Which Jedi Survived Order 66?

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Order 66 was a pivotal moment in the Star Wars universe. It was the command issued by Emperor Palpatine to eliminate all Jedi Order, leading to the near-eradication of the Jedi. However, not all Jedi were killed during this purge. In this article, we will explore the Jedi who survived Order 66, with a focus on those discussed in canon films and TV shows.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi was one of the most prominent Jedi to survive Order 66. After a fierce lightsaber battle with Darth Vader on Mustafar, Kenobi went into hiding on Tatooine to watch over Luke Skywalker. He remained in exile until he was called upon by the Rebel Alliance to help defeat the Empire.

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Full NameObi-Wan Kenobi
Portrayed byAlec Guinness (original trilogy), Ewan McGregor (prequel trilogy)
First AppearanceStar Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
Last AppearanceStar Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
AffiliationJedi Order, Rebel Alliance
Significant EventsTrained Anakin Skywalker, fought in the Clone Wars, went into exile on Tatooine, watched over Luke Skywalker, defeated Darth Maul, sacrificed himself to allow Luke and Leia to escape the Death Star
Lightsaber ColorBlue
RelationshipsAnakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Qui-Gon Jinn
Personality TraitsWise, calm, courageous, loyal
LegacyObi-Wan Kenobi remains one of the most beloved characters in the Star Wars franchise, with his mentorship of Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker being central to the story. His sacrifice in “A New Hope” is a key moment in the Star Wars universe.

Yoda

Yoda

Yoda, the Grand Master of the Jedi Order, was another Jedi who survived Order 66. After the attack on the Jedi Temple, Yoda went into hiding on the planet Dagobah, where he lived in seclusion for many years. He trained Luke Skywalker in the ways of the Force and helped to defeat the Empire.

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Full NameYoda
Portrayed byFrank Oz (original trilogy, prequel trilogy, sequel trilogy)
First AppearanceStar Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
Last AppearanceStar Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker
AffiliationJedi Order, Galactic Republic, Rebel Alliance
Significant EventsTrained many Jedi, served as Grand Master of the Jedi Order, fought in the Clone Wars, went into exile on Dagobah, trained Luke Skywalker, helped to defeat the Empire
Lightsaber ColorGreen
RelationshipsLuke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader
Personality TraitsWise, eccentric, powerful, patient
LegacyYoda is one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars universe, with his unique syntax and wise teachings becoming legendary. His training of Luke Skywalker was instrumental in the defeat of the Empire.

Kanan Jarrus

Kanan Jarrus / Caleb Dume

Kanan Jarrus, a Jedi Knight who survived Order 66, went into hiding and changed his identity. He took on the persona of a smuggler and became a member of the Rebel Alliance, helping to fight against the Empire. He eventually sacrificed himself to save his fellow rebels in the series finale of Star Wars Rebels.

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Full NameCaleb Dume/Kanan Jarrus
Portrayed byFreddie Prinze Jr. (voice)
First AppearanceStar Wars Rebels: “Spark of Rebellion”
Last AppearanceStar Wars Rebels: “Family Reunion – and Farewell”
AffiliationJedi Order, Rebel Alliance
Significant EventsSurvived Order 66, went into hiding and changed his identity, became a member of the Ghost crew and the Rebel Alliance, trained Ezra Bridger, sacrificed himself to save his fellow rebels
Lightsaber ColorBlue
RelationshipsHera Syndulla, Ezra Bridger, Ahsoka Tano
Personality TraitsCynical, reluctant, courageous, protective
LegacyKanan Jarrus became a beloved character in the Star Wars universe, with his journey from hiding to becoming a key member of the Rebel Alliance inspiring many fans. His sacrifice in the series finale of “Star Wars Rebels” is a key moment in the Star Wars canon.

Ahsoka Tano

Ahsoka Tano

Ahsoka Tano was a Padawan learner of Anakin Skywalker before she left the Jedi Order before the events of Order 66. She was not present during the purge but later faced the Empire as a rebel operative. In the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Ahsoka was able to confront Darth Maul on Mandalore and survive the aftermath of Order 66.

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Full NameAhsoka Tano
Portrayed byAshley Eckstein (voice)
First AppearanceStar Wars: The Clone Wars
Last AppearanceThe Mandalorian
AffiliationJedi Order (formerly), Rebel Alliance
Significant EventsTrained by Anakin Skywalker, left the Jedi Order before Order 66, faced the Empire as a rebel operative, confronted Darth Maul on Mandalore, helped to defeat the Empire
Lightsaber ColorGreen and Blue
RelationshipsAnakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Captain Rex, Sabine Wren
Personality TraitsBrave, headstrong, loyal, independent
LegacyAhsoka Tano has become a beloved character in the Star Wars universe, with her unique journey as a former Jedi Padawan and rebel operative resonating with many fans. Her appearance in “The Mandalorian” has cemented her importance in the Star Wars canon.

Cal Kestis

Cal Kestis

Cal Kestis was a Jedi Padawan who went into hiding after Order 66. He lived in secrecy until he was discovered by the Empire, forcing him to go on the run again. With the help of his friends, Cal was able to uncover a plot by the Empire to create a new army of Sith and ultimately helped to defeat them.

