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5/27/2014

Versus Series: Quinlan Vos VS Anakin Skywalker

VERSUS SERIES 2

Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker
Versus
Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos

Welcome back my friend to the versus series! In this segment I will discuss who will win in a duel between these two epic jedi heroes: Anakin Skywalker and Quinlan Vos. First we will discuss their backgrounds to give you a basic understanding of the character.

Background
Quinlan Vos was a male Kiffar Jedi Master in the Jedi Order and a General in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars against the Confederacy of Independent Systems. He hailed from the planet Kiffu in the Inner Rim. With long, dreadlocked hair and a band of pale yellow across his upper face, Vos was gifted with psychometric powers which allowed him to "read memories" from inanimate objects through physical contact. Vos had an ongoing struggle with the dark side of the Force, particularly after he sustained recurrent amnesia after he overdosed on an illegal drug administered by an enemy shortly after the Battle of Naboo. The Sith Lords Darth Sidious and Darth Tyranus both showed an interest in him, and while Vos served Dooku for a while, he eventually redeemed himself and was readmitted into the Jedi Order. As the war continued, Vos served on numerous missions, including the hunt for the Hutt crime lord Ziro Desilijic Tiure. Throughout the war, Vos was openly disdainful to the clone troopers under his command, which lead to him being disliked by clones and hated by Sergeant Kal Skirata. Vos was on Kashyyyk as part of the battle there when Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, in reality the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, issued the order to clone troopers to kill their Jedi superiors. Despite serious injuries, Vos escaped as one of the few survivors of the Great Jedi Purge and settled on Kashyyyk with his lover, Khaleen Hentz, and raised a son named Korto Vos.

Anakin Skywalker was a Force-sensitive Human male who served the Galactic Republic as a Jedi Knight and later served the Galactic Empire as the Sith Lord Darth Vader. Born to the slave Shmi Skywalker in 41.9 BBY, Anakin was conceived by midi-chlorians, the symbiotic organisms that allowed individuals to touch the Force, and he and his mother were brought to the desert planet of Tatooine to be the slaves of Gardulla the Hutt. They soon ended up as the property of the Toydarian Watto, and Skywalker exhibited exceptional piloting skills and a reputation for being able to build and repair anything even at a young age. In 32 BBY, Skywalker encountered the Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn and Padmé Amidala, and he helped them secure the parts they needed for their starship by winning the Boonta Eve Classic podracing event—only to learn that he had also won his freedom in doing so. Reluctantly leaving his mother behind, Skywalker accompanied Jinn and his group to the Republic's capital of Coruscant and participated in the Battle of Naboo, helping to free Amidala's homeworld from the armies of the Trade Federation. While Jinn was killed during the battle, Jinn's student Obi-Wan Kenobi followed Jinn's wishes and took on Skywalker as his Padawan, and much of the Jedi Council believed that Skywalker was the Chosen One of Jedi prophecy: one who would bring balance to the Force by destroying the Sith Order. Skywalker and Kenobi had a number of adventures during the Padawan's decade of training to become a Jedi, but as the Separatist Crisis threatened to tear the Republic apart in 22 BBY, Skywalker was reunited Amidala when he was assigned to protect her from assassins. The two grew close during the course of the assignment, though they were caught up in the Battle of Geonosis and the beginning of the Clone Wars between the Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Losing an arm during the fighting, Skywalker received a cybernetic replacement, and he and Amidala were secretly married in the days after the battle despite the Jedi Code's restrictions on attachments. During the Clone Wars, which raged for the next three years, Skywalker was granted the rank of Jedi Knight and became known to the public as the "Hero with No Fear." Taking on the Togruta Ahsoka Tano as his apprentice, Skywalker fought alongside Kenobi and his fellow Jedi in scores of battles, and his friendship with Supreme Chancellor Palpatine deepened despite the Jedi Order's wariness of Palpatine's rapid acquisition of further powers during the Clone Wars. Throughout the Clone Wars, Skywalker's anger and sense of loss pushed him ever closer to the dark side of the Force, and his visions of Amidala dying in childbirth in 19 BBY made him desperate to find a way to save his wife. Palpatine, who was in fact the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, manipulated Skywalker into becoming his apprentice with the promise of saving Amidala, and Skywalker became the Sith Lord Darth Vader as Palpatine transformed the Republic into the Galactic Empire and decimated the Jedi Order.

