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Every Planet and Jedi Shown in the Order 66 Montage in Revenge of the Sith

Order 66 Commander Cody

In one of the most memorable scenes in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Palpatine orders the Clone Troopers to execute Order 66. The order is for the Troopers to kill the Jedi they are fighting alongside, because Palpatine claimed they were behind a conspiracy to assassinate him.

In the film, we see a three-minute montage of death and destruction in which Jedi after Jedi is wiped out. There’s a lot going on here, and a lot of it is fairly obscure. Plus, all of this stuff happens really fast. We can’t really blame anyone who completely missed something or need a refresher — or anyone who simply wants more information about something that happens here.

So here’s a detailed breakdown of this scene, along with every planet and Jedi we’re shown.

Coruscant (Darth Sidious/Palpatine)

Order 66 Darth Sidious

The scene begins with Darth Sidious (AKA Palpatine) giving the order from Coruscant. He tells Commander Cody (or CC-2224), “The time has come. Execute Order 66.”

Utapau (Obi-Wan Kenobi)

Order 66 Obi-Wan Kenobi on Utapau

Cut to the planet Utapau. Commander Cody is a soldier first, so even though he’s had a long friendship with Obi-Wan Kenobi, he immediately orders his troops to fire on the fleeing Jedi. Obi-Wan, who is riding on the back of a Utupaun varactyl named Boga, survives the attack (otherwise we wouldn’t have A New Hope).

Mygeeto (Ki-Adi-Mundi)

Order 66 Ki-Adi-Mundi on Mygeeto

Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi (perhaps most famous for the oft-memed line “What about the droid attack on the Wookies?“) is fighting on the planet Mygeeto when his troops turn on him. Mygeeto, apparently, is a world of snow and absurdly long bridges.

Felucia (Aayla Secura)

Star Wars - Aayla Secura on Felucia

Felucia is a bright and colorful jungle world full of giant flowers and other fantasy-inspired vegetation. Here, Aayla Secura is gunned down by the soldiers of the 501st Legion, who are the stars of the campaign in 2005’s Star Wars: Battlefront 2.

Here’s a heart-wrenching entry from the 501st Journal:

When the 501st was finally rotated out of Felucia, Aayla Secura made a point of seeing us off personally, calling us the bravest soldiers she had ever seen. It’s a good thing we were wearing helmets, because none of us could bear to look her in the eye.

Kashyyyk (Yoda)

Order 66 Yoda on Kashyyyk

On Kashyyyk, home to the Wookiees and way too many y‘s, CGI Yoda feels a disturbance in the Force and drops his tiny little walking stick.

Cato Neimoidia (Plo Koon)

Order 66 Plo Koon on Cato Neimoidia

Plo Koon‘s face is kind of a mess. And that’s before his starfighter is gunned down over the planet Cato Neimoidia. It’s unfortunate we didn’t get to see more of Cato Neimoidia in Revenge of the Sith, as its sprawling cities built on precarious suspension bridges make for some very cool scenery.

As for ol’ Plo Koon, while he may be a little hard to get attached to in the Prequel movies, there are some episodes of the Clone Wars cartoon where he features prominently. The Malevolence Trilogy is a great three-episode arc with plenty of Plo Koon goodness.

Saleucami (Stass Allie)

Order 66 Stass Allie on Saleucami

The appearance of Stass Allie is kind of surprising here, as she’s barely been seen up to this point, while all the other characters have at least had a few appearances in the previous films. (Stass Allie, I should point out, can be seen in the background during the First Battle of Geonosis in Attack of the Clones.) Her death on the planet Saleucami is her biggest scene in the Prequel Trilogy. She’s seen riding a speeder bike (which is actually quite similar to the speeder bikes in Return of the Jedi) before the Clone Troopers fall back and start firing at her.

Kashyyyk (Yoda)

Order 66 Yoda on Kashyyyk

We cut back to Yoda on Kashyyyk, who’s not going down without a fight. He promptly decapitates two soldiers who are about to execute him, and he survives into the original Star Wars trilogy.

Coruscant (Anakin Skywalker)

Star Wars - Anakin Kills the Younglings

In arguably the darkest moment in a Star Wars film (darker than anything in Rogue One), Anakin Skywalker murders the younglings in the Jedi Temple on Coruscant (which would later become the Imperial Palace). This is Anakin’s first order from Palpatine after his turn to the Dark Side is complete, though it will take a serious dismemberment by Obi-Wan to earn him the badass suit and raspy, electronic breathing that Darth Vader is known for.

There is also one Padawan outside the temple who is shown fighting back, but he doesn’t last long.

Order 66 Padawan

This is Star Wars, so of course this Padawan has a name, Zett Jukassa, and an action figure.

Obviously, there’s far more to Order 66 if you follow the Expanded Universe or the Star Wars Rebels and Clone Wars cartoons, but this article is focused on the scene from Revenge of the Sith (otherwise it could become dreadfully long). If you want to read more about Order 66, there’s a page dedicated to it on Wookieepedia.

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