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Full NameCal Kestis
Portrayed byCameron Monaghan (voice and motion capture)
First AppearanceStar Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Last AppearanceStar Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
AffiliationJedi Order, Stinger Mantis crew
Significant EventsSurvived Order 66, went into hiding, discovered by the Empire, helped to uncover a plot to create a new army of Sith, helped to defeat the Empire
Lightsaber ColorBlue and Green
RelationshipsCere Junda, Greez Dritus, BD-1
Personality TraitsTraumatized, resourceful, determined, brave
LegacyCal Kestis is a relatively new character in the Star Wars universe but has already become a fan favorite for his unique journey as a Jedi Padawan on the run from the Empire. His story in “Jedi: Fallen Order” is considered one of the best Star Wars video games in recent years.

While the majority of the Jedi Order were wiped out during Order 66, there were a few notable Jedi who managed to survive. Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Kanan Jarrus, Ahsoka Tano, and Cal Kestis all managed to evade the Empire and went on to play key roles in the fight against the Empire. Their survival not only adds depth to the Star Wars universe but also showcases the resilience and determination of the Jedi in the face of adversity.

Kelleran Beq

Kelleran Beq, a character introduced in the Star Wars franchise, is a prominent Jedi Knight with a unique role in the galaxy far, far away. Beq’s character is central in the series “Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge,” a children’s game show on the Star Wars Kids network, where he is portrayed by actor Ahmed Best. Best is no stranger to the Star Wars universe, having famously given life to the character Jar Jar Binks in the prequel trilogy. In this new role, Beq is depicted as a wise and compassionate Jedi, embodying the values of the Order and serving as a guiding light for the young participants of the challenge.

In The Mandalorian, it was revealed that Beq was the one who snuck Grogu out of the Jedi Temple, confirming that he also survived Order 66. It’s not revealed what happened to him after he handed Grogu off to Naboo guards.

Grogu

As confirmed by his presence in The Mandalorian, set after Order 66, Grogu also survived the purge. At first, his survival was a mystery but Season 3 revealed that he was saved from the attack on the Jedi Temple and transferred to a ship from Naboo.

The Grand Inquisitor

The Grand Inquisitor, originally a Jedi Temple Guard, survived Order 66 because he fell to the dark side before the execution of the order. As the Great Jedi Purge began, he was not targeted for execution because he had already become a servant of the dark side and the newly formed Galactic Empire.

When the Jedi Order fell, he was recruited by Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine to lead the Inquisitorius, a group of dark side adepts whose mission was to hunt down the remaining Jedi survivors. As such, he not only survived Order 66 but also played a significant role in the events that followed.

Luminara Unduli

Luminara Unduli initially survived Order 66 but was apparently captured and killed by the Empire shortly after. It was revealed in Rebels that her bones were used to lure Jedi (like Kanan and Ezra) in to attempt to rescue her, despite being long dead.

Reva

As revealed in Obi-Wan Kenobi, Reva was a child Padawan during Order 66 and survived by hiding under the bodies of her classmates. She swore vengeance on Anakin Skywalker for killing her youngling friends, going so far as to become an Inquisitor to get close enough to kill him.

Cere Junda, Trilla Suduri and the Ninth Sister

Trilla Suduri, who later became the Second Sister, and Masana Tide, who became the Ninth Sister, were both former Jedi Padawans who managed to survive Order 66, but they did so in a tragic way: they fell to the dark side and became Inquisitors for the Empire.

Trilla Suduri was the Padawan of Cere Junda. After the Order 66 was enacted, Cere hid Trilla from the Empire. Unfortunately, they were eventually discovered, and while Cere was being tortured by the Empire, she revealed Trilla’s location. Trilla was then subjected to her own torture and manipulation, which led to her turning to the dark side and becoming the Second Sister.

Devastated by her failure and the fear of her own dark side potential, Cere cut herself off from the Force and went into hiding. She later became a mentor to Cal Kestis in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, aiding him in rebuilding the Jedi Order.

Masana Tide, who would become the Ninth Sister, was a Jedi Knight during the Clone Wars. After surviving Order 66, she was captured by the Empire and succumbed to torture and manipulation, like Trilla. She was then trained to become an Inquisitor, hunting down any surviving Jedi and potential Force-sensitive children.

Taron Malicos

Taron Malicos was a Jedi General during the Clone Wars. When Order 66 was issued, he found himself stranded on Dathomir, a planet strong with the dark side of the Force. He survived by falling to the dark side himself, using his newfound power to manipulate the Nightsister Merrin and establish himself as a ruler on the planet. Malicos attempted to recruit Cal Kestis to his cause in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, but was ultimately defeated by him.

Nari

Nari is another Jedi that Obi-Wan met in his titular TV show. Although Nari also escaped to Tatooine, he is unable to resist openly opposing the Empire and is ultimately publicly killed by the Inquisitors.

Gungi

First appearing in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Gungi was a promising Wookiee Youngling whose destiny was drastically altered by the execution of Order 66. As revealed in season 2, episode 6 of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Gungi managed to survive this devastating order. With the assistance of Clone Force 99, he made his way to Kashyyyk, the homeworld of the Wookiees. Regrettably, his arrival did not go unnoticed, quickly drawing the attention of the Empire. As of now, what becomes of Gungi remains a mystery.

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