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Qui-Gon Jinn
'It matters which side we choose. . . For every action we undertake, for every word we speak, for every life we touch--it matters. I don’t turn toward the light because it means someday I’ll "win" some sort of cosmic game. I turn toward it because it is the light.'

A Jedi with a mind of his own, not blindly following the will of the Jedi Council, Qui-Gon Jinn first leapt off the Theed balcony and into our hearts in 1999. Although only seen in one film, Qui-Gon made a major impact through his mentorship to perhaps the most beloved Jedi of all-time—Obi-Wan Kenobi—and through his bold and controversial stance to train a young Anakin Skywalker in the ways of the Force. Since then, Qui-Gon has gone on to speak through the Force to both Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Yoda in Episodes II, III, and the Clone Wars, respectively. In recent years he has benefitted from a resurgence in interest. Claudia Gray has written a short story about his appearing to Obi-Wan in From a Certain Point of View, and then went on to write the seminal Qui-Gon masterpiece, Master and Apprentice (which we unanimously loved here at Youtini—read our review here). Qui-Gon received his own stellar issue of Marvel’s Age of Republic this year as well.

A closer look at Qui-Gon shows him to be calculating, deeply devoted, and yet roguish. He becomes obsessed with the ancient Jedi prophecies, is closely attuned to the Living Force (the mystical energy field, not the podcast), and he isn’t afraid to go out on a limb to bring in an outcast. He once served as the Padawan under none other than Count Dooku himself, which is explored in glimpses in Master and Apprentice and Dooku: Jedi Lost. On the other side of his Knighthood is his training of Obi-Wan. In addition to Master and Apprentice, the Legends universe has some excellent stories set during this time-span. Phantom Menace prequel Cloak of Deception is a tale of Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan investigating an assassination attempt on Chancellor Valorum and Jude Watson’s TWENTY-book Jedi Apprentice series details this relationship in great detail. Several Legends-era comics cover Qui-Gon as well—Jedi: The Dark Side ties into Jedi Apprentice's darker plotlines, and Last Stand on Old Mantell is a self-contained story of Jinn & Kenobi on a mission to a lawless world.

Qui-Gon may have met his noble end at one of the blades of Darth Maul, but his legacy is large in the hearts of many great Jedi—and many Star Wars fans as well.

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Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Age Of Republic: Qui-Gon Jinn

Written by
Jody Houser
Artwork by
Corey Smith
Qui-Gon is a rebellious Jedi who doesn’t do things by the book, and this issue shows his attempt to bring peace on a planet in an unconventional way.
JEDI ORDER…OR CHAOS? Considered one of the greatest Jedi Knights or the one who led them to their doom, maverick QUI-GON JINN is one of STAR WARS' most controversial heroes. The JEDI MASTER is known to bend the rules and it's gotten him into plenty of trouble with the COUNCIL. Now, in the face of a mission that goes awry, he's forced to confront his conflicting beliefs. What will Qui-Gon uncover about his loyalty to the Jedi vs his loyalty to the FORCE? Guest-starring MASTER YODA!
Legends
Legends
Single Issue Comic

Qui-Gon & Obi-Wan: Last Stand On Ord Mantell #1

Written by
Ryder Windham
Artwork by
Ramon Bachs
This three-issue series is a good example of a Prequel-era story of a Master/Padawan Jedi team tasked with a specific mission on a hostile planet. These mostly exist prior to the Clone Wars and are representative of Obi-Wan’s words, “For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times, before the Empire.” Last stand on Old Mantell takes the duo to Order Mantell, a lawless industrial planet also visited in the classic Brian Daley audio drama. They are in search of a missing ship and before their quest is over they must face off against slavers.
When a valuable cargo freighter fails to reach its destination on the planet Coruscant, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are sent into deep space to search for the missing ship. Their investigation leads them to the distant, lawless world of Ord Mantell, where everyone carries a grudge and a blaster... and Jedi are less than welcome.
Legends
Legends
Single Issue Comic

