Mace Windu was a Jedi Master during the Clone Wars. Windu held the position of second chair on the Jedi High Council and was considered to rival Master Yoda in both power and skill. Unlike other Jedi, he wielded a purple bladed lightsaber rather than blue or green.
During the final days of the war, after finding out that Chancellor Palpatine was actually the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, he led a group of Jedi to apprehend the Chancellor. Though the rest of the Jedi were killed, Windu held his ground and was able to defeat the Sith Lord in a duel. He almost finished him off until Anakin intervened and sliced off Windu's right hand, allowing Sidious to shock him with force lightning and push him out the window of the Senate building to his death.
- Kanan: The Last Padawan (First appearance)
- "Homecoming" (Mentioned only)
- Samuel L. Jackson, the actor who portrayed Mace Windu in the Star Wars films, has expressed the opinion that Mace Windu did not perish in Revenge of the Sith, something that George Lucas has apparently supported.