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Bias in the article[edit source]

  • This article has a bias POV problem within the Behind the Scenes section: "to follow the misguided Potentium". Potentium, although is a theory, is not misguided. I think the "misguided" should be taken out of the article 02:35, 17 January 2008 (UTC) Scyrone
  • I agree.Sith-venator9:32PM 9-10-08
    • I disagree. Potentium has been confirmed in canon to be a misguided view of the force that leads to the dark side. fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 16:00, December 2, 2009 (UTC)
      • I disagree with your disagreement. the potentium has been confirmed in canon to be seen by the Jedi to be a misguided view of the force that leads to the dark side. as far as I can tell, there has been great effort taken to make sure there are no sources that say which view of the force is correct or incorrect. they are simply philosophies debated by the various organisations of force users, and there is no canon right or wrong answer to that. plus, I've yet to see a force philosophy that Hasn't lead at least one person to the dark side, so that's a bad criteria to judge it on 00:08, March 15, 2012 (UTC)

Expanding article[edit source]

Can someone expand on this article. I'm sure there are alot more to the grey jedi then what I provided. -Redemption 04:42, 7 Nov 2005 (UTC)

  • I'm not sure we want this article. Gray Jedi is only used once in the entire EU, and its a pejorative statement Tyvokka utters to Plo Koon about why Qui-Gon Jinn is unsuitable to the council. QuentinGeorge 08:38, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
  • In KOTOR 2, there is a set of robes called "Gray Jedi Robes". The description of these robes describe "Gray Jedi" as: "Gray Jedi, although having completed the teachings of the Jedi, operate idependently and outside of the Jedi Council. They are typically seen as misguided, though they have not necessarily succumbed to the dark side". So Gray Jedi are mentioned elsewere in the EU, though not described the way they are in the "Grey Jedi" article. 16:54, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
    • It does not, indeed, say they deny good and evil in the Force or otherwise. 00:40, 5 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Grey Jedi seem to be appearing more in the greater EU. Jacen Solo would certainly qualify in my opinion (though he I also think he's been showing some dark tendencies). Vergere would also qualify. So I believe we should keep it, but if we do, it should be expanded. -- SFH 20:06, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
    • Neither is described as "grey", nor do they describe themselves as grey. QuentinGeorge 20:07, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
    • Do they consider themselves light or dark? Do they consider themselves good or evil? Dot they—Good Lord! I'm starting to sound like a Potentium Heretic. I've got to stop reading NJO books before I go nuts. Still, does it really matter what they call themselves. I'm not saying they fit a concrete definition, but those are just a two. What of Jolee Bindo and Kreia? Jolee certainly thought in terms of grey. -- SFH 20:14, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Not reading NJO books is always a good idea! *innocent whistle*. T'is a shame that this Grey Jedi idea has become so popular, it's perverted everything the original trilogy stood for in terms of the Force. Jachra 20:40, 29 July 2006 (UTC)
      • All I'm saying is it's a very speculative article at the current time. I'd rather change it to be exclusively an examination of the term, and only include people who EXPLICTLY labelled themselves, or were labelled, as such. QuentinGeorge 05:17, 17 Nov 2005 (UTC)
  • I will admit it is rather speculative, and in it's current form not very specific. But I think we should keep it. -- SFH 05:34, 17 Nov 2005 (UTC)
    • I'm in the process of a rewrite for this article. Should have a better, less speculative version up soon. QuentinGeorge 04:53, 15 Dec 2005 (UTC)
      • Still planning on redoing this article. It's way too speculative and fanony at the moment. Give me a few days. QuentinGeorge 06:18, 26 March 2006 (UTC)
        • Thank you. It does seem to be a fanon description, given that it isn't used in canon sources at all, really--Erl 22:56, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
          • The term is used, sparingly and vaguely, in all the sources listed (I don't know about Traitor). But I think this article needs a major rewrite, it is very fanony and too poetic. Maybe nominate for an improvement drive? Lonnyd 10:48, 2 May 2006 (UTC)
  • From what I've heard about Grey Jedi, they aren't really Jedi anymore. They weren't exiled, they just left the order. I forget where I heard that though. MaulYoda 18:52, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
  • The Gray Jedi and Gray Sith are realistic and should be canonized as such..I've already begun work on the fleshing out a divergent order...not the potentium mind you but one that is to be much would be concealed due to its very nature in similar fashion Vergere could hide herself in the force.
  • From what I read of the NJO I don't consider Vergere a gray jedi by doctrine although she has become one in action and by fate of circumstance being that the order that she adheres to no longer exists except through Luke Skywalker whose authority she seems to outright reject...
  • Also in the Article about Jolee Bindo, he specifically refers to himself as gray and even is quoted asking Revan to think of him to the effect of being a normal person with a lightsaber and force abilities...
  • Kreias ultimate goal in her article is to end the dominance of the force and her fall to the path of the Sith prior to this would seem to me to make her more of a gray Sith than a gray Jedi. She was cast out of the Sith Order, she didn't quite return to the Jedi did she.
  • The Dathomir Witch clans would likely all qualify as gray except the Nightsisters who I guess would be Darkside...hmm but their universal law never concede to evil could be interpreted as a 0 tolerance creed for the light side of the force,but I wager that its simplicity makes it inadequate to serve this purpose.

