The Jedi Order has risen and fell in both worlds and far, but the Star Wars franchise continues to be dominated by these lightsaber-wielding warrior monks nonetheless. Virtually every Star Wars fan has a favorite Jedi and what would the series have without them?

But what really makes a great Jedi? They might have much and have deep connection to the Force or are driven by moral compass of which all audiences must root for them. They might be, but for sure, brilliant swordsmen or pilots, but they don’t have the impossible of saving the day again and again. Regardless of why viewers see this character, their adventures across the big screen, shows, books, comic books and games have continued to draw fans in for generations.

So we decided to celebrate this classic Star Wars character by picking our absolute favourites. The Jedi Knights shown here are from all corners of the universe, regardless of medium. They are both from the actual Disney canon and the classic Legends continuity. The world has a great place.

But first, some housekeeping: While we could give up on the mention of Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger, who failed to make any mistakes, it is important to note why there may be some other notable absences. I have never considered them both in terms of Anakin Skywalker, Ben Solo and Revan being considered a successful one since they all eventually lost their ties and committed terrible atrocities while in their villain eras. In other words, it seemed ill to include them in the Jedi list. Nonetheless, we want to acknowledge that there are plenty of fans who love these characters, too. Like what you like!

Once we’ve got all that out of the way, here are the best Jedi out there, far from here: there are all the best people of the galaxy.

15. Avar Kriss

The High Republic might be a relatively new era on the Star Wars timeline, but Avar Kriss is one of the best additions of Disney’s roster. She was a leading member of the Jedi Council, and knew about the Force almost perfectly in her era. She saw the power of life through music and knowledge.

Avar doesn’t have a duality, though. Sometimes she turns her anger into a rage, so she’ll take over. Although history and comics remember her as a Jedi Master, we can tell that Avars aren’t perfect. She’s still human, and that makes her so compelling. It’s not surprising that she’s one of the main protagonists of the High Republic, who audiences are so fascinated by. Even when the countless disasters shivered on the Jedi of the era, Avar is a powerful beacon of light for the Order.

14. Cal Kestis

Cal Kestis is an earlier addition to the Jedi lineup, but has some fans. The video game filmed when the War of the Jedi is approaching, but he can’t imagine that. From the play to a young Padawan during the Clone Wars and a knight of his own land following the Order 66, the movie is reminiscent of Cals history. When it comes time to help build an army, he is likely to become a army’s hero.

Kestis knows that he might not be the man to flee the Emperor, but he combines its resources for the best possible possible life. There is something inspiring about that. He is a hopeful fighter that won’t let go of the Jedi teachings and keeps his peace as best he can. The sequel will surely expand on those beats. However, fans of that character are also petitioning for Cal to jump to live action, but it’s a testament to the popularity that the character has become since its debut in 2019.

13. Satele Shan

In addition to the legends’ canon, Satale Shan is one of the most important figures of that ancient republic era. In the online multiplayer game The Old Republic, Satele represents a familial legacy from which she can’t escape. You see, Shan is the pivot in Legends’ history, but Satele is far from her ancestor. A few years ago, while Bastila and his grandmother might have struggled with her connection to the light and dark sides of the Force, Satele defends the Jedi Order in one of the darkest times.

In his great war with the Sith during his time in the War, Satele plays a major role as the Grandmaster of the Council. Those who play Star Wars: the Old Republic know simply how incredible warrior she is, and she loves her many duels, plus she matches darth Malgus’ major antagonist. She is the greatest Jedi Order of the Old Republic era.

12. Plo Koon

Plo Koon is a merely background character in Prequel, but his narrative has been expanded in various magazines, movies and comic books. This Jedi Council member had a lot of adventures on the page from Legends, where they built a core fan base, but his return to the canon intrigued newcomers. Because of his role in the movie The Clone Wars he was in his position as a valiant leader and valuable teacher to Ahsoka Tano, he became popular immediately.

Though he died during Order 66 in tragedy, Plo Koon has left a remarkable legacy behind. Koon, an accomplished, expert strategist who is deep aware of what it means to represent the Order, is considered to be one of Yodas’ closest allies because he believes in the cause. Strong warriors, just as wise, as enemies like Maul, recognize Plo-Koons capabilities.

11. Quinlan Vos

When you think of Jedi, Quinlan Vos is probably not the first Knight in the mind. But the success of him, even if it means sacrificing himself, is he one of the best. No one is lucky to pass the codes and even though some like Obi-Wan flirt with the limits of Jedi doctrine, Vos is one of the few who push past that line to preserve his cover while traveling on a secret mission during the Clone Wars.

