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Concern yourself with right action. Duty will take care of itself.
~ Qui-Gon instructing young Obi-Wan Kenobi.
He is the chosen one. He will bring balance. Train him.
~ Qui-Gon's last words to Obi-Wan Kenobi, telling him to train Anakin Skywalker as a promise.

Qui-Gon Jinn is a major protagonist of the Star Wars franchise. He is one of two main protagonists (alongside Obi-Wan Kenobi) of The Phantom Menace, the first film in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. He was a Jedi Master and the mentor of Obi-Wan Kenobi and also the first mentor of Anakin Skywalker until Darth Maul tragically killed him near the film's end. He later appears as a posthumous character in Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi and also appears as a vocal cameo in The Rise of Skywalker.

He is portrayed by Liam Neeson, who also played Aslan in the Chronicles of Narnia films.

What Makes Him Pure Good?

  • He holds compassion for all living creatures and hates no one, even the greedy slaver Watto or his killer, Darth Maul.
  • In the Legends Continuity, while Jinn almost fell to the dark side because his love interest Tahl was killed, he regained control of his emotions and didn't kill Balog, instead delivering Balog and the twins to the authorities.
  • He saves Jar Jar Binks from death twice and puts up with his annoying and obnoxious nature.
  • He rescues Padme Amidala and her group from the Trade Federation.
  • Befriends Anakin Skywalker and his mother Shmi Skywalker, trusting the boy to help them by winning the podrace (which contrasts with Padme and Obi-Wan's skepticism of his abilities).
  • He tries to free both Anakin Skywalker and his mother from slavery, but can only save Anakin.
  • While he did cheat in the cube throw, this was likely out of reluctance as Watto is far from honest and was necessary to free Anakin from slavery.
  • Unlike the other Jedi Masters, including Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon isn't arrogant, self-righteous and short-sighted.
  • He correctly identifies Anakin as the Chosen One and urges the Jedi Council to train him. When they refused, Qui-Gon said he will train Anakin with or without their approval.
  • He was the first to realize the Sith weren't extinct and dueled Darth Maul twice, the second time ending with his infamous death. Darth Maul was forgiven once he himself died.
  • He introduced Anakin to Obi-Wan Kenobi, which would begin a life-long friendship.
  • He is honest, apologizing or admitting when he is wrong. Unlike most members of the Jedi Order, he is capable of acknowledging mistakes and learning from them as well. He is also one of the few members of the Jedi Order who recognized the flaws in the Jedi teachings and code, as well as knew about the corruption in the Galactic Senate, as later stated by Dooku.
  • Had he mentored Anakin, he would've likely kept him from succumbing to the dark side, with it being implied that this is the exact reason Palpatine fears him. It is also implied in "Queen's Peril" that Palpatine arranged for Qui-Gon to be sent to Naboo because he was asking too many questions.
  • Because of the sympathy and compassion he gave to Anakin when he was 9, Anakin gave the galaxy great compassion and kindness during the Clone Wars. This made Anakin become a legendary war hero, and many people like Anakin's apprentice Ahsoka Tano and Rex never forgot the compassion and kindness Anakin offered to the galaxy.
  • His legacy allows for the training of Anakin Skywalker and the events thereafter. Anakin also honored his fallen master and the Jedi who felt like a father to him.
  • He appears as a ghost in the Clone Wars to Anakin, telling him that Mortis's planet was a test and urging him to trust his abilities.
  • He also appeared to Obi-Wan on Mortis, telling him to trust his apprentice and revealed this planet was a test for them, and the Daughter, Son, and Father were powerful force users.
  • During the Clone Wars, he taught Yoda more about the spiritual side of the Force. He also humbly forgave Yoda for not recognizing him as a great Jedi.
  • After Order 66, he teaches Yoda, and later Obi-Wan, how to become a force ghost, becoming immortal and finishing what he started.
  • Despite Yoda and Obi-Wan saying Anakin was irredeemable, Qui-Gon believed there was still good left in Anakin and that he was not beyond redemption and forgiveness. Qui-Gon's faith in his close friend proved to be correct when Anakin sacrificed himself to save his son, Luke, proving that Qui-Gon was a true friend to Anakin in the end.
  • He, along with Yoda (and other Jedi), helped Rey defeat Emperor Palpatine once and for all.
  • Overall, Qui-Gon followed the Force and let it guide his actions and followed the will of the Force while the Jedi Order did the opposite and turned their allegiance to the Galactic Senate, defying good as the common good over the will of the Force and using the Force against its will to use as their benefit as the Sith Order would do.
  • Knowing him, he made peace with Darth Maul once the latter died.
  • While Qui-Gon is not above using the Force to cheat, he doesn't do it for selfish reasons, and he refuses to do so when they recruit the Gungans, noting that the Gungans should decide for themselves whether they participate in a battle that could kill many (in sharp contrast to Palpatine, who explicitly manipulates others into war with each other, and doesn't care in the slightest about how many innocents are killed until he gets what he wants).

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