As you scan things around the galaxy with BD-1, Cal's Databank will fill up with nuggets of lore, many of which nod to other corners of the galaxy.
If you don't mind spoilers for all sorts of things from every stage of the game, keep on reading and we'll run through some of the Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Easter eggs that we spotted on our first play-through. There are bound to be more that we can add later, but this is a good start!
Mentioned but not seen
At the start of the game, Cal is on a mission for infamous rebel leader Saw Gerrera to gain intel from an Imperial senator. Fans will remember that Cal met Saw in Fallen Order.
Forest Whitaker's character from the Rogue One movie and the Andor series, who appeared in The Clone Wars animated series before that (originally voiced by Andrew Kishino), Saw doesn’t appear in person this time out.
Also named in the game but not explicitly seen, The Hidden Path is a network of rebels that was introduced in the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show. The Path is said to be in contact with Cere and Merrin, but you don’t get to meet/join The Path explicitly.
When Cal explicitly asks Merrin if she's met any other Jedi through the Path, she says no. There go your hopes of an Obi-Wan cameo in this game... just to be clear, there isn't one.
All the old familiar places (and faces!)
Another nod to Rogue One, the planet Jedha that Cal visits was originally introduced in that film (and subsequently attacked by the Empire). In Jedi Survivor, you visit a hidden base in the middle of the desert on Jedha, as opposed to the main city from the film itself.
The game also lets you visit the galactic capital Coruscant, which has been seen in Andor and The Mandalorian recently. The city-covered planet was also a key location in the prequel trilogy of movies, with Cal noting that the Jedi Temple has now been turned into a base for the Empire.
There are also familiar characters to be spotted. The entire Mantis crew from the first game returns as expected – Cal, Cere, Merrin and Greez reunite eventually – and Cere's former master Eno Cordova also makes a surprise appearance.
Cordova is BD-1's previous owner, whose hologram recordings guided Cal through his Zeffo-themed history lessons in Fallen Order. Sadly, Jedi Survivor reveals that Cordova failed in his quest to connect with the Force-sensitive Zeffo species, as it sounds like they left the known universe.
A more civilised age... or two!
Early in the game, Cal stumbles (literally) into an old Jedi ruin dating back to The High Republic era. This time period, roughly 200 years before the prequel films, is the topic of an on-going publishing project across Star Wars books and comics (the first of those books is called The Light of the Jedi if you want to give it a look). The upcoming TV show The Acolyte will be set in this era.
Getting to see what a droid would've looked like two and a bit centuries ago is a particularly cool touch. Zee, pictured above, is one of many bits of High Republic tech that players get to interact with in the game.
The main baddie of the game turns out to be a new character named Dagan Gera. A Jedi from The High Republic era, Dagan wanted to expand the Jedi Order with a new base on a hard to reach planet called Tanalorr.
As we're told in flashbacks, the Jedi Order failed to help when Dagan’s new base was attacked by the Nihil (a band of hyperspace-travelling marauders who serve as constant baddies in The High Republic books and comics). Dagan and the Order fell out hard, prompting his friend Santari Khri to chop off Dagan’s arm and lock him away in a bacta tank for centuries.
While Dagan was on ice, his long-living alien friend Rayvis amassed an impressive array of droids and ships from The Clone Wars/prequel trilogy era. These include the classic 'roger roger' battle droids, the rolling Droidekas and the powerful B2 super battle droids, with Cal having to fight through loads of them to take down Rayvis and Dagan.
Cal even calls the battle droids 'clankers', a nickname that will sound familiar to anyone who watched The Clone Wars animated series. Cal also shares memories of watching his master, Jaro Tapal, dispatching Droidekas during that conflict.
More like this
So, the game is throwing back to the prequel trilogy (and its beloved animated spin-off), and the High Republic era that slots into the timeline before it. The game is still set in the gap between Episode III and Episode IV, but it's very backward-looking.
These throwbacks allow the game to feel significantly different to its Empire-obsessed predecessor. You do still fight one Inquisitor, though, with the Ninth Sister coming for a rematch near the start of Jedi Survivor.
Dagan, Rayvis and Santari Khri are all new characters, so the game feels a little light on cameos until you reach the final chapters of the main story.
Consider this your final SPOILER WARNING, because we're about to mention the major cameos that come late in the game. Don't scroll past the newsletter widget below unless you want to know who appears.
When the base on Jedha is found by the Empire, Cere must fight Darth Vader, with the fallen Anakin Skywalker reprising his third-act cameo role from the previous game.
