Jedi who survived Command 66.

Palpatine’s final grand plan would have been the end of all the power users in the Star Wars universe, but there were some who managed to slip out of the clone soldiers’ hands.

The last season of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series came to the infamous Command No. 66, when the Ruler ordered the Republican Army clone soldiers to kill the heroes who had fought against the separatists on their side so far, meaning they had to kill all jedit. So on the battlefield, the clones turned against the masters and padawans, while Anakin Skywalker, allowing the dark side to seduce, massacred the youth of the Jedi Temple. The Monarch’s plan proved almost perfect, but in the end only a few escaped the great cleansing. Now we’ve put together their roster. The list includes not only specific Jedi, but also other force users they wanted to end up with as a result of Command 66, the Inquisitors were not included, and Darth Vader was not included, as they switched to the side of the Empire – if you are interested, a separate article on the Inquisitors themselves may be written later. It’s important to now be based on the new canon all the way through, so the events of legends and the events of older video games don’t matter now. 

Jedi who survived Command 66

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Master Kenobi was the first Jedi the Star Wars fans could meet. In 1977, in addition to A New Hope, we had no faint suspicion that other force users had survived the Great War. By this time, the Jedi Order had faded into a myth throughout the galaxy, and the Ruler had almost even erased their memory. However, thanks to Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi training resumed, after all, he took the former chosen one, Anakin’s son, Luke Skywalker, under his wings for the first time. Kenobi played an important role in keeping hope for the galaxy, as he also hid Anakin and Padmé’s children: he took Lei to Alderaan, where Bail Organa became the girl’s foster father, and little Luke to Tatuin, his father’s step-uncle, Owen Lars, and his wife, Beru. 

Yoda

Like Obi-Wan, Master Yoda went into voluntary exile, punishing himself for failing to see through the Monarch’s intrigues and for being in duel with Palpatine, Darth Sidious. Following Command 66, he hid on the planet Dagobah, but for no moment took his eyes off the other surviving force users. Four years before the Battle of Yavin, for example, he contacted Kanan Jarrus by force, who was on his way to the Jedi Temple in Lothal with his new disciple, Ezra Bridger. Trials awaited them in the temple, and Yoda provided a kind of support as a spiritual leader. Years later, Kanan, Ezra and Ahsoka Tano also returned to this temple. Yoda then reappeared to them and helped them escape when the Inquisition struck the company. Later, Luke Skywalker himself visited Yoda at the Dagobah, where the now 900-year-old Jedi Master completed his training as a young Skywalker. After the events of the Empire retaliation, Luke visited Yoda once more, but the old master was very close to the end of his earthly existence. He revealed to Luke that Darth Vader was really none other than Anakin Skywalker and then became one with strength.

Jedi who survived Command 66

Yoda helped the Jedi and the Republic even after his death, appearing as a force of power on the planet Ahch-To, for example, before the elderly Luke. During the Battle of Exegoli, in addition to several legendary Jedi Masters, Rey also heard Yoda’s voice as he fought the resurrected Darth Sidious. After the events of the Empire retaliation, Luke visited Yoda once more, but the old master was very close to the end of his earthly existence. He revealed to Luke that Darth Vader was really none other than Anakin Skywalker and then became one with strength. Yoda helped the Jedi and the Republic even after his death, appearing as a force of power on the planet Ahch-To, for example, before the elderly Luke. During the Battle of Exegoli, in addition to several legendary Jedi Masters, Rey also heard Yoda’s voice as he fought the resurrected Darth Sidious. After the events of the Empire retaliation, Luke visited Yoda once more, but the old master was very close to the end of his earthly existence. He revealed to Luke that Darth Vader was really none other than Anakin Skywalker and then became one with strength. Yoda helped the Jedi and the Republic even after his death, appearing as a force of power on the planet Ahch-To, for example, before the elderly Luke. During the Battle of Exegoli, in addition to several legendary Jedi Masters, Rey also heard Yoda’s voice as he fought the resurrected Darth Sidious.

