The Star Wars Saga has sparked many debates about who in fact is the strongest Jedi ever, from Qui-Gon Jinn, to the up and coming younglings we see throughout the Saga, to Master Yoda himself. With their wide range of strengths and characteristics, it’s almost impossible to definitively rank the Forces greatest Jedi and we could debate who exactly is the strongest Jedi for hours. Let’s also not forget those who once were some of the forces greatest Jedi masters and apprentices, Anakin Skywalker and Count Dooku are just two examples of great Jedi warriors before they turned to the Dark Side and became Darth Vader and Darth Tyranus. In this post, we have put together a guide to the strengths and weaknesses of the greatest Jedi warriors we see throughout the Saga. While it’s almost impossible to unanimously decide who in fact is the strongest Jedi ever, this post a guide to help you and your fellow Star Wars fans discuss, debate, battle over who has earned the title; The Strongest Jedi Ever.
What is a Jedi?
For those of us who are new here or just need a quick recap, let’s start with the basics.
The Jedi is one of the many groups, fractions or ‘religions’ in the Star Wars universe, Jedi are people who are part of a group known as the Jedi Order. Each one has a specific strength and skill set that makes them a Jedi Knight. Every Jedi must follow the Order and the ways of The Force, the ultimate code that governs their lives and the way they should treat others. Let’s go into a little more detail; The Order of the Jedi Knights is, a code of behavior, guided by the powerful wisdom of the Force. Throughout the Star Wars Saga, The Force is a metaphysical and ubiquitous power that is wielded by both Jedi Knights and the Sith (the Dark Side). The Jedi seek to become one with the force, respecting that The Force is an energy field produced by all living things and binds the galaxy together. For the Jedi, the Force is represents life and is the source of everything in existence, those living and past. On the other hand, the Sith exploit the force and try bend it to their will.
But let’s get back on track… What does the Jedi Order look like, and who are the strongest Jedi’s?
The Jedi: Their Strengths & Weaknesses
We all have our own opinions and favourites when it come to the Jedi which can make deciding who is the strongest Jedi ever a hard topic – or an interesting dinner table debate. There’s many characteristics to consider when we look at each individual Jedi Knight, so here’s a breakdown of some of the Orders Knights that we see throughout the Saga:
- Mace Windu
- Qui-Gon Jinn
- Obi Wan Kenobi
- Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader)
- Luke Skywalker
- Ahsoka Tano
- Kylo Ren
- Over 800 years of Jedi training
- Played an integral role in unlocking the path of immortality
- Superhuman agility, reactions and stamina
- Hypersonic+ Speed
- Telepathy and telekinesis
- Master of all forms of lightsabre combat
- Matter manipulation on a sub-atomic scale
- Small in size
- Old age
- Superhuman strength, speed, durability
- Enhanced senses
- Various lightsabre combat skills
- Mind manipulation
- Barrier creation – in the form of a Force barrier
- Energy Manipulation – can reflect, redirect and absorb energy attacks thrown at him
- Doubtful Nature
- An affinity for the Force as the Living Force
- Telekinesis and Force mind tricks
- Ability to manifest consciousness after death
- Master of the fourth form of Jedi lightsabre combat
- Diminishing strength and weakness with age
Obi Wan Kenobi
- Hypersonic speed
- Jedi Master & trained in Jedi Combat
- Defensive rather than offensive
- Force manipulation
- Superhuman strength
- Best pilot in the galaxy
- Superhuman speed and durability
- Armor dependency as Darth Vader
- Force Valour
- Force Push
- Drain Knowledge
- Master lightsabre dualist
- Proficient engineer
- Force-less beings
- Force sensitive
- Sand levitation
- Above human reflexes
- Telekinetic grip of a lightsabre
- Raw awareness and power of the Force
- Mind Control
- Staff fighting
- Force healing
- Not fully trained in the ways of the force
- Distracted by visions of the dark side of the force
Ben Solo (Kylo Ren)
- Ideal embodiment of the light and dark sides of the force
- Skilled Pilot
- Force manipulation
- Mind probing abilities
- Force bond connection
- Fold Space
- Conflicted by his attachment to both the Light and Dark side
The strongest Jedi ever
If we’re to come to a definitive decision on who the strongest Jedi ever is then we have to consider more than their physical skills and strength. Master Windu could be the strongest Jedi ever, he’s strong, trained, wise and proved his abilities in combat as well on the Jedi council. He was faithful to the ways of the force and was a teacher to many. However, what about the likes of Kylo Ren? A skilled opponent with a lightsabre and devoted (perhaps too intensely) to conquering the ways of the Force. Master Yoda says throughout the Saga how easy it is to fall to the Dark side, but coming back to the light that’s an almost impossible task. Kylo Ren is strong in more ways than physical, he has a resilience and determination that we don’t see in other Knights. He fought not only against Sith Lords but against the Dark Lord he had become. Not to mention Darth Vader, one believed to lead the Jedi to a path of hope and survival as Anakin Skywalker, Master Yoda feared training him not just because of his anger and rage but because of his strong connection with the force, making Darth Vader easily one of the strongest Jedis in the Star Wars Universe, and although he may have turned to the dark side, he died a jedi, reappearing at the end to guide his son.
Another thing we find exciting is the latest character development in the Disney+ Series the Mandalorian, where we have met Grogu, another of Yoda’s kind, also able to wield the force, it’s safe to say we haven’t seen the last of Jedi’s yet, and maybe a new character might make the list.
After looking at the strengths and weaknesses of just a few of the Jedi Knights we see throughout the Star Wars saga, it’s evident that choosing just one as the strongest Jedi ever is an almost impossible task. However, that’s what’s amazing about the Jedi Order, we can individually relate to the character and strengths and weaknesses of different Jedi Knights. Who is your strongest Jedi?
This is just a small overview of the Jedi Knights we see throughout the Star Wars fandom, there’s a whole collection of forgotten Jedi Masters and some of the greatest Jedi warriors that we could look at. Nevertheless, we hope that this guide to the Strongest Jedi Knights will ignite Hours long Star wars debates about who is the definitive strongest Jedi Knight. Let us know who you come up with!