So, the Prophecy says that someone will bring balance to the force in the PT, but what exactly is balance, and what is it ment to balance? I mean, the Jedi are obviously many and mid way through TPM we discover the Sith are back, but we are told that there are always two. So why would the Prophecy talk of balance? Does it mean to wipe out the Jedi to a point where its just Obi/Yoda, two Jedi and two Sith, Sidious/Vader, then just Luke/Leia once Obi and Yoda pass? Not an exact balance obviously if you include various Jedi that escaped, but is that the answer? I always assumed that the balance was brought back once Vader kills Sidious, thus killing himself and ending the Sith, so is the Balance by the Chosen One brought about by ending the Sith? If so, it seems a long way to go about it, murdering loads of Jedi and waiting nigh on 20 years before doing the deed, unless its because Anakin turned to the dark side, the Prophecy deviated from its orginal course? Did the Prophecy/Force always intend to wipe out the Jedi? Anyone else got any ideas? Answers on a postcard please! (I posted this in the Saga forum because it spans the whole trilogy, where the Prophecy eventually ends).