17 Facts About Qui-Gon Jinn


Qui-Gon Jinn is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, played by Liam Neeson.

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Qui-Gon Jinn is fatally wounded in a lightsaber duel by the Sith Lord Darth Maul.

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Since the release of The Phantom Menace, Qui-Gon Jinn has become one of the most popular Star Wars characters, gaining a cult status.

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Neeson's portrayal of Qui-Gon Jinn has been met with positive reviews, with some critics saying he helped hold the film together significantly.

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Qui-Gon Jinn is the main character in the first episode of the prequel trilogy, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.

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Qui-Gon Jinn is not a member of the Jedi High Council and had no desire to be.

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Qui-Gon Jinn becomes intrigued when Anakin's mother, Shmi, tells him that the boy had no father.

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The entourage prepare to leave Tatooine, but encounter a black cloaked lightsaber wielding being that Qui-Gon Jinn believes to be a Sith Lord, their brief duel is the first Jedi and Sith battle recorded in a thousand years, which with before escaping on the ship.

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Qui-Gon Jinn is later cremated on a funeral pyre with everyone else witnessing.

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In Revenge of the Sith, Yoda reveals to Obi-Wan that Qui-Gon Jinn has returned from the "netherworld of the Force" in order to teach both of them how to retain one's consciousness after death.

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Obi-Wan uses Qui-Gon Jinn's favored form of lightsaber combat to bait Maul into overextending himself, allowing him to easily slay him.

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Qui-Gon Jinn tells his former apprentice that he had always been there, but that his grief had made him unable to see him.

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Qui-Gon Jinn has appeared in several Star Wars video games: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles, Star Wars: Obi-Wan, Star Wars Episode I: Racer, the Lego Star Wars games and as a character skin in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

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Qui-Gon Jinn observes a small lightsaber tournament among a group of the Temple's older students, which includes 12-year-old Obi-Wan.

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Qui-Gon Jinn sends Obi-Wan off to his Agri-Corps duties, while he plans to meet with Xanatos to find an agreement between Offworld and Bandomeer.

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Qui-Gon Jinn is thus able to bring closure to a painful chapter of his life.

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Qui-Gon Jinn detects these emotions and warns Obi-Wan of his own example with Tahl, a female Jedi whose murder nearly pushed Qui-Gon Jinn over the edge to the dark side.

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