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Samurai Jack Respect Thread (In Progress)

Respect

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Samurai Jack

ACCOLADES

Training

  • Trained as boy under his father, the Emperor.
  • Trained by Indian King, where he learned to ride horseback, eventually how to ride horseback while standing.
  • Trained by sub-Saharan African Chief, where he learned how to fight with a staff.
  • Trained with North-African Egyptians, where he learned literacy.
  • Trained by Romans, where he learned how to wrestle.
  • Trained with the English "Robin Hood," where he learned archery.
  • Trained with Vikings, where he learn seafaring techniques.
  • Trained with Eastern-Europeans, where he learned how to fight with thrown axes.
  • Trained with Mongolians, where he learned how to throw spears from horseback.
  • Trained with Shaolin Monks, where he learned how to defend with just his body, breaking spears on just his forearms. He also received combat training, learning Kung Fu and the various weapons that monks used (spears, dao swords, etc).
  • Once his training was complete, he was worthy of his father's enchanted sword.

WEAPONS

  • The Sacred Blade
    • Forged by Odin, Ra, and Vishnu (also known as three-wise monks)
    • Crafted specifically to defeat the demon Aku (it is the only weapon that can harm him).
    • Cannot be used in the hands of evil. If used against innocents, it causes no harm (this applies only to sentients, not robots).

Season 1, Episode 2: The Samurai Called Jack (2001)

  • Sacred Blade cuts clean through a car.
  • Cuts through missiles.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES

Strength

Constitution

Season 1, Episode 1: The Beginning (2001)

  • Stands up to Aku's claw attack.

Speed/Agility

Season 1, Episode 2: The Samurai Called Jack (2001)

  • Traverses the traffic of flying cars.
  • One-shots an alien-cyborg, slicing off its arm.
  • Fights off eight alien-cyborgs, evading all their arm-mounted missiles.

Stamina

MARTIAL SKILL

TACTICS/STYLE

ACHIEVEMENTS

Season 1, Episode 1: The Beginning (2001)

  • Subdudes Aku's Minions
  • Defeats Aku (the multi-shaped demon)

Season 1, Episode 2: The Samurai Called Jack (2001)

  • Defeats eight alien-cyborgs in bar.

SHORTCOMINGS

Season 1, Episode 1: The Beginning (2001)

  • Head-strong in his first meeting with Aku, tricked, and teleported to the future when he though Aku was defeated
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Luo-Lang "Rarou" (Sword of the Stranger) Respect Thread

Respect the Ming Warrior

I am perfectly lucid. Now I feel that it was good that I came to this country. I've finally met someone who's worth fighting.

Rarou, Sword of the Stranger (2009)
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Accolades

Itadori's Wife: What foe was able to hit you so many times?

Itadori: A person who came from the country of the Ming. His eyes are blue and he's six feet tall.

Itadori's Wife: My, he sounds like a demon.

Itadori: He may be scarier than a demon. This is the second time I've met someone this good.

Itadori and his wife, Sword of the Stranger (2009)
He may excel at swordsmanship, but in the end, a barbarian's just a barbarian. Master Bai-Luan, Sword of the Stranger (2009)
It's so like you to be thinking more about a powerful enemy than a direct order from the Emperor.
Ming Warrior, Sword of the Stranger (2009)

Weapons

  • Standard Chinese Dao
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Physical Abilities

Speed/Agility

  • Quickly climbs the side of mountain. (see Rarou vs Japanese Soldiers and their Shogun)
  • Evades a Shogun's strikes without using his blade. (see Rarou vs Japanese Soldiers and their Shogun)
  • Cuts through a kendo training sword thrown by Shogen Itadori.
  • Evades Shogen Itadori's spear thrusts. (see Rarou vs Shogun Itadori [Round 2])
  • Vaults, evades and outmanuevers Nanashi. (see Nanashi vs Rarou [Round 2])

Strength

  • Jumps down from a 50 ft (approximately) mountain side. (see Rarou vs Japanese Soldiers and their Shogun)
  • After catching a sword between his hands, he is able to throw his adversary away with the blade. (see Rarou vs Japanese Soldiers and their Shogun)
  • Holds Nanashi in a blade lock. (see Nanashi vs Rarou [Round 1])
  • Holds Nanashi in another blade lock. (see Nanashi vs Rarou [Round 2])
  • After catching Nanashi's sword, he curls him away. (see Nanashi vs Rarou [Round 2])

Constitution

Rarou does not use the Ming medicine (likely alluding to some sort of opium) which nullifies all pain (later in the movie we see a Ming tortured for a full day without feeling anything at all).

Fuugo: Is the reason you won't use our medicine that you don't believe it works.

Rarou: The question is different. The medicine you're using now at least has some effect. . .

Fuugo: Then, why won't you use our effective medicines?

Rarou: Because it'd be boring.

Fuugo & Rarou, Sword of the Stranger (2009)

Stamina

  • He never has anyone tax him throughout the movie.

Martial Skill

  • Catches Shogun's katana between his hands. (see Rarou vs Japanese Soldiers and their Shogun)
  • Throws sword at a Shogun's from 20 yds (approximately) away. (see Rarou vs Japanese Soldiers and their Shogun)
  • Throws dagger against Nanashi from 20-30 yds (appriximately) away. He "misses" intentionally, only trying to initiate a fight with the wanderer. (see Nanashi vs Rarou [Round 1])
  • Integrate kicks into his swordplay. (see Rarou vs Shogun Itadori [Round 2])
  • Integrates grapples and punches into his swordplay. (see Nanashi vs Rarou [Round 2])
  • Catches Nanashi's katana between his hands. (see Nanashi vs Rarou [Round 2])
  • Throws sword through Nanashi's arm from 20 yds (approxmimately) away. (see Nanashi vs Rarou [Round 2])

Tactics/Style

His entire being was set around finding a suitable challenger. He judged his peers by how well they ranked against him and his challengers. He was a warrior through and through.

