Top 10 Most Powerful Jedi and Sith from Star Wars

The Top Ten
1 Yoda Yoda Yoda is a fictional character in the Star Wars space opera franchise created by George Lucas, first appearing in the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back. He is portrayed by Frank Oz.

The wisest and most powerful Jedi, Yoda can do everything from training Jedi Padawans to defending the Republic and the Jedi Order. Gotta love Yoda for being there whenever needed

Yoda was the most powerful Jedi we see in canon. The most talented and second most powerful is without a doubt Anakin Skywalker.

900 Years of experience and training on top of an unusually high midichlorian count! While the concentration of midichlorians does not necessarily mean greatness, 900 years gives you plenty of time to explore that potential.

People that say Sidious was more powerful need to go rewatch the movie. Yoda didn' defeat him, but he didn't defeat Yoda. Not to mention Yoda outfought him until the fight was interrupted. Even Mace Windu whupped Sidious ass.

2 Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader Anakin Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas. He appears in the original trilogy as a main and pivotal antagonist serving the Galactic Empire, while his past as Anakin Skywalker and the story of his corruption are the focus of the prequel trilogy.

Anakin Skywalker is, without a doubt, the most powerful force sensitive in history. Even though he let his arrogance get the better of him on Mustafar, Jedi Master Obi Wan Kenobi admitted that Anakin had become a far better Jedi than he could have ever hoped to be. He quite easily defeated Count Dooku while Obi Wan lay unconscious and defeated, and he is the Chosen One of the prophecy. As Darth Vader, he was unmatched throughout the entire galaxy, and he is the only one throughout both trilogies to not be instantly helpless when struck with Sidious' force lightning. He was described in Episode 1 to have an even higher midichlorian count than even Yoda. He has had a reputation of being one of the greatest lightsaber duelists in the Jedi Order's history, as well being praised by several Jedi of being capable of what he was able to do at such a young age.

"Fully defeated by just anyone, the dark side cannot be, but only by the Chosen One. And who might be this Jedi? Know I do not, but not yet born is he or she. This much, sense I can. A vessel of pure Force the Chosen One will be, more powerful than any Jedi in history."

―Yoda, from the Great Holocron

If Yoda said it, so it must be. As Luke, Yoda, Revan etc. are fan favorites, they are always called the most powerful, but it's just not true. Anakin/ Vader, is, was, and will forever be The Chosen One. The most powerful force sensitive mortal ever. He forced The Son and The Daughter to their knees and was entrusted by The Father to keep them in check once he died. As much as people love them, Luke, Yoda, Obi-Wan and Sidious could never have done that.

Luke one anakin rwo because Luke succeeded where Anakin failed. Luke turned his father good again and Anakin is redeemed. Force was strongest in the skywalker bloodline. If you observe before he turned Darkside Anakin was the better Jedi. Saved Obi Wan's life numerous times twice against Count Dooku killing jim in episode three while Obi Wan was unconscious. Anakin is actually weaker when he thinks he's more powerful turning to the Darkside. Kinda a catch 22.

Not only did he assist in the deaths of Mace Windu and Darth Sidious, two of the strongest force-users ever, but he also wipes out the Trade Federation and most of the Jedi Purge survivors. This guy is badass. At 9 (I think) he singlehandedly destroys a Lucrehulk-Class Control Ship, winning the Battle Of Naboo! He's supposedly the son of the Force! Come on, he has to be #1.

3 Luke Skywalker Luke Skywalker Luke Skywalker is a fictional character appearing as the central protagonist of the original film trilogy, and as a supporting character in the sequel trilogy of the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas. He is portrayed by Mark Hamill.

Luke Skywalker has the exact same force potential as Anakin Skywalker and in some cases has been deemed the Chosen One by many media outputs, but there is a difference at the base of Luke and Anakin's power and connectivity with the Force. Anakin had the potential to use the force beyond known thought, but his potential to do so was ruined when he was defeated by his former Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. But, in comparison to the feats that Luke has achieved after the Battle of Endor, we can see that he was able to achieve oneness with the Force more than once to destroy the Yuuzhan Vong and in other scenarios, a feat Anakin did once during the Clone Wars. As much as I like both of these Jedi, Luke in comparison was a far greater Force user and Jedi than Anakin.

