How powerful is Darth Vader

The Strongest Jedi: These Force users are strong enough to be feared

Since 1977, Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope, we've seen numerous Jedi on the big screen, TV, and console. But which are the strongest? Here comes the answer.

A list of the strongest Jedi could get very long. But Disney deleted many characters and stories from the canon after taking over Star Wars - also to pave the way for the new trilogy without having to consider countless stories from the books.

Probably the strongest Jedi are no longer canons

Thus, for example, two characters known from games are omitted. On the one hand Kyle Katarn (from the Jedi Knight series), who can use both sides of the force and has numerous followers of the dark side on his conscience. “Starkiller” Galen Marek from “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed” is also out of the canon (and technically isn't actually a Jedi). But that's a good thing: In the game, he pulls a star destroyer from the sky with just his power and would be by far the most powerful character in the entire Star Wars universe.

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Warning, spoilers:If you want to read our list in full, you should have seen all of the Star Wars films including “Episode 8: The Last Jedi” and “Rogue One” as we are delving into the content of the flicks.


Perhaps a little obvious to you: Yoda might be one of the most powerful Jedi who ever lived. Especially when it comes to dealing with power, hardly anyone can hold a candle to him. He has proven this countless times, as he can only move very large objects through force. In addition, a dialogue in "Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace" suggests that Yoda probably has the highest potential for power.

However, the films also show us that the little green goblin is not the best lightsaber fighter - although he is still a dangerous opponent, as Count Dooku noticed. Yoda lost a duel against the Emperor. In addition, Yoda could also be a gifted musician. At least that's the case in the following parody, which you shouldn't take seriously.

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Mace Windu

What Yoda lacks in combat strength, Mace Windu brings with him. The Jedi Master is a member of the council and arguably the best lightsaber in the order. He even emerged victorious in a duel with Emperor Palpatine. At least almost if Anakin hadn't stepped in and cut off his arm. To this day, fans argue about whether the one-armed Jedi master survived Order 66 after all. This video could tell you how the remaining Jedi are surviving.

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Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader

Probably the most powerful Jedi is also the strongest fighter on the dark side. Anakin Skywalker, who later becomes Darth Vader, should at least have the potential to be at the top. In “Episode 1” we already learn that the power in him is even stronger than that of Yoda.

Before moving to the dark side, however, he could not find true strength - otherwise he would not have been defeated. Later as Lord Vader, however, it looks a little different. Especially the movie “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and the game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order show you how terrifyingly powerful the former chosen one is.

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Luke Skywalker

Darth Vader is very powerful. You don't get much of that in "Episode 4" to "Episode 6". On the one hand, that's certainly due to the style, as the films are a bit older. On the other hand, probably also because Luke Skywalker is also very powerful. But we didn't expect anything else from the son of an Anakin Skywalker.

The aged Skywalker provides an impressive demonstration of his abilities in "Episode 8": Luke projects himself over light years directly in front of Kylo Ren and makes him believe that he is face to face with him. The following video shows you what other skills Luke has - but some of them belong to the old Expanded Universe, which is no longer canon.

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Obi Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi is also one of the strongest Jedi. In the end, it was the Jedi Master who defeated Anakin Skywalker in a duel and made half a serving out of Darth Maul. He also defeated General Grievous, who used several lightsabers against him. However, it wasn't until the end of "Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith" that it reached the height of its power. Before he was defeated, for example, Count Dooku, who in turn was defeated and beheaded by Anakin.

Even as an old man in "A New Hope", Kenobi still cuts a fine figure. His final fight against Vader looks even better in a fan film, which has drilled out the well-known film scenes and added new shots.

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How powerful Obi-Wan was in the time between "Episode 3" and "Episode 4", we will probably find out in 2021 at the latest. Then we should expect the Obi-Wan series, which is planned exclusively for Disney Plus.

Kit Fisto

Kit Fisto should also be part of the elite. The green-skinned Jedi Master is a member of the council, but has only very brief appearances in the films. He dies trying to capture Emperor Palpatine. You will get far more impressions of him in the “Clone Wars” series. Here he can also be seen in an underwater fight. He also fights against Grievous and several of his helpers at the same time.

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Ben Solo

Strictly speaking, Ben Solo or Kylo Ren should not be missing from our list. Because at least a bit of Jedi is still in the would-be villain. As is common with the Skywalker bloodline, he possesses tremendous raw powers. For example, we see him in "Episode 7: The Force Awakens" freezing a blaster shot in midair - for several minutes. He also lets an entire hut rain down on Luke when the two are still masters and students. Fun fact: The latter scene is the only moment in "Episode 8" in which two lightsabers meet.

However, Ben Solo / Kylo Ren discontinued his Jedi training. He therefore lacks experience, which is why he should lose in the fight against the other characters on our list. At least according to the current status: We do not yet know what progress he has made in the year that has passed in the Star Wars universe after "Episode 8". You won't find out how strong it really is until December 18, 2019, when “Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker” starts in cinemas. Then it will surely become clear whether Rey also deserves a place on this list. And legends await you not only on the big screen: with Vodafone you can already become part of the legendary generation.

What do you think is the strongest Jedi ever? Have we forgotten an important character? Leave us a comment.

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