By Steven Romano Sep 10, 2013
The Jedi Were Imperial Bodyguards
We barely got this slideshow started and your mind's already blown, isn't it? Long before the Great Rebellion, the Jedi—or the Jedi-Bendu as they were originally called—once served as the Emperor's devoted legion of protectors, essentially laying the foundation for the Imperial Space Force. And in a twist carried over into Revenge of the Sith, the Jedi were accused of high treason by the New Empire with the Sith sworn in as its new defenders.