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"I can't see ever using such a Mark"
―Obi-Wan Kenobi regarding the mou kei Mark of Contact.[src]

The mou kei was a devastating finishing move in lightsaber combat involving the cutting off of several limbs at once.[1] It became a rare move to use.

MethodologyEdit

Mou kei literally meant "to dismember."[1] This was accomplished through the use of a series of circular motions with the lightsaber aimed at the major limbs. The attack was a Sith favorite, as it completely destroyed the opponent, both figuratively and literally. Using this move with the goal of dismembering an opponent could have been viewed as little more than all-out butchery. Athough Obi-Wan Kenobi had no other choice against Darth Vader, its usage by Jedi was forbidden given the many alternative Marks of Contact.[1]

Example(s)Edit

A mou kei strike was used by Obi-Wan Kenobi against Darth Vader during their showdown on Mustafar, removing his left arm and both his legs and ending their duel.

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Lightsabers
Combat:
Duel · Dun Möch · Fast style · Jar'Kai · Medium style · Strong style · Form "Zero" · Lus-ma · Mounted · Sokan · Three rings of defense · Trispzest · Tràkata
Forms:
I (Shii-Cho) · II (Makashi) · III (Soresu) · IV (Ataru) · V (Shien / Djem So) · VI (Niman) · VII (Juyo / Vaapad)
Techniques:
Center of Being · Cho mai · Cho mok · Cho sun · Dulon · Faalo's cadences · Faalo's Will · Falling Leaf · Flowing Water · Jedi ready · Jung · Jung ma · Kai-kan · Mou kei · Mountain Storm · Praetoria Ishu · Praetoria Vonil · Sai · Sai cha · Sai tok · Sequence · Shiak · Shiim · Shun · Snake Ascending a Waterfall‎ · Su · Sun djem · Twin Suns · Velocities
Variations:
Crossguard lightsaber · Curved-hilt lightsaber · Darksaber · Dual-phase lightsaber · Double-bladed lightsaber · Forcesaber · Imperial Knight lightsaber · Interlocking hilt · Lightclub · Lightfoil · Lightwhip · Long-handle lightsaber · Lightsaber pike · Protosaber · Sabercane · Shoto / Guard shoto · Sith lightsaber · Training lightsaber (Electroblade training sword · Sith training saber)
Lightsaber-resistant materials:
Amphistaff · Armorweave · Cortosis · Force weapon · Mandalorian iron · Neuranium · Orbalisks · Zillo Beast · Phrik · Sith alchemy · Songsteel · Ultrachrome · Vonduun crab
Technology:
Activation stud · Bifurcating cyclical-ignition pulse · Blade power adjustment knob · Blade emitter · Crystal · Diatium power cell · Discharge energy cell · Emitter matrix · Enhancement jewel · Fibercord · Field energizer · Flux aperture · Focusing lens · Force-activated · Hilt · Inert power insulator · Ion energy cell · Locking activator · Pommel cap · Power pack · Pressure grip · Stabilizing ring · Trapped grip
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