53

Obi-Wan didn't face the trials. As you've stated, there simply wasn't a gap between the Battle of Naboo and his meeting with Yoda when he could have traveled to Coruscant for testing. This is confirmed in the official novelisation: They knew of what the young Padawan had done to save himself from the Sith Lord in the melting pit after Qui-Gon had been ...


47

In the book version of "Revenge of the Sith".. Yoda and Obi wan are discussing what to do with Padme's twins. Obi-Wan was telling Yoda that each one should take one of the children, that he would take Luke to Tattoine and train him and that Yoda should take Leia and train her. Yoda immediately said "No.. Jedi training is not the only way to hone their ...


42

You're referring to the Dark Empire comic book miniseries, published in the early 1990s. Dark Empire as a series was about the return of Emperor Palpatine1 and his renewed attempts at Galactic domination. However, a significant subplot of the first Dark Empire series was Luke joining Palpatine, intending to eventually destroy him, and being sucked into the ...


41

I think he saw in Luke last chances. It was his last chance to try and make up for the failure of training Anakin. He saw in Luke the opportunity to find success where before he had failed. It was a means of redemption for himself as a Jedi and redemption for the line of Skywalker. But I think the larger driving force was that he saw in Luke the last ...


39

You're thinking of the Dark Empire comics published by Dark Horse comics in 1991. In this story, Luke falls to the Dark Side and becomes an apprentice of a resurrected Emperor.


36

Owen did not allow it. From Adventure in Beggar's Canyon by way of Wikia: The reason for Owen's anger was that Kenobi had attempted to give Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber to Luke, feeling that Luke was old enough and should be allowed to have it. Owen refused to allow it because he believed the Jedi path was a destructive one. He told Kenobi that he didn'...


33

I'd like to point out that if you look at how they fought in episodes 1-3 (flashy, super-cool) and how stupid and clumsy Luke and Vader both looked in episodes 4-6, it's clear that Vader wasn't fighting up to his ability level. The above is not really important to the rest of the answer. I know there's a whole 4th wall "Hollywood got better with fight ...


24

Han's training remote is used for target practice and to allow him to practice his "quick-draw" Luke stepped back to the center of the hold, activated his lightsaber, and returned his attention to the hovering remote. Ben had rightly assumed that Han kept a remote on board for quick-draw target practice, and had programmed the device to fire ...


21

Because he have almost nothing to lose. Worst case scenario, Luke turns to the dark side and slays Vader or the emperor. So? It is just the same with new bad guys. But, if he succeeds, it's a completely new game. It's a big gamble, but it worth the risk. The message from Leia delivered by R2D2 also seems to play a part. General Kenobi. Years ago you ...


20

I'm about to express something that might upset some hardcore fans. Be warned. Most Jedi are rubbish (by your definition of rubbish) The stories we see about them in the movies, games and books are typically about great Jedi. We get an inflated expectation about the skill of the average Jedi from this. While a Jedi is a formidable opponent in general, ...


17

I think one thing to remember is that Jedi can sense the intentions of others and sense danger. Therefore, a lot of what looks like offensive violence to us might actually be defensive. A good example is when Yoda kills the two clone troopers in Revenge of the Sith. We the viewer have just seen multiple scenes of Jedi being betrayed and murdered by their ...


17

The answer to this lies in the way you interpret their actions. From my point of view, whenever the Jedi have used their force powers, it can always be considered defence as they are never the ones to initiate hostilities. So now consider the context in which the Jedi used their force. They use their powers when fighting against something that they believe ...


15

Becoming a Knight isn't about power, but about learning enough and being ready. Obi-Wan still had ... "much to learn, my young apprentice." according to Qui-Gon Jinn during the Naboo mission. While he was clearly proficient in many skills, he lacked some that Qui-Gon considered essential: QUI-GON : Don't center on your anxiety, Obi-Wan. Keep your ...


13

They were just caught completely off guard. Windu was an awesome lightsaber swordsman and even he had his work cut out for him fighting Palpatine. While they knew he was strong with the force they did not seem to expect him to be as fast, fierce and skilled as he was or to come at them as directly as he did.


13

Yes. We actually have an example of this in Revenge of the Sith. Yoda was quite surprised to discover that Qui-Gon Jinn had discovered a method of preserving his consciousness after death. His technique was apparently quite unrefined (Qui-Gon was only able to communicate verbally) but he was able to teach it to Yoda and Obi-Wan who were evidently able to ...


