The Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn was seen in only one Star Wars movie, despite that he has been a major factor in the battle between the Light and Dark sides of the Force.
Most fans recall him as someone who found Anakin Skywalker and also supported Obi-Wan Kenobi to mentor the young man. However, he is the very first Jedi who became a Force Ghost in the canon. Now a new book details how mighty this character became after he died.
The book From A Certain Point Of View shows Qui-Gon visit Obi-Wan who is now an old man in hiding on the barren planet of Tatooine.
The story makes a great difference and reveals details about the capabilities of Force Ghosts and how they deal with life and death in a manner similar to what we saw in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
The story is written by Claudia Gray who had also written Leia, Princess of Alderaan and it is a part of the journey to the Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The story ‘Master and Apprentice” once again brings together two of the most fan loved characters who had earlier been seen together only in the first prequel film prior to the defeat of Qui-Gon by Darth Maul in a battle on Naboo.
At this point, Luke Skywalker had just walked away from Obi-Wan and was worried about his aunt and uncle’s well being. Kenobi knew that Luke was going to encounter danger, but, he couldn’t stop him. Therefore, he sought the advice of his mentor.
From A Certain Point Of View
We see Qui-Gon meet Obi-Wan when the ex Padawan summoned him. As per the book;
The name is spoken by another. Qui-Gon has been summoned. He draws upon his memories of himself and takes shape, reassem¬bling the form he last had in life. It seems to him that he feels flesh wrap around bones, hair, and skin over flesh, robes over skin—and then, as naturally to him as though he had done so yesterday, he pulls down the hood of his Jedi cloak and looks upon his Padawan.
This description suggests that the dead Jedi can adopt a ghostly form by using the Force’s power to restructure his body.
While he sees Obi-Wan as an old man, Qui-Gon’s Force perception extends beyond the visual:
Yet while Qui-Gon perceives the phys¬ical realities of Obi-Wan’s appearance, he is not limited to human sight any longer. He also sees the confident general of the Clone Wars, the strong young Padawan who followed his master into battle, even the rebellious little boy at the Temple that no Master was in any hurry to train. They are all equally part of Obi-Wan, each stage of his exis¬tence vivid in this moment.
This also suggests that Qui-Gon is capable of using his physical senses in the same way that a living being can, and he is capable of feeling and smelling.
He informs Kenobi that he is keen to see him transcend and unite with the Force, just like him, because he has a premonition about his imminent death.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
However, this is not the first appearance of Qui-Gon as a Force ghost.
He was among the earliest Jedi to come back after having died in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. His first appearance was to Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker during the third season, and that had shocked the young Obi-Wan.
We saw him guide Yoda to Dagobah where he offered to show the horrible future which included the Order 66 and the transformation of Darth Vader.
Then on he compelled Yoda to learn the same things that he had learned, and Yoda learned to get into the Force and rebuild his form just the way Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan do after death.
(This must be noticed here that he appeared to Yoda as swirling orbs of light and had told him that he is not capable of recreating his earlier form and that seemed to be a step backward or some weird happening or something..)
These are unforgettable appearances because they featured Liam Neeson who came back to give voice to the character that he had played in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
Despite having made a brief presence in the Star Wars, Qui-Gon has managed to appear as one of the mightiest Jedi in the canon.