Star Wars canon is binding the galaxy together, with the latest Darth Vader comic containing possible clues to Luke Skywalker’s exile.
The Darth Vader (2017) comic run has been nothing short of amazing, diving deep within the Dark Side of the Force. We’ve seen Darth Vader construct his lightsaber after defeating a Jedi survivor of the treacherous Order 66.
Come to find out, that powerful Jedi — Jedi Master Kirak Infil’a — that Darth Vader hunts down, may hold some clues to Luke’s actions leading up to the events of The Last Jedi. The reason for Infil’a’s survival of Order 66 was due to the “Barash vow,” which placed him in the Outer Rim entirely out of contact with all Jedi.
The Barash vow’s purpose is for Jedi, who for one reason or another, need to redeem themselves in a promise of penitence, “punishing” the offender for some wrongdoing of theirs. According to the guidelines of the vow, the offending Jedi entirely disconnects themselves from all activities connected to the Order. Apparently, over fourteen thousand Jedi had gone the path of the Barash in the Order’s millennia of existence.
While Master Kirak Infil’a’s reasons are unknown at this point, this could shed light on Luke’s self-imposed exile. What would Luke need repentance for and why would he be held responsible for his nephew, Kylo Ren’s actions?
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Like Yoda before him, the ancient Jedi Master went into exile of his own, claiming that “failed I have, into exile I must go” having a connection to the Barash code.
According to Han Solo, Luke apparently felt responsible for his new Jedi order failing, walking away from everything following its destruction. The reasoning for fleeing may not be out of fear, but out of failed responsibility. Yoda failed the Jedi and galaxy of the “Old Republic,” while Luke had a similar fate in the “New Republic.”
The Last Jedi will no doubt dive into the failures and pain of Luke’s past, maybe even explaining this vow in more extensive detail. I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about seeing flashbacks of Ben Solo’s betrayal of his fellow Jedi.
If this connection is confirmed to be true, what more proof do you need that the new Star Wars canon is anything but impressive?
What are your thoughts? Could Luke be taking this Barash Vow, which we learn about in the Darth Vader (2017) comic series? Or are there other reasons for his withdrawal from galactic affairs.