This thread is about Anakin Skywalker's knowledge on the prophecy of "The Chosen One". One of the things that are never specifically stated in the films but I always automatically assumed to be the case was that Anakin had known he was assumed to be the Chosen One from his earliest Jedi training onward. It would explain his compulsion of wanting to become the best Jedi, in fact desiring to go beyond the realm of a Jedi's powers. He is not giving himself a moment to breathe, never contended with the state of things because he is constantly occupied by all that pressure of fulfilling his title. His mind is always on the future, on the un-achievable, vague burden term of being "The Chosen One". He started his training at an odd age, being roughly 4-5 years older than the Younglings we saw Yoda instruct. If the others knew of his status, they probably kept some distance to him, furthering his isolation. The only safe things to hang on to were his attachments (in the form of Shmi and Padmé), both of whom he was hardly able to be around due to his Jedi commitments. Having them both on his mind for ten years without a chance at personal interaction led to his obsession and fear of losing them. That's why I think Palpatine was able to lure him towards the Dark Side- by offering him a quicker way to achieve powers the Jedi couldn't teach him AND using it to keep his one remaining attachment, his wife, safe through the process. At least this is my theory. It would certainly explain Anakin's dilemma, torn between arrogance, isolation and pressure from the Jedi and himself. However, as of recently I was wondering whether Anakin never actually found out about the prophecy. Could the Jedi have successfully left him in the dark? If the case, then surely he still felt the close scrutiny he was under. Perhaps this is where his distrust towards them stemmed from. Has GL ever officially stated which of these theories ring true to his vision? What do you think?