5. Jocasta Nu
Jocasta Nu–Chief Librarian of the Jedi Archives–had a pretty small role in the films, only appearing in Attack of the Clones to tell Obi-Wan that since Kamino didn’t appear in the Jedi Archives, the planet must not exist. However, she actually became a pretty exciting character in the Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith comic series.
She managed to survive Order 66. In the aftermath she worked to gather and preserve as much knowledge as she could about the Jedi Order, hoping that one day it would service a new generation.
When returning to the Jedi Temple to retrieve a list containing the names of all Force-sensitive children before Order 66, she would encounter and duel both the Grand Inquisitor and Darth Vader. Nu eventually perished at the hands of Vader, but not before she discovered his real identity and revealed it to the troopers under his command. This led Vader to killing his own troops since they couldn’t know his secret, and he destroyed the list of Force-sensitive children so Palpatine wouldn’t replace Vader with a new apprentice.
Nu’s tireless work to gather and preserve knowledge about the Jedi Order did not go in vain either as Luke Skywalker later discovered it, and used the information to build his Jedi Academy.
The comics elevated Jocasta Nu from narrow-minded librarian to a tenacious survivor. She got under Vader’s skin like few could and ensured invaluable knowledge would live on for future Jedi.
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