After seeing the third one got it Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi i need to talk about Quinlan Vos. This article in fact comes from what for some may be a spoiler, small I swear to you, of the new episode of the series released on Friday 03 June.
As we all well know, today's television series born within Disney, whether they are from Marvel or Star Wars, are rich and full of famous appearances, easter eggs, quotes and references to other films, series, books and comics. Today Star Wars has come up with "a name I haven't heard for a long, long time ..." (cit.), That of Quinlan Vos.
Let's get to know this Jedi better and understand a little what the franchise has in store for him. All the information I am reporting in this article may be a spoiler for some people, so read on only if you are not afraid of the Dark side spoiler.
Quinlan Vos an unauthorized biography
The character of Quinlan Vos sees his birthplace in one of the two planets inhabited by the Kiffar species, Kiffu and Kiffex. The population living on these two celestial bodies is composed, for the most part, of a semi-human species which is known to have scarlet blood and a strong bond with the clans into which the population is divided. This clan membership is demonstrated by the well visible tattoos on the person's own body. It is interesting to underline how, a small fraction of the population has a strong connection with the Force and that it has the possibility to develop the powers of psychometrics.
Here, Quinlan possessed precisely this ability, that is to have a retrocognition of images linked to objects, a skill that allowed him to become a Jedi apprentice and, subsequently, a master of the Jedi Order during the last years of the Galactic Republic.
A Jedi in his own way
The character of this Jedi master was one of the most complicated and uncomfortable within the Order, because he tended to bend the rules imposed by the masters at the head of the council and very often act on his own. He was the master of Padawan Aayla Secura and learned the fighting style of form VII in the Jedi variant, the Vaapad, a fighting style mastered by Mace Windu.
This attitude of his caused him many problems. He was an example of a Jedi who, after succumbing to the dark side, received training from the Dooku tale (Darth Tyranus for friends), having been the lover of Asajj Ventress, returns to the Light Side of the Force after the two fail in a mission to eliminate their Master, Count Dooku himself.
The return to the light side of Quinlan Vos it is dictated by the sacrifice of Asajj Ventress who shields his body when Darth Tyranus tries to fry him with a Lightning Bolt, which I want to remember being one of the canonical powers of the Dark Side.
Following the death of his lover Quinlan Vos he brings her body back to Datomir where he deposited her in the waters of his village of origin, with Obi-Wan attending the rite.
Following his return to the Light Side, Quinlan Vos he took command and led the army of the Republic. With the enactment of Order 66 by Chancellor Palpatine, Quinlan Vos escaped the purge of the Jedi Order and fled with his new companion.
Future of the character
After the fall of the Republic, in the next ten years in which the Empire tightens its grip on the Galaxy, Quinlan Vos collaborates in the foundation of an Anti-Empire network. The aim is to secure young Force-sensitive people before the Sith can get their hands on them.
We currently only know that this network is active on several planets, for example Mapuzo. And it is precisely on this planet that Obi-Wan Kenobi discovers that his former comrade in arms is still alive.
Quinlan Vos presence in the Star Wars media
Quinlan Vos was an occasional presence in the animated world of Star Wars and is present in a single scene, in the background, in the film The Phantom Threat. In the third film of the saga, the scene with the aforementioned Jedi was even cut, but he was present in two fundamental episodes of Star Wards: The Clone Wars.
In Caccia a Ziro the streets of Quinlan Vos, Obi-Wan Kenobi and bounty hunter Cad Bane cross paths on the Hutts' homeworld, Nal Hutta.
He is also mentioned by Master Joda in the episode Destiny during a vision.
The character is elaborated on in the book Dark Disciple, never translated into Italian. In this volume the passage to the Dark Side of Quinlan Vos, his relationship with Asajj Ventress, his missions on behalf of Darth Tyranus and his redemption. A nice malloppone of over 400 pages that doesn't do justice to the depth of the character.
Why did Disney and Star Wars want to bother Quinlan Vos, a character whose development we don't know well? We know for sure that he appeared in Darth Vader issue 25 where he, during a Vision of the Force, sees and fights against a large group of Jedi: Eeth Koth, Yaddle, Jocasta Nu, Yarael Poof, Shaak Ti, Quinlan Vos, Plo Koon , Mace Windu, Depa Billaba, Ferren Barr, Adi Gallia, Kirak Infil'a, and Yoda. The interesting thing is that all of these Jedi turn out to be, in one way or another, dead or removed from the Order itself. That this vision could actually help Disney to change the cards?
It wouldn't surprise me given the end they made the Grand Inquisitor go through in the episode preceding this one, Chapter Two. The rumors about a live action movie with Quinlan Vos and Asajj Ventress are they true? Who knows, the ways of the Force are endless!
Who would you like to see in a live action future? And why Darth Revan and the Jedi Exile?