Alright, I just finished my 57th viewing of AOTC and I just now put two and two together and found some more things to support my theory posted earlier in this thread (the correct theory). Padme is under the influence of Palpatine, and this is very obvious in two places: 1) When Palpatine says that he is "fairly confident" that she would do what he instructs in regards to Padme leaving Corusant for "protection" via Anakin. 2) Why else would Padme leave Jar Jar in charge of her senatorial duties while she is away? Because her and Palpatine arranged it and made sure that Jar Jar was at the meeting in Palpatines office when they talked about giving the the Chancellor emergency powers. Also, to support my "Padme has Force powers" theory, think about the jump she made from the arena pillar onto the Reek with Anakin. On a side note, I am starting to think that Palpatine is actually a clone of Darth Sideous. He was placed on Naboo and won the senatorial seat and moved up from there. With both Palpatine and Padme working for Sideous, this allowed him to do other work, such as ordering a clone army from the Kaminos after he faked his death and left the Jedi Order. Darth Sideous was formerly known as Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas. The Dark Side has clouded his identity and presence from the Jedi Council. This also explains why the Clone Army was ordered by Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas, supposedly after his "death", and also why Jango Fett had never heard of him. Sideous has Count Dooku aka Darth Tyrannus recruit him for the Clone job. Dooku was already working for Sideous even before he left the Jedi Order. He hired Jango, then returned to Corusant and erased all records of Kamino from the Jedi Archives in order to hide the building of the Clone Army. Jango was chosen because when the time is right, it will be easy for the Supreme Chancellor to order the Clone Army to be under his control and not that of the Republic. Welcome to the creation of the Empire. When the time is right and Palpatine has declared himself Emperor, Sideous will "eliminate" him and assume the role himself. More to come later, that is alot for you guys to think about right now.