I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you're just arguing in bad faith, and that I don't actually need to explain that there are discrepancies between what different characters know, and how those discrepancies are used to communicate to the audience.
That's the one. Though you'd almost think he did create them, given how you're insinuating his understanding of the role came from his own imagination, and not from the writer-cum-director. I'm sure George would be very impressed with you, having managed to divine his intentions more accurately than the people who worked under his direction.
Hate to break it to you, but by all available accounts, the general sense is the only sense that Lucas ever concerned himself with. Compartmentalizing which Jedi is better at magic weightlifting, which one is better at super-running and jumping, and which one is better at laser sword fencing, is itself the realm of autistic Star Wars nerds like yourself. You might find this hard to swallow, but for normal people, power levels aren't actually an important element of what makes Star Wars a compelling story.
Honestly it seems like you're struggling yourself, so I'll ditch the sarcasm and say it again in plain terms: Your characterization of Yoda/Sidious' supremacy as being EU revisionism is obviously false, because it was evidently the predominant assumption during the second film's production, let alone the third. Meanwhile, your own idea which you insist on attributing to Lucas-- that Mace Windu was supposed to be "the best swordsman in the Jedi Order" --is nowhere to be found... except in later EU materials. You're exactly the kind of person that you're trying to call out here.
You're shifting the goalposts. Neither myself nor Thor said it would be inconsistent writing for the second best to win against the best. In fact, if you'd just eased off your nerd rage and actually read his posts, you'd have noticed that Thor said exactly the opposite:
Last edited by NewGuy01 on Nov 25th, 2022 at 11:38 PM