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I could be thinking of something else in the Star Wars universe but is the move that Obi-Wan used to remove the limbs of Anakin called something? Like does that move have a name? Or is there a name for any strike that removes a limb that the Jedi use?

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    The e-limb-minater – CandiedMango Sep 14 '16 at 20:27
  • Let me note that in the Darths & Droids universe, Anakin got his limbs removed because he tried and failed a very dangerous move from a losing position, and that move is canonically called the "double forward Force Somersault with Force Jump and Vorpal Slice" in darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0628.html . – b_jonas Oct 4 '16 at 18:52
  • 'Tis but a scratch. – user46249 Apr 30 '17 at 17:17
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The severing of several limbs at once is referred to in the Star Wars: The Jedi Path - A Manual for Students of the Force as Mou Kei, a variant of Cho mai (the severing of an arm) and Cho mok (the severing of a leg/other limbs)

Note the droll footnote by Obi-Wan.

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And on the old Star Wars: Galaxies website

Mou Kei
Level 66

This maneuver is an advanced strike used to defeat a dangerous opponent. With a circular motion of the Lightsaber, this attack is aimed at major limbs or used to dismember opponents.

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    Because of course they had to invent a term for it. – Adamant Sep 14 '16 at 18:41
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    @Adamant - Not only do they have a term for it, the term has its own four-volume EU novel. – Valorum Sep 14 '16 at 18:47
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    @Adamant "I don't know what's scarier, dismembering someone or the fact that it happens so often that you people have a term for it." – TARS Sep 14 '16 at 20:28
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    @CahirMawrDyffrynæpCeallach Broken Arrow? – Zommuter Sep 15 '16 at 6:30
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    To be fair, we have a term for "nuclear apocalypse" (which has never happened to the best of my memory) among many other scary things – Lightness Races in Orbit Sep 15 '16 at 23:34

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