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Qui-Gon Jinn (/ˈkwaɪɡɒn/) is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, played by Liam Neeson. He is a main character in the prequel film trilogy, serving as one of the protagonists of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), while being posthumously mentioned in both of its sequels: Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005). He also appears briefly in the 2008 animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and in the 2019 film The Rise of Skywalker as a disembodied voice, with Neeson reprising his role in both.

Within the fictional Star Wars universe, Qui-Gon is the second mentor of Obi-Wan Kenobi (after Obi-Wan completed his training with Yoda), and a powerful and wise, yet controversial Jedi Master, who has many uncommon beliefs regarding the Force. In The Phantom Menace, his mission to protect Queen Padmé Amidala of Naboo leads him to encounter a young Anakin Skywalker, whom he believes to be the prophesied "Chosen One" who will bring balance to the Force. He concludes Anakin must be trained as a Jedi, much to the disapproval of the Council. Qui-Gon later partakes in the Battle of Naboo, where he is mortally wounded in a lightsaber duel by the Sith Lord Darth Maul. In his final moments, he makes Obi-Wan promise that he will train the young Skywalker.[1] Attack of the Clones introduces Qui-Gon's former Jedi mentor, Count Dooku, who has fallen to the dark side of the Force and has become a Sith Lord. At the end of Revenge of the Sith, it is implied that Qui-Gon has learned how to become a Force spirit after death, and has taught Yoda this technique, who in turn informs Obi-Wan how to commune with Qui-Gon through the Force so that he could learn it as well. The Clone Wars also explores this idea.

Outside of the films, the character appears in various canon and non-canon Star Wars media, such as books, comics, and video games. Since the release of The Phantom Menace, Qui-Gon Jinn has become one of the most popular Star Wars characters, gaining a cult status. Neeson's portrayal of Qui-Gon has been met with positive reviews, with some critics saying he helped hold the film together significantly. For his role in The Phantom Menace, Neeson was nominated for a 2000 Saturn Award for Best Actor.[2]

Qui-Gon is the main character in the first episode of the prequel trilogy, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. At the age of 48, he is a Jedi Master and the mentor of a 25-year old Obi-Wan Kenobi. Unlike other, more conservative Jedi, he values living in the moment as the best way to embrace the Force. Jinn is not a member of the Jedi Council, which he desires a place in.

The Phantom Menace opens with Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan sent to the planet Naboo to resolve a political conflict involving the Trade Federation, a corrupt business conglomerate that has blockaded the planet for political leverage. Upon arrival, they are attacked by their host. The Jedi retreat to the planet and rescue its besieged Queen, Padmé Amidala. Their attempt to run the blockade and make way for the galactic capital of Coruscant succeeds, but the queen's ship is damaged by attacks from a Trade Federation blockade, causing the hyperdrive to malfunction. With no other choice, the ship lands on the desert planet of Tatooine for repairs.

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