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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Anakin Skywalker vs. Sarah Kerrigan : Battle and Results

In the Separatist Compound, on Mustafar

      Sarah rushed through the halls, her pet zergling following briskly at her heels. The hunter-killers trailed many meters behind her but at the moment the Queen of Blades frankly did not give a damn if they would ever catch up. Kerrigan could sense someone else, exactly who she did not know, arriving on the station. Obviously anyone who set off her psychic sensor was quite powerful, and though Sarah longed for a chance to bathe in a worthy adversaries blood, she was also quite a realist and knew that she was separated from her brood in a hostile land on a covert mission. It would be ill-advised for her to engage in a potentially draining duel so far away from her forces. Shaking those thoughts aside, she turned the corner, coming into view of two tall, thin robot guards. One of them squeaked in alarm and rather oviously stated,

"Intruder! Open fire!"
The other one fired back
 "Roger! Roge-"

     The droid never completed his affirmation protocol, as a scrunching noise cut off his last words. The first droid attempted to open fire on the mottled green lady with a bad hair day, only to find that his gun would not fire. Before he had the chance to utter a single blemish, several 8 inch spikes collided with his body in numerous places, and the droid hit the floor with a loud thud. Satisfied Kerrigan let the 2nd robot drop to the floor, revealing a skull (for lack of a better word) that looked like it had sunken in on itself.

 The doors to the compound attempted to close themselves to lock her out; obviously they didn't know who they were dealing with. No one shut a door in Kerrigan's face. With a rather contemptuous look on her face she blasted the door off its hinges, flattening two more droids that were behind it. Flanked by her Hunter-Killers, she strode forth confidently into the compound.


      Anakin too could sense a powerful being on the planet, and though he could not discern the being's purpose, he could guess that it had something to do with the Separatist council, the thought of which pissed him off immensely, regardless of whether they sought the Council's death or lives. Anakin detested failure nearly as much as the men who he was hunting, and didn't plan on reporting to the emperor that he had merely found the Separatist council dead instead of doing it himself. Doing so would not allow Anakin to get close enough for the next part of his plan to come to fruition...

     But such thoughts were for the future; he had a mission to attend to now. Anakin his squad exited the spacecraft that had brought them here, making sure they were fully armed before doing so. They headed towards the Klegger Corp Mining facility, where the last of the council were being held.  Anakin hurried ahead of his squad, ever eager to show his men that he was just as always the front-line leader that they had so admired prior to his side switch, if any such doubts existed in their minds. Really he was doing it more for himself then his soldiers though, and did not bother to slow down to their pace.

 Pausing at the door, he ordered his sniper to scale the rooftop of the complex, as an aerial viewpoint could prove helpful later. Summoning the force to him he thrust his hands forward and a powerful blast bashed the door open. As he entered he was greeted with the din of a distant battle...

     A shrill cry burst through the air, and a second later a clawed, bony hand burst through the hard metal skeleton of a B2 super battle droid.  A second hand joined the first, and together they pushed in opposite directions, ripping the battle droid in half. A Droideka rolled next to its fallen comrade, its shields activating as it did so. A Hydralisk attempted to impale the Droideka on its spines, only to find that its projectiles deflecting effortlessly off the shielding. The Droideka unleashed its own payload on the unlucky Hydralisk, burning more holes its body then could be found in a certain type of cheese. After giving the world a bloodcurdling cry of pain the Hydralisk collapsed to the floor, giving its life up for the Swarm.  The Droideka had no time to capitalize on this victory as a psionic force seized it, levitated it up off the ground and crushed it into the ball form that it so often liked to assume. Only this time it would never be able to leave said form.

  Like a macabre dodge-ball player Sarah Kerrigan cast her new ball at the head of another B2, knocking it off.  Another B2 was tackled by her favorite pet Zergling, who drove its claws into the droid in a blindingly fast motion of movement. All that remained now of the security force were a couple of B-1s, which Sarah had come to consider so unworthy that she didn't bat an eye towards them as she advanced towards the frightened, huddling Separatist council members who had taken refuge in the back room . Nor did the two slain hydralisks once enter her mind, as she was the Queen of Blades and thus the only Zerg that actually mattered. Some of them had rifles fixed on her.

 Speaking over the noise outside (her Zerg were carving into the remaining B1s) she said in her clear commanding echo-like voice

" I seek one of you and only one of you. Will the Geonesian known as Poggle the Lesser step forward?" 

 Someone in the back: a Geonesian, but one that Kerrigan knew was not her objective, bellowed out
" You shall never have him you Zerg whore!" Apparently the C.I.S. had some inkling of who she was and the race that she commanded.

 The Geonesian attempted to fire his cannon-like gun at Kerrigan, only for a jam to echo through the air.

Giving her signature, creepy laugh that always sent chills to her opponent's bones, she said

"Fools! Did you really think that I wouldn't have disabled your rifles as soon as I entered the room? And now you shall pay the ultimate price for your insolence!"

    A frog-like council man, who Sarah knew as Nute Gunray, stepped forward and continued
"Please. We are sorry about the rudeness. Please take him in exchange for the rest of our lives."

 He pushed a Geonesian forward, obviously hoping that the Queen would take her prize and go. Sarah stared into her would-be captive’s eyes for a second, but only a second. Without further ado she thrust her wings forward, driving all six points home on the unfortunate insect and then a second later, ripping him in half and sending the two halves to the two opposite sides of the room. The Separatist Council cowered at such a grizzly display of power and her speech, now embedded with malice and anger, did nothing help to improve their morale.

  "I find you lack of faith in my intelligence and abilities insulting, Councilor-man" She flexed her wings in a rather menacing fashion. ”Perhaps I should show you what I do those that doubt my powers."

The frog-man frantically shook his head, and said

"Pl-please we will hand him over if you promise to leave us alive. It-it-it would be in your benefit for you to do sssso. Think about it, the Empire is strong and wouldn't it be better for you if it was distracted by an internal resistance movement? We-we can do that for you. "

   On a certain level, the Queen of Blades was impressed by the Neimodian's use of the political card. On another level however, she was disgusted by this sniveling coward that lay before him. Deciding to play his game for a little while at least, she said

“You bring up a good point and I will spare all of you should you hand over the right Geonesian. Be careful, as I'll know whether you are lying or not. "

  For a couple of seconds the Separatist members just stood there, as if silently debating among themselves whether to actually go through with Nute's plan, as Poggle was a respected member of the council. They didn't have to make up their minds however, as the real Poggle steeped out from among the crowd, and spoke.

“I am the one you seek. I will accompany you in exchange for the lives of my fellow councilors." 

 Sarah felt a little respect for this man surge within her, and she nodded in a seeming agreement to this deal. She ordered two hydralisks, who had come in after finishing off the remnants of the security force, to secure the Geonesian. Once they had dragged him from the room, she made as if to go with him before pausing at the door.

“There is one more thing that you forgot to mention, Nute. I know of the state of your organization, and how the last formidable member of it died recently. None of you are anything without Grevious or Dooku, and even if I had never set foot on this compound you would have perished shortly from the Sith that has already landed on this planet. So you see, you are really all just dead weight, and if I keep you alive then I risk the Sith knowing about my acquisition.  There is really only one solution to this problem..."

A council member in the back who could sense what was about to happen shouted defiantly "You lying bitch!"

 Kerrigan laughed and quipped back

"That's Queen Bitch of the Universe to you. And I never said that I would spare you, I just made you think that I would. "
 One of the few positive tricks you taught me, Acturus she mentally added to herself. She had to put aside such thoughts in order to concentrate on her next attack. Summoning forth a mass amount of psionic energy, she then directed it onto her helpless prey in the corner. A giant cloud of light-blue psionic energy descended upon them, enveloping them in its mist. The sounds of electricity and the cries of the beings inside were joined by the smell of burning flesh.  The combined sounds and smells reminded Kerrigan of frying eggs, which was an appropriate comparison given what the storm was doing to its victim's brains. The cries began to die down and from the various Councillor's ears, eyes, noses, and mouths poured forth their most important organ, the brain, now liquefied by the spell. Within two seconds more, there was no more movement to be seen from the room and Kerrigan left with a smirk etched upon her face. It felt good to massacre an entire government.


