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The title of Jedi Master was the second highest rank a Jedi could obtain, and a traditional requirement for becoming part of the Jedi Council, the main interface between the Jedi and the government of the Republic. It was reserved for those who had shown exceptional devotion and skill as well as balance in the Force and often combat . The titles of Sith Lord or Sith Master were on par with Jedi Master.

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The rank was usually achieved by Knights who successfully entered Padawans into knighthood. When a teacher felt that his or her Padawan was ready, or if the Council deemed them ready, the pupil would undergo a series of tests - known as the "trials"[1] - and should the student pass, the Council would promote the Padawan to Jedi Knight and the former teacher to Jedi Master. The Master could then pick another apprentice if they chose to. A Knight who hadn't taken a Padawan could also retake the trials to earn the rank; often the trials were much harder and often involved a few more tests. The rank could also be granted by the Jedi Council to a Knight for performing some extraordinary deed or service, although this was rare (this exception was often reserved for Padawans to become Knights).

Belth Allusis, Jedi Master during the Great Galactic War

Even rarer, and often frowned on, was for a Knight to assume the rank without the Jedi High Council's approval. One well-known assumption was done by the Jedi Jorus C'baoth,[2] though his claim was unquestioned by all, even the Council; his clone, Joruus C'baoth, also claimed himself as a Jedi Master.[3] It is also possible that the Jedi Exile assumed the rank when she began training her Force-sensitive crew members as Jedi, and asking her master, Kreia, to guide her down the path when she couldn't hide her presence from the Sith anymore.[4] Luke Skywalker, as he was struggling to rebuild the Order, also assumed the rank after enhancing his powers during his apprenticeship under the resurrected Palpatine.[5]

Jedi Knight Saesee Tiin, never known to have taken a Padawan, was appointed to the rank of Jedi Master, and later served on the Jedi High Council.[6] Another example of appointment of a Jedi Knight/Jedi Master without a trained apprentice to date is that of Ki-Adi-Mundi. He was officially granted the rank of Master when he was given a seat on the Jedi Council, although he considered himself a mere Jedi Knight until he trained his own Padawan.[7] Also, Obi-Wan Kenobi was promoted to Jedi Master due to his reputation and talent on the battlefield and his legendary diplomatic skills, and was granted a seat on the Jedi High Council to replace Depa Billaba towards the end of the Clone Wars.[8]

It should be noted that Anakin Skywalker, who surpassed many Jedi Masters in raw power, was never granted the level of Jedi Master—even after Palpatine appointed him to the Council before goading him to the dark side of the Force. This is attributed to his pride, lack of experience, and emotional instability.[9]

Luke Skywalker, Jedi Master of the New Jedi Order.

When Luke Skywalker established the Jedi Praxeum, most of the Masters were promoted by him by his choice and their degree of mastery of the Force. As the New Jedi Order began to grow, most Masters were promoted by the extraordinary deeds exception, retained from the old Jedi Order. One well known example was Kyle Katarn after defeating the Dark Jedi Desann.[10]

It should also be noted that only the most revered Masters gained a place on the Jedi High Council. Some Jedi, like Qui-Gon Jinn, became Jedi Masters but never received nominations for seats on the Council due to their radical views.

Some Masters, perhaps those who were members of the Council, or those who were too old for missions, tutored Younglings or took care of other matters in the Jedi Temple. Such Masters included Jocasta Nu,[11] and Yoda,[11] for the old Order. The new Order's caretaker was usually Tionne Solusar.[12]

Following the Lorian Nod affair in the century preceding the rise of the Empire, the most secret holocrons in the Jedi Archives were restricted to those who held the rank of Jedi Master.