After Fighting in three of the most iconic star wars, wars Galactic Civil War, Yuuzhan Vong conflict, 2nd galactic civil war and against the imperial remanent immediately after the war. He rebuilt the order by training a new generation and hunting down surviving jedi and inviting them to his order. He was also one of the key factors and saving the hero of theRebellion Leia Organa. He was defeated Lord Vader and later in his life became the living representation of the force destroying an entire fleet of star destroyers with pure force ability.

I think Luke should be second, He took down the empire with so little Jedi training. He's strong with the force and stayed strong against the dark side where Anakin had not. Even though he was tempted because of the rest of the rebellion were going to get destroyed according to Palpatine He had faith, and trusted them. And that's one of the reasons I think Luke should be second.

Behind the chosen one? Is everyone who voted for Vader/Ani biased? Hellooo! Who killed Vader? Luke. Who restored the Jedi order and became grandmaster? Luke! Who destroyed the emperor's final body? Luke! Who was trained by probably 2 of the 3 other best Jedi of all time (Obi Wan and Yoda the last being Windu)? Luke! I think I've made my point correct? # Luke for number 1

4 Obi-Wan Kenobi Obi-Wan Kenobi Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, played by Sir Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor.

Obi Wan is a legendary Jedi. He was the first Jedi in centuries to kill a Sith, Darth Maul. His actions shaped the galaxy for eternity. He taught Anakin, the Chosen One, helped and trained Luke Skywalker, and did many other things. He was skilled at fighting, and was very wise. As Anakin once said, he is "As wise as Master Yoda, and as powerful as Master Windu." He is intelligent, brave, strong, and a role model for others. Without him, the Empire couldn't have been overthrown, since Luke would never have been taught.

Obi Wan's mastery of the form 3 is second to none and he in my opinion is the best all rounder jedi ever. He was the embodiment of the perfect jedi. Sure he might've not been the chosen one or has a high amount of midichlorians but he was able to match Anakin's (supposedly the most powerful force user to ever live) force push showing how much knowledge and prowess of the force he had achieved. And who knows what he had done during his time on Tattooine, sure his dueling skills must've failed due to old age and lack of practice but I'm sure his wisdom grew 10 times to even match those of Yoda. Hopefully they show this in his upcoming movie. Oh and Obi Wan has the HIGH GROUND!

Obi-Wan Kenobi was the individual that shaped the fate of the Galaxy more than any Jedi. Therefore he should be ranked as the most powerful Jedi of all time. I might add that he trained Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker who were both very powerful as well, and is tied with Anakin for the most Sith defeated. He also killed General Grievous, who had killed many Jedi, and defeated Maul as a padawan when Qui-Gon could not.

Clearly the most accomplished and influential Jedi we know of. Yoda was a failure, the Jedi order collapsed under his stewardship. Anakin was a failure, turning to the darkside and visiting death and destruction on all. Star Wars exists because of Kenobi!

5 Mace Windu Mace Windu Mace Windu is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by actor Samuel L. Jackson in the prequel films.

Mace Windu has to be one of the most powerful Jedi of all time, he was able to overpower Chancellor Palpatine and Jango Fett, the most feared Sith Lord and the most feared Bounty Hunter. Master Windu should be higher than Darth Sidious and who knows maybe Mace even had the potential to kill Anakin Skywalker. As most people know Windu also uses powers of the dark side however not turning into a power-obsessed monster like Sidious which boosts his force abilities. Overall Mace Windu has to be one of the strongest Jedi Masters to ever live.

Would have owned darth sidious if anakins punk ass hadn't betrayed him. Yoga couldn't even finish him after mace windu messed up his face. And beheaded Bob a fett with ease after obi wan filed to do so. Also messed general grievous up and gave him that cough from like a mile a away by the force. And has a purple lightsaber...windu owns

Mace Windu and Anakin are the two strongest Jedi EVER! Mace Windu should be number 1 or 2 strongest Jedi. Didn't you watch the Star Wars movies? He totally beat up Palpatine! Palpatine would have died if it wasn't for Anakin!

Windu deserves higher on the list. His skill with a ligthsaber surpasses even Yoda, as seen when Windu defeats Sidious in one on one combat, a feat Yoda could not accomplish. Let's not forget that Windu was higher rank than Yoda at one point in time as well.