Ahsoka Tano

Anakin Skywalker’s former student Ahsoka Tano has become the absolute protagonist of the seventh season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. We already knew that Ahsoka had survived Command 66, as he was an important character in the Star Wars: Rebels animated series, and a novel related to it was published, with noble simplicity, entitled Ahsoka. After issuing Command 66, Ahsoka successfully removed the inhibitor chip from his friend, Clone Soldier Rex, forcing all clones to slaughter the Jedi. Rex and Ahsoka thus eventually fled together, and they both tried to get through incognito for years to come. He stood by the rebels throughout the Galactic Civil War, but even before that he played an important role in laying the foundations for the entire rebellion. He clashed several times with his former master, with Anakin Skywalker, now serving as Ruler as Darth Vader. And after the Battle of Endor, he met Sabine Wren of Mandalor again in Lothalon, with whom they set out in search of Ezra Bridger. His subsequent life is not yet known, but all indications are that he will soon appear in the second season of The Mandalorian. 

Jedi who survived Command 66

Darth Maul

Remember, we said in advance, we’re not just going to be Jedi? Like Teacher Ahsoka, Darth Maul (or now simply Maul) was on a Republic Star ship when Command 66 was issued. Rex, still under the influence of the inhibitor chip, ordered the clones to kill Mault as well, but Ahsoka freed his former enemy. Maul escaped the ship unharmed and formed a new criminal organization, the Red Dawn – so Solo: Even at the end of a Star Wars story, a quick cameo might have emerged. She was featured several times in the Star Wars: Rebels animated series, where she tried to lure her to the dark side and accept Ezra Bridger as her student. In the end, however, Obi-Wan’s hatred in the direction of Kenobi just didn’t let him calm down and he visited the old Jedi on the Tatuin. In their final clash, he became the losing party, before his death, however, he even asked Kenobi if the young man the master would take care of on Tatuin would really be chosen. Obi-Wan answered yes, and Maul died in the knowledge that Luke Skywalker might once again pay the Ruler for the nearly complete extermination of the force users. 

Quinlan Vos 

In the case of Quinlan Vos, we have no concrete evidence that the Jedi, who was lured to the dark side, were indeed alive, but in one episode of the Star Wars: Rebels animated series, we also see his name on the Chief Inquisitor’s list of the probably surviving Jedi – Coleman Kcaj , Oppo Rancisis, Selrahc Eluos, and Ka-Moon Kholi, according to the Inquisition, are also conceivable to be alive, but neither of them specified the fate of the Canon. It seems entirely logical that Quinlan Vost was not killed by the clones when Command 66 was issued, as he did not usually serve on the front line, but embarked on secret missions, acting in disguise, integrated into the ranks of the enemy. These abilities may have greatly helped him remain hidden from the Inquisition during the years of the Empire. 

Jedi who survived Command 66

Kirak Infil’a

Although he still survived Command 66, Kirak Infil’a was soon the first to experience what it was like to clash with the new Sith lord, Darth Vader. Infil’a served in the Jedi order, but at some point in the past he committed himself to the Barash vow. In practice, this meant that he was a quasi-monk and could never again come into contact with members of the order. That is why, when Command 66 was issued, he no longer fought on the battlefield, but meditated in the convent of the Al’doleem moon. Vader found him here, and although the first round of their duel was won by the Jedi Master, he pushed Vader into a chasm. The Sith lord shattered his mechanized body to pieces, but relatively quickly managed to scrape himself together with the help of force, and only so incidentally flooded the nearby town. Infil ‘ 

Jocasta No. 