"Sir!" His sniper said from his perch on the rooftop. ”There is an unidentified hovering object on the other end of the compound. It.... it does not look like anything I have ever seen sir." There was a pause in the transmission, and Anakin knew that he was adjusting his sights. ”The Ship almost looks like it is breathing sir."

    The Sniper's last words gave Anakin pause, as there were only two possible foes that used living ships. His rough voice spoke the words

“Describe it to me soldier. "

"It looks like a giant spiked balloon; with tentacles dangling from its side and a face that not even Bothan could love.”

Anakin snorted at this, but still couldn't decide whether it was a Far-Outsider, or that new race that the emperor had briefed him about. What did he refer to them as? Anakin was sure it was something that began with a Z-

“Sir that thing has caught sight of me and is fleeing. What are your orders?"
Anakin's answer reflected his tactical style.

"Shoot it."

"Yes sir!"


  The clone sniper aimed at one of the retreating overlord's helium filled sac, the plasma round entering one chamber and bursting out the other. The great creature gave a shrill psionic cry of pain that echoed throughout both the force and the swarm's hive mind. The overlord knew, through it semi-sentience, that it would be going nowhere now, and turned to face its assassin. It managed to fix its gaze upon the clone sniper, shortly before the clone shot a finishing round through the passive creature's skull. Unable to keep its self afloat now, it crashed into the lava below.

 The death of the overlord also dashed her hopes of leaving this place stealthily. Now she would have to call in the Leviathan to pick her up, and the Leviathan was anything but stealthy. Either that or she would have to get the giant beast to spawn more overlords, but that would be very time consuming...  Still...her minion's death hadn't been totally in vain, and through their hive mind connection the creature was able to supply not only the location of the sniper, but also great flanking spots and terrain benefits. As a lifetime tactician Sarah naturally jumped into such considerations, though admittedly the insufferable complaints of her captive were distracting her…

"Where are you taking me? Foolish girl, do you really think I would know of how to build the Death Star? My engineers designed it not me."

"Well then perhaps you could enlighten me to their locations, hmm? I would absolutely love to have a nice long conversation."

 The loud screech of laughter from Poggle nearly burst her eardrums, and caused her to stare daggers at the Genosian

“Why would I ever do that wrench?  You and your little faux empire will be crushed by the Dark Lord and his true empire!"

Now it was Kerrigan's turn for a bout of laughter
" I find it surprising that you would continue to support the man who had sent another to kill you. I did not expect to see such loyalty from the leader of an organization that was borne out of disloyalty."

 Poggle recoiled at this but nevertheless countered

" I would rather dive into lava then help you."

 Kerrigan, instead of launching off another of her threats, turned to her captive and smiled. Not a pleasant smile among friends, a deep, wide smile that chilled Poggle to the bone more than her threats ever could. Now with Poggle rendered speechless, Kerrigan put her hand on his face (which caused Poggle to recoil in disgust) and ominously threatened

"Ohh my tiny little captive, there are things that I could do to you that would destroy any thought of resistance in your tiny, skeletal head." As she said this her hand rubbed against Poggle’s arm, adding to the unnerving effect of her smile. ”Ever heard of infestation? Well you will be infinitely familiar with the term when I am finished with you."

 The effect of those words rendered him speechless and actually caused him to gasp for air? That is strange she though, my words have never done that any others before.  The Genosian's scaly hands reached for his neck in alarm and when the insect began levitating in the air, Sarah knew that something other than her words were affecting him. As Poggle held his hands in the begging position, she glanced around for the possible source of the problem, and saw a man on a landing platform several hundred meters away. She could not get a good view on his features. The man had his arm outstretched, and Kerrigan instinctively knew that he was behind her captive's current torment. That was not right in Kerrigan's opinion, and if anyone was going to torment him it would be her! She ordered two Hunter-Killers to open up on him, and her minions loyally did so. Dozens of spikes flew through the air, hurtling themselves towards the man on the platform, who took out a weapon literally made of light.  At that range the Hydralisk quills were inaccurate, and only a few of those  zoomed accurately towards their  target, but the ones that did he almost effortlessly cut in half with his sword while simultaneously continuing to choke Poggle.

 Pissed yet slightly impressed, Kerrigan retrieved her prized C-10 Mk. VI, which she strapped to the side of one of her Hunter-Killers earlier. She was looking forward to seeing if the probable Sith could deflect her hot lead....

 Anakin knew better then to try to deflect rounds from what was quite obviously a sniper rifle, so he decided to end this now. He had just come from the conference room, and knew that this was the last Councillor member (though he had been unable to figure out why he was spared). With a terrible squeeze he crushed the insect's neck, distracting the green woman and causing her to shriek with rage.  She fired her rifle, and Anakin was only just able to get out of the way. Her round blew off the top half of the pillar behind him, showering him with debris. Anakin smiled; nearly getting shot was completely worth finishing off the last of the Council, though he would have proffered to have killed Nute Gunray.

 He was also able to observe the Zerg (for that was who he had determined who they were) firsthand. With his confidence surging, Anakin felt that he would have no trouble mopping up those little bugs and the freakish lady that controlled them. Another threat to his empire would die this day.

 Anakin pinpointed the position of the Zerg to his sniper, who moved to switch positions to a tower adjacent to the action , then gathered up the rest of his squad, An excitement he had not felt since his duel with Count Dooku came over him; he was going to enjoy this fight.


 Kerrigan closely examined her former captive for signs of life, but could find none. Whatever the insect possessed for a windpipe had been crushed, along with the rest of his neck. Losing her cool, Kerrigan shrieked with rage and cast Poggle's body off the cliff. Her objective had failed, and now she was stuck on a volcanic plateau with no way home.

  Composing herself, she started to think of a strategy. The enemy was preparing to engage her forces, as she was able  to get a glimpse inside the man's mind before he turned away.  The volcanic rock below her was hot, but the actual lava was 100s of meters below. This planet was kind of like Char, so burrowing in such a terrain should come natural the Zerg. IF the enemy thought that she had moved further up the plateau then their agressive commander, Anakin was his name, would no doubt seek to follow her. Once they were in the right position her Zerg could un-burrow and slaughter them! A great plan, but Kerrigan knew that it was wise always to have a backup plan. Her quick mind was able to formulate on in mere moments, and with a little regret she ordered her prized pet zergling behind a nearby storage shed, where it morphed into a cocoon.   For her next act she began to cloak, and within moments the Queen of Blades had completely disappeared from sight...

  The Clone Sniper took position on top of a nearby tower, mining the staircase with a thermal detonator to prevent any unwelcome intruders from finding him. He  had brought three to the battle but General Anakin had made him turn the other two over to the rest of the squad. Not that he held that against him of course, as more likely than not the rest of the squad would need it more than him. Putting the bipod on his sniper and positioning it on the ledge, he peered down the scopes and saw...


There was not a single enemy in sight. Confused, he radioed in to his superior.

“Sir, things are strangely quiet up her, no sign of the enemy combatants."

"That's enough, CST-110!" 

 Anakin's force senses were far more reliable then the clone sniper's scope, which was just a simple enhancement of the eyes. Anakin could use the force as an additional sense, and through this power he saw a series of tiny, mostly covered up, holes. His instinct told him what lied within. Quietly reaching over to Commander Appo, his second in command and leader of the squad, he ordered the veteran commander to prime a thermal detonator charge.  Anakin then tossed into a nearby open hole, guiding it via the force to ensure that it went in. A high pitched hiss emanated from the hole, which was cut short by the detonator going off. Fire briefly erupted from the hole in a brilliant bonfire of light, and the hiss ended.

