Episode 4 of the Ahsoka TV series revealed more of the backstory of Baylan Skoll, a new character who becomes the series’ main villain. Skoll is a former Jedi who survived Order 66, but who has now become a user of the dark side of the force?
His connection to Anakin Skywalker
As a result, Baylan told Ahsoka that Anakin often praised her. This suggests that Skoll and Anakin were acquaintances and may even have been friends. Not only did Baylan know Anakin, but the dark side also knew what happened to Skywalker after the Clone Wars.
Baylan describes Anakin’s legacy as one of destruction, an apparent reference to his transformation into Darth Vader. Ahsoka and Baylan have a lot more in common than meets the eye, from their loss of faith in the Jedi Order to their unorthodox apprentices. You could say that the title “Fallen Jedi” of the episode describes Ahsoka, Anakin, and Baylan.
An unusual Jedi
Skoll was an unusual Jedi even before his fall. His lightsaber had a unique hilt, and his blade was orange, a color never seen in Star Wars canon. According to Huyang, who has data on every lightsaber built by the Jedi Order over the past 20,000 years, Baylan’s lightsaber was unique. In fact, no one has used a similarly designed handle in the last 500 years.
A new breed of villain
Skoll is neither a Sith nor an Arbiter. He is a Dark Jedi, a term used in the Expanded Universe to refer to Jedi who have become Dark Side users but have not joined the Sith. The Ahsoka series has referred to Thrawn as the inheritance of the kingdom based on Timothy Zahn’s novel, so Baylan appears to be the version of Joruus C’baoth, the Dark Jedi, from Zahn’s trilogy.
How do you know Anakin is Darth Vader?
Skoll claims that Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader. This is a secret that only a handful of people in the Star Wars universe know. Then it was the novel Family Tree by Claudia Gray, which takes place 25 years after Return of the Jedi and shows that the galaxy has learned the true identity of Darth Vader. It remains to be seen how Skoll finds out the truth.
a promising character
Baylan Skoll is a promising character who has the potential to become one of the most memorable Star Wars villains. His connection to Anakin Skywalker, his unusual past, and his Dark Jedi status make him a complex and intriguing character. We’ll have to wait until the end of this season of Ahsoka to find out the character’s fate and survive, as Lucasfilm will decide her future after the unfortunate loss of actor Ray Stevenson.
A character that exceeds all expectations
Baylan Skoll is a character that defies all expectations of a Star Wars villain. He is neither a Sith nor an arbiter. He is a Dark Jedi, a term used in the Expanded Universe to refer to Jedi who have become Dark Side users but have not joined the Sith.
This makes him a unique and original character that doesn’t fit into the traditional forms of Star Wars villains. Skoll isn’t a one-dimensional villain who just wants to destroy the world. He is a complex and nuanced character who has his own motivations and reasons for his behavior.
A connection to Anakin Skywalker
Skoll’s connection to Anakin Skywalker is another element that makes him an interesting character. Skoll claims that Anakin Skywalker often spoke highly of her. This suggests that Skoll and Anakin were acquaintances and may even have been friends.
This connection to Anakin could be an important factor in Skoll’s story. It could be that Skoll became a Dark Jedi because of his relationship with Anakin. Or it could be that Skoll is trying to follow in Anakin’s footsteps and become a great Force warrior.
An unusual past
Skoll’s past is also a mystery. We know he was a Jedi, but we don’t know much else about his life before Order 66.
Skoll may have experienced something that led to his fall to the dark side. Or it’s possible he was just a person who’s always leaned towards the dark side of the Force.
Baylan Skoll is a character with unlimited potential. He has the potential to become one of the most memorable Star Wars villains. His connection to Anakin Skywalker, his unusual past, and his Dark Jedi status make him a complex and intriguing character.
It remains to be seen how the character of Baylan Skoll will develop in the rest of the Ahsoka TV series. However, it is clear that he is a character who has the potential to make a name for himself in the Star Wars universe.