Thursday, May 19, 2016

Qui-Gon Jinn

Qui-Gon Jinn was a male human born on Coruscant. As a Padawan in the Jedi Order, he was trained by Jedi Master Dooku in the ways of the Force. Jinn went on to become a Jedi Master in his own right, one who developed an independent attitude towards the Jedi Order. He was seen as a maverick Jedi, one who would disobey the Jedi Code if he felt it was the right decision. Jinn took on a Padawan of his own, Obi-Wan Kenobi, who believed that Jinn could have been a member of the Jedi High Council if he followed the Code. Jinn and Kenobi then spent a year on Mandalore during its civil war, protecting the Duchess Satine Kryze from insurgents and their bounty hunters. Jinn had at least some contact with his old Master after taking on Kenobi, and spoke highly of his Padawan to Dooku.

A venerable if maverick Jedi Master, Qui-Gon Jinn was a student of the living Force. Qui-Gon lived for the moment, espousing a philosophy of "feel, don't think -- use your instincts." On Tatooine, Qui-Gon discovered a young slave boy named Anakin Skywalker who was strong in the Force. Sensing the boy's potential, Qui-Gon liberated Anakin from slavery.

The Jedi Master presented Anakin to the Jedi Council, but they deemed the boy too old to begin training and dangerously full of fear and anger. They refused to allow Qui-Gon to train Anakin, but rescinded their decision to fulfill Qui-Gon's dying wish.

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