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Aryn Leener, Force Mastery based analysis

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Aryn Leener, Force Mastery based analysis

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S_W_LeGenD
12.05.2013 , 02:49 PM | #1
DISCLAIMER: This thread represents an analysis of command of the Force of a Jedi Knight on the basis of existing canon information. Possibility of an error of judgment on my part in this analysis is unintended and such a matter can be discussed in this thread in gentlemen fashion. And this is NOT a versus topic like Sidious versus (enter name here). Thank you for reading.

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Force Mastery based analysis:

NOTE: Major spoilers from canon sources.

Quick facts:-

Affiliation: Jedi Order
Rank: Jedi Knight
Jedi Master: Ven Zallow
Status: Disowned by the Jedi High Council (or) resigned

CONTROL abilities (currently known):-

"Control is internal. It is the Jedi's ability to recognize the Force in himself and to use it to his benefit." (Jedi Master Bodo Baas)

Force speed:-

Leener could use the Force to augment her movements to remarkable levels.

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Leener had extraordinary reflexes; she could augment her senses to such a level and react so fast that a millisecond expanded like a minute to her, giving her ample to time to perform an action (in a millisecond). In this phase, to human eyes, she seemed like a blur of motion, existing simultaneously in multiple places. Though speed burst of this magnitude was a taxing feat for Leener, she could still pull it off for a reasonable duration, enough to make difference.

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Others:-

Leener jumped from a balcony of the building she was staying in (on Aldeeran), 100 meters high, landing safely on the ground by using the Force to slow down the speed of her descent:

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Q: 100 meters high?

Yes:

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SENSE abilities (currently known):-

"…Sense involves the next step, in which the Jedi recognizes the force in the universe outside herself." (Jedi Master Bodo Baas)

Force empathy:-

Leener was a master of a talent known as Force empathy. Her extraordinary senses were a product of her proficiency in this talent.

Leener was able to sense disturbances in the Force from lightyear distances:

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NOTE: Leener felt a disturbance in the Force when the Sacking of Coruscant began.

Leener could augment her senses to planetary-scale, being able to sense emotions of billions, thanks to her proficiency in empathic abilities:

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Leener could perceive her surroundings with great clarity irrespective of complexity:

Example 1:

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Example 2:

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In case of example 2, Leener found her way out from the maze of the works, finding T7 in the process:

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SENSE & CONTROL:-

Telepathic abilities (currently known):-

Leener developed a powerful bond with her Jedi Master, thanks to her empathic abilities. She was able to feel the same magnitude of pain that her Master felt when he was struck down in a duel on Coruscant from lightyear distance:

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Aryn figured out through her telepathic abilities that a Sith killed her master:

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Most complex feat? (CONTROL, SENSE & ALTER):-

Leener had lot more in her; on the atmosphere of Coruscant, Leener sky-dived from 50 km height (above planetary surface) to the roof of one of the buildings without any parachute. She approached terminal velocity speed during the dive but began to slow down her descent with her power in the Force, even aiding one of her companions in the process in similar way. Simultaneously, she was using the Force to shield herself and her companion for safety measures during this great descent. Upon approaching the ground (roof of a building), she momentarily almost halted herself and her companion mid-air, before ensuring a safe landing. Leener did not suffered any notable injury from the stresses of this entire ordeal. Leener's sharp senses would also come in to play in this feat since she guided herself and her companion towards a roof of the building during the great descent.

Here is entire revelation:

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Offensive capabilities (ALTER):-

"Alter is the third and most difficult area to master, for it involves the student's ability to modify the Force and redistribute its energies." (Jedi Master Bodo Baas)

Telekinetic abilities:-

Leener could unleash powerful blasts of power in the form of waves which could shatter structures and overwhelm other Force-users:

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Leener could also disarm her opponents with her telekinetic abilities:

1. Leener disarmed Eleena Daru, a firearms specialist:

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2. Leener disarmed a Force-user, a Sith adept:

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3. Leener, even managed to telekinetically wrestle-away the control of a Saber Throw attack from a powerful Sith Lord, Darth Malgus, duplicating his capability in this respect:

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Leener could hurl large objects like missiles towards her targets, several at a time as well:

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Force deflection:-

Leener was proficient in the aspects of Force deflection, using this ability to deflect flying debris and even blasts of power from other Force-users with a gesture, if aimed towards her, in an attempt to defend herself.