6 Darth Sidious Darth Sidious Sheev Palpatine (also known by his Sith identity Darth Sidious and publicly as Senator Palpatine, then Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, and later Emperor Palpatine) is a fictional character and one of the primary antagonists of the Star Wars franchise, mainly portrayed by Ian McDiarmid.

Easy number one, sat in Jedi meetings and was not sensed, obviously stronger than any of the jedi in the force, beat Yoda, and anyone that says windu beat him is wrong, he obviously let him win to get anakin to take the final step to the dark side.

Darth Sidious arranged the first Jedi slaughter, blocked out Darth Plagueis' mind reading and has thrown many senate pods at the same time. He also defeated foes like Yoda, Mace Windu and Darth Vader. He should first place.

Powers of Darth Sidious, only his force powers are more powerful than the Force powers of master Yoda, if he had better knowledge of using it he would have a better chance of defeating Yoda.

It is Canon sidious was the most powerful sith to his Day. It is Canon yoda was the most powerful jedi to his Day ( both later bested by luke). It is Canon sidious = yoda (yoda was not in his prime in the battle). This is statet by George Lucas himself. Somthing to chew on.

7 Darth Revan Darth Revan Revan is a fictional character in BioWare's Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game. The character may be either male or female, though Revan is canonically male and follows the game's light-side path. He also has his own Old Republic book in which he is a male human, turned Jedi, and turned ...read more.

Great character, great design, and protagonist in an amazing game. He is also really powerful, and doesn't get enough recognition.

Revan is my personal favorite. He mastered both the light and dark side of the force, conquered the dark side, turned from evil back to good, has a cool mask, was able to keep vitiate at bay and was able to resist darth vitiate's mind control

A balance of the light and dark side. He was so powerful with force lighting that he could turn foes into ash. Also, even after being held hostage for 300 years, and have his memory wiped, he still held a connection to the force

Regan pulled a Mandalorian cruiser from orbit. He mastered both the Light Side, and the Dark Side. He knew how to cloud and slow the mind, absorb Force energy from his opponents, absorb the life out of his opponents, and cast Force Storm �" the most powerful form of Lightning.

8 Darth Plagueis Darth Plagueis Darth Plagueis is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. Originally a Muun named Hego Demask, Plagueis trained under Darth Tenebrous. After he murdered Tenebrous, Plagueis, mentored a young Palpatine. Palpatine eventually joined Plagueis as his Sith apprentice. Plagueis was strong with the ...read more.

This guy is General Hux, let's be honest, meaning that he has been the one over watching the whole story since before Episode I. He is the master of the Star Wars movies.

This dude is pretty strong, but Darth sidious has to be stronger to kill him.

He is my lord, I pledge myself to him and I know he is still alive!

Sidious killed him in his sleep for a reason...For a good reason.

9 Galen Marek Galen Marek Galen Marek, codenamed Starkiller, was a male Human apprentice of the Sith Lord Darth Vader. A powerful Force-user who lived during the era of the Galactic Empire, Marek originated from the Wookiee home planet of Kashyyyk as the sole offspring of two Jedi Knights—Mallie and Kento Marek—who deserted ...read more.

Galen Marek had the potential to be one of the most powerful Force users in Jedi and Sith history. He was able to decimate countless imperial forces by himself, not to mention he defeated Rahm Kota, Kazdan Paratus, Maris Brood, and the Emperor SINGLEHANDEDLY. Hell, he even managed to overwhelm Shaak Ti and his former master Darth Vader in lightsaber combat, both of whom were two of the greatest duelists of their time. Also, Marek was able to defeat PROXY's training modules replicating some legendary duelists such as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul. He was even able to telekinetically grip and change the direction of a falling Imperial I-class Star Destroyer and force it to the ground. And let's not forget Starkiller, the codename given to a clone of the late Galen Marek, who was said to be even more powerful than the original Marek was.

Starkiller is the dark counterpart of Luke Skywalker, the most powerful Force-wielded in history. Starkiller wasn't even at his fullest potential when he defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, and he wasn't even drawing upon his full power to combat them, so if allowed to grow to his fullest, he could've easily become one of the most powerful Jedi/Sith that ever existed, if not the most powerful.

