16. War Machine
No character knows what it means to be bound to a code quite like War Machine. As a distinguished officer in the United States Air Force, James Rhodes continually needs to balance his duty with a friendship with Tony Stark. Despite how close Rhodes became with Stark, he continually respected the importance of that duty, taking the armor when it was deemed necessary that ultimately led him to become Iron Patriot, and then, War Machine.
Mixed into that was Rhodes’ decision to side with Iron Man in support of the Sokavia Accords. While he enjoyed his life as a superhero, Rhodes also understood the boundaries that came with it. The ensuing Civil War lead to his paralysis, a grave price to pay for what Rhodes saw as doing the right thing, but he had no regrets for it. A Jedi master would say the same.
Headlined by the prequel trilogy, the Jedi are often times thrust into action as warriors as well, tasked with strategizing attack plans or commanding an entire legion of Clone Troopers. The Clone Wars may be an exception, but Obi-Wan was called “General Kenobi” for a reason. Having a proven leader like Rhodes to fill those same shoes when times called for it would be an invaluable asset. While War Machine relies on his suit, it is the man that sits beneath it that is worthy of being a Jedi master.