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Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn (right) and Jedi Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi (left) in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.
Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn (right) and Jedi Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi (left) in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.

In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Jedi are members of an ancient and noble monastic order, faintly similar to the military and religious orders that arose during the Crusades. Often believed to be mirrored after the Jesuit Order of Roman Catholic priests who dedicate their lives to education, services and social justice. The Jedi Knights are known for two things: their observance of a religion founded on The Force[1] and their selection and admittance to the order, based upon specific talents that demonstrate that a person has a special link to such Force. The Star Wars universe contains a Galactic Republic, thousands of years old, in which a democratic ruling body, the Galactic Senate, oversees the Republic for the best interests of all the inner states, called Systems. Where or when the public order cannot be imposed through regular means of the law, the Jedi Order assists the Senate, sending their Knights to restore peace, thus acting as a guard corps for the Republic. The Jedi Knights are so effective in this role that the Republic deemed the existence of a standing army unnecessary. One aspect of the Star Wars story centres on a local conflict which escalates, and which the Jedi are unable to contain, eventually bringing with it the need for a Galactic Army. This article is about the series. ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Jedi Knights may refer to: Jedi or Jedi Knights are a group of characters in the fictional Star Wars Universe. ... Image File history File links JediKnights. ... Image File history File links JediKnights. ... Qui-Gon Jinn is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Liam Neeson in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Map of the Star Wars galaxy released by Star Wars Insider The fictional galaxy where the setting of the Star Wars saga occurs is known simply as the Star Wars galaxy while in the canon it is referred as the Galaxy or the Known Galaxy. ... Monasticism (from Greek: monachos — a solitary person) is the religious practice in which one renounces worldly pursuits in order to fully devote ones life to spiritual work. ... The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ... The Galactic Republic is the name of the interplanetary government used in the fictional Star Wars universe prior to the establishment of the Galactic Empire. ...


The Jedi are monks, warriors, handcrafters and philosophers, who devote their lives to the Order. They live in an impressive temple on the capital world of the Republic, Coruscant. Recruited at a very young age, sometimes even as toddlers, the Jedi are devoted to a life of service. Their early life involves training in the use of The Force; this training's purpose is to allow the Jedi to understand the special link each of them has with The Force, and the talents which they consequently derive from it, talents such as telekinesis, precognition and the ability to disguise their presence effectively making themselves invisible. Their training also involves combat techniques, which ultimately entail mastering an exotic weapon, the lightsaber, the signature weapon of the Order. In this regard, the Jedi Knight resembles a Samurai warrior more than a Crusader and, like the Samurai, Jedi have a poor opinion of ranged weapons, such as pistols or rifles, considering them uncivilized resources of battle. Coruscant (pronounced //)[1] is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... This article is about the weapon in Star Wars. ...


The Jedi are intelligent beings, not necessarily human, who have a link to The Force, which is described as an energy field created by life, which casts a power over all matter and energy in the Universe (an entity similar to the Chinese concept of Qi, the "Great Whole of Life"). This bond, and the subsequent training to strengthen it, allows the Jedi to exercise fantastic talents. The Jedi is not a superbeing in the regular sense of the term, as a superhero or a deity, but a being with a connection to a universal channel of energy. Through the use of this channel, the Jedi can perform great feats of speed, reflexes and strength. The Jedi can see into the immediate future, so they appear to have unimaginably quick reflexes. Thus, the Jedi is not a superbeing, but a Force-driven being.


The Force is described as a "something" that, however powerful, cannot escape from a rule of the Universe: there is balance in everything. The Force has two sides: the Light side; and the Dark side. The Jedi Knights exercise the Light side of The Force to perform good. Given that The Force is created by life, it is heavily influenced by the emotions of living beings. The Light side of The Force is fed by heroism, friendship, courage - all positive emotions and feelings. Whereas the Dark Side of The Force is fed by anger, fear, hatred and any negative emotions. Beings attuned with The Force are able to utilize either the Dark or Light side. Though the transition from Light to Dark is not always clear cut. Anakin Skywalker's fall to the Dark side is brought about through love for Padmé Amidala, and his overwhelming urge to protect her. This can translate to fear, since he feared to lose her like he lost his mother. Anakin Skywalker is the central character in the Star Wars franchise. ... Padmé Amidala is a fictional character in George Lucas science fiction saga Star Wars. ...


One of the basics of Jedi training is to learn how to attune with the Light Side of The Force, and to avoid the Dark Side; the Jedi have been so successful in this distinction that, throughout the Star Wars Saga, Jedi frequently express total ignorance of the ways of the Dark Side. It is a motif in the Star Wars Saga that a Jedi expressing curiosity in the ways of the Dark Side is an omen of conflict. The Jedi, being living beings, are affected by negative emotions, and a substantial part of their training involves control of these emotions, and awareness of their inner evil.


The Jedi Order has a nemesis in the Sith Order, an order much more simple in structure but just as old and just as rich in traditions as the Jedi Order. The Sith move within the cracks of society, promoting conflict and chaos. Their resources are secrecy and diversion, but when confronted in the open, they display just as much dexterity in the Jedi Arts as a Jedi Knight. They are also "Force-driven beings", like the Jedi, however the Sith are able to call on both the Light and Dark Sides of the Force, rendering them potentially more dangerous than the Jedi. This ability to use both sides of The Forces makes them convinced that they have more complete abilities, though a side effect arises from this: use of the Dark Side of The Force corrupts the spirit, the mind and the body of anyone who utilities its power. They are characterized by their single-minded lust for power and disdain for sentient life. The Sith once ruled the Galaxy but were thrown out of power, and exiled from the Galaxy, by the Jedi Order. Within the Star Wars universe, the term Sith is used to describe two separate but related groups. ...


The Jedi are members of an Order devoted to public service; they swear allegiance to the Senate and to democracy. The Sith are members of an Order devoted to attain personal benefits from everything; they only swear allegiance to their Masters and to the Sith traditions. The Jedi are trained to control their emotions, in order to maintain focus, and through this focus, to increase their control and abilities with The Force. The Sith are trained to harness strong emotions to increase their abilities with The Force, and thus become passionate beings. The Jedi are trained to use only The Light Side of The Force as the source of their powers.


