Krayn is killed through Jedi Padawan Anakin Skywalker's use of shiak.

In lightsaber combat, shiak was the act of stabbing an opponent and was considered relatively honorable by the Jedi. Jedi usually stabbed in the leg or arm, however Sith preferred stabbing opponents through the chest, often guaranteeing certain death to the unfortunate victim.

Notable usesEdit

An unidentified Jedi was defeated by an unidentified Sith's shiak during the Sacking of Coruscant killing him.[1]

Jedi Consular Raana Tey received a shiak strike from Shel Jelavan, though it did not immediately end her life.[2]

Darth Zannah applied shiak against the Echani Jedi Master Raskta Lsu from behind, ending the Jedi's life.[3]

Johun Othone also died in this manner, after Darth Zannah drove her lightsaber through the Jedi Knight's chest as he lay on the floor.[3]

Shiak droid

Obi-Wan Kenobi utilizing shiak against a B1 battle droid.

Shiak was used by Darth Maul when he stabbed Qui-Gon Jinn during their duel on Naboo.[4]

Anakin Skywalker killed a T'surr slave trader named Krayn by stabbing him through the chest.[5]

Obi-Wan Kenobi attempted shiak on Durge in the Battle of Muunilinst and he used the technique against B1 battle droids on Christophsis.[6]

The Jedi Master Fay was killed when Asajj Ventress impaled her from behind.[7]

General Grievous "rewarded" Gha Nachkt's finding R2-D2 and cracking his never-been-erased memory by impaling him through the back.[8]

Asajj Ventress used shiak on Senate Commando Argyus, after he gloated about his success.[8]

Darth Sidious utilized this maneuver to kill Jedi Master Agen Kolar, when a team of Jedi Masters went to arrest him.[9]

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 proceeded to slice off her hand.[10]

The simulacrum of Darth Phobos was defeated by Galen Marek stabbing her in the back.[11]

Galen Marek was impaled by his Darth Vader on the bridge of the Executor when Palpatine discovered him and was then flung into space. He would survive the betrayal, though he spent six months on the Empirical recovering.[11]

Jacen Solo used shiak to kill his former student Nelani Dinn after applying cho mok as well at The Home near Bimmiel.[12]


Starkiller is impaled by his Master, Darth Vader.

This technique was also used by Luke Skywalker against Darth Caedus in their duel on the Anakin Solo.[13]

Darth Caedus skewered the Jedi Master Kyle Katarn with this technique, though Katarn would survive the encounter.[14]

Jaina Solo stabbed Darth Caedus in the stomach when she ambushed him during their final duel, though it did not kill him.[15]

Darth Krayt executed this maneuver during his raid on the Imperial Palace when he impaled the Imperial Knight Mohrgan Fel.[16][17]

Imperial Knight Azlyn Rae stabbed Darth Krayt through the back when she and her allies attempted to assassinate him.[18]

Behind the scenesEdit

Originally, Shaak Ti was going to be killed by General Grievous when he held a lightsaber behind her heart and igniting it, killing her. However, this scene was deleted from the film and Shaak Ti was later killed by Galen Marek on Felucia, making it non-canon.




Notes and referencesEdit

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