I'm so tired of all the appologists for this Stupid Plot Device saying things like "Well...if YOU had just been choked by the love of your life who turned evil, and given birth, you might have died" Or, phrased differently: "Well maybe you would have gotten over your evil husband without dying, but was that along with being choked and giving birth?" Let me tell you something about myself. If my husband went evil, would I be devastated? Yes. If he choked me and ALMOST killed me, would be depressed and despondent? Yes. If it brought on labor, would I be more stressed and and hurt? Yes. No question. But would I DIE? Would I "lose the will to live"? Heeellll nooo! Not unless I died of complications from the choke or childbirth. But this idiocy about just dying of a broken heart? Pfft! No WAY would I "have no reason to live" if I had babies. Even if I felt responsible, I would live on to help correct the mistakes I made. I'd live on just to kick my husbands butt. Love him or not, he did a terrible wrong, and would deserve to be punished. I would want to see to that personally if only for the safety of my children. If I felt they were safer away from me, I would see them given to someone else and hidden. But I would live on, so that one day I could help them when the time was right. The ONLY thing that would keep me(or most decent women who LOVE their children) from helping my babies is a strong STRONG reason to die. Like actual injuries or illness. And you know what? I'd do all that, and I've never been a Queen and led an army at 14 or a senator at 24, who also leads an army. Padme is supposed to be a heroine. But she doesn't act like it. And this symbiance thing is ridiculous. What is this? ET? If anything it makes even less sense. Afterall, Anakin is still alive in Vader. Padme says it herself. "There is still good in him." Well, Padme, if that's the case, you DO have a reason to live, even if you don't really care for your children, your honey pie is still salvagable.