Mace Windu Respect Thread (Canon)

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Mace Windu is one of the leaders of the Jedi Council during the twilight of the Republic. He is one of the Order's greatest warriors and has devoted his life to protecting the Republic and the virtues of the Jedi. He became a General in the Clone Wars along with the other Jedi, but felt disturbed by their new role as soldiers instead of keepers of the peace. He met his end on Coruscant when he and three other Jedi attempted to arrest Supreme Chancellor Palpatine under the impression that he was the second Sith Lord they had been looking for since the events of Episode I The Phantom Menace.

This thread will be divided into the following categories:

  • Accolades
  • Physicals
  • Force Powers
  • Combat Skill Accolades
  • Lightsaber and Combat Feats

Accolades

Mace is second only to Master Yoda in terms of reputation:

Second only to Master Yoda in reputation, Master Mace Windu leads the Jedi Council during the waning years of the Republic.

Source: Ultimate Star Wars

As a member of the Jedi Council, Mace is among the most respected Jedi:

The Jedi Council serves as the highest authority within the Order. Its members are chosen from among the most respected Jedi. There are always 12 members—when one member dies, another Jedi is chosen to replace them.

Source: Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia

Grand Master Yoda and Jedi Master Mace Windu serve as the Council's senior members.

Source: Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia

As a member of the Jedi High Council, Mace has proven himself and his abilities in the service of peace and justice:

The twelve members of the Jedi High Council represent a gathering of great minds who had proven themselves and their abilities in the service of peace and justice. Confident in their attunement to the Force, the Council members work together in trust, free from the petty constraints of ego and jealousy.

Source: Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary New Edition

Mace Windu is a "champion" of the Jedi Order:

A grim Jedi Master with an amethyst-bladed lightsaber, Mace Windu was the champion of the Jedi Order, with little tolerance for the failings of the Senate, the arguments of politicians, or the opinions of rebellious Jedi.

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Long the Jedi’s champion, he sought to maintain the Order's ancient traditions amid galactic unrest and political corruption.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Mace Windu

Sidious then blasted Mace with Force lightning, killing the Order's great champion.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Mace Windu Biography Gallery

Starwars.com even calls him the Order's "greatest" champion:

Windu’s saber had a plasma blade of amethyst—a brilliant warning to enemies that the Jedi Order’s greatest champion was ready for battle.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Mace Windu's Lightsaber

Mace's forays on the battlefield during the Clone Wars proved why he was renowned as a warrior:

During the Clone Wars, Mace’s forays onto the battlefield showed why he was renowned as a warrior.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Mace Windu

Mace is an insightful and decisive leader:

Master Windu is an insightful and decisive Jedi leader who does his utmost to protect the Order.

Source: Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary New Edition

Master Yoda calls Mace a capable and wise leader:

"Doubt not the ways of the Force. It tests us at times. But believe it will lead us where we are meant to be, we must. Similarly, doubt not yourself. You are a wise and capable leader."

Source: Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #01

Kit Fisto calls Mace an "exemplary figure of the Jedi principles":

Rissa Mano: "I can't believe I'm on a mission with Master Windu himself!"

Kit Fisto: "He is an exemplary figure of the Jedi principles."

Source: Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #01

Physicals

Mace takes a strike from Guattako the Grim's weapon to the chin but bounces right back into action:

Star Wars: Age of Republic Special - The Weapon
Star Wars: Age of Republic Special - The Weapon

Mace kicks down the mercenary droid AD-W4:

Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #02
Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #02

Mace is slammed in the face by a large ball of debris and shrugs it off:

Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #02

Mace shrugs off a sucker punch from Jedi Knight Prosset Dibs:

Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #03
Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #03

Mace takes three powerful hits from the mercenary droid AD-W4:

Mace leaves two afterimages while fighting off a group of B-1 Battle droids:

Star Wars Adventures Issue #10, Separation Anxiety Part 2

Mace survives a jetpack missile detonating near him—

Star Wars: Darth Maul - Son of Dathomir Issue #03

—and is actually up and about without seemingly without any medical aid minutes later:

Star Wars: Darth Maul - Son of Dathomir Issue #03

Mace is able to react and continuously block and deflect Darth Sidious's Force lightning from just outside lightsaber striking range:

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Force Powers

Telepathy/Empathy

Telepathy is the power to sense, communicate and manipulate the thoughts of others. Empathy is the power to sense, communicate, and manipulate emotions.

Mace was sent alone to the planet Oosalan and planned to get captured so that he could send a message back to the other Jedi about the exact location of Guattako the Grim and his terrorist organization:

Star Wars: Age of the Republic Special - The Weapon
Star Wars: Age of the Republic Special - The Weapon

Mace uses the Force and senses no malice from a group of creatures:

Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #02
Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #02

Mace connects with the minds of "ghosts" on Ridlay and releases them from Count Dooku's control. The Count had previously taken control of their minds with help from their own hivemind:

Star Wars Adventures Issue #10: Separation Anxiety Part 2

Force Sense

Force Sense is a basic power allowing Force sensitives to sense their surroundings, feel and determine the thoughts or feelings of others, feel ripples in the Force signifying important events, the presence of the dark side, or even sense the future.

When the Jedi Council tested the young Anakin Skywalker, Mace sensed conflict within the youth that made him uneasy despite the young boy passing each test:

Jedi Master Mace Windu tests the young Anakin Skywalker. Mace looks at the rotating images on his viewscreen; Anakin must state what the master sees. Strong in the Force, Anakin's answers are correct, but initially the Jedi Council refuses to train him. Mace senses a conflict within the boy that makes him uneasy.

Source: Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia

Mace senses Anakin Skywalker's pain the night his mother dies:

And there were dark stirrings in the Force: emanations of fear and death. Mace and Yoda could feel Anakin's terrible emotional pain sending queasy reverberations through the Force.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Mace Windu Biography Gallery

Mace senses that the "ghosts" on Ridlay are actually alive and that something is wrong with their minds:

Star Wars Adventures Issue #09: Separation Anxiety Part 1

Force Jump

Force Jump or Leap is the usage of the Force to augment one's jumping ability.

Mace jumps up a good distance to reach the top of a waterfall:

Star Wars Adventures Issue #12: A Small Push

Mace jumps up to slice the legs off at the joint of an Octuptarra tri-droid:

Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #03

Mace has a plasma bridge shut off under him and he starts falling into a chasm. He flips up onto the top off a Separatist troop carrier, jumps out onto a STAP, and forces the battle droid to fly the speeder over and crash into another one, but not before Mace jumps off the speeder and onto solid ground:

The battle droids begin powering down the bridge. Mace uses the Force to carry Stak and Razor safely to the other side, but he's caught in the middle. The bridge dissipates, and the transports fall into the canyon. In a superhuman feat of agility, Mace bounds off their plummeting hulls and uses the Force to leap atop a nearby STAP, using it to propel himself onto the city-side of the crevasse.

Source: Starwars.com, Liberty on Ryloth Episode Gallery
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 21 - Liberty on Ryloth
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 21 - Liberty on Ryloth

Telekinesis

Telekinesis is a common Force ability that affords the user the ability to alter and distort the environment and reality around them.

Mace, while handcuffed, uses the Force to repair his lightsaber that was being held in a box away from him. He then calls it back to him and manages to deflect a few blaster bolts while still handcuffed:

Star Wars: Age of Republic Special - The Weapon

Mace lifts up a young Twi'lek girl from a ledge up to the top off a waterfall:

Star Wars Adventures Issue #12: A Small Push

Mace uses the Force to crush a Destroyer Droid:

Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #02
Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #02

Mace appears to use the Force to move a falling Octuptarra tri-droid away from him:

Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #03
Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #03

Mace takes out two Separatist droids with a lightsaber throw:

Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #03
Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #03

Mace uses the Force to shove the mercenary droid AD-W4 off of him:

Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #05

Mace destroys the head of AD-W4:

Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #05
Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #05

Mace uses the Force to shove a Republic AT-TE walker over a ledge:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 21 - Liberty on Ryloth
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 21 - Liberty on Ryloth

Mace uses the Force to pull a battle droid to him:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 21 - Liberty on Ryloth
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 21 - Liberty on Ryloth

Mace lifts and moves two clone troopers off of a plasma bridge:

The battle droids begin powering down the bridge. Mace uses the Force to carry Stak and Razor safely to the other side, but he's caught in the middle.

Source: Starwars.com, Liberty on Ryloth Episode Gallery
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 21 - Liberty on Ryloth
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 21 - Liberty on Ryloth

Mace lifts up two clone troopers who were hanging on the edge of a cliff:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 21 - Liberty on Ryloth
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 21 - Liberty on Ryloth

Mace knocks down several droids with a Force Push:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 21 - Liberty on Ryloth
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 21 - Liberty on Ryloth

Mace brings a large door down to crush a Separatist tank:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 21 - Liberty on Ryloth
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 21 - Liberty on Ryloth

Shatterpoint

Shatterpoint is the ability to perceive fault lines with the Force.

Mace uses Shatterpoint to easily and carefully break the glass of a Republic walker in order to get the pilot out:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 21 - Liberty on Ryloth
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 21 - Liberty on Ryloth

NOTE: Starwars.com mentions that they intended for this scene to be consistent with his EU talent for finding Shatterpoints. - (Starwars.com, Liberty on Ryloth Trivia Gallery)

Combat Skill Accolades

Mace is regarded as one of the best lightsaber fighters in the Jedi Order and a master of combat techniques that sometimes tread closely to the dark side of the Force:

Regarded as one of the best lightsaber fighters of the Jedi Order, Mace is a master of combat techniques that sometimes trend dangerously close to dark-side practices.

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Ultimate Star Wars

Mace is famous for his skills with a lightsaber:

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The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia

Jedi Knights are superbly trained as warriors, with the members of the Jedi Council being the best in the Order:

Jedi Knights are superbly trained as warriors, and the members of the Jedi Council represent the best of the Order.

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The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia

Mace is known far and wide as one of the Jedi Order's most formidable warriors:

Star Wars: Age of the Republic Special - The Weapon
Star Wars: Age of the Republic Special - The Weapon

Mace Windu is a formidable warrior and a stern judge of character.

Source: Ultimate Star Wars

Jedi Knight Rissa Mano believes Mace Windu is a "top five Jedi Master of all time" and studied his lightsaber technique to use as a foundation for her own:

"I have studied his teachings since I was a youngling. His style of lightsaber combat has been the foundation of my own. He is a top five Jedi Master of all time for sure!"

Source: Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #01

The mercenary droid AD-W4 calls Mace "one of the fiercest warriors in the galaxy" while falsely believing he killed him:

"I have bested one of the fiercest warriors in the galaxy. My price point just skyrocketed."

Source: Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #03

Mace is second only to Master Yoda in lightsaber prowess:

Jedi Master Mace Windu is disciplined, steadfast, and unwavering in his commitment to the Jedi Order. He is second only to Master Yoda in lightsaber prowess, wisdom, and respect among his peers.

Source: The Star Wars Book

Mace is able to deflect Darth Sidious' Force Lightning back at him due to his skill with a lightsaber:

A skilled lightsaber wielder can block Force lightning using their lightsaber's energy blade. In his fight with Darth Sidious at the end of the Clone Wars, Mace Windu uses his lightsaber to save himself from the life-draining effects of the Sith's Force lightning.

Source: Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia

Lightsaber and Combat Feats

Padawan Mace stomps three Gamorreon Guards with just hand-to-hand:

Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #04
Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #04

Mace leads a group of 200 Jedi the Geonosis in order to rescue Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker and Senator Padme Amidala from Naboo. Mace and the Jedi face a combined force of Separatists battle droids and Geonosian soldiers and are eventually overwhelmed:

Alarmed by the captives' plight and the news of a massive Separatist buildup, the Jedi launch a two-pronged rescue mission. First, Mace Windu gathers a squad of 200 Jedi to fly to Geonosis and slip into the execution arena. At Mace's signal, the Jedi ignite their lightsabers while Mace faces off against Count Dooku inside Poggle the Lesser's viewing platform. Any hope that the standoff might end without bloodshed vanishes when bounty hunter Jango Fett springs into action to defend Dooku. Geonosian warriors follow Fett's lead, and soon the stands erupt in chaos as the Jedi defend against their insectoid attackers. Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Padme join the struggle as the battle spills onto the arena floor, where Mace beheads Jango Fett with his lightsaber.

Source: Ultimate Star Wars

Mace Windu interrupts the gruesome spectacle, revealing the presence of hundreds of Jedi Knights in the viewing stands. The Jedi Master hopes to force Count Dooku's surrender. but instead the arena explodes into conflict. Geonosian warriors are joined by battle droids, putting the outnumbered Jedi on the defensive. In a one-on-one showdown, Mace Windu strikes down bounty hunter Jango Fett, but the tide turns in favor of the Separatists.

Source: Ultimate Star Wars

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Mace cuts off the head of notorious bounty hunter Jango Fett. Fett first joined the melee of the Petranaaki Arena as Mace was trying to deal with a wild reek on the loose. The reek ended up charging Jango, running him over and damaging his jetpack. This made it easy for Mace to run up, block his shots, and behead him with a swing:

He faces off against Dooku's agent Jango Fett in the Geonosian execution arena and beheads the bounty hunter with one swipe of his lightsaber.

