The world of Star Wars is full of incredibly powerful users of the dark side of the Force, and we’ve seen a few of them throughout the long history of this fictional universe. Although his canon feats aren’t as fleshed-out as his accomplishments on the Legends side, Darth Revan was one of the most prominent Sith Lords of the era thousands of years before the Skywalker Saga. Meanwhile, the most popular Sith Lord in the Skywalker Saga was Darth Vader. So, who would win in a fight between Darth Revan and Darth Vader?
Darth Vader would win in a fight against Darth Revan because he is a proven lightsaber combatant that has beaten some of the best Jedi Masters of his era. Vader’s power in the Force is also unprecedented. While Revan is known for using the full power of the light and dark sides, Vader’s raw power is greater.
One of the things that fans need to understand is that the way the characters in the Legends video games are portrayed tends to be overblown compared to the portrayal of the canon characters in movies and television shows. But from what we’ve seen from Revan and Vader, the former Anakin Skywalker should take this battle with moderate difficulty. Now, let’s look at this battle in greater detail.
Darth Revan was known as a legendary human male Force user, meaning he has all of the standard abilities of a human being. Nevertheless, he was trained in the ways of the Jedi and the Sith, which means that his physical attributes far surpass what regular humans are capable of. He possesses strength, speed, agility, and reflexes superior to normal humans.
Like most other human male Jedi, Anakin Skywalker was more physically gifted than regular humans because he had Jedi reflexes, speed, and strength. However, when injured, he lost much of his agility and speed and became more of a machine than a man. But his cybernetic limbs allowed Darth Vader superior strength over regular Jedi. As such, Vader sacrificed speed and mobility for strength.
Even though Revan should be faster and more agile, Vader should be stronger. That’s why we can’t give this round to any of them.
Revan 0, Vader 0
During his time, Darth Revan was a renowned lightsaber duelist and was able to defeat a lot of different Dark Jedi and Force users with his ability as a combatant. He was such a great duelist that he could use acrobatic abilities that the Force bolstered. Revan also displayed his great combat skills when he defeated Mandalore the Ultimate, the strongest Mandalorian of his time.
Even after he became a cybernetic monster, Darth Vader was still one of the greatest lightsaber duelists of his time and was supreme in terms of his superiority compared to other Jedi Knights and Masters when it came to his ability to use his saber. He mastered Form V: Shien and Djem So and was proficient in almost all forms of lightsaber combat. The fact that he mastered Form V allowed him to have a good combination of offense and defense when it came to fighting different Force users and lightsaber duelists.
Even though Revan’s feats as a lightsaber combatant were excellent, not a lot of lightsaber duelists could match Vader’s overall combat skills. That’s why the Sith enforcer takes this round.
Revan 0, Vader 1
He might have been a Legends character, but Darth Revan was one of the few characters in Star Wars to find a good balance between the light and the dark sides of the Force, as he could use either or both sides to full effect. He was also a master of telekinesis because he could use the Force to hurl large and heavy objects and wield two additional lightsabers without using his hands. Revan also had Force Sense, which allowed him to sense other beings around him or see the future.
Anakin Skywalker was born with the highest midi-chlorian count in history and was the Chosen One because his potential with the Force far exceeded the norm. As such, Anakin was supposed to be the greatest user of the Force in history, only to lose limbs and suffer injuries that cut his potential down. Despite that, he was still extremely powerful in the Force and was stronger than most Jedi Masters and Sith Lords. He displayed his control over telekinesis when he could crush entire rooms with a single thought and bring down a shuttle using the Force.
In the Legends universe, Revan’s Force powers were sort of overblown due to the video-game nature of his storyline. But Vader’s Force feats have always been impressive in movies, television shows, and video games. And the fact that he was supposed to be the GOAT of the Force says a lot about his potential.
Revan 0, Vader 2
Darth Revan was a powerful Sith Lord and Jedi, a charismatic leader, and a great strategist. As powerful as he was in the Force, he was even greater in his ability to lead and formulate some of the best tactics to put himself and his people in a good position to lead. He was very logical in his approach and wasn’t as emotional when making decisions.
Even when he was still Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vader was always a good leader that could command the loyalty of the people under him. He was charismatic as Anakin but was a fearsome enforcer that made people bow down to his will when he was Vader. Vader also used strategies and tactics that were unconventional and somewhat reckless but were quite effective. And he often used his instincts when deciphering what his opponents were trying to accomplish.
Vader’s ability to command and come up with strategies may be impressive. But Revan was always the more dangerous mind when it came to comparing the two of them. Revan was also a better leader because he led using his charisma instead of inciting fear.
Revan 1, Vader 2
Darth Revan lived during a somewhat troublesome time when there were still a good number of Jedi and Sith, and that’s why some would say that defeating dozens of Dark Jedi was a bit overblown. Of course, let’s consider that the quality of his opponents at that time was diluted because there were more Force users during his time. But he still defeated powerful Jedi and Sith Lords, incredibly gifted fighters and Force users.
One of the most accomplished Sith Lords of his time was Darth Vader, who defeated Count Dooku using his inner darkness, stormed the Jedi Temple and killed a lot of Jedi Knights, Masters, and younglings, and hunted down surviving Jedi Knights and Masters. As such, we can’t say for sure how many Force users Vader killed during his time, but he did kill notable names, including Cere Junda and Obi-Wan Kenobi. As such, his feats speak for themselves.
Darth Vader’s feats are much more impressive than Darth Revan’s accomplishments because the quality of the Jedi he killed was higher than the ones that the ancient Sith Lord/Jedi defeated. As such, we’d have to give this one to Vader.
Revan 1, Vader 3
Darth Revan vs. Darth Vader: Who Wins?
When it comes right down to it, Darth Vader is simply the more powerful Sith Lord and more accomplished Force user compared to Darth Revan. We often overblow the accomplishments of Legends characters that lived thousands of years before the events of the Skywalker Saga.
But let’s not forget that the people that Vader fought and killed during his time were also incredibly powerful. And that’s why Darth Vader is still more powerful than Darth Revan and would beat his fellow Sith Lord with moderate difficulty.