On High Ground
At the end of the light saber duel between Kenobi and Anakin in Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan leaps from the hovering platform to the bank of the lava river, and triumphantly says, "You have lost, Anakin! I have the higher ground!"

When Anakin makes to jump, Obi-Wan warns, "Don't even try!"

He seems so sure! It wasn't clear to me that Obi-wan was unassailable.

But Obi-wan thinks it's a sure thing, and he also clearly expected Anakin to know that as well.

In normal swordfighting, higher ground may give an advantage (your opponent can slash at your legs though). But with acrobatic saber styles like Ataru, I'm not sure higher ground can give an advantage.

It certainly didn't handicap Yoda! (although technically, he wasn't on lower ground... he's just... lower)
"A Iluvatarinya! En na pelecco carinyesse!"
"Oh my God! There's an axe in my head!" :worry:


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On High Ground - by Coconut Ent - January 23rd, 2007, 02:18 AM
On High Ground - by Edpayasugo - January 23rd, 2007, 06:33 AM
On High Ground - by Jammin - January 23rd, 2007, 09:54 AM
On High Ground - by Saber - January 23rd, 2007, 04:50 PM
On High Ground - by RobRoy - January 23rd, 2007, 05:33 PM
On High Ground - by Coconut Ent - January 23rd, 2007, 11:22 PM
On High Ground - by Pechark - January 24th, 2007, 02:18 PM

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