In Jedi Survivor, Vader is voiced by Scott Lawrence, as opposed to the original movie voice James Earl Jones. Lawrence has previously voiced Vader in all sorts of projects, including the brilliant Vader Immortal VR game, so you might not even notice the difference.
Fans will remember that, in Fallen Order, Vader showed up at a similar point (just when you've defeated the game's main baddie), with Cal briefly trying to fight him before absolutely legging it back to the Mantis. Vader remembers this showdown, and gloats that the Mantis crew's attack on the Fortress Inquisitorius made very little difference.
This time, Cal is stranded elsewhere while Cere takes on the Dark Lord of the Sith, in a fun perspective-shift for players. Cere has been preparing for this, and she lowers the floor in the Jedha base to try to trap Vader in one place. She does reasonably well in the fight – add her to the list of people that nearly defeated Darth Vader, along with Obi-Wan and Ahsoka (in Rebels) – but Cere is ultimately killed by Vader, bringing his cameo to a brutal end.
If you fight through all the bounty hunters in the 'Bounties' side mission chain, you will also come face to face with Boba Fett. The Legendary bounty hunter was introduced in the original trilogy of films, and has had a resurgence in recent years.
Temuera Morrison reprises the role – he originally played Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones, before taking on the role of his clone son Boba in The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett and numerous voice appearances.
Sadly, you don't get to actually fight Boba, but it's cool to see him show up as a reward for all your bounty hunter missions. Perhaps he could have more of a role in the potential third game.
The vibes are strong with this one...
It’s worth noting that the developers of Jedi Survivor seems to have absorbed all the recent Star Wars output and poured those vibes lovingly into this project.
The Imperial senator at the start of the game, for instance, has a collection of random artefacts (screenshotted above) that might look familiar to hardened lore experts. It certainly feels like an echo of Luthen's collection from the Andor TV show.
Later in the game, you chase Bode to an Imperial Security Bureau (ISB) base near the end of the game. Again, echoes of Andor can be felt, as the white-wearing pencil pushers of this spy unit were ever-present in that series. We didn't spot any returning character names at this point, but the vibe is similar as are the uniforms.
Fighting through Dark Troopers to escape the ISB base also feels like a Mandalorian homage. In both the season 2 and season 3 finales, fighting through a wave of Dark Troopers provided some thrilling moments.
Also, flying through the dangerous ‘Koboh Abyss’ to reach Tanalorr felt familiar as well. It's not dissimilar to Han doing the Kessel Run in the Solo movie, or Kylo Ren and Rey flying through dodgy conditions (guided by a Holocron) on their way to Exegol in The Rise of Skywalker.
The sacred Jedi texts!
In the Jedha base, Eno Cordova had been trying to reassemble the Jedi archives. Eno and the Anchorites have assembled a couple of those blue glowing bookshelves, which you might recognise from the Jedi Temple of the prequels
Near the end of the game, after Vader and his army have decimated the base, Merrin meets you back at the Mantis and she clutches in her hands the last remains of these rebuilt archives
All that's left are three well-worn brown books, which she hands off to Cal. Surely these are the ‘sacred Jedi texts’ that will later fall into Luke Skywalker’s possession.
You might remember that Luke had a little lending library in The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, providing some light reading during his exile on Ahch-To.
The ending of Jedi Survivor seems to imply that Cal had these books first, so it'll be interesting to see if he hands them on to Luke or anyone else in a future game. After Luke, they'll fall into Rey's possession, which could become important in the upcoming New Jedi Order film.
Now that Cal has a secret hideaway on Tanalorr, and he wishes to invite The Path to use it, there does seem to be a chance that he could become a little bit more connected to the rest of the galaxy.
Saying that, Cal's lack of appearance in the original trilogy or the sequel era does suggest that he might stay in the shadows forever... but if the games keep being this good, we don't mind that either!
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It's not a modern Star Wars adaptation without a little nostalgia, and Jedi: Survivor offers just that in the form of two massive cameos (as well as all the usual franchise sights and sounds).Who is the bad guy in Jedi: Survivor? ›
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Breaks New Ground with Its Villains
However, most of the story focuses on a completely different set of villains. Players spend their time fighting back against the Bedlam Raiders, their leader Rayvis, and a High Republic Jedi named Dagan Gera.
Dagan Gera Lasted a Century in a Bacta Tank
Connecting with his mind by using the Force, Cal discovers Dagan was also a Jedi and was alive in the days of the High Republic. This means he was born at least a century before the events of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.
