There are five lifetime Jedi Councillors (Yoda, Mace Windu, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Oppo Rancisis and Plo Koon in Eps. I-III) that served until they either step down or death do them part.

There are four long-term Jedi Councillors, who could step down at any time but their terms of service were time-limited.

And finally, three short-term Jedi Councillors (Anakin was a short-term Jedi Councillor before turning to the dark side) who are usually brought in to deal with a crisis or to bring the voices of otherwise-underrepresented branches of the Order.

So how long are the terms of service of the time-limited Councillors?

Also, which Councillors from the movies were long-term Councillors? Which ones, other than Anakin, were short-term Councillors?

  • It seems to me from the way you form the question that you allready know the answer. I do not understand the term councilor tho. Do you mean Jedi Master? – Cherubel May 6 '15 at 6:12
  • He means Jedi Masters that are on the High Council (on Coruscant) – Zikato May 6 '15 at 6:15
  • Where are you getting this information about short and long term council members? – MAF May 6 '15 at 12:44
  • The "Power of the Jedi" sourcebook was the only source I know about that specifically mentioned the existence of short and long-term Councillors. – NSERC Protester May 6 '15 at 13:10
  • I don't see this information anywhere in the "Power of the Jedi" sourcebook - cporter.net/rpgs/books/Star%20Wars/… – MAF May 6 '15 at 15:46

All of the below is Legends only. We just don't have enough information in Canon.

Unfortunately, we don't have a lot of information from Legends, either. Wookieepedia has a list of known members, with dates, but most members have either a start date or an end date; very few have both, and most of those that do were killed in action while serving.

But let's look at them anyway:

Based on this, we can assume that non-permanent councillors serve terms of at least ten years, but that's the most specific we can be.

1 Spoilers for the Jedi Consular storyline of Star Wars: The Old Republic:

Bakarn had been compromised by the Sith Emperor. His ultimate fate is player determined (it's possible to kill him, but also possible to save him), and I'm not sure if one is more canon than the other. Either way, he's no longer on the council.

  • Jocasta Nu stepped down after 10 years of service, but it is not known whether she was permanent or not at the time. The residual question is then whether 12 years could be long-term or short-term as far as the Jedi Order is concerned. – NSERC Protester May 6 '15 at 14:19
  • @NSERCProtester Agreed; personally I suspect she was a temporary councillor, since she was also the Jedi Librarian at the time, but we don't know. However, she has the shortest term of people who survived to step down, so she's the lower bound regardless of whether she was a permanent member or not. To suggest that the terms were shorter (or had a longer minimum length) is pure speculation – Jason Baker May 6 '15 at 14:21
  • I think alternate endings are lower S-canon (in pre-Disney rules) while default ending is C-canon. Which outcome was default in the game? – DVK-on-Ahch-To May 6 '15 at 16:14
  • @DVK I haven't played the game, so I'm not certain. The writeup on Wookieepedia suggests that both possibilities are Light-sided, which makes things harder. It's pretty moot, in my opinion; regardless of the outcome, the PC replaces Bakarn on the Council – Jason Baker May 6 '15 at 16:19
  • @DVK I don't think there is a default. I think it is merely a choice that will award you light or dark side points as appropriately. – MAF May 6 '15 at 19:38

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