Shaak's nature is sometimes different from her kind, as she is highly independent and preferred to operate alone. She is sometimes viewed as cold and unfeeling; something that is not helped by her naturally pointed teeth which, when bared, appeared as a sinister snarl, naturally patterned to blend into the wilds of Shil. However, in truth, Shaak is a kind, caring, and compassionate person who has a good sense of humour.
As a Jedi, Shaak is intelligent and wise. Despite this, like most Jedi Masters, she is somewhat short-sighted, as she sometimes has a habit of underestimating the younger generation of Jedi, like Anakin Skywalker, believing he was not ready to become a Jedi Knight, on the matter if Anakin should become a Jedi Knight or not, she was in the minority when she voiced doubt in the young Jedi's nature and his readiness to be a Jedi Knight. She was thus overruled by the other Jedi High Council members, though she held close to her opinion; although Shaak would later be proven to be shocked about the change on Anakin readiness to be a Jedi Knight, due to him becoming Darth Vader.
Powers and Abilities
- The Force: Shaak is extremely powerful, and has a very strong connection to the Force. Although she is not quite as powerful as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader at his peak, Shaak is still one of the most powerful Force-users currently alive.
- Telekinesis: Shaak utilizes Telekinesis as either offensive or defense.
- Taming beasts: Shaak utilizes Taming beasts to control the minds of other animals.
- Lightsaber Skills: Shaak is extremely skilled in lightsaber combat and a highly gifted duelist. She is one of the greatesr lightsaber duelists currently alive. She is also a worthy unarmed and improvisational combatant, capable of using weapons from her surroundings to her advantage. Shaak is a master of all forms of lightsaber combat.
- Form I: Shaak is extremely skilled in Shii-Cho.
- Form II: Shaak is extremely skilled in Makashi.
- Form III: Shaak is extremely skilled in Soresu.
- Form IV: Shaak is extremely skilled in Ataru.
- Form V: Shaak is extremely skilled in Shien/Djem So.
- Form VI: Shaak is extremely skilled in Niman.
- Form VII: Shaak is extremely skilled in Juyo/Vaapad.
- Jar'Kai: Shaak is extremely skilled in Jar'Kai.
- Expert Hand-To-Hand Combatant: Shaak is highly skilled in unarmed combat.
- High-Level Intellect/Master Tactician/Leader: Shaak is highly intelligent; her intelligence and wisdom is surpassed only by Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, Yoda and Palpatine. As a Jedi General, Shaak is a skilled tactician and a capable leader.
Weapons and Equipment
Shaak's valued weapon and possession is her blue-bladed lightsaber.
- Lightsaber: Shaak used an azure-blue generic clan-design bladed lightsaber upon gaining her Jedi knighthood. She used it before and throughout the Clone Wars and continued to wield it until her presumed death on Felucia.
Attack of the Clones
Shaak is part of the Jedi High Council replacing master Yaddle. After Obi-Wan Kenobi was captured along with Anakin Skywalker and Padmè Amidala on Geonosis, Shaak travelled with a 250 member Jedi strike team led by Mace Windu to rescue them. They were all surrounded by droids, but were saved by Yoda and his clonetroopers. In the days afterwards, Shaak was made one of the first high generals for her membership on the jedi council, extensive array of capabilities, combat experience, leadership and strategical skill and was often stationed on Kamino to protect and oversee republic clone production and training when she was not leading battles.
Revenge of the Sith
Shaak was still a member of the Jedi Council when they became suspicious of Chancellor Palpatine. After Palpatine (secretly known as the Sith Master Darth Sidious) made all troopers kill their Jedi, she was one of the few to survive the purge.
Shaak was training clone cadets on Kamino when the Clone Wars began. She was seen throughout the show as a supporting character.
Star Wars Weekends
- In the video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Shaak had an apprentice named Maris Brood. In this she was killed by Darth Vader's secret apprentice, Starkiller (real name Galen Marek), and Maris went to the Dark side. It is unknown if the game fits in with the current Star Wars canon.