Qui-Gon & Obi-Wan: The Aurorient Express #1

Written by
Mike Kennedy
Artwork by
Lucas Marangon
A high-speed two-part comics story features Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan trying to stop a runaway luxury cruiser from a violent crash.
A luxury cloud cruiser has slipped out of control and is sinking into the thick atmosphere of Yorn Skot, barreling at breakneck speed around the planet in a slowly decaying orbit. Fortunately, two of the Jedi's finest are in the area- Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi! They've only got 84 minutes to board the runaway cruise ship, restore control, and save the suspicious collection of filthy rich passengers from a cloudy grave! But it won't be easy; the ship doesn't want to be repaired, and the systems themselves seem to repel their every effort!
Legends
Legends
Junior Reader

Jedi Apprentice 02: The Dark Rival

Written by
Jude Watson
Artwork by
Obi-Wan Kenobi’s future as a Jedi Knight is all but lost. His thirteenth birthday is fast approaching and he has not been chosen by a Master. Qui-Gon Jinn is reluctant to take a new Padawan after his former student, Xanatos, left the Jedi Order. Both find themselves on separate missions to the mining planet, Bandomeer, where darkness shrouds the work of Offworld Corporation, under the control of Xanatos himself.
Qui-Gon Jinn's past is not at rest. How can he forge a bond with young Obi-Wan Kenobi while he is haunted by the betrayal of his first apprentice—Xanatos? Xanatos was also a promising student . . . until the dark side of the Force intervened. Qui-Gon thought he was gone forever. But now Xanatos is back. And he wants revenge.
Legends
Legends
Graphic Novel

Jedi: The Dark Side

Written by
Scott Allie
Artwork by
Mahmud Asrar
Tying in closely with the events of the Jedi Academy series, this miniseries explores the backstory of Qui-Gon’s apprentice Xanatos’s fall to the dark side as a mission takes the duo to Xanatos’s home planet of Telos.

Following a shocking political assassination, young Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn is dispatched to prevent the outbreak of a civil war on the homeworld of his Padawan Xanatos—whose father is king. For the headstrong Xanatos, this return to his home has dredged up hidden resentments and passionate emotions. It is a mission that will lead Qui-Gon into close contact with the dark side and start him on a quest that will have a major impact on the future of the Jedi Order!

Legends
Legends
Junior Reader

Secrets of the Jedi

Written by
Jude Watson
Artwork by
Secrets of the Jedi is an essential book in the Jude Watson universe of young reader books. It tells three connected stories about illicit relationships that three Jedi hide: Qui-Gon and Tahl, Obi-Wan and Siri, and Anakin and Padmé. The plot revolves around the Jedi trying to save a young boy and his family from an assassination plot by a gang of bounty hunters. This book should probably be read after reading both the Jedi Apprentice and Jedi Quest series, but you could also enjoy it on its own if you prefer chaos.
To be a Jedi is to safeguard peace in the galaxy. To be a Jedi is to defend justice against tyranny. To be a Jedi is to rely on the Force. To be a Jedi is to not love or live as normal people do ... at whatever the price. Jedi know that love is not meant to be for them. But when Obi-Wan Kenobi and his fellow apprentice Siri approach a very human falling, the reverberations are felt for many years ... to when Obi-Wan has an apprentice of his own, Anakin Skywalker, whose secrets will draw Obi-Wan and Siri further into the Clone Wars.
Legends
Legends
Junior Reader

Legacy of the Jedi

Written by
Jude Watson
Artwork by
Part of the expansive young reader material by Jude Watson in the early days of the Prequel EU, Legacy of the Jedi is a hybrid story with three parts, featuring Dooku across four eras: a young Padawan, a Jedi Master to Qui-Gon Jinn, a disconnected and disheartened Jedi exile, and a Sith Lord entangled with his past and with Obi-Wan and Anakin. We see him first being exposed to the Dark Side, pursuing revenge on a former friend, and finally the merciless and powerful monster facing memories of the past he would rather leave behind. This Legends novel is one of the most unique Star Wars books you’ll find and one that stands out as a great look at Dooku across the timeline.
Four generations of Jedi come together in this must-have Star Wars special edition, an all new story featuring Yoda, Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, and the evil Count Dooku...before he turns bad.
Legends
Legends
Graphic Novel

Jedi Council: Acts of War

Written by
Randy Stradley
Artwork by
Davidé Fabbri
This pre-Phantom Menace series tells the story of the Yinchorri crisis (referenced in Darth Plagueis). The Yinchorri are violently expanding their empire by invading several other planets. Mace Windu and many other prominent Jedi must investigate and preserve peace. But readers soon learn that Darth Sidious had orchestrated the crisis for his own nefarious purposes. . .

