Is Joruus C’baoth in the Ahsoka teaser trailer? We look at whether the crazed Jedi Master makes an appearance in the Ahsoka trailer and if he will appear in the show.
Ahsoka has had its first trailer unveiled at Star Wars Celebrations, and it’s insane. It shows audiences so much, from the first tease of Thrawn to faces and places in live-action like Lothal, Hera Syndulla, Sabine Wren, and even Huyang.
But there’s more. Genevieve O’Reilly returns as Mon Mothma, Morgan Elsbeth is back, and there will be a bigger look at the New Republic.
And this isn’t touching on the new things in the trailer. What raises the most questions in the trailer is the three new lightsaber-wielding foes. A female, an old man, and a helmeted figure. There’s no indication of who they are, but it’s possible that the old man is actually Joruus C’baoth.
Who is Joruus C’baoth?
Joruus C’baoth is the clone of the Jedi Master Jorus C’baoth. He is tasked with guarding the Empire’s most important storage facility, Mount Tantiss, on the planet Weyland (also spelled Wayland).
He was introduced in the first novel of the Legends Thrawn trilogy, Heir to the Empire, which was released in 1991. The original C’baoth debuted in the Legends book Outbound Flight, which was released in 2006.
As a clone, however, he has gone crazy and is extremely unstable. He uses force lightning to electrocute opponents, as well as using the Force to mind control people. He was killed in the last book of the trilogy, The Last Command, as Luke and Mara Jade teamed up and defeated him.
Is Joruus C’baoth in the Ahsoka teaser trailer?
In the Ahsoka trailer, several people can be seen wielding red and orange lightsabers. It’s not known who they are, but one that’s most interesting is the old man fighting Ahsoka and force-choking a New Republic soldier.
As this series is taking inspiration from the Legends Thawn trilogy and even name-drops the first book, it’s likely that it will take more parts from it.
While C’baoth might have to be adapted a bit — cloning a Force-sensitive being is proving much more difficult in Star Wars Canon than Legends — but as he is a major part of the books, it’s hard not to see him making an appearance in the show.
What role does Joruus C’baoth play in Star Wars?
Joruus C’baoth plays an important role in the Legends Thrawn trilogy, appearing in all three books. He is a secondary villain, frustrating Luke and keeping him occupied.
He guards Mount Tantiss, but when Thrawn arrives he makes a deal with C’baoth. The crazed clone will help coordinate Imperial fleets through the force, and in return, Thrawn promises him Luke, Leia, and her twin unborn children. C’baoth wants to make them his slaves.
While Thrawn is waging his campaign against the New Republic, C’baoth attempts to make Luke his new apprentice. Luke is saved by Mara Jade, and the pair flee. C’baoth returns to Weyland and once again encounters Luke and Mara Jade, but this time he has a surprise for them.
He presents Mara and Luke with an evil clone version of Luke called Luuke. Mara and Luke defeat both clones and destroy Mount Tantiss. It’s unlikely that this will be taken literally in Ahsoka, but as C’baoth is a key part of the trilogy, his character will likely show up in some form during the show.
At the start of the trailer, Ahsoka is talking to the old man who later goes on a rampage, so he might be trying to twist Ahsoka. It’s probable he will be in league with Thrawn, and their strained relationship is shown onscreen.
Mount Tantiss has already shown up in Star Wars: The Bad Batch. It has kept its Legends function as a storehouse and cloning facility and is a key part of the Thrawn trilogy. Thrawn uses it to make a clone army using fast techniques and uses them to crew newly acquired dreadnoughts from a fleet called the Katana fleet.
Both could make their appearance in Ahsoka or a future Star Wars project. Like C’baoth, they are a major part of the Legends trilogy.