Star Wars: Master & Apprentice explains why Qui-Gon wasn't on the Jedi Council.
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The Phantom Menace revealed Qui-Gon was a maverick Jedi.
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He didn't always see eye-to-eye with the others, like Yoda.
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Still, Qui-Gon was once offered a seat on the Council to help them gain fresh perspective.
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Qui-Gon turned it down because he and the Council could never agree on several issues.
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Qui-Gon felt it would be better if he surrendered to the Force and followed its path.
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In doing so, he discovered the Chosen One, Anakin Skywalker.
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