|Occupation||Watto's assistant/Slave (Formerly)|
|Relatives||Padmé Amidala, Wife |
Count Dooku (possibly), Father
Luke Amidala, Son
Leia Amidala, Daughter
|First Appearance||Episode 61, The Phantasmal Malevolence|
Anakin was a character played by Annie. He started out as an NPC but was temporarily played as a PC by Annie during the pod race (and was even briefly played by Jim before switching back to Annie) before becoming a full time PC played by Annie.
Originally just a slave boy working for Watto along with Anakin's mother Shmi on the desert planet Tatooine, Anakin's life was changed forever when Qui-Gon injected his own blood into Anakin, giving Anakin midi-chlorians that made him a powerful Force user, but at the cost of making him violently unstable. When he grew up, Anakin became a powerful Jedi, but manipulated the Jedi into getting massacred.
The Phantasmal Malevolence Edit
Qui-Gon, Jar Jar Binks, R2-D2, and Padmé entered his master Watto's shop while they were looking for repairs and weapons for their ship. As Qui-Gon tried to specify what they wanted from Watto, Anakin walked in. Qui-Gon told Padme to find out any information Anakin might know by flirting with him.
Qui-Gon decided not to attack Watto, and that he and the others should just leave. Qui-Gon, Jar Jar, R2, and Padme were walking through a marketplace. Jar Jar was feeling hungry, and snagged a frog he saw hung up at a food stall. When the Alien Food Stall Owner objected, Jar Jar spat out the frog in his mouth, which landed into Sebulba's stew. Sebulba was so enraged by this that he grabbed Jar Jar by the throat. At that moment, Anakin showed up and calmed down Sebulba, by speaking to him in an alien language.
Suddenly, a huge sandstorm arose near the Queen's ship and headed towards the city. Anakin took Qui-Gon, Jar Jar, R2, and Padme to his home, sheltering them from the storm.
Anakin introduced them all to his mother, Shmi, who like Anakin was also a slave of Watto's.
Anakin showed Padme and R2 something he created, a translator droid, C-3PO. R2 took this opportunity to have 3PO translate a long, angry rant on how he'd been wasted stuck on a planet full of sand. Padme decided it might be best if they didn't have a translator droid with them, and Anakin agreed.
Shmi had them all seated at the dinner table for supper. She asked about the Jedi Knights, and learned they used the power of the Force, which was generated by midi-chlorians. Qui-Gon explained that midi-chlorians were mircoscopic organisms that existed in all living cells.
Qui-Gon became fixated on getting money to buy enough blasters to trade for the weapons. Jar-Jar pointed out that all they really needed was the money to pay for the weapons. Qui-Gon speculated on whether he could turn himself in to collect the bounty on Jedi, but Jar Jar pointed out that was impossible. When Shmi offhandedly mentioned gambling, Qui-Gon decided they needed to find something to gamble on. Anakin pointed out that there was pod-racing, and that their master Watto was having Anakin fix a pod Watto was going to race in. Shmi told them that the pods they raced in were incredibly dangerous with no safety gear. Jar Jar pointed out how Watto wouldn't need them because he could always fly away from any crash. This got Qui-gon thinking.
Qui-Gon contacted Obi-Wan and explained his plan. Since Watto was now going to throw the race, betting on his opponent would be the sure thing. So they would bet a lot of money and win enough to buy the weapons. Obi-Wan pointed out that there would be more than two racers, so the only sure thing would be knowing that one wouldn't win, they'd need to bet on all the other racers to collect enough money to buy the weapons that were supposed to equip the ship Qui-Gon had just given away, and that they didn't even have any money to bet with anyway. Shmi pointed out that what they needed to do was bet on the winner. Qui-Gon suggested that Ric Olie pilot Watto's pod, but Shmi pointed out that the pod was built for Watto's small size. R2-D2 eagerly pointed out that he was small enough to fit inside and race it.
While Anakin was going over the pod, Jar Jar noticed that there was a spanner stuck in the pod's engine. With Padme's help, he was able to remove the spanner before it could do any damage.
Suddenly, Obi-Wan remembered that Anakin had mentioned the pod has handlebars and pointed out that that meant that R2 wouldn't be able to steer it. Qui-Gon noticed that Anakin was small enough to pilot the pod, and decided he should pilot it. To make sure Anakin woul win, he transfused his blood into Anakin, giving Anakin Qui-Gon's midi-chlorians so he'd have the Force Sensitivity he'd need to win the race.
The next morning, Qui-Gon approached Watto about not even entering in the race. He offered Watto a bet on a die roll. If Qui-Gon won, Watto wouldn't race. If Watto won the roll, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan would become his slaves. Watto rolled the die and won. But Qui-Gon used Fate Manipulation to reroll the die so that Qui-gon won. Watto agreed not to enter the race. Qui-Gon made a further bet with Watto: if Anakin won the race, Watto would free Shmi. If Anakin lost, Queen Amidala would become Watto's slave. Watto accepted.
Qui-Gon asked R2 how much money they'd need to bet on Anakin to win enough to pay for the weapons. R2 told him how much, using C-3PO as a translator. Qui-Gon left the others for a little while, then came back claiming he'd just pulled off his best plan yet.
As Anakin and the other racers prepated to get into their pods, one of them, Sebulba did something sneaky with Anakin's pod before he got into it.
As the race was about to begin, Qui-Gon began to explain his plan to the others. He sold all his blasters to some people to raise the money to bet on Anakin, and to stack the odds in Anakin's favor, would have those people use the blasters to fire on the other racers. To ensure their cooperation, he offered to lead them to a Jedi after the race so that they could collect the bounty on him (since Qui-Gon was planning on leaving after the race, he didn't think this would be a problem).
After the race started, and Anakin took off (after a near-fatal false start), Shmi asked Qui-Gon what kind of people he made the deal with. He answered vaguely that they were some "sand...people". Jar Jar asked how these Sand People were going to know which racers to fire at. Qui-Gon explained that he showed them a picture of Watto and told them to fire at every racer who didn't look like Watto. At that moment, the Sand People began to fire at Anakin's pod (since, of course, Anakin didn't look like Watto).
R2 asked Qui-Gon if there were any other details of his plan he'd left out. Qui-Gon revealed that earlier he was the one who put the spanner in the pod's engine that Jar Jar removed, and that just before the race, he uesd Suggestion on Sebulba causing him to sabotage Anakin's pod. At that moment, a Sand Person took a pot shot at Anakin's pod. R2 sarcastically congratulated Qui-Gon on his "intricate" plan. Qui-Gon sincerely thanked R2 for the compliment.
By the time Anakin reached the third lap in the race, he was in fourth place. He recklessly drove his pod up a safety ramp sending it flying high into the air and landing just in front of the till-then-first-place racer, Sebulba.
Then the sabotage Sebulba had inflicted on Anakin's engines kicked in, and his engines caught fire. Anakin hit the overdrive on the theory the sudden acceleration would put out the fire. It did, causing him to catch up again with Sebulba's pod, but now his pod had no power. Anakin rammed his pod against Sebulba's, entangling his right engine with Sebulba's left. When the two pods got in sight of the finish line, Anakin used Force Manipulation to snap Sebulba's right engine cable and detach his pod. Sebulba's pod crashed and exploded while Anakin's pod coasted safely to the finish line, the winner!
Qui-Gon delivered the weapons to the ship and went back to town to get Shmi. On his way to her home, he saw Anakin getting into a fight with an alien kid his own age named Greedo. Anakin was suddenly so filled with rage he accidentally killed Greedo. Qui-Gon took Anakin with him to Shmi's home.
At Shmi's home, Qui-Gon told Shmi she was free. Shmi told Anakin to pack his things so they could leave. Qui-Gon pointed out he only agreed to free her. Shmi insisted she couldn't leave without her son. Qui-Gon tried to assure her that he'd be fine, after all he just killed a kid. Shmi was shocked. She insisted that Qui-Gon take Anakin instead of her, because now Anakin would have a price on his head. Shmi then pointed out that the Hutts would now be looking for Qui-Gon now that word had gotten out that he was a Jedi, that there'd probably be bounty hunters after him as well, not to mention the Sand People Qui-Gon had promised to deliver a Jedi bounty to. Qui-Gon got scared and ordered Anakin to leave with him now.
Shmi said her goodbyes to her son, making him promise to never come back there.
As Qui-Gon and Anakin were leaving town, Qui-Gon was looking around for anybody trying to get him. He spotted a small, black droid hovering in the air towards him. Qui-Gon struck the droid with his laser sword, splitting it in half. He told Anakin to run.
