20 Most Powerful Jedi of All Time (RANKED)

20 Most Powerful Jedi of All Time (RANKED)

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There are two main factions in George Lucas’ Star Wars universe – the Jedi and the Sith. The former represent the Light Side of the Force and are the protagonists of Lucas’ world, while the latter are practitioners of the Dark Side of the Force and are the antagonists. The Jedi are quite powerful Force users and throughout the ancient history of the order, we have seen a lot of different members of the Jedi Order.

Some of these characters are quite skilled and are among the most powerful characters to ever have existed in George Lucas’ fictional universe. In today’s article, we at Fiction Horizon are going to bring you a list of the 20 most powerful Jedi of all time, as they appeared in Lucas’ franchise. We are going to focus primarily on the movies, as the inclusion of the expanded universe’s rich history would make this article far less practical. Enjoy!

20 Most Powerful Jedi

20. Yaddle

Full Name: Yaddle
Species: Unknown
Home Planet: Unknown
Lightsaber Color: Green

Debut: The Phantom Menace (1999)
Played By: Phil Eason

Yaddle, a Force-sensitive female of the same species as Jedi Grand Master Yoda, was a Jedi Master and member of the Jedi High Council during the later years of the Galactic Republic. She trained a Thisspasian Padawan, Oppo Rancisis, who would eventually join Yaddle on the High Council at the time of the Naboo invasion.

In 32 BC, Qui-Gon Jinn took the Chosen One, Anakin Skywalker, to the Jedi Temple in Coruscant, where he met Yaddle and the old Jedi. After the Battle of Naboo, Yaddle took a less active role in the affairs of the Jedi Order and was no longer a member of the High Council at the time of the Clone Wars.

In BBY 14, Yaddle was mentioned and named by Latero pilot Greez Dritus, who speculated with his Jedi partners about her fate during the Great Jedi Purge. In 12 BC, Sith Lord Darth Vader encountered several Jedi, including Yaddle, while experiencing a series of visions of power.

Yaddle was in great demand for her great wisdom and was also known for her calmness, patience, and kindness. She looked up to Grand Master Yoda, who was the same species as her but almost double her age.

Yaddle had auburn hair which she wore in long braids, green and gold eyes, green skin, and was six feet tall. She was considered legendary by some of the inhabitants of the planet Lateron. Yaddle mastered little-known and deadly Jedi powers like morichro, an ancient art that allowed the user to slow down the opponent’s bodily functions to death.

19. Ben Solo

Full Name: Ben Solo (later Kylo Ren)
Species: Human
Home Planet: Chandrila
Lightsaber Color: Blue (later Red)

Debut: The Force Awakens (2015)
Played By: Adam Driver

Ben Solo, aka Kylo Ren, is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe who first appeared in The Force Awakens, the first episode of the so-called Sequel Trilogy. He served as the main antagonist in the trilogy and as leader of the Knights of Ren, and later the Supreme Leader of the First Order, a status which made him the successor of Darth Vader, the cult classic villain of the original trilogy, who is also Ben Solo’s maternal grandfather.

Son of Leia Organa and Han Solo, Ben was originally trained by Luke Skywalker to become a Jedi. However, he succumbed to the Dark Side of the Force, and put himself at the service of the First Order and its supreme leader, Snoke.

He murders his father in The Force Awakens, which is a highlight of this film. Then in the next film, The Last Jedi, he also executes his master Snoke and takes his place as Supreme Leader of the First Order. In The Rise of Skywalker, he experiences redemption, especially through his connection to his mother Leia and the appearance of his father’s ghost, Han Solo, which influences him to switch back to the good side of the Force whenLeia dies.

He travels to the planet Exegol to help Rey in her fight against Emperor Palpatine, who is none other than her grandfather. Rey defeats him, but the Force of her action kills her. Kylo Ren, having become Ben Solo once again, then transmits all his energy to her to bring her back to life, then dies and disappears in the Force.

18. Stass Allie

Full Name: Stass Allie
Species: Tholothian
Home Planet: Tholoth
Lightsaber Color: Green

Debut: Attack of the Clones (2002)
Played By: Lily Nyamwasa

Stass Allie, a Force-sensitive Tholothian, was a Jedi Master who lived during the last years of the Galactic Republic. She was also the cousin of Adi Gallia, another Jedi master and a member of the Jedi High Council. Allie became a Jedi General in the Grand Army of the Republic and was given a seat on the Jedi Order High Council at the end of the Clone Wars.

