In the fictional Star Wars
universe, Mace Windu
is a Jedi
Master and senior member of the Jedi Council along with his master Yoda
. At the battle of Geonosis, Mace Windu killed Jango Fett
. He led the Jedi to rescue Obi-Wan Kenobi
, Anakin Skywalker
, and Padmé Amidala
from an execution adminstered by Count Dooku
and assigned to be done in a Geonosian fashion
. He appeared in The Phantom Menace
and Attack of the Clones
. Purple is the color of his lightsaber. During the Clone Wars
, he commanded the Republic ground forces on a front attack on the ruins of the Thule
's capital city Kessia.
He is played by the actor Samuel L. Jackson. Jackson requested that he have a purple bladed lightsaber in the films and George Lucas agreed to the request. As a result Jackson's character has the only lightsaber that is not either blue, green, or red in the films.