Star Wars: The Clone Wars Continues Revealing The Jedi Corruption

The Jedi might fight using the Light Side of the Force, however, the noble heroes of the Star Wars franchise aren't always as virtuous as they seem to be.

While Ahsoka started out as the Padawan of Anakin Skywalker, the Togrutan eventually leaves the Jedi Order in Star Wars: The Clone Wars after learning about the corruption of the organization. Set between Attack of the Clones and the Revenge of the Sith, the series carefully depicts the downfall of the Jedi.

In The Clone Wars episode "Dangerous Debt," Star Wars fans get to learn more about the corruption of the Jedi. Ahsoka crash-lands in Coruscant's undercity where she meets the Martez sisters, Trace and Rafa (via The eldest sister, Rafa, is wary of Ahsoka. The Martez sisters had become collateral damage in one of the Jedi's missions, losing their parents when a Jedi ship crashed into the portal wall after chasing criminals.

Despite their terrible loss, the only consolation that Jedi Luminara Unduli could offer the girls was the explanation that she had to make a choice during the mission and that the Force would be with them. The sisters resented the Jedi ever since then.

This reveals just how the Jedi has lost its path.

In the novel Ahsoka by E.K. Johnsonton, Ahsoka reflects on the corruption of the order, taking into consideration Barriss Offee's stance on the Jedi.

"Barriss Offee was wrong about a lot of things. She let her anger cloud her judgment and she tried to justify her actions without considering their wider effects. She was afraid of the war and she didn't trust people she should've listened to. But she had a point about the Republic and the Jedi. There was something wrong with them, and we were too locked into our traditions to see what it was. Barriss should've done something else. She shouldn't have killed anyone, and she definitely shouldn't have framed me for it, but if we'd listened to her—really listened—we might have been able to stop Palpatine before he took power."

We wonder whether we'll get to explore that downfall even further in the next few episodes of The Clone Wars. Let's wait and see.

New episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars premiere on Disney+ every Friday.

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