Star Wars: 6 of the most underrated characters

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002).. Count Dooku (Christopher Lee).. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd., All Rights Reserved
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002).. Count Dooku (Christopher Lee).. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd., All Rights Reserved /
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Photo: Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999).. © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
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Qui-Gon Jinn

Qui-Gon Jinn was a Jedi who was ahead of his time. He’s the closest thing we see in the films as a “gray Jedi” as he doesn’t always follow the lead of the Jedi council. Jinn believes more in the living Force and forms strong opinions about things he believes to be true. The biggest example of this is how adamant he is about the fact that Anakin Skywalker is the chosen one.

He defies the council and says he will train Anakin on his own. That issue gets put on the back burner as Qui-Gon ends up going back to Naboo to protect and assist Queen Amidala. He is one of the first to recognize that the Jedi Council isn’t always right and though he doesn’t say anything, likely suspects they are beginning to show signs of weakness.

Qui-Gon is a fun character to watch. He isn’t afraid to use the Force to his benefit as shown in the dice roll-off with Watto, even if that tactic might not be approved by the likes of Yoda and Mace Windu. He’s also a talented lightsaber duelist who shows no fear in taking on a Droideka or a Sith Lord like Darth Maul. Jinn also is very patient and allows the Force to guide him and his companions, knowing it will reveal solutions to the troubles they face.

Qui-Gon Jinn was one of the best characters in all the Prequels and it was a shame we only got to be with him for one film.