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Star Wars fans are only just realising the Dark Side significance of Padmè's death

Star Wars fans are only just realising the Dark Side significance of Padmè's death

It's been right there in front of us the whole time

Star Wars fans are putting the pieces together for Padmè’s death, and it makes Palpatine so much worse than he already was.

Hot take or not, Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith is probably my favourite out of all nine mainline films, and I’m sure I’m not alone on that.

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The grand finale of the prequel trilogy sees Anakin fall to the Dark Side, lose a painstaking battle to his former master Obi Wan Kenobi, and become the menacing Darth Vader after a lengthy surgery.

However, while this is going on, Anakin’s one true love Padmè is dying, but not before giving birth to Luke and Leia.

Now the film explains Padmè’s death as her not having the will to live anymore. Somewhat understandable given all she’d been through, but still a bit hard to believe.

However, a popular fan theory suggests that there was something more sinister going on, with Palpatine somehow syphoning off Padmè’s remaining life force to ensure Anakin survives his transformation into Darth Vader.

It’d certainly make a lot of sense, since Palpatine implied that he knew how to keep someone from dying as that was his bargaining chip to bring Anakin over to the Dark Side. If he was indeed telling the truth, we could totally see him hiding it from Anakin but using it to keep his new apprentice alive for selfish reasons.

Of course, that’s just a theory, one which George Lucas has never outwardly confirmed as true but the pieces are all there and fit together just a little too well to be dismissed entirely.

For now, it’s just another Star Wars mystery to add to the pile, and one we probably won’t see answered anytime soon, like what the hell is a Yoda anyway?

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox

Topics: Star Wars, TV And Film, Disney