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Is the Palpatine we saw in "The Lawless" the best lightsaber performance we have ever seen?

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by The Supreme Chancellor, Feb 13, 2013.

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  1. The Supreme Chancellor

    The Supreme Chancellor Jedi Master star 4

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    Is there anywhere else in the saga or EU where we have seen that brilliant a display of lightsaber mastery or dominance over talented opponents?

    My opinion is a resounding YES. The only other performance I can think of that comes close is Greivous against the Jedi in the microseries.
     
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  2. 07jonesj

    07jonesj Jedi Master star 4

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    It's the most impressive display we've seen in G or T-level canon.
     
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  3. TrandoJedi

    TrandoJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    I dunno about the best, but it definitely is something I will never forget.
     
  4. The Supreme Chancellor

    The Supreme Chancellor Jedi Master star 4

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    I don't know about the levels of canon...but I'm saying anywhere in Star Wars ever.
     
  5. Jabba_The_Hutt_123

    Jabba_The_Hutt_123 Jedi Master star 3

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    No.
    Dominance wise I don't think it tops Dooku vs Obi Wan in AOTC, Dooku had that completely under control.
     
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  6. Sitara

    Sitara Jedi Master star 3

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    In ROTS Sidious took out 4 Jedi Master Council members, 3 of them simultaneously in under 5 seconds.
     
  7. Rawne

    Rawne Jedi Knight star 2

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    I think it might be. Yeah.


    Not just the lightsaber fight, everything about Sidious in that episode was 'perfect' for me. From when he orders Amedda to bring his ship, to the casual way he takes down the Death Watch guards (cool parallel toYoda's similar thing in ROTS) to the duel itself. Meshed perfectly with the image of Darth Sidious I have in my head.

    The duel itself has the benefit of telling a great story too.
     
  8. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    My opinion is he shouldn't even been there to risk himself.
     
  9. The Supreme Chancellor

    The Supreme Chancellor Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah but..in ROTS the ease with which he killed them is almost comical and there was not a spectacular display of swordplay..I mean he killed Kit Fisto with a casual stab.

    It's arguable, but Dooku doesn't duel Anakin and Obi-Wan simultaneously in AOTC. While Palps is taking on Maul and Savage and seemingly relishing in it.
     
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    rumblewagon Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  11. Jordan1Kenobi

    Jordan1Kenobi Host of Star Wars Character Contest star 6 VIP - Game Host

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    Yes, either the best or very close to the best, it was amazing :D
     
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  12. Revenge of the Dak

    Revenge of the Dak Jedi Knight star 1

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    Just watched it. All I have is WOW!

    Just perfect! He is a mean SOB!

    Palps was just playing around for the heck of it then, WHAM! You're gone and you...I have plans for you! HAHAHAHAHA!

    BTW, I'm not really into TCW that much. I have only seen a few episodes but, now...crap I gotta go watch'em!
     
  13. fett 4

    fett 4 Force Ghost star 5

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    That fight was not comical at all [face_shame_on_you]
    The Jedi were using an ancient force technique of standing still and doing nothing, Darth Maul also used it to good effect in TPM.

    In answer to the question yes it's the best Saber fight the show has done.
     
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  14. KED12345

    KED12345 Jedi Master star 4

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    Certainly the most memorable duel outside the movies, perhaps a shade over Grievous's duel in Volume I in the original CW series.
     
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  15. Sitara

    Sitara Jedi Master star 3

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    In terms of spectacular display of swordplay then TPM Duel of the Fates takes the cake in the entire Saga. Obi + Ani + Tyrannus in ROTS is also close up there. Finally, Sidious vs Yoda is also very good, far far better than any duel in the cartoon.
     
  16. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Anakin vs Obi-Wan was a better duel than Sidious vs Maul and Savage
     
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  17. The Supreme Chancellor

    The Supreme Chancellor Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm not asking which duel you enjoyed more I'm asking which individual performance of lightsaber mastery is more impressive.
     
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  18. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  19. CaptainRex115

    CaptainRex115 Jedi Padawan star 3

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    No... one of the worst duels of the series.
     
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  20. KED12345

    KED12345 Jedi Master star 4

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    wat
     
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  21. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    This is still the best, for me at least.
     
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  22. CaptainRex115

    CaptainRex115 Jedi Padawan star 3

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    How was it good? Palpatine just laughing and toying with Maul and Savage the duel sucked.
     
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  23. InterestingLurker

    InterestingLurker Jedi Master star 4

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    Yes, but the entire fight wasn't as exhilarating as the Sidious vs. Savage and Maul fight. What ruined Sidious's fight with the various Masters of the Council was that Sidious took down 3 Jedi Masters like a bunch of punks. Hell, they fought more like Padawans if anything. Whenever I see Sidious taking down Agen Kolar and Saesee Tiin in such an uninteresting way, its like they want to be killed. I understand that Darth Sidious is the most powerful Sith that ever was, but they should have at least fought with some dignity and avoided such a miserable end. They're Jedi Masters after all and Lucas could have had them display more of their skill in lightsaber combat as well as their own abilities in the Force, something that fans have wanted to see for a while prior to the film's release. A big waste if I ever saw one.
     
  24. InterestingLurker

    InterestingLurker Jedi Master star 4

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    Ugh... I remember why I prefer TCW Grievous over CW Grievous. Seriously, could Genndy make Grievous any more over-powered?
     
  25. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Could TCW make Grievous any more under-powered?
     
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