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Mercy in Battle: Star Wars Parallels

By Josh Bate

Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker proudly proclaims to his master Obi-Wan, “Mercy doesn’t defeat an enemy” during a routine, yet heated training exercise. This quote from a naive and arrogant Anakin holds much deeper meaning in Star Wars lore than one would initially suspect.

Check out the video below to see how this line from Obi-Wan Kenobi draws upon themes from Return of the Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.

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