Rey was one of the most wanted rebels due to her connection with the Force and her raw power. Whether he felt the most comfortable with a lightsaber or he just preferred it, we never really saw Anakin master any other weapon. This gave Rey a much more powerful connection to the force, even if it wasn’t as powerful as Anakin’s. Vol. She had a year of training from a half-baked Jedi. Rey became an instant fan-favorite after displaying her natural skills as a fighter and pilot and revealing she had just as much talent as a Jedi. Like mentioned before, Anakin had the luxury of learning from an established Jedi council and Rey, unfortunately, learned from a disgruntled Luke. RELATED: Star Wars: 10 Best Rey Memes To Have You Cry-Laughing. Anakin Skywalker was also a fan favorite with a lot of potential before he fell to the dark side and was forced to live his life as a half man half machine, Darth Vader. Rey electrocutes Luke, she is also stronger in the force especially when she uses the dark side. RELATED: Star Wars: 5 Reasons Kylo Ren’s Redemption Arc Is Better Than Anakin's (& 5 It's Darth Vader). Yoda encountered the Priestesses on his journey of discovery, … We must remember Luke had a mentor to start him off on Tatooine in Obi-Wan Kenobi, who ironically mentored Anakin along with Qui-Gon Jinn in The Phantom Menace. Tier: 9-A naturally. Rey on the other hand, was a master with her staff, a very capable shot, and she was very skilled with a lightsaber. Rey had a better understanding of her power and was able to control it before it goes out of hand. Lets go over Star Wars The Last Jedi and Star Wars The Force Awakens when it comes to Rey! She was able to see the bigger picture and she didn’t let her ego get the best of her, even though she had a lot of talent and skills. Besides, Anakin does have better feats. If they do, that'll be stupid. I say this because Luke shares his father’s potential of over 20,000 midichlorians along with his sister. It's quite evident when there's unrest at Mon Cala and General Leia goes to find reinforcements for the Resistance. She was certainly far more precocious in her knowledge of the Force than Luke at about the same age. Yoda and Palpatine are pinnacle greats. This caused the rest of the Jedi council to be wary of him and somewhat hold him back as he got older and more in touch with the force. All this shapes her into a one-woman army at times. A quick list, posted by a generally knowledgeable guy that I know:-NJO Luke--Yoda Palpatine---Revan The Exile Exar Kun Mace Dooku Anakin in Ep 3 Kyp Jacen Bane Starkiller NJO Luke - All time great. In fact, Anakin had an entire Jedi council overseeing things, one he could rely on if need be, even after Qui-Gon died. This led to haters stupidly calling her a "Mary Sue," when it's clear she's just as much a Chosen One as Anakin Skywalker was. And yes, I've written sports for them too! Simply put, Rey basically got the cliff notes version of Jedi training compared to Anakin. In the comic prequel to December's The Rise of Skywalker from Ethan Sacks and co., we're seeing Rey fighting Force-sensitive monsters in training, going on scavenging missions unsupervised, battling killer droids and using weapons in a way we didn't see the Skywalkers doing. RELATED: Star Wars Gives General Leia Her Mother's Phantom Menace Mission In Marvel's Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker -- Allegiance, however, we're seeing the truth and it has nothing to do with luck. Here are five reasons Anakin would win and five reasons why Rey would. Rey’s heritage remained a mystery up until the last installment of the new trilogy when it was revealed she was a descendant of the Emperor himself. Luke started his Jedi training at a way later age than most normal Jedi. Hufflepuff, Taurus, INFP, Amateur photographer, professional adventurer. From the very beginning, we knew Anakin was destined to be the most powerful Jedi ever and bring balance to the force as the chosen one. Rey's vulnerability will be in her connection to the people that surround her, her desire to keep them safe and, to a lesser degree, to feel loved in return. She even took the Skywalker name at the end of Rise of Skywalker. Rey is almost certainly more powerful in the Force than Saba but Saba is vastly stronger than Rey and a much better fighter. Anakin fought hundreds of droids, sustained injury and scars in battle, and as Darth Vader, he fought the Jedi and the rebels. Displaying her immense power and skill, while also her humility as a Jedi, she was a perfect combination of our favorite Jedi Luke, Anakin, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. NEXT: Star Wars: Allegiance Introduces Admiral Ackbar's Son Into the Resistance. In closing, let me remind you that the geek shall inherit the Earth. Anakin had a habit of being cocky and arrogant and often clashed with Obi-Wan and his other masters because he always felt like he was being held back. Sidious may have been at full power after draining Rey and Ben but he arguably defeated himself since it was his own force lightning that killed him (as well as Rey), which seems pretty fair. Click the button below to start this article in quick view. She is one of the new characters of the series, and is the main protagonist of the sequel films, having debuted in Episode Vll: The Force Awakens. She really and truly is a better Jedi than Anakin or, for that matter, Luke Skywalker ever were at this stage in both of their careers. But that strength was still raw and unbalanced and her