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Jedi Aayla Secura Makes Her Clone Wars Debut

Jedi General Aayla Secura makes her series debut in "Jedi Crash" Friday 1/16/09 on Cartoon Network.

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There's something cool about Aayla Secura.  Her character finally makes her debut appearance on Cartoon Network's "The Clone Wars" this Friday, January 16.  In the episdode, "Jedi Crash," General Secura has to try to teach Ahsoka the Jedi philosophy of not having personal attachments when Anakin gets injured in battle.
A Twi’lek Jedi Knight, Aayla Secura first appeared in Dark Horse Comics’ “Star Wars: Republic” series, and most famously made brief but memorable appearances in both Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. But before this episode of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, she never had a speaking role.

“This was our opportunity to really find out what she was like,” says supervising director Dave Filoni. “When we were developing her, the original concept for her voice was street tough and recognizably American. Then we hit on the idea of giving her more of a French accent, and that really helped us define her personality. Jennifer Hale does a great job voicing Aayla, adding new dimensions to the character and making her into something like a tough, older sister to Ahsoka.”

He says Secura understands Ahsoka’s difficult position, but also wants Anakin’s Padawan to recognize the importance of the Jedi philosophy toward personal attachments. “She realizes Ahsoka cares for Anakin, but she takes an approach that’s almost like, ‘I don’t have time for these emotions, kid.’

“Jedi have a range of personalities and attitudes, and she’s very different from Kit Fisto and Anakin Skywalker. That’s such a huge aspect of this series,” Filoni says. “We are able to fully realize these characters as walking, talking individuals with great and different personalities, to show the entire galaxy of Jedi.”
What looks cool in the following clip sent by Lucasfilm is we haven't seen a lot of air battles that weren't in space.  I have to say the colors look really nice.  Check it out: