Rui Carreira is an entertainment buff who writes about a myriad of different things... one of them being lists.
Who Were the Strongest Jedi of All Time?
I'm a huge Star Wars fan, and I often asked myself this question. Grading the strongest Jedi and comparing them against each other is hard, but it is a task I have enjoyed.
It took me countless hours, but I came up with my list, and I'm sharing it with you. It is possible that you don't know a lot of these Jedi because they are from several different Star Wars eras, and some of them don't appear in the movies.
It is also probable that you don't agree with this order. If so please leave me your order of choice in the comment section, so I can take a look.
A Jedi's strength may derive from his or her mastery of the lightsaber or the Force—both things a Jedi must master with care in order not to fall to the dark side.
Listing the strongest Jedi, we will be!
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Test your Jedi Knowledge
For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.
- What is it about Purple Lightsabers?
- They are Rare
- They tend to corrupt their users
- They are just different
- Can a Jedi marry?
- Did Darth Vader kill Luke's father?
- Was Count Dooku Luke Skywalker's master?
- Did Anakin Skywalker fight for the rebels of Yavin 4?
- They tend to corrupt their users
Interpreting Your Score
If you got between 0 and 1 correct answer: Jedi Apprentice
If you got between 2 and 3 correct answers: Jedi Knight
If you got 4 correct answers: Jedi Guardian
If you got 5 correct answers: Jedi Master
10: Jacen Solo
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Everybody liked Han Solo, and every geek has a poster of Princess Leia in her slave outfit. Well, Jacen Solo is their son.
Assassins, kidnappers, and burglars targeted Jacen, born on the planet Coruscant, from a very young age because his parents were so famous. When Jacen turned thirteen, he and his sister, Jaina Solo, started to train with their uncle, Luke Skywalker, toward becoming Jedi.
Their brother, Anakin Solo, who did not train to be a Jedi, fought in a war against a race called the Vongs, who nearly destroyed the new Republic. Anakin fought without his brother’s aid because Jacen was against violence and refused to fight. However, Jacen did agree to join an assassination force with his brother. When his brother was killed on that mission, Jacen was forced to become the leader, kill his enemies, and come back mourning all the way.
After that particular incident, Jacen Solo was captured by the Vongs and who held him hostage and tortured him for a year. Jacen fell to the dark side of the Force.
He managed to escape captivity and joined with the Jedi again, but his vision was blurry, and he had already fallen. He had a vision that if he didn’t join the Sith, he would kill Luke, and the galaxy would fall into chaos, so he became a Sith to prevent that future.
He was the one that killed Luke Skywalker’s love, Mara Jade. He tortured his apprentice Ben and continued down the road becoming Darth Caedus.
Fate had it that he would be killed by his twin sister Jaina, his former companion.
9: Ki-Adi Mundi
Ki-Adi Mundi was a Cerean who was always highly regarded by the Jedi Council. He even sat on the council before being a Jedi Master—one of the few to ever experience this honor!
His species is known to have a spectacularly low birth rate, so Ki-Adi Mundi was allowed to get married by the Jedi Council. He then gathered up five different spouses and eventually had seven children. This is one point in Ki-Adi Mundi’s favor (joking, I didn’t weigh this one).
Master Ki-Adi Mundi always played a huge role in wars and was on the front lines of every battle; he fought in the clone wars and almost died at the hands of General Grievous.
Ki-Adi Mundi dueled the famous dark Jedi-knight assassin Asajj Ventress and led countless assaults on his enemies. In the battle of Cerea, his entire family was murdered, which made Ki-Adi Mundi even more committed to his cause.
He always entered violent battles with his troops' complete loyalty. He often emerged from the chaos unarmed, and he was one of the only Jedi Masters to begin training while no longer a child (which makes his seat on the Council before becoming a master all the more remarkable). For all of this, he deserves a spot on this list.
8: Kit Fisto
A powerful Jedi knight and one of the order's greatest generals, Kit Fisto led the armies of the clones against the droid army—but where he becomes invincible is underwater. His underwater lightsaber skill and dexterity are legendary and a real beauty to gawk at.
General Grievous crossed paths with Kit Fisto once, and Fisto almost killed him—but Grievous captured Nahdar Vebb, Kit’s apprentice, and blackmailed him.
On his last evening alive, the great General and Legendary Swordmaster Kit Fisto and Mace Windu went to arrest Senator Palpatine—Darth Sidious.
Only against this Sith Lord did Kit Fisto perish, and he died fighting for what he believed.
7: Plo Koon
Remember Master Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn? Well, Plo Koon was one of his closest friends and allies.
He started his Jedi life as a Guardian, but he wasn’t mediocre at all, he was one of the orders’ greatest fighters ever! Whenever there was a mission that called for a Jedi who could beat overwhelming numbers and do the work of an elite task force alone with his lightsaber skills, Plo Koon was always the chosen one.
Plo Koon was a general in the Clone Wars and even a combatant in the Stark Hyperspace Wars (not related to Tony Stark, of course). The Jedi Masters wanted Plo Koon to join the council, but he refused because he wanted someone he thought to be a greater mind to join—Qui-Gon Jinn.
He joined the Jedi Council later on.
Master Tyvokka and Plo Koon were the best star fighters and were always chosen to partake in dangerous missions. On one of these missions, Tyvokka was shot down and killed, and Plo Koon rallied all of his forces and led his fleet towards a miraculous victory. This success gave him the honor of being a Hero of the Republic.