Sarah Kerrigan: 9 (1 specialist, 7 soldiers, 1 Leader)
Anakin Skywalker: 10 (1 specialist, 8 soldiers, 1 leader)

 Realizing that their ambush had been discovered, the remaining seven Hydralisks burst from the ground, surprising even Anakin with their speed. He didn't need to tell his men to get to cover, as they were already on their feet before he was, finding protection behind a series of large volcanic rocks. Well, most of them did...  Trooper ITE-115 (Anakin had forgotten what the man had chosen to call himself) lagged behind the rest, and no less than three Hydralisks were able to riddle him with spines, giving him the appearance of a human pincushion.  The sniper soon proved to be a boon to the rest of the squad,   pounding a plasma round into one of the Hunter-Killer's skulls and blowing off another's lower arm. . A barrage of quills sent him diving for cover, as the rest of the squad opened fire from their positions behind cover onto the Hydralisk Horde. To the clones dismay they found that their low powered rounds merely deflected off the carapace of the Hydralisks, and Clone CC-586 took a spine to the arm for his trouble.
Sarah Kerrigan: 8 (1 specialist, 6 soldiers, 1 Leader )
Anakin Skywalker: 9 ((1 specialist, 7 soldiers, 1 leader)
Meanwhile, roughly 6 meters behind and 10 meters above...

  The Sniper was having a tough time poking his head out from behind his concrete railing cover, and one spine had already glanced off his helmet, rattling the experienced soldier. Then he heard his fellow soldiers open fire, and hoped that the creatures’s focus was drawn to them. He broke from cover, aiming at the nearest Hydralisk, when something out of the corner of his eye distracted him....

 It looked like one of the freaks below, except this one was covered in green pus covered...cocoon? Its entire body was pulsating, and unbelievably one of its legs seems to be shrinking. The Sniper didn't know what exactly he was looking at, but whatever it was his training had taught him to assume it was bad. Deciding that the rest of the squad could handle the fight on their own for a second- especially since they had switched their power settings to high- he shifted his sights over to the cocoon, only to hear a loud crack from behind him.

 With lightning fast reflexes he spun around, rifle sights at his nose, intent on blowing apart-

 The rooftop was completely empty, devoid of any suspicious landmarks. The sniper continued to observe the rooftop for anything suspicious for a few more moments, eventually lowering his guard, and began to turn around to his previous task.

Something grabbed his rifle and slammed it into the sharpshooter's neck, knocking the air out of him. His training kicked in, he evaded the next rifle blow and giving a retaliatory blow against the face his clearly cloaked foe. Dropping his rifle, he reached for his holster to pull out his DC-17 pistol, but his foe was quicker, impaling him through the chest with what felt like three spears. As the Clone Sniper coughed up blood a form materialized in front of him; this was a women with green skin, piercing golden eyes, and mottled green skin. She smiled at him, leaned close and kissed his helmet, whispering

“Thanks for informing me about your little trap on the stairwell that was real kind of you".

The clone sniper was confused by this comment, but the pure amount of blood loss prevented him from thinking too hard into it. Slowly, painfully, the Queen of Blades removed her wings from the clone, who stood unsteadily by the edge. Winking one last time, she used her telekinesis to blast him off the roof, into the mayhem below.

 Anakin was irritated at the moment; The Emperor had attempted to communicate and warn him of great danger, which he clearly was already in! He had gleefully hung up in that annoying old man's face. Anakin nostalgically reflected back to several months prior, where he would have never done such a rude act to the man who he considered his best friend. Everything seemed so much brighter then....

 A loud thump pulled him out of such thoughts, and he was surprised to see that it was the body of his sniper, thrown from the tower.



  Anakin turned just in time to deflect emery charged round from Kerrigan's C-10. This was difficult even for a Jedi to do; among criminals, "slug-thrower’s” were known as a powerful anti-Jedi weapon. It did however persuade Kerrigan that she might get better results elsewhere, and she switched her weapon into full auto just as they spun around towards her. The C-10 roared into action, flinging out projectiles with the same speed as any other assault rifle. Once clone took three rounds to the chest, while another took a bullet to the knee. Before she could finish off this man she felt her prized weapon wrenched from her grasp. It landed in Anakin's outstretched hand, who swiftly sliced it in two while locking eyes with the Queen.

Sarah Kerrigan: 8 (1 specialist, 6 soldiers, 1 Leader )
Anakin Skywalker: 7 (6 soldiers, 1 leader)
Meanwhile the Hydralisks rushed forward in a move designed to pin the clone troopers to the wall, who they had presumed to be too distracted by the Queen to focus on them. They had underestimated Clone Training, and paid for it in bodies. A hail of high powered DC-15S blaster fire struck the lead Hydralisk, who was soon torn asunder by the mass of the barrage. Many more Hydralisk were hit, but Zerg Carapace and regeneration prevented them from dying. The still living Hydralisks forced the Clones into cover with another barrage of spines. 
  Fuming at the destruction of her prized relic (and one of the sole things that reminded her of who she once was) Kerrigan sent a green ball at Anakin. Sensing that it might be energy Anakin used his force protection to attempt to absorb it, only for the ball to pop right above him. Green liquid showered him and two nearby clones, covering him in sticky, heavy liquid. When he tried to move his arms up he found that the liquid inhibited their movement, weighing them down.  Anakin scowled and applied his lightsaber to his arms, burning off as much of the green coated liquid as he could, while his soldiers feebly tried to rub it off themselves. At that moment his force sense went haywire, screaming danger at him. The Chosen One looked up to see Kerrigan send another spell his way. A great cloud of yellow razor-like energy barbs surrounded him, and flew in a crazy eight pattern around the three unlucky men trapped inside. Anakin just managed to enshroud himself in the force, which seemed to briefly nullify the barbs deadly punctures. His men behind him weren't so lucky....

 Anakin gave a horse cry of pain; as he realized that the barbs were beginning to penetrate in places, so far non-vital but that could easily change. With the agility of a Jedi master Anakin jumped from the cloud, tossing a  primed thermal detonator at the shocked Kerrigan, whose own formidable reflexes allowed her to jump just as the explosive burned a whole in the balcony she had been standing on which caused  The energy cloud to die behind him. Anakin managed to safely land on the ground, whereupon he was then drenched in storm trooper parts. 
Sarah Kerrigan: 7 (1 specialist, 5 soldiers, 1 Leader)
Anakin Skywalker: 5 (4 soldiers, 1 leader)

  Sarah Kerrigan landed on her feet, pissed at how she had underestimated him. 
I won't make that same mistake again, Anakin she thought to herself. She ordered her Hydralisks to charge, hoping that the clone troopers would take the bait of having several exposed targets appear in their line of sight. Just like any other trained solider would, they did. The concentrated laser blasts tore through another Hydralisk, at which point the Queen of blades used her psionic telekinesis on the exposed DC-15S, to disable all of them. For once even these disciplined soldiers were stunned, and Kerrigan used this opportunity to summon forth a large amount of energy and send it at one of them who was too slow to dive for cover. The Psionic blast tore apart his body in such a destructive manner that it would take a committed Zergling ten minutes to achieve the same results. 

Smirking, she attempts to move in for the kill, only to be stopped by a gradually increasing choke-hold on her neck. Once again her opponent had his arms outstretched, and once again he was using force choke- only this time it was on her!  Intense pain registered in her brain, and it took all of Kerrigan's concentration not to give into the sensation.  Instead she put her entire focus on Anakin, the man who she hated most at the moment. 

  Anakin's head pounded in a way that it never had before. This wasn't like waking up after a night of drink, or the type of headache that allergies brought on, this was like having an artillery bombardment land around him, each blast rattling his head. Except this time there was no artillery bombardment, only an extremely pissed off bitch of a woman staring at him.  

