Baylan Skoll has intrigued Star Wars fans from the start. In recent weeks, we've learned that the Ahsoka villain is an Order 66 survivor who has turned his back on the Jedi but isn't a Sith. Instead, he appears to be somewhere in the middle and is probably best described as a "Dark Jedi."
The late Ray Stevenson has delivered a powerhouse performance as the character and "Far, Far Away" confirmed Baylan is only loyal to Grand Admiral Thrawn for his own nefarious reasons.
It seems he wants to unleash whatever dark power resides within Peridia so he can bring peace to the Galaxy...by any means necessary. Now, speculation is running rampant about a peculiar Easter Egg spotted in last week's episode of Ahsoka.
While eagle-eyed fans have already zeroed in on what they believe is his old Kyber Crystal on the villain's belt, a closer look at the Aurebesh text displayed on his wrist reveals a list of instantly familiar names.
Those are Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, R2-D2, C-3PO, and Ben (presumably Ben Solo, the future Kylo Ren, rather than Ben Kenobi).
This may be an obscure Easter Egg meant just for fans, though we're pretty sure Ahsoka showrunner Dave Filoni would put more thought into a reference like this. Some fans believe it's the Dark Jedi's hit list, while others have taken it as confirmation he's definitely a new take on Joruus C'Baoth.
In Timothy Zahn's "Heir to the Empire" trilogy, Joruus is the deranged clone of a Jedi who fought in the Clone Wars and later worked with Thrawn in an effort to capture Luke, Leia, and the latter's twin children so he could train them as part of a new, twisted Jedi Order.
There are definite similarities between him and Baylan and Stevenson's character may well be Filoni's new spin on the idea. If so, the original trilogy heroes may all come under fire in the filmmaker's upcoming Star Wars movie (though Baylan will have to be recast).
We'll have to wait and see but this Easter Egg has definitely generated plenty of discussion online...