especially in light of the fact wikiQuote "Each clan had a unique set of rules regarding Force usage, but all the clans held one rule above all others: "Never concede to evil"."end wikiquote

  • Even Mace Windu (and perhaps many of his people as well by default)could have been argued to have been a gray by nature with his creation of Vapaad, jaunts into the dark side, and decision to kill Sidious though he was apparently bested in lightsaber duel."the question of justice still arises with this though: Is it evil to strike down an apparantly greater evil in ways that are against your adopted moral codes? When do those codes themselves become evil amid questionable circumstances?
  • Heres another candidate to the gray..-wikiquote-Over the next thirteen years, Lorian ditched the Agri-Corps and became the leader of a band of space raiders-..-Lorian in a way redeemed himself, and died in spirit as a true Jedi about this dude and decide for yourself..I say gray..
    • I don't believe most of the gray jedi are in any actual gray order in and of themselves just as the Jedi order is not known as the Light Order(arguably the lack of Dark in front of the term Jedi implies this but its difficult since the Jedi Order existed before the Dark jedi or the Sith..btw I know we have all noticed in the games and articles the distinctions made between the Dark Jedi and the Sith..

So why should it matter if the characters have identified themselves or been identified as such...yet it WOULD be difficult to catagorize the characters based on whether they EVER defied the Jedi order or not or used the darkside for a light purpose. Actually I choose to believe despite anybody's argument even if it winds up being PURE FANON that there is or should be a loosely based (perhaps only bound merely by creed maybe a secretive order of force users who follow after the Exile..because I play the Exile in such a way as he never truly committed himself in any direction too far. And he definately had followers. A few simple conversations could sway my guy over to the light or darkside. I wager I can do this all the way until I'm ready to do the Korriban cave thing. Also both he/she and Revan's fates are pretty much unresolved, and they seem to dissappear into the Unknown Regions..Well anyway thats all I will say for now, feel free to edit and trim my article to suite the discussion..In the end without dedicated "gray" orders like the Potentium, it would logically fall on the observer's opinion to determine who is of the dark, who is of the light and who is of the gray.

    • It seems to me that the major point of confution is what presicely constitutes a Grey Jedi. The term Grey Jedi is rather vague, and in its broadest use could aply to any of the folowing.
1.Jedi/Sith who are at odds with the Jedi/Sith Council on matters of policy.
2.Any one who goes from light to dark to light etc. within thier lifetime.
3.All adharents of the Potentium philosophy.
4.Any followers of a hypothetical grey jedi order.
5.Any one labeled as a Grey Jedi.
6.Any one who belives that good/evil lies in the Force user and not in the Force itself.
7.Any one who dose not wholy and entirely support and practice the Jedi/Sith Codes.
8.Rogue Jedi/Sith who are still within thier respective orders.
9.Rogue Jedi/Sith who are not still within thier respective orders.
10.One or more of the Dathomir Witch clans.
11.Possibly the Dathomir Nightsisters.

Perhaps the answer is to create/maintain articles for all of these sub-groups and simply use this article as an umbrella for them. Rather than make a list of Grey Jedi, make a list of groups/types that could be considered Grey with links to thier respective articles. 06:29, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

Name[edit source]

I hate to be the one to bring this up, but shouldn't this article be called "Gray Jedi?" That's how it is spelled in the only official source we have, and the manual of style tells us to use american spelling. Lonnyd 21:42, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

  • In this case, someone should make similar changes to the template and category.

Traits[edit source]

  • Once again someone ladled a whole lot of fanon rubbish into this article just as I was trying to fix it. I have reverted it so I can have another go at fixing it. QuentinGeorge 13:29, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Quote[edit source]

Doesn't this quote have more to do with Qui-Gon than with Grey Jedi? - Angel Blue (Holonet) 22:58, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

  • Indeed. Probably a quote from Jolee Bindo or Kreia will do. --RedemptionTalk Uglykotoricon.svg 23:02, 6 October 2006 (UTC)
  • How about: ""…from now on, just think of me as any other non-Jedi in our little group. With a lightsaber. And Force powers." Jolee Bindo to Revan. --Tikaheta 16:16, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

Qui-Gon?[edit source]

Wasn't Qui-Gon considered to be a Grey-Jedi by the Jedi Council? - "Awar 22:25, 8 March 2007 (UTC)".

