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Gethzerion Respect Thread

This is my respect thread for the Nightsisters' leader Gethzerion. There was another respect thread for her, but given that it's incomplete, and its creator has left the site, I decided to make a new one with additional information on her powers.

Respect Gethzerion:

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I'd also recommend reading this thread in blog format.

Power

Gethzerion is noted by Augwynne to be very powerful:

Augwynne looked at the distant clouds, unconcerned, and a brilliant branch of orange lightning with many tongues arced up into the sky, as if expressly for her to see. "Oh, she's very powerful, and very angry. But for tonight, she will not come."

-- The Courtship Of Princess Leia

Augwynne claims that Gethzerion is too powerful to be allowed to leave Dathomir:

Chewie roared and Augwynne said, “We can’t give Gethzerion a ship. She is too powerful. You can’t give her access to the stars.”

-- The Courtship Of Princess Leia

Luke Skywalker views Gethzerion as powerful:

He saw the ground coming up fast, two black-robed Nightsisters standing on the rocks. Luke dropped beside one of them. He shouted in warning. A Nightsister turned, readying a spell. Luke fired. She stood as if angered, flames smoldering from her cloak, and he realized that the Force must be strong in this one. The other ran off into the haze.

The lone witch glared at Luke. Gethzerion pulled back her hood to show the purpled veins in her face.

-- The Courtship Of Princess Leia

She's powerful enough to cause Luke to feel a tremor in the Force when she used her powers to try to find him:

They walked a hundred yards through the shallows, lay down on the beach. Luke could feel a tremor in the Force, like a thin probing finger of thought, Gethzerion stretching out with her mind, trying to find them.

-- The Courtship Of Princess Leia

Being their leader, she is the most powerful of the Nightsisters:

The most powerful of the Nightsisters was an aged crone named Gethzerion.

-- The Dark Side Sourcebook

Even in her younger days, she was far more powerful than her sisters:

Of the three sisters, Gethzerion was by far the most powerful of the siblings; she could even cast some spells silently-something only their mother and Clan Protector Tannith could do.

-- Cracken's Threat Dossier

Gethzerion grew in power during her exile from the Singing Mountain Clan:

As Gethzerion grew in fame and power, so did the defections to the Nightsisters Clan.

-- Cracken's Threat Dossier

Gethzerion and the other Nightsisters grew quickly in power:

The Nightsisters were convinced that the other Witch clans were below them, weak and insubstantial. They found their power grew quickly, and while their flesh wilted into haggard, bruised and wrinkled husks, the shadowy energy they could bring forth gave them a twisted sense of joy no other Witch on Dathomir could possibly know.

-- Cracken's Threat Dossier

Gethzerion was repeatedly stated to be a threat to Emperor Palpatine, the most powerful Sith lord in history, with the latter being disturbed and even "stunned" by the depth of her power, stranding her on Dathomir as a result:

When he was alive, Emperor Palpatine had known of Gethzerion. He allowed her twisted usage of the dark side of the Force as long as she was trapped on Dathomir, where an Imperial penal colony housed political prisoners.

Knowing the extent of her powers, though, he decided it would be dangerous to let her get off planet, so Palpatine ordered the orbiting airfield destroyed, in the process stranding many of his own people.

-- The Essential Guide To Characters

With the rise of the New Order, Imperial forces constructed orbital shipyards and a penal colony on Dathomir's surface.

But after Emperor Palpatine learned the power of the Nightsister's leader, Gethzerion, he ordered all prison's ships destroyed to prevent her from leaving the planet.

-- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

But the Emperor, who sensed Gethzerion's power through the Force, realized that once Gethzerion mastered the controls of a shuttle, she could reach the orbiting docking facility, and from there spread her influence to the rest of the galaxy, one day perhaps even challenging him. The Emperor ordered the orbital docks destroyed, abandoning the lmperial forces of the penal colony to Gethzerion and the Nightsisters.

Ships were assigned to periodically the planet and make orbital scans to ensure that the Nightsisters were still confined to Dathomir, but were given strict orders never to land.

This state of affairs continued for many years, until the death of the Emperor.

-- The Dark Side Sourcebook

When the Nightsisters made contact, the Emperor was stunned by the depth of their leader Gethzerion's power. Wanting to keep her abilities safely bottled up, Palpatine ordered the prison's ships destroyed from orbit; the stranded guards were enslaved by Gethzerion and her twisted followers.

-- The Essential Guide To Planets And Moons

Chewie roared and Augwynne said, “We can’t give Gethzerion a ship. She is too powerful. You can’t give her access to the stars.”

“Han,” Leia said, “Augwynne has filled me in on a few things. I believe the Emperor himself was afraid of the Nightsisters. That’s why he interdicted this planet. Years ago, he started a nice little penal colony here, not knowing about the Nightsisters. When he learned about them, he blew the planet’s airfield from orbit and stranded hundreds of his own people here, along with the prisoners, rather than risk letting Gethzerion escape. That’s how frightened he was of Gethzerion".

-- The Courtship Of Princess Leia

It should be noted that other sources state or suggest either that Palpatine was afraid of the Nightsisters as a whole, or that he was disturbed by Gethzerion's growing strength, rather than her actualized power, with two of these statements being from more recent sources. And while there are more sources portraying Gethzerion herself as a threat to Sidious, there are almost as many of them stating otherwise, and since two of them are more recent, the value of her previous accolades is questionable:

A recently established prison colony on Dathomir brings the Nightsisters to the attention of Emperor Palpatine, who gauges the possibility of them being a threat to his reign.

-- Jedi Academy training Manual

The newcomers to Dathomir promptly encounter the Witches of the planet. The warriors of the Singing Mountain Clan are noble and fearless females who enslave males as breeding stock and ride atop trained rancor beasts. The Witch named Teneniel Djo at first wants to enslave Luke and Isolder, but she later comes to respect them. Such is not the case with the wicked Nightsister clan ruled by Gethzerion. They are cruel and evil magic wielders who long to escape the blockaded world. Years earlier, Palpatine was alarmed by their growing power and purposely stranded them on Dathomir.

-- The Essential Reader's Companion

Eight years earlier, the Emperor had constructed a prison on Dathomir, but when he'd learned of the Nightsisters, he had destroyed all of the prison's starships from orbit-better to lose a prison than to let rival Force users loose upon the galaxy.

-- The New Essential Chronology

Her powers grew through devotion to the dark side, and she was determined that her clan would rule, and eventually, escape the planet on which she had been stranded by Emperor Palpatine, who had been disturbed by Gethzerion's growing power.

-- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

Force knowledge

Gethzerion studied part of The Book of Law, gaining access to some of the forbidden magic of the Witches of Dathomir:

Gethzerion and Baritha began seeking out other exiled Force witches to join their new clan, which they called the Nightsisters. The Nightsisters explored the forbidden magic that Gethzerion could recall from The Book of Law, and through trial and error learned to master the dark arts of Dathomir.

They fought periodic battles with the other clans of Dathomir, and whenever possible, they promised to spare captives if they would forswear their old clan and join the Nightsisters.

-- The Dark Side Sourcebook

Gethzerion wrote the Book of Shadows, which contains detailed information about the Nightsisters' magic spell she created, as well as about the dark side in general:

When Gethzerion created the Nightsisters Clan, she decided that they needed their own book of lore to pass down through the generations-if only to tell the story of how thei clan was formed. The Book of Shadows goes into quite a bit of detail about the dark side of the Force as well, providing the reader advice on using dark side powers.

-- The Dark Side Sourcebook

Gethzerion taught her pupils that the ancient text, the Book of Law, was created by Allya after she had become old and weak. That Allya's power had always been on her own ends, and that when she began to lose control of senses, she fell into a world of self-pity and despair. A place, according to Gethzerion, no self-respecting Witch would allow herself to stumble into.

Gethzerion began compiling her own tome of learning. She created spells for her Nightsisters, and would make them practice their chants and songs until they were hoarse. Only a very few of their kind were allowed to assist in the writing of the Book of Shadows, that tells of the Nightsisters future glories among the heavens. From the beginning Gethzerion knew that she would one day leave Dathomir, taking her army of Nightsisters with her.

-- Cracken's Threat Dossier

Alter Environment

Gethzerion can summon storms via Alter Environment;

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She summons a Force storm around her dwellings, seemingly just by being angry, with Augwynne commenting that she is very powerful, and C-3PO wondering how much power output she can produce:

Outside, through the open portals, Han could see fierce storm clouds in the distance, flashing lightning. The stars here burned fiercely above the tree-covered mountains. Around him, the witches laughed and taught their daughters spells in the shadows. The young girls wore shirts and pants of simple hides, not the elaborate costumes of the fully trained witches. Yet the witches seemed more casual, more cozy around their children. They removed their headdresses and let their hair down. Without their full attire, they weren't so intimidating, and reminded Han only of rugged peasants. The witches' husbands worked silently, dressed in tunics of woven plant fibers, serving meals to the women so quietly that Han almost felt as if they must be communicating telepathically.
Augwynne sat nearby so that she could speak softly to Han and Leia. She noticed how Han frequently eyed the distant storm. "Do not worry yourself," she said. "That is only Gethzerion, thrashing in impotent fury. But she is too far away. There will be no Force storm tonight."
"Gethzerion is making that lightning?" Threepio asked, his eyes suddenly bright. "Why, I wonder how much power output she can produce."

Augwynne looked at the distant clouds, unconcerned, and a brilliant branch of orange lightning with many tongues arced up into the sky, as if expressly for her to see. "Oh, she's very powerful, and very angry. But for tonight, she will not come."

-- The Courtship Of Princess Leia

She manipulates clouds and smoke to take the form of her face:

“This is no weather for anyone,” Luke said, sniffing the air. The clouds were not the gray of storm clouds filled with heavy rain or the white of billowing clouds that promise summer sprinkles. These were dense clouds of dirt and soot rather than of water. He looked up, and suddenly the clouds above the valley swirled, as if a hand had waved above a cooking fire. Gethzerion’s face filled the sky, a face made of reddened smoke that frowned down upon them, eyes twitching. Then the face dissolved, but Luke was left with the uncanny feeling that Gethzerion was still up there, hidden behind the clouds, watching them. The rancors snarled and backed away from the cliff.

-- The Courtship Of Princess Leia

Gethzerion and other Nightsisters manipulate smoke and charge the air with static electricity:

The brown smoke hung ominously above like a pall to cover the world, yet it was utterly motionless. Somehow, the Nightsisters were manipulating the smoke, using the Force to wield it like a hammer. The air felt charged with static electricity.

-- The Courtship Of Princess Leia

Gethzerion summons storms to batter Luke and Tenel Djo:

The main obstacles to Gethzerion's plan were the younger Tenel Djo of the Singing Mountain Clan, and a Jedi named Luke Skywalker. Force storms Gethzerion conjured up and Zsinj's orbital nightcloak- which was causing Dathomir's atmosphere to cool-battered the Jedi and Nightsister of the light side, but they still held their own.

-- The Essential Guide To Characters

Telepathy/Force Sense

Gethzerion can instill fear in the minds of other people via Force Fear:

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She can conjure illusions:

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She stretches out with her mind to find Luke and his companions:

They walked a hundred yards through the shallows, lay down on the beach. Luke could feel a tremor in the Force, like a thin probing finger of thought, Gethzerion stretching out with her mind, trying to find them.

-- The Courtship Of Princess Leia

While far away from her, she gives Baritha instructions:

Baritha shouted, "Gethzerion, we have found the offworlder. He has a starship, but the clan sisters will not give him to us!" Han could hear a humming in his ears, almost as if a fly buzzed within his skull. The hair raised on his neck, and he knew for a certainty that no matter how far away this Gethzerion was, she had heard Baritha's call and was now giving the woman instructions.

--The Courtship Of Princess Leia

Gethzerion summons the Nightsisters for war, and telepathically hunts Barukka:

“Please,” Teneniel said, “we’ve come for your help!”

Barukka stayed outside the light of the fire, watching them like some wild animal. Her face was badly bruised. “You are in danger,” Barukka said at last. “Gethzerion has been summoning the Nightsisters for a war. I can feel her summons, pulling at me. You are her enemies.” Barukka’s voice was strangely contemplative, as if she were studying her own feelings.

“But we are not your enemies,” Luke said.

“Mother Augwynne told me that you petitioned to join the Singing Mountain clan,” Teneniel said. “We would like to welcome you back fully as a sister some day.”

“Yes,” Barukka said distantly. “She has chosen to leave the Nightsister clan.” She said it as if she were speaking of someone else, someone who was not in the cave, and Leia knew that this woman was not sane.

“You chose to leave the Nightsisters,” Teneniel said.

“Yes,” Barukka whispered, as if remembering.

“Will you help us?” Teneniel asked. “We need to go to the prison, to find some parts for a ship. Can you tell us where to look?”

Barukka stood unmoving for a long moment, frowning in concentration. She began to tremble, and whispered, “No, I can’t.”

“Why can’t you?” Luke said. “Gethzerion has no power over you.”

“She does!” Barukka said. “Can’t you hear her calling me? She hunts me! Even now, she is stalking me!”

“Does she call to you?” Luke asked. “Do you hear her voice in your head?”

“Yes,” Barukka said.

“What does she say?”

“She rails against me, curses me,” Barukka answered. “Sometimes I hear her at night, as if she is standing by my bed.”

“You two must have been close,” Luke said.

Teneniel said, “Gethzerion is her sister.”

-- The Courtship Of Princess Leia

She tries to probe the minds of Luke, Teneniel, Isolder and Leia:

The Nightsister nodded thoughtfully. Luke could feel her trying to probe them, and he almost pulled his blaster. Instead, he channeled the Force, let it flow into the witch, quiet her suspicions.

--The Courtship Of Princess Leia

While far away from him, she telepathically communicates with Han Solo, showing him an event that was taking place in that moment:

Suddenly, something shoved its way into his consciousness, as if an invisible hand had pushed through his skull. It was an odd sensation that left him feeling violated, dizzy. Very clearly, an image formed in Han's mind, a vision of dozens of men and women in orange coveralls, standing in a well-lighted room. They were looking up curiously, gazing around at walkways above them. On the walkways stood stormtroopers with blaster rifles. Han recognized the prison.

General Solo, Gethzerion's voice crawled through his mind. I hope you will find this amusing. As you see, I am here at the prison with dozens of your kind below me. I trust that you are a compassionate man, a caring man. I suspect you are. As you know, I have struggled through various means to cause you to come to me. Perhaps this will convince you.

A hand waved in front of his face, a hand partly concealed by a black robe, and Han perceived that he was viewing the scene through Gethzerion's eyes. The stormtroopers looked at her waving hand, began firing into the crowd. Men and women screamed and scattered, trying to run from blaster fire, but the gates back to the cell blocks had closed, and they could not escape. Han threw his arm in front of his eyes, tried to blind himself to the atrocities, but the vision persisted. He could not close his eyes against it, for the vision remained even when his eyes shut. Nor could he turn away, for the images followed him: a woman ran shrieking below the parapet, and Han saw Gethzerion's hand go up, blaster aimed as if he were staring through the laser sights, and she snapped a shot into the woman's back. Gethzerion's victim spun with the impact of the blast, then collapsed, stunned, as Gethzerion pulled off another shot. A man beside the dying woman raised his clasped hands, pleading for Gethzerion to spare them. The witch fired high into his right leg and the prisoner was thrown to the floor to die slowly as he bled to death.

These fifty people are already dead, Gethzerion said, forcing Han to continue viewing the murders. They die because of your stubbornness. When my stormtroopers finish with them, I will round up five hundred more just like them, bring them to this room to die. But you can save them, General Solo. I will send a Nightsister to pick you up at the foot of the fortress in my personal hover car. If you are not there to meet her in one hour, then those five hundred people will die, and you will get the privilege of watching. If you do not surrender after that, you will watch the deaths of another five hundred, and another. As I said, I trust that you are a compassionate man.

-- The Courtship Of Princess Leia

Force Heal

Gethzerion can heal herself:

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Nightsisters magic/Shadow Magic

Gethzerion knew many of the Shadow Magic spells listed in Cracken's Threat Dossier, and it is believed she had access to many more:

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She honed her magical skills during the years of her exile:

During her time in exile, Gethzerion spent her years honing her shadowy craft.

-- Cracken's Threat Dossier

She created a number of spells, teaching them to the other Nightsisters:

She created spells for her Nightsisters, and would make them practice their chants and songs until they were hoarse.

-- Cracken's Threat Dossier

She seemingly uses a spell to mortally wound Luke Skywalker, ripping blood vessels in the latter's brain and leaving him to die, though the latter was seemingly caught off guard:

“I’ve met your kind before,” Luke said. “Listen to me, Gethzerion: turn away from the dark side before it is too late!”

Gethzerion nodded thoughtfully. “Pardon me if I say that I don’t find you to be very impressive, young Jedi. It’s a shame that you must die before you have a chance to witness how I make your friends writhe.”

She pointed a finger at Luke, and before Luke even recognized her evil intent, a ripple of Force slammed into him. White lights exploded behind his eyes, and the right side of his face felt as if it had been smashed by a hammer. His left arm and right leg crumpled under their unbearable weight, and he dropped to the ground on one knee, stunned. All the noise and blaster fire and screams of pain died away, became a distant roaring. Gethzerion pointed at him again, twitched her finger, and his eyes lost focus. He felt the hammer blow to his left temple, dropped to his side and rolled over to his back, gasping. Luke stared up at the sky, watching streams of rocks hurtling above him—some propelled by the Force, others hurled by rancors.

Time seemed to slow. His head throbbed, pounding to the same rhythm as the beating of his heart. His face had gone cold, numb, and Luke realized distantly that Gethzerion’s spell had ripped open blood vessels in his brain, and he was about to die, one among hundreds of fatalities on this battlefield.

So this is how it would have been, if Vader had tried to kill me. Who had Luke been kidding? Teneniel had been right, Luke was no warrior. Ben, Luke thought. I failed you. I’ve failed you all. And suddenly there was a wave of pain, and Luke tried to remember who he’d just been talking to, tried to think of a name, someone he could call for help, but his mind was numb, empty, like the vast deserts of Tatooine lying naked beneath setting suns.

-- The Courtship Of Princess Leia

Long before her prime, Gethzerion was capable of casting some of the Witches of Dathomir's spells silently, which only Augwynne and Tannith could do. Later, she could use the magic of the Nightsisters without the need for chanting or rituals, intimidating and forcing her will on others with it:

The Nightsisters were Force wielders whose genes had been developed via selective breeding to assure power. The majority of them believed they had to chant, sing, or perform rituals and spells to use their magic.

Only Gethzerion realized they could use their Force talents without rituals; she used her "powerful" solo magic to intimidate and force her will on others.

-- The Essential Guide To Characters

She discovered that she was able to cast spells without the aid of chanting and other more primitive rituals.

-- Cracken's Threat Dossier

Of the three sisters, Gethzerion was by far the most powerful of the siblings; she could even cast some spells silently-something only their mother and Clan Protector Tannith could do.

-- Cracken's Threat Dossier

Along with other Nightsisters, she used her magic to make the Imperials on Dathomir her slaves:

Gethzerion and her clan of Nightsisters quickly took over the Imperial prison that held the Empire's rogue scientists and designers. Using their Shadow Magic, the Nightsisters made the Imperials their slaves. Those that resisted were promptly disposed of.

-- Cracken's Threat Dossier

The Imperials fought back and won, beginning a years-long campaign against the Force witches of Dathomir. Even so, Gethzerion, the leader, periodically visits the Imperial base and controls the minds of its troops and even its commanding officer, trying to gain access to a starship, so that she can spread her evil among the stars.

-- Insider 65

Force Lightning

Gethzerion knows Force Lightning:

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Telekinesis

Long before her prime, she causes a boulder to fall from a mountain, crushing Kara'Teel's body in the process:

Augwynne had left the protection of their mountain fortress, taking to the fields to watch her husband catch a giant wuffa worm. One telekinetic tug from Gethzerion's mind, and the loose rock high above would come crashing down upon the Clan Mother's head. Augwynne would be caught completely unaware. But all did not proceed according to plan.

When the boulder began to fall from the mountain heights, it was her sister Kara'Teel, not Augwynne, who paid the price. Sacrificing her life so that her mother might live, Kara'Teel pushed Augwynne out of the boulder's path-her body crushed in the process.

-- Cracken's Threat Dossier

Gethzerion telekinetically tortures Han Solo by crushing a number of his bones:

Gethzerion twitched her finger, and Han jerked upright, found himself with his feet dangling in the air, held by an invisible cord around his throat. Gethzerion watched him intently, began to sing, swaying from side to side. He felt the noose around his neck tightening. Han chocked, kicked, fought to break free.

"I wonder what your thermal detonator would have done to me," Gethzerion reflected, still swaying. "I suspect it would have blasted my flesh into scraps, and broken my bones, and fried me all at once. So I think I shall do all of these things to you—but not so hastily. Not all at once. I think we shall work from the inside out. First I'll snap your bones, one by one. Do you know how many bones there are in the human body, General Solo? If you do, just triple the number, and you'll know how many bones you'll have when I finish with you. We'll begin with your leg," Gethzerion said. "Listen carefully!" She twitched her finger, and the tibia in his right leg made crackling sounds. A painful spasm made its way up to his hip.

"Aaaghh," he cried—and saw something over the desert. There about two kilometers off he saw the running lights of the Millennium Falcon speeding toward them, only meters above the ground.

Gethzerion smiled in satisfaction. "There now, you have three bones where you had but one."

Han tried to stall her, tried to think of anything that would slow her for a moment. "Listen," he strained to speak. "You aren't going to do this to, to, to my teeth, are you?" he said, unable to think of anything else. "I mean, uh, anything but the teeth!" He glanced around the compound. Several Nightsisters were coming out the bottom of the towers.

"Oh, yes, the teeth," Gethzerion said, and she twitched her forefinger. Han's right upper rear molar exploded with a popping sound, and the stabbing pain shot through his ear and upper face, until it felt as if Gethzerion had grabbed his eye at the socket and were intent on pulling it through the roof of his mouth. Han silently cursed himself for giving her nifty ideas. The Falcon wasn't getting here fast enough, and Han shook his head.

"Wait!" he cried. "Let's talk about this!" and Gethzerion wiggled her forefinger again. The upper left rear molar snapped, and suddenly there was a whooshing sound as the Falcon fired its missiles.

-- The Courtship Of Princess Leia

She kills Melvar and 100 stormtroopers, seemingly with casual ease:

Melvar got up, tried to recover his dignity, and took the detonator. "Thank you," he grunted.

"Ah, and allow me to do you one more favor!" Gethzerion whispered, stepping forward. "By giving you this—” Her eyes opened wide, blazing, and she made a raking motion with her index finger. Beside Han the general gasped, reached up to hold his temple, then staggered forward a pace. "A simple death!" Gethzerion cackled. All around Han, a hundred stormtroopers crumpled simultaneously, some of them staggering a step or two, some firing blaster rifles in the air so that Han instinctively ducked. Within three seconds the stormtroopers lay on the ground like drugged birds, unmoving. Han looked up at the carrier, waiting for the ship to open fire. Nothing happened. The ship remained deathly still.

--The Courtship Of Princess Leia

Physical Capabilities

Speed/Agility

She avoids a blaster shot by crouching:

A volley of blaster fire shot from the dorsal turrets with pinpoint accuracy. Gethzerion crouched as the bolt ripped through the air where her head had been.

-- The Courtship Of Princess Leia

She avoids blaster fire by leaping:

She leaped away from the ship, jumped and twisted just as another volley tore beneath her.

Han got a spooky feeling about this. Nobody could fire a ship’s blasters with such accuracy. He rolled under the gangplank to take cover from flying debris. The heavily armored guard droids on all six prison towers spun on their turrets and opened fire on the Falcon, blasting with their cannons.

-- The Courtship Of Princess Leia

Gethzerion jumps faster than Han Solo would have believed possible:

Gethzerion must have recognized that staying on the ground to fight was futile, for she leaped up the gangplank of the Imperial ship faster than Han would have believed possible. The carrier’s turbines whirred to life before the gangplank even raised, and the air around the ship took on a blue sheen as shields activated. This was an Imperial personnel carrier—fully armed and shielded, nothing for the Falcon to toy with.

-- The Courtship Of Princess Leia

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Darth Vader Respect Thread (Canon)

This respect thread for Canon Vader was simply made with the purpose of making more room to add new accolades and feats from both continuities for all my threads. My other Vader threads (1,2,3) were too long to add new content.

With that out of the way, respect Canon Darth Vader:

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As always, I'd recommend switching to blog format.

Power/Force Knowledge

Jeremy Barlow, author of the SOD comic series, claims that Vader's power is beyond that of Maul and Dooku:

"His power isn’t on Vader’s level, true, or even on Count Dooku’s level — but that never stops him. He stands alongside the Sith Lords only by sheer force of will."

-- http://www.previewsworld.com/Article/145871-Jeremy-Barlow-Picks-Up-From-The-Clone-Wars-With-Darth-Maul-Series

Ashoka claims that the Force is strong with Vader:

"The Force is strong with him."

-- Star Wars Rebels Season 2: The Siege Of Lothal

Vader's dark side presence on Lothal is so powerful that Ezra Bridger felt cold, even while he was still in space:

"I didn't think I would miss it but... do you feel that?"

"What is it?"

"I feel... so cold."

Credit to DarthAnt66

-- Star Wars Rebels Season 2: The Siege Of Lothal

He was stated as the most powerful Sith, suggesting that he is above Palpatine in power or potential:

Through his veins courses the bloodline of the most powerful Jedi and Sith, and Ren sees it as his birthright to rule the weaker beings in the galaxy.

-- The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary

Vader muses that his injuries increased his connection to the Force, suggesting that he has become more powerful than he was as Anakin:

VADER COMPLETED HIS MEDITATION and opened his eyes. His pale, flame-savaged face stared back at him from out of the reflective black surface of his pressurized meditation chamber. Without the neural connection to his armor, he was conscious of the stumps of his legs, the ruin of his arm, the perpetual pain in his flesh. He welcomed it. Pain fed his hate, and hate fed his strength. Once, as a Jedi, he had meditated to find peace. Now he meditated to sharpen the edges of his anger.

He stared at his reflection a long time. His injuries had deformed his body, left it a ruin, but they’d perfected his spirit, strengthening his connection to the Force. Suffering had birthed insight.

-- Lords Of The Sith

Bearing in mind that Anakin grew vastly more powerful after Ahsoka left the Jedi, and that his power increased even more than that after falling to the dark side:

They had many adventures together, and as Ahsoka matured, so did Anakin. But Ahsoka eventually became disillusioned and left the Jedi Order, an act which Anakin regretted. The Clone Wars continued, and Anakin became a hero and grew vastly in power.

-- http://www.starwars.com/databank/anakin-skywalker

He knelt before Darth Sidious, adopting the mantle of Darth Vader. Tapping into the dark side, Anakin found his powers increasing.

-- http://www.starwars.com/databank/anakin-skywalker-biography-gallery

Paul S. Kemp stated that Palpatine deep down knows Vader's true potential and is wary of it. This would indicate that, in spite of his injuries, Vader's potential is still very high:

Somewhere in the back of Palpatine's mind, he knows what Vader's potential is. He feels he may be wrong, but he is wary of it. So he's very interested in determining his ability to manipulate Vader and testing his loyalty and assuring himself that this tiger that he holds by the tail is going to stay that way.

-- Insider 157

He is viewed by Dave Filoni as a level 50 or 80 character, as opposed to the Ghost crew members, who were level 4 or 5, indicating that Vader is astronomically above them:

What Vader represents to me in Rebels is the ultimate manifestation of your fear, and of your inability to move forward. They are not going to be able to defeat Darth Vader. This is an immovable object. The easiest way to explain it is, our heroes are like level five characters and Vader’s level 50. [Laughs] It’s not going to take much for him to do them in.

-- http://www.starwars.com/news/interview-dave-filoni-on-star-wars-rebels-part-3

I don’t think our Rebels are a match for him, on any level. Our guys are like level three, maybe they got to level four this season. What’s Vader, like level 80?

(...)

So it’s a challenge to write believable scenes, mainly from our heroes’ side, that you believe they could have any success in this next season because there are some very heavy hitters that have been brought in to deal with them.

-- http://screenrant.com/star-wars-rebels-season-2-darth-vader-ahsoka/

Vader claims that he grows more powerful with every step he takes away from Obi-Wan:

"I need not imagine being more powerful. I am more powerful with every step I take away from you".

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-- Darth Vader 24

He was the greatest enemy of the Jedi Order:

"...Even as they trained me, molded me into a weapon to confront and destroy their greatest enemy--my father."

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-- The Last Jedi Comic 1

He is regarded as the ultimate instrument of the dark side:

Darth Vader is the ultimate instrument of the dark side.

--Rebels Confidential: Darth Vader | Star Wars Rebels | Official Disney XD UK HD

Vader is Sheev's most powerful emissary and a champion of the Dark Side:

But the younger Skywalker’s life changed forever when he learned that not only was Anakin in fact a Jedi Knight who fought in the Clone Wars, but also that he subsequently became Darth Vader, the Emperor’s most feared and powerful emissary, and a champion of the dark side of the Force.

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-- The Last Jedi Collector's Edition

Even his greatest enforcer, Vader, seemed oblivious to it, and Vader also claimed mastery over the dark Force, did he not?

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-- Aftermath: Empire's End

Raymus now understood why the rebel fleet had gambled everything to steal the data, and why the Empire had dispatched its most fearsome, unstoppable asset to recover it.

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-- From A Certain Point Of View: Raymus

Darth Vader is a powerful Sith Lord and strong in the Dark Side:

Not much is known about the Sith. But one thing's for sure: there is nothing more scary than a powerful Sith Lord like Darth Vader.

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-- Beware The Sith, Darth Vader, Rebel Hunter!

Vader is dangerous and powerful:

MEET LORD VADER

He is dangerous, powerful, and always dressed in black armor. Darth Vader is not a man to cross. Even imperial officers fear this mysterious Sith Lord who answers only to the Emperor.

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-- Beware The Sith, Darth Vader, Rebel Hunter!

Vader is feared throughout the galaxy:

Who is Darth Vader? Darth Vader is a Sith Lord. He is one of the most feared figures in the galaxy.

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-- Beware The Sith, Darth Vader, Rebel Hunter!

According to Rey, Kylo Ren is afraid that he'll never be as strong as Vader, suggesting that the latter is far more powerful than his grandson:

"You, you're afraid that you'll never be as strong as Darth Vader."

-- The Force Awakens

This is also corroborated by Kylo asking Vader's mask to show him the power of darkness, indicating he views his grandfather as much more powerful than himself:

"Forgive me. I feel it again. The pull to the light. Supreme Leader senses it. Show me again, the power of the darkness, and I will let nothing stand in our way. Show me, Grandfather, and I will finish what you started."

-- The Force Awakens

Vader possessed great power even shortly after getting into his suit:

The intensity of Vader's anguish and self-hatred made it clear that he still possessed great power.

-- http://www.starwars.com/databank/darth-sidious-biography-gallery

Vader's fury was so powerful that traces of it still remained in the Jedi Temple after Operation: Knightfall:

The subsurface Sith shrine wasn't the sole area in the palace where the dark side of the Force was strong. Rooms and corridors throughout the lower levels still bore traces of the resentful fury Darth Vader had unleashed in the final days of the Clone Wars.

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-- Tarkin

Palpatine compares Vader to Maul and Dooku, and regards him as the apprentice he wanted, suggesting he is more powerful than his predecessors:

I am the first to restore the Sith to their rightful place in the galaxy. As we planned, the Jedi thought the Sith gone, we were so inconsequential. The pomp of the Jedi, was insufferable. I set the galaxy aflame, my apprentice. I've purged all weakness and impurity. From the ashes, we would have a new age. I learned from the mistakes of my forebears. I used those who were not Sith to achieve my aims.

Any my apprentices ? Darth Maul was a loss, but Darth Tyranus... He was a proton torpedo. He served his purpose and was gone... I had a superior candidate in mind.

--

In that long night, with their technology, we remade you. In this way, we saved the Empire. I would have the apprentice I required.

-- Darth Vader 20

Palpatine describes Vader's powers as unparalleled:

“Come, Darth Vader, you of all people should accept that some are born for greatness. That some are larger than life.”

Vader remained silent.

“Yes, Lord Vader—Tarkin.” Sidious softened his tone. “You are a true Sith, Lord Vader. Your dedication is unerring and your powers unparalleled. Perhaps, however, you are under the misimpression that only Sith and Jedi have trials to pass.”

-- Tarkin

Vader is implied to be aware of certain mysteries about the Force:

"Yes, he is, absolutely. I'm not saying I agree with Ben-I simply don't know what he meant. There are mysteries about the Force to which Vader might know the answers."

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-- Heir To The Jedi

Vader's knowledge of the dark side makes him unnerving and dangerous:

Vader's knowledge of the dark side of the Force makes him unnerving and dangerous.

Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated And Expanded

Physical Capabilities

General Accolades

Vader's armor both sustains and enhances his body:

Widely feared as Emperor Palatine's deadliest enforcers, Darth Vader is, in reality, a tormented soul imprisoned inside life-supporting armor that both sustains his horrifically damaged body and enhances it, with advanced prostheses, and augmented sensory, skeletal and nervous systems.

-- Ultimate Star Wars

Speed/Mobility

19 BBY Vader seemingly appears out of nowhere (credit to Dawn_Of_Ages):

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Vader forms 6 afterimages out of his blade:

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Vader creates a barrier around his body with his lightsaber, while simultaneously deflecting omnidirectional laser fire:

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Vader moves with preternatural speed and swings his lightsaber as a blur:

Vader was forty meters from her. He stood up straight, towering over the crew near him. He was looking right at her, his lightsaber held at his side, and she could feel the weight of his regard pressing against her like a punch. He exploded into motion, moving toward her at preternatural speed, his strides devouring the deck space between them. Crew scrambled out of the way at his approach, his dark form knifing through them.

She raised her blasters and took aim, shooting as fast as she could pull the triggers, scribing the air between them with lines of red energy. Vader didn't slow his sprint and his lightsaber was a blur as he came on, deflecting her shots in all directions. A few came back at her. One hit the pallet and sent tools skittering along the deck. Another scorched the bulkhead beside her, but still she fired.

The crew in the corridor panicked, scrambling in all directions. An officer got in Vader's way, slowing his approach for a moment, and Vader tossed him aside with his free hand as if the man weighed no more than a child.

Isval! Eshgo said from behind her.

Vader was twenty meters and closing.

She was shouting, firing, but her shots could not get past the line of his lightsaber. She didn't understand how it was possible, until her own words came back to her: Vader was not a man.

-- Lords Of The Sith

Deflecting fire from a freighter:

The freighters opened fire, writing thick lines of plasma onto the air. The shots churned the ground, destroyed trees, heated the air of the clearing; one slammed into the chest of a Royal Guard and vaporized all of him save for his helmet.

Lost in the Force, Vader anticipated the shots that would have hit him, saw the appropriate angles of impact and deflection, and used the rapid spinning of his lightsaber to turn first one, then a second, and then a third shot not into the tree line but back at the ships, the heat and energy of the blaster shots driving him backward, warming the hilt of his weapon, a heat he could feel even through his glove.

-- Lords Of The Sith

He moves his blade impossibly fast:

Beak was shooting, too—Namir could hear the sound of energized particles scorching cold air across the hall, but he didn’t dare look. Vader didn’t hesitate or fall. Instead, something appeared in his hand between the pulses of crimson light and suddenly he was holding a weapon, a blade of coherent energy that danced with a twist of his wrist. If Vader had been protected by a force field, it appeared no longer necessary: his energy blade deflected bolts impossibly swiftly, humming and buzzing and crackling as it swept aside a storm of fire.

-- Battlefront: Twilight Company

Keeping up with Ezra and Kanan while holding back:

Leaping over a Lylek's attack:

Feeling danger behind, he spun and lopped off the two front legs of another lylek that was poised to impale him through the back. He leapt atop its flailing, skittering body, riding it for a time while his blade slashed and stabbed at its fellows. He ended the creature's squeals of pain by driving his blade down and through its abdomen.

-- Lords Of The Sith

Leaping above a mass of Lyleks:

Wanting a moment to gather himself and check on his Master, he jumped high above the teeming mass of lyleks to a ledge five meters up on the wall, using the Force to augment his leap. The creatures he had just escaped gnashed their mandibles, waved their tentacles, and tried to climb over one another in their frustration as they scrabbled at the side of the wall.

-- Lords Of The Sith

Vader and Sidious show the speed and agility to dodge the Lylek queen's attacks. Noting that the queen's speed was compared to a lightning strike:

Vader and the Emperor stood in the shadow of the queen's towering form. Her respiration was audible in the sudden lull, loud and wet. Each of her six legs was a meter and a half in circumference, and the spikes they ended in looked like sword blades. Her squirming tentacles (four instead of two) were ten meters long, as thick as a man's waist, and ended in glistening points of chitin that leaked some kind of ichor, or perhaps poison. Her mouth could easily bite a person in half.

She advanced slowly, tentacles squirming, the ends of her legs striking the ground with a clipped, staccato rhythm. She lowered her head and hissed as she came on. Her mandibles worked the empty air.

Vader's Master wore the same knowing half smile he seemed always to wear. Shall we begin, Lord Vader?

Vader answered only with the sound of his breathing.

The queen exploded into motion and so, too, did Vader and the Emperor. A tentacle lashed at Vader and he leapt over it, sidestepping a second tentacle, and chopped down with his blade. He missed as the queen snapped the tentacle back, his blade putting a charred furrow in the stone of the floor. He leapt high over her, flipping at the apex of his trajectory, and as he descended he took his blade in a two-handed grip and pointed it downward to impale her.

She lurched sidewise and lashed out with a tentacle, which struck him squarely and knocked him to the floor. She turned as though to advance on him, but his Master sprang before her, jumping, twirling, and ducking under the rapid swings of her tentacles and the spikes of her legs. His lightsaber slashed rapidly at every opening, striking the tentacles but scarring them only, not severing them.

The queen lunged toward his Master and he flipped backward, landing a few paces away. Vader jumped to his feet, spinning out of the way of her attempt to stab him with the chitinous spike at the end of one of her tentacles. He found himself face-to-face with five lyleks, all of them hissing, tentacles squirming. He stabbed one through the head, backflipped high over another, hit the ground, and severed its rear legs.

To his right his Master gestured and, with the Force, lifted two of the lyleks from the floor. Vader and his Master exchanged no words, but each knew precisely what the other intended. With a casual throwing motion, the Emperor flung the two lyleks in Vader's direction, their legs and tentacles squirming, bellies exposed. Slashing and turning a rapid spin, Vader bisected both of them; the four gory pieces that remained fell to the floor in a heap.

From above, blaster shots slammed into the lylek that remained before him, with several shots bouncing off its carapace before one finally caught it in the head and put it down. Vader glanced up to see Deez kneeling in the tunnel's mouth, blaster rifle lowered, firing down into the melee.

Vader reflexively slashed with his lightsaber as another lylek scrabbled toward him. The blade took off the legs and left the creature squealing and spasming. He saw his Master dodging the rapid, repeated strikes of the queen's tentacles. The Emperor twisted and spun and leapt, slashing with his lightsaber where he could, and where the blade bit into the thick tentacles it opened black gashes that leaked a thick ichor. The pain seemed only to make her angrier.

Vader leapt high and landed at his Master's side. The queen roared and loosed a flurry of strikes. Working in tandem, they parried her blows, counterstruck, opened dozens of holes in her tentacles, their blades spinning blurs before them. Her very bulk slowly pushed them backward, and from time to time they had to turn their attention to a lylek that rushed them or tried to jump them from the side. Moving almost as one, the two Sith Lords turned and spun around an unspoken central point, parrying, slashing, killing. Frustrated, the queen rushed toward them with surprising speed. Her huge body slammed into them both, knocking them backward. Quick as a lightning strike, she struck with snapping mandibles.