Rarou's style is agility based.

  • Uses dead body as shield against archers while running at full sprint. (see Rarou vs Japanese Soldiers and their Shogun)
  • Agility based style when fighting groups of Japanese soldiers. (see Rarou vs Japanese Soldiers and their Shogun)
  • Jumps over Nanashi before striking, constantly looking for open flank rather than fighting head on. (see Nanashi vs Rarou [Round 1])
  • Able to properlly investigate burned bodies, indentifying his men from the others, subverting the Japanese soldiers' cover up. His invesitagation skills are so good, he is able to tell who died first based on blood coagulation, including how Kingpai was killed by a blow to the throat. This shows intellect for the human body, indicating how lethal he could be, very similar to T-1000 from Terminator. They studied human biology to understand how to kill them faster/better/more effectively. What's more, Rarou could discern how skilled Nanashi was soley based on Kingpai's kills blow.
  • Uses snow cover to attack Nanashi.

Achievements

Rarou vs Japanese Soldiers and their Shogun: Rarou stomps all the soldiers. He contends with the shogun, not because of the shogun's skill, but because he's toying with him.

Nanashi vs Rarou (Round 1): Rarou contends with Nahashi before their fight is interrupted.

Rarou vs Shogun Itadori (Round 1): Rarou contends with Shogun Itadori. Itadori muses he's the best he's fought since Nanashi.

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Rarou vs Shogun Itadori (Round 2): Rarou is defeating Itadori before his kill is stolen by Master Bai-Luan.

I was originally a spear carrier. It won't go like last time!

Shogun Itadori, Sword of the Stranger (2009)
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Nanashi vs Rarou (Round 2): Nanashi contends and defeats Rarou by the skin of his teeth (more of an "any given Sunday" victory, as he was saved by emerald).

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Nanashi (Sword of the Stranger) Respect Thread

Respect the Gaijin, the Akaoni (the foreign red demon)

Pain makes me feel like I'm more alive.

Nanashi, Sword of the Stranger (2009)
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Accolades

Kingpai died from a single blow to his throat. Apparently the enemy was quite skilled.

Rarou, Sword of the Stranger (2009)
This is the second time I've met someone this good. . . . An acquaintance from a long time ago. He was a comrade when I was serving in Ooatari province. We both tried to gain fame and fortune through war, but after a certain victorious battle, he decided to disappear. He came to dislike war. . . . His heart was weak. In the end, he was a fool, throwing away his gift from heaven.
Shogen Itadori, Sword of the Stranger (2009)
I'm more worried about the person who killed Kingpai.
Killing both Suishin and Fuugo . . . He's quite a man.
Now I feel that it was good that I came to this country. I've finally met someone who's worth fighting.Rarou, Sword of the Stranger (2009)

Weapons

Seemingly standard katana.

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Physical Abilities

Speed/Agility

  • Dodge rolls against Akaike Province Samurai (see Nanashi vs Akaike Province Warriors and Ming Warrior Kingpai)
  • Deflects Kingpai's throwing knives. (see Nanashi vs Akaike Province Warriors and Ming Warrior Kingpai)
  • Evades all but one of Rarou's strikes without drawing his katana. (see Nanashi vs Rarou [Round 1])
  • Speed blitzes a Ming Warrior (Nanashi vs Ming Warriors at Mangaku temple)

Strength

  • Engages in a blade lock with Rarou (see Nanashi vs Rarou [Round 1])
  • Engages in another blade lock with Rarou (see Nanashi vs Rarou [Round 2])

Constitution

  • Thrown from wall to wall in abandoned cabin. (see Nanashi vs Akaike Province Warriors and Ming Warrior Kingpai)
  • Survives Temple collapse. (see Nanashi vs Akaike Province Warriors)
  • Maintains fighting composure through several injuries (broken ribs/several cuts). (see Nanashi vs Ming Warriors at Mangaku temple and Nanashi vs Rarou [Round 2])

Stamina

  • After running hundreds of miles (by foot) to Mangaku temple, is able to fight the Ming Warriors, including Rarou, their best fighter. (Nanashi vs Ming Warriors at Mangaku temple)

Martial Skill

  • For much of the movie, Nanashi fights his foes without unsheathing his sword. (see Nanashi vs Akaike Province Warriors and Ming Warrior Kingpai)
  • From approximately 100-yards away, Nanashi throws his katana into an executioner's neck. (Nanashi vs Ming Warriors at Mangaku temple)
  • When fighting the dual-blade fighter, Fuugo, he is able to deflect his attack with bamboo and his own hand-to-hand martial arts capabilities. (Nanashi vs Ming Warriors at Mangaku temple)

Tactics/Style

Nanashi is both skilled and resourceful. Skilled enough to contend with Ming Warriors, including Rarou, their best, but extremely resourceful, using his environment to his advantage where he could.

  • Used pot of hot food to disable an adversary. (see Nanashi vs Akaike Province Warriors and Ming Warrior Kingpai)
  • Kills opponent with his own whip, breaking his throat with his katana unsheathed. (see Nanashi vs Akaike Province Warriors and Ming Warrior Kingpai)
  • Able to detect thieves approaching his camp site, dominating both when they revealed themselves. Again, with his unsheathed sword and a small pebble. (Nanashi vs Thieves)
  • Uses bamboo as a make-shift weapon against Fuugo and Suishin (Nanashi vs Ming Warriors at Mangaku temple)
  • Uses dye-nuts to unbalance Fuugo. (Nanashi vs Ming Warriors at Mangaku temple)
  • Uses snow to obstruct Rarou's vision. (see Nanashi vs Rarou [Round 2])

Achievements

Nanashi vs Akaike Province Warriors and Ming Warrior Kingpai: Without drawing his blade, Nanashi defeats his two foes.

Rarou refers to Kingpai as a "fairly skilled warrior."

