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Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 3 - Who is Quinlan Vos?

An old Jedi name, Quinlan Vos, was brought back into the light with Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 3.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 3 - Who is Quinlan Vos?
The Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series has had a ton of references to previous content within the Star Wars universe, and in Episode 3, Quinlan Vos was added to the list of Easter Eggs. Not only does this new scene connect Vos to further live-action, but it also confirms where he is after Order 66.

For those who haven't seen the episode or want a refresher, Quinlan Vos is mentioned when Obi-Wan is in hiding with Leia. As he is taken to the Jedi Path, a secret tunnel for all Jedi in danger, Obi-Wan finds writing that he attributes to Vos. He has been helping other force users to escape the clutches of the Empire.

Who is Quinlan Vos and how does he connect to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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Obi-Wan learns that Vos is helping Jedi like himself. (Picture: Disney)

Quinlan Vos is a Jedi who was most active during the Clone Wars era of the Star Wars universe. His character has always been known for having a sarcastic personality and an aggressive fighting style. Vos also has a unique look with his own take on Jedi attire, yellow markings on his body, and a green Lightsaber.

What really separated Quinlan Vos from other Jedi was his affinity for tracking, and it's why he was assigned to numerous missions. He had the ability to read memories from objects that other people have touched or utilized. This ability can be seen in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order as well.

Vos gained most of his popularity within the Star Wars Fandom from the Clone Wars show that featured Ob-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they took on numerous war campaigns. Quinlan was only featured in a few episodes of the Clone Wars, but he was typically paired up with Obi-Wan as they tracked down assassins such as Cad Bane.

Though he wasn't a Jedi Master, Obi-Wan was familiar with Vos and knew his capabilities. But after Order 66, his status was unknown. Episode 3 confirms that Vos not only survived, but he continues to help other Jedi.

Other appearances for Quinlan Vos in Star Wars

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Vos has had multiple appearances across Star Wars media. (Picture: Lucasfilm)

The first appearance that Vos ever had in Star Wars was in The Phantom Menace. In one scene on Tatooine, he can be spotted sitting at a table as a background character. His hair and yellow markings give him away if you are actively looking for him.

This appearance is confirmed and after the initial release of the movie, Vos was given far more back story. He would then be chosen for some Dark Horse comics and the Clone Wars show. Perhaps his most significant lore was in a novel called Dark Disciple.

The story places Vos on another mission that eventually leads to his capture by Asajj Ventress. Quinlan Vos almost succumbs to the dark side, and even starts a relationship with Ventress. Eventually, he is reinstated with a recommendation from Kenobi.

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Featured image courtesy of Lucasfilm.