Saesee Tiin Respect Thread

"I'm hard-headed. It is my greatest strength. And my strength has never failed me."

Saesee Tiin is a Jedi who doesn't get enough of the credit he deserves. He's a great pilot only behind Anakin Skywalker, a powerful Jedi, and one of the most skilled duelists the Jedi Order has produced. He's a quiet and solitary guy but prefers the tough missions and is apart of probably the greatest Jedi strike team ever, consisting of himself, Agen Kolar, Kit Fisto, and Mace Windu. Saesee has been sitting on the Jedi High Council for decades, suggesting that despite his solidarity and desire to be alone, he's still highly respected by his fellow peers. He was chosen as one of the few to arrest Chancellor Palpatine, however the Sith Lord proved to be too strong for Saesee and the group. There's already two other RTs for Saesee made by Silver2467 and WollfMyth209 but this is going to be my take on the character.

This thread will be divided into the following categories:

  • Strength/Speed
  • Force Powers
  • Lightsaber and Combat Skill
  • Piloting Skill

Also huge thanks to the users credited in this RT, couldn't have finished this or made it as informative as possible without those contributions.

Strength/Speed

Saesee carries someone with one hand and deflects blasters with another:

The two judicials who had fought beside Tiin were wounded. The Iktotchi carried one of them under his left arm, while he continued to divert bolts with the lightsaber clutched in his right hand.

Source: Cloak of Deception

Saesee moves his blade in a blur and deflects fire from half a dozen shooters:

Not far away, Saesee Tiin led another pair of judicials in a charge against a half a dozen terrorists entrenched in a narrow alley between two of the pyramids, his blade a blur of cobalt as it parried bolts and sent blasters flying from outstretched hands.

Source: Cloak of Deception

Tiin also produces a shield out of his Lightsaber along side Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Ki-Adi-Mundi:

Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, Tiin, and Ki-Adi-Mundi surged from the pyramid entrance, engaging the terrorists that had driven them back. A quarter of the way across the immense plaza, the Jedi spread out in a wedge formation, their constantly moving blades fending off blaster bolts loosed from ahead and to either side. Behind the energy barrier fashioned by the lightsabers, Yaddle, Depa, Vergere, and two of the judicials raced out to divert fire from the rear.

Source: Cloak of Deception

-- Credit to WollfMyth209 for the above three quotes.

(Star Wars: Republic Issue #66) Saesee creates a long streak of light with his lightsaber:

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(Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures: Heavy Metal Jedi) Saesee defeated a battle droid by elbowing it in the head:

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(Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures: Heavy Metal Jedi) Saesee dodges a flamethrower from an extremely advanced Super Battle Droid:

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(Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures: It Takes a Thief) Saesee flips a man with one arm hard enough to crush a table:

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(Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures: It Takes a Thief) Saesee cuts through three blasters before anyone has the chance to fire at him:

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(Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures: It Takes a Thief) Saesee cuts through two security droids before they can react:

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(Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures: It Takes a Thief) Saesee has a rope tied around him but still manages to kick a thug up off the ground, brace himself against a pole and use his own strength to stop the acceleration of a speeder and send the pilot flying from the sudden stop:

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(Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures: It Takes a Thief) Saesee flexes and breaks out of rope that tied him up:

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(Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures: It Takes a Thief) Saesee creates a blur with his lightsaber as he deflects blaster bolts and sends three of them back at their shooters:

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Force Powers

Accolades

Saesee Tiin's strength in the Force was among the greatest of the Jedi.

Saesee's flying practise also helped to hone his Force abilities. By the time he arrived at the Jedi Temple, he was already adept at channeling his Force connection. As he progressed in the Order, he was acknowledged as having one of the strongest Force abilities of all the Jedi.

Source: The Official Star Wars Fact File #114

As a Jedi Master, Saesee has proven his mastery of the Force through his devotion to the Order:

The members of the Council are all distinguished Jedi who have proven their resolve, wisdom, and mastery of the Force throughout their years of devotion to the Order.

Source: Power of the Jedi Sourcebook

As a Jedi Master sitting on the Jedi High Council, Saesee is one of the most respected Jedi in the Order:

The Jedi Council serves as the highest authority within the Order. Its members are chosen from among the most respected Jedi.

