The wise old mage

Harry Potter Dumbledore Death

The Hogwarts headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, loosely guides Harry Potter throughout the series. The ancient wizard keeps his distance from Harry but offers sage counsel when he is in need. He also appears in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and is one of the few characters to do so thus far. In Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, Luke receives training from Yoda, an old Jedi Master. Yoda, a Jedi who has studied the ways of the Force and learned them before dying, teaches Luke the ancient Jedi methods before passing away himself. Yoda has appeared in several Star Wars prequels as well.

There are also other older Jedi Masters in the prequels, but Yoda is a standout throughout the entire series, especially since he has appeared in each trilogy.

But, of course, the motif of guidance is ever-present in both Harry Potter and Star Wars, not just in Yoda and Dumbledore. While learning how to survive without his parents, Harry frequently has an older person who guides him in Harry Potter.

Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Arthur and Molly Weasley, and Minerva McGonagall are some of the examples mentioned. Any Jedi Master may be regarded as this figure for one or more characters in Star Wars. Qui-Gon is Obi-Wan’s mentor in the prequels, and Obi-Wan is Anakin’s. Obi-Wan serves as that for Luke in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope and in its sequels, where Luke takes over for Rey as well as to an extent Kylo Ren. These wise figures pass on important life lessons to their respective apprentices, without which the characters would not learn what they need to know about their destinies in order to accomplish them.