The members of the Jedi Order fought for peace and justice in the Galactic Republic for 20 000-25 000 years prior to the Battle of Yavin.[2] Many Jedi are central characters in the Star Wars films and additional works, including Yoda, Mace Windu, Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker. Their philosophical rivals and opposites are the Sith.[3] Gari Melchers, Mural of Peace, 1896. ... The Galactic Republic is the name of the interplanetary government used in the fictional Star Wars universe prior to the establishment of the Galactic Empire. ... Combatants Galactic Empire Rebel Alliance Commanders Grand Moff Tarkin † Darth Vader Admiral Motti † General Tagge Chief Bast General Dodonna General Willard Garven Dreis (Red Leader)† John Vander (Gold Leader)† Admiral Ackbar (Supreme Commander of the Rebel Alliance Fleet) Strength TIE Fighters Darth Vaders TIE Advanced Death Star heavy, medium... Yoda is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, who appears in all of the franchises films except for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Windu redirects here. ... Qui-Gon Jinn is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Liam Neeson in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Anakin Skywalker is the central character in the Star Wars franchise. ... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... Within the Star Wars universe, the term Sith is used to describe two separate but related groups. ...

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Force

Main article: Force (Star Wars)
Further information: Force power

In the films, The Force is described as an energy field that is generated by all in the world, surrounding and permeating the gas and all things within. Critics of the films have examined concepts of the Force and the origin of the idea. Dick Staub, author of Christian Wisdom of the Jedi Masters, in an interview with Christianity Today, said he feels "the Lucas story is more theologically attuned with Hinduism". George Lucas states he has been influenced by Christianity as well as Buddhism and other Indian religions in writing the Star Wars saga. Many Christian fans apparently connect the Force with the concept of the Holy Spirit. It also bears a close similarity to the Chinese notion of Qi, said to be an all-pervasive energy that is inherent within the fabric of the Universe. The related Chinese concept of Dao and the Hindu principle of Prana are also comparable. The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, Force powers are the manifestations of a beings connection with the Force. ... Christianity Today is an Evangelical Christian periodical based in Carol Stream, Illinois. ... Hinduism is a religious tradition[1] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... Buddhism is a variety of teachings, sometimes described as a religion[1] or way of life that attempts to identify the causes of human suffering and offer various ways that are claimed to end, or ease suffering. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      In mainstream... For other uses, see QI (disambiguation). ... Look up DAO, Dao, dao in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Prana (, IAST: ) is a Sanskrit word meaning breath and refers to a vital, life-sustaining force of living beings and vital energy in natural processes of the universe. ...


Characters speak of the Force as being subject to control by anyone who is "Force sensitive." An individual who can control the Force commonly manifests paranormal abilities, such as telekinesis, telepathy and precognition. Force-sensitivity is a condition in the fictional Star Wars universe where a life form possesses a natural connection to the Force. ... Paranormal is an umbrella term used to describe a wide variety of reported anomalous phenomena. ... Psychokinesis (literally mind-movement) or PK is the more commonly used term today for what in the past was known as telekinesis (literally distant-movement). It refers to the psi ability to influence the behavior of matter by mental intention (or possibly some other aspect of mental activity) alone. ... Telepathy, from the Greek τῆλε, tele, remote; and πάθεια, patheia, to be effected by, describes the hypothetical transfer of information on thoughts or feelings between individuals by means other than the five classical senses. ... Precognition (from the Latin præ-, “prior to,” + cognitio, “a getting to know”) denotes a form of extra-sensory perception wherein a person is able to perceive information about places or events before they happen through paranormal means. ...


For more information on The Force, see the related article. The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ...


Jedi Code

Becoming a Jedi requires commitment, as Jedi instruction is structured and codified to enforce discipline and hinder transgression. The Jedi Code is portrayed as being the central philosophy and dogma. Several versions exist. By the time of the Clone Wars it included many fairly esoteric prohibitions far removed from the core beliefs of a Jedi, such as a doctrine that training shall only begin in infancy.[4] However, throughout all of these changes there was a central, core part of the code that remained the fundamental belief of a Jedi. For other senses of this word, see dogma (disambiguation). ... A scene from Attack of the Clones depicting the Battle of Geonosis, the first battle of the Clone Wars The Clone Wars (also known as the Clone War) are a series of fictional intragalactic battles in George Lucass science fiction saga Star Wars. ...

There is no emotion; there is peace.
There is no ignorance; there is knowledge.
There is no passion; there is serenity.
There is no death; there is the Force.[5]

The Star Wars roleplaying game supplement "Tales of the Jedi", published by West End Games in 1996, added a fifth line "There is no chaos; there is harmony", falling between the third and fourth lines above. The video game Knights of the Old Republic published in 2003 also featured this five-line version. However, all others before or since, going back to the Code's original form as first presented in the 1980s Star Wars Roleplaying Game have only the four lines above. The Star Wars official website still currently features the four-line version as well[1]. The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ... Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR) is an RPG video game originally for the Microsoft Xbox and later for PCs running Microsoft Windows. ... The Star Wars Roleplaying Game is a roleplaying game set in the Star Wars universe, written by and published by West End Games between 1987 and 1999. ...


The code was the focus of meditations on the Force by the Jedi Master Odan-Urr, a veteran of The Great Hyperspace War.[6] For other senses of this word, see Meditation (disambiguation). ... This article is about Ancient & Legendary Jedi from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe, which existed roughly between 4000 BBY and shortly around the time of the events of the Star Wars prequel trilogy. ... Tales of the Jedi is a series of comic books that are part of the Expanded Universe of Star Wars. ...


During the restructuring of the Jedi Order by the now Jedi Grand Master Luke Skywalker, a new code was established for easier interpretation for the newer generation of Jedi. The code retained the same core beliefs as the millennia old code, rewritten for better understanding.

Jedi are the guardians of peace in the galaxy.
Jedi use their powers to defend and protect, never to attack others.
Jedi respect all life, in any form.
Jedi serve others rather than ruling over them, for the good of the galaxy.
Jedi seek to improve themselves through knowledge and training.

Structure of the Order

There is a well-developed hierarchy of ranks, listed below.


Jedi ranks

Members of the order progressed through four to six tiers of rank, sometimes referred to as levels.

