Star Wars: 6 ‘Aren’t You Meant To Be Dead?’ Moments


Nothing says Star Wars like a character thought to be long dead. However, what happens when the character show up alive? There are some humorous results.

What is it with Star Wars and its weird moments where characters who were dead, end up being alive? From Obi-Wan faking his death to Han being frozen in Carbonite, various incidents had everyone wondering how are these characters still alive?

This statement is reserved for Jedi who at random instances as Force Ghosts. We will expand on it and apply it to others who everybody considered as being dead.

6. Maul’s revival on a planet full of trash

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Nothing says revenge similar to former Sith apprentice, Maul. Everyone knows how he ended up getting chopped in half by Obi-Wan. That’s not the fun story, though.

After being tossed depressingly into a reactor, Maul used the Force to carry himself to an air vent and to ensure he made it to some kind of platform so he could escape Naboo and enter self-exile.

Once in the trash container at the bottom of the vent, Maul was taken to the junk world of Lotho Minor where he remained until Savage Oppress, his biological brother, found him a decade later. Maul added prosthetic spider legs to his body so he could walk again.

Savage takes Maul back to Dathomir and has their mother, Mother Talzin give him proper prosthetic legs through the use of Dathomir Nightsister magic.

Once Maul recovered, he and Savage go in search of Obi-Wan to seek justice. Maul gets his revenge when he kills Duchess Satine and she dies in Obi-Wan’s arms.

5. Obi-Wan fakes his own death

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Who would want to kill Obi-Wan Kenobi? Almost everyone who he’s gone up against! A specific moment during the fourth season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars conveyed Obi-Wan faking his own death and not telling his friends.

When the Jedi receive information about a kidnapping plot against the Chancellor, Obi-Wan goes undercover. To do so, he has to make everyone around him accept his death. He gets ‘shot’ by the guy he will pretend to be, making his companions accept the possibility he’s dead.

A fake funeral is held where everyone that knows Obi-Wan attends. Ahsoka comments to Plo that she’s worried about Anakin because of Obi-Wan’s death and that she knows how he’s feeling.

As time wears on, Anakin goes on a manhunt to bring the man who killed his best friend to justice. When he catches the guy, the ‘criminal’ uses Anakin’s name to stop him from killing him. Still disguised, Obi-Wan pulls Anakin aside to explains the plan to him.

4. Jabba is convinced by Dooku’s lies about Rotta’s death

Jabba the Hutt was many things, and gullible was one. During the early days of The Clone Wars, Dooku has Jabba’s uncle Ziro kidnap Rotta, Jabba’s infant son.

Dooku wanted the Hutt clans to join the Separatists and it to appear Anakin and Ahsoka had kidnapped Rotta by having Ventress plant evidence to convince Jabba what they wanted so he would be against the Jedi.

Padmé jumped in and explained Dooku and Ziro’s involvement in Rotta’s kidnapping, hence preventing the trio’s executions from taking place.

3. Anakin burns to a crisp before being put into a black terrifying suit

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The story of Anakin Skywalker tragic. He started his life as a child slave who served the Hutts on Tatooine. He then left his mother only for her to get kidnapped by Tusken Raiders and beaten to near-death.

Shmi’s death was a turning point for Anakin because her death started him down a road toward the Dark Side. Three years after his mother’s death Anakin’s life change for the worst.

After he became Darth Vader, Obi-Wan stowed away on Padmé’s ship and confronted his friend on the banks of Mustafar. They fought until Obi-Wan gets to the high ground. Anakin, wanting to kill the Jedi Master, tried to kill him by jumping onto the hill. Obi-Wan cuts him down, taking off his remaining organic arm and both his legs.

Obi-Wan left Anakin to die, convincing himself Anakin died on the volcanic planet. He wouldn’t realize the truth until years later aboard the first Death Star when he goes up against Anakin (now Vader) for the final time.

2. Yoda shows up as a Force Ghost and punishes Luke

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The eighth Skywalker film, Star Wars The Last Jedi provided us with a rather unique glance at Luke Skywalker’s time on Ahch-To. In it, Yoda’s ghost appears and he and Skywalker have a grand conversation about Rey and the Force.

As the sequence plays out, Yoda decides it would be fun to torture Luke by setting the ancient Jedi texts alight. Yoda was trying to teach the Jedi a lesson while trying to be funny although he was deceased.

To make his point known, Yoda hit Luke several times with his staff.

1. Anakin revives Ahsoka on Mortis

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The Mortis Clone Wars arc provided a glimpse at the mystery of the Force. The arc was one of the darkest produced because characters got killed including Ahsoka.

Unlike most deaths on the show, Ahsoka’s death wasn’t permanent. Ahsoka became influenced by the Dark Sid, turned on her Master and tried to slaughter him. But, Ahsoka died and, the Daughter sacrifices herself so that Anakin can use her life essence to revive his Padawan.


Death is a natural part of life and in Star Wars, the definition is often thrown out the blast doors of an Imperial Cruiser. We’ve had ex-Jedi disappear into nothing and we’ve had Jedi crash ships and miraculously survive. In conclusion, death is like being alive in the Star Wars universe, but most of the time, it’s just Jedi trying to scare us.