Throughout the Star Wars movies, there is a lot of strong Jedi who keep the peace in the Galaxy Far, Far Away. With the help of the mysterious Force, they are mostly able to keep the known Sith Lords and their armies in line.
The Jedi, who were inspired by knights and samurai, is the most well-known part of Star Wars. Since 1977, they have been the focus of many schoolyard games.
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In the original trilogy, there were only a few Jedi knights. However, in the prequels and the sequel trilogy, the number of Jedi knights grew. There are many different kinds of Jedi, and they all come from different places.
This makes them an interesting group, especially when they break with tradition and train an unusual apprentice. But some are very strong and are often the main focus of the stories. What makes a Jedi powerful isn’t always the same.
It depends on their knowledge of the force, how good they are with a lightsaber, and how they use their skills. Here is a list of the most powerful Jedi in Star Wars, in order.
Count Dooku is one of the most respected and powerful force users in the galaxy. He used to be a Jedi, but he turned evil and became a Sith. He was a respected member of the Jedi council and Qui-Gon Jinn’s teacher before he turned to the dark side.
Dooku was an expert with a lightsaber and a strong user of the force. As Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi showed, his first real step toward the dark side was when he killed Jedi master Yaddle. Dooku is strong enough to fight not only Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, but also Yoda once he has turned to the dark side.
9) Qui-Gon Jinn
Qui-Gon Jinn is one of the most important Jedi in the Star Wars universe. He was trained by Count Dooku, taught Obi-Wan Kenobi, and was the Jedi master who found Anakin Skywalker.
Even though he died at the hands of Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace, Qui-Gon can come back to life because a Jedi’s power is not just in using a lightsaber but also in knowing how to use the force.
He seems to be the first Force Ghost, and Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi learn this power from him. Qui-Gon Jinn is the best example of what Obi-Wan meant when he said, “Kill me, and I’ll get stronger than you can imagine.”
8) Mace Windu
With the help of his flashy purple lightsaber, Samuel L. Jackson’s character Mace Windu became a fan favorite right away. He was the Master of the Jedi Order until the Battle of Geonosis when he gave the title to Yoda.
Mace Windu led hundreds of Jedi to the Battle of Geonosis and even killed the famous bounty hunter Jango Fett. Windu went with Kit Fisto to arrest Senator Palpatine on that fateful night shown in the underrated Star Wars movie Revenge of the Sith. Remember that great, sad fight?
When Anakin Skywalker turned against him, Mace Windu was about to win. Fans of the galaxy far, far away will always remember and love Windu as the perfect “good guy.”
7) Ben Solo / Kylo Ren
Even though Kylo Ren spends most of his screen time as the feared leader of the First Order, he is really a powerful Jedi. Luke Skywalker was scared by how powerful he was, which shows how powerful he was all along.
Ben turned to the Dark Side, just like his grandfather Anakin, and used his powers to fight against the Jedi. Even though he did all of these bad things, he still deserves this spot because, at the end of his life, he showed he was still good at heart and just needed someone (Rey) to believe it.
6) Rey Skywalker
Rey Skywalker was never an official member of the Jedi Order, which makes her power even more impressive. Rey learned to control her powers in a very short amount of time, even though she had never had any training.
When she asked Luke to train her, he was afraid that she would end up like Ben Solo and didn’t want to help her. But Rey’s determination paid off, and she learned enough to save the dying Jedi Order and give the galaxy hope again.
Rey learned from the people who came before her, but she also made her own way and found the true power of the force within her.
Grogu deserves to be on this list, even though he is cute and hasn’t been in a Star Wars movie yet. In the Disney+ hit The Mandalorian, he uses his powers to save Din Djarin. Grogu’s true powers came out after a short time of training with Luke Skywalker.
He could even match Master Yoda’s, making him not only one of the most powerful Jedi, but also the one with the most potential. Grogu started his Jedi training and did well, even though he didn’t really want to be a Jedi.
His power is still very impressive, and if he doesn’t train, it’s likely to get even better. Now that there will be a third season of The Mandalorian, we can’t wait to see Grogu use his powers to protect those around him and solidify his place in Jedi history.
4) Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader
Anakin Skywalker may be the most important person in all of Star Wars. When he turned to the Dark Side, he set off the Original Trilogy and became a warning and, in some cases, an inspiration for the characters in the Sequels.
But in the Prequel trilogy, he showed over and over again how powerful he was. One example is how he beat Count Dooku, even though he had a robot arm.
Because he never gave up, his tragic destiny to become Darth Vader is probably the most powerful thing he did. By the end of the Original Trilogy, it’s clear that Darth Vader has grown tired of his life.
In a final show of strength, he throws Palpatine into the center of the Death Star while being hit by Force Lightning. Anakin just needed someone to believe in him, and Luke did that until the very end.
3) Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi-Wan Kenobi is quiet and unassuming in A New Hope. He is just an old, strange neighbor of Luke’s on Tatooine. But he went up against Darth Vader himself, which wasn’t the first time, and showed that his age didn’t slow him down. That strength was always there, though.
In the prequels, Obi-Wan is a Jedi with a smooth voice and a strong sense of duty. This is why he is on this list. He was a loyal Padawan who saw his Master die, but instead of giving up, he kept working for a better galaxy.
Obi-Wan fully understood his power after his fight with Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace, and he used it to train Anakin Skywalker as well as he could.
Obi-Wan Kenobi was one of the best Jedi generals during the Clone Wars. He survived Order 66 and even helped save Princess Leia and fight Darth Maul one last time while he was in exile.
2) Luke Skywalker
Even though Luke Skywalker started training with the Jedi late, he did very well and became one of the most powerful Jedi of his time. His humble beginnings made him look like he was not a threat at all, but this was not the case.
When he met Jedi Master Obi-Wan, his desire for adventure was satisfied. In a short amount of time, he learned the way of the Jedi and put his powers to good use.
He never gave in to the Dark Side as much as his father did, and he did a lot of good for the galaxy. He even brought Darth Vader back to the light when many people thought he was lost for good.
In his last moments, Luke showed how strong he was by projecting an image of himself to save the Resistance. This was one of the best things any Jedi ever did.
He took Obi-Wan Kenobi’s advice that there were ways to avoid fighting and Yoda’s advice that a Jedi only uses the force for knowledge and defense, and in the end, Luke Skywalker’s use of the force made him an inspiration all over the galaxy once more.
Luke Skywalker always showed that his strength as a Jedi wasn’t just in his skills, but also in his heart. He fought stormtroopers and saved hundreds of lives.
Yoda is the most powerful of all the Jedi Masters. This shouldn’t be a surprise, since he was the leader of the Jedi Order in the prequels and was respected for his skills in the original trilogy.
Yoda has power that can’t be matched, and Darth Vader and the Imperials were really afraid of him. Some of the other Jedi on this list, like Luke Skywalker, would not have learned anything at all without his help.
Yoda shows Luke Skywalker how powerful he still is by coming back from the dead to teach him a lesson. If Yoda wasn’t in the Star Wars movies, they would look very different, and not in a good way.