Intergalactic feels. ever singl tim. L/ Ilife/ Pill/ i tuatara: No, this is a variation on a circle parry and a counter circle parry. Both are commonly taught i
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Intergalactic feels

ever singl tim

L/ Ilife/ Pill/ i
tuatara:
No, this is a variation on a circle parry and a counter circle parry.
Both are commonly taught in French and Italian style foil fencing.
A circle parry is when you amid your opponents blade by moving
your blade around theirs in a circle. A counter circle parry is circling
around your opponents circle that they cant get their blade past
to stab you.
When two fencera know each other well, this often
apperas. l becomes a game of chicken, it only ends when
Corleone is willing to risk leaving an opening that they Can launch
a different attack.
The foil version of this happens at least onee a practice on my
college fencing team. The only difference is that the blades are
horizontal rather than diagonal.
Bolded for sadness
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User avatar #5 - kanatana (04/22/2013) [+] (14 replies)
I would like to point out that every single lightsaber fight was choreographed by an Olympian-level fencing master.
#1 - sidathon (04/21/2013) [+] (1 reply)
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#4 - masterchiefawesome ONLINE (04/22/2013) [+] (22 replies)
YES BECAUSE THE ONE THING THAT WAS NEEDED IN THAT WHOLE PART WAS MORE SADNESS!!
YES BECAUSE THE ONE THING THAT WAS NEEDED IN THAT WHOLE PART WAS MORE SADNESS!!
#23 - Tenkan (04/22/2013) [+] (1 reply)
The prequel duels were awesome!

It made a lot more sense that the swinging be faster, considering these aren't normal swords, but lightsabers. Meaning, the strength of you swinging the saber doesn't matter, because even if you swing slow and lightly, you'll still cut through anything.

I'm glad they made the duels faster, because once your lightsaber touches your opponent you pretty much win.


And those who think otherwise and think the duels should have been slow like the original trilogy, image slightly related?
User avatar #18 - iwaspromisedcake (04/22/2013) [-]
I think this was one of the better duels, regardless.

If only they had developed the relationship between the two a little better in the other two films, this moment would have been heartbreaking.
User avatar #10 - Sabre (04/22/2013) [+] (5 replies)
"Ooh, look at me, I'm a foil fencer with no balls!"

Sabre is master race fencing weapon.
User avatar #27 to #10 - bronynexgen (04/22/2013) [-]
Gotta agree with anon.
#9 - Lycanz (04/22/2013) [+] (1 reply)
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#3 - anonymous (04/22/2013) [-]
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totally phantom menace
User avatar #14 - snowshark (04/22/2013) [-]
I'm calling BS.

The whole movement is flawed. For one, Anakin is holding his lightsabre upside down for a lot of his spin. This is an incredibly stupid thing to do as it brings the instant-cut lethal light weapon away from your enemy and towards your body. The entire movement is full of obvious openings and Obi-Wan could easily just lunge and hit Anakin when he does that.

Something similar is true of Obi-Wan.

The entire movement is entirely pointless and counter-productive to killing your opponent. What is more, the fight is devoid of tension as we know how it is going to end and devoid of emotional stakes as Anakin is a horrible character in the prequels (though he is portrayed as a much better character in the Clone Wars mini-series) and Obi-Wan was an idiot for not spotting it.

They are both also idiots for even using that move in the first place. Seriously, Obi-Wan is a Jedi Master and Anakin is supposed to be equally skilled but they both decide to do this massively flawed and counter-productive movement that is just indicative of the enormous flaws in all of the fight scenes in the prequels movies (namely that they're all flash and garbage with no substance to it, the kind of bollocks that the Transformers movies are derided for) as well as the fighting techniques of both the Jedi and the Sith as well as the weapon-choice of the Jedi and the Sith as well as the clear inconsistencies shown in the competence of the characters.

But to be honest, if I continue pointing out all the myriad problems with this fragment of a scene (it is shocking just how many faults can be drawn out from this one moment) then I will eventually descend into a systematic deconstruction of everything that is wrong with the Jedi Order in the prequels as well as the prequels themselves and we really do not have the time for it.

tl;dr? Too bad.
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