PT Should Darth Tyrannus have used Sith Lightning?

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Sitara, Dec 15, 2012.

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  1. Sistros Force Ghost

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    but I like that Dooku duel :p very under rated

    but at least Luke was knocked backwards by the blast

    "if you will not be turned you will be destroyed"

    *blast is shot from the Emperor's hands, Luke stumbles backwards*

    And as I say Sidious meant business, Dooku I don't think did, he was showing off rather than using it as a tool of destruction, at least to me,

    anyway, I suppose what I'm saying is that Palpatine's lightning wasn't all that impressive to me, but eh :p
    Last edited by Sistros, Dec 17, 2012
  2. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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  3. -NaTaLie- Force Ghost

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    It seems Palpasidious enjoys torturing his victims before the final blow, he's a monster and a sadist :mad:
  4. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    I have no problem with Tyranus using force lightning since he is just a novice at it and not a master of it like Palps.
  5. Zer0 Jedi Grand Master

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    I enjoy him using it, he's not a pro with it like Sidious, of course.
  6. DarthButt Manager Emeritus

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    I would argue that 75% or more of what Dooku did with taking Anakin out had to do with him using telekenesis to slam him up against the wall, knocking him unconcious. The lightning was just to make it sting a little more.
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  7. -NaTaLie- Force Ghost

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    It seems the lightning is more about inflicting pain than being an effective tactic. Same with choking.
  8. Vialco Force Ghost

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    Not true at all.

    A lightsaber is a physical weapon. It can be destroyed or taken away. But Force Lightning is an intrinsic ability. This is made plain when Mace disarms Palpatine only to be confronted with a torrent of deadly lightning.

    Also, Force Lightning is a ranged weapon. It doesn't require you to get up close and personal like lightsabers do. We see this when Palpatine blasts Yoda across the room without getting up from his chair.
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