Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order takes place a short while after the events of Episode III; Order 66 has wiped out most of the Jedi, the Empire is rising to become a dominant force, and Darth Vader needs to earn his spot as the Emperor’s top enforcer. Many fans have been wondering what canon material the game can draw upon.
So far, we know that the story focuses on Jedi Padawan Cal Kestis who escaped Order 66 and is on the run from the Galactic Empire. His secret is revealed, and soon the Empire sends the Second Sister, an inquisitor trained by Darth Vader, to hunt him down and eradicate the remaining Jedi Knights.
Ahsoka Tano – Former Padawan of Anakin Skywalker
The Clone Wars not only gave us the development of Obi-Wan and Anakin’s relationship, but it also introduced us to Ahsoka Tano. She was Anakin’s former Padawan who eventually abandoned the Jedi Order. Following Order 66, she lived in exile until the resistance came calling. Ahsoka eventually joined under the agreement that the Organa would help protect force sensitive children.
These children are significant because they are a potential threat to the Emperor. Since Cal Kestis is a Padawan on the run, perhaps the story will develop around not only his survival but also the survival of others.
Seeing Ahsoka in action would be something to behold. As we can see in this scene from Star Wars Rebels, he is a powerful force to be reckoned with.
Jocasta Nu – Jedi Temple librarian
Jocasta was featured briefly in Attack of the Clones but most of her scenes were cut. The librarian of the Jedi Temple was responsible for protecting some of the oldest, most sacred information about the Jedi Order. Thankfully, when Order 66 eventually came, she managed to survive.
We only see her true prowess in battle later on in the comic Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 10:The Dying Light, Part IV. Jocasta survived only to be hunted by Darth Vader for the information she held regarding the location of all force sensitive children in the universe. Much like Ahsoka, Jocasta needed to keep this information safe.
If the upcoming game chooses to include force sensitive children and keeping them safe from the Empire, then Jocasta should definitely be included.
Star Wars Rebels
The story of Star Wars Rebels takes place fourteen years after the fall of the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order, so it might be too late to play into the timeline of the game, but it still deserves some role.
In the show, a group of rebels unite aboard a freighter starship called the Ghost and work together against the rising Empire, significantly affecting the events leading up to Episode IV. Unlike Ahsoka and Jocasta, we know about what most of the crew was doing on the Ghost, so seeing them in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order doesn't seem very likely. However, the main adversary they face off against in the series finale is a character who might show up in the game: Grand Admiral Thrawn.
Thrawn is kind of the Harley Quinn of Star Wars. Harley was created for and first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series? However, her character became so popular over the course of the show that she soon appeared in other Batman-related material.
Like Harley, Thrawn was a side creation of the old expanded universe and was later introduced to Star Wars Rebels because of his overwhelming popularity. We often see Thrawn as a military mastermind, always a few steps ahead of his opponents and “allies.”
We see Thrawn in action after the fall of Emperor Palpatine and the death of Dark Vader, but in the meantime (between Episodes III and IV), he ruthlessly climbs the ranks of the Imperial hierarchy. It seems likely that we'll get a glimpse of him in the upcoming game.
The Inquisitors of the Empire
The trailer shows the Second Sister coming for our protagonist, so we already know that we'll be seeing at least one Inquisitor in the game. However, there is a possibility that we could see more of them.
Inquisitors are not simply powerful fighters, they were also personally trained by Vader himself, and only the strongest survive.
Obi-Wan vs Darth Maul: The Revengence
Solo: A Star Wars Story informed us that Darth Maul is still alive and well. Of course, Star Wars Rebels already confirmed this for us, as did Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Maul hunts Obi-Wan to Tatooine, who is there watching over a young Luke Skywalker, another force sensitive child.
Will we be seeing Darth Maul in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order? Perhaps, but it seems unlikely that we'll be able to face off against him, as his power would be far too great. Still, there is a possibility that we'll at least hear something about him.
There are a few other important characters and events that could fit into the timeline of the game. However, we're still not sure how they might fit in thematically. They include:
- Darth Vader hunts down surviving Jedi. Again, his power level compared to characters in the game so far seems disproportional, so we likely won't get a chance to fight him.
- Princess Leia joins the Senate and sees the reality of Palpatine’s brutality, which shapes her into the leader she becomes later on.
- Jyn Erso and the rest of the Rogue One group are not yet together, but they are all doing interesting things. Perhaps we will see some of them in their early resistance efforts.
What will actually happen in the game’s story is anyone’s guess. However, it seems highly probable that some of these characters and events will at least be mentioned in the game, if not appear.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be out on November 15, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.