Obi-Wan Kenobi’s final episode, Darth Vader silenced all those who believed he was less powerful then the Sith of the Old Republic. The beginning of Obi-Wan Kenobi These were about Obi Wan’s regrets and reluctance. He was truly broken by Order 66 and he didn’t want to be associated with the galaxy. He tried to finish his mission even though he was asked to rescue Leia. He also didn’t want Vader to be fighting in Part III. It was just a matter time. Star Wars Fans were able to witness some lightsaber action.
Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Vader Duel Shows That He’s more Powerful Than the Old Republic Sith
Part III ended with Obi-Wan and his former apprentice reuniting, as they crossed the blades for the first times in a decade. Although their duel was epic it was quite one-sided. Vader completely embarrassed his master. The fight proved Vader’s power, but the main purpose of the fight was to show how far Obi Wan had fallen. Part V was about proving Vaders absurd power with the Force, a lightsaber, and all that.
Part IV was a rescue mission for Fortress Inquisitorius. Leia was freed by Obi-Wan after some terrible discoveries. Reva however had A New Hope-style plot. Leia placed a tracker in her droid and she was able to track Obi Wan and Leia’s movements. Part V: Obi-Wan landed safely on Jabiim with Leia, but Reva was already preparing to attack the protorebel base.
Obi-Wan was merely stalling during the attack. He had to give them enough time to fix the hanger door problem and make a passage for their escape ship. Obi-Wan then took extreme measures after the initial attack and spoke with Reva through a barricaded entrance. Obi-Wan learned Reva was a youngling during Order 66. Obi-Wan learned the truth and offered to join Reva in order to eliminate Vader.
Reva was too smart for an alliance, because she hated ObiWan for creating Vader. But she was willing to make her move. The episode ended with Obi-Wan’s escape from Vader being a narrow one. Reva struck — it was a truly pitiful scene.
Vader never unleashed his power in the original trilogy. Rogue One‘s hallway scene has been amazing, and Kenobi’s Part III duel with Kenobi was brutal. But this was something else. Reva attempted to surprise Vader by using her attack but he was too strong. Vader sensed the blow coming and stopped Reva’s lightsaber from striking mid-strike using Force powers.
The fight was not over, though, and the two of them continued to fight. Reva tried to land a punch, but Vader managed to dodge or parry every single one of her attacks using the Force. Vader finally disarmed Reva and cut her lightsaber in half, giving one end to her. After a brief fight, Vader disarmed Reva and ran her through. The entire fight was trivial for Vader. He knew he was superior to Reva and teased her with the hope for revenge before finally killing her.
The duel between the dark siders highlighted several important facts. The fight showed that none of the Inquisitors is very powerful. Reva tried her best, but she couldn’t match Darth Vader. Their fight also proved that Vader’s Force abilities were equal to any Sith Lord in galactic space history.
It is not easy to repeatedly block lightsaber blows using the Force, especially since lightsaber duels happen faster than what is shown on screen. Reva, even though she was not super powerful, was also using the dark side. The fact that Vader was capable of humiliating Reva without drawing his weapon, shows just how powerful he really is.
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Why Darth Vader didn’t use his own lightsaber in the Reva Duel
Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 5: Reva faces Darth Vader. But why doesn’t he use his lightsaber to stop the Third Sister, the Dark Lord?
Darth Vader fails to light his lightsaber while he is dueling against Third Brother Reva in Obi Wan Kenobi – was he absent or has Anakin Skywalker a more serious reason? Obi Wan Kenobi “Part 5” is primarily set on Jabiim where the Path desperately attempts to evacuate before Darth Vader’s Empire arrives. Obi-Wan Kenobi, the former Third Sister who is now Grand Inquisitor, moves to keep Reva at bay. He soon realizes that Reva is a Jedi youngling waiting for a chance to exact revenge on Vader.
Reva is convinced by Kenobi (but not with total honesty), that Darth Vader will only be focused on him. Jabiim offers her best chance of striking. The former youngster catches Vader with his back turned after he expended great energy using Force to ground a starship. She draws her Inquisitor lightsaber, and swings. Anakin Skywalker wins the duel, which is no surprise. It is eve
n more remarkable that Reva is defeated by Vader in a lightsaber fight , without drawing his lightsaber. The Dark Lord strikes his opponent with Force strikes, turning Reva’s blade against him, but he doesn’t ignite any weapons.
Darth Vader would have used his lightsaber to end their fight against Reva much sooner and more decisively in the Dark Lords favor. So why didn’t? Vader is basically playing with Reva. Anakin Skywalker is not a very efficient or pragmatic duelist and is well-known for being a showman, even in his Star Wars original trilogy fights against Luke Skywalker. Vader is a cruel and envious predator who enjoys torturing Reva in order to feel more powerful. Darth Vader is more than just cruel, however.
He also wants to destroy Reva’s hope. The Third Sister, who survived Anakin’s Jedi massacre and spent many years infiltrating Empire for revenge, has now given up on his chance to do so. Vader defends his dominance by denying her an attack, without drawing his lightsaber. This proves how futile Reva’s ambitions were.
Vader may be trying to prove that the dark side has an effortless power over the bright side, even if this is only subconsciously. Anakin left the Jedi Order out of a misguided desire for power that the light side could not offer. So when he has the opportunity to fight a remnant from his old gang, he feels a burning desire to prove his point. Darth Vader does exactly that, showing how he can grab the greatest weapon of his opponent and use it against him rather than drawing his own. This tactic is designed to crush souls just as much as they crush bodies.
Even more poignantly, Vader’s nabbing Reva’s lightsaber in episode 5’s flashback sequence is a sinister twist of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Obi-Wan stole his blade as a younger sibling playing keep-away during a lightsaber training lesson in Coruscant. Kenobi wanted to teach his student patience and mindfulness in battle. Anakin instead learned how to be patient and mindful when one’s weapon is turned against him. Over a decade later, he is posing as Darth Vader and turning that feeling on enemies of the Empire Obi-Wan Kenobi.