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05.12.2021 , 06:51 PM | #4
I take Yoda's, "The last of the Jedi, will you be," line in a similar vein to Atris' assertion that they are the last of the Jedi in KotOR 2. Atris spoke that line from a place of hubris. Atris felt that those Jedi who remained following the Katarr incident had turned their back on the Order, had fallen, and were no longer Jedi. Atris, in their arrogance, believed that they were the only Jedi to remain true to the Order, which is funny considering what Atris did on Katarr.

I think that Yoda meant something similar but was not speaking from a place of arrogance. This requires a short tangent into the realm of Grey Jedi.

All too often when I hear arguments against the existence of Grey Jedi it concerns the first meaning of the term: someone who is able to walk the line between the light and dark without succumbing to the dark. There was something just recently were, again, Lucasfilm was saying that Grey Jedi are not canon because it is not possible for someone to walk that line, to use the dark side, without falling to the dark side (which contradicts their own lore: Father and Bendu). But there is a second usage for Jedi who had separated from the Jedi Order and lived outside of the Code. These are not necessarily Jedi who are flirting with the dark side, or trying to walk a fine line between the light and the dark, but Jedi who either no longer live as Jedi or who have distanced themselves from the High Council and do not strictly adhere to the Jedi Code.

Kanan Jarrus was a Grey Jedi. They did not fall, they did not succumb to the dark side, they did not try to balance the light and the dark, they had merely turned from the Order and lived as a non-Jedi following Order 66. Ahsoka Tano was a Grey Jedi. Jolee Bindo was a Grey Jedi. I think, in this context, we could also say that Qui-Gon Jinn was a Grey Jedi. In Legends we know there were a number of Jedi who survived Order 66 and, in order to survive, had to turn away from being a Jedi. New canon is likewise establishing that there are a number of Jedi who survived Order 66 and turned away from the Order.

I take Yoda's statement in this context. Yes, there were a number of Jedi who survived Order 66. Yes, a number of Jedi yet live in the galaxy, but they live as Grey Jedi. Yoda's meaning was that Luke will be the last person living who lives as a Jedi.

Yes, it could also be said that my viewpoint is nothing more than a retcon because Lucas really did not have any clue what they were doing and the world they were build and since all of this was added later then we have to retcon it for it to make sense. Yes, that is true, too.
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