The Clone Wars

"Master Sinube, you're right. I've found the intruder and she has my lightsaber. She's a Terellian jango jumper, and hard to keep up with."
―Ahsoka Tano to Tera Sinube about Cassie Cryar[src]

Cassilynda "Cassie" Cryar was a female Terrelian Jango Jumper who lived on Coruscant during the Clone Wars. As a Terrelian Jango Jumper, Cryar possessed advanced skills in acrobatics and agility. Using these natural gifts, Cryar made a living as a thief in the Coruscant Underworld with her accomplice, Ione Marcy.


Nack, Marcy & Cassie

Cassie Cryar with Ione Marcy & Nack Movers.

Cassie Cryar had impressive acrobatics skills, which came in handy as a thief in the Coruscant Underworld. Cassie Cryar's main objective was to steal highly sought-after objects. By helping her partner, Ione Marcy, murder her boyfriend, the Trandoshan assassin Nack Movers, Cassie obtained one of the most valuable items in the galaxy -- a Jedi's Lightsaber. Her desire to keep the lightsaber made her overconfident. She believed she could wield the same power as a Jedi.

Lightsaber Lost[]

In 21 BBY, Marcy's boyfriend, a Trandoshan assassin named Nack Movers, obtained a stolen lightsaber from a pickpocket that had previously belonged to the Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano. With the help of the elder Jedi Master Tera Sinube, Tano tracked her lightsaber to Movers' apartment. Cryar and Marcy had already killed the Trandoshan criminal, however, and when Tano searched the apartment, they discovered Cryar hiding in another room with the stolen saber. Cryar attempted to attack the Jedi Padawan with her lightsaber but was unfamiliar with the weapon and unable to activate it, prompting her to flee out of a window, leading Tano on a chase over the Coruscant rooftops. Sinube chose to remain at the apartment with Marcy, who doubted the girl's claimed innocence in Movers' murder.

Behind the scenes[]

"Cassie is very mischievous and strong, but I also like that she's not sure what she's doing once she gets the lightsaber. She's not necessarily all bad; she's doing what she has to do in order to survive. She's also quite charming in a way. She has this acrobatic, beautiful way of moving as well, especially during the chase scenes with Ahsoka."
Jamie King[[src]]

Concept art of Cassie Cryar

Cassie Cryar first appeared in the eleventh episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series' second season, entitled "Lightsaber Lost." Voiced by actress Jaime King, Cryar was a featured bounty hunter in the season's "Rise of the Bounty Hunters" storyline. King, who had previously voiced bounty hunter Aurra Sing for the show, was drawn to the role for the character's strength. King does not consider Cryar to be a bad person, believing that she is only doing what she needs to survive. Despite being referred to as a bounty hunter once by Tera Sinube, Cryar's actions during the episode itself are only those of a thief, and she does not engage in any form of bounty hunting during the plot.

Cassie Cryar Art of SWTCW

Cassie Cryar

The design of Cassie Cryar was based on one of Iain McCaig's early Sith concepts for the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, the first installment of the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

Cassie Cryar's real first name may be "Cassilyda," although this has never been confirmed.