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- "A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack."—Grand Master Yoda
The Jedi Order was a noble, religious order of protectors united in their devotion to the Light Side of the Force. With a history dating back thousands of years before the rise of the Galactic Empire, the Jedinoted for their lightsabers and natural ability to harness the powers of the Forcestood as the guardians of peace and justice in the Galactic Republic. Due to the machinations of their dark antithesis known as the Sith, the Jedi Order was ultimately wiped out by the iron fist of the Empire following the execution of Order 66, which resulted in a handful of survivors going into hiding across the galaxy.
- There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.— The Jedi Code
- Action Girl: Name a female Jedi and she qualify for this trope by virtue of being a Jedi.
- Adaptational Wimp: Downplayed, if only because the Jedi Order never was much of a galactic powerhouse like the Mandalorians or the Sith were in ancient times in Legends, but it still counts when considering many of the higher-ranked Jedi's personal skills. Even without counting the general reduction of Force power brought by the Disney canon, almost every famous master is now an Adaptational Wimp to some degree; the best examples are possibly Plo Koon, Shaak Ti, Depa Billaba and Cin Drallig, who used to be at the level of Dooku and Windu of all people yet are now either average Jedi or downright cannon fodder. While there are a couple examples of Adaptational Badass like Quinlan Vos or Jocasta Nu, those tend to be balanced by their new story developments.
- All There in the Script: A lot of Jedi had their names revealed via the Prequel Trilogy's credits, scripts, and character guides.
- Ascended Extras: The Clone Wars gives a significant amount of Jedi that are featured in the Prequel Trilogy as peripheral characters fleshed-out and expanded roles.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: When they die, Jedi can learn to become one with the Force and manifest as Force spirits if they have the proper knowledge and training. Most Jedi have never learned how to do this as they believed consciousness ceases to exist after. Qui-Gon Jinn is the first known Jedi in the Canon to achieve this via being trained by the Force Priestesses and a Shaman of the Whills. He would later teach Yoda the same, who would train Obi-Wan Kenobi to do this. According to the Force Priestesses, there are very few beings (even fewer Jedi) in history who have accomplished this ability.
- Badass Army: Their mastery of the Force and skills with the lightsaber makes them the most powerful individuals in the galaxy.
- Broken Pedestal: By the time of The Last Jedi, this is Luke's view of the order as a whole, arguing that the Empire's rise and unending turmoil the galaxy has suffered through since can be traced back to the Jedi's failings.
- Canon Immigrant: A few Jedi, most notably Aayla Secura, debuted in the Legends comic series Republic before appearing in the films and The Clone Wars, which allowed them to be part of canon after the 2014 Continuity Reboot.
- Celibate Hero: Downplayed; sex is permitted among the Jedi, it's long-term emotional attachments, i.e. relationships and marriage, which are not.
- Children Are Innocent: One of the reasons why the Jedi Order starts training students when they are very young and don't take students when they are past a certain age. They believe that someone who hasn't had the lifetime of dicipline and training instilled into them that the Jedi do will be easily corrupted by the temptation to use the Force for darker ends. It's deconstructed, though, because by taking in young children and only raising them in Temples, they are absolutely not equipped to handle larger society in general as mentioned by Kanan about his difficulties being on the run after the execution of Order 66. Further, It's shown that such a rigid upbringing is actually detrimental to the student's psychological and sociological growth as they are often ill-equipped to make complex moral decisions. One of the reasons Luke was able to resist the Dark Side so well is because his childhood was a result of being Happily Adopted by Muggle Foster Parents with the result being Upbringing Makes the Hero. By raising Luke to be humble and down to earth while being comfortable about who he is and being able to understand and empathize with others, Owen and Beru ended up making one of the best Jedi who ever lived. It's implied that if the Order took in students who came from good backgrounds and where already decent people who saw their share of hardship but never broke, they wouldn't have had nearly as much trouble dealing with the Sith or their members turning to the Dark Side.
- Combat Clairvoyance: Jedi have the ability to sense things before they happen, giving them heightened reflexes.
- Cool Starship: Jedi tend to pilot their own awesome starfighters.
- Cool Sword: The lightsaber, a Jedi's signature weapon, which can cut through almost anything and defend against almost any attack. The most common colors for a Jedi's lightsaber are blue and green, though other colors are used (such as purple for Mace Windu).
- Death by Cameo: In Revenge of the Sith, George Lucas' son Jett plays a Jedi Padawan who gets killed fighting clone troopers in front of Bail Organa, while stunt coordinator Nick Gillard plays one of the Jedi Vader kills in the security hologram.
- Despair Event Horizon: It's revealed in Rebels that a number of Jedi gave into their fear and despair during the Clone Wars and lost themselves to the Dark Side.
- Earned Stripes: Humans (and aliens with human-like hair) wear rat-tails as Padawan learners. Aliens who don't have human-like hair wear an equivalent, such as Ahsoka's chain on her head-jewelry as seen in The Clone Wars. When they are promoted to Jedi Knight, the rat-tail is cut off and they're free to wear their hair however they want to (although we don't see the process in the films themselves). In The Phantom Menace, Obi-Wan has the Padawan haircut, which Anakin wears in the last scene. In that same scene, Obi-Wan is no longer wearing it due to getting promoted to the rank of Knight. By Attack of the Clones, Anakin still has it as a result of still being a Padawan. By The Clone Wars, Anakin and Obi-Wan have both grown their hair out as a result of being promoted to the ranks of Knight and Master respectively.
- Easily Forgiven: It's more or less their main philosophy. No matter how heinous your crimes are, if you decide to switch back to the Light Side, you are allowed to.
- Failure Hero: In The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker argues that this is what the Jedi Order as a whole became in the final years of its existence:Luke: Now that they're extinct, the Jedi are romanticized, deified. But if you strip away the myth and look at their deeds, the legacy of the Jedi is failure. Hypocrisy. Hubris. At the height of their power, they allowed Darth Sidious to rise, create the Empire, and wipe them out. It was a Jedi Master who was responsible for the training and creation of Darth Vader.
- Four-Star Badass: The Jedi really get to demonstrate how badass they are when they're made generals of the Republic Army during the Clone Wars.
- Frontline General: The Jedi serve as this in all of the canonical Clone Wars-focused media, such as Attack of the Clones, The Clone Wars, and Revenge of the Sith. The Jedi are all automatically generals and prefer to command from the front lines, probably because they don't fear enemy blaster fire. Jedi Master Pong Krell is an exception as he prefers to stay in the back, which he has a good reason for he's killing as many clone troopers as possible using Hollywood Tactics before he officially betrays the Republic.
- Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: The Jedi Order suffers from this problem and pays dearly for it.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Their involvement in the Clone Wars makes their claim to be peacekeepers seem hypocritical, which alienates them from the public. Palpatine uses this to his advantage when he provokes them into an assassination attempt.
- He Who Fights Monsters: As the Clone Wars goes on, the Jedi take on a greater role in the Republic's military and become distanced from their role as peacemakers. Yoda in particular is very uncomfortable with the role of the Jedi in the war, especially after their failures lead to Anakin Skywalker turning to the Dark Side.
- Jedi Mind Trick: The Trope Namer. With a wave of their hand, a Jedi can use the Force in order to influence a weak-minded individual's thoughts and actions.
- Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Some female Jedi (such as Luminara Unduli, Barriss Offee, and Shaak Ti) wear seemingly-impractical robes while fighting. It doesn't slow them at all.
- Killed Offscreen: The films showcase only a handful of the Jedi's deaths, but considering Luke is deemed the last of the Jedi in Return of the Jedi, it's a safe bet to say that a whole lot of Jedi didn't make it, or as Rebels revealed, turned to the Dark Side as a result of succumbing to despair.
- Knight Errant: They often act as this due to being the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy.
- Knight Templar: At their worst, even without directly turning to the Dark Side, the Jedi can be incredibly self-righteous assholes. Their continued arrogance played no small part in their eventual downfall.
- Laser Blade: The lightsaber is a weapon used by the Jedi, but there's more to it than you may think. The lightsabers blade comes from the ignition of a kyber crystal, which are crystals that resonate with the Force and are attuned to certain users (though often, it is pretty rare for another person to be attuned to it/even find that another individual's kyber crystal is also attuned to them, usually because the Force has plans that cause things like the destruction of the crystal or something else). The crystal is initially colorless, but when a person it is attuned to finds it, it changes color. There is no indication that these colors mean anything except for black (unique to Mandalorian Jedi Tarre Vizsla), and possibly white (Ahsoka's second set of lightsabers, after she purified them from the late Sixth Brother's lightsaber), purple (Mace, an Anti-Hero/Good Is Not Nice), and yellow (the Jedi Temple Guards, who do not use their own lightsabers and instead pass these down from generation to generation). You will never find a Jedi with red lightsabers attuned to them because a kyber crystal will only turn red if someone it isn't attuned to ends up corrupting it (or "bleeding it") when they force it to attune to them.
- Last Stand: Obi-Wan and Yoda went for a last stand of the Jedi as a whole when they battled Darth Vader and Darth Sidious after the execution of Order 66 wiped out the Jedi. Although Vader is injured, Sidious survives unscathed and rescues his apprentice while the Jedi are forced into exile with the Sith having won dominance of the galaxy.
