Mace Windu is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed by actor Samuel L. Jackson in the prequel films and voiced by Jackson in the animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars while voice actor Terrence C. Carson voices him in other projects particularly The Clone Wars television series. He appears as a human male, Master of the Jedi High Council and one of the last members of the order’s upper echelons before the Galactic Republic’s fall. He is the Council’s primary liaison, although the Clone Wars caused him to question his most firmly held beliefs. Despite him questioning his beliefs, he was a staunch follower of the Jedi and their ways and was distrustful of Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker much like most council members, particularly because he felt that latter had dangerous potential. Towards the end of the Clone Wars, he learns from Skywalker that Supreme Chancellor Palpatine is the Sith Lord Darth Sidious and attempts to kill him only to be betrayed by Skywalker who slices his arm off as he almost delivers the killing blow to Palpatine, allowing the latter to strike him with force lightning and send him to his death. His death was the final straw in Anakin’s turn to the dark side and eventual annihilation of the Jedi Order by Palpatine.