Can we first all agree that Padme isn't alive in ROTJ? I mean...that would be plain stupid. "Hey look..Padme is alive. Er..her kids don't seem to care...nobody does...she doesn't interact with Luke and Leia...hey this is LAME!" Secondly...She is NOT A JEDI. And even if for some convoluted(and RETARDED IMO) reason she is found to have Jedi powers...she CERTAINLY wouldn't have honed them enough to appear as a spirit. There won't be a holo of her. How the hell would that work? Again..no reaction from the kids. The ONLY thing that could possibly work is flashabacks..but this too is stupid. There aren't any in SW. Never have been, it would interrupt the natural flow of the narration up to that point and would be IMO(and most likely the opinion of several others) a gratutious Natalie Portman insertion. Plus, and this is more on a personal feelings note...I don't like the idea of drooling fanboys getting Padme shots in LEIA'S movie. I can see a PT reunion of completely overshadowing NOT only Leia, but Luke, Han ect... She is a major player of the PT...she falls for Anakin, has his kids...then dies. But there is no need for her in the OT...just as there is no need for OT characters in the PT. And don't give me..."She is more important..blah blah.." Other than squeezing the kids out..not really. Her purpose is finished. Luke and Leia are her extention into the OT. That should be enough.