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Padawan braid

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Anakin Skywalker wearing his Padawan braid.

A Padawan braid was a type of braid worn by Jedi Padawans that were of species that grew hair on their heads. When a padawan was declared a Knight, the braid was shorn off with a lightsaber.

In the New Jedi Order, the practice of apprentices wearing braids was all but forgotten, though Ben Skywalker revived the old tradition for himself when he was unofficially apprenticed to Jacen Solo.

Behind the scenesEdit

Between scenes of the prequel trilogy movies, Padawan braids worn by Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker often change sides. All of these are mistakes in the movies. (This could be due to the shot being flipped in post-production, or they wore hair extensions put on for the scene, not real braids that take months or years to grow.)


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