As Qui-Gon and Anakin were reaching the ship, they were approached by a Black Robed Figure on a hoverbike. Qui-Gon attacked him with his laser sword...and the figure leaped from his bike and parried Qui-Gon's blow with his own laser sword! Qui-Gon and the Figure dueled back and forth, too evenly matched for either of them to land a blow. By this time, everyone was on board the ship except Qui-Gon. Obi-Wan suggested the ship start to lift off so it could aid Qui-Gon by firing on the Figure from above. The ship immedeately lifted off as R2 frantically explained he hadn't installed the weapons yet because he didn't think they'd need them until after they had left the planet. Jar Jar asked Qui-Gon what Force Abilities he had. Qui-Gon started listing them, and when he mentioned "Force Jump", Jar Jar told him to Force Jump. Qui-Gon did so, safely reaching the ship's landing ramp as it was taking off, and gratefully shouted, "Jar Jar, you're a genius!"
On the way to Coruscant, Anakin struck up a conversation with Padme. Anakin gave a Japor snippet, a crudely carved necklace Anakin had found in a junkyard, to Padme for Padme to remember him by, telling Padme it would give her good luck. After some hesitation, Padme took it, deciding she needed all the luck she could get with those Jedi around.
The ship reached Coruscant without incident (Qui-Gon thought it was because the Feds would now be too scared to attack them). As the ship reached port, everyone was greeted by Senator Palpatine and Chancellor Valorum. Valorum came across as a raving lunatic, only speaking in bizarre non sequitors. As the Queen went to address the Senate to request aid for Naboo, Valorum refered in passing to the Jedi Council, and wondered what Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan had done on the negotiations with the Trade Federation Valorum sent them to Naboo for. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan decided to go talk to the Council.
Anakin was borught to the Council. Yoda asked if he was afraid. He admitted he was "a little". Yoda warned that Fear was the path to the Dark Side, since fear leads to anger. Anakin argued that anger leads to passion. Yoda argued that passion leads to jealousy. Annie argued that jealousy leads to nurturing. Yoda replied that nurturing leads to weakness. They argued back and forth like this, explaining the full path to the Dark Side.
At the Jedi Council, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan had been brought in with Anakin. They were informed that injecting Anakin with midi-chlorians was dangerous, that this practice was done centuries ago, but people who gained access to the Force this way became unstable, some even became evil. There was also a Prophecy that indicated Anakin might be the Chosen One who would bring balance to the Force, which would be very bad because the Force has been used for good for centuries and balance would bring an equal amount of evil into it. To prevent this from happening, Yoda ordered Qui-Gon to guide and teach Anakin to learn self-control.
Everyone returned to their ship and head back to Naboo. On the way, the Queen asked Qui-Gon what his plan was. Qui-Gon started off with a plan that rehashed how this story all started. When Obi-Wan pointed this out, Qui-Gon put Jar Jar in charge. Jar Jar proposed the Naboo humans should unite with the Gungans to form a big army to liberate Naboo from the Feds.
As the ship reached Naboo, R2 wanted to attack the Feds' orbital hq, but Jar Jar vetoed that idea since the hq had the Orb protecting them. He ordered the ship to land near Otoh Gunga.
Everyone gathered around the shore leading to the underwater city of Otoh Gunga, waiting for Jar Jar to return from there and give a report. He arrived and reported that the Gungans had all left the city to go to the secret hiding place in the swamp, to make exlopding soap bubbles for the fight filled with electric mosquitoes, and that these bubbles would be piled on the backs of the dinosaur ponies.
Jar Jar led them to the hiding place, where they met the Gungans headed by Boss Nass and Captain Tarpals. The Queen appealed to the Gungans for aid, but was refused by Nass. She asked Jar Jar to negotiate. Jar Jar told Nass that they should help the Naboo humans defeat the Trade Federation droids, and then they could retrieve the Lost Orb of Phanastacoria. Nass agreed, but Jar Jar insisted he should demand payment for their aid: 10 humans per day so the Gungans would never have to worry about food again. At this point, Padme came forward to reveal that she, Padme Amidala was the real Queen of Naboo. She offered to sacrifice herself to the Gungans to save her people. Fortunately, Anakin came up with a better solution. He pointed out to Nass that without their help, the Gungans couldn't get to the Trade Federation orbital headquarters where the Orb was, and it'd be shame if someone should destroy the hq and the Orb along with it. Nass backed down, and agreed to help the humans.
Everyone made their strategy. Jar Jar would lead the Gungans to fight the droid army by attacking them with the soap bubbles. Qui-Gon suggested they fill up the bubbles with water from the geysers at high tide. Meanwhile, everyone else would storm the palace through the hangar and take the Fed leaders captive.
Jar Jar took charge of the Gungan army and led them into battle with a rousing speech.
Everyone else stormed through the hangar where the Naboo space fleet was docked. Ric Olie and the other Pilots, who'd been rescued from the hangar and been on the royal barge all along on the trips to Tatooine, Coruscant, and back to Naboo came forward and took off in their space fleet to battle the Fed ships orbiting the planet.
At the hangar, Qui-Gon ordered Anakin to take a fighter ship, go to the orbital hq, and assassinate the Feds' leaders. Obi-Wan asked Qui-Gon sarcastically why he didn't get Anakin to single-handedly destroy the base, and deactivate the Lost Orb and bring it back while he was at it? Qui-Gon thought that was a good idea and told Anakin to do it. Anakin reluctantly climbed onboard the fighter. R2 eagerly joined him as his co-pilot.
Suddenly, the Black-Robed Figure Qui-Gon had fought earlier on Tatooine entered the hangar. Qui-Gon rushed forward to attack with his laser sword. He was confident because with Obi-Wan by his side, it'd be two against one. Then the Figure revealed his laser sword was double-ended. Qui-Gon ordered Padme to lead her men to the throne room while he and Obi-Wan fought the Figure. Padme tried to do so, but she and her men were pinned down by the remaining droids in the hangar. R2 and Anakin were still in the hangar, in the fighter they were abaord on. R2 took charge of the fighter, using its laser to obliterate the droids. Padme and her men rushed out of the hangar while R2 and Anakin took off in their fighter to take part in the space battle orbiting the planet.
In space, R2 and Anakin took part in the battle, with R2 firing at the enemy fighter ships.
In space, Anakin told R2 to fly the fighter into the orbital hq's open hangar. It had a force field, but Anakin realized that this must be a force field that kept in air but let ships come through. R2 and Anakin flew into the hangar. Anakin wanted to go searching for the orb, but R2 chose to destroy combat droids individually.
While continuing to fight in the orbital hq, R2 realized he could hack into the Feds' systems and deactivate the entire droid army. He did so.
In the orbital hq, Anakin goaded R2 into setting off the destruction of the orbital hq by firing at its reactor.
On the rapidly destroyng orbital hq, R2 was able to locate the Lost Orb. He flew over and grabbed it.
Afterwards, everyone was back together at the palace when they were greeted by Palpatine, who announced that he'd been elected Chancellor. He also casually mentioned that as a retired Jedi, he had the courtesy title of Darth Sidious. He warned, however, that Valorum had disappeared like a phantom, and may become a menace. Now that they had the Orb, Obi-Wan insisted on giving it back to the Gungans, and Palpatine reluctantly agreed.
Yoda took Obi-Wan aside and promoted him to full Jedi Knight. Yoda warned of the legend of the Sith, a warlike race who used the Force for evil. Yoda feared Anakin might be the Chosen One who would bring about the dreaded Balance to the Force. To avoid this, Yoda ordered Obi-Wan to train Anakin.
Everyone was present for Qui-Gon's funeral, who'd been killed by the Figure (Darth Maul), where his body was being cremated. Obi-Wan promised Anakin he would train him in the ways of the Jedi.
A big victory celebration was performed at the palace, where Padme formally gave back the Lost Orb to Boss Nass.
Silence of the Clones Edit
Ten years later, Obi-Wan and Anakin headed up to Padme's room in the Senate building on Coruscant, where they met Padme, whose term as Queen had expired and was now a Senator, Jar Jar, and R2. Jar Jar revealed that he was now a Senator too. Since ten years had passed after the end of the Trade Federation invasion of Naboo, Anakin was now an adult. Padme was supposed to brief the others on their assignment, but didn't have any details beyond the fact that the plans for the Peace Moon that was to be built to replace Naboo's moon that had been destroyed by the Trade Ferderation had been stolen. Obi-Wan wanted to know if the plans had backups, but Padme never asked.
When night fell, Padme went to her bedroom to get some sleep.
While Padme was sleeping in her bedroom, a small airborne droid flew up to her window, sliced it open, and released two centipede like creatures into the room who started to crawl up Padme's bed. Fortunately, Jedi could detect danger from a distance, so Obi-Wan and Anakin rushed into Padme's bedroom and Anakin destroyed the creatures with his laser sword.
