Palpatine bluffing? In STAR WARS: Episode III was Palpatine faking his loss to Mace Windu or was he actually being beaten, saved at the last minute by Anakin? I'm talking about the part where he's begging for mercy from Mace and gets deformed. He obviously lost the lightsaber battle. If he was losing to Mace, then how could he have so easily beaten yoda?