Star Wars Episode I took us back to the desert world of Tatooine, and we learned that it was the home planet of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, as well as his son Luke (Although Luke was born on the Polis Massa asteroids in “Revenge of the Sith” he spent most of his early life on the planet). Shortly thereafter, Ki-Adi-Mundi would journey to the planet itself on his own business (Although he had a brief stopover on the previous arc), where it turns out that a wayward Jedi-Shared Hett- might have joined the Tusken Raiders, or “Sandpeople” of the planet.
Enlisting the aid of Jabba the Hutt to get safe passage to the desert, he’s soon betrayed by Jabba’s men, and eventually meets Shared Hett-who has gone native after crash landing on the planet years ago-and his son, A’shared Hett, born from a Tusken woman. He learns that Jabba is deliberately provoking a war on Tatooine to weaken his rival, Gardulla (Who was Anakin’s old owner before Watto, and seen briefly during the pod race in the film). In addition Aurra Sing-also glimpsed during the Pod Race, and a formidable, force-sensitive bounty hunter-is also on the prowl.
In the final battle, Aurra fatally weakens Shared, but Ki-Adi-Mundi promises to train his son as a Jedi. However, this act will have deep ramifications down the line in the “Legends” continuity.