Nanashi vs Rarou (Round 1): Nanashi contends with Rarou until he departs.

Nanashi vs Thieves: Nanashi stomps thieves with his unsheathed blade and a pebble.

Nanashi vs Ming Warriors at Mangaku temple: Nanashi defeats executor, a nameless Ming, Fuugo, and Suishin partially while blinded by their blood.

Nanashi vs Rarou (Round 2): Nanashi contends and defeats Rarou by the skin of his teeth (more of an "any given Sunday" victory).

While blinded, fatigued, and injured, Nanashi refuses to take the Ming drugs that will nullify his ailments before fighting Rarou.

"I don't need it. Pain makes me feel like I'm more alive."

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Jin Respect Thread (Samurai Champloo - In Progress)

Respect the Ronin

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Accolades

"My oh my, the rumors were true. You're quite good. It's been a while since I've faced a master swordsman like you."

"Ah, I see. I've got to admit you're much better than I expected. In fact, if we were in a dojo, I might not be able to beat you."

Inuyaka, Samurai Champloo Season 1: Redeye Reprisal (2005)
"You say he was a bodyguard."
"Yes sir, and a damn strong one, let me tell ya. He was so fast I didn't even see him draw his sword."Nagatomi Rikiei & Nagatomi Gang, Samurai Champloo Season 1: Hellhounds for Hire (2005)
"The man responsible for striking down the legendary, undefeated Mariya Enshirou was none other than his top student."
Rapping Samurai (unsure of name), Samurai Champloo Season 1: The Art of Altercation (2005)
"You're an excellent swordsman. It's been quite some time since I've enjoyed myself this much. Your skills are almost on par with my own. It will be by a razor thin margin, but you will lose."
Kariya Kagetoki, Samurai Champloo Season 1: Evanescent Encounter - Part 2 (2006)

Weapons

Physical Abilities

Strength

Speed

  • Defeats three Yagyu Samurai before the drop of his hat. (see Jin vs Yagyu Samurai)
  • Matches draw speed of Mugen
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  • Outmatches three members of the Nagatomi Gang. (see Mugen vs Nagatomi Gang)

"He was so fast I didn't even see him draw his sword."

Member of the Nagatomi Gang, Samurai Champloo Season 1: Hellhounds for Hire - Part 1 (2005)
  • Dodges gunshots from Mukoro's pistol (see Jin vs Mukoro)

Constitution

Stamina

Martial Skill

  • Uses only a cup to defend against an Edo Samurai. (see Mugen & Jin vs Edo Samurai)
  • Uses a tea cup to break the edge of an Edo Samurai's sword. (see Mugen & Jin vs Edo Samurai)
  • Cuts fruit off of Fuu's head. (see The Art of Altercation).

Tactics/Style

Personal Analysis: Classically trained, perhaps to much a slave to form.

  • Uses hot tea to disable an Edo Samurai. (see Mugen & Jin vs Edo Samurai)

Duels

Samurai Champloo Season 1: Tempestuous Temperaments (2005)

Jin vs Yagyu Samura - Jin defeats three Samurai from Edo (personal body guards of governor), who were top-class fighters, even among the Yagyu. They are said to be even better than the official governor's Samurai, according to a bystander.

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Mugen vs Jin (Round #1) - Jin stalemates Mugen.

Mugen & Jin vs Edo Samurai - Jin defeats several Edo Governer's Samurai.

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Samurai Champloo Season 1: Redeye Reprisal (2005)

Jin vs Inuyaka -Jin contends with Inuyaka, though Inuyaka seems confident he can defeat Jin. Near the end of the fight this seems to be justified by Inuyaka tagging Jin a few times.

Samurai Champloo Season 1: Hellhounds for Hire - Part 1 (2005)

Jin vs Nagatomi Gang -Jin stomps the Nagatomi Gang, sparring their lives and only cutting their sashes.

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Samurai Champloo Season 1: Hellhounds for Hire - Part 2 (2005)

Mugen vs Jin - Jin contends with Mugen. Another draw between the two before their fight is interrupted.

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Mugen & Jin vs Nagatomi Gang -Jin and Mugen stomp Nagatomi Gang.

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Samurai Champloo Season 1: Hellhounds for Hire - Part 2 (2005)

Mugen & Jin vs Edo Samurai- Jin defeats Edo Samurai with only a tea cup.

Samurai Champloo Season 1: The Art of Altercation (2005)

Jin vs Ogura - Jin defeats Ogura easily.

Samurai Champloo Season 1: Gamblers and Gallantry (2005)

Mugen & Jin vs Shino's Bodyguards - Jin stomps bodyguards without sword. Mugen helps out halfway through.

Samurai Champloo Season 1: Misguided Miscreants - Part 1 (2005)

Mugen & Jin vs Pirates - Mugen & Jin stomp pirates.

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Samurai Champloo Season 1: Misguided Miscreants - Part 2 (2005)

Jin vs Mukuro -Jin defeats Mukuro, dodging two of his shots from his pistol.

Samurai Champloo Season 1: Bogus Booty (2005)

Jin vs Ninja -Jin stomps five ninja in several blows.

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Samurai Champloo Season 1: Lullabies of the Lost - Part 1 (2005)

Jin vs Yukimaru - Jin contends with Yukimaru, his former cohort, but does not wish to do him harm.

Samurai Champloo Season 1: War of the Words (2006)

Jin vs Graffiti Thugs -Jin stomps graffiti thugs.

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Samurai Champloo Season 1: Unholy Union (2006)

Mugen and Jin vs Francis Xavier II - Mugen and Jin evade all of the shotguns shots from Xavier II, dispatching his underlings.

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Samurai Champloo Season 1: Elegy of Entrapment - Part 1 & 2 (2006)

Jin vs Sara - Jin is defeated by Sara, the blind assassin.

