If Lucas didn't originally intend for the dark side to be stronger, then why was the Emperor able to overpower Luke so easily with force lightning? farrell, this scene seems to confuse the hell out you....you continue to rant about "how powerful the emperor seemed in this scene". I dont know what the emperor did for you back in '83 but he attacked a man who had given up. Think about it.....Luke had GIVEN UP! He threw his weapon away, this scene did not make the emperor seem 'untouchable'. It's obvious that Lucas originally intended for the darkside and lightside to be equals....with Luke and Vader being equals (with Luke being younger and having more potential) and Yoda and Sidious being equals.(two old wise force masters from each side). The best way to keep from getting confused is to stop applying Lucas' new quotes/comments to his original trilogy.....he is an entirely different man than the same one who created 'StarWars' back in the day. New comments for the new trilogy. Old comments for the old trilogy.