Jedi training is accomplished by spending many years learning the ways of the Force to become a Jedi Knight.

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Why was Yoda reluctant to train Anakin when he ended up training an older Luke later on? [duplicate]

Yoda was reluctant to train Anakin in Episode II because he said Anakin was too old to start training (even though Anakin was still a boy). However, in Episode V, Yoda didn't seem very reluctant to ...
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Who do Jedi practice mind-tricks on?

We are shown in the original Star Wars trilogy (and even in the prequels...) that Jedi generally require years of focused training to develop mastery of their Force abilities. Notwithstanding certain ...
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Why didn't Obi-Wan take another apprentice during the Clone Wars? (after Anakin became a Knight)

During the Clone Wars, Anakin is a Jedi Knight and has his own Padawan (Ahsoka). Why didn't Obi-Wan take another Padawan apprentice?
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Why didn't Yoda & Obi-Wan stay around to help rebuild the Jedi Order?

In both canon and Legends, Obi-Wan and Yoda can choose when to release their retention of consciousness after death. In both canonicities, though, why do they not stay around to help Luke rebuild the ...
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Why wouldn't the Jedi train Force users?

If you've watched the first episodes of Star Wars, or listened to Weird Al's The Saga Begins, then you know that the Jedi council originally forbade Anakin's force training. But why in the world ...
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Where does Rey currently stand in the traditional path of progression to Knighthood?

In the Galactic Republic before the war, a Jedi Initiate receives lessons in the Force and in lightsaber combat, among other subjects, and will eventually construct his/her own lightsaber. When an ...
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Accidental lightsaber injuries or deaths?

Knowing that wielding lightsabers can be extremely dangerous to the uses, have there ever been any accidental, self-inflicted injuries or deaths caused to anyone? Between the gyroscopic forces that ...
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Why are Padawans of the same age trained together?

In Episode 3, Yoda is teaching Padawans of roughly the same age: around 6. Is there a rule or principle that Jedi teach Padawans of the same age?
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Why did Han own a training remote?

In Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope, Luke uses a training remote found onboard the Millennium Falcon as part of his lightsaber training. A picture on the Wookieepedia page for "Training Remotes" is ...
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Would Yoda have made a better teacher for Anakin than Obi-Wan was?

In Return of the Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi laments to Luke: I thought I could train him [Anakin] as well as Yoda. I was wrong. That got me to thinking: would Yoda have made a better teacher? I ...
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When do a Jedi and a Sith become ready?

Warning: There are spoilers from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Wikipedia says: Jedi Knights become so only when they have completed "the trials" (final tests) and may continue to pursue a third-...
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Were the Jedi taught about the Sith?

In Episode II, we see this interaction between Obi-Wan and Yoda: OBI-WAN One more thing. Jango mentioned he was recruited by someone named Darth Tyranus. Any idea who that might be? YODA ...
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Why did the Jedi preach in an uninspired way? [closed]

In the movies, the Jedi always seemed to expect everybody to believe in the Force. They also wanted the Republic to trust their powers and rely on them. However, they only trained a few to become Jedi....
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What could the Jedi have done with Anakin other than train him?

There was a lot of discussion at the end of Episode I about training Anakin. Given that he was highly Force sensitive and there were unknown Sith around, it would seem very dangerous not to take him ...
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Why didn't Obi-Wan and Yoda train Luke from a young age? [duplicate]

I feel like I should note that I've watched the Star Wars movies as a kid, but it has been a while, and I may have missed/forgotten a lot of details along the way. Also, the movies are all I've seen. ...
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Is there a test or trial to become a padawan?

We know that Jedi are recruited at a very young age. Anakin Skywalker himself was deemed "too old" to begin training at 9 years old. We also know that younglings are assigned in groups to a Jedi ...
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What did Mace Windu mean when he said that Anakin is too old to become an apprentice? [duplicate]

There is a scene in The Phantom Menace where the members of the Jedi Council tell Qui-Gon their decision about Anakin: MACE WINDU : He is too old. There is already too much anger in him. Did ...
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Did Luke Skywalker go to the Dark Side?

I remember reading something about Luke Skywalker going to the Dark Side for a short period of time, but I'm not a hundred percent sure on this. Did he turn to the Dark Side?
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Is the Jedi Order a Cult in context of modern Western society? [closed]

Force sensitive children are taken from their families at a young age. They live together, are trained together, and eventually are given a mentor to teach them the ways of the order. They are ...
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Did Obi-Wan ever take the trials to become a Jedi Knight?

