Palpatine's slaughter of the majority of the Jedi Masters sent to arrest him has been a point of contention for years. I was just watching it recently, and had a sudden notion. The easy kill isn't Palpatine being super fast, it's the Jedi being shell-shocked by his Force Scream. Think about it. Palpatine does that animal-like roar and leaps over his desk, lightsaber ignited. The Jedi Masters stand there like trees because they're terrified by him. I propose that Palpatine used the Dark side to install fear in the posse. The weaker Masters, Tiin and Kolar are petrified, and Palpatine kills them both with ease. This gives Windu and Fisto time to recover, but Fisto is still scared, evidenced by his panicky parries, and he falls swiftly. Mace is able to shake off the fear and fight, but even he's scared of Palpatine for a bit, as he beats a hasty retreat from the office. Once he's outside, Mace manages to conquer his fear and fights Palpatine with the composure of a Jedi Master. Fear is the ally of the Sith and its how Palpatine managed to kill three Jedi Masters in a matter of moments. Thoughts?