Originally Posted by Micku
Honest question, is Luke the greatest Jedi anymore in the disney new canon? All the EU stuff doesn't count anymore. Did they make comics to show off his new feats?
I'm just assuming that Luke is the GOAT still. But if he would've stuck around then Kylo Ren would've got stomped on.
He's not the GOAT because Yoda, Obi-Wan, and Annakin are not dead.
Yoda timed the transition to his luminous form to coincide with a final lesson for Luke who was about to set out on his last quest to become a Jedi. Luke still feared death and had to face his father who had become a symbol of death and fear. His mission was to encounter his father without succumbing to aggression, fear, or anger. Immediately after Yoda's body dissapears Luke sits down for a cozy chat with the luminous form of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Obi-Wan is still perfectly capable of rational thought, interaction, conversation, and influencing the course of the future. The fact that he doesn't occupy a body made out of flesh provides no meaningful way that we can interpret his experience as death. Yoda was teaching Luke an important lesson for a Jedi: Do not fear the death of the body.
At the end of ROTJ Luke says to his father "I wanted to save you" to which his father replies "you already have." At the celebration on Endor we see the luminous forms of Yoda, Obi-Wan and Annakin assembled. Luke has "saved" his father from the crippling fear of death that had made him turn to the dark side. This allows him to transcend the death of his body and express his true form as a luminous being composed of the force. None of the assembled Jedi are dead, and therefore Luke cannot be GOAT.