Originally Posted by Darth_Yuthura
And I really don't believe that Palpatine allowed himself to be beaten by Windu for Anakin to act. Once you have characters getting excuses, that disrupts everything. .
Given Palpatine's penchant for manipulation, I think the idea of his toying with Windu till Anakin showed up isn't nearly as unlikely as you'd believe, nor is it an excuse. Allowing Anakin to be party to Windu's death basically hastened his quickening to the darkside. Besides, Darth Sidious seemed to recover quite nicely for someone so "beaten down".
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