Anakin Skywalker Respect Thread (Updated)

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#1 Edited by Sirfizwhiz (1412 posts) - - Show Bio

There is many Respect threads on Anakin Skywalker, this is my take. He is a hard character to do justice, has ton of material, and it a uphill battle to gather them all just like gathering Vader's. this will be on Jedi knight Anakin, and not Sith Lord Darth Vader. Hope everyone enjoys. Also alot of help from @okayalright_44 in making this.

Other Respect threads I have made.

Ahsoka Tano, Darth Thanaton, Kreia aka Darth Traya, Asajj Ventress, Cade Skywalker, Darth Krayt, Anakin Skywalker.

"You were the Chosen One! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness!"

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Anakin Skywalker was born from the Force itself, and is believed by many in the Galaxy as the Chosen One. He had the highest potential of Force ability out of any Jedi. Born right before the Clone Wars, Anakin trained under Obi Wan Kenobi, and when the Clone Wars broke out, he became a Jedi Knight and Republic general. Anakin was always walking a fine line on the Dark Side due to his wild emotions, and arrogance. It was not till the height of his abilities at the end of the Clone Wars that he joing the Dark Side out of fear for Padme. As a newly made Sith Lord, Anakin was felled by Obi Wan Kenobi, and was then reborn Darth Vader. After becoming Darth Vader, Anakin lost much of his potential, and left the Galaxy in darkness.

Force Telekinesis

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Anakin was possibly the most powerful being in the Force, and ranked in the top 3 of the time when he exerted himself.

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Uses the Force to guide his thrown Lightsaber through multiple targets.

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Manipulates the desert sands.

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Uses glass and metal as a whirlwind of shrapnel.

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Redirects a missile.

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Suspends a fat alien casually in the air.

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Anakin blasts away Magna Droids.

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Forces two Droids to fire on another.

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Blows away over 20 battle Droids with the force.

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Lifts a couple tons of stones against a giant creature.

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Force crushes weapons, objects, uproots the stone earth, and throws around foes.

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Anakin fresh in the suit, and at his weakest. still shows strength to crush the metal structures,, and droids of the medical facility.

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Rips in half a giant spider Droid.

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Throws back a large stone column, and then blows Ventress through a stone wall.

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On the ocean bottom of Calamar with massive sea pressure, uses his TK to warp and snap the steel binders that held a super large building in place.

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Pulls down a large Temple Statue, catching a heavy chunk of it to throw at a nearby door.

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Anakin moving over 100+ tons of Separatist Dreadnought ship into a path of missiles.

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Anakin holds back a Theta Storm with TK for nearly a hour. A feat Obi Wan claim Master Yoda might not be able to do.

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Drags another Jedi into his Saber.

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Easily overpower's Barriss.

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Counters Obi Wan's Force attack.

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Anakin twice shown to be able to blow through Dooku's Force defenses.

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Here Anakin overpowers the two strongest force beings on a neutral Force Nexus. the only context was Obi Wan telling Anakin to tap into the same Force Nexus the force beings were manipulating since their arrival, and the context of the Father forcing Anakin to go all out by putting his friends in danger. Still Anakin overpowering the Son and Daughter on a neutral Force Nexus planet. So the context here again is this. Obi Wan "Anakin, the planet is the Force. Use it." Pretty clear Obi Wan is mentioning to Anakin to tap into the same Force Nexus as the children have. The Father "Only the chosen one can tame my children." Pretty clear he means only someone as powerful as himself can tame the Son and Daughter on the same neutral Force Nexus they have access to. This is the context some fans simply dont like. Anakin rarely applies himself with the Force, but when he does he proven to be the most powerful

Force Choke

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Anakin at times resorted to Force Choking.

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Force Chokes a soldier out of aggravation.

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Uses Force Choke on a queen till she threaten his friends.

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Uses it again to get info.

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Force Chokes his own wife.

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Kills a foe by crushing his metallic neck armor.

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Force Chokes a Jedi Knight of the ground.

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Force Chokes Asajj Ventress of the ground.

Beast Trick

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Anakin has shown the ability to command sense the thoughts of Beast, and command them.

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Anakin practices Beast Control at a young age.

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Anakin who takes control of a particularly vicious reek in the execution arena on Geonosis.

Star Wars: Mysteries of the Jedi

Forces this beast to obey Anakin.

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Senses the thoughts of this large creature, then forces it to follow them into a battle.

Mecha-Deru/Technometry

The ability to sense, understand and manipulate machinery, electronics, and electricity.

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Anakin ability to have great understand anything mechanical.

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Anakin building his own Pid Race.

Force Scream

Force Scream is the ability to channel alot of Force power with ones voice. Anakin has shown the use of Force Scream when extremely angry.

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Anakin demolishes a large structure with Force Scream.

Jedi Mind Trick

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While very rare, Anakin has no issue to preform the average Jedi Mind Trick.

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Anakin along with Mace and Obi Wan break the mind of the Bounty Hunter Cad bane.

