(Creator note: I apologize if there is another thread about this, so please forgive me if I'm being redundant here). As I post this, I'm sure almost everybody here has watched both the prequel trilogy and the 2008 Clone Wars television series. These two have been the biggest Star Wars releases this past decade has seen, and they help in keeping the Star Wars experience fresh and new for newcomers. However, they have created a confusing plot-line (for me anyway) about a certain character, who most of you should know by now. This character is Anakin Skywalker, and I'm confused about his "rank" in the Jedi Order. His ranking being Jedi Knight in Revenge of the Sith. What I'm confused about is his rank in the Jedi. In Revenge of the Sith, he is appointed a member of the Jedi Council, but they refuse him the rank of Master. In The Clone Wars though, he is consistently referred to by most characters as "Master Skywalker". He even has a padawan alongside him, who he was instructed to teach. As well as his padawan, there even is a Jedi on the council who refers him to Master Skywalker and his name is Plo Koon. My question is, why would the Jedi council not grant him the rank of Master in Revenge of the Sith when Anakin already is a Master in the Clone Wars? I understand that one series came out after one film, but it does not make sense in terms of continuity.