Shaak was born Force-sensitive on the planet Shili. At a very young age, she was discovered by the Jedi Order and brought to the Coruscant Jedi Temple to be trained as a Jedi. She eventually obtained the rank of Jedi Master, becoming a member of the Jedi High Council and becoming one of the finest Jedi that the Jedi Order has ever had.
Shortly after the Clone Wars had begun, Shaak became a Jedi General, early in the war, Shaak was assigned to the watery world of Kamino, in order to oversee the production and training of new Clone Troopers throughout the war.
By the end of the Clone Wars, Anakin Skywalker, now the ruthless Sith Lord Darth Vader, led a legion of five hundred and one clone troopers and attacked the Coruscant Jedi Temple, during the attack on the Coruscant Jedi Temple, Shaak was in a meditation state at the time, leaving her vulnerable to attack and preventing her from assisting her Jedi comrades; as she meditated during the attack, Shaak was impaled and killed by Vader's blue-bladed lightsaber.
Shaak's nature was sometimes different from her kind, as she was highly independent and preferred to operate alone. She was sometimes viewed as cold and unfeeling; something that was not helped by her naturally pointed teeth which, when bared, appeared as a sinister snarl, naturally patterned to blend into the wilds of Shil. However, in truth, Shaak was a kind, caring, and compassionate person who had a good sense of humour.
As a Jedi, Shaak was intelligent and wise, however, despite this, like most Jedi Masters, she was somewhat arrogant, self-righteous and short-sighted, as she sometimes had a habit of underestimating the younger generation of Jedi, like Anakin Skywalker (incorrectly) believing he was not ready to become a Jedi Knight, on the matter if Anakin should become a Jedi Knight or not, she was in the minority when she voiced doubt in the young Jedi's nature and his readiness to be a Jedi Knight. She was thus overruled by the other Jedi High Council members, though she held close to her opinion; although Shaak would later be proven to be right about the change on Anakin readiness to be a Jedi Knight; due to him becoming Darth Vader.
Shaak had a slender, fit body with vermillion skin, white lekku with navy stripes, black eyes, lavender lips, white patches around both her eyes and forehead. She usually wears a dark brown Jedi robes, a long pleated light brown-later terracotta skirt with a simple black top and brown lower-arm cuffs or gauntlets, adorned with a silver-later gold Akul tooth headdress, and brown, sometimes black, field boots.
Powers and Abilities
- Power of the Force: Shaak was extremely powerful and had a very strong connection to the Force. Shaak was one of the most powerful Force-users of her time.
- Telekinesis: Shaak utilized Telekinesis for combative and utilitarian purposes.
- Taming Beasts: Shaak utilized Taming Beasts to control the minds of other animals.
- Master Lightsaber Duelist: Shaak was a highly skilled lightsaber duelist, as she was one of the deadliest lightsaber duelists of her time. She was also a worthy unarmed and improvisational combatant, capable of using weapons from her surroundings to her advantage. Shaak was a master of all forms of lightsaber combat.
- Form I: Shaak was extremely skilled in Shii-Cho.
- Form II: Shaak was extremely skilled in Makashi.
- Form III: Shaak was extremely skilled in Soresu.
- Form IV: Shaak was extremely skilled in Ataru.
- Form V: Shaak was extremely skilled in Shien/Djem So.
- Form VI: Shaak was extremely skilled in Niman.
- Form VII: Shaak was extremely skilled in Juyo/Vaapad.
- Jar'Kai: Shaak was extremely skilled in Jar'Kai.
- Expert Hand-To-Hand Combatant: Shaak was was a highly skilled hand-to-hand combatant.
- High-Level Intellect/Master Tactician/Leader: Shaak was highly intelligent and wise. As a Jedi General, Shaak was a highly skilled tactician and a very capable leader.
Weapons and Equipment
Shaak's valued weapon and possession was her blue-bladed lightsaber.
- Lightsaber: Shaak had built a blue-bladed lightsaber, as she used it throughout her Jedi career, and the entirety of the Clone Wars. It would remain in Shaak's possession until her death at the hands of Anakin Skywalker; but it is unknown what happened to it after Shaak's death.
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
Shaak is part of the Jedi High Council replacing master Yaddle. After Obi-Wan Kenobi was captured along with Anakin Skywalker, and Padmé Amidala on Geonosis, Shaak travelled with a 250 member Jedi strike team led by Mace Windu to rescue them. They were all surrounded by droids, but were saved by Yoda, and his clonetroopers. In the days afterwards, Shaak was made one of the first Jedi generals for her membership on the Jedi council, extensive array of capabilities, combat experience, leadership, strategical skill, and was often stationed on Kamino to protect and oversee republic clone production, and training when she was not leading battles.
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
Shaak was still a member of the Jedi Council when they became suspicious of Chancellor Palpatine. During Anakin Skywalker's assault on the Jedi Temple during Order 66 with the Clone Troopers, she was meditating when the fallen Jedi Knight snuck up behind her, and stabbed her through the heart with his lightsaber, killing her instantly. This would lead him down the dark path to becoming Darth Vader.
Shaak was training clone cadets on Kamino when the Clone Wars began. She was seen throughout the show as a supporting character.
Star Wars Weekends
- In the video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Shaak had an apprentice named Maris Brood. In this she was killed by Darth Vader's secret apprentice, Starkiller (real name Galen Marek), and Maris went to the dark side. As of 2014, the game no longer fits in with the current Star Wars canon and her death was changed to her being murdered by Anakin Skywalker during his transformation into Darth Vader.