There is something I do not fully understand about this scene from The Phantom Menace. Doesn't Yoda have a say in who's to be trained and who's not? If he senses grave danger in Anakin's training, why can't he stop Anakin from being trained in the first place? I am not nitpicking here. It's just that this scene does not make a whole lot of sense to me. Let's say I am Yoda and even though Anakin's future is clouded, I can definitely tell there is grave danger in allowing him to become a Jedi. If that is the case, I would try to talk the Jedi Council out of giving Obi Wan permission to train Anakin. And it is just not that, shouldn't the rest of the members of the Jedi Council have felt, at least to a certain degree, the danger Yoda felt? I have not watched the prequels that many times, but I seem to remember Mace Windu saying at some point something along the lines of the Dark Side clouding or diminishing their ability to use the Force. I think it is in Episode II. Maybe that doesn't have anything to do with Anakin's training, but it does have to do with the Dark Side becoming stronger and if I were in the Jedi Council and I still felt danger in training Anakin by the time the events portrayed in Episode II take place, I would more than likely do the math and be opposed to Anakin actually becoming a Jedi. I don't know. Doesn't Yoda have authority in the Council? Shouldn't the members of the Council listen to what he has to say, if anything because he is 800 years old and wise? Or is he just a puppet, pun intended? And it's not just that. In the conversation I just quoted, Yoda makes it very clear that he does not agree with Anakin being trained, yet Obi Wan, on whom the level of Jedi knight has just been conferred, has the nerve to openly defy Yoda and say he will train Anakin even if the Council (and Yoda) is/are against it. Wait… what? Isn't that disrespectful? I mean, it's not like Obi Wan was an experienced Jedi. He does not outrank Yoda or any of the other members of the Council for that matter either. Shouldn't he have to follow the orders of the Council? Why would he defy the senior members of the Council who have just bestowed upon him the level of Jedi Knight, for which I am sure he trained long and hard, thus risking everything he worked for? Doesn't the Council have any authority whatsoever or can't they exercise that authority? Even if he gave his word to Qui Gon, Qui Gon did not have the same level of authority as the members of the Jedi Council. Their decisions regarding who's to be trained and who's not should have been more important than his promise to Qui Gon, who was by the way blind if he did not sense Anakin was dangerous. If you ask me, the Jedi were not that wise. Any thoughts on this?