Continuing with the lesser known Jedi Masters we have Yarael Poof today. First appearing in Episode 1 as a seated background figure with no lines, Lucas unceremoniously had him Poochied off-screen before Episode 2, to be replaced by last OT’s Coleman Trebor. His stated reason was he too closely resembled a Kaminoan and he thought this would cause confusion. I guess because Kamino was supposed to be a secret planet and thus would make no sense for a Jedi Master to be from there?
Anyways, Yarael is described in Wookiepedia as “He was both an expert practitioner of Jedi mind tricks and illusions and a skilled diplomat and teacher.….Poof was regarded as a noble thinker among the Jedi High Council. However, although appearing as a serene thinker among the Council members, Poof also had a mischievous side and enjoyed playing mind tricks on colleagues. He believed that, while there sometimes existed conflict between peace and justice, Jedi must always strive to protect both ideals.“
May you also strive towards the ideals of peace and justice Day Threaders!