The Emperor fell flat to the floor to avoid the bite and she slammed her legs down at him like so many pikes, each blow chipping the stone of the floor. He rolled and spun underneath the mountain of her body while Vader slashed at her tentacles, the ichor from her many wounds spraying in all directions. She was trying simply to smash his Master with her mass, but Vader perceived her intent, raised a hand, and held her up, straining, grunting for the fraction of a moment that it took for his Master to roll out from under her. And then they were at her again, their blades humming and cutting. She hissed, wounded tentacles flailing, legs stomping, and bounded backward in a crouch.

Emperor! Deez shouted from above, and fired at the queen as rapidly as he could pull the trigger.

The shots bounced off her carapace and ricocheted wildly around the chamber. Vader used his lightsaber to deflect one into the face of the lylek nearest him, killing it. Beside him, his Master split the head of a lylek that lunged at him. Vader decided to finish matters.

Master, he said, and nothing more.

Go, the Emperor said.

Vader sprinted forward and leapt high. The moment he reached the apex of his jump, his Master seized him with the Force and flung him the rest of the way so that he landed atop the queen's back.

Immediately she bucked, tentacles flailing, and he drove his lightsaber down into her back. To his surprise, the blade only bit partially and then slipped to the side. She screamed and hissed with agony. He grasped it two-handed again, preparing another blow, but she reared up hard, bucking, and flung him to the floor. He landed near his Master, who grabbed him by the arm and heaved him to his feet with uncanny strength.

She whirled around at them and whipped her tentacles at Vader and his Master, following with a lunge forward and a vicious bite at Vader. They sidestepped her attacks, once more falling into their usual rhythm, and crosscut at her head with their lightsabers. Both blades struck home. The Emperor tore a long gash in the armored exoskeleton of her head, and Vader destroyed one eye. She shrieked and reared backward, eye socket leaking gore, tentacles whipping wildly. Deez continued to pour down fire at her, but the shots appeared to do her little or no harm. Still, the distress of their queen drove the remaining lyleks into a frenzy, and they charged from all sides.

Vader bounded backward, leapt high up on the wall, and hung with one hand from a narrow ledge, his boots planted on the stone. He'd assumed his Master would do the same, but he hadn't. Instead, his Master stood in the center of a crowd of the creatures, spinning, whirling, slashing, killing. Deez diverted his fire from the wounded queen to the lyleks attacking the Emperor, but the frenetic motion of the combat prevented him from aiming accurately, and his shots bounced off their carapaces in all directions.

The queen recovered enough to survey the scene and her eye fell on Vader, perched as he was on the wall, seemingly vulnerable, and she lurched toward him, shrieking. She pushed through the lyleks around her, her tentacles squirming wildly, grasping for him. Her remaining eye fixed on him and her mouth opened wide in a prolonged hiss.

Below, an explosion of Force lightning shredded a handful of lyleks and left his Master standing in the center of a circle of charred, dead creatures. He made eye contact with Vader, nodding, and Vader knew to hold his position as the queen closed.

His Master raised both hands and sent a storm of Force lightning into the queen, enmeshing her in sizzling blue lines. She screamed and spasmed in agony, her mandibles parting wide to reveal the rows of her teeth as the lightning tore at her carapace and the organs underneath, burning her inside and out.

Vader acted quickly. Drawing on the Force, he leapt off the wall straight at her head. Despite her pain, she managed to snatch him out of midair with a tentacle, seizing him around the waist and squeezing. His armor creaked under the strain and he shouted with pain but, as ever, let the pain draw him deeper into the Force.

She lifted him high and jerked him toward her slashed face, the ruin of her eye, her mouth opened wide to hiss, exactly as he'd anticipated.

Finish her! his Master shouted.

He threw his lightsaber at her open mouth, guiding it with the Force, causing it to spin as rapidly as a rotor as it flew into her gullet. She gagged, recoiled, one good eye wide with pain and confusion, as Vader maintained his mental hold on his spinning blade, cutting her apart from the inside out. Desperately, instinctively, she drove the spiked, poisoned tip of another tentacle at his chest.

Enmeshed in the Force, he caught the spike in his gauntleted fist and stopped it before it reached his armor. He grunted with pain, with exertion, the thick, muscular appendage of the giant creature straining against his Force-fueled strength. He was the stronger, and stared into her face as his lightsaber tore through her innards and his Master's lightning charred her flesh.

She screamed again in a final burst of agony, and the hulking remains of her body collapsed to the floor, taking Vader, clutched now in a limp tentacle, with her. He hit the floor in a crouch along with the bulk of her carcass, shook off the tentacle, and recalled his lightsaber to his hand. The blade cut through her carcass and returned to his hand, slick with fluid.

The remaining lyleks shrieked and chittered, tentacles and legs jerking wildly. Deez continued to blast at them.

Vader met the eyes of his Master, standing five meters away, and both nodded. Immersed in the Force, they set about slaughtering the remaining lyleks. The lines of their lightsabers rose and fell, rose and fell, and the confused, stunned beasts barely defended themselves. Soon the floor was carpeted in carcasses, and Vader and his Master were the only living things standing amid the carnage.

His Master's cackle filled the silence. Both deactivated their blades.

Well done, my friend, the Emperor said.

Back up in the tunnel, Deez used the high-tensile cable integrated into his belt to rappel down the wall. He picked his way through the slaughter, obviously trying and failing to control the expression of awe on his face, until he stood before Vader and the Emperor. He took a knee, his fist to his chest.

My Emperor.

The captain? Vader asked.

Killed by one of the creatures, Lord Vader, Deez said as he stood. His body is not recoverable.

To Vader, the Emperor's mind seemed to be elsewhere. He may have heard Deez or not; Vader could not tell.

I think we should leave this place before it starts to stink, the Emperor said finally. This is the way to the surface, I'm quite sure.

Together, Vader, the Emperor, and Deez moved quickly through the tunnels, ever upward, back toward the surface. They stayed alert for lyleks, but the tunnels were empty. The entire nest must have been annihilated.

The creatures struggled when the queen died. When the head is removed, the body must soon die,†the Emperor commented.

Vader said nothing, merely looked at his Master.

Do you not see? That's why we're hunted, Lord Vader. The rebels hope to cut the head from the Empire.

Of course, Vader said. It was unlike his Master to state something so obvious except with a purpose. And?

His Master adorned his face with his usual half smile. Many things are that way, even some relationships. If the head is removed, the body cannot exist alone. The relationship is complementary, almost symbiotic.

Vader understood his point then. Yes, Master.

The roll of thunder reverberating through the stone told them they were nearing the surface. The tunnel they traversed gradually narrowed until they could move only single-file. Deez led, and Vader came last.

Ahead, Vader saw that the tunnel was blocked. He could hear the sound of dripping water and falling rain from behind the blockage. Deez climbed amid the rubble, trying to peer through it.

We're right at the end, he said. I can see the outside through a crack in this rockfall. Probably a rockslide caused by the rain. We'll need to clear it, my lords.

Vader and the Emperor stepped around Deez, faced the tons of rock and dirt, and both felt deeply into the Force. As one, they raised their hands, summoned their collective power, and loosed a sudden blast that was more powerful than a grenade. Rock and dirt exploded outward, no doubt traveling high into the night sky.

Beyond, they could see the trunks of trees and falling rain.

It's clear, Sergeant, said the Emperor with a smile.

-- Lords Of The Sith

Vader moves with even greater speed than Sidious.

With preternatural speed the Emperor drew, ignited, and slashed at the girl with his lightsaber, but Vader had sensed his Master's intent and moved with greater speed, igniting his own blade and intercepting his Master's blow before it could land.

-- Lords Of The Sith

The value of this feat is questionable, however, because Vader later mused that the Emperor was holding back to test him:

Vader looked from his Master to the dark mouth of the mine inside of which Drua and the rest of the villagers had fled. He felt the Emperor's eyes on him, the intensity of the gaze, the weight of his expectations, and Vader knew that the day's events had been only half about depleting a rebel movement before it could grow. They had also, as Vader had suspected, been about testing him, forcing him to face the ghosts of his past and exorcise them forever and fully. He saw that more clearly now; saw, too, that his Master was right to administer the test. It also explained why his Master had shown so little of his true power throughout the day. Perhaps he'd wanted Vader to rely on himself to overcome the challenges they'd faced. Or perhaps he'd wanted to seem weaker than he was, to draw out any treacherous ambitions Vader may have held.

-- Lords Of The Sith

Cutting down a repair crew before they could react:

Vader stepped from the lift and used the Force to augment his speed, sprinting through the smoky, crowded corridors. He saw a Twi’lek repair crew ahead, four men and a woman. They navigated an antigrav tool-and-parts pallet through the corridor, and nothing about them looked suspicious. He didn’t care. He ignited his lightsaber, and when he did, the Imperials in the corridor parted before him, wide-eyed, confused.

The Twi’leks had only a moment to register his approach before he cut them down in rapid succession. He left five corpses and a hall full of gawking troops behind him as he pelted onward.

-- Lords Of The Sith

Casually deflecting dozens of blaster bolts:

She looked up, saw the V-wings turning sharply to come back in on an attack vector. They must have found something along the top of the quarry at which to shoot.

Movement outside the ship caught her eye, and when she saw the source, it caught her breath.

Lord Vader strode heedlessly through the crossfire, cape flowing out behind him, his lightsaber cutting the air before him, deflecting dozens of blaster shots back at the Twi'leks, killing one, another, another. He did it all almost casually, as though his mind was on other things. The black lenses of his helmet were fixed upward, at the rim of the quarry.

-- Lords Of The Sith

Moving preternaturally fast:

As Mors watched, Vader exploded into motion, moving at a preternatural speed that left her mouth hanging open stupidly. Vader was heading directly for the side of the quarry, which was too steep for an ordinary man to scale.

-- Lords Of The Sith

Repelling blaster fire and moving his blade fast enough to turn the air red:

Those V-wings are coming back around, Goll said, firing down into the quarry at Vader, who was sprinting across the quarry's floor, coming on so fast that Cham would not have believed it had he not seen it. Isval had both pistols out and aimed, firing red lines at Vader. Cham was shooting as fast as he could, too, but Vader's blade was faster, deflecting every shot, sending fully half of them back at Isval and Cham and Goll, causing them to duck and cover.

When Vader reached the steep-walled side of the quarry he bounded up, caught a hold on some protuberance or other, crouched, and bounded up again.

That's impossible, Goll muttered, but he kept firing.

Isval knew better. She'd seen what Vader could do. Nothing he did surprised her.

And now he was coming for them.

They kept firing, leaning out over the lip of the quarry to fire down the steep side, but Vader's lightsaber turned the air red before him and none of their shots so much as touched him. He leapt from one spot to the next, ascending, pausing only for a moment upon landing to tense before leaping again and ascending farther.

-- Lords Of The Sith

Vader casually parries two lightsaber blows from behind without even looking at his attackers:

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He displays enough speed to keep up with Ahsoka, in spite of the latter being a very fast and exceptionally agile Force user:

Strength

He tears apart a metal door, seemingly with his raw strength alone, a feat he accomplished shortly after ROTS:

He tosses an officer aside as if the latter weighed no more than a child:

The crew in the corridor panicked, scrambling in all directions. An officer got in Vader's way, slowing his approach for a moment, and Vader tossed him aside with his free hand as if the man weighed no more than a child.

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-- Lords of the Sith

He is stronger than the Lylek queen, blocking one of her tentacles with one hand:

Desperately, instinctively, she drove the spiked, poisoned tip of another tentacle at his chest.

Enmeshed in the Force, he caught the spike in his gauntleted fist and stopped it before it reached his armor. He grunted with pain, with exertion, the thick, muscular appendage of the giant creature straining against his Force-fueled strength. He was the stronger, and stared into her face as his lightsaber tore through her innards and his Master's lightning charred her flesh.

-- Lords Of The Sith

Supporting Ahsoka's full weight with one hand (credit to Azronger):

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Vader displays enough strength to crush a Holocron:

He is impossibly strong, tossing Kanan and Ezra aside as if they were weightless:

He slowly approaches the Jedi, towering over them. As they fight, he's impossibly strong, dueling with ease and tossing the Jedi and Padawan aside as if they were weightless.

-- http://www.starwars.com/tv-shows/star-wars-rebels/the-siege-of-lothal-episode-gallery

He shows enough strength to heavily strain Ahsoka Tano. Noting that Padawan Tano was strong enough to push back the likes of Grievous in a bladelock:

Durability/Stamina/Pain tolerance

A far from prime Vader withstands being torched by two flamethrowers, seemingly with ease (credit to Dawn_Of_Ages):

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He casually tanks blaster fire and kills some hunters (credit to Dawn_Of_Ages):

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Vader withstands lightning, and remains conscious enough that he could still have killed Tarkin had he chosen to (credit to Dawn_Of_Ages):

Withstanding AT-AT fire:

Vader survives a massive explosion that destroyed the Sith temple of Malachor and part of the area around it, seemingly without sustaining any severe injury.

Noting that the Sith temple was a superweapon powered by a kyber crystal, the explosion of the latter being potent enough to create a massive shockwave that atomized/destroyed several Tie fighters and Gozanti-class cruisers:

Tanking a lightsaber blow:

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Withstanding a blaster bolt:

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Shortly after his reconstruction, he tanks Rots Palpatine's lightning, and even manages to stand up with no apparent difficulty afterwards, though the Emperor was holding back:

He withstands being thrown against a wall by a water wave, and proceeds to blast the water surrounding him away:

An already injured Vader resists Palpatine's lightning for long enough to hurl him down a reactor before dying:

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Telekinesis

Telekinesis is an ability that allows a Force user to manipulate the environment and other people with the power of the mind.

Just after being put into his suit, an enraged Darth Vader appears to overpower Palpatine by gripping him and pinning him to a wall, though the Emperor was likely holding back:

With some strain, he chokes two clone troopers while simultaneously keeping a grenade from exploding, a feat he accomplished shortly after ROTS:

Shortly after Mustafar, he breaks the supports of a building that was designed to keep the water of a lake at bay:

Telekinetically repairing his suit:

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He uses two stormtroopers as a shield:

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Crushing a bird's wings shortly after Mustafar:

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A few days after ROTS, Vader throws rocks at Kirak Infil'a, seemingly overpowring the latter's lightsaber defenses:

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Noting that Kirak was stated as the most powerful Jedi Vader ever faced up to that point, which would include the likes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, given that suited Vader didn't fight anyone else before that fight, though the validity of the source is questionable:

Vader sets his sights on a Jedi who's avoided Order 66…

…a Jedi Master who's long lived in seclusion…

…a Jedi more powerful than any Vader has faced before…

-- https://www.newsarama.com/34087-marvel-comics-full-july-2017-solicitations.html

Easily collapsing a large tower:

Nearly tearing an AT-AT apart with ease, while simultaneously lifting it. For the record, the AT-AT in question was durable enough to tank fire from many other vehicles, including a number of tanks and AT-ST walkers:

Chocking an Imperial officer through a transmission, while the latter was on a Star Destroyer and Vader was on Cymoon 1, without visual contact and seemingly without even gesturing:

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He destroys a Y-Wing with Saber Throw (credit to GeorgeWBush):

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Destroying several X-Wings by throwing boulders at them:

This is an off-panel feat actually, but here, Vader is stated to have exploded some rebel tanks:

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He dismantles a droid:

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Vader easily brings down an Imperial shuttle:

He blasts Ahsoka away, and appears to incapacitate her for over 30 seconds, suggesting domination over her:

(2:57-3:32)

Vader lifts two AT-DP walkers that were crushing him:

(2:20-2:37)

Casually chocking many people in a room and simultaneously crushing a Twi'lek's heart:

He began to pace again. “It has come to my attention that a certain being present has failed to grasp that his recent actions reflect a flagrant disrespect for the Emperor. His brazen behavior suggests that he actually takes some pride in his actions. But his duplicity has not gone unnoticed. We are pleased to be able to make an example of him, so that the rest of you might profit at his expense.”

Vader came to an abrupt stop, scanning his audience and certainly sending shivers of fear through everyone—Toydarian, Dug, and Devaronian alike. As his raised right hand curled slowly into a fist, many of them began nervously tugging at the collars of their tunics and cloaks. But it was the Twi’lek prefect, standing not a meter from the Dark Lord, who unexpectedly gasped and brought his hands to his chest as if he had just taken a spear to the heart. Phoca Soot’s lekku shot straight out from the sides of his head as if he were being electrocuted, and he collapsed to his knees in obvious agony, his breath caught in his throat and blood vessels in his head-tails beginning to rupture. His eyes glazed over and his red skin began to pale; then his arms flew back from his chest as if in an act of desperate supplication, and he tipped backward, the left side of his head slamming hard against the blood-slicked floor.

-- Tarkin

Pulling a freighter out of the sky with effort:

Vader, too, lifted a hand and reached out with the Force toward the other ship.

Vader enmeshed himself in the Force, in his seething, ever-present wrath, and used it to take hold of the freighter and drive the entire ship toward the ground. He grunted with the effort, his respirator increasing his rate of breathing to account for the exertion.

The ship, its damaged engines unable to compensate enough against the downward push of Vader's power, went nose-down and streaked into the ground. Vader imagined the screams of the pilots as they watched the forest race toward them. The ship disappeared behind the tree line and exploded into a fireball that reached above the forest's canopy and caused the ground to vibrate. A cloud of black smoke rose into the darkening sky. A second boom sounded behind him, his Master having driven the second ship into the ground the same way. The forest went silent for a moment in the wake of the explosions, with only Vader's breathing to disrupt the quiet, before the howls and chirps and squeals of Ryloth's fauna returned.

Credit to GeorgeWBush

-- Lords Of The Sith

Vader disintegrates two Lyleks, in spite of their carapace being able to deflect blaster bolts (credit to GeorgeWBush):

Vader extended a gloved hand and loosed a blast of power that blew apart two of the lyleks rushing toward him, showering those behind with gore and chunks of carapace.

-- Lords Of The Sith

The guards fired, their rifles writing red streaks in the air. The bolts struck the lyleks but bounced off their carapaces, deflecting into the trees.

-- Lords Of The Sith

Their carapace was also stated by a Twi'lek as sturdier than the latter's body armor:

Within the half hour they found the first of the lylek carcasses. The huge body lay in the undergrowth, its head missing. Isval eyed the body, which seemed all edges and spikes and points, covered in a dry, chitinous exoskeleton, that looked like weather stone and was probably sturdier than his armor.

-- Lords Of The Sith

Tearing open the belly compartment of multiple vulture droids while flying (credit to GeorgeWBush):

Vader unleashes a Force Wave that shatters stalagmites, cracks the exoskeleton of a charging horde of Lyleks, and drives them in the lead backwards (credit to GeorgeWBush):

He fell deeply into the Force and loosed a wave of power from his outstretched hand that filled the circumference of the tunnel. The blast slammed into the charging horde, cracking exoskeletons, shattering stalagmites, and driving a score or more of the lyleks in the lead backward in a shower of broken bodies and broken stone. They squealed and chittered and flailed, and the lyleks following after scrambled over the fallen and wounded, their eyes fixed on Vader.

-- Lords Of The Sith

Vader looses a blast of power that smashes into the Lyleks on the ravine's floor (credit to GeorgeWBush):

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Vader and Palpatine blast apart tons of rubble, causing rock and dirt to explode outward (credit to GeorgeWBush):

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With high effort, Vader lifts the Lylek queen (credit to GeorgeWBush):

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Tutaminis/Force Deflection

Tutaminis allows a Force user to absorb various types of energy (blaster bolts, Lightning, lightsabers, etc.). Force Deflection is the ability to deflect incoming attacks.

19 BBY Vader can use the Force to deflect blaster fire (credit to Dawn_Of_Ages):

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He casually absorbs several blaster bolts and proceeds to pull Han Solo's blaster from the latter's hand

Vader and Palpatine deflect the blast wave of two grenades:

Both guards immediately activated and tossed grenades; five seconds later the tunnel behind them reverberated with the sound of the explosions, lylek screams, and the rumble of falling stone. The blast wave roared from the confines of the tunnel. Vader and the Emperor used the Force to deflect the bulk of the wave from them, but the power of it drove the two Royal Guards face-first into the floor, their armor scraping along the stone.

Vader turned and used the Force to lift both guards to their feet. Deez was bleeding from the nose and looked stunned.

-- Lords Of The Sith

Deflecting/redirecting multiple blaster bolts:

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Force Barrier

Force Barrier is a power that allows a Force user to repel enemy attacks by summoning a protective shield.

Vader survives the explosion of a weapon factory while piloting a small ship. To be fair, it is not actually shown that he used a Force shield to accomplish this feat, but this is by far the most likely conclusion, given that he emerged completely unscathed from the explosion, which would have had to at least superficially injure him, especially considering that he was wounded by less (namely AT-AT fire, which caused him to temporarily lose his helmet). Therefore, it is extremely unlikely, if not impossible, for Vader to have survived without suffering any damage merely by virtue of his durability:

It is also worth noting that the aforementioned weapon factory was the largest in the galaxy, marking this as a very impressive Barrier feat:

This is the largest weapons factory in the galaxy, one that runs nonstop, day and night. All fully automated.

-- Star Wars 1: Skywalker Strikes

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Casually protecting himself and Aphra from a large amount of rubble:

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Repelling torpedoes from several starfighters:

Vader's Force shield deflects fire from two flamethrowers:

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Psychometry

Psychometry is a power allowing Force users to pick up impressions and traces of information about a touched object and the events that have surrounded it.

Vader uses Psychometry to discover what happened during the fight between Luke and Boba Fett:

Force Scream

Force Scream is an involuntary emanation of power that allows a Force user to cause destruction around him or her.

Vader unleashes a Force Scream that melts durasteel and destroys med droids:

(3:20 onward)

Consume Essence

Consume Essence enables a Force user to feed on the negative emotions of others.

Vader feeds on some rebels' fear:

Melted metal pooled on the floor near Vader’s boots, bubbling and smoking, as his lightsaber bored through the hatch. He felt the fear of the traitors in the hyperdrive chamber. No doubt they’d seen his lightsaber, and they knew he was coming. They were right to fear. And their fear fed his anger. The steady rhythm of his respirator tolled the passage of time, the moments remaining to the traitors before he had them.

-- Lords Of The Sith

Immovability

Immovability is a power that enables its users to root themselves in place and become immovable objects.

Vader and Palpatine use the Force to hold to their seats, making themselves immovable to the impact of an explosion that hurled four Royal Guards:

“Brace yourselves, my lords,” came the shuttle pilot’s voice over the comm. He tried to sound calm, but tension tightened his words.

The blast wave slammed into the side of the shuttle, knocking it sidewise, carrying it along for tens of kilometers, and causing it to list sharply. Vader and the Emperor, seated, used the Force to hold their position, but the four members of the Royal Guard were thrown hard against the bulkhead.

-- Lords Of The Sith

Telepathy/Force Sense

Telepathy is the ability to communicate with other beings and manipulate their minds.

Vader reads Luke Skywalker's thoughts, uncovering the truth about Leia:

Darth Vader can read other people's mind and sense the future:

Vader is a Sith Lord. This means that he uses the Dark Side of the Force to defeat his enemies. He can read minds and even sense the future!

Credit to Dawn_Of_Ages

-- Lord Of The Sith, Darth Vader, Rebel Hunter!

Vader displays enough willpower to shrug off an illusion of his past, including one that has him as Anakin falling into lava, while hindered due to Cylo deactivating his suit beforehand (credit to Beniboybling for some of the scans):

Vader induces a massive, partially organic ship, which was one of Cylo's creations, to fly into a star (credit to Garbonzo95):

Ahsoka Tano is overcome with a fear and pain, and passes out merely by connecting her mind with Vader's:

Joining her powers with Kanan, she reaches out, connecting with Vader

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Ahsoka is overcome with pain and fear through the Force, and passes out.

-- http://www.starwars.com/tv-shows/star-wars-rebels/the-siege-of-lothal-episode-gallery

Here she met two Jedi -- Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger -- and shortly following the encounter, Tano was present during a deadly aerial clash with a mysterious Sith Lord. Ahsoka, reaching out through the Force, connected with the dark side wielder -- a connection that made her lose consciousness.

-- http://www.starwars.com/databank/ahsoka-tano

He senses Aphra's presence (credit to Garbonzo95):

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Combat skill

Accolades

Vader has deadly lightsaber skills:

Jedi apprentice Ezra and his master Kanan witness Vader's Force powers and deadly lightsaber skills first hand.

-- Rebels Confidential: Darth Vader | Star Wars Rebels | Official Disney XD UK HD

Darth Maul, one of the deadliest Sith in history, muses that he wouldn't be able to defeat Vader on his own:

Ahsoka: Why are you working so hard to keep us here?

Maul: I cannot defeat Vader alone.

-- Star Wars Rebels Season 2: Twilight Of The Apprentice

Vader is a highly skilled duelist:

Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader engage in a Lightsaber duel above the gas giant planet Bespin. Luke fights bravely but cannot defeat the highly skilled Vader.

-- Rebels Mission Series (Hasbro)

Vader is the Empire's greatest warrior:

Then they said Kenobi had confronted Lord Darth Vader, the Emperor’s right-hand man, in an old-fashioned duel and was killed. This gave the Rebel Alliance a hero and a martyr at once, someone who could go toe to toe with the greatest warrior of the Empire.

Credit to Dawn_Of_Ages

--The Legends Of Luke Skywalker

Feats

A few days after Mustafar, while injured, and before he got his lightsaber, Vader holds his own against the Jedi Master Kirak Infil'a for a while, using a droid's blade. The battle ends with Kirak throwing Vader from a cliff with a Force push after the latter's mechanical leg broke due to being damaged before the duel even began.

A far from prime Vader easily defeats the Grand Inquisitor. Noting that Vader claimed that he was simply testing his suit during the duel, implying he was holding back:

Vader faces and kills dozens of Lyleks in combat:

Vader rushed forward, blade held high. He ducked a tentacle, sidestepped the stab of a spiked leg, and with a crosscut severed the head from a lylek as it lunged at him. Crushing the skull under his boot, he used the Force to propel the headless carcass into a trio of the creatures behind it, turning them into a knot of legs and tentacles and chittering.

Feeling danger behind, he spun and lopped off the two front legs of another lylek that was poised to impale him through the back. He leapt atop its flailing, skittering body, riding it for a time while his blade slashed and stabbed at its fellows. He ended the creature’s squeals of pain by driving his blade down and through its abdomen.

Bounding off its back, he rushed among the seething mass of lyleks, heedless now of their stabbing limbs and biting teeth, his lightsaber severing legs, tentacles, heads, mandibles, covering the floor in ichor-soaked body parts. Impacts from the tentacles and legs and hulking bodies barely moved him. None penetrated his armor, and what little pain they managed to inflict could not surpass the pain he carried always within him.

A spiked leg caught him squarely, slammed hard into his side, and drove him sideways into the tentacles of another lylek, which immediately wrapped around his legs and lifted him upside down from the floor.

While he hung there, another lylek lunged forward, mouth open wide as though to snap off his head. He drove his lightsaber into its open mouth and out the back of its head, and it fell dead to the floor. The creature holding him drew him toward its own mouth, but he simply bent at the waist and severed the tentacle holding him. He flipped in midair as he fell, landed on his feet, spun, and severed the forelegs from a lylek before him. It collapsed, screeching and spraying ichor from the stumps, its huge body thumping into him in its pained spasms. The impact of its bulk knocked him backward, but he rode the motion into a spinning crosscut that bisected another lylek’s head. He’d killed dozens, a score or more, yet still they kept coming, the press of them restricting his movement, buffeting him, spiked legs slamming into the floor all around him.

Roaring, he dodged and jumped and spun through them, his blade slashing and stabbing, until a blow from a tentacle caught him flush in the chest and sent him careening backward. The creature that had struck him followed up, tentacles grasping, jaws clicking, the spears of its forelegs raised high. Meanwhile the spiked leg from another lylek slammed into his back. His armor prevented the limb from skewering him, but the impact drove him back toward the charging lylek.

-- Lords Of The Sith

This feat is pretty impressive, considering that just a handful of these creatures are enough of a threat to force the Twi'leks to fortify their cities:

"These are apex predators", Goll said in disbelief. "We fortify our cities out of fear of facing a handful of these. And this group of four, facing a horde on foot?"-

-- Lords Of The Sith

Slaughtering a squad of rebel soldiers:

The corridor lights flickered while alarms blared. Trapped in the blood-red chamber of his helmet, Vader was troubled by neither. He attuned himself to emanations of panic and desperation and followed their trail. When he encountered rebels reaching for their blasters or dashing to seal blast doors, he drew his weapon and cut them down with unhurried strokes of his crimson blade.

The voice of a stormtrooper spoke to him through his comlink. “A data tape was recorded on the bridge just before we boarded. No sign of it here.”

Vader did not answer, but he bolstered his pace.

He wound through the cruiser leaving corpses behind him. He found his prey at last in a corridor thick with rebels backed against a security door. As particle bolts shot toward him, he watched a data tape pass between desperate soldiers. He knocked the bolts aside with his blade, tore a blaster from one foe with a might that defied nature and gravity, and marched on. He delivered killing stroke after killing stroke, awakened and relentless.

The security door opened a mere crack and rebel hands shoved the tape through. Vader reached through life and matter and air and by will alone he pulled. He fueled his will with rage and fear and need. It was enough to tear the rebel from the door and drop him at Vader’s feet.

Credit to Frankenmidget

-- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

When the plans for the Death Star were stolen, Vader would take action to clean up Krennic's mess, personally slaughtering a squad of rebel soldiers and leading the hunt for the data tapes.

-- http://www.starwars.com/databank/darth-vader

Vader humbles both Ezra Bridger and Kanan Jarrus while holding back:

Rebel Jedi Kanan and Ezra take on Darth Vader in a lightsaber duel. They are no match for the Sith Lord - he is impossible to beat!

Credit to Dawn_Of_Ages

-- Battling The Rebels: Darth Vader, Rebel Hunter!

It is almost impossible to defeat a Sith Lord. He is very good at using the lightsaber. But Kanan never backs down from a fight.

Credit to Dawn_Of_Ages

-- Jedi vs Sith, Darth Vader, Rebel Hunter!

Vader dueled with the rebel leader, a Jedi named Kanan Jarrus, and his apprentice Ezra Bridger. Vader easily bested his two opponents. Realizing that they could not win, they stalled Vader long enough to make their escape aboard the shuttle.

Credit to Dawn_Of_Ages

-- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story The Official Collector's Edition

Vader stomps Ezra, in spite of the latter having improved since their last encounter, and then proceeds to fight Ahsoka, proving to be her superior in spite of Tano's stylistic advantage. Also, according to Dave Filoni, Vader would have destroyed Tano, had Ezra not intervened to save her:

He takes his first step into a larger world. So I thought it created an interesting space and an interesting opportunity to have him be a part of helping Ahsoka out of her situation with Darth Vader. You needed something implausible to make it plausible that she could escape Vader, otherwise Vader is going to destroy her. There was no doubt in my mind.

Credit to Dawn_Of_Ages

-- https://www.cinemablend.com/television/2455646/star-wars-rebels-showrunner-talks-ahsokas-return-and-the-world-between-worlds

"It's ironic. Anakin taught her to fight much larger opponents than her. Someone exactly like Darth Vader."

Credit to Greysentinel365

-- Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Blu-ray: Inside The Vader vs Ahsoka Duel

Stomping post ANH Luke, who was skilled enough to contend with Boba Fett even while blinded:

Vader contends with Cylo's cyborgs:

It is also worth mentioning that the twins were specifically trained for 20 years as a potential replacement for Vader himself:

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Vader beats commander Karbin, who was regarded by his maker as an improved version of General Grievous. Later, Vader claims that the fight wasn't worthy of his time, suggesting Karbin was no match for him:

"I was a great admirer of the late General Grievous. An interesting design, but very much a first step. Commander Karbin is the next."

-- Darth Vader 6

You wish me to prove myself, master. Give me a fight worthy of my time.

-- Darth Vader 16

Vader claims to have faced a thousand rebels alone, emerging unscathed from the confrontation:

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Vader duels Aiolin and Morit, easily overpowering the latter. Aiolin also claims that she and her brother can't beat Vader, in spite of the twins having been trained for two decades to replace him as the Emperor's apprentice:

Defeating a rancor that was immune to Force chokes and pain (credit to Garbonzo95):

Vader fights and defeats Eternal Rur, a deceased Jedi's consciousness uploaded into an artificial intelligence. Eternal Rur is also technopathic, and has been shown to be able to control sealed systems. Vader easily withstands his technopathic attacks (credit to Garbonzo95):

He duels Ben Kenobi, holding an edge over him, with the latter being forced back and admitting he has no hope of winning. Noting that just a few years earlier, Ben had defeated the likes of Maul:

"Your powers are weak, old man." Our lightsabers clash. I try to push forward, only to be thrust violently back. It's like striking iron. There's no give in Vader's arms, and far too much in mine.

...

"You should not have come back," Vader tells me.

My resources are depleted, my body screaming with pain. I have no hope of winning this fight.

He lunges at me; slash and counterslash, stab and riposte. The air is thick with plasma discharge, lights dancing on the edge of my vision.

I'm forced back, muscle burning, breath ragged. The grip of my lightsaber is slick in my hands, my ears ringing.

Credit to Dawn_Of_Ages

-- From A Certain Point Of View: Time Of Death

He contends with Luke Skywalker while conflicted. The fight ends with Luke gaining the upper hand by giving in to his rage.

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Respect Joruus C'baoth:

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Power/Knowledge

Joruus inherited the original C'baoth's powers:

The tests on the cloned C'baoth were ultimately disappointing. The new version had all the powers of the original, but the speed with which he had been created had caused various fundamental faults.

-- Star Wars Fact File 86

Joruus' knowledge of the Force is extensive:

Luke Skywalker had hoped to use Joruus C'baoth's extensive knowledge of the Force.

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The young Jedi felt that C'baoth could be cured of his madness, and that his knowledge would be invaluable to his dream of establishing a new Jedi Order.

-- Star Wars Fact File 86

Joruus exudes a sense of supreme power:

Mara swallowed, shivering from the cold night wind and the colder feeling within her. Thrawn had said that C’baoth was insane, and she could indeed hear the unstable edge of madness in his voice. But there was far more to the man than just that. There was a hard steel behind the voice, ruthless and calculating, with a sense of both supreme power and supreme confidence underlying it all.

-- Dark Force Rising

According to Luke Skywalker, C'baoth is as formidable a foe as Darth Vader:

According to Luke Skywalker, the duplicate C'baoth was easily as formidable a foe as Darth Vader and completely twisted to the dark side of the Force.

-- The Thrawn Trilogy Sourcebook

C'baoth is very powerful:

C'baoth also had two nasty surprises for Luke. He had killed all the ysalamiri, and so had all his considerable powers at his beck and call.

-- Star Wars Fact File 86

His powers are significant, and Grand Admiral Thrawn has made a deal to ensure C'baoth's help in his war against the New Republic.

-- Heir To The Empire Sourcebook

A dozen expressions flicked across C’baoth’s face, as if he were trying various emotions on for size. “Can you, now,” he said, settling on wry amusement. “And why should you do that for me?”

“Because you need it,” Luke said. “And because we need you. You have a vast store of experience and power that you could use for the good of the New Republic.”

-- The Last Command

Joruus is said to be far more powerful than Rebellion era Luke:

Artoo twittered. “Yes, that’s who I sometimes talked to on Dagobah,” Luke confirmed. “And then right after the Battle of Endor, I was able to see not only Ben but Yoda and my father, too. Though the other two never spoke, and I never saw them again. My guess is that there’s some way for a dying Jedi to—oh, I don’t know; to somehow anchor himself to another Jedi who’s close by.”

Artoo seemed to consider that, pointed out a possible flaw in the reasoning. “I didn’t say it was the tightest theory in the galaxy,” Luke growled at him, a glimmer of annoyance peeking through his fatigue. “Maybe I’m way off the mark. But if I’m not, it’s possible that the five other Jedi Masters from the Outbound Flight project wound up anchored to Master C’baoth.”

Artoo whistled thoughtfully. “Right,” Luke agreed ruefully. “It didn’t bother me any to have Ben around—in fact, I wish he had talked to me more often. But Master C’baoth was a lot more powerful than I was. Maybe it was different with him.”

-- Dark Force Rising

Mara Jade muses that Luke couldn't match Joruus strength for strength in their telekinetic contest, implying C'baoth is more powerful than Skywalker. Noting that this is Luke just one year before Dark Empire:

Skywalker was good, all right. With the strange buzzing pressure in his mind he must have known he couldn’t match C’baoth strength for strength. Mara felt the subtle change in his concentration; and suddenly he swung his own lightsaber over his shoulder, the green-white blade scything toward a point midway along the other lightsaber handle.

-- The Last Command

Joruus claims he could easily destroy Mara Jade:

C’baoth seemed to study her. “I could destroy you, you know,” he said. The menace had vanished from his voice now, leaving something almost conversational in its place. “Right there where you stand, before you even knew the attack was coming. But I won’t. Not now.

-- Dark Force Rising

C'baoth was powerful enough to control the population of Wayland with the Force:

The Guardian used his power to force the inhabitants of the world to live together peacefully. Humans, Psadans and Myneyrshi built a city to the southwest of Mount Tantiss, though their tensions never truly subsided.

-- Star Wars Databank: Wayland

Wayland's inhabitants had been brought together by C'baoth's twisted manipulation of the Force. They worshiped him, feared him, and looked to him almost as a god-or devil. With his departure, that combined society has begun to show signs of disintegration.

-- Heir To The Empire Sourcebook

Wayland has a population of 28 millions:

Wayland

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Population: 28 million

-- Heir To The Empire Sourcebook

Physical Capabilities

Speed

Joruus fires lightning so fast that Pallaeon had no time to even flinch, let alone fire:

The old man smiled faintly. “I killed them, of course. Just as I killed the Guardian.” He raised his empty hands in front of him, palms upward. “Just as I now kill you.”

Without warning, blue lightning bolts flashed from his fingertips—

And vanished without a trace a meter away from each of them.

It all happened so fast that Pellaeon had no chance to even flinch, let alone fire.

-- Heir To The Empire

He levitates a stone in a blur of motion too fast to see:

With a crackle of splintering wood, the crossbow bolt shattered, the pieces dropping to the ground. Slowly, reluctantly, the guard lowered his crossbow, his eyes still burning with a now impotent rage. Thrawn let him stand there another second like that, then gestured to Rukh. The Noghri raised his blaster and fired—

And in a blur of motion almost too fast to see, a flat stone detached itself from the ground and hurled itself directly into the path of the shot, shattering spectacularly as the blast hit it.

Thrawn spun to face C’baoth, his face a mirror of surprise and anger. “C’baoth—!”

-- Heir To The Empire

Moving faster than Luke:

“Yes, but—”

Luke caught the flicker of sense a half second before Svan dived for the slugthrower. With a single smooth motion he had his lightsaber free of his belt and ignited. But C’baoth was faster. Even as Luke’s green-white blade snapped into existence, C’baoth raised his hand; and from his fingertips flashed a sizzling volley of all-too-well-remembered blue lightning bolts.

-- Dark Force Rising

Telekinesis

Telekinesis is a power enabling Force users to manipulate their surroundings, including objects or individuals.

Joruus throws rocks with enough force to damage Mara Jade's ship, causing it to fall from the sky:

The rim of the mountain surrounding the lake was visible now on the electropulse scanner, and the infrared had picked up an inhabited structure on the far side. Probably where Skywalker and this mad Jedi Master were, she decided, a guess that was confirmed a moment later as the sensors picked up a small mass of spaceship-grade metal just outside the building. There were no weapons emplacement or defense shields anywhere that she could detect, either on the rim or on the island beneath her. Maybe C'baoth didn't think be needed anything so primitive as turbolasers to protect him. Maybe he was right. Hunching herself over the control board, hair-trigger alert for any danger, Mara headed in.

She was nearly to midpoint of the crater when the attack came, a sudden impact on the Skipray's underside that kicked the entire craft a few centimeters upward. The second came on the heels of the first, this one centered on the ventral fin and yawing the ship hard to starboard. The ship jolted a third a time before Mara finally identified the weapon: it wasn't missiles or the laser blast, but small, fast-moving rocks, undetectable by most of the Skipay's sophisticated sensors.

