheard a plot against twenty senators. The Jedi succeeded and saved Fry, but during the mission Siri and Obi-Wan fell in love, despite the Jedi Code that forbade attachments. Adi did not realize this, but Qui-Gon did. He, however, decided not to tell her.[3]

Emissaries to Malastare

After the Battle of Naboo, Adi Gallia traveled with fellow Council members Mace Windu, Even Piell, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Plo Koon, Yaddle, and Ki-Adi-Mundi's Padawan A'Sharad Hett to Malastare to supervise a peace treaty between warring factions. Upon arriving at the meeting between the Lannik Prince R'cardo Sooflie IX and the Red Iaro, R'cardo enraged Adi, who declared that she was here to finish her parents' work. After the first part of the negotiations finished the Jedi were offered a lift to their quarters by the Lannik advisor Hutar Zash. They were betrayed by Hurtar and the Lannik bodyguards attempted to kill all the Jedi. Even Piell sliced the speeder in half causing himself, Adi, and Mace Windu to fall into a podrace below. They were rescued by the other Jedi and speculated that the Red Iaro were going to kill the Prince and hurried to his building. However, when they arrived the terrorists had set Akk dogs on R'cardo. Gallia was attacked by one but was saved by Yaddle who stabbed the beast in the eye. Mace Windu befriended the other through the force and brought the negotiations to an end, but succeeding in the mission.[4]

The hunt for Aurra Sing

In 30 BBY, Adi Gallia was sent with Ki-Adi-Mundi and A'Sharad Hett to track down the deadly bounty hunter Aurra Sing, an infamous killer of many Jedi. Piloting a Consular-class space cruiser, they eventually found her in the Kamdon system. They were nearly killed in a space battle with the assassin, but were able to eject in an escape pod.

The three Jedi were taken in by a nearby Quarren ship, which Senator Tikkes was onboard. The ship landed on a planet in the Kamdon system, following Aurra Sing. Tikkes's scientists investigated the planet, most getting caught up in rope traps or mines. They spotted An'ya Kuro and, assuming she was the one behind it, shot her. With that, Aurra Sing appeared on her speeder bike.

Tikkes ordered his men to kill her, but, after blocking some blaster bolts with her lightsaber, Adi called upon the Force to throw a large bolder at Sing. Ki-Adi, unsure that Sing was dead, sent Adi Gallia to reassure. Just as Ki had suspected, Sing survived, and escaped. As Adi was searching around, she found a case, and decided the case probably belonged to Sing and was of great importance to her. So she decided to open the case and discovered that the stories were true, Sing had killed Jedi and realized that she was heading for Senator Tikkes, and Padawan Hett was the only one standing in her way. Adi started to head to Tikkes ship, but in doing so, stepped on one of Sing's planted mines. Gallia survived, and Aurra Sing was defeated by A'Sharad, though she managed to escape once again.[5]

Clone Wars

Early stages of the war

Adi Gallia as a Council member during the Clone Wars

Just before the Battle of Geonosis, Adi was to test a new Jedi starship, Delta-7 Aethersprite. During the training exercises, she was sent to help a Feeorin called Nym in the Karthakk system. During these missions, Gallia helped destroy the Hex factory producing the deadly trihexalon poison for Cavik Toth. With the assistance of her former apprentice Siri Tachi, she also destroyed Toth's Hex equipped fleet before it could reach Geonosis. Undoubtedly, Gallia's actions prevented the death of many clone troopers and Jedi. Also, Adi Gallia helped provide air cover for Republic ships descending to Geonosis. Her next mission was with Siri Tachi, A'Sharad Hett, and other members of a Jedi strike team sent to rescue Obi-Wan Kenobi, his apprentice Anakin Skywalker and Senator Padmé Amidala from the Separatist leaders. They participated in the air assault and succeeded. That was the beginning of the Clone Wars.[6] During the war, Gallia engaged Separatist forces on the planet of Agamar.[7]

Adi Gallia continued her service to the Jedi Council and the Republic during the Clone Wars. She met for many council meetings including the meeting where the council discussed what their plan was for destroying General Grievous. Adi suggested that the council promote more Padawans to Jedi Knights. The council agreed to her idea. With Ki-Adi-Mundi, Anakin Skywalker, and Plo Koon, she helped save Obi-Wan Kenobi and the ARC trooper Alpha-17 from their refuge after escaping the clutches of Asajj Ventress. Adi led the Republic forces to victory during the Battle of Agamar.