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Anakin forces the Bounty Hunter to reveal who hired her.

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Anakin Mind Tricks a officer to do as he asked.

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Uses it casually on some Slavers.

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Anakin forces a whole club filled with scum and villainy to settle down and go back to their activities as if the Jedi were never there.

Farsight

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Anakin has made use of limited Farsight than most Jedi. Able to see glimpses of the immediate future.

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A ability credited to Skywalker as a young child, and how he is able to Pod Race.

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Anakin uses Farsight in his Pod Racing.

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Anakin predicts the attacks coming before they happen.

Force Sense

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Force Sense allows Jedi to feel around their environments, increase the 5 senses, and feel the emotions of those around them. Anakin has shown not only a good use of this ability, but takes it to levels of the impossible.

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Anakin senses the danger and attack on Amidala in the next room.

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Anakin while holding back a Theta Storm with the Force still able to sense the damages and emotions throughout a town like area.

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Anakin is fully able to fight a army in pitch dark through Force Sense alone. shows to be able to sense things even Obi Wan could not.

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Show the ability to blindly sense when to drop from Hyper Space without crashing into a planet at MFTL speeds

Force Drain

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Anakin does not have the ability to Force Drain, but he can protect himself from it for a very limited time. A temporary immunity that by evidence can last for a dozen seconds.

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Stated that Anakin learn Life Drain resistance of a city wide effecting ship.

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The resistance not immunity as too long of a direct hit from the Dark Reaper's Life Draining energy beams will kill Anakin.

Oneness

Only a hadful of beings ever became One with the Force, and able to use it in all its power. Becoming total gods at that moment. Anakin as the choesen One was able to tap into it, and had.

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After the death of Reija Momen (an innocent maintenance worker and friend) in the battle of Praesitlyn, Anakin achieves the state of total Oneness with the Force. Remisant of the pain he felt when his mother died.

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And then after conversation with Qui-gon jinn he severs himself from oneness to stop himself from a unJedi act.

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Anakin, while under Oneness, bulldozes through destroying and evading an army of droid blaster fire untouched: running at full speeds to gap a distance of over 100 meters.

Lightsaber

Anakin uses a very average Lightsaber, however one thing we do know from the clone Wars is that unlike most Lightsabers, it is water proof due to his lightsaber battles underwater.

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Lightsaber Forms

Besides being extremely powerful in the Force, Anakin was also one of the best Lightsaber duelist of his era. He has been said to dabble in all forms, and as Darth Vader teaches these forms in their entirety to others, and makes a successful hybrid of all forms. However Anakin as an Jedi Knight stuck mostly with Form V, the Djem So and Shien. He was also a accomplish Jar Kai duelist as well.

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Form V is the most popular taught form to both Jedi and Sith. It has two parts to it. Djem So, and Shien. Djem So is all about great defense, finding a opening, and counter attacking with all your strength. Shien is focused on range defense by deflecting range attacks back at attacker, and closing in on the enemy. While the most physically demanding Lightsaber Form besides Form VII Juyo, it is the best form for solid defense, and solid counter attack.

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Anakin was stated by Dooku himself as the greatest Master of Form V he has ever seen.

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Anakin stated to been the better fighter between him and Obi Wan.

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Anakin is stated to be in the same tier as Sidious and Yoda as far as Lightsaber dueling goes.

Strength

Anakin had the ability to increase his strength with the Force to great degrees. Using the force to amp his stats was one of his specialties.

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Anakin easily overpowers Barris.

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Anakin overpowers a Magna Droid easy with one hand.

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Ventress is durable enough to tank easy 30 tons of solid column onto her body, and roll it off. Can withstand being blown across and through a solid stone wall. Yet Anakin uses the Force to increase his rage to cause Ventress total strain, and ends up shattering the stone ledge under the force of his attacks.

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Attack related to as crashing meteors. Dooku had to use the Force heavily to match.

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The Quote above states Obi Wan bones must compare to the insides of a starship, tough material that can tank boarding battles without rupture into space. Yet in the next quote Anakin's force empowered strength was enough to cause Obi Wan's bones to start breaking.

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Anakin with Augments Force Strength overpowers Dooku's own Force TK.

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Count Dooku with all his 100+ ton TK power hurls a piece of Durasteel at Skywalker. Durasteel is one of the toughest materials in SWs fiction. Anakin with his insane force strength smashes it aside.

Durability

Anakin has shown insane high Pain Tolerance, as well able to sustain a major beating and keep fighting.

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Tanks being slammed around by very large tree logs.

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Gets flicked by a giant mechanical tentacle. Gets right back up.

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Anakin is hit by Force Lightning from Dooku, then TKed twice into columns. He gets right back up.

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Anakin is pounded through a steel bulkhead by Durge, but suffers no real damage.

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Anakin tanks a missile to the face. It does not put him down.

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Anakin has his legs and arm cut off. Then catches on fire. Not only he survives this, but drags his body a good ways till the Emperor finds him.