The fourth impact knocked out the repulsorlifts, sending the Skipay falling out the sky.

Mara swore under her breath, throwing the Skipray's control surfaces into glide. Mode and keying for a contour scan of the cliff face beneath the rim building. A landing up on the rim was out of the question now; putting down on the limited are up there without her repulserlifts might be possible, but not with a Jedi Master fighting her the whole way. Alternately, she could go for the dark island beneath her, which would give her more room to operate but leave her with the problem of getting back up to the rim. Ditto if she tried to find a big enough landing are somewhere else down mountains.

Or she could admit defeat, fire up the main drive and pull for space, and go after Karde alone.

Gritting her teeth, she studied the contour scan. The rock storm had stopped after the fourth hit -- the Jedi Master, no doubt, waiting to see if she'd crash without further encouragement on his part. With little luck, maybe she could convince him that she was done for without actually wrecking the ship in the process. If she could just find the proper formation in the cliff face . . .

-- Dark Force Rising

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Mara's ship was 25 meters long:

Size: 25 meters long

-- Star Wars Databank: Skipray blastboat

Joruus telekinetically contends with Luke over the lightsaber of the latter's clone, Luuke. It should be noted that Luke was straining to gain control of the lightsaber again, whereas C'baoth seemingly wasn't, though in fairness, the former was initially distracted. The contest ends with C'baoth gaining the upper hand by tearing the clone's lightsaber from Luke's mental grip:

He hit the floor more or less on his feet, dropping down to land on one knee. His hand reached out, and the lightsaber that had been falling toward the clone suddenly changed direction. It arced toward Skywalker's hand—

And stopped dead in midair. Skywalker strained, the muscles of his hand tightening visibly as his mind stretched out. "Not that way, Jedi Skywalker," C'baoth said reprovingly; and Mara glanced over to see that his hand, too, was stretched out toward the errant lightsaber. The clone, for his part, was just standing there in his brown robe, as if he knew that C'baoth would be on his side in this battle.

Maybe he did. Maybe there was nothing left in that body but an extension of C’baoth’s own mind.

“This duel must be to the death,” C’baoth continued. “It must be weapon against weapon, mind against mind, soul against soul. Anything less will not bring you to the knowledge you must have if you are to properly serve me.”

Skywalker was good, all right. With the strange buzzing pressure in his mind he must have known he couldn’t match C’baoth strength for strength. Mara felt the subtle change in his concentration; and suddenly he swung his own lightsaber over his shoulder, the green-white blade scything toward a point midway along the other lightsaber handle.

But if C’baoth wouldn’t let Skywalker disarm his opponent, he wouldn’t let him destroy the weapon, either. Even as the blade sliced downward, a small object shot out of the shadows to Skywalker’s right, slamming into his shoulder and deflecting his arm just far enough for his blade to sweep through empty air. An instant later the old Jedi had torn the clone’s lightsaber from Skywalker’s mental grip, sending it back across the room to its owner. The clone raised it to en guard position; wearily, Skywalker got to his feet and prepared to continue the battle.

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-- The Last Command

Force Scream

Force Scream is an involuntary emanation of power that enables a Force user to cause destruction around him or her.

Joruus unleashes a Force Scream that sends Mara Jade flying and staggers Luke and Leia:

And C’baoth went berserk.

He screamed, a horrible shriek of rage and betrayal that seemed like it would set the air on fire. Mara jerked back as the piercing sound cut through her ears—

And an instant later nearly fell over the guardrail as the Force equivalent of the scream slammed into her.

It was like nothing she’d ever experienced before; not from Vader, not from the Emperor himself. The utter, animal ferocity—the total loss of every shred of self-control—it was like standing alone in the middle of a sudden violent storm. Wave after wave of fury swept over her, ripping through the mental barrier she’d created and battering her mind with a numbing combination of hatred and pain. Dimly, she saw Skywalker and Organa Solo staggering under the assault; heard Karrde’s vornskrs’ howling in pain of their own.

-- The Last Command

C'baoth's Force Scream collapses the ceiling of Mount Tantiss' throne room:

And with a thunderous explosion, the sections of throne room ceiling directly above him and Mara suddenly collapsed in a downpour of gravel-sized rocks.

“Look out!” Luke shouted, throwing his arms up to protect his head and trying to leap out of the way. But the center of the rockfall moved with him. He tried again, this time nearly losing his balance as his foot caught in a pile of stones already ankle deep. Too numerous and too small for him to get a grip on through the Force, they kept coming, pummeling against him with bruising impact. Through the dust swirling around him, he saw Mara floundering under a deluge of her own, trying to guard her head with one arm as she slashed vainly at the falling stones with her lightsaber. From across the throne room, Luke could hear Han shouting something, and guessed that they, too, were under the same attack.

And standing untouched by the destructive rock storms he’d unleashed, C’baoth lifted his hands high. “I am the Jedi Master C’baoth!” he shouted, his voice ringing through the throne room and the roar of the rockfalls. “The Empire—the universe—is mine.”

-- The Last Command

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Dark Side Burst

A Dark Side Burst is a sudden release of Force energy upon a powerful darksider's death.

Upon dying, C'baoth looses a massive Dark Side Burst that leaves a huge hole in Mount Tantiss, causing the walls and ceiling of the throne room to be cratered and blackened, half melting part of the floor, and ripping the throne away:

The distraction was all the opening Mara needed. She leaped forward against the rocks still pummeling against her face, covering the last remaining distance between her and C’baoth; and as he brought his hands desperately back toward her, she dropped onto her knees in front of him and stabbed viciously upward with her lightsaber. With a last, mournful scream, C’baoth crumpled—

And as it had with the Emperor aboard the Death Star, the dark side energy within him burst out in a violent explosion of blue fire.

Luke was ready. Throwing every last bit of strength into the effort, he caught Mara in a solid Force grip, pulling her back away from that burst of energy as fast as he could. He felt the wave-front slam into him; felt the slight easing of stress as Leia’s strength joined his effort.

And then, suddenly, it was all over.

For a long minute he lay still, gasping for air, fighting against the unconsciousness threatening to roll over him. Dimly, he felt the stones being pushed away from around him. “Are you all right, Luke?” Leia asked.

He forced open his eyes. Dust-covered and bruised, she didn’t look much better than he felt. “I’m fine,” he told her, pushing against the remaining stones and getting his feet under him. “How about the others?”

“They’re not too bad,” she said, catching his arm to help steady him. “But Han’s going to need medical treatment—he’s got some bad burns.”

“So does Mara,” Karrde said grimly, coming up the steps holding an unconscious Mara in his arms. “We have to get her to the Wild Karrde as quickly as possible.”

“So give them a call,” Han said. He was kneeling over the dead Luuke clone, gazing down at him. “Tell them to come pick us up.”

“Pick us up where?” Karrde frowned.

Han pointed toward the spot where C’baoth had died. “Right there.”

Luke turned and looked. The massive detonation of dark side energy had made a shambles of that end of the throne room. The walls and ceiling were blackened and cratered; the metal of the floor where C’baoth had stood was buckled and half melted; the throne itself had been ripped away and was lying smoldering a meter from its base.

And behind it, through a jagged crack in the rear wall, he could see the bright twinkle of a single star.

“Right,” Luke said, taking a deep breath. “Leia?”

“I see it,” she nodded, handing him his lightsaber and igniting hers. “Let’s get busy.”

-- The Last Command

The burst was also stated as powerful enough to destroy much of Mount Tantiss:

In the aftermath of Grand Admiral Thrawn's reign of terror, C'baoth confronted Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade inside the Tantiss storehouse. Skywalker and Jade defeated the clone Luuke Skywalker and C'baoth, but the release of dark side energy brought much of the mountain down in a huge explosion.

-- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

Force Barrier

Force Barrier is a power that enables a Force user to repel enemy attacks by summoning a protective shield.

Joruus appears to shield himself from falling rocks:

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Force Lightning

Force Lightning is a power that allows a darksider to unleash electrical discharges capable of weakening life and killing targets.

Torturing a man with lightning:

Luke looked at C’baoth in surprise. “That’s all?” he asked.

C’baoth turned a steely gaze on him. “You have something to say?”

Luke glanced back at the two villagers, acutely aware that arguing the ruling in front of them might undermine whatever authority C’baoth had built up here. “I just thought that more of a compromise might be in order.”

“There is no compromise to be made,” C’baoth said firmly. “Svan is at fault, and he will pay.”

“Yes, but—”

Luke caught the flicker of sense a half second before Svan dived for the slugthrower. With a single smooth motion he had his lightsaber free of his belt and ignited. But C’baoth was faster. Even as Luke’s green-white blade snapped into existence, C’baoth raised his hand; and from his fingertips flashed a sizzling volley of all-too-well-remembered blue lightning bolts.

Svan took the blast full in the head and chest, snapping over backwards with a scream of agony. He slammed into the ground, screaming again as C’baoth sent a second blast at him. The slugthrower flew from his hand, its metal surrounded for an instant by a blue-white coronal discharge.

C’baoth lowered his hand, and for a long moment the only sound in the room was a soft whimpering from the man on the floor. Luke stared at him in horror, the smell of ozone wrenching at his stomach. “C’baoth—!”

“You will address me as Master,” the other cut him off quietly.

-- Dark Force Rising

Joruus slams Mara Jade into the guardrail behind her with a blast of Force lightning, incapacitating her. He then proceeds to use it against Luke, with enough power that the latter was unable to repel all of the lightning with his lightsaber:

“Mara!” he snapped. But it was too late. Mara’s blaster had already wrenched itself from her grip and been flung back across the room; and even as Luke leaped toward her C’baoth’s outstretched hand erupted into a brilliant blaze of blue-white lightning.

The blast caught Mara square in the chest, throwing her backward to slam into the guardrail behind her. “Stop it!” Luke shouted, getting in front of her and igniting his lightsaber. C’baoth ignored him, firing a second burst. Luke caught most of it on his lightsaber blade, grimacing as the part he missed jolted through his muscles. C’baoth fired a third burst, and a fourth, and a fifth—

-- The Last Command

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C'baoth unleashes a blast of lightning that splits a damaged catwalk apart:

Mara winced in sympathetic pain as Solo was thrown backwards into the guardrail at the front of the hologram pit. Through the crackle of the lightning she heard Organa Solo shout her husband’s name and jump to his side, dropping her blaster and igniting her lightsaber just in time to catch the third blast of lightning on the green-white blade. Abruptly, C’baoth shifted his aim upward to the damaged catwalk hanging precariously over their heads. The lightning flashed again—

And with a crack of exploding metal the center of the catwalk split apart. Pivoting on its last remaining support strut, it toppled ponderously downward toward Organa Solo.

-- The Last Command

C'baoth fires lightning with enough force to knock Luke off balance, drop him painfully onto his knees, and cause him to struggle to get up, in spite of the latter using his lightsaber to defend himself from it, and in spite of the lighting not hitting Skywalker directly:

Luke dropped his lightsaber back into defense position, senses again tingling with danger. But once again, the knowledge did him little good. C’baoth’s lightning burst flashed against the lightsaber blade, the impact knocking Luke off balance and dropping him painfully onto his knees in the pile of stones around him. Even as he struggled to get up, one of the falling rocks slammed hard into the side of his head. He staggered, toppling sideways onto one hand. Again the lightning flashed, throwing coronal fire all through the stone pile and sending wave after wave of agony through him. The lightsaber was plucked from his fingers; dimly he saw it fly over the railing toward the far end of the throne room.

-- The Last Command

Bearing in mind that a far weaker iteration of Luke was capable of briefly deflecting ROTJ Palpatine's lightning with the Force, (which is far more difficult than repelling it with a lightsaber) though the Emperor overwhelmed him and was holding back:

Palpatine raised his spidery arms toward Luke: blinding white bolts of energy coruscated from his fingers, shot across the room like sorcerous lightning, and tore through the boy’s insides, looking for ground. The young Jedi was all at once confounded and in agony—he’d never heard of such a power, such a corruption of the Force, let alone experienced it. But if it was Force-generated, it could be Force-repelled. Luke raised his arms to deflect the bolts. Initially, he was successful -- the lightning rebounded from his touch, harmlessly into the walls. Soon, though, the shocks came with such speed and power, they coursed over and into him, and he could only shrink before them, convulsed with pain, his knees buckling, his powers at ebb.

Vader crawled, like a wounded animal, to his Emperor's side.

-- Return Of The Jedi Novelisation

The Emperor said, “If you will not be turned, you will be destroyed.” Then he raised his arms and extended his gnarled fingers toward Luke. Blinding bolts of blue lightning shot from the Emperor’s hands, and Luke was suddenly enveloped by crackling bands of energy. He tried to deflect the lightning but was so overwhelmed that his knees buckled. He collapsed onto some canisters near the bridge’s railing.

As the Emperor continued to strike Luke with energized bolts, Vader struggled to his feet. Badly wounded, he moved slowly to stand beside his Master.

Return Of The Jedi Junior Novelisation

He uses lightning on two vornskrs, killing one:

And then, another motion caught his eye. Tied to the catwalk to one side, untouched by the rockfall that had attacked their owner, Karrde’s pet vornskrs were tugging at their leashes.

Straining toward Mara. And toward C’baoth.

A wild vornskr had nearly killed Mara during their trek through the Myrkr forest. It seemed only fitting, somehow, for these two to help save her. The lightsaber stirred under Luke’s call, igniting as his mind found the control. It rolled off the rock pile, the brilliant green blade throwing sparks from the stones as it bounced across them. Luke strained, and the weapon lifted into the air and flew toward him.

And as it reached the ruined catwalk, he let the blade dip to slice neatly through the vornskrs’ leashes.

C’baoth saw them coming, of course. His back nearly to the throne room wall now, he shifted his aim, sending a burst of lightning toward the charging predators as they came up over the stairway. One of them howled and fell to the floor, skidding across the scattered stones; the other staggered but kept coming.

-- The Last Command

Battle Meditation

Battle Meditation is a power that enables a Force user to boost the morale of his or her allies while at the same time eroding the will to fight of enemies.

C'baoth is so skilled in Battle Meditation that he can use it to enhance the coordination of people who are light years apart:

He could enhance coordination between people, even if those people were light years apart.

-- The Thrawn Trilogy Sourcebook

With the aid of Thrawn's battle tactics, Joruus could coordinate attacks with a precision virtually unheard of in the history of galactic war:

Forging an uneasy alliance with the mad Jedi Master Joruus C'baoth, Thrawn could coordinate attacks with a precision virtually unheard of in the history of galactic warfare.

-- The Thrawn Trilogy Sourcebook

Joruus uses Battle Meditation to increase the effectiveness of the Chimaera's crew by 40 percent, while simultaneously communicating with two task forces near four light-years away:

Out of the corner of his eye, he saw Thrawn turn. "Master C'baoth? He said. "What's the status of the attacks in the other two systems?

"They proceed."

Frowning, Pallaeon swiveled around. It had been C'baoth's voice, but do throaty and strained as to be nearly unrecognizable.

As was, indeed, his appearance.

For a long moment Pallaeon stared at him, a cold and feeling in the pit of his stomach. C'baoth sat with unnatural stiffness, his eyes closed but visibly and rapidly moving behind his lids. His hands gripped and arms of his chair, and his lips pressed so tightly together that the veins and cords of his neck stood out. "Are you all right, Mater C'baoth?" He asked.

"Save your concern, Captain," Thrawn told him coldly. "He's doing what he enjoys the most: controlling people."

C'baoth made a sound somewhere between a snort and derisive chuckle.

"I told you once , Grand Admiral Thrawn, that this is not true power."

"So you've said", Thrawn said, his tone neutral. "Can you tell what sort of resistance they're facing?"

C'baoth's frowning face frowned harder. "Not precisely. But neither force is in danger. That much I can feel in their minds."

"Good. Then have Nemesis break off from the rest of its group and report back to the rendezvous to await us"

Pallaeon frowned at the Grand Admiral. "Sir-?"

Thrawn turned to him, a warning gleam in his glowing eyes. "Attend to your duties, Captain," he said.

-and worth sudden flash of insight, Pallaeon realized that this multiedged attack on the New Republic territory was more than simply part of the setupfor the Sluis Van raid. It was, in addition, a test. A test of C'baoth's abilities, yes; but to also test of his willingness to accept orders.

"Yes, Admiral," Pallaeon murmured and turned back to his displays.

The Chimaera was in range now, and tiny sparks started to appear on the tactical holo as the ship's huge turbolaser batteries begin firing.

Communications station flared and went black; planetside industrial targets flared, went dark, then flared again as the secondary fired were ignited. A pair of old Carrak-class light cruisers swept in from star-board, the Chimaera's Tie fighter screen breaking formation to engage them. Off in the distance, the Stomrhawk's batteries were blazing against an orbiting defense platform; the battle seemed to be going well.

Remarkably well, in fact...

An unpleasant feeling began to stir in the pit of Pallaeon's stomach as he checked his board's real-tome status readout. Thus far the Imperial forces had lost only three Tie fighters and sustained superficial damage to the Star Destroyers, compared to eight of the enemy's line ships and eighteen of its fights gone. Granted, the Imperials vastly outgunned the defenders. But still...

Slowly, reluctantly, Pallaeon reached to his board. A few weeks back he'd made up statistical composite of the Chimaera battle profiles for the past year. He called it up, superimposed it over the current analysis.

There was no mistake. In every single category the sub-category of speed, coordination, efficiency, and accuracy, the Chimaera and it's crew were running no less than 40 percent more effective than usual.

He turned to look at C'baoth's strained face, an icy shiver running up his back. He'd never really bought into Thrawn's theory as to how and why the Fleet had lost the Battle of Endor. Certainly he'd never wanted to believe it. But now suddenly, the issue was no longer open to argument.

And with the bulk of his attention and power on the task of mentally communicating with two other task forces nearly four light-years away, C'baoth still had enough left to do all this. Pallaeon had wondered, with a certain private contempt, just what had given the old man a right to add. Master to his title. Now, he knew.

-- Heir To The Empire

Telepathy/Force Sense

Telepathy enables a Force user to mentally communicate with other beings and manipulate their minds in a variety of ways. Force Sense is a basic power allowing Force sensitives to sense their surroundings.

C'baoth sensed Mara Jade's power over the years:

C’baoth seemed to study her. “I could destroy you, you know,” he said. The menace had vanished from his voice now, leaving something almost conversational in its place. “Right there where you stand, before you even knew the attack was coming. But I won’t. Not now. I’ve felt your presence over the years, Mara Jade; the rising and falling of your power after the Emperor’s death took most of your strength away. And now I’ve seen you in my meditations. Someday you will come to me, of your own free will.”

-- Dark Force Rising

C'baoth telepathically called Luke from light years away:

Luke heard the Jedi's calls through the Force and was excited to learn that another Jedi had survived the purge.

-- Star Wars Fact File 86

“No,” C’baoth said. “The reason you came here was because I called you.”

“Well … yes. But—”

“There are no buts, Jedi Skywalker,” C’baoth cut him off sharply. “To be a Jedi is to be a servant of the Force. I called you through the Force; and when the Force calls, you must obey.”

-- Dark Force Rising

He dominates General Covell's mind, to the point of reshaping it into his own image:

C’baoth took a step toward him. “I have done it, Jedi Skywalker,” he whispered, his eyes glittering in the dim light. “With General Covell. What even the Emperor never did. I took his mind in my hands and altered it. Re-formed it and rebuilt it into my own image.”

-- The Last Command

Joruus controlled an entire fleet's movements and firing patterns during the Battle of Ukio:

Thrawn ordered the Imperial fleet to open fire on Ukio. The Ukians then registered repeated hits on theplanetary surface. To the Ukians, it appeared that the Empire had developed turbolasers that could fire directly through planetary shields. In reality, the tactic was an elaborate trick. Using the Force powers of Joruus C'baoth, the Empire aligned the Carrack cruisers to precise coordinates directly underneath the Imperial Star Destroyer in upper orbit, C'baoth coordinated the shots of the Star Destroyer with salvos from the cloaked Carrack cruisers.

While the Star Destroyer's shots were absorbed by the energy shield, the Carracks, underneath the shield, were able to deliver pinpoint shots following the exact trajectory of the Star Destroyer's salvos.

C'baoth maintained constant mental contact with the vessels' crews and controlled their movements and firing patterns to create multiple simultaneous firings. Faced with the threat of total destruction, Ukio had no choice but to surrender.

-- The Thrawn Trilogy Sourcebook

C'baoth perceives Luke's thoughts:

The driver got the vehicles turned around—no mean trick on the narrow path—and started downward. “How long were you alone before that?” Luke asked.

C’baoth shook his head. “I don’t know,” he said. “Time was not something I was really concerned with. I lived, I thought, I meditated. That was all.”

“Do you remember when it was you first came here?” Luke persisted. “After the Outbound Flight mission, I mean.”

Slowly, C’baoth turned to face him, his eyes icy. “Your thoughts betray you, Jedi Skywalker,” he said coldly. “You seek reassurance that I was not a servant of the Emperor.”

-- Dark Force Rising

He perceives Mara Jade's thoughts twice

And can others get hold of the Grand Admiral’s ysalamiri, too?” she demanded, gesturing toward the frame on her back. “Enough of this. The Grand Admiral—”

“The Grand Admiral is your enemy,” C’baoth snapped suddenly. “Don’t insult me with childish denials, Mara Jade. I saw it all in your mind as you approached. Did you really believe you could take my Jedi away from me?”

-- Dark Force Rising

But there was a mental pattern the Emperor had taught her long ago, a pattern for those times when he’d wanted his instructions hidden even from Vader. If she could just clear her mind enough to get it in place—

Through the turmoil came a sudden jolt of pain. “Do not attempt to hide your thoughts from me, Mara Jade,” C’baoth admonished her sharply. “You are mine now. It is not right for an apprentice to hide her thoughts from her master.”

-- The Last Command

Joruus mind controls the entire crew of the Chimaera, which consists of 37.000 people:

Joruus C’baoth was striding toward them across the bridge, his eyes flashing above his flowing beard. An angry radiance seemed to burn the air around him; behind him, the two stormtroopers guarding the entrance to the bridge were sprawled on the floor, unconscious or dead.

Pellaeon swallowed hard, his hand groping for and finding the reassuring presence of the ysalamir nutrient frame stretched across the top of the Grand Admiral’s command chair. The frame rotated away from his touch as Thrawn swiveled to face the approaching Jedi Master. “You wish to speak to me, Master C’baoth?”

“They have failed, Grand Admiral Thrawn,” C’baoth snarled at him. “Do you hear me? Your commandos have failed.”

“I hear you,” Thrawn nodded calmly. “What have you done to my guards?”

“My men!” C’baoth snapped, his voice again reverberating around the bridge. Even without the element of surprise, the trick was an effective one. “Mine! I command the Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn. Not you.”

Thrawn turned to the side and caught the eye of the portside crew pit officer. “Call sick bay,” he ordered the man. “Have them send a team.”

For a few painful heartbeats Pellaeon thought C’baoth was going to object or—worse—take the crew pit officer down, too. But all of his attention seemed to be focused on Thrawn. “Your commandos have failed, Grand Admiral Thrawn,” he repeated, his voice now quiet and lethal.

“I know,” Thrawn said. “All of them except the major in command appear to have been killed.”

C’baoth drew himself up. “Then it is time for me to take this task upon myself. You will take me to Coruscant. Now.”

Thrawn nodded. “Very well, Master C’baoth. We will load my special cargo, and then we shall go.”

It was clearly not the answer C’baoth was expecting. “What?” he demanded, frowning.

“I said that as soon as the special cargo has been loaded aboard the Chimaera and the other ships we’ll leave here for Coruscant,” Thrawn said.

C’baoth shot a look at Pellaeon, his eyes seeming to probe for the information his Jedi senses were blinded to. “What is this trick?” he growled, looking back at Thrawn.

“There is no trick,” Thrawn assured him. “I’ve decided that a lightning thrust into the heart of the Rebellion will be the best way to shake their morale and prepare them for the next stage of the campaign. This will be that thrust.”

C’baoth looked out the viewport, his eyes searching the vast reaches of the Bilbringi shipyards. His gaze swept past the blackened hulk of the Star Destroyer … drifted to the asteroids clustered in the central sector …

“Those?” he demanded, jabbing a finger toward them. “Are those your special cargo?”

“You’re the Jedi Master,” Thrawn said. “You tell me.”

C’baoth glared at him, and Pellaeon held his breath. The Grand Admiral was baiting him, Pellaeon knew—a rather dangerous game, in his opinion. The only people who knew precisely what Thrawn had in mind for those asteroids were currently protected by ysalamiri. “Very well, Grand Admiral Thrawn,” C’baoth said. “I will.”

He took a deep breath and closed his eyes, and the lines in his face sharpened with a depth of mental strain Pellaeon hadn’t seen in the Jedi Master for a long time. He watched the other; wondering what he was up to … and suddenly, he understood. Out there, around the asteroids, were hundreds of officers and techs who had worked on the project, each of them with his own private speculations as to what the whole thing was about. C’baoth was reaching out to all those minds, trying to draw out those speculations and compile them into a complete picture—

“No!” he snapped suddenly, turning his flashing eyes on Thrawn again. “You can’t destroy Coruscant. Not until I have my Jedi.”

Thrawn shook his head. “I have no intention of destroying Coruscant—”

“You lie!” C’baoth cut him off, jabbing an accusing finger at him. “You always lie to me. But no more. No more. I command the Empire, and all its forces.”

He raised his hands above his head, an eerie blue-white coronal sheen playing about them. Pellaeon cringed despite himself, remembering the lightning bolts C’baoth had thrown at them in the crypt on Wayland. But no lightning came. C’baoth simply stood there, his hands clutching at empty air, his eyes gazing toward infinity. Pellaeon frowned at him … and he was just considering asking C’baoth what he was talking about when he happened to glance down into the portside crew pit.

The crewers were sitting stiffly in their chairs, their backs parade-ground straight, their hands folded in their laps, their eyes staring blankly through their consoles. Behind them, the officers were equally stiff, equally motionless, equally oblivious. The starboard crew pit was the same as was the aft bridge. And on the consoles Pellaeon could see, which should have been active with incoming reports from other sectors of the ship, the displays had all gone static.

It was a moment Pellaeon had expected and dreaded since that first visit to Wayland. C’baoth had taken command of the Chimaera.

“Impressive,” Thrawn said into the brittle silence. “Very impressive indeed. And what do you propose to do now?”

“Need I repeat myself?” C’baoth said, his voice trembling slightly with obvious strain. “I will take this ship to Coruscant. To take my Jedi, not to destroy them.”

“It’s a minimum of five days to Coruscant from here,” Thrawn said coldly. “Five days during which you’ll have to maintain your control of the Chimaera’s thirty-seven thousand crewers. Longer, of course, if you intend for them to actually fight at the end of that voyage. And if you intend for us to arrive with any support craft, that figure of thirty-seven thousand will increase rather steeply.”

C’baoth snorted contemptuously. “You doubt the power of the Force, Grand Admiral Thrawn?”

“Not at all,” Thrawn said. “I merely present the problems you and the Force will have to solve if you continue with this course of action. For instance, do you know where the Coruscant sector fleet is based, or the number and types of ships making it up? Have you thought about how you will neutralize Coruscant’s orbital battle stations and ground-based systems? Do you know who is in command of the planet’s defenses at present, and how he or she is likely to deploy the available forces? Have you considered Coruscant’s energy field? Do you know how best to use the strategic and tactical capabilities of an Imperial Star Destroyer?”

“You seek to confuse me,” C’baoth accused. “Your men—my men—know the answers to all those questions.”

“To some of them, yes,” Thrawn said. “But you cannot learn the answers. Not all of them. Certainly not quickly enough.”

“I control the Force,” C’baoth repeated angrily. But to Pellaeon’s ear there was a hint of pleading in the tone. Like a child throwing a tantrum that he didn’t really expect to get him anywhere …

“No,” Thrawn said, his voice abruptly soothing. Perhaps he, too, had picked up on C’baoth’s tone. “The galaxy is not yet ready for you to lead, Master C’baoth. Later, when order has been restored, I will present it to you to govern as you please. But that time is not yet.”

For a long moment C’baoth remained motionless, his mouth working half invisibly behind his flowing beard. Then, almost reluctantly, he lowered his arms; and as he did so, the bridge was filled with muffled gasps and groans and the scraping of boots on steel decking as the crewers were released from the Jedi Master’s control. “You will never present the Empire to me,” C’baoth told Thrawn. “Not of your own will.”

“That may depend on your ability to maintain that which I am in the process of re-creating,” Thrawn said.

“And which will not come to be at all without you?”

Thrawn cocked an eyebrow. “You’re the Jedi Master. As you gaze into the future, can you see a future Empire arising without me?”

“I see many possible futures,” C’baoth said. “In not all of them do you survive.”

“An uncertainty faced by all warriors,” Thrawn nodded. “But that was not what I asked.”

C’baoth smiled thinly. “Never assume you are indispensable to my Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn. Only I am that.”

He sent his gaze leisurely around the bridge, then drew himself to his full height. “For now, however, I am pleased that you should lead my forces into battle.” He looked back sharply at Thrawn. “You may lead; but you will not destroy Coruscant. Not until I have my Jedi.”

“As I have said already, I have no intention of destroying Coruscant,” Thrawn told him. “For now, the fear and undermining of morale that accompany a siege will serve my purposes better.”

“Our purposes,” C’baoth corrected. “Do not forget that, Grand Admiral Thrawn.”

“I forget nothing, Master C’baoth,” Thrawn countered quietly.

“Good,” C’baoth said, just as quietly. “Then you may carry on with your duties. I will be meditating, should you require me. Meditating upon the future of my Empire.”

He turned and strode off the bridge; and Pellaeon let out a breath he hadn’t realized he’d been holding. “Admiral …”

“Signal the Relentless, Captain,” Thrawn ordered him, swiveling back around again. “Tell Captain Dorja I need a five-hundred-man caretaker crew for the next six hours.”

Pellaeon looked down into the portside crew pit. Here and there one could see a crewer sitting properly at his station or an officer standing more or less vertically. But for the most part the crewers were collapsed limply in their seats, their officers leaning against walls and consoles or lying trembling on the deck. “Yes, sir,” he said, stepping back to his chair and keying for comm. “Will you be postponing the Coruscant operation?”

“No more than absolutely necessary,” Thrawn said. “History is on the move, Captain. Those who cannot keep up will be left behind, to watch from a distance

--

He’d already demonstrated his ability to take absolute control of the Chimaera and its crewers, an arrogant little stunt that had already delayed this operation by several hours. If he decided to do it again in the thick of battle off Coruscant …

-- Dark Force Rising

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He telepathically induces drowsiness on Mara Jade, to the point that the latter felt as if she had just finished a four-day battle, though her fatigue vanished after she approached the Force blocking Ysalamir's area of influence:

Mentally crossing her fingers, she tapped the comm, keying the code she'd programmed in during the trip. Luck was with her: here, at. Least, Thrawn's people were still using standard Imperial guidance transponders. The Skipray's displays flashed the location, an island forming the center of a ring-shaped lake just past the sunset line. She triggered the transponder once more to be sure, then keyed in the sublight drive and started down. Trying to ignore the last image of the Emperor's face . . .

The Wailing of the ship's alarm jerked her awake. "What?" she barked aloud to the empty cockpit, sleep-sticky eyes flicking across the displays for the source of the trouble. It wasn't hard to find: the Skipray had rolled half over onto its side, its control surfaces screaming wist stress as the computer fought to keep her from spinning out of the sky. Inexplicably, she was already deep inside the lower atmosphere, well past the point where she should have switched over to the repulsorlift.

Clenching her teeth, she made the switchcover and then gave the scan map a quick look. She'd only been out of it for a minute or two but at the speed the Skipray was doing even a few seconds of the inattention could be fatal. She dug her knuckles hard into her eyes, fighting against the fatigue pulling at her and feeling the sweat breaking out again on her forehead. Flying while half asleep, her old instructor had often warned her, was the quickest if messiest way to end your life. And if she had gone down there would have been no one to blame but herself.

Or would she?

She leveled the ship off, confirmed that there were no mountains in her path, and keyed in the autopilot. The ysalamir and portable nutrient framework that Aves had given her were back near the aft hatchway, secured to the engine access panel. Unstrapping from her seat, Mara made her way back toward it -- It was as if someone had snapped on a light switch. One second she felt as if she had snapped on a light switch. One second she felt as if she had just finished a four-day battle; half a step later, a meter or so from the ysalamir, the fatigue abruptly vanished. She smiled grimly to herself. So her suspicion had been correct: Tharwn's mad the Jedi Master didn't want any company. "Nice try," she called into the air.

-- Dark Force Rising

The comic shows Mara being tired before reaching Jomark, suggesting that Joruus was influencing her while she was in orbit:

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Memory Rub

Memory Rub is a Force power that allows one to erase or modify the memories of others.

C'baoth appears to have used Memory Rub on Pallaeon to cause him to forget what he heard:

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Darth Vader Respect Thread (Part 1)

Darth Vader is one of my favorite characters in the Star Wars mythos, so i decided to create a respect thread for him.

Since the thread proved to be too long to include all of Vader's feats and accolades in just one blog entry, I decided to split it into three parts. You can find the second and the third part of the thread here and here. I also made a respect thread for Canon Vader, which can be found at this link.

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Palpatine regards Darth Vader as the greatest Jedi killer of all time. It should also be noted that he would have recreated Vader given the opportunity, and in spite of the latter's betrayal, suggesting he values him more than his other apprentices:

Of all the monsters I have created, I still regard Darth Vader as something of a minor masterpiece. No, he was not an entirely alchemical creation, but he was my monster nevertheless. Even though he failed to live up to his full potential, there was much pleasure in transforming Anakin Skywalker from a bright-eyed, tousle-headed youth into the greatest Jedi killer of all time. Yes, he ultimately turned against his Master, as monsters sometimes do, but that was my fault, not his. Given the opportunity to create Vader again, I would, and with zeal.

-- Jedi Vs. Sith: The Essential Guide To The Force

Vader is more powerful than Darth Maul:

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He was stated by George Lucas to possess 80% of Palpatine's power or potential:

“Anakin, as Skywalker, as a human being, was going to be extremely powerful,” he says. “But he ended up losing his legs and an arm and became partly a robot. So a lot of his ability to use the Force, a lot of his powers, are curbed at this point, because, as a living form, there’s not that much of him left. So his ability to be twice as good as the Emperor disappeared, and now he’s maybe 20 percent less than him. So that isn’t what the Emperor had in mind. He wanted this really super guy, but that got derailed by Obi-Wan. So he finds that, with Luke, he can get a more primo version if he can turn Luke to the Dark Side. You’ll see, as this goes on, Luke is faced with the same issues and practically the same scenes that Anakin is faced with. Anakin says yes and Luke says no.”

-- Star Wars: The Last Battle, Vanity Fair Magazine, 2005

George Lucas views Vader as more powerful than Luke:

Well, children love power because children are the powerless. And so their fantasies all center on having power. And who’s more powerful than Darth Vader, you know? And, some, you know, will be attracted to Luke Skywalker because he’s the good guy. But ultimately, we all know that Darth Vader’s more powerful than he is.

-- https://billmoyers.com/content/mythology-of-star-wars-george-lucas/

Vader's mere presence is said to be enough to weaken even the bravest heart:

Vader’s mere presence was enough to weaken even the bravest heart. He was ruthless, and when he focused his terrible mind on them, Tash felt dark ripples of the Force wash over her, threatening to drown her in pure evil. Beside her, Zak felt Vader’s cruel will like a shadow darker than anything the wraiths could create.

-- Galaxy Of Fear: Army Of Terror

Vader is a terrifying opponent:

Unknown to the Rebels, the Emperor had already laid the groundwork for the perpetual rule of his New Order. He had turned a Jedi into his new dark apprentice, the terrifying Darth Vader.

-- The Dark Side Sourcebook

Darth Sidious views Vader as a threat:

He collected some of these Force adepts and took them to his citadel on Byss, where he initiated them in the powers of the dark side. All of those he taught, human or alien, were only taught enough to fulfilll Palpatine's wishes. He didn't want any of them rising up against him. Bad enough that Vader was as powerful as he was, though Palpatine was certain of Vader’s loyalty to the dark side.

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-- The Essential Guide To Characters

Vader is so powerful that he and Sote/Rotj Luke could overpower Rotj Palpatine if they combined their might:

However if Vader and Luke -father and son- were to combine their might against the Emperor, they could usurp Palpatine's power and bring a new era of peace to the galaxy.

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-- Shadows Of The Empire Sourcebook

The Prophets of the dark side imply that ANH Vader is possibly powerful enough to destroy them as well as the resurrected Darth Maul with the Force:

Of course you could refuse the duel and attempt to destroy all of us here and now. You might even succeed. But such a deed would diminish you in the Emperor's eyes, would it not? And you would always wonder. Doubt would always nag at you. You could never be certain whether Darth Maul was your better...unless you take up this challenge.

-- Tales 9: Resurrection

Ron Marz, the comic's author, has confirmed this is indeed what they meant:

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It should be noted that Maul was powered up to fight Vader, meaning he was stronger than ever:

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Luke claims that Vader could have stomped him had he seriously tried to kill him:

She pointed a finger at Luke, and before Luke even recognized her evil intent, a ripple of Force slammed into him. White lights exploded behind his eyes, and the right side of his face felt as if it had been smashed by a hammer. His left arm and right leg crumpled under their unbearable weight, and he dropped to the ground on one knee, stunned. All the noise and blaster fire and screams of pain died away, became a distant roaring. Gethzerion pointed at him again, twitched her finger, and his eyes lost focus. He felt the hammer blow to his left temple, dropped to his side and rolled over to his back, gasping. Luke stared up at the sky, watching streams of rocks hurtling above him—some propelled by the Force, others hurled by rancors.

Time seemed to slow. His head throbbed, pounding to the same rhythm as the beating of his heart. His face had gone cold, numb, and Luke realized distantly that Gethzerion’s spell had ripped open blood vessels in his brain, and he was about to die, one among hundreds of fatalities on this battlefield.

So this is how it would have been, if Vader had tried to kill me.

--The Courtship of Princess Leia

Vader eventually surpassed his ROTS iteration:

Many years later, Obi-Wan and Darth Vader duel a second time. The Sith Lord is now more experienced and powerful.

-- Beware The Sith

This duel was very different from their last. Obi-Wan was older and weaker while Vader was even stronger, fueled by hatred and thirst for revenge.

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-- Jedi Battles

In his duel against Darth Vader on Bespin, Luke Skywalker reveals himself as an extraordinarily gifted artist with the blade who has largely taught himself. After a single brief session with Obi-Wan Kenobi years ago, and only a short time with Yoda, Skywalker is able to hold up against a Dark Lord of the Sith at the height of his powers.

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--Insider 62

Ben was still clutching his lightsaber when he reached an access tunnel that led back to Docking Bay 327. As he entered the tunnel, he sighted a tall, shadowy form at the tunnel's other the end. Even if Ben had never seen Darth Vader's cybernetic incarnation via a HoloNet broadcast on Tatooine, he still would have sensed the power of his former apprentice, now concealed within black armor.

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-- The Life And Legend Of Obi-Wan Kenobi

“This is a fight you cannot win, Darth. Your power has matured since I taught you, but I too have grown much since our parting. If my blade finds its mark, you will cease to exist. But if you cut me down, I will only become more powerful. Heed my words.”

-- A New Hope

His power was great, now, greater than it had ever been. It shimmered from within, and resonated with the waves of darkness that flowed from the Emperor.

-- Return Of The Jedi

You are Darth Vader, Lord of the Sith, master of the Dark Side of the Force. Once a power for good in the galaxy, you are now feared as the ultimate evil. Obi-Wan Kenobi, a Jedi Knight, opened you to the power of the Force. You became his apprentice and learned the ways of the Jedi. But Kenobi's methods were slow and difficult, not quick and easy as you hoped they would be.

So you gave yourself over to the Dark Side, allowing it to consume you so that you could be reborn in a more powerful image. Now you stand with the Emperor, bent on subjugating the entire galaxy to his New Order.

