because I keep thinking about it after writing that fic
I just think it’s really important that Anakin kills Palpatine without using the Force.
It’s not this elegant, choreographed lightsaber battle. It’s not Jedi vs. Sith. It’s not anything like what the old Jedi must have thought of, when they imagined the Chosen One destroying the Sith and bringing balance to the Force. It’s not a battle at all.
The closest parallel is to the way Leia kills Jabba. With plain human strength, brute force used in desperation. A slave seizing the moment and killing their master.
Balance is not the victory of Jedi over Sith. Balance is human liberation.