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Old 08-28-2009, 11:15 AM   #81
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So that means if Darth Vader wasn't the spectacular swordsman that he was proclaimed to be, (because the actors who played him weren't master swordsman in any degree) then G-cannon contradicts itself. Lucas claimed that Darth Vader (even after the black suit) was a level 9 swordsman.
It is stated in the movies that Anakin was a very skilled person with a saber, Episode 2 the chase scene on Coruscant, the dual with Dooku in Episode 3. There is no contradiction at any rate because Lucas main statements don't contradict the movies at all.

In the famous Vader Armor in Episodes 4-6 now, Vader is not as good as he used to be and Lucas has himself stated that the duel between Luke and Vader in EP6 was basically "an untrained kid taking on a cripple."

Out of curiosity, what is a level 9 swordsman again? Where does this come from? More importantly where does Lucas state this as you indicate he has?


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Old 08-28-2009, 12:06 PM   #83
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Out of curiosity, what is a level 9 swordsman again? Where does this come from? More importantly where does Lucas state this as you indicate he has?
Funnily enough, I was searching my vast archive for this "Level 9 swordsman" malarkey last night hehe... No luck


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Old 08-28-2009, 12:36 PM   #84
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The fact that people quote real world statements/canon in a fictional character vs fictional character discussion, means they entered this discussion with the intention of ending said discussion... kind of pointless really.
I know. It's like George's word is like Scotty's "It must be ion power, captain!" That one line makes everyone in the SW universe say their ships are more powerful than in ST, despite many in the trek series able to destroy entire planets with a ship smaller than a star destroyer. So why do people cling to those irrelevant single liner's, despite all the contents that contradict them?

All George has to do is lie and everything in KOTOR suddenly is disregarded? If he redid the original movies to make his claim true instead, then they'd have something.
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Just out of curiosity, can anyone come up with a reference to where Lucas actually says that Anakin is the most powerful jedi ever? As far as I recall, no one actually mentions this in the movies; they say he has a high midichlorian count (indicating his potential to become the most powerful jedi) and that he's destined to destroy the sith. Unless I'm failing to recall a line or two, this doesn't really assert that Anakin has to be the most powerful jedi.




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LordofHunger, what I'm trying to say, is that they both are weak and powerful at the same time, they have weaknesses and strength.


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Just out of curiosity, can anyone come up with a reference to where Lucas actually says that Anakin is the most powerful jedi ever?
Pretty sure its the DVD commentary... I'll check and get back


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Pretty sure its the DVD commentary... I'll check and get back
All's he says is that Anakin is the Chosen One. I don't take that to mean he's the most powerful Jedi ever, but he could be up there.


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All's he says is that Anakin is the Chosen One. I don't take that to mean he's the most powerful Jedi ever, but he could be up there.
hmmm, You checked all 4 hours of AOTC and ROTS Commentary? that was quick lol... as I said I'll get back


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hmmm, You checked all 4 hours of AOTC and ROTS Commentary? that was quick lol... as I said I'll get back
Nope, just going off of what I know.


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Funnily enough, I was searching my vast archive for this "Level 9 swordsman" malarkey last night hehe... No luck
I've found secondary sources that say that Lucas claimed Vader was at level 9, but those aren't reliable. Mace, Dooku, Vader, and Yoda were considered 'level 9' where Obi Wan was rated at level 8.

I don't put any value in this, but I'll be back with something more real.


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http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Lightsaber_combat

One of the behind the scenes references was:

"Nick Gillard developed a ranking system for the level of skill and power of each major lightsaber fighter in the Prequel Trilogy to choreograph action-packed sequences in Revenge of the Sith. The fighting prowess of each of the characters were ranked against other Jedi on a scale of 1 to 10. "Obi-Wan is at a level 8, which is where Anakin starts. But Anakin jumps to level 9 -- and the difference between 8 and 9 is enormous. A Jedi can get to level 9, but that's the difference between light and dark. The duel actually gives you quite an idea about these characters, because Anakin has learned the fighting, he's enormously talented -- but he hasn't learned the mental side of it. Knowing all of that from a story standpoint was enormously helpful in choreographing the sequence," Gillard says. The specifics of this ranking system remains unknown."

My point is that Vader is supposed to have been able to defeat four of eight masters after he became Vader. No one with the skill in the movies could have really taken on eight and stand a chance, unless those masters suddenly and conveniently lost all their abilities for no reason whatsoever.

