I'll preface this post by saying that I haven't read the Darth Plagueis novel yet. So my theory may have been explained in that book. Even though the Darth Plagueis material in the book is considered non-canon I've been thinking about something ever since I saw ROTS. If this has been discussed before I apologize. There is a scene in ROTS where Palpatine and Anakin are in the theater. Palpatine starts telling the tale of Darth Plagueis the Wise. If I remember correctly he stated that Plagueis figured out how to manipulate Midichlorians to create life. Do you think that Darth Plagueis was responsible for creating Anakin? If you recall in TPM when Shmi talks to Qui-gon, she stated there was no father for Anakin. Could it be possible that Plagueis saw that Sidious would kill/overcome him and planned somehow to create Anakin via manipulating Midichlorians? Maybe Plagueis knew that Anakin/Vader would eventually defeat Sidious and as a result Plagueis would eventually get his revenge for being killed by his apprentice. Thoughts?