Star Wars: Top 10 Strongest Jedi Ever


The Star Wars maven keeps bickering about the strongest Jedi ever.

“It’s, undoubtedly, Anakin, having the best swordsman skills,” one says. 

“No, do you not remember Obi-Wan defeated him?”, another fan interrupts immediately.

“Not at all, statistics tell us the strongest is Luke Skywalker.”, some wonder. 

This discussion has been interminable until now. There are two factions in George Lucas’ Star Wars franchise. The protagonists represent the Light Side while the practitioners of the Dark Side of the Force are antagonists. The former is known as Jedi while the latter is dubbed as Sith. 

Jedi is a quite puissant Force and throughout the Star Sars history, we have seen different strong members of the Jedi Order. 

This blog will bring you a comprehensive list of the 10 strongest Jedi of all time who existed in the fictional world of Lucas’ franchise. Our focus will primarily be on movies. As the rich history of the expanded universe makes it practically impossible to include all in this article. 

Enjoy from the ascending order! 

10. Plo Koon

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Full Name: Plo Koon

Species: Kel Dor

Parent Planet: Dorin

Lightsaber: Blue

Debut: The Phantom Menace (1999)

Role Performed By: Alan Ruscoe-I, Matt Sloan-II and III

During the Galactic Republic’s fading years, Plo Koon had served as a Jedi Master of Kel Dor. He was also a respectable general during the pangalactic Clone Wars between the Republic and Confederacy of Independent Systems. 

He was a bold General, never shy of taking risks. His command 104th Battalion always stood side by side with him. Koon is also a veteran of the First Battle of Geonosis, a Clone War that killed as many as 200 Jedi in a single fell swoop. During the Battle of Geonosis, Plo Koon was assigned the sensitive task of hunting down warship Malevolence, operated by separatists. After myriad botched attempts, he finally managed to exterminate the warship. 

His best comrade is Ahsoka Tano with whom Koom has a special bonding. They fought side by side in the Battles of Felucia, the Battle of Kadavu, and the Battle of Lola Sayu. 


His comradeship with Ahsoka ended on a grim note. Ahsoka was charged with the allegation of plotting a sabotage attack on the Jedi Temple. Subsequently, Ahsoka Tano got removed from the Jedi Order. Nevertheless, fortunately, the real culprit was apprehended soon, but that was too late to bring Ahsoka back into the Jedi fold. She left the Jedi order forever. Plo Koon became alone. 

Koon has also commanded the 442nd Siege Battalion during the Battle of Cato Neimoidia. He played a key role in winning that battle. After thumping victory, Koon and his acolytes, squadron of ARC-170 fighters, were flying over the Bridge Cities, they were shot down and executed by the enemies. 

The brave General had had a brave end. Hats off! 

9. Kit Fisto

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Full Name: Kit Fisto

Species: Nautolan

Parent Planet: Glee Anselm

Lightsaber: Green

Debut: Attack of the Clones (2002)

Role Performed By: Zachariah Jensen-I, Daniel Zizmor-II, Ben Cooke III

Kit Fisto was a Nautolan Jedi during the twilight years of the Galactic Republic. He possessed creme-de-la-creme dueling skills in the Jedi order. His mastery with lightsabers earned him a coveted position of General in the Grand Army of the Republic. 

His war heroics further elevated him as an honorable member of the Jedi High Council. Fisto famous battles are the Battle of Geonosis as well as skirmishes on the planet Hissrich. 

Fisto and padawan Nahdar Vebb had also been tasked with the apprehension of fugitive Nute Gunray. Both pinpointed the infamous Jedi hunter on the run. Gunray was hiding in the abode of famous separatist General Grievous. The separatists gave a tough time to Fisto and Vebb. Consequently, Vebb was slain and Fisto fled away leaving a failed mission behind. 

Then Fisto was tasked with aiding Mon Calamari against the Quarren peoples of Mon Cala. The separatists overpowered Fisto and his armed forces. Fisto was captured and brutally tortured. Had he not been the strongest Jedi, he would have died on the spot. 

