Benderbrau wrote:After watching the prequels I don't even get the sense that Luke was prepared to fight Vader. After all Vader/Anakin was trained since a kid by two masters during the height of the Jedi's power. Luke on the other hand was trained for a few weeks maybe on a rusty on ship by a broken old man and in a swamp by another broken old...er...thing.
See, when I first saw the movies, it could make sense. Sure, it was going to be tough for Luke to defeat Vader, but there was a chance. Vader was more cyborg, he was older, and Luke had that whole righteous fire thing going.
The Emperor (without knowledge of the prequels) seemed to be more of a manipulator rather than a powerful SIth lord. SO when he pulls the lightning bolt schtick, it's a surprise. I even wondered whether Yoda or Obi-Wan knew of the Emperor's true powers.
But after watching the prequels, THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL they could have thought that Luke stood any chance against the Emperor AND Vader. Not a chance in hell. That motherfucker was doing triple sow cows or however the fuck you spell it and taking out Jedi MASTERS left and right when he was already an old as fuck Chancellor. Whether Luke threw down his lightsaber or not, there was no way he could have won.