CUT LINE: Dooku responsible for Anakins mother's death

Discussion in 'Revenge of the Sith' started by FollowerOfSidious, Jan 16, 2006.

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  1. OX-FAN-WHO Jedi Youngling

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    The Sith would handle it different from the Jedi. The only betting on the tuskens side would be if they would live if they didn't do as they were told.
  2. lovelucas Jedi Master

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    i've always thought palpatine was behind the kidnapping of shmi. "bonus" and "random" just doesn't figure. and it fits so well with the plot....while not exactly the smoking gun, it is the key to triggering rage in anakin..now he knows what rage feels like and more importantly how helpless he was in preventing his mother's death. won't happen again is prime motivation for everything that happens in RotS.
  3. Darthgordon Jedi Youngling

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    I've also suspected Sideous having something to do w/ it. And according to the novelization of RotS Dooku was in on turning Anakin to the Dark Side. It's just that Palpatine had told him that he would start an academy of The Sith...of course he lied.
    The problem is that if Palpatine had said that, then later when Anakin discovers that the chancellor is the Sith Lord, he (Anakin) could have easily put two and two together and concluded that Palpatine was also behind it in some respect. Now since this line does not appear anywhere in the movie it is left up to the imagination of the fans to draw their own conclusion.
  4. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    Dooku agreed to turn Anakin, but this came about after the death of Shmi. Before that, Dooku spent much of the Clone Wars trying to get another shot at turning Obi-wan. However it was prior to the second Battle of Courscant and perhaps after the Battle of Boz Pity, that Dooku began to realize that Sidious wanted Anakin alive and not dead, as he told Asajj Ventress and him on Rattaak. Palpatine finally confrimed it when they discussed the second Battle of Courscant in greater detail. And then again before the two Jedi reached Grievous' quarters.
  5. Obi_Frans Jedi Padawan

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    Sidious had nothing to do with Shmi's predicament

    The "fued" between the Tattooine farmers and Tuskens had been escalating for years, Shmi knew this and was warned by both Cliegg and Owen - but she still went away from the farm to pick mushrooms all by herself, that's what got her kidnapped. No more, no less.

    She wasn't the only one the Tuskens ever kidnapped, she was just the only one who's last name happened to be Skywalker.
  6. Philip023 Jedi Youngling

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    Had it remained it would've looked too much like Anakin was set up.

    Um, wasn't Anakin set up? Palpatine sets him up to wipe out the Jedi.
  7. JediKnight_Jathen Jedi Youngling

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    Look if Dooku set him up cool, if not mabe just mabe the force was responsible for the death of Anakins mother. thats what i always thought
  8. LordIsurus Jedi Master

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    In the Episode 3 book, there is a scene where Palpatine explains all he can gain if he joins him. This is another thing that was cut from the movie. I think, goin from those examples, that George was trying to strip away those sorts of reasons for Anakins turn. Enough so, to bring the responsibility of the turn to the dark side more towards Anakin, himself. As in...no matter how many reasons there are, it still comes down to Anakin to join the Emperor. That being said, it wouldnt have hurt to show some of those rationals, but it's not bad either just to expose Anakins greed for power. And....another thing, by removing that line being said by Dooku, you dont bind Dooku into actually being a bad guy. Because, Dooku, may actually believe he's doing this stuff to bring balance to the galaxy and is actually helping the Republic. Thats not said, but he is so thrown by Sidious' command for Anakin to kill him, it seems Dooku has been told a whole different scenario than what was planned. Fantastic!

    Isurus the White
  9. brook_33 Jedi Padawan

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    Anakin obviously never pieced anything together because he would have realized that Sidious was responsible for Qui-gon's death as well and the assassination attempts on Padme's life.
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