  • yes some considered him to be one. if a jedi defies the council or uses light and dark powers with the beief that good and evil is within the person not the powers, that makes them gray.
    • "or uses light and dark powers with the beief that good and evil is within the person not the powers": Incorrect. "Gray Jedi" simply means that they defy the Council. - Lord Hydronium 19:54, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Jon Antilles[edit source]

Was Jon Antilles a Gray Jedi? he was a maverick jedi who operated independently, with little contact with the Jedi Council, so he does seem to fit the definition of a Gray Jedi. If he can be considered a Gray Jedi, then someone should add him to the list in the article. I can't do it becuase the article is protected from anonymous editing. 15:12, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

    • hey that's a good point. And I think the Dark Woman would qualify too. Unfortunately...I don't think we have any confirmation of that. There are a lot of "independent" jedi that might qualify, but I think we should probably limit the list to confirmed examples. Maybe I'll put a note on it. fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 16:03, December 2, 2009 (UTC)
    • I added him along with other "wandering" jedi. See "Additional Jedi" section. fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 16:56, December 2, 2009 (UTC)

Revan a Grey Jedi?[edit source]

I don't think that Revan was a grey Jedi. He understood the natures of the light and dark sides. He was a Jedi, a Dark Jedi and a Sith and a Jedi again. He probably agreed with the Council about the light and dark sides of the Force. So I think we should take him off the list of Grey Jedi. And besdies disagreeing with the Council does not make one a Gray Jedi.--Jedi Kasra 10:26, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

What WAS he then, if not a Grey Jedi? He certainly wasn't completely in tune with either of the 'factions', you could say. For one, love is forbidden by the Jedi, yet Revan and Bastila have a romantic relationship.

wouldn't revan technically be classed as a grey jedi? i mean he uses both the dark side and the light side of the force and operates outside of the jedi order being in the unknown regions? this seems to tick a couple of boxes to me.

  • as per the definition of a gray jedi, he has operated independently and outside the strictures of the High Council. --Black Jack Scarron 21:49, December 3, 2009 (UTC)
    • Revan fits a couple of 'boxes'. First he's a good council jedi. Then he's trying to rally a war against the wishes of the council, then he's a Sith. Then he's back to being on his own, as a jedi, but he's working closely with Bastila, is trained by the council, and ultimately is responsible for the rebuilding of the order before disappearing again. As the pre-kotor events most resemble the actions of Exar Kun, I would just call him a Sith at that point. As the post-KotOR actions are ambiguous (at least until we get more information from the release of the new TOR mmo) I don't think we can term him a gray jedi. For all we know he's the grandmaster and it's no different than Luke going on a long-term mission for the council in the events of the Fate of the Jedi series. I think we'll have to wait and see. fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 14:59, December 4, 2009 (UTC)
      • in the book The Old Republic: Revan, Revan himself shows obvious signs of being a gray jedi. He mentions walking the "blade's edge" between light and dark, and comments on the manner in which light and dark sides are intertwined. plus, just because he worked with the council, and was a jedi in name, it is clearly shown that he follows a seperate philosophy, and so should be included in this list. Swordsquirrel 00:14, March 15, 2012 (UTC)

Kyle Katarn[edit source]

I think that Katarn might be a Gray Jedi, Considering his use of both light and dark powers, and his unorthodox methods. And that he is a Mercenary. Kyle is definitly a Gray Jedi. He teaches the philosophy to Jaden and Rosh so they would probably be too.

It says that Kyle Katarn is a Gray Jedi in his article. User:Kilson

  • he appears to have been removed as a gray jedi now. Should I put him back in with some reasoning as to why? I dont really know where it would fit in to describe the reasoning for his gray jedi candidacy prior to the NJO.
    • No you should not put him back in, Kyle Katarn was not a Gray Jedi. The fact that someone uses "dark powers" should not be seen as "proof" that he is a Gray Jedi. All unconfirmed information has recently been removed, only confirmed Gray Jedi should be mentioned in this article. As you can see, Kyle Katarn is not one of them. --Jedimca0(Do or Do Not, There is No Try) 18:47, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

Ashen - Sirs...I believe Kyle Katarn is a gray Jedi...for several reasons.. Number one - Kyle Katarn uses both Light and Dark Side powers...even tho that alone is not proof enough i have more

Number Two - In Star Wars Jedi Academy game Kyle Katarn does not tell the Jedi Council of his going to Korriban to save Rosh Penin he does it on his own accord

Number Three - As seen in Jedi Outcast he goes to the Valley of the Jedi and absorbs the power..and when Luke confronted him about it..he seemed not to care what Luke thought because he did what he wanted to do and nothing the council could have told him wouldent matter...Just like Jinn.

So yes you should add him back..