 The pain brought upon his skull was excruciating, but it only caused him to tighten his grip, which in turn made the Queen's face turn blue. Her impressive Zerg biology was giving her some resistance to the choking prowess of the grip, but it did not afford her immunity. 

 The two powerful figures, both the two most powerful figures in their perspective factions, had each other locked in mutual stranglehold. It was unclear to either which one would emerge victorious. 

 Finally Anakin, who has blood vessels burst behind his eyes, and from bleeding from both that and his nose, Force pushed the Queen of Blades, slamming  her against a nearby wall. Not finished, he hurled his lightsaber at his stunned foe, impaling her in the stomach and causing her to grimace in pain. A gruesome smile came to his lips, but it was soon wiped off when a nearby Hydralisk came to the Queen's rescue, shooting a dozen spines at him which he only narrowly avoided by ducking behind a nearby rock. This turned out to be a mere illusion of safety however, and the rock was torn from the ground and hurled at him. It took Anakin’s entire force prowess not to get crushed, and he only narrowly managed to toss it aside, surprised to see that the still living Queen of blades was behind the Telekinetic assault. He attempted to recall his lightsaber from its perch inside the Queen's belly, only for the Queen to freeze it midair. 

 It was at that moment he realized how exposed he had let himself become. His main form of cover had been removed from the scene. He was devoid of a lightsaber, as it was currently locked in a tug of war with the Queen. The remaining three clone troopers were pinned down by a similar number of Hydralisks, attempting to defend themselves with their DC -17 pistols and failing miserably.  The remaining Hydralisk was rearing up to attack him! Anakin knew that his force protection would not be able to stop a barrage of projectiles, and without his lightsaber he couldn't be able to cut them down mid air. Desperate now, he reached out to the beast and attempted something he was not sure would work. ...

Roughly 100 yards away, behind a storage shed

  The cocoon was pulsating rapidly now, as the creature inside put the finishing touches on its transformation. Soon it would be ready to serve the Swarm, and when it emerged woe to those that stood in the Swarm's path.
Sarah Kerrigan: 6 (1 specialist, 4 soldiers, 1 Leader)
Anakin Skywalker: 4 (3 soldiers, 1 leader)

 Sarah Kerrigan felt triumph enter her heart. Once again she had taken advantage of an opponent's tactical error, and once again she was making him reap the penalties.  Outsmarting opponents was one of her two favorite hobbies other then massacring them, and soon she would have done both! The Hydralisk reared up and she stared into her opponent's eyes as her minion fired-

 She hissed in pain and surprise and relinquished her grasp on the lightsaber as three spines buried themselves into her side . The blade flew back to her owner, as she stopped the Hydralisk's next couple of spines and flung it back at the treasonous beast, piercing its jugular and chest. For good measure she then blew it apart with massive psionic blast, before quickly turning to her opponent and stopping him mid jump with a psionic bolt. Concentration was hard to maintain as her body worked to repair her previous injuries (it had already repaired the stomach impale) , and a faint roaring sound  sound was heard over the action. Anakin lifted his head towards it, and his eyes widened. After going into her opponent's mind and making sure that this was not part of a trap, she turned her head towards the commotion. 

   A sleek, slender aircraft of some sort appeared on the horizon, heading towards the landing pad. Though she did not recognize the craft or know who was in there, her opponent did. The word "Padme" echoed in his mind, and due to her mental connection, hers   too. A horrible, foul idea came into her head, and she gave Anakin her worst smile. 
 Anakin's heart stopped when he saw the Nabooan J-Type Star Skiff appear on the horizon. He knew the owner of that ship. "Padme" he thought. The thought that followed wasn’t his, and a foul laugh resounded throughout his brain.

"Thanks for telling me," it said to him. 

 Anakin turned and saw Kerrigan giving him a cruel smile, and struggled harder than ever to get free.
 On board the Skiff Padme felt a sense of dread come over her? She was both Happy to see Anakin and dreading the finding out the truth of her husband's role in the massacre of the young-lings. Her brow furrowed, as she saw that he was not alone. Clones and giant scaly creatures were engaged in a firefight on one side, and her husband was being held in the air by a bluish light emanating from a green-purplish woman. He was frantically trying to tear into her with his saber, but she was just managing to hold him back.

 As Padme flew closer the woman suddenly turned towards her and winked. Her controls spontaneously all shut down, and some force began levitating her ship higher and higher up in the air. Padme frantically tried to move her ship out of the woman's vice-like psionic grip, but to no avail . She was in full on Panic mode when an arm abruptly seized her by the neck and a gruff but familiar voice whispered to her

“We have to go. Now." 


 Sarah Kerrigan: 5 (1 specialist, 3 soldiers, 1 Leader)
Anakin Skywalker: 4 (3 soldiers, 1 leader)

 Moments later the ship was crushed, forcibly imploded in on itself. Pieces showered the far end of the field, and Anakin went limp overwhelmed at the death of the one that he had done everything for. Sensing that the fight in her opponent had died, she let him fall to the ground.  Every Jedi he killed, every victory he had won, every step he had took had been for her, and now she was gone. 

 Off in the distance her murderer laughed and said

“Pity, she was such a beautiful  little thing. You know I read her mind before smashing her ships to bits, and her thoughts were dominated not by you, but your deeds. "How could he kill all those young-lings? " and "Why did he turn on everything we used to hold dead?" .” Catching herself, she laughed and said" Sorry, I mean dear. Padme is the one who is dead. Probably would have died from a broken heart had she found out the truth to her thoughts.” 

 Anakin felt his anger rise to levels it never had since his mother's death. Higher even than that terrible incident, as he loved Padme even more then his mother.  The bitch continued 

"I think I'll leave you here, Anakin, among the ashes of your precious Padme.  I want you to live to regret trying to assassinate me. And I want you to always remember in your most private moments that it was you who killed the one who you loved most, through your arro-.""

 Anakin's head spun whipped around towards Sarah and for once she was rendered speechless by the sight.

His eyes had turned dark red, completely full of hate and rage. Hatred was etched onto every line on his face, and it seemed to have aged considerably in the mere moments since the death of Padme. Anakin's thoughts were blocked to her now, but she could still sense the desire for murder radiating off of him. He let out a loud, extremely hoarse scream which knocked everyone who was still alive on the battlefield; Clone Troopers and Hydralisks and even the Queen of Blades herself, off their feet. When he finally ceased he wasted no time in resuming the fight. 

 Summoning the force to him, he rushed towards the Queen of Blades, lightsaber thrust forward.  Sarah thrust her wings forward in an attempt to impale the Chosen One but Anakin evaded it with ease before slicing it off. An overhand slash by the lightsaber was only half dodged by Kerrigan; he still sliced off half of her left hand. Sarah's mental cries for help alerted the remaining Hydralisk's to her distress, and they broke off the firefight with the remaining clones. Seeing that their leader was charging, Anakin's remaining 501st commandos fell in line behind their leader, eager to put the hurt on that bitch and her freaks. 

  Anakin meanwhile had parried the other skeletal wing, and cut off two of the three blades of the wing.  As a followup he slammed her into a nearby rock with force push, a loud crack making it clear that the impact had broken something. Switching force applications he then pulled her into him, impaling her through the chest with his lightsaber. 

     This impalement alone would have killed any human who had the misfortune to suffer it; unfortunately for him Kerrigan was no longer human. Despite the agonizing pain she was feeling, Kerrigan used this opportunity to dig her 6 inch nails into his side and bite into his shoulder. Anakin was too pissed to register pain and pushed her off him, though not before slashing deep into her thigh for good measure. Anakin made to bum rush her again only to be stopped by one of her Hydralisk minions, who attempted to eviscerate the Sith Lord with its giant scythe-like claw. 

 Anakin effortlessly dodged the slash, before chopping the arm off and driving his lightsaber deep into the chest of the monster. Concluding that there is no such thing as overkill with the Zerg, Anakin then sliced its head in half for good measure. 