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I think it's rather nice that the G spot wins out in the end....


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It wouldn't have made any difference. If we are to believe what happened in the PT, Anakin would have been far too stupid to know or to learn what to do with all of that power.
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George Lucas > EU in all things Star Wars canon.

That's like trying to argue Jack Ryan's capabilities with Tom Clancy, it is a foolish thing to attempt because only Tom knows what Jack is fully capable of as it is his character, and his novels/universe. Same could be said of arguing Babylon 5 with Joe Straczynski, or Star Trek with Gene Roddenberry.
Or anything MegaMan with Keiji Inafune or at least the MM dept of capcom when Capcom decided to override Inafune when it was seen as profitable.

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Haha, but of course. Plus his saber is purple, so that gives him Mace Windu's Pulp Fiction powers. I take my statement back... Revan lays a mushroom cloud on anyone except Mace.
Y'know, that one head of his also does look a lot like ol' Macie...could it be??? Could Revan and Mace be distant relatives?

As impressive as Mace was, after having read Stover's novels (Shatterpoint, R.O.T.S.), I'm not convinced he couldn't generally be beaten in a few ways. But this will detract from the thread, though I'd gladly invite a discussion elsewhere. Privately or in another thread on this, should you care.

So far as Revan vs Mace... That's a pretty tough one to call. I'd say a it would be fought to a standstill.

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I'm gonna see if I can try a comparison of these force users power, Nihilus=ultimate power apparently,
Which would have gotten him so badly in need of sustinance that eventually there would be nothing that could sustain him anywhere. He'd starve to death...similarly that is sort of what happened to him already...

Which raises some questions like if Exile had fought him when he was stronger, would the exile have even stood a chance?

If it was all strategic manipulation and timing, whose to say one of the masters could not have beaten him from being too weak from self consumption?

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Exile didn't need to match his power, considering the Exile was the catalyst for Malachor V and the basis origin for Nihilus' power.

Power don't mean jack if it is supposedly tied in with/originated from whom you are trying to fight. If the power is like fire, ever expanding and growing, when the fire reaches a barrier and has run out of fuel it dies, not unlike what Nihilus' problem was.

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Anakin beat Durge, a nigh invincible bounty hunter.
With his last minute opportunistic thinking and launching him into the sun...

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He beat Count Dooku, who is in the highest tier of duelists, and on Mace Windu's level.
True, I don't think Vapaad had a defense against someone much more powerful using force choke and crush. In fact I'm not sure Vapaad is necessarily all it's cracked up to be. (Still it'd be awesome to use, admit it!)

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He also beat Asajj Ventress, who tooled several Jedi herself.
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This is something you on the "other side of the fence" have to come to accept, that canon will intrude in these discussions, it always will.

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I think it's rather nice that the G spot wins out in the end....
*Sound of Red brain falling into the gutter next to Jae's is heard...*

Never thought of it exactly that way!


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I think it's rather nice that the G spot wins out in the end....

THE WINNAH!!!!
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Revan: Bad ass bitch
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No competition. Revan could kick anybodies ass anyday. He's the Star Wars Chuck Norris. 'Nuff sed
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No competition. Revan could kick anybodies ass anyday. He's the Star Wars Chuck Norris. 'Nuff sed
And I'm also sure that Darth Sidious, Yoda and Luke would all beat Revan too.... But I know the Revan fanboys won't hear of that.



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Yoda and Darth Sidious can defeat any jedi, though Darth Sidious was defeated easily by Darth Vader because it was an unexpected betrayal or redemption. Luke is the weakest jedi ever. He may be a jedi master at the end of Star Wars The Return of the Jedi, but he is still weak. I mean anyone can defeat Darth Vader and Darth Sidious at that time because they were both old, and Luke was easily shocked by Sidious, that shows weakness. Luke can easily be defeated by Obi-wan as a padawan.


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I mean anyone can defeat Darth Vader and Darth Sidious at that time because they were both old,
Except, no one did. Their ages have nothing to do with it. First off, Sidious was always old. His mastery of the Force didn't weaken simply due to his age. Otherwise, Yoda would have been pathetic. As for Vader, he wasn't really that old anyway; I don't recall exactly how the years add up across the films, but I'm fairly certain Vader was younger than 50 at the time of his death.