While his friends Ki-Adi Mundi and Kit Fisto commanded the ground troops, he commanded the air force. Unfortunately, the titan never had a fair fight, since Senator Palpatine ordered the Republic’s troops to shoot down Plo Koon’s fighter, eliminating the threat.
The Fall of the Jedi: Many Jedi Died Here, Including Ki-Adi Mundi and Plo Koon
6: Nomi Sunrider
Nomi Sunrider was married to a Jedi apprentice named Andur. When they were on a trip, they were ambushed by a slimy Hutt’s soldiers who wanted the crystals the apprentice was carrying. Nomi watched as the soldiers assassinated her husband, then picked up his lightsaber—she was to become the strongest female Jedi of all time!
She fought against one of the greatest—in my opinion, the greatest—Sith Lords of all time: Exar Kun. She severed another great Sith Lord’s connection to the Force using her immense power and was vital in ending the Great Sith War.
She became the Headmaster of the Jedi Order and rebuilt it because it was in pretty bad shape. Nome Sunrider lived millenniums before the movies, but her story lived on through Jedi Books and tomes of knowledge.
5: Obi-Wan Kenobi
Ben Kenobi, the old guy from the movies, is the same as Obi-Wan Kenobi—this, I'm sure, you knew. You also probably knew that Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the most popular Jedi in Star Wars history. Did you know that he deserved to be number five on this list though?
He was the master of both Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker, and he was the first Jedi in one thousand years to defeat a Sith Lord in one-on-one combat! He fought and defeated Darth Maul, the Sith that killed his master, Qui-Gon Jinn.
He was also one of the last members of the High Jedi Council.
Ki-Adi Mundi, the Jedi General we talked about earlier, was almost killed by General Grievous – and Obi-Wan Kenobi dueled and killed him, no sweat. He survived Order 66, the Jedi extermination in the video I showed earlier, and he made the hard decision to attack the Dark Lord Vader, Anakin Skywalker, his lost apprentice.
After a battle of epic proportions, Obi-Wan Kenobi defeated a Sith Lord in one-on-one combat yet again and left him to die. He then took the Sith's son, Luke Skywalker, to hide and later taught him the ways of the Force, to fight Darth Vader and Darth Sidious.
Darth Vader dueled Obi-Wan again, but this time Obi-Wan was old and tired. Obi-Wan used his death as an opportunity to encourage Luke to fight with a motive. He became one with the Force, and even after death, he guided Luke to Yoda and acted as an advisor throughout Luke’s life.
What Do You Think Matters Most?
4: Mace Windu
Before he gave the title to Master Yoda, Mace Windu was the Master of the Jedi Order. He was one of the best lightsaber masters ever and even created the seventh form of lightsaber combat, called Vaapad. Notice that he was the only practitioner of this fighting style that never, ever fall to the dark side.
He killed Jango Fett, the legendary bounty hunter, and was a great general, considered by everyone to be the best Jedi lightsaber duelist that ever lived.
His iconic purple lightsaber was colored by a rare crystal that gave it that color. The powerful Sith Lord Count Dooku escaped Mace Windu after Mace dueled him and won.
Kit Fisto was with Mace Windu on his final night—they went to arrest Darth Sidious and Sidious killed Kit Fisto, dueling Mace Windu after. When Mace Windu had almost won, Anakin Skywalker betrayed him, and the Great Jedi Master died by treachery.
Recognized by the Jedi Order as an amazing military strategist, Revan was extremely charismatic and influential. He was the poster child Jedi: a hero and a champion. The Mandalorians, a race of extremely hard combatants (extinct by the movie eras) called him the Butcher.
Revan was a great Sith Lord, but the Jedi Order captured him and cleaned his memory, so they could use this formidable warrior for their own cause. This was something the Jedis had never done before and shows you the respect they had for Revan.
Revan fell in love with Bastilla, and together they faced Revan’s apprentice, the new Sith Lord Malak. Revan invaded countless Sith bases, butchered infinite numbers of Sith soldiers, and killed dozens of Sith Apprentices and Masters until finally, he killed Darth Brandon—Malak’s apprentice.
Darth Malak captured Bastilla and converted her to the dark side of the Force, but Revan wouldn’t give up on love, dueling her and defeating her. She then asked him to turn to the dark side with her and assume his true identity. Raven refused and went on to kill Malak. Bastilla regained her senses for love and fought by the Republic as well.
Revan was declared a Hero of the Republic.
2: Master Yoda
This small guy was the Master of the Jedi Order and Leader of the Jedi Council the longest. Yoga trained a lot of Jedi, and he was known for his mastery of the Force and skills with lightsabers and vibroblades.
Even knowing that he had immense power, Yoda chose to teach the younglings and be a master, making the youngest of the orders receptive to knowledge and experience. He dedicated his whole life to teaching rather than fighting.
The ultimate Sith Master, Darth Sidious, dueled Master Yoda, but Yoda couldn’t beat him. He escaped, saying, “Into exile I must go. Failed, I have…"
1: Luke Skywalker
Luke was trained by Obi-Wan Kenobi and fought for the Rebels, representatives of the Republic. He became a Galactic Civil War hero, and he was also a stellar X-Wing pilot.
Luke destroyed the first Death Star, a severe blow to the Empire, and he invaded the station to stop the Empire from developing the second Death Star. During this mission, Vader caught him and brought him to the Emperor, Darth Sidious.
Sidious ordered them to fight each other and watched in delight as son fought father. Luke won and refused to turn to the dark side. Darth Sidious then used Force Lightning on Luke, but Vader turned to the light when he saw his son suffering, killing Sidious and dying shortly after.