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-- Lightsaber Dueling Pack: Darth Vader

More powerful in the Force than ever before as well as a master of the lightsaber, Darth Vader prepares for his final battle as the Rebel fleet hammers the fully operational Death Star.

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-- Darth Vader Return Of Anakin Skywalker

Darth Sidious muses that Vader would eventually become a risk to his mastery:

More important, by the time Vader was capable of becoming a risk to his Mastery, Sidious would be fully conversant with the secrets Plagueis had spent a lifetime seeking–the power of life over death. There would be no need to fear Vader.

-- Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader

Palpatine muses that Vader's limitations were more phsychological than physical, and also that he would have to do everything he can to reawaken Vader's power, even at his own peril, once again suggesting Vader could potentially become a risk to his mastery:

Yes, Vader was not precisely what he had bargained for. Vader’s legs and arms were artificial, and he would never be able to summon lightning or leap about like the Jedi had been fond of doing. His dark side training was just beginning. But Sith power resided not in the flesh but in the will. Self-restraint was praised by the Jedi only because they didn’t know the power of the dark side. Vader’s real weaknesses were psychological rather than physical, and for Vader to overcome them he would need to be driven deeper into himself, to confront all his choices and his disappointments.

Powered by treachery, the Sith Master-apprentice relationship was always a dangerous game. Trust was encouraged even while being sabotaged; loyalty was demanded even while betrayal was prized; suspicion was nourished even while honesty was praised.

In some sense, it was survival of the fittest.

Fundamental to Vader’s growth was the desire to overthrow his Master.

Had Vader killed Obi-Wan on Mustafar, he might have attempted to kill Sidious, as well. In fact, Sidious would have been surprised if Anakin hadn’t made an attempt. Now, however, incapable of so much as breathing on his own, Vader could not rise to the challenge, and Sidious understood that he would need everything in his power to shake Vader out of that despair, and reawaken the incredible power within him.

Even at Sidious’s own peril…

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--Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader

Vader grew more powerful over time:

Over time Vader has advanced in his ability to manipulate the dark side of the Force, and has used it to sustain his own damaged body as well as to persuade opponents of his will. Under the Emperor's tutelage, Vader learns to kill with mere suggestion.

-- Star Wars Visual Dictionary

As Darth Sidious's apprentice, Vader continues to expand his knowledge and the power of the dark side.

-- Force And Destiny Core Rulebook

Even his own generals could not escape Vader's wrath, and as time went by, the Sith's powers grew even stronger.

-- The Story Of Darth Vader

"My Master seems pleased; his apprentice grows ever stronger."

-- Galactic Battlegrounds

Between Lord Vader and the Imperial Inquisitors (and a handful of independent Jedi Hunters), the dark side grew stronger and stronger.

Credit to Azronger--The Dark Side Sourcebook

All his life he had been trained to turn fear into anger, and anger into power. It was no different, he realized, for Darth Vader. Where else could Lord Vader look for increased power than to the Emperor himself? People were either predators or prey. That was one of the most basic rules of life. Together, Darth Vader and his apprentice would ensure that their joint power only increased.

Credit to Azronger-- The Force Unleashed

Vader was stated by Jeremy Barlow to be more powerful than Maul and Dooku:

His power isn’t on Vader’s level, true, or even on Count Dooku’s level — but that never stops him. He stands alongside the Sith Lords only by sheer force of will.

-- http://www.previewsworld.com/Home/1/1/71/950?articleID=145871

While the Son Of Dathomir comic was primarily intended to be part of the Disney continuity, it should be noted that Matt Martin, a member of the Story Group, stated it is also part of Legends, meaning Barlow's words apply to the Legends continuity as well:

After defeating Roan Shryne, Vader feels the power of the dark side surging through him, and he also feels like having crossed an invisible threshold to a new world. Palpatine also senses that Vader has begun to tap deeply into the power of the dark side, indicating he previously didn't, thus suggesting that Vader grew substantially more powerful:

More important, Vader's bloodlust had been appeased; replaced by self-possession of a sort he had never before experienced. It was as if he had crossed some invisible threshold to a new world. He could feel the power of the dark side surging through him like an icy torrent. He felt invulnerable in a way that had nothing to do with his durasteel prostheses, his suit of armor and gadgets, which now seemed little more than an outfit. And it had taken a Jedi–yet another Jedi–to usher him over that threshold.

--

Sidious was pleased. Vader had done well. He had sensed the change in him, even in the brief conversation they had had following the events on Kashyyyk. Now that Vader had begun to tap deeply into the power of the dark side, his true apprenticeship could begin. The Jedi were incidental to him. He was covetous of the power Sidious wielded, and believed that one day they would be equals.

-- Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader

Vader is one of the deadliest Sith apprentices in history:

Darth Vader was one of the most deadly Sith apprentices ever.

-- Star Wars: Sith Wars

The Emperor considers Vader to be his minor masterpiece:

My Empire, so perfect in vision, has at times proved infuriating in its implementation because of the sloth and stupidity of my underlings. Even Vader, my minor masterpiece, is often weak and indecisive. It is fortunate that I have an eternity to outlive his errors.

-- Book Of Sith: Secrets From The Dark Side

Vader is stated as virtually invincible by virtue of his dark side powers:

Clad in flowing black robes, protective armor, and a grotesque, combined breath mask and helmet, the imposing figure of Darth Vader was feared throughout the Empire. Utterly ruthless, his Sith powers made him virtually invincible.

-- Star Wars Fact File 3

Vader is the Emperor's most powerful servant:

Perhaps the strongest disciple of Palpatine after Darth Vader, Executor Sedriss remained loyal to the Emperor after the death of his clone over the Rebels' Pinnacle Base.

-- Handbook 3: Dark Empire

Although Palpatine called for the extermination of Jedi and any Force-sensitives who could conceivably challenge him, he did keep a few loyal agents who were trained in the Force. Darth Vader was chief among them, as his primary lieutenant and Sith apprentice.

-- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

Vader is far more powerful than Asajj Ventress, Mara Jade, Valin Draco, and the Emperor's Shadow Guards:

In that particular instance, Bane and Sidious were foiled, but Sidious' basic aims remained. He sought to create a network of Force-wielding agents loyal only to him. None would be trained sufficiently to be a threat to Darth Bane's insistence that there only be two Sith, nor would they be a threat to Darth Sidious or his apprentice, Darth Vader. The most powerful of these agents were "only" Sith adepts but would appear almost as dark Jedi - the likes of Asajj Ventress, Mara Jade, or Inquisitor Valin Draco (in fact, a fallen Jedi). The lesser agents were reduced to still-deadly faceless minions. Among their ranks were the Shadow Guard.

Credit to Greysentinel365-- The Official Starships And Vehicles Collection 63

Luke compares Vader's power to that of Darth Krayt:

Determined to root out those behind the mayhem, Jacen follows a trail of cryptic clues to a rendezvous with the most shocking of revelations. Meanwhile Luke grapples with something even more troubling: dreamy vision of a shadowy figure whose Force power and ruthlessness remind him of Darth Vader. If Luke's visions come to pass, they will bring untold pain to the Jedi Master...and to the galaxy.

Credit to El_mago-- Fate Of The Jedi: Apocalypse

Luke grapples with something even more troubling: dream visions of a shadowy figure whose Force power and ruthlessness remind him of Darth Vader—a lethal enemy who strikes like a dark spirit on a mission of doom.

Credit to El_mago--Legacy Of The Force: Betrayal

Vader is perhaps Supreme Prophet Kadann's most powerful enemy:

He hated the Emperor, and Kadann taught him to also hate Darth Vader, the Emperor's most trusted servant (and perhaps Kadann's most powerful enemy, if the darksider ever decided to make his play for power).”

Credit to El_mago-- The Dark Side Sourcebook

He was a far more formidable opponent in TESB than he was in ANH:

Within the armoed forces Vader now holds absolute power over the higher Imperial officers who scorned him earlier in his career. This situation reflects Vader's greater mastery over himself and over the Force in the time since the Battle of Yavin, an improvement that is readily apparent in his lightsaber style during the duel with Luke Skywalker on Bespin. Vader has largely freed himself of pain through the Force in the years since the Battle of Yavin and, by practice with living opponents both willing and unwilling, he has advanced his lightsaber technique. Baron Orman Tagge serves as testament to Vader's technique by this era, precisely blinded in both eyes by Vader's blade in a duel. Vader is thus a far more formidable foe on Bespin than he was against Ben Kenobi on the Death Star.

-- Insider #62

Vader is stated by Sam Witwer to be powerful enough to wreck Starkiller, indicating that he was toying with him in their previous encounters:

"But there was definitely moments where Starkiller faces off very cocky against Vader, maybe near the beginning of the game, and Vader *houses* him. And he says "how are you doing this?" And he's says "I'm Darth Vader."...

...that Vader had been gaming him, quite a bit."

-- Far, Far Away: Episode VIII: Sam Witwer

Just in case there is any doubt about the validity of Witwer's words due to his status as a mere voice actor, it should be noted that he and Haden Blackman, the author of TFU, previously discussed the story, indicating that Witwer is aware of Blackman's intent and is thus merely revealing what the latter had in mind:

Yeah, absolutely, I'll give you little tidbits. The story of 3 was going to be as I understand it, thematically the terror of Darth Vader, because, you know, Haden Blackman wasn't about to have you beat this guy two times in a row without making a very strong point at the end of the third one and throughout the third one. That, you know there is, there is a... you know, I shouldn't say too much in case this all happens...

-- Far, Far Away: Episode VIII: Sam Witwer

“Haden Blackman, David Collins (Proxy) and I have discussed the story and it’s pretty great. I don’t think it’s much of spoiler to say that taking Vader captive is not the best idea.”

-- Far, Far Away: Episode VIII: Sam Witwer

Vader is far more powerful than the Starkiller clone:

You grab your sabers and attack, but Vader is too powerful. He tosses you away like a rag doll.

-- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II: Prima Official Game Guide

18 BBY Vader is considered by Nick Rostu to be far more powerful in the Force than Kar Vastor. Given that this would put him above the likes of 22 BBY Mace Windu, and thus, above Jedi such as Shaak Ti, Yarael Poof, Fay, or Yaddle, this is an impressive accolade. Noting that Nick seemed to be aware of Kar's power even before the fight against Mace, so his comparison shouldn't be inaccurate:

Nick Rostu knew darkness.

He had, after all, stood with the Jedi Master Mace Windu against Kar Vastor in the steaming jungles of Haruun Kal. Kar Vastor, leader of the Balawai resistance; Kar Vastor, with his arm-mounted vibroblade weapons and his almost supernatural strength. Kar Vastor, stronger in the Force than any of the Korunnai, stronger than any in the galaxy, perhaps, save for the Jedi. Kar Vastor, so submerged in the dark side that, even though Nick had been only a couple of meters away from him during that final battle, eventhough he could see the man as clearly as he could see Mace, or Iolu, the guard who'd sliced him from sternum to navel-still, looking back on it now, he realized he couldn't visualize the guerrilla leader's face. It was as if the Balawai commander had been shrouded in darkness, somehow, as if the dark side of the Force radiated a strange anti-light. Kar Vastor had been the essence, the personification, of primal power, jungle savagery, and bloodlust distilled into flesh. Nick had never seen anyone or anything to match him.

Until now.

Until he stood, unarmed, before Darth Vader.

As if being armed would make a difference, he thought. He could be tricked out with wrist rockets, a hold-out shooter, a pair of DL-44s, and a disruptor rifle, and he might just as well be carrying a pointed stick. Vastor had been animal ferocity and menace, barely contained. He'd thrummed with the power of the dark side. His arms, legs, torso, and shoulders had been layered with striated muscle; he looked like he could have lifted a pregnant grasser over his head. One-handed.

Vader was as tall as Vastor had been, but probably massed a good twenty kilos less. He wasn't physically impressive in the same way; no musculature was visible under the black armor.

It didn't matter. There was no doubt in Nick's mind that, were Kar Vastor somehow to be pitted against Darth Vader, the feral Balawai renegade wouldn't stand a chance.

The Force was powerful in Vader; even the dim wattage of Nick's connection could feel that. It was far more powerful than it had been in Kar Vastor. It had pulsed from Vastor in waves of fury, blasted like an open furnace. In Vader, it was-contained. Pent.

Waiting.

-- Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight

"There's a lor pelek who travels with Depa's band. He's... very powerful. More than powerful. If we can get Besh and Chalk to him before they start the twitches, he might be able to save them."

-- Shatterpoint

As of ANH, Vader's power is great enough that Ben Kenobi was seemingly strained and pressured by his former apprentice's mere presence:

The two Galactic warriors stand perfectly still for a few moments, sizing each other up and waiting for the right moment. Ben seems to be under increasing pressure and strain, as if an invisible weight were being placed upon him. He shakes his head and, blinking, tries to clear his eyes.

-- A New Hope

The two Galactic warriors stand perfectly still for a few moments, sizing each other up and waiting for the right moment. Ben seems to be under increasing pressure and strain, as if an invisible weight were being placed upon him. He shakes his head and, blinking, tries to clear his eyes.

-- A New Hope Script

Yet, even as they fight, Ben seems to be under increasing pressure and strain--as if an invisible weight were being placed upon him...

-- Classic Star Wars: A New Hope Comic

Vader is far more powerful than Ferus Olin:

He was more powerful by far, but the plastoid armor made for awkward maneuvering.

-- Rebel Force: Uprising

Darth Sidious, the most powerful Sith lord in history, attributes Vader's ability to kill him in Rotj to his apprentice's power. While the feat itself is circumstantial, this is nonetheless rather impressive, especially when bearing in mind that Rotj Palpatine at this point is arguably far more powerful than his earlier iterations:

Yes, Vader remained strong in the Force, but strong enough to succeed me? Never. Granted, he was strong enough to kill me. But that only lasted for so long.

-- Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide To The Force

According to Palpatine, DE Luke is only potentially superior to Vader, suggesting the latter is at least equal to his son:

"Yes, that mask inspired terror throughout the galaxy but the feeble heart within was forever possessed by the impotent side of the Force. You can be far stronger than he was."

-- Dark Empire 1

"Yes... you have that talent... you are a Skywalker, after all... You can be like him... You can be greater than he was!"

-- Dark Empire Endnotes

Vader is incredibly powerful:

Vader's apprentice was both strong in the Force and incredibly aggressive. As a teenager, the apprentice was already more powerful than many Jedi Knights had been during the Clone Wars, and it was only Darth Vader's incredible power and skill that allowed him to defeat the boy in combat.

-- The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide

Vader's control over the Force is phenomenal:

Vader, one of the last of the Jedi, has phenomenal control over the Force.

-- Galaxy Magazine 11

He possesses immeasurable power:

As his control over the dark side deepened, Vader grew increasingly contemptuous of his previous life as a mere student. The Dark Lord possessed immeasurable power, and unquestionable authority.

-- Anakin Skywalker: The Story Of Darth Vader

19 BBY Darth Vader is one of the most powerful entities in the galaxy:

Such threats hold no fear for Vader. Indeed, it is in such situations that he feels most alive...in such moments that he can forget the armored prison in which he exists...forget the many sacrifices he has made to reach his current position as one of the most powerful entities in the galaxy.

Credit to Dawn_Of_Ages-- Dark Times: The Path To Nowhere

Just three months after Mustafar, Darth Vader is implied to be more powerful than Celeste Morne, with he himself and Karness Muur claiming during their duel that Morne was unable to win. Celeste also mused that she didn't have the strength to stop Vader. This is significant, because Celeste Morne displayed enough willpower to keep Karness Muur trapped for over a century, and could temporarily withstand the combined might of Darth Krayt and Darth Maladi:

Karness Muur: "No? You cannot hope to survive this fight..unless you give in to me...accept my power."

--

"You reek of despair...defeat. Give up, Celeste Morne. You cannot win."

Darth Vader: "Give up. You cannot defeat me."

-- Dark Times 12: Vector, Part 6

In her heart, Celeste Morne knows that Karness Muur is right...she doesn't have the strength to stop Vader.

-- Dark Times 12: Vector, Part 6

Even by the time of ANH, and thus years before his prime, Vader was the second most powerful being in the galaxy, including the likes of Master Yoda, Cronal, Jerec, Vergere, Karness Muur, Gethzerion, Lumiya, Joruus C'Baoth, the Sorcerers Of Rhand, the Inquisitors, the Prophets Of The Dark Side, and the Emperor's Dark Side Adepts:

Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith, has instilled terror throughout the galaxy since the beginning of the Empire. His devotion to the Emperor and mastery of the dark side gives him more power than any single individual in the galaxy except for the Emperor himself.

-- Shadows Of The Empire: Prince Xizor vs. Darth Vader Action Figure (Kenner)

In his distinctive black armor, Vader is an imposing figure. In the entire galaxy, he is second in power only to the Emperor himself.

-- Insider 65

At the beginning of A New Hope, Darth Vader is so powerful in the Dark Side that he is second in command of the entire galaxy!

-- Adventures Magazine 4

Darth Vader

The most powerful and feared figure in the galaxy next to his Master, the Emperor.

Credit to El_mago--The Original Trilogy Scrapbook

For the first time he could remember, the dark side had no answer. And a great surge of unfamiliar emotion suddenly washed over him.

Darth Vader, the Dark Lord of the Sith's apprentice, one of the two most powerful beings in the galaxy, was afraid.

-- Death Star

Bearing in mind that Vader was given more and more authority and responsibility as his strength grew, implying his political/military power is a by-product of his power in the Force:

Aided by the Emperor, Vader continued his own twisted Jedi training. As he grew in strength, he gained more authority and responsibility, rising to become the Emperor's right-hand servant.

Credit to Dawn_Of_Ages-- Lightsaber Dueling Pack: Darth Vader

As of 18 BBY, Vader muses that he could strike his master down, in spite of seeing him go all out, though he probably thought this out of anger:

"You killed her. That was good - it brought you to me."

You killed her. That was good. Vader was shocked at the grief and anger that roiled through him at his Master's words. He could easily have struck his Master down.

-- The Last Of The Jedi: Reckoning

Palpatine views Sedriss as just a moderately powerful Force user, and not Sith apprentice material, even as a placeholder, in spite of the latter being one of the his strongest apprentices, implying that Vader is immensely more powerful than him, and by extension, the other Dark Side Adepts:

As leader of my Dark Side Adepts, Military Executor Sedriss has been the most loyal, and is commended for reviving me here on Byss. But for all his usefulness, Sedriss is only a moderate Force-sensitive, a capable errand boy but hardly the stuff of a Sith apprentice.

-- Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide To The Force

Vader is implied to be far more powerful than Cronal, given that the latter compared himself to Kar Vastor, a Force user the Sith lord was stated to exceed in power way before his prime:

And with the shadow nerve network of meltmassif lacing his body, he had a connection to the fundamental power of the Dark that rivaled Cronal's own.

-- Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor

He was stated as more powerful than Jerec:

The tattooed man’s dark-side energy wasn’t quite as powerful as the feeling she’d gotten from Darth Vader months ago. This man wasn’t as strong as Vader. But he was almost as evil.

-- Galaxy Of Fear: Spore

Vader was stated to be as formidable as the Emperor:

Once Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, the black-cloaked Darth Sidious has fulfilled his masterful plan and taken control of the entire galaxy, with the equally formidable Dark Lord of the Sith by his side.

Credit to Azronger-- Galactic Files: Emperor Palpatine

Vader is even more capable with the Force than he is with a lightsaber:

Darth Vader is the embodiment of all evil. Under the guidance of Emperor Palpatine-aka Darth Sidious- Lord Vader controls the Galactic Empire with an iron fist. He's an unparalleled lightsaber combatant and an even more capable Force wielder.

-- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II: Prima Official Game Guide

His power increased after the destruction of the Death Star:

When the Death Star exploded, it was believed that Vader had been lost to the void. But he returned, more powerful than before, and was given command of the fleet assigned to track down Skywalker and the Rebel fleet.

-- Galaxy Guide 1: A New Hope

The more powerful figures may often be defeated but not slain. They may flee, like Darth Vader after the destruction of the Death Star, to return more powerful on another day.

Credit to Azronger--Gamer 5

He possesses considerable powers and mastery of the dark side:

However, even Vader's considerable powers and mastery of the dark side could not stop a young Rebel pilot, himself strong with the Force, from destroying the Empire's greatest weapon.

-- Star Wars Sourcebook

Vader is one of the most powerful Sith Lords in history:

Many of the most powerful, terrifying, and notorious Sith Lords through history have been Human or near-Human, including Exar Kun, Darth Malak, Darth Bane, Darth Sidious, Darth Vader, and Darth Krayt.

-- Behind The Threat: Sith

From a slave on Tatooine to one of the most powerful Sith Lords ever, Anakin Skywalker's rise to power was as astonishing as it was tragic.

-- Star Wars: Force Collection

He emanates terrible power:

When his subjects forgot who ruled the Empire, the Emperor sent Darth Vader to remind them. His mere presence inspired dread; his visage inspired terror. Few could stand in his presence and not feel the terrible emanations of his power.

-- Darkside Sourcebook

According to Luke, Vader is as formidable a foe as Joruus C'Baoth:

According to Luke Skywalker, the duplicate C'baoth was easily as formidable a foe as Darth Vader and completely twisted to the dark side of the Force.

-- Thrawn Trilogy Sourcebook

Vader reaches his prime in ROTJ:

His power was great, now, greater than it had ever been. It shimmered from within, and resonated with the waves of darkness that flowed from the Emperor.

-- Return Of The Jedi

The ancient Sith Lord Karness Muur is impressed by Vader's power:

"This one's strong, Celeste Morne...and willing. He deserves the talisman"

-- Star Wars: Dark Times 12: Vector, Part 6

Darth Vader is noted multiple times to be a master of the dark side:

Vader. The thought of him made Tash's skin crawl. He was the Dark Lord of the Sith, a master of the dark side of the Force and, next to the Emperor, the most powerful man in the galaxy

-- Galaxy Of Fear: Army Of Terror

He is Emperor Palpatine's Sith apprentice and a fierce military leader. He is feared throughout the galaxy for his mastery of the dark side of the Force.

-- Star Wars: Force Collection

Answering only to the Emperor, Darth Vader uses fear, terror, and mastery of the dark side of the Force to destroy the Empire's enemies. Despite his loyalty to his master, Vader retains some connection to the light side and the Jedi he used to be.

-- Star Wars: Force Collection

Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith, was the scourge of the Jedi, a master of the dark side of the Force, and one of the Emperor's most trusted servants.

-- Star Wars Databank (Old): Darth Vader

You are Darth Vader, Lord of the Sith, master of the Dark Side of the Force.

-- Lightsaber Dueling Pack: Darth Vader

Anakin had become Darth Vader, master of the dark side and Dark Lord of the Sith.

--

As a Master of the dark side of the Force, Vader was expert at wielding a lightsaber.

-- The Star Wars Trilogy Scrapbook: The Galactic Empire

Bail Organa considers Vader to be powerful almost beyond belief:

Mon Mothma loosed a fatigued exhalation. "I've never understood any of this, about the Siths' involvement in the war."

"You only need to understand that Vader is Palpatine's executioner. He's powerful almost beyond belief."

-- Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader

Vader's mastery of the Force supposedly rivals that of the most powerful of Jedi, though this might just be Tarkin's opinion:

Of course, it might easily have disappeared in one of the white-hot lava rivers . . . but was it really just a coincidence that Darth Vader, encased in a life-support suit and demonstrating a mastery of the Force supposedly only attained by the most powerful of Jedi, had become the Emperor's new favorite immediately after Skywalker left the scene?

-- Death Star

Vader is perhaps the ultimate master of the dark side after the Emperor.

Before Joruus C'baoth come out of his seclusion to threaten the New Republic, Luke Skywalker had to face perhaps the ultimate masters of the Dark Side, Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine.

Credit to Azronger-- Heir To The Empire Sourcebook

Vader is the living embodiment of the dark side. This is notable, as only beings like Palpatine, Darth Plagueis, and Emperor Vitiate received such an accolade:

Darth Vader became the epitome of the Emperor's New Order, the embodiment of the Dark Side.

Credit to Azronger-- Heir To The Empire Sourcebook

His dark side power is great enough to cause Ferus Olin to shrink back:

Ferus felt the dark side of the Force surge in a sickening wave, so powerful he inadvertently shrank back. He knew what it meant. The Sith Lord had arrived.

-- Last Of The Jedi: Underworld

Vader is so powerful that he can keep himself alive via a combination of his will and of his armor:

Kenobi thought that Anakin Skywalker died that day, and in a way he had. The being who pulled himself out of the fiery pool was irredeemably dark and scarred. He became more machine than man, a twisted, evil being kept alive only by the machinery within his dark armor and by his own black will.

Credit to Azronger-- Heir To The Empire Sourcebook

Vader's mere presence is powerful enough enough to create tremors in the Force, and incite dread in Jax Pavan:

Jax felt himself grow cold with dread. He felt another tremor in the Force, a warmer, friendly one, and realized, even before he looked to confirm it, that Laranth was awake. He saw from her expression that she had also felt the vibration in the Force. She might not be able to identify it as quickly or as assuredly as he had, but she knew it was bad news.

-- Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight

Jax Pavan and Probus Tesla claim that 18 BBY Vader is the most powerful Force-user they have ever known. This is especially impressive, because one of the Force sensitives Pavan and Tesla met was Kajin Savaros, who pulverized an Inquisitor with a Force push. It's also worth noting that Pavan was a former Jedi Knight, so he most likely knew Jedi Council members such as Mace Windu:

Abruptly he experienced a sudden tingle that vibrated the lines of the Force—a plangent throb telling him that a new player was approaching the blasted landscape of the Factory District. Someone extremely strong in the Force—stronger than he’d ever encountered before. It could mean only one thing:

Darth Vader was coming.

-- Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight

No, Jax didn’t know what Darth Vader was capable of. Aboard the dying Far Ranger he thought he had seen him fail to manipulate Thi Xon Yimmon’s mind and have to settle, instead, for manipulating gravity. Still …

“I’ve never known a Force-user as powerful as Vader,” he admitted. “Which only makes it more critical that we rescue Yimmon.”

--

Not only was Darth Vader the most powerful Force-user Tesla had ever known, he had always thought of him as a towering genius.

-- The Last Jedi

But the Inquisitor high above Laranth’s head had leapt, Force-lightning sparking from his hands in two deadly, dancing streams.

Kaj turned and raised his hands, delivering a massive Force-push from every angle against the Inquisitor. One moment the Inquisitor was falling toward Laranth, power streaming from his hands—the next he was simply gone. Where he had been there was only a fine swirl of ash. In seconds it, too, was gone, tugged apart by the air currents above the street.

Laranth had half fallen against a slab of tilted masonry and was staring up into the empty air; Jax and I-Five raced to her side, hurling aside obstacles as they ran—Jax using the Force, I-Five using his innate strength.

Kaj breathed out a sigh of relief; the Twi’lek would be fine.

He swung back to his own target now … and found it gone. He swept the area with the Force, uncaring at that moment if every Inquisitor in the sector felt him.

It did no good. The Inquisitor was gone.

He let out a roar of rage that embedded a meter-long twist of durasteel in the nearby building.

Far up the street, Probus Tesla, propped painfully in a deep window embrasure, watched as the Jedi and the droid he had sought gathered their companions and disappeared from sight.

His first impulse when he had emerged from the rubble—where he had lain twisted painfully despite his effort to cocoon himself—was to continue the fight, to let his sheer rage empower him. But then he had seen that boy—that untrained adept—use the Force to … atomize Mas Sirrah. Destroy him so thoroughly that not even an echo of his Force signature remained. It was as if he had never existed.

In his entire tenure as an Inquisitor, Tesla had never seen the Force used in such a way.

--

Jax shifted uneasily, remembering the ease with which Kaj had sent the Inquisitor into oblivion.

-- Coruscant Nights III: Patterns Of Force

Jax Pavan regards Vader as the black heart of vacuum:.

The image of the miisai still burned behind his closed eyelids. It struck him as paradoxical that this tiny specimen, with its fragile sprigs, was a close relation to the towering columns of wood around Big Woolly’s spaceport. Both drew life from soil and sun. Both pulsed with life force. Both were at once strong and flexible.

There was, indeed, a lesson in that, he realized, and it turned his thoughts toward the way he had experienced the Force, standing amid the trees of Toprawa. It had been different from his normal perception of it. He had always “seen” it as a web of energies in which he existed. When he used those energies, he saw them as tendrils or ribbons that reached out from his core to interact with the material universe.

But on Toprawa, he had experienced the Force as something that flowed up from the heart of a world, through the arteries of every forest giant and into the atmosphere with the oxygen. In his mind’s eye, he saw the trees—the great, monumental trees—roots in the ground, reaching into the skies, simultaneously moving and still.

It was suddenly very still inside Jax Pavan. He opened his Force sense to the miisai where it sat in its pot of soil. He could see it, then; he could feel it—the Force originating in some infinite well, flowing up through the slender trunk and gracefully turned branches, breathing out into the ether.

He drew in a deep breath, his mind hovering on the verge of epiphany. He felt an echo from that moment of ineffable peace when, months earlier, he had for a brief flash touched the hem of the Cosmic Force. He felt the stirring in his veins and arteries and, wanting it desperately, reached for the realization that was just beyond his grasp …

And touched the black heart of vacuum.

Vader!

Jax recoiled, literally thrusting himself backward and inward, away from that chill connection. He wanted to believe it had been merely a manifestation of his own apprehension, but he knew it was not. He had felt Darth Vader’s touch as surely as he felt the deck of the Far Ranger beneath him.

-- The Last Jedi

Force KnowledgeVader was stated to have knowledge and understanding of the powers and dark side secrets Luke learned from Palpatine, including Sith Alchemy and Doppelgänger. The Emperor and Luke also claim that Vader knew the dark side well:

Luke is, perhaps, learning more about the Dark Side than he wants to know. The more the Emperor reveals, the more Luke is repulsed. The sheer depravity of the man would shake the soul of the strongest Jedi.

But Luke must continually remind himself of his vow to conquer the Dark Side from within.

Luke's father understood these secrets, these powers, and willingly used them to crush and enslave multitudes of Galactic citizens.

"Your father knew the Dark Side well...especially my teachings of weakness. How he could inspire fear! Yes...you have that talent...you are a Skywalker after all... You can be like him... You can be greater than he was!"

--

Satisfied that his "young apprentice" has crossed the threshold from which there is no returning, the Emperor unveils his teaching, and Luke is given the knowledge that was bestowed on his father before him!

-- Dark Empire Endnotes

"I found knowledge there...all the dark things father knew so well...the ability to control others...to destroy others, if I so choose.

-- Dark Empire I

This would also include the Dark Side Compendium, which Luke read in its entirety, suggesting that Vader studied the volumes as well. Most notably, one of the volumes contained knowledge on the creation of Force Storms, implying Vader can use, or at least knows this power as well:

"Listen to me, Leia...we can stop him...I've read his dark books. According to his own words, he has awakened a chaos even he cannot control!

-- Dark Empire I

He became more knowledgeable over time:

On Vjun, Vader conducted his own studies of the dark side. He had no doubt that the Emperor knew what he wanted more than anything: the power to kill his Master.

-- The Rise And Fall Of Darth Vader

As Darth Sidious's apprentice, Vader continues to expand his knowledge and the power of the dark side.

-- Force And Destiny Core Rulebook

Palpatine completed Vader's training in the dark side.

After the Emperor completed Vader's dark training, he granted him the title of "Lord Vader."

Credit to Azronger-- Heir To The Empire Sourcebook

His knowledge of the dark side makes him powerful and dangerous:

Vader's knowledge of the dark side of the Force makes him a powerful and dangerous figure.

-- Star Wars: Sith Wars

Vader's knowledge of the dark side of the Force makes him unnerving and dangerous.

-- Character Encyclopedia

As a member of the Banite line, Vader has access to the Sith Archives passed down from master to apprentice for generations. Bearing in mind that Darth Bane himself was more knowledgeable than many Sith before him, and that his successors continued to increase that knowledge for nearly a millennium, which means that Vader had immensely greater resources to study from than Bane himself:

Darth Bane's Rule of Two was a keystone of the Sith Order for centuries. The Battle of Ruusan, nearly a millennium ago, would have ended the Sith Order had Darth Bane not reconstituted it as a diarchy operating from the shadows. His writings became part of the Sith Archives passed down from master to apprentice for generations.

Credit to Emperordmb-- Book Of Sith: Secrets From The Dark Side

For a millennium, the Sith maintained the order in secrecy, passing down their evil heritage. As they gained knowledge of the dark side of the Force, their powers increased with each generation.

Credit to Emperordmb-- Episode I: The Phantom Menace Scrapbook

The Sith had changed. The Sith had grown, had adapted, had invested a thousand years' intensive study into every aspect of not only the Force but Jedi lore itself, in preparation for exactly this day. The Sith had remade themselves.They had become new.-- Revenge Of The Sith

Noting that Vader is confirmed as a Rule of Two Sith Lord in multiple sources:

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He possessed the Asli Krimsan Holocron, which contained information about techniques such as Malacia and Force Illusions:

Krimsan was a humanoid female with more than two hundred years of teaching experience at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. It remains unknown how the holocron that she maintained came into Darth Vader's possession. Although the Asli Krimsan Holocron was primarily conceived for the education of young Jedi, it also contains information on a wide range of events, including tales of the Jedi Knight of the old Republic and their battles against the Sith.

-- Jedi Vs. Sith: The Essential Guide To The Force

Vader has unlimited access to all the knowledge in the Jedi temple, including the Holocron Vaults, which contain the most closely guarded secrets of the Jedi Order, as well as a number of Sith Holocrons:

Black armorweave and feats of strength weren't the only things that distinguished Darth Vader from Anakin Skywalker. Where Anakin had had limited access to the Jedi Temple data room, Vader–even light-years from Coruscant–could peruse any data he wished, including archival records, ancient texts, and holocrons fashioned by past Masters.

-- Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader

"Beyond this door lies the Holocron Vault. The Holocrons contain the most closely guarded secrets of the Jedi Order."

-- The Clone Wars Season 2: Holocron Heist

The Archives vault contains the only known Sith Holocrons, whose very existence is revealed only to a handful of Jedi at the highest levels.

-- Attack Of The Clones Visual Dictionary

Noting that the amount of knowledge the Archives contained was likened to that of the ancient library of Ossus, as well as to the Banite archives as of Darth Plagueis' time, almost a millennium after Darth Bane, though it should be noted that part of it was destroyed during the events of Rots:

For a thousand generations, the Jedi worked hard to ensure that peace flourished throughout the galaxy. During that time, a number of repositories of Jedi knowledge developed, whose scope and sheer magnitude have become legendary. Of these, the library on the planet Ossus is perhaps the most infamous. Tragically, it was obliterated when the stars of the nearby Cron cluster were exploded by the weapon of the ancient Sith High Priest, Naga Sadow. What vast knowledge and wisdom was lost in the ensuing conflagration is now a matter for myths and stories to imagine. In more recent times, the Archives at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant were similarly vast.

-- Star Wars Fact File 46

The tour began in the outermost rooms, which were appointed with furnishings and objects of art of the highest quality, gathered from all sectors of the galaxy. But Plagueis was neither as acquisitive as a Neimoidian nor as ostentatious as a Hutt; and so the ornamented chambers quickly gave way to data-gathering rooms crowded with audio-vid receivers and HoloNet projectors; and then to galleries filled to overflowing with ancient documents and tomes, recorded on media ranging from tree trunk parchment through flimsiplast to storage crystal and holocron. The Muuns were said to abhor literature and to loathe keeping records of anything other than loan notices, actuarial tables, and legal writs, and yet Plagueis was guardian of the one of the finest libraries to be found anywhere outside Obroa-skai or the Jedi Temple on Coruscant.

--

Exiting the turbolift, the first thing to catch Sidious’s eye was the library: rack after rack of texts, scrolls, disks, and holocrons—all the data he had been craving since his apprenticeship began. He ran his hands lovingly over the shelves but barely had time to revel in his excitement when 11-4D ushered him onto a descending ramp that led into what might have been a state-of-the-art medical research facility.

Credit to Azronger-- Darth Plagueis

He knows many fearsome dark side powers, which he taught Galen Marek

Under Vader's relentless tutelage, the Apprentice all but perfected the fine art of lightsaber combat and learned to wield many fearsome dark side powers.

-- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

Vader retained his knowledge of the Jedi arts, as well as everything Obi-Wan Kenobi himself knew, which includes powers such as Force Light, Force Drain, Summon Storm, and Force Illusion (credit to Azronger):

While he retained his knowledge of the Jedi arts, he felt uncertain about his place in the Force; and while he had taken his first steps toward awakening the power of the dark side, he felt uncertain about his ability to sustain that power. How far he might have been now had fate not intervened to strip him of almost everything he possessed, as a means of remaking him!

Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader

OBI-WAN: You are strong and wise, Anakin, and I am very proud of you. I have trained you since you were a small boy. I have taught you everything I know. And you have become a far greater Jedi than I could ever hope to be, and you have saved my life more times than I can remember.

-- Revenge Of The Sith Script

He studied the Holocron and writings of Sorzus Syn, having given a portion of his knowledge to Kharys, who was capable of summoning Smoke Demons, one of Syn's spells:

Much later, one of the pupils returned. He told us that Obi-Wan and the Jedi were destroyed—by his hand—then, he invoked our oath and made Skye an Imperial satrapy, to be ruled in his name by Kharys, to whom he gave a portion of his knowledge and powers. That man was Darth Vader.

-- Star Wars Annual 1: The Long Hunt

He had access to the journal of Darth Malgus:

The excerpts from the journal of Darth Malgus kept during the Great Galactic War some thirty-six centuries ago are a prime example of how a wounded warrior can be sustained by rage. The war was an unbounded success for the era's Sith Emperor, and Malgus was one of his best soldiers. I obtained this text many decades ago from a dealer in antiquities, and have recently passed it to Darth Vader so he might gain inspiration.

-- Book Of Sith: Secrets From The Dark Side

This isn't actually a knowledge feat, but here, Palpatine muses that he and Vader could rule the galaxy for many thousands of years, and live eternally, implying he would have eventually shared the secret of immortality with his apprentice after discovering it:

For thousands of years, the ability to survive death had been pursued by Sith and Jedi alike, and no one had been successful at discovering the secret. Beings had been saved from dying, but no one had cheated death. The most powerful of the ancient Sith Lords had known the secret, but it had been lost or, rather, misplaced. Now that the galaxy was his to rule, there was nothing to prevent Sidious, too, from unlocking that mystery.

Then he and his crippled apprentice might hold sway over the galaxy for ten thousand years, and live eternally.

If they didn't kill each other first.

-- Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader

Vader earned the title of Dark Lord of the Sith due to his deeds and mastery of the Force, indicating that he has far greater knowledge/mastery than Palpatine's other minions, such as Jerec, Cronal, and The Emperor's adepts, which is further confirmed by the fact that they had no access to the Sith Order's secrets:

Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith

--

Vader held fast to his Jedi training, but he freely drew upon the dark side for additional strength and power. He also embraced the Sith teachings passed on to him by the Emperor, earning the title of Dark Lord through deeds and mastery, by utilizing the deep well of anger within him.

-- Rebellion Era Sourcebook

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Vader is so skilled and knowledgeable that he can render most of Starkiller's Force attacks useless (credit to Azronger):

Vader is highly skilled in manipulating the Force. His knowledge of the dark side is enough to render most of your Force attacks useless.

-- The Force Unleashed II: Prima Official Game Guide

Physical CapabilitiesGeneral accoladesVader's armor provides him with great mobility and strength, in spite of his nerves and muscles being severely damaged:

Impulse generators lacing the armor provided electrical impulses to stimulate Vader's muscles, providing him with great mobility and strength despite his severely damaged muscles and nerves.

-- The New Essential Guide To Weapons And Technology

Vader eventually overcame the physical restrictions from his injuries and from his suit:

Destroyer of the Jedi Order, the Emperor's personal enforcer, Darth Vader, had overcome the physical restrictions from the injuries he had received in his duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi, and from the bulky armor he had to wear to stay alive.