Obi-Wan Force Jumped through the window and grabbed the droid, and the droid flew off carrying him. Anakin decided to follow by driving Padme's hovercar. The droid flew back to the assassin who sent it. The droid took Obi-Wan to Zam Wessel, who shot at Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan was able to wrench the droid mid-air so it took the blast aimed at Obi-Wan. The droid was destroyed, and Obi-Wan started falling. The field generators on Coruscant slowed down his fall but he was falling towards a lava pit. Anakin flew the hovercar under Obi-Wan, and he safely landed in it.
They chased Zam, who was fleeing in her own hovercar, and eventually found themselves flying directly above her hovercar. Anakin leaped from his hovercar and landed on Zam's. Anakin striked at the hovercar with his laser sword. Zam shot at him. Anakin tried to dodge, but dropped his laser sword. Obi-Wan caught it. Anakin tried to grapple with Zam, but Zam's car burst into flames and crashed.
Anakin and Zam both survived the crash, and Zam ran into a bar. Obi-Wan caught up with Anakin and gave him back his laser sword. They both went into the bar looking for Zam. Zam was about to shoot Obi-Wan from behind, but he span around and chopped off her hand with his laser sword. They took Zam out of the bar and onto the street. Zam told them she was hired to attack Padme, and that she needed the money to pay for her son's operation. Obi-Wan promised to protect her if she'd tell them who hired her. At that moment, they saw a shadowy figure on a ledge above them fire a poisoned dart at them. Anakin grabbed Zam and used her as a human shield. The dart hit Zam, and the figure flew away. Zam shapeshifted, begged them to look after her son, and died. Obi-Wan decided their only clue was the dart.
The next morning, Obi-Wan and Anakin were called up before the Jedi Council where Yoda berated them for every illegal, immoral, and downright stupid thing they did the previous night. Yoda had them suspended.
Palpatine sent for Anakin and tried to persuade him to get back in the Council's good graces. Anakin tod him he was no longer sure he trusted the Council, that Obi-Wan wanted to know why the Peace Moon plans didn't have any backups, mentioned the legend of the Sith, and brought up the possibility that anyone on the Council could be a shapeshifter.
Padme and Anakin discussed what they should do about the stolen Peace Moon plans. Padme was convinced it was stolen by Sio Bibble and wanted to go to Naboo to arrest him. Anakin conceeded that she might be right. Padme planned to take a space bus back to Naboo to ward off any assassins pursuing her.
Obi-Wan met up with Padme and Anakin to tell them he'd still be going to investigate the orgins of that poisoned dart while Padme was determined to go back to Naboo to arrest Bibble. Obi-Wan suggested Anakin should go with Padme to look after her while Obi-Wan continued to investigate the dart. They all agreed that Padme, Anakin, and R2 would go to Naboo on that space bus, while Obi-Wan stayed on Coruscant to investigate the dart.
On the space bus, Anakin revealed to Padme that he hadn't been back to Tatooine in the past ten years, that he'd been in contact with his mother, Shmi, but that Shmi had warned him that he was still wanted for the killing of Greedo, so he should stay away.
Padme, R2, and Anakin arrived on Naboo, where they were greeted by the current queen, Queen Jamillia and Sio Bibble. Padme ordered Bibble's arrest, but the Queen overrode her, pointing out that they needed to find the stolen plans for the Peace Moon. Anakin suggested they take a tour of Naboo, to see if they could figure out who would benefit from the current status quo.
Anakin suggested Padme take him to her home to meet her family. Padme did so and introduced Anakin to them; her sister Sola, her father Ruwee, and her mother Jobal. All any of them could talk about was how Bibble stole the plans and should be arrested to get it over with.
On Naboo, Anakin pointed out a lake where a city used to be, claiming the loss of the moon had caused this flooding. Padme came up with an intelligent, geological explanation for how this was possible. She commented on how she didn't know Anakin was interested in geology. Anakin replied that he was interested in many things, and then kissed Padme.
On Naboo, Anakin pointed out the unnatural waterfalls that had arisen from the loss of the moon. It dawned on Padme that maybe they should find the stolen Peace Moon plans. Anakin jumped up on top of a large grazing creature and fell off. In a panic, Padme blurted out, "Please don't die!" Anakin quickly recovered. They bantered with each other, and Anakin said he could be falling in love with her.
Anakin had had a disturbing nightmare about his mother, Shmi. He told Padme Amidala about it and asked if they should leave their tour of Naboo to find his mother. Padme decided they should go find his mother on Tatooine.
Anakin, Padme, and R2 arrived on Tatooine at Anakin's home town of Mos Espa. They met Watto and Anakin dscreetly tried to enquire about the bounty on him for killing Greedo that his mother told him was still in effect. Watto revealed that nobody on Tatooine really cared about justice, so no bounty lasted longer than a few weeks. Anakin hadn't been wanted for that killing in nearly ten years. Anakin asked Watto where Shmi was. Watto told him he should ask Cliegg Lars about her and, after some threatening of limb severing from Anakin, he told him that Cliegg was at a moisture farm South of there.
Anakin, Padme, and R2 reached the Lars moisture farm. Since all the sand there was bad for R2, he was told to wait for them at the ship. Padme and Anakin were greeted by C-3PO. She told them there should be a ball in their honor. At the farm, they all met Owen Lars, his girlfriend Beru, and Owen's father Cliegg, who was missing a leg. Cliegg invited them all to lunch to tell them about Shmi. He had bought Shmi from Watto, but he and Shmi fell in love and got married, making him Anakin's stepfather. Anakin was furious and demanded to know where Shmi was. Cliegg told him that Shmi ran off into the desert, afraid of Anakin and what Anakin might become. He told Anakin it wasn't safe to go out in the desert because of the Sand People. He revealed that the Sand People used to be a peaceful race. Then ten years ago they somehow aqcuired blasters and began firing at pod racers. Ever since, they'd descended into barbarism, terrorising the desert while ranting about a broken promise. Cliegg feared Shmi might be dead. Anakin refused to believe this, and went out into the desert alone to find Shmi. He came across a Jawa who told him where a tribe of Sand People were encamped.
On Tatooine, Anakin located a camp of Sand People. He used Force Senstivity and was able to detect Shmi in one of the tents. Anakin sneaked into the tent and met his mother. Anakin was there to rescue Shmi, but Shmi insisted that the Sand People were going to offer her up to Cliegg for ransom, and that there was no need to resort to violence. Anakin demanded to know from Shmi why she had lied to him about there still being a bounty on him. Shmi admitted that she never wanted Anakin to come back, especially when she found out what Anakin had done to Cliegg. It turned out Anakin had blackmailed Cliege into buying and freeing Shmi, and that when Cliegg had initially refuesed, Anakin had ordered Cliegg's leg chopped off. Anakin told Shmi that he loved her, and demanded that Shmi love him back. Instead, Shmi gasped, choked, and died. Anakin went into a blind rage, slaughtering all the Sand People.
On Tatooine, Anakin had returned to the Lars farm with Shmi's body. He confided in Padme, lamenting the fact that with all his power in the Force, he couldn't make people love him. Padme told him that she loved him.
A funeral was held for Shmi. R2 left the ship to tell the others about Obi-Wan's message that the Trade Federation and Seperatists were plotting to overthrow the Republic with a droid army and that Seperatist leader Count Dooku had stolen the Peace Moon plans they'd been looking for. R2 used C-3PO to translate that he had a message from Obi-Wan. Anakin told Padme to patch the message through to the Jedi Council so that they'd all hear it simultaneously. Obi-Wan related what he had experienced, suggesting that Padme and Anakin meet him on Geonosis where they could arrest Dooku and retrieve the stolen Peace Moon plans. The message was interrupted because Obi-Wan had just been captured.
Yoda suggested that Windu could go to Geonosis with the others, but he wanted to go to Kamino and get the clone army being manufactured there to help. Yoda pointed out they would need to get the approval of the Senate to do that. Windu contacted Padme and Anakin and gave them the order to go to Geonosis and rescue Obi-Wan while he made the Senate give permision to use the clone army.
Anakin, Padme, R2, and C-3PO arrived at Geonosis.
As they all left the ship, they found themselves on a path leading to a door, with searing steam on both sides of the path, giving them no choice but to go through the door.
Inside, they found a narrow corridor littered with organic remains. Padme suggested that maybe they should turn back to the ship, when the door slammed shut behind them. She and Anakin were about halfway through the corridor when a bunch of winged creatures attacked them from behind. Anakin fought them off with his laser sword, when more winged creatures attacked from the front. C-3PO and R2-D2 were also there, but the creatures were after food, and 3PO and R2 were made of metal, so the creatures ignored them.