Allie was killed on the planet Saleucami in the waning hours of the Clone Wars. After receiving orders from Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine to carry out Order 66, Clone Commander CC-8826 and another Grand Army clone trooper opened fire on their general and ended the Jedi Master’s life.

Stass Allie was a tall, stern woman with indigo eyes and dark skin with green spots. Her brown, scalped head tapered to a point, and eight pale, fleshy tendrils hung down her back. Stass Allie was talented in lightsaber combat and was one of the few survivors of the Battle of Geonosis, the opening battle of the Clone Wars.

While her swordsmanship was impressive, her Force-healing talent was even more impressive. She passed this ability on to other Jedi, including Barriss Offee. Stass Allie had a green lightsaber that she used during the Battle of Geonosis.

She also wore high travel boots, a utility belt, a light brown tunic with dark robes, and adorned her scaly scalp with a headdress consisting of a network of thin chains and a brown ribbon that framed her face.

17. Adi Gallia

Full Name: Adi Gallia
Species: Tholothian
Home Planet: Coruscant
Lightsaber Color: Blue

Debut: The Phantom Menace (1999)
Played By: Gin Clarke

A Force-sensitive Tholothian, Adi Gallia was a Jedi Master and a member of the Jedi High Council during the final years of the Galactic Republic. During the Clone Wars, she served as a Jedi General in the Grand Army of the Republic and fought in several battles during the Republic-Separatist conflict.

In 21 BBY, Gallia rescued Eeth Koth, a Jedi Master captured by General Grievous, with the help of Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker during the Battle of Saleucami. She was killed two years later on the planet Florrum, where Gallia and Kenobi confronted the Dathomirian Nightbrothers and the renegade Sith Maul and Savage Opress.

In 35 ABY, Gallia’s voice was heard by the Jedi Rey, where she encouraged the young girl to stand up and defeat Darth Sidious during the Battle of Exegol.

Adi Gallia had blue eyes and dark skin with bruises around the eyes and skull. Her scalp was flaky and several long, fleshy tendrils hung from the back of her head. Known for her aggression, she was a strict, focused woman.

Gallia criticized the outrageous tactics of others, such as Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, although rarely condemning them as their actions were mostly effective. It was also a valuable source of information for the Senate.

Although for the most part stoic and pragmatic, Gallia was known to have a sarcastic side. Gallia’s sarcasm and cynicism were not without critics, as even Grand Master Yoda had spoken to her about her callous remarks.

In addition to being a talented pilot, Adi Gallia was a skilled user of Form V. Her skills allowed her to take on General Grievous twice and survive, despite being beaten and captured the second time, and the night brother Savage Opress, although she was no match for his raw strength and was killed after a brief duel.

16. Coleman Trebor

Full Name: Coleman Trebor
Species: Vurk
Home Planet: Sembla
Lightsaber Color: Green

Debut: Attack of the Clones (2002)
Played By: N/A

Coleman Trebor, a male Vurk born on the homeworld of his species Sembla, became a Jedi and was the only known Vurk to do so. As a member of the Jedi Order, he built a green lightsaber and earned a seat on the Jedi High Council during the separatist crisis following the death of Jedi Master Yarael Poof.

In 22 BBY he was on the council when an assassination attempt on the life of Senator Amidala was discussed. It was decided that Anakin Skywalker would escort Amidala to her home planet, Naboo, while Obi-Wan Kenobi did an investigation.

Upon learning of the separatist force on the planet Geonosis, Trebor joined the Jedi attack team led by Mace Windu and traveled to Geonosis to save Obi-Wan Kenobi from the Confederation of Independent Systems. He fought in the Petranaki Arena and lit his green lightsaber while standing with Jedi Knight Bultar Swan.

During the battle, Trebor infiltrated the stands and confronted Count Dooku on a balcony with the aim of killing him and hopefully stopping an impending war before it began. Bounty hunter Jango Fett fired at Trebor, who was able to fend off two shots from Fett’s blaster before a third hit him in the shoulder and then a fourth in his chest, throwing him over the balcony railing, and killing him on the arena floor.

After his brief time in the council ended with his death, Trebor was replaced by Master Kit Fisto. As a massive Vurk, Trebor was revered for his meditation skills and brought many difficult disputes to a harmonious end. Trebor was also an impressively skilled lightsaber user, although unable to match Jango Fett’s blaster skills and died at the hand of the bounty hunter.

15. Depa Billaba

Full Name: Depa Billaba
Species: Human (Chalactan)
Home Planet: Chalacta
Lightsaber Color: Green / Blue

Debut: The Phantom Menace (1999)
Played By: Dipika O’Neill Joti

Depa Billaba, a famale Force-sensitive human from the planet Chalacta, was a Jedi Master who served on the Jedi High Council during the final years of the Galactic Republic She was born in Chalacta and joined the Order at a young age, where she was trained by Jedi Master Mace Windu.

