I thought I might post this thread, because there are a couple possibilities, and this is one of the biggest mysteries of AOTC. At first I thought it was Palpatine, because of Sifo-Dyas/Sidious, and he seemed to be one of the obvious people. But now I think it might be Dooku for numerous reasons: 1. Dooku left the 0rder and made the clone order about ten years prior to Episode II, around the same time the real Sifo-Dyas was killed. 2. It couldn't have been Qui-Gon-he was killed 10 years ago, whereas Sifo-Dyas was killed ALMOST 10 years ago. Dooku might have used his name and then sent someone to kill him, just to dispose of the evidence. 3. In the AOTC novel, Lama Su says that the Kamionans wanted a Jedi to be the original host, but Sifo-Dyas picked Jango Fett out himself. Later, Jango says he was recruited by a man called Tyranus, who is obviously Dooku (Sidious called him "Lord Tyranus.") Jango couldn't have been recruited by two guys. And Jango was talking about being recruited to be the original host of the clone army, not to kill Padme. Unless the movie novels aren't completely canon, these reasons pretty much point right to Dooku. The fact that Sidious sounds a lot like Sifo-Dyas is probably just a red herring to throw us off the track. Does anyone have another reason to add to my opinion? A different one? A thought? Anyone? Son of M.M.