      • Kyle Katarn is in no way a gray jedi. If anything, he's a believer in Potentium, but even this is ambiguous as he sits on Luke's Council. As the very definition of "gray jedi" is that you don't like the council, I can't see listing a member of the council as a "gray jedi". fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 16:55, December 2, 2009 (UTC)
      • I agree with Fodigg. Kyle is not a gray jedi. his use of powers associated with the dark side does not necessarily qualify him either, since - Due the lack of any confirmed 'Correct' force philosophy - there is no evidence to show that using these powers is a mark of using the dark side. for all we know, the potentium could be correct, and his status relies on his intentions. not to mention that in the dark nest trilogy, Luke skywalker uses force lightning, a traditionally dark side technique, and I don't see anyone listing him as a gray jedi. Kyle's actions in jedi academy hardly provide compelling evidence either, since the council of the new jedi order was a much looser organisation. Swordsquirrel 00:19, March 15, 2012 (UTC)

Additional Grey Jedi[edit source]

Some additional grey jedi to think about; Nejaa Halcyon was married and had a son (Valin Halcyon/Hal Horn.) Vergere was a grey jedi (i think). Could Jacen Solo be a grey jedi?

Nejaa Halcyon was a Corellian Jedi, to make him Grey would make them all Grey. The followed different philosophies on the Jedi rules against attachment. Vergere went dark at some point, completely missed the Grey. Snarf5181 03:25, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

  • Actually the corellian jedi were held to the same constraints as the rest of the order. There was a scene where Anakin and Nejaa share a moment when they talk about their hidden marriages. fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 16:05, December 2, 2009 (UTC)
  • I'd like to suggest that while Vergere was definitely sith, I think by the time she met jacen, she may have mellowed out to a state of grayness in the force.

also, I think Jacen may have been gray sometime between the Yuuzhan Vong war and the Second Galactic Civil War, but he definitely slipped from light to dark outwith those times.Swordsquirrel 00:24, March 15, 2012 (UTC)

Ashen - Kreia is a Grey should add her because through most of the game she is...

      • Okay, I added Nejaa Halcyon for pulling a bindo, Eelysa for her willingness to train barabel jedi directly against the will of Grand Master Luke, and then a number of the "wandering jedi" from the Republic comics: An'ya Kuro, Jon Antilles, Fay, Knol Ven'nari, Nico Diath, Zao. fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 16:54, December 2, 2009 (UTC)
      • Done adding to the list of gray jedi for now. I unified the formatting and listed members of the "factions" that were mentioned in the list previously. I also added a note in the "behind the scenes" section to explain why sith such as Kreia and Caedus are not listed. Hope that helps. fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 18:16, December 2, 2009 (UTC)

How About Bardan Jusik? Can he be considered Grey? He wasn't Jedi and he definitely wasn't Sith

  • As far as I know Bardan Jusik doesn't use the Force at all anymore, ever. So I'd say he doesn't qualify. Also, don't forget to sign your posts with four tildes.Bri-Jay Waycay 14:47, December 27, 2010 (UTC)

Sources[edit source]

Where is the source for these being members?

Vergere Zao Qui-Gon Jinn Dark Woman

  • Qui-Gon is called one in The Stark Hyperspace War. The rest were fan speculation and excised appropriately. (I'm not sure about Jolee Bindo just yet.) Future additions to this list of Gray Jedi must include REF tags, to prevent this article from getting out of control yet again. Gonk (Gonk!) 14:34, 23 July 2007 (UTC)
    • I think I remember something about Jolee Bindo being called a Grey Jedi i KotOR. Commander Daal Imperial Emblem.svg 15:16, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Ashen He even says that he is Himself "Humph..Lightside , Dark Side , I see more gray then Light or Dark.

    • Hmm. I included sources for the gray jedi I added to the list, but these were sources to show how they fit the parameters of Gray Jedi. If appearance on the list requires a source where the character is expressly labeled as a "gray jedi", then some of those might not qualify after all. I will leave them up so others can evaluate. fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 18:20, December 2, 2009 (UTC)
  • There are always background Jedi and Sith who are not expressly labeled as such by other characters, but they're still Jedi and Sith. --Black Jack Scarron 20:21, December 2, 2009 (UTC)

Baadu[edit source]

I've read somewhere in the internet that Gray Jedi are also called Baadu? does that ring any bells to you? does anybody have a source of this info? 11:17, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Where on the internet? Darth Oompa Loompa 19:18, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Look on this page.

Yup,I've looked everywhere,and found no official source for the Baadu.Maybe they're a really famous fanon!

They're talked about in the old WEG d6 RPG, though I don't recall which particular book anymore. -- 14:59, January 25, 2012 (UTC)

Definition[edit source]

Now that the KOTOR CG has provided a more objective set of criteria by which a Jedi may be considered Gray, might it be possible to add those known Jedi who fit the definition, such as Aqinos or Djinn Altis? Dangerdan97 16:45, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Does this count?[edit source]

Would a Force-sensitive who is loyal to the Jedi Order but not considered a part of it be considered a Gray Jedi? Just curious. Darth Havoc 07:24, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

