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[[Image:Knighting_ceremony.jpg|thumb|[[Anakin Skywalker]]'s Knighting ceremony.]]
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[[Image:Knighting ceremony.jpg|thumb|right|300px|[[Anakin Skywalker]]'s Knighting ceremony.]]
   
The '''Jedi Knight''' class was a very important class for every [[Jedi]] in the [[Jedi Order]]. A [[Padawan]] became a Jedi Knight when he passed the [[Jedi Trials]]. It could take a Padawan many years of training under a [[Jedi Master]] to achieve this rank.
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The title of '''Jedi Knight''' follows that of Padawan, and precedes the rank of [[Jedi Master]]. A [[Padawan]] would become a Jedi Knight once he or she had passed the [[Jedi Trials]]. In theory, it could take a Padawan many years of training under another Jedi Knight or a Jedi Master to achieve this rank. Knights are the backbone to the Jedi Order, being the majority. They are the ranks that get most normal missions complete.
   
The Jedi Knights are the example of the power of the Jedi. Without them, the Order could never take expansion. Once Jedi Knights have shown incredible devotion and mastery of the [[Force]], the next rank is Jedi Master.
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Once a Padawan had passed the Jedi Trials, he or she was knighted by the [[Jedi Council]] and commissioned as an active member of the Jedi Order, free to participate in intergalactic peace-keeping, judicial, and diplomatic affairs. Rather than immediately beginning to participate in galactic affairs, a Jedi Knight may also choose to train a new Padawan.
   
When a Padawan passed the trials to become a Jedi Knight, he was then given his own missions to perform by the [[Jedi Council]]. He can also begin to train a new Padawan.
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==History==
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The Jedi Knights were brought into the Republic shortly after the formation of the Jedi Order on [[Ossus]]. The [[Jedi]] agreed to become peacekeepers for the fledgling Republic. Unfortunately, the Republic felt that the Jedi would be more than capable of fighting entire wars, thus creating a burden for the Order. The Jedi participated in many conflicts, however, including the [[Clone Wars]] and the [[Sith Wars]], as well as the [[Yuuzhan Vong War]]. During the Clone Wars, the Jedi Knights became [[Jedi General]]s or [[High Jedi General]]s. Following the execution of [[Order 66]] by [[Palpatine|Darth Sidious]], most of the Knights were slaughtered by their [[Clone Troopers]]. Attacks occurred on numerous planets where Knights were leading Clone Troopers in the fight against the [[Separatist]]s. It is unknown if any Jedi made it out of the [[Jedi Temple]] alive (except for [[Shaak Ti]], where [[Darth Vader]] took personal charge of the extermination), but some escaped to the [[Outer Rim]].
   
==Knighthood in the [[Old Republic]]==
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==Knighthood==
In the Old Jedi Order, after a Padawan had spent enough time learning from his or her Master, the Padawan would take the trials of Knighthood. If the Padawan passed, they were declared to be a Knight of the Republic. The customary Padawan's braid was shorn off with a [[lightsaber]], by the leading Jedi Council member of the time, in the Knighting ceremony held in the [[Hall of Knighthood]] (assuming the Padawan was of a species that grew hair). Only the Jedi Council or the Padawan's Master could promote a Padawan to the rank of Jedi Knight. Most Knights were promoted to Jedi Masters after they successfully entered a Padawan into Knighthood themselves, although in rare cases they could also be promoted to Master without having done this (such as in the case of Master [[Saesee Tiin]], who never took an apprentice), and many Knights were addressed as "Master" at least by their own apprentices.
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===In the [[Galactic Republic|Old Republic]]===
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During the time of the Old Jedi Order, after a Padawan had spent an adequate amount time learning from their Master, they would undertake the trials of Knighthood. If the Padawan passed the trials they were declared to be a Knight of the [[Galactic Republic]] by the Jedi Council. The customary braid worn by Padawans was shorn off with a [[lightsaber]] by the leading Jedi Council member of the time, in the Knighting ceremony held in the [[Hall of Knighthood]]. Only the Jedi Council or the Padawan's Master could promote a Padawan to the rank of Jedi Knight. Most Knights were promoted to Jedi Masters after they successfully entered a Padawan into Knighthood themselves, although in rare cases they could also be promoted to Master without having done this (such as in the case of Master [[Saesee Tiin]], who never took an apprentice). It should be noted as well that many Knights were addressed as "Master" at least by their own apprentices. One legendary Jedi Knight [[Anakin Skywalker]] in the waning days of the Order was given the chance to sit on the [[Jedi Council]] a seat once reserved only for Jedi Masters. It was not until he confronted them that he was told that he was to stay a Jedi Knight and that he was not ready to become a master. Let it be remembered that this angered [[Anakin Skywalker]] greatly. Previous to this event [[Ki-Adi Mundi]] was the only Jedi Knight to sit on the council, he began his term shortly before the [[Battle of Naboo]].[[Ki-Adi-Mundi]] was made a master during the Clone Wars. It should be noted that Anakin Skywalker was at this point the youngest member of the order to have a seat on the council.
   