Source: Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia

As a Jedi Master sitting on the Jedi High Council, Saesee is a wise and powerful Jedi:

The Jedi Council consisted of 12 wise and powerful Jedi Masters who convened within the towering Jedi Temple on Coruscant.

Source: Star Wars Databank

(Canon) As a Jedi Master on the Jedi High Council, Saesee has proven himself and his abilities in service of peace and justice:

The twelve members of the Jedi High Council represent a gathering of great minds who have proven themselves and their abilities in the service of peace and justice.

Source: The Complete Visual Dictionary

Jedi Masters are the top of the heap in the Jedi Order, they know powerful secrets that few Jedi even can comprehend and only few survive to even make it to Jedi Master:

Jedi Masters have reached the top of their craft within the Jedi Order. A deep understanding of The Force is a must, for a Jedi Master is able to unlock powerful secrets that few Jedi even dream of comprehending. It is not a journey made quickly, and few Jedi survive long enough to complete it.

Source: Threats of the Galaxy

-- Credit to Wolfrazer

Jedi Masters do dangerous missions, with or without their Padawans they are opponents not to be underestimated and few can stand against their skill and ability:

Jedi Masters are sent on important and dangerous missions by the Jedi Council. Whether or not a Jedi Master is encountered in the company of his Padawan Learner, he is an opponent who cannot be underestimated. Few mundane opponents can stand against the skill and ability of a Jedi Master.

Source: Threats of the Galaxy

-- Credit to Wolfrazer

Telekinesis

Telekinesis is a common Force ability that affords the user the ability to alter and distort the environment and reality around them.

Saesee knows the abilities "Force thrust" and "Move Object":

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-- The Clone Wars Campaign Guide

(Jedi Council: Acts of War Issue #3) Saesee, with a group of Jedi Masters, use the Force to hurl back a large group of Yinchorri warriors:

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(Star Wars: Republic Issue #66) Saesee appears to use the Force to push a bounty hunter away:

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(Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures: Heavy Metal Jedi) Saesee remarks that he threw a battle droid four kilometers:

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(Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures: Heavy Metal Jedi) Saesee and Mace Windu push a Super Battle Droid five kilometers back at a Hellfire droid:

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(Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures: Heavy Metal Jedi) Saesee uses the Force to catch a homing missile in mid-air and throw it back at an advanced Super Battle Droid. Mace Windu even says he's never seen someone do that with a homing missile:

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(Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures: Heavy Metal Jedi) Saesee lifts a large dome-shaped part of a droid and drops it onto an advanced version of a Super Battle Droid:

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Saesee uses the Force to pull away a small hatch he cut with his lightsaber:

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Saesee most likely uses the Force to blow open two large doors:

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Telepathy

Telepathy is the power to sense, communicate and manipulate the thoughts of others.

Saesee's telepathic powers were greater than any on his homeworld:

One of the more intriguing Jedi telepaths on record is the Iktotchi Jedi Master Saesee Tiin, who served on the Jedi Council during the Clone Wars. Like all Iktotchi, Master Tiin was a natural telepath, but his powers were much greater than any other on his homeworld.

Source: Jedi vs Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force

Despite such hushed criticism, Tiin was a formidable warrior and an incredible pilot. His Iktotchi heritage granted him strong telepathic abilities.

Source: Star Wars Databank

In the Great Holocron, Saesee states that he never had trouble communicating his thoughts or comprehending the thoughts of others and that he was a natural receiver and transmitter of thoughts:

"When I was a Padawan, many of my fellow students believed that my inherited telepathic abilities gave me an unfair advantage in my education. It is true that I never had difficulty in communicating my thoughts or comprehending the thoughts of others, but I do not believe that this made my education any easier. For unlike my peers, I was a natural receiver and transmitter of thoughts, a condition that I--not then able to organize incoming thoughts or consistently contain my own deliberations--often considered a hindrance and, at times, an embarrassment."

Source: Jedi vs Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force

In the Great Holocron, Saesee talks about how he could and often did incorporate his abilities into a fight:

"I did my best to seal off my mind from others. I found that I could home in on the minds of specific beings if I maintained eye contact. I also learned to incorporate my abilities during a fight.

In combat, telepaths do have a distinct edge. Even if one fights by instinct and reflex, most cannot stop themselves from emitting monosyllabic thoughts that project their next movement. During my training bouts at the Jedi Temple, my opponents unwittingly revealed their every move, allowing me that crucial fraction of a moment that enabled me to be the one who would remain standing."

