I think it's insulting to Padme to think she would say "Ani, you've grown up" to someone who just made some pretencious comment about letting go her pride I think she was praising him for his insight. ...or she would say "to be angry is to be human" to someone who just wiped out a village. I agreed with her there. To be angry is to be human--and there would be something wrong with him if he weren't angry at the village that was responsible for torturing his mother to death. Excellent post as usual, Zam. I've had to stuff my face with chocolate and various beverages myself in this thread because I can't stand the persistant proliferation of Anakin-hating, a proliferation that makes me wonder how someone would be treated in real life if his mother were tortured to death and he took revenge--would he be screamed at as a "Baby killer! You should have made sure they were guilty first!"? I hope not.