8 Facts about Cal Kestis

8 Facts about Cal Kestis

8 Facts about Cal Kestis 



One of the most sociable characters in Star Wars during the past few years may be Cal Kestis. He is a fantastic main character to play as due to his ongoing battle with dealing with his past, youth, and limitless desire. With that being said here are 8 facts on Cal Kestis. 

  • His age 
  • Cal is around 17 years old in the game even though he was only 12 at the time of order 66. Few Padawans become Jedi Knights before the age of 20, but Cal's situation is substantially different from that of Jedi in the time before the Imperial era. As a result, he was forced to mature quickly and learn the ways of the Force even more quickly. 

    His name is added to the list of young Jedi Knights as a result of Cere and Cal's tireless efforts to recover the Jedi Holocron, although it is still unclear where his legacy will continue from here. He may never rank among the most powerful Jedi Padawans in Star Wars history due to his reserved demeanour, but it doesn't lessen his importance.

  • Dealing with trauma 
  • Anyone who is forced to witness the death of a loved one will suffer severe trauma as a result. Cal not only has to deal with this on a regular basis, he also is unable to properly deal with it because doing so will result in being found.

    The theming accompanying Cal's visions of his master or intense experiences with the force is usually failure and how the trauma is affecting him. Toward the conclusion of the game, he succeeds in overcoming this, approaching several interactions in a mentor-like manner. Actually, Fallen Order is more about getting over previous setbacks than it is about reviving the Jedi Order. Everyone in Fallen Order finds it difficult to move on, but Cal unquestionably has the most difficulty accepting his past.

  • Member of the 13th battalion 
  • During the Clone Wars, Jaro Tapal, Cal's mentor, led a group of clone soldiers known as the 13th Battalion. These troops' Phase II trooper armor included yellow markings.

    When he was young, Cal spoke to several of the clones while traveling to training, which helped him develop a trust for them. But when Order 66 was issued, everything was different. They started shooting at Cal and his boss. His closest childhood pals changed from being his protectors to become hunters who only wanted to see him die. Throughout Fallen Order, Cal struggles with trust, but he eventually learns to face his anxieties and comfort others who are suffering.

  • His lighsaber stance 
  • Fans of Star Wars are familiar with the several lightsaber stances, each of which has a unique strategy for offense and defense. Cal draws inspiration from positions like Shii-Cho but also occasionally improvises.

    Shii-Cho focuses on unrefined, heavily telegraphed strikes made up of broad swings and forceful slashes. While Cal uses his lightsaber in a manner that is comparable to this, he also employs transitions and a general motion that deviates from what padawans generally learn. This makes perfect sense given that Order 66 stopped Cal's training. Due to his lack of experience and training, he would need to learn how to deflect shots on the spot. It only goes to demonstrate how quick on his feet Cal can think to diffuse any circumstance.

  • Gifted in Psychometry 
  • Cal has a special talent with the Force because he employs psychometry, which is similar to a Force Echo. The user can utilize this power to touch items and discover details about historical figures or events connected to such artifacts. As a result, Cal is able to sense the echoes of past occurrences and gather information like a detective.

    Only newborns are born with this uncommon talent. Since the majority of Jedi lack it, they must rely on the Force for knowledge and direction, especially when it comes to remembering the past. It might be challenging for them, but for Cal, it's like being present in the moment.

  • Cal was going to be an alien 
  • Respawn considered a variety of character types before settling on the Fallen Order game's primary protagonist. The criterion included consideration of alien races.

    Cal is obviously not a Twi'lek. He is a person. Therefore, why did Respawn choose to make Cal a male human? According to a developer interview, they didn't want to turn off fans by creating a character that would either be too similar to Rey from the new trilogy or too foreign for the audience to empathize with. Respawn achieved balance by having a likable main character and more distinctive supporting cast members, such Greez Dritus and BD-1.

  • Being part of the Scrapper Guild 
  • Cal hid out after Order 66 and the passing of his Master. He fled to Bracca, where he pretended to be a Jedi Padawan and joined the Guild as a rigger. He developed a variety of abilities while he was there, but the most crucial one was how to survive and avoid being seen by Imperial observers.

    Cal's job as a rigger was to recover spaceship debris from difficult-to-reach areas. Ironically, this ability would prove to be his downfall when he was forced to utilize the Force to prevent the murder of a close friend, thereby drawing the notice of the terrifying and deadly Imperial Inquisitors.

  • Living up to his master
  • Before the first stages of Fallen Order, Jaro Tapal served as Cal's teacher. Jaro taught Cal how to be brave, to concentrate on the positive rather than the negative, and to accept failure.

    That is why it is so tragic that Jaro lost his life during Order 66 while defending Cal. Since those incidents, Cal has devoted his time to helping others and believing in the power of the universe. With his master's lightsaber in hand, Cal has vowed to believe in the might of the force. It brought him to Cere and his endeavor to revive the Jedi Order in an effort to please his master.

    With all these facts are you ready for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor? 

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    Written By: Shahqil Kshah

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