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Mugen Respect Thread (Samurai Champloo - In Progress)

Respect The Vagrant

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Accolades

Not one of you is a match for this man.

Nagatomi Rikiei, Samurai Champloo Season 1: Hellhounds for Hire - Part 1 (2005)
He served his purpose. Seeing his strength in action has inpsired our men to set higher goals for themselves.Nagatomi Rikiei, Samurai Champloo Season 1: Hellhounds for Hire - Part 2 (2005)
You exceeded my expectations.Shoryu, Samurai Champloo Season 1: Lethal Lunacy (2005)

Weapons

Physical Abilities

Strength

  • Contends with the "ogre-brute" Oniwakamaru while under the effects of poison.

Speed

Samurai Champloo Season 1: Redeye Reprisal (2005)

  • Chops off Sasaki's arm off. (see Mugen vs Edo Thugs)
  • Slices a tooth pick in two.
  • Able to doge Ukon's strikes, one of the best swordmen in Japan at the time (see Mugen vs Shoryu).

Samurai Champloo Season 1: Hellhounds for Hire (2005)

  • Matches the draw speed of Jin.
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Constitution

  • Able to resist Ukon' Hakkei technique. (see Mugen vs Shoryu)
  • Survives explosion of pirate ship.

Stamina

Pain Tolerance

Samurai Champloo Season 1: Redeye Reprisal (2005)

  • Resists the effects of poison. Remains functional enough to fight the "ogre-brute" Oniwakamaru. (see Mugen vs Oniwakamaru)

Martial Skill

  • With his hands tied behind his back, he disarms the Edo Governor's Samurai. (see Jin & Mugen vs Edo Governor's Samurai)
  • Stabs a Yakuza through the hand with a tooth pick.
  • Able to re-direct a Yakuza's blade.
  • Uses nothing but his feet to defeat a trio of thugs. (see Mugen vs Thugs)
  • Slices through paper door and kicks it at thug. (see Mugen vs Thugs 2)
  • Kicks toothpick out of thug's mouth. (see Mugen vs Thugs 2)
  • Uses a toothpick to defeat Edo Samurai (see Mugen & Jin vs Edo Samurai)
  • Uses a cartwheel helicopter kick to defeat Edo Samurai. (see Mugen & Jin vs Edo Samurai)
  • Cuts fruit off of Fuu's head (see The Art of Altercation)
  • Takes on Momoi's Samurai while swordless (see Mugen vs Momoi's Samurai).
  • Learns Hakkei technique, the armor piercer, a Shaolin monk style, after fighting Shoryu. Hakkei technique is the user of one's inner-chi rather than full frontal strength:

In learning the martial arts of the continent, I've come to realize how weak and empty the disciplines I previously studied are. There is a technique called Hakkei. It allows you to defeat an opponent, not with strength but with the power your inner chi.

Shoryu, Samurai Champloo Season 1: Lethal Lunacy (2005)

Tactics/Style

"Your stance leaves you wide open, and your moves are totally inefficient. All and all your fighting style is a mess . . . I swear, you are the most undisciplined fighter I've ever known . . . And the only one I wasn't able to kill."

Jin, Samurai Champloo Season 1: Tempestuous Temperaments (2005)
"You utilize erratic movement that prevent anyone from predicting them. But you must learn to make use of your intellect in the martial arts. By relying solely upon instincts and reflex you involuntarily reveal your limitations to your enemy."Kariya Kagetoki "Hand of God," Samurai Champloo Season 1: Evanescent Encounter (2006)

Personal Analysis: Unorthodox fighting style, possibly self-taught.

Duels

Samurai Champloo Season 1: Tempestuous Temperaments (2005)

Mugen vs Edo Thugs - Mugen defeats a handful of Edo Thugs.

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Mugen vs Jin (Round #1) - Mugen stalemates Jin.

Mugen & Jin vs Edo Samurai - Mugen defeats several Edo Governer's Samurai.

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Samurai Champloo Season 1: Redeye Reprisal (2005)

Mugen vs Oniwakamaru - Mugen contends with Oniwakamaru while under the effects of poison.

Samurai Champloo Season 1: Hellhounds for Hire - Part 1 (2005)

Mugen vs Yakuza - Mugen stomps Nagatomi Gang

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Mugen vs Ishimatsu - Mugen contends with Ishimatsu before their fight is called off by Nagatomi.

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Samurai Champloo Season 1: Hellhounds for Hire - Part 2 (2005)

Mugen vs Jin - Mugen contends with Jin. Another draw between the two before their fight is interrupted.

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Mugen & Jin vs Nagatomi Gang - Jin and Mugen stomp Nagatomi Gang.

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Mugen vs Ishimatsu - Mugen one-shots Ishimatsu

Samurai Champloo Season 1: Artistic Anarchy (2005)

Mugen vs Thugs - Mugen literally stomps three thugs.

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Mugen vs Thugs 2 - Mugen does more stomping.

Samurai Champloo Season 1: Stranger Searching (2005)

Mugen & Jin vs Edo Samurai- Mugen stomps Edo Samurai with only a toothpick and his feet.

Samurai Champloo Season 1: Beatbox Bandits (2005)

Mugen vs Warrior Priests - Mugen defeats the Warrior Priests and fights their leader but the fight is cut short because they all get . . . high.

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Samurai Champloo Season 1: Lethal Lunacy (2005)

Mugen vs Momoi's Samurai - Mugen stomps Samurai without drawing his sword.

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Mugen vs Shoryu (Round 1) - Mugen contends with Shoryu, though it was clear it was on the losing end of the fight. Surprised by Shoryu's Hakkei technique.

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Mugen vs Shoryu (Round 2) - Mugen contends and defeats Shoryu by way of a surprise dagger attack. At one point he even replicates the Hakkei technique.

Samurai Champloo Season 1: Misguided Miscreants - Part 1 (2005)

Mugen & Jin vs Pirates - Mugen & Jin stomp pirates.