Source: Ultimate Star Wars

Jango defended Dooku during the battle with the Jedi, but proved no match for Mace Windu, who struck off his head with one swing of his amethyst-bladed lightsaber.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Jango Fett

Jango then rocketed into the arena to battle the invaders. But the bounty hunter found himself in over his head—he was nearly trampled by a rampaging reek, then confronted by Mace Windu. As Boba watched in horror, Windu calmly deflected Jango's blaster shots and severed the hunter's helmeted head with one slash of his lightsaber.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Jango Fett Biography Gallery

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Mace deflects blaster fire from Destroyer Droids and B-1 Battle Droids piloting STAPs before jumping and eventually commandeering one of these STAPs for himself. He then drives and throws it at a cliff to take out more droids, jumps and lands on the cliff, and then crushes a Destroyer Droid with the Force:

Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #02

Mace fights and quickly kicks down the mercenary droid AD-W4:

Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #02

Mace and Jedi Knight Rissa Man take down at least three Octuptarra tri-droids:

Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #03

Mace fights and defeats Jedi Knight Prosset Tibs. Prosset was ready and willing to kill Mace while the Jedi Master wanted him to surrender. Mace finishes the fight by knocking Prosset down with the Force and taking his lightsaber away:

Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #03/#04

Mace duels the mercenary droid AD-W4 again and disarms him early on before being taken by surprise and knocked to the ground. He takes a few hits and then Force pushes the droid off of him and into a wall, leaving him open for Mace to stab him with his lightsaber:

Star Wars: Mace Windu Issue #05

Mace duels and defeats Count Dooku. Dooku starts off well by landing a Force Push against Mace, but the Jedi withstands the blast and after a few more blade exchanges lands a Force Push of his own that sends the Count flying. Dooku then retreats after recovering from the Force attack:

Star Wars Adventures Issue #09/#10: Separation Anxiety Part 1/2

Mace helped spar with Jedi Knight Depa Billaba in order to get her back in physical shape after waking up from her coma:

Star Wars: Kanan Issue #07

Mace and Jedi Knight Aayla Secura briefly fight the Sith Lord Darth Maul, but the duel is interrupted by a rocket from a Death Watch member, knocking out Mace and Aayla and allowing Maul to escape:

Star Wars: Darth Maul - Son of Dathomir Issue #03

Mace duels and disarms Darth Sidious:

Mace Windu arranged a posse of Jedi Masters to confront Darth Sidious and arrest him. The Sith Lord did not go willingly, springing into action and killing three Jedi Masters before engaging Windu in an intense lightsaber duel. Mace cornered Sidious, and the Sith Lord unleashed torrents of dark Force lightning at his opponent, some of which were deflected back at Sidious, forever scarring his face.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Darth Sidious Biography Gallery

Master Windu ordered Anakin to remain behind in the Temple, while he and a hand-picked team set out to apprehend the chancellor for his crimes. Mace Windu arrived in Palpatine's offices and announced his arrest. Palpatine scoffed at the news that the Senate would determine his fate, and with a roar of "I am the Senate," he ignited a red-bladed lightsaber.

Before the Jedi could react, Palpatine sprang into action and killed all of them except Mace Windu. Anakin, tormented by the thought that the ability to save Padme might be lost with Palpatine, traveled to the chancellor's office and burst in as Mace Windu pointed his lightsaber at Palpatine's heart.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Palpatine Biography Gallery

The Jedi Order will take stewardship of the Republic with the Chancellor out of commission. Confronted by this truth, Palpatine calls the Jedi traitors. Mace and a trio of Jedi Masters ignite their blades, placing Palpatine under arrest.

Palpatine does not go lightly. From his sleeve, he produces a scarlet-bladed lightsaber. He leaps into combat fueled by the power of the dark side. The Sith Lord quickly kills three of the Jedi Masters, and engages in a heated duel with the powerful Mace Windu.

Windu disarms Palpatine, and forces the Sith Lord into the corner of his spacious office window.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith Story Gallery

After a failed arrest attempt, Mace Windu battled Supreme Chancellor Palpatine after the latter was revealed to be the mysterious Sith Lord, Darth Sidious. While Windu took the upper-hand, an interruption from Anakin Skywalker turned the tide and allowed Palpatine to destroy the revered Jedi Master.

Source: 2018-19 Topps Star Wars Galactic Moments Countdown to Episode 9 #96 Darth Sidious Kills Mace Windu

Following the Battle of Coruscant, Mace receives news that Supreme Chancellor Palpatine is actually the Sith Lord behind the recent turmoil across the galaxy. Mace selects a small squad of Jedi—Agen Kolar, Kit Fisto, and Saesee Tiin—to arrest the Chancellor, but they die when Palpatine fights back. Mace seems to be winning until Anakin suddenly intervenes and cuts off the Jedi Master's hand. Palpatine seals Mace's fate with a blast of Force lightning, sending him through the window to his death.

Source: Ultimate Star Wars

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

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Knights of Ren Respect Thread

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The Knights of Ren are Kylo Ren's enforcers and even a sort of personal strike force. They are all Force sensitive and skilled warriors, wielding a variety of weapons designed for both close and ranged combat. Although they are skilled warriors, they were unfortunately one of the many underwhelming and even unused concepts that plagued the Star Wars sequel trilogy. This thread will be less of a thread for you to "respect" them but rather a thread where we can compile all of the feats and statements they have in Canon sources for people to judge for themselves whether or not they're just glorified fodder or some of the most skilled beings in Star Wars.

This thread will be divided into the following categories:

  • Accolades
  • Members
  • Force Powers
  • Weapons and Equipment
  • Combat

NOTE: This will not include their previous leader, Ren. He already has an RT and I'll link it here - link.

Accolades

The Knights of Ren are all elite and fearsome warriors:

An enclave of masked warriors wielding distinct weapons for ranged and close­quarter combat, the Knights of Ren are elite, fearsome enforcers of Kylo Ren's dark will.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Knights of Ren

The Knights of Ren are described as a "vicious band of warriors":

The Knights of Ren travel aboard a converted dungeon ship with crudely modified engines that spew noxious smoke – a perfect headquarters for the vicious band of warriors that travel within its ominous black-steeled hull.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Night Buzzard

The Knights of Ren are a "force to be reckoned with" and considered "powerful followers" by Snoke:

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-- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

The Knights of Ren would have been perfect stock for Imperial Inquisitors in past generations:

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-- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

NOTE: This does not mean the Knights are already Inquisitor level. The only way this point makes senses is if there's a singular, all-encompassing and stated level as to what a standard "Inquisitor" is. Since there are clear levels to the Inquisitors, with the most skilled one being the Grand Inquisitor that was personally selected by Emperor Palpatine himself, simply being perfect stock that needs to be "tamed" doesn't automatically equate to being on the same level as trained Inquisitors. And we know they were trained because Palpatine Told Darth Vader that they had much to learn when he first met the Inquisitors and were then seen being trained by Darth Vader himself in the very next issue.

Supreme Leader Kylo Ren looks to the Knights of Ren as his own equivalent of Snoke's Praetorian Guards:

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-- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

According to Ren, the previous leader of the Knights before Kylo, a sort of prerequisite to joining is that you have to be Force sensitive:

Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 1
Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 1

Snoke tells Ben Solo that the Knights of Ren are always seeking powerful people to join their ranks and that if Ben is trying to find them in order to learn from them, he would need to join their ranks or die, suggesting that if Jedi-trainee Ben Solo didn't impressive the Knights of Ren enough to join then they would be able to kill him:

Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 2
Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 2

The opening crawl for the Rise of Kylo Ren comic claims that the Knights of Ren are "legendary outlaws":

Ben Solo left the Jedi Temple in flames after striking down his master, Luke Skywalker, and fled to the one person in the galaxy he can trust...a man named Snoke. Ben believes that his path forward...the path to becoming his true self...lies with the fables Knights of Ren. But before he could rendezvous with the legendary outlaws, three surviving Jedi students caught up the Ben, intent on finishing their earlier battle....

Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 3
Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 3

Members

Ap'lek

Ap'lek is one of the Knights of Ren who revels in deception. As a strategist, he employs feints, misdirection, trickery, and stealth to trap and outmaneuver an opponent. His skills in the Force allow him to see through smokescreens which aids him well due to the smoke dispenser he carries with him:

A cunning strategist, Ap’lek enjoys using trickery and stealth to outmaneuver his foes, before cornering them and finishing them off with a blow from his massive vibro-ax, once the weapon of a Mandalorian executioner.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Ap'lek
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-- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

Cardo

Cardo is the best armorer of the Knights of Ren, even repairing his fellow Knights' gear after missions, and likes to leave wide swathes of destruction in his wake. His arm cannon can fire explosive charges over 200 meters, he carries concussion grenades in a chest strap, and he wears a flame-resistant cloak:

Cardo is a walking arsenal, using a powerful customized arm cannon to spray death and destruction at the Knights of Ren’s targets. His years of tinkering with weapons have made him a skilled armorer, and he repairs his fellow Knights’ gear after their missions.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Cardo
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-- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

Kuruk

As the sniper of the Knights, Kuruk is the most solitary and the most likely to stay behind at a high vantage point to cover an assault with his precise marksmanship. He carries no bladed weaponry and uses a blaster with three variants, allowing his Force-enhanced aim to protect him and his allies:

A gifted sniper, Kuruk is the most solitary of the Knights of Ren, preferring to cover the group’s assaults from a carefully chosen vantage point above the battlefield. He also serves as pilot of the Night Buzzard.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Kuruk
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-- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

Trudgen

Trudgen collects trophies after each battle and adds to his weapons and armor from each victory. His helmet being that of a Death Trooper implies that he fought and bested one in the past, a remarkable achievement. His main weapon is a large vibrocleaver but he does carry a second, smaller weapon:

A collector of grim trophies, Trudgen fights with a massive vibrocleaver made even more deadly by embedded ultrasonic conductors. His hodgepodge armor and helmet are a personalized record of enemies he has defeated.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Trudgen
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-- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

Ushar

Ushar likes to test the mettle of his victims, with those who whimper receiving slow punishment and those who fight back are to be lauded. Ushar's main weapon is a large war club but he is also armed with three thermal detonators and a vibromachete:

Ushar enjoys testing opponents’ mettle, giving those he deems worthy the honor of a quick death. His weapon of choice is a brutal war club enhanced with a concussion-field generator. While Ushar’s origins remain mysterious, his helmet’s breathing tubes suggest he comes from some species other than humanity.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Ushar
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-- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

Vicrul

Vicrul is the harvester, as each person who falls to his weapons augments his power. Vicrul likes to eliminate his targets at close range but keeps a blaster on him for long range if needed. He can use the Force to heighten his reflexes and magnify his opponent's fear:

A powerful but untrained user of the dark side of the Force, Vicrul sees himself as a harvester, using his vicious ultrasonic scythe to cut down enemies and take their souls to augment his own power.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Vicrul
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-- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

Force Power

Luke Skywalker and a young Ben Solo feel cold in the presence of the Knights of Ren:

Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 2

Vicrul is considered powerful despite not being thoroughly trained in the dark side of the Force:

A powerful but untrained user of the dark side of the Force, Vicrul sees himself as a harvester, using his vicious ultrasonic scythe to cut down enemies and take their souls to augment his own power.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Vicrul

Limitations

Although they are all skilled and dangerous warriors, Luke Skywalker tells the Knights that they are clumsy and untrained, using the dark side like a hammer:

Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 2
Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 2

This unfortunately isn't the only time this is mentioned, as even after this moment in the timeline members such as Vicrul are stated as "powerful though untrained in the ways of the dark side" by StarWars.com:

A powerful but untrained user of the dark side of the Force, Vicrul sees himself as a harvester, using his vicious ultrasonic scythe to cut down enemies and take their souls to augment his own power.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Vicrul

And his entry in the Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary echoes this and tells us he has a "lack of Force-training" and that his abilities come "unbidden and uncontrolled" due to his "latent Force abilities":

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-- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

Another Knight of Ren, Ap'leck, has his Force powers described as nascent, meaning "just coming into existence", "beginning to display signs of future potential":

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-- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

Weapons and Equipment

Each member of the Knights of Ren has a unique weapon that shows their preference in tactics and combat. All of the gear is custom and is either built from scratch or modified after being captured:

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-- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

The Knights of Ren all cover their faces with masks in order to make themselves appear more terrifying and intimidating to their enemies:

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-- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

The vibro-ax and war club wielded by Ap'lek and Ushar, despite being the group's most primitive weapons, have received technological upgrades. With the flick of a switch, Ushar's war club can build up a concussion charge in a kinetite generator which can then be released as a sudden shockwave. Ap'lek's Mandalorian ax becomes a conduit for ultrasonic energy and vibrates its sharpened edge to enhance its cutting power to go through armor and bone:

Once the property of a feared Mandalorian executioner, Ap’lek’s vibro-ax is now an emblem of the Knights of Ren. Ultrasonic transmission plates vibrate the ax’s blades to give them even greater cutting power.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Ap'lek's vibro-ax

A brutishly simple and effective weapon, Ushar’s war club is a studded length of metal topped with a pommel that can store and then unleash kinetic energy in a deadly concussive wave.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Ushar's war club

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-- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