After this, Luke founded a new Jedi Order and started training Jedi, becoming Grand Master.
Later, when Luke's nephew, Jacen Solo, killed Luke's love, Mara Jade, he struggled to understand why Jacen had fallen to the dark side. Luke was always labeled as invincible.
He could see the future and had abilities that no other Jedi ever had.
Bonus Section: From Sith Witch to Redeemed Jedi
Questions & Answers
Question: Isn't Rey a more powerful Jedi than Luke?
Answer: Rey is absolutely made to be overpowered. If you analyze it with the same lense, Rey will probably be stronger than all of these Jedi combined - but that is because Disney destroyed Star Wars.
Anakin Skywalker was literally the son of the Force, he was a prodigy with midi-chlorian levels far above Yoda, he was trained by the best in a time where the order was prosperous... and he still couldn't do half of what Rey - a scavenger with no training and no order behind her - can.
Rey is Disney giving every Star Wars fans the finger while saying to people that don't know Star Wars that is possible. Rey is impossible to exist alongside these guys.
Disney ruined Star Wars.
Question: Why isn't Yoda number one on this list of the strongest Jedi?
Answer: Luke Skywalker broadly surpasses Yoda, it's as simple as that.
Question: Why wasn't Qui-Gon-Jinn on the list as one of the strongest Jedi?
Answer: Qui-Gon-Jinn wasn't really able to hold his ground while in combat. His strength was in his mind, and Force domination.
Bear in mind that he lost a duel vs Darth Maul - strong but an apprentice - when he even had one of the strongest fighting Jedi by his side, even as just a padawan.
Qui-Gon is great, but he just doesn't make the Top...
Question: Why is Anakin Skywalker not on the list his midi-chlorien is even higher than that of Yoda?
Answer: Midi-Chlorians are a good measure of the potential of someone... In fact, Anakin Skywalker was on his way to becoming the undisputed strongest Jedi of all time... unfortunately he didn't develop to his full potential.
As he was right before being beaten by Obi-Wan, he was a very incomplete Jedi, with all his power being his amazing raw strength and dueling skills... He still focused too much on the martial aspect of the Force and didn't study his ways or develop his connection with the midi-chlorians yet.
Had he develop that side and force control, he would definitely be way better off... besides, I added him on my strongest Sith list instead.
Question: Is Darth Vader stronger than Darth Sidious?
Answer: Not at all.
Vader only killed Sidious because he was directing his power at Luke.
Question: How was the Sith created?
Answer: The Sith were a race of beings that were highly belligerent and attuned to the dark side. Initially, only the Sith Race could be a Sith, but they started allowing other races such as humans as time went by. The Sith Race has been extinct for some millennia now, but their legacy persists.
Question: Is Anakin Skywalker a powerful Jedi?
Answer: He is indeed one of the most powerful Jedi of all time.
However, he has two great handicaps going against him.
Firstly, he is good in one thing and one thing only - fighting.
He doesn't control the force, and I'm very suspicious that he can't have control over the force like Qui-Gon or even Obi-Wan because he had so much of it that its power was difficult to contain - having more FORCE midi-chlorians than Yoda and being young and reckless isn't the best combination.
Also, when he was first developing his potential he fell to the Dark Side, and he entered my Top list for Sith Lords of All time.
Question: Who is Darth Malak?
Answer: Malak was Revan's apprentice, but he fell to the Dark Side with Revan and after Revan was captured, he was made Dark Lord of the Sith in his place, becoming Darth Lord Malak
Question: Luke was trained pretty late in life compared to average padawans and that training was limited. Why so much animosity for Rey's talents?
Answer: Movie Luke is weak and wouldn't be Top 10 in this list. The books gave him lots more tools, development and training to achieve the number 1 spot he holds right here. Rey is blown out of the water for no reason. Her talents are purely plot armor. She's a Mary Sue and no one likes a Mary Sue.
Question: Disney sucks and is ruining the Star Wars franchise, would you agree?
Answer: 100% Agree
Question: Wasn't Yoda more powerful than Luke, since Luke was never able to fully do the same abilities that Yoda was able to do and Luke didn't have as much control over the force?
Answer: In the books, Luke surpassed Yoda in his abilities, managing to do everything Yoda did and more, that's the Luke on this list, since it's a pre-Disney list.
Question: Why isn’t Plo Koon on this list of the most powerful Jedi?
Answer: Plo Koon is on the list, look again!
Question: Seriously, why isn't Revan at the top of this list? BioWare has made him so overpowered he would wipe the floor with Luke in seconds with one hand tied behind his back and without a lightsaber. And where is the Hero of Tython?
Answer: You clearly played the games but failed to read the books.
Question: Would Luke have been wrecked if he had to 1v1 Mace Windu?
Answer: Movie Luke would definitely lose, but Luke from the books at his peak would landslide Windu down a Window.
Question: Are there any more types of lightsaber groups out there? For example you get Jedi and Sith but are there more groups like them but different practices?
Answer: Dark Jedi and Grey Jedi are also two groups to consider. And now, post-Disney, the Knights of Ren.
Question: In my opinion, Anakin is the most powerful Jedi! Although he didn’t reach his peak potential, he still managed to outdo everyone he had duels with. Did Anakin ever lose a duel?
Answer: You're wrong, Obi-Wan bested him, and Anakin was a master duelist.
Question: What about Kylo Ren? He dueled ray and survived
Answer: This list is pre-Disney, but since you're asking, Kylo is a Dark Jedi, he isn't a Sith.
