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Battle: Vader and Luke against Rey and Kylo Ren

Luke and Vader battle against Kylo Ren and ReyA few times in the past, we’ve pitted Star Wars character from different eras against each other, investigating who would emerge victorious. We’ve had Han and Chewie against the Fetts, Mace Windu against Darth Maul, and more, and now we have a collection of new characters to pick and choose from. Now, for your enjoyment, we present the battle of Rey and Kylo Ren against Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker.

At first it seems like a very one-sided battle. Darth Vader, the most powerful Jedi ever, and one of the few to ever beat him, Luke Skywalker, against an upstart Sith and a nameless Jedi? Might as well just end the blog post here. So, to make it a little more fair, we’re going to say Luke is Episode IV Luke, with little training and just the barest notion of what the Jedi and Sith even are. Let’s look at each character, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how the battle might end up going.

Rey:

Strengths – Rey Nolastname is a dark horse in this fight. Though she clearly has the powers of the Jedi, and was even able to beat Kylo Ren in a fight, Rey is untrained and unsure of her own abilities. She can shoot, handle a lightsaber, use minor force abilities, and has a definite willpower. She is also a talented mechanic.

Weaknesses – With no training of any kind, physical or mental, she is at a huge disadvantaged with juggernaut Vader on the field. Getting into a straight duel would spell the end for her.

Kylo Ren:

Strengths – We just said Rey beat him, but there is a caveat. Earlier, Chewbacca shoots Kylo Ren with his Wookiee bowcaster, a weapon powerful enough to disembowel at a distance. Not only does he survive the blow, but he then fights Finn and Rey in the climactic battle. Clearly, the man has more physical power than he gets credit for. He’s also talented with his lightsaber, well-versed in the force, and ruthless.

Weaknesses – As the heartbreaking bridge scene tells us, Kylo Ren is wracked with guilt and unsure if he should really be playing his part as Sith Lord. He also can sometimes lose focus, as well as losing control when his anger gets the best of him.

Darth Vader:

Strengths – Power, armor, lightsaber skills, force mastery.

Weaknesses – despite his imposing size and strength, he is a hurt man. Striking his life-support systems could put him out of commission, and a long, drawn-out battle would tire him. Finally, if somebody can reach the emotional side he’s hidden deep within it may stun him.

Luke Skywalker:

Strengths – Luke is a talented pilot, and engineer. He also has his ligthsaber in hand, is a good shot, and has a deep connection to the force. He also has youthful pluck in spades.

Weaknesses – Not very well-trained, not very strong, and without the quiet intensity Rey has, Luke is a huge handcuff for Vader in a two-on-two.

The battle:

Of the four, Kylo is the most likely to rush into battle. The question is would he go after Luke or Vader? The point seems moot, since Vader would probably leap to Luke’s defense. Either way, the two battles would be Kylo against Vader and Luke against Rey.

Luke and Rey, both beginning their Jedi lives, would likely take things slow. However, Rey seems more aggressive of the two, as well as having even more natural abilities than Luke. The close-quarters battle we see at the end of Episode VII gives credence to the thought Rey will quickly overpower Luke, leading to her victory.

Kylo might catch Vader off-guard, but his skill is no match for Vader’s experience, as well as the incredible power Vader possesses naturally. His armor also provides him more. It’s more of a toss-up than Rey and Luke, but still trends in Vader’s favor.

With Rey and Darth Vader left, victory all but seems certain of the original trilogy villain. If Vader teases and tests her, as he did with Luke at the end of Episode V, she may find an opening and poke through, but most of the time Vader will emerge victorious.

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Grand Heritage New Costumes

Trying to find a costume with a little more oomph this Halloween, but still want to show off Star Wars style? We now offer a new set of grand heritage costumes that are sure to make you feel ready to take on the Sith, conquer the galaxy, or rule Cloud City!

A Grand Heritage of Star Wars!

Kylo Ren Grand HeritageAs the new villain of the Star Wars movies, Kylo Ren still has a lot to show us. He dueled Rey, sent Han Solo down an endless shaft, and even took a bowcaster bolt straight to the chest. Pick up the Grand Heritage Kylo Ren Adult Costume to turn yourself into the next generation of the Sith. Continue Darth Vader’s legacy of power over the galaxy!

