When Star Wars first released in 1977 no one could have predicted that it would become the cultural phenomenon that it is today. The Skywalker saga has spanned over 40 years of cinema and the universe outside of the films continues to grow to this day with animated TV shows like Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. The live-action TV series The Mandalorian is already a huge hit for the Disney+ streaming service with more to follow.
The saga continues to grow in the form of videogames too and now that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is canon to the saga fans of the series have more to explore. Of course, the game being canon means that there are a ton of Easter eggs and allusions to the mainline franchise. Here are ten that we’ve found so far.
10 Darth Maul’s Lightsaber
Despite hardly speaking a word in Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace Darth Maul is one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars universe. Thankfully, his character was further developed in the animated series The Clone Wars and Rebels, as well as his appearance in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
A version of his iconic double-bladed lightsaber can be found in one of Fallen Order’s Abandoned Workshops for Cal to craft. Just as Maul did in the film, the double-bladed lightsaber is best used when dealing with more than one opponent at a time. It is perfect for deflecting blaster bolts and parrying when surrounded by large numbers.
9 Chewbacca’s Homeworld
One of the planets that Cal can visit in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is Kashyyyk. Kashyyyk is the iconic Wookie Chewbacca’s homeworld and was only briefly touched upon in the Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
It is also interesting to know that the final battle in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi was meant to feature the final battle on Kashyyyk. However, George Lucas opted for the planet Endor and created the Ewoks instead as the Wookies weren’t primitive enough. Now with Fallen Order fans finally get a chance to visit and do battle on Kashyyyk.
8 Saw Gerrera
Saw Gerrera is an important character that Cal will meet in the story of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. However, Star Wars fans will recognize the character from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the animated series Star Wars Rebels and The Clone Wars where he was first introduced.
The character was played by Forest Whitaker in Rogue One and Rebels and he reprises his in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order too. Saw and other members of the resistance were secretly trained by Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker in military combat before he became a leading figure among the Rebels.
7 The Inquisitors
Throughout his journey in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Cal is pursued by The Second Sister. The Second Sister is a member of the Inquisitors who is Force-sensitive Dark Side Adept warriors that answer only to Darth Vader and The Emperor Palpatine.
The Inquisitors are elite assassins and warriors that were trained to hunt Jedi and unfortunately for Cal they play a big role in his pursuit. The characters were first introduced in Star Wars: Rebels and similarly they are the main antagonists in the animated series.
6 Execute Order 66
Star Wars fans that watched Episode III: Revenge of the Sith will remember when Anakin turned to the dark side and lead the Clone Troopers in hunting down and destroying most of the Jedi. The purge was initiated by Palpatine’s order with the command “Execute Order 66”.
It was later revealed in The Clone Wars animated series that the clones had implants that made sure they carried out their orders without question. In Fallen Order, there is an amusing Easter egg on the train sequence where Cal encounters a locked door. If the player gets Cal to try the lock 66 times Palpatine’s voice from Revenge of the Sith can be heard saying “Execute Order 66”.
5 The Obi-Wan Holocron
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order features an early story sequence that shows Cal’s mentor Cere explaining what a Holocron is. Holocrons, of course, have been a big part of the Star Wars franchise right from the beginning.
Star Wars: A New Hope has the iconic scene where R2D2 plays a Holocron message intended for Obi-Wan Kenobi from Princess Leia. In Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan records a Holocron message which was later revealed in season 2 of the animated show Rebels. This exact same Holocron message is the one that Cere shows Cal.
4 Darth Maul And The Nightsisters
In Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order the player is able to explore the planet of Dathomir before moving on to the game’s main story. Here the player can find out about Darth Maul’s dark homeworld and even get his iconic double-bladed lightsaber early.
The player can even discover the legend of the Nightsisters a tribe that is strong in the force and known to fans of the Clone Wars animated series. One of the main antagonists of the Clone Wars series Asajj Ventress is also mentioned in Fallen Order.
3 Master Yaddle
Jedi Grand Master Yoda is well known to Star Wars fans for being Luke Skywalker’s mentor and for his great fight scene against Count Dooku in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones. However, fans that watched the prequel films will also remember Master Yaddle a female member of Yoda’s species and a high ranking member of the Jedi Council.
During an early conversation overheard on the ship between Greez and Cere, Greez mentions being a fan of Master Yaddle and his wish to meet the Jedi High Council member if she was still alive and in hiding.
2 Faster! More Intense!
During a flashback sequence that shows Cal learning how to do the wall run. During this cutscene, Cal’s Jedi Master Jaro Tapal is shouting out instructions and the most notable of these are the quotes “Faster! More Intense!”
During a making-of documentary featured on the DVDs and Blu Rays for Star Wars: A New Hope the cast commented George Lucas would often use the sentence “Let’s do it again. Faster, more intense”. It’s a directing style that is still echoed in the modern trilogy even without George Lucas’ involvement.
1 The Force Awakens
In Star Wars: The Force Awakens fans were given a new trilogy with new characters and of course a powerful new antagonist in Kylo Ren. Kylo Ren showed his power in the early stages of the film by having the ability to slow down blaster bolts that were fired at him.
In an allusion to Kylo’s power, Cal also has the power to slow down blaster bolts and either deflect them back or avoid them. Whether Cal has the ability to become as powerful in the Force as Kylo Ren remains to be seen.