Source: Jedi vs Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force

In the Great Holocron, Saesee inscribes a recording where he states that he can use Telepathy to project his own thoughts, isolate his brain waves, intercept thoughts, communicate across space, discern lies, and probe memories:

"I'd thought I knew more than I needed to know about telepathy, but Master Omo showed me that I was wrong. He showed me how to use the Force to isolate my own brain waves, intercept stray thoughts and screen dozens of minds at once. How to whisper across space, yell without noise, keep secrets, and sift through layers of lies and buried memories to uncover the truth. How to seek out information from the stars themselves, allowing one to astrogate a starship through lightspeed without a nav computer."

Source: Jedi vs Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force

Saesee is noted as knowing the "Improved Telepathy" power:

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-- The Clone Wars Campaign Guide

Saesee is noted as knowing the technique "Link":

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-- Power of the Jedi Sourcebook

(Star Wars: The Stark Hyperspace War Part 4) Saesee links his mind with the Jedi of the Council and Sha Koon and enhances their mental abilities in order to contact Plo Koon on another planet:

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Saesee appears to read Qui-Gon's mind regarding the Living Force:

"I'm not worried, Masters," Obi-Wan said good-naturedly. "I'm only thinking forward." He waited for Qui-Gon to offer some piece of wisdom regarding the living Force, but for once his Master kept silent.

"Right you are to think forward, Padawan," Yaddle told him. "Deal lightly with matters of consequence, and decisively with those of little consequence. Difficult it is to face a crisis and solve it gently, if not resolved beforehand you are, for uncertainty will impede your efforts. When comes the time, thinking forward allows you to deal lightly."

Her big eyes shifted to favor Qui-Gon. "Agree do you, Qui-Gon?"

He bowed his head. "As you say, Master."

Diagonally across the table from Yaddle, Saesee Tiin glanced up and smiled, as if reading Qui-Gon's thoughts.

Source: Cloak of Deception

-- Credit to Silver2467

Farsight

Farsight is a Force ability that allows a Jedi to sense the occurrence of distant events or get brief glimpses of the future.

Saesee was known in the Jedi Order for his ability to see the future:

Saesee Tiin was also one of the few Jedi Masters who never took a Padawan. He served on the Jedi Council at the time of the battle of Naboo, and was known for his foresight and his ability to foresee the future.

Source: The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

Saesee's mind races ahead to see possible futures:

A member of the Jedi Council, Saesee Tiin's telepathic mind races ahead to foresee possible outcomes to events, providing a unique perspective to the Council.

Source: Saesee Tiin Star Wars SAGA Series Action Figure

All Iktotchi have the ability to peer into the future:

Old Republic scouts discovered the Iktotchi some 3,500 years before the Battle of Yavin—and were surprised to find the Iktotchi were waiting for them. Members of this species had an innate form of precognition that allowed them to foresee that the scout ship was coming several weeks before it actually arrived.

Source: The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

All Iktotchi possess a natural gift of low-grade precognition. For most of them, it manifests itself in prophetic dreams that predict events that will shape the lives of millions. Most Iktotchi are unable to control when they have precognitive visions, but instead receive them as particularly vivid dreams or daydreams.

Source: Power of the Jedi Sourcebook

Saesee is noted as knowing the ability "Farseeing":

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-- The Clone Wars Campaign Guide

Instinctive Astrogation

Instinctive Astrogation is a Force ability that allows a Force user to calculate astrogation routes without the use of a nav computer, using the Force to feel through the myriad of hyperspace routes to determine the safest path.

Saesee is able to pilot a ship without the use of a nav computer and instead relies on the Force to plot courses through hyperspace, which he states he learned from his Master Omo Bouri.

Each Jedi connects to the Force in his or her own way, and Tiin's Force abilities allowed him to focus his thoughts to control his starfighter even while traveling through hyperspace. While flying at lightspeed, Tiin had no need of a nav computer. He increased the Sharp Spiral's performance by taking hyperspace shortcuts and flying dangerously close to mass shadows.

Source: The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels

"How to seek out information from the stars themselves, allowing one to astrogate a starship through lightspeed without a nav computer.

What's more, he taught me the meaning of conviction and dedication to the Jedi Order."

