Great fight scenes keep us on the edge of our seats. While in many of the Star Wars movies we know how the outcome will play out, there have been MANY surprises in the WHAT happened as well as the HOW.
I’ve polled 10 of my fellow “uber” #StarWars fans and asked them to rank their top 10 favorite Star Wars Fight Scenes from the Movies, Clone Wars and Rebels.
The only rule for the choices – these are to be hand to hand – not using space ships or large battle weapons. Yes, lightsabers count as hand to hand.
As always, there’s a lot of debate to be had, so head over to the comments, and get in the battle!
This was a VERY interesting set of data from the SW-T10 Ubers. The source movies were close in stats. The variances of ideas was vast in numbers. A few were mass battle scenes but many were one on one or few on few.
According to the team, Obi Wan is the most kick-ass of the characters having been in the most votes. Followed closely (by one vote) by Darth Vader. Then Luke, Emperor and Yoda follow.
32 different fights were nominated in total. Only one scene made it on to every list – and it’s our #1 on the poll.
I’m stunned that some fights that received first place votes didn’t show up on every ballot – how do you not vote for the Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, Darth Maul battle? The duel of the fates music alone makes it a highlight of the franchise.
Some great fights didn’t make it above 1.0 points, so they aren’t listed – but are worth mentioning for their scenes the rest of us may have missed. These include the Jedi vs Battle Droids on Geonosis, Kylo and Han, Yoda bouncing off the walls vs Dooku, and the entire battle on Scarif in Rogue One.
The love was spread all around in the original introductions.
13 of the 32 fights originated in the Original Trilogy (4, 5, 6)
11 of the 32 fights came from the Prequels (1,2,3)
5 of the 32 fights originated in the Disney Era (Rogue One, Force Awakens)
3 of the 32 fights came from the Official Cartoons (Clone Wars, Rebels)
Here we go – here is the full list with their score.
Remember – these are FAVORITE fights to these fans, not necessarily the “best” in the SW universe – but favorites. If you’re curious how the scoring works, ask – we’re happy to share.
8.6 Luke vs Vader in Empire Strikes Back
6.4 Luke vs Vader in Return of the Jedi
5.4 Obi-Wan & Qui-Gon vs Darth Maul in Phantom Menace
3.7 Obi-Wan vs Anakin in Revenge of the Sith
3.3 Kylo Ren vs Rey in The Force Awakens
3.2 All the good guys vs all the bad guys on Jabba’s sail barge
2.6 Obi-Wan vs Darth Vader in A New Hope
1.9 Han Solo vs Greedo in A New Hope (Psst, Han shot first)
1.7 Stealing the Death Star Plans in Rogue One
1.5 Escape from the Death Star in A New Hope
Also Receiving Votes…
1.4 Battle for Endor
1.4 Yoda vs Darth Sideous
1.2 Vader vs Ahsoka in Rebels
1.0 Luke vs Rankor
So, fellow SW geeks – what do you think? Let the debate begin. Where do you rank them? What was left off this list? What should have been higher or is ranked too high?
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NOTE: If you’d like to be added to my merry band of “uber” fans to be included in the ongoing posts, send me a direct message. I send the request out to the Uber list and the first 10 responses make it into the data.