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  • The entire Tales of the Jedi series
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 0: Crossroads
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: Commencement
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 42: Masks
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  • Timeline 6: Onslaught of the Sith Empire
  • Darth Bane: Path of Destruction
  • Darth Bane: Rule of Two
  • Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil
  • Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel
  • "Clouded Paths" (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Star Wars: The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader
  • Cloak of Deception
  • Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace novel
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace junior novel
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (Non-canonical appearance)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Non-canonical appearance)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Star Wars: Republic Commando (Appears in hologram)
  • Republic Commando: Triple Zero
  • Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones junior novel
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars video game
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II
  • Republic Commando: Hard Contact
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars
  • Clone Wars Adventures
    • Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 1
    • Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 2
    • Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 3
    • Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 4
    • Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 6
    • Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 7
    • Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 8
  •  "One of a Kind" - Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 8
  •  "Versus" - Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 8
  •  "Life Below" - Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 9
  •  "No Way Out" - Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 9
  •  "Thunder Road" - Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 10
  •  "Chain of Command" - Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 10
  • Kowakian Monkey-Lizard (Non-canonical appearance)
  • You can't hit the brakes in space (Non-canonical appearance) (Picture only)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Hidden Enemy"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars novel
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars Volume 2: Crash Course
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars Volume 3: The Wind Raiders of Taloraan
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Blue Shadow Virus"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Mystery of a Thousand Moons"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Storm Over Ryloth"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Innocents of Ryloth"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Liberty on Ryloth"
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars: In Service of the Republic
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Holocron Heist"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cargo of Doom"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Children of the Force"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Senate Spy"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Landing at Point Rain"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Weapons Factory"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Legacy of Terror"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Brain Invaders"
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars: Hero of the Confederacy
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Grievous Intrigue"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Deserter"
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars Volume 4: The Colossus of Destiny
  • Republic Commando: True Colors
  • MedStar I: Battle Surgeons
  • "MedStar: Intermezzo" - Star Wars Insider 83
  • Boba Fett: A New Threat
  • Boba Fett: Pursuit
  • The Clone Wars: Shadowed
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith junior novel
  • Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
  • Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight
  • Coruscant Nights II: Street of Shadows (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Dark Times 14: Blue Harvest, Part 2
  • The Last of the Jedi: Reckoning
  • Star Wars Journal: The Fight for Justice
  • "The Last Hand" - Star Wars Adventure Journal 13
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope novel (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope junior novel
  • LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (Non-canonical appearance)
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader (Force-voice)
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (First identified as Jedi Master)
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi novelization (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron
  • Tatooine Ghost
  • Dark Empire
  • Simple Tricks (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  • Young Jedi Knights: Diversity Alliance
  • Star Wars: Invasion
  • Legacy of the Force
  • Millennium Falcon
  • Star Wars Legacy 1: Broken, Part 1
  • Star Wars Legacy 2: Broken, Part 2
  • Star Wars Legacy 5: Broken, Part 4
  • Star Wars Legacy 6: Broken, Part 5
  • Star Wars Legacy 7: Broken, Part 6
  • Star Wars Legacy 9: Trust Issues, Part 1 (Appears in hologram)
  • Star Wars Legacy: Ghosts
  • Star Wars Legacy 14: Claws of the Dragon, Part 1
  • Star Wars Legacy 16: Claws of the Dragon, Part 3
  • Star Wars Legacy: The Hidden Temple
  • Star Wars Legacy 42: Divided Loyalties
  • Star Wars Legacy 43: Monster, Part 1

Sources

Notes and references

  1.  The Jedi Order in the Databank
  2. Dark Force Rising
  3. Heir to the Empire
  4. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  5. Dark Empire
  6.  Saesee Tiin in the Databank
  7.  Ki-Adi-Mundi in the Databank
  8.  Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Databank
  9. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  10. Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
  11. 11.0 11.1 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  12. Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron website

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Jedi Master
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Jedi Master was the highest generic rank in the Jedi Order, succeeding Jedi Knighthood. Jedi Masters were usually the best of the best in the Jedi Order, due to their superior knowledge of the Force, lightsaber combat, and their success as the Master of a Jedi Padawan.

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Known Masters

There were numerous known Jedi Masters throughout history. The following individuals, sorted alphabetically by surnames, ended their time in the Jedi Order as Jedi Masters.

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The final rank along the path of a Jedi. The Sith equivalent would be a Sith Lord.


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