"It was Anakin who single-handedly transformed inevitable defeat into victory on numerous occasions. Encounters on worlds such as Cato Niemoidia and elsewhere cemented Anakin and Obi-Wan's legendary reputations. Throughout the Republic, citizens would spread tales of the two Jedi heroes -- Anakin's hologenic features and daring exploits earned him the moniker of "The Hero Without Fear." Skywalker became a celebrity of the state, despite Jedi ascetics frowning upon such accolades." Case closed, Anakin was the hero of the Republic and the poster boy rock star of the Jedi. Too cool, can't wait to see Luke and Leia find this old records which refer to their old man as "The Hero Without Fear." It also fits into what Dooku said to Asajj about the nature of the Sith: "A Sith has no fear." Man did Palps luck out. If the Jedi had actually done a halfway decent job of training and trusting Anakin, he would have lost his most useful servant. P.S.- And STILL the Jedi feared and distrusted Anakin. DON'T SPOILER EPIII they again show a complete lack of trust towards their "Chosen One." The Jedi Council so completely screwed the pooch here I'm speechless. They practically handed over one, if not THE most valuable members of their Order in to the pocket of the Sith. For an clositered order that claimed "fear" was the path to the darkside, they sure had an awful lot of it towards their suposed savior. Stupid, stupid stupid stupid. Stupid.