Now that we have that out of the way, let's get to the challenge. We will start off by defining their physical capabilities.

Quinlan Vos was a Male Kiffar who was in his physical prime at the time I have decided for this battle. He was a very acrobatic individual, showed by his skill in Ataru. He has no major weakness due to his species, however, he has a very powerful strength due to his race: the power of psychonometry. This allowed him to see the origins of any object he could touch, which is useful for tracking. However I do not believe this would come into play with this battle as it gives him no benefits in combat. 

Anakin Skywalker was a 22 year old Human male. He was physically perfect in health except for his prosthetic right arm. This arm gave him super human strength, which helped him power through his opponents along with his skill in Djem-So. This also gives him a unique edge as he can lose this limb and continuie fighting as if nothing happened.

Edge goes to Anakin Skywalker due to his advantage through his prosthetic arm's ability.

Now we will cover their lightsaber combat skills:

Quinlan Vos was a lightsaber specialist to say the least. He had mastered the fourth form of lightsaber combat: Ataru along with his mastery of form five, Shien. His skill in these forms showed his skill with acrobatics, as both of these forms are very fluid and open. They don't give him many defensive capabilities against other sabers however. He had also been one of the few students to ever learn the variant of form VII: Vaapad. However, his skill in this was negligible as he never truly immersed himself in the form. However, he could not last for too long before becoming sloppy.

Anakin Skywalker  was known as one of the greatest duelists in the Jedi Order's history. He was an acclaimed master of Form V: Shien and Form V: Djem-So. His master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, had also taught him Form VI: Niman, Form III: Soresu, and Form IV: Ataru. Anakin used all of these forms together along with his mastery of Form V to become the greatest duelist in the order. However, he could not last for too long before becoming sloppy.

The Edge goes to Anakin Skywalker due to his mastery in his lightsaber combat skills. However this is a slight edge due to Quinlan Vos' unique skill in Vaapad, which would prove to be useful against the young Jedi Knight. 

Now to force abilities:

Quinlan Vos had a large arrangement of force abilities, as he had studied under Count Dooku for a long time as a dark jedi. He was proficient in telekinesis, slam, crush, and even force lightening. However, these all took a backseat to his lightsaber battling. He had a very acute weakness to the dark side, as Dooku threw him aside in the first few seconds of their battle.

Anakin Skywalker was known as the chosen one to the Jedi order due to his amazing skill in both the fields of the force and lightsaber training. He was a master of telekinesis and the force trust abilities. He was able to do amazing things with the force. However, after his fall to the dark side, he started to use force crush as his main ability.

Edge goes to neither opponent as both of them are very strong in their force abilities, but neither would be able to destroy the other due to each other's abilities.

The Armament is a tie, due to both of their lightsabers being made during the same era and are of very similar design, so I will skip to the verdict:

All though Anakin seems to destroy Quinlan in every categoy, this is still a close battle. Anakin is the batter lighhtsaber duelist, but Quinlan using Vaapad would be able to match the young ones ability and strength. Anakin would resort to his force abilities, which would give Vos a problem, but he would quickly find a way to attack skywalker once again with sabers locked in hand. However, Vos is completelty out preformed and beaten, thrown to the side, and stomped on by this fallen Jedi. 
I proclaim Jedi Knight turned Sith Apprentice Anakin Skywalker the victor!
I understand why a few of you would be confused as I said my next segment would be Mace Windu versus Exar Kun, but I saw that as too easy, so I chose too awesome dark Jedi from the Clone Wars. Until the next installment, I'm Jedi Master Ryan Vickers, May the Force Be With You!


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