The World is Ready for a Gungan Jedi in Star Wars
Ever since playing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, I have been obsessed with the idea of a Gungan Jedi. I thought the game was fine, but most people seem to have loved it. They especially love the protagonist, Cal Kestis, a former Jedi Padawan who must strike out on his own in the wake of the infamous Order 66.
I loathe Cal Kestis. He represents everything wrong with Star Wars these days. The last thing we need is another straight, white, cisgender, human male Jedi protagonist. In a universe as diverse as Star Wars, can we not get more creative with our Jedi heroes?
Specifically, whatever happened to Roo-Roo Page?
If you don’t immediately know Roo-Roo Page, she was a Force-sensitive Gungan girl who starred in the “Children of the Force” episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. She was one of several Force-sensitive infants that the bounty hunter Cad Bane sought to kidnap for Darth Sidious. Suffice to say, the good guys won and Roo-Roo Page was not kidnapped by the bad guys. She stayed with her family.
The episode took place in 21 BBY in the Star Wars timeline. Revenge of the Sith occurs in 19 BBY. So Roo-Roo would be about 3-years-old at the time of Order 66, which is about the age that children are taken by the Jedi to begin their training.
What I’m saying is, it wouldn’t be too crazy to come up with a way for a 3-year-old Gungan to survive Order 66. And then she’d be a teenager around the time of Star Wars: Rebels or Rogue One. It wouldn’t be too crazy!
Honestly, I just want to see a badass Gungan warrior woman with a lightsaber cutting her way through Stormtroopers and teaming up with an older Ahsoka Tano. There have been plenty of Jedi that survived Order 66, and it’s time to introduce one that isn’t a human male.
The world is ready for a badass Gungan Jedi! Or, at least, I am ready.