  • Jedi Youngling : An unofficial title, this refers to a child with Force potential. (Also referred to as "Jedi Hopeful.") More accurately, Youngling is Galactic Basic slang for children of any sort. At a very young age, the Jedi initiates leave their homes and are assigned to a group for training. If a youngling is not chosen by any Jedi Knight or higher ranking Jedi to be their padawan apprentice by 13 years of age, the youngling is placed into another, lesser role in the Jedi Service Corps. Depending on where the student's talents lay, this may be the Agricultural Corps, the Medical Corps, or the Exploration Corps. A youngling is given a training lightsaber, less powerful than an ordinary one. It is revealed in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones that the children train in small groups under the guidance of a teacher, such as Yoda, before their master is chosen and they become a padawan. [6]
  • Jedi Padawan: An apprentice that undergoes intensive one-on-one training under a Jedi Knight or Jedi Master after graduating from the academy. As tradition a Padawan of any species with hair grows a long strand of braided hair that is finally cut off during the ceremony of knighthood, when a Padawan becomes a Jedi Knight. A Jedi may have only one apprentice at a time, and is required to promote the current apprentice before taking another. However, this idea was scrapped in a way by Luke Skywalker due to the severe shortage in actual Jedi, as mentioned in Jedi Academy.
  • Jedi Knight: Disciplined, experienced Jedi may become full-fledged Jedi Knights once they have completed "the trials", which are usually intensified tests, physical and otherwise, of candidates' skills, knowledge and dedication. The known trials are, but aren't limited to: the Trial of Flesh, the Trial of Courage, the Trial of Skill and the Trial of Self (also known as "facing the mirror"). Master Yoda gave his apprentice Luke Skywalker the trial of confronting Darth Vader for a second time in order to become a full-fledged Jedi. Occasionally, performing an extraordinary (usually heroic) act can earn a Padawan learner Jedi Knight status, such as when Obi-Wan Kenobi, toward the end of his training, defeated the Sith Apprentice Darth Maul during the Battle of Naboo. Jedi Knight is the most common rank of Jedi, hence, the title is also used, mostly by non-Jedi, to refer to any member of the order that has at least met the compulsory requirements of the Jedi Council. Becoming a Jedi takes the utmost strength of mind, knowledge of the Force, and skill with a lightsaber.
  • Jedi Master: A Jedi Knight may become a Master after successfully training a Padawan learner to Knight status. Though this is the most common manner, it is not always the case. If the council sees that a Jedi Knight has become more powerful and has gained more knowledge and discipline in the Force, then they can be nominated by one or more council members to take the trials again. But this time, the trials will be more difficult. It should also be said that most Jedi Masters, like Qui-Gon Jinn and his Master Dooku, never become members of the Council, as it is not a requirement to be a Master. The rank can also be achieved through the performance of extraordinary deeds or self-proclamation, though it is extremely rare.
  • Jedi Council Member: When a Jedi Council Member vacates their seat, the council looks for an exceptional Jedi Master to fill the empty position. Presiding Council members elect prospective candidates when openings become available. In some texts, the Council has a few Knights in its membership (such as Anakin Skywalker) "to give a different perspective"; however, most references were removed in preparation for Revenge of the Sith, as Anakin's position on the council, but lack of promotion to Master, was a point of contention, as it was at the request of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. While there are no explicit ranks among the Jedi Council (as it is, at least theoretically, a conclave of equals), there are clear centers of authority. According to the Dorling Kindersley guide to Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, some members were permanent, or lifetime, members, while the rest served limited terms, after which they stepped down and another member would be elected to the Jedi council.
  • Jedi Grand Master / Supreme Master / High Master: Formally Grand Master of the Jedi Order, only the highest-ranking Jedi Masters took the title. The title of Grand Master/Supreme Master is merely a theoretical title given by Jedi Masters to a certain Master who has been most wise among other masters in the council, as with master Yoda. Also as observed in the New Jedi Order when they appointed Luke Skywalker a Jedi Grand Master as he was the last Jedi taught by Obi-wan Kenobi and Master Yoda, the last members of the Old Council. The Jedi Grand Master/Supreme Master does not enjoy any higher privilege than any council members because the council members also have a vote in any issues presented by the council. The Grand Master was apparently the "first among equals" of the Jedi High Council, or the later Masters' Council. Nomi Sunrider, Yoda, and Luke Skywalker were Grand Masters.

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Lost Twenty

The "Lost Twenty" is a phrase that refers to the number of Jedi Masters who have voluntarily renounced their commission in the Jedi Order over ideological differences.[7] Count Dooku is one of these, the most recent at the time of Attack of the Clones. The Jedi Order keeps busts of the Lost Twenty in the Jedi Archives, apparently as an acknowledgment that the Order is imperfect and cannot satisfy all needs. The only other known member of the Lost is Phanius, who would later be known as Darth Ruin. Another member could be the Jedi Exile as she voluntarily accepted the exile she was given, though it is unknown what rank she held in the Jedi Order at that time. It is possible that she was even a council member because during her trial, there was an empty seat in the council chambers. The Jedi are a fictional monastic peacekeeping organization from the Star Wars saga. ... Count Dooku, also known as Darth Tyranus, is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe and Palpatines apprentice. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This list is about minor Sith characters (both Dark Lords of the Sith and regular Sith Lords) from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... The Jedi Exile (canonical name unknown; also called General by Bao-Dur) is the main character in the PC/Xbox videogame title Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. ...


Leaving the Jedi Order does not inherently make one a Dark Jedi or Sith. However, without the guiding influence of the Jedi Council and their fellow Knights, some members of the Lost Twenty, like Phanius and Dooku, have fallen to the dark side of the Force. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Within the Star Wars universe, the term Sith is used to describe two separate but related groups. ...


After falling to the dark side, Anakin Skywalker considered himself the Lost Twenty-First, but this was nothing more than hubris, as he was never granted the rank of Jedi Master and the concept of the Lost was abandoned during the Clone Wars.


Chosen One

In Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace reference is made to the "Chosen One", a prophecy of a person who is "to bring balance to the Force". This prophecy was interpreted by many Jedi to mean that he would destroy the Sith. Qui-Gon Jinn believed that young Anakin Skywalker was that person when he discovered him on Tatooine in The Phantom Menace, because of Anakin's exceptionally high midi-chlorian count even higher than Master Yoda (as stated in Episode I) and the fact that he was a virgin birth. The prophecy had suggested the Chosen One would be conceived as a result of midichlorian activity alone, and Shmi Skywalker in speaking about Anakin said "There was no father." George Lucas clarified on the Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith documentary DVD that Anakin Skywalker (aka Darth Vader) is the Chosen One; Lucas affirms that the dark side represents imbalance, stating that, although Anakin turns to the dark side, he does eventually destroy the Sith (by killing Emperor Palpatine, and then dying himself), thus fulfilling the Prophecy that he would bring balance to the Force. Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... Anakin Skywalker is the central character in the Star Wars franchise. ... Within the Star Wars universe, the term Sith is used to describe two separate but related groups. ... Qui-Gon Jinn is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Liam Neeson in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Anakin Skywalker is the central character in the Star Wars franchise. ... In George Lucass Star Wars saga, Tatooine is the home planet of the Skywalker family and Ben Kenobi, the setting for much of the action in the sagas films (as well as several of the novels and other pieces of written fiction) and one of the most iconic... Midi-clorians are mysterious organisms in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... For the religious belief, see Virgin Birth of Jesus. ... Shmi Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portayed by Pernilla August. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... Palpatine, (84 BBY - 4 ABY, spirit destroyed 11 ABY) is a fictional character of the Star Wars universe. ... For other uses, see Prophecy (disambiguation). ...