Star Wars Jedi Survivor Brings Back the Best Part of Obi-Wan Kenobi Series. Even in a galaxy far, far away, a story about an oppressed people trying to escape an evil force needs a group of selfless shepherds willing to put their lives on the line. This Star Wars Jedi: Survivor contains spoilers.Is Cal Kestis in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor? ›
Cal Kestis is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. He is the playable protagonist of the Star Wars Jedi game series which includes the 2019 video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and its 2023 sequel, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, developed by Respawn Entertainment.Is Darth Vader in Jedi Survivor? ›
We can confirm that Darth Vader makes an appearance in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.Who is the most selfless Jedi? ›
Qui-Gon Jinn was a heroic human male Jedi Master who lived during the declining days of the Galactic Republic. Known widely as one of the greatest, most selfless Jedi Knights of all time, Qui-Gon's main weakness and strength was his forgiving and pacifist nature.Who is the only Jedi to cheat death? ›
Darth Sidious was able to cheat his upcoming death by transferring his spirit into a clone body while falling into the reactor core of the second Death Star. He later sought to prolong his existence by futilely manipulating his grandchild Rey into killing him so he could live further by possessing her body.Who is Cal Kestis main enemy? ›
Sorc Tormo. Sorc Tormo is an Umbaran crime lord who runs a prison-based fighting arena on the Ordo Eris space station.Is Cal Kestis canon? ›
Surely to the delight of many fans, yes, Cal Kestis is canon in Star Wars. That means the events in which we've seen Cal so far; the previous game, Jedi: Fallen Order and the new Jedi: Survivor; are part of the main Star Wars canon.
The game ends with the crew setting off on a new adventure, and while Cal hasn't been seen or mentioned since, the fact that his story ended with him being alive is good enough reason to conclude that he's still alive.
Reva Sevander was a human female Force-sensitive who served as a member of the Inquisitorius under the title of Third Sister during the early reign of the Galactic Empire and briefly held the position of Grand Inquisitor.Did Obi-Wan go to Padme's funeral? ›
Jedi Masters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda watched Amidala's funeral from Senator Bail Organa's starship, the Sundered Heart. They didn't want to take the risk to come any closer and be found by the Empire, as they were certain that Emperor Palpatine's attention would be fixed on the funeral.How many planets will Jedi: Survivor have? ›
In fact, players could only roam five of them (Bogano, Zeffo, Kashyyyk, Dathomir, and Ilum). In Jedi Survivor, however, players get six planets that are all explorable from the beginning. Here's a detailed list of all these worlds, plus guides for traveling to them.How many Jedi survivors are there? ›
Almost 10,000—meaning that only 0.2% of Jedi survived.Does Cal Kestis ever meet Luke Skywalker? ›
Meeting Luke Skywalker
Eventually Cal found himself on the desert planet of Tatooine, where he met Luke Skywalker in Ben Kenobi's old hut. The two agreed to search for jedi holocrons together, unofficially founding the New Jedi Order together.
Qui-Gon Jinn was called a Grey Jedi by his peers for defying the council in training Anakin Skywalker (and then passing his training on to Obi-Wan Kenobi).Did Cal Kestis meet Yoda? ›
During his training to become a Jedi, Kestis traveled with Grand Master Yoda to the ice planet Ilum and participated in The Gathering, a rite of passage where Jedi younglings retrieved a kyber crystal to build their lightsabers.Who becomes Darth Vader after he dies? ›
During the battle, Anakin, who had been known as the Sith Lord Darth Vader, was redeemed by Luke and brought balance to the Force. However, the redemption cost Anakin his life, having been mortally wounded by the Emperor, Darth Sidious, while killing his former Master. After his death, Anakin became one with the Force.Who's lightsaber was Vader holding at the end of Clone Wars? ›
Darth Vader taking the saber represents Anakin's love for his first spiritual child, Ahsoka. It echoes the way he addresses her by name in Rebels' “Twilight of the Apprentice,” letting Ahsoka know that her former master is still in there somewhere.
While Vader carried out the assault on the Temple, Sidious initiated Order 66, with the latter causing the clones' biochips to brainwash them into betraying and slaughtering the Jedi, ultimately leading to the Jedi Order being defeated and nearly destroyed.Who is the purest Jedi? ›
But one Jedi stands above the rest and needs to start getting recognized as the greatest Jedi who ever lived. That is none other than Obi-Wan Kenobi. While this saga is ultimately the story of the Skywalkers, Obi-Wan is arguably the best and most pure Jedi to ever come out of it.Who is the coolest Jedi ever? ›
#1 – Yoda. Yoda is widely considered to be the greatest Jedi of all time, and with good reason. He is a master of the Force, a skilled warrior, and has an unmatched wisdom that comes from centuries of experience. He is the embodiment of what it means to be a Jedi, and his legacy lives on long after his death.Who is the most beautiful Jedi? ›
With an athletic build, an exotic beauty, and blue skin, Aayla Secura stood out among the many faces of the Jedi ranks. A cunning warrior and Jedi Knight during the rise of the Clone Wars, Aayla fought alongside Clone Commander Bly on many exotic battlefields.Who was the most hated Jedi? ›
- Coleman Trebor. ...