Padme and Anakin made it through the corridor and found themselves on a small, short walkway overlooking a large droid factory. Anakin suggested they should turn back, when the door slammed shut behind them while the walkway retracted out from under them. Anakin grabbed onto the doorway and wondered aloud what was the point of having such a walkway. While he'd been saying that, the walkway had gone completely out from under Padme and she fell onto a conveyor belt directly below that led directly into the path of several crushers, guillotines, and other deadly factory machines that made for a dangerous obstacle course. While Padme started making her way through the obstacles on the conveyor belt, Anakin was attacked from above by some more winged creatures. As he fought them off, he fell off the doorway and landed on the same conveyor belt Padme was on.
R2-D2 finally got the door to the factory open, so he and 3PO were now present in the same factory room as Padme and Anakin. 3PO wanted to go back to the ship and fly it in to rescue them, but R2 shoved her from behind, causing her to fall into the factory. A flying assembly droid caught her and dropped her onto a different conveyor belt. R2 used his rocket thrusters to fly across the room.
Three welding arms swung towards Anakin, but he destroyed them with his laser sword. Further along on the conveyor belt, a flying creature landed next to Padme and attacked. Padme chose to grapple with him. The creatures pushed Padme into a giant empty crucible that was conveyed to the furnace room.
3PO tried to go rescue Padme, but walked into the path of a mechanical arm that took off C-3PO's head. A combat droid head was welded onto C-3PO's boby, while C-3PO's head was welded onto a combat droid's body.
Multiple construction arms swung Anakin's way while four winged creatures fired at him. Anakin used Force Push against his opponents, both mechanical and organic, and tried to jump to a safer spot, but was knocked down onto another conveyor belt where machinery welded a steel plate over his right arm, immobilising him on the conveyor belt...which was leading to some guillotine blades.
In the furnace room, as Padme headed closer to her doom, a steel pourer was about to pour molten steel into the crucible Padme was in.
R2 had gained access to the factory, but he had time to rescue only one person, Padme or Anakin. Anakin told him to rescue Padme while Padme insisted he rescue Anakin. Anakin pointed out he still had Force abilities to get him out of his predicament, and was able to talk R2 into rescuing Padme. R2 shut down the steel pourer, and had the crucible deposit Padme safely onto the floor.
Anakin was heading towards five instant death guillotine blades, and had to dodge them. He barely managed to dodge them all. The last blade missed Anakin, but cut his laser sword in two. R2 hacked into the factory controls again, and freed Anakin's arm. Padme was surrounded by armed winged creatures while Anakin was surrounded by armed combat droids led by Jango Fett.
Padme and Anakin were taken before Count Dooku and Jango Fett. Dooku revealed to them he had the Peace Moon plans. Padme demanded he give those plans to her and Anakin and let them go. Dooku said that was precisely what he wanted to do, and asked them to expose the plans to the Senate. Padme said they would by taking them to Chancellor Palpatine and remind him to show the plans at the next Senate meeting. Jango claimed this proved they were working for Palpatine, and Padme cheerfully affirmed they were. Dooku changed his mind about letting them go, and Jango recommended they be executed.
Padme and Anakin were placed on trial for crimes against the droid factory, with Poggle the Lesser presiding before a crowd that included Dooku and Nute Gunray. Padme tried to give a rousing defense, but it was just a confused muddle. Poggle sentenced them to death by firing squad. Padme threatened to have Palpatine carpet bomb the entire planet. Poggle changed his sentence to death by being dismembered and eaten by wild beasts in the arena.
Padme and Anakin were driven to the arena on a creature drawn chariot to a set of pillars, where Obi-Wan was already chained to a pillar. Padme and Anakin were each chained to a pillar, but Padme revealed she had a hairpin. Obi-Wan suggested she use it to pick the locks from her handcuffs, and she started to do so. Three large animals were released in the arena, each set to attack one of the prisoners: a reek to attack Anakin, an acklay to attack Obi-Wan, and a nexu to attack Padme.
Obi-Wan tried to free himself from the pillar using various Force Abilities, but kept failing. As the acklay was about to strike, Obi-Wan positioned his chains to where he anticipated the acklay would strike, and the acklay smashed Obi-Wan's chains, freeing him.
Padme used her chains to climb up to the top of his pillar. The nexu slashed her back, but the nexu's breath held her up, keeping her from falling off. Anakin also used his chains to climb his pillar, but not to the top, and used Force Jump to land on the reek as it charged. Anakin wrapped his chains around the reek's horn, and the reek broke them.
Among the audience in the arena were Dooku, Gunray, Jango, and Boba Fett. Jango revealed to Boba that Darth Maul was his real father and that Obi-Wan was responsible for both of his biological parents' deaths.
Anakin fell off the reek, but used Force Suggestion to tame it. He climbed back on board the reek and had it kill the nexu. By this time, Padme had used her hairpin to pick the locks from her chain and jump on the reek (Anakin used Force Levitation to slow her fall). Obi-Wan was still being pursued by the acklay and was able to climb onto the reek.
Gunray ordered his droidekkas into the arena, who surrounded the three people on the reek. Mace Windu arrived, and he sneaked up on Jango until he was able to hold his laser sword to Jango's throat. He told Jango he was hiring Jango as a private detective and ordered him to kill all the baddies, give Windu the Peace Moon plans, find out why the giraffe aliens made the clone army for the Jedi Council, and kill R2-D2. At that moment, dozens of Jedi entered the arena and fought off the droidekkas. Jango refused to obey Windu and two droids fired at Windu from behind. He destroyed them with his laser sword. He started to duel Jango.
In the arena, the bigger droid army poured in to fight the Jedi. Two Jedi tossed new laser swords at Obi-Wan and Anakin, while Padme got hold of a blaster, and all three joined in the fight. While fighting Jango, Windu chopped off Jango's head, but was horrified when that killed him.
By this time, Padme and Anakin were riding the chariot they were carried in on, Padme was riding the beast pulling the chariot, while Anakin was in the chariot. Among the combat droids in the arena were the combat droid with C-3PO's head and the Combat Droid on C-3PO's body. Obi-Wan used his laser sword to slice off one of the acklay's arms. A droid shot the beast Padme was riding and she and Anakin both toppled to the ground. Padme suggested they burrow under the sand. Anakin was about to call the idea silly, but stopped himself because he didn't want to hurt Padme's feelings. Padme explained her idea, that arenas usually have underground tunnels, and Anakin could try to find them with his laser sword. Anakin realized that was actually a good idea and started to apologize, but stopped himself because he didn't actually call it silly, and he and Padme were tongue-tied.
The battle continued to rage on in the arena, with Padme Amidala, Obi-Wan, Anakin and the Jedi fighting off Nute Gunray's droids. Both the combat droid with C-3PO's head and the combat droid head on C-3PO's body had fallen during the battle, with the droid's head on C-3PO's body already destroyed, leaving the body completely headless. R2-D2 arrived and detached C-3PO's head from the combat droid's body and dragged it along. Then R2 reattached C-3PO's head onto her body.
Obi-Wan got the idea for him, his fellow Jedi, Padme, and the droids to form a tight circle so they could deflect the droids' blasts back at them with their laser swords. But Gunray outfoxed him, by ordering his droids to cease fire and simply wait for the humanoids to tire themselves out. This standoff lasted for hours.
At one point, Mace Windu, declared he couldn't fight anymore and that he'd roam the galaxy.
Finally Yoda had arrived on his ship, and he brought all the Clone Troopers from Kamino with him. The Troopers were all loyal to Jango Fett and with his death, they lost their connection to the Force. Yoda used Force Suggestion to get them all to obey him.
Yoda's ship was an open troop carrier where the clones fired on the droids and were able to swarm out into the arena. Yoda urged the Jedi and the other players to come onboard. Everybody except R2 made it onto the carrier, and it took off, leaving R2 behind. He decided to head back to the ship he, Padme, and Anakin came in on by making his way back through the droid factory.
On the troop carrier, Obi-Wan explained to Yoda why the Kaminoans were led to believe that the Jedi Council had ordered them to create the clones. Yoda reinstated Obi-Wan as Jedi. Anakin asked if he could be reinstated too. Yoda wanted to know what Anakin had done to deserve reinstatement. Anakin claimed that he'd deduced that Dooku was a Sith lord, out to use the Force for Evil. Yoda reinstated Anakin and told Mace Windu that he'd still be needed.
Outside the arena, Yoda led the Jedi and clones on an attack of Trade Federation droids and troop ships, leaving Padme, Obi-Wan, and Anakin the only ones on the troop carrier with only a small handful of clones. They spotted Dooku escaping on his hoverbike into the desert. Anakin decided to protect Padme by keeping her out of harm's way, and pushed her off the carrier into the desert.
