Hey guys, I've been discussing this with a friend now and we cannot agree. I'd like to ask the question here. In the second movie count Dooku shoots lightning at Obi-Wan who easily deflects it using his lightsaber "https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=BvnwLLXHabg#t=29s" later on in the same movie Yoda deflects lightning from Dooku using his bare hands, something that takes a moderate amount of effort on Yodas part; https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=BvnwLLXHabg#t=201s From this we can conlude that deflecting lightning with a lightsaber is MUCH easier than deflecting it with your bare hands. In the third movie (ROTS) Palpatine shoots force lightning at Mace Windu, he deflects it using his lightsaber but it takes a CONSIDERABLE amount of effort: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Pk4AiCnMqpg#t=162s Later on Yoda fights Palpatine. And pushes his force lightning back using his bare hands; https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=S5SkNrWSk5M#t=330s Force lightning is much harder to deflect using hands than with a saber. Mace Windu struggles against Palpatine with a saber whereas Yoda overpowers him using his bare hands. Conclusion: Yoda is much much more powerful. How am I wrong?