Spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 4 and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order forward!
After showing in Star Wars comics and video video games, Purge Troopers simply made their live-action debut in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Showing in ‘Half IV’ of the Star Wars TV collection on Disney+, the Purge Troopers from Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order are not simply a part of the favored Star Wars online game, or the Darth Vader comedian e-book they made their first look in.
Alongside Stormtroopers and Imperial officers, we discover an immediately recognizable Purge Trooper within the thick of the Fortress Inquisitorius – the ominous, underwater base of the Inquisitors. They seem in a number of scenes, clearly part of the each day lifetime of the Fortress. Purge Troopers are designated Jedi looking stormtroopers, outfitted with lightsaber-resistant armor, and it is solely designated commanders who put on the pink pauldrons we see each in-game and within the present.
As you may see, the pink visor and pauldron are an actual giveaway, and although the Purge Trooper’s helmet seems to be as if it’s had a little bit of a redesign, it’s nearly actually a kind of pesky Fallen Order enemies.
In spite of everything, the setting is ideal for it – the Fortress Inquisitorius performed a massive half in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s ending, with Cal Kestis and Cere Junda making a daring escape after conserving Vader busy with a spot of sabotage. In reality, each the TV present and online game embody sequences the place a fortress window breaks and the water should be held again utilizing the Power.
Obi-Wan Kenobi sees the legendary Jedi holding again the waters simply lengthy sufficient to unleash them on some passing Stormtroopers led by a Purge Trooper, whereas Vader is saved busy repelling these waves within the online game. Each Cal and Obi-Wan additionally sneak into the fortress by swimming underwater… It’s nearly as if somebody at Disney was a little bit of a fan of the sport.
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Obi-Wan Kenobi stars Ewan McGregor because the titular Jedi alongside Benny Safdie, Joel Edgerton, Rupert Good friend, Moses Ingram, Sung Kang, and Hayden Christensen.
Deborah Chow directed the collection, based mostly on scripts by Joby Harold, Andrew Stanton, Hannah Friedman, Hossein Amini, and Stuart Beattie.
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