Speed

Anakin can increase his physical speed, or his perception speed with the Force.

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Out moves the Vacuum of space, with a body in tow.

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Anakin is a blur to Obi Wan who had no chance to even help in the fight.

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Padawan wrecking a small infantry of battle droids in seconds, appearing as cyclone of blue light with his saber.

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Anakin blitzing a room of six battle droids in seconds, moving so that fast the droids appear to be moving in slow-motion.

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Anakin with incredible agility out speeds missiles to cut them down.

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Anakin out speeds tank fire.

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Anakin dodging dozen lasers in close combat.

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Various showings of deflecting mass amount of blaster fire with ease.

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Able to accurately slap back sniper fire.

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Several feats of reacting to Force Lightning after it has been fired off.

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Anakin stated to dodge Lightning.

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Shows the speed perception to guide a Shuttle dropping out of Hyperspace through a space battle.

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Here Anakin shows stated Millisecond perception time.

Agility and Force Jump

Anakin is able to use the Force to augment his agility, and jump in combat.

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Anakin fights Ventress on a small beam while free falling fine.

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Anakin casually jumps from Speeder to Speeder while fighting.

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Anakin force jumps dozens of feet into the small head of a Droid.

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Anakin battles Ventress across a forest without ever touching the ground.

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Anakin with incredible agility jumps across starcraft, to chase down missiles in an air battle.

Battles

Anakin has been part of many battles. Here is some highlight ones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VB_vjVxcic

A rooki Ventress vs a rookie Anakin, long costly battle for both.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9OtEyaYJYw

Anakin takes down 4 MagnaGaurds by himself pretty quickly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL84pM80Vto

Anakin matches Ventress through the whole battle of Kamino.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHM9zxA-nIw

Anakin matches Dooku who has help from MagnaGaurds.

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Anakin faces Count Dooku and Ventress at the same time, in a quick duel. Holding them both off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhys5CPFB_I

Anakin matches Dooku again, and does very well for himself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK24cyH5AEQ

Anakin takes on Jedi Knight Barriss after she turn Dark Side.

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Anakin with the Force dominates Ventress.

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Anakin faces Durge in a one on one, and is the one to kill Durge.

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Ventress overpowers Obi Wan early on with her Force attack, and then matches Anakin and Obi Wan in a duel till Dooku orders her shot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvTa1vxmY3M

Anakin fights, and kill Count Dooku.

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Anakin while hindered by emotions faces Obi Wan.

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Respect the Chosen One.

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#2 Posted by WollfMyth209 (16518 posts) - - Show Bio

Excellent work, as always.

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#3 Posted by 8bitGangsta (592 posts) - - Show Bio

Best Anakin thread ever.

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#4 Edited by ShootingNova (25691 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice. I can give you several additional showings.

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#5 Posted by gokuss4z (3418 posts) - - Show Bio

The first clone wars cartoon was the truth.

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#6 Edited by TheFallen_1 (223 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice. I can give you several additional showings.

If you have additional showings, please post them below, any addition is welcome.

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#8 Posted by SirFizzWhizz (37749 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome thread is updated. Put in quotes of abilities thanks to other Viners, and added more Force feats to Farsight, Choking, and TK.

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#9 Edited by Zapan871 (2006 posts) - - Show Bio

@sirfizzwhizz: You forgot that feat in the Mon Calamari arc where Anakin destroys the support bindins of a planetary scanner while in underwater pressure. That happened in S4 E02.

Also, this quote about him growing vastly more powerful after Ashoka left the order:

While Anakin bristled at first to this appointment, a strong bond grew between teacher and student. 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.

-- StarWars.com: Databank: Anakin Skywalker

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#10 Posted by ComicsrulebutDBZdoes2 (7566 posts) - - Show Bio

But...but....where his light speed feat? Because everyone goes on about how all Star Wars characters are fTL

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@comicsrulebutdbzdoes2 said:

But...but....where his light speed feat? Because everyone goes on about how all Star Wars characters are fTL

What, most fans on here say Relativistic Light Speed. Not Light or FTL lol.

Anakin and other have reaction speed in the sub light area, and combat speed in the Massively Hypersonic range.

@zapan87 said:

@sirfizzwhizz: You forgot that feat in the Mon Calamari arc where Anakin destroys the support bindins of a planetary scanner while in underwater pressure. That happened in S4 E02.

I have to find that feat now, forgot about it thanks alot. :)

Update: Edited it in.

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#12 Posted by SirFizzWhizz (37749 posts) - - Show Bio

More updates.

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@sirfizwhiz: Picked up some Star Wars Gambit series (Stealth and... another one), expected them to be fairly poor, but I am rather enjoying them. Anyways, I am writing done some Obi/Anakin/Ashoka stuff that I come across, and I found a rather... well, very interesting tidbit about Anakin's skill with tech.

It seems he has had a very large hand in the design of the Venator, upgrading them and vastly increasing their performance. A weebit better feat then building a mere pod, no?

