In 2005’s ‘Revenge of the Sith’, we saw the first portrayal of The Great Jedi Purge, or Order 66, the Emperor’s attempt to cull the Jedi in the Star Wars Universe.
Since then we have seen the events of Order 66 from different points of view in Star Wars media including ‘The Clone Wars’, ‘The Bad Batch’, ‘Jedi:Fallen Order’ and most recently in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’.
Order 66 led to the deaths of most of the Jedi in the universe, but some still survived. But which Jedi survived and what happened to them afterwards?
The leader of the Jedi Order during its downfall, Master Yoda was fighting on the Wookie homeworld of Kashyyyk when the Emperor executed Order 66. His incredible connection to the force allowed him to feel the intentions of the clone troopers before they could execute him as well as the pain of all the Jedi who were falling across the Galaxy.
After learning about Anakin’s fall and failing to defeat the Emperor in a final showdown, he exiled himself to Dagobah. He helped to train Luke Skywalker but passed away in 4 ABY before completing his training. He appeared as a force ghost to help guide Luke and other Jedi after his death.
Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi was on Utapau during the Great Purge, having defeated General Grievous and effectively ended the Clone Wars. Whilst climbing a cliff on a Boga, he was shot down by his clone troopers canons, falling into the water below but surviving.
After escaping the planet, he fought and defeated his fallen apprentice, Darth Vader on Mustafar but could not kill him. This led into the events of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ with the Empire tracking Kenobi and ‘A New Hope’ where he begins training Luke before allowing Vader to kill him to facilitate Luke’s escape with Leia and Han Solo.
Ahsoka was fighting the Siege of Mandalore just before Order 66 and along with Captain Rex had captured Maul. Whilst travelling through hyperspace Rex and other clone troopers turned on Ahsoka with Tano being forced to free Maul as a diversion.
Rex’s inhibitor chip was successfully removed and him and Ahsoka were forced to fake their deaths and disappear. We have since seen Ahsoka appear in ‘Rebels’ and ‘The Mandalorian’ aiding the rebellion and then Din Djarin and Grogu.
Caleb Dune/ Kanan Jarrus
One of the protagonists of ‘Rebels’ and the master of Ezra Bridger, Caleb Dune was the apprentice of Depa Billaba during Order 66. He evaded the attempts on his life with the help of Clone-Force 99, A.K.A The Bad Batch, whose mutations rendered their inhibitor chips ineffective.
Dune went into hiding, changing his name to Kanan Jarrus and eventually joining the crew of the Ghost. In ‘Rebels’ we see Kanan finally reveal his origins as a Jedi, start to train Ezra and eventually have a child with fellow member of the Ghost crew, Hera Syndulla.
Cal Kestis, much like Caleb Dune was a Padawan at the time of Order 66, with Jaro Tapal as his master. As shown in ‘Jedi: Fallen Order’, Kestis and Tapal evaded the clones and sabotaged their ship but Tapal was fatally wounded before he could enter an escape pod with his padawan.
During ‘Fallen Order’ Kestis is enlisted to try and rebuild the Jedi Order using a Jedi Holocron. This quest brings him into contact with Darth Vader, Saw Gerrera, the Nightsisters of Dathomir as well as three other survivors of Order 66.
Grogu, initially known as ‘The Child’ and commonly called ‘Baby Yoda’ by fans, first appeared in ‘The Mandalorian’, stealing our hearts in the process. A member of the same unknown species as Yoda, it was revealed in Season Two that he was rescued from the Jedi Temple on Coruscant by an unknown character.
Grogu was briefly trained by Luke Skywalker and was likely his first ever apprentice. For the most part though, Grogu has been with Din Djarin, occasionally showing his ability to use the Force to aid Djarin when he needs him the most.
Jocasta Nu was the librarian for the Jedi Temple on Coruscant before the Great Jedi Purge and appeared in ‘Attack of the Clones’ and ‘The Clone Wars’. She managed to flee Coruscant and tried to set up a new Jedi school with her assistant Gar.
Nu returned to Coruscant to recover a holocron which listed every force-sensitive child in the Galaxy prior to Order 66. Nu was being tracked by Darth Vader and the Inquisitors though and was killed by Vader. Vader found the list of children, but Nu did manage to delete the remaining Jedi archives before her death.
