Qui-Gon Jinn is a fictional male Human in the Star Wars film series who was portrayed on screen by Liam Neeson. Qui-Gon Jinn is a veteran Jedi Knight who appears in person in star Wars I - The Phantom Menace. Qui-gon is Obi-Wan Kenobi's mentor and friend.
At the start of the film, Qui-gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are sent to Naboo to mediate between the Trade Federation and the Naboo government led by Queen Padme Amidala. When things don't go the way they had planned, including an attempted assassination attempt on the Jedi Knights, the knights are forced to flee the planet with Padme.
The Jedi Knights plan is to take Padme Amidala to the Galactic Senate so that she can plead her case in regards to the dispute. En route to Tatooine, their craft is forced to land on Tatooine where they come across a small boy, Anakin Skywalker who is a slave owned by Toydarian trader Watto. Watto is persuaded to release Anakin if Anakin wins a Pod-Race across the Tatooine lanscape which he does and Watto releases the boy and gives the Jedis the parts they need.
When Padme Amidala fails to convince the Senate to intervene, the Jedis and Padme return to Naboo to stop the Trade Federation.
On the Jedi's return, the Jedi come face to face once and for all against Darth Maul, a Sith Lord who had been pursuing them and whom they encounted on Tatooine. Qui-gon and Obi-Wan had become separated by an energy wall when they were fighting Darth Maul. Darth Maul proved to be too good for Qui-Gon and killed him. Eventually when the wall came down, Obi-Wan was able to kill Darth Maul by slicing him into two. Qui-gons promise to train Anakin Skywalker to become a Jedi Knight was carried out by Obi-Wan.
At the end of Revenge of the Sith, Qui-gon is mentioned as having worked out how to come back as a Force ghost. You don't see him as a ghost, he's just mentioned when the surviving Old Republic officers meet on Polis Massa, an asteroid and the birthplace for both Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker.
Legend has it that Liam Neeson is reputed to have accepted the role even before reading the script. Liam like Samuel L. Jackson both wanted to be in the film so they both took whatever role they presumably were offered.
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