Fortunately, the retreating Republican forces of Republicans converged and attacked again on Quarries. This time, lady luck fell on them and they managed to defeat separatists. Fisto was freed to grab a more vibrant role in the High Council. 

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Fisto lost his life while uncovering an undercover Jedi, Chancellor Palpatine. The Sith lord killed him brutally, and the Jedi Order got deprived of a strong commander.  

8. Ahsoka Tano

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Full Name: Ahsoka Tano

Species: Togruta

Parent Planet: Chili

Lightsaber: Green/White

Debut: The Mandalorian

Role Performed By: Rosario Dawson

Ahsoka was discovered by Jedi Master Plo Koon when she was just three-year-old. Plo Koon helped her to be accepted by the Jedi Order. Ahsoka has also served as a messenger to Master Yoda. 

She has also been sent to be the Padawan apprentice of Anakin Skywalker. Anakin, initially, opposed being her mentor but then agreed to groom her for the war against the Confederacy of Independent Systems. 

After training, she became commander of the 501st Legion of the Grand Army of the Republic. Ahsoka had had an intimate relationship with a young officer, legion Captain Rex. 

Her master ingrained all the rebellious qualities into her. Ahsoka Tano is aggressive and fully vibrant according to the gold standards of the Jedi Council. After the end of the war, Ahsoka fled away, changed her name to Ashla, and ran from planet to planet to escape the vengeance of the Galactic Empire. 

Here comes the rub, she strived to bring galaxy’s citizens out of the tyrannical shackles of the regime. She organized guerilla warfare against the Galactic Empire and paved the way for the new Galactic Republic.  

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At the ripe age of 42, Ahsoka acts as a vigilante Jedi hopping from planet to planet. She loves helping individuals individually. She is brave and takes on the challenges on the chin singlehandedly. Her refrain from the intrinsic politics of the Jedi Order portrays her as one of the strongest Jedi ever. 

7. Anakin Skywalker

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Full Name
: Anakin Skywalker

Species: Human

Parent Planet: Tatooine

Lightsaber: Blue/Red

Debut: The Phantom Menace (1999)

Role Performed By: Jake Lloyd, Hayden Christensen

Anakin Skywalker was born to Shmi Skywalker and an unknown father on the planet of Tatooine. Just like his mother, he became a bonded slave of Watts, a junk trader. Nonetheless, slavery could not overshadow his talent. Anakin was soon detected by the Force as a skilled pilot. Obi-Wan Kenobi mentored him to become a Jedi. 

Anakin was faring well with the Jedi Order, he had proved his selection on merit. Nevertheless, the first pitfall came when he fell in love with the princess of planet Naboo and a senator of the Galactic Republic. His crush’s name was Padmé Amidala. After a brief rendezvous, they tied the knot and breached the discipline of Jedi rules. 

The curse of breaching the sanctimonious Jedi rules soon dawned upon Anakin. He started seeing nightmares about the death of his pregnant wife. His disturbed personality allured him to the Dark Side of the Force. Chancellor Palpatine, an undercover Sith, dragged him out of the Jedi Order. 

After his fall from grace, as a Sith, he adopted the name, Darth Vader. Nonetheless, an apprentice is always an apprentice. He had to face his previous mentor Kenobi who ended up badly injuring him. Kenobi threw down the apostate into the river of molten lava. 

Having said that, Palpatine saved the life of Anakin by ensconcing him in his healing suit. The miseries of Anakin did not end here, his love Padme died during delivery. Although the babies survived, Anakin was unaware of their existence. 

The struggling life, born as a bonded labor, switching sides between Jedi and Sith, mutilation at the hand of the former master, untimely demise of his beloved wife; all collectively put a heavy toll on Anakin Skywalker. Nonetheless, he was still up and kicking. This shows us the resilience of Anakin Skywalker and his strongness to the core. 

6. Ki-Adi-Mundi


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Full Name: Ki-Adi-Mundi

Species: Cerean

Parent Planet: Cerea

Lightsaber: Blue

Debut: The Phantom Menace (1999)

Role Performed By: Silas Carson

Ki-Adi-Mundi is a famous Jedi Master and member of the Jedi High Council. By that time, he plunged the talks and emerged as a Jedi General during the Clone Wars. 