Obi-Wan and Anakin tracked Dooku to a cave. Anakin rushed forward to attack him, but Dooku used Force Drain on Anakin, which fed on his anger, and incapacitated him. Dooku offered to give Obi-Wan the Peace Moon plans if he gave them directly to the Senate, but Obi-Wan had promised to give them to Palpatine, so he refused. Dooku tried to attack Obi-Wan with Force Drain, but it failed since Obi-Wan was not angry. They engaged in a fierce laser sword duel.
As the laser sword duel continued, Dooku grazed Obi-Wan's shoulder, but that was enough to knock Obi-Wan out since he was already fatigued by the long standoff at the arena. Dooku was about to kill him, when Anakin, who had just recovered, blocked his laser sword attack with his own laser sword. Anakin used the Force to grab Obi-Wan's laser sword and attempted to fight Dooku while weilding both laser swords at once. But he accidentally sliced one of his laser swords in half with the other. Dooku began taunting Anakin, plaguing him with his uncertainties about Padme's love for him. Anakin was distracted enough that Dooku was able to slice off his hand.
Yoda arrived at the cave and challenged Dooku to Force Arm-Wrestle: who ever lifted the heaviest object would win. Dooku reluctantly agreed. Yoda used the Force to lift a tank. Dooku used the Force to lift another tank. Yoda used the Force to lift up the entire planet. and declared himself the winner. Dooku claimed Yoda cheated and attacked him with Force Drain, but Yoda claimed he was not angry, just disappointed in Dooku because he was Yoda's former student. They engaged in a laser sword duel. Dooku claimed he didn't want to hurt anyone. Yoda demanded Dooku to give him the Peace Moon plans, or he'd punish everyone. He used the Force to levitate a large tower over Obi-Wan and Anakin, threatening to crush them. Having Yoda thus distracting himself, Dooku was able to make his escape.
In the desert, Padme was picked up by another troop carrier and reached the cave just as Dooku had left it. He fired at Dooku's ship but missed.
Later, Anakin declared his love for Padme and asked her to marry him. Padme said yes. C-3PO designed their wedding outfits. Anakin and Padme got married.
Revelation of the Sith Edit
Two years later, Separatist forces, apparently led by General Grievous, raided the planet Coruscant and captured Chancellor Palpatine. The Seperatist forces were orbiting the planet, getting ready to leave with their captive, when Obi-Wan and Aankin led a small rescue force to attack them. Obi-Wan and Anakin were each piloting their own fighter ship. R2-D2 was co-piloting Anakin's ship as his astromech droid (which every Republic fighter ship had). They were accompanied by two other fighter ships, and these ships were both piloted by Clone Troopers.
Anakin used the Force to detect Palpatine and was able to locate which dreadnought ship he was on. The 4 Republic fighter ships headed towards that ship, fighting thousands of Separatist ships. R2 ordered the clones to flank the fighters piloted by the players, but since there were only 2 clones, they both quickly got dispatched by the enemy.
An enemy ship launched 4 smart Missiles at Obi-Wan and Anakin's ships. These missiles were so smart they could not only continue to pursue their intended targets after they initially dodged them, but they could even talk. Obi-Wan tried to use Force Suggestion on the missiles, but the Force had no effect on them. He then tried to persuade them to go after an enemy dreadnought, but the missiles refused. Anakin tried to talk them out of hitting his and Obi-Wan's ships by pointing out that it would end the missiles' own existence, but the missiles believed in the motto: "Live fast and die young." The missiles liked Obi-Wan and Anakin enough that one of them offered them the chance to decide which part of their ship the missile would hit. Anakin asked the missile to target his left engine, and it agreed. He then asked another missile to target his right engine, and it agreed. He then went into a tight spin. The missiles targeting his engines were each so focused on the engine they agreed to target, that they spiraled into each other, destroying each other while leaving Anakin and R2's ship unharmed. The two remaining smart missiles claimed they wouldn't make that mistake as they targeted Obi-Wan's ship. Obi-Wan found some space flotsam from the battle and flew through it. The missiles hit the flosam and exploded.
Obi-Wan's ship was unscathed, but was now beset by several Buzz Droids who started washing his ship against his wishes. One of the droids demanded money, and when he refused to give it any, the droids destroyed his astromech droid. Anakin fired at all the buzz droids on one of Obi-Wan's wings. He destroyed the droids, but also the wing. He flew his ship against Obi-Wan's other wing to take out the droids on that wing. He then rammed his ship into Obi-Wan's canopy to crush the remaining droids. One droid survived and hopped onto Anakin's ship. R2 zapped it with his shock probe.
They flew their ships into the hangar of the dreadnought holding Palpatine, and left their ships. They were attacked by combat droids, but Obi-Wan and Anakin made short work of them with their laser swords. The dreadnought trembled from incoming fire. Obi-Wan wondered how this was possible since they were all inside. Obi-Wan realized that the Separatist ships had been fighting each other all along.
Anakin tried to locate Palpatine with the Force, but failed. R2 was able to display a reading of the dreadnought that showed only one other area with people in it. Obi-Wan and Anakin decided to go to that area while leaving R2 behind to look after the ships. Obi-Wan and Anakin reached a nearby lift when they were attacked by droidekas. One Droideka identified them as Jedi and ordered the others to fire hull piercing rounds and to turn on their laser sword dampers. The lift doors opened behind Obi-Wan and Anakin and they quickly backed into the lift, with the doors shutting out the droidekas.
Obi-Wan and Anakin discovered the lift they were on was full of Droids. After a short, awkward conversation where the droids revealed that other lifts had been damaged in the battle, Anakin destroyed them all with his laser sword.
At the hangar, two combat droids of a type R2 had never seen before, had entered. R2 hid. Meanwhile, the lift Obi-Wan and Anakin were on stopped, because the lift could only be operated by droids. Anakin cut a hole through the lift ceiling with his laser sword. Obi-Wan contacted R2 and asked him to take control of the lift. R2 attempted to hack into the lift systems wirelessly, but failed. Anakin got impatient and jumped through the hole he made. R2 found a terminal and was finally able to hack into the lift's systems. He sent the lift down before Obi-Wan could tell him he wanted the lift to go up. Anakin grabbed and held onto a ledge. While he hanged on, the shaft doors directly above him opened and some droids peered in, wanting to know what had happened to the lift.
R2 reversed direction for the lift, but was found by the two strange combat droids and grabbed by them. Anakin tricked the droids in the shaft doorway above him to peer further down the shaft, and he leapt onto the ascending lift as it crushed the droids. He made it back into the lift.
R2 squirted the two combat droids who had grabbed him with oil, and set fire to them with his rocket thrusters.
The lift Obi-Wan and Anakin were on finally reached its destination, and they found a room where Palpatine was tied to a chair. He revealed to them that he agreed to meet Count Dooku in secret, but when Dooku saw he was alone, he kidnapped him. Obi-Wan began to ponder why the Separatists seemed to be fighting each other, when they were confronted by Dooku.
R2 was still by the terminal at the hangar. Obi-Wan commented that Dooku must be working with the General Grievous that rumors had indicated was behind this attack, but Dooku only expressed surprise that Grievous was supposedly there and that the dreadnought was Dooku's ship. Dooku explained that he broke off from the Separatists after the Battle of Geonosis, and that he got Nute Gunray to give him back the Peace Moon plans, which Dooku intended to show to the Senate, but the Senate refused to see him, which is when he then kidnapped Palpatine.
Obi-Wan and Anakin were able to figure out that it was Dooku who led the ships that raided Coruscant and kidnapped Palpatine, but that Grievous had been sent by Gunray to go after Dooku, and that Grievous and his ships arrived just as Dooku's ships were about to leave. So the people of Coruscant thought they were seeing one giant fleet of Separatists led by Grievous, when it was actually two rival factions fighting it out with each other.
Anakin accused Dooku of being a Sith lord, and rushed forward to attack. He and Obi-Wan dueled with Dooku with their laser swords. Dooku broke off the fight and told them they could find proof of Palpatine's treachery by looking at the Peace Moon plans, which would show that Palpatine's plans would make the Peace Moon into a massive doomsday weapon. Obi-Wan ordered R2 to hack into the ship's computers and see if he could find the plans. R2 claimed the plans just showed an artificial moon made of rock, much to Dooku's surprise.
Obi-Wan and Anakin resumed their fight with Dooku. Dooku used Force Push to ram Obi-Wan into the only known railing in the Darths&Droids universe, causing Obi-Wan to fall over and land on the lower deck two meters below. Dooku then used the Force to causes the higher platfom to land on top of Obi-Wan. The combined injuries of Obi-Wan hitting the railing, landing on the lower deck, and having the platfrom land on top of him, caused him to lapse into unconciousness.
