How could Anakin Skywalker live without Padme at the end of Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith? Wasn't his number one reason for following Darth Sidious was in order to keep his wife from dying? What caused Anakin to become Darth Vader? Better yet, what inspired him to continue following the Emperor after she died? Was Anakin even in love with Padme to begin with? Because it seems like he was more in love with power than he was in love with Padme because Vader continues to go after his quest for power after Padme dies. I just got done watching Ep.III again yesterday and I do not completely understand how Anakin could possibly think that the jedi were possibly bad from a point of view. Was Anakin seriously thinking that he would resurrect Padme someday as soon as they figured it out together? Was Anakin secretly gay and in love with Sidious, growing up? 1. Why did Vader continue following Sidious after Padme died? 2. How was Vader able to think that the jedi were bad? 3. What were all the reasons for Vader to turn to the dark side to begin with? 4. How exactly was Anakin ultimately redeemed in the Return of the Jedi? 5. Why did Anakin die right after being redeemed? 6. But I thought Anakin couldn't live without Padme? 7. So, how was Anakin or Darth Vader able to live for thirty or so years after Padme died?