Question: Did Vader ever learn the power of stopping the ones he loved from dying?
Answer: Never, the power was never there to begin with, Darth Sideous was bluffing. The only person Sideous knew how to prevent from dying was himself.
Question: Would Revan be able to take down Mace Windu in a 1v1?
Answer: Unfortunately no. Mace Windu specialized in duels while Revan's abilities were strategic and more suited to wars. On a duel, Windu's superior physical capabilities and style would slow down and drag Revan out until he could be slain.
Question: Where is Anakin Skywalker on this list of the most powerful Jedi?
Answer: On my other list of the Top 10 Sith Lords of All time.
Question: Is Rey now the most powerful Jedi?
Answer: If you take Disney Star Wars as canon and discard Legends... she is. If you keep Legends and EU canon then she isn't by a long shot.
Question: Does Revan still exist?
Answer: If you mean if he's alive during the movies, no, he died by then. If you mean Canon, yes, he is canon.
Question: Who is your favorite Jedi?
Answer: Revan would take that honor, followed by Jacen Solo maybe.
Question: Could Rey be harkening to a return of the ways of the ancient Jed'ai who were focused on maintaining a personal balance between light and dark rather than engaging in a war between the two, either of which could be seen as cause for the other, and this unbalance causing all the misery and turmoil in the galaxy?
Answer: I rather think she is just going to go Dark Side.
Question: Why isn’t Anakin Skywalker part of this list of powerful Jedi? He was a Jedi once.
Answer: You are absolutely right, and maybe I should have placed him at this list as well, however, I wrote this and the Sith Lords list at the same time and ended up placing Anakin on the other one.
Question: Why isn’t Anakin on this list despite that he had a higher midi-chlorian than any Jedi ever?
Answer: I placed him in my Top 10 Sith Lords list instead.
Question: How come Luke is above Yoda? Yoda is the strongest force user and best duelist...
Answer: Yoda was never the best duelist, but Luke is weaker than Yoda in the movies. However, he far surpasses Yoda in the books.
Question: What about T’ra Saa? Isn’t she a very powerful Jedi?
Answer: She is, but not top tier material, unfortunately.
Question: How is Luke the most powerful, Revan could easily beat him?
Answer: (X) Doubt.
Question: Was Revan in any of the movies?
Answer: No, but there will be a story on him soon enough.
Question: Isn't Fay a great Jedi redeemed by the order itself?
Answer: She is indeed.
Question: Is there any Jedi that had a chance against Sidious and also wich Jedi was the most powerful force user?
Answer: The most powerful Jedi is Luke Skywalker, and he would beat Sidious. Yoda in his prime, when he was younger, would also beat Darth Sidious.
Question: Do any of the Jedi have a chance at defeating Darth Sidious?
Answer: Yes. Luke Skywalker defeats Palpatine and Yoda at his prime would also probably do it.
Question: Why did all this non canon beat Anakin? And what? Vader became more powerful than if he had beaten Obi Wan, because the hate and pain the defeat gave him, right?
Answer: Let me guess. Disneyverse is canon to you?
Question: Is Luke Skywalker more powerful than Exar Kun?
Answer: Yes, he is.
Question: Luke is under Yoda. Yoda trained him right?
Answer: Luke trained with Yoda yes, for a short while, but then surpassed him after Yoda's death and some years into the future.
Question: Why is Kit Fisto on this list? He died so easily when facing Palpatine.
Answer: This passes unnoticed to many, but if you go review that part of the clip, you'll see that he was the one to get attacked as Sidious used his Force Scream, which disables opponents momentarily. He only died easily because of that, he was fighting the strongest Sith ever and was the unlucky guy to be hit when the Force Scream hit.
Question: Where’s Rey?
Answer: In a Post-Disney list. This is a Pre-Disney list, as mentioned in other answers.
Question: Revan was power. Looking at him was like staring into the heart of the force. Luke is a pathetic Jedi in the grand scheme of things, why isn't Revan top of this list? Revan learns literally every force power there is. Revan would have beaten Palpatine, no question.
Answer: I Highly disagree with you. Revan was powerful and his on this list, but Luke simply crushes him - note that Im talking about pre-Disney Luke, not Post-Disney Luke)
Question: What is Luke’s most powerful power with the force?
Answer: You know what? I really don't know, there are some really impressive powers, and the way you rate them depends on the variables you choose to rank them for. He could move black holes, how cool is that? He could stay still in 1cm of a black hole and he would not be sucked or even move an inch, and he could move black holes at massive distances. He could walk on lava, float, be one with the force, freeze people mid-air, disable or hack into technology remotely. A huge roll of absurd powers. He was God.
Question: 1v1 Revan vs Yoda who would win?
Answer: Both on their prime, Yoda would win. Yoda old as he appears on the movies vs Revan, Revan would win. Remember, one of Revan's highest strengths was to make others follow him, so 1v1 isn't his specialty.
Question: You put Raven on this list of top Jedi, and he was also a Sith. This would allow you to put Anakin on this list, too. Why is he not on this list? He is on the top list of Siths, like Raven.
Answer: Revan achieved his full power on both sides, while Anakin capped on the Sith side but didn't cap on the Jedi one.
Question: Why is Ki-Adi-Mundi weaker than Kit?
Answer: Kit won in several categories, including lightsaber dueling.
Question: Why didn't Ray turn ugly when she used force lightning?
Answer: That wasn't Disney-friendly. Also, she is perfect, no way anything has an impact on her and her infinite force. Just another reason why Disneyverse is so bad.
Question: is Luke more powerful than Exar Kun?
