I respectfully disagree, even though this may be the first time I am on the completely opposite side as you. You seem to have changed your point of view here, COMMANDER76. I think that, while better off than Mace's posse, Kenobi wouldn't fare very well against Sidious. Lucas and Yoda agree on that point, and I do think Lucas would have mentioned Obi-Wan if he could compete with the Emperor even though he never actually faced the Emperor in combat, because he mentioned what Anakin could have done if he hadn't gotten beat up, and Anakin never faced the Emperor in combat before he got beat up, or at all, really, because tossing the Emperor into that hole wasn't combat in the strictest sense. So I think Lucas mentioned all that could stand a chance against the Emperor there, and it was just Mace, Yoda and Anakin. Kenobi, while a very skilled and powerful Jedi, is not in the same league as either of these characters. Besides, if Obi-Wan would have the same ability against the Emperor as Mace did, it raises the question why he and Yoda didn't take on the Emperor together. Surely, if Obi-Wan had any lasting power against the Emperor, wouldn't they be able use that numerical advantage to win?