Star Wars: 8 Times Jedi Killed Other Members Of The Order


  • Jedi have fought and even killed each other due to accidents, dark influences, or betrayals, showcasing the darker sides of their combat abilities.
  • Some Jedi, like Sora Bulq and Barriss Offee, have turned against their own Order, displaying a range of motivations that lead to tragic outcomes.
  • Anakin Skywalker’s descent into Darth Vader resulted in him becoming one of the most successful Jedi killers in the Star Wars galaxy.



The Jedi Knights are considered to be the invincible heroes of Star Wars, but what happens when they face off against another Jedi? Despite their honor-driven lifestyle, there have been several instances over the course of the franchise where Jedi have killed one another. Over the thousands of years that the Jedi Order has been keeping the peace of the galaxy, it’s no surprise to imagine that things are not always handled well between Jedi.

It’s true that Jedi have been killed by bounty hunters, Sith, and even Mandalorians throughout their history, but being killed by a fellow Jedi is another matter altogether. Whether by some sort of terrible accident or due to the influences of the dark side, it’s not unheard of in the Star Wars saga for Jedi to destroy one another. With their incredible combat training, connection to the Force, and deadly weaponry, a fight between two Jedi is always quite a sight, whatever the motivation. Here are some major examples from canon and Star Wars Legends.

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8 Sora Bulq Wanted To End The Jedi

A Triple Agent


Sora Bulq was known as a powerful Jedi in combat and was one of the Jedi’s top lightsaber instructors. After training with Mace Windu in the dangerous lightsaber form Vaapad, which required its user to walk the line of the dark side, Sora Bulq began to slip into the darkness. After spending several months with Count Dooku after the Battle of Geonosis, Bulq’s alignment with the Jedi Order was greatly altered. He soon considered himself to be Dooku’s acolyte and took deliberate steps to bring about the end of the Jedi.

During the Clone Wars, Bulq played double agent, stealing information for Dooku and manipulating battles to land in the Separatists’ favor. Bulq eliminated many Jedi as he continued to prove himself to his new master. He assassinated Oppo Rancisis as a part of Dooku’s plan to infiltrate the Jedi Council. When Bulq’s deception was discovered, he committed fully to Dooku and the dark side. After his death, his name would become synonymous with betrayal as the Jedi continued to mourn the loss of their former associate.

7 The Jedi Masters Of Taris Acted On Visions

The horrific Padawan Massacre


Members of a secret faction of the Jedi called the Jedi Covenant conspired together to murder their Padawans in an attempt to protect the Jedi’s future against the Sith. Lucien Draay, Q’Anilla, Raana Tey, Feln, and Xamar were devoted to keeping watch for the return of the Sith, no matter what it took. After experiencing vivid Force visions of their deaths and the demise of the Order, the 5 Jedi Masters believed that it was one of their young Padawans who would bring that future about.

Tricking each of their Padawans into thinking they were completing their trials to becoming Knights, the Jedi Covenant told their apprentices that they were to wait in the Temple for the results of their trials. In reality, the Jedi Masters ambushed the Padawans, slaying four out of the five. The surviving Padawan was blamed for the massacre, and he set out on a mission to hold the Jedi Masters accountable.

6 Saba Sebatyne Didn’t Intend To Kill

An Accidental Tragedy

Saba Sebatyne

Saba Sebatyne replaced Grand Master Kenth Hamner after his allegiance to the Galactic Alliance overshadowed his duty to the Jedi Order. While she was Acting Grand Master of the Jedi Order, Sebatyne was forced to choose between serving the Alliance and remaining dutiful to the Living Force. The former Grand Master Kenth Hamner then engaged her in battle.

Sebatyne genuinely did not intend to kill her former master, and tried to hold him aloft using the Force.

After being stabbed by Hamner’s lightsaber in their struggle, Sebatyne used the Force to defend herself, knocking Hamner backward and off the edge of the catwalk they were fighting on. Sebatyne genuinely did not intend to kill her former master, and tried to hold him aloft using the Force. Unfortunately, Hamner was still aiming to fight to the death, sending his lightsaber toward her through the Force. Sebatyne was ultimately forced to let him fall to his death in order to block his final attack.

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5 Tahiri Veila Was Surrounded By Tragedy

A Broken Jedi

Tahiri Veila in the Star Wars: New Jedi Order

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Veila soon aligned herself with Jacen Solo, who was undergoing a similar change. Believing his ideologies and promises that she could see Anakin again, she worked with him to achieve peace for the galaxy, no matter the cost. Assassinating Captain Gilad Pellaeon, Veila officially slipped to the dark side. For many years, she would act as a dark side agent before embarking on a self-inflicted exile and eventually redeeming herself as a true Jedi.

