In the sixth episode of Season 2 of The Bad Batch, there was a Wookiee Jedi named Gungi. The character’s return had already been hinted at in the trailer for the second season, but his return was made official in the most recent episode. The story told his name and showed where he came from, but it didn’t say much about his past. Here are some facts about Gungi.
Who Is Gungi?
In “Tribe,” the Clone Force 99 met Gungi, one of the few Jedi who survived Order 66, also known as the Great Jedi Purge. Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5 was the first time we saw Gungi. He was one of the smartest students in his class. Gungi and the other younglings got their lightsaber crystals with the help of Yoda and Ahsoka Tano.
As a student, he faced and got through a number of dangerous situations, such as being taken by pirates and fighting General Grievous. Gungi used to study with Tera Sinube. Tera Sinube was recently seen in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series as the Jedi who was trapped in the Jedi Tomb.
The story didn’t say how Gungi made it through the Great Jedi Purge, but he did. Even though the Empire was hunting down all the Jedi, he managed to stay alive. Darth Vader and the members of the Inquisitorius were looking for all the Force-sensitive survivors, so the result speaks for itself.
Gungi also became a Padawan, but no one knows how. Again, the story didn’t say much about what happened to Gungi, but it seemed like his master didn’t have as much luck as his apprentice.
What Happened In The Bad Batch Season 2 Episode 6
Omega and the others helped Gungi escape from the Vanguard Axis clan in the sixth episode of Season 2 of The Bad Batch. They then took the Wookiee to his home planet, Kashyyyk. There were a lot of Imperials and slavers from the Trandoshan in the place, so Gungi and the others had to fight to protect themselves.
Star Wars fans already know what will happen to the Wookiees that the Trandoshans capture. Just think about what happened to Black Krrsantan. Gungi left his planet when he was very young and didn’t remember much about it, so the episode also looked into who he was. Even so, when Kashyyyk was in danger, the Wookiee Jedi felt the pull to return home.
The story showed how much the Wookiees cared about their planet. When it looked like the Imperials and Trandoshans had more people than the locals, the Wookiees asked the trees for help. In what looked like a reference to Avatar, the trees and some of the local animals joined the fight and beat the invaders. It was almost as if Kashyyyk was trying to protect its people. Hunter said at the end of the episode that kids shouldn’t fight in wars, again showing how pointless war and violence are.
The History Of Gungi, The Wookiee Jedi, And The Clone Wars
In 2002, George Lucas decided that Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith would not have a Wookiee Jedi. He said there should never be a Wookiee Jedi, which made things hard for the Star Wars Expanded Universe, which already had many of them. Lucas never really said why he did what he did, but he gave in while making Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In season 5, a young Wookiee Jedi named Gungi shows up.
Several Younglings and Padawans were sent to the holy planet Ilum to get kyber crystals for their lightsabers. This was an essential part of their training as Jedi. Gungi was one of these Jedi. He got his valuable kyber crystal by meditating at the heart of a Crystal Cave while the water froze. Master Yoda praised him for his patience. The Younglings went back to Coruscant on the Crucible, a Jedi ship. But pirates attacked the ship, and the Younglings ended up in a series of bad situations. Gungi became a fan favorite, and Lucasfilm likely knew this, which is why they made him a survivor of Order 66.
How Order 66 Affected Gungi?
No one knows how Gungi got through Order 66. A Wookiee Jedi is a powerful combination, which may be why Lucas didn’t want to pursue the idea. It’s easy to see how he could get away from the clone troopers. That would be particularly true if Gungi happened to be serving on a jungle planet at the time Palpatine initiated Order 66; he may not have grown up on Kashyyyk, but all his instincts and senses would have allowed him to use the jungle to his advantage. It’s important to note that the Jedi did send people on missions that fit their skills, so this is not impossible.
It’s important to note that by Star Wars: The Bad Batch season 2, episode 6, Gungi is all by himself. He may have become a Padawan, but it’s clear that his master wasn’t another survivor of Order 66. It’s possible that Gungi’s master died for their Padawan like so many other masters did, but no matter what happened, Gungi was left alone. He seems to have survived unaided for a surprisingly long time, moving through the galaxy’s shadows, evading attention. This is very strange since Darth Vader and the Inquisitors were looking for Jedi all over the galaxy.
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