Billaba was then called to the council with her ex-teacher and was present when Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn introduced Anakin Skywalker, the Chosen One, to the High Council. She then attended Jinn’s funeral after the Jedi Master died in the Battle of Naboo.

Billaba continued to serve on the Council during the political crisis that led to the Clone Wars, a pangalactic civil war between the Galactic Republic and the Confederation of Independent Systems. During the war, she took Caleb Dume as a Padawan apprentice.

After Kaller’s capture, Billaba’s two battalions were attacked by clone troopers following the execution of Order 66, a secret protocol that characterized all Jedi as enemies of the state. Due to Billaba’s sacrifice, Dume survived the Great Jedi Purge and went into hiding under a new name – Kanan Jarrus.

Initially, he traveled undercover and accepted odd jobs, eventually joining a group of rebels who opposed the Galactic Empire. Although Jarrus hid his true Jedi identity for years, he fondly remembered his master.

After Jarrus accepted Ezra Bridger as an apprentice, he first relied on his own incomplete training under Billaba to teach Bridger the ways of the Jedi and of the Forcer.

14. Agen Kolar

Full Name: Agen Kolar
Species: Zabrak (Iridonian)
Home Planet: Coruscant
Lightsaber Color: Green / Blue

Debut: Attack of the Clones (2002)
Played By: Tux Akindoyeni

Agen Kolar was born on Coruscant before the separatist crisis. He was found to be Force-sensitive and was taken to the Jedi Temple to be trained as a Jedi. He eventually achieved the rank of Jedi Master. He quickly won a padawan named Tan Yuster.

Kolar participated in the First Battle of Geonosis, the conflict that sparked the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Separatist Alliance. As a participant, he was a member of the Jedi Assault Team assembled by Senior Jedi Advisor Mace Windu to save Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Padmé Amidala from execution by the Separatists.

During the battle, Kolar’s padawan Tan Yuster was overpowered and killed by B2 series super battle droids. The Jedi Master collected the Kyber Blue Crystal from his deceased apprentice’s lightsaber and then added it to his as a tribute.

During the final year of the Clone Wars, Grandmaster Yoda witnessed a vision of Kolar’s death by Darth Sidious while on the planet Dagobah to learn the secrets of immortality. In 19 BC, Kolar replaced his colleague Zabrak Eeth Koth in the High Jedi Council after Koth was forced to resign.

He’s been involved in many important discussions, such as when Supreme Chancellor Palpatine proposed that Skywalker be appointed to the Council. He was also present when Palpatine reported that General Grievous was in hiding on Utapau and suggested sending Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker. Instead, the council sent Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi.

During the last days of the war, Kolar was part of another team that Windu put together, this time to stop Palpatine – who was secretly Darth Sidious, the Dark Lord of the Sith. Of the four Jedi Masters sent to stop the Dark Lord, Kolar and Tiin were killed almost effortlessly. The other two Masters also died, and Sidious transformed the Republic into the Galactic Empire and destroyed the Jedi Order.

13. Shaak Ti

Full Name: Shaak Ti
Species: Togruta
Home Planet: Shili
Lightsaber Color: Blue

Debut: Attack of the Clones (2002)
Played By: Orli Shoshan

Shaak Ti was a Togruta female, a member of the Jedi Order and a member of the High Jedi Council during the last years of the Galactic Republic. She was considered one of the wisest and most patient of the order, was a skillful fighter and a staunch supporter of the Jedi.

At the start of the Clone Wars, she was chosen to represent the republic on Kamino, where she personally oversaw the formation and development of the Clone Forces. In this role, she became involved in a conspiracy about the origins of the organic inhibitor chips placed in each clone and the secrets that were kept about them from the Jedi.

While trying to root out the ARC Trooper Fives plot, she ran into Kaminoan’s chief medical scientist, Nala Se, who tried to dispel her claims about the chips’ true purpose. Despite their best efforts to the contrary, Ti was unable to help Fives as he suffered a breakdown, and after his death, his secrets were revealed to only a few.

Ti had a weak relationship with the Kaminoan rulers during this time, struggling to work with their unemotional demeanor and struggling to balance their compassion for the clones with demands to produce capable soldiers for war.

As the war ended, Ti and the Council became increasingly aware of the mystery behind the Dark Lord of the Sith and spent a lot of time uncovering his identities and motivations. During the Battle of Coruscant at the end of the Clone Wars, Ti was sent to protect Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine, but lost consciousness in a duel with Separatist General Grievous.

