Order 66 was a heartbreaking, but pivotal moment in the history of George Lucas’ Star Wars franchise. It was a moment that defined the whole franchise and a moment that connected the Prequel Trilogy to the Original Trilogy. Palpatine’s machinations came to their peak with this moment, which resulted in the fall of the Galactic Republic, the establishment of the Empire, and the destruction of the Jedi Order. Most Jedi were killed, but some of them survived and went into hiding. In this article, we are going to analyze who these Jedi are and tell you just how many Jedi survived Order 66.
It was originally said that about 1% of the Jedi Order survived the infamous Order 66, which would amount to a little under a hundred Jedi survivors. Later, it turned out that the number was somewhere around two hundred. This is what the Legends universe states. As for the current canon, the list only goes as far as 33 Jedi, but there are certainly more than that.
The article is going to be divided into several sections, each dealing with a specific issue regarding the Jedi and Order 66. You will find out who the surviving Jedi were and something about each of them. You’ll also find out about the fate of the Younglings, as well as the exact role of Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader in the execution of Order 66.
Who were the Jedi that survived Order 66?
In this section, we are going to tell you the names and some basic information on the known Jedi that have survived Order 66. Now, we’re only going to consider the current canon Jedi, so the larger number of Jedi from the Legends universe won’t be on this list. We’re also going to list only those names that have been officially confirmed. They are:
Kirak Infil’a was a Jedi Master specializing in lightsaber combat. During his Jedi career, Infil’a took a vow of Barash and traveled to the river moon of Al’doleem to perform his penance. Due to his isolation, Kirak Infil’a survived the execution of Order 66. However, shortly after the rise of the Galactic Empire, Darth Vader traveled to the river moon to confront Infil’a and take him. his Kyber crystal. The Jedi Master was killed during the confrontation.
Coleman Kcaj was a Force-sensitive Ongree Jedi Master who served the Jedi Order during the final years of the Galactic Republic. During the Clone Wars, he won a seat on the Jedi Council. During the reign of the Galactic Empire, Coleman Kcaj was among the few Jedi who escaped the massacre of Order 66. In 14 BBY, after the hunt for Eeth Koth, his name was found on a holographic list of confirmed Jedi survivors collected by the Inquisition. However, Kcaj had hidden extremely well.
Obi-Wan Kenobi, later known as Ben Kenobi, was a Force-sensitive human Jedi Knight from the time of the Galactic Republic. He trained the Jedi Anakin Skywalker until he switched to the Dark Side and put an end to the Jedi Order. During the time of the Galactic Empire, he went into exile on Tatooine to watch over Skywalker’s son before becoming his mentor shortly before the Battle of Yavin.
Kenobi initiated Luke into the Force but was unable to continue his training as soon after he was killed by Darth Vader aboard the Death Star. After his death, Obi-Wan remained alive through the Force and appeared to Luke as a specter to guide him on his quest.
Taron Malicos was a human Force-sensitive Jedi Master who served the Jedi Order and the Galactic Republic as a Jedi General during the Clone Wars. After Order 66 he turned to the dark side and escaped to Dathomir where he became the leader of the Nightbrothers by killing Viscus, he also influenced the Dathomirian Nightsister Merrin to teach him the art of Black Magic.
He manipulated her into telling her that it was the Jedi who fought the Battle of Dathomir and exterminated its people, when in reality the battle was orchestrated by the Confederacy of Independent Systems and its leader, the Sith Lord Dooku, who had ordered General Grievous to wipe out all of the Nightsisters.
Jocasta Nu was a Force-sensitive human from Coruscant. Jedi Master, she was the head librarian of the Jedi Archives during the Clone Wars. His role was to help any Jedi looking for information in the Jedi Archives and to control who wanted access to the holocron crypt. Nu served on the Jedi High Council at a time before the Invasion of Naboo.
During the war, Nu was attacked by bounty hunter Cato Parasitti in order to help Cad Bane steal a holocron from the crypt. Later, she helped Ahsoka Tano who sought to find the thief responsible for the disappearance of her lightsaber. During the fall of the Jedi Order and the Galactic Republic, Nu managed to survive the Jedi Purge and flee Coruscant. Palpatine launched his Inquisitors and Darth Vader on the trail of survivors to destroy the Jedi once and for all. Nu was killed by Vader himself.
Oppo Rancisis was a Thisspiasian Jedi Master who served on the Jedi High Council during the High Republic Era, the Invasion of Naboo, and the Clone Wars. He was known to be one of the wisest members of the Jedi Council. He was respected for his great wisdom and devotion to the Force.
