In a galaxy far, far away, there are countless stories of brave heroes and courageous villains. These stories are what make up the lore of Star Wars. However, there is one story that is often left untold. That story is the story of Jax Pavan. The Best Jedi you’ve never heard of.
Jax Pavan was a jedi knight who lived during the height of the Galactic Republic. He was considered to be one of the most talented jedi of his generation. However, he lived in the shadows of more famous jedi like Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Nevertheless, Jax Pavan was a hero in his own right.
Jax Pavan Early Years
Jax Pavan, born on the planet Coruscant, his father worked at the Jedi Temple. Learning of his son’s force abilities, he agreed to allow Jax to be trained as a Jedi.
It was not normal for any Jedi to stay in contact with their parents, so Jax’s father was asked to leave the temple. He missed his son terribly once he left and always held a resentment in his heart towards the Jedi, for ripping apart his family.
Jax’s father, Lorn, was eventually killed by Darth Maul over a Holo-cube he had in his possession that detailed the blockade of Naboo.
Training the Best Jedi You’ve Never Heard of
Jax Pavan was a gifted student. He quickly rose through the ranks of the Jedi Order. He mastered all of the traditional Jedi disciplines such as lightsaber combat and force sensitive abilities. In addition, he also developed his own unique style of fighting that incorporated acrobatics and quick thinking.
Jax was able to sense individuals auras through the force along with their personal connections to people and things. Something else that I found interesting about Jax, is he also experimented with a light-whip, which was a rare variation of a lightsaber.
After finishing his training, Jax Pavan was assigned to serve as a diplomatic envoy for the Galactic Republic. He quickly proved himself to be a skilled negotiator and diplomat. On several occasions, he averted disaster by diffusing tense situations with his quick wit and charm.
A Friendship Forged
Jax became friends with fellow Jedi Knight, Anakin Skywalker. The two young knights often went on missions together and helped each other out. Jax even saved Anakin’s life on several occasions.
Anakin ended up gifting Jax a pyronium crystal. One of the rarest jewels in the entire galaxy.
Jax Pavan Surviving the Jedi Purge
Once order 66 was executed, Jax Pavan slid into hiding assuming the identity of a private investigator. He went as far as changing his appearance and name to help avoid detection.
After sometime passed Jax the underground resistance called “Whiplash”. Whiplash was essentially the underground railroad of the Star Wars universe. The purpose was to sneak surviving Jedi and politicians off of Coruscant.
The Best Jedi You’ve Never Heard Of Vs. Darth Vader
Lord Vader eventually came after Jax Pavan.
During the heat of battle Vader demanded that Jax return the Pyronium Crystal to him. Leading Jax to the conclusion that Vader was his long-lost friend Anakin Skywalker.
Though he may not be as well-known as some of the other great jedi knights, Jax Pavan was nonetheless a hero in his own right. His skills as a diplomat and negotiator saved countless lives during some of the galaxy’s darkest hours.
Jax was a critical component for the survival of the Jedi Order after order 66 and one of the few individuals who knew the true identity of Darth Vader.
Next time you watch Star Wars, remember Jax Pavan – the best Jedi you’ve never heard of.