- Light Is Good: Despite all of the Jedi Order's faults, the followers of the Light Side of the Force are heroic to the bitter end.
- Love Makes You Evil: This is part of their teachings... sort of. It's really more like "attachment leads to destructive obsession", or the "desire is the cause of all suffering" (which is associated with Buddhism).
- Magic Knight: Jedi use the Force to give them a number of magical powers as well as swordfight effectively with their lightsabers.
- Martial Pacifist: Although the Jedi don't hesitate to use violence when necessary, they don't believe in the use of preemptive violence and try hard not to kill unless there is no choice.Yoda: A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.
- Master Swordsman: Some of them, including Yoda, Mace Windu, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Qui-Gon Jinn, are stated to be the greatest lightsaber duelists in the galaxy. Considering constructing a lightsaber marks the first step from Youngling to an active Jedi, it's no wonder why the Jedi take mastering the art of lightsaber combat so seriously.
- Master-Apprentice Chain: Jedi training uses this in consecutive lines of Masters training their Padawans to Knighthood, who then take their own apprentices. The most significant ones in canon are:
- Yoda > Dooku > Qui-Gon Jinn > Obi-Wan Kenobi > Anakin Skywalker > Ahsoka Tano
- The Five Priestesses > Qui-Gon Jinn (as a Force spirit) > Yoda > Obi-Wan Kenobi > Luke Skywalker
- Military Mage: The Jedi often act as de facto officers commanding squads of clone troopers, and are sometimes also deployed as special forces or elite bodyguards or escorts for VIPs. Jedi Knights who fight with the Republic Army are awarded the rank of General and Padawans are automatically awarded the rank of Commander.
- Mind over Matter: The Jedi can use the Force to lift, push, and crush any organism or object.
- Morton's Fork:
- The Jedi Order's involvement in the Clone Wars: they either participate to protect the Republic and its citizens as per their duty, risking losing their way and morals, or hold on to their morals and stay out of the war, while Dooku enslaves the galaxy which would also go against their morals. This came to its head during the Clone Wars when they were forced to choose between defending Ahsoka as one of their own or giving her up to the Republic courts to maintain their standing with the Senate. They opted for the latter, though not without some internal dissent.
- During the later years of the Clone Wars, the Jedi face a morally grey decision: they could try to assassinate Dooku as a last resort to end the violence of the Clone Wars, compromising their ideals in the process, or continue being responsible for the deaths and suffering of millions by continuing to conduct the war as they had been doing since the beginning.
- National Weapon: Jedi train with lightsabers from a young age and the creation of the first lightsaber is an important rite of passage for Jedi younglings. They also serve as an identifying feature; Anakin, who's lived his life up to that point outside the Republic, recognizes Qui-Gon as a Jedi from spotting his lightsaber.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Samurai Taoist Buddhist Space Police keepers of the peace IN SPACE!
- Not-So-Omniscient Council of Bickering: The Jedi Council is an ensemble of the most powerful, most knowledgeable and wisest beings in the Galaxy... yet they continue making very questionable decisions, such as:
- Dismissing Qui-Gon's warning about the return of the Sith and not giving him reinforcements to protect Queen Amidala when she decided to return to Naboo and solve the Trade Federation occupation herself. This led to Qui-Gon's death at the hand of Darth Maul and the very emotional Anakin being trained by the freshly knighted and unprepared Obi-Wan.
- Lying to the emotionally unstable Anakin about Obi-Wan's faked death since they needed his reaction to be genuine.
- Abandoning one of their own based upon circumstantial evidence that she committed treason because the Galactic Senate put some pressure on them in the matter. What's worse was not even really apologizing after she was proven innocent, considering the whole ordeal just another trial.
- Doubting Yoda's sanity and putting him under constant surveillance when he claimed that he had contacted the dead simply because they were that convinced it's impossible to maintain one's identity beyond death.
- Not realizing that the Dark Lord of the Sith has been sitting right under their noses for decades until he personally reveals it to one of them.
- Not Wearing Tights: The Jedi Order is filled with laser sword-fighting people with superpowers from a variety of worlds that can control the fabric of reality to see the future, move objects with their minds, and perform incredible feats of acrobatics, but Jedi are treated more like knights, monks, and generals than superheroes.
- One-Man Army: A single Jedi is all it takes to wipe out legions of Separatist droids.
- The Paladin: As a whole, they are an order of Lawful Good religious knights that stand For Great Justice. The Force itself can be considered the God of Good of Star Wars.
- Pride: The Jedi Order is generally complacent after a millennium of getting mired in the Republic's affairs and not encountering the Sith. While speaking with Obi-Wan and Windu, Yoda acknowledges in the form of a Stealth Insult that Anakin isn't the only overconfident Jedi around.Obi-Wan: Anakin's abilities have made him... well, arrogant.
Yoda: Yes, yes. A flaw more and more common among Jedi. Too sure of themselves they are. Even the older, more experienced ones.
- This was the defining characteristic of the Jedi Order. They came to believe themselves the true agents of the Force along with the fact that their connection to the Force and being part of such an ancent venerable order gave them the right to police the universe, they knew best above everyone else because of their power in the Force, and they were servants of the will of the Force. In truth, the Jedi Order towards its end was nothing more than an extension of the Galactic Republic and its members were a bunch of self-rightous ascetics and monks that really only acted as agents of the Galactic Republic. They were more concerned with keeping in the good graces of the Galactic Republic and helping it to endure. They failed to realize that the Galactic Republic was just a government that would rise and fall, but that the Force was eternal. If the Jedi were truly the protectors, they made themselves out to be they would have been a bunch of Neutral Good, Knight Errant, Humble Heroes that went out to actively defend the weak while stopping the guilty all the while saying Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!. Ironically, the one Jedi who acted the way they should have and Palpatine would have wanted out of the way the most was Qui-Gon Jinn. He was the only one going out to figure out what's what and get wise to the Sith's return before anyone else. This is probably why he was killed off, as it's very likely that Qui-Gon would have been a Spanner in the Works for Palpatine.
- Properly Paranoid: They are initially reluctant to train Anakin as a Jedi on account of him being too old to begin his training and thus vulnerable to the Dark Side.
- Psychoactive Powers: A Jedi's lightsaber indeed, any lightsaber reacts to the wielder's emotional state. Having a focused or balanced mind creates a connection to the weapon which makes it lighter and easier to wield.
- The Purge: Order 66 reduced the Jedi Order from roughly 10,000 to a few dozen known survivors, many of whom were subsequently hunted down and killed over the next two decades by Darth Vader and the Inquisitors. By A New Hope, the only confirmed survivors are Obi-Wan, Yoda, and Ahsoka (in a technical sense), with Ezra Bridger missing and Naq Med having renounced the Jedi ways and in hiding.
- Renaissance Man: Jedi training will teach you military leadership, diplomacy, how to pilot a starfighter, presumably a bit of political philosophy, and meditative techniques that give you psychic powers. Also, you'll learn several fencing styles with a lightsaber, a weapon most of the galaxy regards as extravagant, dangerous, obsolete, and Awesome, but Impractical (Jedi prefer "elegant").
- Rubber-Forehead Aliens: The Jedi Order has a significant amount of humanoid aliens.
- Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, the Jedi Order only instituted its famous policy of "no attachments" after a disastrous war started by a Jedi who turned to the Dark Side and became an extremely powerful and dangerous Sith Lord. Before this, it was perfectly acceptable for Jedi to have families and be in contact with their blood relatives.
- Seers: The Force often grants its users premonitions or even visions of the past, future, or far away places. However, the Jedi's ability to do so is severly diminished during the time of the Clone Wars due to the Dark Side clouding their senses.
- Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Their wariness to trust Anakin due to his closeness to the Dark Side is a major part of why he turns in the first place.
- The Spock: The Jedi ideal is to escape from emotion and passion to commune with the Force.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Between The Clone Wars and Revenge of the Sith, the Tholothian Adi Gallia and Zabrak Eeth Koth are switched out on the Jedi Council by two other Jedi of the same species, Stass Allie and Agen Kolar respectively. You'd have to pay extra close attention to notice and the characters are so minor in the Prequel Trilogy that it doesn't even change much of anything in the films. Justified since Gallia was killed by Savage Opress and Koth was dismissed from the Jedi Order.
- Technical Pacifist: They regard themselves as "keepers of the peace" who try to defend life and only kill when necessary. Even when the Jedi Order is almost defunct, they try to solve problems peacefully rather than rush into battle.
- Trade Your Passion for Glory: Yoda tells Luke that part of the reason the Jedi fell was that the Order had lost touch with their spiritual and peaceful ways, allowing themselves to become mired in political and material matters while acting as peacekeepers for the Republic.
- Villains Act, Heroes React: This is cited as one of the flaws of the Jedi and reasons Palpatine was able to wipe most of them out. With the Sith long believed gone, the Jedi had gotten out of the habit of actively seeking out evil and mostly just reacted to threats as they presented themselves. This tendency made it easier for the Sith to stay in hiding for hundreds of years and plot against the Jedi since they were inactive (in terms of personally antagonizing the Jedi), the Jedi simply failed to notice them.
