The internet has been overtaken by this new meme called Ultra-Instinct Shaggy, and he’s finding his way into anything from Dragon Ball parodies to Mortal Kombat character requests. Little do some people know that Shaggy had crossed over to a galaxy far far away.
In the original 2D Clone Wars, where they introduce General Grievous, the padawan Sha’a Gi was the first to go down, rushing blindly into the fight. Besides the similar facial features and green lightsaber, it’s also been confirmed by creator Gendy Tartakovsky himself that Sha’a Gi was a straight-up homage to the Scooby-Doo character. They even attempted to give him the trademark voice, but it was dubbed too silly.
Sha’a Gi only had a few minutes of screentime, but he does have a fleshed out backstory in legends:
As it turns out, Sha’a Gi admits that he isn’t much of a fighter and was more gifted on the technical side of things, wishing to be assigned to the Jedi library when his training was completed. The eruption of the Clone Wars led Sha’a Gi and his master to the war zone where they both met their end.
It’s a pretty cool homage, and nobody would have predicted this weird Shaggy-mania that’s going all around the internet right now. Maybe if it gets popular enough, we could have another cameo for Sha’a Gi in canon. Maybe they could put him in the upcoming Star Wars: Fallen Order game by EA? How about the returning Clone Wars series this month?
No release date has been announced for the next season of Clone Wars, but it does arrive this year.