Hey everybody! Welcome back to Who Would Win in a Fight: Star Wars Edition! I'm so excited you're joining me for Week #2 of the Quarterfinals.
All right, enough with the formalities--let's see who won last week's battle!
Quarterfinals Week #1 Results
With 67% of the vote last week, Rey triumphed over Ezra Bridger to advance to the WWWF: Star Wars Edition semifinals! She will now face off against the winner of the Week #3 quarterfinals. For now, though, let's jump into this week's battle: Darth Vader vs. Qui-Gon Jinn.
Arguably one of the most powerful and intimidating Sith Lords to ever live, Darth Vader has become not just a symbol of pop culture, but a symbol of the Empire's menacing appearance. Once a poor slave boy on Tatooine, Darth Vader, aka Anakin Skywalker, came under the tutelage of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. His great power soon became evident, and when the Jedi Council rebuffed him, Sheev Palpatine took the young man under his wing. Under Palpatine, Vader's strength in the Dark Side of the Force grew to stunning proportions. Of course, his fervor for Imperial causes is eventually overcome by love for his son, but Vader's skill whilst a Sith is undeniable. Take a look at a couple of his most famous fight scenes:
Introduced in The Phantom Menace, Qui-Gon Jinn was the master of one of the most famous Jedi of them all--Obi-Wan Kenobi. If this does not already speak volumes of his skill, Qui-Gon was a central figure in defending Naboo and Queen Amidala in the invasion of the Trade Federation. He helped free Anakin Skywalker from slavery; like it or not, then, he is directly responsible for the rise of Darth Vader. However, Master Qui-Gon's record of fighting Sith is not unknown. He fought Palpatine's apprentice Darth Maul on two separate occasions, and while his final battle with him was his last, Qui-Gon Jinn was certainly no featherweight. Check out a couple of his fight scenes:
Now that you've evaluated the characters, it's time to decide...who would win in a fight? Darth Vader? Or Qui-Gon Jinn? Vote below--and remember, you only have until Wednesday, November 22 to do so!
(left photo) "Darth Vader lost his shoulder" 2007, credit to Rusty Ryan via VisualHunt.com, used per permissions of Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License 2.0.
(right photo) Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn, credit to big-ashb via VisualHunt.com, used per permissions of Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0.
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