When the war ended, Ti became a victim of the Great Jedi Purge, murdered at the hands of the fallen Jedi Anakin Skywalker while meditating during the siege of the Jedi Temple. Before his death, Ti recorded a message of hope on a holocron, telling its discoverer not to let the fall of the Order mean the end of the Jedi.

12. Aayla Secura

Full Name: Aayla Secura
Species: Twi’lek
Home Planet: Ryloth
Lightsaber Color: Blue

Debut: Attack of the Clones (2002)
Played By: Amy Allen

Aayla Secura, a force-sensitive female Rutian Twi’lek, was a Jedi Master who served as a Jedi General of the Republic Grand Army during the Clone Wars. Before the Clone Wars, Secura learned the Ways of Force as a Padawan of the Jedi Master Quinlan Vos.

When the civil war broke out between the Galactic Republic and the Confederation of Independent Systems, Secura and her Jedi counterparts supported the Republic by becoming officers in their newly formed army. As a general, she commanded the clone troops of the 327th Star Corps, with Commander CC-5052 “Bly” serving alongside Secura.

Throughout the conflict, Secura fought alongside his soldiers in multiple battles across the galaxy, from Geonosis to Quell, Coruscant and Felucia. When the war ended, the Clones were tasked by Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine with executing Order 66, resulting in a sudden purge of the Jedi Order by their own soldiers.

As a result, Secura was among the first to fall victim to the Purge, as she was repeatedly shot in the back by Bly and several other clone troopers. The downfall of Secura and many other Jedi was Force-felt by Grandmaster Yoda, who survived the Purge and ultimately fled into exile as the Galactic Empire came to power in place of the Republic.

Secura’s death was also seen in a force vision of Depa Billaba and her apprentice Caleb Dume on Kaller. Decades after her death, Secura’s voice joined that of her fallen fellow Jedi and inspired Rey in her climactic battle against Darth Sidious on Exegol.

11. Dooku

Full Name: Doku of Serenno (later Darth Tyranus)
Species: Human
Home Planet: Serenno
Lightsaber Color: Blue (later Red)

Debut: Attack of the Clones (2002)
Played By: Christopher Lee

Count Dooku of Serenno, alias Darth Tyranus, was a Jedi Knight and the master of Qui-Gon Jinn. Dooku was the son of Count Gora and Countess Anya. He was also the big brother of Ramil and Jenza. As a small child he was taken to the Jedi Temple, where he was trained by Yoda.

After the death of his student Qui-Gon Jinn, he turned away from the Jedi and succumbed to the Dark Side of the Force and, as Darth Tyranus, became the disciple of the Sith Lord Darth Sidious. Tyranus convinced several powerful corporations to turn against the Republic. He commissioned the manufacture of large numbers of battle droids and led the armed forces of the Confederation of Independent Star Systems to fight the Republic.

His master Darth Sidious wanted to use the civil war that had broken out in the identity of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine as an occasion to grant himself emergency powers and to set up a clone army. In the Clone Wars that followed, Tyranus wiped out both parties so that Sidious’ takeover would seem like a redemption.

After the Battle of Geonosis, there was a fight between Darth Tyranus, on one side, and Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, on the other, in which he got the upper hand. He cut off Anakin’s right forearm and incapacitated the Jedi. However, he could not hold his own against his old master Yoda, who intervened in the fight, and fled.

During the Battle of Coruscant, Tyranus encountered Obi-Wan and Anakin again but was defeated by Anakin after wounding Obi-Wan. Tyranus was then beheaded by Anakin Skywalker on the orders of Chancellor Palpatine. This would lead Anakin to the Dark Side, as Sidious had picked him as his new apprentice.

Tyranus is one of the most powerful and wisest Sith Lords in the saga. Through his connection to the Dark Side of the Force, he was able to learn many complicated techniques that were almost on par with Yoda’s abilities. He also used a lightsaber style for hand-to-hand combat. This made him superior to most Jedi whose style focused on fighting soldiers’ blasters.

10. Plo Koon

Full Name: Plo Koon
Species: Kel Dor
Home Planet: Dorin
Lightsaber Color: Blue

Debut: The Phantom Menace (1999)
Played By: Alan Ruscoe (I), Matt Sloan (II and III)

Plo Koon was a Jedi Master of Kel Dor heritage who served as a member of the High Council during the Galactic Republic’s last years. He served as a respected Jedi general during the Clone Wars, a pangalactic conflict between the republic and its dissident state, the Confederacy of Independent Systems.

