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Is Star Wars Visions S2 Episode 4 Hiding A Fallen Order Easter Egg?

One of the strongest elements of the Disney+ series "Star Wars Visions" — aside from the numerous brilliant animation styles it puts on display — is its detachment from the wider "Star Wars" canon. Many of the shorts very well could take place alongside the Skywalker saga and its connected tales, but instead, they stand as their own little adventures. At the same time, there's some connective tissue present in each installment of the anthology series to remind viewers that what they're watching is inspired by a galaxy far, far away.

One of these nods to the existing "Star Wars" universe seems to come in the fourth episode of "Visions" Season 2, Aardman Animations' "I Am Your Mother." The episode focuses on a low-stakes family race organized by a local flight academy, which urges pilots-in-training to team up with their parents to win. One of the ships involved — a long vessel with a thruster on the bottom and a towering fin on top — might look quite familiar to fans of the video game "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order." While not the exact ship, it does bear a striking resemblance to the Stinger Mantis: Greez Dritus' (Daniel Roebuck) ship that serves as a hub throughout the game.

The Mantis has become a major part of the legacy of "Fallen Order," hence why its story continues beyond the widely-beloved game.

The Stinger Mantis returns in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Just under five years since "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" arrived for gamers everywhere to enjoy, its sequel has entered the gaming landscape. "Star Wars Jedi: Survivor" continues the story of Cameron Monaghan's Cal Kestis as he struggles to stay alive under the oppressive eye of the Galactic Empire. Unsurprisingly, the game takes Cal's story in new directions, full of new characters and environments for players to explore. At the same time, it's not without some familiar touches, such as the ever-reliable Stinger Mantis.

As he works under Saw Gerrera, Cal uses the Mantis as his primary form of transportation. After departing Coruscant in a hurry, the ship is heavily damaged, resulting in him crash-landing the vessel on the planet Koboh. Thankfully, Cal went to the planet to meet with his old friend Greez Dritus, so with his help, he was able to get it back into working order. This way, they could travel to Jedha to meet up with another familiar "Fallen Order" face, Cere Junda (Debra Wilson), to further their goal of rebuilding the Jedi Order.

For all the Stinger Mantis fans out there, "Star Wars Jedi: Survivor" is currently available on all major video gaming platforms, and "Star Wars Visions" Season 2 is currently streaming exclusively on Disney+.