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Saesee Tiin
Biographical information



19 BBY (16), Coruscant[2]

Physical description





1.88 meters[1]

Hair color


Eye color


Chronological and political information

Rise of the Empire era

Known masters

Omo Bouri[3]

"I'm hard-headed. It is my greatest strength. And my strength has never failed me."
―Saesee Tiin

Saesee Tiin was a male Iktotchi Jedi Master and Jedi Council member. Tiin served as a General in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. He was a renowned Jedi ace.



An Iktotchi from Iktotch, the moon of Iktotchon, Saesee's toughened skin and blunt features were a result of his species' evolution to cope with the battering winds of their homeworld. Saesee also shared his species' natural telepathic ability.

Jedi Master Saesee Tiin.

At an early age, Saesee's family realized that he had more than normal awareness and that he must have Force abilities. Before he was sent to Coruscant to be tested by the Jedi, however, Saesee Tiin had already become a pilot of higher-than-average ability. Piloting craft through the turbulent atmosphere of Iktotch, Saesee learned how to react to every twist and turn of the winds, to keep his craft stable. Saesee's flying practice also helped to hone his Force abilities.

By the time he arrived at the Jedi Temple, he was already adept at channeling his Force connection. As he progressed in the Order, he was acknowledged as having one of the strongest Force abilities of all the Jedi. He was trained by the renowned Wol Cabasshite Master Omo Bouri. Bouri was responsible in part for Tiin's serious demeanor and extreme devotion to the Jedi. When Omo was lost on an ill-fated mission, it only served to make Saesee Tiin dedicate himself even more completely to the Jedi Order.

Despite the importance of Tiin's master in his development, the Iktotchi Jedi accepted no Padawan of his own, making him one of the few Jedi promoted to master without having done so.

Over the course of his distinguished career, Saesee fought in many battles and proved his worth both in the field and as an advisor within the Jedi Council. As early as 44 BBY, Tiin had joined the Jedi Council as a long-term member. It seemed the death of his master, Omo Bouri, who would later visit him as a Force ghost, had deeply affected Tiin. Shortly after his election to the Council, Saesee took part in the Stark Hyperspace War—a dangerous conflict in the Outer Rim Territories. A Jedi team had been sent to settle the dispute, but had been caught up in the fighting. With his telepathic abilities, Saesee was able to channel the Force of the rest of the Council and so communicate with the away team over vast distances. When it came to be a fighter attack against Iaco Stark's forces, Saesee, with his astonishing flying skills and firm leadership, was an obvious choice to command the fighter squadron. He led Red and Blue Squadrons to victory in the Fifth Battle of Qotile.

"He talks more to that starship than he does to me."
―Adi Gallia
The Sharp Spiral, Saesee Tiin's personal starfighter, over Coruscant.

On numerous occasions, Master Tiin's flying skills saved the lives of his fellow Jedi. During the highly dangerous mission to Yinchorr, Saesee was the pilot of one of the Republic cruisers delivering Mace Windu, Qui-Gon Jinn, and Obi-Wan Kenobi to the trouble spot. On arrival at their destination, the Jedi were ambushed by Yinchorri fighters. The Republic cruisers were unarmed and so Saesee was forced to take evasive action. However, his ship was caught between the planet and the ambushers. Saesee flew directly at the planet and then engaged the hyperdrive engine for a split second, which took them to the other side of the planet. It was a highly dangerous maneuver, and one that only a pilot with the skills of Saesee could have performed successfully. On the same mission, Saesee also demonstrated his skill and bravery in ground combat. In the middle of battle with the Yinchorri, Saesee single-handedly defeated a battle tank with just a lightsaber.

Of all of Saesee's epic acts of bravery and skill, none surpassed those he achieved in his own specialized starfighter, Sharp Spiral. Saesee had been awarded the SoroSuub Cutlass-9 patrol fighter by a group of grateful Duros diplomats after the Jedi had saved them from space pirates. Due to his skills as a pilot, Saesee was permitted to keep the gift and immediately set about modifying it. The already superb performance of the ship was improved to levels that matched Saesee's skills. He saw about the removal of electronic sensor systems and map systems, since these have little use to one attuned to the Force. With the removal of these systems, it made the SoroSuub even more nimble than it was, making it a very formidable dogfighting starship.

It was in Sharp Spiral that Master Tiin, performed one of his most famous deeds. For some years, Saesee had established close links with a group of independent conscience-fighters called Sons and Daughters of Freedom. The group fought for the cause of liberty and were usually allies of the Republic. However, when a faction within the Freedom's Sons became corrupt, Saesee set out to apprehend them. It was an unbalanced fight—Saesee in Sharp Spiral and the rogue Freedom's Sons in three battleships. Despite outgunning Saesee many times over, the renegades could not land a single shot on Sharp Spiral. With cool calm, Saesee went about destroying the shields, engines, and weapons systems of all three ships. He then left the ships stranded for the Republic forces to pick up.

