@silver2467: Good post, fun to read. Let's assume this is true for my following question. Wouldn't this still be a remarkable showing of Mace's power even though Sidious wasn't necessarily fighting to the peak of his ability? A lot of people seem to think that Mace isn't a top tier, especially in Force power and wouldn't stand a chance against the likes of Revan, Plaguies, Caedus, Nihilus etc. But wouldn't matching Sidious here put him essentially on the same tier as Sidious in overall power even if he is ultimately weaker by a bit?