Answer: Legends Luke is more powerful than Exar Kun, Disney's Luke is weaker than Exar Kun.
Question: Isn't Anakin more powerful than Darth Sidious?
Answer: Anakin has the potential to be the strongest force sensitive in the Saga, but he never realizes his potential and loses half his power when he turns Vader.
Question: Yoda could have tossed Luke around making him the stronger Jedi, right?
Answer: Only post-Disney. Pre-Disney it would be Luke to win the fights.
Question: Why is Rey so powerful?
Answer: Because she is a Mary Sue and a character that should be discarded.
Question: Isn’t Yoda stronger than Luke Skywalker?
Answer: If you consider Disney, then yes. If you consider the EU and Legends, then no.
Question: Why is Darth Vader not on the list, isn't he more powerful than Obi-Wan Kenobi?
Answer: He is only stronger than Obi-Wan when Obi-Wan is old. At his prime, Obi counters him.
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Noah Blain on August 27, 2020:
Come on people we all know who the strongest really is and thats reavn
unnamed on August 16, 2020:
By the way the quiz asks if darth vader killed Luke’s father and I said yes. It said I was wrong. This makes no sense. In ROTS Yoda says vader consumed Anakin. In ANH obi wan says he(vader) killed Anakin. In ROTJ Old Ben explains to Luke how what he told him was true.
unnamed on August 15, 2020:
unnamed on August 15, 2020:
The Q&A says:
Question:Disney sucks and is ruining the Star Wars franchise, would you agree?
Could you please tell me why you agree?
Count Dooku on July 26, 2020:
Rey isn’t the most powerful Jedi and Disney did not ruin Star Wars people. Yoda took 2 seconds to knock out two red guards, Rey took a few minutes to kill 5-10.
Count Dooku on July 26, 2020:
@Chocolate Cake anakin is more powerful than obi wan, anakin lost because he was an idiot not because of power. Of course, if you are including wisdom and judgement as a type of power, than yes obi wan is better than anakin. Anakin is physically more powerful, obi wan is mentally more powerful.
Chocolate Cake on July 25, 2020:
A better list:
2. Mace Windu
3. Obi-Wan Kenobi
4. Anakin Skywalker
5. Luke Skywalker
6. Plo Koon
7. Kit Fisto
8. Ki-Adi Mundi
Count Dooku on July 24, 2020:
@Plo nope. Yoda spared with every Jedi hundreds of times and plo koon only beat him once. Yoda once defeated plo koon, saesee tiin, and agen kolar WITHOUT using a lightsaber.
Plo on July 11, 2020:
PLO should be near the top because PLO has defeated yoda before and not many jedis can
Swayam on July 09, 2020:
Why Anakin Skywalker is not in the list. He was the choosen one and was born to be most powerful and to bring balance between dark side and light side of force.
Also he defeated Count Dooku in battle. He was a prodigy .
drytuid on May 21, 2020:
Where is Meetra Surik???!!!! She singlehandedly defeated Nihilus Sion and even Traya! What? Also Jacen Solo is here but Jeina isn't which is weird since she singlehandedly defeated him as a Sith. I mean what? plus, Anakin should very much be on this list. He was awesome.
T on May 21, 2020:
Revan should be 1, he had powers that far surpassed any other living or non living being, it’s because he is the only person to achieve the ranks of both Jedi master and with lord, his full understanding of the force allowed him to do things such as teleport over the distance of a galaxy. Also you didn’t mention how plo koon is one of the only Jedi who can use a light side of the force version of force lighting.
Rui Carreira (author) from Torres Novas on May 07, 2020:
Rey is just bad fan fiction as far as I'm concerned. Kathleen Kennedy ruined Star Wars
GrandMaster Knowledge on May 06, 2020:
Okay, so basically Rey is the strongest Jedi ever no doubt. Though Disney truly should have brought Anakin back to fulfill is destiny, Rey did it for him. They completely screwed up her story, if they had shown how she got that powerful in a better way (in my opinion I think she should have fell to the dark side, killed Ben, been palpatines apprentice, then fell back to the light side of the force after failing to kill palpatine in the attempt to become the Sith Lord instead of apprentice, then fell upon anakin, the chosen one, who would then like palpatine use her body as his replacement making him be the one fulfilling the prophecy.) Yes my story could be more elaborate and fine details could be made, I think that would be AWESOME to see and not only that, it would show anakin has mastered both sides of the force, truest showing his power and how equal he truly is. If the whole story was written by me, I wouldn’t change the first trilogy at all, but Anakin IS the chosen one, why did you just kill him off like that? Anyways, overall what I’m saying is out of all and most popular opinion, Anakin Skywalker was the most powerful, but in all truthfulness, it was Rey who took that title.
Tyler on April 12, 2020:
You should do a list of the top Jedi who never corrupted or strongest bounty hunters
Iwillnotgoquiet on April 09, 2020:
Thank you for proving you don't actually know that much about Star Wars. Midichlorians don't provide any sort of power, they carry the will of the force, not its power which was even stated in The Phantom Menace. lol
Rui Carreira (author) from Torres Novas on March 24, 2020:
The list isn't open to changes, so I hope it's not that :p
Noam Nederby Jessen on March 23, 2020:
Can i talk to you about your list on discord?
Roast beef on February 10, 2020:
I saw a comment about anakin is the strongest jedi but he hadn't reached his full potential but that's why he isn't he didn't get his full potential that's why he isn't on it
Sam on February 08, 2020:
Is Luke Skywalker more powerful than Exar Kun.
