The relationships of Kanan Jarrus.
- Main article: Ezra Bridger
Kanan took Ezra into his "family", otherwise known as the crew of the Ghost. Kanan quickly learns of his Force abilities, and began to train Ezra as his apprentice. Ezra views Kanan as a father and their bond is by far their strongest, as both of them need each other to achieve their full potential. When Kanan thought Ezra had fallen to his death, he fought The Inquisitor with both his and Ezra's lightsabers to avenge him but with a renewed focus, showing that Kanan has come to care for Ezra deeply. After the Ghost Crew joined the Rebellion he didn't share Ezra's point of view on trusting Captain Rex but he was willing to save him in the end. He also doesn't like it when Ezra's right.
Recently however, tension grew between teacher and student, seen during a sparring match when Ezra was frustrated by his inability to best Kanan, and when he couldn't connect with the Krykna Spiders, and Kanan lecturing his student, which irritated Ezra more. This tension was exploited by Maul, and caused a wider gap between Kanan and Ezra.
However, upon seeing his teacher blind and needing his help, Ezra felt guilty and apologetic to Kanan. After being blinded on Malachor, Kanan struggled emotionally, distancing himself from the rest of the Ghost crew. After discovering that his Padawan had been using the Sith Holocron, the two began to conflict once again. Although Ezra believed that he could use it for good, Kanan disagreed and told his student that he wouldn't allow him to keep it. In a moment of anger, Ezra told him that he didn't need the Holocron or him. When Ezra's own reckless actions almost got killed, Kanan (and Hera) came to his rescue. When Ezra thanked Kanan for coming back, he responded by saying that he'd always come back. While inside the cave on Atollon, Ezra apologized to Kanan for what happened on Malachor. Kanan assured Ezra that he never blamed him, and told him that he needed to forgive himself. Ezra responded by saying, "yes, Master", and hugging him. When Ezra and Maul attempted to join the two Holocrons, Kanan reminded his student of the Bendu's warning, telling him to look away before it was too late. When the resulting explosion knocked Ezra unconscious, Kanan was deeply concerned for his Padawan, telling him to find his way out and come back to them. Ezra was very concerned about Kanan when he was possessed by one of the Night Sister ghosts. Ezra was more concerned about his master than the possibility that he would be possessed as well. He even went as far as making a deal with the spirit (that she could have him if she let Kanan go). Although they don't always agree with each other, Ezra still trusts Kanan more than anyone else.
- Main article: Hera Syndulla
Kanan met Hera at the planet Gorse and its moon Cynda approximately six years prior to the events in Star Wars Rebels. During an incident relating to the mining operations on Cynda, Kanan revealed himself to be a Jedi and instructed Hera to keep his secret. He then joined The Ghost as a crew member. Not much more is known about Kanan and Hera's past together though they are obviously close, sometimes bickering like a married couple. She used to address him by using endearments, but she hasn't done that in a while. When the Ghost crew met Hera's father Cham Syndulla, Kanan was visibly nervous about meeting him, due to nature of his relationship with Hera.
Before leaving for Malachor, Kanan promised a distressed Hera that they would "see each other again" before lovingly embracing her. However, Kanan was blinded by Maul, and upon his return to base was metaphorically unable to fulfill that promise to brokenhearted Hera. Although Hera understood the importance and necessity of Kanan and Ezra's mission to Malachor, she was reluctant to let them go and subsequently was brokenhearted when Kanan returned blind, having broken his promise to "see her again."
- Main article: Sabine Wren
Sabine looked up to Kanan due to his leadership skills and abilities. It has been shown that Sabine gets annoyed by Kanan, calling him frustrating. But, when Kanan was captured by the Empire, Sabine showed that she was willing to go to the extreme to save him. The one thing they agree on, is helping Ezra through his troubled past. Kanan was also the one who was finally able to learn about Sabine's troubled past.
- Main article: C1-10P
As seen in the episode "Idiots Array" Kanan does see Chopper as a part of the crew. However, he still agreed to let Zeb bid Chopper in a game of Sabacc. When Zeb lost the game, Chopper was then given to Lando Calrissian. Later on in the episode Kanan attempts to give Chopper orders, but Chopper, still angry at Zeb and Him, reminded them that he no longer is part of the crew and doesn't do what he's asked. Towards the end of the season in the episode "Rebel Resolve" Chopper is found by Ezra in Kanan's quarters, obviously missing his friend. After a small talk with Ezra, he joins Sabine and him in attempting to find Kanan, who at the time was in custody of The Empire. The droid later even infiltrates an Imperial Communication Ship, claiming to be a Courier Droid. This tactic proved useful as Chop found where Kanan was being held, before escaping the ship and going back into the Ghost to tell them the information.
- Main article: Yoda
Yoda contacted Kanan through the Force whilst Ezra was being tested in the Lothal Jedi Temple. Whilst talking to Kanan, he told him how he should believe in Ezra. Kanan and Yoda also knew each other during the Clone Wars when Kanan was still called Caleb Dume.
- Main article: Ahsoka Tano
- “The force is strong with him. Kanan, let's find out how strong."
"How can I help?"
"Just remember your training.”
- ―Ahsoka and Kanan attempting to identify Darth Vader.
Kanan met Ahsoka when she rescued the Ghost Crew from the Empire on Mustafar. It is currently unknown if Kanan and Ahsoka knew each other during the Clone Wars. During Vaders raid on the Rebel fleet, Ahsoka asked Kanan to help her find out who was in the TIE Fighter, where Kanan asked how he could help, which Ahsoka responded with "Just remember your training". After Ahsoka found out that Vader's her former master, she fainted in Kanan's arms with him deeply concern for her safety.
