We learn in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith that Qui-Gon Jinn has become a Force ghost:

Yoda: An old friend has learned the path to immortality.

Obi-Wan: Who?

Yoda: One who has returned from the netherworld of the Force to train me…your old Master, Qui-Gon Jinn.

Has Qui-Gon, in any media (including Legends), ever visibly appeared as a Force ghost in the same way that Obi-Wan, Yoda, and Anakin Skywalker have?

Force Ghosts including a (properly aged) Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, and Obi-Wan

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    +1 for using the non-mutilated shot of that scene. Commented May 31, 2016 at 8:14
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Yes, in The Clone Wars

In "Voices" Qui-Gonn's spirit guided Yoda to the Force Priestesses who taught him the secret of immortality. In this case he manifested as a swarm of glowing lights:

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He also manifested visibly in the episode "Overlords." His greater power to do so here may well have been related to the strength of the Force on Mortis, the location in which he manifested.

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He did this in order to warn Obi-Wan of the danger Anakin was in from the Force-wielders of Mortis:

QUI-GON: If he is the chosen one, he will discover it here.

OBI-WAN And if not?

QUI-GON: Then you must realize with his power, this is a very dangerous place for him to be.

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    It was a little unclear in "Overlords" if that was genuinely Qui-Gon, since in the same episode Anakin encountered a vision of his mother, but when he told the member of the powerful Force-user trio called "The Father" about it, The Father said it was probably a trick by another member of the trio, "The Son". So it's possible Qui-Gon was a trick as well--note that that image of Qui-Gon doesn't seem to have the transparency usually associated with Force ghosts (though the image Valorum posted from 'Voices' doesn't seem transparent either, so maybe that's not a clue).
    – Hypnosifl
    Commented May 31, 2016 at 0:23
  • Good point, that does make it more likely it was the real Qui-Gon.
    – Hypnosifl
    Commented May 31, 2016 at 0:25
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    Qui-Gon also appears in the later episode "The Ghosts of Mortis". There, he seems much less of a trick as he speaks to Anakin and dispatches the typical Jedi/Forcey "look within yourself" advice. Other than the Father's comment, there's no other evidence that it's not Qui-Gon Jinn and I find it more likely that the Father simply does not know about Force Ghosts. If it were a trick, I would expect the plot to reveal that to the viewer. Otherwise, what's the point?
    – Ellesedil
    Commented May 17, 2017 at 18:33
  • @Ellesedil - The Father definitely knows about Force ghosts. It’s simply that the vision of Shmi was a deception, but the vision of Qui Gon wasn’t.
    – Adamant
    Commented May 17, 2017 at 19:03

In the finale episode of Obi Wan(2022), Qui-Gon Jinn appears in live action as a force ghost after nearly in every episode Obi Wan calls for his help.

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In the (non-canon) LEGO Star Wars New Yoda Chronicles, Qui-gon appears as a Force ghost in response to a call for help from Obi-wan's ghost and Yoda. It was a mistake, as Yoda and Obi-wan were communicating through the Force to someone else.

Not wanting to offend Qui-gon, Yoda lies and tells him they needed help opening a pickle jar.

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If I remember well, he was only mentioned in the movie.

He did appear in a more explicit manner in the Gameboy Advance videogame for the movie.

"Obi-wan learns to preserve his
identity after death through Yoda"

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