Luminara Unduli Respect Thread

Luminara Unduli is an extremely underrated Jedi and she desperately needed an in-depth respect thread, so I hope you find this useful and hopefully it will increase your opinion of her. This is my first respect thread and I couldn't have done it without Emperordmb and DarthAnt66, so THANK YOU SO MUCH! <3

I also recommend reading this respect thread in blog format.

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General Accolades

Luminara Unduli was a revered Jedi Master.

Barriss Offee, the Padawan of revered Jedi Master Luminara Unduli, serves with distinction during the Clone Wars until she turns on the Republic in a shocking act of betrayal.

Ultimate Star Wars

Luminara Unduli was one of the most highly respected Jedi Masters of her time.

A member of the Jedi High Council, Luminara Unduli was one of the most highly respected Jedi Masters of her time.

Star Wars: Galactic Atlas

Gall Trayvis commented that Luminara Unduli was one of the Republic's greatest peacekeepers.

"One of the Republic's greatest peacekeepers, Jedi Master Luminara Unduli, is alive!"

Star Wars Rebels S01E03: "Rise of the Old Masters"

Luminara Unduli was a skilled diplomat and quick-witted.

A decade after that manhunt, Unduli used her diplomatic skills, quick wit, and strength in the Force to help settle a border dispute on the minor world of Ansion.

StarWars.com Databank: Luminara Unduli

Luminara Unduli was again referred to as quick-witted.

Quick-witted and strong in the Force, Luminara is also capable of plunging into the thick of battle and using her incredible talents with the lightsaber blade.

Star Wars: Top Trumps

Luminara Unduli was a model Jedi Knight, and had control over her emotions.

Luminara is a model Jedi Knight -- she has mastered control of her emotions and her physical abilities.

StarWars.com Databank: Luminara Unduli

Boba Fett mused that Luminara Unduli possessed the detached intelligence common to her species.

Luminara Unduli regarded Boba with interest. She had the dark eyes and smooth bronze skin and ornate facial tattoos of the desert-dwellers of Moral. She had their detached intelligence as well.

Star Wars: Boba Fett: Pursuit

Luminara Unduli developed an inner calm within herself due to years of training and study.

Years of study and training had enabled Luminara to develop an inner calm and a control of the Force that was the envy of many young Padawans.

The Official Star Wars Fact File 47

Kanan Jarrus considered Luminara Unduli to be a great Jedi Master.

"She was a great Jedi Master; brave, compassionate, disciplined."

Star Wars Rebels S01E03: "Rise of the Old Masters"

Luminara Unduli was considered one of 16 of the greatest Jedi of the Old Republic.

Star Wars Insider 62: Who's Who in the Jedi Order
Star Wars Insider 62: Who's Who in the Jedi Order

Luminara Unduli's command ability was outstanding, and possessed patience admired by masters.

Her calm and poised demeanor belie the many battles Luminara has fought. The preternatural patience she exhibits even in frenetic combat has been noticed by many fellow masters and her command ability is outstanding. Despite her many successes, however, she wonders why so little headway is being made in the Clone Wars.

Star Wars: Force Collection

Lightsaber Ability

Luminara Unduli was a master of Form III.

Master Unduli favored Form III over the others, even though it was disparaged by some as primarily a defensive discipline. It was true that it had been developed originally as a response to blasterfire and other projectile weapons, but over the centuries it had developed into much more. "Of all the seven forms," her Master had told her, "Form Three, with its emphasis on anticipating and blocking lightspeed energy blasts, requires the greatest connection to the Force. The road is long, but it is worth the journey, for a true master of Form Three is invincible."

Star Wars: MedStar II: Jedi Healer

A practitioner of the defensive Soresu form, Jedi Master Luminara Unduli will provide a daunting challenge in the dueling ring.

Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures

"Both Luminara and Bariss were masters of Form III lightsaber combat, though Luminara was also skilled in Form IV."

Star Wars: Fandex Deluxe Edition

Luminara Unduli was skilled in Form IV.

