Since I have already given a historical overview of Revan in the first thread of this series, I thought I would dedicate this thread to clearing up those nasty little misconceptions surrounding him. I am so going to get flamed for this, but who cares? Let's get to it.
Mastered both sides of the Force? No. What we have here is people jumping to conclusions. Revan did not master either side of the Force. He did not master any abilities. He did not master any Lightsaber Forms. He was a proficient user in many various abilities, but not a master. Revan could not comprehend how to master either side of the Force, because he could not master himself.
Tactical Genius? No. Another misconception. Revan was not a tactical genius. During the Mandalorian Wars, he used the Mandalorian tactics and superior Jedi numbers to gain victory. During the Jedi Civil War, he had Admiral Saul Karath and several other Republic officials that knew Republic tactics. Revan created tactics with Admiral Karath to counter everything the Republic would do against them. That does not make him a tactical genius. If it did, Thrawn would be a tactical god. Which he is, but a greater one going by that standard.
Used both sides of the Force simultaneously? Not only is that impossible by G-canon, but it is also impossible physically, mentally, and in the Force. And no, Revan is not a special case (an argument I heard recently... you know who you are). It is impossible to use both sides simultaneously, not just because of G-canon, but also because of the toll it would take on the body, mind and spirit. It's been tried before, with disastrous results. What we have here is Revan entering a brief moment of Oneness with the Force. A moment in which Revan was enveloped into the Force and unleashed its full power. But first time readers of that novel (what passes for a novel) will never know that because of the wording, in combination with a lack of knowledge in canon and the Force, casual readers will take it as they see it.
I'm sure I missed some, so any of you that actually know Revan can add to it. So going to get flamed for this.
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Ok, here we go again, argue with the most all-knowing of star wars ever...
1- Well, Revan was a jedi knight, who became a Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Revan, what to me means that he is a master of the dark side and it is stated that he's one of the most powerfull sith etc. After that he goes to the light side again and became a jedi MASTER (it is stated in the novel), which again, to me, means that he is a master of the light side. So, yes he mastered both sides of the force.
About the lightsaber fighting, it is stated that he was one of the best dualist of his time, wich was a time with a LOT of fighter both from dark and light sides and mandalorians, etc. So, even that we can't confirm that he mastered any lightsaber style, he probably did, and if he didn't, there is no difference, because he's still one of the bests.
2- He was a tactical genius as stated before, praised for a lot of fighters including mandalorians that are all about war. Just because you don't think he is and have no arguments to base this doesn't means he wasn't. You must remember that we don't know the majority of things made by Revan, actually, we know almost nothing about him and there could be situations that aren't shown to players that only canderous have seen.
3- Yes, he used both sides of the force. In the same time? No, not in the same instant but he could, for example, heal his wounds with force heal (light side) and after that kill someone with force lightning or force storm (dark side). This is use both sides of the force.
Also, he isn't the only one to do that. Kyle Katarn could do that too and so luke skywalker. Although they didn't like to use dark side powers fearing to fall to dark side.
Oh, and **** G-canon, **** what George Lucas says, he doesn't even cares for what he says and the repercussion that it would have.
Revan is who you want him/her to be. You'd have to be completely stupid to take anything outside of KOTOR (about any of the characters) seriously/canon.
This is so true. The novel and the game screwed with Revan character.