One thing that has always boggled my mind is the way victory is played through the prequel ligthtsaber duels. I love them but I find difficulty in seeing a clear cut victor. I bolded some prominent situations that make me think. Perhaps I am looking into this too much, but I want a discussion nonetheless. Lets get started then shall we? 1)Qui-Gon vs Darth Maul on Tatooine. No real conclusion but Qui-Gon seems absolutely floored when he comes up. Was it the desert that tired him or just being plain caught off guard? 2)Duel of the Fates. Darth Maul doesn't attack much, he is constantly retreating underthe assault of two Jedi, he seems to be in control of the duel though, as he knocks Obi-Wan away, then later takes him out of the duel temporarily. With Qui-Gon he kicks him away three times, but Qui-Gon is constantly on Maul, forcing him back relentlessly. 3)Qui-Gon vs Darth Maul. Qui-Gon gets a bit of time to rest but it seems to be to no avail. The forcing Maul back seems to backfire as the shape of the room allows Maul to reverse it on Qui-Gon. Some say he was just getting older and tired, and one slipup did him in. (Maul's stun maneuver) So is it assumed that Maul is the superior fighter despite Qui-Gon being a Master? 4) Obi-Wan vs Darth Maul. Obi-Wan is not pleased. Very nice duel, though i wished it was longer :'( we see Obi-Wan fighting with a newfound fury, and he actually manages to break ground on Maul and reduce his threat (cutting the saber in two, plus he lands a kick on Maul) Still it seems Obi-Wan used a burst of energy and slows down at the end, and his positioning allows Maul to throw him into the pit. Obi-Wan then cuts Maul in half in a surprise move. Does this mean Obi-Wan is the greater fighter or like Qui-Gon, did Maul just make a mistake of no return? I will post the other duels later, I don't want to post a whole storm only for a Mod to lock this for being irrelevant or redundant. I hope there is something useful for discussion from this post!