Vos always uses his emotions in the battle so that he could harness the dark side of the force without ever overtaking him. The fact he’s still alive an odour of two decades a day can seem to be back on screen with Obi-Wan Kenobi, but the fact he is still alive a tenth of the century a year later hints at the notion that he might be able to go on a computer. We can wait.

10. Luminara Unduli

Many fans have long built an important bond with Luminara Unduli thanks to her Clone Wars adventures. Their mission to protect the sacred Jedi Temple from the droid army – the Genndy Tartakovsky microseries from Legends is a special highlight. And while her canon fate was made by Order 66, all the Jedi that survive the Purge, and Luminara’s story will live on.

In The Clone Wars series, she is strong even in her own Padawan, Barriss Offee, a man of high strength, whose mind is turn a man back on the Order, and attempting to destroy the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. Luminaras eternal kindness and understanding of the ramifications of the war around her sometimes allowed her to hold a perspective that those deep in the trenches could not always see.

9. Kyle Katarn

In the 90s and early 90s renowned films and animated films, Star Wars fans introduced Kyle Katarn to an unlikely rogue who doesn’t have much value in the light of the force. He becomes one of the most important Jedi in New Republic’s history. A rebel hero who fought the Empire in the 1950s, his status still remains in the realm of Legends, but fans would appreciate that he could jump to Disney’s canon.

Kyle’s story follows on with the renunciation of the Empire and slowly learning the doctrine of the Force. At one time, as an extinguished killer named Jerec was involved in his father’s murder, but finally he found the dark side of his fathers. During Legends he was a perfect point of view character, whom fans tracked from time to time with his appointment to a New Jedi Order in years after the Empires defeat. That underdog did come a long way, and because of it was one of the most influential Legends Jedi.

8. Mace Windu

Although Mace was a much older member of the Jedi Council, despite his high-ranking status, he was a very unconventional Jedi, even when he was colder than his fellow masters and perhaps a bit more conservative. When he started appearing in the prequels, the charisma of his own personality gave him a huge reputation for his career; but his purple lightsaber and strict judgments on everything from the Jedi code to the political debates of the Senate make him a standout Jedi. He is a very skilled swordsman, not only beheading Jango Fett in the Clones, he also aims to defeat Palpatine by himself.

Windus might have been quite different in time of peace, but when in war he thrived because of his strong leadership. Yet he tow the line with a clear sense of darkness and light, leaving him torn. He was the Republic’s last true defender, and in retrospect, fans noticed that he was right on every decision. As soon as he has died he’s killed himself. But when he has been declared dead, a solid despair has risen.

7. Qui-Gon Jinn has been wearing white socks.

Fans never even saw enough of Qui-Gon Jinn on the screen, which is a great shame. The character reflected all the noble qualities of the Jedi. It parallels the Master Yoda to many other terms, including his teachings on patience. Qui-Gon has continued to be a strong guide through the Army, and became a Jedi to get on with the Army in the end, eventually teaching it to Obi-Wan and Yoda. Lessons in the story of Qui-Gons and Legends, a person who played peacekeepers more than most and wished for the purpose of the Jedi.

His calm demeanor was certainly refreshing, and it would have been very interesting to see how that would have been tested in the context of the Clone Wars. Although, a legacy from Qui-Gons is clearly apparent to him in the line of Jedi he inspired. Obi-Wan Kenobi’s best values in part influenced his own master, later passed on to Luke Skywalker. Without Qui-Gon, there would’ve been no return of the Jedi.

6. Mara Jade

Mara’s journey with the Empire began with her own, but her adventures with Luke Skywalker changed everything. Despite the sacrifice of the stars and the quest for the Jedi, Mara was a powerful force wielder, and in the decades after the original Trilogy eagerly enjoyed. She went to the beginning, became the influential figure of the New Jedi Order.

Those experiences led a character who understands the cost of her mistakes and is always trying to make a huge difference in the galaxy. Her fate was to defeat family in the Second Galactic Civil War. She was fighting against the forces she used to stood in the Second Galactic Civil War. It was a cruel move from Lucasfilm, but also to capture one of the best books ever on life. There has been a lot of trouble at this time, but the absence of Mara Jades in Disney canon remains a problem among the most concerned people who miss what this complex hero brought to the table.

