The top 25 most-powerful Jedi throughout the Star Wars galaxy

Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). Photo: Lucasfilm.
Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). Photo: Lucasfilm. /
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The Star Wars galaxy is filled with fictional histories that can be traced back far beyond the theatrical films. It should come as no surprise, then, that the Jedi Order, the most well-recognized faction from the franchise, also has a rich background of characters.

During the height of the Galactic Republic, there were hundreds of Jedi Padawans, Knights and Masters spread throughout the galaxy, venturing forth in a quest to maintain balance in the Force. While many of these Jedi characters have minor roles in their medium (film, television, novelizations), there are a select few that played a major part in the franchise.

Many of these Jedi have endeared themselves among fans and thus have become a large part of pop culture in the real world. From the high-flying lightsaber acrobatics of the prequels to the quest to defeat the Empire, even someone who isn’t into science fiction will likely have an awareness of the Jedi Order.

With phrases like “may the Force be with you” becoming mainstream since the release of Episode IV: A New Hope, the Jedi have certainly made their cultural mark. However, with so many to choose from, it’s not easy to decide who should rise to the top. After all, there are a ton of options to pick, but not all of the Jedi were necessarily that memorable.

There were many very powerful Jedi throughout the galaxy, many of whom became legends among the galaxy. From their use and knowledge of the force to lightsaber combat, learning the ancient Jedi religion was no easy task. However, for those select few who mastered the Force, a spot in galactic history awaited.

All of the following background and biographical information on these characters comes from Wookieepedia, a Star Wars resource website. With that being said, here are the top 25 most powerful Jedi in the Star Wars canonized universe.