Tales of the Jedi, an all-new animated series from Disney, begins streaming on Disney+ in October. The anthology series, created by Dave Filoni and Charles Murray, explores different Jedi characters within the prequel trilogy era. Jedi like Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker, Qui-Gon Jinn, and a pre-Dark Side Count Dooku will once again grace our screens. Tales of the Jedi looks like it will dive into the Master and apprentice relationship that is pivotal between the Jedi and those they tutor in the ways of the Force.
While the first season appears to focus heavily on the duos of Ahsoka and Anakin and Qui Gon and Dooku, it doesn’t mean other master and apprentice teams won’t be featured in the series. With the premiere right around the corner, I thought this was the perfect time to reflect on other Jedi who should be highlighted in the series.
Barriss Offee and Luminara Unduli- Tales of the Jedi should feature Barriss as a healer and warrior.
One of the greatest sources of contention within the Star Wars fandom is the fall of Barriss Offee to the Dark Side of the Force in Season 5 of the Clone Wars, an event that spearheaded Ahsoka’s decision to leave the Jedi Order. Because she wasn’t a central character in the Clone Wars and she was a close friend to Ahsoka, Barriss’ descent into darkness and betrayal of Ahsoka caught many off guard. It was even more egregious for fans of Legends (Star Wars material that exists outside of the established Disney canon), who’d read years of stories of Barriss as a heroic Jedi, a healer and warrior whose relationship with Luminara served as a foil for Anakin and Obi-Wan.
Episodes of the Tales of the Jedi could explore Barriss’ growing animosity towards the Jedi as the horrific Clone Wars drags on. Or, the series could forgo that storyline and show Barriss as she was always meant to be: a dutiful apprentice to Luminara and a healer dedicated to the Light side of the Force.
Aayla Secura and Quinlan Vos
Aayla Secura and Quinlan Vos are compelling Jedi characters whose stories have yet to be depicted onscreen. Quinlan Vos discovered Aayla on her home planet of Ryloth and established a strong bond with her through the Force. Aayla and Quinlan would go on several successful missions throughout the years. As a Jedi Sentinel, Quinlan’s tasks often took him to the farthest reaches of the galaxy and involved espionage and other roguish activities that caused both Aayla and Quinlan to struggle with the Dark Side.
Both Jedi have a darker storyline that could be explored in the series in a way that hints at Anakin’s future evolution into Darth Vader. We know the temptation of the Dark Side threatens all Jedi, but it would be interesting to see how other characters other than Anakin and Dooku resist (or fail to resist) its allure.
Mace Windu and Depa Bilaba
Depa Bilaba is well-known for training Caleb Dume, whom she took a liking to after he stopped an attack on the Jedi Temple. Caleb would serve Depa Bilaba throughout the Clone Wars leading to the tragic events of Order 66, in which she gave her life so her young Padawan could escape. Before Caleb, Depa trained under Jedi Master Mace Windu, one of the most powerful Jedi in the Order second only to Grandmaster Yoda. Depa and Mace is an interesting combination and one that hasn’t been depicted onscreen.
It would be great to see Tales of the Jedi explore some of the lesser-known master and apprentice partnerships. Mace Windu and Depa Bilaba would be a great duos to explore.
Adi Gallia and Siri Tachi
Adi Gallia joined the Jedi Order after she was discovered as a Force Sensitive as a baby. She quickly rose to the rank of Jedi Master. Adi was a skilled diplomat and negotiator and often traveled on missions with Finis Valorum, the Chancellor of the Republic before Palpatine. Siri Tachi was a feisty Jedi initiate with qualities similar to Anakin Skywalker. Adi Gallia helped Siri gain better control of her abilities and a greater understanding of the Force.
The two Jedi went on several missions together alongside Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi. Tales of the Jedi could easily depict some of their adventures before the events of Phantom Menace.
What Jedi do you want to see in Tales of the Jedi? Let us know in the comments.