The specifics for the Mandalorian ax and the war club can all be seen here below:

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-- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

The ranged weapons of the Knights of Ren are also heavily customized and modified as well. The blasters used by Vicrul and Cardo could be considered standard issue but are modified so they can more quickly and dangerously expend their ammunition. Kuruk has a rifle with three firing modes across two barrels, including a pump-action plasma bolt launcher that feeds specialized ammo into the larger firing chamber. Cardo has an over-powered arm cannon that turns him into a one-man heavy turret:

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-- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

Cardo's arm cannon is detailed below. The uppermost barrel is a rapid-fire repeating laser cannon. The same channel can also launch plasma bolts that are hand-fed into a receiver. A separate trigger primes the bolt so that the next trigger-pull releases it, and the lower barrel is a flammable gel projector:

This customized weapon makes Cardo a walking arsenal, combining a wide-bore flamethrower with a repeating laser cannon that can also launch plasma bolts. It’s the perfect weapon for its bearer, who likes nothing better than to unleash destruction against all enemies in range.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Cardo's arm cannon
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-- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

Here's the blaster that Vicrul and Cardo use:

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-- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

Kuruk's blaster rifle is shown below and is the weapon that is the most ideal for sniping:

Kuruk’s customized weapon is ideal for sniping, as befits the best marksman of the Knights of Ren. It can also deliver plasma bolts through a pump-action launcher, and has a rapid-fire mode for close-quarters combat.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Kuruk's blaster rifle
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-- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

Vicrul and Trudgen use bladed weapons which both feature vibro-tech setting that increase their lethality such that even glancing hits can produce deadly lacerations. The blades themselves are made of crucible steel impregnated with phrik or beskar filaments, making them incredibly strong. A lightsaber can cut through these weapons but will require a greater application of pressure to do so:

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-- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

Vicrul's scythe is detailed below:

Made of tough steel shot through with phrik and beskar, Vicrul’s trademark scythe channels vibrosonic energy to make it more lethal in combat. The “harvester” of the Knights of Ren also carries a blaster pistol for long-distance battles.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Vicrul's scythe
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-- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

Trudgen's vibrocleaver is detailed below:

Trudgen’s massive vibrocleaver is an intimidating weapon even before its wielder activates its ultrasonic capabilities. Trudgen often carries his great blade propped on one shoulder, a promise of devastation that reduces his enemies to quaking fear.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Trudgen's vibrocleaver
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-- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

The Knights of Ren traveled in their own personal ship called the Night Buzzard. It was a customized ship that started as a dungeon ship from a penal world in the Unknown Regions. The ship has modified engines but they now spew thick, noxious smoke:

The Knights of Ren travel aboard a converted dungeon ship with crudely modified engines that spew noxious smoke – a perfect headquarters for the vicious band of warriors that travel within its ominous black-steeled hull.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Night Buzzard
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Combat

Snoke has said that the Knights of Ren will do whatever it takes to survive or triumph:

Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 4
Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 4

The Knights of Ren in the past had fought and defeated several dozen members of a planet's sector security. We don't actually see the fight happen but we know the Knights arrived to help two men and then promptly defeated all the sector forces in the area:

Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 1

The Knights of Ren fight and defeat several armed miners and are able to exchange blows with Voe, a Jedi trainee who was instructed by Luke Skywalker:

Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 4

The Knights of Ren all but stomp Ben Solo on Exegol when he's armed with a blaster. Although they would later all be swiftly defeated after he armed himself with a lightsaber, the novelization of the movie tells us that he had no chance of winning without his lightsaber:

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Taiyo Asano Respect Thread - Part 2

"I never thought that I was in the right. I don't even care if what you're doing is wrong. I just want to get Mutsumi back!"

Taiyo Asano is the main character in the manga series Mission: Yozakura Family. Taiyo is an average high school student who is afraid to get close to people because a car accident in his past killed his father, mother, and brother. He learns to deal with this when he is forced to marry his childhood friend Mutsumi Yozakura after her brother aims to kill him. The Yozakura family is a family of spies and the older brother, Kyoichiro, got word that someone close to Mutsumi will try to target her and take her life. The other Yozakura siblings all come together and figure out a plan to save Taiyo, which had him marry Mutsumi because the family has a rule of "no killing family members". After Taiyo agreed to the plan, he was trained by the family to become a top-rated spy in order to protect Mutsumi from any and all dangers that would come for her in the future.

This thread will be divided into the following categories:

  • Durability/Endurance
  • Weapons
  • Gear

Link to Part 1 will be here - link.

Durability/Endurance

(Ch. 01) Before his spy training, Taiyo tried to reach out and grab a ring thrown at him but had his hands tied up with Kyoichiro's Steel Spider weapons, which could cut through a glass like a knife through butter, but closes his fist and then drags his hand out, all the while cutting up and slicing his hand:

(Ch. 05) Taiyo has trained to dislocate his shoulders in case he needs to fit into really tight spaces and does so in order to shimmy through a small vent:

(Ch. 10) Taiyo is shot through the leg by a sniper but doesn't cry out in pain:

(Ch. 16) Taiyo has the tendons in both of his shoulders cut by bladed yo-yo's and is still able to raise his arm to block another yo-yo attack on his forearm, which was actually part of his plan to help him hit his opponent by running his electrical discharge gun Yae through the string:

(Ch. 17) Taiyo is able to block a soccer ball kicked by Asuka Hatoda, who was wearing one of his inventions called the Soccer Shoes--Hawk's Claw, which could launch a soccer ball fast and powerful enough to blow right by Taiyo and break through a tree trunk. Asuka tells Taiyo that if he attempts to block it it'll break all the bones in his body, but Taiyo is able to catch the ball and block it while keeping himself rooted in place:

(Ch. 23) I'm not sure how, but Taiyo is able to survive a bomb strong enough to blow up the large truck he was traveling in:

(Ch. 24) Taiyo is knocked back by the Trio of spies Red, Blue, and Yellow:

(Ch. 25) Taiyo is stabbed in the stomach by a knife but is able to shake it off and then fight afterwards:

(Ch. 27) Taiyo is able to endure electrical shocks and then protect himself and Ayaka from a small explosion as he was holding a large battery:

(Ch. 33) Taiyo is smacked away by Nanao as he starts transforming back into his larger form:

(Ch. 34) More of a stamina feat than Durability or Endurance, but Taiyo is able to run at full speed for an hour, maxing at out 100 kilometers an hour at the end:

(Ch. 35) Taiyo is fine after having a tablet explode as he was holding it:

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(Ch. 36) Taiyo is able to endure having 480 total kilograms stacked on his thighs for an unknown amount of time and then has another 50 kg piled on top as his older brother Kyoichiro presses down. The total weight starts to crack the floor beneath Taiyo but he is able to endure it for an for a short time even after that:

(Ch. 37) Taiyo is smacked by Goliath into the ground hard enough to crack it:

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(Ch. 37) Taiyo is able to endure being dragged behind Goliath for five hours as he gets out of the house to stretch and exercise. Goliath can keep pace with a bullet train moving at 230 kilometers per hour, scale a 300 meter skyscraper, and run fast enough to run on the surface of a lake. Goliath covers a total of 1,000 kilometers with Taiyo being able to hold on to his leash behind him:

(Ch. 37) Immediately after, Taiyo is able to shield Goliath, Mutsumi, and a child from a bomb:

(Ch. 42) Taiyo is fine after a torpedo is launched at and explodes the small boat he is on:

(Ch. 42) Taiyo is fine after being tossed into the distance and landing in the ocean:

(Ch. 42) Taiyo had to swim 1,000 kilometers to get back home from where he was in the ocean:

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(Ch. 43) Taiyo is able to stay in a bath with the water temperature reaching 100 degrees Celsius for an hour:

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(Ch. 43) Taiyo is struck in the chest by an inmate's knee who was strong enough to just punch a hole into a wall:

(Ch. 44) Taiyo is fine after being punched into a wall by a spring boxing glove:

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(Ch. 44) Taiyo is hit in the chin by what looks like a puck after it was thrown out a window and falls several stories into a pool:

(Ch. 44) Taiyo is knocked back by Nohmen's punch even after getting his arms up to block it:

(Ch. 44/45) Taiyo is punched into a wall by Nohmen after he powered up with Cherry Blossom Leaf Hazakura, an artificial doping agent that mimics someinine from the Yozakura blood:

Post Someinine

Feats after this will be when Taiyo is now empowered by the Yozakura blood and enhanced by the protein someinine.

(Ch. 56) Taiyo is thrown into a train car's wall by Hakuja's hair, which was just constricting him and is sharp and strong enough to cut the connector between train cars:

(Ch. 56) Taiyo is fine after being knocked back from the shockwave of Yae being blocked:

(Ch. 57) Taiyo is struck in the head by Hakuja's hair hard enough to draw blood:

(Ch. 58) Taiyo is struck by Hakuja's hair hard enough to break through a train car's roof:

(Ch. 58) As Taiyo is in danger of being overwhelmed by the someinine in his body after experiencing too many powerful emotions, he slashes his thigh with Rain in a technique called Blood Letting. This releases the the extra someinine by effectively letting Taiyo bleed out in a way, before he wraps his leg up with his Rope Man Belt:

(Ch. 59) Taiyo is slashed in the back by Ai:

Poison Resistance

(Ch. 08) Thanks to Taiyo's poison resistance he received from the Yozakura family training, he is able to resist the effects of the Lily of the Valley poison, which is Hanawa's own personal organic blend of poisonous plants, which consist of water lily, hydrangea, violet, azalea, and red spider lily. The effects are usually immediate, but Taiyo is able to resist them for a time in order to fight someone, and is even able to resist them even more to engage someone again and punch him off a bridge.

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(Ch. 33) Taiyo is bitten and stung by the animals of his school's biology club, many of which are poisonous, but he sees it as good training against them and recovers from the swelling not long after:

Weapons

Yae

(Ch. 06) Taiyo has a self-defense gun called Yae that can shoot a maximum of 8 million volts:

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(Ch. 24) Yae has an output that functions in proportion to its power and range, and would hit anything within a two-meter radius at this distance:

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(Ch. 56) Because it is an electric gun, Yae has very little recoil:

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(Ch. 06) Taiyo uses Yae to short circuit enemy walkie talkies:

(Ch. 14) Taiyo uses Yae to knock out a couple that was shooting up a restaurant in an amusement park:

(Ch. 15) Taiyo uses Yae to shoot a guy out of a window to make him fall off his school building:

(Ch. 55) Taiyo can use Turbulent Cherry Blossom, a Yozakura Yae technique, to sweep the gun across his body and hit several horizontal targets. He does this to shoot out every window on a train car in order to air it out and release the poisonous gas that was inside:

(Ch. 78) Taiyo had Yae upgraded with a longer barrel and more power, First Yae: Clear Skies - Upgraded. This gun shot out a powerful electrical blast but we don't get to see the damage because Kawashita nullifies it:

Second Yae: Rain

(Ch. 56) Second Yae: Rain is the second configuration for Yae. Shinzo improved it for Taiyo and it is now able to draw and extend a sword from the gun's barrel:

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(Ch. 58) Taiyo uses Second Yae to slice through Hakuja's hair using the Ancient Yozakura Sword Technique Amaterasu. Second Yae's electric current flowed through Taiyo's body and increased the conductivity of someinine in him, allowing for him to make a very precise and fast kill shot. His current level only allows him to do one and he also saves Hakuja by not targeting her but only her hair:

Battle Knife

(Ch. 24) Taiyo uses Battle Knives made by his brother Shinzo. These blades have indentations on the blade wear you can put poison in to make them more effective:

(Ch. 25) On missions where Taiyo will use poison on his blades, he'll usually carry an antidote with him. When he has his own knife stabbed into him by an enemy, he has the antidote to the muscle relaxant poison embedded in his tooth:

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Hundred Merit Knife

(Ch. 42) Taiyo has a knife made by his brother Shinzo that can be transformed to be used in 100 different ways. Taiyo uses one of these ways open an outer shell on a torpedo:

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Gear

Yozakura Loungewear

(Ch. 06) Taiyo wears a Yozakura Loungewear outfit for infiltration purposes and it is blade resistant, bullet-proof, super light weight, and machine-washable. He is able to stop a knife slashing at him on his forearm:

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Artificial Skin Armor

(Ch. 25) Taiyo uses his bother's Artificial Skin Armor. This armor is strong enough to shatter a knife when blocking a stab:

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Rope Man Belt

(Ch. 04) Taiyo has a belt buckle called the Rope Man Belt that houses a cable inside that has a 500 kilogram maximum load and a 50 meter maximum length that he can use to help scale walls:

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(Ch. 24) The wire from the Rope Man Belt is made of iron and carbon fibers:

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(Ch. 08) Taiyo is able to use the wire from his Rope Man Belt to close a large slash wound across his chest to prevent further blood loss:

Super Young Gray Hair

(Ch. 04) Taiyo has fake piece of hair called a Super Young Gray Hair that is made of shape memory resin that is easily hidden in his hair. He uses it to slip into a window and unlock it from the inside:

Needle

(Ch. 05) Taiyu has a small needle hidden under a small patch of fake skin that he can use to free himself from being handcuffed to a chair:

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Water Catcher

(Ch. 09) Taiyo has a water balloon embedded in his throat and this helps him to catch water that had a truth serum in it after it was forced down his throat:

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Blood Splatter Ball

(Ch. 22/23) Taiyo is able to use a Blood Splatter Ball to make it seem as if he had been shot in the head when in reality he had dodged the bullet at the at the last possible second:

Jamming Gum

(Ch. 25) On one mission, Taiyo used his brother Shinzo's Jamming Gum, a gooey substance that is able to jam a gun barrel after being applied to it:

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Steel Spider

(Ch. 25) On one mission, Taiyo used a small amount of his older brother Kyoichiro's Steel Spider wire. He used this wire to wrap up and slice a gun that was brought out in an attempt to surprise him:

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Shion Magnifying Lens

(Ch. 39) Taiyo can have access to Shion Magnifying Glasses, which look like a normal pair of sunglasses. They can act as magnifying glasses, have night vision, and won't break if you sit on them:

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Gecko Gloves

(Ch. 44) Taiyo has access to Gecko Gloves, a large pair of gloves that look like an animal's and have tiny micro hairs that will stick to any object. Taiyo uses these to scale the side of a hotel:

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Goldar Respect Thread (Comics)

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This is going to be more of a feat collection for Goldar because I'm making this solely for the Power Rangers' sake. Goldar is a really skilled individual, despite his constant losses and retreats, and is a physical powerhouse. The Rangers all have superhuman stats but Goldar is able to fight with them without any trouble every time he is sent down to earth by Rita Repulsa. This thread will only cover his showings and feats in the BOOM! comics reboot of the series and will be a direct companion to my other Ranger Respect Threads.