He fought multiple battles valiantly on behalf of the Jedi Order against the Separatists Alliance forces across the galaxy. Ki-Adi-Mundi’s famous heroics are Outer Rim Victories and battles of Geonosis.  

In 19 BBY, Mundi was overseeing the command of the 21st Nova Corps against Mygeeto during the final year of the war. At the battlefront, he was defeated by Chancellor Sheev Palpatine who ordered Mundi’s immediate execution. Mundi did not acknowledge the defeat, repelled several shots, and managed to kill two more soldiers before they put the final tab of his life off. 

After Mundi’s death, his lightsaber was occupied by collector Dok-Ondar. 

5. Qui-Gon Jinn

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Full Name: Qui-Gon Jinn

Species: Human

Parent Planet: Coruscant

Lightsaber: Green

Debut: The Phantom Menace (1999)

Role Performed By: Liam Neeson

Qui-Gon Jinn was a headstrong mentor of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Amazingly, Qui-Gon was never accepted into the Jedi High Council owing to his idiosyncrasy and criticism of various decisions of the Jedi Council. 

His boiling temper apart, Qui-Gon was an unexceptional fighter. He honestly imparted all his skills into apprentice Obi-Wan. He had also been a mentor of the former Padawan of Count Dooku

He with his apprentice Obi-Wan stepped out to investigate the crisis of Naboo, where the Trade Federation had put on a hiatus. With military help, they also freed Queen Amidala. En route, Qui-Gon met a slave boy Anakin Skywalker. 

Qui-Gon recognized the unexceptional talent of young Anakin and freed him out of slavery by striking a deal with Anakin’s Master Watto. Then, they were four in number; Qui-Gon Jinn, his apprentice Obi-Wan, freed up queen, and young Anakin. On the way, they also fought with Sith Darth Maul and managed to get rid of him. 

To Qui-Gon’s utmost displeasure, the Jedi Council on Coruscant refused to accept Anakin because he was too old to be trained as a Jedi. 

Then, the Queen again decided to go to Naboo. She wanted to free the planet from the evil occupation. Qui-Gon along with Obi-Wan again accompanied her. En route, Sith Darth Maul was waiting for them, burning in the flames of vengeance. This time, after a brief duel, Darth Maul overpowered Qui-Gon and murdered him cold-bloodedly. As a last wish, Qui-Gon implored Obi-Wan to take Anakin as his disciple. 

The story of Qui-Gon does not end here. He had managed to discover the path of immorality. So, even though he was killed, he can talk with Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Yoda in the form of a Force Ghost. 

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4. Mace Windu

Mace Windu


Full Name: Mace Windu

Species: Human

Parent Planet: Haruun Kal

Lightsaber: Purple

Debut: The Phantom Menace (1999)

Role Performed By: Samuel L. Jackson

Mace Windu was another Jedi Master who attained the coveted membership of the Jedi High Council while just in his thirties. After the untimely demise of his parents, he was sent to Jedi Order while being only six months old. 

The great mentor was also a creator of Fighting Form VII aka Vaapad. The idea of Vaapad was taken out from the risky fighting style of Sith. Mace was also the finest duelist in the Jedi Order. In history, only Master Yoda and Count Dooku could manage to surpass him in the genre of dueling. 

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Mace was a simple Good Samaritan, used purple lightsaber. His down-to-earth disposition was evident from simple clothing. Mace Windu spent his whole life serving the Jedi Order. The list of his apprentices is a long one including Iguni, Echuu Shen-Jon, and Depa Billaba. 

Master Windu never shied from fighting fiercely on the front lines. During the battle of Geonosis, he thwarted Jango Fett, the deadliest bounty hunter in history. 

The fateful moment was his duel with Darth Sidious. Darth seriously injured him and hit the final nail in his coffin by chucking Mace out of his office’s windowpane. 

The death of Windu changed the course of history and began the all-new era of the Great Jedi Purge. 

3. Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ben Kenobi)

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Full Name: Obi-Wan Kenobi

Species: Human

Parent Planet: Stewjon

Lightsaber: Blue

Debut: Star Wars (1977)

Role Performed By: Ewan MacGregor (I-IIII), Alec Guinness (IV-VI)

Obi-Wan Kenobi aka Ben Kenobi is a functional personality from the Star Wars franchise. In the first trilogy, Ben Kenobi serves as a mentor of Luke Skywalker. While in the prequel trilogy, young Obi-Wan Kenobi appears as the mentor of Anakin Skywalker.  

Apart from mentoring skills, Kenobi also participated in the battle of Naboo against droid forces. 

After Qui Gon’s brutal death by Sith Darth Maul, Kenobi gets promoted as a Jedi Knight. He is also assigned to groom Anakin Skywalker. Instead of sticking with the conventional Master-Apprentice relation, both become close friends, and later, as a pleasant coincidence, both also become generals of the Republic. 

Having setbacks from Anakin’s desertion to the Dark Side and the creation of the Galactic Empire, Kenobi sends himself into self-exile on Tatooine. Years later, he comes back, just to mentor Luke Skywalker. 

The physical appearance of Obi-Wan is restricted to the initial four episodes. Later on, he just appeared as a ghost, showing his supranational strong skills. 

2. Luke Skywalker

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Full Name: Luke Skywalker

Species: Human

Parent Planet: Tatooine

Lightsaber: Blue/Green

Debut: Star Wars (1977)

Role Performed By: Mark Hamill

Luke Skywalker is one of the principal characters of George Lucas’ Star Wars. Born in an asteroid belt of Polis Massa to Anakin Skywalker and Queen Amidala of Naboo, Luke also had a twin brother, Leia Organa. Later, he was raised on a moisture farm on the planet of Tatooine. 

There, he meets Ben Kenobi who introduces Luke to the Force and also bestows him with the sword of his late father, Anakin (then Darth Vader). 

Luke displays his true heroics in the Battle of Yavin, by blue lightsaber, wherein he destroys the control station by piloting an X-wing. After the Battle of Hoth, Luke spends a brief period with Jedi Master Yoda and learns lifelong skills from him. 

As Yoda’s prime disciple, he goes on to face Darth Vader without knowing that Darth Vader is Anakin Skywalker, his real father. However, the father wins and Luke loses his hand during the confrontation. 

As another spin of destiny, both father and son Skywalkers again lock horns at the battle of Endor. The love of the father rules the roost here. 

Anakin tries to turn back to the Light Side in immense love for his son. Nonetheless, Emperor Palpatine senses the danger beforehand and tries to kill Anakin Skywalker. During the scuffle, both kill each other. As a sign of reverence, Luke takes his father’s dead body and flees a minute before the Death Star explodes. 

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The end of Luke is also at the hand of kith and kin. Luke dies while fighting with his nephew Kylo Ren, looking at two suns.  

1. Yoda

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Full Name: Yoda

Species: Unknown

Parent Planet: Unknown

Lightsaber: Green

Debut: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Role Performed By: Frank Oz

Yoda is the strongest Jedi ever. He is also the most recognizable character of the Star Wars franchise. The tiny, lush green creature of unknown origin is still one of the biggest mysteries under the shroud. Lucas never revealed the details. 

Yoda is the leader of the Council and Jedi Grand Master. He is exceptionally powerful as well as exceptionally old. His forte is the Force, making him all-powerful. 

Yoda is also an excellent dueler. His mastery with a green lightsaber has been demonstrated on various occasions, specifically his encounters with Darth Sidious and Count Dooku. 

Yoda is not a powerful autocrat, he holds some other exceptional qualities too. He is very knowledgeable and a great strategist. His spacious approach to mapping tactics is evident throughout the Star Wars series. 

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Yoda was introduced as a cranky old creature living in the ponds of Dagobah. No one knew that he would eventually emerge as a puissant authority. 

Yoda passes away at the age of 900 and becomes a Force Ghost. He has deep footprints into every episode of Star Wars; whether it be the prequel trilogy, the sequel trilogy, or expanded universe. All-powerful Yoda is always here! 


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