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- "But it was so artistically done..."
- ―Qui-Gon Jinn, as Darth Maul stabs him
Form I: Shii-Cho, or "the Way of the Sarlacc," was the simplest of the lightsaber fighting forms. The form involves standing absolutely still and waiting for your opponent to impale him or herself on your motionless blade. (Hence, "the way of the Sarlacc": a creature who waits for its prey to leap into its mouth.)
Form I was invented thousands of years ago when most of the enemies of the Jedi were simple 8-bit computer sprites with very poor AI. Later, when they began playing against sentient opponents, they had to upgrade their fighting forms.
Common elements of Shii-Cho included
- oops ouch, or pierce: wait for your opponent to impale himself in the torso
- choppy thump, or slice: wait for your opponent to drag one of his limbs across the blade, thus removing the limb
- whump facepalm, or decapitation: wait for your opponent to cut his own head off with your blade