Round 1: No weapons
Round 2: Weapons allowed; Data's phaser cannot exceed the maximum stun setting; Force Hold not permitted.
Round 3: No holds barred.
What if Yoda can't use the Force?
That would be like saying "what if Data had no circuits?" Essentially it'd be changing Yoda so much that it would be pointless to use him. Limiting the Force to only enhancing himself would be more fair, although I still think he curbstomps in that scenario. Data just isn't a good match for Yoda.
Without circuits, Data wouldn't have consciousness. Yoda can still move around and presumably swing his lightsaber without the Force.
But the point is, it limits him to near-uselessness. When Yoda fights, he uses the Force to enhance his body. When he isn't enhancing his body, he's hobbling around on a cane. The Force is presumably why he's stayed alive for so long. Taking it away would severely limit him and pretty much tailor-designs the battle to go Data's way.
Well, I didn't know that. I just don't want Yoda to have the Force so he can cause Data to implode or whatever.
That's why I think that if you do want to limit Yoda, make it so he can't use the Force offensively. Then he can only use it to move around and use his lightsaber. Although I do think Yoda would still win, it'd be a lot more fair.
@dccomicsrule2011: Like a lot of things in Trek, it can be fairly inconsistent. He's shown in a few scenes operating at superhuman speeds such as operating a console or moving around and putting together a toy model for a kid (both done in that hokey 90s fast forwarded-style footage, but still) even though he moves at a normal human pace under most circumstances. He's physically superior to Yoda in every conceivable way by a fair margin and his reflexes are superhuman, though that can possibly be countered by Yoda having access to the Force.
Data was subjected to upgrades throughout the entire series though, so that may explain the inconsistencies, but it's been a while since I've watched the TNG series or movies to recall more of his feats.
As V said, Data can move extremely fast (he can move his hands faster than a human can see them), he is super strong (capable of holding back a car with one hand and casually throwing around Borg drones), and is very durable (machine gun fire does basically nothing to him).
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