At the end of the Clone Wars, the clone troopers turned against the Jedi Order in compliance with Order 66 under the command of Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine. Although most of the Jedi Order was wiped out in the initial attack, some Jedi managed to escape from the servants of the newly formed Galactic Empire. In 14 BBY, following the hunt for Eeth Koth, Rancisis was on a list of known survivors of the Great Jedi Purge carried out by the Jedi hunters known as the Inquisition, having hidden from the Galactic Empire extremely well.
Luminara Unduli was a Jedi Master native to Mirial. Like many other Jedi, the Mirialan fought in the Battle of Geonosis. During the last year of the conflict, the Jedi assisted Yoda during the Battle of Kashyyyk. However, following Order 66, she was captured and locked up in the Spire of Spire, the prison of Stygeon Prime, where she was executed.
During the wars, he bore the title of Jedi Master and was noted for his bravery. At the end of the war, most of the Jedi were betrayed and slaughtered by Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic Sheev Palpatine – who was actually a Sith Lord. Despite Uvell’s survival in Order 66, he feared that his Order’s knowledge and artifacts could be destroyed along with the Jedi.
In desperation, Uvell turned to Antron Bach, an antiquarian who had done business with the Jedi Order several times, and entrusted him with a vessel loaded with whatever artifacts he could collect. He asked him to go and hide in an old Geonosian colony.
Quinlan Vos (highly presumed)
Quinlan Vos was a Jedi Knight during the last years of the Galactic Republic. He was a student of the Jedi Master Tholme, he will later have the opportunity to teach a Twi’lek named Aayla Secura with whom he will have a romantic relationship. He later teamed up with Asajj Ventress to find and kill Count Dooku, leader of the Confederacy of Independent Systems.
During this mission, he fell into the Dark Side of the Force and very temporarily became the apprentice of the Sith Lord before redeeming himself after the death of Ventress, whom he loved and whose body he brought back to Dathomir with Obi-Wan Kenobi. In 19 BBY, he participated in the siege of Saleucami before moving to Boz Pity and then to Kashyyyk at the time of Order 66. It is unknown what happened to him after that, but it is assumed that he has survived.
Yoda was an individual of an unknown species who was among the most powerful and recognized Jedi Masters in the entire history of the Galaxy, famed for his legendary wisdom, mastery of the Force, and lightsaber skills. He was a member of the Jedi High Council during the last decades of the Galactic Republic and was its Grand Master before and during the Clone Wars.
Following the Battle of Geonosis, Yoda assumed the title of Master of the Order in addition to Grand Master. The Grand Master was one of the few survivors of the Jedi Purge fomented by Emperor Palpatine after which he went into exile on Dagobah.
A few years later, before becoming one with the Force some four years after the Battle of Yavin, the Jedi Master formed Luke Skywalker who defeated the Sith. After his death at age 900, Master Yoda retained his Force identity and was remembered by many as one of the most legendary Jedi Masters in history.
The Grand Inquisitor
The Grand Inquisitor, also simply called the Inquisitor, was the leader of the Inquisitors of the Inquisitorius under the Galactic Empire. In the days of the Galactic Republic he was a Jedi Temple Guard, but when the Empire arrived he went over to the dark side and joined the Inquisitorius to participate in the Jedi Purge.
Fourteen years later, he was tasked by Darth Vader with eliminating the Ghost rebels on Lothal. For this, he collaborated with agent Kallus of the Imperial Security Bureau. Four years before the Battle of Yavin he faced the Jedi Kanan Jarrus and his apprentice Ezra Bridger, in a duel that led to his death.
Cere Junda was the Padawan of Jedi Master Eno Cordova during the reign of the Galactic Republic. Junda and Cordova were later sent by the Jedi High Council to oversee an excavation of a temple located on the planet Ontotho, but in the process, they were caught up in a battle between the Fylar Freedom Fighters and local security forces.
She eventually became a Jedi Knight and took on Trilla Suduri as her Padawan. When Order 66 was issued, Junda and Suduri attempted to escape Galactic Empire forces while protecting a group of Jedi younglings. Captured and subjected to torture, Junda turned her Padawan over to the Empire, leading Suduri to fall to the dark side of the Force and become the Inquisitor known as the “Second Sister”.
Though Junda managed to escape her, she decided to repress her connection to the Force, having experienced the power of the dark side, as well as feeling overwhelmed with guilt over Suduri’s fate.
