Because Star Wars is a big cluster chuck of contradicting stories that have been deemed "not cannon" by the very company that owns it. Disney has said that pretty much the movies, the clone wars series, and a few comics they released are all that's cannon. And when it comes to Halo nearly everything is cannon except escalation correct?ChasCT2 wrote:Most are not. However, certain ones are, just see Mace Windu for example.hsvrunlover wrote:And Jedi are not really so much "super soldiers" that excel in combat. If a Spartan were to shoot at him from a distance he would not have much of a way to defend against that due to the weapons humans use. And if they were to engage in hand to hand I would still take the Spartan...The Jedi benefit from having super weapons that have no equal in their universe. But we have seen multiple times once that advantage is taken away they are not much more than a very crafty soldier.ChasCT2 wrote:Lightsabers are made out of plasma contained in a magnetic field like the Covenant's.Malion wrote:The blades in lightsabers aren't made of pure light. I believe they're actually made of a special kind of plasma from the crystals that are used.UCO Rhino wrote:Who would win UNSC or The Republic? my answer would sadly be The Republic because of the Jedi and mass numbers of clones. you can correct me if i'm wrong but I pretty sure the Republic are significantly more advanced then the UNSC... But I think the UNSC might win in a space battle now if there were a battle between a Jedi and a Spartan Jedi wins (Don't say a Plasma Pistol will Plasmatize the Lightsaber because it won't how do you plasmatize a Light?!? you can't) not just because the lightsaber but cause of the force and even if the Jedi doesn't use the force the Spartan will shoot at the Jedi and his bullits would melt before they got to the Jedi now if there were a battle between an ODST and a Clone trooper I think the ODST would win they just seam more tactical and better lets just say theres a couple of Clone troopers patroling the area and four drop pods drop down the Clones are like lets go check it out so they do after they get to one of the drop pods one of the four ODST's probibly sniped them or mightive ambushed the Clones. manly do to the fact that the Republic has Jedi's the Republic would win (Sorry Halo fan boys as much as I would want the UNSC to win they won't) and i'm not even going to go to the vehicles obviosly the Republic would win.
ODST > Stormtrooper
Jedi > Spartan
And normal humans have taken out Jedi before. I fail to see why a super solider armed with weaponry that has shown to be effective against Jedi would stand less of a chance. Of course that is for the normal Jedi. When we get to the super rare high tier ones (Yoda, Obi Wan, Windu, Starkiller, etc), well that's a different story. Then again, IG-88 once took over the entire Death Star and kicked Palpatine off it by himself so I guess the Spartans could get lucky.
If we are talking Stormtroopers this is the point when there are only a handful of Jedi. When there are 300+ Spartans who are all stronger, faster, and better armed than any jedi. The force is a deadly weapon but then again, like the guy above said normal people with weapons that are inferior than a light saber have beaten them.
And you're partially correct on the range thing except for one thing, the high tiers. While rare, they have shown the common sense to take away or destroy a ranged combatants' weaponry to ensure they can get to close range. Meanwhile the mooks (average ones essentially) will just run towards them and likely get gunned down before they reach melee range as has been repeatedly shown throughout both canons.
As for the speed and strength thing, depends on which source. If we use Legends Obi Wan for example, the Spartans are -Yoinked!- as he is fast enough to keep up with a cyborg who can make 1,200 swings a minute and can enhance his strength with the Force.
As for your second post, why should we limit the Jedi to just the movies? If we do that, then it's only fair that we only use the games to judge the Spartans (you know, the same ones that make them worse than drunk high schoolers?) since both are their main source of low ends.
And Mace is my favorite Jedi but I'm curious about how he would be considered a super soldier. Is he a great warrior? Yes, but again Jedi are built to fight against non super soldier beings who use weapons that their swords can counter. Using a light saber against a Spartan would be no different than a Samurai trying to right a US Marine with a gun.
Now I will say that someone of Yoda's caliber could use the force to stop all incoming projectiles from hitting him. But even Yoda can't defend and attack at the same time, when he uses the force he usually uses both hands. And the UNSC would not be stupid enough to do one vs one fights, Yoda would eventually run out of gas and someone would shoot him from a distance.
Or they could just glass him lol.