This thread will be divided into the following categories:

  • Equipment
  • Speed
  • Strength
  • Durability
  • Skill

Equipment

Speed

Strength

Durability

Skill

  • Goldar comes from a race that values strength above all else and has a reputation as being the most aggressive in the universe. Warriors of his race enter their first battle with nothing and only gain weapons from defeated enemies and only get one piece of armor for each battle. Goldar is one of the elite warriors working for Lord Zedd and recognized as one of the strongest warriors of his race. - (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Lost Chronicles, Only the Strong)
  • Goldar’s brother Silverback calls him and Goldar the greatest warriors in Lord Zedd’s employ. - (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Lost Chronicles, Only the Strong)
  • In the past, Goldar helped to take over a planet for Rita and she tells him that he is as merciless as Montaur ever was. - (Go Go Power Rangers Issue #08)

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MMPR Billy Cranston Respect Thread (Comics)

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This will be my Respect Thread for Billy Cranston, the original Blue Power Ranger and will be the version from the new 2016 and beyond comic series, which can be viewed as a reboot. Much of the same character backstory is the same with Billy joining Jason, Zack, Trini, and Kimberly as the teenagers with attitude that Zordon picked to be his Power Rangers. The team eventually fights Rita's Green Ranger Tommy Oliver but they manage to break her spell over him and convince him to join their team. At this point, however, the story in the comic and the story in the TV show take different turns.

This thread will be divided into the following categories:

  • Equipment
  • Skill
  • Speed
  • Strength
  • Durability
  • Intelligence

Feats marked with a "*" happened during a crossover.

Equipment

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Blade Blaster

  • A weapon that can be used normally as a blaster and then after folding out a blade, can be used as a melee weapon. Billy uses this alongside Trini to temporarily stun a large monster. - (Go Go Power Rangers Issue #04)

Power Lance

Helmet

Communicator

  • Billy upgraded the team/s communicator to allow him to communicate with the other Rangers wherever they are and to allow them to teleport wherever they want instead of just to and from the command center. - (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Issue #10)

Teleporter

Skill

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Speed

Strength

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Durability

Intelligence

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Beilert Valance Respect Thread (Canon)

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Beilert Valance was a human male bounty hunter. Born into slavery on the planet Chorin, Valance became a miner like his father before him. He later left his homeworld and joined the Galactic Empire, who gave him the designation of Cadet 404-913. Valance served alongside Han Solo as a cadet at Carida Academy, the Imperial Naval Academy on the planet Carida. While covering bombers during a battle on Qhulosk, Valance was shot down, leaving him with several permanent injuries. After being rescued by his fellow cadets, Valance enlisted for the infantry and was deployed to Mimban, where he was severely injured in the ensuing battle. The Empire repaired Valance's body with extensive cybernetics, but he was discharged from service. Valance later became a bounty hunter after failing to protect his homeworld from raiders. He was mentored by Nakano Lash, who betrayed him during a mission on Corellia. Valance later resorted to breaking the Bounty Hunter Code by stealing bounties from other hunters. - SW Wiki

This thread will be divided into the following categories:

  • Accolades
  • Physicals
  • Gear/Equipment
  • Body Modifications

Accolades

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Physicals

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Strength

Speed

Durability/Endurance

  • Before his upgrades, Valance survives being shot by three stormtroopers long enough to be fixed up and upgraded. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #02)
  • Valance is hit in the chest by a blaster bolt that Darth Vader ricocheted off his lightsaber. - (Star Wars: Target Vader Issue #04)
  • Valance was tortured for days by an interrogation droid and was given "every trick" the interrogator knew but didn't give them any information. He was then interrogated with the Force by Darth Vader and still doesn't spill anything to the Sith Lord. - (Star Wars: Target Vader Issue #05)
  • Valance breaks his left arm off to pull it out of binders and then smashes that into a console to free the rest of his body. - (Star Wars: Target Vader Issue #05)
  • Valance is punched four times, three in the face and all strong enough to draw blood, but appears to shrug it off. - (Star Wars: Target Vader Issue #06)
  • Valance is shot in the left side of the face and has the synthflesh peeled from the attack. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #01)
  • Valance is thrown by an explosion and crashes into a stone structure but keeps his wits and consciousness. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #03)
  • Valance brawls with Bossk and in the skirmish he takes a slash from Bossk's claws to this face, gets kicked in the stomach, stabbed in his right shoulder right in the nerve circuits, and kicked in the stomach again. Bossk is strong enough to win a grapple with the Wookie Black Krrsantan for reference. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #03)
  • Valance is shocked by a restraining bolt and is able to push through the damage to remain conscious afterwards. It could have been a low shock though since Tonga seemed to be making a point with shocking him. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #04)
  • Valance is fine with a nexu cub biting into his right arm and knocking him back through a wall. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #04)
  • Valance has his face sliced by two small blades in Bob Fett's boot, is punched in the chin by Fett when he uses his jetpack to fly up from a ledge, and then endures being shocked by Fett's bioenergy disruptor fibercord. He is down and in pain but recovers in a few moments to catch up to Fett. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #05)
  • In the past, Valance was able to withstand a headbutt from Boba Fett's helmet. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #05)
  • Valance takes a shot from Boba Fett's flamethrower at near point-blank range and is able to withstand the blast to get up just seconds later. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #05)
  • When Valance was injured on Mimban and scorched on the battlefield, his injuries were so severe that the medical staff and droid said it would have been better for him to have died on the battlefield and that they were shocked how he was alive at all. They then say that he was keeping himself alive through sheer force of will alone. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #06)
  • Valance is thrown by a large alien, punched in the face, and stabbed in the shoulder with a knife and isn't bothered that much by it. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #06)
  • Valance is whacked in the head by the butt of 4-Lom's rifle and is then stabbed in the chest by Zuckuss's sonic immobilizer but powers through it and pulls it out. He then briefly fights Zuckuss and escapes, staying conscious long enough to fly to another planet before he starting losing consciousness from the blood loss. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #06)
  • Valance is smacked in the head by 4-Lom's rifle, picked up and thrown into a wall, then has his head pushed up against the same wall before he fires off both of his Palm Blaster in what looks like a contained blast that only opens up 4-Lom's chest chassis. This allows him to stab his vibroblade into his inner circuits and defeat the droid. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #07)
  • Valance shrugs off having a shock staff-like weapon stabbed into his shoulder. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #12)
  • Valance is kicked in the gut and falls off a balcony to a floor below and shrugs it off. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #12)
  • Valance is thrown a far distance by Chewbacca but is fine afterwards. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #13)
  • Valance is pierced in the shoulder by either a thrown or shot lance-like weapon. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #13)
  • Valance blocks the explosion of a Thermal Detonator with his hands. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #15)
  • Valance uses his grappling hook to save himself but goes swinging through a window and crashes onto a table. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #15)

Stamina

  • As an Imperial Cadet, Valance trained in carrying a heavy pack of gear and traversing various terrain. He was also part of Han Solo's group that was ordered to run up a mountain twice with their gear for Han Solo speaking out against the training. In case there's any confusion, Han leaves the group that went on the run to try and escape in the last scan. - (Star Wars: Han Solo - Imperial Cadet Issue #01)
  • When Valance was injured on Mimban and scorched on the battlefield, his injuries were so severe that the medical staff and droid said it would have been better for him to have died on the battlefield and that they were shocked how he was alive at all. They then say that he was keeping himself alive through sheer force of will alone. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #06)

Skill

  • Despite starting the fight getting shot in the shoulder, Valance is able to outfight Tasu Leech, a child prodigy who is already the best pit fighter to come out of Nar Kanji. Valance immediately dodges a blaster bolt and shoots Leech's blaster out of his hand with his Palm Blaster. Leech then engages Valance with a pair of knives that Valance is able to evade before grabbing a protocol droid from behind him and swinging it around front in time to block a pair of strikes. Valance then swings the droid at Leech and knocks him back, before taking a punch and flooring the youth with a headbutt. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #08)
    • Tasu Leech was able to quickly defeat a large opponent in the fighting pits of Nar Kanji, and we see him receive a trophy afterwards, suggesting that he had to fight through at least a few opponents in order to win. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #15)
  • Before his cybernetics and during his time in the Empire, Valance crashed his TIE fighter and had to immediately fight off a group of three Qhuloskians, who are regarded as "viscous fighters" in Imperial intel. Valance makes use of a metal pipe and an electrical cable from his fighter, even after getting slashed in the eye by a knife. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #08/09)

Gear/Equipment

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Blaster Pistol

Sniper

Shinbone Blade

  • Hidden compartment within artificial tibia conceals beskar-forged dagger. Mechanism is pressure-activated and disconnected from Valance's electronic systems, making the blade an effective last resort should his cyborg systems be otherwise incapacitated. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #03)

Thermal Detonator

Medpac

  • Specialized medpac includes injectable vials of bacta, adrenal strength, alacrity and stamina boosters and spare rechargeable power cells. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #03)

Nutrition Supply

  • Food and energy capsules: A combination of nutrients and medicines to keep the few remaining human organs functioning; some are flavored despite the limited ability to taste (due to neuro damage) as a reminder of what Beilert once enjoyed. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #03)

Body Modifications

Beilert Valance has had many upgrades to his body over the years after his accident and has turned himself into a waling weapon and almost the Terminator of the Canon Star Wars universe. Luckily, one of the newer issues for the Bounty Hunters series gave us a detailed chart of his body's modifications and weaponry all in one page, which will make listing these things easier for all of us. I'll list everything below to help out as well.

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Synthflesh

  • Artificial skin used to alleviate revulsion in other at Valance's full cyborg appearance.

Organs

  • Ryboarse-based synthetic cardiomuscular cybernetics reinforce and strengthen severely damaged organic heart.
  • Power cell could theoretically create enough energy for a personal shield generator, should Valance ever afford the necessary components.
  • Synthetic organ filters lactic acid and other poisons from his system, allowing for greater stamina.

Skull

  • Human brain, augmented with cybernetic ports connecting to electrostatic wiring, which functions as a nervous system replacement.
  • Built-in ear receivers can tap unencrypted transmissions within a short range.
  • Catastrophic critical systems failure will initiate emergency ultralow power "safe mode," placing Valance in hibernation.

Cybernetic Eye

  • Advanced photoreceptor capable of infrared, night, ultraviolet and magnetic vision.
  • Visual scanner boasts telescopic zooming.
  • Built-in camera with recorder, doubles as holographic projector.
  • Optical targeting scope.
  • Diagnostic screen monitors system and body functions.
  • Valance connects wires from a security system into his arm and plays its recording with his holographic projector, showing him that Boba Fett had been in the area recently. He then replays the recording, pauses it, and magnifies it in order to find out who Boba Fett was seeing and what they were saying. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #02)
  • Valance can record things with his cybernetic eye. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #14)
  • Valance can monitor someone's heartbeat. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #15)

Skeleton/Torso

  • Hardened durasteel and cannibalized battle droid tech used to replace the substandard older parts originally installed by Imperial med teams.
  • Increased weight, durability and servo motors give Valance more strength than the average humanoid.
  • Built-in respirator can supplement lung function to allow for ten or more minutes in a vacuum.