Ferren Barr was an Iktotchi Jedi Master present on the planet Mon Cala during the reign of the Galactic Empire serving as an advisor to King Lee-Char. After the arrival of a tall black armed individual and the Inquisition on Mon Cala to hunt down the Jedi, Lee-Char spoke with the Jedi informing them of his arrival. He informed Lee-Char that he could handle the Inquisitors and that he also knew the identity of the tall, armed black individual.
Caleb Dume / Kanan Jarrus
Kanan Jarrus, born Caleb Dume, was a Force-sensitive human who survived Order 66 thanks to the sacrifice of his master, Depa Billaba, on Kaller. Having become a fugitive, he met the smuggler Janus Kasmir who taught him how to survive. The young teenager forgot the way of the Jedi and traded his lightsaber for a blaster.
His life as a fugitive took him to the planet Gorse where he became a cargo pilot for Moonglow Polychemical. Following these events, Kanan decided to accompany Hera on his VCX-100 light freighter, the Ghost. Together they formed a rebel cell that opposed the Galactic Empire on Lothal.
About five years before the Battle of Yavin, Kanan met Ezra Bridger, a young Force-sensitive human. He decided to train the young boy, thus taking up the path of the Jedi.
Cal Kestis was a Force-sensitive human who joined the Jedi Order as a Padawan. He survived the Clone Wars and then the 66th Order and took refuge on the planet Bracca, working in the Blacksmith’s Guild. At one point, the Galactic Empire discovered its powers, and Cal was chased by the Second Sister, the Purge Troopers, and the Stormtroopers. He also became the Jedi apprentice of Cere Junda.
Trilla Suduri / Second Sister
The Second Sister, formerly known as Trilla Suduri, was a human who served the Galactic Empire during her reign as Inquisitor of the Inquisitorius. Before becoming the Second Sister, this human was a member of the Jedi Order known as Trilla Suduri. She was brought to the Jedi Temple at a very young age and became the Padawan of the Jedi Master Cere Junda.
She served in the Clone Wars and managed to survive Order 66 with a group of young initiates as the Galactic Republic transformed into the Galactic Empire and the Jedi became traitors. Shortly after the start of the Jedi Purge the hideout of Trilla and her master was discovered by an Imperial patrol.
Unidentified Rodian Jedi youngling
A Rodian Jedi youngling was with Trilla Suduri and Cere Junda while they were hiding from the Galactic Empire. Junda left to lure them away, telling Suduri that she’d circle back, instructing her to stay with the younglings. The youngling asked Suduri what was going to happen to them, to which she replied that everything would be fine. Junda and Suduri were ultimately captured by the Empire. The fate of the younglings is not known.
Originally from Iridonia, Eeth Koth joined the Jedi Order and rose through the ranks to become a Jedi Master and serve on the Jedi High Council. He was present at the council when Qui-Gon Jinn introduced them to a sensitive young human named Anakin Skywalker. Ten years later, during the Separatist Crisis, he participated in the Battle of Geonosis.
He later fought General Grievous during the Clone Wars. He survived Order 66 and had a daughter with a Zabrak named Mira. Although the former Jedi Master was killed by Darth Vader during the Jedi Purge, the fate of his child, kidnapped by the Inquisitors, remains unknown.
F was a member of the Jedi Order during the Clone Wars and as such crafted a lightsaber with a thin yellow and gold colored blade. During the war, the Padawan lost her master and watched him die. F survived the Great Jedi Purge and hid the lower half of her face under a mask to hide her identity from the Galactic Empire.
After a band of pirates led by Izuma reprogrammed the battle droids left by the Separatists on Keelia to threaten the residents of the Meevai village there, Valco, a friend of their late master, summoned F to the planet. Following his request, she sought out Keelia in her clone Z-95 starfighter. When she met Valco in the forest, she explained to him why she was wearing her mask.
Jay was a Force-sensitive human male former Jedi Padawan who became a singer after the Clone Wars. After escaping Order 66, he was found by the Hutt guitarist Geezer. He then joined Geezer’s band Star Waver, in which he served as the lead singer. At some point during the Empire, Jabba the Hutt placed a bounty on Geezer for refusing to join his crime syndicate.
The bounty hunter Boba Fett captured the guitarist for execution for his perceived transgression. In response, Jay came up with a plan to rescue Geezer by performing a song at the Mos Espa Grand Arena, thereby convincing Jabba not to execute his friend.
Naq Med was a Force-sensitive human who was once trained in the ways of the Force as a Padawan in the Jedi Order by a master. Some time before the Clone Wars, he left the Jedi Order to follow his own path. At that time, he met a woman with whom he would end up having a daughter named J’Hara.
