From Hero To Zero: The Worst Jedi In Star Wars History, According To Fans
They do not deserve their place in the Order.
Throughout its long history, Star Wars has always been about good versus evil. The main battle is usually played out between the mighty Jedi and the treacherous Sith. But even the noble Jedi are also prone to disobedience, arrogance, and outright siding with the enemy.
Pong Krell, who appears in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008–2020), is certainly one such example. Krell initially presents himself as a wise and powerful Jedi general, but as the show progresses, he betrays his order.
Krell's descent into darkness is marked by his disregard for the lives of his troops. His manipulation of his subordinates leads to the deaths of many brave soldiers and to a dangerous realignment of the forces during the Clone Wars.
Another hated Jedi is Barriss Offee, who first appeared on screen in 2002's Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.
Offee became disillusioned with the Order due to its involvement in the war, although she seemed a promising defender of the innocent with a strong sense of justice. Barriss organized a terrorist attack on the Jedi Temple and framed her friend Ahsoka Tano.
However, most fans believe that the worst Jedi of all is none other than the infamous Anakin Skywalker. Skywalker's transformation from a good young man to the notorious Darth Vader is certainly the most tragic in the Star Wars universe.
Anakin is initially presented as a talented and brave warrior who is committed to restoring balance to the Force. But his fear of losing loved ones and his vulnerability to manipulation by Chancellor Palpatine make him susceptible to the dark side.
Skywalker is seduced by the tricks of the Sith, promising to give the Jedi power and a way to save his wife, Padme. As a result, Anakin betrays the Order, rescues Palpatine from an intergalactic trial, massacres the Padawans in the Jedi Temple, and confronts his own Master — Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Obviously, Anakin's downfall has had an incredible impact on the audience, as well as far-reaching consequences for the entire Star Wars universe. His actions lead to the rise of the evil Emperor Palpatine and total dictatorship throughout the galaxy.