The movie opened with Anakin killing Count Dooku on Palpatine's orders, with the sinister Sith saying his former apprentice was "too dangerous to be kept alive". As the original trilogy progresses, we can see Luke moving away from Obi Wan’s style and towards Vader’s to find a balance. This is a dark side trait and it is very dangerous to a Jedi Master. However, when it comes to Obi Wan, a master of defensive fighting, Darth Maul’s speed and reliance on his double-sided lightsaber lead to his downfall, as Obi Wan catches him off guard and with his weapon dismantled. Just had a discussion with a friend on the topic of Mace’s fighting style when I recalled watching a video that said Mace sometimes let the power of his crystal guide him in battle, or even gave the crystal full control. He is presented to Luke as a crazy swamp dweller who turns out to the be the greatest Jedi master of all time, and may appear to be small and weak on the surface despite his tremendous power. When it comes to defense, he favors dodges over parries, giving him more opportunities to hit his opponents hard. The Expanded Universe-- particularly the Revenge of the Sith novelization -- provides some more insight on the duel and on Mace Windu's fighting style. Mace Windu is a master of the Force technique known as Shatterpoint. Mace Windu was born on the planet Haruun Kal. Users: Mace Windu, Sora Bulq, Quinlan Vos. He uses his lightsaber as an extension of his body, hence his use of kicks and punches, because he is, in every sense of the word, a weapon against the Light Side. He is the ultimate conquest of the Sith over the Jedi. He is powerful and ruthless in his swings and fights in a wide, two-handed stance optimal for aggressive moves. Star Wars' Han Solo prequel will reveal his real name. Windu is presented as a powerful Jedi with a bit of darkness in him as well. His own attacks come in the form of ripostes, a sword fighting technique used for quickly turning a defensive move into a offensive one. Before Mace could arrest him, however, Anakin Skywalker entered the room. The leader of the Empire and the man behind Darth Vader, Palpatine is one of the most powerful Sith lords in history. Star Wars: Did this prequel reveal Rey's parents? Related: A barmy Star Wars theory posits Obi-Wan and Yoda killed Padmé. Even though a pre-Vader Anakin reminded Windu this was not the Jedi way, it didn't stop him from trying to kill Palpatine. Just like red lightsabers show the power of the Sith and blue the "good" of the Jedi, Windu's purple is a mix of both to represent his ties to both the light and dark side of the Force. He stated that his biggest flaw was that he enjoyed fighting. Mace created his own style of lightsaber combat, which he named Vaapad. Of all the Jedi masters, Mace Windu’s fighting style is that which most closely resembles the aggressive nature of the Dark Side. Jackson himself has even championed the equally out-there idea that Mace Windu survived his Force lightning death on Coruscant, meaning his shady past could be explored further. Digital Spy now has a newsletter – sign up to get it sent straight to your inbox. Yoda’s style is reflective of the “more than meets the eye” theme that he often represents. Mace created his own style of lightsaber combat, which he named Vaapad. A new theory by Reddit user ImpulsiveBeetle argues an impressive case for Windu wanting to rule that galaxy far, far away and succeeding the villainous Emperor Palpatine. Vader is what happens when hate triumphs and anger is unleashed. Fearing that he might be heading down the path to the Dark Side, Windu figured out a way to fight by using his inner darkness to turn his opponent’s aggression against them. The entire Skywalker Saga has shown how close heroes like Luke and Rey came to succumbing to the dark side of the Force, so it's likely Windu also had the potential to stray from the path of Jedi every once in a while. He told the council he wanted the best possible parts for his saber. He became a prominent leader in the Republic Army. Rey came to succumbing to the dark side of the Force, Walking Dead theory suggests why Heath is missing, Star Wars theory suggests Kylo lied about Rey's parents, Avengers theory suggests Strange survived snap. Here, I’ll take a look at each of the main lightsaber fighters that we see in all seven of the Star Wars films and how their styles reflect their characters. His duel against Palpatine truly displayed the full range of his fighting style, where he was able to overpower even a strong Sith lord with his aggression. Dooku’s lightsaber style focuses more on technique than aggression. Ren wields his crossguard saber like a broadsword and swings hard and heavy with a wide, one-handed stance. Darth Maul was trained to be a weapon of a new order of the Sith. Digital Spy participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. Later, Windu stormed Palpatine's office and tried to take out the despot and said the exact same line to Anakin. Unlike the other previously mentioned Sith and Jedi, Kylo Ren is the least experienced of all lightsaber fighters on this list. Mace even used some dark side-like force abilities, such as Force-crush and Force-grip. Over the next decade and a half, Mace went on many missions that included his first visit to his homeworld, and one where he tracked down and defeated his parents' killer. We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article. As we’ve seen time and again throughout the Star Wars series, Obi Wan Kenobi is the truest embodiment of the Light Side of the Force, and his lightsaber style reflects this. Rather than using strength to overcome defense, he uses finesse to work around defensive maneuvers and strike his opponents when they least expect it. ( Log Out /  This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll He uses a chaotic, jumping/spinning style with a focus on speed. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Mace Windu’s kyber crystal (Legends) General Discussion. Mace Windu had two apprentices named Sora Bulq and Depa Billaba, both turned to the dark side because when Mace Windu tried to show them Vaapad, which concentrated on strength and the use of the Force to induce the strength, they did not have the concentration on the light side like he did and both became which he later killed. Before his duel with Rey, it is likely he never faced a true opponent with a lightsaber outside of his training, which is why his style is so reliant on offense with absolutely no defense. This is why when he faces Vader later in life, he uses a very different defensive style. This ability allows him to observe the weakness in any material and break it with a simple tap. One of the highlights of the prequel trilogy was finally witnessing the full range of Yoda’s power before he became the strange hermit in the swamp. His fighting technique can easily be compared to that of a boxer. The most important Jedi of them all, Luke Skywalker has one of the most unique styles in all of Star Wars. His fighting style reflects his character as a corruption of good by evil. Also, to a lesser degree, those involved in making the film. © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. When Luke faces Vader in Empire Strikes Back, he is more defensive in his style, while his final duel with Vader in Return of the Jedi is something much more aggressive. He fights like a Sith trained to do one thing and one thing only: kill Jedi. Unfortunately, it didn't come in handy against Palpatine. This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for: Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other