'With Resolute out of rotation for a refit, she stood on the bridge of Indomitable, one of the next generation of cruisers to come out of the Allanteen VI shipyards. Cruisers that were faster and more responsive than ever before, thanks to her Master's-what had the chief shipwright called it? Oh yes, Tinkering. Thanks to Anakin's tinkering, the new vessels were a definite cut about the first Republic Cruisers that had rolled out of production for service in this war against Dooku and his Separatist Alliance.

The differences had been noted, and were talked about whenever and wherever military types crossed paths-in battle, in briefings, sharing some chitchat and a drink in this mess or that one, or even the occasional civilian bar. The Jedi who fought on the front lines were talking about them, too. Everyone who relied on the Massive Republic warships knew that their odds of survival had increased because Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker liked to muck about with machines-when he wasn't busy being the scourge of the Separatist.' - Star Wars: Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth, pg.3-4

Creating anti-virus programming inside the venator cruisers and the only way it could have failed is if someone, on their side, sabotaged it.

'Admiral, each new cruiser tested clean before it left Allanteen Six," Anakin said. "And none of my modifications could've introduced a virus. In fact, I designed blind-alley redundancies to make sure something like this couldn't happen." He glanced at Obi-Wan. "And if they've failed, that means-"

"Sabotage," Obi-Wan, his eyes bleak.' - Star Wars: Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth, pg. 22

Also have the CIS creating a virus that shut down the Republics communication systems. That one was quite interesting. Not really for this thread, but just something that I found rather neat.

Anyways, I will post some more feats on Anakin, and the others if I feel they are good enough for their respect threads, as I come by them.

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#14 Posted by SirFizzWhizz (37749 posts) - - Show Bio

@wut: Those are awesome feats to be added. Thanks mate.

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#15 Posted by Wut (6935 posts) - - Show Bio

@sirfizzwhizz: Sadly those were the only decent feats in both novels I read in that series. Tons of mechanical stuff for Anakin... not so much combat.

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@sirfizzwhizz:

Here's Anakin, Barriss and Obi-wan, with Skywalker doing the majority of the work with the Force being stronger in him, to force push back a herd of Surepp in a large cave to save Lumarri

"Concentrate," he ordered them. "Concentrate as hard as you ever have concentrated. Focus. And stay together." Taking Barriss's hand in his right and Anakin's in his left, Obi-Wan led them through the barrier.

Pushed, pressed by the focusing of the Force from not one but three trained individuals, the surepp gave way. Mewling and hissing, they parted to make a path for the striding offworlders. Triple eyes glared angrily at the bipeds, furious at the intrusion. But something kept them at bay, prevented them from trampling the trio beneath massed, sharp-toed feet.

If any of them lost heart, Obi-Wan knew, if either Padawan panicked or lost concentration, he and whoever remained fo cused might not be able to sustain the intensity necessary to hold the surging, increasingly restless herd back. He tried to will his own mastery into the two learners, to lend some of his own strength to each of them. Yet as they marched deliberately forward, ever deeper into the herd, a strange thing happened.

While Barriss held her own, Anakin seemed to grow stronger. It was as if, faced by the challenge and the very real proximity of death, the Force grew within him. Obi-Wan did not entirely understand what was happening, but at the moment he was far too preoccupied to examine the phenomenon. Right then, one thing and only one mattered.

They found Luminara lying unconscious on the ground, a trickle of blood trailing from her forehead. A quick glance showed Obi-Wan that the injury was not deep. Still, he could not see what she might have suffered internally when she fell. A muscular trill ran through his fingers where he held Barriss's. He could see the concern in her face, could feel the distress. But Barriss Offee was her Master's student. As a healer, she might have been expected to drop immediately to the ground to begin ministering to her Master. As an incipient Jedi, she knew that what mattered now was not individual healing, but sustaining the Force against the powerful animals that were hissing and pawing at the ground all around them.

Displaying his physical as well as mental strength, Anakin hoisted the unconscious Jedi onto his shoulders. Together, they turned and began to retrace their steps. A growing section of the herd had been alerted to the presence of intruders in their midst. Even though no danger had manifested itself, and none among the herd had been attacked, the surepp were increasingly edgy.

It became harder and harder to hold them back. Perspiration streamed down Obi-Wan's face. Though he had the help of Bar riss and Anakin, the Force was centered on him, and it was up to him to maintain the energy that continued to hold the surepp back. He could see the barrier now, not far in front of them. The good-natured Bayaar was staring at him anxiously, wanting to encourage the visitor but not daring to shout his support. Standing well behind him, the rest of the Borokii who had come out to watch whispered fearfully among themselves.

Something bumped up against Obi-Wan, nearly knocking him off his feet. For an instant, his concentration faltered under the impact of the heavy surepp flank. Barriss shot him a look of alarm while confusion replaced confidence on Anakin's face. Atop his shoulders, Luminara stirred uneasily. If she cried out. . .

