The Olana Chion lightsaber is a single-bladed Jedi lightsaber wielded by Jedi Knight Olana Chion. Olana Chion is a Clone Wars era human female Jedi Knight. She serves the Jedi Order during the waning years of the Republic. The Olana Chion lightsaber, a clan saber, features a somewhat generic design similar to other lightsabers of the era.
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O-Lana is born on the isolated Outer Rim planet Kegan. Despite the Force potential of the girl, the oppressive leaders on the planet refuse to allow her to leave with a group of Jedi. They send her to prison-like complex where the inhabitants are fed anti-Republic propaganda. The Jedi help her escape and shut down the compound. She goes with them and begins Jedi training at a young age.
O-Lana studies the ways of the Force at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. She takes on the name Olana Chion. She hope that Obi-Wan Kenobi, one of her rescuers from Kegan, will take select her as his apprentice when she is old enough. When she learns Kenobi had taken on the much young Anakin Skywalker as his apprentice, Chion is disappointed and becomes jealous of Skywalker. In 32 BBY, however, Chion is excited to learn that Jedi Master Avan Post has selected her as his apprentice.
Avan Post is tragically killed during the first year of the Clone Wars in 22 BBY. Since Olana Chion has completed most of her Jedi training, the Jedi Order promotes her to Jedi Knight. Uneasy with warfare, she help coordinate war efforts behind the scenes including evacuating millions of individuals endangered and displaced by the war. Throughout the Clone Wars, Chions dislike of Anakin Skywalker and distrust of his intentions continues to grow.
When Palpatine enacts Order 66 at the end of the war, Olana Chion is at the Jedi Temple on Courscant. She tries to save as many younglings as possible. She is presumed to have died at the Temple, although her body was never identified.
Behind the Scenes
The Olana Chion lightsaber first appears in the movie Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005). Author Jude Watson created the character for the young reader novel Jedi Apprentice: The Fight For Truth (2000). The Olana Chion character was later retconned as one of the background Jedi in Revenge of the Sith.
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Image depicts Jedi Knight Olana Chion wearing her lightsaber on her belt
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