So I've been wondering as I watched the movies...what did Qi-gon represent? So clearly he was a Jedi and from what it appeared wasn't any part of the dark side. However, he was defiant as a Jedi and that's why he wasn't on the council. Also in AOTC Dooku said that he wished that Qi-gon was there so that perhaps he would join him even though Kenobi was like "he would never join you" Dooku said "don't be so sure." so was he a political idealist that just stayed with the Jedi I mean he was Dooku's apprentice. is this explained more in the EU?