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"Luke, we are what they grow beyond. That is the true burden of all masters."
―The force spirit of Jedi Master Yoda, sharing wisdom with Jedi Master Luke Skywalker[src]

Jedi Master was a rank in the Jedi Order given to powerful Jedi, many of whom were leaders within the Order. Throughout the history of the Jedi, only Masters served on the Jedi High Council until Anakin Skywalker, a Jedi Knight, was appointed to the Order's highest governing body as a representative of Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine.


"You are on this Council, but we do not grant you the rank of Master."
"What? How can you do this? This is outrageous! It's unfair!
―Anakin Skywalker is denied mastery[src]

Adi Gallia, a well-known Jedi Master.

Yoda was one of the oldest Jedi Masters,[27] having lived approximately 900 years before his death.[29] Over the course of his 800-year-long career as a Jedi Master, Yoda trained no less than 20,000 Jedi.[30]

The Jedi High Council was made up of twelve Jedi Masters, one of which bore the title of Grand Master,[31] who had the power to grant Jedi Knights the title of Master, in consensus. Other prominent Jedi Masters who also sat on the Council included Mace Windu and Shaak Ti.[18]

Many Jedi Masters took on apprentices to train in the ways of the Force, such as Depa Billaba[32] and Luminara Unduli.[33]

After serving as a Jedi Knight for three years, Anakin Skywalker advanced to the point in his training that he felt he deserved the rank of Jedi Master, though the Council did not agree. When Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine appointed Skywalker to the Council as his personal representative, the Council reluctantly agreed, hoping to use him as a means to spy on Palpatine. However, the Council did not grant Skywalker the title of Master. Skywalker took this as an insult, as no Jedi in the history of the Jedi Order had ever been placed on the Council without receiving the rank of Master.[18]

Years after the Jedi Purge and the Galactic Civil War, Luke Skywalker attempted to train his own generation of Jedi and was considered a Jedi Master.[21]


Star Wars: A New Hope junior novelization

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 SWCustom-2011 The Jedi Council: Meet the Masters on
  3. StarWars-DatabankII Nikto (Red) in the Databank (backup link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 'Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  5. StarWars-DatabankII Cin Drallig in the Databank (backup link)
  6. Star Wars: Complete Locations
  7. 7.0 7.1 Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 19: Fortress Vader, Part I
  8. StarWars-DatabankII Adi Gallia in the Databank (backup link)
  9. SWCustom-2011 "Monster" Concept Art Gallery on
  10. Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 2: The Chosen One, Part II
  11. Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
  12. Encyclopedia-Logo Jesse in the Encyclopedia (link now obsolete; backup link)
  13. StarWars-DatabankII Agen Kolar in the Databank (backup link)
  14. Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
  15. Encyclopedia-Logo Bolla Ropal in the Encyclopedia (link now obsolete; backup link)
  16. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  17. 19.0 19.1 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  18. StarWars-DatabankII Tera Sinube in the Databank (backup link)
  19. 21.0 21.1 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
  20. StarWars-DatabankII Shaak Ti in the Databank (backup link)
  21. 23.0 23.1 Dark Disciple
  22. 24.0 24.1 StarWars-DatabankII Clone Commander Doom in the Databank (backup link)
  23. StarWars-DatabankII Luminara Unduli in the Databank (backup link)
  24. SWInsider "The End of History"—Star Wars Insider 154
  25. 27.0 27.1 Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back/>
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