- Agen Kolar. ...
- Starkiller. ...
- Ahsoka Tano. ...
- Rey. ...
- Shaak Ti. ...
- Qui-Gon Jinn. Qui-Gon Jinn was far from a powerful Jedi Master when it came to fighting. ...
- Old Luke Skywalker. When Luke Skywalker showed back up in the sequels, it got old-school fans excited.
Jedi Master Yoda is the most powerful of them all. This should come as no surprise, as he was the head of the Jedi Order in the prequels and was revered for his abilities during the original trilogy. Yoda's power is unmatched and was a real threat to Darth Vader and the Imperials.Who is the most aggressive Jedi? ›
Form VII: Juyo (or Vaapad)
Form VII is the last known form of lightsaber combat and is known to be the most aggressive. Jedi Master Mace windu is the main Jedi known to use this form of combat because Form VII is the most aggressive and only the most Force-sensitive individuals can execute this form successfully.
Merrin was a Dathomirian Nightsister who lived on her homeworld of Dathomir during the Imperial Era.Did Anakin know Cal Kestis? ›
2022's Star Wars: Brotherhood novel revealed that Cal Kestis and Darth Vader had encountered each other before the events of Jedi: Fallen Order, back when Vader was Anakin Skywalker and the Clone Wars had just begun.Who does Cal Kestis fall in love with? ›
In Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Cal meets a Nightsister named Merrin over the course of his journey. This character eventually decides to join him but doesn't get much development because she becomes a companion very late in the game.
The blue lightsaber is representative of a Jedi Guardian, a Jedi who is more physical with the force than others. Blue is the starting color of Fallen Order's protagonist, Cal Kestis, and the color itself can symbolize important traits of the Jedi code: stability, loyalty, and trust.What color lightsaber should Cal Kestis have? ›
Cal Kestis is canon, the game is canon, and he has an official lightsaber color. As the game is canon, his original lightsaber color is blue.What is Order 65? ›
Order 65 stated that if a majority of the Senate or the Security Council declared that the Supreme Chancellor—at that time Palpatine—was unfit for duty, the Chancellor was to be arrested or, if necessary, killed.How old is Cal Kestis in the Mandalorian? ›
It actually does. Cal Kestis in Survivor is 23 years old. This means IF he survives through everything, he will only be 47 years old give or take.Was Cal Kestis alive during Order 66? ›
The video game Star Wars: The Fallen Order introduces Cal Kestis and Cere Junda. Cal is a padawan during Order 66, and his quick-thinking master sacrifices herself for him to escape. Cere was a Jedi knight who escaped with her padawan, Trilla Suduri, and a few younglings.Is Cal Kestis older than Luke Skywalker? ›
As of Fallen Order, Cal Kestis is roughly 18 years old, with him being less than 10 years older than Luke and Leia would be at the time.How did Reva know Vader was Anakin? ›
Reva knows that Anakin Skywalker is Darth Vader because she was one of his targets—a child—during the Order 66 killings that took place during the events of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.Is roken in Star Wars? ›
In “Part IV” of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars fans were introduced to Roken (O'Shea Jackson Jr.), a member of The Path who ended up helping Tala and Obi-Wan succeed in their mission to rescue Leia from Reva and Fortress Inquisitorius.Who is the new girl Jedi? ›
Characterization. Rey is introduced as a 19-year-old woman in The Force Awakens. She is stubborn, headstrong, brave, optimistic, and maintains fierce loyalty to her friends.Who is the little girl at Padme's funeral? ›
The Little Girl
Long story short, she is Padmé's niece, Pooja Naberrie, and was portrayed by Hayley Mooy. If nothing else, you just learned a fun piece of Star Wars trivia.