- Vow of Celibacy: The Jedi frown on having strong attachments, so Anakin Skywalker is not able to continue his relationship with Padmé Amidala openly. Although, Word of God is that the Jedi are allowed to have casual sex.
- Warrior Monk: They combine Western chivalry and swordsmanship with Eastern mysticism and acrobatics.
- What the Hell, Hero?: The Clone Wars often went out of its way to have various characters call the Order, particularly the Council, out for their dubious actions:
- During the Deception arc, they fake Obi-Wan's death so he could thwart Count Dooku's plan to kidnap Palpatine from within. When Anakin finds out that they deliberately lied to him so his reaction would sell Obi-Wan's death, he calls them out on it.
- There are three instances of this trope in "The Wrong Jedi":
- Asajj Ventress delivers an indirect one through Anakin via comparing how the Jedi Council abandoned and effectively betrayed Ahsoka to how Dooku did the same to her. Anakin is outright horrified when he realizes she's right.
- Barriss Offee justifies her attack on the Order as a stand against the growing corruption of its principles, claiming that they've become the very menace they are supposed to be fighting. She's right, too, even if none of them realize why.
- While Ahsoka doesn't call them out on it directly after she's been cleared of the charges, her expression speaks volumes of her opinion when the same people who praise her strength and resilience previously gave her up to the Senate Court as a traitor not long before.
- Obi-Wan delivers another to the Council at the end of Dark Disciple for ordering Quinlan Vos, a fellow Jedi Master, to assassinate Dooku, claiming that everything that went wrong with the mission was because, no matter the intentions, such a course of action is clearly of the Dark Side.
- We Have Become Complacent: By the start of the Prequel Trilogy, it's been over a thousand years since the Sith were a visible threat and the Council believes them to have been wiped out forever. This leads directly to their downfall, as even after they are forced to admit at the end of The Phantom Menace that the Darksider who killed Master Qui-Gon Jinn was a Sith, they fail to realize that the current Dark Lord is right in front of them as the Chancellor of the Republic until it's too late. Tarkin revealed that this was an inevitability: the Jedi Temple on Coruscant was built over an ancient Sith shrine, which corrupted their collective vision until by the Clone Wars they fail to notice the Sith conspiracy right under their noses.
- The surest sign of this complacency is in Attack of the Clones, when Jocasta Nu (a Jedi Master who served as the Chief Librarian of the Jedi Archives) assumes the planet Kamino must not exist since she cannot find any records of it, believing their database to be infallible. It takes a youngling to point out the obvious answer that the Archives must have been tampered with, which is exactly what Count Dooku did. The Jedi Order's blind faith and arrogance left them easy prey for Palpatine's manipulations.
- Yoda admitted all this to Luke, acknowledging that the Jedi Order had allowed itself to become mired in political matters during its time as guardians of the Republic and losing touch with their true purpose of communing with the Force, as well as allowing the public's opinion to sway their judgement. They refused to announce their suspicions of the Sith's return or take a more aggressive stance in their search for fear of causing a panic. Looking back, Yoda says if he knew then what he did now, he'd have done things much more differently and made huge changes to the Order.
- The Window or the Stairs: This is part of Jedi philosophy. The Dark Side is the quick and easy path to power, but it will exact a terrible price from you and everyone you care about in the long run. Unless you're okay with that.
Jedi Temple Guard
Jedi Temple Guard
The Jedi Temple Guard was a security force maintained by the Jedi Order and tasked with the protection of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, the capital planet of the Galactic Republic. An ancient and honored tradition in Jedi history, the Temple Guards were Jedi Knights plucked from the ranks to become anonymous sentinels as part of their lifelong commitment to the Order. They carried special lightsaber pikes which produced yellow blades. They were led by Jedi Master Cin Drallig, the head of security.
- Badass Longrobe: They wear golden-brown robes with Jedi patterns on them to signify their loyalty to the order.
- Cool Mask: Their faces are hidden behind identity-concealing masks, the ultimate expression of emotional detachment required in service to a higher calling.
- Double Weapon: They carry imposing lightsaber pikes thick, double-bladed weapons with rare and distinctive yellow blades.
- Fallen Hero: At least one of them, the Sentinel, fell to the Dark Side. He was one of the masked guards throughout The Clone Wars.
- Gate Guardian: Their duty is to guard the Jedi Temple.
- In the Hood: They usually keep their robes' hoods up to conceal their individual identities.
- Laser Blade: Their lightsaber pikes produce yellow blades, which were considered rare among Jedi of the time. The blades are shorter than normal double-bladed lightsabers. Word of God is that these lightsabers are passed down from generation to generation and aren't actually forged of each individual member's own accord.
- Light Is Good: They wear golden-brown robes, wield yellow-bladed lightsaber pikes, and are loyal to the Jedi Order.
- Secret Test of Character: Visions of them gave one to Kanan when he sought guidance to fight the Inquisitors. At the end of it, one of them unmasked himself. It was the vision of the former self of the Grand Inquisitor, back before he fell to the Dark Side.
- The Stoic: There seems to be a heavy emphasis on no attachments for them, much more than the rest of the Jedi Order. They are masked so that people don't identify with them, and their lightsabers aren't even their own, instead having been passed down from the previous generation of Temple Guards.
- Uncertain Doom: Their greatest challenge in recent times was probably the attack on the Jedi Temple during the Jedi Purge. For all their skill, they presumably ultimately didn't do so well. And knowing that the Sentinel didn't take it so well either...
- Undying Loyalty: To the Jedi Order.
Master Cin Drallig
"The Sentinel" /The Grand Inquisitor
Jedi Arath Tarrex
A contemporary of Dooku, Arath was a Jedi diplomat who was regarded as an incompetent and irresponsible knight by the Order.
- Child of Forbidden Love: It is eventually revealed that Arath is the son of Jedi Master and Council member Yula Braylon, who brought him to the Temple after secretly giving birth while on assignment. He only figured it himself out after a few decades.
- The Gambling Addict: Among many of Arath's failings as a Jedi is his love of gambling, which puts him heavily in debt to several underworld figures who love having a Jedi in their pocket.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Even as a youngling, Arath was arrogant and had a chip on his shoulder about being a Jedi. Everytime it seems he might be on the verge of learning a lesson, he proves himself to be just as awful as ever.
- Just a Machine: Assaults and tortures a droid sent to get a payment from him while commenting that nobody cares about the wellbeing of droids.
- The Load: Any time Arath is involved in a mission, things are sure to go wrong due to his many vices.
- Punishment Detail: He is assigned to the Jedi Archives after being exposed as the thief who stole ambassador Ketas' sigil to sell and pay back a gambling debt.
Jedi Finn Ertay
Finn Ertay was a Twi'lek female who served as a Jedi during the Clone Wars. She was killed during a lightsaber duel with Darth Maul.
- Alien Hair: As with the other Twi'leks, she has lekku instead of hair.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Alongside a Nikto Jedi, she is utterly crushed in her duel with Darth Maul and Savage Opress.
- In the Back: Darth Maul stabs her through the back with his lightsaber when she disengages from him and tries to stop Savage from killing the Nikto Jedi she was fighting alongside with.
- Laser Blade: She wields a blue-bladed lightsaber.
- Recurring Extra: She appears in the background of two episodes before being briefly featured as one of the Jedi killed by Darth Maul and Savage.
- Red Shirt: Her only major role is to help add to Darth Maul and Savage Opress's Jedi kill count.
Jedi Khaat Qiyn
Khaat Qiyn was a human female Jedi that served the Jedi Order before the Clone Wars. She and her Padawan were among the Jedi sent to the Battle of Geonosis at the beginning of the Clone Wars.
- Being Watched: She and her Padawan sense a dark presence watching them, this presence being Maul. Maul flees before the duo can investigate, causing Jace to believe they were just being paranoid.
- The Cameo: She and her Padawan show up in the first issue of Darth Maul to serve as examples of how the Jedi have been lulled into a false sense of security and are misled into believing signs of things not being what they seem as nothing.
- The Mentor: To Bairdon Jace.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: We never see her again after the Battle of Geonosis. Back in Legends, it was stated that she was likely one of the casualties.
Jedi Rael Aveross
Homeworld: Ringo Vinda
A student of Count Dooku. At one point before the Trade Federation's invasion of Naboo, Rael requested Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan to settle a dispute on Pijal, where he served as Lord Regent for Princess Fanry.
- He Cleans Up Nicely: Cleans up and wears clean formal clothes for the first time in his life at Fanry's coronation, with several characters not recognizing him at first and commenting that he was handsome.
- Heroic B So D: Briefly lapses into this when Fanry reveals herself as the mastermind behind the blackguard attacks.
- Meaningful Name: Averroes is a philosopher.
- Mr. Vice Guy: Slovenly, fully enjoys the fine food and drink of the palace, always smoking a death stick, and views the Order's teachings on celibacy as an abstract ideal at best.
- My Greatest Failure: The death of his Padawan, Nim Pianna, at his hands after she was infected by nanotechnology via a slicer dart that caused her to unwillingly attack him.
- Replacement Goldfish: Cleary views raising and teaching Fanry as a chance to make up for what happened to Nim, which Fanry resents him heavily for.
