The Sha Koon lightsaber is a single-bladed green lightsaber wielded by Jedi Knight Sha Koon. Sha Koon is a Rise of the Empire era Kel Dor female Jedi Knight. She is the niece of Jedi Council member Plo Koon. Darth Vader kills Sha Koon in a lightsaber duel.
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Sha Koon is born into the Koon family on the planet Dorin. Sometime during her childhood, her uncle Plo Koon, with whom she shares a deep telepathic bond, takes her to Jedi Temple on Coruscant. She trains as a Jedi. Jedi Master Saldith selects her as his Padawan.
In 44 BBY, Plo Koon and several other Jedi go on a diplomatic mission to resolve the Stark Hyperspace War. The close telepathic bond between Plo Koon and Sha Koon enables him to communicate with the Jedi Council from afar through Sha Koon. After Plo Koon communicates with Jedi Council through Sha Koon, the Jedi Council decides to send a Jedi strike team to help. The critical decision ultimately helps resolve the Star Hyperspace War.
Sha Koon ascends to the rank of Jedi Knight. She takes on Baylis Archan as her Padawan. During the Clone Wars, Sha Koon and Baylis Archan undertake several missions. In 22 BBY, Koon and Archan fight against the Separatists in the Battle of Giju. Archan and all of the clone troopers under Koon’s command are killed in the battle. Koon manages to survive and return to Coruscant to treat her injuries. Following her experience at Giju, she refuses to return the war.
Sha Koon pores the Jedi Archives, searching for any leads on the alleged Sith Lord in control of the Galactic Senate. Following the enactment of Order 66, she feels the death of her uncle Plo Koon through Force. She falls unconscious. When she comes to, she witnesses 501st Legion clone troopers attacking the Jedi Temple. She ignites her lightsaber and deflects blaster bolt attacks from several troopers. She also sees Anakin Skywalker kill Jedi librarian Jocasta Nu. Feeling his emotions, Sha Koon realizes Skywalker has fallen to the dark side.
She flees the Jedi Temple through secret passageways and finds her way to the Coruscant underworld. She plots to weaken the Sith Lord Emperor Palpatine, the enactor of Order 66 and the Great Jedi Purge, by defeating his apprentice Darth Vader.
In 19 BBY, Darth Vader confronts Sha Koon in the underlevels of the Jedi Temple. Koon is suprised to realize the individual under Vader’s mask is Anakin Skywalker. Koon and Vader eventually engage in a lightsaber duel. Vader claims that she is the last Jedi alive to oppose the Sith. His assertion makes her even more determined to defeat him.
She slashes Vader in the chest with her lightsaber. Vader Force chokes her and impales her with his red-bladed lightsaber. As she is dying, Sha Koon experiences a Force vision of Vader killing the Emperor and redeeming himself and of Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa rebuilding the Jedi Order. Koon dies in peace.
Behind the Scenes
The Sha Koon lightsaber first appears in the comic book Star Wars: Purge: Seconds to Die (2009). The character Sha Koon first appears in the comic book Star Wars 39: The Stark Hyperspace War, Part 4 (2002).
The Sha Koon lightsaber is a clan saber with a similar design to the Plo Koon lightsaber.
COVER IMAGE CREDIT Dark Horse Comics
Image depicts Jedi Sha Koon wielding her green-bladed lightsaber
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