At the very least, Yoda would have said "Sifo...", instead of ,"Count Dooku..." in the final battle. not neccessarily. remember Obi-Wan vs... that one guy? "Only a master of evil DARTH." Or there would have been a slight mention of it when Yoda and Mace heard the name in the meditation chamber. The concerned look was enough for me. IMO, they just put the pieces together. (Actually, It looked alot like Obi-Wans face when he was lying to Luke about how his father died.) Also, they had a great opportunity to confirm or deny his death to Obi-Wan, but they didnt. They said NOTHING in regards to Sifo-Dyas being alive or dead, they only deny involvement in the order. Why leave it hanging like that? As for the simplicity of the theory itself; Think back to 1980. "I am your father" seemed downright baffling. "Thats not possible!"- were my thoughts exactly.(ok i was only 6, but you know what I mean.) That just seemed CRAZY. A whole movie (ANH)had gone by without any mention of this! (like Sifo in TPM) Then we get some random info in ESB (like the Sifo stuff in AOTC) that made us all sit around and wonder for several years. Then ROTJ comes out & it all makes perfect sense "from a certain point of view". Like E3 will. Im not bashing, but you need to understand that with AOTC, a precedent is now set that a "simple answer" isnt a probability in SW movies anymore. I'm not offended, and thank you for clarifying. I enjoy the debate. In response- I disagree. IMO, AOTC does not set a precedent that the SW movies wont have simple answers. I think it gave us some information that seems confusing now, but will all seem very obvious later when it is explained with a simple answer. Most moviegoers wont think this deeply about it & I think GL will give us an explanation we can grasp. Something we've seen before. Now, I am not bashing either, but do you have any other argumeant besides "they would have called him Sifo."- ? Im serious. That's not much. Luke called Obi-Wan, Ben. Ben called Anakin Vader. Owen actually spoke about Ben & then said Obi-Wan was DEAD. "I dont think he exists anymore. He died around the same time as your father." Now THAT is some interesting dialogue. He KNOWS ben is alive, but says "Obi-Wan" is dead. If you change your name- people call you by your new name.