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and Luke was easily shocked by Sidious, that shows weakness. Luke can easily be defeated by Obi-wan as a padawan.
How does that show weakness? Luke wasn't raised in a time full of Jedi and Sith battling each other on every street corner; he's never seen anyone do anything like that before (disregarding any between-film EU stuff). How could he have possibly been prepared for something like that to happen?

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Anyway, as for the subject at hand (Revan vs. ungimped Anakin), personally I think it's difficult to say.

Lucas has stated before, I believe, that the Jedi as they were in the Prequels were supposed to be the Jedi "in their prime", or, in other words, at the height of their knowledge of the Force.

On the other hand, going off of information displayed in KotOR and in the films, it seems that swordplay has degraded over the millennia, perhaps, not due to any ineptitude on the part of the Jedi, but simply due to the lack of opponents. It makes sense that the Jedi of the prequels are going to be pretty rusty in lightsaber vs. lightsaber fights when such fighting hasn't frequently taken place in over a millennium (again, disregarding all EU besides KotOR).

So, in short, we have:
KotOR: +Lightsaber,-Knowledge
Prequels: -Lightsaber, +Knowledge

So on one side we have Anakin, who lives during the peak of knowledge, happens to be an above average swordsman for his time, and also has the potential to exceed any other Jedi, though whether or not he would ever achieve this potential is unknown.

On the other side is Revan, who lives in a time where the average swordsman may be just as skilled as Anakin (because they have considerably more "field experience" fighting other Jedi), and he also happens to excel in his own knowledge of the Force.

Each character seems to make up for the deficiencies of their own era in such a way that it makes it difficult to truly gauge who would outperform who.

Ultimately, my ego wants me to side with Revan, because, whereas Anakin is some whiny kid, Revan is technically me (and you!), and why would I not vote for myself?




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I mean anyone can defeat Darth Vader and Darth Sidious at that time because they were both old.
Yoda was old, too. Your point?

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QFT. Katarn's the only guy I know that could go into an Imperial base alone and come out alive.

And also, Revan could not beat Luke or Yoda, and seeing how Sidious is able to use Force storm, I'd say he could beat Revan, too.

And about my previous comment, I take back what I said. Lucas said the duel between Luke and Vader in RotJ was like "a kid going against a cripple", according to someone who posted in this thread (forget who, sorry). Seeing how Vader went against eight Jedi and came out alive (wounded, but alive) imagine what would happen if Anakin went in there pre-Vader suit. He'd still get alot of cuts, no doubt, but he'd probably be able to take more of them on and kill them.


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Yoda is old, but he's different, he is much more intelligent and wise than Sidious was. Sidious was weaken when he shocked Mace Windu and it backfired. Anakin was weakened when he was cut into pieces and got burnt. Luke could have easily defeat both of them, but he didn't because he's weak. Why does everybody disagree with me? I am just trying to show a different point of view, a view that shows every jedi's weakness. Why can't people believe that a jedi can have weaknesses too not just strength?


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And I'm also sure that Darth Sidious, Yoda and Luke would all beat Revan too.... But I know the Revan fanboys won't hear of that.
Luke? Yes.

Yoda? Maybe.

Darth Sidious? No.
You just made Jon's point...


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@ Redhawke: I don't see how. If I had said "Revan ownz all n00bs" then yes. But each case is different.

Luke is the most powerful of all post-Great Hyperspace War Jedi from where I am standing. His potential is somewhat less than Anakin, but by the Legacy era he has harnessed all that power and focused it to an extent that makes him surpass Revan. At that point, the only thing that Luke doesn't have that Revan has is the knowledge of the Ancient/True Sith, but that's not enough.

Yoda I'd say is about equal to Revan in terms of potential and focus. Yoda is probably a better duelist, but Revan still has all that Sith knowledge. It's a very narrow battle.

Darth Sidious, as I tried to point out in a different thread, is often overestimated. People will often point to his Force Storm as the ultimate trump card, ignoring that it lacks control. Revan is the more subtle individual. In terms of mental prowess, Revan's the one that did not bow down to the Dark Side, but accepted it when absolutely necessary. In terms of persuasion, Revan is the one who actually changes loyalties rather than just bending existing ones. In terms of Sith knowledge, much of Sidious' knowledge comes from Revan, though the latter was unlikely to impart any of the Ancient Sith techniques. Potential may be on a similar level, but Revan has a greater level of focus. He's been harden by war after all. The only advantage that Sidious may have is knowing all of the lightsaber forms save Vaapad. But then again, if Mace with Vaapad could beat Sidious, so can Revan with Juyo.