Eventually, Med learned about Order 66 and the Jedi’s supposed rebellion, believing Emperor Sheev Palpatine’s reports about the Jedi Order. During the reign of the Galactic Empire, Med was discovered and confronted the Grand Inquisitor, breaking the Inquisitor’s lightsaber, surviving and escaping to Pam’ba, where he spent the rest of his life.
Ahsoka Tano, nicknamed “Snips” by Anakin Skywalker, was a Togruta from the planet Shili who was a Padawan of the Jedi Order during the Clone Wars. As Padawan to Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, she was also a Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic until her departure from the Order. After the war ended, she became a member of the Rebel Alliance and fought against the Galactic Empire until the end of the Galactic Civil War. Then, under the New Republic, she went in search of Grand Admiral Thrawn to find the Jedi Ezra Bridger.
Zubain Ankonori was a Zabrak Jedi who served the Jedi Order during the final years of the Galactic Republic. When Order 66 was executed by Darth Sidious at the end of the Clone Wars, Ankonori found refuge in a Jedi sanctuary on Anoat along with three other Jedi, Mususiel, Khandra, and Nuhj.
They were eventually discovered by the Galactic Empire and forced to flee, with Mususiel remaining on Anoat to buy time. The remaining Jedi were tracked down by an Arbiter, who first pursued Ankonori, allowing Khandra and Nuhj to escape. Ankonori was killed on Mataou in the resulting confrontation.
Selrahc Eluos was a Jedi who lived during the last years of the Galactic Republic and the early years of the Galactic Empire. Eluos was one of the few Jedi to survive Order 66, an event that ended the Clone Wars and saw the destruction of the Jedi Order, and was able to hide from the subsequent Great Jedi Purge carried out by Darth Vader and his followers. inquisitors.
Shortly after the hunt for Eeth Koth, Darth Vader and the Grand Inquisitor met on Coruscant to review a holographic list of confirmed survivors who had hidden extremely well. Eluos was part of that list, along with Coleman Kcaj, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Oppo Rancisis, and Ka-Moon Kholi.
The Fifth Brother was an Inquisitor within the Inquisitorius. He was sent by Darth Vader to hunt down the rebels of Lothal, after the Sith Lord discovered that his former apprentice Ahsoka Tano had allied with them. The individual who became the Fifth Brother was originally a member of the Jedi Order.
When the Galactic Republic transformed into the Galactic Empire, the Jedi were accused of treason by the new Galactic Emperor Sheev Palpatine. An organization, the Inquisitorius, was created to hunt down Jedi who survived Order 66, and the Fifth Brother became one of its Inquisitors. He was trained for a time by the Grand Inquisitor in their headquarters located in the Factories on Coruscant.
Palpatine quickly placed them under the command of Darth Vader who then took it upon himself to teach them the ways of the dark side. During one of his training against Vader, the Fifth Brother had his right hand amputated.
Grogu was an Initiate of the Jedi Order from the same species as Grand Master Yoda. Raised under the Republic, he survived the Jedi Purge and had to hide from the terrible Galactic Empire. Decades later, he was taken into custody by a Mandalorian named Din Djarin. At his side, he was protected from the Moff Gideon and found his fellow Jedi.
Finally, he finds a new Master, Luke Skywalker. During the Republican era, Grogu was discovered to be sensitive and trained in the way of the Jedi. At the Jedi Temple of Coruscant, he was trained by the greatest Masters such as Yoda, of the same species.
Growing up at a very slow pace, Grogu attended many events. Notably, he lived during the Clone Wars and survived Order 66, marking the advent of the Galactic Empire. Abandoned and actively sought by the Sith, the young child was hidden from the Imperials for decades.
Khandra was a human female Jedi who served in the Jedi Order during the final years of the Galactic Republic. When Order 66 was executed by Darth Sidious at the end of the Clone Wars, Khandra hid in a Jedi sanctuary on Anoat accompanied by three other Jedi, Mususiel, Zubain Ankonori, and Nuhj. Eventually, they were discovered by the Galactic Empire, who sent an Inquisitor to deal with them.
Mususiel remained in Anoat to give his companions time to escape. At Mataou, Ankonori drew the opponent away from him while Khandra fled with Nuhj to Burnin Konn. With Mususiel and Ankonori defeated by the Arbiter, Khandra lost her sense of belonging to the Jedi, being forced into hiding and stealing food.
At some point, the Arbiter returned and killed Khandra and Nuhj in a fight in a chrome mine near Wickridge. Her belongings, including a damaged lightsaber, were sealed in an Imperial vault on Nar Hypa.
