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Order 66, also known as Clone Protocol 66, was one of a series of contingency orders that the clone troopers of the Grand Army of the Republic were trained to obey without hesitation. The order branded members of the Jedi Order as traitors to the Republic and called for their immediate execution without question or hesitation. The issuing of the order by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine marked the formal beginning of the Great Jedi Purge, and signified the rise of the Galactic Empire. It was chief among the atrocities that led to the Galactic Civil War.

Almost all of the Jedi were killed by Order 66, and most of the survivors were killed in the Great Jedi Purge that followed. The Jedi Order survived through the acts of surviving Jedi, such as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda, teaching Luke Skywalker the ways of the Force.


Do you know what happened to the Jedi?"

"Well, there were rumors..."

"They died, every last one of them.

Grand Moff Tarkin speaking of Order 66 to Minister Tua



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  • A New Dawn (Mentioned only)

Season 1[]

  • Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion (Indirect mention only)
  • "Rise of the Old Masters" (Indirect mention only)
  • "Call to Action" (Indirect mention only)
  • "Fire Across the Galaxy" (Mentioned only)

Season 2[]

  • Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal (Indirect mention only)
  • "The Lost Commanders" (Indirect mention only)
  • "Relics of the Old Republic" (Indirect mention only)
  • "Legacy (Indirect mention only)