Saga Padme & Anakin: Who knew?

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  1. SithLord_1270 Jedi Grand Master

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    Who knew that Padme & Anakin were married much less in a relationship?

    Palpatine outright knew & told Anakin. But if Palpatine knew why didn't the Jedi?

    OB1's words to Padme indicate that he might have al least suspected. In one of the comics its hinted that he suspected during the Clone Wars. If so, then why didn't he talk to his "brother" about this.
  2. MeBeJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    R2-D2 and C3PO knew
  3. SithLord_1270 Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah, but they aren't talking.
  4. EHT New Films Manager

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    Yup, they were the best man and the maid of honor. :p
  5. MeBeJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Which was which? We know R2 has a third leg. [face_mischief]
  6. StampidHD280pro Force Ghost

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    I would love to hear an EU or novel-based answer. Yoda's expressions and Obi-Wan's dialogue in the movie suggest (to me at least) that they've known all along, but weren't talking either.
  7. Slowburn Jedi Youngling

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    Threepio was definitely the woman of that relationship. When the camera isn't on them, I hear that R2 beats his whiny ass.
  8. Darthbane2007 Force Ghost

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    The priest that married them does...
  9. SithLord_1270 Jedi Grand Master

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    but how could they know & not say anything? Isn't he breaking a major rule?

    I thought R2 was the ring bearer & 3PO the Flower Girl?

    Mayebe the priest was paid hush money? Had an "unfortunate accident"?
  10. Jedi_Keiran_Halcyon Jedi Grand Master

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    I like the idea that Obi-Wan knew but protected their secret.

    And I'll admit that the scene where Yoda and Anakin talk about the dreams makes one wonder how Yoda could NOT know, but it seems like it would be out of character for Yoda to know and not do anything about it.
  11. anakin_girl Jedi Grand Master

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    Yep, R2 and 3PO knew, and Bail was smart to have 3PO's memory erased.

    I'm assuming Anakin told Palps.

    I'm pretty sure Obi-Wan knew, maybe not that they were married, but that they were in a relationship. If he didn't, he's a lot dumber than I've given him credit for. Given the PDA in the hangar on Geonosis at the end of the battle, I kind of think Yoda knew as well.

    I also wonder if Obi-Wan and Yoda, or at least Obi-Wan, didn't just let it happen. If they were overly interested in preventing it, seems that they would have never allowed Anakin to escort Padme back to Naboo at the end of AOTC. Maybe neither of them thought that Anakin would actually go through with a marriage, or maybe they didn't think Padme would do it.

    Another thing to think about: the Senators, unless they were blind, had to have known that Padme was pregnant. Did they question who the father was?
  12. SithLord_1270 Jedi Grand Master

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    No. I don't think Anakin told Palps. When Palps mentions it while revealing who he truly is, Anakin looks surprised.
  13. anakin_girl Jedi Grand Master

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    Could Palps have found out based on the fact that his home planet is Naboo?

    I'm just speculating, I had forgotten the dialogue in that scene. You are right, when Palpatine makes a reference to "your wife," Anakin looks surprised. I'm assuming Padme didnt' tell him, so either he read Anakin's mind or he found out through some connection on Naboo.
  14. drg4 Force Ghost

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    He's surprised that Palpatine knows about the premonition, not the marriage itself.

    Bottom line: If Anakin told him about the Tatooine massacre, then he definitely divulged his clandestine wedding.
  15. SithLord_1270 Jedi Grand Master

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    I don't think so. The marriage to Padme is supposed to be a secret. So I can't see him telling Palps. Why would he tell Palps? Might put Padme in an awkward situation.

    The Sandpeople incident is another story. Thats a secret that effects only him. So his confiding in Palps about that is no problem, though I can't imagine why he'd tell Palps or anyone what he did. You'd think you would want to keep something like that under wraps.
  16. MeBeJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    I don't see him telling Palps either...
  17. mjerome3 Jedi Grand Master

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    Obi-Wan, Mace Windu, and Yoda suspected something. Obi-Wan of course knew even as a padawan that Anakin had an attachment to Padme.
  18. ida_dida Jedi Knight

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    i read somewhere that Palpatine found out about their marriage from Panaka. I dont remember from where he found out.Obi didnt know either. He just thought they were together. Not that they were married!
  19. anakin_girl Jedi Grand Master

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    That wasn't in Labyrinth of Evil was it? That sounds a bit familiar as well. Although how would Panaka know?
  20. drg4 Force Ghost

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    Palpatine is Anakin's mentor, friend, and surrogate father. If he could divulge his transgressions and sorrows, then he would surely make known his joys, the very reason for his being.

    Besides, from Anakin's POV, Palpatine isn't merely Padme's colleague, but a comrade. They went through Hell together during the Naboo blockade. Why wouldn't he be trusted?

  21. ida_dida Jedi Knight

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    i think he found out from some naboo files...i am not sure. my sourse though was wookiepedia in Padme's profile..
  22. SithLord_1270 Jedi Grand Master

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    If thats the case, then why not tell OB1? Bc they are supposed to be closer than he & Palps are. Hell, they've trusted each other with their lives. I have a feeling he & Padme had a little conversation about that and decided the fewer that know the beter. I think Palps in some Sithy way found out.
  23. Daft-Vader Force Ghost

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    because he would be expelled from the Jedi Order? He wasn't suppose to form that sort of relationship - if the Jedi 'Officially' found out, then what would they have to do?
  24. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    According to Stover's ROTS novelization, being the former Senator from Naboo, Palpatine found out due to connections in Naboo's civil clergy.
  25. ObiWanJedi93 Jedi Master

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    Panaka knew. He was the one that gave Palpatine the information, and that is how he used it against Anakin. I read it in the EU.