I got this idea from a post I saw on Twitter that was talking about several famous Jedi who disagreed with the way the Jedi did things. Of course, at least two of these Jedi went on to become Sith but it’s proof that the Jedi ways were not always adhered to.
I’ve read about Qui-Gon Jinn and his methods of teaching when he became a Jedi Master and he was dead-set against some of the Jedi rules. In fact, I believe Obi-Wan Kenobi became the great Jedi he became because his master was so openly honest about the Jedi teachings with him.
As for Count Dooku, well, if you haven’t read any of his back story, you definitely should. His life as a Jedi was extremely interesting and much like Qui-Gon Jinn, he knew the Jedi code was full of flaws. Perhaps this is because the Jedi were just too strict in their ways about certain things such as not being able to form romantic attachments to others. How can someone survive without people to love them?
And finally Luke and his father, Anakin. We all know Anakin’s story and in many ways, Luke was kind of stubborn like his father when it came to the Jedi teachings. While Luke became a great Jedi and an even better Jedi Master, it did take him a while to learn how to curb his stubborn streak.
While not adhering to the Jedi code is not the same as renouncing the light side and following the dark, it could be considered a path way to the dark side. Perhaps it’s not that extreme, but breaking the Jedi code was not taken lightly by the Jedi Council. I am actually surprised that Qui-Gon Jinn wasn’t kicked out of the Jedi Order altogether for breaking as many rules as he did.
Does this also leave a path for the “Grey” Jedi to exist? Perhaps, but the Grey Jedi is not canon and that has been confirmed by Pablo Hildalgo.
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As always, stay safe out there, keep creating and I’ll catch you in tomorrow’s post.