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‘Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi’ May Have Just Made a Famous Old Jedi Disney Canon

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Jun 3 2022
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We’ve gotta talk about how Obi-Wan Kenobi might have just given us Corran Horn in the Disney/Star Wars universe.

Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi is off to a good start. With the first half of the series out, we’ve seen a lot of class-A characters return. We’ve also seen some characters never seen in live-action before. In the third episode, we got a big glimpse at a proto-Rebel hideout, a sort of Underground Railroad (in space!). There, we got some hints that point to the return of a fan-favorite character from the old EU.

Warning: Spoilers for ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ episodes 1-3.

Did Quinlan Vos Survive Order 66?

In Episode 3, Obi-Wan Kenobi and li’l Leia Organa take some time to hide out in a secret getaway. This place is used to help smuggle Jedi and others fleeing the Empire. The past users of the location have left a lot of graffiti on the walls. A surprising amount of this seems to make old EU characters cannon again. Quinlan Vos is the name we hear mentioned in the episode and he is a fan -avorite. However, Quinlan was already made cannon in Clone Wars. All this does is confirm that, like in the old EU, he survived Order 66.

The graffiti on the safe house walls also shows the names of at least three other old EU Jedi. Roganda Ismaren and Djinn Altis were rather minor Jedi first introduced in the novel Children of the Jedi. Interestingly, that book dealt in part with a bunch of Jedi children (what we would later call younglings) who escaped the Jedi purge and went into hiding.  Thematically, that idea ties in well with Kenobi and is likely why those names are used.

Valin Halcyon

The third Jedi name (or fourth, counting Quinlan) that can be seen is that of Valin Halcyon. Like the others, Valin was an old EU Jedi who survived Order 66. However, unlike the other two, he was much more important. After fleeing Order 66, Valin returned to his home of Corellia. There, he took on the new name Hal Horn and joined the local security forces. Though he had a few adventures of his own, he is most famous for his son: Corran Horn.

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Corran Horn was the start of the hit X-Wing: Rogue Squadron novels and a fan-favorite Jedi. After serving as a fighter pilot, he learned of his Jedi heritage and joined Luke’s New Jedi Order. He was a major character in the old Expanded Universe. Now some graffiti mentioned the name of his father could just be a fun nod, but it might also be more.

But Wait, There’s More!

Hey, remember this kid from Episode 2? He’s being helped by the fake Jedi and con-man Haja. The kid, along with his mother, are being sent to safety on Corellia. So why is this important? Well guess what this kids name is?
It’s Corran.
IMBD also lists his mother as Nyche. In the old cannon, Nyche was indeed the mother of Corran Horn. Seems we’ve got a lot of nods here.

Is It Cannon?

Now obviously this is proof that the old Jedi Corran Horn is now cannon again. All of this could just be some fun nods to the fans. However, this one show introduced a kid by the name of Corran and characters with his parents’ names. It made mention that the Jedi where changing their names and Corran at least was being sent to Corellia. All of that lines up with the old backstory.

Moreover, we’ve got a Rogue Squadron movie still in the works. Of course, Corran was one of the main stars of that series. All of this could very well be set up for the return f this classic character to star in his own movie. I for one am pretty excited about that prospect.

Let us know if you think Corran Horn is coming back, down in the comments! 

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