What is this statue in Star Wars Rogue One?

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In Rogue One (2016), when transitioning to the planet Jedha, there's shown an extremely large, fallen statue of someone.

Who is this a statue of, what's their significance, and why is it now in ruins?

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Best Answer

According to the Starwars Wikia:


That is an un-named Jedi.

Fallen ruins of a statue depicting a Jedi


I believe the point of this shot is to show 2 things:

  1. Jedi are an ancient and (once) great religion
  2. This planet was once significant to Jedi

Why is it now in ruins

As more of the galaxy was mapped, more direct hyperspace routes were discovered. These new passages made the old, winding routes, such as those connecting with Jedha, obsolete. The once-popular Jedha became an antiquated curiosity rather than a relevant destination, a location for those who desired spiritual guidance, a deeper purpose, or to simply exile themselves from the larger galaxy.

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Do Jedis come from Jedha?

The ancient world of Jedha was home to one of the first civilizations to explore the nature of the Force and was considered a spiritual home of the Jedi Order, with many scholars believing the moon owes its name to the ancient religion.

What planets are in rogue one?

Scarif is a tropical planet that was created for the 2016 Star Wars anthology film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

When did rogue one take place?

The events of 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (the first standalone Star Wars film) take place just before A New Hope. The movie starring Felicity Jones concluded with the plans to the Death Star being transmitted to the Rebel flagship that was boarded by Darth Vader at the end of the film.

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