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Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 1 Just Canonized 14 Jedi from Star Wars Legends

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By Nathan Johnson

The finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi was recently released on Disney+, wrapping up Deborah Chow's addition to the world of Star Wars. Even though Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, and Moses Ingram were the headline actors for the series, others such as Vivien Lyra Blair, Jimmy Smits, and O'Shea Jackson Jr. also made their mark in the galaxy far, far away.

The main focus of Obi-Wan Kenobi was to tell the story of the broken-down Jedi master after the events of Revenge of the Sith. He was tasked with going out on a mission to rescue Princess Leia after she had been taken captive by the Third Sister Inquisitor. This led to Obi-Wan meeting face-to-face with his former padawan, Darth Vader, for the first time since their duel on Mustafar.

While there is a massive amount of content in the Star Wars canon, there are even more stories in what is considered Legends. This area of the franchise is what was the Expanded Universe and is the home of every project that isn't canon.

Every now and then, a project within canon will contain an Easter egg or reference to a character or an event from Legends, and Obi-Wan Kenobi is the latest to join the list.

Legends Jedi that Appear in Obi-Wan Kenobi

In "Part V" of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jabiim is confirmed to be the base of operations for the network called The Path. This initiative's sole goal is to find Jedi that are on the run from the Empire and offer them a passageway to safety. When Obi-Wan is walking around inside the base, he sees a box of lightsabers and a Jedi cloak. He also notices that there are Aurebesh carvings on the wall. 

YouTuber Kyle Katarn was able to obtain production notes from Obi-Wan Kenobi's art department. These notes contained the exact inscriptions that were on the wall inside the base of Jabiim. It turns out that many of these carvings weren't phrases or words, but actual names of real Jedi from different projects across Star Wars.

Viewers would expect most of the names to be from characters that made brief appearances in the prequels or The Clone Wars, but most of them actually come from Legends. In total, there are only two character names that are already established in canon and 14 names that come from a variety of different projects throughout Legends. This is important because, even though they don't appear on-screen, they are now officially canon.

Eno Cordova, Jedi: Fallen Order
Jedi: Fallen Order

The first two character names that appear in Jabiim are actually from the Jedi: Fallen Order video game. Eno Cordova, who is the Jedi Master that guides Cal Kestis on his journey to find a Holocron, is the first name to appear on the wall. "Cere Junda" is also carved into the stone, and Fallen Order players will remember her as one of Cal's allies who used to be a Jedi prior to Order 66. She was the padawan of Eno, which suggests that they worked together even after the fall of the Jedi Order.

Rahm Kota, The Force Unleashed
The Force Unleashed

Eno and Cere are the only two names that appear from a canon project. The other 14 are strictly from video games, novels, or comic books that are in Legends territory. The first Legends name is one that many Star Wars fans will recognize - Rahm Kota. Master Kota was one of the main characters in The Force Unleashed, a video game set during the rise of the Empire between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.

The next character to appear in Obi-Wan Kenobi is Fable Astin. She comes from a short story titled "Uhl Eharl Khoehng," which was released in Star Wars Adventure Journal 8. Fable was a Jedi who grew up during the rise of the Empire. She fought for the Rebel Alliance even though she was trained by an Inquisitor named Adalric Cessius Brandl.

Corwin Shelvay's name can also be seen etched into the wall of Jabiim. Corwin was a Jedi who spent most of his time on the run from the Empire. He also appears in a short story titled "Dark Vendetta," where he and his master, Darrin Arkanian, try to escape the Empire while they are on Coruscant.

Another Order 66 survivor that was apparently aided by members of The Path is Drun Cairnwick, who was a Force-sensitive character that eventually completed his training to become a Jedi in the Galaxy Guide 6 sourcebook.

Qu Rahn
Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

The next word from the wall translates to "Qu." While that doesn't give much away, it could be referring to a Jedi named Qu Rahn from the video game Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II. Rahn actually has quite a bit of lore attached to his name. An apprentice of Yoda, he worked hard to evade the Empire after Order 66. Later in his life, Qu was able to find Yoda, given the rank of Jedi Master, and even taught how to become a Force ghost.

Djinn Altis is the next name that was seen on Jabiim. Djinn appeared in a novel titled Star Wars: The Clone Wars: No Prisoners and actually didn't hold the same beliefs and values as the Jedi Order. This led to him creating his own faction called Altisian Jedi. This group didn't oppose the original Order and they still aided the Republic, they just didn't believe in the strict law that forbade attachment and the rule of how many apprentices a Master could have.

Tiberius Anderlock
Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed

Star Wars Galaxies was a video game released in 2003. Its expansion pack, titled Jump to Lightspeed, introduced players to a Jedi named Tiberius Anderlock. He was a member of the Jedi Order and a skilled pilot, but he was killed somewhere in the Dathomir system one year after the Battle of Yavin.

Valin Halcyon was a Jedi whose first appearance was in a Timothy Zahn novella, Side Trip. He also appears in the novel, X-Wing: The Krytos Trap, and, like all of the other characters previously mentioned, was able to escape from the Empire after Revenge of the Sith.

Nichos Marr's name is also carved into the wall, and he is a Force-sensitive character that was constantly on the run from Emperor Palpatine and the Empire. After Luke Skywalker opened his Jedi Academy on Yavin 4, Nichos became a member but died because of an illness.

Barbara Hambly's 1995 novel, Children of the Jedi, introduced fans to Roganda Ismaren, who was a female Jedi that escaped during the Jedi Purge. She was eventually captured by the Empire, however, and worked her way up the ranks until she became a powerful user of the Dark Side and a member of the Emperor's Hand, a group of Dark Side users who specialized in top-secret missions for Palpatine.

Zonder, Ekria, Lo'gaan, Darth Vader
Reversal of Fortune

The wall also contained the names of three characters that are closely tied to each other - Lo'gaan, Ekria, and Zonder. These three members of the Jedi Order appeared in a web strip titled Reversal of Fortune where they had to witness Order 66 take place on the planet Felucia. All three survived and went back to Coruscant, but after fighting in the criminal underworld, they came face-to-face with Darth Vader, which led to the death of Zonder.

The last marking on the wall translates to "Henry." This is likely just the name of a crew member that worked on Obi-Wan Kenobi instead of an actual reference to a Legends character.

Bringing Legends Characters into Star Wars Canon

When Disney acquired the rights to Lucasfilm, it made everything in the Expanded Universe non-canon and put it under a category called Legends. Some content within this realm is extremely popular with fans of the franchise. One of the most notable areas of Legends that a large portion of the fanbase is familiar with is the video game Knights of the Old Republic, which is currently in the process of being remade for next-gen consoles.

Knights of the Old Republic showcases the story of Revan, arguably the most popular character in all of Star Wars Legends. Due to how popular the character and his story are, many have requested that Disney make a trilogy of movies or a Disney+ series focused on the Old Republic. This would also include characters such as Darth Malak and Bastilla Shan.

It seems as though Disney is starting to listen to the recommendations from the die-hard fanbase. In 2019's The Rise of Skywalker, a legion of Sith Troopers was officially titled the Revan Legion. Even though Revan didn't actually appear on-screen, his name was confirmed to have some significance within the Sith army, alluding to the character being canon in some shape or form.

The names that are etched on the wall of Jabiim are similar to how Revan's name was used. It allows Disney and Lucasfilm to make some of the characters from Legends canon and even suggests that they may tell stories with those characters down the line at some point.