42 Facts About Jedi


The Jedi have the "moral authority to do that" since they are "the most moral of anybody in the galaxy".

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Similar to real-world Hindu philosophy and religious tradition, Jedi ethics focuses on compassion for others, mindfulness, non-attachment, and escaping personal suffering—characteristics of what the Jedi call the "light side" of the Force.

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The Jedi warn that an excess of these negative emotions can turn their members away from the light side of the Force towards the dark side, which embraces passions, aggression, hate, rage, fear, and bitterness as a way of life.

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Lucas explained that the Jedi are trained, allowed and expected to love people, but they are not to form attachments because attachment leads to the dark side of the Force.

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In 2020, he indicated that the Jedi were "designed to be a Buddhist monk who happened to be very good at fighting".

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The Jedi members, known as Jedi Knights, respect all life by defending and protecting those who cannot do it for themselves, striving for peaceful and non-combative solutions to any altercations they encounter and fighting only in self-defense and for the defense of those they protect.

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Over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic.

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Jedi are first introduced in the 1977 motion picture Star Wars as an order of warrior monks who serve as "the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy" and embrace the mystical Force.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi explains that the Galactic Empire has all but exterminated the Jedi, and seeks to train Luke Skywalker to be the Jedi Order's last hope.

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The third film in the original trilogy, Return of the Jedi, ends with Luke redeeming Vader and helping to destroy the Empire, thus fulfilling his destiny as a Jedi.

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Two last Jedi Masters die during the events of the films, after which they return as Force ghosts to help Luke.

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The latter begins helping Sidious hunt down and destroy the Jedi, who are nearly exterminated during the events of Revenge of the Sith; Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and Ahsoka Tano are among a handful of Jedi that avoided the initial purge.

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Sidious convinced the people of the Republic that the Jedi were corrupted warmongers responsible for prolonging the Clone Wars, labeling them criminals with bounties placed on them.

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Rey channels the power of the past Jedi to destroy Sidious and the Sith, before dying herself.

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Animated television series Star Wars Rebels reveals that Ahsoka and a Jedi named Kanan Jarrus survived the purge; the latter trains a new apprentice, Ezra Bridger.

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The series reveals that, following the start of the purge with Order 66, Sidious commissioned the Inquisitorius, a group of former Jedi who had turned to the dark side for various reasons, to aid Darth Vader in hunting down the remaining Jedi.

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Canon video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order introduces Cal Kestis, a former Padawan hiding from the Empire who accidentally exposes his Force abilities to aid someone, putting him on the Inquisitors' radar.

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Unlike other, more conservative Jedi, he valued living in the moment as the best way to embrace the Force.

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Jinn was both the Jedi to discover the Sith's return after more than a millennium, upon being attacked by Darth Maul during a mission to protect Queen Padme Amidala of Naboo, and the one to find the ability to become a Force spirit after death, though he wasn't capable of having a physical body.

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In Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker, he appears as a disembodied voice alongside other past Jedi, empowering Rey to face a rejuvenated Darth Sidious.

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In Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker, Obi-Wan appears as a disembodied voice alongside other past Jedi, empowering Rey to face a rejuvenated Darth Sidious.

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Vader was eventually redeemed by his son in Return of the Jedi and gave his own life to save Luke, killing Sidious and fulfilling the prophecy of the Chosen One.

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Ahsoka Tano was a Togruta Jedi Padawan discovered on her homeworld of Shili by Jedi Master Plo Koon.

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Ahsoka is one of the few Jedi to survive past the Imperial era and into the New Republic era.

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In Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker, Ahsoka appears as only a voice alongside other past Jedi, empowering Rey to face a rejuvenated Darth Sidious.

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In Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker, he appears as a disembodied voice alongside other past Jedi, empowering Rey to face a rejuvenated Darth Sidious.

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Ezra Bridger was a human Jedi Padawan who was born on the planet Lothal on the same day the Galactic Empire was established.

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Luke was heir to a family deeply rooted in the Force, being the twin brother of Rebellion leader Princess Leia Organa of the planet Alderaan, the son of former Queen of Naboo and Republic Senator Padme Amidala and Jedi turned Sith Lord Darth Vader, and the maternal uncle of Ben Solo.

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Grogu was a Jedi Initiate of the same species as Yoda who first appeared in The Mandalorian.

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Rey eventually learned of her lineage and, with the help of a redeemed Kylo Ren and the spirits of past Jedi, faced a revived Sidious, finally killing him and ending the Sith Order once and for all.

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Jedi Code was a set of rules that governed the behavior of the Jedi Order.

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Four Branches of the Jedi Council are fictional institutions from the Star Wars universe.

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In Jedi: Fallen Order - Dark Temple, the Jedi Council includes Yoda, Mace Windu, Eeth Koth, Yarael Poof, Poli Dapatian, and Jocasta Nu.

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When Jedi Sentinels discover or test a suitable "force-sensitive" candidate, they are taken to the Jedi Academy at the age of 5 with the parent's permission.

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Jedi Master is a term of respect used by beings who respect the Jedi.

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Delta-7B Aethersprite Jedi starfighters appear in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

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Jedi academies were established to train Force-sensitive beings accepted into the Jedi Order in the ways of the Force.

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In Revenge of the Sith, the Jedi Temple is attacked by clone troopers of the 501st Legion, led by the newly christened Darth Vader, who butchered the Jedi within and set the Temple alight.

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In novels and reference books now considered Legends the interpretation of the Jedi teaching on not forming attachments was alternating between being in line with George Lucas' vision and using "attachment" in the sense of affection, fondness and loving commitment, stating that the Jedi Code prohibited these emotional bonds.

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Furthermore, the Jedi were depicted as a quasi-militaristic organization with strict political alignment to the Galactic Republic.

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Je'daii Order, precursors to the modern Jedi, studied and used both the light and dark sides of the Force equally.

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The Jedi Knights, reduced in number to only a handful, were slowly restored, primarily under the leadership of Grandmaster Luke Skywalker.

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