Warning - I mention some major events from the Darth Plagueis novel below... So I just finished reading Darth Plagueis and I looked up a summary just to kinda review everything I had read. From the publishers summary... "As the novel comes to a close during the events of The Phantom Menace, Sidious and Plagueis learn that a young boy named Anakin Skywalker, a former slave found by Qui-Gon Jinn on Tatooine, had been born of the Force. They discern that this is most likely due to Plagueis's experiment of creating life through the Force, which he had commenced about a decade earlier." Maybe I just totally missed this, but this thought never crossed my mind. It does make sense...Plagueis had messed with the Force's properties of life and death through his experimentations, namely when he repeatedly let Venemous die and brought him back to life. Maybe the light side was trying to balance everything out with a divine conception of Anakin? Did anyone else pick up on this?