Lit Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith #7-12: The Dying Light/ Legacy's End (1/6 Released)

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  1. Grievpalpy75 Jedi Knight

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    According to Sheev she is barely competent with a lightsaber.
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  2. ConservativeJedi321 Jedi Grand Master

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    I wouldn't say Palpatine is the most reliable source. He might have speaking comparatively 'Oh I could trounce her as quickly as I did Agen Kolar' or something demeaning like that. She might be average, or above average, and still not be on either Vader or Palpatine's level. That does not make her an awful lightsaber user, or even 'Barely competent' as he so claims. Until I see the Inquisitors take her down in a second, I'm taking the Emperors taunts with a grain of salt.
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  3. LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master

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    That's not what bothers me the most. He even calls her "middling in the Force".
  4. Blackhole E Snoke Jedi Knight

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    I'd prefer that she didn't start spinning around the room though. Something more like Darth Traya's floating lightsabres would be good, maybe just the one lightsabre though.
  5. Vialco Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, Sidious did seem to be rather objective about lightsaber skills. He gives Dooku the praise he deserves while duelling the Talzin-possessed Count.

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  6. Darth_Pevra Force Ghost

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    From the comic itself? Palatine calls her barely competent and it is implied that Jocasta didn't use a saber in a very long time.

    I'm not sure whether the writer of the comic even knows about this Ahsoka statement, but it hardly matters. Wasn't Jocasta defeated by an interloper in that episode?
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  7. Darth Dnej Jedi Knight

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    Agreed. He even refers to him as just "Vader" three times in the comic. He clearly still has some issues with Vader.
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  8. spicer Jedi Master

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    Vader and the Grand Inquisitor met like 3 days ago in the last issue.
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  9. Vialco Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm sure GI is still smarting from the effortless beatdown he suffered at their initial meeting. Before he met Vader the Grand Inquisitor answered directly to the Galactic Emperor. Now he answers to a vitriolic cyborg that mutiliates his people and belittles his skills. And there's nothing he can but stiffen his spine and take it. Because he already knows he's no match for Vader.
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  10. Charlemagne19 Chosen One

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    Sith literally think of trash talking as a fighting technique. I wouldn't read too much into it.

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

    If he was talking about Yoda he'd call him a feeble old fool who followed the impotent side of the Force.

    Jocasta is a Jedi Master and by nature is going to be nowhere near Anakin/Vader in the lightsaber or power but she is STILL a Jedi master.
  11. Charlemagne19 Chosen One

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    I should point out that GI is probably not a guy with a strong sense of personal loyalty to Palpatine given he was a Temple Guard like a month before.
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  12. Outsourced Jedi Knight

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    It's bad having someone show you up.

    It's worse having someone show you up because you're inferior.
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  13. Vialco Jedi Grand Master

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    Indeed. And the best way to handle that is to analyze exactly what the other person had that you didn't, and then work on improving yourself so that you can become stronger and better. Of course Grand Inquisitor isn't exactly a model of maturity so we get his snippy comments. Though he did have a point at the end, and he and Vader did manage to reach an understanding of sorts.
  14. Charlemagne19 Chosen One

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    The GI and the Inquisitors are apparently ex-Jedi slaves.

    Vader is a SITH.

    The distinction isn't phrased but is apparent.
  15. Vialco Jedi Grand Master

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    I can't tell if you're talking metaphorically or if you actually think the Jedi kept slaves.
  16. Charlemagne19 Chosen One

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    [IMG]

    "Why would he want to kill her in public?"

    "I think she meant he threatened in public to kill her."

    I.e.

    The Inquisitors as ex-Jedi slaves are "Ex-Jedi who are now slaves."
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  17. Ancient Whills Jedi Grand Master

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    Darth Vader #8 preview.
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  18. Darth_Voider Jedi Grand Master

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    That statue behind Jocasta looks similiar to the gigantic one that lay on Jedha in Rogue One.


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  19. Ancient Whills Jedi Grand Master

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    It's also nice to see the Coruscant underworld police back into action again even if they were not in many TCW episodes. I like their designs.
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  20. Erkan12 Jedi Knight

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    Well, you might be right about Palpatine, but the Grand Inquisitor also said that he never saw her fight and he doesn't think she is a worthy opponent.
  21. ConservativeJedi321 Jedi Grand Master

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    The Dark Side breeds arrogance. Just because the GI says he never personally saw her fight doesn't mean she never did.
    I doubt she would put herself in danger by infiltrating the Jedi Temple if she didn't believe she could defend herself.
    As I said before I will reserve judgement until I see the outcome of the inevitable dual that is to come.
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  22. The_Forgotten_Jedi Jedi Master

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    Hmm. Jocasta noting the Temple is lightly guarded addresses some of my concerns about this. I would bet it is a trap for her specifically.

    ...still doesn't explain how easily Obi-Wan and Yoda got in.
  23. Vialco Jedi Grand Master

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    "If a special session of congress there is, easier for us to enter the Jedi Temple it will be."

    Palpatine withdrew most of the clone garrison from the Temple to guard the Senate Chamber for his Declaration of a New Order.
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  24. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Palpatine's monologue (gotta love it) insinuates Jocasta won't die this round. He wants Jocasta as a tool, just like he wanted Vader as a tool.
  25. tatooinesandworm Jedi Knight

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    Unless to protect the knowledge inside her, she self eliminates.



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