During the war, he often undertook dangerous missions with the soldiers under his command, the 104th Battalion. Koon was a survivor of the First Battle of Geonosis, the opening conflict of the Clone Wars that killed nearly 200 Jedi. At the start of the war, he went on a mission to hunt down the separatist warship Malevolence.

After several attempts to destroy the weapon, Koon and several of his colleagues managed to remove it. Among the Jedi, he often worked with was Ahsoka Tano, whom he had discovered years before the war and with whom he had a special connection. During the war, he played an important role in the First and Second Battles of Felucia, the Battle of Lola Sayu, and the Battle of Kadavo.

As the conflict escalated, Ahsoka was accused of a terrorist attack on the Jedi Temple and subsequently removed from the Jedi Order. When the real culprit was discovered, Koon and the Council offered her a chance to join, but she refused and left the Jedi.

At the end of the Clone Wars, Koon led the 442nd Siege Battalion at the Battle of Cato Neimoidia. When he and a squadron of ARC-170 fighters flew over the Bridge Cities after their victory, he was shot and executed by his troops while enforcing Order 66, while the Jedi were slain by their soldiers across the Galaxy.

9. Kit Fisto

Full Name: Kit Fisto
Species: Nautolan
Home Planet: Glee Anselm
Lightsaber Color: Green

Debut: Attack of the Clones (2002)
Played By: Zachariah Jensen, Daniel Zizmor (II), Ben Cooke (III)

Kit Fisto was a Nautolan Jedi master during the last years of the Galactic Republic. Fisto was known as a skilled swordsman and possessed some of the best dueling skills in the Jedi Order. Fisto, also a famous fighter, served in the Republic as a general in the Republic’s Grand Army during the Clone Wars.

Fisto fought in various campaigns and was accepted as a member of the Jedi High Council during the war. Fisto participated in several battles at the start of the war, first in the opening war conflict on Geonosis and shortly after in a covert operation on the planet Hissrich.

After separatist leader Nute Gunray escaped Republican detention, Fisto and his former padawan Nahdar Vebb were tasked with locating the refugee. However, their mission took a turn for the worse when they faced the infamous Jedi hunter and separatist general Grievous in his hiding place.

While Vebb died at the hands of the General, Fisto nearly defeated him in battle and escaped with his life but without Gunray, ultimately failing the mission. During a schism between the Mon Calamari and Quarren peoples on Mon Cala, Fisto was sent to aid the Mon Calamari against the Quarrens, backed by the separatists.

The fight turned out to be difficult, as the separatists finally overpowered the armed forces of the Republic. With a separatist victory looming, Fisto and several others went into hiding, though he was eventually captured and tortured.

The Mon Calamari and Quarren then unleashed their alliance and retaliated against the separatists, aided by the freed Fisto. After the Mon Cala campaign, Fisto took on a more active role in the High Council.

As the end of the war drew near, Anakin Skywalker revealed to Mace Windu that Chancellor Palpatine was a Sith Lord. Windu took Fisto and his other masters Agen Kolar and Saesee Tiin to Palpatine’s office to arrest him. The Dark Lord easily killed Kolar, Tiin, and Fisto, and Windu quickly joined them.

8. Ahsoka Tano

Full Name: Ahsoka Tano
Species: Togruta
Home Planet: Shili
Lightsaber Color: Green / White

Debut: The Mandalorian
Played By: Rosario Dawson

She was discovered when she was just three years old by Jedi Master Plo Koon while paying a visit to her home planet Shili and was later accepted into the Jedi Order. Ahsoka is sent as Master Yoda’s messenger to Obi Wan Kenobi and newly graduated Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker trapped in a battle against the Separatist Alliance on the surface of the planet Christophis.

Upon arrival, both Jedi discover that they must return to Coruscant for an urgent mission for the Order. As they talk, Anakin discovers that she has been sent to be his Padawan apprentice. The Jedi is initially opposed and does not wish to train an apprentice, but he accepts and ends up being her master for the next few years of the war against the Confederacy of Independent Systems.

During the three-year war between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems, young Ahsoka, aged fourteen to sixteen, is trained by Anakin Skywalker. During the War, she becomes commander of the 501st legion of the Grand Army of the Republic. In the Republic army, Ahsoka forms a bond with Legion Captain Rex (CT-7567), an officer loyal to his general, Anakin Skywalker, who is also considered to be their loyal friend.

Like her master, she was known to be aggressive, rebellious and not fully in accordance with the precepts and orders of the Jedi Council. After the end of the Clone Wars and the rise of the Galactic Empire, Ahsoka adopts the name Ashla, fleeing from planet to planet trying to escape the Empire’s tyranny.

