This entire war was jump-started by the resurrection of the dark side Emperor, Darth Sidious, also known as Palpatine.
The Rise of Skywalker prompted the start of the Great Jedi Purge otherwise known as Order 66.
Order 66 occurred when the Galactic Republic’s clones’ minds were corrupted, for a brief overview. This corruption led to them viewing all Jedi as the enemy.
Unfortunately, this mission was quite successful. Not only was the Jedi Temple destroyed, but the entire lineage of Jedi was near complete eradication after the war subsided.
Given that they were not completely eradicated, were there any Jedi left? What happened to them? Did they perhaps retire?
All valid questions will be answered throughout this article.
So keep on reading as we dive in.
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How many Jedi are left after The Rise of Skywalker?
After the almost complete annihilation of the Jedi Order, the Galactic Republic knew something needed to be done.
Their prayers were answered when Luke Skywalker, son of the illustrious Anakin Skywalker, stepped up to the plate.
Under Luke’s ruling, the New Jedi Order was formed. Given how many of his brothers in arms’ lives were taken, Luke had his work cut out for him. That’s when he, along with the surviving and willing Jedi, began with the new regime.
What started as an impressive amalgamation of approximately 10,000 Jedi simmered down to a mere 100 by the end of the purge.
Are the Jedi Extinct after The Rise of Skywalker?
Contrary to popular belief, the Jedi were not extinct after the Rise of Skywalker. Even so, their numbers were greatly diminished.
The Jedi Order was a large, intimidating (albeit peaceful) cohesive military unit serving the Republic. They were seemingly the only military protection the Republic ever had since day one.
Without the presence of the Jedi, then, the Galactic Empire could, in theory, wreak havoc on the galaxy uninterrupted. This is a horrendous reality that would have broken the hearts of many light side supporters.
Luckily, thanks to Luke Skywalker and the valiant efforts of the other Jedi, the tides were turned.
The Jedi put up a good fight against the invaders during the purge, yet a large number of them still died. Some of those who were left alive decided to keep on fighting the good fight and join the New Order.
Others, much like the Jedi Temple Guards, chose to abandon their posts.
What Jedi are alive after The Rise of Skywalker?
After the Rise of Skywalker, a couple of Jedi survived the turmoil and lived to fight another day.
Of course, every life is worth celebrating. Not only that but it’s rather impressive that they fought so strongly, took a beating and still live on to fight another day.
Among this bunch are the more notable Jedi that fought the resistance and lived to tell the tale.
As you might expect, the Skywalker family was grouped in with the more noteworthy survivors. This includes Rey Skywalker and Luke Skywalker, expectedly excluding Anakin Skywalker, Lord of the dark side of the Force.
Since their survival, the questions stood within the Star Wars communities as to whether or not they would take on Padawans and assume the roles of Jedi Masters.
Perhaps they would decide to remain as knights or even retire.
Luckily the vast majority of them decided to fulfill the leadership roles, which makes a lot of sense if you think about it.
These are the Jedi with experience. These are the ones who are well versed in the inner workings of the light side of the Force.
They would be able to train the youngins in the Jedi Code and become one with the Force. That said, these experienced Jedi would, and have been, a great asset to the New Jedi Order.
How many Jedi are left at the end of Star Wars?
Given that there were survivors this poses the question, exactly how many Jedi were left by the end of Star Wars?
There isn’t an exact figure that can be given because of the various factors that must be considered.
The Great Jedi Purge was a devastating event that changed the way things were done in the Star Wars universe for years to come. The once numerous and powerful Jedi Order was knocked off of its ethereal pedestal.
They were invaded quite easily and quite frankly diminished to nothing.
At the beginning of the Star Wars Franchise, the Jedi order stood proudly, with numbers far surpassing 10,000. After Order 66, only a measly one percent of Jedi were left standing.
Considering that there were survivors who chose to relinquish their affiliation with the Jedi Order, the total number of remaining Jedi is around 100, by the time Star Wars ends.
This is not an exact figure as the upcoming Padawans have not been accounted for.
Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker is accurately named as it sees Luke Skywalker rising from the ashes and taking control of a seemingly hopeless situation.
Even though the old Jedi Order was gone and it seemed like the Empire would be the victors, Luke still powered through and rebuilt; forming the New Jedi Order.
This was no easy feat as 99 percent of the Jedi had been assassinated in the Great Jedi Purge. Those who had not been killed decided to completely abandon their posts.
This may have been the right decision for them at the time; however, in the long run, this may not have been a bad idea.
Because this act is likened to the illegality of a pilot or captain abandoning their ship in our world, these runners in the Star Wars universe were forced into exile.
Nevertheless, Luke was still able to build the New Order with the aid of those surviving Jedi who chose to keep serving the light side of the Force.