These masters of the Force grow and thrive alongside the Republic through the ages, dealing with crises that threaten the Republic and its citizens while maintaining peace and harmony in the galaxy.
The Clone Wars Campaign Guide
The miniseries is set three years into Anakin’s training under Obi-Wan — something he promised the dying Qui-Gon he would do — at a peacetime period where the Jedi are at the height of their power and many feel Anakin is destined to do an enormous amount of good for the universe.
There's no direct contradiction. Both quotes can function together.
The Jedi grow as the Republic grows. First off, no where does it state this grow is related to power. It can be related to knowledge, wisdom, etc.
More importantly, the Jedi can grow throughout the years but TotJ and KotOR still be the peak of their power due to the fact the Order was, immediately thereafter, destroyed to just a few dozen members and rebuilt from scratch.
While they did indeed rebuild, it's apparent, from the KotOR quote, that the Jedi Order never again reached the pinnacle of combat-related prowess as they did during the Sith Wars, and that makes sense.
Tell me why a Jedi Order after a thousand years of peace and a galactic dark-side shroud hindering them would be better than a Jedi Order in a constant century of warfare and battle.
Truly nothing states the PT Jedi Order is the best. I have no clue where that nonsense came from, nor is it remotely conveyed in the actual films.
The Jedi Order we see at the start of TPM is essentially the Jedi Order. Lucas has never reportedly drafted (by the time of AotC, at least) that, in earlier times, the Jedi were different than as presented in TPM. Even if he did, obviously it has never been made public. Thus, it makes no sense for Lucas to be comparing the strength of the prequel trilogy Jedi to non-existent eras of Jedi that came before. As far as we can tell, the non-created and created Jedi eras all essentially the same anyway - timeless, many in number, and functioning as galactic peacekeepers, like seen in TPM. In fact, the only difference may be that, over time, the Jedi have become arrogant (ex. Mace Windu), and, as noted throughout the first two prequel films, blinded by a shroud of the dark-side. Mace even notes that "our ability to use the Force is diminished" to Yoda in AotC. So, regarding these quotes of the "golden age," it's blatantly comparing the Jedi Order as a legitimate institution with 10,000 fully trained Jedi Knights running around to the original trilogy, the only actual other era, in which Lucas infamously stated it's "old men" and "untrained kids" fighting.
It's really just what makes the most sense.
Last edited by DarthAnt66 on Oct 31st, 2017 at 12:25 AM