A while ago I was on a Wookiepedia binge, opening tabs every five seconds and not reading half of them. While reading about various Jedi I couldn't help but notice a pattern -a whole lot of them survived Order 66. As I began to realize this the amount of Jedi who survived seemed to grow...and grow...and grow! Seriously, other than the half dozen we saw wiped during the ROTS montage, did any other Jedi actually get killed? I'm exaggerating a little, but how effective was Order 66? If it was at all useful I can only imagine there were a lot of Jedi around prior to The Purge because it sure seems like a huge amount managed to slip through the cracks. I realize the idea of having a few bad asses duck into the shadows to be hunted down by Vader and crew is awesome. That's totally cool. How many are we talking about though? Because by my way of thinking the more survivors there are kind of decreases their cool-factor, not to mention making the ones who did get killed look kind of weak by comparison. Does anyone have actual/rough numbers, or will the amount of Jedi before Order 66 just continue to increase as more writers decide to invent another Jedi who beat the odds? EDIT: I've just realized "The Purge" and "Order 66" refer to two different things. Order 66 kicked off The Purge, but the actual Purge itself carried on for years after as The Empire hunted the remaining Jedi. So I guess my question is two fold: How many survived the initial assault of Order 66? And how many Jedi were still around by say, the time Luke began learning the ways of The Force?