I have to agree with brodiew that Anakin is the most likable and understandable as a character when he is paired with Ashoka... even though I have my reservations about her. I despised the movie a lot the first time I saw it, but after reading this I'm a little more inclined to like it. Wouldn't Ashoka dying before the ROTS undo any sort of maturing that Anakin had during the Clone Wars... or maybe even make him even more confused? I would like to think that her death would make Anakin's fight to save Padme's life even more dire and urgent. Of course... given the medium (3d Cartoon Network) she is on right now and the current state of things concerning Star Wars, I can't see how they could kill her at all.