Top 10 Most Powerful Jedi and Sith from Star Wars

The Top Ten
1 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.

2 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. Skywalker... read more

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 for being capable of what he was able to do at such a young age.

3 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 outlets. However, 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 was ruined when he was defeated by his former Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi. 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 achieved 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.

4 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 Kenobi 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.

5 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, respectively. Master Windu should be ranked 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, without 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.

6 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 take first place.

The powers of Darth Sidious are only surpassed by his Force powers, which are more powerful than those of Master Yoda. If he had better knowledge of using it, he would have a better chance of defeating Yoda.

7 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

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 Sith Emperor at bay. By far, my favorite Force user.

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 lightning that he could turn foes into ash. Also, even after being held hostage for 300 years and having his memory wiped, he still held a connection to the Force.

8 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.

9 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 overseeing 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!

10 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 to 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 that 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 Contenders
11 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, but he also 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.

12 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 Palpatine (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.

13 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.

14 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 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 Darth Vitiate and had the same power - an end to all life in the galaxy. Not because of power but because he thought life was a pollution.

That's the epitaph of villainy right there.

15 The Mother
16 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.
17 Darth Tyranus Count Dooku of Serenno, from the House of Dooku is a fictional character from the Star Wars franchise, appearing in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith as a primary and minor antagonist respectively. He was portrayed by Christopher Lee and... read more

Darth Tyranus, also known as Count Dooku, has a specific style of battling his enemies, and he is one of the most powerful Sith Lords ever. His Force powers are more powerful than Skywalker's. 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's physical strength. Young Count Dooku would've beaten Anakin. Also, he held his own with Yoda. He is at least twice as powerful as Maul.

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

18 Cade Skywalker
19 Sith Emperor Darth Vitiate

Ruled as the immortal supreme overlord of the Sith for thousands of years, Darth Vitiate essentially achieved what all other Sith, except Sidious and Krayt, only dreamed of. He never died. He simply left, too cool to bother with 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 when 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.

20 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?

21 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.
22 Ki-Adi Mundi Ki-Adi-Mundi is a fictional Jedi Master in the Star Wars franchise who appeared in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Ki should be way higher than number 19. He can challenge Mace Windu in a fight. Ki should have been in the top 5. Ki can beat Count Dooku and even Anakin Skywalker in a fight.

One of the few Jedi who realized about Order 66 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.

23 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.
24 Kyp Durron
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