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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4. Obi-Wan Kenobi

One of the most influential teachers in galactic history, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi’s career spanned decades. Obi-Wan would spend much of his life in hiding after the Jedi Order fell, however, he never disappeared completely, and played a pivotal role in the Rebellion’s struggle against the Empire.

Good-humored, somewhat sarcastic, but always incredibly wise, Obi-Wan rose quickly through the ranks of the Order to eventually sit on the Jedi High Council. Along with his Padawan Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan participated in almost every important battle of the Clone Wars, embarking on journeys across planets as a general.

Incredibly attuned to the Force, Obi-Wan, along with a few others, could sense that darkness was looming on the horizon. Despite this, he was unable to stop Emperor Palpatine’s evil plan, and Anakin would fall to the Dark Side and become Darth Vader. Although Obi-Wan was forced to hide on Tatooine, he would watch over Anakin’s son, Luke, for most of his childhood. Even when he was cut down by Vader on the Death Star, Obi-Wan would appear to Luke as a Force ghost for the majority of his life.

One of the most well-known and respected Jedi to have ever lived, Obi-Wan Kenobi’s wisdom knew no bounds. From the battlefields of the Clone Wars to lecturing Luke Skywalker on Dagobah, Obi-Wan played a major role in the galaxy’s struggle for freedom. He has entrenched himself as one of the most popular Jedis among throngs of fans, and that likely won’t change any time soon.