==Knighthood in the [[New Jedi Order]]==
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===In the [[New Jedi Order]]===
Knighting within the New Jedi Order was not always as formal as in the Old Jedi Order. In [[12 ABY]], [[Kyp Durron]], [[Dorsk 81]], and [[Cilghal]] were pronounced Knights by [[Luke Skywalker]] after they were able to complete every task he set for them, they had created their own lightsaber, and they decided to leave the [[Jedi Praxeum]] on [[Yavin 4]] to begin doing good deeds for the others of [[the Galaxy]].
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Knighting within the New Jedi Order was not always as formal as in the Old Jedi Order. A notable example is in [[12 ABY]], [[Kyp Durron]], [[Dorsk 81]], and [[Cilghal]] were made Knights by [[Luke Skywalker]] after they were able to complete every task set forth for them, including building their own lightsabers. The three left the [[Jedi Praxeum]] on [[Yavin 4]] and took upon themselves the responsibilities of a Jedi Knight, including the enormous task of keeping the peace within [[the Galaxy]].
   
Rather than receiving knighthood in a formal ceremony, [[Jaden Korr]] was knighted when Korr was told, in an informal conversation with Luke Skywalker and [[Kyle Katarn]], that Skywalker and Katarn had decided to promote Korr to the level of Jedi Knight due to his deeds on [[Vjun]].
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Another notable example of New Jedi Order methods is [[Jaden Korr]], who was knighted when he was told by means of an informal conversation with Luke Skywalker and [[Kyle Katarn]], that Skywalker and Katarn had decided to promote Korr to the level of Jedi Knight due to his performance on [[Vjun]].
   
In [[24 ABY]], the knighting of [[Jacen Solo|Jacen]] and [[Jaina Solo]], [[Zekk]], [[Tenel Ka]], [[Lusa]], [[Raynar Thul]], and [[Lowbacca]] was done at the decision of Skywalker following their year of service in aiding the defeat of the [[Diversity Alliance]] and [[Black Sun]]. Their knighting ceremony was a public spectacle held in the [[Massassi Temple]] in front of the assembled New Jedi Order and representatives of the [[New Republic]], and included a lightsaber salute from the current knights and a ballad of their deeds from [[Tionne]].
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Yet another example is in [[24 ABY]], the knighting of [[Jacen Solo]], [[Jaina Solo]], [[Zekk]], [[Tenel Ka]], [[Lusa]], [[Raynar Thul]], and [[Lowbacca]] was performed at the discretion of Luke Skywalker following their year of service in aiding in the defeat of the [[Diversity Alliance]] and [[Black Sun]]. Their knighting ceremony was a public spectacle held in the [[Massassi Temple]] in front of the assembled New Jedi Order and representatives of the [[New Republic]] and included a lightsaber salute from the current knights and a ballad of their deeds from [[Tionne]].
   
In [[27 ABY]], as the first act of the [[High Council]], Skywalker knighted the Padawan survivors of the [[Mission to Myrkr]] at a ceremony on [[Dac]].
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A final example is in [[27 ABY]], as the first act of the [[High Council]], Luke Skywalker knighted the Padawan survivors of the [[Mission to Myrkr]] at a ceremony on [[Dac]].
   
==History==
 
The Jedi Knights were brought into the Republic shortly after the Republic's formation, and were used by the Republic as peacekeepers. However, many believed that the Jedi would be able to fight entire wars for them. They participated in many battles, including the [[Battle of Geonosis]], where many were killed. During [[Order 66]], most of the Jedi Knights were slaughtered by the [[501st Legion]]. It is unknown if any made it out of the [[Jedi Temple]] alive, but some may have made it into the outer rims.
 
   
==See also==
 
*[[Knighting ceremony]]
 
*[[Jedi Trials]]
 
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[Cloak of Deception]]''
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*''[[Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars Republic: Rite of Passage]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars Republic: Rite of Passage]]''
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*''[[Rogue Planet]]''
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*''[[Outbound Flight]]''
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*''[[The Approaching Storm]]''
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*''[[Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: Clone Wars]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: Clone Wars]]''
*[[Junior Jedi Knights]]
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*''[[Shatterpoint]]''
*[[Young Jedi Knights]]
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*''[[The Cestus Deception]]''
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*''[[Medstar I: Battle Surgeons]]''
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*''[[Medstar II: Jedi Healer]]''
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*''[[Jedi Trial]]''
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*''[[Yoda: Dark Rendezvous]]''
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*''[[Labyrinth of Evil]]''
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*''[[Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith]]''
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*''[[Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader]]''
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*''[[Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope]]'' {{1st}}
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*''[[Allegiance]]''
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*''[[Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back]]''
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*''[[Shadows of The Empire]]''
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*''[[Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi]]''
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*''[[The Truce at Bakura]]''
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*''[[I, Jedi]]''
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*''[[Jedi Academy Trilogy]]''
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*''[[Children of the Jedi]]''
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*''[[Darksaber]]''
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*''[[Planet of Twilight]]''
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*''[[Junior Jedi Knights]]''
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*''[[Young Jedi Knights]]''
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*''[[Knights of the Old Republic]]''
   