Political organization

In the time of Episodes I-III there is a central political entity called the Jedi Council, a gathering of great minds which acts as a governing body for the order and an advisory board for the Old Republic Senate. The Jedi Council could only have twelve members at a time. The Jedi Council decides the fate of Anakin Skywalker The Jedi High Council is an institution from the Star Wars series of films. ... A board of governors is usually the governing board of a public entity. ...


Among other tasks, the Jedi were eventually responsible for law enforcement and peacekeeping in the Galactic Republic. At the time of the Clone Wars, in the twilight years of the Galactic Republic and during the time of The Mandalorian War (and in the Sith War that followed), they would act as generals, soldiers and advisers in the conflict. The Galactic Republic is the name of the interplanetary government used in the fictional Star Wars universe prior to the establishment of the Galactic Empire. ... The Galactic Republic is the name of the interplanetary government used in the fictional Star Wars universe prior to the establishment of the Galactic Empire. ...


Lightsaber

Main article: Lightsaber
Further information: Lightsaber combat

The traditional weapon of the Jedi is the lightsaber which, in the hands of a skilled wielder, could be more than a match for most opponents, even those that are armed with ranged weapons. A skilled lightsaber practitioner can deflect shots from blasters and even target the attacker. A typical lightsaber consists of a 30 cm-long metallic rod base that emits a blade-shaped field of energy. To be able to use a lightsaber is an example of incredible skill and confidence, dexterity and attunement to The Force. Lightsaber colors include green, blue, yellow, orange, red, silver, and purple (a personal preference on the part of actor Samuel L. Jackson who played Windu). In Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, it is possible to obtain other color crystals, such as cyan, viridian, and bronze. But by the rise of the Galactic Empire, most lightsaber crystal caves that gave the colors other than blue and green were destroyed. A common task for the Jedi is to construct their own lightsaber, after collecting special crystals which form the core of the lightsaber. The construction of a lightsaber is considered a milestone on the path to Jedi Knighthood, and takes on a heavily symbolic meaning. While many lightsabers appear similar at first glance, closer inspection reveals many differences. Because each Jedi personally constructs his or her own weapon, no two lightsabers are the same. However, some Padawan learners build their lightsabers to resemble those of their Masters as a sign of respect. This article is about the weapon in Star Wars. ... Lightsaber combat describes the fictional fighting styles employed by Jedi and Sith characters in the Star Wars multi-media franchise. ... A tradition is a story or a custom that is memorized and passed down from generation to generation, originally without the need for a writing system. ... This article is about the weapon in Star Wars. ... A period illustration of the Battle of Crécy. ... A directed-energy weapon (DEW) is a type of weapon which emits energy in an aimed direction without the means of a projectile. ... Samuel Jackson redirects here. ... The Galactic Empire is one of the main factions in the Star Wars universe. ...


The lightsaber's beam is made of pure energy which can cut through almost anything, except the beam of another lightsaber or some rare materials, the most notable of which is Cortosis, a force-resistant ore found deep within asteroid belts along the Outer Rim. Cortosis, once refined, could be bonded with other metals when both were melted, creating an alloy that couldn't be cut by a lightsaber. Cortosis was readily available during the era of the Old Republic, as evidenced in the multitude of weapons and armor that have been imbued by a Cortosis weave. The secret to refining Cortosis, however, was lost during the Great Jedi Purge. The lightsaber is not just a single-bladed weapon, and not only wielded by Jedi. Some Jedi have used two single-bladed lightsabers, and some use double-bladed lightsabers as well. Though not as well known as the other forms of lightsabers there is also a light whip that is a combination of lightsaber and a cat of ninetails as read in the The Legacy of The Force, and, though considered extremely difficult to construct, lightsabers with multi-length blades are known to have been created by a student in the Jedi Academy. Cortosis is a rare mineral from the Star Wars Expanded universe. ... Form of Government Federal Republic--Unicameral--Parliamentary Official language Basic Capital Coruscant Judicial Branch Supreme Court Legislative and Executive Branch Galactic Senate Senate Chair and Head of State Supreme Chancellor Assistant Senate Head Vice Chair Establishment 25,000 BBY Reorganization into the Galactic Empire 19 BBY Re-establishment 5 ABY... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The logo for the Legacy of the Force Era The Legacy of the Force is a series of nine science fiction novels set in the Star Wars fictional universe from 40 ABY to an unspecified time. ...


One important note about lightsaber wounds is that they rarely bleed profusely, even when a limb has been severed. The energy blade cauterizes the wound as it passes, and thus even a severe wound does not tend to bleed heavily. An exception to this was in A New Hope when Obi-Wan Kenobi cut off the arm of an alien in a cantina, and the arm was shown with blood on the ground; though the nature of the alien species' biological processes is not known and could provide for the discrepancy in the incident. This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... A biological process is a process of a living organism. ...


Younglings' training lightsabers cause much less damage on contact in case they make a mistake. While the blade won't cut through things nearly as easily as a typical lightsaber would, the injuries it inflicts can still be fatal.


