In another thread someone put together a list of light vs darkside duels. in every instance the darkside wins in combat with the jedi only doing well in instances where they give in to the darkside slightly. Quigon vs maul=maul wins maulvs obi= maul wins, obi gives in briefly does alright, then gets forced push. maul is dumb and dies dooku vs obi/anakin=dooku wins dooku vs yoda = draw vader vs obi= vader vader vs luke=vader and im sure in EP3 there is going to be nothing but more darkside victories. My question is this: What is wrong with using the darkside in combat? When it comes down to it, a lightsaber duel is going to lead to someones death surely. So why would you limit your own power to stay under control and calm? i think the darksiders stay pretty calm, just they focus their rage and are alot more powerful.. The downfalls of the darkside are obvious in general use, but why would this apply to combat? Is it so feared that even practicing the darkside for combat purposes is that dangerous that you may possibly turn completely to the dark? Yoda probes the darkside when he uses it to foresee the future. everyone has to dabble in it somewhat. I feel like the jedi and sith are extreme opposites on their interpretations and applications of the force. the sith using it strictly for self gain, instant gratification and selfish reasons. whereas the Jedi reject their own humanity by supressing their emotions, remaining calm, and just be sort of cold and mechanical in a way.. Luke i feel is the best balance between both of these forces, he dabbles in the darkside, too much success when it was needed, but remains light. obviously the dangers of giving into the darkside completely must be heeded, but if you could control your emotions and channel your anger like a sith, what is there to fear? nothing.