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Every Major Jedi Who Survived Order 66

There are few moments in "Star Wars" history more dramatic than the activation of Order 66 in "Revenge of the Sith." In a brief montage that feels like it lasts forever, fans witness dozens of Jedi mercilessly gunned down by clone troopers acting on the order of Darth Sidious. It is a moment that will forever live in infamy for "Star Wars" fans, made all the more depressing with new explorations of Order 66 in "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "Star Wars: The Bad Batch."

From the ashes of Order 66 comes a new era in the series' fictional universe that gives rise to the tyrannical rule of the Empire. The few remaining Jedi are hunted down and destroyed, either by the elite Inquisitors or Darth Vader himself. Fortunately, a handful of these Jedi survive long enough to instruct a new generation of Jedi (led by Luke Skywalker) who would defeat the Empire and restore balance to the galaxy.

Order 66 and its fallout have been detailed in countless "Star Wars"-related movies, TV shows, comic books, and video games, including the highly anticipated Disney+ miniseries, "Obi-Wan Kenobi." Set a decade after "Revenge of the Sith," the series explores Obi-Wan's adventures on Tatooine as he struggles to avoid capture and execution in the wake of Order 66. However, Obi-Wan is far from the only Jedi who survived Order 66.

Here are the most noteworthy Jedi who survived the events of "Revenge of the Sith" and what happened to them after Order 66 occurred.

Coleman Kcaj

Not to be confused with Coleman Trebor — the Vurk Jedi High Council member killed on Geonosis by Jango Fett — Coleman Kcaj is a Jedi Master appointed to the Council in 19 BBY (the same year that Order 66 took place). A minor character in the prequel films and in "The Clone Wars" series, Kcaj is seen mostly in the background, appearing in scenes that focus on some of the Council's most critical decisions in the Clone Wars. These include Ahsoka's trial for the bombing of the Jedi Temple (a crime she was falsely accused of), Anakin's appointment to the Council, and the Council's decision to send Obi-Wan to Utapau to combat General Grievous.

Given his lack of speaking lines and his minimal exploration in the extended lore of  "Star Wars," not much is known about Kcaj before or after "Revenge of the Sith." However, his name briefly appears on a holographic list within the Inquisitors' archives of known Order 66 survivors seen in the 2017 comic "Darth Vader." The Grand Inquisitor said that he is "certain" the Jedi who appeared on the list are still alive, saying, "Unfortunately... they have hidden themselves extremely well." It's unknown if the Inquisitors or Vader ever locate Kcaj or the other Jedi on the list, but it's almost certain he continued to remain in hiding to avoid the Empire's detection, as was the case with most Order 66 survivors.

Oppo Rancisis

Oppo Rancisis is another Jedi Master that appeared as a member of the High Council throughout the events of the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy. Known for his snake-like lower body, Rancisis is a Thisspiasian Jedi Knight renowned for his wisdom and considered one of the most level-leaded members of the Council. He even voices concern over the potential danger posed by a young Anakin before he is admitted to the Order. Rarely brandishing his lightsaber in combat, Rancisis preferred participating in the Clone Wars effort from a more strategic position on Coruscant.

One of the few missions Rancisis physically participated in comes at the end of the Clone Wars when he joins Stass Allie and Quinlan Vos during the Siege of Saleucami. While they are on the planet, Order 66 is issued by Darth Sidious, with Republic clone troopers promptly murdering Allie while Rancisis manages to escape. Like several other Jedi on this list, it is unknown what became of Rancisis after Order 66 was executed. However, he is briefly mentioned by the Grand Inquisitor in "Darth Vader" as one of the known Jedi survivors who had gone into hiding after the war, his name appearing alongside other former Council members like Coleman Kcaj.

Kirak Infil'a

Kirak Infil'a is a Jedi Master exclusively seen in the "Star Wars" comic "Darth Vader." There, it is established that Infil'a is a powerful member of the Jedi Order who has taken the Barash Vow, a form of self-imposed exile that cuts Jedi off from the Order to strengthen their connection to the Force. The devout Infil'a lives on a Jedi monastery on the moon of Al'doleem and spends his time perfecting his lightsaber skills while the Clone Wars unfold around him.

