The history of Star Wars is a long and complex one. When the movies first came out, it was a simple space opera, but since then, the franchise has expanded to become one of the most lucrative ones in history. Today, we see Disney produce various streaming series related to George Lucas’ original concept, with Obi-Wan Kenobi being the most recent one. In this article, we have decided to compare two characters from the miniseries to determine who the stronger one is – one of them is Obi-Wan Kenobi, the show’s titular hero, and the other is Reva, the Third Sister.
Obi-Wan Kenobi would be able to defeat Reva, without any doubt. And while, at the moment, he might not be at full capacity due to his seclusion and separation from the Force, his skills are not something one forgets easily. Regardless of her skills and training, the Third Sister would simply not be a proper match for the legendary Jedi Master.
The rest of this article will further elaborate on the above-given answer, as we are going to compare Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Third Sister in more detail. We are going to tell you a bit about the two characters, as well as their skills, feats, and abilities. In the end, we are going to give you a final verdict on why we’re certain that Obi-Wan Kenobi would win.
Obi-Wan Kenobi and his powers
Obi-Wan Kenobi, also known as Ben Kenobi, is a fictional character from the Star Wars sci-fi saga. Alec Guinness played him in the original trilogy, in which he serves as a mentor to Luke Skywalker, who teaches in the ways of the Jedi, and by Ewan McGregor in the prequel trilogy and in the Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries, where he is the Master and friend of Anakin Skywalker until his exile.
He also appears in the movie Star Wars: The Clone Wars, in the series of the same name, and in Star Wars Rebels. Initially, Qui-Gon Jinn’s Padawan, along with his Master, he is involved in the battle of Naboo against the droid army of the Trade Federation. After Qui-Gon’s death at the hands of the Sith Darth Maul, he is promoted to Jedi Knight, and the young Anakin Skywalker is assigned to him as a student.
The two, having become great friends, become generals of the Republic and of the legends during the wars of the clones. Following the passage to the Dark Side of Anakin and the birth of the Empire, he exiles himself on Tatooine and becomes, years later, the mentor of Luke Skywalker, who will direct his path towards the ways of the Jedi. Obi-Wan appears physically in the first four episodes and as a ghost in the following ones (excluding Episode VIII).
Despite preferring diplomacy, Kenobi was known as one of the Order’s greatest swordsmen alongside Yoda and Windu and the absolute master of the Soresu style of lightsaber combat. Kenobi had initially studied the Ataru form with Qui-Gon Jinn, later abandoning it due to the death of his mentor. Kenobi also knew elements of the Sokan form.
Near the end of the Clone Wars, Kenobi was proclaimed Master of Soresu by Master Mace Windu. During his exile on Tatooine, Kenobi’s reflexes fade over time, so he studies the Shien style, which he uses in his last fight with Dart Vader on the Death Star. His calm and compassionate character has earned him many friendships across the galaxy, including Gardulla the Hutt, Hondo Onhaka, Dexter Jettster, and Jar Jar Binks. Even his enemies, excluding General Grievous, respect him.
Qui-Gon Jinn has had a great impact and influence on Obi-Wan’s personality: Kenobi, in fact, has always looked to the example of the missing master to know the way forward, even though Qui-Gon was not a “conventional” Jedi. He had inherited great wisdom and also deep and sincere goodness.
In addition, although he preferred to use the sword when forced to fight, Kenobi also had vast knowledge of the Force: he was proficient in mind control techniques, such as Force Persuasion, and he knew how to use Animal Control very well, and was also very skilled in Deflection and in the Push of Force, techniques that, using telekinesis, allow you to throw away and bend/deflect blows.
He was an excellent pilot, although he claimed to hate flying. He was also a very good mechanic, although not on the level of Anakin Skywalker. Kenobi easily understood complex languages, such as Wookiee, and he understood and spoke Twil’lek perfectly.
Kenobi had two women who became infatuated with him in the course of his life: in the expanded universe, the first was Siri Tachi, Padawan of Adi Gallia, with whom he decided not to continue in that way to prevent the Dark Side from involving them; in the new canon the second was Satine Kryze, Duchess of Mandalore, who fell in love with the Jedi when he, during his apprenticeship, was sent together with Qui-Gon Jinn on Draboon to protect her from some mercenaries, many years before the wars of the clones and the invasion of Naboo.