Source: Jedi vs Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force

Despite such hushed criticism, Tiin was a formidable warrior and an incredible pilot. His Iktotchi heritage granted him strong telepathic abilities. Helming his personal SoroSuub Cutlass-9 craft, the Sharp Spiral, through the relentless winds of Iktotch taught him unparalleled control. Tiin was so in tune with his vessel, that he had no need of a nav computer; he relied on the Force to instinctively astrogate his way through lightspeed.

Source: Star Wars Databank

-- Credit to Lord_Tenebrous

Sense

Force Sense is a basic power allowing Force sensitives to sense their surroundings, feel and determine the thoughts or feelings of others, feel ripples in the Force signifying important events, the presence of the dark side, or even sense the future.

Saesee senses the dark side that festers Darth Maul's personal ship, the Scimitar, and how it tempts him with fantastic journeys:

"That ship is alive with the dark side, Master Yoda. I can feel it clinging to my robes. And worse, it still tempts me, calling me back with promises of fantastic journeys to the far reaches of the galaxy."

Source: Jedi vs Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force

Saesee and Ki-Adi-Mundi stretch out their Force senses in order to detect disturbances:

In that quarter of the hall designated for the Coruscant delegation, Masters Tiin and Ki-Adi-Mundi were snaking among the seats, open to the slightest disturbances in the Force.

Source: Cloak of Deception

-- Credit to Silver2467

Force Jump

Force Jump or Leap is the usage of the Force to augment one's jumping ability.

Saesee knows the ability Force Jump, dubbed "Surge":

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-- The Clone Wars Campaign Guide

Tutaminis

Absorption, or Tutaminis, or Negate/Absorb/Dissipate Energy, is a Force ability enabling one to absorb various forms of energy and channel it for personal use.

Saesee knows the ability Tutaminis, dubbed "Rebuke":

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-- The Clone Wars Campaign Guide

Lightsaber and Combat Skill

(Canon) Saesee is a master of the lightsaber:

The imposing Saesee Tiin was a member of the Jedi Council during the final years of the Republic. In addition to being a skilled, courageous master of the lightsaber, he was also a capable starfighter pilot.

Source: Star Wars Databank

Saesee is considered a "capable warrior":

Anakin reported the Chancellor to Mace Windu, earning the Jedi Master's trust. Windu brought a team of capable Jedi warriors to arrest the Chancellor, but he refused to let Anakin come along. Left alone to stew in his tempestuous thoughts, Anakin realized that Palpatine could be his only chance at saving Padmé. He rushed to the Chancellor's office, to discover that Mace Windu was about to kill the Sith Lord.

Source: Star Wars Databank

-- Credit to Lord_Tenebrous

Saesee is one of the finest warriors in the Jedi Order:

Mace gathered a team of his finest Jedi warriors -- Saesee Tiin, Agen Kolar and Kit Fisto -- to arrest the Chancellor. Though Skywalker wished to accompany Windu, the Jedi Master forbade it. He ordered Skywalker to stay in the Council chambers until the matter was resolved.

Source: Star Wars Databank

-- Credit to Lord_Tenebrous

Saesee is a "legendary Jedi warrior":

Grand Master Yoda and Jedi Master Mace Windu serve as the Council's senior members. During the invasion of Naboo, another of Yoda's species, Yaddle, sits on the Council. She is joined legendary Jedi warriors such as Even Piell and Saesee Tiin, as well as notable thinkers Yarael Poof and Ki-Adi-Mundi.

Source: Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia

Saesee proves himself to be a "formidable opponent" in the Clone Wars:

Saesee Tiin proves himself during the Clone Wars as a formidable opponent and a highly competent pilot.

Source: The Clone Wars Campaign Guide

Saesee is credited as being one of the best the Jedi Order has to offer, as he was part of the group that Mace Windu selected to help stop the Yinchorri Uprising:

Mace Windu sent only three Republic cruisers to put down the uprising. Though the cruisers carried some of the best Jedi in the order--including Windu, Adi Gallia, Eeth Koth, Plo Koon, Micah Giiett, Qui-Gon Jinn, and Qui-Gon's Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi--the Yinchorri possessed cortosis-weave armor that could resist lightsaber cuts.

Source: The New Essential Chronology

A year before the battle of Naboo, Mace Windu, Saesee Tiin, Qui-Gon Jinn, and Obi-Wan Kenobi traveled to Yinchorr to put down an uprising by the native population.

Source: The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

Mace Windu considers Saesee Tiin among the four greatest Masters the Jedi Order has to offer as he picks Saesee, Agen Kolar, and Kit Fisto to accompany him to arrest Chancellor Palpatine, the suspected second Sith Lord:

"Minutes ago," Mace said, "we received confirmation from Utapau: Kenobi was successful. Grievous is dead."

"Time it is to execute our plan."

"I will personally deliver the news of Grievous's death." Mace flexed his hands. "It will be up the Chancellor to ceded his emergency powers back over to the Senate."

"Forget not the existence of Sidious. Anticipate your action, he may. Masters will be necessary, if the Lord of the Sith you must face."

"I have chosen four of our best. Master Tiin, Master Kolar, and Master Fisto are all here, in the Temple. They are preparing already."

"What about Skywalker? The chosen one."

"Too much of a risk," Mace replied. "I am the fourth."

Source: Revenge of the Sith novelization

Shaak Ti then echoes this statement to Anakin Skywalker when he tries to go help Mace Windu and his team, telling him that the three Windu brought are the best in the Order:

She stepped aside, allowing him to the pad; she had no reason to keep him here against his will. He punched the code angrily. "If Palpatine retaliates," she said reasonably, "is not your place here, to help with our defense?"

"I'm the chosen one. My place is there." His breathing roughened, and he looked as if he was getting even sicker. "I have to be there. That's the prophecy, isn't it? I have to be there--"

"Anakin, why? The Masters are the best of the Order. What can you possibly do?"

Source: Revenge of the Sith novelization

Saesee is a celebrated swordmaster:

Most of the Jedi are deployed on distant worlds, but Mace manages to assemble a trio of celebrated swordmasters to assist him in arresting Palpatine: Agen Kolar, a Zabrak known among the Jedi to strike first and ask questions later; Saesee Tiin, a solitary Iktotchi who has never chosen a Padawan learner; and Kit Fisto, Nautolan master of Form 1 lightsaber technique, who distinguished himself on Geonosis and Mon Calamari, and who partnered Mace in battling Grievous on Coruscant.

Source: The Complete Visual Dictionary

-- Credit to Silver2467

Saesee is proficient in lightsabers, blasters, and simple weapons:

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-- Power of the Jedi Sourcebook

(Jedi Council: Acts of War Issue #3) Saesee Tiin is able to hold off dozens of Yinchorri warriors alongside Jedi Masters Mace Windu and Qui-Gon Jinn and Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi in time for a rescue team to reach them and get them out of there. What makes Yinchorri so dangerous is that they are immune to telepathic influence by the Force, are extremely aggressive reptilians, and are equipped with cortosis shields that short circuit a lightsaber after contact is made between them. After another group of Jedi join the fight and divert attention away from Saesee and his group, he jumps down the ledge he was on and takes out a tank, killing its drivers and leaving it inoperable. Saesee then continues to fight until the Jedi make a large enough dent in the Yinchorri forces to retreat to their ship. As you can see from the scans the fighting keeps going, but these are all the ones with Saesee actually shown. We later see him with the Jedi as they prepare to retreat:

A year before the battle of Naboo, Mace Windu, Saesee Tiin, Qui-Gon Jinn, and Obi-Wan Kenobi traveled to Yinchorr to put down an uprising by the native population.

Source: The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

When the Yinchorri began attacking Republic outposts, the Jedi were called in to put an end to the so-called Yinchorri Uprising. Only after taking many losses were the Jedi able to destroy the base on Uhanayih and force a surrender.

Source: The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

The reptilian Yinchorri controlled several worlds in their star system, including their home planet Yinchorr and the colony moons of Yitheeth, Yibikkor, and Uhanayih. Stirrings of aggression against neighboring planets prompted Chancellor Valorum to dispatch a Jedi team to assess the situation. The Yinchorri dumped the bodies of the Jedi investigators on Valorum's doorstep.

Mace Windu sent only three Republic cruisers to put down the uprising. Though the cruisers carried some of the best Jedi in the order--including Windu, Adi Gallia, Eeth Koth, Plo Koon, Micah Giiett, Qui-Gon Jinn, and Qui-Gon's Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi--the Yinchorri possessed cortosis-weave armor that could resist lightsaber cuts. They also had the advice and silent backing of Darth Sidious.

