Star Wars: Why the Dark Side is Superior

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The Phantom Menace

When the Sith first return to the knowledge of the Jedi in The Phantom Menace, Darth Maul, everyone’s favorite dual-bladed Sith Lord, is tasked with dueling Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jin. In doing so, Darth Maul murders Qui-Gon, who was a highly regarded Jedi in his time. Of course, Obi-Wan ends up killing Maul, making the Jedi out to be stronger, yet Obi-Wan showcased skills with a lightsaber that had not previously been seen.

The aggression and fuel for revenge after Qui-Gon’s death had driven Obi-Wan to kill Darth Maul, which would not have happened without Obi-Wan slightly straying from the Light and towards the Dark, if even just for a little bit.

Star Wars: Attack of the Clones

The second chronological duel between the Jedi and the Sith includes Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan pitted against Count Dooku. Since Qui-Gon’s death, Obi-Wan has calmed his emotions and become a much more mature and balanced Jedi, resulting in his short-lived involvement in this duel. Neither Anakin nor Obi-Wan were much of a match against Count Dooku.

Neither of the Jedi channeled any aggression or anger to give them the upper hand over Dooku, giving him the seemingly easy victory over the pair of Jedi. As a result, the Dark Side won this duel. In addition, the duel of Count Dooku vs. Yoda is one in which no clear winner prevails. Neither the Dark Side nor the Light wins this battle.