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
* http://www.starwars.com/databank/organization/thejediorder/index.html
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*{{DB|organization|thejediorder|The Jedi Order}}
* http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Galactic_Republic
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*[[The New Essential Chronology]]
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*[[Attack of the Clones: The Visual Dictionary]]
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*[[Star Wars: The Power of Myth]]
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*[[Power of the Jedi Sourcebook]]
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*[[The Prophecy]]-[[Star Wars Adventure Journal 2]]
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==See also==
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*[[Jedi]]
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*[[Jedi Trials]]
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*[[Knighting ceremony]]
   
[[category:Jedi ranks|Knight]]
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[[Category:Jedi ranks|Knight]]
 
[[Category:Occupations]]
 
[[Category:Occupations]]
   

Revision as of 22:57, July 16, 2006

This article is about a rank in the Jedi Order. You may be looking for the Dark Forces video game and novel series.
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The title of Jedi Knight follows that of Padawan, and precedes the rank of Jedi Master. A Padawan would become a Jedi Knight once he or she had passed the Jedi Trials. In theory, it could take a Padawan many years of training under another Jedi Knight or a Jedi Master to achieve this rank. Knights are the backbone to the Jedi Order, being the majority. They are the ranks that get most normal missions complete.

Once a Padawan had passed the Jedi Trials, he or she was knighted by the Jedi Council and commissioned as an active member of the Jedi Order, free to participate in intergalactic peace-keeping, judicial, and diplomatic affairs. Rather than immediately beginning to participate in galactic affairs, a Jedi Knight may also choose to train a new Padawan.

History

The Jedi Knights were brought into the Republic shortly after the formation of the Jedi Order on Ossus. The Jedi agreed to become peacekeepers for the fledgling Republic. Unfortunately, the Republic felt that the Jedi would be more than capable of fighting entire wars, thus creating a burden for the Order. The Jedi participated in many conflicts, however, including the Clone Wars and the Sith Wars, as well as the Yuuzhan Vong War. During the Clone Wars, the Jedi Knights became Jedi Generals or High Jedi Generals. Following the execution of Order 66 by Darth Sidious, most of the Knights were slaughtered by their Clone Troopers. Attacks occurred on numerous planets where Knights were leading Clone Troopers in the fight against the Separatists. It is unknown if any Jedi made it out of the Jedi Temple alive (except for Shaak Ti, where Darth Vader took personal charge of the extermination), but some escaped to the Outer Rim.

Knighthood

In the Old Republic

During the time of the Old Jedi Order, after a Padawan had spent an adequate amount time learning from their Master, they would undertake the trials of Knighthood. If the Padawan passed the trials they were declared to be a Knight of the Galactic Republic by the Jedi Council. The customary braid worn by Padawans was shorn off with a lightsaber by the leading Jedi Council member of the time, in the Knighting ceremony held in the Hall of Knighthood. Only the Jedi Council or the Padawan's Master could promote a Padawan to the rank of Jedi Knight. Most Knights were promoted to Jedi Masters after they successfully entered a Padawan into Knighthood themselves, although in rare cases they could also be promoted to Master without having done this (such as in the case of Master Saesee Tiin, who never took an apprentice). It should be noted as well that many Knights were addressed as "Master" at least by their own apprentices. One legendary Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker in the waning days of the Order was given the chance to sit on the Jedi Council a seat once reserved only for Jedi Masters. It was not until he confronted them that he was told that he was to stay a Jedi Knight and that he was not ready to become a master. Let it be remembered that this angered Anakin Skywalker greatly. Previous to this event Ki-Adi Mundi was the only Jedi Knight to sit on the council, he began his term shortly before the Battle of Naboo.Ki-Adi-Mundi was made a master during the Clone Wars. It should be noted that Anakin Skywalker was at this point the youngest member of the order to have a seat on the council.

In the New Jedi Order

Knighting within the New Jedi Order was not always as formal as in the Old Jedi Order. A notable example is in 12 ABY, Kyp Durron, Dorsk 81, and Cilghal were made Knights by Luke Skywalker after they were able to complete every task set forth for them, including building their own lightsabers. The three left the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4 and took upon themselves the responsibilities of a Jedi Knight, including the enormous task of keeping the peace within the Galaxy.

Another notable example of New Jedi Order methods is Jaden Korr, who was knighted when he was told by means of an informal conversation with Luke Skywalker and Kyle Katarn, that Skywalker and Katarn had decided to promote Korr to the level of Jedi Knight due to his performance on Vjun.

Yet another example is in 24 ABY, the knighting of Jacen Solo, Jaina Solo, Zekk, Tenel Ka, Lusa, Raynar Thul, and Lowbacca was performed at the discretion of Luke Skywalker following their year of service in aiding in the defeat of the Diversity Alliance and Black Sun. Their knighting ceremony was a public spectacle held in the Massassi Temple in front of the assembled New Jedi Order and representatives of the New Republic and included a lightsaber salute from the current knights and a ballad of their deeds from Tionne.

A final example is in 27 ABY, as the first act of the High Council, Luke Skywalker knighted the Padawan survivors of the Mission to Myrkr at a ceremony on Dac.


Appearances

Sources

See also

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