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Interesting skill of Obi Wan in the RotS novel

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Interesting skill of Obi Wan in the RotS novel

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Slowpokeking
03.21.2013 , 06:18 PM | #1
I recently read the novel of RotS again and found some interesting stuff.

During his duel against Anakin, Obi Wan as able to use the Force to reverse the polarity of the electrodrivers in Anakin's mechanical hand. Since he could do it against Anakin, then shouldn't he use this skill against Vader later? Vader was more machine than man, if Obi Wan could affect the mechanical device in Vader's suit, he could easily defeat Vader.

Just like the apprentice SI defeated Darth Skotia after messed up with his suit.

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Alec_Fortescue
03.21.2013 , 06:27 PM | #2
He still wanted Luke to leg it as quickly as possible.
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Doctoglethorpe
03.21.2013 , 11:44 PM | #3
The book also says he can only do it once before the opponent learns from the mistake and prepares for it.

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Slowpokeking
03.21.2013 , 11:51 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Doctoglethorpe View Post
The book also says he can only do it once before the opponent learns from the mistake and prepares for it.
It said one that wouldn't work twice, but it was against EP III Anakin, who only has a machine hand. What could Vader do? Those devices on his body aren't like his hand, he could not control most of them.

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Euphrosyne
03.22.2013 , 03:58 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Slowpokeking View Post
It said one that wouldn't work twice, but it was against EP III Anakin, who only has a machine hand. What could Vader do? Those devices on his body aren't like his hand, he could not control most of them.
That doesn't mean Obi-Wan could control them, either.
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Doctoglethorpe
03.22.2013 , 04:06 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Slowpokeking View Post
It said one that wouldn't work twice, but it was against EP III Anakin, who only has a machine hand. What could Vader do? Those devices on his body aren't like his hand, he could not control most of them.
He used it (and explained its one-time-only catch) in his fight with Grievous first, who's even more robotic then Vader.

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Spetulhu
03.22.2013 , 10:15 AM | #7
Obi-Wan didn't confront Vader with victory or even survival in mind, that's why. He was delaying Vader and all the troops that stopped to watch the show. And at the end when he's certain Luke can get out with the plans he lets Vader strike the killing blow. Watch the fight again if you don't remember - Obi-Wan raises his saber in a front-of-face salute so Vader gets to make a free swing at him.

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psandak
03.22.2013 , 10:44 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Spetulhu View Post
Obi-Wan didn't confront Vader with victory or even survival in mind, that's why. He was delaying Vader and all the troops that stopped to watch the show. And at the end when he's certain Luke can get out with the plans he lets Vader strike the killing blow. Watch the fight again if you don't remember - Obi-Wan raises his saber in a front-of-face salute so Vader gets to make a free swing at him.
This.

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Slowpokeking
03.22.2013 , 10:45 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Euphrosyne View Post
That doesn't mean Obi-Wan could control them, either.
Why? Since it worked on the hand, how come it would not work on all those devices?

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Slowpokeking
03.22.2013 , 01:36 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Doctoglethorpe View Post
He used it (and explained its one-time-only catch) in his fight with Grievous first, who's even more robotic then Vader.
Yes, and that line was mentioned in the fight against Anakin, so it's clear, it would only work on Anakin once since he only has a mechanical hand.