Star Wars: The Approaching Storm

A Surepp herd contains thousands and weight in total millions of tons in mass

Something else would have to be tried. She tried to imagine stepping through the electrified barrier and walking all the way to the center of the herd, past thousands of closely packed animals, any one of which could turn on the intruder at any moment. A single snort of alarm might be enough to set them off. Once deep within the herd, there would be no chance of escaping from a stampede. An intruder would go down beneath thousands of hooves and a million tons of surepp mass.

Star Wars: The Approaching Storm

Anakin taking out several guards of squad and disarming in a few seconds. So fast that his opposition barely had time to blink

Anger coursed through Anakin. He saw the privilege Gillam had been brought up with, and how it had corrupted him. He saw that Gillam had counted on the feelings of the others, how they had felt lost and alone in a world he knew and they didn't. He had taken their minds and hearts and fashioned them into a weapon aimed at his father. The squad wasn't about justice. It was about revenge.

Anakin jumped up and kicked out with one foot in a spinning arc, booting the blaster from Gillam's hand while he held out a hand and, using the Force, tore Rolai's blaster from his grip. He landed on one leg and used the other to disarm Tulah with another well-aimed kick, grabbing the blaster from Ze's hand at the same time. He used his knee to dislodge the weapon from a surprised Hurana and then simply took Marit's from her hand. The entire series of attack moves took only seconds. The squad barely had time to blink.

Jedi Quest: The School of Fear

Anakin speed blizting a room of guards moving so fast that he perceives the world around in dilated time (slow motion), frozen in place, and so much that he has infinite amount of time while evading cannon.

Now they stared at him, or down at their empty hands. There was a beat, a moment of silence and surprise. Anakin pulled out and ignited his lightsaber, holding it in a posture any Jedi would recognize as offensive. He was ready to strike. He did not want to hurt anyone. That was his first concern. But he had to stop the squad's mission.

"Just don't move," he told them.

Anakin sensed movement behind him and turned slightly. Rana Halion had taken a step inside the hangar. As soon as she saw the lightsaber, she hit a button on her cuff.

Gillam smiled. "Looks like your luck has run out, Jedi."

"Jedi don't need luck," Anakin said, just as the attack droids swarmed into the hangar.

Blaster fire erupted from the droids, aimed at Anakin but scattered enough so that he feared for Marit and the others. The squad dropped, scrambling for their blasters. Anakin saw at once his problems. Gillam and Rolai had found blasters and were trying to aim at him as he moved. Fire from the droids was heavy. Marit had ducked behind a starfighter. He did not think he could count on help from her. She seemed dazed.

He saw the smile of triumph on Gillam's face as he retrieved and aimed his blaster, and Anakin's anger returned. He reached out to the Force. He remembered the lessons he had learned from Soara Antana, the great Jedi Master. The Force comes from stillness, she had said. Find your still center, even in the midst of battle.

He saw time unspool before him like a ribbon. He saw it freeze like ice on a river. He saw that he had infinite time to do everything he needed.

With an outstretched hand he knocked the blaster from Gillam's grasp and sent it flying across the full space of the hangar. It hit the wall so hard it shattered. Gillam's smile disappeared.

At the same time he was moving, diverting the droids' blaster fire from where Tulah and Hurana had taken cover, pushing Ze behind a durasteel container, and knocking out one attack droid with a thrust to its control panel.

Suddenly the laser cannons from the starfighter on his right began to fire. Gillam had slipped inside the cockpit.

Anakin did not lose his sense of frozen time. He was the master of time. He did not worry about the laser cannons any more than he'd worried about the attack droids. It all seemed so easy. He seemed to see the fire before it came, and he knew how to move to avoid it. His movements were like shimmersilk, so fluid it was as though he did not have muscles and bones, only will.

Now his Master was here. He could feel that, too. But he did not need him.

He spun in midair, taking out two battle droids while he leaped through the laser cannonfire straight at the cockpit of the starfighter. With one backward slash he took out the final droid. He had a flash of Gillam's shocked face as he cut through the windscreen with one slice. With one hand, he threw Gillam out of the pilot's seat and then dropped into it. He turned off the engines and disabled the laser cannons.

Siri and Ferus stood, lightsabers drawn, guarding Rolai, Marit, Hurana, Tulah, and Ze. Obi-Wan had captured Rana Halion.

Across the space, he looked at his Master. He waited for Obi-Wan to acknowledge him. The mission was over. He had been successful. He had found Gillam and thwarted an invasion.

He waited, standing in the cockpit, looking down. He could feel the flush of triumph on his cheeks. Siri glanced at him, as did Ferus. He could see the astonishment on their faces. But his Master never looked up.

Jedi Quest: The School of Fear

As a padawan, here's Anakin being a blur to Obi-wan eyes and appearing almost everywhere while destroying ten attack droids, disarming several guards, and disabling two laser canon in a short moment. With Kenobi stating that he's never seen a display of power from a padawan comparing hi to Great Jedi Master like Qui-gon.

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.