As Infil'a is removed from the happenings of the Jedi Order during "Revenge of the Sith," he avoids being killed alongside his Jedi brethren when Order 66 took place. However, the Emperor — realizing the Jedi Master is still alive and aware of Infil'a's lightsaber akills — soon sends Darth Vader to kill Infil'a and bring Sidious his lightsaber. Sidious — leery of Vader's skills after his defeat on Mustafar — hopes this will serve as the ultimate test for Vader to ensure the Sith Lord is strong enough to do the Emperor's bidding.

Infil'a proves himself a formidable opponent for Vader, severely damaging his armor after throwing the Sith Lord from a cliff. However, Vader uses Infil'a's emotions to his advantage in their second duel, deliberately flooding a city filled with innocent people nearby. When Infil'a tries using the Force to save the city's population from drowning, Vader snaps the distracted Jedi's neck, throwing his body into the submerged city so that Infil'a perishes with those he tried to protect.

Ferren Barr

Ferren Barr was an Iktotchi Jedi Knight who trained as a Padawan during the Clone Wars. Little is known about his early days, training period within the Jedi Order, or service during the Clone Wars. However, he somehow survives the immediate aftermath of Order 66, going into hiding on Mon Cala and avoiding the detection of the Imperial forces for a short time after the end of the Republic.

On Mon Cala, Barr serves as an advisor to the Mon Calamari's monarch, King Lee-Char, secretly orchestrating the death of the Imperial ambassador to the planet and the king's capture by the Empire. All of this is set up by Barr to ignite a war between the Mon Calamari and the Empire, with Barr correctly theorizing that the Mon Calamari's involvement in the Rebel Alliance would contribute to the destruction of the Empire.

Bitter over the destruction of the Jedi, Barr becomes corrupted by the Force, using it primarily as a means to avenge the Jedi and destroy the Empire. Through the Force, Barr uses mind-control to warp the minds of several impressionable Force users that he takes under his wing. Though Barr's plan to defeat the Empire would succeed years later, Barr himself would meet his end by way of Darth Vader when the Sith Lord arrived in Mon Cala, brutally killing Barr and all his disciples.

Eeth Koth

A High Council member seen in the prequel trilogy and "The Clone Wars," Eeth Koth is a Jedi Master whose relationship with the Order can be described as tumultuous. During the first half of the Clone Wars Koth loses his seat on the Council to Master Agen Kolar, with Koth shortly thereafter leaving the Order. However, Koth's demotion serves as his salvation, as he is able to avoid being exterminated along with most other members of the High Council when Order 66 begins.

Less than five years after the Empire's establishment, Koth completely severs his ties to the Jedi Order, becoming a priest in the Church of the Ganthic Enlightenment, taking on a wife and fathering an infant daughter. Moments after his daughter's birth, Darth Vader and his Inquisitors arrive on the planet Koth and his family are hiding on. Wanting to protect his family, Koth tries to beg for his life before offering knowledge regarding the whereabouts of other Jedi Masters who had escaped the Purge to Vader, who quickly rebuffs him.

A duel ensues between the two former Jedi, with Koth tapping into his inner anger and frustration during the battle. When Koth grows momentarily distracted upon realizing his daughter was in the hands of the Inquisitors, Vader takes the opportunity to fatally stab Koth in the back. Vader then orders Koth's Force-sensitive daughter to be taken away for Project Harvester, deeming her an ideal candidate for the Inquisitorius Program.

Jocasta Nu

Anyone familiar with "Attacks of the Clones" will likely remember a certain sassy librarian who assists Obi-Wan when he tries locating the lost planet of Kamino. The Chief Librarian of the Jedi Archives and a former member of the High Council, Nu acts as a protector of the Archives throughout the Clone Wars. Though advanced in years, Nu is a knowledgable Force user who duels with Cad Bane to protect a Jedi holocron.

Nu barely escapes the Jedi Temple to survive Order 66. With the aid of her assistant, Nu uses her extensive knowledge of the Force to covertly try and rebuild the Jedi Order while preserving Jedi artifacts. The Emperor orders Darth Vader and the Inquisitors to capture Nu and bring her to him, believing her knowledge would come to great use in the service of the Empire.