"Both Luminara and Bariss were masters of Form III lightsaber combat, though Luminara was also skilled in Form IV."

Star Wars: Fandex Deluxe Edition

Luminara Unduli was also a practitioner of Form V.

Star Wars: Hero's Guide
Star Wars: Hero's Guide

Luminara Unduli fought Asajj Ventress to a standstill before ultimately being defeated. After being saved by Ahsoka Tano, she resumed her duel with Asajj Ventress with Ahsoka Tano as aid. Take note that Luminara Unduli was capable of recognizing Asajj Ventress' fighting style after being ambushed and partially blinded in one eye. Such a feat is quite impressive and suggests a great knowledge of the technical side of dueling.

Extremely skilled with the red-bladed weapons, Ventress fights the Jedi Master Luminara Unduli to a standstill during her assault on the attack cruiser Tranquility.

Ultimate Star Wars

Luminara's strict discipline makes it hard for her to believe that a wild, untrained user of the Force like Asajj Ventress could ever be her equal in lightsaber combat. Aboard the Tranquility, she discovers her error: Ventress' rage gives her surprising power.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia

Luminara Unduli and Aayla Secura engaged Asajj Ventress in a duel and forced her to retreat.

Luminara Unduli blocked barrages of blasterfire from Chameleon droids.

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Star Wars: Clone Wars:
Star Wars: Clone Wars: "Chapter 14"

Luminara Unduli was regarded by Obi-Wan Kenobi to be a notable Jedi warrior, even mentioning her alongside famed swordmasters such as Kit Fisto and Shaak Ti, both of whom have impressive accolades.

His dearest friends, Bant and Garen. The imperious Jocasta Nu. The gentle Ali Alann and Barriss Offee. The warriors - Shaak Ti, Kit Fisto, Luminara Unduli. And the great Jedi Masters - Ki-Adi-Mundi, Adi Gallia, Plo Koon....

Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi: The Desperate Mission

Luminara Unduli's physicality allowed her to easily execute extreme lightsaber moves.

Through many years of practice, Luminara has increased her joints’ flexibility to easily allow extreme lightsaber moves that are impossible for ordinary humanoids.

Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary

Luminara Unduli demonstrated skill with the lightsaber.

While Luminara Unduli demonstrated skill with the lightsaber, she considered herself more adept with manipulating objects with the power of the Force.

Star Wars: Power of the Jedi Sourcebook

On Ansion's plains, Luminara showed her talents not only with a lightsaber but with the Force as a tool: She demonstrated her power by manipulating thousands of grains of sand into a halo around herself during a dancing exhibition.

Star Wars Insider 62: Who's Who in the Jedi Order

Quick-witted and strong in the Force, Luminara is also capable of plunging into the thick of battle and using her incredible talents with the lightsaber blade.

Star Wars: Top Trumps

Luminara Unduli is considered to be a formidable opponent and an extraordinary Jedi warrior.

A spiritual Mirialan Jedi Master, Luminara Unduli is a trusted advisor to the Jedi Council as well as a formidable opponent with a lightsaber. Her years of intense training have made her an extraordinary Jedi warrior.

Star Wars: Top Trumps

Luminara Unduli possessed exceptional ability with the lightsaber.

Her lightsaber abilities were particularly exceptional, and were outshone only by her striking appearance.

The Official Star Wars Fact File 47

When crises demanded it, she and her faithful Padawan learner, Barriss Offee, would rush into the thick of conflict, where their incredible talents with the lightsaber blade served them well.

StarWars.com Databank: Luminara Unduli

Quinlan Vos was impressed by Luminara Unduli's skills, and made note on her fluidity and precision.

Her lightsaber skills were impressive. In battle, her movements were focused and precise, flowing from one to the other. All Jedi are my brothers and sisters, but only with a few, like Luminara Unduli, do you intuitively mesh with.

Star Wars: Republic 81: The Hidden Enemy, Part 1

Physical Abilities

Skill / Flexibility / Agility / Speed

Luminara Unduli turned her body into a weapon, and her flexibility allows inhuman agility in combat.