Lacking her ancient lightsabers, she escapes the Imperial inquisitors while looking for a way to help the galaxy’s citizens living under the new tyranny. Using a cod name, she organizes the rebellion while working in the shadows in order to establish a movement against the Galactic Empire and in favor of the establishment of a new Galactic Republic.

She is pursued by her former master, now Sith Lord, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine’s main servant who wishes to annihilate the remnants of the Jedi Order and supporters of the rebellion. At 42, Ahsoka continues to act as a vigilante Jedi roaming the Galaxy. She goes out into the galaxy helping people and becoming what she thinks the Jedi should be on an individual basis, far from the politics the Jedi Order got into.

7. Anakin Skywalker

Full Name: Anakin Skywalker
Species: Human
Home Planet: Tatooine
Lightsaber Color: Blue (later Red)

Debut: The Phantom Menace (1999)
Played By: Jake Lloyd, Hayden Christensen

Anakin Skywalker was born on the planet Tatooine, as the son of Shmi Skywalker and an unknown father. Both Anakin and his mother are slaves to Watto, a junk tradesman. The young man soon stands out as an inventor and skilled pilot and the Force is detected in him very soon. During his childhood, he meets Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi, who becomes his best friend and who trains him as a Jedi.

After a mission, Anakin meets Padmé Amidala, the princess of the planet Naboo and senator of the Galactic Republic, with whom he falls madly in love and who, contrary to Jedi rules, he ends up marrying. During his youth, Anakin, already a Padawan of Obi Wan Kenobi, actively participates in the Clone Wars, which will continue until he becomes full-fledged Jedi.

Later, Anakin discovers that his wife, Padmé, is pregnant, but begins to have horrible nightmares, in which he sees how she dies. On the other hand, the young Jedi grows closer and closer to Chancellor Palpatine, who is an undercover Sith and who will end up dragging him to the Dark Side.

After his fall, he adopts the name of Darth Vader and ends up facing his master, Kenobi, who, after a great lightsaber duel, ends up mutilating the young man and leaving him to die on the planet Mustafar, where he ends up badly injured and burned near a river of molten lava. Later, Anakin is picked up by Palpatine, who had by then suspended the Republic and formed the Galactic Empire with himself as Emperor, who saves his life and manages to heal him by putting him in his famous suit; he also takes him on as his apprentice.

Padme gives birth to twins, but dies during childbirth. The babies are hidden by Obi Wan (the boy with the Skywalker family and the girl with Senator Bail Organa) and Anakin is unaware that the children have survived.

6. Ki-Adi-Mundi

Full Name: Ki-Adi-Mundi
Species: Cerean
Home Planet: Cerea
Lightsaber Color: Blue

Debut: The Phantom Menace (1999)
Played By: Silas Carson

Ki-Adi-Mundi, a Force-sensitive Cerean, was a Jedi Master and member of the Jedi High Council during the last years of the Galactic Republic. At the time of the Clone Wars, Mundi became a Jedi general in the Republic Grand Army.

Like his Jedi peers, he led the Republic clone forces against the Separatist Alliance forces in multiple battles across the galaxy, including the First and Second battles on Geonosis and the Outer Rim Victories.

In 19 BBY, the third and final year of the war, Mundi oversaw the Republican invasion of Mygeeto with the 21st Nova Corps under his command. During the campaign, Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine ordered the soldiers of the Grand Army to execute their Jedi leaders in accordance with Order 66, resulting in the deaths of Mundi and the majority of the Jedi Order.

Despite Mundi’s death, his lightsaber survived for many years and eventually came into the possession of collector Dok-Ondar, who told a First Order sergeant about some of his past. Mundi was a lightsaber expert who had at least some makashi skills.

Mundi also had extremely fast reflexes, which allowed him to react in time to defend himself for a short time after his clone troops had attacked him when Order 66 came into effect. He was, eventually, killed during the encounter, but Mundi was able to repel several shots and kill two of his soldiers before they killed him.

5. Qui-Gon Jinn

Full Name: Qui-Gon Jinn
Species: Human
Home Planet: Coruscant
Lightsaber Color: Green

Debut: The Phantom Menace (1999)
Played By: Liam Neeson

Qui-Gon Jinn was a wise but headstrong Jedi master and mentor of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Qui-Gon was never accepted into the Jedi Council because of his idiosyncrasy and constant resistance to the decisions of the Jedi Council. Qui-Gon had a green lightsaber.