He could see that Siri and Ferus had been just as astonished at Anakin's deep connection to the Force, the way he had seemed to know what was going to happen before it happened, the way he was able to dodge fire before it occurred. Astonished, yes - and disturbed.

Unease settled into Obi-Wan's bones, joining his disappointment and the anger he had tried to eliminate from his heart. To have a Padawan so gifted who was capable of being so wrong - it was his gift to be able to teach him. It was his burden as well.

Jedi Quest: The School of Fear

Obi-wan is staggered by Anakin's grasp of the Force

"Teleq wants us to run into the meadow," Obi-Wan murmured to Anakin. "He wants us to race from one Wren to another. So we won't."

They didn't need too. They would use the Force.

Obi-Wan and Anakin reached out and gathered it around them. A fellow Jedi was in danger. That made their connection to the Force even stronger, made their ability to gather it more urgent.

Obi-Wan felt the power of Anakin's grasp of the Force. As always, it staggered him.

Jedi Quest: The Trial of the Jedi

Anakin being cited as the most gifted Jedi Padawan in the History of the Jedi Order (25,000+ years)

Not in living memory-not even among the oldest Jedi Masters-could they remember a Padawan who was as gifted as Anakin Skywalker. He could have advanced through his temple training in half the time it had taken him. From the beginning, he had been far beyond his classmates in his lightsaber skills and force mastery.

Jedi Quest: Way of the Apprentice

Anakin stated to be the most powerful Jedi of his generation and perhaps any generation. The fastest, the strongest and an unbeatable pilot.

This is Anakin Skywalker. The most powerful Jedi of his generation. Perhaps of any generation. The fastest. The strongest. An unbeatable pilot. An unstoppable warrior. On the ground, in the air or sea or space, there is no one even close. He has not just power, not just skill, but dash: that rare, invaluable combination of boldness and grace. He is the best there is at what he does. The best there has ever been. And he knows it

Star War Revenge of the Sith Novel

Dooku suggest that Anakin Skywalker is potentially more powerful than him.

Still, though, Dooku had some reservations. This had all come about too quickly; had Sidious thought through all the implications of this operation? "But I must ask, my Master: is Skywalker truly the man we want?" "He is powerful. Potentially more powerful than even myself."

Revenge of the Sith Novel

Novel version of Anakin beating and pretty dominating Dooku during the fight after tapping into his rage/full strength and potential due to Dooku's taunts and Sidious persuasion. Whole fight

Skywalker was all over him. The shining blue lightsaber whirled and spat and every overhand chop crashed against Dooku's defense with the unstoppable power of a meteor strike; the Sith Lord spent lavishly of his reserve of the Force merely to meet these attacks without being cut in half, and Skywalker— Skywalker was getting stronger. Each parry cost Dooku more power than he'd used to throw Kenobi across the room; each block aged him a decade. He decided he'd best revise his strategy once again. He no longer even tried to strike back. Force exhaustion began to close down his perceptions, drawing his consciousness back down to his physical form, trapping him within his own skull until he could barely even feel the contours of the room around him; he dimly sensed stairs at his back, stairs that led up to the entrance balcony. He retreated up them, using the higher ground for leverage, but Skywalker just kept on coming, tirelessly ferocious. That blue blade was everywhere, flashing and whirling faster and faster until Dooku saw the room through an electric haze and now Kenobi was back in the picture: with a shout of the Force, he shot like a torpedo up the stairs behind Skywalker, and Dooku decided that under these rather extreme circumstances, it was at least arguably permissible for a gentleman to cheat. "Guards!" he said to the pair of super battle droids that still stood at attention to either side of the entrance. "Open fire!" Instantly the two droids sprang forward and lifted their hands. Energy hammered out from the heavy blasters built into their arms; Skywalker whirled and his blade batted every blast back at the droids, whose mirror-polished carapace armor deflected the bolts again. Galvened particle beams screeched through the room in blinding ricochets.

Now, as for Skywalker— Which was as far as Dooku got, because by the time his attention returned to the younger Jedi, his vision was rather completely obstructed by the sole of a boot approaching his face with something resembling terminal velocity. The impact was a blast of white fire, and there was a second impact against his back that was the balcony rail, and then the room turned upside down and he fell toward the ceiling, but not really, of course: it only felt that way because he had flipped over the rail and he was falling headfirst toward the floor, and neither his arms nor his legs were paying any attention to what he was trying to make them do. The Force seemed to be busy elsewhere, and really, the whole process was entirely mortifying. He was barely able to summon a last surge of dark power before what would have been a disabling impact. The Force cradled him, cushioning his fall and setting him on his feet. He dusted himself off and fixed a supercilious gaze on Skywalker, who now stood upon the balcony looking down at him— and Dooku couldn't hold the stare; he found this reversal of their original positions oddly unsettling. There was something troublingly appropriate about it. Seeing Skywalker standing where Dooku himself had stood only moments ago... it was as though he was trying to remember a dream he'd never actually had... He pushed this aside, drawing once more upon the certain knowledge of his personal invincibility to open a channel to the Force. Power flowed into him, and the weight of his years dropped away. He lifted his blade, and beckoned. Skywalker leapt from the balcony.

