Star Wars: The Clone Wars completed its run by bringing the animated series up to the events of Order 66, as seen in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. When Darth Sidious tells the Clone Troopers to executive Order 66, the Army of the Grand Republic turns against the Jedi generals that had led it throughout the Clone Wars. The clones attempt to kill the Jedi by any means necessary. Most are successful, wiping out the once-powerful and widespread order fo galactic peacekeepers. Those who survive the first threat, for the most part, don't last long. They're hunted down and exterminated, either by new Sith Lord Darth Vader or by an Inquisitor.
A handful of Jedi (and other Force users) escaped from Order 66 and the Jedi Purge. They were either never found or captured, or were captured and escaped. We've compiled here a list of all the Jedi (and a couple of other relevant Force users) who we know managed to survive Order 66. We've also included a list of those Jedi whose post-Order 66 activities are unknown, but were still on the Insquisitorious' list of escapees at last check. Keep reading to see all of the Jedi who managed to escape from Order 66.
Yoda later trained Luke Skywalker, teaching him the skills he needed to defeat the Sith in his final confrontation with Palpatine and Darth Vader. Yoda died, but returned decades later as a Force ghost to offer Luke more advice during his crisis of faith.
After defeating his friend and former Padawan Anakin Skywalker in a lightsaber duel, Obi-Wan Kenobi conferred with Yoda and saw Anakin's children born. He took the girl, Leia, to Alderaan and left her in the care of Bail Organa. He brought the boy, Luke, to Tatooine and left him with Anakin's stepbrother, Owen, and his wife, Beru.
Obi-Wan remained on Tatooine, living in exile while secretly watching over Luke. He later convinced Luke to join him on one of his foolish adventures, leading Luke to the Rebel Alliance and introduce him to the ways of the Jedi. Obi-Wan died aboard the Death Star, giving himself up to the Force during a duel with his reborn apprentice, Darth Vader.
While on Dathomir, Malicos fell to the Dark Side and became the leader of the Nightbrothers. He deceived the Nighsisters and tried to lure another Jedi survivor, Cal Kestis, to the dark side. Cal resisted and defeated Malicos with the help of one of the Nightsisters, who buried Malicos alive using Dark Side magic.
Maul was no Jedi, but he was a powerful Force user and that made him a target of Order 66. He was aboard a Republic Starship as a prisoner when Order 66 was executed. Commander Rex gave his clone troopers the order to execute Maul, but Ahsoka Tano freed Maul and set him to task distracting the clones.
Maul became a crime lord during the time of the Empire but later became a reclusive hermit. Obsessed with Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Jedi who left him for dead on Naboo, he tracked Obi-Wan to Tatooine. They had a final duel, and Obi-Wan killed Maul. Before he died, Maul asked Obi-Wan if the boy he was watching over was the Chosen One. Obi-Wan said yes, and Maul said he believed Luke would avenge them.
Kannan Jarrus was a young padawan known as Caleb Dume when Order 66 was given. He managed to escape death and capture, then gave up the Jedi way. He hid his Jedi past and changed his name to Kannan Jarrus in order to survive, relying more on a blaster than his lightsaber.
Kannan and his love, Hera Syndulla, led a band of rebels aboard the Ghost. He returned to his Jedi teaching after meeting a young Force-sensitive boy named Ezra Bridger on Lothal. He trained Ezra as his Padawan. Kanna died while the Ghost rescued was rescuing Hera from capture on Lothal.
Cere Junda was captured by the Empire after Order 66 but managed to escape. She severed her connection to the Force in order to stay safe, but she never gave up on her mission to rebuild the Jedi Order.
Cere later met Cal Kestis and rescued him from the Imperial Inquisitorius. She then mentored Cal in the ways of the Jedi.
An encounter with the Imperial Inquisitorious force Cal out of hiding. He was then hunted across the galaxy but received additional Jedi mentoring from Cere Junda.
Ahsoka Tano was once Anakin Skywalker's padawan, but she left the Jedi Order before the execution of Order 66. Nonetheless, she was a target of the order and only survived by freeing Commande Rex of his inhibitor chip.
Ahsoka later joined the Rebel Alliance. She acted as the secret agent Fulcrum before meeting up with the Ghost crew. She later faced down her former master, Darth Vader, and would have died if Ezra Bridger hadn't pulled out and into the world between worlds. She continued to work with the Rebel Alliance and survived long enough to see the Empire fall.
Naq Med was initiated into the Jedi Order, but left to find his own path sometime before Order 66 came down. He met a woman and fell in love and had a family. He later learned of Order 66 and believed Palpatine's reports of a Jedi uprising. Then the Grand Inquisitor tracked him down. Med survived the fight and fled to the planet Pam'ba, where he remained for the rest of his life.
During the era of the New Republic, Med's great-grandson Karr Nuq Sin (pictured above) tracked Med down. Med died with the knowledge that his family had survived and the Jedi were restored. Karr took his great-grandfather's robe and lightsaber and became a Force collector, one who collects stories and artifacts related to the Jedi.
There are some known Jedi whose fates have never been confirmed one way or another. Most Jedi are assumed to have died during the Great Jedi Purge. We have reason to believe the ones listed here may have survived, in most cases because they were presumed to be alive by the Inquisitorious.
- Coleman Kcaj
- Oppo Rancisis
- Quinlan Vos
- Selrahc Eluos
- Ka-Moon Kholi
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