Who’s Your Favorite Jedi Master?

The Jedi are a major factor to the Star Wars franchise. They are the superheroes, the good guys, the ones who will stop evil at all costs and inspire hope throughout the galaxy. But they are also flawed and their flaws have led to the drama that is Star Wars.

The dark side and the light are at the middle of this great conflict that has spawned decades of storytelling and the Jedi are the vessels of the Light.

In short, Jedi are awesome.

So, for this week’s Who’s Your Favorite?, I wanted to highlight the Jedi masters in the franchise. Mind you, there have been a lot of Jedi masters, so I will be sticking to the major ones in the films. Enjoy!

Mace Windu

Mace Windu was the leader of the Jedi during the days of the Republic and he was very cool. Still being the only Force-wielder to this day to wield a purple lightsaber, it only makes him that much more special.

Qui-Gon Jinn

Qui-Gon Jinn was the first Jedi master to learn how to become one with the Force in order to help mentor fellow Jedi that would follow his footsteps. He was also super obsessed in prophecies which led to him finding Anakin Skywalker, the supposed “Chosen One” who would save the galaxy.

Qui-Gon’s time was short but his impact was huge as he became a fan-favorite.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Young and old, Obi-Wan Kenobi is undoubtedly one of the greatest Jedi masters of all time. He was a general during the Clone Wars, he trained and taught Anakin Skywalker in the ways of the Force and did a pretty good job too, considering how powerful Anakin became, and he would go on to steer Luke Skywalker on the right path in his eventual destiny of becoming a Jedi like his father before him.

Luke Skywalker

No, Luke Skywalker was not the Jedi master we expected. Instead of being a wise, Yoda/Obi-Wan type of master he was the exact opposite; shunning away Rey’s urging to be taught, spewing doom and gloom about the Jedi and their very-present failures, and hiding away on a secret island while the galaxy metaphorically burned.

It wasn’t pretty, nor was it what fans wanted to see from the Jedi, but it was what Rian Johnson gave us and it was kind of impressive. The fact that he was able to subvert our expectations by giving us a story surrounding the beloved character that we didn’t expect was genius and very well thought out.

Yoda

Yoda was only the second Jedi master to make an appearance in the Star Wars franchise back in 1980 and while the green diminutive alien dressed in ragged robes and living in a murky swamp could’ve been considered ridiculous it wasn’t long before Yoda would become a fan favorite.

Filled with wisdom and power far beyond his size, Yoda has been providing quotable quotes and lovable moments for nearly forty years straight and I can’t wait to see what other fantastic things we can see from the Jedi master in the future.

So, of these Jedi masters on this list, who’s your favorite? For me, I find it very hard to choose because I love all of them so much, but I think my personal favorite is Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Whether we’re talking about his jaded humor or his simply awesome moments, I am a bonafide Kenobi fan (and the fact that we’re getting an Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series in 2021 is even more reason to celebrate!)

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day. May the Force be with you, always.

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