4 Barriss Offee Was Disillusioned By The Jedi

Disillusioned And Radicalized


Nalini Krishnan as Barriss Offee in Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones

Barriss Offee

The Mirialan apprentice of Luminara Unduli, Barriss Offee became disillusioned with the Jedi Order during the Clone Wars. She ultimately betrayed the Jedi, even launching a terrorist attack on the Jedi Temple itself, and framed Ahsoka for the crime. Exposed, Barriss was imprisoned – but she was recovered by the Empire shortly after Revenge of the Sith, joining the ranks of the Imperial Inquisitors.

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Barriss Offee began her Jedi training as the Padawan of Luminara Unduli and the close friend of Ahsoka Tano. As the Clone Wars dragged on, however, Offee became increasingly disillusioned with the Jedi, believing the Order to be corrupt and in need of disruption. She believed that their role as the galaxy’s peacekeepers had been completely lost in favor of becoming the Republic’s soldiers. In her eyes, the Jedi needed to be shaken to their core before they could make the changes they needed.

She orchestrated the planting of a bomb in the Jedi Temple, killing many Jedi and other civilians as well, which Offee believed was for the greater good. Her friend Mara was killed in the blast, and she framed Ahsoka for the entire plot. When she was discovered, Offee was arrested and stripped of her Jedi status. This ultimately saved her life during Order 66, and the former Jedi soon became a Jedi-hunting Inquisitor for the Empire.

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3 Quinlan Vos Played Too Close To The Dark Side

Reckless And Brutal


Known for his aggression and disregard for rules, Quinlan Vos was an incredibly active Jedi during the time of the Clone Wars. He eventually partnered with Asajj Ventress, Count Dooku’s former apprentice, in his attempt to take Dooku down and learn the identity of the Sith Lord who was running things. Eventually, after enduring torture and psychological manipulations at Dooku’s hand, Vos succumbed to the dark side and became Dooku’s new apprentice.

Vos was aligned with Dooku and the Separatists but still wanted to destroy Darth Sidious. Acting as a double agent, he used his knowledge of the Jedi and the Republic to bring about the deaths of many of his fellow Jedi, including his friend Desh. However, after Ventress, Vos’ lover, sacrificed herself to save him, Quinlan Vos began a path to redemption. He declared himself a Jedi, officially breaking ties with Dooku and later becoming one of the few Jedi to survive Order 66.

2 Jacen Solo Made A Tragic Descent Into Darkness

Following Vader’s Footsteps


In Star Wars Legends, Han and Leia’s son Jacen Solo spent his early life being targeted by enemies of his parents and training as a Jedi with his uncle, Luke Skywalker. The constant danger and connection to the Skywalker bloodline put him at risk of walking the line between the dark and the light. He slipped into the dark side after being captured in the Yuuzhan Vong War, but he returned to the light before a final, extreme descent into the darkness.

He became more and more comfortable committing terrible acts against the people and ideologies he once loved.

The extremity of his actions and beliefs separated Jacen from the Jedi, and he became more and more comfortable committing terrible acts against the people and ideologies he once loved. He viewed the actions of his grandfather, Anakin Skywalker, as necessary steps toward a peaceful galaxy. Following that line of thinking, he murdered Mara Jade Skywalker, his own aunt, as his own sacrifice for peace. From there, he fell completely to the dark side, becoming Darth Caedus.

1 Anakin Skywalker Fell From Grace

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Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader Split By a Lightning Bolt

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As a young boy, Anakin Skywalker himself declared his belief that “no one can kill a Jedi,” not realizing that he would one day hold one of the highest Jedi kill counts in the galaxy’s history. Anakin’s time in the Jedi Order was characterized by both his incredible potential and the mistrust of the other Jedi Masters around him. That combination would prove deadly when Darth Sidious manipulates Anakin into turning against the Jedi.

Anakin’s last act before pledging himself to Sidious is to cut off Mave Windu’s hands, allowing him to be overtaken by the Sith Lord. Though he feels remorse for Mace’s death, it doesn’t stop Anakin from continuing down the path to the dark side. Anakin then leads a deadly attack on the Jedi Temple, wiping out all the Jedi inside. After becoming Darth Vader, Anakin hunts down and eliminates any remaining Jedi that he can, ultimately becoming the most successful Jedi killer in all of Star Wars history.

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