Which Jedi are known to have died during Order 66 according to official Star Wars canon? Alongside the destruction of the Death Star and the Battle of Endor, Order 66 is one of the most significant events in the entire fictional history of Star Wars. First depicted in the prequel trilogy’s Revenge of the Sith, Order 66 is the culmination of Palpatine’s long-term scheming and marks the single moment power shifts definitively into the Empire’s hands.
Having already orchestrated the Clone Wars and maneuvered himself into the position of Chancellor, Palpatine had secretly commissioned the creation of a huge clone army to assist the Jedi in defending the Galactic Republic against the Separatists. Of course, Palpatine had included a master control chip in each clone trooper, ensuring that when the time came he could execute the final stage of his plan for galactic domination. This point came in Revenge of the Sith and has been subsequently explored in The Clone Wars season 7. Outed as a Sith lord by the Jedi, Palpatine executed Order 66 and on every battlefield, clone troopers turned against their Jedi allies in a surprise attack, while the newly-anointed Darth Vader mopped up the remains.
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A few Jedi were able to fend of their assailants and survive, spending the following years in hiding. These include Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and the twin offspring of Anakin, but what of the others who weren’t so lucky? Here are all the Jedi that have been confirmed as victims of the Sith’s Order 66 in Disney canon.
With a prominent role throughout the Star Wars prequel trilogy and The Clone Wars, Ki-Adi-Mundi’s distinctive tall-headed frame will be familiar to fans even if his name isn’t. Sitting on the Jedi council, Mundi plays a key role in the order’s decision making, but his judgments don’t always fall on the right side of history. Despite correctly claiming Anakin’s thoughts dwelt on his mother (an assessment he perhaps didn’t need the Force to make), Mundi was dismissive of the Sith’s potential return and the possibility of Count Dooku turning to the dark side. This character is shot by troopers on Mygeeto, overwhelmed by blaster fire.
Aayla Secura is one of the most famous ‘background Jedi’ in the Star Wars franchise, and her death was one of the more affecting Order 66 moments, certainly in live-action. Recognizable as the blue-skinned Twi-lek Jedi, Secura debuts in Attack of the Clones and fights well in the Battle of Geonosis. Her story is further rounded out in The Clone Wars, and it’s during this conflict that Secura is sent to fight in the Outer Rim. She’s shot in the back by her own clone troopers, as shown as Revenge of the Sith.
Another regular supporting Jedi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy whose story was greatly expanded in animated form, Koon is the Jedi responsible for first discovering Ahsoka Tano, and he sat on the High Council prior to the outbreak of the Clone Wars. A largely silent presence, Koon can be seen fighting at Geonosis, but meets his demise in Order 66. In Revenge of the Sith, Koon is piloting a fighter on Cato Neimoidia when the clone troopers following his lead receive their deadly instructions from Darth Sidious. Koon’s ship is destroyed, leaving the Jedi no chance to fight back.
Unlike many of her contemporaries, Stass Allie’s limited role in the Star Wars prequel trilogy wasn’t expanded further in The Clone Wars or in comic releases, despite her role in the Battle of Geonosis. Allie’s death scene is featured in Revenge of the Sith‘s climax – she’s the Jedi riding a speeder bike on the planet Saleucami alongside several clone troopers who swiftly drop back after receiving Order 66 and shoot down their former comrade, sending her crashing.
Hailing from Chalacta, Depa Billaba’s most notable on-screen appearance comes during The Phantom Menace, as she’s one of the council members who test a young Anakin Skywalker’s affinity with the Force. Although Billaba’s death scene isn’t included in Revenge of the Sith‘s Order 66 montage, her final moments are incredibly influential in Star Wars lore. As depicted in the Kanan comic book story, Billaba and her apprentice are in the Outer Rim with their clone trooper allies when Order 66 commences, but the duo manage to fight back. Ultimately, the numbers prove overwhelming, forcing Billaba to sacrifice herself to save her Padawan. That Padawan was Caleb Dume, later known as Kanan Jarrus, who would go on to become a major character in Star Wars Rebels and train Ezra Bridger.
