6 Standout Duels from the Star Wars Universe

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The Star Wars franchise is known for its epic duels between Jedi and Sith, as well as other memorable characters. Here are some standout duels from the Star Wars universe.

Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope)

This was the first lightsaber duel to be featured in a Star Wars film, and it set the standard for all the duels that followed. Obi-Wan Kenobi sacrifices himself to allow Luke Skywalker and his friends to escape, leaving Darth Vader as the victor.

Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader (Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back)

This is the most famous lightsaber duel in Star Wars history. Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader face off on the planet of Bespin, with Vader revealing to Luke that he is his father. The duel is intense and emotional, and ends with Luke losing his hand and Vader offering him a place by his side.

Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Maul (Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace)

This duel features three of the most skilled combatants in the Star Wars universe. The fight takes place on Naboo and ends with Darth Maul killing Qui-Gon Jinn before being defeated by Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Mace Windu vs. Darth Sidious (Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith)

This duel features two of the most powerful Force users in the galaxy. Mace Windu confronts Darth Sidious in his office, where they engage in a fierce battle that ultimately leads to Mace Windu’s defeat.

Rey vs. Kylo Ren (Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens)

This is the first lightsaber duel featuring new characters in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Rey and Kylo Ren face off in a snowy forest on the planet of Starkiller Base. The duel is emotional and intense, with Rey ultimately emerging victorious.

Luke Skywalker vs. Kylo Ren (Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi)

This is a memorable duel that takes place on the planet of Crait. Luke Skywalker confronts Kylo Ren, distracting him long enough for the Resistance to escape. The twist ending, where it is revealed that Luke was not actually present on Crait, makes this duel even more memorable.

The Star Wars franchise is known for its epic and memorable duels between various characters. Each duel is unique in its own way and adds to the overall mythology of the Star Wars universe.

Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope)

Yes, the same duo are making it onto this list twice. When Obi-Wan came to face with Darth Vader at long lost in his titular show for the climactic finale, it dug into both men’s trauma following Order 66, as well as each other’s grief at losing each other. While it resulted in neither one’s death, it arguably holds more weight than any other duels on this list.


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