Since Disney bought Star Wars, they have introduced us to many new characters. A lot of their projects have bridged the gap between the original and prequel trilogies with things like ‘Rogue One’, ‘Star Wars Rebels,’ ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ and their most recent games with ‘Jedi Fallen Order’ and ‘Jedi Survivor.’ With these projects, we have also gotten lots of new characters, one of the most popular being Cal Kestis, who was a padawan who survived Order 66. Due to his popularity, fans have always wondered if he would appear in live-action. Will Cal Kestis appear in ‘Ahsoka’?
It’s a 50/50 chance that Cal Kestis appears in ‘Ahsoka‘, as we have no clue of the character’s fate at this point in time. With both ‘Jedi Fallen Order’ and ‘Jedi Survivor taking place between ‘Revenge of the Sith’ and ‘A New Hope,’ whether or not Cal Kestis is alive is the real mystery.
Now that we have briefly discussed whether Cal Kestis will appear in ‘Ahsoka,’ let’s analyze it in more detail and see what the chances are of that happening. If you’re interested in more, stay with us and keep reading!
How did Cal Kestis survive Order 66?
Kestis was only 13 years old when Order 66 happened. Just a couple of hours before the incident, he was having fun with the clone troopers on the way to training with his master, Jaro Tapal. In the middle of the training session, Palpatine announced Order 66, which had the same clones Cal was bantering with, trying to kill him.
When Jaro Tapal realized what was happening, he distracted the troopers so he and Cal could reach the escape pods. En route to the pods, Tapal realized he was outnumbered and got Kestis in the pod and sacrificed himself so his padawan would survive. After the events of Order 66, Cal Kestis became a scrapper on Bracca and shut himself off from the force to stay hidden from the Empire.
Cal Kestis in ‘Jedi: Fallen Order’
When we first meet Cal Kestis, he is working as a scrapper on Bracca. Taking place five years after the events of Order 66, Kestis is now 18 years old and is completely shut off from the force. When he has to use the force again to save his friend at work, the Empire sends inquisitors to find him, setting off the events for the rest of the game.
Former Jedi, Cere Junda, and Greeze Dritus then find Kestis. Throughout the game, Cal has to re-learn his lightsaber skills and how to use the force to help Cere and Greeze go up against the Empire. After taking on multiple inquisitors and failing, Cal has to rebuild his skills, which sets him on a path of fully embracing his Jedi past.
By the end of the game, Cere knights Cal as a full Jedi Knight, and they invade Fortress Inquisitorius. Both Cal and Cere end up going up against Darth Vader, with the two of them not standing a chance and having to retreat. They finally escape the fortress and decide from there on out to try to assemble more people to Hope them take down the Empire.
Cal Kestis in ‘Jedi Survivor’
Taking place a further five years after ‘Fallen Order,’ ‘Jedi Survivor,’ focused on a 23-year-old Cal Kestis who has waged war against the Empire. With the original team going their separate ways, Cal has a new time who dies early in the game. One of the surviving members is Bode Akuna, who we are introduced to as a good friend of Kestis.
Once Cal is reunited with Cere and Greeze, Merrin, and Bode, they all set out to find Tanalorr, which they believe is a safe haven from the Empire. Cal ends up fighting an old High Republic Jedi, Dagan Gera, who turns to the dark side after being awoken from his bacta tank. Shortly after defeating Dagan, Bode is revealed to be a surviving Jedi of Order 66 and is working for the Empire to give his daughter a home but is defeated by Cal on Tanalorr.
After defeating Bode, Cal, Merrin, and Greeze settle on Tanalorr in hopes of rebuilding the Jedi Order secretly and as a safe haven from the Empire. With a sequel to the game in development, we will find out the fate of Cal Kestis by the end of the trilogy.
We don’t know whether Cal Kestis will appear in ‘Ahsoka’
The last time we see Cal is in ‘Jedi Survivor,’ which takes place nine years before the original trilogy. His current fate is unknown, so there is a 50/50 chance of whether or not he appears in ‘Ahsoka.’ Disney may want to keep the games and TV projects separate as of now, but no one knows what the future holds. If he doesn’t appear in ‘Ahsoka,’ he could appear in Dave Filoni’s upcoming Star Wars film.
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