Jedi Rissa Mano
A recently promoted Jedi Knight. Her engineering and piloting skills caused her to gain recognition from Mace Windu and the Jedi Council, allowing Master Windu to recruit her on a reconnaissance mission to Hissrich during the early stages of the Clone Wars.
Jedi Nahdar Vebb
Species: Mon Calamari
Nahdar Vebb was a Mon Calamari Jedi Knight who lived during the final days of the Jedi Order and the Galactic Republic. He was trained as a Jedi by Kit Fisto, with whom he reunited on the third moon of Vassek. Along with several clone troopers under Clone Commander Fil, the Jedi discovered the lair of General Grievous. During an attempt to capture the cyborg general, Vebb engaged Grievous in a lightsaber duel and was killed by Grievous shooting him.
- The Apprentice: Before the Clone Wars, he was Kit Fisto's Padawan, but his master became too busy with the war to finish his training and be there to watch Nahdar become a Jedi Knight.
- Blue Is Heroic: The color of his lightsaber's blade is blue.
- Character Death: He is killed by General Grievous, who uses one of his extra arms to pull out a blaster and shoot Nahdar while their lightsabers were locked together.
- Don't Make Me Destroy You: He says this word-for-word to Grievous. It doesn't turn out the way he thought it would.
- A Father to His Men: He cares greatly for the clone troopers under his command and is very upset when they're killed.
- Fish People: He's a Mon Calamari.
- Hot-Blooded: This proves to be his Fatal Flaw when he impulsively goes up against Grievous.
- Laser Blade: He wields a blue-bladed lightsaber.
- Mauve Shirt: He gets just enough time to establish himself as sympathetic before Grievous kills him.
- Mind over Matter: He tends to use the Force a lot while fighting and also uses it to clear out the fog surrounding Grievous' lair to reveal the entrance. Kit calls him out on the fact that he continued to use the Force to abuse the remains of several battle droids they just killed.Kit: I didn't forget to teach you restraint, did I, my old Padawan?
Nahdar: I'm sorry, Master. I got carried away.
- Never Bring a Knife to a Gun Fight: When he is dueling Grievous, the general Blade Locks his lightsaber before shooting him with a blaster held in one of his other hands.
- Revenge: He wants this for all those killed by Grievous. Unfortunately, it blinds him to the fact he is not skilled enough to face Grievous by himself and ends up getting him killed.
Akar-Deshu was a Mahran Jedi Knight and friend of Jedi Master Quinlan Vos.
- Blue Is Heroic: His lightsaber is blue.
- Character Death: Vos kills him as Desh lies dying from using his stinger. Desh's last thoughts are wondering if Vos was killing him as a mercy to spare him from a painful death or a cruelty by having his last sight be his best friend killing him.
- Deadpan Snarker: One of the reasons he gets along so well with Vos is because they have the same snarky and playful sense of humor.
- Doomed Homeworld: Mahranee is attacked by the Separatists late in the Clone Wars, with Count Dooku ordering the refugee fleet that escaped the planet to be destroyed and all the remaining Mahran on the world to be shot on sight. Desh is devastated by the fate of his homeworld and death of much of his species, but knows there is very little he can do about the situation.
- Heroic Sacrifice: After Vos falls to the Dark Side and attempts to escape custody along with Dooku, Desh, having been disarmed of his lightsaber, attempts to kill him using his stinger, which will kill both him and whoever he injects. Unfortunately, Vos uses the Force to make him hit fellow Jedi Knight Kav Bayons instead.
- In-Series Nickname: He is called Desh by Vos and several other characters.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Mahran are small and thin, but, with the Force and Jedi training, Desh is perfectly capable of beating a Gamorrean in hand-to-hand combat.
Doctor Rig Nema
Rig Nema was a female Consular Jedi doctor who served the Jedi Order during the Clone Wars, the full-scale conflict between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. At some time during the war, one of Doctor Nema's patients was Grand Master Yoda, who had started to hear the disembodied voice of the late Master Qui-Gon Jinn via the Force, much to the Jedi Council's concern.
- All There in the Script: While never seen in the series, her concept art reveals that she wields a green-bladed lightsaber.
- The Medic: She is a trained doctor and skilled in the Force and the Council thinks highly enough of her skills to turn to her to find out if anything is wrong with Yoda.
- Ms. Fanservice: Mild example. If anything, her outfit of choice is pretty revealing for a doctor.
- Mythology Gag: Her appearance/species is based off of concept art of Mace Windu for The Phantom Menace.
- Nice Hat: She wears an elaborate headdress that frames her head. It is unknown if it is covering up hair or some bizarre alien physiology.
- Uncertain Doom: Being based at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, things don't look too bright for her when Order 66 gets executed. Though if Madame Jocasta a Retired Badass librarian can survive, that opens up the possibility of survival for other Temple-based Jedi.
- Yellow-Skinned Space Babe: She looks like a human, except for her yellow skin and golden eyes. However, she is still attractive.
Jedi Sora Bulq
Sora Bulq was a Weequay Jedi who served the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order during the Clone Wars against the Separatists.
- Adaptational Heroism: In Legends, he turned to the Dark Side very early in the war and became Count Dooku's leading disciple. In canon, he remained a loyal Jedi who survived at least into the third year of the war.
- Adaptational Wimp: Bulq in canon has no big feats, and nothing special is said about his abilities as a Jedi. In contrast, Bulq in Legends, earned rightfully the title of Dooku's greatest Dark Acolyte: he was a lightsaber prodigy that could contend with Windu himself with his Form VII skills and, while not a terribly strong Force user, also excelled at unique techniques like illusions and stealth, which could make him a nightmare to fight.
- Recurring Extra: He appears as a background character several times in The Clone Wars, with his identity confirmed in concept art posted in the episode guides.
- Uncertain Doom: Since he never had his FaceHeel Turn in canon that he had in Legends, he may have died in Order 66 or the ensuing Jedi Purge.
Jedi Apprentices and Younglings
In order prioritizing promotion/ranks, then chronological appearance, and then age/experience/skill.
Eldra Kaitis was a young Twi'lek female Padawan. Prior to the Invasion of Naboo, Eldra was captured by the Xrexus Cartel's boss, Xev Xrexus. The apprentice of Darth Sidious, Darth Maul, learned of Eldra's capture and searched for the Padawan before she could be auctioned off, wanting to test his abilities against her.
- Action Girl: Maul notes she'll be a Worthy Opponent. This is not too long before Maul fought and killed Qui-Gon, a Jedi Master, and Eldra is still a Padawan.
- Alien Hair: As with the other Twi'leks, she has lekku instead of hair.
- Badass in Distress: Maul notes that she's old enough and skilled enough to be promoted to Jedi Knight and she handles herself quite fine when she gets captured.
- Damsel in Distress: She's been captured by a crime syndicate that wants to auction her off to the highest bidder, and unbeknownst to (barely) anyone, Maul is on the hunt for her. Considering Eldra learns about Maul and the Jedi can't learn about him until later, this might not be a sign of good things to come for the young Padawan.
- Defiant Captive: Snarks and defies all her capturers constantly, including Maul, even after learning what he really is.
- Foregone Conclusion: Because the Jedi Order can't know that the Sith are still alive in the form of Sidious and Maul until The Phantom Menace, something must've happened to her to prevent them from knowing sooner. Given that Maul wants to fight her to the death... she dies.
- Get It Over With: Tells Maul point-blank that if he's going to kill her while she's helpless then get it done, and if he's not, give her a lightsaber so she can fight for her life. Maul notes that she has no fear before they duel and that she's resigned herself to either her death or Maul's.
- Harmful to Minors: Considering she's a young Twi'lek girl, things really don't sound good for her, She at least escapes the custody of the cartel, but that ends up leading her into a meeting with Maul. Though unlike many other Jedi Padawans that have been abducted, she can take care of herself quite fine.
- Hidden Depths: Maul senses that she has anger in her heart, something that would've made her susceptible to the dark side. He laments to himself that had circumstances been different, she could've been an ally, but he's already committed to killing her once things are said and done, so he can't go back on this choice.
- I Gave My Word: She offers to help Maul fight off the syndicates if he removes her cuffs and gives back her lightsaber. He complies, and instead of running off or stabbing him in the back, she stays and fights the criminals off.
- Laser Blade: She wields a blue-bladed one, which goes well with her blue skin and eyes.
- Trash Talk: Trades a few barbs with Maul right before they start.
Bairdon Jace was the male human Padawan of Khaat Qiyn before the Invasion of Naboo and the Clone Wars. He and his master were part of the assault team that fought at the Battle of Geonosis.
- Being Watched: He and his master sense a dark presence watching them, this presence being Maul. Maul flees before the duo can investigate, causing Jace to believe they were just being paranoid.
- The Cameo: He and Qiyn show up in the first issue of Darth Maul to serve as examples of how the Jedi have been lulled into a false sense of security and are misled into believing signs of things not being what they seem as nothing.
- Prematurely Grey-Haired: In his picture, he's only in his early twenties at the latest, but just look at his hair.
- Schrödinger's Canon: Though never explicitly confirmed, his name is presumably Bairdon Jace, like it was in Legends. Word of God has stated that there's little reason to change the names of characters like Bairdon Jace, so it might as well be the same.
- Tuckerization: His name is derived from his actor's name, Jason Baird.