Jake on January 01, 2020:
I feel like it should be like this
(0. Anakin Skywalker. Had he achieved his full potential he would have been stronger than Abeloth)
1 Revan. Willed himself back to life, could teleport and cause massive Force storms, could move and crash entire fleets through the Force, and who almost defeated the Sith Emperor. Was incredibly proficient with a lightsaber. Meetra Surik called him to be more powerful than Darth Nihilus, who consumed an entire planet with his voice alone
2. Hero of Tython. Defeated the Sith Emperor (albeit weakened) and who broke the Sith Emperor's control over him under Orgus Din's guidance and defeated everything the Sith Empire could throw at him.
3. The Barsen'thor. Could trap powerful entities within his mind and imprison them and could resurrect others as well as being one of the most feared Force users of the time.
4. Luke Skywalker. EU Luke Skywalker.
5. Satele Shan. Could block lightsabers with their bare hands and wielded a double-bladed lightsaber better than Darth Maul.
6. Galen Marek
7. Mace Windu
10. Bastila Shan
What? on December 16, 2019:
I see no Anakin
Amalendu Barik on October 16, 2019:
Mace windu is still alive
If darth maul survive a fall and Anakin a Force lighting (in prequels vs count dooku for the first time) why not mace windu
Bluey on September 24, 2019:
Vagelis on August 29, 2019:
Yeah sorry to ruin for you all, but Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader are the strongest Jedi and Sith Lord, although Darth Vader may also be classified as a Jedi (Anakin Skywalker, Return of the Jedi) and together they are the most powerful. Screw cartoon gibberish junk rankings. Midi chlorians prove it all as well, and comments about Darth Vader's skills not reacing full potential is plain dumb... The whole Star Wars Saga is based on two things, the Force, and Anakin and Luke Skywalker. Period!
Jesse on August 26, 2019:
Yoda should be the best
Rui Carreira (author) from Torres Novas on August 26, 2019:
Hell no! I Hate her...
Anakin on August 24, 2019:
glad rey aka mary sue isn't here
Galen Marek on August 01, 2019:
GALEN MUTHAFUKIN' MAREK
G on June 15, 2019:
What about Galen Marek, aka Starkiller?
jubiscreudo on June 07, 2019:
Rey is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
just the dank akatuski on June 03, 2019:
whats the point of force control without strategy and leader,if no strategy or leadership is used your dead so in a lightsaber fight you dont just swing rapidly you have to think of the right moment and anaylize the opponents moves or you die,so i thing strategy and leader ship should be higher than force control
g on May 02, 2019:
Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on April 15, 2019:
This was a great list. I tended to like the Barabel Jedi who took on Aboleth in the Fate of the Jedi series. She whipped up on the force entity, helping to drive her out of the Jedi Temple. Jana Solo was the only Jedi I recall who was recognized as "Sword of the Jedi." That's pretty special, too. Nevertheless, this was great reading.
on February 22, 2019:
LolHi I agree that Anakin should be up there with Luke and Yoda but Luke is stronger than Anakin. It may be sad to say but it is true. I think Anakin should be ranked number 3 after Yoda and Luke.
Darth Nexus on February 05, 2019:
Luke Skywalker(Old canon and new) is by far the most powerful the most powerful jedi to have ever lived since the dawn of the jedi, I mean let's face it, what he did against Abeloth was insane and amazing. But let us not forget the power of Revan. Revan is by far more powerful than yoda. Kit fisto and mundi are iffy. Satele and Bastila Shan were way more powerful than both of them. I think Plo koon deserves a spot on this list solely because of how great of a strategist and pilot he was, but Mundi and Fisto are nothing compared to the battle meditation skills of Bastila and Satele Shan.
So i think top 5 would be:
1. Luke Skywalker
4. Satele Shan
5. Bastila Shan
BEWARE DANGER on December 13, 2018:
Yeh true Kyle Chen, thats what I've been trying to say
Kyle Chen on December 10, 2018:
What the heck, I thought Yoda was better than Luke Skywalker!!!
The Philosopher Who Could Care Less on November 20, 2018:
Everyone misses the point of the mythos, greatest doesn’t always mean most powerful or the strongest. Star Wars, being an ever revealing commentary on society while relying on Campbell’s Hero’s Journey & other works, greatest Jedi is whomever you identify with... Campbell said, we are all the Heroes in our lives. Most identify with Luke, some identify with a muppet puppet in Yoda and a younger generation may relate to Rey once she becomes a Jedi in the Cinematic Universe. The list includes several genre by many different writers. The strongest Jedi is more than likely who you relate too or the hero’s journey you enjoy the most. While age and experience may give Yoda the advantage in teaching others but Yoda brought forth the Emperor and the ruin of the galaxy. Luke and Yoda walked a similar path, Yoda had the chance to end Darth Sidious early on like Luke with Kylo, both chose the same path. With all the council, Yoda couldn’t defeat Sidious in his journey but Luke did in his journey by believing in the conflict of his father.
The writer’s of Luke’s journey, made him almost invincible but not perfect. TLJ wasn’t well thought out as it related to those before it but for a younger generation it was more relatable to today. Just like some of the written material, it continued the story over time which makes all heroes and their deeds greater.
Could Yoda beat Luke - Yes, but could Luke beat Yoda and the answer is Yes! The greatest doesn’t always win but identify more with Luke than I do with a muppet that lived 900 years just like religion today the mythos carries through. I’ll take my chances with Luke who propelled the ‘Chosen One or Anakin’ to fulfill the prophecy. Lucas himself said as much...