Rescuing a Master

Adi Gallia in the Clone Wars

At some point during the war, General Grievous had captured Master Eeth Koth. Grievous, proud of his capture of Master Koth, sent a message to the Jedi Council daring the Jedi to find their comrade, and Adi, along with Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, volunteered to lead the rescue mission. After Obi-Wan discovered and interpreted a hidden signal revealing Koth's position that the captured Council Member had left, the three Jedi discovered that Koth was being held on Saleucami. Gallia was initially confused on whether or not it was an accurate report, given that Republic Intelligence had not specified the planet as one controlled by Grievous.

However, Republic Intelligence proved inaccurate and the three Jedi led Republic forces to the planet where they engaged Grievous's fleet in battle. The objective- capture Grievous and save Eeth Koth. As Kenobi lured Grievous onto his vessel over Saleucami, Gallia and Skywalker rushed the bridge of Grievous' flagship, confronting a host of commando droids. Despite the droids' best attempts to halt the two Jedi, Koth was successfully freed.

Gallia and Skywalker defend themselves against commando droids.

Later on in the skirmish, as Koth was being escorted back to a Republic vessel, Kenobi reported that Grievous had defeated him and escaped. Gallia left Skywalker and Koth in order to find and help Kenobi flank Grievous and capture him once and for all. Meanwhile Kenobi was engaging Grievous. Grievous managed to get the upper hand but became unsuccessful and fell into a docking tube. Kenobi managed to get a grip and was about to be killed by Grievous but Gallia then arrived and engaged Grievous in a fierce battle. The fight stopped short though due to the distraction of the docking tube being ruptured, allowing Grievous to flee to an escape pod and, from there, the surface of the planet.

Battle of Boz Pity

"You'd better hope they gave you deflector shields."
―Adi Gallia to General Grievous before attacking
Adi Gallia is struck down by General Grievous on Boz Pity.

After Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker discovered the survival of Asajj Ventress and the location of a Separatist base on Boz Pity, Mace Windu dispatched a group of Jedi led by himself to capture multiple key Separatist leaders- and Adi Gallia was selected as a member of the team. During the Battle of Boz Pity, Adi confronted General Grievous again while directing her troops as a General alongside Mace Windu.

Gallia engaged Grievous in combat, but the cyborg general used his extra arms to surprise the Jedi Master. He grabbed her neck, then plunged two lightsabers into her chest before dropping her lifeless body to the ground.

Legacy

Mace Windu witnessed Gallia's murder and attempted to avenge her, though Grievous managed to escape before he was eventually hunted down and killed by Adi's old friend, Obi-Wan. Her place on the council was filled by her niece, Stass Allie[2], until the execution of Order 66 in 19 BBY where she was murdered on Saleucami.

In honor of his fallen friend, the pirate Nym named a volcano on the planet of Lok, Adi's Rest.

Powers and abilities

As a skilled pilot, Adi Gallia was among those who tested the new Delta-7 Aethersprite-class light interceptor and flew air support above Geonosis at the start of the Clone Wars. While on missions for the Jedi Council, Gallia went under the callsign "Shooting Star".

Adi Gallia concept art for Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter

Gallia was also a very skilled warrior with her blue lightsaber, which she wielded with an unorthodox reverse one-handed grip, resulting in long, wide swings. She was a practitioner of the rarely used Shien style of lightsaber combat, holding her lightsaber horizontally. She also used her lightsaber in the standard grip, using the standard grip in her mission to rescue Eeth Koth.

