Here's a quote from Nick Gillard in 2011. In this, he's only using a eight tier system (removed tier ten and one and then scaled down, seemingly), but the point is obvious:
"There’s up to eight levels. Yoda is an eight, Mace Windu is an eight, Obi is a seven, but if you miss a level, it’s a bit like taking drugs to get enlightenment.” Anakin is the perfect example of messing with the established system. “I’ve got him down as an eight or nine, which doesn’t really exist,” says Gillard, before explaining that by turning to the Dark Side, Anakin skipped some essential steps. “It’s only a writing tool,” he says, “but it gives you the edge over it just being a fight."
In the context of the ten tier scale, Anakin is nine bordering ten.
Slow down there son. As someone who wholly supports the Anakin Skywalker supreme, until we know exactly what George and Nick agreed, this statement from Gillard isn't necessarily a reflection of Lucas' view on things. As far as we knew, back in 2005 during the films release, Anakin was a tier 9 alongside Yoda and Sidious and that's what was agreed. It is very possible for writers of the same story to disagree on a single matter, as it is for their opinion to change over time. I can give you numerous examples of this happening all over fiction. As long as Lucas and Gillard aren't literally sharing a brain, a statement from Gillard isn't the same as a statement form Lucas. Hive-minds and Hegemonies aren't how movie scripts are created.
“We defeated the wrong enemy” - General George S. Patton, Berlin 1945
Last edited by twotter on Oct 3rd, 2017 at 11:10 PM
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I've never argued out of ignorance. Viewing quotes and author/worker opinion differently than the rest of you=/=ignorance.
Lucas' word is well and good, but it's also contradicted and unsupported by much of what's actually seen in-universe. As far as the films only are concerned, Lucas is God, but in regards to the larger SW mythos, his word means little.
I specifically linked you so you wouldn't be confusing me calling you out on engaging in a fallacy as an ad hominem.
Arguing that an absence of evidence is evidence of absence is an argument from ignorance. As we have evidence saying Anakin is Yoda level, you need to provide a reason he isn't yoda level aside from, "he don't got no feats!"