The Obi-Wan Kenobi collection implies that Kawlan Roken, the chief of The Path, will return to the Star Wars franchise. Might he be again in Andor?
Warning: Spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 6.
The story of Kawlan Roken doesn’t seem like over within the Obi-Wan Kenobi collection finale, with The Path’s chief maybe returning within the upcoming Star Wars collection Andor. Roken’s Jedi sympathizer group, The Path, is implied to be an eventual Insurgent cell, so if he and his followers survive lengthy sufficient, they might be a part of Princess Leia’s Insurgent Alliance. Though the formal Rise up gained’t exist but within the time of Andor, The Path and Roken may simply return within the collection as a real Insurgent cell along with a Jedi sympathizer group.
The earliest incarnation of the Rise up shaped earlier than the Galactic Empire existed. As Palpatine was steadily orchestrating his coup, a contingent of Republic politicians shaped the Delegation of 2000 as a examine on the Republic’s worrying descent towards fascism. When the Empire supplanted the Republic, the Delegation was shortly dissolved, however a lot of its members, akin to Bail Organa and Mon Mothma, steadily and subtly shaped the eventual Insurgent Alliance, with Insurgent cells starting to coordinate in 5 BBY and formally changing into the Alliance in 2 BBY.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi collection constantly depicts The Path equally to a Insurgent cell. The Path predominantly shelters and hides Jedi, defying the Empire’s galaxy-wide pogrom, however they’re additionally outfitted and arranged for potential clashes with the Imperial navy, as proven on Jabiim. Ben Kenobi notes Roken’s expertise as a frontrunner in the Obi-Wan Kenobi finale, encouraging him to proceed the struggle in opposition to the Empire, to which Roken responds, “I’m simply getting began.” Since Andor will happen in the course of the formation of the Insurgent Alliance, the Star Wars franchise is within the good place to make good on Roken’s phrases, exhibiting The Path turn out to be a Insurgent cell and work alongside different resistance actions with Roken main the way in which.
By the occasions of Andor, Roken could have elevated the numbers and sources of The Path, permitting them to not solely proceed to guard Jedi from the Empire but in addition conduct extra profitable raids and defenses when needed. When rescuing Kenobi from Nur, The Path solely had two modified T-47 Airspeeders to help him, however they might have an entire squadron of them by the occasions of Andor, maybe even giving them their tail gunner’s place, bringing the autos nearer to their look in The Empire Strikes Again. The Path would additionally improve their variety of battle-ready members to keep away from one other defeat like their skirmish on Jabiim.
In lots of instances, Insurgent cells contribute particular autos or specialised troopers to the Insurgent Alliance. Within the case of The Path, they stands out as the cell accountable for the Alliance’s T-47 Airspeeders, along with offering the burgeoning faction with extra troopers and management from Roken. Roken’s struggle is simply getting began on the finish of the Obi-Wan Kenobi collection, making Andor a really perfect place to proceed his story and that of The Path.
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