Ferren Barr was a Iktotchi Padawan who, along with a handful of rebels he recruited, managed to hide out on Mon Cala following Order 66.
- Anti-Hero: In his desperation to fight the Empire, he took on much of its ruthlessness, becoming cold to the individual lives of others in the same way Palpatine is. Due to the nature of his deceit, he may even skew closer to Fallen Hero or Knight Templar.
- Expy: He looks almost identical to Master Saesee Tiin.
- Hero Antagonist: For The Burning Seas.
- He Who Fights Monsters: He manipulates others (up to and including the planet of Mon Cala) into fighting the Empire through half-truths and deceit, fully expecting to sacrifice their lives such that in the future those unwitting sacrifices will result in the Empire's eventual defeat. That the audience knows that there will eventually be positive outcomes to his actions doesn't stop those who know of them in-universe from being suitably horrified.
- Horned Humanoid: A trait of the Iktotchi species. Notably Barr's right horn was broken at some point.
- In the Hood: Done as a Bait-and-Switch to make the audience think he might be Obi-Wan Kenobi, given that he already knows who Vader is. In-Universe it serves to hide his prominent horns.
- Jedi Mind Trick: He is extremely skilled with these, which is how he built his following by nudging individuals wronged by the Empire into taking the final step and following him (unlike other Jedi, he doesn't use his mind powers on the weak-minded, but on the well-motivated). Barr also uses it to retrigger the Order 66 programing in the Inquisitorius' Purge Troopers and get them to turn on the Inquisitors.
- I Know Your True Name: Managed to uncover Darth Vader's true identity as Anakin Skywalker. He also knows the Inquisitors' true identities.
- Pretext for War: To ensure there won't be a peaceful resolution to the crisis, he blows up the shuttle carrying the Imperial ambassador, causing Tarkin's forces to invade. He also convinces Lee-Char to continue resisting when even Admiral Akbar says it would be best to negotiate, having won a short-term success. By the time Lee-Char is willing to surrender it's too late.
- Pride: When confronting Darth Vader, the Sith Lord comments that he senses much pride within Barr, who acknowledges this and claims he should feel prideful for all he has accomplished against the Empire on Mon Cala.Barr: When all is said and done, I'll be the reason Palpatine's cursed Empire crumbles into ash.
- Unwitting Pawn: Lee-Char was his: he did not lie about the threat of the Empire, or the fact that Mon Cala would be essential in defeating it, but he led the King to believe that the planet had a chance in fighting back and then manipulated the situation to ensure an Imperial attack when all he wanted was to ensure Admiral Raddus and the Mon Cala cruisers escaped the chaos and thus eventually become the backbone of the Rebellion. That this results in millions of Mon Calamari deaths and Lee-Char's capture/torture for decades does not bother him, but it devastates Lee-Char.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: It's implied that he Force-tricked some of his compatriots into helping him in his fight against the Empire, but if the sudden and brief flashback pages are any indication, he might feel bad about it though does see it as a necessary sacrifice.
Zett Jukassa was a young Padawan who was at the Jedi Temple when Order 66 was issued. His death was witnessed by Senator Bail Organa.
- Ascended Extra: In Attack of the Clones, he was the youngling who answered Yoda's question on what happened to the information on Kamino. In Revenge of the Sith, he is the young Jedi who fought off a few troopers only to get shot down in front of Bail Organa, in a very shocking moment.
- Blue Is Heroic: His lightsaber blade is blue.
- Character Death: He is killed by clone troopers of the 501st when Order 66 was issued.
- Creator Cameo: He's played by George Lucas' son Jett.
- Death of a Child: Unlike some of the younger students, he is shown being killed on-screen.
Knox was a Nautolan Jedi Padawan apprenticed to Jedi Master Halsey during the Clone Wars. Alongside his master, he partook in the Republic defense of the Temple of Eedit on the planet Devaron. The two were initially successful in defeating the battle droids, but were killed by Savage Opress after he entered the battle.
- Alien Hair: His tentacles.
- Big "NO!": As Savage killed his master, Halsey.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Savage killed him in one move.
- Fish People: Nautolans are an aquatic species.
- Laser Blade: He wields a blue-bladed lightsaber.
- Reused Character Design: Knox's body reuses Bolla Ropal's geometry, but with newly textured finishes.
- Rubber-Forehead Alien: He's a Nautolan like Kit Fisto.
- Sacrificial Lion: He is Savage's second Jedi victim.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He died within a few minutes of being introduced.
Caleb Dume/Kanan Jarrus
A male Initiate that was classmates with Caleb Dume and Tai Uzuma.
- Alien Hair: As with the other Twi'leks, he has lekku instead of hair.
- Cowardly Lion: While he shows some signs of being a Dirty Coward he is a Jedi who has completed the tests he needs to be eligible as a Padawan, and his fears of the ongoing war are quite justified.
- Dramatic Irony: He doesn't believe that Caleb will last long under Master Depa Billaba, under the belief that association with Billaba is cursed. Caleb survives Order 66 and becomes a powerful Jedi Knight, all thanks to the teachings and Heroic Sacrifice of Master Billaba, while Sammo and Tai face an Uncertain Doom.
- Establishing Character Moment: When he first appears, he attacks Caleb during sparring without warning, claiming that it's allowed since the Separatists won't wait either. Caleb proceeds to get a cut hand, and neither Sammo or Tai show concern for him even before Yoda says it's just minor.
- Hero-Worshipper: While Tai mocks Caleb for thinking he could be Depa Billaba's Padawan, Sammo ignores the conversation and is instead glancing at a passing-by Anakin and R2.
- Jerkass: As mentioned above, he attacks Caleb without warning, dismisses Caleb as being a kid (despite being only months older than him), and he also gets in on the rumor that being associated with Master Billaba is unlucky, rather than supporting Caleb for having a Jedi Master ask if he'd like to become her Padawan (which also implies he and Tai are jealous that Caleb has been promoted sooner than them, though Sammo seems more fearful for his friend while Tai is definitely jealous).
- Jerkass Has a Point: Okay, yeah, the Separatists won't wait for you to recover... but on the other hand, does he really need to be that rough-and-tumble during training? This is amusingly the same argument Caleb, as Kanan, will use when training his own padawan Ezra on a lightsaber with distractions.
- Karma Houdini: Yoda doesn't scold him off for suddenly attacking Caleb and getting him sent to the medbay. And for the rest of the comic, he never gets any sort of punishment for his jerkass tendencies towards Caleb (though admittedly, that part is more of a private matter that Caleb could solve himself by simply not interacting with them anymore).
- Meaningful Name:
- He shares his first name with Sammo Hung, an influential figure in martial arts films & Hong Kong action cinema.
- Also, if you take the first letter of his first name and put it at the beginning of his last name, then you have "Squid Ammo". Whatever "ammo" is supposed to mean is up in the air, but "squid" may be in reference to the head-tail/tentacle-like appendages of Twi'leks.
- Pet the Dog: The only decent thing he does in the Kanan comic is comfort younglings when the Jedi Temple gets bombed by Separatists.
- Those Two Guys: With Tai.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: As Caleb becomes a Padawan and serves in the Clone Wars, whatever happened to him & Tai afterwards is unknown.
- With Friends Like These...: Despite Caleb's thoughts describing them as his friends, neither Tai or Sammo have shown any real support for Caleb and instead often barb him, dismissing him as a Just a Kid.
A female Initiate that was classmates with Caleb Dume and Sammo Quid.
- Ambiguously Human: It's never made outright clear if she's human or not. Her hair decorations & facial markings may either be a part of her culture or she's from another species.
- Dramatic Irony: She and Sammo don't believe that Caleb will last long under Master Depa Billaba, under the belief that he's not skilled enough and that association with Billaba is cursed. Caleb survives Order 66 and becomes a powerful Jedi, all thanks to the teachings & Heroic Sacrifice of Master Billaba, while Sammo and Tai face an Uncertain Doom.
- Jerkass: She dismisses Caleb as being a kid (despite being only months older than him), and she also gets in on the rumor that being associated with Master Billaba is unlucky, rather than supporting Caleb for finally getting a Jedi Master (which also implies she and Sammo are jealous that Caleb has been promoted sooner than them).
- Karma Houdini: In the comic, she never gets any sort of punishment for her jerkass tendencies towards Caleb (though admittedly, that part is more of a private matter that Caleb could solve himself by simply not interacting with them anymore).
- Those Two Guys: With Sammo.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: As Caleb becomes a Padawan and serves in the Clone Wars, whatever happened to her & Sammo afterwards is unknown.
- With Friends Like These...: Despite Caleb's thoughts describing them as his friends, neither Tai or Sammo have shown any real support for Caleb and instead often barb him, dismissing him as a Just a Kid.
A female Padawan killed by Darth Vader when he and the 501st marched to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant during the Jedi Purge.
- Creator Cameo: She is played by the daughter of Rick McCallum, who was a producer of the Prequel Trilogy.
- Death by Cameo: She gets killed during her small minutes of screen time.
- Force-Choke: Vader casually kills her using this while fighting both Cin Drallig and White Malreaux.
- Red Shirt: Exists solely to be killed by Vader, showing off how powerful he is with the Dark Side by choking her to death with the Force while not even looking at her as he duels one of the best swordsmen in the Jedi Order.