Saesee kept his place on the Council, although with typical humility he always expressed surprise at his position. Although he was often silent, the advice he did offer was valued for its directness and foresight. In 32 BBY, over ten years after the Stark Hyperspace War, Saesee was on the Council in the run-up to the Invasion of Naboo. He was one of the Jedi team sent to the planet Asmeru to investigate an attempted assassination of Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum. There, armed with his lightsaber, Saesee defended his fellow Jedi from the Nebula Front militia. He was present on the Council when Qui-Gon Jinn presented Anakin Skywalker to the Council. He supported the decision to allow Anakin Skywalker into the Jedi Order.

Tiin investigates the Scimitar.

Saesee took interest in the young Skywalker's abilities as a mechanic. He traveled to Naboo for the funeral of Qui-Gon Jinn and took the lead in investigating Darth Maul's Sith Infiltrator discovered there. Tiin, along with Skywalker, had the ability to astrogate hyperspace without the need of a navigation computer.

Prior to the Battle of Geonosis, Master Tiin helped Adi Gallia flight-test a Delta-7 Aethersprite prototype over Coruscant. Thanks to this trial, Saesee Tiin made several modifications to the starfighters for increased performance. He participated in the Battle of Geonosis in 22 BBY, where he took part in the rescue attempt of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Senator Padmé Amidala in the execution arena, and was one of the few survivors of the task force. When Yoda arrived with the Grand Army of the Republic, Saesee followed Luminara Unduli onto a Republic gunship with fellow Jedi Roth-Del Masona and Shaak Ti. After being dropped off, he took off in his starfighter, Sharp Spiral, to aid Adi Gallia in the battle above Geonosis. He was mistakenly reported killed in the conflict—this error was later attributed to the confusion of wartime journalism.


Clone Wars

"I can fly anything..."
―Saesee Tiin to Na-Jia

As the Clone Wars spread, Tiin and many of his fellow Jedi took the mantle of Jedi General, commanding both ground and air/space forces. While skilled, Tiin was not without the occasional injury—a low-altitude ejection from Sharp Spiral led to a broken horn. His horn having quickly regrown, Tiin leapt back into action in the war. His starfighter was replaced with one of the first new Eta-2 Actis-class interceptors, a product of his encouraging Skywalker's customizations on Azure Angel and Azure Angel II.

Saesee Tiin during the Battle of Coruscant.

When the war spread to his homeworld, he fought alongside Mace Windu to defeat the Separatist Droid Army and a prototype B3 ultra battle droid.[4] The pair continued to work together to infiltrate the Rig and, with the assistance of Kit Fisto and Agen Kolar, ended Crimson Nova's attacks on Jedi.

He also participated in the Battle of Gwori, fighting along with Master Plo Koon and Ahsoka Tano.

Another notable mission for Tiin was the sabotage of an advanced Separatist droid factory on the icy world of Diado.

Tiin preferred to fight the war with few restrictions, which saw him appointed as the Council's liaison to Freedom's Sons and a defender of the unorthodox methods and tactics of Jedi like Skywalker and Quinlan Vos. At the Battle of Boz Pity, Tiin commanded Gold Squadron. He was later given command of the Republic fleet sent to Rendili to prevent the transfer of their fleet of Dreadnaughts. His mission complete, Tiin returned to Coruscant and was assigned command of the Venator-class Star Destroyer Impavid.

Battle of Coruscant

"The Dark Lord has revealed himself, and we dare not hesitate. Think not of if, Master Fisto; this duty has fallen to us. We will suffice."
―Tiin prepares to face Palpatine
Saesee Tiin's death at the hands of Darth Sidious.

During the Battle of Coruscant, Tiin took to his green Eta-2 and led a squadron of ARC-170 starfighters into the orbital battle between the Republic's Open Circle Fleet and the Confederacy's navy, led by the feared droid leader General Grievous. When a Providence-class carrier/destroyer collided with Impavid during a hyperspace exit, he landed in the dying Star Destroyer and led its stranded Jet troopers to take an enemy cruiser, the Prosperous. With a specialized space suit and his green lightsaber, Tiin jumped out of the lower rear hangar with his clone troopers, and landed on the Confederate cruiser. Tiin cut through the floor of the ship's landing bay, allowing him and his forces to enter the interior of the ship, eliminate its minor crew and take control.[5]

Upon the death of Grievous on Utapau at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Tiin along with Kit Fisto and Agen Kolar was selected to accompany Mace Windu to the Chancellor's office in an attempt to get Palpatine to relinquish his security powers. On the way, the four Jedi Masters were informed by Anakin Skywalker that Palpatine was in fact Darth Sidious. In the Jedi's subsequent attempt to arrest Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, the Jedi were caught off guard by the Sith Lord's vicious attack. With Kolar being the Sith's first Jedi victim, Tiin was the next to fall, slashed open at the chest by Sidious's lightsaber. Soon afterwards, Kit Fisto was killed by the Sith Lord and, after an intense fight and the intervention of Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu also fell. These deaths marked the beginning of the Great Jedi Purge.

