Not really the thread for this discussion, but I'll see if I can't tackle this one. First, even when someone does something "inexplicably evil", there is almost always someone else who loves that person no matter what! It is indeed how people react when their loved ones go on a rampage. Haven't you ever watched the news, or interviews after someone is taken down by the law for an awful crime? It's usually, "He was such a good person! I can't believe he would do this!" As for Padme's thoughts on Anakin, his motives were good, they had just been corrupted by Palpatine. The idea that UNLIMITED POWAH was the only way to save others went to his head when he feared that Padme was going to die. Padme was also too close to Anakin to see him for how evil he really was. Ever talked to a woman after her boyfriend/husband just put his hands on her? Their answer is usually, "It was my fault. I shouldn't have [whatever pissed him off]." It's as I keep typing, they had a very unhealthy codependent relationship.