Nu attempts to live in secrecy after she departs from the Jedi Temple. However, when she realizes the Jedi left behind a holocron containing the names of Force-sensitive children the Sith could recruit into their Inquisitorius Program, she returns to Coruscant and is soon trapped within the Temple by Darth Vader and captured. In Imperial custody, Nu privately begs Vader to destroy the holocron, telling Vader that should Sidious acquire it, it would only be a matter of time before he finds a new apprentice to replace Vader. After revealing her knowledge of Vader's true identity, Vader kills Nu and the guards watching over her to ensure his anonymity before destroying the holocron and telling the Emperor that he learned nothing from Nu.

Luminara Unduli

Another fairly well-known member of the Jedi Council during the Clone Wars, Luminara Unduli is a Jedi Master who sees active service during the war. Luminara is sent to Kashyyyk to aid Master Yoda in defending the Wookiees' homeland from invading Separatist armies. Like Yoda, Luminara is participating in the battle when Order 66 is issued. Unlike Yoda — who manages to defend himself against his clones and flee from the planet — Luminara is not so fortunate.

Distracted by the treachery of her fallen Padawan, Barriss Offee, Luminara is overpowered by her clone troopers. However, unlike most other Jedi commanders, Luminara is not outright killed by her troops but is instead placed in the custody of the newly-formed Empire. Luminara is then held captive in the Spire prison on Stygeon Prime as the Emperor officially declares the end of the Jedi and the Republic. Shortly afterward, she is executed by her Imperial jailers in the presence of the Grand Inquisitor.

Years later, Luminara is widely believed to have been killed during Order 66. Amid rumors that she had survived and is being held in Imperial custody on Stygeon Prime, the Rebel crew of the Ghost launch a rescue mission to free her. Upon their arrival, though, they discovered only Luminara's corpse, as her remains are being used by the Empire to lure in any wayward Jedi. The Ghost crew barely manages to flee from the planet, using their knowledge of Luminara's death to dispel any rumors about her survival, preventing any other Jedi from falling into the Empire's trap.

The Inquisitors

The Inquisitorius Program is comprised of some of the deadliest Dark Side Force wielders in the galaxy, and their primary objective is the complete eradication of the Jedi. Every time they've been featured in a "Star Wars" comic, TV show, or video game, they're seen hunting down renegade Jedi who've survived Order 66 or carrying out the orders of Emperor Palpatine. Each member possesses a unique origin story explaining how they were recruited into the Inquisitorius Program. However, many of them were once Jedi faithfully serving the Order.

Many were trained as Padawans during the Clone Wars and joined the Inquisitorius as a way to avoid execution alongside their Jedi Masters during Order 66. However, others truly believed in the teachings of the Sith or disliked the Jedi. Before issuing Order 66, Palpatine realizes that a few Jedi would survive the purge and that he would need a force of Force-using warriors to hunt down these stragglers. Knowing these Padawans are not yet dedicated members of the Jedi nor strong enough to pose a serious threat to his Empire, Palpatine gives these young survivors the option to join the Inquisitorius Program, training them in the ways of the Dark Side to strengthen their skills.

There have been many prominent members of the Inquisitorius, including former Jedi like the Grand Inquisitor and the Second, Third, and Fourth Sister. While formerly loyal to the Jedi, almost every Inquisitor fully embraces the Dark Side, using it to hunt down their former brethren and prove themselves in the eyes of Darth Vader and the Emperor in the hopes of one day becoming a Sith Lord.

The Grand Inquisitor

As was the case with many of his underlings, the Grand Inquisitor was once a fledgling Jedi in his own right. Formerly a Jedi Temple Guard who oversees the arrest and trial of Ahsoka Tano for her alleged role in the bombing of the Temple, the Grand Inquisitor grows dissatisfied with the Jedi Order, privately agreeing with the belief that the Jedi are becoming too active in the Clone Wars.

