Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hit theaters worldwide on Friday, bringing the Skywalker Saga to an finish. The movie is positively riddled with cameos and new characters, however one second towards the movie’s climax reunites us with loads of previous buddies, lengthy gone.
It is a fairly overwhelming second for Rey (Daisy Ridley) and the viewers, so a journey by means of the Power is so as. Be warned, main spoilers lie forward for each The Rise of Skywalker and CGI-animated collection Rebels.
Throughout Rey’s remaining battle along with her grandfather Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), he sneers about having the darkish energy of all of the Sith inside him. He apparently would not understand Rey’s agency allegiance to the sunshine means she carries all of the Jedi along with her.
“Be with me,” she says, in a callback to her first line within the film, throughout her coaching. Her Jedi predecessors weren’t along with her then, however they definitely at the moment are — their voices encourage her to choose herself up, one final time.
The primary voice we hear is the primary Jedi we ever met in A New Hope. Obi-Wan was performed by Alec Guinness within the Unique Trilogy, the place he taught Luke Skywalker, and depicted by Ewan McGregor within the prequels, the place he taught Anakin Skywalker.
These vocal cameos name again an analogous movement in The Force Awakens, the place the sound workforce used inventory audio to make the late Guinness say “Rey” and McGregor whispered “These are your first steps.” In The Rise of Skywalker, the identical Guinness line is used and McGregor says “These are your remaining steps” — foreshadowing Rey’s sacrifice.
Obi-Wan met his finish in A New Hope, when he allowed himself to be struck down by Darth Vader so Luke Skywalker and his buddies might escape the primary Demise Star.
Performed by Hayden Christensen, this fallen Jedi was the Chosen One who introduced stability to the Power within the Unique Trilogy — his love for his son Luke made him surrender his Sith identification as Darth Vader and sacrifice himself to destroy Emperor Palpatine. That did not fairly take, however he helps Rey as she finishes the job.
Anakin died in Luke’s arms in Return of the Jedi, after his life help go well with was fried by Palpatine’s Power lightning.
Performed by Mark Hamill, Luke died in The Last Jedi after utilizing the Power to challenge himself throughout the galaxy to Crait. His act allowed the few remaining members of the Resistance to flee the First Order’s forces, however his bodily physique gave up on account of the pressure.
He confirmed up as a Power ghost earlier in The Rise of Skywalker, the place he gave Rey some encouragement and supplied some expositional dialogue.
As soon as the grand grasp of the Jedi Order, the little inexperienced fella (Frank Oz) educated Luke on Dagobah in The Empire Strikes Back, earlier than peacefully turning into one with the Power in Return of the Jedi.
He additionally appeared as a Power ghost in The Last Jedi, to supply Luke a little bit mirthful recommendation in a second of despair.
Regardless of this, he continued to have a huge effect on the collection as the primary Jedi chronologically to retain his identification after demise and return as a Power ghost. He appeared a number of instances throughout The Clone Wars, earlier than instructing Yoda the secrets and techniques of everlasting consciousness.
This Jedi Grasp, performed by Samuel L. Jackson, got here near killing Palpatine earlier than he declared himself emperor in Revenge of the Sith. Sadly for Mace, Anakin intervened and chopped off his hand, giving Palpatine an opportunity to blast the Jedi out a window with Power lightning and ship him toppling to Coruscant’s streets far under.
Voiced by Ashley Eckstein, Ahsoka was Anakin’s apprentice throughout The Clone Wars. She left the Jedi Order and survived the rise of the Empire, exhibiting up once more throughout occasions of Rebels.
We final noticed Ahsoka in a Rebels epilogue that passed off after the occasions of Return of the Jedi, when she joined Mandalorian Sabine Wren in quest to search out lacking Jedi Padawan Ezra Bridger. This vocal cameo implies that Ahsoka has turn out to be one with the Power since then, however she’s the one character on this record whose destiny is unknown.
A Jedi Knight (Freddie Prinze Jr.) who survived the occasions of Revenge of the Sith, Kanan was one of many stars of Rebels, the place he helped type the Insurgent Alliance and educated Ezra. He sacrificed himself in the course of the CGI animated present’s final season, permitting his buddies to flee an Imperial assault.
A member of the Jedi Council, Luminara (Olivia D’Abo) was believed to have been killed by her Clone Trooper unit after Palpatine issued Order 66 in Revenge of the Sith. Her destiny was truly a bit darker than that — she was imprisoned by the Empire and in the end executed.
The Empire then unfold rumors that she survived to lure remaining Jedi right into a lure. This ruse held till Kanan and Ezra found her long-dead physique in her cell in the course of the first season of Rebels.
This Twi’lek Jedi Grasp appeared a number of instances in The Clone Wars, the place she was voiced by Jennifer Hale. After Order 66, Aayla was gunned down by her troops on Felucia — a second seen in Revenge of the Sith.