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Something against dual-wielding in the movies?

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Something against dual-wielding in the movies?

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ErikModi
01.31.2012 , 04:46 PM | #41
Quote: Originally Posted by BrandonSM View Post
Like Maul's Double-Bladed Lightsabers. After that we got famous EU characters like Kun and Shan.
Actually, Exar Kun predated Darth Maul. Kevin J. Anderson even talked once about after seeing TPM, and fan asked him if he was mad that George Lucas stole his idea. KJA replied that, first of all, George couldn't "steal" the idea, because KJA had essentially sold it to him along with the story. Second, KJA was just flattered that Lucas liked it enough to include it in a movie.
Jedi vs. Sith, Page 97, column 2, paragraph 4, line 1:

Prior to the Battle of Ruusan, the Jedi used crystals from many different sources, and ignited lightsabers in every known hue, including purple, orange, and gold.

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Quixoticish
01.31.2012 , 04:59 PM | #42
Quote: Originally Posted by zumbledum View Post
and well samurai basically dont dual wield , no one does outside of fiction books movies and games, it kinda doesnt work.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niten_Ichi-ry%C5%AB

And something not samurai related but just as interesting:

http://storm.alert.sk/swordsmanship/hutton/case.html

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ShadoeWrayth
01.31.2012 , 05:37 PM | #43
I also read somewhere that originally (early 80's) Lucas's intent was that it wasn't electricity that made a blade, it was "The Force" that powered it, hence only Jedi used them...

The reason why no Jedi/Sith could dual wield, therefore, according to him, was that no Jedi/Sith was so powerful that they could wield two blades... it would take too much strength in the force... Of course, originally, Darth Vader was his actual name, and not a title; and he was only just a dark Jedi... Not "The Chosen One"...

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ErikModi
01.31.2012 , 06:04 PM | #44
Quote: Originally Posted by ShadoeWrayth View Post
I also read somewhere that originally (early 80's) Lucas's intent was that it wasn't electricity that made a blade, it was "The Force" that powered it, hence only Jedi used them...
Oh, so that WASN'T Han who switched on Luke's lightsaber in ESB?
Jedi vs. Sith, Page 97, column 2, paragraph 4, line 1:

Prior to the Battle of Ruusan, the Jedi used crystals from many different sources, and ignited lightsabers in every known hue, including purple, orange, and gold.

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ShadoeWrayth
01.31.2012 , 06:27 PM | #45
Quote: Originally Posted by ErikModi View Post
Oh, so that WASN'T Han who switched on Luke's lightsaber in ESB?
1. This is Lucas lol, he changes stuff and makes glaring mistakes constantly.
2. That was what he said after New Hope, before Empire...

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Sabster
01.31.2012 , 07:53 PM | #46
Quote: Originally Posted by CelticMutt View Post
Exar Kun predates Darth Maul by a good 5 - 6 years.
5-6 years? I think you missed by over 3900 years...

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Sabster
01.31.2012 , 07:55 PM | #47
Quote: Originally Posted by ShadoeWrayth View Post
I also read somewhere that originally (early 80's) Lucas's intent was that it wasn't electricity that made a blade, it was "The Force" that powered it, hence only Jedi used them...
That's not what he said - he said only the force empowers their crystals - so thus Sith will always use red (the crystal becomes evil); and good guys will use Green or Blue (the crystal becomes good).

That changed when games started to put some 'believablity' into it - and of course, when he signed Sam Jackson - he made it official with Mace Windu ...

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ShadoeWrayth
01.31.2012 , 08:23 PM | #48
Quote: Originally Posted by Sabster View Post
That's not what he said - he said only the force empowers their crystals - so thus Sith will always use red (the crystal becomes evil); and good guys will use Green or Blue (the crystal becomes good).

That changed when games started to put some 'believablity' into it - and of course, when he signed Sam Jackson - he made it official with Mace Windu ...
Unfortunately, the quote I am looking for is buried underneath the mountains of SW fanpages and games and whatnots... trying to find a specific interview with him in 1979/1980 area is near impossible...

He may have changed his viewpoint on things several times, this is the problem with trying to reason anything out in SW though... Originally, Darth Vader was the guy's name, not his title; and originally, he DID betray and kill Luke's father... of course, originally, Obi-Wan was trained by Yoda, pretty much directly next to Luke's Father... and Anakin spent a great deal of time on Tatooine, and knew the Lars family VERY well, so much that Owen hated Obi-Wan for convincing Anakin to run off to the wars...

How much of that was in the very first movie, but by the time the second movie arrived, had been trashed? Lucas changes his mind faster than anyone I know, and amazingly he has severe problem keeping to his own canon throughout 6 movies (heck from one movie to the next)... Whereas, hundreds of authors writing EU stuff have managed to keep things pretty straight between each other... It's actually pretty sad...

Either way, going off what current canon says? Dual Wielding is something only done by practicers of the Nimen form (which is a mix between Shien and Ataru)... Since there weren't too many people who studied that form (of which Anakin is not, he studied Shien almost entirely) you would not see many of them running around in the movies...