Years of intense training turned her body into a weapon itself, increasing the flexibility of her joints to allow her inhuman agility in combat.

StarWars.com Databank: Luminara Unduli

Luminara Unduli had mastered her physical abilities.

Luminara is a model Jedi Knight -- she has mastered control of her emotions and her physical abilities.

StarWars.com Databank: Luminara Unduli

Luminara Unduli is so flexible that she could easily perform extreme lightsaber moves.

Through many years of practice, Luminara has increased her joints’ flexibility to easily allow extreme lightsaber moves that are impossible for ordinary humanoids.

Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary

Luminara Unduli's physical capabilities are praised more, emphasizing her flexibility and agility.

"Years of intense training had increased the flexibility of her joints to allow joints to allow tremendous agility in combat. Her extreme lightsaber moves were virtually impossible for humanoid Jedi to pull off, and turned her body itself into a weapon of stealth and strength."

Star Wars: Fandex Deluxe Edition

Luminara Unduli's tattoos represented dedication to a physical specialization.

Tattoo represents dedication to a physical specialization.

Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary

Luminara Unduli sped across the backs of a herd of surepp in order to cut the hair of a mature white male, a feat even Obi-Wan Kenobi thought he couldn't replicate, which is very impressive in terms of agility.

Exhibiting the strength of a weight lifter, the agility of a gymnast, and the training of a Jedi adept, Luminara sped not through the herd but over it. Across it, rather, Anakin thought as he looked on in amazement and admiration. Touching down only long enough to kick off and launch herself to another expansive, woolly spine, Luminara raced across the backs of the Borokii herd, heading for its approximate heart. Occasionally, disturbed by the contact, a sleepy surepp would look up in surprise. Unable to discern any threat or danger, it would then lower its head and return to its quiet dozing.

While her friends were able to monitor her progress via their macrobinoculars, Kyakhta, Bulgan, Tooqui, Bayaar, and the other observing Borokii could only strain to see with their eyes. Unable to stand the suspense, the sentinel finally sidled over next to the offworlder called Obi-Wan.

"How is your friend doing?" he found himself asking. "She is still alive, or you would have reacted."

"Moving fast." Obi-Wan spoke without lowering the device. "Back and forth. Fast enough that I couldn't keep her in focus, but this viewing device does it for me."

What seemed like hours but were in reality only minutes passed in tense silence before the Jedi murmured softly but excitedly, "There!" His voice rose despite his efforts to keep it under control. "She's got it!"

"So soon?" Bayaar was all but struck dumb with astonishment. "She moves very swiftly indeed, your female."

Star Wars: The Approaching Storm

Obi-Wan Kenobi admired Luminara Unduli's feat greatly.

Lying on his overstuffed sleeping pad, Obi-Wan contemplated Luminara's already softly sleeping form in light of what she had accomplished earlier that evening. He did not think he could have done it. His particular talents lay elsewhere. The sight of her vaulting from the back of one surepp to another, never lingering long enough for her presence to unduly alarm a single beast, knowing that a single slip might mean certain death despite anything Jedi training could do, had aroused in him the kind of admiration one normally reserved for the actions of those on the Jedi Council. He wanted very much to ask her exactly how she had managed certain seemingly impossible moves.

Star Wars: The Approaching Storm

Luminara Unduli jumped great heights and moved incredibly fast on Ilum, often moving in blurs.

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Star Wars: Clone Wars:
Star Wars: Clone Wars: "Chapter 14"

Luminara Unduli, while injured, ran so fast the monster she was facing completely flipped over.

