Following Emperor Palpatine’s treacherous power grab in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, the brainwashed clone troopers were ordered to purge the galaxy of Jedi in a mass genocide known as Order 66. When that film came out in 2005, it was presumed that all the Jedi, excluding Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda, had been killed. However, canon in the Star Wars universe has come a long, long way since then — and as it turns out, there were more than a few Jedi clever or lucky enough to avoid the mass murder, as well as The Mandalorian‘s Baby Grogu.
As the new Star Wars canon expands into comics, video games, and the various series on Disney+, which have primarily taken place during and after Episodes IV – VI, fans expect that more of the Jedi that went into hiding following Order 66 will make appearances. As such, here’s a list of every known Jedi that survived the purge.
Updated September 21, 2022: If you love Star Wars, you’ll be happy to know we’ve updated this article with additional content based on new editions to Star Wars canon.
The alien formerly known as Baby Yoda (amongst fans) was born in a Jedi temple on the planet Coruscant during the time of the Galactic Republic and was trained by multiple Jedi Masters before Order 66 was issued. As seen in flashbacks in The Book of Boba Fett season 1, Grogu watched three Jedi be slain by the 501st, but he was fortunate and managed to escape into hiding. He remained hidden for years by masking his Force powers until he was eventually discovered by the Mandolorian Din Djarin on a bounty hunt. Now, Grogu travels everywhere with him as his companion.
Cere Junda was a former Jedi Knight and Jedi Seeker before the annihilation of the order and was one of very few to have survived Order 66. Her story is told in the video game Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order, where she was a mentor for the Padawan Cal Kestis and previously Trilla Suduri before she was lost to the dark side during the rise of the Galactic Empire. Following Order 66, the former knight severed her connection to the Force before going into hiding. She would later join the crew of the Mantis on a quest to overthrow the very regime that destroyed the Jedi Order.
Another character from The Fallen Order, Malicos was once a revered Jedi General during the Clone Wars before his own Troopers turned on him after Order 66. He escaped the Great Jedi Purge and found his way to Dothamire, where he was eventually driven insane by the planet’s dark energies, turning him to the dark side. After meeting Cal, he tries to turn the young Padawan to the dark side twice, but fails in both attempts. He was later defeated by Kestis and Merrin before being buried on the very planet that had driven him mad.
After defeating his former apprentice Anakin Skywalker on Mustafar, proving he was one of the greatest Jedi of the Star Wars franchise, Obi-Wan heeded Yoda’s warnings and went into hiding on Tatooine to avoid the Empire’s watchful gaze. As fans of the franchise know, he would go on to face the man he trained one more time before introducing Luke Skywalker to the way of the Jedi and training him to use his nascent Force powers. The series Obi-Wan Kenobi explored the Jedi Master’s time in exile and his disconnection from the Force. The series was critically acclaimed, with many speculating whether they’ve seen the last of the Jedi.
Yoda was overseeing the conflict on Kashyyyk, the homeworld of the Wookies, when he was fired upon by Clone Troopers. Luckily, the Jedi Grandmaster was skilled enough to dispatch the clones and survive. Paralleling Obi-Wan’s fight with Anakin, he would go on to fight the Emperor during the last act of Revenge of the Sith. After a close battle, Yoda resigned himself to a self-imposed exile on Dagobah, and would not be seen again until the events of The Empire Strikes Back.
Originally known as Caleb Dume, Kanan Jarrus was the Jedi Padawan to Depa Bilaba during the Clone Wars. Thanks to the sacrifice of his master, Jarrus would survive Order 66 and go on to help form the Rebellion with the assistance of the crew of the starship the Ghost. Kanan Jarrus’s story makes up part of Star Wars Rebels, and his voice was featured among the cacophony that Rey hears during the final events of The Rise of Skywalker.
Featured in the video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Cal Kestis was a Padawan to Master Jaro Tapal when Order 66 began. Through a combination of luck and resourcefulness, Kestis was able to escape the Clone Troopers’ path of destruction but lost his master in the process. After living in hiding, Kestis joined a small rebel cell along with fellow Jedi survivor Cere Junda and began to work against the Empire. On their travels, they encountered another fallen Jedi known as Taron Malicos on the planet Dathomir. The likeness and voice for Cal Kestis was provided by actor Cameron Monaghan, whom fans hope will return in live-action.
One of the most beloved characters in the entire Star Wars franchise, Ahsoka Tano was a Padawan to Anakin Skywalker during the Clone Wars. By the time Order 66 was issued, Tano had become disillusioned with the Jedi Order and left to pursue her own path. After a confrontation with the brainwashed clones, Tano briefly joined the fight against the new Galactic Empire before going into hiding herself. She would later reappear in the hit show Star Wars: Rebels, where she would engage in a showdown with Darth Vader. She would then go on to appear in Disney+’s The Mandalorian where she was asked to train Grogu. Soon, actor Rosario Dawson will play the fan-favorite character again in a new series centered on the former Jedi.
The Grand Inquisitor
As a former Jedi Temple Guard, the man who would become The Grand Inquisitor witnessed the trial of Ahsoka Tano and became disillusioned with the Jedi Order in much the same way as the beloved Padawan. After falling to the dark side, The Grand Inquisitor was approached by Darth Vader to lead The Inquisitors. His story continues in Star Wars Rebels, and he also appeared in Obi-Wan Kenobi as one of the main antagonists.
At least 12 known Inquisitors existed in the period between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, and each of them was a fallen former Jedi. Explored across comic books, television shows, and video games, some Inquisitors have received more character development than others, namely, Trilla Suduri, known as the Second Sister from Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and Reva Sevander, also known as Third Sister from Obi-Wan Kenobi. Other Inquisitors have been featured across canon, acting as Jedi hunters under the command of the Grand Inquisitor and Darth Vader himself.
Luminara Unduli was a Jedi Master and mentor to Barris Offee, a Padawan that would clash with Ahsoka Tano during the Clone Wars. Though she managed to survive Order 66, she was captured, tortured, and killed soon after by the Grand Inquisitor. An image of her was used to lure Jedi to their deaths in the events of Star Wars Rebels.
Other Jedi Survivors
An underrated fan-favorite Jedi, Jocasta Nu was the keeper of the Jedi Archives, where knowledge and information about the larger universe were stored until its destruction during Order 66. The 2017 Darth Vader comics depict a showdown between the villainous Sith Lord and Kirak Infil’a, another Jedi in a spiritual exile that nearly got the upper hand of Darth Vader during a duel. Those comics also mention four Jedi survivors who haven’t been explored much in visual media: Oppo Rancicis, Coleman Kcaj, Ka-Moon Kholi, and Selrahc Elous. Also in that comic series is Ferren Barr, a brutal Jedi bent on avenging the Jedi Order with methods comparable to the rogue Saw Guerrera. A young adult novel called Force Collector introduced Naq Med, a former Jedi dedicated to collecting artifacts and knowledge related to the Force. Other confirmed Jedi survivors are Eeth Koth, Zubain Ankonori, Uvell, and Quinlan Vos. Their fates past Order 66 are either dire or unknown. It is possible that their stories could be de-canonized by future Disney+ shows, but until that happens, their names are amongst those who managed to survive the genocide of Order 66.