Everyone talks about how Anakin was the exceptionally powerful "chosen one" who made Luke and Leia so powerful. However, did the Twins really receive most of their greatness from their mother? First off, she was a queen at 14. That's not too big of a big deal, there have been many young monarchs do to untimely deaths, legalities, etc. However, isn't 21 extremely young to be become a Galactic Senator? Its one thing to somehow become a ruler of a system through genealogy, its another to win a sector-wide election representing 36 systems in the Galactic Republic defeating every single challenger from all of those 36 systems even at any age, let alone 21. she held the same office as Palpatine, the most manipulative Dark Lord of the Sith in eons, at age 21! Once elected, She didn't just sit in the chamber and listen, she authored landmark legislation on important topics such as the Confederacy and the Clone Armies. Also to be remembered is that Padme was not just a puppet ruler at age 14 too, she overruled her entire ruling council, as well as the counsel of Palpatine, and refused to even negotiate with the Trade Federation, who was holding her planet hostage with a Droid Army. Thanks only to her, Naboo never became something of the Trade Federation slave state or example it was destined to become. Also, how many 14 year-olds begin a vote of no-confidence on the Supreme Chancellor of the Republic on the Galactic Senate floor? The corruption of the Senate was its very undoing! Here 14-year old Padme comes in, takes one look at of the corruption, and boom, its gone. Yes, Palpatine was whispering in her ear, but that still took a lot of nerve. This does not even count, escaping the execution-chamber and the Arena on Geonosis with just a blaster, commanding a platoon of Clone Troopers in the first battle they had ever fought, and surviving numerous complex assassination attempts. What did Anakin, (or most anyone else for that matter) really do compared to her?