The Zule Xiss lightsaber is a single-bladed green lightsaber wielded by Jedi Padawan Zule Xiss. Zule Xiss is a Clone Wars era Falleen female Jedi Padawan. After losing her master, Glaive, and one of her arms in battle, Xiss joins the Padawan Pack. The group is comprised of Jedi Padawans whose masters had been killed in battle.
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Zule Xiss Lightsaber in Star Wars Legends
Skilled in lightsaber combat, Zule Xiss wields a green-bladed lightsaber. Despite having no training with blasters, Xiss also uses a blaster rifle in the Battle of Jabiim, relying on instinct to operate the weapon.
Zule Xiss studies the ways of the Force under the guidance of the Jedi Order. Abrasive and at times demeaning to others, Jedi Padawan Xiss changes masters multiple times until the equally abrasive Jedi Master Glaive takes her as his apprentice.
Following the outbreak of the Clone Wars, Glaive serves the Jedi Order and the Republic as a Jedi General. He takes Xiss along on many missions. Early in the war, the Jedi Council dispatches Glaive and Xiss along with Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice Anakin Skywalker to Ohma-D’un, a moon of the planet Naboo. A complement of Republic troops accompany the Jedi.
After fighting off some Confederate battle droids, the group finds that every Gungan from Ohma-D’un are dead. The bounty hunter Durge confronts the Jedi and Republic forces. In the ensuing conflict, Xiss manages to stab Durge, but the bounty survives and calls for droid reinforcements with swamp gas, the substance that had wiped out the Gungans on the moon. Asajj Ventress appears and ambushes Glaive, killing the Jedi Master. Later in the battle, Ventress, which is wielding her two red-bladed lightsabers, slices off Xiss’ left arm. Durge and Ventress are ultimately outnumbered and flee the moon.
Following the skirmish, Xiss gains a cybernetic arm. She joins the Padawan Pack, a group of Padawans who have lost their masters during the Clone Wars. Xiss and the rest of the Padawan Pack fight in the Battle of Jabiim.
During the bloody and contentious battle, the Padawan Pack resolves to stay at Cobalt Station, the final Republic fortitude on the planet, in order to buy Republic forces time to escape. Faced with almost certain death, Xiss becomes increasingly aggressive in combat and fires a blaster rifle at her adversaries. Her fellow Padawans become increasing worried that she is falling to the dark side. As Xiss prepares to execute an enemy combatant, a nearby AT-AT topples after suffering heavy fire. The vehicle ultimately crushes and kills both the Jedi Padawan and her adversary alike.
Behind the Scenes
The Zule Xiss lightsaber first appears in Star Wars Republic 54: The New Face of War, Part 1 (2003).
COVER IMAGE CREDIT Lucasfilm/Dark Horse Comics
Image depicts Jedi Padawan Zule Xiss and her green-bladed lightsaber
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