Rey Grand HeritageWear the Grand Heritage Rey Adult Costume to become the newest heroine of the sequel trilogy! She may not know much about her history and heritage, but she knows she has a great destiny in store. As she battles against Kylo Ren and the First Order, this young Jedi looks to save the galaxy from the Sith once again!

Han Solo Grand HeritageHe isn’t the first space rogue, but Han Solo is the progenitor of every morally-ambivalent spacefarer since the beginning. When you get the Grand Heritage Han Solo Adult Costume, you’re ready to join Luke, Princess Leia, and your dependable co-pilot Chewie at what will eventually turn into one of the greatest movie events of all time!

Lando Calrissian Grand HeritageIn the Grand Heritage Lando Calrissian Adult Costume, become the famous ruler of Bespin’s floating Cloud City! The Empire made a grave mistake when it double-crossed this sharp-witted smooth talker. Don’t miss this character from the Empire Strikes Back–looking good has never been easier!

X-Wing Fighter Grand HeritageThe Rebels must always be ready to fight a larger and more powerful force. In the Grand Heritage X-Wing Fighter Pilot Adult Costume, you’re part of the Rebel’s space-fighting force. Launch the attack against the Death Star, defend Echo base, and battle among dueling fleets over the forest moon of Endor!

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Episode VII Costumes

The time has come at last, Star Wars fans. Now, throughout the land, Star Wars VII toys, figures, and other merchandise is available for legal purchase. We’re right there with you: You now have the capability to browse our collection of Episode VII costumes and accessories! For your pleasure, we will list and detail some of the choices you have for your Halloween costume. As always, don’t forget to enter our second annual Halloween Spookstakes at the bottom for a chance at free costumes!

First up is the new hero, the scion of the Jedi generation, and the man who must face down Kylo Ren: Finn!

Episode VII Finn
Kid’s Finn Costume

The earlier Star Wars heroes, Luke and Anakin Skywalker, are constant and irreplaceable Halloween characters; it’s nearly assured to us Finn will be the same. A simple design for an ex-stormtrooper and new Jedi, kids will love the chance to be the hero!

Finn’s companion and co-main character, Rey, is still shrouded in mystery. Does she hold a relation to a previous character, perhaps the daughter of Han and Leia? What we do know is: she looks good.

Episode VII Rey Costume
Rey Adult Costume

She’s prepared to fight against the revitalized Empire (now known as the First Order) and do everything she can to keep the peace in the galaxy.

Episode VII Kylo Ren
Kylo Ren Adult Costume

Kylo Ren, a member of the enigmatic Knights of Ren and an assistant of the Supreme Leader of the First Order Snoke, is the series’ new masked opponent for the heroes and heroines to match wits with. His unique three-pronged lightsaber and dark attire paint him as a dangerous enemy that will surely make many appearances this Halloween and beyond!

The Final named character we have access to at the moment is one even more hidden than the others: Captain Phasma, played by Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth from Game of Thrones), we have seen neither this character’s face, nor do we know even the barest details of her circumstances. All we know is she works with the First Order, and her chrome armor is pimp

Episode VII Captain Phasma
Captain Phasma Kids Costume
Episode VII Flametrooper
Adult Flametrooper Costume

Captain Phasma may lead the troopers of the First Order, but she certainly isn’t the only member. Along with the re-imagined Stormtroopers in classic white armor, Flametroopers are also present. We don’t know exactly what function they take (though flame seems to be indicated), but they’re cool outfits are sure to inspire Halloween-goers.

Their design combines the stormtrooper’s faceless white armor pieces with a new, emotionless helmet for an ultra-cool look.

The Stormtrooper Costume has been a classic part of the Halloween culture ever since the original movie was debuted in 1977. The new version is prepared the take the costume world by storm.

Episode VII Stormtrooper
Super Deluxe Kids Episode VII Stormtrooper Costume

Thanks for looking through our new Star Wars Episode VII styles! Browse our selection now, and enter the Official Costumes sweepstakes for a chance at free costumes!