Anakin continued to duel Dooku. He used the dexterity of his artificial hand to slice off both of Dooku's hands. He now had Dooku at his mercy, holding both his own laser sword and Dooku's laser sword up to to Dooku's neck. Dooku claimed he had just realized that Gunray must have switched the Peace Moon plans, which is why R2 only saw an artificial moon made of rock. Anakin whispered to Dooku to trust him, and told him to say aloud that he was a Sith Lord and that there was another. Dooku did as he was asked, and Anakin used this as an excuse to kill him. Dooku had time to gasp out, "Non! Wait! Anakin, Ah am your f-" before Anakin decapitated him with both laser swords.
Anakin freed Palpatine, but told him he needed to inquire about the Jedi Council, that a Sith lord working with Dooku had clearly infiltrated the Council and used it to fund the clone army from Kamino and to plot the downfall of the Republic.
R2 pointed out the ship was taking an awful lot of damage. Anakin suggested he and Palpatine leave. Anakin wanted to leave Obi-Wan to die, but Palpatine wouldn't hear of it. He told Anakin to carry Obi-Wan, and that he, Palpatine wouldn't leave without Obi-Wan. Anakin did as he said.
Anakin ordered R2 to hack into the gravity generators and to gently tilt the gravity 90 degrees, so that he and Palpatine with Obi-Wan could walk along the lift shaft. R2 tried to use his rocket thrusters to stay near the terminal, but he slid helplessly down the floor that was now tilted 90 degrees. Anakin and Palpatine, with Anakin carrying Obi-Wan, were making their way along the shaft, but without R2 at the terminal, the gravity soon righted itself to normal, causing them to fall. Anakin managed to grab onto a ledge while still carrying Obi-Wan, while Palpatine grabbed onto Anakin's foot. At that moment, Obi-Wan woke up. Anakin used a grappling hook to swing all three of them through an open shaft doorway, landing safely, albeit a bit bruised, on the floor.
R2 had landed in a pile of rubble. He used his periscope to see above the rubble. R2 became frightened and paranoid, and he bolted from the rubble and zoomed out of the hangar.
Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Palpatine were trying to make their way to the hangar when they get caught in a force field trap. R2 ran into them, almost literally, as in his panic he ran straight into a wall. Some combat droids arrived and took all of them prisoner.
The droids took the prisoners to their leader, General Grievous. When Obi-Wan referred to Grievous' "droids", Grievous corrected him. Inside each of these casings was an organic brain, that the "droids" were actually Cyborgs. "Cyborgs. Under. My. COMMAND. Upon hearing this familiar phrasing, Obi-Wan realized that Grievous was the former Chancellor Valorum. Grievous claimed that old name no longer had any meaning to him. Valorum/General Grievous claimed he had ways to improve R2's robotic body. At first, R2 liked the idea until Grievous explained that his idea of improvement was a brain transplant. Grievous intended to give R2's robotic body Obi-Wan's cerebral cortex and Anakin's amygdala. R2 panicked, and tried to zap at Grievous with his ineffective shock probes. This provided Obi-Wan and Anakin with the distraction they needed to use Force Pull to retrieve their laser swords and destroy all of Grievous' Combat Cyborgs and Magnaguards present. Cornered, Grievous began a long, rambling, seemingly nonsensical monologue that ended with, "Air is for suckers." He then smashed a bridge window, and escaped out of it.
R2 was able to hack into the control systems and turn on the emergency shutters, saving everyone from being sucked out into space. Grievous' remaining minions evacuated the ship. Obi-Wan thought they should leave too, but R2 nixed that idea by jettisoning the remaining escape pods. R2 took control of the ship, ecstatic at having a dreadnought of his own to command. But as the dreadnought entered Coruscant's atmosphere, it snapped in half and the half they were on plummeted out of control to the earth below.
Anakin fired all their missiles downwards at point blank range, which would cause the explosion to cushion their landing. He tried it and it worked, but now their dreadnought half was speeding down a runway and wouldn't be able to stop before going off the runway. Anakin used Force Push to cause the dreadnought half to crash into a watchtower, bringing it to a stop.
At the landing, Obi-Wan, R2, Anakin, and Chancellor Palpatine were greeted by a small crowd that included Mace Windu and C-3PO. Mace Windu berated them, revealing that their crash landing killed several people. Anakin claimed that they actually managed to save lives, and that thousands might've died if they hadn't landed the dreadnought like they did. Palpatine added that they did manage to rescue him, and Mace Windu was willing to drop the matter. Bail Organa informed them that the Trade Federation were about to invade Naboo again, but Obi-Wan, Anakin, R2, and 3PO were all distracted by the fact that none of them had any idea who Bail Organa was supposed to be. They had met him two years earlier, but since he'd done nothing important or memorable, they'd all forgotten him by this time.
Padme showed up and was quickly reunited with Anakin.
That night, Anakin told Padme he rescued Palpatine and uncovered a Sith conspiracy, and asked what she'd been doing. Padme said she'd been working on this thing that she'd worried about and was feeling a bit sick. Anakin realized Padme was having a baby. Anakin mentioned the Trade Federation were about to invade Naboo again, and Padme was eager to go stop them, but Anakin pointed out, that since she was now pregnant, she should stay there on Coruscant. Besides, he thought it was much more important to find the Sith lord traitor in the Jedi Council. Anakin and Padme went to bed, but he was awoken by a nightmare of Padme dying in childbirth.
The next morning, Anakin came to see Yoda. Anakin told him to be suspicious of Obi-Wan as the possible Sith lord traitor. He also lied to Yoda, telling him that it was Obi-Wan who used Force Push to crash into that watchtower, where so many people got killed.
Anakin then went to Obi-Wan, who was studying the Peace Moon plans copied by R2. Obi-Wan reminded him of how he caused that crash into the watchtower. Anakin told him that he was misremembering because of the head concussion he was suffering at the time, that Anakin was actually trying to steer the ship away from the watchtower (another lie). He then told Obi-Wan to be suspicious of Yoda.
Anakin went to see Palpatine. He described to Anakin how he had recently contacted General Grievous and tried to negotiate with him, but with Valorum being Grievous, the conversation went nowhere. Anakin told him he should give Anakin supreme authority over the Jedi Council. Palpatine told him that the Council was independant of the Senate, so he couldn't do that. Anakin told him that as Chancellor, he could appoint one Jedi to the Council, and he should appoint Anakin. Palpatine claimed that no Chancellor had used that authority in hundreds of years. Anakin told him he needed to spy on the Council to find the Sith lord traitor in their midst. Palpatine finally, reluctantly agreed to appoint him to the Council, but refused to give him any special authority.
Anakin reported to the Council as a new member, but was surprised to find that Obi-Wan was already a member along with Yoda. Obi-Wan told him that he had applied for membership since the battle of Geonosis. It turned out that his application had been sitting in Mace Windu's in-tray for who knew how long, and that Obi-Wan just gained membership the day before. Anakin told the Council that they should be suspicious of Palpatine, that he appointed Anakin to the Council so that he could spy on them.
Anakin talked with Obi-Wan in private. He told him about Palpatine's conversation with Grievous, and told Obi-Wan that Grievous was on the planet Utapau. Obi-Wan decided to go there and arrest Grievous. Anakin chose to stay on Coruscant and keep an eye on Palpatine and the Council.
Anakin told Padme Amidala he was worried about the Senate's attitude to the Jedi Council. Padme told him not to worry about it because she was forming a protest group within the Senate.
Anakin went to talk to Chancellor Palpatine, who was attending a Gungan ballet charity performance to aid the refugees from the Trade Federation's current invasion of Naboo. Anakin told him that in order to find the Sith traitor in the Jedi Council, he needed access to the Jedi Archives. Palpatine told him that access to those archives belonged to Mace Windu. Anakin pointed out that Windu had been acting like a total idiot. Palpatine conceded he had a point. Anakin told him that Obi-Wan was still suspicious about the Peace Moon, that Anakin told Obi-Wan Grievous was on Utapau so that he'd go there, keeping Obi-Wan out of the way for awhile. He also told Palpatine that Obi-Wan had convinced the Jedi Council that Palpatine was hiding something, and asked Palpatine to imagine what the Council might be hiding. Palpatine agreed to give him access to the Jedi Archives.
Anakin staged a meeting with the rest of the Council, telling them that while they'd been working to defend the Republic, Palpatine was wasting time last night at that ballet performance, and that when he tried to point out more urgent concerns to Palpatine, Palpatine was dismissive.
Obi-Wan and Anakin made their goodbyes and Obi-Wan boarded a transport full of Clone Troopers led by Commander Cody.
