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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Ki-Adi-Mundi was a Cerean alien who sat on the Jedi Council. Photo: /

10. Ki-Adi-Mundi

Don’t let his soft-spoken nature fool you, Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi was one of the most adept warriors of the Clone Wars. As a Cerean, his large skull possessed a binary brain, which allowed Mundi to observe multiple sides of an argument at the same time. This would come in tremendously handy in both battle and on the Jedi High Council.

As a wise and powerful Master, Mundi would become one of the earliest generals of the Clone Wars, and would soon command one of the largest clone battalions. He would helm multiple campaigns of the war on numerous planets, including the Outer Rim Sieges and multiple battles on Geonosis.

A shining moment in Mundi’s career as a Jedi came towards the end of the war, when Jedi Master Quinlan Vos was captured by the Separatists’ leader, Count Dooku. Mundi helped helm a mission to rescue Vos, and succeeded with ease, garnering him further respect among the Jedi High Council.

Ki-Adi-Mundi’s pressuring and calm demeanor allowed him to speak freely with even hardened Jedi Masters like Mace Windu. Despite his abilities on the battlefield, he most often preferred to use conventional tactics, and resorted to his lightsaber as a last resort.

Unfortunately, Mundi would be yet another victim of Emperor Palpatine’s malicious Order 66. While leading a battalion on the planet Mygeeto, Mundi’s clone troopers turned against him and shot him in the back. Ki-Adi-Mundi became one of the first victims of the Great Jedi Purge, and despite his death, remained one of the most prominent Masters of his era.