( I am going to try Vercingetorix712's tactic of introducing some reading music. This song is appropriate both in title and deeper meaning behind some of the lyrics)
|Sarah Kerrigan dueling Zeratul. Note his Psi blade, the Starcraft version of a light-saber.|
Science Fiction is full of fantastic superheroes, dangerous bad-assess, and terrifying monsters. While all of those are present in this battle, to that list we add one more archetype that defines both of these two characters: the Tragic Hero. Sarah Kerrigan was an assassin turned rebel leader who fought to overthrow a corrupt and murderous government while Anakin Skywalker sought to protect the legitimate government of the galaxy against a tyrannical usurper. Really these were just different perceptions of two similar conflicts, as one could argue very easily that the Old Republic was corrupt and its leadership (particularly soon-to-be-emperor Palpatine) murderous , while Mengsk turned out to be more tyrannical then the preceding government that he had viscously condemned to death.
Both heroes were ultimately corrupted; one by the desire to save the love of his life and another by the betrayal of the man who she looked up to. And once corrupted both went on to initiate horrible massacres, whether it be his own Jedi Order for Anakin or entire planets for Sarah. Both eventually came to value power above all else, though Anakin was stopped from achieving the position of emperor by Obi-Wan. Neither should be confused as a Sociopath however, and both hold some deep down regret over what they have become/ done.
|Anakin vs. his former master, Obi-Wan Kenobi|
Anakin and Sarah were both leaders who adhered to the rare policy of leading from the front, putting their lives on the line time and again. Both have powers capable of single handily warping the battlefield, and were known for their dueling prowess. A battle between the two will be ground shaking, and likely force ripping.
Why Pre-suit Vader?
|WHO. IS. DEADLIEST!|
The decision to include pre-suit Vader over the more iconic suited one is likely to be controversial, so I will take the time to address it. All evidence points to the fact that physically and force-wise, the Anakin that in I am using was at the very peak of his power, and that the deeds (both good and bad) that he was able to accomplish during the Clone War to Mustafar era far out-shined anything suited Vader was ever able accomplish . In short the Anakin that I am using would wipe the floor with Vader, and this opinion is shared by the Emperor and possibly even Anakin himself. Prior to Mustafar the Emperor was content with his apprentice, post he was conspiring to replace him after observing his limitations in disgust. Anakin himself was frustrated by his suit, and how it limited his vision and movement. He had to readjust his entire light-saber style which he so perfected(even Dooku conceded his mastery in that style prior to his death) , and rely on working with others to achieve his ultimate goal of overthrowing the emperor(the rare attempts that he made to do this personally ended in failure). This is in direct contrast to Pre-Mustafar Vader, who was actually planing on assassinating him after Mustafar and taking his position.
To put it into a historical persons comparison: Pre-Vader Skywalker would be Alexander the Great, a success in almost everything he does but with some notable fatal vices, while Vader would be his general Paremerion, cautious and competent but prone to mistakes.
Close Range: /25
Mid Range: /30
**Long range: /35
* Force vs. Psionic Powers(offensive only) : /60
*** Explosives: /25
* Allies Category :
*Primary Weapon: /15
*Secondary weapon: /10
*Allied Defense /10
Armor and Abilities:
Personal Defense /10
Agility and speed: /10
*Misc. Abilities and passive powers: /20
Training/ Experience/ Quality of enemies: /20
Martial Arts/fighting style: /20
*Weaknesses of Persona: / -20
* denotes new category
** denotes inclusion of unique ally for one side, or allied weaponry extended
*** denotes both of the above
Force vs. Psionic Powers(Offensive) : By far the most important category on this page, this will pit the deadly and flexible powers of the dark side of the force against the army destroying massacring powers of Kerrigan.
Explosives: Self Explanatory. This category will feature the explosives used in this matchup, both living and non.
Allies: Both Kerrigan and Anakin were battlefield commanders accustoming to leading others into battle, and both Sarah's Hydralisk Bodyguard and Anakin's 501st Legion Commando's will following their master's into this battle.
Primary Weapon and Secondary Weapon: In order to signify that this is Anakin vs. Sarah and not 501st legion vs. Zerg swarm, both sides will be limited to two weapons, a primary (rifle) and a secondary ( claws).
Allied Armor: The armor of the minions will be factored in as well.
Misc. Abilities and passive powers: This section contains powers and abilities that wont really be able to achieve kills, but will be influence the outcome nonetheless .
Weaknesses of Persona: Yes for the first time in the history of my matchups, there will be a category where the fighters are actually subtracted points. Both fighters had noticeable and exploitable personality traits that ultimately helped lead to their perspective downfalls. Will it happen here?
Out of all the Fictional match-ups I have done thus far this match excites me the most. I truly hope you will enjoy it!