Mastered both sides of the force, both dark and light. Able to use his emotions to fight without being corrupted by them. Not only incredibly agile and skilled with a lightsaber, but also has tremendous ability with the force, able to instantly kill multiple Stormtroopers with his force lightning.

Not to mention he took on Darth Vader and Palpatine back to back.

He alone could handle dozens of jedi and sith all together, he destroyed entire armies on his one and turned stormtroopers into dust.
In batle he could not be defeated!

The most powerful sith lord or force user who ever lived!

Was notable for defeating: Darth sidious, Darth vader, Darth Maul (Proxy), Rahm Kota, Shaak Ti, Gazdan Paratus, Maris Brood, Obi-Wan Kenobi ( proxy), shadow guards, Bull rancor.

10 Qui-Gon Jinn Qui-Gon Jinn Qui-Gon Jinn is a fictional character in the Star Wars saga, portrayed by Liam Neeson and is one of the main protagonists in the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.

Without him learning to "become one with the Force" beyond death, Yoda and Kenobi would not have learned the skill as well, thus preventing Luke from being trained by the Force Ghost of Kenobi, meaning Luke would have never made it Dagobah to then be trained by an aging Yoda. Without Qui-Gon, there is no Luke.

He's awesome. He was very wise and had much knowledge would let him find The Chosen One.

Why isn't he higher? He is far more powerful than Anakin and Luke. I would put Luke at 8 and I'm being generous

The best in my opinion. Liam Nelson. He turned down James Bond to do this role.

The Contenders
11 Revan Revan Revan is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise and the protagonist of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

He has done so many amazing things, he saved the republic, almost destroyed the republic, understood both sides of the force, and lived for hundreds of years, keeping the with emperor at bay. By far my favorite force user.

He mastered both the light and the dark side. He was a Sith Lord and probably the best Jedi of his time.

12 Darth Bane Darth Bane Darth Bane is a legendary Sith from Star Wars. Darth Bane was one of the greatest Sith lords who ever lived in the Star Wars universe. Darth Bane's greatest accomplishment was creating the Rule of Two, making the Sith a secretive order with one master and one apprentice. The apprentice would learn everything ...read more.

Obviously since this dude restarted the sith order! He not only suffered worms eating his chest and switching blood to acid, he murdered everyone in the sith academy! There was once a sith academy... Now only two sith may happen. Master and apprentice.

He killed everyone who stood in his path. He had orbalisks surrounding his body and he was huge and muscular. Convinced Kaan to explode the thought bomb

He is so boss! He defeated all the rest of the sith.

He's Darth Bane who can't like him!

13 Kit Fisto Kit Fisto Kit Fisto is a Jedi from the Star Wars universe. A Nautolan Jedi, Kit Fisto appeared in Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge Of the Sith, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2014; 2020).

Coolest Jedi ever. He almost killed Grievous. His sense of humor while also being one of the most powerful Jedi of all time should definitely give him a higher spot on this list.

Definitely my most favorited Jedi ever. He was amazing in every fight he had in the clone wars, and should've lasted longer in the battle against Palpitine (at least he survived longer than the two others).

One of the coolest jedi ever. Had a great sense of humor and was very powerful during the clone wars

He is the best! He should have his own movie!

14 Darth Maul Darth Maul Darth Maul is a fictional character in the science fiction franchise Star Wars. Trained as Darth Sidious's first apprentice, he serves as a Sith Lord and a master of wielding a double-bladed lightsaber. Darth Maul debuted in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and has made subsequent appearances ...read more.

Maul never reached his full potential in my opinion. In fact he was only an apprentice at the time he killed jedi master Qui Gon-Jinn. Had Maul not been too overconfident when fighting Obi-Wan, he could have easily been known as the greatest sith lightsaber duelist if he trained for many years after the fight, though his force control was not as strong.

If you read "The Wrath of Darth Maul," you can see that maul was actually in complete control of his battle against Qui Gon and Obi Wan, and should have won. He is underestimated a lot

He faught two jedi's at once and killed qui gon and nearly beat another while fighting around a pit.

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15 Darth Nihilus Darth Nihilus Darth Nihilus is a fictional Sith lord who serves as a primary antagonist in the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II.

