Mace Windu secretly appeared in episode 4?

Obi wan Kenobi officially kicked off the second half of its season with the release of episode 4 on Disney+. Directed by Deborah Chow and starring Ewan McGregor as the titular Jedi Master, the series explores Obi-Wan’s life after the events of Revenge of the Sith. McGregor is joined by Vivien Lyra Blair, who plays Leia Organa, Moses Ingram as Reva, the Third Sister Inquisitor, and Hayden Christensen, who is reprising her role as Darth Vader.

Due to the show taking place after Order 66, Master Kenobi isn’t the only Jedi to have appeared on screen or been the topic of discussion between characters.

Part I introduced Nari to Benny Safdie, a Jedi who was also hiding on Tatooine and being hunted by the Inquisitors. In Part III, no other Jedi made an actual appearance, but Quinlan Vos was mentioned and the Path was introduced, which is a network of secret tunnels that fleeing Jedi have access to in case they need a quick escape from the Empire. .

Before Obi wan Kenobi debuted, many fans speculated that there would be surprise appearances from several familiar characters. In Part IV, there was a quick scene that may have introduced one of the most well-known characters in the prequel trilogy.

The return of Mace Windu in Obi-Wan Kenobi?

Warning – the rest of this article contains spoilers for Part IV of Obi wan Kenobi.

in episode 4 of Obi wan Kenobi, the Jedi Master travels to the Inquisitorius Fortress to rescue Leia from the Third Sister. He is aided by Indira Varma’s Tala, as she is able to pass through the security of the fortress due to her rank as an Imperial Officer.

Obi-Wan infiltrates the bottom of the base by swimming to an entry point that is below the water’s surface. After defeating a stormtrooper and escaping a security droid, he is on his way to find Leia when she enters a long corridor of horrors. This corridor is revealed to house the bodies of dozens of Jedi, showing what happens to them after they are captured and tortured by the Inquisitors.

The Jedi Master walks across the room and sees the faces of former members of his Order frozen in time. However, after he regains consciousness and shifts his focus back to Leia, he runs out of the hallway and heads for the interrogation room.

Obi wan Kenobi

As Obi-Wan is running out of the hallway, some fans have claimed to have seen Samuel L. Jackson’s Mace Windu in one of the frozen cells. twitter user @tomprinciotto noticed that the frozen Jedi looked like Mace Windu, saying “This has to be Mace Windu” and tagged Jackson in the post.

If true, this would confirm that the Jedi Master survived his encounter with Darth Sidious and Anakin Skywalker in Revenge of the Sithand was later captured by the Inquisitors. @imbeing_myself also questioned whether or not he was the former champion of the Jedi Order, asking “WAIT IS THAT MACE WINDU” and including a photo of the cell.

another fan, @gaabrielrulezthought it was Master Windu too, asking “Does that look like Mace Windu to anyone???!!!” Looking closer, the figure appears to bear striking similarities to Samuel L. Jackson and also appears to be wearing the same Jedi robes he used to wear during the prequel era.

Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi wan Kenobi

@64_bit420 was more confident than other Twitter users, claiming the figure frozen in time was definitely the master of Vaapad, saying “This is 100% Mace Windu btw.”

Why the Jedi in Obi-Wan Kenobi is not Mace Windu

Mace Windu, Revenge of the Sith
Revenge of the Sith

It can be argued that the figure inside the Inquisitorius Keep is in fact Mace Windu. His fate is left open in Revenge of the Sith because even though he was thrown out the window by Darth Sidious, Force users in Star Wars survived much worse, like Darth Maul. However, there are a few reasons why this is likely just a random Jedi and not one of the former leading members of the Jedi Council.

When the image of Master Windu’s doppelganger is enlarged, he clearly has his right hand. When Mace, along with three other Order members, went to arrest Chancellor Palpatine, Anakin stepped in at the last moment. Just as Mace was about to kill Palpatine, Anakin drew his lightsaber and cut off his right hand. It could be argued that Mace may have found some sort of medical compartment and replaced that hand with a mechanical one, just like Luke and Anakin did, but it’s highly unlikely, seeing how injured he would have been from the Force ray and the fall. .

Fans also have to remember that Jedi started being hunted by the clones shortly after Mace was thrown out the window, so if he had gone to any sort of medical facility or returned to the Jedi Temple, he would definitely have been killed.

Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Clone Wars
Star Wars The Clone Wars

Even if Windu had his hand replaced, possibly in some sort of underworld hall on Coruscant, Obi-Wan wouldn’t have walked right past him. These two characters had an extensive history and a lot of respect for each other. Not only did they serve side by side on the Jedi Council, but they also fought together several times during the Clone Wars. If Mace had been being held in that chamber at Inquisitorius Keep, Obi-Wan would have been able to sense it through the Force, and he would definitely have stopped to mourn his fallen Council member.

It’s also important to point out that Disney and Lucasfilm wouldn’t be bringing back Mace Windu for an Easter egg background photo. Samuel L. Jackson expressed that he would be interested in returning to the world of Star Wars, and as one of the greatest and most influential actors of the modern era, his wish would definitely be granted and he would be used in a much bigger role.

Viewers are always looking for easter eggs or familiarity when it comes to Star Wars. Due to Mace Windu’s abrupt fate in Revenge of the Sith, fans were wanting to see more of him and always claimed he didn’t meet his end in that scene. As Jackson is set to return to the galaxy far, far away, perhaps those wishes will be granted sometime in the near future.

part IV of Obi wan Kenobi is now streaming on Disney+.

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