Cin Drallig, Bene & Whie Malreaux
This brave trio are the Jedi seen fighting against Anakin Skywalker when he invades the Jedi temple on Coruscant in Revenge of the Sith. Cin Drallig is the eldest of the three; a long-serving Jedi and renowned with a lightsaber. Defeating Drallig proves just how powerful Darth Vader has become since turning to the dark side. Drallig is also head of security for the Jedi temple – a role he performed better in than his brief cinematic appearance would suggest.
Fighting alongside Drallig are Bene and Whie Malreaux, two human Padawans who were also stationed on Coruscant. Bene is the female and Malreaux the younger male, and all three characters are shown being defeated by Anakin in a hologram that Obi-Wan watches in horror.
First introduced in Attack of the Clones, Shaak Ti’s death has been the cause of much Star Wars controversy. The character was originally meant to be killed by General Grievous prior to the Order 66 Jedi purge, but this scene was removed from Revenge of the Sith. Shaak Ti was then written to die as part of the Order 66 killings, murdered by Anakin in the Jedi temple, but this scene too was deleted. Confusion reigned as to which version of Shaak Ti’s demise was canon, but the question was answered definitively by The Clone Wars when Yoda has a vision of the mass killings and sees Ti’s second death, making the Anakin scene official.
Of all the Jedi present in Coruscant HQ when Anakin attacks, it’s Zett Jukassa who arguably puts up the most valiant battle, despite being a Padawan. Not dealt with by Anakin directly, Jukassa takes down some of Vader’s accompanying clone troopers but is eventually shot by Commander Appo’s unit. Significantly, Jukassa’s death is seen by Bail Organa, which might’ve confirmed the true genocidal nature of Order 66 to the Alderaan leader and ensured his future loyalty to the Jedi.
Sors Bandeam and The Younglings
No, not a hip new European indie band, but the little kid who innocently asks Anakin Skywalker “what are we going to do” before he and his young pals are cut down by Vader. It’s not known exactly how many younglings were slain during the attack on the Jedi temple, but the Sors Bandeam scene and the infamous moment where Ewan McGregor can’t help corpsing while saying “younglings” confirm that deaths happened.
Not all Rodians are blaster-totting criminals. Huulik’s sole Star Wars appearance comes in the 2015 Heir To The Jedi novel but the character is dead already during the book’s timeline. Huulik’s story is told through his niece’s conversations with Luke Skywalker, which reveal he was a pilot who was once saved by Anakin. After being shot by his clone allies, Huulik managed to get his own body home, but he had perished by the time he landed on Rodia.
Jaro Tapal was enshrined into Star Wars history thanks to the 2019 video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which is considered part of the franchise’s official canon. Tapal is the Jedi Master to Padawan Cal Kestis, the main protagonist of Fallen Order, and his story is told through the use of flashbacks. The duo are on board a Star Destroyer when Tapal senses impending betrayal from the clones on board. Similar to Depa Billaba and her Padawan, Tapal and Cal manage to cut through some of their opponents, but the more senior of the Jedi is eventually forced to protect his less experienced charge with his life.
Chiata & Marseph
Jedi Master Chiata and her Padawan Marseph also appear in the Fallen Order video game. The pair were on board a Star Destroyer but crash-landed after a dogfight with Separatists. Shortly after landing on the planet Zeffo, Order 66 was executed and Chiata’s troops engaged her and Marseph in battle. Although both Jedi died of their wounds, Marseph managed to bury his mentor before succumbing to death himself. This is revealed via voice recordings, and the player also comes across Chiata’s grave.
A very minor character in the grand scheme of Star Wars, Palabee is introduced via the Darth Vader comic book series. Her death during Order 66 is confirmed through her brother Nipaltoo and a surviving Jedi called Ferren Barr. Nipaltoo attempts to get revenge for his sister’s murder, disbelieving the Emperor’s claims of a Jedi uprising.
Jedi Temple Guard
Featuring only in the Force Collector novel, a guard stationed at the temple on Coruscant spots Anakin and his clone troopers approaching and feels no suspicion. He’s quickly swiped with the blade of Anakin’s lightsaber and while you’d imagine many more guards fell during the battle, this is the one Star Wars has confirmed.
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