11

The Jedi believe in fate and prophecy. So when Luke shows up at Ben's home with 2 droids that he knew from his days as a Jedi, conveying a message from the other child of Anakin, he felt the force guided Luke to him. Obi-Wan also several times, disagreed with how the masters were handling Anakin, and may have believed that he could prevent Luke from ...


11

G-Canon Yoda was living in hiding/exile during the years between episodes 3 and 5. How is he supposed to find a new padawan to train without revealing his location to the Empire? Dagobah had been erased from the archives as having ever existed. The last thing he wants to do is bring attention to himself or the world by word getting out that he is there. C-...


11

According to the sourcebook "The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force" the answer is that the title of Jedi Master is precisely that, a title. This honorific can be gained in a variety of ways: By undertaking a more advanced version of the Jedi Trials By taking on a teaching position at the Jedi Temple By mentoring one or more Padawan learners (...


10

Up to the point of the Clone Wars, this philosophy held true - the Jedi were peaceful, and hardly used their force powers at all, much less to launch any kind of attack. Yoda was loathe to change, and to embrace the clone army that they used quite aggressively, for this very reason. The Jedi are supposed to act peacefully, and only use their powers to ...


10

Based on the prequels, it seems extremely unlikely. Corporal punishment gives individuals a motivation that is ultimately based on fear, and as Yoda says: "Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering." The Jedi council appears to take this philosophy very seriously, to harsh punishments for their students would seem to be a ...


9

Luke is their last hope (I know there is another) objections about his age would have to take a back seat to the more pressing threat that by the time Luke turns up on Dagobah there are only 2 Jedi left Yoda and Luke (with luke being a very tenuous Jedi at that). As Obi-Wan was on Tatooine watching Luke we can assume that part of the plan formulated by Yoda ...


9

Probably not The Episode V script suggests that Yoda had Luke stand on his hands on Dagobah as a training technique: Luke's face is upside-down and showing enormous strain. He stands on his hands, with Yoda perched on his feet. Opposite Luke and Yoda are two rocks the size of bowling balls. Luke stares at the rocks and concentrates. One of ...


9

Based on the comments of several Jedi masters in the episode "The Wrong Jedi," it seems she would have been made a knight almost immediately if she remained in the order. Saesee Tiin: You have shown such great strength and resilience in your struggle to prove your innocence. Ki-Adi-Mundi: This is the true sign of a Jedi Knight. Mace Windu: This ...


8

Darth Sidious has two things going for him: Superior power and skill, and the element of surprise. Sidious is immensely powerful and experienced in the Dark Side. Average or even above-average Jedi are seriously outclassed. Think of Dooku vs Anakin in Ep2 or Vader vs Luke in Ep5; but in this case the difference is even greater, because the Skywalkers had ...


8

There is no further information about Yoda's backstory, since Lucas is notoriously unwilling to reveal it. That particular tidbit of info is canon, but of an unusual origin. Gormo's Wikia page states: N'Kata Del Gormo was created by Chuck Hamilton, a Star Wars fan, for the backstory of his Hysalrian entry in the Design an Alien contest held in the Star ...


8

Let's look at what Luke has actually managed to do with the power of the Force, on-screen. Episode IV: Blocking a toy dueling droid from hitting him with non-lethal lasers while blind Timing perfectly a pre-programmed photon torpedo to barrel down a thermal exhaust port Episode V: Tug a lightsaber out of snow Have a very vague vision of disaster (that ...


8

If a Padawan lost their master under unusual circumstances, the situation would be evaluated by the Jedi Council. At that point, several options presented themselves: In most cases, the Padawan would be reassigned to a new Master, and would then continue their training under the new Master In cases where the Padawan was almost ready to take the Trials (this ...


8

If you show an aptitude for the Force, you get trained from birth. StarWars Wiki Quote: Becoming a Jedi required the most profound commitment and astute mind, the life of a Jedi was one of sacrifice. To hinder transgression, those who showed an aptitude for the Force were taken directly from birth (or soon afterward) to train in the Jedi Temple ...


8

1. They don't know the Sith are back at that point Qui-Gon has had only a brief encounter with Darth Maul. He thinks that might have been a Sith but there's very little proof. In fact, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan were sent back with the hope than since Amidala was obviously the target, another encounter might help them get more info about the attacker. QUI-GON : ...


8

There doesn't seem to be any reason to assume that young Jedi don't learn the "mind-trick" in exactly the same way that they learn to control their other Force senses, as Padawan learners to more senior Jedi. This cooperative arrangement is likely to bring them into contact with all sorts of scoundrels, criminals and ne'er-do-wells who need their minds ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible