Following on again with Toni's A-Z, "a...is for", meme, this week's letter is Y.
"A trial of being old is this: remembering which thing one has said into which young ears" - Yoda
According to one legend, Yoda originally did not know that he was Force-sensitive at all. His path towards the Jedi began when he left his home planet with a Human friend, (who was also Force-sensitive, but did not know it), on an old barely space-worthy ship en-route to the Core Worlds to seek employment.
The Grand Master of the Jedi council, Yoda was one of the most renowned and powerful Jedi Masters in galactic history and has trained Jedi for over 800 years. He is wise and powerful in the ways of the force, though his small size causes many to underestimate him.
Yoda prefers meditation and reflection, spending much time pondering the mysteries of the Force.
In his long lifetime, he has witnessed the decay of the Galactic Republic, and saw the Jedi Order transform from peacekeepers to battlefield commanders in the Clone Wars.
Standing at about 66cm tall, with brown eyes and green skin, Yoda was a male member of a mysterious species, details of which he did not reveal.
He had exceptional skills in lightsaber combat, most commonly employing whirling and acrobatic techniques with great speed and agility and was considered a Swordmaster.
Though arguably the Order's greatest Master of the Force and most skilled warrior, Yoda believed most firmly in the importance of instructing younger generations and never missed an opportunity to ensure his students learn from their experiences.
At heart the diminutive Jedi Master was a teacher; indeed he instructed nearly all the Jedi in the Order, to some extent, during his reign as Grand Master.
A stern instructor, Yoda nonetheless had a mischievous sense of humor.
With the rise of the Galactic Empire, Yoda fled into exile and awaited the arrival of a new Jedi student to rekindle a new hope in the galaxy.
"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force and a powerful ally it is." -Yoda, to Luke Skywalker.
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