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Poll: Who is the Best Pilot in the Star Wars Galaxy?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Books & Comics + Legends' started by Hard Case, Oct 1, 2018.

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Who is the Best Pilot in the Star Wars Galaxy?

  1. Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader

    34.0%
  2. Han Solo

    37.7%
  3. Hera Syndulla

    3.8%
  4. Kylo Ren (Ben Solo)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Lando Calrissian

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Luke Skywalker

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Poe Dameron

    13.2%
  8. Rey

    1.9%
  9. Wedge Antilles

    7.5%
  10. Other (tell us in the comments)

    1.9%
  1. Fuzzball

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    Right on, @Pawek_13! Chewie is the unsung hero of Star Wars! #NoMedalForTheWookieeRebel

    Can I get a high-five?

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    And as a wise philosopher once said,

    "Life's better with company. Every pilot needs a co-pilot".
    — George Clooney

    Who better to have as your co-pilot other than the mighty Chewbacca, the greatest co-pilot in the galaxy EVER?

     
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  2. Josh

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    porkins
     
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  3. Lock_S_Foils

    Lock_S_Foils Red Leader

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    OK, how could an X-Wing pilot such as myself not get involved in such an awesome thread.

    HOWEVER, your poll is missing the BEST pilot in the galaxy, he's not even a choice!!!????!!????!??!???

    The ONLY pilot who completed ALL 3 of these tasks:

    1. Participated in Battle of Yavin, the attack on Death Star 1

    2. Participated in Battle of Endor, AND FIRED THE KILL SHOT, in the attack on Death Star 2

    3. Participated in Battle of Hoth, and took down an AT-AT with "harpoon and tow cable", THE ONLY PILOT TO DO IT!!!!!

    Wedge Antilles.....hands down

    WedgeHelmetless-ROTJHD.jpg


    --- Double Post Merged, Oct 3, 2018, Original Post Date: Oct 3, 2018 ---
    Goosebump moment at 1:15.....

    RED LEADER STANDING BY....
    Capture-Red Leader in ROTJ.JPG
     
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  4. Hard Case

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    I guess in Star Wars though the question of "does anybody really do anything without the influence of the Force?" should be considered. Even though Han didn't believe in it in his younger days and never studied/worked to attune his senses to it, he may still be tapping into its power on a subconscious level. The same could be said for Poe as well. As skilled as Han is, a lot of his successful exploits could be attributed to mere luck at a glance. However, Obi-Wan points out that in his experience, there's no such thing as luck, implying that the Force's influence reaches into the realm of happenings that non-believers would consider to be luck or coincidence. However, I totally see your point though. Tapping into the Force subconsciously and harnessing its full might are two different things, so I can appreciate you giving the edge to the "non-Force-users" here for that reason.
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    I considered adding Wedge originally. And you do make some great points in your post. When it comes down to it though, I decided against it since Wedge ends up following Luke's lead instead of assuming the top spot himself, which leads me to believe that he conceded to Luke's superior skill as a pilot. That being said, it could just be a situation where he preferred not to take on the leadership role in Rogue Squadron as Luke, being the charismatic Force-powered individual that he is, made more sense for morale. But he does end up leading the Squadron in Luke's absence, and his skill is incredible.
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    *UPDATE* - I have added Wedge Antilles to the poll. I also included the option to change your vote as the votes originally cast under "other" are now showing up for Wedge. I can't delete these votes or move them to the right place, but users now have the option to change their original choice.
     
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    Red Leader copies and concurs with your inclusion of Wedge!!!!
     
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    So was jumping from the hangar.


    Took asteroid balls and 4 loose screws to pull those TFA moves off.
     
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    Rey. At least I would love her to become the best pilot in the Resistance. With the Resistance being so small now, there is not much competition anyway. To see her put on a X-Wing helmet again in Episode 9 and knocking it out of the park, IMO that would be a nice setup and payoff and something I would love to see.


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    Kylo Ren => the best pilot of the FO
    Rey => the best pilot of the Resistance
    #ReyloConfirmed

    But maybe they can really fly together in IX (in one ship or each in a seperate ship). This could be awesome.
     
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    I think this scene would count too. Vader's tie fighter hovering down as Vader is on top. I tried to find a gif but a picture will have to work

    vader-atop-tiefighter.jpg
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    I mean who else can eat and fly the X-Wing at the same time?

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    I agree. It's a shame that they couldn't get him to come back for the ST.
     
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    I am not sure that counts as amazing piloting, but it is certainly amazing.
     
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    Gotta add Chewbacca to the poll... the sequence at the end of TLJ was impressive - plus handling the AT_ST on Endor? he deserves a vote or two
     
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    #Autopilot
     
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    I voted Wedge because of the manoeuvre he made in ANH saving Luke was impressive. Still get goosebumps when that scene plays out.
     
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    My head says Vader, my heard says Poe. I went with Vader, sigh...

    I will say that while I think Vader is the best pilot, Hera and Poe have the best evidence.
     
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    Not being force-attuned also is what tips me to Han. Poe is a close...ish second.
     
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    No force when flying IS something special in the GFFA.
     
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    You left out Kaz! Haha, just kidding.
     
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    Well, he is the accidentally self-proclaimed "best pilot in the galaxy". lol
     
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    There can be only one. Han Solo. ;)
     
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    I voted for Han but Poe showed great skills in this ST, also.
     
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