Dark Side of the Force

See also: Force (Star Wars)#Sith code

The power of the Force does not come without a price, for with these abilities come great temptation to misuse them, and emotions such as hate, anger, and fear can cause a Jedi to be overcome by the dark side of the Force. The dark side is the easier path and at first can seem more powerful. In the words of Yoda, it is not actually more powerful, but only quicker and easier to learn, and thus more seductive. When one turns to the dark side, there is little hope of recovery. Very few Jedi have broken from the dark side. Those who have include: Ulic Qel-Droma, after killing his brother, Cay, in a duel; Anakin Skywalker, when he killed Palpatine to save his son; Kyle Katarn, after a duel with Mara Jade in Mysteries of the Sith during which Mara Jade put her lightsaber away and refused to fight Kyle; Darth Revan, who lost his memory and was given a new identity by the Jedi Order, if the player follows the light side (which is traditionally considered canon); Bastila Shan, who was brought back to the light when the reformed Revan professed his love for her in the video game Knights of the Old Republic; minor characters such as Visas Marr, Juhani, and Yuthura Ban can be brought back to the light side of the Force by the player's actions in KOTOR; Kyp Durron is also brought back from the dark side after being persuaded by Luke Skywalker after falling to the Force phantom of Exar Kun in "Champions of the Force"; and in Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, the character Rosh Penin turns back from the dark side. Further in an effort to complete his training Luke Skywalker turns to the dark side and follows the clone of Palpatine. The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ... Ulic Qel-Droma was an ancient Jedi who lived 4000 years before Star Wars Episode IV. He was born on Alderaan. ... Anakin Skywalker is the central character in the Star Wars franchise. ... Palpatine is a fictional character in George Lucas science fiction saga Star Wars. ... Kyle Katarn is a character in the fictional Star Wars universe, the protagonist of the video game Star Wars: Dark Forces and its sequels. ... Mara Jade Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith (aka MoTS) is the expansion pack for the first person shooter Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II. It was released January 31, 1998. ... Darth Revan (pronounced //) was a fallen Jedi and Dark Lord of the Sith in the Star Wars universe. ... Bastila Shan is a fictional character from the 2003 video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. ... Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR) is an RPG video game originally for the Microsoft Xbox and later for PCs running Microsoft Windows. ... Visas Marr (born 3,976 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. ... Juhani is a Jedi character from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. ... This article is about the city of Kotor. ... Kyp (Zeth) Durron is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... Exar Kun, Dark Lord of the Sith is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Champions of the Force is the third book in the Jedi Academy trilogy by Kevin J. Anderson and part of the Star Wars expanded universe. ... Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is a Star Wars first-person shooter computer game released in September 2003. ... Rosh Penin is a character in the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ...


The consequences of a Jedi falling to the dark side of the Force are quite costly, not only for the fallen individual, but for many others as well. Such Jedi are normally referred to as Dark Jedi. Dark Jedi and the Sith are often confused as one and the same but are two entirely different entities. Dark Jedi study both the light and dark sides of the Force and for whatever reason have chosen to use both, yet have not sworn allegiance to the Sith (and sometimes actively hate the Sith). However many Dark Jedi do become members of the Sith Order or at least allies. Sith normally use red lightsabers, but Dark Jedi may use any color for their lightsabers although they often favor red. This was demonstrated by the seven Dark Jedi in Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Within the Star Wars universe, the term Sith is used to describe two separate but related groups. ... Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (aka JK) is a first person shooter computer game released September 30, 1997, by LucasArts. ...


These ideas are generally accepted as canon, but various groups of Jedi and Sith have presented different opinions on the dark side. At times, the dark side of the Force is cast as an insidious force that corrupts a tangible duality to the Force. And yet, it is at times portrayed as simply a seductive path that may be chosen, a way of using or experiencing The Force. Within the greater collective of the 'Expanded Universe' of Star Wars, and the gray areas of canon, the dark side is revealed to be an illusion or belief, a false concept. In this view, there is no true "Dark Side" only the "dark side" inside each person, there is only the Force, and how those aware of it perceive it.


Equipment

The Jedi dress in simple robes and carry specialized field gear for their missions. Their utility belts usually consist of their lightsaber, survival rations in the form of capsules, a Hush-98 comlink, a holoprojector, particularly an imagecaster, a holomap, and an A99 aquata breather. For reconnaissance missions, they employ Jedi starfighters (the Delta-7). As the Clone Wars progressed, the Jedi, in command of the Republic Clone Army, were given Eta-2 Actis Interceptors. The Eta-2s were starfighters used as field command vessels in addition to the Delta-7s. Whats so special about it? Batmans Utility Belt is his most important asset, much like Wonder Womans Lasso of Truth, or Green Lanterns Ring. ... This article is about the weapon in Star Wars. ... Obi-Wan Kenobi evades Jango Fett in his Aethersprite The Delta-7 Aethersprite Interceptor is a fictional starfighter from the Star Wars saga. ... The initial battle of the Clone Wars: The Battle of Geonosis In the fictional Star Wars saga, the Clone Wars, (also known as the Clone War) were a series of intragalactic battles in the Star Wars galaxy that took place from 22 BBY to 19 BBY. The Clone Wars were...


History

Early History

The Jedi Order formed circa 20,000 BBY, concurrently with the Galactic Republic. At some point in their early history, several Jedi were corrupted by the Dark Side of the Force and were exiled from the order. These exiles eventually formed the Sith Empire. BBY (Star Wars) redirects here. ...


Sith Wars

After discovering, and destroying, the original Sith Empire, the Jedi would come into conflicts with various incarnations of the Sith Order for the succeeding centuries.


Nearly four thousand years before time period depicted in the films, an unknown Sith faction would manipulate the Mandalorians, a warrior race who sought glory in battle, into attacking the Republic. The Jedi Council was reluctant to enter the conflict, sensing that a dark presence was manipulating the conflict. Eventually, several Padawans, horrified by the atrocities the Mandalorians were committing, joined the conflict against their masters' wishes. They defeated the Mandalorians, but were eventually corrupted by Sith teachings, and eventually became Sith themselves. Led by Darth Revan, and later his apprentice, Darth Malak, they challenged the Jedi and the Republic. Though the Jedi emerged victorious, barely a hundred remained. Despite being hunted to near extinction, they managed to wipe out the stragglers of Malak's empire, and spent the next several decades rebuilding. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 2000 BBY, a new version of the Sith Order was formed by Darth Ruin, and eventually succeeded in taking over a sizable portion of the Galaxy. However, this was a far less cohesive organization than the Sith Order of Revan and Malak, plagued by internal conflicts and power struggles. The Jedi were able to exploit this weakness, and by 1000 BBY, they believed the Sith to be extinct. BBY (Star Wars) redirects here. ...


Age of Peace and Decline

With the Sith thought destroyed, and the Mandalorians no longer a galaxy wide threat, the Republic demiliatarized, and the Jedi became its sole peacekeepers. During this time period, their connection to the Force began to diminish. The exact reason for this is unknown, but the Sith Wars saw the destruction of several Jedi praxeums, and consequently, the loss of valuable knowledge. Some feared that this weakness would cause the Order's enemies to multiply. It is during this time period that the prophecy of the Chosen One began to circulate, though many within the Council dismissed it as a legend. The Jedi of this era were also less tolerant of those who questioned their teachings than the Jedi of the Sith Wars, as evidenced by their branding of the Potentium philosophy (a belief that the Force was inherently good, but could be twisted by those those used it) as heresy. However, Qui-Gon Jinn was respected by the council of this era despite his status as a Gray Jedi.