A male Padawan killed by Darth Vader when he and the 501st marched to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant during the Jedi Purge.
Kalifa was the eldest of three Jedi Younglings who had been kidnapped by Trandoshan sport hunters sometime preceding or during the Clone Wars. By the time the similarly captured Ahsoka arrived at the island they were held on, the three of them were losing hope, as their strength was enough only to hide and try to avoid being shot down for as long as possible.
- Almighty Janitor: Kalifa, technically a youngling, was able to lift and strangle a Trandoshan using the Force. It could be handwaved with the extremely hard fight to survive on the Trandoshan hunting island, which required her to develop faster than usual.
- Ambiguously Brown: Her voice actress is Chinese and Kalifa doesn't look too much like other Caucasian characters in the show. Although, it's kind of hard to tell with that hair.
- In the Back: Garnac shot Kalifa in the back after his son died trying to kill her and Ahsoka.
- I Will Only Slow You Down: Kalifa, knowing that she's dying, asks Ahsoka to save herself because she wants Ahsoka to take care of the others.
- Last Request: Kalifa asks Ahsoka to take care of Jinx and O-Mer before dying from the wound caused by Garnac's blaster rifle.
- The Leader: Kalifa was a Type II, calm, level-headed leader. After Ahsoka arrived, she slowly took over the position.
- Power Trio: With O-Mer and Jinx.
- Sacrificial Lion: Kalifa's death served to show that not even children are safe on the Wasskah.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Surviving on Wasskah clearly had an effect on all of them, but Kalifa shows it the worst. She loses her temper with Ahsoka when recalling the previous Padawans who had been killed and hatefully attacks a Trandoshan hunter.
- Token Human: Out of the remaining younglings on Wasskah, Kalifa is the only human.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Kalifa Force chokes a Trandoshan with an expression of intense hatred on her face.
- The World's Expert on Getting Killed: Kalifa has been held on the hunting island for the longest time, and has outlived Padawan learners, despite only being a youngling herself. She also told the older and better-trained Ahsoka to her face that she had experience in surviving the hunt. Naturally, she's killed soon after Ahsoka's arrival. Subverted, however, in that she was an expert in avoiding the Trandoshans as much as possible, and she died when they were ambushed while scouting after the Trandoshans' base.
Jinx was a Twi'lek Jedi youngling who served in the Jedi Order during the Clone Wars. He was captured by the Trandoshans alongside Kalifa and O-Mer.
- Alien Hair: Like all Twi'leks, he has lekku instead of hair.
- Almighty Janitor: Jinx can do a Jedi Mind Trick, despite being a youngling who had been kidnapped before he was even made a Padawan (granted, it took some help from Chewbacca to work). Could be handwaved with the extremely hard fight to survive on the Trandoshan hunting island, which required him and the others to develop faster than usual. He might also just have a natural talent for them.
- Ambiguously Brown: The Does This Remind You of Anything? situation of the Twi'lek people along with his actor being of South Asian & Indian descent points to him not being Caucasian-based.
- Deadpan Snarker: Jinx can be very sarcastic at times:Ahsoka: Chewbacca says his homeworld is very close.
Jinx: That's great, but it might as well be Coruscant as far as I'm concerned. We have no ship.
Ahsoka: [translating Chewie's angry growling] He thinks he can contact his home planet, if we find a way to transmit a signal.
Jinx: Right, and how would we do that? Send smoke signals?
- The Lancer: He was acting as this to both Kalifa and Ahsoka.
- Power Trio: With Kalifa and O-Mer.
- Rubber-Forehead Aliens: Jinx is a Twi'lek.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: As a youngling but old enough to begin Padawan training, either he was kept at the Temple to catch him up to speed or he began Padawan training. Either way, it edges into Uncertain Doom regarding the execution of Order 66.
O-Mer was a Cerean Jedi youngling. Along with fellow younglings Kalifa and Jinx, he was captured on a training mission by Trandoshan hunters. The trio were deposited on the Trandoshan moon of Wasskah, where they were hunted for sport. He would escape the hunters' moon with the help of Padawan Ahsoka Tano.
- Power Trio: With Kalifa and Jinx.
- Rubber-Forehead Aliens: O-Mer is a Cerean, and has the requisite large head.
- Use Your Head: In a Combination Attack with Jinx, O-Mer headbutted one of the Trandoshans.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: As a youngling but old enough to begin Padawan training, either he was kept at the temple to catch him up to speed or he began Padawan training. Either way, it edges into Uncertain Doom regarding the execution of Order 66.
The Gathering Younglings (Byph, Ganodi, Gungi, Katooni, Petro, and Zatt)
Species: Ithorian (Byph), Rodian (Ganodi), Wookiee (Gungi), Tholothian (Katooni), Human (Petro), Nautolan (Zatt)
Homeworld: Corellia (Petro)
This group of younglings participated the Gathering, a Rite of Passage, during which they harvested their own Kyber crystals. During the rite, they had to face and overcome their shortcomings and weaknesses. Afterwards, they learned how to built their first lightsabers from Professor Huyang. Their training in the Jedi Temple was apparently overseen by Tera Sinube.
- An Aesop: All the kids have to learn one to get their lightsaber crystals.
- Ambiguously Brown: Petro.
- Badass Adorable: They are very adorable Jedi younglings.
- Bilingual Dialogue: Gungi and Byph are physiologically incapable of speaking Galactic Basic, but they're perfectly capable of understanding it. So they use their own language to talk to the others (and each other), who are also capable of understanding them.
- The Cameo: They're seen at lightsaber practice with Tera Sinube in "The Wrong Jedi" during Anakin's duel with Barriss.
- Chekhov's Classroom: The younglings are shown practicing acrobatic moves in a flashback at the beginning of "The Gathering". In "Bound for Rescue", they use these moves to con their way into a traveling circus, allowing them to sneak into Hondo's base and rescue Ahsoka.
- Children Are Innocent: Exceptionally so. They are so innocent, in fact, that the episodes they appear in are among the most lighthearted ones in the entirety of The Clone Wars.
- Conscience Makes You Go Back:
- Petro's decision to come to Katooni's rescue rather than continue trying to find his own crystal. As his selfishness is the flaw the cave's test requires him to overcome, doing this is the only way he even finds his crystal.
- Katooni pulls one on Hondo in "A Necessary Bond", convincing him to go back and rescue Ahsoka and the other younglings from Grievous. He does, even though he has nothing to gain from it.
- Cool Mask: They all get one as part of their circus disguises in "Bound for Rescue".
- Cool Sword: All of them, obviously, but Gungi stands out by making a lightsaber with a wooden casing whereas the rest of the Younglings make regular ones.
- Cowardly Lion: Byph in "The Gathering". He's completely grown out of it as of ["[Star Wars: The Clone Wars S5E8 "Bound for Rescue" Bound for Rescue]]".
- Cute Little Fangs: Gungi is a Rare Male Example.
- Determinator: Katooni, who scaled a cliff face to get to her lightsaber crystal.
- Does Not Like Shoes:
- Gungi is barefoot due to being a Wookiee.
- In addition, Zatt and Byph are barefoot when outside of their cold weather gear.
- Face Your Fears: Byph had to do this to get his crystal.
- Fish People: Zatt, who is a Nautolan like Kit Fisto.
- Generation Xerox: Petro seems very similar to Anakin in a few ways.
- Hero-Worshipper: Petro has a few moments of this:
- While building his lightsaber, he exclaims that he'll challenge Obi-Wan to a duel with it. Later, when Obi-Wan answers their distress call, he went "The General Kenobi?"
- After watching Ahsoka taking on Hondo and his pirates, he exclaims to Zatt and Ganodi, who weren't present, that they should have seen her while wildly imitating lightsaber swinging. Later, when the younglings watch Ahsoka dueling Grievous, he clenches his fists and takes a typical jittering pose.
- Humanoid Aliens: Ganodi and Gungi both have the basic body structure of a human, but as a Wookiee and a Rodian, they are significantly different from Rubber-Forehead Aliens, Human Aliens, and humans.
- I Surrender, Suckers: Petro lets the pirates take his lightsaber away from him. This is because he assembled it incorrectly and it will explode if activated for more than a second, which he goads the pirates into doing.
- Indy Ploy: Petro spends most of "Bound for Rescue" doing line-of-sight planning, which works out rather well.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Petro.
- Just a Machine: Ganodi's initial thoughts on Huyang.
- Laser Blade: Their quest to build theirs forms the impetus of the plot for the Young Jedi arc.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Petro.
- Morality Pet: Katooni serves the role as one for Hondo.
- Needle in a Stack of Needles: Ganodi winds up in a cave full of crystals and has to trust the Force to find the right one.
- Nerdy Nasalness: Zatt, the most tech-y of the Younglings, has this. It gets much worse during his time in the freezing Jedi temple, but his nasalness resets to a more normal state by the next episode, where it stays for the rest of the arc.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Petro talked his friends into launching a counterattack, despite Ahsoka directly forbidding it, which ultimately achived nothing, except necessitating Ahsoka to put herself in risk, which resulted in her capture.
- Odd Friendship: As of the end of "A Necessary Bond", there are hints that Katooni is beginning to form one with Hondo. It could also count as an Intergenerational Friendship.