    • I'm trying to think of an example of this. You mean like what if Leia had never been trained as a jedi? She would still be "loyal" to them, and still a force-sensitive. I would say no, because "gray jedi" implies training and clear division from the council. But the term can also be applied to non-dark, non-jedi like the Baran Do, so it's a "gray" area (pun intended). fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 16:59, December 2, 2009 (UTC)
  • By Definition they have to be a Jedi. A Jedi who operates interdependently and outside the strictures of the council. By definition the Revanchists are Gray Jedi until they became Dark Jedi. --Black Jack Scarron 20:18, December 2, 2009 (UTC)
    • By 130 ABY the term can be used for non-jedi as well, but I see your point. The Revanchists are a good example, not only of Gray Jedi, but of why the council has their code to begin with. fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 20:50, December 2, 2009 (UTC)

Gray Jedi Robe screenshot[edit source]

I added the item icon screenshot for "Gray Jedi Robe" to the "Behind the Scenes" section above/right of the quote, but it was removed for low resolution. I could not find a better image of the item being worn via google and do not own the PC version of KotOR II. Can somebody with a copy of the game get a better screenshot of the item being worn? Something like the screenshot for the Jolee's robe article? fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 20:48, December 2, 2009 (UTC)

Nejaa Halcyon vs. Anakin Skywalker[edit source]

Both had secret wives against the will of the council, but Nejaa Halcyon I consider a Gray Jedi while Anakin Skywalker I do not. However, I wanted to run my logic by everyone. The difference is that Nejaa was removed from the council and did his own thing (as many Corellian Jedi were known to do) in addition to breaking the code, while Anakin was a central figure for the High Council of the time, going so far as to sit on the council at the behest of Palpatine. I think Anakin's close association with the High Council negates him as a Gray Jedi, and his fall to the dark side ultimately brands him as a Sith. Nejaa was still a light side jedi even though he rejected the decrees of the council. His was a disagreement over policy while Anakin's was "from my perspective the Jedi are EVIL". Anyone have thoughts on this? Preferably someone who has read Jedi Trial, where the two characters meet and discuss their secret wives? fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 15:12, December 4, 2009 (UTC)

  • I don't think those are reasons to rule anakin out from being a Gray jedi, though I agree that he wasn't one. I'd say the reason anakin isn't considered a gray jedi is that he never had the time to establish himself as a gray jedi. his transition from light to dark was much to fast.Swordsquirrel 00:27, March 15, 2012 (UTC)

How about the Paladins?[edit source]

Specifically of the Teepo and Gray flavors. Do they fit the criteria?Dangerdan97 01:12, March 6, 2010 (UTC)

Updated definition[edit source]

I have carried out a major rewrite reflecting the altered definition provided in Star Wars Legacy 0 and the Jedi Academy Training Manual. I have retained an explanation for the political use, as well as the examples of those such labeled as Gray Jedi, but have elaborated that such a use of the term is simply a common misappropriation. Please voice any major concerns here. —fodigg (talk) | 19:36, March 17, 2010 (UTC)

  • My concern is that Legacy 0 does not say that, and that JATM is a shoddily written piece of badly researched crap. QuentinGeorge 02:57, April 2, 2010 (UTC)
    • Yeah, it seems OR to me to say that the common use is the "misappropriation". - Lord Hydronium 03:38, April 2, 2010 (UTC)
      • I checked Legacy 0 (I was looking at Legacy .5) and it clearly states that they are called "gray" because of their perceived close relationship to the dark side. Not to their disconnection from the NJO high council. As for JATM, it's a valid, newer source. I don't think we as wookieepedians have the authority to toss it out or downgrade its level of canon. —fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 14:04, April 2, 2010 (UTC)
        • As per talk on GA nom section, will alter article to be more balanced between two definitions. —fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 23:11, April 3, 2010 (UTC)

The Dark Woman[edit source]

What about the Dark woman as one? --Jackson31195 20:44, April 3, 2010 (UTC)

  • She was certainly unorthodox, but the article is only listing those confirmed as "gray". But if somebody could call Qui-Gon Jinn "gray", then they could use it to describe the Dark Woman. It's just not confirmed and therefore not listed. —fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 23:09, April 3, 2010 (UTC)

The Voss Mystics[edit source]

Should the Mystics of Voss (in SW:TOR) really be considered Gray Jedi? They may be "gray" in terms of Force alignment, but they aren't associated with the Jedi in any way. -- Maree Ni 19:20, May 14, 2010 (UTC)

