Actually, I think you're right. I think He certainly could have killed Revan in the novel. It would have been freaking epic and I probably would've cried.
If he had killed off Revan, it would have been a Braveheart moment if you know what I mean.
Darn that would've been a nice ending.... as opposed to getting killed (or so we think) by four PCs.
I'm down with that 100%, that would of been a perfect way to close that chapter of our lives, better to be a martyr against the main guy rather than fish food. I mean really he was a glorious strategist that the Mandalorians feared and respected to the death. But to be honest I love the speech he gives before fighting him on the flashpoint, brought a tear in my eye.