The first look at “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has a revelation from Luke Skywalker: “it’s time for the Jedi to end.” The possibility that characters and philosophies located nearer to the center of the spectrum will become more important.
Many entities have explored the concept of the Force. Nondenominational Force users, dark siders and Jedi bridge the gap between the two extremes.
15. QUI-GON JINN
The first canonical mentions of a Gray Jedi, he was a respected Jedi Master, and he was seen as a rebel by the Jedi Council.
A strict believer in the idea of the Living Force, Qui-Gon Jinn was mindful of the moment and wary to heed premonitions that other Jedi relied on. Had Jinn been alive to train Anakin and impart the philosophy to him, Anakin could have resisted the pull of the Dark Side.
Jensaarai were a group of Force wielders that used Sith and Jedi teachings for their ideology. Founded by a Jedi Knight, their name is an ancient Sith word for “follower of the hidden truth.”
Heavily influenced by the Sith Lord Larad Noon, the integral part of the Jensaarai philosophy relied on “integrating the shadow.” The aspects of the dark side could be drawn upon without succumbing to corrosive effects. This allowed Jensaarai to straddle the line between light and dark.
13. QUINLAN VOS
A fan favorite, Quinlan Vos was a Jedi Knight during Clone Wars. He was not a big fan of the rules of the Jedi Council. Vos worked with Obi-Wan Kenobi in an episode “The Clone Wars” and with a former acolyte of the dark side and Nighsister, Asajj Ventress in “Dark Disciple.”
Vos was tasked by the Jedi Council with assassinating Count Dooku. The ends did not justify the means, and both Dooku and Sidious escaped. Vos’ quest to end the war failed.