After all, keeping Anakin as Darth Vader relied on him believing he killed Padme, so the Emperor needed to make sure no part of the funeral suggested otherwise.How come Leia remembers Padme? ›
The reason Leia likely remembers Padmé is that she could sense her mother's emotions at the time of the senator's passing. Luke didn't possess the same ability as his sister and inherited their father's Force potential. This links with Luke's desire to follow Anakin's Jedi path.How many Jedi left Order 66? ›
Aftermath. Although Order 66 greatly depleted the Jedi Order's ranks, with an estimated less than 100 Jedi surviving it, it was only the beginning of the Great Jedi Purge, which stretched on for years and claimed the lives of many of the survivors of the initial onslaught.How rare are Jedi? ›
Across the entire Star Wars whole galaxy, this means that only one in every ten trillion people is a Jedi.Will Jedi survivor have a blaster? ›
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor gives Cal a new weapon to use in the form of a blaster, which he dual-wields with his lightsabers for effective close and long-range attacks. This new stance is obtained a bit later in the game and is the first of the two new stances you obtain.Who was the female Jedi that survived Order 66? ›
Though she managed to survive Order 66, she was captured, tortured, and killed soon after by the Grand Inquisitor. An image of her was used to lure Jedi to their deaths in the events of Star Wars Rebels.
Luminara Unduli was captured after the Battle of Kashyyyk and executed according to Order 66. She was such a powerful Jedi Master, and her connection to the Force was so powerful, that the Empire used her remains to lure and trap other Jedi.What was Order 67 Star Wars? ›
Order 67 was an order requiring clone troopers to dance. During the Battle of Utapau, Darth Sidious accidentally issued Order 67 when he meant to use Order 66. Just after the order was executed, Cody and his troops began dancing. However, Sidious browsed a manual and executed Order 66.Will Merrin appear in Jedi Survivor? ›
Yes, Merrin is a major side character in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.Is Boba Fett in Jedi Survivor? ›
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (Video Game 2023) - Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett - IMDb.
Cal, Merrin, Greez, Kata, and BD-1 all make it to the end, but Cere, Dagan, and Bode do not survive. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is available now for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.Is Jedi survivor before or after fallen order? ›
How long is Star Wars Jedi: Survivor set after Fallen Order? It's been confirmed that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor's timeline will take place a full five years after the original game – meaning that Fallen Order took place in 14 BBY. Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates on Esports, Gaming and more.Is Cal Kestis dating Merrin? ›
Cal and Merrin's romance takes up a small part of Jedi: Fallen Order, but it's a great example of how to do a romance subplot in an AAA game. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order takes time to carefully set up a romantic relationship between its lead, Jedi Cal Kestis, and Nightsister magick-wielder Merrin.Is merrin related to maul? ›
Merrin Was a Part of Mother Talzin's Clan
The connection between Merrin and Maul is that Talzin was the latter's mother. Merrin was a young girl at the time of the Nightsisters' massacre, and Maul at the time was living in exile.
BD-1 was the droid sidekick to Cal Kestis, the padawan forced into hiding after Order 66 and protagonist of video game Jedi: Fallen Order. Together, Cal and BD sought out a holocron hidden by BD's old master, Jedi Eno Cordova. BD-1 in The Book of Boba Fett Episode 5.Is Boba Fett rancor? ›
A rancor was owned by Boba Fett, gifted to him by the Hutts known as the Twins. A rancor keeper assisted Fett by taking care of the rancor, and arrived at Boba Fett's Palace along with the rancor as part of the Twins' tribute.Does Boba Fett hate Jedi? ›
Boba Fett's loathing of the Jedi Order mirrors that of Jango Fett, whose entire team of True Mandalorian warriors was wiped out by the Jedi during the Battle of Galidraan, as shown in Jango Fett: Open Seasons.Is Cere a GREY Jedi? ›
Wookieepedia defines a Gray Jedi as a force-sensitive that walks the line between light and dark, not fully giving into the dark side and not fully aligning with the light. I think that this terminology suits Cere fully.Why does Cere have a red lightsaber? ›
According to the Star Wars lore, the red tinge of a Sith's lightsaber comes from the Sith bending the kyber crystal to their will. This causes the crystal to “bleed”, which is why the blades are red.How old is Cal Kestis in Jedi Survivor? ›
Jedi: Survivor – How Old is Cal Kestis
When the latest game begins, players will be placed five years after the events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. This places Cal Kestis at about 23 years old in Jedi Survivor.
Andor takes place in 5 BBY, five years prior to the events of Rogue One and A New Hope. The first season will take place across a single year in the Star Wars timeline, while Season 2 will cover four years, so 4-1 BBY. Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates on Esports, Gaming and more.Are there Jedi in Fallen Order? ›
The game tells an original story about Cal Kestis, a surviving Jedi Padawan, five years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. As believed dead by the empire, he stays in hiding for many years. However, he is eventually discovered and is hunted down by the Inquisitorius.