Even as the boy hurtled downward, Dooku felt a new twist in the currents of the Force between them, and he finally understood. He understood how Skywalker was getting stronger. Why he no longer spoke. How he had become a machine of battle. He understood why Sidious had been so interested in him for so long. Skywalker was a natural. There was a thermonuclear furnace where his heart should be, and it was burning through the firewalls of his Jedi training. He held the Force in the clench of a white-hot fist. He was half Sith already, and he didn't even know it. This boy had the gift of fury. And even now, he was holding himself back; even now, as he landed at Dooku's flank and rained blows upon the Sith Lord's defenses, even as he drove Dooku backward step after step, Dooku could feel how Skywalker kept his fury banked behind walls of will: walls that were hardened by some uncontrollable dread. Dread, Dooku surmised, of himself. Of what might happen if he should ever allow that furnace he used for a heart to go supercritical. Dooku slipped aside from an overhand chop and sprang backward. "I sense great fear in you. You are consumed by it. Hero With No Fear, indeed. You're a fraud, Skywalker. You are nothing but a posturing child."

He pointed his lightsaber at the young Jedi like an accusing finger. "Aren't you a little old to be afraid of the dark?" Skywalker leapt for him again, and this time Dooku met the boy's charge easily. They stood nearly toe-to-toe, blades flashing faster than the eye could see, but Skywalker had lost his edge: a simple taunt was all that had been required to shift the focus of his attention from winning the fight to controlling his own emotions. The angrier he got, the more afraid he became, and the fear fed his anger in turn; like the proverbial Corellian multipede, now that he had started thinking about what he was doing, he could no longer walk. Dooku allowed himself to relax; he felt that spirit of playfulness coming over him again as he and Skywalker spun 'round each other in their lethal dance. Whatever fun was to be had, he should enjoy while he could. Then Sidious, for some reason, decided to intervene. "Don't fear what you're feeling, Anakin, use it!" he barked in Palpatine's voice. "Call upon your fury. Focus it, and he cannot stand against you. Rage is your weapon. Strike now! Strike! Kill him!" Dooku thought blankly, Kill me? He and Skywalker paused for one single, final instant, blades locked together, staring at each other past a sizzling cross of scarlet against blue, and in that instant Dooku found himself wondering in bewildered astonishment if Sidious had suddenly lost his mind. Didn't he understand the advice he'd just given? Whose side was he on, anyway? And through the cross of their blades he saw in Skywalker's eyes the promise of hell, and he felt a sickening presentiment that he already knew the answer to that question. Treachery is the way of the Sith.

This is the death of Count Dooku: A starburst of clarity blossoms within Anakin Skywalker's mind, when he says to himself Oh. I get it, now and discovers that the fear within his heart can be a weapon, too. It is that simple, and that complex. And it is final. Dooku is dead already. The rest is mere detail. The play is still on; the comedy of lightsabers flashes and snaps and hisses. Dooku and Skywalker, a one-time-only command performance, for an audience of one. Jedi and Sith and Sith and Jedi, spinning, whirling, crashing together, slashing and chopping, parrying, binding, slipping and whipping and ripping the air around them with snarls of power. And all for nothing, because a nuclear flame has consumed Anakin Skywalker's Jedi restraint, and fear becomes fury without effort, and fury is a blade that makes his lightsaber into a toy. The play goes on, but the suspense is over. It has become mere pantomime, as intricate and as meaningless as the space-time curves that guide galactic clusters through a measureless cosmos. Dooku's decades of combat experience are irrelevant. His mastery of swordplay is useless. His vast wealth, his political influence, impeccable breeding, immaculate manners, exquisite taste—the pursuits and points of pride to which he has devoted so much of his time and attention over the long, long years of his life—are now chains hung upon his spirit, bending his neck before the ax.

Even his knowledge of the Force has become a joke. It is this knowledge that shows him his death, makes him handle it, turn it this way and that in his mind, examine it in detail like a black gemstone so cold it burns. Dooku's elegant farce has degenerated into bathetic melodrama, and not one shed tear will mark the passing of its hero. But for Anakin, in the fight there is only terror, and rage. Only he stands between death and the two men he loves best in all the world, and he can no longer afford to hold anything back. That imaginary dead-star dragon tries its best to freeze away his strength, to whisper him that Dooku has beaten him before, that Dooku has all the power of the darkness, to remind him how Dooku took his hand, how Dooku could strike down even Obi-Wan himself seemingly without effort and now Anakin is all alone and he will never be a match for any Lord of the Sith— But Palpatine's words rage is your weapon have given Anakin permission to unseal the shielding around his furnace heart, and all his fears and all his doubts shrivel in its flame. When Count Dooku flies at him, blade flashing, Watto's fist cracks out from Anakin's childhood to knock the Sith Lord tumbling back. When with all the power that the dark side can draw from throughout the universe, Dooku hurls a jagged fragment of the durasteel table, Shmi Skywalker's gentle murmur I knew you would come for me, Anakin smashes it aside. His head has been filled with the smoke from his smothered heart for far too long; it has been the thunder that darkens his mind. On Aargonar, on Jabiim, in the Tusken camp on Tatooine, that smoke had clouded his mind, had blinded him and left him flailing in the dark, a mindless machine of slaughter; but here now, within this ship, this microscopic cell of life in the infinite sterile desert of space, his firewalls have opened so that the terror and the rage are out there, in the fight instead of in his head, and Anakin's mind is clear as a crystal bell. In that pristine clarity, there is only one thing he must do.

