In the Star Wars world, there are a slew of strong Jedi who work to protect the peace in the Galaxy Far, Far Away. Using the enigmatic Force, they manage to keep (largely) order against the known Sith Lords and their troops. The Jedi have a diverse variety of backgrounds, which makes them an intriguing set of individuals, especially when they go from tradition to train someone new! However, there are individuals who are extremely strong and are frequently at the center of the narrative. We’ve prepared and ranked a list of the finest of the best.
7. Rey Skywalker
Rey Skywalker was never an official member of the Jedi Order, which adds to her strength. Despite having no official training, Rey learned to control her talents in an extraordinarily short period of time. When she sought Luke for instruction, he anticipated a situation similar to Ben Solo’s and was hesitant to assist her. But Rey’s fortitude paid off, as she learned enough to save the Jedi Order and restore hope to the galaxy.
6. Ben Solo / Kylo Ren
Despite spending most of his screen time as the terrifying commander of the First Order, Kylo Ren, the Jedi behind him is a true force to be reckoned with. His strength was so strong that he scared Luke Skywalker, which speaks something about the power he possessed the entire time. Unfortunately, like his grandpa Anakin, Ben succumbed to the Dark Side and utilized his abilities to oppose the Jedi. Despite this, he merits this slot because, near the end of his life, he demonstrated that he was still decent deep down and only needed someone — Rey — to think that about him.
Grogu, despite his charming looks, deserves to be on this list. Throughout Disney+’s The Mandalorian, he utilizes his skills to save Din Djarin despite having no training. Grogu’s power may surpass Master Yoda’s with the correct training, making him not just one of the most powerful Jedi, but also the one with the most promise. Grogu began his Jedi training and performed admirably, despite the fact that his heart was not fully in it. His strength is still incredibly outstanding, and he is likely to grow considerably stronger if he is not properly trained. With the announcement of Season 3 of The Mandalorian, we can’t wait to watch Grogu use his talents to defend those around him and secure his place in Jedi lore!
4. Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader
Anakin Skywalker is possibly the central figure in the Star Wars universe. It was his descent towards the Dark Side that triggered the Original Trilogy, and he became a cautionary tale (and, in some cases, an inspiration) for the characters of the Sequels. However, he demonstrated his full might several times throughout the Prequel trilogy. Count Dooku, although having a cybernetic limb, is one of these cases.
His terrible transformation into Darth Vader is possibly the most striking deed of all, as he never gave up. Darth Vader has clearly become disillusioned with his existence by the end of the Original Trilogy. In one final act of bravery, he tosses Palpatine into the heart of the Death Star while under assault by Force Lightning. All Anakin needed was someone to believe in him, which Luke did all the way through.
3. Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi Wan Kenobi is a calm and unassuming old strange neighbor of Luke’s on Tatooine in A New Hope. But he met Darth Vader himself (not for the first time) and demonstrated that his age was not a hindrance to his strength. That power was always present.
Obi Wan is the smooth-talking yet committed Jedi from the Prequels, earning him a spot on this list. He was a loyal Padawan who saw his Master die, but instead of giving up, he vowed to continue striving for a better galaxy. After his confrontation with Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace, Obi-Wan realized the full extent of his power and utilized it to instruct Anakin Skywalker as best he could.
2. Luke Skywalker
Despite his late start in Jedi training, Luke Skywalker excelled and rose to become one of the most powerful Jedi of his generation. His lowly background made him appear to be a non-threat, but this was far from the case. His need for adventure was quenched when he met Jedi Master Obi-Wan, and in a short period of time, he’d mastered the Jedi way and put his skills to good use. Unlike his father, he never completely surrendered to the Dark Side, and he had a significant beneficial influence on the galaxy, even bringing Darth Vader back to the light when many feared he was gone forever. Luke demonstrated his might in his final moments by projecting an image of himself to save the Resistance, one of the greatest Jedi actions in the whole universe. Luke Skywalker’s power was continuously demonstrated, from battling stormtroopers to saving hundreds of live.
Yoda, the most powerful Jedi Master, is the most powerful of all. This is hardly surprising given that he was the leader of the Jedi Order in the Prequels and was admired for his accomplishments during the Original Trilogy. Yoda’s might is unrivaled, and he posed a serious threat to Darth Vader and the Imperials. Some of his fellow Jedi on this list (including Luke Skywalker) might not have been taught at all if it hadn’t been for his tutelage. Without Yoda, the Star Wars universe would be very different – and not in a good way.