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19. Qui-Gon Jinn
Qui-Gon Jinn is best known for discovering Anakin Skywalker, whom he and others in the Jedi Council, believed to be the chosen one from an ancient Jedi prophecy. Jinn also had a history of making decisions independent of his fellow masters on the Jedi Council. Even with his nonconformist spirit, he was always held in high regard by fellow Jedi and was considered one of the wisest Jedi on the council.
He was padawan to Dooku, who eventually turned to the dark side, which is also a unique trait, as he studied under a master who eventually became a sith lord. As we find out in The Phantom Menace, which is the only film Qui-Gon is featured in so far, he eventually dies at the hands of Darth Maul during a lightsaber battle that also includes his padawan, the great Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The lightsaber battle where he reaches his demise is by far the best part of The Phantom Menace and is one of the best lightsaber battles from any of the films, period, in my opinion.