Yoda stopped a Yinchorri assault against the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, but Mace Windu's team walked into a bloodbath on the worlds of the Yinchorr system. The Jedi casualties included Micah Giiett, who sacrificed himself to slow the advance of Yinchorri troops. Ultimately, Valorum won Senate approval of an emergency measure to blockade the system, forcing the Yinchorri to surrender in the face of an overwhelming power.

Source: The New Essential Chronology
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(Jedi Council: Acts of War Issue #1) Here's a cortosis shield in action. When Jedi Knight K'kruhk's lightsaber hits it, the blade glances off and then the weapon turns off completely:

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(Star Wars: Infinity's End Part 1) Saesee spares evenly with Jedi Master Mace Windu:

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(Star Wars: Jedi Mace Windu) Now although this was just a spar and not at all intended for the two Jedi to go at each other as if to kill, but compare it to the spar between Mace Windu and Quinlan Vos a few months after the battle of Geonosis. Quinlan admits he hasn't picked up a lightsaber in a few months since he's been undercover, but just from the beginning you can see the sweat forming on his forehead and that Mace holds a clear advantage he didn't against Saesee, seeming to hold back and still physically strike Quinlan. Yes the spar is a little longer in this case, but you have to admit that a member of the Jedi High Council and one of the greatest duelists in the Order would fare better against Mace than a somewhat rusty Quinlan Vos did:

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Saesee Tiin was a member of the Jedi Strike team that was led by Mace Windu and taken to Geonosis in an attempt to rescue Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padawan Anakin Skywalker, and Senator Padme Amidala. The force was 200 hundred Jedi strong but they were severely outnumbered, needing the help of Yoda and the new Clone army to save them from being captured or worse by Count Dooku and the Confederacy:

Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Padme received death sentences from Dooku, to be carried out by the teeth and claws of wild beasts in the Geonosian execution arena. Meanwhile, two hundred Jedi Knights, led by Mace Windu, arrived outside the arena in their Jedi starfighters. They failed to force a surrender from Count Dooku, and the arena exploded in violence as Dooku unleashed his super battle droids. Mace Windu beheaded Jango Fett, yet Dooku's forces held the upper hand until Yoda's armies arrived aboard laser-spewing Republic gunships.

Source: The New Essential Chronology

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(Star Wars: Republic Issue #66) Saesee Tiin helps Mace Windu, Kit Fisto, and Agen Kolar infiltrate a bounty hunter base to find out who put bounties on Jedi. Mace and Kit split from the group and left Saesee and Agen to secure the control room while battling dozens of bounty hunters:

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During the battle of Coruscant, Saesee led the defense in space until he noticed a damaged Republic cruiser that was doomed and bound to see the death of most on board. Saesee takes his fighter and lands it on the ship, ordering the clones to join him as he attempts to take control of a Separatist ship and use it against them. Saesee leads the charge as the damaged Republic cruiser flies over a Separatist ship, Saesee jumps out, lands on the outside of the ship, and cuts a hole inside with his lightsaber. Once inside, he fights his way to the bridge and takes control, using the ship's cannons to fire on other Separatist ships:

The Separatists attack Coruscant, and the Jedi launch an all-out defense. Saesee Tiin leads a squadron of clone trooper marines on a daring spacewalk to capture a Trade Federation cruiser, after the Republic assault cruiser they are on sustains heavy damage.

Source: Saesee Tiin Clone Wars, The Legacy Collection, Action Figure

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Piloting Skill

Saesee Tiin learned how to fly a variety of starships on the moon of his homeworld, was trained to instinctively fly any craft, and was known throughout the Republic military as an excellent dogfighter:

This Iktotchi Jedi Master was born on the moon of Iktotch, where he learned to fly a variety of starships. Over time, after Force training under the guidance of Jedi Master Omo Bouri, Tiin could instinctively fly virtually any craft. He was known in the Republic military as an excellent dogfighter, but was also something of a loner who preferred solitary contemplation over crowded meetings.

Source: The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

Saesee was an expert pilot:

Tiin was an expert pilot, and served as the official liaison between the Jedi Council and Freedom's Sons, a civilian group of non-Jedi who assisted the Knights on special projects.

Source: The New Essential Guide To Characters

(Canon) Saesee's piloting skills are legendary:

Saesee Tiin is a reserved Jedi Master, but his piloting skills are legendary.

