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  • Spencer Crilly

Character spotlight: Cin Drallig

Cin Drallig was a Jedi Master who served the Jedi Order during the Clone Wars. He was the Battlemaster of the order, as well as the head of security at the Coruscant Jedi Temple, who was nicknamed “the troll” by the Jedi. He was a well-respected teacher of lightsaber combat. It was stated that even General Grievous with his many programed lightsaber styles and multiple weapons would be no match for Drallig.

Drallig taught the basics of all the lightsaber forms, (save vapaad) to students as well as future Jedi stars, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. He formally took on Serra Keto as a Jedi apprentice and helped her hone her lightsaber and Force abilities and she went on to become his most accomplished apprentice.

During Order 66, when Darth Vader led the 501st Legion to raid the temple, Keeto would be killed by Vader after challenging him by herself. Drallig had managed to penetrate the upper level defenses. Drallig was unable to best the Sith Lord in combat and Force powers and was eventually killed by Vader. His death was witnessed by Kenobi and Yoda when the infiltrated the temple in an attempt to revert the order to call all Jedi back to the temple.

Drallig was taught lightsaber combat by Yoda himself and learned to be a skilled swordsman himself. Drallig mastered all 7 lightsaber forms, although vapaad was one he cautiously taught to certain people. It is known that Anakin Skywalker as a padawan was upset with the fact that Drallig would not teach him form 7. Drallig was also a well trained user of Force speed and would implement it into his sword fights such as when he fought Darth Vader.

I remember Cin Drallig when I first played the video game version of Revenge of the Sith and he kicked my backside multiple times. He eventually became the character we all wanted to be. However, I thought then that Drallig was a character exclusive to the game but I was wrong.

Drallig did appear in Revenge of the Sith, and was portrayed by Nick Gillard who was the stunt coordinator for the prequel trilogy. The name is reversing Gillards name and dropping the K.

While he did appear in Faloni’s Clone Wars for an episode, there still wasn’t much of him in the Expanded Universe. He is similar to Rookie One as he does not have much to him compared to Rookie One, he is still an interesting character none the less and he also trained Zett Jukassa ( George Lucas’ son) how cool is that?

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