Left Arm/Hand

  • Has Palm Blaster (A.K.A. "hand cannon"), boosted by banned Trandoshan tech, produces blasts proportional in power to the length of recharging. Repeated use before recharging drains other vital systems. Gloves support nanotech seams to disguise weapon.
  • Replacement hydraulic arms ringed with heat-resistant alloy, strong enough to punch holes in stormtrooper armor.
  • Upper arm scomp link for data connection to computer terminal.
  • Valance's Palm Blaster blows off the head of another bounty hunter and a hole through a droid and a second bounty hunter. - (Star Wars: Target Vader Issue #01)
  • Valance's Palm Blaster destroys the droid Arr-Nine-Nineteen. - (Star Wars: Target Vader Issue #01)
  • Valance uses his left arm's scomp link to show a holographic map of a location of a Hidden Hand base to members of the Rebel Alliance. - (Star Wars: Target Vader Issue #05)
  • Valance's Palm Blaster shoots and kills two men, blasting a hole in the second one. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #01)
  • While low on charge, Valance's Palm Blaster knocks back a nexu cub attacking his arm. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #04)
  • Valance's Palm Blaster knocks Boba Fett back over a railing despite it being a low charge blast. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #05)
  • Valance's Palm Blaster blows off 4-Lom's arm. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #06)
  • Valance has a Palm Blaster in his right hand as well, and he fires off both of them in what looks like a contained blast that only opens up 4-Lom's chest chassis in order for Valance to stab his vibroblade into his inner circuits. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #07)
  • Valance shows off a powerful blast from his palm blaster that takes out at least two people. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #13)

Right Arm

  • Hollow forearm houses space for future weapon upgrades, such as a vibroblade, grappling hook or concussion disc launcher.
  • Valance uses his vibroblade stored in his right forearm to cut Zuckuss's regulator, a thing wire hanging from his face. Zuckuss had bragged earlier that due to his Gand physiology, he could sense when Valance would attack and always be one step ahead of him (this even allows him to dodge a blaster bolt, claiming he can't be taken by surprise), but due to the surprise factor of Valance's blade he was able to land the strike against the enemy bounty hunter. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #06)
  • Valance has a Palm Blaster in his right hand as well, and he fires off both of them in what looks like a contained blast that only opens up 4-Lom's chest chassis in order for Valance to stab his vibroblade into his inner circuits. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #07)
  • Valance uses his Grappling Hook to save himself and Dengar from a crashing speeder. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #14)

Legs/Feet

  • Piston-powered robotic reli-limb can generate push to leap at greatly enhanced strength compared to an average human.
  • Magnetic pods in feet -- when activated, can assist in scaling metal surfaces or stabilizing in zero gravity.

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Ranger Slayer Respect Thread

"Kim, as the evil, future version of yourself, trust me...your life will never be short on problems. Which is why you have to find time to enjoy these stupid in-between moments. Hanging out with your friends here. Dating. And yeah...even high school. I know it's hard when you're constantly facing life and death. But all that trivial stuff is what you're fighting for. So cherish it...for as long as you can."

The Ranger Slayer is Kimberly Hart from the future, specifically the future where Tommy joins Rita, takes over the world, and becomes Lord Drakkon. She was manipulated and mind washed into being his servant but was freed from the spell after fighting with and interacting with the Rangers from the past. She has since gone back to her time and in a stunning turn of events where she teams up with Scorpina, Drakkon's forces, and the Coinless, she is now the commander and lord of them all and hopes to bring peace and unity back to the desolate future.

This thread will be divided into the following categories:

  • Equipment
  • Skill
  • Speed/Agility
  • Strength
  • Durability

Equipment

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Helmet

Bow of Darkness

  • Kimberly's bow was upgraded from a standard wooden bow to her current one by Lord Drakkon when he made her his Ranger Slayer. - (Go Go Power Rangers Issue #12)
  • Kimberly's Bow can fire arrows that can pierce through two Putties and can even be used to slice one in half. - (Go Go Power Rangers Issue #09)

Drakkon Armor

  • After returning to her home world, Kimberly found that Rita Repulsa had somehow been resurrected and was using her powers to bring back soldiers from the dead to overthrow and take over the world. Kimberly teamed up with the remainder of Lord Drakkon's forces led by Scorpina and the Coinless and stopped Rita, saving that world. Afterwards, Kimberly was put in charge of the new alliance between Drakkon's forces and the Coinless and became the new Lord Drakkon in name as their leader. As such, she was granted with some golden armor for her shoulders, arms, helmet, and hips. This armor helped her tank a shot from what seemed to be a fairly powerful blaster. - (Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn Issue #01)

Skill

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  • Trini notes that she has studied martial arts before but after she morphs, she knows moves before she does them. Jason then agrees by saying that Billy, who has no fighting prowess, turns into a lethal weapon after morphing. This suggests that being a Ranger and morphing gives you innate fighting ability, on top of what you already know and can do. - (Go Go Power Rangers Issue #02)
  • Kimberly pre-Ranger Slayer takes down three of Lord Drakkon's scouts with normal arrows, showing that she's skilled enough to take down armored enemies with single shots from a standard bow and arrow, not her Power Bow. - (Go Go Power Rangers Issue #09)
  • Kimberly shoots two Putties through the chest area and then knocks three arrows on her bow, leaps off of a train car, and then shoots one arrow at a time until she's completed her leap and shot at least three more Putties. - (Go Go Power Rangers Issue #09)
  • Kimberly practically oneshots Goldar, forcing him to retreat after a single kick to the face, and what makes it worse is that Rita herself sent Goldar after her knowing he couldn't defeat her. - (Go Go Power Rangers Issue #09)
  • Kimberly shoots two arrows at a fuel container, one to pierce it and another to strike right next to it and create a spark, causing the container to explode to help cover her escape. - (Go Go Power Rangers Issue #09)
  • Kimberly pre-Ranger Slayer was able to fight her way through all of Lord Drakkon's defenses in order to reach him in the hopes of killing him. Her skills impressive Drakkon so much that he uses a spell to take over her mind and make her his Ranger Slayer, telling her that now she'll be the most powerful weapon in his arsenal. He even tells her that this world, the future in which he had become evil and taken over, had made her stronger than she ever was, which should include her time as a Ranger previously. - (Go Go Power Rangers Issue #12)
  • Kimberly headshots three of Rita's zombie soldiers and cuts one in half with her Bow. - (Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer Issue #01)

Speed/Agility

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  • This isn't a feat but a statement and it's from the crossover of Power Rangers and the Justice League so its Canonicity is subject to debate, but going off of the other Rangers' feats, the assessment from Batman that they are all enhanced individuals with increased speed, strength, and durability when morphed is accurate. - (Justice League - Power Rangers Issue #01)
  • In a Canon statement, Jason tells Trini that when he morphs he feels faster. - (Go Go Power Rangers Issue #02)
  • Kimberly notices Goldar charging at her and moves faster than he can react to plant a kick square in his face. - (Go Go Power Rangers Issue #09)
  • Kimberly calls the Rangers slow after seeing their delayed reaction to her turning around and attacking them. - (Go Go Power Rangers Issue #09)
  • Kimberly escapes her first fight with the Rangers after realizing that she was sent back in time too far, and in escaping she bursts forward so fast that she creates a huge explosion of air and literally leaves the Rangers in the dust. She then shows off her draw speed by firing two arrows almost simultaneously after one another. - (Go Go Power Rangers Issue #09)
  • Kimberly dodges at least four arrows fired at her from her past-self with ease, then dominates the younger Kimberly in close quarters. - (Go Go Power Rangers Issue #10/#11)
  • Kimberly acrobatically jumps over a kick from a young Tommy Oliver. - (Go Go Power Rangers Issue #12)
  • Kimberly easily jumps over a robot sentry and evades its fire. - (Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn Issue #01)

Strength

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  • This isn't a feat but a statement and it's from the crossover of Power Rangers and the Justice League so its Canonicity is subject to debate, but going off of the other Rangers' feats, the assessment from Batman that they are all enhanced individuals with increased speed, strength, and durability when morphed is accurate. - (Justice League - Power Rangers Issue #01)
  • In a Canon statement, Jason tells Trini that he feels stronger when he morphs. - (Go Go Power Rangers Issue #02)
  • Kimberly kicks Goldar in the face and manages to break a few of his teeth. - (Go Go Power Rangers Issue #09)
  • Kimberly kicks her past-self a large distance across a train yard. - (Go Go Power Rangers Issue #09)
  • Kimberly appears to shift a large piece of rubble off of her Zord in order to help it get out of the rubble. - (Go Go Power Rangers Issue #12)
  • Kimberly kicks down a reinforced door that she said was "impregnable" but does so with ease, saying that she "almost" had to put her back into the kick to make it more powerful than average. - (Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn Issue #01)

Durability

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  • This isn't a feat but a statement and it's from the crossover of Power Rangers and the Justice League so its Canonicity is subject to debate, but going off of the other Rangers' feats, the assessment from Batman that they are all enhanced individuals with increased speed, strength, and durability when morphed is accurate. - (Justice League - Power Rangers Issue #01)
  • Kimberly shrugs off what appears to be a shot from her past-self's Blade Blaster. - (Go Go Power Rangers Issue #09)
  • Kimberly is electrocuted by the Command Center and has her bow blow up in front of her but is only broken from the spell Lord Drakkon placed on her. - (Go Go Power Rangers Issue #11)
  • Kimberly is fine after landing on her back hard enough to create a spot on the ground that threw back grass, branches, and anything small near her landing spot. - (Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer Issue #01)
  • Kimberly is kicked and punched by Drakkon's Prisoner but is fine after both hits. - (Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn Issue #01)

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Toriko Respect Thread [Work-in-progress]

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Toriko is the main character of the series with the same name, Toriko. He's a Gourmet Hunter and a member of the Four Heavenly Kings, alongside longtime friends Coco, Sunny, and Zebra.

This thread will be divided into the following categories:

  • General Info
  • Strength
  • Speed/Agility
  • Durability/Endurance
  • Skill/Techniques
  • Senses
  • Gourmet Cells/Demon

"Then what if the best possible timing is a thousand years from now? Would you just give up? Humans only live a hundred years. The best timing to me is whenever I feel like it." - (Ch. 10)

"Think you've got a 'peeler'? Think you can grate? You're like a chimp with a stick, digging in an ant hill. Think you can show me something more sophisticated than poking at ants, oh Great Operator? It's a shame if this is all you've got. You can flap that jaw all you like, but I bet you can't even power a punch. Heh, you're not even a chimp, you're a butter-fingered monkey. No matter how many times a monkey pokes me with a stick, I'll never bat an eye!! Never!" - (Ch. 27)

Here's Toriko's early info card - link.

Info on Cavern Lagoon. - (Ch. 09)

General Info

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  • A Gourmet Hunter is an explorer devoted to discovering new flavors and hunting down and discovering new and exotic ingredients. - (Ch. 01)
  • Capture Levels are set up to categorize wild animals and reflect the difficulty of capturing that prey. For example, a beast with a capture level of 1 can only be taken down by ten professional hunters. - (Ch. 01)
  • A description of Knocking. - (Ch. 03)
  • A Gourmet Telexistence Robot, or a GT Robot, is a robot located remotely by an operator who experiences the visual and sensory information sent in by the robot. - (Ch. 26)

Strength

  • Toriko uses his hand to slice off the bottom of a bourbon bottle so cleanly that the liquid takes a while to fall down. He then lights a cigar by snapping his fingers. - (Ch. 01)
  • Toriko fishes with a 76 millimeter iron rod wrapped in elevator wire that can handle up to 40 tons. He was using a grasshopper larger than himself as bait and managed to catch a Crayfish Cod, but when he pulled it out of the water, a Five-Tailed Eagle swooped down and tried to grab the fish away. Toriko then slams them both down into the ground and knocks them out. - (Ch. 01)
  • Toriko is able to stand perfectly still while Tom was swerving his boat in and out between archipelago rocks while Komatsu was sent careening around the boat at every turn. - (Ch. 01)
  • Toriko punches the Garara Gator and knocks it on its side and then grabs its tail and swings it over and slams the gator down. - (Ch. 02)
  • Toriko catches the Garara Gator after stabbing it with his Fork, then holds it up so that he could cut off its head with his Knife. - (Ch. 02)
    • The Garara Gator is strong enough that sending in tanks to kill it wouldn't even guarantee success. - (Ch. 01)
    • The Garara Gator is strong enough to snap a fishing rod like a chopstick despite the rod Toriko was using being able to handle 40 tons. - (Ch. 01)
    • The creatures Toriko fought on Baron Bog, the Garara Gator, couldn't be killed with shotguns. - (Ch. 01)
  • Toriko is able to knockout an Underbite Dragon, which weighed at least 1.5 tons, and carry it out of its cave. - (Ch. 03)
  • Toriko is able to free himself from a pitfall after a Troll Kong threw four large boulders on top of the hole. - (Ch. 05)
  • Toriko was able to carry one Rainbow Fruit away from Biotope 8 when a single fruit weighs 900 kilograms. - (Ch. 07)
  • Toriko breaks out of the Devil Python's grip after it pinned him to a wall. - (Ch. 12)
  • Toriko blocks an overhead slam from a Silverback Troll Kong and then knocks the ape out with a single punch. - (Ch. 23)
  • Toriko was able to punch a whole in the Gourmet Coliseum's dome even though its made of reinforced acrylic plating 2.5 meters thick that could deflect a rocket. - (Ch. 23)
  • Toriko catches an Elephantsaurus by its tusk and throws it up into the air. He then uses a Five-Fold Spiked Punch to blast it into the Gourmet Colosseum and break the dome made of reinforced acrylic plating. - (Ch. 23)
  • Toriko is able to send a GT Robot flying with his punches despite the Robot being made up of titanium alloy with carbon fibers, which made it two to four times harder than iron. - (Ch. 26/27)
  • Toriko catches a Dom, a large rhino-like creature, by the horn and throws it up and away from himself and Rin. He then jumps up in the air and kicks a Balogg, a large bird not unlike an ostrich, in the head. - (Ch. 35)
  • Toriko lifts a large rectangular piece of rock by stabbing his Fork into the ground and raising it above his head. - (Ch. 40)
  • Toriko and Sunny are able to prevent the Regal Mammoth's tooth from closing and chewing them. - (Ch. 42)
  • Toriko is punched in the stomach by Starjun's GT Robot and catches and stops the attack with his abdominal muscles. - (Ch. 51/52)
  • Toriko used his Knife to cut down at least six large trees to make a fire, then stabs his fingers into the trunks to carry them. - (Ch. 55)

