Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – Who Are These Guys?
Okay, so if you are like me, this week, your Star Wars radar is focused on The Mandalorian. However, just as a change of pace, I submit some info about the highly-anticipated new video game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Thankfully, some good folks have pulled together a whos-who of characters.
Thank goodness, because I am very much behind the eight-ball on this title.
Star Wars is home to some of the most beloved characters ever invented. From Solo to the Skywalkers, the colorful cast is in large part the reason why the series has become such a mainstay in our culture. And now, we’re just under a week away from the release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. While we’ve learned some information about the game’s heroes and villains, it’s all still extremely cryptic, and the rumors are a little tough to keep straight.
What we know is that with Fallen Order’s brand new story comes the same old formula, so we’re likely getting additions to the galaxy in the form of a pilot, a droid, a mentor, and a young hero. But the story puts the characters in a much darker and more dangerous time than we’ve seen from the series so far, testing their group dynamic in a new way—meaning there’s a lot of updated lore and character development to look forward to.
To help you become one with the Force, we’ve put together a little glossary of who’s who in one of the bleakest times in Star Wars history, during the events of Fallen Order.
Okay, with those introductory notes down, let’s take a look at some of the cast.
A Padawan and Force-sensitive being—and the main protagonist of the story, played by Cameron Monaghan of Shameless fame—Cal survived both the Clone Wars and Palpatine’s Order 66, in which the Empire eliminated the Jedi to bring about the fall of the Order.
The steadfast droid companion—it wouldn’t be Star Wars without one. Not only is this guy one of the most adorably designed droids we’ve seen in the Star Wars franchise, but it’s also safe to assume he’s going to kick some major [butt].
Greez, voiced by Daniel Roebuck, is the steadfast pilot getting you across the galaxy in his ship, the Stinger Mantis. He gives off a sort of Rocket Raccoon vibe—light-hearted, comedic, and rough around the edges.
The Rebel mentor to Cal is named Cere. She appears to be one of the Rebel force’s beacons of hope, helping to keep the crew positive in this remarkably dark time.
A much younger and less robotic version of Forest Whitaker’s character as seen in Rogue One and the Clone Wars will join the group in Fallen Order. Whitaker is even reprising his role, so these stories will be a real treat.
The Second Sister
The Second Sister is a member of the villainous Inquisitorius, a group trained by Darth Vader and last seen in the Star Wars Rebels animated series.
The Ninth Sister
The Ninth Sister had one of her eyes cauterized by Darth Vader. She’s mean. She’s huge. And she wields a spinning, double-bladed lightsaber.
You have to read the entire article and watch the embedded video, over at Esquire. If you end up playing this before I do, please let us know in the comments!