One of the Jedi that fans of Star Wars were able to relate to is the young Jedi named Cal Kestis, the playable character in the video game series titled Star Wars Jedi, which already has two installments, Fallen Order and Survivor. Of course, we know that the Jedi Order had already fallen during the video games and barely existed during the events of The Mandalorian. So, if Cal Kestis survived the era of the Empire, how old would he be in The Mandalorian?
Cal Kestis would be around 41 years old during the time of The Mandalorian. That’s because he is around 23 years old in Jedi: Survivor, which takes place in 9 BBY. Meanwhile, The Mandalorian takes place on 9 ABY. That means Cal would have aged 18 years between Survivor and The Mandalorian.
Even though we are only scratching the surfaces of the lives of Cal Kestis and the characters of The Mandalorian, it is important to take note that there is a significant gap in time between the events of Star Wars Jedi and The Mandalorian. As such, Cal would already be a wise adult Jedi if he were still alive in The Mandalorian. Now, let’s look at how old Cal Kestis would be in The Mandalorian.
How Old Was Cal Kestis in Jedi: Fallen Order?
During the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order events, we met Cal Kestis, the playable character of that canon video game. In Fallen Order, we can see Cal’s story and how he survived the events of Order 66. When clones attacked him and his master in 19 BBY, which was the fall of the Jedi Order, Cal Kestis was still just a 13-year-old Padawan that was yet to become a true Jedi.
Thanks to the help of his master, Jaro Tapal, Cal survived the events of Order 66 and went into hiding for five years when the Empire was hunting down Jedi through the Inquisitorius of Darth Vader himself. He managed to stay hidden for five years until he was forced to use his Force powers during one of his jobs, which allowed him to get chased by the Inquisitors, particularly the Second Sister.
During the game’s events, Cal Kestis was around 18 years old because five years went by from the time he was still just 13 when he was with Jedi Master Jaro Tapal. As such, he was still a young Jedi during the events of Fallen Order, wherein he survived a meeting with Darth Vader and the other Inquisitors.
How Old Was Cal Kestis in Jedi: Survivor?
We know that Cal Kestis survived the events of Order 66 and Fallen Order. However, he still needed to keep on surviving during the time of the Empire, which existed for 23 years from 19 BBY to 4 ABY. Meanwhile, Fallen Order took place in 14 BBY, five years from the events of Order 66 in 19 BBY.
The sequel to Fallen Order, entitled Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, still follows Cal Kestis and the crew of the Mantis. In this storyline, five years have passed since the events of Fallen Order, which means that Cal survived the Empire and its Inquisitors for five more years. So, how old was Cal in Jedi: Survivor?
Because five years went by from the previous game, wherein he was 18 years old, Cal Kestis was already 23 during the events of Jedi: Survivor. As such, he was already a true adult Jedi Knight in Survivor, even though he was still comparatively young compared to the other Jedi Masters that lived during the time of the Old Republic.
Is Cal Kestis Still Alive in The Mandalorian?
At this point, we aren’t sure about Cal Kestis and his fate because Jedi: Survivor is yet to be released. But we do know that the storyline of Star Wars continued beyond the events of the fall of the Empire on 4 ABY because there were still characters that had stories to tell in the years that followed. The Mandalorian is one of the storylines that allowed us to see characters from previous Star Wars movies and shows returning.
Of course, while it was widely believed that the last Jedi during the era of the Empire was Luke Skywalker, we know that others still lived. Ahsoka, who was no longer a Jedi in an official capacity, still lived at that time and even participated in the battle against the Empire. Ezra Bridger, who only became a Jedi during the events of the Empire’s reign, was still alive then.
As such, even though Luke was said to be the last Jedi, others were still alive when he fought the Empire and defeated Darth Vader. That would mean there’s a good chance that Cal Kestis survived the events of Jedi: Survivor and the reign of the Empire.
We know that Jedi: Survivor takes place nine years before the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. So, if Cal survives in Survivor, he would have to survive nine more years of Imperial reign. That means we can’t be sure whether or not he is still alive in The Mandalorian because he would have had to evade the Empire for a very long time.
How Old Would Cal Kestis Be in The Mandalorian?
If Cal Kestis lived through the entire Imperial era and managed to reach the timeline of The Mandalorian, that would mean that many years would have gone by from the events of Jedi: Survivor and The Mandalorian. So, how old would Cal be in The Mandalorian?
The events of Jedi: Survivor takes place on 9 BBY, 13 years before the fall of the Empire, which is on 4 ABY. Meanwhile, the Mandalorian occurs on 9 ABY, five years after the emperor’s death. That would mean that there are 18 years between Survivor and The Mandalorian.
Considering that Cal Kestis should be around 23 years old during the events of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, he should already be around 41 years old during the time of The Mandalorian. That is, of course, he survived the reign of the Empire and the years that followed the death of Emperor Palpatine.