Speed/Agility

  • Toriko jumps off a cliff and uses tree branches to slow his descend, grabbing onto the first and then jumping from one to the next. - (Ch. 03)
  • Toriko evades dozens of Troll Kongs attempting to attack him and dodges their strikes from all angles. He does this all with Komatsu hanging on his back, so he had to move more carefully and with grace, not how he would normally, to ensure that Komatsu would be able to hold onto his back and not fall prey to the Kongs. - (Ch. 05/06)
  • Toriko covers a large distance in a single moment to get in the face of a GT Robot. - (Ch. 26)
  • Toriko tackles Sunny out of the way of a laser blast that came from the sky above their heads. - (Ch. 41)
  • Toriko jumps up the side of the massive BB Corn. - (Ch. 58)

Durability/Endurance

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  • Toriko is slammed in the side by the Garara Gator's tail but grabs it and swings it over his head. - (Ch. 02)
  • Toriko is bit by five Zombie Taipans, extremely venomous snakes, but he just smokes his entire cigar because the snakes don't like the acidity of the smoke, which forces them to release him. - (Ch. 04/05)
    • Toriko even states that he's immune to the deadly venom. - (Ch. 05)
    • This is because most Gourmet Hunters create artificial antibodies for themselves in order to combat poisonous or venomous creatures, so they'll inject themselves with trace amounts of poison to create antibodies in order to counter these types of creatures. Toriko states that he has antibodies for 70 types of poisons in his body. - (Ch. 11)
  • Toriko is caught by a Troll Kong's swipe but is fine afterwards. - (Ch. 05)
    • A Troll Kong can flip over a 40-ton tank in moments "like a toy". - (Ch. 03)
    • A Troll Kong can lift one metric ton easily. - (Ch. 06)
  • Toriko is grabbed by the Devil Python and slammed into a cave wall hard enough to cough up blood. - (Ch. 12)
  • Toriko is punched by the Devil Python and sent flying into a cave wall but immediately breaks himself out and yearns for a fight. - (Ch. 12)
  • Toriko can hold his breath for "much, much longer" than five minutes underwater. - (Ch. 16)
  • Toriko is able to endure the pain of hitting a GT Robot numerous times. The body of a GT Robot is made up of carbon fibers and titanium alloy, which can be two to four times stronger than iron. - (Ch. 26/27)
  • Toriko has his skin peeled by a vegetable peeler for flesh, injuries his hand trying to use his Knife against the GT Robot's body, and endures being sliced up again before nailing the GT Robot with a Five-Fold Spiked Punch. Since it was his third one that day, his arm was under considerable strain. Toriko then takes even more slashes from the Robot without even batting an eye and walks towards it to try and bait it for his final attack. - (Ch. 27)
  • Toriko messes up his hand (broken finger at least) in his final attack against the GT Robot that infiltrated and attacked the Gourmet Coliseum. His punch made the Robot's head explode and Toriko would take the heat and force of the explosion standing only a few feet away. - (Ch. 27/28)
  • Toriko is fine after laser turrets shot at and blew up the body of the GT Robot, creating a larger explosion than the one he just withstood. - (Ch. 28)
  • Toriko had an off-screen fight with the Rubanda, a creature who was using illusions and hallucinations along with the terrain to throw Toriko off and hold the advantage over him. We see Toriko cough up blood and then get bit in the back while trying to counter the illusions. - (Ch. 37)
    • Toriko notes that after his fight with the Obasaurus he's only at 50 to 60 percent of his full strength. - (Ch. 36)
  • Toriko slices off a chunk of his shoulder to prevent a plant from stealing more of his nutrients. - (Ch. 56)
  • Toriko spends an entire day cooking BB Corn in the Wool Volcano (we know it was at least near 24 hours because it was daytime when he started and we see the moon in the sky and then the sun again before he's finished) on stones that ranged from 50, 80, 100, 300, 500, 800, 1000, and 1200 degrees Celsius. Toriko and Terry start at the 50 degree rock and move all the way down to the 1200 degree one in order to fully cook the corn. Toriko did however make himself and Terry a rug from a Magma Rat whose coat could withstand temperatures. - (Ch. 59)

Skill/Techniques

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Skill

  • Toriko is able to copy Coco's movements and diminish his presence so much that Coco completely lost him and was wondering where he went. - (Ch. 16)
  • Toriko mastered the art of capturing Puffer Whales in minutes from watching Coco. - (Ch. 16)
    • Even with an experienced Gourmet Hunter like Coco, the chances of capturing a Puffer Whale without rupturing its poison sack was 50%. Toriko even admits before they set out that he has a 0% chance of capturing one. - (Ch. 09)

Fork

  • Toriko's signature techniques see him focus his arm or leg into the near shape of a Fork or a Knife, which grants him an attack either like a fork or a knife. He uses his Fork to stab into the Garara Gator and then hold it up so that he could cut it's head off with his Knife. - (Ch. 02)
    • The Garara Gator is strong enough that sending in tanks to kill it wouldn't even guarantee success. - (Ch. 01)
    • The Garara Gator is strong enough to snap a fishing rod like a chopstick despite the rod Toriko was using being able to handle 40 tons. - (Ch. 01)
    • The creatures Toriko fought on Baron Bog, the Garara Gator, couldn't be killed with shotguns. - (Ch. 01)
  • Toriko changes his Fork attack into an ice pick to increase its piercing capability in an effort to defeat a GT Robot in one, final hit. He baits the GT Robot into opening up its head to attack him with its laser but hits him with his Five-Fold Concentrated Ice Pick Spiked Punch and blows up the Robot's head. - (Ch. 27/28)
  • Toriko uses his Fork to plug up and stop Starjun's GT Robot from firing its head laser at him then stabs him about a seven times and staggers him back. - (Ch. 52)

Knife

  • Toriko's signature techniques see him focus his arm or leg into the near shape of a Fork or a Knife, which grants him an attack either like a fork or a knife. He uses his Fork to stab into the Garara Gator and then hold it up so that he could cut it's head off with his Knife. - (Ch. 02)
    • The Garara Gator is strong enough that sending in tanks to kill it wouldn't even guarantee success. - (Ch. 01)
    • The Garara Gator is strong enough to snap a fishing rod like a chopstick despite the rod Toriko was using being able to handle 40 tons. - (Ch. 01)
    • The creatures Toriko fought on Baron Bog, the Garara Gator, couldn't be killed with shotguns. - (Ch. 01)
  • Toriko uses his Knife to cut out a large, rectangular section of rock to use as a shelter to protect himself, Rin, Sunny, and Komatsu from the falling Regal Mammoth. - (Ch. 40)
  • Toriko strikes Starjun's GT Robot five times with his Knife and manages to cut its arm off. The first strike was so powerful that Komatsu had to cover his ears and was knocked back because it was so loud. - (Ch. 52)
  • Toriko used his Knife to cut down at least six large trees to make a fire. - (Ch. 55)

Spiked Punch

  • The secret of the Spiked Punch is that Toriko strikes repeatedly in the same spot, akin to hammering a nail in rapid succession. - (Ch. 04)
  • Toriko's Spiked Punch comes in a "scatter" and "concentrated" forms. The normal Spiked Punches he does are usually the scatter kind where it's like hammering a nail, but the concentrated kind is more like a jackhammer in rapid succession. The concentrated form has a narrower range that gives it greater piercing capability. - (Ch. 27)
  • Toriko uses a Triple Spiked Punch to make a large hole in the Biotope No. 8 wall. - (Ch. 04)
  • Toriko uses a Five-Fold Spiked Punch to basically blow up the Devil Python, although at this early point in the story he needed to charge up his attack and would be left sore afterwards. - (Ch. 13)
  • Toriko uses his Double Spiked Punch to send a Growlrus off his feet. - (Ch. 22)
  • Toriko changes his Fork attack into an ice pick to increase its piercing capability in an effort to defeat a GT Robot in one, final hit. He baits the GT Robot into opening up its head to attack him with its laser but hits him with his Five-Fold Concentrated Ice Pick Spiked Punch and blows up the Robot's head. - (Ch. 27/28)
  • Although his arm wasn't fully healed from his fight with the GT Robot the day before, Toriko's Five-Fold Spiked Punch is still powerful enough to blow a hole in both hands of a Rock Drum and knock it off its feet, sending it some feet away. - (Ch. 32)
  • Toriko hits Starjun's GT Robot with a Five-Fold Spiked Punch followed immediately by a Ten-Fold Spiked Punch that manages to obliterate the GT Robot. - (Ch. 52)
  • Toriko uses his Five-Fold Spiked Punch to hit the back of a BB Corn stalk, causing kernels on the other side to pop out. - (Ch. 58)

Senses

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  • Toriko has an increased sense of smell so strong that he can identify the ingredients and seasonings Komatsu uses to cook. His friend even tells Komatsu that Toriko's nose is better than a bloodhound's. - (Ch. 01)
  • Toriko's smell can map out an opponent's potential instantaneously. - (Ch. 04)
  • Toriko smells the stench of death in two tunnels in Cavern lagoon and chooses the side that didn't have the smell of millipede. - (Ch. 10)
  • With his enhanced sense of smell, Toriko was able to tell that the Battle Wolf was about to give birth. - (Ch. 23)
  • Thanks to his enhanced sense of smell, Toriko is able to tell that Rin isn't dead even after being punched through the stomach. - (Ch. 53)

Intimidation

  • Toriko's Intimidation is a display of aggression meant to prevent a fight and is really only a bluff. - (Ch. 35)
  • Toriko uses his Intimidation to scare off a Baron Tiger. - (Ch. 01)
  • Toriko's Intimidation scares all life on the Baron Archipelago and makes Komatsu wet his pants. - (Ch. 02)
  • Toriko uses his Intimidation to momentarily stun a Troll Kong and stop it from killing Komatsu. - (Ch. 05)
  • Toriko's Intimidation allows him to walk straight through dozens and dozens of Troll Kongs and scare the leader of the troop into submission. Before hand, he had the smell of one of the lowest members of the troop on him after the Kong threw up on Toriko, but it rained and washed the smell off of Toriko and he immediately put the Troll Kongs in their place. - (Ch. 06)
  • Toriko uses his Intimidation to scare off a Silverback Troll Kong, a Growlrus, an Elephantsaurus, and a Gerolud. - (Ch. 24)
  • Toriko's Intimidation when amped by Battle Fragrance is able to clear out and entire prairie of large creatures. - (Ch. 35)
  • Toriko's Intimidation makes the Goblin Plant release its hold on Terry. - (Ch. 57)

Gourmet Cells/Demon

  • Gourmet Cells have superior regenerative capabilities and longevity than normal cells. When implanted into an organism, they amplify that organism's natural traits. If implanted in a human, it makes a superhuman and their abilities increase by feeding them high-quality foods. - (Ch. 37)
  • Toriko's Gourmet Cell's heal his cuts after he eats delicious food. He started off his meal with cuts on his face but by the time he had ate a healthy amount of food, Komatsu notes that he's all healed up. - (Ch. 29)
  • During the Regal Mammoth arc, Toriko's cells undergo Autophagy, a process where they absorb the nutrients from themselves when the body is low on energy. In doing this, Toriko is able to survive a blow that Starjun, one of the top men of Gourmet Corp, believed had broken his neck. During this time, however, Toriko only had a time limit of five minutes before his body started devouring too many cells and would kill him. Autophagy itself is only meant to be a temporary ability in the first place. - (Ch. 48/49)
    • Toriko needed to eat savory food in order to evolve his cells, and once he ate the Jewel Meat of the Regal Mammoth, healed up all of the injuries he had just received from Starjun's GT Robot and was even stronger than before. - (Ch. 50/51)

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Anakin Skywalker Respect Thread (Canon) [Work-in-progress]

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This thread will be divided into the following categories:

  • Accolades
  • Speed/Agility
  • Strength
  • Durability/Endurance
  • Force Powers
  • Lightsaber and Martial Skill
  • Intelligence/Misc.

Accolades

Anakin had the potential to become one of the most powerful Jedi ever:

Discovered as a slave on Tatooine by Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker had the potential to become one of the most powerful Jedi ever, and was believed by some to be the prophesied Chosen One who would bring balance to the Force.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Anakin Skywalker

Anakin was one of the most powerful Jedi ever:

Anakin Skywalker's rise to power is astonishing. In a few short years, he goes from being a slave on Tatooine to becoming one of the most powerful Jedi ever.

