Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Clone Wars Bonus Content: Plo Koon / Syfo-Dyas Arc
Well now this is an interesting little bit of bonus content that USA Today revealed is coming down the pike. Looks like Star Wars: The Clone Wars isn't done delving into the deeper mysteries of the films. Who was Jedi Master Syfo-Dyas and how could his brief mention in Episode II: Attack of the Clones warrant it's own story arc?
For the uninitiated, Jedi Master Syfo-Dyas was name dropped by the Kaminoans when Obi-Wan paid a visit to the Star Wars equivalent of Seattle. Obi-Wan traced the saberdart used by Jango Fett's pal in the assassination attempt against Padme. This lead him to the cloners and the revelation that Jedi Master Syfo-Dyas supposedly paid for and ordered a Clone Army to be bread for the Republic.
Now when I first watched Attack of the Clone, I assumed that Syfo-Dyas was simply an alias that Darth Sidious based on a deceased Jedi. The Expanded Universe fleshes out Syfo-Dyas a bit, in particular in the recent novel Darth Plagueis by James Luceno.
What was Syfo-Dyas' roll in the lead up to the Clone Wars and what was the fate of the Jedi Master? From the clips it certainly looks like a T-6 Shuttle (serial number 77519) crash may have played a role in the ultimate demise of Syfo-Dyas, assuming of course that the long abandoned lightsaber was his. Perhaps we will get some answers somewhere this fall.
SOURCE: USA TODAY