Qui gon won anakin's freedom, he bought him from watto the slave owner, and anakin won the podrace. He took Anakin to the Jedi council on Coruscant, but they said he was too old to be trained. Yoda said that skywalker's future was clouded, and that fear is the path to the darkside. At the end of phantom menace, darth maul kills Qui Gon Jinn and as qui gon dies, he tells obi wan to train anakin, because he is the chosen one. At the end of Episode 1, obi wan decides to anakin skywalker as his jedi padawan/apprentice, but Yoda said that while Anakin may be the Chosen One-which is ultimately is at the end of Return of the Jedi, eventually, but Yoda said that there was grave danger in Anakin's training and Obi wan was just like his mentor Qui Gon. But the council decided to allow him to be trained, and he becomes Obi-wan kenobi's apprentice. Palpatine said he will watch over skywalker's career with great interest (foreshadowing). In episode 2, Anakin's mother dies. Since he was being trained as a Jedi and wasn't there to protect and save her, she died. He was very grieved by that, and wished he could learn to save people from dying. In a fit of rage, the sandpeople died at his hand, an entire tribe of them. His character was becoming darker because of that. In Episode 3, this is when Anakin's future takes a dark path, in which Palpatine tempts him with the darkside with the power to save his wife Padme, who is now pregnant with princess Leia and luke skywalker, who receives Force vision of her death in childbirth to them. He tells mace windu that Palpatine is darth sidious, the sith lord and traitor. Sensing fear in the young jedi since that the other jedi sensed in him as a child, windu told anakin not to go with him to face Palpatine. Anakin, however, went. Windu, about to defeat Palpatine once and for all. We learn here that the Sith plan to rule the galaxy, but Mace windu is about to stop that from happening. With temptations being told to him that he could save his wife from death, Anakin stops mace windu, saves Palpatine's life, thereby creating the Galactic Empire by stopping Mace windu from defeating Palpatine, which would have stopped it all. He, as yoda and the other jed feared, turns to the darkside and becomes the Sith Lord Darth Vader. Without Anakin's help, windu would have defeated the emperor and the empire would never have existed, and all the atrocities done under darth sidious's command never would have happened. He helps Palpatine, who is now the Emperor soon afterward, to hunt down destroy all the Jedi in the Temple, turning against the very order of knights he was once a part of. He becomes the Emperor's enforcer, and 2nd in command, in the new Empire, for over 20 years. For 20-30 years, at least 23 years , but probably a little more than that, the empire rules in tyranny under Vader's command. Episode 3-4 has a 19 year gap, 4-5 has a 3 yr gap, 5-6 has 1 yr gap, which is 23 years, but some time passed from the beginning and end of each episode, so it was probably more. Alderaan is destroyed by the death star, and billions die. The empire wiped out and enslaved many of the galaxies-non humans, and planned to use the Death Star much more in the future. They did other terrible deeds, too, mentioned a lot in the Expanded universe. But, in the end, Anakin destroyed the Sith and the empire was defeated by the rebels. So, Yoda's warnings and the council's warnings were true-Anakin became Darth Vader and an evil Sith. Does that mean that obi wan kenobi's decision to train him, and qui gon's too, was the right or wrong decision, in the long run, overall? Anakin did fullfill his role as the Chosen one, but, the question is, was it the best way for the galaxy to do it that way, by training Anakin? Some video on youtube said that Qui gon is the worst jedi ever, "responsible for the downfall of the republic, the rise of darth vader, the deaths of Jedi". So, did he doom the galaxy by training Anakin? If Anakin never left Tattoine, would the galaxy be better off, since he never would've become Darth Vader, which Qui gon is the one who took him away from home, and obi wan trained him, they were responsible? The council's foreshadowings were true. Anakin doomed the galaxy, and so did qui gon and obi wan by deciding to train him. But, things may not be like they seem. I had a theory. Since mace windu said that if the prophecy is true, then Anakin is the only one who can bring the force into balance, aka destroy the Sith and restore peace to the galaxy. Anakin did just that in Episode 6. The question is not whether Anakin is the Chosen one, but rather, was training Anakin a good decision in the end on Qui gon and obi wan's part. So, it's possible that, according to a theory I had, which may or may not be true, if anakin was never freed as a slave by Qui gon, the prophecy never would have been fullfilled, the Sith never would've been destroyed, and they would rule the galaxy in tyranny much longer. I know it sounds wierd, but that's what Windu said. As part of evidence for my theory, here's why it might be true. Anakin was taken away from Tattoine, he became a Jedi, Palpatine revealed himself to be the Sith Lord Darth Sidious and traitor to the Republic, and he tempted him with dark powers to save his wife, Anakin told Mace windu that Palpatine was a sith and mace windu knew that the Sith ruled the galaxy in tyranny in the past. He went to go fight Sidious and stop him from taking over the galaxy, but Anakin stopped Mace windu and the empire was created, and it ruled the galaxy for 23 years as a dictatorship, and many people died. However, it's possible, as weird as it sounds, that Anakin stopping Mace windu did not really cause the creation of the Empire and the atrocities they did. Because, if he was never taken away from Tattoine, he never could have told Mace windu about Palpatine, he never would've went to arrest Palpatine in the failed attempt to save the galaxy. The same thing would have happened. Because that way, anakin wouldn't be around to tell windu who palpatine was and get a chance to stop Windu, because, Mace windu never would've gotten the chance, without Anakin, to even be put in that situation to defeat the Emperor and save the galaxy. So, Anakin did not really create the Empire. It's kind of hard to explain. But that way, without Anakin, could the galaxy be saved from the Sith? Would things have gone better. Is my theory true?