Hyperspace Stories #4 hints at new Jedi survivors during the sequel trilogy

Star Wars: Brotherhood. Image courtesy StarWars.com
Star Wars: Brotherhood. Image courtesy StarWars.com /

Warning: This article contains spoilers from Hyperspace Stories #4. 

New Jedi survivors may have just been revealed in the sequel trilogy era. These survivors are hinted at in the comic issue Hyperspace Stories #4 by Amanda Deibert, which follows Rey as she goes to Kashyyyk to celebrate Life Day with Chewbacca and his family.

The celebration is interrupted when a bounty hunter sent by the First Order follows Rey to Kashyyyk. After taking Rey, Chewbacca, and Chewbacca’s son Lumpawaroo captive, the bounty hunter says, “Mill and Vivert are going to be so jealous I picked up extra fuzzballs.”

Rey is confused about the mention of Mill and Vivert since she assumed the bounty hunter was working for Kylo Ren. The bounty hunter tells Rey “Oh, I am. Those are just a couple of others bounty hunters I have a friendly wager with. . .we like to keep a tally.”

The mention of a character named Mill hints that the Jedi Mill Alibeth from Mike Chen’s novel Star Wars: Brotherhood is still alive during the sequel trilogy. As one of the best characters introduced in 2022 Star Wars novels, Mill Alibeth was a Jedi Initiate at the beginning of the Clone Wars.

Despite Mill’s youth and inexperience, she was incredibly wise, self-aware, and deeply empathic. Mill was one of the only Jedi who questioned the swift transition from peacekeepers into generals and soldiers. She and Anakin Skywalker formed a genuine bond in Brotherhood and helped each other become better people and better Jedi.

Many fans were left wondering what happens to Mill, especially when considering that Order 66 only happens a few years after Brotherhood. Hyperspace Stories #4 suggests that she is still alive and is a bounty hunter alongside her friend and fellow former Jedi Initiate Vivert Stag.

Chen made it clear on Twitter that he doesn’t know anything about future plans for the characters he created, but he explained that his headcanon is that Mill and Vivert both survived Order 66 and became bounty hunters. However, bounty hunting is just a cover for them to do good and help those in need.

Mill and Vivert surviving Order 66 and helping others years later during the sequel trilogy era is a comforting and exciting idea. They may no longer be Jedi in a traditional sense, but that doesn’t mean they can’t use their Jedi training and Force abilities to make the galaxy a better place. It explains how they survived and went undetected while still maintaining the essence of who they are.

There is even a possibility that Rey could meet Mill one day and learn more about the Jedi before and during the Clone Wars and learn more about Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Even more important is that Mill can help Rey better understand how there are many ways to be a Jedi and many ways to use the Force. Mill being uncomfortable with fighting and leaning more into using the Force as a tool to understand and heal others is a perfect example of that.

With the First Order defeated after The Rise of Skywalker, maybe Mill and Vivert can even help Rey build a new Jedi Order. Mill and Vivert might even know of other former Jedi who have taken on new identities over the years.

All speculation aside, it does seem like too much of a coincidence to have characters named Mill and Vivert and not have them be Mill and Vivert from Brotherhood. Chen’s headcanon makes sense and connects the dots well between the end of Brotherhood and the limited information given in Hyperspace Stories #4. Hopefully the mention of Mill means that more Mill Alibeth stories are on the way, regardless of when those stories take place in the timeline.

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