He did excellent in the prequels, and for me showed us what a powerful force user can do. When he tossed those senate pods like frisbees I was thinking, yes this is what I built up the force to be when I was younger. I love when he says, "Master Yoda, you survived." in an almost "It would have been nice if you were killed but I guess I'll just have to take of this myself." way. The prequels actually helped to make him more of a buildup in the Originals now that we know what he is capable of. And Yoda's "do not underestimate the Emperor" words have even more meaning now that we seen what he can do. Well done indeed Ian.