Source: Star Wars Character Encyclopedia Updated and Expanded

Anakin was one of the greatest Jedi:

Shmi surrendered her son to the Jedi Order, putting him on a path to become one of the greatest Jedi.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Shmi Skywalker Lars

Anakin grew vastly in power as the Clone Wars raged on:

The Clone Wars continued, and Anakin became a hero and grew vastly in power.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Anakin Skywalker

During the Clone Wars, Anakin was the symbol of the Jedi Order and many believed him to be the warrior-savior of the Republic:

As the clone trooper becomes the emblem for the Grand Army of the Republic, Anakin Skywalker----dashing pilot and brave Jedi Knight----becomes the symbol of the Jedi Order. Praised by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, applauded by the Senate, glorified by the HoloNet News, the "Hero With No Fear" is held by many to be the warrior-savior of the Republic.

Source: Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary

Anakin, along with Jedi Masters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Plo Koon, are among the Jedi Council's three most trusted Jedi. - (Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars Battle Tales Issue #01)

Anakin was powerfully attuned to the Force since he was a child:

Anakin was powerfully attuned to the Force since birth -- some believe his supernatural birth is proof that he was conceived by the will of the Force.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Anakin Skywalker Biography Gallery

Anakin was stronger in the Force than any child trained in generations:

Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin Issue #01
Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin Issue #01

Anakin is a powerful young Jedi prodigy:

The heroic Jedi Knights lead the clone armies of the Republic against the endless droid legions of the rebellious Separatists. The powerful young Jedi prodigy, Anakin Skywalker, may be the Republic's best hope to end the conflict.

Source: Star Wars: Age of Republic: Anakin Skywalker

Anakin is described as a "powerful Jedi apprentice":

At the request of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Amidala was placed under the protection of the Jedi Knights. She was once again reunited with Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice Anakin Skywalker, whom she had not seen in a decade. Anakin had grown into a handsome young man, and a powerful Jedi apprentice.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Padme Amidala Biography Gallery

Master Mace Windu says that Anakin was exceptional skills at the time of Attack of the Clones:

Obi-Wan: "I am concerned for my Padawan. He is not ready to be given this assignment on his own yet."

Yoda: "The Council is confident in its decision, Obi-Wan."

Mace: "The boy has exceptional skills."

Source: Star Wars Episode II, Attack of the Clones

Obi-Wan Kenobi tells Jabba the Hutt that Anakin is "one of our most powerful Jedi" as he tries to reassure him that the Jedi will rescue his son:

"Mighty Jabba, one of our most powerful Jedi is on his way to rescue your son."

Source: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Ex-Clone Captain Rex tells Ezra Bridger that Anakin was "among the greatest of the Jedi":

"So, um, what was it like to fight in the Clone War?"

"I don't think the fighting ever got to Lothal. I tell ya, war was never dull. The general I fought with was among the greatest of the Jedi. I trusted him with my life more times than I can count."

Source: Star Wars Rebels, Season 2 Episode 4, Relics of the Old Republic

Darth Sidious tells General Grievous that the loss of Count Dooku is fine because he will soon have a "more powerful" apprentice in Anakin:

Grievous: "Yes, Lord Sidious?"

Sidious: "General Grievous. I suggest you move the Separatists leaders to Mustafar."

Grievous: "It will be done, my lord."

Sidious: "The end of the war is near, General."

Grievous: "But the loss of Count Dooku?"

Sidious: "His death was a necessary loss. Soon I will have a new apprentice, one far younger and more powerful."

Source: Star Wars Episode III, Revenge of the Sith

Master Yoda tells Luke that Anakin was a powerful Jedi:

Yoda: "Why must you become Jedi?"

Luke: "Mostly because of my father, I guess."

Yoda: "Ah, father. Powerful Jedi was he. Hehe. Hmm, powerful Jedi."

Source: Star Wars Episode V, Empire Strikes Back

Speed/Agility

A young Anakin quickly cuts through two different people's blasters before they could realize what happened. - (Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin Issue #02)

Anakin jumps onto four STAPs, one after the other, and decapitates the droids piloting them before commandeering the last one for himself. - (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 2008)

Anakin reacts to Count Dooku's lightning and blocks it on his lightsaber, learning from his experience from their encounter on Geonosis. - (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 2008)

Anakin weaves out of the way of a few blaster bolts while cutting down three Super Battle Droids. - (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 Episode 4, Destroy Malevolence)

Anakin is able to draw and ignite his lightsaber in order to block Count Dooku's Lightning attack while sliding down a chute at great speeds. - (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 Episode 11, Dooku Captured)

Anakin dodges and jumps out of the way of Separatists tank shots. - (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 Episode 14, Defenders of Peace)

Anakin is able to run from his ship's cockpit back to the gunner's seat in time to protect Padme and wrap her in a hug before she could be hurt from damage to the gun she was using. - (Star Wars Forces of Destiny | Unexpected Company)

Strength

Anakin is able to block a leaping strike from Count Dooku with only one arm and while laying on his back. - (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 2008)

Anakin kicks down a door. - (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 Episode 12, The Gungan General)

Durability/Endurance

Anakin falls off a crashing ship and rolls into a few barrels but shrugs off the pain and discomfort after a few moments to chase after Zam Wessel. - (Star Wars Episode II, Attack of the Clones)

Anakin is struck by Count Dooku's lightning and thrown into a wall. He recovers after a few minutes to jump back in and fight the Count. - (Star Wars Episode II, Attack of the Clones)

Anakin is fine after jumping down a long distance from one train car to another. - (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 Episode 4, Destroy Malevolence)

Anakin endures being shocked by an electric torture device for an extended period of time. - (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 Episode 12, The Gungan General)

Force Powers

Telekinesis

Telekinesis is a common Force ability that affords the user the ability to alter and distort the environment and reality around them.

A young Anakin helps Obi-Wan Kenobi catch and hold a crashing airship in time for its passengers to jump off. - (Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin Issue #01)

Anakin lifts up a bunch of small rocks and uses them to hit an alien that was using him as a hostage with a knife at his throat. - (Star Wars: Age of Republic - Obi-Wan Kenobi)

Anakin uses the Force to throw a group of droideka arms at two Geonosians and then another large piece of machinery at another pair. - (Star Wars Episode II, Attack of the Clones)

Anakin uses the Force to whip up a small stream of sand and throw it at Count Dooku. - (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 2008)

Anakin uses the Force to pull the cover off of an escape pod. - (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 Episode 2, Rising Malevolence)

Anakin catches Padme with the Force and brings her to him after she jumps off the train she was on. - (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 Episode 4, Destroy Malevolence)

Anakin lifts up a bunch of crates to act as a shield from blaster fire. - (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 Episode 4, Destroy Malevolence)

Anakin lifts and throws a large fuel cell at group of droids so that Captain Rex can shoot it and take them down. - (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 Episode 7)

Anakin is able to use the Force to protect himself from multiple rocks falling down on him and then lifts them off of him to escape being trapped. - (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 Episode 11, Dooku Captured)

The Jedi start their search in nearby caves. They sense much life inside, including the unmistakable presence of Count Dooku. Using their lightsabers for illumination, the Jedi search the alien interior, but are nearly covered by a cascade of crashing stalactites. Elsewhere in the shadows, Count Dooku grins at his handiwork.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Dooku Captured Episode Gallery

Meanwhile, inside the cave, Anakin uses the Force to create a shelter from the falling rocks.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Dooku Captured Episode Gallery

Anakin uses the Force to lift about six rocks in an attempt to create a barricade between himself and a gundark. - (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 Episode 11, Dooku Captured)

Anakin and Obi-Wan Kenobi pelt a gundark with rocks repeatedly until they cover and trap the creature. - (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 Episode 11, Dooku Captured)

Anakin uses the Force to throw Ahsoka Tano, Aayla Secura, and three Clone Troopers inside of a ship before turning around and holding back an explosion for a short time before being overwhelmed. - (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 Episode 13, Jedi Crash)

The Jedi arrive at the lower hold, extending the gangway. Just then a series of explosions tear through the corridors. Anakin alone spots the growing fireball. He uses the Force to push his fellow escapees into the gangway airlock. He then turns as the blast doors close on the explosion. The force of the blast slams him against the airlock.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Jedi Crash Episode Gallery

Force Sense

Force Sense is a basic power allowing Force sensitives to sense their surroundings, feel and determine the thoughts or feelings of others, feel ripples in the Force signifying important events, the presence of the dark side, or even sense the future.

As a young boy, Anakin displayed unnaturally fast reflexes that were thanks to his strong connection to the Force, which allowed him to be the only human who could race in the podraces on Tatooine:

Anakin: "Has anybody ever seen a podrace?"

Qui-Gon: "They have podracing on Malastare. Very fast, very dangerous."

Anakin: "I'm the only human who can do it."

Qui-Gon: "You must have Jedi reflexes if you race pods."

Source: Star Wars Episode I, The Phantom Menace

Qui-Gon: "He has special powers."

Shmi: "Yes."

Qui-Gon: "He can see things before they happen. That's why he appears to have such quick reflexes. It's a Jedi trait."

Source: Star Wars Episode I, The Phantom Menace

The Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn notices his keen perception and unnaturally fast reflexes, and recognizes that the Force is extraordinarily strong in Anakin.

Source: Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary

Anakin thinks he simply has faster reflexes than normal humans, but the truth is stranger----he uses the Force to react to events before they happen.

Source: Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary

At age nine, Anakin was already competing in the sport of Podracing. He was the only human who would dare, as his ability to see things before they happen gave Anakin an edge.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Anakin Skywalker Biography Gallery

Anakin senses suffering from Kudon slaves. - (Star Wars: Age of Republic - Anakin Skywalker)

Anakin is able to sense an invisible individual with the Force. - (Star Wars Adventures Issue #20, Hide and Seek)

Anakin senses many life forms inside of a cave on Vanqor. - (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 Episode 11, Dooku Captured)

Telepathy/Mind Trick

Telepathy is the power to sense, communicate and manipulate the thoughts of others.

Anakin reaches out in the Force to touch Thrawn's mind:

“I have my own sources of information,” the intruder said, his voice still calm. “Like you, I seek information, on that and other matters. Also like you I’m alone, without the resources to successfully investigate. Perhaps in alliance with a Republic general we may find the answers both of us seek.”

“Interesting offer,” Anakin said. And now, finally, he was close enough. Taking a deep breath, he stretched out to the Force.

The intruder wasn’t human, though of course Anakin had already guessed that. He was near-human, though, like many other species in the Republic.

But the texture of his mind was unlike anything Anakin had ever touched before. It was neat and well ordered, the patterns of thought flowing smoothly and precisely in ways not unlike those of scientists or mathematicians. But the content of that flow, and the muted emotions accompanying it, were completely opaque. It was like a neat and precise array of unfamiliar numbers.

Source: Thrawn: Alliances

Beast Control/Animal Friendship

Beast Control, Beast Trick, or Animal Friendship is an ability that allows Force users to control beasts and animals.

Anakin uses the Force to calm down a Reek in order to mount and ride the beast around the Petranaaki Arena:

Force Jump

Force Jump or Leap is the usage of the Force to augment one's jumping ability.

Anakin jumps up onto another level of the droid factory on Geonosis. - (Star Wars Episode II, Attack of the Clones)

Anakin leaps up to avoid a charging Reek in order to land on its back. - (Star Wars Episode II, Attack of the Clones)

Anakin jumps a far distance to save Obi-Wan Kenobi from Count Dooku's strike. - (Star Wars Episode II, Attack of the Clones)

Anakin jumps onto four STAPs, one after the other, and decapitates the droids piloting them before commandeering the last one for himself. - (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 2008)

Lightsaber and Martial Skill

Accolades

Obi-Wan tells Anakin that if he practiced his lightsaber combat as much as he did his wit that he would rival Master Yoda, one of if not the best swordsman in the entire Jedi Order:

Obi-Wan: "If you spent as much time practicing your saber techniques as you do your wit you would rival Master Yoda as a swordsman."

Anakin: "I thought I already did."

Obi-Wan: "Only in your mind, my very young apprentice."

Source: Star Wars Episode II, Attack of the Clones

Dave Filoni comments that Ahsoka Tano, as of Season 1 Episode 7 "Duel of the Droids", had no chance at winning a duel with General Grievous and that she would need Anakin's help to defeat the droid General, saying that her by herself against him is simply a "matter of survival" without Anakin's help:

"In Duel of the Droids, we had a really interesting situation where Ahsoka Tano crosses swords with General Grievous. And Ahsoka is a well trained Jedi Padawan. She is very adept, she is very quick, her size is an advantage, but it's not so much of an advantage that she would ever defeat Grievous at this point. He almost toys with her to an extent because she is small, and he wants to kill her over a longer period of time. But it was very important that he at one point gets her and has her at lightsaber point to show that she's not going to win this fight, she's only going to be able to escape it. It's just a matter of survival for that girl against an opponent like Grievous, unless Anakin is there, then they could fight him together."

Source: Duel of the Droids Episode Featurette

Captain Rex tells Ezra Bridger and Kanan Jarrus that Anakin combined the Force with his own wit and that it made him a great warrior:

"The Jedi General I served combined the Force with his wits, and it made him a great warrior."

