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In lightsaber combat, cho mai was the act of cutting off an opponent's weapon hand. This move showed that the Jedi using it had honored the opponent by causing minimal physical damage; it also showed the skill and mastery of the Jedi performing the move to the opponent. This is considered merciful amongst dark side users who prefer killing their opponents rather than maiming them.
Darth Traya was a victim of two cho mai strikes. Aboard the Harbinger, a Hammerhead-class cruiser, Darth Sion cut off Kreia's left hand. Some time afterwards, the Jedi Exile would slice off her right hand on Malachor V.
In 19 BBY, Darth Vader assailed a secret meeting of surviving Jedi. The first to die by his blade was the Jedi Knight Sia-Lan Wezz, having been impaled by the Dark Lord. He then executed a cho mai strike as she fell dead, adding insult to injury.
Many years later in Cloud City, Vader cut off the sword hand of his own son, Luke Skywalker, bringing an end to their duel. Luke returned the favor in their rematch during the Battle of Endor, although both of Vader's arms were mechanical.
- Knights of the Old Republic: The Sith Lords
- Star Wars: The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader
- LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (Non-canonical appearance)
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Non-canonical appearance)
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones junior novel
- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith junior novel
- Star Wars: Purge
- LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (Non-canonical appearance)
- Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
- Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
- Dark Empire
- Star Wars: Dark Empire (audio)
- Star Wars Legacy 13: Ready to Die
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ The Sith Lords: Peragus escape sequence.
- ↑ The Sith Lords: Final conversation with the Jedi Exile.
- ↑ Darth Bane: Rule of Two
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
- ↑ Star Wars: Purge
- ↑ Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
- ↑ Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
- ↑ Dark Empire
- ↑ Tempest (novel)
- ↑ Star Wars Legacy 13: Ready to Die