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Why does Obi-Wan seem more powerful?

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Why does Obi-Wan seem more powerful?

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05.23.2012 , 01:16 AM | #61
The nerdspeak about lighsaber styles in this thread hits the point of the problem that the OP speaks to... We hear that Anakin is powerful, but we rarely see it. He only wins a duel against Dooku, who might be great but looks about 70 years old. Supposedly in one of the books or comics or whatever they talk about him going to the Jedi Academy right after the scene where he turns and pwning a ton of Jedi including some serious masters. But the average viewer doesn't read that crap. Even the average Star Wars fan doesn't get into the expanded universe. They don't know about lightsaber forms. They saw Anakin sucker punch Mace Windu's arm off, kill a bunch of children and then fight Obi-Wan to a stalemate before getting chopped to bits. Not the almighty Sith Lord he was in A New Hope. Of course, in the beginning of Episode 3, Obi-Wan tells Palpatine that Sith Lords are their specialty, only this particular Sith Lord chopped both their arms off last time they fought. So it could just be bad writing.

I think Vader says it best in A New Hope. "When I left you, I was but the learner. Now I am the master." Anakin was always arrogant. Obi-Wan was less flashy but more experienced and got the job done. He was certainly no slouch.