Source: Star Wars Rebels, Season 2 Episode 5, Always Two There Are

When Ezra walks in on Ahsoka Tano watching a recording of Anakin teaching a saber deflection class, he tells her that Anakin is "amazing" and that he would study this recording to help him when he was learning about blaster bolt deflection. Kanan Jarrus told Ezra Bridger than Anakin Skywalker was "the greatest warrior the Jedi had in the Clone Wars", and Ahsoka Tano says Anakin "rarely lost a battle". The same scene also proves that Anakin has studied Form IV and had actually made adjustments to the form's classic techniques that worked well against blaster wielding opponents and the countless battle droids he fought throughout the war:

"He's amazing. I've watched these recording to help me with my own saber training."

"You should have seen him in person. Anakin Skywalker, he was my master."

"Kanan said he was the greatest warrior the Jedi had in the Clone Wars."

"He was powerful, rarely lost a battle."

Source: Star Wars Rebels, Season 2 Episode 18, Shroud of Darkness

Obi-Wan tells Luke Skywalker that Anakin was a cunning warrior:

Luke: "You fought in the Clone Wars?"

Obi-Wan: "Yes. I was once a Jedi Knight, the same as your father."

Luke: "I wish I'd known him."

Obi-Wan: "He was the best star pilot in the galaxy. And a cunning warrior."

Source: Star Wars Episode IV, A New Hope

Feats

A young Anakin spars with one of the Jedi Temple's training droids and reveals that he had been tinkering with it to give it a holographic visage of Darth Maul (it's not confirmed if Anakin was able to replicate Maul's fighting form and technique as well, although Obi-Wan admits that Anakin asked him very detailed questions about his fight with Maul). Anakin defeats the droid and the other students say he's skilled with a lightsaber. - (Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin Issue #01)

Anakin sneaks into a Tusken Raider camp and kills every single member once he tries and fails to save his mother. Shed died from her injuries while in his arms, and he loses his control on his emotions and goes on a rampage, killing, "not just the men, but the women, and the children too", along with at least two of their pets:

Anakin was plagued by nightmares of his mother in danger. He had not seen her in a decade. When the dreams became too intense, Anakin voyaged home, to find his mother kidnapped and tortured to death by vicious Tusken Raiders. Enraged, Anakin wiped out the entire village, an act fueled by the dark side of the Force.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Anakin Skywalker Biography Gallery

Upon arrival, he found that Shmi had been kidnapped by Sand People. Anakin eventually located their camp and found his mother, where she died in his arms; enraged, the Jedi unleashed an inner fury never before seen, and slaughtered every Tusken he found.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Anakin Skywalker

Anakin and Obi-Wan duel the Sith Lord Count Dooku for the first time at the start of the Clone Wars. The two of them are separated at the beginning of the duel with Dooku dismissing Anakin with Force Lightning, and when Anakin jumps in to save Obi-Wan he wields two lightsabers for a short time before eventually using just one and being defeated, having his right arm cut off.

Anakin duels and holds his own against Count Dooku after spending the better part of the day trekking through the Tatooine desert carrying the son of Jabba the Hutt on his back. The fight was a ruse as Anakin now carried a pack of rocks in his backpack while the young Hutt went off with Anakin's Padawan Ahsoka. The fight ends with Anakin kicking Dooku away as he taunts him with footage of Magnaguards fighting Ahsoka and Anakin takes his speeder and zooms away.

Anakin and his Padawan Ahsoka Tano rescued Rotta from Ventress and tried to return him to Jabba on Tatooine. Dooku intercepted Anakin in the desert and dueled with him, simultaneously impressed by how Skywalker had grown in power since Geonosis and contemptuous of his refusal to draw on his dark feelings for more power.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Count Dooku Biography Gallery

Anakin and Obi-Wan Kenobi fight off Count Dooku and Asajj Ventress and manage to either drive them off or hold them off long enough for either of the party to escape. The comic doesn't focus on their fight and leaves it off-panel after the scans here but we can assume what happened during the fighting. - (Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars Battle Tales Issue #02)

Anakin duels and defeats four of General Grievous's Magnaguards in his attempt to save his droid R2-D2. He only gets tagged once in the shoulder and after that and what appears to be a change in his attitude, he quickly dismantles the last two droids in a short series of moves.

Elsewhere, Anakin crosses paths with the MagnaGuards transporting R2-D2. He cuts through the droids, and Artoo begins to pull his body together.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Duel of the Droids Episode Gallery

Anakin and Obi-Wan duel Count Dooku aboard General Grievous's ship, the Invisible Hand, and this time they are more prepared. The two of them start the fight together, pressing Dooku with their combined attack before being separated by a kick and Dooku choking and then throwing Obi-Wan with the Force. This leaves Anakin by himself to duel the Count again but by tapping into his anger, Anakin is able to quickly overwhelm the older man and defeat him.

In a daring move, General Grievous and Count Dooku abducted Supreme Chancellor Palpatine from Coruscant. In the resulting Battle of Coruscant, the clone army of the Republic and Separatist military forces clashed in the stratosphere of the city-planet. Through the heated battle, Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi piloted their Jedi starfighters to Grievous’ flagship, hoping to rescue the Chancellor. Boarding the massive cruiser, they made their way to the ship’s tower and found Palpatine bound to a chair. Dooku appeared, engaging both Jedi at the same time. He first defeated Obi-Wan, Force choking him and nearly crushing the Jedi Master with a heavy railing. An enraged Anakin continued the fight, unleashing a strength Dooku had not anticipated. The young Jedi cut off the Sith Lord’s hands, drew Dooku’s lightsaber to him, and the Separatist leader fell to his knees.

Source: Star Wars Databank, Count Dooku

Anakin duels IG- , one of General Grievous' personal bodyguards, and defeats him in single combat. MagnaGuards are skilled enough to be tough opponents for Jedi Knights and wield lightsaber resistant electrostaffs.

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Boba Fett Respect Thread (Canon)

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"You were right. I'm supposed to bring you in alive. But 'alive' just means breathing." (Star Wars Issue #06)

"Boba Fett! Please, we need your help! And we've seen what you do -- you hunt bad men, murderers, criminals --"

"No...I hunt bounties." (Star Wars: Age of Rebellion - Boba Fett)

We all know him. We all (should) love him. We're starting to get some better feats for Boba Fett and hopefully have him be the badass we knew he was in the EU/Legends continuity. This will be my Respect Thread for the Canon version of Fett, and will eventually include his teen feats from TCW (The Clone Wars show) as well. Respect the unaltered clone, the man, the myth, the bounty hunter legend.

This thread will be divided into the following categories:

  • Accolades
  • Skill
  • Strength
  • Speed/Reactions
  • Durability/Endurance
  • Gear/Equipment

A "*" after a feat denotes that the clip/gif/video was provided by Subline. Much appreciated.

Accolades

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Skill

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  • Boba Fett was trained in the art of combat by his father, Jango Fett, could handle a blaster better than most as a boy, and was deadly in battle. - (Boba Fett Databank, StarWars.com)
  • Boba Fett is a "lethal combatant with extraordinary sharp-shooting abilities" and complete dedication to his profession. - (The Star Wars Book)
  • A young Boba manages to escape from being held with two knives at his throat to shoot the person holding him and then shoots the weapon out of another bounty hunter's hand before shooting his leg and killing him. - (Star Wars: Age of Republic - Jango Fett)
  • Boba Fett manages to overpower a large alien with six arms that towered at least two heads over himself. Boba cut off one of the alien's arms and broke three others trying to find information on Luke Skywalker. - (Star Wars Issue #05, 2015)
  • Boba Fett uses a large spear-like weapon, a small blaster, a sword, and a larger blaster to defeat four separate fighters in the Kanji fighting pit, using all weapons to land finishing and lethal blows to each of his opponent's heads. The fighting pit wouldn't let you get a decent amount of rest between fights because the only way to stop was to quit or lose, and Boba's goal was to reach the champion by putting together a win streak. - (Star Wars: War Of The Bounty Hunters Alpha)
  • Boba Fett notices another bounty hunter trying to get the drop on him via a reflection on a shiny object on the counter he was at. He quickly turns and nails the woman in the chest with a precise blaster bolt. - (Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Issue #01)
  • Boba Fett is ambushed by Bossk and tied up in a fibercord that sprung itself out of the snow. He then uses his flamethrower to heat up the snow and create a large cloud of steam, allowing him to cut himself free and shoot out his jetpack's missile towards Bossk. The Trandoshan manages to dodge the missile but it hits and explodes a ship behind him, the explosion taking Bossk's legs too. - (Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Issue #2)
  • Boba Fett shoots the blaster out of the hand of a thug while flying his jetpack alongside a speeder. - (Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters - Jabba the Hutt)
  • Boba Fett takes out stromtroopers on Tython wielding a gaderffii stick and without his armor. - (The Mandalorian, Chapter 14)*
  • Boba beats down stormtroopers on Tython with his fists. - (The Mandalorian, Chapter 14)*

Strength

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Speed/Reactions

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  • A young Boba manages to escape from being held with two knives at his throat to shoot the person holding him and then shoots the weapon out of another bounty hunter's hand before shooting his leg and killing him. - (Star Wars: Age of Republic - Jango Fett)
  • Boba Fett manages to jump out of the way of a deflected blaster bolt. He was fighting Luke Skywalker inside of Ben Kenobi's hut and standing only a few feet away from him, but was able to react to the blaster bolt being deflected back at him in time to jump out of the way. - (Star Wars Issue #06, 2015)
  • Boba Fett is able to use his jetpack to fly away and dodge an opening barrage of blaster fire from Wyrmen Lictor in their championship fight. He did this while in an environment that aided her physiology and would undoubtedly hamper his movement. - (Star Wars: War Of The Bounty Hunters Alpha)
  • Boba Fett uses his jetpack to evade blaster fire from Dengar who just had his blaster rifle trained on him. Boba is able to dodge both Dengar and Beilert Valance's attempts to shoot him despite Dengar being able to quickly snipe two guards just earlier. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #16 and Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Issue #4)

Durability/Endurance

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  • Boba Fett is fine after being in a room as a Thermal Detonator went off a few feet away from him. - (Star Wars: Age of Rebellion - Boba Fett)
  • Boba Fett is tackled and overpowered by the cyborg Beilert Valance and slammed against a wall. He frees himself by kicking Valance in the face with a spiked boot, but Valance then retaliates with a point-blank shot to Boba's face with his Palm Blaster. Although Valance states he didn't use a lethal charge, it still packed enough power to send Boba flying head over heels backward and over a railing, but he would bounce back like nothing happened. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #05)
  • Boba Fett takes two punches from the cyborg Beilert Valance and then shoots him with his flamethrower. - (Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Issue #05)
  • Boba is grabbed and tossed by Wyrmen Lictor's web and bounces off of two platforms before being stabbed through the shoulder by one of her legs. He then activates his jetpack's missile to blow up the platform the two of them were on and lands on top of the broken platform that crushes and finishes Wyrmen off. - (Star Wars: War Of The Bounty Hunters Alpha)
  • Boba Fett withstands a Thermal Detonator explosion at point blank range, although the explosion wasn't meant to do much damage to his ship. - (Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Issue #01)
  • Chewbacca picks up Boba Fett and starts choking him, but Boba wraps his legs around the Wookie’s head and forces him to defend himself from his gauntlet’s blade. Chewbacca then slams Boba on the ground but Boba shrugs it off and sprays him with his flamethrower. - (Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Issue #3)

Gear/Equipment

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Armor

Helmet

Kneepads

Boots

ESB Blaster Rifle

  • Boba Fett's primary weapon is his ESB blaster rifle. It's shorter and lighter than the E-11 blaster rifle that is the standard for Imperial Stormtroopers, with a quicker rate of fire but less accuracy and stopping power than the larger rifles. However, its electronic scope helps ensure accuracy at long ranges and its modified stock gives added stability, since the weapon requires two hands to fire thanks to its smaller size. - (Ultimate Star Wars)
  • Boba Fett's blaster rifle appears to disintegrate someone. - (Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures - "Boba Fett - The Bounty Hunter")

Blaster Pistol

Wrist Gauntlets

  • Dur-24 Wrist Laser
    • Boba Fett's wrist laser combines the full firepower of a standard blaster rifle with a range of up to 50 meters (164 feet). - (Ultimate Star Wars)
    • Boba Fett takes out two stormtroopers with shots from his gauntlet. - (The Mandalorian, Chapter 14)*
    • Boba Fett shoots a stromtrooper in the stomach with another shot from his gauntlet that sends him flying back. - (The Mandalorian, Chapter 14)*

Z-6 Jetpack

Explosives

  • Boba Fett has a Flash Grenade that can be used to blind targets for a few minutes. When used against Luke Skywalker, he was blinded the whole fight. - (Star Wars Issue #05, 2015)
  • Boba Fett uses an explosive against stormtroopers on Tython. - (The Mandalorian, Chapter 14)*

Knives

Gaderffii Stick

  • Boba used a gaderffii stick after he escaped from the sarlacc pit on Tatooine and would use this weapon until he retrieved his armor from Din Djarin on Tython. - (The Mandalorian, Chapter 14)*

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