 Having taken care of that minor detail, Anakin pivots his body  over towards Kerrigan's position,  his superhuman reflexes just allowing him to block the volley of spines. The Queen of Blades had used her fallen Hydralisk to distract him long enough to summon the two remaining Hydralisks to her, and was using them to keep her livid foe back, where she wouldn't have to deal with the lightsaber while regenerating.

 Amazingly, the tactic was successful; as it took all of Anakin's phenomenal energy to deflect the bolts and he could spare none to force push or to move forward an inch. He could see that his most hated foe was in the process of regenerating a wing, having already repaired the chest stab, and his anger grew. His clones were useless as they were only armed with their pistols now and had to conserve ammo, having expended most of it in that firefight while Kerrigan and Anakin were dueling earlier. 

 Finally Darth Vader's rage and frustration built up to a breaking point, and he quickly force pulled the trooper    whose leg was shot by Kerrigan earlier up to the front, and positioned that man in front of him. Now with a human meat shield he once again bolted forward, hiding behind the trooper's bulky armor as the man's limbs went limp. He bashed into one of the Hydralisks with his trooper's body held in his left hand , before using his  right hand to ram his saber into its gut in the same manner a Roman legionnaire would  in eons past. To ensure that it was dead, he used force crush to destroy the brain. 

     Turning to the remaining two Zerg, his shield was struck by Kerrigan's psionic blast, which blasted it apart and burned deep into the Sith's chest. He growled in pain, and attempted to wipe the blood from his eyes. Kerrigan used this moment of distraction to impale him through the leg, and lifted him up while simultaneously using her psionic powers to pry the lightsaber out of his hands. . The end result was something sort of akin to a Sith piñata, as Anakin dangled upside down and the remaining Hydralisk stepped forward swinging back its scythe-like claws, clearly preparing to burst open this piñata. A hail of high powered blaster bolts forced him to abandon that plan, and as he turned to deal with the foolish clone interlopers a frustrated Kerrigan jammed her second wing forward, which still hadn't healed from earlier. As such only one claw broke through Anakin's stomach, miraculously missing any vital organs, instead of three. 

    Further enraged by the pain Anakin was ready to try something he had only seen before and never attempted. Stretching his human arm(i.e. non metallic)  forward,  he shot a deadly current of electricity towards both  Kerrigan and her Hydralisk. The deadliest force power of the Sith utterly charred the Hydralisk, and was so painful that it brought Kerrigan to her knees. Even her advanced Zerg Regeneration couldn't keep up with the full power of the dark side, and Anakin moved forward and lowered the voltage; he wanted this bitch to suffer.

    Sarah gave a psionic cry for help to her sole remaining hope....
 Sarah Kerrigan : 2 (1 specialist,  1 Leader )
Anakin Skywalker: 3 ( 2 soldiers, 1 leader)

 Anakin could tell that the remaining troopers (Commander Appo and Sergeant Spinner)   were pissed at the way that he had so callously used a comrade, but at the moment he didn't care. Anakin knew that they wouldn't dare attempt to shoot him in the back lest they share Sarah's gruesome fate. 

  The so-called Queen of Blades was currently on the ground writhing in pain from current after current circulating through her body. The lightning was so intense that it targeted her nerves, making them twitch sporadically and paralyzing her from attempting to defend herself. A cruel smile appeared on his lips, he was clearly enjoying himself. When he was done he was going to dunk her feet first in the lava, and such thoughts drove his mind to near ecstasy. So much so that his mind did not register any other sounds then the cries of pain of the woman in front of him , and it was his soldiers that  first heard the strange sound of something clicking behind . His soldiers turned, their eyes focusing on a strange green ball-like organism with a nasty mouth that was fast approaching. The trained soldiers took out their pistols, only to find them disabled; it seems that the Queen of Blades had managed to concentrate through the pain after all. Breaking protocol, they both screamed in unison


    Their frantic yells finally forced Anakin to turn away from the Queen, just in time for the Baneling to reach his two grunts. It exploded, showering the two clone trooper and to a much limited extent, Anakin, with green goo. Unlike the green goo from earlier this was acidic, and Anakin was forced to take his robe off before it burned through, revealing a very muscular chest earned through years of combat. His two troopers weren't so lucky, and the high pitched wails of men being eaten away by the acid carried through the air, as Anakin looked dispassionately on as the acid ate through the last of his squad- armor, flesh, bones and all.

 Realizing that he had laxed his attention on his primary foe he quickly turned around to her, half expecting a psi blast or a wing. He got neither and saw that she was gone, a hole in the ground being the only inkling as to where. Frustrated, Anakin screamed with rage again, though it did not help him any this time
Sarah Kerrigan: 1
Anakin Skywalker: 1

 Though he could no longer see her, he could sense her deep underground. She was getting more powerful by the second and Anakin knew that she was regenerating at an accelerated rate. Meanwhile he was focusing on healing his own wounds with limited success. He had healed the shard wounds from earlier as well as the blast marks, but had mixed success with the wing impale to the stomach and leg. They no longer bled nor did they hurt, but were not back to full potential. Force Healing never mixed particularly well with Dark Side users, whose drive was to kill, not save. As such he would have to pay a visit to a bacta tank later to get his limbs back to their full potential; in the meantime it would hurt like hell to jump. 

 After healing himself as well as his abilities would allow him to, he came up with a rather devious plan. Reaching out through the force, he gained control of two droid collectors carrying barges and loaded them up with lava. He knew it would be suicide to try to fight her in her own terrain, so he reasoned that he could make staying underground a less attractive option then fighting him above. At his command they poured the lava down the hole, and Anakin was satisfied to here a psionic cry of rage emanate from the tunnels. Moments later she burst up from the ground roughly twenty feet in front of him.

 Anakin laughed cruelly

 ”So this is how the mighty "Queen of Blades” fights? Hiding underground while the rest of her brood rushes in without a fear of their own safety." 

 Kerrigan was not one easily baited, and she replied

 "So says the one who uses her soldiers as a reluctant human shield. At least my brood would gladly serve and die under me; your clones follow the emperor, not you , and only marched under your banner because he allowed you to order them."

 That held enough truth to hurt, and he replied

 ”Talk is cheap, and your point is moot. Once I am done with you I WILL be the Emperor."

Kerrigan wasn’t expecting such an answer and was temporarily taken back. This was only a momentary issue and she countered

 "So you have finally given a reason to spare you, I would love to see the empire crumble under an incompetent ruler then be forced to destroy it myself."  

 At this Anakin attacked, using his force protection to block a psionic blast from Kerrigan. With his lightsaber in hand he closed the distance, eager to destroy her once and for all. Kerrigan dodged the first slash, but not the next hilt smash to the side of her face. She retaliated with a sweep to the legs, but Anakin jumped over it and brought his lightsaber down onto the tip of one of her wings, cutting off one half of it. Kerrigan hissed and kicked him back as he attempted to lob off the other half. 

 The battle raged on through the endless corridors of the complex. Anakin’s weapon was superior and his dueling skills impeccable, but his body was exhausted, neither force rage nor force lightning were meant to utilized as long as he used them. In addition he was fighting a multi headed Hydra. Kerrigan for the most part stayed on the defensive, every once in a while thrusting a wing forward. Her wings were usually cut into pieces when she attempted this but the Queen had accepted that as a fact of life, and was slowly trying to wear her opponent down through attrition, as her limbs re-grew back seconds later. Anakin was having none of it.

 Anakin stabbed towards Kerrigan's guts only to be stopped mid motion when Kerrigan used her wings to pin his lightsaber hand back when the blade was a mere inch away from its intended target, keeping him from advancing his blade. Angry Anakin force kicked her back, slamming her into the tower. Anakin force jumped forward, slicing deep into the Queen's shins and exposing the bone. An attempt to cut off the Queen's right arm failed when she grabbed his hand with her left, and then her right. Using both hands Anakin applied force enhanced pressure on her, attempting this time to drive the blade into her neck. 

