Togruta Jedi are not an uncommon sight in the galaxy. Togruta are a sentient humanoid species native to the planet Shili in the Expansion Region. The species evolved to exhibit a range of skin and eye coloration as a defensive measure to avoid predators. Two cone-like horns, called Montrals, crown the head of each Togruta. Three lekku (headtrails) extend down from their head as well. Montrals and lekku continue to grow until the individual reach maturity.
Ahsoka Tano is arguably the most famous Togruta Jedi. Let’s explore her life along with the lives of Shaak Ti, Jora Malli and other Togruta Jedi in Star Wars.
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1. Jora Malli, Jedi Master and High Republic era Jedi Council Member
Jedi Master Jora Malli, a Togruta female, serves on the Jedi High Council during the High Republic era. She trains Padawan Reath Silas and later Dez Rydan. A highly motivated individual who prefers to keep busy, Malli prefers helping people out in the galaxy rather than staying in the Jedi Temple. As a result of her hands-on work ethic, she misses many Council votes.
Malli and Padawan Reath Silas pursue a pirate skiff loaded with stolen ore and materials. At the end of the encounter, Malli uses a Jedi mind trick to persuade the pirates to turn themselves in for arrest. After the chase, Malli tells Silas that she has accepted a post as Marshal on the Starlight Beacon and is stepping down from her position on the Jedi Council. The Great Hyperspace disaster, however, changes her plans. She dies during the Battle of Kur while leading the Republic Defense Coalition and Jedi against a division of Nihil raiders.
2. Shaak Ti, Jedi Master and Clone Wars era Jedi Council member
Jedi Master Shaaki Ti, a female Togruta, serves on the Jedi Council during the Clone Wars and the waning years of the Galactic Republic and Jedi Order. Considered one of the wisest members of the Jedi Order, she participates in the Battle of Geonosis and accepts a commission as a Jedi General during the Clone Wars. The Jedi Council selects Ti to oversee the training of the clone forces on the planet Kamino. She empathizes with the clones as people rather while the Kaminoan cloners view clones as products. She also commands the on-world clone garrison.
During the enactment of Order 66, a secret clone protocol to kill the Jedi, Shaak Ti records a message on a Jedi holocron, “Don’t let this be the end of the Jedi.”
At the time of the Seige of the Jedi Temple, Shaak Ti remains at the Temple and meditates onsite. When Darth Vader and the 501st legion find her, she continues to meditate rather than fight. Darth Vader ignites a lightsaber through her back, killing her. Master Yoda experiences a vision of death through the Force.
3. Ahsoka Tano, Clone Wars era Jedi Padawan Turned Resistance Organizer
Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano, a female Togruta, serves the Jedi Order during the Clone Wars. She becomes the Padawan of Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker. She accepts a commission as a Jedi commander, often collaborating with Clone Captain Rex. She becomes a seasoned and experienced fighter, and matures in to a respected leader during the war.
Republic forces detain her after she is framed for the bombing of the Jedi Temple hangar. The Jedi Order subsequently bans her. Although Anakin Skywalker’s sleuthing ultimately uncovers the actual culprit of the crime and clears Tano of any wrongdoing, the damage is done. She declines the Jedi Council’s offer to allow her back in the Jedi Order.
During the enactment of Order 66, she manages to escape, fake her own death, and go into hiding. She goes on to become an early, active and critical member of Bail Organa’s resistance movent, one of the earliest resistance movements opposing the Galactic Empire.
4. Raana Tey, Jedi Master and Padawan Killer
Jedi Master Raana Tey, a Togruta female, serves the Jedi Order and the Galactic Republic during the Old Republic era. Since childhood, she experiences painful and uncontrollable Force vision. Her training helped her manage the experiences. A fierce and aggressive combatant, the Jedi Order rarely sent her on diplomatic missions.
