Luke Skywalker Yoda Palpatine Mace Windu Anakin Skywalker Obi-Wan Kenobi Mara Jade Skywalker Anakin Solo Jacen Solo Count Dooku Luke, because he's been called the most dangerous man in the galaxy time and time again. The older he gets, the greater his abilities. His entire life had been war after war, fight after fight. He has been involved in countless duels, and not a single member of the NJO could rival him in combat. Yoda, basically because of all the bragging and boasting about him. Other than the movies, I haven't seen much from him, but I know he's held in extremely high regard. Palpatine, because he killed 4 very powerful Jedi Masters, including a High Council member, and he defeated Yoda in a one on one battle. Mace, because he held his own against Palpatine, and would have very likely killed him, had Anakin not intervened. Also, he created his very own form of lightsaber combat that very few others could even attempt. Anakin Skywalker, as he defeated Count Dooku and very nearly defeated Obi-Wan. Had he defeated Obi-Wan, he would have become unrivaled as a swordsman, and eventually overthrown Palpatine. He would rank higher on this list, but even Palpatine himself said that he would have been no match for Yoda, hence his lower ranking. Obi-Wan, because he defeated Darth Maul while still a Padawan, General Grievous as a Master, and even defeated Anakin immediately after he became Vader. He had been described as the ultimate Jedi. I still believe Anakin to be greater, despite his loss to Obi-Wan. Had Anakin not been so foolish, he would have won. Mara Jade, because she was one of the first female Jedi Masters in the NJO, as well as a former Emperor's Hand. Her heightened sense of danger made her extra dangerous in combat. She was the first Jedi to slay a Vong, and was even able to fight while sick and pregnant. She also nearly killed Jacen Solo, were it not for his superior Force abilities. Plus, she was married to Luke Skywalker. I'm sure he taught her a few tricks. Anakin Solo, because he killed more Yuuzhan Vong in combat than any other Jedi until Ganner Rhysode's last stand, and that was at the age of 16 (15, maybe?). He rediscovered battle meditation. Corran Horn told him that he would become the next Luke Skywalker, and Luke, upon seeing him in the Lake of Apparitions, told him that no Jedi since his death had been as strong as him. Jacen Solo, because of his defeat of the Yuuzhan Vong, Kyle Katarn, and Mara Jade Skywalker. He would have easily defeated his sister, Jaina, had Luke not been fighting through her. Count Dooku. He trained Qui-Gon Jinn, defeated both Anakin and Obi-Wan in combat, and even held his own against Yoda for a short time. The only woman I could think of was Mara, and I really didn't care to include Jaina. To me, she's not that great of a swordswoman (swordstress?) due to the fact that she only beat Jacen with Luke's help. I'd love to hear what others have to say! Let's make it fun.