Chapter 8, A Voice in the Dark - November 14, 2018
Commentary for November 14, 2018:
To be fair, Tzaria’s not necessarily wrong about the history of the Jedi. Following the Galactic Republic into war after war eventually set them up for their destruction with Sheev Palpatine’s Order 66 at the end of the Clone Wars. They might have survived longer if they’d had no part in the war, and that could have made Palpatine’s rise to absolute power more difficult. Is this what she’s referring to here?
I deliberately keep the connection between the Jedi of the Milky Way galaxy in Eon’s World and the Jedi of the Galaxy Far Far Away vague, so as to not risk tripping over the ever evolving continuity of Star Wars. Even back when I first chose to include the Jedi in Eon’s Comic, shortly after first seeing Revenge of the Sith back in 2005, I consciously avoided establishing any hard and fast connection, because I strongly suspected that the Star Wars saga was far from complete, whatever the movie poster for Episode III said. All I know for certain is that Jedi from the GFFA somehow made their way to the Milky Way at some point in the last fifty thousand years or so and established an order there, from which the Galactic Jedi Order and, ultimately, the Terran Jedi Order are both descended. The how and the why I have not decided and I may never. It’s not essential to the story and never will be.
What matters here is that the Galactic Jedi Order considers itself a pure Jedi order, committed unwaveringly to the “original intent” of the Jedi philosophy. They’re there to help the good and oppose the wicked, as Tzaria says in panel 2. They are not there to serve any government.
That all sounds well and good on the face of it, but as has been long established in Eon’s World (since Delta first appeared, in fact), the Galactic Order are light-side extremists, whose unwaveringness makes them unwilling to consider alternative philosophies and highly intolerant of Jedi who do not subscribe to theirs. Hence the purges that led to Jedi seeking refuge on Earth.
I’d settled on the desert planet, Titania (not to be confused with the moon of Uranus) as Delta’s home planet several years ago, but I do believe this is the first time it’s actually been referenced in-universe.
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