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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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Euphrosyne
03.22.2013 , 01:55 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Slowpokeking View Post
Why? Since it worked on the hand, how come it would not work on all those devices?
Not what I was saying. We don't know it would have worked against the rest of Vader's suit because we don't know if the rest of Vader's suit relied on similar stuff. So although it could have worked, we can't count it for sure as a valid weapon in Obi-Wan's arsenal, because it could also not have worked.
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Yugwen
03.24.2013 , 02:27 AM | #12
No see, his mistake was in not reversing the polarity of the neutron flow.....wait, wrong franchise.

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Doctoglethorpe
03.24.2013 , 04:18 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Slowpokeking View Post
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.

No, it only works once for some ridiculous reasoning that the opponent learns to expect it, in whatever form it comes whether its making the palm open or swinging a leg backwards. Because Fantasy, don't worry about it or it won't make sense.

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Chim-Lou
03.25.2013 , 07:42 AM | #14
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.
He clearly only did that because he knew Luke wouldn't leave him behind. So the only way to make Luke get away in time was to get himself killed, just like Rogue Leader did during the Death Star attack. Would Luke not have shown up at the time he did, things might have turned out differently.
The question remains, if Obi-Wan had that skill and could have killed Vader, why didn't he kill him and then let the Stormtroopers shoot him down afterwards? I'm sure the person who just killed Darth Vader would have been the focus for everyone in sight.
After all, killing Vader and the Emperor seems to have been the most important thing to him and Yoda for 20 year.

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Wolfninjajedi
03.25.2013 , 08:23 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Chim-Lou View Post
He clearly only did that because he knew Luke wouldn't leave him behind. So the only way to make Luke get away in time was to get himself killed, just like Rogue Leader did during the Death Star attack. Would Luke not have shown up at the time he did, things might have turned out differently.
The question remains, if Obi-Wan had that skill and could have killed Vader, why didn't he kill him and then let the Stormtroopers shoot him down afterwards? I'm sure the person who just killed Darth Vader would have been the focus for everyone in sight.
After all, killing Vader and the Emperor seems to have been the most important thing to him and Yoda for 20 year.
He couldn't have killed Vader.
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Spetulhu
03.25.2013 , 11:50 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Chim-Lou View Post
He clearly only did that because he knew Luke wouldn't leave him behind.
So he did it in order to give Luke some motivation too, maybe? I can't really fathom why perfectly healthy people would throw their lives away in suicide bombings or similar acts, but some people do. And it makes sense to them. Obi-Wan did the line about "becoming stronger than Vader could ever imagine" before letting the killing blow through, maybe he was looking for his death to become one with the Force all along? He knew he's be able to advise Luke later.

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Slowpokeking
03.25.2013 , 12:51 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Doctoglethorpe View Post
No, it only works once for some ridiculous reasoning that the opponent learns to expect it, in whatever form it comes whether its making the palm open or swinging a leg backwards. Because Fantasy, don't worry about it or it won't make sense.
Well it's easy to figure out.

To EP III Anakin, all it could do it let his hand release the lightsaber, once he's aware of it, he would use his other hand, or both hand, or switch quickly when Obi Wan use this skill.

But Vader could not do such thing since he's mostly machine.

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Slowpokeking
03.25.2013 , 12:52 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Wolfninjajedi View Post
He couldn't have killed Vader.
With this skill he could have easily done so.

And he could teach this skill to Luke since it would be very efficient against Vader.

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Wolfninjajedi
03.25.2013 , 12:57 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Slowpokeking View Post
With this skill he could have easily done so.

And he could teach this skill to Luke since it would be very efficient against Vader.
No he really couldn't have, he was getting weak...besides its not like Vader wouldn't be able to resist it anyway.
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Slowpokeking
03.25.2013 , 01:27 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Wolfninjajedi View Post
No he really couldn't have, he was getting weak...besides its not like Vader wouldn't be able to resist it anyway.
How would Vader resist it? He could not control most of the devices in his body, even couldn't control his breath.