Best Live-action Lucasfilm Character
Considered by many to be one of the most atuned Jedi of the New Republic, Qui Gon Jinn was a venerable if maverick Jedi Master. He is a student of the living Force. Unlike other Jedi Masters, who solely lose themself in the meditation of the unifying Force, Qui-Gon Jinn also lived for the moment, espousing a philosophy of “feel, don’t think — use your instincts.” Were it not for Qui-Gon’s unruly views, he would have undoubtedly been on the Jedi Council. At the behest of Supreme Chancellor Valorum, Qui-Gon and his Padawan apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi journeyed to Naboo to settle the trade dispute that threatened the peaceful world. Aboard a Trade Federation battleship, the Jedi were ambushed, but they managed to escape to Naboo’s surface. In the swamplands of Naboo, Qui-Gon rescued a clumsy Gungan outcast, Jar Jar Binks, who swore a life-debt to the Jedi. Qui-Gon’s compassionate nature was such that he took the strange alien under his protection. With his help, they journeyed to the city of Theed. There, they freed Queen Amidala and her retinue from the clutches of the Trade Federation, and set off to deliver her safely to Coruscant.