Falling to the sway of the Dark Side before the fall of the Republic, the Grand Inquisitor leaves the Jedi just before Order 66. Looking for someone to lead his elite Inquisitorius Program, the Emperor appoints the fallen Jedi Knight as the Grand Inquisitor of his new faction. In the years after the Clone Wars, the Grand Inquisitor acts as the right-hand man of Darth Vader, hunting down numerous Jedi spread throughout the galaxy with his fellow Inquistors.

When he proves unable to end the burgeoning Rebel Alliance on Lothal, the Grand Inquisitor voluntarily kills himself rather than face the infamous ire of Darth Vader. However, Vader uses his knowledge of the Force to prevent the Inquisitor's spirit from passing on, binding his ghost to a Jedi outpost on Tempes, where he is ordered to kill any Jedi who arrive seeking knowledge of the Force. After failing to kill Luke — who arrives looking for a new lightsaber after his duel with Vader on Cloud City — the Grand Inquisitor begs Vader to release him from his confinement. However, the Sith Lord leaves him there, dooming the Grand Inquisitor to serve as his pawn on Tempes for eternity.

Cere Junda

Players of "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" are sure to know that the game's protagonist, Cal Kestis, wasn't the only Jedi survivor of Order 66. Cal's second master, Cere Junda, was a Jedi Master in the waning months of the Clone Wars. When Order 66 is implemented, Cere deliberately draws the attention of Imperial forces, hoping to distract them long enough for her Padawan, Trilla Suduri, and several younglings to escape.

Upon her capture, Cere is relentlessly tortured by Imperial jailers in the hopes that she will reveal the location of the younglings. While she withstands the barbaric interrogation for some time — even resisting Darth Vader himself — she eventually breaks, leading to the capture of Suduri. When Suduri — who has become the Second Sister — confronts Cere, Cere temporarily gives into her anger and hatred, using the Dark Side to kill all of her captors (except Suduri) and escape from her imprisonment.

Recognizing the danger of the Dark Side and her susceptibility to it, Cere cuts herself off from the Force. After years of hiding from the Empire, Cere saves the former Jedi Padawan, Cal Kestis, from being killed by the Second Sister on Bracca. When the two came across a holocron containing the names of Force-sensitive children, Cere realizes they could use the information to rebuild the Jedi Order, agreeing to take Cal as her Padawan and complete his training. However, after a brush with the Second Sister and Darth Vader, the two Jedi realize how dangerous the holocron could be in the Sith's hands and destroy it instead.

Cal Kestis

The main protagonist of "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order," Cal Kestis, was a teenage Padawan under Jedi Master Jaro Tapal when the Great Jedi Purge commenced. Able to sense the clones' imminent betrayal, Tapal defends himself and Cal from the troopers' onslaught, buying Cal time to make it to a nearby escape pod. Heeding his master's dying request that he remain faithful to the Jedi, a traumatized Cal flees in the escape pod, avoiding Imperial detection for five years afterward.

While Cal manages to lay low by working as a scrapper on Bracca, he is located by the Inquisitorius after using the Force to save one of his best friends from falling to his death. When the Second and Ninth Sisters arrive on Bracca, Cal is rescued by former Jedi Master Cere Junda. Knowing that he will be unable to hide from the Empire any longer, Cal embraces his roots as a Jedi, convincing Cere to complete his training and locate a lost holocron, with the plan to form a new Jedi Order one day.

As Cal learns the ways of the Force under Cere, he participates in various missions sabotaging the Empire's rule across the galaxy. While he would eventually fulfill his dream of becoming a full-fledged Jedi Knight, he also realized the danger the holocron's contents could pose if it ended up in the Sith's possession. Cal and Cere then destroy the holocron, putting their plans to rebuild the Jedi Order on indefinite hold.

Quinlan Vos

The Jedi Master to Aayla Secura and the main love interest of Asajj Ventress, Quinlan Vos wears many hats throughout the Clone Wars. Skilled in the Jedi art of retrocognition, he is one of the Jedi's most gifted trackers and one of the Order's most rebellious and unorthodox members. Initially a Jedi Master, he eventually partners with former Sith acolyte Ventress and briefly falls to the Dark Side after coming into contact with Count Dooku, becoming the Count's apprentice before returning to the Jedi after Ventress' death by Dooku's hand.

Vos sees significant action during the final months of the Clone Wars, participating in the Siege of Saleucami, the battle of Boz Pity, and the defense of Kashyyyk within a short period of time. Cos is fighting in the Wookiees' battle against the Separatists on Kashyyyk when Order 66 is issued, which causes Vos's soldiers, led by clone commander Faie — who Vos fiercely dislikes — to hunt Vos through the planet's swamplands. When the clones threaten to destroy a nearby Wookiee village if Vos fails to show himself, Vos springs into action, killing Faie and his clones before departing with his new lover, Khaleen Hentz, from the planet.

Very little is known about what happens to Vos after Order 66. Officially, he is declared dead by the Coruscant Security Force, yet rumors surrounding his survival continued to resonate throughout the galaxy, with Darth Vader and Ferren Barr believing he is still alive out there somewhere.

Kanan Jarrus

Kanan Jarrus has one of the most exciting stories in "Star Wars." A teenage Padawan named Caleb Dume during the Clone Wars, Caleb is fighting on the planet Kaller with his master Depa Billaba and the Bad Batch when the clones are told to execute Order 66. In the ensuing chaos, Billaba sacrifices herself to save Caleb, who is then pursued by the Bad Batch, barely managing to survive against the mind-controlled Crosshair's sniper fire.

Renaming himself Kanan Jarrus, Kanan joins the crew of the Ghost, becoming its unofficial leader while severing his connection to the Force. It isn't until the Ghost's crew comes into contact with the young Ezra Bridger that Kanan re-embraced his status as a Jedi, becoming Ezra's master and setting out to end the Empire. As he is never more than a Padawan himself, Kanan also attempts to complete his training and officially become a Jedi Knight — something he accomplishes in the second season of "Star Wars: Rebels."

Like the rest of the Ghost's crew, Kanan joins the Rebel Alliance after taking Ezra as his Padawan. After being blinded by Maul and conceiving a child with his fellow crewmate, Hera, Kanan meets his end after rescuing Hera from Imperial captivity. When a nearby AT-AT destroys a fuel depot, Kanan uses the Force to push Hera and his friends away from the blast radius, perishing in the following explosion. However, Kanan makes several appearances in "Rebels" and "The Rise of Skywalker" as a Force spirit, vocally supporting Rey during her battle with Sidious on Exegol.


Fan-favorite Grogu belongs to the same species as Yoda, meaning that, despite his infant-like behavior and appearance, he is actually far older than he appears to be during the events of "The Mandalorian." Approximately 60 years old during the prequels trilogy, Grogu is little more than a Jedi youngling when the Great Jedi Purge takes place and is present at the Jedi Temple when Anakin and the 501st Legion arrive to exterminate the Jedi.

It's unknown how Grogu survives, but it is revealed in "The Book of Boba Fett" that he witnesses the deaths of three Jedi during the massacre and is almost killed by the attacking clones. The years between "Revenge of the Sith" and "Return of the Jedi" are a blur for Grogu, but he remains a high priority target for the Empire due to Grogu's extraordinarily high midi-chlorian count.

Learning that Grogu is alive and has been captured by a band of mercenaries, the Empire hires Mandalorian bounty hunter, Din Djarin, to find Grogu and bring him to the Empire. Djarin later has a change of heart, rescuing Grogu from the Empire and seeking to reunite him with the remaining Jedi in the galaxy. Grogu temporarily strengthens his connection to the Force with Luke during his brief Jedi training. However, his emotional connection to Djarin leads Grogu to leave Luke and the fledgling Jedi Order behind, rejoining Djarin shortly afterward.

Ahsoka Tano

It can be argued that, since Anakin's Padawan Ahsoka Tano left the Jedi Order before the Great Jedi Purge, she is technically not a Jedi when Order 66 occurs. However, as she is nearly killed by her mind-controlled clone troopers during Order 66, she can still be classified as a Jedi at the time of "Revenge of the Sith."

Wandering the galaxy after she parts ways with the Jedi during "The Clone Wars" series, Ahsoka eventually joins forces with her master, Anakin, during the final days of the Clone Wars, agreeing to lead Captain Rex and a company of the 501st Legion to capture Maul on Mandalore. Her mission completed, Ahsoka travels aboard a Republic Star Destroyer with a captured Maul, who tries to inform Ahsoka about Sidious's true identity. While in lightspeed, Ahsoka senses a disturbance in the Force, alerting her to Anakin's turn to the Dark Side. Knowing something is wrong, she avoids being caught off-guard by her clone troopers, freeing Maul and reversing Rex's mind-control, escaping before the Star Destroyer crashes into a nearby moon.

Under the codename "Fulcrum," Ahsoka appears in "Star Wars: Rebels" as a critical ally to the crew of the Ghost, providing them with supplies and information to support the burgeoning Rebel Alliance. After learning about the true identity of Darth Vader, a devastated Ahsoka battles her former master on Malachor. She barely avoids being killed before a time-traveling Ezra saves her, returning her to her proper timeline moments after her duel with Vader concludes. After the Galactic Civil War, Ahsoka travels the galaxy searching for Ezra and Grand Admiral Thrawn, helping Luke form the foundations for his new Jedi Order.


Another well-known Jedi survivor of Order 66, Master Yoda is on Kashyyyk when Palpatine's orders come in. As one of the most powerful masters on the Jedi Council, Yoda is among the few Jedi to sense Anakin's turn to the Dark Side and the subsequent deaths of numerous fellow Jedi Masters across the galaxy. Yoda manages to dispatch his clone commander Gree and a clone scout trooper before they have a chance to execute him from behind, escaping from Kashyyyk with the help of Chewbacca and Tarfful.

Yoda reunites with Obi-Wan on Senator Bail Organa's ship and the two Masters then travel to Coruscant to investigate the Jedi Temple and search for survivors. Yoda comforts Obi-Wan over Anakin's treachery and regretfully tasks him with killing Anakin to ensure the end of the Sith while Yoda himself fights the newly self-appointed Emperor Palpatine. Yoda loses this duel, barely escaping the Emperor's troopers before departing into exile on Dagobah.

Yoda lives the next few decades in almost complete isolation until aspiring Jedi Luke arrives, asking for Yoda's guidance . Yoda reluctantly agrees to train Luke — initially believing him to be too old and too emotional — helping young Skywalker become a powerful Jedi who can go head to head with Darth Vader. Near the beginning of "Return of the Jedi," the 900-year-old Yoda quietly passes away in his hut on Dagobah, informing Luke that Vader is his father in his last few moments alive. Yoda briefly appears alongside the Force spirits of Obi-Wan and a redeemed Anakin at the very end of the film, and later shares some poignant wisdom with an older Luke on Ahch-To.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

As we've already mentioned, Obi-Wan Kenobi is likely the Jedi that immediately comes to mind when fans think of Order 66 survivors. Nearly blown up by his close friend and second in command, Commander Cody, on Utapau, Obi-Wan escapes on Grievous' personal ship, reuniting with Yoda aboard the Tantive III. The two Jedi masters journey to Coruscant to investigate the Jedi Temple, with Obi-Wan learning that Anakin is responsible for the Temple's destruction.

Obi-Wan then travels to Mustafar to destroy Anakin, leaving his severely wounded former Padawan for dead and delivering an injured Padmé to Polis Massa, where she gives birth to Luke and Leia. Acting as Luke's protector, Obi-Wan takes the boy to Tatooine to be raised by his aunt and uncle, living in hiding as Ben Kenobi for the next few decades while keeping an eye on Luke from afar. Ultimately, Obi-Wan meets his end by Darth Vader's lightsaber aboard the Death Star, but not before encouraging Luke into beginning his preliminary studies of the Jedi arts, intermittently appearing to Luke as a Force spirit after his death.

Little is known about Obi-Wan's life on Tatooine in between "Revenge of the Sith" and "A New Hope" — the period that is explored in Disney+'s "Obi-Wan Kenobi" miniseries. However, what we do know is that Obi-Wan is one of the Empire's most relentlessly pursued targets after the Clone Wars, with several Inquisitors specifically wanting the chance to face Kenobi and prove themselves to Darth Vader.