Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 5 Is Yet Another Showcase Of Darth Vader's Incredible Power

Warning: major spoilers ahead for "Obi-Wan Kenobi."

Episode 5 of "Obi-Wan Kenobi" features a string of momentous sequences, from Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) being able to tune into the Force and feel a disturbance (after being cut off from the Force for ten years) to Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen) displaying his terrifying Force abilities as the events play out. There is also the major Reva (Moses Ingram) reveal, as we are finally granted a look into her past as a youngling during Order 66, where she witnessed Anakin's enraged brutality firsthand when he murdered the younglings inside the Jedi temple.

While we are treated to an amazing Prequel-era flashback that strengthens the foundation of Obi-Wan and Anakin's relationship, this episode is a stark reminder of Vader's terrifying powers and the reason why he is feared by even the most ruthless of Inquisitors. The original trilogy sets up Vader's legacy pretty well, which has since been fleshed out in numerous comics and animated installments that are a part of canon. However, the Vader scenes in episode 5 of "Obi-Wan Kenobi" are truly something else.

Although the comics have delved into some pretty dark Darth Vader moments, this is probably one of the most exciting live-action offerings with the Sith Lord taking center stage. Let us look at some of the scenes that highlight his incredible power, and they match up to his absolutely badass, yet terrifying entrance at the end of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."

The Force is strong with this one

Vader has always had his way with the Force, as few in the galaxy can tap into its power in the way he can. We can have watched him wreak havoc with the help of the Force, destroying entire structures in a matter of seconds, manipulating matter around him to his advantage during fights. Vader's use of the Force has always been steered by his intense emotions, as seen in the comics several times, in which he force chokes his stormtroopers often for minor offenses, killing them instantly.

Episode 4 of "Obi-Wan Kenobi" saw Vader stomp angrily through the halls of Fortress Inquisitorius, and force choke Reva for her failures — while this scene is extremely brief, it was a memorable part of the episode. Episode 5 displays Vader's incredible ability to wield the Force when he stops an entire ship filled with passengers mid-flight, forcing the craft to crash back into the ground.

Although Obi-Wan manages to one-up Vader by managing to escape along with the innocent passengers, this scene is breathtaking to watch, as it demonstrates the full extent of Vader's powers, especially when he's enraged.

Demolishing an opponent, in style

Reva is an average Force user, although her abilities are not lacking in any sense. After all, she was able to (almost) kill the Grand Inquisitor (Rupert Friend) and use the Force in many instances to progress through her missions. However, her abilities are nothing when compared to Vader's, and this gulf in power could not be more abundantly clear during their fight sequence at the end of the episode.

Reva draws her lightsaber and attempts to attack Vader from behind, but he senses her and blocks her simply with the Force (he makes it look so effortless, it's insane). While Reva comes at Vader with all her rage and the thirst for revenge, Vader does not even bother to use his lightsaber, as he spends a good chunk of the fight blocking her with the Force alone. Reva is dragged around like a puppet, unable to strike Vader, and the latter Force pulls her double-bladed lightsaber and splits it into two, tossing her one for the sake of a fair fight.

Vader's gesture here is simply him toying with her — even after the playing field is leveled, Reva is no match for Vader, and he drives her lightsaber right through her. While this scene is tragic, especially due to the parallels between a young Reva and Inquisitor Reva, Vader's callous ruthlessness has been captured perfectly in this scene.

Special shoutout to the part in which Reva spins the double-bladed saber like a rotor, but Vader simply slows down the blades with the Force. Chills. Incredible. I have no notes.

Darth Vader is unstoppable, you guys

This is not the first time we have seen Vader being absolutely terrifying in live-action, as the original trilogy allows glimpses into his raw power, especially when he fights a young Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in "The Empire Strikes Back." "Rogue One" comes to mind, of course, as Vader's entrance in the hallway scene is something to remember.

The reason why this scene works so well is due to the way it is framed: Vader emerging from the shadows, his distinct breathing reverberating through the hallway, the glint of his red lightsaber glistening in the dark. What follows is swift, ruthless murder: the man is a killing machine, swatting rebels out of his way, and not leaving a single soul alive.

While I still think "Rogue One" takes the cake in demonstrating Vader's unstoppable power, "Obi-Wan Kenobi" does a great job of establishing his ability to use the Force in extremely creative ways. The mere presence of the man instills the bravest of rebels with terror, such as when Cere Junda asks Cal Kestis to simply run when Vader suddenly arrives and kills Trilla Suduri during the Nur mission in "Jedi: Fallen Order."

Other honorary mentions include Vader's battle with Ezra Bridger in "Star Wars Rebels" and his ability to long-distance Force choke Admiral Ozzel in "The Empire Strikes Back." "Obi-Wan Kenobi" continues this tradition of badass Darth Vader moments, and will hopefully up the ante in the penultimate episode set to air next week.

"Obi-Wan Kenobi" is currently streaming on Disney+.