Decide. So he does. He decides to win. He decides that Dooku should lose the same hand he took. Decision is reality, here: his blade moves simultaneously with his will and blue fire vaporizes black Corellian nanosilk and disintegrates flesh and shears bone, and away falls a Sith Lord's lightsaber hand, trailing smoke that tastes of charred meat and burned hair. The hand falls with a bar of scarlet blaze still extending from its spastic death grip, and Anakin's heart sings for the fall of that red blade. He reaches out and the Force catches it for him. And then Anakin takes Dooku's other hand as well. Dooku crumples to his knees, face blank, mouth slack, and his weapon whirs through the air to the victor's hand, and Anakin finds his vision of the future happening before his eyes: two blades at Count Dooku's throat. But here, now, the truth belies the dream. Both lightsabers are in his hands, and the one in his hand of flesh flares with the synthetic bloodshine of a Sith blade.

Dooku, cringing, shrinking with dread, still finds some hope in his heart that he is wrong, that Palpatine has not betrayed him, that this has all been proceeding according to plan— Until he hears "Good, Anakin! Good! I knew you could do it!" and registers this is Palpatine's voice and feels within the darkest depths of all he is the approach of the words that are to come next. "Kill him," Palpatine says. "Kill him now." In Skywalker's eyes he sees only flames. "Chancellor, please!" he gasps, desperate and helpless, his aristocratic demeanor invisible, his courage only a bitter memory. He is reduced to begging for his life, as so many of his victims have. "Please, you promised me immunity! We had a deal! Help me!" And his begging gains him a share of mercy equal to that which he has dispensed. "A deal only if you released me," Palpatine replies, cold as intergalactic space. "Not if you used me as bait to kill my friends." And he knows, then, that all has indeed been going according to plan. Sidious's plan, not his own. This had been a Jedi trap indeed, but Jedi were not the quarry.

They were the bait. "Anakin," Palpatine says quietly. "Finish him." Years of Jedi training make Anakin hesitate; he looks down upon Dooku and sees not a Lord of the Sith but a beaten, broken, cringing old man. "I shouldn't—" But when Palpatine barks, "Do it! Now!" Anakin realizes that this isn't actually an order. That it is, in fact, nothing more than what he's been waiting for his whole life. Permission. And Dooku— As he looks up into the eyes of Anakin Skywalker for the final time, Count Dooku knows that he has been deceived not just today, but for many, many years. That he has never been the true apprentice. That he has never been the heir to the power of the Sith. He has been only a tool. His whole life—all his victories, all his struggles, all his heritage, all his principles and his sacrifices, everything he's done, everything he owns, everything he's been, all his dreams and grand vision for the future Empire and the Army of Sith—have been only a pathetic sham, because all of them, all of him, add up only to this. He has existed only for this. This. To be the victim of Anakin Skywalker's first cold-blooded murder. First but not, he knows, the last. Then the blades crossed at his throat uncross like scissors. Snip. And all of him becomes nothing at all.

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Anakin ripping apart Spider droids with his cybernetic hand.

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#18 Posted by YousufKhan1212 (2263 posts) - - Show Bio

Didn't Anakin practise Ataru to compensate for Djem So's lack of mobility to a certain extent by adding it's acrobatic footwork to his fighting style?

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#20 Posted by SirFizzWhizz (37749 posts) - - Show Bio

Didn't Anakin practise Ataru to compensate for Djem So's lack of mobility to a certain extent by adding it's acrobatic footwork to his fighting style?

He taught Ahsoka this hybrid form.

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#21 Posted by YousufKhan1212 (2263 posts) - - Show Bio
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#22 Posted by STELIOS23 (378 posts) - - Show Bio

good stuff m8

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#24 Posted by Sirfizwhiz (1412 posts) - - Show Bio

Some feats added.

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#26 Posted by ElSebbe (322 posts) - - Show Bio

@sirfizwhiz:

Terrific thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8f3-QPBxUA&t=12s (2:59)

6 Lightwhips are required to stun Anakin.

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#27 Posted by ThunderPrince (6968 posts) - - Show Bio

Amazing respect thread.

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#28 Posted by KillBilly (1763 posts) - - Show Bio

Just thought I'd leave this here in case you were still updating the thread.

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