Errors on both sides
by Darth Danno
on 2012-07-04, 07:57:12
Watched “The Phantom Menace” on Spike at Dad's last night and got to thinking that the duel could have had a different outcome if any of the trio had used their heads.
LIGHT SIDE ADVANTAGE:
Q: Obi-Wan was separated from Qui-Gon when the last energy gate closed, forcing the Jedi Master to take on Darth Maul alone.
A: Why not just use Force speed to zip through those gates and re-join his Master?
REASON: Obi-Wan thought he could move quickly enough to get to where he needed to be before the energy gates closed. Plus he didn’t want to zip through there only to end up on the wrong end of his Master's or the Sith's lightsaber, or not being able to stop in time and fall down that long shaft.
Q: Qui-Gon had to fight Darth Maul alone, leading to his untimely demise.
A: Why not just adopt a defensive stance, bide his time, and wait for the energy gate to open and for Obi-Wan to join him?
REASON: There was barely enough room for two people to fight in there, let alone three. Plus Qui-Gon knew that if he perished, he could guilt Obi-Wan into taking Anakin as his Padawan, and also guilt the Council into allowing it.
DARK SIDE ADVANTAGE:
Q: Maul bid his time, allowing Kenobi to mount an offensive, get his Master's saber, and sever him in two.
A: Why not just Force-push him loose or use some other Force power to get him to release his hold?
REASON: Maul's power was also his weakness. He felt Kenobi had absolutely no chance of survival going up against the likes of himself and wanted to savor the fear and anger he could feel welling up within his opponent. This also became Kenobi's strength which he used against the Sith.
Q: Obi-Wan used the Force to leap out of the shaft, grab Qi-Gon's saber, and slice Maul in half.
A: As Maul was Force-sensitive, couldn't he sense what Kenobi was going to do and get rid of Qui-Gon's saber before Obi-Wan could get it?
REASON: Maul had a brain fart which cost him dearly.
But DM is back in the Clone Wars, so all is right with the galaxy. Personally I think things would have turned out differently had Maul initially survived. Would love to see Anakin vs. Maul, but then again, Maul didn't fare too well against Yoda, got a Brisk Iced Tea vending machine dropped on him, so who knows.
50 days to go!
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