Jedi-Sith Conflict Resumes

In 32 BBY, the presence of the Sith once again became known to the Jedi. Two Sith Lords, the master Darth Sidious, and the apprentice Darth Maul, supported the blockade of Naboo. After Darth Maul was killed, the Jedi knew that somewhere in the galaxy there was still one member of the Sith active, but they were unaware of the identity of Sidious. During the next ten years, former Jedi Count Dooku fell to the dark side and became the new apprentice, as Darth Tyranus. Tyranus selected a bounty hunter, Jango Fett, as the template for a clone army he ordered for the Galactic Republic, using the influence of his friend and fellow discontent Jedi, Sifo-Dyas. Later, with the assistance of the Trade Federation, he rallied as many star systems as he could to create the Confederacy of Independent Systems, and gathered an enormous army of droids. Tyranus and Sidious, through political machinations and exploitation, engineered the Clone Wars. BBY (Star Wars) redirects here. ... Palpatine is a fictional character in George Lucas science fiction saga Star Wars. ... Darth Maul is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Count Dooku, also known as Darth Tyranus, is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe and Palpatines apprentice. ... Count Dooku (102 - 19 BBY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... For other uses, see Bounty hunter (disambiguation). ... Jango redirects here. ... For the cloning of human beings, see human cloning. ... - Senator Palpatine Form of Government Federal Republic Official language Basic Capital Coruscant Head of Government Chancellor Establishment c. ... The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline for Fiction. ... The Trade Federation is a fictional organization that exists in the Star Wars universe at the time of the Galactic Republic. ... Alternative meanings: Droids (cartoon) A droid is a robot, specifically the intelligent robots in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


At approximately the same time toward the end of the Clone Wars, the Jedi discovered that Chancellor Palpatine was in fact Darth Sidious, and Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker succumbed to the dark side. Anakin became known as Darth Vader, Sidious's latest apprentice. During a battle with his former master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin suffered serious injuries, including the loss of his legs and one arm and terrible burns from fire and lava. After the fight, the majority of Anakin's body had to be replaced with mechanical implants, including a breathing apparatus to keep him alive. Supreme Chancellor (usually just Chancellor) is the title of the Head of State of the Galactic Republic of the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Palpatine is a fictional character in George Lucas science fiction saga Star Wars. ... Anakin Skywalker is the central character in the Star Wars franchise. ... For information on this characters appearance in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, see Anakin Skywalker. ... Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ...


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Dark Times and the Empire, Return of the Jedi

At the onset of the Galactic Civil War, the Jedi were almost completely wiped out through the actions of followers of the dark side, led by Palpatine (now Emperor) and Darth Vader. Vader led the Great Jedi Purge, wiping out nearly all of his former fellow Jedi. Obi Wan Kenobi (Anakin's own teacher), and Yoda were among the survivors featured in the original trilogy. The Jedi archives, found in the ruins of the Jedi Temple, indicate that a few other Jedi also survived the purge. Other survivors include Anakin's former rival Ferus Olin (but he left the Jedi Order after a mission), Empatojayos Brand, Vima Da Boda, Quinlan Vos, and Vergere; none, except Vos briefly mentioned by Obi Wan Kenobi in Episode III, are referenced in the movies. Also, in the Star Wars game "Galactic Battlegrounds" the protagonists are aided by a Jedi named Echuu Shen Jon, who claims to have survived the purge. The Galactic Civil War is a fictional war from the Star Wars galaxy. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... General Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi (57 - 0 BBY) was a Jedi Master, of legendary status, in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Yoda is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, who appears in all of the franchises films except for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... // Xiaan Amersu was once the apprentice of Anx Jedi Master, JMikel. ... Vima Da Boda was a Jedi Master. ... Quinlan Vos is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, featured primarily in the Star Wars: Republic comics book series. ... // Xiaan Amersu was once the apprentice of Anx Jedi Master, JMikel. ...


The novels written after the original trilogy indicate that the Empire took steps to exterminate the Jedi family members and supporters as well as the Jedi themselves. Corran Horn's grandfather was a Corellian Jedi named Nejaa Halcyon, who had died in the Clone Wars. Halcyon's friend Rostek Horn married Halcyon's wife, adopted Corran's father Valin "Hal" Horn, and altered the records concerning the Halcyon family. He did this to protect Hal and his mother from the Empire's Jedi hunters. Hal kept the knowledge of Corran's true grandfather from him, because revealing that knowledge would have made Corran a target as well. As a result, Corran only learned of his true heritage when Luke Skywalker discovered his past, and shared that discovery with Corran.


The Emperor also trained a number of "Hands," or those who had the potential to use the Force as his personal agents. Through the Force, he was able to relay orders to these agents. Mara Jade was one of his Hands. She had been discovered to be Force sensitive at a young age, and was taken by the Emperor for training. It has also been suggested that these "Hands" had little power on their own, being artificially "boosted" by the Emperor's own power, as an extension of his will. Upon his death, Mara found her own power greatly reduced, having to re-learn the ways of the Force through training. That the Emperor could extend his will to empower others under his control was also demonstrated in his formation of the Dark Side Elite. The actions of Luke Skywalker and his relationship with the Force were a principal plot device in the films. As a sign of how desperate things had become, Luke was taken into the Jedi fold as a young adult as opposed to during infancy, or even childhood (as Anakin had been). The period of his training was also amazingly short, by necessity. Mara Jade Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... A plot device is an element introduced into a story to solely to advance or resolve the plot of the story. ... The general term Young adult refers to different age groups based on context: In popular usage, young adult is a euphemism for an adolescent. ...


After the Galactic Civil War

In the novels set after the Galactic Civil War, Luke's main task was to reestablish the Jedi Order by training a new generation of Jedi Knights. It was not an easy task. Because the Emperor had wished to completely destroy the order, almost all information concerning the Jedi had been destroyed. Only a few histories remained, and they were propaganda pieces used to paint the Jedi in an unfavorable light. Almost all the material on instructing Jedi was also eliminated, save a few documents on how to turn potential Jedi to the dark side of the Force. 1967 Chinese propaganda poster from the Cultural Revolution. ...


