What makes a great Jedi master? Some are skilled combatants or Force wielders while others exercise cunning wit or the power of mind tricks. Regardless, the rank of master is only granted to Jedi of the highest esteem, the bright spots of the Jedi Order and the High Council.
During the High Republic era, there were just nine masters, three of which received the title of Grand Master. Then, amid the Galactic Republic, 12 masters entered the Council, and that was where things stood prior to the purge.
Clearly, it is a distinguished group that few Jedi have joined. It requires great talent, yes, but also tremendous sacrifice that some individuals are unwilling to make. Jedi must abide by a particular code that prioritizes peace and serenity, required to fight as warriors at times in order to maintain it.
With all of those prerequisites in mind, it is no wonder so few Star Wars characters held the mantle. But what about Marvel? The two worlds tend to go hand-in-hand, first in reality as some of the biggest movie franchises with crossover among actors and directors or inspiration from one television show or movie. That continuity extends into fans’ imagination, picturing what some characters may look like in another universe. Marvel presents a whole new world of heroes and villains, gadgets and weapons, storylines and characters. And despite fans already mocking up Sebastian Stan as Luke Skywalker, for example, which ones would be worthy of the title of Jedi master?
Well, it is difficult to say. Comic book characters have a whole host of backgrounds across series and appear in multiple different incarnations that determining their real identity can become a bit tricky. Here, I’ll pull from the familiar Marvel movie universe for some and the comic book lore of others to find out which characters fit the bill. Here are 25 of them.