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DarkStar Star Wars Character Database: Qui-Gon Jinn

19 May 2023  |  Captain Rex

Qui-Gon Jinn - The Wise and Intuitive Jedi Master

Qui-Gon Jinn is a renowned Jedi Master from the Star Wars universe, characterized by his wisdom, intuition, and unorthodox approach to the ways of the Force. As the mentor of Obi-Wan Kenobi and the one who discovers Anakin Skywalker, Qui-Gon plays a critical role in shaping the future of the Jedi Order and the galaxy as a whole.

Character Description

Qui-Gon Jinn, a human from the planet Coruscant, is a highly skilled and powerful Jedi Master who holds a deep understanding of the Force. As a master of lightsaber combat and an exceptional negotiator, Qui-Gon is often called upon to resolve conflicts throughout the galaxy. Despite his prowess, Qui-Gon is not without controversy, as his unorthodox views and methods often put him at odds with the Jedi Council.

In The Phantom Menace, Qui-Gon and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi are tasked with negotiating a trade dispute between the Trade Federation and the planet Naboo. The mission takes an unexpected turn when they encounter a young Anakin Skywalker, whom Qui-Gon believes to be the prophesied Chosen One. Despite the Council's objections, Qui-Gon is determined to train Anakin as a Jedi, convinced that the boy is destined to bring balance to the Force.

Tragically, Qui-Gon's life is cut short when he is killed by Darth Maul during the Battle of Naboo. Before his death, he implores Obi-Wan to train Anakin, setting in motion the events that would ultimately lead to the rise of Darth Vader and the fall of the Jedi Order. Qui-Gon's legacy, however, endures through his mastery of the Force and his ability to become one with it, allowing him to communicate with the living as a Force ghost.

Appearances in Star Wars Media

  • Film: The Phantom Menace - Qui-Gon Jinn discovers Anakin Skywalker, battles Darth Maul, and is ultimately killed, but not before passing on his beliefs and teachings to his Padawan, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
  • Various novels, comics, and games in the Star Wars canon - Qui-Gon Jinn's story is further explored and expanded upon in numerous books, comics, and video games set in the Star Wars universe.
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