 Sarah Kerrigan was strong, but the force was stronger still and Anakin was steadily gaining momentum. Desperate, Kerrigan's mind flashed back to a moment in the past, and she reached out and pulled the needed object closer. A spherical orb dropped next to the two, the Sniper's still primed thermal detonator! Forced to abandon the attack, both leaders used their force and psinoic speeds (for Anakin and Sarah respectively) to escape the blast, which blew a huge hole in the tower and caused it to collapse. 

  The Opportunistic Kerrigan used her Telekinesis to guide the falling building towards her adversary, who force pushed it away. Summoning up more hate from his exhausted body (rage will do that), Anakin shot a bolt of lightning at Kerrigan, who sent her own Psionic Storm towards Anakin. The deadly blue storm forced Anakin to abandon his lightning plan, and he only just escaped from that predicament. 

 Again Anakin rushed forward, and deflects Sarah's wing strike, cutting the offending limb  off. Reaching out with his metallic hand he grasped her by the throat and moved his lightsaber down, clearly going for a forced lobotomy. Sarah slashing into his stomach with her nails, nearly opening it up before twisting out of the arm's grasp. 

 Bringing his lightsaber to bear again he slashed deep into Sarah's upper leg, and attempted a downward stab. Kerrigan closes the distance and once again grabs the lightsaber hand.  Frustrated, Anakin attempted to kick her back but this time Sarah grabs his foot, and with a powerful overhand chop breaks the leg. The pain is too excruciating for Anakin to bear, and his grip on his lightsaber slacks. Sensing her opportunity Sarah drives her remaining wing into Anakin's heart. The Chosen one is no more. 

 Once she was sure he is dead, she carefully removed her wing and placed the body on the middle of the conference table in the Separatist compound; she wanted the Emperor to know that his precious disciple was dead.  Next Sarah left for the landing pad, as she sensed that her Leviathan will be here soon. While her objective may have failed, she did take some small satisfaction in taking the life of the galaxy’s biggest players.

Epilogue 1:

  Some sort of Artillery pounded her platform, and Sarah was surprised to see that another ship had arrived, and was focusing full fire power on her! Star fighters poured from the vessel, all focused on her. Kerrigan only just made off the platform before it was destroyed; it seemed that the Emperor had arrived earlier then she had thought.

 Though she was exhausted beyond normal human reckoning, the fight had not died from her, and she seized one of the smaller ships and smashed it into another. A third she forcibly dragged into lava and a fourth was clipped by a chuck of building debris from the tower. Yet the hydra reference made earlier applied here as well, and for every ship she took down another two took her place. She couldn’t concentrate long enough to take down the Star Destroyer either; it took all of her effort just to fend off the fighters.

    A massive roar echoed through the sky, which caused the nervous star-fighter pilots to break off engagement. Sarah’s heart leapt to her throat in pure joy, the Leviathan was here!  The gargantuan creature was even larger than the Star Destroyer, and like its imperial counterpart packing its own fleet inside it.  Mutalisks and Brood Lords poured out of the Leviathan and the glaives of the Mutalisks quickly overwhelmed the small Imperial fleet of star fighters, who could not replace their number fast enough to complete. The Leviathan itself grappled the Imperial flagship using its four long arms to actually impale the ship in some place. The Spore crawlers on the underside of the beast were further tearing up the underside of the Imperial hull.

     Miraculously, the guns of the Imperial ship managed to actually shake the giant creature of itself, and giving up on the battle prepared to warp the hell out of there. Kerrigan was having none of that. Calling upon her massive reserves of psionic energy, Sarah picked up the ship and after applying thousands of tons of square pressure on its hull, imploded it.

    The excitement was too powerful for Kerrigan, and she screamed in triumph, happy that she had neutralized an entire empire in a single. She considered this the best day of her life.

 Many light-years away, another creature was feeling similarly strong emotions, though they were quite the opposite from Kerrigan’s….

 The being screamed itself hoarse with rage, its plan set back immensely. Not only had Anakin failed to kill the Queen of Blades, but Kerrigan had actually emerged from the battle stronger than before.  The Empire was scattered, fragmented, as both of the two people capable of uniting it laid dead on that lava world. Kerrigan was free to make forays into formerly Imperial territory, and the being known as the Dark Voice was not a step closer to seizing control of the Zerg Swarm!

   The being calmed itself, rationalizing that he should have considered the alternative to Anakin winning. Regardless it was not about to give up on its domination dreams easily, especially since he’s been planning his ascension since the days when he was known as a Xel-Naga….

    The Dark Voice gave a grotesque smile, evil reflecting on his every feature. It may not be today, it may not be tomorrow but eventually he would succeed. Eventually he would kill Sarah Kerrigan. He just had to find another servant capable of doing it. 

 The Dark Voice knew that there was no shortage of worthy adversaries in the universe; he just had to find one that would work. His eyes peered through the void, surveying some of the finer warriors that this galaxy had to offer. Examples include that Ninja that could slay the biggest demons, a headhunting alien who endlessly sought worthy trophies (The Dark Voice thought Kerrigan would look great as a severed head!), or that ruthless Umbrella enforcer who could surely match her in a battle of wits and speed. Or better yet perhaps that muscular demigod who covered himself in the ashes of his own family…. 


Sarah Kerrigan
Anakin Skywalker
Close Range:
Mid Range:
Long Range:
Force/Psionic Powers
Primary Weapon:
Secondary Weapon:
Allied Armor:
Personal Armor
Agility and Speed:
Misc Abilities and passive powers:
Martial Arts:
Personal Weakness:

  I know I am going to get flack for this but in this Sci-Fi clash of Titanic Characters and Industries, it was the Queen of Blades who ultimately prevailed. With the exception of close range, which was Anakin’s forte, Kerrigan won over nearly every weapon category. What really set Anakin back was his lackluster mid range weapon, which couldn’t come close to comparing to Kerrigan’s Psionic blast. Anakin’s offensive prowess was able to make nearly every other category even or near even, so other then mid range he didn’t have any deciding factors. Moving on down his superior allies and agility helped give him an early lead, negating out Kerrigan’s regeneration but the Queen quickly gained ground in tactics and training, which the Chosen One managed to make up for in Motivation and Martial Arts.

   Finally Personal Weakness was evaluated, and this was the category that cost Anakin the game (though he still would have lost had I nullified this category) . Sure Kerrigan was arrogant and a bit impetuous, but never in her entire career did her personality traits cost her as much as Anakin’s did. He was the superior opponent in that duel; Obi-Wan could not beat him. The ONLY reason he lost that duel  was due to his own hubris making him believe in his own invincibility, while Kerrigan on the other hand would retreat should she sense that she has a serious chance of dying.

 And now for the kill counter, adjusted to the new format of 5000 battles which Spike uses (counts only kills on Anakin or Sarah).
Sarah Kerrigan
Anakin Skywalker
Close Range:
423 ( Wings: 289, Claws: 87 Misc and Unarmored combat: 47)
658(Lightsaber: 635, Misc and Hand to hand combat: 23)
Mid range:
Psionic Blast: 387
Lightsaber throw: 79
Long Range:
C-10 Sniper rifle: 437
DC-15x sniper rifle: 368
Special :
Psionic Powers : 968 (Telekinesis: 94, Psychic Attack: 98, Psionic Bolt: 12, Ensnare: none {but a lot of assists} , Psionic Implosion: 78, Razor Storm: 325, Psionic Storm: 361)
Force Powers: 842 (  Force Push/Pull/Throw: 98, Animal Befriend:116 {75 Baneling, 41 Hydralisk} , Force Scream : 19, Force Choke: 188, Force Grip/Crush: 225, Force Lighting: 196)
Baneling: 176
Thermal Detonator: 145
Allies Arsenal:
Hydralisk Spines: 211, Hydralisk Claws and teeth : 27
DC-15s Blaster: 223, DC-17S Hand blaster: 56

 Sarah Kerrigan Kill Analysis:

 The length of her Wings enabled her to safely impale or hack Anakin to pieces 289 times, though often she was only able to do this in combination with other moves. Having 8 blades + constantly fixed on your opponent (6 wing tips and the two multi-bladed claws)

 When Sarah moved the battle too close to effectively use the lightsaber she scored 87 gruesome claw kills.  Many of these were disembowel shots or throat removal.

