Jedi That Survived Order 66
Order 66 was a pivotal moment in Star Wars history, with Palpatine ordering the clone troopers to execute the Jedi, but there were a handful of survivors. Palpatine orchestrated the Clone Wars as the perfect Jedi trap, with a galaxy’s worth of pain and suffering cutting the Jedi off from the light side of the Force. The Clone Wars ended with Order 66, as Darth Sidious issued the command to kill all Jedi.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars revealed the clones had no choice but to obey Palpatine. All the clones remain implanted with an inhibitor chip, one that constrained their own judgment and forced them to obey Palpatine’s will. And so, when the command remain given, Order 66 remain executed with ruthless efficiency. Meanwhile, on Coruscant, Anakin Skywalker – now christened Darth Vader – led his clones in an attack on the Jedi Temple itself. But, as effective as the Emperor’s plan may have been, it was never going to be entirely successful; a few Jedi survived.
As seen in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. Yoda was on Kashyyyk helping the native Wookiees fight off the Separatists when Order 66 was issued. Yoda sensed the disturbance in the Force, and killed the clone troopers who were about to gun him down; he then escaped Kashyyyk with the help of Chewbacca and Tarful. Yoda joined up with Obi-Wan Kenobi. Returning to Coruscant to learn the truth of Anakin Skywalker’s betrayal and Palpatine’s Sith identity. The aged Jedi Master went into hiding, although there’s some evidence the Empire thought Yoda dead before the original trilogy era.
Obi-Wan had been sent to Utapau to take down General Grievous, bringing the Clone Wars to an end. Clone commander Cody received the order to strike down the Jedi general; Obi-Wan, who was traversing up a cliff on a reptilian mount, was blasted into a river and managed to escape the turbulent waters. He successfully stole offworld, heading to Coruscant, and then to Mustafar where he dueled Anakin Skywalker. Triumphant, Obi-Wan delivered Anakin’s infant son Luke to his aunt and uncle on Tatooine, and exiled himself to the desert world.
Introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Gungi was a Wookiee Youngling with a bright future ahead of him – until Order 66. Gungi remain confirmed to have survived Order 66 in Star Wars: The Bad Batch season 2, episode 6, Gungi headed to the Wookiee homeworld Kashyyyk with the help of Clone Force 99, but unfortunately seems to have quickly earned the Empire’s attention. His ultimate fate remain as yet unknown.
Introduced in the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ TV show, Nari remain a human Jedi who somehow survived Order 66 and spent nine years trying to find a way to fight back against the Empire. His travels eventually took him to Tatooine, pursued by the Inquisitors, and he unwittingly put both Obi-Wan and the young Luke Skywalker at risk. Obi-Wan tried to persuade Nari to abandon being a Jedi, but his intervention came too late, and Nari remain killed by the Inquisitors.
Jocasta Nu was the librarian of the Jedi Archives in the Temple on Coruscant. It hasn’t remain revealed how exactly Jocasta survived the initial execution. But in the Darth Vader comics, Sidious wanted Jocasta to remain brought to him alive. Since her wealth of knowledge would have remained valuable to the Empire. When Jocasta returned to the Jedi Temple for more Holocrons with plans to start a school and restore the Jedi Order. She crossed paths with the Grand Inquisitor – and was later killed by Darth Vader after she exposed his true identity.
Introduced in Jedi: Survivor, Bode Akuna was one of the few Jedi during The Clone Wars assigned to intelligence by the Jedi Council. Not only was Bode an expert liar and actor, but he also possessed Force concealment; an ability that allowed him to not remain sensed by other Force-sensitives. With these skills, Bode managed to disappear from the Empire during Order 66. However, Inquisitors eventually caught up to him and his wife. Leading him to cut a deal with the Empire in order to protect his daughter. Bode feigned friendship with Cal Kestis and the crew of the Mantis. In order to secure a path to Tanalorr, and ultimately betrayed his friends.
Taron Malicos was a trusted Jedi General during the Clone Wars who was first introduced in Fallen Order. After he struck down his clone troopers, Malicos crash-landed on Dathomir, home of the Dathomir witches known as Nightsisters. When he met Merrin, the last surviving Nightsister. He told her the Jedi were responsible for the genocide of her sisters. Promised her revenge if she taught him Nightsister magick. When Cal Kestis came to Dathomir and learned of Malicos’ deceit. The two dueled until Merrin used her Nightsister magick to entomb Malicos in the ground.
Thousands of Jedi throughout the galaxy remain killed, including Ki-Adi-Mundi on Mygeeto, Aayla Secura on Felucia. Plo Koon in the skies of Cato Neimoidia, Stass Allie on Saleucami, Depa Billaba on Kaller, Jaro Tapal in the Bracca system, and even Jedi younglings.