Master Yoda, a prominent character in Star Wars, is known as a legendary Jedi Master and for his contributions to the Jedi Order . Nobody knows Yoda's origin - where he comes from or what species he is, but he lived a very long life, almost a thousand years old before his death.
Yoda is a force-sensitive being, who was a Jedi Master and served as the Grandmaster of the Jedi Order. Having lived through the rise and fall of the Galactic Republic, and then the rise of the Galactic Empire, he trained and mentored generations of Jedi. Master Yoda was also the one who trained Luke Skywalker, paving way for him to eventually become a Jedi Master as well.
Yoda first came in contact with Anakin Skywalker when he was serving as part of the Jedi High Council, and was introduced to Anakin by maverick Qui-Gon Jinn. Anakin was believed to be the Chosen One. However, the Order declined to train him because they believed he was too old to be able to collect himself and abide by the Jedi Code, because of the emotional instability he suffered from. Following Jinn's death, the High Council changed their decision and decided to train Anakin, against Yoda's warnings. Yoda still believed that Anakin had the potential to be corrupt. Meanwhile, the Jedi's nemesis from a millennia ago, the Sith, had come out of hiding, eventually pulling Anakin to the Dark Side.
Over the next ten years, Yoda would take control of the Grand Army of the Republic in the Clone Wars, against Separatist Droid Army of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. After three years of leading the Republic's army in battle, Yoda was defeated by the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, who also initiated the Jedi Purge, killing thousands of Jedi. Following the defeat, Yoda decides to live in exile in a planet called Dagobah. He remained in hiding until he was discovered by Luke Skywalker, the Jedi protege.
A year after training and mentoring Luke, Yoda dies of old age and becomes one with the Force.
"For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship."
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