I doubt if this has been brought up and if it has please do away with this thread immediately. What would happen if Anakin Skywalker refused Palpatine's offer all the way? Would Palpatine lash out at Anakin with Sith lightning like he does against Skywalker's son twenty three years later on the Death Star? Palpatine knew that once the Jedi found out that he was a Sith, that he wasn't going to let them arrest him peacefully. Let's say when Mace declares that Palpatine is too dangerous to be left alive and Anakin reasons with this fact and draws his lightsaber and goes in for the kill along with Mace, what would Palpatine do? Up to this point even when Anakin drew his lightsaber on him when finding out his friend the chancellor was the Sith Lord, Palpatine refuses to be hostile, putting the Sith at risk. I know he had to remain calm in order to recruit Anakin, but would have happened if: 1. Anakin goes with Mace and the posse and sees the fight and hold back until Mace disarms Sidious? 2. What would have happened had Sidious killed Mace and Anakin and Sidious was left there with lightsaber against lightsaber? or 3. Once Palpatine is disarmed, Anakin walks in when he does and sees Mace's lightsaber drawn but has the intentions to kill Palpatine along with Mace. Does Palpatine still remain calm or does he send dark side lightning at them both?