No, but Obi-Wan flat out confirms that Kit is the superior duelist after sparring with him for better than two hours.
Obi-Wan has more feats courtesy of his exponentially greater exposure. But one is not a better fighter by simply being a main character. Kit's few feats, accolades, and station are sufficient to place him on par with Obi-Wan.
Well, they can't have Obi-Wan kill Grievous, but beating him is something else entirely. And the fact is that while Obi-Wan does perform well against the general, Kit did even better until ROTS.
You don't have to. But I didn't try to measure them comparatively with any degree of exactitude. I just think they're on par.
You're right, it's ambiguous how seriously Sidious was taking the fight. Still, if the producer said Savage did better than the 3 jedi combined (and doesn't contradict GL), he seems to be implying that Savage is at least a better fighter than each individually.
Not really. "The Wrong Jedi" is a great study in that; Anakin dispensed with Ventress rather handily when confronting her in the lower levels. Barris gave him hell throughout their final duel. But, joking aside, Barris is a padawan and would be mincemeat for Anakin or Ventress in an actual fight to the death. A better performance does not necessarily make one the better performer, if that makes sense.
Savage is definitely a threat to Council Masters, though: he defeated Adi Gallia, held his own against Ventress, and frustrated Anakin and Obi-Wan in season 3.
That's how I justify her insanely brilliant display against Anakin as well (though he was pretty pissed off).
But that's my point: if Sidious were taking it easy on Savage (as Anakin did with Barriss), that doesn't mean Savage/Barriss is better than someone whom Sidious didn't go easy on simply by virtue of the fact that they lasted longer.
His feat of taking on Maul and Opress together is clearly beyond Fisto Imo.
I doubt he will have a better feat than that in upcoming episodes.
And even if we say that was a peak performance, fact is he was easily on par with Maul in their one on one.
For anyone to believe Fisto is in any kind of league to contend with either Maul or Opress, when he got battered by Ventress near AOTC time and even by ROTS was in no league to fight Sidious with a much more powerful ally at his side than either Maul/Opress had is beyond me.
And why? Because he beat Grievous? Big Woop.
If the Director of the show said that then he obviously thinks it's a comparable situation.
If Sidious was playing so much surely the Director should be aware of that, and hence not make an irrelevant comparison.
Also Palpatine was chuckling loads against Yoda too.
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...The comic series will be just as canon as TCW, btw.
"A great tactician creates plans.
A good tactician recognizes the soundness of a plan presented to him.
A fair tactician must see the plan succeed before offering approval.
Those with no tactical ability at all may never understand or accept the plan.
And when a mind is too deficient in understanding, the resulting gap is often filled with resentment."
He's already done that :P Also the new comic story arc for Maul SoD concludes his story and there is a screen shot of him capturing Dooku so it should be good. Hopefully we also learn how he escaped from Sidious.