  • Oh, nevermind, thanks to whoever removed them from the article. -- Maree Ni 19:22, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
      • The Voss-page refers to them as Gray Jedi, well it redirects here, Bioware refers to them as "gray". Plus, this page itself says that " The term was similar to that of "Dark Jedi" in that it could refer to any Force user, and not only to Jedi." Swedish guy 19:30, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
        • I am currently adding them to the article. They fit the definition just fine, and the word of the writer is sufficient. I think they were only removed because there was no content other than the title. Not to worry, I plan to add them in all appropriate places of the article. Should be done by today. —fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 20:27, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
          • I'm still not convinced. No authoritative source refers to them as Gray Jedi, only "Gray." At least all the other Gray Jedi and Dark Jedi can trace their training lineage to the Jedi. The Mystics cannot. Maybe "Gray" and "Gray Jedi" should be two separate articles? (edit) Or maybe "Gray Jedi" should be a topic under an article entitled "Gray"? -- Maree Ni 04:34, May 16, 2010 (UTC)
            • "Gray" in this context is synonymous with "Gray Jedi", just as "Dark" is with "Dark Jedi". —fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 21:32, May 16, 2010 (UTC)
              • That is an assumption; the writer doesn't mention the term "Gray Jedi" in his blog post. It might be worth simply asking Mr. Erickson directly. --Imperialles 21:45, May 16, 2010 (UTC)
                • We could perhaps arrange an interview with the man, come to think of it. We should wait until after E3, though. He's likely quite busy at the moment, plus I'm guessing we'll have more questions after the event! --Imperialles 22:06, May 16, 2010 (UTC)
  • An interview would be "grayt" (couldn't help myself), but JATM does use the terms interchangeably, such as in the following excerpt: A Gray Jedi taps into the light side and the dark side equally. Members of the Jensaarai outwardly deny such claims that they are Gray, and Star Wars Legacy 0 and Star Wars Legacy 0½ have very, very similar text, but one describes the Imperial Knights as "gray jedi" and the other as "gray". Additionally, the "true gray jedi" definition provided in JATM, which says: There are those in the galaxy who are not affilitated with any tradition that delve into both the light side and the dark side that are true Gray Jedi This sets the precedent that one does not have to be a member of the Jedi Order to be a "Gray Jedi". Given the above, a confirmation of "gray" IS a confirmation of "gray jedi". We would need confirmation that to be a "Gray Jedi" one has to be a "Jedi" in order to alter this. Thoughts? I am not intending to speculate. —fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 22:47, May 16, 2010 (UTC)
    • Oh, don't get me wrong, I am not disputing the definition of the term. I am just not convinced Erickson is as educated on the subject, and may have made an error (perhaps intending to simply state the Mystics were a non-Jedi/Sith organization). Time will tell, of course, and for now I suppose the Mystics belong in this article. --Imperialles 22:52, May 16, 2010 (UTC)
      • Oh okay, I was panicking there. I was like, "did I miss something in another source??" Yeah, that makes sense to me. My understanding from his article was that he wanted somebody who walked the line between light and dark (like, they're good, but wait they're all totalitarian and maybe not so good), but after hearing your argument I could see it being intended to just say that he wanted a third party organization. If you get a chance to ask him, ask if he means "gray" the same way Jolee Bindo said "I see more grey than light or dark". That might be a good comparison to make. —fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 22:57, May 16, 2010 (UTC)

Qui-Gon's absence[edit source]

He's the original Gray Jedi, yet he's not enumerated in the listings on this page?Dangerdan97 04:52, May 16, 2010 (UTC)

  • Correct me if I'm wrong, but that may be because he is not necessarily a "true" Gray Jedi. He is only considered to be by certain Jedi. However, he still maintained a close relationship with the Council, typically honoring their requests and operating under their authority, only occasionally acting independently of or against the Council. (See "Relationship with the Council" section of the article) -- Maree Ni 05:43, May 16, 2010 (UTC)
    • Jinn was said that some say he is a Gray Jedi. Hardly confirmation. He is featured extensively in the article, but is not confirmed. —fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 21:31, May 16, 2010 (UTC)

Grey Jedi did not use the darkside.[edit source]

Grey Jedi were NOT able to use the dark and light side of the force, this entire page is based off of incorrect sources, they use video game sources and video game mechanics are not canon sources of a character using powers, especially considering the player chooses how the powers are acted upon. Kyle Katarn never used the dark side in the actual story, he was only able to during the actual play time. Jaden Korr has not used the dark side in the new novels either.

The sources that are listed are all video games, and video games often just have certain game mechanics to make the crowd happy or 'wow'd'. Each reference of a character using the dark and light came strictly from a video game. Not to mention this article contradicts itself several times, it also says ALL GREY JEDI CAN USE THE DARK AND LIGHT. That is completely false, I think someone should really look into this. Unsigned comment by Azlum (talk • contribs).

  • Actually, in the novel Crosscurrent, Korr possesses the Force lightning power, which is a dark-sided power. And game sources are considered canon, as far as I know.--Jedi Kasra (comlink) 12:44, May 19, 2010 (UTC)
  • plus, any jedi, sith or force user in general CAN use both light and dark sides, so saying that gray jedi can is perfectly reasonable. and once again, i must point out the force lightning isn't a one way ticket to the dark side, as shown by the Grand Master himself. Swordsquirrel 00:32, March 15, 2012 (UTC)

Korr possessing force lightning was supposed to be a dream, or a vision. Unsigned comment by Azlum (talk • contribs).

