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In this interview from 1999 when asked why Darth Vader is a favorite character among children George Lucas says;

"... and who is more power than Darth Vader? Some will be attracted to Luke Skywalker because he is the good guy, but ultimately we know that Darth Vader is more powerful than he is. As time goes you discover that he more powerful because he is the ultimate father, who is all powerful."

Looking at this question Who is the most powerful user of the Force? there many answers in the primary canon and Legends canon on who that might be.

Does this quote from Lucas give us a clear answer that Darth Vader is the most powerful, or is Lucas' quote being given in the narrow field of Darth Vader vs Luke Skywalker? I understand this George Lucas we are talking about... so there might be a contradiction in another interview or something was ret-conned at a later time!

Also, at the time the interview was given I think the answer would be limited to Episodes I-VI. Answers would have to come from G-canon.

marked as duplicate by Valorum star-wars Apr 9 '16 at 12:31

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  • If you feel a question has out of date answers, the appropriate course of action is to raise a bounty on the original question (with a note indicating that the existing answers are outdated) rather than creating a duplicate. – Valorum Apr 9 '16 at 12:31
  • Thanks Richard, is there any course of action for when the question is outdated? I just feel that while the title elicits the good answers, the question does no justification to such an in-depth topic. – Skooba Apr 11 '16 at 19:52
  • I've edited the dupe question and shoved a bounty on it. For the record, I felt that JMFB's answer was already pretty comprehensive, from a canon perspective – Valorum Apr 11 '16 at 20:00