Welcome to “One Week of Star Wars”, a quick series of 7 articles that will be released daily celebrating some of my favourite things in the Star Wars galaxy. Today, we’re looking at Force Friday
Be aware, these articles may contain spoilers for the movies and The Clone Wars series
While I’ve really enjoyed a number of stories that don’t have much focus on the Force or the Jedi – Rogue One and Solo, plus some of the clone-centric stories from The Clone Wars – I do love the Jedi and many of the stories surrounding them.
The Prequel Trilogy and The Clone Wars, along with other associated stories, have done a good job of suggesting that maybe the Jedi had deviated from their true path by the time of their demise, yet I still find myself drawn to the Jedi and looking forward to their stories. Right now, we are building towards the release of Jedi: Fallen Order, following former Padawan Cal Kestis and there are very few things more fun when playing a Star Wars game than getting to take down enemies with a combination of lightsabers and Force abilities.
Perhaps the greatest line of Jedi teachings comes from none other than the legend that is Master Yoda. His apprentice Count Dooku trained Qui-Gon Jinn before he left the Jedi Order and turned to the dark side. Qui-Gon in turn took Obi-Wan Kenobi as his Padawan and also discovered “The Chosen One” Anakin Skywalker. Jinn’s death led to Kenobi training Anakin – who was responsible for the training of Ahsoka Tano – and after Anakin fell to the dark side and became Darth Vader, he also trained Anakin’s son Luke along with Yoda. Luke tried to recreate the Jedi Order, which led to the fall of his nephew Ben Solo, but eventually went on to teach Rey. 7 generations of Jedi, all of whom have had a big impact on the galaxy for better or worse.
With The Rise of Skywalker bringing an end to the saga, I can’t wait to see what the future of the Jedi looks like.
The Jedi Code
There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.
Thanks for reading. May the Force be with you…