mind was almost immediately drawn toward the darkness." This is what makes Anakin so powerful and is what Qui-Got was excited about when he met Anakin. Rey's found using her staff like a boomerang, spinning it with her mind alone and basically showing up the basic skills we saw from Ani or Luke -- i.e. The fact Leia's letting her do her own thing sums it up. Regardless, years of learning from the Chosen on made Ahsoka a formidable force user, at times, she even outsmarted Anakin. Watch later. Rey's definitely on her way to outclassing the Skywalkers should she survive Palpatine's assault and whatever the First Order has planned. I can rationalize the whole chosen one issue by keeping in mind that Anakin destroyed the Sith, Rey merely prevented a new rise. Share. Bring on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — maybe Rey still has the capacity to be a better Jedi than both Anakin and Luke. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. She's not even leaning on Leia's knowledge of the Force much as she simply harnesses the brief lessons Luke taught her in The Last Jedi. To top all this off, I've scribed short films and documentaries, conceptualizing stories and scripts from a human interest and social justice perspective. She may not currently be… He went through it all, the lightsaber building, the training, the missions, he even fought in a war as a general before he turned to the dark side. This made Anakin more reckless and ruthless, killing a tribe of sand-people after they killed his mother, murdering Count Dooku after defeating him in battle, and even hurting the woman he was trying to protect. No, Luke is for sure stronger. Although Rey is also strong with force, she doesn’t compare to Anakin’s pure strength with the force and his connection, being created by the Force itself. She knows how grueling the journey would be and that it would take a lot of work, but she managed to persevere and become a powerful and respectable Jedi. 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I also write about music in terms of punk, indie, hardcore and emo because well, they rock! Not bad for someone from the Caribbean, eh? The only person that should have a higher potential than Luke is Anakin (although I'd believe Leia being equal or slightly higher.) Like, dude, she wont hold against him for a 5 seconds if hed charge at her just like he did in ROTS against Dooku or Obi-Wan. Add that to the fact that she is a Palpatine and you have your answer. I'm a former Chemical Engineer. Anakin started his training at 9, which was old for a Jedi but he still managed to go through the training and become a respected Jedi in the council. If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device. Similar to Luke, Rey got a very late start to her Jedi training, about 19 years too late. Rey's on a high level, not to mention she's got the mind tricks down along with advanced usage of Force telekinesis. Although Anakin also got a late start, he was still a young boy and he still managed to go through all the Jedi training with other Padawans. NEXT: Star Wars: 10 Villains That Would've Been Better Than Palpatine In TROS. Yoda could… Yoda is a skilled fighter, as seen during his battle with Darth Sidious in Revenge of … 8 Can Defeat: Raynar Thul Rey is not only more powerful than Luke, she possesses the strength of all the Jedi combined. Weaker: Yoda. Let's talk about your favorite movies or comics. This reinforces that, sure, Rey might currently be more powerful than the Skywalkers, but in the grand scheme of things, she's also shaping up to be the strongest Jedi of all time. - Star Wars: The Secrets of the Jedi. John Boyega DESTROYS Theory That Rey is More Powerful Than Anakin. And Rey only defeated Kylo Ren because he was injured. In other words, both of the Skywalker soldiers got hands-on advice and experts to show them the way at various stages in their Jedi life. Where, canonically, does it say or show that Rey is more powerful than Anakin or Windu? Rey Skywalker is a human female scavenger who discovered her latent Force-sensitivity while on a quest to find the legendary Jedi Master Luke Skywalker and bring a new hope to a galaxy on the brink of war. If you're bored by now, then you also don't want to hear that I write for ESPN on the PR side of things. Yoda was the wisest and the most powerful Jedi, having lived for 900 years and trained Jedi for 800 years. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. 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Rey is included because there's no doubt that she will become one of the strongest Jedi ever. It shows how intelligent she is and that no learning curve's too steep for her. YOLO. He has Rey beat in experience by over two decades. Even in the movies, comics, and shows we see Anakin accomplish greater feats of strength that Rey was years away from learning. One of the most divisive points of the new Star Wars era is Rey's depiction as a powerful Jedi. And when Luke defeated Vader in ROTJ, he was well past his prime. In The Force Awakens, we saw her wielding a lightsaber and fighting off the ruthless and seasoned killer, Kylo Ren, without training. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. More Powerful - The Priestesses. Anakin was always good with a lightsaber, taking on several opponents including Count Dooku, Obi-Wan, and even his own son when he became Vader. RELATED: Star Wars Confirms Kylo Ren Has Finally Surpassed Darth Vader. 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