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Yaddle is a compelling character in the Star Wars franchise, first appearing in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. She is a member of the same unnamed species as the iconic characters Yoda and Grogu, more commonly referred to as 'The Child' or 'Baby Yoda.' Like Yoda, Yaddle is proficient in the use of The Force and is a highly respected member of the Jedi Order, particularly during the time of the Invasion of Naboo.

As one of the few members of her species shown in the Star Wars universe, Yaddle shares the same distinct physical features associated with Yoda's race. She has large, expressive eyes, green skin and a petite body stature. Her look is completed with brown hair, marking the first portrayal of a member of Yoda's species with hair.

In terms of the canonical Star Wars timeline, Yaddle's active years within the Jedi Order predate The Clone Wars. She is in fact one of the oldest known members of the Jedi Council, sitting on the same council as luminaries such as Mace Windu and Ki-Adi-Mundi. Her presence on the council signifies not only her exceptional skill and mastery of The Force but also a wisdom respected among the highest echelons of Jedi society.

Yaddle is also known as 'The One Below,' stemming from her backstory in which she was imprisoned in a dark pit under the surface of an alien planet for over a century. Despite this terrifying ordeal, Yaddle's spiritual strength allowed her to continuously meditate and practice her Force abilities, eventually freeing herself. This act of survival speaks not only to her powerful connection to The Force but also her resilience.

Despite her formidable standing within the Jedi Order, Yaddle's life was cut short during a mission on the planet Mawan. She sacrificed herself to save the planet's inhabitants, thus preserving the Jedi's values of selflessness and compassion. In death, Yaddle's memory thrived, embodying the best aspects of the Jedi Order, such as bravery, wisdom, and self-sacrifice.



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