    • Check the sources listed in the article. You are misinformed. —fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 13:44, May 19, 2010 (UTC)
    • Actually, I have the source text on-hand (from JATM): Groups such as the Jensaarai have members that occasionally tap into the dark side and walk away seemingly untouched. According to the Jedi, these individuals become tainted and carry the dark side's influence within them, whether they realize it or not. Some people claim to have witnessed a slow metamorphosis of the persons' personalities over time as a result of their flirting with the dark side. Force-using Jedi who meddle with the dark side without totally surrendering to it are sometimes referred to as Gray Jedi. A Gray Jedi taps into the light side and the dark side equally. Members of the Jensaarai outwardly deny such claims that they are Gray, but the Jedi and the Sith do not hesitate to say that the Jensaarai refuse to admit the truth to themselves. There are those in the galaxy who are not affiliated with any tradition that delve into both the light side and the dark side that are true Gray Jedi. As you can see, somebody has been looking into it, and the article is fine. —fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 13:54, May 19, 2010 (UTC)

Cade Skywalker; a possible Grey?[edit source]

I know there hasn't been any confirmation on it, and the only reference of grey jedi in legacy are Imperial knights, but I came to ponder on Cade's actions. He seems to fit both meanings of what a grey Jedi is. He's used darkside powers, and has always pulled away, therefore not being fully succumbed by it. But more so, he's a "jedi" that's against the council and its teachings almost completely. And by recent comics he seems to be following the will of the force. So should he be qualified as a Grey jedi? He's seems to fit the definition very well, and in an extreme way. Unsigned comment by (talk • contribs).

  • Cade Skywalker clearly suffers from dark side corruption (e.g., his yellowed eyes) and is therefore not a Gray Jedi. He simply struggles between the dark and the light. Compare to Anakin Skywalker for an example of someone who does this and eventually falls and Quinlan Vos for an example of someone who does this and ultimately serves the light. —fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 13:44, December 20, 2010 (UTC)

Jedi Path quotes[edit source]

Courtesy of Niarcmorn on the Star Wars: The Old Republic boards, I now have the full quotes from the The Jedi Path book:

"Some call Master Qui-Gui-Gon a gray Jedi, and I confess I can see why they do. He's going to get me into trouble."
-Obi-Wan, Jedi Path, pg 151
"The so-called gray Jedi have been with us since the beginning. Although they do not break with the Jedi orthodoxy concerning the dark side, they bristle when asked to take orders from the Council. Gray Jedi make compromises, cut corners, and hide their actions from scrutiny, all under the assumption that their experience makes them authorities on policy. They are mavericks who are difficult to control, but can be valued members of the Order after they have been persuaded to follow the established hierarchy."
-Chief Jedi Librarian (ten years or so after the 7th Battle of Ruusan), Jedi Path, pg 151

I'm considering how to work some of this into the article, but there doesn't seem to be too much room for new quotes and I don't want to remove the original quote from Tyvokka. For now I plan to put in the 2nd quote in place of the Kenobi/Jinn dialogue re: the council, but I am open to suggestions. Also, if anyone can identify the Chief Jedi Librarian in the quote, that would be most helpful. Regards. —fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 19:00, December 31, 2010 (UTC)

  • I actually opted to remove the Vrook Lamar quote instead of the Kenobi/Jinn quote. —fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 19:05, December 31, 2010 (UTC)
  • Regarding the Chief Jedi Librarian quote, it seems like from the appearances page for The Jedi Path it should be Restelly Quist. Can anyone confirm? —fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 14:01, January 3, 2011 (UTC)
    • Confirmed by Dreossk on the SWTOR forums that it was said by Restelly Quist, Chief Librarian on page 151 in a chapter named "Threats to Jedi Teachings. Will add attribution now. —fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 15:45, January 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Paraphrased 1st quote in History section. Considering breaking the History section into subsections to work in all three quotes (Vrook's, Quists', and Kenobi/Luke's), but I don't think the "Ruusan Reformations" section would be long enough to make that acceptable. Will continue to consider. —fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 14:06, January 5, 2011 (UTC)

Voss Mystics quote[edit source]

Just a general note here, as soon as we have any quote from or about the Voss Mystics' views of the Force, please don't hesitate to put it into the article. The current quote is simply there because it's our only IU quote about the Voss Mystics. It should be changed as soon as we have more information. Regards. —fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 19:09, December 31, 2010 (UTC)

  • I've updated the quote for the Voss Mystics based on an in-game quote from a Master Delsa. This quote appears in Star Wars: The Old Republic during the Smuggler class storyline if you choose to send a group of failed Mystics to the Jedi Order for training. I will continue to look for a neutral quote that appears regardless of in-game choices, however this quote does portray a view of the Jedi Order on the Voss and is therefore my current best option. Suggestions welcome. —fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 20:16, January 5, 2012 (UTC)
    • A better quote was provieded by one Knight Wen. This quote appears when giving a quest and does not depend on player choices. It also directly refers to the Mystics and not to failed Mystics. —fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 16:26, January 6, 2012 (UTC)

