The new instalment in the Star Wars movie franchise is about to be released and warsies around the world are going nuts! ―We can hardly wait! Therefore, in this blog we’ve chosen to name Qui-Gon Jinn as the character of the month.
Qui-Gon Jinn (portrayed by Liam Neeson in ‘Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace’) was a wise and powerful Jedi Master trained by Count Dooku AKA Darth Tyranus, and mentor to Obi-Wan Kenobi. Qui-Gon died a few years before the events around the Clone Wars began to unfold. Shortly before his departure from the physical world, Qui-Gon discovered a vergence in the Force, located around a young boy under the name of Anakin Skywalker.
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 They refused to allow Qui-Gon to train Anakin, but rescinded their decision to fulfill Qui-Gon’s dying wish: Star Wars databank.
Qui-Gon is believed to have returned from the netherworld of the Force and those trained to follow the path of immortality can commune with him. Jedi Master Yoda has been one of the few to do so.
December 4th, 2015.