Only beaten because his force bond was severed by a traitor. Drained an ENTIRE PLANET. A stray thought of him, just uttering his name could draw him to your location. Was part of the The Sith Triumvirate, which included Darth Traya (Most learned and philosophical Sith) and Darth Sion (Pretty much Immortal). Hunted Jedi after the civil war.

He was indeed powerful but in the end he became more dependent on the force to be able to have his own free will, in the end his connection to the force destroyed him. He essentially wanted the same outcome as to Darth Vitiale and had the same power - an end to ll life in the galaxy. Not because of power but because he thought life was a pollution.

That's the epitaph of villainy right there.

He. Eats. Planets. Yeah, Yoda can keep up with Dooku at age 900, this guy is only a spirit with no physical form, and he ATE A PLANET!

Darth Nihilus ate a planet how is he not higher!

16 The Mother
17 Jaina Solo Jaina Solo Jaina Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. Created by Timothy Zahn, Jaina is the daughter of Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa and the twin sister of Jacen Solo.
18 Cade Skywalker Cade Skywalker
19 Darth Tyranus Darth Tyranus

Darth Tyranus or also known as Count Dooku has a specific style of battling his enemies and he is one of most powerful Sith Lords ever, his Force powers are more powerful than Skywalker, he has a strategy. He died only because he was drained by the power he wanted so much.

He was disappointed in obi wan and lost to anakin not because of skill but because of anakin physical strength. Young count Dooku would've beaten anakin. Also he held his on with yoda. He is at least twice as powerful as maul.

Tyranus should be much higher on this list. He was apprentice to Yoda and is also able to fight on par with Yoda. He also beat Jedis Obi-wan and Anakin without too much trouble. In fact both of the jedi would have been killed if it were not for Yoda.

He has special lightning force which can kill or make a jedi into a sith!

20 Sith Emperor Darth Vitiate Sith Emperor Darth Vitiate

Ruled as immortal supreme overlord of the With for thousands of years, basically achieving what all other sith except Sidious and Kraut, only dreamed of. He never died, he just left, too cool to bother what anyone thought or felt. To safeguard his power, his plan was to eliminate all life, becoming the sole embodiment and master of the force in existence. He kept truly horrifying Sith Lords in thrall to him on pain of death and proved, it, he once consumed 12 of them at a go, just as he consumed an entire planet in his ascension to power. The list goes on and on.

Why is this 33? The list never specified from the movies. He was literally the strongest Sith Lord- correction PERSON to ever be in the universe of Star Wars. He could defeat some of the strongest Sith Lords of his time as a child. He could take down planets single handedly with the force. I mean that has to coun for something!

Darth Vitiate was a powerful force user that ruled for 13,00 years. He should be somewhere on the top 3. He was able to destroy a whole planet when he was about a child. He lived during the reign of Marka Ragnas. He took control of Darth Revan's and Malak's minds and turned them into sith when he first encountered them and he killed and stole the force powers away from the dark force users on his first sith couclil and he killed or tortured his parents when he was a child.

He ate a planet. He has to be higher on the list. And why do with like to eat planets

21 Plo Koon Plo Koon Plo Koon is a fictional Jedi Master who appeared in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and the animated television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2014; 2020).

Koon was a great pilot and duelist, an all - around great jedi master who served on the council and on the battlefield.

He treated his clones with compassion and respect.

How in the world is he not like number 10?

First one is not true.

22 Princess Leia Organa Princess Leia Organa Princess Leia Organa, later known as General Leia Organa, is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed in films by Carrie Fisher.
23 Ki-Adi Mundi Ki-Adi Mundi

Ki should be way higher then number 19 he can challenge Mace Windu in a fight ki should have been on the top 5. Ki can beat Count dooku and even Anakin Skywalker in a fight.

One of the little jedi who realized about the 66 order and even fought back. He was also the general of the marine clone troopers (an elite body)

An underestimated jedi. He served as a general and possessed extremely high intelligence.

Cool jedi master. One of the most wisest jedi. Shouldn't be number 35. Should be 15 or 20.

24 Supreme Leader Snoke Supreme Leader Snoke Supreme Leader Snoke is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. Snoke served as the mysterious leader of the First Order. Supreme Leader Snoke is a CGI character voiced and performed by Andy Serkis.

My friend favorite sith.

25 Jek-14 Jek-14

Not even a real Jedi or Sith.

Why the heck is he in here.

He has cool lightning

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