Even in the days before the shadow of the Phantom Menace falls upon the Republic, the rule of the Senate is no guarantee of peace. When conflicts arise, it is the duty of the Jedi Knights, under the guidance of the Jedi Council, to protect the innocent and restore order. When the warlike Yinchorri threaten the stability of the Republic, a Jedi task force led by Mace Windu and including Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi is sent to the Yinchorri system to settle matters, and they soon find themselves facing overwhelming odds on three different worlds.

Canon
Canon
Audio Drama

Dooku: Jedi Lost

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
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Few know much about Count Dooku or his past that led him from the highest ranks of the Jedi Order to the knee of Darth Sidious. But when he charges his new assassin, Asajj Ventress, with her first mission, he also opens a window into his past. That past, riddled with dark prophecies and broken relationships is the key to Ventress understanding her new master…and his weaknesses.

Cavan Scott, bolstered by a whole host of voice actors, delivers one of the most engaging, immersive stories in all of the Expanded Universe with Dooku: Jedi Lost. This origin story enriches Dooku’s character so much that it even manages to elevate his on-screen appearances in the films.

Delve into the history of the sinister Count Dooku in this audio original set in a galaxy far far away....

Darth Tyranus. Count of Serenno. Leader of the Separatists. A red saber, unsheathed in the dark. But who was he, before he became the right hand of the Sith? As Dooku courts a new apprentice, the hidden truth of the Sith Lord's past begins to come to light.

Dooku's life began as one privilege-born within the stony walls of his family's estate, orbited by the Funeral Moon where the bones of his ancestors lie interred. But soon his Jedi abilities are recognized and he is taken from home to be trained in the ways of the Force by the legendary Master Yoda. As he hones his power, Dooku rises through the ranks, befriending fellow Jedi Sifo-Dyas and taking a Padawan of his own, the promising Qui-Gon Jinn—and tries to forget the life that he once led. But he finds himself drawn by a strange fascination with the Jedi Master Lene Kostana, and the mission she undertakes for the Order: finding and studying ancient relics of the Sith, in preparation for the eventual return of the deadliest enemies the Jedi have ever faced.

Caught between the world of the Jedi, the ancient responsibilities of his lost home, and the alluring power of the relics, Dooku struggles to stay in the light-even as the darkness begins to fall.

Legends
Legends
Junior Reader

Jedi Apprentice 01: The Rising Force

Written by
Dave Wolverton
Artwork by
Cliff Nielsen

In the start to this series written for audiences ages 9-12, Jedi student Obi-Wan Kenobi competes for the attention of Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn. He and fellow hopeful Padawan Bruck Chun provoke each other to anger, threatening their futures with the Jedi. Obi-Wan’s future as a Jedi Knight hangs in the balance as he battles his anger with his peer.

As a result of his displays of his temper, Obi-Wan is sentenced to serve in the Agricultural Corps on the planet of Bandomeer. Also assigned to this mission is Qui-Gon himself. En route to their destination, the Republic ship is ambushed by pirates. This mission might prove to be Obi-Wan’s last chance to prove that he has what it takes to be a Jedi.

Twelve-year-old Obi-Wan Kenobi desperately wants to be a Jedi Knight. After years at the Jedi Temple, he knows the power of the lightsaber and the Force. But he cannot control his own anger and fear. Because of this, the Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn will not take him on as a Padawan apprentice. Now Obi-Wan is about to have his first encounter with true evil. He must face off against unexpected enemies—and face up to his own dark wishes. Only then can his education as a Jedi truly begin.
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Master & Apprentice

Written by
Claudia Gray
Artwork by

The relationship between Jedi Master and Padawan is tumultuous as often as it is tight. Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi Wan Kenobi know this fact all too well. In the midst of their struggles to work together, Qui-Gon gets an offer that would allow them to part ways forever. However, after being sent on what may be their final mission together, Qui-Gon begins have visions that cast everyone’s future into doubt.

Claudia Gray once again does what she does best by delivering a moving, impactful story that delves into big questions surrounding the Force. She was entrusted with hugely important characters and uses them expertly.