When he met the clones, he didn't trust them but would calm down when Ezra mentioned that Ahsoka trusted him, which shows he trusts her.
In Future of the Force, Kanan asked about Ahsoka when she was fighting the inquisitors, shown that he's worried about her going against them alone and was the first one to suggest that they couldn't leave her.
Kanan was saddened when Ahsoka sacrificed herself to give him and Ezra more time to escape from Darth Vader.
- Main article: Rex
Kanan has a strong mistrust for Rex due to the occurrences of Order 66, while Rex feels that Kanan is not as competent a warrior as other Jedi he has served with during the Clone Wars. As they both started teaching Ezra, they conflicted on what Ezra needed to learn as a Rebel and bickered to the point of trying to show the other up occasionally.
When they went undercover as stormtroopers to rescue Ezra, Commander Sato, and his crew, they managed to work together well in a way reminescent of the Clone Troopers and their Jedi Generals during the Clone Wars, and when Rex chose to remain behind to give the others cover and time to escape, Kanan went back to rescue the old soldier, and finally put his animosity towards clones behind him when he gave Rex a salute of respect, which the captain gladly returned.
- Main article: Cham Syndulla
During the Clone Wars, Kanan heard about Cham Syndulla from Mace Windu, who spoken highly of the twi'lek. When they first met, Kanan tries to impress Cham and appears to enjoy listening to his stories. However, like the other rebels, Kanan was used and turned on by Cham and his warriors. At the end, they are shown to be on good terms.
- Main article: The Bendu
Months after losing his sight (and confidence) to Maul's treachery, Kanan would hear a voice, bidding him to come with the promise of helping him and so found the Bendu.
The Bendu described Kanan's presence as a "violent storm in this quiet world", and that Kanan's imbalance woke the mysterious being from a deep slumber. Kanan expressed his fears and doubts, of Ezra being swayed to the Dark Side and in his own disabilities, and the Bendu opted to teach Kanan to "see" and help him reconnect with the Force while acknowledging his faults but to trust in the Force to guide him, telling him it was his connection to the Force that allows him to see in ways others cannot, that as long as he can see himself then he would never be truly blind. He also dismissed Kanan's idea that an object (the Sith Holocron) could cause someone to turn to evil, stating it was the individual's choice, that rather it was the temptation of power, forbidden knowledge, even the desire to do good that could lead one down that dark path. Under the Bendu's guidance, Kanan found a new way to "see" and found the determination to help his friends.
As a "gift" (and a sign of trust), Kanan left the Sith Holocron in the Bendu's keeping.
- Main article: Fenn Rau
Kanan has great respect for Fenn Rau as the Protector once saved him and his master's lives during the Clone Wars, though they never met in person. Years later, after what happened with Hera, Kanan intended to meet with Fenn personally (with Sabine stowing away) to try and convince Fenn to side with the Rebellion. It didn't go as expected, but after Fenn, sabine, and Ezra saved each other from Gar Saxon, Fenn officially joined the Rebellion, and this led Kanan to confide with Fenn in secret regarding Sabine and her discovery of the Darksaber
Kanan and Fenn treat each other as respected colleagues and fellow warriors despite the history between Mandalorian warriors and Jedi, and agreed that Sabine wielding the Darksaber presented their best chance of swaying Mandalore to join the Rebellion.
The Grand Inquisitor
- Main article: The Grand Inquisitor
Kanan, as well as Ezra, was the Grand Inquisitor's main objective, in his task as a Jedi hunter. When first they met, The Inquisitor was unimpressed with Kanan's lightsaber skills and correctly deduced his master to have been Depa Bilaba. He saw him as prey and obstacle but the more they clashed the more he found Kanan to be a better Jedi and a worthy opponent up until the Inquisitor captured him. During the time The Inquisitor tortured Kanan, he taunted him for running as his master gave her life to protect him, and called him a coward. In their final duel, when Kanan found his resolve, both The Inquisitor and the Jedi gave each other a salute of respect. Upon being bested and deprived of his weapon, The Inquisitor was shocked to be defeated though he warned his conqueror what the Jedi's actions had unleashed before taking his own life.
Despite them being mortal enemies, Kanan was visibly shocked by The Inquisitor's taking of his own life and in fact felt unconscious regret for not having attempted to save him.
- Main article: Darth Vader
When Kanan was about to fight with Vader, he and Ezra sensed a cold feeling when Vader arrived or is nearby. To Kanan's horror, he deduced Vader is not a Inquisitor but a Sith Lord, and was injured in the battle that followed their confrontation. It is currently unknown if Kanan knew Darth Vader when he was still Anakin Skywalker during the Clone Wars.
- Main article: Maul
Kanan did not trust Maul even though Ezra insisted the former Sith was on their side, and only tolerated Maul when Ahsoka (reluctantly) agreed they could use Maul's aid.
But once Maul made his true intentions known, that he intended to take Ezra away from him, he struck Kanan with his saber, blinding him, and would have killed him had Ahsoka not defended him. Kanan found an old Temple Guard mask to cover his ruined eyes and stood up to face the deceiver again. Maul somewhat arrogantly underestimated Kanan, believing killing him would be quick and easy.
But Kanan remembered his Jedi training, trusted his senses amplified by the Force, and not only bested Maul but thwarted his plans by sending him falling over the edge of the temple terrace.