Four years after the death of the Emperor at Endor, Luke discovered an ancient relic: the wreck of the Chu'unthor on the planet Dathomir. The Chu'unthor was a starship that had served as a mobile Jedi academy. Dathomir was the home of Force sensitive "Witches," who were the descendants of a fallen Jedi banished to that world. Master Yoda had left the instruction materials from the ship behind with the rest of the ship. Four hundred years later, after defeating the Witches that had experimented in the dark side, one of the natives gave Luke the instruction materials that she had kept safely since the time of the crash. Due to Luke's lack of knowledge with the old ways of the Jedi Order, the new generation of Jedi were very unorthodox. He established an academy in order to teach the way of the Jedi to others. The academy was established in the old temples on Yavin 4, which the Rebels had used as a base until after the Battle of Yavin. This new academy used a system very different from the "one student, one master" system used by the old order. The new order also differed from the old in that Luke allowed his students to have personal possessions and had no rule against a Jedi having emotional attachments to friends and family, which had been forbidden by the old order. Accepted students were also taken into the order at a much older age than had been the case previously. Most members were already well into adulthood before they began training. In the fictional universe of Star Wars, the forest moon of Endor is a moon which is home to the Ewoks and above which the second Death Star was constructed in Return of the Jedi. ... The Chuunthor is a fictional starship in the Star Wars universe. ... The Jedi Academy is a fictional training establishment in the Star Wars universe. ... Yavin 4 is one of the many moons of the gas planet Yavin in the Star Wars universe. ... Combatants Galactic Empire Rebel Alliance Commanders Grand Moff Tarkin † Darth Vader Admiral Motti † General Tagge Chief Bast General Dodonna General Willard Garven Dreis (Red Leader)† John Vander (Gold Leader)† Admiral Ackbar (Supreme Commander of the Rebel Alliance Fleet) Strength TIE Fighters Darth Vaders TIE Advanced Death Star heavy, medium...


What Luke did not know was that Yavin 4 had once been a base for the Sith Lord Exar Kun during the Great Sith War. He was unaware that Kun's spirit had been trapped in the temples all that time. As a result, Kun was able to influence three of Luke's students. The first, Gantoris, under the tutelage of Exar Kun, secretly constructed a multi-jeweled lightsaber before being killed by the dark lord's spirit. The second student, Kyp Durron, eventually fell to the dark side for a time while under Kun's influence. Kyp's actions resulted with the destruction of several star systems by the Sun Crusher. Eventually, the students at the academy were able to destroy Kun's spirit. Freed of Kun's influence, Kyp surrendered, returned to the light side of the Force, and became one of the first new Jedi Masters. The final student was Streen, an old hermit from Bespin, who was gifted with the power to control the winds. Streen created a whirlwind in an attempt to kill Master Skywalker, under the impression that he was fighting the "Dark Man." Exar Kun, Dark Lord of the Sith is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Tales of the Jedi is a series of comic books that are part of the Expanded Universe of Star Wars. ... For the PC game: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy The Jedi Academy is a fictional training establishment in the Star Wars universe. ... Exar Kun, Dark Lord of the Sith is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Kyp (Zeth) Durron is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Diagram of the Sun Crusher The Sun Crusher is a prototype superweapon from the Star Wars universe. ... Streen is a character from the Star Wars storyline. ...


Luke eventually turned the academy into a center that would provide basic training for potential Jedi. He began pairing Jedi who had gone through that training with a more experienced Jedi, much like the master/apprentice system used in the old order. U.S. Army recruits learn about bayonet fighting skills in an infantry Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. ...


New Jedi Order

The New Jedi Order grew slowly but steadily. Some Jedi from the first class Luke taught - such as Kyp Durron - became Jedi Masters. The order eventually became large enough that Luke Skywalker considered reinstating the Jedi Council. However, an extragalactic alien species, the Yuuzhan Vong, invaded the galaxy. The war had lasted 5 years, and the results were severe. An estimated 365 trillion sentients had perished in the invasion. Many Jedi fell while fighting this new threat, but the order did survive the war and continued to grow in strength. One of the Jedi casualties of this war was Anakin Solo, the youngest son of Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo, Luke's nephew. Before his death, it was widely felt that Anakin would eventually become one of the greatest Jedi of his generation, and that he would eventually take Luke's place. Since Anakin's death, it has been assumed that Luke Skywalker's son, Ben Skywalker, has the most Force potential of any living being. With the formation of the New Republic, a new Jedi Council was formed, which sat in Coruscant in the old Jedi Temple. Jedi "centres" within the galaxy, were also created, such as the Yavin Temples and the Corellia Jedi Tower. Though new Jedi recruits could vary in age from very young to very old and were initially taught in large groups, as the order grew, one master-one padawan teaching was not uncommon. The principles of the order remained the same; to strive for good and follow the will of the Force. However, the restrictive nature of the old Order, which had itself aided the rise of the dark side, was stripped away and the new Jedi Code allowed for Jedi to have some links with their family. Jedi Master Skywalker quoted Yoda in saying that the loving nurturing of a family was just as good as the peaceful surroundings in the Jedi temple. The Yuuzhan Vong are a race of sentient beings from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe that rise as a threat to the New Republic in the New Jedi Order series of novels. ... Anakin Solo (10 ABY – 27 ABY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the youngest child born to Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo, and the brother to elder twin siblings, Jaina, and Jacen. ... Han Solo is a character in the Star Wars universe. ... Her Royal Highness, Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan (born in 19 BBY), born Leia Amidala Skywalker, is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe played by Aiden Barton in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, actress Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episodes IV-VI, and by Ann... This article is about minor characters in the fictional Star Wars universe, who do not fit into any other category. ...


In recent novels, after the war with the Yuuzhan Vong was over, Luke realized that the order would have to further adapt in order to survive. His experiences had led him to believe that the Force was not rigidly divided into a light and a dark side. Strong emotions, including anger, were not intrinsically evil - instead it was the intentions of the Force user that mattered the most. Luke came to believe that nearly everyone, regardless of their heritage, had some ability to touch and use the Force. He also felt that individual Jedi (and other Force users) would need to discover their own paths: that some could be called to contemplative life, while others would feel a need to take a more active role in galactic affairs, like the old-style Jedi. Romance should be allowed, and Jedi would not be forced to live lives of denial, in order to prevent the sort of trauma that his father suffered. Because the Jedi had no single goal, he felt the Jedi Order as a whole should remain carefully aloof of its allegiance to the Galactic Alliance or any succeeding government. Many of Luke's realizations would have been considered heresy during the time of the original Jedi Order. Thus, some fans have speculated that Luke's innovations actually constitute the end of the Jedi Order and a "de facto" victory for the Sith and their ideology.


