17th June 2002
Yoda would win, IMO. Whatever his species are obviously age more gracefully than humans. I mean, the gap between Ep2 and Ep4 isn't that large, and I've never seen a green alien run up a wall quite so fast ;). And as he's the first person I've seen to stop a lightning bolt with his hand, that may put Sideous at a disadvantage. And as for him not being a saber-user... it might not be his style to use a saber, since we've never seen him use one (though I'm holding out my hopes for Ep3), I'm sure he's perfectly capable of doing so, if a little out of touch.
Actually, when they meant balance, I think it means destroy all the Dark Siders. Why am I saying this? I believe the Dark Side is the one bringing the 'unbalance'. Yhe Dark Side made the lightsiders unable to see into the future and use the Force well. This, IMO, is caused by unbalance. So, the only way to bring back the balance is to destroy all the Dark Siders. Vader killed Palpatine, and in turn, died.
This has to be the definition, otherwise, Vader would have never brought balance even till EP6, because there are no Dark Siders to balance, in your definition.
And the EP2 Star Wars: Connections part on the VCD did say Vader DID bring balance to the Force, so, none of this another thousand years part holds.
All right, don't take this the wrong way, but I'm just not going to talk to you anymore. You don't really listen, and you instantly dismiss what other people are saying because it disagrees with your opinions. So like, I'm not trying to fight, I just want out of this discussion and you.
17th June 2002
WJTW may have a point... if Anakin was to bring balance to the force in some sort of forsight by joining the Dark side, he never would have rejoined the Light side and killed the last Sith... that would mean the premonition was wrong. And perhaps with the removal of the Dark forces in the galaxy, Vader dying wouldn't have made much difference - he'd accomplished his purpose, Dark side gone.