-- The Official Starships And Vehicles Collection 8

Speed/MobilityAccording to Ferus Olin, Vader, even as of 18 Bby, is faster than anyone he's ever seen move, including the likes of Soara Antana and early post Rots Obi-Wan Kenobi:

It happened before he could get out another word. Faster than an eyeblink. Faster than he'd seen anyone move, anyone except Yoda.

-- Last Of The Jedi: Secret Weapon

Vader deflcts blaster fire from a turret emplacement:

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He creates afterimages/trails of light with his lightsaber:

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Vader moves so fast that he seems to teleport:

He forms a continuous afterglow of his lightsaber, while displaying enough agility to appear to fly:

He kills Roan Lands before Ferus Olin can react, indicating that he could have speedblitzed the latter:

"He is a former associate, yes, but --"

It happened before he could get out another word. Faster than an eyeblink. Faster than he'd seen anyone move, anyone except Yoda.

The lightsaber hadn't been there, and then it was, and the lightsaber was a blur. Vader moved without seeming to move, and the lightsaber sliced into Roan, straight into his chest. Straight into his heart.

-- Last Of The Jedi: Secret Weapon

He'd stood by and watched, too slow to react, as Darth Vader had casually flipped his lightsaber and ran it through his best friend, his partner, Roan Lands.

-- Last Of The Jedi: Against The Empire

Vader dodges an enraged Ferus Olin's attacks:

Ferus heard Amie shout, but he couldn't focus on anything but his own need to plunge his lightsaber deep into Vader. He whirled and attacked again, but Vader again was gone, moving with a speed and lightness that was surprising considering his body armor.

-- Last Of The Jedi: Secret Weapon

Vader moves with such speed that he doesn't seem to be there when an enraged Ferus Olin attacks him:

This was it, then. The final confrontation.

He was ready. His rage was ice and fire.

He charged.

His first blow was easily parried. He came at Vader again. Again. Circling, jumping, vaulting past him, turning. Each time his lightsaber came toward him, it was eilher deflected in a shock that ran up his arm, Vader simply wasn't there.

---

Ferus leaped over a gaping hole in the floor and attacked Vader again, but his lightsaber cut through empty air.

-- Last Of The Jedi: Reckoning

It should also be noted that Ferus was seemingly empowered by a Sith holocron during the fight:

He had everything he needed to defeat him, didn't he? He had the Sith Holocron for strength, Vader's true identity in his hand, his own rage. With those tools, he could do it. The Emperor had told him he could. Ferus thought quickly. He wanted to pick the battleground. Someplace that would unsettle the former Jedi.

-- The Last of The Jedi: Reckoning

Vader comes out of nowhere in front of Ferus Olin:

Vader came out of nowhere, raising a gloved hand. Ferus felt himself lifted up, over Vader's head. He couldn't breathe.

-- Last Of The Jedi: Reckoning

Showing good leaping prowess:

Vader leapt, his powerful prosthetic legs carrying him to the top of a broad but short flight of steps in time to see Shryne sprint across the bridge at Jedi speed, motioning to his accomplices to move Zar through the gate.

Vader leapt again, this time to the bridge, and to within only a few meters of Shryne, who spun about, dropping to one knee and firing repeatedly. This time Vader decided to show Shryne whom he was dealing with. Holding his lightsaber to one side, he raised his right hand to absorb the blaster bolts.

Clearly astonished, Shryne remained on one knee, but only briefly. In an instant he had passed through the gate and was shouldering his way through the crowd outside the wall.

Vader's final leap landed him just short of the rampart. Over the heads of the milling beings, at the forward edge of a landing platform, a woman with gray-laced black hair was gesturing frantically to Shryne and his cohorts, who were already hauling Fang Zar up the platform steps.

All too easy, Vader told himself.

Time to end it.

-- Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader

Vader dodges Roan Shryne's lightsaber blow by leaping, and then lands behind him, in spite of Shryne possessing tremendous speed:

For an instant it seemed that the blade was going to pass clear through Vader's knees, but Vader leapt high, half twisting in midair and coming down behind Shryne.

-- Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader

As tenuous as his contact with the Force sometimes was, Shryne was still a master with a sword, and almost thirty years of training had honed his instincts and turned his body into an instrument of tremendous speed and power.

-- Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader

He deflects blaster fire from all sides:

Wings uplifted, the shuttle made a rough landing on the tier, bolts from Wookiee blasters careening from the fuselage. When the boarding ramp had extended, Appo and his stormtroopers hurried outside, Vader right behind him, his ignited blade deflecting fire from all sides.

-- Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader

Vader performs a lightning-fast underhand sweep:

Lightsaber grasped in both hands, Vader took a single forward step and performed a lightning-fast underhand sweep that almost knocked Forte's lightsaber from Shryne's grip. Spinning, Shryne regained his balance and raced forward, feinting a diagonal slash from the left, then twisting the blade around to the right and surging forward.

Credit to Brightsteel-- Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader

Vader and Starkiller swing their blades so fast that they are visible only as blurs:

Finally, Starkiller saw an opportunity. They were exchanging rapid blows along the edge of the buckled platform, blades swinging so fast they were visible only as blurs. Vader's defenses were impenetrable; his lightsaber seemed to arrive a split second before Starkiller's, every time.

-- The Force Unleashed 2

He moves his lightsaber faster than the human eye could follow:

Faster than a human eye could follow, Vader's lightsaber was up, activated and moving. Grammel's slashed form pitched wildly, stumbled backward and tumbled over the side of the crawler. There was a lull as the stunned driver looked on in terror.

-- Splinter Of The Mind's Eye

He swings his lightsaber so fast that it becomes nothing but a blue circle:

"No," Vader assured him, "no. You overestimate yourself, child." The Dark Lord drew himself up to his full, awesome height. "I have finished playing with you."

Swinging his saber until it was no more than a blue blur in the dank air of the temple, he leaped straight up into the air. It was more than a jump, less than levitation. Out of the blue circle of energy he flung the saber.

-- Splinter Of The Mind's Eye

He draws his lightsaber faster than thought, waves it invisibly fast and deflects at least a dozen blaster bolts while caught off-guard:

The faint click of metallic weapons reached his ears. Faster than thought, Vader drew and ignited his lightsaber. In the same moment, small openings appeared in the walls and ceiling, and hidden blasters fired. Energy beams rained down on the Dark Lord and his soldiers. Stormtroopers cried out as blaster bolts shattered their white armor.

At least a dozen bolts streaked toward Vader himself. Moving faster than the eye could follow, Vader's lightsaber blocked them all.

Except for one.

The last blaster shot slipped past his saber and glanced off the Dark Lord's armored shoulder. Circuits snapped and sizzled. Looking down, Vader saw that the energy beam had sliced a thin hole in his armor and reached his skin. A tiny stream of blood trickled down his armor and dripped onto the stone floor. The Dark Lord let out a low growl and covered the wound with his gloved hand. The wound itself was only a scratch, but he relied on his armor's power to keep him alive. Now that it had been punctured, he would have to have it repaired.

More blasters fired.

-- Galaxy of Fear: Clones

He casually dodges/parries Aurra Sing's attacks, and seemingly moves faster than her, to the point that Sing sees him move preternaturally fast:

Her fist never made contact. Raising his right hand and bringing it around in a swift arc, Vader blocked the blow and sent the body behind it flying across the room. As she flew, a startled but still wholly self-aware Sing tucked and rolled. She hit the opposite wall hard, bounced off, landed on her feet, and immediately came at him again.

“The reflexes of an animal,” Vader murmured. His lightsaber hung at his waist. He ignored it, his fingers going nowhere near the weapon. “That’s what the Empire needs: a few more well-trained, domesticated animals.”

“Domesticated? I’ll show you who’s domesticated!” She leapt high, kicking out, and in midthrust somehow bent sideways to kick harder with her other leg.

In a movement preternaturally fast, but which somehow looked almost languid, Vader ducked, reached up, and with one gloved hand lightly tapped her in the middle of her back. A serious thrust catching her in that position could have broken her spine. The Dark Lord’s touch was more of a caress. He was letting her know what he could have done.

Landing in a crouch, a feral expression on her face, she raced at him again, low this time. Her speed was startling: a droid would have been hard-pressed to match her acceleration. She dropped low to the floor and swung her right leg around in a powerful circle sweep. Her intent was to take his legs out from under him.

-- Coruscant Nights II: Streets Of Shadows

Vader speedblitzes a Jedi Knight:

He dodges a Jedi Master's attack after being wounded by a lightsaber blow, and this happened before Vader got used to his suit:

Vader kills the above mentioned Jedi Master before the latter could strike him down:

Vader forms a shield out of his blade:

He seemingly appears out of nowhere:

Vader deflects several blaster bolts at very close range:

Moving fast enough from the other side of a room to intercept a blaster bolt and send it back at the shooter:

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Creating afterimages of himself and showing great agility decades before his prime:

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A few other scans showing Vader's agility:

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StrengthVader shatters a crystalline pillar while injured:

Vader busts through a wall (credit to Azronger):

He rips off a door from a ship:

He crushes a stormtrooper's head:

Leaving cracks on a table with a punch:

Sending the Dark Woman flying with a pommel strike (credit to Brightsteel):

Lifting a man by the throat and killing him by chocking him or breaking his neck:

Vader hurls a med droid across a laboratory wìth his injured arm:

The humaniform 2-1B was in the midst of executing Vader's instructions when sparks geysered from Vader's left forearm, and blue electricity began to gambol across his chest. With an infuriated growl, Vader lifted the injured arm, hurling the med droid halfway across the laboratory.

-- Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader

Casually lifts and carries Garrulan across a room, then throws him into a chair with enough force to send it rolling backwards into a wall:

Stretching out his right hand, Vader yanked Garrulan off his feet and carried him through the foyer and into the office, where he deposited him in a castered chair, which rolled backward and struck the wall.

Credit to Brightsteel-- Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader

Performing an underhand sweep that nearly disarms Roan Shryne. For the record, Shryne was stated to have tremendous power, which likely refers to his physical strenght:

Lightsaber grasped in both hands, Vader took a single forward step and performed a lightning-fast underhand sweep that almost knocked Forte's lightsaber from Shryne's grip. Spinning, Shryne regained his balance and raced forward, feinting a diagonal slash from the left, then twisting the blade around to the right and surging forward.

Credit to Brightsteel-- Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader

As tenuous as his contact with the Force sometimes was, Shryne was still a master with a sword, and almost thirty years of training had honed his instincts and turned his body into an instrument of tremendous speed and power.

-- Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader

He is so strong that the weight of a dozen stormtroopers was not enough to move him:

The energy beams didn't slow him down, though. Eppon picked up another trooper as though he weighed nothing, and hurled the armored soldier at the rest of the troop. The stormtroopers stumbled backward in a clatter of armor, crashing into Vader. The weight of a dozen men was not enough to move the Dark Lord, but the confusion caused by the troopers gave Gog an opening.

-- Galaxy Of Fear: Army Of Terror

Shattering a pillar:

Kicking an assassin several meters away (credit to Azronger):

Nearly disarming Galen Marek with his opening blow:

The apprentice knew exactly what to expect. They had dueled many times before. He had learned how to fight at the hands of the man in the black suit-the man whose face had been forever hidden from him. He knew the intimacies of his refined version of Djem So, a fighting style that incorporated elements of Ataru, Soresu, and Makashi. He had fended off many wild, slashing attacks that would have overwhelmed even an extraordinary Jedi Knight. He had borne the brunt of many psychological battles.

He thought he was ready-and so the sheer severity of the opening blow took him by surprise. A simple double stroke, up and then down, it contained enough power to jar his wrists and shoulders and very nearly disarm him completely. The collision of their lightsabers was blinding. He staggered backward and found himself at the center of a telekinetic storm.

-- The Force Unleashed

Vader is so strong that Rotj Palpatine struggled while in his apprentice's grip, seemingly unable to escape it. In fairness, the Emperor was caught off guard as Vader grabbed him from behind, but it should also be noted that Vader achieved this feat while his body was weakened and wounded, with his injuries including a broken leg and a gravely weakened arm:

Palpatine struggled in the grip of Vader's unfeeling embrace, his hands still shooting bolts of malign energy out of in all directions.

-- Return Of The Jedi

The Emperor struggles in his embrace, his bolt-shooting hands now lifted high, away from Luke.

-- Return Of The Jedi Movie Script

Durability/Stamina/Pain tolerance/Willpower19 BBY Vader survives being buried alive for days, stating that the dark side gave him all he needed. This happened after being torched by two flamethrowers, tanking a few explosions, and collapsing a cathedral on himself. In the same instance, he also willed himself back from the dead, a feat he accomplished seemingly subconsciously, seeing as he asked Garoche Tarkin why he (Vader) was still alive:

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Bearing in mind that, throughout much of the later issues of the series, Vader's chest panel was badly damaged, and he later lost his helmet, both of which, especially the latter, are normally essential to his life support system (credit to Azronger):

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Various instances of Vader easily tanking explosions:

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He withstands electrocution from an electroshock net:

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He withstands a large amount of debris thrown at him by three Jedi Masters:

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Vader gets hit by a Dark Jedi's blast of Force Lightning and telekinesis, yet he tanks it and beats his opponent easily:

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He survives the explosion of a massive tower (Credit to GeorgeWBush):

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He once again withstands a massive explosion decades before his prime and with no visible injuries (credit to Wolfrazer):

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He withstands a huge explosion unleashed by Galen Marek that shattered the Emperor's tower while he was already gravely wounded. It should also be noted that Vader's life support system was disabled at that time, due to losing his helmet and his chest panel being destroyed, meaning had to use much of his willpower in just staying alive even before being engulfed by the blast:

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Bombarded by Force Lightning, Starkiller did not fight back but instead unleashed all the power of the Force within him, causing a tremendous blast that shattered the Emperor's tower and caused enough of a distraction to allow Eclipse and the Rebel Senators to escape.

-- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

This feat is made even more impressive when considering that Galen was experiencing Oneness, and thus operating at a far greater level of power than ever before:

Energy surged through him. He felt as though a star had blazed to life in his chest. Driven by concern for his friends rather than himself, he embraced the Force completely, utterly, and was rewarded with strength that made his efforts with the dark side look like those of a child. His nerves were on fire. Streamers of light radiated from his skin. His bones glowed like radiant lava.

He saw rather than felt the massive shock wave that consumed a large portion of what remained of the observation dome. A glowing bubble of fire tore the stormtroopers to shreds and engulfed Vader and the Emperor.

-- The Force Unleashed

Before his reconstruction, Vader used the dark side to survive after losing his limbs and being burned by lava long enough for The Emperor to rescue him. Later, after awakening on Coruscant, he also displays enough willpower to withstand every operation the medical droids performed on him without passing out, despite being reconstructed without anesthesia:

Only the dark side of the Force allows Darth Vader to cling to life after being mortally wounded: he is barely alive when his charred remains are recovered by Darth Sidious.

-- The Complete Visual Dictionary

The flames finally burned out. Anakin's mechanical right arm dug into the sand. He pulled, and slid a few millimeters up the slope.

Again!

With each movement, hot volcanic shards scraped and tore at his roasted flesh. It took all of his concentration to shift his scorched remains up the slope and away from the lava river.

He moaned. Only his powers kept him from blacking out.

Again!

Only his hatred for Obi-Wan made him want to live another day.

Anakin—he still thought of himself as Anakin—heard the engine of an arriving starship travel over his position. He had no idea how much time had passed before he heard a clone trooper's voice call out, "Your majesty, this way."

Then he heard Palpatine's voice, "There he is. He's still alive."

Anakin's blackened torso went completely limp as he finally allowed darkness to sweep over him.

Anakin awoke on an operating table, surrounded by droids. The recently appointed Emperor Palpatine had brought him to a surgical reconstruction center on Coruscant, and the droids were busily attaching robotic limbs to his quivering torso, which was strapped to the table by strong metal belts. The droids were working fast to maintain the precious midi-chlorians that existed in Anakin's blood and tissue. To prevent the midi-chlorians from becoming thinned by intrusive chemicals, the droids were working without anesthetics.

Anakin felt everything.

He felt each cold metal blade that sliced into his hideously scarred flesh to allow more tools to probe and stabilize his damaged internal organs. He squirmed as shattered bones were replaced by plastoid, and cringed as lasers grafted the new limbs into place. At some point, he overheard a surgical droid explaining to Palpatine that he would require a special helmet and backpack to cycle air in and out of his damaged lungs.

Despite this damage, throughout the entire procedure, he never stopped screaming.

-- The Rise And Fall Of Darth Vader

He tanks the Starkiller clone's Lightning, which was powerful enough to vaporize three stormtroopers, before blocking it with his lightsaber:

A burst of lightning arced from Starkiller's fingers. Too late, the Dark Lord raised his lightsaber to catch the attack. Lightning crawledup and down his chest plate and helmet, provoking a painful whine from his breathing apparatus. The servomotors in his right armstrained.

Starkiller had only a split second before his former Master repelled the attack. The Force flowed through him. Droid parts and debris rose up and spun around the room. With a harsh rending sound, the metal wall burst outward, letting in the fury of the storm. But even in the grip of his passions he knew that there was a difference. He was intimately familiar with what being driven by negative emotions felt like. His original had been a slave to the dark side until Juno and Kota had shown him how to be free. That legacy remained even now. He would choose the emotions that ruled him. He would not be a slave to them.

The dark side tugged at Starkiller, and it was hard to resist. He hated his former Master. He feared for Juno. He doubted the very fact of his existence. Killing the man who had created him would go some way to solving at least two of those problems. The temptation was very strong.Vader's blade caught the edge of the lightning. The Dark Lord began to straighten.

-- The Force Unleashed 2

A highly concentrated blast of Starkiller's lightning hits Vader into the side of the latter's armor, yet all it does is distract him for a moment:

And when Vader forced Starkiller onto his back foot and raised his lightsaber to strike him down, Starkiller fired a lightning blast into the side of Vader's armor that was so concentrated, even the new insulation couldn't absorb it.

The Dark Lord stiffened, betrayed by his extensive prosthetics. The distraction lasted only a moment, but it was enough. Starkiller knocked his blade out of the way and moved in to strike.

-- The Force Unleashed 2

He withstands a prolonged blast of the Starkiller's lightning, while the latter was using several pylons to empower his attack. This is incredible, because Starkiller's feats include frying a planet wide network before his prime, and overloading a cannon with enough energy to destroy a Star Destroyer while its shields were active. It should be noted, however, that the validity of this feat is questionable, given that, while scripted, it's still part of the gameplay:

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Vader tanks the full force of Palpatine's lightning for long enough to hurl him down a reactor before dying:

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When the evil Emperor, Supreme Master of the Dark Side of the Force, turned the fullness of his malevolence against Luke, Anakin Skywalker suddenly awoke from the curse that had imprisoned him for so long… Shedding his bleak and soulless identity of Darth Vader, Anakin took the full force of his Dark Master’s evil lightning upon himself - and hurled the Emperor to his death.

-- Dark Empire 1 Endnotes

Although it would not have seemed possible, the outpouring of bolts from the Emperor's fingers actually increases in intensity, the sound screaming through the room. Luke's body writhes in pain. Vader grabs the Emperor from behind, fighting for control of the robed figure despite the Dark Lord's weakened body and gravely weakened arm.

The Emperor struggles in his embrace, his bolt-shooting hands now lifted high, away from Luke. Now the white lightning arcs back to strike at Vader. He stumbles with his load as the sparks rain off his helmet and flow down over his black cape. He holds his evil master high over his head and walks to the edge of the abyss at the central core of the throne room. With one final burst of his once awesome strength,

Darth Vader hurls the Emperor's body into the bottomless shaft.

The Emperor's body spins helplessly into the void, arcing as it falls into the abyss. Finally, when the body is far down the shaft, it explodes, creating a rush of air through the room.Vader's cape is whipped by the wind and he staggers, and collapses toward the bottomless hole. Luke crawls to his father's side and pulls him away from the edge of the abyss to safety. Both the young Jedi and the giant warrior are too weak to move.

-- Return Of The Jedi Movie Script

At that instant, Vader sprang up and grabbed the Emperor from behind, pinning Palpatine's upper arms to his torso. Weaker than he'd ever been, Vader had lain still these last few minutes, focusing his very fiber of being on this one, concentrated act—the only action possible; his last, if he failed. Ignoring pain, ignoring his shame and his weakness, ignoring the bone-crushing noise in his head, he focused solely and sightlessly on his will—his will to defeat the evil embodied in the Emperor.

Palpatine struggled in the grip of Vader's unfeeling embrace, his hands still shooting bolts of malign energy out in all directions. In his wild flailing, the lightning ripped across the room, tearing into Vader. The Dark Lord fell again, electric currents crackling down his helmet, over his cape, into his heart. Vader stumbled with his load to the middle of the bridge over the black chasm leading to the power core. He held the wailing despot high over his head, and with a final spasm of strength, hurled him into the abyss.

Palpatine's body, still spewing bolts of light, spun out of control, into the void, bouncing back and forth off the sides of the shaft as it fell. It disappeared at last; but then, a few seconds later, a distant explosion could be heard, far down at the core. A rush of air billowed out of the shaft, into the throne room. The wind whipped at Lord Vader's cape, as he staggered and collapsed toward the hole, trying to follow his master to the end. Luke crawled to his father's side, though, and pulled the Dark Lord away from the edge of the chasm, to safety.

-- Return Of The Jedi

As the Emperor continued to strike Luke with his barrage of Sith lightning, Vader struggled to his feet. One leg was broken, and the other wasn't working right. Moving awkwardly, he shifted his bulk to stand beside his Master. On the floor, Luke writhed in agony, and was on the verge of death as he groaned, "Father, please. Help me."

Vader watched Luke curl into a fetal position as the Emperor hurled an even more staggering wave of lightning at his victim. Vader had no doubt that Luke was about to die. His son screamed.

Not just my son . . .

The Emperor unleashed another round of lightning.

. . . or Padme's son . . .

Luke screamed louder.

. . . but my son . . . who loves me.

Luke's clothes began to smolder as his body involuntarily spasmed. Suddenly, Vader realized that he was no longer concerned about his own personal future. Despite all the terrible, unspeakable things he'd done in his life, he knew he could not stand by and allow the Emperor to kill Luke. And in that moment of awareness, he was Darth Vader no more.

He was Anakin Skywalker.

It took all of his remaining strength to seize the Emperor from behind, lift him off his feet, and carry him to the open elevator shaft. The wretched Emperor continued to release lightning bolts, but they veered away from Luke and arced back to crash down upon him and his insurgent apprentice. The lightning penetrated Vader's life-support suit and electrified Anakin's organic remains, but he lurched forward until he could throw the Emperor into the elevator shaft.

Palpatine screamed as his body plummeted down the shaft. Still trapped within Darth Vader's armor, Anakin collapsed at the shaft's edge, but heard the explosion of dark energy that consumed the falling Emperor.

-- The Rise And Fall Of Darth Vader

Ironically, this is used by some as evidence that Vader is unable to tank Lightning in general, but is actually an incredible durability and willpower feat for multiple reasons:

Palpatine's Lightning is unrivaled by that of any other Sith Lord;Vader was "weaker than he'd ever been". Indeed, having been redeemed, his damaged body was no longer sustained by his rage, which was both stated to be what allowed him to survive (along with his suit, of course), and shown in other instances to allow him to stay alive even with his life support system severely damaged, which is a reasonable explanation for why he was so weakened. He was physically damaged as well, with his injuries including a severed hand, a broken leg, and another malfunctioning one. Noting that he was struggling to his feet because of the latter two wounds;Force users like Mace Windu and Yoda were pushed to their limits and overwhelmed by the Lightning of a far weaker iteration of Palpatine;Vader was, per the Rotj novel, focusing solely on killing the Emperor, meaning he was not actually trying to defend himself, which is also corroborated by the novel "The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader" stating he was "no longer concerned about his own personal future" ;Part of the reason he died was due to his suit's vulnerability (link), suggesting he would otherwise have survived in spite of the Emperor's power;The bottom line is that Vader died due to a combination of three factors: Palpatine's lightning, his support system being compromised, and not having the dark side to sustain him. Despite all of this, Vader, albeit with Luke's help, was still strong enough to go all the way from the throne room to the hangar of the Death Star (a battle station the size of a small moon) before finally dying.

Indeed, considering that his suit was a more relevant factor in his demise than the potency of Palpatine's lightning, and that as a Sith he could survive without his life support system even as of 19 BBY when calling on the dark side, this would logically mean that Sith Vader would have survived in spite of everything.

Vader demonstrates enough stamina to fight Starkiller for hours without being hit even once by his apprentice, and seemingly without exhausting himself:

He fought like a machine, too, with relentless blows and single- minded aggression. The first time they had dueled, in Starkiller's first life, Vader had displayed no anger at all-just determination, not to kill his apprentice, but to wear him into submission. The fight had raged across the training deck of the Executor for hours, with Starkiller never landing a single blow, no matter how he tried. He had gone from excitement at thinking that he had graduated to a new level of mastery to realizing just how much he had left to learn. More fuel had been added to the hatred he had felt for his Master and tormentor, along with a twisted kind of love for the man who made him stronger by showing him how weak he was. The fight had only stopped when Starkiller collapsed unconscious from exhaustion and was dragged by PROXY to his meditation chamber.

-- The Force Unleashed 2

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Darth Vader Respect Thread (Part 3)

This is the third part of my Darth Vader respect thread, which I created due to the content of my previous blogs being too long. The first and the second part can be found here and here. I also made a respect thread for Canon Vader which can be found at this link.

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Telekinesis

Telekinesis is an ability that allows a Force user to manipulate the environment and other people with the power of the mind.

Vader lifts up and throws an Y-Wing with ease:

19 BBY Vader brings down a cathedral while severely injured. It should also be noted that Vader did this while his life support system was compromised due to his chest panel and his helmet being destroyed, meaning he had to use much of his power just to stay alive:

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The cathedral was also stated to house a labyrinth underneath, suggesting the overall structure was quite large:

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Indeed, Haden Blackman, the comic's author, has confirmed that Vader collapsed the entire cathedral, and that it was a massive building:

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Basically, Vader performed this feat while he was hugely hindered due to his suit's main life support systems being destroyed, and as such this would be a low showing even for a fresh 19 BBY Vader.

Vader uses Force Crush on a flying Tie fighter, a feat he accomplished with ease and years before his prime:

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As of Anh, Vader demonstrates enough power to completely disintegrate a stormtrooper's body, leaving nothing in its place, a feat he accomplished with ease:

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He sends a group of Jedi flying with a Force Wave, likely killing them:

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Vader crushes rubble with casual ease (credit to WollfMyth209):

He chokes Antinnis Tremayne, one of the most powerful Inquisitors (credit to WollfMyth209):

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Vader ragdolls three of Sa Cuis' clones at once and effortlessly tears through their Force defences.

"Get clear," said Vader, and stabbed his Force reach through the shield of the Cuis clones, seizing their throats and crushing them. One yielded and Vader moved in fast, taking three strides forward and slashing his saber down to fell the clone.

Two were left, plus Sheyvan. He was still alive. Vader could feel him yet not see him. Lekauf's men fired rapid bursts of flame at the last two Cuis clones standing, pinning them against the port bulkhead as Vader moved in and they struggled to maintain the protective bubble around them. Smoke rolled from every surface. The shuttle's interior was made from fire-resistant materials, but the temperature in the confined space was now getting unbearable.

Nele fired another burst of burning gas at the Dark Jedi. Then one of the Cuis clones made a massive effort and sent the ball of flame back at Vader.

Vader's suit could withstand nearly every assault. But Lekauf, a man trained to react without pausing to debate, flung himself in front of him and took the brunt of the flame. He fell, gasping, as the clones closed in on the Dark Jedi and Vader burst apart their Force shields with pure focused rage.

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--Two-Edged Sword

He chokes Jedi Master Rahm Kota and throws him toward his stormtroopers:

Before anyone else could react, Kota whisked the lightsaber from Starkiller's belt and launched himself at the Dark Lord. Vader raised a hand and caught the general telekinetically about the throat. Kota dropped the lightsaber and desperately clutched at the invisible fingers choking him, but the pressure only increased. When his resistance was crushed, Vader threw him bodily toward the stormtroopers and turned his attention elsewhere.

-- The Force Unleashed

He hurls a stone table at Starkiller, sending him crashing through three pillars and proceeds to toss him toward an icy cliff:

Before Starkiller could reach out for where his lightsaber lay fallen on the ground, the stone conference table lifted into the air and hurled itself at him. Crashing through three of the pillars and catching him squarely in the chest, it drove him out into the snow. Ignoring everyone else in the room, Vader strode heavily after him, lightsaber raised.

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Vader casually tossed him toward the icy cliff. He slid across the ground, clutching weakly at the snow, and then spilled over the edge. The world turned for a moment and he thought he might have fainted as he fell. The bottom of the cliff was thousands of meters below, impossibly distant. It didn't seem to be coining closer, which puzzled him momentarily.

-- The Force Unleashed

He hurls missiles at Starkiller from all sides:

He staggered backward and found himself at the center of a telekinetic storm. His Master seized on his momentary weakness and hurled missiles at him from all sides, hoping to keep him off his guard. For a moment, it worked. Then the apprentice straightened and, with a sweep of his left arm, blew the missiles away. He blocked a savage slash that would have cut him in two and another that would have lifted his head clean from his shoulders.

-- The Force Unleashed

Years before his prime, he briefly chokes Starkiller:

"You can teach me nothing," Darth Vader's leaden voice intoned. One black glove clenched, and for a moment the apprentice's throat closed tight. He beat back the telekinetic attack with one of his own, shoving his Master in the chest with the force of a small explosion, throwing Darth Vader backward across the room.

-- The Force Unleashed

Vader appears to match Galen Marek in power in their telekinetic battle, seemingly choking him at times, though Starkiller did the same as well:

And there were ways to fight that didn't involve lightsabers. Loose objects, accelerated to killing speeds by the Force, became projectiles that converged from all directions. Invisible fists clutched for throats or punched with the power of pile drivers. Floors tipped underfoot; severed beams stabbed like javelins; overloaded circuits exploded.

-- The Force Unleashed

Vader throws one of Starkiller's lightsabers off target, sending the latter flying and simultaneously buckling a platform:

Vader made no move to defend himself when Starkiller reached the very top of the cloning tower. Determined to prove him wrong, Starkiller didn't waste time announcing his intentions. He just lunged. Only at the very last moment did Vader raise his blade to block the blow, and even then the move seemed almost casual, disinterested. Starkiller struck again, with both lightsabers. Vader blocked one blade and used telekinesis to throw the other off target. The platform buckled and twisted, sending Starkiller flying.

-- The Force Unleashed 2

Vader hurls Juno Eclipse far away out of a window:

Then he pushed her in exactly the same way Starkiller had pushed the stormtroopers. She felt as though the world moved out from under her, sucking all the air away with it. The lightsaber fell from her hand, and suddenly she was flying. Her head snapped forward, and the rain boiled around her. The air itself seemed to hurt, she was moving so fast. Vader receded into the distance with uncanny speed.

How far he pushed her, she couldn't tell. It seemed to last forever, but she knew she had to hit the ground sometime. She hoped it wouldn't be soon. Landing was going to hurt. Something slammed into her from behind. It did hurt.

-- The Force Unleashed 2

He throws wrecked platforms and cloning tubes at Starkiller :

Vader threw wrecked platforms and cloning rubes at him, while he scored three slashes to the Dark Lord's cape in return. They circledthe top of the cloning tower, striking and assessing, then striking again. Starkiller swore that he would not give in to anger or frustration. If that was what Darth Vader wanted, he wasn't going to get it. The only emotion he would give in to was love.

-- The Force Unleashed 2

He easily collapses four massive platforms. He then levitates another platform high in the air, while simultaneously shattering all the cloning tubes on it, and brings it down:

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He pushes Starkiller and proceeds to hurl a lightning pylon at him:

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Vader disarms Starkiller with TK:

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Years before his prime, Vader dominates TFU 2 Starkiller while the latter was enraged. The game guide also corroborates this by stating that Vader was too powerful for Starkiller. This is easily one of, if not Vader's most impressive feat:

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You grab your sabers and attack, but Vader is too powerful. He tosses you away like a rag doll.

-- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II: Prima Official Game Guide

Vader slams Juno down onto the ground. In a rage, you pick your lightsabers and leap between Vader and Juno!

Credit to Azronger

-- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II: Prima Official Game Guide

Other examples of Vader dominating both Galen and the cloned Starkiller in the Wii version of the games. Noting that in the video below, Vader holds Starkiller in his Force Grip for over 20 seconds while the latter was enraged (credit to Azronger):

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Crushing/exploding a huge wooden structure with apparent ease and decades before his prime (credit to Azronger):

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Blasting Starkiller against a nearby structure with great force (credit to Azronger):

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Vader appears to disintegrate a sizeable portion of a huge observation tower, a feat he performed with ease (Credit to Silver2467):

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Note: the following three feats from Empire At War are scripted gameplay, and thus their validity is questionable. Credit to Wolfrazer for the screenshots.

Vader destroys an Ion Cannon:

He destroys a building:

Lifting and crushing a 27 meters long Mobile Proton Torpedo Launcher-2a:

Size: 27 meters long

-- Star Wars Databank: MPTL-2a mobile proton torpedo launcher

Vader pins Aurra Sing to the floor:

At the last instant the Dark Lord thrust both hands downward toward the spinning bounty hunter. A profound surge in the Force rippled through the room. Guards posted at a distance in the hallway nearby were nearly knocked off their feet by it. But the strength of the emanation had not been directed at them.

Casually, as if inspecting a new exhibit that had been donated to the Imperial Museum, Vader walked around the now motionless figure on the floor. Aurra Sing lay on her back, unable to move. It was as if a giant weight pressed her down. Seething in impotent rage, she watched the Dark Lord pass through her field of vision and beyond.

-- Coruscant Nights II: Streets Of Shadows

He sends his attacker flying ten meters away:

Eppon leaped to his feet and threw himself at Vader. He slammed into the Dark Lord with the sound of a mountain falling. Vader took half a step back to keep his balance, then lifted Eppon up over his head. Eppon tried to clasp his opponent, but Vader’s armor covered every inch of his skin. With the help of the dark side of the Force, Vader sent Eppon crashing into the egg chamber, ten meters away.

-- Galaxy Of Fear: Army Of Terror

Vader seals two heavy doors shut:

They turned back around to see that Vader had momentarily focused his attention on them. He had used the Force to shut them in. “You will not escape me this time. When I have finished with this creature, I will deal with you.”

They watched Vader stride toward Eppon, who was just climbing out of the wreckage of the egg chamber. Eppon tried to grab Vader, but the Dark Lord slashed with his lightsaber, cutting off Eppon’s right arm just above the elbow. Eppon howled in pain and backed away a step. Even as he did, his right arm quivered and shifted, and a new arm quickly grew to replace the one he’d lost.

“What shall we do?” Deevee moaned. “Whoever wins this fight will turn on us next.”

Zak was still pounding on the door in frustration.

To his surprise, someone on the outside pounded back. “Let us in!”

It was Han Solo.

“Vader sealed the door. We can’t get out!” Zak called back.

-- Galaxy Of Fear: Army Of Terror

He causes a door to explode inward. Even though he was seemingly amped, I still consider this a legitimate feat, because he has done better things without help:

The Dark Lord reached out with the Force. Ripples of dark-side energy rolled toward the building and, though he couldn't see it with his eyes, Vader felt the door with the Force. It was right in front of him.

Still using the Force, Vader tried to push the door open, but it would not move. Behind his black mask, the Dark Lord frowned. He didn't know whether the door was locked or just frozen shut with age. He didn't care.

Gathering the dark side around him, Vader shoved with his mind, and the hidden door exploded inward.

-- Galaxy Of Fear: Clones

Choking Xizor from across the galaxy:

Xizor turned toward the hologram of the dark-caped figure-an intimidatingly life-sized image, transmitted from the Devastator, Lord Vader's personal flagship. Standing against Vader-even in this insubstantial form-was like facing radiation hard enough to strip flesh from bone. Not for the first time Xizor felt an invisible hand settle around his throat. His own willpower kept the breath sliding in and out of his lungs.

-- Bounty Hunter Wars

Vader uses TK to destroy some hidden weapons:

Angrily, Vader waved one hand across the room. One by one, the hidden weapons exploded and sputtered as if struck by invisible lightning. The blaster fire stopped.

The Dark Lord walked over to the wall and studied one of the small openings. Inside, the remains of a ruined blaster smoldered. By the looks of the device, the blaster weapons were as old as the building itself.

-- Galaxy of Fear: Clones

He shatters a mirror made of aluminized densecris, a substance deemed unbreakable:

Vader inhaled, holding the dry and slightly bitter air for as long as his scarred lungs could manage it. When he allowed the breath to be drawn from him by the respirator, he thrust his right hand toward a nearby mirror. The aluminized densecris shattered into a thousand pieces, struck by the dark side as if by a metal fist.

Vader was aware of the "unbreakable" substance splintering and falling, tinkling onto the floor, myriad reflections sparkling in the light as they seemed to move in slow motion.

-- Death Star

Ripping platforms apart, and then attacking Roan Shryne with waves of debris from all directions while simply standing with his hands crossed:

Before Shryne could begin to make sense of it, he heard a creaking sound from below, and something flew at him from one of the ramps. Only a last-instant turn of his sword kept the object from striking him in the head. It was a plank-ripped from a ramp they had taken to the bridge. Shryne gazed in awe at unreadable Vader, then began to race toward him, blade held high over his right shoulder. He didn't make half the distance when a storm of similar planks and lengths of handrail came whirling at him. Vader was using his dark side abilities to dismantle the ramps!

Surrendering to the guidance of the Force, Shryne swung his lightsaber in a flurry of deflecting maneuvers-side-to-side, overhead, low down, behind his back-but the floorboards were coming in larger and larger pieces, from all directions, and faster than he could parry them. The butt end of a board struck him on the outer left thigh. The face of a wide plank slammed him across the shoulders. Wooden pegs flew at his face; other speared into his arms.

Then a short support post hit him squarely in the forehead, knocking the wind out of him and dropping him to his knees. Blood running into his eyes, he fought to remain conscious, extending the lightsaber in one shaking hand while clamping the other on the bridge's handrail. Five meters away Vader stood, his hands crossed in front of him, lightsaber hanging on his belt. Shryne tried to keep him in focus.

Another board, whirling end-over-end, came out of nowhere, hitting him in the kidneys. Reflexively the hand that was grasping the railing went to the small of his back, and he lost balance. Trying but failing to catch himself, he fell through space.Give in the wooden floor saved his life, but at the expense of all the bones in his left arm and shoulder.Above him Vader jumped from the bridge, dropping to the floor with a grace he hadn't displayed before and alighting just meters away.

-- Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader

He collapses a stone ceiling on Luke:

Using the Force, Vader dropped a stone ceiling on Luke Skywalker, pinning him to the temple floor, while Leia Organa watched helplessly.

-- The Rise And Fall Of Darth Vader

Vader and his clone throw empty cargo containers, pieces of equipment, and parts of a ship at one another:

The two Vaders were still fighting. It was as if a storm had erupted inside the room. Both were using the dark side to hurl empty cargo containers, pieces of equipment, even parts of the ship, at one another. The force of their battle would soon bring the building down.

-- Galaxy Of Fear: Clones

He chokes Grand Inquisitor Malorum:

Ferus and Trever tried to pull back amidst shards of glass and looked straight up into the black breath mask of Darth Vader. Malorum was hanging in the air, a victim of Vader's wrath, his face almost purple.

-- Last Of The Jedi: Underworld

He chokes Ferus Olin:

Ferus felt the dark side of the Force fill the air, choking him. And suddenly his body was wrenched forward, and he hung in the air like a puppet. He looked down at Vader's helmet.

"I am bored," Darth Vader said. He placed his glowing lightsaber against Ferus's neck.

-- Last Of The Jedi: Secret Weapon

He chokes Olin again and slams him against a wall, knocking him out:

Vader came out of nowhere, raising a gloved hand. Ferus felt himself liftedup, over Vader's head. He couldn't breathe.

"You should know before you die that your dream is dead," Vader said.

"Don't you know I can bow anyone to my will?"

Ferus was slammed against the wall. He felt himself losing consciousness.