She joins the Jedi Covenant, a secret organization tasked with undertaking missions to prevent the resurgence of the Sith. She takes on Kamlin as her Padawan. A vision of a Sith Lord prompts Tey and four other Covenant members to strike down their own Jedi Padawans during their Knighting ceremony. When Padawan Zayne Carrick survives the ordeal, the Jedi Covenant blame him for the killings.
Tey works to hunt down Carrick, enlisting assistance from old friends and bounty hunters alike. In the meantime, her uncontrollable Force visions return and her sanity declines.
Raana Tey confronts Carrick inside the Jedi Tower on Taris. The pair duel until Shel Jelavan stabs her from behind. The tower explodes, killing Tey in the blast.
5. Ashara Zavros, Jedi Padawan
Jedi Padawan Ashara Zavros, a Togruta female, is born around 3662 BBY during the Old Republic era. During her Jedi training, the Jedi Order tasks her with exorcising the disruptive spirit of Kalatosh Zavros, her great-grandfather. When the Sith Lord Kallig becomes aware of her powerful bloodline, he plots to turn her to dark side to help him defeat his rival Darth Thanaton.
Kallig successfully turns her to the dark side either through tempting her the knowledge of the contents of a Sith holocron or coercing the Padawan to kill a Sith assassin. Although Zavros turns to the dark side and serves her new master, she endeavors to create peace between the Sith and the Jedi. Sensing that she could not trust the Sith, Zavros leaves abandons her allegiance to the Sith Empire as well. She comes to consider both the Jedi and Sith failed orders. She creates her own path traveling the galaxy and feeling most content and useful while helping those in need.
6. Ashla, Jedi Youngling from the Clone Wars era
Jedi youngling Ashla, a female Togruta, trains at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant around the time of the outbreak of the Clone Wars. She is a member of the Bear Clan, a class of Jedi younglings that trains under Jedi Master Yoda. Younglings in the Bear Clan range in age from 4 to 8 years old.
In 22 BBY, Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi interrupts Ashla and her class during a lightsaber training session with Master Yoda. Kenobi asks Yoda about Kamino, a planet missing from the starmap from the Jedi Archives. During the meeting, the Jedi surmise that the planet has been deleted from archives by a member of the Jedi Order.
7. Asaak Dan, Jedi Master during the Legacy Era
Jedi Master Asaak Dan, a male Togruta, serves the Jedi Order during the Legacy era. After the One Sith and Imperial force massacre the Jedi Order on Ossus, Dan and other surviving Jedi flee and operate out of the Hidden Temple on Taivas.
After the assassination of One Sith’s leader, Darth Krayt, the Jedi Council dispatches Dan and four other Jedi Master to discuss a possible alliance among the Jedi Order, Galactic Alliance, and Roan Fel’s Empire-in-exile.
Dan accompanies Imperial Knight Sigel Dare to retrieve Imperial Knight Treis Sinde from the planet Dac. While there Sinde assists the Mon Calamari Rangers in battle again Sith-Imperial forces. After locating Sinde, he refuses to leave. The two Imperial Knights engage is a lightsaber battle. When Dan intervenes, the pair instead turn to him and begin attacking the Jedi Master. Dan eventually convinces Sinde to return with Dare. Dan volunteers to stay behind and assist the Mon Calamari Rangers. Sinde agrees and the two Imperial Knights leave the planet.
While Dan remains on the planet, the Sith Lord Darth Wyyrlok enacts the Final Protocol. The command initiated the unleashing of viral spores into Dac’s oceans to exterminate all life on the planet. Dan assists Mon Calamari Rangers in planet evacuation efforts. Only 20 percent of the planet’s population manage to evacuate.
8. Sumalee, Scoundrel Turned Jedi Master
Sumalee, a Togruta female, ascends to the rank of Jedi Master within the Jedi Order during the Old Republic era. During her younger years Sumalee, Risha Drayen, and Shariss Kartur form a trio of friends known as “The Triple Threat”. The three friends eventually take separate paths, though Sumalee keeps in contact with Kartur. Risha Drayen joins the criminal underworld, Kartur works as an Agent for the Republic Strategic Information Service, while Sumalee trains as Jedi. Despite her Jedi training, she maintains a sarcastic cynical outlook due to her upbringing.
