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February 1st 2024, 5:39 am
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This is probably the longest Star Wars post I have written since Super Fight III in 2018. I propose a major reassessment of SWTOR's main characters and scaling, introducing several new scans and arguments, as well as resurrecting some forgotten ones. The blog is split into six main sections -- one per post. Click the spoiler tags to open and read the contents within. 

Section 1. A very short preface on author intent

Section 2. The Outlander is not as powerful as we think

Section 3. Valkorion is not infinitely more powerful than the main characters of SWTOR

Section 4. Reanalysis of threats to Valkorion: Revan, the Hero of Tython, and Vaylin

Section 5. Some preemptive counters

Section 6. Conclusion

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Section 1. A very short preface on author intent


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Section 2. The Outlander is not as powerful as we think


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February 1st 2024, 5:40 am

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February 1st 2024, 5:41 am

Section 4. Revisiting threats to Valkorion: Revan, the Hero of Tython, and Vaylin


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February 1st 2024, 5:45 am

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February 1st 2024, 6:15 am

Section 6. Conclusion


• The Hero of Tython and the Outlander should be separated for scaling purposes because they are not officially the same character, not intended to have the same power-level, and demonstrably do not have the same power-level.

• Between Valkorion's frequent and critical aid and the circumstances of his victories, the Outlander definitely does not scale above Vaylin, and perhaps not even Arcann.

• Valkorion is a top tier Force user and rival to OT or DE Palpatine, but he cannot easily consume planets without preparation, and his mindscape fights do not translate to physical fights.

• All of Valkorion's iterations, from the Revan novel to EOO, have roughly the same power-level. There is little growth or power preservation. 

• Revan is genuinely a threat to Valkorion and wields a considerable portion of his power, as shown in the Revan novel and repeatedly reaffirmed later. He's not Valkorion's level, but he can get in good licks before going down.

• When the Hero of Tython fights Valkorion on Dromund Kaas, it is a clash between a true Grand Master Luke Skywalker-level champion of the Force and Valkorion with a vast portion of his power. 
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February 3rd 2024, 1:58 am
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I feel like this all reflects the actual conceptions the writers had, over what we've all argued across the past decade. Nice to see a good faith approach, should make the era much more digestible for others.
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Last month, Discord did an update that destroyed all the linked images. I've just added all the scans again.
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