The Romulan Republic wrote:Kenobi might do better than some think. He is one of the best swordsmen in the Order,
So were the three Jedi that he killed in the chancellery office, yet he eliminated them rather easily. They were among the best swordsman within the Order, but from what we have seen, they are hardly skilled on a level comparable to the likes of Sidious, Mace and Yoda.
and he beat the Chosen One. He was also strong enough to hold his own vs. Anakin in a TK shoving match in the duel on Mustafar.
Given that he was Anakin's former master, I presume that he knew his fighting style inside out, and thus could hold him off before being slaughtered like some of the other Jedi during "Op. Nightfall." And that should apply not only to the various forms of lightsaber combat but also to Anakin's characteristic way of using the Force. As such, he was likely one of best suited to kill Anakin. Also, Obi-Wan unlike Anakin had maximized his chances of surviving by using his experience against Anakin's misdirected rage. Had he stayed in one spot, he would have fallen much sooner. He knew that, which is why he survived Anakin's fury by giving up as much ground as he could while waiting for Anakin to exhaust himself and make a foolish mistake (and it worked to his credit).
I'm not convinced he'd be as useless as everyone seems to think.
I can't imagine Obi-Wan standing for any decent amount of time with a lightsaber against Sidious. And even had he survived such a fight, the odds of him surviving Sidious's Lighting and TK attacks are slim....
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