Ka-Moon Kholi was a Jedi who lived during the last years of the Galactic Republic and the early years of the Galactic Empire. Ka-Moon Kholi was one of the few Jedi to survive Order 66, an event that ended the Clone Wars and saw the destruction of the Jedi Order, and was able to hide from the subsequent Great Jedi Purge carried out by Darth Vader and his inquisitors.
Shortly after the hunt for Eeth Koth, Darth Vader and the Grand Inquisitor met on Coruscant to review a holographic list of confirmed survivors who had hidden extremely well. Ka-Moon Kholi was part of that list, along with Coleman Kcaj, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Oppo Rancisis, and Selrahc Eluos.
Mususiel was a female Jedi who served in the Jedi Order during the final years of the Galactic Republic. When Order 66 was executed by Darth Sidious at the end of the Clone Wars, Mususiel and three other Jedi hid in a Jedi sanctuary on Anoat. At some point, however, they were discovered by the Galactic Empire. The other Jedi escaped, but Mususiel remained behind to buy time for her companions to flee, but she was killed as a result.
Masana Tide / Ninth Sister
The Ninth Sister, formerly known as Masana Tide, was a Dowutin Inquisitor. After the formation of the Galactic Empire, she was part of the Inquisitorius. Before becoming the Ninth Sister, Masana Tide was originally a Dowutin member of the Jedi Order. When the Galactic Republic transformed into the Galactic Empire, the Jedi were accused of treason by the new Galactic Emperor Sheev Palpatine.
An organization, the Inquisitorius, was created to hunt down Jedi who survived Order 66, and Tide became one of its Inquisitors. She was trained for a time by the Grand Inquisitor in their headquarters located in the Factories on Coruscant. Palpatine quickly placed them under the command of Darth Vader who then took it upon himself to teach them the ways of the dark side.
Nuhj was a kadas’sa’Nikto Jedi who served in the Jedi Order during the final years of the Galactic Republic. When Order 66 was executed by Darth Sidious at the end of the Clone Wars, Nuhj and three other Jedi – Mususiel, Zubain Ankonori, and Khandra – hid in a Jedi sanctuary on Anoat. They were eventually discovered by the Galactic Empire and chased throughout the sector by an Arbiter, who killed the surviving Jedi one by one.
Nuhj hid in Burnin Konn with Khandra, emerging from his hiding place only to go in search of food. Ultimately, the Arbiter discovered the location of the Jedi near a chrome mine near Wickridge. Nuhj and Khandra were killed and their belongings, including a damaged lightsaber, were sealed in an Imperial vault on Nar Hypa.
The Seventh Sister was a Force user associated with the Jedi Order prior to Order 66. After the Sith crushed the Jedi Order, the Mirialan joined the Galactic Empire and became a member of the Inquisition, an organization within the Empire that hunted surviving Order 66 Jedi and other Force-sensitives. In the Inquisitorius, like many other Inquisitors, she was subordinate to a Pau’an Inquisitor, whom she feared. Despite everything, she saw Darth Vader as her master, to whom she was ultimately accountable.
Kira Vantala (according to legend)
Kira Vantala was a dark-skinned female Force-sensitive who served the Jedi Order during the days of the Galactic Republic. Vantale managed to survive Order 66 and avoid the fate that befell many Jedi. While investigating abductions on the planet Gaaten, she eventually confronted the Grand Inquisitor, revealing her survival in the purge.
Did any younglings survive Order 66?
Some younglings have, indeed, survived Order 66, but the exact numbers might not be fully disclosed. As for the current canon, an unidentified Rodian Jedi youngling is known to have survived Order 66; we could add The Mandalorian‘s Grogu on the list, but we still have to determine whether he actually was a youngling at the time, or simply a Force-sensitive child.
As for the Legends universe, several younglings are also known to have survived, but their exact numbers aren’t known. Tao is a youngling who survived after the Battle of Shumari, while a group of younglings was guarded by Chase Piru. These younglings were from the Soaring Hawkbat Clan, including Seddwia, Jiro, and Kennan Taanzer.
How many Jedi did Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader kill during Order 66?
The exact number of Jedi present in the Jedi Temple during the siege is not known. Official data reveals that there were hundreds to thousands of Jedi in the Temple when Darth Vader entered with the Clone Army. These numbers also state that most, if not all of the Jedi perished during the siege (okay, we later found out that some survived, but that was the initial fact we had).
Now, it is safe to assume that Vader did not kill every Jedi; some of them fell to the Clones. But he did kill most of them, which means that Darth Vader killed hundreds of Jedi, including the younglings, during the Siege of the Jedi Temple. The exact number is not known, but it is certainly very, very high.