But Mace didn't win... because his opponent had forseen and prepared for the eventuality. My vote goes to Palpatine. I had spent all the yeras since the OT wondering how the Emperor won Vader away from his Jedi allegience, how he brought himself to power, whta his story was. And Ian MacDiramid did a splendid job of portraying the evil old man's rise to power through the whole PT. And he absolutely dominated ROTS for me.