-- Last Of The Jedi: Reckoning

He pins Jax Pavan to a wall:

Jax opened his mouth to speak when a force like a giant invisible fist struck him and hurled him back against the wall. He was pinned there, spitted, while every nerve ending in his body exploded and burst into flame. A scream was wrenched from his throat before he could stop it.

-- Coruscant Nights III: Patterns Of The Force

Dominating Jax Pavan in the latter's prime.

The grip on Jax’s throat tightened. The coldness of interstellar space invaded his core. If he could see Vader’s face—Anakin’s face—what would it reveal? Anger? Hurt? Torment?

“Let me make this clear,” Vader said. “Anakin Skywalker is dead. Burned to a cinder and blown away by the winds of betrayal.”

Jax dared to laugh. It sounded thin and wheezing. “Betrayed? You? No. You were the betrayer. You betrayed the Jedi Order. You betrayed us all. You betrayed yourself.”

The grip tightened more now. Jax gasped, the bay area growing dark. Vader’s tone remained amused, but with an edge to it.

-- The Last Jedi

He lifts and destroys a huge robot:

He blows through a durasteel door:

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He brutally pushes a man to a wall:

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He hurls everything in the Jedi Council room, including furniture:

He lifts a huge boulder and kills some people with it, a feat he accomplished a few months after Mustafar:

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He collapses a ceiling with utter ease:

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He uses TK to crush the heart of a Jedi:

Slaps a huge monster with a tree:

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Pushes aside multiple large creatures:

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Sending a vast number of soldiers flying across a hangar. They are more or less 30 on panel, but considering that he presumably used a Force Wave on them, he likely hurled a dozen or two more of them:

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Hurling a dozen beasts with a Force Wave:

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He seemingly uses some form of telekinetic saber combat by throwing his turned off lightsaber intro the mouth of a beast and then igniting it with the Force:

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Another possible showing of telekinetic saber combat (with a regular blade, but it hardly makes some difference), which he uses to kill a Gamorrean. He also hurls an enemy against a wall with enough power to kill him while chocking a Bothan, seemingly without gesturing:

Vader collapses a gargantuan tree. The feat is made more impressive by comparison with the smaller trees in the same scan, which are dwarfed in size by the one Vader brought down:

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Vader hurls a V-Wing at some soldiers, causing it to explode, a feat he accomplished with no apparent strain and decades before his prime:

While being shot at, he casually brings down an enormous mining vehicle just a few months after Mustafar, seemingly with enough force to create an explosion. First scan is for scale perspective:

Some examples of Vader using Saber Throw:

He chokes Sha Koon, Jedi Knight and niece of Plo Koon, while dueling her and while injured:

He slams Tark to the ceiling:

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Combat skill

Accolades

Darth Vader is one of the greatest Imperial duelists of all time:

The Imperial Knights wear specially crafted armor that uses materials found in the armor of one of the greatest Imperial duelists of all time, Darth Vader

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-- Legacy Era Campaign Guide

Vader is an incredibly skilled duelist:

As a teenager, the apprentice was already more powerful than many Jedi Knights had been during the Clone Wars, and it was only Darth Vader's incredible power and skill that allowed him to defeat the boy in combat.

-- The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide

Both Vader and Karness Muur claim that Celeste Morne can't win against Vader, implying she is inferior to him dueling:

Karness Muur: "No? You cannot hope to survive this fight..unless you give in to me...accept my power."

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"You reek of despair...defeat. Give up, Celeste Morne. You cannot win."

Darth Vader: "Give up. You cannot defeat me

-- Dark Times 12: Vector, Part 6

He is a master of lightsaber combat:

He is a master of the lightsaber, wielding the lightning blade with blinding speed.

-- Lightsaber Dueling Pack: Darth Vader

He honed his lightsaber skills over time:

He honed his lightsaber skills, wielding the blade with blinding speed.

-- The Essential Guide To Characters

Vader's fighting style is described as unpredictable, and it is also stated to borrow elements from ALL combat techniques. In addition, Olee Starstone felt as if she were fighting a droid programmed to counter all her best moves:

His style borrowed elements from all techniques of combat, even from the highest, most dangerous levels, and his moves were crisp and unpredictable.

--

She felt as if she were fighting a droid, although a droid programmed to counter all her best stratagems. Ducking out from under a broad sweep of the crimson blade, she somersaulted to safety.

-- Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader

Vader is considered by Roan Shryne to be more dangerous than Grievous:

“Normally, I’d agree,” Shryne cut in. “But someone new has been added to the mix. A Lord Vader.” When Garrulan didn’t react to the name, he continued. “A sort of black-armored version of Grievous, only more dangerous, and apparently in charge of doing Palpatine’s dirty work.”

-- Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader

Vader's skill with a lightsaber is unparalleled, thus placing him above the likes of Starkiller and Ben Kenobi:

Darth Vader is the embodiment of all evil. Under the guidance of Emperor Palpatine-aka Darth Sidious- Lord Vader controls the Galactic Empire with an iron fist. He's an unparalleled lightsaber combatant and an even more capable Force wielder.

-- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II: Prima Official Game Guide

No one was a match for the lightsaber skills of the dark lord of the Sith.

-- Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game: The Shadow Syndicate

As of Anh, his dueling prowess is superior to that of Ben Kenobi:

As the blade of the Dark Lord's lightsaber reduced his fomer Jedi Master to nothingness, Vader's relationship with Obi-Wan Kenobi seemed to have come full circle from Mustafar. The Dark Lord's victory proved that he was now the master, both of the lightsaber and the Force itself.

-- Star Wars Fact File 1 (Relaunched)

He became a far more formidable opponent in the years between ANH and TESB:

Within the armoed forces Vader now holds absolute power over the higher Imperial officers who scorned him earlier in his career. This situation reflects Vader's greater mastery over himself and over the Force in the time since the Battle of Yavin, an improvement that is readily apparent in his lightsaber style during the duel with Luke Skywalker on Bespin. Vader has largely freed himself of pain through the Force in the years since the Battle of Yavin and, by practice with living opponents both willing and unwilling, he has advanced his lightsaber technique. Baron Orman Tagge serves as testament to Vader's technique by this era, precisely blinded in both eyes by Vader's blade in a duel. Vader is thus a far more formidable foe on Bespin than he was against Ben Kenobi on the Death Star.

-- Insider #62

He was more skilled than ever in ROTJ:

Darth Vader presses forward... strong, skillful, sure! Exhibiting more deadly invincibility than ever!

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-- Return of the Jedi Comic

He was stated by Palpatine as the greatest Jedi killer of all times. Given that this would include the likes of Darth Maul, General Grievous and Tulak Hord, it is a very impressive accolade:

Of all the monsters I have created, I still regard Darth Vader as something of a minor masterpiece. No, he was not an entirely alchemical creation, but he was my monster nevertheless. Even though he failed to live up to his full potential, there was much pleasure in transforming Anakin Skywalker from a bright-eyed, tousle-headed youth into the greatest Jedi killer of all time. Yes, he ultimately turned against his Master, as monsters sometimes do, but that was my fault, not his. Given the opportunity to create Vader again, I would, and with zeal.

-- Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide To The Force

According to Luke Skywalker, Vader would slap Lumiya down for presumption if he was alive, suggesting the latter is inferior to him in both skill and power:

Luke frowned over that one. "Lady has to be Lumiya. She used to style herself the Dark Lady of the Sith ... after Emperor Palpatine and my father were no longer around to slap her down for presumption."

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-- Legacy of the Force: Exile

He is one of the deadliest Sith apprentices in history:

Darth Vader was one of the most deadly Sith apprentices ever.

-- Star Wars: Sith Wars

According to Galen Marek, Vader's skill is enough to overwhelm even extraordinary Jedi Knights:

He had fended off many wild, slashing attacks that would have overwhelmed even an extraordinary Jedi Knight.

-- The Force Unleashed

He is an expert lightsaber combatant:

Darth Vader has strong Force powers, which make him an expert pilot and lightsaber combatant.

-- Beware The Sith

Nick Rostu claims that Kar Vastor would stand no chance in a fight against Vader, whereas Mace Windu viewed himself as unable to beat former even on his best day:

It didn't matter. There was no doubt in Nick's mind that, were Kar Vastor somehow to be pitted against Darth Vader, the feral Balawai renegade wouldn't stand a chance.

-- Coruscant Nights I:Jedi Twilight

Vastor was younger, stronger, faster, and immensely more powerful, and he wielded weapons that could not be harmed by the Jedi blade. Mace couldn't win such a battle on his best day, and this day was far from his best: he was exhausted, badly wounded, and heartsick.

-- Shatterpoint

According to Nick Rostu, only Vader could have killed the Jedi Nick knew, including Mace Windu:

"You knew Old Republic Jedi?"

"Met a few. Only really knew one. Dead now, of course."

"Of course."

"Way I heard it, Vader killed him personally."

Luke let his eyes close. "Vader? You're sure?"

"Had to be. Nobody but Vader would have had a chance."

-- Luke Skywalker And The Shadows Of Mindor

By the time of ANH, Vader is the deadliest warrior of his generation:

By the time the Emperor assigns him to assist Grand Moff Tarkin in the construction of the Death Star battle station, Vader is the deadliest warrior of his generation, shielded by imposing armor, steeled by countless combats, and empowered by the dark side of the Force.

-- Star Wars Roleplaying Game: Revised Core Rulebook

Feats

Despite the fact that he is still not used to his suit, Vader kills Jedi Master Bol Chatak:

Chatak held her blue blade at shoulder height. "My only intent is to take you out of the hunt." Vader's angled his blade to point toward the ground. "You won't be the first Jedi I've killed." Their blades met with an explosion of light. Fearing that the prisoners would use the distraction to scatter, Salvo's men hurried in to form a cordon around them. Pressed in among everyone,

Shryne lost sight of Chatak and Vader, but he could tell from the angry clashes of their blades that the duel was fast and furious. Momentarily immobilized, he allowed himself to be swept up in the surge of the crowd, so that he might be raised up over the heads of those in front of him. For a moment he was.

Just long enough to glimpse Chatak, all grace and speed, working her way into her opponent's space. Her moves were broad and circular, and the lightsaber seemed an extension of her. Vader, by contrast, was clumsy, and his strikes were mostly vertical. He was, however, a full head taller than Chatak and incredibly powerful. At various times his stances and techniques mimicked those of Ataru and Soresu, but Vader appeared to lack a style of his own, and executed his moves stiffly. With a whirling motion Chatak got far enough inside Vader's long reach to inflict a forearm wound. But Vader scarcely reacted to the hit, and instead of seeing cauterized flesh, Shryne saw sparks and smoke fountain through Vader's slashed glove. Then he lost sight of them again. Wedged into the crowd, he wondered if he could use the Force to call one of the trooper's blaster rifles into his grip. At the same time he hoped that Starstone had abandoned her lightsaber at the landing platform, and wouldn't attempt to join her Master against Vader.

We need to learn what happened to the Jedi, he tried to send to her. Our time for dealing with Vader will come. Be patient. He wondered if he was right. Maybe he should attempt to reach Chatak, weapon or no. Maybe his life was meant to end here, on Murkhana. He looked to the Force for guidance, and the Force restrained him.

A pained cry cut through the chaos, and the crowd of prisoners parted just long enough for Shryne to see Chatak down on her knees in front of Vader, her sword arm amputated at the elbow. Vader had simply beaten her into submission , and now, with a flick of his bloodshine blade, he decapitated her.

-- Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader

Vader easily defeats two skilled Jedi Knights, who were using radically different lightsaber styles in an attempt to unbalance him, while toying with them. He then proceeds to defeat Olee Starstone:

And so Forte and Kulka went in as a team, each of them employing a radically different lightsaber style, determined to off-balance Vader.

But Vader merely stood like a statue, his blade angled toward the ground until the very instant the two Jedi unleashed their assault. Then, as the three blades joined in scatterings of dazzling light and grating static sounds, he moved. Forte and Kulka were skilled duelists, but Vader was not only faster than Starstone remembered him being on Murkhana against Master Chatak, but also more agile. He employed his awesome power to put a quick end to the fancy twirling of his opponents, who fell back against the hammering blows of Vader's bloodshine blade.

Time and again the two Jedi Knights attempted to alter their style, but Vader had an answer for every lunge, parry, and riposte. His style borrowed elements from all techniques of combat, even from the highest, most dangerous levels, and his moves were crisp and unpredictable. In addition, his remarkable foresight allowed him to anticipate Forte's and Kulka's strategies and maneuvers, his blade always one step ahead of theirs, notwithstanding the two-handed grip he employed. Toying with the Jedi, he grazed Forte on the left shoulder, then on the right thigh; Kulka, he pierced lightly in the abdomen, then shaved away the flesh on the right side of the Ho'Din's face.

Seeing the two Jedi Knights drop to their knees, wincing in pain, Padawan Klossi Anno broke from where she was helping Jambe and Nam engage the stormtroopers and got to Vader one step ahead of Starstone. Sidestepping, Vader slashed her across the back, sending her sprawling across the balcony; then he whirled on Forte and Kulka just as they were clambering to their feet and decapitated them. From behind Vader came Jambe and Nam, neither of whom was an experienced fighter and both of whom Vader immediately eliminated from the fight, amputating Jambe's right arm, and Nam's right leg.

To her horror, Starstone realized she was suddenly alone with Vader, who immediately signaled his stormtroopers to leave her to him, and to devote themselves to slaughtering the few Wookiees who remained on the tier. "Now you, Padawan," he said, as he began to circle her. Calling on the Force, Starstone fell on him in a fury, striking wildly and repeatedly, and with aver. Moments into her attack she understood that Vader was merely allowing her to vent, as the Temple's swordmaster had often done with students, allowing them to believe that they were driving him back, when in fact he was simply encouraging them to wear themselves out before disarming them in one rapid motion.

So she retreated, altering her strategy and calming herself. Vader is so tall, so imposing... But perhaps I can get under or inside his guard as Master Chatak did "Your thoughts give you away, Padawan," he said in a flash. "You mustn't take the time to think. You must act on impulse. Instead of repressing youranger, call on it! Make use of it to defeat me."

Starstone feigned an attack, then sidestepped and slashed at him. Shifting to a one-handed hold on his lightsaber, he parried her blade and lunged forward. She snapped aside in the nick of time, but he kept coming at her, answering her increasingly frantic strikes with harsher ones and driving her inexorably toward the rim of the balcony. He flicked his blade, precisely, economically, forcing her back and back...She felt as if she were fighting a droid, although a droid programmed to counter all her best stratagems. Ducking out from under a broad sweep of the crimson blade, she somersaulted to safety.

But only for a moment.

-- Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader

He engages and kills Wookies in battle, leaving more than a score of bodies in his wake:

Counterattacking, Vader strode through fountaining flames to take the fight to the Wookiees. Crimson blade slashing left and right, he parried blaster bolts and amputated limbs and heads. Caterwauling and howling, showing their fangs and waving their long arms about, the Wookiees tried to hold their positions, but they had never faced anything like him, even in the darkest depths of Kashyyyk's primeval forest. As tall as some of them, Vader waded in, his lightsaber cleaving intricately carved war shields, sending blasters and bow-casters flying, setting fire to shaggy coats, leaving more than a score of bodies in his wake.

-- Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader

He duels evenly with Roan Shryne, who was stated as a master swordsman, a feat he accomplished decades pre prime, and before he started fully tapping into the dark side's power:

Lightsaber grasped in both hands, Vader took a single forward step andperformed a lightning-fast underhand sweep that almost knocked Forte's lightsaber from Shryne's grip.Spinning, Shryne regained his balance andraced forward, feinting a diagonal slash from the left, then twisting the blade around to the right and surging forward. The blade might have gotten past Vader's guard, but instead it glanced off the back of his upraised left hand, smoke curling from the black glove. Shryne countered quickly with an upsweep to Vader's neck, but Vader spun to the right, his blade held straight out in front of him as he completed a circle, nearly cutting Shryne in half.

Folding himself at the waist, Shryne skittered backward, parrying a rapid series of curt but powerful slashes. Backflipping out of range, he twistedhis body to the right, set the blade over his right shoulder, and rushed forward, hammering away. Vader deflected the blows without altering his stance or giving ground, but in the process left his lower trunk and legs unprotected. In a blink Shryne dropped into a crouch and pivoted through a turn.

For an instant it seemed that the blade was going to pass clear through Vader's knees, but Vader leapt high, half twisting in midair and coming down behind Shryne. Shryne rolled as Vader's crimson shaft struck the floor at the spot he had just vacated. Scrambling to his feet, Shryne hurled himself forward, catching Vader in the right forearm. Snarling, Vader took his left hand from the lightsaber hilt to dampensparking at the site of what should have been a wound. Astonishment eclipsed Shryne's follow-up attack.

Vader was a good distance away, one hand and one knee pressed to the floor, his blade angled away from him. Slowly he stood to his full height, leaves falling around him, black cloak flapping in the downdrafts. Then, with determined strides, he advanced on Shryne, sweeping his blade from side to side. "I wouldn't have it any other way." Shryne took a quick look around.

With most of the tier behind him blown away, and gaping holes elsewhere, he began to back toward the hollowed trunk of the tree.

"Almost seems like your own people are trying to kill you, Vader," he said.

"Maybe they don't like the idea of a Sith influencing the Emperor."

Vader continued his resolute march. "Trust me, Shryne, the Emperor couldn't be more pleased."Shryne cast a quick glance over his shoulder. They were entering an enormous interior space of wooden ramps, walkways, bridges, and concourses. "He doesn't have enough experience with your kind."

"And you do?"

"Enough to know that you'll turn on him eventually." Vader loosed what could have been a laugh. "What makes you think the Emperor won't turn on me first?"

"Like he turned on the Jedi," Shryne said. "Although I suspect that was mostly your doing." Five meters away, Vader stopped short. "Mine?"

"You convinced him that with you by his side, he could get away with just about anything." Again, Vader's exhalation approximated a laugh. "It's thinking like that that blinded the Jedi to their fate." He raised his sword. "Now it's time for you to join them."

Vader closed the distance between them in a heartbeat, slashing left and right with potent vertical strokes, narrowly missing Shryne time and again, but destroying everything touched by the blade.

No whirling now; no windmilling or deft lunges. He simply used his bulk and size to remain wedded to the floor. It was an old style, the very opposite of what was said to have been Dooku's style, and Shryne had no defense against it. If I could see his face, his eyes, Shryne found time to think. If he could knock that outsize helmet from Vader's head.

If he could lance his lightsaber through the control panel on Vader's chest That was the key! That was the reason for Vader's antique style-to protect his center, as Grievous had been forced to do. If he could only get to that control panel...

--

Shryne’s slashing strike to Vader’s lower left leg, owing as much to luck as to skill, released another shower of sparks.

Vader’s enraged response was Shryne’s only assurance that he was fighting a living being. Whatever had happened to Vader, by accident or volition, he had to be more flesh-and-blood than cyborg, or he wouldn’t have raged or been able to call on the Force with such intensity.

High up in the smoke-filled latticelike room, they stood facing each other on a suspension bridge that linked two fully enclosed walkways, the gloom cut by shafts of explosive light from the continuing attack on Kachirho.

Shryne’s determination to thrust his lightsaber into the control box Vader wore on his chest had forced the Sith to adopt a more defensive style that had left his limbs vulnerable. Throughout the fight that had taken them up the room’s wooden ramps, Vader had kept his crimson blade straight out in front of him, manipulating it deftly with wrists only, elbows pressed tightly to his sides. Only when Shryne left him no choice did he shuffle his feet or leap.

“Artificial limbs and body armor seem a curious choice for a Sith,” Shryne said, poised for Vader’s riposte to his lucky strike. “Belittling to the dark side.”

Vader adjusted his grip on the sword and advanced. “No more than throwing in with smugglers denigrates the Force, Shryne.”

“Ah, but I saw the light. Maybe it’s time you did.”

“You have it backward.”

Shryne was steeling himself for a lunging attack when, abruptly, Vader halted and withdrew the blade into the lightsaber’s hilt.

Before Shryne could begin to make sense of it, he heard a creaking sound from below, and something flew at him from one of the ramps. Only a last-instant turn of his sword kept the object from striking him in the head.

It was a plank—ripped from a ramp they had taken to the bridge.

-- Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader

As tenuous as his contact with the Force sometimes was, Shryne was still a master with a sword, and almost thirty years of training had honed his instincts and turned his body into an instrument of tremendous speed and power.

-- Dark Lord: Rise of Darth Vader

A far from prime Vader defeats Sa Cuis, one of the Emperor's Hands:

Your hatred will make you strong.

Vader slipped along the passageway that connected Arkanian Micro's management suite to the large courtyard at the center of the facility. It was a square of perfectly manicured lawn fringed with identical trees whose crowns were clipped into precise cube shapes. A fountain formed of a single spout of water bubbling over a pyramid of smooth stones provided soothing ambient sound.

The last thing Vader wanted was to be soothed. He sought his hatred again. Palpatine had sent men to kill him. However inevitable that was, however much the malice was intricately bound up with and inseparable from his Master's wish to see him succeed, he had to focus on the motivating strength of pure loathing.

He paused and activated his lightsaber, listening. He sensed the Dark Jedi coming long before he heard him.Vader felt a presence slipping through doors and drawing closer. A sensation of melting ice shivered down what remained of his back, and he seized it: a little precious sliver of fear to be picked up and used. No-caution. His armor was not indestructible, and he was facing a Jedi this time.

And he was still less than he had been when he was wholly flesh and blood.

Vader stepped out onto the lawn, clear of the trees, and waited like bait.

He didn't have to wait long. He knew the man was there, watching him, for nearly a minute before he moved from a doorway out into the sunlight. Suddenly, to Vader's right, another door opened and two women came out chatting with flimsi cups in their hands. They both looked at Vader, and then at his lightsaber, and rushed back inside, slamming the door after them.That second was enough. The Dark Jedi took his lightsaber hilt in both hands and jerked his arms apart, releasing two beams, a red one in his left hand and a white one in the other. Vader had a brief thought that it was a marvelous piece of theatrics until the man came at him whirling the sabers slowly like a juggler preparing to perform with clubs. And the white blade whisked so close to his helmet that he had his own lightsaber raised and blocking it before he even had time to think."Cuis, Lord Vader," said the man. "Nothing personal, believe me."

Vader matched him step for step in the standoff as they circled each other. Nothing personal. Perhaps Cuis thought that an ice-cold act would intimidate him. But it was anger and all the other brutal emotions that would win the fight.

Vader lunged.

My Master wants me dead.

He brought his saber down hard in a straight arc and Cuis blocked it with both of his, rasping them straight down its length as if sharpening a metal blade. Vader withdrew and sliced upward, then feinted to the left, wrong-footing the Jedi, who leapt back against the trunk of one of the trees. Vader made a double lunge on his right leg, dipping under the swirling twin beams.

He needed to force Cuis into a confined space to deny him the advantage of two lightsabers. There had once been a boy called Anakin who could have done that with sheer technique, but he was forgotten, and the transformed man that was Vader opted for sheer power and began a fast, furious slashing assault, slicing through a tree trunk as Cuis dodged behind it.My Master forced me to live and now he wants me dead. The trunk creaked and toppled and Cuisdeflected the weight of branches with the Force. It bought Vader a second. He used it to send Cuis's white beam spinning into the fountain, clattering down the wet stones. As Cuis's remaining lightsaber flew from his left to his right hand, Vader intercepted it, jerking it high into the air and using the Force to throw it to the other side of the courtyard, out of reach.

Cuis leapt high and saved his legs form a savage low sweep, but his opponent had him backed up almost into the angle of the walls. Vader couldn't match Cuis's agility, so instead he reached out with his left hand: the Force seized Cuis's throat.

It gave Vader a familiar and painful jolt of recognition. He shut out what he knew was a memory. Instead he concentrated on using a wholly unexpected surge of rage and hatred to flood the gap it left and overwhelm it. Cuis staggered back against the wall, struggling against Vader's remote, crushing grip with his own Force power. Then he sank to his knees, shaking with the effort. Vader forced him lower, and lower.

He could have killed him in that instant.

He relaxed his grip enough to let Cuis suck in a rattling gasp of air and held him there, suddenly aware of faces that appeared at a window and then bobbed down again-harmless, shocked, terrified women's faces. Office workers. Hatred worked for him now, telling him he needed not to think about-not recall-the look on their faces."Go on," said Cuis. He was barely audible. "Finish it."

"Who sent you?" I know. But I want to hear. "Tell me."

"Kill me."

"Join me." Vader squeezed, still a meter away. "And you can live."

Cuis stared back at him with unnaturally black eyes, panting, contemptuous. He had no fear, none at all.

"That's not how I work. I have my code."

"Name him."

Cuis simply looked back at him.

Vader throttled him to the point of unconsciousness and loosened his grip again. "Last chance."

"No.""Name him, and join me."

There was no answer this time. Cuis simply stared. He wouldn't be broken. Vader clamped and relaxed, clamped and relaxed, taking Cuis to the point of death each time, but he got nowhere.

Good man.

He let go completely and Cuis pitched forward, taking huge gulps of air with the sucking wheeze of a dying old man.

A door opposite him flew open. "Lord Vader!" Lekauf came running out, blaster drawn, but Vader held up his hand and stopped him a little more insistently than perhaps he should have. Lekauf bounced back with a gruntas if he'd run into a wall, which in effect he had. But Vader didn't want Cuis dead right then. He was still savoring rage, seeing how it had swept through him and given him the power to defeat a faster Jedi and keep the memories locked deep within. He shut down his energy blade with a flick of his thumb.

Lekauf picked himself up. "There might still be others, sir."

"There aren't," said Vader, and he stepped forward and held his arm out to Cuis. The assassin didn't take it. Vader could have raised him with the Force alone, but he didn't. He took hold of his tunic and lifted him to his feet, holding him steady."You'll never betray the man who sent you after me, will you?"

Cuis never took his eyes off Vader's mask. But it wasn't horror on his face. It was simply disdain. It was a novelty for Vader, who had grown used to the awe his appearance alone inspired in everyone else."Get one of those technicians," he said.

Credit to Azronger

--In His Image

Sparring with the Cuis clones, who had the original Sa Cuis' skill:

For a dead man, Sa Cuis still had a fine lightsaber technique. Lord Vader swung his blade and the two beams of red energy rasped off each other.

Cuis - one of his clones, anyway - circled and Vader matched him, keeping a constant distance between them. He had no intention of killing the assassin again. Arkanian Micro had spent more than a year creating this clone of the Dark Jedi and it would have been wasteful to destroy him or any of his five brothers simply to prove superiority.

Besides, they were men. Vader tried not to lose sight of that. If he had wanted mindless predictability, he would have commissioned droids for the Imperial Army.

He was aware of two people watching the duel intently from the dais set a little above the training-hall floor; his master Emperor Palpatine and one of his aides, Lieutenant Erv Lekauf. Part of his mind could sense Lekauf's discomfort at being so close to the Emperor without Vader beside him.

"Enough," said Vader, and shut down his lightsaber. The Cuis clone snapped his blade off too but watched Vader cautiously until he stood back to allow the clones to continue their lightsaber drill with the instructor. Vader was satisfied. The clones had retained all the speed and sharp reflexes of the unfortunate Emperor's Hand whose genome was now theirs. He hoped they had somehow inherited his extraordinary loyalty, too.

Credit to Azronger

--Two-Edged Sword

Stomping PROXY, who could hold his own against pre prime Galen Marek, while the droid was using its most dangerous combat module:

As though from a position high above, he watched his Master spin around to face Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The Dark Lord froze. In that moment of hesitation the long-dead Jedi Master attacked, his face a mask of determination. At the very last moment Vader parried, then parried again. He took a step backward, toward the cliff’s edge, and then rallied. With two sweeping strokes, so fast they blurred in the cold air, he disarmed Kenobi and slashed him in half.

-- The Force Unleashed

Vader personally trained High Inquisitor Tremayne in lightsaber combat.

"...And the truth is," the courier said during the private meeting, "that Palpatine himself is interested in weeding out the corruption that has begun to rot the Jedi ranks. And you, Tremayne, have been chosen to help him. Palpatine is quite convinced of your ability, your integrity and your loyalty. You shall train under his premier agent, Darth Vader..."

...Vader, standing like an obsidian statue in the main entrance chamber to one of his many private fortresses, welcoming Tremayne like a son. "The Jedi order is fading, Tremayne," Vader had told him, "and they are reluctant to allow newcomers like yourself to reach the full extent of their potential."I will teach you, Tremayne," Vader said, gently. "I will teach you all you will need to know to restore the Jedi Knights to their former glory. You will seek out the traitors, and together we will restore the concepts of order and justice to the galaxy..."

Credit to Azronger

--Dark Vendetta

Comfortably defeating Boba Fett while holding back. This is an impressive feat, because Boba, as a teenager, was capable of giving a decent fight to the likes of Rots Obi-Wan Kenobi, one of the top duelists in the Jedi Order.

I'd also recommend reading this blog for an in-depth analysis of the context behind the fight.

He easily beats an assassin skilled enough to easily kill a huge beast:

Vader contends with eight Jedi on Kessel, killing four of them before being defeated, a feat he accomplished before getting accustomed to his suit, one month after Mustafar

It should also be noted that one of the Jedi he killed was one of the greatest Morgukai warriors. Here's a more in-depth analysis on why this makes the feat more impressive:

https://comicvine.gamespot.com/forums/battles-7/ahsoka-tano-rebels-vs-quinlan-vos-legends-1848912/?page=1#js-message-17924716

Years before his prime, Vader slays a whole company of stormtroopers:

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A company consists of 128 troopers, led by a captain:

Company (128 troopers): A company consists of four platoons, led by a captain.

-- The Essential Guide To Warfare

Vader personally battled against the Empire's most dangerous enemies, such as individuals and organizations too powerful or too well-defended for the Imperial military alone to defeat:

Aiding the Emperor in his monumental responsibilities is his apprentice and confidant, the formidable Lord Vader-a tragic hero who serves as the Emperor's strength when diplomacy fails. Vader personally battles against the Empire's most dangerous enemies-those individuals and organizations too powerful or too well-defended for the Imperial military alone to overcome. And as a price for his noble efforts, Lord Vader must suffer eternal confinement within his life-sustaining armor, without which he would surely perish within moments.

-- Hero's Guide

During the events of Battlefront 2, Vader was capable of cutting through armies of Rebel soldiers:

Last year's Battlefront II offered a fine combination of Lord Vader's speed, stealth and ruthlessness -- not to mention the opportunity to cut through armies of Rebel soldiers with your red blade of death.

Credit to WollfMyth209

-- Insider 88

Vader frequently trained with droids programmed with the knowledge and skills of a dozen martial artists:

He left his lightsaber clipped to his belt. Ordinarily he would have used it to practice on the dueling droids that had been specially designed and constructed to test his mettle. Programmed with the knowledge and skills of a dozen different martial artists, and armed with deadly cutting or impact weapons, they were formidable opponents indeed, and had been an integral part of Sith training since time immemorial. But not everything was about the lightsaber. There were other attributes, other weapons in his arsenal, that needed exercising as well.

-- Death Star

It was a well known fact that Darth Vader used a number of different droids to maintain his lightsaber skills.

-- Star Wars Fact File 8 (Relaunched)

He outclasses Aurra Sing, who was one of the galaxy's deadliest fighters, in unarmed combat while holding back and decades before his prime:

It took only a few steps. A little of the Force per-fectly in tune with bands of lithe muscle. In a second one out-thrust fist would be in his face and she would see what that composite armor was made of. She knew of no one who had ever seen what lay beneath that mask. She intended to be the first. Her fist never made contact. Raising his right hand and bringing it around in a swift arc, Vader blocked the blow and sent the body behind it flying across the room. As she flew, a startled but still wholly self-aware Sing tucked and rolled. She hit the opposite wall hard, bounced off, landed on her feet, and imme-diately came at him again.

"The reflexes of an animal," Vader murmured. His lightsaber hung at his waist. He ignored it, his fingers going nowhere near the weapon. "That's what the Empire needs: a few more well-trained, domesticated animals."

"Domesticated? I'll show you who's domesticated!" She leapt high, kicking out, and in midthrust somehow bent sideways to kick harder with her other leg.

In a movement preternaturally fast, but which some-how looked almost languid, Vader ducked, reached up, and with one gloved hand lightly tapped her in the middle of her back. A serious thrust catching her in that position could have broken her spine. The Dark Lord's touch was more of a caress. He was let-ting her know what he could have done. Landing in a crouch, a feral expression on her face, she raced at him again, low this time. Her speed was startling: a droid would have been hard-pressed to match her acceleration. She dropped low to the floor and swung her right leg around in a powerful circle sweep. Her intent was to take his legs out from under him.

She might as well have been trying to cut down a bronzewood tree. At the last instant the Dark Lord thrust both hands downward toward the spinning bounty hunter. A profound surge in the Force rippled through the room. Guards posted at a distance in the hallway nearby were nearly knocked off their feet by it. But the strength of the emanation had not been directed at them. Casually, as if inspecting a new exhibit that had been donated to the Imperial Museum, Vader walked around the now motionless figure on the floor. Aurra Sing lay on her back, unable to move. It was as if a giant weight pressed her down. Seething in impotent rage, she watched the Dark Lord pass through her field of vision and beyond.

-- Coruscant Nights II: Street Of Shadows

Vader duels evenly with Ben Kenobi, who was a formidable Soresu practitioner even in his elder years, in a brief duel:

Vader raised his weapon to attack, and Obi-Wan matched his pose.

"When I left you, I was but the learner; now I am the Master."

"Only a master of evil, Darth." With that, Obi-Wan stepped in and cut.

Vader blocked the attack easily. Obi-Wan attacked again, and again, Vader blocked each strike.

If the old man thought he could rattle him by attacking instead of defending, he was mistaken. Vader riposted, sped up his timing, and took the initiative, forcing the erstwhile Jedi to defend.

He still had some skill, his old Master did, but he was out of practice. Vader could feel it through the Force.

Obi-Wan twirled and blocked a slash, then wove a defensive pattern with his blade. The Force was still with the old Jedi; he was able to anticipate Vader's strikes and block or parry them. But after a quick exchange, Vader felt the energy shift in his favor. "Your powers are weak, old man."

Vader knew that Obi-Wan was taunting him by using the Sith honorific, but he would not allow himself to be baited. Obi-Wan lunged again, attacking, but Vader was ready. Their sabers clashed, sparks spewed, the stink of ozone wafted over them, but Vader stood his ground. The blades slid along each other's length, then stopped, bound together in the magnetic handle guards, the men face-to-face.

Vader shoved, hard, and they broke the clash. Obi-Wan retreated a step.

Another exchange - four, five, six attacks and blocks - and Vader knew the old man was weakening. The Force might be strong in Obi-Wan, but the dark side was stronger in Vader. It let him anticipate his adversary's strikes and counter them almost before they began.

Obi-Wan knew it, too. He began a retreat, backing away, his lightsaber itself seeming weaker as he moved.

Vader backed Obi-Wan past an open blast door leading to the forward dock where the Rebel freighter was being held under guard. The old man was obviously tiring.

But just as he was ready to deliver the final strike, Obi-Wan managed a fast series of attacks, and Vader had to move quickly to avoid the strikes. Even as old and weak as Obi-Wan was, his technique was accomplished enough that a foolish move on Vader's part could still be fatal.

Vader heard someone call from the dock: "Ben?" It was a young man's voice. Still he could not risk a look in that direction. But Obi-Wan glanced away, quickly, then looked back at Vader. Then he did the last thing Vader could have possibly imagined -

He smiled. It was an expression not the least worried; almost beatific, in fact. Then, still smiling, Obi-Wan lifted his lightsaber so that the tip pointed straight up at the ceiling.

The action was so totally unexpected that Vader paused for an instant in shock. Not even the Force had lent him prescience concerning this. His former Master had left himself wide open. Was it a trap?

It didn't matter. If it was, Obi-Wan wasn't fast enough, or strong enough, to spring it in time. Vader shifted his lightsaber and cut from the right, hard, aiming for the neck -

His lightsaber sheared through the old man as if the latter were no denser than the air itself, and Obi-Wan collapsed.

-- Death Star

The battle between them, fought as much with the two sides of the Force as with clashing lightsabers, was brief.

-- Star Wars Fact File 3

Their fight was brief and intense.

-- Star Wars Fact File 50 (Relaunched)

Vader defeats the Dark Apprentice in a sparring duel, leaving him smoking and with cuts on his cheek and arm (credit to Azronger):

https://www.writeurl.com/text/tvdcaq0w48jwmhnrpfgr/yuljvefdgkkl29hd3k9y

Noting that the clone was stated to be more powerful than Galen Marek ever was, which would include the latter in his Oneness state:

"You are already more powerful than he ever was."

-- The Force Unleashed 2

Vader stalemates/defeats Starkiller, who was an even deadlier combatant than Galen:

Vader made no move to defend himself when Starkiller reached the very top of the cloning tower. Determined to prove him wrong, Starkiller didn't waste time announcing his intentions. He just lunged. Only at the very last moment did Vader raise his blade to block the blow, and even then the move seemed almost casual, disinterested. Starkiller struck again, with both lightsabers. Vader blocked one blade and used telekinesis to throw the other off target. The platform buckled and twisted, sending Starkiller flying.

He rolled and leapt, and came up swinging. Covered in blood-the blood of his fellow clones-and knowing Juno was close, he fought his former Master with single-minded focus. Vader was still testing him; he sensed that more and more keenly, with every passing moment, but to what purpose he still couldn't tell. Vader himself fought more cautiously than he had on the Death Star, the last time they had dueled in earnest. His armor seemed to have improved, too; it was less vulnerable to lightning than it had been just days before.

Vader threw wrecked platforms and cloning rubes at him, while he scored three slashes to the Dark Lord's cape in return. They circled the top of the cloning tower, striking and assessing, then striking again.

Starkiller swore that he would not give in to anger or frustration. If that was what Darth Vader wanted, he wasn't going to get it. The only emotion he would give in to was love.

Finally, Starkiller saw an opportunity. They were exchanging rapid blows along the edge of the buckled platform, blades swinging so fast they were visible only as blurs. Vader's defenses were impenetrable; his lightsaber seemed to arrive a split second before Starkiller's, every time. He may have defeated Vader before, but Vader had learned from that mistake. He knew the measure of his former apprentice now.

But the same was true in reverse. And when Vader forced Starkiller onto his back foot and raised his lightsaber to strike him down, Starkiller fired a lightning blast into the side of Vader's armor that was so concentrated, even the new insulation couldn't absorb it.

The Dark Lord stiffened, betrayed by his extensive prosthetics. The distraction lasted only a moment, but it was enough. Starkiller knocked his blade out of the way and moved in to strike.

Juno lying limp in his arms.

The vision struck him as powerfully as a physical blow. When he tried to push it aside, it returned with even more power.

Juno-dead.

He reeled in shock. Was this what would happen if he killed Vader? He had no choice but to believe so. But if he didn't kill Vader, how would he ever get to her?

The Dark Lord took advantage of his momentary confusion. He delivered a telekinetic shove that threw Starkiller backward off the platform and down to the lower levels of the ruined cloning tower. The blow and the fall had the welcome effect of clearing his mind.

--

Starkiller ran past Darth Vader to where Juno lay broken on the edge of the cloning spire's roof. Horror and self-reproach filled his mind. He hadn't seen her crawling for the lightsaber; he hadn't sensed her desperate plan until the very last moment-and it was his alarm that had alerted Vader, he was sure of it. He and his former Master had reacted at the same rime. If Starkiller had moved an instant faster, had a fraction more of a second to think the problem through, he would have pushed Vader just as Vader had pushed Juno, impaling him on the blade before it was whisked away. Instead, he had thought only of saving Juno-a plan, he feared, that might always have been doomed to failure.

He stopped her before she flew off the edge of the roof, at least, but the grisly crunch of bones when she landed was unmistakable. Her head was bent at an impossible angle, and her eyes didn't track him as he ran toward her.

"Juno!"

A black-gloved hand grabbed his shoulder. He pulled away, howling with rage. His fallen lightsabers snapped into his hands and came instantly to life. With both blades moving in tandem, he struck out at his former Master using all his strength, all his rage, all his grief.