1. Deflecting a blast of power from another Force-user (a Sith adept):

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2. Deflecting flying debris:

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S_W_LeGenD
12.05.2013 , 02:50 PM | #2
Raw power:-

Leener, once, used her power to slow down the descent of a fast moving dragonfly-class Imperial drop ship from within the aircraft, cushioning the landing process:

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During a duel with Malgus, Leener prevented Force-augmented kick of Malgus from overwhelming her, instead she caught his leg and threw him 20 m away from her*:

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*Malgus has never experienced this kind of moment from any opponent. His Force-augmented kicks are overwhelming otherwise:

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Dueling prowess:-

Leener demonstrated proficiency at deflecting overwhelming blaster-fire. She could swing her blade so fast that it would be a blur of motion, forming a cocoon of green light around her, deflecting enemy fire from all directions.

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CONTROL, SENSE & ALTER aspects:-

In combat situations, Leener used the Force to augment her physical capabilities such as strength and speed to extreme levels. She was also proficient in the aspects of "art of movement," and acrobatic duelist. As hinted earlier, Leener had extraordinary reflexes and senses, which in turn sharpened her precognitive abilities. She was also proficient in the use of Saberstaff in the context of Jedi dueling arts.

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Leener was also proficient at dissipating dark powers unleashed on her such as Sith lightning with her blade(s)*:

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If Leener would get overwhelmed by a potent blast of power unleashed on her, pushed in to an object or something, she could use the Force to protect herself from possibility of injuries from resultant impact:

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CONCLUSION: Leener proved with her actions that she wasn't anything less then a (powerful) master swordsman.

Leener was an overwhelming presence even in the battlefield:

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Some important details regarding Leener's dueling preferences are not known at the moment. It is also likely that the current information does not reveals the full extent of the capabilities of this character.

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* Darth Malgus eventually subdued Leener with his overwhelming powers, but this does not takes away from the fact that Leener gave such a powerful Sith Lord tough time during combat, thanks to her own extraordinary capabilities.
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Aurbere
12.05.2013 , 03:01 PM | #3
I've suggested her competence before, but nobody believed me.
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12.05.2013 , 03:05 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Aurbere View Post
I've suggested her competence before, but nobody believed me.
This thread may change the situation, hopefully.

TOR era have lot of powerhouses but shortage of information prevents detailed analysis of powerhouses of this era.
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12.05.2013 , 03:15 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by S_W_LeGenD View Post
This thread may change the situation, hopefully.

TOR era have lot of powerhouses but shortage of information prevents detailed analysis of powerhouses of this era.
Indeed. Just one thing.

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Raw power:-

Leener was powerful enough to turn the tide of battles during conflicts:

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I do not think this quote suggests what you think. In a certain context, it more suggests that she led Republic forces to victory over the Empire. I'm not sure one could say that she turned the tide of battle, only that she fought the Empire there.
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S_W_LeGenD
12.05.2013 , 03:41 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Aurbere View Post
Indeed. Just one thing.



I do not think this quote suggests what you think. In a certain context, it more suggests that she led Republic forces to victory over the Empire. I'm not sure one could say that she turned the tide of battle, only that she fought the Empire there.
Noted.

Well, maybe she was a big player in battles like Satele Shan? No?
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12.05.2013 , 03:43 PM | #7
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Noted.

Well, maybe she was a big player in battles like Satele Shan? No?
Probably.
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S_W_LeGenD
12.05.2013 , 03:46 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Aurbere View Post
Probably.
Where do you think I should place this quote? Conclusion part?
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12.05.2013 , 03:49 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by S_W_LeGenD View Post
Where do you think I should place this quote? Conclusion part?
Not sure. It's more of a battlefield experience/leadership quote. I suppose you could edit your comment to say something like "Skilled on the battlefield" or something.
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S_W_LeGenD
12.05.2013 , 04:05 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Aurbere View Post
Not sure. It's more of a battlefield experience/leadership quote. I suppose you could edit your comment to say something like "Skilled on the battlefield" or something.
This is a possibility.

Leener could be a tactician but she can also be an overwhelming presence in the battlefield on the basis of her powers and combat prowess. In majority of her confrontations, Leener have used her powers and combat prowess to subdue her opponents. This is how the novel seems to present her.

That quote is in relevance to how Aryn felt about the Empire's actions on Coruscant. She wanted to fight the Sith again after the fall of her master. She had beaten the Imperials before and she felt that she could make difference again. The quote or nearby information doesn't credits her as being tactician though.

But I will give this more thought.
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