Anakin told Padme that he'd had that nightmare again about her dying in childbirth. He told her that he'd had nightmares every night since he met them, and how many of them were things that came true, like the death of Qui-Gon, the bomb that went off on the docking ramp of Padme's ship when she came to Coruscant to vote on a Republic army, and of his own mother dying in his arms. Padme suggested he'd been having too much stress and needed to take time off. Anakin insisted his work was too important. Padme offered to help. Anakin told her she was already helping by forming her protest group within the Senate. Padme admitted she was thinking more along the lines of a shoulder rub.
Padme and a group of Senators confronted Palpatine and Anakin. Padme told Palpatine that she and her fellow Senators were going to overthrow the Senate, much to the other Senators' surprise. Palpatine suggested that would be unwise. Senator Jar Jar Binks among the Senators said he agreed with Palpatine.
Padme and her delegation were confronting Anakin and Chancellor Palpatine, but Padme declared that they were done talking and she and her delegation stormed out of the room. Anakin tried to convince Palpatine that either Yoda or Mace Windu was the Sith lord in the Jedi Council, but Palpatine refused to listen to any more of his paranoia, and orders him out of his office.
At the Jedi Council chamber, Anakin and Mace Windu contacted Yoda who was on Kashyyyk aiding the Wookies in fighting an invasion from a Separatist droid army, and Commander Cody on Utapau. Yoda reported that the Wookies won the battle. Cody reported on what Obi-Wan had found out, including that Nute Gunray claimed he had sleeper agents in the Republic. Anakin tried to hint to Windu that Palpatine could be a Sith lord, but Windu was too dim to get it. Anakin left the Jedi Council chamber.
Anakin crept up on Palpatine in his Chancellor chamber while the latter was looking at some Peace Moon plans. When Anakin revealed his presence, Palpatine hastily shut down the plans. Anakin told him that those plans Palpatine was looking at just now didn't look like the plans R2-D2 recovered. Anakin realized that Count Dooku had only stolen a copy of the Peace Moon plans, that Palpatine had backups, and the real reason Palpatine had wanted him and Obi-Wan to recover the plans Dooku stole was to keep Dooku from exposing them to the public. Palpatine pointed out that R2 had said the plans to the Peace Moon had shown it to be harmless. Anakin replied that was after Nute Gunray had erased the superweapon shown in the plans. Palpatine tried to deny that there was such a superweapon. Anakin called his bluff, telling him to then go ahead and show the plans he just shut down. Busted, Palpatine admited to the superweapon, capable of destroying an entire planet, but insisted it was only meant as a deterrent, never to actually be used. Anakin asked why he had kept this weapon a secret, and Palpatine said the Senate would never approve of it. Anakin pointed out that he was married to a Senator, and tried to use that fact to blackmail Palpatine into giving him control over the military to hunt down the Sith, but Palpatine refused. He tried to threaten Palpatine with his laser sword, but Palpatine stood by his principles. Anakin backed down, admitting he respected the Chancellor's integrity, and left. Palpatine commented to himself that it was no wonder the previous Chancellor went nuts.
Anakin approached Mace Windu while he was contacting Yoda. He asked him if he ever dreamed of death. Windu replied that he never remembered his dreams. Anakin told him how he dreamed of Padme dying, and claimed that he saw a Sith lord killing her. He hinted that the Sith lord was Palpatine, but Windu failed to get the hints and decided that meant the entire Jedi Council were Sith lords. Then Yoda exclaimed that Palpatine was going to kill Padme! Now Windu finally got it, and after a long pause, decided to arrest Palpatine. He asked Anakin to come along, but after a long pause, Anakin claimed that he had to wash his hair. Windu decided that was a perfectly acceptable and legitimate reason not to come, and went off to confront Palpatine.
Anakin started to look up the Jedi Archives, but Padme and R2 approached him to ask if this meant that Palpatine was the bad guy. Padme asked him why he never told her anything. So Anakin decided to confide his plan to Padme: Palpatine was a good man, but Anakin believed he needed persuasion. Anakin had told Mace Windu that Palpatine was a Sith Lord, and Windu had just gone to try to arrest him. Anakin had been sowing the seeds of this for a while. In a few minutes he'd show up where Windu was trying to arrest Palpatine, and convince Palpatine that Windu was a traitor. Palpatine would have Windu arrested and the Jedi declared outlaws. Then Anakin would be second only to Palpatine. The power behind the throne. Padme decided that was an awesome plan.
Padme asked how she could help. Anakin explained he was looking up the Jedi Archives to see if he could figure out who the sleeper agents were that Nute Gunray mentioned. Padme casually asked if he meant besides Mace Windu. This confused Anakin, so Padme casually pointed out how Windu was in charge of the Jedi Treasury which secretly funded the clone army, and was also in charge of the Jedi Archives which got corrupted by dogs. Anakin, shocked, realized that this would explain why Windu was so vague all the time. R2, just as shocked as Anakin, realized this would also explain why he never remembered his dreams. Anakin, stunned to realize that one of the people he'd been accusing during this entire story might actually be guilty of something, ran off. C-3PO arrived to interview Padme for the Droid Daily.
Anakin rushed to Palpatine's office, where he found Mace Windu standing over Palpatine with a laser sword. Both men accused each other of being a Sith lord, and enlisted Anakin's help against the other. Anakin sided against Windu. Palpatine tried to attack Windu with Force Drain, but only got himself hideously scarred before he realized that he'd been using it in reverse. Windu pointed out that it wouldn't work anyway since Force Drain only worked on someone who was angry. Anakin accused Windu of being Nute Gunray's sleeper agent. Windu replied that that was not true, that was impossible. Anakin told him to search his feelings, that Windu knew it to be true. Windu cried out a loud, "NNNNNNOOOOOOOOO!!!!" Anakin sliced off Windu's hand with Anakin's laser sword. Palpatine figured that should probably make Windu angry, and attacked Windu with Force Drain successfully. As Windu writhed in agony under the Force Drain, he suddenly remembered that he had been brainwashed by Nute Gunray into being his sleeper agent, that Gunray was behind everything, the clone army, the Jedi Archives, Windu's apartment block. Windu asked them to tell the Jedi Council he was sorry for his failure, and then he fell through a window to the streets below. Palpatine began to worry that he made a terrible mistake. Anakin claimed this meant the entire Jedi Council was in on it. Palpatine pointed out that Windu just apologized. Anakin claimed it was for failing to kill Palpatine.
Anakin was now able to use the past events of the entire story to convince Palpatine that the entire Jedi, except Anakin himself, had been plotting Palpatine's overthrow. He told Palpatine they would need to use the Force to take control of the clone army to defeat the Jedi and the Trade Federation. Palpatine told him to take a legion of clone troopers to the Jedi Temple and arrest the Jedi there. Anakin wanted to kill them, but Palpatine insisted there might be innocents among the Jedi and that they each needed to be tried. Anakin conceded on this, but told him the Jedi out in the field couldn't be simply arrested by the clone troopers because the troopers' minds were too malleable. Palpatine reluctantly agreed to order the clones to kill the Jedi out in the field.
Anakin began leading a legion of Clone Troopers to the Jedi Temple.
At the Jedi Temple, a Jedi Youngling asked Anakin what they should do. Anakin responded by turning on his laser sword. Anakin killed the boy and he and the Clone Troopers with him slaughtered all the Jedi and their Younglings in the temple.
Padme learned about Anakin's massacre at the Jedi Temple and was appalled. She confronted Anakin and began to argue with him by uttering a lot of quaint, old-fashioned insults at him. She demanded to know why he killed the children. Anakin tried to justify it, and succeeded. Anakin brought up the Sith, but Padme got him to admit that he made up the Sith to turn Palpatine against the Jedi and make himself all-powerful. Padme stated for the record, that being good, she could sort of see Anakin's point about killing kids or whatever, but being good, she would still be shocked by it, but she would still love Anakin, and that was what counted. Anakin told Padme that with her rebellion, she could destroy the Chancellor and together they could rule the Galaxy as husband and wife. Padme thought that was cool, and decided they only needed to tie up some loose ends. It occurred to Anakin that Mace Windu knew the Jedi weren't in rebellion, and that Nute Gunray would know everything he knew, so Anakin should go deal with him. (He definitely didn't get that idea from Padme, since she was Good).
Anakin decided to go to Naboo to track Gunray there. Meanwhile, R2-D2 wanted to know what was happening with his dreadnought. He learned that he now had the full rights and title deed to the dreadnought. He then learned that he also had messages from sixteen different creditors, and a summons to appear in court on seven counts of malicious property damage, occasioning death. Upon learning this, R2 decided he'd definitely help Anakin navigate his ship to the Naboo war zone. Besides, maybe he could sell his dreadnought to Gunray since Gunray was into trade.
