The end of the Clone Wars forced the few Jedi that survived Order 66 to scatter across the galaxy. Vader and his Inquisitors hunted them down like prey until only a very few Jedi remained in existence. As Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda did during those times, Luke Skywalker ultimately found himself in seclusion as well. Today we’ll dive into the Star Wars universe to compare the paths of these three Jedi in exile.

Jedi in Exile: Yoda

Jedi in Exile
Yoda and Obi-Wan discuss their pending exile. (Image: Lucasfilm)

The end of the Clone Wars was perhaps the most difficult for Yoda out of all the Jedi. For over 800 years Yoda had trained Jedi, imparting his wisdom and sharing his experience. Those centuries clearly took their toll, and Yoda barely survived his confrontation with Darth Sidious. As a result Yoda found himself a Jedi in exile, seeking time to heal, contemplate and survive.

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Yoda’s exile served another purpose, however. Yoda had a strong connection with the Force, and knew that Luke Skywalker had a destiny. On Degobah Yoda waited, watching, knowing that the Force would bring Luke to him for training when the time was right. He’d continue that training even into Luke’s elder years as a Force ghost. Yoda, like Sidious/Palpatine, was playing the long game in the fate of the Galaxy.