Okay,hopefully that title didn't freak you out too much! I was reading something on mythological comparisons recently(nerd alert!),and there was something interesting which related back to SW. The book was comparing different cultures and how those cultures view and interpret the idea of the underworld,or basically,how different cultures view Hell and what it's like,and what changes(if any)the appearance of the condemned person(or the hero) undergoes for the journey. Some cultures believe that when a soul makes a journey through the underworld,that no change in outer appearance occurs.For example,In Dante's`Inferno',when Dante takes a dark journey through Hell,he sees people that he knew on Earth and he is able to recognize them.Same thing happens in the `Oddysey';Oddyseus also takes a dark journey and the people that he sees are recognizable to him also. Other cultures however,believe that when a soul is cast into the underworld,that the soul is then recast or transformed into a hideous demon.I think that may be why some of the ancient people buried their dead in hideous or grotesque masks,to prepare them for that journey. SW seems to follow the latter.We see two characters who take journeys through the dark underworld(Anakin Skywalker and Han Solo),and,in both cases,they are both changed and given demonlike appearances.In the case of Anakin,he becomes Darth Vader and gets the costume,and in Han Solo's case,he gets encased in the carbonite,and is no longer recognizable as his former self. I've also noticed that in the last AOTC trailer('Clone War'),that there were those little winged creatures on Geonosis(not sure if that's the name of the planet,it's the one with big battle at the end),and I'm wondering if those creatures are supposed to represent demons and that maybe that planet is supposed to be some kind of symbol for the underworld for one of the characters.I dunno,AOTC is supposed to be darker movie,so you never know.