It was he who thought the young Anakin Skywalker was the Chosen One and wanted to train him to be a Jedi. Qui-Gon was an excellent fighter and taught Obi-Wan Kenobi everything he knows. He was the former Padawan of Count Dooku, who succumbed to the Dark Side of the Force after Qui-Gon’s death and became Darth Tyranus.

He and Obi-Wan investigated the crisis on Naboo, where the Trade Federation had put up a blockade. After the military began to take control of the planet, the Jedi freed Queen Amidala and helped her escape. To repair their damaged ship, they landed on Tatooine and Qui-Gon met the slave boy Anakin Skywalker.

He recognized the extraordinary strength of power in Anakin and came to believe that Anakin was the Chosen One to defeat the Sith and bring balance to the Force. He then decided to take him to Coruscant and train him as a Jedi. By making a bet with Anakin’s Master Watto in conjunction with the pod race that Anakin eventually won, Qui-Gon freed the boy from his slavery.

Before he fled to Coruscant with Anakin, Obi-Wan, the Queen and her guards, he fought against the dark Sith disciple Darth Maul, who was pursuing the Queen. When he introduced Anakin to the Jedi Council on Coruscant, the Council initially refused to train the boy as a Jedi because he was too old.

After the Queen decided to return to Naboo to free the planet from the occupation, Qui-Gon was sent together with Obi-Wan to accompany them there once again. There, he was later killed in a lightsaber duel against Darth Maul; before dying, he expressed his wish for Obi-Wan to take over Anakin’s training.

During the Clone Wars, Qui-Gon managed to discover the path to immortality and become one with the Force. So, even though he was dead, he was able to speak to Anakin, Yoda, and Obi-Wan through the Force in the form of a Force Ghost.

4. Mace Windu

Full Name: Mace Windu
Species: Human
Home Planet: Haruun Kal
Lightsaber Color: Purple

Debut: The Phantom Menace (1999)
Played By: Samuel L. Jackson

Mace Windu was a powerful Jedi Master originating from the planet Haruun Kal. He was one of the members of the Jedi High Council, to which he ascended when he was just in his thirties. After the death of his parents, he was sent to the Jedi Order, being only six months old.

He is an instructor and creator of Fighting Form VII (named Vaapad). Only masters who are skilled in various forms can reach Form VII, as it is a risky fighting style, because it comes close to the Sith conception of physical combat. Mace was one of the best lightsaber duelists in the Jedi Order, and he was one of only two Jedi to completely dominate the Vaapad.

Only two opponents were said to have beaten him: Yoda and Count Dooku, and he used to practice with Qui-Gon Jinn, usually resulting in a draw. He is a simple Jedi, as denoted by his garments.

Mace Windu served the Jedi Order his entire life, training numerous Jedi, including Depa Billaba, Echuu Shen-Jon, and Iguni. It was Master Windu who led 212 Jedi into combat at the Battle of Geonosis and defeated the deadly bounty hunter Jango Fett. He continued to serve the Republic through the Clone Wars, often on the fierce front lines.

In the final year of the war, Windu confronted and came close to defeating Darth Sidious in a difficult duel. However, Darth Sidious’s apparent defeat was still not secured when Anakin Skywalker’s transition to the Dark Side of the Force happened; manipulated by the Chancellor, Anakin seriously injured Master Windu who would later be mortally wounded by Darth Sidious and thrown from his office window.

Windu’s death marked the beginning of the Great Jedi Purge.

3. Obi-Wan Kenbi

Do You Need the Force to Use a Lightsaber?

Full Name: Obi-Wan Kenobi
Species: Human
Home Planet: Stewjon
Lightsaber Color: Blue

Debut: Star Wars (1977)
Played By: Alec Guinness (IVVI), Ewan McGregor (IIII)

Obi-Wan Kenobi, also known as Ben Kenobi, is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. In the original trilogy, Ben Kenobi appears as a mysterious figure who later serves as the first mentor to Luke Skywalker and teaches him the ways of the Jedi.

In the prequel trilogy, a young Obi-Wan Kenobi served as Anakin Skywalker’s master and friend. Initially Qui-Gon Jinn’s Padawan, along with his Master, he was involved in the battle of Naboo against the droid army of the Trade Federation.

After Qui-Gon’s death at the hands of the Sith Darth Maul, whom he would personally defeat immediately after, he is promoted to Jedi Knight and the young Anakin Skywalker is assigned to as an apprentice. The two would become great friends during their adventures, and later become generals of the Republic.

