23. Ancient One
If Wong is to be considered a Jedi master, then without question the Ancient One must as well. Despite his powers of sorcery, in his comic book origins, the Ancient One displays one of the most significant traits of a Jedi master, using that power for good. As opposed to ruling over civilians or causing chaos, the Ancient One strived to help others and strike down those with devious objectives.
Like most Jedi, that generous attitude began during the Ancient One’s youth, even when powers were not fully developed. And over time, those powers did come, rendering him the Sorcerer Supreme. Just like any Jedi master, the Ancient One realized that his time was not infinite, however, finding a padawan in Karl Mordo. With a great sense of awareness, the Ancient One realized Mordo’s intentions were not as he hoped, ultimately recruiting Doctor Strange to take his place.
And while the Ancient One’s background may be a bit different in the MCU, that core mission remains the same. The Ancient One has lived, for centuries, to protect Earth from any threats that come its way and extend the magic of the Mystic Arts to those in need of it. And she did just that all the way up until her death when Doctor Strange became ready to continue her mission himself.
Even after passing, the Ancient One continues to live on in Strange’s mind akin to the Force ghosts of the Star Wars universe. That combination of sensational ability, keen awareness and genuine care for others makes the Ancient One an archetypal Jedi master.