Although Kenobi reciprocated her feelings towards the Duchess, he was forced to refuse her advances due to her Jedi status; he was then deeply saddened when, in 20 BBY, Satine died in his arms at the hands of the “resurrected” Darth Maul. Much has been said about his death at the hands of Dart Vader on the Death Star; clearly, after years and years of the old Jedi carrying the heavy burden of his friend Anakin’s passage to the dark side, Obi-Wan chose to face his fallen apprentice one last time to help Luke and the others to escape and thus “atone” for his failure.
This explains why Obi-Wan tells Luke in Return of the Jedi the story of Vader’s rise to the dark side in a regretful voice, always trying to fill the enormous pain he indirectly created by failing as a master.
Reva, the Third Sister, and her powers
The Third Sister, whose real name is Reva, was a Force-sensitive human woman who served the Galactic Empire as an Inquisitor during the Great Jedi Purge. Like the other Inquisitors, the Third Sister was a former Jedi turned to the dark side of the Force, tasked with hunting down surviving members of the Jedi Order during the Great Jedi Purge.
Around 9 BBY, the Third Sister was sent to Tatooine with the Grand Inquisitor and the Fifth Brother to hunt down the Jedi Nari, who was hiding on the planer. The Third Sister, who was obsessed with finding fugitive Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi to increase her standing with inquisitor ruler Darth Vader, arranged for the kidnapping of Leia Organa, daughter of Imperial Senator Bail Organa.
Rightly suspecting that the Senator would turn to his former Jedi ally, the Third Sister found Kenobi hiding in a hangar on the planet Daiyu, but the Grand Inquisitor arrived and intervened. Not wanting to concede to her superior that she had located the Jedi Master, she pierced the Grand Inquisitor with her lightsaber and watched as Kenobi fled the scene with Leia, swearing to find him.
After the Grand Inquisitor’s supposed death, the Third Sister had a chance of being promoted to her position by Lord Vader, aware of her ambitions, if she found out where the runaway Kenobis currently was for him. After Kenobi’s discovery on Mapuzo, the Third Sister, Fifth Brother, and Fourth Sister accompanied Lord Vader there as he attempted to carry out his vendetta.
As her master pursued his prey and her colleagues rounded up the townspeople, the Third Sister ambushed Leia through the hidden local tunnel network. The Third Sister has substantial skills with the lightsaber and could use it to cut people’s hands and stab people with it. Most notably, she could use her lightsaber to effectively block explosions from a T-47 airspeeder.
Reva was also able to utilize The Force, lifting and throwing an explosive at an airspeeder trying to escape Fortress Inquisitorius. She could also Mind probe people and used the Force to collapse an antenna tower while chasing Kenobi. Regardless of this, the Third Sister was quite defenseless against attacks from other force-users, as the Grand Inquisitor easily kicked her back after he blocked her lightsaber strike using the Force.
She was also forbidden from sitting on a specific chair in the fortress by the Fifth Brother and was also almost Force choked by Vader, being easily immobilized on all of these occasions.
Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Reva, the Third Sister: Who would win?
And now for the most important and interesting section of our article – the analysis. Here, we are going to use what we have found out about these two characters and analyze how all these facts would (or would not) help them in a fight against each other. Let us continue.
Now, if you observe what we have written about these two characters, you’ll notice that they are essentially very similar, but are two opposite sides of one same coin. Reva also started off as a Jedi but turned to the Dark Side, while Obi-Wan Kenobi never strayed from the path of the Light Side. Now, Reva has been subjected to rigorous training and she has proven herself to be enormously capable and frightening, but what can she do against Obi-Wan Kenobi? Very little, actually.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the best Jedi in history. He came very close to the power level of Master Yoda and Yoda respected him as a close friend and ally. Obi-Wan Kenobi was enormously skilled, both in the ways of the Force and with the lightsaber. He was one of the Republic’s most trusted and skilled generals. Sure, at this point in the miniseries, he might seem weak, but trust us – Obi-Wan is a majestic fighter.
There is absolutely no doubt that Obi-Wan would (and will) defeat Reva in a direct clash. We don’t know whether the show will set that up, but Obi-Wan’s skills with the Force and his lightsaber techniques are above Reva’s in every way, which is why he is the absolute winner in this duel, regardless of the circumstances the two would fight in.