 Kerrigan’s superior martial arts broke apart Anakin 47 times. Also included times where she pushed him into environmental hazards. A girl that can kill with just a kick is dangerous indeed!

Psionic Blast: Taking advantage of her opponent’s lack of effective mid range, Kerrigan was able to score 387 kills at this range. Many time she simply blasted Anakin apart, and while his force protection did help a lot, there were times where it did not do enough.)

C-10 mk VI Rifle: Kerrigan’s natural skill with, its full auto capacity, and Jedi’s inherent weakness to slug throwers resulted in him getting utterly blown away 437 times.

Psionic Powers: 968

Telekinesis: Kerrigan’s Telekinesis was actually superior to Anakin’s in power, though not as refined. Here is where you see most of the environmental deaths i.e. getting pushed off a cliff, getting crushed by a collapsing building, peppered with hard rocks ect.  She scored 94 of these

Psychic Attack was arguably the most lethal of ALL the attacks on either side. The problem was if the person was force or psionic sensitive it became very hard to do.  Don’t get me wrong she would have been using this on storm trooper’s left and right, but she had to wait for Anakin to be weakened to use it on him. 98 times Kerrigan was able to successfully tear apart Anakin’s brain.

Psionic Bolt had very little lethal tendencies. Still the amount of psionic pressure it puts on the man being held in place either crushed Anakin or allowed him to be thrown to the environment 12 times. Really just meant to hold a foe in place, so it had assists.

Psionic Implosion would have dominated this fight….had Anakin been a cyborg. It’s near usefulness against individual organic foes mean that Sarah had to use the power cleverly, waiting until he was near a large metallic object before casting it. The resulting gravity well sucked Anakin in 78 times.

Ensnare produced no direct kills…but had it not been included Kerrigan ‘spells would have been a hundred times less effective, as ensnare reduced the Imperial forces speed until they couldn’t get away in time. This power also saved Kerrigan when it made Anakin and his soldiers slower to the draw.

Razor Storm tore Anakin into a million pieces a whopping 325 times and his allies on many more occasions. . Force protection was no defense, only getting out of the way was.

The most powerful attack effective attack in the Psionic category was the Psionic Storm. Its brain frying attributes boiled the minds of at least a thousand storm troops, and Anakin’s 361 times.

Explosives: Baneling: The Heat seeking missile known as the baneling covered Anakin with acid 176 times. This was a creature that you did not want to attack with a lightsaber, and unfortunately for Anakin there were times when he did…

Continuous spine volleys snuffed out the life of Anakin 211 times. He was superb at deflecting the spines  but the more Hydralisks that got involved, the more trouble he had.

Anakin was a beast at close range, and as such the claws and teeth of the Hydralisk were only able to nibble away Anakin’s health bar 27 times. Most of these were when they got the drop on him while he was engaged with Kerrigan.

 Armor and burrowing tactics greatly reduced projectile kills, but sometimes the latter left the Zerg vulnerable to above ground attacks.

The Deep Tunnel “get out of jail free “card was a lifesaver to Kerrigan when she was near death.

Agility and speed saved Kerrigan a few times, though she wasn’t able to use it on the offensive as well as Anakin.

Kerrigan’s detection powers ensured that she was rarely ambushed, while her cloaking mostly helped her against the clones, not Anakin. Telepathy was a huge help as she could read even Anakin’s mind, and when combined with her impressive strategic mind  often laid waste to Anakin’s plans.

Psychological warfare succeeded at exploited Anakin's temper and her hive mind meant that whatever they knew, she knew.

Training helped her  in long range and close range, particularly with the sniper. 

Martial Arts helped her compete with Anakin in close range to an extent.

 There were times where her Personality traits led to her fall, though not as often as her opponents.

Anakin’s Analysis:

 The Lightsaber was a near perfect weapon on at the close range field, and the phenomenal skill Anakin that Anakin wielded it with netted him a massive 635 kills.

 Anakin was not really suited for unarmed combat against Kerrigan, but he was still able to fatally take her down 23 times.

Lightsaber throw had a whole slew of disadvantages, not the least of which was that Kerrigan could stop it midair, leaving him defenseless. Still 79 kills is not bad.

 The clone sharpshooter was skilled, and his weapon deadly. The massive range could kill Kerrigan a mile away, and earned about 368 head shots.
Force powers- 842

Force Push/Pull/Throw was more refined then Sarah basic Telekinesis, and more in everyday use.  Anakin used these various powers to his full advantage 98 times.

Animal Befriend had a great tactical advantage of turning some of Sarah’s infantry against her. It got many more assists then kills, as it upset her game plan and forced her to deal with the turncoat(she had no moral qualms with killing her former brood, it was just an annoyance) before turning to other matters . In general, converting the baneling was more effective the Hydralisk as the Baneling’s acid scored 75 kills to the Hydra’s 41, totally up to 116.
Force Scream was a weapon of last resort really, and though it killed Hydralisk’s Kerrigan psionics allowed her to resist it all but 19 times that it was used.

Force choke throttled the life out of Kerrigan 198 times, sometimes as far as a mile away.

Force grip/crush was also  brutal, and the ability to crush spines, organs and major blood vessels was devastating at times to Kerrigan. Anakin did this to her 235 times Like force choke, Kerrigan could use her psionic powers to break free however, so it wasn’t guaranteed to be fatal. .

Force Lightning was never really used by Anakin in the novels or books, even though Mustafar Anakin was capable of it. The spell required a lot of hate, and when Anakin used it he was generally under the influence of Force Rage.  Utterly charred Kerrigan 206  times.

Despite their lack of blast radius, the portability of Thermal detonators and the multiple charges brought along by the clones evaporated Kerrigan 115 times.

 On the highest power settings the DC-15s was capable of burning through Kerrigan and her armor, and did this with lethal results 223 times.
  The DC-17s hand pistol lacked the stopping power of its older brother the DC-15s, but it was still able to get the job done  56 times.

Cover and clone trooper armor helped save his allies from a standup fight with the Hydralisks, though it couldn’t save them from Kerrigan’s psionic powers. If we were to add up stormtroopers that died as a result of these then we would exceed the combined total of the kill chart seen above.

Force Protection helped with minor to moderate psionic powers, though it did nothing against the Psi/Razor storm.

Anakin’s amazing agility was one of the reasons he was so amazing in personal combat, and why Kerrigan’s powers didn’t kill him more.
Anakin’s force sense ruined many potential ambushes, and his force rage one him many battles, as well as allowed him to use the devastating force lightning. Dun Moche was a mixed bag of help; sometimes it opened up Kerrigan’s defenses other times it backfired.

 Anakin’s straightforward tactics were often at a disadvantage to Kerrigan’s, which were more refined.

His insane, overwhelming desire to keep Padme safe motivated him to keep fighting when all hope seemed lost, occasionally netting him a win.

Jedi Training helped, especially at lightsaber combat, though not as much as Kerrigan’s ghost training.

Anakin was a master duelist, and as the numbers show he dominated the close range field.

 Anakin’s hubris was his greatest failing and what ultimately cost him the win. His excessive pride opened him up to many failures.

 Well there you have it, I hope Star Wars fans aren't to mad at me as I did my best to make it fair, and I did not include Heart of the Swarm Kerrigan, who  would have powers far beyond this version.As for those that say that suited Vader would have been more powerful; give it up. In the Making of the revenge of the Sith, none other George Lucas confirms that Anakin never got stronger then he was on Mustafar, and he goes on to say that had he won that battle and went on to fight the emperor, he would have won. Suited Darth Vader failed every time he attempted such a feat. 
For a great alternate ending, please read this guy’s work.