Master Luminara Unduli cameoed in ‘Attack of the Clones’ and ‘Revenge of the Sith’ before ‘The Clone Wars’ expanded upon her character. Her Padawan, Barriss Offee was friends with Ahsoka Tano, and the series often compared the teaching techniques of Luminara and Anakin Skywalker.
Luminara did manage to survive Order 66 but shortly after was hunted, tortured, and killed by the Grand Inquisitor. In ‘Rebels’ we see the Grand Inquisitor use her body in a trap for Kanan Jarrus.
During Order 66, Taron Malicos defeated the clone troopers who attempted to execute him and fled to Dathomir. The home of Darth Maul, Savage Oppress and the Nightsisters, Dathomir is a world filled with the dark side of the force.
After succumbing to the darkness, Malicos eventually led a clan of Nightbrothers and ran into Cal Kestis, unsuccessfully trying to convert the Padawan into a dark side user. He was defeated by Kestis on Dathomir, with the help of the Nightsister Merrin.
Cere Junda was a Jedi Knight during Order 66 and with her apprentice Trilla Suduri, helped younglings escape from the Empire. Whilst in hiding, Junda gave herself up to stop the Empire discovering her Padawan and the younglings.
Under torture from the Empire, she eventually gave up their location leading to Suduri’s capture. Due to this and her experience tapping into the dark side of the force, Junda suppressed her connection to the Force until she met Cal Kestis
After her capture by the Empire, Trilla Suduri was tortured by the Empire. This torture along with the knowledge of her master’s betrayal eventually led her to embrace the dark side and become one of the Inquisitors, known as the Second Sister.
In ‘Jedi:Fallen Order’ we see Suduri hunt Cal Kestis and her former master, Cere Junda, across the Galaxy. This eventually led to a final battle on Nur with Suduri unable to defeat the pair and retrieve a Jedi holocron. This failure resulted in her execution by Darth Vader.
Reva Sevander is introduced in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ and is revealed as a youngling who survived the Great Jedi Purge. Reva survived Anakin Skywalker’s massacre at the Jedi temple on Coruscant by playing dead between the bodies of her fellow younglings and friends.
Despite surviving Order 66, Reva eventually turned to the dark side, becoming the Third Sister as part of the Inquisitorius. She is the only Inquisitor to know Darth Vader’s true identity and still seeks revenge against the Dark Lord of the Sith.
First shown to us in ‘Rebels’, the Grand Inquisitor is eventually revealed to be a former Jedi Temple guard. He was present for the trial of Ahsoka Tano, an event which led to his disillusion with the Jedi.
This disillusion resulted in his turn to the dark side after surviving Order 66. The Grand Inquisitor has since been shown as a foe for Obi-Wan Kenobi in his self-titled series and Ezra Bridger and Kanan Jarrus in ‘Rebels’.
The Inquisitorius was made up of former light side users who had evaded the Great Jedi Purge but eventually succumbed to the dark side. While there is plenty of information about members like Reva Sevander and Trilla Suduri, there is little known about other members.
The Fourth Sister, Fifth Brother, Sixth Brother, and Seventh Brother are just some of the Inquisitors we have seen so far. There is believed to have been 12 Inquisitors in the order, so that is 12 more survivors of the Great Purge.
By the time of Order 66, Eeth Koth had left the Jedi Order due to his removal from the Jedi High Council. The former Jedi master got married and lived with no allegiance to the Jedi.
After the birth of his child though, Darth Vader and three Inquisitors arrived at Koth’s home. Despite pleading with Vader that he was no longer a Jedi and had no allegiance to the order, Lord Vader still executed Koth and abducted his child.
There are several other Jedi who survived the Great Purge but whose life afterwards we know little about. Jedi including Oppo Rancisis, Coleman Kcaj and Kirak Infil’a are mentioned on the Inquisitorius’ list of surviving Jedi after Order 66.
Other Jedi like Master Uvell and former Padawan Gungi have been confirmed as survivors. Quinlan Vos’ name appeared in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ and it appears the former Jedi master was helping the early stages of the Rebellion.