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Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 8

Luminara Unduli fought undead Geonosians while unarmed, before eventually getting overwhelmed.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars S02E07:
Star Wars: The Clone Wars S02E07: "Legacy of Terror"

Luminara Unduli kicked Asajj Ventress.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars S01E09:
Star Wars: The Clone Wars S01E09: "Cloak of Darkness"

Durability / Pain Tolerance

Luminara Unduli was kicked off a platform and fell a great height, then had a pipe fall on her leg (though she used the Force to prevent it from crushing her). She emerged unscathed and continued to fight.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars S01E09:
Star Wars: The Clone Wars S01E09: "Cloak of Darkness"

Steam blasted into Luminara Unduli's left eye, but she tolerated it and continued fighting Asajj Ventress.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars S01E09:
Star Wars: The Clone Wars S01E09: "Cloak of Darkness"

Luminara Unduli tanked a tail-whip from a massive creature and slamming into a wall.

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Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 8

Strength

Luminara Unduli's body is a weapon of strength.

"Years of intense training had increased the flexibility of her joints to allow joints to allow tremendous agility in combat. Her extreme lightsaber moves were virtually impossible for humanoid Jedi to pull off, and turned her body itself into a weapon of stealth and strength."

Star Wars: Fandex Deluxe Edition

Luminara Unduli hurled a wampa into a wall.

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Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 8

Luminara Unduli punctured a Geonosian exoskeleton with her fists while handcuffed.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars S02E07:
Star Wars: The Clone Wars S02E07: "Legacy of Terror"

She lands a heavy blow that breaks into a Geonosian's thorax, but the creature doesn't fall.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode Guide: "Legacy of Terror"

Luminara Unduli exhibited the strength of a weight lifter.

Exhibiting the strength of a weight lifter, the agility of a gymnast, and the training of a Jedi adept, Luminara sped not through the herd but over it.

Star Wars: The Approaching Storm

Stealth

Luminara Unduli turned her body into a weapon of stealth after intense intense physical training.

"Years of intense training had increased the flexibility of her joints to allow joints to allow tremendous agility in combat. Her extreme lightsaber moves were virtually impossible for humanoid Jedi to pull off, and turned her body itself into a weapon of stealth and strength."

Star Wars: Fandex Deluxe Edition

Force Abilities

General Ability

Luminara Unduli considered herself more adept with the Force than with a lightsaber.

While Luminara Unduli demonstrated skill with the lightsaber, she considered herself more adept with manipulating objects with the power of the Force.

Star Wars: Power of the Jedi Sourcebook

Luminara Unduli's control of the Force was the envy of many young Padawans.

Years of study and training had enabled Luminara to develop an inner calm and a control of the Force that was the envy of many young Padawans.

The Official Star Wars Fact File 47

Luminara Unduli had a powerful mastery of the Force.

Having been taken to the Jedi Temple on Couruscant at an early age, Luminara studied hard for many years and eventually achieved a powerful mastery of the Force.

The Official Star Wars Fact File 47

On Ansion's plains, Luminara showed her talents not only with a lightsaber but with the Force as a tool: She demonstrated her power by manipulating thousands of grains of sand into a halo around herself during a dancing exhibition.

Star Wars Insider 62: Who's Who in the Jedi Order

Luminara Unduli demonstrated her Force skills by running across the backs of a herd of surepp in order to cut the hair of a mature male, a feat Obi-Wan Kenobi respected and didn't believe he could replicate.

In a later demonstration of her Force skills, Luminara ran across the backs of a herd of surepp in order to cut the hair of a mature white male. Not even Obi-Wan believed that he could have matched this feat.

The Official Star Wars Fact File 47

Luminara Unduli's strength in the Force helped her solve the border dispute on Ansion.

A decade after that manhunt, Unduli used her diplomatic skills, quick wit, and strength in the Force to help settle a border dispute on the minor world of Ansion.

StarWars.com Databank: Luminara Unduli

Telekinesis

Luminara Unduli stalemated Asajj Ventress.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars S01E09:
Star Wars: The Clone Wars S01E09: "Cloak of Darkness"

Luminara Unduli used the Force to prevent large metal pipes from crushing her.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars S01E09:
Star Wars: The Clone Wars S01E09: "Cloak of Darkness"

Ventress cuts through some heavy machinery, sending it crashing down at Luminara. Luminara uses the Force to keep the debris from crushing her, but is nonetheless pinned by a heavy pipe.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode Guide: "Cloak of Darkness"

Luminara Unduli hurled rubble at Asajj Ventress.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars S01E09:
Star Wars: The Clone Wars S01E09: "Cloak of Darkness"

Luminara Unduli used the Force to create a vortex of sand around her; literally levitating off the ground.

