I haven't read the shatterpoint novels or anything, but anakin's 'shatterpoint' must be trust. The Jedi did not trust Anakin and Sidious did - that's why Anakin turned to the darkside. I scanned through some of the trust quotes from RotS: OBI-WAN: Anakin, the only reason the Council has approved your appointment is because the Chancellor trusts you. MACE: It's very dangerous, putting them together. I don't think the boy can handle it. I don't trust him. ANAKIN: I have to admit my trust in them has been shaken. ANAKIN: Obi-Wan and the Council don't trust me. PADME: They trust you with their lives. PALPATINE: They don't trust you, Anakin. They see your future. They know your power will be too strong to control. Anakin, you must break through the fog of lies the Jedi have created around you. Let me help you to know the subtleties of the Force. ANAKIN: I must go, Master. MACE WiNDU: No. If what you told me is true, you will have gained my trust, but for now remain here. ANAKIN: Yes, Master. MACE WiNDU: Wait for us in the Council Chamber until we return. ANAKIN: Yes, Master. PALPATINE: Because the Council did not trust you, my young apprentice, I believe you are the only Jedi with no knowledge of this plot. When the Jedi learn what has transpired here, they will kill us, along with all the Senators. Now I finally get that last quote a bit better!!! It seems totally wrong, because it is. But logically, the emperor is right. because of A, this is what happens. On that level, he's right. Plus he's playing on Anakin's fears and feeding propaganda. edit: Plus, when Luke trusted Anakin blindly in RotJ, he turned back to the lightside of the force (which has never been done before, I don't think).