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Lame Villains

In A New Hope, Vader defined what a villain should be, and the emperor added a few master strokes of his own in Return of the Jedi. Unfortunately, the new trilogy villains didn't have the same affect. Count Dooku is just a geezer with a lightsaber, General Grievous has little personality, and the Emperor is perfectly clairvoyant to the point of unbelievability. The main character, Anakin, was himself the greatest villain now, but that just not the same, only underscoring the lack of a true hero.