5. Rey Skywalker

Rey was of course Disney’s first big original Jedi character, and the protagonist of the Sequel Trilogy. Though she may not be as experienced as many others of any great Jedi of all time, she had to learn so fast to fight the First Order. She has symbolized the birth of a new age for Jedi, and the world is coming to a new generation of fans who have fallen in love with the galaxy very far, for the first time.

She was mentored by Leia and Luke Skywalker, but learned a lot about history and teachings of the Jedi as well as some sacred texts from the Orders. Her determination to bring the Jedi back to their height will likely define the future of the series, but even for the fear of adversity that made her so a fan favorite. Considering how to reclaim her old age, the young woman stooped her to her new age in the Republic and she was the hero who finally stopped Palpatines reign of terror. No other Jedi can assert that claim.

4. Obi-Wan Kenobi is an East Bengal resident.

The famous Mickey Mouse film Obi-Wan Kenobis has continued to add to the legacy of the wise woman introduced in 1977. Since his debut in A New Hope, Kenobi lived a lot of lives: a Padawan in the middle of the Republic and a Jedi Master in the Clone Wars, and an old wizard, with a new generation of Jedi, living in the desert. Through all that, Obi-Wan proved himself to be one of the best example of the evil of a Jedi Knight: selfless, kind, and willing to do whatever it takes to protect the sinless.

Obi-Wan is not just a skilled warrior; he has also inspired some of the greatest heroes the galaxy has ever known, including guiding Luke, guiding Anakin and assisting Ahsoka, and even putting his life on the line for Leia. Among all Jedi in the movie series, his journey is arguably the most well documented, with the twist of a line that binds to all of the films’ characters. The viewer has been captivated by his role in the animation, with his presentation on the page only further enjoying him to audiences.

3. Yoda

Yoda is always an abundance of knowledge and wonder in almost every era of history explored by the War II. He can’t look euthanized, but he is a worthy opposer, both in the use of lightaber and the Force. He wasn’t just for the big screen, but he also remained a constant figure in books and comics.

He is a hero builder who is directed towards Rey and Luke on the right path. He always got the power of the wise old wizard, but was able to build such expertise in his years of experience. He always tried to see light in others – no matter how dark the shadows might be. That is what fans think about that character a lot, but not just his way of saying words. Even in evaluating his age, Yoda has an innocence, a constant wonderment in the galaxy around him and an optimism that things will always get better.

2. Ahsoka Tano

As soon as she was first introduced to The Clone Wars, the viewer watched the movie and I wondered if she was upset. She became a highly anticipated figure for Star Wars fans, becoming a neo-ago, and became a fan of an old skywalkers. Today, Ahsoka successfully took the plunge in live action, not just a testament to her well-written character, but she came to prominence only a few years ago.

She could’ve begun her Jedi journey as a naive and willful child too eager to jump into Clone Wars, but she learned from the great Jedi around him, with many mentors to take on along the way. She would never leave the Jedi Order, but even though she wasn’t a Jedi, she was more like the rest of the Jedi Order. She valued the core values of the religion and continued to pass that to the next generation of Knights. The fans were delighted by her live-action appearance in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, and her own Disney-inspired show is well deserved. Ultimately she has one of the most sophisticated and exciting arcs that we can see.

1. Luke Skywalker

Luke Skywalker is the classic archetype of a hero in the Star Wars game. Every Jedi since the original model has taken on Eyen, which is probably the most notable example. The farmboy who dreams of space-based adventures is one of the most important of the films in 1977. On the other hand, the light of your mind is the perfect character, thrust into strange new times which he doesn’t understand in any new corners of the galaxy he seems to know, developing fantastical powers and a culture he never knew.Stave children and adults, but in a crowd from start to finish – for those who want to fulfil these needs.

The original characters were evolved by the Sequels and are completely controversial, with the warrior abandoning life as a Jedi when his own academy collapsed by Kylo Ren. But in the Sequel Trilogy rediscovering his faith in the Force is also a pivotal moment. After the film, one of the best Jedi scenes ever had been put on the big screen, a love letter sent to fans who have long waited for Mark Hamills to return. Lulles’ recent appearances on Disney’s movie movie have only reinforced that nostalgia.

If you like a better understanding of character, check out his adventures in Legends’s timeline: from his brief fall to the dark side, who was a resurgent Palpatines new apprentice, to his marriage and starting a family, the naive leader of the New Jedi Order and beyond. All of these non-canon stories are worth taking care of for those who want to see different sides of the Jedi Master.