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Samurai Champloo Season 1: Misguided Miscreants - Part 2 (2005)

Mugen vs Shiren - While gravely wounded, Mugen stomps Shiren.

Samurai Champloo Season 1: Bogus Booty (2005)

Mugen vs Yatsuha - Mugen contends with Yatsuha, a famed ninja from the secret shogunate police.

Mugen and Yatsuha vs Suda Clan - Mugen and Yatsuha stomp the Suda Clan and Momochi Ginsa.

Right now you are facing twenty descendants of the Suda clan of Nigoro. More than twenty dedicated warriors who's skills are unmatched.

Momochi Ginsa, Samurai Champloo Season 1: Bogus Booty (2005)

Samurai Champloo Season 1: Lullabies of the Lost - Part 1 (2005)

Mugen vs Okuru- Mugen evades Okuru but cannot do much else.

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Samurai Champloo Season 1: Lullabies of the Lost - Part 2 (2005)

Mugen vs Matsumae Police -Mugen contends and defeats Matsumae Police.

Samurai Champloo Season 1: Unholy Union (2006)

Mugen and Jin vs Francis Xavier II - Mugen and Jin evade all of the shotguns shots from Xavier II, dispatching his underlings.

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Samurai Champloo Season 1: Elegy of Entrapment - Part 2 (2006)

Mugen vs Sara (Round 1)- Mugen is defeated by Sara. Mugen is saved by Fuu.

Mugen vs Sara (Round 2) - Mugen defeats Sara, but only after she pulls back on a killing blow against Mugen.

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Lord Scourge (Emperor's Wrath) Respect Thread

Respect Lord Scourge, the Emperor's Wrath.

(WORK IN PROGRESS)

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Physical Attributes

Species: Pure-blood Sith

  • Naturally Force-sensitive species.

Capable of toppling a security droid with an unaugmented kick.

His boot delivered a heavy kick, toppling the droid helplessly onto its side.

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpynshyn

He was stocky and strong.

Scourge was an imposing figure, tall and broad-shouldered.

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpynshyn

He kept himself in perfect shape, never going too long without a workout.

He rarely went more than two or three days without practicing his drills, knowing that his continued survival would often depend on his martial expertise.

Though there were others in the yard, none was a worthy sparing partner. He would gain little from testing himself against any of Murtog's soldiers. Even the guard captain himself wouldn't present any real challenge to a fully trained Sith Lord.

Instead he performed a complex routine of drills designed to hone his reflexes, all while wearing his heavy armor.

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpynshyn

Resiliency

Capable of running through blaster fire unhindered.

The drones opened fire, but Scourge never changed course, relying on his armor to absorb their blasters bolts. One of the bolts narrowly missed his ear; two more slammed into his chest. He felt the impact, but it wasn't enough even to knock him off-stride.

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpynshyn

Able to fight through pain, even with his Force-reserves dissipating.

One of the bolts struck Scourge squarely between the shoulder blades.

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Before Scourge could follow up with another attack, [the droid] kicked out with one of its massive legs, catching him in the chest and sending him crashing to the ground.

A sharp pain shot up from his side, and he knew at least one of his ribs had been cracked.

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpynshyn

After being shocked by large dose of lightning, he climbs to his feet.

Ignoring the terrible pain, Scourge somehow forced himself to his feet. Xedrix raised an eyebrow in mild surprise.

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpynshyn

Force Abilities

Natural affinity for the dark-side, even as an adolescent acolyte.

The dark side power emanating from within the building was undeniable; he had felt the raw, crackling energy every day during his years as an acolyte. He had drawn on it, focusing his mind and spirit to channel the power through his own body to sustain him during the brutal training sessions.

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpynshyn

He is a dedicated Sith Warrior. While he was proficient in channelling his rage for combat, Sith sorcery was beyond him.

During his time at the Academy, Scourge discovered that there were many ways to draw upon the power of the Force. His natural talents had led him down the path of the warrior: learning to channel his emotions into strength and raw outbursts of lethal energy. But other students had trained with the Inquisitors, studying a very different curriculum.

Millennia earlier, those who followed the dark side had learned to harness and shape the Force through complex rituals that could control the mind of an enemy and sometimes even warp reality itself.

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpynshyn

He had control and knowledge of the dark-side, understanding its strength but also understanding it needed to be kept in check.

The dark side fed on passion and raw emotion, but it was important to temper it with cold analysis and reason.

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpynshyn

Force-Push

Capable of devastating Force-push.

Channeling his rage, he unleashed a concentrated wave of energy that struck the woman square in the chest. The impact lifted her off her feet and sent her flying backward through the air. Her journey was cut short when she slammed against the base of one of the abstract statues.

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpynshyn

Even with his energy dwindling, he can Force-push drones away.

Drawing on his rapidly dwindling reserves, he used the Force to knock one of the drones off-course, sending it careening sideways into its partner.

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Able to hurtle a Sith acolyte several steps into a tight tunnel.

He lashed out with the Force, striking the man in the chest hard enough to send him stumbling back several steps into the cavern wall.

The man struck the rough-hewn rock hard enough to knock the lightsaber from his hand, leaving him unarmed.

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpynshyn

Force-Grip

Capable of Force-grip (though against a non-Force sensitive).

Scourge raised his hand toward Sechel and reached out to the Force. The servant began to gasp and clutch at his throat as his body was lifted slowly up into the air by an invisible hand.

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Hurtles drone aside (again, non-Force sensitive).

Reaching out to grab the drone with the invisible hand of the Force, he slammed it back down to the ground. ... All the lights on its body went dim.

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Throwing enemies aside, breaking bone and skull (against non-Force sensitive).

Violent bursts of the Force picked his victims up and tossed them around like rag dolls, breaking bones and shattering skulls.

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Force Sense

Able to sense the intention of his opponents.

