In Star Wars, there were many clues as to who removed Kamino from the Jedi archives, but the suspect was never confirmed in canon.

During Star Wars: Attack of the clonesObi-Wan Kenobi is sent to investigate the attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala’s life, which eventually leads him to the planet Kamino, the place where the dart used in Amidala’s assassination attempt was made. During his investigation, Kenobi discovers that the planet was removed from the Jedi Archives, which remains an unsolved mystery following the Jedi’s journey to Kamino. While the culprit was never officially revealed in canon, a story in Legends claims Count Dooku deleted the files, confirming the suspicion of many fans.

After meeting an old friend Dexter Jettster at a restaurant on Coruscant, Kenobi learns of the planet Kamino on the Outer Rim. His exploration of the archives misses the planet, but the maps show stars gravitating around an empty cosmic mass where Kamino is supposed to be. Yoda and his sons conclude that the files were tampered with and suggest that Kenobi travel to the coordinates of the empty mass to confirm the existence of Kamino.

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While on Kamino, Kenobi learns that Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas tasked the Kaminoans with creating an army of clones, which would serve the interests of the Galactic Republic. During his conversation with Prime Minister Lama Su, Kenobi is surprised to learn that Sifo-Dyas commissioned the clones. Despite his discovery that Jango Fett was behind Amidala’s assassination attempt, the mystery surrounding Kamino’s omission from the files is not addressed in future films. According to George Lucas’ audio commentary on Revenge of the Sith, this plot point was eventually dropped to help focus on Anakin’s development.

The closest the canon comes to solving Kamino’s disappearance from the archives is the season 6 episode of The Clone Wars “The Lost One”, which reveals what happened to Sifo-Dyas and how he came into contact with the Kaminoan cloners. A former member of the Jedi High Council, Sifo-Dyas believed that the Galactic Republic was drawing ever closer to war, prompting him to push forward the development of the Grand Army of the Republic. These views eventually caused Sifo-Dyas to be removed from his position on the council and forced to work with the Kaminoans in secret.

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When the Kaminoans began working in this army, Supreme Chancellor Valorum sent Sifo-Dyas on a mission to take care of the Pyke Syndicate. In “The Lost One”, a syndicate member tells Anakin Skywalker and Kenobi that a man named Darth Tyrannus paid them to shoot down Sifo-Dyas’ ship. During the episode, Darth Tyrannus reveals himself as Dooku and confirms the truth about who commissioned the clone army. As the Jedi Council ponders why their enemy created an army to aid the Republic, Yoda believes that it is the work of the Dark Lord of the Sith and that the Jedi must “play his game.” Although the episode suggests that Dooku was the one who removed Kamino from the files, it was never fully confirmed.

Despite its omission from canon, the novel Legends Star Wars: Labyrinth of Evil by James Lucino confirms that Dooku removed the planet from the archives. During a conversation with Yoda, Kenobi wonders if Sifo-Dyas removed the planet from the archive and thus the real Darth Tyrannus. Yoda confirms that Sifo-Dyas died before Jango Fett reached Kamino, which means the only culprit left was Dooku. “I have a theory, nothing more. Murder, Dooku committed. Then, from the Jedi files he erased Kamino, he did it. Of that manipulation, proof that Master Jocasta Nu found, proof of Dooku’s action, although well hidden” Yoda explained. .

By removing Kamino from the archives, Dooku was able to hide the job he kidnapped from Sifo-Dyas and create an army of clones that would one day serve the Sith. This allowed him and Darth Sidious to push the Kaminoans to install inhibitor chips on the clones, ultimately forcing them to obey Order 66. While this omission may seem like a small detail, it ultimately allowed Darth Sidious to ‘hide the fact. that he was undermining the Republic from within.

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