If you have not seen Episode 3, and would not like to spoil it for yourself, please do not read this thread.
Otherwise, I was thinking earlier about who was a better "Blade".
I used to think that Yoda was the baddest of the bad, and to some extent that is true, he whooped Dooku like nobodies business, and he took on Palpatine for quite a while.
But then I realized that Mace Windu not only killed the greatest Bounty Hunter in the Galaxy, but he held his own against the most powerfull Sith Warrior of the age (well, at that time, I would say).
Had Anakin not been there, Palpatine would have been as good as dead.
Yoda fought Palpatine, but Palpatine pretty much won that battle.
What are your thoughts? who was better in the art of Lightsaber Combat?
24th July 2006
Windu made his own lightsaber form (Vaapad) and was a very skilled fighter. Yoda's small size allowed for extraordinary speed and maneuverability in combat giving him an immense advantage. It would be pretty even if it happened, which it wouldn't because they're both Jedi.
15th September 2004
Yeah. It's hard to decide really. I would say they would be equal myself. Now, if they fought each other, I think Yoda would have a slight advantage because of his size (which makes him a hard target to hit, especially since he's speedy and maneuverable like Gorbeh said). Overall, though, I would say that they were the same.
Star wars jockey
18th November 2004
Well it would have to be Windu unfortunatly. Windu defeated Jango, Grievous and Palpatine in combat. Jango was the best bounty hunter of the galaxy at the time, Grievous was the most successful invader of the Empire until the Rebellion and then the Yuuzhan Vong, and finally Palpatine had a higher force count then any other jedi or sith in SW history with Anakin only about a thousand behind I believe. He of course spent his whole career in the field as shown in various novels practicing the saber arts. While Yoda, yes he bested Dooku. Yoda spent his life studying the force and how to control it not the use of a saber, so Windu has the uperhand of training and practice while Yoda is just naturally talented.
furryrodian;3447923Well it would have to be Windu unfortunatly.
..Why per se is that unfortunate?
Star wars jockey
18th November 2004
Because he is only better because he is a famous actor who could pretty much get whatever he wants because he is Samuel L. Jackson. Not because he was supposed to be one way or the other. He was supposed to have a green saber origionally.
Serious business brigade
4th September 2004
But it's hard to say, I think Yoda is more of a thinker, and thus more “skilled” at wielding the force in it’s more physical forms, manipulating objects, force lightning, sensing. I think Windu is by no means a stupid guy, he relies more on his lightsaber and thus his body, but even then the force grants him supernatural senses and strength. If it came down to a “gloves come off” match between the two, I think Yoda would prevail, the force itself is more powerful than the force “enhancing” the speed and strength of a mere human being. However, if force powers were completely taken away, naturally Windu would win, he doesn’t need the force to wield his weapon effectively, and Yoda does.
furryrodian;3451901Because he is only better because he is a famous actor who could pretty much get whatever he wants because he is Samuel L. Jackson. Not because he was supposed to be one way or the other. He was supposed to have a green saber origionally.
Typical, think inside the movies, not outside.
I still think Windu was a better "swordsman", but Yoda was more powerfull with the Force.
Personally i would like to think just what the movies and SW universe tell us. Yoda would be better in strategy and know-how since he is esentially the wisest of all the other Jedi Council members. Windu on the other hand is the most powerful in strength and sheer presence thus granting him substantial advantages in overpowering his oppenents as was seen in his confrontation with Palpatine and Jango Fett. Therefore, the victor would most likely depend on the circumstances surrounding the encounter as well as the environment in some sense.