In 3642 BBY, Shariss investigates Voidwolf, a brutal criminal slaver turned Imperial privateer. Her mission goes awry, however, when Imperials kill her Republic escort and she goes into hiding. She ask for Sumalee to extract her. Sumalee, in turn, asks Drayen and a smuggler and Republic privateer known as the Voidhound to extract Kartur. The pair easily extract the Republic Agent and complete the mission, impressing the Jedi Master.
9. Codi Ty, Banned Jedi Padawan from the Clone Wars era
Jedi Padawan Codi Ty, a male Togruta, learns the ways of the Force and serves the Jedi Order during the waning years of the Galactic Republic. Jedi Master B’dard Tone takes on Codi Ty as his Padawan following the Jedi Master’s brutal encounter with cyborg Separatist General Grievous. Grievous had killed Tone’s previous Padawan. The cyborg had also severed the Jedi Master’s arm and disfigured his face.
Without the knowledge or permission of the Jedi Council, Tone, Ty and Jedi Padawan Flyn Kybo plot to hunt down and potentially eliminate General Grievous with three reprogammed battle droids. Grievous easily cuts down the droids. The trio discover and rescue a group of Padawans in the custody of General Grievous. As the group flees, the facility detonates around them. Ty comes to believe the Grievous dies in the blast.
Upon his return to Coruscant, the Jedi Council bans Ty from the Jedi Order for his defiance of the Jedi Council.
10. Vaash Ti, LEGO Jedi Padawan and Relative of Shaak Ti
Born in 31 BBY, Vaash Ti, a Togruta female, trains as a Jedi during the waning years of the Galactic Republic under the guidance of Yoda. A relative of Shaak Ti, Jedi Padawan Vaash Ti appears only in LEGO form in LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles. She wields a blue lightsaber.
11. Jedi Torhaa Phaa, Clone Wars era Jedi
Jedi Torhaa Phaa, a Togruta male, joins the Jedi Order. Around the time of the Clone Wars, Phaa trains in lightsaber combat in the Jedi Temple’s dueling ring. Phaa wields a rare orange-bladed lightsaber with a hilt bearing some resemblance to the Anakin Skywalker lightsaber. He appears in the video game Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures (201) as a non-playable character.
Dynaroth, a Togruta male, trains as a Jedi during the Old Republic era. He ascends to the rank of Jedi Master within the Jedi Order after the resurgence of the Sith Empire. Following the Sacking of Coruscant, the majority of the Jedi relocate to the planet Tython. Dynaroth, an instructor and Jedi Consular, remains on Coruscant where he frequents the Senate Commerce Hall. He helps the individual who becomes the Barsen’thor (Warden of the Order) select their path as a Jedi Shadow or Jedi Sage.
Additional Togruta Jedi
During the High Republic era, a trio of Togruta Jedi named Meya Wuk (Jedi Knight), Flissa Woora (Jedi Master) and Den Harrit (Jedi Knight) fight in an attack on the Path of the Open Hand, an extremist Force cult.
Other Togruta Jedi Include:
“Thundering” Bozwed Old Republic era male Togruta Jedi
Bela Kiwiiks Old Republic era female Togruta Jedi Master
Palla Mazlin Old Republic era Togruta female Jedi
Ralon Nys Old Republic era Togruta male Jedi Knight
Maya Phoenix female Togruta Jedi Academy attendee in the Jedi Academy: A New Class series
Shi-Fara female Togruta Jedi Padawan in the Jedi Academy series
Skohani Ren Old Republic era male Togruta Jedi Master
Zavros family Old Republic era Force-sensitive family
Beyond these Jedi, there are also quite a few Togruta Jedi who appear in Star Wars Canon or Star Wars Legends that are not identified by name.
SEE ALSO List of All Jedi by Species