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In Jedi Fallen Order, the Second Sister has an unblockable move where she stabs her lightsaber into the ground. While doing this, Cal is able to get a few licks in while she struggles to pull it out.

I don't understand this. Why can't she just deactivate the lightsaber, pull it out, and continue fighting, instead of leaving herself open?

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    Um, you realize this is a game, right? If the devs didn't do things like that, you wouldn't have as many openings to hit the boss to move forward in the game. Mar 8, 2020 at 4:40
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    This would be during the fight sequence where you can repeatedly get hit by a lightsaber on your bare head and suffer no ill consequences?
    – Valorum
    Mar 8, 2020 at 8:05
  • This was the only instance where I could remember someone struggling to pull out there lightsaber.
    – xpert
    Mar 8, 2020 at 15:23

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I've found some footage of that fight sequence. It seems that without distraction she can pull it out in approximately 1 second, then stand ready to fight again. This is less than the amount of time that it would take to deactivate the blade, then reactivate it again.

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If she's distracted by being hit at the same time, then it takes longer for her to pull the lightsaber free, but that's merely a quirk of the game mechanics wherein someone can't act while they're being hit and the odd way that makers have chosen to represent a lightsaber fight, not as a samurai fight where the participants are seeking a single killing stroke, but a kendo fight where points are scored by repeated contact.

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