Kit F’n Fisto

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So, it may be completely illogical, but Kit Fisto is my absolute favorite Jedi from the Star Wars franchise.

See, here’s the thing: I don’t particularly like Star Wars. I mean, I don’t hate it by any stretch of the imagination. But on the -10 (hate it) to zero (impartial) to +10 (love it) number scale of how much I care for Star Wars as a whole, we’re talking somewhere between 2 and 4. There’s some cool stuff in there, and the movies are enjoyable enough, but, holy shit, do people care WAYYY too much about a bunch of movies from the 70s and their various spin-offs!

Which is part of why my adoration for Kit Fisto is so strange! See, on that same -10 to +10 scale, he’s somewhere around +7 or +8, and it’s because of… the big piles of nothing he did in the prequel trilogy. Kit Fisto did absolutely NOTHING in those movies, except LOOK really freakin’ cool. And I love him for it.

I know he’s supposed to be really cool in the Genndy Tartakovsky-directed Clone Wars series of animated shorts. I haven’t seen those. Apparently he’s pretty cool in the ongoing Clone Wars series being featured on Cartoon Network right now. I don’t watch that show. And he’s seemingly done some cool shit in the Star Wars comics. Well, I don’t read those.

My entire experience with Kit Fisto is based on his few minutes of screen time in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. That’s it. And maybe I’ve subconsciously intentionally not gone and investigated more of Kit’s life, for fear of finding out he’s not really as cool as I think he is.

Kit Fisto even inspired me to invent a new word to describe his tentacles; “Squidlocks.” Squidlocks are any tentacles that protrude from the head to resemble human dreadlocks. Davy Jones, in Pirates of the Caribbean parts 2 and 3, is another character who has squidlocks (as well as a tentacled beard; I haven’t come up with a term for that one, yet).

I dunno, man. Kit Fisto is freaking amazing, and there’s nothing you can do or say to convince me otherwise.