The librarian of the Jedi Temple was still lost on the old, now Legendary timeline in the attacks following Command 66, but survived according to the comics of the new official canon. Jocasta Nu was one of the greatest masters of Jedi mind tricks, so he was also able to trick clones into breaking his life. He hid and started making Jedi holocrons, he wanted to somehow preserve the knowledge of the whole Jedi order so that future generations could learn from it. Jocasta Nu learned that there was also a database in the Jedi library under imperial rule that contained a list of all force-sensitive youths. He wanted to escape the precious medium before the Ruler began searching for and killing the children. In the library, he struggled with the Chief Inquisitor, who would have defeated him, but in the end Darth Vader intervened. The dark Sith lord wanted to capture Nut alive, but he escaped. After a brief chase, Vader only caught the former librarian and had just transported him with the help of assault squads when Jocasta Nu revealed to the soldiers the secret of the lord, i.e. that Vader was actually a former Jedi named Anakin Skywalker.

Before even the assault squads could react, Darth Vader killed them all and then ended up with Nu, who accepted his fate with his arms lowered. Eventually, by the way, Vader did not hand over the list of force-sensitive children to Palpatine, did not even mention it, and destroyed the media. and he would have just transported him with the help of assault squadrons when Jocasta Nu revealed to the soldiers the secret of the lord, that is, Vader was in fact a former Jedi named Anakin Skywalker. Before even the assault squads could react, Darth Vader killed them all and then ended up with Nu, who accepted his fate with his arms lowered. Eventually, by the way, Vader did not hand over the list of force-sensitive children to Palpatine, did not even mention it, and destroyed the media. and he would have just transported him with the help of assault squadrons when Jocasta Nu revealed to the soldiers the secret of the lord, that is, Vader was in fact a former Jedi named Anakin Skywalker. Before even the assault squads could react, Darth Vader killed them all and then ended up with Nu, who accepted his fate with his arms lowered. Eventually, by the way, Vader did not hand over the list of force-sensitive children to Palpatine, did not even mention it, and destroyed the media. 

Jedi who survived Command 66

Ferren Barr

Like several players on our list, Ferren Barr survived Command 66 as a padawan. It wasn’t exactly clear how he managed to avoid the sad end of the Jedi, but somehow he got to the planet Mon Cala. We have to point out that Barr is not in the slightest bit of the classic good Jedi one would imagine. More specifically, with a series of mind tricks, he succeeded in gathering followers around him who later blindly sacrificed themselves for him when Vader and the Inquisition followed. He even set Lee-Chart, the leader of the planet, with his help with mind tricks. Barr not only realized that Anakin Skywalker had become Lord Vader, but also deciphered the plan behind Command 66 and the role of the clone soldiers in it. Thus, when three inquisitors struck, he activated with noble simplicity the incoming, together with the inquisitors, for soldiers in the last clone series, Command 66. The clones thus turned against the Inquisitors, and Batt fled again. In the end, though, he couldn’t escape his fate either: he clashed with Vader and he was left below. 

Eeth Koth

He fought in the Clone Wars for two years and was a member of the Jedi Council, but later, for reasons not clear, Master Eeth Koth left the order. So at the time of the 66th command, he was no longer a Jedi, but of course he still had to hide. He became a priest, found love, and had a child. Shortly after his little birth, however, Vader and the Inquisitors found him. The events took place in the worst-case scenario: Lord Vader killed him and the newborn was taken away to raise him as an imperial agent. 

Kannan Jarrus

It’s time to move on to one of the protagonists of the Rebels animated series. Kannan Jarrus’s original name was none other than Caleb Dume, but under the reign of the Empire, there was by definition no life insurance to use his real name. His master, Depa Billaba, sacrificed himself for Kannan to escape the 66th order and was later taken under his wings by a smuggler named Janus Kasmir. He joined a small resistance group, the crew of a ship called the Spirit. During the events of Star Wars: Rebels, he began to return to the path of the Jedi again, accepting Ezra Bridger as his disciple. Darth Maul blinded him to the Malachor, but that did not stop the Jedi Knight from remaining a trained lightsaber turner, and even made his relationship with the force even closer. Kannan eventually lost his life during one of their missions while his love, Hera saved Syndulla from captivity. In the age of Skywalker, Rey also heard his voice in the scene mentioned earlier.