Source: The Complete Visual Dictionary

Saesee is an incredible pilot so in tune with his ship and the Force that he doesn't need to use a nav computer when flying:

Despite such hushed criticism, Tiin was a formidable warrior and an incredible pilot. His Iktotchi heritage granted him strong telepathic abilities. Helming his personal SoroSuub Cutlass-9 craft, the Sharp Spiral, through the relentless winds of Iktotch taught him unparalleled control. Tiin was so in tune with his vessel, that he had no need of a nav computer; he relied on the Force to instinctively astrogate his way through lightspeed.

Source: Star Wars Databank

-- Credit to Lord_Tenebrous

Saesee displayed an exceptional talent for piloting starships and his piloting prowess remains unrivaled:

Early in his training, Saesee Tiin displayed an exceptional talent for piloting starships. He could push any ship to its maximum potential.

Source: Power of the Jedi Sourcebook

But even among the Jedi, the piloting prowess of Iktotchi Jedi Master Saesee Tiin remains unrivaled.

Source: The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels

--Credit to Silver2467

Saesee received his own personal starfighter, the Sharp Spiral, after saving a diplomat from a convoy of pirates:

Although Jedi avoid personal possessions, Saesee Tiin cherished the Sharp Spiral. He received the SoruSuub Cutlass-9 patrol starfighter from grateful Duros diplomats after he rescued their convoy from pirates. The vehicle was competent from the start, but Tiin drastically redesigned the craft to suit his own unique abilities. He removed the starship's deflector shields to make room for a handcrafted hyperdrive and later replaced the vehicle's blaster cannons with military-grade lasers confiscated from a Hutt arms dealer. A small proton torpedo launcher was concealed beneath the starfighter.

Source: The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels

Of all Saesee's epic acts of bravery and skill, none can surpass those he achieved in his own specialized starfighter, the Sharp Spiral. Saesee had been awarded the Soro-Suub Cutlass-9 patrol fighter by a group of grateful Duros diplomats after the Jedi had saved them from space pirates. Due to his skills, Saesee was permitted to keep the gift and immediately set about modifying it. The already superb performance of the ship was improved to levels that matched Saesee's skills.

Source: The Official Star Wars Fact File #114

-- Credit to Silver2467

Saesee is noted for having defeated three battle cruisers by himself without allowing the enemies to land a single shot on his ship:

It was in the Sharp Spiral that Master Saesee Tiin performed one of his most famous deeds. For some years, Saesee had established close links with a group of independent conscience-fighters called Freedom's Sons. The group fought for liberty and were usually allies of the Republic. However, when a faction within Freedom's Sons became corrupt, Saesee set out to apprehend them.
It was an unbalanced fight—Saesee in the Sharp Spiral and the rogue Freedom's Sons members in three battleships. Despite outgunning Saesee many times over, the renegades could not land a single shot on the Sharp Spiral, so fast did it fly. With cool calm, Saesee went about destroying the shields, engines and weapons systems of all three ships. He then left the ships stranded for Republic forces to pick up.Source: The Official Star Wars Fact File #114

The Sharp Spiral's most dramatic mission pitted the starfighter against three warships piloted by rogue members of the Freedom's Sons. Although the Sharp Spiral lacked deflector shields, Tiin was able to fly rings around the trained soldiers. With Jedi precision, he destroyed every key component on the warships, including the deflector shield generators and control towers. The disabled ships were left floating in space until Republic authorities arrived to arrest the mercenaries.

Source: The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels

Master Tiin once single-handedly defeated three battle cruisers in his personal starfighter, the Sharp Spiral (a gift from a grateful diplomat).

Source: Power of the Jedi Sourcebook

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(Jedi Council: Acts of War Issue #1) Saesee uses hyperspace to go past a planet and escape Yinchorri attackers, a maneuver that required split-second timing and is not recommended:

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(Jedi Council: Acts of War Issue #1) Micah Giiet Tells Plo Koon that he wishes Saesee was flying their ship instead when trying to evade Yinchorri attackers, to which Plo Koon agrees:

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(Star Wars: Emissaries to Malastare Part 1) On a mission to Malastare, Ki-Adi-Mundi tells Saesee that he wishes he was going to be their pilot instead of staying behind on Coruscant:

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