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Old 08-15-2008, 08:09 PM   #64
Join Date: Aug 2008
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Judging by what is written in the novel, I'd rather say that Starkiller is a master of lightsaber combat.

The real reason is obviously because the devs realized how very cool it looks.

If you really want to imagine the character himself had a good reason for it, then it'd probably be because it is a combat style unlike that of any other force user.
That makes it a real pain to fight against for other truly skilled combatants, since they can't predict what'll come next as easily as they could with a more regular combat style.

Oh, did I mention it looks cool? ;D

As for decapacitation...I'd definitely appreciate it being in there (the novel even cared to describe how blood changed the helmet on a rolling head at one part), but it's not a big loss if it isn't.
If I'm dying to cut off limbs, Jedi Outcast/Academy is my release.
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