Jedi who survived Command 66

Cal Kestis

The video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order introduced us to several new characters, the first of which is now about the protagonist himself. Cal Kestis was still a young padawan when the 66th Order was issued. His master, Jaro Tapal, gave his life to help Cal escape. The young padawan took with him the damaged lightsaber of Master Tapal, but of course he carefully hid from everyone that he had ever had any connection with the Jedi Order. It was hidden on the planet Bracca, which was actually the wreckage of the Empire. He started working in the demolition brigade, but one day there was an accident, and he could only save his friend’s life by using the force again, thus exposing himself meaningfully, and the inquisitors began to persecute him. He ran into another former Jedi, Cere Junda, pretty quickly, 

Cere Junda

The fate of Cere Junda is perhaps even more tragic than Cal Kestis. After the 66th order, they fled with his disciple, Trilla Suduri, and even took several young Jedi with them. After that, the Inquisitors only managed to capture him and subjected him to brutal torture in their fortress. As long as he could, he tried to resist, but in the end he was just broken and told the Imperials where to find his disciple and the other youth. Padawan, Trilla Suduri, was also captured and even moved to the dark side, becoming an inquisitor named the Second Sister. Now as the Second Sister, Suduri went into the room where Junda was being guarded and began to mock his former master. Junda was finally overwhelmed with anger and desperate rage when he broke free, killing everyone except Sudurin in the room.

Taron malicos

And after Cal Kestis and Cere Junda, we still have to talk about one of the supporting characters in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. He is none other than Taron Malicos, with whom we run on the planet Dathomir in the game. Malicos served as a Jedi General during the Clone Wars, and following the 66th Order, he fled to Dathomir and hid there as well. The dark side of the planet was completely overwhelmed, and in parallel it became the leader of the night brothers. He tried to lure even Cal Kestis to the dark side, but of course he was unsuccessful. Cal defeated him in a duel, and eventually a night sister named Merrin buried him alive with the help of a spell. Not a pleasant ending, so much sacred. 

Naq Med

Naq Med is a really special character on our list, we could meet him in the 2019 novel Force Collector. Although taught by the Jedi, even before the outbreak of the Clone Wars, he left the order to go his own way, and soon after he also started a family. Since he was not a direct player in the events, he believed the monarch’s lies, he really thought the Jedi had betrayed the republic. However, he had to realize that this was not true, as he had also been found by the Inquisition, specifically the Chief Inquisitor tried to kill him. Naq Med overcame the Inquisitor with great difficulty and fled to the planet Pam’ba, which he did not even leave for the rest of his life. In the New Republic era, his grandson, Karr Nuq Sin, tracked him down, so Naq eventually died in the knowledge that his family had successfully survived the imperial purges and the Inquisition.

Jedi who survived Command 66

Luminara Unduli

His fate may have been more horrible than if he had simply been killed when Command 66 was issued. The Jedi Master of the Mirialan race was captured, transported to the planet Stygeon Prime, and executed shortly after in the presence of the Chief Inquisitor. However, Unduli could not rest in peace: for years, rumors circulated throughout the galaxy that Luminara Unduli was one of the survivors. However, all this was nothing more than a trick of the Inquisition and the Empire, so they wanted to lure the hiding Jedi. Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger also overcame this deception and traveled to Stygeon Prime to free the Jedi Master. Here, however, only Unduli’s completely withered body was found.

Just to mention, the following four Jedi are known to be known from the Star Wars: Uprising video game to have survived Command 66, but were soon killed by the Inquisitors: Nuhj, Mususiel, Zubain Ankonori, Khandra appeared in the form of the Holocron in the mobile game mentioned. We know from the short story The End of History in Star Wars Insider 154 that a Jedi named Uvell was also one of the survivors. 

Do you think we may have missed someone? Of course, this is smoothly conceivable. Feel free to expand the list below in the comments as well, but keep in mind that this is just a canon now, so comics from Dark Horse Comics or Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, for example, don’t matter. 

Jedi who survived Command 66

Thanks for the ideas we’ve received since the article was published, and we’ve added a few names to the list since then.