I wonder why the "Darth Plagueis" book was resurrected in the last couple years? It seemed that Lucas himself thought it was "time" that the story was told, and he had input throughout the process of Luceno writing the book. I'd bet that bringing Plagueis' death so close to Episode I was one of Lucas's ideas. I believe it was also mentioned, in an interview shortly after the book was released, that there were already "plans" to cover the mystical ceremony about 10 years before Episode I when Plagueis and Sidious succeeded in throwing the Force out of balance. We've also recently had Denning's "Apocalpyse" book bringing the Mortis idea back into the plot, with Luke Skywalker suggesting that perhaps the Force was never really balanced. Palpatine is gone. But Plagueis? We've also seen it's possible for Sith to unnaturally cling to life throughout the EU, and most recently with Darth Maul And now we have the Sequel Trilogy being announced. Coincidence? "Plagueis was the most powerful Sith Lord who ever lived. But could he be the only one who never died?" Alright, we are limiting the Episode VII Crazy Speculation About Everything In The EU In The Past Decade threads. Keep it in the main thread. And limit the baseless speculation, please.