Inspired by apoorv020's comment -

Did Jedi have any official/semiofficial rankings beyond padavan/Knight/Master/Council member?


Not really, if you add in Initiates and Grand Master ranks

Take a look here for details, but, in a list format:

Base options:

  • Jedi Initiate (or Youngling or "Jedi Hopeful")
  • Jedi Padawan
  • Jedi Knight
  • Jedi Master
  • Jedi Grand Master (Only 1 at a time; head of the order.)

After Knighthood, they could specialize further but the specialties did not affect the ranking.

  • But aren't these all just specialties and they are still just same-ranked Knights or Masters? – DVK-on-Ahch-To Oct 30 '11 at 20:36
  • Well, they still only went up to Master, but there were specialty masters; Warrior Master, Sage Master and so forth.. Although still masters, they had all the qualities of a generic master PLUS their specialty; hence the title. But master was as high as they went, except for the Wartime titles, and, of course the head of the order, the Grand Master. It's comparable (no surprise) to how many monastic orders are setup; unless you are a god/avatar/etc, Master/Grand Master is as high as you go. – K-H-W Oct 30 '11 at 20:56
  • while it's a good answer, all of it (except for the first paragraph) doesn't really address my question which was specifically about ranks, not titles. I'll edit out the off-topic details if you don't mind. – DVK-on-Ahch-To Oct 30 '11 at 21:03
  • Well, I think of them as ranks, the way a some of the specialty ranks are ranks.. I.e., a Warrior Master v.s. Master -> Technical Sergeant v.s. Staff Sergeant v.s. Sergeant. But it's not defined that well in "The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force", so it's your call how to interpret it. – K-H-W Oct 30 '11 at 21:11
  • I define rank as in "who outranks whom in a sense of being authorized to take command". Mind you, Jedi aren't a military outfit but the concepts still holds. – DVK-on-Ahch-To Oct 31 '11 at 0:01

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