Originally Posted by Emperor Devon
Not sure I understand. What advantage could there have been to getting captured by the Jedi, mindwiped, and presumed dead by the galaxy at large? Revan failed to accurately peg Malak's resourcefulness (or at least all the factors in the battle), and screwed up.
Revan losing in that instance is what I was referring to when I stated the exception to the rule. According to my extrapolation, Revan's defeat there served as "pro-Revan propaganda", often being used to label Malak as cowardly and afraid of Revan.
If that doesn't make any sense, then keep in mind that I was translating/extrapolating what Avery said, not necessarily stating my own opinion.