Dark Nest

After the war with the Yuuzhan Vong, a call was heard through the Force calling the surviving members of the mission to Myrkr to meet with Raynar Thul. The members who were still alive answered the call, except for Tenel Ka who was too busy ruling the Hapes Consortium. When the Myrkr strike team was found to be missing, Luke, Han, Leia, Mara, and Saba Sebatyne went to investigate. Raynar Thul had become the leader of the Killiks who were the original species on Alderaan. All of the strike team members except Jaina Solo and Zekk returned to the Galactic Alliance. The Yuuzhan Vong are a race of sentient beings from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe that rise as a threat to the New Republic in the New Jedi Order series of novels. ... In the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe, Saba Sabatyne is a friend of Jacen Solo and was with him on Zonama Sekot during the end of the Yuuzhan Vong War. ... Raynar Thul (b. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, Alderaan is the home of Princess Leia, Bail Organa and also, in 4000 BBY, Ulic Qel Droma who fought in the Great Sith War. ... Jaina Solo II (b. ... He is cool. ... The Galactic Federation of Free Alliances is a fictional government from the Star Wars novel series, more commonly called the Galactic Alliance for short. ...


The Jedi discovered that the Killik's uncharacteristically aggressive actions were driven by another survivor of the Myrkr mission. The Jedi barely managed to stop a war from breaking out between the Alliance and the Killiks. Leia announced that she wished to finally take up the Skywalker legacy and become a Jedi like her brother and father before her. After Luke killed the being they thought was leading the Dark Nest and he saw that person had become a bug-human hybrid he realized that the dark side was very much real and personally recanted his Gray Jedi views. The Jedi then realized the Dark Nest was being controlled by Lomi Plo. She had gone to the dark side and been controlling the Killiks as the Hive's unconscious. The cover of The Joiner King, the first novel of the series. ... Lomi Plo was a Nightsister. ...


Months later tensions once again arose between the Chiss and the Killiks. The Jedi went to negotiate with the Killiks and Raynar took Luke and Han hostage to be certain that the Alliance wouldn't betray him. While Luke was gone the Jedi Order fell into chaos with Corran Horn the state appointed leader while Luke was absent. Once Luke decided to free Han and himself from prison he heard about the state of the Jedi and felt doubt. This lead to Lomi Plo being able to defeat him as she was able to use any doubt to cloak herself. In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Chiss are a humanoid species with pale blue skin, blue-black hair and glowing red eyes. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...


In order to counter the behavior of the Council in his absence Luke attempted to unite the Masters against him by saying he was taking direct control of the Order. This tactic later backfired when the Masters still could not come to a consensus and Skywalker was then forced to actually take control. Luke decreed that the Jedi Order had to come before any other commitments. This led Danni Quee to resign as Danni's first commitment was to helping Zonama Sekot and Tenel Ka couldn't abdicate her throne as the Queen Mother of Hapes. Luke was forced to exile Lowbacca, Tesar Sebatyne, and Tahiri Veila to Dagobah because they had told Raynar's mother about the fact that Jedi would kill him if necessary, thus betraying him and the Jedi Order. // Wayland first appeared in Timothy Zahns Heir to the Empire novel. ... Lowbacca is the nephew of Chewbacca, a Wookiee from the Star Wars universe. ... Part of the new jedi order. ... Dagobah is both a planet and the system in which it resides, in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


While there are few who would deny that Luke is capable of serving as the sole authority in the Jedi Order, many know that the new order must adapt to being directed by a council of Jedi Masters as the old order once was. The fact that the Jedi's role in maintaining peace and order in the Republic is not clearly expressed in any code or doctrine or Republic law, will also remain an issue in the future.


Major Jedi

There are several major Jedi; divided into three categories listed below:


Ancient Jedi

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Jedi of the Old Republic Era

  • Jusik, Bardan
  • Koon, Sha
  • Gi, Sha'a
  • Shaak Ti
  • Sifo-Dyas
  • Siri Tachi
  • Sora Bulq
  • Stass Allie
  • Yuster, Tan
  • Tarados Gon
  • Tarr Seirr
  • Tahl
  • Tur-Mukan, Etain
  • Tyvokka
  • Vergere
  • Yaddle
  • Yarael Poof
  • Yoda
  • Zey, Arligan

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Jedi of the New Republic Era

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See also

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Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ... The Jedi census phenomenon was a grassroots movement in 2001 for citizens in a few English-speaking countries to record their religion as Jedi or Jedi Knight (after the fictitious quasi-religious order of Force-attuned knights in the Star Wars films) on the national census. ... For other uses, see Samurai (disambiguation). ...

References

  1. ^ The Jedi Order. The Official Star Wars Website. Retrieved on 2007-03-24.
  2. ^ Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, 1977 (“For over a thousand generations the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic”)
  3. ^ Order of the Jedi. Sideshow Collectibles Website. Retrieved on 2007-03-24.
  4. ^ Brooks, Terry "Episode 1: The Phantom Menace",pg 149, Lucas Books and Del Rey 1998
  5. ^ The Jedi Code. The Official Star Wars Website. Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  6. ^ a b J.D. Wiker, Star Wars Roleplaying Game: Power of the Jedi Sourcebook (hardcover; Wizards of the Coast, 2001), ISBN 0-786-92781-X.
  7. ^ R.A. Salvatore, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones novelization (hardcover; New York: Ballantine Books, 2002), p. 157, ISBN 0-345-42881-1.

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External links

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Jedi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (6632 words)
Jedi Knight is the most common rank of Jedi, hence, the title is also used, mostly by non-Jedi, to refer to any member of the order that has at least met the compulsory requirements of the Jedi Council.
The Jedi Council chamber in the Jedi Temple on Coruscant.
One of the Jedi casualties of this war was Anakin Solo, the youngest son of Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo, Luke's nephew.
Jedi census phenomenon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (821 words)
The Jedi census phenomenon was a grassroots movement in 2001 for citizens in a few English-speaking countries to record their religion as "Jedi" or "Jedi Knight" (after the fictitious religious order of Force-attuned knights in the Star Wars films) on the national census.
Jedi is still not recognised as an "official" religion in any nation where the movement took place, and in fact there is no such concept in the United Kingdom.
^ Census of Population and Housing - The 2001 Census, Religion and the Jedi.
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