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But Anakin is the chosen one; well was the chosen one. He was George Lucas' favorite and he was the one Lucas said was the most powerful Jedi ever.

Cling to G-canon.
Cling to G-canon.
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George says it's Anakin
George says it's Anakin
George says it's Anakin

Most everything else points to Revan, but it's not like you can contradict G-canon.
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Yoda I'd say is about equal to Revan in terms of potential and focus. Yoda is probably a better duelist, but Revan still has all that Sith knowledge. It's a very narrow battle.
I am going to have to point out that it's implied at several points that, in the long run, light side beats dark side. Besides, Yoda has

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Darth Sidious, as I tried to point out in a different thread, is often overestimated. People will often point to his Force Storm as the ultimate trump card, ignoring that it lacks control. Revan is the more subtle individual. In terms of mental prowess, Revan's the one that did not bow down to the Dark Side, but accepted it when absolutely necessary.
Actually, the Dark Side is based off of strength and brute force (someone correct me if I'm wrong), and seeing how Revan, as you said, is more subtle with the Dark Side, brute force beats subtelty between dark siders.

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There has been no source, to my knowledge, that says Palpy knew every lightsaber form, or any source that says Revan knew Juyo either. While he does make that opening stance, it's never explicitly stated that it's Juyo. Kind of like the Exile and Battle Meditation - it's possible, but never explicitly stated. And you also forget that Palpatine was able to convince the vast majority of the Republic government to become an Empire. That's much better than Revan. Revan may also be focused by war, but if you hear the quote from Darth Plagiues, it's implied that his training was just as intense.


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While he does make that opening stance, it's never explicitly stated that it's Juyo. Kind of like the Exile and Battle Meditation - it's possible, but never explicitly stated.
Agreed. It's impossible to make any proper comparisons between Revan and Insert Person Here because none of his specific abilities are stated, precisely because each player has their own build/intepretation of Revan, making it hard to get a true measure of Revan's capabilities and powers.






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There has been no source, to my knowledge, ... that says Revan knew Juyo either. While he does make that opening stance, it's never explicitly stated that it's Juyo.
Is all of this speculation on Revan's lightsaber form based on that cutscene from K1? I was always under the impression that (s)he only took that stance because it was gender-neutral, as opposed to the straight/slanted stances that males and females used respectively.




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Darth Sidious, as I tried to point out in a different thread, is often overestimated. People will often point to his Force Storm as the ultimate trump card, ignoring that it lacks control. Revan is the more subtle individual. In terms of mental prowess, Revan's the one that did not bow down to the Dark Side, but accepted it when absolutely necessary.
Quite simply no. Sidious is far more subtle than Revan. Sidious manipulated the entire Republic into making him Supreme Chancellor, and then manipulated them further into letting him stay on beyond his terms, and then manipulated them into thinking making him Emporer was a good idea.

Revan charged off to war with Mandalorians then came back to conquor the Republic... That's really Subtle

On the other hand; Darth Sidious manipulated the entire Clone Wars so he could destroy the Jedi and Rule the universe - I would say his methods were pretty subtle considering the Jedi Council on numerous occassions were within inches of the Sith lord they were looking for.

In terms of mental prowess I put forward that the above shows Sidious to be the more "bright". Finally of course George himself has stated that Darth Sidious is the most powerful Sith Lord ever



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I am going to have to point out that it's implied at several points that, in the long run, light side beats dark side. Besides, Yoda has
According to what? Star Wars history says quite the opposite. Take the Jedi Civil War. The Light won the big Battle, but the Dark won the entire war through sheer attrition. Just because the Sith Empire was destroyed doesn't mean that the Sith lost. They achieved their goal of destroying the Jedi.
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Actually, the Dark Side is based off of strength and brute force (someone correct me if I'm wrong), and seeing how Revan, as you said, is more subtle with the Dark Side, brute force beats subtelty between dark siders.
Well I will now correct you.

