"The Apprentice is the photo negative of Luke Skywalker. He's been raised by Darth Vader, and is what Luke would have become if he had joined his father. Vader's not a very nice daddy. This guy has been raised to be a Jedi. When the Jedi use the Force, they respect it and don't overuse it. The bad guys - the Sith - keep testing their limits. Vader discovered this person who had the potential to be the most powerful Force user ever. He's up there with the top tier. He's extremely powerful. Vader has trained him in such a way that he just kept pushing his limitations, seeing how far he could use the Force. So, where a normal Jedi might use the Force to trick his way past a few stormtroopers, the apprentice might use the Force to bring down an adjacent building on top of those stormtroopers. He's extremely confident in everything he does. He's been trained by Vader to be an assassin, an unstoppable force."
From the new star wars game Force Unleased, they obtained permission from George Lucus to create this character so i'm assuming it's canon.
The key is taking this information with a grain of salt; clearly the Apprentice isn't "unstoppable" in the literal sense as he is no match for Vader and certainly not the Emperor, nor do I believe that Blackman can objectively state that the Apprentice's potential exceeds that of every other Force user and he could have been "the most powerful Force user ever" [that's Anakin Skywalker territory]. However, from the vast powers he has demonstrated, I wouldn't hesitate to agree that the Apprentice is top tier and among the most powerful ever.
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While Starkiller is possibly a very powerful Sith, I seriously doubt that George Lucas is going to let a young, not even 'legal' Sith surpass Vader and certainly not surpass Sidious; well, obiviously, he's powerful- seeing as Vader raised him to be the perfect weapon with which he could overthrow Sidious- but the only feat (so far) that makes him 'impressive' is pulling a Star Destroyer from out of orbit. Now then, that feat was matched multiple times- like when Nihilus pulled the Ravager out of Malachor V's gravity, and when Sidious had possibly lifted the Lusankya, but nevertheless, it's a powerful feat. Also, if Shaak Ti is indeed a boss and Starkiller kills her, then that will place his lightsaber skills at fairly high, knowing Shaak Ti is considered to be a fairly powerful Jedi.
Then again, there's the possibility that this another example of the 'unleashed' aspect of this game; as mentioned by the game developers, every other character will get unleashed. Also, in a response to a question if Starkiller is the most powerful force user in history, the developer could only say 'pretty powerful'; which would imply he's rather unaware of Starkiller's status among the other force users.
However, this statement made by Blackman is fairly ridiculous; I mean, man, Anakin is supposed to be the top guy; as the chosen one, he was supposed to be the guy who had the potential to be the strongest guy in history. Until we get a clear statement from him, Starkiller's power is still open to debate.
I'm expecting him to be a Maul-type character; fanatically loyal to his master, dark sort of assassin. He'll probably be rather powerful, but I doubt GL will let him surpass the top Sith of the movies- that is, Dooku, Sidious, and Vader. Maybe he'll surpass Maul; at least in force powers, that seems to be the case.
Last edited by Master Crimzon on Jun 6th, 2008 at 09:16 PM
No. It is far too early to begin to compare the two characters. Darth Revan is what fanon refer to as a Gary Stu -- a personage presented with extremely few flaws or weaknesses [the only 'weakness' I can glean from Revan is that he fell to the dark side, though subsequent material has even done damage to that belief -- Revan "mastered" the dark side? LOL].
How much of a pawn he is, however, is debatable. He has already been portrayed as an undecisive character, who will eventually rebel Vader and his beliefs (I believe that's canon, not sure). I wouldn't exactly call him a pawn, at least not following the exact meaning of the word. An absolute pawn character, in my book, would be Darth Maul. He's more like a very valuable tool for Vader.
Big difference between Revan and "starkiller" is that the latter will actually have his own book so there will be less speculation and we know more facts/how feats were accomplished that could hardly be stretched as certain people have done here for Revan if you know what I mean.