This article contains minor spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 3.
Quinlan Vos is a name many Star Wars fans will recognize. Despite not having many canon appearances on screen, he became a fan favorite in the days of the Expanded Universe, what we now call Star Wars Legends. His first appearance, retroactively, was The Phantom Menace—a background character that was used as the basis of the old Dark Horse comic Star Wars: Republic. His appearance in that comic caught the eye of George Lucas himself and there were plans for the character to appear in Revenge of the Sith.
While Quinlan Vos’s appearance was reduced to a mention from Obi-Wan to Anakin, saying that “Master Vos moved his troops to Boz Pity”, his popularity demanded his inclusion somewhere in the Star Wars universe. Plans for an appearance in a The Clone Wars season 1 episode were derailed due to the limitation on creating new character designs, but Vos finally made his appearance in the ninth episode of season 3 Hunt for Ziro. Sadly, that would become his only appearance on the beloved animated series.
Quinlan Vos and the Dark Disciple
Before The Clone Wars was canceled, Katie Lucas has written an eight-episode arc for Quinlan Vos and Asajj Ventress. As the show was canceled, those episodes were never produced; however, they formed the basis for the novel Dark Disciple. Written by Christie Golden, the novel takes those eight episodes and expands upon them, exploring the psychology of both Vos and Ventress.
Outside of these appearances, Quinlan Vos has only been mentioned or seen in visions in various projects, including the Marvel comic Darth Vader. While these mentions have hinted at the fate of Vos, there has never been a confirmation of the character’s fate. Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 3 does offer some answers.
Is Quinlan Vos still alive?
In the latest episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Part III, Tala (a disillusioned Imperial Officer played by Indira Varma) is explaining “The Path” in the safehouse on Mapuzo. It’s used to get people, Jedi and force sensitive children, to safety. Obi-Wan Kenobi looks at a wall and sees Quinlan Vos’s name carved on the wall, saying “Quinlan was here”. Tala confirms this, saying:
"“Yeah, he helps now and again. Smuggling younglings.”"
There you have it! As of 9 BBY, Quinlan Vos is alive and continuing to help.
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