He felt a bolt of anger rip through him as his suspicions were confirmed: Whoever was in the speeder was coming to kill him.

...

Reaching out with the Force, he could sense no other living beings in the vicinity.

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Able to sense the entire "blueprint" of the warehouse he was raiding in a manner of milliseconds.

Scourge registered all this without conscious thought.

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Force Resistance

Able to resist the mind-domination of Darth Xedrix. Possibly resistance to Dün Möch all-together.

When [Xedrix] saw that Scourge had survived, he'd realized his only chance of survival was to trick him into switching sides. He'd tried to use the faint echo of the Force to dominate Scourge's mind, augmenting it with persuasive words in a form of temporary hypothesis.

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpynshyn

Force Augmentation

Capable of augmenting his speed and agility with the Force.

Moving with the blinding speed of the Force, he raced across the courtyard, bolts ricocheting off the ground just behind him every step of the way.

...

He didn't bother trying to block the bolts. Instead, he launched himself upward, his forward momentum carring him in a high, somersaulting leap that arced over both the woman and the damaged speeder.

...

Twisting 180 degrees as he flew through the air, he landed on the other side of the speeder, right beside the male mercenary just as the man was bringing his own weapon to bear.

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpynshyn

Able to clear a three-meter high security fence.

He broke from his cover, sprinting toward the three-meter-high security fence. Building speed with a dozen quick steps, he launched himself into the air, his cape billowing out behind him. He cleared the fence by only a few centimeters.

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpynshyn

Through his use of Juyo, he is able to channel the fear, anguish and rage of his foes.

Instinctively, he drew upon his opponent's fear, adding it to his own passion and further amplifying the power he was gathering.

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Difficulty sustaining his energies through the Force when fighting non-Force sensitives.

The Force had sustained him so far: protection him from the worst of the heat and allowing him to move faster than his enemies could react. But he could draw on it for only so long before exhaustion set in.

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Saber Throws

Dismantles a speeder.

Scourge stepped out form behind the statue and launched his lightsaber across the courtyard. The crimson blade went spiraling through the night, tracing in a wide, looping arc. It clipped the back end of the speeder, sending up a shower of spark and flame, and continued on its trajectory to return to Scourge's outstretched hand.

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpynshyn

Destroys a droid.

He dispatched the first [droid] by hurling his lightsaber at it, knocking it from the air with a single well-placed throw before it even got close enough to use its internally mounted blaster.

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Force Cloak

Able to hide his presence in the Force from one Sith Council Member and two acolytes on a few meters from his position. He is also able to ward of the cold.

. . . wrapped in a cloak of the dark side that both made him invisible to the Force and helped to ward off the chill of the subterranean air.

Force Barrier

Not able to withstand the Force lightning of Xedrix.

Xedrix raised his left hand and unleashed his power in a storm of purple lightning. Scourge instinctively used the Force to throw up an invisible barrier to shield himself. The bolts arced through the air, ripping through the shield to engulf Scourge in electric agony.

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Martial Skill

Form

His primary form of lightsaber combat was Juyo.

His crimson blade hummed as he cycled through the aggressive thrusts and cuts of Juyo, the seventh form of lightsaber combat. The weapon moved so fast that it was nothing but a blur, but each strike was precise and controlled.

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpynshyn

Juyo is described as the most aggresive form of lightsaber combat, banned by the Jedi. It works around the use of one's own passion, utilizing the energy of the rage and anger in a fight, whether that originates from the user or the foe. It's a power form that can break through the defense of even a Form III: Soresu specialist, but it's open to counter attack and combative Force-powers.

Form VII is difficult to master. Its movements are sharp and chaotic, and occur in quick bursts. You can drill these sequences into your head through regular practice, but you will not truly be using Juyo until you allow excitement, passion and rage to color your actions.

While its attacks can eviscerate defenses - even the blocks of a Form III master - Form VII leaves its practitioner vulnerable and open to counterattack. Multiple opponents can overwhelm a Juyo master by exploiting a moment's vulnerability. Force shoves and pulls are also effective at rattling Form VII defense.

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Juyo's inherent draw on the rage, fear and emotions of an enemy becomes Scourge's largest asset and greatest feat (though it is inferred that he has gotten over this weakness by the time he became the Emperor's Wrath). This is indicated in a conversation between Scourge and Nyriss.

"The Force runs through every living being," [Nyriss] went on. "When we fight an opponent of flesh and blood, we draw on their emotions, as well. All who follow the dark side instinctively do this on some level -- it is so instinctive that most instructors feel it does not need to be taught."

***

"You have special gift. You do not just feed on the raw emotions of your foe; you gorge yourself on them. You feast on their primal fear. It amplifies your hate and anger. It fuels the power of the Force. It transforms you into an instrument of death and destruction."

Scourge nodded. Battling a living foe was intoxicating; with each attack and counter he felt a rush of heat coursing through his veins, energizing and empowering him. Yet he had felt almost none of that at the UDM plant. "When I fought the security droid, there was nothing to grab on to. It was cold. Empty."

"Precisely. You tried to feed off its nonexistent emotions, and in doing so only made yourself weaker. I wonder that this wasn't observed in you; even the most powerful gift needs guiding to be used effectively." She shook her head. "You are so used to using your gift that you neglect the most basic source of power: yourself."

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Unlike Form V, Form VII requires greater energy because the focus is wielded more broadly, and draws upon a deeper well of emotion.

Without the use Juyo's dark-side channeling, he has difficulty putting up a fight.

"I can handle a few patrol drones, but if a dozen of them come down on us all at once we're in trouble."

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By contrast, as Nyriss would say, he gorged himself on the fear and emotion of living beings, empowering himself.

The Sith Lord fed on the man's fear, savoring it as the heat of the dark side rushed through him.

***

. . . others he left mortally wounded and writhing on the floor, their lives enduring for thirty or forty agonizing seconds while their high-pitched cries of pain fueled his bloodlust.