Darth Vader blocked the blow, but only just. Starkiller pushed, and the Dark Lord stumbled backward.

Instead of pursuing the attack, Starkiller went to go to Juno, but once again Darth Vader stood in his path.

"Get out of my way. "

"Your feelings for her are not real, " Vader said, nor moving.

"They are real to me. "

Starkiller attacked the Dark Lord again, but this time he was the one driven back.

--

Starkiller knew nothing about the Dark Lord's origins, but he knew what he had become. More monolith than man, his shadow bestrode the Empire, casting darkness wherever it fell. But what was the source of that scourge? What twisted psychology had brought him to where he stood now-risking his life to prevent the clone of his failed apprentice from coming near the body of the woman he had loved?

Sudden understanding burst in Starkiller's mind. This was what Darth Vader had wanted all along. He had been right to fear that Juno was in danger, but not just from clones like him-from Vader, who would use her death to destabilize Starkiller and lead him headlong back to the dark side via anger and despair. Where Starkiller had seen hope, where Starkiller had been willing to sacrifice his own destiny to give the woman he had loved a chance to live, his former Master had seen only opportunity for betrayal- for without Juno, what did Starkiller have left to live and fight for? He had no family, friends, or allies. Juno was always intended to be the catalyst for his downfall. Her precipitous attack had merely brought the critical moment forward.

Starkiller saw things very differently. It wasn't Juno who had to die to complete Starkiller's training. It was Darth Vader himself, and he had brought this moment upon himself. Had he been content to let Starkiller go, none of this would have happened. Were he dead or freely searching for Juno, either way, he would never have willingly come back to Kamino. He would have gone anywhere else, and never returned.

Darth Vader simply wouldn't let go. The massive cloning exercise itself was proof of that. He had raised Starkiller to be a monster, and he would let nothing get in the way of achieving that outcome. Not even Starkiller's own death. Even if it took a thousand reincarnations and the death of trillions of innocent people, Darth Vader would not give up. His persistence, his unwillingness to accept defeat, was both his greatest strength and his greatest weakness.

All the clones were destroyed. As far as Starkiller knew, he was the last one left-so that was one vision averted, at least. No matter what happened, no version of him would hill foul of Darth Vader's vile plan now.

They fought like the Sith Lords of old, raging back and forth across the roof of the spire, uncaring what happened around them.

Starkiller maintained his efforts to get to Juno, and Darth Vader did everything in his power to stop him. Neither would capitulate.

Neither would be the first to break. Their wills were locked.

They broke apart, lightsabers hissing in the ceaseless rain. Lightning split the sky into a thousand jagged shapes. Thunder rolled.

Neither had noticed the battle fading around them.

"Let me go, " Starkiller said, sounding much calmer than he felt. His heart was pounding, and his lungs burned. "You've taken everything from me. You must see that I will never serve you now. "

"You are wrong. I have given you everything. "

"This?" He gestured at Juno's inert form. He couldn't tell if she was breathing, but he still held out a distant hope. "You have done nothing for me. "

"It is our destiny to destroy the Emperor. You and me, together. "

There it was, Starkiller thought. That promise again. Surely Darth Vader could see that it meant nothing now, after so many times offered in the past, and none of them fulfilled?

Unless... A deeper layer of understanding presented itself. Unless Darth Vader felt exactly the same as he did.

What lengths had the Emperor, Darth Vader's Master, gone to in order to create him? And how far would Darth Vader go to get revenge? To attain his own destiny as a Sith?

"The Rebels want to destroy the Emperor, " Starkiller said. "Why not work with them rather th-?"

Vader attacked before he could finish the sentence, a blistering combination of blows that left Starkiller on his back foot. Clearly he had hit a very deep nerve. For a fleeting moment, the plan had seemed almost inspired. With Darth Vader on Kota's side, what couldn't the Alliance accomplish?

But it was a dream. The Rebels would never trust the Emperor's apprentice, and Vader was making it very clear that he wanted no part of it either. The vehemence of his response left no doubt about that.

Starkiller found himself backed up almost to the edge of the cloning spire's roof. One more step, and he would fall, and to fall would give Vader the high ground. That might not result in his death, but it would certainly end the fight.

It needed to end now, or else it might never end.

Blow after blow rained on him, forcing him back. There had to be a way to free himself and avenge Juno at the same time... but a stalemate seemed unavoidable. Any move he made was sure to lead him to an indefensible position.

Then it occurred to him. An indefensible position was exactly what he needed.

He lunged. Darth Vader saw him coming and swiped with unbearable strength, sending Starkiller's left lightsaber flying in pieces.

Starkiller lunged again, and his right lightsaber joined his left. He fell back, beaten, and stared up at his former Master.

"This is your last chance, " Vader said, standing over him with the unwavering tip of his lightsaber pointed directly at Starkiller's chest.

Starkiller stared up at the black mask, sure of two things. Vader didn't want to kill him, but not out of mercy or sympathy for his lot.

The Dark Lord had invested far too much time and energy in re-creating his former apprentice, and he wouldn't want to throw all that away. Not when he seemed on the verge of victory.

Juno was dead or dying. Starkiller was disarmed and helpless.

Any rational being would at least consider Vader's offer.

The second thing Starkiller knew was: The best way to beat Darth Vader is to let him think he's won.

Thinking of Wedge Antilles, he said, "I make my own chances. "

With both hands he sent a wave of lightning into the sparking gash Juno had made in Vader's chest plate.

The Dark Lord staggered backward, transfixed by the unexpected retaliation. Starkiller leapt to his feet and followed him, keeping up the lightning attack and using telekinesis to rip Vader's lightsaber from his temporarily weakened fingers. Sheers of energy spread out across the wet rooftop. Smoke and steam rose up in a tortured spiral. The grating whine of Vader's respirator rook on a desperate edge.

He went down on one knee. Starkiller stood over him. Vader's lightsaber swept into his former apprentice's hand. The blade came to rest at his throat.

-- The Force Unleashed 2

It should be noted that, according to Sam Witwer (Starkiller's voice actor), Vader allowed his apprentice to win, thus proving that he was holding back the whole time:

This is all part of the plan. "Yeah, yeah, you know, he caught me off guard once. I'll let him beat me this time so he takes me captive."

-- Far, Far Away: Episode VIII: Sam Witwer

(1:21:45 - 1:22:20)

He kills Ferus Olin:

Vader swung his blade down. Ferus met it solidly. There was a dull hum as the red and blue blades clashed. "Your technique has become lazy," Vader observed. He parried a blow, almost as an afterthought. Ferus didn't reply. He was breathing heavily, gasping with each lunge and thrust.

Vader deflected every strike with little more than a flick of the wrist. "And you've gotten complacent," Ferus said, slashing diagonally. Vader retreated a step, and the lightsaber hummed through empty air. "You think no one can match you, right? Same old Anakin."

"Anakin is dead! " Vader roared, and struck with his full power.

Time to end this game. But Ferus somehow evaded the blow—and then danced away from thenext one, and the next. The blue blade whirled and spiraled through the air, matching Vader strike for strike, blow for blow. It was that name. That was the only explanation. Even the sound of it had somehow thrown him off balance.

This was unacceptable.

"You move well for a fat old man," Vader granted.

He was more powerful by far, but the plastoid armor made for awkward maneuvering. And he would never reclaim the physical grace he'd had as Anakin. Vader shook off the thought, disgusted with himself. Anakin had nothing that he wanted, nothing. He let the disgust grow. This was what he needed. Not grace, not that foul Jedi concentration.

Anger. Darkness. Control.

Ferus leapt through the air, driving the lightsaber down in a chopping motion as he arced toward the ground. The blade came within centimeters of Vader's face plate. Sweat poured down Ferus's face with the effort of continuing the fight. And yet still, he lived.

"No older than you, Anakin," he gasped.

And it was true. They'd once been the same age, young and stupid, easily manipulated by their Jedi Masters. Now Vader was Master of all—and Ferus was this weak, stooped thing. Is this what Anakin would have grown into, had he stayed in that frail, human body?

This sagging bag of loose flesh? Vader was furious with himself for entertaining the thought. It didn't matter what Anakin would have become. Anakin was nothing—didn't exist, had never existed.

"There is no Anakin," Vader said.

"And yet here he is in front of me," Ferus countered. "The same cocky, deceitful, defiant, scared little boy you always were. You killed Obi-Wan because he saw the fear behind the mask. You killed Padmé because she saw the monster."

Rage blotted out Vader's vision, turning the world to darkness—everything disappeared but Ferus's disgusting, knowing smile. Ferus was the one who had never changed, was still the same insufferable child he'd always been.

Vader should have done the galaxy a favor and snuffed him out at the Academy. Better late than never.

Ferus advanced with a dizzying series of strikes and parries. "You can kill me if you want. But you will never kill Anakin. I suspect someday, he'll kill you."

"Someday, perhaps." Vader flicked a gloved hand, and Ferus's lightsaber flew across the hall. "But unfortunately for you, that day is not today." He plunged his blade through Ferus's heart, and watched with pleasure as Anakin's long-lasting enemy dropped to the ground, the life draining from his eyes.

-- Rebel Force: Uprising

He contends with Sha Koon after being weakened by an electric net, and just a month after Mustafar, before beating her via Force abuse:

Defeating the Dark Woman while the latter was using the environment to her advantage:

Stomping Burr Danid, the best Royal Guard-in-training, who was trained in the Echani arts, and thus knew Battle Precognition, a technique that allows one to anticipate an enemy's moves (credit to Azronger):

"It is the way of the Echani to be able to read their opponents - to know where an opponent is going to strike before it connects, anticipate it, and then strike against them. Echani battles are fought several minutes in advance - in many ways, it is much like the game of dejarik played in the core systems. The most advanced among the Echani are able to predict the course of battles by months, and the most revered are said to be able to predict the paths of wars."

-- Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic 2

Stomping Kir Kanos, who was also trained in the Echani arts (credit to Azronger):

Vader comfortably outduels Celeste Morne, who was skilled enough to hold off Vong armored Darth Krayt. Noting that this happened three months after ROTS:

Killing two Tuk'atas (credit to Wolfrazer):

Vader fights an enraged Drake Lo'gaan, and holds an edge over him (credit to WollfMyth209):

ANH Vader holds his own against a resurrected Darth Maul, though he ultimately loses the duel, only killing Maul due to the latter's distraction:

It should be noted that Maul was resurrected and prepared/powered up specifically to fight Vader, indicating he was stronger than his Clone Wars iteration:

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During a training session, Vader duels a droid programmed with the knowledge of a hundred swordmasters and a dozen different fighting styles, and defeats it so easily that he muses he would have to order improved versions of it:

Darth Vader held his lightsaber firmly, wrists locked, and watched the killer droid circle to its left. The droid was a new model, one of a dozen identical units constructed to his personal specifications. Like Vader, it also held a lightsaber. It was tall, spindly, looked something like the general-purpose Asps to be found all over the Empire, but with a number of special modifications. The unit was faster than an ordinary man, stronger, programmed with the knowledge of a hundred sword masters and a dozen different fighting styles. Against a normal person, the droid would be unbeatable and deadly-The droid stepped in fast and cut at Vader's head. Vader blocked, and the droid chopped again, circling the humming blade in a second cut at Vader's side. Fast, but again a block-The droid's third attack came from the opposite side as its blade flashed in a large half circle-Vader parried and riposted, angling a slash at thedroid's head - The droid blocked and slid back a meter, out of range, blade held over its head, point angled down.

The slight ache in Vader's shoulder where Luke had cut through his armor during their fight was definitely better. He hardly felt any soreness at all with that series. He moved in, swung a feint at the droid's neck, twisted his wrists, and pivoted the lightsaber for a sec-ond feint at the same side, then a third feint, a jab at the midsection. The droid stepped back and crossblocked the finalfeint-Vader V-stepped to his left, cocked his blade over hisleft shoulder, and hacked forty-five degrees at the base of the metal neck-The droid's block was a quarter second slow. Strong as it was, it was not strong enough to offset the power and momentum of Vader's strike.

The blades met, hissed and sparked, but Vader's sword shoved the droid's blade to the side. It tried to backpedal-Too late. The lightsaber hit midway between the droid's neck and shoulder joint, sheared through the exoframe and halfway through the chest. Circuitrysparked, shorted out. Sparks and acrid smoke erupted from the droid's body. It dropped the lightsaber as its hand controls died. Fell to its knees. Vader cocked the weapon over his right shoulderand swung in a flat horizontal arc-The lightsaber sliced through the droid's neck and took its head off. The head fell, bounced, and the droid's decapitated body fell backward.

Vader stood over the downed droid. Soon he would have to order another dozen of them produced-this was the eighth one of the originals; he had but four left. And the next batch would need to be improved. It was getting too easy.

-- Shadows Of The Empire

Vader easily defeats Luke on Bespin while holding back:

During Vader's lightsaber duel with Luke Skywalker on Bespin, the Dark Lord easily vanquished the much less experienced Jedi.

-- Star Wars Fact File 1 (Relaunched)

Lord Vader did not intend to kill his son, only force him into submission and make him join the dark side.

-- Star Wars Fact File 17 (Relaunched)

Vader duels as an equal with Luke Skywalker, an incredibly skilled and amazingly talented duellist, while hindered by conflicting emotions (which would have hindered his performance as well), and while Luke was enraged for most of the fight:

By the time of the Battle of Endor, Luke Skywalker has studied some lightsaber technique from Obi-Wan's journal and greatly advanced his abilities. Without a Master, such advancement would have been impossible for most, but Skywalker's unparalleled aptitude makes him a match for Darth Vader in their fateful duel onboard the second Death Star. Both are limited, Vader by his cybernetic body parts and Skywalker by his relative lack of experience dueling. But Skywalker's skill at blaster deflection is highly refined, and his lightsaber technique so superb that he is able to duel the Dark Lord on even footing - and finally able to defeat a man who is a powerful living product of the ancient Jedi sword traditions from time immemorial. Such an achievement with little formal training is a testament to Skywalker's innate abilities and instinctive skill. Tremendously strong with the Force, Skywalker never crosses the line into Sith hatefulness and ceases his attack immediately upon rendering his foe helpless - an even more impressive demonstration of self-mastery than his lightsaber skills.

-- Insider 62: Fightsaber

In his final assault on Vader, Luke Skywalker mirrors Vader's own Form V technique and responds with a furious demonstration of Form V's raw strength. An observing Jedi Master would be astonished at such instantaneous learning in battle.

-- Insider 62: Fightsaber

In his duel against Darth Vader on Bespin, Luke reveals himself as an extraordinarily gifted artist with the blade who has largely taught himself.

-- Insider 62: Fightsaber

The fight this time was far more balanced. Vader discovered that Luke was his match, and, once again, the Sith Lord found his thoughts straying to an alliance between them against the Emperor.

Luke had indeed grown powerful since Bespin, and he was an equal match for his father.

-- The Official Star Wars Fact File #111

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Ahsoka Tano Respect Thread

I'm aware that there are other respect threads for Ahsoka, but since she is a character I appreciated in TCW, my intention was to make the most comprehensive one to date, hopefully including all, or at least most of her feats and accolades. For now, this thread is not complete yet, because I'm still searching through source material, but I still felt like adding whatever I have gathered up until now. This blog will also contain Canon only feats and accolades, which will be marked as (Canon).

Having said that, respect Ahsoka Tano:

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Power/Potential

(Canon) Ahsoka was a notable Force user during the Clone Wars:

Time and again she battled notable Force-wielders including Anakin, Ahsoka, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, proving to be adept at lightsaber combat and utterly ruthless.

-- http://www.starwars.com/databank/asajj-ventress

(Canon) Ahsoka is a gifted Force user:

While Ahsoka is gifted with raw Force talent, her tendency to follow her heart challenges her path to knighthood.

Credit to |King Joker| from Kmc

-- Ultimate Star Wars

When the Jedi Council assigns Ahsoka to train beside Anakin, they believe that rule-following, optimistic new Padawan will be a good influence on her high-strung Master. They also hope that mentoring the talented young Jedi will help Anakin let go of his attachments.

Credit to |King Joker| from Kmc

-- Ultimate Star Wars

(Canon) Even as a Padawan, she possessed exceptional Jedi skills:

Ahsoka's exceptional Jedi skills lead to missions away from her Master early in her apprenticeship.

Credit to |King Joker| from Kmc

-- Ultimate Star Wars

(Canon) As a child, her potential was great enough to impress Plo Koon:

Plo Koon senses the Force in a Togruta girl while visiting her planet. Impressed by her potential, he brings young Ahsoka Tano to the Jedi Temple for training.

Credit to |King Joker| from Kmc

-- Ultimate Star Wars

(Canon) During the time of Star Wars Rebels, she is stated by Dave Filoni to be very powerful:

"You know, when you get to Ahsoka, she's very powerful, because of her relationship to Anakin Skywalker."

-- The Padawan Lives: The Return of Ahsoka Tano | Star Wars Rebels

(Canon) Even as a Padawan, Ahsoka was a Jedi Legend:

The Clone Wars make headstrong Ahsoka Tano a Jedi Legend - until she realises her destiny may not lie with the Jedi at all.

Credit to Beniboybling

-- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need To Know

(Canon) She possesses many great skills:

Much like her master, she has many great skills, but is reckless and overconfident in battle, while stubbornly focusing on single aspects of a mission rather than seeing the bigger picture.

-- Star Wars Card Trader

Ahsoka's master, Anakin Skywalker, regards her abilities as advanced, to the point of forgetting how young she was:

"Because of Ahsoka's advanced abilities, I forgot how young she is."

-- The Clone Wars Season 2: Holocon Heist

Ahsoka has grown strong in the ways of the Force since her battle with Aurra Sing on Florrum:

Criminals captured! Jedi Master Plo Koon and Padawan Ahsoka Tano successfully thwarted an attempt on Mace Windu's life, killing bounty hunter Aurra Sing in the process. Since that time, young Ahsoka has grown strong in the ways of the Force.

-- The Clone Wars Season 3: Assassin

Obi-Wan Kenobi claims that Ahsoka's potential is great:

“Yes, you can,” he insisted. “You’ve great potential, Ahsoka. Master Yoda has high hopes for you, as does Anakin. Control yourself.”

“Yes—yes—” said Ahsoka, and opened her eyes. In her face a new and formidable determination. “You’re right, Master Kenobi. I can!”

-- The Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth

“She shows great promise, Anakin,” said Obi-Wan, glancing at him. “The small, scrappy ones often turn out the best, you know.”

-- The Clone Wars: Wild Space

Another Jedi Master regards her potential as enormous:

But at his door she hesitated, then turned. “You might as well know that Ahsoka’s felt trouble, too. She’s got enormous potential, Master. If her precious Skyguy’s not back soon, Padawan or not, she’s going to kick up a fuss.”

-- The Clone Wars Gambit: Siege

Anakin regards Ahsoka as a capable and well trained Jedi:

"I know you're well trained and capable, but part of being a master is making sure one's Padawan has enough experience to handle any situation.

-- The Clone Wars: Shipyards Of Doom

Ahsoka's potential was great enough to be recognised by Yoda, and she was made a Padawan earlier than normal because of her talent:

Jedi Master Yoda had taught Ahsoka during her time at the Jedi temple on Coruscant, and he recognised her potential and the challenges she was likely to face.

--

As she was a talented student, Yoda had made Tano a Padawan earlier than normal.

-- Star Wars Fact File 18

While still a rookie Padawan, and before receiving any training from Anakin, Ahsoka possessed uncommon telekinetic abilities:

Ahsoka possessed the spatial awareness common to Togrutas, and her early Jedi training had granted her some rather uncommon telekinetic abilities.

-- Star Wars Fact File 18

Speed/Agility

Ahsoka's agility is stated to be exceptional:

TALENTS: Shien style of lightsabre combat; Force sensitivity; exceptional agility-

-- The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia

Ahsoka jumps out of a groundcar:

“Ahsoka!” said Taria, with one single, burning look. “Alive, remember? Stick to the plan! Mata, stay where you are. Don’t you dare move. Ahsoka?”

In perfect harmony they Force-jumped out of the groundcar, lightsabers igniting as they speared through the air. Smoke and flames and screaming and klaxons, horns blasting, feet running. Chaos and madness.

Plunged into the harsh otherworld of combat, Ahsoka was dimly aware of Taria fighting beside her, a brilliant tawny gold flame in the Force.

-- The Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth

A few examples of Ahsoka swinging her lightsaber as a blur:

Cunning as Onderonian blood-beasts, the remote droids seemed to sense their advantage. So many swarmed him now he couldn’t cleanly deflect every laser bolt. Fire seared his left thigh and he staggered sideways. His foot skidded on a piece of broken battle droid and he dropped hard to one knee.

A speeding STAP plunged through the smashed skylight, careering between Obi-Wan and the mass of remote droids. He brought up his lightsaber, ready to destroy it—then realized who was controlling the machine.

Ahsoka.

She rode the STAP like a circus performer, swooping and sliding, her lightsaber a green blur. Such a little thing she was, scarcely more than a child. But a lethal child … droids were flying to pieces all around her.

-- The Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth

A burst of elation gave her a fresh punch of strength. Her lightsaber a green blur in front of her, she leapt to meet the droid on its STAP and slashed both machines in half with a single swiping blow. Her Force-enhanced jump carried her up and over the spinning debris, up and over three charred clone troopers she couldn’t save, a blood-soaked clot of civilians she couldn’t save, and into the path of four shielded droidekas.

-- The Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth

She deflects a volley of blaster fire:

The clone whose name she didn’t know couldn’t hear her. He was going to die. Locked in her own life-or-death struggle, deflecting a volley of blaster bolts from an oncoming droid on a STAP, nicked and singed and scorched in half a dozen places, Ahsoka reached through the chaos, reached for the Force, and pushed the clone sideways as a stream of plasma sizzled the air where he was standing.

-- The Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth

This is not a combat speed feat actually, but here, she manages to count Anakin and Obi-Wan's individual moves:

Though it scarcely seemed possible, they were fighting so swiftly already, Master Kenobi and Master Anakin increased their speed. The training lightsabers moved in a blur too fast to see with ordinary eyes. She could still count the individual moves; her Togrutan heritage has gifted her with senses more acute than those of a human, and many other species besides. Holding her breath, amazed and humbled, she watched two of the Temple's finest Jedi put on a display of unmatched skill.

Strike--block--parry--evade--bind--counterbind--countermeasure--broken time--body-to-body and double release--Force push--Force pull--feint--backflip--recover . . . and start again.

Credit to |King Joker| from Kmc

-- The Clone Wars: Wild Space

A Trandoshan hunter states that Ahsoka is faster than most Padawans he and his group had previously encountered:

"This one was faster than most."

Credit to |King Joker| from Kmc

-- The Clone Wars Season 3: "Wookiee Hunt"

A few examples of Ahsoka's leaping prowess:

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She dodges blaster fire from Kul Teska:

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Some examples of Ahsoka's agility:

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She dodges a volley of blaster fire:

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Creating afterimages of her body while avoiding blaster fire:

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Ahsoka blitzes four Death Watch Mandalorians, decapitating them:

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She cuts down several droids while appearing to be in several places at once:

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She shows the speed to react to General Grievous' spinning blades:

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Tano dodges blaster fire at very close range:

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Ahsoka displays enough speed and agility to both dodge and deflect a large number of stun blasts from many clone troopers:

(Canon) While in bladelock, Ahsoka avoids a lightsaber attack from the Fifth Brother by leaping:

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(Canon) She grabs the Seventh Sister's lightsaber before the Inquisitor could strike her down:

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(Canon) Avoiding the Fifth Brother's lightsaber throw:

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Strenght

Ahsoka demonstrates the physical strenght to push back and temporarily stagger Grievous while in a bladelock, albeit with strain. Noting that Grievous, even in canon, was strong enough to physically stomp Obi-Wan Kenobi, as well as to crush Mandalorian armors, which have tanked blaster bolts:

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(credit to |King Joker| from Kmc)

(Canon) She easily hurls the Fifth Brother, in spite of him being taller and much more muscular than her:

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Durability

Ahsoka tanks an explosion at very close range:

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(Canon) Ahsoka appears to tank Palpatine's lightning, though it is unknown for how long and to what effect:

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"This was a moment where Ahsoka was actually protecting the Holocron Vault by impaling her lightsaber into this doorway to melt it shut, and Sidious was actually on the other side of this big door sending Force lightning up her lightsaber blade and out the other side to attack her."

-- Ahsoka's Untold Tales

(Credit to Beniboybling)

Force Barrier/Tutaminis/Force Deflection

This section will cover Force powers related to the absorption or deflection of incoming attacks.

Ahsoka shields herself from a number of glass shards:

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(credit to |King Joker| from Kmc)

Telekinesis

Telekinesis is a Force power enabling a Force user to manipulate his or her surroundings.

While still a rookie Padawan, Ahsoka calls down a large wall:

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It wasn’t until she reached out her hand and he felt what she was doing that his stomach lurched.

She was Force-pulling the wall down on top of him.

“Don’t move, Skyguy …”

“Don’t!”

“Trust me. Don’t move a muscle.”

“No! No!”

He was plunged into rumbling shadow. His instinct made him duck and cover his head, still clutching his lightsaber. A whump like an explosion hit him and he couldn’t breathe; he was sucking in choking dust. Something hit him in the leg. Grit peppered his face. He spat and coughed, trying to gulp in clean air, but there wasn’t any. The sun had vanished. He struggled in a gray, smothering fog.

I’m dead, I’m dead, what a stupid way to go—

It took him a few moments to realize that the wall hadn’t crushed him. He found himself squatting in a well of clear ground a little wider than his shoulders, surrounded by rubble and metal. A droid’s arm was flailing, making a repetitive urr-urr-urr noise as its servos struggled. He spat and gasped. He felt as if he’d inhaled every scrap of pulverized permacrete on the planet.

“Are you okay, Master? Come on, we can’t hang around.”

-- The Clone Wars Movie Novelization

She uses TK to slow her fall from a great height:

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Force pushing Asajj Ventress:

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Ahsoka and Anakin support tons of rubble from a massive wall:

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Tano slices the supports of a stage with a Saber Throw:

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She blasts away two guards:

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Flooring over a dozen droids:

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She blasts away several droids:

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Knocking out a group of four pirates by blasting them against a wall:

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Pulling Aurra Sing from a vent:

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Ahsoka brings down half of a high stone wall, a feat she accomplished while tired.

She reached for the Force again—and suddenly that was harder: she was getting tired—and desperately pulled half a high stone wall down on the machines. Not even their enhanced shields could save them. Flattened, they sparked and spat and died.

-- The Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth

She blasts away some rubble that was blocking a door:

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Force pushing a Trandoshan through two blast doors:

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(Canon) Blasting Darth Maul away:

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"There would have been a full on confrontation [between Ahsoka & Maul], which is why when the face each other in Rebels Maul absolutely knows who Ahsoka is.

[...]

We consider it to have happened so that's how we inform the writing in Rebels because that's the history that these characters carry [...]"

-- Ahsoka's Untold Tales

(credit to Beniboybling)

(Canon) Temporarily incapacitating the Fifth Brother with a Force push. Noting that the Fifth Brother had previously telekinetically dominated Kanan Jarrus, a Jedi strong enough to stop a cave in and support a giant catwalk, suggesting that Ahsoka is far more powerful than either of them:

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(Canon) She hurls the Seveth Sister against a pillar:

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(Canon) Ahsoka Force pushes Darth Vader:

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Force Sense/Telepathy

Force Sense is a power enabling a Force user to perceive his or her surroundings and detect life. Telepathy allows to read and manipulate other beings' minds, and communicate with them.

She senses that a Bothan was lying:

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Some instances in which Ahsoka senses the emotions of people around her:

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The crowded barracks mess hall erupted into muttering and exclamation. Force-sensing from habit, Ahsoka tasted the clones’ swirling emotions. A little caution. A lot of excitement. At first she’d thought the Republic’s clone soldiers welcomed battle because they had no choice—because they’d been genetically programmed to fight and not question that duty. But while that was an uncomfortable truth, one she found herself wrestling with more and more as the war dragged on, it was also true that most of the clones she knew enjoyed combat—and not because some Kaminoan scientist had tweaked a test tube and made sure they would. No. They enjoyed winning. Outsmarting the enemy. Liberating citizens who were being used as pawns by Count Dooku, and Nute Gunray, and the other shadowy leaders of the Separatist Alliance

-- The Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth

Beast Control

Beast Control is a power that allows Force users to tame animals.

Ahsoka displays knowledge of Beast Control:

Combat Skill

Accolades

Ahsoka is noted, both in Legends and Canon, as a talented and skilled duelist:

Able to wield a lightsaber and pilot a spacecraft with great talent, Ahsoka promises to become a worthy Jedi.

-- Padawan Ahsoka Joins the Star Wars Cast

A devoted student of the Jedi ways, Ahsoka was a talented swordsman, a budding tactician, and a critical thinker.

-- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

Under Anakin Skywalker's instruction, she becomes a skilled duelist...

-- Ultimate Star Wars

Tano's skill was good enough to surprise her master:

Although Tano showed little tactical awareness, her combat skills with a lightsaber surprised Anakin in a good way.

-- Star Wars Fact File 18

She has impressive skill with a lightsaber:

Although Tano showed little tactical awareness beyond the immediate demands of the battle, her combat skills with a lightsaber were impressive.

-- Star Wars Fact File 18

Her early ability in lightsaber combat was stated to be considerable:

Anakin Skywalker's first, and only, Padawan demonstrated considerable early ability in lightsaber combat.

-- Star Wars Fact File 43

(Canon) While still early in her training, Ahsoka possessed exceptional Jedi skills:

Ahsoka's exceptional Jedi skills lead to missions away from her Master early in her apprenticeship.

Credit to |King Joker| from Kmc

-- Ultimate Star Wars

(Canon) As of Rebels, she is stated as extremely skilled by Henry Gilroy, co-executive producer of the show:

"She is extremely skilled, and I think over the years she's probably had the opportunity to hone her abilities, but there hasn't been much day-to-day ongoing battle in the way she was doing in The Clone Wars, so you could say, on some level, while she's become more measured, her growth is more spiritual in nature."

-- Rebels Recon #2.09: Inside "The Future of the Force" | Star Wars Rebels

As a Padawan, she was a great Jedi warrior:

Ahsoka Tano has become a great Jedi warrior during the Clone Wars.

-- The Clone Wars Uk Magazine 16

(Canon) As of Rebels, she is stated by Dave Filoni as being a great warrior:

"And in this time she's very much a great warrior."

-- The Padawan Lives: The Return of Ahsoka Tano | Star Wars Rebels

(Canon) According to Freddie Prinze Junior, Rebels Ahsoka is one of the top 3 or 4 Jedi duelists of all time:

"Don't think Ahsoka's gonna get owned. Yeah, Ahsoka's, I would say like top 3/4, as far as fighting combat skills, Jedi of all time."

-- Collider Jedi Council - Freddie Prinze Jr aka Kanan Live In Studio!!

(Canon) Ahsoka has advanced combat skills:

Ahsoka plays an important role in the rebellion, serving as an advisor to Commander Sato and the Ghost crew. Due to her senior Jedi training and advanced combat skills, she is also a mentor to both Kanan and Ezra.

-- Star Wars Rebels: Visual Guide: Epic Battles

(Canon) Ahsoka is a force to be reckoned with in combat:

... ; a force to be reckoned with, as she holds her own in combat against General Grievous.

-- Insider 160

(Canon) Her lightsaber technique is impressive:

Vader and Ahsoka continue to forcefully duel, the Togruta using acrobatics and impressive technique.

-- http://www.starwars.com/tv-shows/star-wars-rebels/twilight-of-the-apprentice-episode-gallery-2

(Canon) According to Dave Filoni, Palpatine and Vader are the only people who could match, and obviously defeat Ahsoka during the time of Star Wars Rebels, suggesting she is above the likes of Rebels Maul in dueling:

We used to have this problem in Clone Wars when we would try to put Yoda in a story and it would be like, “Yeah, if Yoda’s there, this isn’t really a problem is it?” That’s because Yoda’s going to go in there and kick everyone’s butt. We all felt that Ahsoka, the only person that could really match her in this time period, blow for blow, would be Vader or the Emperor.

Credit to DarthAnt66

-- http://www.starwars.com/news/dave-filoni-interview-star-wars-rebels-season-two-part-1

Feats

As a rookie Padawan, she manages to hold her own in combat against Asajj Ventress for over 45 seconds before being defeated, though it should be noted that the latter was holding back:

Ahsoka scowled as if she’d been snubbed. “You’re fighting me.”

“So I am.” Ventress let Ahsoka come within striking distance, then twirled her lightsaber from the center like a baton, flicking one end over the other to catch the tip of Ahsoka’s blade. “Nothing personal.”

Ahsoka charged at her holding her blade high, then dropped to her knees and skidded under Ventress’s guard. Or so the child seemed to think, anyway. It was a simple matter for Ventress of leaping backward to avoid the sweep across her legs. Ahsoka was up on her feet again, racing wide to attack again from the rear, making Ventress pirouette to keep her in view. Blades clashed in parry and thrust while Ventress kept one eye out for Skywalker to come crashing to the rescue. But he didn’t appear.

Now, forty-five seconds into the duel—and these matters never lasted long, she found—Ventress was impatient, and had seen most of Ahsoka’s basic technique; a combination of rapid switches and feints, darting from one side of the battle ground to the other, as if she was trying to exhaust her opponent enough and dart in to deliver the fatal blow. It was very Togrutan.

Ventress countered by making Ahsoka come to her, not by evading or even pursuing her. At one point, Ventress stood still, double blade held to one side with her body exposed, to tempt the child into a fatal error. The Padawan moved in cautiously. As she lunged, Ventress decided Skywalker would not be lured into showing himself, and whipped Ahsoka’s lightsaber from her hand with a figure-eight movement before slamming her flat with a Force push and holding her there with an outstretched hand.

-- The Clone Wars Movie Novelization

Before receiving any Padawan training, Ahsoka fights three Magnaguards, which were identified by sources as tough opponents for the Jedi, defeating two of them:

These implacable droids guarded key Separatist leaders and proved tough opponents for the Jedi Knights, striking with their deadly electostaffs. MagnaGuards could keep fighting even after losing limbs or heads, and many bore the scars of previous battles.

-- http://www.starwars.com/databank/magna-guard

She manages to hold off Grievous, albeit barely:

Over the course of the Clone Wars, Ahsoka experienced many ups and downs, heartbreaks, and triumphs. She successfully fought beside Clone Captain Rex, saving him and fending off General Grievous, a notorious Jedi killer.

-- http://www.starwars.com/databank/ahsoka-tano

While still very early in her training, Ahsoka manages to hold her own against Ventress for a time:

She fights as an equal with Pre-Vizsla:

In their second encounter, Ahsoka holds her own against Grievous:

... ; a force to be reckoned with, as she holds her own in combat against General Grievous.

-- Insider 160

Ahsoka holds off both Anakin and Obi-Wan, at one point even disarming the former with a kick, though they were holding back:

She contends with a possessed Barriss Offee while holding back:

Ahsoka contends with Barriss again, losing because she was stunned by an explosion:

It should also be noted that Ahsoka only had one of her lightsabers at that time, and that she was stated to rely a lot on both weapons, suggesting she would have done better against Barriss had she wielded both her weapons:

Unfortunately, Ahsoka became perhaps too reliant on using both weapons together, to the detriment of her other techniques.

-- Star Wars Fact File 43

She proves skilled enough in unarmed combat to defeat Cad Bane, Mandalorians (while handcuffed), Clones, and even Trandoshans:

(Canon) Ahsoka defeats the Seventh Sister, one of the Empire's elite Jedi hunters, and the Fifth Brother, humbling the latter:

(Canon) Ahsoka duels as an equal with Darth Maul, one of the deadliest Sith in history:

(Canon) She holds her own against Darth Vader:

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Thon Respect Thread

This is my respect thread for the powerful Jedi Master Thon, and given that Totj is one of my favorite EU works, as well as the fact that I couldn't find a respect thread for him, I felt like making one.

Respect Thon:

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Power

Thon is regarded by Beldorion as a great Jedi Master, and is also compared to Yoda and Nomi Sunrider in power:

"But the great Jedi, the Masters—Yoda and Thon and Nomi Sunrider—they could summon light, could make metal glow so that their puny little friends wouldn't stumble either."

-- Planet Of Twilight

Thon is one of the most advanced Jedi Masters of his time:

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He is once again noted as being a great Jedi Master:

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Thon possessed great skill with the Force even before being trained at the Praxeum on Ossus:

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Thon is a powerful Jedi:

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General Force Knowledge

Thon has access to all Jedi powers listed in the Tales Of The Jedi Companion, as well as many others:

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And these are the Jedi powers listed in the Totj Companion:

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Telekinesis

Thon defeats several thugs with TK and seemingly damages part of a vehicle:

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He unleashes a powerful wave of Force energy:

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Tutaminis/Force Deflection/Force Barrier

This section covers Force powers designed for energy absorption or deflection.

Thon deflects a pirate gang's salvos:

It is also notable that his Force shield was stated as being potent enough to stop a sandcrawler:

"You want that horny-monster instead? He's throwin' off a force field that'd stop a sandcrawler!"

-- Tales Of The Jedi Audiodrama

For the record, this is the size of a sandcrawler:

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Telepathy

Telepathy refers to a variety of Force powers used to manipulate or control other beings' minds.

Thon appears to read Nomi Sunrider's thoughts:

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He telepathically communicates with Nomi Sunrider:

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Farsight

Farsight is a power that provides a Force user with the ability to gain vague impressions of events happening in other places or times.

Thon foresees that Nomi Sunrider will be remembered as a great Jedi as long as the Jedi will survive:

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Nevertheless, Nomi’s Masters foresaw that she would have an important role to play in the galaxy, which came to fruition with the rise of the Krath cult.

-- The Old Republic: Galactic History 44: The Jedi Nomi

Battlemind

Battlemind is a power that allows a Force user to boost his or her own morale in battle.

Thon knows Battlemind:

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Battle Meditation

Battle Meditation is a power that enables a Force user to boost the morale of his or her allies while at the same time eroding the will to fight of enemies.

Thon knows Battle Meditation:

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Thon is a master of Battle Meditation, and is compared to Nomi Sunrider and Arca Jeth:

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Sever Force

Sever Force is a power used to cut off another Force user from the Force, generally by trapping him or her in a wall of light.

Thon knows Sever Force:

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Force Light

Force Light is a power that enables a Jedi to use the light side of the Force to contain or purge manifestations of the dark side like nexuses, or to counter dark side powers.

Thon knows Force Light:

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Thon is compared to Yoda in his ability to summon light side energies:

"But the great Jedi, the Masters—Yoda and Thon and Nomi Sunrider—they could summon light, could make metal glow so that their puny little friends wouldn't stumble either."

-- Planet Of Twilight

He used Force Light, as well as his cunning, to trap the Sith spirits residing on Ambria into Lake Natth:

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It is also worth noting that, according to Jedi scholars, the ritual that devastated Ambria released more dark side power than ever before. That would include Naga Sadow's ship, which was capable of causing solar flares, meaning that Thon contained insane amounts of dark side energy, and therefore making this feat even more impressive:

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Wall Of Light

Wall Of Light is a devastating light side attack created by the combined might of many Jedi, and is used primarily to purge dark side manifestations, as well as to cut off darksiders from the Force.

With assistance from thousands of Jedi, Thon creates a Wall Of Light to contain Exar Kun, trapping his spirit into the Massassi temple:

Species Traits

As a Tchuukthai, Thon has an armor plating protecting his head, vital organs, and joints, presumably granting him great durability as well:

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Combat Skill

Thon, along with other Jedi, defeats dark side beasts from Lake Natth:

Thon can wield his lightsaber ambidextrously:

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Oppo Rancisis Respect Thread

Respect Oppo Rancisis:

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Power

Oppo Rancisis is one of the most powerful Jedi of his time:

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Telekinesis

Telekinesis is a power enabling Force users to use their mind to push, grip, chocke and manipulate both people and the environment.

Force pushing an assassin:

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Battlemind

Battlemind is a power that allows a Force user to boost his or her own morale in battle.