Powers and abilities

Saesee Tiin's lightsaber

Saesee Tiin was trained as a Jedi Guardian and was a talented Jedi, considered one of the finest in the Order. Mace Windu personally chose him to help arrest the Sith Lord Chancellor Palpatine. Tiin carried a violet and later green, lightsaber and used it with considerable skill. However his abilities with a lightsaber were no match for the deadly skill of Darth Sidious.

In addition to being a skilled warrior, Tiin was also believed to be the greatest pilot in the Jedi Order after Anakin Skywalker. Tiin's Iktotchi heritage granted him strong telepathic abilities such as the ability to read minds, and he relied on the Force to instinctively astrogate his way through lightspeed, having no need of a nav computer. However, Master Tiin had the skill to carry out space navigation calculations involving the simple data provided by a nav computer. He had a keen eye for flight technology.

Behind the scenes

Early concept art for Saesee Tiin.

In the novelization of Revenge of the Sith, Tiin was the first victim in the duel instead of Agen Kolar. Palpatine, pretending to be in a panic over the threat of his arrest, asked Master Tiin: "Master Tiin, you're the telepath. Tell me what I'm thinking right now." Saesee was trying to read Palpatine's mind, and Palpatine caught him off guard and beheaded him. George Lucas considered this type of death too violent for the movie, and therefore changed it.


Saesee Tiin was portrayed by a number of actors: He is portrayed by Khan Bonfils in The Phantom Menace, Jesse Jensen in Attack of the Clones, brother of Zac Jensen, the actor who played Kit Fisto in the same movie, Kenji Oates in Revenge of the Sith, voice-actors Joe Paulino in the games Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter and by T. C. Carson in Star Wars: Clone Wars who also played Mace Windu.


Saessee Tiin's Actis interceptor.
  • The Sith in the Shadow (Ambiguously canonical source)
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Uncertain Path (Mentioned only)
  • "Children of the Force" - Star Wars Tales 13
  • "Yaddle's Tale: The One Below" - Star Wars Tales 5
  • Jedi Council: Acts of War
  • Cloak of Deception
  • Star Wars: Obi-Wan
  • Episode I Adventures 1: Search for the Lost Jedi
  • Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (First appearance)
  • Episode I: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Star Wars Republic: Emissaries to Malastare
  • Star Wars Republic: Infinity's End
  • Star Wars Republic: The Hunt for Aurra Sing
  • Star Wars Republic: Darkness
  • Star Wars Republic: The Stark Hyperspace War (Appears in flashback(s))
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  • Jedi Apprentice Special Edition: The Followers
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  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
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  • Machines of War
  • The Lesson
  • The Clone Wars: Wild Space
  • Star Wars Republic 53: Blast Radius
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 1"
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars PhotoComic
  • Heavy Metal Jedi
  • Hide in Plain Sight (Mentioned only)
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  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 21"
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Notes and references

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Saesee Tiin
Biographical information


Physical description





1.88 meters

Hair color


Eye color


Chronological and political information
Known masters

Omo Bouri

Saesee Tiin was an Iktotchi Jedi Master who served on the Jedi High Council during the invasion of Naboo in 19 BBY. He was one of the many council members arguing whether to investigate cloning activites on Kamino or not. The topic was put on hold when Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi informed the council that the Sith returned out of hiding. Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon then asked permission from the council for them to train a farmboy from Utapau named Annikin Starkiller, who was believed to have a high count of Midi-Chlorians and to be The Chosen One. The council requested for Starkiller to be tested.


This article uses material from the "Saesee Tiin" article on the Star Wars Fanon wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

Saesee Tiin is an alien in Star Wars.
I'm taking this ring to the fires of Mount Doom.

Saesee Tiin is a Jedi Master. He flies his customized starfighter to his homeworld as the planet is besieged by General Grievous' Separatist forces. Tiin soon blasts the enemy vessels in orbit into retreat. Landing on the planet, he converts his fighter into a robotic Jedi warrior, in hopes of striking down the army of Battle Droids that have landed on his homeworld's surface. [1]

Wonder what happened to him after that...



Star Wars Transformers

  • Saesee Tiin Starfighter (2007)
Saesee Tiin transforms into a Jedi Starfighter fitted with a hyperdrive ring. The two booster engines on the ring have spring-loaded missile launchers, which fire the figure's twin lightsabers. In contrast to the Jedi Starfighter design shown in the shared mold for Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, this vehicle is meant to represent an earlier model in use before the Clone Wars.


  1. Star Wars Transformer Saesee Tiin Episode 2 Starfighter package

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