Examples where subtly wins:
-Force Vampiricy: Nihilus's ability (which is shared by the Exile and the Sith Assassins) is actually extremely subtle. In contrast to Palpatine's devastating Force Storm, which lacks control and drains the user of energy, Force Vampiricy destroys connections in life and the Force and allows the users to feed upon the energy in those connections. Ultimately, it is a net gain. It is also subtle in that the physical influence is a symptom rather than a cause.
-Sith Sorcery: The ability to create illusions is very subtle. It can lead to the decimation of entire fleets, in fact.
-Dun Moch: The philosophy of Dun Moch involves targeting the mind rather than the body, which weakens both.
-Perception Control: Darth Traya used the Dark Side to completely control the minds of even Force Sensitives.
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There has been no source, to my knowledge, that says Palpy knew every lightsaber form, or any source that says Revan knew Juyo either. While he does make that opening stance, it's never explicitly stated that it's Juyo. Kind of like the Exile and Battle Meditation - it's possible, but never explicitly stated.
Perhaps the Juyo is a theory, but read Palpatine's page on Wookiepedia.
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And you also forget that Palpatine was able to convince the vast majority of the Republic government to become an Empire. That's much better than Revan. Revan may also be focused by war, but if you hear the quote from Darth Plagiues, it's implied that his training was just as intense.
There is evidence to suggest that the sentiment of the Core Worlds was towards Imperialism. Palpatine essentially messed with existing loyalties, rather than make new ones like Revan.

But then again, you should see the thread on this.


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Old 09-01-2009, 09:30 PM   #115
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Alright, so i was wrong about the Dark Side, but if you'll notice, Palpatine's page on Wookieepedia isn't exactly sourced too much.

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Suggest, not confirm.

Anyways, we simply don't know enough about Revan to accurately gauge his power, and the stuff that we do know doesn't really compare to what the other characters have done. Until I see new info about Revan, I'm going to have to call Anakin on this one.


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Actually, the Dark Side is based off of strength and brute force (someone correct me if I'm wrong), and seeing how Revan, as you said, is more subtle with the Dark Side, brute force beats subtelty between dark siders.
That is an oversimplification. Light and Dark are intent, not necessarily just the powers or techniques themselves.



Now, I'm going to try to clear up some of this about the lightsaber forms and whatnot:

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There has been no source, to my knowledge, that says Palpy knew every lightsaber form, or any source that says Revan knew Juyo either.
Depends. Not explicitly, no. There are some that imply he did, though--or at least Sidious may not have been using either variant of the 7th from, BUT, he may have had enough insight and knowledge enough to be able to fight against it.

Not unlike the darksided Exile's accelerated learning, nor the assists to those ends her mentor offered as the mentor was rather knowledgeable for not actually using those forms, wouldn't you say?

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While he does make that opening stance, it's never explicitly stated that it's Juyo.
True. I think where it (fanon speculation) comes from is a desire to explain the edge Revan could have had over Malak.

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Agreed. It's impossible to make any proper comparisons between Revan and Insert Person Here because none of his specific abilities are stated, precisely because each player has their own build/intepretation of Revan, making it hard to get a true measure of Revan's capabilities and powers.
Very true. As much as I do wish Revan were a Juyo stylist, there is nothing explicitly nor implicitly to back that up, unfortunately.

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Is all of this speculation on Revan's lightsaber form based on that cutscene from K1? I was always under the impression that (s)he only took that stance because it was gender-neutral, as opposed to the straight/slanted stances that males and females used respectively.
I as well, before I ever learned about the lightsaber forms...and I was actually learning about sword forms IRL when I first played KOTOR. And no, I don't think most of you would appreciate me going into depth about that.

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The only advantage that Sidious may have is knowing all of the lightsaber forms save Vaapad. But then again, if Mace with Vaapad could beat Sidious, so can Revan with Juyo.
I don't think that was the *only* advantage Mace had over Darth Sidious.

Unfortunately, I doubt if anything more will be canonized about Revan's fighting style, though we might get a reason why he had an additional violet saber in the vision you encounter in TSL. Which might have been either Revan in the past, or possibly Revan in the future...We may never know...

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Perhaps the Juyo is a theory, but read Palpatine's page on Wookiepedia.
I've read
1) Karpyshyn's Darth Bane novels: Path of Destruction and Rule of Two. Though some indiscrepancy is present, both in naming of the form and implied by the sudden shift to a very ferocious sounding form (by its descriptions), it does seem to point in the direction that Sidious could have known Juyo.
2) Stover's Novels Shatterpoint and R.O.T.S. which pertain to both Palpatine and Vapaad in parts. It's a stretch to say it, but, Mathew Stover might have implied that sidious may have at least glimpsed Mace's form by sith magic, if not a little more than glimpse. Based on a bare minimum, but then again I can't really think of why else he would put it in there or try to portray Sidious as being even stronger (albeit old and tired) than in the movies. Practically rooting for him, even.