Anyway next time I will compare Africa’s premier military genius, Shaka Zulu, against Arminius, the man who stopped Roman conquest of Germania.

But first expect see Alternate Ending pack 2 out tomorrow, which will allow Anakin's fans a chance at seeing how things could have been. 

Until next time!


  1. you know, damn I love a good fight :D and this was a good fight :D Damn, I bow to your brilliance. This was . . . I'm just at a loss for words. One of my favourite parts of this was when Kerrigan killed Padme, now that is stone cold. Man, Anakin was pissed. And that line she delivered about leaving him on the planet, man, that was pure evil ;) It reminded me of when Khan left Captain Kirk on that planet. "Buried alive . . . " You're that good. I applaud you.

    And the fight was so well done, you used the clone troopers and hydralisks a lot better than I did. you truly excel at group battles. I'm more of a one on one fight writer myself, but I digress. This was thrilling, and great soundtrack choice too :) I loved the music you picked you.

    But the end . . . the end just blew me out of the water. By far the dark voice is the coolest character you've written yet. It reminds me very much of Satan in the Dante vs Alex match, but way cooler. I love how Sarah has thrown off his plans, but goddamn, you have a good way of introducing us to the back for blood match ;) Oh, I can't wait for it.

    And you might work Palpatine into the back for blood too. He could hire an assassin to take out Kerrigan, the twisted old man is probably already lining up a replacement for Anakin. But this was truly a great match and the epilogue was the most epic and awesome thing ever.

    I'm nearly done my next match so keep an eye out for that :D

    Great work and keep on trucking. I can't wait to see the next one ;)


    Master of the boot

  2. Yet another amazing sim, and a fitting end to a great matchup. I don't necessarily agree with the outcome, but your logic as to why Sarah won makes sense and the simulation was truly epic as always.

    The spoken dialogue was a nice touch because it gave personality to the characters. Also, great use of the clone sniper even though he didn't win the day, and at least you took the superior training of the clones into account.

    The music was great as well, and I have to give you props for making the gutsy choice and picking Sarah, the lesser-known of these two warriors, even though some people including myself thought differently. At least there will be an alternate ending, oh well. As for suit Vader, I guess Lucas can make the rules for his own characters but if he hadn't said that I still would have thought Suit Vader was more powerful

    By the way, the slow and steady work on my own match, Toon Link vs. Sora, continues as I completed a new weapon profile for Sora yesterday.

    Can't wait for Shaka vs. Arminius, my early edge goes to Shaka unless Arminius has artillery or heavy armor

  3. @Master of the Boot

    Thank you for those comments! I tired to leave Padme's death ambiguous, as Obi-Wan was on that ship and he MAY have been able to save himself and her(as evidenced by that last quote) , though it is a long shot. That line that I used was a slightly altered version of what Kerrigan ACTUALLY said to Acturus Mengsk after one of their battles.

    Thanks for the squad compliments and music compliments, especially since I wasn't sure about the music when I was typing it.

    That Dark Voice was the being that i eluded to in her bio, one of the reasons she is trying to perfect herself and the Swarm . In Starcraft Lore, If Kerrigan falls then according to the Overmind it is he that takes control of the Zerg Swarm and the Protoss-Zerg hybrids and uses them to wipe out all other life in the galaxy, before finally wiping out the Zerg with his hybrids. He is the devil figure of Starcraft.

    Palpatine is dead, as he was on the flagship that Sarah blew apart. In Star Wars universe he arrived right after the battle was over to heal Anakin, and I tried to follow the events of Mustafar as best as I could. While the Emperor is dead, the Dark Voice is not, and he'll be making an appearance in Kerrigan's back for blood.

    I really can't wait until your next matchup, and then the epic back for blood that we were talking about ;).

    @ Vercingetorix

    I realize my decision to award the victory to Kerrigan may be a little controversial, but I stand by it. She has two many advantages going for for Anakin's lightsaber and even his force powers to keep up, though that said, Anakin's lightsaber scored over 700 kills (if you include the throw) , more then any other single spell/weapon!

    Thanks for the compliments on music, and rest assured I will do my best to promote your blog, as I plan to update the TOC more. Also expect a bit the next matchup out tmw, after I put the alternative endings out tonight!

  4. Ah yes, sorry for missing the detail of Palpatine's death. Sometimes I miss a few major details, but now it's time to read who Arminius is ;) On with the show!

    I should update my story very soon.

  5. Hoo-ah! Suck it down, Hayden Christensen, suck it down! It feels nice to be one of the 6-odd people who knew Kerrigan would pull it out!

    Anyways, good fight. The end was interesting, especially the hints for future fighters. I think they are Ryu Hayabusa, Albert Wesker, and Kratos, but I can't place the headhunting alien. Looking forward to more. Rooting for Shaka, I've seen the Zulus lose way too often in the community.

  6. @ Master

    Arminius is the man who gave the Romans a crushing defeat while their empire was at its strongest. Ill introduce more info about him later. Also I really can't wait for your matchup!


    Lol not many people believed in Kerrigan at all and good job uessing 3/4 characters (the fourth is the Predator) . Hopefully I can start more soon and thanks for commenting!

  7. I want to ask you something, my good man.

    Will there actually be a Back-For-Blood of Alex Mercer vs Sarah Kerrigan, because I am EXTREMELY hyped about that match!

    For that match, I have good ideas: Kerrigan decides that Earth is another planet worthy to be conquered, and starts the invasion in New York. The military (and possibly BlackWatch) try to fight back against the Zerg, but fail until a new contender joins the battle....the Prototype himself, Alex Mercer.

    The fight could also be a team battle, with Alex gaining the power to control the Infected and using them to battle Sarah's Zerg. Alex might not be willing to believe that aliens exist (he is a man of science after all), while Sarah might be slightly surprised or even amused by the more primitive weapons of Earth.

    Also, due to all the people he's consumed, would Alex have their minds put into his own, essentially becoming a single mind? If so, it could prove to be hard for Sarah to read through all those minds and memories.

    Also, remember that Alex has used firearms before and he might be able (far more expertly than an regular man) to use them against Kerrigan.

    The Dark Voice could be thrown in also, believing Alex to be more than a match for Sarah and hopefully wishing for him to kill the Queen Bitch of the Universe.

    Are you actually planning it, because if not, I could write it myself?

  8. I plan on doing a back for blood between Alex and Sarah eventually, but I have not yet decided if that match will be a team or singular (just like Dante vs. Anakin).

    Once he absorbs people he absorbs there memories, skills and the ability to mimick their personalities. It would be harder by far, but I think Sarah could see what he is currently planning, albeit with a great deal of difficulty.

    He could have firearms as well, you are right.

    While I will write it one day (college is going to slow down progress), I highly encourage you to try your hand at it if you want. It will be interesting to compare results!

  9. Wonderful battle. Is all I can say. I feel hyped about my own fantasy/ sci-fi match ups now.

  10. Thanks man, which ones are you doing?

  11. I'm not really sure yet. I'm thinking of doing something with Narnia meets Middle Earth. Maybe Jadis [the white witch] vs. Saruman [the white wizard] and both can be supported by their best troops [Minotaurs and Uruk-hai orcs] or just do a full army clash XD. Course I'd love to do something with the good guys too. And I definetly want to do something with the cats from 'Warriors' [because despite being cats, they have a warrior culture of their own that is shockingly 'human'].

  12. The first one sounds like a great idea! Stark White wizard vs. stark white witch, a battle of the sexes and universes (like this match)!

    As for the second one perhaps I can help if you tell me more about the warriors; weaponry , tactics, armor, magic ect. I can think of some contenders.

  13. Awesome! Thanks. I'll look into it and tell you later.