In every battle of good and evil weather it be Batman and the Joker or Austen Powers and Dr.evil, the villin is always infected with an inner quality that will ultimately cause his defeat. Greed, temper, Overconfidence, poor planning, love. You name it. In the end, they will lose. Lets look at our prequel Villin cast and find out why they fail. Zam "It was just a job" Yeah. But trying to kill Jedi consitutes villainy. The most popular element of failiure is overconfidence but Zam's confidence surely took a blow when she witnessed the Jedis' persistance. I dont think overconfidence made her attempt to sneak up on Obiwan, she saw he was very hard to shake and deserves respect. Her failing was facing the fact that she couldnt escape and had to attempt to kill the Jedi no matter the outcome. A point of no return. I think she smerked before approaching him. Confidence or nervous reaction to the possible danger? Gunray He will fail because he is the silly Villin. Evil, but stupid. His lack of wit will be his undoing I think. Jango Fett His failing was purely technical. He was smart enough to fly away but couldnt. Firing at Mace was futile and while he wouldnt have defeated the powerful Jedi he could have escaped and lived. Ackelay Persistance. He keyed in on Obiwan and persued him until he was killed. He asked for it. I classify him as a villin because his species by nature is viscious. Geonossians Unskilled. Lack of knowledge. The lil ugly guys were slaughtered by Ani because of the sheer fact they knew not what they were up against. Although some ran at the site of the lightsaber. Darth Maul You would think he was overconfident but Obiwan had put that well in check and made him respect the skills. The combination of confusion, laxing, and unerestimation after getting comfortable with what seemed like an upper hand. Got him sliced in half. The situation and a complex turn of events with a surprise opponent killed him. Anakin The galaxy goes to hell in a hand basket because of, love. Love for his mother and love for Padme. He gave up on good because of the pain and turns to Vader. Ironically in ROTJ it is love that kills Vader revealing Anakin again. Love creates then destroys him. Palpatine His overconfidence is his weakness Dooku I would say overconfidence but he was smart enough to get ghost after Yoda tapped that booty. He will die a surprised and unestemated death as Maul did. He will be shocked at his opponets strength. Why do you think they fail?