Following Anakin’s treason and transition to the Dark Side of the Force and the birth of the Galactic Empire of Darth Sidious, he exiles himself on Tatooine and becomes, years later, the mentor of Luke Skywalker, directing his path towards the ways of the Jedi.

Obi-Wan appears physically in the first four episodes and as a ghost in his latter appearances, having mastered the technique from his former master, Qui-Gon. Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the most important characters in the whole saga.

2. Luke Skywalker

Full Name: Luke Skywalker
Species: Human
Home Planet: Tatooine
Lightsaber Color: Blue / Green

Debut: Star Wars (1977)
Played By: Mark Hamill

Luke Skywalker is a Jedi Master from George Lucas’ Star Wars saga and one of the saga’s principal characters. Son of Anakin Skywalker and Queen Amidala of Naboo, he is the twin brother of Leia Organa. He was born in a medical facility in the asteroid belt of Polis Massa, where his mother was hidden from Vader.

He was raised on the planet Tatooine by his relatives Beru and Owen Lars on a moisture farm. When R2-D2 comes to the Lars farm with his companion C-3PO, Luke’s life changes beyond recognition. Looking for the unruly R2-D2, he meets Ben Kenobi, who introduces him to the Force and gives him the sword of his father, which he took after a duel with Anakin Skywalker (then Darth Vader).

He and Han Solo later leave Tatooine to hand the plans of the Death Star over to the Rebels. Obi-Wan is soon killed, and Luke destroys the station in the Battle of Yavin by piloting an X-wing.

After the Battle of Hoth, he goes to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda. Wanting to save his friends, he interrupts the training and goes to face Darth Vader. During the confrontation, Luke loses his hand and learns that Darth Vader is Anakin Skywalker – his father.

During the battle for Endor, Luke has to face Vader once again. The Emperor, seeing that Luke will not join him, tortures him until Vader, whose love for his son has turned him back to the Light Side, kills Emperor Palpatine by sacrificing his life. Luke takes his body and escapes at the last minute before the Death Star is destroyed.

After the Battle of Endor, Luke decided to train new Jedi Knights to rebuild the Order. One of his students was the son of Leia Organa and Han Solo, Ben. After several years of study, Luke’s nephew rebelled, went to the Dark Side and killed all of Luke’s Padawans, acknowledging Snoke as his new master.

Luke, blaming himself for what had happened, gave up continuing to teach the new Jedi and decided to go into exile. At first, he didn’t want to train Rey, but later decided to take on the task. After Rey left, he wanted to destroy the Tree of Power, but Yoda’s Force Ghost came to his aid and destroyed the tree with lightning. In the last scenes, Luke fights his nephew Kylo Ren, but when it turns out that Luke is just an illusion, the action of the film moves to Ahch-To where the hero dies looking at two suns.

1. Yoda

Was Yoda the Most Powerful Jedi in Star Wars?

Full Name: Yoda
Species: Unknown
Home Planet: Unknown
Lightsaber Color: Green

Debut: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Played By: Frank Oz

Yoda is a Jedi from the Star Wars universe and one of the most recognisable characters of the whole franchise. He is a small, green creature of unknown origin; Yoda’s origin (his home planet and his race) are still one of the biggest mysteries in the Star Wars universe and Lucas never revealed any details that can be considered as canon.

He is a Jedi Grand Master and the leader of the Jedi Council. Yoda is both exceptionally old and exceptionally powerful, so powerful – in fact – that he could easily be given the title of the most powerful Jedi in the movie franchise (we’re not counting the expanded universe because, for one, it is truly enormous for such a brief analysis and, likewise, it changed a lot in the recent years so it’s not always easy to determine what’s canon or not).

Although his forte is the Force – Yoda is by far the most powerful Force user in the series – Yoda is also an excellent Lightsaber user, as demonstrated on several occasions during the movies (specifically during his fights with Count Dooku and Darth Sidious). His Lightsaber skills are surpassed only by his friend and colleague, Mace Windu. Aside from being powerful, Yoda has a lot of other qualities.

He is a great tactician, as demonstrated during the Clone Wars, very knowledgeable (he can even manipulate the Force as to see the future) and very wise, surpassing all other Jedi in those aspects. Yoda was first introduced in the second movie, The Empire Strikes Back (actually Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back), as a “crazy old guy” living in the swamps of Dagobah.

He eventually revealed himself to be the great Jedi Master and taught young Luke Skywalker, before eventually passing away at the age of 900 and becoming a Force Ghost, just like his former friends. His story is further expanded in the prequel trilogy and the expanded universe, while he makes a brief appearance as a Force Ghost in the sequel trilogy, talking to his former Padawan, Luke Skywalker.


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