If Lucas is the writer of the myth, it’s Luke because the others are a part of his journey...
BTW- I remember when Star Wars released and Luke was seen as whiny bitch and many didn’t like Mark Hamill as Luke. Had this series been written in a more a matriarchal society, it would’ve been Leia. As we move towards a more equal society - it’s becoming Rey’s time and no I’m not a fan on Rian Johnson, Kennedy or Abrams’ Rey characters. Ret’s journey to become a Jedi has been far too easy but then again some journey’s are easier than others. Daisy is a great actress, she deserved a better storyline and we deserved to see more of Luke’s journey. The 9th story should’ve been the passing of the torch of Luke to Rey. Now who the hell knows, Luke will be a force ghost or come back from the dead. If he comes back from the dead that ends the discussion of the greatest...
Either way, it’ll be an easy win for Rey and we will realize at the end of the day Disney made another billion or 2... Yes, TLJ was the worst pile of shit since watching Episodes 1-3: Anakin you’re breaking my heart!
BEWARE DANGER on November 03, 2018:
I mean like, like we're literally talking a jedi master whose lived up to nearly 1000 years man.
BEWARE DANGER on November 03, 2018:
Oh hell no asad darth vader's son may be very powerful but hes not more powerful than the yoda in the star wars the new episodes one two and three. Maybe not even close. i mean like seriously he only had a few years of fighting against darth vader and something like a total of a few days of training from other masters while yoda had a few HUNDRED years of training and hes definitely earned his place at the top of the jedi council
that cool giy on October 27, 2018:
Luke is not more powerful than Yoda
LolHi on September 27, 2018:
Kidding me Anakin is not Top 10? This page is the most shitty place i have ever landed. First of all Windu is stronger than Revan. Seconds Ananin is 1st or 2nd with Yoda and Luke should be out off the top 10 instead of Anakin. If he is more powerful than Yoda why he couldnt defend his force Lightning in Episode 6
Asad on September 26, 2018:
Luke is the most powerful jedi
BEWARE DANGER on September 24, 2018:
Agreed Lord Amir
Lord Amir on September 16, 2018:
Slap yourself for putting Luke ahead of "Yoga."
James Dowson on August 06, 2018:
Revan in no way belongs at number 3. Nobody else on this list comes remotely close to being any sort of match for him, singly or together.
Denis on August 06, 2018:
Revan was able to become one of the strongest Sith Lords and Jedi Master of all time, that would should account for something. He managed to use his intelligence and charisma more than the other short thinkers of the Jedi Order and the Sith. While most of the Sith were dedicating their lives to a certain aspect of their power, he was actually using his intelligence, training and gained abilities to influence the entire state of the Universe towards an overall good. Unlike the other characters who were reacting to circumstances and antagonists, he was actually planning ahead and trying to build a safer future for everybody.
Tyler on June 21, 2018:
Why hasn’t anybody mentioned Asajj Ventress? She may have been a Sith apprentice, but the Rule of Two came into effect and Darth Tyrannus (or Tyranus) (also Count Dooku) betrayed her. She fell in love, but that was the key to her becoming a Jedi and being reinstated into the Order. After having been a Sith apprentice, she must’ve impressed them to be even let into that region of Coruscant.
H on June 21, 2018:
Yoda better than Luke also yoda's father
hi on June 17, 2018:
Kinda confused why Anakin isn't on here. But I do agree with Luke being top. Revan was powerful but no where near lukes degree of power, anyone who says so clearly has no knowledge of the lore.
Lucid1219 on June 14, 2018:
I liked both your Jedi and Sith lists but I was so disappointed that Galen Marek Starkiller wasn’t in any of them he is my all time favorite
Raisin on June 06, 2018:
Where is Darth Vader? Why is Ben at 5? Mace was good but not better then Ben. And maybe Darth Maul?
leroy on June 06, 2018:
I think this is the best list I have seen so far
Solo movie on May 30, 2018:
I love Ben solo
Revan on May 29, 2018:
Revan can beat up Yoda and Luke Skywalker
Another Nerd on May 15, 2018:
You forget rey
Alec on May 08, 2018:
Jacen Solo/Ben Solo may have been a user of the dark side but he never turned from light to dark to do that you must become a sith ben solo is never a sith he believes in the dark side more then the light he is still technically a jedi padiwan
Loading... on May 08, 2018:
I was doing reading on the purple light saber, and it says that people that wield the purple light saber are able to use powers from both the light and dark side without being corrupted.
Eric E. on April 25, 2018:
Luke is not better then Revan, Revan ended up becoming a Grand Master after him and Bastila went off after defeating the sith and even helped kill Nihlus and Scion and Traya and became even stronger then Yoda.
ExarKun66 on April 10, 2018:
Also, where is Kyp Durron! and Gantoris, and Streen, and Kirana ti?!
ExarKun66 on April 10, 2018:
mike, you are wrong. also, rui, you said yoga instead of yoda in the yoda part of this.
Mike on April 10, 2018:
Actually the most powerful jedi was anakin skywalker. He was only defeated by luke because he no longer had real arms and legs and grew weak after being defeated by obi wan. He was only defeated by obi wan because he had not reached his full potential. He also had the most medichlorians if any jedi and if you didnt know medichlorians are units of measurements for the force. Anakin is different drom vader as anakin is a jedi vader isnt. Also jacen solo no longer exists if you have seen the new movies you would know he is nown as ben solo and he fell to the dark side.