Qui-Gon: Obi-Wan is ready Obi-Wan: I am ready to face the trials. So, Obi-Wan wanted to face the trials and change his rank from Padawan to Jedi Knight... Later, after the battle on Naboo we see ...
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Who did Qui-gon train before Obi-wan?

Who did Qui-gon Jinn train before Obi-wan? How did he become a Master?
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How were lightsabers created? [duplicate]

I saw in a episode of The Clone Wars, Yoda teaching younglings to build their lightsabers purely on force instinct. Does this explain how Luke was able to construct his own lightsaber?
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Were Jedi trained in using a blaster?

We know how Obi-Wan Kenobi feels about using a blaster, in episodes III and IV he hints at his distaste for them. After slaying General Grievous and tossing the blaster on the ground: So ...
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In-universe etymology of the word 'Padawan' and existence of similar titles for other Jedi ranks

No other Jedi rank seems to have an equivalent 'title' - initiates are Jedi Initiates, knights and masters are Jedi Knights and Masters. Yet only the rank of Jedi Apprentice has this special word for ...
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What are some things that only Jedi Masters could do, and not new Jedi Knights (or Padawans)?

Was the difference in the things that a Jedi Master could do with the Force and the things a newly-Knighted Jedi Knight could do, simply a matter of practice and familiarity? Did promotion to Knight ...
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Doesn’t the existence of the Chosen One indicate the Sith’s existence?

If the Jedi Council didn't believe that the Sith were in existence in Episode 1, then: why would there be a debate over the need to train the chosen one (Anakin); and, wouldn't the universe's ...
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Why did Qui-Gon consider Obi-Wan to not be ready for Knighthood?

In TPM, Obi-Wan is a 25-year old Padawan who according to Qui-Gon is not yet ready to take the Trials. Of course, Qui-Gon changes his tune when he finds Anakin and wants to take the Chosen One on as ...
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Why did Jedi in the prequel movies use the Force offensively?

One of the Yoda's quotes which sticks in my mind most from the original series is A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, NEVER for attack! To back this up we see Vader and Sidious ...
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Why were the Jedi who tried to arrest Palpatine so rubbish? [duplicate]

After Anakin informs Windu that Palpatine is a Sith Lord, Mace and 3 Jedi (Kit Fisto, Agen Kolar, and Saesee Tiin) go to arrest him. After a bit of banter Darth Sidious then kills the three Jedi ...
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Why doesn't Leia get Force training in the original movies? [duplicate]

Wouldn't taking down the Empire have been easier with two Jedi? I'm looking for in-universe reasons and storytelling explanations.
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Was Yoda a Padawan or a Jedi Knight?

I have come across some seemingly contradictory information while reading about Yoda's early life. The Wookieepedia entry on Yoda states: Master Gormo took them to his home where he trained them ...
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How did Luke Skywalker learn the ways of the force so quickly?

Luke began his training relatively late in life (given that the council was hesitant to train 9-year-old Anakin), spent only a few days with Obi Wan and another few with Yoda. Anakin was trained for ...
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Why did Yoda not take on another apprentice after Episode III?

At the end of Episode III (or shortly after) the movie storyline implies that Yoda goes into hiding on Dagobah. Knowing that he was one of the few remaining Jedi why did he not attempt to find an ...
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What happens to a padwan whose master died before the training is finished?

In jedi order a padwan is trained under one master, at a time a padwan can not be trained under two masters and a master can not train two padwans. If a padwan is having his training phase where he/...
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What's the minimum age required to be a Jedi?

I'm clueless about the Jedi, and I wanted to know - can you be a Jedi at fifteen? When you started training at five? If your midichlorian count is 13,200? How old do you at least have to be to be a ...
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Where to apply to become a Jedi knight?

Can you become a Jedi knight if you wanted to? Will the academy accept applications or they only choose for themselves?
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Why didn't Kenobi start training Luke earlier?

When Anakin was only 9 years old, everyone in the Jedi Council was arguing that he was already too old for Jedi training. When it comes to Luke, it was a pre-planned agenda to make him a powerful ...
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Why Was Obi Wan So Eager to Train Luke as a Jedi?

I saw the entire Star Wars series as it was released, starting back in 1977 when I had to ride my bike about 8 miles to the theater where it was showing in my city for the first showing on the first ...