@TheAvengerButton All valid points, and I never meant to imply that we didn't get to see any positive aspects of the movie-Anakin, only that all the examples we did see were marred by some kind of tragedy. He goes to rescue his mother? She dies and he ends up giving in to his anger against the Tuskens. Attempts to save Obi-Wan on Geonosis? Cue a classic adventure run through a droid factory and arena battle, only for him to end up less an arm and needing to be bailed out by Yoda. Rescuing the Chancellor? Marred by his murder of Dooku. There were no outright, untainted heroics for the poor guy. We should have seen that stuff before we began to see the grip of corruption creep up. Now, technically we did get an example of that with TPM-Anakin, and the podracing/Trade Federation ship destroying. But...well, there are obvious reasons why this doesn't gel so well with the AOTC/ROTS Anakin. Movie-Anakin had some nice character moments, absolutely, but the ratio between them and the tragic stuff the character went through was a out of balance to provide us with the right narrative foundation for a "Rise And Fall"-style storyline. But that's just my opinion, different courses for different horses as they say.