Anakin and R2 arrived at where Naboo was supposed to be, only to find it was not there. R2 scanned for it, and found it was now orbiting a gas giant, that the tides were causing increased volcanic activity because the Trade Federation conquered the planet and moved it, smeltering the entire planet. R2 concluded with delight that this was being done to build the Peace Moon. Many on the planet had perished, but R2 thought that the creation of a new superweapon was a distinct upside.
Anakin and R2 landed near the Trade Federation hq on the planet. Anakin was determined to avenge Naboo and fight the Feds. R2 realized he didn't have very effective weapons, so volunteered to stay and guard the ship.
Anakin entered the Trade Federation hq and confronted Gunray. Anakin tried to engage Gunray in subtle mind games, and when that just gets bogged down in confusing wordplay, Anakin just drew his laser sword and slaughtered all the other Federation and Separatist leaders there until Gunray was the only one still alive. Calmly defiant to the end, Gunray told him that Gunray knew that there was no Sith, that Anakin just made it up. Gunray also told him that if he struck Gunray down, Gunray would become more powerful than Anakin could imagine. Gunray told him he knew Anakin had been having dreams of Padme's death, and that Gunray's death here would seal her fate. Anakin just killed him in response.
Alone on the volcanic wasteland that was once Naboo, Anakin gave a chilling monologue on Naboo's "rebirth" and his plans to rule with his Queen.
Palpatine contacted Anakin on Naboo. He informed Palpatine of the deaths of all the Seperatist leaders, and told him that Anakin now had control of Grievous' cyborgs, and he was going to let them continue building the Peace Moon. He suggested Palpatine take charge of the diplomacy while he crushed the last of the resistance. Or Palpatine could place him in charge of the diplomacy. Palpatine reluctantly chose the first option.
Padme and C-3PO, with Obi-Wan as a stowaway, reached Naboo on their ship. C-3PO expressed concern for the dinosaur ponies, and the third degree burns they must have suffered from the smeltering.
Padme left her ship and confronted Anakin. She told him that before Anakin could rule the Galaxy, he needed to confront the Dark Side of the Force within him. She pointed out that when Qui-Gon injected him with midi-chlorians, it clouded his mind, leading him to kill Greedo. When he tried to justify it to Padme, she told him that he needed to see in himself the true Balance of the Force, the Balance of Love and Death. She pointed out how he wanted his mother Shmi to love him, but instead Shmi was scared of him. And that when Shmi couldn't bring herself to say that she still loved Anakin, he used the Force to kill her. Anakin was so furious upon hearing this, he used the Force to strangle Padme. Obi-Wan emerged from the ship and demanded that Anakin release her. Anakin snarled, "She's a liar! I would never harm anyone I love!" Obi-Wan roared back, "You're killing your own wife!" Shocked by this realization, Anakin released Padme, who collapsed to the ground.
Obi-Wan expressed outrage at what Anakin had done. This only disgusted R2, since what he wanted to do was go take charge of the Peace Moon. He went off to do so. Obi-Wan tried to arrest Anakin, but he resisted, and they began a fierce laser sword duel.
Anakin and Obi-Wan continued to duel each other. Anakin stammered an offer for Obi-Wan to surrender. Obi-Wan replied that he sensed much fear in him, and how fear led to anger. They continued dueling.
As Anakin and Obi-Wan dueled, Anakin managed to grab Obi-Wan by the throat with one hand. Anakin justified his anger by claiming that his mother taught him to live life to the fullest.
Obi-Wan kicked Anakin, causing him to release his stranglehold on Obi-Wan, and they resumed dueling. Obi-Wan accidentally sliced the magmashield regulator, which was the only thing preventing the entire facility they were in from falling into the lava below.
As Obi-Wan and Anakin dueled, they fought and moved outside on to gantries over the lava. Anakin defended his passions, declaring his love for Padme. Obi-Wan sarcastically pointed out how well that turned out.
Obi-Wan and Anakin continued to duel as the structure they were standing on started to fall into the lava.
Obi-Wan and Anakin continued to duel as the structure they were on headed towards a lava fall. They each jumped onto a separate piece of debris that remained afloat above the lava.
As Obi-Wan and Anakin continued to duel, Obi-Wan pointed out how each of the emotions Anakin had expressed in the past had led Anakin along the path of the Dark Side of the Force, pointing out that Anakin's journey to the Dark Side was now complete. Anakin thanked him for this insight, for it meant he no longer had to conceal the truth from himself any longer. He declared that he was the Sith. When Obi-Wan pointed out that the Sith were legend, Anakin declared that he was the legend.
Obi-Wan leaped backward onto solid ground that was sloping above the lava flow, and pointed out that now he had the advantage. Anakin leaped off the floating debris he was on. Obi-Wan was able to to slice off Anakin's one remaining good arm and both of his legs. Anakin requested Obi-Wan that he leave him to die on this reborn planet. Anakin caught fire, and Obi-Wan left him, taking Anakin's laser sword. Obi-Wan, R2, and 3PO took the still alive but dying Padme with them on Padme's ship, leaving Anakin behind.
Several days had passed, and Naboo was starting to cool down, but Anakin was still alive despite having all his remaining limbs decapitated by Obi-Wan. Anakin used the Force to call out to Chancellor Palpatine to save him. Palpatine rescued him and took him to a hospital on Coruscant. Anakin panicked when he realized that Palpatine was turning him into a cyborg, and begged him not to do that. Palpatine sternly informed him that after all the suffering he'd caused, he deserved some suffering of his own.
The Enemy Let SlipEdit
Darth Vader was standing over Luke, declaring Vader was about to have revenge for the murder of Vader's son. Luke told Vader Obi-Wan never told Vader what happened to Vader's son. Vader said Obi-Wan told Vader enough, he told Vader Luke killed him. Luke told Vader, no, he is Vader's son. Vader said that was not true, that was impossible. Luke told Vader to search Vader's feelings, Vader knew it to be true. Vader yelled, "No! Noooooooooo...." for a very long time. Once Vader ran out of "ooooooo..."s, Luke told Vader that Vader couldn't kill him now since Vader was his father. Vader told him, no, Vader knew that really was impossible. Luke said he figured it all out: Princess was Vader's daughter adopted by Bail Organa and Breha Moon-Flower and raised on Alderaan, while Luke was Princess' twin brother, placed in the care of Owen and Beru Lars on Tatooine. Ergo, Vader was their father Anakin. He accused Vader of murdering his mother Padme. Vader told him, no, Vader was his mother. Luke was just confused by this and asked how. She begian, "Well, I loved Anakin very much and then..."
Vader claimed the Japor snippet Anakin gave Padme had special powers. Darth Vader said this was how Padme was able to survive for so long, like against the assassination attempt on the Coruscant landing platform, or the fight against the nexu. Vader added, as another example, of Padme's survival from dehydration and exposure on Geonosis. This was also how Vader was able to survive the system shock from being decapitated while in a psychic link with Luke. Luke asked what happened to Anakin. Vader replied that he was horribly mutilated and burnt on the lava field, so he died, obviously. To save Padme. Vader then related how Anakin didn't die immediately, that he suffered for days on the lava field where Obi-Wan abandoned him. In flashback, Anakin was lying on the lava field, calling out to Padme. Darth Vader related how as Padme she experienced her own funeral and tried to speak up. In flashback, Padme on her funeral bier called Sio Bibble a traitorous wretch, and accused him of selling out to the Feds just to save his own sorry butt. Bibble started to defend himself from the accusation than stopped, and apologized, saying he thought he heard someone say something.
Vader related how the next thing she knew, she was encased in the full black body armor and helmet, with Palpatine saying, "Padmé... Rise..." Vader asked, "What... What have you done to me?" Palpatine replied, " I need a strong figurehead to control the military; you shall have the power you crave. Do not deny it; I have sensed it building in you. Anakin was a hero of the Republic; but sadly he was too far gone." Vader asked, "He's d-d-... dead?" Palpatine replied, " I transfused his midi-chlorians into you; they will grant you Force powers. The midi-chlorians have supported your shattered body; they will help you grow strong again. But the military chain of command is very... traditional; they won't accept a female leader." Vader asked, "They will assume... I am Anakin?" Palpatine answered, "Yes. You must maintain the illusion that you are now effectively a retired Jedi; you should adopt the "Darth" honorific." Vader replied, " I shall be known as... Darth Vader." Palpatine said, "I regret to say, your life support systems contain... measures to ensure your loyalty." Vader asked, "What do you mean?" Palpatine answered, "You are too dangerous, too... reckless. You must learn control. Until you do, I shall be your master. Now, get me some tea." Vader replied, "Sigh, very well." Palpatine added, "One sugar." Vader answered, "Yes, yes." Palpatine added, "No milk. A slice of space pear." Vader yelled, "Noooooo!!!"
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