- Only Sane Girl: Katooni is usually the voice of reason.
- Out of Focus: Ganodi got the least screentime and character development of the six younglings, not even joining the rescue party (which is justified in-story by her being the only one with pilot training, so logically she should stay with the ship).
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: What they've all become as of "A Necessary Bond".
- Rubber-Forehead Aliens: Zatt is a Nautolan like Kit Fisto and Katooni is a Tholothian like Adi Gallia.
- Run or Die: When cornered by Grievous, Ahsoka and the younglings prepare to fight, but at the last second Hondo and Katooni arrive with the Slave I to extract them. Ahsoka instructs the younglings to run while she holds off Grievous. Once the younglings are safe, Ahsoka too abandons the fight, knowing that she has no chance of winning.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Petro thinks he can beat Obi-Wan and kill Grevious upon building his lightsaber. Yeah, sure thing, kiddo.
- The So-Called Coward: Byph has to overcome his timid personality in "The Gathering". In "A Test of Strength", he willingly risks being shot by acting as bait to lure the bad guys into a trap.
- Token Human: Petro is the only human among the Gathering Younglings.
- Too Many Mouths: As an Ithorian, Byph has two of them. Downplayed in that it isn't played for horror and the mouths are on the sides of his head.
- Uncertain Doom: There were rumors about a potential series about the padawans grown up and surviving on the Outer Rim in the Imperial Era, but that never materialized, leaving their fate in limbo. Considering they're younglings that are usually in the Jedi Temple unless they go off on the occasional field trip, they may have been at the Jedi Temple during the Jedi Purge. More fuel was added to the fire when the Databank revealed that there was a vehicle on Batuu called the Katooni and that it was owned by Hondo (which implies that Hondo named it after Katooni in memoriam).
- The Unintelligible: Byph and Gungi.
R4-P17, nicknamed Arfour, was an astromech droid, programmed with a female personality, that was assigned to Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi prior to and throughout the Clone Wars. She was destroyed by a buzz droid during the Battle of Coruscant.
- Character Death: She is broken after a buzz droid ripped off her head during the Battle of Coruscant.
- Non-Human Sidekick: To Obi-Wan, particularly during the events of Attack of the Clones while assisting him in investigating Kamino and tracking Jango Fett.
- Off with Her Head!: Her dome is ripped off by a buzz droid.
- Satellite Character: To Obi-Wan, never receiving as much focus or attention as R2-D2.
- Schrödinger's Canon: She was originally an R4-series astromech that had the standard conical head instead of the R2-type dome and had an accident. She was then rebuilt and hard-wired into Obi-Wan's Jedi starfighter and given an R2 dome for practical purposes. When the Jedi Order was transitioning away from the Delta-7 model of starfighters, R4 was given a new body.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Obi-Wan does not really react much to her destruction in Revenge of the Sith despite her having served him for years.
Model: Astromech droid
R4-G9 was Obi-Wan's replacement astromech droid following R4-P17's destruction in the Battle of Coruscant. She accompanied him to Utapau during the hunt for General Grievous.
- Satellite Character: Like her predecessor, she doesn't get much focus and only serves as R4-P17's replacement.
- Schrödinger's Canon: She was originally assigned to Aayla Secura, and then given to Obi-Wan as a temporary replacement for R4-P17 while she was being built a new body after the original Delta-7 starfighters (which had their astromechs hard-wired into the ship) were phased out.
- Uncertain Doom: She was last seen dropping Obi-Wan off on Utapau and being sent back to the Vigilance alone as part of a diversion. This was only hours before Order 66 was executed.
Model: Astromech droid
R7-A7 was Ahsoka's astromech droid during the Clone Wars, serving her from the Battle of Ryloth all through the end of the war, where he was killed by clone troopers during the execution of Order 66.
- Ascended Extra: During the first five seasons of the series, R7 didn't have any significant role to play except to be Ahsoka's astromech co-pilot. He finally gets a major role to play in the final two episodes by helping Ahsoka and Rex escape Order 66.
- Due to the Dead: Following the battle that gets him killed, Ahsoka recovers his parts and rearranges them in a manner that makes his form clearly visible, as a memorial of sorts.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He throws himself into the line of fire to save Ahsoka from a brainwashed Clone's gun.
- Satellite Character: His main characterization is to act as Ahsoka's R2 stand-in and perform many of the same actions, seeing as the other, more famous droid is often off on his own adventures.
- Shock and Awe: Victimizes a brainwashed Rex with this, so he can cart him off to the medbay to deal with the control chip in his head.
- Undying Loyalty: His loyalties lie with Ahsoka, not the Republic. As such, when Order 66 comes down and Ahsoka sneaks into the droid storage bay in hopes of recruiting him, he (and a couple of other droids) immediately join her.
Model: Mark IV
Huyang was a Mark IV architect droid professor based aboard the Jedi vessel, the Crucible, who for a thousand generations had taught Jedi younglings, one of them being the future Grand Master Yoda, how to build their lightsaber following the Gathering.
- Aerith and Bob: His name is unusual for most droids.
- An Arm and a Leg: Has both primary arms shot off by one of Hondo's pirates, but it's more of an inconvenience than anything. He gets them reattached at the end of "A Necessary Bond".
- Badass Boast:
- He gives one to Ganodi when she questions the ability of a droid to teach them about lightsaber construction.Huyang: Many years I have been on this ship teaching many a Jedi before you, and I will continue teaching many a Jedi after you. Call me what you want, but inside my memory banks I contain a record of every lightsaber ever made, and the Jedi who fashioned it.
- And another, when one of Hondo's pirates shot off his head:Huyang: How dare you?! I've lived a thousand years on this ship and never lost a fight. I'm not about to start today!
- He gives one to Ganodi when she questions the ability of a droid to teach them about lightsaber construction.
- Badass Bookworm: Has an extensive knowledge of lightsabers and how they are built.
- Badass Teacher: Not only does he teach younglings about building their lightsabers, he also defends them from pirates.
- Deadpan Snarker: One would imagine it comes from having to deal with Jedi children.
- Expy: What if Ollivander was C-3PO?
- Gentleman Snarker: Huyang has the demeanor of a gentlemanly English professor, but he isn't averse to a bit of snarking at his students.
- Lampshade Hanging: When meeting Gungi, he points out that Force-sensitive Wookiees are exceptionally rare.
- Losing Your Head: Has his head blown off by space pirates. He finds this highly annoying.
- Meaningful Name: Maybe. In Cebuano, "huyang" means "weak" or "vulnerable", especially regarding body parts, befitting how he is mostly a Non-Action Guy (or may be an Ironic Name, given that getting his limbs blasted off doesn't stop him from fighting Hondo's pirates).
- Multi-Armed Multitasking: His backpack unfolds into an extra pair of arms, which he uses in his work.
- Off with His Head!: His head gets separated from his body, but remains operational. He can even control his body remotely. His head is re-attached in "A Necessary Bond".
- The Professor: But of course.
- Quintessential British Gentleman: A mechanical version of the trope: He has a High-Class Glass, speaks in a British accent, is polite and soft-spoken to all, and has a metallic mustache on his face.
- Ridiculously Human Robot: Judging by the boast mentioned above, he's rather proud of himself, and doesn't take perceived insults to his task well.
- Strange-Syntax Speaker: At times, he uses the same backwards syntax as Master Yoda, likely as a way to illustrate how old he is.
- Time Abyss: He claims to have taught many generations of Jedi Younglings how to build their lightsabers. He mentions that even Yoda was one of them.
- Uncertain Doom: Considering that the Jedi and anyone associated with them were hunted and killed by the Empire after Palpatine executed Order 66, things aren't looking so good for Huyang unless he somehow managed to go into hiding or found another method of avoiding persecution.
- Who Needs Their Whole Body?: He has his head and arms blown off, but his body still manages to kick the ass of some of Hondo's pirates.
Model: R4-series astromech droid
M5-BZ was the personal droid of Jedi Master Tera Sinube. Beezee was assigned to D-Squad during the Clone Wars.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He opens a airlock on the Renown while it is in hyperspace to suck a group of buzz droids out of the ship to save the rest of D-Squad, but gets sucked out into space with them. The remaining members of the squad realize that they need to pull themselves together so that they can save the Republic conference that the Separatists want to ambush and so that Beezee's sacrifice won't be in vain.
- Mind Rape: It is glossed over, but M5-BZ essentially undergoes a lobotomy when Dr. Gubacher removes several of his memory data cores to make room for Colonel Gascon to ride in his dome. Gubacher even notes before the procedure that it is a good thing Beezee will have no memory of the experience, implying that is a pretty horrendous process for a droid to experience.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: The Jedi do not raise any protest over Beezee's memory being erased, while they would have outraged had the same thing been done to a flesh-and-blood sentient being.
Model: R2-series astromech droid
QT-KT was the personal droid of Jedi Master Aayla Secura. Qutee was also assigned to D-Squad during the Clone Wars.
- Distaff Counterpart: To R2-D2, being the same model as him and a similar personality, except with feminine programing.
- Expy: Of Promoted Fan-built Droid R2-KT, who had already appeared in "Storm Over Ryloth", as the showrunners wanted to avoid the confusion of two units called R2.
