As presented in the preliminary Star Wars trilogy, Luke takes advantage of the specific very same combating style as Darth Vader, which he later provides to Leia in canon as well as likewise Legends.
Although they were challengers for a great deal of the preliminary Star Wars trilogy, Luke Skywalker used the specific very same lightsaber combating style as Darth Vader, as well as likewise this specific very same style was later used by Leia upon completing her Jedi training. In both canon as well as likewise Legends (the original Star Wars timeline, formerly called the Expanded Universe), there are 7 sorts of lightsaber battle. Form V was the style of option for Anakin Skywalker, that continued to be to utilize the kind after winding up being the Sith Lord Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker developed into among the galaxy’s most experienced experts of Form V, as presented in Return of the Jedi as well as likewise various Legends-duration non-movie item. Princess Leia Organa’s suggested kind is never ever before specified, yet her training in both links reveals that she furthermore selects Form V.
Form V, with its 2 sub-disciplines of Shien as well as likewise Djem So, is a fast as well as likewise aggressive lightsaber form, focusing on overwhelming and overpowering opponents. As Luke Skywalker demonstrates in Return of the Jedi, Form V is lethal against blaster-using opponents, redirecting blaster bolts back at attackers almost as proficiently as Form III (Obi-Wan’s preferred form). In Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Return of the Jedi, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Form V’s devastating barrages against defending lightsaber-wielders is shown. Like Form VII (Mace Windu’s form), Form V’s inherent aggression forces Jedi to control their emotions rather than suppress them, lest they succumb to the dark side.
Having mastered Form V during his days as a Jedi, Darth Vader modified his technique to accommodate his slower yet stronger cybernetic body. He used Form V effortlessly against Luke in the original trilogy. Luke learned the basics of Forms I and III from Obi-Wan in Star Wars and had more in-depth combat training from Yoda during his month on Dagobah in The Empire Strikes Back. By the time Luke faced Vader in Cloud City, he’d chosen Form V as his preferred style, and honed his skills by their rematch aboard the Death Star II. In both canon and Legends, Leia becomes Luke’s first Jedi student. While Luke could have introduced her to any or all of the seven forms, it’s clear that Leia likewise prefers Form V.
Throughout Legends material, Leia fights aggressively but doesn’t use the same Force-enhanced moves found in Forms IV and VII. Moreover, Leia received additional lightsaber training from Jedi Master Saba Sebatyne, whose fighting style closely matches descriptions of Form V. In The Rise of Skywalker, Leia is shown overpowering Luke with an aggressive barrage (similar to how Anakin defeated Dooku as well as also Luke defeated Vader) and also employing kicks, similar to Luke in Return of the Jedi. Like Anakin, Leia fights with elaborate flourishes (switching between one and also two-handed strikes) and also far less footwork than Luke.
Form V’s aggressiveness and a mixture of speed and strength make it a fitting style for Leia, Luke, and their father. Anakin favored dominance and straightforward fighting tactics. As Vader, his enhanced strength made him even deadlier with the type. Luke got a crash course in Jedi training Star Wars original trilogy, so naturally, he ended up preferring the style with the most decisive techniques. As the technical first student of Luke’s New Jedi Order, Leia fittingly uses such an aggressive lightsaber fighting style. Luke’s Jedi philosophy fixed most of the issues found in the prequel-era Jedi Order, such as controlling feelings instead of suppressing them. Like Darth Vader before them, Luke and also likewise Leia understood the fifth lightsaber battling style, coming to be the preliminary of a new generation of Jedi.