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Vader vs Anakin - Who is more powerful?

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Vader vs Anakin - Who is more powerful?

Beniboybling's Avatar

05.12.2014 , 04:04 PM | #1
I was just reading a thread on Comic Vine a little while back where several folks argued that Anakin Skywalker was more powerful than Vader, needless to say I wasn't convinced, but at the same time it seems plausible...

So I thought I'd get some opinions, in terms of Force Ability did Anakin become more powerful as Vader, or weaker? And what about lightsaber ability, what are our opinions on who would win in a fight?

Slowpokeking's Avatar

05.12.2014 , 05:38 PM | #2
Force technique-Vader
Mobility and Agility-Anakin
Lightsaber skill-Not sure, Vader was more experienced but still, his mobility affected him.

Wolfninjajedi's Avatar

05.12.2014 , 05:44 PM | #3
Not like it really matters now, because new material could very well put Vader being better...but /shrug.

TK= Anakin, he has moved much larger things and the like than Vader. Vader's best TK feat is collapsing a cathderal, which is nice but not something that would be out of range for Anakin. Vader however is more controlled over his TK, while Anakin can have issues due to his emotions(Example: Duel with Obi-Wan)

Durability= Vader...duh.

Speed= Anakin.

Strength= They are comparable, Vader in theory should be stronger but I haven't seen any feats that makes it so.

Saber Skill= Hmm...actually not sure....though I think Anakin should be better, especially if he is in full control he should also be able to beat Vader too.
"There is one lesson you've yet to learn. How to become one with the Force!"
―Cin Drallig to Darth Vader

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Girdeux's Avatar

05.12.2014 , 07:38 PM | #4
Lightsaber abilitiy - Anakin. Lucas commented on this in one of the behind the scenes that the OT characters were bad with a lightsaber. Obi-wan was old, Vader was a cripple and Luke was trained by an old man thus wasnt very good

ZahirS's Avatar

05.12.2014 , 07:40 PM | #5
Anakin, Vader might mind "contrict him" but Anakin from the Clone Wars was able to subdue the Son without much effort, so yes Anakin does win.

Vader has durability, easily countered by tactics in lightsaber combat.

Vader realies on anger and passion, Anakin too but his young age is key advantage.

Vader is half machinery, Anakin destroys droids and assemble them could easily pick up a bad wire and blow him up.

tunewalker's Avatar

05.12.2014 , 07:44 PM | #6
Anakin has more raw power.... every one knows this.

Vader has more skill and control.

Strength I would give Vader (vader changed his style because he found he had more leverage on people and could put more power behind his blows thanks to the cybernetics making him taller and stronger)

Endurance Vader

Skill with a blade Vader, Anakin was pure Form V, Vader was a hybridized form drawing from all saber forms. A Form Luke would adopt.

Power in the Force Anakin, Skill with the Force Vader.

Mentality Vader.

All-in-all Vader.

Aximand's Avatar

05.12.2014 , 08:29 PM | #7
Vader is, essentially, Anakin with a mad-on, so they're basically equal in my eyes.
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ZahirS's Avatar

05.12.2014 , 08:43 PM | #8
Just to add:

Youth always prevails.

tunewalker's Avatar

05.12.2014 , 08:49 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by ZahirS View Post
Just to add:

Youth always prevails.
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Wolfninjajedi's Avatar

05.12.2014 , 09:04 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by tunewalker View Post
To be fair, Anakin did give Dooku pause
"There is one lesson you've yet to learn. How to become one with the Force!"
―Cin Drallig to Darth Vader

Maucs the Tauntaun King, former SWG player.