Star Wars Fan on April 09, 2018:
Where is Ahsoka Tano? Luke shouldn't be first. Jorus C'baoth should be #1.
wrong on April 03, 2018:
yodas the best man and mace windu isnt in the right place and you siad yoga
jaoren66 on April 02, 2018:
dude, you made a mistake! you said yoga
instead of yoda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! plus, where is ahsoka, and yarael poof? and where are the best jedi, like streen, gantoris, and mara jade and jaina solo!?
Anonymous on March 20, 2018:
Why is Haden solo on list if Ben solo is the son in the movies
Star Wars on March 18, 2018:
Luke is not the best, its Anakin
Star trek is star wreck on March 12, 2018:
i read all the comments but i belive that the best jedi are evin piel
Mando on March 12, 2018:
Why TF do people keep saying Anakin Skywalker is the best. He wasn't a full committed Jedi like all these on the list such as Luke Skywalker. Master Yoda he is not considered the best because he did not complete the task of the Jedi as they were to do. But I might be wrong according to others. I believe Luke is the best due to him having immense power in the comic books and how he defeated Kilo Ren by becoming one with the force.
Dude on March 11, 2018:
what about Galen Marek?
pokegirl on March 08, 2018:
geez master yoda is the best! the oldest and wisest!?
Jake on March 06, 2018:
Galen Marek is the most powerful jedi, not Luke Skywalker.
Truth on March 04, 2018:
Makes sense for luke to be #1, I know, he looked bad in the movies. But in comics he literally took on the most powerful force sensitive being to ever exist, (with help), he could levelentire army's with his force push.
Wow on March 02, 2018:
I am very dissapointed to see that Anakin Skywalker wasn't #1 on this list. He is more powerful than Yoda. Luke is not the most powerful. Why do people think he is?
Someone on March 01, 2018:
Lantz Fisher on February 21, 2018:
Yoda deserves to be #1 even though he failed to defeat Darth Sidious
HATERS BACK OFF DAB ON THEM HATERS
no on February 21, 2018:
you did ok
Josh on February 02, 2018:
Disappointed to not see Eeth Koth or Luminara Unduli
Lantz Fisher on February 02, 2018:
Yoda deserves to be #1 he is the best even though he failed to defeat Darth Sidious
Dakaya on January 31, 2018:
well u see every one knows that the Revan is the best of the best jedi
Your mom on January 29, 2018:
They misted Anakin the freeking chosen one and Luke didn’t even know the force existed until he met obi wan
And to be true my favourite is qui gon jinn he da best
job on January 25, 2018:
yoda the best
Taylor on January 19, 2018:
marouane n on January 15, 2018:
all I have to say is anakin is by far the most powerful
jj on January 10, 2018:
interesting & informative
Batman on January 07, 2018:
Guy Spaghetti on January 07, 2018:
Are we including video games? If so then I think Galen Marek deserves to be on this list. IIRC he brought down a star destroyer on his own and badly wounded Vader.
Someone on January 07, 2018:
Seeing as Revan is not canon then I'm pretty sure that Satele Shan should be somewhere on this list
Yoda for no.1 on January 06, 2018:
Yoda should totally be on number 1. Mace Windu on number two. How is ankikan/Darth Vader and qui gon Jin not on there
Fjrjnr on December 30, 2017:
Have yall seen clone wars (animated yet canon) anakin
LukeSkywalker on December 28, 2017:
Why is Jacen Solo on the list? I barely even know him. If they are putting Jacen Solo on the list, they should put Anakin Skywalker on. Except he is not in The Last Jedi, The Force Awakens, and Rouge One.
Camille on December 15, 2017:
It REALLY doesn’t make sense that Anakin isn’t on this list. I mean he was the Chosen One. He was supposed to destroy the Sith. 6 movies were based around his character. If his character didn’t exist there wouldn’t be movies.
Sigh... on December 15, 2017:
There are so many more powerful jedi who should be on this list. What about the 'Sword of the Jedi' who defeated Jason routenely throughout their childhood and defeated him when he went darkside. I say she should have at least been in the top 5. This list has way too many prequel trilogy Jedi to be accurate.
Harry Potter and Star Wars fan on December 12, 2017:
real useful, i did need clarification
Gabagul on November 19, 2017:
Also your quiz is wrong about purple lightsabers corrupting their hosts. Their colour of kyber crsytal that chooses them represents who they are and in no way actually corrupts them
Gabagul on November 19, 2017:
Author, did you forget Cade Skywalker? LOL easily the most powerful
Darth Plagueis on November 16, 2017:
Why is Anakin not here? he could've defeated Fisto and Plokoon at the least but actually could've taken Obi Wan too
Lukes dad Mr. Vader on October 11, 2017:
We all agree Obi Wan is top 5. Don't forget he had years more train than Ani. Plus Obi got his butt handed to him by lord Dookuu, and Anikan barely broke a sweat the second time they fought. If Anikan fought any Jedi or sith while he was still sane he would I believe win all. But the question that really gets me is luke became so powerful and he didn't begin any training until he was 17. So my question is would the son or daughter be able to defeat Anikan?
SW Fan4life on October 11, 2017:
I'm no expert but as far as I know yoda was the only Jedi or sith that truly became one with the force. Anikan had way more mideclorians the him. So I'd have to say Anikan was the most powerful, but best fighter or best choker or lightning user or duelest isn't what the question it's who was the most powerful and to that it would have to be Anikan Darth Lord Vader Skywalker. And if there had to be a #2 it would be Luke and Lea. The force created the Skywalker family so logically they would be the purest living being period. But that's just the opinion of a star wars fan.