***

He channeled that power and refocused it, sending it out in waves that rippled across the room, further inciting the panicked retreat of his enemies.

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Nyriss tells Scourge that his enemies' power could be his own:

"The greater your opponent's connection to the Force, the stronger you become."

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpynshyn

However, against experienced Force-wielders who keep their emotions in check, his unique power had no real use. Though he does seem to learn to draw power form within.

[Xedrix and Scourge] exchanged a quick flurry of thrusts and parries. Scourge tried and failed to draw on his foe's fear and anger -- Xedrix was too controlled, and it felt more like fighting a droid. Scourge forcibly thrust his own fears away and reached deep inside himself to find the fury he needed.

***

Scourge stopped, suddenly aware that he didn't feel any fear emanating from his foe. There was no anger, either. He didn't get any sense of emotion coming from Darth Xedrix at all, and he realized the old man was consciously shielding himself from Scourge's awareness.

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpynshyn

Noted as being proficient in Soresu and Ataru (though not to the extent of Juyo):

[Scourge] abruptly changed tactics, shifting from the conventional defensive positions of the Soresu form to the acrobatic attack sequences of Ataru. Taking two quick steps to gain speed, Scourge leapt at the nearby cavern wall, planted both feet on its vertical surface, then pushed off hard to launch himself in a spinning flip over the man's head.

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Tactical Ingenuity and Intellect

Noted for his changed in tactics in his fight against Xedrix and his two acolytes. He played the woman acolyte off of her assumed lover to achieve victory against the two.

Scourge saw the opening and delivered what would have been a lethal blow had the woman not thrown herself between them and parried the blow. Her move was reckless and foolhardy, but Scourge hadn't been expecting it, and her impulsive reaction saved her companion. It also exposed her weakness.

The female was the more dangerous opponent, but she obviously cared for her partner. She was willing to put herself in harm's way to defend him -- a flaw Scourge could easily exploit. He abruptly changed tactics, shifting from the conventional defensive positions of the Soresu form to the acrobatic attack sequences of Ataru. Taking two quick steps to gain speed, Scourge leapt at the nearby cavern wall, planted both feet on its vertical surface, then pushed off hard to launch himself in a spinning flip over the man's head.

His opponent tried to turn and pivot to keep Scourge in front of him, but the furious burst of action was too fast for his lightsaber to track. He was late bringing his blade up to protect his head, once against exposing himself to a lethal strike.

This time when the woman moved in to protect her partner, Scourge was ready. He had purposefully directed his leap so that he came in at a sharper angle than necessary, leaving barely enough room for the female to come between him and his supposed target. When Scourge suddenly redirected his blade mid-leap to strike at her instead, she instinctively stepped back to absorb the impact with her own weapon. But with her partner crowded directly behind her, there was no room. Their bodies collided and their feet tangled together, sending both of them crashing awkwardly to the ground.

Scourge landed beside their prone forms. He brought his heavy boot crashing down on his fallen foe's face, relishing the wet crunch of cartilage and bone beneath his heel. Her body spasmed, the muscle locked in the seizures of her death throes.

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Several examples of his intellect during the events of Revan. He is very aware of the political game being played around his ears. He is very aware other's schemes and machinations.

Equipment

Standard Sith Armor

  • withstands lightsabers
  • withstands blaster bolts

Similar lightsaber hilt to Darth Malgus, sharp edges at guard and pommel.

Other Accolades

Noted for his intellect and potential by Darth Nyriss.

"During your service you have proven your worth to me. You are strong in the Force. Intelligent. Perceptive. You have incredible potential."

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Noted for his expert interrogation skills.

Effective interrogation was an art, and Scourge had an innate ability to parse fact from fiction.

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Review - Star Wars 2014 Sampler

So the new Star Wars books are almost here. We already have our first new canon story in the form of Son of Dathomir but these are where a bulk of the new story will come from.

I will leave my short review points below but above I go more in depth with what I think of the new books thus far. However the video is a tad-Spoilerly but just for the first chapter of each book.

A NEW DAWN

It's pretty solid. I think it defines the characters rather well. As a "teaser" it doesn't work very well. The "big event" was very compelling but it didn't inspire me to want to know what will happen next. All and all, it was interesting, especially this Denetrius Vidian character. I wonder who will actually be in the Rebels series and who will not.

TARKIN

Definitely my least favorite of all four from it's first showing. I never cared much for Tarkin but I do like the author, James Luceno. His writing style is very detailed and I feel we often can pull a lot of Star Wars information out of his writing. Also the "big event" in this one was not so intriguing to me.

HEIR TO THE JEDI

This one I look forward to. It takes places in the first person perspective of Luke Skywalker, which should be very interesting indeed. It's good to see Luke overall innocence being retained (as it should) between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back. However, this author Kevin Hearne, who is new to the Star Wars mythos panders far too much to Star Wars fans. He makes too much reference to previous lines in the series: "go to tachi station to pick up some power converters" or "you will never find a more wrechet hide of scum and villainy" etc. It just rubbed me the wrong way. When authors try to hard to harken back it feels more like fan fiction than its own stand alone novel.

LORDS OF THE SITH

This is the one I wait for with salivation. It follows Darth Vader and Darth Sidious and man does it have a great opening. Essentially it is half a chapter of Darth Vader being a BAMF. It's good to see Vader not being this weakling or feeling guilt for what he did in Episode III, he is fully committed to the dark side and he does it with such awesomeness.

All around I look forward to all the books. Unlike most, I'm actually excited to finally have everything be canon without there being a separate EU.

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Ranking the Jedi and the Sith

In most of the battle threads there is always obscure discussion of where each Jedi and Sith rank in there own "tiers." I decided it's time to actually try and create that list as a reference tool. We already know a few ranks solidly thanks to Nick Gillard (ie Obi-Wan is an 8, Anakin is a 9 etc).