Oppo knows Battlemind:

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Battle Meditation

Battle Meditation is a power that enables a Force user to boost the morale of his or her allies while at the same time eroding the will to fight of enemies.

Oppo Rancisis knows Battle Meditation. He is also listed among famous names such as Arca Jeth, Nomi Sunrider, and Thon, all of whom were masters of the art, implying that his skill with this technique is comparable to theirs:

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Oppo uses Battle Meditation for five months to aid Republic forces during the Siege of Saleucami:

Rancisis and Vos led three battalions to Saleucami. Rancisis was trained in the ancient art of Jedi Battle Meditation, and was soon deep in contemplation, subtly altering the will of the fighting forces to coax victory for the Republic. The prolonged siege at Saleucami took five long months of grueling warfare.

-- Star Wars Databank

Malacia

Malacia is a Force technique that is used to induce dizzines and nausea in enemies by turning their equilibrium against them.

Oppo is a master of Malacia, a technique few were skilled enough to use it in combat:

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Speed

Rancisis creates a continuous afterglow with his blade:

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Combat skill

He easily kills a group of Anzati assassins:

The Anzati were stated as being "untouchable killers" by virtue of their training:

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The attack was later revealed to be intended to distract Oppo, allowing Sora Bulq to kill him. This implies that Bulq wouldn't have defeated Oppo easily, since he chose not to face him directly, suggesting that Rancisis is highly skillful with a blade:

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Jerec and his Dark Jedi Respect Thread

This thread was originally meant to be only about Jerec, but then, considering that they don't have many feats, I thought it would have been better to include his minions as well. Therefore, this blog will contain individual sections addressing each of these characters.

Having said that, respect Jerec and his Dark Jedi.

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Shared accolades

This section includes quotes (well, it's just one actually) that refer to all the seven Dark Jedi.

Jerec and his minions are deadly foes:

Katarn's final foe is Jerec, the powerful Dark Jedi who leads the deadly six.

-- Galaxy Magazine 8

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Power

Qu Rahn can feel the Force as twisted in Jerec's presence:

"I can feel the Force twisted and corrupted in his presence"

-- Dark Forces: Rebel Agent Audiodrama

Jerec is said to rival Darth Vader in power:

His embrace of the Force's dark side gives him powers that rival Vader's.

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-- Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II Game Manual

Jerec is powerful enough to subjugate his Dark Jedi minions:

Jerec was already powerful enough to subjugate the other Other Dark Jedi to his designs; now he has tapped the power of a thousand Jedi ancients.

-- Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II: The Official Strategy Guide

Jerec is skilled at using the dark side:

Jerec turned toward Fandomar. Again, even though his eyes were hidden behind the black band, Tash felt that he was seeing something. The presence of the dark side grew stronger. This man definitely knew how to use the Force-for evil.

-- Galaxy Of Fear: Spore

Jerec's power is great enough to make Tash Arranda feel waves of the dark side passing through her, making her skin crawl:

For a moment, Jerec did not move. Tash felt her skin crawl as waves of dark-side power passed through her again. She knew that Jerec was trying to tell whether Hodge was being honest.

“Very well,” Jerec said. He turned to his stormtroopers. “Disable this station’s comlink antenna. No one is allowed to send messages from this lifeless rock. Then stand guard over all the ships.” He smiled cruelly. “No one is allowed on or off this asteroid until I have examined that tunnel.”

-- Galaxy Of Fear: Spore

Jerec is so powerful that Kyle Katarn felt the air grow chilly in the former's presence:

In spite of the noonday sun, Kyle felt the air grow chilly as the other man stepped forward. A hood hung in folds around the hard angles of his face. A narrow strip of black leather obscured the place where his eyes should have been. A tracery of black tattoos swirled away from the corners of his downturned mouth. His voice was as soft as the flutter of bird's wings, yet loud enough to be heard.

-- Dark Forces: Soldier For The Empire

Force Knowledge

Jerec studied Palpatine's Dark Side Compendium for a time, before the latter cut off his access from it:

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One man who took the title of Dark Jedi with pride was Jerec -- the enigmatic Force-user who murdered Kyle Katarn's father -- but he did not do so alone. Inspired by glimpses into the Emperor's Dark Side Compendium, Jerec intended to bring to fruition an experiment Palpatine had spoken of in his malignant tome: the creation of a unit of seven Dark Jedi perfectly absorbed into the Emperor's will, a "Dark Side Elite." Unfortunately for Jerec, the Emperor readily recognized the darksider's ambition and denied Jerec further access to the Compendium, ending the audacious experiment. Nonetheless, Jerec at least managed to assemble a cabal of Dark Jedi willing to do his bidding.

-- The Dark Forces Saga, Part 3: Pride Of The Dark Side

As a Jedi archaeologist, and later as an Inquisitor, he spent many years seeking out ancient Jedi and Sith knowledge:

A former Padawan to Jedi Master Jocasta Nu, and a master of the Makashi form of lightsaber combat, Jedi Master Jerec was an archaeologist for the Order, seeking out lost knowledge.

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His innate selfishness and arrogance made it easy for Palpatine's agents to turn Jerec, and he resumed his duties, enthusiastically seeking out ancient Sith knowledge.

-- The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 27

He was one of the Jedi Order's foremost archaeologists:

He trained as her Padawan and learned of her insatiable desire for knowledge, eventually becoming one of the Jedi Order's foremost archaeologists.

-- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

As a Jedi, Jerec learned much under Jocasta Nu's tutelage, to the point of feeling like he had exhausted all that the light side had to offer and subsequently searching for other sources of knowledge. This would suggest that he studied the Jedi archives extensively, and thus that his knowledge of the Force was considerable even before becoming an Inquisitor:

Jerec learned a great deal under Nu's tutelage, inheriting not only much of his master's supercilious bearing and delicate mannerisms, but also her love of knowledge. Nu encouraged her apprentice never to stop searching for answers, as many were found only by the most ardent seekers. Watching his Force powers grow with the learning he accumulated, Jerec slowly came to understand that knowledge truly was power. And realizing there was always more to learn, Jerec's appetite for knowledge became insatiable.

After training his Padawan Ameesa Darys to knighthood and becoming a Jedi Master, Jerec felt he had exhausted all that the light side of the Force had to offer. During the Clone Wars, he traveled with a group of Jedi artifact finders to the Unknown Regions in search of other sources of wisdom.

-- The Dark Forces Saga, Part 6

Consume Essence

Consume Essence, also known as Feed On Dark Side, is a darksider's ability to feed on other people's negative emotions to become stronger.

Jerec feeds on Kyle Katarn's hatred:

He feeds on the dark side now. You're only making him stronger.

-- Dark Forces: Jedi Knight Audiodrama

Force Blast

Force Blast, also known as Hatred, is a power that allows a darksider to release all of his or her hatred in a blast of pure Force energy.

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Force Destruction

Force Destruction is Force power enabling a darksider to create a massive energy field and throw it in any direction.

Jerec unleashes a dark side blast that destroys "a forest" of Spore and his servants' tentacles:

Spore and all his servants opened their eyes and mouths. A forest of vinelike tentacles shot toward the dark-cloaked Imperial.

Jerec raised one hand. Tash felt a ripple of dark-side power flow from his fingertips. When Spore’s tentacles met the dark-side energy, they withered and died in midair.

Jerec snorted. “Your power is hardly a match for the dark side of the Force.” He cast an evil grin at Spore. “However, you have your uses.”

“If you are so powerful,” Spore said, “what do you want with me?”

-- Galaxy Of Fear: Spore

He uses Force Destruction on Qu Rahn to paralyze him:

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Now, I want you to pay attention to the next feat, because it's very impressive. Jerec unleashes a blast of power that hurls Kyle Katarn and destroys a structure that was resistant enough to hold a massive ship in place, causing it to fall into a canyon, a feat he accomplished with no apparent strain:

Force Lightning

Force Lightning is a power that allows a darksider to unleash electrical discharges capable of weakening life and killing targets.

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Force Barrier

Force Barrier is a power that enables Force users to summon a shield to deflect incoming attacks.

Tash Arranda muses that Jerec could shield himself from Spore while simultaneously flying his ship

For several tense minutes, neither Tash nor Fandomar spoke. Tash listened with her ears-and with her mind. She guessed that Jerec was still concentrating on shielding himself from Spore. That, plus the attention required to fly his own ship, should keep the dark-sider from sensing their presence.

-- Galaxy Of Fear: Spore

Tutaminis/Force Deflection

Tutaminis is the ability to absorb energy attacks. Force Deflection allows to use the Force to deflect these kind of attacks.

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Battlemind

Battlemind is a power that allows a Force user to boost his or her own morale in battle.

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Force Sight

Force Sight allows a Force user to enhance his visual and spatial perception even in the dark or behind walls.

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Jerec is able to see things that are hidden to most people, probably by virtue of him being a Miraluka, a blind species that sees everything through the Force:

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Force Sense/Telepathy

Force Sense is a power enabling a Force user to perceive his or her surroundings and detect life. Telepathy allows to read and manipulate other beings' minds, and communicate with them.

Jerec senses Kyle's ambition:

Time stretched thin. Jerec felt Kyle's hunger, the ambition that seeped up through his consciousness, and allowed himself a smile. Here was the flaw that Rahn feared, here was the lever he'd been looking for, and here was a hunger that matched his own.

-- Dark Forces: Jedi Knight

Tash Arranda feels Jerec trying to scan her mind, as well as Zak and Hooles':

Tash shuddered as Jerec’s skull-like face turned in her direction. She could feel his dark-side power sweep over her like a scanner. Then it passed on to Zak and Hoole.

-- Galaxy Of Fear: Spore

Jerec probes the powerful Jedi Master Qu Rahn's mind in spite of the latter attempting to resist him:

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Another student of his was the powerful and stern Qu Rahn.

-- Star Wars Databank

Sever Force/Force Drain

Sever Force is a power used to cut off another Force user from the Force, generally by trapping him or her in a wall of light. Force Drain is a dark side power enabling its user to siphon the life force and Force energy of his or her target.

According to Qu Rahn, Jerec can absorb and overshadow one's connection to the Force:

"His heavy brow overshadows the empty recesses that normally embrace eyes. Jerec has the uncanny power to absorb and overshadow one’s connection to the Force… like a dark cloud. A deep, empowering grasp of your will is what you need."

-- Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2

Strength

Jerec grabs a man by the tunic, overcoming the force of the latter's gravboots:

Jerec had grabbed the front of Hoole’s tunic and lifted him off he ground with one hand. Tash realized that the Imperial must be immensely strong to overcome the force of the gravboots with just one arm.

-- Galaxy Of Fear: Spore

Combat skill

He is a master of Makashi:

A former Padawan to Jedi Master Jocasta Nu, and a master of the Makashi form of lightsaber combat, Jedi Master Jerec was an archaeologist for the Order, seeking out lost knowledge.

-- The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 27

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Power

Sariss is regarded by Qu Rahn as a powerful Force user, as well as the Dark Jedi he fears the most:

"Out of all the Dark Jedi I have met, Sariss is the one I can say... I fear. Powerful, strong in both the physical and mental arenas of the Force, she is a master, a perfectionist, quiet and reserved."

-- Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2

She is one of the most powerful of the seven Dark Jedi:

She is one of the most powerful of the seven Dark Jedi, strong in both the physical and mental Force powers.

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-- Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II Game Manual

Telekinesis

Telekinesis is a power enabling Force users to use their mind to push, grip, chocke and manipulate both people and the environment.

Sariss Force chockes a colonist:

Sariss stopped, turned, and picked Lasko out of the crowd. The colonist looked surprised, brought his hands up to his throat, and struggled to breathe. His face turned blue, his knees buckled, and he thumped to the ground. Then, just as the life force started to leak out of his body, Sariss relented. Lasko sucked air into his aching lungs, rubbed his throat, and stood. His friends and neighbors averted their eyes as the settler shouldered his way through the crowd.

-- Dark Forces: Jedi Knight

Telepathy

Telepathy allows to read and manipulate other beings' minds, and communicate with them.

Sariss is strong in the mental arenas of the Force:

Powerful, strong in both the physical and mental arenas of the Force, she is a master, a perfectionist, quiet and reserved."

-- Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2

Sariss telepathically attacks Kyle Katarn:

Kyle swallowed, knowing his opponent was more experienced than he, and then suddenly reeled under the impact of a mental attack. This battle would be fought on two planes. One mental, the other physical - just like the ones in his "dream."

-- Dark Forces: Jedi Knight

She blocks Kyle's Darkshear:

The Jedi accessed the knowledge gained from the long-dead Tal, blocked the mental strike and answered with an attack of his own. He launched a head cut from the third position, flexed his wrist, and extended his arm. Though a good deal lighter than its metal counterpart, the Jedi energy weapon possessed similar characteristics. It could penetrate like a rapier and cut like a saber. A double-edged saber.

Sariss blocked the mental blow, wondered where Katarn had garnered such knowledge, and found herself under attack.

-- Dark Forces: Jedi Knight

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Battlemind

Battlemind is a power that allows a Force user to boost his or her own morale in battle.

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Combat Skill

Sariss is stated as being a master duelist and a very dangerous foe by Qu Rahn:

"Out of all the Dark Jedi I have met, Sariss is the one I can say... I fear. Powerful, strong in both the physical and mental arenas of the Force, she is a master, a perfectionist, quiet and reserved. This makes her a very dangerous foe."

-- Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2

She holds her own against Kyle Katarn before being killed:

He had a squeaky, high-pitched voice: "Keep your head up, look at your opponent, and check your balance. The point should be at eye level - or slightly lower - like so..." A steel blade differs from a lightsaber, of course... but many of the same techniques apply.

Sariss turned. Her eyes burned with anger. There was more than enough time. No cut would be fatal in and of itself, but each added to all the rest would result in a painful death.

Then, after his life force had been released and his blood had mingled with the sand, she would take his head. Not that it would compensate for the pain in her arm or the ache in her heart.

Kyle swallowed, knowing his opponent was more experienced than he, and then suddenly reeled under the impact of a mental attack. This battle would be fought on two planes. One mental, the other physical - just like the ones in his "dream."

The Jedi accessed the knowledge gained from the long-dead Tal, blocked the mental strike and answered with an attack of his own. He launched a head cut from the third position, flexed his wrist, and extended his arm. Though a good deal lighter than its metal counterpart, the Jedi energy weapon possessed similar characteristics. It could penetrate like a rapier and cut like a saber. A double-edged saber.

Sariss blocked the mental blow, wondered where Katarn had garnered such knowledge, and found herself under attack. Her opponent's skill was a surprise - and reminded her that this was no ordinary Rebel. There were various ways to defend against his attack. Sariss chose parry five followed by a well-practiced riposte. Her blade passed under Katarn's, buzzed as it passed through the outer corona of the field created by his blade, and lunged toward his chest. Energy crackled and popped as the agent intercepted her blow - and disengaged.

The attack had failed, so Kyle selected another. The point-thrust was a relatively simple evolution. He dropped the point of his saber, extended his arm, and lunged. Sariss saw it coming, blocked the other Jedi's blade, and spotted an error. Katarn's wrist was too low, a little below the shoulder, opening the Rebel to a head cut.

She lunged as he pulled back, saw a thin red line appear on his right cheek, and felt a sense of satisfaction. The upstart had been lucky - but she would literally cut him down to size. Yun would be revenged.

Kyle saw a flash of color and heard the blade sizzle past his face. His nostrils were filled with the odor of burnt flesh. His own. Pain followed. Pain layered on pain. He knew the cut was a harbinger of things to come. He was tired, hurt, and less experienced.

The Dark Jedi intended to wear him down. What he needed was a quick, decisive conclusion.

The agent assumed the on-guard position and called upon Tal's knowledge. What would the ancient Master do if confronted with a similar situation?

Sariss sensed the other Jedi's hesitation, mistook it for fear, and launched a feint.

It was directed at Kyle's belly. He fell for it, saw her pull back, and knew the lunge would follow. He managed to parry, felt resistance as her saber clashed with his, and found the answer he'd been searching for... Tal had been a student of another no-less-formal school of swordsmanship that was half-physical and half-spiritual in nature. There were many evolutions, and many "cuts," but only one that "sang" with the moment. "The Flowing Water Cut" was for use when going blade-to-blade with an opponent.

Timing was everything... and as Sariss withdrew... Kyle knew that he should "expand," following with body and spirit, like water into a vessel. And there, within the calm, to cut slowly and release Sariss from her body. Action followed thought. His blade strobed through thee other Jedi's chest and the point emerged between her shoulder blades.

There was very little blood since the wound was cauterized as it was made. Sariss looked surprised. Her eyes went down toward the point of entry, up toward his, and then were gone. She fell over backward, hit the ground, and skidded on loose gravel.

Kyle just stood there, swaying slightly, struggling to absorb what had occurred.

He was alive, still alive, which both amazed and pleased him.

-- Dark Forces: Jedi Knight

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Power

Sariss muses that Yun is extremely talented, perhaps even more than her:

The episode still pointed to an extremely strong talent, however, one that might prove superior to her own one day, a possibility that had never crossed her mind before.

-- Dark Forces: Jedi Knight

Yun is regarded by Qu Rahn as a dangerous and unpredictable foe:

"Yun: a young and willing Dark Jedi, the newest addition to the cause. Brash and eager, he is ready to prove himself to his master at any cost. These elements make him a dangerous and unpredictable foe."

Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2

Telekinesis

Telekinesis is a power enabling Force users to use their mind to push, grip, chocke and manipulate both people and the environment.

Yun supports a number of falling large chuncks of rock, though he later muses that it was a miracle for him to be able to accomplish this:

Two droids, both designed for heavy-duty construction work, followed the humans into position. An officer counted to three, muscles strained, eyes bulged, and hydraulics whined, but nothing happened.

That's when the next set of tremors hit. Large chunks of rock fell, a helmet shattered, and a trooper fell. He was dead before he hit the ground. Jaru moaned and continued to kick his legs.

"Grab his ankles," Yun ordered, "and get ready to pull."

If Imperial troops had been taught to understand anything, it was blind obedience. The officer gave a quick series of orders, and men leaped to obey and took Jaru by the ankles.

Once the stormtroopers were in position, Yun closed his eyes, called upon the Force, and "saw" the slab rise into the air. It was a truly desperate measure, since he had never moved anything even a quarter of that size during his apprenticeship or in the years since.

But he couldn't leave Jaru lying there, couldn't leave him to die, couldn't... Beads of perspiration dotted the Jedi's forehead, fingernails bit into the palms of his hands, and his lips formed a grimace. Light flared beyond his eyelids, energy crackled, and something moved. The stormtroopers cheered. Yun opened his eyes, caught a glimpse of the slab floating a meter off the ground, and suddenly lost his concentration.

-- Dark Forces: Jedi Knight

Unpacked boxes were stacked against an unfinished wall, an unfinished cable run dangled through an access panel, and the air smelled of sealer. Sariss regarded Yun across the top of her somewhat cluttered desk. He looked the same but felt different, although the nature of the change escaped her. She had heard about the rock-raising incident, everyone had, and read the officer's report. Even Yun admitted that the whole thing had been an anomaly, a near miracle that he wouldn't be able to replicate. The episode still pointed to an extremely strong talent, however, one that might prove superior to her own one day, a possibility that had never crossed her mind before.

-- Dark Forces: Jedi Knight

Yun hurls Kyle Katarn against a wall:

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He levitates himself and his lightsaber:

Telepathy

Telepathy allows a Force user to read and manipulate other beings' minds, and communicate with them.

Yun can control other people's minds:

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Force Heal

Force Heal is a power enabling Force users to tend wounds and dull pain.

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Power

Qu Rahn views Maw as a strong and formidable foe:

"To the one called Maw: a bitter individual that loathes all and holds loyalty to few. A strong and formidable foe. For every cord of muscle, there is hatred. It is this hate that keeps his aging body strong."

-- Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2

Telekinesis

Telekinesis is a power enabling Force users to use their mind to push, grip, chocke and manipulate both people and the environment.

Maw uses the Force to levitate himself via Force Flight while at the same time lifting other objects.

A loading ramp jutted off to the right, and a cargo ship hung beyond that. Kyle took two steps forward, felt something "pop," and felt a sudden flood of sensation. Nothing exotic, not by his standards anyway, just the sort of input he normally received via the Force but had been unable to access for the last ten to fifteen minutes. Why? The answer came with terrifying speed. Something, he wasn't sure what, hit his shoulder and sent him sprawling. He rolled onto his back, jumped to his feet, and lit the lightsaber. The air crackled and filled with the odor of ozone. That was the moment when Kyle realized that Rahn had been right - the lower half of his opponent's body was missing!

It was the Force that held him up off the ground. The Dark Jedi's skull was shaved and seemed too small for his body. Hatred filled his eyes and pulled at his thick-lipped mouth. Two equally enormous arms hung from his muscle-bound torso, and one ended in a lightsaber. In addition to holding the Jedi up off the deck, the Force exerted its influence over other objects as well, including nuts, bolts, pebbles, a ration bar, and various bits of wire. All of which orbited the half-man's body as if he were the sun and they were his planets.

-- Dark Forces: Jedi Knight

Maw perfected Force Flight, to the point that hovering became second nature to him:

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Force Heal

Force Heal is a power enabling Force users to tend wounds and dull pain.

Maw can heal himself:

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He used his hatred to survive after being cut in half:

"To the one called Maw: a bitter individual that loathes all and holds loyalty to few. A strong and formidable foe. For every cord of muscle, there is hatred. It is this hate that keeps his aging body strong."

-- Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2

Only a profound anger and the dark side of the Force have enabled a creature like Maw to live.

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-- Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2 Game Manual

Consume Essence

Consume Essence, also known as Feed On Dark Side, is a darksider's ability to feed on other people's negative emotions to become stronger.

He can feed on other people's fears:

"I sense fear, that is my talent. I taste it, I smell it, fear sends ripples through the dark side of the Force and brings the sweet feeling to me."

-- Dark Forces: Rebel Agent Audiodrama

Maw is so proficient in feeding off others' negative emotions that he could use this power to sustain himself, and keep the debilitating effects of the dark side at bay in spite of him being over 70 years old:

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Battlemind

Battlemind is a power that allows a Force user to boost his or her own morale in battle.

Maw knows Battlemind:

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Tutaminis/Force Deflection

Tutaminis is the ability to absorb energy attacks. Force Deflection allows to use the Force to deflect these kind of attacks.

Maw knows Drain Energy and Dissipate Energy:

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Force Sense/Telepathy

Force Sense is a power enabling a Force user to perceive his or her surroundings and detect life. Telepathy allows to read and manipulate other beings' minds, and communicate with them.

Maw can instill other people's minds with fear:

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Maw senses Kyle Katarn and Jan Ors watching him and his companions:

Someone is watching us. I can feel it.

-- Dark Forces: Rebel Agent Audiodrama

Maw's Force Senses are so advanced that they are praised by Jerec:

"Excellent, excellent. You must trust Maw's Force-sensing ability, Sariss. Maw's power lacks the refinement that you and your young companion Yun possess, but they are a force to be reckoned with."

-- Dark Forces: Rebel Agent Audiodrama

Combat Skill

Qu Rahn views Maw as a strong and formidable foe:

"To the one called Maw: a bitter individual that loathes all and holds loyalty to few. A strong and formidable foe. For every cord of muscle, there is hatred. It is this hate that keeps his aging body strong."

-- Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2

He is a master of the aerial lightsaber combat form Trispzest:

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Boc Aseca

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Power

Boc is a formidable opponent:

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Speed

Boc is very fast:

He is very fast with his sabers and his feet.

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-- Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2 Game Manual

Telepathy

Force Sense is a power enabling a Force user to perceive his or her surroundings and detect life. Telepathy allows to read and manipulate other beings' minds, and communicate with them.

Boc knows Force Fear:

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Force Concealment

Force Concealment enables its users to hide their Force signature and presence from others.

Boc seemingly uses Force Concealment to prevent Kyle Katarn from sensing him:

Boc followed Kyle with his eyes but was otherwise still. The other Jedi might have sensed his presence if it hadn't been for a carefully constructed mind shield.

Katarn was alive! But that was impossible... wasn't it?

-- Dark Forces: Jedi Knight.

Battlemind

Battlemind is a power that allows a Force user to boost his or her own morale in battle.

Aseca is skillful in Battlemind:

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Psychometry

Psychometry is a power allowing Force users to pick up impressions and traces of information about a touched object and the events that have surrounded it.

Boc knows Psychometry:

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Combat Skill

Because of him carrying two lightsabers, Boc is an uncommon and dangerous opponent:

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Boc fights Kyle Katrn and drives him back, only losing because the latter killed him while he was distracted:

The Rebel jumped backward as the second bar of energy blurred past his face. He had noticed the second weapon during the earlier confrontation and forgotten it. A stupid, possibly fatal, mistake. Kyle was afraid. Boc sensed the emotion and shuffled forward.

"Perhaps you would like to learn something before you die. The use of two blades, one to support the other, can be traced back thousands of years and was common to both our species. The invention of lightsabers has done nothing to lessen the effectiveness of this strategy - as you are about to learn."

Actually, thanks to Tal, and the old man's considerable experience, Kyle knew something about fighting with two blades, which meant he knew how dangerous such a combination could be. Not that the knowledge would help him much, given the fact that he had only one weapon at his disposal.

"One weapon only?" a voice said within his head. "What of your mind? Are you Jedi? Or something less?" The words, and the fact that Rahn was with him, brought new hope.

Boc advanced. His lightsabers seemed to dance before him. They hummed with barely contained malice and wove intricate patterns in the air. The movements had a hypnotic quality - and Kyle struggled to resist it. Energy sizzled as blade met blade. Kyle retreated as Boc launched a flurry of blows. The Dark Jedi grinned triumphantly, shuffled forward, and "felt" an additional threat. He spun toward Jan.

The Rebel threw the rocks as hard as she could - but to no avail. The missiles exploded as the sabers touched them and hurled red-hot bits of rock in every direction. Jan staggered and fell over backward as a bolt of energy hit her mind. The rock attack hadn't inflicted any damage, but it did buy some time. Kyle took advantage of the opportunity by summoning the Force, forging a spear of midnight black, and hurling it toward his opponent's chest.

-- Dark Forces: Jedi Knight

Gorc and Pic

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Power/ Combat Skill

Gorc and Pic make for a deadly combination:

"It is a mystery why one would call Gorc and Pic twins. Even though one is a miniature version of the other, they look nothing alike. They also don't battle alike. Pic is the energy and Gorc, the counter. They are the clashing balance of opposites: one, the voice; the other, the body. This combination is deadly."

-- Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2

They are stated as being a nearly undefeatable team when they fight together:

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Gorc muses that he and his "brother" are better duelists than Yun:

"You defeated our friend Yun in saber combat. We are better than Yun."

-- Dark Forces: Rebel Agent Audiodrama

Gorc is incredibly powerful, and Pic is skilled at using a Sith dagger:

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Force Concealment

Force Concealment enables its users to hide their Force signature and presence from others.

Gorc successfully uses Concealment to prevent Kyle Katarn from sensing him:

"Gorc is been here, hidden within the shadows. Hidden within the dark side."

-- Dark Forces: Rebel Agent Audiodrama

Pic knows Force Concealment as well:

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Force Bond

Force bond, also known as Force chain or Jedi kinship, is a link through which two Force-sensitives can influence each other.

Gorc and Pic's Force Bond grants them unparalleled team work, though it is not perfect because they share wounds as well:

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Battlemind

Battlemind is a power that allows a Force user to boost his or her own morale in battle.

Gorc and Pic both know Battlemind:

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Telepathy

Telepathy allows a Force user to read and manipulate other beings' minds, and communicate with them.

Gorc and Pic are both proficient in Force Fear:

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Force Heal

Force Heal is a power enabling Force users to tend wounds and dull pain.

Pic can heal himself:

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Yaddle Respect Thread

Since I recently took interest in obscure characters, I decided to make this respect thread for another powerful Council member.

Respect Yaddle.

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Power

Yaddle grew stronger in the Force throughout her years of imprisonment:

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She achieved unity with the Force duing her imprisonment:

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Anakin Skywalker is astonished by Yaddle's power:

"No!" he shouted. But he could already feel it. Yaddle was drawing in the great net of the Force she had created, drawing it around her so tightly and fiercely and strongly that Anakin fell to his knees. He had never felt the Force move like this. He couldn't speak or move.

-- Jedi Quest: The Shadow Trap

Yaddle is regarded by Anakin as a legendary Jedi Master:

Yaddle was dead. He knew it, but he couldn't grasp it. A member of the Jedi Council, a wise being so practiced in the Force that she was a legend.

-- Jedi Quest: The Shadow Trap

Yaddle is so powerful that Obi-Wan can feel the Force in him and around him, to the point that he feels charged with her energy:

Attack droids cannot be intimidated, however. The line wheeled toward the Jedi. Obi-Wan had never fought beside Yaddle before. She was all grace and flowing movement, her lightsaber a blur, the Force growing and charging the air around them until Obi-Wan could feel it humming in him and around him. Charged with Yaddle's energy, he sliced through four droids with one swift blow. The blaster fire was heavy but he had no problem deflecting it.

In the new Canon, Yaddle is stated to share Yoda's remarkable affinity for the Force, implying she is in his power tier:

Her short build, long ears, and extended lifespan mark her as a member of the same species as Jedi Master Yoda, and Yaddle also shares Yoda's remarkable affinity for the Force.

Credit to i_like_swords

-- Ultimate Star Wars

Force Knowledge

Yaddle possesses great knowledge that allowed her to learn powers few other Jedi could fathom:

Not as martial a figure as her fellow Council-members, Yaddle was the head of the Librarian's Assembly of the Jedi Temple, and worked alongside such revered Jedi scholars as Ashka Boda in maintaining the Temple's impressive collection of holocrons, scrolls and tomes. Exposure to obscure knowledge granted her powers that few can fathom, including the forbidden Jedi art of morichro, a technique that rapidly slows the body functions of target beings.

-- Star Wars Databank

She has a staggering breadth of knowledge:

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Yaddle was responsible for gathering books and artifacts, as well as studying them to increase Jedi learning:

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Her collection grew so much that her rooms became cluttered with artifacts and trinkets from throughout the centuries:

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Telekinesis

Telekinesis is a Force power enabling a Force user to manipulate his or her surroundings.

Before her imprisonment, Yaddle Force pushes an Advozse off a cliff:

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Long before her prime, Yaddle lifts a large piece of debris:

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Yaddle uses the Force to prevent a wave of water from breaking through two doors:

Swanny thought for a full minute while Obi-Wan tried not to show his impatience. "There's a small wash-up area in the substation for the workers," he said finally. "If I divert the wastewater from tank 102C and gush it through system A-9 with enough force, it could conceivably break through a pipe joint — the pipes going into substation 32 are part of the old system, so they're not in great shape — and then we'd have a pretty major flood in a matter of minutes. It would take me more than an hour to get there and figure out what circuits I need to use."

"You have forty minutes," Obi-Wan said. "We'd better get started."

Swanny had been right about the firepower. As Obi-Wan and Yaddle skirted the substation's perimeter, he could see two grenade mortars guarding the entrance. The operators sat on repulsorlift platforms, and the Jedi could see that the targeting computers were engaged. Attack droids stood in ready formation.

"We could use a diversion," Obi-Wan murmured to Yaddle as they hid behind a utility box.

"Accomplish this we must, if the Provisional Committee is going to be successful," Yaddle said. "The longer it takes, the more things can go wrong."

"Look," Obi-Wan said, pointing at a stream of water underneath the double durasteel doors of the substation. "Swanny must have been effective. The flood has begun."

Yaddle opened her comlink to signal the power grid team that Euraana had arranged to stand by.

Up on their repulsorlift platforms, the guards didn't notice the water streaming out from underneath the crack in the durasteel doors. Their gazes continued to rest on the targeting computers that would show them attacking beings or airborne weapons.

"When it gets deep enough to endanger the equipment, the alarm should sound," Obi-Wan murmured. "I'm betting the operators will leave their grenade mortars and let the droids guard the entrance. They'll call for reinforcements."

"One problem, there is," Yaddle said. "Burst open, the doors might."

"And that would release the flood into the tunnel." Obi-Wan nodded.

"In which case, the equipment might keep functioning." He thought for a moment. "Can you use the Force to hold the doors?" Yaddle nodded.

The water was now streaming down the tunnel and lapping at their boots. Because of the downward slope, it ran out from underneath the door.

They could see that the water inside was rising, since the water was now leaking out of the seam between the double doors. The pressure of the water was causing the doors to vibrate from the strain. Obi-Wan felt the Force surround them as Yaddle gathered it around her.

The doors and the water stopped moving. It began to collect around the wheels of the grenade mortars and the legs of the droids.

They watched as the water deepened, held back by the Force. Soon it was lapping at the repulsorlift platforms, but the guards still did not notice, intent on their computers.

Suddenly a light flashed red over the doors. The alarm began to beep insistently. The two operators sat up in their chairs and swiveled to check behind them.

They saw the water.

"What's going on?" one of them shouted.

The other spoke into a comlink. "They're sending reinforcements. Just stay calm."

"I am calm!" the second guard shouted. "I just can't swim!" The other guard began to enter a code into a handheld sensor. "They'd better boost the grid now," Obi-Wan said. Yaddle listened intently to the comlink.

"Bypassed the station, they have," she told Obi-Wan. "Wait we must to see if the power surge will restore the grid…." Suddenly the attack droids snapped into formation, splashing in the water.

"They must have engaged a life-form sensor sweep," Obi-Wan said.

"A few minutes more, they need."

"We just ran out of time." Obi-Wan activated his lightsaber. "Let's go."

He charged out into the tunnel, moving quickly through the water and heading straight for the mortar operators. They saw the Jedi charging and scrambled to jump back on their mortar platforms. Yaddle released her hold on the doors, which burst open, releasing a wave of water. Obi-Wan was prepared, but the power of the water almost knocked him down.

-- Jedi Quest: The Shadow Trap

Yaddle seems to levitate herself above the tallest building of the city of Nataan, possibly via Force Flight:

He lay on his back, still dizzy, trying to catch his breath. Yaddle had not landed. He felt the Force so strongly it served to yank him to his feet. Again, it was like a physical presence to him, as though he could feel it on his skin and even in the roots of his hair.

Yaddle hung above him, above the tallest building of Naatan, the Force holding her temporarily aloft. She held a silver canister against her chest.

-- Jedi Quest: The Shadow Trap

Force Concealment

Force Concealment, also known as Force Stealth, is a power enabling Force users to mask their presence in the Force and their Force alignment.

Yaddle knows Force Concealment:

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Force Heal

Force Heal is a power that enables Force users to tend wounds and dull pain.

Yaddle can heal herself and other people:

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Yaddle is a skilled healer:

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Force Light

Force Light is a power that enables a Jedi to use the light side of the Force to contain or purge manifestations of the dark side like nexuses, or to counter dark side powers.

Yaddle knows Force Light:

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Morichro

Some descriptions of the forbidden technique Morichro, which Yaddle mastered:

Tutaminis

Tutaminis is a power that allows Force users to absorb energy attacks:

Yaddle uses the Force to absorb the explosion of a chemical weapon that was capable of killing thousands of people into her own body, creating a "great net of the Force" in the process:

That was in his vision, too! But the cuffs hadn't been on Shmi. They had nothing to do with Shmi. Obi-Wan and Yoda had been right.

"Launch it!" Omega screamed, then turned to Yaddle and added, "You have just ensured the deaths of thousands."

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"No!" he shouted. But he could already feel it. Yaddle was drawing in the great net of the Force she had created, drawing it around her so tightly and fiercely and strongly that Anakin fell to his knees. He had never felt the Force move like this. He couldn't speak or move.

From far below, Granta detonated the explosives.

Anakin heard a sharp pop, nothing more. The Force grew until Anakin was dazzled. Instead of exploding, the canister imploded, and Yaddle drew the toxic gas and the explosive power in, absorbing it into her body.

Then she simply disappeared. A shower of light particles swirled, hung in the air, then evaporated.

Anakin's face was wet. Tears flowed and he did not feel them. The night sky was empty, and Jedi Master Yaddle was dead

-- Jedi Quest: The Shadow Trap

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Telepathy

Telepathy is a power that enables Force user to communicate with other beings and manipulate, dominate or terrorize their minds.

Yaddle telepathically communicates with Anakin:

She was high above, but he heard her voice clearly. It was in his head, he realized.

If you lose your anger, find you it will. Embrace it and disappear it will. Chosen, you may be. But for what? Your question to answer, it is.

-- Jedi Quest: The Shadow Trap

Durability /Stamina

Yaddle endures centuries of confinement:

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Speed/Agility

Yaddle moves with grace and swings her lightsaber in a blur, impressing Obi-Wan with her speed:

Attack droids cannot be intimidated, however. The line wheeled toward the Jedi. Obi-Wan had never fought beside Yaddle before. She was all grace and flowing movement, her lightsaber a blur, the Force growing and charging the air around them until Obi-Wan could feel it humming in him and around him. Charged with Yaddle's energy, he sliced through four droids with one swift blow. The blaster fire was heavy but he had no problem deflecting it.

It felt easy and natural with the Force so strong. Yaddle took out ten attack droids in what seemed like no time and then buried her lightsaber in the two grenade mortar controls. Within minutes, all of the droids were sizzling in the puddles of water.

-- Jedi Quest: The Shadow Trap

Yaddle moves quickly down a tunnel:

"As soon as I can return to help find Anakin I will," Yaddle said.

Yaddle moved down the tunnel quickly, her robe swinging. Obi-Wan stepped back behind the utility box and waited. The tramp of running feet announced the arrival of the reinforcements.

-- Jedi Quest: The Shadow Trap

Yaddle slashes through a dozen attack droids in seemingly no time:

Right behind Obi-Wan, Yaddle took out an attack droid with a flick of her lightsaber while she sent the other guard flying against the tunnel wall. The last guard took one look at the Jedi charging toward him with a lightsaber and took off, splashing down the tunnel.

It felt easy and natural with the Force so strong. Yaddle took out ten attack droids in what seemed like no time and then buried her lightsaber in the two grenade mortar controls. Within minutes, all of the droids were sizzling in the puddles of water.

-- Jedi Quest: The Shadow Trap

She destroys Anakin's cuffs so fast that the latter can't even track her movement:

The movement was so sudden and so fast that even Anakin couldn't track it. Yaddle's lightsaber was activated without him seeing her move so much as a finger. She used it in a surgical strike at his wrists. He did not have time to flinch, which was lucky, because she could easily have cut off his hands. Anakin felt only a flash of heat, as though he'd touched something hot and then pulled his hand away.

The cuffs clattered to the floor.

The cuffs, falling…

That was in his vision, too! But the cuffs hadn't been on Shmi. They had nothing to do with Shmi. Obi-Wan and Yoda had been right.

"Launch it!" Omega screamed, then turned to Yaddle and added, "You have just ensured the deaths of thousands."

-- Jedi Quest: The Shadow Trap

This feat is particularly impressive, given that even by this time Anakin is fast anough to appear to be everywhere at once:

Never had Obi-Wan seen such a display of the Force from a Padawan. From the great Jedi Masters, yes. From Qui-Gon, near the end of his life.

But from someone so young? Anakin's power astonished him. He had glimpsed it before, but now he had seen it unfurl, and it staggered him.

He had not had a chance to move, to help. Anakin had been a blur. He had seemed to be everywhere at once. He had destroyed ten attack droids, disarmed his aggressors, and disabled two laser cannons without hesitation, with even a slight smile on his face.

-- Jedi Quest: The School of Fear

She Force jumps toward an airlift tube, so fast that Anakin only saw the flash of her robe:

Anakin realized in a flash that Omega must have had an open channel on his comlink. That had been an order. He heard the rush of air in the tube. He only saw the flash of the hem of Yaddle's robe as she Force-jumped toward the airlift tube. She pressed the maximum eject button with the hilt of her lightsaber as she passed. She burst into the airlift tube and shot upward like a blast from a laser cannon.

-- Jedi Quest: The Shadow Trap

Combat skill

Shortly after escaping her centuries long imprisonement, Yaddle defeats a predator with a staff:

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While weakened, she contends with an Advosze warlord:

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