No one can imagine Star Wars movies without the powerful and enigmatic Jedi warriors. With the new movie set to release around Christmas 2017, there is a lot of excitement in the air. The new Star Wars movie trailer for the Star Wars: The Last Jedi is out and it looks all mysterious and exciting. Star Wars fans cannot wait to see it.
From the Darth Vader himself to the Kylo Ren, they have all been a Jedi once. Star Wars is one of the few movie franchises with successful merchandise selling all over the world. From t-shirts to Halloween costumes to video games to toys, you will find everything Star Wars.
Star Wars is full of exciting characters and it is very hard to keep up with all of them. But, if there was one section of characters that is responsible for making the Star War movies for what it is, it’s the Jedi. They are the mysterious, most profound and beloved characters that have captivated the imagination of fans for 40 years since the first movie of the original trilogy was released in 1977.
Jedi – the inexplicable force to reckon with
The Jedi are individuals with immense sensitivity to the Force – an energy field created by everything living and binds the galaxies together. The Jedi is the selective few who have the ability to use the power of The Force to help the helpless and keep peace between the galaxies. They are possessed with powers like seeing into the future, mind reading and controlling, lifting objects without touching them and doing great many things. In the movies, they are part of the Jedi Order, an organization that is ancient, monastic and exists to maintain peace among the galaxies. The Force has the Dark Side and the Light Side, the Jedi deal with the light side and is involved in studying it.
Some of the well-known Jedi knights were Yoda (also the Grand Master of the Jedi Council), Mace Windu, Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker.
Jedi – The protector of the Realm
The Jedi knights possess immense power. After being chosen at a very early age, they are vigorously trained to enhance their abilities and help bring peace in the realm. They use a powerful weapon Lightsaber – a blade made of energy of The Force and appears in different color to each Jedi. Their main task is to protect the Galactic Republic against their ancient mortal enemy the Sith. Over thousands of years The Jedi and the Sith have fought numerous wars. After the Clone Wars the order of the Jedi was destroyed and there was only one known Jedi – Luke Skywalker, the last Jedi of the new Star Wars movie. After the Great Galactic War that showed Luke Skywalker defeat Darth Vader, also his father, he rebuilt the Jedi Order only to be destroyed once again by his nephew Kylo Ren or Ben Solo. After which he disappears in search of the original, ancient Jedi temple unknown to anyone.
How They Become the Jedi
To become a Jedi one needed to be first chosen by The Force. The sensitivity towards the Force is a must. A future Jedi is identified at their birth with extraordinary presence of midi-chlorines in them. When they are just a child they are taken to the Jedi temple where they are trained, taught, tested and then made into a Jedi warrior. Although, it is a rule that children are not to be trained beyond a certain age, an exception was made for Anakin Skywalker who later becomes the Darth Vader. Jedi Younglings are trained after which they become Padawan when they are taken as apprentice by a Jedi knight. After a Padawan has successfully completed the training and passed the trials, they are given the title of Jedi Knights. Once they become Jedi Knights they go on their own mission following the orders of the Jedi Council. Later, after they have gained enough experience, they are included in the Jedi Council for their great skill, wisdom and devotion to the Force. The last high rank in the Jedi Order is the Grand Master of the Jedi Council. It is held by the oldest, and the wisest member of the Jedi Council.
The ancient and the most powerful organization, the Jedi Order was destroyed during the Clone Wars and its revival was unsuccessful. But, a new form of Jedi is in the order as will be seen in the next Star War Release with Rey and Luke Skywalker meeting for the first time. What happens next is what everyone is waiting for.