Star Wars: Could Obi-Wan Kenobi have defeated Palpatine in Revenge of the Sith?


A duel at the top that would have represented a lot of risk for the former Jedi master of Anakin Skywalker!

Released in 2005, Revenge of the Sith marked the end of the prelogy as well as the advent of the Sith Empire led by Darth Sidious and his new apprentice, Darth Vader. A dark epilogue, far from what the franchise had so far portrayed. The final duels also represented a major turning point in the franchise, Yoda's exile on Dagobah after his defeat against the Emperor as well as the confrontation on Mustafar between Obi-Wan Kenobi ( Ewan McGregor ) and Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) constituting determining elements for the continuation of the saga. An inevitable outcome that the spectators of the time could not ignore but which pushed them years later to redo the prelogy and in particular to wonder if Obi-Wan Kenobi would have was able to beat Palpatine at the end of Revenge of the Sith .

Yoda facing Palpatine in Revenge of the Sith. See the article : Captain Marvel 2: Carol Danvers and Monica Rambeau's strained relationship explained in the movie? – Credit (s): LucasFilm

If Yoda had not indicated to Obi-Wan that the only possible outcome was to face his apprentice, it cannot be ruled out that the Jedi Knight would have gone hold Chancellor Palpatine to account and would have faced him. A scene that could also have offered a memorable fight but which would most certainly have led to Obi-Wan's defeat. Indeed, if the latter had faced Darth Sidious, there would have been a good chance that the Sith Lord would defeat the famous Jedi, the Emperor being particularly powerful at the end of Revenge of the Sith . Witness the death of Mace Windu. Although the character played by Samuel L. Jackson was particularly experienced, the latter was finally surprised by the power of Palpatine's powers as well as Anakin's abilities.

However, Obi-Wan Kenobi could have beaten the Emperor by tapping into his emotions. Indeed, it is legitimate to think that sadness and disappointment finally invaded Anakin's master when he discovered that he was responsible for several abuses. So Qui-Gon Jinn's padawan could have attempted to use this wave of resentment to challenge Darth Sidious. A path that would have led him down a dangerous path, however, as the Jedi learned to control their emotions so as not to succumb to calls from the dark side. Aware of the risks to his belief, it is therefore not certain that Obi-Wan would have faced Palpatine at the risk of his Strength. A new element which therefore leads us to believe that the Jedi Knight would have been incapable of defeating the Sith Lord, without revealing his emotion and risking to switch to the dark side. Fortunately, Yoda's powers and mastery allowed Yoda to challenge the Emperor and some Republic loyalists to flee, the outcome having been more fatal if Obi-Wan had faced Darth Sidious … 4291399 Revenge of the Sith , also discover the original plan by George Lucas about Darth Vader's origins .

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