Based on existing information, who would be considered the better lightsaber combatant? Dooku is an expert fencer and Luke is killed with the Force.

My main reason for asking was the cover of a new book A Brief Guide to Star Wars: The Unauthorized Guide to George Lucas's Epic in which you see what appears to be both characters.

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    This is a Gorilla vs. Shark question.
    – gobernador
    Oct 22, 2012 at 2:34
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    Does't matter. Lucas would win anyway. First he gets to sell $10Mil of merchandise of the fight, then he changes the outcome 10 years later. Oct 22, 2012 at 2:48
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    @DVK - I wish I could upvote this 1000 times
    – The Fallen
    Oct 22, 2012 at 2:48
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    Dooku would microwave Luke like a Jedi-potpie because Obi-Wan would, as usual, neglect to say "Oh, BTW, look out for the Force Lightning."
    – Kyle Jones
    Oct 22, 2012 at 4:43
  • Luke defeated a force entity several times. I don't think dooku could have once.
    – Chad
    Oct 22, 2012 at 19:30

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We don't know who'd win in a duel, especially since Luke's skill and power changed significantly over his lifetime. On a dumb level, Anakin defeated Dooku as a teen, and Luke defeated Vader as a teen, but Vader wasn't really as powerful a fighter as Anakin, what with being "more machine than a man, twisted and evil". So lightsaber skill is not a good basis for comparison.

But as far as raw Force power, we know that Luke had as big a Midichloran count as Anakin, and both were pretty much the highest count among Jedi (Celestials like Son and Daughter nonwithstanding)

  • Fair enough. I only asked because of the cover of a new book A Brief Guide to Star Wars: The Unauthorized Guide to George Lucas's Epic sparked my imagination.
    – Donmax
    Oct 22, 2012 at 2:49
  • We don't know Luke's midi-chlorian count
    – Valorum
    Jul 19, 2017 at 18:56
  • @Valorum - I distinctly remember reading somewhere in (presumably EU) canon that it was suppposed to be as high as Anakin. No clue anymore where that was. Jul 19, 2017 at 19:33
  • @DVK-on-Ahch-To - Supposedly, he's as powerful as Anakin; scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/143512/…. There's no mention of midi-chlorian count though. Note that Yoda is a more powerful Jedi than Anakin despite having a lower count.
    – Valorum
    Jul 19, 2017 at 19:47
  • @Valorum - Debatable. When 900 years Anakin is, he may possess same experience as Yoda and be able to win. Jul 19, 2017 at 19:48

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