Her skills as a Jedi were excellent, but her greatest attributes were her intuition and research skills. She was the daughter of a high ranking Corellian diplomat, which gave her a good understanding of the complexities of the Republic's politics.

Behind the scenes

In The Phantom Menace Adi Gallia is played by the model Gin Clarke, who was made famous for her French work. "Gallia" is the Latin name for France. Though she did not return to film Attack of the Clones, she is credited for appearing in the Jedi Council scene, which recycled footage from Episode I. She was replaced by Lily Nyamwasa for other scenes, but this eventually became the character Stass Allie. Adi Gallia was voiced by Masasa in the games Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter. In Jedi Power Battles, she was voiced by Nancy Giles. In Star Wars: Clone Wars she was voiced by Grey DeLisle, but was mistakenly credited as her cousin, Stass Allie; Angelique Perrin lent her voice to Gallia for the 2009 series.

In Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles and Star Wars Republic: Emissaries to Malastare, Adi Gallia has a crimson lightsaber, as does her Episode I action figure. It could therefore be assumed that around the time of The Phantom Menace, Adi was using a crimson lightsaber. Other sources that take place in different time periods suggest that at other times, Adi used orange and blue lightsabers.

The New Essential Guide to Characters mistakenly identifies Adi as near-Human.

Adi Gallia's appearance in "The Clone Wars" was first rumored when a computerized Clone Wars style head bust of Adi was seen in a behind the scenes look of the show by ABC's Good Morning America. The bust can be seen siting on the desk next to a model of Ahsoka Tano. [8]

Appearances

  • Yaddle's Tale: The One Below
  • The Sith in the Shadow (Ambiguously canonical source)
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Fight for Truth
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Dangerous Rescue
  • Jedi Council: Acts of War
  • Cloak of Deception
  • Episode I Adventures 1: Search for the Lost Jedi
  • Episode I Adventures 2: The Bartokk Assassins (Mentioned only)
  • Episode I Adventures 3: The Fury of Darth Maul
  • Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter
  • Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles
  • Star Wars: Obi-Wan
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode I: I Am a Jedi (Non-canonical appearance)
  • Star Wars Republic: Emissaries to Malastare
  • Star Wars Republic: The Hunt for Aurra Sing
  • Star Wars Republic: Darkness
  • Star Wars Republic: The Stark Hyperspace War
  • Star Wars Republic 41: The Devaronian Version, Part 2 (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Star Wars Republic: Rite of Passage
  • Jedi Quest: Path to Truth
  • Jedi Quest comic
  • Star Wars: Zam Wesell
  • Starfighter: Crossbones
  • Jedi Quest: The Master of Disguise
  • Jedi Quest: The Final Showdown
  • '' New Jedi Starfighter UnveiledHoloNet News Vol. 531 47
  • Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars Republic 50: The Defense of Kamino (Mentioned only)
  • The Clone Wars: Wild Space
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Grievous Intrigue"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Deserter" (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Jedi: Aayla Secura (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Star Wars Republic 61: Dead Ends
  • Star Wars Republic 62: No Man's Land
  • Star Wars: General Grievous
  • Secrets of the Jedi
  • Jedi Trial
  • Clone Wars Chapter 21
  • Star Wars: Obsession
  • The Last of the Jedi: The Desperate Mission (Mentioned only)
  • Millennium Falcon (Mentioned only)

Sources

Adi Gallia in Jedi Power Battles

Notes and references

Wookieepedia has a collection of images related to Adi Gallia.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3  Adi Gallia in the Databank
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Obsession
  3. Secrets of the Jedi
  4. Star Wars Republic: Emissaries to Malastare
  5. Star Wars Republic: The Hunt for Aurra Sing
  6. Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter
  7. The Clone Wars: Wild Space
  8. http://www.majhost.com/gallery/Refuteku/Special/stass_allie.jpg

See also


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