Revan a grey Jedi?[edit source]

Yes, it was brought up a few years back, but now, we've a new source, the Revan novel, where Revan's quoted as thinking, "He understood that the two sides of the Force were more closely intertwined with each other than either the Jedi or the Sith would ever admit. He had learned to balance on the knife-edge between them, drawing on both the light and dark sides for strength." He then proceeds to use both sides of the Force in his next few battles. Would that mean he's officially classified as a Gray Jedi now? User: Barren167 Darth Caedus: Childhood fan-character ruined. 22:46, December 2, 2011 (UTC)

  • It's definitely worth keeping an eye on, but no, that wouldn't in itself count as confirmation of Revan as a gray Jedi. For example, Kyle Katarn uses both light and dark freely and encourages his students (e.g., Jaden Korr, Rosh Penin) to do the same, and yet Kyle sits on the Jedi High Council and is not considered a gray Jedi. What the new novel describes for Revan certainly fits the two definitions of gray Jedi--apart from the council; uses both light and dark--but without explicit confirmation of "gray" or "gray Jedi" we cannot be sure. As he's both been a Sith and suffered dark side corruption, he may be barred from consideration as a gray Jedi. Sith are NEVER considered gray Jedi (source is JATM I believe) no matter how "non-dark" they may seem (e.g., Vergere) and gray Jedi are supposed to be totally free of dark side corruption, at least outwardly (multiple sources). Keep an eye out for any dialogue in the new game that calls Revan "gray" however. If they ever explicitly label him as such then I guess we could assume he'd grown past all that. —fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) | 15:14, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

Jed'aii order[edit source]

Their philosophy seems strikingly similar to gray Jedi as they don't wish to follow either side of the force until the force wars.

Should we mention the Jed'aii Order then, as they sought to be at the center of the force, neither truly embracing the light nor the dark side of the force. They sought balance instead which could be considered "Grey" by their successors (the Sith & the Jedi)--JHN13 (talk) 03:56, October 10, 2013 (UTC)

Gray?[edit source]

Don't you think Meetra Surik, Revan and Kyle Katarn also qualify for the title of Gray Jedi? Especially the latter one.

Don't you think Meetra Surik, Revan and Kyle Katarn also qualify for the title of Gray Jedi? Especially the latter one. 09:54, March 20, 2014 (UTC)W4rb1rd

  • Unless an official source describes them as Gray Jedi, no. Supreme Emperor (talk) 12:48, March 20, 2014 (UTC)

What about Kreia and Meetra?[edit source]

Someone already asked about Meetra, but bare with me for a few moments: Kreia was a dark-jedi turned sith-lord, then an exiled sith turned gray-jedi, no? Throughout the game, her alignment is always neutral (except for once she returns to the sith). She also teaches Meetra that the jedi ways are not perfect, but doesn't exactly tell her to embrace the sith teachings either, and since Meetra is - by canon - a jedi (not a sith), and still acts more-or-less unorthodox, isn't Meetra technically a grey?--It's 658, mate! (talk) 21:26, July 25, 2014 (UTC)

Canon tab[edit source]

Were the canon page we have 2 grey jedi in the Canon Qui Gon Jin and Ashoka Tano --Dogsteeves (talk) 17:11, May 22, 2016 (UTC)

  • Hi, the reason we don't have a canon tab for the article is because, as far as I know, no canon sources have actually confirmed the existence of grey Jedi so in the canon universe they may not exist. Overlordjeff (talk) 01:50, May 23, 2016 (UTC)

Isn't all these guys greys Qui Gon, Ahsoka, Darth Maul and Temple Guards nobody has mention the word sith in the movies--Dogsteeves (talk) 19:03, May 24, 2016 (UTC)

  • The canon universe goes beyond the movies. It also includes The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, and all books and comics since April 24th. In all of those canon sources, the concept of Grey Jedi has yet to be reintroduced. So for now, they are just a Legends concept. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 19:30, May 24, 2016 (UTC)

Voss Mystics aren't Jedi at all[edit source]

How can a Voss Mystic be Grey Jedi when they aren't Jedi's at all --Dogsteeves (talk) 18:00, February 19, 2020 (UTC)

  • Mentioned in the article, but it's like the term "dark jedi" in that it refers to both jedi and non-jedi alike. The sources do get really weird where the SAME SOURCEBOOK says that gray jedi "belong to no order" and yet lists an entire group of jedi (jesaarai) as gray, breaking its own rule. Also, this is fodigg and I can't believe how little this article has changed since my last edit in 2012 where I got busy with work and kids and stuff. I'm still super proud of getting this thing to FA status back in 2010, a full 10 years ago, which blows my mind. Thanks everyone who kept an eye on it and added the Teepo paladins stuff and whatnot. Cheers. -- fodigg BlackRebelStarbird.png (talk) (even though my account expired a long, long time ago)
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