Luminara closed her eyes for a very long moment. Then she opened them and, kneeling, picked up a handful of sand. Straightening, she let it trickle out from between her fingers. Caught by the wind, the tiny grains formed a glittering whitish arc as they spilled from her hand. When she had emptied her palm, she slapped her hands gently together to brush away any remaining grains.

Some of the Yiwa began to stir. This polite acknowledgment of their environs was something the smallest children of the clan could do for themselves. There was merit in the recognition, but little in the way of enlightenment. Surely there was more to come!

There was. Kneeling again, Luminara picked up a second handful of sand, let it trickle from between her fingers. A few muted growls rose from the crowd. A concerned Barriss saw that Anakin was feeling the same confusion and uncertainty as herself. Nearby, Mazong frowned in disapproval. If anything, his advisers were even more discomfited. Only Obi-Wan appeared unworried. That in itself, she knew, was significant of nothing. He always looked that way.

She found herself leaning forward and squinting. There was something different, something odd, about the dribble of sand spilling from her Master's fingers. It took her a moment to figure out what it was. When she did, despite what she knew of her Master's capabilities, her mouth opened slightly.

The sand was falling against the wind.

It was just ordinary beach sand, drawn from the shores of the nearby lake, but in the delicate yet strong fingers of the Jedi, it became something magical. The light from the surrounding glow-poles caught the falling grains, turning mica to mirrors and quartz into polished gems. When the last particles had fallen from Luminara's fingers, they reversed direction. A few hushed cries of "Raja!" rose, from the crowd as sand began to fall-upward.

Resembling a fragmented coil of wire, the column of grains began to wind itself around the Jedi, enclosing her in a slowly ascending spiral of sand. Like a serpent being born full grown, another column lifted itself from the ground to entwine her a second time. As the sparkling sand spirals rotated in opposite directions, they splintered into smaller and smaller threads, until Luminara was shrouded in multiple strings composed of shattered, water-worn specks. It was as if she were engulfed by thirty threadlike pillars of dancing diamonds.

She began to twirl, spinning slowly at first, balancing on one foot while the other pushed off and provided thrust. As she pirouetted, the glittering sand spirals responded, half turning with her, the other half rotating in the opposite direction. Though all was accomplished in complete silence, Barriss thought she heard music.

Faster and faster Luminara whirled, racing the rising sand. Centrifugal force threw the hem of her robes away from her legs. The spinning sands backed off accordingly. As she accelerated, her robes rose higher and higher.

A collective gasp erupted from the assembly. A blur of robes and sand, Luminara Unduli rose slightly from the ground. She continued to spin, her feet rising, until she was no more than a hand-length off the ground. Still rotating, she tilted forward, and began to spin and rotate simultaneously, holding her place in the air. It was as unique a demonstration of control over the Force as Barriss had ever seen, and certainly the most breathtaking.

Following her movements, the sand spirals rotated with her, until they formed a near-solid globe of shining, sparkling particles around the almost hidden body. There came a soft puff of air; the sound of a cloud exhaling. Luminara landed on her feet, hands outstretched, feet spread shoulder-width apart. The curtaining sphere of sand that had formed around her fell to the ground. Lowering her arms, she bowed her head once before walking back to rejoin her friends. As she resumed her seat, Obi-Wan inclined slightly in her direction.

Star Wars: The Approaching Storm

That feat astonished Anakin Skywalker, and he mused to himself how it was well beyond him.