An unexpected offer threatens the bond between Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi as the two Jedi navigate a dangerous new planet and an uncertain future.

A Jedi must be a fearless warrior, a guardian of justice, and a scholar in the ways of the Force. But perhaps a Jedi’s most essential duty is to pass on what they have learned. Master Yoda trained Dooku; Dooku trained Qui-Gon Jinn; and now Qui-Gon has a Padawan of his own. But while Qui-Gon has faced all manner of threats and danger as a Jedi, nothing has ever scared him like the thought of failing his apprentice.

Obi-Wan Kenobi has deep respect for his Master, but struggles to understand him. Why must Qui-Gon so often disregard the laws that bind the Jedi? Why is Qui-Gon drawn to ancient Jedi prophecies instead of more practical concerns? And why wasn’t Obi-Wan told that Qui-Gon is considering an invitation to join the Jedi Council—knowing it would mean the end of their partnership? The simple answer scares him: Obi-Wan has failed his Master.

When Jedi Rael Averross, another former student of Dooku, requests their assistance with a political dispute, Jinn and Kenobi travel to the royal court of Pijal for what may be their final mission together. What should be a simple assignment quickly becomes clouded by deceit, and by visions of violent disaster that take hold in Qui-Gon’s mind. As Qui-Gon’s faith in prophecy grows, Obi-Wan’s faith in him is tested—just as a threat surfaces that will demand that Master and apprentice come together as never before, or be divided forever.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Written by
Terry Brooks
Artwork by

The Sith are a thing of ancient history. Some even question their existence to begin with since not a single one had been seen for centuries. But as a long-awaited prophecy starts to come to fruition, the Jedi will soon learn that their greatest fear is emerging from the shadows.

Soon, they will reveal themselves to the Jedi.

Soon, they will have their revenge.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, an evil legacy long believed dead is stirring. Now the dark side of the Force threatens to overwhelm the light, and only an ancient Jedi prophecy stands between hope and doom for the entire galaxy.

On the green, unspoiled world of Naboo, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, arrive to protect the realm’s young queen as she seeks a diplomatic solution to end the siege of her planet by Trade Federation warships. At the same time, on desert-swept Tatooine, a slave boy named Anakin Skywalker, who possesses a strange ability for understanding the “rightness” of things, toils by day and dreams by night—of becoming a Jedi Knight and finding a way to win freedom for himself and his beloved mother. It will be the unexpected meeting of Jedi, Queen, and a gifted boy that will mark the start of a drama that will become legend.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Cloak of Deception

Written by
James Luceno
Artwork by

It may be lonely at the top…but it’s also dangerous. Chancellor Valorum learns that fact when a terrorist group makes an attempt against his life. However, there is no shortage of enemies for the leader of the Republic, and Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are soon assigned to the case. As arguments spark in the Senate and the jockeying for power intensifies, it seems that someone must be benefitting…but who?

James Luceno delivers a story filled with conspiracy, duplicity, and political intrigue as he fleshes out the character of Chancellor Valorum and enlightens readers to just some of the turmoil that ultimately led to the vote of no confidence in his leadership.

Mired in greed and corruption, tangled in bureaucracy, the Galactic Republic is crumbling. In the outlying systems, where the Trade Federation maintains a stranglehold on shipping routes, tensions are boiling over?while back in the comfort of Coruscant, the hub of civilized space and seat of the Republic government, few senators seem inclined to investigate the problem. And those who suspect Supreme Chancellor Valorum of having a hand in the machinations are baffled?especially when Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi foil an assassination attempt on the Chancellor.

With the crisis escalating, Valorum calls for an emergency trade summit. As humans and aliens gather, conspiracies sealed with large sums of money run rampant, and no one is entirely above suspicion. But the greatest threat of all remains unknown to everyone except three members of the Trade Federation who have entered into a shadowy alliance with a dark overlord. While the trio will be content with more money and fewer problems, Darth Sidious has grander, far more terrifying plans.

It is a time that tests the mettle of all those who strive to hold the Republic together?none more so than the Jedi Knights, who have long been the galaxy's best hope for preserving peace and justice. Yet despite their most valiant efforts, the meeting will explode into fiery chaos beyond everyone?s worst fears . . .