So here is my list. Keep in mind I'm observing all these folks at their primes.

I will eventually be reposting this with a more complete list.

Tier 10

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  • Luke Skywalker
  • Yoda
  • Darth Krayt
  • Darth Nihilus
  • Darth Sidious

Tier 9

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  • Anakin Skywalker
  • Count Dooku
  • Exar Kun
  • Darth Bane
  • Darth Plagueis
  • Darth Tenebrous
  • Darth Traya
  • Darth Vader
  • Galen Marek
  • Lord Kas’im
  • Mace Windu
  • Revan
  • Satele Shan

Tier 8

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  • Agen Kolar
  • Anoon Bondara
  • Asajj Ventress
  • Darth Malgus
  • Darth Maul
  • Darth Revan
  • General Grevious
  • Kao Cen Darach
  • Ki-Adi-Mundi
  • Kit Fisto
  • Kreia
  • Kyle Katarn
  • Leia Solo
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Oppo Rancisis
  • Plo Koon
  • Shaak Ti
  • Saesee Tiin
  • Sora Bulq
  • Ven Zallow

Tier 7

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  • Aryn Leneer
  • Bastilla Shan
  • Cin Drallig
  • Darth Malak
  • Darth Talon
  • Darth Zannah
  • Githany
  • Ima Gun Dai
  • Kazdan Paratas
  • Lord Adraas
  • Lord Vindican
  • Luminara Unduli
  • Rahm Kota
  • Qui-Gon Jinn
  • Quinlan Vos

Tier 6

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  • Aayla Secura
  • Ashoka Tano
  • Barriss Offee
  • Foul Moudama
  • Maris Brood
  • PROXY
  • Roron Corobb
  • Tholme
  • Xanatos

Tier 5

  • Aurra Sing

Tier 4

  • Petro

Tier 3

  • Katooni
  • Zett Jukassa

Tier 2

  • Byph
  • Ganodi
  • Gungi
  • Zatt

Tier 1

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Jedi younglings Anakin killed in ROTS

Now I would be the first to say this list is not final and I know I've probably missed some characters but that is what this is all for. I want us to debate and discuss, as I know we all love doing, to get these folks into the spots they should be.

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Ranking Force Users

In most of the battle threads there is always obscure discussion of where each Jedi and Sith rank in there own "tiers." I decided it's time to actually try and create that list as a reference tool.

Originally we used Nick Gillard's system as basis but now we are going a bit different, considering there are some other even higher Force users.

So here is my list. Keep in mind I'm observing all these folks at their primes.

I will eventually be reposting this with a more complete list.

Tier 10

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  • Bedlam Spirits
  • The Ones (including Abeloth)

Tier 9

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  • Darth Caedus (increased by @shootingnova)
  • Grand Master Luke Skywalker
  • Grand Master Yoda
  • Darth Nihilus
  • Darth Plagueis (moved up from Tier 8 by @jaken7)
  • Darth Sidious

Tier 8

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Tier 7

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  • Agen Kolar
  • Anoon Bondara (debated to be lowered by @i_like_swords)
  • Asajj Ventress
  • Cade Skywalker
  • Corran Horn (recently added)
  • Darth Krayt
  • Darth Malak (moved up from Tier 6 by @shootingnova)
  • Darth Malgus
  • Darth Nihl
  • Darth Wyyrlok
  • Darth Revan
  • Gethzerion (recently added)
  • Jaden Korr
  • Jerec (recently added)
  • Kao Cen Darach
  • Kenth Hamner (recently added)
  • Ki-Adi-Mundi
  • Kit Fisto
  • Kyle Katarn
  • Leia Solo
  • Mara Jade Skywalker (recently added)
  • Meetra Surik
  • Mother Talzin
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Odan-Urr
  • Oppo Rancisis
  • Plo Koon
  • Pong Krell
  • Saba Sebatyne (recently added)
  • Saesee Tiin
  • Savage Oppress
  • Shaak Ti
  • Sora Bulq
  • Qui-Gon Jinn (moved up from Tier 6 by @shootingnova)
  • Quinlan Vos (moved up from Tier 6 by @shootingnova)
  • Ulic Qel-Droma

Tier 6

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  • Aayla Secura (moved up from Tier 5 by @jaken7)
  • Aryn Leneer
  • Bastilla Shan
  • Ben Skywalker (recently added)
  • Cin Drallig
  • Cilghal (recently added)
  • Darth Sion (debated to be increased to Tier 8 by @erkan12)
  • Darth Talon (debated to be increased to Tier 7 by @erkan12)
  • Darth Zannah (debated to be increased to Tier 8 by @erkan12)
  • Githany (debated by @shootingnova to be lowered)
  • Ima Gun Dai
  • Tenel Ka Djo (recently added)
  • Kazdan Paratas
  • Lord Adraas
  • Lord Kas'im (moved down from Tier 8 by @shootingnova, debated to be lowered)
  • Lord Vindican
  • Luminara Unduli
  • Rahm Kota
  • Ven Zallow (moved down from Tier 7 by @wolfrazer)

Tier 5

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  • Ashoka Tano
  • Barriss Offee
  • Foul Moudama
  • Inquisitor (recently added)
  • Maris Brood
  • PROXY
  • Roron Corobb
  • Tholme
  • Xanatos

Tier 4

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  • Aurra Sing
  • Kanan Jarrus (recently added)
  • Whie Malreaux (recently added)
  • Zayne Carrick (recently added)

Tier 3

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  • Petro
  • Tallisibeth "Scout" Enwandung-Esterhazy

Tier 2

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  • Ezra Bridger (recently added)
  • Katooni
  • Zett Jukassa

Tier 1

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  • Byph
  • Ganodi
  • Gungi
  • Zatt

Now I would be the first to say this list is not final and I know I've probably missed some characters but that is what this is all for! I want us to debate and discuss, as I know we all love doing, to get these folks into the spots they should be.

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