Anakin in particular could not get the Jedi Luminara's presentation out of his head. It kept him preoccupied as he prepared for sleep and awake well into the morning hours. He thought he had seen or read everything that could be done with the Force. Once again, he had been shown the error of his assumptions. He could not imagine the amount of study and control it took to realize such a feat. The complexity of it, the skill needed to simultaneously control one's body as well as thousands of individual grains of sand, was quite beyond him.

Star Wars: The Approaching Storm

Perhaps her most impressive display was a sand dance in which she span and pirouetted - literally floating in mid-air - while two separate spirals of sand twisted around her in opposite directions.

The Official Star Wars Fact File 47

Luminara Unduli and Barriss Offee held a massive amount of rock from caving in on them. Note that before Master Yoda rescued them, he was in hyperspace, so Luminara Unduli and Barriss Offee held the cave in with telekinesis for presumably a few hours before Master Yoda finally got to the temple to lift the rocks.

Luminara Unduli and Barriss Offee Force-pushed a Chameleon droid.

Star Wars: Clone Wars:
Star Wars: Clone Wars: "Chapter 14"

Luminara Unduli threw mines at a Chameleon droid.

Star Wars: Clone Wars:
Star Wars: Clone Wars: "Chapter 14"

Luminara Unduli halted large rocks falling from the ceiling from crushing her.

Star Wars: Clone Wars:
Star Wars: Clone Wars: "Chapter 14"

Luminara Unduli and Anakin Skywalker lifted debris in search for their Padawans.

Luminara Unduli picked up a droid and used it as a shield, before finally throwing it on another droid.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars S02E06:
Star Wars: The Clone Wars S02E06: "Weapons Factory"

Luminara Unduli Force-pushed three battle droids.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars S02E06:
Star Wars: The Clone Wars S02E06: "Weapons Factory"

Luminara Unduli used the Force to open a door.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars S01E09:
Star Wars: The Clone Wars S01E09: "Cloak of Darkness"

Luminara Unduli was skilled in Force defense.

Star Wars: Power of the Jedi Sourcebook
Star Wars: Power of the Jedi Sourcebook

Telepathy / Force Sense

Luminara Unduli probed Nute Gunray's mind, sensing his fears, and even secret Separatist allies / bases.

Luminara Unduli sensed Ahsoka Tano and Barriss Offee "drifting away."

Luminara Unduli sensed the Chameleon droids in the Ilum caves.

Luminara Unduli sensed an assassin ambush before Barriss Offee.

Stopping sharply, Luminara threw out a hand to halt her companion. Her eyes flicked rapidly from side to side and she was suddenly no longer introspective. Her every nerve was alert, every sense on edge. Before Barriss could question the reason for the action, the Jedi had her lightsaber out, activated, and fully extended before her. Without moving her head, she raised it to a challenge position. Having drawn and activated her own weapon in response to her Master's reaction, Barriss searched anxiously for the source of unease. Seeing nothing out of the ordinary, she glanced questioningly at her teacher.

Which was when the Hoguss plunged from above-to spit itself neatly on Luminara's upraised lightsaber. There was a brief stink of burning flesh, the Jedi extracted the beam, and the startled Hoguss, its now useless killing ax locked in a powerful but lifeless grip, keeled over onto its side. The heavy body made a dull thump as it struck the ground.

Star Wars: The Approaching St0rm

Luminara Unduli sensed Asajj Ventress' presence.

In the hull, Luminara senses Ventress's presence and rushes to help.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Transfer

Affect Mind / Battlemind / Empathy / See Force

Luminara Unduli was skilled in affect mind, battlemind, empathy, and see Force.

Star Wars: Power of the Jedi Sourcebook
Star Wars: Power of the Jedi Sourcebook

Force Stealth

Luminara Unduli was skilled in Force stealth.

Star Wars: Power of the Jedi Sourcebook
Star Wars: Power of the Jedi Sourcebook

Force Healing

Luminara Unduli tried to heal a Trandoshan, likely with the Force, as there are no medical troops near.

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Luminara Unduli was skilled in Force healing.

Star Wars: Power of the Jedi Sourcebook
Star Wars: Power of the Jedi Sourcebook

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