Whether or not Stover was bucking Obsidian's work in TSL for their (alleged) copycat with his ROTS novel regarding form 7, I can't be sure...but if I ever get the chance, I'll ask him about it.

Matthew Stover, if you're reading this, consider this an invite. You too, Drew Karpyshyn. I'd also welcome any spokesperson for obsidian to have input here as well.

Either way... <shrugs>

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Agreed. It's impossible to make any proper comparisons between Revan and Insert Person Here because none of his specific abilities are stated, precisely because each player has their own build/intepretation of Revan, making it hard to get a true measure of Revan's capabilities and powers.
Except pre-amnesia Revan is a different person than post-amnesia Revan, and we are most certainly referring to pre-amnesia Revan. Pre-amnesia Revan's powers are actually quite well documented.

But in any event, this debate in general is getting a bit tiresome. No one can really say anything particularly good about Anakin so they reaction is to criticize Revan. When Revan is well-defended, it is claimed that everything about Revan is speculation and unknown when that is not true in the slightest. The final defense of course is to say "G-Canon, you lose!", prompting everyone to repeat the whole thing over again.

The fact remains that a vastly intelligent and focused Sith Lord wielding advanced techniques will beat a whinny self-centered emo brat in a fair fight any day. Note I said "fair fight". Grabbing Sidious from behind and tossing him into a reactor does not count as a fair fight.

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@ Redhawke: I don't see how.
You seem to equate ancient as better in Star Wars, many of your arguments across several threads here have given me this impression.

I see it just the opposite, that 'Ancient' in Star Wars does not equate to better, not by a long shot.

I see the universe of Star Wars as a very stagnant place with very little actual change over the centuries... this impression was made more apparent in some of the EU, like KotOR and TSL. They had wars yes, and even some 'brinks' to come back from, but things always normalized and it was business as usual. The ancient Sith were not any more than the modern ones.

So while I have no doubt that Revan, Malak, Traya, Nihilus, and even Sion have something possibly unique to bring to the table as would Bane, Kun, etc., they are not however, more powerful simply because of their place in the Star Wars time-line... or because they displayed some sort of 'unstoppable' power. It has been shown, and even pointed out in Star Wars itself that 'there is always a bigger fish'. And all of them ultimately got stopped one way or another... including Sidious.

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Darth Sidious, as I tried to point out in a different thread, is often overestimated.
Others will disagree, and they have Canon backing them up, which I see can be quite frustrating to people who feel like you do even more.

My personal take on Sidious; Sidious was very powerful (bloated even more tremendously in the EU), and since this is one of the older things in the EU many of the more modern writers try to out do it, and while they can for their readers zeitgeist, they also forget the fact that Sidious was the most successful/powerful of the Sith because Lucas stated such and he was the Sith Lord in the story of Anakin, and was shown in the 6 movies to be a very powerful being and a force to be reckoned with, ultimately betrayed by his apprentice, as he too betrayed his master (Hinted at in the PT as being Darth Plageus). While this last paragraph is somewhat off-topic here I just want to clarify where I would be coming from on said argument.

On-Topic: Revan Vs. pre-suit Anakin... close one, too close to call... it would depend highly on Revan being Jedi Knight Revan or Darth Revan but it would be a hell of a fight either way.


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I see it just the opposite, that 'Ancient' in Star Wars does not equate to better, not by a long shot.
I agree with you RedHawke, that's what I've been trying to point out, that Anakin can be as strong as Revan too.


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If not more so, being the son of the Living Force gives him an advantage that Revan born of a mother and father does not have. It is stated in "Labyrinth of Evil" by James Luceno disguised as Anakin thinking during the battle of Cato Nemoidia that other Jedi used the Force, but Anakin was the Force. He never had to call upon the Force because he was always connected as a son would be to his father through communication.

So, my vote if for Anakin, plus being able to see the future in combat helps him a lot. Even though, I'm sure it would be close as either Jedi or Sith versions of both would be hard to kill. Truthfully, though, only the sith versions would ever attack each other without due process.



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