- Magnetism Manipulation: Doctor Gubacher upgrades her with a very powerful magnet that pops out of her dome for D-Squad's mission.
- Pink Means Feminine: She has a feminine personality program, so naturally she's painted pink.
- Interestingly enough R4, who is of the same make as QT and R2, is also programmed as a female but red instead of pink.
- Punny Name: "Cutie Katie", anyone?
- Shock and Awe: Like R2-D2, she can shoot jolts of electricity out that can disable battle droids.
Model: R5-series astromech droid
U9-C4 was the personal droid of Jedi Knight Thongla Jur. Ceefor was assigned to D-Squad during the Clone Wars.
- The Generic Guy: Ceefor does not have any large role in the plot or outstanding traits.
- Laser Cutter: Dr. Gubacher upgrades him with a very powerful laser cutter, although he has to be standing still and be secured while using it, otherwise the recoil will knock him over.
- Meaningful Name: C4, like the explosive. It's a Non-Indicative Name, though, since he shows no talent for bombs.
Model: Crime scene analyzer droid
Russo-ISC was a droid in the Galactic Republic that worked for the Jedi Order as a crime scene analyzer. He participated in the investigation of the bombing of the Jedi Temple hangar.
Model: Jedi training droid
A Jedi training droid stationed at the Jedi outpost on the river moon of Al'doleem. By the time of Order 66, the only Jedi left to accompany on the outpost was Jedi Master Kirak Infil'a, who had taken the Barash vow.
A droid assigned to defend a hidden vault filled with the Jedi Order's most important artifacts.
- Heroic Neutral: He is programmed only to protect the vault, meaning that he remained hidden inside even while the 501st attacked the Jedi Temple.
- Innocently Insensitive: Even though Vader's in his suit, the Vault Guardian's scanners register him as Anakin Skywalker. The Guardian addreses Anakin by that name, not knowing what a Berserk Button it is.
- Super Reflexes: He's able to catch a lightsaber thrown by Darth Vader.
Luke Skywalker's Jedi
One of Luke Skywalker's Jedi students. She is devoted to her master and quick to turn on Ben Solo when she learns he allegedly killed him.
- Action Girl: She's a Jedi-in-training armed with a lightsaber and notably the only woman amongst the three surviving apprentices.
- Always Someone Better: She felt this way about Ben Solo; no matter how hard she tried, she could never seem to match or outdo him in anything related to the Force or the Jedi. Luke tried to explain that Ben wasn't necessarily stronger than she, he just had an easier time connecting to the Force, but she couldn't ever accept this.
- The Apprentice: She is a Padawan of Luke Skywalker.
- Braids of Action: She wears three braids in her hair.
- Character Death: She is killed by Ben in his first unambiguously evil act, cementing his fall to the Dark Side.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: She has dark skin and white blonde hair.
- Doomed by Canon: The Sequel Trilogy establishes that all of Luke's apprentices were killed or fell to the Dark Side, and he's the last of the Jedi once again by The Force Awakens.
- Fatal Flaw: Her jealousy and feelings of inadequacy. She was constantly comparing herself to Ben and trying to outdo him, which hampered her from reaching her true potential, and caused feelings of shame and anger, none of which are very Jedi-like traits.Ben Solo: "She tried to beat me. She couldn't. That was her whole problem. She just couldn't be herself. She wanted to be me. Or better than me."
- Hot-Blooded: She has a lot of anger, mostly stemming from feelings of inferiority, and tends to attack first and ask questions later. This ends up being very detrimental to herself and the surviving apprentices.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Kylo Ren stabs her through the chest with a lightsaber.
- In a Single Bound: She's able to use the Force leap up to a cliff.
- One Steve Limit: Averted; she shares her first name with Separatist senator Voe Atell.
- The Rival: She views herself as one to Ben, ever since they were children.
- Undying Loyalty: To Luke. She cannot accept that he would ever try to harm any of them and is determined to hunt down Ben to get justice for her supposedly fallen master.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Voe's impulsive and aggressive reaction to the Temple's destruction just drives Ben further away or makes him lash out in self-defense, as she refuses to listen to him or delve further into what actually happened. Ultimately, this contributes to Ben cementing his FaceHeel Turn, and the demise of Voe and her fellow apprentices.
A Jedi apprentice of Luke Skywalker, who survives the destruction of the Jedi Temple and sets out to find Ben Solo in the hopes of helping him.
- The Apprentice: He's one of thirteen Padawans at Luke's Temple.
- The Confidant: He apparently served as this for Ben, as he knows more than most of the apprentices about the various issues in Ben's personal life, suggesting he confided in Tai.
- Doomed by Canon: The Sequel Trilogy establishes that all of Luke's apprentices were killed or fell to the Dark Side, and he's the last of the Jedi once again by The Force Awakens.
- The Heart: He is very compassionate and genuinely cares about others; he's the most gentle of the three apprentices and comes the closest to bringing Ben away from the Dark Side.
- Morality Chain: To Ben Solo. Even after running off to join the Knights of Ren, Ben can't bring himself to kill Tai and is genuinely affected by Tai's assertions it's not too late for him. Then Ren kills him, at which point Ben completely loses it.
- Neck Snap: Ren kills him this way using the Force, even though Ben had spared him.
- Nice Guy: He's generally a compassionate and open-minded person. He also genuinely cares about Ben, attempting to reason with him rather than go on the offensive and is the only one of the three surviving apprentices who wants to pursue Ben to help him rather than 'bring him to justice'.
- Only Friend: He was the closest thing Ben Solo had to a friend at the Jedi Temple, as he felt alienated from most of the other Padawans.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: He spends most of The Rise of Kylo Ren trying to convince Ben of this. Needless to say, it doesn't work. He does actually seem to get through to Ben at one point, but then Ren kills him, prompting Ben to attack Ren in a rage and sending him fully over to the Dark Side.
A Quarren apprentice of Luke Skywalker's, who was offworld during the destruction of the Temple.
- Accidental Murder: Ben accidentally kills him when he uses the Force to deflect Hennix's thrown lightsaber, causing it swing back around and fatally strike him.
- The Apprentice: He's one of Luke's Jedi students.
- Character Death: He's accidentally killed by Ben in self-defense.
- Doomed by Canon: The Sequel Trilogy establishes that all of Luke's apprentices were killed or fell to the Dark Side, and he's the last of the Jedi once again by The Force Awakens.
- Fish People: He's a Quarren, who are humanoid with squid-like heads.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: After he sees Ben throw Voe off a cliff, he assumes she's dead and attacks Ben in a rage. However, Ben actually tried to catch Voe with the Force, only to get distracted when Hennix attacks him. Ben accidentally drops Voe to defend himself, resulting in Hennix being inadvertantly killed, while Voe would've died if Tai hadn't caught her.
- The Smart One: How Ben describes him. He saw the Force as a "puzzle to be solved", taking an analytical approach to most situations.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Subverted. He throws his lightsaber at Ben after believing he'd killed Voe, but Ben instinctively uses the Force to deflect it, causing it to come spinning back towards Hennix. It doesn't end well.
- Token Non-Human: He's the only one of the three initial Jedi survivors who isn't human.
The very first member of the Jedi Order.
- All There in the Manual: The identity of the being in the mosaic in Ahch-To is never mentioned in the film proper. All information about him comes from supplementary materials.
- Composite Character: Not his character, but his role as the founder of the Jedi order. Originally, the Jedi were founded by four individuals. The depiction of the Prime Jedi resembles Rajivari most.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": His name is unknown, being only referred to as the Prime Jedi.
- Founder of the Kingdom: As the first Jedi he is likely to be the founder of the Jedi Order.
- Our Founder: The only depiction of a sapient being in the First Jedi Temple at Ahch-To is a mosaic of him inside a pool of water in the main chamber.
- Schrödinger's Canon: Wether they're one of the Legends founders (and, if so, if he was originally part of the Je'Daii). As noted above under Composite Character, his depiction as a bald humanoid mostly resembles Rajivari.
- His depiction in the mosaic, balanced between the Light and Dark Sides of the Force, with two white and black orbs in the background, does seem to be a Shout-Out to the Je'daii philosophy of balance, and Tython's twin moons of Ashla and Bogan.
The leader of an assault against Rur and his followers of the Ordu Aspectu in the Fortress of Garn. This attack ultimately failed, with her and the fate of other Jedi participating in the attack being unknown.
- Ambiguous Situation: In Aphra Senior's version, the flashback shows the Ordu Aspectu fighting off red-bladed opponents who are said to be the main Jedi Order. In Aphra's cynical version, Rur was even more of a loco and Rur's unnamed opponent was clearly a good guy. We don't even know if she exists at all in the true story.
- Blind Weaponmaster: In Aphra Senior's version, she has a visor over her eyes, rather reminiscent of the Miraluka species from Legends.
- We Used to Be Friends: In Aphra's version, she was friends with Rur before he turned.
- What the Hell, Hero?: She gives Rur this in both versions. Rur stubbornly believes that the Jedi are supposed to be looking for immortality. In Aphra Senior's version, she once again tells him that the Jedi do many other things alongside seeking immortality, and in Aphra's version, she asks how he can fall to such a low level, but apparently like the many other times he was told this, Rur refuses to listen.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair: Her hair is a lavender color in Aphra's version.